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    It's Memorial Day Weekend in Louisville, and there's WAY too much to do. Good problem to have, right? If you'd like suggestions like these delivered to your inbox each week, subscribe to Louisville.com's Weekender here! If you've got oodles of free time on Monday and want a few more suggestions, check out Where to Go and What to Do Memorial Day 2015  in Louisville here! Happy weekend! 
     
     
    Abbey Road on the River 2015
    Abbey Road on the River is a celebration of the music and legend of the Beatles. This year’s festival will include a 75th birthday party for John Lennon and music from the likes of Phil Kenzie, Laurence Juber, Bruce in the USA, Tim Piper and Working Class Hero, BritBeat, the Newbees and many more. View the entire schedule here and purchase your tickets here!
    May 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25
    The Belvedere
    485 W. Main St.
    Muhammad Ali Center
    144 N. 6th St.
    Louisville, KY 40202
    $20 - $199
    www.arotr.com
     
     
    Bluegrass Farmers' Market
    The market will offer a variety of fresh produce, meat, and eggs—many items are produced by resettled refugees using their extensive agricultural skills to provide fresh, nutritious, locally grown produce for their families and the community.
    May 21, 3 – 6 p.m.
    Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital
    1850 Bluegrass Ave.
    Louisville, KY 40215
    Free!
     

    Shakespeare On Stage Film Series: “Antony and Cleopatra”
    Kentucky Shakespeare's “Shakespeare on Stage Film Series”.  We are partnering with Baxter Avenue Theatre to present 5 recent Shakespeare stage performances on film.  Bring KY Shakespeare poster for $5 off and a complimentary bottle of water.
    May 21, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
     Baxter Avenue Theatre
    1250 Bardstown Road
    Louisville, KY 40204
     www.kyshakespeare.com/events/special-events
    Bring KY Shakespeare poster for $5 off
     
     
    Decca's Beats & Eats
    This Thursday, tucked inside Decca's underground cocktail haven, The Cellar Lounge, the East Indies-inspired affair will feature Chef Annie's interpretation of dishes inspired by Thailand, Vietnam, India and the Philippines alongside hip-hop tracks courtesy of DJ Ryan Rugger.
    May 21, 10:30 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.
    Decca
    812 E. Market St.
    Louisville, KY 40206
    www.louisville.com/content/beats-and-eats
    749-8128
    Free!
     
     
    Kentucky Reggae Festival
    Come enjoy a Caribbean atmosphere of live reggae music, ethnic food and the Caribbean vendor market. The Kentucky Reggae Festival, brings a truly Caribbean atmosphere to Louisville’s backyard without the expense of traveling to the islands! No food, drink or pets allowed. Lawn chairs and blankets welcome.
    May 22, 23, and 24
    Louisville Water Tower
    3005 River Rd.
    Louisville, KY 40207
    www.kentuckyreggaefestival.com
    $12 before 6 p.m., $16 after 6 p.m.,
    $30 for a 3-day pass. Kids 10 and under free
     

    The West End Poetry Opera at the Kentucky Center
    The West End Poetry Opera is an unflinching, authentic performance that is at times uncomfortable because of its candor, a work of profound hope, and ultimately, an honest work of art illuminating a call to integrate social and economic justice into urban planning policy.
    May 22, 7 – 9 p.m.
    The Kentucky Center
    501 West Main Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    www.kentuckycenter.org
    Free event. Tickets required. Call 584-7777 to reserve a ticket.
     

    The Louisville Crashers & Gas Money at the Jeffersonville River Stage
    It's opening night at the Jeffersonville River Stage and it's bound to be a great time! 
    May 22, 7 – 11 p.m.
    Jeffersonville River Stage
    Jeffersonville, IN
    www.theriverstage.com
    Free!
     

    Bats Baseball Friday Night Fireworks
    Friday night fireworks by the Louisville Bats.  Show begins right after the game. 
    May 22, check website for times
    Purple Upland Meadow
    River Road
    Louisville, KY 40202
    WWW.BATSBASEBALL.COM
    Ticket prices vary!
     
     
    Turbo Fruits, Discount Guns at the New Vintage
    Turbo Fruits is a rock 'n roll band and one that could likely take your state rock n' roll champion to the mat in less time than it takes to cue up a record. Discount Guns is a fuzz/blues rock duo out of Louisville, KY. The band is comprised of John Ford and Edward Vincent, both of whom write the songs, and switch off on instruments and vocals.
    May 22, 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.
    The New Vintage
    2126 S. Preston St.
    Louisville, KY
    www.newvintagelouisville.com/shows-events.html
    Free!
     
