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| Ongoing Events
- Second Saturday Gallery Walk
2nd Saturday of each month,
LowerTown Arts District. Noon-8 pm
Download the Second Saturday newsletter, and don't forget to also stop by Aphrodite Gallery, Aspire Arts and Terra Cottage!
- Farmer's Market,
2nd and Monroe
Monday-Saturday, 7:30 am-3:30 pm
- LowerTown Tai Chi, Texaco Station
3rd Saturday of each month, 7:30-8:15 am
- Paducah Writer's Group Reading
Etcetera Coffeehouse, 7:30-10:30 pm
Nationwide Poker Tour Texas Hold 'em, Fat Moe's.
Mondays in November
6:30 & 9:30 pm
- Cornhole Tournaments, Fat Moe's
Wednesdays in November
- $1 Empanada Nights,
Martin Fierro Argentinean Grill. Order before 11 am same day.
Mondays through November
Ma & Pa Wilkes Exhibit, Maiden Alley Cinema
Gallery. Through November
Weethree presents Small Works,Leaping Trout Studio. Through Dec 31
Salvation Army Food Drive, The Concession Stand, 620 Martin Luther King Jr, Dr. Through November 6
- MAIDEN ALLEY CINEMA
Go to www.maidenalleycinema.com for a complete listing of shows
Nov 3 - To Kill a Mocking Bird
Nov 13-15 - Bright Star
Nov 17 - Chick Flick: The Holiday
Nov 20-22 - It Might Get Loud
Nov 29 - Monty Python & the Holy Grail
- CARSON CENTER EVENTS
Nov 5 - To Kill a Mocking Bird
Nov 10 - RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles
Nov 20 - Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers
| October Events
5 - Grommet Purse Class - Pre-registration only
Quilt In A Day, 119 North 4th Street
10 am to 3 pm
- 5 -
Power in Partnership Breakfast
Carson Center River Room
Tom, Dick & Harry
Market House Theatre
6 - "Connections" by Teri Moore, Closing reception, Studio Miska.
- Rivers' Edge International Film Festival, Maiden Alley Cinema, Yeiser Art Center & 2 Street Gallery
- Joe Walker Band, Fat Moe's
- Toys for Tots Toy Drive, Martin Fierro Argentinean Grill. Restaurant will donate $1 for every person that stops by for dinner and brings a new and unwrapped toy.
6 - 8
Lela's Boutique 2nd Anniversary Celebration
- Darling Parade, Fat Moe's
- Paducah Symphony's ConcArt Gallery & Exhibitions III: Viva, Italia!
The Carson Center.
Art Show starting at 6:30 pm; concert at 7:30 pm
- Fall Ballroom Dance Spotlight Madison Hall Ballroom,
8 pm to midnight
- Holiday Open House, Downtown & LowerTown Arts District Businesses
Noon to 6 pm
- Champagne Open House & Jewelry Trunk Show, BeBe's Artisan Market, Noon-6 pm
- Holiday Open House, Quilt In A Day. Noon-5 pm
- Emma Johnson Singing Appearance for Holiday Open House, Judeen's Art Studio & Gallery
- Gallery 600 Home Décor Holiday Open House,
Gallery 600 Home Décor, 1-4 pm
- Veterans' Parade, Downtown on Broadway
- Book Reading of Kilroy Was Here by Constance Alexander, The National Quilt Museum
9:30 am & 2 pm
- Quiltmaking that Saw U.S. through the War Years 1941-1945, The National Quilt Museum
- Opening Reception for 7@5
William F. Renzulli Celebrates 7 Years in LowerTown, Gallery 5,
- Opening Reception for Naturally & Artificially Flavored: A Juried Exchange Show, HeArt of Healing Gallery
5-8 pm. Through Dec. 11
David Ivey Band,
Nov 13-Jan 3 -
Ice Rink, Farmer's Market Parking Lot
Mon & Fri 4:30-9 pm; Tues & Thurs 4:30-6:30 pm & 7 to 9 pm; Weds Closed, Sat Noon-10 pm; Sun 1-5 pm
- Christmas Open House,
Kijsa Housman Studios. Fri., Nov. 13: 4 to 8 pm & Sat., Nov. 14: 10 am to 6 pm
- Author Pam Whinnery book signing of Favorite Recipes of Kentucky Celebrities, Judeen's Art Studio & Gallery
- David Ivey Band,
- Second Saturdays Gallery Walk
LowerTown Arts District
- Wheel Thrown Pottery Demonstration by local artist, Rita Park,
The Egg & I,
- Book Art Class led by Lesley Patterson Marx, Gallery 600
10 am-4 pm
- Quilt Museum Guided Tours
The National Quilt Museum
10 am-Noon & 2-4 pm
- Fall Community Day,
Paducah Yoga Center
FREE CLASSES FOR A DAY!
No Registration Necessary.
