Arts & Entertainment Listings
Special EventsLouisville Uncorked — “Merlot vs. Pinot Noir” benefit for Louisville Orchestra, featuring light appetizers & music by Ensembles, $10 donation, Feb. 8, 7:30-11pm, The Henry Clay, 300 W. Chestnut St., www.louisvilleorchestra.org.••Young Playwrights Festival — presented by Walden Theater, featuring best works from class, $8-$15, Feb. 8-10, 7:30pm, Feb. 10, 2pm, 1123 Payne St., 589-0084.PAMA & Passion — party hosted by Speed Art Museum, featuring PAMA liqueur, hors d’oeuvres, coffee & sweets bar, music by Tanita Gaines & tour of lovers in art w/ Cupid, $7 (members), $15 (non), Feb. 9, 7-10pm, 2035 S. Third St., 634-2960.••InKY Reading Series — celebrates literature w/ music for third B-day, featuring performances by two poets, fiction writer & musician, free, Feb. 9, 7pm, Rudyard Kipling, 422 W. Oak St., 636-1311.If Music Be the Food of Love — 13th annual Valentine Dinner Show w/ silent auction, music by soloists & Louisville Chorus, $100/person, Feb. 10, 6pm, River Bend Winery, 120 S. Tenth St., 968-6300.Crane House — presents “Asian All Star Chefs New Year Dinner & Auction,” black tie & Asian attire optional, $150 (member), $175 (non), Feb. 10, 6:30pm, Brown Hotel, 335 W. Broadway, 635-2240.Pride of KY Chorus — will be singing Valentines to local residents & businesses, $40, Feb. 10-14, 368-7664, www.prideofkentuckychorus.org.Valentine Guy — presents free couple’s check-up session, by relationship counselors Marc Leibson and Carrie Hunter, now thru Feb. 28, 895-3388.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, James Lees Presbyterian Church, 1741 Frankfort Ave., 896-0172.Visual ArtsHite Art Institute — presents Masters Thesis exhibitions by Michael Brohm & Sheila Flener, thru Feb. 11, Schneider Hall, U of L Belknap Campus, 852-4483.••Huff Gallery at Spalding University — “Jen Pellerin: Private/Public” sculpture exhibit, thru Feb. 11, 8am-10pm, 853 S 4th St., 585-7122.Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center — Artist in Residency Program opening, application deadline Feb. 15, 895-3650.Chapman Friedman Gallery — New Paintings by Tamar Kander and Patrick Adams, thru Feb. 17, 624 W. Main St., 584-7954.Mary Anderson Center — Loftus House exhibit “Saving Face” by Kim Sandage (mixed media) and Blackburn Gallery exhibit â€¨”Briarpatch Fairy Tales” by Elizabeth Spotswood Alexander (carved wood), both thru Feb. 24, Mount St. Francis in Floyds â€¨Knobs, (812) 923-6942.Kaviar Forge & Gallery — “Painting as Meditation” the work of Brian Millar, thru Feb 24, Thu & Fri 1pm-6pm, Sat 12pm-4pm, artist reception Feb. 23, 6-9pm, 1718 Frankfort Ave., 561-0377.Paul Paletti Gallery — presenting “Art of Photogravure,” 713 E. Market St., thru Feb. 28, 589-9254.••Pigment Gallery — presents hand-painted silks by Luci Mistratov & mixed media works by Roxanne Clark, thru Feb. 28, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 895-3650.Flame Run — “The Glass Canvas” highlights Swedish technique, solo exhibit featuring works by Susie Slabaugh, thru Feb. 28, 828 E. Market St., 584-5353.Butcher Block Gallery — hosts opening reception for “Long Days Short Life” by Patrick Gilbert, collection of new drawings & paintings sponsored by Blood is the New Black, thru Feb. 28, 931 E. Main St., 802-9993.Embroiderer’s Guild of America — presents “Verse-Atility,” an exhibition of verse in needlework, thru Feb. 28, 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri, 426 W. Jefferson St, 589-6956.••Diamante Grill — presents “Sacred Grounds,” photographs & paintings by Julia Youngblood, thru Feb. 28, 2280 Bardstown Rd., 456-1705.Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft — presents two folk art exhibitions “Slow Time” and “Lebanon Junction,” thru March 3, Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm, Sat. 11am-5pm, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102.Carnegie Center for Art and History — “Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie,” thru March 8, Tue-Sat 10am-5:30pm, 201 E. Spring St., New Albany, 812-944-7336.Webster University — hosting two NCECA shows in Visual Arts Center, “At Home & Away: Intimate Portraits” by Amy Sanders & Alyssa Wood & “Out of My Mind” by Mitch Lyons, thru March 17, 1031 Zorn Ave., 896-1835.Deven 7 Studios — presents “Winter Works” by Mike Sebastian, a collection of industrial geometrics and portraits, thru March 24, 825 S. Floyd St., 582-2333.Speed Art Museum — exhibiting photographs by landscape photographer Michael Kenna, now thru March 25, 2035 S. Third St., 634-2700.••Atomic Saucer — presents “Nightshades: Existing Light Photography of Germantown/Paristown” by C. Read, thru March 31, 1000 E. Oak St., 637-5399.Muhammad Ali Center — presents “Surviving Darfur,” a photo essay on loan from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, March 31, 9:30am-5pm, 144 N. Sixth St., 584-9254.Oldham Co. History Center — Oldham County Barns, an exhibit by Ann Carter, thru April 15, 106 N. Second Ave., LaGrange, Ky., 502-222-0826. Speed Art Museum — presents “Building Books: The Art of David Macaulay,” $4-$8, thru May 13, 2035 S. Third St., 634-2700.Brown Williamson Tower, Middleton Reulinger firm — photographer/attorney Donald 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.Application for Art Fair — Ursuline Campus accepting applications for 2007 Art Fair, deadline Feb. 16, available online at www.ursulineslou.org/artfairjuryingforms.asp or 896-3999.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 — opening for one serious artist in 3D or fiber, 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 — looking for emerging, serious artists to exhibit at Mount St. Francis in Floyds Knobs, two small galleries, (812) 923-8602 or maryandersoncenter.org.Full Moon Yoga — free space available for 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.Access to the Arts Inc. — an arts and disability advocacy organization, making arts accessible to people with disabilities, www.accesstothearts.org.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 and tours, tour hot-glass and cold-glass studios, 10am-4pm, free, 828 Market St, 584-5353. Glassworks — offers classes, 992-3016.Performing Arts••Bagged Edge Community Theatre — presents “The Boys in Autumn,” $10, Feb. 9-11 & 16-18, Fri. & Sat. at 8pm, Sun. at 3pm, 111 Main St. in Harrodsburg, (859) 734-2389.Squallis Puppeteers — present “Outside,” $5-$7, Feb. 9-10, 7pm, Feb. 10, 2pm, Shark Tank Theatre, 414 Baxter Ave., 540-4977.Louisville Repertory Co. — w/ Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church present “The Laramie Project,” Feb. 10-11, 2pm, MeX Theatre in KY Center, 584-7777.Museum Theatre — presents “Nothing New for Easter: Shopping for Civil Rights,” free w/ museum adm., Feb. 10, 17 & 24, 1:30 & 3:30pm, Thomas D. Clark Center for KY History, 100 W. Broadway in Frankfort, 564-1792 x4454.Monk — a one-man play about the creative genius of Thelonious Monk, Feb. 11, 7:30pm, $5, U of L Comstock Hall, http://louisville.edu/music/.••Derby Dinner Playhouse — presents “Divorce Southern Style,” thru Feb. 18, 525 Marriott Dr., Clarksville, 812-288-8281.Actors Theatre — presents “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure,” thru Feb. 24, $26-$51; 3rd & Main St., 584-1205.Auditions/Contests••Crescent Hill Baptist Church — hosting auditions for musical “Geezers!,” need roughly 25 male/female roles, Feb. 10, 9am-noon, 2800 Frankfort Ave., 896-4425.IUS Music Dept. — offers music scholarship to incoming & current IUS students, Feb. 10, 2-5pm, March 17, 9:30am-3:30pm, Ogle Center, 4201 Grant Line Rd., (812) 941-2655, www.ius.edu/music.••Rose Island Playhouse — auditions for comedy “A Bad Year For Tomatoes,” looking for four women & three men, Feb. 10, 10am-2pm, Charlestown Center, 999 Water St. in Charlestown, (812) 289-1329.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.Fred Wiche Awards — seeking nominations for those who continue Fred’s legacy of promoting beautification and environmental consciousness, deadline March 16, 574-5000 or www.brightsideinc.org.Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Missionary — auditions seeking actors interested in summer missionaries in Eastern Europe focused on drama and English as a second language, 939-1284.Mellwood Arts Center — looking for street performers/acoustical music acts to perform throughout complex, 895-3650.Heidi’s HOWsE Party — auditions held last Mon. of month, 415-3643 or www.howseparty.com.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.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.BookCarmichael’s Bookstore — Rick Bell discusses his book “The Great Flood of 1937,” Feb. 10, 4pm, 2720 Frankfort Ave., 896-6950.••Barnes & Noble — Ohio River Valley Chapter of Sisters in Crime presents mystery author Jim Huang, to speak about genre & sign book “100 Classics That Inspire Today’s Mystery Writers,” Feb. 10, 1:30pm, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-0255.Louisville Free Public Library — “The Big Read Louisville” community-wide book discussion of “Their Eyes Were Watching God,” thru Feb. 28, 574-1611 or www.lfpl.org.Women Who Write — welcomes women writers, meets first Thu. of month, Highland-Shelby Park Library, Mid-City Mall, 6:30-8:30pm, 451-7941 or www.womenwhowrite.com.Creative fiction writing group — Wed., 7-9pm, Old Louisville Coffee House, Fourth and Hill sts., 451-5737.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 ••Louisville Slugger Museum — presents free film festival for Black History Month w/ current exhibition Reel Heroes: The Black Athlete on Film, 3pm; “Brian’s Song,” Feb. 10-11; “The Jackie Robinson Story,” Feb. 17-18; “The Bing Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings,” Feb. 24-25; 800 W. Main St., 588-7228.Paul Robeson Film Festival — films to be shown on successive weekends: “Song of Freedom,” “Jericho,” “Dark Sands,” “Big Fella,” “The Emperor Jones,” $5 donation; Feb. 10, 17 & 24, 11am, Shelby Park Branch Library, Mid-City Mall, 1250 Bardstown Rd.; Feb. 11, 18 & 25, 4 & 7pm, Elaine Chao Auditorium in Ekstrom Library, UofL; 409-8706 or 852-7589.Center Presbyterian Church — presents “Sir! No Sir!” by David Zeiger, documents movement to end war in Vietnam, panel discussion by Iraq Veterans Against the War after film, free, Feb. 11, 2pm, Fourth & Kentucky, 634-0468.MusicUofL Music Dept. — presents concerts: Tina Millhorn, soprano, Feb. 7, 8pm; Chu-Fang Huang, piano, Feb. 9, 8pm, School of Music Rm. LL21; Prepatory Dept. Recital, Feb. 10, 1pm, Bird Hall; Gist Piano Competition Winners Recital, Feb. 10, 8pm; African American Music Heritage Institure: Monk – The Play, Feb. 11, 7:30pm; African American Music Heritage Institute: Student Workshop, Feb. 12, 10am; African American Music Heritage Institute: Masterclass, Feb. 12, 3pm; University Student Composers present concert of World Premieres: University Jazz Combos, Feb. 13, 8pm, Bird Hall; 852-4137.••Diamante Grill — hosting reception for Drum Group Istayapi, Feb. 10, 2-5pm, 2280 Bardstown Rd., 456-1705.Locust Grove — presents an afternoon of Mozart & Beethoven by period instrument string quartet Mirabel, $15, Feb. 11, 5:30pm, Historic Ballroom, 561 Blankenbaker Ln., 897-9845.KY Center — presents British Clarinetist Julian Bliss, joins Gheens Great Expectations Concert, $5 (students), $16.75 (adults), Feb. 11, 3pm, Bomhard Theater, 584-7777. ••Derby Dinner Playhouse — presents “The Diamonds,” live in concert, Feb. 12, 6pm, 525 Marriott Dr., (812) 288-8281.Louisville Orchestra — presents “Love Songs Through the Ages,” three free Valentine’s concerts; Feb. 12, 10-11am, Wilderness Road Senior Center, 8111 Blue Lick Rd.; Feb. 13, 6:30-7:30pm, Sun Valley Community Center, 6505 Bethany Ln.; Feb. 15, 6:30-7:30pm, Myers Middle School, 3741 Pulliam Dr.; 456-3253.Music fellowship — at Mary Anderson Center, includes a stipend, www.maryandersoncenter.org or (812) 923-8602.MERF — Musicians Emergency Resource Foundation needs volunteers, 244-4790.