Grab your pooches and join Liv Boutique on Wednesday, June 29th, starting at 5 PM for Yappy Hour, benefitting the KY Humane Society. Treats for pooches and people will be provided! It is encouraged that attendees bring an item or small monetary donation. 10% of all sales every Wednesday night will be contributed as well. A
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Kentucky is Bourbon Country. So it’s no brainer we go all out for Bourbon Heritage Month. Proof on Main is inviting everyone to immerse themselves in all things bourbon with a three-course dinner. Master distiller Drew Kulsveep will pair each course with a bourbon courtesy of Willett Distillery. The event will begin at 6:30 p.m.
September 28 through 30 will be an intellectually charged weekend for those of you who attend the ideaFestival at the Kentucky Center. Are you curious, an entrepreneur, interested in the future, a lover of TED talks? This is the place for you. Visit www.ideafestival.com for more information.
There is a new way of entertaining guests in the arts and attractions world; it’s called Edutainment. It’s where people gather at a local attraction or museum, and not only do they get to learn about their venue, there is ongoing entertainment in various places throughout the event that guests can enjoy. The entertainment can
The 60th annual St. James Court Art Show will take place from September 30 through October 2. The juried fine arts and arts and craft show hosts 750 artists from around North America and is held in the heart of historic Old Louisville. Hours are Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday
The Louisville Zoo invites you to dress up for their not-so-scary Halloween party. Families can travel through storybook scenes and Trick-or-Treat with their favorite characters every weekend in October. The gates open at 5 p.m. and you can enter the Zoo until 8:30 p.m. louisvillezoo.org
KMAC is hosting their annual Bourbon Bash fundraiser on Saturday, October 1 at 8 p.m. KMAC will be celebrating 35 years of art and bourbon in their newly renovated space. The evening will feature tastings will feature Kentucky’s finest bourbons, culinary pairings by Bobby Benjamin of Butchertown Grocery, “Bourbon University” tasting experience, guest artists and
Join the Louisville Orchestra for early Halloween fun for the whole family. Halloween activities and a costume parade will end the concert. louisvilleorchestra.org
It’s never to early to get in the Halloween spirit. Join Actors Theatre of Louisville for their adaptation of Dracula. For two hours, this suspenseful classic will captivate you! Don’t worry, you get a 15-minute intermission. actorstheatre.org.
Things are getting strange over at Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. But don’t worry. This is a good kind of strange. The museum and Ripley’s have collaborated to create a brand new exhibit featuring bizarre baseball treasures called Ripley’s Believe It or Not!® Oddball™. The show runs March 5, 2016 – January 8, 2017. Themes will include quirky baseball oddities,
Louisville has landed the No. 2 spot on USA Today‘s Top Foodie Cities in America. Full of locally owned and operated restaurants, ranging from traditional to eclectic, there’s something out there for everyone. October 5 marks the 43rd annual Taste of Louisville. The Kentucky Restaurant Association, Louisville chapter, has put together a collection of the
On October 6, the Kentucky College of Art and Design will honor Laura Lee Brown at their annual Gala. All of the money raised will go to student scholarships and all who donate will receive a photographic print from Laura Lee Brown, who will have a show of her own work up at LyCAD the
Hope Scarves is hosting their annual fundraiser, Colors of Courage, on Friday, October 7. There will be live music, an auction and food courtesy of River Road BBQ. Tickets to the event are $75 and raffle tickets are $20. All proceeds go towards Hope Scarves and metastatic breast cancer research. The event starts at 7 p.m.
