FAIRS & FESTIVALS
See also www.kdf.org for Kentucky Derby Festival events
THEATER, DANCE, & PERFORMANCES
9 to 5: The Musical
Through May 19th
Derby Dinner Playhouse
525 Marriott Drive - Clarksville
When the movie "9 to 5" hit movie theaters around the country in 1980, the public saw sexual discrimination cast in a comical light, but one that gave women an upper hand.
The Bard's Town Presents A WHOLE LOT OF FUNNY
The Bard's Town has quickly become THE spot in Louisville that the best up-and-coming touring comedians look to perform.
The Midwest Clean Comedy All Stars - April 26, and May 11 (7:30)
More information available at www.thebardstown.com or by calling (502) 749-5275
The Kentucky Center for the Arts
Runs Tuesdays through Saturdays, on the hour, from 11 am to 4 pm and Sundays from 1 to 4 pm. Closed Mondays.
A 32-minute, breathtaking movie, narrated by Ashley Judd, that features Kentucky's fascinating people, spirit, sights and sounds.
General admission is $7 but mention this offer, and receive one free admission with each paid admission. Special begins Friday, March 29 and runs through Sunday, April 7.
www.kentuckyshow.com or call (502) 562-7800
April 11, 13, 18, 22, 25 and 27 at 7:30 p.m.
April 14 and 28 at 2 p.m. and April 21 at 2 and 7 pm.
Jewish Community Center (3600 Dutchmans Lane)
$18 in advance or $20 at the door
Avenue Q is the smash-hit Broadway musical about real life in New York City, as told by a cast of people and puppets through a hilariously irreverent comedy.
Avenue Q tells the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college graduate who moves to NYC with big dreams and a tiny bank account.
The only apartment he can afford is way out on Avenue Q, where everyone's looking for the same things he is: a decent job, a stable relationship and a "purpose."
Eventually, Princeton learns to embrace the ups and downs of city life and realizes that "the real world" isn't so bad, after all!
Due to mature themes, adult language and full-puppet nudity, Avenue Q is inappropriate for children.
Parental guidance is advised.
Call 459-0660 or visit www.CenterStageJCC.org to reserve tickets for Avenue Q.
Another Cocktail Dear?
April 12-19 at 7:30 p.m.
April 20 and 29 at 2:30 p.m.
April 24-27 at 7:30 p.m.
The Henry Clay Theatre, 604 S. Third Street
$21.00 General , $18.00 Seniors, $10.00 Students (under 25) and children
The play centers around five middle-aged women.
Each month the card playing, wine sipping quintet gather together to share stories about their lives, loves, adventures and the trials and tribulations of aging.
On one seemingly normal afternoon they discuss the aging process and what they will do in the golden years of their lives.
What transpires is a most unusual and revelatory pact.
For internet orders: Purchase tickets. www.bunburytheatre.org
EVENTS, EXHIBITS & FUN
Body World's Vital
Jan. 20-May 19
Kentucky Science Center
Tickets are now on sale! https://emuseum.expsoft.com/generaladmission.aspx or call 1-800-591-2203.
"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.
Big Leagues, Little Bricks
New baseball-themed exhibit built entirely with LEGO® pieces opens in March
March 2 - September 2
$11 for adults, $10 for seniors (60+), $6 children
An original exhibition at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory features amazing sculptures, portraits, and stadium replicas all built with LEGO® bricks.
The exhibition showcases renowned artist Sean Kenney, one of only 13 LEGO® Certified Professionals in the world.
Kenney's pieces in Big Leagues, Little Bricks include hip portraits of baseball superstars, dynamic conceptual sculptures of iconic baseball moments and a show-stopping replica of historic Wrigley Field.
Bluegrass Bourbon: By the Bottle/By the Ounce
Friday, April 5 -June 16
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
The Museum and Louisville Clay will present an exhibition of ceramic bourbon bottles and shot glasses designed by artist around the country.
