Special Events••Kentuckiana Pride Fest — featuring live music, pagents, parade, food, games and more, June 16-17, free on Fri., $5 on Sat., Belvedere, 649-4851 or www.kentuckianapridefestival.com.Juneteenth Celebration — festival of events celebrating African American culture includes choir recitals, plays and food, June 17, 3:30-6pm, Oldham Co. History Center, 106 N. Second Ave., La Grange, 222-0826.••GospelFest — concerts by local gospel artists, headlined by popular gospel/R&B singer Kirk Franklin, June 17, 10:30am-5pm, Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom, included in regular park admission, 937 Phillips Ln., 814-4511.Downtown Louisville Ghost Walks — guided tours of downtown haunt spots, thru June 23, then July 14 thru end of summer, 90-minute tours, 7:30pm, $10 adults, $5 children, 367-1664.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 ArtsLouisville Slugger Museum — “Hitters Hands” exhibit by artist Raelee Frazier, life-cast bronze hand sculptures, thru June 15, 588-7228 or www.sluggermuseum.org.“Heroes All!” — exhibit of black-and-white portraits of WWII and Korean War Veterans by photographer Tom Graves, thru June 16, Mon.-Thu. 9am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 9am-12pm, Webster University Visual Arts Center, 1031 Zorn Ave., 896-1835.••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.Patio Gallery — Student Art Show exhibit at Jewish Community Center, thru June 24, 3600 Dutchmans Ln., 238-2753.Pyro Gallery — new work by fiber artist Kim Huber and b&w photographer David Modica, thru June 24, 221 S. Hancock St., www.pyrogallery.com.Zephyr Gallery — “Figures,” exhibits by Joel Pinkerton and Myra Silva, 610 E. Market St., thru June 24, 11am-6pm, 585-5646.Speed Art Museum — Louisville artist Gaela Erwin exhibits paintings of herself portrayed as Christian martyrs and saints, thru June 25; 2035 S. Third St., 634-2700.Dunbar-Bryant Art Studio — “Faded Snapshot Memories” w/ artists Jessica Friedman, Lynn Dunbar and Catherine Bryant, thru June 26, 2003 Frankfort Ave., 905-5966. Kentucky Center Gallery — new textile work by Louisville artist Vallorie Henderson, thru June 27, opening reception June 9, 5:30-7:30pm, 501 W. Main St., 562-0118.Jeffersontown Historical Museum — gallery exhibit of winning entries in J-Town Blues Festival Poster Content, thru June 27, Mon.-Fri. 10-5pm, Sat. 10-2pm, 10635 Watterson Trail, 261-8290.Howard Steamboat Museum — sponsoring amateur photo contest, subject of photos must be views or details of Howard Museum & Mansion, the Carriage House, Laundry House or mansion lawn, thru June 30, prizes awarded by age group, 1101 E. Market St., (812) 283-3728.UofL Photographic Archives Gallery — features work from Chris Maynard, photographer for New York Times from 1993-2002, 4:30-7pm, thru June 30, 10am-4pm weekdays, 10am-8pm Thu., Ekstrom Library, 852-6752.Kaviar Gallery and Forge — “Turn, Turn, Turn: Contemporary American Wood Carvings” and “The Familiar: Recent Encaustic Works by Dane Waters,” thru July 1, 1718 Frankfort Ave., 561-0377.Carnegie Center — “Elmer Lucille Allen: Shibori and Ceramics,” thru July 8, 201 E Spring St, New Albany, 944-7336.••New Center for Contemporary Art — featuring Seven Suns and Jen DeNike works, thru July 21, 742 E. Market St., 561-7621.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.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. Deven 7 Studios — Geoff Carr’s French Series on display through July 31, 825 Floyd St., 582-2333.Frazier Historical Museum — “André Jeunet: Images of WWI by a Pacifist Soldier,” thru Sept. 4, 829 W. Main St., www.fraziermuseum.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, 584-1135.21C Museum Hotel — “Hybridity” exhibit on display thru summer, 700 W. Main St., 589-4690.Oldham Co. History Center — “Oldham County’s English Immigrants: Freemasonry and the Eastern Star” exhibit runs thru Aug. 26, 222-0826.••Chase Gallery — “Emerging Artists” exhibit, by Louisville Visual Art Assoc., thru Sept. 1, 416 W. Main St., 896-2146.