     
    Fleur de Flea Vintage Urban Market at the Waterfront
    Enjoy a huge vintage outdoor market on the Waterfront Plaza! Over 100 vendors from all over Kentuckiana will be setting up vintage items, antiques, collectibles, and repurposed/recycled goods. There will be food trucks and a variety of craft beer!
    May 23, 9 – 4 p.m.
    Festival Plaza
    Waterfront Park
    Louisville, KY 40202
    Free!
     www.thefleurdeflea.com

     
    Compagnia TPO: Bleu! at the Mex Theater
    One of Italy’s most innovative theater companies, Compagnia TPO creates interactive performances for children using dance, music and cutting-edge digital technologies. In this piece, two dancers guide children from the audience on an adventure of discovery in the world’s oceans, with special emphasis on the Mediterranean Sea – a cradle of nature, culture and myths. 
    May 23, 11 – 1 p.m.
    The Kentucky Center
    501 West Main Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    $18
     

    Atlanta Dream Classic at the KFC Yum! Center
    The Atlanta Dream will host the 2015 Atlanta Dream Classic at the KFC Yum! Center on May 23 to open its preseason schedule. The event, which will feature a doubleheader of WNBA preseason contests, will be highlighted by the return to Louisville of current Dream stars Angel McCoughtry and Shoni Schimmel teams on May 21 and May 22, giving all four teams an opportunity to play each of the other teams in attendance over the three-day period.
    May 23, 5 – 10 p.m.
    KFC YUM! Center
    1 Arena Plaza
    Louisville, KY 40202
    www.kfcyumcenter.com/events/detail/atlanta-dream-classic
    $17 - $105
     

    3rd Annual White Party at Nowhere Bar
    Come to Nowhere Bar for our 3rd Annual White Party with guest DJ JAY KAY during Memorial Weekend! No cover before 11pm. Be sure to dress in white!
    May 23, 8 p.m. – 4 p.m.
    Nowhere Bar
    1133 Bardstown Rd
    Louisville, KY 40202
    www.facebook.com/events/1439009813066481/
    No cover before 11 p.m.
     

    The Last Waltz at Mercury Ballroom
    After the death of The Band’s drummer, Levon Helm, in April of 2012, a small group of Indianapolis musicians decided to get together and play the songs of The Band to honor Mr. Helm’s legacy. As word of their plans began to spread amongst the local music community, the group grew larger and it was decided to recreate The Band’s legendary final show, The Last Waltz. That concert, also a brilliant film and soundtrack directed by Martin Scorsese, features The Band as well as several of the biggest musicians of the day.
    May 23, 9 – 12 a.m.
    Mercury Ballroom
    611 South 4th Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    www.mercuryballroom.com
    $15 in advance, $18 day of

    RumpFest on Highland Avenue 
    First Annual RumpFest, less creatively known as The Highland Avenue Block Party, hosted by Rumplings in conjunction with Sole Foundation andWest Sixth Brewing.
    Confirmed Musical Acts:
    Jalin Roze
    Elephant Room
    Ocifer
    Mistro
    Hound of the Buskervilles
    J-Rite
    Fusionary
    Food will be served inside Rumplings, as well as outdoors. We have a full liquor license, for this event, with outdoor vending. There is no charge to attend! Come join us for a great time and an eclectic mix of culture!
    May 24, 12 p.m. - 11 p.m.
    2009 Highland Ave. 
    Louisville, KY
    www.facebook.com/events/1568866793401733
    Free!
     
    Beatersville Car & Bike Show at Phoenix Hill Tavern
    Come enjoy the Beatersville Car & Bike Show, featuring1968 & earlier models, traditional and custom hotrods, the Ms. Beatersville Contest and live music featuring Nulydedz, The Ass Haulers, Laurie Jane and the 45’s, The Hot Wires, The Elixirs, The Krank Daddies, Jane Rose and The Deadend Boys, and The Rocketz.
    May 24, 10 – 5 p.m.
    Phoenix Hill Tavern
    644 Baxter Avenue
    Louisville, KY
    www.facebook.com/Beatersville
    Visit website for pricing information
     

    Boomtown Ball & Festival in New Albany
    Mayor Jeff M. Gahan and the City of New Albany, along with 91.9 WFPK are proud to present the second Boomtown Ball & Festival. This event will be held on Market St. in downtown New Albany. Flea Off Market is a unique outdoor bazaar that will feature both regional and local New Albany vendors offering records, books, antiques, vintage items, fine arts & crafts, and more! The lineup for the outdoor stage curated with the help of New Albany natives Houndmouth begins at 1:30pm and includes Langhorne Slim, The Apache Relay, The Features, Big Big, Jalin Roze, Lazy Sunday, Lydia Burrell & The Hart Strings.
    May 24, 1 – 11 p.m.
    Market St.
    New Albany, IN
    www.facebook.com/events/819414038150331/
    Free!
     
