Arts & Entertainment
Special EventsGlassworks presents “Louisville Uncorked,” benefit for the Council on Mental Retardation featuring Chardonnay tasting by teams, March 15, 7-10pm, $10 donation, 815 W. Market St., 584-4510.••UofL Dance Academy presents “Theme and Variations,” ballet class work in a performance setting, March 17, 7pm, $6, $4 students & seniors, Margaret Comstock Hall, 852-6878.Sacred Celebration presents “The Dance of Creation,” an evening of celebratory dance including musical accompaniment, March 18, 7pm, Clifton Center, 2117 Payne St., 897-2721.Hospice of Louisville presents luncheon and family fashion show emceed by “Mrs. Louisville 2006” Denise Yates, March 18, noon, $25, reservations required, Pendennis Club, 218 W. Muhammad Ali, 719-4155.Ballard High School presents Spring Arts and Crafts Show featuring exhibitors from Cherokee Triangle and St. James Court, March 18, 10am-4pm, 6000 Brownsboro Rd., 899-3222.Arts Council of Southern Indiana presents Regional Partnership Initiative grant workshops for arts organizations and providers near Floyd Co., March 18 (10:30am), March 21 (4pm), Arts Council Office, 820 E. Market St., (812) 949-4238. Unity Church of Middleton presents dramatization of the life of Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar, preformed by John Gage and Philip Cherry, March 19, 11am, 11700 Main St. Middletown, 244-9696. Louisville Science Center presents “Earth Exhibit,” thru May 7, 727 W. Main St., 560-7159.Oldham County History Center presents “World’s Largest Whiskey Jug Collection,” thru May 15, 469 jugs from all over KY, exhibit features films on distilling and moonshining, Tue.-Sat. 10am-4pm, 106 N. Second Ave., La Grange, 222-0826.“Discover Louisville” Landmarks, tours scheduled second Sun., 1-4pm, Water Tower on River Road, $45, 574-2868.Visual ArtsIU Southeast presents graduating Senior Art Show, featuring prints, ceramics and graphic design, thru April 6, M-Th 9-9pm, Fr 9-5pm, opening reception March 16, 5-7pm, 4201 Grant Line Rd., (812) 941-2000.Meidinger Tower presents Douglas Maxson and “Large Landscapes,” collection of older watercolor works, thru March 31, meet-and-greet March 17, 10am-6pm, works mounted and matted for $40, 462 S. Fourth St., 456-6686.••Actors Theatre presents an exhibition of Scenic Design and public lecture by Paul Owen, March 18, 11am, 584-1265.Speed Art Museum presents Docent Gallery talks, lets visitors make own piece, March 18, 12-3pm, free; Docent Gallery talks continue with still life commentary, Kentucky collection, March 19, 1:30pm, free, 2035 S. Third, 634-2700.Higgins Maxwell Gallery presents “Scenes from My Travels,” Impressionistic paintings by Frank Campbell, thru March 22, 1200 Payne St., 584-7001.Jefferson Community College presents T.L. Macon painting exhibit, thru March 24, Mon.-Thu. 8am-4pm, Fri 9am-noon, Krantz Art Gallery, VTI Building, 213-2393.••UofL Ekstrom Library presents “All Possible Worlds,” a photographic exhibit by Douglas Prince, illustrated catalog available, thru March 24, 852-6752.Louisville Slugger Museum presents “Willie Mays: 24 at 75,” art/photography/artifacts exhibit, sign giant b-day card that will be sent to him, thru March 25, 800 W. Main St., 558-7228. KY Museum of Art and Craft presents Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists exhibit, thru March 25, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102 or www.KentuckyArts.org.PYRO Gallery presents “Invisible Conversations,” Benedict Phillips collected photography focusing on visual Dyslexia, thru March 25, 221 Hancock St., 587-0106.Hite Art Institute at UofL presents “Alma Lesch: A Life in Fabric,” thru March 26, Mon.