5 Things To Do This Weekend in Louisville (5/19)

FRIDAY

King Kong of Ping Pong! (Round 10)
Hideaway Saloon
Free  |  9 p.m.
Compete at this bimonthly table tennis tournament where winners receive multiple prizes, including shirts and over $100 in gift cards. Sign-ups begin the day of the event and call-aheads are encouraged since there will only be 24 spaces open for entrants. Tournament begins at 9 p.m., and paddles will be provided, but feel free to bring you own and show up early to practice. —Ethan Smith

Old Louisville SpringFest (May 19–21)
South First Street from Oak to Magnolia streets
Free  |  Times vary
Old Louisville SpringFest combines two of Louisville’s favorite things: our Victorian homes (the largest collection in the nation) and outdoor festivals. Dozens of artists and artisans will be selling their unique goods and crafts — including art, antiques, clothing, jewelry and more. Some of the city’s best gourmet food trucks, a beer garden and bourbon slushies will be available, rounding out our other cultural indulgences. A DJ will provide music during the day, and local bands will perform nightly. The Kosair KidsZone makes this a full-family festival. —Aaron Yarmuth

SATURDAY

Red Bull Global Rallycross Louisville
Kentucky Exposition Center
$40-$65  |  1 p.m.
The Red Bull Global Rallycross challenges drivers (including racing stars Tanner Foust, Scott Speed, Brian Deegan and Chris Atkinson) to drift around a variety of twists and turns, on a mixture of dirt and paved track, that includes a 70-foot dirt tabletop jump. Just remember — drifting is harder than it looks, and your town car is not built for speed. —Staff

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Highlands Beer Festival 2017
ValuMarket
$20  |  3-7 p.m.
Instead of spending this Saturday drinking at a bar in The Highlands, spend it drinking at a festival in The Highlands! Admission to the Highlands Beer Festival comes with 15 beer tickets (and five extra beer tickets if you arrive an hour early) and a commemorative festival glass if you’re one of the first 500 advance ticket holders. Proceeds benefit the Bluegrass Center for Autism which is “dedicated to improving the lives of children and young adults with autism.” —Staff

10th Annual Mighty Kindness Hoot!
Brown-Forman Amphitheater, Waterfront Park
Free  |  12-7 p.m.
For 10 years, a group of passionate, compassionate people have come together to celebrate and spread kindness — kindness for the mind, body and soul. This festival brings together folks from various Louisville neighborhoods and businesses, as well as from local art, music, food and social justice groups, all with one purpose: strengthening the community through love, peace, knowledge and sustainability. It’s a free event where you and the family can find over 200 various booths, including food, art, crafts and much more. Entertainment includes a massage-a-thon, aerial artists, community jams, education workshops, plenty of music and more. —Aaron Yarmuth

SUNDAY

Settle into your couch for a rainy day, filled with Netflix and comfort food.

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