Arcades, Art and Festivals!

What’s on the radar this week? Arcades, Art and Festivals! We’ve handpicked the best events just for you who are New2Lou. Looking for more great events around town? Check out our event calendar at And don’t forget to follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram; you’ll be glad you did!

Wednesday (3/2) Festival Unveiled - Be the first to see this year’s official Kentucky Derby poster and judge the best Four Roses Bourbon Juleps in town! Party starts at 5 pm at Mellwood Arts CenterTickets are $30 in advance, $35 in the door. Congrats to our lucky ticket winner Robert! Didn’t win? No worries, you can still pick up tix at the door. See you there!

Thursday (3/3) Mayor’s Music & Art Series - free monthly series showcasing local musicians, artists and performers at Mayor’s Gallery at historic Louisville Metro Hall.  This month will showcase local musicians Bridge 19. Event is free and open to the public. Bring your lunch and enjoy live music during your lunch hour.

Friday (3/4) - Sunday (3/6) Louisville Arcade Expo - Show off your sweet retro gaming skills this weekend at the Ramada Plaza Louisville.  Are you an Atari, Sega or Nintendo champion? Here’s your chance to shine! Tickets are $20 in advance for a 1 day pass, $45 for a weekend pass. At the door: $25 and $55.

Friday (3/4) 8th Annual Wild & Scenic Film FestivalWild & Scenic® Film Festival returns to the Clifton Center with another incredible selection of films to change your world.  The theme this year is “A Change of Course”. Tickets are $25 (includes reception, film festival and 1 year membership to Kentucky Waterways Alliance (KWA) ) and $15 for KWA members.

Saturday (3/5) - Sunday (3/6) Tulips & Juleps Art and Gift Market - The Junior League of Louisville invites you to a weekend of shopping, fashion, brunch and Juleps! The event kicks off with a Barre3 workout and continues with a Derby cocktail class, spring fashion show, great shopping, and more! Tickets: Daytime: $10. Fashion Show Drink Demo Brunch: $5 advance, $10 door. Juleps After Dark: $25, 2 for $40. Weekend pass: $35.

Saturday (3/6) The Speed Opening Gala - The Speed Art Museum is opening up again on March 12th after a huge $60-million dollar renovation and expansion. The Speed Opening Gala is their annual fundraiser and will be the first opportunity to see (and party) in the brand new Speed Art Museum. Dress is white or black tie. Tickets start at $250. Enter to win a pair at

Sunday (3/6) Metric with Joywave - Metric, a Canadian rock band, is heading south to Louisville with Joywave! Grab a friend and join the party at Mercury Ballroom this Saturday! Haven’t been to Mercury yet? You need to hit this place up! Seriously, it rocks! Show starts at 8 pm. Tickets are $35. And lucky you, we have a pair just for you! Enter to win at Good luck!

On the Radar

Wednesday (3/9) New2Lou March 2nd Wed Social - Kick-off your St Patrick’s Day celebrations a little early with us! Mix and mingle with Louisville’s coolest newbies while enjoying Irish music and drinks. Social is FREE w/ RSVP and open to the public, even if you are “Old2Lou” 😉 And don’t forget to dress to impress in your finest green gear.  The more the better 🍀

Friday (3/11) - Sunday (3/13) Startup Weekend Louisville - Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekend is the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup. Registration starts at $59. And New2Lou wants to sponsor You! Enter to win here:

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