Monthly Archives: January 2011

Weekender: Jan. 22-23

•Punch Brothers Saturday, Jan. 22 Bomhard Theater, Kentucky Center 501 W. Main St. • 562-0100 www.punchbrothers.com $22.50-$27.50; 8 p.m. Despite its down-home flavor, the songs on Punch Brothers’ Antifogmatic are city creations, borne of bonhomie at residencies played once the band relocated to New York. Post-Nickel Creek, Chris Thile is reveling further in the rough, […]

InKY Reading Series @ The Bard’s Town

Friday, Jan. 21 The Bard’s Town 1801 Speed Ave. www.inkyreadingseries.com Free; 7 p.m. The InKY Reading Series will open its 2011 season with a night of two genres featuring fiction writer Alex Taylor and poet Sean Patrick Hill. Alex Taylor is originally from Rosine, Kentucky and now teaches in the MFA program at McNeese State University in […]

Damaged Goods @ Fat Daddy’s Pizza

Friday, Jan. 21 Fat Daddy’s Pizza 10619 W. Manslick Road • 363-7551 Free; 7 p.m. Damaged Goods improv troupe and I have something in common. I wish I could say I was as hilariously creative as they are, but the only thing I can truthfully claim that we share is a January birthday. To celebrate […]

‘Meaning of Sport in Community’ @ Portland

Jan. 21-22 Various locations www.goportland.org Free; 7 p.m. (Fri.), 11 a.m. (Sat.) As a city blessed with the highest per capita parks-to-people ratio in the nation, Louisville has a storied tradition of neighborhood pastimes. Now, the increasing corporatization of sports as spectacle, coupled with systematic dismantling of urban neighborhoods, has changed the way people live […]

‘Rhythm in Relief’ @ Cressman Center

Jan. 21-Feb. 26 Cressman Center for Visual Arts Gallery 100 E. Main St. • 852-0288 www.art.louisville.edu Folk artist LaVon Williams’ exhibition “Rhythm in Relief” has more than 60 woodcarvings designed to make you feel the rhythm. The exhibit, organized by the Kentucky Folk Art Center at Morehead State University, overflows with the African-American heritage of […]

Weekend visual art events

The ArtsWORK-New Albany Networking and Workshop presents Al Gorman on Saturday, Jan. 22 from 10-11 a.m. at the Carnegie Center for Art and History, 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany, 812-944-7336. Gorman is the Director of Studio Arts for Zoom Group, will be discussing StudioWorks, a unique studio/gallery for adult artists with developmental disabilities, […]

Cabaret Life Drawing + Yoga with Art

This Sunday, exotic dancer Ami Burton will sizzle your drawing practice with her fun and provocative poses. For the past three years, Ami has worked as an exotic dancer. Her work as a dancer has helped her to become very limber, allowing her to cultivate moves that are animated, twisted, and yoga-inspired. Cabaret Life Drawing […]

“What I Keep: Photographs by Susan Mullally” at The 930

“What I Keep: Photographs by Susan Mullally” at The 930, 930 Mary St., 635-2554. The exhibition will be on view from Jan. 21-March 6. The opening reception is Friday, Jan. 21 from 7-10 p.m. with a free concert by Cheyenne Marie Mize and husband&wife. “This work explores ideas of class, race, ownership, value, cultural identification […]

“Strange Attractors: Exchanges between Reason and Potential” at IUS

“Strange Attractors: Exchanges between Reason and Potential” is at the Ronald L. Barr Gallery at IUS, 4201 Grant Line Rd., New Albany. The opening reception is on Jan. 20 from 5-7 p.m. Artists included are Daniel Bare & Valerie Zimany, Brian Boldon, Russel Hulsey & Thomas deLisle, Kris Grey, Gibbs Rounsavall, Travis Shaffer, Dmitry “Dima” Strakovsky, […]

