5 things to do in Louisville this weekend (3/11)

Mar 11, 2016 at 4:43 pm
5 things to do in Louisville this weekend (3/11)

FRIDAY

French Film Festival: “Love at First Fight / Les Combattants”  UofL (Floyd Theatre) Free; 2 p.m. The latest in UofL’s French Film Festival “Love at First Fight / Les Combattants” is about a small-town man who follows an apocalypse-obsessed woman to a survivalist bootcamp, with a touch of a indie filmmaking and some millennial angst to boot.

SATURDAY

30 Hours: Speed Museum Grand Opening (Day One)  Speed Museum Free; 10 a.m. After more than three years of renovations, the Louisville Speed Art Museum is back. To celebrate, the museum is kicking off its grand re-opening with 30 consecutive hours of free music, film, performance and art (no, seriously — 30 consecutive hours). There will be monks creating a world peace sand mandala, Turner’s Circus acts, a pajama dance party, a Louisville hip-hop tournament (continued on Sunday).

Vince Staples ft. Jack Harlow & Peter Wesley  Headliners $15-$18; 8 p.m. An up-and-comer who demands some serious attention. His music vacillates between gangster rap, conscious rap and rap you just want to light up and chill out to. Check out some of the songs off his EP “Hell Can Wait” and his newest album “Summertime ‘06.”

St. Paddy’s Day Parade  Bardstown/Baxter Free; 3 p.m. The “People’s Parade” is finally here, so bust out that one green piece of clothing you got or slap on some green nail polish or hair dye and come enjoy the warm weather, cold beer and general buffoonery that comes with the St. Paddy’s Day Parade. With an average attendance of 100,000, you obviously need to get to the Bardstown / Baxter area early, but it’s worth it if you enjoy raucous parties.

SUNDAY

30 Hours: Grand Opening (Day Two)  Speed Museum Free; 8 a.m. (Continued from Saturday) Free face painting, a Squallis Puppeteers vinyl-spinning puppet, local painter Liz Richter making original postcards for everyone, tribal dancing and yoga, dozens of local musicians scattered throughout the museum and so much more — seriously the list goes on and on. And since all of it couldn’t fit here, click here to see a full printable schedule. And make sure you don’t forget the best part, the whole museum will be open for your viewing and approval. Enjoy.