Issue September 26, 2006

Arts & Entertainment Listings

Special Events

Lebowski Fest — 5th Annual festival of all things Lebowski, Sept. 28-Oct. 1, Waterfront Park and Executive Inn, 931-2653 or www.lebowskifest.com.
••Poetry Under the Stars — readers Misha Feigin, Aletha Fields, Irene Mosvold, Edmund August and more, Sept 28, 7-9pm, Rauch Planetarium at U of L, bloss2153@aol.com.
Captain’s Quarters — annual Regatta & Art Show, sailboat racing & local artists’ showcase, 5700 Captain’s Quarters Rd., free, registration Sept. 29, race on Sept. 30 & Oct. 1, noon, 452-9397 (regatta), 228-1651 (art show).
Transformers Convention — “More that Meets the Eye” BotCon for collectors, fans, and novices. Sept 30-Oct 1,10am-5pm, $9 & $5, Lexington Convention Center, 430 W Vine St, Lexington, (817) 448-9863.
History by Food Fair — Sponsored by the Oldham Co. History Center, Sept 30, 10am-3pm, free, 106 N 2nd St, LaGrange, Ky., 222-0826.
Talentfest ’06 — to benefit Seven Counties Services, Sept 30, 6-9pm, free, Iroquois Amphitheater.
••Creative Vibrations — presents “Wine and Art with Heart” original art and jewelry, Sept 30, 7pm-1am, $5, River Bend Winery 10th & Market, 812-521-3861.
Pagan Pride Day — booths, vendors, a ritual, and more, Sept 30, 11am-6pm, Waterfront Park, 129 E River Rd., 458-6667.
Art Impact — a method for grant writing arts program planning, Sept 30, 1pm, $25, 1650 Russell St, Covington, Ky., 561-0701.
Bloomfest — with bands Bloom Street, Paradigm, Zongo, Sativa Gumbo and more, Sept. 30, 11am-all night, $15 includes camping, Jefferson Memorial Forest, band@bloom-street.com.
Art Auction — Louisville Visual Arts Association/UofL Hite Art Institute featuring art by Che Rhodes, Sept 30, 6:30pm, $80, Slugger Field, 896-2146.
Adelante Latin Jazz Festival — eight nights of music and a Latin Dance Party to benefit Adelante Hispanic Achievers, thru Sept 30, varying times and prices, Glassworks 815 W Market, 992-3243.
Nightmare Forest at Otter Creek — mile-long trail of spooks and terror, opens at dusk Thu.-Sun. thru Oct. 31, $14, Otter Creek Park, 384-4754 or www.nightmareforest.com.
Collaboratory — evening of live music, poetry, graphic arts, collaborative and spontaneous multi-media jams, free, all ages, last Sat./month, 7:30pm, 1741 Frankfort Ave., 896-0172.

Visual Arts

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.
Gallery Janjobe — Grand Opening, Sept 29, 11am-4pm, 1860 Mellwood Ave, 271-9428.
••Pottery Rowe — Melvin Rowe signing free posters for 35 years as artist in clay, depicting him at potter’s wheel, F.A.T. Friday, Sept. 29, 6-9pm, 2048 Frankfort Ave., 896-0877.
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.
Higgins Maxwell Gallery — presents a retrospective exhibit by Deward Eades, thru Sept 30, 1200 Payne St, 594-7001.
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.
Spalding University — Margot Anne Kelley at Huff Gallery, photography & stories “Local Treasures: Geocaching Across America,” 853 S. Fourth St., Oct. 1, 2-4pm, thru Nov. 5, 585-7122.
••Higgins Maxwell Gallery — showing work by Wellspring & Bridgehaven, reception Oct. 3, 5-8pm, 1200 Payne St.; exhibit thru Oct. 3-7, 584-7001.
Old Louisville Coffeeshop — local artists presenting “The Bird Show: Ornithologically Inspired Works” benefit show for Raptor Rehab. of KY; at 1489 S. Fourth St. & Hill, Oct. 4-31, 635-6660, www.raptorrehab.org/.
Krantz Art Gallery — presents sculpture by Keith C. Spears III, exhibit runs thru Oct. 6, 8-4pm Mon.-Thu., 9am-noon Fri., First and Chestnut Sts., 213-2393.
Bon Air Regional Library — presents Watercolors by Linda Jones, thru Oct. 14, 2816 Del Rio Place, 574-1795.
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.
UnderGround Art Space — features “Photo Show” by Mary Yates, thru Oct 21, 1235 Bardstown Rd., 459-8005.  
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.
••Chez Moi Art Gallery — calling artists to submit work for upcoming Halloween show “The Art & Craft of Magick!”; themes should be more about magic of autumn, nature, & elements, less to do w/ monsters & gore, 561-6206, ChezMoiArtGallery@yahoo.com.
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.
Carnegie Center — presents “Rhapsody in Rugs: Rags to Rugs at the Carnegie” exhibit, thru Nov 4, free, 201 E Spring St. New Albany, 944-7336.
Kentucky Watercolor Society — 29th annual juried exhibition, thru Nov 8, Tue-Sun 5-10pm, 316 W Main, 326-9256.
African-American Art Exhibit — hosting call for entries for exhibit at Actors Theatre Jan. 30-Feb. 24, original artwork in all media, slides only, deadline Nov. 17, 585-1265 x3145.
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.
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.
Call for Artists — Julius Friedman looking for sculptors or anyone willing to haul rocks to help create “rock city,” friedman@imagesol.com.
Call for Subjects — local photographer seeks women who lost their mothers as children (age 20 or younger), 891-0434.
Chez Moi Art Gallery — Erotic Art by RonBo for Oct/Nov gallery showing, artist commissioned for 4 pieces with the help of female artist/model, 495-1652.
Co-op Gallery — looking for serious artists for Gallery 10 Seventy at Mellwood Arts Center, 548-3921.
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.

