Food, Friends, Festivals

Food, Friends, Festivals

What’s on the radar this week? Food, Friends & Festivals! We’ve handpicked the best events in Lou just for you, who are New2Lou. Looking for more great events around town? Check out our calendar at and don’t forget to give us a follow on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. Never again will you find yourself out of the social loop.

Wednesday (2/22) - Wednesday (3/8) 502 Restaurant Week - Foodies rejoice and 502 Restaurant week kicks off this week! There are lots of great restaurants participating this year! For not one, but two weeks restaurants will prepare a special 3-Course menu for $50.20 per couple or $50.20 per person, depending on the restaurant. 

Thursday (2/23) Humana Festival Kickoff Party - Join Actors Theatre for a unique celebration—featuring glimpses into the Festival productions, delicious fare from MilkWood, special ticket offers and your own red carpet moment! Come kickoff the 41st Humana Festival with much-deserved fanfare! Contact the Box Office at 502.584.1205 for tickets.

Friday (2/24) Human Abstract - Human Abstract is a co-production between Louisville Ballet and Louisville Visual Arts Association that will push the boundaries of how art can be created through collaboration. Feel the power of performing art through the visual arts. Show runs through Sunday (2/26) at the Kentucky Center. Tickets start at $35.

Saturday (2/25) 5th Annual Gravy Cup - The Gravy Cup is the #1 biscuit and gravy competition on the PLANET! Over 30 local professional chefs and weekend warriors will compete for the ultimate title of Gravy Champion! The Gravy Cup runs Saturday from 11 am - 2 pm at Mellwood Arts Center. Admission is $15 and proceeds benefit Boys and Girls Haven.

Sunday (2/26) Oscar Watch PartyThe Louisville Film Society is hosting their Annual Oscar Party Fundraiser at the Loft at Gillespie this Sunday at 7 pm. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvre, dessert stations, Hollywood-inspired libations, silent auction and door prizes! Tickets are $100 each and include a one-year LFS membership and $75 each for current LFS members.

On the Radar

Thursday (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 Tim Faulkner GalleryTickets are $30 in advance, $40 in the door. And lucky you, we have a pair just for you! Enter to win at Enter by 5 pm on Monday (2/27) for your chance to win. Good luck!

Wednesday (3/8) New2Lou 2nd Wed Social - Mark your calendars for our March 2nd Wednesday social at La Chasse, a brand new restaurant located in the heart of the Highlands. They’ll be serving up rustic wood-fired European cuisine, boutique wines and craft cocktails. We’ll be serving up cool new folks. FREE w/ RSVP.

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