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<art> MARCH 4 & 6 Botanica, 
the Waterfront Botanical Gardens Zephyr Gallery 610 E. Market St., 812-786-0026 ideaslouisville.com Botanica, the Waterfront Botanical Gardens, is a few years away from opening (it’s scheduled for 2019), but it has all the makings of a great addition to our city. The people behind the scenes, in association with … Continued

ART: From clay to dough: Sarah Owen’s new medium

Sarah Owens is a former Louisvillian (as well as a future one) who is giving a talk on Wednesday, March 4 as part of IDEAS’ “Who’s Louisville?” project at Zephyr Gallery. Once a visual artist, she’s now specializing in baking, having lost none of her creative passion in the transition. LEO: I remember you as … Continued

BOOK: Ishiguro’s Arthurian legend of loss

The Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro (Knopf; 336 pgs., $26.95) Kazuo Ishiguro’s new novel “The Buried Giant” is set in the rolling hills and moors of ancient England. He reveals early that there are dragons and ogres here. Magical creatures are as a part of the land as the hills and the rivers — typically … Continued

THEATER: Looking for Lilith’s ‘As It Is In Heaven’

Arlene Hutton’s 2002 play, “As It Is In Heaven,” is set in 1837 in the Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill, Kentucky – and that alone is enough to make it intrinsically fascinating for Louisville theater-goers and students of Kentucky history. The Shaker religious order – its celebratory utopianism, its emphasis on gender equality, its well-known … Continued

ORCHESTRA: Orchestra showcases four soloists for ‘Four Seasons’

Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” is one of the earliest, and best loved, show-off pieces for violin virtuosos. But soloist Luosha Fang doesn’t mind sharing the spotlight with three other young virtuosos — each performing one season of the “Four Seasons” in concerts Friday and Saturday with the Louisville Orchestra. And she’s especially pleased she’ll be playing … Continued

Video Tapeworm

This Week’s Twin Peeks FIREBALL XL5: THE COMPLETE SERIES 1962; $19.98-29.98; UR Bill here; Dave went completely meshuga when we received this ’60s Gerry Anderson SuperMarionation chestnut, and I haven’t been able to get him to calm down and write a damned thing since. He’s now convinced that he IS Col. Steve Zodiac, marionette commander … Continued

A Q&A with glass artist Casey Hyland

One of Louisville’s strengths is an abundance of artists working in glass, so much so that the Glass Art Society held its annual conference here in 2010. Casey Hyland has been a long-time resident, first at Glassworks and now at his own studio at 721 E. Washington St. (hylandglass.com). LEO: You have a degree in … Continued

Video Tapeworm

This Week’s Twin Peeks BLACULA/SCREAM BLACULA SCREAM $17.98-24.97; PG A wonderful Blu-Ray pairing of two of our favorite ’70s stinkers! William Marshal stars, of course, as Blacula, a former African prince bitten by Dracula (Louisville-lad Charles Macaulay who appeared in over 80 movies and TV shows before his death in 1999), cursed to forever search … Continued

Trifecta with Theatre[502], Derby Dinner and Bard’s Town

‘Mr. Burns’ The run-up to the Humana Festival of New American Plays (which kicks off March 4) is always a busy time for local theater companies. Last week, three excellent companies opened productions that continue through this weekend (or beyond). Theatre [502] is closing its season with an outstanding production of Anne Washburn’s shrewd post-apocalyptic … Continued

Wild and Woolly: the last days of physical media

For the last 18 years, Wild and Woolly has been an institution in the Highlands, the premier video store for off-the-wall and hard-to-find cinema. But that’s all set to come to an end Monday, March 23, on the 18th anniversary of their opening, as Wild and Woolly closes its doors for the last time. In … Continued