As you look around this week, take time to notice the doers.  The people who stop to pick up a piece of trash off the sidewalk, or open the door for you.  The people who are always there to lend a helping hand.  The people who not only dream the dreams, but make them realities.  Living in a city rich with Arts, I see those doers every day.  And I just want to say thank you to every one of them!  And thank you Louisville for being an epicenter of doers!  Do you have a doer in your life to whom you want to say thank you?  Let me know!  Why just this week I stopped into the Brown Theatre to see some doers in action building the new set for Kentucky Opera.   So here is a big shout out and THANK YOU to the stage crew and set designers for Kentucky Opera’s Simon Boccanegra!

If you are in town this weekend, stop by the Brown Theatre, and enjoy this incredible opera.  And while you are there, check out the new chandelier in the inner lobby, gorgeous!  This week’s video blog comes to you from the balcony of the Brown, and from the gratitude in my heart:

ATTENTION CHOIR DIRECTORS:  MIX 102.3 and PNC Broadway Louisville are looking for the best Choir in town!  The winning choir will get to see Sister Act and perform in the Kentucky Center Lobby before the show!  Directors can enter multiple choirs in the competition. Deadline for entry is Nov. 30th.  Get the details –> HERE.

Upcoming events:

Now – Nov. 30 Painter David Iacovazzi-Pau Swanson Contemporary Gallery

Now – Dec. 14 Troublesome Houses: Art Inspired by Will Oldham Louisville Visual Art Association

Now – Dec. 8 Tom Jones Actors Theatre

Nov. 14 – Nov. 24 Slant Culture Theatre Festival Walden Theatre

Nov. 15 & Nov. 17 Simon Boccanegra Kentucky Opera

Nov. 15  OFFstage @ Actors: Tom Jones Actors Theatre

Nov. 19 – Nov. 24 WarHorse PNC Broadway in Louisville

Nov. 21 & Nov. 22 Born in the USA Louisville Orchestra

Nov. 22 Curator Lecture with Mina Marefat Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

Nov. 24 New Worlds Louisville Youth Orchestra

Nov. 26 – Dec 23 Fifth Third Bank’s A Christmas Carol Actors Theatre

Nov. 30 King Southern Bank’s Holiday Spectacular Louisville Orchestra

Dec. 6  First Friday Trolley Hop

Dec. 7 A Special Night The Louisville Thoroughbred Chorus

Dec. 7  Beautiful Horizons Louisville Youth Orchestra

Dec. 7, 14, & 21 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever StageOne Family Theatre 

Dec. 7 – Dec. 22 The Brown-Forman Nutcracker Louisville Ballet

Dec. 12 – Dec. 22 The Kings of Christmas, by Doug Schutte The Bard’s Town

Dec. 13  A Christmas Festival Louisville Youth Choir

Dec. 15 Reindeer Rhapsodies Louisville Youth Orchestra

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Barbara Sexton Smith
President & CEO
Fund for the Arts

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