February is a busy month around Louisville. A little bourbon, a little beer, couple performances and a little love are all on the calendar for this month:
January 31 and February 1: 2014 Bourbon Classic
On January 31 and February 1, the Kentucky Center will host the 2014 Bourbon Classic, a weekend-long event that delivers education and entertainment exclusively focused on bourbon. Hundreds of bourbon enthusiasts will gather in Louisville, the gateway to Kentucky’s bourbon country, to explore the “best of the best” in the world of Bourbon—from the craftsmanship of distilling to the pure enjoyment of the spirit in its many forms. The event begins on Friday night with cocktails and chef-created small plates. It continues on Saturday with a Master Distiller education panel and Bourbon University classes. For more information or to purchase tickets, please click here: www.kentuckycenter.org
February 4: Dinner and Movie at Seviche
On February 4, Seviche will host a dinner and a movie event featuring the film No Reservations and starring Catherine Zeta-Jones. The evening will begin with a champagne reception at 6 p.m. and the movie will start at 6:30 p.m. Seared scallops, spaghetti oreganata, truffled quail, and tiramisu will be featured menu items inspired by the movie and prepared by chef Anthony Lamas. Seating is limited, so guests are asked to secure reservations with a credit card in advance by calling (502) 473-8560. The price is $85 per person, plus tax and gratuity. The price includes wine pairings. Visit the website for more information: www.sevicherestaurant.com.
Through February 9: Our Town at Actors Theatre
From January 21 through February 9, Actors Theatre will present Our Town. Their description of this play says it best:”Day in and day out, Grover’s Corners is Any Town, USA. The paper is delivered, the milkman visits, time passes and life continues. It is only when such routines are interrupted that the fleeting beauty of the everyday is brought more clearly into perspective. Join us as the Stage Manager guides us through this elegant portrait of the ordinary but remarkable joys and sorrows that define our lives. Our Town is the greatest American play celebrating the magic that makes a community.” For more information or tickets, click here: actorstheatre.org
February 14 and 16: Kentucky Opera performs Romeo et Juliette
Romeo et Juliette will be performed at the Kentucky Opera on February 14 and 16 at the Brown Theatre. See Shakespeare’s tragedy adapted into an opera by French composer Charles Gounod. This features Ava Pine as Juliette and Vale Rideout as Roméo. The first performance is Friday, February 14 at 8:00 p.m. and the second performance is Sunday, February 16 at 2:00 p.m. For tickets and more information, click here: www.kentuckycenter.org.
February 14: Canteen Dinner at Frazier History Museum
Spend this Valentine’s Day dancing cheek to cheek with your sweetie on February 14 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Frazier History Museum. This is a 1940s USO-style dinner and dance that will be hosted at The Frazier Canteen (aka the museum) that calls for dressing up and dancing. For more information, visit their website: www.fraziermuseum.org.
February 17: Taste of 502
On February 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Downtown will host the Taste of 502, kicking off the 502 Restaurant Week on February 19. Experience a tasting of special menu items from leading restaurants throughout Louisville at one event. Restaurants participating in 502 Lunch Week and 502 Restaurant Week will offer a taste of select menu items that are offered during both events. Tickets for the event are $45 per person ($50 per person at the door). $30 of the ticket price will be donated directly to Dare to Care. To purchase tickets, please click here: www.eventbrite.com
February 19-March 5: 502 Restaurant Week
This year’s 502 Restaurant Week will be 15 days of savings from February 19 to March 5. Restaurants will prepare a special three course menu for $50.20 per couple or $50.20 per person, depending on the restaurant. (Price does not include tax or gratuity.)
Here is a sampling of the restaurants that are part of this week:
- Asiatique Restaurant
- Bistro 1860
- Bistro 301
- BLU Italian Grille
- Bourbons Bistro
- Champion’s Sports Bar & Grille
- Captain’s Quarters Riverside Grille
- Del Frisco’s Steakhouse
- Harvest Restaurant
- KT’s Restaurant
- Majid’s Restaurant
- Maker’s Mark Bourbon House & Lounge
- Morton’s the Steakhouse
- Napa River Grill
- The Oakroom at the Seelbach
- Porcini Restaurant
- Rivue Restaurant & Lounge
For more information and to see a complete listing of the participating restaurants, click here: www.502restaurantweek.com.
February 22: Tailspin Ale Fest
On February 22 from 3 to 7 p.m., head down to the Louisville Executive Aviation Hangar at Bowman Field for the inaugural Tailspin Ale Fest. Presented by Draft Magazine here in Louisville, this festival will include 150 craft beers from 40 brewers, including at least 12 from Kentucky. There will be live music and food selections from local food trucks. For more information and tickets, click here: www.tailspinalefest.com
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