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.
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.
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.
EVENTS, EXHIBITS & FUN
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.
"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.
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, visitwww.edisonhouse.orgor 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!
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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."