Arts & Entertainment Listings

Apr 17, 2007 at 5:09 pm

Run for the Rodents — 35th annual race presented by Spalding University students, featuring parade, April 19, 11:15am, Ballroom, 824 S. Fourth St., 585-9911.

Hats-A-Plenty — 22nd Annual Derby Fever Event, sponsored by the Friends of the Shawnee Library, April 19, 11:30am, Shawnee Golf Course Clubhouse, 460 Northwestern Pkwy., 574-1722.

••Hats & Hypnotiq Party — hosted by KY Museum of Art & Craft, featuring exhibitions of Derby hats available for purchase, hors d’oeuvres & cocktails, free (members), $10 (non), April 19, 5-8pm, 715 W. Main St., 589-0155.

21C Museum Hotel — hosting “Simply Chic: Little Black Dress Extravaganza” to benefit KY Derby Museum, auction on donated dresses by NY designers including Chaiken & Caroline Herrera, featuring hats by Gabriel Amar to go w/ dresses, $35-$50, April 19, 6-8:30pm, 700 W. Main St., 637-1111.

••ThunderBlast! — benefit hosted by Louisville Science Center, featuring activities for children & carnival style food, All-Access Pass includes indoor viewing w/ table seating, food & drinks, $25-$65 (general), $85-$225 (pass), April 21, 1-11pm, 727 W. Main St., 561-6100.

ThunderFun! — BBQ hosted by Thomas Edison House, featuring food buffet by Pepperwood BBQ, Kern’s Kitchen & Bluegrass Brewing Co., $25-$50, April 21, 1:30-10pm, 729 E. Washington St., 585-5247.

••Thunder at the Center — at KY Center, benefit for Stage One Children’s Theatre, includes access to W. Belvedere behind building, $30, April 21, 2pm, 501 W. Main St., 584-7777.

Thunder Rooftop Bash — at Actors Theatre, includes activities for kids, food by Upper Crust & music by Big Diggity, $40-$60, April 21, 2pm, 316 W. Main St., 584-1205.

Louisville Stoneware — hosting classes for Derby Entertaining; “Roses, Fruits & Veggies: How to Decorate for Derby on the Fly” by Debi Rush, April 21; “How To Have a Delicious Derby on the Fly” by Jeremi Sanders & Joycelyn Wiley, April 28; $15 per class, 2-3:30pm, 731 Brent St., 582-1900.

Churchill Downs — hosting Wellspring Derby Preview Party, featuring guests Steve Kragthorpe & John Asher, cocktails, buffet, live & silent auction, $150, April 24, 6-9pm, Millionaires Row, 637-4361.

Special Events

••Brick House — hosting many events this week, 4/18 Taste of Old Louisville Open House, 4/19 Community Health Fair, 4/20 Day Dream Fest (in memory of Dylan Prott), 4/21 Community Dance Party, 4/22 Earth Day, 1103 S 2nd St., 589-4978.

UofL — hosting “Daring to Sing: Poetry as Music,” featuring “Sonnets & Paintings by Bill Evans” by Robin Behn, poems by Jeffrey Skinner, paintings by Mario Muller & music, free, April 18, 4-6:30pm, Comstock Hall, 852-4137; also “Split the Lark: The Border of Poetry and Music” two-day conference, April 18-19, free, 852-4742.

Parkinson’s Art Hop — benefit celebrating artists w/ Parkinson’s disease, featuring food, Flamenco dancing, live music, psychic readings & shopping, $50 (raffle for original artwork), April 19, 6-9pm, Shekinah Studio, 982 Barret Ave., 582-3000,

••River City Comedy Festival — First Annual performance of local and touring performers, April 20-21, 27-28, Fri 7pm, Sat 8pm, $7, Rudyard Kipling, 422 W Oak St, 836-3090.

Fashion Show — by Dillard’s & Conde Nast Media Group, featuring best in fashion, beauty & home, free, April 21, 2-5pm, (212) 286-3869.

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

Chez Moi Gallery — presents “Nebulae,” artwork by Alexander King & John Rutledge, April 19, 6-9pm, 974 Barret Ave., 561-6206.

••IU Southeast — presents annual graduating BFA exhibition “6 at 73,” reception April 19, 5-7pm, runs thru April 19, Barr Gallery in Ogle Center, 4201 Grant Line Rd. in New Albany, (812) 941-2407.

Hite Institute — presents BFA Thesis Exhibits, April 19, 5-8pm, Schneider Hall Galleries; Portfolio Day: Communications Arts & Design BFA Review, April 20, 9-12am, Cressman Center, First & Main Sts.; Thunder Over Cressman, April 21; 852-6794.

Kaviar Forge & Gallery — presents “Prints & Paintings” by John Haywood, runs April 19-June 2, reception April 27, 6-9pm, 1718 Frankfort Ave., 561-0377.

Butcher Block Gallery — presents paintings of skateboard artists Don Pendleton & Dave Ackels, reception April 20, 6-10pm, runs April 20-May 12, 931 E. Main St., 802-9993.

Flame Run exhibiting 20 artists including Che Rhodes in conjunction to upcoming NCECA w/ show “Ten Years Out – 1996-2006: Ceramic & Glass Alumni, Tyler School of Art,” thru April 20, 828 E. Market St., 584-5353.

KY Historical Society — presents exhibit “Our New Kentucky Home: Immigrant Experiences,” $2-$4, April 21, 10am-5pm, thru March 28, 2008, Clark Center, 100 W. Broadway in Frankfort, 564-1792.

JCC Patio Gallery — presents paintings by Susan Huttenlocher, reception April 22, 2-4pm, Jewish Community Center, 3600 Dutchmans Ln., 491-7165.

