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    Friday

    Jamii Yoga Party Fundraiser | Farmington Historic Plantation

    Join 502 Power Yoga for yoga, food, drinks and a dance party to help Louisville yogis travel to Africa for the 2016 Africa Yoga Project Seva Safari. The evening begins with an inspiring 60-minute vinyasa yoga flow co-taught by the Safari Attendees with music by Louisville folk rock band, The Moonlight Peddlers. The music will continue into the night under the lights in the beautiful Farmington Pavilion. Enjoy social time with friends, games, food from local vendors and bring cash for any refreshments (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) you might like.

    When: September 9, 6 pm - 8:30 pm
    Where: Farmington Historic Plantation, 3033 Bardstown Road
    Website: Jamii
    Cost: $40 for Yoga Class and Post Yoga Party; $30 for Post Yoga Party only

     

    Kentucky Wineries Association Wine Fest | Bullitt County Fairgrounds

    Join the Kentucky Wineries Association for some fall fun on Sept. 9 and 10! Enjoy tasting exclusively Kentucky Wines, eating delicious local food and browsing wonderful arts and crafts! The entry fee includes a festival wine glass, 12 tasting tickets and a program!
     
    When: September 9 & 10, 4 pm - 10 pm
    Where: Bullitt County Fairgrounds, 964 Clermont Road, Shepherdsville, KY 40165
    Website: Wine Fest 
    Cost: $25

     

    Faces of Freedom: Preserving Underground Railroad Stories | Historic Locust Grove

    This interactive program showcases a significant and often stereotyped aspect of our nation’s history, the Underground Railroad. As program participants, you will journey through the event as free blacks with freedom papers. You’ll return to the South to meet an enslaved family member that was left behind and lead him to freedom. You'll also meet several other characters, portrayed by costumed interpreters, representing the different groups of people who lived during that time: slaveholders, Quakers, a bounty hunter, free blacks and more. Underground Railroad myths and truths will be connected to myths and truths of modern day slavery - human trafficking. It is important to preserve the stories of the past so that we can better understand and address the issues that face us in the present.
     
    When: September 9, 6 pm – 9 pm
    Where: Historic Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Lane
    Website: Faces of Freedom
    Cost: $10 RSVP required

     

    Riverbreeze 2016 | Riverstage

    This is the weekend for wine! Riverbreeze is a wine-tasting event to benefit beautification projects in Jeffersonville. Held aboard the Riverstage, the ticket price includes samples of over 30 wines, heavy hors d'oeuvres and live jazz. Giveaways take place throughout the night.
     
    When: September 9, 6 pm – 9 pm
    Where: Riverstage, 100 Riverside Drive, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
    Website: Riverbreeze 2016
    Cost: $40 in advance; $45 at the door

     

    Andrew Bird | Headliners

    Andrew Bird spent his formative years soaking up classical repertoire completely by ear, so when it came time for the restless teenager to make the jump to Hungarian Gypsy music, early jazz, country blues, south Indian, etc., it wasn't such a giant leap. It's fitting that now, though classically trained, he has instead opted to play his violin in a most unconventional manner, accompanying himself on glockenspiel and guitar, adding singing and whistling to the equation, and becoming a pop songwriter in the process. He has impressed huge festival audiences at Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, SXSW, the Montreal Jazz Festival, Radio France, and made appearances on the BBC, KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic," and NPR's "World Cafe" and "All Things Considered." Need we say more?
     
    When: September 9, 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm
    Where: Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road
    Website: Andrew Bird
    Cost: $33.50 in advance; $37.50 day of show

     

    3 Marlenas Launch Fiesta | Copper & Kings

    Be the first to try Copper & Kings’ latest limited release spirit when they launch 3 Marlenas tequila barrel-aged apple brandy this Friday. The artisanal apple brandy was matured two years in tequila barrels making an unusual and adventurous spirit with the nuance, character and personality of tequila. The courtyard fiesta includes a mini tour of the distillery and two tastings. Label artist Damon Thompson will be on hand to sign bottles of 3 Marlenas while salsa band Milenio entertains the crowd. Latin-inspired brandy cocktails and empanadas and elotes from Butchertown Pie Co. will also be available.
     
    When: September 9, 7 pm – midnight
    Where: Copper & Kings, 1121 E. Washington St.
    Website: 3 Marlenas Launch Fiesta 
    Cost: $10

     

    The Roast of Disney Villains | The Bard's Town

    Imagine all your favorite Disney Villains on one stage with the single-minded goal of tearing each other to shreds. With the Grandmother of Evil Resentment, Maleficent, in the Roasting Chair and a dais of the all time most bad-ass Disney Villains – Ursula, Jafar, Scar, Gaston, Captain Hook and more – this show is guaranteed to make you see these characters you grew up with in a whole new light. Not for children or the faint of heart.
     
