Monthly Archives: July 2010

Weekender: July 31-Aug. 1

•Louisville Cornhole Cup Saturday, July 31 Waterfront Park $40-$60 per team; 10 a.m. I’m new to Kentucky, and while I love it here, sometimes I miss my native Ohio, which is why I was totally stoked when I heard there was a cornhole tournament in River City. It seems the splendor of the world’s […]

This Sunday’s Cabaret Life Drawing + Yoga with Art

This Sunday, STRETCH your drawing skills with Bethan Kannapell, an Acrobatic Contortionist and circus production director. Cabaret Life Drawing is an evening of provocative inspiration. An array of models – from burlesque starlets to ballerinas, body builders to fetish models, circus contortionists to costume designers – will perform and pose for the audience to sketch. […]

Kentucky Music Weekend @ Iroquois Amphitheater

July 30-31 Iroquois Amphitheater 1080 Amphitheater Road • 368-5865 $10 (suggested donation); times vary Feeding America ( says our state is the nation’s fourth worst when it comes to feeding children 5 and under. Keep that in mind when attending the 35th annual Kentucky Music Weekend, as Dare to Care Food Bank will have […]

‘Buzz, Click, Hum: The Insect in Art 2’ @

July 30-Aug. 21 Gallery Janjobe 1860 Mellwood Ave. • 899-9293 Buzz. Click. Hum. Those three sounds could be considered part of the summer symphony and have once again inspired artists to create their unique works of art. A reprise of a former show, “Buzz, Click, Hum: The Insect in Art 2” will be on […]

“Equine Divine” at KMAC

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102, will host “Equine Divine” from Aug. 7-Oct. 16. Fitting for an organization in the heart of the horse industry, this exhibition will feature work by two artists, Deborah Butterfield and Tim Flach, who are inspired by our equine companions. There will also be […]

LVAA’s next Food for Thought speaker is artist Vian Sora

The Louisville Visual Art Association’s next Food for Thought is on Aug. 10 with artist Vian Sora. Tickets for the monthly lecture and luncheon are $20 for LVAA members and $30 for non-members, reservations required. Reservations required by Monday August 9 at noon. 3005 River Rd., 896-2146.    

High On Fire @ Headliners

Thursday, July 29 Headliners Music Hall 1386 Lexington Road • 584-8088 $11-$15; 7 p.m. There’s something gratifying about power trios in the metal idiom. It’s not that bands with more members are better or worse, it just seems as if a three-piece is getting shit done in a more efficient manner. Case in point: […]

Kaiser Cartel @ Zanzabar

Thursday, July 29 Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. • 635-ZBAR $TBA; 9 p.m. Courtney Kaiser and Ben Cartel like to do this thing toward the end of their live shows where they walk around, un-mic’ed, singing and strumming to each and every person in the club. If you’re not prepared, it can kind of […]

‘Women Imaging Women’ @ PYRO Gallery

July 29-Sept. 5 PYRO Gallery 624 W. Main St. • 587-0106 The 20th Amendment giving women the right to vote was ratified on Aug. 18, 1920. It’s been almost 90 years, and we’re still celebrating. “Female-centric” is the idea behind PYRO Gallery’s “Women Imaging Women” exhibition. Female artists, working in a wide array of […]

Louisville Visual Art Association announces Ragin’ Cajun

Ragin’ Cajun, an authentic Louisiana party on Aug. 7 from 8 PM – Midnight at the Louisville Visual Art Association, 3005 River Rd., 896-2146. $25 for LVAA members, $35 for non-members (21 and older), Tables of 8 for $245 Event will include: Live Zydeco dance music by Lagniappe, Cincinnati’s only Cajun/New Orleans Jazz /Gypsy Band, […]

“Contemporary Women in Art” at Christy Zurkuhlen Gallery

The Christy Zurkuhlen Gallery, 4820 Brownsboro Center, 777-1794, is showing “Contemporary Women in Art” through Sept. 4. The opening reception is on Thursday, July 29. It is a mixed media art show about art that only women can do. Participating artists are Catherine Bryant, Mary Craik, Denise Furnish, Marguerite Rice, Caroline Waite, T B Jackson-Williams, […]

Author Susan Coventry @ Carmichael’s Bookstore

Wednesday, July 28 Carmichael’s Bookstore 2720 Frankfort Ave. • 896-6950 Free; 7 p.m. Local author Susan Coventry says she’s a Jersey girl at heart, but the subject of her debut novel is much further afield. Coventry writes historical fiction, and “The Queen’s Daughter” centers on one of the children of that famously feuding royal couple […]

Big John Richardson @ Comedy Caravan

July 28-Aug. 1 Comedy Caravan 1250 Bardstown Road • 459-0022 $8-$15; various times Big John Richardson is one of the funniest and nicest guys in comedy, and he’s headlining this weekend at Comedy Caravan. Through his spot-on observational humor — appropriate for audiences from 16 to 60 and from church pews to bar stools […]

‘Jersey Boys’ @ Kentucky Center

July 28-Aug. 15 Kentucky Center • 584-7777 $40-$70; various times To be fair, there are a lot of good things Jersey is famous for. It’s not all bar fights, fist pumps and distinct accents. To name four good ones in particular: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. In their prime and […]

‘Scott Shuffitt: Resistance’ @ Gallery M

Through Aug. 28 Gallery M Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center 1860 Mellwood Ave. • 895-3650 The title of Scott Shuffitt’s exhibition, “Resistance,” is a directive. To get out of the muck we’re in, he says we need to “just say no” to corporate control, weapons, even fast food. “No one needs an Uzi just […]

“Tiếng Noí Lu’u Vong: Moving Voices” at the Crane House

Crane House, the Asia Institute, Inc., 1244 S. Third St., 635-2240, is presenting “Tiếng Noí Lưu Vong: Moving Voices,” an exhibition documenting the development of the Vietnamese Oral History Project. On view from Aug. 6-Oct. 17, the project initially started as an endeavor to obtain an exhibit on the life of Vietnamese after the Vietnam […]

July 30 F.A.T. Friday

This Friday is the next F.A.T. Trolley — the Frankfort Avenue Trolly on the final Friday of the month. 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.

Jane Morgan Gallery showing work by 7 plein air painters

The Jane Morgan Gallery, 4838 Brownsboro Center in the Arcade, 592-7835, is showing new work by seven plein air painters through Aug. 28. The artists are Beverly Bruntz, Katie Burke, Penny Diamond, Gwenn Knight, Jane Mitchell, Rita Neblett and Vatcho Tonov. 

Land of Tomorrow gallery/studio to open in Louisville

Another new gallery is about to open in town. Land of Tomorrow (LOT), 233 W. Broadway, is having a soft opening on Aug. 1 at 7:30 p.m. It will include three bands, Bear in Heaven, Shedding, and Slow Animal and an opportunity to view the space before our first installation. This is the second LOT; […]

Gallery Janjobe debuting “Symbols” by Gena Neumann

Gena Neumann will debut a series of new works at Gallery Janjobe, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 899-9293, from Aug. 27-Sept. 19. Constructed of reclaimed metals and new materials the show is titled “Symbols.” Among the seven new freestanding works is featured a 7-foot hand-hammered, fired, multi-layered sculpture called “Symbolon.” This piece is encoded with messages that […]