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The Tenth Annual Louisville Zombie Attack

2014 marks the tenth anniversary of the (self-proclaimed) oldest and largest zombie walk in the world. This year's Zombie Attack actually has two starting points: Mid City Mall's parking lot and also (the traditional) the corners of Eastern Parkway and Bardstown Road. The walk ends at Highland Taproom. The official pre-party is at the Back Door, and the event/post-party is at Highland Taproom (1058 Bardstown Road) where there'll be music both inside (featuring Dead Dick Hammer, Trophy Wives, and We Are Hex) and on an outdoor stage in the middle of Bardstown Road (featuring Dead Halo, Vice Tricks, and Nulydedz). There'll also be a costume contest for Grossest Zombie, Hot Zombie, King & Queen Zombie, Kid Zombie, and The Golden Machete (best overall). Bardstown Road will be closed from Eastern Parkway to Highland Avenue during the Zombie Walk!
August 29, 8:25-11:55 PM
Mid City Mall
1250 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, Kentucky 40204
www.louisvillezombieattack.org/
(502) 636-2963
Free
 
2014 Leadership Louisville Luncheon
Each year, Leadership Louisville Center along with the Office of the Mayor invite Louisville's most committed and influential leaders to learn from the mayor of a major U.S. city, and get inspired to move our city forward. This year, meet rising national leader, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, mayor of Baltimore. Mayor Rawlings-Blake will discuss the bold reforms she's introduced to address challenges similar to those our city faces - public safety, public education and talent attraction.
August 28, 11 – 1:30 p.m.
Louisville Marriott Downtown
280 W. Jefferson St.
Louisville, KY 40202
www.leadershiplouisville.org/our-events/leadership-luncheon/
5025610458
$75 individual tickets; $1,200 table sponsorship

Wall Together at the Local Speed
Wall Together is a project that partners The Speed Art Museum with local art organizations or non-profits to engage community participation through art. In conjunction with the Speed and each Wall Together exhibition collaborator, there is a call to youth to create art that will be exhibited here at the Museum’s satellite space, Local Speed, four times a year, side–by-side with our main exhibition. The project was created with the goal to provide a site for community collaboration and a space for young artists to have the opportunity to share their unique perspectives through artistic expression.
August 28, 12 – 8 p.m.
Local Speed
822 E. Market Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40206
looklouisvilleart.com/
502 895-3650
Free

2014 Bourbon and Broadway Dinner at Varanese
Each dish at this special dinner is inspired by one of the 2014-2015 Broadway in Louisville productions. The evening will feature the debut of Four Roses 2014 Limited Edition Single Barrel, and Four Roses Brand Ambassador, Bourbon Historian, and author Al Young will be the guest speaker. Attendees can also enter to win a pair of 2014-15 season tickets to Broadway in Louisville and a Four Roses Gift Basket.
August 28, 7 – 9 p.m.
Varanese
2106 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206
www.varanese.com
502-899-9904
$55
 
 
 
VinylFest at the Crowne Plaza
VinylFest will make its second record debut to the Crowne Plaza Louisville Airport Hotel August 29-31, 2014. VinylFest Louisville provides a great opportunity for music and vinyl fans to meet music industry greats, celebrate the music they love, and seek out the vinyl records for which they’ve been looking. This year’s featured guests include Steve Katz of Blood, Sweat & Tears, the Violet Knives, and album cover artist Ken Kelly. Louisville DJ and record store owner Matt Anthony will offer vinyl appraisals, and demonstrations by Palomino Records. Guests will enjoy concerts from both Steve Katz and Violet Knives. Other events include a dealers’ room, vinyl and guitar exhibits, and more!
August 29 - 31, 12 – 11:55 p.m.
Crowne Plaza (Across from the Fairgrounds)
830 Phillips Lane
Louisville, Kentucky 40209
vinylfest.net/
1 (888) 233-9527
$15 for 1-day ticket, $20 for all weekend; Ages 4 to 12: $4 for 1-day, $7 for 2-days; 3 and under: Free

12th Annual WorldFest at the Belvedere
WorldFest, one of the region’s largest international festivals, will span the entire Labor Day weekend for its 12th year as it features four days of international food, music, dance and culture on Louisville’s Belvedere downtown. Exciting international music will come from more than 90 bands and performers while more than 30 food vendors and nearly 150 booths provide a global sampling of cuisine and culture. In addition to local and regional world music performers, national touring acts will include DakhaBrakha, Azucar Tumbao, Buckwheat Zydeco, Red Baraat, The Ark Band and Jazz in Pink. Admission to WorldFest is free all four days. Hours are: Friday, Aug. 29, Saturday, Aug. 30, and Sunday, Aug. 31, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., and Monday, Sept. 1, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Additional Features: Global Village where you can mingle and interact with representatives of nations ranging from Argentina to Vietnam who will be dressed in their native clothing, conversing in their native language and dancing to their culture, custom and music; World of Discovery gives children a global experience without leaving home. Hands-on activities include the Home Depot Children’s Workshop and jewelry making. Naturalization Ceremony Friday, Aug. 29, 11 a.m., Galt House Hotel Parade of Cultures Saturday, Aug. 30, 12 p.m. Parade begins near Metro Hall at 6th Street, west on Jefferson to 5th Street, then goes north on 5th to WorldFest on the Belvedere, ending at the Main Stage on the West Lawn.
August 29 – September 1, times vary
Belvedere
5th and Main streets
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
www.worldfestlouisville.com
502-574-5000
Free

