Calendar of Events

, 2016 DEMI LOVATO & NICK JONAS "FUTURE NOW: THE TOUR"

Multi-platinum selling music artists, Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas, invite you to experience FUTURE NOW: THE TOUR. The North American tour, produced by Live Nation, will kick off in June and include a stop in Louisville, KY on Friday, July 29 at KFC Yum! Center. The two influential entertainers join forces for what will be one of the year’s most anticipated summer music events. FUTURE NOW: THE TOUR will visit over 40 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada including stops in New York City, Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal, Chicago, Las Vegas, Vancouver and more.

3rd Annual bourbon mixer

On Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 6:30pm two of Louisville’s most spirited social groups, the Whisky Chicks and the Bourbon Brotherhood, will come together at the Gillespie, located at 421 W. Market Street, to host the 3rd Annual Bourbon Mixer, a fundraiser to benefit the Coalition for the Homeless. The evening will combine great Bourbon with upscale southern cuisine in a spirited atmosphere that will cater to both aficionados and novices. Each participating distillery will be sharing their passion for Kentucky’s native spirit along with samples chosen just for this evening. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on a wide variety of auction items, including one-of-a-kind Bourbon experiences and rare bottles of whisky. The event will also include music, an open bar with beer and wine, Bourbon tastings and heavy appetizers. Tickets are $125 and go on sale June 1st. Visit www.BourbonMixer.com for more information.

8th Annual Jane Austen Festival

The 8th Annual Jane Austen Festival will take place July 15, 16 & 17, 2016 at the beautiful 1790s Locust Grove. The festival celebrates British author Jane Austen (Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, etc) in a manner that emphasizes living in Jane Austen's world.  The theme for 2016 is Eat, Drink & Be Merry in Jane Austen's England.

Speakers on food and drink are planned, as well as music,  a village of vendors with dresses, bonnets, fabric, patterns, jewelry, and much more.  Each day a four-course tea is served by reservation.  Workshops, a Grand Ball, and entertainment such as a Duel Between Gentlemen, bare knuckle boxing, an archery demonstration and the crew of the H.M.S. Acasta will be encamped on the grounds and Lord Nelson will join us!

On Saturday an attempt to break the Guinness Book World Record number of people in Regency attire will be attempted.

The festival begins Friday at 6:00 p.m. with shopping and entertainment until 9:00 p.m. and runs through Saturday and Sunday 10:00-5:00 p.m.

Friday admission is $8 per person, Saturday & Sunday are $12 each day.

Online, advance reservation begins early June.  Tea, workshops and the Grand Ball sell-out before the event, so plan to register early at www.jasnalouisville.com

8th Annual Jane Austen Festival

The 8th Annual Jane Austen Festival will take place July 15, 16 & 17, 2016 at the beautiful 1790s Locust Grove. The festival celebrates British author Jane Austen (Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, etc) in a manner that emphasizes living in Jane Austen's world.  The theme for 2016 is Eat, Drink & Be Merry in Jane Austen's England.

Speakers on food and drink are planned, as well as music,  a village of vendors with dresses, bonnets, fabric, patterns, jewelry, and much more.  Each day a four-course tea is served by reservation.  Workshops, a Grand Ball, and entertainment such as a Duel Between Gentlemen, bare knuckle boxing, an archery demonstration and the crew of the H.M.S. Acasta will be encamped on the grounds and Lord Nelson will join us!

On Saturday an attempt to break the Guinness Book World Record number of people in Regency attire will be attempted.

The festival begins Friday at 6:00 p.m. with shopping and entertainment until 9:00 p.m. and runs through Saturday and Sunday 10:00-5:00 p.m.

Friday admission is $8 per person, Saturday & Sunday are $12 each day.

Online, advance reservation begins early June.  Tea, workshops and the Grand Ball sell-out before the event, so plan to register early at www.jasnalouisville.com

8th Annual Jane Austen Festival

The 8th Annual Jane Austen Festival will take place July 15, 16 & 17, 2016 at the beautiful 1790s Locust Grove. The festival celebrates British author Jane Austen (Pride & Prejudice, Sense & Sensibility, etc) in a manner that emphasizes living in Jane Austen's world.  The theme for 2016 is Eat, Drink & Be Merry in Jane Austen's England.

Speakers on food and drink are planned, as well as music,  a village of vendors with dresses, bonnets, fabric, patterns, jewelry, and much more.  Each day a four-course tea is served by reservation.  Workshops, a Grand Ball, and entertainment such as a Duel Between Gentlemen, bare knuckle boxing, an archery demonstration and the crew of the H.M.S. Acasta will be encamped on the grounds and Lord Nelson will join us!

