e n ofriendly A News and Tribune Publication March 27, 2014 — Issue 9 r e b m nu 7 2 é f a C d in h e b y r o The st Also Inside: PLAYLIST DEVEREAUX GONZO FEST 2014 LINEUP 2 SoIn March 27, 2014 follow us on TWITTER @newsandtribune FACEBOOK/YourSoInWeekly Got a story you're just dying to see in SoIn? Tweet or Facebook us and your idea could be our next SoIn feature. For the latest SoIn content, follow/like us online. Publisher Bill Hanson Editor Jason Thomas Design Brandi Jones/Claire Munn Photography Christopher Fryer WHERE TO FIND SoIn: ON RACKS: We offer free copies of SoIn at numerous hotels and restaurants around Clark and Floyd counties. IN YOUR PAPER: Every Thursday in the News and Tribune ONLINE: newsandtribune.com /soin ON FACEBOOK: /YourSoInWeekly SoIn is a publication of the News and Tribune. On the Cover: Crystal Reardon, New Albany, stands beside the front entrance to Café 27, which she owns with Bryan Conner, Georgetown, in downtown New Albany. Staff photo by Christopher Fryer NEXT SOIN ISSUE: • Setting the stage for SoIn Thunder Over Louisville events. Reconnecting with a dream at Café 27 After Crystal Reardon and Bryan Conner got their restaurant, Café 27, up and running, Reardon’s two children had a shockingly creative enterprise business idea for an 8-year-old and 10-year-old. They asked to put halfprice appetizer cards to the Jason Thomas, Editor restaurant inside their Valentine’s Day cards at school. Did Reardon let them? “Hell yeah,” she said with a puzzled expression on her face as if she’d been asked if Brad Pitt was handsome. Why not? After all, Reardon hasn’t collected a paycheck in five years yet has managed to pay the household bills. Conner can probably say the same. Reardon and Conner, friends for 27 years, used earnings from Conner’s jewelry store to fund their dream of owning a bar. Now Café 27 on Main Street in downtown New Albany, and the adjoining Liquidz bar, are taking off. That’s what we do in SoIn. We hold tight to our dreams. And we got each others’ backs. Fellow downtown entrepreneurs “have been very supportive,” Reardon said, even placing Café 27 fliers in the windows of their own businesses. Main Street, and other downtown blocks, are creaking to life. Will the revival continue? “We’re chipping along, trying to make it happen,” said Conner, who yearns for more retail and living space downtown. “There’s no reason New Albany can’t be nice again.” Is it all worth it? “My kids are proud of me, so yeah,” Reardon said. “All the heartache and scrapes and bruises and financial losses ... my kids and my daddy are proud. So yeah, it was worth it.” — Jason Thomas is the editor of SoIn. He can be reached by phone at 812-206-2127 or email at jason. email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter: @ScoopThomas. upcoming: PRESERVING the PAST New Albany set to host statewide conference An event with historical significance will take place April 9 through 11 in New Albany. The Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archeology partners with Indiana University and Indiana Landmarks to host the annual Preserving Historic Places: Indiana’s Statewide Preservation Conference. This statewide conference is the official forum for preservation issues in Indiana. Relevant session topics are chosen based on the host community. Speakers include nationally known preservationists. The conference features general and concurrent sessions, keynote speakers and tours of preservation highlights in the host community. Sessions include historic building maintenance best practices, creating an archeology park, using tree rings to date historic buildings; also, tours of New Albany’s Cost for event Student Registration after March 1 is $100 Registration at the Door after April 2 is $200 Additional Luncheon Ticket (Wed. or Fri.) is $30 Additional Awards Banquet Ticket (Wednesday), is $45 Extra River Boat Dinner and Cruise Ticket is $50 Workshops/Field Sessions is $15 All tours are free with registration. Motor coach tours require advance registration. More information: in.gov/dnr/historic/4463.htm. historic sites and churches will be held. New Albany’s diverse history features opulent 19th-century mansions, humble shotgun houses, stunning churches and a The Scribner House is located at the corner of State and Main streets in New Albany File photo vibrant downtown featuring locally owned restaurants, shops and bars. Make reservations today for a conference guaranteed to engage, enlighten and entertain, according the state Department of Natural Resources’ website. Registration will be at St. Marks United Church of Christ, 222 East Spring St. For the entire conference, free parking will be available at St. Mark’s. Meals and sessions will be located throughout downtown New Albany. 