Monthly Archives: September 2011

Weekender: Oct. 1-2

•Conjuring & Comedy Cabaret Sunday, Oct. 2 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road www.thebardstown.com $24; 3 p.m. “I need more Vaudeville in my life.” If you’re like me, then that thought has crossed your mind more regularly than you’d care to admit. Smerlin Entertainment has heard your innermost thoughts: They’re bringing it back to The […]

Weekend visual art events

Eugene Thomas and CJ Fletcher are having their annual October Home Art Show on Oct. 1-2 from 12-7 p.m. 1028 S. 6th St., 589-9403. Gallery 104, 104 E. Main St. in LaGrange, 502-222-3822, is showing photographs by E. Ann Stroth through October. “Grumblecakes: a collection of work by Angryblue” is opening on Saturday, Oct. 1 […]

Return of 502 Headz @ Phoenix Hill Tavern

Friday, Sept. 30 Phoenix Hill Tavern 644 Baxter Ave. • 589-4630 $10; 9 p.m. During a brief second residency in Louisville in 1997, the dance-record buyer at ear X-tacy told me about a crew of guys who were holding monthly parties with freestyle battles, b-boys and girls, and some of the better graffiti artists all […]

Ceramics by Patrick Rademaker @ Pottery Rowe

Sept. 30-Oct. 1 Pottery Rowe 2048 Frankfort Ave. • 896-0877 www.potteryrowe.com People travel up career ladders, hoping to reach the top rung well versed in skill and satisfaction. (Artists are no different, except maybe the ladders zigzag more than most.) As time goes on, many want to turn around and help those on the lower […]

UnFair @ Magnolia Bar & Grill

Sept. 30-Oct. 2 Magnolia Bar & Grill 1398 S. Second St. • 637-9052 It’s the first weekend in October, which means it’s time for the St. James Court Art Show knock-off, the UnFair. Since LEO readers just voted the event third best art fair, I probably shouldn’t bore you with details like how it’s not […]

DerbyCon @ Hyatt Regency

Sept. 30-Oct. 2 Hyatt Regency 320 W. Jefferson St. www.derbycon.com $150 (adv.); 9 a.m.-8 p.m. (till 3 p.m. on Sun.) Louisville will host one of the biggest hacker/security conferences in the country this weekend, with a stacked line-up of top national experts in the field of information security. One of those speakers will be Kevin […]

U of L Pride Week @ Various locations

Sept. 30-Oct. 6 Various locations louisville.edu/lgbt Films and speakers dominate the schedule at University of Louisville’s Pride Week, which kicks off on Friday with a dance at the Red Barn (8 p.m.). Highlights include a keynote address by Anthony Rapp, who originated the role of Mark in “Rent” on Broadway and also starred in the […]

‘Chinese Turkestan’ @ Kaviar Forge & Gallery

Sept. 30-Oct. 29 Kaviar Forge & Gallery 1718 Frankfort Ave. • 561-0377 www.craigkaviar.com Opening Reception: Free; 6-9 p.m. Kaviar Forge & Gallery presents “Chinese Turkestan,” a collection of photography by Ryan Pyle, which reveals a dying Chinese culture in the area known as Turkestan. The people of this region remain as they have for generations […]

Sept. 30 FAT Friday Trolley Hop

FAT Friday — the Frankfort Avenue Trolley on the final Friday of the month, Sept. 30. 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. 2011 Photo Biennial opening receptions during FAT Friday: Cressman Center, Kaviar Gallery, […]

2011 St. James Court Art Show

The St. James Court Art Show is Friday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, October 1 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 2 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Jeanie Maddox’s one-night art show

The Arts Council of Southern Indiana, 820 E. Market St. in New Albany, 812-949-4238, is showing Jeanie Maddox on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 6-9 p.m. This exhibition is a special one night St. James Art Show preview.

Ghost Wolves @ The Rudyard Kipling

Thursday, Sept. 29 The Rudyard Kipling 422 W. Oak St. www.theghostwolves.com $TBD; 9 p.m. Do you wish the Black Keys had a female frontperson? Well, worry no more! The Ghost Wolves, from Austin, Texas, are coming to your Rudyard Kipling listening-room on Thursday to show you what the White Stripes might have looked like if […]

‘Note to Self’ by Rodney Hatfield @ Swanson Contemporary

Through Oct. 8
 Swanson Contemporary 638 E. Market St. • 589-5466 www.swansonreedgallery.com Gallery owners must dance for joy when they represent an artist whose work consistently sells. On that note, Chuck Swanson has to be ecstatic for his show with Rodney Hatfield, aka the Art Snake. Swanson has been exhibiting Hatfield’s work every two years […]

Shih Chieh Huang & Mickey Smith @ LOT Gallery

Through Oct. 23 Land of Tomorrow Gallery 233 W. Broadway www.landoftomorrow.org Last week, two very different exhibitions opened up at the Land of Tomorrow Gallery, but both use familiar items in compelling ways. In “Luminosity,” Shih Chieh Huang’s larger-than-life sculptures catch the eye with colored lights and biomorphic movements that gently fade into one another, […]

‘Dracula’ @ Actors Theatre

Through Oct. 30 Actors Theatre of Louisville 316 W. Main St. • 584-1205 www.actorstheatre.org $37+; various times Louisville is a city that likes to feel a little freaked out. We hold our annual parade of walking dead and our apocryphal goat-men close; we fright-night and ghost-run like it’s our job. So it’s only fitting that […]

Patio Gallery presents “Paper Poets”

The Patio Gallery at the Jewish Community Center is presenting “Paper Poets,” with works by five collage artists through Oct. 16. The closing reception is on Sunday, Oct. 16 from 2-4 p.m. 3600 Dutchsmans Lane, 238-2725.

Heike Endemann at Bernheim

Sculptor and artist-in-residence Heike Endemann is at the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, 2499 Clermont Rd. in Clermont, 502-955-8512, through Nov 9.

“ghostworld” by Paige Hessel at Liberty Tattoo and Art Parlor

Liberty Tattoo and Art Parlor, 2801 S. Third St., 637-4777, is showing “ghostworld” by Paige Hessel from Sept. 27-Nov. 12. The reception is Saturday, Oct. 8 from 7-10 p.m.

“Just Down the Road” by Steven Walker at B. Deemer

B. Deemer Gallery, 896-6687, 2650 Frankfort Ave., is presenting “Just Down the Road,” new pastoral landscape paintings by Steven Walker on exhibit through Oct. 11.

“Odd Couples” at Flame Run

Flame Run, 828 E. Market St., 584-5353, is showing “Odd Couples” from Sept. 26-Nov. 18.