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 way in Syria, the 2011 film from Julie Meltzer and Laurie Nix offers a rare view into the normally closed lives of women in the country. It follows a female preacher named Houda al-Habash as she operates a Qur’an school for girls, bucking a long-held societal belief in Syria that women do not have a place in the Mosque. Saturday’s screening concludes the Iroquois Library’s month-long celebration of the Arab-American experience. Also running Saturday is the exhibit “The Way I See It: Art through the Eyes of Refugee Children and Youth,” which closes July 31. — J. Christian Walsh

 

•Del Shores

Sunday, July 29

Red Barn at U of L
2301 S. Third St.
louisvillelgbtfilmfest.com
$20; 7 p.m.

Think of playwright/comedian Del Shores as the gay male version of Kathy Griffin — both love to dish on everything gossipy and juicy from Hollywood during their shows, especially reality TV. Shores’ latest national tour — “Naked. Sordid. Reality.” — stops here Saturday night at U of L’s Red Barn and is sponsored by the Kentucky Fairness Alliance and the Louisville LGBT Film Festival. Shores has dabbled in theater (“Southern Baptist Sissies”), film (“Sordid Lives”) and TV (“Queer as Folk”). While the show starts at 7, there will be a silent auction before at 6 p.m. A limited number of VIP tickets are available, so check the website above. Proceeds benefit the Louisville AIDS Walk. —Sara Havens

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