Category Archives: fundraiser

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.  

Arts Council of Southern Indiana present Bal Masque Gala

Advance tickets still available. The Arts Council of Southern Indiana is presenting Bal Masque Gala on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 805 E. Market St. in New Albany. Advance tickets are $50 per person and $80 per couple (on the day of the event: $60/$90). Cash bar, Fall treats, live music by […]

‘Let It Flow’ Poetry Slam @ Jazzyblu Café and Lounge

Friday, July 13 Jazzyblu Café and Lounge 815 W. Market St. • 435-9908 $10+; 8 p.m. Slow … mellow … thorough … how’s your flow? The “Let It Flow” Poetry Slam is now celebrating its fifth anniversary. So if you’re thinking it’s time for your spoken word to be heard, perhaps you’ll be lured. And […]

Brewfest @ Louisville Slugger Field

Friday, June 22 Louisville Slugger Field keeplouisvilleweird.com Free; 4-10 p.m. There’s really no excuse to drink PBR. That’s especially true in a town like Louisville, home to an impressive array of quality local beers, from longtime favorites like Bluegrass Brewing Co., New Albanian and Cumberland to recent additions Against the Grain, Falls City and Apocalypse […]

Weekender: June 2-3

•Elizabeth Cook Saturday, June 2 Uncle Slayton’s 1017 E. Broadway uncleslaytons.com $13; 8:30 p.m. Florida-born singer-songwriter and Sirius XM radio host Elizabeth Cook will once again have the opportunity to provide a fortunate Kentucky audience with her unrivaled blend of country music tradition and outlaw spirit. Cook’s latest offering, Welder, successfully pays tribute to her […]

Weekend visual art events

The Bluegrass Art Experience during the Memorial Day weekend is family friendly, multifaceted art festival, which offers a unique environment to showcase the vast variety of art being created in Kentucky and the region. A performing arts stage will be set up for music, dance, theater, spoken word, and comedy. 50-75 individual tented booth spaces […]

Down & Derby @ Water Tower

Saturday, May 5 Water Tower 3005 River Road LouisvilleDownAndDerby.com $40; 8 p.m. All the locals know the party doesn’t stop after the last horse crosses the finish line. Derby night in the ’Ville will be teeming with parties, including the fabulous Down & Derby at the Water Tower. This open-bar event benefits the Louisville Youth […]

Ferdinand’s Ball @ Frazier International History Museum

Thursday, May 3 Frazier International History Museum 829 W. Main St. ferdinandsball.com $100-$500; 7:30 p.m. As Derby week kicks into high gear, there’s no shortage of star-studded soirees. And while I’m usually more of a cheap-beer-at-a-dive-bar kind of a girl, I’m willing to get fancy for a good cause, which is what Ferdinand’s Ball is […]

Charity Art Auction @ St. Andrew’s Church

Friday, April 20 St. Andrew’s Church 2233 Woodbourne Ave. unikids.org Free; 7 p.m. Unikids, a local charity that collects art supplies for needy children, and Local Art in the Highlands, a coalition of artists, are teaming up for a charity art auction to raise money to provide school supplies for orphanages and underprivileged families in […]

PINK @ U of L’ s Student Activities Center

Friday, March 30 U of L’ s Student Activities Center louisville.edu/lgbt $10 ($5 students); 8 p.m. Fifteen years of U of L’s longest running student fundraiser has been anything but a drag. PINK, an amateur drag (queen and king) show put on by U of L students, drag veterans and newbies, helps provide funds for […]

Drag Queen Bingo @ The Connection

Thursday, Feb. 23 The Connection 120 S. Floyd St. $15; 7 p.m. Hurricane Summers is a force to be reckoned with while on stage at Connection’s nightly drag show. She’ll call you out without hesitation. She’ll make fun of sorority girls on annoying bachelorette parties, gay boys on parade and lesbians on the hunt. But […]

Weekender: Feb. 18-19

•‘Masquerade’ Saturday, Feb. 18 Mellwood Art Center 1860 Mellwood Ave. pandoraprods.org $55 (adv.), $65 (door); 8 p.m. With an open bar comes great responsibility. Or not — if City Scoot is around. Pandora Productions’ annual benefit party, “Masquerade,” is celebrating all things Mardi Gras Saturday night at the Mellwood Art Center — complete with said […]