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    Lyfe Jennings: My Funny Life Tour
    Join Lyfe Jennings as his My Funny Life Tour heads to the Mercury Ballroom in Louisville on September 24.
    When: September 24, 10:15-10:15 AM
    Where: Mercury Ballroom, 611 South 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202
    Website
    Cost: GA: $27.50
     
     
    La Femme Physique Gallery Reception (Benefiting Dare to Care)
    Please join Kevin Talley Photography for the "La Femme Physique" Gallery Reception at Seviche Restaurant. Chef Anthony Lamas will be offering award winning appetizers along with drink specials for all guests. $6 glasses of wine, $6 margaritas and $6 mojitos. A donation of $20 is encouraged and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Dare to Care Food Bank. We will also be accepting non-perishable food donations at the door. Please visit www.KevinTalleyPhoto.com or the link below for more information. Meet the amazing and talented women who helped me create this series.
    When: September 24, 6:30-9:30 PM
    Where: Seviche, A Latin Restaurant, 1538 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY 40205
    Website
    Cost: Free
     
     
    BEATS & EATS: FROM STREET TO SHINING STREET
    America is full of eclectic street food traditions, with unique regional dishes enjoyed across the country. This month, Decca’s underground cocktail den, The Cellar Lounge, debuts Chef Annie Pettry’s latest edition of “Beats & Eats,” showcasing her take on beloved specialties from throughout the U.S. of A. in “Street Foods of Our Nation.” 
    The Cellar Lounge’s late-night pop-up will celebrate America’s regional street foods, alongside beats of NYC Hip-Hop spun by DJ Ryan Rugger. In addition to the full bar menu, drink specials will include $2 Jell-O Shots, $2 Budweiser, and The Cellar Lounge’s infamous “Five Dolla Holla”—a shot of bourbon and a can of beer for $5.
    When: September 24, 11:00-1:30 AM
    Where: The Cellar Door Lounge at Decca, 812 E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40206
    Website
    Cost: Free entry. All specialty dishes from Chef Annie are offered a la carte for under $8, and served alongside a list of drink specials from The Cellar Lounge. Seating is on a first-come first-served basis.
     
     
    Heaven & Evan: Bourbon + Tasting Tour
    Having a well-rounded, palette-pleasing bourbon experience doesn’t have to take an entire day. Bourbon lovers can now sign up for Heaven & Evan, a unique exclusive tour and tasting experience organized by Mint Julep Tours. The experience transports you from downtown Louisville to nearby Bardstown and back in just five and a half hours, making it the perfect option for people looking to maximize their time.
    Heaven & Evan is limited to 23 guests per night, making it an intimate experience that any bourbon lover will not soon forget.
    When: September 25, 4:00-9:30 PM
    Where: The Galt House (pickup spot), 140 North 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202
    Website
    Cost: $175 per person
     
     
    Global Gourmet
    Hosted by Kentucky Refugee Ministries, the 16th Annual fundraising event will include a silent auction as well as art and hand-crafted work from local refugees; music by Muhamed Braco Skopljak, Zim Marim, Legna y Yoisel, Appalatin, and Danny Flanigan & Friends; drinks from Brown-Forman; food from Wiltshire Pantry and local ethnic restaurants.
    When: September 25, 6:30-11:30 PM
    Where: Mellwood Arts Center, Event Room #3
    Website
    Cost: $70 each; $600 for table sponsorship
     
     
    Rock the Rocks - With a Twist 2015
    You are invited to our 11th annual Rock the Rocks. This special evening is the Falls of the Ohio Foundation's annual fundraiser. This year the event will be at Kye's (500 Missouri Ave., Jeffersonville) with sneak previews of the new exhibit installation.
    When: September 25, 6:30-10:30 PM
    Where: Kye's (500 Missouri Ave., Jeffersonville)
    Website
    Cost: $75; $600 for a table
     
     
    Seluah, Chew, John The Band
    Psych-noir quartet Seluah perform songs from their new album, Phase III, out now on Karate Body Records. Trio Chew "produces agile and fuzz-laden psych jams that veer into deeply heady territories, including everything from prog and acid rock to funk and downbeat."
    When: September 25, 9:00-12:00 AM
    Where: The New Vintage, 2126 S. Preston St. , Louisville, KY 40217
    Website
    Cost: $5
     
     
     