1 3 To Go March 27, 2014 3 she's got hoops What: NCAA Div. I women's basketball regional When: noon Sunday, 7 p.m. Tuesday Where: KFC Yum! Center Cost: $25 all session pass; $18.50 individual This will be the first time Louisville has hosted an NCAA Women's Basketball Regional. U of L has hosted the first- and secondrounds in 2013 at the KFC Yum! Center and in 2010 at Freedom Hall. U of L and the KFC Yum! Center served as the host for the 2013 NCAA Women's Tournament first and second rounds and the 2012 Men's Basketball Championship for the second- and third-rounds. 2 3 STRING MUSIC What: Louisville Orchestra Double Concertos When: Today, 10:30 a.m.; Friday 8 p.m. Where: Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center for the Arts Cost: Tickets start at $20 Legendary chamber music group, the Emerson Quartet, will join the Louisville Orchestra for two performances featuring the music of Brahms and Mozart. Britten: Soirees Musicales; Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante; Brahms: Double Concerto; Brahms Arr. Schoenberg: Piano Quartet in G Minor. Jorge Mester, conductor; Emerson Quartet, guest artist. [kentuckycenter.org] SMOKE 'EM IF YOU GOT 'EM What: House blend cigar premiere When: 6 p.m. Friday Where: Riverside Cigar Shop and Lounge, 201 Spring St., Jeffersonville Riverside Cigar Shop and Lounge premieres its first Premium House Blend Cigar, which will be the first in Louisville and Southern Indiana to be crafted specifically for a locally owned shop. Customers will enjoy the House Blend comprised of the finest Nicaraguan materials wrapped up in Ecuadorian Habano. This medium bodied, full flavored, high quality cigar is sure to please even the distinguished of cigar connoisseurs. Riverside will have specials, giveaways, swag and there will be loads of general tomfoolery. Gotta Go: Interested in seeing your event in our 3 To Go? Email SoIn Editor Jason Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org one special number Café 27 opened on Main Street in New Albany on May 27. Staff photo by Christopher Fryer Café 27 thrives in downtown New Albany by Jason thoMas email@example.com a pan seared tuna salad changed the lives of Crystal Reardon and Bryan Conner. One taste of the sesame-encrusted manna from heaven and plans went from opening a hotrod-themed diner/ bar — complete with cutaway cars for dining booths — to a dignified restaurant in a “classy, vintage” space in downtown New Albany. “That was the ruination of the diner experience,” said Reardon, 43. “We can’t serve that out of the back of a car seat.” So the question became: “How can we do this?” How the former Russ’s Tavern on Main Street was transformed into Café 27 and a colorful addition to New Albany’s thriving culinary scene rests with the reconnection of two friends and the chance meeting of a Sullivan University student a few weeks shy of graduation. Reardon grew up on Budd Road and worked alongside her mom on the Bonnie Bell, a restaurant barge in Jeffersonville. The New Albany High School graduate shucked enough oysters to know that she “didn’t want to smell like fish again,” but Reardon was unsure what to do with her life. She soon landed a job at the front desk of a doctor’s office. “Perhaps my calling was to be a nurse,” she began to think. “I always took care of people.” After graduating from IU Southeast, she worked as a nurse for James Y. Mc- Cullough Jr. and other private practices for 15 years. Then it all fell apart. In 2008 Reardon quit her nursing job to look after her ailing mother. “I always took care of people,” Reardon said, recalling her nursing career and days spent as a bartender. On Christmas Day, her husband left her and her two children, six months after her mom died. Just vanished, along with $250,000 of Reardon’s cash. A divorce