Monthly Archives: November 2012

Under $50 Art Show @ Liberty Tattoo and Art Parlor

Nov. 21-Dec. 29 Liberty Tattoo and Art Parlor 2801 S. Third St. • 637-4777 Every element of this annual art sale promotes a good cause: To participate, artists must make a monetary donation, money that’s used to buy gift cards for clients of the Center for Women and Families. Patrons also are asked to […]

‘Random Pleasures’ @ B. Deemer Gallery

Through Nov. 27 B. Deemer Gallery 2650 Frankfort Ave. • 896-6687 “Art is a drop of happiness in our lives,” says M.P. Wiggins. With that kind of attitude, you can’t help but smile when you see her new mixed media compositions. The abstract acrylic paintings are collages, composed of layers of color with added […]

‘Fleur de Lis’ @ Bearno’s by the Bridge

Through Dec. 3 Bearno’s by the Bridge 131 W. Main St. • 584-7437 In a scene from satirical comedy and hipster darling “Portlandia,” Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein explain how to spice up your wardrobe/home/appliances, beautifying tote bags to toast with the refrain “Put a bird on it.” The same sketch could just as […]

‘The Art of Indian Textiles’ @ Crane House

Through Jan. 4 Asia Institute — Crane House 1244 S. Third St. • 635-2240 India should win the award for most colorful country. The people’s love of vivid blues, oranges and greens is reflected in their beautiful textiles. With the addition of ornate and mesmerizing patterns, the cloth makes for outstanding saris and other […]

Weekend visual art events

The LOCALS (Living on Clay and Louisville Soil) ceramic group is having its Holiday Pottery Sale on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Clifton Center, 2117 Payne St. Architect Steve Wiser is signing his latest book “Distinctive Houses of Louisville” on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 1-2 p.m. at Destination Bookstore, 604 E. Spring St. in New […]

Black Friday art events

Quattra will have a selection of jewelry at Gallery Janjobe, 1860 Mellwood Ave. in the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center, on Black Friday, Nov. 23. The Trolley Hop will be running all day to take you there. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Shamrock Pet Foundation and they will bring an animal to the […]

“Mixing It Up” at the Jane Morgan Gallery

“Mixing It Up” is at the Jane Morgan Studio and Gallery, 4838 Brownsboro Center, 592-7835, from Nov. 21-March 31.

‘Jersey Boys’ @ Kentucky Center

Nov. 20-Dec. 2 Kentucky Center $50+; various times Before the Beatles came ashore, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons ruled the rock ’n’ roll airwaves. Their first No. 1 hit, “Sherry,” was released in 1962, followed by classics “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Candy Girl” and many others. The Broadway show […]

Child Bite @ Magnolia Bar & Grill

Monday, Nov. 19 Magnolia Bar & Grill 1398 S. Second St. $TBA; 9 p.m. Detroit’s Child Bite is often compared to Rust Belt punk pioneers Pere Ubu because of their dissonant guitar lines and vocalist Shawn Knight’s high-pitched histrionics. Whereas Ubu’s frontman David Thomas couched his sometimes-sentimental lyrics within a whimsical yelp, the approach […]

Peggy Sue Howard at Zephyr

Peggy Sue Howard is showing her paingings “Exhibition at the End of the World” at Zephyr Gallery, 610 E. Market St., through Dec. 29.

Weekender: Nov. 17-18

•NuLu Holiday Open House Saturday, Nov. 17 East Market Street Free; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Every year my brother makes a mad dash to the mall on Dec. 24 to embark on a frenzied shopping spree for friends and family. I suspect this endeavor is shortening his lifespan, so Pete, this one’s for you: The […]

Art to Beat Cancer @ The Green Building

Friday, Nov. 16 The Green Building 732 E. Market St. • 562-4007 Free; 5:30 p.m. With the holiday season fast approaching, some of you may be looking to secure a position on Santa’s “Nice” list for this year. Artist Doyle Glass offers a perfect opportunity at this weekend’s benefit, where an anonymous donor’s matching gift […]

Bobby Bare @ IUS Ogle Center

Friday, Nov. 16 IUS Ogle Center 4201 Grant Line Road, New Albany $26.50; 7:30 p.m. Bobby Bare’s career of seamless sub-genre hopping has spanned seven decades, earning him a reputation as a forefather of the Americana scene. Waylon Jennings called him the “greatest song-hound of them all,” and his take on songs by Tom […]

Bunnett, Durán & Camero @ Clifton Center

Friday, Nov. 16 Clifton Center 2117 Payne St. $20-$22; 8 p.m. Canadian saxophonist and flutist Jane Bunnett’s “Cuban Rhapsody” tour, named for her 2011 album of duets with longtime musical partner Hilario Durán, finds her exploring what she termed the Cuban equivalent of the American Songbook. It features music from the 1920s and ’30s, […]

Weekend visual art events

Preservation Louisville will host an event on Saturday, Nov. 17 to highlight the inaugural Preservation S.O.S.- Save Our Shotguns project. The event will begin at 2 p.m. at the Habitat for Humanity main office, 1620 Bank St. in Portland. The event will include a presentation about the Preservation S.O.S. shotgun home project, as well as […]

‘The Light in the Piazza’ @ MeX Theater

Nov. 16-25 MeX Theater Kentucky Center • 584-7777 $16; 8 p.m. (2:30 p.m. Sun.) The As Yet Unnamed Theatre Company keeps their 16th season rocking with this musical based on Elizabeth Spencer’s novella, which finds a wealthy mother and daughter spending the summer in Italy together where — guess what — daughter Clara meets an […]

“We Are the World” art show at St. Andrew’s

“We Are the World” art show and sale is at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 2233 Woodbourne Ave., on Friday, Nov. 16 from 6-10 p.m. $10 cover charge. Call Kim Torres of Lucent Dreams for more information 457-3864.

Laurie Fader showing at 849 Gallery

Laurie Fader is showing her paintings at the Kentucky School of Art’s 849 Gallery, 618-4600, 849 S. Third St. The opening reception is Friday, Nov. 16 from 6-8 p.m.  

PYRO opens in NuLu

The PYRO Gallery has moved to 909 E. Market St. and will open on Thursday, Nov. 15 with a poetry reading at 7:30-8:30 p.m. Jeffrey Skinner, Molly Peacock and David Huddle will read from their works. Free and open to the public. Their new art exhibition ”New Work – NuLucation” also opens that day.

Dope Body @ Zanzabar

Thursday, Nov. 15 Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. $5; 9 p.m. Drag City noise-rockers Dope Body are making their first appearance in town since last year’s Cropped Out Festival. Described as “Baltimore’s most brutal band,” the quartet sound eager to live up to this reputation, with pummeling instrumentation and screeching vocals all set to […]