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    Nick Swardson at the Louisville Palace

    Nick Swardson is slated to bring his raucous, slice-of-life humor to the Louisville Palace on Sept. 25. An accomplished actor and film writer/producer, as well as a front-rank comedian, this 38 year-old Minnesota native has starred in various movies and television shows, while gathering industry notice for his astute skills as a writer and producer. Swardson’s maiden performance at The Palace is part of his massive, 40-city “Taste It” tour taking place this fall.
    September 25, 8 – 10 p.m.
    The Louisville Palace
    625 S 4th St
    Louisville, KY 40202
    www.louisvillepalace.com
    (502) 583-4555
    Ticket prices vary

    Gardencourt Bridal Show
    Join us for a cocktail affair showcasing Louisville’s top wedding professionals offering creative ideas on everything from the gown to the honeymoon!  Enjoy complimentary signature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while you preview the latest bridal fashions, accessories and trends, floral designs and musical entertainment along with a sampling of the finest wedding cakes and catered cuisine. Registered Brides are eligible to win a Gardencourt Rehearsal Dinner Package Valued at $3,500.00
    September 26, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
    Gardencourt
    1044 Alta Vista
    Louisville, Kentucky 40208
    www.lpts.edu/event-venues/gardencourt/special-events/gardencourt-bridal-show-2014
    (502) 992-0220 ex 993
    Brides & Grooms receive free admission with pre-registration, Guests—$7.00

    10th Anniversary FAT Friday Trolley Hop on Frankfort Avenue
    Explore the shops, restaurants, and galleries along Frankfort Avenue via trolley at the FAT Friday Trolley Hop on September 26th. This special 10th Anniversary Trolley Hop will include a scavenger hunt, live music, refreshments, retail sales and much more. Free trolleys run along Frankfort Avenue from Cannons Lane to River Road.
    September 26, 6 -10:30 p.m.
    Frankfort Avenue
    Louisville, KY 40206
    www.fatfridayhop.org
    (502) 262-8580
    Free

    Bark in the Park 2014
    Bark in the Park is a celebration of all things canine. Each September, The Animal Care Society welcomes the general public to one of Metro Louisville’s most popular green spaces – Seneca Park. Participate in the 5K, hang out with your dog(s) by the kiddie pools, munch on pizza and hot dogs, participate in fun contests, learn about rescue organizations and animal-friendly businesses nearby, and meet tons of amazing animal lovers right here in Louisville!
    September 27, 8:00-3:00 PM
    Seneca Park
    3151 Pee Week Reese Road
    Louisville, KY 40207
    www.animalcaresociety.org/bark-in-the-park-september-27-2014
    (502) 426-6303
    Free

    NuLu Festival
    As the official kick-off PARTY to Idea Festival 2014, NuLu is hosting a street festival celebrating the revitalization of Louisville’s East Market District. Come enjoy live music by Sonablast Records, micro-brewed beers by Louisville Beer Store, and numerous food and retail booths by local vendors. There will be activities for all ages. As home to two LEED® certified commercial buildings, many historic restoration projects, as well as several restaurants offering organic and locally sourced ingredients, NuLu, meaning “New Louisville” has emerged with a culture of sustainability.
    September 27, 10 a.m. -10 p.m.
    NULU
    700 & 800 Block of East Market Street
    Louisville, Kentucky 40202
    www.nulufest.com
    Free

    Louisville Mini Maker Faire
    MANY makers will line the 800 & 900 blocks of East Market on Saturday, September 27 for interactive demonstrations, hands-on participation and education for fair goers of all ages. This free, family-friendly event runs alongside the 6th Annual NuluFest and kicks off the start of IdeaFestival week, running September 30 through October 3.
    September 27, 10 a.m. -10 p.m.
    NULU
    800 & 900 Blocks of East Market Street
    Louisivlle, KY 40202
    www.eventbrite.com/e/louisville-mini-maker-faire-2014-tickets-11435183943?aff=eac2
    Free, registration is required

    Louisville Irish Fest at Bellarmine 2014
    Enjoy an Irish-themed family festival with Irish music, dance, history and culture. With indoor exhibits and presentations on Irish history, culture and genealogy, demonstrations by McLanahan School of Irish Dance and Louisville Irish Dancers plus Society for Creative Anachronism, as well as Irish-related gifts, accessories and clothing for sale, this will be a event you won’t want to miss!
    September 27, 11:30 a.m. -6 p.m.
    Bellarmine University
    2001 Newburg Rd
    Louisville, KY 40205
    www.louisvilleirishfest.com
    (502) 807-0148
    Regular admission $8. Children 6-12 and Seniors 65+, just $5. Other discounts available

    Louisville Music Awards
    The 2nd annual Louisville Music Awards at Headliners Music Hall will focus on celebrating all facets of Louisville’s wonderfully diverse music scene- from pioneers to fans and businesses- but especially the artists whose talent, vision, and hard work make it so. Last year’s nominees, winners, and performers were among Louisville’s most popular and influential artists, representing a full cross section of the region’s most undeniable talents of the past, present, and future. The LMAs employ an “academy style” nomination and voting system. Our prestigious academy is made up of professionals from every corner of the music community and it is their expertise and passion for music that guide the spirit of the LMAs!
    September 28, 7 -10 p.m.
    Headliners Music Hall
    1386 Lexington Road
    Louisville, KY 40206
    www.headlinerslouisville.com/events/2014-2nd-annual-louisville-music-awards/
    (502) 584-8088
    $10

    KY Center’s ArtsReach Benefit at ReSurfaced
    Gather at ReSurfaced, the pop-up plaza in downtown Louisville, for a afternoon and evening of fun! Enjoy beer, wine and other beverages available for purchase! Food trucks will be serving great local eats from 1pm-8pm. Heine Bros baristas will be on hand for all your caffeinated beverage needs. 

    1 - 5 p.m.: Hands-on activities and performances from The Kentucky Center and the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft – join us for hip hop dance masterclasses, chalk drawing, and performances from StageOne Family Theatre and River City Drum Corps. 

    2 - 5 p.m. Create a hanging garden and add the the community chalk art wall mural with KMAC arts educators Ramona Lindsey, Dana Wissmiller, and Sarah McCartt-Jackson, all ages 

    2 p.m. Louisville Orchestra Swing Combo with Special Guest, Music Director Teddy Abrams on keyboard 

    5 p.m. Appalatin (Latin/Bluegrass Fusion) 

    6:30 p.m. ReSurfaced Hoe-Down! Join us for live bluegrass music and a square dance called by Alex Udis.

    September 28, 1:00-8:00 PM

    ReSurfaced
    615-621 West Main Street
    Louisville, Kentucky 40202
    http://citycollaborative.org/popupplaza
    N/A
    Free!

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