See the Andy Warhol Exhibit This October Monday, Oct 26 2020 

One of the world’s most famous artists has come to the Speed Museum. Don’t miss the opportunity to see the works of Andy Warhol this October. The Speed is full of long corridors and wide display areas where you can stay distanced from others and get amazed by incredible works of art, too. Pop Art Andy Warhol is one of the most famous pop artists of all time. His name is pretty well known, even outside of art circles. You may be more familiar with the name than with his art. Now, you can change all that with this special exhibit. Andy Warhol Speed Museum The name of the show is Revelation, which is appropriate. Even art lovers may not realize how strongly Warhol’s religion actually shaped his art over the years. This exhibit will show you the role faith played in his work. There are truly stunning works on display, including Warhol’s own version of the Last Supper. The Speed Art Museum is at 2035 S. Third Street in downtown Louisville. It’s just a few blocks outside of Schnitzelburg, a neighborhood that is fun, lively and colorful, much like the artwork of Mr. Warhol. Discover a Different Type of Art in Schnitzelburg Schnitzelburg is a hotspot for German culture and cuisine. The Monnik Beer Company, one of Louisville's popular craft breweries, is located here. You can also find Check's Cafe, a spot that's known for its German food. You can find a little bit of nightlife here, a lot of good food, a large community park, several local businesses and a coffee shop. German culture is steeped in the history of the neighborhood and in the architecture here, too. While this is a neighborhood that's close to downtown and packed with its own culture, at its heart Schnitzelburg is a community full of homes. You'll find lots of reasons to love the real estate here. The neighborhood is packed with great bungalow homes in multi-bedroom designs. You'll see lots of historic details as you look around the neighborhood, but you'll see some fun modern touches, too. Some homes here have brightly painted front doors and eye-catching colors. Many of the homes here have features that were once very common that are now high-end, like hardwood floors and fireplaces. The location is great. The real estate gives you plenty of options. After you visit Schnitzelburg, you'll have trouble finding reasons not to live here. About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the Joe Hayden Real Estate Team - !

Play a Round of Golf This October Sunday, Oct 25 2020 

It sure hasn't felt like October lately, has it? The month has been full of warm, sunny days. Take advantage of the weather and enjoy an activity where you can be safe and social distance as much as you want. In fact, social distancing has always been a part of golf. So go play some holes this October and go have fun at one of Louisville's great public golf courses, Bobby Nichols Golf Course. Play a Round All of Louisville's public golf courses have stayed open throughout the pandemic and will continue to do so. You have much less risk of catching COVID-19 when you're outside and the golf course is a perfect place to stay away from others. Bobby Nichols Golf Course has nine unique holes. It's a par 36 course that's full of rolling hills, trees and beautiful fairways. The greens have bunkers and the course will challenge you every time you play. Bobby Nichols Golf Course Bobby Nichols golf course is next to the gorgeous Waverly Park and has its own pro shop. Call ahead to schedule your tee time and go enjoy October in Louisville. The golf course is at 4301 East Pages Lane. That's in the large Pleasure Ridge Park neighborhood, a community that's full of its own rolling hills, tall trees and lots of places to enjoy. Play Around in PRP Pleasure Ridge Park is a huge community the sprawls out along Dixie Highway, where you can find a big selection of restaurants and shops. If you need to run errands or pick up dinner one night in PRP, you're going to end up on Dixie Highway. This neighborhood is also full of schools, parks, gyms and river views. Pleasure Ridge Park is between the river and Dixie Highway. So if you feel a cool breeze wafting over you while you play golf, it's probably a river breeze from the Ohio coming to say hello. Mostly, PRP is full of beautiful homes. They come in all sizes and styles here, from newer homes that were built recently to older homes that date to the earliest days of the neighborhood. Do you want a big ranch home sitting in the midst of an enormous lawn that's surrounded by tall trees? Maybe a great contemporary two-story home with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms? Pleasure Ridge Park has homes both large and small, homes filled with modern features and gadgets and homes that have Old World features like real hardwood floors and crown molding. PRP has something for everyone because there are thousands of homes to choose from here. You'll only be able to see a fraction of them before you find one that you'd love to live in. About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the - Your Louisville Real Estate Experts!

