Monthly Archives: June 2012

Weekender: June 30-July 1

•‘Fleur de Lez Dance’ Saturday, June 30 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road • 749-5275 facebook.com/groups/fleurdelez Free; 10 p.m. What better way to close out Pride month than to jiggle your bits on the dance floor? Fleur de Lez, a local lesbian social group, is hosting its monthly “Lez Dance” Saturday night at The Bard’s […]

Sustainable Living Fair @ Rastetter Avenue

Friday, June 29 Rastetter Avenue (between Payne St. and Frankfort Ave.) cultivatingconnections.org Free; 5-9 p.m. Who doesn’t like the thought of leaving a better world for the next generation (or, at the rate we’re going, a world)? Then it’s time to cease living like a glutton and start living sustainable. It’s more than a buzzword, […]

Weekend visual art events

The Annual Summer Pottery Sale by the LOCALS (Living on Clay and Louisville Soil)  is Saturday, June 30 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Masonic Home Campus, 3701 Frankfort Ave.

June 29 FAT Friday Trolley Hop

F.A.T. Friday — the Frankfort Avenue Trolley on the final Friday of the month, June 29. 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 tree trolley. The Kore Gallery at Mellwood is showing a special exhibition of polymer clay work by […]

Classes at Arts Council of Southern Indiana

Pre-registration is required. Beginning July 9, the Arts Council of Southern Indiana, 812-949-4238, will begin offering art classes in its newly renovated Carriage House Classroom, 820 E. Market St. in New Albany. Classes will be available for children (8 -12), teens (13 – 17) and adults (18 and up). Taught by area artists, the classes […]

Maurice Manning @ Quills Coffee

Thursday, June 28 Quills Coffee 327 W. Cardinal Blvd. • 690-5553 Free; 7:30 p.m. Quills Coffee is joining forces with Typecast Publishing to present author readings this summer, and Thursday’s lineup of three poets definitely merits some investigation if you’re near U of L and/or looking for more than just a caffeine buzz with your […]

Ian Bagg @ The Improv

June 28-July 1 The Improv Fourth Street Live improvlouisville.com $15; various times Ian Bagg has spent the better part of two decades as a road dog, performing weekend after weekend in clubs all over the world, and appeared on Comedy Central and HBO. You may have caught him on the late-night shows of Jay Leno, […]

KMAC’s “50 Years of Studio Glass” extended through July 29

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102, is extending ”50 Years of Studio Glass” until July 29 (the original end date was July 1). Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 am-5 pm, Saturday and Sunday 11 am-5 pm, or by appointment. Admission is free for KMAC members, college students (with […]

‘Billy Elliot: The Musical’ @ Kentucky Center

June 27-July 1 Kentucky Center for the Arts 501 W. Main St. · 584-7777 kentuckycenter.org $22.75+; various times Dubbed “the best show you’ll ever see” by The New York Post, “Billy Elliot: The Musical” is finally making its way to Louisville. Winner of 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, “Billy Elliot” tells the story of […]

‘basketBALL and BIRDnest Sculpture’ @ Patio Gallery

Through July 24 Patio Gallery Jewish Community Center 3600 Dutchmans Lane • 459-0660 jccoflouisville.org Artist Dennis Shaffner takes a natural approach in his latest installation of more than 50 sculptures. With woven homegrown vines — honeysuckle and aekbia — as well as rattan, Shaffner’s embellished hemispherical and spherical creations draw on traditional Japanese basketry and […]

‘Celebration of Louisville Artists’ @ Kaviar Forge & Gallery

Through Sept. 6 Kaviar Forge & Gallery 1718 Frankfort Ave. • 561-0377 craigkaviar.com Sharon Matisoff is an artist who paints artists. She gave herself a mission — paint artists of national and international acclaim who live and work in Louisville. Some of the local heavyweights included in “Rites of Passage: A Celebration of Louisville Artists” […]

Southern Indiana arts awards luncheon

Tickets required. The Arts Council of Southern Indiana, 812-949-4238, will honor artists and supporters with the “Hearts for the Arts” awards on Friday, June 29 from 12-2:30 p.m. in Ogle Hall at Ivy Tech Community College. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the Arts Council. The following will be honored with awards: Ed Adams […]

Emily Church at Galerie Hertz

Emily Church’s “Explorations in Mark Making” is showing at Galerie Hertz, 1253 S. Preston St., 581-8277, through July 28.

Weekend visual art events

The Arts Association of Oldham County and Gallery 104 presents “Meet the Artist Night” on Saturday, June 23 from 5-8 p.m. “Meet the Artist Night” is quickly becoming LaGrange’s Art on the Tracks – Studio Tour the 4th Saturday of each month through October. We now have five art galleries/studios on NE Main St. These include […]

Weekender: June 23-24

  •Taste of Frankfort Avenue Sunday, June 24 Clifton Center 2117 Payne St. • 896-8480 cliftoncenter.org $50 ($45 adv.); 5-8 p.m. Frankfort Avenue has long held the nickname “restaurant row” here in Louisville — well, for the 20th time, the corridor comes together for Taste of Frankfort Avenue at the Clifton Center. In addition to […]

“For Love of Kentucky” at Gallery at Brown

The Gallery at the Brown Hotel, 583-1234, 4th and Broadway, is showing “For Love of Kentucky” by Bill Fletcher from  June 22-Aug. 3. The opening reception is Friday, June 22 from 6-8 p.m.

Brewfest @ Louisville Slugger Field

Friday, June 22 Louisville Slugger Field keeplouisvilleweird.com Free; 4-10 p.m. There’s really no excuse to drink PBR. That’s especially true in a town like Louisville, home to an impressive array of quality local beers, from longtime favorites like Bluegrass Brewing Co., New Albanian and Cumberland to recent additions Against the Grain, Falls City and Apocalypse […]

Second Annual Freshman Art Show at KSA

The Kentucky School of Art at Spalding University, 845 S. Third St., 618-4600, is having its Second Annual Freshman Art Show from June 22-July 29. It will be in three locations: the Kentucky School of Art Gallery, Spalding University’s Huff Gallery and The Gallery at Whiskey Row Lofts. The opening reception is Friday, June 22 from […]

Gary Clark Jr. @ Headliners Music Hall

Thursday, June 21 Headliners Music Hall 1386 Lexington Road • 584-8088 headlinerslouisville.com $15; 9 p.m. Every couple years, a new guy with a guitar is heralded as the “savior of the blues.” Last year, Gary Clark Jr. became the latest messiah de bleu. He’s from Austin! He’s played with Stevie Ray’s brother Jimmie! Clifford Antone […]

Indiana and Kentucky Plein Air Painters at Jane Morgan Gallery

Work by the Indiana and Kentucky Plein Air Painters are on display at the Jane Morgan Gallery, 4838 Brownsboro Center-Arcade, 592-7835, from June 20-Aug. 11. The reception is Thursday, June 28 from 5-8 p.m.