Louisville.com's Weekender: Events for May 17-20, 2012

 


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'The Full Monty' at the Jewish Community Center

Seeing how much their wives enjoy watching male strippers during their girls’ night out, unemployed steelworkers in Buffalo, N.Y. come up with a bold way to make some quick cash. In the process they find renewed self-esteem, the importance of friendship and the ability to have fun.

Though May 20
Jewish Community Center
3600 Dutchmans Lane
jccoflouisville.org/cultural_arts/centerstage.asp
502-459-0660
$18


Coffee and Conversation: Human Rights and Land Rights in Colombia at Java Brewing Company

For the next Coffee & Conversation event, the Java Brewing Company will be hosting a U.S. State Department-sponsored group from Colombia that's traveling the United States discussing human rights and land rights. The delegation is part of a single-country project for Colombia and is made up of individuals whose professions involve human rights and land rights/tenure. This social event in a relaxed setting will give you the chance to get to know some of the interesting visitors who pass through Louisville via World Affairs Council programs. Coffee and a light snack will be provided to attendees.

May 17, 6 p.m.
Java Brewing Company
1707 Bardstown Road
javabrewingco.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=68&Itemid=66
502-384-3555
Free


'The Snowflake Theory' at The Bard's Town

Jewish widow Marge is ready to re-invent herself, but when both her son and daughter arrive and have something to say, chaos ensues. A delightful romantic comedy.

Through May 20
The Bard's Town
1801 Bardstown Road
thebardstown.com
502-749-5275
$15-16

 

Lecture with artist Ryan McGinness at 21c Museum Hotel

New York-based artist Ryan McGinness grew up in Virginia Beach, Va., and studied at Carnegie Mellon University as an Andrew Carnegie Scholar. McGinness creates paintings, sculpture and environments marked by his distinctive use of the visual language of public signage, commercial logos and contemporary iconography. Interested in the perceived value of forms, McGinness employs the power of the anonymous aesthetic to communicate personal expressions. His work is in numerous public collections, including New York City's Museum of Modern Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art.

May 18, 6:30 p.m.
21c Museum Hotel
700 W. Main St.
21cmuseumhotels.com/louisville/visit/calendar/event/lecture-with-artist-ryan-mcginness/
502-217-6300
Free


Paddock Concert Series at Churchill Downs

An expert at blending musical genres, Citizen Cope, tells stories with music while incorporating hip-hop beats, quiet piano melodies, blues and a hint of pop. Admission gates will open at 1:30 p.m. and the first race will be 2:45 p.m. Happy Hour drink specials include $3 Stella Draft Beer from 4-7 p.m. in the paddock area. The featured performance is expected around 8 p.m. and each post-race concert will last approximately 90 minutes. The first 850 people in attendance for the concert will be allowed access into the saddling paddock to watch the concert up close in a VIP Watch Area free of charge.

May 18, 1:30–9:45 p.m.
Churchill Downs
700 Central Ave.
churchilldowns.com
502-636-4400
$3, $10 after 7 p.m.


The Alley Theater presents 'This is Not a Pipe Dream'

Based freely on the work and early life of surrealist artist Rene Magritte, this unorthodox adventure in theatrical form celebrates art and the imagination. This is Not a Pipe Dream is the story of young Rene who wants to be an artist, a notion dismissed by his father as "a pipe dream." Encouraged by his mother, before her untimely death, the boy begins his quest, following his vision into the delightfully absurd magic-realism of his famous paintings. Boy and audience discover something of the true power of dreams and the triumph of imagination.

May 18–June 3
Speed Art Museum
2035 S. Third St.
speedmuseum.org
502-634.2700
$15 for adults, $10 for 12 and under (ticket includes admission to museum)
 

Muddy Fanatic

The most exhilarating day of your life has arrived. This 5K adventure race is filled with mud, water, fire and obstacles like you have never seen before. The exhilaration continues after the race with live music, food, and beer (for those 21 and older).

May 19, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
muddyfanatic.com
502-376-8344
$65.00 (save $5 using code "LouisvilleAd" at check out)


Old Louisville SpringFest

The Old Lousiville Neighborhood Council and District 6 Councilman David James present the first Old Louisville SpringFest. The festival will be a day-long Parisian-style flea market that celebrates Old Louisville’s love of history, culture, diversity, food and style. Proceeds benefit area neighborhood associationsand Kosair Chairities.

May 19, 10 a.m.–11 p.m.
1st Street Between Oak and Magnolia Streets
100 W. Ormsby Ave.
oldlouisvillespringfest.org
502-635-5244
Free


Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant VIP Grand Opening

You're invited to attend the private VIP grand opening of Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant on Saturday, May 19, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Cocktails and hors d'oervres will be served, and alcoholic beverages will continue to be available for purchase at a reduced price with proceeds benefiting the Boys and Girls Haven. RSVP required.

May 19, 5–9 p.m.
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
400 S. 4th St.
facebook.com/GBLouisville
502-254-1984


Fleur De Licious—Louisville Restaurant Week

Fleur De Licious, Louisville's restaurant week, is a nine-day event that allows visitors and residents to experience some of the city's new and exciting downtown cuisine. Fleur De Licious is also proud to be partnering with the Hometown Tourist Celebration, in connection with National Tourism Week. With some of Louisville's finest restaurants such as Harvest, Hillbilly Tea and Vincenzo's taking part, this event will surely be a delight for foodies and those looking to experience downtown's dining atmosphere. Visit the website to see the full list of restaurants and specials.

Through May 20
Downtown Louisville
fleurdelicious.info


The Buy Local First Fair at the Water Tower

The Buy Local First Fair, a celebration of locally owned/operated boutiques/shops, galleries, restaurants, breweries and much more. There will be farmers market booths, local art, handmade treasures, a variety of delicious food, live music, Top Chef competition, a kids area, craft beer and raffle.

May 20, 2-6 p.m.
The Watertower
3005 River Road
facebook.com/events/166085513514935/
502-693-9898
Free, parking is $5


Ohio Valley Wrestling at Expo Five

Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) is an American developmental professional wrestling promotion based in Louisville. Doors open at 5 p.m. and first bell is at 6 p.m.

May 20, 5 p.m.
Expo Five
2900 S. Seventh St.
expofive.com/1024_upcoming.html
502-637-5218
$5 in advance/ $7 at the door

  
 

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