Where To Go And What To Do This Weekend In Louisville (June 12-15)

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Gridiron Glory at the Frazier History Museum
This Father’s Day weekend, treat your dad to Gridiron Glory, the Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Covering more than 5,000 square feet, Gridiron Glory is the most extensive exhibition ever built about America’s most popular sport. The Pro Football Hall of Fame has lent 200 of its rarest artifacts to the exhibition, including the Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy, legendary football gear, photos and documents. Exclusive video footage from NFL Films and a series of interactive displays tackle everything from football’s cultural impact to the science behind the game. This groundbreaking exhibition puts visitors of all ages in the game alongside football’s greatest pioneers, players and coaches.
There’s something for every fan, every family, every father this weekend!
June 12-14, 9-5 p.m.
June 15, noon-5 p.m. 
Frazier History Museum
829 W. Main St.
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
www.fraziermuseum.org/gridiron-glory
(502) 753-5663
Adults (18+) $18.50, Students (14-17 & College w/ I.D.) $15.50, Children (5-13) $10, Children (4 & Under) No Charge
 
Lyndon Summer Festival
The Lyndon Summer Festival is brought to you by Lou-E (Louisville Economic Chamber of Commerce) and the City of Lyndon. The Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, June 13 and 14 at Robsion Park behind Lyndon Post Office. There will be a Zambelli Fireworks Finale presented by the City of Lyndon, arts, crafts, business booths, great kids activities, pony rides, petting zoos, live entertainment, health and wellness displays, great food, and a beer garden! There will also be a huge charity raffle to benefit the Kentucky Humane Society.
June 13, 1-10 p.m.
June 14, noon-10 p.m.
Robsion Park, behind Lyndon Post Office
Louisville, KY 40222
Information: infor@lou-e.org or 502-339-9115
Admission and Parking is FREE
 
Farmington Market’s Father’s Day Extravaganza!
Bring your dad to Farmington Antiques and Uniques Outdoor Market for some delicious food and one-of-a-kind finds! Many special Father's Day festivities are planned, including bourbon tastings, wine sampling, hand-rolled cigars, ORVIS, fly fishing, FREE home tours for Dads and much more!  Farmington Market is a quirky local market full of antiques and uniques, food vendors, local non-profits and more!
June 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Farmington Historic Plantation
3033 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY 40205
 
#BringBackOurGirls Rally on Fourth Street
On April 15th, 230 schoolgirls were kidnapped from the Chibok Government Secondary School by Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria. All 230 are still missing. To help push for intervention and a stronger effort to find these kidnapped children, don't miss the Bring Back Our Girls rally this Thursday, held on South Fourth Street in the heart of Louisville.
June 12, 5:30-8 p.m.
901 South Fourth Street
facebook.com/events/794900777194850/
(502) 584-7170
Free
 
World Cup Kick-Off Party at Sully's Saloon
Sully's Saloon is ready for the Kick Off to the World Cup Party from 5–9 p.m. on Thursday, June 12th. Featuring $1 shots, $1 domestic drafts and $2 wells plus half-price beer towers. Test your soccer skills with a Power Kick Soccer Challenge Tournament at 5 p.m. Winners receive an official USA soccer jersey.
June 12, 5-9 p.m.
Sully's Restaurant and Saloon
434 S. Fourth Street
4thstlive.com/events
(502) 585-4100
Free
 
Game 2: Louisville Bats vs. Gwinnett at Slugger Field
Games all weekend. Come support our Bats as they play at home against the Gwinnett Braves.
June 12, 7-10 p.m.
Louisville Slugger Field
401 E. Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
milb.com/schedule/index.jsp?sid=t416
(502) 212-2287
Tickets start at $12
 
Vintage Trouble at Zanzabar
Red Bull Sound Select and Forecastle present Vintage Trouble at Zanzabar. Vintage Trouble is an American blues rock band that ormed in Hollywood in 2010. They have released one studio album, The Bomb Shelter Sessions (2011). Their sound has been described as "retro," reminiscent of the Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry and The Animals. Big Bad Oven and Anwar Sadat open.
June 12, 9 p.m.
Zanzabar
2100 S. Preston Street
Louisville, KY 40217
zanzabarlouisville.ticketfly.com/event/581133-vintage-trouble-louisville/
(502) 635-9227
$15
 
Ron White: A Little Unprofessional at Horseshoe Casino
Comedian Ron White is featured at the Horseshoe Casino on June 12. Doors open at 7 p.m. and a ticket is required for entry. All ticket holders must be 21 years of age or older to attend. 
June 12, 8-10 p.m.
Horseshoe Southern Indiana
Highway 111, Elizabeth, Ind.
(866) 676-7463
louisville.com/louisville-events/ron-white-little-unprofessional
Tickets starting at $47.50
Great Gatsby Party at Marquee Bar
The Marquee Bar celebrates the decade of gangsters with $3 champagne punch and $4 Mint Juleps. Best-dressed Bonny & Clyde contest.
June 13, starts at noon
Marquee Bar
432B S. Fourth Street
4thstlive.com/events
Free admission
 
