Monthly Archives: January 2013

Freakwater @ Headliners

Thursday, Jan. 24 Headliners Music Hall 1386 Lexington Road $12-$15; 8 p.m. It’s only the second time Freakwater is celebrating the release of their 1993 album, Feels Like the Third Time, and one can reasonably expect a 40th anniversary tour in 2033. This time, singer/songwriters Janet Beveridge Bean and Catherine Irwin (the latter now […]

‘Choreographers’ Showcase’ @ Louisville Ballet

Jan. 24-26 Louisville Ballet 315 E. Main St. • 583-2623 $20-$25; 8 p.m. The Louisville Ballet’s annual “Choreographers’ Showcase” practices truth in advertising. The title tells you what to expect — a number of new dances created by their choreographers, many of whom happen to be dancers in the Louisville Ballet. Ben Needham-Wood, Ashley […]

Literary LEO @ Spalding University

Wednesday, Jan. 23 Spalding University, Egan Center 901 S. Fourth St. Free; 6-9 p.m. Poetry and jazz go together like wine and cheese, and this evening you can experience all of the above (along with a variety of other writing styles and libations) at our annual Literary LEO event. Every year we ask readers to […]

Harry Wu @ Brown & Williamson Club

Wednesday, Jan. 23 Brown & Williamson Club Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium 2800 S. Floyd St. • 852-2667 Free; 7 p.m. At age 19, Harry Wu did what many of his American counterparts did in college: criticize the government. Under the auspices of the Chinese Communist Party’s 100 Flowers Campaign, whereby dissent and openness was supposedly […]

Lecture by Arturo Alonzo Sandoval at U of L

Arturo Alonzo Sandoval’s exhibition “Creating a Sense of Space: Between Art and Craft” is currently showing at the Jewish Community Center’s Patio Gallery. On Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 2:30-3:30 p.m., he will give a lecture at the Chao Auditorium in U of L’s Ekstrom Library on his art.

“Ali: The Greatest, a Fine Art Tribute to Muhammad Ali” at Ali Center

The Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. Sixth St., 992-5301, is showing “Ali: The Greatest, a Fine Art Tribute to Muhammad Ali” through March 16.

PosSOUPbility’s next event

Reservations required. PosSOUPbility’s next event is on Sunday, Jan. 27 from 5-7 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church, 809 S. Fourth St. $10 at door, cash only. For more information, check their Facebook page, call 641-6674 or email

The Regrettes @ ZaZoo’s

Sunday, Jan. 20 ZaZoo’s 102 Bauer Ave. $5; 8 p.m. There are a lot of regrettable trends in rock ’n’ roll that have occurred over the last few years (dubstep, anyone?), but artists with true soul never go out of style. This is why The Regrettes, based in Columbus, Ohio, root their sextet in […]

Rachel Grimes @ KMAC

Friday, Jan. 18 Kentucky Museum of Arts and Crafts 715 W. Main St. • 589-0102 $10; 8 p.m. Rachel Grimes tickles the ivories Friday night at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, appearing in the continuing Caligari Piano Performance Series. The “Caligari” piano is a special edition model crafted by Steinway in 1990 […]

American Aquarium @ Uncle Slayton’s

Friday, Jan. 18 Uncle Slayton’s 1017 E. Broadway $10; 9 p.m. Straight out of Raleigh, N.C. (the unofficial alt-country headquarters), American Aquarium has seen more than a few fellow promising bands, romantic flings and booze-fueled highs come and go in the six years and five-plus albums they have been performing and touring together. Containing […]

‘Women Work’ @ Weber Gallery

Jan. 18-March 22 Weber Gallery 1151 S. Fourth St. • 584-1230 The phrase “women’s work” used to convey art created by women, thus automatically making it inferior to anything done by a man. It also denoted art that was deemed acceptable for women to pursue, such as china painting and embroidery. As a result, […]

Rachel Grimes at KMAC

As part of the Wendell Castle exhibition, the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102, is hosting the “Caligari” Piano Performance Series. Rachel Grimes will be performing on Friday, Jan. 18 at 8 p.m.$10 non-museum members, $8 museum members.

Arpetrio @ Hideaway Saloon

Thursday, Jan. 17 Hideaway Saloon 1607 Bardstown Road $7; 10:30 p.m. Knoxville-based Arpetrio should be pronounced similarly to “arpeggio,” says Alex Mindermann of the live electronica band, which includes elements ranging from trance to dubstep. Mindermann and bandmates Wes Taylor and Trent Little perform with guitar, keyboards, bass and drums, but also with computers. […]

“Art’s Birthday” celebration

“Art’s Birthday” is Thursday, Jan. 17, with a celebration at on Main St. by 21c Museum Hotel from 7:30-8:30 p.m. “Art’s Birthday” is the idea of French artist Robert Filliou, who suggested a public holiday to celebrate the presence of art in our lives. A loose network of artists worldwide have been celebrating the event […]

Art of North Africa, Middle East and Central Asia at U of L

“Culture and Spirituality in the Traditional Arts of North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia” is at U of L’s Schneider Hall Galleries from Jan. 17-Feb. 17. The opening reception is Thursday, Jan. 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Contact John Begley at 852-4483 for more information.

The Weeks @ Zanzabar

Wednesday, Jan. 16 Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. $5; 9 p.m. Do you like good ol’ dirty rock ’n’ roll? Y’know, the kind they used to make back in your daddy’s day? Do you want it tough and manly, yet at times enticing to your date? One last question: Do you like Kings of […]

‘Flashdance — The Musical’ @ Kentucky Center

Jan. 16-20 Kentucky Center 501 W. Main St. • 584-7777 $25+; various times The legwarmers. The off-the-shoulder gray sweatshirt. The hot female welder who dreams of being a dancer. The bucket of water. Need I go on? Can you believe Jennifer Beals jiggled her dirty bits 30 years ago in “Flashdance”?! Thirty years? To […]

‘Company’ @ Jewish Community Center

Through Jan. 20 CenterStage at Jewish Community Center 3600 Duchmans Lane • 459-0660 $18-$20; various times It’s a painfully familiar social situation — being the third, fifth or 13th wheel in a room full of couples. In Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical “Company,” based on George Furth’s book, 35-year-old Robert finds himself at a […]

Shawna Khalily @ Arts Council of Southern Indiana

Through Jan. 25 Arts Council of Southern Indiana 820 E. Market St., New Albany 812-949-4238 • Shawna Khalily thinks like a philosopher who just happens to express her deep thoughts by way of printmaking. Her new series of woodcuts, “The Veils are Thinning,” have the ability to inspire us to be better people. “I […]

Arturo Alonzo Sandoval at Patio Gallery

The Jewish Community Center’s Patio Gallery, 3600 Dutchmans Lane, 459-0660. is showing fiber artist Arturo Alonzo Sandoval through Feb. 19.