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.••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 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 Arts••KY Shakespeare Festival — opens 46th season with “As You Like It,” June 14-July 2, Tue-Sun, 8pm, free, C. Douglas Ramey Amp., Central Park, free, 637-4933.Walden Theatre — hosts one-woman show, “Eenie Meanie,” by Kentucky actress Teresa Willis, June 15-16, 8pm, $15, 1123 Payne St., 589-0084.Pandora Productions — “Southern Baptist Sissies” by Del Shores at UofL’s Thrust Theatre, June 15-17, 22-24, 8pm, June 18 & 25, 7pm, advance tickets $13, door $15, corner of Floyd and Warnock, (812) 288-7686.••Pleiades Theatre Company — “6 Women Turning 60 in 2006” features six short plays by baby boomers, June 16, 8pm, June 17, 1 and 5pm, adults $10, seniors $8, students $5, KY Center, 501 W. Main St., 584-7777.Music Theatre Louisville — “West Side Story,” June 16-18, 21-25, 8pm, adults $20, student/senior $15, kids $5, Iroquois Amphitheatre, 589-4060.Floyd Central Theatre — school’s production of “Dames at Sea” will encore at the Floyd Central High School, June 16, 7:30pm, adults $15, students $8, 6575 Old Vincennes Rd., 923-8811 ext. 333.Juneteenth Legacy Theatre — 7th Annual Jamboree of New Plays, hosted by Actors Theatre, thru June 17, 8pm, $10, 584-1205.WhoDunnit Murder Mystery — latest show “Murder by Midnight” includes case of mistaken identity, continues every Sat. evening thru June 24, Hyatt Regency Hotel, 320 W. Jefferson, 426-7100.Derby Dinner Playhouse — “Steel Magnolias,” thru July 9, various times, (812) 288-8281, www.derbydinner.com.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/ContestsMusicians 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.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.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••Barnes & Noble — columnist and retired Methodist minister Donald Charles Lacy to read from “Fast Food for the Soul: Nourishing Inspiration in Today’s Hectic World,” June 17, 2pm, 4100 Summit Plaza Dr., 327-0410.Borders Bookstore — presents author Barry Eisler to read/sign novel “The Last Assassin,” June 20, 7pm, Shelbyville Rd. location, 893-0133.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.Science Fiction/Fantasy Readers Group — meets 7pm, 4th Mon., Barnes and Noble, 801 S. Hursbourne, http://scifi.meetup.com/32/.Film••Crescent Hill Outdoor Cinema Series — showing of “Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit” at Peterson-Dumesnill House Lawn, June 17, 8:30pm, free, 301 S. Peterson Ave., www.crescenthill.us.International Filmmaking Competition — registration for 48-Hour Film Project now open for submission, competition to be held in Louisville, July 21-23, www.48hourfilm.com, 459-1262.Bluegrass Independent Film Fest. — accepting entries for regional filmmakers, scheduled in Oldham County, Sept. 8-10, (502) 241-1006, www.bluegrassfilmfest.com.Music••Baroque Dance Music — evening of music by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and others, June 15, 7pm, free, Second Presbyterian Church, 3701 Brownsboro Rd., 645-7427.Louisville Live! Artist Open Stage — performers of all skill levels and talents welcome, hosted by Teneia Sanders, food and refreshments, June 15, 8-10:30pm, free Kentucky Theatre, 651 S. Fourth St., 589-6419.Gospel Vocal Concert — renowned vocalist Ivan Parker to sing at Silver Creek HS Auditorium, June 16, 6:30pm, adv. $10, door $8, 557 Renz Avenue, Sellersburg, Ind., (812) 246-9241.••IU Southeast Music Dept — Summer Pops Concert Series with Orchestra and Concert Band, June 18, 3pm, adults $7, students/seniors $5, Stem Concert Hall, 4201 Grant Line Rd., New Albany, 361-3100.Appalachian Dulcimer Performance — dulcimer player and singer Maureen Sellers will play and share knowledge of instrument’s history, June 20, 7-8:15pm, free, New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany, 949-3523.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.