Monthly Archives: March 2009

Big Rock Show @ R Place Pub

Tuesday, March 31 R Place Pub 9603 Whipps Mill Road 425-8516 Free; 10 p.m. Let’s get, let’s get, let’s get rocked! Hear the best of 80s metal.

“Passion” @ Glassworks

Tuesday, March 31 Glassworks 815 W. Market St. $10 ($7 members); 7 p.m. The Louisville Film Society presents a screening of “Passion” tonight at Glassworks. “Passion” documents the mystery of the iconoclastic but little known Polish violinist and composer Zbigniew Seifert.

One Night of Queen @ Brown Theatre

Tuesday, March 31 Brown Theatre 315 W. Broadway 584-7777 $28-$35; 7:30 p.m. With the endless butchering of “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Wayne, Garth and various “American Idol” contestants, it’s easy to forget Queen was, in fact, a magnificent rock band. Gary Mullen and his band, The Works, never overlooked that. Their covers of classic Queen earned […]

“We Are Home” @ JCTC

March 30-April 17 Krantz Gallery at Jefferson Community & Technical College First & Chestnut 213-2290  The new exhibit “We Are Home” at JCTC is part of the school’s Spring Festival honoring Native American cultures. The show — which includes paintings, ceramics, wood sculpture, stained glass, bead work, drawings, new media and mixed media – includes artists Black Bear […]

Sarabande Reading Series @ Heine Brothers*

Monday, March 30 Heine Brothers Coffee 1449 Bardstown Road (Douglass Loop) Free; 7:30 p.m. Tonight’s monthly Sarabande Reading Series features poets Philip White and Lisa Williams, both professors at Centre College, and music provided by Old Man. As always, the event is free. *This event moved from the Pink Door to the Heine Brothers across the […]

Joint Concert @ IUS

Monday, March 30 Paul W. Ogle Cultural and Community Center IUS 4201 Grant Line Road, New Albany www.ius.edu/music Free; 7:30 p.m.  The Music Department at Indiana University Southeast presents the Indiana State University Concert Choir and Sycamore Singers in a joint concert with the IU Southeast Concert Choir tonight. The concert will include Mozart’s “Te Deum,” Will James’ “Almighty […]

Poetry Slam Contest @ Old Louisville Coffeehouse

Sunday, March 29 Old Louisville Coffeehouse 1489 S. Fourth St. 635-6660 Free to view, $5 entry; 7-9 p.m.

Organist Ken Cowan @ Cathedral of the Assumption

Sunday, March 29 Cathedral of the Assumption  433 S. Fifth St. 582-2971  Free; 7:30 p.m. Critically acclaimed organist Ken Cowan will be in concert Sunday at the Cathedral of the Assumption. Cowan has been praised for his dazzling artistry, impeccable technique and imaginative programming. He maintains a rigorous performing schedule as well as being a full-time music professor at […]

Queer On Their Feet @ Metropolitan Community Church

Sunday, March 29 Metropolitan Community Church 1432 Highland Ave. www.brownpapertickets.com $15 ($10 adv.); 6 p.m. “It’s mutually beneficial,” says comedian Jennie McNulty of her comedy troupe Queer On Their Feet to hold its shows in open, progressive churches throughout the country. “It’s a fun and interesting crowd every time. You don’t have the drunken people […]

Whispertown 2000 @ Nachbar

Saturday, March 28 Nachbar 969 Charles St. 637-4377 Free; 9 p.m. The SoCal foursome Whispertown 2000 has a style that sidles up and laughs in the face of the musical credo on Nachbar’s MySpace page: “No Ball-less Pop-Country.” Singer-guitarist Morgan Nagler, who’s been mentored by Jenny Lewis and Gillian Welch, makes sure her band regularly […]