The Second Annual Antiques at Distillery Commons Tent Sale will take place on Friday, October 7 through Sunday, October 9. There will be over 30 dealers offering bargains on antiques and vintage pieces, art and decorativee items in a large 60 foot tent outside, as well as inside. theantiquemarketky.com
The Inaugural Bowman Field Aviation Heritage Festival will be held on Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9 at Bowman Field. The Bowman Field Friends are hosting this event to help the community experience the Golden Age of Aviation. The event will place rare vintage aircraft from all over the United States and offer rides in
Foxhollow Farm hosts its nineth annual Fall Festival, a fun-filled celebration of autumn, on Saturday, October 8, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There is no admission charge, but parking is $5 for the entire day and there is a small charge for various activities. Proceeds benefit Maryhurst. Read our profile on Foxhollow Farm here. foxhollow.com
Since it was first held in 2007, IRONMAN Louisville quickly became a signature event for the city. Athletes begin their day with a rolling swim start, followed by a 112 bike ride and concluding with a 26.2 mile run. The two-loop run course comes to a close with Fourth Street Live’s energetic welcome. Spectators and volunteers
The Kentuckiana Small Business Workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. The event will feature presentations by dynamic speakers who will share best practices, strategies and success stories to inspire local business owners and entrepreneurs. Early bird tickets are $99
The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular is entertainment for the entire family. The event will be held in Iroquois Park October 13– November 6. 5,000 carved pumpkins will line a ¼-mile walking trail, illuminated at night as an “art show” daily from dusk to 11 p.m. during the week (Sunday-Thursday) and midnight on Friday & Saturday. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for
Country band Old Dominion is returning to Louisville for a show at Fourth Street Live! on Friday, October 14. The guys were recently in town for Kenny Chesney’s Spread the Love tour and are sure to put on a show all their own.
ColorFest is a two day event at Bernheim Forest. Live music, hayrides and arts and crafts are available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. This event is free, however non-members will be required to pay a $5 per car for an environmental fee at the gate and there is a
Each year, JDRF One Walk brings together more than 900,000 people across the country to change the future for people living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). This fun, family–friendly event gives people with T1D—and their friends, family and co–workers—the opportunity to raise money for life-changing T1D research. They walk to help JDRF ease the incredible
The Society of the Unseen Hand will lead you through Old Louisville on this part walking, part outdoor theater tour in search of a ghost. This event will surely send you quivering into the Halloween season. Tours leave from the Old Louisville Information Center every 15 minutes and last between 45 and 60 minutes. Tours
The NBA will return to the KFC Yum! Center for the third consecutive year when the Miami Heat take on the Minnesota Timberwolves in a preseason game on Saturday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m. The game will bring former University of Louisville player Gorgui Dieng back to town as well as his teammate, former University
Calling all wine enthusiasts. Saturday, October 15 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., more than 25 vineyards, distributors and wineries will be on the Big Four Lawn at Waterfront Park. With an “Around the World” theme, focusing on cultural regions with wine, food and beer in each selected area, attendees will sample wine from national
Wanderlust 108 is the world’s only mindful triathlon, a field day for your mind, body and soul, if you will. You can expect lots of high fives, a little sweat and a deep chill. 5K This is a 5k (+/-) your way, so don’t sweat it. Or do. Run or walk, prance or skip, stroll
Do “only this and nothing more” this Halloween season. The Frazier Museum will be performing some of Edgar Allen Poe’s best known work, including The Raven and The Masque of the Red Death alongside musical accompaniment by the Tamerlane Trio. Performances will run from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. through November 2. fraziermuseum.org
October 22 is a good day to run a half marathon. Starting at Second and Main streets at Whiskey Row and ending at Fifth and Main streets across from the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, The Urban Bourbon Half Marathon is a fun-filled day of running or walking for those 21 and up. urbanbourbonhalf.com
On Saturday, October 22th, Susan G. Komen Kentucky will be celebrating its 12th Annual Pink Tie Ball at the Louisville Marriott Downtown. Start time is 6:00 pm with signature cocktails and a silent auction, followed by dinner, a live auction and the program/presentation. Seventy-five percent of the funds raised this evening will benefit the local community with
Multi-platinum recording artists Gavin DeGraw and Andy Grammar are teaming up for a national tour, which will make a stop in Louisville at The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, October 23 at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $42.50. For more information and to purchase your tickets, click here: kentuckycenter.org
