3/28/24 - 3/28/24


City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources


11:15 am

2024 Women’s History Month Luncheon

location_on Monroe Convention Center
Women’s History Month Lunch Table of 8
Thu, Mar 28, 2024
Women’s History Month Luncheon Individual Ticket
Thu, Mar 28, 2024

The Women's History Month Luncheon is an opportunity to recognize individual and collective accomplishments of women in the community. The event includes exhibitors from local women owned businesses and organizations as well as a presentation that embodies the national theme of Women's History Month 2024, "Women Who Advocate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion." Also recognized will be the winners of the  2024 Women's Achievement Awards.

Tickets are on sale until 5pm on Wednesday, March 20th. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the door of the event.

Will-call is available at the box office of the Buskirk-Chumley Theater until 4pm on Wednesday, March 27th. After that time will-call tickets will be available for pick up at the venue, Monroe Convention Center (302 S. College Ave. Bloomington, IN 47403) when doors open for the event.

You must pick a name for your table of 8 at checkout.


5/15/24 - 5/18/24


Cosmic Songwriter


6:30 pm


General Admission

Cosmic Songwriter Festival 2024

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Festival Pass
Cosmic Songwriter Festival- The Orbit Room
Wed, May 15, 2024
Cosmic Songwriter Festival- The Bluebird
Thu, May 16, 2024
Cosmic Songwriter Festival- Blockhouse Bar
Fri, May 17, 2024
Cosmic Songwriter Festival- Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Sat, May 18, 2024

Call the box office at (812) 323-3020 ext 1 or visit during business hours to purchase a pass.

Get ready for the Second Annual Cosmic Songwriter Festival, May 15 through 18 in Bloomington, Indiana! The Cosmic Songwriter Festival 2024 will be the crown jewel of songwriting events in Indiana. Four nights of live original music in the Cosmic format, pairing two artists on stage at all times. Artists will trade songs and share the stories of their craft, drawing back the curtain to share their souls and what makes them tick. Sometimes performers even join in together, creating the magical moments that have become a signature of Cosmic Songwriter. This event is organized by Cosmic Songwriter, Inc. an Indiana Non-Profit, with support from VisitBloomington, Loren Wood Builders, Cornerstone Information Systems, Bloomington Roots, and many other generous sponsors.

This year's headliners include: Oliver Wood, Carrie Newcomer, Gabe Lee, Emily Nenni, Melissa Carper, Tré Burt, Spectator Bird and Caleb Stine.

The Cosmic Songwriter Festival 2024 spans 4 nights and four of Bloomington’s best live-music venues:

  • The Orbit Room, Tickets only available in the pass. Wednesday May 15, 2024  with Spectator Bird, Caleb Stine, Chris Dollar, Chris Sutton, Rodeola, and Kay Krull.
  • The Bluebird Nightclub, Thursday May 16, 2024 with Gabe Lee, Emily Nenni, Austin Lucas, Dandelioness, Hank Ruff, and Jeremy Pinnell.
  • Blockhouse Bar, Friday May 17, 2024 with Melissa Carper, Tre Burt, Chicago Farmer, The Hammer & The Hatchet, TV Mike, and Derrick & Olivia (D&O).
  • Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Saturday May 18, 2024 with Oliver Wood, Carrie Newcomer, Kassi Valazza, Blue Cactus, Oso Blues, and The Monon Troubadours

Badge pick up for Festival Passes will begin at 11 am Wednesday May 15, at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. This badge will act as your ticket for all events including The Orbit Room. There is limited quantity. Get a badge while supplies last!

The Bluebird individual ticket will-call is available at the box office of the Buskirk-Chumley Theater until 4pm on Thursday, May 16th. After that tickets will be available at the venue, The Bluebird (216 N. Walnut St. Bloomington, IN 47404) when doors open for the event. Online sales end at 4pm on 4/16. If the event is not sold out, tickets will be available for purchase at the door of the venue. Cash and Card will be accepted as forms of payment.

Blockhouse Bar individual ticket will-call is available at the box office of the Buskirk-Chumley Theater until 4pm on Friday, May 17th. After that tickets will be available at the venue, Blockhouse Bar (205 S. College Ave. Bloomington, IN 47404) when doors open for the event. Online sales end at 4pm on 4/17. If the event is not sold out, tickets will be available for purchase at the door of the venue. Cash and Card will be accepted as forms of payment.

Learn more at https://www.cosmicsongwriter.com/festival.


Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Featured Events

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Vienna Boys Choir
Wed, Mar 6, 2024
Pat Metheny
Sun, Mar 10, 2024
Tue, Mar 19, 2024
Spyro Gyra 50th Anniversary Tour
Thu, Apr 18, 2024

The Vienna Boys Choir, founded in 1498 by Emperor Maximilian I, is a prestigious and historic ensemble known for its world-renowned performances and significant contributions to music, having associated with famous composers like Mozart and Bruckner. Today, it operates as a private, non-profit organization, providing comprehensive music education to 300 children and maintaining four choirs. These choirs, comprising 100 boys aged nine to fourteen, perform approximately 300 concerts worldwide annually, collaborating with esteemed orchestras and conductors, and marking a legacy of over 1000 tours and 29,000 performances.

Pat Metheny, a 20x Grammy Award-winning guitarist and composer, announces his Dream Box Tour and album in Fall 2023, marking a unique solo performance journey. Drawing on his nearly five-decade career, Metheny aims to showcase his evolution in solo guitar playing, integrating diverse playing styles and reflecting on his groundbreaking projects. These include New Chautauqua, Zero Tolerance For Silence, The Orchestrion Project, and Grammy-winning solo guitar recordings, One Quiet Night and What's It All About, showcasing his innovation in guitar tuning and sonic range.

