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    Resist the urge to cuddle up at home this weekend. Louisville’s got some awesome stuff going on. Here’s where you should be going and what you should be doing.
     
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    Bristol's Farmer Appreciation Dinner
    Experience a locally-sourced meal with the people who grow the products at the downtown Bristol Bar and Grille’s farmer appreciation dinner! The five-course meal showcases a different farm in every dish with the purveyors of each ingredient sharing the story of its origin while guests are served. This year’s feast includes Kentucky-raised tilapia, honey, cheese, horseradish and of course fruits, vegetables and meat.
    When: October 22, 6:30 - 9 p.m.
    Where: Bristol Bar & Grille Downtown, 614 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
    Website: www.bristolbarandgrille.com
    Cost: $50 per person, not including tax and gratuity      
     
     
    Louisville Uncorked - Fall 2015 Tasting
    Louisville Uncorked organizes wine tasting events for members and guests that raise money for local charities. Each guest is asked to register on our website as a team of up to three people. Each team is asked to bring three of the same bottle of wine matching the theme - this event's theme is Chardonnay. Each tasting is dedicated to a local charity and guests are asked to give a charitable donation at the door - this event is benefiting Fund for the Arts! This event is 21+.
    When: October 22, 7 - 10:30 p.m.
    Where: The Foundry at Glassworks, 815 W Market Street, Suite 200, Louisville, KY 40202
    Website: www.louisvilleuncorked.com
    Cost: Minimum donation of $20 per person
     
     
    Love Won Wedding Show
    With the victory for marriage equality nationwide, Fair Event Vendors Alliance (FEVA) and Mercury Ballroom proudly present the Love Won Wedding Show, a progressive vendor exhibition aimed at reaching the LGBTQ community and allies of Louisville and Southern Indiana. The Love Won Wedding Show features members of FEVA, a non-profit organization founded in Louisville, aimed at connecting the LGBTQ community with local wedding and event vendors who believe in fairness, and to promote the growth of that community of support. Featured at the show will be special guest appearances by Gunnar Deatherage and local fairness figures, door prizes and more!
    When: October 22, 6 - 9 p.m.
    Where: Mercury Ballroom, 611 South 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202
    Website: www.FairVendors.org
    Cost: $5 advance registration, $8 day of, all guests are encouraged to pre-register at www.fairvendors.org
     
               
    "Oliver!" at The Jewish Community Center
    Based on Charles Dickens’ classic Oliver Twist, “Oliver!” tells the story of an orphan boy who wanted more. From the orphanage to the mean streets of London, the ever-optimistic Oliver strives to survive through thick and thin. Dramatic, engagingly powerful and ultimately uplifting. Read more here!
    When: October 22 - November 8, check website for showtimes
    Where: Jewish Community Center of Louisville, 3600 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY 40205
    Website: jewishlouisville.org/jcc/centerstage/2015-2016-season/oliver-2/
    Cost: $20 in advance; $22 at the door
     
     
    The Louisville Orchestra Presents: "Eroica"
    Teddy Abrams and the Louisville Orchestra are at it again with their cosmic collaboration and fresh approach to classic music. This weekend Abrams and the Orchestra will be joined by "community collaborators" from the local music scene to create "Eroica" at the Kentucky Center. Abrams says, “The Louisville Concerto is not so much a piece I’ve written as it is a piece I coordinated.  We gathered four local musicians without regard to their genre– percussionist, Dani Markham; hip-hop rapper, JaLin Roze; folk/indie rock artist, Will Oldham; and bluegrass violinist, Scott Moore – and put them together to form a solo quartet. It’s almost as though it was a group concerto, like Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Instruments.” Read more here!
    When: October 23 and 24, check website for showtimes
    Where: Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202
    Website: www.kentuckycenter.org/all-shows/eroica
    Cost: $20 - $75         
     
     
    Jumpin' Jive Homecoming Dance
    Friends of the University of Louisville School of Music and The Pendennis Historical Foundation invite you to the Jumpin' Jive Homecoming Dance for a decadent night of fine dining and big band fun. Drinks and appetizers will be served during the first hour, followed by dinner, then music and dancing close the evening. The University of Louisville 20-piece Jazz Band will play big band music while swing dancers from across the region (many donning vintage and period outfits) show off their dancing skills and compete for a $100 per-couple prize. During the cocktail and dinner hours there will be a silent auction with many U of L items, notably UofL men's basketball tickets. Money raised at the event will go toward the UofL Friends of the School of Music Scholarship Fund.
    When: October 23, 6 - 10 p.m.
    Where: Pendennis Club, 218 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd, Louisville, KY 40202
    Website: www.uoflalumni.org
    Cost: $10 for dancing only, $100 for entire evening
     
