Zach's weekend picks for Louisville: Watch boxing, get your flu shot, learn about fungus

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Professional Championship Boxing Expo Five 2900 S. 7th St. Oct. 16, 7-11 p.m. Live boxing returns to Louisville, the only city that's been home to four heavyweight boxing champions (Marvin Hart, Jimmy Ellis, Greg Page and one other fellow whose name escapes me), this weekend with the first Championship Boxing Match. According to the Louisville Courier-Journal, the event, which is being held to honor Page, who passed away five months ago, is a fundraiser to benefit children with disabilities. The main event is Dennis “The Nigerian Nightmare” Ogboo versus Chris Eppley in a World Boxing Federation-sanctioned cruiserweight championship match. Tickets are $30. Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinic BaptistWorx 3303 Fern Valley Road Oct. 17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. BaptistWorx is offering seasonal flu--not H1N1--shots this weekend. You've got to be 12 or older to be shot up and pregnant ladies will need a note from their obstetrician to get the shot (which seems bizarre as our OB encouraged my wife to get it). The shot is $25, which is about the cost of three packs of Tylenol Cold & Flu and a box of tissues. Fungus Among Us Louisville Nature Center 3745 Illinois Ave. Oct. 17 1-2:30 p.m. After my delicious encounter with black fungus salad in Shenzhen, China, last week, I've become obsessed with fungi--my most benign and least costly obsession to date. Naturalist Kerry Jones will teach you that fungi are more than just delicious, their important too at the Louisville Nature Center. And dress appropriately; after the indoor presentation you'll be heading into the forest. The cost is a donation to the Nature Center. Germantown/Schnitzelburg Octoberfest Art Fair Intersection of Hickory and Burnett Streets Oct. 17, 4 p.m.-midnight I'm sick of Louisville's never-ending drip of art fairs, but this one is accompanied by German food. It also raises funds for the MUSCL Senior Wellness Center in Schnitzelburg. Men's Open Basketball Leagues Jewish Community Center 3600 Dutchmans Lane Oct. 18, 12 p.m. Attention middle-aged men: time to pack your duffle bag with tape, Bengay and wristbands and relive your intramural glory days when you once put in 16 points against KA. The JCC's men's open basketball league tips off Sunday and runs through Jan. 24. The cost is $75 for non-members and $45 for members, which includes eight games, a single-elimination tournament and a t-shirt. For more information: Read about how the Kentucky Derby puts Louisville on the map in Shenzhen, China. (Photo: Flickr/sylvar)
About Zach Everson
Travel news/travel buzz editor at MapQuest. Previously, I was a freelance writer, contributing to The Wall Street Journal, Air Canada's enRoute, Eater, 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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