15 things to do under $5 this week in Louisville (8/1)

Aug 1, 2016 at 11:38 am
Still from Pokemon Go trailer.
Still from Pokemon Go trailer.


“Riot on the Dance Floor: The Story of Randy Now and City Gardens” Seidenfaden’s Cafe Free; 9:30 p.m. Just because it’s Monday doesn’t mean you have to sit in the house doing nothing. For example, you could head to Seidenfaden’s Cafe for a drink and enjoy a music documentary about the infamous New Jersey nightclub, City Gardens. This underground club hosted acts like Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, Butthole Surfers and Dead Kennedys and was a champion of underdogs and creative freedom.

Bourbon, Beer and Board Games Kaiju Free; 8 p.m. Or if board games, beer and bourbon are more your thing, head over to Kaiju, where Book & Music Exchange (Highlands) is bringing by several different board games so that everyone can get in on a little friendly competition.

Joseph Yazell, Turtle Island and more! Mag Bar Free; 9:30 p.m. Join Mag Bar for a free show Monday featuring live performances by Joseph Yazell, the Louisville-based folk/blues singer, the experimental psychedelic band, Turtle Island, and the funky synth-pop band, Atomo.


$2 Margaritas, $2 Beer & $2 Burgers Monkey Wrench Under $5; 4 p.m. Possibly the best deal in town, Tuesdays at The Monkey Wrench, are not to be missed. You can enjoy $2 margaritas, $2 beer and $2 burgers on the rooftop patio and think about what you're going to do with all of the money you just saved (but probably just blow it on more margaritas).


Night Train Cinema Lounge: “The Boxer’s Omen” Kaiju Free; 8 p.m. Brought to you by ARTxFM, Night Train Cinema Lounge presents cult, obscure, foreign and just flat-out bizarre films on Kaiju’s 16 foot screen, with free popcorn, too. Now as far as this week’s film is concerned, I don’t know what to tell you besides watch the trailer and decide for yourself whether you can handle the surreal horror that is “The Boxer’s Omen.”


Seven Sense Festival Preview with The Cut Family Foundation Metro Hall (Mayor’s Gallery) Free; Noon This one’s pretty straight forward. The mayor likes to shine a spotlight on local musicians and artists with his Music and Art Series. And this week the spotlight is on The Cut Family Foundation, which will be playing in this year’s Seven Sense Festival. So head down for the music, stay for the food trucks and enjoy a nice break from your work week woes.

Beats & Eats: Vol. VIII – Spanish New Year Decca Free; 11 p.m. Chef Annie and the rest of the Decca team like to experiment. Which is why they host “Beats & Eats” nights during which they cook up one-night-only dishes around a theme (this time it’s Spanish New Year's food) and ask a DJ (DJ Ryan Rugger) to play hip-hop that fits the theme. Entry is free, a shot of bourbon and a can of beer (the Five Dolla Holla) is $5, Jello shots are $2 and all dishes are under $8.

Killii Killii, Isolation Tank Ensemble and more! Kaiju $5; 9 p.m. Join Kaiju for a night of live music by Killii Killii, the Louisville-based prog-rock band, some “weird synthy nuggets of electro progressive noise" by Isolation Tank Ensemble and the sweet sounds of Yutta Newman. Sorry — the night is for those 21 and older.


Barbecue & Hops to Benefit The Olmsted Parks Conservancy Feast BBQ & Akasha Brewing Company Free; 5 p.m. Feel like drinking local brews and downing some delicious barbecue for a good cause? Well, head over to the parking lot of Akasha Brewing Company and Feast BBQ for plenty of food and drink and live music by Plum Hokum. The proceeds benefit The Olmsted Parks Conservancy.

Flea Off Market with Cphr Dvn Fresh Start Growers Supply Free; 7:30 p.m. Join “hip-hop alchemists” CPHR DVN, DJ Kara, Pronoun, Cave Dwlr and others for a special night of live music and the Flea Off Market. It’s the chance to hear amazing hip-hop and, in between sets, search for that perfect piece of art or those new pair of locally-made earrings.

Dark Harbor, Good People and more! Mag Bar Free; 8:30 p.m. This Friday, Mag Bar presents a night of free music by Good People, a rock band “soaked in fuzz,” the alternative rock band, Dark Harbor and the psychedelic garage rock band, Tangled Headphones.

Pokemon Go Lure-a-Thon Downtown Louisville Free; 5 p.m. Now that PokeVision is no longer a thing, we’re going to have to catch em’ all the old-fashioned way. Thankfully, there is a Pokemon Go Lure-a-Thon this week in Downtown Louisville. Jump on a trolley for the First Friday Trolley Hop where they will stop at several restaurants, bars and shops (with over 50 Poke stops) where they will have active lure modules.

First Friday at Tim Faulkner Gallery Tim Faulkner Gallery Free; 6 p.m. To celebrate the first Friday of August, Tim Faulkner Gallery is hosting a party with live music, live painting, drinks, food and two artists featured in the main gallery (painter and installation artist Megan Bickel, and painter Beatrice Guarnaschelle-Holt).

First Friday at The MAC Muhammad Ali Center $5; 5 p.m. The Muhammad Ali Center is hosting its version of a block party this Friday, with plenty of food trucks, beer, wine, live music, dance demonstrations, trivia with comedian Sean Smith, a poetry slam with Young Poets of Louisville and more!

1960’s “Psycho” Louisville Palace $5; 8 p.m. Perhaps Alfred Hitchcock’s most famous film, “Psycho,” has inspired so many films, TV shows and pop culture, in general, that you may know all about the movie without ever seeing it, which is a shame. Because this movie is master's class in visual storytelling and script writing. So get your ass out to the theater to watch a genius filmmaker's magnum opus.