Brick House holding open meeting to those interested in helping w/ community center, Jan. 25, 7pm, UofL Ekstrom Library basement, email@example.com.
Actors Theatre seeking womenâ€™s shoes, sizes 7-9, and shoe boxes for next show, â€œBad Dates,â€ thru Jan. 25, shoes will not be returned, drop at box office, Third and Main, 584-1265.
26th Annual Derby Festival Poster Premiere, Jan. 26, 5:30pm, Cascade Ballroom of Kentucky International Convention Center, 584-6383.
â€¢â€¢Hurston Arts and Humanities Fest cultural and literary event celebrates Harlem Renaissance, showcases youth arts, Jan. 27-29, multiple venues, opening show tickets $5 adults, $2 students, 569-5271.
Kentuckiana Idol â€™06 â€” presented by â€œFox in the Morning,â€ auditions Jan. 28, Spalding University Aud., Fourth and York streets, 9am, free, can pre-register at Sam Swope Suzuki, 4120 Bardstown Rd., 16+, 562-5746.
Mobster Lobster fundraising dinner features silent auction and dancing, raffle of Derby tickets and other prizes, Jan. 28, 8pm-1am, Seelbach Hilton, $175, 584-1265.
Benefit Art Auction for Middle Way House in Bloomington, items include signed prints, masks and antiques, Jan. 28, 5-9pm, 1150 N. State Road 46, $7.50, 812-333-7404.
UofL Public Debate Series discusses value of rap music as a source of political power, Feb. 1, 2-4pm, Belknap Campus Strickler Aud., free, 852-0967.
Fresh-Brewed Ballet, a choreographers showcase featuring classical and modern music and dance, Feb. 3, 7:30 & 10pm, Feb. 4, 7:30pm, 315 E. Main St., $10, 583-3150 x238.
â€¢â€¢â€œLouisville Salutes Blue Apple on Broadwayâ€ benefit performed by Mayor Abramson and other celebs, Feb. 4, 7-9:30pm, cocktails and dessert follow show, $60, Brown Theatre, 587-7990.
Bob Marley Tribute performance by World Force Reggae Band with live DJ, Feb. 4, 9pm-4am, Club Sound of Music, 1138 S. 7th St., $5 adv., $7 door, 21 & up w/ ID, 500-2009.
Alien Earths Day/Exhibit, Feb. 11, exhibit runs through May. 7 at Louisville Science Center, 727 W. Main St., 560-7159.
â€œFriday Night Magicâ€ returns w/ Zenner & Bedford, featuring local magicians, Fri., 7:30pm, 3425 Breckenridge Ln., 495-2101.
Worldâ€™s Largest Whiskey Jug Collection, on display at the Oldham County History Center until May 15, 469 jugs from all over KY, exhibit also features films on distilling and moonshining, Tue. -Sat. 10am-4pm, 106 N. Second Ave., La Grange, 222-0826.
â€œWorkâ€ Late Wednesdays, coordinated by Louisville Central Area Inc., happy hour drink and food discounts at downtown Louisville bars and restaurants, every Wednesday, 5-7pm, www.worklatewednesdays.com.
Indiana Cartoons and Cartoonists traveling exhibit spotlights Indiana artists, Jan. 25-Feb. 27, Scott County Heritage Center and Museum, (812) 752-1050.
â€¢â€¢Greenhouse Arts Project, Jan. 27, 6-11pm, 1708 Frankfort Ave., in collaboration with Flamenco Louisville, 797-5855.
Sculpting demonstration, sculptor Craig Kaviar works iron into three-dimensional horse head, Jan. 27, 7:30pm, 1718 Frankfort Ave., 561-0277.
Asia Experience features artifacts and silk-making techniques, guided tour of Crane House, Jan. 27 3:30-4:30pm, 1244 S. Third St., free, 635-2240.
Return of an Oldham County Native: American Bison permanent display opens Jan. 28, Oldham County History Center, 222-0826.
Heavy Metal: An invitational exhibit of metal artists, Mike Elsass, Brian Holden, Gordon Gildersleeve, David Kocka, Raymond Graf, Julius Friedman and Brad White, thru Jan. 28, Wed.-Sat. 10-5pm, Chapman Friedman Gallery, 624 W. Main St.
NYC Studio spaces, artists invited to submit proposals, Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation, deadline Jan. 31, (719) 635-3220 or www.sharpeartfdn.org.
Laurin Notheisen Landscapes, view prints, drawings and paintings of the Professor of Fine Arts at WKU, runs thru Feb. 1, Barr Gallery, IU Southeast, (812)-941-2358.
â€¢â€¢Altars and Panels, a new collection of paintings by Joseph Burks, Feb. 1-21, Chapman Friedman Gallery, 624 W. Main St., by appointment only, 584-7954.
