Saturday, May 1
Louisville Water Tower
3005 River Road
$30; 8 p.m.-4 a.m.
Down & Derby brings a whole new meaning to the lyrics of our state song: The sun shines bright in My Old Kentucky Home, ‘Tis summer, the people are gay. We’re talking drag queens: Meet Victoria “Porkchop” Parker, who got her start at The Connection and went on to appear on “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” We’re talking about getting served: The Derby City Roller Girls put the “tail” in cocktail waitress. And, of course, there will be dancing. Los Angeles’ The Perry Twins will be sure to get you shakin’ your booty on the dance floor. And the best part is, all proceeds go to the WINGS Clinic and The Louisville AIDS Walk, both of which benefit individuals in our community with HIV/AIDS. The party is open to everyone who wishes to attend, but, just so you know, it’s gonna be real gay. —Pam Swisher
Sunday, May 2
St. Patrick Catholic Church
1000 N. Beckley Station Road • 472-3057
Donations accepted; 7 p.m.
The music programs of several Louisville-area Catholic high schools will perform Sunday to raise money for Catholic Relief Services, specifically benefiting earthquake relief efforts in Haiti. The concert will be held at St. Patrick Catholic Church in east Louisville and is a first of its kind collaboration between the schools’ music programs and global issues clubs — 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated. Schools involved are Assumption, Mercy, Presentation, Trinity and St. Xavier, with an appearance by the Bellarmine University Choir.
The evening will include choruses, choirs and drum corps, with seven different groups performing individually. Each of the groups then will take the stage for a joint performance of Mozart’s “Laudate Dominum” and “We Shall Overcome.” Admission is a donation of your choice at the door, so don’t be stingy. —Kevin Gibson