Obviously today is Valentine's Day. We won't inundate you with Vday suggestions (you've probably already got plans, or are upset you don't have plans, or are really happy to not have plans) but if you need them this late you're probably already in trouble. Here's where to go and what to do this weekend:
Friday: Dance Through the Decades
Instead of your saccharine school-dance punch, you can drink bourbon on the rocks at this soiree. Things get better with time, right? Inspired by the tradition of the school social, each hour will feature music billowing out of the school gymnasium or cafeteria from a different decade - starting at 5 p.m. with the '50s for happy hour, through the '90s at 9 p.m. This is a free event to enjoy before or after your V-Day plans. There will be double shot specials for couples, and even better single specials for singles.
February 14, 5 – 10:30 p.m.
Haymarket Whiskey Bar
331 E. Market St
Louisville, KY 40202
Friday: The Cults at Zanzabar
Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin have only been making music together for a short while, but have already converted fans with their exuberant, danceable garage rock. This show is 21+.
February 14, 9 – 11 p.m.
2100 South Preston STreet
Louisville, Kentucky 40217
Saturday: Pleased to Meet Me Premiere at The Kentucky Center for the Arts
Kentucky is a place we know and love to call home. Our state is one of rich beauty, breathtaking landscapes and warm, friendly people. In the summer of 2012, an uncommon cast of characters made Louisville their temporary, Kentucky home. You may have seen them around. They came to make the feature film Pleased to Meet Me. And now, after a successful sold-out premiere in NYC and the signing of a North American distribution deal, Pleased to Meet Me is coming back to Louisville for a two-night premiere event. Read Louisville.com’s coverage of Pleased to Meet Me here.
February 15, 7:00-9:00 PM
Kentucky Center for the Arts
501 West Main Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Saturday: PAWS for a Cold Wet Nose Gala at Mellwood Art Center
Enjoy a dinner buffet by Upper Crust Catering and dance the night away featuring two bands: the Doo Wop All Stars and Old School. All proceeds benefit the Animal Protection Association in Jeffersonville Indiana. A 100% volunteer-run NO KILL facility! Many Silent Auction items! Cash Bar! Cake Raffle! Valentines photo's! 50/50 and much more!
February 15, 7:30 - 11:55 p.m.
Mellwood Art Center
1860 Mellwood Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky 40206
$45 dinner/dance $40 discounted tables for groups of 8
Sunday: Mend Noah's Heart Benefit Concert
Three-year-old Noah had heart surgery was last week, but he's not out of the woods yet! Come to the benefit concert for Noah featuring: The Predators, Toad Strangler, Boscoe France, Soul Circu,s Big Black Cadillac and more! There will be a silent auction, Mend Noah's Heart t-shirts for sale, and more. All money raised will go towards Noah's bills and well-being! Please come, enjoy some fantastic music, and help Noah and his mom, Judy! If you can't make it but still want to help, please donate here. Read Louisville.com’s article about Noah and the benefit concert here.
February 16, 5 – 11:55 p.m.
Stevie Ray's Blues Bar
230 E Main St,
Louisville, KY 40202
$10 requested donation
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