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    FRIDAY

    Louisville Brewfest 2016 | Slugger Field

    The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will host the 8th Annual Louisville Brewfest this Friday at Slugger Field. The event will feature independent local and regional beer, including special edition brews created in collaboration with local VIPs like Mayor Fischer and Edward Lee. Local wine and bourbon will also be available, as well as a variety of food vendors. Admission is $5, or free for designated drivers, and includes a souvenir cup. Attendees must be 21 or older to enjoy the beer, wine and bourbon. VIP tickets are $50 and include access to exclusive beers, special gifts made by local artisans, and larger pours in a commemorative festival glass.
     
    When: September 23, 4-10 p.m.
    Where: Slugger Field, 401 E. Main St.
    Website: Louisville Brewfest
    Cost: $5 general admission; $50 VIP; Free for designated drivers
     

    Brewfest After Party | Haymarket

    The Brewfest after party is at Haymarket! Just one block away from Slugger Field, the Brewfest festivities don't have to end. Enjoy Heaven Hill drink specials and free admission with your Brewfest wristband.
     
    When: September 23, 10 p.m.-1 a.m.
    Where: Haymarket Whiskey Bar, 331 E. Market St.
    Website: Brewfest After Party
    Cost: Free with Brewfest wristband
     

    Yappy Hour Fundraiser | Apocalypse Brew Works

    Come drink craft beer with your four-legged best friend! This dog-friendly event will take place in the fenced parking lot of the brewery, with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the KY Humane Society. Enjoy great food from local food trucks, live music and collaborative beers from ABW and the LAGERS Homebrew Club. Dogs must remain on a leash at all times.
     
    When: September 23, 5-11 p.m.
    Where: Apocalypse Brew Works, 1612 Mellwood Ave.
    Website: Yappy Hour
    Cost: Free to attend
     

    Five Year Anniversary Party | Against the Grain

    Celebrate five years of Against the Grain with music from Tony and the Tan Lines, a giant piñata and a huge party all night long!
     
    When: September 23, 6-10 p.m.
    Where: Against The Grain Brewery & Smokehouse, 401 E. Main St.
    Website: Anniversary Party
    Cost: Free to attend
     

    Peter and the Starcatcher | The Kentucky Center

    Let your imagination take flight with this swashbuckling grown-up prequel to Peter Pan! Winner of five Tony Awards, this troupe of actors brings to life the adventures of a lonely orphan boy's first taste of freedom with ingenious stage craft and limitless imagination.  Peter and the Starcatcher is a hilarious evening of madcap fun for the whole family!
     
    When: September 23, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
    Where: The Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St.
    Website: Peter and the Starcatcher
    Cost: $21+
     

    Happy Hour Run Series: Urban Adventure Run | Over The 9

    Have you always wanted to be on the Amazing Race? Are you ready to solve clues, complete challenges and race around Louisville with your friends? Then this unique race is perfect for you! Compete against each other in this "Amazing Race" type run. You can run as an individual or work together as a team. Total distance will be approx. 3-4 miles ON FOOT, so dress appropriately. There will be prizes, and everyone who signs up for all three races in the series receive a commemorative growler.
     
    When: September 23, 7 p.m.
    Where: Over The 9, 120 S. Tenth St.
    Website: Urban Adventure Run
    Cost: $15 early bird; $20 normal registration; $25 day of
     

    Louisville Jazz Under the Stars | Copper & Kings

    Join us for a fun-filled evening of jazz and R&B under the stars in the Copper & Kings courtyard! Free general admission to the event, with special VIP tickets available to access the exclusive third floor Jazz Lounge. Featuring Louisville's own Unlimited Show Band and TRI+ADD jazz band in the courtyard. Food and cash bar available, featuring cocktails developed by 'The Ideal Bartender' Tom Bullock. Enjoy our VIP skydeck Jazz Lounge while overlooking the Louisville skyline (named Best View of The City), and sip on cocktails and wine in the private Jazz Lounge bar while relaxing to the sounds of Louisville's own Donna Mason.
     
    When: September 23, 7 p.m.-midnight
    Where: Copper & Kings, 1121 E. Washington St.
    Website: Jazz Under the Stars
    Cost: Free to attend; $50+ VIP Jazz Lounge
     

    Madame Butterfly | Brown Theatre

    In this opera, two worlds collide as Cio-Cio-San, a young girl in Nagasaki, falls for Pinkerton, a reckless American officer. His love is tender, but shallow, as he is called away to a new adventure only a few days after their wedding. Her deep love is true and faithful, and she believes in the promise of his return. Unfortunately, the future brings only heartbreak, regret, and tragedy.
     
