Arts & Entertainment Listings

Jan 4, 2005 at 8:00 am

Arts & Entertainment

Special Events

Jazz & the Spoken Word night of readings and improvisational jazz, featuring Crystal Wilkinson, Nickole Brown, Connie Meyer, David Owen, Ron Whitehead and more, Jan. 4, free, 7:30pm, Jazz Factory, 815 W. Market St., 992-3242. Birthday Salute to Elvis, Jan. 7, 7:30pm, $5/10, Elizabethtown Historic State Theater, 270-234-8258. ••Professional Bull Riders show at Broadbent Arena, featuring 45 top riders, Jan. 6-7, 8pm, $11-$35, 367-5001. “A Celebration Fit for a King” birthday party for Elvis, Jan. 8, 3-5pm, free food, movies, cake, Hard Rock Café, 4th Street Live! ••‘Shout, Sister, Shout!’ The Sister Rosetta Tharpe Tribute gospel music and performances, part of Brown-Forman Midnite Ramble Series, Jan. 14, 8pm, Brown Theater, $19.75-$37.75, 584-7777. Harlem Globetrotters, 80th Anniversary Tour, Jan. 14, 7pm, Freedom Hall, $15 tickets available at Kroger, Ticketmaster and arena box office, 361-3100. “Lift Every Voice,” a tribute to MLK Jr., Jan. 15, 3pm, free, Historic State Theater, 209 W. Dixie Ave., E-town, 270-234-8258. 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

Shawnee Boys & Girls Club Fine Art Show, reception Jan. 5, 6-7pm, show Jan. 3-13, Shawnee Library, 3912 W. Broadway, 299-0794. Kentucky Center presents b&w photography by Michael Sebastian, Jan. 5-Feb. 22, 501 W. Main St., 562-0118. Zephyr Gallery features works by Joel Feldman, opening reception Jan. 6, showing thru Feb. 11, 610 E. Market St., 585-5646. ••Heavy Metal: An invitational exhibit of metal artists, Mike Elsass, Brian Holden, Gordon Gildersleeve, David Kocka, Raymond Graf, Julius Friedman and Brad White, Jan. 6-Jan. 28, Wed.-Sat. 10-5pm, Chapman Friedman Gallery, 624 W. Main St. Speed Art Museum presents African art exhibit, and Make Your Own Masterpiece with local artist on Saturdays, free w/ admission, noon-3pm, 2035 S. 3rd St., 634-2701. Little Women and Women in America, 19th century female artists discussion with performance by Ky. Opera, Jan. 8, 1:30pm, free, Speed Art Museum, 2035 S. 3rd St., 634-2701. Louisville Visual Art Association presents works by late sculptor Paul Fields, runs thru Jan. 8, Mon.-Fri., 9am-5pm, Sat., 9am-3pm, Water Tower, 3005 River Rd., 896-2146. Laurin Notheisen Landscapes, view prints, drawings and paintings of the Professor of Fine Arts at WKU, runs Jan. 9-Feb. 1., Barr Gallery, IU Southeast, opening reception Jan. 19, 5-7pm, 812-941-2358. Willie Mays: 24 at 75, art/photography/artifacts exhibit, sign giant b-day card that will be sent to him, Jan. 10-March 25, Louisville Slugger Museum, 800 W. Main St., 558-7228. Time & Transformation in 17th Century Dutch Art exhibit opens Jan. 10-March 26, $10, Speed Art Museum, 2035 S. 3rd St., 634-2701. Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists exhibit, presented by the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Jan. 12-March 25, opening reception Jan. 12, 5-7:30pm, 589-0102 or Hite Art Institute presents Joseph Fitzpatrick retrospective survey in Belknap and Covi galleries starting Jan. 12, and Berry Klingman to display recent prints and drawings in Gallery X starting Jan. 12, opening reception Jan. 12, 5-8pm, 852-4483. Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft Spotlight 2006, displaying work of 13 of the nation’s leading craft professionals as part of the American Craft Council SE Conference, starts Jan. 12, 589-0102 or Mackin Boys & Girls Club Fine Art Show, Portland Public Library, 3305 Northwestern Pkwy., showing thru Jan. 13, 299-0794. Kaviar Forge & Gallery presents Lloyd Kelly: Tools of an Ancient Trade, thru Feb. 4, 1718 Frankfort Ave., 561-0377. “Oh Boy!,” exploration of men by women thru photos/videos, thru Feb. 11, New Center for Contemporary Art, 742 E. Market St., 561-7621. Liza Kirwan’s “More Than Words: The Art of the Illustrated Letter” exhibit displayed thru Jan. 15, Gutenberg/Bernheim Galleries, Main Library, free, 574-1845. ••Chase Gallery, Fiber Artist Gayle Williamson, presented by the Louisville Visual Arts Association, thru Feb. 24, 4th St. & Jefferson. “Window Comics,” an ongoing public art installation by Jeffrey Scott Holland, 1661 Story Ave., 582-1674. Call for entries: 15th Annual Indiana Heritage Quilt show March 2-4, Bloomington, Ind., Convention Center, deadline Jan. 17, (800) 800-0037, 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 segregated school in 1884, Saturdays, 1-3pm, 18th & Division St., New Albany, 941-0959. SWAPS Community Meet at Atomic Saucer, 1000 E. Oak, 4th Sat. of month, to benefit Brick House, bring collectables and homemade items to trade, sell or show. 344-0869. Art Educators Fellowships offered by Mary Anderson Center, (812) 923-8602. Art Studio Space at Cinderblock Gallery, $120 month, plus portion of utilities, 589-0793. 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. Higgins Maxwell Gallery seeking portfolios from emerging artists for future exhibits, 584-7001. 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. 896-6383. 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

