8 free things to do in Louisville this week (5/2)


Attend a Democratic Rally
Waterfront Park (Big Four Lawn) & TBA
4 p.m. & TBA
Participate by supporting — or protesting — a presidential candidate this Tuesday before the Kentucky Democratic primary on May 17. Bernie Sanders will be hosting his rally at the Big Four Lawn at 4 p.m. and Bill Clinton will be stumping for Hillary at a TBA location and time.


New Monuments Series – Sanford Biggers: Laocoon
Cressman Center
11 a.m.
Don’t let the mid-week grind dull your brain — check out the latest in the Cressman Center’s “New Monuments” series, Sanford Biggers “Laocoon.” In this show, Biggers “collides two seemingly disparate iconographies — the cheap, inflatable, holiday lawn ornament of the suburbs with a cartoon about black life in the city.”

“Forbidden Zone”
Kaiju (bar)
8 p.m.
The latest in the Night Train Cinema Lounge film series is “Forbidden Zone.” An utterly bizarre ’80s musical about a girl who travels to the sixth dimension in her family’s basement and meets Satan (played by Danny Elfman). So grab your free popcorn and catch this cinematic LSD trip in all it’s glory on Kaiju’s 16 foot screen.

Q103.1 presents Locash
Baxter’s 942

7 p.m.
Since you need to save every penny you can before Thurby, Oaks and Derby, but you don’t want to spend your Wednesday night doing nothing, head to Baxter’s 942 where Q103.1 has a night of free country music with Rose Creek at 7 p.m., Brent Rupard at 8 p.m. and Locash at 9 p.m.


Mayor’s Music Series
Metro Hall
11:30 a.m
Before you leave work early to enjoy Thurby, enjoy a relaxing lunch break at Metro Hall for the newest edition of the Mayor’s Music Series. This time around, The Sheryl Rouse Band will be playing in the Mayor’s Listening Gallery.

Bourbon & Blaze 2016
The Green Building & Galaxie
6 p.m.
After you lose all of your money at Thurby, head to The Green Building for a night of free music and delicious bourbon. Bands include White Reaper, Quiet Hollers, Graffiti and Legs Akimbo with OK Deejays playing the after party at Galaxie. But be sure to RSVP for the event to get in free.

Trifecta Three Nights of Free Music
Haymarket Whiskey Bar
Haymarket Whiskey Bar is hosting three nights of free music to go with your three days of horse racing. Thursday bands include The Deloreans, Noisebody and Maximon; Friday bands include Quiet Hollers, Frederick the Younger and Crunchy Groove Machine; and Saturday bands include Spleen (performing a tribute to Ween) and Bottom Sop (performing a tribute to Merle Haggard).


May in May: A Retrospective Show of James Russell May
Tim Faulkner Gallery
6 p.m.
Tim Faulkner Gallery is hosting a massive retrospective show of the Louisville artist, James Russell May, whose distinctive style has been described as being influenced by the tales in Greek mythology.