Monthly Archives: July 2012

‘Shame the Devil!’ @ The Bard’s Town

July 31-Aug. 1 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road thebardstown.com $15; 7:30 p.m. Here’s some 19th-century celebrity gossip: When Fanny Kemble went on tour and came to America, the prominent British Shakespearean actor ditched the stage and married Pierce Mease Butler, a plantation owner. As it turned out, Fanny K. would publish her anti-slavery “Journal […]

Weekend visual art events

The Carnegie Center for Art and History, 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany, 812-944-7336, is hosting a gallery talk by Joel O’Dorisio on Saturday, July 28 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. O’Dorisio’s free gallery talk is on his exhibit “Our House: Recent Works in Glass by Joel O’Dorisio.” He is an artist and sculptor who is […]

July 27 FAT Friday Trolley Hop

FAT Friday — the Frankfort Avenue Trolley on the final Friday of the month, July 27. 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 free trolley.

Weekender: July 28-29

•‘Light in Her Eyes’ Saturday, July 28 Louisville Free Public Library, Iroquois Branch 601 W. Woodlawn Ave. lfpl.org Free; 1 p.m. “A woman is a school. Teach her and you teach a generation,” is the tagline to the documentary, “The Light in Her Eyes.” Shot just before the Arab Spring and political upheaval currently under […]

Kentucky Music Weekend @ Iroquois Amphitheater

July 27-29 Iroquois Amphitheater 1080 Amphitheater Road kentuckymusicweekend.com $10 (suggested donation); various times Now in its 37th year, the Kentucky Music Weekend folk festival brings musicians, storytellers, artsy crafters, jammers and competitors together to highlight the majestic music of our fine state and region. A $10 suggested donation for evening concerts goes to the artists, […]

Milk Music @ Lisa’s Oak Street Lounge

Friday, July 27 Lisa’s Oak Street Lounge 1004 E. Oak St. $5; 9 p.m. Have you had enough of the DJs and ravers and the tweens today who don’t blow up their amps with some solid rock action? If it’s been too long since you’ve heard about a band from a place like Olympia, Wash., […]

Roast of Batman @ The Bard’s Town

Friday, July 27 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road thebardstown.com $10; 10 p.m. & midnight Since his introduction in May 1939, in issue No. 27 of “Detective Comics,” Batman has been shot, prodded, punched and poked in valiant efforts to keep the streets of Gotham safe. But on Friday, the crew over at The Young, […]

Sugar Rush @ Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center

Thursday, July 26 Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center 1860 Mellwood Ave. nfocusmagazine.com $10; 5:30-8 p.m. There was a brief stint during my childhood when I looked for a golden ticket in every chocolate bar, convinced I might be one of the lucky few chosen to nibble my way through Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. I was […]

Torche @ Phoenix Hill Tavern

Thursday, July 26 Phoenix Hill Tavern 644 Baxter Ave. terryharper.com $10; 8 p.m. Torche started out as a skull-crushing band with a bit of rock in the mix. Slowly, with each release, they’ve upped their pop tendencies, culminating in the syrupy sludge that was last year’s Harmonicraft. The consensus is clear: Torche, in their infinite […]

Waterfront Wednesday @ Big Four Lawn

Waterfront Park, Big Four Lawn wfpk.org Free; 6 p.m. WFPK’s next Waterfront Wednesday concert will feature headliner J.D. McPherson, who seems to have taken the advice of rockabilly pioneer Carl Perkins to “Put Your Cat Clothes On.” His popular single “North Side Gal,” from Signs and Signifiers, oozes with mid-’50s Sun Records country soul, and […]

Two exhibits @ Hite Art Institute

Through Aug. 11 Hite Art Institute, Schneider Hall Galleries U of L’s Belknap Campus • 852-4483 louisville.edu/art U of L’s Hite Art Institute isn’t taking the summer off. Instead, they decided to display two exhibitions in the same location. “Art of the State” is the result of a college seminar on government-sanctioned art. A student […]

‘Going for the Gold’ @ Speed Art Museum

Through Aug. 26 Speed Art Museum 2035 S. Third St. speedmuseum.org $10 (free for members) There’s nothing like the Olympic Games to fire up levels of patriotic enthusiasm among devotees and non-sports fans alike. If a ticket to London isn’t in your budget, you can still get a taste of Olympic fever at the Speed […]

‘Water, Precious Water’ @ Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center

Through Sept. 4 Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center 1860 Mellwood Ave. • 895-3650 mellwoodartcenter.com Catherine Bryant’s love of plein air painting is the reason behind her solo exhibition “Water, Precious Water.” While it obviously centers on bodies of water, including the Ohio River, it is the beauty of the landscape in Kentucky and Southern Indiana […]

Jewelry by Allie Hafez at Kore Gallery

The Kore Gallery at the Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., A117, 333-4355, is showing the jewelry of Allie Hafez through October.

Tickets available for Art for the Animals

Shamrock Pet Foundation is turning 20 and we are celebrating in style with Shamrock’s Annual Art for the Animals on Thursday, Aug. 2 from 6-9 p.m. at the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 473-7287. There will be juried live and silent art auctions, food and beverages, live music by the Sarah Stivers Band, […]

Weekend visual art events

The Louisville Visual Art Association, 3005 River Rd., 896-2146, will be moving this fall, so they’re having a Moving Sale on Saturday, July 21 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. LVAA is also hosting the Open Doors exhibition “Making Art. Changing Lives” from July 22-Aug. 19. Open Doors is an outreach program offering art experiences to at risk youth, immigrants […]

“Lennon Michalski: Mistakes Making Traits” at Cressman

The Cressman Center, 100 E. Main St., 852-4483, is showing “Lennon Michalski: Mistakes Making Traits” from July 20-Sept. 1. The reception is on Friday, Aug. 3 from 6-9 p.m.

Cami Burruss at Revelry

Cami Burruss is showing “Project 365″ at Revelry Boutique-Gallery, 980 Barret Ave., from July 20-Aug. 14. The reception is Friday, July 20 from 7-10 p.m.

Weekender: July 21-22

•Lebowski Fest July 21-22 Executive Strike & Spare 911 Phillips Lane • 368-1651 lebowskifest.com $10-$30; various times The Dude abides this weekend at Lebowski Fest, where achievers donning their finest terry cloth will gather to enjoy live music, bowling, trivia, and, of course, a screening of the Coen Brothers’ cult comedy that inspired it all […]

Shine On Louisville @ Kentucky Center for the Arts

Friday, July 20 Kentucky Center for the Arts facebook.com/shineonmusicfest Free; 6 p.m. Seven Counties Services, the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement and other sponsors will celebrate mental health and wellness with Shine On Louisville, a free concert at the Bomhard Theater on Friday. This family-friendly event will feature local young talent such as the River City […]