would follow — Reardon’s husband failed to show up in court the day it was finalized — and she filed for bankruptcy after her ex had gambled away her life’s savings. Not long after the divorce, with Reardon “still emotionally disheveled” and unemployed, she reconnected with an old friend. Bryan Conner and Crystal Reardon have known each other for 27 years. They shared a mutual dream, as old as their friendship, of one day owning a bar. The owner of Conner Custom Jewelry Creations on Spring Street in downtown New Albany, Conner, Georgetown, offered his friend a job. She took it. One day, Millie Harding — owner of Russ’s Tavern on Main Street — walked into Conner’s to sell a gold filling. Halfjoking, Reardon told Harding she should sell her Russ’s Tavern. Harding: “OK.” Reardon: “Oh crap.” A month later, Reardon and Conner found themselves the proud owners of three buildings: 145, 147 and 151 Main Street, all of which connect. Remember that dream? Café Con Rea plan Liqu “I wanted a damn bar and got a restaurant,” Reardon said before flashing a smile. Conner, 45, also a New Albany High grad, was scratching his head, too. “I didn’t set out to open a restaurant,” he said. “I thought it would be cool to open a restaurant, but I didn’t think we’d have what we got now. I’m proud of it.” What they got took a ton of work, from friends, family and whoever would lend a hand. “We did pretty much everything out of pocket,” Reardon said, adding that “everything had to be redone.” They put in all new doors, flooring and windows, with barn wood coming from Conner’s property in English, as well as installing a heating and air conditioning unit. The buildings were in sad shape. During renovation, the floor of the restaurant totally collapsed under the thump-thump of a jackhammer. “We’re lucky the kid was standing on the right joist,” Reardon said. They scraped together what they could. Many of the high chairs, tables and light fixtures in the restaurant and Liquidz, the neighboring bar, came from the shuttered La Rosita restaurant a few blocks away. Then came building codes and é 27 owners Bryan nner and Crystal ardon have big ns for the adjoining uidz bar. Staff photo by Christopher Fryer regulations from the city. While they had a “rough go” at times with officials, “everything eventually worked out,” Reardon said. And on May 27, 2013, Café 27 officially opened. “I cried,” said Reardon, who’s not one to shed tears. “I’m really proud of all the people who put in the time and energy. Without them we couldn’t have got it done.” Friends reconnected — for better or for worse. “Five years later we finally got something open,” Conner said. “We don’t get along very well now, like when we were friends. But we still love each other.” Zachary Wolf is responsible for the seared tuna salad that changed the course of Reardon’s and Conner’s dream. They hired him away from Covered Bridge Golf Club after an impromptu introduction from Jeremy Kirchner, the club’s chef, and Wolf’s dish. Wolf uses the same sesame-Thai concoction at Café 27. The “contemporary American menu with a little bit of an ethnic twist,” as Wolf puts it, has gotten a warm reception. The adjoining bar, while Reardon and Conner try to figure out its identity, has filled a unique entertainment niche downtown — all part of New Albany’s revival. “When we bought this building there wasn’t a thing open on this block,” Reardon said. “Now the entire block is up and running.” While Reardon and Conner envision New Albany becoming “a baby Bardstown Road,” if the city doesn’t continue to grow by adding retail and living space “those of us who have managed to make it this long IN THE KNOW: • WHAT: Café 27 will fade away,” • WHERE: 145 E. Main St., Reardon warned. New Albany Still, she • PHONE: 812-948-9999 looks ahead. • HOURS: Monday through Thursday, 10 The address, 151 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday, Main Street, has Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 the beginnings p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to of a bar, with 3 p.m. (brunch only) exposed-brick • ON THE WEB: walls and barn cafe27.com wood throughout. Reardon envisions tin ceilings, saddles for seats and has even picked out a name: Shots ‘n’ Giggles. “It’s the next phase of the