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UniverSoul Circus @ Kentucky Fair and Expo Center

July 8-9 Kentucky Fair and Expo Center 937 Phillips Lane $16-$28; various times The big tent is getting a makeover. The UniverSoul Circus’ “Turn’t Up Tour” adds an international flair to its national circus tour with acts from all ends of the earth, including Magic Cat Illusions from South Africa, the Giang Bros. head-balancing […]

Kool & the Gang @ Waterfront Park

Thursday, July 4 Waterfront Park (Great Lawn) Free; 5 p.m. There’s a party going on right here, July 4, and it’s headed by Kool & the Gang at the Waterfront Independence Festival. Original members of the Gang include drummer George Brown, alto sax player Dennis Thomas and the Bell brothers: Robert “Kool” Bell on […]

Weekender: June 29-30

•Blue Moon Circus Saturday, June 29 Sky Bar at Saints 131 Breckenridge Lane $10; 7 p.m. The folks behind Blue Moon Circus are at it again — offering up all the jollies of a carnival with a little edge. This circus is for adults only, kids, and they recommend you bring both a barf bag […]

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 […]

Kentuckiana Pride Fest @ The Belvedere

June 14-15 The Belvedere Fri.: Free; 8 p.m. Sat: $5; noon There’s more talent at this year’s Pride Fest than you can shake a rainbow-colored stick at. The parade on Friday kicks things off as community organizations, businesses and people roll down Main Street in the name of pride, equality and acceptance. The route […]

Greek Fest @ The Belvedere

June 7-9 The Belvedere (Fifth & Main) $2 (under 9 free); 4-11 p.m. (Fri.), 11 a.m.-11 p.m. (Sat.), noon-6 p.m. (Sun.) Put down that tiny little cup of Chobani or Oikos yogurt. The time has come to stuff your face with some authentic eats. Greek Fest returns this weekend for a three-day celebration of […]

Germantown-Schnitzelburg Blues Festival

May 31-June 1 Check’s Café 1101 E. Burnett Ave. Free; 6 p.m.-midnight What Germantown lacks in physical beauty she makes up for with loads of personality, most notably a penchant for fun. In addition to an abundance of dive bars, the nabe throws some lively street parties, including this weekend’s Germantown-Schnitzelburg Blues Festival. Now in […]

Weekender: May 25-27

•Instant Installation Invitational Saturday, May 25 Swanson Contemporary 638 E. Market St. • 589-5466 Free; 7-9:30 p.m. This is the second “ready-set-create” Instant Installation Invitation organized by artist/curator Ezra Kellerman. Nicknamed the “iii Spring Meet,” the live art competition comes with hefty cash prizes totaling $1,000. So what do the artists have to do […]

Seeking photographs and stories of Louisvillians

Do you know of someone who has shaped the community of Louisville and should be recognized for it? Would you like to help preserve the stories of the people who have made your community great? Local resident Kris Applegate is currently compiling a book of legendary locals of Louisville and is looking for your help. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Weekender: April 27-28

•Cherokee Triangle Art Fair April 27-28 Cherokee Triangle Free; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Imagine a massive block party, crank it up a few notches, then throw in the joy of shopping for unique, creative wares. The result: Cherokee Triangle Art Fair, an annual spring tradition now in its 42nd year. More than 200 artists will […]

Chow Wagon time! @ Waterfront Park

Waterfront Park Free (w/ Pegasus Pin); various times On the count of three, everyone shout, “Chow Wagon!” Don’t deny your love for the Derby Festival event that serves up deep-fried corn dogs and buckets of draft beer and is set to tunes from bands both local and national. This year’s national highlights on the […]

“Fire & Art 7″ at Cressman

Reservations required. “Fire & Art 7″ is U of L’s Cressman Center for Visual Art’s annual Thunder party. Included are a downtown rooftop perch for Thunder Over Louisville, parking and  an art-oriented family party that includes watching glassblowing, family movies and light refreshments. 3 p.m.-12 a.m. on Saturday, April 20. 100 E. Main St. $30 adults, $10 […]

Weekender: April 13-14

•‘Federalism: National Power vs. State Power’ Saturday, April 13 Chao Auditorium, U of L’s Ekstrom Library 2301 S. Third St. Free; 10 a.m. “It’s not tyranny we desire; it’s a just, limited, federal government.” So said Founding Father Alexander Hamilton in 1787, the year our Constitution was adopted. The fight over federalism has been raging […]

Mayor Announces Spring Photo Contest

What makes you proud to be a Louisvillian? That’s the question Mayor Greg Fischer wants people to answer with images during the city’s first-ever photo contest, open to participants of all skill levels. Whether it’s on an iPhone or a Nikon, we want people scouring the city and taking cool and fun photos – show what’s […]

Weekender: March 9-10

•St. Patrick’s Parade Saturday, March 9 Baxter/Bardstown corridor Free; 3 p.m. One of the first signs that spring is near has nothing to do with our moody weather — it’s time for the 40th annual Ancient Order of Hibernian’s St. Patrick’s Parade to flash its green and stroll down Baxter Avenue and Bardstown Road. […]

Pretty Things Peepshow @ Alley Theater

March 8-9 Alley Theater 1210 Franklin St. $15; 10 p.m. Go-Go Amy’s Pretty Things Peepshow is home to all things strange and lovely: The show is run by burlesque dancers who breathe fire and swallow swords, throw knives, and otherwise risk their lives for their audience’s enjoyment. It is a masterpiece of vintage oddities, […]

Weekender: Feb. 23-24

•Russian National Orchestra Saturday, Feb. 23 Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center 501 W. Main St. • 584-7777 $25-$65; 7:30 p.m. The Russian National Orchestra began 2013 by playing hometown Moscow. But the ensemble soon escaped the Russian winter and, in February, performs in California, Kentucky and Florida. In May, it’s Italy and Spain. July finds […]