Category Archives: sports

Weekender – July 26 & 27

<SPORTS> Saturday, July 26 Derby City Roller Girls Kentucky Fair & Expo Center $12 adv., $15 door; 4 p.m. The only thing better than one rowdy roller derby match? Three rowdy roller derby matches. To mark the end of their 2014 season, the Derby City Roller Girls are presenting their first-ever tripleheader this weekend. […]

‘Gridiron Glory: Pro Football Hall of Fame’ @ Frazier History Museum

<SPORTS> Through Aug. 1 ‘Gridiron Glory: Pro Football Hall of Fame’ Frazier History Museum 829 W. Main St. Forget the low scoring and constant back-and-forth running in the World Cup games; we have better things to do. For example, celebrating America’s most popular sport played predominantly with your hands. “Gridiron Glory” is the largest […]

Derby City Alternative League @ American Turners

<SPORTS> Thursday, June 26 Derby City Alternative League American Turners 3125 River Road Free; 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sometimes I get bored in the summer sitting in bars. After the winter we had, there’s really no reason not to bask in the sun every chance we can get. We complained for so long, and now the hot, […]

Weekender: 27 – 29

Russell Athletic Bowl Saturday, Dec. 28 Orlando, Fla. ESPN TV; WKRD-790 radio 6:45 p.m. Louisville is 8-8-1 all time in bowl games, including two rockin’ upset victories in the Fiesta Bowl and Sugar Bowl. But the Cardinals (10-1) will come in slightly favored over the Miami Hurricanes (9-3, 19-17 in bowls) in the Russell Athletic […]

Weekender: Sept. 7-8

•Downs After Dark: College Rivalry Night Saturday, Sept. 7 Churchill Downs • 636-4400 $10; 6 p.m. Saturday’s Downs After Dark: College Rivalry Night highlights opening weekend of the first-ever September race meeting (Sept. 6-29) at Churchill Downs. Fans are encouraged to don the colors of their favorite college team, and a total of $10,000 […]

Fleur de Lis Regatta @ Waterfront Park

Sept. 6-8 Great Lawn, Waterfront Park • Free; various times As summer winds down, it’s important to enjoy sunshine and breezes while you can. Sailing for a Cure Foundation and Gilda’s Club, which supports children and adults with cancer, makes that easy this weekend with three days of sailboat races and outdoor entertainment. […]

Derby City Roller Girls @ Champs Rollerdome

Saturday, July 13 Champs Rollerdome 9851 Lagrange Road $5-$9; 7 p.m. Now that hockey is over for another year, the Derby City Roller Girls are bringing the hard hits to the rink … well, the roller rink, that is. The DCRG All-Stars face off against the Circle City Derby Girls from Indianapolis in their […]

Weekender: June 15-16

•Powered With Pride 5K Saturday, June 15 Cherokee Park (Rugby Field) $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 […]

‘Secretariat’s Jockey, Ron Turcotte’ @ Baxter Avenue Theatres

Thursday, May 2 Baxter Avenue Theatres 1250 Bardstown Road $50-$100; 6:30 p.m. Secretariat is arguably the best racehorse of the 20th century and by far the most popular. Now, on the 40th anniversary of his Triple Crown win, the Kentucky Derby Museum and present a documentary about the other half of Secretariat’s team: […]

Weekender: April 20-21

•Zombie Run Sunday, April 21 Iroquois Park 1080 Amphitheater Road $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 […]

Derby City Rollergirls @ Champs Rollerdrome

Saturday, Feb. 9 Champs Rollerdrome 9851 Lagrange Road $11; 8 p.m. I once thought about trying out to be a roller girl. I had fond memories of Skateworld as a child, and I’ve always wanted to trip people and knock them against walls. And then someone said of the sport: “It’s not if you […]

Weekender: Oct. 27-28

•Harvest Hootenanny Saturday, Oct. 27 Brown-Forman Amphitheater, Waterfront Park Free; noon-6 p.m. What happens when the local farmer meets up with the social justice advocate who was hanging with the eco steward and the minister, who had a lunch date with the peace activist and the artist? It’s the ultimate vision of the Mighty […]

Weekender: Sept. 1-3

•The Fervor Saturday, Sept. 1 Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. $7; 9 p.m. Being in a band is hard work, especially as a labor of love, so it’s almost poetic that The Fervor are sending off one of their own on Labor Day weekend. Bassist Michael Campbell bids farewell to the group, marking yet […]

‘Bluegrass Baseball’ @ various locations

Aug. 29-Sept. 2 Carmichael’s Bookstore (Aug. 29, 7 p.m.) Slugger Museum (Sept. 1, 10 a.m.) Slugger Field (Sept. 2, 6 p.m.) In her first book, former C-J reporter Katya Cengel expands on a series of 2009 articles on minor league baseball in Kentucky, following the Lexington Legends, the Bowling Green Hot Rods, the Florence […]

‘Going for the Gold’ @ Speed Art Museum

Through Aug. 26 Speed Art Museum 2035 S. Third St. $10 (free for members) There’s nothing like the Olympic Games to fire up levels of patriotic enthusiasm among devotees and non-sports fans alike. If a ticket to London isn’t in your budget, you can still get a taste of Olympic fever at the Speed […]

‘Classic Cathedrals to Concrete Donuts’ @ Louisville Slugger Museum

Through Aug. 12 Louisville Slugger Museum 800 W. Main St. • 588-7228 Some of the most magical things about baseball are the stadiums in which the game is played; history is made at these places, as generations of fans move through the gates each summer, sharing experiences, making memories and enjoying the storied game. […]

Oaks & Derby Poster Signing @ Churchill Downs

May 4-5 Churchill Downs 700 Central Ave. · 636-4400 Virginia-based artist Robert Joyner created the expressive new watercolor-and-charcoal logo for the 2012 Kentucky Derby and Oaks, and he will be signing the official prints of his work at the races. You’ll have to stick to a very specific schedule if you want to catch […]

Derby Wings Charity Bash @ BW3′s

Wednesday, May 2 Buffalo Wild Wings 1055 Bardstown Road • 454-3635 Free; 7 p.m. As if fried chicken wings and cold beer aren’t enough of a reason to go to a charity function at Buffalo Wild Wings in the Highlands, they’ve decided to go one better — you can meet Jean Cruguet, the now-retired jockey […]

‘Bicycle Dreams’ @ Village 8 Theaters

Monday, March 12 Village 8 Theaters 4014 Dutchmans Lane $11 adv., $15 door; 7 p.m. A documentary that’s been winning prizes around the world will soon roll into town for its local premiere. “Bicycle Dreams” covers what is said to be the toughest sporting event on the planet: The Race Across America (RAAM.) In […]

Weekender: Jan. 28-29

•‘Blood, Bones & Butter’ Saturday, Jan. 28 Louisville Free Public Library 301 York St. • 574-1611 Sold Out These days, can you turn around without bumping into a celebrity chef? How about a celebrity memoirist? Gabrielle Hamilton is both: winner of the James Beard Award and of one of the most memorable “Iron Chef” contests, […]