Category Archives: book

Weekender: Nov. 1-3

Patrick Jilbert Friday, Nov. 1 WHY Louisville 806 E. Market St. whylouisville.com Free; 5 p.m. Patrick Jilbert is a visual artist, but he’s also a street rat prankster visionary who knows a lot more about some different stuff than you do. The self-taught painter and illustrator is influenced by a chain of up-to-the-minute influences found […]

Weekend visual art events

Steve Wiser will be signing his latest book “Historic Houses of Louisville” on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at A Readers Corner, 2044 Frankfort Ave. The Tim Faulkner Gallery, 389-0347, is showing “Impressions on Influence” by Margaret Archambault through Nov. 1. The reception is Saturday, Oct. 19 from 6-11 p.m. OPEN Gallery, 2801 S. Floyd St., […]

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 […]

Weekender: Oct. 11-13

Butchertown Porktoberfest Friday, Oct. 11 The Pointe 1205 E. Washington St. • 262-8580 butchertown.blogspot.com Free; 5-10 p.m. You have to love living in a town that has events with names like Porktoberfest. Sure, it may be a while before it catches up with England’s Cheese Rolling Festival or even Florida’s Felssmore Frogleg Festival, but this […]

Stephen Jimenez @ Carmichael’s Bookstore

Thursday, Oct. 10 Carmichael’s Bookstore 2720 Frankfort Ave. carmichaelsbookstore.com Free; 7 p.m. Some events speak to us with an immediate, loud clarion call — but later, details cast echoes that may not be so clear. Does the murder of Matthew Shepard belong in that category? This month marks the 15th anniversary of Shepard’s death, and […]

Weekender: Sept. 27-29

Louisville Irish Fest Bellarmine University 2001 Newburg Road louisvilleirishfest.com $5-$8; 7-10 p.m. (Fri.), 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.), 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sun.) Whether you already love the Louisville Irish Fest or haven’t yet been, get ready because it’s going down this weekend. You can dig into delicious Irish vittles from Molly Malone’s, O’Shea’s, Shenanigan’s and more, […]

Chris Crass @ Carmichael’s

Wednesday, Sept. 18 Carmichael’s Bookstore 2720 Frankfort Ave. • 896-6950 Free; 7 p.m. This is not going to be the typical reading/signing. The author won’t let the evening run smoothly. Elements within the audience will probably figure it a waste of time if there are no raised hackles. This past spring, a series of essays […]

Weekender: Aug. 17-18

•Community Block Party Saturday, Aug. 17 Actors Theatre of Louisville 316 W. Main St. • actorstheatre.org Free; 1-10 p.m. Actors Theatre of Louisville is throwing a party and wants you to crash it. Celebrating 50 years as a theater company, Actors hosts the ultimate block party in front of its building at Main and Third […]

July 26 FAT Friday Trolley Hop

FAT Friday — the Frankfort Ave. Trolley on the final Friday of the month, July 27. Explore the art galleries, shops and restaurants along Frankfort, Story and Mellwood Avenues from 6-10 p.m. There’s free parking, then hop on and off the free trolley. Kaviar Forge & Gallery, 1718 Frankfort Ave., 561-0377, is hosting Jim Higdon, […]

Weekender: July 20-21

•Mag Bar Benefit Saturday, July 20 Magnolia Bar 1398 S. Second St. facebook.com/MagBarOldLou $10; 8 p.m. Any Kentuckianan who reads LEO surely heard about the terrible incident last month at Old Louisville’s venerable Mag Bar, when a car drove into the front door, hurting some and requiring electricians, plumbers and the like by the dozens. […]

‘Bourbon by the Book’ @ Marriott Louisville East

Thursday, July 11 Marriott Louisville East 1903 Embassy Square Blvd. • 318-1717 $60 (dinner); 5:30 p.m. Bourbon: It’s not just for sippin’ anymore. Many books have been written about Kentucky’s liquid cash crop since the days it was shipped south on the Ohio to New Orleans. The spirit continues to inspire area authors, and a […]

Rohan Anderson @ Carmichael’s

Friday, June 7 Carmichael’s Bookstore 2720 Frankfort Ave. • 896-6950 Free; 7 p.m. Anthropologists will tell you that the hunter-gatherer lifestyle was real cutting-edge back around 15,000 B.C. In the modern world you can still find tribes in remote areas who live that way … but none of them write (or photograph, or compose web […]

Tim O’Brien @ Brown Hotel

Thursday, May 23 Brown Hotel 335 W. Broadway • 873-4400 Free; 6:30 p.m. Celebrated author appearance: As part of Spalding University’s semi-annual Festival of Contemporary Writing, Tim O’Brien, author of the classic Vietnam War story collection “The Things They Carried,” will give a reading/signing at the 16th-floor gallery of the Brown Hotel. Sena Jeter Naslund […]

Seeking photographs and stories of Louisvillians

Do you know of someone who has shaped the community of Louisville and should be recognized for it? Would you like to help preserve the stories of the people who have made your community great? Local resident Kris Applegate is currently compiling a book of legendary locals of Louisville and is looking for your help. […]

Weekender: May 18-19

•GARDENZART Saturday, May 18  Hidden Hill Nursery & Sculpture Garden 1011 Utica-Charlestown Road, Utica, Ind. 812-282-0524 • hiddenhillnursery.com Free; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. I’m stating the obvious when I say gardens consist of plants, flowers and shrubs. But any respectable garden should have a bit of stone, metal or glass for decoration … in addition to […]

U of L extends Harlan Hubbard exhibition

UofL’s Archives and Special Collections has extended the closing date for its exhibit of items from its Harlan Hubbard Collection. It will now be on display through mid-July. Lower Level, Ekstrom Library.

David Dominé @ Carmichael’s

Friday, April 26 Carmichael’s Bookstore 2720 Frankfort Ave. carmichaelsbookstore.com Free; 7 p.m. History fans take note, David Dominé, Louisville’s only (that I know of) author, college instructor, entrepreneur and ghost tour guide will be speaking about and signing his brand new book, “Old Louisville: Exuberant, Elegant, and Alive” at Carmichael’s Friday evening. The beautiful 248-page […]

David Rohde @ Louisville Free Public Library

Thursday, April 18 Louisville Free Public Library 301 York St. • 574-1611 lfpl.org Free (tickets required); 7 p.m. David Rohde has unique bona fides for authoring books on modern geopolitical conflict and its human cost. Not only has this journalist earned two Pulitzers, but he’s lived through months as a hostage of the Taliban. His […]

David Sedaris @ Kentucky Center

Thursday, April 18 Kentucky Center 501 W. Main St. • 584-7777 kentuckycenter.org $39.50+; 7:30 p.m. In advance of a book signing in Louisville a few years ago, humorist David Sedaris took the time to chat with LEO over the phone. And as expected, the conversation darted in unexpected directions, with the humorist rattling off absurd […]

Lunch & Learn: From Slavery to Civil War Nurse, Lucy Higgs Nichols”

Registration required. The Carnegie Center for Art & History, 201 East Spring St. in New Albany, 812-944-7336 is hosting “Lunch & Learn: From Slavery to Civil War Nurse, Lucy Higgs Nichols” on Tuesday, April 16 from 12-1 pm. Author, dramatis and storyteller Judith C. Owens-Lalude will present her first-person interpretation of Lucy Higgs Nichols as part […]