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    The air is chilly, the calendar is packed, and we’ve got an amazing list of stuff for you to do in and around Louisville this weekend. Enjoy!
    ReSurfaced: Three Days at 10th Street
    This October City Collaborative's ReSurfaced initiative is continuing the campaign to breathe life into our city's underutilized urban parking spaces. We are working with community partners to activate a surface lot at 10th Street on the Riverwalk of the Louisville Loop in conjunction with the Louisville Commission on Public Art's 'Connect/Disconnect' public art project. Join us for three days October 15 - 17 to enjoy music, design, community discussions, local beer, and local food, in a reimagined urban space with beautiful views of Downtown Louisville and the new public art installations of Connect/Disconnect. Check their website for a full schedule of events!
    When: October 15, 5 - 10 p.m.
    Where: ReSurfaced, 10th Street & Ohio River, Louisville, KY 40202
    Cost: Free!
    Flea Film Series
    This month The Flea off Market is introducing, in partnership with Louisville Film Society, "The Flea Film Series", which will present free movies every night, Mon Oct 12th - Sun Oct 18. In keeping with the season, we will be showing great, creepy movies this month. There will be s'mores to munch on for kids and adults alike. The weather looks perfect for a night out getting spooky with an awesome movie. Here is the schedule of films for this weekend.Not interested in the movies? Head on down before the show to the beer garden, listen to great music courtesy of DJ Jeremy Wright, and enjoy delicious cheap craft beer from breweries like West Sixth and seasonal cocktails, while soaking up the Indian Summer! Show time every night is at 8 p.m. From 5 p.m. until movie start time, there will be hot-buttered popcorn, and food trucks.
    When: October 15, 16, 17 and 18, 5 p.m. - end of movie
    Where: The Flea Off Market, 1007 E Jefferson St, Louisville, Kentucky 40206
    Cost: Free!
    Victorian Tales of Terror
    This Halloween-themed event presents ghostly scenes (some based on historical events) set against the spooky environment of the 130-year old Victorian neighborhood at night. It’s the perfect event for theater enthusiasts, history buffs and those looking for an old-fashioned Halloween scare. The “Victorian Tales of Terror” is 100% volunteer-produced, so all proceeds benefit the beautification and restoration efforts of the Old Louisville Neighborhood Council and future neighborhood-sponsored events.
    When: October 15 - 18 7 - 9 p.m.
    Tours leave every ten minutes and last 45-60 minutes.
    Where: Visitors Center in Central Park, 1340 S. Fourth St., Louisville, KY 40208
    Cost: $20, guests must sign up for a time slot
    4th Annual Gear-Up Louisville
    The event will feature a full day of speakers, including Master Distiller Marianne Barnes and Ontra Caples of Downhome Tea, who will share best practices, strategies and success stories to help foster success for local business owners and entrepreneurs.
    When: October 15, 8:30-3:30 p.m.
    Where: The Sawyer Hayes Community Center at E.P Tom Sawyer State Park, 3000 Freys HIll Road, Louisville, KY 40241
    Cost: $149 and includes lunch
    Westport Village's Third Thursday Shopping Night
    On the third Thursday of each month, Westport Village stays open late and treats shoppers to a night of entertainment and special deals. As the weather turns crisp, it’s the perfect time to spend the evening at cozy Westport Village. This month, local musicians The Harmony Brothers, Laurie Jessup and Cort Duggins will perform live around the shopping center all evening. Enjoy buy-one-get-two-free ice cream bonbons from The Comfy Cow and many more deals from the fine retailers and restaurants at Westport Village!
    When: October 15, 5 - 8 p.m.
    Where: Westport Village, 1315 Herr Lane Louisville, KY 40222
    Cost: Free!
    Highlands Halloween Parade
    What better way to celebrate Halloween than with a parade? The streets are filled with ghouls, goblins, and creatures of the night at the Highlands Louisville Halloween Parade. Many of the local haunted attractions, costume stores, and other Halloween events come out for the event. You can even see some really great Halloween floats!
    When: October 16, 7 p.m.
    Where: Baxter Avenue, Louisville KY
    Cost: Free! 
    The Bourbon Chase
    The Bourbon Chase celebrates the best of Kentucky. It is a 200-mile journey across the Bluegrass State – through our historic bourbon distilleries, across our majestic horse country and into our enchanting small towns.
