5 Things To Do In And Around Louisville This Weekend (5/19-5/21)

May 19, 2023 at 1:53 pm
Shark Sandwich at Poorcastle 2022.
Shark Sandwich at Poorcastle 2022. Photo by Nik Vechery.

FRIDAY, MAY 19

Poorcastle Breslin Park $20/day, $40/weekend | 2 p.m.

This weekend-long, all-local "fest for the rest" not only features the Poorcastle debuts of up-and-coming bands, but it also features a number of returning artists from previous years as part of "Flashback Friday." (This is a LEO-sponsored event.)

Shrek Rave (18+) Mercury Ballroom $37 | 9 p.m.

It's pretty much exactly what it sounds like: a dance party themed around the titular green ogre of the much-memed movie franchise. Expect "All Star" to be played at least once, because, y'know, obviously.

SATURDAY, MAY 20

Southern Indiana Renaissance Faire Pirate Weekend Birdsell Castle (6900 Dave Carr Rd., Charlestown, IN) $20 adults, $15 children/seniors/active military | 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Expect the typical merriment and mirth of this weekend ren faire — jousting, music, medieval-themed vendors, etc. — but watch out for pirates!

SUNDAY, MAY 21

Hadestown (Touring) Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts $76.05-$156.78 | 6:30 p.m.

This Broadway musical, a modern retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, is also a story about labor exploitation and climate change.

Kentuckiana Pride Pageant 2023 Play Louisville $10 | 9 p.m.

Local drag performers will compete for titles like Miss KPF, Mr. KPF, KPF Diva, and more.