Category Archives: sports

Celebrity Derby Poker Party @ Louisville Palace

Thursday, May 5 Louisville Palace 625 S. Fourth St. • 583-4555 $75-$225; 7 p.m. Have you ever seen a full boat get sucked out? Or would you like to see a top pair come through the back door? Well, you can see that and more from your favorite celebrities … and no, it’s not one […]

‘Shoemaker: Start to Finish’ @ Kentucky Derby Museum

April 27-Dec. 31 Kentucky Derby Museum Churchill Downs • 637-1111 www.derbymuseum.org The Kentucky Derby Museum this week opens a major new exhibition honoring jockey Bill Shoemaker. “The Shoe” retired in 1992 as the leading race winner of all time, with 8,833 victories. Over four decades on the turf, Shoemaker helped define the “Run for the […]

Weekender: April 23-24

•Mighty Kindness Hootenanny Saturday, April 23 Louisville Nature Center 3745 Illinois Ave. www.mightykindness.org Free; noon-5 p.m. “The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life,” wrote noted astronomer, writer and cannabis advocate Carl Sagan. “There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. […]

Running of the Rodents @ Spalding University

Thursday, April 14 Spalding University 824 S. Fourth St. • 585-9911 www.spalding.edu Free; 11:30 a.m. “Peace, Love & Rats.” That’s the theme for Spalding University’s 39th Annual Running of the Rodents, the Derby lead-in tradition that, yes, pits rat against rat in a thrilling race for the big cheese. One might call it the most […]

Louisville Bats @ Louisville Slugger Field

April 7-Sept. 5 Louisville Slugger Field • 212-2287 www.batsbaseball.com $7-$11; 6:35 p.m. (opening night) The Louisville Bats don’t just dust off home plate for the start of another season. Every wall is painted, all the seats and fixtures are spic and span, and even the concrete floor at Louisville Slugger Field — now 11 years […]

Weekender: March 26-27

•Roommate Saturday, March 26 Zanzabar 2100 S. Preston St. • 635-9227 $8; 9 p.m. Roommate’s keyboard-and-drum-based tracks often seem cautiously bemused. It’s not just the floating-but-not-spacey sonic décor of nearly funky shuffling folk-pop, heavy-weighted quasi-rhythms or effects that are lightly industrial (i.e., tape-machine abuse and studio squonks). Kent Lambert sings as if he just discovered […]

U of L Baseball @ Jim Patterson Stadium

March 4-8 Jim Patterson Stadium Third Street & Central Avenue www.uoflsports.com Free; 3 p.m. (Fri. & Tue.), 1 p.m. (Sat.-Sun.) Yes, Birdie, baseball is back. While the pro teams have reported for spring training in Florida and Arizona, the college nines are already in regular season action — including the high-flying University of Louisville Cardinals, […]

Dance Blue Fundraiser @ Big Blue Country

Thursday, Feb. 17 Big Blue Country 426 Baxter Ave. • 241-8888 www.bigbluecountry.com $5; 7 p.m. Get ready, Kentucky fans: The UK Alumni Association is about to make your dreams come true. The goal for Dance Blue is to raise funds to support cancer research in an effort to find the cure. The means? An event […]

Weekender: Feb. 5-6

•‘Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo’ Saturday, Feb. 5 Brown Theatre 501 W. Main St. • 584-7777 www.kentuckycenter.org $20-$45; 8 p.m. Let’s go ahead and clear up a few common misconceptions about ballet. It is not boring, and even though professional dancers often find themselves under a lot of pressure, they’re not likely to go […]

‘Ride The Divide’ @ Baxter Avenue Theatres

Tuesday, Feb. 1 Baxter Avenue Theatres 1250 Bardstown Road • 459-2288 www.ridethedividemovie.com $15; 7 p.m. The Tour Divide is a 2,700-mile contest that begins in snowy Banff, Canada, traverses the Rockies, and cuts south through Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico. The race concludes at the U.S.-Mexico border and, we should add, is performed […]

