Blue Apple Players — behind-the-scenes look inside the theater company, noon, June 28, free, 625 E. Market St., 587-7990.
••African Music and Dance Clinic — children ages 5-12 may sign up for clinic taught by renowned African musicians, drummer YaYa Diallo and dancer Harlina Churn-Diallo, thru June 30, 1-3pm, Western Library, 604 S. 10th St., 574-1779.
Independence Day Celebration — performances by Nervous Melvin and the Mistakes, former Miss American Heather French Henry, balloon rides, a Civil War encampment, food vendors and more, E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park, July 1, 5pm-10:30pm, free, 3000 Freys Hill Rd., 429-7270.
Pottery Sale — Annual Sale at the Masonic Home, 10am-4pm, July 1, 3701 Frankfort Ave., 895-7735.
••Spirit Over The Water — professional variety show with singing, dancing, fireworks and lavish production numbers to celebrate Independence Day, July 1-4, RiverStage in Jeffersonville, at the end of Spring St. on Riverside Dr., 8:30pm, free, 551-2709.
••Fifth Third Waterfront 4th of July — official Louisville celebration, July 3 features Johnny Berry, Dalton, Trace Adkins; July 4 features Villebillies, Nappy Roots, 4-11pm, free, 574-3768 or www.louisvillewaterfront.com.
July 4th Celebration — New Albany Riverfront at amphitheatre with entertainment from many music disciplines, fireworks 10pm, July 4, 298-2628.
Downtown Louisville Ghost Walks — guided tours of downtown haunt spots, July 14 thru end of summer, 90-minute tours, 7:30pm, $10 adults, $5 children, 367-1664.
Louisville Stoneware Tent Sale — 33rd annual event offers food, entertainment, artist demonstrations, thru July 16, 10-6pm Mon-Fri, 9-6pm Sat, noon-5pm Sun, 731 Brent St., (800) 626-1800.
Oldham County History Center — “A History of Free Masonry and the English Culture of Oldham Co.” exhibit, thru Sept. 9, 222-0826.
“Discover Louisville” Landmarks — tours scheduled second Sun., 1-4pm, Water Tower on River Road, $45, 574-2868.
Zephyr Gallery — artist Michelle Amos will show vessels and costumes, band Ut Gret will play homemade instruments at the artist reception, June 28-Aug. 12, reception June 30, 5-8pm, 610 E. Market St., 585-5646.
Huff Gallery at Spalding — Small But Weird exhibit featuring art no bigger than 5 inches, half of proceeds go to New Orleans, thru July 29, firstname.lastname@example.org.
••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.
Create-A-Pot — ceramicist Melvin Rowe will let you “Try Your Hand at the Potter’s Wheel,” $8 to create a pot and have it fired and glazed, June 30, Pottery Rowe Studio, 2048 Frankfort Ave., 896-0877.
Pyro Gallery — “The Nature of Things” featuring work of Kay Grubola, Susan Moffet and Marilyn Whitesell, June 30-Aug. 12, 221 Hancock St., 587-0106.
••Gallery Janjobe — sneak preview of new gallery space and featured artwork, noon-9pm, June 30, Mellwood Arts Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 899-9293.
UofL Photographic Archives Gallery — features work from Chris Maynard, photographer for New York Times from 1993-2002, 4:30-7pm, thru June 30, 10am-4pm weekdays, 10am-8pm Thu., Ekstrom Library, 852-6752.
Kaviar Gallery and Forge — “Turn, Turn, Turn: Contemporary American Wood Carvings” and “The Familiar: Recent Encaustic Works by Dane Waters,” thru July 1, 1718 Frankfort Ave., 561-0377.
Kentucky Center Gallery — “Snap Shots: Nature Around Us” by Patricia Brock, July 5-Sept. 15, 501 W. Main St., 562-0118.
Carnegie Center — “Elmer Lucille Allen: Shibori and Ceramics,” thru July 8, 201 E Spring St, New Albany, 944-7336.
••New Center for Contemporary Art — featuring Seven Suns and Jen DeNike works, thru July 21, 742 E. Market St., 561-7621.
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.
Hite Art Institute — three shows: “Sam Gilliam Masters Thesis Drawings,” “Early Imprints from Margaret Bridwell Library” and “Large Scale Relief Prints,” thru July 30, UofL, 852-4483.
Louisville Tattoo Company — paintings and clay works by local artists Pony Boy, Gary Bell, Suzanne Edds, Eric Haines and Matt Kirk, thru July 31, Mon-Sat noon-10pm, 1235 Bardstown Rd., 459-8005.
