Blue Man Group is best known for its wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music, and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The New York Times heralds the show as “One of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged.” With no spoken language, Blue Man Group is perfect for people of all ages, languages, and cultures. Blue Man Group is now on the road for its first U.S. theatrical tour.
Through April 15 Robert S. Whitney Hall 501 W. Main St. broadwayacrossamerica.com/shows/blueManGroup.html 800-294-1849 $37.90-$85.30
All Shall Perish with Carnifex, I Set My Friends On Fire, Greeley Estates, Fleshgod Apocalypse, The Contortionist and Conducti at Expo 5
Technical death metal band All Shall Perish hails from Oakland, California, but their eponymous three-track demo had to make its way across the Pacific Ocean and be embraced by Japan's Amputated Vein Records to make possible their first album, Hate, Malice, Revenge, released in 2003.
April 12 Expo 5 2900 7th Street terryharper.com $13.50-$18.00
Little Colonel Players: 'An American Daughter'
Lyssa Dent Hughes is the privileged, well-educated daughter of a well-known Republican Senator and a fifth generation daughter of Ulysses S. Grant. She is the wife of a professor, a mother and a prominent health expert who is nominated for the Surgeon General. When the media discovers that she once failed to respond to jury duty, her career and personal life are threatened as that one simple error snowballs. This play makes a distinct and often amusing attempt to expose the soft underbelly of American political life, its media awareness and its subsequent confusion of public opinion polls and democracy.
Through April 22 Little Colonel Playhouse 302 Mount Mercy Drive Pewee Valley littlecolonel.org 502-241-9906 Adults $15, seniors and students $12
Denny Crum Texas Hold Em Tournament
Denny Crum, legendary Hall of Fame coach for University of Louisville men's basketball, will host the Denny Crum Texas Hold 'Em Tournament to benefit The Dream Factory - the Louisville-based, wish-granting organization for critically and chronically ill children.
April 13, 5:30 p.m. Kentucky International Convention Center 221 S. 4th St. dennycrumtexasholdem.org 502-561-3001 $25, $50, $100
Show Opening: Hanging Around for Tea in Nature's Wonderland
This show, which will run through May 25, features ceramics by Elmer Lucille Allen and photography by C. Jerry Abraham. Refreshments will be served at the opening. Allen is well known for her work in ceramics and fiber art. A play has been written about her life, and she has been featured in numerous publications. Abrahaam has been the photographer for the Louisville Zoo and the Jewish Community Center. His nature photography is widely known and admired, and he has presented his photos in several shows.
April 13, 6–8 p.m., artists' talk at 7 p.m. The Gallery on Pearl in The White House Centre 222 Pearl St. New Albany, Ind. thegalleryonpearl.com 812-542-0780 Free
Death Cab for Cutie with The Magik*Magik Orchestra
April 13, 8 p.m. Louisville Palace 625 S. 4th Street louisvillepalace.com $35-$74.50
Ali Shuffle 10K Walk/Run
"Connecting communities one step at a time," this 10K run/walk begins at West End School where Muhammad Ali went to grade school, following along the steps that Ali took in his life by passing his childhood home and other famous landmarks of his life, before ending at the Muhammad Ali Center.
April 14, 8 a.m. West End School 3628 Virginia Ave. louisville.edu/aliinstitute 502-852-6372 $20 registration, $3.25 convenience fee
The Flea Off Marketin NuLu
The Flea Off Market is a once-a-month outdoor bazaar that takes place in the heart of Louisville, off Market on Shelby Street. There will be dozens of vendors each month offering a wide variety of tantalizing wares. There will be books, records, bicycles, kittens, antiques, cool old junk, used tools, fine arts and crafts, fresh-cut-flowers, esoterica, live music, and entertainment for all ages (bring the kids!) And if that isn't enough to get you off your lazy rump, The Flea Off Market will have food trucks selling toothsome delights and plenty of refreshing alcoholic beverages.
April 14, 12–6 p.m. Off Market on Shelby Street Along Shelby Street and in the lot next to Salvo Collective, 216 S Shelby St (between Market and Nanny Goat Strut Alley) facebook.com/thefleaoffmarket 502-693-2657
Joan Osborne at Headliners
“I knew when the time was right and my voice was ready, I wanted to make a recording like this one,” says Anchorage, Ky.'s Joan Osborne. That recording is Bring It on Home, a collection of vintage blues, R&B and soul songs that make up the seventh album from the Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum artist. It’s an apt title—for Osborne, Home marks a return to her musical roots. “I cut my teeth in New York blues clubs singing songs like this,” she remembers. “I’d do three or four one-hour sets per night. That’s where I really learned to sing.”
April 14, 7 p.m. Headliners Music Hall 1386 Lexington Road headlinerslouisville.com 502-584-8088 $25
Tim Wilson at The Improv
Capital recording artist Tim Wilson returns to Louisville's Improv April 12-15. Tim has released more than a half dozen albums and is known for songs like "The Jeff Gordon Song," "Trailer Love," and "First Baptist Bar & Grill." He's a longtime regular on the radio programs The Bob & Tom Show and John Boy & Billy.
April 12–15 Improv Comedy Club at 4th Street Live! Fourth Street Live! improvlouisville.com 502-581-1332
Renoir to Chagall: The Allure of Color at the Speed Art Museum
This major exhibition features paintings by the great French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist masters and related artists dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Among the who’s who of artists included are Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, Mary Cassatt, Henri Matisse, Paul Gauguin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Georges Braque, and Marc Chagall.
Through May 6 The Speed Art Museum 2035 S. Third St. speedmuseum.org 502-634-2700 $5 for museum members, $15 for non-members
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