5 things to do in Louisville this weekend


Flea Off Market
Fresh Start Growers Supply, 1007 E. Jefferson St.
Aug. 7 — 4pm-10pm
Aug. 8 — 10am-5pm
Aug. 9 — 10am-5pm 

If by some cosmic malevolence you haven’t already heard about the Flea Off Market in NuLu, then I’ll fill you in: There are over a 100 vendors offering local, handmade items, including musical instruments, jewelry, clothing and all kinds of accessories. There are also farm-fresh goods, vintage clothing, records, books, antiques and curiosities. And once you’ve perused all the goods, you can grab some delicious food truck noms and enjoy some local live entertainment and music. Plus there’s a bar. It has everything a social urbanite like yourself could want. So what are you waiting for? Go already!

First Friday & “Experience” @ Tim Faulkner Gallery
Tim Faulkner Gallery, 1512 Portland Ave.
Free; 7 p.m.

Tim Faulkner Gallery is known for amazing exhibits, which is why you should head over to their Salon Style Summer Recap exhibit in the main gallery, with works by Damon Thompson, James Russell May, the Dolly Parton Art Show, “Start the Collection” and many more. Then you can head to the reception area for “EXPERIENCE,” a group show where artists Mark James, John Faughender, Adam Brock, Erin Yohey, Ryan Case and PJ Doll forced themselves into new experiences daily — collecting, observing and re-arranging their worlds in an effort to expose people, and themselves, to new ideas through shared involvement and personal narrative. It’s gonna be cool.


Hardrock MMA @ Expo Five
Expo Five, 2900 7th St. Road
$25; 6 p.m.

Still disappointed at that lightning-quick UFC fight between Ronda Rousey and Bethe Correia? Wishing you could see some more MMA that doesn’t take a decent chunk out of your savings? Well, for $25 you can see live MMA fights at Expo Five. Cheap beer, rowdy fans and bloodsport — what more could you want?

Midnights at the Baxter: American Graffiti
Baxter Avenue Theater
$9; Midnight

For all you film geeks out there, Baxter Avenue Theater has a treat for you. Baxter, one of the best theaters in Louisville for independent and art films, will be doing a midnight screening of the classic “American Graffiti,” an early film from George Lucas about hot rod racing teenagers in the ’50s. Theres no CGI (or Jar Jar Binks) just flat-out innovative filmmaking and practical stunts and effects. If you have an eye for good cinema, you should check this out on the big screen.


Free Pig Roast / Movie
El Camino, 1314 Bardstown Road
Free; 10 p.m.

It’s Sunday, you’re either hungover, broke or just tired as hell. Well, consider El Camino your Sunday Sanctuary without all that shaming and guilt stuff. Every Sunday, El Camino has a free pig roast with a free movie. Not to mention the service industry drink specials that include $3 shots of 100% pure agave Olmeca Altos Plata or Buffalo Trace, and $3 Tecate or Modelo Especial. So drag your ass in there and have some fun before the weekend ends.