Monthly Archives: February 2010

Tut’s “Wonderful Things” Kentucky Center for African American Heritage

King Tutankhamun “Wonderful Things” Exhibit Ten years in the making, from the artisans of the Pharaonic Village in Egypt, the Field Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this dazzling collection of reproductions of Tutankhamun’s legendary treasures recreates the richest archaeological find of all time.  Accompanied by a lively text, 125 replicas of the pharaoh’s […]

‘How Far Have We Come?’ @ Floyd Theater, U of L

Wednesday, Feb. 24 Floyd Theater, Student Activities Center U of L Free; 7-9 p.m. “50 Years of Black History and Civil Rights” — This forum is on civil rights and black history featuring Arts and Sciences Dean Blaine Hudson, Pan-African Studies professor Ricky Jones, and the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice, looking back on the […]

Fairness Coalition Rally @ the Capitol

Wednesday, Feb. 24 Capitol Rotunda 702 Capitol Ave. Frankfort, Ky. 1 p.m. The newly formed Statewide Fairness Coalition of the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, the Fairness Campaign, Kentucky Fairness Alliance, the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights and Lexington Fairness will join with students, legislators and supporters from across the commonwealth on Wednesday, Feb. […]

‘8 Track – The Sounds of the ’70s’ @ Derby Dinner Playhouse

Through April 2 Derby Dinner Playhouse 525 Marriott Drive, Clarksville, Ind. (812) 288-8281 $29-$42; times vary The phrase “1970s music” often conjures memories of disco and leisure suits. That’s unfortunate and unfair — not all pop culture in that confusing decade was bad. Granted, most of it was, but not all. Derby Dinner Playhouse […]

Barenaked Ladies @ Hard Rock Café

Wednesday, Feb. 24 Hard Rock Café Fourth Street Live Free; 5 p.m. One of the biggest bands of the ‘90s, with countless awards and millions of albums sold, goes small ball this time around. Canadian pop-rockers Barenaked Ladies are hitting a string of intimate shows before kicking off a tour of larger venues later […]

‘Monster/Girl’ @ Skull Alley

Wednesday, Feb. 24 Skull Alley 1017 E. Broadway $5; 8 p.m. Louisville has, for whatever odd reason, always had a thriving zombie scene. I’ve never really figured out what it is about this odd little city that lends itself to a zombie apocalypse, but almost everyone I know seems to be prepared for it, […]

Call for art

The Bicycle Art Show is now accepting “Bike Art.” The exhibition will take place at Liberty Tattoo and Art Parlor, 2801 S. Third St. The show will run March through April. Deadline: Saturday, Feb. 27. Contact for more details. 

F.A.T. Friday on Feb. 26

F.A.T. Friday — the Frankfort Ave. Trolley on the final Friday of the month, Feb. 26. 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.

Spring 2010 International Film Series @ U of L

Feb. 23-March 4 Ekstrom Library U of L Free; 6 p.m. Featuring “Dakan” on Feb. 23; “The Mighty Celt” on Feb. 25; “Behind the Sun” on March 2; and “The Road Home” on March 4.

Haiti Benefit Dinner @ Bistro Le Relais

Tuesday, Feb. 23 Bistro Le Relais 2817 Taylorsville Road 451-9020 $75; 7 p.m. Featuring Old World vs. New World blind wine tasting. Call for reservations.

‘Cotton and Race in the Making of America’ @ The Filson

Tuesday, Feb. 23 The Filson Historical Society 1310 S. Third St. 635-5083 Free; 6 p.m. In Cotton and Race in the Making of America, Gene Dattel relates a compelling story of cotton’s powerful economic hold on this country and the resulting cruel effect on African-Americans. Dattel, a financial historian, author, lecturer, and government and private […]

‘Black Gold’ @ U of L

Tuesday, Feb. 23 U of L Gheens Science Hall/Rauch Planetarium 108 W Brandeis Ave. 852-6664 Free; 7 p.m. The bourgeoisie liberal elitists who read this publication (yes, you) are no doubt familiar with the “fair trade” moniker. Although in recent years the term has become something of a prerequisite for guilt-free conspicuous consumption among the […]

Kentucky Derby items designed by artist Linda Le Kinff

The Kentucky Derby has many products for sale this year, all designed by French artist Linda Le Kinff. The product line includes t-shirts, wallets and scarves featuring the official art of the Kentucky Derby. A favorite the last two years has been the new line of at-home party essentials including paper plates, cups, napkins and decorations. […]

‘Chocolate Dreams: An Evening of Decadent Bliss’ @ Churchill Downs

Monday, Feb. 22 Churchill Downs Triple Crown Room $50 (single), $90 (couple); 6-9 p.m. GuardiaCare Services, a Louisville social service agency that has served area seniors who are at financial and physical risk for 40 years, will host the fifth annual “Chocolate Dreams – An Evening of Decadent Bliss” on Monday. The benefit will feature samplings […]

Sarabande Reading Series @ 21c

Monday, Feb. 22 21c Museum Hotel 700 W. Main St. Free; 7:30 p.m. Poet and memoirist Katy Lederer will join local poet and educator Kathleen Driskell at 21c Museum Hotel. Local cellist Luke Darville will also be performing. Katy Lederer is the author of two poetry collections, Winter Sex and The Heaven-Sent Leaf, and the award-winning memoir Poker Face: A Girlhood […]

Auditions @ Blue Apple Players


hart to heart talk show @ Bunbury Theatre

Monday, Feb. 22 Bunbury Theatre Henry Clay Building 604 S. Third St. 693-7443 $12; 7 p.m. Join Cheryl Hart & life-coach Jennifer Blair of Excavive, for a real “Hart to Heart” talk about self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-concept. Discover how this affects goals, motivation, personal growth, and your capacity for giving and receiving love.

Call for art

“APH InSights 2010: Visions From the Mind” is the 19th annual juried art competition and exhibition for artists who are visually impaired or blind. The American Printing House, 1839 Frankfort Ave., sponsors the exhibition, which is open to everyone from preschool children to senior citizens and professional artists, as well as hobbyists and school art classes. […]

“Looking at Contemporary Art” on WFPL

On Monday, Feb. 22 at 1-2 p.m. (rebroadcast 9-10 p.m.), WFPL Radio 89.3 FM will discuss “Looking at Contemporary Art” with guests Churchill Davenport, Director, Kentucky School of Art; William Morrow, Director, 21c Museum and International Contemporary Art Foundation and Martha Slaughter, Independent Curator and Arts Consultant. Call 814-TALK (8255) to ask questions during the […]

Weekender: Feb. 20-21

•Rockin’ for Kids Saturday, Feb. 20 U of L Swain Student Activities Center 2100 S. Floyd St. 629-8338 $5 ($20 for families of four or more); 2-5 p.m. On Saturday, the kids bring the rock to the University of Louisville Student Activities Center. The third Rockin’ for Kids event benefits the Kosair Children’s Hospital […]