Monthly Archives: April 2009

Chow Wagon @ Waterfront Park

Thursday, April 30 Waterfront Park Free (w/Pegasus Pin)  Miller Lite Stage: Salsa Rhythms Band (11:30 a.m.); Jessie Lee & Full Circle (4 p.m.); Wax Factory (8 p.m.) Main Stage: Blake Shelton (9 p.m.)

DJ Samantha Ronson @ Fourth Street Live

Thursday, April 30 Fourth Street Live Free; 9 p.m. Who says Louisville only scores B-listers for Derby? If you haven’t heard of Samantha Ronson, try cruising over to or to view the latest gossip surrounding this full-time DJ/part-time starlet heartbreaker. She’ll be hosting Fourth Street Live’s Oaks Eve Street Party on Thursday evening. […]

Unknown Hinson @ Jim Porter’s

Thursday, April 30 Jim Porter’s Good Time Emporium 2345 Lexington Road 452-9531 $15; 8 p.m. The King of the Country-Western Troubadours returns to Louisville for Derby Week, with a jagged smile on his face, calluses on his fingers and unbridled venom in his guitar. Did you know this fella worked as a carnival barker […]

Pegasus Parade on Broadway

Thursday, April 30 West on Broadway from Campbell to Ninth $9 bleachers, $11 chairs, $26 review stand seating; all others free 5 p.m. The Republic Bank Pegasus Parade (what’s not sponsored by something or other these days?) drew more than a quarter-million people last year, under dreary skies and a biting wind. Imagine what […]

Guinness World Record holder @ Infield

Wednesday, April 29 Churchill Downs Infield Free (w/admission); 1:30 p.m. Chris Raph, Guinness World Record holder for the most cocktails made in one hour, will attempt to make 135 cocktails in 15 minutes or less on the 430-foot bar courtesy of Crown Royal Canadian Whisky. Raph is a master mixologist and now a world-record holder. He […]

Derby Chow Wagon @ Waterfront Park

Wednesday, April 29 Waterfront Park Free (w/ Pegasus Pin) Miller Lite Stage: Juggernaut Jug Band (11:30 a.m.); Robbie Bartlett (4 p.m.); Old School (8 p.m.) Main Stage: Battle of the Bounce (11 a.m.); Parris Island Marine Dixieland Band (3:30 p.m.); Great Steamboat Race (6 p.m.); American Founders Bank WineFest (5 p.m.); Charlie Daniels Band & […]

“KY Jelly” @ Swanson Reed

Through May 9 Swanson Reed Contemporary 638 E. Market St. 589-5466 Is it “the personal is political” or “the political is personal”? Either way, the 15 artists in this group show have the answers. Expect an unexpected approach from artists like Thomas deLisle, Thaniel Ion Lee and Gwendolyn Kelly. Mary Yates is both scientific and […]

Great Steamboat Race @ The Waterfront

Wednesday, April 29 Ohio River Free to watch; 5-8 p.m. It’s not the most exciting two hours in sports. But then again, the Great Steamboat Race isn’t really about the action on the water. It’s all about what goes down on the riverbank during the match-up — fried chicken, cold beer and Frisbee, or […]

Velcro Pygmies @ Chow Wagon

Tuesday, April 28 Waterfront Park Free (w/ Pegasus Pin); 8 p.m. The show will open with Poison’s “Nothin’ But a Good Time” and end with KISS’s “Rock ’n’ Roll All Night” — so goes the prediction of a Pygmie fanatic. By song three, lead singer Cam — clad in ripped up, tight jeans — […]

Derby Chow Wagon @ Waterfront Park

Tuesday, April 28 Waterfront Park Free (w/ Pegasus Pin) Miller Lite Stage: The Degenerates (11:30 a.m.); Super 69 (4 p.m.); and The Velcro Pygmies (8 p.m.) Main Stage: Run for the Rose (11:30 a.m.); American Founders Bank Winefest (5 p.m.); Texas Hold ‘Em (6 p.m.); RhythmFest with Keith Sweat (9 p.m.)

Harry Pickens Trio @ Comstock Hall

Tuesday, April 28 Comstock Hall, U of L Free; 8 p.m. 

Price is Right Might is Right Night @ Skull Alley

Tuesday, April 28 Skull Alley  1017 E. Broadway $2; 7 p.m. From the people who bring you Pabst Blue Ribbon Bingo at Spinelli’s, there’s a new game in town. The Price is Right Might is Right Night/Medicine Man Show features artists Dave Archer and Steven Johnson Leyba. Attendees are players chosen at random to guess the price […]

Louisville Youth Choir Auditions @ Sacred Heart

April 28, May 5 & 12 Sacred Heart School for the Arts 3105 Lexington Road 896-5859 Spring auditions for the Louisville Youth Choir’s 43rd season will be held on April 28 and May 5 and 12 at Sacred Heart School for the Arts, Angela Hall, bldg. 17 on the Ursuline Campus. Each year, the Louisville […]

Haute Hats @ Objects of Desire

Through May 2 Objects of Desire 1503 Bardstown Road 458-4164 This is the 18th year in a row that Objects of Desire will host this show in what has become a tradition and celebration of the art of millinery in the context of the Kentucky Derby. Owner and curator Julia Comer of Objects of Desire Gallery is honored and […]

Poets Paula Bohince & Kazim Ali @ 21c

Monday, April 27 21c Museum Hotel 700 W. Main St. Free; 7:30 p.m. In celebration of National Poetry Month, Sarabande is hosting a reading by poets Paula Bohince and Kazim Ali.  Winner of the 2008 Aleda Shirley Prize in Poetry, Bohince will be coming from Pennsylvania to read from her debut collection, ”Incident at the Edge of Bayonet Woods.“ […]

Derby Chow Wagon @ Waterfront Park

Monday, April 27 Waterfront Park Free (w/ Pegasus Pin) OK, so it looks like there are two stages at this year’s Kentucky Derby Fest-a-Ville, or as locals call it, the Chow Wagon. Here’s tonight’s rundown: Miller Lite Music Stage: Foolish Pleasure (11:30 a.m.); Most Wanted (4 p.m.); and Chequee (8 p.m.) Main Stage: Happytail Hour […]

Weekender – April 25-26

•Jamnesty @ The Lebanese Club Saturday, April 25 The Lebanese Club 3020 River Road 893-7144 $10 (suggested donation); 6 p.m. All ages Last year, DuPont Manual’s Jamnesty event raised $7,000 for the fight to end genocide in Darfur. Not bad for some high school kids. This year’s event will benefit Amnesty International’s “Fight Terror With Justice” […]

Eoin Breadon @ Flame Run

Through May 30 Flame Run Gallery 828 E. Market St.  584-5353   Flame Run contemporary art glass studio features Eoin Breadon, a glass artist whose work is influenced by Irish folklore and craftsmanship. Breadon has trained in glass studios in Ireland, Australia and the United States. He sees his role reflecting that of Celtic storytellers who passed down unwritten culture […]

Karaoke @ Zeppelin Cafe

Friday, April 24 Zeppelin Cafe 1036 Burnett Ave. 365-3551    Free; 9 p.m. A member of the LEO editorial staff has been challenged to a duet of Reba. Bring it. The Bar Belle may perform her standard rendition of an LL Cool J classic as well.

‘Lyrical Therapy’ release party @ The Rud

Friday, April 24 The Rudyard Kipling 422 W. Oak St. 636-1311 $10; 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m. For a couple of years now, Truth B. Told (Christopher Owens) has been dotting Louisville’s spoken word scene at just about every poetry spot available. Going from the personal to political, he’s been a well-known tongue twister. He’s releasing a […]