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Events and attractions in Bloomington, IN


Attractions and Events

IU campus, Downtown Bloomington

Eskenazi Museum of Art

The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art is located at 1133 East Seventh Street.


The gallery is open 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 5:00p.m. on Sunday. The Museum Café is open 8:00am to 5:00p.m. on weekdays and noon to 5:00p.m. on weekends.


For more information on the museum’s collections and current exhibitions, go to: 

Lilly Library

The Lilly Library is having a special exhibition on “The Victorian Book: From the Gutter to the Stars.”


The Lilly Library’s address is 1200 East Seventh Street, and it is open Wednesday and Thursday 9:30a.m. to 6:00p.m., Friday 9:30a.m. to 5:00p.m., and Saturday 9:30a.m. to 4:00p.m. It is closed on Sundays.


For more information on the exhibition, go to: 

IU Opera and Ballet

IU Opera will perform Charles Gounod’s 1867 Roméo et Juliette Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11 at 7:30p.m. in the Musical Arts Center at 101 North Eagleson Avenue.


For more information or to purchase tickets, go to: 

IU Theater

IU Theatre will perform Cabaret at 7:30p.m. on November 8, 9, 10, and 11, as well as 2:00pm on Saturday, November 11.


Performances will be in the Wells-Metz Theatre in the Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center, 275 North Jordan Avenue.


For more information or to purchase tickets, go to: 

IU Cinema

IU Cinema will be screening Sergei Parajanov’s The Color of Pomegranates, Wong Kar-Wai’s In the Mood for Love, Joe Dante’s Matinee, Ron Osgood’s Just Like Me: The Vietnam War/The American War, and Sarah Vos’s White Balls on Walls during the period from Thursday, November 9 to Sunday, November 12.


IU Cinema is located at 1213 East Seventh Street. For more detailed information about their schedule or to purchase tickets, go to: 

IU Auditorium

See website for upcoming events


Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Historic venue downtown for a variety of shows

See website for upcoming events

Constellation Stage

Plays and film screenings

See website for current season

The Comedy Attic

Named a Top 10 Comedy Club in America by USA Today

See website for upcoming shows

The Bluebird Nightclub

Bar and music venue

See website for upcoming concerts

Greater Bloomington and Beyond

Griffy Lake

Over 10 miles of hiking trails around the lake

Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center

Free admission; guided tours on weekends

Oliver Winery

Reservations required for wine tastings

Butler Winery

Walk-in wine tastings; vineyards open for visit

Lake Monroe

Hiking trails varying in difficulty

Brown County State Park

$7 entrance fee per car; the place to see fall foliage in Indiana

Nashville, IN

Quaint town with antique shops and craft studios

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