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The Baseball Project @ Zanzabar

<MUSIC> Tuesday, Aug. 5 The Baseball Project Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. zanzabarlouisville.com $15; 9 p.m. If you turn on any sports television news programming today, regardless of what time of year it is, odds are the topic will be football. But this nation’s current obsession with football is not indicative of the United States’ […]

The Casket Girls @ Zanzabar

  <MUSIC> Monday, Aug. 4 The Casket Girls Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. zanzabarlouisville.com $8-$10; 9 p.m. While writing their sophomore album, True Love Kills the Fairy Tale, composer-producer Ryan Graveface dropped off music at the home of the Greene sisters. After failed attempts to phone, Graveface stumbled in on the girls’ interesting writing process: […]

Louisville Fresh Festival @ Belvedere

<MUSIC> Sunday, Aug. 3 Louisville Fresh Festival Belvedere louisvillefreshfest.org $30+; 6 p.m. Dust off your fisherman’s hat and Adidas track suit (satin or velour, your choice), Fresh Fest is back for a second round. The shockingly ageless Big Daddy Kane headlines this go-round, with MC Lyte and EPMD filling out the card. For some reason, […]

‘Reminiscence’ by Rita Cameron @ Hotel Louisville

<ART> Aug. 1-Sept. 2 ‘Reminiscence’ by Rita Cameron Hotel Louisville 120 W. Broadway waysidechristianmission.org In Louisville, the word “Wayside” is tied with community service and support. The Wayside Expression Gallery, Wayside Christian Mission’s nonprofit gallery, is no different. Its give-back mission is what drew in artist Rita Cameron, who will be exhibiting a line of […]

‘New Work’ by Shayne Hull @ Swanson Contemporary

<ART> Aug. 1-31 ‘New Work’ by Shayne Hull Swanson Contemporary 638 E. Market St. • 589-5466 swansoncontemporary.com Shayne Hull is an artistic treasure around these parts. After a career spanning 25+ years (“rarely slowing down or taking a break,” he says), he took a three-year sabbatical from art. I’m happy to report his paintings and […]

‘Art Show from the Underbelly’ @ ART.FM

<ART> Aug. 1-31 ‘Art Show from the Underbelly’ ART.FM 829 E. Market St. artxfm.com Despite graffiti and street art being pastimes the majority of people aren’t associated with, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who isn’t at least somewhat familiar with the work of Banksy. Louisville hosts its own prolific tagger who couldn’t be […]

‘Jawesome!’ @ Block Party Handmade Boutique

<ART> Aug. 1-31 ‘Jawesome!’ Block Party Handmade Boutique 560 S. Fourth St. blockpartyhandmade.com Opening Reception: Aug. 1, 5:30 p.m. When owner Mary Levinsky first opened Block Party last year, she was excited to plan specific themes for each month. For August, the gallery will celebrate the release of “Sharknado 2” with a shark-themed exhibition. In […]

‘Roast of Spider-Man’ @ The Bard’s Town

  <COMEDY> Aug. 1-2, 8-9 ‘Roast of Spider-Man’ The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road thebardstown.com $10-$15; 10 p.m. Spider-Man, Spider-Man … does whatever a spider can. That is, unless that radioactive spider can handle a roast from some of Louisville’s best and most vitriolic comedians. Peter Parker and his superhero counterpart have been chosen as […]

Jerry Douglas @ Kentucky Country Day Theater

<MUSIC> Friday, Aug. 1 Jerry Douglas Kentucky Country Day Theater 4100 Springdale Road kcdtheater.org $25-$35; 8 p.m. Louisville’s East End will welcome one of country and acoustic roots music’s most prolific and lauded musicians. Jerry Douglas, recipient of 13 Grammy awards and three-time CMA Musician of the Year, will bring his plucking to the stage […]

AnimeCon @ Louisville Free Public Library

<FEST> Friday, Aug. 1 AnimeCon Louisville Free Public Library 301 York St. • 574-1724 LFPL.org/teen Free; 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. The end of summer is nigh, which means teenagers need to rake in those good times before they are consumed by mounds of algebra homework. One opportunity to do so happens this weekend at AnimeCon, a […]

