Weekender: Aug. 29-30


•Bingo & BBQ benefit

Saturday, Aug. 29

Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church
4836 Old Brownsboro Road
$15; 6-9 p.m.

Screaming “Bingo!” in a crowded room has to be one of the Top 10 PG highs. You wantedthat B6; you needed that B6; you got that B6. Probably somewhere near the “Bingo” buzz is that high you feel after you give to charity or help someone in need. Lucky for us, the folks at Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church are hosting an old-fashioned Bingo & BBQ benefit, and all the money raised goes to a water project for an orphanage and school in Vihiga, Kenya.

The Vihiga Children’s Home houses children whose parents have died of AIDS. The church has been sponsoring children and working to improve facilities there for about five years. At the moment, they sponsor about 100 children. As part of the improvements to the facility, they are working on creating a system that collects rain in the rainy season for use in the dry season. Bingo cards are $5. —Sara Havens


•Big Ol’ Backyard BBQ

Saturday, Aug. 29

Home of the Innocents
1100 E. Market St.
$30-$50 (12 and under free); 5:30 p.m.

Some of the city’s top chefs will fire up their grills this weekend and dish up heaping helpings of tasty fare for a good cause. The Home of the Innocents is hosting its fourth annual Big Ol’ Backyard BBQ, where the chefs from Proof on Main, Jack Fry’s, Ruth’s Chris, Z’s Fusion and Sullivan University will serve savory barbecue, gourmet side dishes and decadent desserts.

This family-friendly event will take place in the park-like backyard of Home of the Innocents, a private nonprofit that cares for about 2,000 neglected, abandoned and abused children each year. In addition to offering an all-you-can-eat buffet, the event will include live music, hayrides, cornhole and lots of other activities to keep the kiddies occupied. All proceeds will directly benefit Home of the Innocents — so go get your grub on for charity. —Sarah Kelley

•’George Henry Devol’ Portrait by George Morrison: Unveiling and Lecture

Saturday, Aug. 29

New Albany-Floyd County Public Library
180 W. Spring St.
New Albany, Ind.
(812) 944-7336
Free; 11 a.m. 

Independent curator Estill Curtis Pennington will speak about several George Morrison portraits in the Library’s gallery, followed by the unveiling of a recently restored Morrison portrait of George Henry Devol. Pennington will discuss the Devol portrait, and Christine Devol Wardlow, Devol’s great granddaughter, will speak about George Henry and the Devol family’s extensive history in New Albany. The portrait was donated to the Library by George Charles Devol of Wilton, CT. 


•’Wonderful Life’ auditions @ Seelbach Hotel

Saturday, Aug. 29

Seelbach Hotel
Mezzanine Ballroom
4-8 p.m.

Auditions for the 2009 Holiday production of Wonderful Life at the French Lick Resort will be held Aug. 29 at the Seelbach Hotel. Young male actors from 6 years of age to 13 years are needed as well as men and women in their early to late 20s and over 50s.

Auditions will be “cold readings from the script”. You may be asked to sing a Christmas song without accompaniment. Those auditioning are asked to bring a resume’ and head shot. You may schedule audition times by calling 502-298-2628 or requesting by e-mail at bob@bobtrinkleproductions.com.


•Brew at the Zoo

Saturday, Aug. 29

Louisville Zoo
$30-$50; 4-9 p.m. 


•Health Empowerment Festival

Saturday, Aug. 29

St. Stephens Church
1018 15th St.
Free; 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Featuring free food, giveaways, kidz zone and health screenings and information. 

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