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December 2019

Holiday Indoor Farmers’ Market

December 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grossinger Motors Arena, 101 S. Madison St.
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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Join us for a special Holiday Farmers' Market from 9 am - 12 pm in the Grossinger Motors Arena. Long Ladder Home will be our live entertainment. Get all of the last minute holiday gifts and food items. Check back with us closer to the event date to see the map our participating vendors!

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January 2020

Hands on Art – January First Friday

January 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Bloomington Bloomington, IL 61701 United States

Downtown Bloomington celebrates art in all forms on First Fridays! Join us again in January for "Hands on Art" More details about this months event including a list of participating businesses and galleries coming soon!

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Bloomington-Normal Sixty-Six Games Expo

January 17, 2020 - January 20, 2020
Grossinger Motors Arena, 101 S. Madison St.
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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League of Legends Tournament - $6,000 Prize Pool// 32 Open -16 High School Video Game Convention - Developers, Game Dealers, Cosplay Contest, Games & VR Eports Clinic - Panels & Networking with Industry Professionals   More info at Sixtysixgames.com

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The Drifters

January 18, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 600 N. East St.
Bloomington, 61701

Saturday, January 18, 2020 at 7:30 PM Tickets: $40/ $30/ $20/ Student $10   “Up on the Roof”, “Under the Boardwalk”, “This Magic Moment”, “There Goes My Baby”, “Dance with Me”, “Spanish Harlem” and “Stand by Me”. The list of hits goes on and on.  They were the first African American vocal group to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Along with fellow inductees The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Bob Dylan and The Supremes, The Drifters…

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Bandstand: The Tony Winning Broadway Musical

January 22, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 600 N. East St.
Bloomington, 61701
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Tickets: $65/ $55/ $45 Show Sponsored by Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Anthony & Karen DeAngelis, Owners From three-time Tony® winner and Hamilton choreographer, Andy Blankenbuehler, comes an inspiring new American musical that explodes with infectious music and high-octane, heart-stopping dancing. Its 1945, and six soldiers return from war to a changed nation. When NBC announces a national competition to find the nation’s next great musical superstars, they form a band unlike any the nation has ever seen. Along the way, they discover…

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January Indoor Market

January 25, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grossinger Motors Arena, 101 S. Madison St.
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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We move the Farmers' Market indoors from January to April from 10 am - 12 pm in the Grossinger Motors Arena. The Unemployed Architects  will be our live entertainment. Get all of the last minute holiday gifts and food items. Check back with us closer to the event date to see the map our participating vendors!

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Magnificent Mozart

January 25, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 600 N. East St.
Bloomington, 61701
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An evening of magnificent music featuring Mozart’s masterful Sinfonia Concertante with Concertmaster Roy Meyer and Principal Viola Nicholas Jeffery. Jennifer Higdon’s energetic To The Point and Stravinsky’s rhythmically charged Dumbarton Oaks, inspired by Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, round out this playful program. For more information, go to ilsymphony.org.

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#ShePERSISTED

January 31, 2020 @ 2:30 pm - February 2, 2020 @ 7:30 pm
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 600 N. East St.
Bloomington, 61701
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Tickets: $10, General Admission Coalescence Theatre Project and The Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts are partnering to present the #ShePERSISTED: New Play Festival The deadline for play consideration is October 1st, 2019. Script submissions may be sent to Coalescence Theatre Project at coalescencetheatre@gmail.com The #ShePERSISTED festival of new plays will feature new work by Women, Femme and Non-Binary playwrights. Four one-act plays will be presented as staged readings, acted and directed by Bloomington-Normal area artists. The quartet of plays will…

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February 2020

Judy Moody & Stink

February 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

A musical for Grades K – 5 Monday, February 3 at 10:00 AM and 12:15 PM In this new musical, Judy Moody and her brother Stink take audiences on a hilarious adventure. As usual, Judy is in a mood. After seeing her classmate’s picture on the front page of the newspaper, Judy wants to be famous and sets off to find fame and happiness. All the while, Stink and his foul-smelling sneakers become a real distraction as he vies for the…

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Tour de Chocolat

February 7, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

You've been waiting all year for the sights the sounds and the samples during Tour de Chocolat in Downtown Bloomington! Join us in our great downtown shops and art galleries for this tasty annual event!   A complete list of participating businesses and galleries coming soon!

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Paw Patrol Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure”

February 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - February 26, 2020 @ 8:00 pm
Grossinger Motors Arena, 101 S. Madison St.
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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BUY TICKETS Paw Patrol Live! "The Great Pirate Adventure"

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March 2020

Downtown Through the Decades – March First Friday

March 6, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Bloomington Bloomington, IL 61701 United States

Downtown Bloomington is rich with history! Come and check out how the many participating shops portray Downtown Through the Decades! Our artists will be using the First Friday in March to celebrate Discovering Young Artists - We can't wait to see what they have to share with us!   More details on this event to come!

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April 2020

Area Artist Invitational – April First Friday

April 3, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Bloomington Bloomington, IL 61701 United States

Check out our various art galleries, retailers and restaurants as they extend their hours until 8pm for First Friday! Many of our businesses will be hosting artists from outside the district as part of the annual Area Arts Invitational!   More information to come!

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May 2020

Derby Days – May First Friday

May 1, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Bloomington Bloomington, IL 61701 United States

Check out our various art galleries, retailers and restaurants as they extend their hours until 8 p.m and celebrate Derby Days! More information to come!

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