Weekender August 1-2

Saturday, August 1

Art That Swings
Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
800 W. Main St.
(812) 949-4238
$35; 7 p.m.

Art enthusiasts and sports fans unite: The Arts Council of Southern Indiana is celebrating the 125th anniversary of Louisville Slugger with an exhibit featuring various interpretations of the bat. Thirty artists produced quilts, sculptures, paintings and more. The public can vote for their favorite submission at the museum. Winners will be announced Saturday evening, and guests can enjoy a buffet, tour, film and silent auction. A cash bar and a chance to win prizes valued up to $1,000 will be also available. —Miranda Walton

Saturday, August 1

Sweet Charity
Jeffersonville Riverstage
(502) 551-2709
8:30 p.m. ; free

The popular Neil Simon / Bob Fosse Musical SWEET CHARITY is being produced at Jeffersonville, Indiana’s RiverStage. Sweet Charity is portrayed by Alicia Corcoran-Scott who is also the choreographer.  Simon’s hilarious 1960′s musical is directed by Gabe Scott and produced by Patty Simmonds. Bring a lawn chair.

Saturday, August 1

Family Fun Fair
Falls of the Ohio Interpretive Center
201 West Riverside Drive
Clarksville, IN 47129
(812) 280-8689
10 a.m.-4 p.m. ; $5 for adults and $2 for children aged 2-18

A cool indoor event with a sample of each of the Falls annual events!

Fossil Festival – find and take home your very own 425 million year old fossil
from a collection donated by Hanson’s Quarry
The Lewis & Clark Festival – meet Seaman the Dog and get his autograph!
Earth Day – Driftwood Art, recycle natural objects into a “Nature Critter”
George Rogers Clark Home Site– meet our re-enactors of the early 1800’s and make a “Three Sisters” bracelet with corn, beans and squash
Archaeology Day – practice with ancient games and tools and solve a puzzle

Saturday, August 1

Marcy Playground w/ Hot Action Cop
Phoenix Hill Tavern
644 Baxter Avenue
(502) 589-4957
8 p.m. ; $15

If you hear “Sex and Candy” in the late 90s and still haven’t been able to get it out of your head, this concert soooo for you.

Saturday, August 1

Kung Fu Panda at the Louisville Zoo
1100 Trevellian Way
(502) 459-2181
$5 admission after 5 p.m.

Bring your blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy a fun family movie under the stars in the Oasis Field. $5 admission after 5 p.m.  Music and games start at 6:30 p.m. Movies start at sundown.

Sunday, August 2

Entertainer of the Year
Louisville Palace
625 S. Fourth St.
$27-$42; 8 p.m.

The final leg of the national competition for female impersonators of the year will be held Sunday at the Palace Theatre. While promoters remain tight-lipped about the details, we do know that the theme is “Alice in Wonderland,” and contestants will interpret their attire as they see fit. Nina West, winner of the 2008 Entertainer of the Year, will also take the stage to pass on the crown. It’s sure to be a night of glitz, glamour and glory. Entertainer of the Year is presented by the SLS Pride Foundation, a nonprofit arts and humanities organization dedicated to the betterment of diverse cultures. —Sara Havens

Sunday, August 2

Dierks Bentley
Horseshoe Casino
11999 Casino Center Drive
Elizabeth, IN 47117
8 p.m.

Come see one of country’s rising stars perform on an outdoor stage as part of the Horseshoe’s Outdoor Summer Concert Series. Ticket prices for this event vary, so visit www.ticketmaster.com for more information.

Sunday, August 2

Louisville Life and Family Expo
Kentucky Exposition Center
Waterson Expressway and the Fairgrounds
(502) 367-5000
10 a.m.-6 p.m. ; $10 day of show, $3 for children ; free for ages nine and younger

With a KidsFest, Kentuckiana Showcase and Pavillions about your home, this exposition offers a family friendly time in the hot early August weather.

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