Louisville.com's Weekender: Events for March 7-10, 2013

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Dale Jones featuring Katrina Brown at the Comedy Caravan
 
In addition to his training at the world-renowned Second City, Jones has had numerous television appearances including TBS's "The Very Funny Show," NBC's "Last Comic Standing" season six, Fox's "30 Seconds to Fame" and The Comedy Network in Canada. If you don’t blink you might see him in the 2003 MGM movie "Out Of Time" with Denzel Washington. 18+
 
March 7, 7:45 p.m.
Comedy Caravan
1250 Bardstown Road
502-459-0022
comedycaravan.com/show.cfm?id=218952&cart
$10
 
 
Brian Owens at Uncle Slayton's
 
“My father was a preacher and, like most soul singers, I grew up singing in church. That is the route of traditional soul,” Owens explains. “Growing up, I would watch my father sing and see the effect it had on people. When he delivered a song, it was pure and genuine, and that’s what touches people and changes people’s lives.” The Belleville, St. Louis native was also weaned on vinyl platters by the Temptations, Wilson Picket, classic R&B anthologies, and Nat “King” Cole. His debut Moods And Messages is vibrantly vintage. Aesthetically it follows the groove gospel of classic 1960s and 1970s soul but it has a very in the now emotionality. 
 
March 7, 8:30 p.m.
Uncle Slayton's
1017 East Broadway
502-657-9555
uncleslaytons.com/shows.html
$8
 
 
Matthew Ronay Selected Works: 2007-2010 at UofL Schneider Hall Galleries
 
This exhibition features sculptural works that exemplify the artist’s concern with ceremony, ritual and the mysteries inherent to the cycle of life. The exhibition opens Thursday, March 7 with a reception and performance works, or activations, by the artist from 5:00-6:30p.m. Ronay will present the Nora Iasigi Bullitt Memorial Lecture entitled “Content Patterns” immediately following the opening reception in Room 205 of the Bingham Humanities Building.
 
March 7-31
UofL Schneider Hall Galleries
104 Schneider Hall
502-852-6794
louisville.edu/art
Free
 

P!nk at the KFC Yum! Center
 
P!nk is set to perform at the KFC Yum! Center on her The Truth About Love tour. 
 
March 8, 8 p.m.
KFC Yum! Center
1 Arena Plaza
502-690-9000
kfcyumcenter.com/events/detail/pnk-the-truth-about-love-tour
$29.50–$89.50
 
 
Frankie Valli at the Kentucky Center
 
The real Jersey Boys hit the Whitney Hall stage, as Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons perform some of the biggest rock and roll hits of all time. You’ll be carried away to the heights of doo-wop heaven with hits like “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”
 
March 8, 8 p.m.
Kentucky Center, Whitney Hall
501 W. Main St.
502-584-7777
kentuckycenter.org
Tickets start at $45
 
 
'Cry Old Kingdom' at Actors Theater
 
Haiti, 1964. When an artist in hiding persuades a young man to pose for a painting, he feels alive for the first time in years. But under a repressive regime, with revolution brewing, no one’s life is safe.
 
March 8-April 7
Actors Theatre of Louisville
316 W. Main St.
502-584-1265
actorstheatre.org
$25+

 

 

Ford Motor Company Spelling Bee at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
 
The Ford Motor Company Kentucky Derby Festival Spelling Bee showcases Kentucky and Southern Indiana’s top spellers in a suspenseful competition that leaves only one standing. To advance to this event, students must first win their county competition. The top five finishers receive savings bonds from the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation, while the overall champion gets to ride on the Winner’s Float in the Republic Bank Pegasus Parade.
 
March 9, 11 a.m.
Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
2800 S. Floyd St.
502-852-2779
discover.kdf.org/events/ford-motor-company-spelling-bee-3-2/
Free
 
 
St. Patrick's Day Parade
 
“Our theme this year is ‘Forty Shades of Green,’” said Mark Wakefield, AOH president, “We are proud of our 40-year tradition in sponsoring the St. Patrick’s Parade. We welcome all to join us in this fun start for spring as we honor St. Patrick and celebrate our Irish heritage that so many of us share." As many as 125 units are expected again for this year’s parade that will step-off at 3 p.m. at Baxter and Broadway proceeding along the Baxter/Bardstown Road corridor. Often called the people’s parade, families join a mix of decorated vehicles and groups along the route. As many as 50,000 people watched or marched in last year’s parade. O’Shea’s Irish Pub will return again as the official pub sponsor and site for the judging stand.
 
March 9, 3-5 p.m.
Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue
502-724-9991
louisvilleirish.com/2013-parade-forty-shades-green
Free
 
 
Whitney Houston Tribute at the Ursuline Arts Center
 
“A Tribute to Whitney Houston” is a live stage concert honoring the life and legacy of the great Whitney Houston while showcasing outstanding local talent and ability. This concert captures the essence and influence of one of the greatest vocal talents in the world.
 
March 9, 7 p.m.
Ursuline Arts Center
3105 Lexington Road
502-414-4225
$18/$22
 

 

Big Leagues, Little Bricks at Louisville Slugger Museum
 
An original exhibition, Big Leagues, Little Bricks, featuring amazing sculptures, portraits and stadium replicas created with LEGO bricks is included with admission to LSM&F. The exhibition showcases renowned artist Sean Kenney, one of only 13 LEGO Certified Professionals in the world. Kenney's pieces includes hip portraits of baseball superstars Derek Jeter, Joey Votto and Buster Posey, dynamic conceptual sculptures of iconic baseball moments and a show-stopping replica of historic Wrigley Field. Another awesome piece on display is a replica of Milwaukee's Miller Park. The Miller Park creation utilizes more than 35,000 LEGO bricks and has a retractable roof that actually moves.
 
Through Sept. 2
Louisville Slugger Museum
800 W. Main St.
877-775-8443
sluggermuseum.com
 
 
Justin Paul Lewis at the Clifton Center
 
Raised in Louisville,Lewis uses every bit of his heritage and influences to accentuate the importance of genuine music and bring that honesty to the forefront of what he does. Known for his soul-driven Americana,Lewis matured as an artist by making a name for himself within the Louisville music scene. At age 25, Justin has shared show bills with acclaimed artists such as Lucinda Williams, Lyle Lovett and Norah Jones, all while stocking up on gas station receipts around the country realizing his mission: reaching people through music. Lewis will perform songs from his "Rinse, Repeat, Rewind" album, a collaboration between him and cellist/producer Ben Sollee. It is a small collection of true stories about their own individual lives.
 
March 10, 7 p.m.
The Clifton Center
2117 Payne St.
502-896-8480
cliftoncenter.org/?post_type=events&p=2301
$5 or free for Friends of the Clifton Center
 
 
 
 

 

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