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    The Flea Off Market

    Home to over 200 artists, craftspeople, collectors, start-ups and local businesses of all kinds, The Flea is one of Louisville's favorite places to shop local. Flea patrons can expect to find used books, records, fine arts and crafts, antiques, jewelry, vintage clothing, bath and body products, candles, furniture and homewares, used tools, terrariums, fresh-cut flowers, organic produce and meat, bicycles, tarot readings...there's kinda everything under the sun. The Flea will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday this weekend. Follow the link below for dates.

    When: August 5, 4pm - 10pm; August 6, 11am - 6pm; August 7, 11am - 5pm
    Where: The Flea Off Market, 1007 E Jefferson Street
    Cost: Free to attend


    Republic Bank First Friday HOP

    The Republic Bank First Friday HOP is an art show, tourist attraction, street party and celebration of downtown Louisville that brings new visitors and new life to the Main and Market corridor. The HOP takes place on the first Friday of each month from 5-11pm, rain or shine, and is free and open to the public. Come check out the awesome culture of Downtown Louisville this Friday!

    When: August 5, 5pm - 11pm
    Where: Main and Market Street corridor downtown
    Cost: Free to attend


    Pokémon Go Lure-a-Thon

    Over 50 Poke stops will be activated with lure modules in front of participating Republic Bank August 5th - First Friday HOP event locations, so keep your eye out for some rare Pokémon!

    Member locations will be sharing tips on where and how to power up and find rare Pokémon. There will be street art, vendors, BBQ to benefit the parks, Flea Off, haunted tours, food trucks, music, and more, so bring your appetite and your walking shoes! For those who prefer to escape the heat, there will be free Pokémon Safaris on the air-conditioned Zerobus. Meet up with other Pokémon Go players and catch the bus every hour in front of Zephyr Gallery.

    When: August 5, 5pm - 11pm
    Where: Feast BBQ NuLu, 909 East Market Street
    Cost: Free to attend


    NuLu Hits the High Notes

    Kentucky Opera is celebrating 65 years of creativity, ingenuity and grand opera tradition with a passport party in the NuLu neighborhood. Celebrate our anniversary with sensational singers and mesmerizing musicians during the First Friday Hop! Pick up your event passport at any participating store or restaurant in NuLu. Then on August 5, you can explore NuLu to find Kentucky Opera performers, singing the best opera and musical theatre tunes from the last 65 years.

    When: August 5, 6pm - 9pm
    Where:  Market Street, NuLu
    Cost: Free to attend


    Pokémon Go Barhop in Downtown Louisville

    Catch 'em all while you drink 'em all!
    Everyone is welcome: Gym Leaders, Dedicated Trainers, Newbies, and Hoppers who just want to learn about the game and have some fun. What about those who just want to hang out in lovely Downtown Louisville and enjoy great drink specials while trolley-hopping from stop to stop? They're welcome, too, of course. This will be Louisville’s largest—possibly only—Pokémon GO Barhop to date, so you don't want to miss out. The barhop is go-at-your-own-pace, and Trainers are encouraged to ride the First Friday Trolley Hop that night. Lures will be placed at Pokéstops along the route to help Trainers catch ‘em all, and we won't be skimpy on them. We've also given each bar a Pokémon to concoct a special drink in essence of. Other specials will be announced throughout the week. All sales supports Kentucky STEAM Engine, a local non-profit focused on promoting science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) based initiatives.

    When: August 5, 6pm - 10pm
    Where: Troll Pub Under the Bridge, 150 W. Washington Street
    Cost: $15+


    17th Anniversary Art for the Animals

    The 17th Annual Art for the Animals benefit is an art-filled, jazzy event that brings Louisville’s best food, drink and people together to benefit the Shamrock Pet Foundation, Inc.  Featuring a live and silent art auction, this annual event features artwork donated by local, regional and national artists.  We have representation by Louisville’s best-known artists year after year.   Additionally, many of Louisville’s favorite restaurants donate food to the event that will delight your palate while deciding on which art to bid.

    When: August 5, 6pm - 10pm
    Where: Mellwood Arts Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave
    Cost: $75


    National Oyster Day at River House and Levee

    August 5th is National Oyster Day! Celebrate with River House and Levee, where Chef John Varanese will be serving up oyster and wine specials, as well as presenting three brand new oyster recipes! Patrons can vote on their favorite recipe, and the winning dish will be added to the Levee menu for the rest of August. If you love oysters - and even if you don’t - join us for a sophisticated night on the river.

    When: August 5, 11am - 12am
    Where: River House and Levee At the River House, 3015 River Road
    Cost: Free to attend


    Eli Young Band at Fourth Street Live!

    The Eli Young Band is performing at Fourth Street Live! this week! Come down for your favorite Friday party and rock out to some good ‘ol Texas music!