The world knows Wendy Whelan as America’s premier ballerina, but few know the hometown hero behind the dance. She will be sitting down for an intimate conversation at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. She will talk about her future and embracing her creative power on October 24 with a pre-show at 5:30 p.m. featuring
21c Louisville is kicking off Season 8 of their Artist Talk series on Thursday, October 27. Edgar Arceneaux will speak about his work and answer questions following a screening of the Los Angeles episode of Art in the Twenty-First Century. This series will feature 16 artists, including Edgar, from four cities – Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City
The seasonal family-favorite is back for another year. Boo Dell at Yew Dell will take place at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens on Saturday, October 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be trick or treating along the Trail-O-Treats, hayrides, straw maze and scavenger hunts all day. $5 per carload or $1 suggested donation
On Saturday, October 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana will host thier fundraiser “Go Over the Edge” at the Louisville Marriot Downtown. Participants will go “Over the Edge” by rappelling 16 stories (200 feet) off the building. To earn a spot as an EDGER, you must raise
Olmsted Park Conservancy’s annual Halloween fundraiser party will be held at the Louisville Executive Aviation Hangar at Bowman Field on October 29. The costume/black-tie ball will feature cocktails, dinner, dancing and a costume contest. Cocktails are served at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $250 per person with dinner or $75 for admission
Form a team, join a team, walk as an individual, or make a donation for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk on Sunday, October 30 on The Great Lawn at Waterfront Park. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. and Walk begins at 1:30 p.m. makingstrides.acsevents.org
Carmichael’s is pairing with The Berry Center in hosting an event with Nick Offerman on Sunday, October 30 at 1 p.m. Offerman will be signing copies as well as reading from his new book, “Good Clean Fun: Musdventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop”. The $40 ticket includes a copy of “Good Clean Fun” and a
Teddy Abrams and the Louisville Orchestra will collaborate with internationally renowned cellist, Yo-Yo Ma, for a special performance of Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto as part of the L.O. WOW! Series on Sunday, October 30 at the Kentucky Center at 4:30 p.m. Single tickets will become available on Thursday, September 15 at 10 a.m. and will
Help raise awareness of mental health issues by participating in the Out of the Darkness Walk for suicide prevention and mental awareness on November 5 at Waterfront Park. Form a team and help decrease the rate of suicide in the United States. Registraion begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. outofthedarkness.org
Cedar Lake will host its 28th Annual Gala, presented by Commonwealth Bank & Trust, at Marriott Louisville East on Saturday, November 5th from 6 p.m to 10 p.m. The black-tie affair is themed “It’s a Wonderful Life” and will include a dual-entree dinner, as well as silent and live auctions. Entertainment will be provided by Chris
Celebrate the talents of our very special Principal Pops Conductor, Bob Bernhardt, as he shares some of his favorite music. The show starts at 8 p.m. louisvilleorchestra.org
On Tuesday, November 15, social activist Dr. Angela Davis will deliver the 10th annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture. The event will take place at 6 p.m. at the Brown & Williamson Club at Cardinal Stadium. This event is free and open to the public. louisville.edu
We all need a Girl’s Night Out every once in a while. When it benefits a good cause, it’s even better. Enjoy the tenth annual Ladies Day at the Races in support of the Backside Learning Center. The center helps equine workers at Churchill Downs by providing educational and community resources. Tickets are $75, and
Make room for all the turkey and stuffing you can eat by running the Louisville Hungry Turkey 5k on Thanksgiving morning. The race will be held at Waterfront Park, beginning on the Big Four Lawn under the bridge. All proceeds from registration benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Kentucky and Southern Indiana. louisvillehungryturkey5k.com.
Back by popular demand! The whole town is waiting to see if the Herdman kids ruin the Christmas Pageant. Will it be a disaster or will the spirit of the season change the hearts and minds of all? Join StageOne at the Kentucky Center for this Holiday favorite on December 3, 10 and 17 with
Ira Glass is the host and creator of public radio program This American Life. Under Glass’s editorial direction, This American Life has won the highest honors for broadcasting and journalistic excellence, including five Peabody awards. You can spend the evening with Glass and get some insight into what he has learned working in the business on Saturday, December
StageOne’s James and the Giant Peach will take place March 25, April 1, and April 15 with shows at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. The musical is filled with adventure when James discovers a magic potion and lands in the center of a giant peach among human-sized insects with over-sized personalities. When the peach falls