It’s time again to eat, drink, and be social! Join us at our New2Lou 2nd Wed Social tonight at the Kentucky Center. Thanks to our partner the Kentucky Center and sponsors Louisville Downtown Partnership, Kentucky Opera and Mercury Ballroom, we’ll be giving away the some sweet prizes! Drawing will take place at 7 pm and winner will be randomly selected from the sign-in sheet. So make sure you check in with us when you arrive!
What else is on the radar this week? You mean besides our 2nd Wed social? Bourbon, Beer, and Boats! We’ve handpicked the best of the best events this week just for you, who are New2Lou. Looking for more events around town? Check out the local calendars on our events page and give us a follow on Facebook and Twitter, you’ll be glad you did.
Wednesday (9/10) New2Lou 2nd Wed Social - It’s time again to mix and mingle with the coolest new folks in town. This month we’ll be at the Kentucky Center, home to many of the city’s major arts organizations. Never been to the Kentucky Center? We’re here to help. We’ll introduce you to cool new people and cool new people. RSVP now!
Now through September 20 502 Lunch Week - 502 Lunch Week kicks off this week and runs through September 20th. Diners pay just $10 or $15 for a 2-course meal which includes a beverage. Now that’s a sweet deal! Participating restaurants are listed on the website. So who wants to grab lunch this week?
Thursday (9/11) Louisville Bucket List - We’re teaming up with Yelp Louisville to bring you the Louisville Bucket List, Derby City dos for those new and old 2 Lou. Next on the List: Bourbon 101 at Evan Williams Bourbon Experience. A must for any resident in bourbon county. Event is free and open to the public. RSVP on the Yelp page.
Friday (9/12) Fifth Third Bank’s Dracula - kick off the Halloween season early by catching Dracula opening night at Actors Theatre! The show runs through October 31st and tickets start at $45. Season passes are available and the season is just kicking off with a ton of great shows. Passes are 50% off for patrons age 35.
Friday (9/12) - Sunday (9/21) Louisville Craft Beer Week - Most folks think of bourbon when it comes to Kentucky, but our beer scene is gaining some serious street cred. Enjoy a full five days of anything and everything beer! Full lineup of events on the website. Cheers!
Saturday (9/13) Highland Fest - free local street festival with live music, art, and craft vendors from 1 pm - 11 pm on the 900 Block of Baxter Ave. An annual tradition celebrating 10 years this year! Kids of all ages welcome with a little something for everyone from inflatable obstacle course to beer gardens!
Saturday (9/13) Louisville Dragon Boat Festival - Louisville’s 1st Annual Dragon Boat Race is this Saturday at Waterfront Park! New2 Dragon Boat Racing? No worries! Training is provided to all registered teams. You can register as a team or as an individual. Or simply head down to the park and watch on the action from the land.
Sunday (9/14) Chicago - CenterStage at the JCC presents the Broadway hit musical Chicago, a scandalous story of murder, greed, and corruption. There are two shows on Sunday, 2 pm and 7 pm. Show runs now through September 20th. Call 502-238-2709 or visit www.CenterStageJCC.org to reserve tickets.
On the Radar
Tuesday (9/16) Social Distortion - You definitely don’t want to miss this show. Social Distortion, The Whigs, AND Jonny Two Bagswith. All at the Mercury Ballroom. Doors open at 8 pm, show starts at 9 pm. Tickets are still available. And lucky you, we’ll be giving away a pair of tix at our social on Wednesday at the Kentucky Center!
Friday (9/19) - Sunday (9/21) Startup Weekend - Ready to test your entrepreneurial skills, pitch your idea, and team up with other creative folks in Louisville? Mark your calendar and grab your ticket for Startup Weekend Louisville! Tickets start at $49 and scholarships are available for female designers and engineers, go girl power!
Saturday (9/27) NuLu Festival - NuLu is closing down 2 blocks of East Market for a big ‘ole block party! Local food, craft beer, awesome vendors (like us!) and live music on the big stage. And Mini Maker Faire is joining the party too, so you’ll get to see some seriously cool stuff! And we’ll have a booth, so stop by and say hi!
September 30- October 3 IdeaFestival - Mark your calendars for Idea Festival, a 3-day event at the Kentucky Center celebrating innovation, imagination and world-changing ideas. We went last year and it fueled our creativity long after the event, so totally worth it! And we’ve got a sweet deal for you: New2Lou ticket discount code PAY90.
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