••InKY Reading Series — readings and music including poet Teneice Delgado, essayist Liz Nethery and singer/songwriter Teneia Sanders, Jan. 12, free, 7pm, Rudyard Kipling, 422 W. Oak St., 636-1311.
UofL Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. — two events with guest speakers Judge Toni Stringer and Glenda Dickerson, on Jan. 12 Stringer will discuss civil rights in the 21st century, 11:30am, Bingham Humanities Building, Rm 100, 852-0229; on Jan. 15 Dickerson will speak and African-American Theatre Program will perform, 1pm, Playhouse at Freedom Park between 2nd and 3rd St, 210-1252.
Sunday, January 14
Martin Luther King Jr. Concert — by Louisville Orchestra, featuring conductor Stuart Chafetz and soprano Laquita Mitchell, Jan. 14, 3pm, free, Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St., 574-5000.
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.
Kaviar Forge & Gallery — “Painting as Meditation” the work of Brian Millar, Jan. 11-Feb 24, Thu & Fri 1pm-6pm, Sat 12pm-4pm, 1718 Frankfort Ave., 561-0377.
••Jim Mahanes Studio & Gallery — watercolor paintings “Floral Delights” by Tomy Lee, weekends Jan. 12-28, Fri. 6-9pm, Sat. 1-6pm, Sun. 2-5pm, 1611 Story Ave., email@example.com.
Carnegie Center for Art and History — “Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie,” Jan. 12-March 8, Tue-Sat 10am-5:30pm, opening reception Jan. 12, 6-8pm, 201 E. Spring St., New Albany, 812-944-7336.
Underground Art Space — hosting Holiday Sale and show “Enlighten” by Underground Lights Up Louisville Tattoo Co., 1235 Bardstown Rd.: runs thru Jan. 13, 459-8005.
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft — presents two folk art exhibitions “Slow Time” and “Lebanon Junction.” Jan. 13-March 3, Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm, Sat. 11am-5pm, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102.
Carr+Waite Studios —showing “Geoff Carr: Photographs of Mexico” and Caroline Waite, mixed media assemblage exhibiting “Matchbox Series,” thru Jan 15; 221 S. Hancock St., 894-9974.
Oldham Co. History Center — Oldham County Barns, an exhibit by Ann Carter, Jan. 16-April 15, 106 N. Second Ave., LaGrange, Ky., 502-222-0826.
New Center for Contemporary Art — presents Melissa Dadourian, 742 E. Market St.: runs thru Jan. 23, 552-2994, www.new-center.org.
Red Tree Showcase — artists Dan Torpey, Carol Tait and Laura Faber display works, thru Jan. 31, 701 E. Market St., 582-2555.
Inspired Leap — Artist Richard Francis presents a retrospective collection, thru Jan. 31, Days Coffee, 1420 Bardstown Rd., 458-5036.
Morrison Gallery — “Nesting Instinct” by Dennis Shaffner, thru Jan. 31, 610 College St. Rd., Elizabethtown, Ky.
Buzz Worx — 12 geometric-abstract Quilt Paintings by Richard Francis, thru Jan. 31, 718 W. Main St, 583-4004.
Butcher Block Gallery — Joseph Lappie’s exhibition “As if They Never Left Us” will be on display, through Jan. 31, by appointment, 931 E Main St., 802-9993.
Cutting Corners — the works of Brent Michael take a look at Louisville’s street corners, thru Feb. 2, Brown Hotel Gallery, 335 W Broadway, 583-1234.
••Jacque Parsley Gallery and Studio — “Jacqued Up,” an exhibit of mixed media collages, through Feb. 3, 620 Baxter Ave., 396-5383.
The 930 — artist Ying Kit Chan and photographer Michael Wilson display their work, thru Feb. 5, 930 Mary St., 494-7042.
Pyro Gallery — “Heal Thyself” prints by Kate Sedgwick, thru Feb. 10, 624 W. Main St., 587-0106.
Zephyr Gallery — Sarah Lyon photography, thru Feb. 10, 610 E. Market St., 585-5646.
••Huff Gallery at Spalding University — “Jen Pellerin: Private/Public” sculpture exhibit, thru Feb. 11, 8am-10pm, 853 S 4th St., 585-7122.
Chapman Friedman Gallery — New Paintings by Tamar Kander and Patrick Adams, thru Feb. 17, 624 W. Main St., 584-7954.
