Arts & Entertainment
Special EventsPortland Museum presents Michael W. Farmer’s “Inside Out” exhibit, Feb. 23-April 28, opening reception Feb. 23, 5:30pm, 2308 Portland Ave., 776-7678.••African American Heritage Foundation presents “One More River to Cross,” silent auction and benefit, Feb. 24, 5:30-7pm, $25, Kentucky Center, 200 S. Fifth St., 583-4100.Mardi Gras Louisville fund-raising benefit parade and parties, Feb. 24, 6-9pm, Frankfort Avenue, 9-11pm Mellwood Arts Center, www.mardigraslouisville.com.Ball For All, a non-profit that empowers rural African youth, presents annual benefit, a sale of authentic African beads, Feb. 25, 10am-3pm, 1313 Bardstown Rd., 609-7409 or www.ballforall.org.Louisville Palace presents an evening with Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood, of ABC show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” Feb. 25, 8pm, $36-$50, 361-3100.••Friends School presents its 12th annual auction and dinner, Feb. 25, 6pm, Brown and Williamson Room, Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, 899-1822 or www.friends-school.info.Fifth Third Bank World Rhythms presents DanceBrazil, eclectic collection of artistic dancers, Feb. 25, 8pm, $23-$38, Brown Theatre, 315 W. Broadway, 584-7777 or www.kentuckycenter.org.Louisville Science Center presents “Earth Exhibit,” thru May 7, 727 W. Main St., 560-7159.Oldham County History Center presents “World’s Largest Whiskey Jug Collection,” thru May 15, 469 jugs from all over KY, exhibit features films on distilling and moonshining, Tue.-Sat. 10am-4pm, 106 N. Second Ave., La Grange, 222-0826.Louisville Central Area Inc. presents “Work Late Wednesdays,” happy hour drink and food discounts at downtown Louisville bars and restaurants, 5-7pm, www.worklatewednesdays.com.Visual ArtsKentucky Center Gallery presents B&W photography by Michael Sebastian, thru Feb. 22, 501 W. Main St., 562-0118.Jefferson Community College presents T.L. Macon painting exhibit, Feb. 22-March 24, Mon.-Thu. 8am-4pm, Fri 9am-noon, Krantz Art Gallery, VTI Building, 213-2393.Hite Art Institute at UofL presents “Alma Lesch: A Life in Fabric,” Feb. 23-March 26, Mon.-Fri. 9am-4:30pm, Sat. 10am-2pm, Sun. 1-6pm, 852-4483.Water Tower presents “Close Ties: New Forms and Images” by John Guenther of DinnerWorks, thru Feb. 23, 896-2146.Creative Diversity Studio presents 4-week workshop w/ artist Patrick Donley, Feb. 23, 28, March 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 10am-noon, $75, 767-4723.Chase Gallery/LVAA present fiber artist Gayle Williamson, thru Feb. 24, 416 W. Jefferson, 896-2146.New Center for Contemporary Art presents “Nowhere,” an art exhibit drawing on Louisville locales, Feb. 24-April 22, Wed.-Sat. 11am-6pm, 742 E. Market St., 561-7621.Kaviar Forge & Gallery presents Fred Giovanni: “Alyeska The Great Land,” Feb. 24-April 15, Thu.-Fri. 1-6pm, Sat. 11am-5pm, 1718 Frankfort Ave., 561-0377.••Mad About Art Gallery presents “Bits and Pieces of the City Scene,” collection of photos depicting city life and appearance, thru Feb. 28, 625 Baxter Ave., 568-4916.UofL Ekstrom Library presents “All Possible Worlds,” a photographic exhibit by Douglas Prince, illustrated catalog available, thru March 24, 852-6752.Gallery at Actors Theatre presents African-American Art Exhibition of 60 works by 23 regional artists, thru Feb. 25, Tue.