Monthly Archives: November 2010

“Planes, Trains and Superheroes” at KMAC

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102, is showing “Planes, Trains and Superheroes – Toys from Kentucky Collections” through Dec. 31. The exhibition features more than 100 games, gadgets and toys that have inspired childhood imagination for decades. Guests will see all the classics, from pedal cars and tin toys […]

Cirque Dreams Holidaze @ Louisville Palace

Nov. 23-28 Louisville Palace • 583-4555 $19-$54; various times Nothing says Christmas like men in tights doing somersaults in mid-air. It’s the “Cirque” take on the holiday, so you can expect to see snowmen, Santa and candy canes, as well as humans contorting into compromising positions … in a G-rated way, of course. Directed […]

“2nd Annual Fabulous $500 and Under Show” at the Christy Zurkuhlen Gallery

It’s time for the “2nd Annual Fabulous $500 and Under Show” at the Christy Zurkuhlen Gallery (4820 Brownsboro Center, 777-1794) through Jan. 1. The participating artists are some of the best in town, including Claudia Hammer, James Russell May and Jacque Parsley.

‘Plaid Tidings’ @ Derby Dinner Playhouse

Through Dec. 31 Derby Dinner Playhouse 525 Marriott Drive, Clarksville 812-288-2632 $40; various times Four young, quirky, and talented singers from 1964 return from the dead and aren’t sure why they’ve returned, but a phone call from the heavenly Rosemary Clooney lets them know that they are needed to put a little harmony into a […]

‘Deep Down’ @ Fern Creek High School

Monday, Nov. 22 Fern Creek High School 9115 Fern Creek Road Free; 1 p.m. “Deep Down: A Story From The Heart Of Coal Country” — Beverly May and Terry Ratliff grew up like kin on opposite sides of a mountain ridge in eastern Kentucky. Now in their 50s, the two find themselves in the […]

Chasson Higdon at Tim Faulkner Gallery

Louisville artist Chasson Higdon has explored many different mediums throughout the years. Whether it’s creating nostalgic acrylic images inspired by stained glass windows or elegant figures in oil that harkens back to times gone by, his style and vision have remained consistent. Self taught and highly motivated, Chasson has continued to find his artistic voice and search […]

Gary Chapman at KCTC

Through Nov. 22 Paintings by Gary Chapman Krantz Art Gallery Jefferson Community and Technical College First and Chestnut streets Closing reception: 4-6 p.m. (Nov. 22) Beefsteaks. Sledgehammers. Missiles. Gary Chapman’s paintings read like the thesis your English professor always dreamed you would write — finely crafted, evocative, eloquent. Not surprising coming from this accomplished artist […]

Weekender: Nov. 20-21

St. Gabriel’s Women’s Club Annual Fall Craft Show is Saturday, Nov. 20 from  9:00 am – 3:00 pm at 5505 Bardstown Rd. in Fern Creek. Two buildings full of handmade crafts, artwork, jewelry and gifts. Concessions available. ArtsWORK-New Albany is featuring artist C.J. Pressma on Saturday Nov. 20  from 10-11 am at the Carnegie Center, 201 […]

Orgone at Headliners

Friday, Nov. 19 Orgone Headliners Music Hall 1386 Lexington Road • 584-8088 $10; 9 p.m. Funk isn’t the word that immediately comes to mind when describing Los Angeles. There isn’t anything particularly funky about Angels HQ, unless you mean the smell of homeless people on Sunset or a consistent, hovering smog in summer. But […]

Vaud-Ville at the Vernon Club

Friday, Nov. 19 Vaud-Ville Vernon Club 1575 Story Ave. • 584-8460 $6; 9 p.m. Love is in the air with the help of harnesses. Cirque Airotic is the brand new aerial burlesque troupe founded in August by Mia Sullivan and Terri Kendall, who have joined a growing army of like-minded rehabilitators of burlesque, whose […]