               
    Hunter's Legacy Kickoff Party
    Please join Gonzofest Louisville for a special announcement regarding their efforts to create a bronze statue of Hunter S. Thompson; and your chance to help preserve Hunter's legacy. There will be special announcements at 6:30 followed by music and refreshments. There will be an after-party immediately following at The Monkey Wrench with Jack Holiday and the Westerners and DJ Ali!
    When: October 23, 6 - 9 p.m.
    Where: Work Architecture + Design, 231 N 19th St., Louisville, KY 40203
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/525105407639180/
    Cost: $10 suggested donation. All proceeds will benefit the HST statue.          
     
     
    Corn Island Storytelling Festival
    A rich Louisville tradition returns for weekend at UofL /Belknap campus and the Blackacre State Nature Preserve and Historic Homestead. This two-day family event includes stories and activities sure to please all ages. A lineup of traditional storytellers, both national and local, will share silly tall tales and spine-chilling stories against the backdrop of a 1795 Historic log barn. Members of the Dakota Nation share stories, drum music, and dancing as part of a Native American demonstration that includes storytelling with tours of large tee-pee.
    When: October 23, 6 - 10 p.m. October 24, 1 - 10 p.m.
    Where: Day 1: Lutz Hall Lawn, Belknap Campus, University of Louisville. Day 2: Blackacre State Nature Preserve and Historic Homestead, 3200 Tucker Station Rd.
    Website: www.cornislandstorytellingfestival.org
    Cost: Admission varies from $3 - $12 and workshops are $5. Purchase tickets here.
     
     
    Adult Coloring Night
    The fun of coloring is no longer just for kids! Join us for a relaxed and stress-free evening of coloring. We will provide a variety of coloring sheets as well as all crayons, a large variety of colored pencils and markers! A variety of hot teas will be provided and included with price of admission. Children ages 11+ welcome with an adult
    When: October 23, 7 - 9 p.m.
    Where: Side by Side Studio, 2528 Frankfort ave., Louisville, KY 40206
    Website: www.facebook.com/events/1649418291999609/
    Cost: $10       
     
     
    The Future is Unwritten at Revelry
    Revelry Gallery is excited to bring back The Future is Unwritten for a night of art, music, costumes, and Tarot readings by candlelight. It will be a unique, multi-artist show that features more than 20 artists with a Tarot card inspired art theme in a number of mediums. Each artist was given a tarot card to work from. The end result is a magical mystical array of artwork. This year, curators Lyndi Lou and Mo McKnight have invited an array of artists with focuses from tattoo to fine art including Julio Cesar, Bobby Hinkel, Meredith Cunningham, Sean S8N McGlone, Lyndi Lou, John Furse, Harrison Fogle, Ben Barnhart, Megan Johnson, Rich Merwarth, Vinnie Kochert, Ryan Rumsey, Steve Gatrost, Sarah Tidwell, Alex Kennedy, Karl Otto, Cecilia Nichols, Alexandra Rumsey, Quentin Lee, Chris Waugh, Braxton Gaither, Matthew McDole, John Travisono, Grant Goodwine, Michael Braaksma, and Peterson Thomas.
    When: October 23, 7 - 10 p.m.
    Where: Revelry Boutique Gallery, 742 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40202
    Website: www.revelrygallery.com
    Cost: Free!
     
     
    Pig & Swig
    Louisville's beer, bourbon and barbecue festival, Pig & Swig, is the premier fall event you don't want to miss! Enjoy 40+ craft beer and bourbon samples, a pig roast, food trucks, and your favorite college football games on Fourth Street Live!’s LED screen, all while listening to live music by the Whiskey Bent Valley Boys, Old School, and Radiotronic. Pig & Swig benefits the Kentucky Guild of Brewers. Get your tickets NOW and use promo code "KGB" to receive $5 off general admission and $10 off VIP! VIP tickets are available for advance purchase only. This event is 21+.
    When: October 24, 2 - 8 p.m.
    Where: Fourth Street Live! Entertainment District, 400 S 4th St. Louisville, KY 40202
    Website: www.4thstlive.com/events
    Cost: $35 - $70, get tickets here!
     
