Louisville.com's Weekender: Events for June 21-24, 2012

 


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Gary Clark Jr. with Quiet Corral at Headliners

A mere 28 years old, Gary Clark Jr. has burst into the music scene the old fashioned way. Growing up in Austin, and already gigging in his teen years, he quickly became noticed and signed by local owner of Antone’s (joining the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughn), Clifford Antone. When he was 17 years old, the Mayor of Austin declared May 3, 2001 Gary Clark Day…seriously.  Read more at "Will Gary Clark Jr. preach the gospel according to Hendrix?" This is an 18+ event.

June 21, 8 p.m.
Headliners
1386 Lexington Road
headlinerslouisville.com/calendar
502-584-8088
$15


A Celebration of the Life, Activism, and Poetry of Marilyn Buck at Carmichael's

Carmichael's is honored to host a celebration of the life and writings of the late Marilyn Buck, whose collection of poetry Inside/Out has been posthumously published. Buck, who died in 2010, was a committed political radical, imprisoned for more than 30 years for her revolutionary activities. She was also a prolific writer and poet. Inside/Out is a living testament to the fierce intelligence and huge compassion that inspired and informed Buck's life, and to the transcendence of her poetic vision. Louisville poets Sonja De Vries, Carla Wallace and others will read from Buck's collection and reminisce on the impact she had on their lives.

June 21, 7 p.m.
Carmichael's Bookstore
2720 Frankfort Avenue
carmichaelsbookstore.com
502-896-6950
Free


Music on the Terrace

Every Thursday through the months of June and July there will be music at the Summit. Music will be played between at the area between Martini's and Mitchell's Fish Market. This Thursday it's Latin music from Cosa Seria.

June 21, 6:30 p.m.
The Summit
4300 Summit Plaza Drive
thesummitonline.com/louisville/?p=1147
502-425-3441

 

LIBA Brewfest 2012 at Slugger Field

This Louisville celebration of local, independent brewers, independent businesses, and independent thinkers will shelve uniformity and celebrate our uniqueness. The Louisville Independent Business Alliance kicks off Independents Week a little early with the Louisville Brewfest. Drinkers must purchase a $2 souvenir wine or beer cup. On-site parking is $5 and there's plenty of free street parking after 6 p.m.

June 22, 4-10 p.m.
Louisville Slugger Field
401 E. Main St.
keeplouisvilleweird.com/brewfest
Free to enter, $2 for souvenir glass, $1 per tasting ticket


Maia Sharp with Leigh Ann Yost at Uncle Slayton's

Produced by Grammy Award-winning studio legend Don Was, Maia Sharp’s most recent release, Echo, heralded her ascension into the spotlight after being embraced by Bonnie Raitt, Carole King, the Dixie Chicks, Art Garfunkel, Keb’ Mo’, Cher, Trisha Yearwood, Edwin McCain, Lisa Loeb, Kim Richey, Kathy Mattea, David Wilcox and many others who have recorded her songs and treasured her talent. From this point, the secret is out and Sharp stands on her own—a uniquely gifted singer, writer and multi-instrumentalist whose peers are the most discerning artists in the business but whose music on Echo reaches out toward the wider world. 21+ with ID

June 22, 8:30 p.m.
Uncle Slayton's
1017 East Broadway
uncleslaytons.com/shows.html
502-657-9555
$10-$13


Historical Burlesque in a Speakeasy at Meat

A troupe of vintage historians, visual artists, costume designers, and jazz dancers is coming to Louisville. Historic Burlesque Arts in Louisville local burlesque performers organized by Mrs. Marvelously Marvis Lee (of the Mavens of Mischief) will perform iconic routines and classical inspired teases celebrating the roots of American burlesque. From Victorian era performances of Lydia Thompson and her British Blondes and the strip-arts acts found on the vaudeville circuit, to the crackdowns and raids of the Prohibition years and the pinup girls of the 1940s and 50s, women have found ways to express themselves regardless of the laws or social mores designed to prevent them from doing so.

June 22, 9:45 p.m.
Meat
1076 E. Washington St.
mavensofmischief.com
502-354-3212
 

Rock 'N Roll Reunion Concert at the Louisville Zoo

Get ready for a trip back in time as the best of the 60s and 70s Louisville rock ‘n roll bands get together for one huge concert at the Louisville Zoo’s Oasis Field. The WAKY rock ‘n roll reunion brings together Wulfe Brothers, The Epics, Doo Wop All Stars, Sherry Edwards, Cosmo and the Counts, Crushed Velvet, Soul Inc. Guest may bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. No tents or canopies allowed. No alcoholic beverages or glass bottles permitted, but concessions will be available.

June 23, 1–4 p.m.
Louisville Zoo
1100 Trevilian Way
louisvillezoo.org/events/WAKY.htm
502-459-2181
Concert is free with Zoo admission or a Louisville Zoo membership
 

Sunset Wine Tasting at The Wine Studio

Join the Wine Studio for another round of portfolio wines from its cellar. Just in time for summer, it has a refreshing Chenin blanc from South Africa, Provencal rose, a Portugese white blend, a Napa pinot and more. The tasting will be accompanied by light canapés. It is a wonderful way to start a weekend evening.

June 23, 4 p.m.
610 Magnolia at the Wine Studio
621 W. Magnolia Ave.
610Magnolia.com
502-636-0783
$15 per person, includes wine flight and light canapés

 

Hollywood White Party at Prime Lounge

The hottest party of the summer returns for the 13th annual white party. 21 and over to enter. Music by DJ Ryan Cox and DJ K-Dogg. White attire required. Grey Goose and Red Bull drink specials.

June 23, 10 p.m.
Prime Lounge
106 W. Main St.
primeloungeky.com
502-58-PRIME



2012 Taste of Frankfort Avenue

The 20th anniversary Taste of Frankfort Avenue will include cuisine from 25 of the area’s signature restaurants, beer and wine tastings, a silent auction, and live music. All proceeds benefit the Clifton Center.

June 24, 5-8 p.m.
The Clifton Center
2117 Payne Street
cliftoncenter.org
502-896-8480
Tickets start at $40


Nada Surf with Waters

WFPK presents alt rockers Nada Surf and Waters at Headliners. Doors open at 7 p.m. This event is 18 and over.

June 24, 8 p.m.
Headliners
1386 Lexington Road
headlinerslouisville.com/calendar
502-584-8088
$15 in advance, $17 day of


'My Big Gay Italian Wedding'

Anthony is a romantic who only wants to celebrate his handsome boyfriend and love, Andrew, with the whole world…or at least the entire borough of Brooklyn. Anthony is Italian so he wants his wedding ceremony to be filled with an abundance of food, fanfare, more food, music, and even more food. So what’s the big deal? Anthony’s gay and he wants the blessing of his Italian Catholic parents. While he insists on a big, traditional Italian wedding, his over-bearing momma has a few stipulations of her own, not the least of which is that the family priest perform the ceremony. Add to the mix bickering relatives, a crazed wedding coordinator and a jealous ex-boyfriend who wants nothing more than to ruin the whole thing, and you've got one hell of a wedding party. What follows is a hilarious sequence of events as the boys' extended families try to make the wedding a day they will all never forget.

Actors Theatre of Louisville
316 W. Main St.
pandoraprods.org/Tickets/MyBigGayItalianWeddingJune2012/tabid/862/Default.aspx
502-584-1205
$16-18 in advance, $18-$20 day of

  
 

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