Weekender: April 28-29

•Cherokee Triangle Art Fair

April 28-29

Cherokee Triangle
cherokeetriangle.org
Free; 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

With all the attention on Derby, I almost forgot about the Cherokee Triangle Art Fair this year. Shame! Good thing I get as many press releases as I do to remind me of such things. This weekend, Cherokee Triangle is the place to be, as more than 240 artists set up booths alongside food and beer vendors. There’s also live music, a handful of informational booths, and a children’s play area. New this year, Bicycling for Louisville, a nonprofit advocacy group promoting bicycles for transportation, will offer free valet parking for bikes. As always, pets, skateboards and Justin Bieber T-shirts are discouraged. And please keep your strollers off my ankles. Thanks! —Sara Havens

•War on Women Rally

Saturday, April 28

Fresh Start Growers Supply

1007 E. Jefferson St.

Free; 2-6 p.m.

Conservative legislators across the country have been busy over the past year trying to suppress a radical fringe interest group that threatens their homespun American values. You know, the majority of the country: women. This retro-patriarchy movement — seeking to turn back access to birth control, defund women’s health clinics, deny equal pay, and take away the basic constitutional right to control your own damn uterus — is being confronted all around the country Saturday by the newly formed UniteWomen.org, including right here in Louisville. Speakers at the rally will include proud Planned Parenthood defender Congressman John Yarmuth, as well as state Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, who has repeatedly spoken out against and voted down Kentucky’s own ridiculous sonogram bill. There will also be plenty of bands throughout the afternoon, food trucks, and smashing of the goddamn patriarchy. —Joe Sonka

 

•Schnitzelburg Beer Walk

Saturday, April 28

Germantown/Schnitzelburg

Free; 5:30 p.m.

As a child, Candyland may have seemed like the ideal neighborhood, with its gluttonous, sugary streetscapes. Chances are your tastes have matured. Perhaps unfettered access to beer has taken priority. If this is the case, Schnitzelburg is the burg for you, and this weekend marks its finest hours. From whenever you feel like cracking one open to whenever you can’t hold down another, enjoy the annual Schnitzelburg Spring Beer Walk. Meet your neighbors. Pop into local bars. Lubricate your belly with delicious beer cheese. Trek down an alley and decipher cryptic graffiti. It’s your day! Have fun! Also, starting at 2 p.m., Nachbar will hold a flea market complete with live music and plenty of crafts, records and mint juleps for sale. —Anne Marshall

 

•‘Metal Up Your Eye’

Saturday, April 28

Rudyard Kipling

422 W. Oak St.

Free; 8 p.m.

The term “heavy metal” has a place in the worlds of chemistry, music and art. Forget the chemistry part for the moment. “‘Metal Up Your Eye’ was started due to a conversation that (took) place a couple of years ago between (me) and (artist) Dave Pollard,” says Eric “Rico” Rakutt. “This show’s purpose is targeted to make people aware of the level of thought that brings these (art) pieces into existence. Many of the clichés about metal are unfortunately what people associate with this type of artistic expression.” Artists in the exhibition are Scott Webb, Patrick Thompson, Linda Carmella, David McDonley, Matt Anthony, Pollard and Rakutt, as well as other special guests. There’ll be a DJ playing, in Rakutt’s words, “easy listening metal, doom, stoner and rock ’n’ roll.” —Jo Anne Triplett

 

•Crisis

Sunday, April 29

Bunbury Theater

604 S. Third St. • 585-5306

bunburytheatre.org

$5; 6:30 p.m.

Ken Clay is a Louisville arts scene veteran, and he has announced a new jazz and world music series in the Bunbury Theatre at the historic Henry Clay Building. His goal is to provide a space where jazz and world music can be presented as the feature, not as background. His opening concert features the reunion of much-loved Louisville band Crisis. Fans from across the city used to go to Joe’s Palm Room in the 1970s to hear saxophonist Bennett Higgins, keyboardist Pete Peterson, guitarists Kevin Keller and Billy Clements, along with bassist Tyrone Wheeler and drummer Jonathan Higgins. The band’s music was always more friendly than the name would imply. Because the musicians have all gone on to other endeavors, Clay says this will be a one-time-only event. Opening the show will be singer Carly Johnson. —Martin Z. Kasdan Jr.

 

•Argonauts

Sunday, April 29

Cahoots

1047 Bardstown Road • 454-6687

facebook.com/CahootsLouisville

$5; 9 p.m.

Newly formed supergroup Argonauts are here to crush your ears with a metallic hardcore assault unheard of since Burnt By the Sun. Seeing as guitarist John Adubato and drummer Dave Witte were both members of that band, it makes sense that there’s a similarity in style. They’re joined by bassist extraordinaire Brett Bamberger and vocalist Chris Alfanso of East of The Wall, with Alfanso replacing original vocalist Dmitri Minakakis (ex-Dillinger Escape Plan). Minakakis left recently, unable to commit to touring. Though Argonauts don’t have any releases under their belt yet, the demo and live material online shows they are already a well-oiled machine of sonic devastation, whether it’s fast technical passages or slower hardcore grooves. Plus support by local yokels Nixon, All Dead, and Ohlm. —Austin Weber

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