Monthly Archives: December 2012

Townes Tribute @ Jim Porter’s

Tuesday, Jan. 1 Jim Porter’s 2345 Lexington Road Free; 7 p.m. The start of a new year calls for a celebration with champagne and confetti, but for outlaw country fans, it is also a bittersweet day, as we remember the loss of greats like Hank Williams and Townes Van Zandt, who died in his […]

The Ladybirds @ Headliners

Monday, Dec. 31 Headliners Music Hall 1386 Lexington Road $10 adv., $12 doors; 9 p.m. I felt so lonely, with no one to hold is how my favorite Ladybirds song begins, a sentiment we’ve all felt at least once. I was sittin’ at a bar, and that’s when he showed — OK, I can […]

Ben Bridwell @ Gallery 104

Through Dec. 31 Gallery 104 104 E. Main St., La Grange 502-222-3822 • Sometimes artists do not know they can create. Ben Bridwell, who says his “background in metal fabrication and welding provided the framework from which my art … emerged,” is a good example. This self-taught, self-claimed “risk-taker” makes abstract sculpture, fountains and […]

Weekender: Dec. 29-30

•Kwanzaa Celebration Saturday, Dec. 29 Catholic Enrichment Center 3145 W. Broadway Free; 11 a.m. With Christmas carols and wrapping paper retired and the hangover of New Year’s yet to come, how about we celebrate a holiday that’s low on seasonal gloss and instead honors three fundamentals: community, family and culture. Kwanzaa, which means “first fruits” […]

Rumours @ Headliners

Friday, Dec. 28 Headliners Music Hall 1386 Lexington Road $10; 9 p.m. When the group of six or so musicians tossed around the idea of playing a tribute to Fleetwood Mac, tackling the Rumours album was a unanimous decision. “It’s simply one of the most important records in my life,” says Danny Flanigan, who […]

Christiansen @ Zanzabar

Friday, Dec. 28 Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. $5; 9 p.m. Are the holidays making you feel nostalgic? On Friday, two of Louisville’s finest reunite for the first time in about seven years, as Christiansen and Ten to Midnight take the stage. Formed in the late ’90s, Christiansen were Louisville’s premier indie emo act […]

Dec. 28 FAT Friday

FAT Friday — the Frankfort Avenue Trolley on the final Friday of the month, Dec. 28, aka the New Year’s Eve Hop. 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.

Drawings by Bob Lockhart at McGrath Art Gallery

Bob Lockhart is showing his drawings at Bellarmine University’s McGrath Art Gallery through Jan. 13. Lockhart will be giving an artist talk on Jan. 11 at 5:30 p.m. with the reception to follow from 6-8 p.m.

‘Once Upon a Holiday Exhibit’ @ Muhammad Ali Center

Through Jan. 6 Muhammad Ali Center 584-9254 $9 ($4 children) Don’t get the post-Christmas doldrums. You know the drill: The gifts are all opened, the unhealthy food devoured, you’ve taken a few days off work, and you just don’t know what to do with yourself other than sit on the couch watching reruns of […]

‘Multifarious’ @ Wayside Expressions Gallery

Through Jan. 29 Wayside Expressions Gallery Hotel Louisville 120 W. Broadway • 836-7661 “We Do Photography.” That’s the motto of the PhotoForum Camera Club of Louisville. In their exhibition “Multifarious,” the photography on display is indeed diverse, as it comes from a variety of skill levels. “We are a mixture of photographic abilities and specialties,” […]

Blacksmithing classes

Pre-registration is required. Kaviar Forge & Gallery, 1718 Frankfort Ave., 561-0377, is now offering a blacksmithing class taught by master blacksmith Craig Kaviar. It will be from Jan. 19-Feb. 16 on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. The cost is $400.

‘signs of life and other’ @ Decca Restaurant

Through March 2 Decca Restaurant 812 E. Market St. If you climb the stairs of the gorgeous NuLu restaurant to their second-floor dining room, it’s intimate, quiet and the walls are adorned with work from local artists. Their current show features photographs by Kelsey Norris, Cathy Towne, Gary Pikarsky and Michael Morris. Morris shoots […]

Give-A-Jam @ Clifton Center

Thursday, Dec. 20 Clifton Center 2117 Payne St. • $10; 6 p.m. The Clifton Center presents an amazing and eclectic lineup of musicians, ranging from the bluegrass of Hog Operation to the jazz of Mike Tracy, plus nine others, at its second annual event to assist the Coalition for the Homeless. Center executive director […]

‘The Begending’ @ The Mammoth

Thursday, Dec. 20 The Mammoth 744 S. 13th St. $5; 7 p.m.   It’s the end of the world as we know it and, well, you know the rest. Since the Mayan calendar has decreed that the earth shall cease to exist on Friday, it’s time now to max out your credit cards and […]

Born of Osiris @ Vernon Club

Thursday, Dec. 20 Vernon Club 1575 Story Ave. $10 (adv.), $12 (doors); 7 p.m. The popularity and rabid fanbase of Born of Osiris are both born of the same fact: Their music is catchy and wisely forges their influences into a distinct sound. Best known for their perfect marriage of death metal and slick, […]

Paw Paw Pickers @ AmVets Post 9

Thursday, Dec. 20 AmVets Post 9 1567 S. Shelby St. $5; 7:30 p.m. The monthly Third Thursday series of Square Dances at AmVets kicks off with a beginners dance workshop, followed by pros (or folks who think they are) afterward. No experience is necessary, and all of the dances will be taught to newcomers. […]

Louisville Artists Syndicate: The Beginning

The next Louisville Artists Syndicate event is “The Beginning” on Thursday, Dec. 20 from 7-11:59 p.m. at the Mammonth Building, 744 S. 13th St.

WFPK Winter Wednesday @ Clifton Center

Wednesday, Dec. 19 Clifton Center 2117 Payne St. Free; 7:30 p.m. This month’s temperature-controlled WFPK concert stars Whitehorse, the Canadian wife-and-husband duo of Melissa McClelland and Luke Doucet, with local support from rising singer-songwriter Justin Paul Lewis. Doucet is especially well known in his home country for his solo work and for his earlier […]

BFA Thesis Exhibition @ Hite Art Institute Galleries

Through Dec. 21 Hite Art Institute Galleries 107 Schneider Hall • 852-6794 The holiday season is upon us, a time of new beginnings as another year draws to a close. This December, U of L’s Hite Art Institute also finds itself at a point of transition, as the latest class of fine arts students […]

‘Exhibition at the End of the World’ @ Zephyr Gallery

Through Dec. 29 Zephyr Gallery 610 E. Market St. • 585-5646   If you’re reading this on Wednesday, you have two days until … what? The Mayans predicted a cycle of existence that ends on Dec. 21. With all the prophecy of doom and gloom attached to that date, Peggy Sue Howard decided it […]