TUESDAY, May 24
Bridging the Divide: The Black Six
Frazier History Museum
Free | 6-7 p.m.
At this special “Bridging the Divide” talk, you’ll hear from three members of the Black Six: A group of five Black men and one woman who were put on trial for an unfounded conspiracy related to the Louisville Rebellion, protests that broke out in the city in 1968 after a Louisville police officer beat a Black businessman during a traffic stop. They’ll be joined by a daughter of a member, an attorney who represented them and a witness to the rebellion.
Gallery for Good
Highlands Community Campus
No cover | 6-9 p.m.
At Highlands Community Campus on Tuesday, you can see art in their gallery; hear art with The Louisville Leopard Percussionists; and buy art — 50% of sales go to the nonprofit.
WEDNESDAY, May 25
Near the Christian Academy of Louisville
Free | 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Alumni of the Christian Academy of Louisville are leading a Love-In rally near the Christian Academy of Louisville campus in light of a homophobic assignment from the private school that asked students to write a letter to a hypothetical friend “struggling with homosexuality” to persuade them of “the goodness of God’s design” “in a way that does not approve of any sin.” The purpose of the rally is to support current LGBTQ students. Organizers say they experienced anti-LGBTQ indoctrination during their time there.
Waterfront Wednesday: Maggie Rose
Waterfront Park, Big Four Lawn
Free | 6 p.m.
We couldn’t not mention that there’s another Waterfront Wednesday this week. Blues rock singer Maggie Rose headlines, joined by local bands Boa Boys and Phourist & the Photons.
Whiskey Wednesdays and free Dan-O’s beef jerky
3rd Turn Oldham Gardens, Crestwood, Kentucky
No cover | 6-10 p.m.
What’s better than whiskey and live music on a Wednesday? When the first 500 guests also get a free bag of chipotle beef jerky from Dan-O’s. All will be available at 3rd Turn Oldham Gardens.
THURSDAY, May 26
Clean Comedy Showcase
Aloft Louisville Downtown
Free | 7:30-9 p.m.
Louisville Laughs is coming clean for its next free comedy showcase. Don’t expect any dirty-mouthed shenanigans from the comics on the schedule: Adam Minnick from Cincinnati, Kris Izzi and Andy Imlay from Evansville and Louisville’s Lucious Williams, Hillary Boston, Lena Beamish, Andrew Riggs and Patrick Lynch. It’ll be a (polite) riot, honest.
The Tortured Artist
Planet of the Tapes
Free | 8 p.m.
Inspired by Japanese game shows, the Tortured Artist is a fun concept (for the audience, anyway), where comedians must make jokes based on randomly selected topics. If they fail to entertain, they must roll on a punishment wheel “and be tortured in the silliest of ways.”
FRIDAY, May 27
Serviceberry Forage Party
Free | 1-2 p.m.
There’s a source of naturally-occurring food all over the city, you just know how to identify it. UofL’s Eco Reps are here to show you how. They’ll demonstrate how to scavenge for serviceberries, which are often used as street trees and whose fruit is like a nutty blueberry. Bring a container.
Bicentennial Park Concert Series: Sheryl Rouse
Bicentennial Park, New Albany, Indiana
Free | 6:30-9:30 p.m.
New Albany’s free Bicentennial Park Concert Series is back, and they’re kicking it off with the legendary Sheryl Rose and her Unlimited band. Tyrone Cotton opens.
Late for Dinner w/ Parallel Colors, Doktra and Gentleman Pig
$5 | 8 p.m.-midnight
What’s 1 math rock band + post-math duo + a three instrumental outfit? A damn good time. Be there.
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