Monthly Archives: October 2010

Halloween Special Cabaret Life Drawing + Yoga with Art

  This Sunday, Bethan Kannapell, along with her assistant, Micheal, will personify good and evil intertwined. This modeling session will feature dance, contortion, acrobalance, inventive costuming and plenty of skin. Bethan has performed and directed circus productions around the country and is a member of the Circus Performance Group at Warren Wilson College. She recently […]

McConnell and Bunning fail art

The Americans for the Arts Action Fund recently graded the members of the U.S. Senate on their support for the arts. Both Mitch McConnell and Jim Bunning failed. McConnell failed so badly he’s included on the “Dirty Dozen” list. He received failing grades in all categories, including: Showing leadership in the arts Keeping jobs in the arts Supporting […]

Frank X. Walker discusses black superheroes

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102, will host a gallery talk “The History of African American Images and Caricatures in US Culture, from Gone with the Wind to President Obama” by poet Frank X. Walker on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. The lecture is free for museum members and […]

Oct. 29 FAT Friday

F.A.T. Friday — the Frankfort Avenue Trolley on the final Friday of the month, Oct. 29. 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.

‘Nevermore: An Evening with Poe’ @ Frazier Museum

Oct. 27-Nov. 3 Frazier International History Museum 829 W. Main St. • 753-5663 www.fraziermuseum.org $15; 7:30 p.m. Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” was published in 1845, yet its remarkable prose, its universal theme of non-stop turmoil after a loss, and its creepiness are just as relevant and relatable today. I remember being strangely drawn to […]

‘How I Learned to Drive’ @ U of L Thrust Theatre

Oct. 27-31 U of L Thrust Theatre 2314 S. Floyd St. • 852-6814 $8-$12; 8 p.m. (plus 3 p.m. Sun.) Incest and child molestation are not funny. But Paula Vogel’s Pulitzer-winning 1997 comic drama approaches the issues a little differently, telling the story from the points of view of both the victim and the victimizer. […]

‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’ @ Ultra Pop

Through Nov. 24 Ultra Pop 1414 Bardstown Road • 479-1035 www.ultra-pop.com The assignment was to submit creepy Halloween-inspired art for Ultra Pop’s first group show — and more than 20 local artists answered the call. “Something Wicked This Way Comes” features paintings, prints and sculptures from some names you’ve seen a few times here in […]

Dan Boone’s “Zen Blossoms” at Mellwood

The Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 895-3650, is showing “Zen Blossoms” by photographer Dan Boone from Oct. 29-Dec. 31 in Hallway A Gallery. The reception is on Friday, Oct. 29 from 6-9 p.m. Music at the reception is acoustic Honky Tonk by Memphis “Bec” Gentry and Boone.

Sale at SCOUT

SCOUT, 742 E. Market St., 584-8989, is having a Furniture Clearance Sale through Nov. 7. Big discounts on already reduced floor samples. 25% off all custom orders. Plus all lamps and artwork on the floor, will be discounted.

2010 Art Auction

The Louisville Visual Art Association and U of L Hite Art Institute’s 2010 Art Auction is hosting the Auction Preview and Artists Party on Thursday, Oct. 28 from 6-8 p.m. Bidding on the silent auction will be available. Free beer from Falls City Brewing Co. and catering by Bistro 301. The Art Auction will begin […]

Spelling Bee @ Nachbar

Tuesday, Oct. 26 Nachbar 969 Charles St. • 637-4377 Free; 8 p.m. Anybody who’s ever been too drunk to successfully string together a coherent sentence, or fumble the pronunciation of a common word, should appreciate the Herculean feats of intellectual strength exhibited at Nachbar’s “Spleling Be.” The fifth of its kind, the bee affords alcoholic […]

“Derreld A. Hallenbeck: Mid-Century Modern” at Gallery M

“Derreld A. Hallenbeck: Mid-Century Modern — Eco-friendly Furniture Inspired by the Essence of the MCM Style” is at Gallery M from Oct. 29-Jan. 15. Gallery M is located at Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 895-3650. Mechanical and beautiful, Hallenbeck’s eco-friendly furniture is inspired by the essence of the mid-century modern style. These […]

Mary Ann Currier at Cressman Center

Drawing and paintings by Mary Ann Currier are at U of L’s Cressman Center for Visual Arts, 100 E. Main St., 852-0288, through Nov. 27.

Sarabande Reading Series @ 21c

Monday, Oct. 25 21c Museum Hotel 700 W. Main St. Free; 7:30 p.m. Tonight’s poets are Jason Schneiderman and Jennifer Kronovet, and the musical guest is Heather Summers.

“Sketches of the Alhambra” at Caffe Classico

Graciela Perrone is presenting “Sketches of the Alhambra” of dance, music and paintings on Nov. 12 at 10 p.m. at Caffe Classico, 2144 Frankfort Ave., 895-0076. $10 cover charge. It is a step forward to her production of “Brushstrokes of the Alhambra” featuring flamenco dances and songs. Her new paintings will be displayed at Caffee […]

Weekender: Oct. 23-24

•David Sedaris Sunday, Oct. 24 Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center 501 W. Main St. $38-$45; 7 p.m. When David Sedaris takes the stage, you certainly can’t call the event “A reading and signing.” The much-published satirist and humorist isn’t giving a stand-up comedy concert — yet he’s got multiple Grammy nominations to show that he knows […]

2010 Governor’s Awards in the Arts

The 2010 Governor’s Awards in the Arts have been awarded to Stephen Rolfe Powell, Hilliard Lyons, Mayfield/Graves County Art Guild, Melanie Wood, Loyal Jones, Mountain Arts Center, Rich Copley, Annie Potts and Al Shands. The public ceremony is Thursday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m. at the Capitol in Frankfort.

Happy Hour @ Fourth Street Live

Friday, Oct. 22 Fourth Street Live Free; 7-9 p.m. Please join Another Colour this Friday at 4th Street Live for their Happy Hour on the Street celebration.

Sexperts @ White Oak

Friday, Oct. 22 White Oak 620 E. Market St. sexyslang.com/louisville-party.html Free; 8 p.m. Join husband and wife & author team at The White Oak in Louisville on Friday Oct. 22 at 8:00pm, as they celebrate the release of their first book, Sexy Slang’s Bedroom Challenges: 69 Ways to Spice Up Your Sex Life. This is the […]

Friends of the Library Book Sale @ Douglass Community Center

Oct. 22-24 Douglass Community Center Gym 2305 Douglass Blvd. 574-1648 murphy@lfpl.org There will be a harvest of good reads from all literary genres. Books for adults and children are priced from $0.50 to $3.00. Preview night for Friends members will be Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Memberships will be available at the door. […]