Where to Go and What to Do This Weekend in Louisville (February 21 - 23)

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Carl Casper Custom Cars and The Louisville New Car Show
The Carl Casper Custom Auto Show and Louisville New Car Show combine “stars and cars” with a plethora of custom and new cars and appearances by celebrities. Carl Casper is a name that is synonymous with car shows and his longest-running event, the Carl Casper Custom Car Show in Louisville, Kentucky celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2002. Of course, the tribute to Casper’s cars iss only a portion of the show. The real meat of the show consists of hundreds of fine automobiles of every description from all over the US and surrounding area. The show fills the huge Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center in Louisville Kentucky and car enthusiasts can spend a full day at the show attempting to take it all in. 
 
February 21, 6 – 11 p.m.
February 22, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
February 23, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center
937 Phillips Lane
Louisville, KY 40209
www.kyexpo.org
502-367-5000
$15 Adults, $5 Children 6-12
 
 
The Louisville Ballet Presents La Sylphide
La Slyphide’s human realm of a small Scottish community meets the spiritual realm of the enchanted forest. A winged sylph (fairy) uses her magical charms to lure James away from his fiancée and through an ethereal and blissful world in pursuit of true but unattainable happiness. The first of the major romantic ballets, La Sylphide holds true to the ideas of the time floating between the extremes of love and loss. This production will be performed with recorded music.

February 21, 8 – 10 p.m.
February 22, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Kentucky Center, Whitney Hall
501 W Main St
Louisville, KY 40202
kentuckycenter.org
502-562-0100
Tickets start at $30.00
 
 
Sugarbush’s 23rd Annual Maple Syrup Festival
Join Sugarbush Farm for their 23rd Annual Maple Syrup Festival! Pure maple syrup and good, down-home country cooking will be for sale, and Sugarbush tours are every hour from 10 a.m. to 4 p,m.  Join us for a self-guided tour of the sugarhouse, with an operating evaporator, and pioneer syrup-making demonstrations.  There will also be mule-drawn wagon rides, a children’s game area and activity center, an outdoor craft vendor area, live music and much more!
February 22, 9 – 5 p.m.
February 23, 9 – 5 p.m.
LM Sugarbush, LLC
321 N. Garrison Hollow Rd.
Salem, IN 47167
www.LMSugarbush.com
812-967-4491
Free
 
 
Star Wars in 60 Minutes or Less at The Bard's Town
Star Wars in 60 Minutes or Less is a campy and fiercely comedic parody of the Star Wars Trilogy, performed by a cast of five actors playing multiple parts. As the name implies, the show is fast, frantic, and always under one hour. The show received its world premiere at The Alley Theatre in December of 2011, and has been running to rave reviews ever since. Following engagements at the 2012 Wonderfest and Fright Night/Fandom Fest science fiction conventions, Star Wars in 60 Minutes or Less is now available for private bookings, events and parties! Star Wars in 60 Minutes or Less will be running throughout the year at both The Alley Theatre and The Bard's Town.

February 21, 8 – 9 p.m.
The Bard's Town
1801 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40205
thebardstown.com
502-749-5275
$10
 
 
Take Heart Gala at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium
Nearly 300 supporters will be in attendance at the dinner and auction event to support the Meredith-Dunn School. Are you aware that one in every seven children has a learning disability, which makes success, both in the classroom and out, very difficult? Children who struggle in traditional classroom settings are often riddled with anxiety, withdrawn and feel completely hopeless.  Meredith-Dunn School offers remediation to students with diagnosed learning disabilities. Supporting the Meredith-Dunn School's "Take Heart" Gala will give you the opportunity to change the life of a child. Our very special guest is Ken Lolla, University of Louisville Men’s Soccer Coach

February 22, 6 – 10 p.m.
Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium; PNC Club
2800 S Floyd St
Louisville, Kentucky 40209
meredithdunnschool.org/first-annual-take-heart-gala/
502-456-5819
$15-$75, see website
 
 
The 2014 Gillespie Bridal Show
Truly there is no other space in Louisville that gives you that distinctive 1920's Chicago vibe. Come check it out and chat with Louisville's premier wedding professionals. The Gillespie is perfectly suited to the most luxurious weddings and discriminating brides.  Whether you have an intimate rehearsal dinner in The Vault or an awe-inspiring celebration in our Ballroom, our distinctive interior may be customized to accommodate your unique requirements.

February 23, 1 – 4 p.m.
The Gillespie
421 West Market Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
(502) 584-8080
Free 
 
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