So what’s on the radar this week? Craft Beer & Buy Local Fair! Looking for more great events around town? Visit our online event calendar at new2lou.do502.com and give us a follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Stick close to us and we’ll have you plugged into the community in no time.
Wednesday (5/16) Next Louisville: In Conversation - Join WFPL for a live interview with Sadiqa Reynolds, president and CEO of the Louisville Urban League, on the recent “State of Black Louisville” report, which details how African-Americans in Louisville are doing – in jobs, justice, education, health and housing. Next Louisville is a collaboration between 89.3 WFPL News and the Community Foundation of Louisville. Free and open to the public.
Thursday (5/17) Twilight Thursdays - The Kentucky Derby is over, but that doesn’t mean the excitement has to end. Churchill Downs is keeping the party going this week by kicking off their Thursday night racing! Tickets start at only $3. Enjoy live thoroughbred racing from 5:00 - 8:30 PM PLUS drink specials and food trucks. THIS is how we do happy hours in Kentucky.
Friday (5/18) Jessica Lang Dance - The recipient of a 2014 Bessie Award, Jessica Lang Dance makes its Kentucky Center debut with a repertoire rich with stunning movement, compelling visuals and beautiful cinematic composition that will leave you breathless. Don’t miss this breathtaking performance at the Brown Theatre this Friday night. Tickets start at $20. Show starts at 8:00 PM.
Saturday (5/19) Food Trucks & Craft Beer Festival - Food trucks and craft Beer? Yes please! Join the Louisville Food Truck Association this Saturday from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM at Big Four Bridge for a day filled with good food, local brew and music. Admission is $5 in advance, $10 day of festival. VIP is $20 and includes early admission and a swag bag.
Saturday (5/19) Sidecar - Join the Kentucky Opera this Saturday at Mercury Ballroom for the Second Annual Sidecar Concert, a Cabaret-style performance in an intimate speakeasy setting. Show starts at 8:00 PM. Tickets start at $30. New2Lou folks: Buy One Get One Free General Admission tickets, only $30 per couple! Use promo code BOGOFB or call Sandra Wu at 502-561-7934 to snag this sweet deal.
Sunday (5/20) 10th Annual Buy Local Fair - Help Keep Louisville Weird and celebrate all things local at the Annual Buy Local Fair this Sunday from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Over 200 local vendors, live entertainment, cooking competition, local craft beer, bourbon and brandy, and a rockin’ kids zone. Free and open to the public. Car parking $5, bicycles free.
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Tuesday (5/22) Joan Shelley - Cropped Out & 91.9 WFPK Independent Louisville proudly present Joan Shelley w/ special guests: Julia Purcell, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Nathan Salsburg, The Other Years & Daniel Martin Moore. Don’t miss this one-night-only performance on The Historic Belle of Louisville. Boarding time: 7:30 / Cruise: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Tickets: $24. Enter to win a pair at new2lou.do502.com.
Thursday (5/31) Drake White - Mark your calendars folks! Drake White, country music singer from Alabama, will performing live at Mercury Ballroom Thursday, May 31st! Doors open at 7:00 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm. Tickets start at $18. Want to win a pair? Enter for your chance to win at new2lou.do502.com. Good luck!