    When: September 9, 7:30 pm & 10 pm
    Where: The Bard's Town, 1801 Bardstown Road
    Website: Roast of Disney Villains
    Cost: $13 in advance; $15 at the door

     

    Chris Stapleton | Waterfront Park

    Chris Stapleton is the first artist to win Album of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year and New Artist of the Year at the same awards. His album Traveller debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Country Albums chart with more than 27,000 albums sold, making it the best-selling first week by a debut country artist in 2015. He's coming out to perform on the Great Lawn this Friday, so don't miss your chance to see one of the fastest-rising country stars! 

    When: September 9, 8 pm
    Where: Waterfront Park, 129 E. River Road
    Website: Chris Stapleton
    Cost: $50

     

    Dracula | Actors Theatre

    His fangs are bared. His eyes glow crimson. Louisville’s favorite vampire is back! Based on Bram Stoker’s gothic tale of the immortal Transylvanian count and his unexpectedly feisty human prey, this fast-paced, fright-filled adaptation is a Halloween treat that drips with suspense—and even more blood. It's opening night for Fifth Third Bank's Dracula, presented by Actors Theatre, running Sept. 9 through Oct. 30.

    When: September 9, 7:30 pm - 10 pm
    Where: Actors Theatre, 316 W. Main St.
    Website: Dracula
    Cost: $25+

     

    Saturday

    12th Annual Highlands Festival

    Highlands Fest 2016 is upon us!  On Saturday, September 10, check out the hottest block party of the year.  All your favorite local arts and craft vendors will be there, along with live performances by some of the hottest local musicians.  There’s something for everyone: great food, live music, a kids’ zone and a covered beer garden sponsored by Golden Road Brewing!  All of the Highlands Fest activities will take place along the 900 Block of Baxter Ave. in the Highlands. The music starts at 4pm, but the party goes all day!

    When: September 10, 1 pm – 11 pm
    Where: The Highlands, 900 Block of Baxter Ave.
    Website: Highlands Fest
    Cost: Free to attend

     

    8th Annual September Art Fair | Mellwood Arts Center

    Join us for the annual September Art Fair this weekend at the Mellwood Arts Center. Come out to experience over 165 juried artists, 200 resident artists, live music, local food, beer, wine and a children's activity tent. Always the first weekend after Labor Day. It's fun for the whole family!

    When: September 10 & 11, 10 am – 6 pm
    Where: Mellwood Arts Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave.
    Website: September Art Fair
    Cost: Free to attend

     

    Dragon Boat Festival 2016 | Waterfront Park

    Dragon Boat Racing is not only the fastest growing amateur water sport in North America but worldwide with over 6 million participants entering multiple races throughout the year. The races are a colorful spectacle, with at least two boats and usually four or more competing against each other over distances from 200 to 2,000 meters and longer. The Louisville Dragon Boat Festival offers a chance for competitors and spectators alike to join together in support of this fantastic sport. This Saturday, come down to Waterfront Park to experience the energy and excitement that is Dragon Boat Racing! The opening ceremonies are at 8:15 am, and races begin at 9 am.
     
    When: September 10, 9 am – 4 pm
    Where:  Waterfront Park, 129 River Road
    Website: Dragon Boat Festival 
    Cost: Free to attend; $50 per individual and $1000 per team to compete

     

    2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's | Waterfront Park

    The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. This inspiring annual event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Participants will learn about Alzheimer’s disease and how to get involved with this critical cause, from advocacy opportunities, the latest in Alzheimer’s research and clinical trial enrollment to support programs and services. Each walker will also get to sign their loved one’s name on a colored pinwheel flower that will be planted in the Promise Garden to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease. Registration opens at 9 am, and the walk begins at 10 am.
     
    When: September 10, 9 am – 12 pm
    Where: Great Lawn at Waterfront Park, 231 Witherspoon St.
    Website: Walk to End Alzheimer's
    Cost: Participants are encouraged to fund-raise
     

    Secrets of Louisville Chefs Culinary Experience | Bourbon Barrel Foods

    Join us in the live studio audience at Bourbon Barrel Foods’ Kitchen Studio to watch a taping of “Secrets of Louisville Chefs.” You’ll see two of Louisville’s top chefs cook with Tim Laird, Brown-Forman’s Chief Entertaining Officer, and Kevin Harned, WAVE 3 TV Chief Meteorologist. Your ticket includes a cocktail meet-and-greet as well as a preview of the facility. At the conclusion of the show, you’ll get to sample all the foods that the chefs have prepared.
     
