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    It's the weekend after Derby, which means you now have to hang out with everyone you said you'd hang out with "as soon as we get through Derby." It's also Mother's Day, so better make brunch reservations or prepare to be a huge disappointment. To get suggestions like these delivered to your inbox every Thursday, subscribe to Louisville.com's Weeekender!

    Mayor’s Music and Art Series: Misty Mountain String Band
    Mayor Greg Fischer invites you to a free monthly series showcasing local musicians, artists and performers. Grab a lunch and enjoy the comfortable seating and great acoustics inside the Mayor’s Gallery.
    May 7, 11:30 – 1 p.m.
    Mayor’s Gallery Listening Room (4th floor of Metro Hall)
    527 W. Jefferson St.
    Louisville, KY
    Click here for more information
    Free!

    "All the Good Books (Abridged)" at the Alley Theater
    Little Dickens. Short Longfellow. Reduced Proust… all the great books. Less is More. The Literary Canon explodes as the bad boys of abridgement unleash a brand-new comic outrage on an unsuspecting public. The Alley's favorite comedy troupe takes you on a ninety-eight minute roller-coaster ride through its compact compendium of the world’s great books in "All The Great Books (abridged)."
    May 7 - 16, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
    The Alley Theater
    1205 East Washington Street Suite 120
    Louisville, KY 40206
    Click here for more information
    $15

    Foxhollow Farm’s Sunset Concert Series Presents Kyle James Hauser
    This family-friendly event features lively music by regional bands and farm fresh food from local vendors. May 8th’s concert features Kyle James Hauser: singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Food, beverages and sweet treats available to purchase from Wiltshire Pantry, Holy Mole, Red Top Gourmet Dogs, Gelato Gilberto & Hi-Five Donuts. All events are rain or shine. Bring blankets, chairs, friends, family and even pets (on leash).
     May 8, 6 - 11 p.m.
    Foxhollow Farm
    8905 Hwy 329
    Crestwood, KY 40014
    Click here for more information
    $10

    Jason Aldean at the KFC YUM! Center
    Jason Aldean’s “Burn it Down” tour will feature opening acts Tyler Farr, Cole Swindell and Dee Jay Silver. 
    May 8, 7:30 – 10 p.m.
    KFC YUM! Center
    1 Arena Plaza
    Louisville, KY 40202
    Click here for more information
    $33.25 - $64.25

    Southern Culture on the Skids at Headliners
    Long the bards of downward mobility, Southern Culture on the Skids have always
    embodied a sleazy, raucous, good-natured, good-time take on the culture of the South. Recently described by Dwight Yoakam (in Filter) as “really on the outside, like Dick Dale meets Hank Thompson,” SCOTS have mixed high and low culture for decades, endlessly touring, serving up moonshine martinis and poultry picking for fans everywhere.
    May 8, 9 – 11:30 p.m.
    Headliners Music Hall
    1386 Lexington Road
    Louisville, KY 40206
    Click here for more information
    $15

    "BeagleWeasel: An Outer Space Puppet Show" & RUMMAGE SALE!
    From 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. the Squallis Puppeteers will present a rummage and yard sale with all proceeds funding executive director Nora's June 2015 trip to Chengdu, China, in collaboration with Asia Institute Crane House to heal the spirit of the people. From 1 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. enjoy an outer space puppet show and workshop!
    May 9, 9 – 3 p.m.
    Highland Community Ministries
    1228 E. Breckinridge St
    Louisville, KY 40204
    Click here for more information
    $5 for show, $5 for puppet workshop

    Makerplace Family Workshop at Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana's Council
    The MakerPlace allows kids and families to bring ideas and inventions to life. We’ll help you find inspiration, learn to use cool tools like laser cutters and 3D printers, figure out how to turn a handful of electronics and wires into programmable machines, and much more. No two workshops are alike, we challenge you to design something new at each workshop. Participants are encouraged to bring a hack-able object from home for a one of a kind creation. May's workshop is "Brain Game" — can you beat the machine? 
    May 9, 10 – 1 p.m.
    Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana Council
    2115 Lexington Rd.
    Louisville, KY 40206
    Click here for more information
    Free!

    Cedar Lake's 9th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair
    This free, family-friendly event will include handmade art and crafts, hourly door prizes, food, games and children’s activities. Anyone who brings a donation of art supplies will receive a free gift. All proceeds support adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
    May 9, 10 – 5 p.m.
    Cedar Lake Lodge
    3301 Jericho Road
    Louisville, KY 40031
    Click here for more information
    Free!