Makers Mark After Dark - August
This event takes place at the Maker’s Mark distillery is Loretto, Ky but will depart from the Galt House in downtown Louisville, Ky. We're providing a unique opportunity to tour the picturesque distillery after hours. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes, guided tour of the distillery, showcasing the bourbon making process, from grain to bottle. Experience a specialized bourbon tasting inside a warehouse, underneath the stunning, hand-blown glass ceiling by world renowned artist, Dale Chihuly. Enjoy Maker's Mark inspired cocktails and southern style appetizers. You can even hand-dip your very own bottle of Maker's Mark in the signature red wax to take home as a souvenir!
August 29, 1 – 7:30 p.m.
Mint Julep Tours
140 N 4th St
Louisville, KY 40202
bourbontrailtours.com/Makers-Mark:--After-Dark-Experience.html
502-583-1433
$179
 
 

Outsized Influence Music Festival
Whether you know it or not, Bellarmine University, although a small institution, is rich in musical tradition. Through a grassroots effort in the Bellarmine community, the first annual Outsized Influence Festival, a one day, three stage, and FREE event, will capitalize on that excellence on Saturday, August 30. Each band at Outsized Influence is represented by at least one Bellarmine student, faculty member, or alum. Fire The Saddle, Outsized Influence’s headliner, is set to play their first show together in nearly eight years! Additionally, Outsized Influence will feature genres across the board including the mixing styles of DJ Dr. Dundiff, the guitar virtuoso Craig Wagner and his trio, and Small Time Napoleon who keeps everyone swinging with their combination of jazz, folk, and pop. The festival will feature alums who graduated as early as 1991 and as late as this year as well as current students.
August 30, 2014 3 – 10 p.m.
Bellarmine Quad
2001 Newburg Road
Louisville, KY 40205
www.facebook.com/events/1524964264402153/
Free!
 
"Monsters: A Celebration of Horror Classics" at the Louisville Palace
After a five-year hiatus, The Louisville Palace is bringing back its bone-chilling, audience pleasing, horror film series: Monsters: A Celebration of Horror Classics from Universal Studios. Running from Aug. 1 to Aug. 30 at The Louisville Palace, this 10-movie package pays homage to cinematic figures of fear that became enduring legends through blockbuster films released by Universal Studios - the preeminent purveyor of horror cinema from the 1920s to the 1960s. There will be one screening on Fridays at 7:30 p.m. On Saturdays, there will be three screenings at 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
August 29 - 30, times vary
The Louisville Palace
625 S. 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202
www.louisvillepalace.com/summer-movie-series
502-583-4555
None given
 
31st Annual Pioneer 5K at Seneca Park
The AT&T Kentucky Pioneer Volunteers challenges area runners and walkers to step out to help The Saint Nick Fund at the 31st annual Pioneer 5K Run/Walk. The USATF certified and sanctioned race runs through Seneca and Cherokee Parks on August 30, starting at 8:00 a.m. rain or shine at the Seneca Park Park softball fields. Walkers and runners of all ages are welcome, and we encourage families to run or walk together. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female runners; the male and female master and grandmaster; the top 3 in each age group; 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over and wheelchair. Through the years this race has become well known for the great door prizes including sports memorabilia, dinner certificates, hotel certificates and many others. This year we have two Grand Prizes worth $500 each.
August 30, 7 – 10 a.m.
Seneca Park (near the tennis courts)
3151 Pee Wee Reese Road
Louisville, KY 40207
www.facebook.com/Pioneer5k?ref=hl
502-599-2665
$20 early registration, $25 after August 27

Humans Vs. Zombies
Prepare to run for your lives! What to expect: new games, prizes, lessons in survival. Bring foam weapons, bandannas, plenty of water. Brought to you by the Derby City Tussles, this is the perfect way to re-use your zombie attack/zombie walk outfit or explore the possibilities of a survivor!
August 30, 3 – 5 p.m.
Waterfront Park
129 E. River Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40207
(502) 574-3768
Free
 

Kentucky Bluegrass & Bourbon Experience
Four Roses Bourbon Kentucky Bluegrass & Bourbon Experience will feature all of your favorite bluegrass musicians, plus the chance to enjoy some of the area’s most popular bourbons – and even taste a few of the unique craft bourbons that help make Kentucky the bourbon capitol of the world. There’s no better place to toast summer good-bye than the Four Roses Bourbon Kentucky Bluegrass & Bourbon Experience. We can’t wait to see you there!
August 30 - 31, 4 – 11 p.m. 
Louisville Water Tower
3005 River Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40207
www.kentuckybluegrassfestival.com
(502) 583-0333
$10 before 6pm, $14 after 6pm kids 10 and under free.
 
