Louisville Events This Week 4/21-4/27

With Derby coming up, its hard to keep up with all of the events happening around town! The weeks pre-derby are FILLED with things to do. I decided to round up a few that I thought were interesting.

Foodie Events: 

Chow Wagon  (4/24, 4/25, 4/26, & 4/27) Opens 11:30 am 
Location: Water Front Park
               129 E River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202
              (502) 574-3768
Website: Chow Wagon

Per Their Website: "In 2014, the Chow Wagon returns to Waterfront Park on the Ohio River. The Miller Lite Music Stage featured nearly 30 live concerts with local and regional entertainment and a wide variety of musical genres including gospel, urban, Latino, country and rock. Where else can you find great food and live musical entertainment in a riverside setting for a 2014 Pegasus Pin admission? Meet your coworkers for lunch or come down for an evening concert. There’s no way to go wrong by making a visit to this great outdoor party."

Noche Flamenco  w/ Flamenco Louisville (4/26) 9:30 PM-11:PM
Location: Caffe Classico
                 2144 Frankfort Ave
                 Louisville, KY 40206

Website: Flamenco Louisville

Per Their Website:  
"April 26, 2014 
9:30pm-11pmNoché Flamenco
with Flamenco Louisville
Caffe Classico
2144 Frankfort Ave
Louisville, KY 40206

A full flamenco tablao show, with music, singing, and dance!
Cover  ($10) includes a glass of house red or white wine. Call for reservations.."

Whole Foods Friday Night Flights (4/18) 5:30-7:30 PM $5.00
Location: Whole Foods Market Louisville
                 4944 Shelbyville Road
                 Louisville  Kentucky  40207
Per Their Website:
  "Join us every Friday from 5:30-7:30pm for a fun-filled Friday Night Flights! For just 5 bucks, you will receive 5 food tastings with 5 beer pairings! This delicious event is a great way to start off the weekend with friends or family. Menus change weekly, check out our Facebook event page for up-to-date weekly food pairings. www.facebook.com/wholefoodsmarketlou Tickets are sold until 7:15pm."

 ❤ Farmer's Markets: 

Shelby County Farmer's Market (4/26) 8:00am-12:00pm
Location: Shelby County Fair Grounds
                 1513 Midland Trail
                 Shelbyville, KY 40065
                 Phone: (502) 633-7572

Website: Shelby County Farmer's Market

Per Their Website:
 "The Shelby County Farmers' Market - located in beautiful, historic Shelbyville, Kentucky - had its beginnings in the spring of 2001 with only a few farmers.  Over the years, the Shelby County Farmers' Market has strive to bring fresh produce and interesting handmade goods to our customers.  With commitment and persistence, our consumer base has grown in leaps and bounds.  Fast forward to today, we now have more than 30 farmers and artisans from Shelby County and neighboring counties, each offering a specialized variety of goods to satisfy all of our customers.  We invite you to pay us a visit!  The Shelby County Farmers' Market is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at the Coots Barn, located within the Shelby County Fairgrounds on Midland Trail in Shelbyville, Kentucky."

❤ Beauty Events: 

Pardon My French Sephora (4/26) 12-5 PM (For Beauty Insiders only; Sign up in store day of!)
 Location: Greentree Mall
                  E Lewis & Clark Parkway
                  Suite 701
                  Clarksville, IN 47129-2285
                  Phone: (812) 282-0401

Website: Sephora Greentree Mall
Per Their Website:
 "Say “bonjour” to a sexy summer with a FREE makeup application from our beauty experts. You’ll leave with a glamorous Riviera-inspired look – and a free gift."

Zumba Fitness Party (4/25) 6:00PM-8:00PM
Location: Water Front Park
                 129 E River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202
                (502) 574-3768

 Website: Zumba Fitness Party

❤ Artsy: 

Cherokee Trail Art Fair (4/26 & 4/27) 10:00am - 6:00 pm
Location: Willow Park, Cherokee Triangle
                 Louisville, Ky. 40204
                 (502) 459-0256
Website: Cherokee Triangle Art Fair

Per Their Website:
"The Cherokee Triangle Neighborhood comes together to welcome hundreds of artists and thousands of visitors for our annual art fair. Join is the weekend before Derby each year."

The Roast Of Barbie (4/25 & 4/26) 10PM (Tickets $10 advanced, $12 at the door; if available.)
Location: The Bard's Town
               1801 Bardstown Rd.
               Louisville, KY 40205
Website: The Bard's Town (Purchase tickets here.)

