Monthly Archives: March 2009

“An Empty Nest” by Vallorie Henderson @ Kaviar Forge

Through May 30 Kaviar Forge & Gallery 1718 Frankfort Ave. • 561-0377 Everything old is new again. When Peter Allen and the Barenaked Ladies sang that line, they couldn’t have imagined what it would be used to describe. In this case, it’s fiber artist Vallorie Henderson’s interpretation on the thousand-year-old Nuno felt technique. Nuno […]

Langhorne Slim @ Hard Rock

Thursday, March 26 Hard Rock Cafe Fourth Street Live 568-2202 $5; 8 p.m.  Folk singer Langhorne Slim stops by the Hard Rock Cafe tonight for an intimate set to promote his self-titled album released last year. He’s toured with the likes of Cake,The Avett Brothers, Jeffrey Lewis, The Violent Femmes, Lucero and Rocky Votolato; and his song “Electric Love Letter” […]

“Fabric, Flames, and Fervor: Girls of the Triangle” @ Salvation Army Building

March 26-April 4 Theatre at Salvation Army Building (Male Campus) 911 S. Brook St. 638-2559 $15 ($10 students); 7:30 p.m. (2 p.m. matinee on April 4) On March 25, 1911, more than 145 women and girls were killed in one of New York City’s largest industrial disasters when the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Building caught […]

Orchestra Classics @ KY Center

March 26-27 Whitney Hall • 584-7777 $25-$75; 10:30 a.m. (Thu.), 8 p.m. (Fri.) At the turn of the 19th into the 20th century, Jean Sibelius gave his native Finland its musical voice. In 1899, as Finland resisted Russian occupation, he penned its famous anthem “Finlandia.” In his old age, he shook his fist at […]

Wax on Wednesdays @ The Patron

Wednesday, March 25 The Patron 3400 Frankfort Ave. 896-1661  Delve into 12 — The Patron is offering 12-inch pizzas with 12-inch vinyl spinning from DJ Kim Sorise tonight. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the music starts around 8. The night includes $12 signature pizzas and $6 martinis.

Mindy Tolle & more @ Flanagan’s

Wednesday, March 25 Flanagan’s Ale House 934 Baxter Ave. 585-3700 Free; 7 p.m. Join singer-songwriters Mindy Tolle, Ashley Burchett and Nick Peay as they play in-the-round tonight at Flanagan’s, back in the Red Room. Tolle says much of her inspiration comes from one of her favorite bands, Tegan & Sara. Great, so I guess she […]

“Speak-Easy” @ Old Louisville Coffee House

Through May 31 Old Louisville Coffee House 1489 S. Fourth St. 635-6660 Inspired by hard economic times, Manual High School’s visual art students are putting their skills to work. This group show at Old Louisville Coffee House is well worth a drop in. Not surprisingly, considering Manual’s art program is highly regarded, these young artists […]

“Posters for Peace” @ Downtown Library

Through April 18 Bernheim Gallery Louisville Free Public Library, Main Branch 301 York St. Quakers are into peace, among other things (like friendship and “light”). In 1935, Nancy J. Babb, a Quaker, sparked a campaign for students in the U.S. to create posters advocating peace. Thousands were produced over a four-year period, and in […]

Filmmaker Anayansi Prado @ The Speed

Wednesday, March 25 Speed Art Museum 2035 S. Third St. 852-8160 Free; 6 p.m. Filmmaker Anayansi Prado emigrated from Panama to the United States as a teenager, but her journey didn’t end there. She joins us tonight as the University of Louisville Minx Auerbach lecturer in women’s and gender studies, discussing her work in her […]

Jeffrey Skinner & Sarah Gorham @ 6th & Oak

Tuesday, March 24 6th & Oak 1205 S. Sixth St.  $5; 7:30 p.m.  Sarabande Books founders Jeffrey Skinner and Sarah Gorham will read their award-winning poetry tonight in support of the Family Scholar House. Family Scholar House strives to improve the community by fostering an intellectual broadening and life-long learning in the single-parent students it serves. Refreshments will be provided by […]

