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Weekend Events: February 8-9

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IU Southeast Concert Band Winter Pops Concert

Sunday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Richard K. Stem Concert Hall

Paul W. Ogle Cultural and Community Center

$8 adults / $5 students, seniors, IU Southeast faculty & staff

Under the direction of Philip Thomas, the program will include: SUPERMAN SUITE FOR CONCERT BAND by John Williams (arranged by Bob Lowden), AMAZING GRACE arranged by Jay Dawson, SUMMER OF '69: THE MUSIC OF WOODSTOCK arranged by Ted Ricketts, ST. LOUIS BLUES by W. C. Handy and arranged by Luther Henderson, and SELECTIONS FROM LES MISÉRABLES by Claude-Michel Schonberg, arranged by Warren Baker.





January 8 through February 16

Derby Dinner Playhouse, 525 Marriott Drive, Clarksville, IN

In the production Carol is being driven crazy by her charming monster of an ex-husband, Victor, and his young new wife, who try every trick in the book to end Carol's alimony.

To make things worse, Carol's quirky kids work at Victor's restaurant and she is sure he is bullying them to get to her.

When Carol has an affair with Victor's lawyer, they both decide Victor has to die!

This hilarious tale of deception focuses on the humor and drama of marriage.

For ticket information please call 812-288-8281 or visit http://www.derbydinner.com/  

Love Letters


7 @ 7:30

8 @ 7:30

9 @ 7:30

10 @ 2: 30/7:30

14 @ 7:30

15 @ 7:30

16 @ 7:30

17 @ 2:30

$21.00 General Admission

$18.00 Seniors

$10.00 Students (under 25)

The Henry Clay Theatre, The Henry Clay Building, The corner of 3rd and Chestnut

LOVE LETTERS is a play comprised of letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together, went their separate ways, but continued to share confidences.

As the actors read the letters aloud, what is created is an evocative, touching, frequently funny but always telling pair of character studies in which what is implied is as revealing and meaningful as what is actually written down.


The Graduate

February 7, 8, 9, 15 and 16 at 8:00 pm and February 17 at 2:30 p.m.

MeX Theatre of the Kentucky Center

Tickets are $18 for general admission, $15 for students and seniors and are available at (800) 775-7777 or (502) 584-7777

Actor's Choice Theatre, in partnership with Wayward Actors Company, will present the stage version of the hit comedy-drama The Graduate.

The stage production adds several scenes that are not in the novel or the film.

As in the movie, the play features music by Simon & Garfunkel, including the eponymous and highly popular song "Mrs. Robinson," which will be performed live during the show.


Body World's Vital

Jan. 20-May 19

Kentucky Science Center

Vital presents a special collection of specimens designed to show visitors the essentials for human health and wellness. The exhibition includes whole-body plastinates, a large arrangement of individual organs, organ and arterial configurations and translucent slices that give a complete picture of how the human body works.

Tickets are now on sale! https://emuseum.expsoft.com/generaladmission.aspx or call 1-800-591-2203

Gallery on Pearl's "Translating Texture"

Friday, January 25 through March 8

On opening night a special reception will be held from 6 to 8 PM including the Artists' Talk at 7 PM. Refreshments will be served.

Painter Jeanne McCutcheon and glassblower Chad Balster are featured.

White House Centre at 222 Pearl Street in downtown New Albany. Normal hours are Tues. through Fri. 11-5 and Sat. 11-3.



"Spirits of the Passage: The Story of the Transatlantic Slave Trade"

February 2 to June 16

The Frazier History Museum, 829 W. Main Street

"Spirits of the Passage" is included in regular museum admission.

The 4,000 sq. ft. exhibition is in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's 1863 Emancipation Proclamation and the turning point it represented for thousands of enslaved people at a pivotal point in the American Civil War.

It's the first exhibition of its kind to examine the entire history of the Transatlantic Slave Trade from the 16th through 19th centuries, while also presenting the most up-to-date research and discoveries to the public.

The Frazier History Museum is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

For more, including a calendar of events and information on planning a school field trip, visit www.FrazierMuseum.org  or call (502) 753-5663.

 Museum Row on Main Announces $5 February

Kentucky and Indiana residents: $5 admission at each attraction for the month of February.

The promotion is underway to remind locals of the wonderful attractions to visit right here in their hometown.

Thanks to $5 February, Kentucky and Indiana residents can escape a dreary, cold winter day and take advantage of world class, indoor entertainment without having to travel very far or spend a lot of money.

The following Museum Row on Main partners will offer the discount all month long -

-Frazier History Museum


-Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory

-Muhammad Ali Center

To take advantage of the offer guests must show proof of residency in Kentucky or Indiana, such as a driver's license or alternate ID while purchasing tickets. Others in the party will also receive the $5 admission, a substantial savings over $10 - $13 regular ticket prices. The special offer cannot be combined with other discounts.


