Issue March 21, 2006

Arts & Entertainment

Special Events

Arts Council of Southern Indiana presents Regional Partnership Initiative grant workshops for arts organizations and providers near Floyd Co., March 21 (4pm), Arts Council Office, 820 E. Market St., (812) 949-4238. 
••The Jazz Factory presents a Dissent Lecture featuring readings of famous Kentuckians and other celebrities, March 22, 7:30pm, 815 W. Market St., 992-3242.
Just Creations presents an Oriental Rug Event, featuring handmade rugs from Pakistani homes, March 23-26; seminar teaching basics of rug making on March 23, 6:30pm, 2722 Frankfort Ave., 897-7319 or www.justcreations.org.
JU percussion Group presents a main stage performance featuring Taiwanese ensemble of 11 musicians, March 24, 8pm; Cultural Marketplace at 6:45pm, Brown Theater, 315 W. Broadway, 584-7777.
••Louisville Palace Theatre presents David Copperfield in “An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion,” featuring large illusions, March 24-25, $32.50-$42.50, 583-4555 x211.
Crane House presents Carol Kobayashi Lee and Maki Takahashi in discussion, “An Appreciation of Japanese Culture in Poetry and Foods,” featuring authentic cuisine, tea and dessert, March 25, 3-4:30pm, $5 non-members, 1244 S. Third St., 635-2240.
Mary Anderson Center for Arts presents “Art and Fulfillment of Spirit: an art symposium of diverse voices” featuring 7 Kentucky and Indiana artists, March 25, 10am-3pm, $15, includes lunch, Mount St. Francis Center, (812) 923-8602.
West Chestnut Baptist Church presents African Children’s Choir, March 29, 7pm, 1725 W. Chestnut St.; other church performance dates include March 31, April 2, 5, 7-9, (877) 532-8651 x4505 or www.africanchildrenschoir.com
U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology presents its 46th Annual Conference and Stage Expo including 4,000 delegates from U.S., Canada, Mexico and 30 other countries, March 29-April 1, KY International Convention Center, 560-0013 or www.usitt.org.
Metro United Way Book Harvest now thru April 28, need new, donated books for children, various locations, including Carmichael’s Bookstore, www.metrounitedway.org.
Louisville Science Center presents “Earth Exhibit,” thru May 7, 727 W. Main St., 560-7159.
Oldham County History Center presents “World’s Largest Whiskey Jug Collection,” thru May 15, 469 jugs from all over KY, exhibit features films on distilling and moonshining, Tue.-Sat. 10am-4pm, 106 N. Second Ave., La Grange, 222-0826.
“Discover Louisville” Landmarks, tours scheduled second Sun., 1-4pm, Water Tower on River Road, $45, 574-2868.

