Bloomington Fire Department Story & Education Hour
Jun
11
11:00 AM11:00

Bloomington Fire Department Story & Education Hour

We are happy to be hosting a representative from the Bloomington Fire Department who will be reading a story for children ages 4-12, after the story there will be an age appropriate educational segment.

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The Bloomington Fire Department accepts donations of unopened, brand name, UL approved smoke detectors. Smoke detector donations are encouraged but not required.

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We have a limited number of chairs so if you'd like, bring something soft to sit on.

This event is free and open to the public.
Parking is free in the Market St. parking garage just a couple blocks away from the shop.

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Alex Jordine - Live & Local at Bobzbay
Jun
8
9:30 AM09:30

Alex Jordine - Live & Local at Bobzbay

Come down for some live music with local musician Alex Jordine! Alex is a self taught indie-pop singer and guitar player from Illinois, much of what she plays are originals!

Check out her music on YouTube and Soundcloud:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaRikTyybEYrpc0cXcUlYPw
https://soundcloud.com/user-754361961

Check out her social media: https://www.facebook.com/alexjordinemusic

We will be open from 9:00 AM until 4:00PM, live music will be from 9:30 AM until 12:00PM.

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Palm & Tarot Readings with Selena
Jun
7
5:00 PM17:00

Palm & Tarot Readings with Selena

June 7th marks the return of the greatly anticipated Cogs & Corsets: A Steampunk Happening!

Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon we will be hosting vintage vendor Debora Helgeson. She will be offering a selection of her steampunk items which are a combination of handmade and recycled-remade.

Bobzbay is also excited to host the magical Selena for an evening of palm and tarot reading from 5PM until 8PM. Readings are first come first served.

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The Dew Drops - Live & Local at Bobzbay
Jun
1
9:30 AM09:30

The Dew Drops - Live & Local at Bobzbay

Come down for some live music with local band The Dew Drops!

The Dew Drops consist of a revolving group of musicians with main members Hannah Rose (vocals, guitar, ukulele) and Trenton Perry (mandolin, guitar). They play covers from the era of Tin Pan Alley, along with some gypsy jazz, country, and neo-soul.

Check out Hannah's profile for the latest info: https://www.facebook.com/hrosekerrigan

We will be open from 9:00 AM until 4:00PM, live music will be from 9:30 AM until 12:00PM.

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Frank Powell - Live & Local at Bobzbay
May
25
9:30 AM09:30

Frank Powell - Live & Local at Bobzbay

Come down for some live music with local musician Frank Powell!

"Frank Powell is a singer-songwriter with over thirty years of experience in the music industry. He has performed as a solo guitarist and with various bands at venues ranging from neighborhood bars and coffeehouses to university concert halls. Audiences of all ages not only have a great time at his performances, they also find themselves challenged and inspired by his work - which contains underlying themes of social justice and political activism. His thought-provoking original songs have been recorded by numerous socially conscious artists."

Check out his website: http://notmyshoes.net/frank/

Check out his social media: https://www.facebook.com/frankpowellsingersongwriter/

We will be open from 9:00 AM until 4:00PM, live music will be from 9:30 AM until 12:00PM. This event is free and open to the public.

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Sidewalk Sales at Bobzbay
May
10
to May 11

Sidewalk Sales at Bobzbay

Join Bobzbay and the rest of the Downtown Bloomington businesses in our spring sidewalk sales! We will have in-store giveaways throughout both Friday & Saturday and great discounts on much of our merchandise. Follow us on social media leading up to the event to see exactly what discounts we will be having!


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April First Friday at Bobzbay
Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

April First Friday at Bobzbay

We'll be open until 8PM on April 5th for Downtown Bloomington’s First Friday! Come join Bobzbay and the rest of the Downtown Bloomington business district for an evening of shopping. In April, art galleries and studios will be hosting their annual First Friday Area Artist Invitational, and from 6:30-7:30, we'll be hosting another of our very popular Drag Queen Story Hours! (https://www.facebook.com/events/2008536886120492/)

We'll also have 50% off comic books, so come take a stroll around Downtown and visit us!

