Thursday Feb 22 - Feb 23 @ 10:00 AM
Special Collections Tour at the Newberry Library in Chicago
Lettersong Calligraphy Studio and Gallery – Somebody pinch me please! look at this! Peter wrote: "Hello friends! If you've always wanted to spend a couple of days ogling (no drooling please!) gorgeous ancient and modern manuscripts— in person—and there is no substitute!—this is your chance to get a personal introduction to the treasures of the John M Wing Collection of the History of Printing and Calligraphy ! Join me, Jill Gage, Curator of the Wing Collection, and special guest, Chicago's inimitable scribal "eminence grise" and scholar of Calligraphy, Robert Williams, 22-23 February at Chicago's amazing Newberry Library. In addition to examining a number of priceless unique manuscripts, you will learn how you can gain a reader's card, and how to access the online collections catalogs for your own research and future visits. We'll have a couple of hours each day in the Special Collections reading room with the books and portfolios, and then reconvene after lunch to discuss further and explore our digital reference photos taken during the morning. Bring your notebook and pencil (no pens allowed!) Space for this event is very limited! Pre-registration is required. Contact organizer Jen Grove (Lettersong Studio, Louisville) Jen is bringing a group from Kentucky for this introduction, and has a few spots left..." Yes I do. also I have a reservation at The Whitehall Hotel for our Louisville group...three people are welcomed to stay with me or make your own reservation. the Whitehall is one block from the library and very reasonable. contact me asap if you want to attend. There will be a follow up workshop @ Lettersong Calligraphy Studio and Gallery March 10-11. Cost for the Library visit is discounted if you are taking Peters workshop also. it is $125, but with the early bird discount of joining the March 10-11 workshop in Louisville, your cost will be $100. the Library visit is limited to 8 participates, but the workshop can have as many as 17, so pull out your quills and come learn in a welcoming and peaceful atmosphere. to sign up contact me Jen Grove @ 502-819-1439 or send me an e-mail @
    Thursday Feb 22 - Feb 24 @ 1:00 PM
46th Annual Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture
The Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society at UofL – The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900 is now in its 46th year, and has become an international event attracting more than three hundred participants annually. Scholars in all languages and literatures are invited to submit proposals on any topic pertaining to literature and culture since 1900. The Conference also welcomes submissions by creative writers. Reading committees select the best critical and creative works; the papers are then grouped for presentation at sectional meetings held on our campus. The conference also hosts national and international Group Societies. Each year the Conference features keynote presentations by distinguished authors and critics. Keynote speakers in 2018 include Brent Hayes Edwards, NourbeSe Philip, and Dominic Pettman.
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 5:00 PM
Dominic Pettman: Opening Keynote LCLC
The Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society at UofL – Dominic Pettman will be the opening keynote for the 2018 Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900. The opening keynote will take place in the Elaine Chao Auditorium in Ekstrom Library. Pettman is a writer and academic, specializing in cultural, critical, and media theory. He is Professor of Culture and Media at Eugene Lang College and the New School for Social Research. Pettman’s work explores topics ranging from digital culture, new media, modern literature, visual culture, audio culture, popular and unpopular cultures, affect theory, libidinal economies, and the increasingly blurry boundaries between humans, animals, and machines. His books include Humid, All Too Humid (Punctum, 2016), Infinite Distraction (Polity, 2015), In Divisible Cities (Punctum, 2013), Look at the Bunny — Totem, Taboo, Technology (Zero Books, 2013), Human Error — Species-Being and Media Machines (Minnesota, 2011), Love and Other Technologies — Retrofitting Eros for the Information Age (Fordham, 2006), Avoiding the Subject — Media, Culture and the Object written with Justin Clemens (Amsterdam UP, 2004), and After the Orgy — Toward a Politics of Exhaustion (SUNY 2002). Pettman has also taught at the American University of Paris, the University of Amsterdam, the University of Geneva, the University of Melbourne, and the Polytechnic University, Brooklyn. In addition to academic work, Pettman writes semi-regularly for Cabinet magazine, and is a semiotic consultant for various media and communications companies based in Europe and New York. Readers can visit his website at
