Staff Picks

May 23, 2006 at 6:57 pm

Wednesday, May 24
Get noise
 Jon Mueller and Jim Schoenecker — both of the band Collections of Colonies of Bees — are the only members of Mouths. Mueller has been an active drummer since the early ’90s when he moved to Chicago and studied under the late jazz legend Hal Russell. Schoenecker is a fan of modular synthesis and a connoisseur of sine waves. Together, the two form the experimental Mouths and play tonight at Logos Coffee House. Louisville’s Shedding (Wolverine Brass’ Conner Bell exploring “any sound and music of his heart’s content”) is playing a duet with noisemaker Keenan Lawler, and along with Boogie Bros., opens. —Michael Lichvar
Logos Coffee House
2250 Frankfort Ave.
$3; 8 p.m.
All ages

Friday, May 26
‘Drawing as Thinking’ exhibit
 Artists think, therefore they must create. Co-curators Shannon Stelzer and Brent Dedas asked 14 local artists to each do 100 drawings on whatever they wanted. The resulting 1,400 images are insight into the individual artist’s psyche; when seen as a whole with the other drawings, the exhibition gives a peek into the collective creative working process. This special exhibit will also feature music, food and drinks. If you find one or two drawings that make you think, you can buy them for $5 each after the one-night show, either online at the Greenhouse Arts Project Web site or at the Monkey Wrench, 1025 Barret Ave., 582-2433. —Jo Anne Triplett
Greenhouse Arts Project
1708 Frankfort Ave.
$5; 6 p.m.-1 a.m.

Friday, May 26
Cinderblock poster sale
 Cinderblock is the place to be for fans of posters. Bill Green and Danny Cash are currently exhibiting their colorful work at the gallery, with an art sale on the closing day of the show. Green’s highly graphic designs include those produced for the Lebowski Fest, an annual love-in for all things related to the Cohen Brothers film. Cash, co-owner of Kopilot, at 1414 Bardstown Road, is featuring screen-printed posters of fellow Louisvillians, including Muhammad Ali and Mayor Jerry Abramson. Be sure to also check out the screen-printed T-shirts he designs and sells at Kopilot. 
 The posters are available from $15-$60, and both Green and Cash will be at the sale. —Jo Anne Triplett
Cinderblock Gallery
931 E. Main St.
Free; 6-9 p.m.

Saturday, May 27
‘Food Fight’ lecture
 Do battle with cancer and heart disease in a most tasteful way! Sip, spoon and stir your way to a healthy body and lifestyle by attending this speaking engagement entitled “Food Fight: Use Your Fork to Defend Against Cancer and Heart Disease,” sponsored by EarthSave of Louisville.
 Two of the country’s leading experts, T. Colin Campbell, leader of the China Study, and Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. of the Cleveland Clinic, will present a revealing keynote speech followed by Q&A with the public. There’s also an optional dessert reception with the speakers following ($25). —Cindy Lamb
Clifton Center
2117 Payne St.
$5; 7-9 p.m.

Saturday, May 27
 Locals the Shinerunners call their sound “Donkey Tonk,” perhaps a child spawned from a threesome between Southern rock, alt-country and honky tonk. Their live shows, if you haven’t caught one recently around town at Uncle Pleasant’s or Dundee Tavern, are as addicting and strangely self-satisfying as throwing peanut shells on a Texas Roadhouse floor. Check them out for free this Saturday at the legendary Peppermint Lounge in the Iroquois Shopping Center, next door to the Vietnam Kitchen (sounds like the perfect date to me). If all goes well, the boys plan to make this a regular gig — free of charge, of course — on the last Saturday of every month. Show up ready to get down. And tell ’em Southside sent ya. —Sara Havens
Peppermint Lounge
5343 Mitscher Ave.
Free; 9 p.m.

May 27-28
15th annual Reggae Fest
 Starting the summer with the Reggae Festival may not be Louisville’s oldest entertainment tradition — but it’s got to be among the most affordable and reliable. Once again sponsored by the Bisig Impact Group over at the Water Tower, this year’s full musical lineup includes Kaan’ Shuz, Caribbean Conspiracy, DubDis and many others. As always, the music is accompanied by opportunities to shop (artisans, handmade jewelry, incense) and to chow down with fare from vendors like Café Kilimanjaro.
 One of the reasons this has been running well for so long is the free admission for kids up to age 10. Feel free to bring the lawn chair and blanket for when you’re sitting back under the stars and the jerk chicken’s settling into the tummy … but leave the pets and food containers at home. —T.E. Lyons
Water Tower
River Road and Zorn Avenue
$8 ($5 before 6 p.m.); 2-11:30 p.m.

Monday, May 29
EarthSave’s Taste of Health
 Chew on this! The good people of EarthSave Louisville are feeding us again. Vital vittles, as it were, the education and delicious foods are all part of this annual gathering. There is something at this table for everyone — parents, chefs, healthcare workers and anyone interested in a yummy way to sustain the planet and your appetite at the same time. Sample delectable plant-based foods from Louisville restaurants, attend free cooking demonstrations and seminars, browse in the bookstore and play some games. Speakers include: Dr. Antonia Demas (successful program to help kids like veggies), Ken Bergeron (anti-cancer cooking demo), Wayne Pacelle (CEO of the Humane Society) and Vesanto Melina (internationally known dietitian and author). Come and dish with the experts and enjoy food and fun for free. —Cindy Lamb
Slugger Field
401 E. Main St.
Free; 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Through June 15
Slugger Museum ‘Hitters Hands’
 This seems pretty cool. Until June 15, the Slugger Museum has an exhibit called “Hitters Hands.” It’s a collection from Denver-based artist Raelee Frazier, whose Highland Studio has not only plaster-cast and bronzed the hands of some of baseball’s all-time greats, but also the paws of John Elway and Sir Edmund Hillary. Amongst others in the exhibit, you’ll find the hands of Pee Wee Reese, Johnny Bench and Stan “The Man” gripping a Louisville Slugger bat — an image offering a focused look at the point of attack for many of the game’s best hitters. Cooperstown may have these guys’ faces in bronze, but none of them ever hit a home run with that. —Jonathan Frank
Louisville Slugger Museum
800 W. Main St.
Free w/ admission