This arts and entertainment calendar updates weekly and lists events taking place in and around Louisville, from concerts to comedy shows, theater productions, musicals, and more.
SATURDAY, Sept. 3
Meechie’s Utopia. With Magic Domdi and Ace Pro. 10 p.m., Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road. Tickets start at $15 in advance, $20 the day of show. headlinerslouisville.com.
Parrotheads in Paristown. The new Labor Day weekend musical festival features a lineup of the nation’s top Jimmy Buffett tribute artists and tropical rock bands and food trucks. Noon to 11 p.m., Christy’s Garden, Paristown, 731 Brent St. Performers: The Get Down, Mike Archer, Aaron Scherz, Conch Republic, Peter Mayer Group, Johnny Russler & The Beach Bum Band. Tickets: $55 advance, $65 day of the festival. paristown.com.
“Bright Star“‘ Inspired by a true story, this Broadway musical tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and 40s. Presented by Derby Dinner Playhouse. Presented by Derby Dinner Playhouse. Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday-next Saturday, 7:45 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30 and 7:45 p.m.; Wednesday, 1 and 7:45 p.m., at the playhouse, 525 Marriott Drive, Clarksville. Ends Oct. 2. $39-$49. 812-288-8281. derbydinner.com.
Great Podversations Episode 44. Great Podversations is produced by the Kentucky Author Forum and distributed by Louisville Public Media and available on all podcast apps, including iTunes, NPR, Google, Stitcher and Spotify. The podcast features politician and author Charles Booker discussing his book, “From the Hood to the Holler: A Story of Separate Worlds, Shared Dreams, and the Fight for America’s Future,” with writer and Professor Eddie Glaude Jr. Glaude is the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor and Chair of the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University. Free. For more information: kentuckyauthorforum.com.
Great Podversations Episode 43. Great Podversations is produced by the Kentucky Author Forum and distributed by Louisville Public Media and available on all podcast apps, including iTunes, NPR, Google, Stitcher and Spotify. The podcast features artist and author James Bridle will discuss their book, “Ways of Being: Animals, Plants, Machines: The Search for a Planetary Intelligence” with writer and musician Claire Evans. Free. For more information: kentuckyauthorforum.com.
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TUESDAY, Sept. 6
Charlotte Sands: Love & Other Lies Tour. 8 p.m., Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Tickets start at $16. zanzabarlouisville.com.
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7
“Dracula: A Feminist Revenge Fantasy.” Actors Theatre of Louisville presents this feminist revenge fantasy by Kate Hamill, based loosely on the novel by Bram Stoker. This adaptation uses a combination of humor and horror to reimagine the vampire classic. Wednesday-next Saturday, 7 p.m., Bingham Theater, 316 W. Main St. Recommended for ages 13 and older. Ends Sept. 18. Masks are required to attend. Tickets start at $20. actorstheatre.org.
Corey Feldman, Tunesmiths and more. 8 p.m., Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road. Tickets start at $25. headlinerslouisville.com.
Them Coulee Boys. 8 p.m., Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Tickets start at $15. zanzabarlouisville.com.
Daughtry: The Dearly Beloved Tour. 8 p.m., Louisville Palace, 625 S. Fourth St. Tickets start at $23. louisvillepalace.com.
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THURSDAY, Sept. 8
Doobie: Batshit Krazy U.S. Summer Tour. 8 p.m., Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show, $100 VIP. headlinerslouisville.com.
Jungle, Paul Cherry. 8 p.m., Old Forester Paristown Hall, 724 Brent St. Tickets start at $29. kentuckyperformingarts.org.
Silent Planet. 7:30 p.m., Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Tickets start at $15. zanzabarlouisville.com.
FRIDAY, Sept. 9
Haley Heynderickx, Le’Ponds. 8 p.m., Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road. Tickets start at $18 advance, $22 day of show. headlinerslouisville.com.
Modest Mouse. 7:30 p.m., Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road. Tickets start at $28. ticketmaster.com.
Magic City Hippies. 8 p.m., Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Tickets start at $20. zanzabarlouisville.com.
Fozzy. 7 p.m., Mercury Ballroom, 611 S. 4th St. Tickets start at $25. mercuryballroom.com.
The Complete Works of Williams Shakespeare – Abridged. This fast-paced comedy will showcase all of Shakespeare’s 37 plays with only three actors. Friday and next Saturday, Sept. 9-10, 7:30 p.m., 7406 Highview Arts Center, Fegenbush Lane. Ends Sept. 17. $15, $12 for students and seniors. highviewartscenter.com.
Dylan Scott. Part of Hot Country Nights. Friday, Sept. 9, 8 p.m., Fourth Street Live!, 411 S. Fourth St. Tickets start at $20. 4thstlive.com.
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NEXT SATURDAY, Sept. 10
Louisville Orchestra. Part of the Music Without Borders Concert Series. Rei Hotoda, conductor; Lara Downes, piano. The program features George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. 8 p.m., Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road. Free, but tickets are required and will be issued in advance and at the door. louisvilleorchestra.org/mwob-register.
Escape the Fate. 7:30 p.m., Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road. Tickets start at $20 advance, $22 day of show. headlinerslouisville.com.
StageOne Storytellers. The storybook program takes children’s favorite books and brings them to life. Books include “Grandma’s Purse” by Vanessa Brantley-Newton; “Granddude’s Green Submarine” by Paul McCartney; “Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa” by Anna Dewdney. 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Lincoln Elementary, 930 E. Main St. Recommended 18 months to 8 years. Tickets start at $5. stageone.org/for-kids/storytellers.
Mike Tracy & Hora Certa Brazilian Jazz Band. Part of the Old Louisville LIVE concert series. 8 p.m., Central Park, 1340 S. 4th St. Free. oldlouisville.org/old-louisville-live.
Oxmoor Farm Evenings of Note with the Kentucky Opera. Baritone, Christopher Burchett; soprano, Emily Albrink, and mezzo, Rebekah Bortz Hardin will perform selections from the Kentucky Opera’s upcoming 2022-2023 season. 8 p.m., Oxmoor Farm,720 Oxmoor Ave. Sponsored by Stock Yards Bank & Trust. $45. oxmoorfarm.org/concert-series.
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