FAIRS & FESTIVALS
Fifth Annual Buy Local Fair
Saturday, May 11 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The Water Tower
The fair will host a variety of local businesses, musicians, artist and craftspeople, chefs, community organizers and farmers.
Featured events include concerts, a cooking competition, a farmers market, an art and craft market, a craft beer tent and a children's area.
Last May, there were over 6,000 attendees.
18th Annual Gardeners' Fair and Silent Auction at Locust Grove
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
May 10, 11, & 12 from 10:00 am to 5:00 p.m.
561 Blankenbaker Lane
$6, or $3 for children age 6 to 12
This annual event offers visitors the chance to purchase flowers, herbs and plants along with a variety of tools, artistic and practical gardening accessories, wrought iron sculptures, water gardens and antique yard furniture among other delightful finds.
The silent auction, a fundraiser for Locust Grove, has scores of offerings from antiques, quilts and other handiwork to art, gardening accessories and valuable gift certificates.
Mothers' Day Brunch
Sunday, May 12
10:00 am, Noon, & 2:00 pm
Adults: $27.50, Children under 12: $12
Prepared by the Bristol restaurant.
One of the most popular events at the Gardeners' Fair is the Brunch. Because of its high popularity and limited space, paid reservations are required.
Reservations accepted at 502-897-9845.
For more information, 502-897-9845 or www.locustgrove.org
Art in the Park
Saturday, May 11 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. CDT
James D. Beville City Park, Leitchfield, Ky.
Artists from around the region will set up in the relaxing park setting with fine arts and fine crafts for sale.
Student art, children's art lessons, entertainment, food and fun will all be part the spring event.
The Flea Off Market
Saturday May 11th and Sunday May 12th from 10 a.m. 6 p.m.
The parking lot at Fresh Start, 1007 E Jefferson St.
The Flea Off Market is Louisville's prime spot to "buy local" and "keep it weird", offering members of our community the opportunity to come together, mix and mingle, buy, sell, and trade - all in a unique and festive atmosphere with local cuisine and beverages, live music, and entertainments for the whole family.
This month will feature well over 100 vendors offering a diverse mix of wares.
Local, hand-made items will include jewelry, clothing and accessories, homewares, candles, soaps, scented oils, and a variety of fine art and craft items.
Also featured will be farm-fresh goods, heirloom vegetable seeds, records, books, tools, antiques, curiosities, discounted camping gear, houseplants, and tons of cool used stuff.
CONCERTS & MUSIC
Il Divo: The Best of Il Divo
Friday, May 10, 2013 at 8 p.m.
Kentucky Center, Whitney Hall
Tickets start at $45.00
Formed in the UK in 2005 by music manager and reality TV star Simon Cowell, IL DIVO includes French pop singer Sebastien Izambard, Spanish baritone Carlos Marin, American tenor David Miller, and Swiss tenor Urs Buhler.
To date, the operatic pop quartet has sold more than 26 million albums and 2 million concert tickets, and had the only crossover classical album - Ancora - to enter the US Billboard Top 200 chart at No 1.
Thursdays through Sundays from May 9th to June 16th
Mike Linnig's, 9308 Cane Run Road, Louisville
Local and regional acts will perform across the street from the restaurant beginning in May.
THEATER, DANCE, & PERFORMANCES
9 to 5: The Musical
Through May 19th
Derby Dinner Playhouse
525 Marriott Drive - Clarksville
When the movie "9 to 5" hit movie theaters around the country in 1980, the public saw sexual discrimination cast in a comical light, but one that gave women an upper hand.
The Bard's Town Presents A WHOLE LOT OF FUNNY
The Bard's Town has quickly become THE spot in Louisville that the best up-and-coming touring comedians look to perform.
Keith Terry - April 20, 10 PM
The Midwest Clean Comedy All Stars - April 26, and May 11 (7:30)
More information available at www.thebardstown.com or by calling (502) 749-5275
The Kentucky Center for the Arts
Runs Tuesdays through Saturdays, on the hour, from 11 am to 4 pm and Sundays from 1 to 4 pm. Closed Mondays.
