Arts & Entertainment Listings
Special Events••New Albany Public Library — “Celebrating Indiana’s Overlooked Cultural Heritage” looks at abandoned and forgotten places through photography, April 27, 7-8:15pm, Strassweg Auditorium, 180 W. Spring St., (812) 944-8464.Legal Aid Society of Louisville — third annual “Brush, Bottle & Barrel of the Bluegrass” preview party for Cherokee Triangle Art Fair features wine tasting, April 28, 5:30-8:30pm, tickets $75, Collegiate School, 2427 Glenmary Ave., 584-1254 x257.Unstable Barn Party — “The Derby Party for the Rest of US” during the Friday trolley hop features a celebrity look-a-like contest, hat contest and cash bar, April 28, 6-11pm, Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 895-3650.Downtown Louisville Ghost Walk — tour haunted and historic places such as the Brown and Seelbach hotels, Palace Theatre, more, 90-minute walking tours, April 28, 7:30pm, $10 adults, $5 children under 12, Kentucky Theater, 651 S. Fourth St., 245-0643.Metro United Way Book Harvest — now thru April 28, need new, donated books for children, various locations, including Carmichael’s Bookstore, www.metrounitedway.org.Drama Studio Talent Contest — for ages 6-12, winners receive cash and prize packages and may enter solo or group into vocal, dance, variety or other categories, competition April 29, 10am; KY State Fair talent contest for ages 13-21 qualifies top 3 contestants for State Fair semifinals held in August, April 30, 3pm, 128 E. Bell Ave., (812) 284-0280.••UofL Saturday Academy — special session of ongoing program features African World Seminar, renowned sculptor Ed Hamilton and panel discussion with local art educators, April 29, 11am-1pm, Shawnee Community Center, 637 S. 37th St., 852-2252.Insight Africa — free public info fair includes African culture, music and organizations involved with the continent, with art and textiles for sale, April 29, 10am-6pm, April 30 during Cherokee Art Fair, lot of National City Bank, Bardstown Rd., 609-7409.Riverbend Winery — “Inhale” features work from more than 25 local artists, exhibited to the tunes of Kim Sorise and friends, April 29, 7pm-midnite, $5, 102 S. 10th St., 540-5640.Louisville Science Center — “Earth Exhibit,” thru May 7, 727 W. Main St., 560-7159.Oldham County History Center — “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.Frazier Historical Museum — “Andre Jeunet: A French Soldier’s View of WWI” including 200 self-snapped photos of the war, thru June 10, 829 W. Main St., 836-5347.“Discover Louisville” Landmarks — tours scheduled second Sun., 1-4pm, Water Tower on River Road, $45, 574-2868.DerbyMini-Marathon Breakfast — Beechmont Neighborhood Association will sell breakfast items including donuts, milk, orange juice, coffee and biscuits and gravy, April 29, 6:30-10am, gazebo at corner of Southern Pkwy. and Woodlawn Ave., 523-8796.••Louisville Visual Art Association — annual boat race party includes view of Great Steamboat Race, food and refreshments, rides and performers including the Radio Disney crew, May 3, 3:30-7:30pm, $35 adults, $15 students age 7-21, $5 kids 6 and under, 3005 River Rd., 896-2146 x107.Luna Boutique — exhibits collections of Derby hats from celebrity designer Christine Moore Millinery and takes custom orders in time for the Derby, May 3-6, 2pm, Avalon, 1310 Bardstown Rd., 454-7620.Visual ArtsJeffersontown Historical Museum — Jeffersontown Family Quilts dating from 1870s-1960s, thru April 26, M-Fr 10-5pm, Sa. 10-2pm, 10635 Watterson Trail, 261-8290.Kaviar Gallery — “The Familiar: Recent Encaustic Works by Dane Waters” exhibit questions human understanding of self in time and place, April 26-July 1, 1718 Frankfort Ave., 561-0377.A Little Peace Cafe — “Celebration of Life” photography contest winners exhibit, thru April 27, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 238-7301.