Shoot Some Pool This October Saturday, Oct 24 2020 

There are a lot of places that are still closed and a lot of things you still can't do. But you don't have to get antsy sitting in the house. Take yourself out for a night of shooting pool at Diamond Pub and Billiards this October, because there's at least one place that is still open every single day of the week. Play a Few Games Head to Diamond Pub and Billiards this October and play a few games of pool. There's a huge pool room here where the tables are spaced far enough apart for you to observe social distancing. There's also a full bar inside with huge, big-screen TVs where you can watch the game and a great outdoor deck area that often has live entertainment. There's also a huge menu full of food, where you can find everything from sandwiches to salads and all the bar foods you crave, too. Diamond Pub and Billiards Diamond is open Sunday from 1 pm to 2 am, Monday through Thursday from 11 am to 2 am and 11 am to 4 am Friday and Saturday night. The kitchen is open until 1 am every night. Go to the Highlands to find Diamond Pub and Billiards at 630 Barret Avenue. That's just a couple blocks outside of Smoketown, a neighborhood with a rich past and a bright future. Shoot on Over to Smoketown Smoketown got its name from the many kilns that used to be here. The kilns, used to fire bricks, filled the air around the neighborhood with smoke. A lot has changed since then, but the name of the neighborhood hasn't. People have been living in Smoketown since the early 1800s, and it shows. This area is still full of amazing historic architecture and it's still got a great location. Smoketown is between downtown Louisville, the Highlands, Old Louisville and several of the city's other cool, hip neighborhoods. This community is still full of great historic shotgun and bungalow-style homes that have historic architecture and cool features like hardwood floors and crown molding. However, they don't have all that other old stuff from back in the 1800s. Many homes here have been revitalized and upgraded, updated for modern times. That gives residents here the best of historic architecture and the best of modern living at the same time. See if this is the best neighborhood for you this October and go see Smoketown. Who knows how this neighborhood from the past may just shape your future? About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the Joe Hayden Real Estate Team - !

Tour Louisville Craft Brewers This October Friday, Oct 23 2020 

Craft beer has absolutely swept the nation. Everyone’s drinking specialty beers now and the trend is everywhere, even right here in Louisville. Get a taste of what local craft brewers are coming up with in the state where bourbon was born. Go on a tour, offered by Derby City Brew Tours, of local craft breweries this October. Because you know what they say about trends. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em! Craft Beer Tour Take a special tour of three local craft breweries this October and get a chance to go behind-the-scenes to get a look at how craft beer is made. You’ll also get the chance to sample anything you want. Unlike other tours, you get an unlimited number of five-ounce pours on this tour. That literally means that you can try an entire menu of craft brew if you want. The tour is provided by Derby City Brew Tours. Visit their website to reserve your spot and begin your experience. Derby City Tours Craft Beer You’ll visit Akasha, Mile Wide and Monnik on this special tour. By the way, you’ll also get a pretzel necklace that gets more fun the more you drink. The tour takes about three hours and it’s designed for people who are 21 and older (for obvious reasons). The tour begins and ends at 901 E. Liberty Street. That’s in the historic neighborhood known as East Market. Now, the historic East Market neighborhood is part of Nulu, a hip and trendy neighborhood that’s full of restaurants, shops and great places to live. Take a Tour of East Market and Nulu Market Street has been a thriving part of Louisville since the city's earliest beginnings. In the early 1800s, this part of the city was known as "uptown." It was a fashionable part of the city and it still is. Today, this historic part of town has been given new life as a trendy mecca for artists, cool boutiques, antique stores and great culture. Many buildings here are on the National Historic Register. However, there are lots of really cool new buildings here, too. The East Market District, known also as Nulu, is home to the grand East Market Lofts, along with some other great houses and condos. Some condos are in historic buildings that have been renovated and updated over the years, but they are totally modern inside. These are high-end places to live that are packed with cool features like hardwood floors, ceiling beams, stone counters and more. If you want to be close to culture where you can enjoy trendy stuff like craft beer all the time, this is exactly where you want to be. About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the - Your Louisville Real Estate Experts!

See Shakespeare at the Drive-In This October Thursday, Oct 22 2020 

Going to the theater to enjoy a performance is a little different during the days of COVID-19. It’s not as easy to experience culture these days. That’s why Kentucky Shakespeare has come up with something brand-new. This October, go see a production of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” in a way you’ve never seen it before, at the drive-in. A Different Macbeth Macbeth is one of Shakespeare’s most famous and beloved plays. It’s amazing when you can see it live and now, you can. Kentucky Shakespeare has created an immersive experience so that you can experience Shakespeare and still stay safe during the pandemic. This is a drive-in production. Kentucky Shakespeare MacBeth Drive-In It’s the classic play as performed by seven actors and told in one hour. Because live theater is amazing...as long as the show isn’t too long! You’ll get to see the show from the safety of your own vehicle. All you need is FM radio to hear it. Drive to Joe Creason Park to see the show from 8 to 9 pm. Tickets cost $25 per person. You can see the show every night until the end of the month at 1297 Trevilian Way. That’s across the street from the Louisville Zoo and just a few blocks away from Camp Taylor, the historic neighborhood that puts you close to all kinds of great culture. Make Your Permanent camp in Camp Taylor The pretty Camp Taylor neighborhood is next to a country club and built around a memorial park that honors past President Zachary Taylor. Once, this area was a real working military camp. Soldiers shipped out of here to go to Europe during WWI. You'd never know it to see Camp Taylor today. Now, this neighborhood is a quiet, lovely collection of straight streets and shade trees, sidewalks and pretty homes. You can see traces of Camp Taylor’s historic past in the real estate here. The homes have a traditional, timeless look that will never go out of style. They've also got all the features you might be looking for in a home. That includes outdoor living space, multiple bedrooms inside, lots of windows and great surroundings. Camp Taylor is close to the Highlands, where you can see all sorts of live theater and enjoy some of the city’s best restaurants, too. It's within minutes of the Mega Cavern and lots of places that are fun for kids and adults alike. See a great performance and then go see the real estate in Camp Taylor this October. By the time COVD-19 is over, you may be living here permanently. About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the Joe Hayden Real Estate Team - !