A 32-minute, breathtaking movie, narrated by Ashley Judd, that features Kentucky's fascinating people, spirit, sights and sounds.
www.kentuckyshow.com or call (502) 562-7800
May 11 and 18 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
The Kentucky Center
Ages 4 and up
In this beautiful, knowing play about friendship, we meet Wilbur, the irresistible young pig, who befriends a barn spider named Charlotte at the Zuckerman farm
Things We Want
May 9- 12, 16- 18 at 7:30 p.m.
The Bard's Town Theatre,
$15 ($12 for students and seniors)
In Things We Want, three adult brothers are living together once again in their childhood apartment, struggling to redefine themselves while pursuing their desires and coping with the void left by their parents' deaths.
Drastic shifts in their dynamics occur after an attractive young neighbor named Stella becomes a part of their lives.
A sweet and sour look at the illusions we have about what makes us happy-and what is within our power to change.
Tickets, available at www.thebardstown.com or by calling (502) 749-5275
The Wedding Singer
May 10, 11, 15-18 at 8 p.m.
May 12 at 2 p.m.
Clarksville Little Theatre, 301 E. Montgomery, Clarksville, In.
Robbie Hart is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer.
He's the life of the party, until his own fiancee leaves him at the altar.
Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own.
Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection.
But Julia is about to marry a Wall Street shark and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.
For reservations, call 812-283-6522 or go to www.clarksvillelittletheatre.org
EVENTS, EXHIBITS & FUN
Body World's Vital
Through May 19
Kentucky Science Center
Vital presents a special collection of specimens designed to show visitors the essentials for human health and wellness.
The exhibition includes whole-body plastinates, a large arrangement of individual organs, organ and arterial configurations and translucent slices that give a complete picture of how the human body works.
Vital tells the fascinating story how to best fight, manage and prevent life-threatening diseases -- such as cancer, diabetes, and heart ailments -- through healthy choices and lifestyle changes.
Dr. Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS exhibitions are the original anatomical exhibitions of real human bodies.
They display authentic human bodies, willed by donors and preserved through plastination.
The series is designed to educate the public about the human body and increase health awareness.
Tickets are now on sale! https://emuseum.expsoft.com/generaladmission.aspx or call 1-800-591-2203.
"Spirits of the Passage: The Story of the Transatlantic Slave Trade"
February 2 to June 16
The Frazier History Museum, 829 W. Main Street
"Spirits of the Passage" is included in regular museum admission.
The 4,000 sq. ft. exhibition is in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's 1863 Emancipation Proclamation and the turning point it represented for thousands of enslaved people at a pivotal point in the American Civil War.
It's the first exhibition of its kind to examine the entire history of the Transatlantic Slave Trade from the 16th through 19th centuries, while also presenting the most up-to-date research and discoveries to the public.
The Frazier History Museum is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
For more, including a calendar of events and information on planning a school field trip, visit www.FrazierMuseum.org or call (502) 753-5663.
Big Leagues, Little Bricks
Through September 2
$11 for adults, $10 for seniors (60+), $6 children
An original exhibition at Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory features amazing sculptures, portraits, and stadium replicas all built with LEGO® bricks.
The exhibition showcases renowned artist Sean Kenney, one of only 13 LEGO® Certified Professionals in the world.
Kenney's pieces in Big Leagues, Little Bricks include hip portraits of baseball superstars, dynamic conceptual sculptures of iconic baseball moments and a show-stopping replica of historic Wrigley Field.
Bluegrass Bourbon: By the Bottle/By the Ounce
Through June 16
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
The Museum and Louisville Clay will present an exhibition of ceramic bourbon bottles and shot glasses designed by artist around the country.
Through December 31
Kentucky Derby Museum
From elaborate costumes to port-o-potty racing and even a little mud wrestling, the Infield's character is only fully understood by those who are brave the revelry on the First Saturday in May.
