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    Looking for something to do this weekend that doesn't involve little conversation hearts and ooey-gooey romance? We've got you covered. If you're looking for some Valentine's Day-centric events, check out where to go and what to do this Valentine's Day in Louisville, or make reservations for one of these 25 Valentine's Day dinners in Louisville. Either way, subscribe to's Weekender newsletter to get suggestions like these delivered right to your inbox every week! 
    MegaBITE at the Kentucky Science Center
    Fill your stomach as well as your brain as you sample some local favorites and test our gastronomical creations! Explore the science behind food, sample local and eclectic bites, engage in demonstrations, and romp in a kids-free Kentucky Science Center.
    February 12, 6 – 10 p.m.
    Kentucky Science Center
    727 West Main Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    $15.00 for Members $20.00 for Non-Members with advanced purchase discount code: BITE $20.00 for Members $25.00 for Non-Members at the door
    University of Louisville’s French Film Fest: "Ernest & Celestine"
    This utterly charming animated film about an interspecies friendship is based on a series of children’s books by the Belgian author-illustrator Gabrielle Vincent (1929–2000) and comes from the makers of "Triplets of Belleville" and "Secret of Kells." University of Louisville’s French Film Fest with a different award-winning film shown for free each week. The films offered include classics, animation, documentary, comedy and drama. All films are in French, with English subtitles.
    February 13, 2 – 5 p.m.
    Floyd Theater of the Swain Student Activities Center
    2100 S. Floyd Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    (502) 852-6691
    Luke Bryan at the KFC Yum! Center
    Reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Luke Bryan will bring his "That's My Kind of Night Tour" to the KFC Yum! Center with special guests Randy Houser and Dustin Lynch.  Bryan wrapped 2013 having sold-out all dates on his “Dirt Road Diaries Tour,” performing for 1.3 million fans and started 2014 with all nineteen shows on the first leg dates of the “That’s My Kind of Night Tour” selling out.  
    February 12, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
    KFC YUM! Center
    1 Arena Plaza
    Louisville, KY 40202
    (502) 690-9000
    Ticket prices vary
    Once on This Island at Centerstage
    This enchanting musical fable, tells the story of forbidden love between people from two different worlds, a calypso-flavored re-telling of the traditional “Little Mermaid” tale. Book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. 
    February 12, 7:30-10 p.m.
    3600 Dutchmans Lane
    Louisville, KY 40205
    (502) 238-2709
    Ticket prices vary
    The Kentucky Opera Presents A Streetcar Named Desire
    Kentucky Opera completes the BROWN-FORMAN 2014-15 SEASON with a company premiere of André Previn and Philip Littell’s adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ powerful story, A Streetcar Named Desire. The opera in three acts was commissioned for and premiered by San Francisco Opera in 1998 conducted by the composer and directed by Colin Graham.
    February 13 + 15 8 - 11 p.m.
    Brown Theatre
    315 West Broadway
    Louisville, KY 40202
    $34 - $98

    Mile High Club at 8UP with DJ JP Source
     Our featured Friday DJ is JP Source, hang up and cheers to the weekend with us! JP Source digs deep. Taking inspiration from an eclectic combination of Disco, Soul, House, Electronica, and New Wave / Mutant Dance, his sets deconstruct and re-assemble pieces of music that he loves best. Since arriving in Louisville from the UK, JP Source has become a well-respected member of the local music community. Playing many parties and forging great partnerships with other DJ's in the area.
    February 13, 10 -11:30 p.m.
    350 W Chestnut St
    Louisville, KY 40202
    Free! Pricing on drinks + food vary
    14th Annual PAWS for a COLD Wet NOSE Gala
    Dinner & Dance Fundraiser benefit for the Animal Protection Association - NO Kill 100% volunteer facility in Jeffersonville Indiana. Featuring the Doo Wop All Stars, Dinner by Upper Crust Catering, Silent Auction, Raffle, 50/50!
    February 14, 7 – 11 p.m.
    Mellwood Art Center
    1860 Mellwood Avenue
    Louisville, KY
    The Hot Sardines at the Ogle Center
    What could be better than treating your sweetheart to some nice HOT SARDINES on Valentine's Day? The Sardine sound -- wartime Paris via New Orleans, or the other way around -- is steeped in hot jazz, salty stride piano, and the kind of music Louis Armstrong, Django Reinhardt and Waller used to make: Straight-up, foot-stomping jazz.
    February 14, 7:30-11 p.m.
    Ogle Center (IUS)
    4201 Grant Line Rd.
    New Albany, IN 47150
    (502) 941-2525
    $10 - $28
    Louisville Jewish Film Festival: “Above and Beyond”
    The 17th Annual Louisville Jewish Film Festival strives to show the richness and diversity of the Jewish experience by presenting the best contemporary international films. Through feature films, shorts, documentaries and student films, as well as conversations with guest speakers, the festival explores Jewish identity with the hope of increasing tolerance and educating its audiences. Above and Beyond is the movie for Sunday, February 15. This gripping documentary produced by Nancy Spielberg and directed by Roberta Grossman, director of Hava Nagila, combines archival footage and interviews to depict the history of the pilots who laid the foundation for the Israeli Air Force in 1948. This ragtag band of brothers not only turned the tide of the Independence war, they also laid the groundwork for the Israeli Air Force.
    February 15, 2 – 4 p.m.
    Congregation Adath Jeshurun
    2401 Woodbourne Ave
    Louisville, KY 40205
    (502) 458-5359
    $8.50 in advance, $10 at the door, $6 student
    Louisville Build, Renovate & Landscape Expo
    This comprehensive and expansive home show brings together homeowners and many of the most knowledgeable and experienced remodeling and building experts. Every aspect of the home can be explored, from the smallest design detail to the largest house addition. Professionals will be on hand to share their valuable knowledge to bring your ideas to life or inspire you with new ones. See the latest innovations and design trends. Experts will be showcasing everything for the home including, but not limited to the latest in cabinetry and countertops, flooring, sunrooms and additions, basement finishing, waterproofing, smart home automation, energy efficient windows and exterior products as well as the newest ideas pertaining to landscape installations. Be inspired by the feature gardens built right inside the convention center exhibit hall, surely a precursor to spring.
    February 13 – 15
    Kentucky International Convention Center
    221 Fourth Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    (502) 595-4381
    Adults $3, Children under 18 free
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