Kentucky Opera Guild â€” â€œNight of First Choice,â€ guildâ€™s 33rd annual Book Sale offers used books, CDs, DVDs and costumes from many past play productions, includes live music, buffet and silent auction, July 13, 5:30-9pm, $40, $200 for group of 6, 440 Zorn Ave., 584-4500.
â€¢â€¢Berea Craft Festival â€” 120 artists convene for 25th annual craft fest, events include performances by Reel World String Band, Zoe Speaks and others, 15 different craft demonstrations include pottery, woodturning, weaving and silver smithing, July 14-16, 10am-6pm, $5 adults, children under 12 free, Indian Fort Theatre, off of exit 76 or 77, (859) 986-2818.
Downtown Louisville Ghost Walks â€” guided tours of downtown haunt spots, July 14 thru end of summer, 90-minute tours, 7:30pm, $10 adults, $5 children, 367-1664.
â€¢â€¢Belly Dance Rock at Red Barn â€” dance troupes Gypsies of the Nile and Shazadi will perform at the Red Barn Theatre at U of L, July 15, 8pm, $8, 931-4254.
Rembrandt Day â€” special activities at Speed Art Museum celebrating Rembrandtâ€™s 400th birthday, offers tours and performances by the Radio Disney Extreme Team, prize drawings and more, July 15, 12-3pm, free, 2035 3rd St., 634-2700.
Louisville Science Center â€” a capella concert by Ladysmith Black Mambazo and instrumental group The Parker Boyd Project to play the Science Center, July 16, 7:30pm, $30 members, $35 non-members, 727 W. Main St., 560-7159.
Louisville Stoneware Tent Sale â€” 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 â€” â€œA History of Free Masonry and the English Culture of Oldham Co.â€ exhibit, thru Sept. 9, 222-0826.
â€œDiscover Louisvilleâ€ Landmarks â€” tours scheduled second Sun., 1-4pm, Water Tower on River Road, $45, 574-2868.
Carnegie Center â€” new exhibit â€œGeorge Morrison (1820-1893): New Albanyâ€™s Portrait Painterâ€ features portraits and landscape paintings, opening reception July 14, 6-8pm, free, exhibit runs thru Aug. 26, 201 E. Spring St., New Albany, Ind., 939-6757.
Mad About Art â€” open house July 14, 5-8pm, 625 Baxter Ave., 568-4916
Studio Sale â€” featuring art, antiques, clothing, books, records, furniture, etc. 1024 W. Main, every Saturday in July, noon-5pm.
galerie hertz â€” closing sale includes minimum 25% discounts, closing party offers hot dogs and refreshments and appearance by Billy Hertz, July 15, 4pm, 632 E. Market St., 584-3547.
â€¢â€¢New Center for Contemporary Art â€” featuring Seven Suns and Jen DeNike works, thru July 21, 742 E. Market St., 561-7621.
B. Deemer Gallery â€” paintings by Mark Cowden currently on display through July 26, 2650 Frankfort Ave., 896-6687.
Brown Hotel Art Gallery â€” 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.
Huff Gallery at Spalding â€” Small But Weird exhibit featuring art no bigger than 5 inches, half of proceeds go to New Orleans, thru July 29, email@example.com.
Hite Art Institute â€” three shows: â€œSam Gilliam Masters Thesis Drawings,â€ â€œEarly Imprints from Margaret Bridwell Libraryâ€ and â€œLarge Scale Relief Prints,â€ thru July 30, UofL, 852-4483.
Louisville Tattoo Company â€” 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.
â€¢â€¢Deven 7 Studios â€” Geoff Carrâ€™s French Series on display through July 31, 825 Floyd St., 582-2333.
Art Jam Art Show â€” various works on display at the Buzzworx Coffee House, exhibit runs thru July 31, 6-9pm, 720 W. Main, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Old Louisville Coffee House â€” painter Carly Whitmer to display exhibit â€œRegulars,â€ thru July 31, free, corner of 4th and Hill St., 931-9919.
Bernheim Forest â€” two new outdoor sculptures, â€œGrowthâ€ by Erin Fletcher and â€œThe Persistence of Solitudeâ€ by Jesse Levesque, July-September, free Mon.-Fri., $5 per car Sat. and Sun., 955-8512.
