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March 2020

Bloomington Reads: Book Discussion

March 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bloomington Public Library, 205 E. Olive
Bloomington, 61701
Free

• Sun, Mar 22 • 2-3pm; Wetzel Reading Room Meet to discuss "White Rose" by Kip Wilson, this year’s Bloomington Reads spotlight title. "White Rose" is a novel written in verse. It tells the little-known story of the White Rose organization, a resistance group of young adults who opposed Hitler from inside Nazi Germany. Much of what’s known about the group comes from letters and leaflets written by Sophie Scholl and others, encouraging support in their fight against the Nazi…

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Bloomington Reads: The Reckoning – Remembering the Dutch (movie)

March 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bloomington Public Library, 205 E. Olive
Bloomington, 61701
Free

Movie: The Reckoning - Remembering the Dutch Resistance • Tue, Mar 24 • 6:30-8:30pm; Community Room Tuesday, March 24 6:30 – 8:30 pm movie is not rated This documentary focuses on Diet Eman, a Netherlands native who actively protected Jews, Allied soldiers, and other refugees during World War II. A short stint in a concentration camp did not stop her endeavors through the end of the war. This program is part of the 2020 Bloomington Reads programming series. --- ABOUT…

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Alejandro Escovedo

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Castle Theatre, 209 E. Washington
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
$25

Alejandro Escovedo feat. Don Antonio & Alex Ruiz Performing songs from The Crossing, en Español and more! Tuesday, March 24th Doors: 7 PM | Show: 8PM $25 ADV | $28 DOS Fully seated general admission show Venue Information: The Castle Theatre 209 E Washington St #1 Bloomington, IL, 61701the

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Here Come The Mummies & Tropidelic

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Castle Theatre, 209 E. Washington
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
$22.50

Here Come The Mummies live at The Castle Theatre on March 27th with special guest Tropidelic. Doors: 7PM | Show: 8PM $22.50 Adv. | $25 Day of Show Venue Information: The Castle Theatre 209 E Washington St #1 Bloomington, IL, 61701

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Lego Construction Time

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Bloomington Public Library, 205 E. Olive
Bloomington, 61701
Free

Lego Construction Time • Saturdays: Jan 4, Feb 1, Mar 28, May 23 o 10-11:30am; Story Room • Friday: Apr 10 o 11am-12:30pm; Story Room • For those in grades K-5 Kids in grades K-5 are encouraged to build creative, independent, and group projects with family and friends. A wide variety of Lego books, idea sheets, and STEM challenges will be available to help you as you build your creation. A Duplo block area will be provided for younger siblings…

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MIDWAY MARAUDERS VS. MILWAUKEE WOLFPACK

March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grossinger Motors Arena, 101 S. Madison St.
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States

The Midway Marauders Indoor Football team announced their new home will be in Bloomington, Illinois at VenuWorks-managed Grossinger Motors Arena for the spring season starting in March 2020. Season tickets can be reserved now by contacting info@midwaymarauders.com. Single game tickets will go on sale at the Subaru Box Office at Grossinger Motors Arena or Ticketmaster.com on Friday, December 20th at 11:00 a.m.

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Gabriel Events My Posse In Effect

March 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Castle Theatre, 209 E. Washington
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
$12

My Posse in Effect- A Tribute to the Beastie Boys live at The Castle Theatre on Saturday, March 28th. Doors: 7PM | Show: 8PM $12 Adv. | $15 Day of Show Presented by Gabriel Events Venue Information: The Castle Theatre 209 E Washington St #1 Bloomington, IL, 61701

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Bloomington Reads: Hitler’s First Hundred Days

March 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Bloomington Public Library, 205 E. Olive
Bloomington, 61701

Hitler’s First Hundred Days • Sun, Mar 29 • 2pm; Community Room Peter Fritzsche, University of Illinois history professor and author, will discuss his book, "Hitler’s First Hundred Days: Prelude to the Thousand Year Reich." Included in his presentation, Fritzsche will discuss the White Rose resistance group’s efforts within this time period. Following the program and a Q & A session, Fritzsche will sign copies of his book. Bring your own copy or buy one at the program. This program…

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Bob Mould & Jason Narducy

March 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Castle Theatre, 209 E. Washington
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
$27.50

Bob Mould: Sunshine Rock Spring 2020 Solo Electric Tour live at The Castle Theatre on March 29th wsg Jason Narducy. Doors: 6:30 PM | Show: 7:30PM FULLY SEATED SHOW $27.50 Advance | $30 Day of Show Venue Information: The Castle Theatre 209 E Washington St #1 Bloomington, IL, 61701

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April 2020

Area Artist Invitational – April First Friday

April 3 @ 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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November 2020

Small Business Saturday

November 28 @ 12:00 am - December 6 @ 11:59 pm
Downtown Bloomington Bloomington, IL 61701 United States

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 Downtown Bloomington Businesses to make your #ShopSmall dreams come true! Shop from November 28th to December 4th!  More details to come!

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