Arts & Entertainment

Holiday Events

English Madrigal Dinner & Bazaar — hosted by Floyd Central High School, festive entertainment & good food, $18-$25, Dec. 1-2, reservations req.; bazaar Dec. 2, 9am-2pm; 6575 Old Vincennes Rd. in Floyds Knob Ind.: (812) 923-8811 x333.
Olde Tyme Christmas — hosted by World Communities of Louisville Inc., bazaar w/ food, crafts, vendors & entertainment, at Clifton Center, 2117 Payne St.: Dec. 2, 10am-4pm, 896-8480.
••Bardstown Road Aglow — festival hosted by the Highlands & Highland Commerce Guild, w/ sidewalk entertainment for shoppers, along Bardstown Rd. & Baxter Ave.: Dec. 2, dusk-10pm,
Holiday Pottery Sale — the Mary Anderson Center at Mount St. Francis hosts, Dec 2-3, Sat 10am-2pm, Sun 12pm-4pm, 101 St. Anthony Dr, St. Francis, Ind., 812-923-8817.
••Holiday Fare — IUS Community Chorus presents Schubert’s “Mass in G,” at Ogle Center, 4201 Grant Line Rd. in New Albany: $5-$7, Dec. 3, 3pm, 361-3100 (tickets), (812) 941-2655 (info).
Christmas Choral Extravaganza — presented by 90.5 WUOL, at St. Martin of Tours, corner of S. Shelby & E. Gray: $10-$15, Dec. 3, 3pm, 814-6542.
Regional Arts & Holiday Crafts Event — hosted by the Portland Museum, Dec. 3, 1pm-5:30pm, 2308 Portland Ave., 776-7678.
Holiday Gift Collection — Actors Theatre, with Cabinet for Families & Children, collects gifts for disadvantaged children, thru Dec. 20, 316 W Main St., 584-1265.
Blow Ho Ho! — Glassworks invites public to blow their own glass ornament, reservations req., 815 W. Market St.: $40, thru Jan. 6, Thu.-Sun., 992-3056.

Special Events

Glassworks — Seconds Annual Sale, features work from their resident artists that are not quite perfect, Dec. 1, 6pm; Friends Craft Sale, work from photography to pottery, Dec. 3, noon-5pm; 815 W. Market St. 584-4510.
••Louisville Ballet — hosting “The Nutcracker Sweet & Savory” evening benefit, w/ hors d’oeuvres & desserts from countries in “Nutcracker,” Mellwood A&E Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave.: $125 (person), $2000 (10), Dec. 2, 7-10:30pm, 583-3150 x229.
Clay Sale  — at Mary Anderson Center in Floyds Knob, Ind., Mount Street Dr.: Dec. 2-3, 9-10, 16-17; Dec. 3 at noon-4pm, Sat. at 10am-2pm, other Sun. 10am-4pm, (812) 923-6942.
Full Moon Ghost Tours — tours of Old Louisville’s Victorian neighborhood: Dec. 5, every tour departs from the Visitors Center at 9pm, 218 W. Oak St., 637-2922.
Soapbox Sirens — free open forum for artistry/music/poetry/politics, third Thu., 8pm, Alternative 1032 Story Ave., 561-7613.
Collaboratory — evening of live music, poetry, graphic arts, collaborative and spontaneous multi-media jams, free, all ages, last Sat./month, 7:30pm, 1741 Frankfort Ave., 896-0172.

Visual Arts

Metro Arts — student pottery exhibition, 8360 Dixie Hwy.: thru Nov. 29, Mon.-Thu. at 10am-8pm, Fri. & Sat. at 10am-4pm, 937-2055.
Butcher Block Gallery — new art gallery celebrating opening w/ group art show titled “New Kids on the Block,” 931 E. Main St., exhibit on display thru Nov. 30, 544-2043.
••Hite Art Institute — 14 graduating seniors exhibiting recent artwork, many mediums, completed for BFA requirements, Schneider Hall in UofL: opening reception Nov. 30, 5-8pm, thru Dec. 22, 852-4483.
Pyro Gallery — presents “Wrinkle” & “Off the Wall Group Show,” art priced $25-$500, 624 W. Main St.: Dec. 1, 5-9pm, 587-0106.
Paul Paletti Gallery — presents “Witness,” a gallery of photographs by renowned photojournalist James Nachtwey, thru Nov. 30, 5-9pm, free, 713 E Market St., 589-9254.
Jennica’s — exhibit “Blue Highways” oil on canvas paintings by Richard Rink, 636 E. Market St.: thru Nov. 30, 587-8720.
Zephyr Gallery — presents show by Jenni Deamer & Liz Watkins, thru Nov. 30, 610 E. Market St. 585-5646.
Day’s Espresso & Coffee — presents Louisville natives Daina & Christine (VanHeuklon) Selter, displaying art works in oil, pastels and graphite, Dec. 1-31, opening reception for “Selter Sisters,” Dec. 1, 6-9pm, 1420 Bardstown Rd., 456-1170.
Buzz Worx — 12 geometric-abstract Quilt Paintings by Richard Francis, Dec 1-30, 718 W. Main St, 583-4004.
Art Gallery at KY Center — Ewa Perz’s solo art exhibition, Dec 1, 5:30pm, 501 W Main St,
••Butcher’s Block Gallery — $20 art sale “It’s all about the Jacksons,” Dec 1, 6pm-10pm, 931 E Main St, 544-2043.
UnderGround Art Space — presents “Masquerade” exhibit, thru Dec. 2, 1235 Bardstown Rd., 459-8005.
Mary Anderson Center — Loftus House exhibiting “Saving Face” by Kim Sandage, Dec. 2-Jan.13; Blackburn Studio exhibiting “Briarpatch Fairy Tales” by Elizabeth Spotswood Alexander, Dec. 3-Jan. 13; reception for both Dec. 3, noon-4pm, Mount Street Ave. in Floyds Knob, Ind., (812) 923-6942.
Mad About Art — local artist exhibit by Richard Francis, Dec 3, 1pm-5pm, 625 Baxter Ave., 568-4916.
Diamante Bar & Grille — local artist exhibit by Richard Francis, Dec 3, 2280 Bardstown Rd, 456-1705.
Brown Hotel — local artist Jeaneen Barnhart showing pieces from “Equine Passion” series for Gallery Showcase; Fourth St. & Broadway, thru Dec. 6, 583-1234.
Call for Entries — women artists invited to submit work for Women of Wisdom Exhibit, “A Woman’s Journey” on March 2-8: deadline Dec. 6, 584-8090,
galerie hertz — exhibiting Tom Pfannerstill’s works “From the Street,” 711 S. Third St.: now thru Dec. 9, Wed.-Fri. at 11am-5pm, Sat. at 11am-3pm w/ appointment, 584-3547.
••Bardstown Art Gallery — exhibiting oils, watercolors, & drawings by Jim Cantrell from past three decades, 214 W. Stephen Foster Ave.: thru Dec. 10, Tue.-Sat. at 10:30am-6pm, 348-6488.
Huff Gallery — presents “Adam Alli: Road to Exile” curated by Craig Bunting, Spalding University, thru Dec. 14, 853 S. Fourth St., 585-7122.
Jane Morgan Studio & Gallery — presents “Transitions: Works on Paper & Canvas” by E. Gregory Siler, 4838 Brownsboro Center: thru Dec. 20, 592-7835.
Jeffersontown Historical Museum — display artifacts from various historic Jeffersontown schools, as well as video oral history documenting history of various J-town residents, thru Dec. 21, 10635 Watterson Trail, Jeffersontown, Ky., 261-8290.
“Pillows Talk” — exhibit about pillows, Gallery Hop opening, 624 W. Main St.: thru Dec. 23, gallery hours Tue. & Wed., 1-5pm, 584-7954.
Garner-Furnish Studio — presents “The Brown Paintings” by Joyce Garner, 642 E. Market St.: thru Dec. 23, Wed.-Sat., 12-5pm, 641-8086.
Carnegie Center for Art & History — exhibit “Ed Hamilton: The Making of a Man and a Monument,” thru Dec 30, 201 E. Spring St., New Albany, 812-944-7336.  
Lionheart Gallery — exhibiting new abstract paintings by Eugene Thomas from “Belvedere,” Hyatt Regency, 313 S. Fourth St.: thru Dec. 31, 568-3030.
Kaviar Forge & Gallery — exhibiting painter Rick Wilson’s new works, 1718 Frankfort Ave., thru Dec. 30, 561-0377.
Carnegie Center — announces new exhibit “Ed Hamilton: The Making of a Man and a Monument,” with guest curator Dr. Dario Covi, 201 E. Spring St. in New Albany Ind.: thru Dec. 30, Tue.-Sat., 10am-5:30pm, (812) 944-7336.
Artist’s Appreciation Show — by Deven 7 Studios Custom Picture Framing & Fine Art Restoration, 100 percent proceeds to 10 local artists showing, 825 S. Floyd St.: now thru Dec. 31 Tue.-Sat., 582-2333.
New Center for Contemporary Art — presents Melissa Dadourian, 742 E. Market St.: runs thru Jan. 23, 552-2994,
Brown Williamson Tower in Middleton Reulinger firm — photographer/attorney Don Vish exhibit “Eccentric Views of Louisville,” photos of Louisville landmarks and businesses, top floor, ongoing, 584-1135.
Carnegie Center — “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Courage: Men and Women of the Underground Railroad” permanent exhibit now open, 201 E. Spring St., IN, (812) 944-7336.
“Window Comics” — ongoing public art installation by Jeffrey Scott Holland, 1661 Story Ave., 582-1674.
••Call for Artists — MailArt project seeking postcard-sized submissions for theme “Coffee – How Does it Make You Feel?,” results displayed at Day’s Espresso & Coffee Bar in March 2007,
Call for Subjects — local photographer seeks women who lost their mothers as children (age 20 or younger), 891-0434.
Co-op Gallery — looking for serious artists for Gallery 10 Seventy at Mellwood Arts Center, 548-3921.
Louisville Artists — join “Louisville Art Talk” forum on Louisville art-related topics,
Mary Anderson Center — seeking artists to exhibit, (812) 923-8602.
Full Moon Yoga — free space available for women artists to use as gallery during F.A.T. Fridays, 2001 Frankfort Ave., 894-0094.
Pyro Gallery — seeking experienced artists who are interested in dynamic co-operative gallery, 452-2008.
Gallery Hops — first Fridays of every month, 5-9pm. 589-0102.
F.A.T. (Frankfort Ave. Trolley) hops — 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.
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,
Carnegie Center for Art and History — art classes for pre-school to adult, New Albany, 944-7336.
Jewish Community Center — offers art classes, 459-0660.
Bernheim — offers watercolor painting classes for adults and children, 955-8512 x 251.
Flame Run Gallery — offers classes, 584-5353.
Glassworks — offers classes, 992-3016.

Performing Arts

Walden Theatre — presents “Language of Angels,” Nov. 30, Dec. 1-2, 7-9, 7:30pm, Dec. 2 & 9 at 2pm, at MeX Theatre in KY Center, 589-0084.
••UofL Dance Theatre — presents “Clara’s Dream,” their rendition of “The Nutcracker,” $8-$12, Dec 1-2, 7pm, matinee Dec. 2 at 3pm, Comstock Hall at UofL, 852-6878.
Hayswood Theatre — presents “A Christmas Carol,” Dec 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 2pm, $12, 115 S Capitol Ave, Corydon Ave., 812-734-0583.
••Presentation Academy — presents “Once Upon a Mattress” Dec 1-2, Clifton Center, 2117 Payne St, 896-8480.
Derby Dinner Playhouse — presents “A Winnie the Pooh Christmas Tail,” Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, $15-$20, breakfast at 9am, lunch at noon, 525 Marriott Dr. in Clarksville, (812) 288-8281.
Cathedral of the Assumption — “Haunted by God: The Life of Dorothy Day” a one-act play, Dec 5, 7pm, 433 S 5th St, 582-2971.
Actors Theatre — presents “The Chosen,” an adaptation from Chaim Potok’s novel, thru Dec. 9, $20-$36; Fifth Third Bank’s “A Christmas Carol,” $17-$40, thru Dec. 23; and “A Tuna Christmas,” thru Jan. 4, $17-$40, 316 W. Main St., 584-1205.
KY Repertory Theatre — presents “A Christmas Carol,” now thru Dec. 22, at Horse Cave, (270) 786-2177.
Clarksville Little Theater — presents “A Christmas Survival Guide,” $30-$40, thru Dec. 31, evening, 6pm, Sun. & Wed. matinee, 11:45am, 301 E. Montgomery Ave., Clarksville, (812) 253-6522.
WhoDunnit Murder Mystery Theater — presents “The Twelve Murders of Christmas,” at Masterson’s, 1830 S. Third St.: $39.95 includes meal, thru Jan. 6, 6:30pm, Sat. evenings, 426-7100.
Indicators Improv — performs every first Thu., 11pm, free, Diamond’s Pub and Billiards, 3814 Frankfort Ave., (423) 943-8150.
Project Improv, a long form improv troupe — performs every Fri., 9pm, KY Theater, 651 S. Fourth St.,


