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€¢The Caper benefit auction for abused children includes Pat Day autograph session, Feb. 4, 2-5pm, KY Fair & Expo Ctr., West Hall A&B, $10 adv., $20 door, 636-2801 x209.
Art Sanctuary presents Soiree VI, Feb. 4, 7pm-2am, w/ music by Tyrone Cotton, Joe Dotson, AlphaBetty and more, Riverbend Winery, 120 S. 10th St., 724-1845.
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.
You Do Too Know Opera! columnist David Inman explores pervasiveness of opera within pop culture, Feb. 5, 3pm, Barnes & Noble, Summit, free, 584-4500.
â€¢â€¢â€œSexual Health, Naturallyâ€ a lecture discussing the lack of sex among married couples, Feb. 9, 7pm, 3738 Lexington Rd., 645-3423.
Imagine Collection features donated artwork from renowned Peter Bartlow Gallery, Feb. 10, 6pm, Seelbach Hilton Medallion Ballroom, tickets $100, 736-1008.
Bardstown Bound celebrates local area businesses with 15% discounts on clothing, food, etc., Feb. 10, 5-10pm, 721-8636.
â€œLive Creativelyâ€ Arts Showcase, fundraiser presents classic and contemporary art selections, runs Feb. 10-12, free, multiple venues, (859) 255-2951.
â€œEasy to Loveâ€ Valentine concert celebration features Rogers and Hammerstein selections among others, Feb. 11, 8pm, dinner & show tickets $100 each, Louisville Womenâ€™s Club, 1320 S. Fourth St., 589-4060.
Valentine Dinner Show and silent auction includes performance by Louisville Chorus, Feb. 11, 6pm, Galt House West Daisy Room, $100, 968-6300.
Second Sunday Poetry new location at Arts on Main, open mic and features poets, Feb. 11, 6pm, Main Street, Shelbyville, Ky., 647-1570.
Alien Earths Day/Exhibit, Feb. 11, exhibit runs through May. 7 at Louisville Science Center, 727 W. Main St., 560-7159.
Riverbend Winery presents Silk Belly Dance evening, w/ a Silk Valentine Dessert Cabaret, Feb. 11, 9pm, $30 couple, $15 individual, 120 S. 10th St., 727-5491.
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.
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.
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.
â€¢â€¢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.
Hexona Exhibit features private works of experimental art on display from collection of six artists, Feb. 3, 7pm, Adorno Studio, 2418 E. Main St., 767-8051.
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.
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.
â€œNew Growth: Signs of Lifeâ€ exhibit features flame-blown glass depictions of primitive plant life, Feb. 10-April 1, Tue.-Sat. 10am-4pm, grand opening March 3, 5:30pm, Flame Run Gallery, 828 E. Market, 584-5353.
â€¢â€¢ â€œWho Ever Said Women Canâ€™t Paintâ€ exhibit includes prominent women artists of 20th century, Feb. 10-28, Mon.-Sat. 1-6pm, reception Feb. 10, 5-8pm, Higgins Maxwell Gallery, 1200 Payne St., 584-7001.
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.
Gaela Erwin: â€œFacing the Subjectâ€ features self-portraits by local artist as historical figures, runs Feb. 14-June 25, Speed Art Museum, 634-2700.
â€˜Heads Up Kentucky!â€™ â€” vote for your favorite â€œhead,â€ winner recognized Feb. 17, www.headsupkentucky.org.
â€œArt Meets Activismâ€ grants guidelines, application forms available, workshop Feb. 18, 10-12:30pm, main branch of Louisville Free Public Library, 562-0045.
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.
Indiana Cartoons and Cartoonists traveling exhibit spotlights Indiana artists, thru Feb. 27, Scott County Heritage Center and Museum, (812) 752-1050.
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.
â€¢â€¢Weekend artist residencies at Hopscotch House for KY Foundation for Women, dates are March 10-12, April 7-9, June 9-11, 228-4875.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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 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€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€¢â€¢Hanover College Theatre presents â€œThe Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe,â€ by Jane Wagner, Feb. 2-5, 8pm, Parker Aud., Hanover College, 812-866-7185.
