New2Lou recommends: Wednesday social, Actors Block Party and the Kentucky State Fair

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Happy Hump Day? Already dreaming about the weekend? We are. It’s a busy month, and New2Lou has curated a great list for this week…

Stacey Servo and Amador Delatorre III created New2Lou for people new to Our Fair City, as well for locals looking to expand their social and entertainment horizons. Here are their recommendations for this weekend.

It’s time again to eat, drink and be social!  New2Lou 2nd Wed Social is tonight at Molly Malone’s St Matthews, a super fun, social, Irish bar in the heart of St Matthews. We’ll have the entire upstairs bar just for us and drink specials! Sweet, right? A big thanks to our awesome sponsors at this month’s 2nd Wed Social,  John Milliner GroupPitt & Frank Real Estate Attorney’s, and Embrace Homeloans. They are THE experts in the St. Matthew’s neighborhood, so stop by, stay hi and they’ll give you the inside scoop on the St. Matthew’s neighborhood and its real estate market.

What else is on the radar this week? You mean besides our awesome 2nd Wed Social? Test your taste buds at New2LocalFood, get your glow on at Lunar 5K, and party in the streets at Actors Theatre‘s 50th Anniversary Block Party, just to name a few.  Looking for more fun events around town?  Check out the local calendars on our events page.

Wednesday (8/14) New2Lou 2nd Wed Social – Mark your calendars for our August 2nd Wed social. Mix and mingle with Louisville finest newbies next Wed (8/14) from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at the Molly Malone’s St Matthews. Free and open to the public, even if you are “Old2Lou.” RSVP today!

Thursday (8/15) New2LocalFood -Eat, drink and be merry with fine folks and fine spirits! Join us for an amazing evening with local food celebrity ambassadors at Decca‘s private 2nd floor gallery. Enjoy four tapas paired with KY’s finest drinks. Tickets are only $40 and only a few left, so pick yours up today!

Thursday (8/15) Rye Backporch Sessions – After you finish up your tasty meal at Decca, head on over to Rye for some great live music.  Featured local artists this month are Whistle PeakElephant Stone and special guests (yet to be announced).

Thursday (8/15) – Sunday (8/25) Kentucky State Fair – Folks come to town from all over the region to the annual Kentucky State Fair to showcase the best of the best: animals, dance, food, you name it.  And there are evening music concerts (too many to name here) and you can meet the Duck Dynasty crew. Plenty of entertainment and people watching, trust us.

Friday (8/16) Modoc and Discount Guns at Zanzabar – Modoc andDiscount Guns are going to rock the house at local favorite music hotspot Zanzabar and you’re invited. Doors open at 8 pm and show starts at 9 pm. Tickets are $6. Event is 21+.

Saturday (8/17) Lunar 5K – Ready to get your glow on? Lunar 5K is glow in the dark run/walk energized by live music and electric avenues.  And the best part is 100% of the proceeds benefit non-profit Hosparus, so you’ll be giving back to an awesome organization. Registration at 6:30 pm, race starts at 8 pm. Cost is$35 in advance and $40 day of event.

Saturday (8/17) Actors Theatre Block Party – Celebrate Actors Theatre‘s 50th Anniversary at their huge Block Party from 1 pm to 10 pm on Main Street between 3rd and 4th. Live Music from Ben Sollee and The Pass, Food Trucks, Behind-the-Scenes Tours, Bartender Challenge and prizes! Free and open to the public.

Saturday (8/17) Red Bull King of the Rock Qualifier – 64 players will go head to head in a 1 on 1 bracket style tournament at Shawnee Park to determine who will represent Kentucky at the Red Bull King of the Rock. Registration starts at noon, games start at 1 pm. 

Sunday (8/18) Bruno Mars – Catch the Bruno Mars: “Moonshine Jungle World Tour” right here in Louisville at the KFC Yum! Center this Sunday at 7:30 pm. Special guests Fitz and the Tantrums will kick off the party, so we suggest you get there early. Tickets start at $39.50 and are still available.

On the Radar

Monday (8/19) Drinks With Ladies Cocktail 101 – hands-on cocktail class with some awesome ladies, win, win.  Tickets are $30 and you get to make and drink two of your very creations at one of our new fav bars Sidebar at Whiskey Row.  Space is limited to 25 ladies and spots are filling up fast, so register today!

Saturday (9/14) Salsa, Soul, Sushi, Samosas – Super early notice, but tickets are going fast and we don’t want you to miss out.  Join us and an amazing group of young professional organizations at the Louisville Palace as we celebrate diverse cultures through music, dance, food and fun!  Tickets start at $15 and will sell out again this year, so pick yours up today.

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