Second Life at the Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft
Second Life explores nature, science, anatomy, craft, and preservation through taxidermy and other uses of the vestiges of animate beings. Taxidermy from recent art history starting with the use of ornithological practices in the work of 19th century painter John James Audubon and the subsequent work of artists like Jochem Hendricks, Adam Fuss, and Damien Hirst will be displayed. Curated by Joey Yates
June 14, 12 – 11:55 p.m.
Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft
715 W Main St
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 589-0102
$8

Bourbon in the Kitchen with Albert Schmid at Moonshine University
Moonshine University, 801 S. 8th St., will host an enthusiast class on Bourbon in the Kitchen with culinary professor and author Albert Schmid Thursday, Aug. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. Attendees will discover bourbon’s unique culinary character during the cooking class lead by Schmid, a Sullivan University professor and author of “The Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook.” The two-hour class will give students tips on pairing bourbon with food and creating bourbon-infused dishes at home. Video demonstrations provide a visual guide to cooking with Kentucky’s native spirit.
August 31, 6 – 8 p.m.
Moonshine University
801 S. 8th St.
Louisville, Kentucky 40203
www.moonshineuniversity.com
502-301-8130
$39

A Jazz Explosion at The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage
A Jazz Explosion features live, soulful, jazz musical entertainment for the classy mature audience by The Michael Houston Group of Indianapolis IN. Returning to Louisville for the fourth time to share their musical talent and blow our socks off!
August 31, 6:45 – 11 p.m.
The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage
1701 Muhammad Ali Blvd
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
www.bigcitystyleslouisville.com
502-584-2489
$25-$30
 
 

Weekender Special: Labor Day Events

 
20th Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle
Join Mayor Greg Fischer for the 20th Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike & Paddle! For cyclists, a 15-mile route will leave Waterfront Park and go west to Shawnee Park, one of Louisville’s signature Olmsted-designed Metro Parks. Turnoffs will provide cycling routes as short as two miles. The hiking route, which is wheelchair-accessible, will take walkers west along the Riverwalk and wharf to the Belvedere Connector and through portions of downtown. Walkers can bring their dogs on the hike, but must keep them on a leash and pick up waste as required by law. Paddlers will have two options at the event. At 10 a.m., they can take a 3-mile course up the Ohio River to Beargrass Creek following the channel along Towhead Island. A more adventurous course at 11 a.m. will take canoeists and kayakers through the McAlpine Locks and Dam to the Jaycees Boat Ramp in New Albany. TARC will offer a shuttle service for paddlers to retrieve their vehicles back at the launch site. All paddle participants will launch their canoes or kayaks at the river ramp located at the Harbor Lawn of Waterfront Park. Paddlers can drop their boats off at the “Green” parking lot near River Rd. and Witherspoon Dr. from 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
September 1, 9 – 1 p.m.
Waterfront Park
River Rd
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
www.hikebikeandpaddlelouisville.com
502-574-5000
Free

Louisville Bats vs. Indianapolis at Slugger Field
Come down to Louisville Slugger Field to cheer on your Louisville Bats as they take on Indianapolis!
September 1, 1:05-3:00 PM
Louisville Slugger Field
401 E Main St
Louisville, Kentucky 40207
(502) 212-2287
Varies

Louisville Cards Vs. Miami at Papa John’s Stadium
Don't miss the opportunity to cheer on your Louisville Cardinals as they take on Miami. Throw your L's up at Papa John's Stadium with your friends and family!
September 1, 8 – 11 p.m
Papa John’s Stadium
2800 S. Floyd St
Louisville, Kentucky 40208
www.gocards.com/sports/m-footbl/sched/lou-m-footbl-sched.html
(502) 852-2779
Varies

 
Kentucky Flea Market Labor Day Spectacular
One of the nations finest flea markets. Over 1100 booths including 400 antique dealers in the pavilion. Dealers from across the nation. Antiques, crafts, furniture, candles, bath and body, jewelry, surplus. Friday 12-6pm, Saturday 10-6pm, Sunday 11-6pm, Monday 10-5pm. Admission Free!
August 29 – September 1, 12 -  5 p.m.
Kentucky Fair and Expo Center
937 Phillips Ln
Louisville, KY 40209
www.stewartpromotions.com
502-456-2244
Free
 


 
 
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