Arts & Entertainment Listings from Feb. 8th

Special Events

•• “Sexual Health, Naturally” a lecture discussing the lack of sex among married couples, Feb. 9, 7pm, 3738 Lexington Rd., 645-3423. Asylum Street Spankers in LEO’s “A Little Off Center” series, performs country to ragtime to rap, Feb. 9, 8pm, $17, Bombard Theatre, 584-7777. InKY Reading Series celebrates second birthday with poetry from Frank X Walker and more, Feb. 10, 7pm, free, Rudyard Kipling, 422 W. Oak St., 636-1311. 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. “Live Creatively” Arts Showcase, fundraiser presents classic and contemporary art selections, runs Feb. 10-12, free, multiple venues, (859) 255-2951. Blow a Valentine’s Kiss — Glassworks puts a romantic spin on glassmaking, dinner offered Valentine’s evening, Feb. 11, 10am-5pm, Feb. 14, 6-10pm, $40 per kiss, $95 per couple w/ dinner, 815 W. Market St., 992-3056. ••Atomic Saucer, presents “I LOve Me Party,” celebration for people who love themselves, w/ massages, tarot readings, bad love movies and more, Feb. 11, 8pm, 1000 E. Oak St., 637-5399. Music Theatre of Louisville fundraiser, “Easy to Love” Valentine concert celebration w/ Rogers and Hammerstein selections among others, Feb. 11, 8pm, dinner & show tickets $100 each, Louisville Women’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. “Discover Louisville” tour sponsored by Landmarks Commission, Feb. 12, 574-2868. “Friday Night Magic” returns w/ Zenner & Bedford, featuring local magicians, Fri., 7:30pm, 3425 Breckenridge Ln., 495-2101. World’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. “Work” Late Wednesdays, coordinated by Louisville Central Area Inc., happy hour drink and food discounts at downtown Louisville bars and restaurants, every Wednesday, 5-7pm,

Visual Arts

“New Growth: Signs of Life” 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. “Who Ever Said Women Can’t Paint” 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. “Oh Boy!,” exploration of men by women thru photos/videos, thru Feb. 11, New Center for Contemporary Art, 742 E. Market St., 561-7621. Louisville Visual Art Association hosts lecture by UK artists Benedict Phillips and Debra Klomp, Feb. 13, 7pm, Water Tower, 3005 River Road, 896-2146. Gaela Erwin: “Facing the Subject” features self-portraits by local artist as historical figures, runs Feb. 14-June 25, Speed Art Museum, 634-2700. ‘Heads Up Kentucky!’ — vote for your favorite “head,” winner recognized Feb. 17, •• “Art Meets Activism” grants guidelines, application forms available, workshop Feb. 18, 10-12:30pm, main branch of Louisville Free Public Library, 562-0045. Altars and Panels, collection of paintings by Joseph Burks, thru Feb. 21, Chapman Friedman Gallery, 624 W. Main St., 584-7954. 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. “Bits and Pieces of the City Scene,” collection of photos depicting city life and appearance, thru Feb. 28, Mad About Art, 625 Baxter Ave., 568-4916. “All Possible Worlds” a photographic exhibit by Douglas Prince, illustrated catalog available, thru March 24, UofL Ekstrom Library, 852-6752. African-American Art Exhibition at Actors Theatre, exhibit of 60 works by 23 regional artists, thru Feb. 25, Tue.-Fri. 5-10pm, Sat. & Sun. 1-10pm, 316 W. Main St., 584-1265. Jeffersontown Museum presents stained glass exhibit, thru Feb. 25, 10635 Watterson Trail, 261-8290. Indiana Cartoons and Cartoonists traveling exhibit spotlights Indiana artists, thru Feb. 27, Scott County Heritage Center and Museum, (812) 752-1050. •• “PYRO Photographics,” 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. 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 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. “Window Comics,” an ongoing public art installation by Jeffrey Scott Holland, 1661 Story Ave., 582-1674. Call for Outdoor Sculpture: Mac’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, 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. George and Helen Segal Foundation awards grants to young painters who are at least 21. Creative Diversity Studio in Mellwood Arts Center, open to people with disabilities. Workshops and studio spaces available. 767-4723 or Access to the Arts Inc., an arts and disability advocacy organization, making arts accessible to people with disabilities. 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.

