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    Yeah, yeah, candy and costumes and everything spooky is coming together this weekend—but there’s more to this town than trick-or-treating. Here’s where to go and what to do in Louisville this weekend. 

    If you’d like to read a listing of only Halloween events in Louisville this weekend, you’re in luck, here it is!

    If you’d like to read a listing of trick-or-treating events, this is the link for you!

     
    Axton Reading Series: Dan Rosenberg
    A Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and a recent Kentucky poet laureate join other writers sharing their work publicly and teaching master classes at the University of Louisville this fall through the Axton Reading Series. The readings and master classes are open to the public. On Oct. 29-30, Dan Rosenberg, author of poetry collections “cadabra” and “The Crushing Organ,” will read at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 in Bingham Poetry Room, Ekstrom Library, and lead a two-hour master class at 10 a.m. Oct. 30 in Room 300, Bingham Humanities Building.
    When: October 29, 7:30-8:45 p.m. October 30, 10 a.m.
    Where: Bingham Poetry Room, Ekstrom Library at UofL, 2301 S 3rd Street, Louisville, KY 40208
    Cost: Free!
     
     
    Pop Up Chef Event
    Come by Barry Wooley Design's NuLu showroom for a pop-up chef event featuring cuisine from local culinary artists. There will also be a special book signing for the new volume of "Secrets of Louisville Chefs Cookbook" with author Nancy Miller. Thirty percent of all cookbook sales and a portion of all retail sales will benefit Dare to Care.
    When: October 29, 6 - 9 p.m.
    Where: Barry Wooley Designs, 835 East Main Street, Louisville, KY 40206
    Cost: Free!
     
     
    El Dia de Los Muertos
    Come celebrate the Day of the Dead with SAB and Latin American and Hispanic Student Organization! There will be free food, a live band and many activities. This event is free and open to the public!
    When: October 29, 6 - 6 p.m.
    Where: UofL Red Barn, University of Louisville Campus, Louisville, KY
    Cost: Free!
     
     
    Day of the Dead Art Opening Party
    Join Block Party for an art exhibition opening party for new Day of the Dead -themed art by local artist Karen Abney. Meet the artist and enjoy festivities celebrating Day of the Dead. We will have a public altar you can add to, so feel free to bring a photo of a loved one (can be a family member, pet, celebrity you admire) who you want to honor for the Day of the Dead. We will have a DIY craft station so that you can decorate your photo for the altar! The exhibition will feature artist Karen Abney, as well as artists April Boyd and Kayla Allinger. The exhibition will run through the mid November.
    When: October 29, 6 - 9 p.m.
    Where: Block Party Handmade Boutique, 560 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202
    Cost: Free!
     
     
    Fork + Bottle
    Proof on Main's Fork + Bottle dinner series features unique menus crafted by executive chef Mike Wajda, plus pairings from local distillers and winemakers. In October, they'll be pairing each dish in our three course dinner with bourbons from Willett distillery. Guest speakers Hunter Chavanne and Drew Kulsveen of Willet distillery will also be in attendance.
    When: October 29, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
    Where: Proof on Main, 702 W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202
    Cost: $75+
     
     
    Warm Hearts, Warm Bodies: Coat Drive & Benefit Show
    Come to Louis's the Ton this weekend and bring a new or gently-used coat to donate.
    When: October 29, 7 - 2 p.m.
    Where: Louis's The Ton, 1601 Story Avenue, Louisville, KY 40206
    Cost: Free!
     
     
    Lock, Stock & Smoking Barrels Brandy Barrel Beer Fest
    The Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. will host the second annual Lock, Stock & Smoking Barrels festival on behalf of the Beargrass Creek Alliance this Friday. The festival of barrel-aged beer, cider, brandy, coffee, smoking-hot food and music will take place at the American brandy company’s Butchertown distillery,
    When: October 30, 6 - 10 p.m.
    Where: Copper & Kings, 1121 E. Washington Street, Louisville, KY 40206
    Cost: $10 - $35
     
     
    "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"
    Sacred Heart School for the Arts presents "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe." This production recreates C.S. Lewis's classic story of four children who stumble into the magical world of Narnia.
    When: October 30, 7 p.m. October 31, 2 p.m.
    Where: Ursuline Arts Center, 3105 Lexington Rd, Louisville, KY 40206
    Cost: $5 students/seniors, $8 adults
     
