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    Lawlapalooza 2013
    Lawlapalooza, the Louisville legal community's annual battle of the bands that benefits the Judge Ellen B. Ewing Fund, will be held Thursday, October 17, at 6 p.m. at Phoenix Hill Tavern (644 Baxter Ave.; 589-4957). Tickets will be available at the door. Eight bands are registered to battle and each includes at least one attorney, alumna/e or law student. Fans vote for their favorite band by throwing tips in their favorite band's tip jar. The winning band is the one with the most money in its tip jar at the end of the evening. All proceeds benefit the Judge Ellen B. Ewing Fund.

    October 17, 6:00-11:00 PM

    Phoenix Hill Tavern
    644 Baxter Avenue
    Louisville, KY 40204
    (502) 589-4957

    Join the Kentucky Science Center for exBEERiment, featuring local and eclectic beer tastings, the science of home brewing, and a night of camaraderie throughout the entire building. Learn about the different ingredients in beer, what makes it fizzy (or flat), the chemistry required to make your own brew, and the science behind cooking with beer! Must be 21 or older to attend.

    October 17, 6:00-10:00 PM

    Louisville Science Center
    727 W Main St
    Louisville, KY -
    (502) 561-6100
    $15 for non-members | $10 for members and business partners | $5 for designated drivers

    Moonshine Enthusiast Workshop
    Moonshine University at Distilled Spirits Epicenter will offer a full day Moonshine Enthusiast class that will explore the infamous spirit, from its history in the hills to its modern, legal incarnation. The hands-on workshop includes a cooking and fermentation demonstration, participation in the distilling process and a sensory evaluation. Throughout the day, attendees will learn about key terms used in making moonshine; the different types of stills; and the production process. Participants will not only enjoy a lesson on the history of moonshine culture, but will also get hands-on experience in the cooking/fermentation and distillation processes in the Grease Monkey Distillery. The nuances of corn shine, sugar shine and mixed grain liquors will be revealed through a sensory evaluation, and participants will also learn the difference between wild fermentation and pitched fermentation.

    October 18, 8:30-5:00 PM

    Moonshine University
    801 S. 8th St.
    Louisville, Kentucky 40203
    (502) 301-8126
    $395 includes continental breakfast and lunch

    Louisville Cardinals vs. Central Florida Knights
    Watch the Louisville Cardinals take on the Central Florida Knights.

    October 18, 1:00-4:00 PM

    Papa Johns Cardinal Stadium
    2800 S. Floyd St.
    Louisville, KY -
    Starting at $23

    Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular Louisville
    The Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular began in Oxford, Massachusetts in 1988. It’s entertainment for the entire family. The Louisville event, , will be held in Iroquois Park with 5,000 carved pumpkins lining a ¼-mile trail, illuminated at night as an “art show” daily from dusk to midnight during the week and 1 a.m. on the weekends. Proceeds benefit the Louisville Metro Parks Foundation & Kosair Charities.

    October 10-November 2

    Iroquois Park
    5216 New Cut Rd.,
    Louisville, Kentucky 40214


    Bernheim’s annual ColorFest has affordable family fun surrounded by fall’s spectacular beauty with great food, Kentucky crafts and more. Enjoy the crisp fall beauty and great nature-related activities for kids, refreshments, music and fun for all. You will find enlightening and entertaining hands-on nature activities, distinctive crafts by Kentucky artists, pumpkin painting, a hay maze and much more. Learn about bees, purple martins and other wildlife; relax and enjoy the striking colors of fall on a hayride – bring family and friends and create your own perfect day at ColorFest.

    October 19, 9:00-5:00 PM

    Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest, Visitor Center, Education Center, Silos, Art Barn
    2499 Clermont Rd
    Clermont, Kentucky 40110
    FREE event; $5 weekend environmental impact fee non-members

    Mayor's Fall Hike
    Families can enjoy the fall colors in Jefferson Memorial Forest at the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Hike and Outdoor Adventure. Participants can get a pumpkin, take a hay ride, and hike trails of various lengths through the Forest at the height of fall color. The ninth annual hike is part of the Mayor’s Healthy Hometown Movement, encouraging better health and wellness by highlighting opportunities for increased physical activity. The event is free to the public and the first 500 participants receive a T-shirt. Mayor Greg Fischer will kick off the event before the hiking and other activities. Activities include a children’s nature exploration area, Alpine Tower climbs, pumpkin decorating for the kids, hayrides, archery, and canoe and kayaking demonstrations. The Forest’s volunteer trail team and staff will lead hikes at various skill levels and introduce visitors to the native plant gardens, bird blind and animal exhibits.

    October 19, 10:00-2:00 PM

    Jefferson Memorial Forest
    12304 Holsclaw Hill Road
    Louisville, KY 40258

    Old Rip Van Winkle "Pappy & Co"Launch Party
    Fourth generation Van Winkle family is excited to launch "Pappy & Co" goods and apparel inspired by Old Rip Van Winkle bourbon, on Saturday, October 19th, 3:00 pm- 7 pm, at Foxhollow Farm in Crestwood, Kentucky. The Van Winkle legacy of bourbon has been a long and proud tradition in Kentucky. "Pappy & Co" goods and apparel are made with the same dedication to taste, quality and style that their great grandfather's original vision embodied. This event event includes hand-crafted bourbon Old Rip Van Winkle cocktails, barbeque from Bluegrass Brewing Company, cuisine from Wiltshire Pantry, La Palina Cigars brought by Riverside Cigar Shop, and the bluegrass sounds of Relic Bluegrass Band; plus, many local vendors.

    October 19, 3:00-7:00 PM

    Foxhollow Farm
    8905 Highway 329
    Crestwood, Kentucky 40014

    Doctors' Ball 2013
    Medical breakthroughs and outstanding patient care. Those are the hallmarks of medical practice in Kentuckiana, which has earned a world-class reputation for health care. The Doctors’ Ball celebrates these accomplishments, bestowing prestigious awards for excellence in leadership, innovation and service. Last year, nearly 750 of the most prominent individuals in Louisville gathered for this elegant dinner, dance and silent auction now in its 18th year.

    October 19, 6:30-12:00 AM

    Louisville Marriott downtown
    280 W. Market Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    $250 per person

    LGBT Film Festival
    The Louisville LGBT Film Festival features international, national, regional, and local films that either promote the awareness, acceptance, and appreciation of diversity within the LGBT community, or that showcase the talents of LGBT writers, producers, directors, and/or actors.

    October 19-20

    Village 8 Theatres
    4014 Dutchmans Lane
    Louisville KY 40207

    Choose Your Own Science Adventure (October 20)
    Choose Your Own Science Adventure Grades 6-8 One Sunday afternoon a month (see below for dates) | NEW TIME:1:00 - 4:00 p.m. This isn't your school's science club. We meet one Sunday afternoon a month and let participants drive the program. You pick books and articles, plan experiments, and lead discussions about relevant science topics. Past topics include zombies, science fiction, and robotics. Appropriate for students entering grades 6-8.

    October 20, 1:00-4:00 PM

    Louisville Science Center
    727 West Main Street
    Louisville, KY -
    (502) 561-6100
    FREE for Members, $2.00 per session for Non-Members.

    The Addams Family
    Your little girl has suddenly become a young woman, and what's worse, has fallen deliriously in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. Yes, Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has a “normal” boyfriend, and for parents Gomez and Morticia, this shocking development will turn the Addams house downside up. It’s a family portrait that’s completely off the wall.

    October 15-20

    The Kentucky Center
    501 W. Main St.
    Louisville, KY -


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