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    Louisville's Festival of Film 2014 at Spalding University

    Louisville’s International Festival of Film (LIFF) is committed to screening artistic films not usually presented through commercial venues, giving indie filmmakers a place to showcase their work. Festival proceeds will be used by the Louisville Film Arts Institute (LFAI) to fund education/training of future filmmakers in Metro Louisville and the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
    October 9, 55 – 8:30 p.m.
    Spalding University
    845 South Third Street
    Louisville, KY 40203
    louisvillefilmfestival.org
    502-540-5324
    Starting at $5

     

    Jack O’Lantern Spectacular at Iroquois Park

    Here’s a Halloween event you’re definitely going to want to carve out some time for! For the second smashing year in a row, Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular is coming to Louisville! See over 5,000 intricately-carved pumpkins showcasing scenes from around the world along a musically choreographed 1,750 ft. trail at Iroquois Park. At nightfall, the trail transforms into an illuminated art show. It’s something to see, and seeing 5,000 Jack O’Lanterns all lit up in the park is guaranteed to light up the faces of your whole family. The trail opens nightly at 7 p.m. and this event is held rain or shine. The carved, lit pumpkins rotate on a weekly basis creating a different experience each week. Visit jackolanternlouisville.com for ticket information and more or follow #502pumpkins. Proceeds benefit the Louisville Metro Parks Foundation and this event is proudly sponsored by Thorntons and Papa John’s.

    October 9 – November 2
    Iroquois Park
    1080 Amphiteater Rd.
    Louisville, KY 401214
    www.jackolanternlouisville.com
    502-584-2121
    $15 Adults
    $13 Seniors, 62+
    $12 Children 3-12

    ReSurfaced: Louisville Ballet Open Studio
    The Louisville Ballet will have an open studio at ReSurfaced! Enjoy beer, wine and other beverages available for purchase, and food trucks will be serving great local eats from 11 – 2 p.m. and 4 – 11 p.m. Heiene Bros Baristas will be on hand for all your caffeinated beverage needs!

    October 9, 11 – 11 p.m.
    ReSurfaced Lot
    615 W Main Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    Free

     

    2nd Annual Butchertown Porktoberfest at Copper & Kings
    The 2nd Annual Porktoberfest will be held at Copper & Kings! This barbeque and pork inspired culinary competition will feature live music, local brew from Apocalypse Brewery, cocktails from Copper and Kings, and food samples from more than 15 of Louisville’s finest restaurants. (vegetarian options available.) Admission is free and proceeds from food and drink ticket sales benefit the Butchertown Neighborhood Association Inc.
    October 10, 5 -  10 p.m.
    Copper and Kings
    1111 East Washington Street
    Louisville, KY 40206
    butchertown.blogspot.com
    269-808-0088
    Free!

    19th Annual Garvin Gate Blues Festival
    This year’s Garvin Gate Blues Festival brings something for every blues lover out there. Last year the crowd saw a change in the venue with a new location for the stage allowing for even more people to attend. Now in its 19th year, the two-day event will be held at The Gate on Garvin Place at Oak Street in historic Old Louisville and attract more people than ever. “This year’s festival will feature the past, present and future of the blues. We will honor the people who began the fest in 1988 and the bands scheduled to play will represent the blues as it is today, how it has evolved since the fest’s onset and where the blues is headed said Mike Suttles, local resident and key stage organizer. Local bands including festival mainstays Da Mudcats Reunion with Susan O’Neil and The Tanita Gaines Band; and on Saturday there will be the Louisville Harmonica Blowout featuring Lamont Gillispie, Rick Cain, Denny Thornbury, and Andrea “Andy” Tanaro - backed by 100 Proof Blues. The Festival also showcases artists and craft vendors each night. A portion of this year’s proceeds will benefit The Council on Developmental Disabilities

    October 10 - 11, 6:30 – 11:15 p.m.
    Oak Street and Garvin Place
    500 W. Oak Street
    Louisville, KY 40203
    garvingatebluesfestival.com/index.html
    502.445.4193
    Free!

    Susan G. Komen Louisville Race for the Cure 2014
    Susan G. Komen Louisville Race for the Cure is this Saturday, October 11, 2014 beginning at Louisville Slugger Field The bridge project inspired this year’s theme; “Together for Cures”. Participants will enjoy a scenic 5K course down River Road, and the survivor celebration includes the cafe and Parade of Pink to kick off the beginning of the Race. This annual event brings all people together; all joining the fight to end breast cancers forever!
    October 11, 9 – 11 a.m.
    Louisville Slugger Field
    401 East Main Street
    Louisville, Kentucky 40202
    www.komenlouisville.org
    502-495-7824
    Registration Fee is $30

