Arts & Entertainment Listings
Special EventsNew Albany-Floyd County Library — “Heartstrings: Contemporary, Traditional & Celtic Music” brings sounds of dulcimer to Strassweg Auditorium, July 27, 7-8:15pm, free, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany IN, (812) 944-8464.Speed Museum of Art — free movie and family fun night includes children’s films “The Bubble Man” and “Paperclips,” July 27, 5-8pm, free, 2035 Third St., 634-2700.Felice Vineyards — wine tasting and international trivia night includes prizes, antipasto and chocolate, presented by Sister Cities of Louisville Inc, July 29, 6-9pm, $29 for SCL members, $232 for table of eight, 829 E. Market St., 574-3397.Black Theatre Network 20th Anniversary Conference — presents assorted guest speakers, including keynote speaker Paul Tazewell, Ruth E. Carter, Myrna Colley-Lee, among others, includes workshops, performances and auction, July 26-30, opens 1pm, $60, Hilton Garden Inn, 2735 Crittenden Dr., 637-2424.Jewish Community Center — “Louie’s Jewish Fiesta” offers performances by Jewish/Latin artist and children’s educator Louie Miranda, offers Mexican dinner, silent auction to benefit classroom toys and supplies, July 26, 7pm, free, 3600 Dutchmans Ln., 238-2725.Blue Apple Players — theater company offers behind-the-scenes look at the organization, dates include July 26, Aug. 23, Sept. 27, noon-1pm, 625 E Market St., 587-7990.Oldham County History Center — “A History of Free Masonry and the English Culture of Oldham Co.” exhibit, thru Sept. 9, 222-0826.“Discover Louisville” Landmarks — tours scheduled second Sun., 1-4pm, Water Tower on River Road, $45, 574-2868.Visual ArtsArtisans Marketplace at Forecastle — includes 45 artists from Kentucky and nationwide selling their work, July 28-29, 11am-11pm, Mellwood Art & Entertainment Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 895-3650.Kaviar Gallery & Forge — “Artists in our Midst” celebrates the work of at least 19 artists from Clifton, Crescent Hill and Clifton Heights, July 28-Oct. 1, 1718 Frankfort Ave., 561-0377.Studio Sale — featuring art, antiques, clothing, books, records, furniture, etc., 1024 W. Main, every Saturday in July, noon-5pm.Brown Hotel Art Gallery — showcasing regional art from Joseph Fitzpatrick including Derby hats, thru July 28, Mon.-Fri. 7am-9pm, Sat.-Sun. 10am-6pm, 335 W. Broadway, 583-1234.Huff Gallery at Spalding — “Small But Weird” exhibit featuring art no bigger than 5 inches, half of proceeds go to New Orleans, thru July 29, email@example.com.Hite Art Institute — three shows: “Sam Gilliam Masters Thesis Drawings,” “Early Imprints from Margaret Bridwell Library” and “Large Scale Relief Prints,” thru July 30, UofL, 852-4483.Louisville Tattoo Company — paintings and clay works by local artists Pony Boy, Gary Bell, Suzanne Edds, Eric Haines and Matt Kirk, thru July 31, Mon-Sat noon-10pm, 1235 Bardstown Rd., 459-8005.Deven 7 Studios — Geoff Carr’s French Series on display through July 31, 825 Floyd St., 582-2333.Art Jam Art Show — various works at the Buzzworx Coffee House, exhibit runs thru July 31, 6-9pm, 720 W. Main, firstname.lastname@example.org.Old Louisville Coffee House — painter Carly Whitmer exhibit of “Regulars,” thru July 31, free, corner of Fourth and Hill Sts., 931-9919.Bernheim Forest — two new outdoor sculptures, “Growth” by Erin Fletcher and “The Persistence of Solitude” by Jesse Levesque, July-September, free, Mon.