Little Colonel Players — 50-Year Anniversary Open House, Sept 15, Gala Event Sept 16, $25, www.littlecolonel.org, 241-1137.
Keep Louisville Gonzo — evening of Gonzo film, music, & poetry, Sept 15, 7-9pm, $7, Rudyard Kipling, 422 W. Oak St., 636-1311.
Squallis Puppeteers — Performances of “A Work In Progress” Sept 15, 7pm & Sept 16 1 & 7pm, $5, 414 Baxter Ave 3rd fl, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nappy Roots Day — The back to school concert to promote literacy, Sept 16, Belvedere, free, activities 6pm, concert 8pm, 412-4449.
••St. Hildegard Fest — 2nd Annual tribute to the nun who put hops in beer, Sept 16, Browning’s Restaurant and Brewery 401 E. Main St, Noon-11pm, free, 515-0174.
INVESCO Blues Jam — to support the Louisville chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Sept 16, 4pm, $10, River Bend Winery 120 S. 10th St.
National Quartet Convention — Nearly 70 names in Southern Gospel Music will appear at the 49th annual show, thru Sept. 16, 9:30am, $24, Kentucky Fair & Expo Center, (800) 846-8499.
Ursuline Campus Art Fair — Featuring a variety of music genres, Sept 16 & Sept 17, 10am-5pm, free, Ursuline Campus 3105 Lexington Rd, 212-1750.
••Doulapalooza — presented by Birth Care Network, featuring live music and raffles, Sept 17, 4-9pm, free, BBC Saint Matthews, 409-9126.
‘Discover Louisville’ Landmarks — tours scheduled second Sun., 1-4pm, Water Tower on River Road, $45, 574-2868.
Kentucky Center Gallery — “Snap Shots: Nature Around Us” by Patricia Brock, thru Sept. 15, 501 W. Main St., 562-0118.
StudioWorks — Grand Opening of fine arts gallery and working studio for disabled artists, Sept 15, 10am-7pm, free, 633 S. 4th St., 582-3331.
••Higgins Maxwell Gallery — presents a retrospective exhibit by Deward Eades, reception Sept 15, 5:30-8pm, continues thru Sept 30, 1200 Payne St, 594-7001.
UnderGround Art Space — features “Photo Show” by Mary Yates, Opening Sept 16, 7-9pm, free, thru Oct 21, 1235 Bardstown Rd., 459-8005.
Carnegie Center — presents “Rhapsody in Rugs: Rags to Rugs at the Carnegie” exhibit, reception Sept 16, 12-2pm, thru Nov 4, free, 201 E Spring St. New Albany, 944-7336.
Kentucky Watercolor Society — presents Mini-Wonder Show, thru Sept. 16, Kentucky Watercolor Society Gallery in Mellwood Arts Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 326-9256.
Actors Theatre Gallery — Landscape paintings by Mary F. Burnley and Nana Lampton on display during season-opening musical “My Fair Lady,” thru Sept. 23, 584-1265.
••Bon Air Regional Library — featuring pottery by Amy Rieger thru Sept. 23, 2816 Del Rio Place, 574-1795.
Jefferson Community College — Kentucky Watercolor Society will hold juried all-member competition, thru Sept. 28, 9-5pm, 2nd and Broadway, 213-2393.
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.
Merton Institute for Contemplative Living — presents photography exhibit “Abbey of Gethsemani and Cherokee Park,” thru Sept. 29, Ekstrom Library, UofL, 899-1991.
Ekstrom Library — presents “Peaceful Places” photographic exhibit by Theodore Eitel, includes photographs of Gethsemani Abbey & Cherokee Park, thru Sept. 29, 9-5pm, free, 2100 S Floyd St., 852-6752.
Louisville Free Public Library — Main branch, “Ground Zero Gallery,” fifth anniversary exhibit of the 9/11 photos, thru Sept. 30, free, 574-1662.
Gallery Janjobe — “Journey Jots: The Art Dolls’ Adventure,” a collaborative art dolls by six Kentucky Artists, thru Sept. 30, 6-9pm, 1850 Mellwood Ave., 899-9293.
21C Museum Hotel — “Hybridity” exhibit on display thru Sept. 30, 700 W. Main St., 589-4690.
••Zephyr Gallery — features artists Debbie Thomas and Brenda Wirth, thru Sept. 30, 610 E. Market St., 585-5646.
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.
Krantz Art Gallery — presents sculpture by Keith C. Spears III, reception Sept. 6, 4-6pm, free, exhibit runs thru Oct. 6, 8-4pm Mon.-Thu., 9am-noon Fri., First and Chestnut Sts., 213-2393.
Oldham County History Center — “Key Ingredients: America by Food,” Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit, thru Oct. 14, (502) 222-0826.
Barr Gallery — presents “The Colors of Rust” paintings by Bruce Linn, thru Oct. 16, 9-5pm, 4201 Grant Line Rd., New Albany, (812) 941-2544.
Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center — “The Last Picnic,” collage artwork by Heather Hunter at the Tenant Art Gallery, thru Oct. 16, 9-5pm, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 895-3650.
Hite Art Institute — presents a Stow Chapman retrospective “40 yrs of Art, Design & Architecture” thru Oct 19, 9am-4:30pm M-F, 10am-2pm Sat, 1pm-6pm, free, U of L Schneider Hall, 852-4483.
Winfrey Blackburn Fine Arts Gallery — exhibit of Emily Trick’s small clay sculptures, thru Oct. 21, by appointment only, 101 St. Francis Dr., Mt. St. Francis, Ind., 923-8602.