Deven 7 Studios — Geoff Carr’s French Series on display through July 31, 825 Floyd St., 582-2333.
21C Museum Hotel — “Hybridity” exhibit on display thru summer, 700 W. Main St., 589-4690.
Wedding Fashion/Tradition Display — LVAA’s “The Ritual Myth and Magic of Weddings” displays multicultural wedding-inspired art, thru Aug 19, Water Tower, 3005 River Rd., 896-2146.
Bernheim Gallery — exhibit of jazz albums on display, thru Aug. 31, Free Public Library, 301 York St., 574-1611.
Oldham Co. History Center — “Oldham County’s English Immigrants: Freemasonry and the Eastern Star” exhibit runs thru Aug. 26, 222-0826.
Chase Gallery — “Emerging Artists” exhibit, by Louisville Visual Art Assoc., thru Sept. 1, 416 W. Main St., 896-2146.
Speed Art Museum — “Sam Gilliam: a retrospective,” now on exhibit thru Sept. 3, 2035 S. Third St., 634-2700 or www.speedmuseum.org.
Frazier Historical Museum — “André Jeunet: Images of WWI by a Pacifist Soldier,” thru Sept. 4, 829 W. Main St., www.fraziermuseum.org.
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.
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.
••Mellwood Arts Center — looking for raw, rough primitive artwork representing traditional and contemporary artwork, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 895-3650.
Call for Artists — MailArt project seeking postcard-sized submissions for theme “Coffee – How Does it Make You Feel?,” results displayed at Day’s Espresso & Coffee Bar in March 2007, coffeemailart.websiteanimal.com.
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.
Wayward Actors Company — production of Jay Presson Allen’s “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,” 8 pm June 29-July 1, 2pm July 2, (812) 923-1003.
••Hayswood Theater — “Once Upon A Mattress,” musical comedy based on the fairy tale “The Princess and the Pea,” 8pm June 30, July 1, 7-8, 2pm July 2 and 9, 115 S. Capitol Ave., Corydon Ind., (812) 738-8075.
KY Shakespeare Festival — opens 46th season with “As You Like It,” thru July 2, Tue-Sun, 8pm, free, C. Douglas Ramey Amp., Central Park, free, 637-4933.
Derby Dinner Playhouse — “Steel Magnolias,” thru July 9, various times, (812) 288-8281, www.derbydinner.com.
Walden Theatre Summer Academy — production of Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by young students of three week summer camp, students 8-16 years of age of varied experience accepted, thru Aug. 12, show times vary daily, 1123 Payne St., 589-0084.
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.
••New Albany 4th of July — looking to break Guinness Book of World Records for largest band, need musicians, 298-2628 or email@example.com.
Musicians Wanted — to perform at Smoketown/Shelby Park and Portland/Shawnee Farmer’s Markets, Saturdays, 9am-noon, 775-4041.
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.
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.
••Zone Comic Bookstore — artist Eric Powell signing “The Goon,” 11am-noon, July 1, 4121 Shelbyville Rd., 893-8654.
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.
Science Fiction/Fantasy Readers Group — meets 7pm, 4th Mon., Barnes and Noble, 801 S. Hursbourne, http://scifi.meetup.com/32/.
Reel Revolution Film Series — presents “Venezuela Rising,” told through the eyes of a Venezuelan grandmother, a look at what constitutes a free and fair election, 7pm, June 29, KY Theater, 651 S. Fourth St., 558-7123.
••International Filmmaking Competition — registration for 48-Hour Film Project now open for submission, competition to be held in Louisville, July 21-23, www.48hourfilm.com, 459-1262.
Bluegrass Independent Film Fest. — accepting entries for regional filmmakers, scheduled in Oldham County, Sept. 8-10, (502) 241-1006, www.bluegrassfilmfest.com.
Jewish Community Center Orchestra — pops concert features many popular songs from movies, musicals and more, July 2, 7:30pm, $10 adult, $5 student, 3600 Dutchmans Ln., 459-0660.
••Louisville Chorus — “Choral Cinema: Musical Visions of America” a multimedia presentation of the founding, expansion, pre-eminence and refinement of America, 3pm, July 2, Middletown Christian Church, 500 N. Watterson Trail, $18 adult, $12 senior, $8 student, 968-6300.
Mellwood Arts Center — looking for stripped down, raw, traditional with a contemporary bend, lo-fi fiddlers, circuit benders, psycho-billy, one-man bands, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 895-3650.
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.