"Searching for Barney Bright"

February 1 - March 29

Opening Reception February 2, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Pat Harrison Arts center Gallery, Arts COuncil of Southern Indiana, 820 E. Market St., New Albany

The exhibit will feature Barney Bright sculptures that are on loan form the Bright family, video and photos of the creation "The Search."

Children's Story Time - Puppets!

Saturday, February 9 at 11 a.m.

A Reader's Corner Bookstore, 2044 Frankfort Ave

Join us for a fun celebration of our monthly children's story time.

Enjoy puppets, treats, and fun stories!

As always, each child will go home with a free book!


Valentine Card Letterpress Workshop

Saturday, February 9, Noon- 4 p.m.

Farmington, 3033 Bardstown Road

Tickets required


A Bottle in the Gaza Sea

Sunday, February 10, 2:30 p.m.

Muhammad Ali Center

In A Bottle in the Gaza Sea, Tal experiences a terrorist attack at her local café but refuses to succumb to hatred and blame.

She slips a message of peace in a bottle that she asks her brother to throw into the sea while he is on patrol near Gaza.

She eventually receives an email response from NaÏm, a teenaged Palestinian and the two develop a friendship through email.

While revealing the huge stress under which they live, the film is a mix of both hope and hopelessness.


WWE Road to WrestleMania

Sunday, February 10 5 p.m.

KFC Yum! Center

The WWE is coming to town, and WDRB has your ticket to see wrestling's biggest stars!

The WWE Smackdown Road to Wrestlemania will be at the KFC Yum! Center

It's your chance to see big names like Sheamus and Randy Orton.


The Kosair Shrine Circus

Thursday, February 7, 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Friday, February 8, 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 9, 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 10, 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m.

Broadbent Arena

Tickets are $25, $22 and $18 reserved, and includes facility fees.

The Kosair Shrine Circus returns to Broadbent Arena bringing The Flying Farfans, Bruno's Tigers, Princess Elayne and other popular circus acts.

Tickets can be purchased at the Kentucky Exposition Center and Kentucky International Convention Center ticket offices, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

Group discounts are available by calling (502) 595-3555 or 1 (877) 306-1919.

For more information about the Kosair Shrine Circus visit


15th Annual Jewish Film Festival: My Best Enemy

Saturday, February 9th

Village 8 Theaters

Heading towards adulthood, the Jewish Film Festival brings a more mature line up of movies and documentaries in its 15th year.

The festival will challenge audiences with the complexities of Jewish culture and what it means to be Jewish in the modern era.

The festival runs from February 9-21 at locations throughout Louisville.

The festival starts with a bang.

On February 9th, My Best Enemy brings the drama of World War II in Nazi Germany.

Two best friends must switch places to recover a stolen piece of artwork while competing over a shared love interest.

To purchase tickets, visit www.jewishlouisville.org/filmfestival or call the JCC at 459-0660.

A complete schedule, film descriptions and trailers are also online.

Thomas Edison House to Celebrate Master Inventor's 166th Birthday

Saturday, February 9 from 10:00 a.m. and last until 3:00 p.m.

Admission is half price for adults and children under 12 are FREE.

The historic Thomas Edison House, 729 E. Washington St. in Butchertown

Louisville is throwing a birthday party for the celebrated inventor and scientist.

The historic Thomas Edison House will host a day-long birthday party that includes a cake shaped like a light bulb.

For more information, visit www.edisonhouse.org or call the Historic Homes Foundation at (502) 899-5079.

Mardi Gras Party at Wonderland

Sunday, February 10, 6 p.m. to 12 p.m.

Danny O'Day's Studio, 3541 Nanz Ave. Louisville, Ky.

Come one, Come all to the Mardi Gras at "Wonderland" party.

We will present this beyond belief party before your very eyes.

Magicians, singers, mus icians, painters, comics, poets, dancers, performers of all kinds.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen watch them drop like flies when these acts perform.

The faint of heart may choose to look away.

In this grand pavilion you can walk right up look them in the eye and gawk all you want.

One word of warning, as you pass through the canvas threshold, you are walking into another world, another realm, another dimension, the twilight world of "Wonderland."

Come meet some of the cast of Wonderland!

RSVP RaySmerlin@SmerlinEntertainment.com

12th Annual Build, Renovate and Landscape Expo

Friday, 2 p.m.-8 p.m.

Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Sunday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Kentucky International Convention Center, Exhibit Hall 2D

$3 for adults and free for children 18 & under

The Expo will inspire homeowners looking to improve their home. From Feb. 8-10 at the Kentucky International Convention Center, attendees will get the chance to see the latest in cabinetry, countertops, flooring, sunrooms, basement finishing, waterproofing and landscape installation.

