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    Wes Fest at Mercury Ballroom

    Fair Event Vendors Alliance announces their second annual fundraiser, Wes Fest 2015 – a large-scale Wes Anderson themed party!
    Last year’s West Fest was a sold out event with over 90% of the guests in costume! Dress in your best look from any Wes Anderson movie, and you may win the costume contest.
    Mercury Ballroom will be decked out in Anderson-inspired décor. Also featured will be a video art installation, dioramas and sculptures.
    The event will raise funds for the non-profit, Fair Event Vendors Alliance, and announce the launch of our website  www.fairvendors.org! All event proceeds will go towards FEVA expanding membership, developing workshops and preparing to bring the model to other KY cities in 2016.
    www.facebook.com/wesfest
    www.fairvendors.org
    March 7, 8:00-12:00 AM
    Mercury Ballroom
    611 South 4th Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    http://concerts.livenation.com/event/16004E37A8CA3C7F
    (502) 583-4555
    $15 in advance, $18 at the door

     

     

    Mayor’s Music and Art Series: Kyle James Hauser
    Mayor Greg Fischer invites you to a free monthly series showcasing local musicians, artists and performers. Grab a lunch and enjoy the confortable seating and great acoustics inside the Mayor’s Gallery. Louisville Pure Tap is available at the performances.
    March 5, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Mayor’s Gallery Listening Room
    4th Floor of Metro Hall
    527 W. Jefferson St.
    Louisville, KY 40202
    http://louisvilleky.gov/government/mayors-music-arts-series
    Free

    Backroom Comedy at Impellizzeri’s Downtown
    Louisville's most intimate standup comedy show! A weekly showcase of comedy talent, Backroom Comedy features established headliners and the regions best rising comedians. The shows are held in the private back room of Impellizzeri's downtown location every Thursday at 9pm. Seating begins at 8:00. With full table service and amazing food, we offer a unique dinner and show experience that you can't get anywhere else. Arrive early, as these shows often sell out. 18+ Impellizzeri's is a Best of Louisville Winner SIX times over and listed as KY's best pie in Zagats "50 States, 50 Pizzas."
    March 5, 9:00 PM
    Downtown Impellizzeri's
    110 West Main St.
    Louisville, KY 40202
    http://backroomcomedy.com
    502-589-4900
    $5.00


    NAWBO EPIC
    The EPIC Awards annually honor the Woman Business Owner of the Year.
    In addition, the Samuel G. Swope Humanitarian Award is given to one of the EPIC nominees based upon community service and community involvement. Sponsored by Sam Swope Auto Group, the award is inspired by the legacy of humanitarian work that Sam Swope has left on the Louisville community. The Samuel G. Swope Humanitarian Award provides yet another opportunity to draw attention to the impact that women entrepreneurs have on the Louisville community.
    March 5, 5:30-8:15 PM
    Mellwood Art Center
    1860 Mellwood Avenue Suite 181
    Louisville, KY 40206
    www.NawboLouisville.org
    502-625-0248
    $125.00

     

    Bottoms Up Bash
    This Bash is kicking butt. Literally.
    You’ve never been to a fundraising event like this!  On March 6—National Dress in Blue Day—when most people are donning their best blue gear some will also be dancing the night away at the Mellwood Arts Center. Attendees will be bidding on silent auction items, enjoying delicious drinks and great food, and dancing the night away.  All of this is to fight the number one cancer killer among non-smoking men and women in the U.S.
    The Bash will feature live music by Louisville band Kudmani, heavy appetizers, a dessert bar, blue signature cocktails, wine, beer, and more. Last year, the Bash drew a crowd of over 400 people, and it is expected to be a sell-out this year with over 500 people in attendance.
    Tickets can be purchased online at www.coloncancerpreventionproject.org  through 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4. Attendees must be 21 or older.
    March 6, 7:30-12:00 AM
    Mellwood Art Center
    1860 Mellwood Avenue Suite 181
    Louisville, KY 40206
    http://www.coloncancerpreventionproject.org/
    (502) 290-0288
    Starting at $50

