Events Calendar

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  • 06/28/2024 to 06/28/2024 – April Rose is hosting and producing her first show in a hot minute at the Back Door! She's bringing along Pancha La Flor, Maurice Mantini, and Vanity Rex and they're all doing BROADWAY numbers!
  • 06/28/2024 to 06/28/2024 – BINGO!!!
  • 04/12/2024 to 10/25/2024 – Every Friday from 11 am – 9 pm, enjoy Bloomington's best food trucks in one place: Switchyard Park! This family-friendly event is one of the most beloved B-Town traditions and a must-attend event for
  • 06/28/2024 to 06/28/2024 – Kicking off our 2024 Monroe County Fair with an amazing firework show June 28th.Admission: DONATIONS ONLY!!! (all donations are used to purchase fireworks)Gate 3 opens @ 6:00 p.m.There will be live
  • 06/27/2024 to 06/27/2024 – Manuela (Cecilia Roth) is the perfect mother. A hard-working nurse, she's built a comfortable life for herself and her teenage son, an aspiring writer. But when tragedy strikes and her beloved only
  • 06/27/2024 to 06/27/2024 – DEATHSTALKER II: DUEL OF THE TITANS1987 • USA • 85 minutes • dir. Jim WynorskiThursday, June 27that The Orbit Room (107 N College)$7 dollars | 18+Showtime: 7pmSynopsis: The legendary swordsman (now
  • 06/27/2024 to 06/27/2024 – Good Looks write kindhearted and cathartic rock songs about the persistence required to make it through hard times. In April 2022, the Austin, Texas quartet released their critically acclaimed debut
  • 06/27/2024 to 06/27/2024 – City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation presents:Peoples Park Concert SeriesLive music Thursdays from 4:30-6 p.m. in Peoples Park.Enjoy free, live performances from local and regional musicians in
  • 06/06/2024 to 07/25/2024 – This summer, watch your favorite movies on the big screen! Join us for our outdoor movie series at the Hamilton Lugar School Lawn on select Thursdays in June and July.Thursday, June 6: Mean Girls
  • 06/27/2024 to 06/27/2024 – Five Dollar Fight ClubThursday, June 27that The Orbit Room (107 N College)$5 dollars | 18+Showtime: 9pm$5 Fight Club! This is a series dedicated to bringing you a wide array of martial arts deep cuts
  • 05/08/2024 to 09/25/2024 – Food Truck Wednesdays will be held every Wednesday from May 10th through September 27th, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Live music & food trucks!There will not be a Food Truck Wednesday on September 11th
  • 06/26/2024 to 06/26/2024 – animals & giraffes (phillip greenlief & claudia la rocco) + ORTET, Joan Hawkins, Kyle Quass7PM Backspace Galleryinside Bonne Fête112 West 6th Streeton the square in Bloomington INanimals &
  • Starting 01/24/2024 – Every Wednesday night The Back Door hosts Open Stage which gives entertainers new and polished a chance at showcasing their craft on our new patio! Open to drag/burlesque/boylesque/music whatever!
  • 06/24/2024 to 06/26/2024 – Sunday June 23 4PM (Subtitled)Monday June 24 7PM (Dubbed)Wednesday June 26 7PM (Subtitled) It’s 2032. And the boundary between humans and machines has become infinitely vague………Acclaimed director
  • 06/26/2024 to 06/26/2024 – Green Drinks Bloomington is a lively, informal social networking event for people from all walks of life who are interested in making a greener world. We gather monthly to share libations and
  • 06/26/2024 to 06/26/2024 – Doors open at 9 show at 10, 21+ show.
  • 06/26/2024 to 06/26/2024 – Live Music!
  • 01/10/2024 to 07/03/2024 – Trivia Wednesdays: every week at Cardinal Spirits, with the biggest prizes in Bloomington!🤯 fun + original trivia hosted by Josh Johnson of Bloomington Pub Quiz, the longest-running pub quiz in
  • 06/20/2024 to 08/31/2024 – Explore 450 million years of Hoosier history in the heart of campus. The IGWS Learning Lab is an experiential learning center that brings our collections out of storage for hands-on discovery. Part
  • Starting 02/20/2024 – Open mic night!

