BREAKING MOTHERLODGE UPDATES:
Motherlodge will be accepting donations all weekend for our friend Ken Pyle, The Rudyard Kipling’s much-loved patriarch who has been hit with the major expense of his own medications after a recent and ongoing medical crisis. BUT YOU DO NOT HAVE TO JOIN US AT A SHOW TO CONTRIBUTE …click here to make a donation to the Ken Pyle Medicine Money fund. Thank you!
ALSO….COME WATCH FRIDAY’S U of L GAME AT THE RUD WITH A ROOM FULL OF ARTSY FREAKS!!! We tweaked our Friday and Saturday night schedules to give everyone a chance to check out the game AND our fantastic Friday events.
LASTLY, with the schedule shift, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to squeeze in another musical sing along jam session, to which you are invited a JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR SINGALONG will go down Saturday at 5:30. For free. Check the Facebook event page if you’d like to sit in.
THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE IS NOW UP-TO-DATE.
Monday March 25th at Haymarket Whiskey Bar
[331 E. Market St]
Rebecca Hart is an NYC actor/singer/songwriter who sells out Joe’s Pub and Rockwood Music Hall playing her own rock and roll and is in Louisville performing in “Oh Guru Guru Guru” at the Humana Festival. She will be joined by the award-winning Burlesque superduo Gigi and Pop for a super fun start to Motherlodge week. Check the Facebook event here, let us know you’re coming!
Thursday March 28: Opening Night at The Rudyard Kipling
[422 W. Oak]
7:00pm (Doors at 6:30) Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant: Irina’s Name Day Party [$25] See details above Click here to buy tickets
8:30pm Jake Reber and Pierson Keating [free show in Gazebo]
9:30pm Corn Mo with special guest Una Mimnagh, Jake Reber, and The Clifton’s Kitchen Band [$10] See Corn Mo’s page above Click here to buy tickets
3/28 Evening Pass: $30
The Motherlodge opens tonight with one of the most innovative and exciting theatre companies in American theatre and closes with a solo show by the prince of epic rock awesomeness. Motherlodge is proud to bring Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant to The Rudyard Kipling where for 3 days, they will perform their new work “Irina’s Name Day Party”, a redrafting of Chekhov’s “Three Sisters” (see Irina’s Name Day Party page above). This show includes dinner and cake, so come hungry and stay for free sets by Jake Reber and Pierson Keating. Opening night will then rage on to its conclusion with a solo performance by Corn Mo, who first rocked Louisville for the 4th Annual Lebowski Fest with his friends They Might Be Giants. Corn Mo is a master of rock and novelty songs who makes a metal band out of an accordion, and a pleasure palace out of a piano. Corn Mo will be joined by longtime collaborator and aerialist daredevil Una Mimnagh, whose inclusion in the night’s events will be nothing short of breathtaking, as well as guests Jake Reber and The Clifton’s Kitchen Band. (see ticket link for Corn Mo below)
Friday March 29 at The Rudyard Kipling
[422 W. Oak]
5:30pm (Doors at 5:00pm) Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant: Irina’s Name Day Party [$25] See details above Click here to buy tickets
7:15pm Live performance and broadcast of NCAA Playoff game with JP Lebangood and other local improvisors, Jake Reber, J.D. Green, and more [FREE]
9:45pm Misha Feigin [free show in Gazebo]
10:15pm Motherlodge Presents: Ten Minutes for a Four Minute Song hosted by Shelby Park Soul Stew with Catherine Irwin, Rebecca Hart, Lethia Nall, J.D. Green, Roadie Rodahaffer, Mesiko, Lady Pyramid, Tyrone Cotton, Spettra, Khadija Abuyousif and more tba [Pay What You Can - proceeds will go to Ken Pyle's medical costs]
Our second night at the Rudyard Kipling begins again with “Irina’s Name Day Party” created, presented, and performed by Conni’s Avant Garde Restaurant. This performance will be followed by a live music+improv performance to accompany the NCAA basketball game, and a free set by Louisville’s own Russian songsmith Misha Feigin. Then, at 10:15pm, Motherlodge proudly presents one of our special multi-artist mash-up shows. Hosted by music and culinary improvisors Shelby Park Soul Stew, “10 minutes for a 4 minute song” will be a 2 hour show of musicians, artists, and performers taking time to share the greater world of a song that is dear to them. Donations will be accepted to benefit Ken Pyle, the Rud’s much loved patriarch, who is currently undergoing some very difficult and expensive medical treatments.