The Exhibit will be free during the First Friday Trolley hop on April 5.
April 9 through December 31
Kentucky Derby Museum
From elaborate costumes to port-o-potty racing and even a little mud wrestling, the Infield's character is only fully understood by those who are brave the revelry on the First Saturday in May.
The Kentucky Derby Museum will give visitors a taste of the wild and zany atmosphere of the Kentucky Derby Infield with our newest exhibit: THE INFIELD: The Most Festive 26 Acres In Sports.
"The Infield" exhibit will showcase the fun and enthusiasm that infield fans share during the races on the first Saturday in May.
Featuring life-size cut-outs for photo- ops, three video compilations of the odd and curious events often found in the action and historic events depicted through imagery on the walls--- the exhibit will mimic the immersion of the infield scene with vignettes of the festivities.
The Infield is part of a series of temporary exhibits offered by the museum, replacing the Urban Bourbon exhibit which showcased the history of bourbon in the city of Louisville.
The Kentucky Derby Museum, which sits on the front steps of Churchill Downs, is a premier Louisville attraction that welcomes over 200,000 visitors through its doors annually.
Afternoon Tea at Blackacre
Sundays in April: 14, 21 , 28
Seatings at 1 pm. or 3pm.
$20 per person or $10 raffle ticket only, RSVP required
Meet our pioneer girl Phebe and her friends!
Enjoy formal afternoon tea inside the historic 1844 Presley Tyler House with our very own pioneer girl Phebe
and her friends.
Take a carriage ride and play pioneer games (weather permitting)
Purchase tickets for tea and a chance to win a rare Felicity doll (now out of production) or a gift certificate good toward the purchase of an American Girl® doll or accessories
Spring Wildflower Hikes at Charlestown State Park
A series of guided wildflower hikes will be offered on spring Sundays at Charlestown State Park starting April 14.
Charlestown State Park is at 12500 State Road 62 in Charlestown, 4711
A different one of the park's trails will explored each week.
The hikes are free with standard gate admission of $5 per vehicle for Indiana residents and $7 for out-of-state residents.
Annual park passes are available.
A schedule and details follow.
Sunday, April 21, 1 p.m.
Meet by the boat ramp to hike Trail 6 in search of spring ephemerals.
Ephemerals are early- blooming and short-lasting wildflowers.
Trail conditions are rugged (2.3 miles). Hikers also will pass by early lime kilns and the old Charlestown Landing.
The kilns are remnants of one of the earliest industries in Clark County.
The first part of the trail is easy and level-those who want a short hike can turn around before climbing the ridge.
Sunday, April 28, 1 p.m.
Meet at the Trail 5 overflow parking lot just outside the camping area gate house.
Trail 5 is a moderate 1.8 miles.
Hikers will go to an overlook on Fourteenmile Creek and should see many wildflowers along the way, such as wild hyacinth and rue anemone.
Sunday, May 5, 1 p.m.
Meet in the Trail 2 parking lot.
Trail 2 is a moderate 1.4 miles.
Hikers will pass scenic views of cascading waterfalls as they check out the many wildflowers and ferns.
Sunday, May 12, 1 p.m.
Meet at the parking lot for trails 3 and 4.
Trail 4 is a rugged trail that goes through mixed hardwoods with views of Fourteenmile creek.
Hikers will be on the watch for later ephemerals and ferns.
Keeneland Spring Meet
While Keeneland presents 16 days of world-class Thoroughbred racing from April 5-26, fans of all ages can celebrate spring with a jam-packed calendar of special events.
Bardstown Road Farmers Market
Every Saturday morning, 8 am-12 noon
1722 Bardstown road, 40205
Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. - 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.
Bardstown Road Farmers' Market
Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon
1722 Bardstown Road
It's are a fully self-supporting market, as we have no outside sponsorship or financial contributions. We are also what is typically considered a "traditional" market, where we only allow farm-raised, farm-produced local products into the market.