Issue January 13, 2009

A&E Listings

What's going on this week in theater, art, film and more

Please e-mail your submissions to listings@leoweekly.com. Deadline is WEDNESDAY at 4 p.m. Include a daytime phone number. Events published on a space-available basis.

 

Special Events

Carnevale fundraiserbenefit orchestrated by Kentucky Opera, features wine tastings, dinner, live and silent auctions, musical entertainment and dancing, 6 p.m.,  Jan. 17, $225, The Seelbach Hilton, 500 S Fourth St, 807-3463, kyopera.org.

MLK Jr. “I Have a Dream” Speech1963 speech shown in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, free with museum admission,  Jan. 17-Jan. 19, Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N Sixth St, 584-9254, www.alicenter.org.

23rd Annual Ecumenical MLK Tributefeaturing keynote speaker Minister Webster Oglesby, Lincoln Hills Praise Team and more, 3 p.m.,  Jan. 18, Lincoln Hills Christian Church, 1130 Dale Avenue N Ave, Corydon, Ind., (812) 732-4621.

2nd Annual Unity Breakfastpresented by The Steward’s Staff, in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.,  Jan. 19, $25, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 830 Phillips Ln, (877) 348-2424, www.stewardstaff.org.

Community-Wide Inauguration Celebrationtitled “We the People: From Hope to Change,” includes speakers and musicians, free, 7 p.m.,  Jan. 20, First Unitarian Church Louisville, 809 S Fourth St, 585-5110, www.firstulou.org.

Urban League “Inaugural Watch” Partywatch Inaugural activities on big screen, includes food, drinks, prizes and more, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.,  Jan. 20, $20, Louisville Urban League, 1535 W Broadway, 566-3392, www.lul.org.

Visual Arts

Art in the City” — exhibit showcases work from a variety of Mellwood Arts Center artists,  Jan. 14-Feb. 8, Louisville Free Public Library, 301 York St, 574-1611, www.lfpl.org.

Heroes and Villains” — new work by artists C.M. Laster and Grace Kelly Laster,  Jan. 14-Jan. 27, Pigment Gallery at Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave, 895-3650.

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness” — exhibit extended, American art from the Yale University Art Gallery,  Jan. 14-Jan. 18, Speed Art Museum, 2035 S Third St, 634-2700.

Lost Love” — new art by Cindy Hinant, featuring a series of black-and-white hearts,  Jan. 14-Feb. 15, The 930 Art Center, 930 Mary St, 635-2554, www.the930.org.

Marvin Finn: A Retrospectivepublic art exhibit of the work of Martin Finn, Jan. 14-Jan. 31, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W Main St, 589-0102, www.kentuckyarts.org.

PYRO @ Fivea showcase of fine art including fiber, painting, photography and more, Gallery at ATL,  Jan. 14-Jan. 25, Actors Theatre, 316 W Main St, 584-1205, www.actorstheatre.org.

Oil and Water” — features oil and watercolor paintings from Patricia Ritter and George McCracken,  Jan. 15-Feb. 24, Patio Gallery at JCC, 3400 Dutchmans Ln, 459-0660.

Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie” — features contemporary art quilts in national juried exhibit,  Jan. 16-March 7, Carnegie Center for Art & History, 201 E Spring St, (812) 944-7336, www.carnegiecenter.org.

Les Femmes Avant” — new paintings by Quincy Owens,  Jan. 16-Feb. 4, Tim Faulkner Gallery, 815 E Market St, 381-1314.

Playing with Fire” — a showcase of 10 resident artists,  Jan. 16-Jan. 31, Flame Run, 828 E Market St, 584-5353, www.flamerun.com.

Remembering the Forties” — featuring artifacts and memorabilia from 1940-49,  Jan. 16-March 25, Jeffersontown Historical Museum, 10635 Watterson Trl, 261-8290.

Varied Nature of Beauty and Art” — paintings by Kentucky artist Sallie Clay Lanham,  Jan. 16-Jan. 16, Gallery at The Brown, Fourth and Broadway, 583-1234, www.brownhotel.com.

Artist Julia Christensenfeatures her book “Big Box Reuse” and accompanying photographic exhibit,  Jan. 16-Jan. 30, The Green Building, 732 E Market St, www.thegreenbuilding.net/.

Artist Penny Sisto“Rude, Crude and Lewd” exhibit features more than 20 pieces of work that illustrates themes exposing social injustices of women, war and sexuality,  Jan. 16-Jan. 23, uzoMa Gallery, 1813 Frankfort Ave, 895-9805, www.uzoma.org.

Artists Stephanie Potter & James Southardexhibit of photography, drawings and prints,  Jan. 16-Feb. 14, Zephyr Gallery, 610 E Market St, 585-5646, www.zephyrgallery.com.

Art: Make It Your Business” workshop — KMAC presents one-day session to build skills and expand network,  Jan. 17, $50-$75, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W Main St, 589-0102, www.kentuckyarts.org.