There will be education seminars about interior decoration, landscaping and more.

Two designers will face off in the Ethan Allen Design Challenge, each creating a design plan for an attendee to teach design tricks and tips.

For more information about the Build Renovate and Landscape Expo visit http://www.homeshowcenter.com/  

"Civil War and Memory"

Friday, February 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Morning sessions will be in the Ekstom Library's Chao Auditorium.

Lunch and afternoon sessions will be at the University Club

$25 cash or check, includes lunch

U of L's College of Arts and Science and Center for Arts and Culture Partnership sponsor the fifth annual symposium.

This year's program will look at shifting viewpoints after the Civil War and consider its lasting impact on politics and culture even up to the current 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

To register, contact Janna Tajibaeva at janna@louisville.edu or 502-852-2247

"Great American Boat Show"

February 8 - 17

Bass Pro Shops, 951 E. Lewis and Clark Pkwy, Clarksville


The Boat Show is the best place and time to get important information during the free boating and fishing seminars available both weekends.


Second Annual NuLu Valentine Open House

Saturday, February 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

East Market Street

The East Market District is pleased to announce its 2nd annual NuLu Valentine Open house.

It will feature local retailers and restaurants what will be open extended house and offering specials/discounts and refreshments.



Chocolate and Bourbon Pairing Class

Saturday, Feb. 9 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Distilled Spirits Epicenter 801 S. 8th St.

$59 per person

Moonshine University at the Distilled Spirits Epicenter presents Like Bourbon for Chocolate, a chocolate and bourbon pairing class that showcases the sweeter side of Kentucky's signature spirit.

Just in time for Valentine's Day, class participants will enjoy sensory evaluations using chocolate to bring out subtle flavor notes in a variety of bourbons.

Like Bourbon for Chocolate is the perfect gift for Valentine's Day and features the chocolate of Art Eatables, the Louisville-based creator of the Small-Batch Bourbon Truffle.

To register, call (502) 301-8130 or visit www.moonshineuniversity.com.

A Slice of Life - it's a tasting event!

Great food & beverages, entertainment, silent auction.

Friday, February 8, 6:30 - 9:30 pm

Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street, Louisville 40206

$50 in advance

$60 at the door

Local restaurants, wineries and distilleries will provide samples to guests.

Local businesses are donating gift certificates and items to be used in silent actions and real grab bags.

Benefits the Ovarian Awareness of Kentucky (O.A.K.)



"Puppet Prom 10th Annual Fundraiser"

Saturday, February 9th, 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

770 Eastern Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40217

minimum donation- $10

suggested adult price- $25

Squallis Puppeteers is hosting their 10th annual fundraising bash.

This year's event is on the Valentine's Day weekend and is all about the love and kisses.

In order to raise money for the organization's programs and mission, the people of Squallis have put together a family friendly event for puppet lovers of all ages.

The event features large puppets mingling, interactive puppet activity booths, a silent auction of local art, free desserts, Lil' Cheezers food truck, cash bar, a LIVE Kissing Puppet Show,

DJ Matt Anthony and LIVE MUSIC from the local band Lady Pyramid. This year's party is centrally located at the School of Sharks building at 770 Eastern Parkway in Louisville Kentucky.

There is something for everyone at this fun loving bash. Come on out and join in the puppet love fest while supporting your local puppet group.

This event is sponsored by Brown Forman, Wild Bird Center, Why Louisville, The Kentucky Arts Council, The Louisville Metro Government, many area businesses, and individuals like you.


Trivia Night

Friday, February 8th at 7 pm.,

St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 4700 Lowe Road, Louisville, Ky. 40220


The format will be pub quiz with 10 categories, each category having 10 questions and one point will be given for each correct answer.

Teams of 8-10 players are recommended. A cash prize will be given to the winning team.

Half the proceeds will be donated to Crusade for Children.

Light snacks and drinks will be provided.

You are welcome to bring other snacks to share.

If you need more information call Kathleen Sims 485-1260

St. Joe Hill Church Youth Group's Italian Gala

Sun Feb. 10 11:00-2:00

$8 adults & $5 children 2-12

church Parish Hall, 2605 St. Joe Rd W, Sellersburg

The St. Joe Hill Church Youth Group would like to invite everyone to their Italian Gala

Menu includes spaghetti, lasagna, sides, dessert & drink.

There will also be music & a silent auction.

This fundraiser provides for youth programs, trips, retreats, community service, sports, etc.

You may contact the church office at 246-2512 for more info.

Four Roses Flower Hour

Friday, February 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Nanz & Kraft in Middletown, 141 Breckenridge Lane


Four Roses Bourbon and Nanz and Kraft Floris are teaming up for a special Valentine's shopping and bourbon tasting event that will benefit the American Heart Association.