Cowboy Junkies & Principal Pops @ KY Center

Saturday, March 28 Whitney Hall, KY Center 501 W. Main St. 584-7777 LouisvilleOrchestra.org $25-$55; 8 p.m. Pop and classical are inextricably linked. How could you have a guitar without a harpsichord? Or a keyboard without a grand 88 keys? The BB&T series foments this mash-up with a double-header on Saturday. Cowboy Junkies spent last year […]

Derby City Roller Girls @ KY Fair & Expo

Saturday, March 28 Kentucky Fair and Expo Center — West Hall derbycityrollergirls.com $11 (adv.), $16 (door); 5:30 p.m. (bout at 7) Remember how much fun it was to watch the cool kids jam skate at the roller rink back in the day? Swap out the awkward adolescents in tight-rolled jeans with hot chicks in retro […]

Gaza benefits @ Cards Cafe & The Rud

March 27-28 *Cards Café 1451 S. First St. 614-5759 Free; 6-9 p.m. *Rudyard Kipling 422 W. Oak St. 636-1311 www.therudyardkipling.com Free; 6-9 p.m. Two events this weekend serve to remind of the recent carnage laid upon Palestine by an over-armed Israeli army. The first and smaller of the two, Friday night at Cards Café, will […]

“Dido and Aeneas” opera @ Henry Clay

March 27-29 Henry Clay Building 604 S. Third St. $20; 8 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.) England’s oldest opera is being performed in Louisville. The School of Music and Opera Theater at U of L will perform Henry Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas.” The historic opera is thought to have been a celebration to mark the […]

Beth Cavener Stichter @ U of L & 21c

March 27-28 *HPES/Studio Arts Building 2314 S. Floyd St. 852-6796 www.art.louisville.edu *21c Museum Hotel 700 W. Main St. 217-6300 www.21cmuseum.org To say that Beth Cavener Stichter creates animals out of clay is like saying Frankenstein was a do-it-yourself project. True, but … “There are primitive, animal instincts lurking in our own depths, waiting for the […]

Whiskey Bent Valley Boys @ Hideaway Saloon

Friday, March 27 Hideaway Saloon 1607 Bardstown Road $5; 9:30 p.m. This gig is a road trip worth taking. Woody Pines is from the mountains of North Carolina, Pokey Lafarge paddled over to Louisville from St. Louis, and the Whiskey Bent quartet hails from Pee Wee Valley. Ragtime vagabond Woody Pines is a force of […]

Aaron Weiss @ 930 Listening Room

Friday, March 27 The 930 Listening Room 930 Mary St. 635-2554 Free; 8 p.m. All ages When Aaron Weiss steps away from his hard rockin’ and hard preachin’ day job (as lead singer of the gospel outfit MewithoutYou), the resulting performances can be truly moving, fascinating and often unpredictable. Armed simply with an acoustic guitar, […]

Louisville Brewfest @ Clifton Center

Friday, March 27 The Clifton Center 2117 Payne St. 896-8480 Free; 4-10 p.m. Get thee here, get thee beer. The first-ever Louisville Brewfest on Friday will feature beer tastings from all five local breweries — Bluegrass Brewing Main Street, Cumberland Brews, New Albanian Brewing Company, Bluegrass Brewing Company and Browning’s Brewery, as well as favorite […]

“Earthlings” @ Amazing Grace

Thursday, March 26 Amazing Grace Whole Foods 1133 Bardstown Road 485-1122 Free; 6:30 p.m. Chef Timothy Tucker presents a free screening of “Earthlings,” one of the most comprehensive documentaries produced on the correlation between nature, animals and human economic interests. There will be an initial presentation given by Tucker regarding his recent attendance at the Green Lifestyle […]

Sexual assault doc @ St. Matthews Episcopal Church

Thursday, March 26 St. Matthews Episcopal Church 330 N. Hubbards Lane 581-7239  Free; 7 p.m. In light of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Center for Women and Families, St. Matthews Episcopal Church and Interfaith Paths to Peace invite you to attend a free film screening of “A Rape in a Small Town: The Florence Holway Story,” a powerful documentary that […]