Louisville Urban League — Celebrating 85 years of empowering people, 2006 Diversity Soiree, May 20, Galt House East Ballroom, $200, 566-3417.
Jefferson Memorial Forest — Forest Fest celebrates bluegrass music and nature, features food, live music and more, May 20, 11am-8pm, free, 368-5404 or www.memorialforest.com.
KY Shakespeare Fest fundraiser — “All the World’s a Stogie,” featuring auction of cigar box purses, May 20, 7pm, Landward House, corner of Fourth and Magnolia, 637- 4933.
••Howard Steamboat Museum — 14th Annual Art, Crafts, Garden & Antique Fest, “Women at the Wheel” theme, May 20-21, 10am-5pm, 1101 E. Market St., Jeffersonville, Ind., (812) 282-2151.
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.
Downtown Louisville Ghost Walks — guided tours of downtown haunt spots, thru June 23, then July 14 thru end of summer, 90-minute tours, 7:30pm, $10 adults, $5 children, 367-1664.
“Discover Louisville” Landmarks — tours scheduled second Sun., 1-4pm, Water Tower on River Road, $45, 574-2868.
Louisville Graphic Design Association — welcomes illustrator Luba Lukova, May 18, 6pm, Locust Grove 561 Blankenbaker Ln, $15, email@example.com.
••Zephyr Gallery — “Figures,” exhibits by Joel Pinkerton and Myra Silva, 610 E. Market St., May 19-June 24, 11am-6pm, 585-5646.
Shepherding Images — “Mary In Our World, Today” by Glynis McManamon, May 19, 5-8pm, 1910 Bardstown Rd., 645-6909.
galerie hertz — artist Russ Vogt paintings, May 19-June 2, opening reception May 19, 5-8pm, 632 E. Market, 584-3547.
Frazier Historical Arms Museum — “André Jeunet: Images of WWI by a Pacifist Soldier,” May 19-Sept. 4, 829 W. Main St., www.fraziermuseum.org.
Eyedia, Design It Again — hosts exhibit “Beyond Decorative, featuring artists Dana Andriot, Bruce Linn and Douglas Maxson, May 19-27, with preview party May 18, free, 1631 N. Mellwood, 540-4940.
Deven 7 Studios — “Grand Opening Celebration,” with artist Geoff Carr’s French series, May 19 6-10pm, May 20 11-4pm, continues thru July 31, 825 S. Floyd St., 582-2333 or www.de7enstudios.com.
Pyro Gallery — new work by fiber artist Kim Huber and b&w photographer David Modica, May 19-June 24, 221 S. Hancock St., www.pyrogallery.com.
••Kentucky Watercolor Society — AquaVenture, art show featuring watercolor paintings, thru May 21, Tues.-Sat. 11am-11pm, River Bend Winery, 120 S. 10th St., 241-0717.
Highland Baptist Church — photo exhibit “Close to Home,” calls attention to homelessness, May 21, 2-4pm, 1101 Cherokee Rd., 451-3735 or www.hbclouky.org.
Hite BFA Thesis Exhibit — 14 graduating seniors will open an exhibition of work demonstrating skills learned over four years of study at Hite Art Institute, thru May 21, Mon.-Fri. 9am-4:30pm, Sat. 10am-2pm, Sun. 1-6pm, Belknap Campus Schneider Hall, 852-4483.
Louisville Visual Art Assoc. — exhibit by Children’s Free Art Classes Elementary School students, May 21-June 10, reception May 21, 1:30-4pm, free, Water Tower, 896-2146.
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.
••Tobin-Hewett Gallery — “Clear Impact: Kentucky’s Current Place in Studio Glass” features works of three influential glass artists, thru May 27, 10am-5pm Tue.-Sat., Glassworks, 815 W. Market St., www.tobinhewettgallery.com.
Flame Run Gallery — Matt Urban exhibit, thru May 28, Tue.-Sat., 10am-4pm, 828 E. Market St., 584-5353.
Higgins Maxwell Gallery — exhibit of new paintings by owner Bob Higgins, thru May 30, 1200 Payne St., 584-7001.
Paul Paletti Gallery — “AZO>Contact>Print” exhibit spotlighting large format photography, thru May 31, 713 E. Market St., 589-9254.
Photography Solo Show — Josh McNally’s work displayed at River Bend Winery, thru May 31, 120 S. 10th St, 540-5650.
Iroquois Library Community Gallery — “Coming Down the Backstretch: Klein Center Creations” features artwork from the backside at Churchill Downs including quilting and watercolor, thru May 31, 601 W. Woodlawn Ave., 574-1845.