dream.” Meet the Chef Zachary Wolf Zachary Wolf’s dream is to own his own restaurant some day, but for now the volunteer firefighter-turned-chef is cutting his teeth at Cafe 27 in downtown New Albany. He was plucked from his cooking gig at Covered Bridge Golf Club by Crystal Reardon and Bryan Conner, who opened the restaurant on Main Street in May 2013. “I was excited and nervous,” said Wolf, 24, a Floyd Central graduate who has an associate’s degree in culinary arts and a bachelor’s degree in hotel and restaurant management from Sullivan University. “There was a learning curve for me, and school helped,” added Wolf, who was a Georgetown firefighter for eight years. “I took the stuff from school, put it in practice and put my own spin on things.” He took the menu for a whirl, creating contemporary American concept “with a little bit of an ethnic twist,” said Wolf, who caught the cooking bug while hanging out with his mom in the kitchen growing up. “There’s a little bit of everything,” Wolf said, including hummus (Mediterranean), Southwest chicken pasta (Cajun), to name a few dishes. “To me, that’s America. We’re such a melting pot.” It may be a melting pot, but it’s also original. “I like to take old-school recipes and make them my own,” Wolf said, adding that he practices a New Age, avant-garde cooking style. “I keep the integrity of the flavors and make it look good. Everyone eats with their eyes first.” The standout dish, Wolf said, is the fried rock shrimp, which is marinated in red onions and buttermilk, fried and drizzled with a spicy mustard aioli and chili sauce. Perfect for Wolf, whose ideal spot for his restaurant is a beach hut. “I got into this business because I wanted to serve other people,” he said. “When I hear a good reaction from people and see the smiles on their faces, that’s what keeps me going.” — Jason Thomas 6 Entertainment March 27, 2014 STRUTTING THEIR STUFF Derby Festival showcases spring fashion The hottest spring fashions will be on the runway at the Macy’s Kentucky Derby Festival Spring Fashion Show tonight in the Showroom of Horseshoe Southern Indiana. The event starts with cocktails and boutique shopping at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 and runway show at 8. Christine Fellingham, editor-in-chief of Her Scene and director of Women’s Audience at The Courier-Journal, will help style the show again this year. The event is themed “Time To Shine” and guests can expect a night of fun and high fashion. The show will feature outfits and accessories by: Apricot Lane Boutique, Boutique Serendipity, Caden, Collections Boutique, Crush Boutique, Dillard’s, Dress & Dwell, Guess?, Inc., I.N.C. International Concepts, Macy’s, Merci Boutique, Olivia & Co. Boutique, Pink Julep Boutique, Rodeo Drive, Sunny Daize and The Willow Tree. Hair and make-up will be provided by J Michael’s Spa & Salon. Models are provided by Heyman Talent Agency. Some of the festival’s official products will also be featured and merchandise will be sold. Movies: ALBUMS: books: March 27 April 1 April 1 “A Haunted House 2" é “Noah" “Sabotage" é “Head or Heart" by Christina Perry “Imaginary Enemy��� by The Used “Salvage" by Alexandra Duncan é “Love Letters to the Dead" by Ava Dellaira “Dear Killer” by Katherine Ewell this week's soin PLAYLIST Q&A interview WITh Upcoming gigs: devereaux Band members/instruments: Christine “ Dev” Devereaux: lead vocals, electric violin/fiddle; Jimmy Carwile: lead guitar, vocals; Dave Miles: bass; Jason Ferguson: drums, vocals Hometown/Residence: Dev grew up in Jeffersonville and now lives in the Highlands, Miles grew up in Southern Indiana and lives in Floyds Knobs, Jason and Jimmy are both from and live in Louisville. How did your band get its name? The boys wanted to incorporate the Dev in there since it’s familiar to the scene from it being half the name of my last act. After some feedback and Facebook polling it was narrowed down to “Better Off Dev” or “Devereaux.” Needless to say "Devereaux" won the vote but it was closer than expected. It’s actually my middle name Daddy had given me who I lost years ago so I’m March 27/28: Phoenix Hill April 4: 19th Green April 11/12: Talbott Tavern April 18: Quad Cafe (Acoustic) pretty proud and grateful about it being used. How did you get into