Mary Anderson Center — Loftus House exhibit “Saving Face” by Kim Sandage (mixed media) and Blackburn Gallery exhibit â€¨”Briarpatch Fairy Tales” by Elizabeth Spotswood Alexander (carved wood), both thru Feb. 24, Mount St. Francis in Floyds â€¨Knobs, (812) 923-6942.
Paul Paletti Gallery — presenting “Art of Photogravure,” 713 E. Market St., thru Feb. 28, 589-9254.
Embroiderer’s Guild of America — presents “Verse-Atility,” an exhibition of verse in needlework, thru Feb. 28, 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri, 426 W. Jefferson St, 589-6956.
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.
Application for Art Fair — Ursuline Campus accepting applications for 2007 Art Fair, available online at www.ursulineslou.org/artfairjuryingforms.asp or 896-3999.
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.
••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 — looking for emerging, serious artists to exhibit at Mount St. Francis in Floyds Knobs, two small galleries, (812) 923-8602 or maryandersoncenter.org.
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, 624 W. Main St., 587-0106.
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 and tours, tour hot-glass and cold-glass studios, 10am-4pm, free, 828 Market St, 584-5353.
Glassworks — offers classes, 992-3016.
••Actors Theatre — presents “10 in 10,” an emerging artist show by Acting Apprentice Company, free, Jan. 10, 10pm, 584-1205.
Stage One — presents viewing of staged reading of “Misfit Christmas,” loosely based on “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” Jan. 10, 7pm, free, MeX Theater at Kentucky Center, 562-0161.
Clarksville Little Theatre — presents a musical production “Oliver” based on Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist,” Jan. 12-14, & Jan. 18-20, Fri. & Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2pm, 301 E Montgomery Ave, Clarksville, 812-283-6522.
Improvapalooza 7 — 2 nights of improv in the round featuring True Fiction Magazine & Louisville Improvisors, Jan. 12-13, 8pm, $12 & $15, MeX Theatre at Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St., 584-7777.
••Kentucky Center — “Elmo’s Coloring Book” a rainbow of “Sesame Street” Live friends, Jan. 12 7pm, Jan. 13 10:30am & 2pm, Jan. 14 1pm & 4:30pm, $15, $17, $21, 501 W Main St., 584-7777.
PNC Bank Broadway Across America — Roundabout Theatre Company presents “Twelve Angry Men,” a searing courtroom drama, thru Jan 14, Palace Theatre, 625 S 4th St, 361-3100.
••Actors Theatre — presents “Mary’s Wedding,” a sweeping love story by Stephen Massicotte, thru Feb. 3, $20-$36, 3rd & Main St., 584-1205.
Derby Dinner Playhouse — presents “Divorce Southern Style,” thru Feb. 18, 525 Marriott Dr., Clarksville, 812-288-8281.
••Voices of Kentuckiana — holding registration for new singers, Jan. 14, 3-5pm, Central Presbyterian Church, 4th and Kentucky St, 583-1013.
Heidi’s HOWsE Party — auditions held last Mon. of month, 415-3643 or www.howseparty.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.
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.
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.
••Women’s Film Festival — weekly showings thru January, featuring “Osama” Jan. 11; “It Was a Wonderful Life” Jan. 18; and “Born Into Brothels” Jan. 25, 6pm, free, Ursuline Motherhouse Library, 3115 Lexington Rd., 212-1750.
••Borders Books — author Duane Campbell signs his book “Inner Strength Defies the Skeptic,” Jan. 13, 2pm, 2520 Hurstbourne Ln., 495-6640.
Barnes & Noble — “Wisdom of the Ages in Modern Words,” a group reads timely works expressing timeless ideals, Jan. 13, 11:30am, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy, 426-0255.
Women Who Write — welcomes women writers, meets first Thu. of month, Highland-Shelby Park Library, Mid-City Mall, 6:30-8:30pm, 451-7941 or www.womenwhowrite.com.
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 Tues. 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 Orchestra — presents Hilliard Lyons Classics: Beethoven, with guest conductor Daniel Hege, Jan. 13, 8pm, $15-$60, Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St., 584-7777.
••Laquita Mitchell — Soprano who was a 2004 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Grand Prize Winner, Jan 14, 3pm, free, Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St, 584-7777.
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.