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    Louisville Bespoke Spring Fashion Show

    Come out for the Inaugural Louisville Bespoke Spring Fashion Show, celebrating the local fashion community and its designers. Louisville Bespoke was created to raise awareness and provide a space for designers, artists and entrepreneurs to make their wearable products locally. The effort includes membership, classes and events for anyone interested in the fashion world. The money raised will go towards sewing machines and sewing equipment. There will be a VIP pre-show cocktail reception from 6-7 p.m.
     
    When: Friday, March 24, 7-10 p.m.
    Where: Speed Art Museum, 2035 S. Third St.
    Website: Louisville Bespoke
    Cost: $35 General Admission; $150 VIP

     

    Blue Sky Mining Brandy Launch Party | Copper & Kings

    This Saturday, Blue Sky Mining will be launched with an event that matches the imagination and creativity of the liquid at Copper & Kings’ Butchertown distillery. Patrons will enjoy unique aerial arts performed by Louisville’s own aerialists, Suspend, who will also be serving elevated cocktails. There will be live music from Exacta Cube and bottle signings by local label artist AngryBlue. The distillery will also open for after dark tours and food will be served along with a cash bar.
     
    When: Friday, March 24, 6-10 p.m.
    Where: Copper & Kings, 1121 E. Washington St.
    Website: Blue Sky Mining Launch Party
    Cost: $10 admission + Blue Sky tasting

     

    Late Night Jazz | Louis's "The Ton"

    Louis's "The Ton" is hosting a night of jazz this Friday. They'll feature trumpeter Craig Tweddell and his six-piece jazz band, including a sax, trombone, piano, bass and drums. Don't miss this late night show at The Ton!
     
    When: Friday, March 24, 11 p.m.-1 a.m.
    Where: Louis's "The Ton," 1601 Story Ave.
    Website: Late Night Jazz
    Cost: Free to attend

     

    "View from the Grandstand" Art Show Opening | Brown Hotel

    Time to gear up for Derby season! Gallery at the Brown will host an opening reception for the horse-themed “View from the Grandstand” art show this Friday, featuring artists Jaime Corum, Melanie Osborne, Donna Bernstein and Thomas Allen Pauly. Light appetizers and wine will be served at the event. The show will run from March 24 to June 16.
     
    When: Friday, March 24, 6-9 p.m.
    Where: Brown Hotel, 335 W. Broadway
    Website: View from the Grandstand
    Cost: Free to attend

     

    The Galoots' Farewell Performance | The Monkey Wrench

    For the Monkey Wrench's second to last weekend, they're hosting one of their favorite bands - the Galoots! And in addition, Tyrone Cotton will be there to kick the night off! Don't miss the chance to say a proper goodbye to this beloved place.
     
    When: Friday, March 24, 8 p.m.
    Where: The Monkey Wrench, 1025 Barret Ave.
    Website: The Monkey Wrench
    Cost: $15

     

    Rodney Carrington | Louisville Palace

    Rodney Carrington is a multi-talented comedian, actor, singer and writer who recorded eight major record label comedy albums, which have sold millions of copies. His popularity largely derives from his connection with his audience, both at his live shows and through social media. And by the looks of his shows in 2017, he shows no signs of slowing down!
     
    When: Friday, March 24, 7 p.m.
    Where: Louisville Palace, 625 S. Fourth St.
    Website: Rodney Carrington
    Cost: $45+

     

    First Annual Reveal | The Table

    Join the Mission Behind Bars & Beyond's first annual Reveal. Grab a seat at The Table to learn how MBB&B has transformed the lives of returning citizens over the past year. They will feature a mission-driven dinner from West Louisville’s The Table and Cup of Joy and makeover stories from the returning citizens’ themselves, followed by live music.
     
    When: Friday, March 24, 7-10 p.m.
    Where: The Table, 1800 Portland Ave.
    Website: Reveal
    Cost: $30 single ticket; $50 double ticket; $200 table for eight

     

    Twin Limb with Future Killer | Zanzabar

    Louisville's Twin Limb will perform at the new-and-improved Z-bar this Friday! They'll be joined by Future Killer, so don't miss this show.
     
    When: Friday, March 24, 9 p.m.
    Where: Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St.
    Website: Twin Limb with Future Killer
    Cost: $12+

     

    Eric Genius Presents Soothe The Soul | Clifton Center

    Eric Genuis, internationally acclaimed composer and virtuoso pianist, tours with first-class soloists and orchestras to bring hope and healing to the human spirit. Proceeds will support programs bringing dying wishes to Veterans, helping Veterans transitioning from homelessness and providing healing for Veteran women.
     