21C Museum Hotel â€” â€œHybridityâ€ exhibit on display thru summer, 700 W. Main St., 589-4690.
Zephyr Gallery â€” artist Michelle Amos will show vessels and costumes, thru Aug. 12, 610 E. Market St., 585-5646.
Pyro Gallery â€” â€œThe Nature of Thingsâ€ featuring work of Kay Grubola, Susan Moffet and Marilyn Whitesell, thru Aug. 12, 221 Hancock St., 587-0106.
Wedding Fashion/Tradition Display â€” LVAAâ€™s â€œThe Ritual Myth and Magic of Weddingsâ€ displays multicultural wedding-inspired art, thru Aug 19, Water Tower, 3005 River Rd., 896-2146.
â€¢â€¢Bernheim Gallery â€” exhibit of jazz albums on display, thru Aug. 31, Free Public Library, 301 York St., 574-1611.
Oldham Co. History Center â€” â€œOldham Countyâ€™s English Immigrants: Freemasonry and the Eastern Starâ€ exhibit runs thru Aug. 26, 222-0826.
1950s Leisure Wear Exhibit â€” exhibits at the Jeffersontown Historical Museum currently on display through Aug. 29, museum open 10-5pm Mon-Fri, 10-2pm Sun, 10635 Watterson Trail, Jeffersontown, Ky., 261-8290.
Lionheart Gallery â€” painters and textile artist featured at the gallery, exhibit runs thru Aug 31, gallery hours 10-6pm Mon-Tue, Wed-Sat 10-9pm, 10-5 Sun, 313 S. 4th St., 568-3030.
Chase Gallery â€” â€œEmerging Artistsâ€ exhibit, by Louisville Visual Art Assoc., thru Sept. 1, 416 W. Main St., 896-2146.
Speed Art Museum â€” â€œSam Gilliam: a retrospective,â€ now on exhibit thru Sept. 3, 2035 S. Third St., 634-2700 or www.speedmuseum.org.
Frazier Historical Museum â€” â€œAndrÃ© Jeunet: Images of WWI by a Pacifist Soldier,â€ thru Sept. 4, 829 W. Main St., www.fraziermuseum.org.
Kentucky Center Gallery â€” â€œSnap Shots: Nature Around Usâ€ by Patricia Brock, thru Sept. 15, 501 W. Main St., 562-0118.
KY Museum of Art and Craft â€” exhibit titled â€œLife InSight: The Human Experience,â€ features work of nearly 90 artists working in sculpture, fiber, metalwork and more, Gail Brown is curator, thru Nov. 4, free, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102.
Brown Williamson Tower in Middleton Reulinger firm â€” photographer/attorney Don Vish exhibit â€œEccentric Views of Louisville,â€ photos of Louisville landmarks and businesses, top floor, ongoing, 584-1135.
Filson Historical Society â€” â€œMary Cobb: A Retrospect,â€ open thru summer, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-12pm, 1301 S. 3rd St., 635-5083.
Carnegie Center â€” â€œOrdinary People, Extraordinary Courage: Men and Women of the Underground Railroadâ€ permanent exhibit now open, 201 E. Spring St., (812) 944-7336.
â€œWindow Comicsâ€ â€” ongoing public art installation by Jeffrey Scott Holland, 1661 Story Ave., 582-1674.
Mellwood Arts Center â€” looking for raw, rough primitive artwork representing traditional and contemporary artwork, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 895-3650.
Call for Artists â€” MailArt project seeking postcard-sized submissions for theme â€œCoffee â€“ How Does it Make You Feel?,â€ results displayed at Dayâ€™s Espresso & Coffee Bar in March 2007, coffeemailart.websiteanimal.com.
Photography Contest â€” â€œCelebration of Lifeâ€ sponsored by St. John United Church of Christ, 637 E. Market St., 587-1653.
â€¢â€¢KFW Female Mechanics â€” 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 â€” join â€œLouisville Art Talkâ€ forum on Louisville art-related topics, www.groups.yahoo.com/group/louisvillearttalk.