Featured Events in Bloomington, Indiana

July 2024

Saturday July 13

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Discardia Mending Day
Recurs monthly

Mending Day is the second Saturday of each month, noon till 4PM. Join our sewing circle as we teach, learn, help others, mend and create art.
Please be kind and pre-launder your projects.

Bring your sewing, interest in sewing, interest to learn, and willingness to teach, or just bring pre-washed fabric items in need of mending or alteration! We fix and alter garments and other fabric items for free, as a service to the greater community, for fun! Let’s keep things useful and out of landfill together!

Calling all Artists, Fashion Designers, Creatives, and Community Members of All Ages Interested in Sustainable Practices. 

Discardia, a program of the Center for Sustainable Living, creates an environment for local designers to brainstorm to make upcycled clothing and to teach people in the community how to upcycle their own items. 

Get involved with Discardia as a Mending Day Sewing Advisor: https://www.bloomingtonvolunteernetwork.org/need/detail/?need_id=355829

Discardia members and volunteer Sewing Advisors assist attendees in mending clothing, giving them an opportunity to learn how to sew or work on any other project involving clothing. Sewing machines and basic supplies are provided to participants, for free, and all ages are welcome!

Volunteer Sewing Advisors offer help to participants with altering or repairing the garments that they have brought in. Use your skills to assist participants with creative solutions, but not to make all the decisions for them.

Help is also appreciated in setting up and tearing down before and after the event (30 minutes each). 

This is a great way to empower as well as collaborate with a group of creative problem solvers and learn to use the various tools and tricks of the trade to make it easier to make adjustments to our own clothes so that they fit well and are comfortable and we feel good wearing them.

All skill levels are welcome and training is provided. It's a lot of fun and makes you feel empowered and confident. Contact Stephen Hale, Discardia Project Manager if interested at 812-334-0922.

Wednesday July 17

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Remote Worker Meetup (FREE Lunch) @ The Mill
Recurs monthly

Join us for lunch & casual chat with other remote workers! Lunch is on the house. We’re super casual, come as you are. No agenda, just food, connection, and fun! We’ll be there waiting to welcome you and make introductions. Every 3rd Wednesday of the month

https://www.meetup.com/bloomington-remote-workers-meetup-group/events/300580645/

August 2024

Saturday August 10

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Discardia Mending Day
Recurs monthly

Mending Day is the second Saturday of each month, noon till 4PM. Join our sewing circle as we teach, learn, help others, mend and create art.
Please be kind and pre-launder your projects.

Bring your sewing, interest in sewing, interest to learn, and willingness to teach, or just bring pre-washed fabric items in need of mending or alteration! We fix and alter garments and other fabric items for free, as a service to the greater community, for fun! Let’s keep things useful and out of landfill together!

Calling all Artists, Fashion Designers, Creatives, and Community Members of All Ages Interested in Sustainable Practices. 

Discardia, a program of the Center for Sustainable Living, creates an environment for local designers to brainstorm to make upcycled clothing and to teach people in the community how to upcycle their own items. 

Get involved with Discardia as a Mending Day Sewing Advisor: https://www.bloomingtonvolunteernetwork.org/need/detail/?need_id=355829

Discardia members and volunteer Sewing Advisors assist attendees in mending clothing, giving them an opportunity to learn how to sew or work on any other project involving clothing. Sewing machines and basic supplies are provided to participants, for free, and all ages are welcome!

Volunteer Sewing Advisors offer help to participants with altering or repairing the garments that they have brought in. Use your skills to assist participants with creative solutions, but not to make all the decisions for them.

Help is also appreciated in setting up and tearing down before and after the event (30 minutes each). 

This is a great way to empower as well as collaborate with a group of creative problem solvers and learn to use the various tools and tricks of the trade to make it easier to make adjustments to our own clothes so that they fit well and are comfortable and we feel good wearing them.

All skill levels are welcome and training is provided. It's a lot of fun and makes you feel empowered and confident. Contact Stephen Hale, Discardia Project Manager if interested at 812-334-0922.

