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    Gridiron Glory at the Frazier History Museum

    There’s something for every fan, every family, every day during Gridiron Glory, the best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Covering more than 5000 square feet, Gridiron Glory is the most extensive exhibition ever built about America’s most popular sport. The Pro Football Hall of Fame has lent 200 of its rarest artifacts to the exhibition, including their Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophy, legendary football gear, photos and documents. Exclusive video footage from NFL Films and a series of interactive displays tackle everything from football’s cultural impact to the science behind the game. This groundbreaking exhibition puts visitors of all ages in the game alongside football’s greatest pioneers, players and coaches.
    August 7-9, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    August 10, Noon – 5 p.m.
    Frazier History Museum
    829 W. Main St.

    Adults (18+) $18.50, Students (14-17 & College w/ I.D.) $15.50, Children (5-13) $10, Children (4 & Under) No Charge

    Kentucky Opera Kickoff Party at the Brown Theatre
    Kentucky Opera celebrates its 2014/15 season with the Kentucky Opera Kickoff Party on Thursday, August 7 from 5 – 9 p.m. This free event will feature live entertainment, backstage tours, hors d'oeuvres from Wiltshire on Market, a complimentary champagne cocktail from Korbel, and giveaways every half hour. The first fifty guests will receive a swag bag courtesy of Café Press. Easy Rock and 102.3 the Max's Lambert and Lindsay Morning Show will broadcast live from 5 – 7 p.m. Those who subscribe at the event will get free parking at the Brown Theatre garage for the entire season! The Kentucky Opera 2014/15 season begins in September and will include performances of Fidelio, La Fanciulla Del West, A Streetcar Named Desire, and A Woman in Morocco.
    August 7, 5 – 9 p.m.
    Brown Theatre
    315 West Broadway
    Free and open to the public

    CenterStage Presents Spring Awakening
    CenterStage's stellar 2014-15 season of Broadway shows and public events begins with Spring Awakening, the rock musical that took Broadway by storm. This rousing musical is ultimately a timeless portrayal of the issues teens have faced throughout generations and the ongoing communication, or lack thereof, between parents and their children. Fusing morality, sexuality, and rock and roll, Spring Awakening caused critics to exclaim that it awakened Broadway like no other musical. It won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and was hailed by multiple drama critiques as the Best Musical of the Year. Spring Awakening performances are August 7, 9, 11, 14, and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and August 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Call 502-238-2709 or visit www.CenterStageJCC.org to reserve tickets.
    August 7, 7:30 p.m.
    Jewish Community Center
    3600 Dutchmans Lane
    Louisville, KY 40205
    $20 in advance; $22 at the door

    Turbo Fruits and Discount Guns at Zanzabar
    "Dave, tell 'em about your wrestling record." "Three wins, sixteen defeats. Beat the same kid twice. Lost to the state champion in six seconds." Clearly, the Turbo Fruits are not athletes. They are, however, a rock 'n' roll band that could likely take your state rock 'n' roll champion to the mat in less time than it takes to cue up a record. What the Nashville quartet lack in physical adeptness they make up for in wild abandon and unfettered debauchery, in buzzsaw guitars and pummeling, primal rhythms. And they STILL look good in a unitard and head gear. Okay, that might not be true, but they are definitely one of the most visceral rock groups in America, as is evidenced on their new album Butter. Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 11:59 pm). This event is 21 and over.
    August 7, 8 p.m. – 12 a.m.
    Zanzabar
    2100 South Preston Street
    $6-$8

    Copperhead Road: A Butchertown Social at the Copper & Kings Distillery
    Copper & Kings will host Copperhead Road: A Butchertown Social at their American brandy distillery Friday, Aug. 8 from 4 to 11 p.m. The free outdoor event will include brandy tastings, craft cocktails, and food from Doc Crow’s Southern Smokehouse & Raw Bar along with live music from The Hart Strings. “Copperheads” (all redheads natural or fake) will get their first drink for half price – red wigs encouraged. Distillery tours will be available for $5 per person from 4 to 7 p.m. To book a tour, visit copperheadroad.eventbrite.com.
    August 8, 4 – 11 p.m.
    Copper & Kings American Brandy
    1111 East Washington Street
    Price varies

    Annual Heirloom Tomato Dinner at Winston’s Restaurant
    A tomato cocktail, dessert, and entrée take over the menu at Winston’s Restaurant on Friday, August 8 and Saturday, August 9 during the annual heirloom tomato dinner. For years, Chef John Castro worked with local producers to bring the best tomato varieties to Winston’s and diners now have the opportunity to taste his selections. The evening starts at 6 p.m., when a special Singapore Sling cocktail with a tomato addition is served. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. The heirloom tomato dinner menu can be viewed below at the restaurant's website. Cost is $65 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Optional wine pairings are available for an additional $25 per person. For reservations, call 502-456-0980.
    August 8, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
    Winston's Restaurant
    3101 Bardstown Road
    $65

    Bourbon Mixer to Benefit Coalition for the Homeless
    Bourbon Brotherhood & the Whisky Chicks present the Bourbon Mixer benefiting the Coalition for the Homeless! Come join us for a one-of-a-kind experience that combines a bit of Kentucky history with a dash of bluegrass, adds in delicious southern cuisine with specialty auction items, and tops it all off with a splash of fine Kentucky Bourbon!
    August 8, 6:30 – 10 p.m.
    The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience
    528 West Main Street
    $100 per person, $180 per couple

