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Weekender: April 19

<MUSIC> Saturday, April 19 ‘Astro Block Party’ Astro Black / Fat Rabbit 1000 E. Oak St. Free; 9 a.m. Don’t let the weatherman fool you — spring has sprung, and that means it’s time to shake those frozen bones awake and take this party we call life to the streets. If your block isn’t […]

‘Party Animals’ @ Block Party Handmade Boutique

<ART> Through April 30 ‘Party Animals’ Block Party Handmade Boutique 560 S. Fourth St. Don’t let the name of Block Party Handmade Boutique’s latest exhibit fool you into a false sense of glitter and feeling like P. Diddy. “Party Animals” has nothing to do with the new, sans dollar sign sing-talker Kesha. It’s Old […]

‘Give Peace a Chance’ @ The Muhammad Ali Center

<ART> Through May 26 ‘Give Peace a Chance’ The Muhammad Ali Center 144 N. Sixth St. Everybody’s talking about bagism, shagism, dragism, madism, ragism, tagism, this-ism, that-ism. All we are saying is give peace a chance … It may be 45 years old, but the words and message behind John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s […]

Danica Novgorodoff @ 849 Gallery

<ART> Through May 2 Danica Novgorodoff 849 Gallery 849 S. Third St. • 618-4600 Here’s some good news for all you single people out there — apparently there’s no such thing as a lonely afterlife in China. If an unmarried person dies, it’s believed the deceased will be forlorn and possibly haunt its living […]

‘An Evening with Buster’ @ Frazier History Museum

<FILM> April 17-18 ‘An Evening with Buster’ Frazier History Museum 829 W. Main St. $15; 7 p.m.  Almost 153 years to the day after the Battle of Fort Sumter that kicked off the Civil War, the Frazier History Museum will hold two special screenings of the classic 1926 comedy-adventure silent film “The General,” starring […]

HNNY @ Zanzabar

<MUSIC> Thursday, April 17 HNNY Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. $5-$7; 10 p.m. It’s almost the weekend, honey, so let’s go shake it out with HNNY, who’s traveling all the way from Sweden just to see us (and several other American cities over the course of several weeks). Yes, Pooh, the Local Talk, Let’s […]

David Grubbs @ Dreamland

<MUSIC> Thursday, April 17 David Grubbs Dreamland 810 E. Market St. $10-$35; 7 p.m. Is a recording of a musical performance an honest representation of the composer or performer’s intentions? Is the experience at all comparable to witnessing music’s creation in person? Did you think enjoying music would have a test? David Grubbs has […]

‘The Ghosts in Our Machine’ @ Ekstrom Library

<FILM> Thursday, April 17 ‘The Ghosts in Our Machine’ Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library U of L • 2301 S. Third St. Free; 6 p.m. “I feel like I’m a war photographer and I’m photographing history. I’m photographing changes in history right now in terms of animal rights and where it’s going,” says photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur […]

‘Surrender to Color’ @ Kore Art Gallery

<ART> Through April 30    ‘Surrender to Color’ Kore Art Gallery Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center 1860 Mellwood Ave. • 333-4355 There’s many in Louisville and Southern Indiana who want to put their arms in the air, spin around and scream, “It’s finally spring!” While I’m not entirely convinced it will not snow tomorrow, I’m loving […]

Insect Factory @ Dreamland

<MUSIC> Tuesday, April 15 Insect Factory Dreamland 810 E. Market St. $10; 7 p.m. Straight outta Silver Spring, Md., guitarist Jeff Barsky is Insect Factory (and vice-versa). “Spider-Man” fans might be surprised by what happened when Barsky got bitten, though — as label Fabrica Records says, his six-string work focuses on “texture and mood, […]

Weekender: April 11-12

<ART> Saturday, April 12 ‘Thunder at the Cressman’ Cressman Center 100 E. Main St. • 852-6794 $30 ($10 kids); 3 p.m. One of the things I like about all the activities that surround the Kentucky Derby is how they combine what we already love. Fashion? We got your Derby ties and socks right here. […]

‘MASS’ @ Flame Run Gallery

<ART> Through May 31 ‘MASS’ Flame Run Gallery 815 W. Market St. • 584-5353 The snow may glow white on the mountain tonight, but here on the banks of the Ohio, 17 artists are bringing to life glistening glass creations that would make Queen Elsa proud. In a departure from the blown or hot-sculpted […]

Voices of Kentuckiana @ Clifton Center

<MUSIC> April 11 & 13 Voices of Kentuckiana Clifton Center 2117 Payne St. • $20 ($15 adv.); 7 p.m. Fri., 3 p.m. Sat. When Voices of Kentuckiana calls itself “all inclusive,” it isn’t joking around. This community choir doesn’t hold auditions. Instead, it welcomes everyone, regardless of the person’s sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or […]

‘Look at me!’ @ Garner Narrative

<ART> Through May 30 ‘Look at me!’ Garner Narrative 642 E. Market St. Edward Snowden’s stated motive for leaking thousands of classified documents was “to inform the public as to that which is done in their name and that which is done against them.” Local artist Keith Stone was inspired by this new information […]

Greyhounds @ Zanzabar

<MUSIC> Thursday, April 10 Greyhounds Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. $6; 9 p.m. Remember the past? Greyhounds do, and they’re bringing it back today, à la Rock ’n’ Soul, Vol 1. But before you get your Hall in my Oates, think instead about the Black Keys and all them cats. Greyhounds is a duo, […]

Brent Estabrook @ Tom Faulkner Gallery

<ART> Through May 1 Brent Estabrook Tom Faulkner Gallery 1512 Portland Ave. • 389-0347 I recently visited the Tim Faulkner Gallery at its new location. As we walked through the massive space, I was continually drawn to an assortment of paintings of rifles, money and skulls (not my normal areas of interest). Faulkner said […]

‘Gem of the Ocean’ @ The Playhouse

<THEATER> April 9-13 ‘Gem of the Ocean’ The Playhouse 1911 S. Third St. • 852-6814 $12-$15; 8 p.m. (2 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun.) Playwright August Wilson’s 10-production “The Pittsburgh Cycle” chronicles the black experience in the 20th century and earned him two Pulitzer Prizes. This week, U of L’s Department of Theatre Arts […]

‘January’ by Danielle Elise Bartley @ Day’s Espresso & Coffee

<ART> April 5-30 ‘January’ by Danielle Elise Bartley Day’s Espresso & Coffee 1420 Bardstown Road Opening Reception: April 5, 7 p.m. Danielle Elise Bartley had a bad year. “I remember being barely three weeks into January, and 2013 already knocked me on my ass,” says the Western Kentucky photojournalism graduate. Her exhibit “January,” on display […]

Weekender: April 5-6

<ART> Saturday, April 5 J. Cobb Ultra Pop! 960 Barret Ave. Free; 6 p.m. The first thing you need to know, to avoid any confusion, is that artist J. Cobb’s day job is art director of this publication. Before you go accusing us of playing favorites, we’re here to say, “Heck, yeah, we’re playing […]

‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill’ @ Henry Clay Theatre

<THEATER> April 4-20 ‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill’ Henry Clay Theatre 604 S. Third St. $21 ($10 students); 7:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m. Sun.) Our last moments with a person are usually not labeled as such. Death or departure is often abrupt and unexpected, transforming the seemingly ordinary moments that preceded them into […]