Category Archives: benefit

KMAC Couture: Art Walks the Runway

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 589-0102, is presenting “KMAC Couture: Art Walks the Runway” on Friday, April 11 beginning at 6:30 p.m. This is a benefit for KMAC with tickets starting at $125.

Used book and media sale @ Red Barn at U of L

<BOOK> April 2-5 Used book and media sale Red Barn U of L, Belknap Campus uoflhsc.com Free; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.) The best thing about buying used books is that you can take chances. Dropping a buck to purchase a paperback from an author you know little about is easy. Dropping $22 […]

‘Masquerade: Roaring 20s’ @ The Pointe

Saturday, Feb. 22 The Pointe 1205 E. Washington St. pandoraprods.org $50 adv., $60 door; 7 p.m. Just the other day I was cursing the fact that I haven’t been to an open-bar event in a long while — too long for my taste. I kinda hate weddings, so luckily the annual “Masquerade” party is just […]

‘A Show of Love: Pet Portraits’ @ Spetz Gallery

Sunday, Feb. 16 Spetz Gallery 2400 Lime Kiln Lane thearrowfund.org Free; 2-4 p.m. Here’s your heartwarming story of the week: 8-year-old Halle Shoaf offered to paint pet portraits in exchange for a small donation to The Arrow Fund. Over the course of two months, the Bloom Elementary School third-grader painted nearly 30 portraits of dogs, […]

‘Shakespeare in Love’ @ 21C Museum Hotel

Saturday, Feb. 1 21c Museum Hotel 700 W. Main St. kyshakespeare.com $100 ($175 for two); 8 p.m. It’s always a treat to rub elbows with fellow Louisvillians at 21c. Throw in a reason to party — a fundraiser for Kentucky Shakespeare — an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, desserts, live music, and sonnets and love scenes […]

Roe v. Wade celebration @ BBC Taproom

Saturday, Jan. 25 BBC Taproom 636 E. Main St. • aclu-ky.org $10 (suggested donation); 7-10 p.m. As Kentucky’s General Assembly once again debates legislation to roll back reproductive rights and health care access for women, reproductive justice advocates are gathering to pay tribute to the 41st anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision, organize […]

Weekender: Jan. 17-19

The Range Friday, Jan. 17 Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. zanzabarlouisville.ticketfly.com $5-$7; 11 p.m. Any chump can turn out a generic dance record now, and many do. The ones who rise above and get proper respect try to push the expected borders of the field, and The Range is earning his keep. Known to his […]

Weekender: Jan. 10 – 12

Jan. 10-18 ‘Sex Again’ Vault 1031 Theatre
 1031 S. Sixth St. frogpumpproductions.com $20; various times The newly established Vault 1031, housed in the Old Louisville warehouse of the Old Armored Car Company, is another indicator of the evolving developments downtown. It’s a trilateral venue: a coffee joint, gallery space and 130-capacity theater rolled into one. […]

Anagnorisis @ Haymarket Whiskey Bar

Thursday, Jan. 2 Haymarket Whiskey Bar 331 E. Market St. haymarketwhiskeybar.com $8; 7 p.m. Rarely do we as fans get the pleasure of hearing a band play one of their albums in its entirety. Fortunately for us, that’s exactly what local standout black metallers Anagnorisis will be doing. They’ll play their highly acclaimed new album, […]

Donorama @ Crowne Plaza Hotel

Dec. 26-27 Crowne Plaza Hotel 830 Phillips Lane redcross.org Free; noon-7 p.m. While you’re enjoying the Christmas season, remember there’s more to it than just buying Mom a sweater. Instead, you can save lives in an hour by donating at the 36th annual American Red Cross “Donorama.” The need for blood is constant, and supply […]

Sweaty Sheep Ministries @ Headliners/Waterfront Park

Dec. 19 & 22 Headliners/Waterfront Park sweatysheep.com $10 (each); 8 p.m. (concert), 3:30 p.m. (race) There’re some strange events coming up in the name of feeding and clothing the homeless — and they fall under the leadership of Sweaty Sheep Ministries. First off is a Christmas concert at Headliners on Thursday, featuring Danny Flanigan and […]

‘Give-a-Jam’ @ Clifton Center

Thursday, Dec. 19 Clifton Center 2117 Payne St. cliftoncenter.org $10-$20; 6 p.m. For the Clifton Center’s third annual night benefiting the Coalition for the Homeless’ work with our less fortunate, there’s the usual strong and big list of musical performers, in addition to a silent auction and soups and stews from seven of Louisville’s best […]

WFPK Winter Wednesdays @ Clifton Center

Wednesday, Dec. 18 WFPK Winter Wednesdays Clifton Center 2117 Payne St. cliftoncenter.org Free; 7:30 p.m. For the final WFPK-presented free Wednesday night concert of 2013, the public radio station offers a very special present for their listeners, indeed. Headliner Tony Joe White, now 70, is an underrated cult legend, best known for his late-’60s hits […]

Weekender: Dec. 13-15

Joseph Arthur Friday, Dec. 13 Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. zanzabarlouisville.ticketfly.com $12-$15; 9 p.m. Joseph Arthur has always been good at making friends. When he does so, he doesn’t just stop with Joe Lunchbox; Arthur won over Peter Gabriel and R.E.M. early on, and now the WFPK favorite brings a band including R.E.M. bassist/Shiny Happy […]

Weekender: Dec. 6 – 8

Kathleen Lolley Friday, Dec. 6 WHY Louisville 806 E. Market St. whylouisville.com Free; 5 p.m. Artist Kathleen Lolley was a star, especially locally, as soon as she began showing her paintings a decade ago. Since then, the CalArts graduate has become even more well-known internationally, showing in bigger cities and selling to Hollywood stars. The […]

Weekender: Nov. 22-24

Art Lite Louisville 2013 Friday, Nov. 22 FAF Gallery 602 S. Third St. • 212-5108 fineartfirm.com Free; 5-8 p.m. The Fine Art Firm Gallery and the Preston Arts Center are presenting an artistic event that will let viewers see how artists create as well as have a chance to get their hands dirty. Eight artists […]

Drag Queen Bingo @ The Connection

Thursday, Oct. 24 The Connection 120 S. Floyd St. $15; 7 p.m. Once again, Louisville’s favorite drag queens and kings will be pulling balls for a good cause — all proceeds from Drag Queen Bingo go to the Louisville Youth Group, which provides a safe space for LGBTQ youth and encourages positive life choices. Thursday’s […]

Weekender: Oct. 18-20

‘The Glass Mendacity’ Oct. 18-20 The MeX Theater, Kentucky Center 501 W. Main St. • 584-7777 lourep.com $16; 8 p.m. (2 p.m. Oct. 20) Big Daddy is back in town. From the Louisville Repertory Co. comes a theatrical mash-up the likes of which you’ve never seen: Take three masterpieces by a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, stick […]

Dream Factory’s “Art of Dreams”

The Dream Factory is presenting “Art of Dreams” which partnered artists with critically ill children. The preview show and silent auction is Friday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. ($25 per person) at FAF Gallery, 602 S. Third St. The Gala Dinner and auction is Oct. 24 at 5:30 p.m. ($125 per person) at Vincenzo’s, 150 […]

‘Tracking Fire’ fundraiser @ Hillbilly Tea

Tuesday, Oct. 15 Hillbilly Tea 120 S. First St. trackingfire.com $5; 7-9 p.m. Forty years ago, on Pride Weekend in 1973, a fire consumed a gay bar called The UpStairs Lounge in New Orleans. About half the patrons escaped; 32 perished, trapped by the flames, smoke and burglar bars over the windows. The incident, believed […]