8:00-8:15 Opening Meditation
8:30-9:15 Restorative Yoga
9:30-10:15 Yoga Basics
10:30-11:15 Every'body' Yoga
12:30-1:15 Purna Yoga
1:30-2:15 Vinyasa Flow Yoga
2:30-3:00 Temple Tai Chi
3:30-4:00 Kettlebells w/ Jared Jessup
Enduring Transience: Recent Work by Paducah School Of Art Instructors Alison Hahn and John Hasegawa, Yeiser Art center. Artists' Reception 5-7 pm. Through Dec. 19
- Chamber of Commerce - Paducah Renaissance Alliance Mixer, Doe's Eat Place
- Holiday Shopping Guide Available
Paducah Renaissance Alliance & the Paducah Convention & Visitors Bureau
9 am-5 pm
- Dirty Cherry, Fat Moe's
21 - Opening Reception for "Masters in Wood",
5-8 pm. Through Dec. 31
- Artist's reception for Kathleen Kelly, Pinecone Art Gallery
Radioactive City Roller Girls vs Memphis PrissKilla Presleys, Sports Plex.
Gate opens at 6 pm. Game starts at 7 pm
Nov 24-Dec 31 -
Gingerbread Houses on display
- Rivertown Reading Series: Berry Craig, Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway
DJ Chester Hack, Fat Moe's
Emma Johnson Singing Appearance, Judeen's Art Studio & Gallery.
Before and after LowerTown's Lights On! Event, which begins at 6 pm
- August Christopher, Fat Moe's
Lights On! The Texaco in the LowerTown Arts District.
Santa arrives at 5 pm; Mayor lights up LowerTown at 6 pm. Select Galleries will be open until 8 pm
Nov 27-Dec 19 -
Farmer's Market Parking Lot.
5-7 pm on Fridays & Noon-5 pm on Saturdays
- Greysin, Fat Moe's
| December Events
5 - Cookies and Cocoa Reception (Warm up during the Holiday Parade)
Serenitea, 5-7 pm
5 - Flip the Switch at the Holiday Parade,
"Quilted" Sugar Cookies, The National Quilt Museum.
10 am - noon and 2 - 4 pm
| Calls for Entries
Dec 3 -
The 1st Ever Affordable Art Show, Philosophy Gallery,
- Paducah Symphony & the Murray State University Music Department’s Eighteenth Annual Young Artist Competition
Deadline for instrumentalists: Dec 11
Deadline for pianists: 26
Complete applications are available online. $40 application fee.
- FANTASTIC FIBERS 2010: An international juried art exhibition
Deadline: February 5, 2010.
Entry fee: $25.00 entry fee for a maximum of five (5) entries.
Prospectus available online or contact Yeiser Art Center, 200 Broadway, Paducah, KY 42001; (270) 442-2453; email@example.com
|Second Saturday Book Signings
- Book signing for "New Masters of the Wooden Box"
Aspire Arts, 611 North 6th Street
Author: Tracy Buchanan, Flutterbies
Kijsa Housman Studio, 444 N. 8th Street
Author: Berry Craig, True Tales of Old-Time Kentucky Politics: Bombast, Bourbon & Burgoo
Cowango Studio, 517 N 8th Street
Authors: Pam Whinnery, Favorite Recipes of Kentucky Celebrities and Angie Wyatt, Timmy the Tractor, His Hay Day
Judeen’s Art Studio:, 720 Harrison Street
Authors: Char Downs and Jay Siska, Then & Now, Lower Town, Paducah
Pinecone Studio, 419 N. 7th Street,
Authors: William Renzulli, Have I Told You Today That I Love You: A father's words to his children & Patience Renzulli Mama Pajama Tells A Story: A Collection of Writings About Dogs and Their Servants
Gallery 5, 803 Madison Street
Authors: Ro Morse, 100 Things to Enjoy in Historic Paducah, & Ro's Simple Pleasures & Ann Watkins, Reclaiming the Art of Child Training Toward a Biblical Approach
Mentor House Gallery, 332 N. 6th St.
Author: Cliff Gill, Doin' Time for a Living: The story of a Kentucky Jail
Etcetera, 320 N. 6th Street
Author: Steve G. Gabany, Ph.D., Historic Architecture of Paducah and McCracken County
The Egg and I, 335 N. 6th Street
Author: John Robertson, Paducah, a Pictorial History
Author: Caryl Fallert, a variety of quilting how-to books
Stornaway House Gallery, 513 N.6th St.
Bryerpatch Studio, 502 N. 5th Street
Holidays In the Renaissance Area
Fall is the perfect time to make a trip to Paducah’s Renaissance Area. There are performances, gallery openings, holiday open houses and a variety of other events going on every week during November and December in historic downtown and the LowerTown Arts District.
Here are a few events worth making a trip to Paducah:
- The 5th annual River’s Edge International Film Festival hosted at Maiden Alley Cinema, located at 112 Maiden Alley. The event adds new, independent films to the local arts scene in Paducah’s Renaissance Area. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the event. It is a four-day event which showcases quality, independent film from around the world. The event invites film lovers to satisfy their cultural cravings with the film’s produced by film makers around the globe.
