5 things to do this weekend in Louisville (6/17)


Downs After Dark
Churchill Downs
$10-$70; 5 p.m.
The race for the triple crown may be over, but Churchill Downs is just getting started with its season of horse racing. At Downs After Dark you can sit in the seats too damn expensive to sit in during the Derby, and enjoy some food, drinks, live music and the unique experience of live horse racing at night.

OId Forester Speakeasy
Frazier History Museum
$35; 6:30 p.m.
If there was one positive thing to come out of the The Prohibition, it was the speakeasy. And to celebrate this historical party scene Frazier History Museum is hosting their own speakeasy with Old Forester Bourbon, circus performances by CirqueLouis, jazz by Billy Goat Strut Revue, and some delicious food to go along with your free signature craft cocktail by Master Bourbon Specialist Jackie Zykan.


Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium
Prices vary; 4 p.m.
After a night of drinking, unhealthy eating and general debauchery you might say to yourself “I’ll have to do a little extra at the gym this week to burn this off!” But let’s be honest, you never do. So Beerfit came up with a solution, a one mile or 5K run with a beer oasis at the end, so you have to burn some calories and “earn your beer.”

Fight Night!
Tim Faulkner Gallery
$30-$60; 7 p.m.
In the age of mixed martial arts, boxing has become a little dull. But this isn’t your typical boxing fight night. This night of semi-pro boxing is held in an art gallery and is also accompanied by live music. Tickets are limited for this unique event so make sure and pick up your tickets quickly.


Father’s Day Mustache Dash 5/10K
Flat12 Bierwerks
$20-$30; 10 a.m.
For Father’s Day you could take your dad out to brunch, or buy some beers with him at a bar, or you could get some subtle revenge by making him run a 5/10K with you. But after the race grab your free golf towel, some sponsor goodies and some mustache grooming tips from the Derby City Whiskers Club for your post-race mustache contest (for those without whiskers fuzzy filler will be provided).