Monthly Archives: September 2010

Weekender: Oct. 2-3

•NuLu Festival Saturday, Oct. 2 700 block of East Market Street Free; 2-11 p.m. Just like clockwork, autumn temperatures have finally arrived now that the festival season is here. The second annual street fair that is the NuLu Festival will go on. The East Market arts district, known as NuLu, will “keep Louisville weird” […]

Magic & Mayhem @ ZaZoo’s

Friday, Oct. 1 ZaZoo’s 102 Bauer Ave. Free; 9 p.m. Featuring Darshwood The Conjurer and the release of his new DVD, “Postmodern Magic.” Also includes Instrumental Acid Metal Quartet and Burlesque Dance Troupe.

Autumn Wine Tasting @ Howard Steamboat Museum

Friday, Oct. 1 Howard Steamboat Museum Jeffersonville, Ind. 812-283-3728 $40; 6:30 p.m. This year’s event, “Celebrating Success,” will feature a cocktail buffet, wine and beer selections from various regional wineries and breweries and a live and silent auction.

“Drawings from ‘The Nos’” by Douglas Miller at Quills

“Drawings from ‘The Nos’” by Douglas Miller will be at Quills Coffeehouse, 930 Baxter Ave., from Oct. 3-Nov. 4. The reception is Oct. 8 at 7:00 p.m. Miller’s new drawings are inspired by Nicolai Gogol’s short story “Nos” (The Nose). Written in 1835, “Nos” is a comical and distressing story of a nose that mysteriously […]

FLOW @ East Market

Friday, Oct. 1 FLOW 803 E. Market St. • 458-4164 “The day is ending. It’s time for something that was beautiful to transform into something else that is beautiful.” That is how Julia Comer let her customers know that as of Thursday, she will close her contemporary art jewelry store on Bardstown Road, Objects […]

Charlie Musselwhite @ Jim Porter’s

Friday, Oct. 1 Jim Porter’s 2345 Lexington Road • 452-9531 $15 (adv.), $18 (door); 7 p.m. Even after 50 years, the well is by no means dry for this Blues Hall of Fame inductee and seven-time Grammy nominee. Born at the end of World War II in Kosciusko, Miss., Charlie Musselwhite began his blues […]

Diavolo @ Kentucky Center

Friday, Oct. 1 Kentucky Center for the Arts 501 W. Main St. • 584-7777 $27.50-$38; 8 p.m. Widely acclaimed modern dance ensemble Diavolo will perform at the Kentucky Center on Friday. If the press clippings bear out, it will be a performance to remember. Diavolo was founded in 1992 by choreographer Jacques Heim, who […]

Breathe Owl Breathe @ Vernon Club

Friday, Oct. 1 Vernon Club 1575 Story Ave. • 584-8460 $TBA; 8 p.m. Folk-rock trio Breathe Owl Breathe’s Magic Central took shape in a log cabin in rural Michigan built by singer Micah Middaugh’s grandparents in the last century. In between badminton matches, art projects, watching “Last of the Mohicans” projected onto a field […]

The UnFair @ Mag Bar

Oct. 1-3 Magnolia Bar & Grill 1398 S. Second St. • 637-9052 Free; 10 a.m. The UnFair is on this year, without an ounce of red tape anywhere to be found. A few weeks ago, Metro Council amended the controversial bill that prohibited local artists to showcase their work at the Mag Bar and surrounding […]


Thursday, Sept. 30 BRYCK HOUSE 1101 S. Second St. Free; 7 p.m. A showing of the Michael Moore movie with discussion after.

Louisville Orchestra’s “Louisville” @ Brown Theater

Sept. 30-Oct. 1 Brown Theater 584-7777 $20-$75; 10:30 a.m. (Thu.), 8 p.m. (Fri.) Louisville owes its rise to prominence in the 20th century to more than just the Kentucky Derby! The world over, some say Louisville was known most for the international broadcasts of the Orchestra’s landmark recordings. In tribute to the Music Makes A City […]

Frank X Walker @ Filson Historical Society

Thursday, Sept. 30 Filson Historical Society 1310 S. Third St. 635-5083 6 p.m. Poet Frank X. Walker will speak on his new poetry collection, I Dedicate This Ride: The Making of Isaac Murphy. The subject of Mr. Walker’s new book, Isaac Burns Murphy, was an African-American jockey born in Frankfort, KY in 1861. He […]

‘How Improv Got its Groove Back’ @ Alley Theater

Thursday, Sept. 30 Art Sanctuary at Alley Theater 1205 E. Washington St. $10; 8 p.m. Damaged Goods and their clever show titles are back, and they never lost their groove. Unlike Stella (you know, from the movie), they’re not going to Jamaica — just Butchertown, and Whoopi Goldberg probably won’t be there, though I […]

Lexington’s Land of Tomorrow opens Louisville location

Land of Tomorrow, 233 W. Broadway, is pleased to announce the grand opening of its Louisville location with two shows – “Louisville is the Land of Tomorrow” and a solo show of the works of Mike McKay. These two shows will open simultaneously to introduce the gallery to the Louisville art scene and will be […]

Call for art

Liberty Tattoo and Art Parlor, 2801 S. Third St., is seeking artists for the upcoming exhibitions: Mask Show (10.20.2010-11.20.2010), Under $50 Art Show (11.23.2010-01.01.2011) and Art Postcard Show (01.11.2011-02.26.2011). If you have questions or are interested in participating, please contact Suzanne at 637-4777.

St. James Court Art Show awards scholarships

The St. James Court Art Show has awarded college scholarships to the winners of their juried student art competition. Nine high school seniors will exhibit their winning art portfolios at the Scholarship exhibit booth on St. James Court, Center Court (south of fountain) from Oct. 1-3.

Janelle Monáe @ Kentucky Center

Wednesday, Sept. 29 Bomhard Theater, Kentucky Center 501 W. Main St. • 561-0100 $30; 8 p.m. When was the last you heard a diva describe her album as “an epic James Bond film in outer space”? I thought so. This tornado of electro-soul inhabits different genres, positioning herself as a crossover threat by enlisting […]

A Place to Bury Strangers @ Zanzabar

Wednesday, Sept. 29 Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. • 635-ZBAR $TBA; 9 p.m. “I’ve always tried to work with other people, and it never works out exactly the way you want it,” says Oliver Ackermann, producer, singer and guitarist of A Place to Bury Strangers. “You realize you’ll have to be in control over […]

‘The Colored Museum’ @ U of L

Sept. 29-Oct. 3 U of L Department of Theatre Arts The Playhouse • 1911 S. Third St. 852-6814 • $8-$12; 8 p.m. (plus 3 p.m. Oct. 3) According to director Dr. Lundeana Thomas, “sometimes we can accomplish more by sharing a laugh than just arguing.” Written by Broadway producer, director and writer George C. […]

Photography Show @ Liberty Tattoo

Through Oct. 16 Liberty Tattoo & Art Parlor 2801 S. Third St. • 637-4777 I get a lot of e-mails announcing many shows throughout Louisville on a daily basis. I do my best to bring attention to as many of them as we have room for. So when the press release came across my desk […]