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    The Bourbon Classic

    This weekend marks the end of the 5th Anniversary Bourbon Classic, with two incredible days of events at the Kentucky Center. On Friday, come out for the Cocktail & Culinary Challenge. Teams of master bartenders will be matched with an acclaimed chef and Bourbon Classic sponsor distillery – and vie for the title of “perfect cocktail” and "perfect small plate." Then on Saturday, there will be two sessions of the Bourbon Classic University before the week-long event culminates with the spectacular Bourbon Classic TASTE, with bourbon tastings, bourbon-inspired food and more. Visit the website below for more info.
     
    When: Friday, March 3, 7-10 p.m. & Saturday, March 4, 2:30-9:30 p.m.
    Where: The Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St.
    Website: Bourbon Classic
    Cost: Friday Admission - $135; Saturday Admission - $155

     

    Dogfish Head + Record Store Day: The Tour

    Along with their Record Store Day partnership, Dogfish Head has also teamed up with Crosley Radio to kick off a 29-city tour. This rolling gallery celebrating indie music, original artwork, Crosley record players and off-centered beers will be stopping at independent record stores and craft beer bars throughout the country – stop by and check out their listening stations, beer-inspired artwork and sweet Dogfish/Crosley swag! The tour will kick off this weekend with stops in Louisville on both Friday and Saturday. Check out their website for more info!
     
    When: Friday-Saturday, March 3-4, times vary
    Where: Location varies, see website
    Website: Record Store Day Tour
    Cost: Free to attend

     

    Kentucky Flea Market Spring Fling | Kentucky Expo Center

    Spring is in the air at the Kentucky Expo Center! Come out for the Spring Fling flea market this weekend, with over 600 booths! There are other exciting events at the Expo Center as well, so you're sure to have a great time.
     
    When: Friday-Sunday, March 3-5
    Where: Kentucky Expo Center, 937 Phillips Lane
    Website: Spring Fling
    Cost: Free to attend

     

    First Friday Trolley Hop | Downtown Louisville

    The Republic Bank First Friday Hop event is every first Friday and includes downtown art galleries, retailers and restaurants that will be open extended hours with discounts and refreshments. Each First Friday night, the ZeroBus drops you off at all the best shopping spots downtown has to offer.
     
    When: Friday, March 3, 5-11 p.m.
    Where: Downtown Louisville, Main/Market St. corridor
    Website: First Friday Trolley Hop
    Cost: Free to attend

     

    Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike | Thrust Theatre

    Head out to UofL's Thrust Theatre for a performance of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. Old resentments flare up between siblings when Vanya's and Sonia's movie-star sister Masha shows up with her new boy toy, Spike. This play runs until Sunday, with two performances on Saturday.
     
    When: Friday-Sunday, March 3-5, times vary
    Where: Thrust Theatre, 2314 S. Floyd St.
    Website: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
    Cost: $15 General Admission

     

    Agent Orange + The Queers + Guttermouth | The Cure Lounge

    Head to The Cure Lounge for a great show featuring Agent Orange, The Queers and Guttermouth. There's even a rumor going around that it's The Cure's three-year anniversary party!
     
    When: Friday, March 3, 9 p.m.
    Where: The Cure Lounge, 1481 S. Shelby St.
    Website: Cure Lounge
    Cost: $18

     

    Whitechapel | Mercury Ballroom

    The Noise presents Metal Blade's 35th Anniversary Tour with Whitechapel! with five other hardcore bands joining them, Friday is sure to be the heaviest night ever.
     
    When: Friday, March 3, 7 p.m.
    Where: Mercury Ballroom, 611 S. Fourth St.
    Website: Whitechapel
    Cost: $18

     

    SATURDAY

    March Flea Off Market

    The Flea Off Market is back! Come out for a weekend of awesome vendors, food and fun. In addition, there will be fire performances after dark on Saturday and free pilates on Sunday. Don't miss out!
     
    When: Saturday-Sunday, March 4-5
    Where: Frest Start, 1007 E. Jefferson St.
    Website: Flea Off Market
    Cost: Free to attend

     

    2017 Speed Art Museum Gala

    This Saturday, the Speed celebrates its benefactors with a special white/black-tie gala. Attendees will enjoy cocktails, dinner, dancing and desserts. At 9 p.m., Late Night at the Speed begins, with more drinks and dancing!
     
    When: Saturday, March 4, 7 p.m.-2 a.m.
    Where: Speed Art Museum, 2035 S. Third St.
    Website: Speed Art Museum Gala
    Cost: $750 Benefactor Ticket; $200 Late Night Ticket

     

    Seinfeldia | Theatre Square Marketplace

    Take an exclusive inside look at Seinfeld, one of TV’s most iconic shows, with best-selling author Jennifer Keishen Armstrong and Emmy award-winning Seinfeld theme composer Jonathan Wolff. The intimate evening comes complete with Seinfeld themed hors d’oeuvres and signature cocktails.

    When: Saturday, March 4, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
    Where: Theatre Square Marketplace, 651 S. Fourth St.
    Website: Seinfeldia
    Cost: $24 in advance; $28 at the door

     

    Zanzabar Customer Appreciation Night

    Come out to Zanzabar for Customer Appreciation Night. Drink specials include $1 PBRs and $3 Fireball and wells. There will be music by Auralgami Soundsystem, and Brenda will DJ! And don't miss Kana-Jokie - if you tell a joke, you get a free pinball game (they'll even provide the joke)!
     
    When: Saturday, March 4, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
    Where: Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St.
    Website: Customer Appreciation Night
    Cost: Free

     

    Alone & Together Concert Series | Kaiju

    This is the second edition of Kaiju's new concert series, in which prominent local musicians perform solo sets followed by a collaborative, improvised performance at the end of the night. This week, they're featuring Jonathan Glenn Wood (Old Baby), Cat Casual (Cat Casual & the Holy Midnight, Lucky Pineapple) and classically trained violinist Sara Soltau.

    When: Saturday, March 4, 9 p.m.-midnight
    Where: Kaiju, 1004 E. Oak St.
    Website: Alone & Together
    Cost: $5

     

    11th Annual Kentucky Women's Book Festival | University of Louisville

    The 11th annual Kentucky Women’s Book Festival will feature local authors from a wide variety of genres, from young adult fiction and poetry to cookbooks and novels. The festival will include appearances and talks by Kim Michele Richardson, Ronni Lundy, Susan Reigler, Gwenda Bond, Kathleen Driskell and many more. The festival sessions and presentations are free, with an optional $10 lunch.

    When: Saturday, March 4
    Where: Ekstrom Library at UofL, 2301 S. Third St.
    Website: KY Women's Book Festival
    Cost: Free to attend

     

    Trivia Night and Silent Auction | City On A Hill Studio

    Come out this Saturday for a night of trivia fun. Individuals can register for $25 or teams of six for $120. This fundraiser supports City on a Hill and includes a silent auction with great items to bid on. Tell your friends and join the fun!

    When: Saturday, March 4, 6-9 p.m.
    Where: City On A Hill Studio, 1914 Stanley Gault Pkwy.
    Website: Trivia Night
    Cost: $25 single ticket; $120 team of six

     

    Growing the Mission Gala | The Henry Clay

    The Crimson Mission's Growing the Mission Gala is the premiere event celebrating DuPont Manual High School! Show your support at an evening of dinner, silent and live auctions, a cash bar, the celebration of the Guests of Honor and more! 

    When: Saturday, March 4, 6-10 p.m.
    Where: The Henry Clay, 604 S. Third St.
    Website: Growing the Mission Gala
    Cost: $100 Single Ticket

     

    Louisville Men's Basketball vs. Nortre Dame | KFC Yum! Center

    Cheer on the Cardinals as they take on the Fighting Irish right here at home. Go Cards!
     
    When: Saturday, March 4, 2 p.m.
    Where: KFC Yum! Center, 1 Arena Plaza
    Website: Louisville v. Notre Dame
    Cost: $50+

     

    SUNDAY

    Twenty One Pilots: The EMØTIØNAL RØADSHØW Tour | KFC Yum! Center

    The “EMØTIØNAL RØADSHØW” tour will showcase Twenty One Pilots' explosive live show at the KFC Yum! Center this Sunday! Twenty One Pilots’ new single “Stressed Out” is rapidly climbing the Alternative radio chart. The track which is currently #3 at Alternative Radio has earned more than 28 million streams thus far.

    When: Sunday, March 5, 7 p.m.
    Where: KFC Yum! Center, 1 Arena Plaza
    Website: Twenty One Pilots Tour
    Cost: $50+

     

    Really Really Free Market | Central Park

    This Sunday, come together at Central Park in Old Louisville for the Really Really Free Market. It's in the name - everything is FREE. Feel free to bring anything you'd like to give to leave for someone else to take. Don't have anything to give? No exchange is necessary to participate.

    When: Sunday, March 5, 2-5 p.m.
    Where: Central Park, 1340 S. Fourth St.
    Website: Really Really Free Market
    Cost: Free to attend

     

    Absinthe After Dark Tour | Copper & Kings

    To celebrate National Absinthe Day, Copper & Kings invites you to join them for an exclusive distillery tour and tasting experience. The night will include an absinthe-focused tour and tastings, paired with food and an absinthe seminar. Also, for the first time, bottle your own absinthe!
     
    When: Sunday, March 5, 7-9 p.m.
    Where: Copper & Kings, 1121 E. Washington St.
    Website: Absinthe After Dark
    Cost: $30

     

    Woodhaven Country Club Wedding Show

    This Sunday, come out to the Woodhaven Wedding Show, presented by Louisville Bride. This is your chance to meet with amazing wedding professionals and enjoy food tastings from top caterers, cake bakers and a chocolate fountain. One lucky couple will each win a $500 cash coupon to use with eligible vendors at the show. 

    When: Sunday, March 5, noon-3 p.m.
    Where: Woodhaven Country Club, 7200 Woodhaven Road
    Website: Woodhaven Wedding Show
    Cost: Free for pre-registered brides and grooms; $8 general admission

     

    Louisville Wedding Network's Dillard's Wedding Experience

    The Louisville Wedding Network wants to make your wedding planning experience as simple and enjoyable as possible, and so they offer shows free of charge to brides and grooms and guests. The shows are a fun and convenient way to meet a variety of the best vendors for your wedding! Don't miss their next show at Dillard's!

    When: Sunday, March 5, 2-4 p.m.
    Where: Dillard's Men's in Mall St. Matthews, 5000 Shelbyville Road
    Website: Dillard's Wedding Experience
    Cost: Free to attend

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