Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Oct 8 - South Points Buy Local Fair

2nd Annual South Points Buy Local Fair to be held 
Sunday, October 8th

Louisville, KY (September 19, 2017) - The Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA) will host the 2nd Annual South Points Buy Local Fair on Sunday, October 8th from 12pm-4pm at the Iroquois Park Amphitheater. The fair is aimed at encouraging locals to find diversity and adventure in South Louisville, and will feature South Louisville independent businesses, music, live artist demonstrations, a kid's area, food, craft beer, local wine, pumpkins and more. Admission and parking are free.

"South Louisville has so many independent businesses to be proud of," says Jennifer Rubenstein, Director of LIBA. "The Fair gives us a chance to bring many of them together for both neighborhood residents and the rest of the city to discover and enjoy."

Attendees can also enter to win tickets to the Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, which will be given away every hour during the fair. Activities for children include face painting, pumpkin painting, and a weaving station provided by Little Loomhouse.

The event is one of many efforts put forth by LIBA's Keep South Louisville Weird campaign, which aims to grow independent businesses, both current and new, in the area.

The 2017 South Points Buy Local Fair is sponsored by LG&E, Louisville Parks Foundation, Louisville Water Company, Leanhart Plumbing, Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital/KentuckyOne Health, South Louisville Business Association, Heartsong Memory Care, South West Dream Team, Beacon Community Credit Union, McClain DeWees PLLC, Iroquois Amphitheater, Al Dia En America, Louisville Magazine and Park Community Bank.

About the Keep South Louisville Weird Campaign:
LIBA teamed up with Metro government, leaders from the Southwest Dream Team, Dixie Area Business Association, South Louisville Business Association and other area groups to launch the Keep South Louisville Weird campaign, which is much more than a slogan. The group has conducted and analyzed studies about what area residents want, gathered research, conducted bus tours for potential business owners, coordinated a South Louisville Independent Business Growth Summit, and started efforts to educate area residents about why it's important to support independent businesses.

About the Louisville Independent Business Alliance
LIBA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to preserve the unique community character of the Metro Louisville area by promoting locally-owned businesses and to educate citizens on the value of buying locally. For more information about LIBA, visitwww.keeplouisvilleweird.com

Sept. 26 - Tasting Event to Benefit Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

Levee and Maker's Mark to Host Special Tasting Event,
a Portion of Proceeds will Benefit Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund

 Levee at the River House, located at 3015 River Road, is teaming up with Maker's Mark to host a very special tasting event on Tuesday, September 26th from 6:00pm-9:00pm. Jane Bowie from Maker's Mark will lead guests in a bourbon flight tasting that includes Maker's Mark, Maker's 46, Maker's Mark Cask Strength, and the Varanese Maker's Mark Private Select, which has a hand-picked flavor profile using a combination of custom oak finishing staves. Guests will also enjoy an Old Fashioned made with the Varanese Private Select, as well as bourbon-inspired cuisine. Cox's Smokers Outlet will also be on hand to offer a selection of premium cigars for sale. Levee's expansive patio overlooking the Ohio River will be tented for this event, and it will be held rain or shine.
Tickets are $55 per person and will be available at the door or in advance by calling 502-897-5000. $5 of each ticket purchased will be donated to the Rebuild Texas Fund, which is working to aid communities affected by Hurricane Harvey by providing long-term recovery support in areas such as housing, childcare, and small business rebuilding.

Nov 4 - Moving Collective presents Always Known, Never Met

Moving Collective takes the stage again for its 12th season with its fall
concert, Always Known, Never Met. The program will take place November 4,
2017 at the Ursuline Arts Center, located on the Sacred Heart Campus at
3113 Lexington Road, in Louisville, Kentucky.  Tickets are available at
the door or at www.brownpapertickets.com, $20 General Admission, $15
Students and Seniors.

Moving Collective has selected five works for the program that showcase
choreographers from Louisville, Lexington, and Bowling Green.  The
choreographers selected are no strangers to the Louisville dance scene as
they have all presented works and performed in the past. Always Known,
Never Met has a roster of choreographers that include Amanda Browning,
Amber Marquez, Katie Kasari, Faryn Kelly, Meghen L. McKinley, and Kylene

Moving Collective Co-Artistic Director, Amanda Browning, will present
Movement in Fugue. Inspired by the rich and regal sounds of Bach’s Prelude
in Fugue Browning uses the sound, physical characteristics, and aesthetic
qualities of each of the instruments as well as the other key players in a
musical performance, such as the conductor and an audience member to
construct her work.  With each dancer representing one of these elements
of the musical composition, the group breaks into solo and small group
moments, but finds harmony when moving as a unified group.

Amber Marquez, a Louisville native and Moving Collective Co-Producer, will
premiere a new work, Breathe…Embrace. Marquez’s work explores change and
how it affects us.  Drawing inspiration from ancient Chinese philosopher,
Lao Tzu, the dancers either welcome change or fear the unknown.

Founder and Producer of Louisville Dance Series, Katie Kasari, will
present In Fits and Starts.  Using music by Hauchka, Dustin O’Halloran and
Hilary Hahn, this premiere work explores the road to accomplishment and
those that help and hinder us along the way.

Faryn Kelly of Lexington, KY is presenting the third premiere of the of
program, Once I Dreamt. Utilizing dancers in canon, Kelly’s work will
transport the audience through dream states and sleep cycles.  The
audience will experience an abstract exploration of how sleep patterns
affect the waking hours.

