Category Archives: fun

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 […]

‘PINK’ @ U of L’s Student Activities Center

<BENEFIT> Friday, March 21 ‘PINK’ U of L’s Student Activities Center louisville.edu/lgbt $10 ($5 students); 8 p.m. Life doesn’t have to be a drag, especially on Friday night at U of L when the students present the annual “PINK” benefit, an amateur drag and variety show that raises money for U of L’s LGBT Center. […]

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 […]

Wes Fest @ The New Vintage

Saturday, March 8 Wes Fest The New Vintage 2126 S. Preston St. facebook.com/wesfest $10-$12; 8 p.m. It seems our dear frenemy the polar vortex, has decided to pay us one last (fingers crossed) visit. And what better way to distract yourself from the fact that we’re all freezing our balls off, yet again, than with […]

Sip & Sing @ Highlands Tap Room Grill

Friday, March 7 Sip & Sing Highlands Tap Room Grill 1058 Bardstown Road • 584-5222 Free; 7:30 p.m. Karaoke, to me, is a lot like Irish Car Bombs — sometimes you’re in the mood to throw one back, but most of the time, the thought doesn’t even cross your mind to indulge. I’ve got nothing […]

Louisville Arcade Expo @ Ramada Plaza Convention Center

March 7-9 Louisville Arcade Expo Ramada Plaza Convention Center 9700 Bluegrass Pkwy. louisvillearcade.com $20/day ($45 pass); various times It’s literally on like Donkey Kong. The fourth annual Louisville Arcade Expo is this weekend, with over 30,000 square feet of retro video games to play at your heart’s content, and no heavy pockets full of quarters […]

Pretty Things Peepshow @ Alley Theater

Tuesday, March 4 Alley Theater 633 W. Main St. thealleytheater.org $15; 8 p.m. The curtain at the new Alley Theater will be lifted Tuesday for something equally as strange and compelling as the quirky local theater company — the Pretty Things Peepshow. The touring burlesque/sideshow act features sword swallowers, famous pin-up models, belly dancers, magic, […]

LFS Oscar Party @ 15.6 Lytle St,

Sunday, March 2 1536 Lytle St. http://louisvillefilmsociety.org/”louisvillefilmsociety.org $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 […]

Hard Candy @ Play

Wednesday, Feb. 26 Play 1101 E. Washington St. “http://playdancebar.com/”playdancebar.com $10-$15; 9:30 p.m. Hard Candy is Louisville’s longest-running monthly LGBT party, but this month they’re spicing it up with a move to an appropriate new location. Play Dance Bar is now hosting “RuPaul’s Drag Race” viewing parties on Monday nights, and this month’s relocated Hard Candy […]

‘Green Day’s American Idiot’ @ Kentucky Center, Whitney Hall

Jan. 29-30 Kentucky Center, Whitney Hall 501 W. Main St. • 584-7777 kentuckycenter.org $25+; 7:30 p.m. In 1994, Green Day brought its snotty pop-punk to the mainstream with “Longview,” an anthem of boredom-fueled masturbation. And now Green Day has inspired a Broadway musical, which is to say that something doesn’t add up. Ah well, the […]

CANCELLED: Bloody Mary Battle @ Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center

Saturday, Jan. 25 Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center 1860 Mellwood Ave. leoweekly.com $20 adv. ($25 door); 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Unfortunately the Bloody Mary Battle has been cancelled due to weather concerns. Stay tuned for rescheduling details.  

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 […]

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. 1-3

Patrick Jilbert Friday, Nov. 1 WHY Louisville 806 E. Market St. whylouisville.com Free; 5 p.m. Patrick Jilbert is a visual artist, but he’s also a street rat prankster visionary who knows a lot more about some different stuff than you do. The self-taught painter and illustrator is influenced by a chain of up-to-the-minute influences found […]

Drag Queen Bingo @ The Connection

Thursday, Oct. 24 The Connection 120 S. Floyd St. $15; 7 p.m. Once again, Louisville’s favorite drag queens and kings will be pulling balls for a good cause — all proceeds from Drag Queen Bingo go to the Louisville Youth Group, which provides a safe space for LGBTQ youth and encourages positive life choices. Thursday’s […]

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, […]

Vintage Motorcycle Weekend

Sept. 13-15 kentuckykickdown.com $5; various times and locations If you have any interest in bikes, bands, beer or beautiful women, then the Kentucky Kick Down has your weekend covered. Get yourself out there and sign up for the pool tournament or the Miss Kentucky Kick Down Contest. Walk around with that PBR in hand. Score […]

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 […]

Kentucky State Fair

Aug. 16-25 Kentucky Fair & Expo Center kystatefair.org $8 ($8 for parking); various times Hellfire! It’s time for the state fair! Where else can you see gluttony in all its glory — whether it’s served like a hunk of beef between Krispy Kreme donuts or deep-fried like a Twinkie? But before you eat, stop by […]