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    Winter is finally over (we’re calling it!) so get out and do some fun stuff this weekend! If you’d like more suggestions like these delivered to your inbox every week, please subscribe to Louisville.com’s Weekender e-blast here!
     
    Vino, Bark, and Brew
    Mark your calendars and grab your leashes, it is time for another Vino, Bark, and Brew. Featuring music by the Phone Cops, Tacos from Holy Mole food truck and wines from Vines and Canines, and Brews from Great Flood Brewing Company. Please plan on coming to see us and bring your furry family. Arrow animals up for adoption will be making appearances!
    March 26, 5 – 9 p.m.
    Parking Lot near Corner of Bardstown Road & Douglas Blvd
    1985 Douglas Blvd.
    Louisville, KY
    www.facebook.com/events/822237894510128/
    409-5141


    Macy’s Kentucky Derby Festival Spring Fashion Show at Horseshoe Southern Indiana
    This year’s fashion show will feature outfits and accessories from more than a dozen local boutiques, as well as national retailers like Macy’s. Some of the Festival’s Official Products will also be featured and the Official 2015 Derby Festival merchandise will be on sale at the event.
    March 26, 5:30 – 10:30 p.m.
    Showroom of Horseshoe Southern Indiana
    11999 Casino Center Dr SE
    Elizabeth, IN 47117
    www.kdf.org
    584-FEST
    $35 general admission, $65 reserved seating

    Coffee & Crafts at McQuixote Coffee Brought to you by Good Garbage
    Join Good Garbage, Louisville's Center for Creative Reuse at McQuixote Books & Coffee for a fun evening of good company, good coffee and $5 crafts. There will be many kits to choose from and Good Garbage will supply all the tools needed to create. Choose from cork or bottle cap key rings, bottle cap earrings, magnets and more!
    March 26, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    McQuixote Books & Coffee
    1512 Portland Avenue
    Louisville, KY 40203
    www.goodgarbage.org
    774-9900
    $5 for craft kit brought to you by Good Garbage
     
    The Chamber Jeffersontown’s Business Expo
    The Chamber Jeffersontown invites you to attend the premiere business-to-business networking event in the Louisville area. Join us at the 2015 Business Expo to meet and greet with 100+ vendors representing 50+ industries to make key business contacts while viewing a wide variety of products and services.  Admission is FREE, and all attendees will be eligible to enter the Grand Prize Drawing: 50” Hisense Smart TV. Attendees can bid on various packages in the silent auction, enjoy complimentary appetizers from participating Taste of Jeffersontown vendors from 3 pm – 5 pm, donate blood at the American Red Cross Blood Drive, and more. This is an event you don’t want to miss! Expand your network with The Chamber Jeffersontown. Thank you 2015 Business Expo Sponsors! Corporate Level: Louisville Business First, Park Community Credit Union , Technology Plus & Walmart. Association Level: Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA, L & N Federal Credit Union, Nimlok Kentucky | Sign Crafters & Time Warner Cable Business Class.
    March 26, 1 – 5 p.m.
    Ramada Plaza & Triple Crown Pavilion
    1776 Plantside Drive
    Louisville, KY
    www.jtownchamber.com
    Free!
     
    Women on the Move Luncheon at the Old Medical School Building
    This event is hosted by National MS Society Board Member, Event Ambassador and Miss Kentucky, Ramsey Carpenter who has MS. Local WAVE3 Anchor, Dawne Gee will be honored with the Women of Courage Award and will be introducing Zoe Koplowitz, the award-winning author of The Winning Spirit: Life Lessons Learned In Last Place. The Woman on the Move Luncheon is a unique fundraising experience creating an inspiring, motivational and empowering leadership environment. 
    March 26, 11:30 – 1 p.m.
    The Old Medical School Building
    101 West Chestnut Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    kywmain.nationalmssociety.org/site/Calendar?id=338435&view=Detai
    451-5473
    $35
     
    Pink Drag and Variety Show at the University of Louisville
    The event, sponsored by the LGBT Center and its affiliated student groups, is 8 p.m. March 27 in the Student Activities Center Multipurpose Room. Now in its 18th year, PINK is a student-organized fundraiser. The event began in 1997 to honor the memory of Ken Terrill, an associate professor of theater arts and a longtime advocate for LGBT students. It’s now a popular annual event that serves as a way to celebrate UofL’s culture and continuing support of campus diversity.
    March 27, 8 – 10 p.m.
    Student Activities Center Multipurpose Room at UofL
    2301 South 3rd Street
    Louisville, KY 40292
    852-6171
    $5 for students with ID and $10 for general admission

    Stevie Wonder at the KFC Yum! Center
    Stevie Wonder will bring the critically-acclaimed performance, which is a live adaptation of his iconic “Songs in the Key of Life” album, to more than 10 U.S. cities including a stop in Louisville, KY at KFC Yum! Center.
    March 27, 8 – 10 p.m.
    KFC YUM! Center
    1 Arena Plaza
    Louisville, KY 40202
    www.kfcyumcenter.com/events/detail/stevie-wonder
    690-9000
    $39.50 - $149.50
     
    Easter Egg Hunt in Lyndon
    Celebrate the beginning of Easter season with an Easter Egg Hunt complete with a petting zoo, train rides, easter bunny, face painting, and lots of eggs. 
    March 28, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
    Romara Place
    501 Romara Place
    Lyndon, KY 40222
    cityoflyndon.org/Assets/Files/EasterEggHunt2015.pdf
    423-0932
    Free!

    Icave 2 at Marengo Cave
    Get muddy with a buddy! This adventure begins with the red room ladder entrance into the Marengo Cave’s New Discovery. Hidden from visitors for more than 100 years, this section of the cave was discovered on June 6th 1992. See Cave Formations and learn how they are formed. Trudge though the “Valley of the Lost Soles!” Visit Stewart Spring, Indiana’s 13th largest spring, from underground. On the way out, challenge yourself with optional crawls. Then exit from the “pig pen” named for the slimy wet clay you’ll be covered in! Great, not-so-clean fun!
    March 28, 11 a.m.
    Marengo Cave
    400 East State Road 64
    Marengo, IN 47140
    marengocave.com/individuals/cave-exploring/iwaterfall-crawl


    Easter Festival at Norton Commons
    Come celebrate the joy of the Easter season with the whole family at the Easter Festival at Norton Commons! Enjoy Easter egg hunts, Easter games, live music, and the Easter story.
    March 28, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
    Oval Park at Norton Commons
    10712 Meeting St
    Prospect, KY 40059
    nortoncommons.com/event/easter-festival-hosted-by-ymca-ccum/
    412-5085
    Free!

    Flamenco Louisville's Noche Flamenca
    Louisville's authentic tablao show, Flamenco Louisville's Noche Flamenco presents the unique melding of song, music and dance that is flamenco in a traditionally intimate setting.
    March 28, 9:30 – 11 p.m.
    Caffe Classico
    2144 Frankfort Ave.
    Louisville, KY 40206
    www.flamencolouisville.org/#!events/-performers/vstc2=noche-flamenca
    895-0076
    $10 (includes glass of wine or soft drink)
     
    Tropical Dreams Day at the Arctic Scoop
    The Arctic Scoop Ice Cream & Yogurt will specialize in creating tropical desserts today. The island breeze is coming our way. Sit back and enjoy a Pina Colada, Orange Mango Passion, Smoothie or another treat and forget about those cold winter days. Any flavor can be made into Ice Cream, Non-dairy cream or a shake. Options are available in gluten-free, low-fat, vegan, no-sugar, kosher and dairy-free.
    March 29, 12 – 9 p.m.
    The Arctic Scoop
    841 S Hurstbourne Pkwy
    Louisville, KY 40222
    www.facebook.com/events/807197612697961/
    409-6602
     
    Preservation Hall Jazz Band at the Kentucky Center
    Preservation Hall Jazz Band derives its name from Preservation Hall, the venerable music venue located in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe. The band has traveled worldwide spreading their mission to nurture and perpetuate the art form of New Orleans Jazz. 
    March 29, 7 – 9 p.m.
    Bomhard Theater, The Kentucky Center
    501 West Main Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    www.kentuckycenter.org/Kentucky-Center/14-15/Preservation-Hall-Jazz-Band/13131#tab-show-information-link
    498-2444
    Tickets start at $35.00

      
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