ML LiveStreamed event: Motherlodge in LaLaLand
streamed online 3pm until 5pm at http://new.livestream.com/accounts/3425632/events/1981874
Motherlodge artists from NYC and Louisville will gather at Kevin Ratterman’s LaLaLand recording studio to create and record a new work in an afternoon. This event will be arranged by the band Mesiko, sound-wizard Kevin Ratterman, Spettra, and Khadija Abuyousif, a NYC artist, storyteller and writer/producer for VH1. This event is not open to the public but a portion will be live-streamed from 3pm to 5pm. Louisville musicians and performers interested in participating should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with “LaLaLand” in the subject line and links to or a description of what you do or would like to contribute. Please appreciate that time and space for this endeavor is limited, so it may not be possible to have everyone involved, but we will try.
Saturday March 30 1pm-9pm at The Rudyard Kipling
[422 W. Oak St.]
2:30pm Alanna Fugate
3:00pm Long Table Discussion: The Artist and Creativity thru Ernest Becker’s Eyes w/ Bill Bornschein, Paul Curry, Ben Kresse, Matt Weir, and others tba [FREE & streamed at http://new.livestream.com/accounts/3425632/events/1981856]
5:00pm Small Time Napoleon [free]
5:30pm Jesus Christ Superstar Singalong: In the spirit of Easter and a great new Motherlodge tradition, Pierson Keating, Ray Rizzo, and a number of other Louisville musicians will lead another all-in audience participation singalong of favorite tunes from the musical. [Pay What You Can - proceeds will go to Ken Pyle's medical costs]
Saturday March 30 10pm at Hillbilly Tea
[120 1st St]
10:00pm Actors Theatre of Louisville and Motherlodge present The 37th Humana Festival Soiree at Hillbilly Tea: A cabaret with Humana and Motherlodge artists including Erin Hill & Her Psychedelic Harp, Rebecca Hart and Gisela Chipe, Looking for Lilith, and old time music and dance with Brett Ratliff and The Slow Charleston.
Ever see a Motherlodge move? Saturday we begin at The Rudyard Kipling with a collaboration with The Ernest Becker Foundation: The Artist and Creativity thru Ernest Becker’s Eyes will be a 2 hour “Long Table” curated discussion led by local educator and live arts enthusiast Bill Bornschein (see a list of participants below). In the evening, we pack up and head to Hillbilly Tea where Motherlodge will proudly co-host the 37th Humana Festival Soiree with music by Erin Hill & Her Psychedelic Harp, Brett Ratliff and The Slow Charleston, and many of the performers from the 37th Humana Festival of New American Plays.
Sunday March 31 1pm-6pm at Galerie Hertz
[1253 S Preston St]
1:00pm Gallery opens, featuring the artwork of Evan Fugazzi
4:00pm Juanita, The Deloreans, Squallis Puppeteers, Shelby Park Soul Stew, Bourbon and Lace, and a Low Country Boil [FREE]
Sunday March 31 8pm at Haymarket Whiskey Bar
[331 E. Market St]
8:00pm Lady Pyramid, Roadie and Mesiko [Free/pass-the-hat]
10pm Live Band Karaoke w/ Todd Hildreth, Dennis Ledford and Ray Rizzo [Free/pass-the-hat]
Motherlodge begins our final day in Louisville celebrating the artwork of Evan Fugazzi at the wonderful Galerie Hertz with a late-afternoon concert and grub. Join us for music by 2 of Louisville’s well-renowned bands over the past 20 years when Juanita and The Deloreans play on the grounds of Billy Hertz’s amazing gallery in Shelby Park. The Squallis Puppeteers, Bourbon and Lace, and Shelby Park Soul Stew will also be on hand, and a Low Country Boil prepared by Joe Gadansky will be offered for the hungry. Then, at 8pm, we return to The Haymarket Whiskey Bar for the grand conclusion of our Spring Motherlodge: music at 8pm with Lady Pyramid, Roadie, and Mesiko, followed at 10pm by a live band karaoke hosted by Todd Hildreth and Ray Rizzo.