Where to Go and What to Do in Louisville This Weekend (April 3 – 5)

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Here’s where to go and what to do in and around our fair city this weekend. Stay dry! 

Spring Meet at Keeneland
 
Friday: Keeneland Spring Meet - College Scholarship Day
Full-time students receive free general admission with a college I.D. and can register for a $1,000 scholarship and other great prizes. The first 2,000 students to register receive their choice of a Keeneland t-shirt or a Vineyard Vines hat. Also on Friday, play the $200,000 Guaranteed Pick Four and win big when you pick the winners of races  6 – 9.
 
Saturday: Keeneland Spring Meet
Start your day at Sunrise Trackside. Enjoy Breakfast with the Works, see morning workouts, and entertain the kids with free children’s activities. Then tailgate on The Hill, with live music, food trucks, a wagering tent, big-screen TVs and much more. But be sure to find a spot at the rail to see the running of the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (G1)
 
Sunday: Keeneland Spring Meet - Military Day at the Races
Presented by Marathon in honor of our armed forces, all active duty, reserve, veterans and military families receive free general admission with a military I.D. Come to the North Terrace from noon to 4 p.m. for free food, live music, special giveaways, children’s activities and more.
April 4 - 6, 2014
Keeneland
4201 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY 40510
www.keeneland.com
859-254-3412
Prices Vary
 
Evan Williams Bourbon Experience at Downtown’s Trolley Hop
Spend the night hopping through downtown on the Trolley Hop.  Visit the Evan William’s Bourbon Experience, local art galleries, restaurants, shops, and clubs located along Main and Market streets, as well as the Fourth Street corridor.  The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience celebrates the 8th stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail with a historical glimpse back in time. The Republic Bank First Friday Trolley Hop is open to the public and held rain or shine, so come out and explore downtown. 
April 4, 5 – 9 p.m.
Evan Williams Bourbon Experience
528 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40207
www.evanwilliamsbourbonexperience.com
502-584-2114
Free
 
Bluegrass Magic Tabletop Weekend at Bluegrass Magic 
Play board games for charity! Louisville Card Board Gamers and Bluegrass Magic Game Shop are teaming up to offer gaming on International TableTop Day! With a library of over 300 games to check out, door prizes, snacks and proceeds benefiting Blessings in a Backpack, you will not want to miss this event at Bluegrass Magic Game shop.  Blessings in a Backpack provides food for elementary school children across America who have little or no food to eat on weekends during the school year. Bluegrass Magic Game Shop is Louisville’s largest game store with space for over 200 players, so why not come out and join the fun? 
April 4 - 5, 6 – 2 a.m.
Bluegrass Magic Game Shop
5629 Outer Loop
Louisville, KY 40219
502-964-1170
$5.00 Adults, $3.00 children
 
The Crowns We Wear at Revelry Boutique
This show will feature hats from Nina Rosenberg, who makes hats unlike anyone else in a unique vintage turban style design that is her signature look. Each one is truly unique and no detail is left out – everything from the handmade flowers by Bri Bowers-Norman to the vintage jewels draped around the base. Every angle exudes beauty and refinement. As a Parsons graduate and designer from the NYC studios of Ralph Lauren and Alexander Julian Collection, it’s no wonder Nina Rosenberg was awarded ‘Best New Hat Designer in Louisville’ by the Courier-Journal in 2009. This event is free and open to the public.
April 5, 6 – 9 p.m.
Revelry Boutique Gallery
980 Barrett Ave
Louisville, Kentucky 40204
www.facebook.com/revelrygallery
502-414-1278
Free
 
Civil War Encampment 2014 in Corydon
Civil War living historians will be encamped on the historic downtown square. Walk through the camps to experience the life of a Civil War soldier and civilian during the War. The re-enactors will provide demonstrations in infantry, artillery, nurses, cooks, laundresses, sharp shooters, and surgeons. Civil War field embalming by Dr. Benjamin Lyford of Washington City, DC is certain to be a unique experience for visitors. The encampment is free and open to the public. Friday is an educational day for schools, but public are welcome. Firing of weapons and the cannon will occur on Saturday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. While visiting the square, be sure to take a tour of Indiana's First State Capitol, built in 1816 and the Governor Hendricks' Headquarters, built 1817.
April 4, 10 - 5:00 p.m.
Corydon Capitol State Historic Site
126 E Walnut Street
Corydon, Indiana 47112
www.facebook.com/pages/Corydon-Capitol-State-Historic-Site/160916630641915
812-738-4890
Free

Monster Jam 2014 a the KFC Yum! Center
Fans of all ages at the KFC Yum! Center Monster Jam shows will experience thrilling races and freestyle performances by the following Monster Jam Trucks: Grave Digger driven by Carl Van Horn, Madusa, Lucas Oil Crusader driven by Linsey Weenk, Captain's Curse driven by Alex Blackwell, Predator, Prowler, Heavy Hitter and more!
April 5, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
KFC YUM Center
1 Arena Plaza
Louisville, KY 40202
www.kfcyumcenter.com
502-690-9000
$28 adult / $7 kids
 
Fleur - De - Lis on Fourth: An Evening of Arts & Hors D`oeuvres
Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres by Chef Dallas McGarity while perusing our silent auction filled with fleur-de-lis inspired artist platters hand-painted by talented members of our community. Tickets are $10 per person online, or $15 at the door. All proceeds will be donated to help support The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum. For more information and tickets, please visit our website.
April 6, 5 - 8 p.m.
Marketplace Restaurant
651 S. 4th Street.
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
www.conrad-caldwell.org
502 -636 - 5023
$10 online; $15 at the door
 
Billy Joel at the Yum! Center
Legendary singer/songwriter/composer Billy Joel will perform at the KFC Yum! Center for the first time. With a career spanning more than five decades, Billy Joel is one of the highest grossing touring artists in the world. Having sold over 150 million albums globally, his music has remained among the most popular in the world. He is the sixth best-selling recording artist of all time and the third best-selling solo artist. Billy Joel has received six GRAMMY Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Legend Award. He has been inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has received numerous industry awards. His music has also served as the inspiration and score for the hit Tony Award-winning Broadway play "Movin' Out."
April 6, 8 - 11 p.m.
KFC YUM Center
1 Arena Plaza
Louisville, KY 40202
www.kfcyumcenter.com
502-690-9000
$32.50, $52.50, $93.00, $124.00
 
Photo courtesy of Keeneland’s Facebook Page
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