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    It's A Party Day at the Kentucky Derby Museum

    Join the Kentucky Derby Museum on April 11th as we celebrate our 30th anniversary with fun for the whole family! We’re rolling back our admission prices to just $2.50, equaling what it cost when the doors first opened in 1985. Enjoy a special Woodford Reserve bourbon tasting, Derby hat making for the kids, and a presentation and poster signing by 2015 official Kentucky Derby artist Kimberly Santini. In addition, “Stars of the Stands,” the Museum’s newest temporary exhibit dedicated to celebrities attending the Kentucky Derby, will be available for the first time. Come spend the day with us and help celebrate this special occasion! To learn more about “It’s a Party” day and other April events, visit

    April 11, 8 – 5 p.m.
    The Kentucky Derby Museum
    704 Central Ave
    Louisville, KY 40208
    Treyton Oak Towers Coffee Classics: Tchaikovsky’s “Pathétique” 
    The Louisville Orchestra and Music Director Emeritus Jorge Mester will present Tchaikovsky’s final symphony “Pathétique” at Kentucky Center’s Whitney Hall. With him, Mester brings a pianist internationally known for his Prokofiev interpretations, Robert Thies. Thies will perform one of Prokofiev’s most intricate pieces, “Piano Concerto No. 3.” The program also includes Hector Berlioz’s lively “Roman Carnival.”
    April 9, 10:30 a.m.
    Kentucky Center, Whitney Hall
    501 West Main Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    $15 - $75

    Hats Off for Hosparus at Margaret’s Consignment 
    This free event will include wine and hors d'oeuvres, music by a local harpist, as well as a silent auction of new and gently used Derby hats, fascinators, jewelry and accessories - many of them have been donated or made by local celebrities, such as Madeline Abramson, Susan Sweeney Crum, Janelle MacDonald, Patti Swope, Katie Bauer, Connie Leonard, Tabnie Dozier, Kelsey Starks, Kelly K, and Kristin Walls. All proceeds from the auction will benefit Hosparus of Louisville.
    April 9, 5 – 7 p.m.
    Margaret's Consignment
    2700 Frankfort Avenue
    Louisville, KY 40206

    Shakespeare On Stage Film Series: “King John”
    For Kentucky Shakespeare's “Shakespeare on Stage Film Series”.  We are partnering with Baxter Avenue Theatre to present 5 recent Shakespeare stage performances on film.  Bring your KY Shakespeare poster for $5 off and a complimentary bottle of water.
    April 9, 7 – 9 p.m.
    Baxter Avenue Theatre
    1250 Bardstown Road
    Louisville, KY 40204
    Bring KY Shakespeare poster for $5 off and a complimentary bottle of water!
    Across the Board Derby-themed Art Show Opening & Wine Reception
    In honor of Kentucky Derby 141, Gallery at the Brown will debut its newest exhibit “Across the Board” featuring Derby-inspired pieces by local artists Michael Alexander, Jaime Corum, Andre Foreman, Victor Montoya-Blanco and Pamela Stockard. The show will open April 10 with an artist meet and greet and wine reception from 6 to 9 p.m. and will run through June 30. Both the reception and show are free and open to the public.
    April 10, 6 – 9 p.m.
    Gallery at The Brown
    335 W Broadway
    Louisville, KY 40202

    Horseshoe Foundation Presents Night of the Future Stars
    The Derby Festival’s roundball activities kick off with Derby Festival Night of the Future Stars. The event is held every year on the night before the Derby Festival Basketball Classic. Admission is free with a ticket to the Classic. Some of the event’s most exciting moments have come during the Slam Dunk, 2-on-2 contests and the 3-point Shootout. The competition also features an autograph-signing session immediately following the event. Players such as Jamal Mashburn, Moses Malone, Derek Anderson, Rex Chapman, Dominique Wilkins, Pervis Ellison, Isiah Thomas, Darrell Griffith and Dajuan Wagner have starred in the Classic.
    April 10, 7 – 10 p.m.
    New Albany High School
    1020 Vincennes Street
    New Albany, IN 47150
    Free with a ticket to the Classic

    Four Shillings Short: Celtic, Folk & World Music
    The Celtic/Folk/World music duo Four Shillings Short are coming to town. Don't miss your chance to see this one-of-a-kind musical event. Four Shillings Short, the husband/wife duo of Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland and Christy Martin from California, perform Traditional and Original music from the Celtic lands, Medieval & Renaissance Europe, India and the Americas on a fantastic array of instruments (over 30) including Hammered & Mountain Dulcimer, Mandolin, Mandola, Bouzouki, Tinwhistles, Recorders, Medieval and Renaissance Woodwinds, North Indian Sitar, Charango, Bowed Psaltery, Banjo, Bodhran, Guitar, Percussion, vocals and even a Krumhorn.
    April 10, 7 – 9 p.m.
    Hewn from the Mountain Music Cafe
    5801 Veterans Memorial Parkway
    Crestwood, KY 40014
    Free. Donations appreciated!