Gill Holland @ U of L Rauch Planetarium

Tuesday, March 24 U of L Rauch Planetarium 553-0189  Free; 7:30 p.m. Gill Holland, the Louisville resident who co-produced the award-winning documentary “FLOW: For the Love of Water,” will lead a discussion about the film tonight at U of L’s Rauch Planetarium. The discussion will follow the 7:30 p.m. screening. “Flow,” which premiered at the Sundance Film […]

The Antlers @ The Vernon Club

Tuesday, March 24 The Vernon Club 1575 Story Ave. 584-8460 $10; 7:30 p.m. On their road to Austin, Texas’s legendary festival, South by Southwest, the Antlers will be stopping in Louisville to perform their new album Hospice in its entirety. Hospice is the follow-up to 2007’s upbeat In the Attic of the Universe, the band’s […]

Attend the Action @ Memorial Auditorium

Monday, March 23 Memorial Auditorium 970 S. Fourth St. Free; 6:30 p.m.  An invitation to take action for justice in your community (from a press release): Over the next two months, 20 DART organizations in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Virgina and Florida will be mobilizing more than 25,000 people to attend local community actions on […]

Open Mic @ Stevie Ray’s

Monday, March 23 Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar 230 E. Main St. 582-9945 Free; 9 p.m. Open-mic night hosted by singer-songwriter Teneia Sanders. Signups are on a first come, first serve basis. Beginners welcome.

Artist Jim Ferringer @ Galerie Hertz

Through April 11 Galerie Hertz 1253 S. Preston St.  Galerie  Hertz presents “New American Male: Studies by Jim Ferringer.” Ferringer has tackled several media including jewelry design, sculpture and drawing. After taking an 11-year hiatus from studio work, he has reemerged with an exhibit of digital photography images.

Gringo Star @ Cahoots

Monday, March 23 Cahoots 1047 Bardstown Road 454-6687 $TBA; 9 p.m. If you pick up ’50s vibes from Gringo Star’s debut All Y’all, credit Nick and Pete Furgiuele’s grandfather, who DJ-ed under the name Dr. Jive on WGBA-AM in Columbus, Ga., back then. He promoted shows for Aretha Franklin, James Brown and managed the […]

“Herb and Dorothy” @ Speed Art Museum

Sunday, March 22 Speed Art Museum 2035 S. Third St. 634-2700 $5; 2:30 p.m. In the 1960s, Herb and Dorothy Vogel decided to buy contemporary art. They lived on Dorothy’s librarian salary and used Herb’s postal clerk paycheck to purchase work by such notables as Chuck Close, Richard Tuttle and Sol LeWitt. The collection, […]

Brightside compost sale

March 21 & 28 Outer Loop Recycling and Disposal Facility 2673 Outer Loop 574-5000 $2.50 per bag / $30 per scoop (truckload) Looking to get your hands on some good Kentucky Mud? Tis the season, folks, and Brightside — along with Waste Management — is holding its spring compost sale fundraiser the next two […]

Dog Whisperer Sam Malatesta @ Bass Pro Shops

March 21-22 Bass Pro Shops 951 E. Lewis and Clark Pkwy., Clarksville (to register) $80-$200; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. I have two dogs: One snoozes on furniture, growls for attention and drools at the faintest whiff of human food; the other is an escape artist with a penchant for nipping. Both the mutts and I […]

Leukemia/Lymphoma Society Benefit @ Headliners

Saturday, March 21 Headliners 1386 Lexington Road 584-8088 $8; 8 p.m. Saturday’s benefit show for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society is personal for Demi Demaree. The MC/singer of Villebillies survived stage 4 lymphoma back in 2001. Bad Blood, which features Dave Bird (VRKTM) on bass and Chris Reinstatler (Metroschifter) on drums, among many other local all-stars, […]