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    FirstBuild Invites Public to See the Future of Manufacturing

    The public will now be able to see the future of manufacturing in action at FirstBuild, GE Appliances’ new Microfactory. Unlike traditional manufacturing sites, the public can drop in to see products being developed, shop at the retail store or just chat with FirstBuild community members. FirstBuild is open between the hours of 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., starting Aug. 6, 2014. FirstBuild, a new model of production in the home appliances industry, is made possible by a partnership between GE Appliances, Local Motors and the University of Louisville. Open to the general public weekdays 9 a.m.–9 p.m., and Saturdays 9 a.m. –5 p.m., beginning August 6, 2014. There is no charge for the general public to tour the facility. For more information on the FirstBuild Microfactory, visit firstbuild.com, pressroom.geappliances.com, or call 502-852-0021.

    Monday August 11, 9:00 am

    FirstBuild

    333 E. Brandeis Avenue

    Free

    The ONE THING Fundamentals Event

    You want fewer distractions and LESS on your plate with MORE productivity from your work. Now you can have both--less AND more! Come out to this FREE (use coupon code HEIDI at checkout) event to listen to national speaker Don Hobbs explain the ONE THING you can do to overcome distractions and focus on what matters. Don will teach you how to cut through the clutter, achieve better results in less time, stay on track, and much more! This is a CAN'T MISS event!! The ONE Thing was chosen one of the Top 5 Business Books of 2013 by Hudson's Booksellers and one of Top 30 Business Books of 2013 by Executive Book Summaries. Since its April, 2013 publication The ONE Thing has made more than 125 appearances on national bestseller lists, including #1 Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, Publisher's Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Times, Reuters, BookScan, and 800CEOREAD.

    Monday, August 11 6:00pm

    Ramada Plaza Louisville

    9700 Bluegrass Pkwy

    Free

    Against the Grain Beer Dinner at Varanese

    The evening will feature a guest speaker from the award-winning brewery, and a four-course dinner paired with Against the Grain beers. 

    Tuesday August 12, 7:00pm

    Varanese

    2106 Frankfort Avenue

    $55 a person

    Caught A Ghost at Zanzabar

    “Caught a Ghost is ultimately about a collective experience.” Nolan says. “It may have genesis in my weird brain, but it’s ultimately about creating community.” That spirit is reflected in the makeup of the band, which includes Stephen Edelstein on drums, who was Jesse’s kindergarten classmate. Anyone who has seen Caught a Ghost play live can also testify to that notion. In addition to playing high energy shows with as many as nine musicians and various dancers onstage, the group often makes use of projections and performance art as a means of shaking people out of their comfort zones.

    Tuesday August 12, 8:00pm

    Zanzabar Music Venue

    2100 South Preston

    $8-$10

    Enjoy Free Moose Track Ice Cream to Support the Salvation Army of Louisville

    Enjoy FREE Ice Cream to Help Generate $10,000 for The Salvation Army of Louisville. Denali Flavors, developers of the legendary Moose Tracks flavor of ice cream, has partnered with Velvet Ice Cream to host a FREE ice cream give-away on Wednesday, August 13 in downtown Louisville. Ten-thousand scoops of Velvet Moose Tracks ice cream will be served at 4th Street Live! as a 10,000 Scoop Challenge issued by Denali Flavors to Louisville area residents. For each scoop served, Denali Flavors will donate $1 to The Salvation Army of Louisville in an effort to raise $10,000 of new support for its vital community programs. During the event ice cream lovers can tweet the hash tag #10KScoops for a chance to win free ice cream for a year from Denali @Moose_Tracks.

    Wednesday August 13 11:00am-3:00pm

    4th Street Live!

    420 W. Liberty Street Suite 265

    Free

    Diamond Anniversary Bourbon Dinner

    Longest-tenured Master Distiller Jimmy Russell Hosts Diamond Anniversary Bourbon Dinner on Wednesday, August 13th, at 6:30 pm at Bourbons Bistro Four-course dinner is $65 per person plus tax and gratuity. Dinner includes samplings of Wild Turkey products. Louisville, Ky. –On July 28th, a living legend in the global spirits industry got his due, as the whiskey brand he has nurtured for 60 years released the Wild Turkey Diamond Anniversary, commemorative bourbon in his honor.  Bourbons Bistro is honored to host the Wild Turkey Diamond Anniversary Dinner on Wednesday, August 13th. Meet the man who says that, “after 60 years of making whiskey, I still love what I do and all the incredible people I’ve had the chance to meet. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, as soon as it feels like work I’ll retire. If it hasn’t happened after getting up and driving my Ford pickup over to the distillery about 20,000 times at this point, I don’t think it will be happening anytime soon.” If you would like to have your Diamond Anniversary bottle signed, purchase the exclusive bourbon at Liquor Barn St. Matthews, located at 4301 Shelbyville Road. Reservations can be made by calling (502) 894-8838 or by emailing events@bourbonsbistro.com.

