Monthly Archives: July 2009

Weekender August 1-2

Saturday, August 1 Art That Swings Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory 800 W. Main St. (812) 949-4238 $35; 7 p.m. Art enthusiasts and sports fans unite: The Arts Council of Southern Indiana is celebrating the 125th anniversary of Louisville Slugger with an exhibit featuring various interpretations of the bat. Thirty artists produced quilts, sculptures, paintings […]

Pastel Workshop for Adults @ Carnegie Center

Friday, July 31 Pastel Workshop for Adults Carnegie Center for Art and History 201 E. Spring St New Albany, In 47150 (812) 944-7336 2 p.m.-5 p.m. ; $3 In this workshop, taught by Joyce Sweet Bryant, participants will get a taste of working with pastels, a medium used by both Bill Hancock and Nancy Hancock […]

Beer and Brats on the Beargrass

Friday, July 31 Beer and Brats on the Beargrass Eyedia, Design it Again consignment store 1631 Mellwood Avenue (502) 540-4940 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. ; suggested $5 donation Beer and brats will be served creekside in the parking lot behind eyedia, which is bordered by Beargrass Creek. BBC will donate beer, Fischer’s will donate brats, and […]

Hairspray @ The Kentucky Center

Friday, July 31 ‘Hairspray’ The Kentucky Center 501 W. Main St. 584-7777 $10-$25; various times John Waters didn’t know what he was starting. His film “Hairspray” hit screens in 1988 and has since given birth to a Broadway musical that won eight Tony awards and a 2007 film adaptation starring John Travolta in drag (lucky […]

Ky Social Forum @ Berea College

Friday, July 31 KY Social Forum Berea College • Berea, Ky. 582-5454 kentuckysocialforum.org Looking for some peaceful rabble-rousin’ and social change celebrating the Bluegrass? Then round up your friends and head to Berea for the first-ever Kentucky Social Forum this weekend. The event, developed by organizers, growers, healers and students across the state, will focus […]

One Hour Fantasy Girl @ The Vernon Club

Friday, July 31 ‘One Hour Fantasy Girl’ The Vernon Club (Fri.): $5; 8 p.m. Comedy Caravan (Sat.): $5; noon onehourfantasygirlmovie.com Add another nickel to Louisville’s film jar. Trinity alumnus John Paul Rice comes home to exclusively share his critically lauded, inaugural indie feature film “One Hour Fantasy Girl” — and has made quite an event […]

Buzzgrinder Birthday Bash @ The Rudyard Kipling

Friday, July 31 Buzzgrinder Birthday Bash The Rudyard Kipling 422 W. Oak St. buzzgrinder.com $5; 9 p.m. As a child, turning 8 means getting your own cake and possibly an assortment of Tonka toys. For a music blog, turning 8 means throwing a birthday bash with your favorite bands and giving your friends cool PBR […]

Charlie Murphy @ 4th Street Live

Thursday, July 30 Charlie Murphy The Improv, 4th Street Live 400a South Fourth Street (502) 581-1332 7 p.m.-9 p.m. ; $25 www.improvlouisville.com Charlie Murphy’s rapid evolution from “Eddie Murphy’s brother/bodyguard” and “Chappelle’s Show” cast member to top-billed international comedian, playing to sold-out audiences around the globe, has been remarkable. He has spent the past five […]

Gray Street Farmer’s Market @ U of L

Thursday, July 30 Gray Street Farmer’s Market School of Public Health and Information Sciences, U of L campus 400 Block, E. Gray St. (502) 852-3299 11 a.m.-3 p.m. As part of its outreach program, the School of Public Health and Information Sciences (SPHIS) worked with community partners to launch the Gray Street Farmers’ Market. The […]

Inspected by #35 @ U of L Thrust Theater

Thursday, July 30 ‘Inspected by #35’ U of L Thrust Theatre 2314 S. Floyd St. • 614-7062 friendsforhopecancersupport.org $15; 7 p.m. Louisville native Joe Crosser used humor and humility to tell his story of living with cancer in the play “Inspected by #35.” Crosser was diagnosed with a brain tumor as a 19-year-old college student. […]

The Ropes @ Derby City Espresso

Thursday, July 30 The Ropes Derby City Espresso 331 E. Market St. myspace.com/derbycityespresso $TBA; 9 p.m. Sunday’s “60 Minutes” broadcast included a story on how inanimate robots might one day take on characteristics of humans, a la “I, Robot.” Judging by the tenor and subject of The Ropes’ new EP, Clubs in Europe Forever, Sharon […]

Louisville Bats vs. Toledo Mud Hens

Wednesday, July 29 Louisville Bats vs. Toledo Mud Hens Louisville Slugger Field 401 East Main St. (502)212-2287 7:05 p.m. ; $7-$10

Nickel Day @ Frazier Museum

Wednesday, July 29 Frazier International History Museum 829 West Main Street (502) 753-5663 9 a.m.-5 p.m. ; five cents Need someplace cheap to take the kids? Well, lucky for you Frazier is letting people in for five cents today. Give the kids their fix of history at a low cost.

Casey Hyland: Wishful Thinking @ Glassworks

Wednesday, July 29 Casey Hyland: Wishful Thinking Glassworks 815 West Market Street #2 (502) 992-3270 10 a.m.-5 p.m. ; free Casey Hyland’s new glass art exhibit will feature his unique usage of silvered bottles, clear stones, thin steel rods and bubbles inside bubbles. The artwork is meant to describe moments like looking into a mirror […]

Boys Like Girls, Gym Class Heroes @ Kentucky Kingdom

Wednesday, July 29 Summer Concert Event Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom (502) 366-7508 6:30 p.m. ; free with Six Flags season pass or park admission Been missing your dose of radio-friendly pop rock? Well, Six Flags is ready to help you out with that. Come check out Boys like Girls, Gym Class Heroes, The Veronicas, Never […]

Wednesday night songwriter showcase @ Flanagan’s

Wednesday, July 29 Justin Lewis, Sam Hadfield, Corey Brumback Flanagan’s Ale House 934 Baxter Avenue (502) 585-3700 8 p.m.-11 p.m. ; all ages, free Come enjoy three contemplative rock acts and have a beer while you’re at it as Flanagan’s rolls out its Wednesday night musical showcase.

Food and Wine pairing @ Westport Whiskey & Wine

Wednesday, July 29 Westport Whiskey & Wine Westport Village 1115 Herr Lane (502) 708-1313 7 p.m. ; $35 or $30 for Tasting Club members Ruth’s Chris chef Anthony Lusiak will serve food to match the wines of wine maker Caitlin Pianetta of Pianetta Winery in Paso Robles. Lusiak and Ruth’s Chris General Manager Jeff Leppert […]

Louisville Bats vs. Toledo Mud Hens

Tuesday, July 28 Louisville Slugger Field 401 E. Main St. 212-2287  $6-$9; 7:05 p.m. 

Chemic & Rodeo Ruby Love @ Derby City Espresso

Tuesday, July 28 Derby City Espresso 331 E. Market St.  457-2167  $3; 8 p.m. Chemic and Rodeo Ruby Love are at it again with a great show at Derby City! The last time they played together there, it packed the house and was a blast! Come on out to see some of the most exciting […]

“Day at the Museum” @ Carnegie Center

Tuesday, July 28 Carnegie Center for Art and History 201 E. Spring St. New Albany, Ind. (812) 944-7336 Free; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Featuring art activities inside and outside the museum. Grilled hot dogs and chips served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. while they last. **Each child needs to bring a t-shirt to tie-dye. Free, but registration […]