    7th Annual Louisville Brewfest
    Help us celebrate independent beer and businesses! A number of local and regional brewers, restaurants and wineries will be offering food and drink from 4 - 10 p.m. Heaven Hill brands Larceny and Elijah Craig Small Batch will be providing the bourbon. 
    Beer (12oz) or Wine (4-5oz) is 4 tickets each (samples are 1 ticket each), Bourbon (sample size, 1/2 ounce) is 1 ticket, soft drinks are 2 tickets. Food and wine prices will vary. Stay hydrated - Louisville Pure Tap is readily available! Louisville Water Company will have reusable water bottles for sale ($2), or bring your own and fill up for free. 
    Designated Drivers get free admission. Attendees must be 21 or older to enjoy the beer, wine and bourbon.
    When: September 25, 2015: 4 - 10 p.m.
    Where: Louisville Slugger Field
    Website
    Cost: $5 (includes souvenir cup): Drink/Food tickets $1 each
     
     
    Brewfest After Party
    Get free admission to the Haymarket Whiskey Bar (one block from Slugger Field) with your Brewfest wristband. Local favorites Squeezebot will be on the stage and Midnight Hour Sound System will be spinning in the front room. VIPS and Volunteers get $1 off drink specials, and event partner Heaven Hill will have something special!
    When: September 25, 10:00-10:00 PM
    Where: Haymarket Whiskey Bar, 331 E Market St, Louisville, KY 40202
    Website
    Cost: Free for Brewfest attendees
     
     
    Bark in the Park
    Bark in the Park is a celebration of all things canine.  Each September, The Animal Care Society welcomes the general public to one of Metro Louisville’s most popular green spaces – Seneca Park. Participate in the 5K, hang out with your dog(s) by the kiddie pools, munch on pizza and hot dogs, participate in fun contests, learn about rescue organizations and animal-friendly businesses nearby, and and meet tons of amazing animal lovers right here in Louisville!
    When: September 26, 7:00-1:30 PM
    Where: Seneca Park
    Website
    Cost: Free
     
     
    Grooming Safety at Bark In The Park
    While at Bark in the Park on Saturday, September 26, 2015 be sure to learn about grooming safety.  While some groomers are registered or certified by a grooming school or a professional association, no government agency regulates or licenses pet groomers in the U.S. 
    “My mission is to make people aware of the risks associated with pet grooming, as my 5-year-old poodle Duke died while being groomed at a veterinary clinic in Louisville,” says Lisa Shields, who will be handing out Pet Grooming Safety brochures at Bark in the Park.  “I urge you to protect your pet by asking questions and researching the groomer to whom you entrust your pet.  Duke was dearly loved and will always be missed.”
    When: September 26, 2015: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Where: Seneca Park
    Website & Blog
    Cost: Free
     
     
    Louisville Irish Fest
    Join us this September 26 and 27, 2015 for another wonderful weekend celebrating the Irish in all of us! The festival will include live music, historical talks, a golf scramble and much more.
    When: September 26, 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Where: Bellarmine University, 2001 Newburg Road, Louisville, KY 40205
    Website
    Cost: $8 for adults; $5 for seniors and children age 6-12; Free for children under 6
     
     
    6th Annual Art in the Park
    Wonderful, 1-day art show in east Louisville. Spend the day shopping booths full of local artwork in a beautiful park setting. Enjoy live music, great food and free parking! Over 60 booths of local artisans selling everything from jewelry and paintings to hand-crafted wood items and pottery! 
    When: September 26, 10:00-5:00 PM
    Where: Brownsboro Park, 2960 Goose Creek Road, Louisville, KY 40241
    Website
    Cost: Free! If you are an artist and are interested in booth fees, they are $50
     
     
    Portland Art & Heritage Fair
    The Portland Art & Heritage Fair, presented by Portland Now Inc., is a free one-day festival featuring a juried art exhibit, trolley tours of historic Portland with stops along the way, children’s activities, craft booths, food trucks and music. The purpose of the Fair is to showcase the talents and rich cultural heritage of the historic Portland neighborhood and its residents.
    When: September 26, 10:00-6:00 PM
    Where: Portland Neighborhood, 1600 Portland Ave, Louisville, KY 40203
    Website
    Cost: Free
     
     
    NuLu Festival
    Food, Fun, Frolic! Don't miss out on the 7th annual NuLu Fest.
    We shut down the street for a good 'ole block party, featuring local food, craft beer, awesome vendors, and live music on the big stage.
    When: September 26, 11:00-11:00 PM
    Where: East Market St, Louisville, KY
    Website
    Cost: Free
     
