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Bring your four-legged friend to Bark in the Park at Seneca Park on Saturday, September 27, 2014 to learn more about grooming safety. While some groomers are registered or certified by a grooming school or a professional association, no government agency regulates or licenses pet groomers in the U.S. “My mission is to make people aware of the risks associated with pet grooming, as my 5-year-old poodle Duke died while being groomed at a veterinary clinic in Louisville,” says Lisa Shields, who will be handing out Pet Grooming Safety brochures at Bark in the Park. “I urge you to protect your pet by asking questions and researching the groomer to whom you entrust your pet. Duke was dearly loved and will always be missed.”


If you are unable to attend the event, please visit (website) and (blog) to read tips on pet grooming safety and injury prevention and to access helpful national resources.


September 27, 8 – 3 p.m.

Seneca Park

3151 Pee Wee Reese Road

Louisville, KY 40207

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Nick Swardson at the Louisville Palace
Nick Swardson is slated to bring his raucous, slice-of-life humor to the Louisville Palace on Sept. 25. An accomplished actor and film writer/producer, as well as a front-rank comedian, this 38 year-old Minnesota native has starred in various movies and television shows, while gathering industry notice for his astute skills as a writer and producer. Swardson’s maiden performance at The Palace is part of his massive, 40-city “Taste It” tour taking place this fall.
September 25, 8 – 10 p.m.
The Louisville Palace
625 S 4th St
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 583-4555
Ticket prices vary

Gershwin & Copland With the Louisville Orchestra
Soprano Storm Large and pianist Kevin Cole will help the Louisville Orchestra and Teddy Abrams celebrate the music of George Gershwin and Aaron Copland.  Also on the menu is Kurt Weill’s Seven Deadly Sins and Richard Rodgers’ overture to Oklahoma! Read more here
September 25, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
September 26, 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Kentucky Center, Whitney Hall
501 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Ticket prices start at $15

Eric Church with Dwight Yoakam & Brothers Osborne at the Yum! Center
Hailed as a top entertainer by The New York Times, Rolling Stone, SPIN Magazine, and more, Eric Church will bring his rip-roaring attitude when he performs at the KFC Yum! Center. Well-known for country hits like “Springsteen” and “Creepin’” Church is sure to put on a good show. 
September 25, 7 – 11:55 p.m.
KFC Yum! Center
1 Arena Plaza
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
(502) 690-9000



Gardencourt Bridal Show
Join us for a cocktail affair showcasing Louisville’s top wedding professionals offering creative ideas on everything from the gown to the honeymoon!  Enjoy complimentary signature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while you preview the latest bridal fashions, accessories and trends, floral designs and musical entertainment along with a sampling of the finest wedding cakes and catered cuisine. Registered Brides are eligible to win a Gardencourt Rehearsal Dinner Package Valued at $3,500.00
September 26, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
1044 Alta Vista
Louisville, Kentucky 40208
(502) 992-0220 ex 993
Brides & Grooms receive free admission with pre-registration, Guests—$7.00

10th Anniversary FAT Friday Trolley Hop on Frankfort Avenue
Explore the shops, restaurants, and galleries along Frankfort Avenue via trolley at the FAT Friday Trolley Hop on September 26th. This special 10th Anniversary Trolley Hop will include a scavenger hunt, live music, refreshments, retail sales and much more. Free trolleys run along Frankfort Avenue from Cannons Lane to River Road.
September 26, 6 -10:30 p.m.
Frankfort Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 262-8580

The Rising Art, Music, and Spoken Word September 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 photographer extensive traveler, Patty Barnes, lifelong musicians Robin and Rebecca Mach, and award-winner writer Michael Wayne Hampton. Open-mic signups start at 6:30 p.m.
September 26, 6:30 -9:00 PM
Blackacre Nature Preserve & Historic Homestead
3200 Tucker Station Rd
Jeffersontown, KY 40299
(502) 817-4739

The Crucible at Youth Performing Arts School
Join us for our opening show of the 2014-2015 season. The Crucible is a powerful, compelling drama set in the time of the Salem Witch trials. With a story line that has repeated itself over the years, this production will entertain and make you think!
September 26, 7:30-10:00 PM
Youth Performing Arts School
1517 S. 2nd St
Louisville, Kentucky 40208
(502) 485-8355



Bark in the Park 2014
Bark in the Park is a celebration of all things canine. Each September, The Animal Care Society welcomes the general public to one of Metro Louisville’s most popular green spaces – Seneca Park. Participate in the 5K, hang out with your dog(s) by the kiddie pools, munch on pizza and hot dogs, participate in fun contests, learn about rescue organizations and animal-friendly businesses nearby, and meet tons of amazing animal lovers right here in Louisville!
September 27, 8:00-3:00 PM
Seneca Park
3151 Pee Week Reese Road
Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 426-6303

