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'Wonder Women!' at the Muhammad Ali Center
The Muhammad Ali Center Metamorphosis Film Series, in partnership with ITVS Community Cinema, presents "Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines" by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s, to the blockbusters of today, "Wonder Women!" looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation. The film will be followed by a brief discussion and/or education activity.
March 28, 5:30 p.m.
Muhammad Ali Center
144 N. Sixth St.
Bourbon Series: 101 at the Silver Dollar
Join New2Lou in the private speakeasy-style space above the Silver Dollar, hip honky-tonk bar in a renovated fire station on historic Frankfort Avenue. The Hawthorne Beverage Group, leaders in the spirits consulting and marketing, will be there to provide you with the a ton of bourbon knowledge, history of bourbon and the distillery process, and great insider tips. Sounds amazing huh? And the best part is this is an interactive course, so that means you get to taste the bourbons, discuss among friends and decide which one is your favorite. All while socializing with the coolest new folks in town.
March 28, 6 p.m.
The Silver Dollar
1761 Frankfort Ave.
Macy's Spring Fashion Show at the Horseshoe Southern Indiana Showroom
For the trendy set, the Kentucky Derby Festival Spring Fashion Show is Kentuckiana’s premiere fashion showcase of the year. The Fashion Show features a runway of the latest in Derby and spring outfits and accessories by fashion brands and local boutiques. Some of the Festival’s Official Products will also be featured and Official 2013 Derby Festival merchandise will also be on sale. Cocktails start at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m.
March 28, 5:30 p.m.
Horseshoe Southern Indiana Showroom
11999 Casino Center Dr SE
Music Unwound with The Louisville Orchestra at the Kentucky Center
Conductor Jorge Mester and host Joseph Horowitz present
Copland: "Selections from Rodeo & Billy the Kid," Copland: "El Salon Mexico" and Revueltas: "Redes (The Wave)."
Kentucky Center, Whitney Hall
501 W. Main St.
Kentucky's Mr. and Miss Basketball Awards Ceremony at the Seelbach Hilton Hotel
The Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation along with Honorary Chairs Coach Winston Bennett, 1983 Mr. Basketball and UK alumnus, and his wife Peggy, will present the 2013 Awards. Many former Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball's will be attending, as well as business leaders and sports enthusiasts from across the state. Tickets include access to a VIP cocktail hour, dinner and entrance to the awards ceremony. Proceeds benefit the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation to help provide proper eye care to all Kentuckians.
March 29, 6 p.m.
Seelbach Hilton Hotel
500 S. 4th St.
800-232-5308 or 502-583-0564
Louisville writer James Markert to sign 'A White Wind Blew' at Carmichael's
Carmichael's welcomes James Markert for a signing of his new novel "A White Wind Blew." Previously published under the title "Requiem Rose," "A White Wind Blew," set in Louisville's Waverly Hills Sanitarium, is a compelling tale of hope in a time of despair, raising compelling questions about faith and confession, music and medicine, and the undying force of love.
March 29, 7 p.m.
2720 Frankfort Ave.
'Little Shop of Horrors' at the Derby Dinner Playhouse
A musical about a floral shop assistant who raises an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon his plant grows into an ill-tempered, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame in exchange for feeding his growing appetite. Featuring early 1960’s rock n’ roll, doo-wop, and Motown music.
Through March 30
Derby Dinner Playhouse
525 Marriott Dr.
21st Annual Easter Parade on Frankfort Avenue
The Easter Parade will travel from Stilz to Haldeman Avenue. It will feature the Shriners, Hwang’s Martial Arts, the Talking Police Car, the Mounted Sheriff’s Posse, antique cars and trucks, Wallie Moon's Bubble Truck, and an appearance by the Easter Bunny and tons of free candy. The "Good Ears" awards will be presented to the most creative float and the most outrageous Easter bonnet.
March 30, 11:45 a.m.
Leonard Cohen at the Louisville Palace
Leonard Cohen is a master songwriter, musician and poet whose stunning body of original work has touched the lives of millions. Citing W.B Yeats, Irving Layton and Walt Whitman as literary influences, Cohen first shot to the forefront of the music industry in the 60"s and has remained an inspirational talent and contributor to the industry since he first emerged. His albums "Songs of Leonard Cohen" (1967), "I"m Your Man" (1990) and "Dear Heather" (2004) are rightly considered classics along with the beautiful singles "Hallelujah" and "Suzanne." He has sold more than 20 million albums, worldwide and published 12 books. With a career spanning five decades, Leonard Cohen has been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame (2008) and the Songwriters Hall Of Fame (2010) and is a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient (2010).
March 30, 8 p.m.
625 S. 4th St.
Easter Beer Brunch at the Holy Grale
This special feast featuring some of favorite spring ingredients and Easter beers. The delicious menu below, created by Holy Grale chef, Joshua Lehman includes pork belly, red curry chicken and waffles, bacon egg and beer cheese, country ham, big eye tuna salad sandwiches, Nutella crepes, duck confit and braised rabbit.
March 31, 1-5 p.m.
1034 Bardstown Road
Easter Brunch at the Brown Hotel
Spend a delightful Easter Sunday with your friends and family at the Brown Hotel. The abundant brunch buffet at J. Graham’s Café has something for everyone including a build-your-own omelet station, hand-carved meats, spring-inspired salads, and all your favorite breakfast items. Seating is available at 11:30 and 11:45 a.m. and 1:15 and 1:30 p.m.
The Brown Hotel
335 W. Broadway
$36 per person for adults and $18 per person for children 4-12
Louisville Gothic / Louisville Dark Party at Diamond Pub and Billards
Spawned by the fertile L.A. alt metal scene, the band Orgy adds catchy melodic hooks to the familiar mix of crushingly loud riffs and electronic-tinged production. Formed in late 1997, Orgy consists of vocalist Jay Gordon, guitarist Ryan Shuck, guitar synthesist Amir Derakh, bassist Paige Haley, and drummer Bobby Hewitt.
Diamond Pub & Billards
630 Barret Ave.