Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

WFPK’s Winter Wednesday is back

91.9 WFPK Radio Louisville’s winter answer to Waterfront Wednesday withdrawal opens its season on Nov. 13 with The David Mayfield Parade and John and Jacob at the Clifton Center. Winter Wednesdays will continue once a month until February.

Mayfield has performed with the Avett Brothers and Mumford & Sons and played Bonnaroo this year.

The Boston Globe described The David Mayfield Parade is as “…a dynamic combination of sound and comedy worthy of a traveling vaudeville act.”

Birmingham, Alamaba’s John & Jacob’s song “Be My Girl” off their self-titled EP was recently featured on the ABC television show “Nashville.”

Doors at 6:30 p.m., music at 7:30 p.m. Preferred seating is held for WFPK and Clifton Center members.

2013-2014 WFPK Winter Wednesday dates:

  • November 13, 2013
  • December 18, 2013
  • January 22, 2014
  • February 19, 2014

Docents back at the satellite Speed!

The Docent Corps are now on hand at the Local Speed to give unscheduled free tours of the exhibitions between noon and 3 p.m. every Friday and Saturday.

According to a news release:

The docents are thrilled to be connected to the Speed and once again have the opportunity to involve themselves with enriching the community through art. Arlene Tuttle, an experienced docent of 23 years, is most excited about outreach to Louisville’s youth through the program at Local Speed. “We need art so desperately in our lives to make us aware of our own selves and by exposing kids to art does just that, as well as helps to bring our community together,” said Tuttle.

Docents are always trained by guest lecturers, scholars and artists. Recently, docents had trained with Dan Dry and learned about the current Local Speed exhibition, “Dan Dry: Facing the World.”

Local Speed is free and open to the public Fridays, 12-8 p.m. and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit the website for more information at,

Hunger Games; Catching Fire Preview Fundraiser 

The wait is almost over for all of us District 12 fans. But as Insider’s Kyle Ware mentioned in his In Other News column last Friday, Jennifer Lawrence (or, likely, her “people”) has arranged a  special, pre-screening of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fir”e to benefit St. Mary’s Center.

The actress is covering all costs of the screening, so every penny of your $125 admission fee will directly benefit the Center, which serves adults and teens with intellectual disabilities.

Louisville native Lawrence has a childhood friend, Andy Strunk, who has Down Syndrome, and she has dedicated much of her fundraising effort to benefit people like Andy.

While she cannot attend the Louisville screening, Lawrence will share a special message prior to the film. Karen Lawrence, Jennifer’s mother, and other family and friends will be in attendance.

The screening is Wed. Nov. 20. Doors open at 6 p.m., the screening begins at 7 p.m. at Cinemark Tinseltown USA, 4400 Towne Center Dr. Single tickets are $125, which includes small popcorn, drink and gift bag of movie memorabilia. Group packages also are available.  Only 350 tickets will be sold. Sale ends Nov. 8. Purchase tickets here.

You better bet Insider Louisville will be there…