For the weekend of January 30-February 1
All of the entries in this calendar of events are subject to change. Always confirm the day/date/time and other details before making plans to attend. All phone numbers are local to Louisville (area code 502) unless specified.
Fat Friday Mardi Gras Style
Start: 01/30/2009 - 6:30 pm
End: 01/30/2009 - 10:30 pm
Location: Mellwood Arts Center
Address: Frankfort Avenue
Historic Frankfort Avenue will host a Mardi Gras themed F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop on Friday, January 30th from 6:00pm to 10:30pm. The highlight of the evening will be the Mardi Gras Ball, which will be held from 8:00pm to midnight at the Mellwood Art Center and sponsored by Margaret’s Consignment. The Ball will include Reva Deveraux as MC, dancing to the Cajun sounds of Crushed Velvet, a best mask contest, and door prizes including a trip for two to New Orleans. Admission to the Ball is only $3, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the United Crescent Hill Ministries.
Additional activities happening during the F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop on January 30th are:
-Kaviar Forge & Gallery, located at 1718 Frankfort Avenue, will host free fire-breathing performances by Aaron Morris at 7:00pm and 8:00pm, and a live, free forging demonstration by Craig Kaviar at 7:30pm. -Eyedia, located at1631 North Mellwood Avenue, will have a beading event (demonstration with hands on opportunity and free mardi gras beads for all), in cooperation with Katherine Autin from EYECANDY (a beading shop), from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. Refreshments will be served and Katherine will return on Saturday the 31st from 10:30am to noon to do more beading!
Many of the retail shops, galleries and restaurants along the Avenue will feature live entertainment, and food and drinks specials.
The F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop, on the last Friday of each month, provides FREE parking and transportation to participating shops, restaurants and galleries along the Frankfort, Mellwood and Story Avenue corridor. Transportation is provided by TARC.F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hops are sponsored by Anheuser-Busch, Maker’s Mark, Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards and the Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center, along with 30 local sponsoring businesses on Frankfort, Mellwood and Story Avenues. Transportation is provided by TARC. For more information about specific F.A.T. Friday events, the trolley schedule, and the participating businesses, please visit www.fatfridayhop.org .
Kentucky's Flea Market
Start: 01/30/2009 - 12:00 pm
End: 02/01/2009 - 5:00 pm
Location: KEC West Wing
Address: 937 Phillips Lane
Phone: (502) 456-2244
Price: Free & Open to the Public
The Kentucky Flea Market features more than 1,000 booths filled with arts, crafts, antiques and much more.
January 30, 12 p.m.-7p.m.
January 31, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
February 1, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Comedian Sheryl Underwood at The Improv Comedy Club
Start: 01/30/2009 - 8:00 pm
End: 01/31/2009 - 11:30 pm
Location: The Improv Comedy Club at 4th Street Live!
Address: 4th Street Live!
Sheryl Underwood. Comedian. TV Talk Show Host. Radio Personality. Motion Picture Actress. The multi-talented comic comes to Louisville' Improv for two nights of hilarious comedy!
Sheryl Underwoods down-to-earth approach, likable style, and ability to use humor to drive home her sometimes controversial point-of-view is what makes her one of the funniest and topical standup comics today. She first gained notoriety as the first female finalist in the Miller Lite Comedy Search in 1989. She won the BET "Funniest Female Comedian on Comic View" award in 1994 and the BET Comedy Awards' Platinum Mic Viewers Choice Award in 2005. Following her stand up success, Underwood to a number of minor acting roles including Bad Mouth Bessie in the 1998 film "I Got the Hook Up", and Catfish Rita in the 2005 film "Beauty Shop". Underwood was once the host of BET's "Comic View", and is a regular on-air radio personality on the nationally syndicated "Tom Joyner Morning Show".
Tickets are on sale now for Sheryl Underwood. January 30 at 8pm and 10pm and January 31 at 7pm, 9pm and 11:30pm. You won't want to miss her!
The Caper to Benefit the Family Place
Start: 01/31/2009 - After the Game (2:30p.m.)
