Monthly Archives: July 2012

Kentucky Knife Fight @ Magnolia Bar

Friday, July 20 Magnolia Bar 1398 S. Second St. $5; 9 p.m. Can you think of anywhere better to see Kentucky Knife Fight than … in Kentucky? (The Mag Bar would also suffice as an answer to that question.) The St. Louis-based (yeah, I said it) rock ’n’ rollers are coming to give us […]

Square Dance & Pizza Party @ AmVets Post 9

Friday, July 20 AmVets Post 9 1567 S. Shelby St. $5; 7:30 p.m. “All dances will be taught. Everyone will have fun. No one is required to dance, but everyone is encouraged to try it out. No experience necessary.” T-Claw will be calling the traditional Appalachian dances here (“calling the shots and teachin’ the […]

‘The (Female) Odd Couple’ @ Actors Theatre

July 20-21, 27-28 Actors Theatre 316 W. Main St. · 584-1205 $17; 8 p.m. (plus 4 p.m. on July 28) In case you’re not a baby boomer, theater queen or vintage culture aficionado, the original play “The Odd Couple” basically runs with the idea of two mismatched roommates — one a slovenly sportswriter, and one […]

“Photograpy as Art” contest exhibition at Gallery 104

Gallery 104, 104 E. Main St. in LaGrange, 502-222-3822, is presenting the “Photography as Art” contest exhibition from July 17 – Sept. 8. The awards reception is Thursday, July 19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.  

Dan Cassaro @ The Green Building

Thursday, July 19 The Green Building 737 E. Market St. $5-$10 (free for members); 6 p.m. Dan Cassaro has a way with words. The Brooklyn-based graphic designer has created logos, illustrations and other custom typography and art for MTV, VH1 and publications such as Fortune, Nylon and The New York Times Magazine. With his […]

Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears @ Headliners

Thursday, July 19 Headliners Music Hall 1386 Lexington Road $15; $9 p.m. Blues-rock steeped in Memphis soul, Black Joe Lewis should have a much larger following than he has been able to collect thus far from his two Lost Highway releases. His blend of Muddy Waters, James Brown, and ABKCO-era Stones is infectious and […]

‘Circus Circus’ @ Kentucky Center

July 19-21 Kentucky Center for the Arts $16; 8 p.m. I imagine prison might be a lot like a circus — but not in the fun spectator kind of way; rather the caged, lonely elephant way. Local actor Eric Welch touches on this scenario in his first production he wrote with longtime friend Brian […]

“Working Together” community art project

Art therapist Jennifer Leach has organized a community art project with the children from the Shelby Park Community Center. They have created a 100-link decorative chain entitled “Working Together.” Small portions of the chain are being displayed this week through Saturday, July 21 at 11 local businesses and organizations. By the end of next week, the […]

‘Arab and Jewish Women in KY’ @ Iroquois Library

Wednesday, July 18 Louisville Public Library — Iroquois Branch 601 W. Woodlawn Ave. Free; 6:30 p.m. If the powers that be required every Louisvillian to attend a couple events at the Iroquois branch of the public library every year, want to know what would happen? Possibly some mad libertarians, but definitely a more culturally sensitive, […]

‘Our House’ by Joel O’Dorisio @ Carnegie Center

Through July 28 Carnegie Center 201 E. Spring St., New Albany 812-944-7336 We talk about the environment a lot today, from global warming (hello, hot summer) to the lifespan of a plastic bag. Glass artist Joel O’Dorisio has long thought about it. One way the environment shows up in his work is when he […]

‘Explorations in Mark Making’ by Emily Church @ Galerie Hertz

Through July 28 Galerie Hertz 1253 S. Preston St. • 581-8277 Nonrepresentational abstraction gets right down to art’s building blocks of color and form. With an exhibition title like “Explorations in Mark Making,” you know the paintings and drawings by Emily Church are back to the basics. “I search for phenomena in nature and […]

ASIWYFA @ Headliners

Tuesday, July 17 Headliners Music Hall 1386 Lexington Road $8; 9 p.m. And So I Watch You From Afar is a three-piece band from Belfast, Ireland, usually identified by the unusually long acronym “ASIWYFA” in the parlance of their fans. They’re well known for their stage presence and ability to get a crowd on […]

Historic Preservation Tax Credit Workshop

Registration required. Preservation Louisville at the Brennan House Historic Home, 631 S. Fifth St., 540-5146, is conducting a Historic Preservation Tax Credit Workshop on Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Offered quarterly, these workshops assist property owners with applying for state and federal historic preservation tax credits. The cost is $20 for Preservation Louisville members, […]

Julie Yoder at KMAC

Julie Yoder is showing her mixed media collages in KMAC’s gallery shop, 715 W. Main St., through July.

Weekender: July 14-15

•‘Breaking Up is Fun to Do’ Saturday, July 14 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road $10; 7:30 p.m. Attention Louisville theater-goers: There’s a new kid on the block. Derby City Dating Scene has brought together some of the city’s best and brightest actors, improvisers, writers, musicians and more to form a new kind of […]

Weekend visual art events

Mellwood Art and Entertainment Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., is holding Second Saturday Demo Day on July 14. The demos are from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with the shops open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Contact Joy Lait at 502-777-9792 for more information. Justin The Artistic Horse has consigned one of his art pieces to the American Saddlebred […]

‘Let It Flow’ Poetry Slam @ Jazzyblu Café and Lounge

Friday, July 13 Jazzyblu Café and Lounge 815 W. Market St. • 435-9908 $10+; 8 p.m. Slow … mellow … thorough … how’s your flow? The “Let It Flow” Poetry Slam is now celebrating its fifth anniversary. So if you’re thinking it’s time for your spoken word to be heard, perhaps you’ll be lured. And […]

Libyans @ Cahoots

Friday, July 13 Cahoots 1047 Bardstown Road $5; 9 p.m. This female-fronted punk rock outfit from Boston is as indie as they come, having self-recorded every track they have ever released. Despite this, they have more drive and professional finesse than most bands of their breed. Though they have only existed since 2007, they […]

Blues & Barbecue Festival @ Water Tower

July 13-15 Water Tower • 583-0333 $10 ($7 before 6 p.m.); 5-11:30 p.m. (Fri.), 4-11:30 p.m. (Sat.), 1-7 p.m. (Sun.) Back for its 15th year, the Louisville Blues & Barbecue Festival will bring the taste of the South and sounds of New Orleans and Memphis to the Water Tower. You’ll hear jams from the […]

Summer Civil War Series at the Carnegie

Pre-registration is required. The Carnegie Center for Art and History, 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany, IN 47150, 812-944-7336, is hosting the Lunch & Learn Summer Civil War Series with author Michael Peake on Tuesday, July 17, from 12-1 p.m. Peake will be discussing “I Remain Your Affectionate Son,” the Civil War Letters of […]