African-American Art Exhibition presented at Actors Theatre features signature exhibit of 60 works by 23 regional artists, Feb. 2-25, Tue.-Fri. 5-10pm, Sat. & Sun. 1-10pm, 316 W. Main St., 584-1265.
Higgins Maxwell Gallery presents works from The Federal Arts Project of the WPA (Works Progress Administration) thru Feb. 3, 584-7001.
Wednesdayâ€™s Child Exhibit features area photographer portrait show, collaborations with kids and professional artists, thru Feb. 3, 5-9pm, 221 Hancock St., www.pyrogallery.com.
Gallery Showcase featuring Louisville artist and musician Carrie Neumayer displays recent portraits, Feb. 3, 5:30-9pm, Cinderblock Gallery, 931 E. Main St.
â€˜Heads Up Kentucky!â€™ â€” vote for your favorite â€œhead,â€ winner recognized Feb. 17, www.headsupkentucky.org.
Jeffersontown Museum Exhibit runs thru Feb. 25, meet the artist and stained glass demonstration Feb. 4, 11am, 10635 Watterson Trail, 261-8290.
Kaviar Forge & Gallery presents Lloyd Kelly: Tools of an Ancient Trade, thru Feb. 4, 1718 Frankfort Ave., 561-0377.
Kevin W. Hughes: Toys and Taboos at galerie hertz, Feb. 11, 6-9pm, 632 E. Market St., 584-3547.
Zephyr Gallery features works by Joel Feldman thru Feb. 11, 610 E. Market St., 585-5646.
â€œOh Boy!,â€ exploration of men by women thru photos/videos, thru Feb. 11, New Center for Contemporary Art, 742 E. Market St., 561-7621.
Kentucky Center presents B&W photography by Michael Sebastian, thru Feb. 22, 501 W. Main St., 562-0118.
Close Ties: New Forms and Images presents John Guenther of DinnerWorks, continues thru Feb. 23, Water Tower, 896-2146.
Chase Gallery, Fiber Artist Gayle Williamson, presented by the Louisville Visual Arts Association, thru Feb. 24, 4th St. & Jefferson.
â€œPYRO Photographics,â€ free Patio Gallery exhibit, thru Feb. 27, Jewish Community Center, 3600 Dutchmans Ln., 459-0660.
Mad About Art gallery presents works by David Walinski and others, thru Feb. 28, 625 Baxter Ave., 568-4916.
Willie Mays: 24 at 75, art/photography/artifacts exhibit, sign giant b-day card that will be sent to him, thru March 25, Louisville Slugger Museum, 800 W. Main St., 558-7228.
Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists exhibit, presented by the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, thru March 25, 589-0102 or www.KentuckyArts.org.
Time & Transformation in 17th Century Dutch Art exhibit thru March 26, $10, Speed Art Museum, 2035 S. 3rd St., 634-2701.
Speed Art Museum presents ongoing African art exhibit, and Make Your Own Masterpiece with local artist on Saturdays, free w/ admission, noon-3pm, 2035 S. 3rd St., 634-2701.
â€œWindow Comics,â€ an ongoing public art installation by Jeffrey Scott Holland, 1661 Story Ave., 582-1674.
â€¢â€¢Call for Outdoor Sculpture: Macâ€™s Farm & Sculpture Center in Cincinnati having 5th annual exhibit May 20-Aug. 12, 2006, feature wide mix of sculpture, no entry fee, no insurance, 20% commission, deadline Feb. 1, www.macsfarm.org.
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.
Art Educators Fellowships offered by Mary Anderson Center, (812) 923-8602.
Art Studio Space at Cinderblock Gallery, $120 month, plus a portion of utilities,
Full Moon Yoga, 2001 Frankfort Ave., has free space available for women artists to use as gallery during F.A.T. Fridays. 894-0094.
Holistic Art Classes presented by Wild Honeysuckle Studio/Gallery, 4121 Shelbyville Rd., St. Matthews Pavilion, Tue. evenings/Thu. mornings, 592-3774.
Higgins Maxwell Gallery seeking portfolios from emerging artists for future exhibits, 584-7001.
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, Mud Creek Clinic and others. 896-6383.
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 or www.creativediversity.org.
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.
Classes at Flame Run: 584-5353.
Classes at Glassworks: 992-3016.
Classes at Mary Anderson Center for the Arts: 987-6470.
â€¢â€¢Walden Theatre presents â€œThe Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket,â€ Jan. 26-27 7:30pm, Jan. 28 2 & 7:30pm, MeX Theater, KY Center, 589-0084.
