Weekender: Oct. 29-30

Fairness Campaign Costume Party

Saturday, Oct. 29

21c Museum Hotel

700 W. Main St.


Free ($20 suggested donation); 7-11 p.m.

Darkness falls across the land, the midnight hour is close at hand. Creatures crawl in search of blood, to terrorize y’alls neighborhood … or so said master of macabre Vincent Price in Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” terrifying a generation of children. On Saturday, 21c will be crawling with creatures in search of a good time at the Fairness Campaign’s costume party, the last hurrah in a month of events celebrating the nonprofit’s 20th anniversary. Dubbed “It’s Thrilling How Far We’ve Come,” the soiree includes a DJ, free appetizers, cash bar, zombification station, and a worldwide “Thriller” flashdance on Main Street. —Sarah Kelley

•Mighty Kindness Harvest Hootenanny

Saturday, Oct. 29

Louisville Nature Center

3745 Illinois Ave.


Free; noon-6 p.m.

The Mighty Kindness Hootenanny nabbed second place for Best Annual Festival in LEO’s recent Readers’ Choice awards. Is this proof that kindness wins out in the end? Possibly. The Hootenanny brings together local earth, body, mind, spirit and heart-friendly services that make our state more connected, sustainable, healthier and happier. In addition to arts and crafts and live music, there will be informational booths from local farms, green businesses and social justice advocates. Local performers include Andrea Davidson, Tyrone Cotton, Keltricity, J.D. Green, Divinity Rose, The Berries, Huh roBots, Some Day Soon, and Serpent Wisdom. If you’ve been feeling down lately, it can’t hurt to head to the Hoot — I hear happiness and kindness are contagious. —Sara Havens

•Open Air Sculpture Studio

Saturday, Oct. 29

Tru Rock

3816 Bishop Lane • 727-6845

Free; 1-5 p.m.

Someone making art out of ice has my attention. Joe Autry says he works in materials like stone, wood and metal, forgetting to mention creating sculpture out of ice in places like Russia. He and his studiomates Troy Haggard, James Napier and Rex Owen want to show us exactly what they do, so they’re having a studio open house. “The vision for this space is to create a modern sculptural renaissance in Louisville,” Autry says. “To saturate the city in sculpture; a space for sculptors that are not competing in this arena for the one or two city-funded projects, but creating our own projects that will be wanted by the world to memorialize these times of rapid change. To grow appreciation for these trades of being an artisan sculptor.” —Jo Anne Triplett


Sunday, Oct. 30

BBC St. Matthews

3929 Shelbyville Road • 899-7070


Free; 2-7 p.m.

My dogs are lovable mutts, but they don’t like to have the will of humans imposed upon them. So when Halloween rolls around, I embrace the opportunity to assert my dominance by dressing them up for my own amusement. This weekend, Bluegrass Brewing Company in St. Matthews invites animal lovers and their decked-out dogs to enjoy an afternoon of music, brews, food and festivities, including a canine costume contest, the winner of which will have a beer named after him for a month. The event also celebrates the opening of BBC’s new dog-friendly patio. A portion of the day’s proceeds will benefit The Humane Society and Saving Sunny, a rescue group named after a pit bull that survived being thrown from the Clark Memorial Bridge. —Sarah Kelley

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