Things to Do: March 25-27

Eggstravaganza
March 26 at 10 a.m.
Free with zoo admission
Louisville Zoo
1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, Ky. 40213

 

This huge egg hunt is a sure way to keep the kids entertained for a few hours, and it certainly beats the small setup in the backyard. The event is for children age 12 and under and offers many opportunities for prizes. There will be a separate egg hunt for kids age four and under, so there’s no need to worry about the older kids taking over. There will be an assortment of other spring-themed games to keep everyone busy. This is also a good volunteer opportunity for students in search of service hours.

Festival of American Music I
March 25-26. Times vary.
Prices vary.
Kentucky Center for the Arts
501 W Main St., Louisville, KY 40202

Classical music fans will enjoy this concert by the Louisville Orchestra. Conductor Teddy Abrams will lead the show and even play a clarinet solo. They will perform some well-known songs, such as Sing Sing Sing. For a deeper look into the show and the selection of pieces, attend a pre-concert lecture presented by WUOL Classical 90.5 on March 25 at 10 a.m. or March 26 at 7 p.m.

Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade
March 26 at 11:30 a.m.
Free
Frankfort Avenue at Birchwood, Louisville, Ky. 40206

A longtime tradition, the Frankfort Avenue Easter Parade is a festive way to celebrate Easter and to enjoy the outdoors. Walk down one of Louisville’s most famous streets and take advantage of all the shopping and eating possibilities. This event is great for friends and families to spend some time together.

Melancholy Play: A Contemporary Farce
Through April 3. Times vary.
$20
Henry Clay Theatre
604 S 3rd St., Louisville, Ky. 40208

Melancholy Play was written by Sara Ruhl and directed by Tad Chitwood, with an original score from composer-cellist Richard McGrew. Melancholy Play is about the lives of an overdramatic bank teller and her friends. Be the first to see the play during its opening weekend, while supporting the small Liminal Playhouse in its first season. Liminal Playhouse offers a price that is much lower than some local theatres, so it is certainly a bargain.

A Nature’s Works and Quirks Program
Mar. 26 at 1 p.m.
$4
Louisville Nature Center
3745 Illinois Ave, Louisville, Ky. 40213

This lecture is perfect for nature lovers who want to learn about the environmental clock and observe seasonal changes. This will happen during a hike, so wear the appropriate clothing and shoes. It is a good opportunity to enjoy the pleasant spring weather and recharge with nature.

Qualities of Starlight – Presented by Theatre 502
Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays through April 2 at 8 p.m.
$22
Iroquois Amphitheatre
1080 Amphitheatre Road, Louisville, Ky. 40214

Catch the opening weekend of this show and support the local Theatre 502. Qualities of Starlight is a comedy about a cosmologist who just can’t seem to get a break, especially when he visits home to find out that his parents are meth addicts. This enlightening comedy would be enjoyable for fans of the typical productions at Actors Theatre. Theatre 502 offers discounted tickets at $17 the day before or for senior citizens, students and military.

Fallboard
Check out this piece, entitled “Fallboard,” at the Riebel photography gallery.

Riebel Photography
Fridays through April 23 at 6 p.m.
Free
Evolving Gallery
1912 Mellwood Avenue, Louisville, Ky. 40206

Fans of photography should venture to this unassuming gallery, which lies in a shotgun house spa, to see this amazing exhibition that utilizes light, contrast and colors for striking images. There is no better time to see a gallery than in its opening weekend.

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Olivia Dawson is one of the Editors-in-Chief of RedEye this year. She is active in the Kentucky YMCA Youth Association and is passionate about youth advocacy. She loves binging on Netflix, eating southern food, and taking naps. Olivia is a music fanatic and can often be found at concerts. You can contact her at [email protected]