Visual Arts

Higgins Maxwell Gallery presents “Scenes from My Travels,” Impressionistic paintings by Frank Campbell, thru March 22; “Hollywood Remembered” incorporates Hollywood trash into exciting art, March 24-31, Mon.-Sat. 1-5pm, 1200 Payne St., 584-7001.
Speed Art Museum presents Cuban artist Tania Bruguera to speak about her works as part of “Dissent: Art from the Street” exhibit, March 23, 7pm, 2035 S. Third St., www.speedmuseum.org.
Carnegie Center presents “Threads of Strength and Fortitude: Penny Sisto’s Slavery Series,” portrays slavery through depictions of servitude, March 24-April 15; “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage: Men and Women of the Underground Railroad” permanent exhibit opens March 24, 6-8pm, 201 E. Spring St., (812) 944-7336.
••Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft presents Craig Kaviar to teach 2-day workshop in forging copper repose, March 24-25, Thu.-Fri., 1-6pm, Sat. 11-5pm; meet photographer Fred DiGiovanni at “Gallery talk” March 25, 1pm, 718 Frankfort Ave., 561-0277.
Jefferson Community College presents T.L. Macon painting exhibit, thru March 24, Mon.-Thu. 8am-4pm, Fri 9am-noon, Krantz Art Gallery, VTI Building, 213-2393.
UofL Ekstrom Library presents “All Possible Worlds,” a photographic exhibit by Douglas Prince, illustrated catalog available, thru March 24, 852-6752.
Louisville Slugger Museum presents “Willie Mays: 24 at 75,” art/photography/artifacts exhibit, sign giant b-day card that will be sent to him, thru March 25, 800 W. Main St., 558-7228.
Christopher East Health Care presents “rehab grad” Ben Mannix to exhibit 25 featured works, along with complimentary art class, March 25, 2-6pm, art class/demonstration 3pm, 4200 Browns Ln., 457-1485.
KY Museum of Art and Craft presents Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists exhibit, thru March 25, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102 or www.KentuckyArts.org.
PYRO Gallery presents “Invisible Conversations,” Benedict Phillips collected photography focusing on visual Dyslexia, thru March 25, 221 Hancock St., 587-0106.
Hite Art Institute at UofL presents “Alma Lesch: A Life in Fabric,” thru March 26, Mon.-Fri. 9am-4:30pm, Sat. 10am-2pm, Sun. 1-6pm, 852-4483.
••Speed Art Museum presents “Time & Transformation in 17th Century Dutch Art,” thru March 26; and Gaela Erwin: “Facing the Subject,” self-portraits, thru June 25, $10, 2035 S. 3rd St., 634-2701.
Spalding University presents photography exhibit “Consider it All Joy,” a collection of Harlan Co. photos, thru March 26, Spaulding University Huff Gallery, 853 Library Lane, 585-9911.
E&S Gallery presents quilts by Valerie White, thru March 31, 108 S. 10th St., 568-2005.
Meidinger Tower presents Douglas Maxson and “Large Landscapes,” collection of older watercolor works, thru March 31, works mounted and matted for $40, 462 S. Fourth St., 456-6686.
Flame Run Gallery presents “New Growth: Signs of Life” exhibit, features flame-blown glass depictions of primitive plant life, thru April 1, Tue.-Sat. 10am-4pm, 828 E. Market, 584-5353.
galerie hertz presents “Brad Devlin: Random Portraits in Mixed Media,” thru April 1, 632 E. Market, 584-3547.
Zephyr Gallery presents Sharon Weis: “Two Bodies of Work,” thru April 1, Wed.-Sat. 11am-6pm, 610 E. Market St., 585-5646.
Swanson Reed Contemporary presents Thea Lura: “Kneel Before Gaud,” thru April 1, 638 E. Market St., 589-5466.
IU Southeast presents graduating Senior Art Show, featuring prints, ceramics and graphic design, thru April 6, M-Th 9-9pm, Fr 9-5pm, 4201 Grant Line Rd., (812) 941-2000.
KY Foundation for Women offers weekend artist residencies at Hopscotch House, April 7-9, June 9-11, 228-4875.
••Tobin-Hewett Gallery presents mixed media and glassworks exhibit “Scale/Detail: Small works with Powerful Presence,” thru April 8, Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, 815 W. Market St., 592-7856.