Fruition’s latest album, Broken at the Break of Day, highlights the band's eclectic sound and intricate harmonies, offering a mix of rock, folk, and poignant ballads. The Portland-based quintet recorded the album in a brief, intense session, capturing the essence of their dynamic live performances. Broken at the Break of Day, coupled with their 2019 album Wild as the Night, demonstrates the band's commitment to musical authenticity and the evolving digital landscape, offering listeners a cohesive experience through diverse, heartfelt tracks that showcase each member's talent.

Celebrating over 45 years of continuous performance, Spyro Gyra, led by saxophonist Jay Beckenstein, remains a formidable force in the music industry. From their humble beginnings in Buffalo, New York, the band, initially known as "Tuesday Night Jazz Jam," has evolved into a globally recognized ensemble, known for its dynamic performances and extensive discography, including 35 albums and numerous awards. As they approach their 50th anniversary, Spyro Gyra continues to captivate audiences with their blend of fan favorites and new explorations, driven by Beckenstein's unwavering passion and commitment to excellence in live performances.

BANFF Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour


1/14/24 - 4/8/24


Buskirk-Chumley Theater & WonderLab

Solar Eclipse Series

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location_on WonderLab Museum
location_on 4th Street by WonderLab Museum
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WonderLab AfterHours: Eclipsed by Chocolate
Sat, Feb 24, 2024
Science on Screen: The Martian
Tue, Mar 26, 2024
Solar Eclipse Preview Day
Sat, Apr 6, 2024
Spring Maker Workshop: The Eyes Have It
Sat, Apr 6, 2024
Total Solar Eclipse Street Party
Mon, Apr 8, 2024

On April 8, 2024 a total solar eclipse will travel from Mexico through the U.S. to Canada. At approximately 3:04 p.m. the city of Bloomington, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, & WonderLab, will be ideally situated for optimal viewing in the very center of the path of totality. Totality will last approximately four minutes and three seconds.

In partnership with Science on Screen®, WonderLab Museum and the Buskirk-Chumley Theater have teamed up to bring you the Solar Eclipse Series! This series contains a bevy of events for you to enjoy in the lead up to the day of the eclipse!

Eclipse Day

In Bloomington, Indiana:

  • Date: Monday, April 8, 2024
  • Duration: 2 hours, 33 minutes, 20 seconds
  • Duration of totality: 4 minutes, 3 seconds
  • Partial begins: Apr 8, 2024 at 1:49:09 pm
  • Full begins: Apr 8, 2024 at 3:04:51 pm
  • Maximum/Totality: Apr 8, 2024 at 3:06:52 pm
  • Full ends: Apr 8, 2024 at 3:08:54 pm
  • Partial ends: Apr 8, 2024 at 4:22:29 pm

What is an Eclipse?

A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes directly between the Earth and the Sun and the Moon blocks the Sun for a viewer on Earth. During a total eclipse, the Moon lines up perfectly to fully obscure the Sun, resulting in “totality”; in a partial eclipse, the Moon and the Sun are not perfectly aligned and only part of the Sun is blocked; and during an annular eclipse, alignment is perfect but the Moon is too far away from the Earth to completely obscure the Sun. The fact that a total solar eclipse is visible from Earth only along a very narrow path for just a few short minutes makes totality one of nature’s rarest events.

What to Expect

Most people who have seen a total eclipse have described it as the most spectacular natural event they have ever witnessed. It starts as the Moon slowly obscures more and more of the Sun. As the eclipse deepens, the world around you takes on a strange tint and shadows become sharp and detailed. When just a thin crescent of light can be seen through your eclipse glasses, daylight begins to fade and rippling “shadow bands” might be seen on the ground. And then “totality,” as the soft wisps of the solar corona surround a huge hole where the Sun used to be. You might notice a temperature drop and birds flying home to their nests. You’re standing in a strange twilight, while a “sunset” glows all around you. Finally, totality comes to an end and the events occur in reverse order.


Myths and stories surround solar eclipses. Many cultures view eclipse events differently. People who’ve experienced totality describe the event as life changing.

Where will you be during the 2024 Total Solar Eclipse? Will you spend time with family? Friends? Will you travel or is the eclipse happening where you live?

Read about different cultures and reactions to the solar eclipse here: https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar-eclipse-myths.html

Eclipse Safety


Except during totality, never look at the Sun without eye protection. When viewing the eclipse, use eclipse glasses or a viewer at all times when any part of the Sun is visible.

Adequate eye protection specifically designed for viewing the Sun is essential and should be worn so that no harmful rays from the Sun can reach the eye.

A total solar eclipse is about as bright as the full Moon — and just as safe to look at. But the Sun at any other time is dangerously bright; view it only through special-purpose “eclipse glasses” or hand-held solar viewers that meet the ISO 12312-2 international standard for such products.


You must use a solar filter to view the partial phases, however the total part of the eclipse is completely safe to look at with the naked eye. In fact, you cannot even see totality unless you remove your solar viewers.

Direct viewing of the Sun can cause permanent eye damage if the proper precautions are not taken.

Homemade filters or ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, are not safe for looking at the un-eclipsed or partially eclipsed Sun.



Solar Glasses are available for purchase from WonderLab for $2 per pair through 2023.

View the 2024 Solar Eclipse safely through these certified solar viewers by American Paper Optics. With an optical density of 5 or greater, these ISO 12312-2 compliant and CE certified eclipse glasses are independently tested and safe for all phases of the eclipse.

Pick up a pair in the WonderLab Gift Store or purchase viewers in packs of 5 or 10 on-line.


Science on Screen® initiative brings science to cinemas nationwide.

An initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, with major support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, this series puts together creative pairings of current, classic, cult, and documentary films with lively introductions by notable figures from the world of science, technology, and medicine.