Laugh with Matt Braunger, watch movies, visit exhibitions or ride a bike for a cause

Laugh with Matt Braunger, watch movies, visit exhibitions or ride a bike for a cause

The first week of the month means it’s time for the Bloomington Gallery Walk, an art exhibit this month at Indiana University’s Maxwell Gallery and a screening of Untied Tongues. Upland Brewing features Josie and the Pussycats and comedian Matt Braunger for the weekend. Cyclists may want to attend a fundraiser Saturday at Switchyard Park, and the Bloomington Jazz Orchestra will add big band music midweek.

Untied Tongues Film About Black Gays and Art Exhibit at Maxwell Hall

Friday at 7 p.m. in the upcoming preview, which is part of the august gallery walk, black gay men reveal their thoughts on homophobia, marginalization and racism. Filmmaker Marlon Riggs’ 1989 Untied Tongues is produced by Indiana University’s Arts and Humanities Council with the Black Film Center and Archives and the Kinsey Institute.

Before that, Tom Fox’s photography exhibition will be open for viewing from 5-7pm. Maxwell Hall is located on the IU campus at 750 E. Kirkwood Ave. Visit

August’s gallery walk includes “Fun Explorations: Into the Realm of Glass”

August Gallery Walk will be held on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at various Bloomington galleries. For more information on participating galleries, visit

In August, By Hand Gallery will be exhibiting Michal Ann Carley's sand mountain crane glass work.

This month’s By Hand gallery exhibition runs from Friday to August 28, with Friday 5-8pm. will host the opening reception for Evocative Explorations: in the Realm of Glass. Narrative glass works by Anne Simon, Christy Weezer, Frank Lewis and Michal Ann Carley will be on display at By Hand Gallery, Fountain Square Mall, 101 W. Kirkwood Ave., Suite 109. By Hand Gallery is a local cooperative gallery with 12 artisan members. In addition to members, more than 70 other artists sell their work in the gallery.

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