-Fri., $5 per car, Sat. and Sun., 955-8512.21C Museum Hotel — “Hybridity” exhibit on display thru September, 700 W. Main St., 589-4690.Zephyr Gallery — artist Michelle Amos exhibits vessels and costumes, thru Aug. 12, 610 E. Market St., 585-5646.Pyro Gallery — “The Nature of Things” featuring work of Kay Grubola, Susan Moffet and Marilyn Whitesell, thru Aug. 12, 221 Hancock St., 587-0106.Wedding Fashion/Tradition Display — LVAA’s “The Ritual Myth and Magic of Weddings” displays multicultural wedding-inspired art, thru Aug 19, Water Tower, 3005 River Rd., 896-2146.Carnegie Center — new exhibit “George Morrison (1820-1893): “New Albany’s Portrait Painter” features portraits and landscape paintings, thru Aug. 26, 201 E. Spring St., New Albany, IN., 939-6757.Bernheim Gallery — exhibit of jazz albums on display, thru Aug. 31, Louisville Free Public Library, 301 York St., 574-1611.Mad About Art — exhibit by oil painter Lou Posner and contributing watercolorist and sculptor, runs thru Aug. 31, free, 625 Baxter Ave., 568-4916.Oldham Co. History Center — “Oldham County’s English Immigrants: Freemasonry and the Eastern Star,” runs thru Aug. 26, 222-0826.1950s Leisure Wear Exhibit — exhibits at the Jeffersontown Historical Museum, thru Aug. 29, 10-5pm Mon-Fri, 10-2pm Sun, 10635 Watterson Trail, Jeffersontown, 261-8290.Lionheart Gallery — painters and textile artists exhibited, thru Aug 31, 10-6pm Mon-Tue, Wed-Sat 10-9pm, 10-5 Sun, 313 S. Fourth St., 568-3030.Chase Gallery — “Emerging Artists” exhibit by Louisville Visual Art Assoc., thru Sept. 1, 416 W. Main St., 896-2146.Speed Art Museum — “Sam Gilliam: a retrospective,” thru Sept. 3, 2035 S. Third St., 634-2700 or www.speedmuseum.org.Kentucky Artisan Center — “Fiberworks” exhibit featuring Louisville area fiber and textile artists, thru Sept. 4, 8-7:30pm, free, at exit 77 (Berea), (895) 985-5448.Frazier Historical Museum — “André Jeunet: Images of WWI by a Pacifist Soldier,” thru Sept. 4, 829 W. Main St., www.fraziermuseum.org.Cathedral of the Assumption — exhibit “She Speaks: Forgotten Goddess” features quilts of Penny Sisto, thru Sept 6, 10-4:30pm, 433 S. Fifth St., 583-3100.Kentucky Center Gallery — “Snap Shots: Nature Around Us” by Patricia Brock, thru Sept. 15, 501 W. Main St., 562-0118.University of Louisville — photographs of trappist monastery Gethsemani and Cherokee Park by award-winning photographer Theodore Eitel, display at U of L’s Photographic Archives, thru Sept. 29, 2301 S Third St., 852-1861.KY Museum of Art and Craft — exhibit “Life InSight: The Human Experience,” with work of nearly 90 artists working in sculpture, fiber, metalwork and more, Gail Brown is curator, thru Nov. 4, free, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102.Brown Williamson Tower in Middleton Reulinger firm — photographer/attorney Don Vish exhibit “Eccentric Views of Louisville,” photos of Louisville landmarks and businesses, top floor, ongoing, 584-1135.Filson Historical Society — “Mary Cobb: A Retrospect,” thru summer, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-12pm, 1301 S. Third St., 635-5083.Carnegie Center — “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage: Men and Women of the Underground Railroad” permanent exhibit now open, 201 E. Spring St., IN, (812) 944-7336.