    When: August 5, 7pm
    Where: Fourth Street Live!
    Cost: $15+


    The New Vintage Presents Fly Golden Eagle and Graffiti

    Fly Golden Eagle are performing at The New Vintage this Friday! The group’s founder, Ben Trimble, was raised in Detroit with Kentucky roots, and music was always a part of his life, as natural as breathing. Graffiti, the Louisville quintet, will be performing as the opening act. Their energetic rock-psyche-garage blend, with little elements of post-punk and stoner rock, is the perfect complement to Fly Golden Eagle. Come see two great bands for one cover price!

    When: August 5, 9pm
    Where: The New Vintage, 2126 South Preston Street
    Cost: $10-12


    Kyrumption: Electronic Dance Music Party

    Kaiju is hosting Louisville's hottest and sexiest dance party! If you know Kaiju, you know it’ll be a crazy night to remember. Come jam to the electronic beats thrown down by our resident DJ Unkle Funk. In addition, this year’s guests include DJ Brindis and LB3. No cover charge! In addition, Bourbon Bent BBQ will be curbside to provide fuel to keep you partying all night long. Food service starts at 10pm until it’s gone!

    When: August 5, 10:30pm - 4am
    Where: Kaiju, 1004 E Oak Street
    Cost: Free to attend




    West Sixth Brewing & Big Green Egg Presents: The 8th Annual Kentuckiana EggFest

    Join us for the 8th Annual Kentuckiana EggFest! This year it is bigger and better than ever. Come for some great food and cooking tips as we celebrate the Big Green Egg from 9am to 3pm. The Ultimate Cooking Experience is hosted by Brownsboro Hardware & Paint. All proceeds are donated to Blessings in a Backpack and A Recipe To End Hunger.

    When: August 6, 9:30am - 3pm
    Where: Brownsboro Hardware & Paint, 4858 Brownsboro Road
    Cost: Free to attend


    Nellie Pearl at Migo

    Nellie Pearl will be playing a stripped down, acoustic set followed by a rockin' electric set at Migo. If you haven’t checked out this fantastic new bar in the Highlands, in the same restaurant family as Hammerheads and Game, you don’t know what you’re missing.

    When: August 6, 10pm
    Where: Migo, 2222 Dundee Road
    Cost: Free to attend


    PurpleStride 2016

    PurpleStride is the signature event of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Each year, in communities across the country, tens of thousands of people participate in more than fifty PurpleStride events, and for the first time, we’re adding PurpleStride Louisivlle! On Friday, join us in Waterfront Park for our inaugural 5K run & family friendly walk. Register now and join us for a day filled with hope and inspiration to raise funds, awareness and support for pancreatic cancer!

    When: August 6, 7:30am - 10:30am
    Where: Waterfront Park
    Cost: $10-35


    Splash 'n' Dash 5k Walk/Run

    Make a big splash to help kids at Kosair Children’s Hospital! Runners and walkers can choose to splash their way through a 5k obstacle course or a kid-friendly 1k course filled with fun and refreshing ways to cool off in splash zones. After the race, enjoy family-friendly activities in the “Just for Kids” Zone, including water slides, a splash park and obstacle course, and face painting.

    When: August 6, 9am
    Where: Beckley Creek Park, 1310 South Beckley Station Road
    Cost: $10


    Back to Basics: Graphic Novel Illustration Workshop

    Are you a hero or a villain? Discover how art can enrich storytelling in this workshop on illustrations in graphic novels. Participants will develop their illustrating and drawing skills to tell dramatic stories or heroic tales.

    When: August 6, 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Where: The Speed Art Museum
    Cost: $20 for Members; $30 for Non-Members


    Louisville Halloween Job Fair

    Like to scare people or just love the Halloween season? The Louisville Halloween Job Fair is the place to go to join the scariest team in town! There are 13 vendors looking for scary people just like you! The first 100 applicants to attend the event will get a FREE Louisville Halloween t-shirt, and ALL applicants will be entered to win Alice Cooper tickets, courtesy of the Louisville Palace. Live special effects make-up demos will be running throughout the event and monsters will be taking over the street to give you thrills and chills to get you ready to join the Halloween family.

    When: August 6, 11am - 4pm
    Where: 4th Street Live!, 400 South 4th Street
    Cost: Free to attend


    Neon River Music Festival

    Are you ready for a long overdue, highly anticipated music festival that fits your style? The city has rock festivals, hip-hop festivals, but what about the High Energy Dance Music? The city has been flirting with large scale EDM (Electronic Dance Music) events for a few years but has yet to have an event so massive that the entire region talks about it for years to come. Well Louisville, now is the time to sink or swim at the Neon River Music Festival. Get your squad and get ready.

    When: August 6, 5pm - 11pm
    Where: Waterfront Park
    Cost: $20+


    “The Pursuit of Perfection” Fashion Show

    Come out to Poise Models’ 7th annual Fashion Show, "The Pursuit of Perfection." Enjoy a night of fun in your best all-white outfit as we take you on an emotional roller-coaster ride!