    Bats Baseball Friday Night Fireworks
    Friday night fireworks by the Louisville Bats.  Show begins right after the game. Check Bats Game Schedule for Fireworks Time
    April 10
    Purple Upland Meadow
    River Road
    Louisville, KY 40202
    Cured & Crafted at Copper & Kings
    Copper & Kings American Brandy Co. will host Cured & Crafted, an outdoor artisan market on April 11. Local and regional purveyors of country ham, cheese, chocolate and more will sample their products at this free event held in the courtyard of the modern distillery, located at 1121 E. Washington St. in Butchertown. The community-minded and family-friendly event celebrates uncommon goods to introduce locals to exceptional food and beverage craftspersons. Check the Facebook event for a list of participants, including Comfy Cow, Butchertown Grocery, and Blue Dog Bakery & Café.
    April 11, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Copper & Kings
    1121 E. Washington Street
    Louisville, KY 40206

    French Quarter Festival at Roux
    Come celebrate with Roux as we honor the tradition of New Orleans' French Quarter Festival. We will have live music, local artists displaying their crafts, food stations, beignets being fried up to order, drinks, beads, drinks, beads and more drinks and beads!!
    April 11, 12 – 4 p.m.
    Roux Louisville
    1325 Bardstown Road
    Louisville, KY 40204
    Gonzofest 2015
    2015 marks the 5th year of GonzoFest Louisville- and it will be weirder than ever! There will be live music from Vessel, GRAFFITI the band, 1200, Twin Limb, Thirty Spokes, Them's Live, Small Time Napoleon. There will be spoken word and poetry readings, a Gonzo art and literary contest, the unveiling of drawings for the Hunter S. Thompson statue, live art, craft vendors, and food by The Monkey's Uncle Grill feat. Lil Cheezers! This year attendees can watch the premiere of GonzoFest Louisville's 2014 full-length documentary, engage with the squallis Puppeteers, take pictures at a Gonzo photo booth from Yelp Louisville and purchase GonzoFest Louisville 2015 merchandise!
    April 11, 2 - 11 p.m.
    Big Four Lawn
    Waterfront Park
    Louisville, KY 40206

    Hops, Shops, & Pops at Point Blank Brewing Company
    Shop Locally and Sample a Wide Selection of Craft Beer while you enjoy Corydon's 1st Annual Craft Beer Walk. Sample from 20 different breweries, shop downtown Corydon's unique variety of businesses, and listen to great live entertainment.
    April 11, 2 – 8 p.m.
    Point Blank Brewing Company
    105 E. Beaver St.
    Corydon, IN 47112

    Pearls for the Paws Benefit Bash
    Pearls for the Paws will be hosted by Great Day Live’s Angie Fenton and will feature live music by The Monarchs, complete with dinner and dancing!  The event will also include a collection of high-end live and silent auction items for the bidding, as well as fun games, chances and prizes. 
    April 11, 6 – 11 p.m.
    Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center
    1860 Mellwood Ave.
    Louisville, KY
    April 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. 
    April 11 and 12, 10 – 6 p.m.
    The Flea Off Market
    1007 E Jefferson St.
    Louisville, KY 40202

    Historic Bardstown Antique Show
    This is the 47th year for the annual Bardstown Antique Show, a gathering of quality dealers from multiple states, offering an eclectic array of antiques at reasonable prices.
    April 12, 11 – 4 p.m.
    Nelson County High School
    1070 Bloomfield Rd.
    Bardstown, KY 40004-9793
    $6 general admission
    Whitehall Bridal Show
    Now in its 21st year, the Whitehall Bridal Show is the perfect opportunity to peruse Louisville's premier wedding vendors, featuring caterers, florists, DJs, planners, photographers and many more. Guests will enjoy booths throughout the first floor of the historic mansion, as well as under a tent on the garden terrace. Brides receive complimentary admission; guest tickets are $10/each. Pre-registration begins March 1 at One lucky couple will win a $500 coupon (which can be used like cash) to the vendors of the bridal show. Must be present to win!
    April 12, 12:30 – 4 p.m.
    3110 Lexington Road
    Louisville, KY 40206
    $10/guests. Free valet parking. 

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