-Fri. 9am-4:30pm, Sat. 10am-2pm, Sun. 1-6pm, 852-4483.Speed Art Museum presents “Time & Transformation in 17th Century Dutch Art,” thru March 26; and Gaela Erwin: “Facing the Subject,” self-portraits, thru June 25, $10, 2035 S. 3rd St., 634-2701.Spalding University presents photography exhibit “Consider it All Joy,” a collection of Harlan Co. photos, thru March 26, Spaulding University Huff Gallery, 853 Library Lane, 585-9911.E&S Gallery presents quilts by Valerie White, thru March 31, 108 S. 10th St., 568-2005.Flame Run Gallery presents “New Growth: Signs of Life” exhibit, features flame-blown glass depictions of primitive plant life, thru April 1, Tue.-Sat. 10am-4pm, 828 E. Market, 584-5353.galerie hertz presents “Brad Devlin: Random Portraits in Mixed Media,” thru April 1, 632 E. Market, 584-3547.••Zephyr Gallery presents Sharon Weis: “Two Bodies of Work,” thru April 1, Wed.-Sat. 11am-6pm, 610 E. Market St., 585-5646.Swanson Reed Contemporary presents Thea Lura: “Kneel Before Gaud,” thru April 1, 638 E. Market St., 589-5466.KY Foundation for Women offers weekend artist residencies at Hopscotch House, April 7-9, June 9-11, 228-4875.Tobin-Hewett Gallery presents mixed media and glassworks exhibit “Scale/Detail: Small works with Powerful Presence,” thru April 8, Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, 815 W. Market St., 592-7856.Kaviar Forge & Gallery presents Fred Giovanni: “Alyeska The Great Land,” thru April 15, Thu.-Fri. 1-6pm, Sat. 11am-5pm, 1718 Frankfort Ave., 561-0377.Louisville Free Public Library presents “Women of Wisdom,” juried art exhibit celebrating women’s history month, thru April 15, Main Library Bernheim Gallery, 301 York St., 574-1845.Jewish Community Ctr. presents artist/costume designer Zhanna Goldentul, in patio gallery, thru April 17, 3600 Dutchmans Ln., 238-2753.Louisville Visual Art Association presents “For What It’s Worth,” mixed-media collection of sculpture works by Ben Wright, thru April 21, Water Tower, 3005 River Rd., 896-2146.New Center for Contemporary Art presents “Nowhere,” an art exhibit drawing on Louisville locales, thru April 22, Wed.-Sat. 11am-6pm, 742 E. Market St., 561-7621.Jeffersontown Historical Museum presents Jeffersontown Family Quilts dating from 1870s-1960s, thru April 26, M-Fr 10-5pm, Sa. 10-2pm, 10635 Watterson Trail, 261-8290.Portland Museum presents Michael W. Farmer’s “Inside Out” exhibit, thru April 28, 2308 Portland Ave., 776-7678.Chase Gallery presents mixed media work by Joe McGee, “Pictorial Meditations on Verrocchio’s Equestrian Statue of Colleoni,” thru May 26, 416 W. Jefferson St., 896-2146.Brown Williamson Tower in Middleton Reulinger firm features photographer/attorney Don Vish exhibit “Eccentric Views of Louisville,” photos of Louisville landmarks and businesses, top floor, ongoing, 584-1135.“Window Comics,” an ongoing public art installation by Jeffrey Scott Holland, 1661 Story Ave., 582-1674.Louisville Artists — join “Louisville Art Talk” forum on Louisville art-related topics, www.groups.yahoo.com/group/louisvillearttalk.Winfrey Blackburn Gallery at Mary Anderson Center looking for artists to exhibit, send 10 slides, artist statement and resume to MACA, 101 St. Francis Dr., Mount St. Francis, IN 47246, (812) 923-8602.Historic Division Street School, newly restored building which opened as a segregated school in 1884, Saturdays, 1-3pm, 18th & Division St., New Albany, 941-0959.Mary Anderson Center offers Art Educators Fellowships, (812) 923-8602.Full Moon Yoga, 2001 Frankfort Ave., has free space available for women artists to use as gallery during F.A.T. Fridays. 