Little Colonel Playhouse — holding auditions for “Ten Little Indians,” Dec 3, 2pm, Dec 4, 7pm, Men and Women 18+, 302 Mt Mercy Dr, Peewee Valley, Ky., 797-5634.
••Hayswood Theatre — holding auditions for “A Sound of Music,” Dec 3-4, 7pm, 115 S Capital Ave., 502-295-2628.
Pigment Gallery — call for artists submit artwork for solo or group exhibits for 2007, open to Mellwood Arts tenants & non-tenants, [email protected].
Call for Scripts — Specific Gravity Ensemble Theater Company requesting submission of 90 second plays for upcoming production “Elevator Plays: Ascend-Descend/Assent-Dissent” for Jan. 2007: deadline Dec. 15, [email protected].
Girls Going Places — Guardian presents seventh annual entrepreneurship program, national call for nominations of young women; 15 girls awarded total of $30,000 thru submission of 750-1,000 word essay; thru Feb. 16, 914-251-1500,
Celebration of Life Photography Contest — showcase for new/emerging artists, winners featured in Louisville galleries during Derby ’07, deadline Feb. 17,
IU Southeast — needs instrumentalists and singers to join ensembles, (812) 941-2655 or
Louisville Chorus — auditions on-going for qualified singers, all sections, 968-6300.


••President Jimmy Carter — will sign new book, “Palestine Peace Not Apartheid,” Nov. 30, 6-8pm, at the Sam’s Club in Jeffersontown, 267-0432.
Women’s Center — at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, presents two free poetry readings; Dr. Bob Randolph will read from his book “Floating Girl,” Dec. 1, 7-9pm; Mary Cartledge will read from her book “Semi-sweetness & Light,” Dec. 8, 7-9pm; 1044 Alta Vista Rd., 922-5423.
••Richard Taylor — will read from and sign his book “Sue Mundy” Dec. 2, 3-5pm, A Reader’s Corner Books, 138 Breckenridge Ln, 897-5578.
Barnes & Noble — author Obert Sky signing copies of latest children’s book “Leven Thumps & the Whispered Secret,” 4100 Summit Plaza Dr.: Dec. 5, 6:30pm, 327-0410.
••Jewish Festival of the Book — authors presentations at Jewish Community Center, 3600 Dutchmans Ln.: $5, 7:30pm, Kay Gill Nov. 30, Ruth Ellenson Dec. 5, Rich Cohen Dec. 7; 459-0660.
Filson Roundtable — book discussion of “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” by Doris Kearns Goodwin, 1310 S. Third St.: Dec. 6, 4pm, 635-5083.
Women Who Write welcomes women writers, meets first Thu. of month, Highland-Shelby Park Library, 
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, Fourth and Hill sts., 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,
Mystery Book Discussion Group meets the second Wed. of the month, New Albany-Floyd County Public Library, IN, 949-3523.
Science Fiction/Fantasy Readers Group — meets 7pm, fourth Mon. of the month, Barnes and Noble, 801 S. Hurstbourne,


••UofL School of Music — presents “Before the Music Dies,” at Bird Hall SoM on Cardinal Ave.: free, Nov. 29, 4:30pm, 852-1838.


UofL Music Ensemble Performances — saxophone and flute, Nov. 29, 8pm, classical guitar, Dec 1, 7pm, string chamber, Dec 4, 8pm, Comstock Hall U of L, 852-4137.
Madrigal Feast — presented by Ballard High School Madrigal Singers, at St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church, 6710 Wolf Pen Branch Rd.: $30, Nov. 30, Dec. 1-2, 6:30pm, 485-8613.
Broadway Pops — Jewish Community Center Orchestra hosting gala for 90th anniversary season, at Linker Auditorium in JCC, 3600 Dutchman’s Ln.: concert $14 (members), $18 (non), gala $35, Dec. 2, 459-0660.
Gheens Great Expectations Series — renowned pianist Kit Armstrong w/ Louisville Youth Orchestra will perform concert, Brown Theatre, 315 W. Broadway: $5-$16.50, Dec. 2, 7pm, 584-7777.
••Bach Society — performing Handel’s holiday classic “Messiah,” St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1000 N. Beckley Station Rd.: $17, Dec. 3, 3pm, 585-BACH.
••Leopard Percussionists — present “2006 Big Gig,” Brown Theatre, 315 W. Broadway: $12, Dec. 3, 4pm, 635-2LLP.
Contemplative Concert — w/ pianist Harry Pickens, at James Lee Presbyterian Church, 1741 Frankfort Ave. at William St.: Dec. 3, 7:30pm.
Downtown Sounds — third Thursday Trolley Bop, third Thu. of month, many varieties of live music throughout downtown,
MERF — Musicians Emergency Resource Foundation needs volunteers, 244-4790.