The Kentucky Derby Museum will give visitors a taste of the wild and zany atmosphere of the Kentucky Derby Infield with our newest exhibit: THE INFIELD: The Most Festive 26 Acres In Sports.
"The Infield" exhibit will showcase the fun and enthusiasm that infield fans share during the races on the first Saturday in May.
Featuring life-size cut-outs for photo- ops, three video compilations of the odd and curious events often found in the action and historic events depicted through imagery on the walls--- the exhibit will mimic the immersion of the infield scene with vignettes of the festivities.
The Infield is part of a series of temporary exhibits offered by the museum, replacing the Urban Bourbon exhibit which showcased the history of bourbon in the city of Louisville.
Spring Wildflower Hikes at Charlestown State Park
A series of guided wildflower hikes will be offered on spring Sundays at Charlestown State Park starting April 14.
Charlestown State Park is at 12500 State Road 62 in Charlestown, 4711
A different one of the park's trails will explored each week.
The hikes are free with standard gate admission of $5 per vehicle for Indiana residents and $7 for out-of-state residents.
Annual park passes are available.
A schedule and details follow.
Sunday, April 21, 1 p.m.
Meet by the boat ramp to hike Trail 6 in search of spring ephemerals.
Ephemerals are early- blooming and short-lasting wildflowers.
Trail conditions are rugged (2.3 miles). Hikers also will pass by early lime kilns and the old Charlestown Landing.
The kilns are remnants of one of the earliest industries in Clark County.
The first part of the trail is easy and level-those who want a short hike can turn around before climbing the ridge.
Sunday, April 28, 1 p.m.
Meet at the Trail 5 overflow parking lot just outside the camping area gate house.
Trail 5 is a moderate 1.8 miles.
Hikers will go to an overlook on Fourteen mile Creek and should see many wildflowers along the way, such as wild hyacinth and rue anemone.
Sunday, May 5, 1 p.m.
Meet in the Trail 2 parking lot.
Trail 2 is a moderate 1.4 miles.
Hikers will pass scenic views of cascading waterfalls as they check out the many wildflowers and ferns.
Sunday, May 12, 1 p.m.
Meet at the parking lot for trails 3 and 4. Trail 4 is a rugged trail that goes through mixed hardwoods with views of Fourteen mile creek.
Hikers will be on the watch for later ephemerals and ferns.
Beginner Blacksmithing Class
Saturday, May 11 and every Saturday until June 8, 9 a.m. to noon.
Kaviar Forge & Gallery, 1718 Frankfort Ave, Louisville
The five-week class is for everyone, a chance to work with your hands, build hooks, nails and a fireplace poker, and meet interesting people.
Though hard work, the class is open to people of all ages and has been enjoyed by men and women with a huge range of previous experience.
The class is structured around demonstrations by Craig Kaviar, which are followed by the chance for students to disperse to their individual anvils and forges to attempt what they have been shown
Kaviar will tirelessly demonstrate the techniques he uses while narrating. Kaviar is also extremely well-informed about the history of blacksmithing and able to speak with authority on related subjects.
Hometown Quest Scavenger Hunt
Saturdays, May 11, 18 and 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Louisville Visitors Center (at 4th and Jefferson Streets)
Part race, part scavenger hunt and part self-guided historical, sight-seeing tour, the Hometown Quest is an activity-filled event for both children and adults.
Organized by The Louisville Quest, this hunt is fun, easy to do, takes only about 60 minutes and is FREE!
Pick up a game card at the Louisville Visitors Center, answer challenge questions and solve puzzles leading you to different locations in downtown Louisville.
After completing the scheduled task or activity at each location, "stamp masters" will verify the completion of the activities and place an official stamp on the game card.
Once all spaces are filled, completed game cards are turned in at the Louisville Visitors Center and redeemed for a free Louisville stacked logo t-shirt.
For a complete list of Hometown Tourist Celebration events and special offers, visit www.gotolouisville.com/hometowntourist.
The Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie Tenth Anniversary Exhibit
Opening reception Friday, May 10, from 6 - 8 p.m.
