Some of the venues listed below require require reservations. Visit a venue’s website or contact them directly to learn more about their reservation policy.

 

Actors Theatre – Virtual

Recommended ages: 5 – 21
THREADS OF OUR HISTORY: Where We Intertwine explores the social justice past and present of Louisville, KY through the lens of one family and those intertwined with it across multiple generations. Watch the performance and tune in for a special community conversation with the JCPS student creative team behind the play as they discuss the hot button themes that were explored in the play.

 

Ambo Dance Theatre, Inc. – Virtual

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1QUIjMfn2aYdquJaUY6rHWwX96HZeWJ6b?usp=sharing
Recommended ages: 5 – 21
Join us for a 6-part series of short videos (10-15 minutes each) that introduce foundational modern dance elements and exercises. They will include floor work, center work, across the floors, and combinations, while also connecting these movements to relevant background information on the movement itself! The goal of these videos is to not only to introduce modern dance movement, but to also make it relevant within the context of its larger history in a way that both excites and educates.

 

Commonwealth Theatre Center, Inc.

www.commonwealththeatre.org
1123 Payne St., Louisville, KY
Fridays, June 24, July 8, July 29 | 10a.m.
Fridays,  July 15, August 5 | 2p.m.
Recommended ages: 0 – 21
Join us for the play Law & Order: Fairy Tale Unit by Jonathan Rand. In the fairy tale criminal justice system, the characters from fairy tales and nursery rhymes are represented by two separate yet equally ridiculous groups: the fairy tale police who investigate fairy tale crime, and the fairy tale district attorneys who prosecute the fairy tale offenders. These are their stories.

Reservations are required. Visit the Commonwealth Theatre Center website to reserve your tickets.

 

Drama by George – Virtual

DramaByGeorge.com/onlineshow
Recommended ages: 0 – 5
STORIES ALIVE! is a fresh approach to the age-old tradition of storytelling. Classic and contemporary tales spring to life as storyteller George Halitzka engages kids in grades K-5 with a high-energy, interactive show. George combines audience participation (yes, even from home), compelling narratives, and a unique, dramatic style into one exciting program. He brings stories and activities vividly to life, from fairy tales to participatory games to a true story from his own experience. STORIES ALIVE! is packed with interactive fun.

 

Flamenco Louisville

www.flamencolouisville.org
Saturday (June 11) | 10a.m. – 11a.m. – South Central Regional Library
Saturday (July 16) | 2p.m. – 3p.m. – Northeast Regional Library
Sunday (July 17) | 2p.m. – 3p.m. – Main Branch Downtown Library
Saturday (August 13) | 10a.m. – 11a.m. – Southwest Regional Library
Recommended ages: 0 – 21
Flamenco Louisville performs authentic flamenco music and dance while whisking you away on a tour of southern Spain. Dancers in colorful costumes perform intricate movement and rhythmic footwork, accompanied by live singing and guitar. Various cities and regions of Andalucia are introduced between pieces, connecting them with their traditional “palos” (song forms). Audience members will be asked to join in with “jaleos” (words of encouragement) and “palmas” (hand clapping). The program includes historical and cultural information about Spain and the Spanish-speaking nations. Q&A with the audience concludes the 1-hour program.

 

Guru Vandana Academy Inc.

www.guruvadanaarts.com
Sundays | 2p.m.
Saturday (July 9) | 3p.m.
Sunday (July 10) | 3p.m.
Recommended ages: 5 – 21
Interactive presentations on Indian classical dance at various Louisville Free Public Library locations and free admission to the Geeva Arts Festival. The 45-minute interactive presentations will be designed for ages five and up. Attendees will learn the ancient history of the Indian classical art forms, learn movement exercises, and enjoy a short live performance. Cultural Pass holders will also get free admission to the annual Geeva Arts Festival (July 9 – 10), which will feature incredible solo and group performances by world-renowned Indian classical dance artists from across the globe. Visit www. geevaartsfestival.com for more information!

 

Kentucky Opera

www.kyopera.org
June 6 | 11am | Southwest Regional Library
June 22 | 11:15am | South Central Regional Library
June 29 | 10:15am | Iroquois Library
July 6 | 11am | Portland Library
July 18 (Monday) | 6pm | Western Library
July 27 | 11:30am | Fairdale Library
August 3 | 10:30am | Shawnee Library
Recommended ages: 4 – 8
This 30-minute storybook program for children in preschool through grade 2 and their caregivers fosters early literacy building blocks through the arts. Keeping playful exploration at the heart of learning, children will explore storybooks and storytelling with singing, dramatic play, musical creation, and creative expression. Delivered at local libraries by a professionally trained teaching artist.

 

Kentucky Shakespeare – Virtual

https://kyshakespeare.com/programs/culturalpass22
Recommended ages:
Kentucky Shakespeare presents a two-actor adaptation of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING for young audiences. One of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies! The quick-witted Beatrice and Benedick —secretly in love—are engaged in a war of words while Hero and Claudio—not-so-secretly in love—plan to marry. Will false rumors and mistaken identity keep them apart?  Much Ado explores relationships, the consequences of gossip, and self-worth.

