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    60th Annual St. James Court Art Show

    Celebrating its 60th anniversary, the St. James Court Art Show is a juried fine arts and fine crafts show that hosts an impressive 725 artists from North America. Held in the heart of historic Old Louisville among the country’s largest collection of Victorian homes, the St. James Court Art Show has for over five decades provided our neighborhood, city and state with a rich cultural and artistic legacy. Check out and buy art from local artists and food vendors!

    When: September 30, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; October 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; October 2, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Where: 1402 St James Court
    Website: St. James Court Art Show
    Cost: Free to attend

    IdeaFestival 2016 | Kentucky Center

    Join a unique group of thinkers, doers and innovators at IdeaFestival! The IdeaFestival is a three-day, non-linear event that attracts and invites curious minds from around the globe to celebrate innovation, imagination and world-changing ideas. We invite you to join this unique gathering of leaders in Louisville and see where staying curious can take you. This is IdeaFestival’s last day, so get your pass before they’re sold out!
    When: September 30, 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
    Where: Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St.
    Website: IdeaFestival
    Cost: $150 for a one-day pass

    IdeaFestival 2016: Single Sessions | Kentucky Center

    If you are tight on time this year, join us for an IF single session or two and ‘Embrace the Danger of New Ideas.’ Single sessions vary in length and time and take place throughout the day. For a full list of the many intriguing topics, visit the website below.
    When: September 30, session times vary
    Where: The Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St.
    Website: IdeaFestival Single Sessions
    Cost: $30; $35 for noon sessions (lunch included)

    Matthaüs | Zanzabar

    Matthaüs is a new Chicago-based band focused on bringing a different musical aesthetic and style to venues and audiences with more pop sensibilities. The music strives to be challenging and inviting, visceral, intellectual, grand and humble. Matthaüs is led by musician and composer Ben Montalbano, and their first EP released in March.
    When: September 30, 9 p.m.
    Where: Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St.
    Website: Zanzabar
    Cost: $8

    Laser Radiohead Show | Rauch Planetarium

    This is the last day to experience Laser Radiohead at UofL’s Rauch Planetarium. This laser show set to some of Radiohead’s most loved songs isn’t just for students. Don’t miss out on your last chance to witness this emotional roller coaster of a laser show.
    When: September 30, 11 p.m.-midnight
    Where: University of Louisville, Gheens Science Hall & Rauch Planetarium,106 W. Brandeis Ave.
    Website: Rauch Planetarium
    Cost: $8

    Grand Opening | Makers' Crucible

    Join us for our Boutique Grand Opening, in conjunction with the St. James Court Art Fair. Our Fashion Trunk Show will feature MJ Kinman Textiles, BloFISH, The New Blak, Jenny Threads and more! Outside our boutique, there will be mural painting, glass blowing with hands-on workshops and food trucks. And inside we’ll host an Evening of Fashion starting at 7 p.m., as well as a Dessert Bar Trunk Show.
    When: September 30, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
    Where: Makers' Crucible, 737 S. Third St.
    Website: Makers' Crucible
    Cost: Free to attend

    UnFair Art Show | Mag Bar

    Founded in 1997, the annual UnFair Art Show is an institution in Old Louisville. Each year, thousands of art lovers come out to mingle among friends and imbibe vast quantities of beer and spirits, all while music and creativity fills the air. All art is local, affordable and ready-to-buy. Traditionally, the UnFair embraces vice and subversiveness. It is an art show for locals by locals that strives to exemplify Louisville culture during the St. James Court Art Show a block up the street. The eclectic mix of creative minds that participate includes a wide variety of styles and techniques.
    When: September 30 – October 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Where: Mag Bar, 1398 S. Second St.
    Website: UnFair Art Show 
    Cost: Free to attend

    Louisville Women's Volleyball vs. Wake Forest University |
    KFC Yum! Center

    Come out to the Yum! Center to cheer on our women’s volleyball team as they take on the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest University. Go Cards!
    When: September 30, 7 p.m.
    Where: KFC YUM! Center, 1 Arena Plaza
    Website: KFC Yum! Center Events 
    Cost: $6+



    KMAC Bourbon Bash

    Come early or come late! Bourbon Bash guests can expect tastings featuring Kentucky's finest bourbons and unique culinary pairings by Bobby Benjamin of Butchertown Grocery. And for the first time ever, there will be a very special Bourbon University tasting experience and game area. Throughout the evening, Bourbon Bash guests will interact with notable guest artists and one-time art experiences, and enjoy live music and DJ sets! All proceeds from Bourbon Bash support museum exhibition and outreach.
    When: October 1, 8 p.m.-midnight
    Where: Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, 715 W. Main St.
    Website: KMAC Bourbon Bash 
    Cost: $100

