J.R. Tolkien

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Weekend Plans - Fried Chicken Throw Down at Resurfaced

It's been a busy week and an even busier weekend ahead, so my blog activities have been down some what.  I've started and stopped at least 5 different blog posts and can't wait to share some stuff I've been working on.  But for now here are some exciting stuff going on this weekend, the condensed version.

We're starting the weekend off with a Once Upon a Time theme party at Beckley Station with drinks at the Dragon Keep's Tavern leading to a Royal Banquet in the Great Hall and finally dancing until the clock strikes midnight. The event benefits the Boys Scout of America.

The rest of Friday and Saturday, you'll see us at Resurfaced (615-621 West Main Street).  If you haven't been here yet, I highly recommend it, especially since it's their last week. The idea is to temporarily transform vacant lots into a pop-up beer garden, outdoor cafe, and event space for community gatherings.  It's a really neat space to hang out with friends and enjoy the rotating list of entertainment.  It's cozy with plenty of benches, picnic tables, chairs and even a fire pit! Come at night to see the pretty lights, it feels like you're hanging out at your friend's back yard (a really cool friend, and a really cool back yard).  Events going on there this weekend:

Walden Theatre Benefit and Costume Party
  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. | Food, beer, costume contest, face painting, bake sale, silent auction, etc. 
  • 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. | Billy Goat Strut: Add Ky flavors to New Orleans Jazz and you got beautiful Bourbon Jazz. 
  • 10:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. | OKDeejay Dance Party!
Louisville Fried Chicken Throw Down
  • 3 p.m - 6:30 p.m. | The first fried chicken competition with winners for best chicken and best side getting $500 each.  Admission is free, $3 to taste the chicken and $2 for the sides. Participating restaurants: Milkwood, Loop 22, Sway, Zanzabar, Galt House, Bourbons Bistro, Roux, Wiltshire, Against the Grain and Four Pegs. 
Bioneers Conference After Party
  • 9 p.m. - 11 p.m. | Kentucky Shakespeare's reading of Macbeth, DJs and drinks after. 
Other things going on around town:

18th Century Market Fair at Locust Grove
Saturday - Sunday, 10/25  - 10/26| 10 - 4:30 p.m.
561 Blankenbaker Lane
Adults $8, Children $4.
Come experience 18th century entertainment, food, drinks and purchase replica items from that era.  Speak with early Americans and Native Americans and watch a mock battle for America's independence.

Halloween in Brown Park
Saturday, 10/25 | 11 p.m. - 2 p.m. (Trick or Treat 11:30 - 1:30 p.m.)
Brown Park, 3940 Grandview Ave
A free family event that brought over 2,000 people last year.  There'll be: games, hayrides, a petting zoo, a fire truck, inflatables, entertainment, trick-or-treating, and much more. I saw photos from last year and it seems like a great event for family with kids.

11th Annual Bardstown Bound Boo Fest
Saturday, 10/25 | 2 - 6 p.m.
Baxter Avenue, Bardstown Road, and the Douglass Loop
Businesses and restaurants in the highlands are offering specials, tasting and special events to attract visitors to the area.  The last Bardstown Bound event we went to was a dud since not many businesses participated.  But because it's also a Halloween celebration, it might be a little more festive and worth checking out.

*Bonus: El Camino FREE Pig Roast and Movie Night
Sundays | 10 pm - 2:00 a.m.
1314 Bardstown Road
If you want to squeeze the most out of your weekend and still have the energy, head over to the new and trendy El Camino for some free food. I don't know what to expect but free is good food to me. I had their food and enjoyed it, the atmosphere and decor is especially cool. If you can't make it this week, come back another time. they have it every Sunday.