    When: October 16, all day
    Where: Jim Beam Distillery, 526 Happy Hollow Rd, Clermont, KY 40110
    Cost: Varies, check site for details
    Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
    Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors are Drew Holcomb (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Ellie Holcomb (vocals, guitars), Nathan Dugger (guitar, keys), and Rich Brinsfield (bass). Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors is touring in support of the new full-length album "Medicine." 18+ event
    When: October 16, 7 - 11:45 p.m.
    Where: Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206
    Cost: $15
    Waxahatchee, Weyes Blood, and Try The Pie
    Enjoy Waxahatchee, Weyes Blood, and Try The Pie at the New Vintage!
    When: October 16, 8 - 11:55 p.m.
    Where: The New Vintage, 2126 S. Preston St. , Louisville, KY
    Cost: $15
    Va Va Vortex ReVisited
    A tantalizing mix of classic striptease, circus, uproarious comedy, variety acts and stunning group dance sequences, the Va Va Vixens are sure to have you jumping out of your seats and begging for more! Louisville’s acclaimed Vaudeville-style burlesque and variety show features a captivating cast of beautifully talented women (and men)! The Va Va Vixens will take you on a wild and risqué ride into the magnificent world of sizzling striptease, aerial acrobatics, sultry songbirds, divine dancers and outrageous antics! Don’t miss your chance to see a show!
    When: October 16 and 17
    Where: Art Sanctuary, 1433 South Shelby Street, Louisville, KY 40217
    Cost: $35 VIP $25 general admission        
    Night Spirits - Murder Mania
    Costumed actors will portray “spirits” telling true stories of 19th century murderers in the rooms of the Lanier Mansion. Between 7 and 9 p.m., groups of 20 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 16, 7 - 9 p.m.
    Where: Lanier Mansion State Historic Site, 601 West 1st Street, Madison, IN 47250
    Cost: $12 per person           
    Masters of Illusion
    The wondrous television magic show, normally only visible on the CW Network, is now appearing right before your very eyes on stage at the Louisville Palace!
    When: October 16, 8 - 11 p.m.
    Where: The Louisville Palace, 625 South Fourth Street, Louisville, KY
    Cost: $18.75 - $75
    Joey Bada$$
    Joey Bada$$ is an American independent hip hop recording artist who hails from Brooklyn, New York, a breeding ground for some of the most iconic hip hop artists the world has ever known. Joining Joey at The Mercury Ballroom will be rappers Denzel Curry, Bishop Nehru, and Nyck Caution.
    When: October 16, 9 - 11:30 p.m.
    Where: Mercury Ballroom, 611 South 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202
    Cost: $23.50
    StageOne's "The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)" Featuring Squallis Puppets!
    StageOne Family Theatre opens its 2015-16 season in October with "The BFG (BIG FRIENDLY GIANT)." At 24 feet high, the gentle BFG is a dream catcher who delivers sweet dreams to children. With the help of an orphan named Sophie, the two set out on a quest for dreams; but soon find themselves battling against child-eating giants! Featuring puppets from Squallis Puppeteers, this Roald Dahl classic is fun, thrilling, and a pure delight for adventurers of all ages!
    When: October 17, 24, and 31 2 - 3 p.m.
    Where: Bomhard Theater, The Kentucky Center, 501 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
    Cost: $20 adults; $15 children 12 and under
    Nighttime Observatory Event 
    South Harrison’s observatory has some of the best equipment in the region thanks to a partnership with Jefferson Community and Technical College and our Park Astronomer, Henry Sipes.Nighttime Solar astronomy program.
    When: October 17, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
    Where: South Harrison Park, 8750 South Harrison Park DR. SE , Laconia, IN 47135
    Cost: Free!
    2nd Annual Fried Chicken Throw Down
    The 2nd Annual Fried Chicken Throw Down will be at the new ReSurfaced lot at 10th Street and the Ohio River in downtown Louisville. This sustainability inspired culinary competition will award cash prizes of $500 to the best chicken, best side, and best dessert, and the winners will be selected by ballot voting amongst the attendees. Participating restaurants will include Royals Hot Chicken, Wiltshire on Market, Joella's Hot Chicken, Farm to Fork, Over the 9, Roux, Marketplace, Gilberto Gelato, and others.
