Corn Island Storytelling Festival — three days of storytelling performances at multiple venues, Sept 7-9, $10 adults, $5 children 6-12, children under 6 free, www.cornislandstorytellingfestival.org.
••Quitumbe Andean Ballet — first of 10 performances aimed at area school children, Sept 7-8, 10am, noon, free, reservations required, Ogle Center, 4201 Grant Line Rd., New Albany, (812) 941-2544.
InKy Reading Series — celebration of publication of New Southerner literary magazine, free reading and music, Sept. 8, 7pm, free, Rudyard Kipling, 422 W Oak St., 636-1311.
•• ‘Gypsies on the River’ — collaboration between Middle Eastern dancing troupes Gypsies of the Nile and Shazadi, includes Middle Eastern food vendors, Sept. 8, 7:30pm, $8 adv., $10 gate, New Albany Amphitheatre, Pearl St., 931-4254.
Carnegie Center for Art & History — announces 10th annual “Taste for Art & History,” which offers world-class wines and food, silent auction and more, Sept. 8, 6:30pm, $55 members, $60 non-members, 201 E Spring St., New Albany, 944-7336.
‘Fiesta Italiana’ — three days of all things Italian, including wine and beer garden, authentic dishes and music and more, Sept. 8-11, $1, St. James Church, 1826 Edenside Ave., www.louisvilleitalians.com.
Sacred Heart Street Dance — annual fundraiser features live music, food, beverages and more, Sept. 9, $5, Sacred Heart, 1840 E. 8th St., Jeffersonville, www.sacredheart-church.com.
••Highview Arts & Crafts Festival — more than 130 artists and crafters, food and more, Sept. 9, 9-4pm, Highview Baptist Church, 7711 Fegenbush Ln., 239-2509.
Original Highlands Arts & Music Festival — “Celebration of Local Diversity” offers two stages of free live music, local artists and vendors, food and more, Sept. 9, 11-11pm, free, Baxter Ave. between Highland/Breckenridge Ave., 216-2602.
Bellewood Art & Craft Fair — includes Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social, free food, arts & crafts, face painting and live Afro-Brazilian music, Sept. 9, 10-5pm, donations accepted, 11103 Park Rd., Anchorage, 245-4171.
Hidden Hill Nursery and Sculpture Garden — free “Bluegrass Music & Buffalo Burgers Weekend,” the band Relic will perform, Sept. 9-10, noon-5pm, free, 1011 Charlestown Rd., Utica, Ind., (812) 282-0524.
Oldham County History Center — “A History of Free Masonry and the English Culture of Oldham Co.” exhibit, thru Sept. 9, 222-0826.
Fashion Encore — 31st annual fundraiser offers visitors all manner of clothing, as well as furniture and collectibles, proceeds go to National Council of Jewish Women, Sept. 10-11, 10-5pm, free, Nearly New Shop, 1250 Bardstown Rd., 454-6633.
•• ‘Food for Thought’ luncheon — includes guest speaker Meg Higgins, award-winning writer and visual artist, presented by Louisville Visual Arts Association, reservations required, Sept. 11, noon, $20, Water Tower, 3005 River Rd., 896-2146.
National Quartet Convention — nearly 70 names in Southern Gospel Music will appear at the 49th annual show, Sept. 11-16, 9:30am, $24, Kentucky Fair & Expo Center, (800) 846-8499.
‘Discover Louisville’ Landmarks — tours scheduled second Sun., 1-4pm, Water Tower on River Road, $45, 574-2868.
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.
••Devel 7 Studios — present “Artist Appreciation Show” in conjunction with “Luminosity,” featuring local artists, opening reception Sept. 8, 6-11pm, Sept. 9, 11-4pm, thru Oct. 28, 825 S Floyd St., 582-2333.
Louisville Visual Art Association — hosts paintings of Cheryl Chapman and photographs of Julius Friedman in “Palette de Deux,” thru Oct. 21, reception Sept 8, 5:30-7:30pm at the Water Tower, 3005 River Rd., 896-2146.
Douglas Loop Heine Bros. — photography by Laura Skinner on display thru Sept 10, 7am-11pm, 2200 Bardstown Rd., 515-0380.
Comstock Auditorium in the School of Music — hosts “Photographs from the Front Lines,” presentation by James Nachtwey, Sept. 10, 7-9pm, $25 adults, $10 students, 2100 S Floyd St., 589-9254.
••Barr Gallery — presents “The Colors of Rust” paintings by Bruce Linn, Sept. 11-Oct. 16, 9-5pm, 4201 Grant Line Rd., New Albany, (812) 941-2544.
Bon Air Regional Library —windows at Bon Air Library will feature work by the Watercolor Group, thru Sept. 12, 2816 Del Rio Place, 574-1795.
Kentucky Center Gallery — “Snap Shots: Nature Around Us” by Patricia Brock, thru Sept. 15, 501 W. Main St., 562-0118.
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.
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.
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.
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.
‘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. 6, 20; Oct. 4, 18; Nov. 1, 15, 6:30pm, Iroquois Library, 301 York St., 574-1720.
Kentucky Repertory Theatre —30th season opens with political comedy “Lying in State,” Sept. 8-Nov. 18, 6pm, 101 E Main St., Horse Cave, Ky., (270) 786-1200 or www.kentuckyrep.org.
••Music Theatre of Louisville — presents musical “Brigadoon” about two New Yorkers finding love in the Scottish Highlands, Sept. 8-10, 13-17, 7:30pm, $20 adult, $15 students, Iroquois Amphitheatre, 624 W Main St., 589-4060.
Clarksville Little Theatre — presents musical “Oklahoma!” in honor of its 60th anniversary season, Sept. 8-9, 14-16, 8pm, Sept. 10, 2pm, $15 adult, $12 senior and teen, $8 child, 301 E Montgomery St., Clarksville, (812) 283-6522.
•• ‘Friends of Bob & Tom Show Comedy Tour’ — features many Bob & Tom regular guests, Sept. 9, 7pm, $32.50, Brown Theatre, 315 W. Broadway, 584-7777.
Actors Theatre — presents “Gone Missing,” play built on real-life interviews that explores what it means to lose something, Sept. 12-24, 7:30pm, $27-$37, 316 W Main St., 584-1265.
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.
Actors Theatre — Brown-Forman Mainstage series presents production of “My Fair Lady,” Pamela Brown Auditorium, thru Sept. 23, 7:30pm, 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.
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.
Louisville Zoo — actors 17+ needed for Largest Halloween Party Ever, offering paid main character positions and unpaid volunteer roles, Sept. 6-7, 797-5634.
••Jewish Community Center — open call for the following roles: Captain/“The Sound of Music,” All roles/Chicago, 16 bars of music required, be prepared for dance audition, Sept. 7, 8pm, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Voices of Kentucky — looking for new singers for 2006-07 concert season, Sept. 10 and 17, 3:30-5pm, Central Presbyterian Church, Fourth and Kentucky sts., 583-1013.
Stage One — student auditions for production of “Narnia,” prepare a memorized monologue using British dialect between 30-60 seconds and song, Sept. 10, 10-5pm, Kentucky School for the Blind Auditorium, 1967 Frankfort Ave., 562-0884.
Floyd Co. Youth Symphony — auditions for Mini Orchestra, Sept. 11, 3-5pm; for Philharmonic String, Sept. 11, 5:30-8:30pm, New Albany High School, (812) 941-2655.
••Clarksville Little Theatre — auditions for “To Kill a Mockingbird,” 20 principal speaking roles, 5 extra roles with lines, 5-10 w/o lines, Sept. 11-12, 7pm, 301 E Montgomery Ave., Clarksville, (812) 283-6522.
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, Sat., 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.
••The Spectrum — hosts release party of Hannah L. Drake’s “View from the Back Pew,” Sept. 9, 7-9pm, free, 911 S Brook St., www.inspiteofmychains.com.
Border’s Bookstore — Dr. Dwight Moody will sign new book, “On the Other Side of Oddville,” Sept. 9, 4pm, free, 4600 Shelbyville Rd., www.ikemoody.com.
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/.
••Louisville Slugger Museum — hosts premiere of new animated movie “Everyone’s Hero,” Sept. 7, 5:30 reception, 6:30 movie showing, 800 W Main St., (800) 775-8443.
Bluegrass Independent Film Fest. — various showings at Great Escape Oldham 8, Sept. 8-10, 241-1006 or www.bluegrassfilmfest.com.
U of L School of Music — upcoming events include: 14th annual faculty gala of vocal and instrumental music, Sept 8, 8pm, $10, $5 students; faculty recital from Michael Tunnell, trumpet, and Meme Tunnell, piano, Sept. 10, 3pm, free; Louisville String Quartet and guest artist Charles Pikler of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, works in memory of 9/11, Sept. 11, 8pm, free; Comstock Auditorium, 2100 Floyd St., 852-4137.
Kentucky Center Chamber Players — new classical brunch series at Jazz Factory, music by Beethoven, Milhaud, Mendelssohn and more, Sept. 10, 1:30pm, 815 W. Market St., 327-9675.
••Be the Change Concert — Peace Education Program’s annual concert, directed by Harry Pickens, performed by 100-person choir, Sept. 10, 4-5:30pm, free, First Unitarian Church, 809 S. 4th St.
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.