Monthly Archives: January 2013

Preservation Louisville historic home workshop

Pre-registration required. Preservation Louisville, Inc. at The Brennan House Historic Home, 631 S. Fifth St., is holding a workshop on historic home care on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 1-4 p.m. It will be led by architect Gary Kleier, who has 35 years of experience, and specialties in historic renovation, restoration and  applying green concepts in historic […]

Shahzia Sikander @ Kentucky School of Art

Thursday, Jan. 31 Kentucky School of Art 849 S. Third St. • 618-4600 Free; 6 p.m. The Kentucky School of Art continues to bring acclaimed artists to town through their Visiting Artist Program. Their next presenter is Shahzia Sikander, who has expanded her talents as a miniaturist into new media and multiculturalism. Included in […]

Fred Kaplan @ Louisville Main Public Library

Thursday, Jan. 31 Louisville Main Public Library 301 York St. • 574-1644 Free; 7 p.m. Before he watched his career as director of the Central Intelligence Agency implode over his less-than-secret dalliance with a journalist, Gen. David Petraeus made a name for himself as the commander of operations in post-U.S. invasion Iraq and, later, […]

Leeza Gibbons @ Barnes & Noble

Wednesday, Jan. 30 Barnes & Noble The Summit • 327-0410 Free; 7 p.m. When I was a tween, I wanted to be Leeza Gibbons. As one of the hosts on “Entertainment Tonight,” I thought she had the perfect job — interviewing celebrities and sitting beside John Tesh. I suppose it’s why I always set my […]

‘Once on This Island’ @ U of L Playhouse

Jan. 30-Feb. 3 U of L Playhouse 1911 S. Third St. • 852-6814 $12-$18; 8 p.m. (plus 3 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) It’s difficult now to think of Haiti without painfully remembering the earthquake, but the U of L African-American Theatre Program’s current production takes us back to pre-devastation with a Caribbean fairy tale […]

Kentucky Foundation for Women “Art Meets Activism” grants

The Kentucky Foundation for Women, 562-0045, is seeking applicants for its Art Meets Activism grant. The grant supports feminist artists and organizations to engage individuals and communities in artmaking that directly advances positive social change. Application deadline is March 1. Participatory Art Meets Activism Grant Workshops: All workshops include networking time and discussions of feminism, […]

Gallery 104 looking for new artists

Gallery 104 is LaGrange is looking for new artists, especially a potter and a woodworker, but also have openings for 2-D artists. The jury form is on our website at

‘Architects of Distinctive Houses’ @ Filson Historical Society

Tuesday, Jan. 29 Filson Historical Society 1310 S. Third St. • 635-5083 $5 (members free); 6 p.m. Architect/historian Steve Wiser’s latest book is “Distinctive Houses of Louisville,” and he’s giving a talk on the architects who designed the residences. Some of the designers he’ll discuss are Dodd & Cobb, Jasper Ward and Michael Koch. […]

Yo La Tengo @ Brown Theatre

Tuesday, Jan. 29 Brown Theatre 315 W. Broadway $23-$25; 8 p.m. One of the most beloved and copied bands in indie rock, Yo La Tengo has seen a million “Portlandia” fans’ faces and gently rocked them all. Formed in Hoboken, N.J., by married drummer Georgia Hubley and guitarist Ira Kaplan in 1984, the band […]

Fund for the Arts Showcase & Campaign Kickoff

The Fund for the Arts will celebrate the beginning its 2013 campaign with the Arts Showcase & Campaign Kickoff on Tuesday, Jan. 29 from 12-1 p.m. at the Brown Theatre, 315 W. Broadway. Free and open to the public.

Damaged Goods Improv @ The Bard’s Town

Saturday, Jan. 26 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road • 741-6838 $10; 7:30 p.m. Remember the segment on “Whose Line is it Anyway?” when audience members would throw out phrases or suggestions, and the improv comics and actors would have to create a bit on the spot? Yep, that’s the heart of improv, and […]

Terrapin Flyer @ Diamond Pub

Saturday, Jan. 26 Diamond Pub 630 Barret Ave. $15; 9 p.m. Terrapin Flyer returns with guests Melvin Seals (The Jerry Garcia Band) and Mark Karan (Ratdog). Guitarist Doug Hagland says the repertoire will differ from their August concert, which featured keyboardist Tom Constanten from the ’68-70 Grateful Dead lineup and music from that era. […]

John Cowan @ Uncle Slayton’s

Friday, Jan. 25 Uncle Slayton’s 1017 E. Broadway $20; 8:30 p.m. Evansville native John Cowan has tried on a few hats in a long and fun career in music. First, as vocalist and bassist for New Grass Revival, he and bandmates including Sam Bush and Bela Fleck brought bluegrass into the modern era, adding […]

Weekend visual art events

Lawrence Crutcher will be presented with the Samuel W. Thomas Louisville History Book Award for his book “George Keats of Kentucky: A Life” on Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. Kentucky School for the Blind auditorium at Frankfort Ave. and Haldeman Ave. Free and open to the public. Call Steve Wiser 523-6799 for more details. In connection with their […]

“GEN” at the Asia Institute-the Crane House

Asia Institute – the Crane House, 1244 S. Third St., 635-2240, is presenting “GEN” by Shohei Katayama at Jan. 25-April 19.

“Translating Texture” at the Gallery on Pearl

Painter Jeanne McCuitcheon and glassblower Chad Balster will be showing their work in “Translating Texture” at the Gallery on Pearl, 222 Pearl St. in New Albany, 812-542-0780, from Jan. 25-March 8. The opening is Friday, Jan. 25 from 6-8 p.m. with a gallery talk at 7 p.m.

“The Artists of the Wonderland Way” at Carnegie

The Carnegie Center, 812-944-7336, is showing “The Artists of the Wonderland Way” from Jan. 25-April 6. The opening reception is Friday, Jan. 25 from 6-8 p.m. with music by the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Quartet. Free and open to the public.

Jan. 25 FAT Friday

FAT Friday — the Frankfort Ave. Trolley on the final Friday of the month, Jan. 25. 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.

LVAA opens new gallery PUBLIC

The Louisville Visual Art Association will open its new gallery PUBLIC at 131 W. Main St., 584-8166, on Thursday, Jan. 24. The reception is from 6-9 p.m. The exhibition is “Public @ PUBLIC” which runs through March 2.

Victor Mature Tribute @ Decca

Thursday, Jan. 24 Decca — The Cellar 812 E. Market St. • 749-8128 $50; 6:30 & 9:30 p.m. “Hollywood is a place where the stars twinkle until they wrinkle,” the actor Victor Mature has said. If this is true, the Shelby Park resident must have kept himself in pretty decent shape, landing his first role […]