Things To Do: April 22-24

Things To Do: April 22-24

Art for the Senses: Juried Art Event
April 23 at 11 a.m.
Jeffersontown Community Center
10617 Taylorsville Road, Louisville, Ky. 40299

This immersive arts program will feature art forms to appeal to everyone. Visual art available for viewing will include paintings, sculptures, textiles, printmaking and mixed media. Jazz and blues musician Rick DeBow will provide the background music for a day of art, silent auctions, door prizes and food. All proceeds will go to Louisville Visual Art, a nonprofit organization funding art exhibitions and education. This is a way to support a good cause while having a good time.

April 24 at 11 a.m.
Louisville Nature Center
3745 Illinois Avenue, Louisville, Ky. 40213

Spring is now in full swing, so it’s time to get planting. Gardenganza will have everything necessary to plant a beautiful garden, with flowers, herbs, vegetables and shrubs for more. The event is a major fundraiser for the Louisville Nature Center and the Jefferson County Master Gardener Association, so it’s a good opportunity to support the organizations. There will also be a food truck and live music, so there’s something for everyone at this event.

In Frame: The Man Behind the Museum Hotels Premiere Screening
April 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Kentucky Center for the Arts
501 W Main St., Louisville, Ky. 40202

It won’t take being a film buff to enjoy this screening. All it takes is curiosity in one of the most iconic hotels in Louisville. This riveting documentary focuses on the life and legacy of Steve Wilson, founder of 21c Museum Hotels. Filmmaker Edward Heavrin will hold a discussion after the film. So be prepared to learn about how this eccentric hotel chain came to be.

Louisville Leopard Percussionists Big Gig 2016
April 24 at 2 p.m.
Brown Theater
315 W Broadway, Louisville, Ky. 40202

The Louisville Leopards percussionists are a unique group of local kids who practice through a music education program. They play everything from jazz to ragtime to pop. They have earned recognition through opening for My Morning Jacket and Chick Corea, performing in numerous national jazz festivals and being subjects of an HBO documentary. The Louisville Leopard are sure to bring their best to the stage at this performance, as they always do.

Mood Ring Engagement
April 22 at 8 p.m.
Headliners Music Hall
1386 Lexington Road, Louisville, Ky. 40206

Do you love the carefree music of the 70s? Then this is the band to see. Mood Ring Engagement is a 70s cover band playing hits from artists like the Bee Gees, the Doobie Brothers, Stevie Wonder and more. This concert is great for lovers of any genre, as long as they love nostalgia.

Thunder Over Louisville
April 23 at 11 a.m. Fireworks start at 9:30p.m.
Free with Pegasus Pin
Waterfront Park
129 River Rd., Louisville, Ky. 40202

This is an annual event of the Kentucky Derby Festival that no Louisville resident should miss. It’s the most important way to kick off Derby season with a spectacular display of fireworks. There is a lot more to Thunder than just the fireworks show, however. There is an air show at 3 p.m. featuring many planes and their tricks. Thunder is also a great social time for friends and family, and a wide variety of great festival foods is available.

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