    When: August 6, 5pm - 8pm
    Where: Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 West Muhammad Ali Boulevard
    Cost: $20+


    Umphrey's McGee Performs at Iroquois Amphitheater

    The Midwestern improve rock jam band is coming to Louisville! Umphrey’s McGee will be performing at the Iroquois Amphitheater this Saturday.  They will be joined onstage by The Main Squeeze, who seamlessly blend funk, soul and rock n’ roll. Together these two bands will definitely provide a night of fun and music perfect for your Saturday night. Doors open at 5:30pm.

    When: August 6, 7pm - 10pm
    Where: Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road
    Cost: $30 Day of Show


    Butchertown Get Down Week 1: Wet Hot American Summer with Dwight Johnson

    The Butchertown Get Down is a weekly movie-themed dance party in Louisville’s Butchertown neighborhood at Louis's the Ton throughout the months of August and September! Each week is themed off of a film and the film’s soundtrack, which inspires the DJ set while the film is projected on a wall. Week One features Dwight Johnson DJing a set inspired by Wet Hot American Summer! RSVP for free entry!

    When: August 6, 11pm - 2am
    Where: Louis's The Ton, 1601 Story Avenue
    Cost: Free to attend




    Hemp Festival at Locust Grove

    Learn about the past, present, and future of hemp cultivation for fiber, fuel, and food. The festival will include a demonstration of hemp growing, “braking”, and spinning, children’s activities, speakers and a Q&A session. Enjoy hemp-based foods at the Hemp Cafe, and shop for hemp products from our vendors. Locust Grove has just harvested the first hemp crop in Louisville for the past 50 years, and planted a second crop – see it grow!

    When: August 7, 12pm - 7pm
    Where: Historic Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Lane
    Cost:  $5 per car; Free for walkers and bikers


    Alice Cooper at the Louisville Palace

    With his influence on rock & roll long since acknowledged, there is little that Alice Cooper hasn't achieved in his remarkable career, including platinum albums, sold-out tours and any number of honors and career achievement awards. As he heads back out on the concert trail each year, Cooper insists he's still motivated to continue touring and recording albums. Cooper is coming to the Louisville Palace this Sunday for his latest performance. Be sure not to miss it!

    When: August 7, 8pm - 11pm
    Where: Louisville Palace, 625 South Fourth Street
    Cost: $39.50+


    Brewer's Kit Competition

    Come out to Apocalypse Brew Works for your chance to make the best brew! Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to compete to see just how good your homemade brew is. Beer must be submitted in a 5-gallon keg to put on the cold-plate for people to sample over the course of the brew-in. Please contact us if you don’t currently keg, but still want to enter. Be sure to check out the website below to register and to see the rules.

    When: August 7, 9am - 11am
    Where: Apocalypse Brew Works, 1612 Mellwood Avenue
    Cost: Free to attend the tasting


    Tiki Sunday at The Hub

    Cane Run Estate Rum presents tropically-tinged music and an incredible one-off Tiki cocktail menu devised specially for this event. Grab a special Tiki mug and head to the patio. It's the perfect combination of music, venue and vibes. Floral patterns and any parrot based regalia is STRONGLY encouraged! No cover charge.

    When: August 7, 2pm - 7pm
    Where: The Hub Louisville, 2235 Frankfort Avenue
    Cost: Free to attend


    CycLOUvia in Three Points

    Imagine taking a stroll down one of Louisville’s bustling urban corridors, not on the sidewalk, but right down the middle of the street. CycLOUvia is your opportunity to experience Louisville as you never have before, by walking, cycling, skateboarding, or dancing in the street. CycLOUvia is coming to Three Points. Louisville Metro's open streets program is expanding to the Germantown, Schnitzelburg and Shelby Park neighborhoods. Goss Avenue, Shelby Street and Logan Street will be open to people instead of cars from Texas Avenue to Mary Street. Many businesses along the corridor will be open and engaging the street with specials for the event. Come enjoy your streets in a whole new way.

    When: August 7, 2pm - 6pm
    Where: Goss Avenue, Logan Street and Shelby Street

    Cost: Free to attend


    24th Annual Taste of Frankfort Avenue

    Enjoy sampling savory nibbles and sweet treats from over twenty of the finest restaurants along Frankfort Avenue! Each year, patrons have the opportunity to enjoy sampling appetizers, entrées and desserts that represent a broad spectrum of cuisines and ethnic styles. Attendees vote for the best dish, and the People’s Choice Award is handed out to the crowd’s favorite restaurant each year. In addition, local celebrity judges are on hand and award prizes to restaurants they rate as the event’s best appetizer, entrée, and dessert.

    When: August 7, 5pm - 8pm
    Where: Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street
    Cost: $45+


    Louisville Bats vs Columbus Clippers

    Come cheer on the Louisville Bats as they take on the Columbus Clippers this weekend! Today, the first 2,000 fans to arrive will receive a free Bats logo hat! And it’s Sunday, which means kids under 12 eat free.

    When: August 7, 6pm - 9pm
    Where: Louisville Slugger Field
    Cost: $13+

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