    Kentucky's Sustainable Food & Farm Conference
    The Organic Association of Kentucky’s 2015 conference features nationally-reputed expert farmers with experience in dairy, grazing, grassfed beef and diversified production.
    Register for one or two days. Fees include a light breakfast and lunch of organic foods each day. An organic dinner on Friday costs $5. Students get a special discount. Information and registration are at http://oak2015.splashthat.com/. For information about student discount codes and registration, contact Lynn Greene at [email protected]
    March 6, 12:00-12:00 AM
    Paroquet Springs Conference Center
    395 Paroquet Springs Dr.
    Louisville, KY 40165
    http://oak2015.splashthat.com/
    Prices Vary

    Spring Used Book Sale
    14,000+ used, new & antiquarian books all neatly sorted into categories, ie history, biography, cookbooks, crafts, reference, children, Kentucky, science fiction plus more! Prices are $1 paperbacks, $2 hardcover with sets, antiquarian priced individually. There are so many books they will continually be brought out over the three days of the sale!
    March 6, 10:00-4:30 PM
    Locust Grove
    561 Blankenbaker lane
    Louisville, KY 40207
    www.locustgrove.org
    (502) 897-9845
    Free

    First Friday Hop - Downtown Louisville
    The Republic Bank First Friday Hop is excited to announce its monthly Hop event, featuring downtown art galleries, retailers, and restaurants that will be open extended hours and offering specials/discounts and refreshments. Explore the 50+ unique boutiques, artists, and galleries along the Republic Bank First Friday Hop route. On Friday night, the new ZeroBus drops you off at all the best shopping spots downtown has to offer. Riding the ZeroBus during the First Friday Hop is fun - and it's FREE!
    March 6, 5:00-11:00 PM
    Downtown Louisville
    Louisville, KY 40202
    www.firstfridayhop.com
    502-376-5195
    Free

    Gonzo Art Party
    GonzoFest Louisville, in collaboration with Revelry Boutique Gallery, are throwing a Gonzo Art Party in effort to raise funds for GonzoFest Louisville 2015. Featured guests include Ralph Steadman, a long-time friend and collaborator of Thompson’s and Grant Goodwine, one of two Official GonzoFest Louisville 2015 artists, has created a limited edition print for this year’s festival
    Live art by Goodwine, West Sixth Brewing Beer, hor d'oeuvres from The Café and live music will be featured at the event. Lastly, don’t miss your chance to purchase GonzoFest Louisville 2015 tickets for the discounted price of only $10!
    March 6, 6:00-10:00 PM
    Revelry Boutique Gallery
    980 Barret Avenue
    Louisville, KY 40204
    502-414-1ART
    Free; donations accepted

      

    Louisville Health Kick Festival 
    Hwang’s Martial Arts, along with Kosair Children’s Hospital, are once again pleased to announce our annual spring fundraising event, the Louisville Health Kick Festival. On Saturday, March 7th, 2015, from 12 noon until 4 pm, the Kentucky International Convention Center will play host to an afternoon of super fun activities to help families get up and moving.
    Hwang’s Martial Arts wants every family to have fun and get healthy together. There will be free health screenings, an introduction to self-defense clinic, and many activities for the kids. Attendees will also enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime demonstration from the world’s first 19th degree black belt and 1984 Olympic Medalist, Grandmaster Jung Oh Hwang, as well as demonstrations from hundreds of Hwang’s students.
    Our goal is to raise $45,000 for Kosair Children’s Hospital
    March 7, 12:00-4:00 PM
    Kentucky International Convention Center HALL 2D
    221 Fourth Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    www.tinyurl.com/hmadonate
    502-412-7755
    $5.00 Children 5 and under: FREE -- 100% proceeds goes to Kosair Children's Hospital

