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    As always, there's lots to do in Derby City this weekend. Listen up!

    Louisville Bats vs. Scranton at Slugger Field

    Come see the Louisville Bats take on Scranton at home!
    May 29, 6:30 – 9 p.m.
    Louisville Slugger Field
    401 East Main Street
    Louisville, KY 40208
    Price varies

    FAT Friday Trolley Hop
    Frankfort Avenue will host the FAT Friday Trolley Hop on Friday, May 30th from 6:00 - 10:30 p.m. Many businesses along the Avenue will host live music, offer special sales, and serve refreshments. Free trolleys will run along Frankfort Avenue from Cannons Lane to River Road. The FAT Friday Trolley Hop, held year-round on the final Friday of every month, provides free parking and trolley transportation to participating shops, restaurants, and galleries. The trolley program relies on the support of member businesses to cover the cost of the free public trolley service.
    May 30, 6 – 10:30 p.m.
    Frankfort Avenue
    1201 Story Avenue
    Louisville, KY 40206

    DJ Rugger at Decca
    Join Decca for a night of good food and great music as they host bands for your listening pleasure.
    May 30, 9 – 11 p.m.
    812 East Market Street
    Louisville, KY 40206
    Pricing of meal varies

    Kosair Charities Open Car & Motorcycle Show 

    Since 2009, Bob Beatty and his team have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for Kosair Kids in need of organ transplants by raffling a refurbished classic car. This year, his team is attempting to hit the $1 million mark. In order to reach his goal, he’s calling in friends from across the country and inviting them to show off their autos at the Kosair Charities Open Car and Motorcycle Show. Registration is now open for Louisville’s first Kosair Charities Open Car and Motorcycle Show at Mike Linnig’s. The car show takes place from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., with live music by the Monarchs from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
    May 31, 1 – 5 p.m.
    Mike Linnig's
    9308 Cane Run Road
    Louisville, KY 40258
    $15 registration; free to attend

    All Day Board Games at the Ramada Plaza Hotel

    The Louisville Board Gamers are proud to host their next All Day board gaming event. Come and meet new people while playing games from our extensive library of games! Join us at the Ramada Plaza Louisville on Saturday May 31st from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Admission is $5 at the door. We have a wide variety of board gaming genres ranging from classics to Euro games to social and card games! Visit our site at or find us on Facebook at for more details.
    May 31, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
    Ramada Plaza Hotel
    9700 Bluegrass Parkway
    Louisville, KY 40299
    $5; children 8 and under are free.

    Trackside with C-J Jennie: Basics of Betting
    Join the Courier-Journal's racing writer Jennie Rees and her colleagues on May 31 at Churchill Downs for her second Trackside with C-J Jennie event. The Basics of Betting runs from noon until 1:30 during which Jennie will provide a crash course in reading the program and the basic principles of betting. The event starts in Churchill Downs' Parlay near Gate 1. Afterward, come hang out in Section 117 with C-J Jennie and her friends John Asher, Jill Byrne, Donna Barton Brothers, Gary Palmisano, Ed DeRosa and Jessie Oswald. You must register to attend the first part (in the Parlay) and to secure a seat in our reserved section in 117. Register at Free admission and free program to the first 100 to register.

    May 31, 12 – 6 p.m.

    Churchill Downs
    700 Central Avenue
    Louisville, KY 40208
    Up to $3

    The Thoroughbred Chorus in Concert at IUS
    Thrill at the sound of four-part harmony from one of the region's premiere a cappella singing groups, the Thoroughbred Chorus. You'll enjoy a mix of tunes from the Great American Songbook, patriotic numbers, barbershop favorites and more. Experience it all in one of the region's best acoustic settings, the Ogle Center at Indiana University Southeast.
    June 1, 3 -  4:30 p.m.
    Ogle Center at Indiana University Southeast
    4201 Grant Line Road
    New Albany, IN 47150

    Eve Theatre Company Presents Always a Bridesmaid
    Eve Theatre Company presents Always a Bridesmaid, a rollicking tale by the popular comedic writing team Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, three of the most produced playwrights in America. The comedy opens Thursday, May 22 and runs through Sunday, June 1 at The Bard’s Town Theatre. Always A Bridesmaid tells the laugh-out-loud journey of four loyal and determined women who answer the question: "Just how far are you willing to go to keep a promise to a friend?" High school pals Libby Ruth, Deedra, Monette, and Charlie have sworn to be in each other’s weddings, no matter the circumstances (including some of the world’s ugliest bridesmaid dresses). Joining these beleaguered bridesmaids are Kari, Libby Ruth’s newly-married daughter, and Sedalia, the snobby proprietress of the wedding venue. 
    May 1, 7:30 p.m.
    The Bard's Town Theatre
    1801 Bardstown Road
    Louisville, KY 40205

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