Where to Go and What to Do This Weekend in Louisville (April 18 - 20)

Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic Presented By Papa John’s
Showcasing the nation’s elite basketball players, kick off the Kentucky Derby Festival with the Basketball Classic.  The roster includes one McDonald’s All-Americans, 2 Parade All-Americans, as well as University of Louisville signees Chinanu Onuaku, Quentin Snider and Jaylen Johnson and Indiana recruits Robert Johnson and Max Hoetzel.  The game features 10 players ranked in the Top 30 nationally by recruiting services Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247sports.com.  Nearly all of the players scheduled to participate are ranked among the Top 50 nationally. 
April 18, 7 – 10 p.m.
Freedom Hall
937 Phillips Lane
Louisville, KY 40209
(502) 367-5144
Tickets $13 and $18 reserved

Theatre [502] presents - The Stranger and Ludlow Quinn
The serial stories of Ludlow Quinn, Harry Houdini, the mysterious Stranger Millicent Stone, and our hero – 15-year-old Louisvillian Bonnie Burke, have intrigued and surprised Trolley Hop audiences on First Fridays since June 2013. Now, Theatre [502] presents five chances to catch all ten chapters AND the epic conclusion in one fluid story. Ludlow Quinn is the most powerful magician you've never heard of. Whether you've traveled with us on this whole yearlong journey, or you’re just hearing about this powerful magician, you'll find the complete tale teeming with magic and adventure. We don’t promise the “real” story (because a magician never tells her secrets), but we promise the whole saga.
April 18, 8 – 10 p.m.
Baron's Theater at Whiskey Row Lofts
131 W Main Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
22nd Annual Easter Parade on Frankfort Avenue
The parade will travel from Stilz to Haldeman Avenue and include floats of all shapes and sizes, an appearance by the Easter Bunny and tons of free candy. The "Good Ears" awards will be presented to the most creative float and the most outrageous Easter bonnet. This is a FREE, family friendly event.
April 19, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Frankfort Avenue
Stilz to Haldeman
Louisville, KY 40206
Adoption Event for Hand-in-Paw Rescue
Hand-in-Paw Rescue will be hosting an Adoption Event and Donation Drive so that the community can meet the adorable puppies of HIP and potentially find their new best friend. Hand-in-Paw has many puppies that are looking for a home and if you interested in adopting or fostering one of these puppies, you won't want to miss this event.
April 19, 10 – 4 p.m.
CVS Pharmacy
3900 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40223
Contact via email
Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon/Minimarathon
The annual Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and Minimarathon will include participants running via 13.1-mile route or 26.2 mile route to Preston & Witherspoon Streets finish. This years sponsors include: Walmart and HumanaVitality. The official Race Medical Partner is Norton Sports Health and the contributing Sponsors: ASICS, Bluegrass Family Health, Churchill Downs, Courier-Journal Media, and Powerade.
April 19, 7:30 – 3 p.m.
Main Street near Slugger Field
Louisville, KY 40202
584- FEST
Free for spectators. Entry fee for participants
Bead & Jewelry Show at the Ramada Plaza Hotel
The National Exhibitors presents a wide variety of: beads, beading craft supplies, jewelry making supplies, a huge variety of gemstones, silver, copper, and bronze craft supplies. You can speak and work with lampwork artists, bead wholesalers and retailers, learn how to attend classes for making jewelry, and learn an introduction to beading and making finished jewelry. While at this event you can learn to make jewelry and start a business on the side, make unique jewelry, take classes, and meet national suppliers. This event is open to the public.
April 19, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ramada Plaza Hotel
9700 Blue Grass Parkway
Louisville, Kentucky 40229
Have a fantastic weekend!
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