Portraits and Figurative Art Class — taught by Judy Grundy, Jan 25, 6-9pm, $75, Douglas Community Center, 2305 Douglas Blvd, 456-8120.
F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop & Ball — Mardi Gras-style ball features contests, door prizes and more, Jan. 26, 9pm, Mellwood Arts Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 721-9148.
••Bond Lobster Bond — Actors Theatre’s annual fundraiser lobster dinner, Jan. 27, 8pm, $175,The Seelbach, 500 S. 4th St, 584-1265.
The Brass Gala — U of L School of Music fundraiser to help send The Cardinal Brass to Germany this summer, Jan. 28, 7:30pm, Comstock Concert Hall, 852-7857.
Francisco’s Farm Arts Festival at Midway College — Artist Application Deadline Jan. 31, show dates June 16-17, 598-9063.
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.
Pigment Gallery — presents hand-painted silks by Luci Mistratov & mixed media works by Roxanne Clark, Jan. 25-Feb. 28, artist reception Jan. 25 followed by Frankfort Ave. Mardi Gras Ball, 9pm-12am, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 895-3650.
Jim Mahanes Studio & Gallery — watercolor paintings “Floral Delights” by Tomy Lee, weekends thru Jan. 28, Fri. 6-9pm, Sat. 1-6pm, Sun. 2-5pm, 1611 Story Ave., email@example.com.
••Flame Run — “The Glass Canvas” highlights Swedish technique, solo exhibit featuring works by Susie Slabaugh, Jan. 27-Feb. 28, 828 E. Market St., 584-5353.
••Speed Art Museum & Louisville Ballet — host a community day to celebrate African Art and Culture, Jan. 27, 12-3pm, 2035 S. Third St, 583-0006.
Red Tree Showcase — artists Dan Torpey, Carol Tait and Laura Faber display works, thru Jan. 31, 701 E. Market St., 582-2555.
Inspired Leap — Artist Richard Francis presents a retrospective collection, thru Jan. 31, Days Coffee, 1420 Bardstown Rd., 458-5036.
Morrison Gallery — “Nesting Instinct” by Dennis Shaffner, thru Jan. 31, 610 College St. Rd., Elizabethtown, Ky.
Buzz Worx — 12 geometric-abstract Quilt Paintings by Richard Francis, thru Jan. 31, 718 W. Main St, 583-4004.
Butcher Block Gallery — Joseph Lappie’s exhibition “As if They Never Left Us” will be on display, through Jan. 31, by appointment, 931 E Main St., 802-9993.
Cutting Corners — the works of Brent Michael take a look at Louisville’s street corners, thru Feb. 2, Brown Hotel Gallery, 335 W Broadway, 583-1234.
Jacque Parsley Gallery and Studio — “Jacqued Up,” an exhibit of mixed media collages, through Feb. 3, 620 Baxter Ave., 396-5383.
••The 930 — artist Ying Kit Chan and photographer Michael Wilson display their work, thru Feb. 5, 930 Mary St., 494-7042.
Pyro Gallery — “Heal Thyself” prints by Kate Sedgwick, thru Feb. 10, 624 W. Main St., 587-0106.
Zephyr Gallery — Sarah Lyon photography, thru Feb. 10, 610 E. Market St., 585-5646.
Hite Art Institute — presents Masters Thesis exhibitions by Michael Brohm & Sheila Flener, thru Feb. 11, Schneider Hall, U of L Belknap Campus, 852-4483.
Huff Gallery at Spalding University — “Jen Pellerin: Private/Public” sculpture exhibit, thru Feb. 11, 8am-10pm, 853 S 4th St., 585-7122.
Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center — Artist in Residency Program opening, application deadline Feb. 15, 895-3650.
Chapman Friedman Gallery — New Paintings by Tamar Kander and Patrick Adams, thru Feb. 17, 624 W. Main St., 584-7954.
