IU Bloomington produces over 1,100 musical performances, operas, ballets, and theater productions each year; most are free. These include: African American Arts Institute choral ensemble; Auditorium, IU Broadway touring companies; Ballet Theater productions; Jacobs School of Music festivals; Opera Theater classics and premieres; Theatre, Drama & Contemporary Dance. See info online.
See a constantly updated list of things that are happening around town at the city website, day by day.
See our daily events listings for bars and clubs in the Bloomington area, followed by an editor's pick of events throughout the year.
Saturdays 9am-1pm, from April through November, at 401 N Morton St, next to City Hall - Showers Building, locally grown produce, plants, prepared foods directly from farmers, local entertainment.
June 21, 2014, 3-11 pm at Showers Common, next to Bloomington City Hall. Dozens of Bloomington’s best restaurants, wineries and breweries, plus live musical entertainment, for festival atmosphere.
September 5-6, 2014. On 4th St between College Ave and Walnut St. Weekend-long celebration of queer people and allies in Bloomington: FRI night kick-off party at The Back Door; free SAT day-long street festival with local/ regional bands, rainbow jewelry making, drag performances, dance party area, teen dance, body painting, comedy, food, workshops + Sungay brunch at Rachael's Cafe.
January-February, 2015, at the the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, the 12th annual festival screenings and discussions to explore a wide variety of issues & situations that involve the GLBTQ communities. This past year’s 2014 event featured 26 films from four continents, 7 live performances, and five separate screenings, as well as parties and fringe events throughout the week.