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We’re sharing exciting news with our LOUtoday family. We’ve launched a new shoutout section in our newsletter just for you.
We’re offering our most passionate and loyal readers (yep, that’s you) the opportunity to support local journalism through our LOUtoday membership program, where you’ll gain exclusive access to have your voice included in the newsletter.
Your voice is valuable, and so are the special moments in your life. Shoutouts allow us to celebrate job promotions, anniversaries, and exciting experiences right here in Louisville. All you have to do is submit your shoutout, and we will take it from there. Already a member? Go ahead and send an email to secure your shoutout now.
Other membership perks include exclusive birthday deals, shoutouts + discounts in our online shop (Six & Main).
In addition to offering membership benefits, we genuinely just love giving you the scoop on the newest restaurants, the coolest events, detailing the city’s history, digging into the latest real estate deals, and keeping you up-to-date on developments around town.
Your membership fee of only $50 will go towards keeping our newsletter hyper-local and supporting our local editors. We’re also donating 10% of memberships annually to a local philanthropic cause.
We can’t thank you enough for your continued readership and support. Ready to take your love for LOUtoday to the next level? There’s a shoutout with your name on it waiting for you…
Big Spring Book Sale | Friday, Mar. 24 | 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Locust Grove, 561 Blankenbaker Ln., Louisville | Free | Shop 20,000+ new and used books in all categories with proceeds benefiting educational and preservation programs at Locust Grove.
Bourbon Block Party | Friday, Mar. 24 | 5-7 p.m. | Stitzel-Weller Distillery, 3860 Fitzgerald Rd., Louisville | Free | Get a first look at the May/June issue of Garden and Gun magazine, then enjoy creative cocktails, live music, a vendor market, and a local food truck.
Arlo McKinley | Friday, Mar. 24 | 7 p.m. | Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Rd., Louisville | $18 | See this American country singer and singer-songwriter.
Bad Sci-Fi Movies and Real Plant Science | Friday, Mar. 24 | 7-9 p.m. | Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, 6220 Old La Grange Rd., Crestwood | $20-$25 | Watch “The Little Shop of Horrors” then learn about plant intergeneric crosses and carnivorous plants from the Yew Dell horticulture team.
Saturday, March 25
Conversations that Connect | Saturday, Mar. 25 | 2-4 p.m. | The Inner Warrior, 600 Distillery Commons Ste. 250, Louisville | $37 | Find ways to connect through challenging conversations while standing firmly in your own values and integrity.
Silent Disco | Saturday, Mar. 25 | 8-11 p.m. | Mile Wide Beer Co., 636 Barret Ave., Louisville | $10 | Dance the night away with a pair headphones that have three different channels of music playing simultaneously.
Sunday, March 26
Spring is here! | Sunday, Mar. 26 | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Louisville Nature Center, 3745 Illinois Ave., Louisville | Free | Take a guided walk through the forest, then enjoy a bird-watching picnic.
Tuesday, March 28
The Moth StorySLAM | Tuesday, Mar. 28 | 7 p.m. | Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Rd., Louisville | $15 | Hear five-minute stories about make-or-break, all-or-nothing situations.
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.
Mexican restaurant Con Huevos is opening its fifth store on Tuesday, March 28 in Norton Commons. The new spot will offer the same items it’s known for, like tres leches pancakes, but will be the first to serve new brunch cocktails including carajillo, horchata, a bloody mary, and a margarita.
Louisville Zoo’s annual celebration, Party for the Planet, starts on Saturday, April 1. The month-long event features recycling partners every weekend, discounted admission prices on select Mondays, and an Earth Day bash on Sunday, April 30 with $5-off admission, free parking, and eco-partner displays.
The Urban Bourbon Trail® (UBT) added new LOU locations to its roster: Chill Bar Highlands, Four Pegs Smokehouse & Bar, Matt Winn’s Steakhouse, and more. UBT highlights some of the city’s best local bourbon bars and restaurants through a free, digital passport — complete with discounts at its stops, like BOGO apps.
There’s a new whiskey distillery coming to Georgetown, KY in 2025. Blue Run Spirits released renderings of its 35,000-sqft distillery that breaks ground later this year. The project is expected to be a $51 million investment that will bring at least 45 full-time jobs to the Bluegrass. (Louisville Business First)
Norton Commons’ annual Derby Primp & Prep event returns on Thursday, April 13, from 4 to 8 p.m. The event will feature sales and promotions from local stores. Shoppers can get a passport and stamp from each place, with five stamps gaining an entry for a chance to win a $100 gift card.
$241. That’s the real price of a roundtrip ticket from Boston to Barcelona sold this year via Going — a travel membership that alerts you when flight prices drop. Sign up for a free membership or try an Elite membership for free if you’re interested in business and first class tickets, too.
Did you know today is the last day to enter our Six & Main Spring Forward Contest? The winner + two of their friends will receive a prize from one of our coffee/tea brand partners. Spring on over to Instagram to learn more.
What in the world is bock beer, and what does it have to do with goats? We’re glad you asked.
Bock beer is a rich and malty, low-hop style of lager. It was originally brewed by German monks in the 14th century — and “bock” means goat in German. Hence, this annual festival in LOU that celebrates both.
Peep our pro tips:
There will be tons of food vendors, but be sure to snag some sausages from the KY Proud® Wurst Fest.
You need to try bock beer, obviously. But there will also be a bourbon bar and tequila shack, as well as a bunch of other local brews.
Don’t miss the goat races — particularly the sprint baby goat race at 1:15 p.m. LOUtoday has its very own kid competing.
Today is National Cocktail Day. My signature drink in my early 20s was a stereotypical Island-girl mix: Malibu coconut rum + pineapple juice.
Since then, I’ve moved on to bourbon-based beverages and Greener Pastures, which is the name of a fun whiskey-based drink at Barn8. It blends Suntory Toki whiskey, L.N. Mattei Quinquina, cucumber juice, Hermitage Farm limequat syrup, and housemade pickles.