MONDAY - NOV. 5Stronger Than Hate Jefferson Square Park Free | 6-8 p.m. Prepare for election day with a day-before rally in the name of justice, racial equity, religious freedom and inclusivity, featuring several big-name supporters, from pastors (Rev. Kevin Cosby of St. Stephen Church) to organizers (Raoul Cunningham of Louisvilles NAACP branch) and LEO contributor (Dr. Ricky L. Jones). The Louisville Urban League is behind the event.
How Research and Politics Have Shaped Louisvilles Food System Bellarmine University Free | 6:30-8:30 p.m. LEO contributor and social justice activist Cassia Herron will lead this talk on Louisvilles food system. Herron, a leader in Kentuckys food movement teaches a new course about urban food systems at Bellarmine University.
Shakespeare in the Libraries: 'The Taming of the Shrew' Various locations Free | Times vary Three days this week, a two-person troupe from Kentucky Shakespeare will perform a one-hour take on the Bards classic comedy The Taming of the Shrew at various Louisville Free Public Library locations. Performances start Monday at the Crescent Hill Library (7 p.m.) and also talk place at the Westport and Iroquois locations on Wednesday (4 p.m.) and Thursday (6 p.m.), respectively.
TUESDAY - NOV. 6Vote! Your Polling Place The freest | 6 a.m.-6 p.m. The most bang-for-your-buck event all week guaranteed: cast a ballot for free and help decide the future of Louisville, the Commonwealth and the country.
To find out where to vote (and to see whos on your ballot), go here.
Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (if youre in line by 6 p.m., you will be able to vote). Employers are required to give you a reasonable amount of time off work to vote.
You will be asked to provide some sort of identification at the polls (unless you know the precinct officer), which can include a drivers license, Social Security card, credit card or an ID card issued by the U.S. government, the county (if its approved in writing by the State Board of Elections) or the state (if it includes a picture). Another form of ID is fine, too, as long as it contains both a picture and a signature. A photo ID is not necessarily required (see Social Security card, etc.).
If you feel that you were unlawfully denied the right to vote, call 866-OUR-VOTE, an election protection hotline.
Missing out? Register for the next election here.
Election Watch Parties! Various locations No cover | Times vary After all that exhausting voting (read: Its not that hard), wind down or get wound up at an election night watch party to watch the results roll in. Some even include games and deals!
Snack on free crack fries all day at HopCat for their election day festivities, which end with a classic watch party. Go straight from work to Old Louisville Brewery at 5 p.m. for VIP pricing on pints with an I Voted sticker or wristband. Feel official at the Democratic Watch Party, hosted by U.S. Rep. John Yarmuths and Mayor Greg Fischers campaigns with appetizers and a cash bar available. Or flex your intellect at Chill BARs and Gravely Brewing Co.s trivia night watch parties.
WEDNESDAY - NOV. 7WFPK Winter Wednesday Holy Trinity Clifton Campus No cover | 6 p.m. Waterfront Wednesdays are long over, but not free WFPK concerts. Novembers features Denver singer-songwriter Jill Sobule and local artist Scott T. Smith. The show starts in earnest at 7:30 p.m. Bearnos Pizza will be slinging slices for purchase. Dont forget to bring a canned good or other non-perishable item for Dare to Care Food Bank.
THURSDAY - NOV. 8Social Sciences on Tap NABC Bank Street Brewhouse No cover | 6-8 p.m. Every second Thursday, faculty members from Indiana University Southeasts School of Social Sciences come to New Albanys Bank Street Brewhouse to discuss a broad range of topics with the community. This month: Journalism Ethics in the Trump Era, from Professor Ron Allman who will be talking truth, privacy, conflicts of interest, libel and hate. Come to talk passionately and drink beer.
FRIDAY - NOV. 9Veterans Day Parade Jefferson Street Free | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Since 2011 (after a 60-year hiatus), Louisville has celebrated Veterans Day with a parade, beginning at 11 a.m. the time the ceasefire to end World War I took effect. Approximately 80 units will march from Seventh and Jefferson streets to Fourth and Jefferson streets to honor American veterans, active duty armed service members and their families. Major Gen. John R. Evans Jr. of Fort Knox is the grand marshal of this years parade.
CHEW, GRLwood, Lashes Kaiju $5 | 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Nothing like a cheap, Friday night show. This magical, musical evening features CHEW, a psychedelic outfit from Atlanta, GRLwood of Louisville scream pop" fame and Lashes, another heavy duo, this one from Cincinnati.