-Fri. 5-10pm, Sat. & Sun. 1-10pm, 316 W. Main St., 584-1265.Jeffersontown Museum presents stained glass exhibit, thru Feb. 25, 10635 Watterson Trail, 261-8290.Scott Co. Heritage Center and Museum presents “Indiana Cartoons and Cartoonists” traveling exhibit spotlights Indiana artists, thru Feb. 27, (812) 752-1050.Patio Gallery at JCC presents “PYRO Photographics,” thru Feb. 27, 3600 Dutchmans Ln., 459-0660.Higgins Maxwell Gallery presents “Who Ever Said Women Can’t Paint” exhibit, includes prominent women artists of 20th century, thru Feb. 28, Mon.-Sat. 1-6pm, 1200 Payne St., 584-7001.••Meidinger Tower lobby features landscapes by Douglas Maxson, thru Feb. 28, Mon.-Fri. 6am-6pm, Sat. 6am-1pm, 462 S. 4th St. Mad About Art gallery presents works by David Walinski and others, thru Feb. 28, 625 Baxter Ave., 568-4916.IUS Barr Gallery presents Annual Juried Student Show, thru March 2, opening reception Feb. 16, 5-7pm, IUS Ogle Center, (812) 941-2358.PYRO Gallery presents “Invisible Conversations,” Benedict Phillips collected photography focusing on visual Dyslexia, thru March 25, 221 Hancock St., 587-0106.Flame Run Gallery presents “New Growth: Signs of Life” exhibit, features flame-blown glass depictions of primitive plant life, thru April 1, Tue.-Sat. 10am-4pm, grand opening March 3, 5:30pm, 828 E. Market, 584-5353.KY Foundation for Women offers weekend artist residencies at Hopscotch House, March 10-12, April 7-9, June 9-11, 228-4875.Louisville Slugger Museum presents “Willie Mays: 24 at 75,” art/photography/artifacts exhibit, sign giant b-day card that will be sent to him, thru March 25, 800 W. Main St., 558-7228. KY Museum of Art and Craft presents Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists exhibit, thru March 25, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102 or www.KentuckyArts.org.Speed Art Museum presents “Time & Transformation in 17th Century Dutch Art,” thru March 26; and Gaela Erwin: “Facing the Subject,” self-portraits, thru June 25, $10, 2035 S. 3rd St., 634-2701.Spalding University presents photography exhibit “Consider it All Joy,” a collection of Harlan Co. photos, thru March 26, Spaulding University Huff Gallery, 853 Library Lane, 585-9911.galerie hertz presents “Brad Devlin: Random Portraits in Mixed Media,” thru April 1, 632 E. Market, 584-3547.Zephyr Gallery presents Sharon Weis: “Two Bodies of Work,” thru April 1, Wed.-Sat. 11am-6pm, 610 E. Market St., 585-5646.Swanson Reed Contemporary presents Thea Lura: “Kneel Before Gaud,” thru April 1, 638 E. Market St., 589-5466.Brown Williamson Tower in Middleton Reulinger firm features photographer/attorney Don Vish exhibit “Eccentric Views of Louisville,” photos of Louisville landmarks and businesses, top floor, ongoing, 584-1135.“Window Comics,” an ongoing public art installation by Jeffrey Scott Holland, 1661 Story Ave., 582-1674.Winfrey Blackburn Gallery at Mary Anderson Center looking for artists to exhibit, send 10 slides, artist statement and resume to MACA, 101 St. Francis Dr., Mount St. Francis, IN 47246, (812) 923-8602.Historic Division Street School, newly restored building which opened as a segregated school in 1884, Saturdays, 1-3pm, 18th & Division St., New Albany, 941-0959.Mary Anderson Center offers Art Educators Fellowships, (812) 923-8602.Full Moon Yoga, 2001 Frankfort Ave., has free space available for women artists to use as gallery during F.A.T. Fridays. 