201 E. Spring St., New Albany
Admission is free
Explore the world of contemporary art quilts in this national juried exhibit featuring 25 works by artists from across the United States.
For more information visit online or call 812-944-7336.
The Center is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am to 5:30 pm.
Free Walking Tour of Downtown Louisville
May 10 through November 3
Friday and Saturdays at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
Louisville Visitors Center, 301 S. 4th Street
PossibiliTours Walking Tours provide history and architectural anecdotes about Possibility City while exploring the heart of downtown on foot.
You'll explore Fourth Street, Whiskey Row, Museum Row on Main and the civic district.
Call 502-379-6109 for reservations.
Assumption High School Spring Art Show
Saturday, May 11 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Humana Foundation Performing and Fine Arts Center on Assumption's Campus
Guests will enjoy refreshments and may browse the gallery of award-winning student artwork created over the semester.
Moore Traditional School Carnival
Saturday, May 11
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
6415 Outer Loop
Games, face painting, 50/50, silent auctions and much more. Food provided by Chick-fil-A. Plus there will be sandwiches, cotton candy, popcorn, nachos, tea, lemonade and homemade goodies.
Please come out to support the kids & have great family fun in the process.
2013 Free Summer Movies Schedule at Iroquois Amphitheater
Free Movies begin on Saturday, May 11th
The movies begin at 8:30 p.m.
In March, the Metro Council approved $22,750 in Neighborhood Development Funds for the free movies and events.
May 11 - Wreck It Ralph
June 8 - Lincoln
July 13 - Skyfall
August 24 - Rise of the Guardians
September 15 - A Christmas Story 2
FOOD & FUNDRAISERS
Churchill Downs Ladies Auxiliary VFW #2921 Bunco
May 11, from 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
2902 S. 7th St. (@ S. 7th & Arcade)
$5.00 to play
Prizes award for 1st - 3rd place, floater, boobie, & person with the most Buncos
Proceeds to benefit our programs such as Robley Rex Louisville VA Medical Center, Kentucky Veteran Nursing Homes, VFW National Home for Children, National Military Services, Cancer Aid & Research, Troop Support, & many more.
Portland's Camp Committee Annual barbecue
Saturday, May 11 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Portland Church, 3802 W. Market Street
The proceeds will help send youth/children to Portland's week long city wide residential summer camp to be held in June at Cedarmore Camp in Bagdad, Ky.
Relay For Life Craft Show
Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
FCC Grace Center, 3209 Middle Rd., Jeffersonville
The First Christian Church Relay for Life team is hosting a craft show to raise money for cancer research.
Elvis Tribute Artist Brotherhood Benefit Showcase
Saturday, May 11 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Fairdale Christian Church, Life Center, 9000 Brown Alston Rd.
Elvis Fan Club is sponsoring a benefit show for local Elvis Tribute Artist Danny Dale.
Dale has done a number of benefits through the years, and now he needs help.
He's had cancer in the past year and needs funds to save his eyesight.
North Harrison Band Boosters' Annual Flower and Plant Sale
Saturday, May 11 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Rite Aid Parking lot on the corner of State Roads 64 and 135 in New Salisbury, In.
There will be a terrific selection of beautiful hanging flower baskets, flats and containers of assorted annual and perennial flowers and plants and various varieties of vegetable plants.
100% of the profits from the sale are used to support the North Harrison Marching Cougar Band and other band programs.
HOBBIES & INTERESTS
Old House Expo
Saturday, May 11, 1 to 4 p.m.
Central Presbyterian Church
(corner of 4th and Kentucky streets in Historic Old Louisville)
If you own a historic or older home or commercial building, or are thinking about investing in one, then don't miss Old House Expo 2013!
Sponsored by Preservation Louisville Inc., Old House Expo is a free, interactive event designed to help participants learn to maintain and care for their historic home or commercial building.
Activities will include educational sessions and workshops with knowledgeable guest speakers, and a Vendor's Fair to introduce participants to appropriate products and services.
