10 things to do under $5 this week in Louisville (2/12)

Feb 12, 2018 at 2:56 pm
The punk rock duo GRLwood
The punk rock duo GRLwood


Louisville Neighborhood Trivia – Neighborhood Roundtable Four Pegs Beer Lounge Free (RSVP encouraged)  |  5:30-8 p.m. Test your knowledge of Louisville at this neighborhood trivia night with Louisville historian and former Metro Council President Tom Owen. The beginning of the event will be set aside for networking, and the trivia will begin at 6 p.m. The event is free, but attendees are asked to RSVP through the Facebook event page.

GameKnights Valentine's Day Special! Kaiju Free  |  7-11 p.m. This informal night of board and card gaming provides a fun, friendly atmosphere to meet fellow nerds and play games. And for this Valentine’s Day edition, all featured games will be two-player, so, as the host Nerd Louisville put it, “Bring your spouse, paramore, or best friend and play some games!”

GRLwood, Anti-Pressure, Sine Cura, America's Pastime Mag Bar Free  |  8 p.m.-midnight Listen to some live music at this show featuring emo-pop band Sine Cura, acoustic emo band America’s Pastime, and local rock-bands GRLwood and Anti-Pressure.


Mardi Gras in Louisville! Locations, costs and times vary Can’t afford to travel to New Orleans for Mardi Gras? Lucky for you these local bars are bringing Mardi Gras to you!

TAJ Louisville, starting at 4 p.m., is throwing a party with free masks and beads (while supplies last) and drink specials that include $5 Captain Morgan Hurricanes, $5 Boozy Slushies, $15 Fish bowls and $5 Jager; Old Louisville Brewery, starting at 5 p.m., is throwing a party that includes beignets, King Cake, Chicory Coffee Stout, free beads and New Orleans-style jazz over the speakers; Butchertown Social, starting at 8 p.m., is celebrating with live music by Funkasaurus, free cajun popcorn and drink specials that include Sazeracs and Hurricanes; and Mag Bar, starting at 9 p.m., is hosting a crawfish boil with drink specials, live music and free beads.


BBFC Presents: ‘Werewolf in a Women's Prison’ Seidenfaden’s Cafe Free  |  9-10:30 p.m. Black Box Film Cult finds the weirdest B-movies possible, and then screens them for you to openly mock and laugh at. This week’s film, which BBFC says it “dredged up from the depths of the underground,” is “Werewolf In A Women's Prison.” BBFC describes it as “the werewolf mythos with the women's prison exploitation genre,” which “delivers retail store-grade werewolf effects and the naive sensibility that can only be brought by what has to be a pornography producer's misguided attempt to break into ‘real’ movies."

Care & Crafting: Love Letters For Legislators Great Flood Brewing Free  |  4:30-7 p.m. This Valentine’s Day, join Planned Parenthood Advocates of Indiana and Kentucky for a night of Valentine’s Day card crafting. The cards will be sent to elected officials to let them know, as organizers put it, that “we will continue to fight for safe, affordable and comprehensive healthcare for all Kentuckians.” Valentine’s Day inspired materials and talking points will be provided.

Indepen-Dance Zanzabar $1  |  9 p.m. It doesn’t take two to have a good time at this event! Zanzabar is celebrating the independent life with this Indepen-Dance Day celebration with $1 admission, $1 shots, $1 bites and No. 1 hits by one-hit wonders. Couples are welcome, but organizers ask for no PDA, please.


Thursday Night Blitz Chess Highland Coffee Company Free  |  7:30 p.m. Whether you’re an amateur or a master, everyone is welcome to this night of blitz chess. The Highland Chess group invites everyone to come to Highland Coffee Company and “grab a coffee, piece of bread and duke it out on all 64 squares.”


EmoNite502 – Two-Year Anniversary! The Cure Lounge Free  |  10 p.m.-2 a.m. The Cure Lounge is celebrating the two-year anniversary of it’s EmoNite502, a night dedicated to emo, pop punk and indie classics from somewhere between 1996 and 2006. Don’t sit at home drinking and moping around the house like a weirdo, come drink and mope around on the dance floor with like-minded others.

Louisville Socialists Social Hour Kaiju Free  |  6 p.m. Interested in upending capitalism? Join the Louisville Socialists for this social hour that organizers say is “all about strengthening the bonds of our community under the banner of socialism.” Everyone is welcome, and even if you can’t attend the event, Louisville Socialists encourage you to message them to learn more (we promise they won’t bite). And after you’ve had your fill of intellectual stimulation, Kaiju is hosting a rock concert at 9 p.m. with acts by Tall Squares, Crooked Beat Refuge and Mosquito. Admission to the concert is $5.