Where to Go and What to Do This Weekend in Louisville (March 20 - 23)

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Here's where to go and what to do this weekend in Louisville! 

Bourbon Women at Evan Williams Bourbon Experience
Bourbon Women will host its first event of the year at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience on Louisville’s historic Whiskey Row. There will be a Roaring 20′s theme with speakeasy flair. Guests will receive a secret pass to enter the event. There will be a bourbon tasting and an opportunity to meet with Evan Williams’ artisanal distiller Charlie Downs. Tickets are $25 for Bourbon Women members and $50 for non-members. Check out Louisville.com’s coverage here!
March 20, 6 – 8 p.m.
Whiskey Row
528 W. Main St
Louisville, KY 40202
www.bourbonwomen.org
859-226-4255
$25 members $50 non-members
 
 
The Color Purple at the Jewish Community Center 
Set to a joyous score featuring jazz, ragtime, gospel, and blues, The Color Purple is a story of hope, a testament to the healing power of love, and a celebration of life. Based upon the novel The Color Purple by Alice Walker. Featuring music and lyrics written by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis and Stephen Bray. Check out Louisville.com’s interview with lead actress Tymika Prince.
March 20, 7:30 – 10 p.m.
Jewish Community Center
3600 Dutchmans Lane
Louisville, Kentucky 40209
jewishlouisville.org/jcc/centerstage/
502-238-2709
$18 in advance, $20 at the door
 
Itchin' to Pick - Bluegrass Jam Session at the Galt House Hotel
Come hang out with Kentucky’s most fun banjo players filling the Galt House Hotel with Bluegrass tunes.  Check out this great get-together to enjoy the music of the Bluegrass state.  The event starts Friday afternoon and runs until the music stops sometime on Sunday.  Check out Louisville.com’s coverage here!
March 21, 12 - 11:55 p.m.
Galt House Hotel
140 N. 4th Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
www.itchintopick.com
317-371-1004
$5
 
Original Makers Club Louisville Launch at Hermitage Farm
This Friday, You are invited to Original Makers Club launch party presented by Woodford Reserve to celebrate their third year in Louisville! Valet parking, custom cocktails and full bar, hours d'oeuvres from Wiltshire Pantry, live music by Jenna Dean, a coffee bar by Quills and more begins at 8pm at Hermitage Farm.
March 21 8 - 11 p.m.
Hermitage Farm
10500 W U.S. Highway 42
Goshen, KY 40026
theoriginalmakersclub.com
$50

Donnie Baker at The Laughing Derby
Laugh the weekend away with Comedian Donnie Baker, as heard on The Bob and Tom Show.  If you don’t walk away with tears of laughter and sore stomach from chuckling, then you must not have been listening.  All shows at the Laughing Derby are for patrons 18 years and older, unless accompanied by an adult.
March 21, 7:45 -10 p.m.
The Laughing Derby - Comedy Caravan
1250 Bardstown Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40204
laughingderby.com/tickets
502-459-0022
$15
 
Pearls & Pumps at the Olmstead
Walking the runway at The Olmsted will be local models showing off the latest from Louisville-area boutiques like Serendipity, Clodhoppers, Rodeo Drive, Merci Boutique, Monkee’s of Louisville and JB & Me, along with The Carlisle Collection and Von Maur. This first fashion show of the season will include looks for a Derby Day brunch, going to the track, your neighborhood barbeque and a night out on the town. Bring your friend or family member who is a cancer survivor and watch them strut their stuff during our NEW Survivor Runway Walk! Vendors at the event will include ReVive, Cellar Door Chocolate, Art by Liesl Long, Glass Beads by Fran Ferrell, Drinks at the Plaza (Derby hats by Kathey Schickli), Moss Hill, Pass the Pearl, Two Chicks and more. While checking out spring styles, participants can nosh on hors d’oeuvres and sip mimosas. You can also take a chance at winning a great prize, such as a trip to Orlando; a private home for a week in Winter Park, Colo.; bourbon and restaurant packages and spa package including services by Corbett Cosmetic Surgery, manicure/pedicure, and more. All proceeds will go to support women’s cancer care at Baptist Health Louisville and Baptist Health La Grange.
March 22, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Olmsted
3701 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, Kentucky 40206
www.supportbaptisthealth.org
502-896-7475
$60
 
Best Buddies Kentucky Friendship Walk at Seneca Park
The Friendship Walk is the latest and greatest life-changing movement created by Best Buddies. Since 2009, more than 40,000 participants have walked in over 22 states, and raised over 3 million dollars for Best Buddies. Ultimately, the Friendship Walk changes lives, as participants walk for inclusion, friendship, leadership, and opportunity for people with and without Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Every Friendship Walk promotes an atmosphere for new friendships, promising opportunities, and most of all, inclusion for all people. Walk for inclusion. Walk for friendship. Walk for a better community. Proceeds from the walk play a fundamental part in funding their state programs, which provide one-to-one friendships, leadership development and integrated job opportunities for individuals with IDD. Your generosity will create life-changing possibilities.
March 22, 9 a.m – 1 p.m.
Seneca Park
3151 Pee Wee Reece Road
Louisville, KY 40206
www.bestbuddieskentucky.org/walk
502-736-0838
No registration fee
Each participant is encouraged to raise $50 to receive a t-shirt
 
Water by the Bridge Auto Show
The 5th Annual Water by the Bridge European auto show will be hosted on the Waterfront. Attendance has doubled in the last years of the auto show and it is expected that more than 750+ cars will be welcome along with exciting, new vendors. Vendors include: Grossman Tuning, Team Eurotrash, Revo Technik, Eurojet, Bachman Volkswagon, and United Motorsport.  Check out their Facebook for more information here:https://www.facebook.com/WaterByTheBridge
March 22, 10 a.m – 4 p.m.
Waterfront Park
129 East River Rd
Louisville, Kentuckt 40202
hwww.waterbythebridge.com
502-574-3768
Free walk-in
 
Louisville Ballet School 2014 Spring Showcase
The Spring Showcase is a main stage feature performance created especially for the students of the Louisville Ballet School. Performers discover the art of storytelling through dance while sharing in the traditions of the full-length classical ballets. As an important aspect of the training offered at the Louisville Ballet School, all Beginning through Advanced level and Youth Open Division students are invited participate in the annual Spring Showcase. Showcase dancers attend regular rehearsals in addition to his/her regular classes. The performance of Alice in Wonderland and Fresh Picked will feature both classical and contemporary choreography. From classical ballet repertoire to world premiere ballets choreographed by Louisville Ballet Company dancers and Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble members, this program serves to enrich the artistic growth of each young dancer as well as delight audiences.
March 23, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Memorial Auditorium
970 S. 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202
www.louisvilleballet.org/DanceSchool
(502) 583-3150 x1
$9+
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