    When: September 10, 10 am – 12:30 pm
    Where: Bourbon Barrel Foods inside the Butchertown Market, 1201 Story Ave.
    Website: Secrets of Louisville Chefs
    Cost: $60

     

    Dixie Soul Fancy Flea | Downtown La Grange

    This outdoor will be showcasing tons of booths with unique offerings in many categories such as vintage, antique, handmade, re-purposed, art and more! There will also be a mouth-watering selection of local food vendors, Dixie Soul signature cocktails, live music, balloon animals, fire-eaters and more! You won’t want to miss this!
     
    When: September 10, 10 am – 6 pm
    Where: Historic Main Street and Courthouse Lawn, Main St., La Grange, KY 40031
    Website: Dixie Soul Fancy Flea
    Cost: Free to attend

     

    Second Saturday Family Day: Talk Like A Pirate! | Frazier Museum

    National “Talk like a Pirate Day” is just a week away, and we want to help you get prepared! From pirate-speak to everyday jobs at sea to a pirate meet-and-greet and more, we’ll have you ready to head out to sea before you leave! Activities include: Nautical knot tying lessons, pirate food tasting, pirate vocabulary quiz, scavenger hunt, pirate craft station and more!
     
    When: September 10, 11 am – 3 pm
    Where: Frazier History Museum, 829 W. Main St.
    Website: Talk Like a Pirate 
    Cost: Free with Museum admission

     

    ReGeneration Fair 2016 | Waterfront Botanical Gardens Site

    Join the Waterfront Botanical Gardens for our 2nd Annual ReGeneration Fair! This free and family-friendly event showcases local businesses and organizations promoting sustainable and natural living practices. There will be activities for children and adults, food trucks, live music by John Gage, host of Kentucky Homefront Radio Show and beer sponsored by Schlafly Brewing Company. This year’s fair includes a Plein Air Paint Out with over 30 artists, organized by Louisville Visual Art. Check out the website below for a full list of activities.
     
    When: September 10, 2 pm - 5 pm
    Where: Waterfront Botanical Gardens site, 1410 N. Frankfort Ave. at River Road
    Website: ReGeneration Fair 2016
    Cost: Free to attend

     

    2016 CQ Jam for WaterStep | Captain's Quarters

    This fundraiser benefits WaterStep, the Louisville-based organization that works to save lives around the world with safe water, and will feature performances by Lonza Bartlett of the Legacy Platters and Motown artist AJ Mullins. Doors open at 2pm, and the suggested donation is $20 per person. Attendees are also asked to bring their gently used shoes to the event to donate to WaterStep. The nonprofit’s shoe program not only generates funds for the organization, but it also keeps tons of waste out of landfills by repurposing the shoes. Any size, style and condition of shoes are accepted.
     
    When: September 10, 4 pm – 11 pm
    Where: Captain's Quarters Riverside Grille, 5700 Captain's Quarters Road, Prospect, KY 40059
    Website: Jam for WaterStep
    Cost: $20 suggested donation

     

    R. Kelly: "The Buffet Tour 2016" | KFC Yum! Center

    Lauded as an R&B legend, R. Kelly is one of the most successful artists of all time with over 40 million albums sold worldwide, 3 GRAMMY Awards, 6 American Music Awards, 6 Billboard Awards, and 8 Soul Train Awards.  With a music career spanning over 25 years, R. Kelly has proven time and time again he's the “King of R&B.” Don’t miss his stop in Louisville!

    When: September 10, 7 pm
    Where: KFC YUM! Center, 1 Arena Plaza
    Website: The Buffet Tour 2016
    Cost: $85+

     

    Louisville City vs Richmond Kickers | Slugger Field

    Louisville City FC welcomes Richmond Kickers to Slugger Field. You can always expect a thrilling experience on the field, with our supporters chanting and playing their drums throughout the game. We promise you an exhilarating professional soccer experience that is perfect fort the whole family. See you at Slugger!

    When: September 10, 7:30 pm – 10 pm
    Where: Slugger Field, 401 E. Main St.
    Website: Louisville City FC
    Cost: $15+

     

    Guy Fieri's Smokehouse Grand Opening

    It's finally here! Guy Fieri's Smokehouse is opening its doors for the first time in Louisville this weekend. This flagship location will be heavily influenced by Fieri’s passion for BBQ. The restaurant will feature 6,700 square ft. of dining space, a 2,200 square ft. outdoor patio, a large meat smoker custom made by Ole Hickory, and an indoor/outdoor bar. The public is welcome after 9pm.