••Louisville Zoo — Amanda Matthews Fields will create 210-foot-long installation “Water is Life” on Earth Day, April 22, 1100 Trevilian Way, 894-2274.

Huff Gallery — presents “Annual Student Exhibit,” thru April 22, Spalding University, 853 S. Fourth St., 585-7122.

Pigment Gallery — presents paintings of Rachel Salansky, thru April 24, Mellwood Arts Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave., 895-3650.

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.

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.

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.

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

Ursuline Academy — Theater Dept. beginner drama presents musical “A Froggy Day in Lindentown,” $4-$6, April 18-19, 10am, April 20, 7:30pm, April 21, 3pm, 3105 Lexington Rd., 897-1816.

••UofL Theatre Dept. — presents “Urinetown: The Musical,” April 18-22, $10, Playhouse Theatre on Cardinal Ave. b/t 2nd and 3rd sts., 852-6814.

Actors Theatre — presents “Italian American Reconciliation,” $20-$51, April 18-May 13, 316 W. Main St., 584-1205.

••Dramafest 07 — Floyd Central High School presents a series of one-act plays, April 18, 20, 22, 7pm, $5-$10, 6575 Old Vincennes Rd, 812-923-8811 ext. 333.

Rose Theatre — presents “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In,” $5-$12, April 19, 22 & 25-28, 7pm, April 22 & 29, 2pm, Assumption High School, 2170 Tyler Ln., 271-2636.

Pandora Productions — presents “Looking For Normal,” $13-$15, April 19-20, 8pm, April 22, 2pm, April 18 & 22, 7pm, MeX Theater in KY Center, 584-7777,

Freewheelin’ Theatre — presents “Fromage!” $5, April 20-21 & 27-28, 7pm, Rudyard Kipling, 422 W. Oak St., 636-1311.

Providence High School — presents “Miss Saigon,” $13-$30, April 22, 2pm, April 26-29, 8pm, 707 Providence Way in Clarksville, (812) 945-2538 x 120.

Derby Dinner Playhouse — presents “Oklahoma!,” thru May 20, multiple times and dates, 812-288-8281 or


Wayward Actors Company — holding auditions for “Twilight of the Golds,” need three men, two women, ages 25-55, bring photos & resumes, cold readings from script, April 22-23, 7pm, Conrad-Caldwell House Museum, 1402 St. James Ct., 637-7110.

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.,

Women Who Write accepting entries for 11th annual Poetry & Short Prose Contest, deadline April 30, cash prizes, 451-7941 or

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.


IU Southeast — celebrates National Library Week; Sallie Bingham reads & discusses latest novel “Nick of Time,” free, April 19, 7pm; 5K Fun Run for Literacy, $20, April 21, 8:30am; 4102 Grant Line Rd. in New Albany, (812) 941-2262.

••Southern KY Book Fest — sponsoring KY Writers Conference, featuring writers, journalists & their work, April 20, 8:30am-2:45pm, Western KY University, Cravens Library #106, 1906 College Heights Blvd. in Bowling Green, (270) 745-5016.

Carmichael’s — Louisville professor Lynnell Edwards will read from her latest book of poetry, April 21, 4pm; Louisville native Sallie Bingham will read from novel “Nick of Time,” April 22, 4pm; Nana Lampton will read from and sign her new book of poetry “The Moon with the Sun in Her Eye,” April 23, 7pm, 2720 Frankfort Ave., 896-6950.

Barnes & Noble — Charlotte Hays will sign her new book “Somebody is Going to Die If Lilly Beth Doesn’t Catch That Bouquet” co-authored w/ Gayden Metcalfe, April 23, 7pm, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy, 426-0255.

••Louisville Free Public Library — Michael Jones will sign & discuss his book “Second-Hand Stories: 15 Portraits of Louisville,” April 24, 6:30pm, 604 S. 10th St., 574-1779.

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,


••Whitfield Academy — presents Student Spring Musical, April 18-19, 7pm, Clifton Center, 2117 Payne St., 896-8280.

UofL — Saxophone Ensembles, April 18, 8pm, Comstock Hall; Violin Studio Recital, April 19, 8pm, Bird Hall; lecture by Sebastian Currier, April 20, 3pm, Comstock Hall; Academic Festival, April 22, 7:30pm, Comstock Hall; Flute Ensembles, April 23, 8pm, Bird Hall; free, 852-4137.

Louisville Orchestra — presents Mahler 1 “Titan”; Brown-Forman Coffee Classics, April 19, 10:30am; Hilliard Lyons Classics, April 20, 9pm; $15-$37, Whitney Hall in KY Center, 584-7777.

••LEO — presents A Little Off Center: Cyro Baptista’s Beat the Donkey, $25, April 19, 8pm, Bomhard Theater in KY Center, 584-7777.

Grand Theatre — presents Southern Gospel singer Ivan Parker, April 20, 7pm, 138 E. Market St. in New Albany, (812) 949-8888.

IU Southeast — & Male High School Bands join in concert, $5-$7, April 22, 3pm, Ogle Center at IUS, 4201 Grant Line Rd. in New Albany, 361-3100.

••Louisville Chorus — presents Quintessential Romantic Mass Setting, $8-$18; April 22, 4pm, St. Boniface Catholic Church, 531 E. Liberty St.; April 29, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 502 N. Fifth St. in La Grange; 968-6300.

IU Southeast Music Dept — presents IUS Orchestra with the Concert Choir, Community Choir and the New Albany High School Choirs, April 24, 7:30pm, $5-$7, IUS Ogle Center, 4201 Grant Line Rd, 361-3100.

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.