Category Archives: festival

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 […]

Cryptid Carnival @ Nancy’s Bagel Grounds

  <FEST> Friday, July 25 Cryptid Carnival Nancy’s Bagel Grounds 2101 Frankfort Ave. moviemeltdown.com Free; 6 p.m. Apologies if my next two sentences make you feel old. Do you remember “Tales from the Crypt,” the HBO television show with the creepy intro featuring a cackling skeleton? That program debuted 25 years ago last month. The […]

Blues, Brews & BBQ Fest @ Louisville Water Tower Park

<FEST> July 11-13 Blues, Brews & BBQ Fest Louisville Water Tower Park 3005 River Road louisvillebluesandbbqfestival.com $10-$14; various times If there are five things I love in life, they’re blues, brew, barbecue, bourbon and alliteration. The Four Roses-backed festival is now in its 17th year, bringing together beers and brisket from some of the city’s […]

Weekender – July 3 – 6

<FILM> Thursday, July 3 ‘Stripes’ Underneath the Second Street Bridge louisvillefilmsociety.org 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 28 & 29

<FILM> Saturday, June 28 ‘Butterflies Are Free’ American Printing House for the Blind 1839 Frankfort Ave. aph.org Free; 12:30 p.m. The American Printing House for the Blind, the world’s largest organization focused on creating and making products for those who are visually impaired, is using a slightly unusual method for raising awareness of blindness: a […]

Merengue on Mellwood @ Eyedia

<FEST> Friday, June 27 Merengue on Mellwood Eyedia 1631 Mellwood Ave. makechangetogether.com Free; 5-8 p.m. Every month, the FAT Friday Trolley Hop offers folks an eclectic mix of live music, sales and entertainment along Frankfort Avenue. This month includes an Irish music “seisuin” — we are told that’s a fancy word for a jam session […]

Weekender – June 14-15

<ART> Saturday, June 14 ‘Graphica’ by Sparrow The Vault 1031 1031 S. Sixth St. vault1031.com $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 lou-e.org 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 […]

Weekend visual art events

Wendi Smith is showing “Sacred Familiar” at the Jewish Community Center’s Patio Gallery, 3600 Dutchmans Lane, 459-0660, from June 8-July 15. The opening reception is Sunday, June 8 from 2-4 p.m. The 15th annual Arts of the Green, presented by the Arts Association of Oldham County, is on June 7-8 at the La Grange Courthouse […]

Midwest Music Festival @ KFC Yum! Center

<MUSIC> June 6-7 Midwest Music Festival KFC Yum! Center 1 Arena Plaza midwestmusicfestival.com $80-$102 daily; various times Most music festivals do their best to cater to everyone without making a commitment to one particular scene. This is not the case with one of the newest festivals to grace the River City. Some of the all-time […]

Weekender: June 7-8

<FEST> Saturday, June 7 Americana World Festival Iroquois Amphitheater 1080 Amphitheater Road iroquoisamphitheater.com 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 […]

Weekender | May 24

<FEST> Saturday, May 24 Starlight Strawberry Festival St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Activity Center 8310 St. John Road, Floyds Knobs starlightstrawberryfestival.com 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 […]

Abbey Road on the River @ Belvedere & Galt House

<FEST> May 22-26 Abbey Road on the River Belvedere & Galt House arotr.com $30; various times Once again, hordes of Paul, Ringo, John and George fans will descend on the Belvedere to hear tunes they’ve heard thousands of times — and love every minute of it. If you’re a true Beatles fanatic, there is no […]

Festival of Faiths @ Actors Theatre of Louisville

<FEST> May 14-18 Festival of Faiths Actors Theatre of Louisville 316 W. Main St. festivaloffaiths.org $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: April 26-27

Friday, April 25 ‘Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa’ Village 8 Theatres 4014 Dutchmans Lane village8.com 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 […]

Finnigan’s Fest of Funky Fresh Fun @ The Bard’s Town

<THEATER> April 3-5, 10-12 Finnigan’s Fest of Funky Fresh Fun The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road • 876-0532 finniganbeginagain.com $16; 7:30 p.m. Now that the Humana Festival is coming to an end, it’s time to showcase a more local crew of playwrights, directors and actors in the annual Finnigan’s Festival of Funky Fresh Fun. This […]

GonzoFest 2014

<MUSIC> April 3-5 GonzoFest 2014 Thursday: The Monkey Wrench, 7 p.m. Friday: Kentucky Science Center/Muhammad Ali Center, 5:30 p.m. Saturday: 418 E. Main St., 3 p.m. gonzofestlou.com The fifth incarnation of GonzoFest, Louisville’s annual celebration of all things Hunter S. Thompson, draws to a close this weekend. Both controversial and beloved, Thompson was a pioneering […]

Louisville Comic Con @ Kentucky International Convention Center

<GEEKS> March 28-30 Louisville Comic Con Kentucky International Convention Center 221 S. Fourth St. wizardworld.com/home-louisville.html $35+; various times It’s not even Derby yet and we’ve got some pretty big (but nerdy) names coming into town for Louisville’s annual Comic Con next weekend. Hosted by the folks at Wizard World, the three-day sci-fi and comic book […]

Weekender: March 15-16

<ART> Saturday, March 15 ‘Art [squared]’ PUBLIC Gallery 131 W. Main St. • 235-3088 louisvillevisualart.org Free: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Being anonymous can be fun, dangerous or dangerous fun. The Louisville Visual Art Association found out last year that we like the thrill of buying art without knowing the artist who created it. So it’s time […]

Creative Diversity Studio at Winter Fair

Creative Diversity Studio is participating in this year’s Winter Fair at the Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church, 4936 Brownsboro Rd. on Friday, Dec. 6 from 2-7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.