    When: September 23, 8-11 p.m.
    Where: Brown Theatre, 315 W. Broadway
    WebsiteMadame Butterfly
    Cost: $34+
     

    Blizzard of Ozzy: Ozzy Osbourne Tribute Band | Mercury Ballroom

    Blizzard of Ozzy is the world’s biggest tribute to the legendary Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath. The inventors of metal are honored in grand fashion with an arena style show complete with all the bone-shaking explosions, guitar riffs and exact staging you’d expect from the heavy metal masters in their prime.
     
    When: September 23, 9 p.m.
    Where: Mercury Ballroom, 611 S. Fourth St.
    Website: Blizzard of Ozzy
    Cost: $10
     

    ReSurfaced Fall 2016 | The Liberty Build

    Through the ReSurfaced initiative, we are exploring creative ways to pre-vitalize these vacant and underutilized spaces by creating low-cost investments that activate the space NOW rather than wait for big, long-term developments to take shape. Our fall 2016 site presents an opportunity to experiment with a location that is surrounded by walkable residential neighborhoods and the vibrant adjacent commercial corridor of Nulu along East Market. Come by and check it out this Friday. Your Local Record Show and DJ Kymbo Slyce will both be performing, and there will be food trucks on scene.

    When: September 23, 5-10 p.m.
    Where: Corner of E. Liberty St. & S. Shelby St.
    Website: ReSurfaced Fall 2016
    Cost: Free to attend

     

    SATURDAY

    Louisville Strassenfest | Fourth Street Live!

    The City of Louisville and Fourth Street Live! present Strassenfest.
    Join us Saturday, September 24th as we celebrate Strassenfest! This FREE, ALL AGES event kicks off at 11 a.m. with entertainment presented by the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. Enjoy authentic German food provided by the German American Club while you listen to the Rheingold Band, Squeeze-Bot and Zinzinnati Bierband. Fill your Strassenfest stein with a German bier while taking in the unique performances by Bob Donovan, Cirque Louis and the March Madness Marching Band. Plus, much more! Kick off your fall with Strassenfest at Fourth Street Live!
     
    When: September 24, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
    Where: Fourth Street Live!
    Website: Strassenfest
    Cost: Free to attend
     

    8th Annual NuLu Fest

    As the official kick-off party for Idea Festival 2016, NuLu is hosting a street festival celebrating the revitalization of Louisville’s East Market District. Come enjoy live music by Sonablast Records, micro-brewed beers by Louisville Beer Store and numerous food and retail booths by local vendors. There will be activities for all ages. The event is free, family-friendly and open to the public. NuLu is now best known for its art galleries, unique specialty stores, antique shops and a growing number of upscale restaurants.
     
    When: September 24, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
    Where: NuLu, E. Market St.
    Website: NuLu Fest
    Cost: Free to attend
     

    Louisville Irish Fest | Bellarmine University

    The Louisville Irish Fest is held on the final weekend in September of each year and features traditional food, unique gifts, children’s events, dancing, libations and music from the Emerald Isle. This year’s theme is Ireland Rising 1916-2016.

    When: September 24, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; September 25, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Where: Bellarmine University, 2001 Newburg Road
    Website: Irish Fest
    Cost: $5+
     

    Bark in the Park 2016 | Seneca Park

    Bark in the Park is a celebration of all things canine! The Animal Care Society welcomes the general public to one of Metro Louisville’s most popular green spaces – Seneca Park. Participate in the 5K, hang out with your dog(s) by the kiddie pools, munch on pizza and hot dogs, participate in fun contests, learn about rescue organizations and animal-friendly businesses nearby and meet tons of amazing animal lovers right here in Louisville.
     
    When: September 24, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Where: Seneca Park, 3151 Pee Wee Reese Road
    Website: Bark in the Park
    Cost: Free to attend
     

    Downs After Dark | Churchill Downs

    Nightlife meets thrilling racing! Drink a cocktail, listen to live music, and watch racing under the lights at Downs After Dark on Saturday, September 24th. In celebration of National Bourbon Heritage Month, the theme for this evening's event is Bourbon, Bets and Bow Ties. Join in the theme for evening by wearing Bow Ties and fashionable dresses.
     
    When: September 24, 6-2 p.m.
    Where: Churchill Downs, 700 Central Ave.
    Website: Downs After Dark
    Cost: $10+
     

    Nascar Xfinity Series 300 | Kentucky Speedway

    The NASCAR XFINITY Series will return to Kentucky Speedway for the second time in the 2016 season. Come see the next generation of NASCAR stars battle it out during our September double header weekend.
     
