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Your itinerary for 'The World's Greatest College Weekend'

Little 500 weekend can be a little overwhelming for everyone, but never fear – WEEKEND’s got your back.

Here is a list of the essential events, from races to rappers and everything else in between.


Little fifty
WHEN: 7 p.m.
WHERE: Robert C. Haugh Track Complex
Because there’s nothing more fun than watching your peers race their hearts out while you drink from a mystery sports bottle.

WHEN: 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Behind Alpha Tau Omega and Acacia fraternities
COST: $40
Christopher Bridges, also known as Ludacris, is certainly the most veteran rapper performing this Little 500, as his success began almost a decade ago with the hit “What’s Your Fantasy?” The Dirty South representative has since marked memorable jams such as “Move Bitch,” “Pimpin’ All Over the World” and “Area Codes.”


Women’s Little 500
WHEN: 4 p.m.
WHERE: Bill Armstrong Stadium
It’s unlikely President Barack Obama will make another appearance at this year’s race, but you should still go out and support the lady cyclers of IU.

Young Jeezy with DJ UNK,
Whiz Khalifa
WHEN: 6 p.m.
WHERE: Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity parking lot
COST: $32 general admission, $65 VIP
Jeezy is most well-known for the addictive singles “Soul Survivor” and “Love in This Club,” collaborations with Akon and Usher, respectively. Joining him are DJ UNK (“Walk It Out,” “2 Step”) and the underrated Pittsburgh MC Whiz Khalifa, known for the party jam “Say Yeah,” which samples Alice Deejay’s electropop “Better Off Alone.”   

Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em
WHEN: 6 p.m.
WHERE: IU tailgate fields
COST: $20
You know you’ve cranked it before – at parties, bars and probably in the comfort of your own home. Now you can “Superman dat ho” along with Soulja Boy himself in the wide open space of IU’s tailgaiting hot spot.

Rad Summer Dance Party with DJs VHS or Beta, Claire Hux, Action-Jackson, Figure and Phenom
WHEN: 10 p.m.
WHERE: Buskirk-Chumley Theater
COST: $10 presale
If you’ve had enough of rappers performing at frats, check out a brazen DJ extravaganza from the same folks that brought you last year’s Flosstradamus gig. Performers include Lousville’s VHS or Beta DJs alongside the east coast’s Claire Hux with local favorites Action-Jackson and Phenom.

Pudding wrestling
WHEN: 4 to 8 p.m.
WHERE: Varsity Villas
COST: Free
IU’s finest ladies will compete in a bikini-clad battle in, yes, pudding. The event has become one of Little 500’s most notorious, so even if you aren’t competing/cheering, at least watch the spectacle.


Men’s Little 500
WHEN: 2 p.m.
WHERE: Bill Armstrong Stadium
This is the main event, people. You just can’t miss it.

Dunn Meadow Dance Mania
WHEN: 5 to 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Dunn Meadow
COST: Free
This fest will be a good place to cool down and chill out. Watch international dance performances from India, Mexico and Ireland, among many others. Topping off the night will be Bloomington favorite Prizzy Prizzy Please.

Flight of the Conchords
WHEN: 8 p.m.
WHERE: IU Auditorium
COST: $38.50 for general public, $33.50 for students
Yet another solid alternative to your plethora of rap concerts. Currently in their second season on HBO, New Zealand’s Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement will bring their rare musical comedy for fans. No Murray included.

Soul in the Hole
WHEN: 9 p.m.
WHERE: FARMBloomington’s Root Cellar (21+)
COST: $3
This biweekly soul and funk dance night is a fitting option if you are tired of sports bars and ready for a night of oldschool dancing.

Second-Annual Big Wheel Race
WHEN: Noon to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Colonial Crest Apartments
COST: Free
We all know and love the big wheel. And for those of us who are not athletic enough for bikes, we will race on the hills of Colonial Crest. The event will be formatted as an open tailgate in addition to the competition.

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