MONDAY, July 26
George Hauck Way
No cover | 5 p.m.
The annual Dainty Contest is back in full force this Monday. Heres our attempt to explain the game of Dainty: its sort of like a stickball home run derby, but theres no ball instead you take your stick and hit a much smaller, sharper stick. You have to be at least 45 years old to play. And, theres lots of beer and bologna sandwiches. The open competition starts at 5:30 p.m.. Afterward, a German band will play. Make sure to visit the Vendor Village as well.
Louisville Thrift Store
$5 (suggested donation) | 5:30-7 p.m.
The Louisville Thrift Store is hosting a fundraiser for business lost since the city government closed its Portland street more than a month ago because of sewer issues. This all-out community celebration will feature trivia, games, prizes, a live DJ and voter registration. Donations to the store can be made via Venmo @louisvillethrift, GoFundMe or Cashapp ($louisvillethrift.) If you pay through Cashapp and write Black Market KY in the memo line, the nearby grocery store will match your donation up to $500.
TUESDAY, July 27
No cover | 7-10 p.m.
Test your Disney knowledge at Chill BARs trivia night this week. Bring up to five players for your team. There will be prizes for the winners.
WEDNESDAY, July 28
Big Four Lawn
Free | 6 p.m.
Waterfront Wednesday this week features The Mavericks, a country music band known for their hits Back In Your Arms Again and Dance The Night Away. They start playing at 9 p.m., with openers Magnolia Boulevard (Lexington five-piece) and McKinley James (New York and Tennessee rhythm and blues) playing at 7:30 and 6 p.m., respectively.
THURSDAY, July 29
Free | 5-7 p.m.
LGBTQ+ entrepreneurs unite for a casual meet up to learn about one another and begin to create a community of LGBTQ+ business owners.
FRIDAY, July 30
Mile Wide Beer Co.
No cover | 4 p.m.-midnight
Two releases are being celebrated at this event: The debut of Kiana & The Sun Kings new album, Chrysalis, and the birth of a Mile Wide beer brewed in collaboration with the band, The Caterpillars Mojo. The drink is a passionfruit blonde ale for summer sippin. Kiana & The Sun Kings will perform, as well as DJ Quinnette.
Kosair Shrine Center
No cover | 4-11 p.m.
The Kosair Shriners are hosting their first ever BBQ Festival, featuring a BBQ competition, food vendors, live music, a beer garden, kids entertainment and a cornhole tournament. The festivities continue on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Silver Street Park, New Albany
Free | 6-8 p.m.
Your Hogwarts letter has finally arrived, inviting you to the New Albany Parks and Recreations Harry Potter Day. There will be Quidditch, games, door prizes and Harry Potter trivia from 6:30-7:15 p.m.
No cover | 6-9 p.m.
Jeffersontowns Food Truck Fridays now have musical accompaniment. The Checkmates play at this event, featuring food from Get In Your Belly Deli.
$5 (suggested donation) | 8 p.m.
Late for Dinners live show this week features Isolation Tank Ensemble (a trash prog seven-piece), Majutsu (Happy Goodtime Music) and Chicagos Big Mermaid.