Arts & Entertainment Listings

Jan 2, 2007 at 6:58 pm
Special Events

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

Bernheim Gallery — exhibiting “Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America” by Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, in Main Library, 527 W. Jefferson St.: thru Jan. 3, 574-1644.
The 930 Art Gallery — grand opening, exhibiting “Cross/Purpose,” art forms on cross of Christ, 930 Mary St.: exhibit runs thru Jan. 4.
Mackin Boys & Girls Club — installing historical mural & participating in National Fine Arts Program at the Portland Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library, 3305 Northwestern Pkwy: thru Jan. 5, 574-1744.
Chapman Friedman Gallery — New Paintings by Tamar Kander and Patrick Adams, Jan. 5-Feb. 17, 624 W. Main St., 584-7954.
••Pyro Gallery — “Heal Thyself” prints by Kate Sedgwick, Jan. 5-Feb. 10, 624 W. Main St., 587-0106.
Zephyr Gallery — Sarah Lyon photography, Jan. 5-Feb. 10, 610 E. Market St., 585-5646.
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.
Carr+Waite Studios —showing “Geoff Carr: Photographs of Mexico” and Caroline Waite, mixed media assemblage exhibiting “Matchbox Series,” thru Jan 15; opening reception Jan. 5, 5-9pm, 221 S. Hancock St., 894-9974.
Unabomber Gallery — presents art of Wesley Willis, First Friday (Jan. 5), 6-10pm, 815 E. Market St. 595-7222.
••Chez Moi Art Gallery — exhibiting “Flight of Angels,” by photographer Michael Skrentny, 974 Barret Ave., thru Jan. 6, 561-6206.
Huff Gallery at Spalding University — “Jen Pellerin: Private/Public” sculpture exhibit, Jan. 7-Feb. 11, 853 Library Lane, 585-7122.
Underground Art Space — hosting Holiday Sale and show “Enlighten” by Underground Lights Up Louisville Tattoo Co., 1235 Bardstown Rd.: runs thru Jan. 13, 459-8005.
New Center for Contemporary Art — presents Melissa Dadourian, 742 E. Market St.: runs thru Jan. 23, 552-2994,
Red Tree Showcase — artists Dan Torpey, Carol Tait and Laura Faber display works, thru Jan. 31, 701 E. Market St., 582-2555.
Buzz Worx — 12 geometric-abstract Quilt Paintings by Richard Francis, thru Jan. 31, 718 W. Main St, 583-4004.
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.
••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.
Mary Anderson Center — Loftus House exhibit “Saving Face” by Kim Sandage (mixed media) and Blackburn Gallery exhibit 
”Briarpatch Fairy Tales” by Elizabeth Spotswood Alexander (carved wood), both thru Feb. 24, Mount St. Francis in Floyds 
Knobs, (812) 923-6942.
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.
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 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,
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 — 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 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,
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.

Performing Arts

Actors Theatre — presents “A Tuna Christmas,” thru Jan. 4, $17-$40, 316 W. Main St., 584-1205.
Pandora Productions — presents “Don We Now Our Gay Apparel,” Jan 4-6, 8pm, Jan 7, 7pm, U of L Thrust Theatre, $13 & $15, 216-5502.
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.
••Stage One — presents viewing of staged reading of “Misfit Christmas,” loosely based on “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” Jan. 9-10, 7pm, free, MeX Theater at Kentucky Center, 562-0161.
Derby Dinner Playhouse — presents “Divorce Southern Style,” Jan. 9-Feb. 18, 525 Marriott Dr., Clarksville, 812-288-8281.
PNC Bank Broadway Across America — Roundabout Theatre Company presents “Twelve Angry Men,” a searing courtroom drama, Jan 9-14, Palace Theatre, 625 S 4th St, 361-3100.


••Music Theatre Louisville — auditions for “A Year with Frog & Toad,” five adult actors needed, Jan. 6, reservations required, 589-4060.
Voices of Kentuckiana — holding registration for new singers, Jan. 7 & 14, 3-5pm, Central Presbyterian Church, 4th and Kentucky St, 583-1013.
A Theatre of Innocence —  holding auditions for “Anne Frank,” a silent black & white movie, Jan. 7, 1:45pm, Chapel of St. Philip Neri, SW corner of Floyd and Woodbine, right-hand door, 644-8741.
••Heidi’s HOWsE Party — auditions held last Mon. of month, 415-3643 or
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,
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.


Women’s Film Festival — weekly showings thru January, featuring “Outlawed” and “Panihari, the Water Women of India” Jan 4; “Osama” Jan. 11; “It Was a Wonderful Life” Jan. 18; and “Born Into Brothels” Jan. 25, 6pm, free, Ursuline Motherhouse Library, 3115 Lexington Rd., 212-1750.   


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,


••Derby Dinner Playhouse — presents “A Salute To Elvis,” Jan. 3-6, doors 6pm, concert 7:30, 525 Marriott Dr, Clarksville, 812-288-8281.
The Louisville Orchestra — presents DD Williamson Nightlites-Latin Fever w/ special guests al Sur, Jan. 4, 6:30pm, Brown Theatre, 315 W. Broadway, 587-8681.
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.