5 things to do in Louisville this weekend

Sep 18, 2015 at 9:38 pm
5 things to do in Louisville this weekend


Yappy Hour  Apocalypse Brew Works Free; 5 p.m. Head to Apocalypse Brew Works, where you’ll find live music, food trucks and some doggone good beers on tap, like Black Lab Black IPA, Black Hound Agave IPA, Chocolate Lab Milk Stout, Cute Puppy Pumpkin Ale, and Shia LaRuff. All the proceeds will go to the Kentucky Humane Society, so it goes without saying all four-legged friends are welcome to attend as well. —Ethan Smith

White Reaper  Zanzabar  $12; 9 p.m. Back in town, taking a quick break from the road, at this point you know what to expect from White Reaper: swirls of punk’s past, present and future featuring sugary hooks, creepy/really catchy synths and a rock and roll heart that brings some serious backbone. If you don’t know what to expect and want to learn more about them — plus you dig shameless self-promotion — read this cover story I wrote about them in July.  Or just check out this video:


Downs After Dark  Churchill Downs $10 and up; 5 p.m. Horse racing is fun, but it’s even better after dark. You get to enjoy all the joys of Churchill Downs (mint juleps, gambling, people watching and tomfoolery) without the sunburn. There will also be live music by A Lion Named Roar, and Dr. Dunkenstein himself, Darryl Griffith, will be signing autographs in the paddock area. —Ethan Smith

Inaugural Louisville Pride Festival  Bardstown Road  Free; 11 a.m. Let’s celebrate love, equality and the entire LGBT+ community this Saturday by heading down to Bardstown Road (between Grinstead Drive and Beechwood Avenue). There you’ll find everything from Louisville ballet, to live music by Karmin, to drag shows by the lovely playmates of Play Dance Bar. This is Louisville’s inaugural Pride Festival, so you know it’s going to be a blowout. —Ethan Smith


Louisville AIDS walk  The Belvedere Free (donations); 1 p.m. Time for a second of serious talk. HIV/AIDS is an epidemic in our area, which is why HIV/AIDS awareness (and remembrance of those lost) has never been more important. So get some friends and family together and do a little exercising this Sunday for a good cause. And if you got a few extra dollars, toss ‘em to The Kentucky AIDS Alliance so they can continue combating this deadly virus. —Ethan Smith