The Brew Mile at Four Pegs Beer Lounge
Join the Alley Theater in a one-mile walk/run through Germantown. Part of the Bluemile's Brewmile, this race focuses on having fun while exercising. Registration starts at 6 p.m. (or online now at bluemile.com), and the race begins at 6:30 pm. The one-mile race starts and ends at Four Pegs Beer Lounge. All proceeds benefit the local nonprofit Alley Theater.
June 28, 6–11 p.m.
Four Pegs Beer Lounge
1053 Goss Ave.
$5 registration feed, includes a drink
Randall Bramblett with Tommy Talton at Uncle Slayton's
Randall Bramblett has kept great company over the years. From his early career with Capricorn Records (Cowboy, Gregg Allman, Sea Level) to his more recent tours with Widespread Panic, Traffic, Steve Winwood and most recently Bonnie Raitt, he has worked with the best in the business. The Meantime, his most recent release, presents a sultry blend of ambient folk, jazz, traditional piano and seductive vocals, the music romantic and mesmerizing in the vein of Norah Jones or The Blue Nile. 21+ with ID.
June 28, 8–11 p.m.
1017 E. Broadway
Gallery at the Brown Hotel hosts painter Bill Fletcher's For the Love of Kentucky exhibit
Find a deeper admiration of the beauty that surrounds us at For the Love of Kentucky, a new Gallery at the Brown Hotel art show. An opening reception will feature the work of nationally recognized oil painter Bill Fletcher from 6 to 8 p.m. Fletcher began his career as a toxicologist but soon found his passion for art. Since taking up oil painting in 1996, he has gained a strong reputation for his landscapes as well as his work as a skilled teacher of the craft. Gallery at The Brown Hotel features local artists quarterly to bring awareness to Louisville’s visual arts scene. Located on the first floor of the hotel, Gallery at the Brown Hotel is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Through Aug. 3
The Brown Hotel
335 W. Broadway
"A Government on Wheels: Kentucky's Confederate Government" at the Filson Historical Society
When war between North and South erupted in April 1861, Kentucky as a whole hoped the conflict would be quickly resolved. Although a slave state, Kentuckians strongly believed in the sanctity of the Union. The commonwealth’s initial stand of neutrality was unrealistic. Summer elections to the state legislature clearly decided Kentucky for the Union. But tens of thousands of Kentuckians disagreed with that decision and either joined the Confederacy as soldiers or civilian refugees. Many Kentuckians stayed home but lent aid and moral support to the Confederate cause. A number of Kentucky politicians refused to accept Kentucky’s decision not to secede and formed a Confederate government. It was, as Confederate general Albert Sidney Johnston described it, a “government on wheels.” Reservations are suggested.
June 29, 12 p.m.
Filson Historical Society
1310 S. Third St.
David Gray at Iroquois Amphitheater
David Gray is not one to rest on his laurels; 12 million album sales, the bestselling album in Ireland ever with White Ladder, a BAFTA nomination for his soundtrack work on Amma Assante's 2004 film A Way Of Life, two Ivor Novellos, a Q award, two Brit nominations and a Grammy nomination. Those laurels, in fact, might not be an actual pain in the arse, but they certainly make him fidget.
June 29, 8 p.m.
1080 Amphitheater Road
Riverfest Musical Festival at Shady Glen Club
Riverfest is a music festival that is sponsored by EDGE Outreach. It is located at the home of the Shady Glen Club, on the banks of the Ohio River. There's free parking and shuffle services to the entrance gate. Bring bag or lawn chairs, coolers, blankets. Food will be offered by Butchers Best of Prospect—the best in barbecue, grilled burgers and hot dogs.
Shady Glen Club
1504 Riverside Drive
$10 for a two-day pass in advance, $20 per day at the door, voluntary donation for under 8 years old
Dora and Diego at the Zoo
Nickelodeon's Dora the Explorer and her pal Diego will be at the Louisville Zoo. Help them find the mystery animal! They will be stopping at different stations to receive clues to find the mystery animal.
June 30–July 1, 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
1100 Trevilian Way
Included with admission
Downs After Dark at Churchill Downs
The biggest summer parties in Louisville return in earnest to Churchill Downs on Saturday night at 6 p.m. as the home of the Kentucky Derby welcomes back its wildly-popular nighttime racing series, “Downs After Dark." The well-attended nighttime programs, which offer the perfect blend of an upscale night on the town with the excitement of Thoroughbred racing, return with a twist. They have a new home on the calendar and the quality of racing has been elevated. The June 30 finale will showcase rising 2-year-old stars in the Grade III, $100,000 Bashford Manor.
June 30, 6 p.m.
700 Central Ave.
General admission to all Downs After Dark events is $10
'Rapunzel' at the Derby Dinner Playhouse
The magical fairy tale about the princess who is locked up in a tower will be at the Derby Dinner playhouse.
Through June 30
Derby Dinner Playhouse
525 Marriott Drive
'Billy Elliott' at the Kentucky Center
Based on the Academy Award-nominated 2000 film of the same title, Billy Elliot is the story of its namesake star, a young boy with an unlikely and extraordinary gift for ballet.
Through July 1
The Kentucky Center, Whitney Hall
501 W. Main St.
Tickets start at $22.75
Crescent Hill Art and Music Festival
The Crescent Hill Art and Music Festival is a component of the Crescent Hill Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration, now in its 29th year. There's a free Trolley to the event and several music stages.
July 1, 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
103 S. Peterson Ave.
'Chicago' at Iroquois Amphitheater
The Broadway musical comes to Louisville! Became well-know after it was made into the 2002 movie starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renee Zellweger.
July 1, 7:30 p.m.
1080 Amphitheater Road
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