10 Things To Do For $5 And Under In Louisville This Week (8/9)

Aug 9, 2021 at 12:26 pm
Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers play Waterfront Wednesday this week.
Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers play Waterfront Wednesday this week.

MONDAY, Aug. 9

Back to School Giveaway

Chickasaw Park

Free  |  Noon-6 p.m.

Mobile Auto Care hosts this back to school community event with school supply giveaways, free food, activities, vendors and more. 

TUESDAY, Aug. 10

‘Orphan Trains: A Genealogical Challenge’


Free  |  1-2 p.m.

Former Humana Director of Education Mel Arnold discusses his research into how the orphan trains of the 1800s posed an unintended but “overwhelming genealogical conundrum” for “hundreds of future family researchers.”


WFPK Waterfront Wednesday: Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers

Big Four Lawn

Free  |  5 p.m.

WFPK continues its waterfront concert series with Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers headlining the show next Wednesday night. They will share the stage with Villa Mure and CJ Sparks. As always, these are free shows where you can bring your blanket or lawn chairs. The kids are also welcome. Republic Bank will be sponsoring free trolley rides from the Bats parking lot across from the Great Lawn.

Introduction to Audio Recording

Northeast Regional Library

Free  |  7-8:30 p.m.

Learn the basics of sound recording and editing with the free Audacity computer program. Email [email protected] or call 394-0379 to sign up. 


Virtual Craft & Chat: Making Faux Batik Fabric


Free  |  3-4 p.m.

Learn how to make faux Batik fabric, hand dyed fabrics with wax printing. Once you sign up, you can pick up a DIY kit from the South Central Regional Library. Register by emailing [email protected]. 

Social Distancing LIVE

Amy Z’s

No cover  |  9 p.m.

Social Distancing is made up of two Carnival Cruise Line musicians who have decided to take their talents to the land.

FRIDAY, Aug. 13

The Flea Off Market with Born Cross-Eyed

Fresh Start Growers Supply

No cover  |  5-9 p.m.

The Flea Off Market starts on Friday with an evening vendor fest starting at 5 p.m.. At 7 p.m., the Grateful Dead cover stars Born Cross-Eyed begin playing.

Barb Webb Presents ‘Getting Baked’

Carmichael’s Bookstore

Free  |  7 p.m.

Appalachian homesteader Barb Webb discusses her new book, a cheeky guide to hemp, CBD and medicinal gardening. 

Unusual Heat / Kiana & The Sun Kings / Jordan Blase

High Horse Bar

No cover  |  8 p.m.

An evening of music at High Horse Bar featuring Unusual Heat (Zach Longoria’s new, 11-member project), Kiana & The Sun Kings (R&B, soul — fronted by Kiana Del) and Jordan Blase (jazz, R&B, soul),

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Never Say Die

No cover  |  9 p.m.-3 a.m.

At the Never Say Die cocktail bar, Chelsey Owen teaches a beginner salsa dancing class from 9:15-10 p.m.. From 10 p.m. to 3 a.m., DJ Bon scores an open dancing free-for-all.