Weekender: Sept. 26-27

•Kentuckiana Harvest Fest

Saturday, Sept. 26

Bluegrass Brewing Co.
3929 Shelbyville Road
4 p.m.

 If you haven’t caught on, “local” is the buzzword of the decade. Shop local, eat local, drink local … hell, I’m thinking you should even date local — you know, keep the gene pool weird and all.

BBC in St. Matthews is hosting the second annual Kentuckiana Harvest Fest on Saturday, which celebrates all things local and even gives back — attendees are encouraged to bring three canned goods for admission; it’ll all be donated to Kentucky Harvest, a nonprofit that provides for those in need. Festivities include live music by Stonewheel, beer and wine tastings and food from local companies like Earth’s Promise Farm, Foxhollow Farm, Bourbon Barrel Foods and more. Reps from Rainbow Blossom will be there to show you how organics can change your life. Embrace it. —Sara Havens


Ben Sollee

Ben Sollee

•NuLu Festival

Saturday, Sept. 26

700 block of E. Market St.
Free; 5 p.m.

September is the month for street festivals in Louisville. Between Schnitzelburg, last week’s annual Original Highlands Festival and No Coast, fall is an optimal time to block off and rock out. NuLu Fest closes the annual Idea Festival with performances on a blockaded East Market Street corridor by a few household workhorses. Ben Sollee, Lucky Pineapple, The Instruction and Thomas A. Minor & The Picket Line are in charge, free and off-kilter. Lucky Pineapple has completed its first video for “Moment In An Empty Street,” Ben Sollee has finished his duo record with Daniel Martin Moore, and who knows what shenanigans Oscar from Thomas A. will be up to. Select company, indeed. —Mat Herron


•Author Silas House

Saturday, Sept. 26

2720 Frankfort Ave.
Free; 4 p.m.

Carmichael’s welcomes Kentucky literary star Silas House for a reading and book signing of his brand new novel, “Eli the Good.” Although billed as a “young adult” novel, it’s a beautifully written and tenderly told story that readers of any age will fall in love with. “Eli the Good” is a powerful tale of the complexities of childhood and the realities of war – a quintessentially Southern novel filled with music, nostalgic detail, a deep respect for nature, and a powerful sense of place. 



Saturday, Sept. 26

Vernon Lanes
1575 Story Ave.
$10; 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

It’s the summer of 1977, and the clubs are overflowing with DJs spinning old school hip-hop and disco. Punk is emerging at a small venue at 315 Bowery known as CBGB, and a killer known as the Son of Sam is creating terror on the streets. OK, not really; that was more than 30 years ago in a city called New York. But the Vernon Club, right here in Louisville, will host NY’77, a musical tribute to that seminal New York summer, on Saturday. DJ Dwight Johnson and HAY DJ will spin the hip-hop, while the Deloreans and the Ladybirds will cover songs that defined the New York punk scene. Food and a full bar will be available, and the show is for 21 and over. Era costumes are highly encouraged, but don’t try tripping the circuit breaker to create a memorial “blackout.” That just wouldn’t be cool. —Kevin Gibson


•Captain’s Quarters Regatta/Art on the River Art Show

Sept. 26-27

Captain’s Quarters
5700 Captains Quarters Road

The last weekend of September, Captain’s Quarters Restaurant will be the place to be for a unique blend of artistry on land and on the water. On land up to 50 artists and crafts people will be displaying the products of their artistic imaginations.  On the water, upwards of 30 s skippers and crews will try to put the final brush strokes on the sailing season by artfully and competitively carving out an end-of-the-season win.  


•Louisville Pagan Pride Day

Saturday, Sept. 26

Brown-Forman Amphitheater  
Waterfront Park
Free; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 

People of all ages and spiritual backgrounds are welcome. The event will include information booths, vendors, a ritual, and other activities celebrating the Autumn Equinox, a time of thanksgiving in many Pagan traditions. Items of non-perishable foods will be accepted as admission and donated to the “Dare to Care” food bank. 



Sunday, Sept. 27

Uncle Pleasant’s
2126 S. Preston St.
$10; 8 p.m.

I will not obsess over Doris Yeh, I will not obsess over Doris Yeh … OK, I’m better now.

Photogenic bassist and cult-film actress Yeh is only one of myriad fascinations offered by the Taiwanese black-metal ensemble Chthonic, who’ll shake up Uncle Pleasant’s Sunday night. You’re invited in for a seriously low ticket price, given all this act lavishes on its audience. The rapid-fire martial arrangements at the core of their tracks are the least of the entertainments. There are odd and often engaging turns in background instrumentation (two-string violin, for example). The lyrics constantly leap chasms of time and culture — from the traditions (and sometimes the language) of native Taiwanese, to the modern clashes between Chinese refugees and the monsters of the mainland … plus everything from ancient Greece to the Cthulhu Mythos. And then there’s the pure theater of the outrageous costume garb and onstage extravagance. Hummable melodies are nowhere to be found, but this quintet gives “over the top” a good name. —T.E. Lyons


•Bike and Custom Car Show

Sunday, Sept. 27

Epiphany United Methodist Church
7032 Southside Drive
Free; 1-5 p.m.

Show benefits recent flood victims. Entry Fee:Donation of any of these items: Diapers, Baby Wipes, Toiletries, Cleaning Supplies, Cash.


•Fall Antiques Market

Sunday, Sept. 27

Historic Locust Grove
561 Blankenbaker Lane
$6; 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


This annual Antiques Market features professional dealers from the South and Midwest displaying their wares on the lawn at Historic Locust Grove. In addition to American country antiques, the show features formal furniture, jewelry and silver. Admission includes tours of the historic house museum. Concessions are available. 

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