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    Bourbon, BBQ & Bottle Signings at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience

    The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience is celebrating the arrival of spring by hosting a Bourbon, BBQ & Bottle Signings event in conjunction with the First Friday Hop on Fri., April 3. The festivities will take place in an open-house format include free tours of the artisanal distillery and visitor’s center, in addition to educational Bourbon tastings for guests of legal drinking age.
     
    Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Artisanal Distiller Charlie Downs and Heaven Hill Master Distiller Denny Potter will be available for bottle signings and photo opportunities with Hop guests. Michael Veach, author of Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey, will also be on hand signing copies of his book. Complimentary BBQ-themed appetizers will be provided by Jarfi’s Catering, in addition to a cash bar inside the basement Prohibition-era Speakeasy room, accessed only through a faux safe door in the wall. Each guest in attendance will also have an opportunity to win an assortment of door prizes, including various Bourbon-themed items, Evan Williams apparel and gift certificates to local restaurants, hotels and attractions. 

    April 3, 5 – 9 p.m.
    The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience
    528 West Main Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    www.evanwilliamsbourbonexperience.com
    502-272-2619
    Free!
     
     
     
    Derby Hat Sample Sale at the Kentucky Derby Museum
    Over 200 Derby hats will be available, with none priced over $75 and some as low as $29.99! The event will be held in the Museum's second floor Pollard Gallery, and the 2015 hat collection will also be available.
    April 2, 4 – 7 p.m.
    The Kentucky Derby Museum
    704 Central Ave
    Louisville, KY 40208
    www.facebook.com/events/1599432083609446/
    Free!

    Hawaiian Fish Nine-Course Dinner at Bistro 1860
    Chef Michael Crouch and Bistro 1860 are bringing ocean-fresh seafood to Louisville with a unique nine-course wine dinner featuring eight different types of fish hand-selected from renowned Honolulu Fish Company.
    April 2, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
    Bistro 1860
    1765 Mellwood Ave
    Louisville, KY 40206
    www.bistro1860.com
    618-1745
    $225 per person, plus tax and gratuity

    Jerry Seinfeld at the Louisville Palace
    No introduction needed, really. It's Jerry-freakin-Seinfeld.
    April 2, 7 – 11 p.m.
    Louisville Palace
    625 South 4th Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    583-4555
    Ticket prices vary!

    Axton Reading Series: Paul Griner at Ekstrom Library
    The English department’s creative writing program brings in distinguished writers through the Anne and William Axton Reading Series of free literary events. The readings and master classes are open to the public. Paul Griner, UofL English professor, novelist and short-story author, will read this weekend.
    April 2, 7:30-9:30 PM
    University of Louisville, Belknap Campus
    2301 South 3rd Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    louisville.edu/english/creative-writing/axton-reading-series
    Free!
     
     
     
    Teen Glow Party and Egg Hunt at the Portland Community Center
    Come out to the Molly Leonard Portland Community Center for glow in the dark egg hunt, candy, prizes, games, music, glow in the dark football and basketball toss.  For ages 10 - 17.
    April 3, 8 – 9 p.m.
    Portland Community Center
    640 North 27th Street
    Louisville, KY 40212
    louisvilleky.gov/events/teen-glow-party-and-egg-hunt
    $2

    Here Come The Mummies at Mercury Ballroom
    Here Come The Mummies is a funk band, best known for their live performances where band members are in full, head-to-toe mummy attire. There are rumored to be several Grammy awards among the members, but the identities of the band members are "under wraps."
    April 3, 8:30 – 11 p.m.
    Mercury Ballroom
    611 South 4th Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    concerts.livenation.com/event/16004E43CB6556E8
    583-4555
    $20

     
    First Friday Hop - Downtown Louisville
    The Republic Bank First Friday Hop is excited to announce its monthly Hop event, featuring downtown art galleries, retailers, and restaurants that will be open extended hours and offering specials/discounts and refreshments.
    March 6, 5 – 11 p.m.
    Downtown Louisville
    Louisville, KY 40202
    www.firstfridayhop.com
    502-376-5195
    Free!

     
    Free Music in the St. John NuLu Theatre
    Working with Idiots will hold a free concert during Trolley Hop in the St. John NuLu Theatre!
    April 3, 6 – 9 p.m.
    St. John NuLu Theatre
    629 East Market Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    www.facebook.com/pages/St-John-NuLu-Theatre/598098213658210?fref=ts
    Free!
     
