Weekender: Oct. 16-17

•Love Your Guts

Sunday, Oct. 17

Molly Malone’s St. Matthews

3900 Shelbyville Road


$5; 6-9 p.m.

For the 1.4 million Americans who suffer from the digestive disorder Crohn’s Disease, it feels a little like this, according to LEO freelancer Kevin Gibson, who wrote about his condition in June: “The pains that pierced my gut were like nothing I’d ever felt; each time it hit me, it was nearly enough to double me over. It literally felt like a stab wound, and it happened every hour some days.”

“Love Your Guts” is a family-friendly benefit for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Sunday at Molly Malone’s in St. Matthews. The inaugural event will feature music by King Jacob and The Uncommon Houseflies (featuring Gibson). The $5 cover will enter you in a grand-prize raffle, and a silent auction featuring CDs to liquor swag is also planned. —Sara Havens

•Kentucky Tree Climbing Competition

Saturday, Oct. 16

Central Park

1353 S. Fourth St.

www.kyisatree.org • 376-9637

Free; 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

When I was a kid, I thought I could earn a living doing lots of things — professional superhero, LEGO constructor, armpit fart-maker — but never did I once realize that my occasional hobby of climbing trees could actually take me somewhere. That said, the Kentucky Arborists Association will unleash professional arborists (a fancy moniker for tree-hugger) on the elms and oaks of Central Park for its annual tree-climbing competition. The winner of the day’s six challenges will go on to represent the commonwealth at the International Tree Climbing Championship, which I assume is kind of like “Mortal Kombat” but with, you know, trees and shit. Events are held throughout the day, including a kid’s climb at 10, so get there early. —Jonathan Meador

•Sarah Harmer

Saturday, Oct. 16


2100 S. Preston St.



$12 (adv.), $14 (door); 8 p.m.

Oh Little Fire is the first album in five years for the three-time Juno Award nominee and onetime singer of Kingston, Ontario, troupe Weeping Tile. Following that band’s break-up in 1998, Harmer recorded a set of standards for her father as a Christmas gift. Her family convinced her to release it as 1999’s Songs For Clem. What began with relative prodding has transformed into a pop career driven by Harmer’s wise observations. After years as background utilitarian on Neko Case’s Middle Cyclone, as well as for Great Lake Swimmers and The Weakerthans, and seeing Feist cover “Open Window,” Harmer’s presence on America’s broad stage seems to have arrived. —Mat Herron

•Stephanie’s Id

Saturday, Oct. 16

Vernon Club

1575 Story Ave. • 584-8460


$TBA; 8 p.m.

Named best rock band by Asheville Mountain Xpress readers three years in a row, the group, led by singer Stephanie Morgan and keyboardist Chuck Lichtenberger, forges a pop-rock patchwork on its third proper album, Warm People. Probably the first band to enlist a Whoa Team Choir (great name), Stephanie’s Id resembles The Sugarcubes but ups the playful quotient. Their musical vocabulary be gritty (see: “The Weakling”) or doused in helpings catchy, flashy onomatopoeia (“Big Grey Peepers”). Those who have lost their appetite for 21st century indie pop’s frequently stale and invariably phony conceit can take solace in the Id’s refreshing navigation. —Mat Herron

•’Cork & Bones’

Saturday, Oct. 16

E.P. Tom Sawyer Park


$60/person, $100/couple; 3-7 p.m.

Vines & Canines announces the launch of “Cork & Bones” – The Original Fine-Wine Tasting and Canine Celebration Event. Vines & Canines was developed through the founder’s personal love of his dog, and wine – as well as his desire to unite others who share these passions. This is the first of many events created to allow those with similar interests to meet and celebrate the affinity that is shared. The event will feature 15 Select Wines from Vanguard Wine, World-famous catering by Chef Jack Tapp, and Live Jazz by FattLabb.

•Park DuValle Yard Sale and Jazz Festival

Saturday, Oct. 16

The Village of Park DuValle

1800 Russell Lee Boulevard

Free; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (yard sale), 3-5 p.m. (jazz fest)

The organizers of this award-winning urban neighborhood have cleaned out their attics and are selling all the goodies in a neighborhood-wide event that drew hundreds of people last year. They’ve added free performances by the UofL Jazz Department under the huge tents across from the clubhouse on Russell Lee Drive.

•4th Annual Remembering Molly

Audubon Country Club

3265 Robin Road


$25; 5:30 p.m.

An event to support Friend for Life Cancer Support Network, which has provided cost-free, one-on-one peer support to persons recently diagnosed with any form of cancer since 1988.


Oct. 16-17

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

Bardstown, Ky.


Enjoy the fall beauty at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest on October 16 and 17 at the 15th Annual ColorFest, featuring great nature-related activities for kids, affordable refreshments, music and fun for all.

•Million Mutt March

Sunday, Oct. 17

Cherokee Park • 379-5339


$5; 9 a.m. (registration), 10 a.m. (rally)

No Kill Louisville is all about finding homes for adoptable pets — the organization believes every adoptable animal should have a right to finding its home rather than being subjected to euthanasia-by-numbers. In that spirit, NKL has organized the Million Mutt March, a full-fledged rally and march set for Sunday morning in Cherokee Park. Registration cost to participate is just $5, all animal lovers are invited, and dog owners are encouraged to bring their four-legged friend along as well (pretty important, considering it’s a mutt march). The Derby City Disc Dogs will give a free performance after the march, and there will be adoptable animals available from local animal welfare agencies as well as food, drinks and other pet-friendly vendors. Just be sure you wear comfortable shoes and watch where you step. —Kevin Gibson

•Ceruti Chamber Players

Central Presbyterian Church

318 W. Kentucky St.


Free; 3 p.m.

The Ceruti Chamber Players continue their 25th anniversary season on Sunday with a concert including works by Koetsier, Mozart, and Dussek. The program opens with Jan Koetsier’s Papillons-Variationen for Flute, Oboe, and Piano, Op. 108 (1987), performed by flutist Donald Gottlieb, oboist Trevor Johnson and pianist Grace Baugh-Bennett.   Based on the famous theme by Robert Schumann, this work was written for the “Papillon-Trio” in Munich.

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