     
    Ken-Ducky Derby - Harbor House
    Harbor House Ken-Ducky Derby is a family-friendly event and host of the fastest 30 minutes in duck racing history. Join us for food, live music, games, vendors, and see 25,000 rubber ducks race down the Ohio River. If your duck wins … you get a car!
    When: September 26, 12:15 - 5:00 PM
    Where: Festival Plaza & Wharf, Louisville, KY
    Website 
    Cost: Free
     
     
    11th Annual Komen Louisville Pink Tie Ball
    On Saturday, September 26th, Susan G. Komen Louisville will be celebrating its 11th Annual Pink Tie Ball at the Seelbach Hilton Hotel. Start time is 6:00 pm with signature cocktails and a silent auction, followed by dinner, a live auction and dancing to the Louisville Crashers.
    When: September 26, 6:00-12:00 AM
    Where: The Seelbach Hotel, 500 South Fourth Street, Louisville, KY 40202
    Website
    Cost: Tickets are $225, $150 for breast cancer survivors and $75 for Pink Untied After party
     
     
    Crystal Boots & Silver Spurs
    In 2015, we celebrate our sixth annual Crystal Boots & Silver Spurs Gala on Saturday, September 26th, 2015. The Gala takes place at the home of Jeannie and Victor Unruh in Floyds Knobs, Indiana. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres start at 5:30pm followed by dinner and a program. This event raises awareness and necessary funds for the Kentucky &Southeast Indiana chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society. Over a million dollars has been raised by the Crystal Boots & Silver Spurs event over the last five years directly supporting innovative research and continued support and education for individuals and their families affected by MS. It is our dream that a cure will be found during our lifetime.
    When: September 26, 5:30-11:30 PM
    Where: Private Residence, 2600 Old Hill Road, Floyds Knobs , IN 47119
    Website
    Cost: $300
     
     
    RYE BACK PORCH SESSIONS WITH 1200
    RYE's Back Porch Sessions is a FREE summer concert series intending to expose local artists and create a place for the community to gather around food and music. Happening every third Thursday, from May-September, Back Porch Sessions take place outdoors at Rye, located in the East Market District of Louisville, Kentucky. 2015 marks the fourth year for RYE’s Back Porch Sessions.
    When: September 26, 7:00-9:00 PM
    Where: Rye, 900 E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40204
    Website
    Cost: Free and open to all ages
     
     
    Louisville Orchestra presents Leonard Bernstein's Mass
    “Mass” seeks the meaning and relevance of faith in an increasingly secular and noisy world. Sometimes humorous, occasionally bawdy, and at times profoundly moving, Bernstein’s masterpiece, based on the Roman Catholic liturgy, includes passages sung in Latin with additional texts in English by Bernstein and Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz. An enormous piece, the work, scored for orchestra, two choruses, marching and rock bands, actors, and dancers, also features rock, blues, Broadway, and classical music.
    When: September 26, 8:00-8:00 PM
    Where: Whitney Hall at The Kentucky Center, 501 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
    Website
    Cost: $26 - $75
     
     
    "Sunday Supper" At Science Hill Inn
    Sunday Supper benefits Apron, Inc and will include a Comfort Style Supper and Cocktails in the Courtyard. Reservations are required.
    When: September 27, 4:45 - 7 PM
    Where: 525 Washington Street, Shelbyville, KY 40065
    Website
    Cost: $60
     
     
    Family Adventure Day
    Bring the kids to Churchill Downs for a day of racing and family activities such as pony rides, inflatables, petting zoo, stick horse races, face painting, and more on Sunday, September 27th and Sunday, November 8th. Tickets are just $8 when purchased online in advance or $10 at the gate on the event date. $1 of every Family Adventure ticket is donated to Kosair Children’s Hospital.
    When: September 27, 12:00 AM 
    Where: Bellarmine University, 2001 Newburg Road, Louisville, KY 40205
    Website
    Cost: $8 online; $10 gate
     
     
    Kidney Walk
    The Kidney Walk is a fun, inspiring non-competitive fundraiser that calls attention to the prevention of kidney disease and the need for organ donation. In 2014, over 1,000 patients, family members, organ recipients and donors, co-workers, and friends came out to walk for a great cause and to support local NKF programs and services.
    When: September 27, 1:00-3:00 PM
    Where: South Great Lawn
    Website
    Cost:  $100; Free admission
     
     
     
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