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Weekend visual art events

In conjunction with his exhibition “A Closer Look: Forms in Nature,” ceramicist John McCarthy is having a talk and demonstration on Saturday, July 27 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at PYRO Gallery, 909 E. Market St., 587-0106. It will have extended hours from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The Arts Association of Oldham County and Gallery 104, 104 […]

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 […]

Weekender: June 22-23

•March of the Colonels Saturday, June 22 WHY Louisville Two 806 E. Market St. facebook.com/whylouisville 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) poweredwithpride.com $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 […]

Greek Fest @ The Belvedere

June 7-9 The Belvedere (Fifth & Main) louisvillegreekfest.com $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 […]

Weekender: June 1-2

•Americana World Festival Saturday June 1 Iroquois Amphitheater 1080 Amphitheater Road Free; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. The 23rd annual Americana World Festival will be bigger and, as a result, even better than ever. After years at the Americana Community Center, the festival moves to Iroquois Amphitheater thanks to a new partnership between these two south Louisville […]

Weekender: May 25-27

•Instant Installation Invitational Saturday, May 25 Swanson Contemporary 638 E. Market St. • 589-5466 swansonreedgallery.com 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 […]

Weekender: May 18-19

•GARDENZART Saturday, May 18  Hidden Hill Nursery & Sculpture Garden 1011 Utica-Charlestown Road, Utica, Ind. 812-282-0524 • hiddenhillnursery.com 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 11-12

•Buy Local Fair Saturday, May 11 Louisville Water Tower 3005 River Road keeplouisvilleweird.com Free ($5 parking); 2-8 p.m. Louisville is lucky to have an impressive local arts scene and a thriving farm-fresh foods movement, two assets that will be celebrated Saturday at the fifth annual Buy Local Fair. Spearheaded by the Louisville Independent Business Association […]

Weekender: May 4-5

•Down & Derby Saturday, May 4 The Pointe 1205 E. Washington St. louisvilledownandderby.com $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 20-21

•Zombie Run Sunday, April 21 Iroquois Park 1080 Amphitheater Road thezombierun.com $30+; 12:30 p.m. Spring is finally in the air! Ready to spend an afternoon with the undead? On Sunday, Iroquois Park will be the site of a unique recreation mash-up: runners on a 5k race will be interrupted by zombies … and you have […]

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 […]

ConGlomeration @ Ramada Inn Plaza

April 5-7 Ramada Inn Plaza 9700 Bluegrass Pkwy. conglomeration.info $35-$45; various times ConGlomeration boasts itself as Louisville’s very own Sci-Fi and Fantasy Convention, and Wikipedia seems to agree. Established in 2001, the convention has become a local staple, much like RiverCon before it. It’s three days — 72 hours — of multimedia geeking, complete with […]

PINK @ U of L’s Student Activities Center

Friday, March 22 U of L’s Student Activities Center louisville.edu/lgbt $10 ($5 students); 8 p.m. No, Pink isn’t returning to town for an encore performance, but her infectious attitude and spirit surely inspired some of the performers in this event. Now in its 16th year, PINK is U of L’s student-produced amateur drag and variety […]

Weekender: March 9-10

•St. Patrick’s Parade Saturday, March 9 Baxter/Bardstown corridor louisvilleirish.com 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. thealleytheater.org $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, […]

Louisville Arcade Expo @ Ramada Plaza

March 8-10 The Ramada Plaza 9700 Bluegrass Pkwy. louisvillearcade.com $15/day, $35/pass; various times It seems like it’s been decades since the angsty pleas of adolescent boys filled the mall with the age-old, voice-cracking debate: Which is better — “Space Invaders” or “Galaga”? But in truth, it’s only been a year, and this weekend it’s time […]

Weekender: Feb. 23-24

•Russian National Orchestra Saturday, Feb. 23 Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center 501 W. Main St. • 584-7777 kentuckycenter.org $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 […]

Alaska Thunderfuck @ Prime Lounge

Thursday, Feb. 21 Prime Lounge 106 W. Main St. facebook.com/HardCandyKY $6-$15; 10:30 p.m. If you’re not already a fan of the best show on TV, “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” then you owe it to yourself to sample this live performance (and meet-and-greet) with one of the current stars of the competition showcase, Alaska Thunderfuck (known on […]