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    Louisville's International Festival of Film

    The 7th Annual Louisville's International Festival of Films (LIFF) welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to the historic city of Louisville, Kentucky. Louisville offers three days of screenings, educational workshops and open dialogue with savvy audiences in a gorgeous setting.  Filmmakers have flown in from Japan, Australia, Dominican Republic and France, just to name a few. Help put Louisville on the map as a film-savvy city and attend this festival!

    When: October 13, 5:45-10:30 p.m.; October 14, 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; October 15, 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
    Where: Locations vary, see website below
    Website: LIFF
    Cost: $5+


    Swan Lake | Brown Theatre

    This world-premiere production brings together Artistic and Executive Director Robert Curran with Louisville visual artist Ryan Daly to create a unique interpretation of the heartbreaking tale of love and betrayal. Classical ballet meets laser-projection technologies to create a Louisville Ballet experience like you’ve never had before.

    When: October 14, 8-10 p.m.
    Where: Brown Theatre, 315 W. Broadway
    Website: Swan Lake
    Cost: $35+


    Cause2Cause | Mellwood Arts Center

    Come out to the Mellwood Arts Center this Friday for a free event with multiple vendors selling goods mixed in with multiple charities spreading the word about their missions. There will be great food and free treats from Louisville Chocolate Fountain – how can you resist? The event will be held in Mellwood's Picasso Room.
    When: October 14, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Where: Mellwood Arts Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave.
    Website: Cause2Cause
    Cost: Free to attend


    Zimmerman Glasstoberfest | Zimmerman Art Glass Factory

    Celebrate a family tradition of glassmaking and watch a first-hand demonstration at the first annual Zimmerman Glasstoberfest. Witness Kerry and Alex Zimmerman and Joe Rice from House of Glass in Elwood, Indiana perform their craft with elegance. There will be an “Octoberfest” theme, with plenty of food and beer. The Rheingold Band will provide musical entertainment on Friday, and Freemont John will perform on Saturday. The festivities also include a beer garden sponsored by Point Blank Brewing Brewery and art booths.
    When: October 14, 5-11 p.m. & October 15, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
    Where: Zimmerman Art Glass Factory, 300 E. Chestnut St., Corydon, IN 47112
    Website: Zimmerman Glasstoberfest
    Cost: Free to attend


    Old Dominion | Fourth Street Live!

    Old Dominion may be best known as a nickname for the Commonwealth of Virginia, but the moniker is set to become synonymous with great country music if the five members of Old Dominion have their way. In today's world of prefabricated bands put together by producers and acts discovered via reality TV, Old Dominion stands out as a group that formed authentically through the members' shared love of music and songwriting. Check them out at Fourth Street Live! this Friday! This event is 21+.
    When: October 14, 7-10 p.m.
    Where: Fourth Street Live!, 440 S. Fourth St.

    Website: Old Dominion
    Cost: $15+


    You're The Wurst Sausage Party | Copper & Kings

    Copper & Kings hosts this Oktoberfest-style party featuring handmade sausages inspired by the flavors of Germany. There will be music by Prost Band and a Marzen/Oktoberfest-style beer brewed by Marzen/Oktoberfest-style beer brewed by Monnik Beer Co. and aged in a Copper & Kings Brandy barrel.
    When: October 14, 7-10 p.m.
    Where: Copper & Kings, 1121 E. Washington St.
    Website: Copper & Kings
    Cost: $10 admission includes your first drink


    Same As It Ever Was | Zanzabar

    Love The Talking Heads? Same As It Ever Was does it right. This seven-piece outfit of Knoxville musicians came together out of their mutual love and respect for the music of the Talking Heads in the summer of 2004 and have not looked back since. They have nearly the entire Talking Heads catalog at their fingertips, from the excitement and energy of everything from '77 to Naked, and all the B-sides in between.

    When: October 14, 9 p.m.-midnight
    Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St.
    Website: Same As It Ever Was
    Cost: $10


    Wine on the River | Waterfront Park

    Come out to Louisville’s 2nd Annual wine tasting event on the beautiful Big Four Lawn at Waterfront Park this Saturday, October 15th, and sample wine from national and international vineyards. This year, the theme is “Around the World,” focusing on cultural regions and the wine, food and beer from each selected area. There will also be live music by the Jimmy Davis Band and Soul Circus.