    When: October 17, 12 - 5 p.m.
    Where: ReSurfaced, 10th Street and the Ohio River, Louisville, KY 40202
    Cost: Admission to the event is free, and tastes will be sold for $3 for chicken and $2 for sides and desserts. All proceeds will benefit Slow Food Bluegrass' Garden Grant Program.
    Rivalry Gala
    The Rivalry Gala will be a one-of-a-kind evening with a limit of 100 seats. Celebrity Chef Edward Lee will prepare an exclusive three-course meal, will greet guests as well as present the dinner. In addition to Chef Lee’s involvement, there will be red and blue carpets for photo ops, a formal presentation of the American Cancer Society honorees, live and silent auctions, tethered hot-air balloon rides, an afterparty with band Familiar Faces, and local celebrities.
    When: October 17, 7 - 12 a.m.
    Where: Valhalla Golf Club, 15503 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, KY 40243
    Cost: Ticket prices vary, packages vary, check website.   
    The Bob Marley Wear Affair
    Let's get together and feel alright! Reggae in the Ville & MixaMedia Presents The Bob Marley Wear Affair! Put on your Bob Marley shirts and come enjoy a night of reggae, dancehall and soca with special tributes to the legendary Robert Nesta Marley throughout the night. Music by Ras Blenda & DJ Mixa. This event is 21+
    When: October 17, 11 p.m. - 4 a.m.
    Where: Gaslite Tavern, 9119 Galene Dr., Louisville, KY 40299
    Cost: $5
    Quiet Hollers’ Masquerade and Album Pre-release Party
    The Quiet Hollers are throwing a semi-formal masquerade and pre-release party for all of our Louisville friends, family, to come celebrate with us. Especially for the contributors of the Indiegogo campaign that allowed this album to come to fruition. Cake and champagne will be served, and there will be exclusive access to the new album. Because many supporters chose to give anonymously, they may now attend anonymously! There will also be a silent screening of a “documentary” the band filmed while on tour in August. The band asks that formal masquerade attire be at least somewhat observed. This event is 18+
    When: October 17, door 8 p.m. event begins at 9 p.m.
    Where: Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206
    Cost: $10 purchase tickets here
    Wine on the River
    Attend this amazing wine tasting event at the beautiful Big Four Lawn at Waterfront Park. Sample wine from national and international vineyards, with an "around the world" theme focusing on cultural regions with wine, food and beer in each selected area. There will also be live music and entertainment! This event is 21+.
    When: October 17, 2015 3 - 7 p.m.
    Where: Louisville Waterfront Park, 129 River Rd. Louisville, KY 40202
    Cost: $55 general admission, advance, $65 day of at the door, $75 VIP more ticket info here
    Fleur de Flea Vintage Urban Market
    Louisville's finest outdoor vintage urban market will take place this Saturday on the Waterfront Plaza on the banks of the Ohio River. Over 200 vendors from all over the South will be selling their vintage, antique, collectible, re-purposed, recycled and reclaimed goods. Check out the Kentucky Proud section and take home something unique. The best food trucks will be on hand serving lunch. Local craft beers will be available, as well as wine and sangria all day. The Market is a short walk from all the downtown hotels and a must-do for all out-of-town visitors. You don't want to miss this, it only happens twice a year!
    When: October 17 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Where: Waterfront Plaza, 231 Witherspoon Louisville, KY 40202
    Cost: Free!
    "Luna Gale" Conversation with the Artists
    Enjoy an engaging post-show chat with the cast of "Luna Gale," led by a member of the artistic staff. This event is free and follows the 2:30 p.m. performance of "Luna Gale" on October 18.
    When: October 18, 2:30 - 6:30 p.m.
    Where: Actors Theatre of Louisville, 316 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
    Cost: Post-show chat free, tickets for the show vary in price
    Hoosier Knobs C.A.R. Club Annual Car Show
    Enjoy this annual car show around the historic downtown square in Corydon, IN. Enjoy a beautiful fall day while you stroll through the rows of unmodified cars (twenty-five years or older) and listen to tunes from the past.
    When: October 18, 11 - 4 p.m.
    Where: Historic Square Downtown Corydon, Corydon, IN 47112
    Cost: Free!
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