Louisville Visual Art Association — hosts paintings of Cheryl Chapman and photographs of Julius Friedman in “Palette de Deux,” thru Oct. 21, Water Tower, 3005 River Rd., 896-2146.
Devel 7 Studios — present “Artist Appreciation Show” in conjunction with “Luminosity,” featuring local artists, thru Oct. 28, 825 S Floyd St., 582-2333.
Jeffersontown Historical Museum — display artifacts from various historic Jeffersontown schools, as well as video oral history documenting history of various J-town residents, thru Dec. 21, artifacts from Jeffersontown Masonic Lodge will be on display through Oct. 25, 10635 Watterson Trail, Jeffersontown, Ky., 261-8290.
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.
Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center — new exhibit “The Nature of Shells” shows the history and beauty of shells, thru Nov. 26, free, 201 W Riverside Dr., Clarksville, (812) 280-8689.
Paul Paletti Gallery — presents “Witness,” a gallery of photographs by renowned photojournalist James Nachtwey, thru Nov. 30, 5-9pm, free, 713 E Market St., 589-9254.
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.
Mellwood Arts Center — looking for raw, rough primitive pieces representing traditional and contemporary artwork, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 895-3650.
University of Louisville — looking for artist(s) for short-term contract work to help create art for the Web site and promotional literature, 456-5810.
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.
Music Theatre of Louisville — presents musical “Brigadoon” about two New Yorkers finding love in the Scottish Highlands, Sept. 13-17, 7:30pm, $20 adult, $15 students, Iroquois Amphitheatre, 624 W Main St., 589-4060.
••Sight and Sound — presents of “Dr. Jekyll an Mr. Hyde” at MeX Theater at KY Center, Sept. 13-16, 7:30pm, $14, 501 W Main St., 584-7777.
Clarksville Little Theatre — presents musical “Oklahoma!” in honor of its 60th anniversary season, Sept. 14-16, 8pm, $15 adult, $12 senior and teen, $8 child, 301 E Montgomery St., Clarksville, (812) 283-6522.
Kentucky Repertory Theatre — presents Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” Sept 15-Oct 25, 7:30pm, Downtown Horse Cave, Ky., 270-786-1200.
Louisville Ballet — presents Reiter-Soffer’s “Beauty and the Beast,” Sept 15, 8pm, Sept 16, 2 & 8pm, $21-$76, Whitney Hall at Kentucky Center, 584-7777.
•• ‘Diversity of Dance’ — program features a short lecture, dance demonstrations and audience participation, program will study historic influences on different forms of dance in different regions, hosted by Theresa Bautista, Sept. 20; Oct. 4, 18; Nov. 1, 15, 6:30pm, Iroquois Library, 301 York St., 574-1720.
Actors Theatre — Brown-Forman Mainstage series presents production of “My Fair Lady,” Pamela Brown Auditorium, thru Sept. 23, 7:30pm; also, “Gone Missing,” play built on real-life interviews that explores what it means to lose something, thru Sept. 24, 7:30pm, $27-$37, 316 W Main St., 584-1265.
Derby Dinner Playhouse — presents regional premiere of “Peace Like a River,” gospel musical comedy, thru Oct 1, 525 Marriot Drive, Clarksville, (812) 288-8281.
Blue Apple Players — reconnecting BAP alumni to celebrate 30th anniversary, public is asked to contact theater with their most memorable BAP performance, deadline Oct 31, 587-7990.
Kentucky Repertory Theatre —30th season opens with political comedy “Lying in State,” thru Nov. 18, 6pm, 101 E Main St., Horse Cave, Ky., (270) 786-1200 or www.kentuckyrep.org.
Indicators Improv — performs every first Thu., 11pm, free, Diamond’s Pub and Billiards, 3814 Frankfort Ave., (423) 943-8150.
Project Improv, a long form improv troupe — performs every Fri., 9pm, KY Theater, 651 S. Fourth St., www.projectimprov.com.
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.
••Voices of Kentucky — looking for new singers for 2006-07 concert season, Sept. 17, 3:30-5pm, Central Presbyterian Church, Fourth and Kentucky sts., 583-1013.
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, Sat., 9am-noon, 775-4041.
Derby Festival Princesses — Derby Festival seeking candidates, deadline Dec. 31, must attend screening Nov. 11 or 18, applications at www.kdf.org.
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.
••Axton Reading Series — Cathy Day presents her book “The Circus in Winter” Sept 14, 7:30, free, U of L Belknap Campus Bingham Poetry Room, 852-6801.
Carmichael’s Author Forum — Frederick Smock & Gwyn Hyman Rubio read and sign their newest books, Sept 16, 4pm, free, 2720 Frankfort Ave, 896-6950.
Carmichael’s Literary Underground — 3 literary youngbloods read and discuss their work-Todd Dills, Al Burian & Jason Jordan, Sept 17, 4pm, free, 2720 Frankfort Ave, 896-6950.
Louisville Free Public Library — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind discusses his book “War on Terror,” Sept 18, 7pm, Main Library, free but call for tix, 574-1644.
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/.
••U of L School of Music — upcoming events include: Dr. Leon Couch III solo recital, Sept 15, 8pm, & Pianist Denine LeBlanc recital, Sept 17, 8pm, U of L Comstock Hall, 852-4137.
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.
MERF — Musicians Emergency Resource Foundation needs volunteers, 244-4790.
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