Kaviar Forge & Gallery presents Fred Giovanni: “Alyeska The Great Land,” thru April 15, Thu.-Fri. 1-6pm, Sat. 11am-5pm, 1718 Frankfort Ave., 561-0377.
Project Women presents “Women of Wisdom: Wise Women of Myth, Legend and History,” featuring art exhibits from local women artists, thru April 15, Bernheim Gallery, Louisville Free public Library, 301 York St., www.projectwomen.org.
Jewish Community Ctr. presents artist/costume designer Zhanna Goldentul, in patio gallery, thru April 17, 3600 Dutchmans Ln., 238-2753.
Jeffersontown Historical Museum presents Jeffersontown Family Quilts including quilts from 1870s-1960s, thru April 26, Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm, Sat., 10am-2pm, free, Jeffersontown Free Public Library, 261-8290.
Chase Gallery presents mixed media work by Joe McGee, “Pictorial Meditations on Verrocchio’s Equestrian Statue of Colleoni,” thru May 26, 416 W. Jefferson St., 896-2146.
New Center for Contemporary Art presents “Nowhere,” an art exhibit drawing on Louisville locales, thru April 22, Wed.-Sat. 11am-6pm, 742 E. Market St., 561-7621.
Jeffersontown Historical Museum presents Jeffersontown Family Quilts dating from 1870s-1960s, thru April 26, M-Fr 10-5pm, Sa. 10-2pm, 10635 Watterson Trail, 261-8290.
Portland Museum presents Michael W. Farmer’s “Inside Out” exhibit, thru April 28, 2308 Portland Ave., 776-7678.
Louisville Visual Art Association presents mixed media work exhibit, thru May 26, 3004 River Rd., 896-2146.
Brown Williamson Tower in Middleton Reulinger firm features photographer/attorney Don Vish exhibit “Eccentric Views of Louisville,” photos of Louisville landmarks and businesses, top floor, ongoing, 584-1135.
“Window Comics,” an ongoing public art installation by Jeffrey Scott Holland, 1661 Story Ave., 582-1674.
Louisville Artists — join “Louisville Art Talk” forum on Louisville art-related topics, www.groups.yahoo.com/group/louisvillearttalk.
Winfrey Blackburn Gallery at Mary Anderson Center looking for artists to exhibit, send 10 slides, artist statement and resume to MACA, 101 St. Francis Dr., Mount St. Francis, IN 47246, (812) 923-8602.
Historic Division Street School, newly restored building which opened as a segregated school in 1884, Saturdays, 1-3pm, 18th & Division St., New Albany, 941-0959.
Mary Anderson Center offers Art Educators Fellowships, (812) 923-8602.
Full Moon Yoga, 2001 Frankfort Ave., has free space available for women artists to use as gallery during F.A.T. Fridays. 894-0094.
Wild Honeysuckle Studio/Gallery offers holistic art classes, 4121 Shelbyville Rd., St. Matthews Pavilion, Tue. evenings/Thu. mornings, 592-3774.
Pyro Gallery seeking talented artists who are serious about exhibiting and selling works. 452-2008.
Gallery Hops are on the first Fridays from 5-9pm. 589-0102.
F.A.T. (Frankfort Ave. Trolley) hops are the final Friday of every month, 6-9pm. 314-5897.
Crafts for a Cause Mondays, 7-8:30pm, Third Lutheran Church, 1864 Frankfort Ave. Learn to knit, crochet and other crafts, make items for Hospice and others. 206-5210.
••Kentucky Arts Council recruiting artists to work in Kentucky schools, 1-4 weeks. www.kyarts.org.
George and Helen Segal Foundation awards grants to young painters who are at least 21. www.segalfoundation.org.
Creative Diversity Studio in Mellwood Arts Center, open to people with disabilities, workshops and studio spaces available. 767-4723.
Access to the Arts Inc., an arts and disability advocacy organization, making arts accessible to people with disabilities. www.accesstothearts.org.
Carnegie Center for Art and History, New Albany, art classes for pre-school to adult. 944-7336.
Jewish Community Center offers art classes. 459-0660.
Bernheim offering watercolor painting classes for adults and children. Prices and times vary. 955-8512 x 251.
Flame Run Gallery offers classes, 584-5353.
Glassworks offers classes, 992-3016.
Mary Anderson Center for the Arts offers classes, 987-6470.

