••Women Writing for (a) Change — students of spring semester to read original pieces of writing, free, March 29, 7-8pm, above Snelling Chiropractic off Hurstbourne Ln., 9700 Park Plaza Ave., 429-6099.
Shawnee/Mackin Boys & Girls Club — hosting a photography display and contest, thru March 30, Shawnee Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library, 3912 W Broadway, 299-0794.
School of Fools — aquatic-themed fundraiser presented by Squallis Puppeteers, featuring food from local restaurants, open bar by Brown-Forman & silent art auction, $12-$25, March 31, 7-11pm, Shark Tank Theater, 414 Baxter Ave., 540-4977.
••Sleeping Beauty Slumber Party — fundraiser for Louisville Ballet, invites girls & women, $50 (girls 10-17), $75 (mother age 18+ & daughter), March 31, 8:30pm-1am, Louisville Ballet Studio, 315 E. Main St., 583-3150.
Gerald Ford Papers — on display in Berheim Gallery at Main Library, free, thru March 31, 527 W. Jefferson St., 574-1845.
Bluegrass Jam Cruise — the International Bluegrass Music Museum partners with Carnival Cruise Lines, May 28-June 2, 1-888-448-4224 or visit www.jammingcruise.com.
Collaboratory — evening of live music, poetry, graphic arts, collaborative and spontaneous multi-media jams, free, all ages, last Sat./month, 7:30pm, James Lees Presbyterian Church, 1741 Frankfort Ave., 896-0172.
Krantz Gallery — displaying ceramic exhibit “The Firm: Inspiration & Evolution” in conjunction w/ NCECA conference, thru March 30, in VTI 115 at JCTC, First & Chestnut, 213-2117.
••Kaviar Forge & Gallery — hosting “Living On Clay & Louisville Soil,” corresponds to NCECA Conference, thru March 31, 1718 Frankfort Ave., 561-0377.
Atomic Saucer — presents “Nightshades: Existing Light Photography of Germantown/Paristown” by C. Read, thru March 31; also, art by Casey Matthew McKinney, thru April 1, 1000 E. Oak St., 637-5399.
Pyro Gallery — exhibitions of work by five artists to be shown thru March 31, Thu-Sat 11am-6pm, 624 W. Main St., 587-0106.
Buzzworx Coffee — “Awaken: A Collection of Clay Works” by Suzanne Edds, thru March 31, 718 W Main St., email@example.com.
••Muhammad Ali Center — presents “Surviving Darfur,” a photo essay on loan from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, March 31, 9:30am-5pm, 144 N. Sixth St., 584-9254.
Zephyr Gallery — exhibiting works of artists Stephanie Potter & JP Begley, thru April 1, 610 E. Market St., 545-1412.
Presents Gallery — presents “Millennium Stell Werks” metal sculpture by Ben Bridwell, thru April 1, 1608A Bardstown Rd., 456-3434.
The 930 — exhibiting photography by James R. Southard called “One Step Back,” thru April 1, 930 Mary St., www.the930.org.
B. Deemer Gallery — presents “Summer Passage,” paintings by Ellen Glasgow, thru April 4, 2650 Frankfort Ave., 896-6687.
••Butcher Block Gallery — displaying exhibit titled “Kentucky Eye & Ear Kontrol IV,” featuring 24+ artists in variety of mediums, thru April 6, 931 E. Main St., 544-2043.
Oldham Co. History Center — presents “Barns of Oldham County,” works collected by Glenn Yost, thru April 15, 106 N. Second Ave., LaGrange, Ky., 502-222-0826.
Patio Gallery — presents paintings by Kentucky Watercolor Society, thru April 16, Jewish Community Center, 3600 Dutchmans Ln, 238-2753.
Flame Run — exhibiting 20 artists including Che Rhodes in conjunction to upcoming NCECA w/ show “Ten Years Out – 1996-2006: Ceramic & Glass Alumni, Tyler School of Art,” thru April 20, 828 E. Market St., 584-5353.
