Derby Hats — by Polly Singer, bring your own hat: $40 (members), $45 (non), provided hat: $65 (members), $70 (non); April 14, noon-3pm, KY Museum of Art & Craft, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102.
••2007 Spring Into Derby Style Show — hosted by the Home Builders Association of S. Indiana, April 14, 6pm, Caesars Indiana, 10999 Ave of the Emperors, Elizabeth, Ind., 812-299-6299.
Derby City Roller Girls — hosting a fundraiser for their first match with arm wrestling, full contact musical chairs, and DJ Jason Clark, April 13, 10pm, Monkey Wrench 1025 Barret Ave, 553-1736.
••IU Southeast — hosting North American Brass Band Association’s 25th Annual Championships; Soloists & Ensembles, $15, April 13, 10am-5pm; Brass Bands, $20, April 14, 8am-6pm; Ogle Center at IUS; 4201 Grant Line Rd. in New Albany, (812) 941-2526; Gala Concert, $15, April 14, 7pm, Brown Theater, 315 W. Broadway, 562-0100.
Earth Day Celebration — featuring magic show, give away of two Schwinn bikes, live animal show & music, free, April 14, 10am-4pm, Falls of the Ohio, 201 W. Riverside Dr. in Clarksville, (812) 280-8689.
Pulp Funktion — Tarantino-themed extravaganza featuring live music by four DJs, costume contest, Jack Rabbit Slims Twist dance contest, artwork by Lebowski Fest poster designer Bill Green, Tarantino movies & soundtracks, April 14, 10pm-3am, Glassworks, 815 W. Market St., 992-3267.
Carnevale — black-tie event hosted by KY Opera, featuring wine tasting, meal by Chef Gil Logan, silent & live auctions, music by Angela Gilbert & KY Opera Young Artists, reservations req., April 14, 6pm, Triple Crown Rm. of Churchill Downs, 584-4500.
••Swan Songs — benefit for Breast Cancer Research Foundation & Tracee Swan, featuring bands on three stages, $10 (21+), $5 (under), April 15, 1pm, O’Malley’s Corner, 133 W. Liberty St., 428-1280.
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.
Deven 7 Studios — presents Plein Art Paintings by Dan DeYoung, reception April 12, 6-10pm, thru June 23, 825 S. Floyd St. on 2nd floor, 582-2333.
••Jewelry Show — by the Sisterhood of the Flame Jewelry, group of seven women showcasing unique & handmade jewelry, April 14, 10am-5pm, Best Western, 4805 Brownsboro Rd., 458-2881.
Clifton Center — presents “Bead of Glass” artists show & sale, April 15, 1-5pm, 2117 Payne St., 896-8480.
••Oldham Co. History Center — presents “Barns of Oldham County,” works collected by Glenn Yost, thru April 15, 106 N. Second Ave., La Grange, Ky., 502-222-0826.
Patio Gallery — presents paintings by Kentucky Watercolor Society, thru April 16, Jewish Community Center, 3600 Dutchmans Ln, 238-2753.
••IU Southeast — presents annual graduating BFA exhibition “6 at 73,” reception April 19, 5-7pm, runs thru April 19, Barr Gallery in Ogle Center, 4201 Grant Line Rd. in New Albany, (812) 941-2407.
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.
Pigment Gallery — presents paintings of Rachel Salansky, thru April 24, Mellwood Arts Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 895-3650.
UofL — presents photo exhibit “Silent Witness,” portraits & stories of 14 women who were raped or sexually abused, to highlight awareness of domestic violence, thru April 27, in Ekstrom Library on Belknap Campus, 852-4479.
Metro Deli — presents “Now is the Time,” paintings by Richard Francis, curated by Chez Moi Art Gallery, thru July 4, reception May 4, 6-9pm, 400 W. Market St., 561-6206.
Chez Moi Gallery — presents exhibit of paintings “Now Is the Time” by Richard Francis, reception May 4, 6-9pm, runs thru July 4, at Metro Deli, 400 W. Market St., 561-6206.
Pyro Gallery — presents “Between the Lines, a Look at the Negative,” paintings by Corie Neumayer, thru May 5, 624 W. Main St., 587-0106.
Bernheim Gallery — presents “New Artists of China,” free, thru May 11, Main Library, 301 York St., 574-1845.
galerie hertz — presents “Albertus Gorman: New Sculpture from Falls of the Ohio,” thru May 12, 711 S. Third St., 584-3547.
Speed Art Museum — presents “Building Books: The Art of David Macaulay,” $4-$8, thru May 13, 2035 S. Third St., 634-2700.
Zephyr Gallery — exhibit of paintings, photography and more from Kenneth Hayden and Patrick Donley, thru May 14, 610 E Market St., 585-5646.
Gayle Cerlan and Jacque Parsley Gallery — presents “SisterArtists” majolica ceramics by Cerlan and collage/assemblages by Parsley, thru May 30, 620 Baxter Ave., 396-5383.
KY Museum of Art & Craft — presents “Clay National” & “The Best of Kentucky Clay,” thru June 23, 715 W. Main St., 589-0155.
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.
••Silver Creek High School — presents “Romeo & Rosaline,” $6-$10, April 12-14, 7:30pm, April 15, 2:30pm, 503 N. Indiana Ave., Sellersburg, (812) 246-7440.
Young Hearts Theatre — presents “Of Trains ’N’ Things (A Visit to the Past): A Musical Comedy,” free, April 12 & 14-15, 2pm, April 13, 7pm, Ursuline Academy, 3105 Lexington Rd., 897-9668.
