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Historic Route 66

When most people think of Route 66, neon signs, diners and convertibles come to mind. While all of these features are true, there is a whole other aspect to the Mother Road that most people tend to overlook: its historical significance in American culture. Constructed in 1926, it was the first road that made travel […]

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Valentine’s Day 2016

Valentine’s Day is not just a day to celebrate the love between you and your significant other, but the love you have for your family and friends as well! Here are five activities taking place over Valentine’s Day weekend that will help you brave the cold and celebrate:   LISTEN TO YOUR ART Art is […]

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5 Great Winter Outings for Kids in Bloomington-Normal

It’s sometimes difficult during the harsh, cold winter months to keep kids cooped up in the house. Whether you’re visiting our area or are a local resident in need of something to do, here are five great winter outings for kids in Bloomington-Normal: 1 / Pepsi Ice Center 201 S. Roosevelt Avenue Bloomington, IL 61701 309.434.2737 Rent […]

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Merry & Bright

Happy Holidays! December is a month filled with holiday cheer, fun and festivities. Here are some events that will keep you busy this holiday season!   What | F1rst Fr1day: Once Upon a Holiday When | Friday, December 4. 5 – 8pm Where | Downtown Bloomington Get ahead of your holiday shopping in Downtown Bloomington! […]

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Be Thankful

November Activities November is the perfect time of year to spend time with friends and family. These activities throughout the month of November will help you do just that!   What | Holiday Open House Where | Uptown Normal When | Saturday, November 14; 11am – 3pm This event is the perfect way to jump […]

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David Foster Wallace

Esquire called it “a work of genius.” The New York Times said that it was “the greatest novel to finish a century yet.” At 1,079 pages, Infinite Jest is not a novel of few words. Its author, David Foster Wallace, was full of them. Before his death at age 46, Wallace wrote three novels, three […]

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2015 Bloomington-Normal Summer Festivals

Illinois Shakespeare Festival When | Now through August 8 Where | Ewing Cultural Center Time | Performances begin at 7:30 pm The Illinois Shakespeare Festival is a summer staple in Bloomington-Normal. Now in its 37th season, the festival is still dedicated to performing the works of William Shakespeare. For more information on the festival, click […]

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2015 Fourth of July in BN

Every family has their favorite way of celebrating America’s birthday, whether it’s barbecuing in the backyard or baking patriotic treats and spending time with loved ones. Here are some of the events happening around town on Fourth of July weekend: so put on some red, white and blue and celebrate!   What | Fr1st F1day […]

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2015 Memorial Day Weekend

Looking for something fun to do with the whole family over the long Memorial Day weekend? Here are some of the events happening around town…   What | Spirits of Bloomington Route 66 Historic Haunted Ghost Walk When | Friday, May 22; 7-8:30 p.m. Where | Meet at Lucca Grill in Downtown Bloomington Who ain’t […]

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2015 Easter Entertainment

Easter events are springing up all around Bloomington-Normal! Discover all of the fun, festive and family-oriented things that we’ve got for you to do over Easter Weekend in Bloomington-Normal:   EVENTS  What | The American Passion Play When | March 28 & 29, April 4 & 11; 2 pm Where | Bloomington Center for the […]

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