     
     
     
     
    The 23rd Annual Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade
    This year's Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade, the 23rd held annually will run from Kennedy to Haldeman Avenue. Anyone who wants to participate in the Easter Parade should register in front of the St. Mark's Church, 2822 Frankfort Avenue by 11 a.m. on the day of the parade. Parade line-up is first come first serve.
    April 4, 11:45 – 1 p.m.
    Frankfort Avenue
    Louisville, KY
    www.louisville.com/content/23rd-annual-frankfort-avenue-easter-parade-will-be-saturday-april-4
    Free!
     
    Colgate Park Egg Hunt
    Join us at beautiful Colgate Park as children ages 1-12 hunt for thousands of eggs.  Don't be late, because the fun lasts just minutes.  Be sure to keep an eye out for one of our special prize eggs which can win you an awesome gift basket!  After all the eggs are found, kids will get the chance to visit and take pictures with the Easter Bunny. 
    April 4, 10 – 10:30 a.m.
    Colgate Park
    2000 Broadway St
    Clarksville, IN 47129
    www.clarksvilleparks.com/colgate-park.html
    Free!

    Adult Easter Egg Hunt at Renaissance by Design
    Adults in touch with their “inner child” only.   We get to have fun event sometimes too! Food is prepared and 90 eggs & giant Jelly Beans are stuffed with prizes, candy and second chances.  We have 25 door prizes plus and gold and silver egg to find.  Since the weather is so beautiful the hunt will be in both the garden and shop.
    April 4, 12 – 4 p.m.
    Renaissance by Design
    544 Baxter Avenue
    Louisville, KY
    renaissancebydesign.com/upcoming-events/#upcomingeventsboutique
    Free!
     
     
     
     
    Easter Sunday Buffet and Giant Easter Egg Hunt at Joe Huber Family Farm
    Visit us for our Traditional Easter Sunday Buffet! Kentuckiana’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt starts at 3pm located outside between Barn I & Barn II! The Easter Bunny will be here hopping around! 
    April 5, 11 – 6 p.m.
    Joe Huber Family Restaurant
    2421 Scottsville Road
    Starlight, IN 47106
    www.joehubers.com/events/easter-sunday-buffet-giant-easter-egg-hunt/
    923-5255
    Adults 12 years and older $19.99 plus tax, children ages 4-11 $9.99 plus tax, children ages 3 and under are free
     
    EGGstravaganza at the Louisville Zoo
    This is one EGGciting weekend. Bring your baskets for the Easter Egg Hunt. Eggs can be redeemed for a prize following the hunt. Also, visit with the Easter Bunny. Bring your camera!
    April 5, 10:15 – 2 p.m.
    The Louisville Zoo
    1100 Trevilian Way
    Louisville, KY 40213
    louisvillezoo.org/event/eggstravaganza/
    Admission prices vary!

    Easter Brunch at Crowne Plaza Louisville
    The Crowne Plaza Louisville is hosting a family-centered Easter Brunch that will delight people of all ages.  From a delicious meal to the Easter Bunny and Easter Egg Hunts on the hour, this is a celebration that will bring families and friends together. 
    April 5, 11 – 3 p.m.
    Crown Plaza Hotel
    830 Phillips Lane
    Louisville, KY 40209
    www.cplouisville.com/efeatures/default.asp
    (502) 367-2251
    Adult are $38, seniors over age 55 are $36, Children ages 6-12 are $16, and kids ages 5 and under are free.

    Easter Brunch at Brasserie Provence
    Brasserie Provence will offer a three course Easter brunch with options including tomato tart or moules marinieres; Croque Madame or coq au vin; and cheese plate or fig creme brulee.
    April 5, 11 – 3 p.m.
    Brasserie Provence
    150 N Hurstbourne Pkwy
    Louisville, KY 40222
    (502) 883-3153
    $32

     
    Local Author Limelight at McQuixote Books & Coffee
    McQuixote Books & Coffee is working with Kentuckiana Authors each month to highlight the talented writers from around our region. Join them for a relaxing Sunday afternoon for tea and meet author CM Michaels.
    April 5, 2 – 4 p.m.
    McQuixote Books & Coffee
    1512 Portland Avenue
    Louisville, KY 40203
    www.mcquixote.com/where-to-find-us/2015/4/5/local-author-limelight-cm-michaels
    530-9658
    Free!
     
     
     





     
     
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