Speed Art Museum — presents “Building Books: The Art of David Macaulay,” $4-$8, thru May 13, 2035 S. Third St., 634-2700.
21C Museum — “New Acquisitions and Highlights,” ongoing daily, 700 W. Main St., 217-6300.
Gallery 10 Seventy — presents local artists showing eclectic mix of work, ongoing, Mellwood A&E Center, 891-1565.
Brown Williamson Tower, Middleton Reulinger firm — photographer/attorney Donald 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.
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 — opening for one serious artist in 3D or fiber, 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 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.
••Access to the Arts Inc.— an arts and disability advocacy organization, making arts accessible to people with disabilities, www.accesstothearts.org.
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.
••Pleasure Ridge Park High School — presents “Into the Woods,” March 29-31, 7:30pm, $5-$7, high school campus.
St. Agnes School — presents “Aladdin Jr.,” by students in grades 5-8, $2-$5, March 29, 7pm, March 30, Fish Fry at 5pm in Parish Center, show at 7:30pm, at Gymnasium, 1800 Newburg Rd., 458-2850.
Necessary Theatre — presents “Sailor’s Song,” $12-$15, March 29-31, at MeX Theatre in KY Center, 584-7777.
Rudyard Kipling — Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble presents Moliere’s “Don Juan,” March 30-31, 7:30pm, $8-$20, 422 W. Oak St., 636-1311.
••WhoDunnit Murder Mystery Theater — presents latest MacCrimmon Mystery “Murder by Quarry: The Case of the Murderous Masterpiece,” $39.95 includes meal, thru March 31, Saturdays at 6:30pm, Masterson’s, 1830 S. Third St., 426-7100.
Derby Dinner Playhouse — presents “Beehive,” featuring music from popular girl groups of the ’60s, thru April 1, various times and costs, 525 Marriot Dr, Clarksville, 812-288-8281.
Jewish Community Center — presents “Guys and Dolls,” thru April 1, Multiple Times and Dates, $18, 3600 Dutchmans Ln., 459-0660.
Humana Festival — 31st annual festival opens with two full-length plays, “The Unseen” by Craig Wright (thru April 1) and “Dark Play or Stories for Boys” by Carlos Murillo’s (thru March 31), Actors Theatre, 316 W. Main St., 584-1265.
Mary Anderson Center — offering five-night Writing Fellowship, includes $100 stipend, deadline March 30, (812) 923-8602.
••4th Annual Louisville Playwrights Festival — now accepting submissions, all plays must be 10-15 min. in length, deadline March 30, submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org or 345-3581.
Lynne Heyman Talent Agency — interviews/auditions for actors/singers/dancers/models to be held during Cine-Fest, March 31, noon-6pm, Hartford Building at JCC, 1st and Broadway, www.cine-fest.com.
Miss Kentucky — looking for contestants to compete in beauty pageant for KY residents of Hispanic origin, between ages 14-27, must be single, never married & w/out kids, deadline April 1, (646) 924-6106.
Theatre of Innocence — has serious role for white man w/ fine voice & distinguished appearance, April 1, 1:45pm, Chapel of St. Philip Neri, Woodbine & Floyd Sts., 644-8741.
••Cultivate Beauty Film Festival — call for film entries on cultivating beauty, to be shown on April 28, deadline April 14, The 930 Art Center, 930 Mary St., www.the930.org/cultivatebeauty.
Scholarship Opportunity — offered by Business & Professional Women of New Albany for resident students in Floyd, Clark & Harrison counties in two-year technical or associate program, four year degree or graduate program, in good academic standing, full-time undergraduates & half-time graduate students, deadline April 15, (812) 246-9573.
DeerPark Neighborhood — sponsoring competition to design & build metal bike rack to honor recipient Gil Norris of annual Neighborhood Appreciation Award, should hold at least six bikes, $1,000 to winner, submissions due April 15, 459-8708.
