Monthly Archives: December 2011

Weekender: Jan. 7-8

•Blue Umbrellas Saturday, Dec. 31 Tink’s Pub 2235 S. Preston St. • 634-8180 $5; 8 p.m. Tink’s is closing its doors after 10 years and, in a bittersweet celebration, their last blast is New Year’s Eve night with the Blue Umbrellas. As Louisville’s only lesbian bar, Tink’s, for better or worse, has welcomed everyone through […]

Speed holiday hours

The Speed Art Museum, 2035 S. Third St., 634-2700, will close at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 31 and will closed all day on Sunday, Jan. 1.

Noise Pollution showcase @ The Bard’s Town

Friday, Dec. 30 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road • 749-5275 louisvillenoise.com $6; 9 p.m. In a recent interview with the blog Never Nervous, Noise Pollution Records co-owner Nathan Smallwood explained the label’s POV thusly: “We put out bands that we think kind of have their own thing going on. Most of the time they […]

Dec. 30 F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop

FAT Friday, the Frankfort Avenue Trolley, is on the final Friday of the month, Dec. 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.

KFTC benefit @ Brown Theatre

Thursday, Dec. 29 Brown Theatre 315 W. Broadway • 562-0191 kftc.org $35; 7 p.m. Do you love politely charming music but hate mountaintop removal? Regional music favs Jim James, Ben Sollee, Daniel Martin Moore and Moore’s newest Ol Kentuck Records signing, skilled pianist Daniel Joseph Dorff, join authors Silas House and Jason Howard in trying […]

‘Before the World Ends’ @ Alley Theater

Dec. 29-Jan. 21 The Alley Theater @ The Pointe 1205 E. Washington St. • 713-6178 thealleytheater.org $18-$20; 7:30 p.m. All right, it’s less than a year until we find out if the Mayans really foresaw the end of the world or if they just got bored with calendar making. Between Hollywood and plays like this […]

Kwanzaa Celebration @ Catholic Enrichment Center

Wednesday, Dec. 28 Catholic Enrichment Center 3146 W. Broadway • 636-0296 ext. 1245 Free; 5:30 p.m. I heard my first carol this year the day after Halloween and spotted my first decorated tree on Thanksgiving. Now that Christmas is finally upon us, I don’t think I can handle one more Lexus-with-a-big-red-bow-on-it commercial. (And really, what […]

‘Visions of Lewis and Clark’ @ KMAC

Through Jan. 14 Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft 715 W. Main St. • 589-0102 kentuckyarts.org I like it when two seemingly different ideas come together, although I still can’t wrap my head around Trader Joe’s chocolate-covered potato chips. I wouldn’t have put “Lewis and Clark” and “kites” in the same sentence, let alone make […]

‘Leather in Kentucky’ @ Kaviar Forge & Gallery

Through Jan. 17 Kaviar Forge & Gallery 1718 Frankfort Ave. • 561-0377 kaviargallery.com After telling people he works in leather, artist Steven Hughes of Pillywiggins Leather Etc. has gotten some interesting responses, such as, “I don’t go to websites like that.” It must be the masks and belts that make people suspicious. Artistic leatherworking’s heritage […]

“Quick Start-Story Gallery” at the Speed

The Speed Art Museum, 2035 S. Third St., 634-2700, has a new experimental gallery area located on the museum’s main level sculpture court. “Quick Start-Story Gallery” is a new gallery initiative designed to let our visitors have fun exploring stories in the museum’s collection. Open Wednesday, Dec. 28-Friday, Dec. 30 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Art […]

Submit questions to Fund for Arts public forum

In order to ignite change in the Fund for the Arts, a group of concerned members of the community have drawn up a list for the Fund. These requests were shared with Acting President and CEO Barbara Sexton-Smith. Receptive to the ideas presented and eager to gain community support of the Fund, Sexton-Smith later agreed […]

Belk Bowl @ Charlotte, N.C.

Tuesday, Dec. 27 Charlotte, N.C. 852-5151 • UofLSports.com $70-$90; 8 p.m. What is it about quarterbacks and U of L? Latest in a long line of superlative Louisville passers is freshman sensation Teddy Bridgewater, who has been named to several freshman All-American teams after stepping into the Cards’ starting lineup to beat Kentucky and lead […]

Speed Museum holiday hours

The Speed Art Museum will close at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24.

Suggested art resolutions from KAC

Suggested art resolutions from the Kentucky Arts Council: –I have yet to sign up for an Experience the Arts specialty license plate: I hereby resolve to support my local arts organization by making the commitment to purchase a plate when they become available, or whereas I have reserved an Experience the Arts specialty license plate, […]

‘Roast of Jesus’ @ The Bard’s Town

Friday, Dec. 23 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road thebardstown.com $3; 9:30 p.m. If your holiday season has been too nice, if it needs a little heresy or hardy insults to make it all feel festive, then The Bard’s Town and the “Young, Dumb, and Full of Comedy” crew have a very special performance you […]

Big Hang @ Zanzabar

Thursday, Dec. 22 Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. • 635-9227 facebook.com/the.Elvis.band $5; 9 p.m. Sure, you can also see Big Hang on Friday night at ZaZoo’s, pairing the self-described “premiere Elvis Presley tribute band” with Johnny C“ash”er (aka Johnny Asher, a Johnny Cash tribute act). But a night with the faux-King local super group and […]

Give-A-Jam to End Homelessness @ Clifton Center

Thursday, Dec. 22 Clifton Center 2117 Payne St. • 896-8480 cliftoncenter.org $10 suggested donation; 7 p.m. New Clifton Center executive director John Harris and his wife, Natalie, executive director of Coalition for the Homeless, have teamed up professionally to organize this benefit jam. Many local business owners, chefs, poets and musicians have agreed to donate […]

Laurel and Hardy @ Clifton Center

Wednesday, Dec. 21 Clifton Center 2117 Payne St. • 896-8480 $5 (free for members); 7 p.m. The Wild and Woolly Film Series at the Clifton Center returns with an evening of Laurel and Hardy films. The triple feature opens with “Big Business,” a 1929 silent short that lays out the basic Stan & Ollie template […]

Under $50 Art Sale @ Liberty Tattoo and Art Parlor

Through Dec. 30 Liberty Tattoo and Art Parlor 2801 S. Third St. • 637-4777 libertytattooandart.com For all you procrastinators out there — and for anyone like me who avoids St. Matthews during the month of December — it’s not time to panic … yet. You can still get great gifts without standing in line for […]

‘As Above, So Below’ @ Swanson Contemporary

Through Dec. 31 Swanson Contemporary 638 E. Market St. • 589-5466 swansonreedgallery.com The mystical words of “as above, so below” is a phrase simplifying the microcosm and its counterpart, the macrocosm. It’s not us against the world but the opposite; we are connected to the larger universe. Life 101 — understand yourself and you will […]