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    A Big Lebowski Event at Carmichael's

    The day before the 11th Annual Lebowski Fest kicks off, Carmichael's will host author and editor Peter S. Fosl for a signing and reading of his new book The Big Lebowski and Philosophy. Is abiding a virtue? Does Walter's aggression illustrate the principles of just war theory? Does bowling help Donny, Walter and the Dude resist nihilism? Does the Dude exemplify the Taoist way of life? Is the Dude a feminist ally? Come to Carmichael's and find out.

    July 19, 7 p.m.
    Carmichael's Bookstore
    2720 Frankfort Ave.
    carmichaelsbookstore.com
    502-896-6950
    Free


    Mindless Behavior at the Louisville Palace

    Mingling R&B grooves, pop hooks and hip-hop swag, the teen quartet—Prodigy, Roc Royal, Ray Ray and Princeton—has quickly become a modern musical phenomenon with an army of screaming fans following them everywhere. And now they're coming to Louisville.

    July 19, 7 p.m.
    Louisville Palace
    625 S. 4th St.
    louisvillepalace.com
    502-583-4555
    $45


    Tedeschi Trucks Band at Iroquois Amphitheater

    In June 7, 2011 Tedeschi Trucks Band released its debut album, Revelator, which Rolling Stone referred to as a “masterpiece” and gave the album four out of five stars. And this February, Revelator won a Grammy for Best Blues Album of the Year. TTB's second album, Everybody’s Talkin’, is a collection of live recordings from a week of shows. Everybody’s Talkin’ is both a catalog of a triumphant year of growth and a great listening experience. Tracks flow one into the next with the collective spirit and lift of a typical TTB concert— raising the roof with a Saturday night sense of abandon and gently concluding with a Sunday morning spiritual. 

    July 19, 7:30 p.m.
    Iroquois Amphitheater
    1080 Amphitheater Road
    ticketfly.com
    502-897-5331
    $29-$65

    Snap a photo at 2:20 p.m. of anything in Kentucky

    This Friday, Louisville.com is giving you the opportunity to show off your home state. Since Kentucky just turned 220, let’s celebrate by gathering pictures of the commonwealth at one precise minute—at 2:20 p.m. on July 20, snap a candid photo of anything happening in Kentucky. Seriously, anything (well, that's not obscene). The goal is to keep it simple and showcase everyday Kentucky.  Then, e-mail your candid shot to [email protected] so we can post it on our Pinterest page. And the best shots will be showcased on our website.

    July 20, 2:20 p.m.
    Anywhere in Kentucky
    louisville.com/content/pinterest-contest-visual-art
     

    Lebowski Fest 2012

    Lebowski Fest is a celebration of all things related to the 1998 Coen brothers cult comedy, The Big Lebowski. Fans of the film (aka achievers) come from far and wide to drink white Russians, throw some rocks and party with an array of Dudes, Walters and Maudes (not to mention a nihilist or two).

    July 20-21
    Various venues
    lebowskifest.com
    502-583-9290
    Various prices


    Lebanese American Club with Maddie Won't Smoke

    For a great evening of food, fun, dancing and cutting-edge music, join  the Lebanese American Club for a fundraiser for the Louisville Coalition for the Homeless. Maddie Won't Smoke is performing at 8 p.m. If you want a great steak dinner with a Lebanese flair, come at 6 p.m. There'll be a belly dancer and raffles too.

    July 20, 6 p.m.
    Lebanese American Country Club
    3020 River Road
    facebook.com/#!/MaddieWontSmoke
    $5.00 music, $20.00 music and dinner
     



    Ninth Annual Dr. Ed Morgan/Kiwanis Grand Slam Four Mile Run/Walk

    Named in honor of Dr. Edgar Morgan, Sr., a well-known Louisville family physician and long-time member of the Kiwanis Club, this four-mile run/walk benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana and The Heuser Hearing and Language Academy. At the age of 66, the retired Dr. Morgan took up running and soon completed his first of many marathons, including the prestigious New York and Boston Marathons. Dr. Morgan became an advocate for the Louisville running community, and went on to compete in hundreds of area road races well into his eighties. Dr. Morgan co-founded the Louisville Kiwanis Grand Slam 4 Mile race in 2003 and was an active participant until his passing at age 92 in 2011. Walk in registration is available at Fleet Feet Sports, 2239 Taylorsville Road (502-479-URUN), through 7 p.m. Friday, July 20. All registrants will receive a race t-shirt and one ticket to Saturday evening’s Louisville Bats game. The overall top male and female race finishers will receive a Louisville Slugger baseball bat and will throw out the first pitch at the Bats game. The top three male and female finishers in each age group will also receive awards. The awards presentation will begin at 9:15 a.m. at Slugger Field, and a free pancake breakfast will take place there as well.

    July 21, 8 a.m.
    Slugger Field
    401 E. Main St.
    RiverCityRaces.com
    502-587-0494
    $20 early registration, $25 after July 18


    Circus Circus at the Kentucky Center

    Does it make sense that a violent crime would receive more time than a non-violent crime? Based on a true story, this one of a kind play includes original music and imagery. Ages 15 and up due to strong language.

    Through July 21
    Kentucky Center- MeX Theater
    kentuckycenter.org/Events/Circus-Circus/9383#tab-performances-link
    501 West Main Street
    502-584-7777
    $16


    Willie Jeffries CD release party at Headliners

    Local singer/songwriter Willie Jeffries is celebrating the release of his new album with some friends at Headliners. Three acts will be performing original music this evening, with Jeffries taking the stage around 10:30 p.m.

    July 21, 7 p.m.
    Headliners Music Hall
    1386 Lexington Road
    facebook.com/events/368408809858253/
    502-584-8088
    $10


    Jeff Dunham at the KFC Yum! Center

    Jeff Dunham is a ventriloquist and stand-up comedian who has also appeared on numerous television shows, including The Late Show with David Letterman, Comedy Central Presents, The Tonight Show and Sonny With a Chance.

    July 22, 5 p.m.
    KFC Yum! Center
    1 Arena Plaza
    ticketmaster.com/Jeff-Dunham-tickets/artist/806157
    $48.50


    Louisville Bats host the Pawtucket Red Sox at Louisville Slugger Field

    Come support the AAA affiliate of the greatest team in professional sports, the Boston Red Sox. Let's go Paw Sox, clap, clap, clap clap clap!

    Louisville Slugger Field
    401 E. Main St.
    milb.com/documents/2012/04/30/30050226/1/2012_Louisville_Bats_Home_Schedule_%28listed%29.pdf
    502-212-2287
    Various prices


    Gordon Biersch tasting event

    Sample small plates of our chef’s features expertly paired with our fresh, Gordon Biersch beers as our brewer, Dave Stacey, explains the brewing process and takes you on a private tour of the brewery. Advance registration is required and you must be 21 years of age or older.

    July 22, 12 p.m.
    Gordon Biersch
    Fourth Street Live!
    gordonbiersch.com/locations/louisville-ky
    502-589-8935

      
     

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