On Saturday an attempt to break the Guinness Book World Record number of people in Regency attire will be attempted.

The festival begins Friday at 6:00 p.m. with shopping and entertainment until 9:00 p.m. and runs through Saturday and Sunday 10:00-5:00 p.m.

Friday admission is $8 per person, Saturday & Sunday are $12 each day.

Online, advance reservation begins early June.  Tea, workshops and the Grand Ball sell-out before the event, so plan to register early at www.jasnalouisville.com

A Tribute to Trees

A Tribute to TreesJune 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmCan you imagine picnicking at Bernheim in the heat of summer with no trees to offer shade? Bernheim is an Arboretum and a forest, both of which imply and abundance of trees. But what if the trees we know and love begin to disappear? In conjunction with the Morton Arboretum exhibit Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat, Bernheim has established a small collection of Kentucky trees that we should all be concerned about losing. Join Wren Smith to pay tribute to these trees, learn about some of the threats facing them, and the things each of us can do to protect them.Bernheim Members $10; Non-Members $12$5 per card weekend environmental fee for Non-Members still applies

Abbey Road on the River

The WAVE 3 News Abbey Road on the River, the world’s largest Beatles-inspired music festival, will be held at the Belvedere Festival Park and Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, KY over Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-30, 2016. The annual 5-day event brings together more than 20,000 fans and 50 world-class bands. This year, enjoy performances by The Zombies and Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals, presentations by Prudence Farrow and other special guests, a Beatles merchandise marketplace, live artist demonstrations and more. More information at www.arotr.com.

AMVETS Patriot Car, Bike, and Truck Show

This is our 9th Annual Car, Truck and Bike show! Bring out your vehicle and join in the fun. Early entry is $15 day of show is $20. Early entry will be entered into a special drawing during the event. There will also be door prizes for all entries. Along with goodie bags and Trophies to the top 3 in each division along with an overall winner. There will be a special guest giving out the awards to be announced at a later date. Judging starts at 12pm and Trophies will be given out at 5pm. The Boogie Shoes band will take the stage in the back hall at 6pm. So stick around for more fun. Food and games will be throughout the day and we do have vendor booths that we will be renting out for $25 which include tables if you need them.

Anatomy Academy: Women, Men & Bourbon

Anatomy Academy: Women, Men & Bourbon
Louisville Water Tower - Wednesday, June 15th 7pm to 9pm

When it comes to deciphering aromas, who “nose” best – men or women?  Find out at the Bourbon Women and Kentucky Distillers Association ANATOMY ACADEMY.

This special event will bring together the area’s best male and female bartenders and chefs to create memorable cocktails and small plates for an epic Bourbon battle of the sexes, plus a blind tasting of specialty Bourbons and American Whiskeys from Heaven Hill Distillery.

The Anatomy Academy will put tongues to the test in a blind tasting to identify more than a dozen Bourbon & Whiskey-related flavors to see whether men or women have the sharper palate. Attendees at the Anatomy Academy will also choose a favorite cocktail, and Bourbon Women will announce the winners chosen by the women and the men.  Our winning cocktail mixologists will receive the coveted “BW Mixologist Award”, presented by the KDA and Bourbon Women.

As a special bonus, Bourbon Women's president, Susan Reigler, will open some private selection bourbons she and sister BW board member Carla Carlton helped choose.


TICKETS - $75 without transportation / $100 with transportation




ARCA Racing Series Crosley 150

The ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards will make its 23rd appearance at Kentucky Speedway since the Inaugural year in 2000. See the drivers’ race to victory lane with a shot to win the praised Crosley Brands Jukebox. Be there to witness a name added to the list of ARCA winners at Kentucky including Ryan Newman, Frank Kimmel, Kyle Busch, and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.

Adult tickets start at just $29. Children 12 and under start at $15.

 

ARSENIC & OLD LACE

A riotous tale of two charming and lovable old ladies who dispense cheer to all, along with elderberry wine spiked with arsenic! One of the zaniest comedies of the American stage.  Ticket price includes dinner, show, tax, & parking.

ARSENIC & OLD LACE

A riotous tale of two charming and lovable old ladies who dispense cheer to all, along with elderberry wine spiked with arsenic! One of the zaniest comedies of the American stage.  Ticket price includes dinner, show, tax, & parking.

