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    FRIDAY

    49th Annual Jeffersontown Gaslight Festival

    The 49th year! Over 100 arts & crafts vendors travel from across the country to showcase their talents, and over 100 area business, civic & nonprofit organizations come to spread awareness at this 3-day event. Centered in the small-town ambiance of Gaslight Square, the festival has evolved into a time-honored tradition of Jeffersontown.

    When: September 14-16
    Where: 10434 Watterson Trail, Jeffersontown
    Website: Gaslight Festival
    Cost: Free to attend
     

    5th Annual Smoketown GetDown for Democracy

    Smoketown residents and friends present the fifth annual Smoketown GetDown for Democracy. The Smoketown GetDown is a free block party powered by the people and open to the public, with live entertainment and local food and beer. The fest features voter registration, Smoketown organizations, family-friendly activities, food trucks and a West Sixth Brewing beer garden.

    When: September 14, 4-10 p.m.
    Where: Smoketown, 760 S. Hancock St.
    Website: Smoketown GetDown for Democracy
    Cost: Free to attend
     

    2018 Kentucky Kick Down | Louisville Turners

    The region’s premier vintage motorcycle festival is expanding and moving from Barret Avenue to Turners Louisville. The 6th annual Kentucky Kick Down will feature hundreds of vintage bikes, as well as live music, food trucks, swimming, bowling and vendors. Attendees will enjoy the variety of vintage bikes on display, burn-out pits, stunt shows, mud drags, a charity ride, the Miss Kentucky Kick Down Contest and a camp-in movie.

    When: September 14-16, 4 p.m.
    Where: Louisville Turners, 3125 River Road
    Website: Kentucky Kick Down
    Cost: $5 admission, $10 parking; $25-$30 to register your bike
     

    Oktoberfest | German-American Club

    It's that time of year again. Now that the weather is cooling, the German-American Club will host their annual, two-day Oktoberfest. Both days will feature live music from the Rheingold Band and the Sorgenbrecher Band, authentic German food, vendors and a kids' playground.

    When: September 14 & 15, 4 p.m.-midnight
    Where: German American Club, 1840 Lincoln Ave.
    Website: Oktoberfest
    Cost: Free to attend
     

    The Book Works Celebration and Book Sale Preview | YMCA Safe Place

    This special event for book and coffee lovers celebrates the launch of The Book Works, a new social enterprise benefiting homeless and disconnected youth. Thousands of new and gently used donated books in all genre and other media will be for sale. Author-signed books, book-themed baskets and other gifts for book lovers will be available for purchase. On Friday, the ticketed preview sale will feature early access; drinks from McQuixote Books & Coffee, Wild Dog Rose Tea and Heine Bros; and a specialty auction.

    When: September 14, 5-8 p.m.
    Where: YMCA Safe Place, 2400 Crittenden Drive
    Website: Book Sale Preview
    Cost: $10 Friday pre-sale; free Saturday

    Sunset Concert Series: Brett Ratliff with The Local Honeys | Foxhollow Farm

    Each second Friday, May to September, Foxhollow opens their farm to friends and neighbors to enjoy music, local food and drinks and good company. This event is family friendly and fun for all ages. Attendees are welcome to bring along blankets, lawn chairs, umbrellas even well behaved pets on leash. This week, Brett Ratliff is the featured artist, with opener The Local Honeys, for the last Sunset Concert of the season.

    When: September 14, 6-9 p.m.
    Where: Foxhollow Farm, 8905 Hwy. 329, Crestwood
    Website: Sunset Concert Series
    Cost: In advance: $12 for adults, free for kids | At the door: $16 for adults, $5 for kids

    Queen Extravaganza | Louisville Palace

    Back by popular demand, Queen Extravaganza was one of last year’s fastest selling UK theatre tours. Queen fans can hear all their favorite Queen songs performed live, when the official tribute band, created by Roger Taylor and Brian May, hits North America for a series of shows this year. They will celebrate the UK’s biggest selling album of all time, Queen Greatest Hits, which sold over 6.1 million copies in Britain alone.

