Arts & Entertainment Listings


••Derby Festival Pow-Wow — featuring Native American dance and music, $5-$7, April 27, 5pm, April 28-29, 10am, Harbor Point at Waterfront Park, 935-7920.
Festival of the Arts — sponsored by Arts Council of Louisville, with vendors, Flamenco Louisville dancers, poetry and more, April 27-28, 10am-7pm, Jefferson Square Park, corner of Sixth and Jefferson, 585-9525.
••Bun & Run — Derby Mini-Marathon Breakfast benefiting Beechmont neighborhood, featuring music, coffee, doughnuts, biscuits & gravy, April 28, 6:30-10am, Gazebo, Southern Pwky & Woodlawn Ave., 523-8796.
Louisville Stoneware — hosting class for Derby Entertaining: “How To Have a Delicious Derby on the Fly” by Jeremi Sanders & Joycelyn Wiley, April 28; $15, 2-3:30pm, 731 Brent St., 582-1900.

Special Events

••River City Comedy Festival — First Annual performance of local and touring performers, April 27-28, Fri 7pm, Sat 8pm, $7, Rudyard Kipling, 422 W Oak St, 836-3090.
Legal Aide Society — hosting fundraiser “The Brush, Bottle & Barrel of the Bluegrass,” preview party for Cherokee Triangle Art Fair, featuring wine, bourbon, beer, food & silent auction, $75, April 27, 5:30-8:30pm, Athletic Center at Louisville Collegiate School, 2427 Glenmary Ave., 614-3110.
Tour of Mead Home — Russ & Sheila Mead hosting tour of their 8,000 square home to benefit Crane House, reservations req., $10 (members), $15 (non), April 28, 2-5pm, 1244 S. Third St. (Crane House), 635-2240.
••HappyTail Hour at Fest-a-ville — pet-friendly cocktail event with live music and games for you dog, April 30, 5-11pm, Waterfront Park, 574-3768.
Mike Linnig’s Music Fest — to benefit Crusade for Children, featuring bluegrass bands, karaoke competitions, dancers, guest DJ, hot rods & classic cars, raffle for Epiphone Electric guitar & Harley Davidson motorcycle, April 28-May 13, 9308 Cane Run Rd., 937-6197.
Bluegrass Jam Cruise — the International Bluegrass Music Museum partners with Carnival Cruise Lines, May 28-June 2, 1-888-448-4224 or visit
Collaboratory — evening of live music, poetry, graphic arts, collaborative and spontaneous multi-media jams, free, all ages, last Sat./month, 7:30pm, James Lees Presbyterian Church, 1741 Frankfort Ave., 896-0172.

