••UofL English Department — “Exploring Kentucky’s Sense of Place,” with topics from an aerial view of Kentucky to music’s place in Appalachia, April 5, 3-9pm, April 6, 12-5pm, Ekstrom Library Aud., 852-6171.
Southern Kentucky Bookfest — three sessions discuss writing process and getting published, April 6, 11-11:50am, 12-12:50pm, 1-1:50pm, free; Kentucky Writers Conference offers help with marketing and writing books, April 7, 8-8:50am, 9-9:50am, 10-10:50am, both courses at WKU Bowling Green Community College, (270) 745-5016.
Pet-Fish Productions — 3rd annual Louisville Playwrights Festival featuring short plays, live music and art of Louisvillians, April 6-8, 7pm, $15, $12 students, Frazier Museum, 829 W. Main St., www.petfishproductions.com.
••Louisville Central Community Center — Jivin’ in Jamaica: A Visual & Performing Arts Experience of the Jamaican Culture, thru April 7, 10-2pm, $10 & $25,
Butler High School — Arts & Crafts Show, April 8, 9am-4pm, 2222 Crums Ln., 933-2764.
EarthSave Louisville — internationally acclaimed raw foods chef Paul Nison lectures on benefit of raw food diet, April 8, 1-2:30pm, Rainbow Blossom, 3738 Lexington Rd., 645-3423.
Louisville Stoneware — three Derby entertaining classes including cooking tips, and a farmer’s market, April 8, 15 and 22, 12:30-2:30pm, cost $25, 731 Brent St., 582-1900 x125 or www.louisvillestoneware.com.
American Friends Service Committee — honors fallen National Guard personnel in addition to Iraqi civilians with traveling memorial, April 10-16, Mon.-Wed. & Sat., 11am-7pm, Thu., 12:30-6pm, Fri., 3-7pm, Sun., 1-7pm, Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral, 421 S. Second St., 558-9124.
••Guerrilla Girls — performances use gorilla masks and humor to push anti-sexist message, April 12-14, art workshop offered Wed., 4-6pm, performances 7pm, $5, Speed Art Museum, 634-2960.
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 — “Earth Exhibit,” thru May 7, 727 W. Main St., 560-7159.
Oldham County History Center — “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.
Frazier Historical Museum — “Andre Jeunet: A French Soldier’s View of WWI” including 200 self-snapped photos of the war, thru June 10, 829 W. Main St., 836-5347.
“Discover Louisville” Landmarks — tours scheduled second Sun., 1-4pm, Water Tower on River Road, $45, 574-2868.
••21C Museum Hotel — “Hybridity” exhibit on display April 5 thru summer, 700 W. Main St., 589-4690.
IU Southeast — graduating Senior Art Show, featuring prints, ceramics and graphic design, thru April 6, M-Th 9-9pm, Fr 9-5pm; graduating BFA Exhibition runs April 11 thru 20, Barr Gallery, Ogle Center, 4201 Grant Line Rd., (812) 941-2000.
Photography artists — lecture on “Aesthetics of Large Format Photography,” April 6, 7-9pm, free, Ekstrom Library, UofL’s Belknap Campus, 589-9254.
PYRO Gallery — “IN SITU/IN TRANSIT” paintings by PYRO member artist Angie Reed Garner, April 6-May 13, 221 Hancock, 432-6418.
Kentucky Center Gallery — new work by Robert Halliday, “Celebrating the Center,” thru May 15, Gallery Hop April 7, 5:30-7:30pm features live local music, 501 W. Main St., 562-0118.
••Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft — “Turning Twenty: Still Evolving,” an exhibit focusing on woodturning as a contemporary art form, April 11, live demonstration by Greg Streif, noon-1pm; “Out of the Woodshed and Into the Parlor” also opens April 7, 5-9pm, April 8-June 24, Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm, Sat., 11am-5pm, 715 W. Main St., 589-0155 x217.
Zephyr Gallery — “Absence,” title work shown by Reba Rye shares opening with Letitia Queensberry drawings, April 7-May 13, 610 E. Market St., 585-5646.
