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    Beer Pong & Goldfish Racing at the Sports and Social Club
    Come to Louisville's biggest Beer Pong Tournament! Enjoy $6 Bud/Bud Light Pitchers and $3 Bombs.
    July 9, all day
    4th Street Live!
    400 S. 4th Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    $250 Beer Pong Tournament/$150 Goldfish Racing Tournament
     
     
    NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 225 at the Kentucky Speedway
    Always entertaining rough-and-tough, side-by-side NASCAR Camping World Truck Series action opens a three-race weekend!
    July 9, 7:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.
    Kentucky Speedway
    1 Kentucky Speedway Boulevard
    Sparta, KY 41086
    Single-race prices will increase $5 July 6-11
     
     
    Floetry Reunion Tour at the Kentucky Center
    Floetry was an English R&B duo comprising Marsha Ambrosius ("the Songstress") and Natalie Stewart ("the Floacist"). The group recorded two studio albums, one live album and sold over 1,500,000 records worldwide.
    July 9, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.
    The Kentucky Center, Whitney Hall
    501 West Main Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    $45, ticket prices vary.
     
     
    The Lonely Wild, The Moonlight Peddlers, Joann & The Dakota at the New Vintage
    Doors open at 8 p.m., concert starts at 9 p.m.
    July 9, 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.
    The New Vintage
    2126 S. Preston Street
    Louisville, KY 40217
    $8
     

    Poorcastle 2015
    Poorcastle Festival began between friends in the summer of 2013 with the intent to showcase the best local music Louisville has to offer. The inaugural Poorcastle Festival began as one day with only 13 bands, then grew to two full days showcasing 24 bands in the second year. Now, in its third year, organizers are bringing three full days of local music with 33 bands from right here in Louisville.
    July 10 – 12, 2 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
    Apocalypse Brew Works
    1612 Mellwood Ave
    Louisville, KY 40206
    More info here
    $5 per day

     
     
    No Laughing Matter: Preserving Cartoons in The Filson’s Special Collections
    Cartoonists have used humor to encourage people to think in new ways, to criticize those in power, to challenge the status quo or simply to point out absurdity in our society. This lecture will discuss the lives and careers of cartoonists whose creative works are preserved in The Filson's collections. Featured will be artists such as Fontaine Fox, Jr., whose beloved Toonerville Folks cartoon ran in hundreds newspapers across the nation for over 40 years. Also highlighted will be the drawings of Wyncie King, a political cartoonist who got his start in Louisville and remembered the city fondly in his later years. Jana Meyer is an Assistant Curator of Special Collections.
    July 10, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
    The Library at Oxmoor Farm
    720 Oxmoor Avenue
    Louisville, KY 40208
    $10 for non-members
     
     
    Louisville Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival at the Water Tower
    Nothing goes better with blues music than hot barbecue! Catch the tunes of New Orleans and Memphis while you eat with your hands at Four Roses Bourbon Louisville Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival. Indulge in a variety of barbecue styles from the best smokehouses in town, all cooking up their secret recipes for your pleasure! No food, drink or pets allowed. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome.
    July 10, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
    Louisville Water Tower
    3005 River Road
    Louisville, KY 40207
    $11-$15
     
     
    Jim Lauderdale and His Bluegrass Band with The Misty Mountain String Band
    Lauderdale has always stayed true to his North Carolina roots but is influenced from the experience of his travels. He first immersed himself in the early country music scenes of both New York City and Los Angeles before breaking through in Nashville as a songwriter. He has helped pave the way of the current Americana Movement, recording records and writing songs that cross genres from country, pop, roots, rock, folk and bluegrass.
    July 10, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.
    Headliners Music Hall
    1386 Lexington Road
    Louisville, KY 40206
    $20 Reserved Seating, $15 GA Seating
     
     
    Strung Out Loud at the Planet Experience 
    The Acoustic duo Strung Out Loud performs songs from the 80s, 90s and today.
    July 10, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.
    The Planet Experience
    1565 Bardstown Road
    Louisville, KY 40205
    Free!
     
     
    Homearama at Spring Farm Lake 2015
    Since 1968, the Building Industry Association of Greater Louisville Homearama has given Louisville residents the opportunity to tour more than 800 homes, each reflecting the unique and professional talents of builders, interior designers, craftspeople and landscape architects. At Homearama you can discover decorating ideas and design trends, shop artwork and furniture or buy the home of your dreams!
    July 11 – 26, 2015
    Weekdays: 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    Saturdays: 10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
    Sundays: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
    Spring Farm Lake
    4925 Spring Farm Rd
    Prospect, KY 40059
    $10 cash or check only
     
     
    Paddle for Hunger at Waterfront Park
    Paddle for Hunger, presented by the Louisville Mayor’s Office and Yum! Brands, is a fun-filled day of teambuilding and competition as teams of ten race voyager canoes on the Ohio River. Proceeds benefit Dare to Care Food Bank.
    July 11, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    Harbor Lawn, Waterfront Park
    1 River Road
    Louisville, KY 40202
    Free for spectators! Canoe race participation starts at $2,500 for a team of ten
     
     
    REMINISCE Celebrating DJ ZNYCE B-DAY at Headliners
    A Celebration of the '90s hosted by DJ ZNYCE with music by DJ Q & DJ EmptyBeats. The dress code is strictly enforced. No athletic wear, no sneakers, no hoodies, no plain T-shirts, no ball caps.
    July 11, 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
    Headliners Music Hall
    1386 Lexington Road
    Louisville, KY 40206
    $10 in advance (Ticket price subject to change day-of)
     
     
    Lagers Club and BBC Brew-Off Contest Brunch and Arts and Crafts Fair
    Along with the Lagers Homebrewer contest, Bluegrass Brewing Company will feature a limited brunch buffet inside (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.) and outside games and booths featuring local artist vendors (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.). Come watch the brewers work, have brunch, play some outside games and check out some local artists. This is a dog-friendly event. BBC in St. Matthews and the Lager's Club have partnered to host a brew-off for a chance to brew on the BBC system and have your beer tapped and served during craft beer week.
    July 12, 9 – 4 p.m.
    Bluegrass Brewing Company
    3929 Shelbyville Road
    Louisville, KY 40207
    Free!
     
     
    Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social at the Farnsley-Mormen House
    Come out for a relaxing family-friendly day on the banks of the Ohio River on Sunday. You can enjoy music by Beatles tribute band The Rigby’s, Magic by Dave Cotrell, an Ice Cream Eating Contest, a miniature train ride, pony rides, a farm animal petting zoo, an archaeology dig and tours of the historic Farnsley-Moremen House (1/2 price). All other activities are free with the exception of food and ice cream purchases. Food vendors: Shack in the Back Barbeque and Ehrler’s Ice Cream. Special bonus: The Friends of the Southwest Library will be holding a book sale in the Riverside Visitors Center. Find great books at bargain prices!
    July 12, 1 -5 p.m.
    Riverside the Farnsley-Moremen Landing
    7410 Moorman Road
    Louisville, KY 40272
    Prices vary
     
     
    Taste of Independents at the Olmsted
    The Taste of Independents, produced by Apron Inc., benefits employees in the independent service industry who find themselves in financial need through no fault of their own. There will be a silent auction and entertainment provided by local favorite, The Robbie Bartlett Duo.
    July 12, 1 - 4 p.m.
    The Olmsted
    3701 Frankfort Avenue
    Louisville, KY 40207
    $40 in advance/$45 at the door
     
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