10 things to do under $5 this week in Louisville (8/29)

MONDAY

Bourbon, Beer & Board Games
Kaiju
Free  |  8 p.m.
The headline says it all. Grab your friends and join Kaiju and for a night of bourbon, brews and boards games provided by Book & Music Exchange (Highlands). And don’t forget to add your own meta-drinking game on top of it all.

TUESDAY

The Foxery, Our Lady, Greyhaven, Empty Diva
Modern Cult Records
$5  |  8 p.m.
Spice up your Tuesday night with live music at Modern Cult Records by the alt-indie band The Foxery, acoustic indie band Our Lady, metal-punk band Greyhaven and up-and-coming band Empty Diva.
Help Kaiju build a giant monster puppet with Squallis Puppeteers
Kaiju
Free  |  5 p.m.
Kaiju, everyone’s favorite giant monster-themed bar, is building a giant monster puppet for the bar, and it needs your help! So grab a hot glue gun and head over to Germantown where you can help Squallis Puppeteers (who will be leading the project), while also drinking some $1 off beer, $2 off sake and $3 wells.

WEDNESDAY

WFPK Waterfront Wednesday
Waterfront Park
Free  |  5 p.m.
You know the deal Louisville: Grab a blanket or lawn chair and head down to the lawn by the Big Four Bridge for a night of free live music. This month’s acts include hip-hop artist(s) Dr. Dundiff & Friends, psychedelic rock band The Bright Light Social Hour and singer/songwriter Bonnie Bishop.

Writers’ Lodge Open Mic with Maree Ecrevan
Kaiju
Free  |  9 p.m.
Writers’ Lodge Open Mic is a chance for local poets, writers and others to get on stage (for 10 minutes spots) to read passages of projects they are working on. This month’s MC and featured guest is poet Maree Ecrevan.

THURSDAY

Howell’s Hoot & Holler Karaoke with TFCF
Zanzabar
Free  |  8 p.m.
Howell’s Hoot & Holler Karaoke is not your average karaoke session. Not only can you get on stage and sing your heart out, but you also get to enjoy random entertainment by Howell Dawdy, and free tacos from one of Louisville’s local taquerias. It’s a night best described on the Zanzabar website as “lame ass, insular, pseudo karaoke.”

FRIDAY

World Fest (Sept. 2 – 4)
Waterfront Park
Free  |  11 a.m.
Come enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of Louisville’s many diverse cultures. 
“With over 100 languages spoken in the Louisville public schools and 35 percent of the city’s population growth over the past 15 years coming from international residents from over 150 different countries throughout the world,” it’s no surprise that Louisville hosts one of region’s largest international festivals.

Where Did My Boner Go?: A Post-Midlife Concert for Sammy Hagar’s Prostate
New Vintage
Free  |  7 p.m.
First of all, let me say that this is the best name for a concert ever, and it happens to be a good show to boot. It’s a night of “moody pop and rock covers performed by Keith Lankford, Ray Rizzo, Matt Scobee, Craig Schneider, Andy Hurt, and other guests TBA.”

1st Friday @ the MAC!
Muhammad Ali Center
$5  |  5 p.m.
Join the Muhammad Ali Center for the final 1st Friday block party of the summer. There will be beer, wine, local food trucks, live music, dance demonstrations, puppets by Squallis Puppeteers, performances by The Alley Theater Arts Caravan, a mini farmer’s market by Louisville Grows and a social marketplace with local community organizations where you can “find your passion!”

“Project 14: Drawn to Bodies”
Zephyr Gallery
Free  |  6 p.m.
While you’re out on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop, stop by the Zephyr Gallery for an art exhibition featuring the work of Martin Beck, Jay Bolotin, Georgia Henkel, Aaron Skolnick and Lina Tharsing that explores bodies with “approaches [that] range from the allegorical to the erotic, from mining socio-political histories of the 1960s to inventing protagonists and giving them various landscapes to wander in. Figures abound—in drawings, paintings, woodblock prints, and video animation—seen whole or in fragments, understood as empowered or vulnerable.”