â€œSecond Samuelâ€ presented by Little Colonel Playhouse tells story of small town turned upside down by passing of respected citizen, Jan. 26-28, Feb. 3-4, 8pm, final performance Feb. 5, 2pm, $10-$12, 241-0145.
Toe Roaster Comedy presented by WAMZ and 2nd St. Entertainment, Jan. 26-28, 8pm, Actors Theatre (Bingham Theatre), $28, 584-1205.
â€œSpot of Cheeseâ€ original production by Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble, featuring inquisitive clowns, Jan. 26-28, 7:30pm, tickets $8-$20 by sliding scale, Rudyard Kipling, 422 W. Oak St., 636-1311.
Project Improv makes stuff up, inspired by audience suggestions, Jan. 27, 9pm, KY Theater, 651 S. 4th St., $5, 641-2813.
â€¢â€¢â€œThe Respectful Prostitute,â€ Finnigan Productions play of Sartreâ€™s dramatic indictment of the American South, Jan. 27-28, 8pm, 204 S. Preston St., $8, 876-0532.
â€œA Red & Black Murder at The Culbertson Westâ€ revives murder mystery genre, Jan. 27, opens 6pm, dinner 7pm & performance 8pm, $38, reservations required, 904 E. Main St., (812) 981-0870.
Actors Theatre presents â€œIntimate Apparel,â€ award-winning portrait of a womanâ€™s long distance romance in early 20th century, thru Jan. 28; and â€œI Am My Own Wife,â€ about a transvestite in Nazi Germany, Jan. 19-Feb. 5, 316 W. Main St., 584-1205.
â€œIn The Bloodâ€ produced by UofL African-American Theatre, updates â€œScarlett Letterâ€ with modern character portrayal, Feb. 1-5, Wed.-Sat. 8pm, Sun. 3pm, Thrust Theatre, 2314 S. Floyd St., tickets $10, $9 seniors/UL faculty, $7 students, 852-6814.
â€œBad Dates,â€ Actors Theatre comedy features Louisville resident Susan Riley Stevens as single mom in New York returning to dating scene, Feb. 2-25, Feb. 5 show includes conversation with actors and staff, 584-1205.
â€œMidsummer Nightâ€™s Dreamâ€ futuristic interpretation pits genetic engineering against nature, Feb. 2-6 at 8pm, 3pm Sunday matinee, University Playhouse, 1911 S. 3rd St., $10 general public, $9 seniors/faculty, $7 students, 852-6814.
â€œFalsettosâ€ performance by CenterStage comically tackles life of man torn between his wife and another man, Feb. 2-12, Mon.-Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2 & 7pm, Jewish Community Ctr., 3600 Dutchmans Lane, $16 general public, $14 members, seniors & students, $12 seniors & students weekdays, 459-0660.
â€œBorn Yesterdayâ€ presented by Hardin County Playhouse, Feb. 3-5, 10-12, Fri. & Sat. 8pm, Sun. 3pm, E-Town State Theatre Complex, tickets $10 groups of 10 or more & students, $12 adults under 55, (270) 351-0577.
â€œTuesdays with Morrie,â€ play adaptation of Mitch Albom bestseller tells story of famed sportswriterâ€™s relationship with terminally ill undergraduate professor, Feb. 7-12, Tue.-Sat. 8pm, Sun. 6:30pm, Sat. matinee 2pm, Sun. matinee 1pm, tickets $22-$53, Louisville Palace, 361-3100.
â€œThe Foreigner,â€ present by Derby Dinner Playhouse, Clarksville, thru Feb. 19, 812-288-8281, www.derbydinner.com.
Terpsichore Dance Company holding classes at Walden Theatre, dancers of all ages and body types, Mon. and Wed. evenings, all ages, 1123 Payne St., 432-0336.
Louisville Studio For Actors: Year-round acting course using â€œThe Method System,â€ every Thursday 6-8:30pm, 553-3290.
Little Colonel Playhouse auditions Jan. 29, 2pm, and Jan. 30, 7pm, for â€œDial M for Murder,â€ need four men, two women, ages 25-50, 302 Mt. Mercy Dr., Pewee Valley, 551-8096.
â€¢â€¢Necessary Theatre auditions Jan. 31, 6pm, for Beth Henleyâ€™s â€œImpossible Marriage,â€ need one 55+ man, one 16-25 woman, age 16-25, First Lutheran Church, 417 E. Broadway, 435-1344.
Hardin County Playhouse auditions for â€œThe Cemetery Club,â€ Feb 6-7, 7pm, need 5 women and 1 man, E-Town State Theatre Complex, (270) 351-0577.
BuzzWorx Photography Contest showcases new and emerging artists, 16 prints chosen for framing at BuzzWorks Gallery in April, deadline Feb. 17, $25 entry fee and $5 each additional print, 235-5977 or www.LouisvilleBuzzWorx.com
American Dream Calendar Model, searching for women and children, free entry, Kids World of Fun, 636-0405.
