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    2014 Bourbon and Broadway Dinner at Varanese

    Each dish at this special dinner is inspired by one of the 2014-2015 Broadway in Louisville productions. The evening will feature the debut of Four Roses 2014 Limited Edition Single Barrel, and Four Roses Brand Ambassador, Bourbon Historian, and author Al Young will be the guest speaker. Attendees can also enter to win a pair of 2014-15 season tickets to Broadway in Louisville and a Four Roses Gift Basket.
    August 28, 7 – 9 p.m.
    Varanese
    2106 Frankfort Ave
    Louisville, KY 40206
    www.varanese.com
    502-899-9904
    $55

    VinylFest at the Crowne Plaza

    VinylFest will make its second record debut to the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Hotel August 29-31, 2014. VinylFest Louisville provides a great opportunity for music and vinyl fans to meet music industry greats, celebrate the music they love, and seek out the vinyl records for which they’ve been looking. This year’s featured guests include Steve Katz of Blood, Sweat & Tears, the Violet Knives, and album cover artist Ken Kelly. Louisville DJ and record store owner Matt Anthony will offer vinyl appraisals, and demonstrations by Palomino Records. Guests will enjoy concerts from both Steve Katz and Violet Knives. Other events include a dealers’ room, vinyl and guitar exhibits, and more!
    August 29 - 31, 12 – 11:55 p.m.
    Crowne Plaza (Across from the Fairgrounds)
    830 Phillips Lane
    Louisville, Kentucky 40209
    vinylfest.net/
    1 (888) 233-9527
    $15 for 1-day ticket, $20 for all weekend; Ages 4 to 12: $4 for 1-day, $7 for 2-days; 3 and under: Free

    12th Annual WorldFest at the Belvedere
    WorldFest, one of the region’s largest international festivals, will span the entire Labor Day weekend for its 12th year as it features four days of international food, music, dance and culture on Louisville’s Belvedere downtown. Exciting international music will come from more than 90 bands and performers while more than 30 food vendors and nearly 150 booths provide a global sampling of cuisine and culture. In addition to local and regional world music performers, national touring acts will include DakhaBrakha, Azucar Tumbao, Buckwheat Zydeco, Red Baraat, The Ark Band and Jazz in Pink. Admission to WorldFest is free all four days. Hours are: Friday, Aug. 29, Saturday, Aug. 30, and Sunday, Aug. 31, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., and Monday, Sept. 1, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Additional Features: Global Village where you can mingle and interact with representatives of nations ranging from Argentina to Vietnam who will be dressed in their native clothing, conversing in their native language and dancing to their culture, custom and music; World of Discovery gives children a global experience without leaving home. Hands-on activities include the Home Depot Children’s Workshop and jewelry making. Naturalization Ceremony Friday, Aug. 29, 11 a.m., Galt House Hotel Parade of Cultures Saturday, Aug. 30, 12 p.m. Parade begins near Metro Hall at 6th Street, west on Jefferson to 5th Street, then goes north on 5th to WorldFest on the Belvedere, ending at the Main Stage on the West Lawn.
    August 29 – September 1, times vary

    Belvedere
    5th and Main streets
    Louisville, Kentucky 40202
    www.worldfestlouisville.com
    502-574-5000
    Free

    "Monsters: A Celebration of Horror Classics" at the Louisville Palace
    After a five-year hiatus, The Louisville Palace is bringing back its bone-chilling, audience pleasing, horror film series: Monsters: A Celebration of Horror Classics from Universal Studios. Running from Aug. 1 to Aug. 30 at The Louisville Palace, this 10-movie package pays homage to cinematic figures of fear that became enduring legends through blockbuster films released by Universal Studios - the preeminent purveyor of horror cinema from the 1920s to the 1960s. There will be one screening on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. On Saturdays, there will be three screenings at 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
    August 29 - 30, times vary
    The Louisville Palace
    625 S. 4th Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    www.louisvillepalace.com/summer-movie-series
    502-583-4555
    None given

    Outsized Influence Music Festival

    Whether you know it or not, Bellarmine University, although a small institution, is rich in musical tradition. Through a grassroots effort in the Bellarmine community, the first annual Outsized Influence Festival, a one day, three stage, and FREE event, will capitalize on that excellence on Saturday, August 30. Each band at Outsized Influence is represented by at least one Bellarmine student, faculty member, or alum. Fire The Saddle, Outsized Influence’s headliner, is set to play their first show together in nearly eight years! Additionally, Outsized Influence will feature genres across the board including the mixing styles of DJ Dr. Dundiff, the guitar virtuoso Craig Wagner and his trio, and Small Time Napoleon who keeps everyone swinging with their combination of jazz, folk, and pop. The festival will feature alums who graduated as early as 1991 and as late as this year as well as current students.

