Nightlife in Louisville

Nick Swardson: Taste It Tour at The Louisville Palace on September 25 at 8 p.m. (Up to 57% Off)

Nick Swardson: Taste It Tour

Louisville Palace

$47 $20

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Comedian best known for Benchwarmers and Reno 911! tours and preps for a new Comedy Central special

Derby City Comedy Festival, September 17–20 (Up to 75% Off)

Derby City Comedy Festival

Multiple Locations

$40 $10

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Festival welcomes local and nationally touring comedians for four days of laughs

Abbey Road On The River at The Galt House Hotel and Belvedere Festival Park, October 24–26 (Up to 43% Off)

Abbey Road On The River

Belvedere Festival Park

$64.44 $40

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Beatles tribute acts, original Wings members, and touring rockers celebrate Sir Paul McCartney's impending first trip to Louisville

One or Two Social Speed-Dating Events from Dinner With Friends Social Club (50% Off)

Dinner With Friends Social Club

Multiple Locations

$199 $99

Groups of eight meet at local bars and restaurants for an evening of dining, cocktails, and getting to know each other

The Janoskians at Mercury Ballroom on September 25 at 7 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

The Janoskians

Mercury Ballroom

$30.25 $15

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Australian teens best known for their popular—and sometimes controversial—YouTube channel perform comedic hits such as "Real Girls Eat Cake"

Coors Light Summer Concert Series Presents Don Williams at Iroquois Amphitheater on September 11 (Up to 40% Off)

Sherpa Concerts

Iroquois Amphitheater

$34.49 $21

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Country legend Don Williams celebrates a new album with fresh hits and classics such as “That’s the Thing About Love”

Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live at Brown Theatre on June 28 or 29 (Up to 59% Off)

Erth's Dinosaur Zoo Live

Brown Theatre

$25.55 $12

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Kids gaze in awe at near-life-size dinosaur puppets, including a T. Rex and a Titanosaurus, and play onstage with baby dinos

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The Bard's Town blends two households, both alike in dignity, yet separate all the same. A theatre on one side, and a restaurant on the other, The Bard's Town is not a dinner theatre, as dishes never find their way into the staging space. Contrary to what the name might suggest, The Bard?s Town Theatre chooses to pay homage to Shakespeare not by performing his plays, but by following in his footsteps and creating new work. This mission has resulted in the performance of several world premiers, short plays, and the Obie-award winning A Bright New Boise.

In the self-contained restaurant, a raucous menu full of hearty dishes and Shakespearean puns abounds. Prologues (appetizers) include dishes such as Titus Nacho-nicus, while main course dishes include The Mushroom of Venice burger with Swiss cheese and mushrooms, and The Steakspeare?an 8-ounce Shell Island steak coated in original rub. Epilogues (desserts) include homemade gooey butter cake and key lime pie.

1801 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville,
KY
US

Baseball in Louisville dates back to 1876 when the Louisville Grays began playing as part of the National League. Soon after the turn of the 20th century, minor league baseball arrived in Derby City and for 70 years, the Louisville Colonels commanded it. Their departure in 1972, however, led to a period of inactivity, as well as a period of unemployed umpires roaming the city shouting "SAFE!" at landing birds. Ten years later, baseball returned with the arrival of the Louisville Redbirds, who eventually became the RiverBats in 1998, and simply the Bats in 2002. Over the years this franchise has spent time as the affiliate of three big league teams: the St. Louis Cardinals, the Milwaukee Brewers, and its current affiliate, the Cincinnati Reds.

401 E Main St
Louisville,
KY
US

The Vernon Club, nestled in a historic building dating back to 1886, rolls out eight gleaming lanes with automatic scoring, a new Internet jukebox, and tasty comestibles for fueling competitive appetites. Players don borrowed footwear and the letterman jackets of league-player ghosts before hurling three-holed spheres toward pins poising themselves for the welcomed whack of a spare or strike. Bowlers can rest their pin-striking biceps of fury with a gooey 12-inch pizza or maintain concentration while grasping a bratwurst in non-bowling hands. On select nights, rock bands set up shop beside the lanes and churn out foot-tapping ditties until 1 a.m. or 2 a.m.

1575 Story Ave.
Louisville,
KY
US

Toes tap, soles crisscross, and ankles point and flex as pairs of dancers whirl across Arthur Murray’s smooth floors, where Sacramento-area hoofers have practiced steps since 1947. A specialized curriculum imparts basics such as foot position and rhythm, as well as how to lead, follow, or trot across the ceiling during beginning classes, and eventually ushers students into bronze, silver, and competition-level gold classes. Graceful instructors certified through the World Professional Dance Teachers Association lead classes and events such as private lessons, group formation practices, core rhythms reviews, and weekly practice parties.

201 Breckenridge Ln
Louisville,
KY
US

All About Kids inspires self-confidence in children through a varied curriculum of sports programs at its sprawling 47,000-square-foot Louisville flagship and equally impressive Oldham County location. Kids can undertake classes in dance, gymnastics, swimming, basketball, and soccer. Aside from organized sports, both locations feature play areas loaded with ball pits, inflatable mazes, and tunnels.

2531 Blankenbaker Pkwy
Louisville,
KY
US

At Derby City Espresso, the espresso drinks are derived from either a single or double shot of its espresso, which is made from its La Marzocco Linea espresso machine. A Cubano, which is just a sweetened version of espresso, runs $2 for a single and $3 for a double. DCE’s beer menu appeals to the senses of a beer lover's suds-soaked dreams, with premium craft beers that fall within the affordable price range of ($4–$8). An expansive menu of more than 50 loose-leaf teas completes the selection.

331 E Market St
Louisville,
KY
US