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November 2019

Grossinger Motors Arena – TROLLS LIVE

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Grossinger Motors Arena, 101 S. Madison St.
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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GROSSINGER MOTORS ARENA PRESENTS:  TROLLS LIVE - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16  TWO PERFORMANCES - 10 AM AND 2:30 PM Get ready for another hair-raising adventure when Poppy, Branch and their friends come to life on-stage in Trolls LIVE!, their first ever live tour! The journey begins when the Trolls’ Hug Time is unexpectedly put at risk. Knowing that the only way to save it is by doing what the Trolls do best, Poppy hosts a toe-tapping, Trolls-tastic show, jam-packed with all…

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Houndmouth

November 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Castle Theatre, 209 E. Washington
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
$25

Houndmouth live at The Castle Theatre on Wednesday, November 20th wsg Mark Charles. Doors 7:00pm / Show 8:00pm $25 (Advance) / $28 (Day of Show) Ticket Prices listed do NOT include additional Ticket Fees added at online checkout & box office HOUNDMOUTH Website | Facebook | Instagram In late 2011, Matt Myers, Zak Appleby and Shane Cody started playing music together in a historic home in New Albany, Indiana dubbed "The Green House." Its rooms were adorned with relics from times past, so it…

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Hiring Fair

November 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In partnership with the Illinois Department of Employment Security, Bloomington Library is hosting a hiring fair. The event will include 6-8 employers with active positions in Production, IT, Logistics, and Healthcare. All job seekers are welcome. Please bring a resume and a desire to work. And don’t forget to dress to impress!

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Club de lectura español / Spanish Book Club

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bloomington Public Library, 205 E. Olive
Bloomington, 61701

November 21; discutir Más allá del invierno escrito por Isabel Allende Únase a nosotros en la biblioteca pública de Bloomington para conversar en español sobre libros! Recoger y leer este libro antes de la fecha de la discusión. Las copias del libro estará disponible que rentar aproximadamente un mes antes de la discusión, del escritorio servicio en el Departamento de Adultos en el segundo piso de la biblioteca. Si no tiene una tarjeta de la biblioteca, traiga su identificación con…

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Carly Pearce

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Castle Theatre, 209 E. Washington
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
$20

Carly Pearce live at The Castle Theatre on Thursday, November 21st with special guest Ryan Griffin. Doors: 7:00 PMShow: 8:00 PM $20 Advance | $23 Day of Show Ticket Prices listed do NOT include additional Ticket Fees added at online checkout & box office Facebook | Website Born into the bluegrass brawn of Kentucky, Carly Pearce has never known a moment that Country music wasn’t her destined path. At the young age of 11 she began touring with a local band, at…

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Thanksgiving Farmers’ Market

November 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Grossinger Motors Arena, 101 S. Madison St.
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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The 13th annual Thanksgiving Farmers Market will take place on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Jack Dupp Duo will be entertaining us. We've got everything, but the turkey grabbing for your Thanksgiving celebration! Here is the map of the vendors participating in this month's market. http://downtownbloomington.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/TFM-patron-map-19.pdf

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Small Business Saturday 2019

November 30
Downtown Bloomington, Bloomington, IL 61701 United States + Google Map

Founded by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday takes place each year on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. American Express started the shopping event in an effort to boost spending at small businesses during the holiday season and help establishments remain open during the recession. Celebrate Small Business Saturday in #DowntownBLM! The City of Bloomington Economic Development Department has partnered up with 27 Downtown Bloomington Businesses to make your #ShopSmall dreams come true! Shop from November 30th to December 6th at any of the businesses…

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Withers Tree Lighting

November 30 @ 5:30 pm
Withers Park, corner of Washington and East
Bloomington, IL United States

This Downtown Bloomington Tradition is a great way to cap off an amazing day of shopping on Small Business Saturday! Join us on November 30th at 5:30 as Mayor Renner lights up Withers Park and kicks off the Holiday season in Bloomington! We will be serenaded with sweet carols, performed by ISU Music Education Majors, Megan Roche and  Rafael Gonzales! A few elves told us that Santa, sponsored by the NAACP, will be making an appearance!  

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Toys for Tots Silver Ball

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Castle Theatre, 209 E. Washington
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States

Gabriel Events welcomes Toys for Tots Silver Ball: One Night of Peace, Love & Music Jack Dupp and The Empty Bottles performing Jimi Hendrix Alabama Getaway ft. Edward David Anderson performing Grateful Dead and Wildermore performing Crosby, Stills & Nash Saturday, November 30th Doors: 6:00pm Show: 7:00pm $12 advance $15 day of show

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December 2019

The Pantagraph’s Holiday Spectacular

December 6 @ 12:00 am
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 600 N. East St.
Bloomington, 61701

Come see the most SPECTACULAR holiday show around! You don't want to miss this wonderful show featuring over 200 talented local women, men and children. No better way to kick off your holiday season than with Holiday Spectacular!! Tickets on sale at the BCPA : http://www.holidayspectacular.org/hsTickets.html

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Once Upon a Holiday – December First Friday

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

The Holidays are here and for the December First Friday, our Downtown Bloomington windows come alive with different activities! Click the link below for a complete list of all the First Friday activities! DEC. Map  

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Castle Theatre – Sierra Hull with 10 String Symphony

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Castle Theatre, 209 E. Washington
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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Sierra Hull, the singer, mandolinist and former child prodigy who signed with Rounder at age 13 and distinguished herself by becoming the first bluegrass musician to receive a Presidential Scholarship to the prestigious Berklee College of Music, released 'Weighted Mind,' her first new album in five years, on January 29, 2016.   10 STRING SYMPHONY 10 String Symphony is the collaboration between GRAMMY nominated fiddle player Christian Sedelmyer (The Jerry Douglas Band), and acclaimed songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Baiman. Since…

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Bloomington-Normal Jaycees Christmas Parade

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the Bloomington Normal Jaycees on Saturday, December 7th and kick off the Holiday season with the 90th annual Christmas Parade! The parade theme this year is Christmas Town and is based on the stop-motion animated musical, The Nightmare Before Christmas. The parade route will begin at Kingsley Jr. High in Normal and end in Downtown Bloomington. Following the parade is Christmas at the Museum with the McLean County Museum of History

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Christmas at the Courthouse

December 7 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
McLean County Museum of History, 200 North Main
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States

On Saturday, December 7, immediately following the Jaycees parade, follow jolly-old St. Nick up the courthouse steps and into the Museum, where visitors can enjoy holiday music, family activities and crafts, and free refreshments throughout the day from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. This is truly a family event. The old courthouse interior will be decorated in holiday splendor and exhibit galleries on all four levels will be open for viewing. Musical performances this year will feature acoustic guitarist Marcos…

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2019 Christmas Crawl

December 7 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Downtown Bloomington Bloomington, IL 61701 United States

Wear something festive, bring your friends, and join us for your new favorite holiday tradition! Following the Bloomington Normal Jaycees Christmas Parade, the party continues with the first ever Christmas Crawl! Join us for a day of fun through downtown Bloomington to benefit our local chapter of Toys for Tots! The party starts directly after the Jaycee's parade at nightshop where you can get your hands on your very own "Christmas Crawl" swag thanks to Meltdown Creative Works! Feel free…

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