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 6:00 PM
LMPD Impound Lot Relocation Public Meeting
Develop Louisville – Why is Louisville Metro Government (LMG) seeking a new location for the LMPD impound lot? LMG is interested in identifying potential alternative locations for the lot to meet current and future towing and storage demands, to incorporate environmental best management practices in the lot’s design and operation, to improve operational efficiency for employees and the public, and to provide a more functional workplace for staff based at the lot. What will be discussed at the meetings? LMG will share a short history of the impound lot, information about its management and environmental status, and requirements for a new location. There will be an opportunity for suggestions on potential sites and novel solutions for managing the operational and locational needs for the lot. A Request for Information (RFI) was released seeking suggestions from property owners on potential sites. The Request for Information can be found at: Public input can be made in-person at a public meeting or through an on-line comment portal at: Located for decades at 1478 Frankfort Ave. in Butchertown, the impound lot is the main temporary storage area for motor vehicles that have been impounded by LMPD and other agencies, and is a longer-term storage area for motor vehicles being held as evidence in a legal proceeding. Although technical capacity is 1,800 vehicles, the lot frequently stores in excess of 2,000 vehicles. Louisville Metro Government will close the Request for Information on March 15, 2018. Proposed locations will be evaluated based on their ability to meet operational and locational needs for the impound lot, as well as on their potential cost. If a suitable location is identified, funding for the relocation of the impound lot will be sought in upcoming fiscal years. For more information, contact Allison Smith at or 502-574-1569
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 6:00 PM
Learning Physics with Legos!
Rainbow Blossom Natural Markets – HIGHLANDS MARKET 3046 BARDSTOWN RD. For Kids K-8. Legos are exciting educational "tools" for our kids. but they are often not used fully. Zaniac builds on our children's passion to play with Legos by also teaching important science concepts AND creating bridges to other STEAM subjects such as computer programming. By combining hardware and software, math and design, and more, Zaniac brings true appreciation of STEAM to our children. An in-depth understanding of STEAM subjects and our children's innate strength, Imagination, allows Zaniac to create Innovators for tomorrow's economy. Bring Joy Back Into Education! The Future Will Require Our Kids to Be Creative and Innovative. By Igniting Their Imagination, Zaniac Prepares Our Kids For Tomorrow's Jobs. Try Zaniac's Proprietary Curriculum for free and see if it is right for your child! Upcoming school-break camps, courses at Zaniac, and courses at various local schools are available in Math, (STEM) Reading, Technology, and Chess. Visit our campus or find out more at You can also call (844) KID-STEM with your questions. FREE. Register at
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 7:00 PM
Louisville Women's Basketball vs. University of Virginia
KFC Yum! Center – Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Mon, 23 Oct 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 7:00 PM
Music Moves
Louisville Parks and Recreation – Music Moves - Peace, Love and Harmony is a musical celebration of what brings us together as a community. Lip-sync, rap, spoken word and dance will also be featured.
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 7:30 PM
2018 Crossfit Open Kickoff- 18.1 Viewing Party
CrossFit Bluegrass – We are SO EXCITED to kick off the 2018 Crossfit Open season! The Open is a very exciting time for our community to come together, endure hard workouts, and have a lot of fun! To kick off the 2018 season, we would love for everyone to come together and watch the 18.1 announcement at our Middletown location. Catch a workout before hand at 5:30 or 6:30 and join us afterwards for post-workout snacks, a drink, and time together as a community. The class workouts will be open to the community, so bring your family and friends so they can join us afterwards, too. We will have the 18.1 Announcement projected on the back wall of the gym for everyone to watch! We will even have an exciting announcement to share with you! This night will be super laid back, so come and go as your night allows- we would just love to see you there! Please RSVP by clicking that you're attending so we can get a head count for how many will be coming.
