Monthly Archives: August 2012

Weekender: Sept. 1-3

•The Fervor Saturday, Sept. 1 Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. $7; 9 p.m. Being in a band is hard work, especially as a labor of love, so it’s almost poetic that The Fervor are sending off one of their own on Labor Day weekend. Bassist Michael Campbell bids farewell to the group, marking yet […]

David Cook @ Ultra Pop

Friday, Aug. 31 Ultra Pop 1414 Bardstown Road • 479-1035 Free; 6 p.m. On David Cook’s Tumblr page (, he shows off his new drawings as well as other illustrations he admires. On a recent post of a new piece, in the caption, he writes, “This is a drawing I just finished for a […]

The Midnight Ghost Train @ Zanzabar

Friday, Aug. 31 Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. $7; 9 p.m. Swampy, crusty and chock-full of reverb, The Midnight Ghost Train is a Southern sludge metal band that generates a sound similar to its swamp metal cohorts Black Cobra, Zoroaster and Weedeater. The Kansas-based band brought in producer David Barbe (R.E.M., Drive-By Truckers, Bob […]

Louisville Zombie Attack @ Highlands

Wednesday, Aug. 29 Various Highlands locations Free; 8:29 p.m. (6 p.m. pre-party at The Back Door) The old saying “If you can’t beat them, join them” definitely applies to the zombie apocalypse. Because no matter how slow and stupid those flesh-eating ghouls look, they have an uncanny ability to get them some brains. That […]

‘Bluegrass Baseball’ @ various locations

Aug. 29-Sept. 2 Carmichael’s Bookstore (Aug. 29, 7 p.m.) Slugger Museum (Sept. 1, 10 a.m.) Slugger Field (Sept. 2, 6 p.m.) In her first book, former C-J reporter Katya Cengel expands on a series of 2009 articles on minor league baseball in Kentucky, following the Lexington Legends, the Bowling Green Hot Rods, the Florence […]

‘Around the World’ @ Bearno’s by the Bridge

Through Oct. 1 Bearno’s by the Bridge 131 W. Main St. • 584-7437 Louisville’s annual World Fest brings together 20 local artists for a group show, each offering his or her interpretation of the theme “Around the World.” From the color-soaked canvases of Josh Loveless to the visual poetry of Jinn Fuller Renfro, the exhibit, […]

Denny and the Jets @ Zanzabar

Tuesday, Aug. 28 Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston $5; 9 p.m. You can tell Nashville’s Denny and The Jets appreciate a throwback to the early days of rock ’n’ roll, and not just because of the ’74 Elton John hit that comes to mind when you hear their band name. With songs like “Fun Girls” […]

Weekend visual art events

The Arts Association of Oldham County and Gallery 104 presents “Meet the Artist Night” on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 5-8 p.m. This month we feature artist Vicki Dennis. Light refreshments served. “Meet the Artist Night” is quickly becoming LaGrange’s Art on the Tracks – Studio Tour the 4th Saturday of each month through October. We now have […]

Rock Around the Louisville Clock

Everyone is invited to welcome back the historic Louisville Clock to downtown at the Rock Around the Louisville Clock celebration on Friday, August 24from 5 to 7 pm. The musical band Caribou will provide a classic rock and roll concert during this event. Mayor Greg Fischer will start the festivities with a ceremony at 5 pm. […]

Weekender: Aug. 25-26

•Brew at the Zoo Saturday, Aug. 25 Louisville Zoo $45 adv., $55 door; 4-9 p.m. Brew at the Zoo is back again Saturday with the usual fun — tons of breweries and wineries from around the region, plenty of food samples, games, music and plenty more. In fact, this year, the event is being […]

Rock Around Louisville Clock @ Theater Square

Friday, Aug. 24 Theater Square Free; 5-7 p.m. At the original dedication of the Louisville Clock in December 1976, a crowd of nearly 3,000 converged on Fourth Street to witness its maiden race. The massive masterpiece, with its tilted track and caricatured contestants, soon became the whimsical symbol for Derby City, a joyful toy in […]

Arborea @ Uncle Slayton’s

Friday, Aug. 24 Uncle Slayton’s 1017 E. Broadway $8; 8:30 p.m. New Englanders Shanti Curran and Buck Curran have first names as unique and free-spirited as the music they make. The married couple’s take on various folk styles — ambient, bluesy, British — is druggy in the holistic sense, more “Lord of the Rings” […]

‘Art Envoy’ @ LVAA

Aug. 24-Oct. 7 Louisville Visual Art Association 3005 River Road • 896-2146 $3 ($2 members) It’s sad news that the Louisville Visual Art Association will be vacating its beloved Water Tower location in October. As a goodbye, it’s doing a modern version of “Art Envoy,” its first major show at the Water Tower. In […]

Reba Rye and Stephen Driver at Zephyr

Reba Rye and Stephen Driver at showing at Zephyr Gallery, 610 E. Market St., through Sept. 29.

Artist Luis Gispert to speak at 21c

Artist Luis Gispert is presenting a lecture at 21c Museum, 700 W. Main St., on Thursday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m., with a book signing at 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public in the Atrium Gallery. Works from his “Decepción” series are currently on view at Proof on Main in […]

Jennifer Horne @ Westport Whiskey & Wine

Thursday, Aug. 23 Westport Whiskey & Wine 1115 Herr Lane · 708-1313 $5; 6:30 p.m. Westport Whiskey & Wine, eclectic emporium of libations and liquors, is upping the ante at this week’s Open Bottle Night, which will pull double duty as the opening of their latest exhibit featuring local artist Jennifer Horne. The multi-talented […]

Julius Friedman at Revelry

Julius Friedman is showing “Dancing with Julius” at Revelry, 980 Barret Ave., through Sept. 19.

Patrick Donley at Krantz Gallery

Artist Patrick Donley is showing “Re-Constructed” at the Krantz Gallery at Jefferson Community and Technical College, VTI 116, 1st and Chestnut Sts., through Sept. 28. For more information, contact Barry Motes at 213-2393.

Maxxi Soundsystem @ Zanzabar

Wednesday, Aug. 22 Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. $5; 9 p.m. You’re probably unfamiliar with Maxxi Soundsystem unless you avidly follow British club culture. The stage name of Brightonian Sam Watts, Maxxi Soundsystem began to gain notoriety with his 2010 song “Criticize,” which was featured on BBC Radio 1 and became a club favorite […]

Call for creative ideas

PosSOUPbility is seeking three people or groups with an innovative or creative idea that will benefit and/or celebrate the Louisville community. The ideas will be presented to an audience at our next event, and one of the innovators will walk away with a micro-grant produced by those in attendance.  Please review Facebook for more information […]