Mary Anderson Center â€” seeking artists to exhibit, (812) 923-8602.
Full Moon Yoga â€” free space available for women artists to use as gallery during F.A.T. Fridays, 2001 Frankfort Ave., 894-0094.
Wild Honeysuckle Studio/Gallery â€” offers holistic art classes, 4121 Shelbyville Rd., St. Matthews Pavilion, Tue. evenings/Thu. mornings, 592-3774.
Pyro Gallery â€” seeking talented artists who are serious about exhibiting and selling works. 452-2008.
Gallery Hops â€” first Fridays from 5-9pm. 589-0102.
F.A.T. (Frankfort Ave. Trolley) hops â€” final Friday of every month, 6-9pm. 314-5897.
Crafts for a Cause â€” 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 â€” recruiting artists to work in Kentucky schools, 1-4 weeks. www.kyarts.org.
George and Helen Segal Foundation â€” awards grants to young painters who are at least 21. www.segalfoundation.org.
Creative Diversity Studio in Mellwood Arts Center â€” open to people with disabilities, workshops and studio spaces available. 767-4723.
Access to the Arts Inc. â€” an arts and disability advocacy organization, making arts accessible to people with disabilities. www.accesstothearts.org.
Carnegie Center for Art and History, New Albany â€” art classes for pre-school to adult. 944-7336.
Jewish Community Center â€” offers art classes, 459-0660.
Bernheim â€” offers watercolor painting classes for adults and children, 955-8512 x 251.
Flame Run Gallery â€” offers classes, 584-5353.
Glassworks â€” offers classes, 992-3016.
Music Theatre of Louisville â€” play â€œAnything Goesâ€ features lively tap numbers in the Cole Porter score, July 12-16, $20 adult, $15 student/senior, $5 children 5 and under, 589-4060.
â€¢â€¢Walden Theatreâ€™s Alumni Company â€” presents â€œSavage in Limboâ€ by by John Patrick Shanley, July 13-15, 7:30pm, $8, 1123 Payne St., 589-0084.
As Yet Unnamed Theatre Company â€” presents â€œAll This and Moonlight,â€ July 14-15, 21-22, 8pm, July 16, 2:30pm, $12, MeX Theater, 501 W. Main St., 584-7777.
Riverrun Theatre Co./Pet Fish Productions â€” present â€œWake up and Smell the Coffeeâ€ by Eric Bogosian, July 14-15, 7pm, $15, Rudyard Kipling, 422 W. Oak St. 636-1311.
â€¢â€¢Derby Dinner Playhouse â€” presents â€œThe Wizard of Oz,â€ thru Aug. 20; production of â€œThe Adventures of Raggedy Ann & Andy,â€ July 15, 22 and 29, Aug. 5 and 12, see www.derbydinner.com for show times, Marriott Dr., Clarksville, Ind., (812) 288-8281.
Young Actors Institute â€” summer workshop for children 10-17 offers eight classes within 65-hour program, thru July 21, 10-4:30pm, $234, 1517 S. 2nd St., 485-6392.
StageLab Classes â€” classes for speaking voice and improvisational acting taught by Dru Pilmer at Clifton Center, thru July 30, 1-2:45pm, 3-4:45pm, $75 per 4-wk class, 2117 Payne St., 741-8392.
Walden Theatre Summer Academy â€” production of Roald Dahlâ€™s â€œCharlie and the Chocolate Factoryâ€ 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 â€” 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 â€” performs every Fri., 9pm, KY Theater, 651 S. 4th St., www.projectimprov.com.
â€¢â€¢Creative Youth Expo â€” KY Child Now sponsors 2nd annual expo for talented children age 13-19, top three winners will receive $500 scholarships, July 13, 6-10pm, Galt House, 140 N. 4th St., 227-7722.
Library Idol â€” multi-venue competitions for kids 12-19 begins at Louisville Free Public Library, any talents are accepted, free, finale July 22, 1pm, 301 York St., 574-1620.
Musicians Wanted â€” to perform at Smoketown/Shelby Park and Portland/Shawnee Farmerâ€™s Markets, Saturdays, 9am-noon, 775-4041.