894-0094.Wild Honeysuckle Studio/Gallery offers holistic art classes, 4121 Shelbyville Rd., St. Matthews Pavilion, Tue. evenings/Thu. mornings, 592-3774.Pyro Gallery seeking talented artists who are serious about exhibiting and selling works. 452-2008.Gallery Hops are on the first Fridays from 5-9pm. 589-0102.F.A.T. (Frankfort Ave. Trolley) hops are the 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.Kentucky Arts Council recruiting artists to work in Kentucky schools, 1-4 weeks. www.kyarts.org.George and Helen Segal Foundation awards grants to young painters who are at least 21. www.segalfoundation.org.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, New Albany, art classes for pre-school to adult. 944-7336.Jewish Community Center offers art classes. 459-0660.Bernheim offering watercolor painting classes for adults and children. Prices and times vary. 955-8512 x 251.Flame Run Gallery offers classes, 584-5353. Glassworks offers classes, 992-3016.Mary Anderson Center for the Arts offers classes, 987-6470.Performing ArtsIU Southeast presents “Sweet Bird of Youth,” acclaimed Tennessee Williams play of deceit and passion, Feb. 23-24, 8pm, Feb. 25, 7pm, Feb. 26, 2:30pm, $10, $6 students & seniors, 4201 Grant Line Rd., (812) 941-2655.••Floyd Central Theatre Arts presents “Dames At Sea,” comedic nautical-themed love story, Feb. 23-26, 7:30pm, matinee Feb. 26 at 2pm, $12 adults, $10 seniors, $8 students, (812) 923-8811 x333.Hayswood Theatre presents Al Capp’s “Li’l Abner,” spin-off of classic comic strip, Feb. 24-25, 8pm, Feb. 26, 2pm, $12 adults, $10 children/seniors, 115 S. Capitol Ave., Corydon, Ind., (812) 738-8075 or www.hayswoodtheatre.com.Silver Creek High School presents “A Midsummer Nights Dream,” Feb. 24-25 & March 2-4, 7:30pm, Feb. 26, 2:30pm, $10 VIP, $8 adults, $6 students/seniors, 246-7440.Wayward Actors Company presents “Beyond Therapy,” love triangle with a twist, Feb. 23-25, 8pm, Feb. 26, 2pm, $15, KY Center, 744-4222 or www.waywardactors.org.Murder Mystery adds comedic touch, Feb. 24, 7pm, Culbertson West Dinner Theatre, (812) 981-0870.Drama Studio presents “Oscar Suite,” play built around Academy Awards, Feb. 24-25, 8pm, Feb. 26, 3pm, $10, St. Genesius Theatre, 128 E. Bell Ave., Clarksville, (812) 284-0280.••Ursuline School for Performing Arts presents “Jack and the Giant,” musical version of folk tale, Feb. 22-23, 10am, Feb. 24, 7:30pm, Feb. 25, 2pm, $2-$6, 3105 Lexington Rd., 897-1816.Derby Dinner Playhouse presents “Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?” thru April 2, 7:45pm, Sun. 1:30pm, Wed. 1pm, $30-$40; and “Pinocchio,” as part of Children’s Musical Theatre Series, Feb. 25, March 4, 11, 18 & 25, $10-$19, 525 Marriott Dr., Clarksville, (812) 288-8281.Actors Theatre presents “Bad Dates,” features Louisville resident Susan Riley Stevens as single mom in New York returning to dating scene, thru Feb. 25, 584-1205.Murder Club presents “Goth a-Go-Go,” look at media frenzy surrounding fictitious band, Feb. 25, buffet 6:30pm, show 7-9pm, $40 single, $60 couple, Bernheim Mansion, 1416 S. Third St., 742-9345.Louisville Playhouse presents “As Bees in Honey Drown,” comedy centered around woman looking for fame, March 1-5, 8pm, $10, $9 seniors, $7 students, 852-6814.WhoDunnit Murder Mystery Theater presents “Murder in the Court,” centers around courtroom chaos, Saturdays, thru April 15, Hyatt Regency, 320 W. Jefferson St., 426-7100 or www.whodunnitky.com.Auditions/ContestsKaviar Forge & Gallery seeking submissions for “Artists in Our Midst,” exhibit of art by people who live or work in Clifton/Crescent Hill neighborhoods, deadline April 1, 561-0377.