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Gridiron Glory at the Frazier History Museum

There’s something for every fan, every family, every day during Gridiron Glory, the best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Covering more than 5000 square feet, Gridiron Glory is the most extensive exhibition ever built about America’s most popular sport. The Pro Football Hall of Fame has lent 200 of its rarest artifacts to the exhibition, including their Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy, legendary football gear, photos and documents. Exclusive video footage from NFL Films and a series of interactive displays tackle everything from football’s cultural impact to the science behind the game. This groundbreaking exhibition puts visitors of all ages in the game alongside football’s greatest pioneers, players and coaches.
April 17-19, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
April 20, Noon – 5 p.m.
Frazier History Museum
829 W. Main St.
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Adults (18+) $18.50, Students (14-17 & College w/ I.D.) $15.50
Children (5-13) $10, Children (4 & Under) No Charge
Superhuman: A Festival of New American Superhero Theater at The Alley Theater
Join this alternative theater festival in celebrating the super powers of your favorite heroes! Showing two full length shows and a full program of on act shows, you'll have to stay tuned to this bat-channel to find out what they will be! 
March 27, 6 – 9 p.m.
The Alley Theatre
633 West Main Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202

Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company $1 Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Contest
A hole-in-one for everyone! Celebrate the Kentucky Derby Festival with the Hole-In-One contest.  A family event for everyone at the golf course, from the kids to the grandparents.  Compete for the grand prize of $1 million. 
April 17, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Seneca Golf Course Driving Range
2300 Pee Wee Reese Road
Louisville, KY 40205
$1 per ball, free for spectators

Horseshoe Foundation Kentucky Derby Festival Night Of The Future Stars
Watch the Bluegrass basketball stars shine on the court kicking off the Kentucky Derby Festival! The event's most exciting moments come during the Slam Dunk, 2-on-2 contests and the 3-point Shootout. The competition also features an autograph-signing session immediately following the event.
April 17, 7 – 10 p.m.
Floyd Central High School
6575 Old Vincennes Rd
Floyds Knobs, IN 47119
Free with Basketball Classic ticket

No Evidence of Disease Spotlights Cancer Surgeons Who Formed Rock Band
Enjoy this intimate, yet boldly energizing film, interweaving the harrowing experiences and remarkable courage of women, devoted families and dedicated doctors. As music and medicine join forces in the fight for life, the struggle for survival is infused with heart, hope, and Rock 'n' Roll. The film No Evidence of Disease follows a rock band of six gynecological cancer surgeons outraged by the wall of silence surrounding their field as they raise public awareness of below the belt women's cancers.  The film empowers everyone to get involved. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Norton Cancer Institute and the Bike to Beat Cancer.
April 17, 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Cinemark Tinseltown USA and XD
4400 Towne Center Drive
Louisville, KY 40241

Aaron Lewis at the Mercury Ballroom
Aaron Lewis, singer of “Country Boy” and “Forever,” is set to boom his guitar and vocal talent throughout the Mercury Ballroom.  Coming off of a recent tour opening for Kid Rock, Lewis released his first full-length solo album “The Road”.  Doors for the Aaron Lewis show are scheduled to open at 8pm.
April 17, 8 – 11:50 p.m.
The Mercury Ballroom
611 S 4th Steet
Louisville, KY 40202
Keeneland Spring Meet
Round up your friends and head to Keeneland, for tailgating on The Hill, wagering on world-class horseracing and to experience all the sights and sounds of a day at the track. Play the $200,000 Guaranteed Pick Four, presented by TVG for races 6-9 and watch Friday’s feature race, the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (G3).
April 18, 2014
4201 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY 40510
Prices Vary

The Night of Champions Dinner at Patrick O’Shea’s
Come celebrate your Derby Festivities with our local champions and their successes at Loft 123 with special guest 2014 Olympian Dallas Robinson. Join Vitalis Lanshima, three-time Paralympic World Record Holder and two-time gold medalist and other Louisville Champions in celebrating our city. 
April 18, 6 – 10 p.m.
Loft 123 at Patrick O'Shea's
123 W Main St
Louisville, KY 40202

Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic Presented By Papa John’s
Showcasing the nation’s elite basketball players, kick off the Kentucky Derby Festival with the Basketball Classic.  The roster includes one McDonald’s All-Americans, 2 Parade All-Americans, as well as University of Louisville signees Chinanu Onuaku, Quentin Snider and Jaylen Johnson and Indiana recruits Robert Johnson and Max Hoetzel.  The game features 10 players ranked in the Top 30 nationally by recruiting services, and  Nearly all of the players scheduled to participate are ranked among the Top 50 nationally. 
April 18, 7 – 10 p.m.
Freedom Hall
937 Phillips Lane
Louisville, KY 40209
(502) 367-5144
Tickets $13 and $18 reserved

