10 things to do under $5 this week in Louisville (1/15)


Game Knights
Free  |  7 p.m.
Test your board-gaming skills (under the influence of beer or bourbon) at Game Knights. This weekly event, hosted by Nerd Louisville and “Squire,” of Book & Music Exchange (The Highlands), provides a choice selection of board games for you to play with friends. Come early to ensure a spot at the table, and feel free to bring your own board games.

Lactobacillus in Kentucky Common
Goodwood Brewing Co.
No cover  |  7-10 p.m.
Dibbs Harding of the Lagers Homebrew Club, which bills itself as the Louisville area’s grain and extract research society, is presenting new research on a strain of Lactobacillus from the ale Kentucky Common. So if you’re a hops-head and interested in the history of this local style of beer (and want to try a few samples), come with any and all questions.

Movie Monday: ‘Selma’
Old Louisville Brewery
No cover  |  7 p.m.
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Old Louisville Brewery is screening the Academy Award-winning film “Selma” for this week’s taco and movie night. The film chronicles King’s campaign to win equal voting rights for African-Americans via a march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965. The movie is two hours long, so settle in with a beer and a taco special for $6, or three tacos for $6, provided by Sabor Latino.


Vinyl Night (Album Cover Costume Party)
Free  |  8 p.m.
Get creative on this vinyl night where attendees are encouraged to dress as an album cover of their choice. So not only can you play your favorite record, but you can look the part as well. Toward the end of the night, a “Best Costume” winner will be chosen and receive concert tickets, vinyl records and more.

Taco Tuesday
Tin Roof Louisville
Prices vary  |  11 a.m.
Let me set the scene: It’s Tuesday, and you’re depressed because it’s fucking Tuesday. What better time to indulge in some drink and food specials at Tin Roof. Drink specials include $3 Landsharks and Coronas; $3 Modelos or Tecates; $2 glass sangrias and $6 pitcher sangrias and $5 El Jimador margaritas. And food specials include $2 chicken tacos; $2.5 steak tacos and $3 steak tacos. And if you’re fancy, the regular taco menu will still be available.


Broad City’ Trivia
Old Louisville Brewery
Free  |  7 p.m.
If you don’t know about the comedy show “Broad City” by now, then you need to catch up immediately. And after you’ve binged on all three seasons, you should attend this “Broad City” trivia night! Best friends Aubrey and Brittany will be hosting, as well as curating a few of their favorite episodes following trivia.

Social Cinema Presents: ‘Heists Gone Wrong’
The Butchertown Social
Free  |  9 p.m.
What’s better than a violent, crime-noir film about well-planned heists going terribly wrong? Two. First up is Quentin Tarantino’s classic “Reservoir Dogs,” followed by Stanley Kubrick’s “The Killing.” 

Books & Brews 502 with LFPL
HopCat Louisville
No cover  |  6 p.m.
This is the final pop-up library, during which Louisville Free Public Library will register people for its adult winter reading program “Books and Brews 502.” The concept is simple: Read books and attend LFPL events to earn points, which go toward winning weekly prizes that include gift cards to local shops and eateries, tickets to shows and more! But that’s not all that will be happening — there will also be custom book and beer pairings, book giveaways and plenty of library material on beer and brewing.


Half Gringa, Bea Troxel, Much Obliged, Rosetint Collective
The Cure Lounge
$5  |  9 p.m.
Rock out at this concert with the rowdy, and wordy, rock band Half Gringa; the folk band with a little twang, Bea Troxel; the pop-rock band with a heavy emphasis on ambiance, Much Obliged; and the Southern jam-rock group, Rosetint Collective.


Tycoon$ of Teens, DUD, GRLwood
The Cure Lounge
$5  |  9 p.m.
And as if Thursday concert at The Cure Lounge wasn’t enough, the bar is hosting another show on Friday with fuzz, power pop band Tycoon$ of Teen, lo-fi punk band DUD and scream pop band GRLwood.