Weekender: June 23-24


•Taste of Frankfort Avenue

Sunday, June 24

Clifton Center

2117 Payne St. • 896-8480


$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 food samples from all the great restaurants, there will be beer and wine samplings, a cash bar, live music and a silent auction. “We’re very excited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this great event,” says John Harris, executive director of the Clifton Center. “We have some exciting surprises in store this year, but, as always, it’s the incredible food and the generosity of the participating restaurants that make the Taste of Frankfort Avenue such a success.” You can get tickets at cliftoncenter.org or at Carmichael’s Bookstore on Frankfort. Bon appétit. —Kevin Gibson


•”Explorations in Mark Making, Paintings & Drawings” by Emily Church

Sunday, June 24 (through July 28)

Galerie Hertz

1253 S. Preston St. • 581-8277

Free; 1-4 p.m.

Emily Church’s paintings hover between allusion and abstraction. Provocative, often intensely colored configurations float against zones of close-valued, subdued hues and delicate tones;  suggestive shapes coalesce out of atmospheric expanses. These elusive images resist precise identification, yet they trigger associations with such disparate sources as landscape and mythology. Church’s simultaneously idiosyncratic and archetypical images make her a young painter to watch.


•Nada Surf

Sunday, June 24

Headliners Music Hall

1386 Lexington Road • 584-8088


$15 adv., $17 DOS; 8 p.m.

Not every band survived their late-in-the-CD-era major label signing and subsequent dropping, and few have survived as well as Nada Surf. The New York-based indie-poppers released their seventh album, The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy, last winter through respected Seattle label Barsuk to mostly good reviews. Though the band was forced to take a hiatus for a few years around the turn of the last century as they plotted their second act, they are now established vets, safe enough for middle-aged office workers but fresh enough for younger, hipper-than-thou baristas. They’re 20 years old now — 60 in rock years — so catch them now while they’re still in a good place. Read a LEO interview at bluecat.leoweekly.com. —Peter Berkowitz

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