Wednesday August 21

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Remote Worker Meetup (FREE Lunch) @ The Mill
Recurs monthly

Join us for lunch & casual chat with other remote workers! Lunch is on the house. We’re super casual, come as you are. No agenda, just food, connection, and fun! We’ll be there waiting to welcome you and make introductions. Every 3rd Wednesday of the month

https://www.meetup.com/bloomington-remote-workers-meetup-group/events/300580645/

September 2024

Saturday September 14

12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Discardia Mending Day
Recurs monthly

Mending Day is the second Saturday of each month, noon till 4PM. Join our sewing circle as we teach, learn, help others, mend and create art.
Please be kind and pre-launder your projects.

Bring your sewing, interest in sewing, interest to learn, and willingness to teach, or just bring pre-washed fabric items in need of mending or alteration! We fix and alter garments and other fabric items for free, as a service to the greater community, for fun! Let’s keep things useful and out of landfill together!

Calling all Artists, Fashion Designers, Creatives, and Community Members of All Ages Interested in Sustainable Practices. 

Discardia, a program of the Center for Sustainable Living, creates an environment for local designers to brainstorm to make upcycled clothing and to teach people in the community how to upcycle their own items. 

Get involved with Discardia as a Mending Day Sewing Advisor: https://www.bloomingtonvolunteernetwork.org/need/detail/?need_id=355829

Discardia members and volunteer Sewing Advisors assist attendees in mending clothing, giving them an opportunity to learn how to sew or work on any other project involving clothing. Sewing machines and basic supplies are provided to participants, for free, and all ages are welcome!

Volunteer Sewing Advisors offer help to participants with altering or repairing the garments that they have brought in. Use your skills to assist participants with creative solutions, but not to make all the decisions for them.

Help is also appreciated in setting up and tearing down before and after the event (30 minutes each). 

This is a great way to empower as well as collaborate with a group of creative problem solvers and learn to use the various tools and tricks of the trade to make it easier to make adjustments to our own clothes so that they fit well and are comfortable and we feel good wearing them.

All skill levels are welcome and training is provided. It's a lot of fun and makes you feel empowered and confident. Contact Stephen Hale, Discardia Project Manager if interested at 812-334-0922.

Wednesday September 18

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Remote Worker Meetup (FREE Lunch) @ The Mill
Recurs monthly

Join us for lunch & casual chat with other remote workers! Lunch is on the house. We’re super casual, come as you are. No agenda, just food, connection, and fun! We’ll be there waiting to welcome you and make introductions. Every 3rd Wednesday of the month

