This weekend's lineup in Louisville will thwart the evil forces of gentrification once again. (And check out Abbey Road on the River, Kentucky Reggae Festival highlight Louisville's May festivals
for details about Forest Fest and the Kentucky Women's Book Festival.)
I Am My Own Wife
May 14-23, 7:30 p.m., May 16, 2 p.m.
Winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize and based on a true story, this play
tells the story of a German transvestite who survived both the Nazis and East Germany's communist government. Former Courier-Journal
theater critic Roger Fristoe stars in Pandora Productions' one-man show. (Or is it one-woman show? Kind of-man, kind of-woman? I'm confused, but I guess I'm not the only one.) Tickets are $15.
Bike to Work Day
Between your home and your office
Full disclosure: I drive my lazy butt the one mile to Day's Espresso
where I work out of most mornings rather than ride my nifty bike. But hopefully this day will encourage me--and you--to burn calories rather than fuel. Visit the Bike to Work Day 2009 Web site
for details on meet and ride locations as well as bike routes.
Liberty Tattoo & Art Parlor Opening
May 16, 7 p.m.
2801 S. Third St.
I've never been inside a tattoo parlor (I got all my ink in prison), but I like Louisville having an abundance of them -- they serve as outposts, keeping a watchful eye on the ever-present threat of gentrification. Liberty Tattoo & Art Parlor's
opening (free) will allow you to buy art for yourself or your home. And if you choose the former, it doesn't have to be permanent either; the store also sells clothing with original screen-printed designs.
(Via LEO Weekly
Alien: The Director's Cut
May 16, 11:55 p.m.
Baxter Avenue Theaters
1250 Bardstown Road
Sci-fi action has returned to theaters with Star Trek
and X-Men Origins
. But if you want to go old school, or show those kids how Hollywood used to do the genre, check out Midnights at the Baxter
's showing of Alien: The Director's Cut
Saturday night. Tickets are $8.50.
(Via Consuming Louisville
Butchertown Art Fair
May 17, 11 a.m.
My sentiments about them not withstanding
, a lot of you folks seem to dig art fairs (which probably explains why it seems there's one in Louisville every weekend). The Butchertown Art Fair
, held with the Butchertown Home and Garden Tour
, will include the usual array of booths featuring crafts, jewels, sculptures, paintings, wind chimes, junk and art.
(Photo: Flickr/Vee Dub