Flame Run Gallery — Matt Urban exhibit includes classic Italian glass-blowing techniques and public demonstration 7pm opening night (April 7), runs April 7-May 28, Tue.-Sat., 10am-4pm, 828 E. Market St., 584-5353.
Paul Paletti Gallery — “AZO>Contact>Print” exhibit spotlighting large format photography, reception April 7, 5-9pm, runs thru May 31, 713 E. Market St., 589-9254.
KY Foundation for Women offers weekend artist residencies at Hopscotch House, April 7-9, June 9-11, 228-4875.
Derby Bling — Karen Jones leads instructional workshop crafting necklace and earring set using sterling silver and crystals, April 8, 2-4pm, $30 KY Museum of Art and Craft members, $35 public, 589-0102.
Tobin-Hewett Gallery — 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.
Louisville Visual Art Association — “Brian H. Jones: Transformations From the Inside Out,” discussion of IUS Fine Arts professors work and philosophy during Food for Thought Luncheon, April 11, noon, $20, Water Tower, 896-2146.
Crane House — Bob Jones presents a slide illustrated program detailing doctrine and expression in Buddhist art, April 12, 6-7pm, members free, $5 non-members, 1244 S. Third St., 635-2240.
Glassworks — Blow a Glass Egg, thru April 15, $40, 815 W. Market, 992-3056.
Carnegie Center — “Threads of Strength and Fortitude: Penny Sisto’s Slavery Series,” portrays slavery through depictions of servitude, thru April 15; “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage: Men and Women of the Underground Railroad” permanent exhibit now open, 201 E. Spring St., (812) 944-7336.
Kaviar Forge & Gallery — Fred Giovanni: “Alyeska The Great Land,” thru April 15, Thu.-Fri. 1-6pm, Sat. 11am-5pm, 1718 Frankfort Ave., 561-0377.
••Hite Art Institute — an exhibition of the candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Schneider Hall Belknap Campus, thru April 15, 852-4483, www.art.louisville.edu.
Project Women — “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. — artist/costume designer Zhanna Goldentul, in patio gallery, thru April 17, 3600 Dutchmans Ln., 238-2753.
Crescent Hill Gallery — “An Evening With Spike Frederick: New Paintings,” thru April 22, 2720 Frankfort Ave., 893-0511.
New Center for Contemporary Art — “Nowhere,” an art exhibit drawing on Louisville locales, thru April 22, Wed.-Sat. 11am-6pm, 742 E. Market St., 561-7621.
Jeffersontown Historical Museum — Jeffersontown Family Quilts dating from 1870s-1960s, thru April 26, M-Fr 10-5pm, Sa. 10-2pm, 10635 Watterson Trail, 261-8290.
A Little Peace Cafe — “Celebration of Life” photography contest winners exhibit, thru April 27, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 238-7301.
Portland Museum — Michael W. Farmer’s “Inside Out” exhibit, thru April 28, 2308 Portland Ave., 776-7678.
Photographic Imaging Education Assoc. — International Student Show, thru May 3, 9am-10pm M-Th, Sa. 8am-12pm, Webster University 1031 Zorn, 2nd Level, 896-1835.
KY Foundation for Women seeking KY for 2-week summer artist-in-residence at Hopscotch House, artist retreat and residency center, June 26-July 9, application deadline May 5, 228-4875 or www.kfw.org.
Chase Gallery, presented by Lou. Visual Art Assoc. — mixed media work by Joe McGee, “Pictorial Meditations on Verrocchio’s Equestrian Statue of Colleoni,” thru May 26, 416 W. Jefferson St., 896-2146.
Headley-Whitney Museum — “A Cottage Industry: Sweaters Designed by Helen Bond Carruthers,” thru June 10, 4435 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, (859) 255-6653.
Brown Williamson Tower in Middleton Reulinger firm — photographer/attorney Don Vish exhibit “Eccentric Views of Louisville,” photos of Louisville landmarks and businesses, top floor, ongoing, 584-1135.
