Here’s what you can do in the Louisville area this week:
Top February 2022 events
Kosair Shrine Circus. Broadbent Arena, Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, 7 p.m. Thursday; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m., 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 6 p.m. Sunday. Featuring three rings filled with acrobats, aerialists, animals, daredevils, clowns and more. Asian elephants, horses and camels, dogs leap through the air as if they have wings dancing bears and other surprises. Tickets are $10 for End Zone seating, $20 for reserved; $25, and $30 for reserved VIP seating. 502- 367-5000; kyexpo.org.
Little Treasures Children Consignment Sale. West Hall AB, Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. One of the largest kid’s consignment sales in the country offering gently used name-brand clothes, toys and more for children of all ages. Sunday is a half-price day. Admission is free. 502- 367-5000; kyexpo.org.
Jurassic Quest. South Wing A, Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, 1-8 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. This dinosaur adventure is the largest and most realistic dinosaur exhibit in North America and includes life-size animatronic dinosaurs (more than 50 life-size dinosaurs in all); t-rex and triceratops fossil digs where young paleontologists can uncover long hidden dinosaur bones and the “Dino Bounce” area with several dinosaur-themed inflatables, face painting, dino crafts and more.
- There are rides and activities that require activity tickets. Guest need to make reservations online to ensure desired date and time. Admission: $22 for children and adults, $19 for seniors, free for 1 and younger; $36 for children unlimited rides. 502- 367-5000; kyexpo.org; jurassicquest.com.
Poetry of Nature. Louisville Nature Center, 3735 Illinois Ave., 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Participants will walk, stop and listen to nature’s poetry as they explore the forests’ sounds. Mary Oliver, Ada Limon, Emily Dickenson, Ross Gay and other artists on speaker as you walk. At the end of the walk, participants will sit in the bird blind, write and share their poetry. $15, free for LNC members. 502-458-1328; louisvillenaturecenter.org.
Black History Month events in Louisville
West of Ninth: Race, Reckoning and Reconciliation Exhibit. Frazier History Museum, 829 W. Main St., through September. A photography and personal narrative blog that features residents from within the nine neighborhoods that make up west Louisville. Presented by Fifth Third Bank. Mask required. fraziermuseum.org.
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The Sky’s the Limit: A Celebration of the History of Black Achievement In Aviation. Art-Deco Terminal, Bowman Field, 2815 Taylorsville Road, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 10 to 3 p.m. Sundays through Feb. 28. The exhibit will feature Black aviation community members and their achievements. Admission is free.
Black Americans In Bourbon. Frazier Museum, 829 W. Main St., 3:30 p.m. Saturdays. A narrated tour exploring the unheard stories about the significant contributions of African Americans to the history of bourbon making. Through Feb. 26. fraziermuseum.org.
Downtown Museum on Main Five Dollar-Off February. In celebration of Black History Month, downtown Museum Row on Main is offering Kentucky and Indiana residents the opportunity to visit attractions for either $5 off adult admission prices or $5 off other offerings. Participants must show proof of residency in Kentucky or Indiana (a driver’s license or alternate I.D.) while purchasing admission tickets or other $5 off incentives. Participates include:
- Muhammad Ali Center: The Ali Center will be offering $5 off regular adult admission, which includes access to its temporary exhibit Truth Be Told: The Policies that Impacted Black Lives. The last day the public will be able to see this exhibit is Feb. 27. alicenter.org.
- Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory: $5 off regular adult admission prices. The will offer their UTC program, The Best Black Baseball Team You’ve Never Heard Of, at no extra charge on Saturdays (11 a.m., 1 and 2 p.m. ). sluggermuseum.com.
- Frazier History Museum: $5 off regular adult admission prices. They will offer their UTC program, Black Americans in Bourbon at no extra charge on Saturdays. Fraziermuseum.org.
- 21c Museum Hotel/Proof on Main: The galleries at 21c Museum Hotel Louisville are open 24/7 and always free to visit. In Feb. enjoy $5 off a purchase of $25 or more at Proof on Main and in the 21c Louisville Museum Shop. To access your $5 discount, reference the Museum Row on Main promotion at check-out (promotion not available for online purchases). 21cmuseumhotels.com/louisville.