Pearls and Pumps

Saturday, February 9 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Olmstead


Get your Derby on at a preview of spring fashions in the second annual Pearls and Pumps event benefiting the women's cancer program at Baptist Health.

Walking the runway will be local models showing off the latest from Louisville-area boutiques.



Natural Beekeeping with John Seaborn

Saturday, February 9, 1 pm. to 4:00 p.m.

Bernheim Arboretum Education Center

Bernheim Members $20.00, non-members $30.00

Registration and payment are required by 4:00 p.m. on the day prior to the program; call (502) 955-8512.

Space is limited.

Beekeeping isn't as simple as it once was, but John Seaborn of Wolf Creek Apiaries believes that both new and experienced beekeepers can successfully manage bee hives without chemicals.

If you keep bees, or if you are interested in doing so, this three hour workshop will allow you to explore the advantages of natural beekeeping.

Seaborn will include tips for a successful second year of beekeeping, such as how to keep the bees from swarming.

To register, call (502) 955-8512.


Hands on History Workshop

Saturday, February 9 from 1 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Preservation Louisville, The Brennan House Historic Home, 631 S. 5th St.

For most people the maintenance, renovation of, or additions to their older home can be daunting projects they avoid because they simply do not know how to proceed!

This workshop will lead you through the steps of planning and executing your project by using two examples: Repair or Replace Historic Windows & Designing a New Kitchen

You will learn where to find information and resources, when you need to involve Metro Landmarks & Preservation Districts Staff, how to think through the scope of the project, how to put ideas on paper and what to do when you are "over your head."


Ali: The Greatest

Muhammad Ali Center

Through March 16

This highly anticipated exhibit runs through March 16 as a tribute to "The Greatest" himself.

The exhibit consists of multi-media pieces that were chosen based on their aesthetic power in conveying emotions felt in response to the image of Muhammad Ali.

Ali: The Greatest is on loan from Evolve the Gallery of Sacramento, CA and is a part of its effort to showcase various aspects of Muhammad Ali's life through visual art.


Mobile Tax Assistance Clinics

Friday, February 8, 22, March 8, 26 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

United Crecent Hill Ministries, 150 S. State St.

By appointment only.

Volunteers will provide free tax preparation for individuals and families who make $50,000 or less in adjusted gross income per year.

Contact Councilwoman Ward-Pugh's office at 574-1109 to make an appointment.

Olmsted Park Champion Volunteer Event

Saturday, February 9, 10am-Noon

Iroquois Park

Help preserve Louisville's urban forest!

Gloves, tools and refreshments provided.

Dress for weather and working outdoors.

Meet in front of the Amphitheater.


KentuckianaWorks RAMP Training Program Information Session

Friday, February 8, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Southwest library Branch, 10375 Dixie highway

The three week training program will prepare men and women to become long-distance moving van operators.

The three week training requires no cost and pays a starting salary of $40,000 a year with benefits.


Inaugural Greater Louisville half-marathon

Sunday, February 10

Half-Marathon: 8 a.m.

5k: 8:15 a.m.

Fun Run: 9:45

Start and finish at the Sheraton Louisville Riverside Hotel in Jeffersonville

The Greater Louisville half-marathon, 5K and fun run will be held Sunday.

The inaugural event will run along the Ohio River Greenway adjacent to the Ohio River with breathtaking views of the downtown Louisville Skyline.

Bluegrass Nationals

Feb. 8 - 10

Freedom Hall

Free, parking is $8 per vehicle

Some of the country's fastest amateur BMX racers will descend upon Louisville's KEC Freedom Hall for the Bluegrass Nationals.

This is the third stop in the 30-race USA BMX National Series.

The USA BMX crew will construct a 1,000-foot dirt track inside Freedom Hall, designed with an eight-person starting gate and hill, huge banked turns and a variety of obstacles and jumps.

Rider practice and a pre-race take place on Friday, with national-caliber action on Saturday and Sunday.

Friday: practice from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; pre-race begins at 6 p.m.

Saturday: morning practice; qualifier racing begins at 11:30 am.

Sunday: racing begins at 8 a.m.

This USA BMX event features top amateur racers whose ultimate dream is to someday compete in the Olympics.

Derby City Rollergirl vs. Glass City Rollers

Saturday, February 9 at 8 p.m.

Champs Rollerdome, 9851 LaGrange Rd, Louisville


In their first home game of the season, come watch these two great teams face off.



Winter Farmers Market

Saturdays from 9:30am - noon

First Presbyterian Church Gym, 222 Walnut Street, Jeffersonville, In.

Though farmers markets are generally associated with warmer weather, Jeffersonville has had a Winter Market for several years now.

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