What Are You Doing This Evening, Louisville?

Got plans? Nope? Here’s what you’re going to do: Attend the premier party for the IMAX film Van Gogh: Brush with Genius at the Louisville Science Center. Tonight. 8:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M. Tickets are $10 for Science Center and Visual Art Association members. $15 for non-members. And it’ll be totally worth it because, uh, let’s just be honest: free Lucid Absinthe “Drip” Cocktail, compliments of Southern Wine & Spirits… plus dessert, a cash bar and an after-hours opportunity to explore the Science Center.

Details from the press release:

Filmed entirely in France and the Netherlands, Van Gogh: Brush with Genius captures the magnificent landscapes and extraordinary colors of the artist’s most famous works, seen for the first time with the stunning visual effects of the giant screen film medium. Told through the eyes of Van Gogh and based on more than 900 personal letters, the film transforms the work of the world’s most popular artist into a completely new entertainment experience.

Created by Peter Knapp and Francois Bertrand with the cooperation of the Van Gogh Museum, the Musee d’Orsay and the Kröller-Müller Museum, Van Gogh: Brush with Genius traces the artist’s remarkable story from his first paintings at the age of 27 to the masterpieces he produced prior to his tragic death ten years later. Based on more than 900 of Van Gogh’s letters, the film takes you on an emotional rollercoaster through the life and work of this troubled genius and highlights both his immense joy and pain.

NOTE: You may click the image above for a full-size version of the flyer.

Reservations are recommended if you wish to attend (must be 21+!). Call 502.561.6100 or visit the Science Center’s IMAX site for more information.

Van Gogh: Brush with Genius opens to the general public tomorrow, October 17th and runs through January 31, 2010. Tickets are $5.

If you go? I recommend taking advantage of combination tickets which include admission to the Center and the Titanic (full disclosure: an advertiser on this site, but it has nothing to do with my geeking out over this Van Gogh thing) exhibit.