Mary Anderson Center — Loftus House exhibit “Saving Face” by Kim Sandage (mixed media) and Blackburn Gallery exhibit â€¨”Briarpatch Fairy Tales” by Elizabeth Spotswood Alexander (carved wood), both thru Feb. 24, Mount St. Francis in Floyds â€¨Knobs, (812) 923-6942.
Kaviar Forge & Gallery — “Painting as Meditation” the work of Brian Millar, thru Feb 24, Thu & Fri 1pm-6pm, Sat 12pm-4pm, 1718 Frankfort Ave., 561-0377.
Paul Paletti Gallery — presenting “Art of Photogravure,” 713 E. Market St., thru Feb. 28, 589-9254.
••Embroiderer’s Guild of America — presents “Verse-Atility,” an exhibition of verse in needlework, thru Feb. 28, 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri, 426 W. Jefferson St, 589-6956.
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft — presents two folk art exhibitions “Slow Time” and “Lebanon Junction,” thru March 3, Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm, Sat. 11am-5pm, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102.
Carnegie Center for Art and History — “Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie,” thru March 8, Tue-Sat 10am-5:30pm, 201 E. Spring St., New Albany, 812-944-7336.
Webster University — hosting two NCECA shows in Visual Arts Center, “At Home & Away: Intimate Portraits” by Amy Sanders & Alyssa Wood & “Out of My Mind” by Mitch Lyons, thru March 17, 1031 Zorn Ave., 896-1835.
Deven 7 Studios — presents “Winter Works” by Mike Sebastian, a collection of industrial geometrics and portraits, thru March 24, 825 S. Floyd St., 582-2333.
Oldham Co. History Center — Oldham County Barns, an exhibit by Ann Carter, thru April 15, 106 N. Second Ave., LaGrange, Ky., 502-222-0826.
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.
Application for Art Fair — Ursuline Campus accepting applications for 2007 Art Fair, available online at www.ursulineslou.org/artfairjuryingforms.asp or 896-3999.
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, coffeemailart.websiteanimal.com.
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, www.groups.yahoo.com/group/louisvillearttalk.
Mary Anderson Center — looking for emerging, serious artists to exhibit at Mount St. Francis in Floyds Knobs, two small galleries, (812) 923-8602 or maryandersoncenter.org.
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, 624 W. Main St., 587-0106.
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, www.accesstothearts.org.
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 and tours, tour hot-glass and cold-glass studios, 10am-4pm, free, 828 Market St, 584-5353.
Glassworks — offers classes, 992-3016.
Walden Theatre — presents “Moliere’s Tartuffe,” Jan. 25-26, 7:30pm, Jan. 27, 2pm, at MeX Theatre at KY Center, 584-7777.
••The Little Colonel Players — presents a mystery whodunnit of “Ten Little Indians,” Jan 25-28, Feb 2-4, Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 2:30pm, $10 & $15, Mt. Mercy Dr, Pewee Valley KY, 588-1557.
Actors Theatre — presents “The Late Seating,” a mixture of performance, visual art, and music, Jan. 26, 10:30pm, $12; also, “Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure,” Jan. 30-Feb. 24, $26-$51; also “9 Parts of Desire,” thru Feb. 4, $17-$30; also, “Mary’s Wedding,” a sweeping love story by Stephen Massicotte, thru Feb. 3, $20-$36, 3rd & Main St., 584-1205.
Specific Gravity Ensemble — local environmental theater group presents “Elevator Plays,” Jan 26-27, Feb 2-3, 8pm, $10, Starks Building Elevators, 384-2743.
••UofL Theater Dept. — presents “Refractions,” $7-$10, Jan. 31-Feb. 4, 8pm, Feb. 4, 3pm, Thrust Theater (Floyd & Warnock Sts.), www.louisville.edu.
CenterStage — presents “Chicago: The Musical,” thru Feb. 4, $12-$18, Jewish Community Center, 3600 Dutchmans Ln., 450-0660.