Per Their Website: 
"Mandee McKelvey stars as the icon of icons...the one and only Barbie! Joining Barbie will be Will Hardesty as the Monopoly Guy (and our host), Luke McDermott as Ken, Sean Smith as GI Joe, Raanan Hershberg as the Operation Guy, Eric Sorgel as My Little Pony, Kate Sedgwick as Troll, Craig Williams as the Cabbage Patch Kid, Jake Reber as a Lincoln Log, Kent Carney as a Nerf Gun, and many many more!"

Waterfront Wednesday (4/23) 5:00 PM
Location: Water Front Park
                 129 E River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202
                (502) 574-3768 

Website: WFPK Waterfront Wednesdays

Per their Website:
"2014 marks the 13th year of Louisville’s most popular after work concert series! The Waterfront Development Corporation and Louisville Public Media work together to offer free concerts on the Big Four Lawn featuring national and local artists.  Concerts take place on the last Wednesday of every month, April through September. There is a cash bar and great upscale festival food."  

Michael Jackson "Immortal World Tour" (4/25 & 4/26)
Location: KFC Yum! Center
               One Arena Plaza
               Louisville, KY 40202

 Website: Michael Jackson "The Immortal World Tour". 

Design classes Botanical Arranging Pottery Barn (4/27) 10:00am
Location: Pottery Barn Mall of St.Matthews
Website: Mall of St. Matthews Event

Per Their Website:
"Learn how to create stunning, one-of-a-kind botanical arrangements. Classes held on April 13th and 27th."

❤ Festivals & General Entertainment:

U.S Bank Great Balloon Festival (4/24) 8:30 PM
Location: Water Front Park
                 129 E River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202
                (502) 574-3768
Website:  U.S Bank Great Balloon Fest

Per their Website:
"Recognized by Louisville Magazine as Louisville’s “Best Event,” the 40th annual U.S. Bank Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Race came together with the 21st annual U.S. Bank Kentucky Derby Festival Great Balloon Glow and other events to create the U.S. Bank Great BalloonFest."

Mighty Kindness Earth Day Hoot (4/26) 12:00PM - 6:00PM
Location: Water Front Park
                 129 E River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202
                (502) 574-3768
Website: Earth Day Hoot 
Per Their Website:
"The Mighty Kindness Earth Day Hoot brings together regional services for the body, soul, heart and mind that make our commonwealth more rooted and kind. It is a free community unity festival where you'll find local food, music, art, green businesses, neighborhood & social justice organizations, all sorts of Art,  
 fun for kids,  the healing arts,  The SpiritWalk,   Free Educational Workshops,  Massage-a-thon, Movement Circle , Aerial Artists, Mighty Kind Second Line Parades, Community Jam & Drum Circle, over 200 Booths and more!"

Opening Night at Churchill Downs (4/26) 4:00PM-11:30PM $10 per ticket
Location:  Churchill Downs 
                700 Central Avenue
                Louisville, Ky. 40208
Website: Opening Night Churchill Downs

Per Their Website:
"4:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Kentucky Derby week kicks off with style at Opening Night.  Witness the premier of the Mega Board and a brand new horse racing experience

General Admission: $10
Gates open at 4:30 p.m. First post is at 6:00 p.m.
Must be 18+ to enter (or accompanied by a responsible adult)
21+ to drink. Always drink responsibly.)

Entertainment will include: 
Gate 10 - DJ From 5:00-7:00
Gate 17 - DJ from 5:00-7:00
Mill 4 & 6 - DJ from 8:00-10:00
On Plaza Main Stage - The Louisville Crashers

Fashion Suggestions: 
Females: Party/cocktail dresses and headwear. The signature accessory for this event is an evening headpiece a la fascinator, feathers, etc. We want ladies to have fun in sporting a “nighttime Derby look!”
Men: Sharp pants/shirt (tie optional); headwear recommended as well!"

Kroger's Fest-a-ville (4/24) 6:00PM-8:30PM, (4/25) 4:00PM-9:00PM, (4/26) 4:00PM-9:00PM, (4/27) 2:00PM-9:00PM
Location: Water Front Park
                 129 E River Rd, Louisville, KY 40202
                (502) 574-3768
Website: Kroger's Fest-a-Ville
Food, Music, & much more!

❤ Shopping:

Macy's Sip and Scan Event (4/24) 6-9PM
Location: Macy's at the Oxmoor Center
Website: Oxmoor Macy's Event 
Per Their Website:
"Eat, Drink and Create your dream registry! We will have food, music and vendor experts available to meet with you to answer any questions. We also have a great offer from Shutterfly for a FREE 8x10 photo book for you!
Please RSVP to 502-423-3356 or patricia.luckhardt@macys.com. Sip and Scan dates: March 27, April 24, & May 22."