When: November 2, 5-11 p.m.
Where: Downtown Louisville
Free and open to the public, the First Friday Trolley Hop is an opportunity for residents to see new art, tourists to get a feel for downtown and everyone to celebrate. The trolley can be boarded at various stops down Market and Main, free parking is available after 6 p.m. at Slugger Field, 4th Street Live! Free street parking is also available.
When: November 3, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 300 Elm Street, Corydon, IN
If you love chicken, and are looking for an option other than the delicious fried chicken at Cottage Inn, head to downtown Corydon for the Pisgah Lodge 31st Annual Chicken Bar-B-Que.
When: November 3-4, 10 a.m.
Where: African American Heritage Center at the intersection of 18th St. and Muhammad Ali Blvd.
An art and music festival, now in its 4th year, the Good Folk Fest highlights outsider, visionary and fold artists. Expect to see artist’s collectives—Creative Diversity and StudioWorks—as well as artists at individual booths. Traditional woodcarvers, modern graffiti artists, blues, rock and experimental music, will all be at the festival. Admission is $10 per adult while children 12 and under are free.
When: Monday, November 5
Where: Bristol Bar and Grille at 614 W. Main St.
This two-hour class will be lead by a master sommelier named Scott Harper. Focusing on Willamette Valley, the region of Oregon, which is known for Pinot Noir. Participants will gain insights into these Pinot Noirs, as well as other Oregon wines, and tastings will be available. Obviously, you must be 21 or older. The cost is $109 per person or $189 per couple. Discounts are available if you register early. To make reservations, call (502) 272-8166 or visit Bellarmine’s website, as the Bellarmine School of Professional and Continuing Studies has worked with Bristol to make this class possible.
When: Tuesday, November 6
Today is the day to cast your vote! Here's a blog post on where to vote and a couple of ideas of things to do (in addition to voting).
When: Wednesday, November 7, 6:30-9 p.m.
Where: Frazier Hall at Bellarmine University
Presented by the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana and the Bellarmine Activities Council, this event is a both a screening and a discussion about media portrayals of women. Representatives from WAVE3, The Courier Journal and academics will be attending. Registration isn't required, contact Menisa Marshall, 502-716-7232 or firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
When: Wednesday, November 8-9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Sculpture Court of Speed Art Museum
Closed for expansion, Speed Art Museum is selling items they no longer need: leather couches, shelves, chairs, tables and more. This is not an art sale, but if you are in need of lightly used furniture, stop by and bring cash or credit.
When: November 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Fern Creek Traditional High School
A fundraiser for Fern Creek Traditional High School, this family friendly craft show features art from around our region. Expect to see a range of arts and crafts from over 100 vendors. There will also be concessions as well as Santa sightings. Admission is free but bring your wallet if you are interested in buying some gifts for the holiday season.
When: Wednesday, November 14, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Louisville Palace
In the past few years, R. Kelly has been in touch with his soulful roots with songs that give a nod to 50s and 60s R&B and Soul. If this is what will be featured on his set list, the history and beauty of the Palace could be an ideal backdrop. Tickets are priced from $49.50-$89.50.
When: November 17-January 2
Where: The Galt House
A spectacular lightshow and more, Christmas at the Galt House has a Peppermint Express Kiddie Train through Candy Cane Forest, Santa and a life-sized Gingerbread House. The hotel is so decked out it was featured on the Travel Channel's Christmas Crazy Show. Tickets are $18.99 for adults and $9.99 for children. But if you’re on a budget, visit on Mondays when a child’s ticket (and a ticket for the Find Santa’s Key Game) is included with an adult ticket.