     
    The Corydon Extravaganza
    Make the short drive to the Harrison County Indiana Fairgrounds for the Corydon Extravaganza this weekend! Find your next treasure at this market for the best vintage items, antiques and art. Food trucks, wine tastings and live music will make the day complete! On Saturday, get to the gates at 8 a.m. for an early-bird peek at the goodies, and beat all the other treasure hunters! There are also special room rates available at the Corydon Comfort Inn for Corydon Extravaganza attendees. See you there!
    When: October 24, early bird admission 8 a.m., gates open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  October 25 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Where: Harrison Co. Fairgrounds, 341 South Capitol Avenue, Corydon IN, 47112
    Website: www.corydonextravaganza.com
    Cost: $2 general admission, $5 early bird admission, kids free!
     
     
    Louisville Alumni Color Rally
    Kick off homecoming morning at UofL’s first campus Color Rally: 2.7 miles of fun, music and UofL color. This family-friendly event includes alumni, student, and community volunteers and participants.
    When: October 24, 9 - 11 a.m.
    Where: Speed School Parking Lot, 216 Eastern Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40208
    Website: www.colorrally.com
    Cost: $40
     
               
    18th Century Market Fair at Locust Grove
    Notice is herewith given that a Market Fair shall be held at the grounds designated as the seat of Major William Croghan, known as Locust Grove, six miles up-river from the Falls of the Ohio. You are invited to join with Locust Grove and the Illinois Regiment of Virginia as we bring the spirit of the past alive with the Market Fair. You can participate in 18th century-style entertainment, purchase replicas of 18th century military and household items, and enjoy food and drink! Mock battles for our country’s independence feature General George Rogers Clark’s own militia, the Illinois regiment, as well as British Dragoons and Marines, and German Hessians. Concessions available, historic and modern.
    When: October 24, 10 - 4:30 p.m.
    Where: Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Lane, Louisville, KY 40207
    Website: http://www.locustgrove.org
    Cost: $8 adults, $4 children
     
     
    Halloween in Brown Park
    This event is for those looking for a free and family-friendly Halloween celebration! Starting as a small community event to give families in St. Matthews a safe place to take their young ones trick-or-treating this event has grown to be very open and welcoming to the entire area. With well over 50 area businesses setting up trick-or-treating stations throughout Brown Park, bounce houses, hay rides, a petting zoo, and games this event is always a great way to get into the Halloween spirit. The trail for Trick-or-Treating runs into the woods on the shorter path, while the hay ride runs on the outside longer path. Parking for the event will be at 4007 Kresge Way, a part of the Baptist Health Louisville Campus directly across from the hospital.
    When: October 24, 11 - 2 p.m. Trick-or-treating starts at 11:30 a.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m
    Where: Brown Park, 1000 Browns Lane, Louisville, KY 40207
    Website: www.stmatthewschamber.com/1004-2/
    Cost: Free!
     
               
    Fall Fest at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park
    This fall fest will feature music by the Wulfe Brothers, hay rides, children's playland with inflatables, Norton Healthcare’s children’s bicycle safety rodeo, a campfire with s’mores, face painting, pumpkin painting, fall crafts, corn hole and so much more!  There will also be fire trucks on display, a Louisville Astronomical Society telescope display, and food vendors!
    When: October 24, 3 - 7 p.m.
    Where: E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park, 3000 Freys Hill Road, Louisville, KY 40241
    Website: http://parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/tom-sawyer/events.aspx
    Cost: $5 per carload 
     
     
    Halloween at Little Loomhouse
    Come out for a spooky good time at Little Loomhouse and view the work of Louisville fine art photographer Mary Yates. This event will include tarot readings, palm readings, snacks and libations.
    When: October 24, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
    Where: Little Loomhouse, 328 Kenwood Hill Rd, Louisville, KY 40219
    Website: www.facebook.com/littleloomhouse
    Cost: Free!
     
               
    The Antiphonal Project
    Two choirs battling to make one sound! There will be a choir in the pulpit and a choir in the balcony singing together, alternating, and even at times battling. All the songs are original pieces written by Kyri Demby and arranged by James Ford Jr.
    When: October 24, 7 - 9 p.m.
    Where: Portland Memorial Baptist Church, 3802 W. Market St, Louisville, KY 40212
    Website: http://www.portlandmemorial.org/
    Cost: Free!     
     
