Monthly Archives: October 2009

Weekender: Oct. 31-Nov. 1

•Paper Zoo Saturday, Oct. 31 Horseshoe Casino and Hotel 11999 Casino Center Drive, Elizabeth, Ind. $45-$75; 9 p.m. Combining vocals that fall somewhere between Freddie Mercury and Iggy Pop with an experimental spacey rock reminiscent of earlier Flaming Lips, Paper Zoo manage to create a singular sound that is at once heavy and atmospheric, […]

The Avett Brothers @ The Palace

Friday, Oct. 30 The Palace Theatre 625 S. Fourth St. 583-4555 $30; 8 p.m. The Avett Brothers didn’t turn to Sony’s Rick Rubin for reinvention (as Johnny Cash did). But the trio knew that a major label would fork over for deluxe string arrangements, so that’s the first difference on new disc I and […]

Ingrid Michaelson @ Headliners

Friday, Oct. 30 Headliners Music Hall 1386 Lexington Road 584-8088 $15; 8 p.m. Between Sarah Bareilles, Regina Spektor and Ingrid Michaelson, the catchy-cute indie-girl-singer/songwriter-with-a-beat-you-can-dance-to might have developed into a genre of its own. The name risks being too long to catch on, though. Whether you heard her on “Grey’s Anatomy,” or through your own musical […]

‘Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’ @ Floyd Theater

Friday, Oct. 30 Floyd Theater 2100 S. Floyd St. 852-6691 Free; 9 p.m. & midnight Remember back in the 1980s when TBS was colorizing every decent black-and-white film ever made? That was actually, well, not good. But here’s a positive twist on how to enhance a classic film: On Friday, in U of L’s Floyd […]

Halloween Blacklight Show @ Spot5 Gallery

Oct. 30-Nov. 14 Spot5 Gallery 2044 Frankfort Ave. 632-1384 “Think of what holding a flashlight under your chin in the dark did for ghost stories as a kid, then think of an alternate negative alien universe …” says Spot5 Gallery owner Laurie Blayney when trying to describe their latest exhibit, which pairs decorated Styrofoam mannequin […]

‘Myths, Fairy Tales and Spirits’ @ Gallery Janjobe

Oct. 30-Nov. 21 Gallery Janjobe Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center 1860 Mellwood Ave. 899-9293 It’s spooky time. “At this time of year, people think about ghosts and other scary, usually ugly spirits, but we wanted to take a look at all kinds of spirits and the beauty to be found in them,” says Jana […]

Weekend art events

The Creative Diversity Art Center at 107 S. Ewing Ave. is having its 2nd Annual Chili Supper as part of the Oct. 30 F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop. Proceeds benefit the Studio. 5:30 p.m. till all the chili is gone. $8 for chili, beverage and dessert. Ceramicist Laura Ross is holding her annual Fall Studio Tour […]

Art Cars on “Louisville Life”

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft’s Art Car Weekend is featured on KET’s “Louisville Life” program. It will be shown on KET2 on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. (and again on Sunday, Nov. 1 at noon) and KET on Saturday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m.  

‘Family Tree’ @ Starvin Artist Art Gallery

Through Oct. 31 Starvin Artist Art Gallery 608 Baxter Ave. 338-3908 From the artist: these new works in “family tree” are about relationships … experimenting with industrial and natural materials to unify works … paintings are cut and deconstructed, boxes and frames are constructed and then assembled together again in fresh compositions that become three dimensional […]

Johnny Bernard Hill @ Ekstrom Library

Thursday, Oct. 19 Chao Auditorium in Ekstrom Library U of L 632-2548 Free; 7-8:30 p.m. Race, politics and the American Dream will be the backdrop of a public discussion featuring a new book on Barack Obama by Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary professor and author Johnny Bernard Hill. The First Black President: Barack Obama, Race, Politics, and the American Dream will take […]

David Allen Sibley @ Carmichael’s

Thursday, Oct. 29 Carmichael’s Bookstore 2720 Frankfort Ave. 896-6950  Free; 7 p.m. David Allen Sibley, preeminent bird-guide author and illustrator, will visit Carmichael’s to present his newest project, “The Sibley Guide to Trees.” David Sibley has used his formidable skills to compress a huge amount of information into a logical, accessible, and easy-to-use guide with […]

Interfaith Dinner Dialogue @ Keneseth Israel Synagogue

Thursday, Oct. 29 Keneseth Israel Synagogue 2531 Taylorsville Road 451-3695 $7; 6-8:30 p.m. Sponsored by Highlands Community Ministries. DIALOG TOPIC: What is True Happiness?

‘Chicago’ @ Kentucky Center

Oct. 29-Nov. 1 Kentucky Center 501 W. Main St. 584-7777 $27.50-$71.50; various times Presented by PNC Broadway Across America — Murder. Greed. Corruption. Violence. Exploitation. Adultery. Treachery. Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, CHICAGO is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who maliciously murders her on-the-side lover after he […]

Sara Watkins @ Kentucky Center

Thursday, Oct. 29 Kentucky Center 501 W. Main St. 562-0100 $25; 8 p.m. The kids of Nickel Creek aren’t exactly kids anymore … but then, they’re not quite Nickel Creek anymore, either. The trio’s “on hiatus,” and each member is now bouncing around the music world like a rambunctious prize puppy just let loose. Come […]

Day of the Dead jewelry workshop

Wayne Ferguson is conducting a polymer clay Milagros and Day of the Dead-inspired jewelry workshop on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 12-4 p.m. Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102. $45 members, $50 non-members.

The Del McCoury Band @ ear X-tacy

Wednesday, Oct. 28 ear X-tacy 1534 Bardstown Road Free; 6 p.m. The Del McCoury Band will be doing a free in-store performance and signing at  ear X-tacy on Wednesday to celebrate the release of their much anticipated album, Family Circle.

Sam Brooker & Ruby Amanfu @ IUS

Wednesday, Oct. 28 Ogle Cultural and Community Center IU Southeast 361-3100 $20.50 ($10 for students); 7:30 p.m. Sam Brooker and Ruby Amanfu are not the likeliest of musical pairings. He’s from Wisconsin and is into guitar. She hails from Ghana, was raised in Nashville and has roots planted firmly in the church. But they are musical […]

The World’s Largest Halloween Party @ The Zoo

Oct. 28-30 The Louisville Zoo 1100 Trevilian Way $8; 5-8:30 p.m.  Meijer presents “The World’s Largest Halloween Party!” at the Louisville Zoo where little ones can dress up in their wildest costumes and set off on a magical journey through the Zoo.

Steve Hofstetter @ Comedy Caravan

Oct. 28-Nov. 1 Comedy Caravan 1250 Bardstown Road 459-0022 $10-$15; various times Comedian Steve Hofstetter may not be from Louisville, but as often as he comes through, he might as well be one of us. In fact, he likes it here so much that his last two comedy albums, Dark Side of the Room and […]

‘La Cage aux Folles’ @ JCC

Through Nov. 8 Jewish Community Center 3600 Dutchmans Lane 459-0660 $20 ($16 members); various times CenterStage presents the six-time Tony Award-winning musical “La Cage aux Folles,” transforming their auditorium into the Saint Tropez nightclub. “La Cage aux Folles” is about Georges and Albin, a happy couple who happen to own a nightclub where Albin […]