Arts & Entertainment Listings

Special Events

Drag Benefit Show — “Country Queen” to benefit the House of Ruth, March 17, 9pm, $10, The Alternative, 1032 Story Ave, 561-7613.

Muhammad Ali Center — presents “Rumble Replay” fundraiser with Ali’s trainer Angelo Dundee, March 18, 11am, $500-$1,000, 144 N 6th St, 992-5334.

••Comedy Caravan Fundraiser — in conjunction with Comprehensive Care MS Center to raise money for the aqua aerobic program at Baptist East Milestone Wellness Center, March 21, $25-$35, 1250 Bardstown Rd., 569-4183 ext 14.

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.

Visual Arts

Carnegie Center for Art & History — presents exhibit “Ohio Valley Clay: Function and Form,” March 14-April 27, reception March 15, 6-9pm, New Albany, 201 E. Spring St., IN, (812) 944-7336.

Scout — presents “Pared Together” by Teresa Bartenstein, March 15, 5-7pm, 801 E Market St., 584-8989.

Kaviar Forge & Gallery — hosting “Living On Clay & Louisville Soil,” corresponds to NCECA Conference, thru March 31, reception March 15, 5-8pm, 1718 Frankfort Ave., 561-0377.

••Arts on the Green — juried fine arts & crafts show calling for entries, scheduled for June 2-3 in La Grange, submit applications by March 15, space limited to 120 artists, 243-9879, www.oldhamcountyarts.org.

Krantz Gallery — displaying ceramic exhibition “The Firm: Inspiration & Evolution” in conjunction w/ NCECA conference, now thru March 30, reception March 15, 6-8pm, in VTI 115 at JCTC, First & Chestnut, 213-2117.

Huff Gallery — hosts “Stardust Memories: Fifty Years at IU Bloomington,” showcases 20 active ceramic artists who have taught at IU Bloomington, thru March 25, reception March 15, 6:30-8:30pm, Spalding University, 853 S. Fourth St., 585-7122.

Gallery at the Brown Hotel — in conjunction with galerie hertz, presents the works of Goeffrey Pagen, know for his ceramic wall sculptures, thru March 16, 335 W Broadway, 583-1234.

Glassworks — hosting four NCECA Exhibitions called “Serving the U.S.: Master Kiln Builders Invitational,” thru March 16, 815 W. Market St., 584-4510.

••Ballard High School Art Show Benefit — to benefit the Ballard H.S. football team, March 17, 10am-4pm, 6000 Brownsboro Rd, 899-3222.

Underground Art Space — exhibiting “A Collection of Clay Works” by Suzanne Edds, thru March 31, reception March 17, 7-9pm, inside Louisville Tattoo Company, 1235 Bardstown Rd.

Webster University hosting two NCECA shows in Visual Arts Center, “At Home & Away: Intimate Portraits” by Amy Sanders & Alyssa Wood & “Out of My Mind” by Mitch Lyons, thru March 17, 1031 Zorn Ave., 896-1835.

KY Museum of Art & Craft — presents “The Best of KY Clay & Euro-o-Centric Works,” sponsored by YUM! Brands, thru March 17, 715 W. Main St., 589-0155.

Deven 7 Studios — presents “Winter Works” by Mike Sebastian, a collection of industrial geometrics and portraits, thru March 24, 825 S. Floyd St., 582-2333.

Speed Art Museum — exhibiting photographs by landscape photographer Michael Kenna, now thru March 25, 2035 S. Third St., 634-2700.

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., seddsart@yahoo.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.

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.

Oldham Co. History Center — Oldham County Barns, an exhibit by Ann Carter, 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.

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.

Performing Arts

Trinity High School — Dept. of Theatre Arts presents “Kiss Me, Kate,” $5-$7, March 14-17, 7:30pm, March 18, 2pm, in auditorium, 115 N. Sherrin Ave., 736-2177.

••Little Colonel Players — present “Crimes of the Heart,” March 15-17, 23-24, 8pm, $12, Mt. Mercy Dr., Pewee Valley, 588-1557.

Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble — presents Moliere’s “Don Juan,” March 15-17, 23-24, 30-31, 7:30pm, $8-$20, Rudyard Kipling, 422 W. Oak St., 636-1311.

Jewish Community Center — presents “Guys and Dolls,” March 15-April 1, Multiple Times and Dates, $18, 3600 Dutchmans Ln., 459-0660.

••Anchorage Theatre — Mummers & Minstrels Inc. presents “Big: The Musical,” March 16-17, 23-24, 8pm, March 18, 25, 2pm, $12, 11400 Ridge Rd, 241-6575.

Stage One — & D.D. Williamson present “Miss Nelson Has a Field Day,” $13.50-$20.50, March 17, 2pm, in Bomhard Theater at KY Center, 584-7777.

Derby Dinner Playhouse — presents “Beehive,” featuring music from popular girl groups of the ’60s, thru April 1; also “Jack and the Beanstalk,” thru March 24, multiple times and costs, 525 Marriot Dr, Clarksville, 812-288-8281.

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.

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.

Auditions/Contests

••Music Theatre Louisville — auditions for 2007 season, including “Hello, Dolly,” “42nd Street,” “Oliver,” need all ages, March 16-18, 589-4060 or www.musictheatrelouisville.com.

Fred Wiche Awards — seeking nominations for those who continue Fred’s legacy of promoting beautification and environmental consciousness, deadline March 16, 574-5000 or www.brightsideinc.org.

IUS Theatre Dept. — auditions for theater scholarships, March 17, 10am-noon and 2-5pm, Rm 069, Paul W Ogle Center, 4201 Grant Line Rd, 941-2655.

••Little Colonel Playhouse — auditions for “Nunsense,” women needed, March 18-19, 7pm, 321-8024.

IUS Music Dept. — offers music scholarship to incoming & current IUS students, March 17, 9:30am-3:30pm, Ogle Center, 4201 Grant Line Rd., (812) 941-2655, www.ius.edu/music.

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.

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, www.junkabilly@juno.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.

Book

••Agatha Christie Trivia Night — test your knowledge of Christie novels, March 15, 7pm, Barnes & Noble, 4100 Summit Plaza, 327-0410.

Barnes and Noble — meet bestselling authors Byron Katie and Stephen Mitchell as they sign their newest book “ A Thousand Names for Joy,” March 16, 3pm, 4100 Summit Plaza Dr, 327-0410.

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/.

Film

International Film Festival — presented by IUS Dept. of Modern Languages, eighth annual, March 15-18, free, IUS, 812-941-2232.

••Louisville Slugger Museum — presents a showing of the Irish baseball documentary “The Emerald Diamond,” March 18, 3pm, free, 800 W. Main St., 588-7228.

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.

Music

Louisville Orchestra — presents Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, regarded as one of the greatest violinists in the world, March 15, 10:30am, March 16, 8pm, $15-$60, Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St, 584-7777.

U of L School of Music — Dance Academy lecture and demonstration, March 16, 7pm; Preparatory Dept. Recital, March 17, 1pm; Chamber Music Society presents Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, March 18, 3pm; Faculty Woodwind Quintet, March 19, 8pm; piano recital by Jihye Chang, March 20, 8pm, all at Comstock Hall, Belknap Campus, 852-4137.

••Kentucky Center — presents Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra w/ Wynton Marsalis, March 18, 7pm, $29-$55, 501 W Main St, 584-7777.

Concert for Contemplation — Harry Pickens will perform, March 18, 7:30pm, James Lees Presbyterian Church, 1741 Frankfort Ave, 896-0172.

••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.

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.