    When: September 10, 9 pm
    Where: Guy Fieri's Smokehouse, 434 S. Fourth St.
    Website: Grand Opening

     

    Schnitzelburg Fall Walk 2016

    One of the best Schnitzelburg traditions continues with the 2016 Fall Walk. The vendors for this fun event will include local favorites such as Lydia House, Four Pegs, Monnik Beer Co. and more! Join the neighborhood in celebrating the onset of fall at this bi-annual festival.

    When: September 10, 5 pm - midnight
    Where: Schnitzelburg neighborhood
    Website: Fall Walk
    Cost: Free to attend

     

    Sunday

    Fall Arts Festival | Josephine Sculpture Park

    This Sunday, come out to Josephine Sculpture Park for the 2016 Fall Arts Festival! There will be art activities for all ages and abilities, including glass blowing, metal casting, pottery, printmaking, tie dying, and blacksmithing, as well as your more typical arts and crafts. All workshops are led by experienced artists, and no experience is necessary. You can get hands-on and participate or watch others get crafty. There will be music, food and even hot air balloon rides! Check out the website below for a full list of the day's events and activities.

    When: September 11, 11 am - 6 pm
    Where: Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Road, Frankfort, KY 40601
    Website: Fall Arts Festival
    Cost: Free to attend; $5 parking available

     

    Art in the Park Picnic | Speed Art Museum

    Join us, rain or shine, for the 3rd Annual Art in the Park Picnic, hosted by the Speed Museum pARTnership. This free family event features all kinds of activities in the Art Park, including imagination playground blocks, face painting, live music, storytelling with Squallis Puppeteers and StageOne Family Theatre, food trucks and more!
     
    When: September 11, 12 pm – 5 pm
    Where: The Speed Art Museum, 2035 S. Third St.
    Website: Art in the Park
    Cost: Free to attend

     

    Old Louisville LIVE: UofL Classical Guitar Ensemble | Central Park

    Old Louisville Neighborhood Council is proud to announce Old Louisville LIVE, a new performing arts series at Central Park. Powered by the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council, Old Louisville LIVE will take place at the C. Douglas Ramey Amphitheater. Food and drink will be available for purchase. This week, come out to hear UofL’s Classical Guitarists Ensemble!
     
    When: September 11, 3 pm – 5 pm
    Where: Old Louisville's Central Park, Fourth & Magnolia
    Website: Old Louisville LIVE
    Cost: Free to attend

     

    Improv Anonymous Presents: Let Me Think | The Bard's Town

    Watch as Improv Anonymous takes the stage at The Bard's Town theater to create an improvised play right before your very eyes. We will create characters and weave in and out of their lives as real as we do our own. It's more than just improv, it's life in motion.
     
    When: September 11, 7 pm – 9 pm
    Where: The Bard's Town, 1801 Bardstown Road
    Website: Improv Anonymous
    Cost: $5 cash at the door

     

    Explosions In The Sky | Iroquois Amphitheater

    The Wilderness is Explosions In The Sky's sixth album and their first non-soundtrack release since 2011's Take Care, Take Care, Take Care. True to its title, The Wilderness explores the infinite unknown, utilizing several of the band's own definitions of "space" (outer space, mental space, physical geography of space) as compositional tools. The band uses their gift for dynamics and texture in new and unique ways – rather than intuitively fill those empty spaces, they shine a light into them to illuminate all the colors of the dark.

    When: September 11, 6:30 pm
    Where: Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road
    Website: Explosions In The Sky
    Cost: $22+

     

    4th Annual Corkestra | Norton Commons

    Norton Commons will host its 4th annual “Corkestra” event at the northeast Jefferson County community’s outdoor lakefront amphitheater. The 2016 event features the Louisville Chorus playing alongside the completely musician-run orchestra, Louisville Philharmonia. Gates open at 2:30 p.m. and a 90-minute performance begins at 3:30 p.m. Visitors should pack their own blankets and lawn chairs. 
     
    When: September 11, 3:30 pm – 5 pm
    Where: Norton Commons Amphitheater, 10920 Meeting St.
    Website: Corkestra
    Cost: $25

     

    Hero Run 9k/11k | Flat 12 Bierworks

    Join us on September 11th to run a 9k or 11k in honor of our fallen heroes. This course will be partially closed to include the Greenway Trail. Commemorative t-shirts will be provided to all pre-registered runners.
     
    When: September 11, 11 am
    Where: Flat12 Bierwerks, 130 W. Riverside Drive, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
    Website: Hero Run
    Cost: Individual Race: $20 in advance or $30 day of; $110 Race Series Pass

     

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