Category Archives: kids

Free Family Fun Workshop: Paper Kites at Carnegie

Pre-registration is required and on a first come, first served basis. The Carnegie Center for Art & History, 201 East Spring St. in New Albany, 812-944-7336 is hosting “Free Family Fun Workshop: Paper Kites” on Saturday, April 13 from 10 am-12 pm. They will be making Paper Kites using a paper lunch bag, crayons, markers, glitter, […]

New Albany-Floyd County Secondary Schools Art Show & Competition

The New Albany-Floyd County Secondary Schools Art Show & Competition is at the Carnegie Center for Art & History, 201 East Spring St. in New Albany, 812-944-7336, from April 12-27. There will be a reception on Thursday, April 25 from 5-6 pm at the Carnegie Center for the public to view the work before the awards […]

Weekender: March 16-17

•Louisville Leopard Percussionists Saturday, March 16 Brown Theatre 315 W. Broadway kentuckycenter.org $15; 2 p.m. The annual beginning of spring is magnificent for oh-so-many reasons. For local lovers of music and/or education, it means it’s also time for the Louisville Leopard Percussionists’ annual “Big Gig” — and this year is an even bigger celebration, their […]

Weekender: March 9-10

•St. Patrick’s Parade Saturday, March 9 Baxter/Bardstown corridor louisvilleirish.com Free; 3 p.m. One of the first signs that spring is near has nothing to do with our moody weather — it’s time for the 40th annual Ancient Order of Hibernian’s St. Patrick’s Parade to flash its green and stroll down Baxter Avenue and Bardstown Road. […]

Louisville Arcade Expo @ Ramada Plaza

March 8-10 The Ramada Plaza 9700 Bluegrass Pkwy. louisvillearcade.com $15/day, $35/pass; various times It seems like it’s been decades since the angsty pleas of adolescent boys filled the mall with the age-old, voice-cracking debate: Which is better — “Space Invaders” or “Galaga”? But in truth, it’s only been a year, and this weekend it’s time […]

Free Family Fun Workshop at Carnegie

Pre-registration is required. The Carnegie Center’s next Free Family Fun Workshop is making Mason Jar Herb Gardens using thyme, rosemary, and chive seeds, yarn, Spanish moss, small rocks, beads, potting soil, and sand. Bring a mason jar or used glass jar for each child. Saturday, March 9 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 201 E. Spring St. […]

Puppet Prom @ School of Sharks Theater

Saturday, Feb. 9 School of Sharks Theater 770 Eastern Parkway • 636-1974 squallispuppeteers.com $10 (minimum donation); 6-11 p.m. Man, the Squallis Puppeteers have always freaked me out. It’s almost an uncanny valley reaction (look it up) on my part, and yet that can’t really be, can it? But one thing I can’t knock the Squallis […]

Free Family Fun Workshop at Carnegie

Pre-registration required. On Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., the Carnegie Center for Art & History, 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany, 812-944-7336, is offering its Free Family Fun Workshop: Mice Hand Puppets. The free drop-in family art workshop will be making Mice Hand Puppets using felt, yarn, wiggle eyes, and glue. Children must be accompanied by […]

Carnegie’s next Free Family Fun Workshop

Pre-registration is required. The Carnegie Center’s next Free Family Fun Workshop is Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. The workshop will be making orange pomander balls (please  bring an orange for each child). For ages 2-12; children must be accompanied by an adult. Arrive no later than 11:30 a.m. 201 E. Spring St. in […]

“With Child: Art and Parenting” workshops

Spalding University’s Huff Gallery is showing “With Child: Art and Parenting.” This exhibition includes a catalog, hands-on creativity stations and free family art workshops every Sunday during the exhibition It is on display through Dec. 9. For more information on the exhibition or workshops, contact Skylar Smith at 640-3447 or skylar.smith4@gmail.com. “With Child” will have […]

Weekender: Oct. 27-28

•Harvest Hootenanny Saturday, Oct. 27 Brown-Forman Amphitheater, Waterfront Park mightykindness.org Free; noon-6 p.m. What happens when the local farmer meets up with the social justice advocate who was hanging with the eco steward and the minister, who had a lunch date with the peace activist and the artist? It’s the ultimate vision of the Mighty […]

Kentucky State Fair @ Kentucky Fair & Expo Center

Aug. 16-26 Kentucky Fair & Expo Center kystatefair.org $10; 9 a.m. Attendance at last year’s Kentucky State Fair was 605,565 — but I’m kinda more intrigued with finding out how many corndogs were consumed, or fried Kool-Aid drank, or pigs pet. If the weather cooperates this year, I bet we will surpass that attendance number. […]

Weekend visual art events

The next Second Saturday Demo Day at the Mellwood Art and Entertainment Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., is on Aug. 11 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (the shops stay open till 5 p.m.). Cathy Wade will be making Cashmere Blossoms from recycled cashmere sweaters. In addition, see numerous other Mellwood artists in the courtyard and studios. Refreshments […]

Free Family Fun Workshop at the Carnegie Center

Pre-registration is required. The Carnegie Center for Art and History’s, 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany, 812-944-7336, next Free Family Fun Workshop: Painted Stone Turtles on Saturday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Please bring a large, smooth, round, flat stone, no larger than 6″ in diameter, for each child. We will be making Painted Stone […]

Weekender: Aug. 4-5

•Squallis Puppeteers’ ‘Elephant’s Child’ Saturday, Aug. 4 770 Eastern Pkwy. • 636-1974 squallispuppeteers.com $5; 1 p.m. Masters of imagination Squallis Puppeteers are going back to basics with their take on Rudyard Kipling’s classic “The Elephant’s Child,” the story of a baby elephant whose insatiable curiosity leads to a run-in with a crocodile (and, ultimately, an extra-long […]

Animecon @ Louisville Free Public Library

Aug. 3-4 Louisville Free Public Library 301 York St. lfpl.org Free; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Fri.), 2-4 p.m. (Sat.) Tired of dropping off your teens at the pool or the mall? Sure, school is just around the corner, but before then, the Louisville Free Public Library is offering up Animecon 9 — the annual Japanese-style animation […]

“Working Together” community art project

Art therapist Jennifer Leach has organized a community art project with the children from the Shelby Park Community Center. They have created a 100-link decorative chain entitled “Working Together.” Small portions of the chain are being displayed this week through Saturday, July 21 at 11 local businesses and organizations. By the end of next week, the […]

Family Fun Workshop at Carnegie

Pre-registration is required. The Carnegie Center for Art and History, 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany, 812-944-7336, is hosting a “Free Family Fun Workshop: Hanging Glass Sculptures” on Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. They will be making Hanging Glass Sculptures using colored glass and several types of wire (please bring two wire […]

Where’s Waldo? @ Various locations

Through July 29 Various locations 896-6950 For a man who is so tall and wears bright colors, it’s amazing how many times Waldo gets lost. But people have been searching for Waldo since 1987 — when Martin Handford debuted the “Where’s Waldo?” children’s book that challenged readers to find Waldo in various street scenes. Since […]

LVAA’s “Art Buffet” at Louisville Free Public Library

The Louisville Visual Art Association, 896-2146, and the Louisville Free Public Library, 574-1611, are presenting “Art Buffet,” a series of free family drop-in art workshop for all ages. They’re celebrating the 83rd birthday of author and illustrator Eric Carle (known for The Very Hungry Caterpillar; Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?) on Saturday, […]