Everybodys’ working for the Weekend

Wonder Women!’ at the Muhammad Ali Center
The Muhammad Ali Center Metamorphosis Film Series, in partnership with ITVS Community Cinema, presents “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines” by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s, to the blockbusters of today, “Wonder Women!” looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation. The film will be followed by a brief discussion and/or education activity.
March 28, 5:30 p.m.
Muhammad Ali Center
144 N. Sixth St.
Bourbon Series: 101 at the Silver Dollar
Join New2Lou in the private speakeasy-style space above the Silver Dollar, hip honky-tonk bar in a renovated fire station on historic Frankfort Avenue. The Hawthorne Beverage Group, leaders in the spirits consulting and marketing, will be there to provide you with the a ton of bourbon knowledge, history of bourbon and the distillery process, and great insider tips. Sounds amazing huh? And the best part is this is an interactive course, so that means you get to taste the bourbons, discuss among friends and decide which one is your favorite. All while socializing with the coolest new folks in town.
March 28, 6 p.m.
The Silver Dollar
1761 Frankfort Ave.
Macy’s Spring Fashion Show at the Horseshoe Southern Indiana Showroom
For the trendy set, the Kentucky Derby Festival Spring Fashion Show is Kentuckiana’s premiere fashion showcase of the year. The Fashion Show features a runway of the latest in Derby and spring outfits and accessories by fashion brands and local boutiques. Some of the Festival’s Official Products will also be featured and Official 2013 Derby Festival merchandise will also be on sale. Cocktails start at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m.
March 28, 5:30 p.m.
Horseshoe Southern Indiana Showroom
11999 Casino Center Dr SE
Elizabeth, Ind.

Music Unwound with The Louisville Orchestra at the Kentucky Center
Conductor Jorge Mester and host Joseph Horowitz present
Copland: “Selections from Rodeo & Billy the Kid,” Copland: “El Salon Mexico” and Revueltas: “Redes (The Wave).”
March 28-29
Kentucky Center, Whitney Hall
501 W. Main St.
Kentucky’s Mr. and Miss Basketball Awards Ceremony at the Seelbach Hilton Hotel
The Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation along with Honorary Chairs Coach Winston Bennett, 1983 Mr. Basketball and UK alumnus, and his wife Peggy, will present the 2013 Awards. Many former Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball’s will be attending, as well as business leaders and sports enthusiasts from across the state. Tickets include access to a VIP cocktail hour, dinner and entrance to the awards ceremony. Proceeds benefit the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation to help provide proper eye care to all Kentuckians.
March 29, 6 p.m.
Seelbach Hilton Hotel
500 S. 4th St.
Louisville writer James Markert to sign ‘A White Wind Blew’ at Carmichael’s
Carmichael’s welcomes James Markert for a signing of his new novel “A White Wind Blew.” Previously published under the title “Requiem Rose,” “A White Wind Blew,” set in Louisville’s Waverly Hills Sanitarium, is a compelling tale of hope in a time of despair, raising compelling questions about faith and confession, music and medicine, and the undying force of love.
March 29, 7 p.m.
Carmichael’s Bookstore
2720 Frankfort Ave.

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ at the Derby Dinner Playhouse
A musical about a floral shop assistant who raises an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon his plant grows into an ill-tempered, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame in exchange for feeding his growing appetite. Featuring early 1960’s rock n’ roll, doo-wop, and Motown music.
Through March 30
Derby Dinner Playhouse
525 Marriott Dr.
Clarksville, Ind.
21st Annual Easter Parade on Frankfort Avenue
The Easter Parade will travel from Stilz to Haldeman Avenue. It will feature the Shriners, Hwang’s Martial Arts, the Talking Police Car, the Mounted Sheriff’s Posse, antique cars and trucks, Wallie Moon’s Bubble Truck, and an appearance by the Easter Bunny and tons of free candy. The “Good Ears” awards will be presented to the most creative float and the most outrageous Easter bonnet.
March 30, 11:45 a.m.
Frankfort Avenue
Leonard Cohen at the Louisville Palace
Leonard Cohen is a master songwriter, musician and poet whose stunning body of original work has touched the lives of millions. Citing W.B Yeats, Irving Layton and Walt Whitman as literary influences, Cohen first shot to the forefront of the music industry in the 60″s and has remained an inspirational talent and contributor to the industry since he first emerged. His albums “Songs of Leonard Cohen” (1967), “I”m Your Man” (1990) and “Dear Heather” (2004) are rightly considered classics along with the beautiful singles “Hallelujah” and “Suzanne.” He has sold more than 20 million albums, worldwide and published 12 books. With a career spanning five decades, Leonard Cohen has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame (2008) and the Songwriters Hall Of Fame (2010) and is a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient (2010).
March 30, 8 p.m.
Louisville Palace
625 S. 4th St.

