Monthly Archives: August 2009

Sub Rosa: Amanda Lucas, Ludovico Treatment @ Diamond

Monday, Aug. 24 Diamond’s Pub & Billiards 3814 Frankfort Ave. Free; 8 p.m.  Come network, be part of the show, and enjoy a night of fun! First, we welcome and embrace Miss Amanda Lucas to wow us into musical mirth. In addition to that, we have Ludovico Treatment – local filmmakers who also made her documentary!! […]

Bill Noel & Christina Harner @ Carmichael’s

Monday, Aug. 24 Carmichael’s Bookstore 2720 Frankfort Ave. 896-6950 Free; 7 p.m. Bill Noel will read from his latest installment of the Folly Beach Mystery series, Washout. The series follows amateur sleuth Chris Landrum and his quirky friends while they solve murders on Folly Beach Island, South Carolina. Christina Harner will premiere her new magical and environmental novel, Behind Every Illusion. Behind Every […]

Passion for Fusion Dinner @ Asiatique

Monday, Aug. 24 Asiatique 1767 Bardstown Road 451-2749 $50; 6:30 p.m. The Asiatique Passion for Fusion Dinner Series continues with a Summer Riesling featuring Rudi Wiest selections. Chef Looi’s Pacific Rim 4 Course dinner costs $50 per person plus tax and gratuity. The special guest speaker will be John Paul Berger with Republic Wine […]

Author Daniel Levin @ JCC

Monday, Aug. 24 Jewish Community Center 3600 Dutchmans Lane Free; 7:30 p.m. Who’s up for an Old Testament take on “Da Vinci Code”? Actually, there’s a lot more to Daniel Levin’s new novel than just warmed-over Dan Brown. If you enjoy thrillers with archeological leanings, “The Last Ember” shares the fruit of thorough research […]

Weekender: Aug. 22-23

  •Sweet Heat Party Saturday, Aug. 22 Fierce Studio 1806 Frankfort Ave. Free; 9 p.m. When founder Scheri Smith sent out a call seeking names for the lesbian website’s summer party and benefit for the Fairness Campaign, I was quick to fire back a few suggestions, with the help of some coworkers. Apparently […]

Bourbon Ball 25 @ The Henry Clay

Friday, Aug. 21 The Henry Clay 604 S. Third St.  $250 (includes bourbon tastings, silent auction, trunk shows, dinner and dancing) or $75 (includes silent auction, two complimentary drink tickets and dancing); 7 p.m. The legendary gala benefits the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft and includes a silent auction, artists’ trunk shows, bourbon tastings, dinner by […]

American Girl evening @ Borders

Friday, Aug. 21 Borders Fourth Street Live Free; 6 p.m. Mary Casanova, award-winning author of American Girl’s 2009 Girl of the Year books “Chrissa” and “Chrissa Stands Strong,” will speak about empowering students to take a stand against bullying. American Girl activities will take place throughout the event, which serves as a kickoff to the American Girl Fashion Show(r) […]

Festival @ Hwangs Martial Arts

Aug. 21-22 Hwangs Martial Arts 2813 N Hurstbourne Lane Free; 6-9 p.m. (Fri.), 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sat.) Featuring prizes, games, music, booths, inflatables, trial lessons and demos, self-defense classes and more.

Rooftop Concert @ Glassworks

Friday, Aug. 21 Glassworks 815 W. Market St. $7; 7:30 p.m.  Featuring You’re My Density with The Pass and Heavy Hometown. 