Louisville Repertory Company presents Woody Allenâ€™s â€œPlay It Again Sam,â€ Feb. 2-4, 10-11, 8pm, Feb. 12, 2pm, $12, KY Centerâ€™s MeX Theater, 584-7777.
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.
Project Improv creates comedic plays, inspired by audience suggestions, Feb. 3, 9pm, Kentucky Theater. 651 S. 4th St., $5, 641-2813.
â€¢â€¢ 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€œSecond Samuelâ€ presented by Little Colonel Playhouse tells story of small town turned upside down by passing of respected citizen, Feb. 3-4, 8pm, final performance Feb. 5, 2pm, $10-$12, 241-0145.
Actors Theatre presents â€œI Am My Own Wife,â€ about a transvestite in Nazi Germany, thru Feb. 5, 316 W. Main St., 584-1205.
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€œWade, Swing, Lift and Overcomeâ€ dramatic concert celebrates African-American freedom legacy, Juneteenth Theatre, Feb. 9-19, Thu.-Sun. 7pm, Sat. 9pm, Big Hoppâ€™s, 800 W. Market, $15 individual, $25 pair, 636-4200.
â€œSecret Notes from Famous and Not So Famous Lovers,â€ assortment of fast-paced hit Broadway love songs, Feb. 10, dinner 7pm, show 8pm; Murder Mystery adds comedic touch to bizarre murder story, Feb. 24, 7pm; Culbertson West Dinner Theatre, (812) 981-0870.
â€œThe Foreigner,â€ present by Derby Dinner Playhouse, Clarksville, thru Feb. 19, 812-288-8281, www.derbydinner.com.
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.
â€¢â€¢Music Scholarship Auditions at IU Southeast, open to any student considering music major, Feb. 11, 9:30am-3:30pm, 4201 Grant Line Rd., (812) 941-2655
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.
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.
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.
Young Adult Book Discussion Club meets Feb. 7 at New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, 6:30pm, main floor, (812) 944-8464.
Open Book Discussion presented by IU Southeast, Feb. 9, 7pm, Feb. 10, noon, â€œMemoirs of a Geisha,â€ Library Room 230, 812-941-2209.
â€¢â€¢Detective Shana Farmer discusses career as police officer, w/ Ohio River Valley Chapter of Sisters in Crime, Feb. 11, 1:30pm, free, Barnes & Noble, Hurstbourne, 426-0255.
Informational Lecture and Signing given by local author of â€œPainless Cancer Cures & Preventions,â€ Feb. 11, 11am-2pm, 3738 Lexington Rd., 896-0189.
Web Developer Ben Woods signs copies of book â€œThe Developers,â€ Feb. 12, 4pm; author Kay Gill reads from and signs copies of novel â€œMirelâ€™s Daughter,â€ Feb. 15, 7pm, Carmichaelâ€™s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Ave., 896-6950.
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.
â€¢â€¢Informal writing group meets second Tue. of month at the Fern Creek Library, 6-8pm, 955-8143.
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€¢Filmmaking Adventure participants view Kino screenings and produce five minute shorts with a 48-hour period, Feb. 9 & 11, 7-9pm, Rudyard Kipling, 422 W. Oak St., $5, 807-9202.
Louisville Cinema Society meets fourth Thu. of month, Oscarâ€™s Bar and Grill, Floyd & Market, 6:30pm, also Movie Trivia Night fourth Thu. at Oscarâ€™s, 7pm, 533-0683, www.louisvillecinemasociety.com.
Musician Ashton Allen performs at Barnes & Noble, 801 S. Hurstbourne, Feb. 1, 7pm, free, 426-0255.
â€¢â€¢IU Southeast Concert Band plays Winter Pops Concert, Feb. 5, 3pm, Stem Concert Hall, Ogle Center, 4201 Grant Line Road, New Albany, $7 adults, $5 students/seniors, 361-3100.
Choral Arts Society performs Pizzetti and Rachmaninoff selections, Feb. 12, 8pm, St. Martin of Tours Church, 615 S. Shelby St., $15, $8 students, 228-1176.
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.