Monthly Archives: June 2009

Marriage Enhancement classes

Marriage Enhancement — offered by COPES Inc., free 10-session program starting June 30 at 6 p.m. for reentry/recovery married couples. To enroll, call 583-6820 or visit

Lyle Janes & more @ Comedy Caravan

Tuesday, June 30 Comedy Caravan 1250 Bardstown Road  459-0022  8 p.m. In honor of Gay Pride Month, Lyle Janes will be performing tonight with Hurricane Summers, Bernie Lubbers and more.

Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band @ Headliners

Tuesday, June 30 Headliners Music Hall 1386 Lexington Road 584-8088 $20 (adv.), $22 (door); 8 p.m. You might know Conor Oberst as the earnest mastermind behind the iconic emo outfit Bright Eyes. But when he comes through town with his new backing act, The Mystic Valley Band, you won’t recognize much unless you’ve heard his […]

Justin Lewis & more @ Diamonds

Monday, June 29 Diamonds Pub and Billiards 3814 Frankfort Ave. 895-7513 Free; 8 p.m. Louisville Sub Rosa celebrates Justin Lewis, Michael Kessler and Robin Herrington.

Company seeking children’s play submissions

Big Planet Productions, in association with the Alley Theater Louisville, presents the Out of the Box Series for the ‘09-‘10 season-at the Pointe (1205 East Washington Street/Near the Mellwood Arts Center). The Out of The Box Series will feature a variety of plays, performance art/experimental theater and children’s theater that intend to push the envelope in […]

Sarabande Reading Series @ 21c

Monday, June 29 21c Museum Hotel 700 W. Main St. 217-6346 Free; 7:30 p.m. This month’s Reading Series features two poets, Blas Falconer and Paul Guest, who will be joined by singer/songwriter Sarah Elizabeth.    Singer/songwriter Sarah Elizabeth has performed in eighteen countries but has called Kentucky home all her life. Sarah plays eleven instruments and her work appears on fifteen albums.  […]

Weekender: June 27-28

  *Germantown Shotgun Fest Saturday, June 27 St. Therese Gym Parking Lot  Corner of Kentucky and Schiller Streets Free; noon-9 p.m.  And so it happened that a confined, geographically indistinct neighborhood near the middle of the city was reborn into a place where hipsters, artists, musicians and young-pros can coexist with families of steep […]

Downtown Jeffersonville Walking Tour

Friday, June 26 Ohio River Overlook (Spring St.) (812) 283-0301 Free; 6 p.m. Meet at the Ohio River Overlook at the south end of Spring Street for a walking tour of the historic residential area along East Riverside Drive. If you’ve been on an earlier tour highlighting West Riverside Drive, you won’t want to miss the east end […]

Evan Peters films @ Vernon Lanes

Friday, June 26 Vernon Lanes 1575 Story Ave. 523-8198 9 p.m.  Local filmmaker Evan Peters screens double feature Wheelchair Defender/The Poster on Friday at Vernon Lanes. Both were filmed on location in Louisville.

Voices of Kentuckiana @ eyedia

Friday, June 26 eyedia, design it again 1631 N. Mellwood Ave. 540-4940  Free; 6-7:30 p.m. Voices of Kentuckiana will reprise the sounds of their Celluloid Broadway concert at eyedia, design it again during the June 26 Frankfort Avenue Trolley Hop. Celluloid Broadway features arrangements from Broadway musicals that were made into movies, including “Sweeney Todd,” […]

Bluegrass Night @ Oxmoor Farm

Friday, June 26 Oxmoor Farm 720 Oxmoor Ave. (behind Oxmoor Mall) 635-5083 $10-$15; 6:30 p.m.  If you need your bluegrass thirst quenched, then look no further than the annual Bluegrass Night at Oxmoor Farm. This year, the event will feature the unique styles of homegrown faves Hog Operation and Relic. Relic will kick things off […]

‘Mame’ @ KY Center

June 26-Aug. 9 Bomhard Theater 501 W. Main St. 584-7777 $25 (adults), $20 (students, seniors); $10 (children) The musical summer season kicks off with three Broadway classics at the Kentucky Center. In “Mame” (June 26-July 3), a Manhattan socialite struggles through hardships after losing everything in the stock market crash. In the classic musical “Singin’ […]

Patrick Jilbert @ Kin Ship Gallery

June 26-July 19 Kin Ship Gallery 1583 Bardstown Road The Kin Ship Gallery’s second exhibition features new paintings by Patrick Jilbert. We hear there may also be a five-foot-tall papier maché monster on display by the Louisville artist. Jilbert has created images and T-shirt designs for companies like Blood is the New Black (shirts […]

California Guitar Trio @ Glassworks

Thursday, June 25 Glassworks 815 W. Market St.  $15; 8 p.m.  With a whirlwind of instrumental styles fusing classical, rock, blues, jazz, world music, progressive, as well as the quintessential California musical genre surf music, the California Guitar Trio‘s stunning virtuosity and sly sense of humor have earned them an enthusiastic following and wide […]

Author Bill Noel @ Ekstrom Library

Thursday, June 25 U of L’s Ekstrom Library Free; 4 & 5:30 p.m. Kentucky author Bill Noel will talk about his Folly Beach murder mystery series and sign copies of his latest book at a fundraising event for University of Louisville Libraries. Titled “Washout,” the book is the third in the author’s series set on an island near Charleston, […]

C.J. Pressma lecture @ KMAC

Thursday, June 25 Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft 715 W. Main St. 589-0102 $5 (free for members); 6 p.m. C.J. Pressma will give an exhibition tour and lecture about the history of the Center for Photographic Studies.

Lester Grinspoon Day on Channel 98

Thursday, June 25 Insight Cable TV Channel 98 2, 8 & 11:30 p.m. From press release: In  recognition  of his remarkable & enduring contribution to our understanding of the medical uses of cannabis,  the Louisville Late Night TV Show is celebrating  our 9th annual  “Lester Grinspoon Day”  on  June  24, 2009. Dr. Grinspoon, retired Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at the Harvard School of Medicine, has authored more than […]

Photographer Melissa Farlow @ Green Building

Through July 26 The Green Building Gallery 732 E. Market St. 561-1162 Acclaimed National Geographic and Courier-Journal photographer Melissa Farlow returns to Louisville with her exhibit “Private Thoughts.” Farlow will showcase a collection of photographs taken from stories covered over the last 15 years. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with the Louisville Photo Biennale, […]

Songwriter Night @ Stevie Ray’s

Wednesday, June 24 Stevie Ray’s 230 E. Main St.  9 p.m. Featuring singer-songwriters Butch Rice, Joanie Musselman, Michael Felker and Brian Knopf.

Caribbean Night @ Kentucky BBQ Company

Wednesday, June 24 Kentucky BBQ Company 1800 Frankfort Ave. 895-3419 4 p.m.-? KY BBQ’s Dave Kastan says this: Here is the menu for Caribbean Night at Kentucky BBQ Co. The appetizer is Coconut Shrimp with Sweet Chili Sauce. For the soup we will have Bahamian Conch Chowder. I am doing a twsit on a Haitian dish […]