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How to spend a rainy weekend in Derby City

We thought April showers brought May flowers.

Foggy bridge in the early morning with two barely visible people walking on it.

Over the last three days, Louisville has gotten ~1.5-inches of rain, which has created dense fog thanks to the warmer temps.

It’s soggy and foggy, LOU — and just like John Fogerty, we want to know “Who’ll Stop The Rain.

While we wait, we’ve got you covered with a few ways to spend the weekend indoors, as the weather continues to shower down on Derby City.

Loutoday_Activate games

Activate Louisville, is a high-tech digital gaming arcade where “Mission Impossible” meets “The Hunger Games.”

Photo via Activate Games

Ditch the board games

Head to Oxmoor Mall and try out one of 11 different games at the recently opened Immersive Gamebox or book a session at Active Games in J-town. We also recommend playing the “Clue” escape room at Louisville Breakout Games — which we never solved by the way.

Bonus: Scrounge up the couch change to play pinball at these four bars and restaurants.

Louisville movie night

Grab your Froggy’s Popcorn for a movie marathon featuring eight films shot in Louisville, including the 2017 horror comedy “Mom and Dad” starring Nicolas Cage.

Stick your nose in a local book

You can choose any of these 15 locally written books, but on a weekend like this, we recommend David Dominé’s true crime novel “A Dark Room in Glitter Ball City.” The page-turner tells the saga of an Old Louisville murder in 2010 + once the weather improves, you can take the accompanying walking tour guided by Dominé to see the places in the book.

Yellow disc hanging on a white wall of an art gallery with a glossy wood floor.

Peruse the Speed Art Museum on Sunday, it’s free.

Photo by LOUtoday

Explore a museum

Not that we’re keeping track, but when’s the last time you visited one of Louisville’s 10+ museums? The Portland Museum, 21c Museum Hotel, and Speed Art Museum (on Sundays) all offer free admission, too.

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