Weekender: May 28-30

•Starlight Strawberry Festival

Saturday, May 28

St. John Baptist Catholic Church

8310 St. John Road, Starlight, Ind. • 812-923-5785


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. This church fundraiser offers much to the berry lover: homegrown strawberries, a strawberry pie-eating contest, a build-your-own Strawberry Shortcake station and a variety of strawberry desserts and drinks. A buffet dinner is served throughout the day, in case you need a break from all of those berries. Live entertainment, a wine and beer garden, and carnival rides also punctuate the festival, closing with an evening of music from The Rumors. “Pretty much everyone loves strawberries, it’s hard to find someone that doesn’t,” says festival committee member Cindy Stumler. Can’t argue with that. —Brandi Terry

•Pin-Up Girl class

Saturday, May 28

Boudoir Louisville Studios

414 Baxter Ave. • 609-6551


$75 (basic class), $175 (deluxe class); 1 p.m.

Pin-up girls are a classic example of glamour. Women like Bettie Page and Marilyn Monroe still continue to influence ideals of beauty, years after the height of their fame. This weekend, with the help of pin-up model and burlesque performer Go-Go Amy, women of Louisville can learn how to emulate that famous look. “Pin-up is more about telling a story than showing a lot of skin … it’s not cookie-cutter glamour,” Amy says. “It’s individualized to the model and her personality.” In her How to Be a Pin-Up Girl class, Amy will cover the basics of pin-up hair styling and makeup. The class will also cover the history of pin-up. The deluxe package includes a shoot with photographer Ryan Armbrust. The class coincides with the classic theme of the Beatersville Car and Bike Show on Sunday (see page 22 for details). —Brandi Terry

•Is She Weird Is She White

Saturday, May 28


2100 S. Preston St. • 635-9227


$8; 9 p.m.

Bobby Bare Jr. contains multitudes, apparently. The Nashville-based singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer, the scion of country legend Bobby Bare, is also the leader of this occasional Pixies tribute band — who just happen to be playing on the same night as ZaZoo’s Pixies tribute band, Come On Pilgrim.

Bare is accompanied on this occasion by Doni Schroader, Beth Cameron and Leah Bergman of Forget Cassettes, a raucous, underappreciated band from the same parts as Bare, and frequent collaborators. The band takes its name from the popular Pixies tune “Is She Weird,” a typically surreal and catchy number about a girl who is weird and, also, white. The rest of the set is unknown to LEO at this time, but it’d be pretty hard for a talented bunch like this to mess up some loveable Pixies songs. And how often do you get to choose Pixies cover bands by neighborhood? —Peter Berkowitz

•‘Poetry, Pop & Paint’

Sunday, May 29

Saints Skybar

731 Breckenridge Lane


$10 (adv.), $15 (door); 8 p.m.

It’s Memorial Day weekend — you don’t have to work Monday, so there’s no excuse not to make it out to — and perhaps make out at — “Poetry, Pop & Paint,” the latest performance-meets-party event by artist Divinity Rose. At the last LGBT Night at Stevie Ray’s (first Wednesday of the month), I got a chance to see Divinity entertain a small but willing crowd with her poetry, body paint and extravagant costumes. She’d be in the bathroom for an hour just to prepare for a five-minute monologue. This show should be no different — and it’ll include models, spoken-word artist Truth B. Told, comedian Raanan Hershberg and hip-hop poet Touch Armour Class. Divinity will also perform new material from her upcoming album, Doomsday Lover. —Sara Havens

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