Louisville Magazine

FEB 2019

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louisvilletickets.com LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 2.19 47 Onstage, he sings some of his music from a career that never took off as much as he'd hoped, which seems crazy to the 20 or so listeners at Air Devils. ey are rapt, listening to Ede's music that is both poignant and wrenching. "I'm not going to rock the boat until my ship comes in," he sings in one. He also covers the John Prine song "Far From Me." And the sky is black and still now On the hill where the angels sing. Ain't it funny how an old broken bottle Looks just like a diamond ring. Open-mic night finishes after midnight, and Downie walks to the jukebox. His recent bout with cancer has made him more difficult to understand when he talks, but that hasn't dimmed his boisterous spirit. He selects more Prine, this time "Angel From Montgomery." By 2 a.m., the crowd has dwindled, the jukebox gone silent. e older dancing couple got an Uber home. e musicians packed up their guitars. Now it's just Mikey Norris, sitting at the bar near one of two biplane lamps that hang at either end. He lights up a smoke since nobody's around and recalls how the bar's ornery nature meant it was among the last to give in to the city's smoking ban. At this late hour, sometimes a taxi full of drunk young women will suddenly pile inside, fire up the jukebox and start buying shots. Norris hears a noise, but it's no one. "All the doors creak a little different. e front one slams, so you know," he says. He gets to talking about the occasional fight or when he has to intervene in "yelling and standard bullshit." When he must, he'll make it sound like the troublemaker is really putting him out. "You're really going to make me call the police?" he'll say. "You're going to do that to me tonight?" He glances at the bar clock's digital red numbers: 4 a.m., closing time. But the clock is set to "bar time," meaning it's actually only quarter 'til. He pulls out the tip dollars from the jar. Not bad. en it's time: Wash the glasses, stock the beer, clean the slow cooker, wipe the tables. e place can frustrate Norris, but it clearly means a lot to him. "Places like this just don't exist anymore," he says. "At least there aren't many." He has another smoke, this time outside. e lights of Bowman Field flicker across the street. He still needs to switch off the lights and lock up, leaving things ready for Gloria Bramer. She'll be back in a few hours. Feb. 2 — Kentucky Pirate Festival 2019, Art Sanctuary Feb. 2 — Chefs for Hope: A Dinner Benefitting Kentucky ProStart, Big Spring Country Club Feb. 2 — Benevolence Ball, Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site Feb. 8 — Self-Love Happy Hour, Naïve Feb. 9 — Knife Making Workshop, Kaviar Forge & Gallery Feb. 9 — Nurturing a Daily Writing Practice, Louisville Literary Arts Feb. 10 — Occhi Aperti: Eyes Open @ 3:00 pm, Tim Faulkner Gallery Feb. 11 — Occhi Aperti: Eyes Open @ 7:30 pm, Tim Faulkner Gallery Feb. 13 — Occhi Aperti: Eyes Open @ 7:30 pm, Tim Faulkner Gallery Feb. 14 — Valentine's Dinner, 300 Spring Feb. 15 — Valentine's Magic Dinner & Bourbon, Bristol Bar & Grille Feb. 16 — Russian Circles with Gouge Away, ODEON Feb. 17 — Occhi Aperti: Eyes Open @ 3:00 pm, Tim Faulkner Gallery Feb. 18 — Occhi Aperti: Eyes Open @ 7:30 pm, Tim Faulkner Gallery Feb. 20 — Macaron Class, Cooking @ Millie's Feb. 22 — Occhi Aperti: Eyes Open @ 7:30 pm, Tim Faulkner Gallery Feb. 22 — Masquerade: Espionage, Louisville Palace Feb. 23 — 7th Annual Gravy Cup, Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center Feb. 23 — Art of Dining "Winter" Experience, Tim Faulkner Gallery Ongoing — Monday Adult Painting and Drawing, Bleecker Blayney Art Studio Ongoing — 7 Nights A Week! Ghost Walks by Louisville Historic Tours, Corner of Fourth and Ormsby Ongoing — 7 Days A Week! Guided Architecture Walks by Louisville Historic Tours, Corner of Fourth and Ormsby Ongoing — Six-Week Sculpting Workshops, Forest Boone Studio Ongoing — Quickie Sampler Sculpting Workshop, Forest Boone Studio To find out more about ticketing with LouisvilleTickets, contact us at tickets@loumag.com. Visit LouisvilleTickets.com to see events that currently are selling tickets online through the LouisvilleTickets portal.

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