“Window Comics” — ongoing public art installation by Jeffrey Scott Holland, 1661 Story Ave., 582-1674.
••KFW Female Mechanics — individual artist grant winner Sarah Lyon seeks female mechanics for shop photos to dispel stereotypical images, 558-3230 or www.sarahlyon.com/calendar.
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.
Mary Anderson Center — offers Art Educators Fellowships, (812) 923-8602.
Full Moon Yoga — free space available for women artists to use as gallery during F.A.T. Fridays, 2001 Frankfort Ave., 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 — first Fridays from 5-9pm. 589-0102.
F.A.T. (Frankfort Ave. Trolley) hops — 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 — offers watercolor painting classes for adults and children, 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.
Decent Exposure — two new shows by improv duo, April 6 & 27, Lisa’s Oak St. Lounge, 1004 E. Oak St. 8pm, $5, 636-5848.
••Louisville Repertory Company — “Love Letters” by A.R. Gurney, April 6-8, 14-15 at 8pm, April 9 at 2pm, $12, Kentucky Center, 584-7777.
“Instant Cinema” — joint effort from the Jazz Factory, Wild And Wooly and Louisville Improvisors features redubbed recent films, April 6, 7:30 & 9:30pm, $5, Jazz Factory, 815 W. Market St., 485-9064.
Rose Island Playhouse — “Death and Taxes,” murder mystery profiling small-town characters, April 7-8, 7pm, $8 non-members, $7 members, Jonathan Jennings Elementary School Cafeteria, 603 Market St., Charlestown, Ind., (812) 289-1329.
Blue Apple Players — 30th anniversary celebration including behind-the-scenes look at growth of theater company, open houses take place April 7, 4:30pm; April 19, 10am, 625 E. Market St., 587-7990.
Actors Theatre — 30th Annual Humana Fest, thru April 8, 316 W. Main, ticket packages/schedule at 584-1205 or www.actorstheatre.org.
WhoDunnit Murder Mystery Theater — “Murder in the Court,” centers around courtroom chaos, Saturdays, thru April 15, Hyatt Regency, 320 W. Jefferson St., 426-7100 or www.whodunnitky.com.
Derby Dinner Playhouse — “The Music Man,” classical musical about fast-talking traveling salesman, thru May 21, $30-$40, 525 Marriott Dr., (812) 288-8281.
Project Improv, a long form improv troupe — performs every Fri., 9pm, KY Theater, 651 S. 4th St., www.projectimprov.com.
Pleiades Theatre Company — auditions for “The Long Christmas Ride Home” by Paula Vogel, April 6, 7-9pm, April 7, 6-9pm, April 8, 12-3pm, need 3 women, 3 men ages 25-45, play runs June 8-18, Jefferson Community College, VTI Building Lobby, 693-7624.
••JCC’s CenterStage — auditions held for season including productions of “The Sound of Music,” “Guys and Dolls” and “Fiddler on the Roof,” April 9, 12-4pm children & 4-7pm adults, April 10, 5:30-7:30pm, children, 7:30-10pm adults, Jewish Community Center, 3600 Dutchmans Ln., 238-2753.
Bands wanted for Derby Fest. miniMarathon — April 29, 584-3378 ext. 822.
Prime Time Singers — preparing musical “Sentimental Journey,” looking for people 50 and over, Mondays, 3pm, Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 2800 Frankfort Ave., 896-4425.
Music Theatre Louisville — openings for two paid tech internships in stage sound and carpentry, 432-9943.
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.
Catherine Spalding Lecture — Mary Doyle gives annual Keenan Lecture on her new book “Pioneer Spirit,” April 5, 7:30pm, free, Egan Leadership Center, 901 S. Fourth St., 585-9911 x2243.
••UofL Kentucky Author Forum — acclaimed memoir author Sue Monk Kidd is interviewed by Clinical Professor of Psychiatry Jean Shinoda Bolen, April 6, 6-7pm, includes book sale at 5pm and dinner at 8:15pm, $17 sale/interview/signing, with dinner $100, 501 W. Main St., 584-7777.
