The Pencil Today:


Silence” — ↓


Here’s how I waste my time. How about you? Share your fave sites with us via the comments section. Just type in the name of the site, not the url; we’ll find them. If we like them, we’ll include them — if not, we’ll ignore them.

I Love ChartsLife as seen through charts.

XKCD — “A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.”

XKCD: “What If?”

SkepchickWomen scientists look at the world and the universe.

IndexedAll the answers in graph form, on index cards.

I Fucking Love ScienceA Facebook community of science geeks.

Present and Correct(New Listing) Fun, compelling, gorgeous and/or scary graphic designs and visual creations throughout the years and from all over the world.

P/& /C: A 1930 Study Of Color In Factories, Schools, and Hospitals

Flip Flop Fly BallBaseball as seen through infographics, haikus, song lyrics, and other odd communications devices.

Mental FlossFacts.

Caps Off PleaseComics & fun.

SodaplayCreate your own models or play with other people’s models.

Eat Sleep DrawAn endless stream of artwork submitted by an endless stream of people.

Big ThinkTapping the brains of notable intellectuals for their opinions, predictions, and diagnoses.

The Daily PuppySo shoot me.

Electron Pencil event listings: Music, art, movies, lectures, parties, receptions, games, benefits, plays, meetings, fairs, conspiracies, rituals, etc.

Monroe County Public LibraryCoffee with Friends and Bob Hammel, sports reporter and author; 12:30pm

◗ IU Dowling International CenterEnglish Conversation Club, for non-natiev speakers of American English; 1pm

◗ IU Sample GatesCritical Mass assembly point; 5:30pm

◗ IU Art MuseumGallery talk by Nan Brewer, curator of Works on Paper; 5:45pm

◗ IU SoFA Grunwald GalleryOpening reception, Bloomington Photography Club Annual Exhibition; 6pm

The Venue Fine Arts & GiftsOpening reception, Rick McCoy: Abstracts on Canvas; 6pm

◗ IU Art MuseumJazz in July, final performance; 6:30-8:30pm

◗ IU Fine Arts TheaterRyder Film Series: “Kumaré: The True Story of a False Prophet”; 7pm

Muddy Boots Cafe, Nashville — Finger Picking Competition; 7-9pm

◗ IU Musical Arts CenterSummer Arts festival: Opera workshop led by Carol Vaness; 7pm

Bloomington SpeedwayNo racing tonight

◗ IU Wells-Metz Theater“The Taming of the Shrew”; 7:30pm

◗ IU Woodburn HallRyder Film Series: “Gerhard Richter Painting”; 8pm

The Player’s PubFistful of Bacon; 8pm

Cafe DjangoDavid Miller’s Hip Pocket Jazz Quintet; 8pm

◗ IU Fine Arts TheaterRyder Film Series:”Oslo: August 31st”; 8:30pm

The BluebirdMain Squeeze; 9pm

Max’s PlaceKing Bee and the Stingers; 9-11pm

Muddy Boots Cafe, Nashville — Brett Holcombe; 9:30-11:30pm

The BishopBig Bad Oven, Normanoak, Brains ‘n Teeth; 11:00pm

Max’s PlaceHudson Hornet; 11pm-1am


◗ Ivy Tech Waldron CenterExhibits:

  • John D. Shearer, “I’m Too Young For This  @#!%”; through July 30th
  • Claire Swallow, ‘Memoir”; through July 28th
  • Dale Gardner, “Time Machine”; through July 28th
  • Sarah Wain, “That Takes the Cake”; through July 28th
  • Jessica Lucas & Alex Straiker, “Life Under the Lens — The Art of Microscopy”; through July 28th

◗ IU Art MuseumExhibits:

  • Qiao Xiaoguang, “Urban Landscape: A Selection of Papercuts” ; through August 12th
  • “A Tribute to William Zimmerman,” wildlife artist; through September 9th
  • Willi Baumeister, “Baumeister in Print”; through September 9th
  • Annibale and Agostino Carracci, “The Bolognese School”; through September 16th
  • “Contemporary Explorations: Paintings by Contemporary Native American Artists”; through October 14th
  • David Hockney, “New Acquisitions”; through October 21st
  • Utagawa Kuniyoshi, “Paragons of Filial Piety”; through fall semester 2012
  • Julia Margaret Cameron, Edward Weston, & Harry Callahan, “Intimate Models: Photographs of Husbands, Wives, and Lovers”; through December 31st
  • “French Printmaking in the Seventeenth Century”; through December 31st

◗ IU SoFA Grunwald GalleryExhibits: Bloomington Photography Club Annual Exhibition; through August 3rd

◗ IU Kinsey Institute Gallery“Ephemeral Ink: Selections of Tattoo Art from the Kinsey Institute Collection”; through September 21st

◗ IU Lilly LibraryExhibit, “Translating the Canon: Building Special Collections in the 21st Century”; through September 1st

◗ IU Mathers Museum of World Cultures — Closed for semester break

Monroe County History Center Exhibits:

  • “What Is Your Quilting Story?”; through July 31st
  • Photo exhibit, “Bloomington: Then and Now” by Bloomington Fading; through October 27th

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: