Louisville Zoo — hosting Yum! Brands “World’s Largest Halloween Party!,” 1100 Trevilian Way: $1.50-$6, Oct. 19-22, & 26-29, 5-8:30pm on Thu. & Fri, 4-8:30pm on Sat. & Sun., 459-2181.
Halloween Family Fest — at Otter Creek Park Campground, 850 Otter Creek Park Rd. in Brandenburg, Ky.: campsite fee, Oct 20-21, & 27-28, 574-4583.
••Bardstown Bound Boofest — evening of shopping, sampling, 15 percent discounts at most stores; Bardstown Rd. & Eastern Pkwy, Oct. 20, 5pm, www.bardstownbound.com.
Halloween “Spooktacular” — hayrides, costume contest for kids, family pumpkin carving contest (BYOP), & ‘trail of treats’; shelter house at Wendell Moore Park: free, Oct. 21, 5-7pm, 225-0655.
Boo! Ghost Tours — at Scott County Heritage Center & Museum, 1050 S. Main St. in Scottsburg, Ind.: $10, Oct 27 at 7 & 9pm; Oct 28 at 9pm, 812-752-1050.
••Haunted River Cruise — by Star Cruises, costume party, dancing, live music, food & prizes: Oct. 28, (812) 218-1565.
Baxter Avenue Morgue — 15,000-square-foot haunted house open every Thu.-Sat. in Oct., 8-11pm (Thu), 8pm-1am (Fri-Sat), $8 kids, $15 adults, 451 Baxter Ave., 589-0959.
Chamber of Horrors — features maze of profound events and terrible tales of New Albany’s past, basement of Louisville Stained Glass, corner of Pearl and Market St. in downtown New Albany, thru Oct. 29, Thu-Fri, (812) 949-2991.
Fright Fest — at Six Flags KY Kingdom, rides & shows free w/ paid park adm., except for Nightmare Inc.: Sat. noon-11pm, Sun. noon-8pm, now thru Oct. 29, 366-2231.
Culbertson Mansion — a “real” haunted house in historic New Albany, open Fri-Sat at 7pm thru Oct. 31, $10, 914 E. Main St., 944-9600.
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.
Full Moon Ghost Tours — tours of Old Louisville’s Victorian neighborhood: Nov. 5, Dec. 5, every tour departs from the Visitors Center at 9pm, 218 W. Oak St., 637-2922.
BBC Fall Festival — taste testing new beer “jubilee” w/ live jug bands, activities, & fall & Xmas crafts; fundraiser for St. Joseph’s Children’s Home, 2823 Frankfort Ave.: $50, Oct. 21-22, 451-7981.
••Costume Sale — biennial by Actors Theatre at Victor Jory Theatre lobby; 316 W. Main St.: Oct. 21, 9am-3pm, 584-1265 ext 3041.
••Phoenix Hill Festival — “Big” Benefit” for Frank Constantine w/ food, drinks, games, live bands, dancing & more; 644 Baxter Ave.: $10, Oct. 22, 1pm-midnight, 589-4957.
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.
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.
Brown Hotel — local artist Jeaneen Barnhart showing pieces from “Equine Passion” series for Gallery Showcase; Fourth St. & Broadway, free, opening reception Oct. 20, 6-8pm, thru Dec. 6, 583-1234.
••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.
Scott County Public Library — photographer John Bower presents slide show “Capturing the Soul of Indiana”; 108 S. Main St. in Scottsburg Ind.: Oct. 21, 2pm, (812) 752-2751.
Call for Entries — seeking artists interested in participating in UnderGround Art Space’s next show, w/ “Masquerade” theme: deadline Oct. 21, email@example.com.
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.
“Still Life: Living Large” — recent works by Teresa Bartenstein at David Schuster Creations, 211 S. Clay St.: now thru Oct. 28.
••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.
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, thru Oct. 31, 635-6660, www.raptorrehab.org/.
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.
Spalding University Huff Gallery — Margot Anne Kelley photography & stories “Local Treasures: Geocaching Across America,” 853 S. Fourth St., thru Nov. 5, 585-7122.
Kentucky Watercolor Society — 29th annual juried exhibition, thru Nov 8, Tue-Sun 5-10pm, 316 W Main, 326-9256.
Pyro Gallery — presents solo show by Lisa Austin, thru Nov. 11, 624 W Main, 587-0106.
Heine Brothers — art show fundraiser to build houses in Guatemala, thru Nov 12, Douglass Loop Heine Bros, 802-9803.
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.
Hite Art Institute — presents two exhibits: “Northern/Southern Exposure” in Schneider Hall & opening of Trisha Hamilton-Cooper’s master thesis in Covi Gallery; UofL Belknap Campus: thru Nov. 17, 852-4483.
••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.
Gallery at the Kentucky Center — group exhibit by consortium of art galleries, thru Nov. 27, M-F 9am-6pm, Sat & Sun 12-5pm, 501 W Main St, 562-0159.
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.
Zephyr Gallery — presents show by Jenni Deamer & Liz Watkins, thru Nov. 30, 610 E. Market St. 585-5646.
Call for Entries — women artists invited to submit work for Women of Wisdom Exhibit, “A Woman’s Journey” on March 2-8: deadline Dec. 6, 584-8090, www.projectwomen.org.
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,” firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
PNC Broadway Series — presents “All Shook Up,” Oct. 18-22, Tue. thru Sat. evenings at 8pm, Sat. matinee at 2pm, Sun. matinee at 1pm & evening at 6:30pm, $22-$58, KY Center, 584-7777.
Pandora Productions — present “Boston Marriage,” Oct. 18, 22, 25 at 7pm, Oct. 19-20 & 26-28 at 8pm, Oct. 22 & 28 at 2pm, $13-$15, MeX Theater at KY Center, 584-7777.