Theatre [502] presents - The Stranger and Ludlow Quinn
The serial stories of Ludlow Quinn, Harry Houdini, the mysterious Stranger Millicent Stone, and our hero – 15-year-old Louisvillian Bonnie Burke, have intrigued and surprised Trolley Hop audiences on First Fridays since June 2013. Now, Theatre [502] presents five chances to catch all ten chapters AND the epic conclusion in one fluid story. Ludlow Quinn is the most powerful magician you've never heard of. Whether you've traveled with us on this whole yearlong journey, or you’re just hearing about this powerful magician, you'll find the complete tale teeming with magic and adventure. We don’t promise the “real” story (because a magician never tells her secrets), but we promise the whole saga.
April 18, 8 – 10 p.m.
Baron's Theater at Whiskey Row Lofts
131 W Main Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Keeneland Spring Meet
Come early for Sunrise Trackside, where you’ll enjoy Breakfast with the Works, see morning workouts and keep the kids entertained with free children’s activities. Then tailgate on The Hill with live Bluegrass music, before heading to the grandstand to watch the Grade 3 Coolmore Lexington Stakes, the Grade 3 Ben Ali Stakes, and the $100,000 Giant’s Causeway Stakes.
April 19, 2014
4201 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY 40510
Prices Vary
22nd Annual Easter Parade on Frankfort Avenue
The parade will travel from Stilz to Haldeman Avenue and include floats of all shapes and sizes, an appearance by the Easter Bunny and tons of free candy. The "Good Ears" awards will be presented to the most creative float and the most outrageous Easter bonnet. This is a FREE, family friendly event.
April 19, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Frankfort Avenue
Stilz to Haldeman
Louisville, KY 40206
Adoption Event for Hand-in-Paw Rescue
Hand-in-Paw Rescue will be hosting an Adoption Event and Donation Drive so that the community can meet the adorable puppies of HIP and potentially find their new best friend. Hand-in-Paw has many puppies that are looking for a home and if you interested in adopting or fostering one of these puppies, you won't want to miss this event.
April 19, 10 – 4 p.m.
CVS Pharmacy
3900 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40223
Contact via email
Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon/Minimarathon
The annual Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and Minimarathon will include participants running via 13.1-mile route or 26.2 mile route to Preston & Witherspoon Streets finish. This years sponsors include: Walmart and HumanaVitality. The official Race Medical Partner is Norton Sports Health and the contributing Sponsors: ASICS, Bluegrass Family Health, Churchill Downs, Courier-Journal Media, and Powerade.
April 19, 7:30 – 3 p.m.
Main Street near Slugger Field
Louisville, KY 40202
584- FEST
Free for spectators. Entry fee for participants

Helicopter Easter Egg Drop
Join the fun as the Easter Bunny drops thousands of eggs from the sky for an exciting twist on the traditional egg hunt! Candy, prizes, games, inflatables, and more! Ages through 5th grade are invited to participate. The event, including the egg drop hunt, inflatables, and almost all games and activities are free. There will be food vendors available for purchase.
April 19, 12 – 2 p.m.
River Valley Christian Church
12650 W US 42
Prospect, Kentucky 40059

Miley Cyrus "Bangerz Tour" at the KFC Yum! Center
Miley Cyrus’ tour supports the release of her new album, Bangerz. Bangerz debuted at #1 on both the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and the Digital Album Charts with over 270,000 albums sold. Both singles, “Wrecking Ball” and “We Can’t Stop”, off Bangerz have already sold 4.3 million copies in the U.S. alone. “Wrecking Ball” hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and stayed there for two weeks. It became Miley’s first Billboard Hot 100 #1 and her fastest-flying top 10 on Radio Songs. “Wrecking Ball” also hit #1 on Spotify where it reached the highest streams ever for any track in the U.S. beating the next highest week by nearly 500,000 plays.
April 19, 7:30 – 10 p.m.
KFC YUM Center
1 Arena Plaza
Louisville, KY 40202
$42.50, $63.50, $93.50

UofL Theatre Blends Hip Hop and Opera for Cultural Exchange Fundraiser
The University of Louisville’s African American Theatre Program (AATP) is putting a modern spin on traditional Chinese opera in an upcoming preview performance. The Orphan’s Revenge, the AATP’s hip hop version of the legendary Chinese opera The Orphan of Chao. Often called the “Chinese Hamlet,” the original opera revolves around an orphan who vows revenge after he discovers his adopted father is responsible for his birth family’s demise. Written in the 13th century, several adaptations of the play have premiered throughout the years in countries across the world. In “The Orphan’s Revenge,” the AATP incorporates hip-hop and tells the story from the African American perspective. The 2014 production is part of a cultural exchange program with the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore headed by Wen Hai Ma. The performances and trip are sponsored by several organizations and individuals including the Center for Asian Democracy, Carla Wallace, Connie Shumake and the Office of the Vice President for Community Engagement. All ticket purchase proceeds support the AATP cultural exchange trip to Singapore.

April 18, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thrust Theater, Studio Arts Building,
UofL Belknap Campus
2314 South Floyd Street
Louisvile, Kentucky 40202
Bead & Jewelry Show at the Ramada Plaza Hotel
The National Exhibitors presents a wide variety of: beads, beading craft supplies, jewelry making supplies, a huge variety of gemstones, silver, copper, and bronze craft supplies. You can speak and work with lampwork artists, bead wholesalers and retailers, learn how to attend classes for making jewelry, and learn an introduction to beading and making finished jewelry. While at this event you can learn to make jewelry and start a business on the side, make unique jewelry, take classes, and meet national suppliers. This event is open to the public.
April 19, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Ramada Plaza Hotel
9700 Blue Grass Parkway
Louisville, Kentucky 40229


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