MONDAY, June 6
Metal Monday w/ Joe Grudge & The JimHarralson
Highlands Tap Room
Free | Starts at 10 p.m.
Tonight, Joe Grudge makes their Metal Monday debut alongside local metal scene veterans The JimHarralson.
Hi-Wire Brewing Louisville
Free | 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Trade plant cuttings and advice with fellow gardening enthusiasts.
TUESDAY, June 7
Monthly Ping Pong Tournament
Hi-Wire Brewing Company
Free | Signup starts at 6:30, tournament runs 7-10 p.m.
Show off your paddle power at this bracketed tournament. The overall winner receives a prize.
WEDNESDAY, June 8
An Introduction to The Slave Dwelling Project, A Talk by Joe McGill
Riverside, the Farnsley-Moremen Landing
Free | Starts at 6:30 p.m.
Historian and reenactor Joe McGill has been sleeping in buildings around the country that used to be slave dwellings. As he puts it: “It is time to wake up and deliver the message that the people who lived in these structures were not a footnote in American history.” McGill will give a presentation about his project on Wednesday.
30th Annual Southern Fried Poetry Festival (Preliminary Bouts)
Free, tickets required | 5:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The preliminary rounds of this multi-day slam poetry competition are free, though the later rounds cost money to watch. More than 200 poets will be taking part in the entire festival.
THURSDAY, June 9
Hi-Wire Run Club with Fleet Feet
Free | 6:30-9 p.m.
This recurring running group, which welcomes all paces, has a theme every week. This week’s theme, fittingly for the month of June, is Pride. Wear your Pride-themed attire or wear a single color to make a rainbow with your fellow runners.
FRIDAY, June 10
8UP Rooftop Sunset Silent Disco ft. Dirty John
8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen
$5 to rent headphones | 8 p.m. – midnight
This silent disco experience rises above the rest — literally, because it’s on the 8UP rooftop. Dance as the sun goes down.
A1A: The Official Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band
Free | Lawn opens at 6, music at 7
Cross the river for an event that’ll make you wish you were at the ocean. This Jimmy Buffett tribute act is endorsed by the man himself and has even played with him before.
Late for Dinner with The Histrionics, Bleary Eyed, The Dreaded Laramie, and Qwerty (21+)
$5 | Doors at 8 p.m., music at 9 p.m.
Locally grown music from The Histrionics and Qwerty meets out-of-town tunes from The Dreaded Laramie (Nashville/Lexington) and Bleary Eyed (Philadelphia.)
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars — Watch Party with Dusty Ray Bottoms and Vanessa Demornay
Parlour Downtown Louisville
Free | Doors at 7:30 p.m., show at 8 p.m.
Watch the latest season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars” with two drag queens who both hail from Louisville. One of them has even been on “Drag Race” herself.
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