“Hairspray” minus Ricki Lake, Kentucky Center, thru Jan. 8, $5 from ticket sale donated to Boys & Girls Club, for Tue. & Wed. show ask for “M” ticket to save $10, $21.75-$64.75, Kentucky Center, 584-7777. “Homo for the Holidays!” musical play performance by Pandora Productions, Jan. 5-8, 8pm, Jan. 1, 7pm, Jan. 8, 2pm, 7pm, Thrust Theatre, Floyd & Warnock Sts., (812) 288-7686. “A Tuna Christmas” presented by Actors Theatre, thru Jan. 5, 316 W. Main St., 584-1205. ••“Amahl & the Night Visitors” by A Theatre of Innocence: Jan. 7, 2pm Main Library, 6:30pm at Patterson Education Cntr; Jan. 8, 10:30am & 1:30pm at PEC; Jan 14, 2 & 4pm at Chapel of St. Philip Neri; Jan. 15, 2pm, W. Broadway United Methodist Church. Louisville Improvisors, Kentucky Center’s MeX Theater, adult themes and childish behavior, Jan. 14, $12, $10/seniors, 584-7777 or Weekend Workshops, advanced classes for adult theatre artists presented by StageLab, Jan. 15, 1-6pm, register for one ($25) or both ($35) sessions between 12:30-12:50pm, Clifton Center, 2117 Payne St. Improvapalooza, Louisville Improvisors perform at Clifton Center, Jan. 15, 8pm, 2117 Payne St., 896-8480, Terpsichore Dance Company holding classes at Walden Theatre, dancers of all ages and body types, Mon. and Wed. evenings, all ages, 1123 Payne St., 432-0336. Louisville Studio For Actors: Year-round acting course using “The Method System,” every Thursday 6-8:30pm, 553-3290..


