Monthly Archives: May 2011

Teri Dryden at Hudson Home

Teri Dryden’s exhibition “Ex-Libris” is at Hudson Home, 806 E. Market St., 384-4977, from May 31-June 25. The opening is during the June 3 First Friday Trolley Hop from 6-9 p.m.

“Da Vinci – The Genius” at the Frazier History Museum

“Da Vinci-The Genius” is at the Frazier History Museum, 753-5663, through Sept. 18. It demonstrates the full scope of Leonardo da Vinci’s remarkable genius in many fields, including inventor and artist. $18.50, $10 members.

Weekender: May 28-30

•Starlight Strawberry Festival Saturday, May 28 St. John Baptist Catholic Church 8310 St. John Road, Starlight, Ind. • 812-923-5785 www.stjohnstarlight.org/strawberryfestival Free; 10 a.m. Strawberries are not absent from pop culture — strawberry wine, strawberry shortcake, “Strawberry Fields Forever.” For the 33rd year, we can tack the annual Strawberry Festival of Starlight, Ind., onto that list. […]

Visual art weekend events

The Speed Art Museum, 2035 S. Third St., 634-2700, is offering free admission to military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day as part of the National Endowment for the Art’s Blue Star Museums program. The Speed will begin offering free admission to active military personnel on Saturday, May 28. The complete list of […]

Cabaret Life Drawing + Yoga

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 […]

Beatersville Group Art Show

The Liberty Tattoo and Art Parlor, 2801 S 3rd St., 637-4777, is presenting the Beatersville Group Art Show. Participating artists include David Brooks, Scott Shuffitt, Ms.Pinny, Suzanne Edds, Gary Bell, Mitch Lin, Brianne DeRolph, Brad White, Amy Pender and Jeral Tidwell. The exhibition runs through June 24. The Beatersville Art Party is Friday, May 27 […]

Cardinal Singers @ Trinity United Methodist Church

Friday, May 27 Trinity United Methodist Church 2796 Charlestown Road, New Albany 812-944-2229 Free; 7:30 p.m. The Cardinal Singers from the University of Louisville will present a program of magnificent choral music in preparation for the ensemble’s trip to Germany during which it will compete in three prestigious choral competitions, including the Marktoberdorf Competition.

Organist Rudy De Vos @ Cathedral of the Assumption

Friday, May 27 Cathedral of the Assumption 433 S. Fifth St. 582-2971 Free; 7:30 p.m. De Vos will play works by Buxtehude, Roberday, Bach, Bovet, Lemare, Tournemire, Vierne and Lanquetuit. This is the final performance of the season’s Kelty Endowed Organ Recital Series of the Center for Interfaith Relations.

Blackberry Smoke @ KFC Yum! Center

Friday, May 27 KFC Yum! Center www.ticketmaster.com $45+; 7 p.m. Blackberry Smoke is definitely as good of a band as it is a name for the weed I like to imagine they named themselves after. This Georgia-bred band’s blend of Southern rock harkens back to a day when the guys in the Marshall Tucker Band […]

CunninLynguists @ The Vernon Club

Friday, May 27 The Vernon Club 1575 Story Ave. www.vernonclub.com $10, 7 p.m. (doors) This may be blasphemous to some, but the title of “best rap group from Kentucky” no longer seems to belong to the boys from Bowling Green. No disrespect to the brothers Nappy, but CunninLynguists — note for note, album for album […]

FAT Friday Trolley Hop

FAT Friday — the Frankfort Avenue Trolley on the final friday of the month, May 27. Explore the art galleries, shops and restaurants along Frankfort, Story and Mellwood Avenues from 6-10 p.m. There’s free parking, the hop on ad off the free trolley. Creative Diversity, 107 S. Ewing Ave.,  is having a Music-Hot Dog-Art Party […]

Arts Council of Louisville participating in ArtsBookUSA

The Arts Council of Louisville, 332 W. Broadway, 585-9525, is participating in ArtsBookUSA. The national online comprehensive arts directory has an easy to use web template so you can market your art. The initiative is in collaboration with the copyrighted technology of Gordon Communications.

Marvin Dixon @ The Improv

May 26-29 The Improv Fourth Street Live www.improvlouisville.com $15; various times I have officially dubbed Marvin Dixon “The Miami Fun Machine.” I can do that, ya’ know? I have the power to assign nicknames to people on a whim. Launching his career as a radio host on one of Miami’s biggest stations has allowed Dixon […]

Abbey Road on the River @ Belvedere

May 26-30 Belvedere www.abbeyroadontheriver.com $30+; various times Memories of the Fab Four will descend upon Louisville once again this Memorial Day weekend in the form of Abbey Road on the River. Some 70 bands from all over the planet will crank out music of the Beatles and other artists of the 1960s. Highlights this year […]

Vote for the New Albany Public Art Project

The Carnegie Center for Art and History and the New Albany Urban Enterprise Association have announced a new community fundraising campaign to support the 2011 New Albany Public Art Project: Bicentennial Series. This campaign is being presented through IndieGoGo, an online, collaborative fundraising platform. The goal of the Project’s IndieGoGo campaign is to raise $4,000, […]

Waterfront Wednesday @ Big Four Lawn

Wednesday, May 25 Waterfront Park, Big Four Lawn www.wfpk.org Free; 5 p.m. After falling victim to inclement weather in April, Waterfront Wednesday returns this month with Harper Blynn, Cabin and Cincinnati-based Over the Rhine, the husband-and-wife duo of Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist. Collaborating with Grammy Award-winning producer Joe Henry, Over the Rhine recently released […]

‘Save Our Shotguns’ @ Preservation Louisville

Through May 31 Preservation Louisville 631 S. Fifth St. • 540-5146 www.preservationlouisville.org Love ’em or hate ’em, Louisville has the largest concentration of shotgun houses in the country. Unfortunately, many are in disrepair, forcing Preservation Louisville to place the shotgun house on its “Top 10 Most Endangered Historic Places List.” As part of National Preservation […]

‘A Touch of Pink’ @ Tim Faulkner Gallery

Through May 31 Tim Faulkner Gallery 632 E. Market St. • 381-1314 www.timfaulknergallery.com First, a few sobering facts about breast cancer: One in eight women will develop the disease during her lifetime, and last year, more than 200,000 new cases were diagnosed in the United States. The good news: The overall survival rate is 89 […]

‘Bill Luster: Photographic Memories’ @ Paul Paletti Gallery

Through May 31 Paul Paletti Gallery 713 E. Market St. • 589-9254 www.paulpalettigallery.com Bill Luster is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist worthy of a retrospective. So the Paul Paletti Gallery felt it was only right to give him one, the first time they have shown a living local artist. His photographs tell stories of American life, […]

‘Dark Side of the Empire’ @ Ultra Pop

Through June 3 Ultra Pop! 1414 Bardstown Road www.ultra-pop.com If you’re a “Star Wars” geek, there’s still time to catch the “Dark Side of the Empire” exhibit at Ultra Pop, which features paintings, screenprints and sculptures that focus on the villains from “The Empire Strikes Back.” Why just the villains from that film? Because it’s […]