Category Archives: fundraiser

Weekend visual art events

The art/business innovator IDEAS 40203 is sponsoring “The King’s Kitechen Garden Fete” on Saturday, March 22 to raise funds for the UrbanGreen Project. It will send students from YouthBuild Louisville to work at the kitchen garden started by Louis XIV at Versailles, France. Nucleus Building, 300 Market St., 7:30 p.m.

‘PINK’ @ U of L’s Student Activities Center

<BENEFIT> Friday, March 21 ‘PINK’ U of L’s Student Activities Center louisville.edu/lgbt $10 ($5 students); 8 p.m. Life doesn’t have to be a drag, especially on Friday night at U of L when the students present the annual “PINK” benefit, an amateur drag and variety show that raises money for U of L’s LGBT Center. […]

Weekender: March 15-16

<ART> Saturday, March 15 ‘Art [squared]’ PUBLIC Gallery 131 W. Main St. • 235-3088 louisvillevisualart.org Free: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Being anonymous can be fun, dangerous or dangerous fun. The Louisville Visual Art Association found out last year that we like the thrill of buying art without knowing the artist who created it. So it’s time […]

Sip & Sing @ Highlands Tap Room Grill

Friday, March 7 Sip & Sing Highlands Tap Room Grill 1058 Bardstown Road • 584-5222 Free; 7:30 p.m. Karaoke, to me, is a lot like Irish Car Bombs — sometimes you’re in the mood to throw one back, but most of the time, the thought doesn’t even cross your mind to indulge. I’ve got nothing […]

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 […]

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: 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 […]

“Arts on Quality Place” art fair

“Arts on Quality Place” art fair is Oct. 25-27. Sponsored by the Arts Association of Oldham County and the Oldham County Family YMCA, the event features over 60 artist booths inside the Y. The preview fundraiser party is Friday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $80; contact the YMCA at 502-222-9358 for details. The art […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

Weekender: Oct. 4-6

Charles Eisenstein Friday, Oct. 4 First Unitarian Church 809 S. Fourth St. cultivatingconnections.org $10-$50; 7 p.m. In the face of macro issues like global warming or economic collapse, do the everyday acts of kindness and care have any significant impact on the world at large? Charles Eisenstein, TED speaker and author of “Sacred Economics: Money, […]

Upcoming Carnegie Center fundraiser

RSVP by Sept. 4 The Carnegie Center, 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany, 812-944-7336, is holding its 17th Annual “A Taste for Art & History” fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 6 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $65 per person, $55 museum members.

Weekend visual art events

Howard Steamboat Museum & Mansion, 1101 E. Market St. in Jeffersonville, 812-283-3728, is holding its 21st annual “Victorian Chautauqua.” The arts, crafts, garden and antique fair features the Carriage House antique show, book signings, music, mansion tours, herb and perennial sale, and a wide array of arts and crafts booths. Saturday, May 18 from 10 […]

17th Annual Imagine! Scholarship Fundraiser

Reservations required. St. Francis School is hosting its 17th Annual Imagine! Scholarship Fundraiser on  Friday, Feb. 1.  It will take place at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage. It will feature works by artists such as Bryce Hudson, Julius Friedman and Valerie Fuchs. Tickets are $75 for the dessert reception and $150 for the dinner. Tickets […]

Call for ideas

posSOUPbility is seeking three people or groups to present their ideas elibible for micro-grants. The main focus of the meal-based evening is the presentations. The application is due Dec. 28. See www.possoupbility.blogspot.com for details.

Whole Foods donates to LVAA on Nov. 14

The Louisville Visual Art Association, 584-8166, has been selected as the recipient organization for Whole Foods Market Community Giving Day. On Wednesday, Nov. 14, 5% of the store’s net sales will be donated to the LVAA. This 5% will be put towards LVAA’s community outreach program, Open Doors.