Arts & Entertainment
Special EventsLouisville Free Public Library presents C-Span’s Book TV Book Bus and includes tours of mobile TV studio, March 8, 2-4 pm, 301 York St., 574-1845.Le Petomane Theatre presents Clowns Without Borders benefit, featuring Squallis Puppeteers, a magic show and more, March 10, 7:30pm, donation $20 adults, $10 children, Rudyard Kipling, 422 W. Oak St., 636-1311.New Center for Contemporary Art presents “Nowhere,” a sampling of delicacies from Chef Amber McCool, March 10, 5:30-7:30pm, 742 Market St., 561-7621.••InKY Reading Series presents “Poetry and Memoir,” free performance featuring established authors and playwrights with open mic, March 10, 7pm, Rudyard Kipling, 422 W. Oak St., 636-1311. Kentucky Opera presents Viva il Vino, featuring silent auction, games and raffles, and wines samples, March 11, 6-9pm, $30, Preston Pointe, 333 E. Main St., 584.4500.••Frazier Historical Museum presents “A Wee Bit O’ Irish,” w/ music, dance and more, March 11, 10am-3pm, free w/ admission, 829 W. Main St., 412-2280.Pleiades Theatre Co. presents “Salute to Seven Sisters Celebration,” showcasing women who dedicate their lives to the arts world, March 14, 6-8pm, $50, UofL Rauch Planetarium, 836-5347.Louisville Visual Art Association presents “Food For Thought Luncheon” featuring sculptor Ed Hamilton, March 14, noon, $20, Water Tower, 3005 River Rd., 896-2146.Glassworks presents “Louisville Uncorked,” benefit for the Council on Mental Retardation featuring Chardonnay tasting by teams, March 15, 7-10pm, $10 donation, 815 W. Market St., 584-4510.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.“Discover Louisville” Landmarks, tours scheduled second Sun., 1-4pm, Water Tower on River Road, $45, 574-2868.Visual Arts••Jeffersontown Historical Museum presents Jeffersontown Family Quilts dating from 1870s-1960s, March 8-April 26, M-Fr 10-5pm, Sa. 10-2pm, 10635 Watterson Trail, 261-8290.Louisville Graphic Design Assoc. presents Meredith Davis discussion on introducing design thinking into K-12 curriculum, March 9, 6pm, Kentucky Museum of Art + Craft, 715 W. Main St., 593-4784.Louisville Free Public Library presents “Women of Wisdom,” juried art exhibit celebrating women’s history month, March 9-April 15, opening reception March 9, 5:30pm, Main Library Bernheim Gallery, 301 York St., 574-1845.Louisville Visual Art Association presents “For What It’s Worth,” mixed-media collection of sculpture works by Ben Wright, March 10-April 21, Water Tower, 3005 River Rd., 896-2146.KY Foundation for Women offers weekend artist residencies at Hopscotch House, March 10-12, April 7-9, June 9-11, 228-4875.IU Southeast presents graduating Senior Art Show, featuring prints, ceramics and graphic design, thru April 6, M-Th 9-9pm, Fr 9-5pm, opening reception March 16, 5-7pm, 4201 Grant Line Rd., (812) 941-2000.Meidinger Tower presents Douglas Maxson and “Large Landscapes,” collection of older watercolor works, thru March 31, meet-and-greet March 17, 10am-6pm, works mounted and matted for $40, 462 S. Fourth St., 456-6686.••Higgins Maxwell Gallery presents “Scenes from My Travels,” Impressionistic paintings by Frank Campbell, thru March 22, 1200 Payne St., 584-7001.Jefferson Community College presents T.L. Macon painting exhibit, thru March 24, Mon.-Thu. 8am-4pm, Fri 9am-noon, Krantz Art Gallery, VTI Building, 213-2393.UofL Ekstrom Library presents “All Possible Worlds,” a photographic exhibit by Douglas Prince, illustrated catalog available, thru March 24, 852-6752.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.PYRO Gallery presents “Invisible Conversations,” Benedict Phillips collected photography focusing on visual Dyslexia, thru March 25, 221 Hancock St., 587-0106.Hite Art Institute at UofL presents “Alma Lesch: A Life in Fabric,” thru March 26, Mon.-Fri. 9am-4:30pm, Sat. 10am-2pm, Sun. 1-6pm, 852-4483.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.Flame Run Gallery presents “New Growth: Signs of Life” exhibit, features flame-blown glass depictions of primitive plant life, thru April 1, opening reception March 3, Tue.-Sat. 10am-4pm, 828 E. Market, 584-5353.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.Tobin-Hewett Gallery presents mixed media and glassworks exhibit “Scale/Detail: Small works with Powerful Presence,” thru April 8, Tue.-Sat. 10am-5pm, 815 W. Market St., 592-7856.Kaviar Forge & Gallery presents Fred Giovanni: “Alyeska The Great Land,” thru April 15, Thu.-Fri. 1-6pm, Sat. 11am-5pm, 1718 Frankfort Ave., 561-0377.New Center for Contemporary Art presents “Nowhere,” an art exhibit drawing on Louisville locales, thru April 22, Wed.-Sat. 11am-6pm, 742 E. Market St., 561-7621.Portland Museum presents Michael W. Farmer’s “Inside Out” exhibit, thru April 28, 2308 Portland Ave., 776-7678.Louisville Visual Art Association presents mixed media work exhibit, thru May 26, 3004 River Rd., 896-2146.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.Louisville Artists — join “Louisville Art Talk” forum on Louisville art-related topics, www.groups.yahoo.com/group/louisvillearttalk.