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LouisvilleKY’s Zoo’s “Not-So Itsy Bitsy” Spider House is now open

  Louisville, Ky.,- After celebrating the summer with butterflies, the Louisville Zoo kicks off the Halloween season with the “Not-So Itsy Bitsy” Spider House in the same space as Butterflies n’ Blooms, weather permitting, now through Oct. 31 with support from Orkin.   Guests can stroll alongside the spiders and their intricate webs in the 1,000 sq. ft. walk-through spider house.   The “Not-So Itsy Bitsy” Spider House is free with Zoo admission and is open Monday through Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Zoo closes early on nights of “The World’s Largest Halloween Party!”). The spider house will…


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LouisvilleKY’s Angel’s Envy™ Celebrates Sustainability with a “Toast the Trees” Campaign

Angel’s Envy will Plant a White Oak Tree for social media posts with the Hashtag #AE4THETREES in September LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — In an effort to ensure that there are always enough American white oak trees for future generations of whiskey lovers, Louisville Distilling Co. LLC, producers of the highly celebrated Angel’s Envy Kentucky straight bourbon finished in port barrels, will once again Toast the Trees this September in celebration of National Bourbon Heritage Month. “The ‘Toast the Trees’ initiative is a fun and easy way for our consumers and fans to interact with Angel’s Envy on social media and have a real impact on our…


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LouisvilleKY’s Butterflies n’ Blooms Culminates With Flutter Fest and Release of 1,000 Monarch Butterflies from Zoo

  Louisville, KY., – Butterflies n’ Blooms culminates with the tagging of 1,000 monarch butterflies for release at Flutter Fest on Sept. 23 brought to you in partnership with Louisville’s Idlewild Butterfly Farm. This release coincides with the annual migration of monarch butterflies. Activities will include: Craft stations. Visit craft stations like buggy headbands, tie-dye butterflies and more! Education stations. View specimen boxes and more buggy artifacts. Butterfly tagging. Enjoy bonding time with the family while supporting wildlife when you help tag monarch butterflies. Tagging monarchs helps to track their migration and monitor their population.Tagging is first come, first served. Pollinator parades. Join the fun! Kids can wear their own butterfly wings…


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LouisvilleKY’s official stargazers to host special event at Norton Commons

Free, all-ages stargazing event to be held on Oct. 7 _ _ PROSPECT, Ky.- Norton Commons announced today an upcoming evening under the stars at the community’s lakefront amphitheater Oct. 7, as the University of Louisville Rauch Planetarium staff and the Louisville Astronomical Society hold their third annual tour of the universe. The event will offer outdoor stargazing opportunities and tips, and is completely open to residents and non-residents alike free of charge.   High-powered telescopes will be set up throughout the tiered steps of the amphitheater, providing an interactive all-ages educational event. Dr. Tom Tretter, Director of the UofL Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium will be…


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

Louisville, KY – 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…


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LouisvilleKY’s Zoo Celebrates First Ever World Gorilla Day

    Global Celebration of Gorillas Kicks off September 24   Louisville, KY., – The Louisville Zoo joins the global conservation community in celebrating the first ever World Gorilla Day on September 24. World Gorilla Day creates the opportunity for people all over the world to come together in celebrating the gorilla, and more importantly, taking action to protect gorillas in the wild. The inaugural year for World Gorilla Day also marks the 50th anniversary of Karisoke Research Center, operated by The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International (DFGFI). Established by Dian Fossey, Karisoke is the longest running gorilla field study site dedicated to…


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LouisvilleKY’s WFPK Waterfront Wednesday® Series – September 27th  Concert

   Louisville, KY., – Louisville’s favorite concert series continues Wednesday, September 27, 2017. The WFPK Waterfront Wednesday® Concert Series is a monthly free concert on the Big Four Lawn in Louisville Waterfront Park, located next to the Big Four® Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge.   This concert will feature Anderson East, The Secret Sisters and Brooks Ritter. It’s sponsored by Goose Island Brewing Company, Kroger, Republic Bank, Passport Health Plan and Friends of the Waterfront. Additional support comes from Quest Outdoors, Software Guild and Live Nation. “These are Sam Cooke-caliber love songs…” Anderson East “is a spectacular talent, and releases like this one are as thrilling as they come.” — Daytrotter   “I remember the first…


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Old Lou Brew Craft Beer Festival joins LouisvilleKy’s famed art show

  LOUISVILLE, KY (September 11, 2017) – The Old Louisville Neighborhood Council is proud to announce their inaugural Old Lou Brew Craft Beer Festival. Louisville’s finest independent brewers are coming together to bring you some great beer: Against the Grain; Akasha; BBC; Falls City; Great Flood, Goodwood; Holsopple; Mile Wide; Monnik; and Old Louisville Brewery. The ten brewers will be pouring Friday October 6 starting at 6pm until 10 pm at the Edison Center (701 W.Ormsby Avenue) a short walk from the edge of the Art Show in Old Louisville. And for fall beer lovers there will be Oktoberfest beers as well. Admission is only…


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Jim James of My Morning Jacket to Perform With Louisville Orchestra

Louisville, KY – The Louisville Orchestra is delighted to announce that Jim James of My Morning Jacket will perform with the Louisville Orchestra on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 8PM at the Kentucky Center. Scheduled as part of the Orchestra’s “Classics Series” sponsored by Brown-Forman, the concert, titled “Kentucky Classics,” was already announced and is currently on sale. James will perform with the orchestra in a set of his original songs orchestrated by LO Music Director, Teddy Abrams. The two have hoped to collaborate for years in an orchestral performance. The concert on April 7, 2018, also features the orchestra performing a Louisville premiere…


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LouisvilleKY’s Bowman Field to celebrate heritage

      Louisville, KY, – -Historic Bowman Field is an aviation, architectural, and civic treasure. To celebrate and promote this wonderful community resource, Bowman Field will be combining the Aviation Heritage Festival from last year AND the Spirit of 45 event to create the first Bowman Field Aviation & Military Heritage Festival. This event, slated for Oct. 14-15, will feature rare vintage aircraft and warplanes from all over the United States, a 4- mile run around the airport presented by Independent Pilot Association benefiting Reach for Kids., military vehicles and equipment, military memorabilia, past war anniversary exhibits and more.   Bowman Field, established in 1920, has the…