Actors Theatre — calling for art proposals for its April event called “The Late Night Seating,” April 27, 10:30pm, aims to create place to showcase artists & ignite conversation, 316 W. Main St., www.actorstheatre.org.
Women Who Write — accepting entries for 11th annual Poetry & Short Prose Contest, deadline April 30, cash prizes, 451-7941 or www.womenwhowrite.com.
Louisville Jazz Society — offering two tuition scholarships for Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops held at UofL July 1-6 & 8-12, deadline May 25, former winners ineligible, 741-7272 or www.louisvillejazz.org.
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Missionary — auditions seeking actors interested in summer missionaries in Eastern Europe focused on drama and English as a second language, 939-1284.
Mellwood Arts Center — looking for street performers/acoustical music acts to perform throughout complex, 895-3650.
Heidi’s HOWsE Party — auditions held last Mon. of month, 415-3643 or www.howseparty.com.
Pigment Gallery — call for artists submit artwork for solo or group exhibits for 2007, open to Mellwood Arts tenants & non-tenants, email@example.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.
••Carmichael’s Bookstore — presents Louisville native Elizabeth Hickey to read/sign from book “The Wayward Muse,” March 29, 7pm; also freelance writer/former C-J reporter Beverly Bartlett will read/sign from “Cover Girl Confidential,” March 31, 4pm; also author Mary Helene Rosenbaum to read/sign “A Seal Upon the Heart,” story of the prophet Jeremiah, April 1, 3pm; all events free, 2720 Frankfort Ave., 896-6950.
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.
Creative fiction writing group — Wed., 7-9pm, Old Louisville Coffee House, Fourth and Hill sts., 451-5737.
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/.
Darfur Documentaries — “A Journey to Darfur” and “Escape from Darfur,” both 30 minutes, March 28, noon, Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N Sixth St., 584-9254.
••Cine-Fest Motion Picture Expo — featuring films “Dreammaker” and “Dead & Nowhere,” competitions, seminars/workshops and short-film screenings, March 30-April 1, 7-11pm (Fri.), 1-11pm (Sat.), 1-5pm (Sun.), $5/day, $10/weekend pass, Jefferson Comm. & Tech. College, First & Broadway, 213-2471 or www.cine-fest.com.
Metro United Way — accepting applications for 2007 Karen Gallagher Kennedy Film Festival, theme is “What does it take to build the most vital, caring community in the nation?” aimed for high school students, entries due March 31, 334 E. Broadway, 261-9100, www.metrounitedway.org.
UofL School of Music — University New Music Ensemble will perform works by 20th-21st century composers, March 29, 8pm; University New Music Ensemble, free, March 30, 7:30pm, Christ Church Cathedral, 421 S. Second St.; Gist Piano Competition Winners Recital Series present Sa Chen, April 1, 3pm; Macauley Chamber Music Competition Winners Recital, April 1, 7:30pm; Masterclass: Sa Chen, piano, April 2, 3pm; 852-4137.
••Lenten Concert — meditative music by Randy Mark Miles, Thu. evening series runs thru March 29, Central Christian Church, 1315 E. Spring St. in New Albany, (812) 944-1736.
IUS Music Dept. — presents performance by Kentucky Center Chamber Players, April 1, 3pm, $1-$10, Paul W. Ogle Center, IUS, 4201 Grant Line Rd, New Albany, 812-941-2655.
Locust Grove — presents a Chamber Music Series Event featuring keyboard specialist Joan Parsley, April 1, 5pm, $15, reservations required, 561 Blankenbaker Rd, 897-9845.
••Jefferson Community College — presents lecture/concert on bluegrass, country, swing, Celtic & Texas-style fiddle music by musician Casey Willis, April 2, 5:45pm, free, Southwest Campus, 1000 Community College Dr., 213-5333.
Music fellowship — at Mary Anderson Center, includes a stipend, www.maryandersoncenter.org or (812) 923-8602.
MERF — Musicians Emergency Resource Foundation needs volunteers, 244-4790.