Visual Arts

North End Cafe — hosts reception for “Recent Works by artist Joel Javier,” April 26, 6-9pm, 1722 Frankfort Ave., 896-8770.
Speed Art Museum — presents “Fluxus” performance, Jarosi Art History seminar presentation, free, April 26, 6pm, 2035 S. Third St., 852-6794.
Gallery, The Brown — presents showcasing paintings by Jamie Corum, April 27 reception, 6-8pm, runs April 27-June 8, Fourth & Broadway, 583-1234.
••Celebration of Life Photography — announces contest winners, April 27, 7pm, A Little Peace Café in Mellwood A&E Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 479-9247,
Kaviar Forge & Gallery — presents “Prints & Paintings” by John Haywood, thru June 2, reception April 27, 6-9pm, 1718 Frankfort Ave., 561-0377.
UofL — presents photo exhibit “Silent Witness,” portraits & stories of 14 women who were raped or sexually abused, to highlight awareness of domestic violence, thru April 27, in Ekstrom Library on Belknap Campus, 852-4479.
Mad About Art — presents “Moody Women & Jazz Greats” by Ellen Weis, Outsider Art of Tad Desanto & Recycled Dolls of Mary Jane Allen, thru April 28, 625 Baxter Ave., 568-4916.
Mellwood A&E Center — presents mixed media & fiber Artist in Residency Kim Sandage w/ open studio brunch, April 29, 1pm, exhibition “Saving Face” runs thru June 1, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 895-3650.
Metro Deli — presents “Now is the Time,” paintings by Richard Francis, curated by Chez Moi Art Gallery, thru July 4, reception May 4, 6-9pm, 400 W. Market St., 561-6206.
Pyro Gallery — presents “Between the Lines, a Look at the Negative,” paintings by Corie Neumayer, thru May 5, 624 W. Main St., 587-0106.
Bernheim Gallery — presents “New Artists of China,” free, thru May 11, Main Library, 301 York St., 574-1845.
••galerie hertz — presents “Albertus Gorman: New Sculpture from Falls of the Ohio,” thru May 12, 711 S. Third St., 584-3547.
Butcher Block Gallery — presents paintings of skateboard artists Don Pendleton & Dave Ackels, thru May 12, 931 E. Main St., 802-9993.
Speed Art Museum — presents “Building Books: The Art of David Macaulay,” $4-$8, thru May 13, 2035 S. Third St., 634-2700.
Zephyr Gallery — exhibit of paintings, photography and more from Kenneth Hayden and Patrick Donley, thru May 14, 610 E Market St., 585-5646.
930 Gallery — presents “Tribute for Kings” oilgraphy by Kevin Rolly, thru May 27, 930 Mary St., 494-7042,
Gayle Cerlan and Jacque Parsley Gallery — presents “SisterArtists” majolica ceramics by Cerlan and collage/assemblages by Parsley, thru May 30, 620 Baxter Ave., 396-5383.
Mona & Lisa’s Boutique & Gallery — presents “The Derby Girls,” paintings by Andre Foreman, thru May 31, 2031 Frankfort Ave., 896-9499.
KY Museum of Art & Craft — presents “Clay National” & “The Best of Kentucky Clay,” thru June 23, 715 W. Main St., 589-0155.
Deven 7 Studios — presents Plein Art Paintings by Dan DeYoung, thru June 23, 825 S. Floyd St. on 2nd floor, 582-2333.
21C Museum — “New Acquisitions and Highlights,” ongoing daily, 700 W. Main St., 217-6300.
Gallery 10 Seventy — presents local artists showing eclectic mix of work, ongoing, Mellwood A&E Center, 891-1565.
Brown Williamson Tower, Middleton Reulinger firm — photographer/attorney Donald 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.
••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 — opening for one serious artist in 3D or fiber, Gallery 10 Seventy at Mellwood Arts Center, 548-3921.
Louisville Artists — join “Louisville Art Talk” forum on Louisville art-related topics,
Mary Anderson Center — looking for emerging, serious artists to exhibit at Mount St. Francis in Floyds Knobs, two small galleries, (812) 923-8602 or
Full Moon Yoga — free space available for 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.
Access to the Arts Inc.— an arts and disability advocacy organization, making arts accessible to people with disabilities,
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.

Performing Arts

Rose Theatre — presents “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In,” $5-$12, April 25-28, 7pm, April 29, 2pm, Assumption High School, 2170 Tyler Ln., 271-2636.
••Providence High School — presents “Miss Saigon,” $13-$30, April 26-29, 8pm, 707 Providence Way in Clarksville, (812) 945-2538 x 120.
Freewheelin’ Theatre — presents “Fromage!” $5, April 27-28, 7pm, Rudyard Kipling, 422 W. Oak St., 636-1311.
Actors Theatre — presents their spring installment of The Late Seating, an Actors’ late-night arts series, April 27, 10pm, $5-$10, 316 W Main, 584-1205.
KY Center — presents comedian Mike Birbiglia’s show “Sleepwalk With Me,” $24.50, April 27, 8pm, Bomhard Theater, 584-7777.
Cavalry Episcopal Church — presents The BrandyWine production of “Noel & Mrs. P,” reception w/ hors d’oeuvres, wine, champagne, beer & soft drinks precedes show, $30, April 27, 6:30pm, $40, April 28, 6pm (w/ dinner), 821 S. Fourth St., 587-6011.
••Kentucky Repertory Theatre — to hold “Kentucky Voices,” a two-day play reading series of new plays by Kentucky playwrights, April 28, 2 & 7pm, April 29, 2pm, free, 107 E Main St, Horse Cave, KY, 270-786-1200.
KY Center — presents “The Rock and the Rabbi,” April 28, 7:30pm, free,
Oldham County Arts Center — Play Production class presents “That Was No Lady, That Was A Private Eye,” $3-$5, May 1, 7pm, 7105 Floydsburg Rd. in Crestwood, 241-4589.
Actors Theatre — presents “Italian American Reconciliation,” $20-$51, thru May 13, 316 W. Main St., 584-1205.
Derby Dinner Playhouse — presents “Oklahoma!,” thru May 20, multiple times and dates, 812-288-8281 or


