Arts & Entertainment Listings
Holiday Events••Walnut Street Baptist Church — presents Christmas Celebration “O Come Let Us Adore Him,” Dec. 8 at 7pm, Dec. 9 at 2:30 & 6pm, and Dec. 10 at 2:30 & 6pm, 589-5290.Trinity High School — Trinity Jazz Band & Trinity Singers will perform Christmas concerts, in auditorium, 115 N. Sherrin Ave.: $5, Dec. 8, 7pm, 736-2177.Christmas Gift & Décor Show — at KY Fair & Exposition Center South Wing, free, $5 parking, Dec. 8-10, Fri. at 11am-8pm, Sat. at 10am-8pm, Sun. at 11am-5pm, 456-2244.••Rainbow Blossom — hosting “Holiday Green Gift Fair,” 3738 Lexington Rd., Dec. 9, 10am-4pm, 893-3646 x25.Louisville Chorus — hosting “A Season Shining Bright,” Dec. 9, 8pm, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 415 E. Eighth St. in New Albany, Dec. 10, 4pm, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 502 N. Fifth St. in LaGrange, Dec. 16, 8pm, Cathedral of the Assumption, 443 South Fifth St. in Louisville: $8-$18, 968-6300.Chamber Music Concert — Keith Collins & Co. presenting “December Winds,” at Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Ln.: $15, Dec. 10, 5 pm, 897-9845.Howard Steamboat Museum — hosting Christmas Open House, Santa & Mrs. Claus visit, featuring Big Muddy String Band, free photo & refreshments, 1101 E. Market St. in Jeffersonville: Dec. 10, 1-4pm, (812) 283-3728.Holiday Gift Collection — Actors Theatre, with Cabinet for Families & Children, collects gifts for disadvantaged children, thru Dec. 20, 316 W Main St., 584-1265.••Flame Run Ornament Blow — create your own blown-glass ornament w/ help from Flame Run artists, 828 E. Market St.: $35 per person, now thru Dec. 22, call for appt., 584-5353.Blow Ho Ho! — Glassworks invites public to blow their own glass ornament, reservations req., 815 W. Market St.: $40, thru Jan. 6, Thu.-Sun., 992-3056.Special Events••Clay Sale — at Mary Anderson Center in Floyds Knob, Ind., Mount Street Dr.: Dec. 9-10, 16-17, (812) 923-6942.Soapbox Sirens — free open forum for artistry/music/poetry/politics, third Thu., 8pm, Alternative 1032 Story Ave., 561-7613.Collaboratory — evening of live music, poetry, graphic arts, collaborative and spontaneous multi-media jams, free, all ages, last Sat./month, 7:30pm, 1741 Frankfort Ave., 896-0172.Visual ArtsBrown Hotel — local artist Jeaneen Barnhart showing pieces from “Equine Passion” series for Gallery Showcase; Fourth St. & Broadway, thru Dec. 6, 583-1234.Call for Entries — women artists invited to submit work for Women of Wisdom Exhibit, “A Woman’s Journey” on March 2-8: deadline Dec. 6, 584-8090, www.projectwomen.org.••The 930 Art Gallery — grand opening, exhibiting “Cross/Purpose,” art forms on cross of Christ, 930 Mary St.: Dec. 8, 7-9pm, exhibit runs thru Jan. 4.Louisville Graphic Design Assoc. — presents 17th Annual “100 Show,” Muhammad Ali Center, cash bar, Dec. 8, 6-9pm, www.lgda.org.Underground Art Space — hosting Holiday Sale and show “Enlighten” by Underground Lights Up Louisville Tattoo Co., 1235 Bardstown Rd.: Dec. 9, 5-10pm, show runs thru Jan. 13, 459-8005. galerie hertz — exhibiting Tom Pfannerstill’s works “From the Street,” 711 S. Third St.: now thru Dec. 9, Wed.-Fri. at 11am-5pm, Sat. at 11am-3pm w/ appointment, 584-3547.Bardstown Art Gallery — exhibiting oils, watercolors, & drawings by Jim Cantrell from past three decades, 214 W. Stephen Foster Ave.: thru Dec. 10, Tue.-Sat. at 10:30am-6pm, 348-6488.Paul Paletti Gallery — presenting “Art of Photogravure,” 713 E. Market St., thru Feb. 28, special opening reception Dec. 10, 2-5pm, 589-9254.Bernheim Gallery — exhibiting “Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America” by Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, in Main Library, 527 W. Jefferson St.: free but tickets req., Dec. 14, 7pm, runs Dec. 11-Jan. 3, 574-1644.Mackin Boys & Girls Club — installing historical mural & participating in National Fine Arts Program at the Portland Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library, 3305 Northwestern Pkwy: Dec. 13, 6:30pm, show runs Dec. 11-Jan. 5, 574-1744.