Second Annual How-To Festival
Saturday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Louisville Free Public Main Library, 301 York Street
There are more than 50 things people will be able learn.
Topics range from acing crossword puzzles, to raising chicken, to how to ask for a raise to how to bike cross country.
COMMUNITY & HEALTH
The Stroke Awareness Day Health Fair
Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Jefferson Mall, center court near Macy's
Free to the public!
Learn about stroke: risks, warning signs, prevention, recovery,
Rehabilitation, treatment and available resources, home care,
Free stroke risk and health assessments, goodie bags, giveaways and more!
Take charge of your health
Produced by: The kentucky and S. Indiana Stroke association, A chapter of the national stroke association
One Stop Drop Responsible Recycling Event
Saturday, May 11, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Mellwood Arts Center, 1860 Mellwood Avenue
If you have ever wondered what to do with all the handheld electronics you no longer use, or the furniture long since sent to the basement, or the mountain of paper that is ten years old and just taking up space, then Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh (D-9) has the answer.
The Ninth District and the Energy Pros are hosting the One Stop Drop Responsible Recycling event on Saturday. May 11th.
The drive-through event is free for all residents.
It is a simple matter of driving up and dropping your items off at the appropriate vendor.
Businesses will not be allowed to participate at this event.
The following items will also be accepted: Art supplies, cardboard, cell phones, clothing, shoes (new, used & worn out), personal documents (shred on-site), household building supplies, household furniture, household items/accessories, children & baby items, household and held electronics, medical supplies, tv's, and batteries (re-chargeable only).
S.P.O.T Clinic for Pets
Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wyandotte Park, 1010 Beecher St.
License: $9 (altered pets)/$50.50(unaltered pets)
Rabies vaccine: $8
The Stop Pet Overpopulation Today clinic brings veterinarian services to the neighborhood allowing residents to get a pet license and necessary vaccinations.
For more information, call Councilwoman Marianne Butler's office at 577-1115.
SPORTS, WALKS & RUNS
March for Babies
Saturday, May 11
Registration is at 8 a.m., the walk is at 9 a.m.
The Big Four Lawn at Waterfront Park
Thousands of families, businesses and organizations will join together to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the March of Dimes as they March for Babies.
Last year, more than four million babies were born in the U-S and the March of Dimes helped each one through 75 years of vaccines, research, education and breakthroughs.
Girls on the Run Louisville 5K Fun-Run
Saturday, May 11th at 10 am.
Seneca Park, 3151 Pee Wee Reese Road
Event Emcee Renee Murphy of WHAS11, the UofL Cardinal dance team and bird, along with Mix it Up Soundworks will entertain the crowd of students, parents and friends cheering on runners in the Girls on the Run Louisville 5K fun-run.
The May 11th race caps off a 10-week program held at 14 elementary schools across Louisville.
To learn more about this dynamic program, the 5K event, or becoming involved, visit www.gotrlouisville.org
20th Annual Throo the Zoo 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, May 11 at 8 a.m.
Advance Registration - $30
Late Registration - $35 - in person at Fleet Feet Sports
Day of Race Registration - $45 - at the Zoo on race day from 7 to 7:45 a.m. in the Zoo's bus parking lot.
Walkers and runners will want to lace up for the wildest 5K in town - the 20th annual Throo the Zoo.
Proceeds benefit the Louisville Zoo, which is dedicated to its mission of bettering the bond between people and our planet.
One of Louisville's most unique road events, the course takes participants "throo" the Zoo-past the tigers, polar bears, grizzly bears, sea lions/seals, monkeys, elephants, bongos, addax, rhino, giraffes, zebra and warthogs.
The course begins at Illinois Avenue and Trevilian Way, heads through the neighborhood to Poplar Level Road, into Joe Creason Park and through the Zoo with the finish at the Zoo's bus parking lot.
For more information on other Zoo events, visit http://www.louisvillezoo.org/events/.
