Weekend Happenings – Lots of Cool stuff this weekend

Louisville Urban League Diversity Soirée & Awards Gala
You Are Invited. . . To join us as we celebrate our community’s exciting diversity and wealth of multicultural talent. The 2013 Diversity Soirée & Awards Gala promotes strong intercultural dialogue and understanding among all people.

May 17, 6pm – 12am
Galt House Hotel & Suites
140 N Fourth St.
(502) 566-3417
http://www.lul.org

Louisville Loves Mountains
Kentuckians For The Commonwealth is partnering with Heine Brother’s Coffee and Carmichael’s Bookstore for the 5th annual Louisville Loves Mountains Festival to celebrate Kentucky’s mountain beauty and heritage. One thousand members of the local community are expected to attend the event. The festival is free and open to the public and will include local artists, musicians, food truck vendors, and breweries. Louisville Loves Mountains Festival celebrates the unique natural beauty and ecological importance of Kentucky’s Appalachian mountains. All participating vendors are donating a percentage of their sales to KFTC and our work to end mountain top removal mining.

May 17, 4pm-10pm
Longest Ave, at Bardstown Road
http://www.kftc.org/events/5th-annual-louisville-loves-mountains-festival
(502) 589-3188
Free

Civil War Walking Tour of Cave Hill Cemetery
Learn about Cave Hill Cemetery’s connections to the Civil War with Bryan Bush, author and Civil War historian.

May 18
Cave Hill Cemetery
cavehillheritagefoundation.org
502-451-5630
$15

Kilgore House and Garden Tour
The event will include six gardens and two homes open for tours. Proceeds from the Tour provide scholarships for those unable to pay the full fee of counseling services.

May 18-19, 10am-5pm
Various homes throughout Louisville
http://www.kilgoregardentour.org
502-327-4622
$30

21st Annual Victorian Chautauqua
Quality Arts and Crafts Booths, Carriage House Antique Sale, Large Herb and Perennial Sale, Mansion Tours and Book Signings, Live Music and Victorian Style Cafe.

May 18-19
Howard Steamboat Museum
1101 E Market St.
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
http://www.steamboatmuseum.org/21stannualchatauqua.html
812-283-3728
$4.00 for adults/ Children are free

Bar-B-Q Pitt Festival
The aroma of smoking meats and burgoo will fill the air around Pitt Academy with The award-winning food, outstanding blues music, children’s area and game booths provide something for everyone who enjoys great food and fun!

The barbecue artisans from St. Pius X Catholic Church in Owensboro will once again fire up their 120-foot-long open style pits with hickory and oak. Pork, mutton, and chicken are basted with the Cooking Team’s secret recipe and smoked overnight while 200 gallons of burgoo simmer all day until it all reaches the perfect stage for serving over 4000 meals.

May 18, 4pm-11pm (Food until 8pm)
Pitt Academy Campus
6010 Preston Hwy.
http://www.pitt.com
(502) 966-6979
Free

Gilda’s Night of a Thousand Laughs
Prepare to laugh your ‘Stache off! to benefit Gilda’s Club Louisville—a place for families and individuals touched by cancer to come learn, share, and laugh! Comedy show features Tom Mabe,
Bill Lamb (WDRB), Debbie Scoppechio (Creative Alliance), Deborah Oliver (Member, Gilda’s Club Louisville), Jesse Rasmussen (102.3 The Max), Kent Taylor (Texas Roadhouse), Tim Laird (Brown-Forman) and Wil Heuser (from CBS’s “Big Brother)

May 18, 6:45pm
Actors Theatre of Louisville
316 W Main St.
(502) 583-0075
https://40752.thankyou4caring.org/GCLComedy2013
$75-$125

Bacon Ball at the Farm 2013
Over 1200 guests are expected to the attend the third annual event which includes an array of bacon appetizers and dishes served by many of Louisville’s best restaurants, bourbon cocktails, local beers, live entertainment, a silent auction and an art participation project. Each year, Louisville chefs vie for title “King of Bacon” by preparing bacon infused appetizers.

May 18, 6pm-11pm
Oxmoor Farms
720 Oxmoor Avenue
Lousiville, KY 40107
http://www.louisvillevisualart.org/BaconBall2013
502-584-8166
$40 per person / $70 Couples

Crusade for Children Bike Ride

All bikers are welcome to join this fifth annual fundraiser for the Crusade for Children from the Pleasure Ridge Fire Department. Ride will be approximately 210 miles. A limited number of Crusade for Children patches will be available. We will also raffle various gift cards and shirts at Hogs Tavern.

Stop for lunch: Moonlite Bar-B-Q, Owensboro, Ky. (At your expense)
Destination: Hogs Tavern in Lanesville, IN

May 19, 10:30am-11:00pm (Stands up at 10:45am)
Pleasure Ridge Fire Department Station # 3
8508 Terry Rd
Louisville, KY 40258
http://www.facebook.com/RideForCrusadeForChildren
$10-$15

Dalai Lama: Public Talk
Louisville’s Tibetan Buddhist Center, the Drepung Gomang Institute, and the City of Louisville will host His Holiness the Dalai Lama May 19-21, 2013. The three-day event, called “Engaging Compassion”, will begin on Sunday, May 19 at the YUM! Center when the Dalai Lama will present a public talk to an expected crowd of 16,000.

May 19, 1pm-3pm
KFC Yum! Center
1 Arena Plaza
http://www.dalailamalouisville.org/
(502) 690-9000
$60.80+

The Magic and The Wonder
Three of Las Vegas’ most prominent magicians are bringing their acts to Louisville to help raise money for our Kosair Kids. Come and join us for our 6th annual magic show “The Magic and the Wonder” starring Vegas headliners Jason Bishop, America’s Got Talent’s Quick Change David and Dania, and The Great Kaplan with special guests Patrick and Janice Miller. Kosair Charities and The Kids Center!

May 19, 4:30pm-10pm
The Louisville Palace
625 S 4th St
Louisville, KY 40202
http://www.LouisvilleMagicShow.com
(502) 583-4555
$19.50+

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