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    Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic Presented By Papa John’s

    Showcasing the nation’s elite basketball players, kick off the Kentucky Derby Festival with the Basketball Classic.  The roster includes one McDonald’s All-Americans, 2 Parade All-Americans, as well as University of Louisville signees Chinanu Onuaku, Quentin Snider and Jaylen Johnson and Indiana recruits Robert Johnson and Max Hoetzel.  The game features 10 players ranked in the Top 30 nationally by recruiting services, and  Nearly all of the players scheduled to participate are ranked among the Top 50 nationally. 
    April 18, 7 – 10 p.m.
    Freedom Hall
    937 Phillips Lane
    Louisville, KY 40209
    (502) 367-5144
    Tickets $13 and $18 reserved

    Theatre [502] presents - The Stranger and Ludlow Quinn

    The serial stories of Ludlow Quinn, Harry Houdini, the mysterious Stranger Millicent Stone, and our hero – 15-year-old Louisvillian Bonnie Burke, have intrigued and surprised Trolley Hop audiences on First Fridays since June 2013. Now, Theatre [502] presents five chances to catch all ten chapters AND the epic conclusion in one fluid story. Ludlow Quinn is the most powerful magician you've never heard of. Whether you've traveled with us on this whole yearlong journey, or you’re just hearing about this powerful magician, you'll find the complete tale teeming with magic and adventure. We don’t promise the “real” story (because a magician never tells her secrets), but we promise the whole saga.

    April 18, 8 – 10 p.m.

    Baron's Theater at Whiskey Row Lofts
    131 W Main Street
    Louisville, Kentucky 40202

    22nd Annual Easter Parade on Frankfort Avenue

    The parade will travel from Stilz to Haldeman Avenue and include floats of all shapes and sizes, an appearance by the Easter Bunny and tons of free candy. The "Good Ears" awards will be presented to the most creative float and the most outrageous Easter bonnet. This is a FREE, family friendly event.

    April 19, 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Frankfort Avenue
    Stilz to Haldeman
    Louisville, KY 40206

    Adoption Event for Hand-in-Paw Rescue

    Hand-in-Paw Rescue will be hosting an Adoption Event and Donation Drive so that the community can meet the adorable puppies of HIP and potentially find their new best friend. Hand-in-Paw has many puppies that are looking for a home and if you interested in adopting or fostering one of these puppies, you won't want to miss this event.
    April 19, 10 – 4 p.m.
    CVS Pharmacy
    3900 Shelbyville Road
    Louisville, Kentucky 40223

    Contact via email

    Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon/Minimarathon

    The annual Kentucky Derby Festival Marathon and Minimarathon will include participants running via 13.1-mile route or 26.2 mile route to Preston & Witherspoon Streets finish. This years sponsors include: Walmart and HumanaVitality. The official Race Medical Partner is Norton Sports Health and the contributing Sponsors: ASICS, Bluegrass Family Health, Churchill Downs, Courier-Journal Media, and Powerade.

    April 19, 7:30 – 3 p.m.
    Main Street near Slugger Field
    Louisville, KY 40202
    584- FEST
    Free for spectators. Entry fee for participants

    Bead & Jewelry Show at the Ramada Plaza Hotel

    The National Exhibitors presents a wide variety of: beads, beading craft supplies, jewelry making supplies, a huge variety of gemstones, silver, copper, and bronze craft supplies. You can speak and work with lampwork artists, bead wholesalers and retailers, learn how to attend classes for making jewelry, and learn an introduction to beading and making finished jewelry. While at this event you can learn to make jewelry and start a business on the side, make unique jewelry, take classes, and meet national suppliers. This event is open to the public.

    April 19, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Ramada Plaza Hotel
    9700 Blue Grass Parkway
    Louisville, Kentucky 40229

    In case you need it, here’s a hand-dandy list of Easter brunches being held around Louisville. Make your reservation ASAP!

    In case you need it, here’s a great list of Easter egg hunts and other similar events being held around Louisville.

    Have a fantastic weekend!

    Photos courtesy of Hand-in-Paw’s facebook page.

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