Monthly Archives: March 2012

2012 New Albany Art Project artists

The following selected have been selected to create outdoor art installations for the 2012 New Albany Public Art Project: Bicentennial Series: Theme: Parks & Recreation Artist: Nathan Smith, Louisville, KY Theme: Neighborhoods & Architecture Artist: Jacob Stanley, Greencastle, IN Theme: Education Artist: R. Michael Wimmer, New Albany, IN

WWI Exhibit @ Slugger Field

Monday, March 26 Slugger Field Free; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. With the approaching 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, and following a recent report that the last known WWI veteran had died at age 110, “Honoring Our History,” a traveling WWI exhibit, rolls into town Monday at Slugger Field. The exhibit is […]

Trita Parsi @ Z’s Oyster Bar

Monday, March 26 Z’s Oyster Bar and Steakhouse 115 S. Fourth St. $40 ($32 members, includes meal); noon With 12/12/12 barreling down on us, Iran’s “peaceful” nuclear program (that the country willfully restricts from any sort of inspection) may be the kind of thing that has you drawing up blueprints for a nice, new […]

Weekender: March 24-25

•‘Paws for the Planet’ Saturday, March 24 Whole Foods Market 4944 Shelbyville Road • 899-5545 Free ($10 for contest); 11 a.m-3 p.m. Most dog owners are convinced their canine is cute, even if said dog is an unkempt, matted, snaggletooth mutt. Well, here’s your chance to find out whether your pup is in fact adorable, […]

Weekend visual art events

Fiber artist Bette Levy is having a gallery talk in connection with her exhibition “Tools of the Trade” at the Carnegie Center on Saturday, March 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free and open to the public. 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany, 812-944-7336. The Arts Council of Southern Indiana, 820 E. Market in New Albany, 812-949-4238, is […]

Jeffrey Lewis @ Zanzabar

Friday, March 23 Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. • 635-9227 $6; 9 p.m. Best known locally for his song “Williamsburg Will Oldham Horror,” anti-folk singer Jeffrey Lewis faces the local hipsters solo here. Noted lyricists Ben Gibbard, Stephen Malkmus, Peter Stampfel and Jarvis Cocker are fans of this singer-songwriter and comic book artist, prolific […]

“The Phoenix Effect” at U of L

The 3rd Annual U of L Graduate Conference in the Humanities is presenting “The Phoenix Effect: Regenerations, Rebirth & Reformation” on Friday, March 23 in the Ekstrom Library. Dr. Sena Jeter Naslund is the creative keynote speaker at 11 a.m., with Dr. Morris Beja the critical keynote speaker at 1:30 p.m. Registrations begins at 8 a.m. Free and […]

‘The Temperamentals’ @ KY Center

March 22-April 1 MeX Theater at the Kentucky Center 501 W. Main St. • 562-7800 $16-$18; 7:30 p.m. (plus 2:30 p.m. March 31) Do they have drag shows at that temperamental bar you like? Can I borrow your tutu for the temperamental pride parade? I’m so glad we finally got to see Rachel Berry’s […]

Artist Hanneline Røgeberg to speak at U of L

Artist Hanneline Røgeberg is giving a lecture on Thursday, March 22 at 3 p.m. at Gallery X, Schneider Galleries, U of L. Røgeberg lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and Oslo, Norway. Her paintings explore the paradoxes of representation. She is an associate professor of art at Rutgers University and has previously taught at University of […]

Summer Studio Art Camps at the Speed

The Speed Art Museum, 634-2974, 2035 S. Third St., will have Summer Studio Art Camps for children ages 6-13. Members can now enroll, with non-member registration beginning on April 2. Visit their website for more information on the summer camps.

‘In the Belly’ @ Rudyard Kipling

Wednesday, March 21 Rudyard Kipling 422 W. Oak St. • 636-1311 Free; 7:30 p.m. This play is not for the faint of heart. “In the Belly” graphically portrays the sad realities of prison life in solitary confinement, backed by stories from real inmates, reactions from their audiences, and modern literary voices. Says the cast: […]

Cloud Nothings @ Zanzabar

Wednesday, March 21 Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. • 635-9227 $7; 8 p.m. Cloud Nothings is a basement beast — one of those bands formed primarily to kill the boredom of its creator. It was originally a solo effort, originating in Dylan Baldi’s parents’ den in Cleveland. When a concert promoter heard his lo-fi […]

Hoots and Hellmouth @ Headliners

Wednesday, March 21 Headliners Music Hall 1386 Lexington Road • 584-8088 $10 adv., $12 DOS; 9 p.m. How many bands do you know that, in addition to a full tour schedule, manage to run an urban farm on the side? Not many. And yet the Philadelphia-based folk band Hoots and Hellmouth post about it […]

Catapult Art Magazine

Ongoing 743 E. Broadway, Suite 215 It’s time to stop complaining that we don’t have enough local visual art coverage. Add Catapult Art Mag to the list of publications and online sources. Available monthly in both print and digital download, Catapult is the dream of Thena Cartwright. “Being an artist myself, I know how […]

Call for art

The Artists Syndicate’s Third Thursday event for April falls on Derby Festival kickoff week. They are celebrating all things Derby and paying tribute to the late Hunter S. Thompson with “Gonzo Derby: Your Experience.”Hunter’s 1970 article “The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved” is the guideline. The story and style became more about Hunter’s experience […]

Clara Engel @ The Bard’s Town

Tuesday, March 20 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road • 749-5275 $16; 7:30 p.m. Though this concert is not officially a showcase of American, vocal-heavy female artists, it might as well be. Those similarities aside, the four acts could not be more different in their approaches. Soft acoustic melodies and passionately sung poetry characterize […]

‘90 Minutes of Pride’ @ Comedy Caravan

Tuesday, March 20 Comedy Caravan 1250 Bardstown Road $10; 8 p.m. In a world where right-wing blowhards are telling you, “You’re not OK,” Comedy Caravan is stepping up to say, “You are OK.” This Tuesday brings the launch of “90 Minutes of Pride,” a monthly variety show that aims to celebrate the beauty and […]

Caveman @ Zanzabar

Tuesday, March 20 Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. • 635-9227 $7; 8 p.m. It’s Caveman’s first visit to Louisville — and the band’s first tour, really. The group is fairly new, having just released their first studio album, CoCo Beware, in September. Despite the neolithic connotations that the band’s name might suggest, the rookie […]

Progressive Dinner Experience @ Against the Grain

Friday, March 30 Against The Grain Slugger Field $50; 6:30 p.m. Three local restaurants — Against the Grain, Mozz and Rye — are working together on this “restaurant flip.” Only 100 tickets will be sold. Sponsored by Creekstone Farms and Kentucky Restaurant Assoc., there will also be a chance to win a Mini Cooper.

Call for art

Yew Dell Botanical Gardens is seeking original, one-of-a-kind pieces constructed for outdoor display for its  5th Annual Garden Sculpture Show, May 18-July 29. The show connects artists with garden designers and garden lovers. The exhibition will be installed across five core acres, offering many distinct environments for display of sculpture including themed gardens and two water […]