This is a family friendly event throughout the Downtown and parking is FREE in the Market Street parking garage for the first 4 hours!

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Drag Queen Story Hour With Sharon ShareAlike & Ava ShareAlike
Apr
5
6:30 PM18:30

Drag Queen Story Hour With Sharon ShareAlike & Ava ShareAlike

Bobzbay is proud to host Sharon ShareAlike and Ava J ShareAlike for Drag Queen Story Hour (also known as DQSH).

The Bistro has generously offered to partner with us to help this event happen and we can't be more grateful!

This is our 4th (!!!) DQSH and we're so happy to have the support from the community and great turnout that it's happening again!

This will be a fun, family friendly event for all ages! Sit down with some of our favorite drag queens for a couple of kid-friendly story books.

Please feel free to ask any questions before the event and check out https://www.dragqueenstoryhour.org/ for more information.

We have a limited number of chairs so if you'd like, bring something soft to sit on.

This event is free and open to the public.
Parking is free in the Market St. parking garage just a couple blocks away from the shop or there is street parking.

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The Porkbellies - Live & Local at Bobzbay
Apr
3
10:30 AM10:30

The Porkbellies - Live & Local at Bobzbay

Come down for some rock, rhythm, country and blues with The Porkbellies!

The Porkbellies are a local band comprised of Kevin Finley, Bill "Big Boss Man" Price, Carl Newnum, and Casey Scheuer.

Check out their social media! https://www.facebook.com/ThePorkbellies/

We will be open from 10:00 AM until 4:00PM, live music will be from 10:00 AM until 12:00PM.

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Bloomington Fire Department Story & Education Hour
Mar
9
12:00 PM12:00

Bloomington Fire Department Story & Education Hour

We are happy to be hosting a representative from the Bloomington Fire Department who will be reading a story for children ages 4-12, after the story there will be an age appropriate educational segment.

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The Bloomington Fire Department accepts donations of unopened, brand name, UL approved smoke detectors. Smoke detector donations are encouraged but not required.

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March First Friday at Bobzbay - Girl Scout Cookies for Sale!
Mar
1
5:00 PM17:00

March First Friday at Bobzbay - Girl Scout Cookies for Sale!

We'll be open until 8PM on March 1st for Downtown Bloomington’s First Friday! Come join Bobzbay and the rest of the Downtown Bloomington business district for an evening of shopping.

From 5 until 7, Girl Scout Troop 1085 from Bloomington Junior High School will be selling Girl Scout Cookies!

Help support local scouts - their success might lead them to become small business owners one day (Yes - the owner of Bobzbay was a proud Girl Scout!).

Many of the businesses have special discounts and treats. come take a stroll around Downtown and visit us.

Our March sale is TBD, check our Facebook page in March for the announcement!

This is a family friendly event throughout the Downtown and parking is FREE in the Market Street parking garage for the first 4 hours!


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Bloomington Police Department Story & Education Hour
Feb
18
2:00 PM14:00

Bloomington Police Department Story & Education Hour

We are happy to be hosting an officer from the Bloomington Police Department who will be reading a story for children ages 4-12, after the story there will be an age appropriate educational segment.

This free event falls on Presidents' Day, If you need something to occupy the kids - come in from the cold and spend the afternoon with us!

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February First Friday at Bobzbay - Tour de Chocolat'
Feb
1
5:00 PM17:00

February First Friday at Bobzbay - Tour de Chocolat'

We'll be open until 8PM this First Friday! Come join Bobzbay and the rest of the Downtown Bloomington business district for an evening of shopping.

February First Friday is a special First Friday downtown since it's the Downtown Tour de Chocolat'! Many businesses will have chocolatey treats to share, including Bobzbay!

Our February sale is TBD but stop by and see what it is!

This is a FREE family friendly event throughout the Downtown and parking is FREE in the Market Street parking garage for the first 4 hours!

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