 

Kentucky Shakespeare

www.kyshakespeare.com
1340 S. 4th St., Louisville, KY
Wednesdays – Sundays | 7 p.m.
Recommended ages: 0 – 21
Kentucky Shakespeare Festival in Central Park May 25-August 7, featuring TWELFTH NIGHT, RICHARD III, and THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, plus performances of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING from Kentucky Shakespeare’s Globe Players professional training program for high schools students and SHAKESPEARE IN DANCE from the Louisville Ballet. Pre-show activities include pre-show performances from community groups and Kid’s Globe tent with nightly interactive arts activities.

 

Looking for Lilith Theatre Company

www.lookingforlilith.org
June 11 | 10:30a.m.
July 30 | 7p.m.
August 28 | 2p.m.
Recommended ages: 5- 16
EVEN PUPPETS HAVE PROBLEMS (June | grades K-2) A puppeteer shares their show where puppet friends are fighting. The audience offers them ways to manage their anger and work through their conflicts.
ELLAS HABLAN – GIRLSPEAK (July | grades 5&up) Looking for Lilith and the young women of Adelante Hispanic Achievers work together to create an original play. Come see a workshop performance of this unique work!
MAC’S WORLD: AN INTERACTIVE PLAY ON RESISTING BULLYING AND CYBERBULLYING (August | grades 3-5) Mac is grappling with an online and in-person bully. Audiences intervene to give Mac advice on how to cope.
See website for more information.

 

Louisville Children’s Film Festival, Inc.

www.louisvillechildrensfilm.org
Wednesday (June 22) | 9:30p.m. – Sauerback Drive-In
Sunday (June 26) | 4p.m. – Baxter Ave. Theater
Sunday (July  24) | 4p.m. –  Baxter Ave. Theater
Sunday (August 21) | 4p.m. – Baxter Ave. Theater
Recommended ages: 2 – 21
Get ready to experience the magic of movies under the stars! Enjoy 2 classic family movies on Retro Wednesday, June 22, from the comfort of your own car! Sauerbeck Family Drive-in has a state of the art 4k digital projection, a GIANT 98 foot diagonal screen and FM transmitted sound.

Cultural Pass acknowledges that the program on June 22 took place at Sauerbeck Family Drive-In, a facility that has celebrated film director D.W. Griffith, who is known for producing work that perpetuates harmful stereotypes and is located on a street named in his honor. 

 

Louisville Chorus

 www.louisvillechorus.org
6303 Fern Valley Pass, Louisville, KY
June 5 | 3p.m.
July 2 | 3p.m.
Recommended ages: 0-21
Captivating Themes from the MOVIES: from Disney to Titanic to Ghost to The Good, The Bad and The Ugly plus More. Joined by Beargrass Christian Church Choir.  (June)
Fanfare for the 4th—Musical Visions of America: 17th annual multimedia choral cinema presentation of the founding, expansion, and refinement of America. One may enjoy this American historical retrospective and revel in the power of stirring patriotic songs and visuals. (July)

 

Louisville Youth Choir

www.louyouthchoir.org
July 17 | 3p.m.
July 24 | 3p.m.
July 31 | 3pm
Recommended  ages: 4 – 21
Experience choral music presented by Louisville’s only traditional, adult SSA choir ensemble, Lascito Coro–Legacy Choir. This choir began as a collaboration of alumni of Sacred Heart Academy (SHA) and the Louisville Youth Choir (LYC) and is now open to all adult soprano and alto singers in the region. The choir performs a summer season annually that includes the classics to the pops. Any dollars generated by this choir’s performances are used as scholarships to support youth participation in LYC because at LYC, no youth singer is ever turned away for inability to pay for services.

 

Louisville Youth Choir – Virtual

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1x0qVHwJdBTKjvfchDpODZ9NlkkNvbam
Recommended ages: 5 – 21
What is a rehearsal and what does it teach me? With LYC Teaching Artist, Margareth Miguel, experience 3 rehearsals to learn what this processing of rehearsing can teach you.

 

StageOne Family Theatre

www.stageone.org
Main Library, 301 York St.
Saturday, June 11 | 2p.m.
Saturday, July 16 | 2p.m.
Recommended ages: 2 – 7
This storybook program takes children’s favorite books and brings them to life in a way that’s as unique and exciting as the stories themselves. At these events, caregivers and little ones sit together around the performers for a truly immersive theatre experience. Not only do viewers become part of the action, they’re also encouraged to help tell the story through music, interaction, and LOTS of imagination!

 

The Louisville Ballet School

louisvilleballetschool.org
4121 Shelbyville Rd., #201, Louisville, KY
June 25 (ages 3 – 6) |  10a.m. – 1p.m.
July 9 (ages 6+) | 10a.m. – 1p.m.
July 23 (ages 0 – 6) | 10a.m. – 1p.m.
The Louisville Ballet School will offer free dance classes in a variety of dance disciplines. Classes may include ballet, modern, jazz, musical theater, and creative movement.

 

The Louisville Leopard Percussionists

www.louisvilleleopardpercussionists.com
Saturdays | 4p.m. – 7p.m.
Recommended ages: 5 – 21
LLP will host professionally curated drum circle experiences. We will provide instruments, space, and instruction for an interactive experience where participants will learn basic techniques on hand drums and auxiliary percussion instruments. Facilitators will include trained professionals as well as current and former Louisville Leopard Students who will accompany the rhythms.  This will be an experience accessible to everyone with or without any musical experience.  Our teachers will “hold the groove” and make room for all our participants to explore and experiment with new sounds without fear of judgment.