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World Famous Dainty Contest

On the last Monday on July, a block of Hoertz Street, otherwise known as George Hauck Way, closes down for the annual World Championship Dainty Contest. Revived in 1971 by George Hauck and Charlie Vettiner, the Dainty Contest celebrates its 43rd year this July. The games are played next to Hauck’s Handy Store, a staple in the Schnitzelburg neighborhood since 1912. There will be door prizes and a 32” flat screen television giveaway at the end of the night. Proceeds from the Dainty Contest benefit The Little Sisters of the Poor.

Hauck's Handystore

1000 Goss Ave.

Monday, July 28 5:30pm 

Price not listed

Louisville Bats Vs. Charlotte

Come cheer on your Louisville Bats at home as they take on Charlotte for the fourth game. Grab your friends and family for a good time at Slugger Field!

Louisville Slugger Field

401 E. Main St

Monday, July 28 7:05 pm 

$7-$28

Pool Side Honky Tonk with Johnny Berry and the Outliers

Party of the summer! Great music, open swim, great drink prices. This is a fund raising event for Louisville Turners. This is a 21+ event. The Kitty Slickers will be opening for Johnny Berry and the Outliers. Turners is located one driveway east of King Fish on River Road.

Louisville Turners

3125 River Road

Monday, July 28 7:30 pm 

$10 

ZZ Top at Iroquois Amphitheatre 

American Texas blues and hard rock band ZZ Top is playing at the Iroquois Amphitheater on July 29! One of the few major label recording groups to have held the same lineup for more than forty years, ZZ Top has been praised by critics and fellow musicians alike for their technical mastery. Of the group, music writer Cub Koda said: "As genuine roots musicians, they have few peers; Gibbons is one of America's finest blues guitarists working in the arena rock idiom... while Hill and Beard provide the ultimate rhythm section support." General tickets range from $59.50 to $74.50, VIP tickets are $175, and VIP Meet and Greet tickets are $275.00. 

Iroquois Amphitheatre

1080 Amphitheatre Road 

Tuesday, July 29 7:00 pm 

Prices vary

Wake Up Wind Down 

Join the staff of Business First and GLI for one of Louisville's best networking series. The event is Free and open to the business community. This is a great networking opportunity and a great way to meet business clients and make new ones.

UofL Shelbyville Campus Founders Union Hall

310 N. Whittington Pkwy.

Tuesday, July 29 7:30 pm

Free

WFPK Waterfront Wednesday Concert Series: The Deloreans & more

Don't miss out on this summer spectacular loved by all Louisvillians! WPFK presents the Waterfront Wednesday free concert series! Grab your friends and a blanket and head down to the waterfront to enjoy this free concert. This month The Deloreans & more will be performing! 

Waterfront Park Big Four Lawn

719 River Rd. 

Wednesday, July 30 5:00 pm 

Free 

CenterStage 100th Season Launch Party Celebration 

The anniversary party will feature an open bar sponsored by Heaven Hill Distilleries, birthday cake, special performances by popular CenterStage performers highlighting the upcoming season and attendees will mingle with Louisville dignitaries. The event, starting at 7 p.m., is free, but an RSVP is required as seats are going fast. Featuring performances from the upcoming 100th Anniversary Season of CenterStage.

Jewish Community Center 

3600 Dutchmans Lane 

Wednesday, July 30 7:00 pm 

Free for sponsors and subscribers 

Fanfare for the 4th: Musical Visions of America

10th annual multimedia choral cinema presentation of the founding, expansion, and refinement of America. Enjoy this American historical retrospective and revel in the power of stirring patriotic songs and visuals. The concert is being held in the Beargrass Christian Church and starts at 7:30 p.m.

Beargrass Christian Church

4100 Shelbyville Road

Wednesday, July 30 7:30 

$20 general, $15 seniors, $5 students

The John Butler Trio With Special Guest

Coors Light Iroquois Amphitheater Concert Series produced by Production Simple & Sherpa Concerts
The John Butler Trio with Special Guest. The contradictions in John Butler are evident, and, despite his magnificently successful career (with number one albums in Australia and sell-out tours) his is a troubled soul. One of the most successful recording artists Australia has ever produced and a musician whose reputation has begun to rock the waters of both Europe and America, Butler is nevertheless a man on the edge, poised like a beautiful suicide. Where will he go next? Up or down? Despite the tensions within the man and his music the new album makes his future trajectory abundantly clear. Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Iroquois Amphitheater

1080 Amphitheater Road

Thursday, July 31 5:30 pm

$30 

The Best of Louisville 

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Kentucky-Southeast Indiana Chapter and Louisville Magazine are hosting the 29th Annual Best of Louisville event on Thursday July 31, 2014 at PLAY Dance Bar. Join us on our trail to Create a World Free of MS! The unveiling of this revitalized event will take place at PLAY Dance Bar, 1101 E Washington Street in Butchertown from 6PM – 10PM. This celebration will be complete with food, drinks, and entertainment honoring those who keep our city rich and original. We will be hosting a “Spin the Bottle” raffle for spirits and wine, a dueling bartender contest featuring Copper & Kings Brandy Distillery and the cities top bartenders, a silent auction, free wine tastings and many interactive vendors. The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Kentucky-Southeast Indiana Chapter and Louisville Magazine annually present the Best of Louisville and this will be our 29th year. The event has been among Louisville’s most anticipated and well-attended community celebrations. Each year we invite past and present winners of Louisville Magazine’s “Best of Louisville” Award to showcase their products and services in a festive atmosphere. General admission is $50 (buy one get one FREE) until July 1. VIP admission is $50 until July 1 (after July 1, VIP admission is $75). VIP admission allows early entry beginning at 5PM and two drinks tickets. To purchase please visit bestoflou.com or call 502-451-5473.

Play Theater and Nightclub

1101 E. Washington St.

Thursday, July 31 6:00 pm 

$50 general, $75 VIP

Songwriter 101 

I can be a songwriter, and you can too! Songwriting can be a wonderful way to relieve stress and express feelings, while having a wonderful time. Join us this evening for a group songwriting experience. We will lead you step-by-step through a songwriting process to create a meaningful piece of original music, and teach you some ways to use songwriting in your personal life. No prior experience is necessary.

Norton Health and Wellness Center

1000 Dupont Road

Thursday, July 31 6:00 pm 

Free

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