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Weekend Arts Roundup: How To Take A Break

Fallen Fruit
Courtesy 21c Museum Hotel
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David Burns and Austin Young/Fallen Fruit, (American) The Practices of Everyday Life, 2016

From cerebral installation pieces to spontaneous tap dancing, there’s something for everyone this weekend in Louisville. Here are just a few options to get you started:

Get a taste of art this weekend by visiting Fallen Fruit: The Practices of Everyday Life, a specially commissioned art installation that has taken over the Proof on Main dining room. David Burns and Austin Young, who work as the duo Fallen Fruit, created this site-specific commission inspired by the wide range of definitions of “the public.” The exhibit includes collective histories found in native and creationist mythologies, generational knowledge, and public and private archives. It opens this week and will be on view through 2018.

Now that warmer weather has returned (for now), get in the mood for summer vacation by checking out the Hite Art Institute’s Summer Breaks: Labor, Leisure, Lust. Featuring prints from the permanent collection, this exhibition explores 20th Century depictions of American breaks, and how these departures from routine -- whether from work, to the beach or into a good book -- can lead to the unconventional or even erotic. This collection also shows that the leisure time of one is often supported by the labor of another. “Summer Breaks” is on view from May 19 through Aug. 5.

Starting this weekend, Anything Goes at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts when the As Yet Unnamed Theatre Company presents the classic production. “Anything Goes” is set aboard the ocean liner S. S. American, where nightclub singer/evangelist Reno Sweeney is en route from New York to England. Her pal, Billy Crocker, has stowed away to be near his love, Hope Harcourt. But Hope is engaged to the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. The musical has love triangles, crooks and jazz hands; what more do you need for a night out? More information can be found here