It’s a month of love around here … lovin’ Louisville! Fall in love with our city all over again with these great February events.
February 1, 2016: Chocolate Dreams: An Evening of Decadent Bliss!
Do you love chocolate? Be sure to attend GuardiaCare’s 11th Annual Chocolate Dreams Fundraiser February 1, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The Pointe, located in Butchertown. Twenty-five local chefs will participate in this Chocolate Dream, where they will create their own chocolate concoctions for sampling. Light appetizers, wine and bourbon will also be available. Tickets start at $65. For tickets and information, click here: chocolatedreams.org.
February 5, 2016: Carrie Underwood at the KFC Yum! Center
Carrie Underwood is coming back to the KFC Yum! Center on Friday, February 5, on her Storyteller tour and she’s bringing Easton Corbin along with her. The seven-time Grammy winner just released her fifth studio album, and she plans to take her Storyteller tour to 40 arenas across the U.S. and Canada. Tickets start at $43. For more information and to purchase your tickets, click here: ticketmaster.com
February 5, 2016: National Wear Red Day for Women
Heart disease is the number one killer of women and affects more women than men. Wear anything red on February 5 for National Wear Red Day to draw attention to this silent, deadly disease among women. Use the hashtag #GoRed on social media to help spread awareness. Click here for more information: goredforwomen.org.
February 6, 2016: Couples Yoga Workshop at Bend and Zen Hot Yoga
February 6, 2016: Fight for Air Climb
Be a part of the third Louisville Fight For Air Climb in the iconic National City Tower on February 6, at 9 a.m. Whether you are an extreme athlete seeking a challenge, enjoy exercising with friends or climbing to honor a loved one, join in for this one-of-a kind experience. The timed climb involves 38 floors – that’s 780 steps!. This event is a fundraiser for the American Lung Association. To register, click here: action.lung.org
February 6, 2016: Lobster Feast at Actors Theatre
Saturday, February 6, is Actors Theatre’s annual costumed fundraiser, Lobster Feast 2016: Happily Ever Actors. Guests love the all-you-can-eat lobster buffet dinner, signature cocktails and great silent and live auctions. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the feast begins at 8 p.m. Individual tickets for this event at the Downtown Marriott start at $300 and can be purchased online here: actorstheatre.org.
February 6, 2016: “Kentucky Lost in the Woods” Party: a special New Belgium release party at Holy Grale
Get lost in a forest of beer on Saturday, February 6, at Holy Grale. This special release party is part of New Belgium’s annual Lost in the Woods sour soiree, which will premiere two new beer vintages: La Folie, a sour brown ale, and Transatlantique Kriek, a wood-aged sour cherry ale. The first seating of the event will be at 2:30 p.m. and the second at 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 per ticket plus tax and gratuity. Tickets include a flight of three New Belgium Beers (the third is a surprise!), a snack pairing plate comprised of “wood” inspired bites, and all guests will take home their choice of one 22 oz bottle, a New Belgium “Artful Globe” glass and a New Belgium bottle opener. To reserve your spot, email Holy Grale at [email protected] For more information, click here: facebook.com
February 7 – 20, 2016: And Then They Came For Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank
The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts is taking us back in time to World War II. This new multimedia oral history combines taped interviews with Holocaust survivors with theatrical recreations of their lives during the war. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children ages 1-12. Show times vary by day. For more information, a show schedule, and to purchase your tickets, click here: kentuckycenter.org
February 9, 2016: Lunch at Proof on Main
On the second Tuesday of every month, 21c Museum Hotels offers a guided docent tour of the current exhibition, which is followed by lunch and a complimentary sweet treat at Proof on Main. Participants will pay for their own lunch, but the tour and sweet treat are complimentary. For more information, click here: styleblueprint.com
February 12 – 14, 2016: A Taste of Love Aphrodisiac Dinner at Varanese Restaurant
Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14, Varanese Restaurant will be offering a special Valentine’s Day treat with their “A Taste of Love Aphrodisiac Dinner”. The dinner will include a special menu comprised of aphrodisiac ingredients designed to stimulate the appetite and inspire the heart. The regular menu will also be available. To reserve your spot, call 502-899-9904 or email [email protected] For more information, click here: varanese.com
February 13 – 14: Valentine’s Day Dinner at Proof on Main
Treat your valentine to a romantic, three-course table d’hôte menu at Proof on Main for Valentine’s Day this year. Chef Mike Wajda’s southern-inspired dishes and delicious desserts will have your sweetie swooning. The special menu will be available Saturday, February 13 from 5:30-11 p.m and Sunday, February 14 from 5:30-10 p.m. To make your reservations, call 502-217-6360. For more information, click here: styleblueprint.com
February 13, 2016: Twisted Pink Masquerade Ball
Plan to attend the second Twisted Pink Masquerade Ball on Saturday, February 13, from 6 p.m. to midnight at The Gillespie. Twisted Pink is an organization founded by Louisvillian Caroline Johnson (a cancer survivor) that raises money exclusively for research to cure Stage IV breast cancer. They do not fund education, awareness, or medical treatment-just research. The gala will include dinner, a live auction and musical entertainment. Tickets are $175 a person for the gala and $50 a person for the Mardi Gras Lounge only. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here: www.twistedpink.org.
