Category Archives: dance

‘Complementary Voices’ @ Kentucky Center

<BALLET> April 4-5 ‘Complementary Voices’ Kentucky Center 501 W. Main St. • 584-7777

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 $30+; 8 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sat.) It’s time to say goodbye to Louisville Ballet artistic director Bruce Simpson. “Complementary Voices” is his final production, as well as the season ender, so he made sure he packed a lot into the […]

Weekend visual art events

“PRESS: Artist & Machine” will open on Saturday, March 29 at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W. Main St. It runs through June 1. The next SWAN (Supporting Women Artists Now) Day is Saturday, March 29 at PYRO Gallery, 909 W. Market St. from 1-2 p.m. The event celebrates female writers, musicians, […]

‘La Sylphide’ @ Kentucky Center

Feb. 21-22 Kentucky Center 501 W. Main St. • 584-7777 louisvilleballet.org $30+; 8 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sat.) I’m part Scottish, so it makes sense I’m interested in the Louisville Ballet’s “La Sylphide,” a story that centers on a Scottish farmer named James. But, as is the case in most romantic ballets, life does not […]

The Frazier Canteen @ Frazier History Museum

Friday, Feb. 14 Frazier History Museum 829 W. Main St. • fraziermuseum.org $50; 7 p.m. Sometimes I wish for the days when dating seemed as simple as asking for a dance or going for a ride around town. The Frazier History Museum is once again throwing a Valentine’s Day-themed event that hearkens back to those […]

Choreographers’ Showcase @ Louisville Ballet Studio

Jan. 23-25 Louisville Ballet Studio 315 E. Main St. • 583-2623 louisvilleballet.org $20+; 8 p.m. I thought I had come up with a new phrase to describe the Louisville Ballet’s Choreographers’ Showcase: “creative athleticism.” Nope, it turns out the School of the Art Institute of Chicago has a department of creative athleticism! Well, it still […]

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 […]

Louisville Ballet fundraiser Bourbon & Barre BQ

Tickets now on sale. Bourbon & Barre BQ, the Louisville Ballet’s new fundraising event, is Saturday, Jan. 18. It will be held at The Pointe, 1205 E. Washington St. beginning at 7 p.m. The tickets for the seated dinner, open bar, auction and dancing are $200 per person and are available at online at the […]

Alyssa Edwards @ Prime Lounge

Thursday, Dec. 19 Prime Lounge 104 W. Main St. facebook.com/hardcandyky $10-$15; 10 p.m. Want to know Alyssa’s secret? Here’s a hint: She’s the star of this month’s “Hard Candy” holiday ball (go ahead, make a pun, we’ll wait). The toothsome “RuPaul’s Drag Race” fan favorite and defrocked Miss Gay America and All American Goddess spent […]

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 […]

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. 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 […]

Louisville Ballet’s ‘Studio Connections’ @ Louisville Ballet

Oct. 24-26 Louisville Ballet 315 E. Main St. • 583-2623 louisvilleballet.org $20-$25; 8 p.m. Each year the Louisville Ballet showcases an in-studio set of contemporary and classical dances. This season’s program is strong in works first shown in their 2013 Choreographers’ Showcase. “Andante” by Ashley Thursby “started as an experimentation of partnering, as many of […]

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 […]

‘Swan Lake’ @ Kentucky Center

Sept. 13-14 Kentucky Center 501 W. Main St. • 584-7777

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 $30+; 8 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sat.) The movie “Black Swan” gave us a backstage view of readying dancers for a production of “Swan Lake.” While we can only hope the over-the-top drama is not duplicated in the dressing rooms and studios of the […]

WorldFest @ The Belvedere

Aug. 30-Sept. 2 The Belvedere worldfestlouisville.com Free; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. (Fri.-Sun.), 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Mon.) For 12 months now, I have been trying to replicate the lunch I had at the decennial WorldFest last year. Best described as a plump wiener topped with pineapple, potato chips and a special sauce, a Colombian hot dog sounds […]

‘Va Va CarniVale’ @ Headliners

Aug. 22-24, 30-31 Headliners 1386 Lexington Road • 584-8088 headlinerslouisville.com $20 adv., $30 door; 7 p.m. Vaudeville meets burlesque when colorful local entertainers Va Va Vixens take the stage, and they’re about to do so again at Headliners the next two weekends with “Va Va CarniVale,” a brand new show that promises to blow audiences’ […]

The Mistresses of Spice @ The Bard’s Town

Friday, July 5 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road ruric-amari.com $15; 7 p.m. The rich colors of intricate costumes, the mesmerizing music of faraway lands, and the human body moving so precisely and beautifully you cannot look away — the enchanting experience of watching belly dancing live is unlike any other. On Friday, the Ruric-Amari […]

Greek Fest @ The Belvedere

June 7-9 The Belvedere (Fifth & Main) louisvillegreekfest.com $2 (under 9 free); 4-11 p.m. (Fri.), 11 a.m.-11 p.m. (Sat.), noon-6 p.m. (Sun.) Put down that tiny little cup of Chobani or Oikos yogurt. The time has come to stuff your face with some authentic eats. Greek Fest returns this weekend for a three-day celebration of […]

Mavens of Mischief @ The Bard’s Town

Thursday, June 6 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road mavensofmischief.com $10; 8:30 p.m. These mavens are back at it to tease and please Louisville. The Mavens of Mischief, a vintage burlesque troupe, will perform a bigger and “more bedazzled” show than ever before. The troupe brings the best in historic costuming, character development and vintage […]