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    National Wheelchair Basketball Association Championship

    The National Wheelchair Basketball Association (NWBA) is comprised of over 200 basketball teams across twenty-two conferences and seven divisions. The NWBA was founded in 1948, and today consists of men's, women's, intercollegiate, and youth teams throughout the United States of America and Canada.

    April 18-21
    Kentucky Exposition Center South Wing C

    937 Phillips Lane
    Louisville, KY 40209

    502-367-5000

    http://www.nwba.org/
    $5 per day or $15 for tournament

     

    Louisville Bats vs. Indianapolis Indians

    Your Louisville Bats open their three game Thunder Weekend homestand against the rival Indianapolis Indians tonight with the $1 Beer Happy Hour. All fans age 21 or older can enjoy $1 Bud and Bud Light beer throughout the stadium from 5:30 pm-7:00 pm with live music on the Overlook Deck.

    April 18, 6:35 p.m. First Pitch
    Louisville Slugger Field
    401 E. Main Street
    502-852-8976 
    http://www.batsbaseball.com
    Various

     
    Bourbon Women's Distillery and Ghost Tour at Buffalo Trace

    Join us for a night of education, networking and fun! The evening begins with passed hors d'oeuvres and cocktails in the Elmer T. Lee Club House, followed by Bourbon tastings with Master Distiller, Harlen Wheatley. Guests will have an opportunity to enjoy a walking tour of the distillery....including the popular ghost tour. According to lore, there are more spirits residing at the Distillery than those aging in the warehouses. Featured on the popular TV show Ghost Hunters,® Buffalo Trace Distillery has long been rumored to have visits from the supernatural, most notably the ghost of Col. Blanton. Hear the legendary stories and get a look into the more haunted sites of the Distillery
    April 18, 5:30 p.m.
    Buffalo Trace Distillery
    113 Great Buffalo Trace
    Frankfort, KY 40601
    502-696-5926
    http://www.bourbonwomen.org
    $25 members, $35 non-members

     

    The 2013 Fillies Ball
    Benefiting the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation, the Fillies Ball is the coronation ball where a queen is chosen from the Kentucky Derby Festival Princesses by the spin of the wheel. The night before Thunder, The Ball is an exciting and memorable Kickoff to The Derby Season. This year, rock the night away with the Crashers!

    April 19, 6:30p.m.
    The Galt House

    140 4th St
    502-895-2401
    http://www.thefillies.org
    $175 per person

     
    Derby Festival Basketball Classic

    The Derby Festival Basketball Classic has showcased some of the nation’s finest high school talent before the players move onto to collegiate and professional levels. Players such as Jamal Mashburn, Moses Malone, Rex Chapman, Pervis Ellison, Isaiah Thomas, Dominique Wilkins, Darrell Griffith, Derek Anderson, Anfernee Hardaway and Michael Beasley have starred in the Classic.

    Tickets for the Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic also offer free admission for the ticket holder to The Night of Future Stars held Thursday, April 18 at Floyd Central High School at 7 p.m.

    April 19, 7p.m.
    Freedom Hall, Kentucky Exposition Center

    937 Phillips Lane
    502-367-5000
    http://kdf.org/
    $11-$16


     
    XFC 23: Louisville Slugfest

    The local and national superstars of XFC-Xtreme Fighting Championship return to Louisville in this professional MMA event.


     

    April 19, 7p.m.
    Kentucky International Convention Center
    221 4th Street
    502-367-5180
    http://www.officialxfc.com
    $27-105

     

    Louisville Chorus presents Charpentier's Te Deum and Gounod's Messe Solennelle "Saint Cecilia"

    Soloists Mary Redden, Darlene Welch, Ricky Case and Alexander Redden are joined by Louisville Philharmonia—The Musician's Orchestra

    April 19, 7p.m.
    St. Brigid Catholic Church
    1520 Hepburn Ave.
    502-968-6300
    http://louisvillechorus.org
    $6-$18