Blue Apple Players seek actors and actresses for touring “The Ugly Duckling” and video projects, prepare 3-minute monologue and song, bring sheet music for accompanist, for appt. 587-7990. ••Kentucky Shakespeare Festival auditions for 2006 summer season, Jan. 7, 9am-2pm, make appointment, 637-4933, WhoDunnit Murder Mystery Theater seeks actors and stage crew, men and women ages 17+, prepare 2-minute monologue (comic preferred), prepare to sing a capella, bring resume and headshot, Jan. 10, 6:30pm, 2907 Carlingford Dr., 426-7100. Morehead State University’s Inscape magazine looking for visual artwork for spring edition, due Jan. 12, [email protected]. Belle of Louisville logo design competition, win $1,000, due Jan. 20, rules at, 574-3768. 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, Brick House working on benefit CD released at Brick Birthday Show in March, seeking songs from bands; also, in need of artists wanting to contribute album art, deadline Jan. 15, 589-4978, Design-a-Bus Contest, TARC invites local middle & elementary students to submit art to decorate a bus, theme is “Traveling Though Time: The History of Public Transportation in Louisville,” deadline Jan. 31, entries to TARC, c/o Marketing Dept., 1000 W. Broadway, 40203, 561-5115, IU Southeast needs instrumentalists and singers to join ensembles, or 812-941-2655. Midnite Girlie Revue, local Burlesque troupe, auditioning for new members, women 21+, 386-7148. Award-winning Women’s Choral Group, seeks women 21-60, group rehearses weekly and performs locally at private parties, 608-3456. Louisville Chorus auditions on-going for qualified singers, all sections, 968-6300.


“Secrets of Louisville Chefs, Vol. 2” author Nancy Miller to sign/discuss, Jan. 7, 1pm, Barnes & Noble, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-0255. Wade Hall, literary historian and editor will discuss/sign “The Kentucky Anthology,” Jan. 13, 7pm, Barnes & Noble, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-0255. Sisters in Crime, Ohio River Valley Chapter presents Dr. Emily Craig, a forensics expert and author of “Teasing Secrets from the Dead,” Jan. 14, 1:30pm, Barnes & Noble, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-0255. ••Zora Neale Hurston Reading Circle, C-J columnist and NPR Commentator Betty Winston Baye facilitates the discussion of “The Living Blood,” Jan. 17, 7pm, Barnes & Noble, 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, 635-1391. German Conversation Group for German-speaking booklovers, Thu., 7pm, Barnes & Noble, 801 S. Hurstbourne, 426-0255. Creative fiction writing group, Wed., 7-9pm, Old Louisville Coffee House (4th and Hill), 451-5737. Poet’s Practicum — practice session for poets, Sat., 1pm, meeting room B, Louisville Free Public Library, 561-5419. Informal writing group meets second Tue. of month at the Fern Creek Library, 6-8pm, 955-8143. Old Friends & New Bookstore, 291 N. Hubbards Lane, hosts book clubs and writing clinics for all ages. 526-0024 or 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.


Louisville Cinema Society meets last Tuesday of the month, Oscar Brown’s, 6:30pm; also, movie trivia night every third Tuesday, 8pm, Oscar Brown’s, Floyd & Market, 533-0683 or


••“A Light in the Darkness,” concert by a cappella group EvenSong, Jan. 5, 8pm, Chapel of St. Philip, corner of Floyd and Woodbine, $10/adults, $7/seniors & adults, Epiphany Festival of Choirs and Choral Eucharist, with Rt. Rev. Edwin Gulick Jr. and choirs of the Diocese of KY, Jan. 6, 7pm, Christ Church Cathedral, 421 S. 2nd St., 635-7073. Musical Thievery: “World’s Most Famous Tunes NOT Written for the Tuba” by Lou. Orchestra with world’s only tuba-soloist, Patrick Sheridan, Jan. 5, $20-$26, 6:30pm, Brown Theatre, 584-7777, Jan. 7, $20, 7:30pm, Ogle Center at IUS, 361-3100. ••“I, Too, Have A Dream,” MLK Jr. celebration concert presented by Louisville Orchestra, Mayor Abramson will also present the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Award, free, free shuttle service by TARC, Jan. 15, 3pm, Whitney Hall, KY Center, 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. Bluegrass/Country/Mountain/Western jams, American Flea Market, Exit 16 off I65 N, every weekend, 9-5pm, 812-280-0949. MERF needs helping hands. Musicians Emergency Resource Foundation needs volunteers. 244-4790.