Performing Arts

“Wade, Swing, Lift and Overcome” dramatic concert celebrates African-American freedom legacy, Juneteenth Theatre, Feb. 9-19, Thu.-Sun. 7pm, Sat. 9pm, Big Hopp’s, 800 W. Market, $15, $25 pair, 636-4200. “Secret Notes from Famous and Not So Famous Lovers,” 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. Louisville Repertory Company presents Woody Allen’s “Play It Again Sam,” Feb. 10-11, 8pm, Feb. 12, 2pm, $12, KY Center’s MeX Theater, 584-7777. “Born Yesterday” presented by Hardin County Playhouse, Feb. 10-12, Fri. & Sat. 8pm, Sun. 3pm, E-Town State Theatre Complex, $10 students, $12 public, (270) 351-0577. Interactive Murder Mystery, Feb. 11, 7-9pm; Valentine’s Special “Love Hurts … a lot!” includes dessert, 1416 S. Third St., 742-9345. Speed Art Museum presents “Giants,” by Madcap Puppet Theatre, Feb. 11, 11am, 1pm; Feb. 12, 1 and 3pm, $8, 2035 S. Third St., 634-2970. “Falsettos” performance by CenterStage comically tackles life of man torn between his wife and another man, thru Feb. 12, Mon.-Sat. 8pm, Sun. 2 & 7pm, Jewish Community Ctr., 3600 Dutchmans Lane, $16 public, $14 members, 459-0660. •• “Tuesdays with Morrie,” play adaptation of Mitch Albom bestseller, thru Feb. 12, Tue.-Sat. 8pm, Sun. 6:30pm, Sat. matinee 2pm, Sun. matinee 1pm, $22-$53, Louisville Palace, 361-3100. “The Satchel Paige Story” presented by Elizabethtown Historic State Theater, Feb. 14, 7:30pm, $10 adults, students free, 209 W. Dixie Ave., (270) 234-8258. “The Foreigner,” present by Derby Dinner Playhouse, Clarksville, thru Feb. 19, 812-288-8281, “Bad Dates,” Actors Theatre comedy, features Louisville resident Susan Riley Stevens as single mom in New York returning to dating scene, thru Feb. 25, 584-1205.


••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 DaVinci Downtown Festival, in New Albany May 20, seeking artists to design official T-shirt, awards will be presented, deadline March 3, 941-0018. Kentucky Unbridled Spirit Photo Contest, focus on winter scenes around state, winning photos used to promote tourism, deadline March 3, Project Women seeking pieces for “Women & Wisdom” art exhibit/sale, no fee, “African Tales” seeking men/women with dance/musical background for paid, non-union gig, IU Southeast needs instrumentalists and singers to join ensembles, or 812-941-2655. Louisville Chorus auditions on-going for qualified singers, all sections, 968-6300.


Open Book Discussion presented by IU Southeast, Feb. 9, 7pm, Feb. 10, noon, “Memoirs of a Geisha,” Library Room 230, 812-941-2209. ••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 “Painless Cancer Cures & Preventions,” Feb. 11, 11am-2pm, 3738 Lexington Rd., 896-0189. Web Developer Ben Woods signs copies of book “The Developers,” Feb. 12, 4pm; author Kay Gill reads from and signs copies of novel “Mirel’s Daughter,” Feb. 15, 7pm, Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Ave., 896-6950. Women Who Write welcomes women writers, meets first Thu. of month, Highland-Shelby Park Library, 
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. 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 at New Albany-Floyd County Public Library meets the second Wed. of the month. 949-3523.


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. ••Dissent! Louisville group presents film series of political movies: Feb. 9, “This Divided State,” 4:30pm; “Fahrenheit 9/11,” 6pm; “FahrenHYPE 9/11” 8:30pm, Floyd Theatre, 3rd Floor, Student Activities Building, 802-0604. Panel Discussion presented by Dissent! Louisville, “Transforming Tradition: Women, Faith and Dissent,” on film doc “Faith: Women’s New Religious Activism in America,” Feb. 15, 7pm, Kentucky Theatre, 651 S. Fourth St., 802-0604. Louisville Cinema Society meets fourth Thu. of month, Oscar’s Bar and Grill, Floyd & Market, 6:30pm, also Movie Trivia Night fourth Thu. at Oscar’s, 7pm, 533-0683,


Louisville Orchestra features Mozart and Mendelssohn concert w/ pianist Orion Weiss, Feb. 10 & 12, Fri. 8pm, Sun. 3pm, $18-$60; also, “African Safari,” celebrates culture and vitality of Africa through music and song, Feb. 11, 11am, $15, Brown Theatre, 584-7777. ••Choir Fest Extravaganza features several choirs including UK “Black Voices” and Church gospel choirs, Feb. 12, 4pm, Christ the King Catholic Church, 718 S. 44th Street, 776-0262. 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, 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.