The Republic Bank First Friday Hop is excited to announce its December Hop event, featuring downtown art galleries, retailers, and restaurants that will be open extended hours and offering specials/discounts and refreshments. Get started on your holiday shopping list with 50+ unique boutiques, artists, and galleries along the Republic Bank First Friday Hop route. This Friday night, the trolley drops you off at all the best shopping spots downtown has to offer. Riding the trolley is fun - and it's FREE! This family-friendly and open-to-the-public event takes place this Friday, December 5th from 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM along the Main/Market St corridor and South 4th Street.
FEATURED HOP EVENT:
Evan William’s Bourbon Experience’s “Repeal Day Celebration”
The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience® invites you to travel back in time to 1933 to celebrate the end of Prohibition in Louisville. Located on Louisville’s historic “Whiskey Row” at 528 W Main St, the festivities will take place from 5:00pm – 9:00pm inside the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Prohibition Era Speakeasy Bar.
Guests will gain access to the basement Speakeasy through a faux safe door in the wall. Once inside, attendees will enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, educational Bourbon tastings, a variety of Bourbon-themed door prizes, and a cash bar complete with an assortment of beverages and specialty Prohibition cocktails. While Prohibition Era attire is not required, it is certainly encouraged, with prize packages being awarded for the most popular male and female costumes of the night. The event is free to attend and reservations are not required. Guests must be of legal drinking age to enter the Speakeasy.
ADDITIONAL EVENTS FOR THE HOP INCLUDE:
"Holiday Spirits on South Fourth Street"
Enjoy Bourbon Tastings in-store along South 4th St from 5 PM - 9PM. Visit every participating store and hop over to The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience to pick up a special commemorative glass and register to win a gift basket compliments of the fine retailers of South Fourth Street.
St. John's United Church of Christ
Take a free photo of your child with Santa using your cell phone at St. John United Church of Christ from 6-8 pm. Treat bags are available for the first 100 children. (637 E Market Street, NuLu)
7PM - 9PM: Grab some popcorn and join Gil Reyes (director) and Lucas Adams (assistant director) of Theatre 's upcoming production MR. BURNS - A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY by Anne Washburn for a fun and interactive inside look at how actors prepare to play iconic roles. (131 W Main St.)
Down One Bourbon Bar & Restaurant
4PM - 7PM: $2 off Bourbon Flights (321 W Main St.)
Live music and in-store specials. (804 E Market St, NuLu)
Ah, Whatta 'Bout Mimi
Balloon trees and balloon holiday wreaths custom made to order - a great gift or decoration. Open Mon-Fri 9-5 and Sat 12-4. (701 W Market St)
Gifthorse – South Fourth St.
As part of the Holiday Spirits event featuring bourbon tastings in each retailer location, Gifthorse will be serving tastings of Woodford Reserve, along with snacks and refreshments. Enter to win holiday gift baskets from South Fourth, as well as a Gift Basket from Gifthorse (entry with purchase). (554 S Fourth St)
Gifthorse - NuLu
Holiday refreshments and snacks along with a Holiday Gallery showing of Jo Valandry's paintings of St. James Court and Old Louisville. Meet and greet with the artist. (803 E Market St)
15% off holiday items, excluding local art. (817 E Market St, NuLu)
garner narrative contemporary art
Friday, Dec 5th, 6 PM - 9 PM: Artist reception with Elaine Ann Crowder and her show, "American Honeybees". (mixed media) Also showing gallery artists. (642 E Market St, NuLu)
Friday, Dec 5th, 6 PM - 9PM: Featuring "En el Espiritu de Frida", a show honoring the 60th anniversary of the death of the great Mexican painter, with art work by Pilar Acevedo, Diane Khalo, Joe McGee, Mari Mujica, Jacque Parsley. (638 E Market St, NuLu)
Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft
The New Art of the Loom: Contemporary International Tapestry and Looming Local Exhibitions through January 25th. Visitors are invited to participate in completing a story cloth for the "Weaving A Community With Our Stories" project in partnership with The Little Loomhouse. (715 W Main St)
Paul Paletti Gallery
Friday, Dec 5th, 5 PM - 9 PM: Showing "Small World: Photographs by Magaret Oechsli" and a Holiday Art Book Sale, featuring Fine Art texts and large scale art books for 20% OFF. A great opportunity to find rare & unique gifts for the holidays. (713 E Market St, NuLu)
Old 502 Winery
$2.00 OFF glasses of wine and $2.00 OFF Falls City pints. Open 12 PM - 8PM. (120 S 10th St)
Friday, Dec 5th, 5 PM - 9 PM: Showing "Esthesia" with work from Carrie Burr, Paula Keppie, and Wendi Smith. While the three artists use different mediums & styles, their processes hinge on their desire to "perceive afresh the world around us." (909 E Market St, NuLu)
SWIG by Louisville Magazine
Friday, Dec 5th, 6 PM - 9 PM: Let's Toast to the Repeal of Prohibition - Our Nation's Favorite Holiday! This is a tasting event full of Beer, Bourbon, Wine, Craft Spirits, Cocktails, & Brandy. $40 per person. Must be 18 or older to attend. 21 and up to drink. (335 W Broadway)
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