Gov. Andy Beshear and Mayor Greg Fischer were in attendance + during the ceremony, Louisville-based rolled aluminum distributor, Tri-Arrows Aluminum, pledged $1 million to the $22 million project.
Over the next 24 months, Perkins+Will, the Waterfront Botanical Gardens architecture firm, will assist in the construction of a traditional Japanese Tea House, a summer house, a Zen garden, a bonsai garden + a zig-zag bridge over a small pond near the Graeser Family Education Center at 1435 Frankfort Ave.
The public garden will introduce the 502 to the Japanese tea ceremony — an important Japanese cultural tradition that involves preparing, serving, and drinking tea to create a bond between the host + guest. For many years, it was a practice reserved only for Japan’s elite zen monks and nobles.
Burger Night | Fri., Sept. 30 | 5-9 p.m. | Full Stop Station, 1132 E. Saint Catherine St. | Free to attend | Eat burgers, sip on beer from Apocalypse Brew Works + shop local vendors. 🍔
UnFair Art Show 2022 | Fri., Sept. 30 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Mag Bar, 1398 S. 2nd St. | Free | Shop from local artists + enjoy live music.
BowmanFest | Sat., Oct. 1-Sun., Oct. 2 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bowman Field, 2815 Taylorsville Rd. | $15+ | Run in the IPA 5K, see historic planes and cars, and look up for the CAT3 acrobatic airshow + veterans and first responders get free entry.
Club K9 Dog Bar Hound Dog Homecoming! | Sat., Oct. 1 | 6-9 p.m. | Club K9 Dog Park Bar, 9316 Taylorsville Rd. | $10 | Crown a canine homecoming king and queen + enjoy dog-themed shopping, a photo booth, and food trucks. 🐶
Louisville Taco Festival | Sat., Oct. 1-Sun., Oct. 2 | 2-7 p.m. | Fourth Street Live, 411 S. 4th St.| $10+ | Dig into all things tacos at this two-day fest with 15+ food vendors, margaritas, a chili pepper eating contest, and giant beer pong. 🌮
Yakitori Night at The Merryweather | Sat., Oct. 1 | 5-9 p.m. | The Merryweather, 1101 Lydia St. | Free to attend | Try delectable, grilled chicken + veggie skewers from Renshoku Ramen.
Farmers Market Celebration | Sun., Oct. 2 | 12-4 p.m. | Rainbow Blossom Natural Food Markets, 3738 Lexington Rd. | Free to attend | Watch two chefs face off in a cooking competition using store ingredients + shop produce and goods from local vendors.
GERMANFEST | Sun., Oct. 2 | 3-10 p.m. | Holy Grale, 1034 Bardstown Rd. | Free to attend | Get in one last prost before Oktoberfest ends with beer specials, oompa band music, festival games + German food. 🍺
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225,000. That’s how many people are expected to attend the St. James Court Art Show this weekend, which begins today. The show features 650 artists presenting works in 17 different artistic mediums — including live performances in Central Park. Know what streets will be closed before you go. (WDRB)
Kentucky schools are getting a $15 million award thanks to the U.S. Department of Education. While funds will be divvied up according to district by the Kentucky Department of Education, JCPS Superintendent Marty Pollio said the funding here will go toward addressing student mental health + social needs. (WDRB)
The Excel Center — a new, tuition-free adult high school — is now open in Newburg at 6203 Preston Hwy. The school is a pilot program for Goodwill + offers eight-week class schedules, career counseling, and free, on-site child care. Enrollment is open and classes begin Tues., Oct. 4. 🏫 (WLKY)
Several lanes on the Watterson Expressway will be closed through Sun., Oct. 2. as crews replace concrete slabs. Two west bound lanes from Bardstown Road to Newburg Road will be impacted + two east bound lanes between Poplar Level Road and Taylorsville Road. Get the full details. (WAVE)
The Louisville LGBTQ+ Book Club will make its new home in the LGBTQ Community Center at 1244 S. Third St. The group will meet on Tues., Oct. 11 at 7 p.m., discussing “Summer Sons” by Lee Mandelo. Learn more about the group’s founding + get in on the literary action. (LEO Weekly)
Come, we fly! See the Sanderson sisters in “Hocus Pocus 2” tonight at Hi-Wire Brewing at 642 Baxter Ave. Tickets are $20 and include a small bag of popcorn + two slices of pizza. The event is also a kick-off party for HalloQueen Fest, which returns next weekend on Sat., Oct. 8.
Take a trip to the Gorge next weekend for Rocktoberfest — a four-day rock climbing event hosted by the Red River Gorge Climbers’ Coalition. The weekend kicks off on Thurs., Oct. 6 at RedPoint BBQ in Campton, KY + climbing begins on Sat., Oct. 8.
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The chicken tinga torta doubles as lunch and dinner due to its giant size. | Photo by LOUtoday
We rye-lly don’t kid around when it comes to sandwiches in Louisville. We asked you earlier this week to help us track down the best sandwiches in the city + now it’s time for a round of applause for your favorite lunchtime heroes.
Reader Mary L. told us of her delight in finding Good Belly at NuLu Fest last weekend. Deeming it the best pastrami sammie in town, she said it paired nicely with a West Sixth IPA (also at the festival last weekend).
So this is my pick. Loaded with tomatoes, pickled jalapenos and Guajillo braised chicken, this giant sandwich never fails to lift my lunchtime spirits. And it works double time; it’s big enough to have again for dinner.
Today’s issue was written by City Editor Sarah.
Editor’s pick: See ya, Taco Tuesday — a new food-themed day of the week has entered the chat. Bristol Bar & Grille will be offering Wonton Wednesday on Oct. 5 where its mouthwatering green chili wontons will be half off. Meaning you can get an order of eight for $6.50.
The Bristol will also be running an Old Fashioned Thursday promotion on Oct. 13 where Elijah Craig Blackberry Old Fashioneds will be $5.
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