••Holiday Gift Collection — Actors Theatre, with Cabinet for Families & Children, collects gifts for disadvantaged children, thru Dec. 20, 316 W Main St., 584-1265.
Blow Ho Ho! — Glassworks invites public to blow their own glass ornament, reservations req., 815 W. Market St.: $40, Nov. 24-Jan. 6, Thu.-Sun., 992-3056.
••A Little Peace Café — presents Holiday Gift Show, works by local artists, 1860 Mellwood Ave.: thru Nov. 28, Mellwood Arts Center Artists Reception Nov. 24, 11am-midnight, 238-7301.
Louisville Orchestra — performing classics for King Southern Bank Holiday Spectacular, w/ acting conductor Stuart Chafetz, Brown Theatre, 315 W. Broadway: $15, Nov. 25, 7pm, 584-7777.
••Love & Rage — Sarah Elizabeth & Ron Whitehead host a night of Appalachian Music & Alternative Thought Poetry, Nov. 24, 8pm, $7, Rudyard Kipling, 422 W Oak, 636-1311.
Louisville Antiques, Art & Collectibles Show & Sale — 200 antique dealers & juried KY artists showcasing, 3813 W. Hwy 146 in Buckner Ky.: Nov. 24-26, Fri. & Sat. at 10am-5pm, Sun. at 11am-4pm.
Full Moon Ghost Tours — tours of Old Louisville’s Victorian neighborhood: Dec. 5, every tour departs from the Visitors Center at 9pm, 218 W. Oak St., 637-2922.
Soapbox Sirens — free open forum for artistry/music/poetry/politics, third Thu., 8pm, Alternative 1032 Story Ave., 561-7613.
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.
Krantz Art Gallery — exhibiting mixed media paintings by Carolyn Whitman at Jefferson Community & Technical College, First & Chestnut Sts.: now thru Nov. 22, Mon.-Thu. at 8am-4pm, Fri. at 9am-noon, 213-2393.
••Gallery Janjobe — hosting trunk show of hand-dyed silk wearable art by Laverne Zabieski, will give presentation & then answer questions, Mellwood Center courtyard, 1860 Mellwood Ave.: Nov. 24, 2-9pm, 899-9293.
Big Bone Art Show — affordable holiday showcase, no art over $40, Nancy’s Bagel Grounds, 2101 Frankfort Ave.: Nov. 24, 6pm, www.thebigbone.org.
Bon Air Regional Library — displaying work of Pallette Club, 2816 Del Rio Place: thru Nov. 25, 574-1795.
Howard Steamboat Museum & Mansion — exhibiting “Fall Into Art” by Norman Kohlhepp, 1101 E. Market St. in Jeffersonville, thru Nov. 26, (812) 283-3728.
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.
Howard Steamboat Museum — presents Norman Kohlhepp exhibit “Fall into Art,” 1101 E. Market St. in Jefferson Ind.: thru Nov. 26, Tue.-Sat., 10am-4pm, Sun., 1-4pm, (812) 283-3728.
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.
Metro Arts — student pottery exhibition, 8360 Dixie Hwy.: thru Nov. 29, Mon.-Thu. at 10am-8pm, Fri. & Sat. at 10am-4pm, 937-2055.
••Butcher Block Gallery — new art gallery celebrating opening w/ group art show titled “New Kids on the Block,” 931 E. Main St., exhibit on display thru Nov. 30, 544-2043.
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.
Jennica’s — exhibit “Blue Highways” oil on canvas paintings by Richard Rink, 636 E. Market St.: thru Nov. 30, 587-8720.
Zephyr Gallery — presents show by Jenni Deamer & Liz Watkins, thru Nov. 30, 610 E. Market St. 585-5646.
UnderGround Art Space — presents “Masquerade” exhibit, thru Dec. 2, 1235 Bardstown Rd., 459-8005.
Brown Hotel — local artist Jeaneen Barnhart showing pieces from “Equine Passion” series for Gallery Showcase; Fourth St. & Broadway, thru Dec. 6, 583-1234.
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.
galerie hertz — exhibiting Tom Pfannerstill’s works “From the Street,” 711 S. Third St.: now thru Dec. 9, Wed.-Fri. at 11am-5pm, Sat. at 11am-3pm w/ appointment, 584-3547.
Bardstown Art Gallery — exhibiting oils, watercolors, & drawings by Jim Cantrell from past three decades, 214 W. Stephen Foster Ave.: thru Dec. 10, Tue.-Sat. at 10:30am-6pm, 348-6488.
Huff Gallery — presents “Adam Alli: Road to Exile” curated by Craig Bunting, Spalding University, thru Dec. 14, 853 S. Fourth St., 585-7122.