    Friday Night Live! with Love & Theft
    On August 8, Love and Theft, accompanied by Justin Adams, joins us for the finale of Friday Night Live! 2014. After 7 p.m, patrons must be 21+ unless accompanied by a legal guardian. After 9 p.m, strictly 21+.
    August 8, 7 – 11 p.m.
    4th Street Live!
    400 South Fourth Street
    Free

    Braille for the Sighted: Workshops for Young People at the APH
    Be inspired by the story of Louis Braille, who was twelve when he conceived the writing system that changed the lives of blind people all over the world. Learn the basics of Louis's alphabet and practice writing on a braille slate and a braillewriter. Advanced students will learn more about braille contractions and whole word signs, as well as how to write music and do math with braille. Participants may attend one session, or both! Admission is free, but registration is required. Call 502-899-2213 or email kcarpenter@aph.org to register. Best for children ages 8-14.
    August 9, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    American Printing House for the Blind
    1839 Frankfort Avenue
    Free but registration required

    2nd Annual CQ Jam for WaterStep at Captain's Quarters
    The 2nd Annual “CQ Jam for WaterStep” will be held on Saturday, August 9th beginning at 4:00pm at Captain’s Quarters Riverside Grille in Prospect. Live music begins at 4:00pm with performances by Nashville recording artists Lindsay Willinger and Rob Johnson, the CMN Band, and The Decades- a 9-piece group with a power-horn section. The event will be headlined by Country Music Hall-of-Fame member Charlie McCoy and Grand Ole Opry fiddler, who will be joined by Louisville native Hoot Hester for a performance at 8:30pm. All proceeds from ticket sales, and a portion of the evening’s food and beverage sales, will benefit WaterStep.
    August 9, 4 – 11 p.m.
    Captain's Quarters Riverside Grill
    5700 Captain's Quarters Road
    $10 in advance, $15 at the door, $20 VIP

    Dinner and Concert at the Smith-Berry Winery
    Break out the boots and blue jeans! Tayler Lynch and Six Miles South will be joining us on August 9 for a night full of southern rock and country music fun! Be sure to take advantage of our early bird ticket special! Tickets will be on sale for a reduced rate of $22.95 until Wednesday, August 6 at midnight! Call our tasting room or visit our website to order tickets. We strongly recommend purchasing an advance ticket. We often sell out and can’t guarantee that tickets will be available at the door. Dinner starts at 6 p.m., and music starts at 6:30 p.m. Arrive early and bring your own chairs, blankets, etc.
    August 9, 6 – 9:30 p.m.
    Smith-Berry Vineyard & Winery
    855 Drennon Road
    $25 in advance, $30 at the door

    Shakespeare in the Park Presents Pericles
    Shakespeare in the Park presents Pericles as part of their 2014 Summer Season. The show only runs three nights, August 6, 8, & 10. The pre-show entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m., and the play begins promptly at 8 p.m. Stop by Central Park in Old Louisville for a taste of Shakespeare to satisfy your hunger for the arts.
    August 10, 8 – 10 p.m.
    Central Park, Old Louisville
    1340 South 4th Street
    Free

    99.7 DJX Summer Bridal Show at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
    Meet with Kentuckiana's best wedding professionals at our summer bridal show, featuring Kelly K of 99.7 DJX as our MC. Admission is free for registered brides and grooms, and all other guests are $7 each. This event includes free parking, food tasting from top caterers, and door prizes.
    August 10, 12 – 4 p.m.
    Brown & Williamson Club at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium
    2800 South Floyd Street
    Free for bride and groom, $7 for guests

    Carmichael's Kids Grand Opening Street Party
    Carmichael's Bookstore, Louisville's oldest independent bookstore, is pleased to announce the grand opening of Carmichael’s Kids, a new store with books, toys, games, and more — all exclusively for children. The store is located at 1313 Bardstown Road. To celebrate the opening, Carmichael’s will host a Block Party on Sunday, August 10 from 1 – 4 p.m. There will be games, activities, and special treats for youngsters, including performances by actors from Stage One, sing-alongs with musicians, face painting, a parade, live birds of prey from Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky, ice cream from the Comfy Cow, and much more. The event is free and open to the public and booklovers of all ages. Carmichael’s Kids will be open for business the week of August 4 and will be open seven days a week throughout the year. It will host weekly story times, special events, and visiting authors, including an event with best-selling adult and children’s author Carl Hiaasen on September 30 (details to be announced soon).
    August 10, 1 – 4 p.m.
    Carmichael's Bookstore
    2720 Frankfort Avenue
    Free

    Outdoor Antique Market at Farmington Historic Home

    This Sunday come enjoy a huge outdoor antique market at Farmington Historic Home! Over 75 vendors from three states will be set up, selling vintage, primitive, collectible, and repurposed items, plus much more. There will also be food and a farmers’ market! Come join the fun
    August 10, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    The Farmington Historic Plantation
    3033 Bardstown Rd.

    Photo provided by Copper Kings website

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