Envisioning Peace” — mixed media by artist Jeanne Tessier,  Jan. 18-Feb. 15, Spalding University – Huff Gallery, 853 Library Ln, 585-7111, www.spalding.edu/.

 Performing Arts

Match Games” — Actors Theatre presents an evening of short plays about love, dating and marriage,  Jan. 14-Feb. 7, $23-$44, Actors Theatre of Louisville, 316 W Main St, www.actorstheatre.org.

Squabbles” — presented by Derby Dinner Playhouse, fast-paced comedy written by Marshall Karp, various times,  Jan. 14-Feb. 15, $32-$42, Derby Dinner Playhouse, 525 Marriott Dr, (812) 288-8281, www.derbydinner.com.

A Chorus Line” — CenterStage presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical,  Jan. 15-Feb. 1, $14-$18, Jewish Community Center of Louisville, 3600 Dutchmans Ln, 459-0660, www.jccoflouisville.org/.

My So-Called So-Called Life” — presented by Walden Theatre, based on characters from the ‘90s TV show, 7:30 p.m.,  Jan. 15-Jan. 24, $8-$15, Kentucky Center for the Arts, 501 W Main St, 584-7777, www.waldentheatre.org.

Pulp” — presented by Pandora Productions, a steamy, lusty send-up to 1950s pulp fiction, 7:30 p.m. (Sun. matinees at 2 p.m.),  Jan. 15-Jan. 18, $15-$17, The Henry Clay Building, 604 S Third St, 515-2489, www.PandoraProds.org.

Arthur Miller’s “All My Sons” — presented by Little Colonel Playhouse, 8 p.m. (2:30 p.m. Jan. 18 & 25),  Jan. 15-Jan. 25, $10-$12, Little Colonel Playhouse, 302 Mount Mercy Dr, 241-9906, www.littlecolonel.org.

Say It Out Loud” — an evening of dance by Contemporary Dance Louisville, 8 p.m., donations,  Jan. 16, Clifton Center, 2117 Payne St, 561-1003, www.contemporarydancelouisville.org.

Seussical the Musical” — presented by Clarksville Little Theatre, Jan. 15-17,  $12-$15, Clarksville Little Theatre, 301 E Montgomery Ave, (812) 283-6522, www.clarksvillelittletheatre.org.

 

Auditions/Contests

Call for PlayscriptsJuneteenth Legacy Theatre seeking scripts from KY writers for 10th Annual Juneteenth Jamboree of New Plays, June 5-20, for info e-mail juneteenthlegacy@aol.com,  deadline March 15.

Derby City Film Festivalaccepting submissions from local filmmakers for ongoing monthly film series at the Vernon Coffee Roaster, free, 454-7801 or derbycityfilmfest@yahoo.com.

Derby Dinner Playhouse  — auditions for African-American singers/dancers 18-35 years old, bring resume, 1 p.m.,  Jan. 16, Derby Dinner Playhouse, 525 Marriott Dr, (812) 288-8281, www.derbydinner.com.

As Yet Unnamed Theatre Co. — auditions for “Spoon River Anthology,” need people 18 and up, 2 p.m. (Jan. 18), 7 p.m. (Jan. 19),  Third Lutheran Church, 1864 Frankfort Ave, 896-6383.

Little Colonel Playhouseauditions for “Over the River and Through the Woods,” need people 18 and up, 7 p.m.,  Jan. 18-Jan. 19, Little Colonel Playhouse, 302 Mount Mercy Dr, 241-9906, www.littlecolonel.org.

 

Book

Author Bethany Griffinreads from her debut young adult novel, “Handcuffs,” 4 p.m.,  Jan. 18, Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Ave, 896-6950.

Reproductive Justice” — book reading and panel discussion featuring clinic escort Andy Radmacher, free, 6-8:30 p.m.,  Jan. 21, Ekstrom Library, Univeristy of Louisville (Belknap Campus), www.louisville.edu.

 

Film

Iranian Film Festivalpresented by UofL’s Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, “The Color of Paradise,” 2 p.m., free,  Jan. 18, Speed Art Museum, 2035 S Third St, 634-2700.

 

Music

Louisville OrchestraHilliard Lyons Classics series, debut of John Adams’ controversial “Grand Pianola Music” and more, 8 p.m.,  Jan. 16-Jan. 17, $25-$50, Brown Theater, 315 W Broadway, 562-0100, louisvilleorchestra.org.

Bourbon Baroque Jan. 17, 3 p.m., Ogle Center, New Albany.

 

Lectures

Panel Discussion on Mountaintop Removalpresented by Environmental Club at Saint Xavier High School, speakers include Tom Fitzgerald, Stephen George and more, 7 p.m., free,  Jan. 15, Saint Xavier High School, 1609 Poplar Level Rd, www.saintx.com.

“Junk or Jouett?   — Farmington Historic Plantation hosts fine art appraisal lecture, given by appraiser Christian Trabue, 10 a.m.,  Jan. 17, $15, Farmington Historical Plantation, 3033 Bardstown Rd, 452-9920, www.historichomes.org/farmington.