Monthly Archives: June 2010

Weekender: June 26-27

•Shotgun Festival Saturday, June 26 1010 Schiller Ave. www.gpnalouisville.com Free; noon Bring your shotguns to Germantown this Saturday for … wait, no, don’t bring your shotguns. The reference in “Shotgun Festival” is actually to all the shotgun houses in this Louisville neighborhood. Instead, bring a few hours of your spare time so you can shop […]

Sustainable Living Fair @ Rastetter Street

Friday, June 25 Rastetter Street (between Frankfort & Payne) www.cultivatingconnections.org Free; 4-9 p.m. Nothing makes me feel better than giving Mother Earth a great big bear hug. But if sentimental nature-talk is not really your thing, there is still something to gain from a stroll up Rastetter Street for the Louisville Sustainable Living Fair. There […]

Author Jessica Leader @ Borders

Friday, June 25 Borders Bookstore 2520 Hurstbourne Gem Lane • 495-6640 Free; 7 p.m. Local author Jessica Leader is basking in the glow of the reviews for “Nice and Mean,” her recently published novel of cooperation and ambition among the middle school set. This first book by the former New Yorker and Actors Theatre teacher […]

Wild & Woolly’s 13th @ Headliners

Friday, June 25 Headliners Music Hall 1386 Lexington Road • 584-8088 www.rokyerickson.com $15; 7 p.m. Only Wild & Woolly founder Todd Brashear’s taste in music can rival his taste in film. For the store’s 13th anniversary — no easy feat in our rocky financial climate — he lands garage and psych rock’s walking history lesson, […]

Riverfest @ Shady Glen Club

June 25-26 The Shady Glen Club 1504 Riverside Drive, Prospect • 558-1033 $10; 5 p.m. (Fri.), noon (Sat.) Going almost a decade strong, Riverfest comes ashore this weekend in Prospect. Appropriately named, the fête will be staged right on the Ohio riverbank, encouraging festival-goers to dock their boats and stick their toes in the good […]

Carribean Conspiracy @ The Summit

Thursday, June 24 The Summit Free; 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Music on the Terrace concert series is back for another summer at The Summit Lifestyle Center. The concerts, which are free and open to the public, take place every Thursday in June and July between the patios of Mitchell’s Fish Market and Qdoba. Offering free live […]

Forecastle Festival art preview party on Saturday

The Forecastle Art Committee is hosting a preview party for the installations and sculptures that will be on display at Waterfront Park during the Forecastle Festival on July 9-11. The three artists involved this year have all taken different approaches to engaging viewers in a dialogue about our environment. Joyce Ogden, Leticia Bajuyo and Todd Smith […]

Wayside Expressions Gallery presenting “Celebrating the Community …”

Wayside Expressions Gallery, 120 W. Broadway at Hotel Louisville, is presenting “Celebrating the Community – Changing the world, one image at a time…” photography by Ron Burgis. The opening reception is during the July 2 First Friday Trolley Hop from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. The gallery will also be open on July 18 from 2:00 […]

Artist Barry Allen @ Mrs. Potter’s Coffee Lounge

Through June 30 Mrs. Potter’s Coffee Lounge and Café 720 W. Main St. • 581-1867 www.mrspotterscoffee.com Barry “Dairy” Allen may not be a familiar name, but his ever-expanding knowledge of art and his passion to share his vision with the world makes him a name worth remembering. Grasping inspiration from graffiti escapades in his youth […]

‘Some Like It Hot’ @ Gallery Janjobe

Through July 12 Gallery Janjobe Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center 1860 Mellwood Ave. • 899-9293 www.galleryjanjobe.com Learning to do flameworking is a lesson in how not to get hurt. Local flameworker Mark Payton once told me he had been seriously burnt a handful of times. “It’s always part of it,” he says. Also known as […]

‘Over the Garden Wall’ @ Christy Zurkuhlen Gallery

Through July 16 Christy Zurkuhlen Gallery 4820 Brownsboro Center 777-1794 Painting in a garden must be a little slice of heaven. Apparently, many people think so, as The Christy Zurkuhlen Gallery has a whole exhibit of plein air (outdoor) works by 17 artists. Many of the locations are familiar, like Catherine Bryant’s Farmington and Whitehall […]

June 25 F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop

F.A.T. Friday — the Frankfort Avenue Trolley on the final Friday of the month, June 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.

Speed Art Museum presents “Brown-Forman Art After Dark: Fame”

The Speed Art Museum, 2035 S. Third St., 634-2700, presents “Brown-Forman Art After Dark: Fame” on Friday, July 16 from 7:00 pm until midnight (family friendly fun until 9:00 pm). “Art After Dark” is an evening of museum-wide art, music, and performance that invites visitors of all ages to experience the Speed like never before. […]

History of Plate and Architectural Glass with David Barksdale and Ken von Roenn

At the Carnegie Center for Art and History, 201 E. Spring St., New Albany, (812) 944-7336, the Floyd County Historian David Barksdale, will talk about the history of plate glass in New Albany, which began in 1869 when John B. Ford’s New Albany Glass Works became the first company in the United States to manufacture […]

Henry Chodowski at B. Deemer Gallery

Henry Chodowski’s work at B. Deemer Gallery, 896-6687, 2650 Frankfort Ave., is the result of a deep-rooted fascination with Greece, particularly the island of Crete and the Aegean Sea. Chodkowski uses direct observations as well as elements made from impressions left upon him from his extended visits to the region. He creates landscapes depicting the […]

Colts Fan Fest @ Fourth Street Live

Monday, June 21 Fourth Street Live Free; 5-8 p.m. Colts Fan Fest elements include meet and greets with Colts players or alumni players and cheerleaders.  Fans may also participate in the “Bleed Blue Blood Drive” by donating at the Indiana Blood Center mobile units, register their kids for the Colts Kids Club and Crib Club, […]

Dog Day @ Slugger Field

Monday, June 21 Louisville Slugger Field 212-BATS $3/dog, $6/person; 6 p.m. Four-legged and two-legged fans are invited to come watch the Louisville Bats play on June 21 from a special VIP Section at Louisville Slugger Field! The Louisville Bats will host DOG DAY AT THE PARK to help raise money for needy animals at the Kentucky Humane Society. […]

Teachers Concert @ Steilberg String Instruments

Monday, June 21 Steilberg String Instruments 4029 Bardstown Road • 491-2337 www.stringinstruments.com $5; 7:30 p.m. Recreational facilities for the 40 kids who live at St. Joseph’s Children’s Home in Crescent Hill need a facelift, and Steilberg, a Buechel mainstay, is coming to the rescue. Fingerstyle guitarist Craig Wagner (The Java Men, Liberation Prophecy), banjo player […]

Tong Workshop at Kaviar Forge & Gallery

  Sculptor/blacksmith Craig Kaviar will host a weekend workshop at Kaviar Forge & Gallery, 1718 Frankfort Ave., 561-0377, on July 24 and 25, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. The weekend workshop is centered around forging demonstrations on how to create tongs, one of the most important and most commonly […]

Weekender: June 19-20

•WHY turns 5 Saturday, June 19 WHY Louisville 1583 Bardstown Road • 456-5400 www.whylouisville.com Free; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. It’s been five years since WHY Louisville opened their doors in the Highlands to clothe hipsters, teens, out-of-towners seeking souvenirs and everyone else proud to boast their hometown city across their chest. Although the store caught on […]