     
    Portland Art and Heritage Fair

    Explore a juried Art Exhibit in the historic U S Marine Hospital , enjoy Avenue River Theme displays at the Portland Museum (2308 Portland Ave.), and patronize Craft Vendors and KidSpace for Craftmaking by Good Garbage at the Tim Faulkner Gallery, (1512 Portland Ave.) There will be a photography Show at Nelligan Hall, (2010 Portland Ave.) Short Films at the Louisville Film Society, (1536 Lytle St.) and there will also be Art Cars, Food Trucks and Live Music! Trolleys sponsored by 5th District Councilperson Cheri Bryant-Hamilton will transport attendees between events. Learn more at: www.portlandartfair.com
    October 11, 10  - 6 p.m.
    Various Locations
    Portland, Louisville
    Louisvile, Kentucky 40212
    www.portlandartfair.com
    502-776-7007
    Free!

    Barks at Baxters Bar & Grill
    Bring your furry friends to Baxter's to play, drink, and raise money for My Dog Eats First! There will be a raffle with prizes donated by local pet vendors including Three Dog Bakery and Barkstown Road. Enter in either the agility competition or cornhole tournament to win even more! A percentage of all bar proceeds and proceeds from the games will benefit My Dog Eats First, a local nonprofit that provides food and veterinary care for the homeless pets of Louisville. Both a dog and family friendly event, please keep dogs on a leash.
    October 11, 12 -  6 p.m.
    Baxter's 942 Bar & Grill
    942 Baxter Ave.
    Louisville, Kentucky 40204
    www.facebook.com/events/477522199056816/?notif_t=plan_user_joined
    502-874-6327
    Free!

    Pig & Swig at Fourth Street Live!
    Pig & Swig is coming to Louisville! If your 3 favorite food groups include beer, bourbon and BBQ, you'll feel right at home on 4th Street Live. Indulge in live music and enough food and drink to fill you up for days! Featured vendors include: Kentucky BourbonQ, Moe-Licious BBQ, Boss Hog's BBQ, J Shepherd Cigars, Kremer's Smoke Shoppe, Atypical Man Barbecue, and Momma's Mustard, Pickles & BBQ.
    October 11, 2 – 6 p.m.
    4th Street Live!
    432 South 4th Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    www.4thstlive.com/events#event-726
    $30

    Junior League of Louisville’s American Girl Fashion Show 2014
    The Junior League of Louisville proudly presents the 2014 American Girl Fashion Show! The Show will be held on October 11 & 12, 2014 at Churchill Downs. Millionaires Row will be transformed into an unforgettable experience for guests where the true traditions of the American Girl Doll will come to life. Girls of all ages, their families and friends are invited to attend. We anticipate all shows to sell out, so do not miss this opportunity to make memories with the special girl in your life! General admission tickets are $40 and include admission and light fare. Please visit www.jllamericangirlfs.com for more information about tickets, the American Girl Fashion Show, and the Junior League of Louisville. We sincerely look forward to seeing you at the 2014 American Girl Fashion Show!
    October 1- - 12, 11 – 5 p.m.
    Churchill Downs
    700 Central Ave
    Louisville, Kentucky 40208
    www.jllamericangirlfs.com
    502-637-5415
    $40

    Kosair Charities Fall Fest 2014
    In celebration of our 91th anniversary, Kosair Charities is hosting a Fall Fest at our campus with music from every decade! From festival food, children's play area, live entertainment, and family fun, The Kosair Charities Fall Fest is an event not to miss!
    October 12, 11 – 10 p.m.
    Kosair Charities Campus
    982 Eastern Parkway
    Louisville, KY 40233
    502-637-7696
    Free!

    Cyclouvia in the Highlands
    Take a stroll, run, or ride down one of Louisville’s bustling urban corridors, not on the sidewalk, but right down the middle of the street. CycLOUvia is your opportunity to experience Louisville as you never have before, by walking, cycling, skateboarding, or dancing along infrastructure that is always there, but rarely prioritized for people.
    October 12, 2 -  6 p.m.
    Bardstown Road/Baxter Avenue
    1398 Bardstown Road
    Louisville, KY 40204

    cyclouvia.org
    Free!

    Outdoor Antiques and Uniques Market at Farmington Historical Home

    Come to the Farmington antiques and uniques outdoor marketplace with a very special “vintage village” this Sunday at Farmington Historic Home on Bardstown Road. Over 75 vendors will be set up selling their antiques, collectibles, primitives, repurposed, recycled, handmade and vintage items, as well as great vintage clothes, vinyl, old books, painted furniture, alpaca apparel and more. There will be live alpacas, food trucks, a beer garden, sangria, and pumpkin painting too! Join us and support Farmington! $5 a car load with free home tours all day.

    Sunday, October 12, 9 a.m – 4 p.m.

    The Farmington Historic Plantation

    3033 Bardstown Road

    Louisville, KY 40205

    www.facebook.com/RockCreekMarket

    $5 a carload with free home tours all day

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