••Portland Museum — Michael W. Farmer’s “Inside Out” exhibit, thru April 28, 2308 Portland Ave., 776-7678.••Brown Hotel Art Gallery — showcasing regional art from Joseph Fitzpatrick including Derby hats, April 28-July 28, Mon.-Fri. 7am-9pm, Sat.-Sun. 10am-6pm, 335 W. Broadway, 583-1234.Creative Diversity Studio — Ticket to Work expert Jim Kimbrogh meets with artists to answer questions regarding selling art, acting as independent contractors and earning living through art, April 28, 4:30pm, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 767-4723.Through Dinah’s Eyes — new gallery opens with owner Dinah Smiley original artwork exhibit including photos, beaded mixed media and digital fine art, April 28, 6-9:30pm, April 29, 11am-4pm, 1701 Bardstown Rd., 494-7457.Buzzworx — Old Louisville artist David Walinski exhibits paintings of Louisville urban scenes, thru April 28, 7am-4pm Mon.-Fri., 718 W. Main St.Nitty Gritty — exhibits paintings by Angela Raines in conjunction with anniversary sale and celebration, April 29-May 31, reception April 29, 5-7pm, Mon.-Sat. 11am-6pm, Sun. 11am-5pm, 996 Barret Ave., 583-3377.Hite BFA Thesis Exhibit — 14 graduating seniors will open an exhibition of work demonstrating skills learned over four years of study at Hite Art Institute, April 30-May 21, opening reception April 30, 5-8pm, free, Mon.-Fri. 9am-4:30pm, Sat. 10am-2pm, Sun. 1-6pm, Belknap Campus Schneider Hall, 852-4483.Cinderblock Gallery — exhibits “Serendipitous Crossroads” photography, a collaborative project between UofL photo program and St. Joe’s Children’s Home, thru April 30, free, 931 E. Main St., 852-0836.UofL Ekstrom Library — photographic exhibit on homelessness, thru April 30, 2301 S. Third St., 852-7589Iroquois Library Community Gallery — “Coming Down the Backstretch: Klein Center Creations” features artwork from the backside at Churchill Downs including quilting and watercolor, May 1-31, 601 W. Woodlawn Ave., 574-1845.••Photographic Imaging Education Assoc. — International Student Show, thru May 3, 9am-10pm M-Th, Sa. 8am-12pm, Webster University 1031 Zorn, 2nd Level, 896-1835.KY Foundation for Women seeking KY for 2-week summer artist-in-residence at Hopscotch House, artist retreat and residency center, June 26-July 9, application deadline May 5, 228-4875 or www.kfw.org. IU Southeast Barr Gallery —BFA senior exhibit, “Two Guys, A Girl and a Printmaker,” thru May 11, M-Th 9-9pm, Fr 9-5pm, Ogle Center, 4201 Grant Line Rd., (812) 941-2000.Carnegie Center for Art and History — annual New Albany-Floyd County secondary schools Art Show and Competition features 360 pieces, thru May 20, Tue.-Sat., 10am-5:30pm, reception for artists May 11, 6:30-8pm, 201 E. Spring St., (812) 944-7336.PYRO Gallery — “IN SITU/IN TRANSIT” paintings by PYRO member artist Angie Reed Garner, thru May 13, 221 Hancock, 432-6418.Zephyr Gallery — “Absence,” title work shown by Reba Rye shares opening with Letitia Queensberry drawings, thru May 13, 610 E. Market St., 585-5646.Kentucky Center Gallery — new work by Robert Halliday, “Celebrating the Center,” thru May 15, 501 W. Main St., 562-0118.Kentucky Watercolor Society — AquaVenture, art show featuring watercolor paintings, thru May 21, Tues.-Sat. 11am-11pm, with opening reception and awards ceremony April 18, 5:30-8pm, River Bend Winery, 120 S. 10th St., 241-0717.••Chase Gallery, presented by Lou. Visual Art Assoc. — mixed media work by Joe McGee, “Pictorial Meditations on Verrocchio’s Equestrian Statue of Colleoni,” thru May 26, 416 W. Jefferson St., 896-2146.Tobin-Hewett Gallery — “Clear Impact: Kentucky’s Current Place in Studio Glass” features works of three influential glass artists, thru May 27, 10am-5pm Tue.