TUESDAY, April 26
Frederick Law Olmsted’s 200th Birthday
No admission | 2-6 p.m.
To celebrate the famous creator of Louisville’s Olmsted parks system, including the great Cherokee and Iroquois parks, the Olmsted Parks Conservancy is holding an ice cream social in Cherokee Park. Graeter’s Ice Cream will be selling the goods.
‘The Farmer & The Foodie’ Preview
Logan Street Market
Free | 6-8 p.m.
Foxhollow Farm owner Maggie Keith and food writer Lindsay McClave will be at Logan Street Market to preview the upcoming season of their KET show “The Farmer & The Foodie.” In the show, McClave and Keith travel across the state, learning about Bluegrass food traditions to incorporate into their own recipes. This event will feature snacks from Black Soil KY and a cash bar by Wild Hops Brewery.
A Path Forward for Louisville | Mayoral Candidate Forum
Louisville Urban League
Free | 6-8:30 p.m.
Hear what Louisville’s mayoral candidate are about from those mayoral candidates. This is a free forum welcome to anyone. You just have to register.
WEDNESDAY, April 27
WFPK Waterfront Wednesday
Big Four Lawn, Waterfront Park
Free | 5 p.m.
Waterfront Wednesday returns this week, and Kentucky favorite Nappy Roots is the headliner. Catch the rappers at 9 p.m. and openers Neal Francis (7:30 p.m.) and Kiana & The Sun Kings (6 p.m.)
LSM Honky Tonk Chowagon
Logan Street Market
No cover | 6-8 p.m.
Logan Street Market is going country this week, featuring Derby festival-themed menu items (think hot browns and turkey legs) and rootin’ tootin’ music. There will be performers every day through Friday, but the festivities kick off Wednesday with John Paul Wright, who will be spinnin’ yarn and making folk music about his days on the railroad and riding steamboats.
An Evening with Angie Thomas
Free | 7 p.m.
Carmichael’s Bookstore hosts Angie Thomas, the author of “The Hate U Give,” in a virtual chat for Independent Bookstore Day.
Planet of the Tapes
Free | 8 p.m.
Storytelling improv duo KY Bill is back at the Planet of the Tapes for another night of tall tales.
THURSDAY, April 28
The Louisville Vibe
Joe’s Palm Room
No cover | 9 p.m.-midnight
The Louisville Vibe open mic has moved to an all-new location: Joe’s Palm Room. Come for comedy, poetry and music. To perform, email [email protected] with your stage name and genre.
FRIDAY, April 29
No cover | 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Westport Village welcomes spring with a market featuring 11 local shops and restaurants selling “delectable pies, French macarons, unique art, beautiful ceramics, local honey, swimwear and much more!”
National Skip Work Day
The Earl, New Albany, Indiana
No cover | Noon-3 a.m.
It’s not *actually* National Skip Work Day on Friday, but The Earl is trying to start a movement. So, call in and head down to the bar early for cocktails, ping pong and other games.