‘Diversity of Dance’ — program features a short lecture, dance demonstrations and audience participation, program will study historic influences, hosted by Theresa Bautista, Oct. 18; Nov. 1, 15, 6:30pm, Iroquois Library, 301 York St., 574-1720.
Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble — presents “KA-BLAM!” Oct. 19-21 & 27-28, Nov. 3-4, $8-$20, at Rudyard Kipling, 422 W. Oak St., www.LePetomane.org.
••Encore Performing Arts Center — Drama Studio presents “On Golden Pond” in St. Genesius Theatre, Oct. 20-21 at 8pm, Oct. 22 at 3pm, $10, 128 E. Bell Ave. in Clarksville, (812) 284-0280 ext 2.
WhoDunnit Theater Co. — presents “Murder by Post: The Strange Case of Nigel Drew,” Oct. 21 & 28, Nov. 4 at 6:30pm, $39.95 (dinner & show), Hyatt Regency, 320 W. Jefferson, 426-7100, www.whodunnitky.com.
Thrust Theater — UofL African-American Theatre Program presents “King Hedly II,” Oct. 25-29 at 8pm, $7-$10, Floyd & Warnock St., 852-8442 info.
••Kentucky Repertory Theatre — presents Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” thru Oct 25; also political comedy “Lying in State,” thru Nov. 18, 6pm, 101 E Main St., Horse Cave, Ky., (270) 786-1200 or www.kentuckyrep.org.
Actors Theatre — presents “Dracula,” thru Oct. 27; also, “Gem of the Ocean,” thru Oct. 28, $17-$51, 316 W Main St., 584-1265.
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.
Derby Dinner Playhouse — presents “Smoke & Mirrors,” now thru Nov. 12, evenings at 6pm, Sun. & Wed. matinee at 11:45am, $30-$40, 525 Marriott Dr., Clarksville, (812) 288-8281.
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.
Pyro Art Gallery — looking for & accepting new serious artists, 642 W. Main St., 587-0106, www.pyrogallery.com.
••Wayward Actors Company — auditions for “Anger Box,” 13 actors needed, various genders & ages, Oct. 22 at 4-6pm, Oct. 23 at 7-9pm, Conrad-Caldwell House, 1402 St. James Ct., 664-3320.
Drama Studio — ongoing auditions for “On Golden Pond” to be performed thru Oct. 22, looking for ages 35-50, Encore Performing Arts Center, 128 E. Bell Ave., Clarksville, Ind., (812) 284-0280.
Bands Wanted — 1st Annual Halloween “Battle of the Bands Benefit” at Stevie Ray’s, Oct. 29, cash prizes, email@example.com or 637-9598.
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.
••UofL Belknap Campus — Anne & William Axton Reading Series bring poet Pat Lawler to read his work, Oct. 19, 7:30pm, Bingham Poetry Rm., 852-6801.
Carmichael’s Bookstore — KY author Steven Carter reads his novel “Famous Writers School” on Oct. 19 at 7pm; local author Beverle Graves Myers reads & signs third vol. of Baroque Mystery series on Oct. 21 at 4pm; local contributors to New Southerner magazine read from their work on Oct. 22 at 7pm; 2720 Frankfort Ave., 896-6950.
Cathedral of Assumption — Carmichael’s Bookstore & Center for Interfaith Relations hosting event w/ Mitch Albom for his new book “For One More Day,” free, Oct. 24, 7:30pm, 433 S. Fifth St., 896-6950.
••Reader’s Corner Bookstore — KY author David Domine will sign his latest book “Phantoms of Old Louisville,” Oct. 24, 6-8pm, 138 Breckenridge Ln., 897-5578.
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/.
••Unity of Louisville — hosting sneak preview “Conversations With God,” $10, Oct. 20 at 7pm, Oct. 21 at 2pm, 757 S. Brook St., 583-5559, www.unityoflouisville.org.
Kentucky Theater — presents Songwriters/Artist’s Open Stage/Mic, hosted by Mark “Big Poppa” Stampley, every third Thu., 7:30pm, Oct. 19, 651 S. Fourth St., 472-2548.
IU Southeast Music Department — faculty organist Janet Hamilton presenting recital & lecture on music of Mozart & his contemporaries on Oct. 20 at 7pm, (812) 941-2655; IU Brass Choir performing on Oct. 21 at 7:30pm; Ogle Center, 4201 Grant Line Rd., New Albany, (812) 856-5719
Sahara Gypsies — Peace Through Music, Oct. 21, 8pm, $10, Clifton Cultural Center, 2117 Payne St, 589-6419.
••Kentucky Homefront — monthly radio show taped by WFPK (91.9 FM) will feature John Gage w/ guests Memphis Red Hots, Eddie Pennington, Bob Thompson, & others; Oldham County Arts Center, 7105 Floydsburg Rd. in Crestwood Ky.: $12, Oct. 21, 7:30pm, 241-6018.
Apollo’s Cabinet — presents “Concert Royale,” features music for baroque flute, cello, lute & guitar by Telemann, Morel, Roman, & Geminiani; Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Ln.: reservations req., $15, Oct. 22, 5pm, 897-9845.
Choral Arts Society — will perform w/ conductor James Rightmyer “Music of the (Other) B Composers,” St. Francis in Fields Church, US Hwy 42 at Wolf Pen Branch Rd., $10-$20, Oct. 22, 3pm, 228-1176.
Iroquois Library — presents the River City Klezmer Band, Oct. 25, 6:30pm; also Monday Night (Old Timey) Band, Nov. 4, 1:30pm, 601 W. Woodlawn Ave., 574-1270.
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.