MONDAY – Oct. 8 and Oct. 9
Actors Theatre Professional Training Company: ‘And We’re Live’
WAVE 3 News Station
Free | Times vary
If you get a chance to watch an Actors Theatre performance for free, take it. This one is a new, one-act play about a TV news crew struggling to inform viewers about a global torrential downpour while battling their new, power-hungry station owner — and you get to watch it in an actual television studio! You just have to snag a ticket beforehand, either by visiting Actors Theatre’s website, calling the theater or picking up one in person.
TUESDAY – Oct. 9
Visions of Beecher Terrace with Lavel White
Western Branch – Louisville Free Public Library
Free | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Listen to current and former Beecher Terrace residents share their stories of living in the public housing development at a time when the housing complex is being redeveloped. The panel plans to paint a picture of the development, built in 1939 in the Russell neighborhood, and its past, present and future. The discussion will be led by filmmaker Lavel White who’s creating a documentary about Beecher Terrace at the behest of the Louisville Housing Authority and Vision Russell.
$5 | 7 p.m.
On Tuesdays, Zanzabar looks for pinball wizards. Participate in an official International Flipper Pinball Association tournament and compete to win money. For every 16 people who sign up, $100 will be added to the prize pool. Registration starts at 6:30 p.m.
Freaky Tiki Tuesdays: Pulp Fiction
Free | 9-11 p.m.
It’s Halloween come early… and completely centered around “Pulp Fiction.” Dress up as your favorite character from the movie, see if you can win the costume contest and sip on drinks inspired by the film. Plus, it’s a chance to check out the relatively new tiki bar, The Limbo.
THURSDAY – Oct. 11
Vines Wine Bar & Spirit Shop
Free | 5-9 p.m.
We are all about helping our four-legged friends. DOGtoberfest is a social event for you and your dogs, with brews from Great Flood Brewing, wine and cocktails from Vines Wine & Spirit Shop and food from North End Cafe. There will even be a dinner for the doges thanks to Rudy Green’s. A portion of proceeds goes to Louisville’s Home to Homeless Pets campaign.
FRIDAY – Oct. 12
24th Annual Belknap Fall Festival
Near Douglass Loop
Free | 6-11 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday
About 15,000 Louisvillians will partake in the two days of festivities, including live music, a family fun zone, educational activities, pumpkin painting, and some “buy local” shopping from over 50 local and regional artists who will be on hand. Plus… beer. There are 10 live music performances lined up so check the schedule for your planning purposes.
Garvin Gate Blues Festival
500 W. Oak St.
Free | 6:30-11:15 p.m.
Amid the 1880- and 1890s-era Victorian homes and the tree-lined streets of Old Louisville, experience a two-day festival of blues and the arts. The annual event, ongoing for 23 years, claims to be the largest, free, neighborhood street music festival in Louisville. In addition to local and national performers, the festival includes food and drink vendors and over 50 craft booths. Headlining Friday is the Andy T Band from Nashville, with “Alabama Mike” Benjamin on the harp and Anson Funderburgh on the guitar.
Movie Night featuring ‘The Sandlot’
Louisville Slugger Field
$3 | 7:30-10 p.m.
The ruffians in “The Sandlot” probably would have been pretty stoked to see their exploits playing out in a baseball stadium on a 1,300-square foot “screen.” Hell, we’re pretty stoked. Round out the evening with $5 popcorn and soda packs.
Free | 8 p.m.
Didn’t do prom because everyone and everything is lame? Well Nachbar’s got you covered… Prom night with Louisville garage, punk rocker Jaxon Lee Swain. No awkward slow dances. No weak-ass Top-40 playlist by a DJ and his iTunes. And no chaperons. Just good booze, good tunes and graffiti on the bathroom walls.
Lest Fest V: The Final Fest
Free | 9 p.m.
It’s the last show for the Louisville punk band, The Jereactors (est. 2012), and so, the last Lest Fest for Louisville. Celebrate band member, Lester Bolles’ 48th birthday (even if you don’t know him) with two nights of music. There is a suggested donation of $10 per evening.