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 7:30 PM
The Birdland All-Stars
Ogle Center – Featuring the finest musicians in New York, The Birdland All-Stars have been thrilling audiences at “The Jazz Corner of the World” for the last 10 years. Returning to the road for the first time in 5 years, the Birdland All-Stars have created new arrangements featuring the music of David Bowie, The Police and Steely Dan, as well as fresh treatments of iconic compositions by Charlie Parker, Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock.
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 7:30 PM
Laughter Yoga
Rainbow Blossom Natural Markets – HIGHLANDS MARKET 3046 BARDSTOWN RD. Laugh, Breathe, Relax -- Get Happy and Healthy! Laughter Yoga is a global movement for health, joy and world peace. In this session Melanie Rudolph, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher, will lead you in a combination of yoga deep-breathing exercises, and get you moving with laughter exercises that make you feel more healthy and energetic. It's fun, silly and playful. All you need is a willingness to laugh and play along. To complete the session, we will have a 15-minute guided relaxation exercise, so you may want to bring a towel, folded blanket or yoga mat to lie on. More Information on Laughter Yoga at To contact Melanie: Donations Requested. No registration required.
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 8:00 PM
We Became The Story
Headliners Music Hall – We Became The Story a night of storytelling inspired by the #metoo movement produced by Company OutCast Thursday, February 22 Show: 8pm Doors: 7pm $12 18 and over More info at "There's no greater agony than having an untold story inside you." These words are as true today as they were when Maya Angelou wrote them in 1969. Victims of abuse across the world have been releasing their untold stories--and people across the world have been listening. On February 22, 2018, people from around the Louisville area will tell their own stories--some of them untold until now--and turn that agony into triumph. Join us for an evening of hope, restoration and sharing the common experiences that transcend our differences. Profits benefit the The Center for Women and Families.
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 8:00 PM
Cholent and Games! We are back!
Chabad Chai Center of Louisville
    Friday Feb 23 @ 8:30 AM
Hays Kennedy Tree Planting Project
Louisville Parks and Recreation – The Forestry and Landscaping division of Louisville Parks and Recreation needs assistance in planting 100 new trees at Hays Kennedy. The event will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018 from 8:30am-12:30pm. Please plan to arrive no later than 8:15am. Guidance and support will be provided by our arborists and landscaping team. Please dress for the weather, wear boots or other sturdy shoes, and bring your own pair of gloves. Additional tools will be provided. Please sign up ASAP. As you'll see, we hope to have as many as 60 volunteers for this project.
    Friday Feb 23 @ 11:00 AM
Tulips & Juleps Art and Gift Market
Junior League of Louisville – On February 23rd and 24th, the Junior League of Louisville invites you to join us for Tulips & Juleps Art and Gift Market. For more than a decade, the Junior League has offered a unique shopping experience featuring a variety of vendors and special events. This annual event is the League's largest fundraiser and provides funds that help us to train women leaders and promote positive change for our community through our education focus. This year, the market will take place at Louisville Slugger Field and will include more than 55 booths boasting art, home décor, food products, jewelry, clothing, and accessories for the entire family, and more! This year’s Tulips & Juleps will feature a unique blend of products you can’t find anywhere else in the Louisville area! So come enjoy a cocktail as you shop and know that the money you spend is going to a great cause. All donations and booth rental fees will go directly to the Junior League of Louisville to support our initiatives such as Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and Little Libraries as well as our partnerships with organizations like Uspiritus, Gilda’s Club, Maryhurst, and Boys and Girls Haven. DETAILS: $5 minimum donation to attend the market More Special Events to be announced. Interested in sponsoring an event? Contact us:
    Friday Feb 23 - Feb 24 @ 11:00 AM
Maizie Clarke at Tulips & Juleps
Junior League of Louisville – Come shop February 23 and 24 at Slugger Field!