End: 01/31/2009 - 5:30 pm
Location: KEC South Wing B Rooms 101-105
Address: 937 Phillips Lane
Phone: (502) 636-2801
This post-game benefit party and auction takes place after the University of Louisville/West Virginia basketball game in Freedom Hall and benefits The Family Place: A Child Abuse Treatment Agency. Attendees may bid in live and silent auctions and enjoy foods from a variety of local restaurants.
2009 Kentuckiana Fly Fishing Show
Start: 01/31/2009 - 9:00 am
End: 01/31/2009 - 5:00 pm
Location: Holiday Inn Airport Convention Center
Address: 2715 Fern Valley Road
Price: $6 for adults, free for children 12 and under, and free to active military
The one-day event will offer participants educational seminars, product and instructional demonstrations related to fly fishing, and fly fishing guides all in a setting that will entertain the young and old, the novice and seasoned angler. This year's vendor lineup features well known manufacturers including Temple Fork Outfitters, Shelbyville Rod Company, Cortland Lines, and Renzetti. In addition, Macauley Lord, the former head instructor for the LL Bean fly casting school will be joining us to lead several fly casting clinics throughout the day. The show will also feature many other nationally recognized fly tiers, authors, outfitters, manufacturers, and fly shops will also be on hand.
The Kentuckiana Fly Fishing Show is open to the public. Admission is $6.00 for adults, and free to active military and children 12 and under when accompanied by an adult.
15th Annual Whitehall Bridal Show
Start: 01/31/2009 - 11:00 am
End: 01/31/2009 - 4:00 pm
Location: Whitehall House & Gardens
Address: 3110 Lexington Road
Phone: (502) 897-2944
Now in its 15th year, the Whitehall Bridal Show is the perfect opportunity for every bride-to-be to peruse in elegant and intimate surroundings Louisville's premier wedding vendors, featuring caterers, florists, photographers and more! No reservations are required and admission is a $5 donation payable at the door.
This year's selection of vendors features the very best that Louisville has to offer, including: BAJ Catering, Beauty First, Carol Grisanti Weddings, Complete Music DJ & Video, Denny's Valet Parking Service, Farmington Historic Plantation, Highland Chamber Players, LeeluQ Jewelry Designs, Lighting His World Photography, Louisville Magazine, Marlow Laser Aesthetics, Memorable Celebrations, Mirabelle Gourmet Catering, Nanz & Kraft Florists, Perfect Wedding Guide, Plehn's Bakery, R & R Limousine, Reliable Rentals, S & K Menswear, Sophisticated Living Magazine, The Catering Company, Wiltshire Pantry, Your Wedding Dance and 21c Museum Hotel.
Whitehall's antebellum style and fairytale atmosphere offer an elegant step back in time with all the modern conveniences. Sophisticated, yet comfortable, Whitehall is the perfect venue for a beautiful Southern wedding.
Super Bowl Party @ Sully's Saloon
Start: 02/01/2009 - 11:00 am
End: 02/02/2009 - 4:00 am
Location: Sully's Saloon
Address: Fourth Street Live!
Every Sunday, you have cheered on your favorite NFL team at Sully's Saloon - now finish off the season the right way! $20 gets you all the Domestic Drafts you can drink and all the Wings and Fries you can eat! You can't get any better than that! All Cardinals (Arizona, that is) and Steelers fans are welcome... and anyone in between!
Angel's Rock Bar Super Bowl Sunday Event
Start: 02/01/2009 - 6:00 pm
End: 02/02/2009 - 12:00 am
Location: Angel's Rock Bar
Address: Fourth Street Live!
Spen Super Bowl Sunday with Angels Rock Bar! We're bringing in a huge projector screen and plus stadium seating! Call now to reserve a personal VIP booth with a Big Screen TV! $50 for up to 15 people, and includes two pitchers of beer and 50 wings. Call 502.762.8072 for reservations. Game day specials include $2 drafts, $10 buckets of Coors Light and 50-cent wings!
Sunday Afternoon Concertw/ John Gage
Start: 02/01/2009 - 6:00 pm
End: 02/01/2009 - 9:00 pm
Location: Upstairs @ The Zeppelin Cafe
Address: 1036 E. Burnett Ave.
Come out for a nice relaxing sunday afternoon with John Gage in one of the top music venues in town. Next sunday is Mickey Clark and the following sunday is Turley Richards.