Arts & Entertainment Listings

Feb 14, 2006 at 7:25 pm

Special Events

••You First venue presents “The Intersection,” of music, poetry, faith and art, grand opening Feb. 17, 6-8pm, 2033 Frankfort Ave., 550-2416. ‘Heads-Up Kentucky’ auction supporting local children’s art education, Feb. 17, 6:30pm, $100, $20 auction only, Kentucky Center, 894-0777. Louisville Science Center presents “Earth Exhibit,” thru May 7, 727 W. Main St., 560-7159. Oldham County History Center presents “World’s Largest Whiskey Jug Collection,” thru May 15, 469 jugs from all over KY, exhibit features films on distilling and moonshining, Tue.-Sat. 10am-4pm, 106 N. Second Ave., La Grange, 222-0826. Louisville Central Area Inc. presents “Work Late Wednesdays,” happy hour drink and food discounts at downtown Louisville bars and restaurants, 5-7pm,

Visual Arts

Brown Williamson Tower in Middleton Reulinger firm features photographer/attorney Don Vish exhibit “Eccentric Views of Louisville,” photos of Louisville landmarks and businesses, top floor, 584-1135. galerie hertz presents “Brad Devlin: Random Portraits in Mixed Media,” opening reception Feb. 17, 5-8pm, exhibit runs Feb. 17-April 1, 632 E. Market, 584-3547. Zephyr Gallery presents Sharon Weis: “Two Bodies of Work,” Feb. 17-April 1, Wed.-Sat. 11am-6pm, 610 E. Market St., 585-5646. Swanson Reed Contemporary presents Thea Lura: “Kneel Before Gaud,” Feb. 17-April 1, 638 E. Market St., 589-5466. UofL presents artwork by African-American faculty, Feb. 18, 1-3pm, free, Western Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library, 604 S. 10th St., 852-8442. “Art Meets Activism” grants guidelines, application forms available, workshop Feb. 18, 10-12:30pm, main branch of Louisville Free Public Library, 562-0045. ••Spalding University presents photography exhibit “Consider it All Joy,” a collection of Harlan Co. photos, Feb. 19-March 26, Spaulding University Huff Gallery, 853 Library Lane, 585-9911. Creative Diversity Studio presents 4-week workshop w/ artist Patrick Donley, Feb. 21, 23, 28, March 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 10am-noon, $75, 767-4723. Chapman Friedman Gallery presents “Altars and Panels,” collection of paintings by Joseph Burks, thru Feb. 21, 624 W. Main St., 584-7954. Kentucky Center Gallery presents B&W photography by Michael Sebastian, thru Feb. 22, 501 W. Main St., 562-0118. Water Tower presents “Close Ties: New Forms and Images” by John Guenther of DinnerWorks, thru Feb. 23, 896-2146. Chase Gallery/LVAA present fiber artist Gayle Williamson, thru Feb. 24, 416 W. Jefferson, 896-2146. Mad About Art Gallery presents “Bits and Pieces of the City Scene,” collection of photos depicting city life and appearance, thru Feb. 28, 625 Baxter Ave., 568-4916. UofL Ekstrom Library presents “All Possible Worlds,” a photographic exhibit by Douglas Prince, illustrated catalog available, thru March 24, 852-6752. ••Gallery at Actors Theatre presents African-American Art Exhibition 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. Scott Co. Heritage Center and Museum presents “Indiana Cartoons and Cartoonists” traveling exhibit spotlights Indiana artists, thru Feb. 27, (812) 752-1050. Patio Gallery at JCC presents “PYRO Photographics,” thru Feb. 27, 3600 Dutchmans Ln., 459-0660. Higgins Maxwell Gallery presents “Who Ever Said Women Can’t Paint” exhibit, includes prominent women artists of 20th century, thru Feb. 28, Mon.-Sat. 1-6pm, 1200 Payne St., 584-7001. Mad About Art gallery presents works by David Walinski and others, thru Feb. 28, 625 Baxter Ave., 568-4916. IUS Barr Gallery presents Annual Juried Student Show, thru March 2, opening reception Feb. 16, 5-7pm, IUS Ogle Center, (812) 941-2358. Flame Run Gallery presents “New Growth: Signs of Life” exhibit, features flame-blown glass depictions of primitive plant life, thru April 1, Tue.-Sat. 10am-4pm, grand opening March 3, 5:30pm, 828 E. Market, 584-5353. KY Foundation for Women offers weekend artist residencies at Hopscotch House, March 10-12, April 7-9, June 9-11, 228-4875. Louisville Slugger Museum presents “Willie Mays: 24 at 75,” art/photography/artifacts exhibit, sign giant b-day card that will be sent to him, thru March 25, 800 W. Main St., 558-7228. KY Museum of Art and Craft presents Louisville Area Fiber and Textile Artists exhibit, thru March 25, 715 W. Main St., 589-0102 or Speed Art Museum presents “Time & Transformation in 17th Century Dutch Art,” thru March 26; and Gaela Erwin: “Facing the Subject,” self-portraits, thru June 25, $10, 2035 S. 3rd St., 634-2701. “Window Comics,” an ongoing public art installation by Jeffrey Scott Holland, 1661 Story Ave., 582-1674. ••Winfrey Blackburn Gallery at Mary Anderson Center looking for artists to exhibit, send 10 slides, artist statement and resume to MACA, 101 St. Francis Dr., Mount St. Francis, IN 47246, (812) 923-8602. 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. Mary Anderson Center offers Art Educators Fellowships, (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. Wild Honeysuckle Studio/Gallery offers holistic art classes, 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 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. 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. Flame Run Gallery offers classes, 584-5353. Glassworks offers classes, 992-3016. Mary Anderson Center for the Arts offers classes, 987-6470.