National Library Week — IU Southeast celebration includes discussion with playwright and novelist Sallie Bingham, including signing of “Cory’s Feast,” April 6, 7pm, 4201 Grant Line Rd., (812) 941-2000.
••Axton Reading Series — Silas House, author of “Clay’s Quilt” and other books will read from his work April 6, 7:30pm in Ekstrom Library Auditorium; two-hour master class April 7, 10am, Room 300, Bingham Humanities Building, 852-3053.
Barnes & Noble Booksellers — Susan Wittig Albert discusses and signs copies of “Bleeding Hearts,” latest installment in China Bayles herbal mystery series, April 8, 2pm, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-0255.
Carmichael’s Bookstore — author/Louisville native Sallie Bingham, “Cory’s Feast,” April 8, 4pm; author Jeff Biggers, “The United States of Appalachia,” April 8, 7pm; author Elizabeth Berg, “We are All Welcome Here,” April 11, 7pm, free, 2720 Frankfort Ave., 896-6950.
Jeffersontown Historical Museum — J-Town native and quilt expert Laurel Horton will discuss and sign “Mary Black’s Family Quilts,” in addition to discussing visitors family quilts, April 10, 11am, 10635 Watterson Tr., 261-8290.
Women Who Write welcomes women writers, meets first Thu. of month, Highland-Shelby Park Library, â€¨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.
“Metropolis” with music — silent film gets accompaniment by locals Ut Gret, Renegade String Quartet, Theramin, April 7, 8:30pm, free, Floyd Theatre at UofL’s Louisville Student Activities Center, 2100 S. Floyd St., 608-9802.
••IU Southeast International Film Festival — IUS offers sampling of world films April 6-9; April 6, Japan’s “A Taxing Woman,” April 7, France’s “The Chorus,” April 8, Germany’s “Comedian Harmonists,” April 9, Spain’s “Mar adentro,” free, 4201 Grant Line Rd., (812) 941-2230.
Unity Church of Middletown — sneak preview of “The Celestine Prophecy,” film chronicling discovery of ancient scrolls in Peru rainforests, April 7-9, 7pm, $10, 11700 Main St., Middletown, 244-9696.
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.
••Louisville Orchestra — “Music for Easter” concert, April 6, 10:30am, April 8, 9:30pm, $18-$60, Whitney Hall, KY Center, 584-7777.
Oldham Co. Arts Center — Los Angeles-based jazz guitarist Sid Jacobs, performing fast runs with improvisation, April 6, 8pm, $10, 7105 Floydsburg Rd., 241-6018.
St. James Catholic Church — Music from associate professor of music Richard Burchard will make premiere concert April 6, 8pm, performed by Northern Kentucky University Chamber Choir, 1826 Edenside Ave., 452-8329.
••Voices of Kentuckiana — “Cabaret” concert in a mixed chorus setting, April 7-8, 8pm, tickets available at Carmichael’s Boosktores, Clifton Center, 327-4099 or www.voicesky.org.
Fifth Third World Rhythms — season ends with Trio Joubran, music from Palestine featuring Samir Joubran on the “oud,” a precursor to the guitar, April 8, 8pm, $23, Bomhard Theater, Kentucky Center, 562-0118.
Black Diamond Choir — UofL student gospel group offers 33rd spring concert April 9, 5pm, free, Bates Memorial Baptist, 620 E. Lampton St., 852-6656.
IU Southeast Concert Choir — Palm Sunday concert features choral works fitting for Easter Season, April 9, 3pm, $7 adults, $5 students, Stem Concert Hall, Ogle Center, 4201 Grant Line Rd., 361-3100.
Downtown Sounds — third Thursday Trolley Bop, third Thu. of month, many varieties of live music throughout downtown, www.thirdthursday.info.
UofL School of Music — weekly performances and recitals; for schedule, call 852-1787.
MERF — Musicians Emergency Resource Foundation needs volunteers, 244-4790.