Animecon III — anime convention at Louisville Free Public Library, includes kendo demonstration, Samurai sword ceremony, Japanese storytelling and more, Aug 11-12, 10am-noon, registration each day at 9:30am, 301 York St., 574-1620.
••InKy Reading Series — opens fall series with poetry and music by local talent, including Mitchell Douglas, Anne Marie Fowler and more, Aug 11, 7pm, free, Rudyard Kipling, 422 W. Oak St., 500-5835.
“Saturate” — art event offering 60 visual artists, 2 installations, 12 performance artists and 10 live musicians, based on the theme of water, guests encouraged to wear creative costumes, Aug 12, 7pm-1am, $10, Aug 13, 11am-4pm, St. Francis Building, 233 W Broadway, firstname.lastname@example.org.
World on the Square — summer festival celebrating cultural diversity in Downtown Corydon offers variety of live music and dancing, international cuisine and games, Aug 12, 4-8pm, free, corner of Beaver & Walnut St., Corydon, Ind., (812) 734-4082.
Locust Grove — 5,000 books on sale between $2 and $.50, bookseller and appraiser Charles Bartman will appraise 3 books per person free, Aug 12-13, 10am-4:30pm, 561 Blankenbaker Ln., 897-9845.
Blue Apple Players — theater company offers behind-the-scenes look at the organization, dates include Aug. 23, Sept. 27, noon-1pm, 625 E Market St., 587-7990.
••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 exhibits vessels and costumes, thru Aug. 12, 610 E. Market St., 585-5646.
Pyro Gallery — “The Nature of Things” featuring work of Kay Grubola, Susan Moffet and Marilyn Whitesell, thru Aug. 12, 221 Hancock St., 587-0106.
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.
••Carnegie Center — new exhibit “George Morrison (1820-1893): “New Albany’s Portrait Painter” features portraits and landscape paintings, thru Aug. 26, 201 E. Spring St., New Albany, IN., 939-6757.
Atomic Saucer — exhibit of art made from recycled materials, shrines and altered books by Kate Wilke of the Louisville Craft Mafia, runs thru Aug. 31, 1000 E. Oak St., 637-5399.
Bernheim Gallery — exhibit of jazz albums on display, thru Aug. 31, Louisville Free Public Library, 301 York St., 574-1611.
Mad About Art — exhibit by oil painter Lou Posner and contributing watercolorist and sculptor, runs thru Aug. 31, free, 625 Baxter Ave., 568-4916.
Oldham Co. History Center — “Oldham County’s English Immigrants: Freemasonry and the Eastern Star,” runs thru Aug. 26, 222-0826.
••1950s Leisure Wear Exhibit — exhibits at the Jeffersontown Historical Museum, thru Aug. 29, 10-5pm Mon-Fri, 10-2pm Sun, 10635 Watterson Trail, Jeffersontown, 261-8290.
Lionheart Gallery — painters and textile artists exhibited, thru Aug 31, 10-6pm Mon-Tue, Wed-Sat 10-9pm, 10-5 Sun, 313 S. Fourth St., 568-3030.
Filson Historical Society — “Mary Cobb: A Retrospect,” thru summer, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, Sat 9am-12pm, 1301 S. Third St., 635-5083.
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,” thru Sept. 3, 2035 S. Third St., 634-2700 or www.speedmuseum.org.
Kentucky Artisan Center — “Fiberworks” exhibit featuring Louisville area fiber and textile artists, thru Sept. 4, 8-7:30pm, free, at exit 77 (Berea), (895) 985-5448.
Frazier Historical Museum — “André Jeunet: Images of WWI by a Pacifist Soldier,” thru Sept. 4, 829 W. Main St., www.fraziermuseum.org.
Cathedral of the Assumption — exhibit “She Speaks: Forgotten Goddess” features quilts of Penny Sisto, thru Sept 6, 10-4:30pm, 433 S. Fifth St., 583-3100.
Kentucky Center Gallery — “Snap Shots: Nature Around Us” by Patricia Brock, thru Sept. 15, 501 W. Main St., 562-0118.
University of Louisville — photographs of trappist monastery Gethsemani and Cherokee Park by award-winning photographer Theodore Eitel, display at U of L’s Photographic Archives, thru Sept. 29, 2301 S Third St., 852-1861.
••21C Museum Hotel — “Hybridity” exhibit on display thru Sept. 30, 700 W. Main St., 589-4690.
Bernheim Forest — two new outdoor sculptures, “Growth” by Erin Fletcher and “The Persistence of Solitude” by Jesse Levesque, thru Sept. 30, free, Mon.-Fri., $5 per car, Sat. and Sun., 955-8512.
Kaviar Gallery & Forge — “Artists in our Midst” celebrates the work of at least 19 artists from Clifton, Crescent Hill and Clifton Heights, thru Oct. 1, 1718 Frankfort Ave., 561-0377.