Performing Arts

••Walden Theatre presents “The Grapes of Wrath,” Feb. 16-18, 7:30pm, matinee Sat. 2pm, 1123 Payne St., 589-0084. IU Southeast presents “Sweet Bird of Youth,” acclaimed Tennessee Williams play of deceit and passion, Feb. 16-18 & 23-24, 8pm, Feb. 25, 7pm, Feb. 19 & 26, 2:30pm, $10, $6 students & seniors, 4201 Grant Line Rd., (812) 941-2655. Wayward Actors Company presents “Beyond Therapy,” love triangle with a twist, Feb. 16-18 & 23-25, 8pm, Feb. 19 & 26, 2pm, $15, KY Center, 744-4222 or ••Theatre Alliance and UofL present “Taste of Louisville Theatre,” featuring seven 10-minute plays, Feb. 16-20, 8pm, UofL Thrust Theatre, 2314 S. Floyd St., 802-4626 Aim Four 1’s Success presents “How a Black Man Loves,” one-man stage play designed to help black men reclaim families, Feb. 17, 7:30pm, $20, $28 preferred seating, Spectrum, 911 Brook St., 533-4169. Ovarian Awareness of KY presents “Menopause The Musical,” confronts women’s health issues and lack of communication, Feb. 17-18, Brown Theatre, 584-7777. Drama Studio presents “Oscar Suite,” play built around Academy Awards, Feb. 17-18, 8pm, Feb. 24-25, 8pm, Feb. 26, 3pm, $10, St. Genesius Theatre, 128 E. Bell Ave., Clarksville, (812) 284-0280. WhoDunnit Murder Mystery Theater presents “Murder in the Court,” centers around courtroom chaos, Saturdays, Feb. 18-April 15, Hyatt Regency, 320 W. Jefferson St., 426-7100 or Juneteenth Legacy Theatre presents “Wade, Swing, Lift and Overcome” dramatic concert celebrates African-American freedom legacy, thru Feb. 19, Big Hopp’s, 800 W. Market, $15, $25 pair, 636-4200. Derby Dinner Playhouse presents “The Foreigner,” Clarksville, Ind., thru Feb. 19, 812-288-8281, Murder Mystery adds comedic touch, Feb. 24, 7pm, Culbertson West Dinner Theatre, (812) 981-0870. Ursuline School for Performing Arts presents “Jack and the Giant,” musical version of folk tale, Feb. 22-23, 10am, Feb. 24, 7:30pm, Feb. 25, 2pm, $2-$6, 3105 Lexington Rd., 897-1816. Actors Theatre presents “Bad Dates,” features Louisville resident Susan Riley Stevens as single mom in New York returning to dating scene, thru Feb. 25, 584-1205.


••BuzzWorks Gallery offers photography contest to showcase new and emerging artists, 16 prints chosen for framing at 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, UofL School of Music invites instrumentalists, young and old, to participate in UofL Community Concert Band, rehearses Mon., 7:15-9:15pm, School of Music, 852-4665. 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.


Carmichael’s Bookstore presents author Kay Gill, reads from and signs copies of novel “Mirel’s Daughter,” Feb. 15, 7pm, 2720 Frankfort Ave., 896-6950. Barnes & Noble Booksellers presents Zora Neale Hurtson reading circle, facilitated by C-J columnist Betty Winston Baye, Feb. 16, 7pm, 801 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy., 426-0255. ••Crane House presents Rosemary Gong, on-hand to sign copies of her book “Good Luck Life,” Feb. 16, 6-7pm, 1244 S. Third St., 635-2240. 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.


Dissent! Louisville presents panel discussion on “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. ••Oldham County Arts Association features “Heart of the Beholder,” Feb. 17, 8pm, $5, Oldham Co. Arts Center, Crestwood, Ky., (502) 241-1006. UofL presents “Season of Dissent Film Festival,” thru April 2, free, for schedule, see Flick Central or 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,


Cathedral of the Assumption presents “Celebration of Musical Arts” featuring acclaimed organist and choir, Feb. 18 & 22, 7:30pm, 433 S. Fifth St., 582-2971. Kentucky Center Chamber Players perform Mozart, Noel-Gallon, Ades and Bridge Feb. 19, 3pm, Comstock Hall, University of Louisville School of Music, 327-9675. ••Bethany United Church of Christ holds a “jam session” w/ potluck dinner, bring instrument and food, Feb. 24, 6:30pm, 10400 Old Preston Highway, 969-6829. 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.