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 blown-glass to paintings and handmade jewelry. While browsing the booths along Cherokee Parkway, fairgoers can enjoy food — including tasty grilled fare — and drink — including ice-cold beer, which will be served until 8 p.m. on Saturday. There will be an art tent for children, as well as live music throughout the weekend: On Saturday, No Tools Loaned (bluegrass) and Cosa Seria (salsa) play, and on Sunday, King Sonic (rockabilly) and The Jaywalkers (blues/rock) take the stage. The art fair is a pet-free zone, so leave Fido home; just be sure and buy him an artsy gift to make up for it. —Sarah Kelley
Saturday, April 30
2126 Preston St. • 634-4147
$10; 8 p.m.
Some relationships are like a knee-weakening addiction. It’s that sort of inter-personal addiction that has held Kevin Fletcher, Chris Armstrong and Sean Smith, the core of Uh-Huh Baby Yeah!, together since 2004. They’ve broken up, gotten back together, changed names, and experimented with genres time and again; but three years ago, with the addition of guitarists John Braboy and Johnny Blaze, things began to come into focus. Now, after releasing their debut EP, Sex Panther!, last year, Uh-Huh Baby Yeah! is ready for the world to hear their first full-length album, Til Death Do Us Party, coming out on Little Heart Records in May. They will perform at the album’s release party this Saturday. —Brent Owen
Saturday, April 30
$20-$65; 8 p.m.
When I was 11, my friend Clark and I put my 45-rpm copy of “We Are the Champions” on repeat on his mom’s turntable. And we listened to it, like, 178 times in a row. When the Louisville Orchestra presents The Music of Queen Saturday at the Louisville Palace, chances are you’ll get a broader mix from the catalog of the group that brought us “Bohemian Rhapsody” and other classics. The Music of Queen premiered in 2009 and quickly garnered a following, along with critical acclaim. Singer Brody Dolyniuk handles the tough job of recreating Freddy Mercury’s vocals, while the orchestra will provide all the musical dynamics. If you go, expect to hear songs from Classic Queen, A Night at the Opera, Sheer Heart Attack and more. Listen closely, though, because they will only be played once. —Kevin Gibson
•’Wrong Way to Hope’ documentary
Saturday, April 30
636 E. Main St. • 583-0075
Free; 6:30 p.m.
Join Gilda’s Club for the Louisville screening of “Wrong Way to Hope,” a documentary released nationwide about young adult survivors of cancer who embark on a journey deep in the Owyhee River gorge in Canada.
Sunday, May 1
Harvey Browne Presbyterian Church
311 Browns Lane • 585-BACH
$18 ($14 seniors, $12 students); 3 p.m.
The final curtain falls on the venerable Louisville Bach Society with a performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B Minor on Sunday at Harvey Browne Presbyterian Church. The Bach Society was founded in 1964 by Melvin Dickinson and his wife, Margaret, who are retiring this year. The Mass in B Minor — written by Bach in 1748 and possibly never performed in his lifetime — is considered one of the foundation works of all classical music. In his program notes for the concert, Dr. John Hale says, “To hear the ‘B Minor Mass’ is to enter a cathedral of sound, unimaginably vast, yet completely wrought.” The Bach Society first presented the work in 1966, and it has been reprised several times since. Society members felt no other work would more fittingly honor the Dickinsons. Mr. Dickinson conducts. —Bill Doolittle