Monthly Archives: May 2009

Spring Festival @ Phoenix Hill Farmers Market

Tuesday, May 26 Phoenix Hill Farmers Market 829 E. Market St. Free; 3-6:30 p.m. The Spring Fest includes refreshments, door prizes, children’s activities and music by local musician Dick Branson. Come pick up some locally grown produce, fruit, eggs, meat, plants, flowers, bread, sweets and much more. Remember: Strawberries are in season.

Theater Auditions @ Third Lutheran Church

Tuesday, May 26 Third Lutheran Church 1864 Frankfort Ave. 445-3203 Free; 7 p.m. The As Yet Unnamed Theatre Company will hold auditions for their production “Vanities” by Jack Heifner. Cold readings from the script for (3) female cast members ages 18-30.  Head shots, resumes and short comic monologues are helpful, but not required. The show will be directed […]

Erik Reece @ Carmichael’s

Tuesday, May 26 Carmichael’s Bookstore 2720 Frankfort Ave. 896-6950 Free; 7 p.m. University of Kentucky professor and author Erik Reece put mountaintop removal on the national map with “Lost Mountain,” where he followed a single Appalachian mountain through this most devastating process of mechanized coal mining. He follows that spiritual, educational and environmental journey with […]

Happy Memorial Day!

Monday, May 25 Happy Memorial Day. Hopefully you’re at a picnic, cookout or on a large body of water preferably in a floating craft of some sort. Be careful, wear sunscreen and remember that you have to go to work tomorrow. Our daily list of events will return tomorrow. Enjoy the day, and don’t do […]

Another Colour @ Clifton’s Pizza

Friday, May 22 Clifton’s Pizza 2230 Frankfort Ave. 893-3730 Free; 8 p.m. Come hear Grace and Paul play some of your favorite classic rock tunes. And maybe they’ll let you play the shaker.

‘Faces of Faith: the Search for the Divine’ @ Carnegie Center

May 22-July 11 Carnegie Center for Art and History 201 E. Spring St., New Albany (812) 944-7336 It’s easy to learn about different religions through the visual arts. For example, stained-glass windows in churches were the illiterate man’s Bible for centuries. Textile artist Penny Sisto is using her medium of art quilts to explore […]

Mansions @ Rudyard Kipling

Friday, May 22 The Rudyard Kipling 422 W. Oak St. 636-1311 $5; 9 p.m. When Chicago label Sophomore Lounge sets its dogs loose at the Rud, it’s indie anarchy. In one corner is the goofy juvenilia of Animal City and Giving Up; in the other, countrified Tennessee rockers Only Sons, pulling more from the […]

Dallas Alice @ Vernon Club

Friday, May 22 The Vernon Club 1575 Story Ave. 584-8460 $6; 8:30 p.m. Swagger and stomp will take center stage Friday when Dallas Alice unveils their newest, self-titled album at the city’s bowling-alley-cum-venue. “This record is different than our first record Social in that it is more collaborative and more mature,” principle songwriter Sean […]

Bardstown Bound on Bardstown Road

Friday, May 22 Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue Free; 5 p.m. Soon it will be hot, humid and damn near unbearable in our fair city, meaning you should probably take advantage of the outdoors while it’s still tolerable. So how about spending a spring evening meandering through the Highlands — eating, drinking and shopping […]

The Dirt Daubers @ The Rud

Thursday, May 21 The Rudyard Kipling 422 W. Oak St. 636-1311 $5; 9 p.m. Colonel JD Wilkes (The Legendary Shack Shakers) and his wife Jessica, along with “Slow” Layne Hendrickson, make up the hillbilly/hokum trio The Dirt Daubers. Hailing from western Kentucky, these three hooligans sing loud and proud an ecclectic mix of Appalachian, ragtime […]

Jamie Kennedy @ Improv

May 21-24 Improv Louisville Fourth Street Live It’s the dude from “Scream”! Cool.

Abbey Road on the River @ The Belvedere

May 21-25 The Belvedere $20 and up Abbey Road on the River, the world’s largest Beatles tribute festival, returns to the Belvedere and Galt House Memorial Day weekend. Nearly 70 bands — international, local and otherwise — will convene to pay tribute to not only the Fab Four but 1960s rock in general, along […]

‘IRAQ: remains’ @ Kaviar Forge & Gallery

May 21-Aug. 1 Kaviar Forge & Gallery 1718 Frankfort Ave. 561-0377 Journalist and Louisville native Molly Bingham spent more than a year in Iraq documenting the early stages of the Iraq War. On March 25, 2003, Bingham was arrested, detained and interrogated at Abu Ghraib prison by Iraqi security officials while Saddam Hussein was […]

Flags4Vets @ Jefferson Square

    May 21-23 Jefferson Square Sixth and Jefferson Free; 9-11:45 a.m. Flags4Vets is a Kentucky-based non-profit organization that plans to place 25,000 flags around town as part of its Memorial Day Weekend Commemoration. Its stated mission is to place flags on all veteran graves throughout the world. The ceremonies on Thursday and Friday include […]

Tom Mabe @ Comedy Caravan

May 20-24, 27-31 Comedy Caravan 1250 Bardstown Road  459-0022   Tom Mabe has been nationally recognized for getting revenge on those annoying telemarketers and is now going after junk-email, bad customer service, high gas prices and anything else that ticks off Americans. He has been dubbed the troubleshooter-troublemaker and comic with a cause by several […]

Gardening Collective @ The Brick House

Wednesday, May 20 The Brick House 1103 S. Second St. 213-0428 Free; 6:30 p.m. 

Spring Plant Sale @ Garden House

May 20-21 Garden House 136 Sacred Heart Lane (off Frankfort Ave.) Free; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Donations will be accepted for perennials, annuals, herbs, potpourri wreaths and art work by Garden House clients. Look for our organically grown plants. Garden House, serving adults with mental retardation, is a program of Zoom Group. For more information on the non-profit agency, […]

Eoin Breadon @ Flame Run

Through May 30 Flame Run Glass Studio and Gallery 828 E. Market St. 584-5353 Ireland is a land of storytellers, and Eoin Breadon is no exception. His method of telling a story is not verbal or written, but told through glass. Because he lives in America now, he’s reaching an audience that may be […]

Chris Holcombe @ Flanagan’s

Wednesday, May 20 Flanagan’s Ale House 934 Baxter Ave. 585-3700 Free; 7 p.m. Chris Holcombe’s website says the singer’s style makes you believe “a ‘Just My Imagination’ riff can support a Chet Baker-like voice singing songs of Southern love affairs.” Honing his skills in the songwriting capital of Nashville, Holcombe strives to meld the countrified […]

Jon Ginoli of Pansy Division @ Carmichael’s

Wednesday, May 20 Carmichael’s Bookstore 2720 Frankfort Ave. 896-6950 Free; 7 p.m. “We’re the buttfuckers of rock-and-roll. We want to sock it to your hole!” So wrote Jon Ginoli — and thus, queercore was born. “Deflowered: My Life in Pansy Division” is Ginoli’s memoir about the founding of the out/proud/loud group, looking for acceptance and […]