Nebula Gallery — featuring collaboration works by local artists, thru May 31, Mon.-Fri. 1-6pm, The Spot, 107 E. Market St.
Nitty Gritty — exhibits paintings by Angela Raines in conjunction with anniversary sale and celebration, thru May 31, Mon.-Sat. 11am-6pm, Sun. 11am-5pm, 996 Barret Ave., 583-3377.
Mona & Lisa Gallery — “TWIGGY,” original paintings by Carla Terwilleger, and jewelry artist Craig Johnson’s “PHAZES,” thru June 1, Tue.-Sat. 11-6pm, 2031 Frankfort Ave., 896-9499.
Louisville Free Public Library — photos from the book “Louisville In World War II” by Dr. Bruce Tyler are exhibited in the Bernheim Gallery, thru June 4, free, 301 York St., 574-1845.
KY Foundation for Women offers weekend artist residencies at Hopscotch House, June 9-11, 228-4875.
Headley-Whitney Museum — “A Cottage Industry: Sweaters Designed by Helen Bond Carruthers,” thru June 10, 4435 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, (859) 255-6653.
Speed Art Museum — Louisville artist Gaela Erwin exhibits paintings of herself portrayed as Christian martyrs and saints, thru June 25; “Documenting Dissent” features 26 photographs depicting variety of protests, thru June 11, 2035 S. Third St., 634-2700.
Louisville Slugger Museum — “Hitters Hands” exhibit by artist Raelee Frazier, life-cast bronze hand sculptures, thru June 15, 588-7228 or www.sluggermuseum.org.
•• “Heroes All!” — exhibit of black-and-white portraits of WWII and Korean War Veterans by photographer Tom Graves, thru June 16, Mon.-Thu. 9am-10pm, Fri.-Sat. 9am-12pm, Webster University Visual Arts Center, 1031 Zorn Ave., 896-1835.
KY Museum of Art and Craft — “Turning Twenty: Still Evolving” exhibit celebrates 20 years of the American Association of Woodturners; “Out of the Woodshed and into the Parlor” includes state’s finest woodworkers, both exhibits thru June 24, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102.
Howard Steamboat Museum — sponsoring amateur photo contest, subject of photos must be views or details of Howard Museum & Mansion, the Carriage House, Laundry House or mansion lawn, thru June 30, prizes awarded by age group, 1101 E. Market St., (812) 283-3728.
UofL Photographic Archives Gallery — features work from Chris Maynard, photographer for New York Times from 1993-2002, 4:30-7pm, thru June 31, 10am-4pm weekdays, 10am-8pm Thu., Ekstrom Library, 852-6752.
Kaviar Gallery — “The Familiar: Recent Encaustic Works by Dane Waters” exhibit questions human understanding of self in time and place, thru July 1, 1718 Frankfort Ave., 561-0377.
New Center for Contemporary Art — featuring Seven Suns and Jen DeNike works, thru July 21, 742 E. Market St., 561-7621.
Jeffersontown Historical Museum — gallery exhibit of winning entries in J-Town Blues Festival Poster Content, thru June 27, Mon.-Fri. 10-5pm, Sat. 10-2pm, 10635 Watterson Trail, 261-8290.
Brown Hotel Art Gallery — showcasing regional art from Joseph Fitzpatrick including Derby hats, thru July 28, Mon.-Fri. 7am-9pm, Sat.-Sun. 10am-6pm, 335 W. Broadway, 583-1234.
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.
21C Museum Hotel — “Hybridity” exhibit on display thru summer, 700 W. Main St., 589-4690.
Filson Historical Society — “Mary Cobb: A Retrospect,” open thru summer, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-12pm, 1301 S. 3rd St., 635-5083.
Carnegie Center — “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage: Men and Women of the Underground Railroad” permanent exhibit now open, 201 E. Spring St., (812) 944-7336.
“Window Comics” — ongoing public art installation by Jeffrey Scott Holland, 1661 Story Ave., 582-1674.
Photography Contest — “Celebration of Life” sponsored by St. John United Church of Christ, 637 E. Market St., 587-1653.
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.
Mary Anderson Center — seeking artists to exhibit, (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.
Clarksville Little Theatre — performs classic Frank L. Baum adaptation “Wizard of Oz” May 18-20, 8pm, May 21, 2pm, 301 E. Montgomery Ave., firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Oldham High School Drama — “A Piece of My Heart,” May 18-19, 7pm, Oldham County Arts Center, 228-0158.