Miss Black Kentucky â€” accepting applications for Miss Black Kentucky Pageant, held Sept., winner represents KY, 592-8244.
Music Theatre Louisville â€” openings for two paid tech internships in stage sound and carpentry, 432-9943.
IU Southeast â€” needs instrumentalists and singers to join ensembles, www.ius.edu/music or 812-941-2655.
Louisville Chorus â€” auditions on-going for qualified singers, all sections, 968-6300.
â€¢â€¢Signing and Speech â€” David Sirota, author of â€œHostile Takeover,â€ will join KY State Treasurer Jonathan Miller at KY Horse Park to keynote Kentucky Not-So-Fancy Farm 2006 to discuss corruption in Washington, D.C., July 12, 7pm, 4089 Iron Works Pkwy, Lexington, Ky., (212) 940-7866.
Filson Historical Society â€” author Kay Gill will discuss novel â€œMirelâ€™s Daughter,â€ July 13, 5:30pm, 1310 S. 3rd St., 635-5083.
Writerâ€™s Workshop â€” author Cait London will lead workshop â€œGet Organized,â€ will also sign her book â€œSilence the Whispers,â€ July 13, 7pm, Barnes & Noble, 4100 Summit Plaza Dr., 327-0410.
â€¢â€¢Carmichaelâ€™s Bookstore â€” Louisville native Catherine McCall will read and sign copies of her new book, â€œLifeguarding: A Memoir of Secrets, Swimming and the South,â€ July 18, 7pm, 2720 Frankfort Ave., 896-6950.
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 â€œAsk and it is Given,â€ 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 Writersâ€™ Group meets third Mon., 6:30-8:30pm, Okolona Library (Preston Hwy.), all writers welcome. 966-2327.
The Vault, new sci-fi writerâ€™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 â€” meets 7pm, 4th Mon., Barnes and Noble, 801 S. Hursbourne, http://scifi.meetup.com/32/.
â€¢â€¢Thursday Free Movie Nights â€” upcoming films at the Speed Auditorium: â€œMaster Artist Series â€“ Leonardo: A Dream of Flightâ€ and â€œGoya: Awakened in a Dream,â€ July 13 6-8pm, â€œThe Bubble Manâ€ and â€œPaperclips,â€ July 13, 6-8pm, 2035 3rd St., 634-2700.
Refugee Film Fest â€” KY Refugee Ministries sponsors film festival at Ekstrom Library at U of L for Louisvilleâ€™s growing refugee population, July 16 and 23, 3pm, free, 2301 S. 3rd St., 479-9180.
International Filmmaking Competition â€” 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. â€” accepting entries for regional filmmakers, scheduled in Oldham County, Sept. 8-10, (502) 241-1006, www.bluegrassfilmfest.com.
â€¢â€¢International Jazz CafÃ© at Library â€” Brazilian jazz with Renato Vasconcellos on piano, Marcos Siqueira Cavalcante on guitar and Bron Pegoraro on tenor sax, July 13, 7-9pm, free, 301 York St., 574-1845.
Louisville Orchestra â€” â€œRoarchestra,â€ evening of opera performances orchestra and Louisvilleâ€™s Monarchs includes Die Fledermaus Overture, The Magic Flute, and themes from â€œTitanicâ€ and â€œKing Kong,â€ July 15, 8:30pm, $18 advance, $20 day of show, Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way, 585-9424.
Music in the Metro â€” outdoor concert series continues with Karen Kraft & the Kiks, includes festival food and kids activities, July 16, 7:30pm, Des Pres Park, Lowe Rd. off of Taylorsville Rd., 574-5000.
â€¢â€¢Ceruti Chamber Players â€” celebrating the 250th Anniversary of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, free, July 18, 7pm, St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church, 6710 Wolf Pen Branch Rd., 895-6161.
Mellwood Arts Center â€” 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 â€” third Thursday Trolley Bop, third Thu. of month, many varieties of live music throughout downtown, www.thirdthursday.info.
UofL School of Music â€” weekly performances and recitals; for schedule, call 852-1787.
MERF â€” Musicians Emergency Resource Foundation needs volunteers, 244-4790.