Category Archives: fundraiser

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 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 $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 $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. $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. 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 $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. $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 […]

Imagine 2012 Art Auction @ The Henry Clay

Friday, Feb. 3 The Henry Clay 604 S. Third St. $150; 6:30 p.m. or $75; 8:30 p.m. St. Francis High School Imagine Art Auction veterans will be pleasantly surprised with the event’s setup this year: Now they’ve got options. In addition to the traditional dinner fare, participants will have the choice to arrive at […]


Ongoing Fund for the Arts Select, click, give. Power2give is a direct way to fund local nonprofit organizations. It introduces projects to donors, with every dollar donated matched by Kentucky businesses, such as Republic Bank, the Kentucky Arts Council and LG&E-KU. As the brainchild of the Arts & Science Council in Charlotte, N.C., Louisville’s […]

Fund for the Arts’ power2give up and running

The Fund for the Arts has a new micro-funding website called power2give. The site offers a way to match nonprofit arts and cultural projects to individuals and corporations interested. Organizations list detailed project costs and accept donations ranging from $1 to $10,000.

Weekender: Dec. 10-11

•$20 Art Show Saturday, Dec. 10 Clifton Art Supply 2005 Frankfort Ave. Free; 7-9 p.m. Offering affordable works by top-notch local artists, the annual $20 Art Show is a win-win for both Keep Louisville Weird consumers and said local artists. This year’s show will be held once again at Clifton Art Supply and features art […]

Weekender: Nov. 25-27

•ear X-tacy Closing Sale Nov. 26-27 ear X-tacy 2226 Bardstown Road • 452-1799 Free; noon-5 p.m. The end is nigh, fellow travelers. If anyone is left wondering whether ear X-tacy’s recent closure was a mere hiccup before the store returned like a phoenix … there’s this: For two abbreviated days, “everything will be sold,” […]

Weekender: Oct. 29-30

•Fairness Campaign Costume Party Saturday, Oct. 29 21c Museum Hotel 700 W. Main St. Free ($20 suggested donation); 7-11 p.m. Darkness falls across the land, the midnight hour is close at hand. Creatures crawl in search of blood, to terrorize y’alls neighborhood … or so said master of macabre Vincent Price in Michael Jackson’s […]

“Oxygen Art” at Swanson Contemporary

The Digital Immigrants are showing at Swanson Contemporary, 638 E. Market St., from Oct. 21-Nov. 4. The works in the exhibition are being sold through an online auction at It continues through Nov. 30. Half of the proceeds from each piece will be donated to the Wounded Warriors Foundation.

Preservation Kentucky raffling Stephen Powell glass

Glass artist Stephen Powell has donated one of his pieces to Preservation Kentucky for a raffle. It’s on view at 21c, 700 W. Main St., through Wednesday, Dec. 7. Raffle tickets for the piece are available online at or by calling Preservation Kentucky, 306 W. Main St. in Frankfort, 502-871-4570.

Taste of Louisville @ Mellwood Art Center

Monday, Oct. 17 Mellwood Art Center 1860 Mellwood Ave. $55; 6 p.m. Louisville is a tasty place indeed. Now in its 38th year, the annual Taste of Louisville event has moved to the Mellwood Art Center to allow for more space … to taste! More than 30 restaurants and beverage companies will be on […]