When you have guests, you feed them. It’s only polite. | Roy Smith via Wikimedia Commons
Our local skies house everything from warblers to thrushes. So how can you invite them to your garden?
Feed them, of course. Late winter to early spring is a crucial time for putting out birdfeeders, as natural food sources may be depleted. Let’s fly through some need-to-knows to keep you popular with the local birds.
Brain Days | Friday, Mar. 17-Saturday, Mar. 18 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Kentucky Science Center, 727 W. Main St., Louisville | Price of admission | Celebrate Brain Awareness Week with local scientists and educators.
St. Paddy’s at 3rd Turn | Friday, Mar. 17 | 12 p.m.-12 a.m. | 3rd Turn Brewing, 10408 Watterson Trail, Louisville | Free | Drink green beer, enjoy a fish fry, and listen to music from Joe D’Amato.
March After Hours | Friday, Mar. 17 | 5-10 p.m. | Speed Art Museum, 2035 S. 3rd St., Louisville | $20 | This month’s after-hours party is themed around Women’s History Month with women-led tours and a dance party with music by women artists.
4th Annual Fish Fry-Days | Friday, Mar. 17 | 6-9 p.m. | The Merryweather, 1101 Lydia St., Louisville | Free to attend | Enjoy beer pitcher specials and fried food from POCO.
Drive-By Truckers | Friday, Mar. 17 | 8 p.m. | Old Forester’s Paristown Hall, 724 Brent St., Louisville | $30 | See this southern rock band perform live.
Tree ID Hike | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Horine Conference Center at Jefferson Memorial Forest, 12408 Holsclaw Hill Rd., Louisville | $5 | Fill your noggin with arboreal wisdom during this all-ages hike.
2nd Annual Burgoo Bash Cook-off | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 3-5 p.m. | Against the Grain Brewery & Public House, 401 E. Main St., Louisville | $10-$15 | Sample this Kentucky stew and vote on your favorite.
March Biergarten | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 6-10 p.m. | German American Club, 1840 Lincoln Ave., Louisville | Free to attend | Drink German-style beers and dig into a German food menu served cafeteria-style.
Kid Kentucky | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 9 p.m. | Mercury Ballroom, 611 S 4th St., Louisville | $12 | Catch this Kid Rock tribute show.
Sunday, March 19
Mouse Tales | Sunday, Mar. 19 | 12 p.m. | Portland Museum, 2308 Portland Ave., Louisville | Free | Watch a puppet show by local nonprofit Squallis Puppeteers with a finger puppet workshop after the performance.
Cookbook Club | Sunday, Mar. 19 | 1-3 p.m. | Cooking at the Cottage, 3739 Lexington Rd., Louisville | Free | Bring a recipe to share that’s green in color for March’s meet-up.
We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
The Triple Crown 10K — part of the Triple Crown of Running series — takes off tomorrow, March 18 at 7:30 a.m. downtown. Road closures will be in effect from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and stretch from the Butchertown neighborhood to 8th Street. (WDRB)
It wouldn’t be Bourbon City if our famous spirit didn’t find its way into almost everything — including self-care. A new salon and spa called Bourbon & Blush is in the works downtown and its specialty is bourbon-themed treatments. The wellness hub will also offer less boozy services including hair care, waxing, and nail care. 💅
St. Patrick’s Day. Observed to honor the death of St. Patrick, the annual holiday is celebrated globally and often features Irish dishes, parades, and dancing. Join in locally at Fourth Street Live! during its Shamrocks and Shenanigans party.
Start channeling your inner Charlie Bucket because Heine Brothers Coffee has hidden Racing Louisville and Lou City soccer tickets in 300 bags of its Racing-City Blend. Single game day tickets and season passes are divided among the beans and are available at all locations. One in every 30 bags is a winner. 🎟️
Cherokee Park’s Bridge #2 closed today to undergo a $700,000 restoration to replace its deck and rails. The bridge crosses the Scenic Loop over Beargrass Creek near the Baringer Hill Path and frisbee field. Construction is expected to last two months and detours are in place.
The fifth annual Art in City Hall exhibit is now on display. Six Louisville artists were chosen by Metro Council, City’s Commission on Public Art, and Louisville Visual Art and will receive a $500 honorarium. You can see their art and purchase it Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 🖼️
We’re spilling the beans.Louisville Taco Week returns Monday, April 17 through Sunday, April 23. The annual foodie week features seven days of $2.50 tacos from participating restaurants like Limón y Sal and Agave & Rye. Check in at four locations on the coordinating app to be entered to win prizes.
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The three-hour tour makes five stops along its 1.5-mile route starting at Whiskey Row with two bourbon cocktails, one of which was created specifically for the tour, and weaves its way through downtown with other drinks and small bites along the way.
Sitting in a booth at O’shea’s where a 19th-century ghost is said to be seen
Kentucky pineapple upside-down cake from 8UP and its ties to the 1930s
Tours are $139 for 21+ drinkers and $89 for those who just want to hear the history. Haunts run weekly Wednesday-Friday at 5 p.m.
Today’s issue was written by Katie.
Editor’s pick: If you’re looking for something green to sip that isn’t beer today, get your hands on Gralehaus’ Matcha Honey Bee. It’s made with milk, honey, bee pollen, and Kilogram Tea matcha — which gives it its bright green color.
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