    Jason Aldean: 2013 Night Train Tour

    With Jake Owen and Thomas Rhett

    April 19, 7:30p.m.
    KFC Yum! Center

    1 Arena Plaza

    http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/16004A55DA4B7ABC?artistid=984829&majorcatid=100017minorcatid=2
    $25.75-$50.75

     

    National Poetry Month Poetry Reading

    Carmichael's welcomes Louisville poets Lynnell Edwards, Jeffrey Skinner, Frederick Smock and Jerriod Avant for a poetry reading in celebration of National Poetry Month and the publication of the biannual "A Narrow Fellow" poetry anthology. Included in the anthology are never-before published poems by the poets. The name of the journal comes from one of Emily Dickinson's best-read poems about "a narrow fellow in the grass." You won't want to miss this very special event.

    April 20, 4p.m.
    Carmichael's Bookstore
    2720 Frankfort Ave.
    502-896-6950
    http://www.carmichaelsbookstore.com
    Free
    Thunder Over Louisville
    To some, it’s the official kick-off to the Kentucky Derby Festival. To others, it’s the unofficial beginning of spring. But to all, it’s simply one of the largest annual fireworks shows in North America and the setting for some of the most memorable moments you’ll ever share. So prepare yourself for Thunder Vision 2013, a sparkling display set to the symphonic sounds of TV through the years.
    April 20, 3p.m. Air Show and 9:30p.m. Fireworks
    Downtown on the River
    http://thunderoverlouisville.org
    Free

    Festival of the Dogwood
    Audubon Park, one of Louisville’s oldest and most beautiful neighborhoods will be celebrating the Festival of the Dogwood April 19 to 21, 2013. After dark, residents will spotlight blooming dogwood trees. Drive through the park and enjoy the sensation of viewing the beauty of several different varieties of dogwood. On Sunday there will be a community concert featuring the River City Concert Band at 3:00 p.m. at Audubon Baptist Church, 1046 Hess Lane.

    April 19-21
    Audubon Park neighborhood

    1046 Hess Lane

    502-634-4921
    http://www.audubonparkky.org/
    Free


    3rd Annual Harrods Creek Paddle

    The 3rd Annual Harrods Creek Paddle is a celebration of Earth Day benefiting Kentucky Waterways Alliance. The paddle will begin at River City Canoe & Kayak starting at noon and ending at 4 pm. Interpretive stations, designed to educate paddlers about the history and current state of Harrods Creek, will be provided by local partner organizations throughout the paddle. Upon return from the paddle, we invite participants to join us for a dinner reception directly next door at Cunningham’s Creekside from 4-6.
    April 21, 12p.m.
    River City Canoe & Kayak

    6313 River Road
    Prospect, KY 40059
    http://kwalliance.org/harrods-creek/
    $30, $20 for children under 18.
    The Zombie Run

    On April 21st, a biochemical leak is going to force Louisville into a apocalyptic zombie outbreak. At the starting line, you'll come across a flipped tanker, the source of the toxic compound. After the first kilometer, you'll enter into a military-controlled apocalypse zone. Beware, this is where your dash from zombies will begin. Around kilometer 3, you'll make it to a vaccination hydration center. The vaccine will fail, and you'll have to continue to sprint from zombies. The last 2 kilometers are a free-for-all, as you charge towards freedom. Zombies are everywhere. Helicopters circle overhead and military personnel distribute face masks for safety during your final steps.

    Runners have the option of wearing a custom, latex free “life-balloon”. Our brain hungry zombies will try to pop your balloon and take your life before your reach the finish line. But if you’re not fast, don’t worry! Our course is designed like a zombie movie set, so if you don’t wear your balloon or survive the race, you’ll still have a spooky run. Dead or alive, all runners get to complete the entire course and attend the Quarantine Party.

    April 21, 12:30p.m.
    Iroquois Park

    1080 Amphitheater Road
    877-881-7216

    http://www.thezombierun.com
    $45
     
     

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