- Early in November, Lela’s Boutique will celebrate its second anniversary! From November 6 through 8 Lela’s will feature special sales, refreshments, door prizes and drawings for gift certificates. On Saturday and Sunday Lela’s will host a Jewelry by Kim trunk show, featuring Kim Bell’s jewelry. Lela’s is the perfect place to find one of a kind holiday dresses, accessories, casual wear, and adorable items to wear at the office. Make someone happy this holiday season and stop in to buy a gift. The staff is always friendly and able to help.
- The Renaissance Area shops and galleries will also host the annual Holiday Open House on Sunday, November 8, from noon to 6 pm Preview holiday merchandise at the following downtown and LowerTown shops and galleries: BeBe’s Artisan Market, Cassity’s, Indigo Imports, InBloom Floral & Marketplace, Hooper’s Outdoor Center, Lela’s Boutique, The National Quilt Museum, Market @ 315, Quilt in a Day, Aspire Arts, Aphrodite Gallery, Fleur di Lis Antiques, Working Artist Studio, Leaping Trout Studio, and Pinecone Art Gallery.
- Naturally and Artificially Flavored: a Juried Exchange Show. Juried by LowerTown Artist, Freda Fairchild, includes work from the Graduate Association of Painters and Printmakers of the School of Art and Design at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. This is the first juried show these artists have hosted in the LowerTown Arts District. The show represents graduate students of Ceramics, Glass, Metals-Blacksmithing, Sculpture, and the Two-Dimensional departments at the university.
The show opens with a reception on Friday, November 13, from 5 to 8 pm at HeArt of Healing Gallery, located at 233 North 7th Street, and runs through December 11.
- The downtown Paducah Ice Rink will begin its season on November 13. The outdoor rink is located in the Farmer’s Market parking lot on Jefferson Street, between Water and 2nd Streets.
The hours through December 18 are as follows:
- Mondays and Fridays, 4:30 to 9 pm
- Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30 to 6:30 pm and 7 to 9 pm
- Wednesdays, Closed for private rentals
- Saturdays, Noon to 10 pm
- Sundays, 1 to 5 pm
Hours will be extended from December 19 to January 3.
- Wednesday, November 25 from noon to 9 pm
- Thursday, November 26 from 4 to 9 pm
- Friday, November 27 from noon to 9 pm
- Mondays and Fridays, noon to 10 pm
- Tuesdays and Thursday, Noon to 2 pm, 2:30 to 4:30 pm, 5 to 7 pm, 7:30 to 10 pm
- Wednesdays, Closed for private rentals
- Saturdays, Noon to 10 pm
- Sundays, 1 to 5 pm
Closed Christmas Day
- Noon to 2 pm, 2:30 to 4:30 pm, 5 to 7 pm
New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day, Open regular Thursday and Friday Hours
- Don’t miss Masters of Wood at Aspire Arts, located at 611 North 6th Street. The show features the work of LowerTown artists, Jay and Janet O’Rourke, as well as artists, Jeff and Katrina Seaton. There will be an opening reception for the show on November 21 from 5 to 8 pm Jay and Janet will also be signing a new book in which they were featured artists, New Masters of the Wooden Box.
- Santa’s House will open at the Ice Rink on November 27. Santa will host children on Fridays from 5 to 7 pm and Saturdays from Noon to 5 pm Children are invited to give Santa their Christmas wish list and to have their picture taken with the jolly old man.
- Traditional holiday light ceremonies, in the Renaissance Area, will kick off with Lights On! in the LowerTown Arts District on Friday, November 27. Santa will make an appearance at the Texaco Station at 5 pm The Texaco Station is located at the corner of 7th and Madison Streets. Mayor Bill Paxton will light the neighborhood and the holiday trees at 6 pm
The artists in the district have created an old fashioned Christmas with free carriage rides, music provided by Murray State University’s choral department, and cookies and cocoa to warm up throughout the evening. The trolley will be running through the neighborhoods taking visitors to all of the galleries which will stay open until 8 pm that night. The artists welcome visitors to get their holiday shopping started before the Christmas rush begins!
- The annual holiday parade will light up downtown with the Flip the Switch Ceremony. The mayor will kick off the holiday shopping season in Paducah’s historic downtown that night, by flipping the switch for the downtown holiday lights as he nears the corner of 7th and Broadway. The parade begins at 6 pm
- The 2009 Holiday Shopping Guide to historic downtown and the LowerTown Arts District shops and galleries will be available at the Paducah Renaissance Alliance, 605 Broadway, and at the Paducah Convention and Visitors Bureau, 128 Broadway beginning on Thursday, November 19. The guide provides a description of various local businesses located in Paducah’s Renaissance Area as well as information on holiday shopping hours.