Cincinnati Reds Caravan @ Louisville Slugger Field

Thursday, Jan. 27 Louisville Slugger Field www.batsbaseball.com Free; 6-8:30 p.m. The Cincinnati Reds Winter Caravan is a baseball tradition almost as old as Old Man Winter. Every January, the Reds load up a couple vanfulls of players and front-office bigwigs to barnstorm the cities near Cincinnati for a little Hot Stove League baseball talk. And […]

‘Meaning of Sport in Community’ @ Portland

Jan. 21-22 Various locations www.goportland.org Free; 7 p.m. (Fri.), 11 a.m. (Sat.) As a city blessed with the highest per capita parks-to-people ratio in the nation, Louisville has a storied tradition of neighborhood pastimes. Now, the increasing corporatization of sports as spectacle, coupled with systematic dismantling of urban neighborhoods, has changed the way people live […]

Denny Crum Scholarship Foundation @ Patrick O’Shea’s

Monday, Nov. 15 Patrick O’Shea’s 123 Main St. 1 p.m.-midnight The night before Denny Crum takes his seat in the new KFC Yum! Center for the first official University of Louisville men’s basketball game against Butler, the Hall of Fame Coach will be next door raising money for his scholarship foundation at Patrick O’Shea’s. The Denny […]

Gallery Talk by Lisa Borel @ KMAC

Thursday, Sept. 23 Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft 715 W. Main St. • 589-0102 www.kentuckyarts.org $10 non-members; 6 p.m. Kentucky’s horse fever is higher than usual due to the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games that will be in Lexington Sept. 25-Oct. 10. The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft is no exception, presenting […]

Bats in the Playoffs @ Slugger Field

Sept. 8-9 Slugger Field 401 E. Main St. • 361-3100 www.batsbaseball.com $7; 6:05 p.m. This is it, baseball fans — summer is winding down, the International League regular season schedule has been played out, and now it all boils down to the playoffs. The good news is that the Louisville Bats are in. The bad […]

Weekender: July 31-Aug. 1

•Louisville Cornhole Cup Saturday, July 31 Waterfront Park www.cornholecup.com $40-$60 per team; 10 a.m. I’m new to Kentucky, and while I love it here, sometimes I miss my native Ohio, which is why I was totally stoked when I heard there was a cornhole tournament in River City. It seems the splendor of the world’s […]

Greg Laswell, Cary Brothers, Harper Blynn @ Zanzabar

Tuesday, July 20 2100 S. Preston St. •635-9227 Singer Greg Laswell will headline this show with the sounds that have landed his music in countless television shows and films during his career. With the release of his fourth studio album “Take A Bow,” Zanzabar will be  filled with the cool, laidback California rocker.

Weekender: July 10-11

•Jane Austen Festival July 10-11 Historic Locust Grove 561 Blankenbaker Lane • 897-9845 www.jasnalouisville.com $10; 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. When reading classics like “Pride and Prejudice” or “Mansfield Park,” do you ever feel the sudden urge to celebrate their literary impact on society? Austen was basically the 17th century’s version of a Spice Girl: She was […]

‘Roller Derby’ @ Eternal Health Studio

July 9-Sept. 10 Eternal Health Studio 3410 Frankfort Ave. www.jgrshoots.com Opening Reception: Free; 7:30-9 p.m. With the season winding down, withdrawal sufferers might consider “Roller Derby,” a photo show going up Friday. Journeyman photographer Jeff Randall rode along with the Ohio Roller Girls for their ’08-’09 campaign, capturing not the expected bumps and bruises, but […]

Colts Fan Fest @ Fourth Street Live

Monday, June 21 Fourth Street Live Free; 5-8 p.m. Colts Fan Fest elements include meet and greets with Colts players or alumni players and cheerleaders.  Fans may also participate in the “Bleed Blue Blood Drive” by donating at the Indiana Blood Center mobile units, register their kids for the Colts Kids Club and Crib Club, […]