••West Chestnut Baptist Church presents African Children’s Choir, March 29, 7pm, 1725 W. Chestnut St.; other church performance dates include March 31, April 2, 5, 7-9, (877) 532-8651 x4505 or www.africanchildrenschoir.com
U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology presents its 46th Annual Conference and Stage Expo including 4,000 delegates from U.S., Canada, Mexico and 30 other countries, March 29-April 1, KY International Convention Center, 560-0013 or www.usitt.org.
••Pet-Fish Productions presents 3rd annual Louisville Playwrights Festival featuring short plays, live music and art of Louisvillians, March 30-31, April 1 & 6-8, 7pm, $15, $12 students, Frazier Museum, 829 W. Main St., www.petfishproductions.com.
Fund for the Arts presents young art professional group NeXt in “The NeXt Stage,” featuring Big Band music and menu samplings from local restaurants, March 30, 6:30-9:30pm, Brown Theatre, 315 W. Broadway, 456-3326.
Jeshurun Congregation presents 35th annual Music Festival blending Middle Eastern music with Kentucky dulcimer sounds, March 30, 7pm, 2401 Woodbourne Ave., 451-4564.
New Albany Public Library presents “Hats! Elegant and Upscale” including walkthrough of the design process, April 1, 1:30pm, 180 W. Spring St., (812) 949-3523.
LEO presents “A Little Off Center,” a night of comedy starring Ant, host of VH1’s “Celebrity Fit Club,” April 1, 8pm, $25-$31, Kentucky Center, Bomhard Theater, 501 W. Main, 584-7777.
••Squallis Puppeteers present “Infestation of Fools,” fundraiser featuring local food, beverage & puppetry, April 1, 7-11pm, $25, 414 Baxter Ave., 3rd Floor, 540-4977.
Frazier Historical Museum presents “Andre Jeunet: A French Soldier’s View of WWI” including 200 self-snapped photos of the war, April 1-June 10, 829 W. Main St., 836-5347.
Louisville Central Community Center presents Jivin’ in Jamaica: A Visual & Performing Arts Experience of the Jamaican Culture, April 3-7, 10-2pm, $10 & $25,
UofL English Department presents “Exploring Kentucky’s Sense of Place,” with topics ranging from an aerial view of Kentucky to music’s place in Appalachia, April 5, 3-9pm, April 6, 12-5pm, Ekstrom Library Aud., 852-6171.
Metro United Way Book Harvest now thru April 28, need new, donated books for children, various locations, including Carmichael’s Bookstore, www.metrounitedway.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.
“Discover Louisville” Landmarks, tours scheduled second Sun., 1-4pm, Water Tower on River Road, $45, 574-2868.
Photographic Imaging Education Assoc. presents the International Student Show, March 30-May 3, 9am-10pm M-Th, Sa. 8am-12pm, Webster University 1031 Zorn, 2nd Level, 896-1835.
Hite Art Institute presents an exhibition of the candidates for the Bachelor of Fine Arts, Schneider Hall Belknap Campus, reception March 30, 5-8pm, exhibit runs thru April 15, 852-4483, www.art.louisville.edu.
••A Little Peace Cafe presents “Celebration of Life” photography contest winners exhibit, March 31-April 27, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 238-7301.
Crescent Hill Gallery presents “An Evening With Spike Frederick: New Paintings,” March 31, 6-9pm, exhibit runs thru April 22, 2720 Frankfort Ave., 893-0511.
Headley-Whitney Museum presents “A Cottage Industry: Sweaters Designed by Helen Bond Carruthers,” March 31-June 10, 4435 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, (859) 255-6653.
Hidden Hill Nursery presents High-Flying Weekend, March 31-April 1, 1011 Utica-Charlestown Rd., Utica, Ind., (812) 292-0524.
Oddity Studios presents The Big Bone Art Show, March 31, 6-9pm, 2101 Frankfort Ave., theodditystudios.com.
••Dunbar-Bryant Art Studio presents Derby Hats by Gwendolyn Gleason, March 31, 6-9pm, 2003 Frankfort Ave. 905-5966.
Higgins Maxwell Gallery presents “Hollywood Remembered,” incorporates Hollywood trash into exciting art, thru March 31, Mon.-Sat. 1-5pm, 1200 Payne St., 584-7001.
E&S Gallery presents quilts by Valerie White, thru March 31, 108 S. 10th St., 568-2005.
Meidinger Tower presents Douglas Maxson and “Large Landscapes,” collection of older watercolor works, thru March 31, works mounted and matted for $40, 462 S. Fourth St., 456-6686.
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, 828 E. Market, 584-5353.
Glassworks Blow a Glass Egg, April 1-15, $40, 815 W. Market, 992-3056.
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.
IU Southeast presents graduating Senior Art Show, featuring prints, ceramics and graphic design, thru April 6, M-Th 9-9pm, Fr 9-5pm, 4201 Grant Line Rd., (812) 941-2000.
KY Foundation for Women offers weekend artist residencies at Hopscotch House, April 7-9, June 9-11, 228-4875.
