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Here are some events for IU Family Weekend 2019


Parade spectators cheer as the Marching Hundred perform at the intersection of 17th Street and Woodlawn Avenue on Friday evening as part of the homecoming parade. The parade started at the Indiana Memorial Union and worked its way north to the tailgating fields.  Emily Eckelbarger

It's time for IU Family Weekend. If you’re lucky, family or friends may come to help you restock your fridge, clean your house and give you a much needed hug. If you’re looking for some other activities to do while in Bloomington, check out this list. 

Friday Sept. 20

Wylie House Museum: Free tours of the Wylie House will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The museum is the house of Andrew Wylie, IU’s first president. There will also be lemonade and baked goods available.

Memorial Stadium Tour: People will have five chances to tour Memorial Stadium for free. The times are 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are available here.

Ash Mayfair at IU Cinema: Filmmaker Ash Mayfair will be at the IU Cinema for an on-stage interview. The event is free and more information can be found here.

Shabbat Dinner and Services: Reform and conservative Shabbat services will be offered at 6 p.m. at the Helene G. Simon Hillel and will be followed with dinner at 6:45 p.m. For more information on this service, email

IU Men’s Soccer vs. University of Wisconsin: The event will be at 5:30 p.m. at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Tickets range from $4 to $7 and admission is free for IU students. The team’s record is currently 3-0-1.

Movie in the Park: The award-winning film, Coco, will be shown for free at 8 p.m. in Bryan Park a few blocks from campus.

The Marriage of Fiargo: The Italian opera, with English subtitles, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at the Musical Arts Center. Tickets range from $10 to $16 and the promo code “CAKE” can be used for 20% off. Tickets can be purchased here.

Hypnotist Comedy Show: Chris Jones, of America’s Got Talent season 10, will be performing a free hypnotist comedy show at 9 p.m. in the Whittenberger Auditorium in the Indiana Memorial Union.

Saturday Sept. 21

IU Football vs. University of Connecticut: The 2-1 Hoosiers will play University of Connecticut starting at noon. Tickets for the game range from $10 to $55. 

14th Annual Fiesta Del Otoño 2019: This annual mid-autumn celebration will be from 10 a.m. to 1p.m. to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month at the Bloomington Community Farmers’ Market. There will be activities for all ages.

Home Away From Home: This free event is 1p.m. to 3 p.m. at the IMU. It will have games, crafts, food and a photo booth. Register for the event here.

All-Grain Homebrewing Class: Butler Winery is offering a four-hour brewing class where students will learn how to brew beer at home. The class will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is at Butler Winery’s downtown location. The class is $20 and RSVP information is available here.

The Great Gatsby: Cardinal Stage Production will present “The Great Gatsby” at 2 p.m at the Ivy Tech Waldron Arts Center. There will be productions Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Ticket prices are $19.95 for students and tickets range from $23.95 to $34.95 for adults. They are available here.

Upland Oktoberfest: For all the craft beer and German food fans, Upland Brewing Company’s annual Oktoberfest will be all day. There will be live music from several musicians as well, including The Blue Eyed Bettys and Joseph Huber.

Ron Funches at the Comedy Attic: Comedian, writer and actor Ron Funches will be at the Comedy Attic Friday, Saturday and Sunday to do a total of five shows to celebrate the Comedy Attic’s 11th anniversary. Tickets are available here.

Glow in the Park: Glow in the Park is from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. in Waldron, Hill & Buskirk Park. DJ Maddog will be playing music, there will be paint, black lights and the first 100 people will receive a free glow stick. Tickets are $5 per person.

Sunday Sept. 22

Freshmen Pinning Ceremony: The Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center will present its annual pinning ceremony and brunch at 11 a.m. in Grand Hall to welcome new students and their families. 

IU Women’s Soccer vs. Nebraska: The women’s team will take on the University of Nebraska at 1 p.m. at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Admission is free.

The NY Dog Film Festival: The NY Dog Film Festival will show the Disney film, Lady and the Tramp, along with other dog-filled programming. This event is 2p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Ticket prices range from $8 to $15 and dogs are welcome. Tickets can be purchased here.

Asana and Astrology: Local yoga studio, Ekah Yoga, will present a two-hour long astrology and asana practice from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $20 a person and tickets are available here.

Big at the IU Cinema: This Tom Hanks classic will play at the IU Cinema starting at 4 p.m. This event is free, but ticketed.

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