Black History celebrations @ Frazier Museum

Jan. 20-Feb. 10 Frazier International History Museum 829 W. Main St. www.fraziermuseum.org In honor of Black History Month, the Frazier History Museum is partnering with Kentucky Opera and Fund for the Arts to present FREE happy hour events on January 20 and 27 and February 3 and 10. From 5 to 7 p.m. each evening, […]

Louisville Orchestra NightLites @ Brown Theatre & IUS

Jan. 20 & 22 www.louisvilleorchestra.org $20; 584-7777 On Thursday, Jan. 20, at 6:30pm Principal Pops Conductor, Bob Bernhardt brings his light-hearted manner to the Brown Theatre for the second NightLites concert of the season.  The program will feature favorites from stage and screen including works by Gershwin, Joplin and Bernstein.  Single tickets range from $20-$26 […]

‘Lyle Janes Show Live’ @ Alley Theater

Thursday, Jan. 20 Art Sanctuary at Alley Theater 1205 E. Washington St. www.youtube.com/lylejanes $10; 8 p.m. Like Wayne and Garth before him, Lyle Janes has to be the modern king of public access cable. During the past 12 years of “The Lyle Janes Show,” he has garnered a huge local following interviewing actors, musicians, politicians […]

Tom Mabe @ The Improv

Jan. 20-23 The Improv Fourth Street Live www.improvlouisville.com $15; various times Louisville original Tom Mabe has been proclaimed a “comic superhero” by sources as varied as The New York Times and Paul Harvey — and now he’s bringing his superpowers home to Louisville once again. Most noted for his outlandish public pranks, he’s released three […]

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ @ Walden Theatre

Jan. 20-29 Walden Theatre 1123 Payne St. • 589-0084 www.waldentheatre.org $8-$15; 7:30 p.m. (plus 2 p.m. Sat.) You’ve likely read it at least once and have probably seen the movie, but no one’s going to make you take a test or write about it — unless maybe you’re one of the thousand or so students […]

Larry Beisler’s “Organics” at Arts Council of S. Indiana

The Arts Council of Southern Indiana’s Pat Harrison Arts Center Gallery, 820 E. Market St. in New Albany, 812-949-4238, is showing Larry Beisler’s “Organics” from Jan. 20- March 18. The opening reception is Feb. 4 from 6-8 p.m. His inspiration for his abstract forms comes from nature. He has no preconceived idea as to what […]

White to design new glass sculpture for Falls of the Ohio

Brook Forrest White, Jr., owner of Flame Run, 828 E. Market St., has been selected to create a new glass sculpture for the rotunda at The Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center, 201 W. Riverside Dr. in Clarksville, 812-280-9970.

Full Moon Yoga @ Shine

Wednesday, Jan. 19 Shine 732 Jefferson St. www.shinelouisville.com $7 (suggested donation); 8:30 p.m. There’s something about full moons, chocolate and “Steel Magnolias” that bring women together like nothing else. The latter two, well, no one knows exactly why. But the first has been happening since the days of cavemen, when women’s menstruation cycles were synced […]

Roe v. Wade Anniversary @ various locations

Jan. 19-23 Various locations wenches.wordpress.com Saturday marks the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion (with a 7-to-2 vote). The pro-life/pro-choice debate is as heated today as it was then. There’ll be several events around town this week to commemorate this important decision — Tonight: performance by the Theater […]

‘Etudes: A Daily Practice’ @ Hite Art Institute Galleries

Through Feb. 13 Hite Art Institute Galleries Schneider Hall, U of L • 852-4483 www.art.louisville.edu Four local groups have gotten together to bring international textile artist Jane Dunnewold to town, and they definitely plan to keep her busy. U of L already has her exhibition “Etudes: A Daily Practice” up. Dunnewold will give a lecture […]

‘The Gift of the Magi’ @ Fern Creek High School

Jan. 18 & 20 Fern Creek Traditional High School 9115 Fern Creek Road 485-8251 $5; 7 p.m. “The Gift of the Magi” is based on the classic O. Henry story about the young married couple who discover the true meaning of giving when deciding on surprise Christmas gifts for each other.