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.
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.