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AUG 2014

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126 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 8.14 1 Friday First Friday Trolley Hop down Main and Market streets. The Creekside Jam beneft concert at the Parklands of Floyds Fork features bluegrass and "newgrass" artists Ricky Skaggs, Sam Bush and Rhonda Vincent. 2 Saturday Funnyman and former MTV host Jeff Dye at the Laughing Derby at Comedy Caravan (July 31- Aug. 2). Squallis Puppeteers put on The Mountain- eer at their Breckinridge Street location. 3 Sunday Kids Festival brings jugglers, puppeteers, stilt walkers, mini-golf and face painting to the KFC Yum! Center. 4 Monday Haven't started the Louisville Free Public Library's 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge? You have just more than a week before school starts. Ready, go! 5 Tuesday Ingrid Michaelson, a New York-based singer- songwriter with Swedish roots, performs at Headliners. 6 Wednesday Trivia at the Bard's Town. 7 Thursday Kentucky Shakespeare puts on As You Like It — the one with the "All the world's a stage" speech — for free at Central Park (Aug. 5-9). The PGA Championship tees off at Valhalla (Aug. 7-10). Call- ing it right now: Tiger Woods will ace No. 14. 8 Friday The Princess Bride in the Kentucky Science Cen- ter's four-story digital theater (Aug. 1-14). 9 Saturday Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie McCoy headlines CQ Jam for local nonproft WaterStep at Captain's Quarters. Miley Cyrus' "Bangerz Tour" invades the Yum! with opener Lily Allen. 1 0 Sunday Mexican acoustic-guitar virtuosos Rodrigo y Gabri- ela at Iroquois Park and Amphitheater, for a rock 'n' stroll 5K/concert. 1 1 Monday CenterStage at the Jewish Community Center kicks off its 100th season with Tony Award-winning Spring Awakening, a rock-musical adaptation of Frank Wedekind's 1891 expressionist play (Aug. 7-17). 1 2 Tuesday Los Angeles-based Caught a Ghost at Zanzabar. The Filson Historical Society's bourbon afcionado, Mike Veach, teaches us how to appreciate bourbon at a tasting and "chef's whim" dinner at Porcini put on by the Filson Bourbon Academy. 1 3 Wednesday Stephen "Ragga" Marley, the son who sounds the most like Bob, at Mercury Ballroom. 1 4 Thursday The Kentucky State Fair kicks off with Lady Ante- bellum at Freedom Hall (Aug. 14-24). 1 5 Friday State Fair: Styx and Foreigner at Freedom Hall. And eat a fried Hot Brown (see page 124). Louisville band Coliseum celebrates its 10th anniversary with a show at the New Vintage with opener Old Baby. 1 6 Saturday Tuxes and Tails, the Kentucky Humane Society's annual beneft gala, at the Galt House. Plus, Katy Perry at the Yum! and Bill Maher at the Kentucky Center. The Museum of the American Printing House for the Blind will screen Ray. 1 7 Sunday Gotta be the hottest day of the year. Take a dip in the Southside Quarry. 1 8 Monday It's a school night and you need to catch up on sleep after Katy Perry. 1 9 Tuesday Boxing great Joe Louis would've been 100 this year and the Ali Center is celebrating with its exhibit "A Biographical Look at Joe Louis" (August through November). 2 0 Wednesday The Americana group Grace Adele and the Grand Band play on Decca's patio. 2 1 Thursday Franz Kafka's The Trial, a play about law and obedi- ence, shows at the Alley Theater (Aug. 21-24). You probably should've seen this before going to Miley Cyrus at the Yum! Twerking is against the law. 2 2 Friday The Raven (along with Dracula, Phantom of the Op- era, Frankenstein and others) is part of the Louisville Palace's Summer Classic Film Series (Aug. 1-30). 2 3 Saturday African Heritage Festival at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage celebrates and edu- cates on African, African-American and Caribbean cultures. Brew at the Zoo with beer and wine and tigers and more beer. No joke: You'll have to scalp a ticket. 24 Sunday The Ironman triathlon (say it like the Black Sabbath song!) starts downtown in the Ohio River and ends at Fourth Street Live. We'll say it again: Watching athletes pull their kids from the crowd and cross the fnish line with them is one of the most inspiring things that hap- pens annually in Louisville. 2 5 Monday It's a perfect night for stargazing with the new moon. We recommend the top of the hill at Iroquois Park. 2 6 Tuesday A Mighty Fortress Is Our Basement, a coming-of- age ladies musical comedy set in 1960, at Derby Dinner Playhouse (Aug. 19-Oct. 5). 2 7 Wednesday WFPK's Waterfront Wednesday on the Big Four Lawn features Shovels and Rope, the Wild Feath- ers and Tim Easton. 2 8 Thursday Last chance this season to enjoy happy-hour draft beers for $1 before a Bats game at Slugger Field. 2 9 Friday F.A.T. Friday Trolley Hop down Frankfort Avenue. Country hit-maker Jason Michael Carroll at Headliners. 3 0 Saturday Catch a pre-show tech rehearsal of Actor's The- atre's performance of Love's Labour's Lost to see what goes on behind the scenes. 3 1 Sunday If you don't have your own boat this Labor Day week- end, go on a sightseeing lunch cruise aboard the 100-year-old Belle of Louisville. And don't drink too much tonight. You have to be in prime tailgaiting form tomorrow evening, when the football Cards start the season at home against the Miami Hurricanes. YOUR PERFECT AUGUST

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