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    Winston’s Wine Academy Class

    Spend the evening sipping summer wines at a Winston’s Wine Academy class on Thursday, July 24 at Winston’s Restaurant. Wine enthusiasts will enjoy an interactive lecture from 6:30-8 p.m. with Aaron Dawkins of Vanguard Wines, including five varietals and a tasting plate to complement the flavors of each, for $35 per person. An optional dinner will be available prior to the wine class, from 5 – 6 p.m., including an entrée of grilled chicken or grilled salmon served with a summer salad and soup du jour for $20 per person. Reservations are required.
    July 24, 5 – 8 p.m
    Winston's Restaurant
    3101 Bardstown Rd
    Louisville, KY 40205
    winstonsoflouisville.com
    502-456-0980
    Class - $35; optional dinner - $20

    Kentucky Music Weekend 2014 at Iroquois Ampitheater

    For the 39th consecutive year, the KENTUCKY MUSIC WEEKEND folk festival brings together some of the finest folk musicians and Kentucky traditions to Louisville’s Iroquois Amphitheater and the tree-lined area nearby. Voted into law as Kentucky’s “Premier Folk Festival,” KMW continues to be one of the top folk festivals in the country.
    July 25, 9:30 – 5 p.m.
    Iroquois Amphitheater
    1080 Amphitheater Road
    Louisville, KY 40214
    www.kentuckymusicweekend.com/
    502-368-5865
    Free

    NuLu Summer Block Party
    Businesses throughout the NuLu area will hold a block party from July 25-26, beginning at 11 a.m. and ending at 7 p.m. each day, though some businesses will close earlier or later. Beginning on Saturday the 26th, take part in a scavenger hunt for all ages with prizes, beginning at the Local Speed and winding through the neighborhood before ending back at the Local Speed. Don’t forget about the ice cream party held by The Comfy Cow, taking place in Barry Wooley’s parking lot at 835 E. Main Street. Keep posted through the Nulu Business Association, or NBA, which will guide you to all the best places to eat, shop, and have fun, featuring businesses and neighborhood specials and events.
    July 25, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    NuLu
    East Market Street
    Louisville, Kentucky 40206
    nulu.org
    (502) 409-4616
    Costs vary

    The Wedding Show at Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center

    This beautiful and unique wedding show is located at Mellwoood Arts and Entertainment Center. Admission to the show is free, along with delicious cake and catering samplings. There are several vendors who are excited to meet with you and make your wedding a day you'll remember forever. If you use two or more of the Louisville Wedding Network's members, we'll offer you a 5% discount or purchase credit across those services.
    July 25, 5:30  - 8 p.m.
    Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center
    1860 Mellwood Ave
    Louisville, Kentucky 40208
    www.louisvilleweddingnetwork.com/Mellwood-Wedding-Show.html
    (502) 215-4514
    Free


    July’s Fat Friday Trolley Hop  
    Explore the Clifton, Crescent Hill and Butchertown neighborhoods by way of a trolley ride! The FAT Friday Trolley Hop was launched in 2004 and has become a signature event on Frankfort Avenue. Held year-round on the final Friday of every month, this event draws attracts thousands of people to enjoy free trolley rides to participating shops, restaurants and galleries along the Frankfort, Mellwood and Story Avenue corridor. Many of the businesses host live music and entertainment, complimentary refreshments and special sales on trolley hop nights. The F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop takes place on the Final Friday of each month. Trolleys run from 6:00 pm until 10:30 pm unless otherwise specified.
    July 25, 6 – 10:30 p.m.
    Frankfort Avenue
    Louisville, Kentucky 40208
    www.fatfridayhop.org/Home.aspx
    Free


    Makers Mark After Dark
    We're providing a unique opportunity to tour the picturesque distillery after hours. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes, guided tour of the distillery, showcasing the bourbon making process, from grain to bottle. Experience a specialized bourbon tasting inside a warehouse, underneath the stunning, hand-blown glass ceiling by world renowned artist, Dale Chihuly. Enjoy Maker's Mark inspired cocktails and southern style appetizers. You can even hand-dip your very own bottle of Maker's Mark in the signature red wax to take home as a souvenir!
    July 25, 7 – 11 p.m.
    Mint Julep Tours
    140 N 4th St
    Louisville, KY 40202
    bourbontrailtours.com/Makers-Mark:--After-Dark-Experience.html
    502-583-1433
    $179


    Blue Moon Circus Presents Zodiac at Diamond Club & Concert Hall
    Blue Moon Circus  presents: Zodiac, a wild and funny tale of astrology signs interacting through circus and sideshow talents. Which astrology signs compete with each other for center ring? Which are the most romantic, dangerous or humorous? Find out July 25th as romantic Libra tries to lure high-flying Gemini, sexy Scorpio pierces hearts with side show weaponry, ferocious Leo fights for center ring with flamboyant acrobatics, Cancer and Aries battle it out with shimmies and fire and so much more! All signs represented through circus and sideshow acts.
    July 25, 9 – 11:30 p.m.
    Diamond Club & Concert Hall
    630 Barret Ave
    Louisville, KY 40206
    www.facebook.com/events/1432502273690747
    502-718-5929
    $20

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