    When: October 15, 2-6 p.m.
    Where: Big Four Lawn, Waterfront Park
    Website: Wine on the River
    Cost: $55 general admission; $75 VIP

    What the Germantown?! Festival

    Five of your favorite Germantown hangouts – Four Pegs, Nachbar, The Post, Kaiju and Craft House – have come together for another epic day of great food, live music and drink specials! Plus, the WTG?! T-shirt is back! A portion of sales from the festival will be donated to the Schnitzelburg Senior Center.
    When: October 15, 4 p.m.-midnight
    Where: Germantown bars
    Website: What the Germantown?!
    Cost: Free to attend


    ColorFest | Bernheim Forest

    Celebrate the fall season at ColorFest – a family favorite! Visitors can slingshot pumpkins, navigate the hay maze, make mud pies and enjoy a hayride in the splendor of Bernheim’s colorful landscape. Other highlights include live music, hands-on nature activities, unique local foods, Kentucky arts and craft vendors and more.
    When: October 15, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Where: Bernheim Forest, 2499 Clermont Road, Clermont, KY 40110
    Website: ColorFest
    Cost: Free for members; $5 environmental fee per car for non-members at the gate


    90s Bar Crawl: Louisville | The Highlands
    Lace up your LA Gears, slap on your bracelets and saddle up your Furbies. The nation's largest 90s event will take place this Saturday, October 15th. Don't miss this opportunity to get jiggy wit it and belt your heart out to every song found on the first ten albums of NOW That's What I Call Music! You’ll get a signature bar crawl cup, drink specials at your favorite local bars, 90s music at participating establishments and an amazing crowd of 90s kids celebrating the best of the 90s! For a list of participating bars, check out the website below.

    When: October 15, 2-10 p.m.
    Where: Register at Baxter’s Bar & Grill, 942 Baxter Ave.
    Website: 90s Bar Crawl
    Cost: $35+


    Dasani Dance Showcase | Kentucky Center

    Ready for a dance showcase like never before as dance and step teams showcase their talents to different themes and music? Come witness great performances by the world famous SOLJETTES DANCE COMPANY, the show-stopping STR8DIAMONDS, the pride of Columbus, Ohio, The Black Pearlz, the National Champions Western Middle School Step Team and many others. This is sure to be a two-hour, power-packed show that features our youth showcasing their talents to the great sounds of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and other electrifying and crowd moving songs.
    When: October 15, 7-9:30 p.m.
    Where: Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St.
    Website: Dasani Dance Showcase
    Cost:  $23+


    Night Spirits | Lanier Mansion

    Costumed actors will portray spirits telling true stories of 19th-century Desperados, including the famous Reno Gang from Seymour, Indiana, in the rooms of the Lanier Mansion. Groups will depart from the Lanier/Madison Visitor Center at 15-minute intervals for the one-hour tours. Reservations for the desired time are strongly recommended.
    When: October 15, 7-9 p.m.
    Where: Lanier Mansion State Historic Site, 601 W. First St., Madison, IN 47250
    Website: Night Spirits
    Cost: $12


    Car Audio Championship | Kentucky Expo Center

    The Car Audio Championship is coming to Louisville! Come and experience the loudest AND best sounding car stereo systems on the planet as they rock the Broadbent Arena and the Pavilion at the Kentucky Expo Center on October 15-16. The Car Audio Championship is a competition where enthusiasts compete against one another with their car stereo systems. Over 200 vehicles will be on display and competing with their systems in over 50 different formats of competition.
    When: October 15, 10-6 p.m. & October 16, 10-4 p.m.
    Where: Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane
    Website: Car Audio Championship
    Cost: $10 general admission; free for seniors and children 12 and under


    Walk With A Doc | Iroquois Amphitheater

    Lace up your walking shoes and get some exercise while having your health questions answered at the same time! Walk with a Doc, hosted by KentuckyOne Health, is part of a nationwide program that empowers people to improve their health through physical activity while they exercise side-by-side with healthcare providers. Walkers have the opportunity to learn about important health topics, receive free health screenings,
    refreshments and giveaways.
    When: October 15, 10-11 a.m.
    Where: Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road
    Website: Walk With A Doc
    Cost: Free to attend