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.
Carnegie Center presents “Threads of Strength and Fortitude: Penny Sisto’s Slavery Series,” portrays slavery through depictions of servitude, thru April 15; “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage: Men and Women of the Underground Railroad” permanent exhibit now open, 201 E. Spring St., (812) 944-7336.
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.
Project Women presents “Women of Wisdom: Wise Women of Myth, Legend and History,” featuring art exhibits from local women artists, thru April 15, Bernheim Gallery, Louisville Free public Library, 301 York St., www.projectwomen.org.
••Jewish Community Ctr. presents artist/costume designer Zhanna Goldentul, in patio gallery, thru April 17, 3600 Dutchmans Ln., 238-2753.
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.
Jeffersontown Historical Museum presents Jeffersontown Family Quilts dating from 1870s-1960s, thru April 26, M-Fr 10-5pm, Sa. 10-2pm, 10635 Watterson Trail, 261-8290.
Portland Museum presents Michael W. Farmer’s “Inside Out” exhibit, thru April 28, 2308 Portland Ave., 776-7678.
Chase Gallery presents mixed media work by Joe McGee, “Pictorial Meditations on Verrocchio’s Equestrian Statue of Colleoni,” thru May 26, 416 W. Jefferson St., 896-2146.
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.
Improv Workshop 8-wk course begins, March 30, 7:30pm, 499-4205, www.creativeworkplace.com.
Necessary Theater presents “Valparaiso” by Don DeLillo, March 30-April 1, 8pm, MeX Theatre, KY Center, 584-7777.
••Hardin County Playhouse presents “The Cemetery Club,” about three Jewish widows who meet once a month for tea and visit their husbands’ graves, March 31-April 2, Fri-Sat., 8pm, Sun., 3pm, tickets $10 seniors/students, $12 general admission, 209 W. Dixie Hwy., (270) 351-0577.
Blue Apple Players present 30th anniversary celebration including behind-the-scenes look at growth of theater company, open houses take place 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.
Project Improv, a long form improv troupe, performs every Fri., 9pm, KY Theater, 651 S. 4th St., www.projectimprov.com.
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.
Full Circle Films musicians/actors needed, auditions April 1, 609 W. Main St., Suite 300, 569-1100.
Necessary Theatre auditions for “Birth, the Play,” April 2, 1-4pm, 142 Crescent Ave., 454-4370.
Bands wanted for Derby Fest. miniMarathon, April 29, 584-3378 ext. 822.
••Prime Time Singers preparing musical “Sentimental Journey,” looking for people 50 and over, Mondays, 3pm, Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 2800 Frankfort Ave., 896-4425.
Music Theatre Louisville has openings for two paid tech internships in stage sound and carpentry, 432-9943.
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.
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.
••Carmichael’s Bookstore presents authors Franz and Kurt Wisner, for book “Honeymoon w/ my Brother,” March 30, 7pm; also author Erik Reece w/ “Lost Mountain” April 1, 7pm, 2720 Frankfort Ave., 986-6950.
Community Reading Group discussing Marilynne Robinson’s “Gilead,” March 30, 7pm, Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 2800 Frankfort Ave., 896-4425.
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.
Abraham-Hicks Book Study, experience and discussion group on “Ask and it is Given,” Wed., 6:30pm, Unity of Louisville, 757 Brook St., 583-5559 x12.
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.
••KY Digital Media & Silver Hill Pictures World Premiere of “The Devoured,” March 30, 10pm, $7, Water Tower, 3005 River Rd., 897-1161.
Oldham Co. Arts Association presents comedic film “Wild Guys” from 2005 Bluegrass Independent Film Festival, March 31, 7pm, $5, Oldham Co. Arts Center, 7105 Floydsburg Rd., 241-6018.
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 third Thu. at Oscar’s, 7pm, 533-0683, www.louisvillecinemasociety.com.
••National Brass Championships March 31-April 1, IUS Ogle Center 4201 Grant Line Rd., $5-$10, 941-2345.
Georgia Brass Band at Field’s Episcopal Church, March 31, 7:30pm, 770-978-3987.
St. Meinrad presents prize-winning organist Yoon-Mi Lim, April 2, 2:30pm, 200 Hill Dr. St. Meinrad, Ind., 812-357-6501.
Free-Spirit Drumming Circle every first Sat. of month, beginning April 1, 6-9pm, $5, Kente International, 1602 Bardstown Rd., 459-4536.
KY Center Chamber Players present music by Beethoven & Brahms, April 2, 3pm, Stem Concert Hall IUS, $10, 327-9675.
Steilberg String Instruments presents Craig Wagner guitar hero, April 3, 7:30pm, free, 4029 Bardstown Rd., 491-2337.
New Albany Public Library presents Celtic Music by SwallowTale, April 4, 6:30-8pm, free, 180 W. Spring St., New Albany, 949-3523.
••Oldham Co. Arts Center presents Los Angeles-based jazz guitarist Sid Jacobs, performing fast runs with improvisation, April 6, 8pm, $10, 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.