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    Fourth Street Live! | Justin Moore Concert
    97.5 WAMZ presents country singer Justin Moore live on Fourth Street. This event is 21+.
    When: April 15, 6 – 9 p.m.
    Where: Fourth Street Live, 440 S. 4th St. 40202
    Cost: $20


    Louisville Slugger Field | Louisville Bats vs. Toledo Mud Hens
    Come cheer on the Bats as they take on the Mud Hens! There will also be a fireworks show!
    When: April 15, 7:05 p.m.
    Where: Louisville Slugger Field, 401 E. Main St. 40202
    Cost: Varies  


    The Green Building | IF Girls Rise: Reception
    Support aspiring young leaders! Louisville Girls Leadership empowers young women to be doers and changers on both a local and global level. The evening will showcase challenges and opportunities that young women encounter in today's society, including social media, philanthropy, business and self-awareness. 
    When: April 15, 6 - 9 p.m.
    Where: The Green Building, 732 E. Market St. 40202
    Cost: $35 online; $40 at the door

    Louisville Palace | Smashing Pumpkins
    After a 2015 that witnessed the Smashing Pumpkins' first acoustic trek and a joint jaunt with Marilyn Manson, Billy Corgan's group will head back out on the road this spring for the In Plainsong tour, which promises an "acoustic-electro evening" of music. Liz Phair will open.
    When: April 15, 8 - 11 p.m.
    Where: Louisville Palace, 625 S. 4th St, 40202
    Cost: Varies


    Freedom Hall, Kentucky Expo Center | Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic
    Some of the nation’s finest high school basketball talent takes the court at the Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic. First held in 1973, the Classic is the oldest high school all-star game in the nation and is known for showcasing players who have moved on to stardom at the collegiate and professional levels.
    When: April 15, 7 – 9 p.m.
    Where: Freedom Hall, Kentucky Expo Center, 937 Phillips Lane, 40209
    Cost: Varies


    Evan Williams Bourbon Experience | Murder Mystery Event
    Come to the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience for a night of laughter, suspense and, of course, murder. For the last 20 years, actor and comedian Kevin O'Brien has been performing his murder mysteries all over the world. Begin the night with a cocktail hour in the Loft of the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience where you'll enjoy 2 straight Bourbon samples. Mingle with the actors and have a chance to be assigned a new identity for the evening and become a suspect in the crime! Choose to enjoy your 2 complimentary cocktails in the Loft during cocktail hour, or in the Speakeasy as the mystery unfolds.
    When: April 15, 6 - 9:30 p.m.
    Where: Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, 528 W Main St, 40202
    Cost: $75




    Please & Thank you | NuLu Record Store Day With Rhinegeist
    NuLu and Rhinegeist have come together to create a neighborhood-wide event celebrating Record Store Day! Come visit Please & Thank You and the attached Mr. Friendly Records and enjoy some great beers at several of your favorite local restaurants! 
    When: April 16, 12 - 6 p.m.
    Where: Please & Thank You, 800 E. Market Street, 40206
    Cost: Free


    Shelby Park Community Center | Really Really Free Market
    The RRFM is based on the gift economy—where goods, services, food, skills, talents, discussions, workshops and many other things that would benefit the community are free to take and give away. Bring anything you’d like to give, from clothes that no longer fit to food, books, stories, crafts, services, performances, music, a skill you’d like to share. Don’t have anything to give away? Don’t worry; no exchange is necessary to participate. Please come out and take anything you like. It’s FREE! 
    When: April 16, 3 - 5 p.m.
    Where: Shelby Park Community Center, 600 E Oak Street, 40203
    Cost: Free

    Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft | KMAC Couture Runway Art Show
    This event offers a unique way to experience KMAC by featuring and supporting emerging and established regional artists, costumers, designers, and milliners and the extraordinary presentation of original couture pieces of wearable art and conceptual fashion designs. For the first year, audience members will be able to text to vote for their favorite design. 
    When: April 16, 7 - 9 p.m.
    Where: Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W. Main St, 402020
    Cost: $175 for GA; $500 for VIP

    KFC YUM! Center | Katt Williams | Conspiracy Theory 2016 Tour
    Katt Williams will make his stop at KFC Yum! Center this weekend. Since re-emerging, Williams has taken to social media on the topics that have shaped our current political climate and thus rerouted every American’s dinner conversation. 
    When: April 16, 7 - 10 p.m.
    Where: KFC YUM! Center, 1 Arena Plaza, 40202
    Cost: $52-$130

    Marker's Mark Distillery | Handcraft Festival 
    Enjoy a self-guided tour of Maker's Mark with food and cocktail samples as well as live music, all while checking out some of the finest handpicked arts-and-craft vendors. All ages welcome.
    When: April 16, 10 - 4 p.m.
    Where: Marker's Mark Distillery, 3350 Burks Spring Rd, Loretto, KY 40037
    Cost: Free


