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Monday, January 12, 2009

Winter's a great time to breakaway

Categories: Arts & Culture

You may not think there's much going on during the winter months in south central Indiana, but when it comes to B-town, you'd be seriously mistaken.  There are dozens of great events coming up over the next couple of months and we've made it even easier for you to visit Bloomington for a great winter getaway! For a limited time only (until March 9th, to be exact), Bloomington is offering a $99 Winter Package rate at six area hotels. Now, $99 is a great rate on its own, but we know that times are tough right now, so we've made this deal even better – you'll also receive over $99 in coupons and special offers from area businesses. I'll give you a minute to do the mental math . . .  that's right, you pay $99 for the hotel room and we'll give you $99 in special offers – that's about as close as you can get to a FREE winter getaway!

If you're an arts lover, winter is a great time to breakaway to Bloomington. Here are just a few of the great events and performances we've got coming up. There's something for everyone, no matter what your taste. See the Breakaway Calendar for more great events.



Michelle Shocked - Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Jan. 17

Comic Theo Von from Road Rules - The Funny Bone, Jan. 22-24

Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters' First 100 Years - Cardinal Stage Company, Jan. 23-Feb. 1

King Bee & The Stingers - Upland Roadhouse, Jan. 23

Ryan Cabrera - The Bluebird, Jan. 26

On the Edge (IU Ballet) - Bukirk-Chumley Theater, Jan. 28

Nocturnal - Bloomington Playwrights Project, Jan. 29-Feb. 14

Week of Chocolate - Various venues, Jan. 31-Feb. 8

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - IU Auditorium, Feb. 3 & 4

Last Comic Standing's Joe DeVito - The Funny Bone, Feb. 5-7

IU Opera: Le Cendrillon - Musical Arts Center, Feb. 6-14

Stop Kiss (IU Theatre) - Wells-Metz Theatre, Feb. 6-14

Science of Sculpture Series - WonderLab Museum, various dates

Corey Smith - The Bluebird, Feb. 20

Kappa Alpha Theta Antique Show - Bloomington Convention Center, Feb. 21-22

ArtsWeek 2009: Politics and the Arts - Various venues, Feb. 19-March 1

Ladysmith Black Mambazo - IU Auditorium, March 2

Mamma Mia! - IU Auditorium, March 5-6

Ralph Stanley - Buskirk-Chumley Theater, March 6

Indiana Heritage Quilt Show - Bloomington Convention Center, March 5-9

Tosha Daugherty

Tosha Daugherty

Tosha was the primary contributor to the B-town Blog during her tenure as content coordinator. Her blogs covered a number of topics, from family activities to outdoor excursions.