Get the New Year off to a great start this weekend with some fun activities in and around Bloomington. On Friday, residents can enjoy the first gallery walk of 2022 with several art galleries featuring prominent works by famous artists. Families can also skate in the Frank Southern Ice Arena or hike the Lake Monroe off-trail.
If winter days whet your appetite for a movie, head to Spencer, where the Tivoli Theater is showing Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021) and Milk (2008) at different show times this week. On Sunday, Cardinal Spirits and the Limestone Comedy Festival begin their three day comedy series “High Proof Laughs”.
“Spider-Man: No Way Home”, “Milk” at Spencer’s Tivoli Theater
Tivoli has got movie buffs on this weekend, whether you’re looking forward to a highly anticipated new release or are in the mood to see a cult classic. The Spencer-based theater will show “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” with show times at 7pm Friday, 2pm and 7pm Saturday, and 2pm Sunday.
Thursday January 6th, “Milk”, a biographical film from 2008 about gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk, will also be shown at Tivoli through its relapse-free film series. The show times at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. have free entry, but limited seating is available. To reserve a seat, attendees can purchase a $ 3 voucher that also grants them $ 3 credit towards theater concessions.
To purchase tickets, visit https://bit.ly/34oh3qu.
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Gallery Walk starts its 2022 season with a large number of vernissages along its “Arts Mile”. Eleven venues will be open from 5pm to 8pm on Friday so people can come out of the cold and view the exhibits.
Participating galleries are: Bloomington Rentals & Realty, 213 S. Rogers St .; By Hand Gallery, 101 W. Kirkwood Ave., Suite 109, with “Brightly Shining By Hand” by various artists; Cook Center, in the Maxwell Hall of Indiana University, with the “Cabinet of Curiosities” by the artist Su A Chae; Gallery B at Bloomingfoods, 316 W. Sixth St., with Susan Savastuk’s “Being at Home – Where We Are”; Gallery SCG, 101 W. Kirkwood Ave., Suite 112, with “Midwest Travels”; I Fell Gallery, 415 W. Fourth St .; Monroe Convention Center Art Gallery, 302 S. College Ave., with James Sampson; FAR Center for Contemporary Arts, 202 S. Rogers St., with the exhibition “The Constructed Self” by Karen Navorro; Roses Gallery, on the corner of Fourth and Rogers Streets; The Venue Fine Art & Gifts, 114 S. Grant St., with “The Venue’s All-Star Artists Review”; and The Vault at Gallery Mortgage, 121 W. Sixth St., with “James ‘Jim’ Sampson Memorial Show and Print Sale.”
Moon and night owl skating on Saturday
Saturday skating options return this week at Frank Southern Ice Arena, 2100 S. Henderson St. Lunar Skating, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., followed by Night Owl Skating from 9:15 p.m. to 11 p.m. $ 3. Lunar skating takes place as a specially lit, moon-like event that uses strobe lights and other special effects with hits from the 1980s, 90s, and today. Skaters of all skill levels are welcome.
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High Proof laughs at Cardinal Spirits on Sunday
In partnership with the Limestone Comedy Festival, Cardinal Spirits will host a three day comedy series titled High Proof Laughs that kicks off on Sunday evening.
Attendees can enjoy a full cocktail menu and a limited number of foods available to Comedians:
Limestone Comedy Festival alum Zach Peterson will headline it, with Aaron Naylor, Em Davis and Madison Clark opening it. The event is chaired by Brian Caroll.
The event is reserved for people aged 21 and over, and Cardinal Spirits requires all attendees to wear masks and proof of vaccination.
Tickets are $ 10 each and can be purchased at https://bit.ly/3FZngHk. On Sunday the doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.
This is the first of three comedy-filled nights. The next show in the series will take place on February 13th.
Winter exploration hike Tuesday on Lake Monroe
On Tuesday, take a winding stroll off the beaten path through an off-trail, enjoyable hike on Lake Monroe hosted by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. This hike covers lesser known corners of the lake area with a general route but plenty of opportunity to deviate from the trail as hikers will notice a number of interesting sights. Hikers should expect a two-hour drive with the possibility of rough terrain.
This hike takes place in the Salt Creek State Recreation Area and is recommended for ages 12 and up. After registering, hikers will receive an email with directions to the meeting point and further details at least one day before the start of the journey. To register by January 9, visit bit.ly/weh-jan11-2022.