Performing Arts

••UofL Theater — Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit,” Sept. 27-Oct. 1, 8pm, $7-$10,Thrust Theater, 2314 S Floyd, 852-6171.
Walden Theatre — “The Hot L Baltimore,” Sept. 28-29 at 7:30pm, Sept 30 at 2 & 7:30pm, $15 & $10, MeX Theatre at Kentucky Center, 584-7777.
••Little Colonel Playhouse — presents “George Washington Slept Here,” Sept. 28-30 & Oct. 6-7 at 8pm, Oct. 8 at 2:30pm, $10-$12, 302 Mt. Mercy Dr. in Pewee Valley, 588-1657 or 241-9906.
Looking for Lilith Theatre Co. — presents “Women Speak: Iraq,” Sept. 28-30 at 7:30pm, Oct. 5 at 9:30pm, Oct. 6-7 at 7:30pm, Oct. 8 at 2pm, $10-$12, Rudyard Kipling, 422 W. Oak St., 636-1311.
Rose Island Playhouse — presents “You Can’t Get There From Here,” Sept. 29-30 at 7pm, Oct.1 at 2pm, $5-$8, Charlestown & Enrichment Center, 999 Water St. in Charlestown, Ind., 812-289-1329.
Heartbeat Players Community Theater — presents “House for Sale,” Sept. 29-30, 8pm, $10, 2608 Browns Ln, 452-1777.
WhoDunnit Theater Co. — presents “Murder by Post: The Strange Case of Nigel Drew,” Sept. 30, Oct. 7 & 13, Oct. 21 & 28, Nov. 4 at 6:30pm, $39.95 (dinner & show), Hyatt Regency, 320 W. Jefferson, 426-7100, http://www.whodunnitky.com.
Derby Dinner Playhouse — presents regional premiere of “Peace Like a River,” gospel musical comedy, thru Oct 1, 525 Marriot Drive, Clarksville, (812) 288-8281.
Actors Theatre — presents “Gem of the Ocean,” Oct. 3-28, $17-$51; also, “Dracula,” thru Oct. 27, 7:30pm, 316 W Main St., 584-1265.
Project Improv — performs a free show, Oct. 3, 7pm, Rudyard Kipling, 422 W. Oak St., 636-1311.
‘Diversity of Dance’ — program features a short lecture, dance demonstrations and audience participation, program will study historic influences, hosted by Theresa Bautista, Oct. 4, 18; Nov. 1, 15, 6:30pm, Iroquois Library, 301 York St., 574-1720.
Kentucky Repertory Theatre — presents Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” thru Oct 25, 7:30pm, Downtown Horse Cave, Ky., 270-786-1200.
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.

Auditions/Contests

Little Colonels Players — holding auditions for “Harvey,” Oct. 1 at 2pm, Oct. 2 at 7pm, five men & five women ages 20+ needed, cold readings, held at playhouse, 241-9906.
••Floyd Central High School — auditions for “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” need all students grades 2-6 who attend Floyd County public, private, & home schools, Oct. 3, 4-5:30pm, (812) 923-8811.
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.
Girls Going Places — Guardian presents seventh annual entrepreneurship program, national call for nominations of young women; 15 girls awarded total of $30,000 thru submission of 750-1,000 word essay; thru Feb. 16, 914-251-1500, www.msco.com.
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.

Book

Carmichael’s Bookstore — local activist Carl Wedekind will discuss & sign copies of new book “Politics, Religion, & Death: Memoirs of a Lobbyist,” Sept. 28, 7pm, 2720 Frankfort Ave., 896-6905.
••Crane House — presents reception & book signing for Stephen Bradley’s photographic exhibit “Angkor – Lifting the Veil,” free, Sept. 28, 5:30-7:30pm, 1244 S. Third St., 635-2240, www.cranehouse.org.
Scott County Public Library — Banned Books Week, contests and prizes, thru Sept. 30, 9am-6pm, free, 108 S Main St Scottsburg, Ind., 812-752-2751.
Women Who Write welcomes women writers, meets first Thu. of month, Highland-Shelby Park Library, 
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/.

Film

Kentucky Film Lab — now accepting applications for its fall Filmmakers Studio, Oct. 13-15, at IdeaFestival in Louisville, www.kyfilmlab.com.

Music

••Louisville Orchestra — Jorge Mester conducts LO in “Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists & Orchestra,” “Overture to Rienzi,” “WWV 49” & “Pathetique Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74,” $15-$60, Sept. 28, 10:30am, Sept. 29 at 8pm, Kentucky Center, 584-7777, www.louisvilleorchestra.org.
Louisville Palace — Roy Clark & Stuart Chafetz join Louisville Orchestra for inaugural concert of 2006-2007 season, hosted by WAMZ’s Coyote Calhoun, $20-$72, Sept. 30 at 8pm, 361-3100, www.louisvilleorchestra.org.
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.