‘Get the Led Out’ at the Kentucky Center

Friday, Nov. 19 Get the Led Out Kentucky Center 501 W. Main St. • 584-7777 $28; 8 p.m. Led Zeppelin’s reputation hinges on the studio recordings. Even rabid fans admit that the onstage Zep sometimes got by on the sheer presence of the foursome balancing each other like the points of the compass. A tribute […]

‘Greening the Bluegrass’ at Carmichael’s

Friday, Nov. 19 ‘Greening the Bluegrass’ Carmichael’s Bookstore 2720 Frankfort Ave. • 896-6950 Free; 7 p.m. Starting in downtown Louisville, the drive to Hazard, Ky., is about 200 miles, and although the region has been decimated by mountaintop-removal mining, the four-hour drive comes highly recommended. At Carmichael’s on Nov. 19, author Sally Van Winkle Campbell […]

Cabaret Life Drawing and Yoga with Art

This Sunday, flamenco dancer and painter Graciela Perrone will delight you with her elegant and graceful flamenco-inspired poses. Seeing Graciela Perrone dance, sing and paint her flamenco is a truly evocative experience. She has found a way to take these dramatically different art forms and blend them together as if they were always meant to […]

Irwin and Radtke at Zephyr Gallery

Stephen Irwin and Chris Radtke’s ”In the Pink” is opening on Friday, Nov. 19 at Zephyr Gallery, 610 E. Market St., 585-5646, . The opening reception is from 6-9 p.m. The exhibition runs through Jan. 1.  From Radtke’s series entitled “Notes on Self,” the dimensions for each piece are the artist’s personal space.  Made to the […]

Woodford Distillery by the Plein Air Painters

The Plein Air Painters of Kentucky are a group of artists who paint various landscapes and historic areas throughout the Kentuckiana area. This year they painted Woodford Reserve Distillery in Bardstown, (859) 879-1953, and its surroundings. The paintings are on exhibit in the Conference Center (Dryer House) through Dec. 30.

Discovery of Puerto Rico Day party

Nancy Torra, GLIP (Greater Louisville International Professionals) Puerto Rico Ambassador, is organizing a celebration for Discovery of Puerto Rico Day and you’re invited to join the party. Learn and experience dancing with fellow friends of Puerto Rico. Puerto Rican’s national holiday–Discovery Day, is a day of celebration among families and friends with food, music and […]

Ali Center celebrates its 5th anniversary

Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. Sixth St., 992-5301, is celebrating its 5th anniversary.  On Friday, Nov. 19 and Saturday, Nov. 20,the Center invites the community to share in this landmark anniversary and to view the video presentation of this special Grand Opening Gala celebration, shown to the public for the first time. There will be one […]

National Security Expert Dean Alexander @ Hyatt Regency

Thursday, Nov. 18 Hyatt Regency Regency Ballroom 320 W. Jefferson $20; 5:30 (reception), 7 (lecture) Dean Alexander, Homeland Security Expert will lead a discussion in Al Qaeda today and Al Qaeda-inspired terrorism on US soil as part of the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana’s Global Issues Forum.

Bob Hill @ Floyds Fork Park Building

Thursday, Nov. 18 Floyds Fork Park Building (Behind Shell/Circle K Gas Station 14305 Taylorsville Road; Turn Right (from Louisville/J-town) onto South Pope Lick Road, go over the bridge & ¼ ¼go 1/4 mile, park & parking lot on right) 267-6883 Free; 7 p.m. Floyds Fork Environmental Association presents Bob Hill to speak on “Floyds Fork History:  Faces & Places.”

Brian Leung @ Chao Auditorium

Thursday, Nov. 18 Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library U of L Free; 4 p.m. University of Louisville creative writing professor Brian Leung will read from his recently published novel “Take Me Home.” Leung, an associate professor of English, will discuss his newest work that explores themes of justice, friendship and love set in 1885 Wyoming. In […]