Category Archives: dance

Mavens of Mischief @ The Bard’s Town

Thursday, June 6 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road $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 […]

Weekender: June 1-2

•Americana World Festival Saturday June 1 Iroquois Amphitheater 1080 Amphitheater Road Free; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. The 23rd annual Americana World Festival will be bigger and, as a result, even better than ever. After years at the Americana Community Center, the festival moves to Iroquois Amphitheater thanks to a new partnership between these two south Louisville […]

Mixed Repertory Program @ Kentucky Center

April 12-13 Kentucky Center 501 W. Main St. • 584-7777 $27+; 8 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sat.) The last show of Louisville Ballet’s current season is a mixed repertory program of five pieces, including two works by members of the Louisville Ballet. The world premiere of “Ten Beautiful Objects” is by Adam Hougland, the […]

PINK @ U of L’s Student Activities Center

Friday, March 22 U of L’s Student Activities Center $10 ($5 students); 8 p.m. No, Pink isn’t returning to town for an encore performance, but her infectious attitude and spirit surely inspired some of the performers in this event. Now in its 16th year, PINK is U of L’s student-produced amateur drag and variety […]

‘MOMIX: Botanica’ @ Brown Theatre

Friday, March 8 Brown Theatre 315 W. Broadway • 584-7777 $25 and up; 8 p.m. There are dancers, and then there are dancer-illusionists. Not only are the members of the MOMIX dance company some of the most skilled, athletic dancers in the country, what they do onstage with their bodies and creative use of […]

‘Romeo & Juliet’ @ Kentucky Center

March 1-2 Kentucky Center 501 W. Main St. • 584-7777 $27+; 8 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sat.) “Romeo and Juliet,” one of literature’s great “my family doesn’t like you” couples, is coming back to the Louisville Ballet. This romantic dance is a classic for them in every sense of the word. First performed in 1985, it features […]

Weekender: Feb. 23-24

•Russian National Orchestra Saturday, Feb. 23 Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center 501 W. Main St. • 584-7777 $25-$65; 7:30 p.m. The Russian National Orchestra began 2013 by playing hometown Moscow. But the ensemble soon escaped the Russian winter and, in February, performs in California, Kentucky and Florida. In May, it’s Italy and Spain. July finds […]

Alaska Thunderfuck @ Prime Lounge

Thursday, Feb. 21 Prime Lounge 106 W. Main St. $6-$15; 10:30 p.m. If you’re not already a fan of the best show on TV, “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” then you owe it to yourself to sample this live performance (and meet-and-greet) with one of the current stars of the competition showcase, Alaska Thunderfuck (known on […]

‘Choreographers’ Showcase’ @ Louisville Ballet

Jan. 24-26 Louisville Ballet 315 E. Main St. • 583-2623 $20-$25; 8 p.m. The Louisville Ballet’s annual “Choreographers’ Showcase” practices truth in advertising. The title tells you what to expect — a number of new dances created by their choreographers, many of whom happen to be dancers in the Louisville Ballet. Ben Needham-Wood, Ashley […]

Louisville Artists Syndicate: The Beginning

The next Louisville Artists Syndicate event is “The Beginning” on Thursday, Dec. 20 from 7-11:59 p.m. at the Mammonth Building, 744 S. 13th St.

Weekender: Dec. 8-9

•‘Zhenya’ Saturday, Dec. 8 234 Pearl St., New Albany Free; 5-8 p.m. In October, an 11-year-old Russian boy named Yevgeny Salinder discovered the remains of a wooly mammoth. It was named “Zhenya” after his nickname and is the second-best preserved mammoth ever found. Eight senior BFA art students from IUS are channeling Zhenya’s curious […]

‘Clara’s Dream’ @ Margaret Comstock Concert Hall

Nov. 30-Dec. 2 Margaret Comstock Concert Hall U of L School of Music • 852-6878 $10-$15; various times Everybody has that one movie or show they absolutely must watch in order for it to really feel like Christmastime — for many (like me), it’s “The Nutcracker.” Just hearing the music makes me want to […]

Sales at Just Creations to benefit Louisville Ballet

In support for the dancers of the Louisville Ballet, a percentage of the sales at  Just Creations, 2722 Frankfort Ave., 897-7319, on Wednesday, Nov. 28 from 6-8 p.m. will go to the PARTNERS for Artists’ Care.

Studio Connections @ Louisville Ballet

Nov. 1-3 Louisville Ballet 315 E. Main St. • 583-2623 $20-25; 8 p.m. It worked so well the first time that the Louisville Ballet is bringing Studio Connections back again. With the premise of “no opera glasses needed,” it is their way of making ballet riveting and action-filled by dancing in their rehearsal studio […]

Weekender: Oct. 20-21

•Beaux Arts Ball Saturday, Oct. 20 Galt House 141 N. Fourth St. $90; 6:30 p.m. It’s time to put on your fancy pants and strut around the Galt House for a good cause. (That’s a typical Friday night for me.) The Beaux Arts Ball invites you to come out and play Saturday night in […]

‘Lady of the Camellias’ @ Kentucky Center

Oct. 5-6 Kentucky Center 501 W. Main St. • 584-7777 $27+; 8 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sat.) When I think of camellias flowers, I don’t think of a beautiful plant but a signifier for a tragic love story. I recently saw the Greta Garbo movie “Camille,” and the flowers should have gotten a film […]

New art radio station ART+FM hosting community meeting

The new art radio station ART+FM is having a community meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 5:30 p.m. at 829 E. Market St. (formerly La Bodega). ART+FM welcomes and encourages community participation in this project both on the air and behind the scenes. Their definition of artist is broad: musicians, performers, writers, athletes, painters, photographers, sculptors, […]

‘Va Va Vittles’ @ Headliners

Aug. 9-11 Headliners Music Hall 1386 Lexington Road • 584-8088 $20 ($30 VIP); 8 p.m. A Va Va Vixens show hits an audience like a fleshy storm of scissor kicks, hula hoops and acrobatics. Reviving a late 19th/early 20th century form of entertainment, our local troop of 25 limber ladies and lads once again […]

Square Dance & Pizza Party @ AmVets Post 9

Friday, July 20 AmVets Post 9 1567 S. Shelby St. $5; 7:30 p.m. “All dances will be taught. Everyone will have fun. No one is required to dance, but everyone is encouraged to try it out. No experience necessary.” T-Claw will be calling the traditional Appalachian dances here (“calling the shots and teachin’ the […]

Weekender: June 30-July 1

•‘Fleur de Lez Dance’ Saturday, June 30 The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road • 749-5275 Free; 10 p.m. What better way to close out Pride month than to jiggle your bits on the dance floor? Fleur de Lez, a local lesbian social group, is hosting its monthly “Lez Dance” Saturday night at The Bard’s […]