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IRONMAN will be in Louisville this weekend, presented by Norton Sports Health. Athletes will begin their day with a swim in the Ohio River, then a 112 mile bike ride, followed by a 26.2 miles of flat running. There will be 140.6 miles on the course in all. If you’d like to track an athlete during the event there will be live race day coverage at ironman.com.
August 24, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Varanese Celebrates Seven Years of Success on Frankfort Avenue
Varanese will celebrate its 7th anniversary by featuring $7 drink specials and select appetizers made from local organic products for only $7, in honor of the anniversary. Varanese is an official stop on the Urban Bourbon Trail, and the restaurant offers frequent bourbon dinners and bourbon-infused dishes on the regular menu like Bourbon Barrel Smoked Pork Chop, Bourbon Salmon and Bread Pudding with a bourbon caramel sauce. Varanese, which features an eclectic menu of New American Cuisine, can comfortably seat 150 guests between the bar, dining room and four seasons patio, and can accommodate large parties hosting special events in the private dining area.
August 19, 5:00-6:00 PM
2106 Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky 40206
$7 for drinks and appetizer specials
Stoneware’s August Third Thursday Open House
The August 21 Lifestyle Series is an open house-style shopping event designed to showcase authentic, local makers that feature Stoneware. Third Thursday Lifestyle Series events are held in Stoneware’s new GE Monogram Experience Kitchen. August’s tasting menu, provided by Chefs Joe Castro and Brian Logsdon, includes recipes designed for the home cook to easily recreate and serve in Stoneware including dishes such as the Hot Brown, Benedictine and more. The Chefs' shared experience of cooking together spans 15 years -- first at The English Grill in The Brown Hotel and now at the GE Monogram Experience Center in Louisville.
August 21, 5 – 7 p.m.
731 Brent Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40204
The Third Annual Cure for the Common Book Club
Carmichael's will host its third annual Cure for the Common Book Club this Thursday evening. Several of Carmichael's exceptional and knowledgeable staff members will present fresh ideas, offer suggestions, and entertain you with ways to start, maintain, enliven and spice up your book club. We'll have giveaways, refreshments, love (of books) and laughter. Come with your own ideas...leave with some of ours! If you are in a book club, looking to join a book club, or hoping to start one, you won't want to miss this event!
August 21, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
2720 Frankfort Ave.
Louisville, KY 40206
Etta May Performs at Pioneer Playhouse
What’s the best way to describe Etta May? “Minnie Pearl with a migraine.” To put it simply, when Etta May takes the stage, she is the reigning Queen of Southern Sass. She reflects “You realize you’re getting fat when you sit in the bathtub and the water in the toilet rises!” One night, while volunteering as a BINGO caller, she recalls, “the ball sucker got stuck, and I was forced to entertain a room full of angry Catholics. It was then I realized I could make people laugh.” Etta May will take you on a redneck ride through the Deep South. Dinner is served at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8:30 p.m.
August 21, 7:30 – 10 p.m.
840 Stanford Road
Danville, KY 40422
Theater only: $16; Dinner and show: $28
Bourbon Women “Sip-osium” at French Lick
Bourbon Women, a member-based organization founded in 2011 to promote and preserve the heritage of bourbon through educational, networking and charitable events, will hold its first-ever “sip-osium,” an immersive weekend of bourbon enjoyment and education, at the French Lick Resort in French Lick, Indiana, Aug. 22-23. Tickets for Saturday only are $150 for members and $200 for non-members. The resort is also offering discount hotel room rates for sip-osium attendees. For more information and to register, visit bourbonwomen.org. Attendees must be at least 21 years old.
August 22, 12 – 11:55 p.m.
French Lick Resort
8670 West State Road 56
French Lick, IN 47432
$175 members; $225 non-members
The Rising Art, Music, and Spoken Word August Show
This monthly open-mic and art exhibition series, whose mission is to give local emerging performing artists, writers, and fine artists a platform to share art, music, and words is co-sponsored by Louisville Area Realtors and Blackacre Nature Preserve and Historic Homestead. This Friday’s show features writer Angela Jackson-Brown, musician Jacob Head, and artist Sheri Wright. Jackson-Brown’s work has appeared in literary journals, such as: Pet Milk, Uptown Mosaic Magazine, New Southerner Literary Magazine, The Louisville Review, Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal, Blue Lake Review, Identity Theory, Toe Good Poetry, and 94 Creations. Her short story, "Something in the Wash" was awarded the 2009 fiction prize by New Southerner Literary Magazine and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in Fiction. Her debut novel, Drinking from a Bitter Cup was published in January. Also in attendance will be Jacob Head, who has been arranging and composing music for concerts and groups since 2008, mostly for The Compass Quartet. He is currently the worship leader at Life Bridge Christian Church, and hopes to continue bringing joy to others through the music he creates. Aside from playing the violin, Jacob also enjoys playing the guitar, bass guitar, piano, mandolin, ukulele and banjo. Also in attendance will be two-time Pushcart Prize and Kentucky Poet Laureate nominee, Sheri L. Wright, who is the author of six books of poetry, including the most recent, The Feast of Erasure. Wright’s visual work has appeared in numerous journals, including Blood Orange Review, Prick of the Spindle, Blood Lotus Journal and Subliminal Interiors. Her photography has been shown across the Ohio Valley region and abroad. Currently, she is working on her first documentary film, Tracking Fire. The Rising is free and open to the public.
