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

The first week of the month means it’s time for Bloomington Gallery Walk, with this month will include an art exhibit in Indiana University’s Maxwell Gallery and a screening of “Tongues Untied.” An outdoor screening of “Josie and the Pussycats” at Upland Brewing and a return of comedian Matt Braunger both happen on the weekend. Bicyclists may want to participate in a fundraiser Saturday at Switchyard Park and the Bloomington Jazz Orchestra will add some big-band music midweek.

“Tongues Untied” screening about gay Black men plus an art exhibit at Maxwell Hall

Gay Black men give us perspective on their thoughts about homophobia, being marginalized and racism in a 7 pm Friday screening, part of August’s Gallery Walk. Filmmaker Marlon Riggs’ 1989 “Tongues Untied” is hosted by the Indiana University Arts and Humanities Council with the Black Film Center and Archive and the Kinsey Institute.

Beforehand, from 5 to 7 pm, the Tom Fox photography exhibit will open and be available for viewing. Maxwell Hall is on the IU campus, at 750 E. Kirkwood Ave. Visit

Gallery Walk for August includes “Evocative Explorations: in the Realm of Glass”

The August Gallery Walk will be 5-8 pm Friday at various galleries in Bloomington. More information on participating galleries can be found at

A sandhill crane glass creation by Michal Ann Carley will be on display at By Hand Gallery in August.

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

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