Jane Morgan Studio & Gallery — presents “Transitions: Works on Paper & Canvas” by E. Gregory Siler, 4838 Brownsboro Center: thru Dec. 20, 592-7835.
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, 10635 Watterson Trail, Jeffersontown, Ky., 261-8290.
“Pillows Talk” — exhibit about pillows, Gallery Hop opening, 624 W. Main St.: thru Dec. 23, gallery hours Tue. & Wed., 1-5pm, 584-7954.
Garner-Furnish Studio — presents “The Brown Paintings” by Joyce Garner, 642 E. Market St.: thru Dec. 23, Wed.-Sat., 12-5pm, 641-8086.
Carnegie Center for Art & History — exhibit “Ed Hamilton: The Making of a Man and a Monument,” thru Dec 30, 201 E. Spring St., New Albany, 812-944-7336.
Lionheart Gallery — exhibiting new abstract paintings by Eugene Thomas from “Belvedere,” Hyatt Regency, 313 S. Fourth St.: thru Dec. 31, 568-3030.
••Kaviar Forge & Gallery — exhibiting painter Rick Wilson’s new works, 1718 Frankfort Ave., thru Dec. 30, 561-0377.
Carnegie Center — announces new exhibit “Ed Hamilton: The Making of a Man and a Monument,” with guest curator Dr. Dario Covi, 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany Ind.: thru Dec. 30, Tue.-Sat., 10am-5:30pm, (812) 944-7336.
Artist’s Appreciation Show — by Deven 7 Studios Custom Picture Framing & Fine Art Restoration, 100 percent proceeds to 10 local artists showing, 825 S. Floyd St.: now thru Dec. 31 Tue.-Sat., 582-2333.
New Center for Contemporary Art — presents Melissa Dadourian, 742 E. Market St.: runs thru Jan. 23, 552-2994, www.new-center.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.
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 Subjects — local photographer seeks women who lost their mothers as children (age 20 or younger), 891-0434.
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.
••Squallis Puppeteers — presents “Little Horse’s Big Adventure,” show intended for children, at Shank Tank Theater, third floor of 414 Baxter Ave.: $3-$5, Nov. 24, 3pm, Nov. 25, 3 & 7pm, 540-4977.
As Yet Unnamed Theatre Company — presents “The Scarlet Pimpernel,” at KY Center in MeX Theater: $14, Nov. 24-25 at 8pm, Nov. 26 at 2:30pm, 584-7777 (tickets), 445-3203 (info).
Actors Theatre — presents “The Chosen,” an adaptation from Chaim Potok’s novel, thru Dec. 9, $20-$36; Fifth Third Bank’s “A Christmas Carol,” $17-$40, thru Dec. 23; and “A Tuna Christmas,” thru Jan. 4, $17-$40, 316 W. Main St., 584-1205.
••Clarksville Little Theater — presents “A Christmas Survival Guide,” $30-$40, thru Dec. 31, evening, 6pm, Sun. & Wed. matinee, 11:45am, 301 E. Montgomery Ave., Clarksville, (812) 253-6522.
WhoDunnit Murder Mystery Theater — presents “The Twelve Murders of Christmas,” at Masterson’s, 1830 S. Third St.: $39.95 includes meal, thru Jan. 6, 6:30pm, Sat. evenings, 426-7100.
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.
Show Biz Kids — holding auditions for “The Wizard of Oz” for ages 7-17, Nov. 27-28, 228-9028.
••Pigment Gallery — call for artists submit artwork for solo or group exhibits for 2007, open to Mellwood Arts tenants & non-tenants, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for Scripts — Specific Gravity Ensemble Theater Company requesting submission of 90 second plays for upcoming production “Elevator Plays: Ascend-Descend/Assent-Dissent” for Jan. 2007: deadline Dec. 15, email@example.com.
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.
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.
Borders — author Matthew Landrus signing his book “The Treasure of Leonardo Da Vinci,” 4600 Shelbyville Rd.: Nov. 22, 6pm, 893-0133.
••Carmichael’s — Brown University historian Deborah Cohen will discuss her new book “Household Gods: The British & Their Possessions,” Nov. 24, 6pm; Sena Jeter Naslund will read from her new book “Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette,” Nov. 28, 7pm; 2720 Frankfort Ave., 896-6950.
••Jewish Festival of the Book — authors presentations at Jewish Community Center, 3600 Dutchmans Ln.: $5, 7:30pm, Liel Leibovitz Nov. 28, Kay Gill Nov. 30, Ruth Ellenson Dec. 5, Rich Cohen Dec. 7; 459-0660.
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/.
••Kentucky Theater — presents Songwriters/Artist’s Open Stage/Mic, hosted by Mark “Big Poppa” Stampley, every third Thu., 7:30pm, 651 S. Fourth St., 472-2548.
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.