Monthly Archives: April 2011

Weekender: April 30-May 1

•Cherokee Triangle Art Fair April 30-May 1 Cherokee Parkway at Willow Avenue Free; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aside from allergies, unpredictable weather and the Derby, nothing says spring in Louisville like the Cherokee Triangle Art Fair. Now in its 40th year, the event will feature the wares of more than 200 artists, ranging from pottery and […]

Visual art weekend events

The 40th Annual Cherokee Triangle Art Fair is Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1. Cave Hill Cemetery is holding a Historical Walking Tour on Sunday, May 1 from 1-2:30 p.m. Steve Wiser, architect and historian, is the tour guide. Cost is $15. Call 451-5630 to RSVP.

Cabaret Life Drawing + Yoga with Art

This Sunday, multi-faceted performer Olivia Klotz will model for your drawing pleasure. Olivia has Ballet training from the UofL Dance School and began Contra dancing at the Advent Church in Louisville. In 2004 she started belly dancing under the instruction of Taletha, a prominent belly dancer of Kenuckiana. Most of Olivia’s dance repertoire is with […]

“Inspire’ par la Nature (Inspired by Nature)” at ARCHITYPE Gallery

ARCHITYPE Gallery, 1764 Frankfort Ave., is presenting “Inspire’ par la Nature (Inspired by Nature)” on Friday, April 29, beginning at 6 pm. It will feature 63 landscape paintings by 18 regional artists who are members of the Louisville Area Plein Air Painters. The featured artists are Jerry Smith, N. Deborah Hazlett, Lynn Dunbar, Mary Sasse, […]

April 29 FAT Friday

FAT Friday — the Frankfort Avenue Trolley on the final Friday of the month, April 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. United Crescent Hill Ministries, 150 S. State St., will be open during […]

King Kong & Cirque Airotic @ Monkey Wrench

Friday, April 29 Monkey Wrench 1025 Barret Ave. 582-2433 $10; 9 p.m. Cirque Airotic, aerial burlesque troupe, and King Kong with their cerebral brand of funky blues rock, perform along with DJ Matt Anthony. Come dressed as yourself or your favorite movie character!!  It’s Movie Night with a special appearance by Darth Vader.

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver @ Shepherdsville Music Barn

Friday, April 29 Shepherdsville Music Barn 1833 Hwy. 44, Shepherdsville • 807-9604 $12; 8 p.m. Doyle Lawson is a legend, one of the last-standing giants of his generation. Is this a great chance, a blessed opportunity, to see a living piece of history in a great setting, at a reasonable price? You bet your […]

The Fervor @ Zanzabar

Friday, April 29 Zanzabar 2100 Preston St. • 635-ZBAR $6; 10 p.m. The Fervor are a tight machine fueled by the dueling spirits of rock and pop, past and future. They are inspired and indebted to the finest pop rockin’ outfits of the ’60s and ’70s, ’90s and today (fully cognizant of the fact […]

‘The Lottery’ @ Fern Creek High School

April 28-30 Fern Creek Traditional High School 485-6362 $5; 7 p.m. The Fern Creek Theatre production tells the story of a contemporary small town with an unusual annual lottery that no one wants to win. Fern Creek drama teacher Charles J. Rush has adapted the story and is also directing and producing the play.

“Silver in Kentucky, 1800-1860” at Speed Art Museum

“Silver in Kentucky, 1800-1860” will be on display at the Speed Art Museum, 2035 S. Third St., 634-2700, indefinitely. The exhibition features over twenty-five examples of silver hollowware, including pitchers, tea sets and other forms. All come from the state’s finest private collection of Kentucky silver. Along with the work of well-known Kentucky silversmiths like […]

Call for artists

Exhibition gallery space for rent. No sales commission is taken. Two gallery rooms, one 18×18 with 3 walls which rents for $400 and the other 18×30 with 4 walls which rents for $600 each available in monthly increments. The Firehouse Gallery, formerly Carr Waite Studio, 221 Hancock St., located in the NuLu neighborhood of the […]

Call for art

The Arts Association of Oldham County and Gallery 104 are seeking artists for their upcoming “Derby Memories” photography exhibition. Deadline to enter is midnight April 30. Call the gallery at 502-222-3822 or visit for more details.

Sarah Jaffe @ Headliners

Wednesday, April 27 Headliners Music Hall 1386 Lexington Road Free; 8 p.m. This month’s WFPK Waterfront Wednesday has been moved indoors to Headliners due to flooding and weather. It’s free for the first 700 people, so get there early. Tonight’s lineup includes local rockers The Deloreans, singer-songwriter Sarah Jaffe and Ohio popsters Walk the Moon. […]

‘Marine’s Path to Peace’ @ U of L Chao Auditorium

Wednesday, April 27 U of L Chao Auditorium 2301 S. Third St. • 852-0453 Free; 12:30 p.m. Counterintuitive though it may sound, military service and community organizing aren’t mutually exclusive. Former Marine Capt. Rye Barcott discovered this firsthand while living in the slums of Kenya, where he founded a non-governmental organization dedicated to eradicating […]

‘Solo Command Performances’ @ Thrust Theatre

Wednesday, April 27 Thrust Theatre 2314 S. Floyd St. • 852-6814 Free; 7 p.m. Nine U of L graduate students are out to make you laugh, cry and experience every emotion in between at tonight’s “Solo Command Performances.” The plays, penned by the theater students, cover a wide range of genres, including comedy, tragedy and […]

‘12 Days of Derby’ @ The Bard’s Town

April 27-May 7 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road • 817-1906 Free; various times Don’t write a song yet, but this year, The Bard’s Town is getting into the Derby spirit with their “12 Days of Derby Celebration.” Each night leading up to Derby, the live music and comedy venue will host a band, comedian […]

‘Shoemaker: Start to Finish’ @ Kentucky Derby Museum

April 27-Dec. 31 Kentucky Derby Museum Churchill Downs • 637-1111 The Kentucky Derby Museum this week opens a major new exhibition honoring jockey Bill Shoemaker. “The Shoe” retired in 1992 as the leading race winner of all time, with 8,833 victories. Over four decades on the turf, Shoemaker helped define the “Run for the […]

‘Water, Wind and the Sun’ @ Swanson Reed Contemporary

Through May 7 Swanson Reed Contemporary 638 E. Market St. • 589-5466 I walked into the gallery and was both calmed and intrigued by Rick Bennett’s ocean and island paintings. Water lapping against the shore, even in a two-dimensional world, can have that effect. After jolting myself out of a stupor, I then realized […]

Three exhibits @ Mellwood

Through May 21 Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center 1860 Mellwood Ave. • 895-3650 The big draw at the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center is the work of Carlos Gamez de Francisco, the talented young Cuban artist now living in Louisville. His images “seem to escape the laws of reason, physics and biology,” he says. […]

‘Pop! Goes the Easel’ @ Revelry Boutique-Gallery

Through June 1 Revelry Boutique-Gallery 980 Barret Ave. • 276-4799 Two new exhibits are now on display at the Revelry Boutique-Gallery on Barret Avenue. In the REV Gallery is “Pop! Goes the Easel” by Erik Orr, a series of paintings featuring comic book art of the 1940s, ’50s and ’60s reinterpreted on plywood cutouts. […]