    Big Four Bridge | Gonzofest 2016
    Through poetry, spoken word, art, live music and more, GonzoFest Louisville celebrates the life and times of Hunter S. Thompson in his hometown. 2016 will mark the sixth year of the festival.
    When: April 16, 1 - 11 p.m.
    Where: Big Four Bridge, 1101 River Rd, 40206
    Cost: $20

    Manny & Merle | Three Chords and the Truth
    Come out to Manny & Merle's tonight and enjoy the best margarita in the ville while enjoying the musical stylings of Three Chords and the Truth! 
    When: April 16, 9 p.m.
    Where: Manny & Merle, 122 West Main, 40202
    Cost: Varies

    ​Shawnee Arts and Cultural Center | 2nd Annual Taste of West Louisville
    Come and sample the flavors of West Louisville local restaurants, food and beverage vendors! Proceeds will benefit college bound high school students in the West Louisville area.
    When: April 16, 6 - 8 p.m.
    Where: Shawnee Arts and Cultural Center, 607 South 37th St, 40211
    Cost: $15 



    Tin Roof | Club Brunch 
    Tin Roof Louisville is bringing you "Club Brunch" to the Ville. DJ mixing with DJ ACE from 1 - 5 p.m. Eric Weining - "Mr. Mimosa" himself will be making an appearance. Grab your "Brunch So Hard Mimosa Wanna Find Me" shirt, enjoy a special brunch menu and win some giveaways.
    When: April 17, 11 - 5 p.m.
    Where: Tin Roof, 3921 Shelbyville Rd, 40207
    Cost: Price of food varies

    Whitehall | Whitehall Wedding Show
    The Whitehall Wedding Show presents the perfect opportunity to explore Louisville's premier wedding vendors, featuring caterers, florists, DJs, planners, photographers and much more. Guests will enjoy displays throughout the first floor of the historic mansion.
    When: April 17, 12:30 - 4 p.m.
    Where: Whitehall, 3110 Lexington Rd, 40206
    Cost: $10/person; one complimentary ticket per engaged couple

    21C Museum Hotel | Cook to the Root! Cocktail Reception 
    Calling all chefs, cooks, culinary students, Fresh Stop Market chef liaisons and cooking enthusiasts! 21C is seeking volunteers to provide on-site cooking demonstrations for our ten bi-weekly Fresh Stop Markets, located in fresh food-insecure neighborhoods, during the 20-week season that kicks off in June. They will be offering complimentary beet-infused tequila cocktails, beet gelato from Gelato Gilberto and farm-fresh bites prepared by Proof on Main’s executive chef, Mike Wajda. 
    When: April 17, 6 - 9 p.m.
    Where: 21c Museum Hotel/Proof on Main, 700 W. Main St, 40202
    Cost: Free

    Galaxie Bar | Keep it Kosher, Lox, Bagels, and More Deliciousness
    From Eastern Europe to the Lower East Side; Russ & Daughters to Yonah Schimmel's; We're featuring the best foods of the Jewish appetizing tradition. Bring family and friends, chap-a-nosh and enjoy a focused menu of house-made appetizing classics.
    When: April 17, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    Where: Galaxie Bar, 732 E Market St, 40202
    Cost: Varies


    ​Louisville Waterfront Park | Gallopalooza Collection Preview
    Please join us for the Gallopalooza Collection Preview! See all the statues, in one place, before they hit the streets! In addition to the artwork, this family-friendly event features music, games, live performances and demonstrations,  hands-on crafts, artist meetings, face painting and scavenger hunts!
    When: April 17, 5 -9 p.m.
    Where: Louisville Waterfront Park, 129 River Rd, 40202
    Cost: $5 at the door; children 3 & under get in free

    ​Game Warehouse | All Day Game Meetup
    We're going to do something a little different once a month -- we're going to do an all day board game meetup, for longer games like Arkham Horror, Descent or even tabletop role playing games! Please bring your games (though you might want to label them in case of duplicates) and enjoy a day of camaraderie and geekiness. Food will be provided.
    When: April 17, 12 - 8 p.m.
    Where: Game Warehouse, 1605 Nonny Lynn Dr, 40216

    Cost: $10

    Zanzabar | Bit Brigade
    Bit Briagde will take the stage, this Sunday, at Zanzabar!
    When: April 17, 9 p.m.
    Where: Zanzabar, 2100 S Preston St, 40217
    Cost: Varies

    Flat12 Bierwerks | Cancer Sucks, Donuts Don’t 5k Donut Challenge
    This closed-course 5k run/walk will take you along the river with various donut stops along the way. Run…. eat….run………run……eat……finish! Come out and support Shirley’s Way (aka the Cancer Sucks folks) and enjoy a few donuts in their honor. Not only will paid registrants receive some awesome donuts, they will also receive a hat.
    When: April 17, 11 a.m.
    Where: Flat12 Bierwerks, 130 W Riverside Dr, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
    Cost: Varies









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