Louisville Magazine

SEP 2018

Louisville Magazine is Louisville's city magazine, covering Louisville people, lifestyles, politics, sports, restaurants, entertainment and homes. Includes a monthly calendar of events.

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Derby Dinner Playhouse Sets the Stage for Children Derby Dinner Playhouse is celebrating their 33rd season of producing professional musical theatre for young audiences. Each year, over 30,000 children and their families come to DDP to create new memories with us and over 1,000 get into the action themselves by taking classes from our Performing Arts Academy. Whether in the audience or up on stage, every child deserves to have quality arts experiences and Derby Dinner is honored to be a part of that experience. The 2018-19 Children's Musical Theatre season opens in October with THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY, followed by A VELVETEEN RABBIT CHRISTMAS for the holidays, THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES in early 2019, and closing the season is a clever re-telling of the fairy tale SNOW WHITE & THE PRINCE. These four musicals are suitable for ages 3 to 12 and are specially selected for our audiences to ensure that we meet the educational goals of both Indiana and Kentucky. Take a nostalgic trip back in time with classic literary characters jumping off the page and coming to life on stage! Kids get over 50% off the regular ticket price when you subscribe to all four shows — that equals two free shows for your child! Breakfast and lunch performances are available, both featuring a kid-friendly buffet. Call 812-288-8281 for more information or visit derbydinner. com/children's-shows/ and become a part of the Derby Dinner Playhouse family today! Special Advertising Section LVA: Transforming Lives and Enriching Neighborhoods Through Art For over 100 years, Louisville Visual Art has been improving lives through visual art education, community outreach, and artist support. Committed to innovation since 1925, LVA's education programs currently bring high quality instruction and intensive art experiences to more than 1,250 students each year. Children's Fine Art Classes for elementary and middle school students, the Academy of LVA for high-school students of promise and exciting summer camps nurture the next generation of critical thinkers and creative leaders. A model of impactful outreach, the Open Doors program annually engages more than 2,000 participants across the city. Thoughtfully designed art experiences and classes meet specific needs of underserved groups, enriching individuals and the community as a whole. From its creative hub in the Portland neighborhood, LVA encourages and promotes artistic endeavor through Artebella, a weekly radio hour showcasing local artists; Open Studio Weekend, a citywide glimpse into working studios; a growing Mural Art Program; and regular calls for submissions. These programs inspire and beautify Louisville, raising awareness of our thriving art scene and directly supporting those who make art in our community. Raise your own awareness of visual art in Louisville by marking your calendar for Open Studio Weekend, November 3 & 4. That's when area artists open their doors to share how inspiration works in their lives. LVA partners with the University of Louisville's Hite Art Institute to bring you this opportunity to meet the creative makers who add vibrant color, texture, and shape to our city. Learn more and purchase tickets online: louisvillevisualart.org

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