Category Archives: community

Weekender: Jan. 3 – 5

Saturday, Jan. 4 Phoenix Hill Tavern 644 Baxter Ave. phoenixhill.com $20-$25; 8 p.m. It can be tough enough for the average person to follow in their father’s footsteps, so when Dad is famous and a hero to many, it gets that much tougher. You’ll never see Freddie Prinze Jr. in front of a brick wall […]

Donorama @ Crowne Plaza Hotel

Dec. 26-27 Crowne Plaza Hotel 830 Phillips Lane redcross.org Free; noon-7 p.m. While you’re enjoying the Christmas season, remember there’s more to it than just buying Mom a sweater. Instead, you can save lives in an hour by donating at the 36th annual American Red Cross “Donorama.” The need for blood is constant, and supply […]

Sweaty Sheep Ministries @ Headliners/Waterfront Park

Dec. 19 & 22 Headliners/Waterfront Park sweatysheep.com $10 (each); 8 p.m. (concert), 3:30 p.m. (race) There’re some strange events coming up in the name of feeding and clothing the homeless — and they fall under the leadership of Sweaty Sheep Ministries. First off is a Christmas concert at Headliners on Thursday, featuring Danny Flanigan and […]

Weekender: Nov. 22-24

Art Lite Louisville 2013 Friday, Nov. 22 FAF Gallery 602 S. Third St. • 212-5108 fineartfirm.com Free; 5-8 p.m. The Fine Art Firm Gallery and the Preston Arts Center are presenting an artistic event that will let viewers see how artists create as well as have a chance to get their hands dirty. Eight artists […]

Weekender: Nov. 8-10

Open Studio Weekend Nov. 8-10 Cressman Center for the Visual Arts 100 E. Main St. • 852-0288 louisville.edu/art $20 ($10 for students with ID) The Open Studio Weekend falls under the category of “Why hasn’t Louisville thought of this before?” This great idea lets visitors see the behind-the-scenes studios of 70 artists for the first […]

Weekender: Oct. 25-27

Monster Mash Costume Ball Saturday, Oct. 25 Peterson-Dumesnil House 301 S. Peterson Ave. • 426-8880 thearrowfund.org $25 adv., $30 door; 7-11 p.m. Animal welfare advocates know that sometimes humans can be monsters and do terrible things to innocent animals. Luckily, there are good people who provide medical treatment, rehabilitation and safe homes for these four-legged […]

Weekender: Oct. 4-6

Charles Eisenstein Friday, Oct. 4 First Unitarian Church 809 S. Fourth St. cultivatingconnections.org $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, […]

Weekender: Sept. 27-29

Louisville Irish Fest Bellarmine University 2001 Newburg Road louisvilleirishfest.com $5-$8; 7-10 p.m. (Fri.), 11 a.m.-10 p.m. (Sat.), 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sun.) Whether you already love the Louisville Irish Fest or haven’t yet been, get ready because it’s going down this weekend. You can dig into delicious Irish vittles from Molly Malone’s, O’Shea’s, Shenanigan’s and more, […]

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. kcaah.org 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 […]

Highlands Fest @ Baxter Avenue

Saturday, Sept. 14 Baxter Avenue (900 block) Free; 1-11 p.m. Did you know there are only a handful of spots in the country where you can walk with a drink in hand, strolling from bar to bar, enjoying the life on the street? New Orleans, Vegas, Key West and Memphis’ Beale Street are a few […]

Weekender: Aug. 31-Sept. 2

•KY Bluegrass & Bourbon Fest Aug. 31-Sept. 2 Louisville Water Tower kentuckybluegrassfestival.com $8, $11 (after 6 p.m.); 5-11 p.m. (Sat.-Sun), 1-7 p.m. (Mon.) Adding bourbon to something is never a bad idea — unless it’s breast milk or your gas tank, I suppose. Anyway, the annual Kentucky Bluegrass Festival is now adding bourbon to its […]

WorldFest @ The Belvedere

Aug. 30-Sept. 2 The Belvedere worldfestlouisville.com Free; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. (Fri.-Sun.), 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Mon.) For 12 months now, I have been trying to replicate the lunch I had at the decennial WorldFest last year. Best described as a plump wiener topped with pineapple, potato chips and a special sauce, a Colombian hot dog sounds […]

Zombie Attack @ Highlands

Thursday, Aug. 29 The Back Door & Monkey Wrench louisvilleisforlovers.com Free (donations accepted); 6 p.m. The living dead will once again rule the Highlands when the Zombie Attack returns for its ninth year. Things get started with a pre-attack party at The Back Door (1250 Bardstown Road) that will feature a showing of “Return of […]

Generations Picnic @ Shelby Park

Saturday, Aug. 24 Shelby Park 600 block of Oak Street Free; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Seems like most Louisville neighborhoods have an annual festival or fair that celebrates their history, culture and community. Smoketown and Shelby Park may soon have theirs. The Smoketown Community and Shelby Park Neighborhood Association are hosting what they hope will be […]

Weekender: Aug. 17-18

•Community Block Party Saturday, Aug. 17 Actors Theatre of Louisville 316 W. Main St. • actorstheatre.org Free; 1-10 p.m. Actors Theatre of Louisville is throwing a party and wants you to crash it. Celebrating 50 years as a theater company, Actors hosts the ultimate block party in front of its building at Main and Third […]

The Weekender: August 10-11

Saturday, Aug. 10 St. Joseph Orphans’ Picnic St. Joseph Children’s Home 2823 Frankfort Ave. sjkids.org/picnic_main.php Free; noon-midnight There are picnics, and then there is the St. Joseph’s Picnic. The Louisville institution is celebrating its 164th year of raising money for the children’s home, and this year’s funds go toward the Give Five campaign to build […]

Summer Music & Picnic @ Foxhollow Farm

Friday, July 26 Foxhollow Farm 8905 Highway 329, Crestwood, Ky. foxhollow.com $15 (adv.), $20; 6-9 p.m. Nothing says summer like a good old-fashion picnic, but this picnic has a bit of a twist. The biodynamically farmed property in Crestwood known as Foxhollow Farm is kicking off a series of summer events with this weekend’s festival, […]

UniverSoul Circus @ Kentucky Fair and Expo Center

July 8-9 Kentucky Fair and Expo Center 937 Phillips Lane universoulcircus.com $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) waterfrontindependencefestival.com 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 […]