Street Rod Nationals @ Kentucky Fair & Expo Center

<CARS> July 31-Aug. 3 Street Rod Nationals Kentucky Fair & Expo Center 937 Phillips Lane nsra-usa.com $15; various times They’re back! Thousands of vintage cars and pumped-up street rods will roam around Louisville this weekend. For the 17th year, the Derby City will host the National Street Rod Association’s Street Rod Nationals Plus. An estimated […]

Little Tybee @ Zanzabar

<MUSIC> Thursday, July 31 Little Tybee Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. zanzabarlouisville.com $5; 9 p.m. It’s no wonder that Little Tybee takes its name from the island off the Georgia coast. Starting in Savannah, Ga., and now based out of Atlanta, the six-person band has been all over the Peach State. Now touring areas outside […]

‘KMAC Couture: Highlights from 2014′ @ Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

<ART> Through Sept. 21 ‘KMAC Couture: Highlights from 2014’ Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft 715 W. Main St. • 589-0102 kmacmuseum.org A dress made out of bike tires and clasps? Cardboard craft paper fashioned into a Flamenco-style dress? A vest and skirt crafted out of rubber drawer liners and key rings? Recycled items, made […]

Historical Dainty Contest @ Hauck’s Handy Store

<GTOWN> Monday, July 28 Historical Dainty Contest Hauck’s Handy Store 1000 Goss Ave. Free; 5-10 p.m. Before you go any further into this staffpick: This contest has nothing to do with being dainty like a handkerchief. Instead, it is a physical competition, and the “dainty” is a noun, not an adjective. Here’s what happens: A […]

Weekender – July 26 & 27

<SPORTS> Saturday, July 26 Derby City Roller Girls Kentucky Fair & Expo Center derbycityrollergirls.com $12 adv., $15 door; 4 p.m. The only thing better than one rowdy roller derby match? Three rowdy roller derby matches. To mark the end of their 2014 season, the Derby City Roller Girls are presenting their first-ever tripleheader this weekend. […]

Cryptid Carnival @ Nancy’s Bagel Grounds

  <FEST> Friday, July 25 Cryptid Carnival Nancy’s Bagel Grounds 2101 Frankfort Ave. moviemeltdown.com Free; 6 p.m. Apologies if my next two sentences make you feel old. Do you remember “Tales from the Crypt,” the HBO television show with the creepy intro featuring a cackling skeleton? That program debuted 25 years ago last month. The […]

All City Art Weekend @ Spinelli’s Pizzeria

<ART> July 25-27 All City Art Weekend Spinelli’s Pizzeria 239 S. Fifth St. spinellisallcity.com Free; noon-6 p.m. Remember that time you had Spinelli’s sober? Nah, I’m kidding. The pizzeria, which delivers until 4:30 a.m., is hosting its first ever weekend-long art festival, which will include live street art and music. The live painting will come […]

African Art @ Hite Art Institute

<ART> July 25-Sept. 13 African Art Hite Art Institute Schneider Hall Galleries louiville.edu/art Some of the oldest civilizations and cultures derived from the rich and vast continent of Africa. As a result, the nations therein are home to some of the most ancient and long-running cultures and art. In 2012, Margaret and Frederick Merida donated […]

‘In Between’ @ Carnegie Center for Art & History

<ART> July 25-Oct. 11 ‘In Between’ Carnegie Center for Art & History 201 E. Spring St., New Albany 812-944-7336 carnegiecenter.org           Rebecca Norton and Nicolas Jorcino have created a world that is “In Between.” This exhibition of their paintings focuses on the illusion of depth with its sense of “come on in.” Except you can’t. […]

‘Dog Days’ @ Archives & Special Collections, U of L

<ART> Through Aug. 29 ‘Dog Days’ Archives & Special Collections, U of L Ekstrom Library • 852-6752 louisville.edu/library/archives I’m a cat person. That said, I have nothing against dogs and have even owned a couple. So if a photography exhibition featuring dogs doesn’t make me salivate (like a dog), it at least makes me stop […]