Weekender: Oct. 2-3

•NuLu Festival

Saturday, Oct. 2

700 block of East Market Street


Free; 2-11 p.m.

Just like clockwork, autumn temperatures have finally arrived now that the festival season is here. The second annual street fair that is the NuLu Festival will go on. The East Market arts district, known as NuLu, will “keep Louisville weird” with plenty of food, drink and music. The Proof Gelato Cart will be there alongside goodies from The Bodega at Felice and Cake Flour. Two places foodies love, Toast on Market and 732 Social, are offering special events. The Louisville Beer Store will be getting its “oom-pah” on with Oktoberfest. Local bands playing include Love Jones, Lucky Pineapple and The Fervor.

Don’t forget to bring your offspring. There will be a free Kids Corner featuring The Bubble Truck, face painting and water activities. —Jo Anne Triplett

•Light The Night

Saturday, Oct. 2

Waterfront Park


Free; 5:30 p.m.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)’s 12th Annual Light The Night Walk presented by Markey Cancer Institute. Members of the community are invited to share in food and beverages, music, children’s entertainment and activities for cancer survivors. The walk itself will take place at 7:30 p.m. following a brief opening ceremony.

•’A Murder is Announced’

Oct. 2-3, 7-10

Providence High School

7 p.m. (2 p.m. on Sundays)

By Leslie Darbon, adapted from Agatha Christie’s novel.

•Squallis Puppeteers ‘Meet the Brers’

Saturday, Oct. 2

School of Sharks Theater

770 Eastern Parkway


$5; 1 p.m.

A collection of Traditional Brer Rabbit stories told with hand-made puppets.  Families will be entertained by the antics of Brer Rabbit, Brer Bear and Sister Turtle as they show three chapters from the American South’s rich culture of story telling.

•Concours d’Elegance

Sunday, Oct. 3

Churchill Downs


$20; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Churchill Downs will turn over its reigns from horses to horsepower, to host the 2010 Louisville Concours d’Elegance, the most exciting display of rare cars in town.  The presenting sponsor is Rolls-Royce.

•Gay Reunion

Sunday, Oct. 3

Starbase Q

921 W. Main St.

Free; 4 p.m.

At last check, there were 136 people who marked “attending” on this event’s Facebook page, a testament to the somewhat underground scene in and around gay bars in Louisville in the ’70s and ’80s. Tony Allison planned this reunion to reconnect with his friends and acquaintances from back in the day. He says people are coming from nine states so far, and that the owner of Badlands & Discovery (the premier gay bar at the time), Morris McCrocklin, will be in attendance, as will the doorman from the Mint Julep and several performers from the Old Downtowner, all now-defunct bars. There will be a Tea Dance at 4 o’clock, followed by The Legend’s Review featuring top drag performers from the past. “I am most looking forward to seeing friends of mine I had lost contact with and haven’t seen in over 25-30 years,” Allison says. “Some of them I thought were among the casualties of the AIDS epidemic that devastated our community in the ’80s.” —Sara Havens

•Blessing of the Animals

Sunday, Oct. 3

St. Francis of Assisi • 456-6394

1960 Bardstown Road

Free; 7 p.m.

Featuring music by Steve Crews Trio. Animals welcome.

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