February 13, 2016: Martin Lawrence: Doin’ Time Uncut Live! at the KFC Yum! Center
Funny man Martin Lawrence brings his comedic act to the KFC Yum! Center on Saturday, February 13. Doors to the show will open at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here: ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit: kfcyumcenter.com
February 13, 2016: Kristin Chenoweth with the Louisville Orchestra
The Louisville Orchestra’s second LO WOW! Event will feature Broadway superstar Kristin Chenoweth. She will join the orchestra on stage at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts to sing hits from her Coming Home tour. Natalie Cole, who passed away in January, was originally slated to perform. All previously purchased Natalie Cole tickets will still be valid. Tickets start at $35 and the show will begin at 8 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here: kentuckycenter.org
February 14, 2016: Valentine’s Candlelight Hike at Jefferson Memorial Forest
Need plans for Valentine’s Day? Do something ifferent than the traditional dinner date. Take your sweetie on a romantic candlelit Hike at Jefferson Memorial Forest. The hike ends upon arriving at the Forest’s Manor House, where participants will be greeted by a fire, hot beverages and hors d’oeuvres. You must pre-register for this event by Monday, February 8. The cost is $30 per couple. For more information, click here: facebook.com
February 19, 2016: Blake Shelton at the KFC Yum! Center
Get ready to party Louisville! Country music superstar Blake Shelton is hitting the road and bringing his tour to the KFC Yum! center Friday, February 19. with special guest Chris Janson. Tickets start at $26.75 and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. For more information and to purchase your tickets, click here:www.kfcyumcenter.com
February 20, 2016: Louisville Heart Ball
On Saturday, February 20, from 6 p.m. to midnight, the American Heart Association will host its annual fundraiser, the Heart Ball. This black-tie event includes a gourmet dinner, live and silent auctions and entertainment at the Marriott downtown. Contributions received support cardiovascular research, professional and community education, and advocacy efforts. Tickets are $500 and can be purchased at their website: louisvilleheartball.heart.org.
February 20, 2016: Tailspin Ale Fest at Bowman Field in the WWII Hangar at Louisville Executive Aviation
Over 50 breweries will be available for consumption at the Tailspin Ale Fest on Saturday, February 20 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bowman Field. In addition to the numerous libations available, over 150 beers onsite to be exact, there will also be live entertainment and a DJ. You can view vintage airplanes and indulge in some of Louisville’s finest food trucks. For more information and to purchase your tickets, click here: etix.com
February 21, 2016: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at the KFC Yum! Center
The Boss recently released “The Ties that Bind: The River Collection” and is heading out on a nine-week cross-country tour. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are making their way to the KFC Yum! Center on Sunday, February 21, for a show that is certainly one you will be kicking yourself if you miss it. Tickets start at $59 and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. For more information, click here: kfcyumcenter.com
February 22, 2016: Taste of 502
Taste of 502, the event which kicks off 502 Restaurant Week, will take place Monday, February 22, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Olmsted. There will be opportunities to sample special menu items from restaurants which participate in 502 Restaurant Week this month from February 24 to March 9 and 502 Lunch Week, which was held in September 2015. In addition, guests can sample their favorite wine, beer and/or spirits from around the region. A portion of the ticket sales will benefit YMCA Safe Place Services in Louisville. Tickets start at $45 and can be purchased here: 502foodie.com
February 23 – 27, 2016: Bourbon Classic
Travel & Leisure Magazine named this one of the best cocktail festivals across the country. The festival, which brings together the bourbon world and the culinary world, is can’t miss event, especially for those bourbon enthusiasts out there. All events take place at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets range from $135 to $215 for the VIP package. Meet the distillers, taste rare bourbons and take home specialty foods featuring our state’s finest staple, bourbon. For more information, click here: bourbonclassic.com