Here’s How to Celebrate Lunar New Year in Louisville, Plus Recent Arts News – 89.3 WFPL News Louisville


Every two weeks, LPM offers you the newsletter arts, culture, etc. It is full of artistic and cultural news from the region, gives an update on things to do and see and, each week, introduces you to an artist from the community.

Here is an excerpt from this week’s newsletter:

Events, exhibitions, etc…

Chinese New Year begins on Tuesday.

This year marks the Year of the Tiger, and there are several ways to celebrate the Lunar New Year in the Louisville area.

District 6 Louisville restaurant is offering a prix fixe menu for the new year.

  • Dates: 28 and 29 Jan. Details and booking info here.

the Louisville Chinese Christian Church is hosting a Chinese New Year celebration this weekend. The evening includes music and dance performances, as well as dinner. It will also be broadcast live here for those who cannot come in person.

  • When: January 29. RSVP required. More information here.

Logan Street Market is the site of a Lunar New Year party, complete with holiday treats and River Lotus Lion Dance performances.

  • Date: February 5, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Details here.

the Blessed Buddha Temple in Louisville is hosting its new Lunar Celebration next weekend. It offers refreshments and shows.

More artistic events…

Soprano Danish waters and pianist David Paul Gibson perform classic lieder and arias, with Waters singing them all in German. Musical selections will include Mozart, Strauss, Wagner and Korngold.

  • Date: Jan. 30 at 2 p.m. Details here.

Louisville Inclusive Burlesque Group Chard Burlesque presents its first show “Awakening”, which addresses themes such as bodily autonomy, mental health, sexual assault and sexism.

  • Dates: Jan. 28 – Feb. 5 More informations here.

The winter show Bluegrass Art Center in Danville is “Appalachia from the Inside”, focusing on Appalachian art and artists. It offers three shows all related to this theme.

  • Dates: Now – March 16. Information here.

Editor’s Note: Check a venue’s or event’s COVID-19 safety and vaccination rules before you go. You can monitor the latest COVID-19 statistics and information in Kentucky and Southern Indiana at the PAMPL website.

In case you missed it…

The Louisville Orchestra is rehearsing at Old Forester’s Paristown Hall on October 2, 2020 for a concert that will be broadcast live.

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear earmarked $10 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds for nonprofit arts organizations in its draft budget. Arts executives are ‘cautiously optimistic’ the funds will feature in the final budget, but it was absent from the spending bill that the State House passed last week. That means their eyes are now on the state senate.

Variants of COVID-19 like omicron have derailed some performing arts groups’ best-laid plans to return to in-person audiences. Louisville Orchestra, Kentucky Shakespeare and Louisville Ballet are some of the recent organizations having to cancel, postpone or move online shows.

the Muhammad Ali Center has a new CEO. Marilyn Jackson’s first day was last week, and she hopes to elevate the center’s national program as a new leader.

The Louisville Ballet has launched a new award to highlight promising choreographers. The inaugural distinction for 2021-2022 was awarded to German dancer and choreographer Anne Jung.

A virtual event commemorating late Kentucky author and activist Bell Hooks has been interrupted Tuesday night when trolls smash it with disturbing content. But the participants found a way to carry on.

WFPK recorded with Louisville-based electronic duo Air Chrysalis, which has a new album called “Miniature Comet”.

The National Endowment for the Arts recommended that 13 arts groups in Kentucky receive federal funding. This includes Louisville Literary Press Sarabande Books, which will use the money to cover operating expenses, and Kentucky Shakespeare, which will use the grant to support up-and-coming writers through its Community Creates program.

WUOL’s Colleen Phelps will conduct concert talks at the Louisville Orchestra this weekend. She will talk with the first tuba player, Andrew Doub, Friday at 10 a.m. and Saturday at 6:45 p.m.


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