Shakespeare in the Park presents 'Much Ado About Nothing'
Kentucky Shakespeare’s annual Shakespeare in the Park shows offer opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy the works of the brilliant playwright. This year's show features Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing directed by Jane Page. The show is free for all audiences, but for just $20 you get VIP seats, frozen drinks, wait service and more.
Through July 29
1340 S. 4th St.
Free, $20 for VIP
Jazzyblu's Social Summer Series
Every Thursday from 6 to 11 p.m, Jazzyblu hosts a summer social networking event with free admission, a complimentary buffet, Grey Goose drink specials and much more.
July 12, 6 p.m.
815 W. Market St.
Back Porch Sessions at Rye
The Back Porch Sessions at Rye is a series of free outdoor concerts, hosted by artist-in-residence The 23 String Band. These concerts feature performances of brand new material and ambitious programming every month, with surprise appearances by special guests from among the ranks of music's finest. Functioning as a living sound laboratory, each Back Porch Session will create a platform for a creative confluence of sights, sounds, language and movement. Listeners can expect a range of media and disciplines, with a down-home-art-punk aesthetic and an immersive, participatory vibe.
July 12, food and beverage service at 7 p.m., music at 9 p.m.
900 East Market Street
Forecastle Festival at Waterfront Park
Forecastle is a port of call where the world gathers to experience the best in music, art and activism. A celebration of sights, sounds and sustainability, merging entertainment with education, Forecastle inspires a voyage of personal growth and global change.
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Waterfront Park (Great Lawn/Wharf/Festival Plaza)
129 East River Road
$49.50 - $350
Let it Flow poetry slam at Jazzyblu
The Friday Night Vibe with the hottest poetry/spoken-word event. Presented by 30 Something Entertainment this Friday at Jazzyblu. Win a $500 cash prize.
July 13, 8 p.m.
815 W. Market St.
$10 general admission to slam and after party, $15 VIP
Louisville Blues and Barbeque Festival at the Water Tower
Come down to the Water Tower for finger-lickin' food and jams from Memphis and New Orleans.
Louisville Water Tower
3005 River Road
Before 6 p.m., $7; after 6 p.m., $10; kids 10 and under, free
The Flea Off Market and Local Food Fair
Designed to provide an opportunity to those who may have marketable items but no budget for shop space to vend alongside local independent businesses, the Flea Off Market also offers the community an opportunity to come together, mix and mingle, buy, sell, and trade. The Flea Off Market will feature the Local Food Fair this month. Rye, Izzies Grilled Pizzas, Holy Mole, and Black Rock Grill are some of the food vendors who will be serving up toothsome delights. The July market will feature dozens of vendors and collectors offering goods and wares for re-purpose including books, records, bicycles, antiques, vintage motor items, cool old junk, used tools, and other curiosities. There will also be plants, soaps, local fine arts and crafts, farm-fresh goods, live music, performing arts and more.
July 14, 10 a.m.
East Market District
Shelby Street between Market and Jefferson
Fifth Third Bank Curious Kids Days at Fourth Street Live!
This month's theme is curious about the arts. Enjoy music and karaoke by Just Julie and Just Jack, get a star-studded face painting, receive mini-acting instruction, get your picture taken in the photo booth for your publicity shots and then make a You Are A Star picture frame for those pictures, learn to stilt walk and juggle, plus enjoy three big bouncies. You can also register to win four passes to the JCC Centerstage Production of Joseph's Technicolor Coat and the grand prize of four passes to Kaleidoscope and dinner at TGI Friday's.
July 14, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Fourth Street Live!
Celebrate Bastille Day at the Bristol Bar and Grille
The Bristol Bar and Grille is celebrating Bastille Day with French food and wine features. All Bristol locations will offer a special list of French wines selected by Master Sommelier Scott Harper that will be available by the glass, bottle or flight. The Jeffersonville location (700 W. Riverside Dr). also will offer a menu of French dishes created by chef Richard Doering through July 31. These specials are available along with the regular menu from 5 p.m. to close.
July 14-August 25
All Bristol Bar and Grilles
'South Pacific' matinee at Corydon's Hayswood Theater's
Hayswood Theatre will present the musical classic South Pacific which will open on July 13 and run weekends through July 29. Set on an island in the South Pacific during World War II, Rodgers’ and Hammerstein's Tony award winning musical is based on the Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel by James A. Michener, Tales of the South Pacific. The story involves two parallel love stories and focuses on issues of war and prejudice. Nellie Forbush, a spunky young nurse from Arkansas, falls in love with a mature French widower who has two Tonkinese children, while Lt. Joe Cable finds that he has fallen in love with a young native girl.
115 S. Capitol Ave.
Etta May at Comedy Caravan
What’s the best way to describe Etta May? “Minnie Pearl with a migraine.” To put it simply, when May takes the stage, she is the reigning Queen of Southern Sass. Born and raised in Bald Knob, Ark., May grew up alongside nine older brothers, who referred to their baby sister as “the human sacrifice.” In fact, May’s parents—her father, a potpourri farmer, and her mother, bedridden by constant childbearing—did not realize Etta May was a girl until she required a training bra.
1250 Bardstown Road
Diana Krall at The Kentucky Center
A rare jazz artist with an instantly recognizable voice and broad crossover appeal, Diana Krall has been making critically acclaimed music for more than a decade. Krall’s career exploded in 1999 as When I Look in Your Eyes won a Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal and became the first jazz disc to be nominated for Album of the Year in 25 years. In 2002, The Look of Love became a number one bestselling record in the United States, and a five-time platinum-seller in Canada.
July 15, 7 p.m.
The Kentucky Center
501 W. Main Street
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