Derby Dinner Playhouse — presents “Divorce Southern Style,” thru Feb. 18, 525 Marriott Dr., Clarksville, 812-288-8281.
Fox in the Morning Idol 2007 — WDRB morning show hosting public singing audition, 16 yrs+, Jan. 27, 9am, Spalding University Auditorium, 4th and York St, 562-5746.
Little Colonel Theater — holding auditions for “Crimes of the Heart,” need men and women 18+, cold readings from script, Jan. 28-29, 7pm, Mt Mercy Dr, Pewee Valley, 797-5634.
••Mellwood Arts Center — looking for street performers/acoustical music acts to perform throughout complex, 895-3650.
Heidi’s HOWsE Party — auditions held last Mon. of month, 415-3643 or www.howseparty.com.
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, www.msco.com.
Celebration of Life Photography Contest — showcase for new/emerging artists, winners featured in Louisville galleries during Derby ’07, deadline Feb. 17, www.celebratelifephotocontest.com.
Pigment Gallery — call for artists submit artwork for solo or group exhibits for 2007, open to Mellwood Arts tenants & non-tenants, firstname.lastname@example.org.
IU Southeast — needs instrumentalists and singers to join ensembles, (812) 941-2655 or www.ius.edu/music.
Louisville Chorus — auditions on-going for qualified singers, all sections, 968-6300.
Women’s Film Festival — weekly showings thru January, featuring “Born Into Brothels,” Jan. 25, 6pm, free, Ursuline Motherhouse Library, 3115 Lexington Rd., 212-1750.
••Comstock Hall, UofL — School of Music presents “Mark of Zorro,” 1920s film w/ Steiner organ & its 60 sets of organ pipes, Jan. 26, www.louisville.edu.
KinoLouisville —10-minute or less films shown in an open screening, pre-registration required, call for submissions, Jan. 27, 8pm, $5, Mellwood Arts Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 807-9202.
••Borders Bookstore — presents author signing/storytelling with “Riley’s Bow-Wow Blast” author Shannon Ganbill, Jan. 26, 6pm, 7807 Shelbyville Rd., 423-9555.
Filson Historical Society — join author James Archambeault for a lecture and signing of photo book “Historic Kentucky,” Jan. 26, noon; also, join Rick Bell as he discusses new book, “The Great Flood of 1937,” Jan 31, noon, 1310 S 3rd St, 635-5083.
Women Who Write — welcomes women writers, meets first Thu. of month, Highland-Shelby Park Library, Mid-City Mall, 6:30-8:30pm, 451-7941 or www.womenwhowrite.com.
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 Tues. 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 — 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, http://scifi.meetup.com/32/.
UofL School of Music — will perform w/ faculty artists John Moore (saxophone) & Krista Wallace-Boaz (piano), Jan. 24, 8pm; 852-4137.
Hootenanny — celebration at Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church, Jan 26, 7pm, $5, 4936 Brownsboro Rd.
••IU Philharmonic Orchestra — comes to IUS Ogle Center for concert featuring Russian composers Igor Stravinsky and Sergei Rachmaninoff, Jan. 27, 7:30pm, $5, http://oglecenter.ius.edu.
••Louisville Orchestra — presents Yum! Brands orKIDStra-Moving Music, Jan. 27, 11am, $15; also, Fund for the Arts hosts a free all-Brahms celebration with Jorge Mester and others, Jan. 28, 3pm, Brown Theatre, 315 W Broadway, 584-7777.
Music fellowship — at Mary Anderson Center, includes a stipend, www.maryandersoncenter.org or (812) 923-8602.
Downtown Sounds — third Thursday Trolley Bop, third Thu. of month, many varieties of live music throughout downtown, www.thirdthursday.info.
MERF — Musicians Emergency Resource Foundation needs volunteers, 244-4790.