••Bands wanted for Derby Fest. miniMarathon, April 29, 584-3378 ext. 822.DaVinci Downtown Festival, in New Albany May 20, seeking artists to design official T-shirt, awards will be presented, deadline March 3, 941-0018.Kentucky Unbridled Spirit Photo Contest, focus on winter scenes around state, winning photos used to promote tourism, deadline March 3, www.kytourism.com.UofL School of Music invites instrumentalists, young and old, to participate in UofL Community Concert Band, rehearses Mon., 7:15-9:15pm, School of Music, 852-4665.Project Women seeking pieces for “Women & Wisdom” art exhibit/sale, no fee, www.projectwomen.org.“African Tales” seeking men/women with dance/musical background for paid, non-union gig, www.arkarts.com.IU Southeast needs instrumentalists and singers to join ensembles, www.ius.edu/music or 812-941-2655.Louisville Chorus auditions on-going for qualified singers, all sections, 968-6300.Books••Carmichael’s Bookstore presents Bruce Tyler, author of “Louisville in World War II,” Feb. 26, 4pm, 2720 Frankfort Ave., 896-6950.UofL presents poet Susan Snively, March 1, 7:30pm, Bingham Poetry Room, UofL Ekstrom Library; also poetry discussion March 2, 10am, free, Bingham Humanities Bldg., Room 300, 852-6171.Women Who Write welcomes women writers, meets first Thu. of month, Highland-Shelby Park Library, â€¨Mid-City Mall, 6:30-8:30pm, 635-1391.Creative fiction writing group, Wed., 7-9pm, Old Louisville Coffee House (4th and Hill), 451-5737.Informal writing group meets second Tue. 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 at New Albany-Floyd County Public Library meets the second Wed. of the month. 949-3523.FilmJewish Community Center presents eighth annual Louisville Jewish Film Festival with moderated discussions, Feb. 25-March 1, Village 8 Theatres, $7.50, 238-2731.UofL presents “Season of Dissent Film Festival,” thru April 2, free, for schedule, see Flick Central or http://campuslife.louisville.edu/sac/sab/seasonofdissent.Louisville Cinema Society meets fourth Thu. of month, Oscar’s Bar and Grill, Floyd & Market, 6:30pm, also Movie Trivia Night fourth Thu. at Oscar’s, 7pm, 533-0683, www.louisvillecinemasociety.com.MusicCathedral of the Assumption presents “Celebration of Musical Arts” featuring acclaimed organist and choir, Feb. 22, 7:30pm, 433 S. Fifth St., 582-2971.••UofL School of Music presents Jazz Week, including free music workshops, Feb. 23-26, 852-6097 or www.jazz.louisville.edu.Bethany United Church of Christ holds a “jam session” w/ potluck dinner, bring instrument and food, Feb. 24, 6:30pm, 10400 Old Preston Highway, 969-6829.IU Southeast presents The 5th Dimension, Feb. 25 at 4 & 8pm, Ogle Center, 4201 Grant Line Rd., New Albany, (812) 941-2414.Locust Grove presents “Dialogue Between Head and Heart” as part of chamber music series, Feb. 26, 5:30pm, $15, 561 Blankenbaker Ln., 897-9845.Downtown Sounds, Third Thursday Trolley Bop, every third Thursday of the month, many varieties of live music throughout downtown, trolley on extended hours and free of charge, www.thirdthursday.info.UofL School of Music presents weekly performances and recitals; for schedule, call 852-1787.MERF needs helping hands. Musicians Emergency Resource Foundation needs volunteers. 244-4790.