Louisville.com’s Weekender: Events for Sept. 6-Sept. 9, 2012
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Fozzy at The Vernon Club
Rock out with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar and Dancing with the Stars alum Chris Jericho and his band Fozzy.
Artist Lecture with Eve Sussman at 21c Museum Hotel
Eve Sussman’s work incorporates film, video, installation, sculpture and photography. In 2003 she began working under the rubric Rufus Corporation. Rufus has evolved into a think tank of performers, artists, musicians, writers and programmers who have collaborated on films and art works. Under the direction of Sussman, the company has created 89 seconds at Alcázar, The Rape of the Sabine Women, Yuri’s Office and whiteonwhite:algorithmicnoir, an experimental film noir.
Sept. 6, 7 p.m.
‘The Vagina Monologues’ at the Kentucky Center
"(Eve) Ensler breaks taboos by talking, talking and talking some more—stripping fear and shame from what she celebrates here. It makes for quite a party. Funny, outrageous, emotionally affecting, and occasionally angry …The Vagina Monologues confront words to demystify and disarm them. In so doing, Ensler disarms the audience too." – Associated Press
Free First Friday Night at the Speed Art Museum
Enjoy free admission to the museum’s permanent collection and the award winning Art Sparks Interactive Family gallery. Visitors can learn about the future of the new museum in the exhibitions Unveiling the New Speed: A Model of the Future and preview the new Art Park in Inside|Out. Also on view will be Andy Warhol: Myths, the Speed’s recently acquired Kentucky Sideboard in A Kentucky Masterpiece Unveiled! and Souvenirs of Europe: An Early Kentucky Artist Collects.
Fairdale Fair at the Fairdale Playtorium
Come out for the 82nd Annual Fairdale Fair on the grounds of the Fairdale Playtorium. Enjoy booths, crafts, games, food, raffles and more from 5-11 p.m. Friday. Saturday’s fair festivities kick off with a parade at noon followed by more fair fun until 11 p.m. Free blood pressure, blood glucose, bone density and pulmonary functioning tests will be offered as well as a flu shot clinic (Medicare and $25.99 cash payment). The fair is on the New Cut Road Trolley Hop route, which will be running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday: board for free at any TARC or trolley stop between Iroquois Park and Amphitheater and Jefferson Memorial Forest.
Fishbone at Headliners
Celebrating 25 groundbreaking years, Fishbone has been trailblazing their way through the history of American ska, rock fusion and (so-called) black rock since starting their professional career in Los Angeles burgeoning alternative rock music scene of the mid-1980s. Their sound has often been imitated, but never duplicated. They have toured worldwide with such bands as the Beastie Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Roots, Les Claypool/Primus, Fela Kuti and The Dead Kennedys
Fanfara: Louisville Orchestra’s Opening Night Extravaganza
The orchestra’s opening night extravaganza will feature—for the first time—classics and pops together as the entire orchestra family unites on stage to honor the launch of its 75th season. Pianist Jeremy Denk is making his Louisville Orchestra debut with Jorge Mester and the ensemble in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25. During intermission, they’ll celebrate Bob Bernhardt’s 30th anniversary with the Louisville Orchestra in a special reception in the main lobby. Guests will then take their seats for the second half of the affair with Bernhardt on the podium and Las Vegas’s master entertainer, Steve Lippia, for a pops tribute to the great American songbook with hits from Sinatra, Tony Bennett and more.
Sept. 8, 8:30 p.m.
Schnitzelburg 12th Annual Neighborhood Yard Sale
Start off fall by heading up to the annual Schnitzelburg Neighborhood Yard Sale, one of the best neighborhood yard sales in the area. Come and meet your neighbors and learn more about the Schnitzelburg Area Community Council.
Sept. 8, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
Louisville Walking Tour at the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
Historian Rick Bell will lead a 90-minute walking tour that will start and end at KMAC where attendees will trace the footprint around Revolutionary-era Fort Nelson. This event is being held in conjunction with the museum’s Storytelling as Craft exhibition.
Louisville 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Help find a cure for Alzheimer’s and to provide services for those facing the disease. We walk to share our story of living with Alzheimer’s and join together to raise awareness and funds. We walk to honor and remember those we have lost. We walk because we have the power to make a difference and to fight back. We walk so future generations won’t have to face Alzheimer’s. Please visit www.alz.org/kyin to sign up as an individual walker or to register your team to raise funds on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Gaslight Festival at Jeffersontown Gaslight Square
What started as a small street party in 1969 and has grown to become the fifth largest festival in the region and has taken its place as one of the top 20 in the southeast. The Gaslight Festival, hosted by The Chamber, brings an estimated 200,000 visitors to Jeffersontown every year. Centered in the small-town ambience of Gaslight Square, the Festival has evolved into a eight-day extravaganza that has become a time-honored tradition of Jeffersontown. The festival now boasts a motorcycle rally and car show; a golf scramble; a 5K run/walk; a parade; balloon glow; children’s playground; live entertainment; and more than 140 arts, crafts and commercial booths.
Kentucky Veterans for Medical Marijuana Fundraiser
Kentucky Veterans for Medical Marijuana will be having their first in a series of fundraisers at Mulligan’s Pub & Grille. Featured entertainers will be John Gage and Michael Kessler. Featured speakers will be Sen. Perry Clark and Jake Jones.
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