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Trivia, comedy and local shopping: What to do in Bloomington this weekend



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A sculpture is seen on display Oct. 16, 2019, at the Grunwald Gallery. The gallery is currently featuring an art exhibit showcasing artifacts and Indiana’s natural aesthetic, which is open to visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Nov. 18 and can be accessed virtually. Izzy Myszak

With the need to find new ways to spend free time in Bloomington, weekends in town are sure to look a little different this semesterdue to the COVID-19 pandemic. There are still exciting ways to explore Bloomington and what the community has to offer. Here's a list of local events to attend in Bloomington:

Walking Tours of Monroe County Suffrage History

Costumed guides will be taking visitors on a walking tour of Monroe County’s most prominent suffragist-related spots. The walkthrough of the county’s suffragist history will start at different times Sept. 18 and 19 at the Monroe County History Center. Tickets can be purchased online for $15.

Trivia Night in the Park

This is part of an ongoing championship that will spread over the course of four nights. The Bloomington Trivia Championship will have its first round of games at 6 p.m. Friday at Switchyard Park. The championship will be outdoors to allow for social distancing. 

Participants can form teams of up to six people. Prizes valued at $50, $75 and $100 will be given to the three highest-scoring teams each night. Cumulative point leaders will have a chance at competing in the finals in December. Food and beverage from the Cabin Restaurant will be available for purchase.

Gwen Sunkle & Friends

Gwen Sunkle, Indianapolis comedian and producer, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday and at 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Saturday at the Comedy Attic . Sunkle will be joined by David Brooks, Katie Hetlege and other comedians.

State of Nature: Picturing Indiana Biodiversity

This is an art exhibit showcasing artifacts and Indiana’s natural aesthetic that is open to visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Nov. 18 at IU’s Grunwald Gallery. The exhibit raises awareness for Indiana’s ecological developments and the potential effects of climate change, according to the Grunwald Gallery website. 

Viewers can also access the exhibit virtually via the Grunwald Gallery website’s 3D walkthrough. 

People’s Market

The People’s Market offers a wide variety of fresh produce, food and other local products from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Customers can also use the new online purchasing option, which opens at 8 a.m. Mondays and closes at 5 p.m. Wednesdays. 

A list of People's Market vendors can be found on their website.

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