Monthly Archives: June 2011

Bobbie Ann Mason @ Louisville Free Public Library

Thursday, June 30 Louisville Free Public Library 301 York St. • 574-1644 Free; 7 p.m. Kentucky native Bobbie Ann Mason has made the bluegrass proud — she’s become an in-demand institution in literary fiction. Her newest book is “The Girl in the Blue Beret,” which she’ll read from and discuss as part of the Louisville […]

‘Billy Childish is Dead’ @ Dreamland

Wednesday, June 29 Dreamland 812 E. Market St. $5; 8 p.m. It ought to be an international crime that Billy Childish is not more well known, or taught in schools yet. As a musician, he has been inhumanely productive, leading garage-punk-blues bands like Thee Milkshakes, Thee Mighty Caesars and Thee Headcoats, amongst others, releasing […]

‘Triptych’ @ Galerie Hertz

Through July 3 Galerie Hertz 1253 S. Preston St. • 551-1017 “Triptych” is a work with three parts, which is an excellent description of the exhibition “Triptych,” featuring new works by mixed-media artists Gayle Cerlan, Jacque Parlsey and Caroline Waite. All revel in the found object, but their stories, created in sculptures, collages and […]

Louisville Clay meeting open to public

Louisville Clay is hosting their quarterly meeting on Wednesday, June 29 at 7 p.m. at The Chapel of St. Philip at 236 Woodbine St.  The meeting is open to the public. For more information, visit  Directions are on the calendar.

Louisville Creative Center seeking artists

The Louisville Creative Center (LCC) is a grassroots nonprofit arts education and arts production organization that serves the Kentuckiana region. They provide an organized structure for working artists to mentor those who wish to learn from them. If you have a programming idea that might fit the LCC mission, or if you have a class […]

U of L’s Hite Art Institute showing summer exhibitions

U of L’s Hite Art Institute, Schneider Hall Galleries, 502-852-4483, has three different exhibitions in its galleries. All shows run from June 27-Aug. 7. The opening reception is Tuesday, July 14 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The Belknap Gallery features an exhibition of artists’ books from the collection of the Bridwell Art Library. Images of the “Sphinx” […]

Temporary Art Sparks at Speed

The Speed Art Museum’s Art Sparks is temporarily closed due to water damage from the recent storms. Visit the “pop-up” Art Sparks in the center of the museum for hands-on fun for kids and an art making activity that changes every day. 2035 S. Third St., 634-2700.

“ICONS” by David Green at Heine Brothers Coffee

David Green is showing “ICONS” at Heine Brothers Coffee, 3060 Bardstown Rd. from June 27-Aug. 8.

Sarabande Reading Series @ 21c

Monday, June 27 21c Museum Hotel 700 W. Main St. • 217-6300 Free; 7:30 p.m. New poetry collection “Your Father on the Train of Ghosts” was developed when a torrential cloudburst of collaborative ideas conveyed in emails between G.C. Waldrep and John Gallaher maintained intensity until it was almost time for someone to build an […]

Cabaret Life Drawing + Yoga with Art

This Sunday, multi-faceted dancer, 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 […]

Visual art weekend events

On Saturday, June 25, Flo Gallery and Studio, 803 E. Market St., 502-262-2167, is holding a trunk sale from 12-5 p.m. It will feature wearables from the clothing collection of designer/artist Britt Rynearson and jewelry made by Amy Lemaire.

Weekender: June 25-26

•Police Teeth Saturday, June 25 Cahoots 1047 Bardstown Road • 454-6687 $5; 10 p.m. Awesomer Than the Devil is the third and latest album from Police Teeth, which should hopefully help you understand their perspective musically and, well, worldwide. Confidence is clearly not a problem for the Seattle-based melodic rockers, who can surely count […]

Umphrey’s McGee @ Iroquois Amphitheater

Friday, June 24 Iroquois Amphitheater 1080 Amphitheater Road $22.50 adv., $25 door; 7:30 p.m. Umphrey’s McGee has built a loyal following since forming in 1997, with constant touring and high-profile spots at Bonnaroo, Forecastle and elsewhere. The band returns in the Iroquois Amphitheater Summer Concert Series, bringing its own unique take on improvised rock. They […]

‘Wingman’ @ Village 8 Theaters

Friday, June 24 Village 8 Theaters 4014 Dutchmans Lane $10; 8 p.m. The new kryptonite may be underperforming 401Ks and plunging consumer confidence, as we learn from the goofy new superhero comedy “Wingman.” Shot entirely in Louisville by Louisvillians, the low-budget indie premieres Friday with a one-night showing at Village 8 Theatres. “Wingman” stars Kent […]

‘Two Centuries of Black Louisville’ @ Ekstrom Library

June 24-Sept. 9 Ekstrom Library, U of L 2301 S. Third St. • 852-6762 In conjunction with the recent release of “Two Centuries of Black Louisville: A Photographic History,” U of L’s Photographic Archives is hosting a special exhibit of some of the images featured in the book. The photos span nearly a century from […]

June 24 FAT Friday

FAT Friday — the Frankfort Ave. Trolley on the final Friday of the month, June 24. Explore the art galleries, shops and restaurants along Frankfort, Story and Mellwood Avenues from 6-9 p.m. There’s free parking, then hop on and off the free trolley.

Louisville Clay meeting

Advance notice: Louisville Clay will be hosting their quarterly meeting on Wednesday, June 29 at 7 p.m. at The Chapel of St. Philip at 236 Woodbine St.  The meeting is open to the public. For more information, visit  Directions are on the calendar.

Sustainable City Series @ Glassworks

Thursday, June 23 Glassworks 815 W. Market St. Free; 5:30 p.m. Cities: How do they work? Unlike, say, magnets, the urban form and the questions it poses to architects, city planners and movers-and-shakers aren’t miraculous or mysterious. In fact, they’re the bread and butter for the Urban Design, whose latest Sustainable Cities forum, “Ideas […]

Lisa Austin to speak at ArtsWORK-New Albany

Registration required. ArtsWORK-New Albany is presenting Lisa Austin on Saturday, June 25 from 10-11 a.m. at the Carnegie Center, 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany. Austin will speak about “Mid-Career Crisis,” how a successful and well-established potter had to start over and successfully reinvented herself as a mixed media artist. These programs are free […]

Junior Boys @ Headliners

Wednesday, June 22 Headliners Music Hall 1386 Lexington Road • 584-8088 $12 adv., $15 door; 9 p.m. Inspirations cited by Junior Boys for their new album, It’s All True: “Namely Orson Welles, Howard Hughes, China, in particular Shanghai, Japan (the band, not the country), Banana Ripple ice cream, Carl Craig and analogue synths, but […]