Art at the Old Capitol

A juried fine arts and crafts festival held in Historic Downtown Corydon, Indiana.  The show will feature 15 Indiana artists to be presented in and around the downtown Corydon businesses.  An art and craft fair will be located adjacent to Corydon’s historic town square featuring a wide selection of hand-crafted pieces.  Plein Air on the Square will consist of artists set up outdoors who will paint a finished piece over the course of the weekend during specified hours.

Arts & Culture Day

ACA hosts Arts & Culture Day on the Waterfront

The Arts & Cultural Attractions Council invites the community to experience hands-on arts and cultural activities for all ages for FREE at Waterfront Park.

ACA members from the Louisville Ballet and Louisville Orchestra to cultural attractions such as the Muhammad Ali Center, Frazier History Museum and the Kentucky Derby Museum will be on hand to offer prizes, art-making and performances.

The Food Truck Association will provide food and beverages and donate 15% of its proceeds to ACA. Louisville Water Company will provide water for a bottled water free event.

Back Porch Sessions at RYE

RYE's annual Back Porch Sessions celebrates it’s 5th year with another incredible summer of music, food, and libations! Thursday, May 19, kicks the summer off with a staggering lineup of Louisville talent that includes a rare Louisville performance from Adam & Sarah of Murder By Death (WATCH) along with Louisville’s everyman Justin Paul Lewis (WATCH) and the incredible indie enigma Cereal Glyphs (WATCH). Future Back Porch Sessions include Graffiti on June 16, Brenda on July 21, Quiet Hollers on August 18, and a very special headliner coming to Louisville for the finale on Saturday, September 24 in conjunction with NuLu Fest. To see the complete 2016 Back Porch Sessions lineup visit do502.com/rye-bps.

 

About Back Porch Sessions:

Presented by Larceny Bourbon and Powered by Do502, RYE's Back Porch Sessions is a FREE summer concert series intending to expose local artists and create a place for the community to gather around food and music. Happening every third Thursday, from May-September, Back Porch Sessions take place outdoors at Rye, located in the East Market District of Louisville, Kentucky. 2016 marks the fifth year for RYE's Back Porch Sessions. RYE's Back Porch Sessions are supported by Lunazul Tequila, Tito's Vodka, Rhinegeist, WFPK, Magbooth, MPerfect and Bluegrass Center for Autism.

 

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Ballet-O-Mane

Revelry is pleased to present Balletomane!

Balletomane is a group art show hosted by the Relevé Society, Louisville Ballet's junior board. Join us for an opening reception celebrating collaborations between Louisville Ballet dancers and local artists:

Ben Marcum
Shohei Katayama
Letitia Quesenberry
Tiffany Maloney
Anna May

Purchases of the artwork will support the Relevé Society's mission to promote Louisville Ballet to the next generation of ballet aficionados, a.k.a. Balletomanes!

This event is free and open to the public.

WHAT: Balletomane
WHEN: First Friday, June 3rd, 7-10pm
WHERE: 742 E. Market St.

Bards & Storytellers: Karen Karsh

Join us for an afternoon’s entertainment at Bards & Storytellers - our arts, music, and folklore series that explores the history and contribution of blind entertainers. Karen Karsh is a Colorado-based singer and songwriter who writes “about big moments and moments that just feel big.”  The event includes a performance and a Q&A with our folklorist.

For more info about Karen Karsh, visit her website at http://www.karenkarsh.com/

Admission is free, but registration is required. Call 502-899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org to register. Best for children ages 6 and up.

 

 

BEAUTY & THE BEAST

Be Our Guest! The award-winning film comes to life on the Derby Dinner stage in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale. Perfect for the entire family!  Ticket price includes dinner, show, tax, & parking.

BEAUTY & THE BEAST

Be Our Guest! The award-winning film comes to life on the Derby Dinner stage in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale. Perfect for the entire family!  Ticket price includes dinner, show, tax, & parking.

Bernheim Big Tree Hug Challenge

Bernheim Big Tree Hug ChallengeJune 4 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pmsprBreak16treeHugfillerBecome a part of history! Join us for the Bernheim Big Tree Hug Challenge, where we will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for people hugging trees at the same time at the same location. The attempt will require at least 1,201 tree huggers to break the record, but Bernheim wants to attract upwards of 3,000 people to not only break the record, but to hold that title for years to come.The Bernheim Big Tree Hug Challenge is hosted in conjunction with the traveling exhibit Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat on display at Bernheim through July 5.There is no cost to participate, but pre-registration is recommended. For more information about the Big Hug and to register or volunteer, click here.