Monthly Archives: September 2009

Waterfront Wednesday @ Harbor Lawn

Wednesday, Sept. 30 Harbor Lawn Waterfront Park Free; 6 p.m. The lineup includes Bell X1, Company of Thieves, and Workers.

St. James Art Fair and First Friday Gallery Trolley Hop

Friday, Oct. 2 is the start of the 53rd Annual St. James Court Art Show. It runs through Sunday, Oct. 4. The First Friday Gallery Trolley Hop on the first Friday of the month, Oct. 2. Explore the art galleries, museums, shops and restaurants along East & West Main & Market Streets from 5-11 p.m. […]

‘Come Down Burnin’ @ U of L Playhouse

Sept. 30-Oct. 4 The U of L Playhouse 1911 S. Third St. 852-6814 $12; various times University of Louisville’s African-American Theatre Program, part of the Department of Theatre Arts, opens its fall season with a play about family and survival that covers many explosive topics. It’s “Come Down Burnin’,” by Kia Corthron, directed by […]

3 Inches of Blood @ Expo Five

Wednesday, Sept 30 Expo Five 2900 S. Seventh St. $23; 7 p.m. Half the fun with metal bands lies in following their tangled sagas — whether they involve drummers incurring physical harm. For Vancouver’s 3 Inches of Blood, the dramatic legacy includes the replacement of all original members before they’d made their fourth disc; a […]

Jeff Caldwell @ Comedy Caravan

Sept. 30-Oct. 4 Comedy Caravan 1250 Bardstown Road 459-0022 Known for his clean and witty punchlines, comedian Jeff Caldwell will perform at the Comedy Caravan with his mentor, Brett Leake. He’s made two appearances on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” three appearances on “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” and debuted on […]

Call for art

The Louisville Graphic Design Association is now accepting entries for the 20th Annual 100 Show, a juried competition that awards the top 100 pieces of design in the city and region. Winners will be selected in five categories including Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, Interactive Media and Motion Design, all of which include both professional and […]

Taste of Louisville @ Crowne Plaza

Tuesday, Sept. 29 Crowne Plaza near Louisville International Airport $55; 6-9 p.m. The Louisville Chapter of the Kentucky Restaurant Association (KRA) will host the 36th Annual Taste of Louisville tonight at The Crowne Plaza, located near the Louisville International Airport. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit The Metro United Way and the Kentucky […]

Filmmaker Roy Germano @ Bellarmine University

Tuesday, Sept. 29 Bellarmine University Hilary’s Theater (located in Horrigan Hall)  Free; 8 p.m. Local filmmaker Roy Germano returns to Louisville to present his award-winning documentary ”The Other Side of Immigration.” “The Other Side of Immigration” was shot in rural Mexico while Germano was conducting a survey of over 700 Mexican families as part of his doctoral research at […]

Lenelle Moise @ Red Barn

Tuesday, Sept. 29 Red Barn 852-2663 Free; 5:30-7:30 p.m. Haitian-American playwright/performance artist Lenelle Moise is coming to town as featured artist for the 10th anniversary of U of L’s Prevention, Education, and Advocacy on Campus and in the Community (PEACC) Program. Her appearances will be capped by a talk at the Red Barn on Tuesday […]

Louisville Ballet Choreographers’ Showcase

The Louisville Ballet offers dance lovers a first look at thirteen new pieces with its Choreographers’ Showcase. This annual event focuses on work created and danced by the artists of the Louisville Ballet. Choreographers’ Showcase encompasses all types of dance from ballet to modern set to music from classical to pop. This year’s program also […]

Branson on the Road @ Derby Dinner

Monday, Sept. 28 Derby Dinner Playhouse 525 Marriott Drive Clarksville, Ind. 812-288-2632 $33; 6 p.m. (includes dinner) BRANSON ON THE ROAD brings all of the fun of a Branson Show directly to you.  “We reside in the live music capital of the world, Branson, Missouri,” said Debbie Horton, “and realized that there are many people […]

Sarabande Reading Series @ 21c

Monday, Sept. 28 21c Museum Hotel Free; 7:30 p.m. The Sarabande Reading Series is kicking off its fall season on Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the downstairs Atrium Gallery of Louisville’s Hotel 21c. Features an evening with Jane Gentry Vance, Kentucky’s Poet Laureate of 2007-2008, and music from pianist and vocalist Heather Summers. […]

‘The Belvedere’ @ The Belvedere

Monday, Sept. 28 The Belvedere Waterfront Park Free; 12:45 p.m. Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Apprentice/Intern Company proudly presents The  Belvedere, a performance piece conceived, written and directed by Company member Brittany Parker. Based on Clifford Odets’ plays “Awake” and “Sing and Waiting for Lefty,” “The Belvedere” focuses on the current recession, and explores the idea of […]

Weekender: Sept. 26-27

•Kentuckiana Harvest Fest Saturday, Sept. 26 Bluegrass Brewing Co. 3929 Shelbyville Road 899-7070 4 p.m.  If you haven’t caught on, “local” is the buzzword of the decade. Shop local, eat local, drink local … hell, I’m thinking you should even date local — you know, keep the gene pool weird and all. BBC in St. […]

Writer’s Market @ Day’s Coffee

Friday, Sept. 25 Day’s Espresso & Coffee Bar 1420 Bardstown Road 456-1170 Free; 7:30 p.m.  Day’s Espresso and Coffee Bar is proud to announce the “Grand Opening” of their new Writer’s Market. Friday, Sept. 25 is the kickoff celebration. Local writers will be reading and signing their books with musical intermissions by Louisville’s Kate Larkin. All readers, writers and writer-wannabees are welcome […]

Bluegrass Balloon Festival @ Bowman Field

Sept. 25-27 Bowman Field 7:30 a.m.   For a dazzling look at the balloons, come to Bowman Field on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings to watch the balloons fill and ascend into the sky in one of the largest hot air balloon races in the nation. Arrive on the field by 7:30 AM to see the sky […]

O.A.K. Fundraiser @ Conez & Coneyz

Friday, Sept. 25 Conez & Coneyz 2716 Frankfort Ave. 897-7222 September is National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. 10% of the proceeds today at Conez & Coneyz will be donated to Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky (O.A.K.).

Irish Fest @ Bellarmine

Sept. 25-27 Bellarmine University $3; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.), 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sun.) Louisville’s annual Irish Fest is moving its shenanigans back to the Bellarmine campus this year, its 19th. Whether you have the luck of the Irish coursing through your veins or just like to play Irish every March, all are encouraged to […]

‘Importance of Being Earnest’ @ YPAS

Sept. 25-26, Oct. 2-3 Youth Performing Arts School 1517 S. Second St. 485-8355 $8-$9; 7:30 p.m. Algernon comes in from the other room and asks his butler Lane if he heard him playing the piano. “I didn’t think it polite to listen, sir,” answers Lane. Well, if you have a butler that good, you […]

Weekend art and history events

F.A.T. Friday – the Frankfort Avenue Trolley on the final Friday of the month, Sept. 25. Explore the art galleries, shops and restaurants along Frankfort, Story and Mellwood Avenues from 6-10 p.m. There’s free parking, then hop on and off the free trolley.  Cindy James is conducting a basket-weaving workshop a Saturday, Sept. 26 at […]