••Huff Gallery — at Spalding University, exhibiting “Adam Alli: Road to Exile,” curated by Craig Bunting, 851 S. Fourth St., thru Dec. 17; Gallery Talk Dec. 13, 2-3:30pm, 585-9911 x2360.Jane Morgan Studio & Gallery — presents “Transitions: Works on Paper & Canvas” by E. Gregory Siler, 4838 Brownsboro Center: thru Dec. 20, 592-7835.Jeffersontown Historical Museum — display artifacts from various historic Jeffersontown schools, as well as video oral history documenting history of various J-town residents, thru Dec. 21, 10635 Watterson Trail, Jeffersontown, Ky., 261-8290.Hite Art Institute — 14 graduating seniors exhibiting recent artwork, many mediums, completed for BFA requirements, Schneider Hall in UofL: thru Dec. 22, 852-4483.“Pillows Talk” — exhibit about pillows, Gallery Hop opening, 624 W. Main St.: thru Dec. 23, gallery hours Tue. & Wed., 1-5pm, 584-7954.Garner-Furnish Studio — presents “The Brown Paintings” by Joyce Garner, 642 E. Market St.: thru Dec. 23, Wed.-Sat., 12-5pm, 641-8086.••Carnegie Center for Art & History — exhibit “Ed Hamilton: The Making of a Man and a Monument,” thru Dec 30, 201 E. Spring St., New Albany, 812-944-7336. Lionheart Gallery — exhibiting new abstract paintings by Eugene Thomas from “Belvedere,” Hyatt Regency, 313 S. Fourth St.: thru Dec. 31, 568-3030.Kaviar Forge & Gallery — exhibiting painter Rick Wilson’s new works, 1718 Frankfort Ave., thru Dec. 30, 561-0377.Carnegie Center — announces new exhibit “Ed Hamilton: The Making of a Man and a Monument,” with guest curator Dr. Dario Covi, 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany Ind.: thru Dec. 30, Tue.-Sat., 10am-5:30pm, (812) 944-7336.Buzz Worx — 12 geometric-abstract Quilt Paintings by Richard Francis, thru Dec 30, 718 W. Main St, 583-4004.E&S Gallery — hosts four masks and one puppet used in upcoming PNC Broadway Across America “Lion King” show, thru Dec. 31, 108 S. 10th St., 568-2005.Day’s Espresso & Coffee — presents Louisville natives Daina & Christine (VanHeuklon) Selter, displaying art works in oil, pastels and graphite, thru Dec. 31, 1420 Bardstown Rd., 456-1170.Artist’s Appreciation Show — by Deven 7 Studios Custom Picture Framing & Fine Art Restoration, 100 percent proceeds to 10 local artists showing, 825 S. Floyd St.: now thru Dec. 31 Tue.-Sat., 582-2333.••Chez Moi Art Gallery — exhibiting “Flight of Angels,” by photographer Michael Skrentny, 974 Barret Ave., thru Jan. 6, 561-6206.Mary Anderson Center — Loftus House exhibiting “Saving Face” by Kim Sandage, thru Jan.13; Blackburn Studio exhibiting “Briarpatch Fairy Tales” by Elizabeth Spotswood Alexander, thru Jan. 13; Mount Street Ave. in Floyds Knob, Ind., (812) 923-6942.New Center for Contemporary Art — presents Melissa Dadourian, 742 E. Market St.: runs thru Jan. 23, 552-2994, www.new-center.org.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.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.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.Call for Subjects — local photographer seeks women who lost their mothers as children (age 20 or younger), 891-0434.Co-op Gallery — looking for serious artists for Gallery 10 Seventy at Mellwood Arts Center, 548-3921.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.Pyro Gallery — seeking experienced artists who are interested in dynamic co-operative gallery, 624 W. Main St., 587-0106.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.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, 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 ArtsWalden Theatre — presents “Language of Angels,” Dec. 7-9, 7:30pm, Dec. 9 at 2pm, at MeX Theatre in KY Center, 589-0084.••St. Agnes Parish School — presents “Charlotte’s Web,” Dec. 7-8, 7pm, $2-$5, 1800 Newburg Rd., 458-2850.Improvisation Showcase — presented by IUS Theatre Dept., at Ogle Center in IUS, 4201 Grant Line Rd. in New Albany: $5, Dec. 7-9, 7:30pm, (812) 941-2655.Atherton High School — presents “The Laramie Project,” $7, Dec. 7-9, 7pm, Dec. 10, 2pm, in auditorium, 3000 Dundee Rd., 552-8608. Little Colonel Players — presents “Harvey,” Dec. 7-10, 8pm, Dec. 10, 2:30pm, $12-$15, Mt. Mercy Dr. in Peewee Valley, 588-1557.Hayswood Theatre — presents “A Christmas Carol,” Dec 8-10, 15-17, Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm, $12, 115 S Capitol Ave, Corydon Ave., 812-734-0583.