- KMAC Museum: $5 off in the KMAC Shop with a purchase of $25 or more, or a $5 discount in the KMAC Café with a purchase of $10 or more. Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. kmacmuseum.org.
- Kentucky Performing Arts: $5 off select seats at the following performances: Black Violin: The Impossible Tour (Feb. 16, the Brown Theatre); Body Traffic (Feb. 26, The Kentucky Center), and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (Feb. 28, The Kentucky Center). To access the discount, KentuckyPerformingArts.org and use the code FIVEFEB at checkout.
Roots 101 African American Museum. 124 N. First St., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. In celebration of Black History Month, Old Forester Distilling Company is offering free admission. Roots 101 and Kentucky’s Original Black Bourbon Enthusiasts (KOBBE) club have chosen a single barrel of bourbon that will also be sold at Old Forester Distillery (117 Main St.). Proceeds from the bourbon will benefit the museum. roots-101.org.
Films in Louisville February 2022
“Neighbors.” Speed Museum, 2035 South Third St., 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 5 p.m. Sunday. The film was inspired by the director’s personal experiences, and his bittersweet memories connect the Syrian tragedy in the present. Winner of the San Francisco Film Critics Jury Prize at the 2021 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival. A discussion will follow the Sunday screening. Those attending must show a vaccination card or negative COVID test within 72 hours. Mask required. $12, $8 Speed members. speedmuseum.org.
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Sports in Louisville February 2022
Bellarmine University vs Liberty Flames. Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, 11 a.m. Thursday3. Women’s basketball. $10. 502-367-5000.
Bellarmine University vs Liberty Flames. Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, 7 p.m. Thursday. Men’s basketball. $15, $20 and $25 reserved seating. 502-367-5000.
Bellarmine University vs Kennesaw State. Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, 2 p.m. Saturday. Women’s basketball. $10. 502-367-5000.
Bellarmine University vs Kennesaw State. Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, 7 p.m. Saturday. Men’s basketball. $15, $20 and $25 reserved seating. 502-367-5000.
Hike/Walks in Louisville February 2022
Wellness Walk. Louisville Nature Center, 3735 Illinois Ave., 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Learn about the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, known as forest bathing. It is about being purposeful in nature and getting in tune with your surroundings; reviving a sensitivity to the environment that helped humans survive during their early history. $10, free for LNC members. 502-458-1328; louisvillenaturecenter.org.
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Tastings/classes in Louisville February 2022
Buzzard’s Roost Whiskey & Chocolate Pairing. Westport Whiskey & Wine, 1115 Herr Lane, 7 p.m. Thursday. are paired with chocolates from Louisville’s Art Eatables. Join founder, Jason Brauner, who discusses Buzzard Roost Bourbons, Buzzard’s Roost Barrel Strength Bourbon, Buzzard’s Roost Toasted French Oak Bourbon and Westport Whiskey & Wine’s Single Barrel Selection of Buzzard’s Roost Bourbon. They are paired with chocolates from Louisville’s Art Eatables. $10. Make your reservations online or via the Westport Whiskey & Wine App.
Guest Producer Series: La Rioja Alta. Nouvelle Bar & Bottle, 214 S. Clay St., 7-9 p.m. Monday. Join one of the most legendary producers in Rioja for an evening of wine tastings with an exploration of the rich history of the region and winery. Advance sommelier Julie Defriend will be team up with Laura Vadillo of La Rioja Alta to explain what makes this area so special and how their wines became the archetype of the style. $55 and includes three wine pairings. eventbrite.com.
Spanish Wines from La Rioja Alta. Westport Whiskey & Wine, 1115 Herr Lane, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Laura Vadillo, East Coast Brand Manager for La Rioja Alta and Julie Defriend, Advanced Sommelier, CSW, from Vintner Select who will conduct the tasting of 6 wines offered from one of Spain’s highly regarded producers. $10. Make your reservations online or via the Westport Whiskey & Wine App.
