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NuLu Summer Block Party
Businesses throughout the NuLu area will hold a block party from July 25-26, beginning at 11 a.m. and ending at 7 p.m. each day, though some businesses will close earlier or later. Beginning on Saturday the 26th, take part in a scavenger hunt for all ages with prizes, beginning at the Local Speed and winding through the neighborhood before ending back at the Local Speed. Don’t forget about the ice cream party held by The Comfy Cow, taking place in Barry Wooley’s parking lot at 835 E. Main Street. Keep posted through the Nulu Business Association, or NBA, which will guide you to all the best places to eat, shop, and have fun, featuring businesses and neighborhood specials and events.
July 25, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
East Market Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40206
Winston’s Wine Academy Class
Spend the evening sipping summer wines at a Winston’s Wine Academy class on Thursday, July 24 at Winston’s Restaurant. Wine enthusiasts will enjoy an interactive lecture from 6:30-8 p.m. with Aaron Dawkins of Vanguard Wines, including five varietals and a tasting plate to complement the flavors of each, for $35 per person. An optional dinner will be available prior to the wine class, from 5 – 6 p.m. including an entrée of grilled chicken or grilled salmon served with a summer salad and soup du jour for $20 per person. Reservations are required.
July 24, 5 – 8 p.m
3101 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40205
Class - $35; optional dinner - $20
Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden Playing at New Vintage
Nashville’s Kate Tucker and the Sons of Sweden will embark on a summer tour to promote their full-length album The Shape The Color The Feel. The tour kicks off on July 23rd, and the group's second stop will be at the New Vintage in Louisville on the 24th. The story of their unique project was highlighted in the Hufﬁngton Post: “Another group of enormously talented Nashville artists are using Kickstarter to fund a photo and video series, live performances, art gallery exhibits, and dance."
July 24, 9 – 11 p.m.
The New Vintage
2126 South Preston St.
Louisville, KY 40217
Thursday Coed Softball at Elks Lodge
The league meets once a week for eight weeks, with a tournament on week eight. Beer and food sold at games, team shirt provided. There will be post-game happy hour specials for all participants at Tin Roof!
July 24, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
904 Ormsby Lane
Louisville, Kentucky 40242
Individual - $59.00 Team - $648.00
The Wedding Show at Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center
This beautiful and unique wedding show is located at Mellwoood Arts and Entertainment Center. Admission to the show is free, along with delicious cake and catering samplings. There are several vendors who are excited to meet with you and make your wedding a day you'll remember forever. If you use two or more of the Louisville Wedding Network's members, we'll offer you a 5% discount or purchase credit across those services.
July 25, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center
1860 Mellwood Ave
Louisville, Kentucky 40208
July’s Fat Friday Trolley Hop
Explore the Clifton, Crescent Hill and Butchertown neighborhoods by way of a trolley ride! The FAT Friday Trolley Hop was launched in 2004 and has become a signature event on Frankfort Avenue. Held year-round on the final Friday of every month, this event draws attracts thousands of people to enjoy free trolley rides to participating shops, restaurants and galleries along the Frankfort, Mellwood and Story Avenue corridor. Many of the businesses host live music and entertainment, complimentary refreshments and special sales on trolley hop nights. The F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop takes place on the Final Friday of each month. Trolleys run from 6:00 pm until 10:30 pm unless otherwise specified.
July 25, 6 – 10:30 p.m.
Louisville, Kentucky 40208
Makers Mark After Dark
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!
July 25, 7 – 11 p.m.
Mint Julep Tours
140 N 4th St
Louisville, KY 40202
Blue Moon Circus Presents Zodiac at Diamond Club & Concert Hall
Blue Moon Circus presents: Zodiac, a wild and funny tale of astrology signs interacting through circus and sideshow talents. Which astrology signs compete with each other for center ring? Which are the most romantic, dangerous or humorous? Find out July 25th as romantic Libra tries to lure high-flying Gemini, sexy Scorpio pierces hearts with side show weaponry, ferocious Leo fights for center ring with flamboyant acrobatics, Cancer and Aries battle it out with shimmies and fire and so much more! All signs represented through circus and sideshow acts.