••Louisville Ballet — presents “Brown-Forman Nutcracker,” $26-$76, Dec. 9-Dec. 23, at Whitney Hall in KY Center, 584-7777.Derby Dinner Playhouse — presents “A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail,” Dec. 9, 16, 23, $15-$20, breakfast at 9am, lunch at noon, 525 Marriott Dr. in Clarksville, (812) 288-8281.Actors Theatre — presents “The Chosen,” an adaptation from Chaim Potok’s novel, thru Dec. 9, $20-$36; Fifth Third Bank’s “A Christmas Carol,” $17-$40, thru Dec. 23; and “A Tuna Christmas,” thru Jan. 4, $17-$40, 316 W. Main St., 584-1205.KY Repertory Theatre — presents “A Christmas Carol,” now thru Dec. 22, at Horse Cave, (270) 786-2177.Clarksville Little Theater — presents “A Christmas Survival Guide,” $30-$40, thru Dec. 31, evening, 6pm, Sun. & Wed. matinee, 11:45am, 301 E. Montgomery Ave., Clarksville, (812) 253-6522.WhoDunnit Murder Mystery Theater — presents “The Twelve Murders of Christmas,” at Masterson’s, 1830 S. Third St.: $39.95 includes meal, thru Jan. 6, 6:30pm, Sat. evenings, 426-7100.Indicators Improv — performs every first Thu., 11pm, free, Diamond’s Pub and Billiards, 3814 Frankfort Ave., (423) 943-8150.Project Improv, a long form improv troupe — performs every Fri., 9pm, KY Theater, 651 S. Fourth St., www.projectimprov.com.Auditions/ContestsScott County Museum — seeking women to play quilters from older teenagers to older women, will be asked to sing for audition but not all roles require singing, 1050 S. Main St. in Scottsburg: Dec. 9, 10pm, (812) 752-1050.••KY Shakespeare Festival — hosting auditions for 2007 Summer Season, Dec. 10, 9am-2pm, 637-4933 or www.kyshakes.org.••Looking for Lilith Theatre — seeking women who can play mid 20s to early 30s, for “What My Hands Have Touched: American Women in WWII,” to perform/understudy 2 roles, auditions Dec. 11, 6:30-9:30pm, Hurstbourne Christian Church, 601 Nottingham Pkwy., prepare 1-2 minute monologue, 638-2559.Original Sight & Sound Productions — holding auditions for three big upcoming productions, bring headshot, resume & one-minute monologue, at Nolan Office Bldg., 2100 Gardiner Ln.: Dec. 12, 6-8pm, 894-9995. Pigment Gallery — call for artists submit artwork for solo or group exhibits for 2007, open to Mellwood Arts tenants & non-tenants, firstname.lastname@example.org.Call for Scripts — Specific Gravity Ensemble Theater Company requesting submission of 90 second plays for upcoming production “Elevator Plays: Ascend-Descend/Assent-Dissent” for Jan. 2007: deadline Dec. 15, email@example.com.Girls Going Places — Guardian presents seventh annual entrepreneurship program, national call for nominations of young women; 15 girls awarded total of $30,000 thru submission of 750-1,000 word essay; thru Feb. 16, 914-251-1500, www.msco.com.Celebration of Life Photography Contest — showcase for new/emerging artists, winners featured in Louisville galleries during Derby ’07, deadline Feb. 17, www.celebratelifephotocontest.com.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 Roundtable Series — book discussion of “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin, Dec. 6, 4pm; Richard Taylor discusses book “Sue Mundy: A Novel of the Civil War,” Dec. 13, noon; 1310 S. Third St.:, 635-5083.Jewish Festival of the Book — author presentation at Jewish Community Center, 3600 Dutchmans Ln.: $5, 7:30pm, Rich Cohen, Dec. 7; 459-0660. ••Women’s Center — at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, free poetry reading by Mary Cartledge, from her book “Semi-sweetness & Light,” Dec. 8, 7-9pm; 1044 Alta Vista Rd., 922-5423.Main Library — hosting lecture by Donald Miller, on his book “Masters of the Air,” about America’s Bomber Boys who fought the air war against Nazi Germany, 527 W. Jefferson St.: free but tickets req., Dec. 12, 7pm, 574-1644. 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/.Film••Pizza & Movie — James Lee Presbyterian Church presents “Born into Brothels,” donations welcome, 1741 Frankfort at William, Dec. 8, 6pm, 896-0172.MusicHoliday Concerts — See “Holiday Events” at the beginning of the listings.Downtown Sounds — third Thursday Trolley Bop, third Thu. of month, many varieties of live music throughout downtown, www.thirdthursday.info.MERF — Musicians Emergency Resource Foundation needs volunteers, 244-4790.