-Sat., Glassworks, 815 W. Market St., www.tobinhewettgallery.com.Flame Run Gallery — Matt Urban exhibit, thru May 28, Tue.-Sat., 10am-4pm, 828 E. Market St., 584-5353.Paul Paletti Gallery — “AZO>Contact>Print” exhibit spotlighting large format photography, thru May 31, 713 E. Market St., 589-9254.Louisville Free Public Library — photos from the book “Louisville In World War II” by Dr. Bruce Tyler are exhibited in the Bernheim Gallery, thru June 4, free, 301 York St., 574-1845.Annual Limestone Sculpture Symposium — 10th annual meeting held in June near Bloomington, Ind., deadline April 28, (812) 334-3100.KY Foundation for Women offers weekend artist residencies at Hopscotch House, June 9-11, 228-4875.Headley-Whitney Museum — “A Cottage Industry: Sweaters Designed by Helen Bond Carruthers,” thru June 10, 4435 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, (859) 255-6653.Speed Art Museum — Louisville artist Gaela Erwin exhibits paintings of herself portrayed as Christian martyrs and saints, along with collections by contemporaries, thru June 25; “Documenting Dissent” features 26 photographs depicting variety of protests, thru June 11, 2035 S. Third St., 634-2700.KY Museum of Art and Craft — “Turning Twenty: Still Evolving” exhibit celebrates 20 years of the American Association of Woodturners; “Out of the Woodshed and into the Parlor” includes state’s finest woodworkers, both exhibits thru June 24, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102.UofL Photographic Archives Gallery — features work from Chris Maynard, photographer for New York Times from 1993-2002, 4:30-7pm, thru June 31, 10am-4pm weekdays, 10am-8pm Thu., Ekstrom Library, 852-6752.••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, 584-1135.21C Museum Hotel — “Hybridity” exhibit on display thru summer, 700 W. Main St., 589-4690.Filson Historical Society — “Mary Cobb: A Retrospect,” open thru summer, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-12pm, 1301 S. 3rd St., 635-5083.Carnegie Center — “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage: Men and Women of the Underground Railroad” permanent exhibit now open, 201 E. Spring St., (812) 944-7336.“Window Comics” — ongoing public art installation by Jeffrey Scott Holland, 1661 Story Ave., 582-1674.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 from 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, New Albany — art classes for pre-school to adult. 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 ArtsPandora Productions — “Bed, Boys & Beyond,” featuring music by Alfredo Alvarez, April 27-29, 8pm, April 26 & 30, 7pm, matinee April 30, 2pm, MeX Theatre, 501 W. Main St., 584-7777.Decent Exposure — two new shows by improv duo, April 27, Lisa’s Oak St. Lounge, 1004 E. Oak St. 8pm, $5, 636-5848.Louisville Ballet — “Giselle” tells the tale of a young village girl who falls for a deceptive nobleman, April 28, 8pm, April 29, 2 & 8pm, $20-$75, $10 students, Whitney Hall, KY Center, 501 W. Main St., 584-7777.••Whitfield Academy — “Pygmalion,” April 28-29, 7pm, Clifton Center, 2117 Payne St., 239-2509.Hayswood Theatre — “The Curious Savage,” April 28-29 8pm, April 30, 2pm, $12, 115 S. Capitol Ave. Corydon, Ind., 738-8075.