Category Archives: community

Historical Dainty Contest @ Hauck’s Handy Store

<GTOWN> Monday, July 28 Historical Dainty Contest Hauck’s Handy Store 1000 Goss Ave. Free; 5-10 p.m. Before you go any further into this staffpick: This contest has nothing to do with being dainty like a handkerchief. Instead, it is a physical competition, and the “dainty” is a noun, not an adjective. Here’s what happens: A […]

Weekender – July 3 – 6

<FILM> Thursday, July 3 ‘Stripes’ Underneath the Second Street Bridge Free; 7 p.m. In a fitting salute to our troops this Independence Day weekend, the Louisville Film Society will screen arguably one of the greatest Army movies of all time, “Stripes.” The late Harold Ramis and still-golfing Bill Murray-led classic will be available for […]

Weekender – June 14-15

<ART> Saturday, June 14 ‘Graphica’ by Sparrow The Vault 1031 1031 S. Sixth St. $5; 8-9:30 p.m. After spending a great deal of his childhood in hospitals and under the care of doctors and nurses, 20-year-old Louisville artist Sparrow (Jesse Lane) wants to honor and help out the people who helped him. His upcoming […]

Lyndon Summer Festival @ Robsion Park

<FEST> June 13-14 Lyndon Summer Festival Robsion Park Free; 4-10 p.m. (Fri.), noon-10 p.m. (Sat.) While it has felt like summer for a few weeks now, summer does not officially begin until June 21. This is not stopping those in Lyndon, who will be bringing the Lyndon Summer Festival to crowds in what is […]

The Barefoot Movement @ Bicentennial Park

<MUSIC> Friday, June 6 The Barefoot Movement Bicentennial Park, New Albany Free; 6 p.m. Folk music seems to divide people pretty quickly: You either love it or can’t stand it. However, The Barefoot Movement offer songs with a unique mix of bluegrass and Americana, with a little something for everyone, even those who typically […]

Weekender: June 7-8

<FEST> Saturday, June 7 Americana World Festival Iroquois Amphitheater 1080 Amphitheater Road Free; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. You know the old adage that says Louisville is a melting pot? Yeah, I know that’s supposed to be America. But the Americana Community Center is celebrating the vast cultural diversity of the people who have settled by […]

Pickin’ For The Paws @ Fourth Street Live

<BENEFIT> Thursday, June 5 Pickin’ For The Paws Fourth Street Live Free; 7 p.m. “Help control the animal population. Have your pets spayed or neutered.” These wise words of Bob Barker are easier for some of us to follow than others. Here in Jefferson County, most of us have access to the Kentucky Humane […]

The Disco Ball @ The Olmsted

<benefit> Wednesday, June 4 The Disco Ball The Olmsted 3701 Frankfort Ave. $50 ($100 VIP); 6-9 p.m. You can help people by dressing like you’re in “Saturday Night Fever,” drinking and dancing. No, sit back down, doing that in your living room won’t help anyone; you have to wait until Apron Inc.’s annual Disco […]

Louisville Youth Group @ Play Dance Bar

<BENEFIT> May 30-31 Louisville Youth Group Play Dance Bar 1101 E. Washington St. $10; 8 p.m. Be a drag, be a queen, be a sister, it’s free. But it’s not free to keep the Louisville Youth Group — which provides LGBTQ youth or the children of such parents with a safe space for activities […]

Vino, Bark & Brew @ Vines & Canines

<BENEFIT> Thursday, May 29 Vino, Bark & Brew Vines & Canines 1985 Douglass Blvd. Free; 6:30 p.m. Who doesn’t like an outdoor party that encourages you to bring your dogs? And you don’t even have to be a Highlands neighbor to attend — just a general love of dogs, food, music, wine and beer […]

Weekender | May 24

<FEST> Saturday, May 24 Starlight Strawberry Festival St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Activity Center 8310 St. John Road, Floyds Knobs Free; 8 a.m.-6 p.m. While I’m not sure if there are true, diehard strawberry fanatics in the area (or in the country, for that matter), if there are, the Starlight Strawberry Festival sounds […]

Weekender | May 17-18

<BENEFIT> Saturday, May 17 Pasta Bowl Fundraiser City Café 505 W. Broadway • 212-9474 $20; 4-8 p.m. Eating for a good cause is satisfying for your stomach as well as your heart. Creative Diversity Studio’s Pasta Bowl Fundraiser fits the bill on both levels. Creative Diversity has a roster of artists with disabilities who […]

Old Louisville SpringFest

<FEST> May 16-17 Old Louisville SpringFest First & Ormsby (between Oak & Magnolia) Free; 5-9 p.m. (Fri.), 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (Sat.) As an Old Louisville resident, let me be the first to say: Old Louisville deserves more love. Sure, we get a pat on the back every fall during the St. James Court Art […]

Festival of Faiths @ Actors Theatre of Louisville

<FEST> May 14-18 Festival of Faiths Actors Theatre of Louisville 316 W. Main St. $15-$20 ($150 week pass); various times Every year, the Center for Interfaith Relations brings together different faiths for a unified conversation about the role of faith in society through common action. For this 19th year, the weeklong festival includes daily […]

Weekender | May 10-11

<LEARN> Saturday, May 10 How-To Festival Louisville Free Public Library 301 York St. • 574-1611 Free; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Let’s do all the things! Yodel! Belly dance! Barbeque! Magic! Juggle! Make rockets! Learn to fence! Use excessive amounts of exclamation points! OK, I made up that last activity, but all the rest are actual […]

International Jazz Day @ Louisville Free Public Library

<MUSIC> Wednesday, April 30 International Jazz Day Louisville Free Public Library 301 W. York St. Free; noon Start your day off with the ultimate party, celebrating International Jazz Day at the downtown branch of the library. Party! From noon until 1 p.m., U of L Jazz Program director Michael Tracy will perform with students […]

Weekender: April 26-27

Friday, April 25 ‘Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa’ Village 8 Theatres 4014 Dutchmans Lane Various prices & times It’s way beyond fair if Steve Coogan, 48, feels he’s been underappreciated. Much modern comedy of the past two decades — everything from “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Eastbound & Down” to the two most famous versions of […]

‘Give Peace a Chance’ @ The Muhammad Ali Center

<ART> Through May 26 ‘Give Peace a Chance’ The Muhammad Ali Center 144 N. Sixth St. Everybody’s talking about bagism, shagism, dragism, madism, ragism, tagism, this-ism, that-ism. All we are saying is give peace a chance … It may be 45 years old, but the words and message behind John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s […]

Voices of Kentuckiana @ Clifton Center

<MUSIC> April 11 & 13 Voices of Kentuckiana Clifton Center 2117 Payne St. • $20 ($15 adv.); 7 p.m. Fri., 3 p.m. Sat. When Voices of Kentuckiana calls itself “all inclusive,” it isn’t joking around. This community choir doesn’t hold auditions. Instead, it welcomes everyone, regardless of the person’s sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or […]

LFS Oscar Party @ 15.6 Lytle St,

Sunday, March 2 1536 Lytle St.” $50; 7 p.m. For their first ever Oscar party, the Louisville Film Society promises to get excited about things other than annual winner Jennifer Lawrence. Like George Clooney — he’s also, technically, originally from (northern) Kentucky (Cincinnati, really. I mean, c’mon …). But let’s also turn the local […]