894-0094.••Wild Honeysuckle Studio/Gallery offers holistic art classes, 4121 Shelbyville Rd., St. Matthews Pavilion, Tue. evenings/Thu. mornings, 592-3774.Pyro Gallery seeking talented artists who are serious about exhibiting and selling works. 452-2008.Gallery Hops are on the first Fridays from 5-9pm. 589-0102.F.A.T. (Frankfort Ave. Trolley) hops are the final Friday of every month, 6-9pm. 314-5897.Crafts for a Cause Mondays, 7-8:30pm, Third Lutheran Church, 1864 Frankfort Ave. Learn to knit, crochet and other crafts, make items for Hospice and others. 206-5210.Kentucky Arts Council recruiting artists to work in Kentucky schools, 1-4 weeks. www.kyarts.org.George and Helen Segal Foundation awards grants to young painters who are at least 21. www.segalfoundation.org.Creative Diversity Studio in Mellwood Arts Center, open to people with disabilities, workshops and studio spaces available. 767-4723.Access to the Arts Inc., an arts and disability advocacy organization, making arts accessible to people with disabilities. www.accesstothearts.org.Carnegie Center for Art and History, New Albany, art classes for pre-school to adult. 944-7336.Jewish Community Center offers art classes. 459-0660.Bernheim offering watercolor painting classes for adults and children. Prices and times vary. 955-8512 x 251.Flame Run Gallery offers classes, 584-5353. Glassworks offers classes, 992-3016.Mary Anderson Center for the Arts offers classes, 987-6470.Performing Arts••Trinity Department of Theatre presents “Babes in Arms,” March 15-18, 7:30pm; matinee performances March 19, 2pm, $7 adults, $5 students/seniors, Trinity Auditorium, 115 North Sherrin Ave., 736-2177.Blue Apple Players present 30th anniversary celebration including behind-the-scenes look at growth of theater company, open houses take place March 15, 10am; March 29, 10am; April 7, 4:30pm; April 19, 10am, 625 E. Market St., 587-7990.Floyd Central Theatre presents Brighton Beach Memoirs, part of Neil Simon’s autobiographical trilogy, March 15-18, 7:30pm, March 19, 2pm & 7pm, Studio One Theatre, (812) 923-8811.The Little Colonel Players present “Dial M for Murder,” story of marriage for money gone wrong, March 16-18, 24-25, 8pm, March 26, 2:30pm, $10-$12, Playhouse, Mount Mercy Dr., 241-0145.Bellarmine University presents “Six Characters in Search of Indiana,” March 16-18, 8pm, March 19, 2 & 8pm, $5, Wyatt Black Box Theatre, 452-8329.Centerstage presents “My Fair Lady,” March 16-26, 8pm, Sun. 2 & 7pm, $16 adults, $14 members/students/seniors, $12 weekday, 459-0660. ••Clarksville Little Theatre presents “The Philadelphia Story,” comedic depiction of marriage gone wrong after ex-husband interferes, March 16-18, 8pm, 301 E. Montgomery Ave., (812) 283-6522.Le Petomane Theatre presents “Ban: An Appeal,” satirical comedy noir including songs from Prohibition era, March 16-18 & 23-25, 7:30pm, $8-$20, Rudyard Kipling, 422 W. Oak St., 636-1311.Sacred Heart Academy presents “The Diary of Anne Frank,” March 16-18, 8pm, $7 adults, $5 students/seniors, Ursula Theatre Bldg. #5, 3105 Lexington Rd., 897-1816.Collegiate School presents “Once Upon a Mattress,” a whimsical love story of princess and pea, March 17-19, Fri., 8pm, Sat., dinner 6:30pm, Sun., 2pm, 2427 Glenmary Ave., 479-0376.Walden Theatre presents “As It Is In Heaven,” play that follows turmoil in KY Shaker community after newcomers claim to see angels, March 18, 7:30pm, $11, Oldham County Arts Center, 7105 Floydsburg Rd., 222-8880.The Murder Club presents Interactive Murder Mystery, “Goth a-Go-Go,” features controversial press conference of nouveau post-goth band, March 18, 7-9pm, $40, $60 couples, cocktail buffet and coffee included; “Southern Hostility” features entrepreneur with shady tactics, March 25, 7-9pm, Bernheim Mansion, 1416 S. Third, 742-9345.Pleiades Theatre Co. presents Eve Ensler’s “Necessary Targets,” details life of Bosnian war refugees, thru March 19, opening night 7:30pm, March 17-18, 8pm; March 19, 2pm, $15, $12 members, seniors, $5 students, MeX Theater, Kentucky Center, www.pleiadestheatreco.org.••Derby Dinner Playhouse presents “Pinocchio,” as part of Children’s Musical Theatre Series, March 18 & 25, $10-$19; also “Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?” thru April 2, 7:45pm, Sun. 1:30pm, Wed. 1pm, $30-$40 525 Marriott Dr., Clarksville, (812) 288-8281.Ursuline School for Performing Arts presents “Godspell Jr.,” March 22-23, 10am, March 24-25, 7:30pm, $6 adults, $4 kids, seniors & students, 3105 Lexington Rd., 897-1816. Actors Theatre presents 30th Annual Humana Fest, thru April 8, 316 W. Main, ticket packages/schedule at 584-1205 or www.actorstheatre.org.WhoDunnit Murder Mystery Theater presents “Murder in the Court,” centers around courtroom chaos, Saturdays, thru April 15, Hyatt Regency, 320 W. Jefferson St., 426-7100 or www.whodunnitky.com.Project Improv, a long form improv troupe, performs every Fri., 9pm, KY Theater, 651 S. 4th St., www.projectimprov.com.Auditions/ContestsMusic Theatre of Louisville presents Summer 2006 auditions, March 17-19 at Iroquois Amphitheater, 589-4060 or www.musictheatrelouisville.com.IU Southeast Music Department holds final round of scholarship auditions for 2006-07 academic year, March 18, 9:30am-3:30pm, Recital Hall, Paul Ogle Comm. Ctr., 4201 Grant Line Rd., (812) 941-2655.Clarksville Little Theatre auditions for “The Wizard of Oz,” auditoners will sing 16 bars of a prepared song, March 18, 2-6pm, March 19, 7-9pm, callbacks March 20, 7-9pm, males and females 5 ft. and under, 301 E. Montgomery Ave., (812) 283-6522.••As Yet Unnamed Theatre Co. auditions for spring musical “Cinderella,” March 19, 2pm, March 20, 7:30pm, singers should prepare a song, cold readings, Third Lutheran Church, 1864 Frankfort Ave., 445-3203.Women Who Write poetry/prose contest, cash prizes, work published in anthology, deadline March 31, www.womenwhowrite.com.Kaviar Forge & Gallery seeking submissions for “Artists in Our Midst,” exhibit of art by people who live or work in Clifton/Crescent Hill neighborhoods, deadline April 1, 561-0377.Bands wanted for Derby Fest. miniMarathon, April 29, 584-3378 ext. 822.UofL School of Music invites instrumentalists, young and old, to participate in UofL Community Concert Band, rehearses Mon., 7:15-9:15pm, School of Music, 852-4665.IU Southeast needs instrumentalists and singers to join ensembles, www.ius.edu/music or 812-941-2655.Louisville Chorus auditions on-going for qualified singers, all sections, 968-6300.Books••Carmichael’s Bookstore presents bird walk and book signing of Bill Thompson III