1-Recent Works by Thomas Coates and Mary Jackson, Cross Gate Gallery (thru 12/31).
2-Once On This Island, Opera House. $7-10. (thru 11/3).
3-Bernheim Sculptural Invitational, Berhneim Arboretum (thru 1/29/02).
4-The Ron Jones Quartet, Clar-Todd Hall, 6pm.
6-Taj Mahal, KY Theater, 8pm.
7-Nickel Creek, KY Theater, 8pm.
8-Leo Kottke, KY Theater, 8pm.
9-Showcase 25 Revisited, Water Tower Gallery, Louisville (thru 1/6/02).
10-Nubian Council Dance, Student Center Grand Ballroom, 9pm.
11-Netherlands Chamber Choir, St. Louis Bertrand Catholic Church, Louisville.
12-Artful Arfs, Living Arts & Science Center (thru 12/15).
13-Awake and Sing, Kibbey Theatre, Morehead (thru 11/18).
14-David Sedaris, Kentucky Theater, 7:30pm.
15-As You Like It, Guignol Theater (thru 11/18).
16-Gallery Hop, downtown, 5-8pm.
17-20th Annual Kentucky Book Fair, KY State University, Frankfort, 9am-4:30pm. Free.
18-Raison DEtre, KY Artist Series, Singletary Center, 3pm.
21-Film: Spy Game w/ Robert Redford & Brad Pitt.
22-Happy Turkey Day-Stuff your face all day long and nap like theres no tomorrow.
23-Metropolitan Blues All-Stars, Lynaghs.
24-Marvin Hamlisch, Louisville Pops, Palace Theater, 8pm.
25-Little Red Riding Hood & The Three Little Pigs, Brown Theatre.
26-Northside Book Discussion Group, Northside Library, 7-8pm.
27-SCAPA Art Lease Exhibit & Music Festival, Singletary Center for the Arts. Free.
28-Holiday Exhibit, Artopia, Louisville (thru 1/13/02).
The Troubadour Concert Series continues to attract musical powerhouses from far and wide, importing the finest talent available for your well-trained auditory senses. And November finds the Troubadour Series boasting three acts of dynamic instrumental virtuosity in just three days. On Tuesday, November 6, Taj Mahal, the master of roots and world music, will hit the stage with his eclectic blend of musical styles ranging from country blues and soul to Hawaiian music, bluegrass and more. Wednesday, November 7, finds youthful bluegrass sensation Nickel Creek making a stop in our fair town. And on Thursday, November 8, one of America's finest acoustic 12-string guitarists, Leo Kottke, will perform, blending amazing dexterity and moments of introspection delivered with a languid, sonorous voice. Better ask off work now before anyone else does because shows like these don't pop up every day.
November 6-8, Kentucky Theater, 8pm each night. Prices vary. Call 231-6997 for info.
Him Talk Pretty
Alternating between deliciously side splitting humor and heartrending observations of human experience, David Sedaris continues to charm readers around the globe. Brilliantly witty, he is a young talent who can incite rivers of tears and bouts of laughter in the same paragraph. A noted author and comedian, Sedaris made his comic debut recounting his strange but true experiences as a Macy's elf on National Public Radio's Morning Edition. Since then, his sardonic humor and incisive social critiques have made him a star the world over. Also appearing in The New Yorker and Esquire, he slices through euphemisms and political correctness, delighting audiences with his irreverent style and humor. A current publicity tour will bring Sedaris right to the heart of the bluegrass as he makes a stop at the Kentucky Theater for a special engagement. Witness first-hand his tart voice and unique speaking style as he shares his insightful stories with a conspiratorial air. You'll be glad you did.
November 14, Wednesday, Kentucky Theater, 7:30pm. Tickets are $25 general admission seating or $50 which includes premium seating and a pre-performance reception limited to 100 persons. Sedaris will also sign books after the show. Call 257-3221 for more info or visit www.wuky.uky.edu.
Beginning November 16th, the Kentucky Horse Park will be magnificently decorated for the special season ahead as Southern Lights: Spectacular Sights on Holiday Nights gets under way. Attempting to capture the spirit of the holidays with lavish light displays, Southern Lights is a reminder of the splendor and traditions of the Christmas season. New light displays will join old favorites this year while seasonal entertainment will occasionally be offered, including local choirs, arts and crafts shows and carolers from all over. Designed for holiday fans of any age, this event represents what the bluegrass region has to offer in Southern hospitality and genuine holiday cheer. Don't miss it!!
November 16 through December 31, Kentucky Horse Park, 5:30-10pm, 7 nights a week. Call 255-5727 for more info or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
November 23rd & 24th
Beat The Tryptophan Blues
After several years, some things just become the institution. For example, eating too much food on Thanksgiving Day, falling prey to the big-ass nap and stumbling off the couch to rock out with local music scene vets the Metropolitan Blues All-Stars. Though they officially stopped recording together a few years back, these guys continue to gather during the holidays and make beautiful music together. Their cool blend of traditional Chicago-style blues and delta romp is typically spiced with just the right amount of Southern flavor. Wash it down with Frank Schapp's "Blues in a Bottle" or meet Rodney Hatfield outside for a little "Smoking in the Dark." In any case, catching this group on stage is not just a rarity, but also an unequally rewarding musical experience. Now you'll have one more thing to be thankful for.
November 23 & 24, Lynagh's. 10pm. Call 255-6614 for more info.