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 Arts••Floyd Central Theatre Dept. presents “Crimes of the Heart,” story of McGrath sisters, March 8-12, 7:30pm, matinee March 12, 2 & 7pm, $10, $6 students, Studio One Theatre, (812) 923-8811 x333.Trinity Department of Theatre presents “Babes in Arms,” March 8-11, 15-18, 7:30pm; matinee performances March 12 & 19, 2pm, $7 adults, $5 students/seniors, Trinity Auditorium, 115 North Sherrin Ave., 736-2177.Pleiades Theatre Co. presents Eve Ensler’s “Necessary Targets,” details life of Bosnian war refugees, March 9-19, opening night 7:30pm, March 10-11, 17-18, 8pm; March 19, 2pm, $15, $12 members, seniors, $5 students, MeX Theater, Kentucky Center, www.pleiadestheatreco.org.Clarksville Little Theatre presents “The Philadelphia Story,” comedic depiction of marriage gone wrong after ex-husband interferes, March 10-12, 16-18, 8pm, 301 E. Montgomery Ave., (812) 283-6522.••Culbertson West Dinner Theatre presents “Secret Notes from Famous and Not So Famous Lovers,” a musical review of many Broadway favorites, March 10, 7pm dinner, show at 8pm, $38, 904 E. Main St., (812) 981-0870.Louisville Ballet presents “Life Journeys,” three compelling pieces detailing human experience, March 10, 8pm, March 11, 2 and 8pm, $20-$75, Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center, 584-7777. The Murder Club presents “Southern Hostility,” production centering around entrepreneur with many ghosts in his closet, March 11, 7-9pm, $40, $60 couples, Bernheim Mansion, 1416 S. Third St., 742-9345.Speed Art Museum presents MadCap Puppets’ “Magical Traveling Story Man,” March 11, 11am & 1pm; March 12, 1 & 3pm, $8, $7 children, 2035 S. Third, 634-2700.Derby Dinner Playhouse presents “Pinocchio,” as part of Children’s Musical Theatre Series, March 11, 18 & 25, $10-$19; also “Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?” thru April 2, 7:45pm, Sun. 1:30pm, Wed. 1pm, $30-$40 525 Marriott Dr., Clarksville, (812) 288-8281.Kentucky Theater presents “Packie’s Wake,” play that examines what others really feel about main character at the funeral he attends, March 12, 3pm, $8, 651 S. Fourth St., 589-6419.Blue Apple Players present 30th anniversary celebration including behind-the-scenes look at growth of theater company, open houses take place March 15, 10am; March 29, 10am; April 7, 4:30pm; April 19, 10am, 625 E. Market St., 587-7990.Actors Theatre presents 30th Annual Humana Fest, thru April 8, 316 W. Main, ticket packages/schedule at 584-1205 or www.actorstheatre.org.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/ContestsMusic Theatre of Louisville presents Summer 2006 auditions, March 10-11, 17-19 at Iroquois Amphitheater, 589-4060 or www.musictheatrelouisville.com.Catholic Enrichment Center presents ShowTime at CECtry tryouts March 13, 5:30-7pm; talent showcase March 18, 12-2pm, $3 fee, $5 groups, 3146 W. Broadway, 776-0262.••Women Who Write poetry/prose contest, cash prizes, work published in anthology, deadline March 31, www.womenwhowrite.com.Kaviar 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.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.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••Historic Locust Grove presents second annual Used Book Sale, March 9, 6:30-8:30pm, $2 hardcovers, $1 trade paperbacks, $.50 regular paperbacks, 561 Blankenbaker Ln., 897-9845.Barnes & Noble Booksellers presents “Kentucky Video Canvas,” a musical set featuring dulcimer, piano and guitar, March 10, 7:30pm; Ron Ellis celebrates Kentucky authors and artists with “Of Woods and Water,” comprehensive collection, March 11, 2pm, 4100 Summit Plaza Dr., 327-0410.Borders Bookstore presents Sam Stephens to sign copies of and discuss “Clark’s Kentucky Almanac,” March 10, 7pm; mystery author Nancy Martin discusses and signs latest novel, “Have Your Cake and Kill Him Too,” March 11, 2pm, 4600 Shelbyville Rd., 893-0133.••A Readers Corner presents local author Ben Woods to discuss and sign humorous fiction book “The Developers,” March 11, 1-3pm, 138 Breckenridge Ln., 727-0401.1001 Paperbacks hosts book signing w/ Shiloh Walker and Anya Bast, March 11, 10am-noon, 7405 Fegenbush Ln., 239-7224.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.FilmUnseen Films/Brian Cunningham present screening of “Demoralization of Richard Engelsbird,” March 9, 7:30pm, Floyd Theater at UofL, $1, 640-1906.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.Music••Frazier Historical Museum presents Jack Ashworth and UofL Early Music Ensemble in “Five Centuries of Music from the Tower of London,” March 9, 7:30pm, $12, $10 members, $5 students, 829 W. Main St., 412-2280.IU Southeast presents violinist Rachel Lee, March 10, 7pm, $26, Stem Concert Hall; Classical Chamber Music Series featuring Ceruti Chamber Players, with quintet for violin and Ballade Carnavalesque for flute, March 12, 3pm, $8 adults, $6 students/seniors; Ogle Center, 4201 Grant Line Rd., 361-3000.Oldham County Arts Center presents “From Jazz to Jokes” featuring signature jazz orchestra and improv, March 11, 8pm, $10; “Sallie Ward, Queen of Society” is one-woman story as told by 1800’s Southern belle, March 12, 2:30pm, free, 7105 Floydsburg Rd., 241-6018.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.