••IU Southeast — “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” thru April 29, Robinson Theatre in Ogle Center, 4201 Grantline Rd., New Albany, $10, 941-2655.Stage Lab Theatre Training — ongoing training for theater artists, spring session includes 3 training workshops, thru May 14, session times 1-3:30pm, 3:30-6pm and 6-8:30pm, $110, Clifton Center, 2117 Payne St., 741-8392.Actors Theatre — “Crowns,” by Regina Taylor, feat. gospel-infused stories, thru May 14, $20-$50, 316 W. Main St., 584-1205.Derby Dinner Playhouse — “The Music Man,” classical musical about fast-talking traveling salesman, thru May 21, $30-$40, 525 Marriott Dr., (812) 288-8281.Theatre of Innocence — requests applications for staff positions including Costumes Mistress, Stage Manager, Props Master/Mistress, and light and sound operation, 644-8741.Project Improv, a long form improv troupe — performs every Fri., 9pm, KY Theater, 651 S. 4th St., www.projectimprov.com.Auditions/ContestsRiverStage — auditions for premiere of “Miami Princess: The Frances Slocum Story,” original play about Quaker girl abducted from family and raised by Miami tribe; bring one song, accompanist provided, April 29, 12-2pm, Simmonds Dance Studio, 2101 Woodland Ct., Jeffersonville Highway 62, 454-3793.••Bands wanted for Derby Fest. miniMarathon — April 29, 584-3378 ext. 822.Kentucky Opera — general director David Roth auditions for secondary roles and choristers, auditions May 8 & 11, 6-9pm, 101 S. Eighth St., 561-7942.Feature-Length Movie auditions — need 2 male lead roles (20-30 years old), 8 m/f supporting roles (19-35 years old), 3 male supporting roles (40-60 years old), May 13, noon-5pm, Comedy Caravan, 1250 Bardstown Rd., 807-5973.Ancient Order of Hibernians — sponsoring Louisville Irish Art contest for artists, must be turned in May 22-June 3 at All Things Celtic, 623 Baxter Ave., 568-8899.Miss Black Kentucky — accepting applications for Miss Black Kentucky Pageant, held Sept., winner represents KY, 592-8244.Prime Time Singers — preparing musical “Sentimental Journey,” looking for people 50 and over, Mondays, 3pm, Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 2800 Frankfort Ave., 896-4425.Music Theatre Louisville — openings for two paid tech internships in stage sound and carpentry, 432-9943.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.BooksRhys Bowen & Mary Anna Evans — sign latest works, April 26, 7pm, Barnes & Noble 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-0255.••Barnes & Noble Booksellers — Sharon Draper reads from and discusses her new novel “Copper Sun” about the African slave trade and slavery in America, April 29, 2pm, 4100 Summit Plaza Dr., 327-0410.Cathedral of the Assumption — book signing with author Mary Ellen Doyle, chronicles life of Mother Catherine Spalding, founded of Presentation Academy, April 30, after 9:30am and noon masses, 433 S. Fifth St., 582-2971.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.Film••Cultivate Beauty Film Fest — by Sojourn Community Church, a non-religious event featuring interpretations of beauty based on film analysis by directors; April 27, 7pm, Sunergos Coffee, 2122 Preston St.; April 28, Stu Pollard discussion, 7:30pm, Pyro Gallery, 221 Hancock St., April 29, Film Festival viewing, 2-9pm, Kentucky Theater, 651 S. Fourth St., 589-6419.Austin Film Festival — accepting entries for Screenplay and Teleplay competitions, cash prize, early deadline May 15, late deadline June 1; Teleplay deadline June 1, 800-310-3378, www.austinfilmfestival.com.MusicBethany United Methodist Church — an informal “jam session” begins with a finger food potluck, followed by music of all genres, all skill levels welcome, April 28, 6:30pm, 10400 Old Preston Hwy., 969-6829.••Louisville Bach Society — Solomon: A Wise Choice Preformed, April 30, 3pm, 637 E. Market, 585-BACH.Harpists Performance — Ursuline School for the Performing Arts, April 30, 3pm, 1306 Evergreen Rd., Anchorage, KY, 896-6033. Louisville Leopard Percussionists — two concerts, May 2, 7pm, free, UofL Comstock Hall, and May 7, 2pm, free, Lynn’s Paradise Café, 635-2LLP. Jamboree — bluegrass, country gospel, roots music and more, KY Harvest Kid-Friendly “Benefit,” April 30, 3pm, $18, Iroquois Amp., 968-6300.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.