Monthly Archives: December 2012

‘Merry Monster Mash Up’ @ Ultra Pop!

Through Dec. 31 Ultra Pop! 1414 Bardstown Road • 479-1035 My guess is that monsters have always been a part of artist Frank Peak’s life. He probably didn’t fear them lurking under his bed, but instead got up and played with them. Peak carries a sketchbook around with him now and whips it out […]

Charlotte Browning @ Gallery M

Through Jan. 1 Gallery M Mellwood Art and Entertainment Center 1860 Mellwood Ave. • 895-3650 Put a bow on one of these sculptures, stick it under the Christmas tree, and it might just scare the bejesus out of the dog. Charlotte Browning’s “CB Originals” include many types of ceramic pots and wares, but works […]

New Devonian Calendar

Ongoing $20 “You get the sense that the end of the world is a commercial project,” said a commentator when asked about the recent rise of Mayapocalypse-related profiteering in Russia. If the world does end on Dec. 21, at least it’ll happen before those January credit card statements roll in. And if it doesn’t, […]

Call for art

The Jefferson Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center in Louisville is issuing a call to artists to show work at the JADAC facility. By incorporating local art the center hopes to create a better environment for clients as they go through treatment. For more information contact Amanda Newton at

“A Conversation about Video Art” at Carnegie

Pre-registration required. The Carngeie Center, 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany, is presenting “A Conversation about Video Art” with Dr. Laurel Fredrickson of IUS on Tuesday, Dec. 18 from 12-1 p.m. Free but  registration is required (call 812-944-7336).

Weekend visual art events

Co-curator Mary Margaret Sparks and some of the exhibition artists will be having a gallery talk about “Project Reclamation” on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Carnegie Center, 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany, 812-944-7336.

Handel’s ‘Messiah’ @ Cathedral of the Assumption

Sunday, Dec. 16 Cathedral of the Assumption 433 S. Fifth St. $25; 2:30 p.m. The Louisville Master Chorale presents its holiday program Sunday featuring all three parts of George Frederick Handel’s “Messiah.” It will include the favorite choruses and solos from parts I and II (the Christmas and Easter sections) as well as the […]

Umpteenth Annual $20 Art Show @ Art Sanctuary

Saturday, Dec. 15 Art Sanctuary 1433 S. Shelby St. Free; 6-9 p.m. Tired of staring at that crinkled “Starry Night” poster you bought for your dorm room freshman year of college? Or maybe you’re in the market for some unique Christmas gifts for friends and family who appreciate originality? Well, you’re in luck, as […]

‘Carpenters of the Forest’ @ The Rudyard Kipling

Friday, Dec. 14 The Rudyard Kipling 422 W. Oak St. $5; 9 p.m. Our culture has come to increasingly appreciate brevity and concision over long-form entertainment. With the advent of MP3 technology, the album has gone by the wayside in exchange for the modern pocket DJ, where we can all command our own compact […]

Pokey LaFarge @ Headliners Music Hall

Friday, Dec. 14 Headliners Music Hall 1386 Lexington Road $12-$15; 9 p.m. Pokey LaFarge is quite an enviable musician right now. An American roots artist with an affinity for the writings of John Steinbeck and the music of Muddy Waters, Pokey has a deal with Jack White’s high-profile record label Third Man Records, with […]

Chris Malinchak @ Zanzabar

Friday, Dec. 14 Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. $5-$7; 10 p.m. For this week’s episode of “Late Night Disco,” hosts OK Deejays welcome special guest Chris Malinchak, a somewhat mysterious but highly regarded New York-based house and nu-disco music DJ, and a rising star of the French Express label. Currently riding a wave as […]

‘Top Drawer: 150 Years of Bittners’ @ Frazier History Museum

Through Jan. 1 Frazier History Museum 829 W. Main St. • 753-5663 $10.50 I love old sayings like “the cat’s meow,” “bee’s knees” and “that’s top drawer,” although half the time I’m not sure what they mean. “Top drawer” referred to importance and price, as it once meant the place in a chest where […]

‘The Kings of Christmas’ @ The Bard’s Town

Dec. 13-23 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road • 749-5275 $10-$15; 7:30 p.m. It’s the King family’s 10th Christmas since losing their Elvis-impersonating magician father — the Magistic King, as he was known — to death (or disappearance) during his nationally televised magic show. As if that’s not enough to kill a Christmas buzz, […]

‘Last Hanukkah Christmas’ @ Henry Clay Theatre

Dec. 13-23 Henry Clay Theatre 604 S. Third St. • 585-5306 $21 ($10 students); 7:30 p.m. (plus 2:30 p.m. Dec. 16 & 23) It’s here: the final countdown. Only nine days left until the end of the world. Whether you believe the Mayans were onto something, or if you just want an excuse to […]

“YERT” film showing at Carnegie Center

The Carnegie Center, 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany, 812-944-7336, is showing the film “YERT (Your Environmental Road Trip)” on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 7-9 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Young Heirlooms @ Uncle Slayton’s

Wednesday, Dec. 12 Uncle Slayton’s 1017 E. Broadway $7; 8 p.m. If you haven’t gotten folked lately, Uncle Slayton’s offers this four-act evening titled, well, “Get Folked.” Featuring two acts from Cincinnati and two from down the street, it’s a mostly polite evening of adult entertainment. Queen City folk-rockers Young Heirloom and blues-rockers Taylor […]

Rock the Vibration @ The Rudyard Kipling

Wednesday, Dec. 12 The Rudyard Kipling 422 W. Oak St. Free; 8 p.m. In seismology, Love Waves are surface seismic waves that cause horizontal shifting of the earth during an earthquake and were named after A.E.H. Love. I’m not sure the artists behind Rock the Vibration intend to send out this kind of Love […]

‘Different Worlds’ by Henry Horenstein @ Paul Paletti Gallery

Through Feb. 22 Paul Paletti Gallery 713 E. Market St. • 589-9254 Henry Horenstein is a different type of historian — a documentary photographer. While studying to become an academic, he realized he could continue studying history by photographing it. This shifting of gears led him to the Rhode Island School of Design where […]

Call for ideas

posSOUPbility is seeking three people or groups to present their ideas elibible for micro-grants. The main focus of the meal-based evening is the presentations. The application is due Dec. 28. See for details.

Weekend visual art events

Indiana University Southeast BFA students are showing in “Zhenya,” an one-night only exhibition from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 234 Pearl St. in New Albany. Galerie Hertz, 1253 S. Preston St., 551-8277, will have extended hours over the weekend: Saturday, Dec. 8 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9 from 12-4:30 p.m. […]