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    How is it time for back-to-school sales? How is it even August? If your summer's flown by, you're not alone - the past few months have been hopping with stuff to do in Lou. But let's not stop the fun now! 
    Here are our picks for where to go and what to do this weekend in Louisville. Want an event listing like this delivered to your inbox every week? Subscribe to's Weekender here! 
    Radiotronic Concert
    This free concert is a fundraiser and awareness event for the Coalition for the Homeless. A cash bar and food will be available from Tea Station Chinese Bistro, Mike’s Kentucky Kitchen, and Zoom Zoom Yum food truck, and a portion of the proceeds from food and bar sales will benefit the Coalition.
    When: August 13, 6 - 10 p.m.
    Where: Norton Commons Amphitheater, 9420 Norton Commons Bvld, Louisville, KY 40059
    Cost: Free!     
    Umphrey's McGee
    Enjoy Umphrey's McGree at Iroquois Ampitheater! Read's preview here.
    When: August 13, 7 - 11 p.m.
    Where: Iroquois Amphitheater , 1080 Amphitheater Road , Louisville, KY 40214
    Cost: All Ages. $27.50 advance, $30 day of  
    Big Atomic with Jack Holiday & the Westerners
    Big Atomic is a Jam, Rock and Punk band from Murray, Kentucky. From pulsing dance songs, extended jams, smooth R & B to funky rock & roll, Big Atomic has proven to be a very versatile group! Jack Holiday & the Westerners is a local band whose primary focus is the story line which surrounds the music.
    When: August 13, 11 - 3 a.m.
    Where: Hideaway Saloon , 1607 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205
    Cost: $2
    "Frozen" Sing-Along at the Louisville Zoo
    Enjoy a movie under the stars at the wildest theater in town. Watch your favorite movies on our giant inflatable screen. The Zoo Crew will provide free entertainment before the show. Snacks and other refreshments will be available for purchase. Don’t forget to pack your blanket or lawn chairs.
    When: August 14, 6 - 8:30 p.m.
    Where: The Louisville Zoo, 1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213
    Cost: Movie nights are FREE to Zoo members and only $5 after 5 p.m. for non-members
    Small Time Napoleon with Nellie Pearl
    This family-friendly event features lively music by regional bands and farm fresh food from local vendors. It’s a down-home evening where you can be surrounded by farmland and woodlands in the company of family and friends. All events are rain or shine. Bring blankets, chairs, friends, family and even pets (on leash). Ticket includes admission and parking. Food, beverages and sweet treats available to purchase. Check out's preview here!
    When: August 14, 6 - 10:30 p.m.
    Where: Foxhollow Farm, 8905 Kentucky 329, Crestwood, KY 40041
    Cost: $10
    Holistic Health and Wellness Fair
    There will be multiple activities at this free community health and wellness fair including: health screenings, HIV testing, massage therapy, healing touch, reflexology, cooking demos, healthy eating, senior services, aerobic and hula hoop fitness, and much more!  It's ALL free, free, free, with giveaways, drawings, door prizes and more!
    When: August 15, 10 - 2 p.m.
    Where: Third Central United Christian Church, 3900 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40211
    Cost: Free!     
    3rd Annual Rising Sun Regatta
    The Rising Sun Regatta is free and fun for all ages. With about 50 boats racing in these events, this will ensure the river will be jammed with boats and excitement all day long. Racing teams travel from all parts of the United States to participate in these national powerboat championships. There will be food and arts and crafts vendors. There will be a bouncy house play area for kids as well.
    When: August 15, 16, 12 - 6 p.m.
    Where: Ohio River, Front Street, Rising Sun, IN 47040
    Cost: Free!     
    Fat Boy Classic
    The Fat Boy Classic Foundation is a 501C non-profit organization geared towards raising money and awareness for Kosair Charities of Louisville, KY. The annual golf tournament entitled, “The Fat Boy Golf Classic” helps to achieve raising money for Kosair Charities.
    When: August 15, 1 - 5:30 p.m.
    Where: Wildwood Country Club, 5000 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40291
    Cost: $85- all proceeds from participant registration, event sponsorship, and donations go to benefit the children of Kosair Charities.
    Crane House Night Market: Ramen Edition
    Beat the summer heat with some iced cold boba tea and some delicious hot ramen! What a combo! Crane House Young Professionals will be setting up a Night Market right behind Crane House. Enter the building to view beautiful Asian photography work and head to the back for great music, drink, and RAMEN! Click here to read's preview!
    When: August 15, 6 - 10 p.m.
    Where: Asia Institute-Crane House, 1244 S. Third Street, Louisville, KY 40203
    Cost: $10 single bowl; $15 all-you-can-eat, boba tea available for $5/cup All proceeds go to benefit the Crane House and strengthening the cultural presence in Louisville.       
    "Toy Story 3" Twilight Cinema
    Spend an evening under the stars and enjoy a movie on our JUMBO screen! Entertainment, inflatables, games and more begin at 7:30 p.m., movie shows at dark. August 15's movie will be "Toy Story 3."
    When: August 15, 7:30 - 10 p.m.
    Where: Jeffersonville Riverstage, Riverside Drive, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
    Cost: Free!     
    Kick-Off Party for the World’s Largest Disco Ball, Featuring Tony and the Tanlines
    There will be a dance-off, best dressed competition and much more at this kick-off party for the world's largest disco ball. Click here to learn how locals raised the funds to create the world's largest disco ball! 
    When: August 15, 9 p.m. - 2 a..m.
    Where: Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206
    Cost: $10
    Summer of Soul Night
    The Soul Lounge Summer of Soul Poetry and Music Series continues this Sunday, featuring four of the region's most soulful bands and jazzy soul singers. Bashiri Asad from Indianapolis, IN will open the evening of entertainment with a mix of his originals followed by Southern Indiana native Ryan Marsh. Next up will be Louisville’s own jazz band extraordinaire NIGHTBREEZE and closing out the night with their signature mix of jazz and soul, crowd favorite from Indianapolis IN The Michael Group. This evening of FREE musical entertainment will be held in downtown Louisville, KY on the KFC YUM! Center Norton’s Healthcare Plaza. For one night the arena’s beautiful fountain will be transformed into a performance stage. The entire community is invited to attend!
    When: August 16, 5 - 9 p.m.
    Where: KFC YUM! Center, 1 Arena Plaza, Louisville, KY 40202
    Cost: Free!     
    PBR Bingo Resurrection Sunday!
    Enjoy PBR Bingo, prizes, sideshow and burlesque performances,  and live music from Tinderbox Circus Show, HOT DAMN!, the Rotten Cores featuring Dr. Sick Justin Carr on fiddle, Stronger Sex, and more!
    When: August 16, 7 - 12 a.m.
    Where: The Cure Lounge, 1481 south Shelby Street , Louisville , KY 40206
    Cost: $5
    Ultimate Summer Bridal Show
    Come to this summer's premier bridal show! This is your chance to meet with the area's best wedding professionals and vendors. Many prizes will be available for bridal show attendees: is giving away $1k in cash coupons to one lucky bride/groom that can be used just like cash with the eligible vendors at this bridal show; Personal Travel will be giving away a honeymoon stay. Be sure to pre-register and check the website for details on these giveaways and more!
    When: Sunday, August 16, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    Cost: Free for registered brides and grooms (register here) $7 for all other guests. Parking for this event is free.
    Keep in mind, event details change all the time, so check with the venue before jaunting off into your perfect string of weekend fun. If you notice an error in our event information, please email to have it corrected. Want an event listing like this delivered to your inbox every week? Subscribe to's Weekender here! 
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