Easter Beer Brunch at the Holy Grale
This special feast featuring some of favorite spring ingredients and Easter beers. The delicious menu below, created by Holy Grale chef, Joshua Lehman includes pork belly, red curry chicken and waffles, bacon egg and beer cheese, country ham, big eye tuna salad sandwiches, Nutella crepes, duck confit and braised rabbit.
March 31, 1-5 p.m.
Holy Grale
1034 Bardstown Road
Easter Brunch at the Brown Hotel 
Spend a delightful Easter Sunday with your friends and family at the Brown Hotel. The abundant brunch buffet at J. Graham’s Café has something for everyone including a build-your-own omelet station, hand-carved meats, spring-inspired salads, and all your favorite breakfast items. Seating is available at 11:30 and 11:45 a.m. and 1:15 and 1:30 p.m.
March 31
The Brown Hotel
335 W. Broadway
$36 per person for adults and $18 per person for children 4-12
Louisville Gothic / Louisville Dark Party at Diamond Pub and Billards
Spawned by the fertile L.A. alt metal scene, the band Orgy adds catchy melodic hooks to the familiar mix of crushingly loud riffs and electronic-tinged production. Formed in late 1997, Orgy consists of vocalist Jay Gordon, guitarist Ryan Shuck, guitar synthesist Amir Derakh, bassist Paige Haley, and drummer Bobby Hewitt.
March 31,
7:30 p.m.
Diamond Pub & Billards
630 Barret Ave.

Yo ! Fix those Old Winders !

Preservation Louisville will host a hands on workshop on Saturday, April 13, 2013 for people interested in learning and practicing the skills needed to repair historic wood windows. The workshop runs from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at The Brennan House Historic Home, 631 S. 5th St.


Instructor Jack P. Patchin of Ol’ House Experts in Madison, Indiana, has over 30 years experience in construction and restoration. Patchin has restored wood windows for homes, barns, and outbuildings. He served nine years on the maintenance crew of Taliesin, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Wisconsin estate, and has presented workshops and seminars for local preservation organizations and at community colleges.


In the workshop – which will build on previous workshops he has presented for Preservation Louisville – historic window expert Patchin will demonstrate the skills needed to repair historic wood windows, and guide participants in practicing those skills. Participants will learn:

  • How to use the basic tools to restore, repair, and maintain historic wood windows.
  • How to repair sashes with epoxy, repair the rope and weight system, and replace and glaze panes.


The workshop is open to the public, seating is limited and reservations are required.  Registration Fee: $30 ($20 for Preservation Louisville Members).  Please reserve your spot in this exciting workshop below!



By U of L Hospital, James Graham Brown Cancer Center


No cost for service to eligible women without insurance

Supported By:

Councilman Jerry T. Miller, Operation: PARENT & Ascension Lutheran Church

Where: Ascension Lutheran Church

13725 Shelbyville Road

Date: Monday, April 8th, 2013

Time:8:30am – 3:30pm

Appointment Needed, Please Call:

Mrs. McKenzie Combs at 574-1107

Sponsored by:

Louisville & Jefferson County Partnership in Cancer Control

If you have Insurance, Medicare, or Medicaid, U of L Hospital, James Graham Brown Cancer Center will bill that agency

Coffee with the Officers – Friday March 29th

One of the big issues that law enforcement must continually deal with is communication.  We all know that the majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public is in emergency, sometimes adversarial, or emotional situations.  Let’s face it; those situations are not always the best time for a nice “sit-down chat about community issues.”  So how do we communicate better with the people we serve?  The answer to that question is simple; just have a cup of coffee.