music? When I was 3 my mother started me in the Suzuki Program for Violin at the University of Louisville. I was classically trained all growing up but it was suggested to me to take my abilities with it and apply them to all other genres of music and well, it stuck I guess. With singing, I’d always been in choirs, sang for church, etc. Describe your sound/inspiration: On sound, we are purposely a huge variety. We do every genre; classic rock/ rock, country, pop, and blues, and I’m told that even if the song we’re playing at that moment isn’t a genre you’re into it doesn’t matter because it’s done in a way that’s entertaining. Electric violin/fiddle are apart of the act on certain songs and that’s a variety too. Someone asked me once what inspired me to have my personal sound growing up and I just didn’t have an answer. I think I just always wanted to make people feel the music through my voice like the ones I idolize did/do. What are your goals? Well to be famous of course. That is ultimately what I try to envision the steps to becoming, and think that with us having some- thing that no one else does with the whole little girl big voice violin player thing that this uber-talented band enables her to showcase, it could absolutely be possible to be famous with the right originals and it being marketed correctly. Short-term, I want us to be known as the most entertaining band in the area, and to continue to earn the respect of the local music scene as a whole; our peers just as much as our audiences. What do you think of the Southern Indiana music scene? I think it’s growing more than it ever has, more venues/bars are having live music than ever before, places that never have are starting to regularly, etc. I am hoping, however, that it’s just the beginning. The economy took down some that I always thought would be there but it looks like it’s building back slowly and I believe as long as we as musicians keep growing and progressing in our level of entertainment, so will the scene. March 27, 2014 Local SoIn Happenings Feeling left out? Send your establishment’s and/ or organization’s upcoming events/new features/entertainment information to SoIn Editor Jason Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org Thunder Craft Beer Extravaganza When: 2 p.m. April 12 Where: Buckhead, 707 Riverside Drive, Jeffersonville Cost: $85 for adults, $25 for ages 6-12; free under 6 Buckhead and Rocky’s are joining forces to showcase local craft beer favorites such as Bluegrass Brewing Company, Falls City, Kentucky Ale, Daredevil Brewing, Oskar Blues, Bell’s, Founders and many more, as well as liquor and wine, in this all-out bash. Arts and crafts for the kids, too, during this family-friendly event. Brewers, brewery reps and distribution reps on hand; appetizer and dinner buffet. Trivia night When: 7 p.m. April 25 [registration due by April 10] Where: Elk’s Lodge, 1820 Charlestown Pike. The Jeffersonville Neighborhood Leadership Alliance is hosting its first ever Trivia Night and silent auction. Registration for a team of eight costs $120 per table [$15 per person]. The cost includes trivia, door prizes and snacks. A cash bar is available. Registration and team entry form must be submitted no later than April 10 to a JNLA representative. Trivia prizes awarded for first, second and third place teams. For more information, contact Josh Rodriquez at 502-807-9248 or email at email@example.com. Music at Huber Winery When: 1 to 5 p.m. on weekends Where: Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyards, 19816 Huber Road, Starlight Saturday: Carl Stuck; Sunday: Joe Dotson [huberwinery. com] Live music at Big Four Burgers + Beer Where: Big Four Burgers + Beer, 134 Spring St., Jeffersonville Friday, 8 to midnight, Wyndell Williams acoustic BE CREATIVE WITH CROSSWALKS Live music at Horseshoe Casino Where: Horseshoe Casino, 11999 Casino Center Drive Southeast, Elizabeth Envy Stage Bar: Friday, Six Ways to Sunday, 9 p.m. to 1:45 a.m.; Saturday, Josh Goodlett Band, 9 p.m. to 1:45 a.m.; Legends: Thursday, Aly'an, 9 p.m. to midnight; Friday and Saturday, Kirby, 9 p.m. to 1:45 a.m. “The Jungle Book” When: Saturday Where: Derby Dinner Playhouse, 525 Marriott Drive, Clarksville Cost: For ticket information call 812-288-8281 or visit www.derbydinner.com. “The