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    Headliners for Hope: Celebrity Bartenders at Old 502

    Join local celebrities and Brides Against Breast Cancer for Headliners for Hope presented by Norton Healthcare. We have gathered 16 of the most influential professionals in the area to bartend for an hour each to see who can raise the most funds for men, women and children impacted by cancer. $35 (advance ticket/donation) $45 (at door) for unlimited beer, wine, Tito’s vodka, and light bites.
    September 4, 6 – 9 p.m.
    Old 502 Winery
    120 S. 10th Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    www.bridesagainstbreastcancer.org/upcoming-fundraising-events/headliners-for-hope-louisville-ky-september-2014/
    877-721-4673
    $35 advance, $40 at the door

    Celebrate National Bourbon Heritage Month With Free Tours, Tastings at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience During First Friday Trolley Hop

    The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, located on Louisville’s historic “Whiskey Row,” is celebrating National Bourbon Heritage Month by hosting the First Friday Trolley Hop’s Featured Event on Friday, September 5, 2014. The festivities will include a complimentary walk-through of the artisanal distillery and visitor’s center, in addition to educational bourbon tastings for guests of legal drinking age. Max Shapira, President of Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc., and Charlie Downs, Artisanal Distiller of the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, will be on hand for bottle signings and photo opportunities with Trolley Hop guests. Fred Minnick, author of Whiskey Women: The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch, and Irish Whiskey, will also be in attendance signing copies of his book in the retail shop. Free appetizers and refreshments will be served, and each guest will have an opportunity to win an assortment of door prizes, including various bourbon-themed items and a pair of 2-day tickets to the Louder than Life music festival.

    Friday, September 5, 2014 5 – 9 p.m.

    Evan Williams Bourbon Experience

    528 West Main Street

    Louisville, KY 40202

    502-272-2611

    EvanWilliamsBourbonExperience.com

    Free!

    Send off Summer at the Jim Beam American Stillhouse
    Jim Beam is sending the summer off in style with bourbon, barbecue and country music at the distillery’s Jim Beam American Stillhouse! Bourbon lovers from near and far are invited to spend the afternoon as part of the Beam family while enjoying mouth-watering barbecue from Fred’s Smokehouse and live country music on the lawn all afternoon. Fans can also get an exclusive inside look at how the world’s No.1 bourbon whiskey is made, with samples of “America’s Native Spirit” being poured for guests of legal drinking age. The festivities kick off at noon, and country music will be performed live throughout the day. Special raffle drawings will take place every half hour, awarding guests the chance to win free distillery tours and branded Jim Beam® apparel.
    September 5, 12  - 5 p.m.
    Jim Beam American Stillhouse
    526 Happy Hollow Road
    Clermont, Kentucky 40110
    www.americanstillhouse.com
    (502) 543-9877
    Concert: Free, Distillery Tours: $10 (21+)

    Botanica Art & Garden 2014 at the Woman’s Club of Louisville
    Botanica, Inc. presents Art & Garden 2014. This event will present local artists and artwork for sale, showcasing botanicals in photography and paintings, and speakers and demos on related topics. Art will be exhibited and sold throughout the first floor of the Woman’s Club on Saturday, Sept 6 from 10 am to 5 pm. Speakers and demonstrations will be scheduled every hour throughout the day in the Woman’s Club. Barbara Pierson, White Flower Farm’s Nursery Manager from Litchfield, CT, will be our highlighted speaker for the event. Food and Beverage will be available for purchase the day of the event.

    September 6, 10  a.m. – 5 p.m.
    The Woman's Club of Louisville
    1320 S. Fourth St.
    Louisville, Kentucky 40203
    www.waterfrontgardens.org
    502-276-5404
     $10

    September Art Fair at Mellwood Arts Center
    Mellwood is excited that the Sixth Annual September Art Fair is finally here! This year, we will have 165 artists taking part in the show. Many of them have never shown before in Louisville and hail from as far away as Georgia. While you’re here, stop in the newly- opened Café Bristol on the Art Center’s breezeway. They will offer a full bar and serve up hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, and more. Café Java will also be open, serving specialty coffees and other warm, tasty beverages. Both days, live entertainment will be featured on the outdoor stage including acts such as Heather Renee and Fleur-de-list Ballet Academy In addition to these offerings, GALLOPALOOZA will be set up at the Art Fair, displaying various horse statues and selling merchandise with a look ahead toward GALLOPALOOZA 2015.
    September 6, 12  - 11:55 p.m.
    Mellwood Art Center
    1860 Mellwood Avenue
    Louisville, KY 40206
    mellwoodartcenter.com/wordpress/saf/
    502-895-3650
    Free!

    Home of the Innocents’ Annual Big Ol’ Backyard BBQ: Luau Style!
    Grab your Hawaiian shirt for our Big Ol’ Backyard BBQ: Luau Style! where there’ll be something tropical and fun for everyone – all for a great cause! Home of the Innocents Big Ol’ Backyard BBQ: Luau Style! This family-friendly event brings together some of Louisville’s top chefs, including Chef Josh Bettis, Brown Hotel; Chef John Cliff, JBS; Chef Shawn Ward, The Brewery; Chef Fernando Martinez, Mussel and Burger Bar; Chef Dean Corbett, Corbett’s, Equus and Jack’s Lounge; Chef Troy Schuster, 211 Clover Lane; Chef Tavis Rockwell, Louvino; Chef Ming Pu, River City Winery; Chef Matt Durham, Seelbach Hotel; and Chef Nancy Russman, Kids’ Club Cookbook. Ribs provided by JBS/Swift. There will be an island-inspired feast, paradise play zone, bounce island, hayride, petting zoo and more! This special fundraising event provides fun for the entire family, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the children at the Home. Be sure to put on your Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts to join us for a great time!
    September 6, 4:30 – 9:30 p.m.
    Home of the Innocents
    1100 East Market Street
    Louisville, KY 40206
    http://www.homeoftheinnocents.org/bbq
    502.596.1025
    $50 and under

    Louisville Cards vs. Murray State
    Don't miss the opportunity to cheer on your Louisville Cardinals as they take on Murray State. Throw your Ls up at Papa John's Stadium with your friends and family!
    September 6, 7 – 10 p.m.
    Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium
    2800 S. Floyd St
    Louisville, Kentucky 40208
    www.gocards.com/sports/m-footbl/sched/lou-m-footbl-sched.html
    (502) 852-2779
    Varies

    International Observe the Moon Night
    Join the Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium and Louisville Astronomical Society (LAS) in celebrating the International Observe the Moon Night. The evening begins at 7:30 PM with a ride in the planetarium’s virtual spaceship to get up close and personal with our nearest neighbor, the moon. At 8:30 PM LAS members will have telescopes set up in the courtyard for live observing. Don’t worry if Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate - the exploration can continue in the dome.
    September 6, 7:30 – 9:30  p.m.
    Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium
    University of Louisville, Belknap Campus
    Louisville, KY 40292
    louisville.edu/planetarium/events/moon
    502-852-6665
    Free

    Speed Art Museum's Art in the Park Picnic
    Join the pARTnership of the Speed Art Museum for this FREE family event! Includes: Art activities & games: Painting, inflatable obstacle course, badminton. Music and Dancing: By the Louisville Old Times Squares Association Food and Drink: For purchase from F.A.B.D. and RooibeeRed Tea.

    September 7, 12 – 3 p.m.

    Cherokee Park - Hogan's Fountain
    745 Cochran Hill Road
    Louisville, Kentucky 40209
    502-634-2715
    Free

    Photo sourse: Shutterstock/Brent Hofacker

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