Zach's weekend picks for Louisville: Breeders Cup Simulcast at Churchill, rant at Day's, tribute to U.S. veterans

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Get in the Game seminar, live races, and Breeder's Cup simulcast Churchill Downs 700 Central Ave. Nov. 7, 11:50 a.m. As part of its fall meet, Churchill Downs is offering Get in the Game seminars every Saturday morning in which track handicapper Jill Byrne (yes, dad, she's the cute one whose advice led to your two winning bets) hosts horse racing insiders in the paddock area for a seminar and question and answer session. This week her guest is John Asher, vice president of communications at Churchill Downs. Afterward watch a full day of live racing, the first post is at 12:40 p.m., plus the Breeders Cub World Championships simulcast. Admission is $3, not including the amount you'll lose at the window. Youth basketball St. Gabriel School 5505 Bardstown Road Nov. 7, 1:30 p.m. The mighty Razorbacks take on a still unnamed opponent Saturday in St. Gabriel's 3rd and 4th grade league. The Razorback's strong inside game, with its twin 4 footers, is going to be the beneficiary of smart point guards and two of the best young coaches in youth basketball (one of whom is me). Admission is free, but if you bring your kids, expect them to whine for money to use at the snack bar. Irish Society of Kentuckiana Ceili Masterson's Restaurant 1830 S. 3rd St. Nov. 7, 6:30 p.m. Apparently an Irish buffet dinner can consist of more than Guinness, potatoes, and fights. Who knew? The menu at the buffet dinner at the Irish Society of Kentucky's fifth annual ceili includes Guinness beef stew, fried fish, and pork loin with grapes. There'll also be live Irish music. Tickets are $28 and it's a cash bar (did you really think there'd be an open bar?). Rant & Rebellion Day's Espresso 1420 Bardstown Road Nov. 7, 7 p.m. Louisville's Aletha Fields hosts the inaugural uncensored open-mic at the city's best coffee house. According to Day's manager, even though the event is uncensored, it's probably best if your spoken word performance contains content more substantial than the beautiful pitter-patter of a barrage of f bombs. Admission is flippin' free. 1944 An Evening In America Frazier Museum 829 W. Main St. Nov. 8, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Three days before Veteran's Day, this music and theater production salutes the men and women of the United States's armed forces, past and present. Admission is $20. Proceeds benefit the Honor Flight Program, a non-profit that honors U.S. veterans by flying them to Washington, DC, so they can visit and reflect upon their memorials on the National Mall. For more information: Read about the great concert you missed last weekend when The Who's Roger Daltrey rocked the Horsehoe Southern Indiana. (Photo: Flickr/Zach Everson)
About Zach Everson
I'm the travel news/travel buzz editor at MapQuest. Previously, I was a freelance writer, contributing to The Wall Street Journal, Air Canada's enRoute, USA Today, Condé Nast Traveller, BlackBook, Curbed, Gridskipper, Deadspin, and Fox News. I also was the founding editor of Eater Louisville and the director of content and editorial strategy for Louisville.com.
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