Actors Theatre Apprentices — “The Madwoman of Chaillot,” May 18-20, 8pm, free, 316 W. Main St, 584-1265.
The As Yet Unnamed Theatre Company — “Cinderella,” May 19-20, 26-27, 8pm, and May 21 & 28, 2:30pm, $12, Kentucky Center, 584-7777.
••UofL Dance Theatre — Spring Gala, feat. ballet and modern works, May 19-20, 7:30pm, $8, Comstock Concert Hall, School of Music, 852-6878.
As Yet Unnamed Theatre — performances of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” May 19-20, 26-27, 8pm, May 21 & 28, 2:30pm, $12, MeX Theatre, 501 W. Main St., 584-7777.
Little Colonel Players — “An Evening of One Acts” features Greg Tudor play, May 19-20 8pm, May 21 2:30pm, Mt. Mercy Dr., Pewee Valley, 241-9906.
Hardin County Playhouse — presents musical comedy “Lucky Stiff,” May 19-21, 8pm Fri.-Sat., 3pm Sun., $10 groups of 10 or more, seniors, students and children, $12 general, Historic State Theater Complex, 209 W. Dixie Hwy., (270) 351-0577.
Iroquois Amphitheater — Music Theatre Louisville presents “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” May 20, 7:30pm, $10 adults, $5 children, 589-4060.
JCC Centerstage — “Broadway or Bust: A Musical Revue,” May 20-28, $18, various times, 3600 Dutchmans Ln,, 238-2753.
••Cathedral Players — “Pinocchio,” May 20, 6:30pm, May 21, 10:30am & 1pm, 433 S. 5th St., 582-2971.
Walden Theatre — Young American Shakespeare festival performs classic plays “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “Measure for Measure” and “The Duchess of Mallfi,” thru May 21, $15 adults, $10 students and seniors, U of L Thrust Theatre, 2314 S. Floyd St., 589-0084 or www.waldentheatre.org.
Derby Dinner Playhouse — “The Music Man,” classical musical about fast-talking traveling salesman, thru May 21, $30-$40, 525 Marriott Dr., (812) 288-8281.
Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble — return of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” May 26-27, 7:30pm, $8-$20, Rudyard Kipling, 422 W. Oak St., 636-1311.
WhoDunnit Murder Mystery — latest show “Murder by Midnight” includes case of mistaken identity, continues every Sat. evening thru June 24, Hyatt Regency Hotel, 320 W. Jefferson, 426-7100.
Theatre of Innocence — requests applications for staff positions including Costumes Mistress, Stage Manager, Props Master/Mistress, and light and sound operation, 644-8741.
Project Improv, a long form improv troupe — performs every Fri., 9pm, KY Theater, 651 S. 4th St., www.projectimprov.com.
••Encore Performing Arts — open try-outs for All Star Fusion Dance Team for girls 4th-12th grade, May 20, 10am, 128 E. Bell Ave., Clarksville, 284-0280.
Ancient Order of Hibernians — sponsoring Louisville Irish Art contest for artists, must be turned in May 22-June 3 at All Things Celtic, 623 Baxter Ave., 568-8899.
Miss Black Kentucky — accepting applications for Miss Black Kentucky Pageant, held Sept., winner represents KY, 592-8244.
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.
••Carmichael’s Bookstore — welcomes Kristin Johannsen, author of new book “Ginseng Dreams: The Secret World of America’s Most Valuable Plant,” May 18, 7pm, 2720 Frankfort Ave., 896-6950.
Barnes & Noble — nurse Deanna Loftis will discuss her alternative health book, May 20, 2pm, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy, 426-0255.
••Filson Historical Society — welcomes author Mary Ellen Doyle, to discuss “Pioneer Spirit: Catherine Spalding, Sister of Charity of Nazareth,” May 22, noon, free, 1310 S. Third St., 635-5083.
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.
Austin Film Festival — accepting entries for Screenplay and Teleplay competitions, cash prize, early deadline May 15, late deadline June 1; Teleplay deadline June 1, 800-310-3378, www.austinfilmfestival.com.
Bluegrass Independent Film Fest. — accepting entries for regional filmmakers, scheduled in Oldham County, Sept. 8-10, (502) 241-1006, www.bluegrassfilmfest.com.
••Church of the Epiphany —Down by the Wayside Choir, May 17, 7pm, free, 914 Old Harrods Creek Rd., 245-9733.
Kentucky Theater — Louisville Live!, Open Stage, bring instrument and jam w/ muscian Clark Abshear, May 18, 8pm, free, 651 S. Fourth St., 589-6419.
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.