     
    The Conrad-Caldwell House's 10th Annual Spirit Ball
    To celebrate the ghostly season in true 19th-century style, this lavish masquerade event is held in one of the city’s most opulent mansions, the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum – right in the heart of Old Louisville, the nation’s most haunted neighborhood. All proceeds go to the upkeep and preservation of the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum.
    When: October 24, 7 - 11 p.m.
    Where: Conrad-Caldwell House Museum, 1402 St. James Court, Louisville, KY 40208
    Website: conrad-caldwell.org/spirit-ball/
    Cost: $100/ticket     
     
     
    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
    At this Halloween party fundraiser, special Guest DJ-DJ Nerdd Boi will keep the dance floor smoking hot with a mix of old-school hip hop and more. There will be $500 worth of prizes awarded for best costumes. A portion of the ticket proceeds go directly to Mario Urrutia's charity for underprivileged student athletes (SSA). This event is 21+.
    When: October 24, 9 - 2 a.m.
    Where: Skybar at Saints, 131 Breckenridge Lane, Louisville, KY 40207
    Website: good-bad-ugly-halloween-party.eventbrite.com/
    Cost: $25 in advance or $30 at the door.
     
     
    Historical Tour of Eastern Cemetery
    Enjoy a historical tour of Eastern Cemetery. Eastern is nationally known for its long dark history of over-burial and neglect. This Sunday, come hear the tales of those who reside inside the walls of Eastern. Tours are scheduled to start every hour on the hour from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Tours will be led by volunteer Joel Berndt who has dedicated much of his time developing these tours to help raise awareness about Eastern Cemetery and teach the community about the impact that those laid to rest at Eastern had on our community, the Commonwealth, and even the nation.
    When: October 25, 9 - 1 p.m.
    Where: Eastern Cemetery, 641 Baxter Avenue, Louisville, KY 40204
    Website: www.friendsofeasterncemetery.com
    Cost: Free, but donations are accepted. The Friends of Eastern Cemetery is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, so 100% of your donations go to the upkeep of Eastern Cemetery.           
     
     
    Chunkin' Pumpkins at Cancer
    A $10 donation earns you one chance to "chunk" your pumpkin. If you hit the target in the river and you win a Captain's Quarters gift card. All proceeds to benefit Twisted Pink and the National Foundation for Transplants. There are lots of other happenings as part of this event: a balloon artist will be in attendance, there will be a bouncy house, and live music. There will also be trick or treating on the docks, and a Halloween boat decorating contest.
    When: October 25, 11 - 7 p.m.
    Where: Captain's Quarters Riverside Grille, 5700 Captain's Quarters Road, Prospect, KY 40059
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/1655484878028070/
    Cost: Free to attend, donation to "chunk" a pumpkin     
     
     
    Brunch Pumpkin Carving Contest
    Garage Bar is hosting two pumpkin carving contests during Sunday brunch this weekend: one for children under 13 and one for adults over 13. Winners will get a $50 gift card to Caufield's Novelty! Cost to participate is $4 per pumpkin. All carving utensils will be provided.
    When: October 25, 11 - 7 p.m.
    Where: Garage Bar, 700 E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/987092071350329/
    Cost: $4 per pumpkin. Price of food varies        
     
     
    Louisville Master Chorale: "To Be Certain of the Dawn"
    Commissioned to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the freeing of Holocaust survivors and the 40th anniversary of the Nostra Aetate, "To Be Certain of the Dawn" includes cantor, soloists, and a children's chorus in addition to a mixed chorus and orchestra. This remarkable performance will include some special guests as it explores eternal questions of humanity, tolerance and respect.
    When: October 25, 3 - 4:45 p.m.
    Where: Congregation Adath Jeshurun, 2401 Woodbourne Avenue, Louisville, KY 40205
    Website: www.louisvillemasterchorale.org
    Cost: $20       
     
     
    The Lone Bellow
    Join The Lone Bellow on Sunday at the Mercury Ballroom with special guest Anderson East.
    When: October 25, 8 - 11:30 p.m.
    Where: Mercury Ballroom, 611 South 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202
    Website: mercuryballroom.com
    Cost: $20 general admission
     
     
     
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