February Events in Bloomington and Monroe County

Indiana University in Bloomington

Many of this month’s Monroe County events take place at Indiana University in Bloomington (its stately gate pictured above). AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2010, all rights reserved.

By Julie Warren
VisitBloomington.com
http://www.visitbloomington.com/

Welcome to Bloomington! The weather can be a bit dreary in February, but this month you’ll find plenty of activities to keep you warm and having fun.  This month is filled with musical offerings, including musical theater.  Starting on the first of the month choose from: Mooch the Magnificent, an opera for kids; Handel’s XERXES, presented by the renowned IU Opera and Ballet Theater; The Truman Show, a musical presented by the Bloomington Playwrights Project.

Throughout the month are even more opportunities to experience an extraordinary spectrum of music. Whether you like singer/songwriters, musicals, the orchestra, jazz, or 80’s dance parties, there’s something for everyone.  So start your humming and put on your dancing shoes because everyone needs a little music in their life, and Bloomington is a live music Mecca!

Sports fans can find plenty of action in Bloomington this month as well.  The highly-ranked IU men’s basketball team and the exciting women’s basketball team have several games at the legendary Assembly Hall.  Meanwhile, right next door, you can catch men’s and women’s tennis action at the indoor tennis pavilion.  The ranked Hoosier wrestlers also have some match ups this month, so get pumped and show your IU pride at these highly competitive events!

Do you love the outdoors? How about scavenger hunts?  Then challenge yourself to geocaching!  Geocaching is an outdoor hide and seek challenge where participants use a GPS navigational devise to find containers called “caches” which are hidden in a variety of places, from wooded areas to office buildings.  The Reservoir Ramble Geocache Challenge takes place on Saturday February 2nd at the Paynetown SRA on Lake Monroe.  This event will be a great way to hike and explore nature, so bundle up and wear good hiking shoes because it’s time to find some cache!

If you prefer to stay inside and enjoy quality art, come support Bloomington’s local artists at the Local Artists Showcase Event held on February 24th at the Convention Center.  This event features 67 extremely talented artists from around the area.

Bloomington is filled with culture and diversity.  The IU Auditorium is proud to present the RAAS Royalty dance competition on February 9th. This competition will give you a taste of the traditional Indian dance, Raas Garba, as eight teams compete for a chance to represent their schools at the National Competition in Texas.   Along with putting on such a spectacular and colorful display of Indian culture, the event raises money for its partnering organization, Timmy Global Health.  This is an experience you don’t want to miss!
There are many more events, shows, and performances taking place this month. For more information on events, restaurants, shopping, and attractions, go to http://www.VisitBloomington.com. Have a great stay!

February

Brewery Tours at Upland’s Production Brewery
Every weekend 2 pm
Upland’s Production Brewery
812-336-2337

IU Coach’s Show Radio Broadcast
Every Monday 7 pm
Holiday Inn
812-334-3252

The Short List — All ages variety show

On the first and third Monday of each month 7 pm
Cafe Django
812-339-2925

Beer School @ Yogi’s Grill & Bar
Every Tuesday7 pm
Yogi’s Grill & Bar
812-323-9644

Ryder Films in the Root Cellar Lounge
Every Thursday 7:30 pm
FARMbloomington in the Root Cellar Lounge
812-323-0002

First Friday & Gallery Walk
Feb. 1, 5 pm
Downtown Bloomington

First Friday Evening Science of Art: Opera for Kids
Feb. 1, 5 pm
Wonderlab
812-337-1337

IU Men’s Tennis Match vs. Oklahoma
Feb. 1, 2 pm
IU Tennis Center
866-IUSPORTS

IU Men’s Tennis Match vs. IUPUI
Feb. 1, 7 pm
IU Tennis Center
866-IUSPORTS

IU Men’s Wrestling Match vs. Michigan
Feb. 1,7 pm
University Gym
866-IUSPORTS

Week of Chocolate
Jan 26- Feb 1
Various times
Various venues
812-332-9615

Roundabout Opera for Kids presents: Mooch the Magnificent!
Feb. 1, 6 & 7:15 pm
Wonderlab
812-337-1337

Taylor 2
Feb. 1, 8 pm
Indiana University Auditorium
812-855-1103

Handel’s XERXES – 2012-13 IU Opera and Ballet Theater
Feb. 1-9, 8 pm
IU Musical Arts Center
812-855-7433

IU GLBTAA Celebration Weekend
Feb. 1-2
Various Locations
812-856-7260

Eagle Watch Weekend
Feb 1-3
Lake Monroe

PRIDE LGBTQ Film Festival
Jan 31- Feb 3
Buskirk Chumley

The Truman Show: A Musical
Feb 1-16
7:30 pm
Bloomington Playwrights project
812-334-1188

Reservoir Ramble Geocache Challenge
Feb. 2
Paynetown SRA at Lake Monroe
812-837-9967

IU Men’s Basketball Game vs. Michigan
Feb. 2
9 pm
Assembly Hall Basketball Complex
866-IUSPORTS

