Monthly Archives: May 2009

Weekender: June 6-7

•Sculpture in the Dell Saturday, May 30 Yew Dell Gardens 6220 Old LaGrange Road 241-4788 Local art will find a home this summer as the second annual Sculpture in the Dell art showcase kicks off. The works of more than 20 regional sculptors and glass artists will be on display and available for purchase all […]

Rockin’ the Village @ Westport Village

May 29-Sept. 4 Westport Village/Macca’s Florida Seafood Bar and Grill 1315 Herr Lane 618-2770 Free; 6-10 p.m. There’s music in the air — live and local music, the best kind. Westport Village/Macca’s Florida Seafood Bar and Grill is putting on a summer concert series entitled “Rockin’ the Village.” There will be a concert every Friday […]

Sizzle in Silver @ Gallery Janjobe

May 29-June 20 Gallery Janjobe Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center 1860 Mellwood Ave. 899-9293 “As the weather warms up, we wanted to showcase the work of many of the hottest silver artists in the Louisville area,” says Gallery Janjobe co-owner Jana John. “So Sharon Major, one of our co-owners and our resident silversmith, rounded […]

‘Voice of the Fugitive’ @ Actors Theatre

May 29-31 Actors Theatre 316 W. Main St. 584-1205 $8; 7:30 p.m. (2 p.m. Sun.) Escaped Kentucky-born slave and abolitionist Henry Bibb became the first black newspaper editor in Canada when he founded Voice of the Fugitive in 1851. His autobiographical writings provided the foundation of playwright and historian Carrider Jones’s play of the same […]

‘Louisville Before the Civil War’ @ Ekstrom Library

May 29-30 ‘Louisville Before the Civil War’ U of L Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library 852-2361 $65 ($35 students) A major reason Louisville exists is because boats couldn’t navigate the Falls of the Ohio River. That problem eventually made the area a boomtown by the 19th century. This two-day conference focuses on life in Louisville before […]

Los Straitjackets @ Headliners

Friday, May 29 Headliners 1386 Lexington Road 584-8088 $15 (adv.)/$18 (door); 8 p.m. Outfitted in outrageously bright luchador masks, ornate Aztec medallions and jet-black clothing, the tongue-in-cheek image of Los Straitjackets screams kitsch. Don’t confuse gaudy fashion sense with lack of skill: These faux-Mexican instrumental rumblers inject fresh life into old songs with enviable […]

Project Improv’s ‘Blind Date’ @ Lisa’s Oak St. Lounge

Friday, May 29 Lisa’s Oak St. Lounge 1004 E. Oak St. $5 (singles), $8 (couple); 8 p.m. I went on a blind date once and it was tragic. It involved oyster-and-hot-sauce shots at Flabby’s and the drinking of canned beer. It doesn’t take much to woo me, but canned beer? Really? And I had […]

Jason Wilber @ 930 Listening Room

Friday, May 29 The 930 Listening Room 930 Mary St. 635-2554 $10; 7 p.m. While Jason Wilber may have cut his teeth as an axe-man for John Prine, the Bloomington singer has blazed his own trail of indie rock energy. The countrified influence of Prine can be found throughout Wilber’s new album King for […]

Desserts! Desserts! @ Cathedral of the Assumption

Friday, May 29 Cathedral of the Assumption 433 S. Fifth St. Free; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. This is not your average bake sale (although I do love a gooey Rice Krispies treat from time to time): More than 70 of Kentuckiana’s premier pastry chefs and caterers will peddle their decadent creations during a lunchtime bake sale […]

Sarah Elizabeth @ Derby City Espresso

Thursday, May 28 Derby City Espresso 331 E. Market St. 8-10 p.m. Musician Sarah Elizabeth returns to Louisville tonight for a performance at Derby City Espresso. She will be joined by William Ragland.

‘Dining for a Cause’ @ Prospect Bristol

Thursday, May 28 Prospect Bristol 6051 Timber Ridge Drive 292-2585 5:30-9 p.m. The Bristol Bar and Grille in Prospect is presenting a four-course dinner celebration Thursday to raise money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. “Dining for a Cause” is an event for women — and the men who love them — to come […]

Artist Greg Edwards @ Day’s Coffee

Through May 31 Day’s Coffee 1420 Bardstown Road 456-1170 Titillating at best, offensive at worst, Greg Edwards’s multimedia paintings are meant to provoke. Saving the X-rated works for less public spaces, the current show at Day’s Coffee is still edgy. Using dark lines and bold colors, even the PG pieces featuring comedian Sarah Silverman draw […]

Jan Street Dance Theatre @ Walden Theatre

May 28-31 Walden Theatre 1123 Payne St. 589-0084 $6-$12; 8 p.m. (May 28-31), 3 p.m. (May 30-31) For its anniversary season, Jan Street Dance Theatre is presenting five new works in two programs over six performances at Walden Theatre. The focal point of the program will be “Bibliography of Love,” a series of vignettes framed […]

Rich Guzzi @ Improv Louisville

May 27-31 Improv Louisville Fourth Street Live $12.50-$15; various times  Hypnotist Rich Guzzi’s shows include comedy, drama, characters, role-playing, self-awareness and X-rated content. Woo-hoo! Sunday’s show is titled “XXXtreme Hypnosis Show.” Bring it.

Songwriters Night @ Stevie Ray’s

Wednesday, May 27 Stevie Ray’s Blues Bar 230 E. Main St. 582-9945 9 p.m. Featuring Butch Rice, Joanie Mussellman, Brian Knopf and Michael Felker.

Waterfront Wednesday @ Waterfront Park

Wednesday, May 27 Waterfront Park Free; 6 p.m. This month’s WFPK Waterfront Wednesday lineup includes the bands Broken Spurs, The Features and The Meat Puppets.

The Ataris @ Skull Alley

Wednesday, May 27 Skull Alley 1017 E. Broadway $10; 7:30 p.m. It’s going to be a raucous good time when Kris Roe brings punk-rock outfit The Ataris to Skull Alley tonight. The band got their big break when Roe, an Indiana native, slipped a demo to a member of The Vandals after a show in […]

Revitalize Shippingport @ 21c

May 27-June 8 21c Museum 700 W. Main St. 217-6300 Students at the University of Kentucky’s College of Design spent the last academic year studying Shippingport, the mostly forgotten swath of scarcely inhabited land in west Louisville that used to be a bustling port district — before Interstate 64 cut it off from its […]

Prop 8 Rally/Protest @ Sixth & Jefferson

Tuesday, May 26 Hall of Justice 6th & Jefferson 6 p.m. The California Supreme Court will release its ruling on the controversial law defining marriage as between a man and a woman, Proposition 8, this afternoon at approximately 1 p.m. Eastern. The Louisville Fairness Campaign will join organizers from across the nation hosting a “Day […]

Sustainable City Series @ Glassworks

Tuesday, May 26 Glassworks 815 W. Market St. Free; 6 p.m. The ninth forum of the Sustainable City Series, held by the Urban Design Studio, focuses on transportation modes that promote more sustainable communities. It includes guest speakers and an open debate. For more information on the Sustainable City Series, to RSVP for the event […]