KY Museum of Art and Craft — exhibit “Life InSight: The Human Experience,” with 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 — photographer/attorney Don Vish exhibit “Eccentric Views of Louisville,” photos of Louisville landmarks and businesses, top floor, ongoing, 584-1135.
Carnegie Center — “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage: Men and Women of the Underground Railroad” permanent exhibit now open, 201 E. Spring St., IN, (812) 944-7336.
“Window Comics” — ongoing public art installation by Jeffrey Scott Holland, 1661 Story Ave., 582-1674.
UnderGround Art Space — at 1235 Bardstown Rd., accepting show submissions from artists of any medium, email@example.com.
Mellwood Arts Center — looking for raw, rough primitive pieces 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.
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 experienced artists who are interested in dynamic co-operative gallery, 452-2008.
Gallery Hops — first Fridays of every month, 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 — art classes for pre-school to adult, New Albany, IN, 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.
Pioneer Playhouse — presents “Social Security,” Aug 8-19, 8:30pm, Tue.-Sun., 840 Stanford Rd., Danville Ky., (859) 236-2747 or www.pioneerplayhouse.com.
••Music Theatre Louisville — Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella,” an MTL Rising Stars production, Aug. 9-13, at 8pm, Iroquois Amphitheater, $5-$20, 589-4060.
Wayward Actors Company — presents “Glengarry Glen Ross” by David Mamet, Aug. 10-12 at 8pm, Aug. 13 at 2pm, MeX Theater at Kentucky Center, $15, 584-7777.
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.
••Louisville Ballet School — fall open house, Aug. 12, 10am-2pm, St. Matthews Pavilion, 4121 Shelbyville Rd., free, 583-3150 ext. 245.
Sight & Sound — present “Live! Without a Net,” an evening of comedy, music and theater, featuring one-act plays by local authors, Aug 12, 17 and 19, 7:30pm, $7, Rudyard Kipling, 422 W. Oak St., 636-1311.
Derby Dinner Playhouse — presents “The Wizard of Oz,” thru Aug. 20; production of “The Adventures of Raggedy Ann & Andy,” Aug. 12, see www.derbydinner.com for show times, Marriott Dr., Clarksville, Ind., (812) 288-8281.
Jewish Community Center — presents “Fiddler on the Roof,” thru Aug. 13, see www.jccoflouisville.org for showtimes, $18 for non-members, $14 for members, students, seniors, 3600 Dutchmans Lane, 459-0660.
Kentucky Repertory Theatre — performances of “The Gospel of Mark,” every Wed. 7:30pm, Sun. 2pm, thru Aug 30, $12 adults, $8 students and children, located two miles east off of Exit 58 off I-65, Horse Cave, (270) 786-1200.
Project Improv, a long form improv troupe — performs every Fri., 9pm, KY Theater, 651 S. Fourth St., www.projectimprov.com.
••New Albany Riverfront Amphitheatre — auditions for Broadway Review with multi-media presentation, all auditions must be scheduled, adult singers and actors will be pair, some non-paid chorus available, Aug 13, 1pm, foot of Pearl St., 298-2628.
The Drama Studio — ongoing auditions for “On Golden Pond” to be performed in Oct.13-22, looking for ages 35-50, Encore Performing Arts Center, 128 E. Bell Ave., Clarksville, Ind., (812) 284-0280.
Celebration of Life Photography Contest — showcase for new/emerging artists, winners featured in Louisville galleries during Derby ’07, deadline Feb. 17, www.celebratelifephotocontest.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.
IU Southeast — needs instrumentalists and singers to join ensembles, (812) 941-2655 or www.ius.edu/music.
Louisville Chorus — auditions on-going for qualified singers, all sections, 968-6300.
••Filson Historical Society — meet Susan Starr Richards, author of “The Hanging in the Foaling Barn,” Aug 10, 5:30pm, free, 1310 S. Third St., 635-5086.
Barnes & Noble — criminal defense attorney Milton Toby will discuss his profession and career to inform mystery lovers’ reading and writing, Aug 12, 1:30, free, 801 Hurstborne Pkwy, 426-0255.
Destinations Booksellers — launch party and book signing newspaper columnist C.R. Reagan’s collection “Skimming the Cream: An Anthology of My Best Articles” Aug 12, 4-6pm, free, 604 E Spring St., New Albany, (812) 944-5116.
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, Fourth and Hill sts., 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 meets the second Wed. of the month, New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, IN, 949-3523.
Science Fiction/Fantasy Readers Group — meets 7pm, fourth Mon. of the month, Barnes and Noble, 801 S. Hurstbourne, http://scifi.meetup.com/32/.
Fright Night Film Fest — now accepting submissions, to be held Sept. 1-3 at Waverly Hills Sanatorium, looking for short films, feature length and animated, www.frightnightfilmfest.com.
Bluegrass Independent Film Fest. — accepting entries for regional filmmakers, scheduled in Oldham County, Sept. 8-10, (502) 241-1006 or www.bluegrassfilmfest.com.
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.