     
    Memorial Weekend Sunday Singles Dance
    Join us for Kentuckiana’s largest Sunday Singles dance at Moose Lodge! Hundreds of singles attend every Sunday night. There are chances to win cash and prizes. Entertainment is provided by DJ Kenny Sauter. This event is presented by KySinglesDance.com.
    May 24, 7:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.
    Moose Lodge
    4615 Fegenbush Ln.
    Louisville, KY 40228
    $6 admission before 8 p.m., $7 admission after 8 p.m.
    Info and directions at www.KySinglesDance.com and www.Facebook.com/kysinglesdance
     

    Fireships, Blind Tiger and Tiny Elephant at Haymarket
    Taking their name from the Hudson River sloops that repelled the British warships before the Battle of Brooklyn – using fire and water to fight darkness with light – Brooklyn-based Fireships makes guitar-driven alt-folk that’s dreamy and fiery, spontaneous and well-crafted. Local garage rock favorites Blind Tigers and jazz fusion trio round out an eclectic bill.
    May 24, 8 – 11 p.m.
    Haymarket Whiskey Bar
    331 E Market St
    Louisville, KY 40202
    Free!
     
     
    Mayor's Hike Bike & Paddle
    The Subway Fresh Fit Hike, Bike and Paddle takes place at the top of Waterfront Park's Great Lawn at E. Witherspoon Street near the dancing fountain. Parking is available in many areas around Waterfront Park.
    May 25, 12a.m.
    Witherspoon Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    LOUISVILLEKY.GOV/GOVERNMENT/CITY-EVENTS
    Free!
     

    Military Appreciation Day at Churchill Downs
    Free General Admission is available for Active Military & Veterans with Military I.D. 
    May 25, 11:30 – 9 p.m.
    Churchill Downs
    700 Central Avenue
    Louisville, KY 40208
    $3 if you're not military
     

    Kentucky Flea Market Memorial Day Spectacular at the Kentucky Expo Center
    One of the nation’s finest flea markets with dealers from across the nation. Over 600 booths featuring antiques, collectibles, crafts, candles, surplus, jewelry and much more. May 22 - May 25.
    May 25, 12 – 5 p.m.
    Kentucky Exposition Center
    937 Phillips Ln
    Louisville, KY 40209
    http://www.kentuckytourism.com/events/details/kentucky-flea-market-memorial-day-spectacular/42791/
    Free!
     

    Memorial Day Lunch Cruise on the Belle of Louisville
    Come on down to the Ohio River and help us kick off the Belle's 101st summer season! Include the delicious buffet meal (inside seating, advance reservations required) or choose sightseeing only (all-weather upstairs, outside seating) and be a part of a true river adventure.
    May 25, 1 – 3 p.m.
    Belle of Louisville at Waterfront Park
    401 West River Road
    Louisville, KY 40202
    www.kentuckytourism.com/events/details/memorial-day-lunch-cruise/42728/
    Adults - $35 Seniors - $34
     

    Louisville Bats Vs. The Toledo Mud Hens at Slugger Field
    Come cheer on the Louisville Bats! 
    May 25, 4 – 11 p.m.
    Slugger Field
    401 E. Main St.
    Louisville, KY 40202
    Admission prices vary!
     

    PaintNite Mondays at Wick's Live on State in New Albany
    PaintNite comes to Wick's in New Albany every Monday in May! With instruction from one heck of a talented artist, Lacole Offutt, YOU can make a painting worthy of hanging! Regular price is $45, but use code WICKS20 at checkout and get $20 OFF! And to get your creative juices flowing, we'll have $3 Margaritas and Martinis and $2 Pints and Bottles of Domestic Beer at your disposal. Get there early for BOGO Pasta, served all day, every Monday.
    May 25, 7 – 9 p.m.
    Wick's Live on State
    225 State St
    New Albany, IN 47150
    www.paintnite.com/pages/venueevents/view/louisville/126686
    $45 - $25
     
     
    Flags4vets 2015 National Memorial Day Vigil
    Volunteers will form the letters "USA" using 25,000 flags from veterans' graves. When completed, the letters will each be 150' high and all 3 letters together will be 450' wide. These 25,000 flags honor all of America's fallen heroes, from every state in the Union, including military, law enforcement, and fire fighters. The public is invited to assist with placing the flags beginning on Saturday, May 23rd at noon and continuing through the weekend until all 25,000 flags have been placed.  
    May 23, 24, and 25, 11 – 5 p.m.
    Waterfront Park
    1 River Road
    Louisville, KY 40202
    Free!
     

    Monday Night Comedy Show at the Silver Dollar
    Louisville's best weekly open mic! Occasionally featuring touring headliners, always featuring hilarious locals.
    May 25, 10 – 11 p.m.
    The Silver Dollar
    1761 Frankfort Ave.
    Louisville, KY 40206
    Free!
     
     
     
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