Company of Thieves @ Vernon Club

Friday, Aug. 21 Vernon Club 1575 Story Ave. 584-8460 $10; 7:30 p.m. (doors); 18+ They know the importance of being earnest: Company of Thieves’ radio rotation “Oscar Wilde,” named after the famed playwright convicted of, in the parlance of that time, “gross indecency with other men,” puts the trio’s socially conscious gene front and center […]

‘Gatherings’ @ PYRO Gallery

Aug. 21-Sept. 26 PYRO Gallery 624 W. Main St., front gallery 587-0106 Susan Harrison is green. For her, “the bits and pieces, the junk and stuff” comprise art. She has created a wall installation composed of a multitude of mixed-media objects. The inked plates and sculpted blocks included are materials reflective of the printmaking […]

Environmentalist Jason Howard @ Carmichael’s

Thursday, Aug. 20 Carmichael’s Bookstore 2720 Frankfort Ave. 896-6950 Free; 7 p.m. Jason Howard, noted environmental journalist and activist (and coauthor of Something’s Rising), will discuss We All Live Downstream, a new anthology of writings on mountaintop removal coal mining. Howard edited this stirring collection, which features many celebrated Kentucky artists and thinkers along with several fine newcomers, and […]

Bill Bellamy @ Improv Louisville

Aug. 20-23 Improv Louisville Fourth Street Live $18-$21.50; various times Staying busy is not a problem for Bill Bellamy, whose flourishing career encompasses the worlds of feature film, television, comedy and more. His career is on the rise, yet his feet remain firmly planted on the ground. Bellamy just completed filming the independent feature […]

Marty Pollio @ Comedy Caravan

Aug. 19-23 Comedy Caravan 1250 Bardstown Road  459-0022   Marty Pollio is a seasoned pro who is a multitalented and extremely versatile performer. He incorporates his subtle and intelligent stand-up style along with juggling and physical-comedy into a tightly choreographed, mesmerizing act that has been a favorite of television shows and corporate buyers alike. After […]

Benefit for Barbara Smith @ The Rud

Wednesday, Aug. 19 The Rudyard Kipling 422 W. Oak St. $5 donation; 6-10 p.m.   On the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 19, please join us in helping our neighbor Barbara Smith, who most of us in Old Louisville know as the long-time manager of the Van James 2nd St. Coin Laundry. On May 12, […]

Great Whisk(e)y Debate @ Jefferson Club

Wednesday, Aug. 19 Jefferson Club 500 W. Jefferson St. Free; 6 p.m. RSVP to:  Canadian whisky’s got nothing on us. Our bourbon is sweeter, more flavorful, it tastes better and, let’s face it, it’s just far superior to anything our neighbors to the north could produce (save Shania Twain). I’m willing to put my liver […]

Architecture in Perspective @ Actors Theatre

Through Sept. 19 Actors Theater of Louisville 316 W. Main St. 584-1265 Louisville is further asserting itself as a cultural mecca. Our fine city will play host to the American Society of Architectural Illustrators’ annual juried show for the first time. The exhibit will feature 60 winning illustrations from artists throughout the country. The […]

Kentucky Humane Society’s Adoption Special

  Aug. 21-23 To celebrate 125 years of helping needy pets … adoption fees are only $1.25 for all pets 4 months & older. All KHS adoption sites, including seven Feeders Supply stores. Brought to you by Hill’s Science Diet. Pets are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Adopters get more than $200 in KHS and Feeders Supply coupons! Visit or call 366-3355 for […]

Irish Play Auditions @ Ursuline Campus

Aug. 18-19 Ursuline Campus 3105 Lexington Road 425-3988 6:30-8:30 p.m. Auditions for “The Shaughraun,” an Irish comedy by Dion Bouccicoult, are in the Recital Room, Angela Hall (BLDG # 17 in the rear of the building–look for the sign) Ursuline Campus. Adults need to do a cold reading from a script and complete an information form (or bring resume). For more […]

‘Until I Am Naked’ @ 21c

Tuesday, Aug. 18 21c Museum Hotel 700 W. Main St. Free; 7 & 9 p.m. There will be a Q&A with the filmmaker after each screening. “Until I Am Naked” is a non-fiction film that explores the late Kentucky Poet Laureate James Baker Hall’s work as a writer, photographer, filmmaker and educator. Featuring extensive interviews with […]