“Window Comics” — ongoing public art installation by Jeffrey Scott Holland, 1661 Story Ave., 582-1674.Mellwood Arts Center — looking for raw, rough primitive pieces representing traditional and contemporary artwork, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 895-3650.Call for Artists — MailArt project seeking postcard-sized submissions for theme “Coffee – How Does it Make You Feel?,” results displayed at Day’s Espresso & Coffee Bar in March 2007, coffeemailart.websiteanimal.com.Photography Contest — “Celebration of Life” sponsored by St. John United Church of Christ, 637 E. Market St., 587-1653.KFW Female Mechanics — individual artist grant winner Sarah Lyon seeks female mechanics for shop photos to dispel stereotypical images, 558-3230 or www.sarahlyon.com/calendar.Louisville Artists — join “Louisville Art Talk” forum on Louisville art-related topics, www.groups.yahoo.com/group/louisvillearttalk.Mary Anderson Center — seeking artists to exhibit, (812) 923-8602.Full Moon Yoga — free space available for women artists to use as gallery during F.A.T. Fridays, 2001 Frankfort Ave., 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 — first Fridays of every month, 5-9pm. 589-0102.F.A.T. (Frankfort Ave. Trolley) hops — 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 — art classes for pre-school to adult, New Albany, IN, 944-7336.Jewish Community Center — offers art classes, 459-0660.Bernheim — offers watercolor painting classes for adults and children, 955-8512 x 251.Flame Run Gallery — offers classes, 584-5353. Glassworks — offers classes, 992-3016.Performing ArtsThe Drama Studio — presents summer teen performance “Characters” at Genesius Theatre of the Encore Performing Arts Center, July 28-29, 8pm, July 30, 3pm, $10, 128 E. Bell Ave., Clarksville IN, (812) 284-0280.Jewish Community Center — presentation of “Fiddler on the Roof,” opens July 27, thru Aug. 13, see www.jccoflouisville.org for showtimes, $18 for non-members, $14 for members, students, seniors, 3600 Dutchmans Lane, 459-0660.Actors Theatre — “Great American Sex Play” by Brian Walker, July 28-29, 8pm, 316 W. Main St., call 584-1205 for tickets.Downtown Arts Center — LexArts presents celebration of international puppetry “Vit Horeis of Czechoslovak, American Marionette Theatre,” July 26, 10-7pm, and “Atlanta Puppet Theatre,” Aug 2, 10-4pm, $8, 141 E. Main St., (859) 225-0370.Frazier International History Museum — comedy “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” runs through all 37 plays in 97 minutes, July 26-28, Aug 1-4, 7:30pm, 829 W Main St., 753-1681.Derby Dinner Playhouse — presents “The Wizard of Oz,” thru Aug. 20; production of “The Adventures of Raggedy Ann & Andy,” July 29, Aug. 5 and 12, see www.derbydinner.com for show times, Marriott Dr., Clarksville, IN, (812) 288-8281.StageLab Classes — classes for speaking voice and improvisational acting taught by Dru Pilmer at Clifton Center, thru July 30, 1-2:45pm, 3-4:45pm, $75 per 4-wk class, 2117 Payne St., 741-8392.Pioneer Playhouse — upcoming performances include “Wait Until Dark,” thru Aug 5; “Social Security”, Aug 8-19, all performances start at 8:30pm, Tue.-Sun., 840 Stanford Rd., Danville Ky., (859) 236-2747 or www.pioneerplayhouse.com.Walden Theatre Summer Academy — production of Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by young students of three-week summer camp, students 8-16 years of age of varied experience accepted, thru Aug. 12, show times vary daily, 1123 Payne St., 589-0084.Kentucky Repertory Theatre — performances of “The Gospel of Mark,” every Wed. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm, thru Aug 30, $12 adults, $8 students and children, located two miles east off of Exit 58 off I-65, Horse Cave, (270) 786-1200.Project Improv, a long form improv troupe — performs every Fri., 9pm, KY Theater, 651 S. Fourth St., www.projectimprov.com.Auditions/ContestsPandora Productions — open call for upcoming season which includes “Boston Marriage,” “Don We Now Our Gay Apparel, Looking For Normal” and “Take Me Out,” all actors must be 18 and up, bring headshots and resume, July 31, 6-10pm, Central Presbyterian