Weekender: June 19-20

•WHY turns 5

Saturday, June 19

WHY Louisville

1583 Bardstown Road • 456-5400


Free; 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

It’s been five years since WHY Louisville opened their doors in the Highlands to clothe hipsters, teens, out-of-towners seeking souvenirs and everyone else proud to boast their hometown city across their chest. Although the store caught on quick and even relocated a few doors down, the concept has remained the same — a retail outlet for Louisville artists to showcase their work. “Not everyone can afford a piece of original art, but they can afford a T-shirt,” says owner Will Russell.

Saturday’s five-year anniversary party includes appearances by The Bearwolf, the friendly store mascot, as well as Abraham Lincoln and Col. Sanders impersonators. Why? Your guess is as good as mine. And while supplies last, you’ll get a free T-shirt with every purchase. —Sara Havens

•Kentuckiana Pride Festival

Saturday, June 19

Belvedere (5th & Main)

$5; noon-midnight

Features live music by Taylor Dayne, Crystal Waters, Jenn Stout, The Revenge of Ricky Williams, The Scarlet Veil, Most Wanted, The Galaxy Girls, Boyzz By Knight, The Amanda Lucas & Audrey Cecil Band, The Dollyrots and Sister Funk


Sunday, June 20

Clifton Center

2117 Payne St. • 896-8480

$35; 6 p.m.

Contrary to the Beyonce-isms of our time, jazz vocalist Janis Carter seeks to portray herself and her fellow female singers as “girlfriends” rather than divas. She first produced an all-female jazz show in Las Vegas in 1995 and has performed around the country, pulling from a pool of about 15 women since then. Louisville is the first stop of this year’s tour, where she’ll perform alongside Robin Shaw and Tanita Gaines for a Father’s Day special and fundraiser for the Ebonaise Social & Civic Club. “It’s not just for women,” Carter says, “but jazz lovers, blues lovers, fashionistas and theater goers.” Expect covers of legendary jazz and blues singers, with a special tribute to all the dads in the house. —Jane Mattingly

•Cabo Wabo Summer Fling

Saturday, June 19

Central American Airways Hangar

Bowman Field


$10; 8 p.m.-1 a.m.

Features drinks, music, food and more. Proceeds go to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Kentucky.

•Birth in the Bluegrass

Saturday, June 19

Founders Union Building

U of L Shelby Campus


Free; 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

This is Birth Care Network’s 8th annual childbirth conference and maternity expo – exhibits, vendors, speakers, refreshments, silent auction. Get one-on-one with the birth professionals in Kentuckiana as you plan your family.

•Wharf Fun Fest

Saturday, June 19

Waterfront Park Wharf/Belle of Louisville



Free ($20 for the Belle); 7 p.m.-midnight

The Third Annual Wharf Fun Fest is free to the public and scheduled from 7pm – 12am.  You can expect live entertainment featuring music by Edgewood, family fun activities, artist sketches and a photo booth. Beverages, food and souvenirs will be available for purchase.

Another choice for the evening will be to board the Belle of Louisville at 7:30 PM for a dance cruise from 8-11 PM, where J. D. Shelburne is the featured entertainment. Cruise tickets are available for purchase at  $20/person, please call 502-574-2992.

One Comment

  1. Joe
    Posted June 19, 2010 at 10:50 pm | Permalink

    Wharf Suck Fest.

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