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Spring Meet at Keeneland
Friday: Keeneland Spring Meet - College Scholarship Day
Full-time students receive free general admission with a college I.D. and can register for a $1,000 scholarship and other great prizes. The first 2,000 students to register receive their choice of a Keeneland t-shirt or a Vineyard Vines hat. Also on Friday, play the $200,000 Guaranteed Pick Four and win big when you pick the winners of races 6 – 9.
Saturday: Keeneland Spring Meet
Start your day at Sunrise Trackside. Enjoy Breakfast with the Works, see morning workouts, and entertain the kids with free children’s activities. Then tailgate on The Hill, with live music, food trucks, a wagering tent, big-screen TVs and much more. But be sure to find a spot at the rail to see the running of the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (G1).
Sunday: Keeneland Spring Meet - Military Day at the Races
Presented by Marathon in honor of our armed forces, all active duty, reserve, veterans and military families receive free general admission with a military I.D. Come to the North Terrace from noon to 4 p.m. for free food, live music, special giveaways, children’s activities and more.
April 4 - 6, 2014
4201 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY 40510
McDonald’s Kentucky Derby Festival Thunder Preview Party
Kick off the Kentucky Derby Festival with a special preview of the 2014 Thunder Over Louisville. Join Louisville in a night previewing this year’s Throwback Thunder on a night out with the family. With feature planes displayed, a Coast Guard exhibit to enjoy, helicopter rides offered and a pilot Meet and Greet, this event is sure to kick off the Kentucky Derby Festival with a night of fun.
April 3, 5 – 8 p.m.
Bowman Field, Central American Airways Hanger
2815 Taylorsville Rd
Louisville, KY 40205
Free admission with a 2014 Pegasus Pin or 2014 McDonald’s Thunder Funder cup.
Mayor's Music & Art Series
Bring a brown-bag lunch and enjoy the show! “Louisville has an international reputation for its music, performing and visual arts,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. The Mayor’s Music and Art Series at historic Louisville Metro Hall spotlight local musicians and artists. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. with music starting at 12:10 p.m.
April 3, 11:30 – 1 p.m.
Mayor's Gallery at Louisville Metro Hall
527 W. Jefferson St.
Louisville, KY 40202
Hats Off for Hosparus at Margaret’s Consignment
This charitable event will include wine and hors d'oeuvres, as well as a silent auction of new and gently used Derby hats, fascinators, jewelry and accessories donated or made by local celebrities. All proceeds from the auction will benefit Hosparus of Louisville, an organization that provides comfort and support for patients and their families when a life-limiting illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments.
April 3, 5 – 7 p.m.
2700 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
Louisville Ballet: Complementary Voices
Join the Louisville Ballet as it strives to challenge your perception of dance today and brings the work three prominent choreographers to one program to push the limits. Tulsa World Fragile Stasis said, “…a ballet about the ways couples maintain a connection, the various forms that a romance can take.” Come to the Louisville Ballet for a night of luxurious sights of the Louisville Ballet Company.
April 4, 11 – 12 p.m.
Louisville Ballet Studios
315 E. Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Evan Williams Bourbon Experience at Downtown’s Trolley Hop
Spend the night hopping through downtown on the Trolley Hop. Visit the Evan William’s Bourbon Experience, local art galleries, restaurants, shops, and clubs located along Main and Market streets, as well as the Fourth Street corridor. The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience celebrates the 8th stop on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail with a historical glimpse back in time. The Republic Bank First Friday Trolley Hop is open to the public and held rain or shine, so come out and explore downtown.
April 4, 5 – 9 p.m.
Evan Williams Bourbon Experience
528 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40207
HELLO, DOLLY! At the Kentucky Center
Spend the weekend at the theatre and applauding the classic musical Hello, Dolly! The As Yet Unnamed Theatre Company will present Hello, Dolly! a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, book by Michael Stewart and directed by Elaine Hackett. With a story revolving around Dolly Gallagher’s mischiefs matchmaking in her quintessential American town, you’ll be singing “Hello, Dolly!” at the end.
April 4, 8 – 10 p.m.
Kentucky Center, MeX Theater
502 West Main Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Theatre  presents The Stranger and Ludlow Quinn
Whether you've traveled with us on this whole yearlong journey, or you’re just hearing about this powerful magician, you'll find the complete tale teeming with magic and adventure. We don’t promise the “real” story (because a magician never tells her secrets), but we promise the whole saga. The Stranger and Ludlow Quinn are the serial stories of Ludlow Quinn, Harry Houdini, the mysterious Stranger Millicent Stone, and our hero, Louisvillian Bonnie Burke, intriguing and surprised Trolley Hop audiences on First Fridays since June 2013. Theatre (502) presents a chance to catch all ten chapters and the epic conclusion in one fluid story. Don’t miss this chance at Theatre (502)
April 4, 8 – 10 p.m.
Baron's Theater at Whiskey Row Lofts
131 W Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Bluegrass Magic Tabletop Weekend at Bluegrass Magic
Play board games for charity! Louisville Card Board Gamers and Bluegrass Magic Game Shop are teaming up to offer gaming on International TableTop Day! With a library of over 300 games to check out, door prizes, snacks and proceeds benefiting Blessings in a Backpack, you will not want to miss this event at Bluegrass Magic Game shop. Blessings in a Backpack provides food for elementary school children across America who have little or no food to eat on weekends during the school year. Bluegrass Magic Game Shop is Louisville’s largest game store with space for over 200 players, so why not come out and join the fun?
April 4 - 5, 6 – 2 a.m.
Bluegrass Magic Game Shop
5629 Outer Loop
Louisville, KY 40219
$5.00 Adults, $3.00 children
The Crowns We Wear at Revelry Boutique
This show will feature hats from Nina Rosenberg, who makes hats unlike anyone else in a unique vintage turban style design that is her signature look. Each one is truly unique and no detail is left out – everything from the handmade flowers by Bri Bowers-Norman to the vintage jewels draped around the base. Every angle exudes beauty and refinement. As a Parsons graduate and designer from the NYC studios of Ralph Lauren and Alexander Julian Collection, it’s no wonder Nina Rosenberg was awarded ‘Best New Hat Designer in Louisville’ by the Courier-Journal in 2009. This event is free and open to the public.
April 5, 6 – 9 p.m.
Revelry Boutique Gallery
980 Barrett Ave
Louisville, Kentucky 40204
Civil War Encampment 2014 in Corydon
Civil War living historians will be encamped on the historic downtown square. Walk through the camps to experience the life of a Civil War soldier and civilian during the War. The re-enactors will provide demonstrations in infantry, artillery, nurses, cooks, laundresses, sharp shooters, and surgeons. Civil War field embalming by Dr. Benjamin Lyford of Washington City, DC is certain to be a unique experience for visitors. The encampment is free and open to the public. Friday is an educational day for schools, but public are welcome. Firing of weapons and the cannon will occur on Saturday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. While visiting the square, be sure to take a tour of Indiana's First State Capitol, built in 1816 and the Governor Hendricks' Headquarters, built 1817.
April 4, 10 - 5:00 p.m.
Corydon Capitol State Historic Site
126 E Walnut Street
Corydon, Indiana 47112
Event times and locations may change.