    When: Friday, March 24, 7-10 p.m.
    Where: Clifton Center, 2117 Payne St.
    Website: Eric Genius
    Cost: $25+

     

    Ivory Consignment Pop-Up Event | Celebration Hall

    Ivory is excited to introduce Louisville's first ever secondhand pop-up event for women! At Ivory, you'll find discounts and inventory rivaling shops and sites such as Margaret's Consignment, Clothes Mentor and Poshmark. Imagine name-brand labels at prices so low, you won't feel guilty leaving with your arms full and wallet happy.
     
    When: Friday-Saturday, March 24-25, 9 a.m.
    Where: Celebration Hall, 11711 Main St., Middletown, KY
    Website: Ivory Consignment Pop-Up
    Cost: Free to attend

     

    Brain Days | Kentucky Science Center

    At the Kentucky Science Center's "Brain Days" Science Celebration, visitors can celebrate "Brain Awareness Week" by talking to real scientists about how they study brains, building a neuron to take home, getting hands-on knowledge about different parts of the brain and spinal cord and much more!
     
    When: Friday, March 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. & Saturday, March 25, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Where: Kentucky Science Center, 727 W. Main St.
    Website: Brain Days
    Cost: Free with admission

     

    Sixteen Candles | Mercury Ballroom

    Sixteen Candles makes it their personal duty and pleasure to bring all the great 80′s songs you love to life in full force. The members are 5 fun-loving guys with a simple love for the music of years gone by and a mission to fuse nostalgia and style to create a sight/sound spectacular unlike any other. 
     
    When: Friday, March 24, 9 p.m.
    Where: Mercury Ballroom, 611 S. Fourth St.
    Website: Sixteen Candles
    Cost: $10

     

    Cat Casual & The Holy Midnight Album Release | Monnik Beer Co.

    Get psyched! Cat Casual & The Holy Midnight are releasing a brand new album and rocking the upstairs loft at Monnik Beer Co. to celebrate. Joining them in the celebration are local favorites Twin Sister Radio and Jaxon Lee Swain.
     
    When: Friday, March 24, 9 p.m.
    Where: Monnik Beer Co., 1036 E. Burnett Ave.
    Website: Cat Casual & The Holy Midnight
    Cost: $5

     

    SATURDAY

    NuLu Bock Fest

    This Saturday will mark the second year of Bock Beer celebrations in the city of Louisville. NuLu is home to two coincidentally named alleys - Nanny Goat Strut and Billy Goat Strut - thus making it a fitting place for the Bock Beer Fest! Join us as we drink locally brewed blessed bock beers, and as we enjoy safe and fun racing of the goats on Market Street. The 2017 NuLu Bock Fest will be a day full of great traditions, beer and fun! Don't forget, all goat costumes and fashions are encouraged. Photo by Ron Bath.
     
    When: Saturday, March 25, noon-7 p.m.
    Where: NuLu, 600-700 blocks of Market St.
    Website: NuLu Bock Fest
    Cost: Free to attend

     

    Water By The Bridge 2017 | Waterfront Park

    Join Water By The Bridge for their annual European Car Show at Waterfront Park. All European makes and models are welcome to enter the car show. They will have food trucks, door prizes and lots of fun.
     
    When: Saturday, March 25, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Where: Waterfront Park, 231 E. Witherspoon St.
    Website: Water By The Bridge
    Cost: $20

     

    Second Chances Wildlife | Blackacre Nature Preserve

    Come out for this popular class from Second Chances Wildlife Center. During this program, you will learn fascinating facts about some animals you've heard of but may not know much about. Some truths may surprise you!
     
    When: Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m.-noon
    Where: Blackacre State Nature Preserve, 3200 Tucker Station Road
    Website: Second Chances Wildlife
    Cost: $7 for adults; $5 for children

     

    James and the Giant Peach | The Kentucky Center

    StageOne’s James and the Giant Peach is now on stage at the Kentucky Center! When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion which results in a tremendous peach - and launches a journey of enormous proportions.

    When: Saturday, March 25, 2 & 5 p.m.
    Where: Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St.
    Website: James and the Giant Peach
    Cost: $20 for adults; $15 for children 12 and under

     

    Dr. Dundiff + The Smoke Shop Kids | The Monkey Wrench

    For the Monkey Wrench's second to last Saturday, Dr. Dundiff and The Smoke Shop Kids will perform their farewell tribute. Don't miss this chance to say goodbye in style.
     
    When: Saturday, March 25, 5 p.m.
    Where: The Monkey Wrench, 1025 Barret Ave.
    Website: The Monkey Wrench
    Cost: Free to attend

     

    Highlands Flea Off Market

    This weekend, the Flea Off Market is taking over the Highlands! With over 200 vendors, food trucks, live music and entertainment, there's a reason the Flea Off is your favorite outdoor market.

    When: Saturday, March 25, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sunday, March 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Where: 1228 E. Breckinridge St.
    Website: Highlands Flea Off Market
    Cost: Free to attend

     

    Phourist & The Photons' Album Release Show | Zanzabar

    Phourist & The Photons are releasing their first full-length album! Come out to Zanzabar for a first taste of While We Still Have The Morning.

    When: Saturday, March 25, 8 p.m.
    Where: Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St.
    Website: Phourist & The Photons Album Release
    Cost: $8

     

    Peaches n' Dreams Gala and Fundraiser | Kentucky Center & Muhammad Ali Center

    Peaches n’ Dreams caps off StageOne’s 70th season and will be held this Saturday. Guests will be among the first to experience StageOne’s production of James and the Giant Peach at the Kentucky Center. After the performance, guests will be escorted to the Muhammad Ali Center where the young guests will join StageOne’s Education team for a dinner generously donated by Patrick O’Shea’s and theater activities. Adults will enjoy a peach-inspired dinner as well as drinks, including a signature Peaches n' Dreams Ballotin Chocolate Whiskey cocktail.

    When: Saturday, March 25, 5-7 p.m.
    Where: Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St.
    & Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. Sixth St.
    Website: Peaches n' Dreams
    Cost: $150 for adults; $50 for kids

     

    Special Concert at Lettersong Gallery

    Head out to Lettersong Calligraphy Studio and Gallery for a special concert featuring Alan Rhody, John Gage and Aaron Bibelhauser. Feel free to bring any snacks and drinks you want, for yourself or to add in the pot luck.

    When: Saturday, March 25, 7:30-10 p.m.
    Where: Lettersong Studio and Gallery, 1501 Story Ave.
    Website: Lettersong Gallery
    Cost: $15 suggested donation

     

    3rd Annual Animal Care Society Benefit Bash | Mellwood Arts Center

    Included in your ticket is your dinner, complimentary cocktail drinks, a dance floor just waiting for you to let loose and a fun and friendly atmosphere! Most importantly, your ticket price helps support the cats and dogs at Louisville’s first no-kill shelter so that we can continue caring for homeless animals and working hard to find them safe, loving forever homes.

    When: Saturday, March 25, 6-11 p.m.
    Where: Mellwood Arts Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave.
    Website: Animal Care Society Benefit Bash
    Cost: $100+

     

    SUNDAY

    Syrian Cultural Marketplace | Muslim Community Center of Louisville

    The Muslim community welcomes the greater city community to enjoy an exploration into Syrian culture. The marketplace will feature ethnic food, authentic clothing and handmade items sold by community members. The cultural marketplace will also feature debke (traditional dance), music and other performances. All proceeds will go to refugee families settled in Jefferson County by Kentucky Refugee Ministries and Catholic Charities.

    When: Sunday, March 26, noon-10 p.m.
    Where: Muslim Community Center of Louisville, 8125 Old Westport Road
    Website: Cultural Marketplace
    Cost: Free to attend

     

    Migos | Louisville Palace

    UofL SAB is excited to present Migos at the Louisville Palace this Sunday! There will also be a surprise special guest.

    When: Sunday, March 26, 8-11 p.m.
    Where: Louisville Palace, 625 S. Fourth St.
    Website: Migos
    Cost: $45 for public; $40 for UofL students

     

    Barrels & Bites Benefit | Kentucky Artisan Distillery

    The event will feature appetizers from two renowned chefs - Anoosh Shariat and Anthony Lamas - and a selection of local bourbons as well as desserts from Mary Carmel Weatherby. Distillery tours, an educational scavenger hunt and silent auction are also on the agenda from 4 to 7 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Pewee Valley Woman’s Club.
     
    When: Sunday, March 26, 4-7 p.m.
    Where: Kentucky Artisan Distillery, 6230 Old La Grange Road
    Website: Barrels & Bites
    Cost: $125

     

    Harvey's House Book Sale | Almost Home Boarding and Training

    Harvey's House Rabbit Rescue and Sanctuary is hosting a book sale! Books and bunnies - what could be better? Stop by to read to one of their bunnies and stock up on gently used books while you're there!

    When: Sunday, March 26, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Where: Almost Home Boarding and Training, 1219 Dorsey Lane
    Website: Harvey's House Book Sale
    Cost: $25

     

    Slur Your Role XXVIII | Kaiju

    Nerd Louisville presents Slur Your Role! Join Nerd Louisville for a night of role-playing and boozing in the belly of Kaiju on Oak Street as we pursue our mission of making Louisville the most awesome nerd city in the universe. This Sunday, the featured game will be Mutant: Year Zero!

    When: Sunday, March 26, 4-8 p.m.
    Where: Kaiju, 1004 E. Oak St.
    Website: Slur Your Role
    Cost: $5 donation required to play

    Cover Image: NuLu Bock Fest 2016; Ron Bath

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