     
    Sundy Best
    Sundy Best is an American country duo formed by Nick Jamerson and Kris Bentley currently living in Lexington, Kentucky and originating from Prestonsburg, Kentucky. Their music is a blend of country, Appalachian folk, bluegrass, rock, soul and R&B.
    When: October 30, 9 - 11 p.m.
    Where: Mercury Ballroom, 611 South 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202
    Cost: $15
     
     
    2015 Breeders' Cup at Churchill Downs
    Get the full race experience for Breeders' Cup at Churchill Downs on Millionaires Row.  Enjoy the day from the Fourth Floor Clubhouse with an excellent view of the world's largest 4K video board, where the races - along with expert handicapping advice - will be broadcast live all day. Amenities include conveniently located mutual tellers, self-service wagering machines, multiple television monitors, cash bars and Chef's Table Buffet.
    When: October 30, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Where: Churchill Downs, 700 Central Avenue, Louisville, KY 40208
    Cost: $3 general admission, click here for more ticket information.
     
     
    Trace Adkins
    Don't miss Trace Adkins at Horseshoe Southern Indiana!
    When: October 30, 8 - 10 p.m.
    Where: Horseshoe Casino, 11999 Casino Center Dr SE, Elizabeth, IN 47117
    Cost: $70 - $80+
     
     
    Vanessa Carlton at Zanzabar
    Vanessa Carlton is thrilled to announce her fall tour in support of her much-anticipated NEW studio album, "Liberman." This is a 21+ event
    When: October 30, doors 8 p.m. show 9 a.m.
    Where: Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St., Louisville, KY 40217
    Cost: $25 general admission
     
     
    Labyrinth Bus Tour
    Board the St. Paul bus for a relaxing tour of Louisville's labyrinths. Sara Ferebee will provide historical background and suggestions for this practice. We will have the opportunity to walk one of the labyrinths as a group. Meet at St. Paul at 1:45 p.m. to embark on this educational and fun tour.
    When: November 1, 1:45 - 4 p.m.
    Where: St. Paul United Methodist Church, 2000 Douglass Blvd, Louisville, KY 40205
    Cost: Free!
     
     
    Moustache Ride Red Beer Release and No Shave Movember Beard & Mustache Competition
    Flat 12 Bierwerks and The Derby City Whisker Club are partnering for a killer facial hair party to celebrate the start of No Shave November and the release of Flat12's Moustache Ride Red Beer: a rich, bourbon barrel-aged American amber with hints of roasted malt and real vanilla beans. Everyone is invited to come out and test their facial hair prowess, as Flat12 and DCWC host a friendly facial hair competition. One dolalr from the sales of every Moustache Ride Red and Walkabout Pale Ale sold will be donated to the Movember Foundation. The Movember Foundation is a global charity committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men’s health movement, raising $650 million and funding over 1,000 programs focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.
    When: November 1, 6 - 9 p.m.
    Where: Flat12 Bierwerks, 130 W. Riverside Drive, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
    Cost: Free!
     
     
    Bridal Show at the Olmsted
    Meet a variety of the best wedding professionals in this area all in one afternoon. There will be food tastings by cake bakers, a chocolate fountain and caterers in attendance. One lucky bride and groom will win a $500 cash coupon that can used with any of wedding professionals in this bridal show.
    When: November 1, 12 - 3 p.m.
    Where: The Olmsted, 3701 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY 40206
    Cost: Free for registered brides and grooms, $5 for all other guests
     
     
    Louisville is Love
    The Islamic Center has invited Louisville-area residents to participate in an early Thanksgiving luncheon on Sunday at the center on River Rd. It's a totally free event, open to all. The center is providing food catered by Chef Jarfi Guests are welcome to bring desserts or fruit platters if they would like to contribute to the meal. Parking is limited. 
    When: November 1, 1 - 3 p.m.
    Where: Islamic Cultural Center of Louisville, 4007 River Rd, Louisville, KY 40207
    Cost: Free!
     
     
    Day of the Dead Celebration
    Day of the Dead celebrations are a deep rooted part of Nola tradition. Come honor your loved ones the way they wanted you to, with good friends, great food, energizing live music and much more!
    When: November 1, 5 - 10 p.m.
    Where: Roux, 1325 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40204
    Cost: Free!
     
     
    Modern Cult Records Grand Re-Opening Show
    This weekend, attend the Modern Cult Records grand re-opening show. Doors open for record enthusiasts at noon, free show at 7 with: American Lesions, Golden Dead, Killer Moon and Heat Machine.
    When: November 1, 12 - 9 p.m.
    Where: Modern Cult Records, 1036 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40204
    Cost: Free!
     
     
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