Monthly Archives: September 2009

Open Doors Lincoln Bicentennial Project

The Louisville Visual Art Association is unveiling its Open Doors Lincoln Bicentennial Project at Old Walnut/Beecher Park, 904 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. on Friday, Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. LVAA collaborated with artist Guy Tedesco, videographer William Wallace, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Metro Parks Baxter Community Center on a mosaic mural and short film documentary […]

LEO Readers’ Choice Party @ The Gillespie

Thursday, Sept. 24 The Gillespie 421 W. Market St. Free; 6-10 p.m. Featuring live music, gaming, food and drink samples and lots more.

Benefit for Jill Conley @ Captain’s Quarters

Thursday, Sept. 24 Captain’s Quarters 5702 Captains Quarters Road 11 a.m.-10 p.m.  Jill Conley recently was diagnosed with breast cancer. Captains Quarters will be sponsoring an all day/all night fundraiser for Jill on Sept. 24 … Part of Captain’s Quarters sales that day will be contributed so do your part and have lunch, dinner AND […]

Author Luis Alberto Urrea @ U of L

Thursday, Sept. 24 Strickler Hall, Middleton Auditorium U of L louisville.edu/firstyear/book-in-common  Free; 6 p.m. First Year Initiatives, Latin American and Latino Studies and the McConnell Center are bringing acclaimed author Luis Alberto Urrea to campus to discuss his book, “The Devil’s Highway.” Check out: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/event.php?eid=114245945687 http://louisville.edu/firstyear/book-in-common

‘Rocky Horror Show’ @ Henry Clay

Sept. 24-Oct. 4 Henry Clay Building 604 S. Third St., 3rd Floor www.PandoraProds.org $15; various times Pandora Productions, intent on producing rarely seen live productions, have chosen a doozy with Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show.” It isn’t simply a story about a young couple and their evening in the castle of a mad scientist. […]

Adam Hardesty & Weber @ Flanagan’s

Wednesday, Sept. 23 Flanagan’s Ale House 934 Baxter Ave. 585-3700 Free; 8:30 p.m.

‘James Doiron: Fracture & Fragment’ @ Galerie Hertz

Through Oct. 10 Galerie Hertz 1253 S. Preston St. 635-3727 What some of us may find as decay and ruin, others see as “wabi-sabi,” the Japanese way of finding beauty in the imperfect world. James Doiron is a believer. The works in his exhibition feature large, faded signs as well as smaller plaster on paper […]

‘Utopian Images’ by Kerri Horine @ Kaviar Forge & Gallery

Through Nov. 28 Kaviar Forge & Gallery 1718 Frankfort Ave. 561-0377 www.kaviargallery.com Death masks and tattoos are not readily found in combination. Yet they’re the sources of inspiration for the paintings and drawing of Kerri Horine. When Horine visited the grave of Realist painter Rudolf Wacker, she saw the site included a bronze death mask […]

Museum Day 2009

The Smithsonian Institution is presenting Museum Day 2009 on Saturday, Sept. 26. Participating locations in Louisville and Southern Indiana: Carnegie Center for Art and History, Frazier International History Museum, Historic Locust Grove, Howard Steamboat Museum & Mansion and Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory. Visit the Smithsonian website for the free admission voucher.  

Call for art

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, GuardiaCare is sponsoring a juried photography exhibition “The Beauty and Dignity of Aging” on Oct. 29 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at the Louisville Visual Art Association. The entry fee is $5 and prizes will be awarded. Deadline: Sept. 30. Actors Theatre invites artists in all media to submit proposals for the […]

Dracula Blood Drive @ Fourth Street Live

Tuesday, Sept. 22 Fourth Street Live www.actorstheatre.org Free; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Actors Theatre of Louisville announces Fifth Third Bank’s Dracula Blood Drive in association with the American Red Cross, at Fifth Third Bank (Fourth Street Live) on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Support Actors Theatre and the Red Cross by helping us reach our goal of 25 […]

E. Patrick Johnson @ U of L

Tuesday, Sept. 22 Strickler Hall, room 101 University of Louisville 852-0696 Free; 7 p.m. At the intersection of race and sexual orientation, the black LGBT community is trying its best to be heard. The best traction appears to be happening on the University of Louisville campus, where a new student group, dubbed BlkOut, has emerged […]

World Car-Free Day

Tuesday, Sept. 22 Citywide www.kentuckyipl.org Here’s an easy little experiment for you: Try going a day without your car. How much can it hurt? You could take the bus, walk, ride a bike — you have options. Tuesday is World Car-Free Day, which is one of the most self-explanatory events ever. Tim Darst, of the […]

Glass workshop

Devin French is conducting a two-day workshop on “Fusing with Powder: Creative Color in Warm Glass” on Thursday, Sept. 24 & Thursday, Oct. 1 at 6:30-8:30 p.m. Glassworks, 815 W. Market, 992-3270. $150.

Auditions @ Clarksville Little Theatre

Monday, Sept. 21 Clarksville Little Theatre Clarksville, Ind. 228-8204 Free; 7 p.m. Auditions for the comedy, murder mystery, musical “Something’s Afoot” will be held on Monday at 7 p.m. at Clarksville Little Theatre. Casting  for 4 women and 6 men, age range 20 to 65.  An accompanist will be provided for the vocal audition, and there will be cold readings from the script.

The Books @ Miller House

Monday, Sept. 21 Miller House 832 Lockmere Place, Lexington www.thefoundationforadvancedarchitecture.org $15; 7:30 p.m. The Books are a duo who bumped around the East Coast until making a relatively cozy creative home in the Berkshires area of New England — but they’ll go most anywhere they can find intriguing sounds, appropriate music to connect the sounds […]

The States @ Skull Alley

Monday, Sept. 21 Skull Alley 1017 E. Broadway www.skullalley.net $5; 10 p.m. It’s hard to listen to Brooklyn rockers The States without ticking off every club-ready, dance-rock act they remind you of. But drop the cynicism for a moment, and you’re reminded of the pleasure of an up-and-coming band ready to blow up. The band’s […]

Weekender: Sept. 19-20

•Nadus benefit Saturday, Sept. 19 Kingfish 3021 Upper River Road nadusfilms.com Free; 11 a.m.-midnight While singer-songwriter Kristen Cothron was recuperating from a car accident last year, she relied on music for motivation. “I felt like I was supposed to take that time for writing, but at the time, it was actually pretty hard for me […]

Fruit Bats @ Zanzabar

Friday, Sept. 18 Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. 635-ZBAR $12; 9 p.m.  Featuring the Fruit Bats with Iran and Kevin Barker.

Homegrown Music Series @ Fourth St. Live

Friday, Sept. 18 Fourth Street Live Free; 8 p.m. Featuring bands Sqeeze-Bot, The Fervor and DJ Matt Anthony.