••Pandora Productions — presents “Looking For Normal,” $13-$15, April 12-14, 19 & 20, 8pm, April 14 & 22, 2pm, April 15, 18 & 22, 7pm, MeX Theater in KY Center, 584-7777, www.pandoraprods.org.
Louisville Ballet — presents “Sleeping Beauty,” $10-$76, April 13, 8pm, April 14, 2 & 8pm, Whitney Hall at KY Center, 584-7777.
Rose Island Playhouse — presents “A Bad Year for Tomatoes,” $7 (members), $8 (non), April 13 & 14, 7pm, April 15, 2pm, Charlestown Arts & Enrichment Center, 999 Water St., (812) 289-1329.
••Culbertson Mansion — presents 1889 Murder Mystery Event w/ “Derby Party” theme fundraiser, includes refreshments, wear Derby Hat, $12 (person), $18 (couple), April 13 & 14, 7pm, 914 E. Main St. in New Albany, (812) 944-9600.
Stage One — presents “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” $13.50 (kids), $20.50 (adults), April 14, 2pm, Bomhard Theater at KY Center, 584-7777.
Bearno’s by the Bridge — hosts improv fundraiser show by The Indicators, proceeds go to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, $3, April 15, 8pm, corner of Main 7 Second Sts., (423) 943-8150, www.indicatorsimprov.com.
Derby Dinner Playhouse — presents “Oklahoma!,” thru May 20, multiple times and dates, 812-288-8281 or www.derbydinner.com.
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.
••Wayward Actors Company — holding auditions for “Twilight of the Golds,” need three men, two women, ages 25-55, bring photos & resumes, cold readings from script, April 15-16 & 22-23, 7pm, Conrad-Caldwell House Museum, 1402 St. James Ct., 637-7110.
••Louisville Zoo — running contest to name the Zoo Babies, one female pygmy hippo, one male & two female maned wolf pups, one female bongo antelope, deadline April 15, 5pm, www.louisvillezoo.org.
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.
Hopscotch House — accepting applications for KY Foundations for Women’s 2007 Summer Residency Program, max. of 15 feminists artists will be selected in one week residency on July 9-15 or July 23-29, or two week residency on July 23-Aug. 5, deadline April 30, 228-4875, http://kfw.org/hophouse.html.
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.
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.
••Filson Roundtable Book Discussion — on Fergus Bordewich’s “Bound for Canaan: Epic Story of the Underground Railroad,” free, April 11, 3:30pm, 1310 S. Third St., 635-5083.
Carmichael’s — presents Sister P.J. Manion of Sisters of Loretto to talk about book “Venture into the Unknown: Loretto in China 1923-1998,” April 12, 7pm; talk & book signing w/ author Mary Helene Rosembaum on book “A Seal Upon the Heart,” April 15, 3pm; 2720 Frankfort Ave., 896-6950.
••Green River Writers — sponsor poet Richard Beban to read from work “Young Girl Eating Bird,” April 13; Solo, 5pm, Carmichael’s, 2720 Frankfort Ave., 896-6950; w/ poets Eleanor Lerman & Maurice Manning for Inky Reading Series, 8pm, Rudyard Kipling, 422 W. Oak St.; www.inkyreadingseries.com.
Barnes & Noble — hosts three events on April 14; mystery author Kit Erhman to discuss & sign “Triple Cross,” 12:30pm; Carl Yates of Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office to explain jurisdictions & interrogating, 1:30pm; local author James Bilodeau will discuss & sign book “Free Kentucky: Free Things to See & Do in the Bluegrass State,” 3pm; 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.
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/.
••Salvation Army USA Southern Territorial Brass Band — plays two concerts in Louisville, April 12, 7:30pm, The Spectrum, 911 S Brook St, April 15, 11am, Harvey Brown Presbyterian Church, 311 Browns Ln, 671-4917.
Ragged Edge Community Theatre — presents James C. Claypool for lecture & demonstration titled “Kentucky Blue: The Story of Bluegrass Music,” April 12, 6:30pm, 111 S. Main St. in Harrodsburg, Ky., (859) 734-2389.
KY Center & Fifth Third Bank World Rhythms — present Arabic music master Simon Shaheen & his all-star band Qantara, $23.50, April 12, 8pm, Bomhard Theater, 584-7777.
InKY — presents poetry with music, April 13, 7pm, Rudyard Kipling, 422 W. Oak St., 500-5835.
••Voices of Kentuckiana — present chorus’ annual spring concert “Stomp Your Foot: A Celebration of American Composers,” $10-$15, April 13 & 14, 8pm, Clifton Center, 2117 Payne St., 583-1013.
IUS Concert Choir — performs Bach and Beethoven, April 15, 3pm, $5 & $7, Ogle Center IUS, 4201 Grant Line, Rd, 361-3100.
Jazz Factory & UofL Opera Theatre — present “I Get a Kick Out of Cole: A Cole Porter Review,” $10-$15, April 15, 3 & 6pm, 815 W. Market St., 852-6907.
Louisville Bach Society — presents Mendelssohn’s “Elijah,” $7-$15, April 15, 3pm, St. John United Church of Christ, 637 E. Market St., 585-BACH.
••Episcopal Church of Advent — presents fiddler & folk singer Lissa Schneckenburger, April 16, 8pm, at Contradance, 901 Baxter Ave., www.louisvillecontradancers.org.
Show Up and Go Up — Open Stage Thursdays, hosted by Heidi Howe, open to local musicians, free, 8pm, Losers Bar at O’Malley’s Corner, 117 W. Jefferson St., 415-3643.
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.