August 22, 7 – 9 p.m.
Blackacre Nature Preserve and Historic Homestead
3200 Tucker Station Rd
Jeffersontown, KY 40299
Keb' Mo' & G. Love & The Special Sauce at Mercury Ballroom
Keb' Mo' (born Kevin Moore, October 3, 1951) is a three-time American Grammy Award-winning blues musician. He is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter, currently living in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife Robbie Brooks Moore. He has been described as "a living link to the seminal Delta blues that traveled up the Mississippi River and across the expanse of America." His post-modern blues style is influenced by many eras and genres, including folk, rock, jazz and pop. G. Love & Special Sauce is an alternative hip-hop band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are known for their unique, "sloppy", and "laid back" blues sound that encompasses classic R&B. The band features Garrett Dutton, better known as G. Love, Jeffrey Clemens on drums, and Jim Prescott on bass.
August 22, 8 – 11:55 p.m.
611 S. Fourth Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
7th Annual Amvets Patriot Car & Bike Show
The 7th Annual Amvets Patriot Car & Bike Show is open to all! There will be live music, food and activities and a silent aution.
August 23, 12 – 11:55 p.m.
Amvets Post 61
9405 Smyrna Parkway
Louisville, KY 40229
$13 for pre-registration, free to get in
3rd Annual Our Faces of Autism Semi-Formal Gala
On August 23rd, 2014 BAFOL, Inc. will be hosting its 3rd Annual “Our Faces of Autism” Semi-Formal Gala. An elegant evening of gourmet dining, live entertainment, dancing, performances, speakers and more, the “Our Faces of Autism” Gala gives patrons an opportunity to support and contribute to the continual growth of our organization, its mission and to secure a building for the BAFOL Arts School!
August 23, 7 – 11 p.m.
500 Missouri Ave
Jeffersonville, Indiana 47130
$40 each or a table of 8 $320 (early bird special $30 each or a table of 8 $240)
2014 World's Championship Horse Show
The exciting and prestigious World’s Championship Horse Show is held annually in conjunction with the Kentucky State Fair and crowns world champion Saddlebreds in different divisions. The show attracts spectators and competitors from across the world and includes over 2,000 horses competing for more than $1 million in awards determined by a panel of equestrian professionals. Horses compete in divisions including Three-Gaited, Five-Gaited, Fine Harness, Saddlebred Pleasure, Saddle Seat Equitation, Hackney/Harness Ponies, Roadster, In-Hand, and American Saddlebred. Each division includes several classes for amateurs, ladies, amateur ladies, and junior exhibitors, as well as younger horses and ponies. Horses or riders who win earn the title of world’s champion (abbreviated WC). A second place finish is given the title of reserve world’s champion (RWC). Horses may also earn the world’s grand championship (WGC) or world’s championship of champions (WCC) title.
August 17 - 23, 6 – 10 p.m.
937 Phillips Lane
Louisville, Kentucky 40208
DJ Brios at Envy Bar & Lounge at Horseshoe Southern Indiana
DJ Brios will be spinning live at Envy Bar & Lounge at Horseshoe Southern Indiana. Enjoy an Absolut Summer Cocktail special and book your VIP booth!
August 23, 10 – 3 a.m.
Horseshoe Southern Indiana
11999 Casino Center Drive
Elizabeth, Indiana 47117
Kentucky State Fair 2014 – Last Day!
A unique, family-friendly 11-day summertime celebration of all things Kentucky. This summer event is packed full of entertainment, music, food and fun for the whole family to enjoy! Don't miss out!
August 14, 24, 12 – 10 p.m.
Kentucky Exposition Center
937 Phillips Lane
Louisville, Kentucky 40209
Adult $10; Child (3-12) $6; Senior (55+) $6 (Only $1.00 on Senior Day);Infants 2 and under Free; Parking is $8 per vehicle per entry
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Created and popularized by Jon Kabat-Zinn, MBSR teaches several practices and concepts that aid the individual in dealing with life’s complexities. Recognizing that most stress comes from ruminations about the past or anxieties about the future, the focus here is in anchoring one’s attention in the present moment, just as it is, without judgment. It has proven valuable in the ongoing care of anxiety, depression, chronic stress, illness, and pain, as well as maintenance of addiction recovery, and overall improved self-efficacy and life improvement in a variety of individuals. Course materials are included with the registration fee.
August 24, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
241 Sears Ave
Louisville, KY 40207
502. 384. 3601
Event times and locations may change.