book, “Kentucky Birdwatching,” March 15, 3745 Illinois Ave., 9am; Frederick Smock and Richard Taylor read and sign “Poetry and Compassion and Girty,” March 18, 4pm, 2720 Frankfort Ave., 896-6950.Barnes & Noble presents Jessica Richmond to discuss and sign “A Year of Absence: Six Women’s Stories of Courage, Hope and Love,” March 16, 7pm, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-0255; Luisa Cannoli signs new book, “Violation: The Life of Luisa Cannoli,” March 18, 2pm, 4100 Summit Plaza Dr., 327-0410. Women Who Write welcomes women writers, meets first Thu. of month, Highland-Shelby Park Library, â€¨Mid-City Mall, 6:30-8:30pm, 635-1391.Abraham-Hicks Book Study, experience and discussion group on “Ask and it is Given,” Wed., 6:30pm, Unity of Louisville, 757 Brook St., 583-5559 x12.Creative fiction writing group, Wed., 7-9pm, Old Louisville Coffee House (4th and Hill), 451-5737.Informal writing group meets second Tue. of month at the Fern Creek Library, 6-8pm, 955-8143.Wilderness Road Writers’ Group meets third Mon., 6:30-8:30pm, Okolona Library (Preston Hwy.), all writers welcome. 966-2327.The Vault, new sci-fi writer’s group, 7pm first Wed., Starbucks (101 N. Hurstbourne Ln.) Bring a short story or novel chapter. www.vault.oseland.net/.Mystery Book Discussion Group at New Albany-Floyd County Public Library meets the second Wed. of the month. 949-3523.FilmReel Revolution presents “Refuseniks,” documentary by filmmaker Sonja de Vries examining Israeli soldiers’ refusal to serve in occupied territories, March 17, 8pm, $20 adults, $10 students & youth, Kentucky Center, 584-7777.Metro United Way Women’s Initiative Group presents Youth Film Festival, March 21, 7pm, 334 E. Broadway, 583-2821.UofL presents “Season of Dissent Film Festival,” thru April 2, free, for schedule, see Flick Central or http://campuslife.louisville.edu/sac/sab/seasonofdissent.Louisville Cinema Society meets fourth Thu. of month, Oscar’s Bar and Grill, Floyd & Market, 6:30pm, also Movie Trivia Night third Thu. at Oscar’s, 7pm, 533-0683, www.louisvillecinemasociety.com.MusicCarroll Concert Choir presents free concert directed by Timothy Cloeter, March 17 7:30pm, Bardstown Road Presbyterian Church, 1722 Bardstown Rd. 451-8305.Cathedral of the Assumption presents Illinois Wesleyan Collegiate Choir, performing Vulpius, Brahms, Tchaikovsky and others, March 18, 7:30pm, free, 433 S. Fifth St., 582-2971.••Louisville Chorus presents “Brahms: A German Requiem,” March 19, 3pm, St. Boniface Catholic Church, 531 E. Liberty St.; March 26, 3pm, The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42 and Lime Kiln, $18 adult, $12 seniors, $8 student, 459-0600.Saint Meinrad School presents “Sounds of Spring,” two-hour variety concert to benefit Cooperation Action for Community Development, March 18, 7pm, March 19, 2pm, $5 adults, $3 children under 12/seniors, St. Bede Theater, 200 Hill Drive, (812) 357-6501.••Hattie Bishop Speed Concert Series presents acclaimed soprano Maesha Brueggergosman, March 19, 7pm, $10, UofL School of Music, Margaret Comtock Hall, 634-2700. Downtown Sounds, Third Thursday Trolley Bop, every third Thursday of the month, many varieties of live music throughout downtown, trolley on extended hours and free of charge, www.thirdthursday.info.UofL School of Music presents weekly performances and recitals; for schedule, call 852-1787.MERF needs helping hands. Musicians Emergency Resource Foundation needs volunteers. 244-4790.