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May 1st Friday Trolley Hop

Posted by chaska on May 10, 2010


Don’t worry if you missed the First Friday Trolley Hop on Market Street. Most galleries will have their shows up all month. Here’s a quick look some of the highlights in the NuLu area.

Reba Rye at Zephyr Gallery

At Zephyr Gallery, 610 East Market Street, check out the big photographic canvasses of Reba Rye of Frankfort. If you find photographs a bit cold for your taste, these will warm you up. They are often arranged as triptychs or diptychs, frequently with one panel showing a person turning away from the viewer. The idea is, you’re seeing their world, from their point of view. Each panel of the triptychs works at a different scale, from close-ups of sand to aerial shots of the U.S. West. More artists, more hop


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Derby Days…

Posted by chaska on May 5, 2010


Oh first Saturday in May. Joy. From hawkers that stand around Central Avenue, selling their wares or allowing car tire divots in their yards, to those that pass in their beautiful refinery, eating magnificent foods and drinking heavenly cocktails, enjoying an atmosphere like none other. My Old Kentucky Home indeed.
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Huge crowd on hand for Taste of Derby Festival

Posted by chaska on May 5, 2010

Chefs of Jack Fry's

PHOTO & STORY by STEVE COOMES, freelance food  & restaurant writer

More than 1,000 hungry donors packed Slugger Field’s Hall of Fame Pavilion on April 22 for the Taste of Derby Festival. In its 23rd year, the annual fundraiser for Louisville’s Dare to Care food bank gathered more than 50 local restaurants and beverage providers who donated food and drink for the cause of feeding the area’s hungry. Read the rest of this entry »

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It’s That Time of Year – Derby Hats!

Posted by chaska on March 30, 2009

derbyhats2009announceYep, April is a couple days away and it’s finally time to start looking for that beautiful, glorious Derby Hat. The fashion trend all good Louisvillian women (and men) should be thinking about. So, if you’re ready to start shopping, be sure to check out these great events by Objects of Desire through the month of April. Click on image to enlarge.

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gallery opening and tasty cocktails – Nov 29

Posted by chaska on November 26, 2008

If you’re looking for something to do after the family is gone (or you’re just trying to get out of the house), indulge your artsy side and enjoy the gallery showing of Ray Bruwelheide. I’ll be there making a signature Dumante Cocktail which is perfect for this time of year! Hope to see you there.


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bardstown bound boofest Friday Oct 10

Posted by chaska on October 7, 2008

Will you be there? I know I will!

“Bardstown Bound” BooFest and Caufield’s Halloween Parade Join Forces and add a Fall Festival at Home of the Innocents

Two locally loved events – “Bardstown Bound” BooFest and the Caufields Halloween Parade have joined spirits and have added a Fall Festival to benefit The Home of the Innocents to kick off the Halloween season on Friday, October 10.

Once again, merchants and restaurants along Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue will celebrate the Highlands by opening their doors and presenting another fun-filled witching hour of a night beginning at 5:00 P.M.   The parade will start at 6:30 on Bardstown Road and travel north on Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue to The Home of the Innocents at 1100 East Market.  The Fall Festival will run from 5:00 to 9:00 P.M. on the campus of The Home; admission to the Festival is free.  The combination of Louisville’s frightenly fun Caufield Parade, trick or treat stations along the way, Bardstown Bound BooFest and the Festival will give everyone a chance to eat, drink, shop and be scary!

*Special celebrity Grand Marshal, Tony Vanetti and family will lead the parade in an official hearse, then tour the participating businesses on Bardstown Road to judge the “most haunted business” on the strip!

*Zombies from Zombie University will be in the parade as well as walking up and down Bardstown ROad and visiting boutiques and bars along the way.

*The Parade is expected to draw up to 100 units of all types, and the public – as always – will be invited to join the parade near the end and march the rest of the route with the Baxter Avenue Morgue unit.

*Admission to the Fall Festival is free, with a charge for food, beverage, and some activities and will feature entertainment, food and children’s activities.

*Shops and restaurants north and south of Eastern Parkway will feature seasonal food samples, Bubbly Boo beverages and all type of merchandise to celebrate the season.  A portion of their sales that evening will be donated to The Home of the Innocents.

*Bardstown Bound’s BooFest cast will pass out goodies for kids of all ages along the route and Trick or Treat stations on Baxter from Broadway to Lexington will hand out treats.

Event Schedule
5:00 P.M. – until – Bardstown Bound BooFest
5:00 – 9:00 P.M. – Fall Festival at The Home of the Innocents
6:30 P.M. – Caufields Halloween Parade step off on Bardstown Road –Mid City Mall
9:00 P.M. – Judging of the most haunted participating business on Bardstown Road and Baxter Avenue

Bardstown Bound Cast
General Eccentric, Spree, Swanson Reed Gallery, Framing Express, Jarfi’s Bistro, Wild & Woolly, Homemade Pie Kitchen, Alcott & Bentley, Presents Gallery, Tree of Life, Eden Side Gallery, William Dean Salon, Gregory Michael’s Salon, CoCo’s Chocolate Cafe’, Amazing Grace, NV Tavern, Bearno’s Highlands, Bristol Bar & Grill, Le Gallo Rosso Bistro, Caspian Grill, Impellizzeri’s, Avalon, Luna Boutique, Discoveries, J.Shepard, Cherry Bomb, WHY Louisville, KC’s Chicago Hot Dog Stand, The Cage, Renaissance Interiors and the Belknap Neighborhood Festival Eve at the Douglass Loop

Special Thanks to sponsors to date:  The Highlands Commerce Guild, BBC Beer Company,
Caufields Novelties, Miller Print Group/Baxter Avenue Morgue and

For additional information on the Parade, Bardstown Bound BooFest and the Fall Festival, visit or or call 502-721-8636 (BooFest) or 502-292-3033 (Parade and Festival)

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kentucky center celebrates 25th anniversary season with community day

Posted by chaska on October 7, 2008

I don’t know about you, but 25 yrs sure has gone by quickly. I can remember watching the grand gala opening of the center on TV with my mom. Governor John Y Brown was there as was a rather who’s who list of the time. If you have time, you may want to check out this event on Sunday and help the Center celebrate 25 yrs of bringing a variety of arts to our fair city.

Curtain’s Up! Community Day
Sunday, October 12, 1 – 5 p.m.
The Kentucky Center

Sponsored by Fifth Third Bank
Family Activities sponsored by E.ON US

The Kentucky Center invites you to celebrate our 25th Anniversary Season with Curtain’s Up Community Day sponsored by Fifth Third Bank on Sunday, October 12, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The free event will feature exciting performances, workshops, hands-on activities and exhibits, with involvement from Louisville’s arts community, including Louisville Ballet, the Louisville Orchestra, Louisville Theatrical Association, Kentucky Opera, KentuckyShow!, Stage One and Broadway at Iroquois.

Click here for the full day’s schedule:
25th Anniversary Celebration
Free and Open to the public
Activities for all ages
Art workshops & live performances
Prize giveaways
Free parking in The Kentucky Center garage
Free birthday cake to celebrate 25 years!
Free gift to first 500 children
Backstage tours & costume displays
Plus screenings of KentuckyShow!

The Kentucky Center is a physically accessible facility. View the online event schedule for details on performances where Audio Description (AD), Caption Theater (CC), and American Sign Language (ASL) will be offered.

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