Performing Arts

Ursuline School for Performing Arts presents “Godspell Jr.,” March 22-23, 10am, March 24-25, 7:30pm, $6 adults, $4 kids, seniors & students, 3105 Lexington Rd., 897-1816.
UofL Bingham Humanities presents professor Dennis Krausnick in performance/lecture “The Mystery of Things,” featuring speeches from King Lear, March 22, 6pm, Thrust Theatre, 2314 S. Floyd St., 852-6814.
Necessary Theater presents “Valparaiso” by Don DeLillo, March 23-25, March 30-April 1, 8pm, MeX Theatre, KY Center, 584-7777.
••Le Petomane Theatre presents “Ban: An Appeal,” satirical comedy noir including songs from Prohibition era, March 23-25, 7:30pm, $8-$20, Rudyard Kipling, 422 W. Oak St., 636-1311.
Hardin County Playhouse presents “The Cemetery Club,” about three Jewish widows who meet once a month for tea and visit their husbands’ graves, March 24-26 & March 31-April 2, Fri-Sat., 8pm, Sun., 3pm, tickets $10 seniors/students, $12 general admission, 209 W. Dixie Hwy., (270) 351-0577.
Clifton Center presents Kentucky Country Day’s performance of “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe,” March 24-26, Fri., 7:30pm, Sat. & Sun., 3pm matinee, 2117 Payne St., 423-0440.
Mad Camp Cabaret presents comedy “Mad Kamp Got Klass?” featuring special guests, proceeds benefit Clark Co. Red Cross, March 25, 6:30pm, Connections Theatre, (812) 987-2601.
Oldham Co. Arts Center presents the Louisville Improvisors, featuring comedy based on audience suggestions, March 25, 8pm, $12, 7105 Floydsburg Rd., 241-6018.
Louisville Ballet presents “An Evening at the Races: A Derby Dress Rehearsal,” with food and silent auction, March 25, 6:30pm, $250 single, $3,000 table of 10, 700 Central Ave., 583-3150 x229.
Shelby Co. Community Theater presents “The Other Side of the Street” Shelby Co. Comm. Theater, March 25, 8pm; March 26, 2:30pm, $10, 633-0242.
Little Colonel Players present “Dial M for Murder,” story of marriage for money gone wrong, March 24-25, 8pm, March 26, 2:30pm, $10-$12, Playhouse, Mount Mercy Dr., 241-0145.
The Murder Club presents Interactive Murder Mystery, “Southern Hostility” features entrepreneur with shady tactics, March 25, 7-9pm, Bernheim Mansion, 1416 S. Third, 742-9345.
Derby Dinner Playhouse presents “Pinocchio,” as part of Children’s Musical Theatre Series, March 25, $10-$19; also “Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?” thru April 2, 7:45pm, Sun. 1:30pm, Wed. 1pm, $30-$40 525 Marriott Dr., Clarksville, (812) 288-8281.
JCC’s Centerstage presents “My Fair Lady,” thru March 26, 8pm, Sun. 2 & 7pm, $16 adults, $14 members/students/seniors, $12 weekday, 459-0660.
••Blue Apple Players present 30th anniversary celebration including behind-the-scenes look at growth of theater company, open houses take place March 29, 10am; April 7, 4:30pm; April 19, 10am, 625 E. Market St., 587-7990.
Squallis Puppeteers present “Infestation of Fools,” fundraiser featuring local food, beverage & puppetry, April 1, 7-11pm, $25, 414 Baxter Ave., 3rd Floor, 540-4977 or squallispuppeteers@yahoo.com.
Actors Theatre presents 30th Annual Humana Fest, thru April 8, 316 W. Main, ticket packages/schedule at 584-1205 or www.actorstheatre.org.
WhoDunnit Murder Mystery Theater presents “Murder in the Court,” centers around courtroom chaos, Saturdays, thru April 15, Hyatt Regency, 320 W. Jefferson St., 426-7100 or www.whodunnitky.com.
Project Improv, a long form improv troupe, performs every Fri., 9pm, KY Theater, 651 S. 4th St., www.projectimprov.com.

Auditions/Contests

••Cathedral of the Assumption holds open auditions for “The Pied Piper,” March 25-26, 1:45pm, 433 S. Third St., 582-2971.
Hardin Co. Playhouse offers auditions for the musical “Lucky Stiff,” seeking five men and five women who are strong singers, March 27-28, 7pm, prepare musical selection, 209 W. Dixie Highway, (270) 351-0577.
Women Who Write poetry/prose contest, cash prizes, work published in anthology, deadline March 31, www.womenwhowrite.com.
Kaviar Forge & Gallery seeking submissions for “Artists in Our Midst,” exhibit of art by people who live or work in Clifton/Crescent Hill neighborhoods, deadline April 1, 561-0377.
Bands wanted for Derby Fest. miniMarathon, April 29, 584-3378 ext. 822.
UofL School of Music invites instrumentalists, young and old, to participate in UofL Community Concert Band, rehearses Mon., 7:15-9:15pm, School of Music, 852-4665.
IU Southeast needs instrumentalists and singers to join ensembles, www.ius.edu/music or 812-941-2655.
Louisville Chorus auditions on-going for qualified singers, all sections, 968-6300.

