MONDAY, Feb. 24Movie Monday: The Princess and the Frog and Girls Trip Old Louisville Brewery No cover | 5-10 p.m. Two movies about Black women finding their way and having some fun in New Orleans. One is a kid-friendly, Disney princess story one is definitely not (but still worth watching).
Sixth Annual African American Read-In Main Library, Louisville Free Public Library Free | 6:30-8 p.m. Members of Louisvilles creative community will perform dramatic readings and works by African American artists. Featured performers come from a variety of Louisville institutions including Jerika Jones of Girls Rock Louisville, Otis Junior of The Jesse Lees and Keturah Herron of the ACLU of Kentucky.
TUESDAY, Feb. 25Fat Tuesday Celebrations Various locations No cover | Times vary Fat Tuesday is the final hurrah before Lent begins and some Louisvillians somberly start to prepare for Easter. Regardless of your religious beliefs, its an opportunity to party, and you dont want to miss it. The only question is, which celebration do you go to? Flanagan's Ale House kicks it off early at noon with creole food specials (a rarity for an Irish bar), signature cocktails, beer from Abita Brewing, Creole Zydeco music, beads and a costume contest. Taj in NuLu starts its party at 4 p.m. with drink specials, free king cake and Mardi Gras swag. The Beignet Bash at Old Louisville Brewery benefitting Mattingly Edge features beignets, of course, (six for $3) but also $2 king cake (with prizes if you find one of three baby Jesuses in your slice), beads, New Orleans jazz and a gumbo cook-off from 6 to 8 p.m. (its $5 to taste a bit from each pot). If youre in the mood for a classic crawfish boil, Mag Bar is hosting one starting at 8 p.m. with special drinks, beads and music. And finally, at 9 p.m., the Jimmy Cant Dance jazz club, is hosting an evening of music with world band Zu Zu Ya Ya and poet Ron Whitehead.
Growing Microgreens Northeast Regional Library, Louisville Free Public Library Free | 6:30-8 p.m. Learn how to grow plants from your window that you can actually eat, including greens, herbs and vegetables.
Themed Trivia: Cats Gravely Brewing Co. No cover | 7-9 p.m. No, not that kind of Cats trivia well leave the mysteries of digital fur technology to Tom Hooper. This is cat trivia, about your favorite animal (What? Youre a dog lover? Cant hear you!) So, watch The Lion In Your Living Room on Amazon Prime for 99 cents and get ready to impress the ladies cat ladies, that is.
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 26The Beecher Terrace Story Screening & Discussion UofL Ekstrom Library, W104 Free | 5:30-7:30 p.m. The Beecher Terrace Story is a documentary made by local filmmaker Lavel White about the history of the Beecher Terrace housing complex, featuring interviews with former residents and neighborhood stakeholders. Over the past few years, Beecher Terraces distressed apartments have been in the process of being replaced by a new energy-efficient, mixed income community. This documentary screening includes a panel discussion with White, Louisville housing justice advocates and former residents.
LGBTQ+ Wellness Series: Mindfully Queer Beechmont Community Center Free | 7-8:30 p.m. Louisville Pride Foundation has started a monthly community wellness series, and Februarys iteration is an introduction to mindfulness with Alexis Harris, Ph.D.: about building self awareness and strengthening resilience within the queer community.
Acquainted Strangers / North by North / Bungalow Betty Kaiju $5 | 9 p.m.-midnight North by North, garage pop from Chicago, visits Louisville on its Get Weird album tour and is joined by Louisville bands Acquainted Strangers (alternative) and Bungalow Betty (twee pop).
THURSDAY, Feb. 27James Russell May Fundraiser Art Show Art Sanctuary No cover (donations requested) | 6-9 p.m. Louisville painter James Russell May was recently released from the hospital after his heart stopped while choking on Feb. 12. This art show and fundraiser featuring his work will raise money to offset medical costs and Mays living expenses as he recovers.
Stories from the Front Lines of Food Justice Tim Faulkner Gallery Free | 6:30-8:30 p.m. New Roots hosts this storytelling event, featuring speakers talking about how fresh food access has transformed individuals and communities. And what kind of food justice event would it be if there werent snacks? Much on food from Ramsis Cafe or grab a mocktail by Prana. A cash bar will also be available.