    The Louisville Free Public Library’s How-To Festival
    This free interactive learning event showcases local experts teaching participants how to do more than 100 things in 5 hours—everything from how to square dance to how to make simple home repairs to how to garden. Last year's festival attracted nearly 4,000 people and we hope to make this year's festival even more successful! So mark your calendars for the second Saturday in May and join us at the How-To Festival.
    May 9, 10 – 3 p.m.
    LFPL Main Branch
    301 York Street
    Louisville, KY 40203
    Click here for more information
    Free!


    Bridge To Beer at Red Yeti, Against the Grain, Goodwood Brewing and Flat12
    Hey everyone! We're inviting you to come join in a really fun beer walk. This is a FREE event for all to join in. Only cost is anything you want to purchases to drink! We will be starting at Red Yeti Brewing Company at 11:30am, then across the Big 4 Bridge to Against The Grain Brewery at 1pm, then, we'll hop over to Goodwood Brewing (formally known as BBC) for their grand opening party with food trucks and live music, finishing up back across the Big 4 Bridge at Flat12 Bierwerks Jeffersonville. This will be about a 5 mile roundtrip walk, so wear your comfortable shoes. 
    May 9, 11:30 – 4 p.m.
    Red Yeti Brewing Company
    256 Spring Street
    Jefferson, IN 47130
    Click here for more information
    Free!

    Apocalypse Brew Works’ 3rd Birthday Party
    Come celebrate our 3rd Birthday! There will be a Watermelon Crack tapping, food trucks, dog cookies, and performances from Uncommon Houseflies and Bourbonville Buskers.
    May 9, 4 - 11 p.m.
    Apocalypse Brew Works
    1612 Mellwood Avenue
    Louisville, KY 40206
    Click here for more information
    Free!
     
    May Flea Off Market
    The Flea Off Market is back in action, kicking Spring into high gear at Fresh Start Growers Supply. We will have over 100 vendors offering a multitude of hand-made items including musical instruments, jewelry, clothing, accessories, soaps, terrariums, and a variety of local fine arts and crafts. Also featured will be farm-fresh goods, vintage clothing, records, books, antiques, curiosities, tons of cool used stuff, not to mention great music and live entertainment!
    May 9, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    May 10, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    The Flea Off Market
    1007 E Jefferson St.
    Louisville, KY 40202
     
    Louisville Art Affair at Mellwood Art Center
    The Louisville Art Affair is an indoor juried art fair on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 10th, 2015 at the Mellwood Arts Center. The whole family can appreciate and shop for original and handcrafted arts and fine crafts. Works will include paintings, jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass and photography and other mediums by the region's best artisans. This event is sponsored by the Louisville Artisan's Guild, which is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
    May 10, 12 – 6p.m.
    Mellwood Art Center
    1860 Mellwood Avenue Suite 181
    Louisville, KY 40206
    Click here for more information
    Free!

    Mother's Day Brunch Cruise on the Belle of Louisville
    What a great way to show Mom how much she means to you - a two-hour cruise on the historic steamboat Belle of Louisville. Bring on the whole family, and make it a day to remember. Include the delicious buffet brunch (inside seating, advance reservations required) or choose sightseeing only (upstairs, outside seating regardless of the weather) and have a relaxing, soothing afternoon on the Ohio River.
    May 10, 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Belle of Louisville at Waterfront Park
    401 West River Road
    Louisville, KY 40202
    Click here for more information
    $24 - $39

    Mother's Day at Churchill Downs
    Make your reservations now and treat the mom in your life to a day at the races. Reservations are required and there are no minimums on the number of people in your party. 
    May 10, 10 – 7 p.m.
    Churchill Downs
    700 Central Avenue
    Louisville, KY 40208
    Click here for more information
    $10 - $60 per person

    Mother's Day at the Louisville Zoo
    Celebrate Mother’s Day with free Zoo admission for moms courtesy of McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana. Enjoy zoo keeper talks featuring our animal moms, like Thelma, a reticulate python that is Mom as well as Dad!  Visit the Islands Pavilion from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn about the Orangutan Outreach MOM campaign.  Be sure to check out other keeper presentations with fun facts about animal moms. Find out what human and animal moms have in common and participate in a fun scavenger hunt (pick up your scavenger hunt form at the entrance and turn in when you exit).  First 1000 kids to complete the scavenger hunt will receive a free McDonald’s Happy Meal voucher. Gift bags will be provided to the first 500 moms courtesy of McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana.
    May 10, 10 – 5 p.m.
    The Louisville Zoo
    1100 Trevilian Way
    Louisville, KY 40213
    Click here for more information
    Free for moms! Regular admission for all other guests.

     
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