Where to Go and What to Do This Weekend in Louisville (May 15 - 18)

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MegaBITE at the Kentucky Science Center
Explore the science behind food, sample local and eclectic bites, engage in demonstrations, and romp in a kids-free Kentucky Science Center. Cash Bar – Adults 21 and over, please.
May 15, 6 – 10 p.m.
Louisville Science Center
727 W Main St
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
(502) 561-6100
$20 non-members, $15 members

 

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built to Amaze!
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built To Amaze!, is an extraordinarily engineered circus experience where children of all ages find out what it takes to build The Greatest Show On Earth. The foundation is set and the rising anticipation of high-energy hijinks and hilarity. Built To Amaze! opens with the All-Access Pre-show where everyone is invited to join the fun and meet the Built To Amaze! international cast of performers as they prepare for the show. Audiences also can pick up some moves during the dance party, try on custom designed costumes, learn circus skills like juggling from the famous Ringling Bros. Clown Alley and even have the opportunity to witness and win a one-of-a-kind masterpiece created by Asia, Ringling Bros. very own painting pachyderm!
May 16, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
KFC YUM Center
1 Arena Plaza
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
kfcyumcenter.com
(502) 690-9000
Ticket Prices Vary

Viking Assault Louisville
A 3.1 mile long fun run. The existing terrain is transformed into the most challenged course possible with 13 man-made obstacles, mud pits, and an exciting atmosphere. Viking Assault’s courses are designed so 90 percent of runners who can complete a 3-mile run can complete the course. It takes many participants over an hour to complete the course.  There will be beer. There will be a jolly atmosphere. There will be mud.
May 17, 10:30 – 4 p.m.
Floyd County Fair Grounds
2818 Green Valley Road
New Albany, IN 47715
www.vikingassault.com/Louisville14.html
(812) 760-5298
$50

30th Annual Bar-B-Q Pitt Festival
On Saturday, May 17, the aroma of smoking meats and burgoo will fill the air around Pitt Academy, heralding the 30th Annual Bar-B-Q Pitt Festival. With awesome food, outstanding music, children’s area and game booths, there will be something for everyone who enjoys great food and fun! The barbecue artisans from Ole Hickory Pit will slowly cook the finest meats over their natural wood pits … smoldering them to perfection the old-fashioned way. Pork, mutton, and chicken will be served, along with delicious Burgoo and from scratch side dishes of potato salad, coleslaw and barbeque beans! Bulk orders will be available too!
May 17, 4 – 11 p.m.
Pitt Academy
6010 Preston Hwy.
Louisville, Kentucky 40219
www.pitt.com
502-966-6979
Free Admission

The May Re-Flea
The Flea Off Market happens around once a month in the warmer months and is one of Louisville's quintessential pleasures. Nothing says "keep Louisville weird" like strolling around with a Flea Tea, and burger from Grind, picking up antiques, art, and various fripperies. Last weekend's Flea was plagued with bad weather, so this weekend the Flea is holding a "May Re-Flea" on Saturday, at Fresh Start Grower's Supply.  So come on out, buy local, and support artists and small businesses in your community!
May 17, 10 – 6 p.m.
The Flea Off Market
1007 East Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY 40206
www.facebook.com/thefleaoffmarket
502-552-0061 or 502-418-3567
No admission charge

10th Annual Forest Fest at Jefferson Memorial Forest
Come out for a great day filled with Bluegrass Music, exquisite wood crafts and fun activities for the entire family. Event is FREE; Parking is $10.
May 17, 11 – 7 p.m.
Jefferson Memorial Forest
11311 Mitchell Hill Road
Fairdale, KY 40118 www.louisvilleky.gov/MetroParks/parks/jeffersonmemorialforest
502-368-5404
Event is free; Parking is $10
 

Denny and Susan Crums' Barbeque Bash 
Denny and Susan Crum are inviting the public to join them at their home as they host the 2014 Crums’ Barbeque Bash on Sunday, May 18. The event will benefit The Mattingly Center, an organization that provides services for adults with developmental disabilities. Texas Roadhouse is providing the food for the event, and live music will be performed by Moe Bear and Full Throttle. “We have been helping adults with disabilities for years with our involvement with The Mattingly Center and feel that hosting this casual, fun event is a great way to spread awareness about the Center while raising some much needed funds,” said Denny Crum. VIP tickets which include a pre-reception and photo with Denny are $125. Sponsorships are also available starting at $200.

May 18, 4 – 7 p.m.
The home of Denny and Susan Crum
Ticket purchasers will be provided with address
Fisherville, Kentucky 40023
cpslf.ejoinme.org/bbqbash
502-451-6200 ext. 205
$75 per ticket; $125 per VIP ticket 

Buy Local Fair 2014 at Louisville Water Tower Park
Show your support for local businesses at the Buy Local Fair, this Sunday at the Louisville Water Tower Park! The fair will host 170+ local businesses, including food and drink vendors, artists and craftspeople, community organizers and farmers. Fair-goers will also enjoy the raffle tent, where they can bid on a variety of very cool goodies from local businesses. Four local fitness instructors will keep festival-goers in shape with a live Zumba demonstration, and local bands Bookshelf, Karston Nelson, Small Time Napoleon, and Field of Kings will keep the groove going. RYE will defend its title in this year’s live Iron Chef-style cooking competition against new challenger Decca. Parking is $5, but admission to the event is free!
May 18, 12 – 6 p.m.
Louisville Water Tower Park
3005 River Rd.
Louisville, KY 40207
www.keeplouisvilleweird.com/buylocalfair
502-569-3600
Free admission ($5 parking)

Photo courtesy of Viking Assault's Facebook Page
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