    August 30, 2014 3 – 10 p.m.

    Bellarmine Quad

    2001 Newburg Road

    Louisville, KY 40205

    www.facebook.com/events/1524964264402153/

    Free!

    Humans Vs. Zombies
    Prepare to run for your lives! What to expect: new games, prizes, lessons in survival. Bring foam weapons, bandannas, plenty of water. Brought to you by the Derby City Tussles, this is the perfect way to re-use your zombie attack/zombie walk outfit or explore the possibilities of a survivor!
    August 30, 3 – 5 p.m.
    Waterfront Park
    129 E. River Road
    Louisville, Kentucky 40207
    (502) 574-3768
    Free

    Kentucky Bluegrass & Bourbon Experience
    Four Roses Bourbon Kentucky Bluegrass & Bourbon Experience will feature all of your favorite bluegrass musicians, plus the chance to enjoy some of the area’s most popular bourbons – and even taste a few of the unique craft bourbons that help make Kentucky the bourbon capitol of the world. There’s no better place to toast summer good-bye than the Four Roses Bourbon Kentucky Bluegrass & Bourbon Experience. We can’t wait to see you there!
    August 30 - 31, 4 – 11 p.m. 
    Louisville Water Tower
    3005 River Road
    Louisville, Kentucky 40207
    www.kentuckybluegrassfestival.com
    (502) 583-0333
    $10 before 6pm, $14 after 6pm kids 10 and under free.

    A Jazz Explosion at The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage
    A Jazz Explosion features live, soulful, jazz musical entertainment for the classy mature audience by The Michael Houston Group of Indianapolis IN. Returning to Louisville for the fourth time to share their musical talent and blow our socks off!
    August 31, 6:45 – 11 p.m.
    The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage
    1701 Muhammad Ali Blvd
    Louisville, Kentucky 40202
    www.bigcitystyleslouisville.com
    502-584-2489
    $25-$30

    20th Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle
    Join Mayor Greg Fischer for the 20th Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle! For cyclists, a 15-mile route will leave Waterfront Park and go west to Shawnee Park, one of Louisville’s signature Olmsted-designed Metro Parks. Turnoffs will provide cycling routes as short as two miles. The hiking route, which is wheelchair-accessible, will take walkers west along the Riverwalk and wharf to the Belvedere Connector and through portions of downtown. Walkers can bring their dogs on the hike, but must keep them on a leash and pick up waste as required by law. Paddlers will have two options at the event. At 10 a.m., they can take a 3-mile course up the Ohio River to Beargrass Creek following the channel along Towhead Island. A more adventurous course at 11 a.m. will take canoeists and kayakers through the McAlpine Locks and Dam to the Jaycees Boat Ramp in New Albany. TARC will offer a shuttle service for paddlers to retrieve their vehicles back at the launch site. All paddle participants will launch their canoes or kayaks at the river ramp located at the Harbor Lawn of Waterfront Park. Paddlers can drop their boats off at the “Green” parking lot near River Rd. and Witherspoon Dr. from 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
    September 1, 9 – 1 p.m.
    Waterfront Park
    River Rd
    Louisville, Kentucky 40202
    www.hikebikeandpaddlelouisville.com
    502-574-5000
    Free

    Louisville Cards Vs. Miami at Papa John’s Stadium
    Don't miss the opportunity to cheer on your Louisville Cardinals as they take on Miami. Throw your L's up at Papa John's Stadium with your friends and family!
    September 1, 8 – 11 p.m
    Papa John’s Stadium
    2800 S. Floyd St
    Louisville, Kentucky 40208
    www.gocards.com/sports/m-footbl/sched/lou-m-footbl-sched.html
    (502) 852-2779
    Varies
     

    Kentucky Flea Market Labor Day Spectacular
    One of the nations finest flea markets. Over 1100 booths including 400 antique dealers in the pavilion. Dealers from across the nation. Antiques, crafts, furniture, candles, bath and body, jewelry, surplus. Friday 12-6pm, Saturday 10-6pm, Sunday 11-6pm, Monday 10-5pm. Admission Free!
    August 29 – September 1, 12 -  5 p.m.
    Kentucky Fair and Expo Center
    937 Phillips Ln
    Louisville, KY 40209
    www.stewartpromotions.com
    502-456-2244
    Free

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