Category Archives: benefit

Weekender: Oct. 11-13

Butchertown Porktoberfest Friday, Oct. 11 The Pointe 1205 E. Washington St. • 262-8580 Free; 5-10 p.m. You have to love living in a town that has events with names like Porktoberfest. Sure, it may be a while before it catches up with England’s Cheese Rolling Festival or even Florida’s Felssmore Frogleg Festival, but this […]

Weekender: Oct. 4-6

Charles Eisenstein Friday, Oct. 4 First Unitarian Church 809 S. Fourth St. $10-$50; 7 p.m. In the face of macro issues like global warming or economic collapse, do the everyday acts of kindness and care have any significant impact on the world at large? Charles Eisenstein, TED speaker and author of “Sacred Economics: Money, […]

Weekend visual art events

The American Institute of Architects Central Kentucky Chapter is having a house tour on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 1-6 p.m. Tickets are $15 and all proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity of Louisville Metro. This year the organization is sponsoring their LEED Habitat home. For more information, go to  

Weekender: Sept. 21-22

•African Heritage Festival @ KY Center for African American Heritage Saturday, Sept. 21 Kentucky Center for African American Heritage 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd. Free; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. African-Americans in Louisville and Jefferson County have a long and rich history, one deserving of recognition and celebration throughout the year, not just during a predetermined “history […]

“Time is On Our Side” exhibition and benefit

Local Art in the Highlands is sponsoring the group exhibition “Time is On Our Side.” The show will benefit The Louisville TimeBank. The reception is Friday, Sept. 20 from 6-10 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 2233 Woodbourne Ave. The show will be up through November. $5 suggested donation.

AIA Central Kentucky Chapter House Tour

Tickets are on sale now. The American Institute of Architects Central Kentucky Chapter is having a house tour on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 1-6 p.m. Tickets are $15 and all proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity of Louisville Metro. This year the organization is sponsoring their LEED Habitat home. For more information, go to For tickets, […]

‘Rabbit Hole’ @ Kentucky Center

Sept. 13-14 MeX Theater, Kentucky Center 584-7777 • $16; 8 p.m. Becca and Howie Corbett are living the quintessential American Dream — beautiful house, adorable dog, precocious son — until a tragic accident shatters their world, a toddler-shaped hole punched through their picture-perfect existence. Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the […]

Seed to Stove Dinner @ Harvest Restaurant

Thursday, Sept. 12 Harvest Restaurant 624 E. Market St. $85; 6:30 p.m. “It started with a carrot.” From rabbit food to rhubarb pandowdy, Deborah Madison’s latest cookbook, “Vegetable Literacy,” delves deep into the greenest of food groups, exploring the families that make up the vegetable spectrum and proposing new ways to turn your radishes […]

Fleur de Lis Regatta @ Waterfront Park

Sept. 6-8 Great Lawn, Waterfront Park • Free; various times As summer winds down, it’s important to enjoy sunshine and breezes while you can. Sailing for a Cure Foundation and Gilda’s Club, which supports children and adults with cancer, makes that easy this weekend with three days of sailboat races and outdoor entertainment. […]

Weekender: August 3-4

Saturday, Aug. 3 Beer, Bones & Catnip Apocalypse Brew Works 1612 Mellwood Ave. Free; 4 p.m. I’d like Louisville to become a more dog-friendly city — we should be able to bring our furry friends to bar and restaurant patios throughout the Metro, but sadly, many are banned due to strict health-code laws. Still, there […]

Art for the Animals @ Mellwood Arts Center

Thursday, Aug. 1 Mellwood Arts Center 1860 Mellwood Ave. $75; 6-9 p.m. Combining artwork and animals usually ends poorly. As wonderful as those forever companions are, pets usually don’t understand the difference between a creative masterpiece and a scratching post meant to be ripped up. Luckily, the Shamrock Pet Foundation knows how to combine […]

Weekender: July 20-21

•Mag Bar Benefit Saturday, July 20 Magnolia Bar 1398 S. Second St. $10; 8 p.m. Any Kentuckianan who reads LEO surely heard about the terrible incident last month at Old Louisville’s venerable Mag Bar, when a car drove into the front door, hurting some and requiring electricians, plumbers and the like by the dozens. […]

Weekender: June 22-23

•March of the Colonels Saturday, June 22 WHY Louisville Two 806 E. Market St. Free; 2 p.m. Louisville will keep it truly weird this weekend as a life-size wax Harlan Sanders leads droves of fellow Kentucky colonels and wannabe colonels down East Market Street … just for the hell of it. The grand marshal […]

Weekender: June 15-16

•Powered With Pride 5K Saturday, June 15 Cherokee Park (Rugby Field) $30 ($25 adv.); 8 a.m. Sometimes those of us with pride just can’t sit still. As if marching in a parade wasn’t enough, now there’s a 5K run/walk titled Powered With Pride that takes place Saturday morning before the Kentuckiana Pride Fest starts […]

Weekender: May 18-19

•GARDENZART Saturday, May 18  Hidden Hill Nursery & Sculpture Garden 1011 Utica-Charlestown Road, Utica, Ind. 812-282-0524 • Free; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. I’m stating the obvious when I say gardens consist of plants, flowers and shrubs. But any respectable garden should have a bit of stone, metal or glass for decoration … in addition to […]

Louisville Loves Mountains @ Green Building

Friday, May 17 Green Building  732 E. Market St. Free; 4 p.m. The fifth annual Louisville Loves Mountains Festival, hosted by the now 30-year-old Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, takes place at the Green Building this year (due to rain). It provides Louisvillians with many of their favorite things all in one place: beer, food, […]

Weekender: May 4-5

•Down & Derby Saturday, May 4 The Pointe 1205 E. Washington St. $40; 8 p.m. Once again, the folks at Down & Derby want to you dance away your horseracing blues or celebrate your winnings after the big race. A fundraiser for Louisville Youth Group, this annual party features music by L.A. DJ Brynn […]

‘KMAC Couture: Art Walks the Runway’ @ KMAC

Friday, April 12 Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft 715 W. Main St. • 589-0102 $100; 7 p.m. The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft is changing its Derby tradition. They used to host an Oaks Brunch as a fundraiser but this year have decided to start anew with “KMAC Couture: Art Walks the […]

‘God of Carnage’ @ Kentucky Center

April 12-14 Kentucky Center 501 W. Main St. • 584-7777 $16; 8 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.) Kids Acting Against Cancer is a homegrown nonprofit group dedicated to funding pediatric cancer research through performing arts. They’ve chosen “God of Carnage” for their spring production, and it’s tough to think of a better way to […]

Weekender: March 23-24

•Paws for the Planet March 23-24 Whole Foods Market 4944 Shelbyville Road $10 (photo contest); 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Whole Foods Market is more than just a fancy grocery specializing in natural and organic fare — they care about dogs, too! This weekend, the store will hold a pet adoption fair and family-friendly festival that includes […]