National Archery in the Schools Program National Tournament
Thursday, May 9, from 5:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.,
Friday 8 a.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Kentucky Exposition Center, South Wing ABC.
A scholarship shoot-off and awards ceremony follow Saturday's competition.
Tickets are $5 per person (ages 8 and up).
The National Archery in the Schools program will award scholarship money to four boys and four girls totaling $50,000.
Schools from 37 states are expected to bring approximately 10,000 students to compete in the tournament, which is the largest archery tournament in the world.
There will be archery, outdoor and interactive shooting exhibits alongside the competition.
The National Archery in the Schools Program gives students an opportunity to learn and practice outdoor skills. Studies show the program has helped increase student confidence, focus and improves behavior.
For more information visit http://www.nasparchery.com/activea.asp.
WDRB TV Day at the Bats
Sunday, May 12
Premium Seats in Slugger Field on Sunday are only $8 for all Mom's
WDRB TV / Marathon Kid's Club Day (Kids 12-under that have joined the Kids Club get a FREE Field Reserved Ticket).
Those children who have not joined the Kids Club yet can do so that day and get in FREE also on Sunday after paying the $15 membership fee at the ticket window
Meet and Greet with "Iron Man" for the Kids
Giant Inflatables for Kids to play on
Postgame Play Catch with Mom in the Outfield
Postgame "Kids Run the Bases"
BIAK Brain Walk
Saturday, May 11
Registration at 8 a.m., walk begins at 10 a.m.
E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park. 3000 Freys HIll Road
The Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky supports Kentuckians who are affected by brain injury and tumors.
The Brain walk aims to bring awareness and funds for BIAK's mission.
Walk to Defeat ALS
Saturday, May 11
Registration and silent auction open at 8:30 a.m., walk begins at 10 a.m.
Papa John's Corporate campus, 2002 Papa John's Blvd.
The ALS Association-Kentucky Chapter provides care and services for patients afflicted with ALS.
Last year there were over 2,000 walkers and friends in attendance.
Saturday, May 11 at 7:45 a.m.
General Butler State Resort Park
$80 in advance
Participants can take part as an individual or team.
They will face obstacles such as the Mud Slide, Cargo Net Climb, Heaping Hay Bales, 40-foot Tunnel of Terror and other fantastic water obstacles.
The Power Walk
Saturday, May 11
Registration starts at 7:30 a.m., walk starts at 8:30 a.m.
Mall St. Matthews, 5000 Shelbyville Road
$10 virtual walkers, $15 students, $25 individuals, $40 mommy and me
The Power Walk Dress for Success promotes healthy living for working women.
There will be light snacks, music, and a health and wellness demonstration.
Derby City Rollergirls vs Jewel City Rollergirls
Saturday, May 11 at 8 p.m.
Champs Rollerdome, 9851 LaGrange Rd.
This will be the Derby City Rollergirls fourth home game of the 2013 season.
Metro Parks Hosting "Pitch, Hit & Run" competition
Saturday, May 11
California Park, 1104 S. 16th Street
10 a.m. to noon
Wyandotte Park, 1104 Beecher Street
Noon to 2 p.m.
Participants age 7 to 14 have the chance to advance through four levels of competition to the Team Championship hosted at Major League ballparks.
The individual Pitching, Hitting and Running Champions, along with the All-Around Champion in each age and gender group at the Local Competition will be awarded and advance to the Sectional Level of Competition.
2013 Metro Parks Junior Golf Tour
April 27, Cherokee
May 11, Long Run
May 25, Iroquois
June 10, Charlie Vettiner
June 17, Shawnee
June 24, Bobby Nichols
July 15, Sun Valley
August 5, Seneca
$25 per Tournament
Younger golfers looking to gain competitive and fun golfing experience in tournament play are invited to participate.
The Washington County Artisans & Farmers Market
Every Saturday until the end of October
Pekin, Indiana, at the Pekin Park
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, plants, and homemade crafts too numerous to mention will be offered for sale by area vendors.
New vendors have joined since last year making a large variety of goods to be offered for sale.