    When: September 7, 8-11 p.m.
    Where: Louisville Palace, 625 S. Fourth St.
    Website: Queen Extravaganza
    Cost: $15-$45
     

    New Albany Bicentennial Park Concert Series

    Every Friday, August through October, enjoy live bands in downtown New Albany’s Bicentennial Park. Restaurants, boutiques and shops are located within walking distance. This week features Joslyn & The Sweet Compression.
     
    When: September 7, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
    Where: Bicentennial Park, 118 E. Spring St., New Albany, Ind.
    Website: Concert Series
    Cost: Free to attend
     

    Sarah Ivens Book Signing | Carmichael's Bookstore

    Sarah Ivens is a journalist, certified life coach and author of eight lifestyle and wellness books including A Modern Girl's Guide to Getting Hitched and A Modern Girl's Guide to Etiquette. Ivens holds a PhD candidate in Global Humanities from the University of Louisville and is a contributor to The Daily Mail, The Daily Telegraph, Stella, Psychologies, Marie Claire, Glamour, The New York Post and GQ.

    When: September 14, 7 p.m.
    Where: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Ave.
    Website: Sarah Ivens
    Cost: Free to attend

     

    SATURDAY

    Louisville Pride Festival | Highlands

    The Louisville Pride Foundation is proud to announce the fourth annual Louisville Pride Festival, a celebration of the spirit of Louisville coming together as one. The 2018 Louisville Pride Festival is scheduled to take place this Saturday on Bardstown Road in the Highlands neighborhood from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.. The event is all ages, family friendly, free and open to the public.

    When: September 15, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
    Where: Highlands, Bardstown Road from Grinstead to Beechwood
    Website: Pride Festival
    Cost: Free to attend
     

    Butchertown Roots: A Celebration of Roots, Jazz and World Music | Odeon

    A spin-off of last year's Clifton Roots, Jazz and Heritage Festival, the Butchertown Roots festival continues the quest to bring the best in roots, jazz and world music to Louisville audiences. Featuring five Grammy nominees, a National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Award recipient and a MacArthur Foundation genius grant award winner, Butchertown Roots welcomes internationally renowned performers, as well as several of Louisville’s most celebrated local artists.

    When: September 15, 8 p.m. & September 16, 7 p.m.
    Where: Odeon, 1335 Story Ave.
    Website: Butchertown Roots
    Cost: $22 per day; $40 two-day pass

    2nd Annual VOICES High Heel Race | Bardstown Road

    People of all shoe sizes are encouraged to dress in their best costumes and most creative heels to run, walk, prance, dance and sashay along this 100-meter race down Lucia Avenue at Bardstown Road. Prizes will be awarded for individual and team race winners, Best Costume and Most Creative High Heels. Runners must be 18 years of age or older to participate. Check in starts at 11:30 a.m.

    When: September 15, 1:30 p.m.
    Where: Lucia Avenue at Bardstown Road
    Website: High Heel Race
    Cost: $20 per individual, $100 per team, free for spectators

    The Book Works Celebration and Book Sale | YMCA Safe Place

    This special event for book and coffee lovers celebrates the launch of The Book Works, a new social enterprise benefiting homeless and disconnected youth. Thousands of new and gently used donated books in all genre and other media will be for sale. Author-signed books, book-themed baskets and other gifts for book lovers will be available for purchase. On Saturday, enjoy all-day fun with family activities and food trucks as you enjoy all the book sale has to offer.

    When: September 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Where: YMCA Safe Place, 2400 Crittenden Drive
    Website: Book Works Celebration and Book Sale
    Cost: $10 Friday preview sale; free Saturday
     

    September Flea Off Market Do-Over | Fresh Start Growers Supply

    After getting rained out last weekend, the Flea Off Market returns for a do-over on Saturday and Sunday. In addition to over 200 vendors, food trucks, craft beer and cocktails, this weekend guests can enjoy kids' yoga classes, $3 gin and tonics, live music and more!