    Louder Than Life 2016 | Champions Park

    Following a 2015 sellout with 50,000 in attendance, Louder Than Life returns to Champions Park near downtown Louisville this weekend for the third annual destination festival celebrating the region’s culture and cuisine! It will feature award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food, craft beer and some of the biggest names in rock music. Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold top a mind-blowing music lineup of over 35 bands on three stages, with performances from Disturbed, Korn, Slayer, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick and many, many more. For the full lineup, check out the link below. Tickets are going fast, so get yours today!
    When: October 1 & 2, 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
    Where: Louisville Champions Park, 2050 River Road
    Website: Louder Than Life
    Cost: $80+ single day tickets; $110+ weekend pass

    Nunnlea Craft Fair | Nunnlea Historic Home

    This annual craft fair takes place at the Historic Nunnlea Home, which was built in 1860. The house will have artists in each room as well as on the front porch and in the front yard. The 50 craft artists will be offering a wide variety of quality handmade items including, jewelry, gourd art, fiber arts, glass, woodcrafts and pottery. Visitors to the craft fair are also invited to enjoy a special seasonal lunch at the Calico Café located inside the Nunnlea Historic Home. The menu will include a selection of gourmet sandwiches, soups and desserts.

    When: October 1, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Where: Nunnlea Historic Home, 1940 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy
    Website: Nunnlea Craft Fair
    Cost: Free to attend

    5th Annual Canoemobile | Riverview Park

    Join Louisville's Parks and Recreation and partners on guided canoe trips on the Ohio River! This event is designed for individuals and families who are new to canoeing, allowing them to experience the water in safe and stable voyageur canoes, which hold 10 to 15 people. All safety equipment and trained staff are provided. The event is open to anyone ages 3 and older.

    When: October 1, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Where: Riverview Park, 8202 Greenwood Road
    Website: Canoemobile
    Cost: Free to attend

    Halloween Spooktacular | Brown Theatre

    The Louisville Orchestra’s Halloween Spooktacular is family fun for all ages! Enjoy this early Halloween concert perfect for the whole family. Halloween music and activities engage youngsters in the thrill of the orchestra. And at the end of the concert, there will be a costume parade.
    When: October 1, 11 a.m.-noon
    Where: Brown Theatre, 315 W. Broadway
    Website: Brown Theatre 
    Cost: $15

    Ales & Trails | Seneca Park

    Explore the heart of Louisville Parks in a day of yoga, hiking, biking, running and brews. Enjoy fresh-pressed juice from The Weekly Juicery and a bike clinic with the Kentucky Mountain Biking Association. After an active afternoon, head to Great Flood Brewing Company for a couple rounds of free beer and light bites.
    When: October 1, 12:30-5 p.m.
    Where: Seneca Park, 3151 Pewee Reese Road
    Website: Ales & Trails
    Cost: Free to attend; registration required

    Germantown Schnitzelburg Oktoberfest

    Join the Germantown Schnitzelburg Business Association in supporting the community and having fun at the Germantown Schnitzelburg Oktoberfest! This neighborhood block party will celebrate the season and its heritage with a stein relay race, a barrel roll contest and an all-you-can-eat frankfurter contest. Throughout it all, your ears will be serenaded with the sweet sounds of Squeezebot and the Uncommon Houseflies, and your taste buds will be tantalized by German style foods. Grab your stein, throw on your lederhosen and join us to roll out the barrel!
    When: October 1, 4-11 p.m.
    Where: Corner of Goss and Hickory, 1041 Goss Ave.
    Website: Germantown Oktoberfest
    Cost: Free to attend

    The World's Largest Halloween Party | Louisville Zoo

    If scary is no fun for your little ones, then don’t miss the sweetest party in town. Join the Louisville Zoo for an evening of magical Halloween fun for the whole family as storybook scenes come to life with costumed characters and trick-or-treating throughout the Zoo for kids 11 and under. The Zoo invites you to dress up for their merry, not-so-scary Halloween Party and meet your favorite pirates, princesses, superheroes and other storybook characters.