Books

ECTC Bookstore presents Chuck Spataro, author of “The Harmony Cove Columns,” to read and sign copies, March 23, 3:30pm, Room 112, Administration Bldg., Elizabethtown Community and Technical College.
••Borders Bookstores present author Henry Buchanan to sign and discuss “Terror Terror and Tom Walker Two,” March 25, 1pm; meet filmmaker Stu Pollard during the release of “Keep Your Distance,” March 26, 2pm; retired educators, school employees and current teachers receive 25% discount March 23-28 on purchases, 4600 Shelbyville Rd., 893-0133.
Women Who Write welcomes women writers, meets first Thu. of month, Highland-Shelby Park Library, 
Mid-City Mall, 6:30-8:30pm, 635-1391.
Abraham-Hicks Book Study, experience and discussion group on “Ask and it is Given,” Wed., 6:30pm, Unity of Louisville, 757 Brook St., 583-5559 x12.
Creative fiction writing group, Wed., 7-9pm, Old Louisville Coffee House (4th and Hill), 451-5737.
Informal writing group meets second Tue. of month at the Fern Creek Library, 6-8pm, 955-8143.
Wilderness Road Writers’ Group meets third Mon., 6:30-8:30pm, Okolona Library (Preston Hwy.), all writers welcome. 966-2327.
The Vault, new sci-fi writer’s group, 7pm first Wed., Starbucks (101 N. Hurstbourne Ln.) Bring a short story or novel chapter. www.vault.oseland.net/.
Mystery Book Discussion Group at New Albany-Floyd County Public Library meets the second Wed. of the month. 949-3523.

Film

••Borders Bookstore presents local filmmaker Archie Borders, in a Q&A about DVD and soundtrack of “Keep Your Distance,” March 26, 2-4pm, 4600 Shelbyville Rd., 893-0133.
Oldham Co. Arts Association presents comedic film “Wild Guys” from 2005 Bluegrass Independent Film Festival, March 31, 7pm, $5, Oldham Co. Arts Center, 7105 Floydsburg Rd., 241-6018.
UofL presents “Season of Dissent Film Festival,” thru April 2, free, for schedule, see Flick Central or http://campuslife.louisville.edu/sac/sab/seasonofdissent.
Louisville Cinema Society meets fourth Thu. of month, Oscar’s Bar and Grill, Floyd & Market, 6:30pm, also Movie Trivia Night third Thu. at Oscar’s, 7pm, 533-0683, www.louisvillecinemasociety.com.

Music

Louisville Orchestra performs Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at Whitney Hall, March 24-25, 8pm, $20-$65, 584-7777.
Bethany United Church of Christ presents a “jam session” with people of all experience levels and instruments, March 24, 6:30pm, 10400 Old Preston Hwy., 969-6829.
••Derby Dinner Playhouse presents “The Return,” Beatles Tribute concert, played by “Most Authentic Beatles Tribute Band In The World,” March 27, dinner 6pm, concert 7:30pm, 525 Marriott Dr., (812) 288-8281.
Indiana Organists United presents Organ Recitals for the Lenten Season, March 24, St. Mark’s United Church, 222 E. Spring St.; March 31, Central Christian Church, 1315 E. Spring St.; April 7, Trinity United Methodist Church, 2796 Charlestown Rd., Lambd61@hotmail.com.
Louisville Chorus presents “Brahms: A German Requiem,” March 26, 3pm, The Temple, 5101 US Hwy 42 and Lime Kiln, $18 adult, $12 seniors, $8 student, 459-0600.
Oldham Co. Arts Center presents Los Angeles-based jazz guitarist Sid Jacobs, performing fast runs with improvisation, April 6, 8pm, $10, 7105 Floydsburg Rd., 241-6018.
Downtown Sounds, Third Thursday Trolley Bop, every third Thursday of the month, many varieties of live music throughout downtown, trolley on extended hours and free of charge, www.thirdthursday.info.
UofL School of Music presents weekly performances and recitals; for schedule, call 852-1787.
MERF needs helping hands. Musicians Emergency Resource Foundation needs volunteers. 244-4790.