Looking for something to do in Bloomington? This week features jazz, art, comedy and more
This coming week has a plethora of entertainment options — walking through Bloomington art galleries, laughing at stand-up comedy, enjoying music. More fun will happen at the IU Cinema Open House and there's a lecture and free concert celebrating Black History Month.
Puzzles, watercolors and more during Friday's Gallery Walk
Bloomington Gallery Walk, from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, will showcase artwork and galleries in the downtown Bloomington area. This month, By Hand Gallery will have an opening reception of of Marc Tschida's hand-cut puzzles.
The gallery walk also will feature the Bloomington Watercolor Society's winter benefit show for Teachers Warehouse. More than 25 artists submitted paintings for the show. Meet the artists during the opening reception 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Vault at Gallery Mortgage, 121 E. Sixth St.
Korean drama showing at Hopscotch Coffee + Kitchen
"Broker," a 2022 Korean film written and directed by Hirokazu Koreeda, will be shown at 8 p.m. Friday at Hopscotch Coffee + Kitchen, 235 W. Dodds St. Tickets for the all-ages show are $7. The film follows two brokers who sell orphaned infants to affluent couples. After a mother returns to ensure her child finds a good home, the three journey to find the right couple, building an unlikely family of their own.
Laurie Kilmartin at Comedy Attic Friday, Saturday
Stand-up comedian Laurie Kilmartin will perform at 7 and 9:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Comedy Attic, 123 S. Walnut St. Kilmartin now lives in Los Angeles and writes for Conan on TBS after spending a decade as a comedian in San Francisco and then another 10 years in New York City. She's still doing stand-up on the road, including Bloomington. Tickets are $13-$16, available at comedyattic.com.
Joe's Truck Stop performs at Orbit Room Friday
Joe’s Truck Stop will perform their special blend of bluegrass, honky tonk and western swing with Rikki Jean kicking off the Friday night show at the Orbit Room, 107 N. College Ave., Suite 001. Doors open at 6 p.m. for the 6:30 show. Tickets ($10 per person with $1 service fee) and table reservations are available at https://orbit-room.square.site.
IU Cinema Open House offers afternoon of music, movies and more
IU Cinema will have lots of fun for everyone from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at its open house. A behind-the-scenes tour and scavenger hunt will be offered as well as music, movies and a sneak peek at upcoming films. Everyone can make a IU Cinema button to take home. All are welcome; no tickets are required for the fun at 1213 E. Seventh St.
Free concert, lecture celebrates Black History Month
In celebration of Black History Month, a free jazz concert featuring Oliver Nelson Jr. on flute, Monika Herzig on piano and Peter Kienle on guitar will begin at 7 p.m. Feb. 8 at the Venue Fine Arts and Gifts, 114 S. Grant St. In addition to music, historical insights into legends of Indianapolis' Indiana Avenue music scene, including David Baker, Wes Montgomery, Freddie Hubbard, J.J. Johnson, and the music of Oliver Nelson will be highlighted. Seating is limited; the gallery shop will be open. The concert is sponsored by the Indianapolis Musicians Local #3.
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This article originally appeared on The Herald-Times: Bloomington IN events this week: comedy, gallery walk, jazz, bluegrass