Blue Apple Players seek actors and actresses for touring â€œThe Ugly Ducklingâ€ and video projects, prepare 3-minute monologue and song, bring sheet music for accompanist, for appt. 587-7990.
Project Women seeking pieces for â€œWomen & Wisdomâ€ art exhibit/sale, no fee, www.projectwomen.org.
â€œAfrican Talesâ€ seeking men/women with dance/musical background for paid, non-union gig, www.arkarts.com.
Design-a-Bus Contest, TARC invites local middle & elementary students to submit art to decorate a bus, theme is â€œTraveling Though Time: The History of Public Transportation in Louisville,â€ deadline Jan. 31, entries to TARC, c/o Marketing Dept., 1000 W. Broadway, 40203, 561-5115, www.ridetarc.org.
IU Southeast needs instrumentalists and singers to join ensembles, www.ius.edu/music or 812-941-2655.
Midnite Girlie Revue, local Burlesque troupe, auditioning for new members, women 21+, 386-7148.
Award-winning Womenâ€™s Choral Group, seeks women 21-60, group rehearses weekly and performs locally at private parties, 608-3456.
Louisville Chorus auditions on-going for qualified singers, all sections, 968-6300.
Ohio Archaeological Society, a special program with author James C. Chatters, Jan. 25, 7pm; public presentations, demonstrations and workshops second Sat. of each month, 2-4pm, Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center, 201 West Riverside Dr., 636-2560.
â€œConquering the Great Wall,â€ one womanâ€™s journey across China, with Dr. Gayle Hall, Jan. 26, 7pm, Main Library, 574-1644.
Free Romance Reading Group, Jan. 26, 7pm, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 425-7425.
Pain Management Expert Discussion, physician Q&A for chronic pain sufferers, along with book signing, Jan. 29, 1-3pm, Borders, 2520 Hurstbourne Gem Lane, 412-6225.
â€¢â€¢Ashton Allen Musical Performance, Barnes & Noble Booksellers hosts musical set from album â€œDewdrops,â€ Feb. 1, 7pm; Detective Shana Farmer appears Feb. 11, 1:30pm to discuss career as officer of Economic Crimes Unit with LMPD, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy, 426-0255, free, 425-7425.
Young Adult Book Discussion Club meets Feb. 7 at New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, 6:30pm, main floor, (812) 944-8464.
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.
Poetâ€™s Practicum â€” practice session for poets, Sat., 1pm, meeting room B, Louisville Free Public Library, 561-5419.
Informal writing group meets second Tue. of month at the Fern Creek Library, 6-8pm, 955-8143.
Old Friends & New Bookstore, 291 N. Hubbards Lane, hostâ€™s book clubs and writing clinics for all ages. 526-0024 or www.oldfriendsandnew.com.
Wilderness Road Writersâ€™ Group meets third Mon., 6:30-8:30pm, Okolona Library (Preston Hwy.), all writers welcome. 966-2327.
The Vault, new sci-fi writerâ€™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.
â€¢â€¢ â€œShakespeare Behind Bars: The Documentary,â€ premieres Jan. 28, 8pm, Humana Tower Theatre, 500 W. Main St., 27th floor, $100, 637-4933.
Louisville Cinema Society meets last Tuesday of the month, Oscar Brownâ€™s, 6:30pm; also, movie trivia night every third Tuesday, 8pm, Oscar Brownâ€™s, Floyd & Market, 533-0683 or louisvillecinemasociety.com.
â€œHow musicians compose musicâ€ lecture, Jan. 25, 12:15pm, Library Room, IUS, free, (812) 941-2209.
â€¢â€¢Ceruti Chamber Players, Jan. 26, 8pm, U of L School of Music Comstock Concert Hall, free, 852-6664.
Jazz Pianist Performance, Michael Kaeshammer, Jan. 28, 4pm and 8pm, $100 season subscriptions, Ogle Center in Stem Concert Hall, 361-3100.
IUS Different Drummer Series jazz-pianist Michael Kaeshammer plays two shows Jan. 28, 4 & 8pm, Ogle Center, 4201 Grant Line Rd., (812) 941-2526.
Ars Femina chamber music ensemble celebrates 20th anniversary with performance of Nannerl Mozart contemporaries, Jan. 29, 3pm, Ogle Center Recital Hall, 4201 Grant Line Rd., $8 adults, $6 students, seniors, 361-3100.
â€¢â€¢ â€œMade in the USAâ€ Louisville Youth Orchestra performance features selections from Copland, Mozart, Cage and Wagner, Jan. 29, 3pm, Clifton Center Theatre, 2117 Payne St., 896-8480.
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.