In a collaborative work, Meghen L. McKinely and Kylene Stephens, both of
Bowling Green, KY, will present their premiere The Head and The Heart. In
their work McKinley and Stephens explores how individuals thinks, act, and
respond with one dancer who only follows her intellect and another that
only follows her heart.  The two dancers much learn from each other to
create a common ground.

Under the artistic direction of Theresa Bautista and Amanda Browning,
Moving Collective continues to foster the growth of and appreciation for
modern dance. Moving Collective is proud to present this festival style
concert made up of independent choreographers and dancers from the region.
It is the company’s goal to keep contemporary dance alive in Louisville
and to provide a professional work atmosphere and venue for performing

Amanda Rollins
Co-producer, Moving Collective

Oct 14 - Foxhollow Farm Annual Fall Festival

Foxhollow Farm Celebrates 10 Years of Tradition 
with the Annual Fall Festival
Louisville, KY (September 19, 2017) - "Foxhollow Farm's 10th Annual Fall Festival" will be held on Saturday, October 14 from 10am-6pm at the farm, located at 8905 HWY 329 in Crestwood.  The popular family-friendly event will feature more fun and activities than ever before, including a corn maze, an obstacle course, pony rides, pumpkin picking, hayrides, arts & crafts, games with prizes, the Squallis Puppeteers, a kids' costume parade, special photo ops, silk-dying, food trucks, live music, and more. Parking is $15 per car, and proceeds will benefit the Dare to Care Food Bank and Foxhollow Farm's Outreach Program, which includes an educational field trip series with Maryhurst.  For more information, please visit http://foxhollow.com.
"We will use the funds donated to us from the Fall Festival to increase our clients' access to fresh fruits and vegetables, which can be difficult for struggling families to acquire," says Brian Riendeau, executive director of Dare to Care Food Bank. "From farm to food bank to family, we plan to distribute at least 6.6 million pounds of fresh produce in the next year, through our network of more than 300 local social service agencies, such as food pantries, shelters and emergency kitchens."
 "We are so excited to celebrate the 10th year of one of our favorite events," says Maggie Keith, 4th generation land steward of Foxhollow Farm. "The Fall Festival is our chance to invite the community to visit the farm and experience the tradition and beauty here, as well as support a common mission of sustainable practices that increase the health of all aspects of our environment: soil, plants, woodlands, ponds and streams, domestic and wild animals, and people."
In its first nine years, the Fall Festival has raised more than $120,000 to support charitable organizations and programs. One ongoing partnership Foxhollow has is with Maryhurst, a place of new beginnings for children who have been traumatized by unimaginable abuse and an organization that provides programs addressing the unique needs of more than 400 children and their families each year. Foxhollow invites Maryhurst clients out to the farm, free of charge, for unique farm tours and activities; striving to help these phenomenal young ladies to connect with nature in a meaningful and healing way.
Sponsors of this year's festival include Commonwealth Bank and Trust, Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP, Rainbow Blossom Natural Food Market, Bluegrass Motorsport, MPC Promotions, and many more local businesses that support the mission of the Dare to Care Food Bank.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Sept 24 - National Kidney Walk

September 24, 2017

Check-in time: 1:00 PM - Start time: 2:00 PM

Louisville Slugger Field


April Enix Abell

The positive energy of thousands of people at the Kidney Walk is invigorating.

It’s infectious.

It’s exhilarating.

That’s because the Kidney Walk is not about kidney disease. It’s about people with kidney disease coming together, united in one cause: to celebrate life and each other.

Kidney Walk is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness of kidney disease and raise funds to support lifesaving programs for patients, their families, and those at risk.

Because funding builds the future, it helps build a world where kidney disease is caught "early” and treated before it causes significant damage. It builds a world where people don’t have to get a dialysis treatment to stay alive. It builds a world with no wait list for people seeking a kidney.

Be a part of a community of 85,000 individuals at more than 100 Kidney Walks who share a determination to end kidney disease.

C’mon! Join us. 

Each year, kidney disease kills more people than breast or prostate cancer, yet most people don't even know they have kidney disease until it’s too late. You can help raise awareness and support the prevention and treatment of kidney disease in your community. Come out to the National Kidney Foundation’s Louisville Kidney Walk on Sunday, September 24th at Slugger Field.  Take a lifesaving step today by signing up for the nation's largest walk to fight kidney disease at KidneyWalk.org

Friday, July 14, 2017


OPEN Community Arts Center will host the opening reception for Louisville photographer’s Rebecca Rose and Jennifer Greb on September 29, 2017. Greb’s work features powerful portraits of her subjects transformed by the forest, while Rose's reveals the symbiosis between plants and humans.

The reception will begin at 6 p.m. on 2801 South Floyd Street, Suite 100, Louisville, Kentucky. The reception will feature an immersive installation that will only be on display for the evening. The exhibit will be on display until November 1, 2017.

Greb’s and Rose’s show is a part of the 2017 Louisville Photo Biennial, a regional festival occurring in over 60 venues throughout the Louisville, Lexington and Southern Indiana area from September 22 through November 11, 2017. Through exhibits, receptions, workshops and educational opportunities, the Biennial celebrates the medium of photography in all of its richness and variety, and its ability to touch and enrich our lives.

Photo: Jennifer Greb.

About OPEN Community Arts Center

OPEN Community Arts Center is an artist's salon featuring local, regional, national and international artists of all mediums -- including visual, aural and performance -- with a unique voice. The 2,500-sq. ft. gallery provides a forum for artists to develop their vision, then present their work to the public.

We are the first step in the art world. You only need to OPEN the door.

OPEN is open from noon to midnight daily, and is located across the street from Cardinal Stadium at 2801 South Floyd Street, Suite 100, Louisville, Kentucky 40209.