10 Things to do in Louisville This Week for $5 and Under (5/9-5/13)

MONDAY, May 9

Storytime in the Park
Shawnee Park
Free  |  6:30-7:30 p.m.
Experience story time with the trees and bees at Shawnee Park. The Louisville Free Public Library brings the books and activities, you come with blankets and chairs.

TUESDAY, May 10

Craig Buthod Author Series Presents Emily Bingham & Crystal Wilkinson
Main Library
Free  |  7-8:30 p.m.
Hear fresh perspectives on the Bluegrass state with Poet Laureate Crystal Wilkinson and historian Emily Bingham. They’ll be reading from and discussing their latest works: “Perfect Black” by Wilkinson and “My Old Kentucky Home: The Astonishing Life and Reckoning of an Iconic American Song” by Bingham.

WEDNESDAY, May 11

Chalk Walk
Jeffersontown City Hall
Free  |  4-7 p.m.
You bring the creativity, Jeffersontown city government will provide the art supplies to decorate the sidewalks of Watterson Trail.

Signature 2: Pictures at an Exhibition
Cralle Theatre, Bellarmine University
Free  |  7 p.m.
The Louisville Civic Orchestra presents a free concert of music inspired by non-musical things like the legacy of Rome (“Rienzi”), Spain (“Three Cornered Hat”) and an art gallery (“Pictures at an Exhibition”).

THURSDAY, May 12

‘The Trestle At Pope Lick Creek’
Carbon Copy
Pay what you can  |  7:30 p.m.
You may experience a spark of familiarity with the title of this play. It’s not about Louisville, but it did debut at the Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Festival of New American Plays. In a rural town during the Great Depression, two teens devise a plan to race across a railway trestle against an oncoming train. Martin French directs this production of the play, which runs through May 17. Admission is pay-what-you-can, but donations are encouraged.

Thunderdome: Thunderdome
Planet of the Tapes
Free  |  8 p.m.
The theme of this week’s Thunderdome at Planet of the Tapes is… Thunderdome. Come to see how your favorite comedians interpret “the most meta theme yet.”

FRIDAY, May 13

Mt Washington Spring Festival
Downtown Mt Washington
No cover  |  4-10 p.m.
Head south of Louisville to Mt Washington for a community spring festival with carnival rides, over 100 booths, live music, karaoke and a Lions Club fish fry.

Old Louisville LIVE: The Crashers
Central Park
Free  |  8-10 p.m.
The outdoor Old Louisville LIVE concert series returns to picturesque Central Park. First up is the iconic Louisville cover band, The Crashers.

Until the Next Variant Improv Show
Garner LARGEPay what you can  |  8:30-9:30 p.m.
We hope you’ve been saving up your laughs, because this Friday is the Louisville Improvisers’ first indoor show in two-and-a-half-years. The hilarity will take place in a new Highlands art gallery, Garner LARGE.

Halfway to Halloween Silent Disco
Falls City Brewing Co.
$5 for headphones  |  9 p.m.-midnight
Can’t wait for Halloween? Put on a costume and come out for a silent disco party at Falls City. There will be headphones available, playing three channels of toe-tapping tunes.

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