    When: Sept. 15, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sept. 16, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Where: Fresh Start Growers Supply, 1007 E. Jefferson St.
    Website: Flea Off Market
    Cost: Free to attend
     

    Candemonium | The Great Escape

    Crosley Radio and Against the Grain present the second ever Candemonium. This family-friendly summer bash featuring canned beer, food trucks, a show and finger puppet-making demonstration from Squallis Puppeteers, live music from Charlie Humble, kids activities, the Crosley Cruiser mobile record store and a raffle of Crosley record players designed by local artists.

    When: September 15, noon-4 p.m.
    Where: The Great Escape, 2433 Bardstown Road
    Website: Candemonium
    Cost: Free to attend
     

    National Jug Band Jubilee | Waterfront Park

    The National Jug Band Jubilee is a free, family friendly festival that celebrates the history of Jug Band Music in Louisville, featuring eight of the country's best jug bands and workshops, as well as local food, drink and vendors. Among others, the 2018 lineup includes the Juggernaut Jug Band and the Derby City Dandies from right here in Louisville.

    When: September 15, noon-11 p.m.
    Where: Brown-Forman Amphitheater, 129 E. River Road
    Website: Jug Band Jubilee
    Cost: Free to attend
     

    reGeneration Fair 2018 | Butchertown Greenway

    This weekend is Waterfront Botanical Gardens' annual free, family-friendly fair, featuring environmental booths and demonstrations, food and drink, arts and crafts, music and more. Louisville Visual Art will be also hosting their annual Plein-Air Paint Out in conjunction with the festival. As the WBG site is under construction, the fair will be held on the Butchertown Greenway between River Road and I-71, the eastern border of the site.

    When: September 15, 2-5 p.m.
    Where: Butchertown Greenway, near 1701 River Road
    Website: reGeneration Fair
    Cost: Free to attend
     

    CQ Music Festival | Captain's Quarters

    The seventh annual CQ Music Festival fundraiser will feature performances by the Southern Sirens, Soul Circus, Radiotronic and J.D. Shelburne, all to benefit WaterStep, a local organization that works to save lives around the world with safe water.

    When: September 15, 3 p.m.
    Where: Captain's Quarters, 5700 Captains Quarters Road, Prospect
    Website: CQ Music Festival
    Cost: $20 in advance, $30 at the door, $100 VIP
     

    Neo Soul Jazz Night | Copper & Kings

    Enjoy smooth jazz, neo soul and R&B jazz in the courtyard at Copper & Kings. The blazin' violinist Maestro J will host and perform, and Kym Williams will DJ. Guests will also have access to Copper & Kings' new rooftop bar, ALEX&NDER.

    When: September 15, 8-11:30 p.m.
    Where: Copper & Kings, 1121 E. Washington St.
    Website: Neo Soul Jazz Night
    Cost: $15+
     

    Louisville Orchestra Presents the Music of John Williams | Kentucky Center

    From Jaws to Star Wars, the music of John Williams guarantees a great night at the orchestra. Bob Bernhardt will conduct.

    When: September 15, 8 p.m.
    Where: Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St.
    Website: Music of John Williams
    Cost: $27+
     

    Date Night | Cooking at Millie's

    Cooking at Millie's offers group cooking classes, under the direction of local chefs. In a space mirroring a home kitchen, these classes are designed to teach guests new skills in a fun and comfortable environment. Friday will feature Chef Andrew Kotheimer. The menu includes: shrimp rockefeller, blue cheese-encrusted salmon and black cherry lava cake. The price includes a bottle of wine per couple.

    When: September 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
    Where: Cooking at Millie's, 340 W. Chestnut St.
    Website: Date Night
    Cost: $105

    Live a Life in Perspective | 3rd Turn Gardens

    Stephanie Feger, author of the new book, Color Today Pretty: An Inspirational Guide to Living a Life in Perspective, will discuss her process of finding fulfillment in life by shaping one's perspective. This interactive class will delve into Feger's personal road map and provide participants with practical strategies to find fulfillment in their own lives. Each participant will receive bottomless tea and a scone.

    When: September 15, 3-4 p.m.
    Where: 3rd Turn Gardens, 6300 Old La Grange Road
    Website: Live Life in Perspective
    Cost: $20

    Fleur de Lis Regatta | Waterfront Park

    The Sailing for a Cure Foundation is teaming up with Gilda’s Club of Louisville for the 18th annual Louisville Fleur De Lis Regatta. Enjoy two days of sailboat races on the Ohio River. When sailors participate in the Fleur de Lis Regatta, they help raise funds for Gilda’s Club of Louisville and help support their mission to support all people impacted by cancer. Boats will be docked and depart from the boat docks by the Brown-Forman Amphitheater.

    When: September 15 & 16, 9 a.m.
    Where: Brown-Forman Amphitheater, 129 E. River Road
    Website: Fleur de Lis Regatta
    Cost: Free to attend
     

    REACH: A Tracy Patton Ministries Event | 300 Spring

    At this fundraising event, attendees will be treated to a catered meal by American Smokehouse Stadium, the winner of Taste of Jeffersonville, as well as live music by Dangerous Ally, silent and live auctions and a cash bar. Proceeds will go to help feed hungry children in the community. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner served at 6 p.m. 18+ only.

    When: September 15, 5:30-9 p.m.
    Where: 300 Spring St., Jeffersonville, Ind.
    Website: REACH
    Cost: $25 in advance; $35 at the door

    SUNDAY

    2nd Annual Louisville Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival | Edison Center

    Attendees can enjoy 26 food trucks and over 50 craft beers this weekend at the Louisville Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival. This year, Master Chef's Gerron Hurt will make a special appearance from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. to meet with fans and answer questions. VIP entry starts at 11 a.m., GA at noon. All food and drink is sold separately from admission. With the Beer Package, guests get three drink tickets as well as admission. In addition to early entry, VIPs get $1 off beer purchases all day and a free dessert.

    When: September 16, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Where: Edison Center, 701 W. Ormsby Ave.
    Website: Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
    Cost: $5 GA in advance; $10 GA at the gate; $20 Beer Package; $25 VIP; free for kids 12 and under and all military/first responders
     

    Sunday Sandwich Snackdown | Falls City Brewery

    Another Place Sandwich Shop is throwing a Sandwich Beer Festival! The Sunday Sandwich Snackdown is a wrestling-themed competition where ten chefs and ten brewers team up and compete for the ultimate sandwich and beer pairing. Guests will sample all pairings and vote for the winners! The Way Far Away DJs, Louisville Championship Arm Wreslters and Killi Killi will all provide wrestling-themed entertainment.

    When: September 16, 4-8 p.m.
    Where: Falls City Brewery and Taproom, 901 E. Liberty St.
    Website: Sunday Sandwich Snackdown
    Cost: $45

    Puppies and Pints Patio Party | The Hub Louisville

    Bring your dog to The Hub Patio for some free samples of Pet Wants fresh dog food and drinks for a good cause. They will have doggy jerky and iced treats for four-legged friends and puppy-themed snacks and drink specials for two-legged friends.

    When: September 16, 3-5 p.m.
    Where: The Hub Louisville, 2235 Frankfort Ave.
    Website: Puppies and Pints Patio Party
    Cost: Free to attend
     

    Apple Patch 30th Anniversary Picnic | Foxhollow Farm

    Apple Patch Community is celebrating their 30th anniversary with a picnic at Foxhollow Farm. There will be hayrides, face painting and bouncy houses for kids, along with barbecue, live music Delafaye and Danny Flanigan and a music tent from Heartland Music Together. The cost of parking includes dinner, with brisket, barbecue chicken, farmer's bowl (vegetarian option), sweet potato salad and mac 'n cheese.

    When: September 16, 1-5 p.m.
    Where: Foxhollow Farm, 8905 Hwy. 329, Crestwood
    Website: Apple Patch Picnic
    Cost: $20 parking pass per vehicle, $5 activity wristband

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