NuLu Festival
As the official kick-off PARTY to Idea Festival 2014, NuLu is hosting a street festival celebrating the revitalization of Louisville’s East Market District. Come enjoy live music by Sonablast Records, micro-brewed beers by Louisville Beer Store, and numerous food and retail booths by local vendors. There will be activities for all ages. As home to two LEED® certified commercial buildings, many historic restoration projects, as well as several restaurants offering organic and locally sourced ingredients, NuLu, meaning “New Louisville” has emerged with a culture of sustainability.
September 27, 10 a.m. -10 p.m.
700 & 800 Block of East Market Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202

Louisville Mini Maker Faire
MANY makers will line the 800 & 900 blocks of East Market on Saturday, September 27 for interactive demonstrations, hands-on participation and education for fair goers of all ages. This free, family-friendly event runs alongside the 6th Annual NuluFest and kicks off the start of IdeaFestival week, running September 30 through October 3.
September 27, 10 a.m. -10 p.m.

800 & 900 Blocks of East Market Street
Louisivlle, KY 40202
Free, registration is required

Power of Pink Silent Auction with The Chopping Block Day Spa & Ciao Bella
The Chopping Block Day Spa and Salon and Ciao Bella are excited to announce the 3rd annual Power of Pink Silent Auction. Proceeds to benefit The American Cancer Society's Making Strides Walk, the Pink Heals Crew will be returning with their Pink Fire Truck! There will be music and door prizes. Get your business involved or just come support the cause. We will have a silent auction, raffle, dj, appetizers, and beverages. Last year The Chopping Block Day Spa and Salon donated $5300 at the 2013 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk!
September 27, 6 -11 p.m.
The Chopping Block Day Spa & Salon
127 S Sherrin Ave,
Louisville, Kentucky 40206
(502) 896-1551
Free, but please RSVP



Louisville Irish Fest at Bellarmine 2014
Enjoy an Irish-themed family festival with Irish music, dance, history and culture. With indoor exhibits and presentations on Irish history, culture and genealogy, demonstrations by McLanahan School of Irish Dance and Louisville Irish Dancers plus Society for Creative Anachronism, as well as Irish-related gifts, accessories and clothing for sale, this will be a event you won’t want to miss!
September 27, 11:30 a.m. -6 p.m.
Bellarmine University
2001 Newburg Rd
Louisville, KY 40205
(502) 807-0148
Regular admission $8. Children 6-12 and Seniors 65+, just $5. Other discounts available

Fall Antiques Market at Locust Grove
Approximately 70+ professional antique dealers on the lawn of Locust Grove with American country & formal furniture, textiles, sterling, jewelry, art, books, porcelain, and lots more! Great food and drink concessions available as well!
September 28, 10 a.m. -4:30 p.m.
Locust Grove
561 Blankenbaker Lane
Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 897-9845
$6 adults, $3 children

Louisville Music Awards
The 2nd annual Louisville Music Awards at Headliners Music Hall will focus on celebrating all facets of Louisville’s wonderfully diverse music scene- from pioneers to fans and businesses- but especially the artists whose talent, vision, and hard work make it so. Last year’s nominees, winners, and performers were among Louisville’s most popular and influential artists, representing a full cross section of the region’s most undeniable talents of the past, present, and future. The LMAs employ an “academy style” nomination and voting system. Our prestigious academy is made up of professionals from every corner of the music community and it is their expertise and passion for music that guide the spirit of the LMAs!
September 28, 7 -10 p.m.
Headliners Music Hall
1386 Lexington Road
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 584-8088

KY Center’s ArtsReach Benefit at ReSurfaced
Gather at ReSurfaced, the pop-up plaza in downtown Louisville, for a afternoon and evening of fun! Enjoy beer, wine and other beverages available for purchase! Food trucks will be serving great local eats from 1pm-8pm. Heine Bros baristas will be on hand for all your caffeinated beverage needs. 

1 - 5 p.m.: Hands-on activities and performances from The Kentucky Center and the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft – join us for hip hop dance masterclasses, chalk drawing, and performances from StageOne Family Theatre and River City Drum Corps. 

2 - 5 p.m. Create a hanging garden and add the the community chalk art wall mural with KMAC arts educators Ramona Lindsey, Dana Wissmiller, and Sarah McCartt-Jackson, all ages 

2 p.m. Louisville Orchestra Swing Combo with Special Guest, Music Director Teddy Abrams on keyboard 

5 p.m. Appalatin (Latin/Bluegrass Fusion) 

6:30 p.m. ReSurfaced Hoe-Down! Join us for live bluegrass music and a square dance called by Alex Udis.

September 28, 1:00-8:00 PM
615-621 West Main Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202


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