10 things to do under $5 this week in Louisville (11/14)

Nov 14, 2016 at 11:00 am
10 things to do under $5 this week in Louisville (11/14)

MONDAY

A Tribute to Leonard Cohen Seidenfaden's Cafe Free  |  9:30 p.m. To honor the passing of music legend Leonard Cohen, Seidenfaden's Cafe is hosting a screening of "Leonard Cohen Live at The Isle of Wight 1970." The film is part concert film and part documentary and will be buffered with a few other carefully-selected interviews and performances.

TUESDAY

Jazz Night with Your Friendly Neighborhood Big Band Tim Faulkner Gallery Free  |  8 p.m. Your Friendly Neighborhood Big Band is a local jazz band with a constantly-rotating lineup of regular members and the occasional special guest. The band's sound changes according to the roster of any given night, and, this Tuesday, the group will perform “classic big band literature and original arrangements.”

WEDNESDAY

Winter Wednesday with Adia Victoria and Brooks Ritter Clifton Center Free  |  6:30 p.m. Everyone knows about WFPK’s Waterfront Wednesdays, but do you know about WFPK’s Winter Wednesdays? As the winter weather descends upon the town, this monthly concert series simply moves from Waterfront Park to the Clifton Center. And this month’s concert includes singer/songwriters Adia Victoria and Brooks Ritter. Also, don't forget to bring a few canned goods to donate to Dare to Care.

Crown Larks, Doctor Girlfriend, New Mother Nature Kaiju $5  |  9 p.m. Or if singer/songwriters aren’t for you, then you can head over to Kaiju for a night of weirdness with experimental art-rock bands Crown Larks and Doctor Girlfriend, as well as the sounds of New Mother Nature, whose influences include “insects and gravity.” Beer with a Scientist Against The Grain Brewery Free  |  8 p.m. It should come as no surprise that the continued expansion of humankind has come at the expense of other species. But is there a way for species conservation and urban development to coexist? This is the question Margaret Carrerio, a professor in the UofL Department of Biology hopes to expound upon at this edition of Beer with a Scientist.

THURSDAY

The Spins! Vinyl Listening Party Against The Grain Free  |  7 p.m. Welp, it’s Thursday, which means it's not quite the weekend, but you’ve had it up to here with the week’s bullshit, so you’re starting the party early. And what better bar to kick things off at than Against the Grain Brewery, where there will be a vinyl night with the featured record “The Lemon of Pink” by The Books, and trivia by Clay Baker.

Analog Cannibal, Red Francis, Memory Gloss, Bon Air Lydia House $5  |  8 p.m. Or maybe your response to a shitty week is less drink-like-a-frat-boy and more space-out-on-musical-LSD. In that case, enjoy this show at Lydia House with acts by the meditative Analog Cannibal, psychedelic rock band Red Francis, local rock band Memory Gloss and indie rock with the Bon Air band.

Pleasure Boys, Lung, Dragging Kaiju Free  |  9 p.m. Kaiju will also be doing its best to heal your workweek wounds with a show featuring acts by the punk-rock duo Lung (consisting of a cellist and drummer), experimental electronic band Pleasure Boys and a first time show for the rock band Dragging. Also, in light of current events, Kaiju will be accepting donations at the door for ACLU of Kentucky.

FRIDAY

The Future Is Female Opening Reception (through May) 21c Museum Hotel Free  |  6 p.m. If you, like me, are lamenting the missed opportunity of electing the first female president in U.S. history, then this art show, which is an exploration of contemporary feminist art, is for you. Themes of "portraiture, politics, and the environment" permeate this collection of art.

Coat Check Coat Drive Kaiju $5  |  8 p.m. OK, this one is a bit more serious. The next four years (and maybe more) are going to be tougher than usual for refugees and victimized women living in our country. And we, the citizens of a compassionate city need to do all we can to help. And you can start by donating any used or new winter coats at this coat drive for Kentucky Refugee Ministries and the Center for Women and Families. And for your efforts you will be rewarded with live music by Season at Sea, Joann + The Dakota, White Crosses and DJs McKinley Moore, Sam Sneed and Duffy.