Woodford Reserve Double Oaked: Bourbon & Chocolate Pairing. Westport Whiskey & Wine, 1115 Herr Lane, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Join Brown-Forman Brand Ambassador, Casey Gray as she leads guests through a tasting of Woodford Reserve Double Oaked and chocolate tasting experience, exploring three unique chocolate pairings. $10. Make your reservations online or via the Westport Whiskey & Wine App.
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Historic tours in Louisville February 2022
Locust Grove. 561 Blankenbaker Lane, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Ground tours are offered at 11 a.m. Thursday-Saturday. Self-guided tours of the Historic House will be offered at 30-minute intervals between noon-3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. For more information: locustgrove.org.
Louisville Ghost Walks. A 90-minute walking tour of downtown Louisville’s most famous addresses of ghost stories, murder and mayhem. Fridays, 7 p.m. Meet at the corner of Fourth and Broadway, by the statue of Mr. Brown at the Brown Hotel. Admission $18. Reservation required. For more information, call 502-689-5117, email LouGhstWalks@aol.com or visit louisvilleghostwalkingtour.com.
More things to do in February
Waterfront Botanical Gardens Hours. 1435 Frankfort Ave., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. A limited number of guests will be allowed at any one time and the Graser Family Education Center will be closed except for the restrooms. Admission is free. waterfrontgardens.org.
Kentucky Science Center. 727 W. Main St., starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Film: “Turtle Odyssey” will be shown at 10 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. COVID-19 pre-screening before entering the building; face masks will be required for entry for everyone over 12 and masks are encouraged for those aged 6-11. Admission: $17 for ages 13 and older, $13 for ages 2-12. For more information, call 502-561-6100 or visit kysciencecenter.org.
Concerts in Louisville February 2022
Kentucky Music Educators Association Performance. Featuring Kentucky Children’s Chorus, Kentucky Junior High Treble Chorus Kentucky and Kentucky Junior High Mixed Chorus. Thursday, 5:15 p.m., Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St. Those attending must show a vaccination card or negative COVID test within 72 hours. Tickets start at $15. kentuckyperformingarts.org.
Alice Cooper. Thursday3, 8 p.m., Louisville Palace, 625 S. Fourth St. Tickets start at $39. louisvillepalace.com.
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Eric Church: The Gather Again Tour. Friday, 7 p.m., KFC Yum! Center, 1 Arena Plaza. Tickets start at $45. Ticketmaster.com.
Kentucky Music Educators Association Performance. Featuring All-State SSAA Chorus, All-State TTBB Chorus and All-State SATB Chorus. Friday, 8 p.m., Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St. Those attending must show a vaccination card or negative COVID test within 72 hours. Tickets start at $15. kentuckyperformingarts.org.
Anderson East: Maybe We Never Die Tour. Friday, 8 p.m., Mercury Ballroom, 611 S 4th St. Those attending must show a vaccination card or negative COVID test within 72 hours. Mask encouraged. Tickets start at $26. mercuryballroom.com.
Air Chrysalis Miniature Comet Album Release Show. Friday, 8 p.m., Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Those attending must show a vaccination card or negative COVID test within 72 hours. Tickets start at $12. zanzabarlouisville.com.
Kentucky Music Educators Association Performance. Saturday, Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St. Featuring Commonwealth Strings and All-State Symphony Orchestra, 1 p.m.; All-State Concert Band and Symphonic Band, 3 p.m. Those attending must show a vaccination card or negative COVID test within 72 hours. Tickets start at $15 and cover both concerts. kentuckyperformingarts.org.
Citizen Cope. Aka Clarence Greenwood songwriter and producer. Saturday, 8 p.m., Old Forester’s Paristown Hall, 724 Brent St. Those attending must show a vaccination card or negative COVID test within 72 hours. Tickets start at $36. kentuckyperformingarts.org.
Wild Rivers: Sidelines World Tour. With Corey Harper. Saturday, , 8 p.m., Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Those attending must show a vaccination card or negative COVID test within 72 hours. Tickets start at $18. zanzabarlouisville.com.
