15 things to do under $5 this week in Louisville (7/4)

MONDAY

Independence Day Party
Locust Grove
Free; 10 a.m.
Travel back in time this Fourth of July and celebrate the holiday in a more traditional way. Locust Grove will be sending us back to 1816 to experience life as it was 200 years ago. The event will feature readings of the Declaration of Independence, as well as food, drink and a summer-reading book sale.

4th of July Parade and fireworks
Warder Park
Free; All day
Head over to historic downtown Jeffersonville for Fourth of July festivities. Watch the parade, and then partake in a celebration in Warder Park.

TUESDAY

Eavesdrop, The Big Quiet and more!
The New Vintage
$5-$8; 9 p.m.
After all of the chaos of the Fourth of July weekend, you might need a way to relax. Come enjoy some sweet tunes with the punk/pop band, Eavesdrop, the relaxed sounds of the Louisville-based band, The Big Quiet, and the country/pop band, Bourbon Straights. Enjoy a cold beer, and get ready for the rest of the week.

Industrial Tuesday
Louis’s “The Ton”
Free; 4 p.m.
Every week, Louis’s “The Ton” hosts Industrial Tuesday, and this week is no different. Come out with some friends, and enjoy a cold brewski. They’re super cheap too, so don’t worry about breaking the bank after your Fourth of July festivities.

Romeo & Juliet
Central Park
Free; 8 p.m.
Enjoy the fresh air, and get in touch with your inner Shakespeare at this year’s Kentucky Shakespeare Festival. At this showing, you can visit your favorite feuding families, and watch as two young lovebirds don’t quite get the ending they wanted. But, honestly, do they ever?

WEDNESDAY

Jubalson, Zach Vinson and more!
New Vintage
$5; 8 p.m.
Need some live music in your life? Well, it’s your lucky day. Mosey over to The New Vintage, and catch some tunes by the ambient/acoustic band, Jubalson, the smooth voice of Zach Vinson, and the relaxed sound of The Big Quiet. These unique acts are sure to give you your live music fix.

Screening of the amazing “Rolling Thunder”
Kaiju
Free; 8 p.m.
This film about a Vietnam vet who has his arm chopped off, and decides to exact brutal revenge with another vet (played by a young Tommy Lee Jones) is part of a series called Night Train Cinema. Night Train tends to focus on “cult, obscure, old, lost, foreign and other others.” Along with your free ticket in there will also be complimentary popcorn. However, there are only 30 seats and its first come first serve.

Mayor’s Music & Art Series with Grateville Dead and more!
Louisville Metro Hall (Mayor’s Gallery Listening Room)
Free; 12 p.m.
Celebrate hump day with some live music by the Grateville Dead, Hot Brown Smackdown and Hot Iron Skillet. It’s the perfect way to spend your lunch break — checking out these three bands that are all part of the Mayor’s Music & Art Series. You might just find a new favorite.

THURSDAY

Cocktails & Conversations on writing and social justice
Play
Free; 6 p.m.
Come hang out with authors Barbera J. Taylor, Kaylie Jones and J. Patrick Redmond at Play for a discussion on everything from new novels to social justice. You can buy their books at the event and get them signed. A portion of the proceeds will go to Kentucky’s Fairness Campaign.

Lynn Dunbar Solo Show: “Kentucky Sentiments” Opening Reception
Kentucky Fine Art Gallery
Free; 6 p.m.
This solo show is full of everything Kentucky. So if you are looking for something nifty to spruce up your house, then this is the place. The show will feature many of Lynn’s original oil paintings of Kentucky, as well as the surrounding areas.

FRIDAY

PoorCastle
Apocalypse Brew Works
$5; 2 p.m.
This three-day festival, which is the counter festival to Forecastle, starts on Friday and is full of live local music for those who can’t afford Forecastle. There will be food trucks, local vendors and craft beer at the event, as well. All the proceeds from the event benefit the nonprofit radio station, Crescent Hill Radio 100.9 WCHQ FM, as well as Louisville’s Musician Emergency Relief Fund.

MoreCastle
The Highlands Tap Room
Free; 11 p.m.
This is the official spot for the Poorcastle after party. They will have $3 Ale-8-One cocktails, and other drinks, that are exclusive to the after party attendees. There will also be live music to keep the party going.

Friday Fest Concert with Billy Goat Strut Revue with Jeni Carr
Highview Park
Free; 6 p.m.
Every other Friday, Highview Park will be the home of a different concert. This week it is the bourbon jazz band, Billy Goat Strut Revue with Jeni Carr. There will be local vendors, so bring a blanket and the family, and kick off the weekend with some live music.

Screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rope” (1948)
Louisville Palace
$5; 7 p.m.
The Palace will be showing this Hitchcock film as part of their Classic Movie Series featuring the movies of Alfred Hitchcock. Grab a group of friends and check out this eerie film.
 

Culture night: Ark Band w/ guests Flew Crew & Cosa Sierra
Jeffersonville River Stage
Free; 7 p.m.
Pay a visit to our neighbors to the north and check out these performers with the Ohio River and the Louisville skyline as a backdrop. The event is all ages so bring some chairs, blankets and your kiddos. There will be food vendors as well as a beer garden.