https://www.meetup.com/bloomington-remote-workers-meetup-group/events/300580645/

  • 114 E. Kirkwood Ave Wednesday, July 31, 2024, 7 – 8:30pm Dance Alliance is the premiere dance company at BYU-Idaho. The company is comprised of 28 highly accomplished dancers that perform a wide variety of dance genres (ballet, ballroom, contemporary, hip-hop, jazz, foot works, and world dance), in a 90 minute performance that is entertaining and accessible for audiences of all ages. The 2024 Dance Alliance Tour "Now and Then" will showcase hit songs from the Beatles, in celebration of the Beatles 60th anniversary! You won't want to miss this exceptional performance! Presenter: BYU-Idaho Contact: 812-323-3020 Communities: Bloomington More info: buskirkchumley.org…
  • 114 E Kirkwood Ave Tuesday, July 30, 2024, 7:30 – 9:30pm The first Glenn Miller Orchestra did not make it at all. It was a total and absolute economic failure. But Glenn knew what he wanted, held to that dedication and relentlessly worked to succeed. He launched his second band – the one that lives on today – in March of 1938. The Glenn Miller Orchestra has been a “hit” ever since.The legendary Glenn Miller was one of the most successful of all dance bandleaders back in the Swing Era of the 1930’s and 40’s. A matchless string of hit records, the […]
  • Hamilton Lugar School Lawn355 N Eagleson AveBloomington, IN 47405 Thursday, July 25, 2024, 9 – 11pm This summer, watch your favorite movies on the big screen! Join us for our outdoor movie series at the Hamilton Lugar School Lawn on select Thursdays in June and July. Thursday, July 25: IF – Movie begins at dusk. Presenter: Indiana Memorial Union MPAA Rating: PG Communities: Bloomington More info: events.iu.edu…
  • Buskirk-Chumley Theater114 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN Thursday, July 25, 2024, 7 – 9pm It's not ironic, it’s just a ton of fun to celebrate Christmas in July! Dress up, sing along, and bring the spirit of the season to cool off inside during the summer heat.White Christmas is a 1954 American musical comedy starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen featuring the songs of Irving Berlin.It’s the story of a successful song-and-dance team who become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.A Holiday classic worth showing […]
  • MORGENSTERN BOOKS849 S AUTO MALL RDBLOOMINGTON, IN 47401-5429 Thursday, July 25, 2024, 6:30 – 7:30pm ABOUT A HOME FOR FRIENDLESS WOMENIn Victorian-era Louisville, the Home for Friendless Women is run by benevolent benefactors with one mission: to reform the fallen women who live there into pious mothers and wives through religious lessons and hard work.For Ruth, a college student who’s expelled after a campus sexual assault, the Home is a purgatory to endure before she can get her life back. For Belle, a queer sex worker who exchanged her bed at a brothel for one in the Home, it’s a safe place […]
  • Peoples Park Thursday, July 25, 2024, 4:30 – 6pm City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation presents: Peoples Park Concert Series Live music Thursdays from 4:30-6 p.m. in Peoples Park. Enjoy free, live performances from local and regional musicians in Peoples Park. Join us July 25 for a performance from Acoustic Americana artist Steve Plessinger! Presenter: City of Bloomington Parks and Recreation Dep. Contact: ritterc@bloomington.in.gov Cost: Free Communities: Bloomington More info: bloomington.in.gov…
  • Waldron Auditorium122 S Walnut StBloomington, IN 47404 Saturday, July 20, 2024, 7:30 – 9:25pm Continue the Mamma Mia fun with the ultimate movie musical sequel! Five years after the events of Mamma Mia! (2008), Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother’s free-spirited past.Featuring hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA, this summer sing-along experience is not to be missed! Costumes encouraged! Presenter: Constellation Stage & Screen Contact: info@seeconstellation.org Ticket Phone: (812) 336-9300 Ticket Web Link: seeconstellation.org… Communities: Bedford, Bloomington, Brown County, Columbus, Franklin, French Lick/West Baden, Greencastle, Greene County, Greensburg, Greenwood, Indianapolis, Kokomo, Martinsville, Seymour, […]
  • Waldron Auditorium122 S Walnut St Bloomington, IN 47404 Saturday, July 20, 2024, 7:30 – 9:25pm Continue the Mamma Mia fun with the ultimate movie musical sequel! Five years after the events of Mamma Mia! (2008), Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother’s free-spirited past. Featuring hit songs by the popular 1970s group ABBA, this summer sing-along experience is not to be missed! Costumes encouraged! Presenter: Constellation Stage and Screen Contact: info@seeconstellation.org Communities: Bedford, Bloomington, Brown County, Columbus, Franklin, French Lick/West Baden, Greencastle, Greene County, Greensburg, Greenwood, Indianapolis, Kokomo, Martinsville, Seymour, Spencer, Statewide, Terre Haute […]
  • Various American Legion Locations across the state Saturday, July 20, 2024, 9am – 3pm The Department of Indiana American Legion Riders are hosting a STATEWIDE event! We are inviting all to join us in your region and ride for a cause! The IN-STATE LEGACY RUN is a ride designated to support the Indiana American Legion Foundation. This foundation was created to benefit programs of the Indiana American Legion, this year we are focused on youth programs. Last year our In-State Legacy run brought in $ 83,474.72 and this year we want to top that. We are not only riding and taking donations, […]
  • Community Foundation of Hancock County971 W US 40Greenfield, IN Saturday, July 20, 2024, 9am – 4pm The featured speaker will again be timber framing specialist Rick Collins, owner of Trillium Dell/Firmitas in Galesburg, IL. His morning talk is entitled, “Saving the Littleton-Kingen Round Barn.” In 2023 the state’s largest remaining round barn suffered significant tornado damage that threatened its survival. Attendees will learn the details about what happened to the barn and what Rick’s company undertook to save it. As with mortise and tenon barns, Trillium Dell has seen consistent and common failures in round barns and these issues will be discussed […]

A calendar of upcoming meetings and events for the city of Bloomington, Indiana

A calendar of upcoming programs and events for Bloomington Parks and Recreation