    When: September 24, 7:30 p.m.
    Where: Kentucky Speedway, 1 Kentucky Speedway Blvd., Sparta, KY 41086
    Website: Nascar Xfinity
    Cost: $39+ adult; $20+ children 12 and under
     

    7th Annual Art in the Park | Brownsboro Park

    Don’t miss this arts and crafts festival located in beautiful Brownsboro Park. Shop at over 65 local artist booths selling a variety of unique pieces including jewelry, woodworking, fine art, paintings, photography and more! Live music throughout the day and a wonderful food booth.
     
    When: September 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Where: Brownsboro Park, 2960 Goose Creek Road
    Website: Art in the Park
    Cost: Free to attend
     

    Pokemon Go at the Zoo | Louisville Zoo

    The Zoo is certainly a hotspot in the ‘ville for Pokémon Go-ers with 33 hotspots and 4 gyms. Spend a fall day gathering your assets and collecting the Zoo’s newest species — Pokémon creatures. Show your Pokémon Go app at the admission windows for $3 off admission on these four days.
     
    When: September 24, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Where: Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way
    Website: Pokemon Go at the Zoo
    Cost: $3 off admission

     

    SUNDAY

    Dare to Care Hunger Walk | E.P. "Tom" Sawyer Park

    The Hunger Walk presented by Aramark is a 5K Walk and Run benefiting Dare to Care Food Bank. Over 2,000 people walk and run to end hunger and make a public commitment that everyone will have access to the food they need to be healthy.  Enjoy a fun day filled with family activities including inflatables, face painters, and obstacle course and more! Follow the link below to register for the run or the walk.
    Hunger Walk Family Fun Fest:  12:30-3:30 p.m.
    Hunger Walk 5K Run:  2 p.m.
    Hunger Walk 5K Walk: 2:30 p.m.
     
    When: September 25, 12:30-3:30 p.m.
    Where: E.P. "Tom" Sawyer Park, 3000 Freys Hill Road
    Website: Hunger Walk
    Cost: Free to attend
     

    Frank X. Walker: Poetry, Politics and York | Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church

    Our guest speaker, Frank X Walker, is the celebrated former poet laureate of Kentucky, University of Kentucky professor and founding member of the Affrilachian Poets. A lover of history and truth telling, Frank has been a long-time poet/visual artist and social justice activist. He will talk about how his roles as artist and activist have been intertwined, and will read from his work, including his newest book on York. Frank X Walker's books will be available for sale and signing immediately following the service.
     
    When: September 25, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
    Where: Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church, 4936 Brownsboro Road
    Website: Frank X. Walker
    Cost: Free to attend

    Fall Antiques Marker | Historic Locust Grove

    This annual Antiques Market features professional dealers from the South and Midwest displaying their wares on the lawn at Locust Grove. In addition to American country antiques, the show features formal furniture, jewelry and silver. A sale of antiquarian books and books for collectors will be held in the auditorium. Admission includes tours of the historic house museum. Concessions are available. Proceeds support the continued operation and preservation of Locust Grove.
     
    When: September 25, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Where: Historic Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Lane
    Website: Fall Antiques Market
    Cost: $8; Free for children 12 and under
     

    Devin Townsend Project + Between the Buried and Me | Mercury Ballroom

    Devin Townsend Project and Between the Buried and Me come together for an explosive show at Mercury Ballroom this Sunday! Don't miss this exciting combination while they're in town.
     
    When: September 25, 7 p.m.
    Where: Mercury Ballroom, 611 S. Fourth St.
    Website: Devin Townsend Project
    Cost: $25
     

    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof | CenterStage at JCC

    Widely regarded as Tennessee Williams’ best work, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof contains all the elements of good drama: sex, greed, abuse, addiction, and deception. With its timeless themes and complex relationships, this 60 year old, Pulitzer Prize-winning dissection of a Southern family remains his most popular play. This is the last day of the show, so grab your tickets while you can.
     
    When: September 25, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
    Where: Jewish Community Center, 3600 Dutchmans Lane
    Website: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
    Cost: $20+
     

    6th Annual Ten-Tucky Festival | The Bard's Town

    This is the last day of The Bard's Town's annual production of ten-minute plays. It's the festival of festivals for Kentucky playwrights. This year's selection of plays are arguably the best they've featured, so don't miss out. Visit the website below to see a lineup.
     
    When: September 25, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
    Where: The Bard's Town, 1801 Bardstown Road
    Website: Ten-Tucky Festival
    Cost: $14+
     

    Steve 'n' Seagulls | Haymarket

    Very probably the only band on the planet to feature a ride-on lawnmower in their promo photo, Finland’s YouTube sensation Steven 'n' Seagulls is here to put the hick in hickory!  

    When: September 25, 8 p.m.
    Where: Haymarket, 331 E. Market St.
    Website: Steve 'n' Seagulls
    Cost: $12+

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