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Weekend visual art events

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102, is hosting a free event on Sunday, April 6 from 2-4 p.m., “Kentoki: Kentucky through Jewish Eyes, 1925″ will be read. The Yiddish poem was written by I.J. Schwartz. The Louisville-based klezmer band Lost Tribe will also perform. This is in connection with […]

Danica Novgorodoff book signing, lecture & show

Artist, writer and graphic designer Danica Novgorodoff will have a public lecture, book signing and exhibition on Thursday, April 3 at the Kentucky School of Art’s 849 Gallery, 295-1945, 849 S. Third St. The exhibition opening is from 5-6 p.m., followed by the lecture (open to the public) and book signing. The exhibition continues through […]

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 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 […]

Louisville Comic Con @ Kentucky International Convention Center

<GEEKS> March 28-30 Louisville Comic Con Kentucky International Convention Center 221 S. Fourth St. $35+; various times It’s not even Derby yet and we’ve got some pretty big (but nerdy) names coming into town for Louisville’s annual Comic Con next weekend. Hosted by the folks at Wizard World, the three-day sci-fi and comic book […]

Paulette Livers @ Carmichael’s Bookstore

Tuesday, March 11 Paulette Livers Carmichael’s Bookstore 2720 Frankfort Ave. Free; 7 p.m. Novelist Paulette Livers has captured a slice of history where much was changing for a Kentucky small town, and for America — and it isn’t difficult to get wrapped up in the many layers that directly reflect on some circumstances of […]

Sarah Baird @ Carmichael’s Bookstore

Saturday, Feb. 22 Carmichael’s Bookstore 2720 Frankfort Ave. Free; 4 p.m. Kentucky is known for many things, but one that often gets left in the dust is our long and unique baking history. Sarah Baird chronicles the history of Kentucky treats (complete with full recipes) in her recently published book, “Kentucky Sweets.” Baird, a […]

Seth Johnson @ Carmichael’s Bookstore

Friday, Feb. 21 Carmichael’s Bookstore 2720 Frankfort Ave. Free; 7 p.m. In the ebb and flow of publishing, there are always linked short-story collections — but we’re in a time now that’s particularly rich with their unique charms. Experienced readers know there’ll be some rewarding “a-ha” moments. But the connections between recurring characters, plus […]

J.D. Wilkes @ Carmichael’s Bookstore

Saturday, Feb. 15 Carmichael’s Bookstore 2720 Frankfort Ave. Free; 4 p.m. Informal jamborees have been a part of Kentucky since the founding of the commonwealth more than 200 years ago. In fact, a barn dance is what gave bluegrass founder Bill Monroe his start in music. From square dancers to banjo players and lovers […]

Tiffany Robinson @ Half Price Books

Saturday, Feb. 15 Half Price Books 2025 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy Free; noon Tiffany Robinson will sign and discuss her first book, “Zoe’s Sidewalk,” a title aimed at inspiring children. The story follows young Zoe, who struggles to make a difference for her grandmother, who she almost lost to a heart attack. Robinson, a military […]

Kate Lebo @ Carmichael’s Bookstore

Sunday, Feb. 9 Carmichael’s Bookstore 2720 Frankfort Ave. Free; 5 p.m. I once worked at a place where, one day, everyone lost their job. Of course, there is a long story behind this, but what you need to know is what my (former) co-workers and I did in response — we made pie. It […]

Tytianna N.M. Wells Smith @ A Reader’s Corner

Saturday, Feb. 8 A Reader’s Corner 2044 Frankfort Ave. Free; 11 a.m. For children of all ages, author and illustrator Tytianna N.M. Wells Smith will read from her first picture book for children, “Sweet Pea & Sugar Tea’s Country Family Adventures, Volume 1: A Collection of African-American Poems” at this special appearance. It’s special […]

Chang-Rae Lee @ Louisville Free Public Library

Thursday, Jan. 23 Louisville Free Public Library 301 York St. Free; 7 p.m. It wasn’t such a huge literary stretch for Cormac McCarthy to write about post-apocalyptic life with his classic “The Road.” In contrast, Chang-Rae Lee didn’t seem at all a candidate for the latest esteemed literary author to deliver a novel incorporating […]

Weekender: Jan. 10 – 12

Jan. 10-18 ‘Sex Again’ Vault 1031 Theatre
 1031 S. Sixth St. $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. […]

Weekend visual art events

Quattra 4, made up of four jewelry designers/metalsmiths Roxy Lentz, Sharon Major, Lona Northener and Lesley Rahner Ewald are holding their latest jewelry show at the Terrance Room of the Louisville Boat Club. Saturday, Dec. 14 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. A portion of the sales will go to The Shamrock Pet Foundation. The Foundation helps with […]

Weekender: Dec. 13-15

Joseph Arthur Friday, Dec. 13 Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. $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 […]

The Incredible Inman @ Ramsi’s Café on the World

Thursday, Dec. 12 Ramsi’s Café on the World 1293 Bardstown Road Free; 5:30 p.m. In the early 1980s, there was no World Wide Web, no Google, and The Courier-Journal was known as a quality newspaper that consistently produced great, award-winning journalism. While David Inman’s “Incredible Inman” column never received the Pulitzer that some (in […]

Louisville Ballet’s “Nutcracker” events at LFPL

The Louisville Free Public Library, in association with the Louisville Ballet, is holding storytimes on the “Nutcracker.” The family event features a dancer from the Louisville Ballet reading the “Nutcracker” plus some Nutcracker-inspired activities. 6:30 p.m. Free for children and families. St. Matthews: Monday, Nov. 18 Main: Tuesday, Nov. 19 Southwest: Thursday, Nov. 21 Iroquois: […]

Weekender: Nov. 15-17

‘Holiday in the Woods’ Nov. 15-21 Little Loomhouse 328 Kenwood Hill Road Free; Opening reception Friday, 6-9 p.m. Thanksgiving has yet to happen, but that doesn’t stop most folks from early holiday shopping. The Little Loomhouse allows that opportunity of finding a unique gift with their annual “Holiday in the Woods” art exhibition and […]

“Historic Houses of Louisville” book signing

Architect Steve Wiser will be signing his new book “Historic Houses of Louisville” today at the Oxmoor House, 720 Oxmoor Ave., from 6-7 p.m. Call 635-5083 for information.

“The Caudills of the Cumberlands” program at Carnegie

Registration required. The Carnegie Center for Art & History, 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany, 812-944-7336, is hosting a program and book signing for “The Caudills of the Cumberlands: Anne’s Story of Life with Harry” with Anne Caudill and author Terry Cummins, on Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 6-7 p.m. This program is free, but […]