Events

Books and Bots

Date: February 21, 2020 Time: 10:30am Location: Children’s Discovery Museum Description: Join the Normal Public Library on select Fridays as they showcase some of the amazing tech toys you can check out from the Library! Enjoy hands-on fun, the chance to sign up for a library card and the opportunity to check out books! Cost:…MORE

YWCA Circle of Women

Circle of Women Friday, February 21st 11:00am – 1:00pm DoubleTree by Hilton To register for a table: https://www.ywcamclean.org/events/circleMORE

Trevyy Album

Local artist “Trevyy” has his debut album dropping 2/21 called “Anxiety Thoughts” to raise awareness for mental health. All proceeds from the album will be donated to the mental wellness center.MORE

The Naked Magicians

BCPA Friday, February 21, 2020 7:30 PM https://www.artsblooming.org/ With a Las Vegas residency, a season on London’s West End, and seen in 250+ cities across the globe… Australia’s The Naked Magicians is undoubtedly the world’s funniest and naughtiest magic show! Witnessed by over 50 million on TV (NBC, ABC, FOX, CBS), including America’s Got Talent,…MORE

Polar Plunge

The Polar Plunge When: Plunger registration will begin at 9:00 am with the Plunge itself taking place at 10:30 am on February 22nd, 2020 Where: Miller Park Lake located at 1020 South Morris Ave in Bloomington, IL The Polar Plunge, presented by Law Enforcement Torch Run and GEICO, is an opportunity to support Special Olympics athletes by taking…MORE

AQUILA THEATRE in 1984

BCPA Saturday, February 22, 2020 7:30 PM https://www.artsblooming.org In the throes of unprecedented challenges to privacy, truth, and personal expression, Aquila Theatre brings 1984, George Orwell’s cautionary novel, to the stage. As our modern world grapples with the threats and benefits of technological integration, Aquila Theatre’s production of 1984 provides a space to appreciate the value of individual…MORE

The Magic of Bill Blagg LIVE!

BCPA Sunday, February 23, 2020 2:30 PM https://www.artsblooming.org The MAGIC of BILL BLAGG LIVE! tour comes to the BCPA for one show only! Critics and audiences alike rave about Bill’s interactive magic & jaw-dropping illusions that will have you rubbing your eyes in disbelief. Blagg’s show combines his mind-blowing magical talents along with his trademark…MORE

The Choir of Man

BCPA Wednesday, February 26, 2020 7:30 PM https://www.artsblooming.org The runaway hit of numerous international music festivals is hitting the road for its first U.S. tour! Known across the globe as “the ultimate-feel good show,” THE CHOIR OF MAN offers up 90 minutes of indisputable joy! It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s a pint-filled good time set…MORE

The Tap Pack

BCPA Friday, February 28, 2020 7:30 PM https://www.artsblooming.org The Tap Pack is an elegant and entertaining nod to the Rat Pack era featuring high energy performances of mind-blowing tap dancing, smooth vocals, a swinging live jazz band and witty on-stage banter. The five-member cast wins the audience from the first downbeat and the pace of…MORE

Randolph Township Fire Department Breakfast

Randolph Township Fire Department will hold it’s annual all you can eat Pancake & Sausage Day at the Heyworth High School on February 29th from 7:00 am-12:00 pm. Tickets may be bought in advance from any Fire Dept. Member or at the door. Ticket are Adults $7.00 Children (12 and under) $4.50. Proceeds benefit the…MORE

Blogs

Reactions to the “A Community in Conflict” exhibit

By Mike Matejka Every community has its home-town pride; Bloomington-Normal is proud to claim Steak n’ Shake and MASH TV star McLean Stevenson.  We’ve also had a moment of contention and conflict.  Sometimes these are uplifting stories of human progress. At other times, they cause us to shake our heads and wonder why. The McLean…