    Younger Woman's Club Charity Soiree 2015
    All you guys and dames come get dolled up for a roaring evening filled with live music, delicious noshes, fabulous drinks and every opportunity to support the mission and work of YWC!
    Tori Murden McClure 2015 Citizen Laureate
    Tickets include food, drinks and swinging good times!
    March 7, 7:00-11:00 PM
    Kentucky Center for African American Heritage
    1701 W Muhammad Ali Blvd
    Louisville, KY 40203
    http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-younger-womens-club-soiree-tickets-15163383087
    $80 per member; $110 per non-member

    Mint Julep Tours and Bourbon Barrel Foods Present: Secrets of Louisville Chefs
    There are only a few seats left for the February taping! They can only be purchased through Mint Julep Tours.
    The show will be taped in a bistro-like setting in front of a live audience, limited to 24. Guest get and up-close and personal view of the cooking action and will get to sample the creations of two top local chefs.
    March 7, 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
    Bourbon Barrel Foods
    1201 Story Avenue
    Louisville, KY 40206
    http://bourbontrailtours.com/Secrets-of-Louisville-Chefs.html
    $50

    LM Sugarbush 24th Annual Maple Syrup Festival
    Drive yourself on up to Salem, IN to stuff yourself full of good food at the 24th Annual Maple Syrup Festival. They’ll be serving pancakes, waffles, chicken, pork chops and pulled pork all day long.
    Additionally, take tours of Sugarbush, as well as of the sugarhouses. Bring the whole family and let the kids enjoy demonstrations, crafts and games.
    March 7, 9:00-5:00 PM
    LM Sugarbush, LLC
    321 N. Garrison Hollow Rd.
    Salem, IN 47167
    http://www.LMSugarbush.com
    877-841-8851
    Free


    50 Shades! The Musical Parody
    How much FUN can you take?
    50 Shades! The Musical Parody is the sexy and hilarious send-up of Fifty Shades of Grey, the greatest novel EVER. The show has audiences rolling on the floor, dancing in the aisles and BEGGING for more.
    Now it’s your turn to indulge in New York City’s guiltiest pleasure, featuring uninhibited performances, the dirtiest dancing and loads of BDSM (Best Damn Songs and Music). 50 SHADES! The Musical Parody will rock your world—and it’s even more fun in a group! Take your friends, take your co-workers and, as Time Out Los Angeles says, “TAKE YOUR INNER GODDESS TO THIS SMASH HIT!".
    Showings at 3 and 7 p.m.
    March 8, 3:00-9:00 PM
    Brown Theatre
    315 W Broadway
    Louisville, KY 40202
    http://www.kentuckycenter.org/Events/50-Shades-The-Musical-Parody/13100#tab-performances-link
    (502) 562-0191
    Tickets start at $37.00

    Dillard's Open House Bridal Show
    The Louisville Wedding Network wants to make your wedding planning experience as simple and enjoyable as possible.
    We offer these shows free of charge to brides and guests. Our shows are a fun and convenient way to meet a variety of the best vendors for your wedding! 
    If you use two or more of the Louisville Wedding Network's members, we'll even offer you a 5% discount or purchase credit across those services just to say thank you (this offer cannot be combined with other promotions/discounts).
    March 8, 1-4 PM
    Dillard's at Mall. St. Matthews
    5000 Shelbyville Road
    Louisville, KY 40207
    http://www.louisvilleweddingnetwork.com/Shows-Winter2014.html
    Free

    Terry Fator at The Louisville Palace
    Singer, comedian and celebrity impressionist, Terry Fator brings his “Million Dollar Voice” to the Louisville Palace for a side-splitting performance.
    As a successful headliner on the Las Vegas Strip, Terry Fator captures the hearts and funny bones of audiences from around the world with Terry Fator: The VOICE of Entertainment. The America’s Got Talent winner brings to life a hilarious range of characters. With comedic banter and amazing vocal impressions of musical superstars such as Dean Martin, Aretha Franklin, Lady Gaga and more, Terry Fator: The VOICE of Entertainment is a one-of-a-kind experience.
    March 8, 7:00-9:00 PM
    Louisville Palace
    625 South 4th Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    http://concerts.livenation.com/event/16004E22B3DE253A
    (502) 583-4555
    Ticket prices vary

     

     

     


      

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