Spirit of ’68 presents Mice Parade
Feb. 2
8:30 pm
The Bishop Bar
812-855-8900

IU Women’s Basketball Game vs. Ohio State
Feb. 3
2 pm
Assembly Hall Basketball Complex
866-IUSPORTS

IU men’s tennis match vs. Dartmouth
Feb. 3
10 am
IU Tennis Center
866-IUSPORTS

IU men’s tennis match vs. Ball State
Feb. 3
3:30 pm
IU Tennis Center
866-IUSPORTS

Dark Star Orchestra
Feb. 6
8 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
812-323-3022

Symphony Orchestra
Feb 6
8 pm
IU Musical Arts Center

IU Women’s Basketball Game vs. Penn State
Feb. 7
6:30 pm
Assembly Hall Basketball Complex
866-IUSPORTS

Bloomington Storytellers Guild: Wintertelling
Feb. 8
7:30 pm
Monroe County Public Library
812-829-4770

Country Singer/Songwriter Iris Dement
Feb. 8
8 pm
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
812-323-3020

Roundabout Opera for Kids presents: “The Telephone”
Feb. 8
4:30 pm
Monroe County Public Library

Spirit of ’68 Promotions Presents: Wooden Wand
Feb 8
9 pm
The Bishop

RAAS Royalty
Feb 9
6:30 pm
IU Auditorium
812-855-1103

“Power of Pattern” Banner Printing Workshop
Feb. 9
1:30 pm
Mathers Museum
812-855-0197

IU men’s tennis match vs. Eastern Kentucky
Feb. 9
10 am
IU Tennis Center
866-IUSPORTS

IU men’s tennis match vs. Brown
Feb. 9
3 pm
IU Tennis Center
866-IUSPORTS

New Wave Night – ’80s dance party!!
Feb. 9
10 pm-2:30 am
The Root Cellar Lounge

Spirit of ’68 Promotions Presents: The K-Holes
Feb 9
8 pm
The Bishop Bar

Take Apart Weekend
Feb. 9-10
Sat., 11:30 am, Sun., 1:30 pm
Wonderlab
812-337-1337

Umphree’s McGee
Feb. 10
9 pm
The Bluebird Nightclub
812-336-3984

IU Women’s Tennis Match vs. Xavier
Feb. 10
11 am
IU Tennis Center
866-IUSPORTS

IU Women’s Tennis Match vs. Ball State
Feb. 10
4 pm
IU Tennis Center
866-IUSPORTS

IU Men’s Basketball Game vs. Nebraska
Feb. 13
7 pm
Assembly Hall Basketball Complex
866-IUSPORTS

Menomena
Feb. 14
9:30 pm
The Bishop Bar
812-333-4700

Roundabout Opera for Kids presents: Mooch the Magnificent!
Feb 15
4:30 pm
Monroe County Public Library

Traces
Feb. 15-16
7:30 pm
Indiana University Auditorium
812-855-1103

Holograaphic
Feb. 16
TBA
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center
812-330-4400

IU Men’s Basketball Game vs. Purdue
Feb. 16
2 pm
Assembly Hall Basketball Complex
866-IUSPORTS

King Creole’s Bayou Boogie
Feb. 16
6 pm
Bloomington Convention Center
812-332-7439

Sinkane
Feb. 18
9 pm
The Bishop Bar
812-333-4700

Why? w/ Astronautalis and Dream Tiger
Feb. 19
9 pm
The Bishop Bar
812-333-4700

IU Women’s Basketball Game vs. Purdue
Feb. 20
7 pm
Assembly Hall Basketball Complex
866-IUSPORTS

Boombox
Feb. 21
9 pm
The Bluebird Nightclub
812-336-3984

Pokey Lafarge
Feb. 21
9 pm
The Bishop Bar
812-333-4700

Craig Brenner at Cafe D’Jango
Feb 22
8 pm
Café D’Jango
812-335-1297

Akhnaten – 2012-13 IU Opera and Ballet Theater (New Production)
Feb. 22 & 23; Mar. 1 & 2
8 pm
IU Jacobs School of Music
812-855-7433

IU Men’s Wrestling Match vs. Northwestern
Feb. 23
2 pm
University Gym
812-866-IUSPORTS

IU Women’s Tennis Match vs. Notre Dame
Feb. 24
11 am
IU Tennis Center
866-IUSPORTS

Bloomington Baroque
Feb 24
2 pm
Jacobs School of Music Auer Hall
812-855-9846

2013 Local Artists Showcase Event
Feb. 24
12-5:30 pm
Bloomington Convention Center
812-323-8959, ext.2

Roller Derby
Feb. 24
10 am-4 pm
The Cardiac Arena

Snow Moon Owl Patrol
Feb 25
Fairfax SRA at Lake Monroe
812-837-9967

Johnny Richman ft. Tommy Larkins
Feb. 26
9 pm
Russian Recording
812-323-8777

Peter Pan The Musical
Feb. 26-27
7:30 pm
Indiana University Auditorium
812-855-1103

Jazz from Bloomington Jam Session
Feb. 26
6:45 pm
Café Django
608-322-6827

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