    When: October 1, 5-10:30 p.m.
    Where: The Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way
    Website: Halloween at the Zoo
    Cost: $9

    Zwane Day | Holy Grale

    On Saturday, glasses will be raised all around the globe as beer lovers take part in this preeminent international toast. We raise our glasses together in celebration of a very special brewery, Cantillon (Brussels, Belgium), and the tradition, passion, innovation and skill that has driven the Cantillon/Van Roy family to create lambics for over 100 years. For the sixth year, Holy Grale is honored to be one of 28 distinguished beer bars in the U.S. and 60 in the world to participate in this incomparable beer event. In the past, we have been lucky to share this very special day with so many like-minded, appreciative and gracious people who share a common love and respect for well-made beer. We can't wait to see many of you again this year! 
    When: October 1, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
    Where: Holy Grale, 1034 Bardstown Road
    Website: Zwane Day
    Cost: $15 cash only

    Light the Night Walk | Slugger Field

    The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk funds treatments that are saving lives of patients today. Come join us at Slugger Field and help us light the night! Join us for this family-friendly evening featuring music, food, Kids Glow Zone and fireworks!

    When: October 1, 5-9 p.m.
    Where: Slugger Field, 401 E. Main St.
    Website: Light the Night
    Cost: Free to attend

    A Big Screen Bash: Calling All Dappers & Flappers! | The Gillespie

    Celebrate film characters of the roaring ‘20s!  There will be signature cocktails and bourbon tastings, delicious hor d'oevres, a gourmet dinner, desserts from Cellar Door Chocolates, a photography station and music and dancing! The dress code is costume or cocktail. Each year, this event raises significant funds in support of the American Lung Association.  Contributions help fund cutting-edge medical research, patient services, education and advocacy for public policy in support of the association's mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. 
    When: October 1, 6:30-11 p.m.
    Where: The Gillespie, 421 W. Market St.
    Website: A Big Screen Bash
    Cost: $150



    Louisville Brewery Relay | BBC St. Matthews

    Teams will relay to five different breweries in the downtown Louisville area. You may choose to run one or two loops, and the start and end point for each is BBC in St. Matthews. The route will take you through Apocalypse Brew Works, Falls City Brewing Co., Monnik Beer Co. and Great Flood Brewing Co. While one team member is running, the rest of the team may travel to the next exchange point via car. There, they will hand off at the exchange point and switch runners. Participating breweries will offer various samples, giveaways and beer specials. This relay will benefit Active Heroes. Support our local brewers and keep Louisville weird.
    When: October 2, 11 a.m.
    Where: BBC St. Matthews, 3929 Shelbyville Road
    Website: Brewery Relay
    Cost: $60 team of three; $100 team of five

    Arts & Artists of Cave Hill | Cave Hill Cemetery

    Join Steve Wiser as he journeys through the cemetery pointing out the visual art that makes Cave Hill unique, as well as the artists that are interred on the grounds. RSVP by calling (502) 451-5630.

    When: October 2, 1-3 p.m.
    Where: Cave Hill Cemetery, 701 Baxter Ave.
    Website: Cave Hill Foundation
    Cost: $15

    Tom Jones | Louisville Palace

    Tom Jones became one of the most popular vocalists to emerge from the British Invasion. Since the mid-'60s, Jones has sung nearly every form of popular music. Pop, rock, show tunes, country, dance and techno – he's sung it all. His actual style – a full-throated, robust baritone that had little regard for nuance and subtlety – never changed. He just sang over different backing tracks.

    When: October 2, 7:30-10:30 p.m.
    Where: The Louisville Palace, 625 S. Fourth St.
    Website: Tom Jones
    Cost: $35+

    Blind Pilot | Headliners

    Blind Pilot began in 2007 when Israel (vocals, guitar) and Ryan (drums) embarked on a West Coast bicycle tour, playing mostly to unfamiliar listeners at small-town venues. The band now exists as a 6-piece ensemble, featuring fellow Oregonians Luke Ydstie (upright bass, backing vocals), Kati Claborn (banjo, dulcimer, backing vocals), Ian Krist (vibraphones) and Dave Jorgensen (keyboards, trumpet).
    When: October 2, 8 p.m.
    Where: Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road
    Website: Blind Pilot
    Cost: $18 in advance; $20 day of show

    Louisville FC Playoffs | Slugger Field

    The Eastern Conference's No. 2 seed, Lou City will start its pursuit of the USL Cup against the No. 7-seeded Richmond Kickers at Louisville Slugger Field. Break out those scarves and purple jerseys to show your support!
    When: October 2, 7-9 p.m.​
    Where: Louisville Slugger Field​
    Website: Louisville City
    Cost: $15+

    Hacksaw Jim Duggan | The Comedy Caravan

    As a one-night-only special event, The Laughing Derby presents Jim Duggan! Offering professional wrestling fans a ringside seat into his adventurous life, WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Jim Duggan recounts for the first time key moments and legendary bouts both inside and outside the ring.
    When: October 2, 8 p.m.
    Where: The Laughing Derby, 1250 Bardstown Road
    Website: Laughing Derby
    Cost: $20+

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