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 Town, and all are welcome to get down to the beats of DJ SBW. The dances are always on the last Saturday, and this month’s theme is “show your pride.” To get you in the spirit, here’s the monologue from “Footloose”: “From the oldest of times, people danced for a number of reasons. They danced in prayer, or so that their crops would be plentiful, or so their hunt would be good. And they danced to stay physically fit, and show their community spirit. And they danced to celebrate. And that is the dancing we’re talking about.” —Sara Havens

 

•Wussy

Saturday, June 30

ZaZoo’s
102 Bauer Ave.
facebook.com/TheNewVintageShowcase
$8; 9 p.m.

There are few things bands (and their publicists) love more than quotes like this: “Wussy have been the best band in America since they released the first of their five superb albums in 2005,” wrote Robert Christgau, the influential critic for decades at the Village Voice. So, why? Well, they’re a damn good band, one of those bands whose fans think should be bigger than Kings of Leon, yet lack some of the elements necessary for world domination. Co-leader Chuck Cleaver, former leader of the Ass Ponys, is a rock veteran and more of a character actor than a classic leading man. Co-leader Lisa Walker has more obvious visual appeal, but their brand of he said/she said indie rock ’n’ roll isn’t the kind of pop that arena crowds go for today. But they’re damn good. —Peter Berkowitz

 

•Caren Cunningham

June 30-Aug. 5

Hidden Hill Nursery & Sculpture Garden
1011 Utica-Charlestown Road, Utica, Ind.
812-282-0524
hiddenhillnursery.com

“I am working the stone a lot more these days; I’ll blink and realize that I’ve carved off a hundred pounds of chips.” That statement shows that Caren Cunningham has been busy in 2012. The Louisville sculptor and Bellarmine University art professor is showing her latest creative output of new limestone sculpture at Hidden Hill Nursery & Sculpture Garden. “Working in stone for the past 12 years, I’ve come to respect and marvel at the hammer, chisel and the stone,” she says. “Beyond whacking my hands here (and) there, it is the subtle nuisances of these three elements meeting that determine everything.” And when you calculate that any given sculpture has received hundreds or thousands of hits — it really is daunting. The reception is Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. —Jo Anne Triplett

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