••Kentucky Opera — holding adult chorus auditions for 2007 season, prepare two arias (English & Italian), April 25-26, 6-9pm, April 28, noon-2pm; children’s chorus auditions for opera “Turandot,” prepare one song, April 28, 2-5pm; fifth floor in KY Opera bldg., 101 S. Eighth St., 561-7942.
Actors Theatre — calling for art proposals for its April event called “The Late Night Seating,” April 27, 10:30pm, aims to create place to showcase artists & ignite conversation, 316 W. Main St.,
••Louisville Zoo — holding baby elephant naming contest, deadline April 29, 5pm,
Women Who Write — accepting entries for 11th annual Poetry & Short Prose Contest, deadline April 30, cash prizes, 451-7941 or
Soap Box Derby — taking place June 9, for kids 8-17, inspection & check-in June 2, register by May 19, 759-5946,
Women’s Peace Conference — scheduled for July 10-15 in Dallas, TX, focusing on essentials of peace, artists invited to submit artwork w/ focus on theme “Visions of Peace,” deadline May 1,
Hopscotch House — accepting applications for KY Foundations for Women’s 2007 Summer Residency Program, max. of 15 feminists artists will be selected in one week residency on July 9-15 or July 23-29, or two week residency on July 23-Aug. 5, deadline April 30, 228-4875,
Photo Contest — “Focus on Metro Louisville Architecture” hosted by the American Institute of Architects, thru May 22, $10, up to 3 photos submitted,
Louisville Jazz Society — offering two tuition scholarships for Jamey Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops held at UofL July 1-6 & 8-12, deadline May 25, former winners ineligible, 741-7272 or
St. James Art Show — holding poster competition for 2007 show Oct. 5-7, $1,000 cash prize, must include name “Saint James Court Art Show,” “2007” & “51st Annual,” $20 fee to enter, deadline June 15, 635-1842,
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Missionary — auditions seeking actors interested in summer missionaries in Eastern Europe focused on drama and English as a second language, 939-1284.
Mellwood Arts Center — looking for street performers/acoustical music acts to perform throughout complex, 895-3650.
Pigment Gallery — call for artists submit artwork for solo or group exhibits for 2007, open to Mellwood Arts tenants & non-tenants, [email protected]
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.


Carmichael’s — best-selling author Eric Jerome Dickey reads & signs new book “Sleeping With Strangers,” April 26, 7pm, 2720 Frankfort Ave., 896-6950.
Crescent Hill Reading Group — will discuss book “The Year of Magical Thinking” by Joan Didion, April 26, 7pm, Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 2800 Frankfort Ave., 893-4425.
••Barnes & Noble — presents Kathryn Cocquyt to sign her new book “Little Freddie and the Kentucky Derby,” May 1, 4pm; 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy, 426-0255.
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
Creative fiction writing group — Wed., 7-9pm, Old Louisville Coffee House, Fourth and Hill sts., 451-5737.
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,


••Louisville Free Public Library — presents “Legacy of Torture: The War Against the Black Liberation Movement,” film & discussion w/ J. Soffiyah Elijah & King, April 26, 7pm, 301 York St., 581-9746.
Pizza and a Movie — James Lees Presbyterian Church welcomes the community to view “Harvey,” April 27, 1741 Frankfort Ave, 896-0172.
Cultivate Beauty Film Festival — will feature contestants that entered submissions, goal to develop stronger film community & build on strong artistic culture of city, April 28, The 930, 930 Mary St.,


Christ Church Cathedral — presents musician Carrie Newcomer, April 27, 8pm, $10, 421 S. Second St., 587-1354.
UofL School of Music — Preparatory Departmental Recital, free, April 28, 1pm, Bird Hall, Belknap Campus, 852-4137.
••Louisville Orchestra — presents The Kingston Trio, Part of Chase Pops Series, $22-$74, April 28, 8pm, Louisville Palace, 625 S. Fourth St., 361-3100.
Louisville Chorus — presents Quintessential Romantic Mass Setting, $8-$18; April 29, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 502 N. Fifth St. in La Grange; 968-6300.
Open Stage with Heidi Howe — “Show Up and Go Up” Thursdays, open to local musicians, free, 8pm, Losers Bar at O’Malley’s Corner, 117 W. Jefferson St., 415-3643.
Music fellowship — at Mary Anderson Center, includes a stipend, or (812) 923-8602.
MERF — Musicians Emergency Resource Foundation needs volunteers, 244-4790.