Monthly Archives: April 2009

Awesome New Republic @ The Pour Haus

Friday, April 24 The Pour Haus 1481 S. Shelby St. 637-9611 $TBD; 9 p.m. The nickname for Miami is The Bottom, but their scene is on the upswing. “Over the past decade, bands started to play art galleries more because that’s where everybody congregates,” says MJ, lead singer of Awesome New Republic, one of […]

Murder Junkies @ Lisa’s

Friday, April 24 Lisa’s Oak Street Lounge 1004 E. Oak St. 637-9315 $11; 8:15 p.m. “When we have an all-ages show, the audience can be 12-year-olds who’re afraid to come to the merch table. They stand in the corner … it’s like they think we’re gonna shit on them, y’know?” Without dispelling anyone’s treasured mythology, […]

“Contemporary Aspects of African Philosophy” @ Blue Mountain Coffee House

Thursday, April 23 Blue Mountain Coffee House 400 E. Main St. Free; 5-7 p.m.  Featuring speaker Dismas A. Masolo, Ph.D., this lecture is part of the Coffee & Tea Series formed by the U of L Dean’s Office for Diversity and Community Outreach.

“Medea” @ Atherton High School

April 23-25 Atherton High School 3000 Dundee Road 485-8202 $7; 7 p.m. Atherton High School River City Players present Euripides’ play ”Medea,” translated by Alistair Elliot. The River City Players are a select group of students who do advanced work in theater and this year have participated in the Kentucky Theatre Association’s annual High School Theatre […]

Symphonie Fantastique @ KY Center

April 23 & 25 Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center 501 W. Main St. 584-7777 $25-$75; 10:30 a.m. (Thu.), 8 p.m. (Sat.) The Louisville Orchestra brings to life a staple of the orchestral repertoire and one of the most influential pieces of music ever written, Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique, op. 14. Also being performed are Aleksander Raskatov’s Five Minutes […]

“The 10 Most Inspirational Women” Exhibit @ Ali Center

Thursday, April 23 The Muhammad Ali Center Free; 5 p.m. Pat Gallagher’s opening reception is on Thursday, April 23, at the LeRoy Neiman Gallery inside the Ali Center. The Center is hosting a screening of the award-winning documentary “A Powerful Noise,” which follows three women from different countries as they overcome challenges to bring […]

“The Nerd” @ IUS

April 23-26 Ogle Cultural and Community Center at IUS 361-3100 $12; 8 p.m. (Thu.-Sat.), 2:30 p.m. (Sun.) Gilbert Lowe once declared that “no one’s really gonna be free until nerd persecution ends,” but what happens when the nerd becomes the scourge? Hard times help comedy thrive, and IU Southeast students laugh in the face […]

Tim Wilson @ Improv Louisville

April 22-26 Improv Louisville Fourth Street Live Capitol recording artist and Bob and Tom’s favorite Tim Wilson has quite a background. Born in Georgia, he was funny in elementary school as a “natural” comedian. In high school, he emceed a talent show, took up the guitar as a teenager and decided to pursue a […]

Camille Cothron on Style Network’s “Dress My Nest”

Wednesday, April 22 Style Network 11 p.m. Louisville’s own Camille Cothron will appear weekly on the Style Network’s highest rated show, “Dress My Nest,” starting tonight. “Dress My Nest” is a vibrant, spunky interior design show hosted by interior designer Thom Filicia, formerly of ”Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.” The show is entering into its fourth season, and Camille […]

Waterfront Wednesday @ Waterfront Park

Wednesday, April 22 Harbor Lawn @ Waterfront Park Free; 5:30 p.m. Tonight’s WFPK Waterfront Wednesday, the first of the year, features Todd Snider, Extra Golden and Tony Furtado. As always, admission is free and there will be food, drinks and adult beverages for sale.

Bus shelter art and poetry @ TARC stops

Through April 30 You might as well read while you’re waiting for the bus. Organized by fine arts professor Mary Carothers, U of L art students collaborated with 13 poets, and the results are at a TARC bus shelter near you: Muhammad Ali & Preston: Jessica Bellamy and Amelia Pegram; Broadway & First: Roea […]

“Eye on Birds” @ Falls of the Ohio

Through Aug. 2 Falls of the Ohio State Park 201 W. Riverside Dr. Clarksville, Ind. (812) 280-9970   The exhibit focuses on bird watching and the nature of wild birds. Garrick Fields, a local bird photographer, has provided an extraordinary, close-up view of a great variety of birds at the Falls, in the water and in […]

“Shining Star” exhibit @ Heyburn Building

Tuesday, April 21 Heyburn Building 332 W. Broadway Free; Noon The portraits in this exhibit are by local photographers who donated their time, talent and photographic artistry of Wednesday’s children waiting to be adopted. Hosted by the Arts Council of Louisville Inc. in cooperation with the Kentucky Foster Care and Special Needs Program.

Films on Poets: Poets on Film @ 21c

Tuesday, April 21 21c Museum Hotel 700 W. Main St. Free; 7 & 9 p.m. In recognition of National Poetry Month, Louisville Film Society will showcase short films traversing a drove of poets, a concourse of poems and a swarm of 16mm film prints. Featuring Kenneth Koch, John Ashbery, George Barker, James Broughton, Bruce […]

Pabst Bingo @ Spinelli’s

Monday, April 20 Spinelli’s Pizza 610 Baxter Ave. Free; 8 p.m. Celebrate 4/20 at Spinelli’s tonight at their monthly Pabst Bingo night. Features $1 beer and prizes.

“Faith Without Fanaticism” lecture @ U of L

Monday, April 20 Ekstrom Library’s Chao Auditorium U of L 458-8741 Free; 2:30 p.m.  Rabbi Brad Hirschfield will speak today in Ekstrom Library’s Chao Auditorium on “You Don’t Have to Be Wrong for Me to Be Right: Finding Faith Without Fanaticism,” which also is the title of his 2008 book.  The free talk is sponsored […]

“Images of the Bluegrass” @ Filson

Monday, April 20 Filson Historical Society 1310 S. Third St. 635-5083 Free; noon Renowned photographer James Archambeault will visit The Filson to present his latest book, “Kentucky Horse Country: Images of the Bluegrass.” Archambeault has more than 20 years of experience as a photographer, much of which has been concentrated on Kentucky nature scenes and the […]

A Holocaust Commemoration @ Bellarmine

Monday, April 20 Frazier Hall at Bellarmine University 238-2708 Free; 7 p.m. The Jewish Community Center along with the Jewish Community Federation present ”Remember for Life, Yom HaShoah 2009, A Holocaust Commemoration” tonight at 7 p.m. This year’s community-wide event seeks to give younger generations the opportunity to witness stories of Holocaust survivors and give them […]

American Boychoir @ St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church

Monday, April 20 St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church US Hwy 42 at Wolf Pen Branch Road $10; 7 p.m. Enjoy a rare opportunity to hear the nation’s leading professional concert the American Boychoir.  The Boychoir’s spring tour repertoire includes classical music, jazz arrangements and music from around the world including Brazilian Rainforest dance music. The […]

Weekender – April 18-19

•Chris & Thomas @ Sunergos Saturday, April 18 Sunergos Coffee 2122 S. Preston St. • 634-1243 Free; 7 p.m. Chris and Thomas are a duo with an interesting history that plays out in their performances — a folk-pop sound that has its roots in Everly Bros. and Simon & Garfunkel. But they frequently show smooth and […]