5 things to do in Louisville this weekend (1/22)

Jan 22, 2016 at 7:26 pm
5 things to do in Louisville this weekend (1/22)

FRIDAY

Let's go sledding! All over Louisville Free; All day! Since Louisville is no longer a city as much as a giant mound of snow and ice, you might as well grab a garbage can lid and slide down it. Enjoy your snow day and head to one (or all?) of Metro Parks' six designated sledding hills in Louisville. Parks include Cherokee Park, George Rogers Clark Park, Joe Creason Park, McNeely Lake Park, Tyler Park, Charlie Vettiner Park. —Ethan Smith

#RefugeesWelcome benefit concert  Kaiju Free; 9 p.m. Refugees go through hell to get to America, and now here they are newly arrived and facing this blizzard. The least we can do is offer them a warm coat, so bring your new or gently used winter clothing to Kaiju and while you’re there enjoy some music by M.I.N.D., The Muddy Walters and Ed Monk with a live painting by Ryan Case. All donations, the painting, and 10 percent of bar sales go to Kentucky Refugee Ministries (Event organizers say they are determined to see this event through, snow be damned, but please check Kaiju's Facebook page before heading out in case there is a change in plans). —Ethan Smith

SATURDAY

Louisville on Tap International Convention Center $45-65; 4 p.m. As you already know, Louisville is a hub for local breweries. This ginormous beer sampling exists so that you can get acquainted with the best craft breweries in America (including Louisville’s own Against the Grain, Apocalypse, Falls City, Flat12, New Albanian, West Sixth and Goodwood brewing). Over 150 releases, live music by the Greg Finger Band and some delicious food. Enjoy. —Ethan Smith

Snowboarding, skiing and tubing! Paoli Peaks $30+; 9 a.m. - 3 a.m.. At this point in #snowmageddon2016, you’ve probably already burned through your Netflix queue and you may be going a little stir crazy. If you can open your door and find a relatively clear path north, you should head to Paoli Peaks in Indiana. It’s only one hour away from downtown Louisville, which is a short trip considering the only other hills around town worth snowboarding, skiing and snow tubing on are covered in trees. Saturday is Ladies Night for ladies 18 or Older from 8pm-3am. Lift Tickets are just $5. Get a Lift and Rental package for just $35 and a beginner group lesson is just a $10 add on. —Ethan Smith

SUNDAY

Akasha Pintwood Derby Akasha Brewing Co. Free; 1 p.m. Remember those pinewood derby cars you got to assemble yourself as a kid? Well, now you can get drunk and do it as an adult, hooray! On Sunday, local organizations will be racing their handmade cars in Akasha Brewing Co.’s first Pintwood Derby! Proceeds from 1st, 2nd and 3rd place go towards the entrants charity of choice. Come cheer them on and enjoy a pint and some food from Holy Molé Taco Truck or Celtic Pig BBQ. —Ethan Smith