Join your 4th Division Resource Officers this Friday, March 29 2013.

8:00 am  –  9:30 am for a free fresh cup of coffee & conversation.

Smokey’s Bean Coffee House

1451 S 1st Street

Lou., KY 40208

Officer Dean Sturgeon

Louisville Metro Police Department

4th Division Resource Unit

Cell: 502-639-0421

Fax: 502-637-7027

Cherokee Triangle Art Fair – April 27 & 28th

Louisville’s 42nd Anniversary
Cherokee Triangle Art Fair
Brings Art and Artists, Food, Drink, Music … Friends!

“My favorite time at our CTA Art Fair is the opening at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning,” says Linda Grasch, longtime resident of Louisville’s Cherokee Triangle. “By then, the artists are set up and enjoying coffee or tea and doughnuts — and it’s a blackened bratwurst breakfast for me! It’s not busy yet, and the artists can chat.” The annual event has “favorite returning artists, but also newcomers, all professionals. I’ve heard the Fair called a block party, art fair and reunion, all rolled into one annual tradition. That’s it!”

The 42nd annual Cherokee Triangle Art Fair is to be held Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. It’s the weekend before the Kentucky Derby. The Art Fair is free and open to the public.

The Cherokee Triangle Art Fair is a juried fair with more than 200 artists’ booths. The outdoor event is in Louisville’s historic Cherokee Triangle neighborhood on tree-lined Cherokee Parkway between Willow Avenue and Cherokee Road adjacent to the Gen. John Breckinridge Castleman statue. Activities begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday with the Children’s Parade, which lines up on Cherokee Road at Longest Avenue.

“I look forward to the Art Fair every year,” says retired Cherokee Triangle resident Kathy Coin. “I plan ahead as to what I might want to buy and which vendors’ booths I want to be sure to visit.” Over the years, Mrs. Coin’s purchases have included a handmade jewelry box, an oil pastel, wooden bowls, handmade jewelry, and a throw for the couch. She believes the two-day fair “is the perfect size, too — not overly big. It’s just right!” 

The Art Fair includes dozens of veteran exhibitors as well as new artists not only from Louisville and Kentucky, but also from out of state. Art Fair patrons can view and purchase original art and often meet and talk with the artists. Fairgoers also enjoy food, drink, entertainment and music. On Saturday evening, music and food service will continue until 8 p.m. Then, it’s time to rest up for Sunday’s activities.

There’s a popular children’s activities area with a variety of fun events. Other attractions of the fair include the plant booth with a lush variety of plants and herbs, and there’s a wide variety of festive food and drink available at numerous booths.

A big hit in 2012 is being expanded this year: a free valet parking service for bicycles. No need to walk bikes through the crowd! Bicycling for Louisville, a nonprofit advocacy group promoting bicycles for transportation, (www.bicyclingforlouisville.org) will have volunteers to keep bikes safe and secure enabling riders to meander, hands free, through the exhibitor areas.   

The annual Cherokee Triangle Art Fair is the major fundraiser for Louisville’s Cherokee Triangle Association, and the event’s proceeds are returned to the community and neighborhood in numerous ways. Annually, proceeds from the fair, along with other revenue sources, help fund events such as the annual free summer concerts in Willow Park.

In an Art Fair-related event, on Friday evening, April 26, the Legal Aid Society will hold its 10th annual Art Fair preview party fundraiser, the “Brush, Bottle, and Barrel of the Bluegrass,” at Louisville Collegiate School from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Collegiate’s Mary Rodes Lannert Athletic Center. Fifteen artists participating in the Cherokee Triangle Art Fair will display and sell selected art at this preview party. In 2012, more than 550 people attended and the event raised more than $46,000 for Legal Aid.