    Friday Feb 23 @ 11:00 AM
Discipling Kids: What Kids Can Learn at Each Stage of Life
LifeWay Christian Stores – As your kids grow, learn the biblical concepts they'll begin to grasp at each stage.
    Friday Feb 23 @ 1:00 PM
Garden Commons Seed Starting Workshop
University of Louisville Sustainability Council – Interested in learning more about the magic of gardening? This is your chance to learn about seed starting, one of the tools a great gardener can use to take the most advantage of the growing season. Learn about seed starting and why it is done, and see a demonstration on how to effectively start seeds. Bring your own seeds and start your own plant or help start some of the plants that will be planted in the Garden! This workshop will be lead by Bethany Pratt with the Kentucky Cooperative Extension offices.
    Friday Feb 23 - Feb 25 @ 3:00 PM
Louisville Spring Fling
High Sierra Barbecue sauce
    Friday Feb 23 @ 3:15 PM
Antonio D. Tillis - Keynote
The Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society at UofL – Antonio D. Tillis currently works as Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Houston where he is also M. D. Anderson Professor in Hispanic Studies. Prior to his current appointment, he served as dean of the School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs for the College of Charleston. In Dartmouth, Tillis worked as director of Latin American and Latino Studies and as Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies and Study Abroad for African-American Studies at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Tillis has published the following books and edited volumes: *Manuel Zapata Olivella and the "Darkening" of Latin American Literature. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, July 2005. *Caribbean-African…Upon Awakening: Poetry by Blas Jiménez. London, England: Mango Publishing, April 2010. *(Re) Considering Blackness in Afro-Brazilian (Con) Texts: A Cultural Studies Reader. Edited Volume. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, September 2011. *Critical Perspectives on Afro-Latin American Literature. Edited Volume. New York: Routledge, 2012. Paperback, September 19, 2013. *Manuel Zapata Olivella e o escurecimento da literatura latinoamericana. Rio de Janeiro: State University of Rio de Janeiro Press, 2012. *The Trayvon Martin in 'US': An American Tragedy. Edited volume with Prof. Emmanuel Harris. New York: Peter Lang, 2015. *"The Afro-Hispanic Reader and Anthology." Collaborative project with Prof. Paulette Ramsay, University of the West Indies, Mona (Jamaica). Forthcoming 2016, Ian Randal Publishing. He has also authored numerous articles. His first book has been translated into Portuguese and published by the State University of Rio de Janeiro Press, Brazil. His current research focuses on the works of Dominican-American writers Angie Cruz, Nelly Rosario, Loida Martiza Peréz, and Junot Diaz. Tillis is past president of the College Language Association, founded in 1937 for African-American scholars of English and foreign languages. He serves on numerous editorial boards in the area of Latin American Studies and particularly the field of Afro-Hispanic literature and culture. Tillis is a former Fulbright Scholar to Brazil and is co-editor of the series “Black Diaspora Worlds: Origins and Evolutions from New World Slaving” with Lexington Publishing, a division of Rowan and Littlefield. Tillis holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Vanderbilt University, and a Master’s of Arts in Spanish literature from Howard University and a Ph.D. in Latin American literature with an Afro-Hispanic emphasis from the University of Missouri at Columbia.
    Friday Feb 23 @ 4:00 PM
Juleps after Dark
Junior League of Louisville – The fun begins after dark! Join us for the celebration, Juleps after Dark, on Friday, February 23rd from 4pm - 9pm. You can do general admission for $5 or for $25 you will receive admission to the market, 2 drink tickets, a swag bag (first 250 VIP tickets) and an entry to win a door prize. Expand your bourbon collection by participating in our Bourbon and Wine Pull or win unique experiences from our Silent Auction. New this year is a jewelry pull sponsored by Kendra Scott. Participants pay $50 and receive a box of jewelry valued between $50 and $250. Kendra Scott jewelry will also be for sale Friday night with 20% going back to the League. More Special Events to be announced. Interested in sponsoring an event? Contact us: