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    There’s always so much to do in Lou, and this weekend is no exception. Check out where you should be going and what you should be doing!
     
     
    HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSES AT WESTPORT VILLAGE
    Enjoy music, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and specials galore at Westport Village! Visit site for full list of special events!
    When: November 5, 4 - 8 p.m.
    Where: Westport Village, 1315 Herr Lane, Louisville, KY 40222
    Website: www.westportvillage.com
    Cost: Free!
     
     
    SECRETS OF LOUISVILLE CHEFS COOKBOOK LAUNCH
    Sample selections from top chefs from the Louisville area while supporting the Fund for the Arts! Author Nancy Miller will have books available for purchase with portion of the proceeds benefiting the Fund. Meet the chefs and enjoy complimentary tastings from, MilkWood / 610 Magnolia, 8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen, VINCENZo'S, 211 Clover Lane Restaurant, and more. 
    When: November 5, 6 - 8 p.m.
    Where: Actors Theatre of Louisville, 316 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
    Website: actorstheatre.org
    Cost: Free!
     
     
    SHINE A LIGHT ON LUNG CANCER
    Shine a Light on Lung Cancer is an annual event founded by a lung cancer survivor and caregiver. It is the largest coordinated awareness event for Lung Cancer in the United States. Shine a Light on Lung Cancer events provide hope, inspiration and support for all of those touched by lung cancer.
    When: November 5, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
    Where: Louisville Slugger Field, 401 E Main Street, Louisville, KY
    Website: www.events.lungcanceralliance.org
    Cost: Free!
     
     
    WIZARD WORLD COMIC CON
    Wizard World returns to Louisville November 6 - 8! Check website for details on events and daily hours. 
    When: November 6, 7, 8
    Where: Louisville International Convention Center, 221 S 4th St., Louisville, KY 40202
    Website: www.wizardworld.com/louisville.html
    Cost: $79.95 for a 3-day pass, single day passes starting at $39.95
     
     
    THE BOOTLEGGER'S BASH
    Be transported back to the 1920's for a Gatsby-inspired speakeasy party! Enjoy dinner and then dance the night away with a live jazz band! Try one of the period-inspired signature cocktails and bid on some of the silent auction items. Dress up in your best 1920's attire and try to win the "best dressed" prize! The Bootlegger's Bash is an evening of fun and entertainment that benefits local childhood cancer charity Hope From Harper. Hope From Harper benefits children and their families who are battling pediatric cancer. 
    When: November 6, 7 - 11 p.m.
    Where: The Calumet Club, 1614 East Spring Street, New Albany, IN 47150
    Website: www.tinyurl.com/bootleggerticket
    Cost: $60 per person - tickets can be purchased in advance at tinyurl.com/bootleggerticket
     
    PURSES, POUTS & PEARLS LOUISVILLE
    This second annual event in Louisville benefits the amazing work of the American Cancer Society. The evening includes bingo for up to ten designer handbags, a silent auction for high-end items, gift bags, light bites and signature cocktails.
    When: November 6, 6 - 10 p.m.
    Where: Woodhaven Country Club, 7200 Woodhaven Road, Louisville, KY 40291
    Website: makingstrides.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=70374&pg=entry
    Cost: $45
     
     
    NEPHEW TOMMY
    Nephew Tommy visits the Louisville Palace Theatre for the I Got People Inside My Head tour.
    When: November 6,  doors at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.
    Where: Louisville Palace, 625 South 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202
    Website: Louisvillepalace.com
    Cost: $52.50 
     
     
    2015 OUT OF THE DARKNESS WALK
    The Out of the Darkness Walk for suicide prevention and mental health awareness is held to raise awareness of mental health issues. It is sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Louisville's Metro AFSP Chapter.
    When: November 7, 8:30 - 12 p.m.
    Where: Festival Plaza, River Road, Louisville, KY 40202
    Website: www.outofthedarkness.org
    Cost: Free for spectators, donations encouraged
     
     
    BLACKSMITH TOOL-MAKING WORKSHOP
    At this weekend workshop, students will learn blacksmithing techniques while creating their own tools to take home, such as punches, hammers, and chisels. Various kinds of tool steel, heating, and tempering will all be learning topics. Class sessions are held at the Forge behind the Kaviar Forge & Gallery on Frankfort Avenue. Students are expected to have their own safety equipment: gloves, leather shoes, eye protection, and ear protection are required. The Forge does supply all needed tools and materials for each project but you are welcome to bring your own. 
    When: November 7 - 8
    Where: Kaviar Forge & Gallery, 1718 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206
    Website: www.facebook.com/events/787792067979301/
    Cost: $375
     
     
    LOUISVILLE ARTISANS GUILD HOLIDAY SHOWCASE
    The Louisville Artisans Guild's annual Holiday Showcase offers a wide range of fine arts and crafts by juried guild members and special guest artists from around the region including paintings, pottery, fiber art, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry and woodcraft. 
    When: November 7 - 8
    Where: Triple Crown Pavilion Center, 1776 Plantside Drive, Jeffersontown, KY 40299
    Website: louisvilleartisans.org
    Cost: Admission and parking are free
     
     
    BBC'S 22ND ANNIVERSARY PARTY AND HALFWAY TO DERBY CITY BREWFEST
    Party like it's 1993! BBC will have retro beers for their 22nd anniversary. Come enjoy some of the beers that launch craft beer in Louisville. This weekend is also the Halfway to Derby City Brewfest: three bands will be playing: Whiskey Bent Valley Boys at 6 p.m. Uncommon Houseflies at 8:30 p.m. and Audio Addiction iat 10 p.m. There will  also be games, Comfy Cow ice cream with BBC root beer and bouncies for kids, dog supplies and adoption booths, and silent auction items to benefit My Dog Eats First. 
    When: November 7 - 8 
    Where: Bluegrass Brewing Company, 3929 Shelbyville Road, Louisville, KY 40207
    Website: www.facebook.com/events/446370308869464/
    Cost: Free!
     
     
    27TH ANNUAL CEDAR LAKE GALA
    This black-tie affair is themed "There’s No Place Like Home" and will include a dual-entree dinner, silent and live auctions, a re-enactment of The Wizard of Oz directed by Megan Massie from Kentucky Shakespeare, and a performance by the Louisville Youth Choir. The night will be emceed by WLKY-TV anchor Karen Roby.
    When: November 7, 6 - 10 p.m.
    Where: Marriott Louisville East , 1903 Embassy Square Blvd, Louisville, KY 40299
    Website: www.cedarlake.org
    Cost: $175
     
     
    DANCE LOUISVILLE'S 10TH ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE
    Help Dance Louisville celebrate ten years with this FREE dance open house! Learn the Rumba at 6, the Tango at 7:30, and enjoy pizza and desserts at 8 p.m. There will be student and staff performances and a dance party following! 
    When: November 7, 6 - 11 p.m.
    Where: DANCE LOUISVILLE, 8023 Catherine Lane, Louisville, KY 40222
    Website: dancelouisville.com/openhouse/
    Cost: Free!
     
     
    POP EVIL
    Pop Evil visits the Mercury Ballroom this weekend as part of their Signal the Revolution tour. 
    When: November 7, 8 - 11 p.m. 
    Where: Mercury Ballroom, 611 South 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202
    Website: mercuryballroom.com
    Cost: $20
     
     
    THE BIG MASQUERADE
    Enjoy dancing, hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and a silent auction while enjoying the glamour and intrigue of the fifth annual BIG Masquerade! You will be dazzled by entertainers and enjoy a live DJing experience from DJ Z-Nyce of the Indianapolis Pacers. Semi-formal attire, mask highly encouraged. This event is 21+
    When: November 7, 8 - 12 a.m.
    Where: The Gillespie, 421 W Market Street, Louisville, KY 40202
    Website: www.facebook.com/events/462188297297053/
    Cost: $60 ticket includes admission + open bar 
    $100 ticket includes admission for 2 + open bar 
    $1000 Corporate tables for 8 people, inquire for details 
     
     
    FAMILY ADVENTURE DAY AT CHURCHILL DOWNS 
    Bring the family for a day of fun and adventure at Churchill Downs presented by Kroger. One dollar of every ticket purchased for this fun-filled family event benefits Kosair Children’s Hospital. Activities will include pony rides and a petting zoo, a bubble party, an interactive science lab to teach kids about germs, ambulance tours, stick horse races, crafts, inflatables and more.
    When: November 8, 11:30 - 5 p.m.
    Where: Churchill Downs, 700 Central Avenue, Louisville, KY 40208
    Website: www.churchilldowns.com/family
    Cost: $8 in advance when purchased online or $10 at the door
     
     
    SPEED CONCERT SERIES: NOSFERATU WITH TEDDY ABRAMS
    A Cine-Concert of the classic 1922 horror silent film featuring an original score composed and performed by Teddy Abrams of the Louisville Orchestra.
    When: November 8, 7 - 9 p.m.
    Where: St. John United Church of Christ, 637 East Market Street, Louisville, KY 40202
    Website: www.saintjohnucc.com
    Cost: For more ticket information, call 502-634-2749 or email info@speedmuseum.org.
     
     
    THE POINTE WEDDING MARKET
    Welcoming brides, grooms, and their wedding parties to come shop at The Pointe's first Wedding Market! A bohemian inspired market, where brides and grooms can purchase DIY products and discounted services for their big day! Brides can catch a sneak peak of popular wedding fashions during the fashion show and set a tasting to try some great food provided by The Catering Company of Louisville. Check out the vendor’s selection of great products such as DIY vases and crafts, vintage bridal gowns and accessories, and service packages only offered at this event! Services include specialty priced packages from DJs, photographers, videographers, vacation packages, and so much more!
    For our grooms, bring your groomsmen and come hang out in The Shed, at The Pointe for our first ever groom's show! Try some custom cigars, signature drinks, and pick out your own style with local handmade fashion!
    When: November 8, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.
    Where: The Pointe, 1205 E. Washington St. Louisville, KY 40206
    Website: www.eventbrite.com
    Cost: Free - tasting tickets $15 
     
     
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