Church, 318 W. Kentucky St., 216-5502.The Drama Studio — ongoing auditions for “On Golden Pond” to be performed in Oct.13-22, looking for ages 35-50, Encore Performing Arts Center, 128 E. Bell Ave., Clarksville, IN, (812) 284-0280.Celebration of Life Photography Contest — showcase for new/emerging artists, winners featured in Louisville galleries during Derby ’07, www.celebratelifephotocontest.com.Musicians Wanted — to perform at Smoketown/Shelby Park and Portland/Shawnee Farmer’s Markets, Saturdays, 9am-noon, 775-4041.Miss Black Kentucky — accepting applications for Miss Black Kentucky Pageant, held Sept., winner represents KY, 592-8244.IU Southeast — needs instrumentalists and singers to join ensembles, (812) 941-2655 or www.ius.edu/music.Louisville Chorus — auditions on-going for qualified singers, all sections, 968-6300.BookFilson Historical Society — author Betty Gorin to discuss her book “Morgan is Coming!”: Confederate Raiders in the Heartland of Kentucky,” July 28, noon, free, 1310 Third St., 635-5083.Destinations Booksellers — Larry Mattingly will introduce his memoir “Eva’s Son,” reading and signing copies, July 29, 4-6pm, free, 604 E. Spring St., New Albany, IN, (812) 944-5116.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, Fourth and Hill sts., 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 meets the second Wed. of the month, New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, IN, 949-3523.Science Fiction/Fantasy Readers Group — meets 7pm, fourth Mon. of the month, Barnes and Noble, 801 S. Hurstbourne, http://scifi.meetup.com/32/.FilmCuba Film Festival — Kentucky Theatre’s weekend of films focusing on politically-themed documentaries of diverse Cuban communities and profiling prominent Cuban politicos, July 28-30, films shown at various times daily, suggested donation $5-25, 641 Fourth St., 558-3568.Crescent Hill Outdoor Cinema — series at the Peterson-Dumesnil House Lawn continues with “Wizard of Oz,” lawn chair or blanket suggested, July 28, 8:30pm, free, 301 Peterson Ave., http://crescenthill.us/index.php?option=com_frontpage&itemid=1.Clifton Center — Arts Electronic Presents “Evolutionary Girls” video screening, artist Annie Langan presents collaborative films compiled by 15 women artists, July 29, 6pm, $5, 2117 Payne St., 896-8480.Bluegrass Independent Film Fest. — accepting entries for regional filmmakers, scheduled in Oldham County, Sept. 8-10, (502) 241-1006 or www.bluegrassfilmfest.com.MusicNewport on the Levee — free concert by Blessid Union of Souls and Spin Cycle as part of Thursday night concert series, happy hour from 6-7pm, July 27, 6-9:30pm, free, 1 Levee Way, Newport, (859) 291-0550.Unity Church of Middletown — award-winning Native American musician Douglas Blue Feather will perform and offer workshop on Native American spirituality, performance is July 29, 7pm, $15, children under 18 free, workshop is July 30, 2-4pm, suggested $15 donation, 11700 Main St., Middletown, 244-9696.The Alternative — lip sync and dance night offers a variety of music, July 29, 7pm-midnight, $5 cover, 1032 Story Ave., 561-7613.Mellwood Arts Center — looking for stripped down, raw, traditional with a contemporary bend, lo-fi fiddlers, circuit benders, psycho-billy, one-man bands, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 895-3650. Downtown Sounds — third Thursday Trolley Bop, third Thu. of month, many varieties of live music throughout downtown, www.thirdthursday.info.UofL School of Music — weekly performances and recitals; for schedule, call 852-1787.MERF — Musicians Emergency Resource Foundation needs volunteers, 244-4790.