The adjunct event also features tastings of Kentucky wines, bourbons and beers, a silent auction, and food. Collegiate is located at 2427 Glenmary Avenue, near Grinstead Drive, in Louisville. Tickets are $75 and may be purchased in advance or at the door.  To purchase tickets in advance, visit www.laslou.org or call (502) 584-1254.  Free valet parking is available. The event is wheelchair accessible.

Lending an added dimension of “green” to the springtime Cherokee Triangle Art Fair, there is a major emphasis on recycling. Workers recycle glass, plastic, paper, cardboard, and some aluminum, typically constituting two heaping truckloads of materials.

For the safety of all patrons, the Art Fair is a pet-free zone. Attendees are asked to leave their pets at home. Art fair organizers also request there be no skateboards, skates, or rollerblades, and that cyclists walk their bikes (or park them free) within the Art Fair. Close-in parking for the handicapped is available.

Setup for the Art Fair begins in early morning on Friday, April 26, and the streets of the Art Fair and immediate surrounding area are closed to through traffic Friday morning. Following the two-day Art Fair, streets reopen at 8 p.m. on Sunday evening after cleanup.

“I’m thrilled we have an event that brings so many people into our neighborhood,” notes Louisville native and nine year Cherokee Triangle resident Glen Elder. “It’s one of our first big days out after a long winter, and I love to stop up there at the Castleman Café at what I call the “sunny end of the Fair” for a glass of wine with friends. We have a diverse, yet close-knit, community and I love seeing the incredible mix of people strolling about our neighborhood, greeting friends, talking with the artists and enjoying themselves. It’s the perfect crowd!”

For directions to the Cherokee Triangle Art Fair or other fair information, please check the Cherokee Triangle Association web site at www.cherokeetriangle.org.

Additionally, the “Cherokee Triangle Art Fair” page on the popular Facebook service on the Internet has dozens of photos from the 2012 event.

All the funds raised by the annual fair go back into the neighborhood. To sign up as a volunteer, please call Jerry Grasch at (502) 523-5282 or Linda Grasch at (502) 552-7365.


Mayors Music & Art – April 4th Free

Mayor Greg Fischer invites you to a free monthly series showcasing local musicians, artists and performers.

The Mayor’s Music and Art Series is the first Thursday of the month.

The next show features Louisville’s Billy Goat Strut Revue! Thursday, April 4. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. with music at 12:10 p.m.

Join us in the Mayor’s Gallery, 4th floor of Metro Hall, 527 W. Jefferson St.

Brown-bag lunches will be permitted, but due to the historic nature of the Mayor’s Gallery, no outside drinks will be allowed. Louisville Water will provide Louisville Pure Tap at the performances.

More information about the series is available at www.louisvilleky.gov/mayor/musicseries.

KY Center


Gardenaganza – April 28th



Jefferson County Master Gardener Association,


Louisville Nature Center


Gardenaganza 2013!

Where: Louisville Nature Center

3745 Illinois Avenue

Louisville, KY 40213

When: Sunday, April 28th from 11 am – 4 pm

This plant sale will feature native plants from Dropseed Nursery, herbs from Thieneman’s Herbs & Perennials, vegetables, perennials, shrubs, trees, & more from the Jefferson County Master Gardener Association.

Come place your bids on our wonderful Silent Auction items donated by local businesses and individuals. You might find that special garden item you have been looking for in our Garden Treasures, or if you need a rain barrel we have those too!

MG Tom Filben will be here to take your order for a cedar raised bed. Come talk with Tom about the size you need to purchase for your garden. Tom & his team will deliver it to your Jefferson County location.

Jefferson County Horticulture Agents will be on hand to answer your gardening questions, and MGs will have educational displays & tours of the Rain & Sensory Gardens.

Music will be provided by Hominy and Grizz!

Please come and join in the fun!

For More Information: jcmgainc@gmail.com , lnc@bellsouth.net, or 458-1328