July 25, 9 – 11:30 p.m.
Diamond Club & Concert Hall
630 Barret Ave
Louisville, KY 40206
24th Annual Ohio River Poker Run
HCBOA, a.k.a. Harrods Creek Boat Owners Association (a Kentucky Non-Profit) announces it’s 24nd Annual Ohio River Poker Run. The event starts a 11:30am where players pick up their paperwork (Hands) at Captains Quarters and ends at 5:30 pm at River Park Place Marina. Dealer Boats will be in place from 1pm to 4:30 p.m. at River Park Place Marina. Hands are played between 5:30 - 6 p.m., with dinner served from 6:30 – 7 p.m., and then we have the Poker Run after Party. Players travel by boat on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River between The Water Works at Zorn Ave. and Grassy Flats to get to dealer boats, where they receive one card. There are 6 dealer boats so players receive 6 cards to make the best five-card hand. To participate players’ hands may be purchased online at www.harrodscreekboatowners.com for $25 or at Captains Quarters on River Road and Harrods Creek on Wednesday 16th and 23rd from 6 – 8 p.m.pm for $30 each includes dinner and the poker run after party. Hands limited to 500 available. Prizes go to the best hands.
July 26, 11 – 5:30 p.m.
Ohio River from Downtown to 12 Mile Island
1501 River Road
Louisville, KY 40206
Frazier Night Lights
Craving an off-season football fix? Join fellow fans for an evening of fun at the Frazier’s newest temporary exhibition "Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame." The festivities will begin with a hometown tailgate in our Great Hall, featuring rivalry trivia, cornhole, a specialty beer by BCC, and free Papa John’s pizza! Then the real game kicks off at "Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame." The largest temporary exhibition ever built about the game of football, "Gridiron Glory" has over 200 of the rarest and most iconic artifacts from the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
July 26, 7 – 10 p.m.
Frazier History Museum
829 W Main St
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
$20 online/ $25 at the door
Music by the Water Concert Series at Norton Commons Ampitheatre
Join us in the Norton Commons Amphitheater for the 3rd installment of our Music by the Water Concert Series. The Monarchs will play their original hits and crowd favorites starting at 7:30 pm. Bring your chairs, blankets and snacks and enjoy the music! No pets, please.
July 26, 7:30 – 11 p.m.
Norton Commons Amphitheatre
10712 Meeting St
Prospect, Kentucky 40059
no number given
Kentucky Music Weekend 2014 at Iroquois Ampitheater
For the 39th consecutive year, the KENTUCKY MUSIC WEEKEND folk festival brings together some of the finest folk musicians and Kentucky traditions to Louisville’s Iroquois Amphitheater and the tree-lined area nearby. Voted into law as Kentucky’s “Premier Folk Festival,” KMW continues to be one of the top folk festivals in the country.
July 25, 9:30 – 5 p.m.
1080 Amphitheater Road
Louisville, KY 40214
Kosair Kids Softball Tourney at Dawley Park
This is a co-ed tournament in honor of Kosair Charities. Games will start at 8 a.m. weather permitting. Other festivities include free face painting, a dunk tank, bouncy house, inflatable slide, clowns, balloons, snacks, hula hoping, crafts, coloring contest, and balloon animals.
July 27, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
610 S Wilson Road
Radcliffe, KY 40160
The Louisville Youth Choir's 7th Annual Summer Concert Series
The Louisville Youth Choir presents its 7th Annual Summer Concert Series, featuring Lascito Coro, LYC's Alumni Choir. Attendance is free, but donations are appreciated and will benefit the LYC Scholarship.
July 27, 3 – 5 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
629 Main St
Shelbyville, KY 40065
Free; donations accepted
Event times and locations may change.