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Hippie Sabotage. Featuring brothers Kevin and Jeff Sauer whose sound is rooted in electronic music, but it takes cues from hip hop, psych rock, and chillwave, With Daisy Guttridge. Sunday, 8 p.m., Old Forester’s Paristown Hall, 724 Brent St. Those attending must show a vaccination card or negative COVID test within 72 hours. Tickets start at $25. kentuckyperformingarts.org.
Badfish: Tribute to Sublime 20 Year Anniversary Tour. Wednesday, 8 p.m., Mercury Ballroom, 611 S 4th St. Those attending must show a vaccination card or negative COVID test within 72 hours. Mask encouraged. Tickets start at $11. mercuryballroom.com.
Theater shows in Louisville February 2022
“Ali Summit.” Part of Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival of New Plays. In 1967, world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali met with a group of the top black athletes in the country, who questioned him about his conscientious objection to serving in the Vietnam War. This virtual project is a collaboration between playwright Idris Goodwin, director Robert Barry Fleming, and the extended reality storytellers and immersive artists of Crux Cooperative. Streaming now. Recommended for ages 13 and older. Pay-What-You-Can. This means you can select the price you’d like to pay. Please consider the number of people that may stream this project with you, and select a price that works best for you. $15-$100. For more information on tickets or how to watch, visit ActorsTheatre.org; 502-584-1205.
“The Red Velvet Cake War.” Derby Dinner Playhouse presents this comedy about the Verdeens family reunion. Things spin out of control when a jaw-dropping, high-stakes wager is made on who bakes the best red velvet cake. Thursday-Saturday, 7:45 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30 and 7:45 p.m.; Wednesday, 1 and 7:45 p.m., at the playhouse, 525 Marriott Dr., Clarksville, Indiana. Ends Feb. 13. Tickets are $39-$49. 812-288-8281. derbydinner.com
More events this week in Louisville
Kentucky Science Center: Do Science. The center is offering a series of videos that feature activities that can be done easily using things from around the house. A new activity will be released every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11 a.m. on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
They also have at-home activities: STEM at Home, a collection of Challenger Center lessons and activities that can be modified and completed at home. Each STEM at Home category includes at least one at-home lesson. These activities require common household items or products that are available online. For more information, visit kysciencecenter.org.
Speed Art Museum: Speed Online. Features art activities; view films from the Speed Cinema; coloring page; Make Your Own Story, inspired by the exhibition Loose Nuts: Burt Hurley’s West End Story. Participants become the author, illustrator and creator of your own book and more. For more information, visit speedmueum.org.
Louisville Parks and Recreation Golf Courses: Golf courses are open from daylight to dark seven days a week. In the clubhouses, food service will be limited to take-out only. Bathrooms and touchpoints will be cleaned multiple times daily, and golf carts will be limited to a single rider per cart, with carts being thoroughly cleaned after each use. Golfers are encouraged to keep 6 feet away from each other during play, based on guidance from the Department of Health and Wellness.
- Bobby Nichols Golf Course, 4301 E. Pages Lane. 9 holes. 502-937-9051
- Charlie Vettiner Golf Course, 10207 Mary Dell Lane. 18 holes. 502-267-9958
- Cherokee Golf Course, 2501 Alexander Road. 9 holes. 502-458-9450
- Crescent Hill Golf Course, 3110 Brownsboro Road. 9 holes. 502-896-9193
- Iroquois Golf Course, 1501 Rundill Road. 18 holes. 502-363-9520
- Long Run Golf Course, 1605 Flat Rock Road. 18 holes. 502-245-9015
- Seneca Golf Course, 2300 Pee Wee Reese Blvd. 18 holes. 502-458-9298
- Shawnee Golf Course, 460 Northwestern Parkway. 18 holes. 502-776-9389
- Sun Valley Golf Course, 6505 Bethany Lane. 18 holes. 502-937-9228
- Quail Chase Golf Course, 7000 Cooper Chapel Road. 27 holes. 502-239-2110
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