Things to do: March 14-15

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The Muhammad Ali Center in downtown Louisville. Photo courtesy of user merfam from flickr.com.
The Muhammad Ali Center in downtown Louisville.
Photo courtesy of user merfam on flickr.com.

Fri. Mar. 14

New Works Festival @ YPAS

$9 student, $10 adult, 7:30pm

The first evening performance of the New Works Festival will take place on Friday. There are also performances on March 15, 20, 21 and 22. This show is completely run by students; the script, the directing, the casting, the acting, the technicalities, etc. Students are encouraged to attend the New Works Festival at least one morning or evening. Come and watch your friend(s) of Manual perform and show their true talent(s)!

Thirty Spokes @ The New Vintage

2126 S. Preston Street

$5, 9pm

This Louisville band recently released their self-titled album and are ready to celebrate. They are known as a “roots rock band.” This show will also feature Moonlight Peddlers and DJ Matt Anthony.

Sat. Mar. 15

Art [squared] gallery

131 W. Main Street

Free, 10am-1pm

The second annual art show hosted by the Louisville Visual Art Association (squared=second…get it?). This gallery will display art of which the artist is unknown. Art pieces will be available for purchase, but the artist will always remain anonymous. The work of over 200 local artists will be displayed– 8×8 pieces which can be purchased for $100. Proceeds go to the LVAA’s Children’s Fine Arts Classes program.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade @ The Highlands

Free, 3pm

Although the St. Patrick’s Day parade is commonly centered around drinking at all of the local bars in the Highlands, it can still be fun for teenagers! This year marks the 41st annual parade, and themed “It’s a Great Day for the Irish.” Get your spot early to receive your tootsie rolls and green beads! The high for Saturday is 63 degrees, so after the parade, you can enjoy a nice walk through the Highlands.

Youth Rights Conference @ Muhammad Ali Center

144 N. 6th Street

8:30am-3pm

The Youth Rights Conference is hosted by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). This is a student-led conference focused on issues “selected by, and for, young people.” This year’s theme is “Bridging Differences, Building Possibilities.” The conference is open to all high school students. The link above will send you to the registry page.