    ACME Tattoo's 20th Anniversary Block Party

    Celebrate 20 years of quality tattooing in Louisville with the crew at ACME! As a thank you to all of their friends and support, ACME is offering $100 palm size tattoos from a wide variety of pre-drawn designs. Guest tattooer, James Buie, will be there that day to help out. Tattoos are on a first-come, first-served basis so get there early and plan on sticking around the block for a great time. In addition to live music, Kentucky Taco Co. and Bourbon Bent BBQ food trucks will be on hand with delicious food. ACME is cash only so be sure to bring money so you can leave with a full belly and a great new tattoo.
    When: October 15, noon-9 p.m.
    Where: ACME Tattoos, 2007 Bonnycastle Ave.
    Website: ACME Tattoo's Anniversary
    Cost: Free to attend


    Wanderlust 108 | Waterfront Park

    Wanderlust 108 is a field day for your mind, body and soul that will leave you feeling better than when you arrived. Start the day with a 5K run/walk, followed by a DJ-powered yoga flow class and then a blissful guided meditation to bring it all home. After the triathlon, grab a coffee at the Wanderlust True North Cafe, chill in the Kombucha Garden or check out the Kula Market featuring funky local threads and organic eats.

    When: October 16, 7:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
    Where:  Waterfront Park, 129 River Road
    Website: Wanderlust 108
    Cost: $39+


    Dog Adoption Benefit | Akasha Brewing

    Akasha Brewing Company is proud to partner with Metro Animal Services to raise money for homeless Louisville pups. There will be adoptable dogs in the taproom to visit and – if you want to – adopt! For every full pour of Akasha beer, $1 will be donated to Metro Animal Services to help care for dogs waiting for their forever home. They will be tapping a keg of the very limited Watermelon Gose for the event!
    When: October 16, 1-6 p.m.
    Where: Akasha Brewing Co., 909 E. Market St.

    Website: Dog Adoption Benefit
    Cost: Free to attend


    Matt the Electrician | Zanzabar

    Despite the name, Matt the Electrician is no longer an electrician, focusing instead on a music career that has spanned the course of two decades, a dozen records and literally thousands of shows. It's folk music for a modern age, rooted in lyrics that focus on the realities and challenges of the 21st century as opposed to, say, the
    old-school thrill of hopping trains.
    When: October 16, 7-10 p.m.
    Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St.
    Website: Matt the Electrician
    Cost: $12+


    Titus Andronicus | Play Louisville

    Kentucky Shakespeare presents William Shakespeare's bloodiest thriller, Titus Andronicus, in an empty warehouse in Butchertown behind Play Louisville. Violent. Gripping. Experimental. Titus Andronicus was a smash hit in Shakespeare's early career and is written with a ghoulish energy he never repeated again. Come see this unique experience and sordid tale of revenge and political turmoil. Rated R, for ages 17+.

    When: October 16, 7:30-11 p.m.
    Where: Play Dance Bar, 1101 E. Washington St.
    Website: Titus Andronicus
    Cost: $20+


    Falling Leaves Night Hike | Bernheim Forest

    Experience the mystery of a full-moon hike on a lovely, early-fall evening. Full moon programs weave together stories about the night ecology, moon lore, history and nature.
    When: October 16, 7-9 p.m.
    Where: Bernheim Forest, 2499 Clermont Road, Clermont, KY 40110
    Website: Falling Leaves Night Hike
    Cost: $10 for members; $12 for non-members


    Tom Cat | Ursuline Arts Center

    Tom Cat takes place in 1951 Indianapolis, Indiana and Kincaid County, Mississippi. It was a time of segregation and separation of the races and of an untimely, ill-fated, interracial love triangle. This pre-civil rights story echoes many of the same social ills that plague American society today: racism, classicism, sexism, police brutality, crime and violence. However, ultimately it is a story of love, not just between men and women, but also between fathers and sons on opposite sides of the social spectrum. It is also a story of forgiveness and redemption.
    When: October 16, 5-7 p.m.
    Where: Ursuline Arts Center, 3113 Lexington Road
    Website: Tom Cat
    Cost: $15+

    A Dreamer's Artistry | Kentucky Center

    F3 ENTERTAINMENT is an urban dance company in Louisville with the goal of keeping children out of the streets. This benefit will allow the dancers of Louisville, along with local artists who will contribute rap, poetry, singing, ect., to come and showcase their talents. With so much crime within our city lately, the dance company love to share their positivity with the Louisville community.

    When: October 16, 4-5 p.m.
    Where: The Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St.
    Website: A Dreamer's Artistry
    Cost: $15 in advance; $20 day of show


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