10 Things to do under $5 this week in Louisville (9/26)

Sep 26, 2016 at 12:50 pm
Phil Wakeman, "White Pants and Coveralls" (From Urban Entries Series), 1985
Phil Wakeman, "White Pants and Coveralls" (From Urban Entries Series), 1985


BastardBastardBastard, Synapse, Sons of Medusa, Last Question Mag Bar $6  |  9 p.m. What better way to get out all your Monday aggression than a metal show! Bands include the New York thrash band BastardBastardBastard, Kentucky metal bands Synapse and Sons of Medusa as well as progressive metal band Last Question. (P.S. We know we cheated by a dollar on the price, but it’s a damn good show so I’m sure you’re OK with it.)


WFPK Waterfront Wednesday Waterfront Park (Big Four Lawn) Free  |  5 p.m. Enjoy the beginning of Autumn weather and the end of this year’s WFPK Waterfront Wednesday at the last show of the season. Bands at this Wednesday’s show include the alt-rock band Nada Surf, a mix of Americana and psychedelia with OJR, and Louisville’s own comedic hip-hop maestro Howell Dawdy.


Twilight Thursday Churchill Downs $3  |  5 p.m. This Thursday at the track, enjoy some live music, food trucks, betting tips from resident handicappers and best of all, $1 beers! And while you will inevitably lose money on a horse with goofy name, you may win it back on a horse with a cool name. Either way, just go enjoy yourself.

Twilight Polo with Louisville Polo Club Waterfront Park (Great Lawn) Free  |  6 p.m. Join the Louisville Polo Club for the city’s first ever polo match on the Great Lawn. It’s an evening filled with exciting sportsball, bourbon, live music and food trucks all under Louisville’s beautiful skyline.

ReSurfaced 319 S. Shelby St. Free  |  Times vary ReSurfaced has a lot going on this week. Thursday is Home Skate Shop Hangout night with a mixtape by the people of Home Skate Shop (with drinks and food trucks). Then on Friday stop by for the LouiEvolve Hip-Hop Roundtable and a set by DJ Hi-Definition (with drinks and food trucks). And then on Saturday (I know this is 5 Things territory but fuck it) center yourself with 502 Power Yoga and some live music later by Jacqui Blue, Twenty First Century Fox and Cut Family Foundation (with drinks and food trucks).


Rewinder, Memory Gloss, Yutta Newman Kaiju $5  |  9 p.m.  |   21+ The “garage trash/grunge duo” Rewinder is coming all the way from Paris, France to play at Kaiju this Friday. And since they spent hours in a cramped plane just for you, the least you can do is drive down to Kaiju to enjoy their music. Not to mention they will be joined by Louisville’s own Yutta Newman, and Memory Gloss. St. James Court Art Fair Old Louisville Free  |  10 a.m. The St. James Court Art Fair is the largest art fair in Louisville with over 725 artists, and it’s held in the heart of America’s largest collection of Victorian homes. Needless to say, even if you don’t buy a new piece of art for your home, this event is a great excuse just to walk around this historic neighborhood and enjoy the work of these many amazing artists.

UnFair Mag Bar Free  |  10 a.m. That being said, The St. James Court Art Fair has a certain “style” that doesn’t include everyone. If you are into more eclectic, subversive or straight up sinful art (aka a reader of LEO) then the UnFair is for you. This black sheep art fair has been going on now for 20 years and has grown into an event all on it’s own. So go, be sinful and merry.

"Ghosts of Motion" (ends Sept. 30) UofL's Photo Archives Free  |  8 a.m. “Ghosts of Motion” is a show filled with “ examples of unintentional blur in photography from some of the Photographic Archives’ collections.” These photos, which are often viewed as mistakes by the artists, unintentionally create the illusion of ghosts being captured in a photo. See this perfectly halloween themed show before it ends this Friday.

Phil Wakeman, "White Pants and Coveralls" (From Urban Entries Series), 1985
Phil Wakeman, "White Pants and Coveralls" (From Urban Entries Series), 1985

"Urban(e)" (ends Sept. 30) Kentucky Fine Art Gallery Free  |  6 p.m. David O. Schuster considers himself “a contemporary realist using a variety of media and technical approaches.” And his latest collection of new work is hanging up in the Kentucky Fine Art Gallery, but be sure and see this work before it’s taken down this Friday.

Painting of Bardstown Road by David O. Schuster
Painting of Bardstown Road by David O. Schuster