Father's Day with the Beam Family at the Jim Beam American Stillhouse
Treat dad to a one-of-a-kind bourbonque at the Jim Beam American Stillhouse! Hosted by Fred Noe, Jim Beam’s great-grandson and seventh generation master distiller, and his son, Freddie Noe, the Jim Beam Bourbonque includes a V.I.P. tasting experience, complete with bourbon-inspired fare from the family cookbook, samples of bourbon whiskeys and a guided distillery tour. 
June 13, 12:30-4 p.m.
American Stillhouse
526 Happy Hollow Rd
Clermont, KY 40110
americanstillhouse.com
(502) 543-9877
$50
 
Moonpies and Moonshine at the Filson Historical Society
This old-fashioned summer picnic in the historic setting of Oxmoor Farm includes a fried chicken dinner, moon pies, live music by Whistlin’ Rufus, educational information about the history of distilling, as well as dancing, and yard games. Limestone Branch Distillery is providing six of their signature moonshines for tasting, including their new Moon Pie Moonshine. Bourbon Historian Mike Veach will be on hand for a brief talk about moonshine’s place in Kentucky history.
June 13, 6-9 p.m.
Filson Historical Society
720 Oxmoor Farm Lane
filsonhistorical.org/event/moon-pies-and-moonshine-at-oxmoor-farm/
(502) 635-5083
$30 for members and $35 for non-members
 
Hey Hey Honey at Barret Bar
The local singer/songwriter duo of Alex Petersen and Charles Price, who have just recorded their first (and still unreleased) album, will bring their unique mix of vocal harmonies backed by dynamic guitar, mandolin and fiddle combinations to this venerable Germantown/Highlands venue. 
June 14, 9 p.m.-midnight
The Barret Bar
1012 Barret Ave.
facebook.com/BarretBar
Free
 
Second Life at KMAC
Second Life explores nature, science, anatomy, craft and preservation through taxidermy and other uses of the vestiges of animate beings. Taxidermy from recent art history starting with the use of ornithological practices in the work of 19th century painter John James Audubon and the subsequent work of artists like Jochem Hendricks, Adam Fuss, and Damien Hirst will be displayed.
June 14, opens at noon
Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft
715 W. Main St.
kmacmuseum.org
(502) 589-0102
$8
 
Tap 'N' Run 4K at E. P. Tom Sawyer Park
Outrageous costumes, beer chugging and foot racing will reign supreme as the Tap 'N' Run 4K returns to Louisville on Saturday, June 14th, at 2 pm. Tap 'N' Run 4K combines participants’ love of beer and running for a unique run/walk race totaling 2.4 miles. Participants are encouraged to dress in costumes and run with teams, friends and family of legal drinking age. A portion of the proceeds will benefit a local charity.
June 14, 2:00-5:00 PM
E. P. Tom Sawyer Park
3000 Frey's Hill Road
www.tapnrun.com
(502) 653-4932
$40-$55
 
Downs After Dark: Steven Foster Day
This Downs After Dark marks the return of our annual White Party, where all guests are encouraged to dress in white and enjoy the night. The fun includes night racing, live music and drink specials. Gates open at 4 p.m. and the first race is at 6 p.m.
June 14, 4 p.m.
Churchill Downs
700 Central Ave.
(502) 636-4400
 
Best Vineyards' Annual Concert Series
Best Vineyards, the Indiana winery founded and operated by siblings Wilbert, Rachel and Berretta Best, will pop the cork on its 2014 “Best Concert Series” with a lineup of the musicians and some of the best wines in south-central Indiana starting Saturday. The series includes an eclectic-yet-smooth blend of bluegrass, blues, country, folk, jazz and rock music.
June 14, 4-8 p.m.
Best Vineyards
8373 Morgans Lane SE
Elizabeth, IN 47117
bestvineyardswinery.com
(502) 664-2523
 
Bourbon by the Bridge at Waterfront Park
This fun event at the base of the Big Four Bridge features bourbon tastings, food, music and more! Proceeds benefit CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of the River Region.
June 14, 6-9 p.m.
Base of the Big Four Pedestrian Bridge at Waterfront Park
Waterfront Park, River Road
bourbonbythebridge.com
(502) 595-4911
$70 per person
 
J Band at The Great Flood Brewing Company
The J Band is bringing its unique blend of sun-drenched pop rock to Louisville on June 15th. With infectious acoustic riffs, island vibes and the breezy vocal stylings of lead singer Jordan Lindsey, the band's sound is laid-back and carefree, with a punch of driving percussion guaranteed to get you moving. For patrons 21 and older.
June 15, 7 p.m.
The Great Flood Brewing Company
2120 Bardstown Road
(502) 457-7711
Free
 
Proof Auditions at the Christian Health Center
Looking for a good role to play? Auditions will be held Sunday for Proof at the Christian Health Center. Proof is the story of Catherine, a troubled young woman who has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own struggle with mathematical genius and mental illness, the arrival of her estranged sister and the attentions of a former student of her father's.
June 15, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Christian Health Center
920 S. Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40203
facebook.com/events/244822395708594/
(502) 608-4989
 
 
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