Check out the video below and get a glimpse of what Bloomington, Indiana has to offer. It’s set to Bloomington’s native Hoagy Carmichael’s “Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening.
Bloomington Playwrights Project
The Bloomington Playwrights Project (BPP) is the only professional theatre in the entire state of Indiana dedicated solely to new plays. In operation for 35 years, we serve both the Bloomington and national theatre community by working with talented playwrights, actors, and artists to develop high-level productions for our local patrons as well as the many audiences attending subsequent productions of scripts that originated here at the BPP.
View their website: http://www.newplays.org/
Bloomington Visitors Center
Looking for things you can’t see or do anywhere else? You’ll find things in Bloomington that you’ve never imagined! Many people already know about Bloomington’s unique limestone heritage and beautiful scenery, but how about the country’s only Tibetan Cultural Center, the state’s oldest and largest winery, loads of antiques or a world music festival? You’ll find all these things and more among Bloomington’s unique attractions!
View their website: http://www.visitbloomington.com/
Jacobs School of Music
As one of the most comprehensive and acclaimed institutions for the study of music, the IU Jacobs School of Music plays a key role in educating performers, scholars, and music educators who influence music performance and education around the globe.
The more than 1,600 students who study at the Jacobs School of Music benefit from the intensity and focus of a conservatory combined with the broad academic offerings of a major university. The essence of a great music school is its faculty, and the more than 170 full-time faculty members in residence at the IU Jacobs School of Music include performers, scholars, and teachers of international renown. In addition, many top musicians and scholars come to the school each year to give master classes and guest lectures or to serve as visiting artistic directors, conductors, and faculty.
View their website: http://music.indiana.edu/
The historic Buskirk-Chumley Theater is a quick stroll from the Grant Street Inn in downtown Bloomington. One of the busiest community theaters in the nation, this 600 seat downtown landmark offers a wide array of entertainment. Artists of international acclaim, esteemed theater performances and captivating film festivals and cinema are all found just a block away from the heart of Bloomington, the courthouse square. Check out what’s going on tonight!
View their website: http://www.buskirkchumley.org/
Visit a place as unique as Bloomington.
The historic Fountain Square building is home to a gallery of eclectic boutique shops that sell things you can’t find anywhere else. Even if you think you know Bloomington, every time you visit Fountain Square Mall, you’ll find something that surprises you.
View their website at: http://www.fountainsquarebloomington.com/
Oliver Winery started in the 1960s as a hobby in the basement of Indiana University law professor William Oliver. His enthusiasm for making wine led him to establish a vineyard northwest of Bloomington. Soon the flourishing vines produced grapes far in excess of his needs as a hobby winemaker, and he began plans to open a commercial winery.
Our goal is to make approachable and satisfying wines that capture the flavor of high quality fruit. It all starts with fantastic flavor in wine grapes and fruit. Our own vineyard practices and the relationships with our growers play a critical role in our efforts to make great wine. Bright flavors and balance are the hallmarks of Oliver wine. We invite you to come experience everything Oliver Winery has to offer.
View their website: http://www.oliverwinery.com/
Big Woods Bloomington (Quaff On!)
Big Woods Bloomington, located at 116 North Grant Street in the heart of Bloomington’s dining and entertainment district, is a distinctly different kind of tap room.
BWB features 24 taps, anchored by eight great beers from Quaff ON! and Big Woods, including the iconic Busted Knuckle Ale. The remaining 16 taps are our favorites from other great craft breweries. At BWB, the beer enthusiast can build a flight of beers of his or her choosing, guided by our knowledgeable staff.
The menu at BWB is informed by the beer, designed as a critical element of a complete tasting experience. From small plates to entrees, every dish has an optimal beverage pairing, conceived to please the palette. BWB also has a thoughtfully developed wine list and other beverages for our patrons to enjoy.
What about the ambiance? BWB’s space is purposely built for a comfortable, friendly and entertaining experience. From the steam pipe tap tower to the barnwood bar and our signature Flat Rock furniture, the table is set for you to enjoy your visit. Whether you’re inside the dining room, sitting at the bar or relaxing out on the deck, we want you to feel welcome and well cared-for.
View their website at: http://quaffon.com/bw-bloomington-2/
Since opening its doors in 1941, IU Auditorium has served as a university and community gathering place, hosting a diverse array of world-class artists, entertainers, musicians and lecturers in an opulent 3,200-seat theatre. The IU Auditorium Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm. Tickets for all Auditorium events are also available by phone at 812.855.1103 and online. Visit our website for a complete list of IU Auditorium events and more information about our current season.
View their website: http://www.iuauditorium.com/