    Wednesday August 13, 6:30pm-9:00pm

    Bourbons Bistro

    2255 Frankfort Ave

    $65 a person

    Secrets of Louisville

    The Secrets of Louisville Chefs team is excited to welcome the latest chefs set to grace the stage. The upcoming shows are set to feature two local chefs from your favorite eateries. The next taping scheduled for August 16th will feature Chef Dustin Staggers from The Monkey Wrenchand Chef Dallas McGarity from Marketplace Restaurant. Secrets of Louisville Chefs has partnered with Bourbon Barrel Foods and Mint Julep Tours to give the show a new look and feel; and to give viewers a brand new foodie experience. The response to the changes has been through the roof and the show is continuing to pick up steam. “Our partnership has taken this show to the next level and we are proud to be associated with this team,” said Sean Higgins, Chief Fun Officer at Mint Julep Tours. “Together we continue to bring in the best Louisville has to offer and deliver a delectable foodie experience.” The show has moved its production to the new Kitchen Studio at Bourbon Barrel Foods in front of a live audience. The show is taped in a bistro-like setting which is limited to 24 guests. Each taping includes two episodes with two different top local chefs. Guests get an up-close and personal view of the cooking action. Immediately following the show, they can sample the creations of the chefs and participate in a champagne cocktail meet-and-greet with the hosts and producers of the show. The champagne greeting starts at 9:30 a.m. with the taping running from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tickets for the show are $50 and are exclusively sold through Mint Julep Tours online: http://mintjuleptours.com. In addition, Mint Julep Tours hopes to extend the experience for viewers who purchase tickets to the show by offering tours of distilleries, a mixology course and tours of local farms where featured chefs grow fresh foods. Other packages and touring options will be available soon. Tim Laird and Kevin Harned are the hosts of Secrets of Louisville Chefs. The popular TV series airs on WAVE-3 at 11am on Sundays and on WBNA-21 at 6pm weeknights. Episodes are also available for viewing on line 24/7 at NewLocalTV.com.

    Thursday August 14 9:00am-12:30pm

    Bourbon Barrel Food's Theatre Kitchen

    1201 Story Ave Suite 175

    $50

    KMAC Presents "Animals on Display" Lecture

    The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft hosts Dr. Karen A. Rader, Associate Professor of History at Virginia Commonwealth University for an evening lecture entitled "Animals on Display: Reflections on the Creaturely in Museums, Zoos, and Natural History." Human estrangement from animals is a cultural phenomenon with a strange and contested history. John Berger, critic and writer, famously said that “in the last two centuries, animals have gradually disappeared.” Those who share his view contend that animals have been removed from our daily lives and that we have been removed from the daily lives of animals. Yet this development has also been the impetus for a plethora of representational practices that, broadly conceived, work to fill in the gap between humans and animals. Ironically, these practices may ultimately intensify the very nostalgia, distance, and ignorance they were devised to remedy. The lecture will present and reflect on a wide range of examples of these new representational practices, situated in various historical and sociocultural contexts, in order to speak to the ongoing importance of making animals visible for the arrangement and sustenance of human-animal relations. There will be a pre-lecture reception at 6:00 p.m., and the lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. 

    Thursday August 14 6:30pm

    Kentucky Museum of Arts and Science

    715 W. Main Street

    Free for members, $8 general admission

    Lady Antebellum with Special Guest Billy Currington

    Country music trio Lady Antebellum took a break last summer, after being awarded Group Artist of the Year at the 2012 American Country Music Awards, for the birth of lead vocalist Hillary Scott’s daughter. The group has released seven No. 1 singles including “I Run to You,” “American Honey,” “Just a Kiss,” and the group’s fastest-charting single, “Downtown.” Grammy Award-nominee Billy Currington, opening for Lady Antebellum, has produced seven No. 1 singles including “Must Be Doin’ Somethin’ Right,” “Good Directions,” “People are Crazy,” “Let Me Down Easy,” and “Hey Girl.”

    Thursday August 14 8:00 pm

    Kentucky Exposition Center-Freedom Hall

    937 Phillips Lane

    $45-$55

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