Jungle Book” follows Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves, as he navigates the dangers of being a young man in the jungles of India. With the help of his friends, Bagheera the Panther and the beloved bear Baloo, he takes on the menacing Shere Khan the Tiger and Kaa the Snake. Throw in the mischievous monkeys and a beautiful young village girl, Maya, and you are sure to have a lot of fun as Mowgli discovers life lessons and the power of friendship. Wick’s Live on State Where: Wick’s Pizza Parlor, 225 State St., New Albany Thursday: Open mic with Kolton Norton & Friends, 8 p.m.; Friday; Youngstown, 7 p.m.; Kendra Villager, 8 p.m., Artie Dean Harris, 10 p.m.; Saturday: Kendra and Scott, 8 p.m.; No Problem, 10 p.m. Entertainment 7 Celebrity chef dinner When: 6:30 p.m. April 17 Where: Winston’s Restaurant, Sullivan University Chef Josh Bettis will present a Celebrity Chef Dinner hosted by Winston’s Restaurant in celebration of Sullivan University’s newest scholarship recipient. Bett is the executive chef at the iconic Brown Hotel including the AAA-Four Diamond English Grill and J. Graham’s Café. Money raised through ticket sales for the Celebrity Chef Dinner will be donated to the Sullivan University Foundation, a 501(c)3. The cost is $100 per person and includes cocktail reception, dinner, wine pairings and dessert. For reservations, call 502-456-0980. Jeffersonville, arts commission seek designs T he city of Jeffersonville and the Jeffersonville Public Art Commission in collaboration with the Jeffersonville Street Department are seeking artists or art teams to assist with the replacement of old crosswalks within the Historic Downtown District with something distinctive and unique and artist-designed. The new crosswalk compositions will be compliant with traffic and safety regulations. The project goal is to enhance the pedestrian experience, give better definition to Jeffersonville's Historic Downtown district and provide an additional public art experience for our citizens. A total of four designs will be selected. Designs are due by 3 p.m. Friday, July 18. More information: jpac-art.com. ELIGIBILITY This opportunity is open to all Jeffersonville and surrounding area residents 18 years of age or older. BASIC DESIGN SPECS The designs are limited to the colors of yellow and white; however, the designs are up to interpretation. The artist will need to design in accordance to the regulatory size of the rectangular crosswalk. No text in the design. PROJECT TIMELINE | 2014 July 18: Application deadline, delivered by 3 p.m. or postmarked Aug. 15: Notification of winning entries September 12: Date of weekend Trolley Hop No blatantly offensive or derogatory designs. DESIGN EXPECTATIONS Winning applicants are responsible for creating a design that will be turned into a reusable template. Selected applicant will be responsible for painting the initial design for the unveiling. HONORARIUM Each winning entry will receive an honorarium. The sum of the honorarium will be given to the winning applicant upon completing the Artist Agreement form and box. SELECTION A JPAC sub-committee of local arts advocates, and other community members will select the winning designs. Selection criteria will be aesthetics, originality, and overall interesting composition utilizing the entire width of the cross-walk. fear and loathing in Louisville L ouisville’s favorite gonzo journalist native son will be honored with a festival next week, so prepare for days of mind-altering introspection. Every night of the festival features musical, literary and arts happenings throughout the city, according to gonzofestlou.com. Sponsors already on board include Carmichael’s Bookstore, The Green Building, Haymarket Whiskey Bar, The New Vintage Showcase, OPEN Gallery, St. Charles Exchange, The Monkey Wrench (official GonzoFest after-party headquarters), and unofficially almost every single bar in Louisville. Anita Thompson will deliver the festival’s keynote address. Also added, poet and actor Frank Messina, along with musician and composer David Amram, will present a panel discussion on Thompson. The Kentucky Science Center will host the April 4 screening and national premiere of the Ralph Steadman documentary “For No Good Reason” (featuring Johnny Depp). The Ali Center will also host a five-hour concert filled with many special guests. For more information visit gonzofestlou. com. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Addresses of venues: Haymarket Whiskey Bar (331 E. Market St.); Mag Bar (1398 S. Second St.); Monkey Wrench (1025 Barret Ave.); Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. Sixth St.; OPEN Gallery, 2801 S. Floyd St.; Revelry Boutique Gallery (980 Barret Ave.); Rachel Short, Heidi Taylor, Frogg Corpse • Live Art (Old 502 Winery): Braylyn Resko Stewart • Tickets $5 per venue • The Monkey Wrench after party (No cover) Photo courtesy of 2014 Gonzo Fest The New Vintage (2126 S. Preston St.); 502 Winery (120 S. 10th St.) March 31, Monday • Press conference (7:30 p.m., Old 502 Winery) • Old 502 Winery musical acts: Southern Sirens, The Moonlight Peddlers, The Bottom Sop, Field of Kings, Small Time Napoleon • Mag Bar musical acts: Goast, Prism, Jarret Horvath, Duffy, iNTELLI G, Cosmo Colt • Literacy readings (Old 502 Winery): April 1, Tuesday • OPEN Gallery musical acts: Buffalo, Mad Generation, Storm Generation • OPEN Gallery featured artists: Ron Whitehead and all the GonzoFest artists • New Vintage Showcase musical acts: Discount Guns, Graffiti, Appalatin • Literary readings and art exhibit (open gallery): Mark James, J.R. Hammond, Black Falcon • Tickets $5 per venue • The Monkey Wrench after party (No cover) April 2, Wednesday • Revelry Boutique Gallery (6 to 9 p.m., No cover): Russel Hulsey (poet) and Andy Cook • Haymarket Whiskey Bar musical acts: New Bravado, Whiskey Riders, The Tunesmiths, Local Villains • Tickets $5 • The Monkey Wrench after party (No cover) April 3, Thursday 7 p.m., Monkey Wrench Discussions: James Higdon, Frank Messina, Ron Whitehead state of the arts A new feature highlighting resources and events for SoIn artists Organizations ART MATTERS Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org When: April 10, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Where: Endris Lodge, Lapping Park, Clarksville Conversations about Creativity (open to anyone) Contact: email@example.com www.facebook.com/artsbridgeSE ARTS BIZ When: May 8, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Where: Endris Lodge, Lapping Park, Clarksville Networking & Business Skill Info for Artists & Arts Providing www.facebook.com/artsbridgeSE CALL-OUTS More information can be found at jpac-art.com Wheely Artful Bicycle Racks Entry call closes by 2 p.m. April 18 The City of Jeffersonville and the Jeffersonville Public Art Commission are seeking designs for permanent, artist-designed outdoor bicycle racks to be located throughout the city. The purpose of the racks is to provide • Musical acts: Smoketown Productions • Literary readings: Andy Cook and Kelly Cook • Art installation: Joe Autry • Tickets $10 • The Monkey Wrench after party (No cover) April 4, Friday 5:30 p.m., Kentucky Science Center, Muhammad Ali Center • Kentucky Science Center: Screening of the documentary on Ralph Steadman's Life, "For No Good Reason," narrated by Johnny Depp • Muhammad Ali Center musical acts: Frank Messina, The Bonemen, Susi Wood, Michael Dean Odin Pollock, David Amram, and special surprise guests • Kentucky Science Center Tickets $50, Muhammad Ali Center Tickets $20 • The Monkey Wrench after party (No cover) April 5, Saturday 3:00 p.m., 418 East Main Street • Musical acts: Elephant Room, A Lion Named Roar, Vessel, Jack Holiday and the Westerners, Mad Road Artists and special guests • Keynote speech by Anita Thompson • Hunter's Gonzoville Banner unveiling • 25-plus vendors and food booths • Puppet Parade and children’s area • Suggested donation $10 • The Monkey Wrench after party (No cover) places where cyclists can safely secure their cycles. The racks will also aesthetically enhance the environment. A total of seven designs will be selected: two large, two medium and three small. Sculptural Benches Entry call closes by 3 p.m. April 18 The JPAC and the Redevelopment Commission are seeking artful designs for permanent, outdoor public bench seating to be located along the sidewalks of Chestnut Street in Historic Downtown Jeffersonville. The pieces created should be designed to fit at least three people comfortably. A total of four designs will be selected.