Category Archives: fun

‘MegaBite’ @ Kentucky Science Center

<FOOD> Thursday, May 15 ‘MegaBite’ Kentucky Science Center 727 W. Main St. $15-$20; 6 p.m. “We are everyone’s Science Center, and science is for everyone,” Kentucky Science Center executive director Joanna Haas says. But this foodie event is actually only for those 21 years old and older. The next chapter in a series of […]

Weekender | May 10-11

<LEARN> Saturday, May 10 How-To Festival Louisville Free Public Library 301 York St. • 574-1611 Free; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Let’s do all the things! Yodel! Belly dance! Barbeque! Magic! Juggle! Make rockets! Learn to fence! Use excessive amounts of exclamation points! OK, I made up that last activity, but all the rest are actual […]

Drunk Karaoke, Wing Ding, etc. @ The Bard’s Town

<HUH?> April 30-May 3 Drunk Karaoke, Wing Ding, etc. The Bard’s Town 1801 Bardstown Road Various times and prices Even if you don’t get anywhere near Churchill Downs or a red-carpeted celeb party, the folks at The Bard’s Town want you to enjoy Derby just like everyone else — but slightly different. Starting tonight, […]

Weekender: April 26-27

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

Louisville Comic Con @ Kentucky International Convention Center

<GEEKS> March 28-30 Louisville Comic Con Kentucky International Convention Center 221 S. Fourth St. $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 $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 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. $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. $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. $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.” $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. “” $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 $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. $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. $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 $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. 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 $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, […]