Louisville.com Weekender: Events for Feb. 21-24

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French Week dining at Lilly’s

 

Enjoy special prix fixe menus by guest chef Jean-Marc Larrue. The prix fixe menus change nightly. Wine expert David DuBou of Vintner Select has created a list of suggested French wine pairings which will be available by the glass for $9 to $15. Reservations are recommended for dinner.

 

Feb. 21-26

Lily's 

1147 Bardstown Road

502-451-0447

lillyslapeche.com

$40 to $75 per person, plus alcohol, tax and gratuity

 

 

AP Correspondent and Louisvillian Jonathan Katz signs his new book at Carmichael's

 

Carmichael's Bookstore and the Society of Professional Journalists welcome journalist Jonathan Katz for a signing of his new book "The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster." On January 12, 2010, the deadliest earthquake ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere struck Haiti. Rescuers and aid workers rushed to save lives as the world pledged more than $15.3 billion for relief and reconstruction. Yet nearly three years later, Haiti is still in crisis. Katz, the only full-time U.S. journalist stationed in Haiti at the time, was there to witness the destruction and its aftermath.

 

Feb. 21, 7 p.m.

Carmichael's Bookstore

2720 Frankfort Ave.

502-896-6950

carmichaelsbookstore.com

Free

 

 

Jerry Seinfeld at The Louisville Palace

 

Popular comedian Jerry Seinfeld from the hit TV series "The Marriage Ref" is set to perform live at The Louisville Palace.

 

The Louisville Palace

625 S. Fourth St.

502-583-4555

louisvillepalace.com/event/1600495EF1255928

$48-78

 

 

 

Luke Bryan at the KFC Yum! Center

 

Luke Bryan’s career has rocketed towards superstar status in the past couple of years. He has seen his recent album "Tailgates & Tanlines" sell more than 1 million copies and remain a Top 5 album for all of 2012. He co-hosted the “CMA Music Festival: Country's Night to Rock" special on ABC, has taken home trophies at both the ACM Awards and CMT Music Awards and opened concert tours for artists such as Jason Aldean, Rascal Flatts and Tim McGraw.

 

Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m.

KFC Yum! Center

1 Arena Plaza

502-690-9000

kfcyumcenter.com/events/detail/luke-bryan-dirt-road-diaries-tour

$54, $29.25

 

 

'Chasing Ophelia' at the Bard's Town

 

The Bard's Town Theatre opens its 2013 season with the hit comedy "Chasing Ophelia." It follows the critical development of newly-formed character Ned Mark, who finds love, loses love, and chases after love. In the process, he completely upends the character world around him—and begins to find his purpose.

 

Feb. 21-March 3

The Bard's Town

1801 Bardstown Road

502-749-5275

thebardstown.com

$12-15

 

 

Matt Hart & Patrick Wensink at Java Brewing Company

 

Matt Hart is the author of four books of poems, most recently "Sermons and Lectures Both Blank and Relentless." A fifth collection, "Debacle Debacle," is forthcoming from  in 2013. A co-founder and the editor-in-chief of "Forklift, Ohio: A Journal of Poetry, Cooking & Light Industrial Safety," he lives in Cincinnati where he teaches at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and plays in the band Travel. Patrick Wensink is the bestselling author of "Broken Piano for President" and three other books. His essays have appeared in the New York Times, Huffington Post and others. The New Yorker once wrote one, whole, entire sentence about him. He nearly choked on whatever he was eating at the time. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m., open mic sign-ups at 7:00. As always, Java will be offering drink specials on beer and wine

 

Feb 22, 7 p.m.

Java Brewing Company

1707 Bardstown Road

502-384-3555

facebook.com/events/339147836189986/

Free

 

 

 

Knitting Workshop at Locust Grove

 

Learn to knit or refresh your skills at this knitting class from Locust Grove education coordinator and long-time knitter, Diane Statler. You'll learn several patterns as you create a scarf. Please bring a pair of size eight knitting needles, a cable hook, a skein of worsted-weight yarn and your lunch.

 

Feb. 23, 10 a.m.

Locust Grove

561 Blankenbaker Lane

502-897-9845

locustgrove.org

$25

 

 

Old Friends Along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail fundraising event at the Seelbach Hilton

 

The Annual Old Friends Along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail is a fundraising event with proceeds to benefit Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement. This event includes a bourbon tasting, three-course dinner in the AAA five-star Oakroom and live and silent auctions.

 

Feb. 23, 6 p.m.

Seelbach Hilton Hotel

500 S. 4th St.

502-863-1775 

oldfriendsequine.org

$100

 

 

'Jackie and Me' at the Kentucky Center

 

Joey Stoshack is a headstrong young boy with a special talent for time travel. When Joey is assigned to write a report on an African American who has made an important contribution to society, he uses his special ability to go back to NYC in the year 1947 to meet one of history’s greatest baseball players, Jackie Robinson. This trip will forever change his view of history and his definition of courage. Parental warning: This performance has moments of racially charged language authentic to the time period and integral to Jackie Robinson’s story and is best suited for people 8 and older

 

Feb. 23, 2 and 5 p.m.

Kentucky Center, Bomhard Theater

501 W Main St.

800-775-7777

kentuckycenter.org/Stage-One/12-13/Jackie-and-Me/8929#tab-show-information-link

$19.75


 

Carl Casper's Custom and the Louisville New Car 50th Annual Car Show

 

50th anniversary celebration featuring all three Batmobiles, Gigantic Cure Juvenile Diabetes Raffle, Top 20 Most Popular Carl Casper Automotive Creations, Victoria Justice from Victorious,WWE Wrestler Sheamus, Night Rider, and much more.

 

Feb. 22-24

Kentucky Exposition Center

937 Phillips Lane 

502-689-2034

carlcasper.com

$15.00 adults, $5.00 for ages 6-12, 5 and under free

 

 

Chris Botti at the Brown Theatre

 

One of the world’s top-selling instrumental artists, trumpeter Chris Botti is also a talented composer and a charismatic performer. Drawing from the worlds of pop, jazz, classical and other genres, Botti created his own signature sound, transforming the world of contemporary jazz while simultaneously finding success in the pop music sphere.

 

Feb. 24, 7 p.m.

The Brown Theatre

315 W. Broadway

502-584-7777

kentuckycenter.org

$60, $45, $35 

 

 

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