Learn About Women in Racing This October Wednesday, Oct 21 2020 

Women had a long, hard struggle to be able to make it to the Twin Spires and to racetracks around the country. This October, go see a special exhibit that celebrates the history of women in horse racing. Right to Ride The Right to Ride exhibit tells the amazing story of women and their struggle to take their place among male jockeys. Head to the Kentucky Derby Museum to get a look at this great exhibit and find out how women earned their Right to Ride. You’ll learn about early women in racing and the exhibition circuit, which was once the only place they could compete. Learn about the court case in Maryland in 1968 that helped to start this revolution and the historic female who was the first to ride in the Kentucky Derby in 1970. The Right to Ride Exhibit is open seven days a week from 8 am to 5 pm. You’ll get access to the exhibit when you buy a general admission ticket to the museum for $16. The Kentucky Derby museum is full of cool horse racing history to enjoy. And because the museum is at Churchill Downs itself at 704 Central Avenue, you really couldn't ask for a better location. The track is surrounded by several neighborhoods, including the pretty, historic Wilder Park. After you see the exhibit, go see the great real estate that’s on display here. Go Wild for Wilder Park Wilder Park is within walking distance of the UofL campus and Churchill Downs. The neighborhood is built around a community center that's right in the middle of the quiet, tree-lined streets. There's a scattering of shops, eateries and gyms in the neighborhood. But mostly, Wilder Park is a place for homes. Right to Ride Exhibit The very first houses here were built at the end of the 1800s. And when the streetcar line linked the neighborhood to the rest of the city in the early 1900s, Wilder Park became a popular place to live. This neighborhood is still full of those pretty homes featuring 100-year old details. But many of the homes here have been renovated or completely rebuilt in styles that honor traditional design but still provide all sorts of modern features. Homes in Wilder Park have ceiling fans and recessed lighting, which modern homeowners love, but they've also got hardwood floors and fireplaces, details that were incredibly important 100 years ago. It's the attention to detail that sets the homes here apart. Wilder Park homes were lovingly crafted and filled with little details to make each house here a true home. Go look for your true home in Wilder Park this October and you're sure to find it. About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the - Your Louisville Real Estate Experts!

Solve a Murder Mystery October 31 Tuesday, Oct 20 2020 

Have you ever wanted to play the role of a great detective like Sherlock Holmes or Inspector Poirot? This Halloween, you can! Solve a murder mystery on the creepiest night of the year at the interactive Dinner Detective Show. You may just be the one to put the clues together and figure out the secrets of this crime. Halloween Night Detective Show The Dinner Detective show is actually the largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show in the whole country. While you eat a delicious dinner, you'll be presented with a crime. Be careful! The murderer is somewhere in the room. Just think about that while you're trying to enjoy your meal. Dinner Detective Show You could even end up as a suspect. Can you solve the clues and find the person who committed the crime before you end up in real trouble? There's only one way to find out. This show is designed with a PG-13 rating. There will be some adult humor, some loud noises and some content that may be a little creepy, like, you know, murder. Teens age 15 and older are allowed to attend with adult supervision. Younger children won't be permitted. It's Halloween, but some scares are too much for the younger folks. By the way, Halloween costumes are encouraged. The show lasts from 6 to 9 pm at the Embassy Suites. Call or email the Box Office to get your ticket. The Embassy Suites are at 501 S. Fourth Street. That's just a few blocks outside of Limerick, a historic neighborhood that poses its own mystery: how badly will you want to live here after you see it? Living in Limerick Limerick was built in the 1860s to house the employees of the L&N railroad, many of whom were Irish. That's how the neighborhood got its name, as Limerick is a county in Ireland. The historic architecture here has been maintained over the years so that many amazing shotgun, Queen Anne and Victorian homes still stand in Limerick to this day. This gives the neighborhood a distinct look that will make you want to stop and stare. This community is still full of pretty, tall homes that have hardwood floors, fireplaces and incredible details inside. You'll see lots of hand-carved wood, pocket doors and other features that harken back to an earlier era. The homes here have been preserved to keep the historic features intact and still keep everything modern and up to date. Will you want to live here? Solve the mystery this October and go see Limerick for yourself. About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the Joe Hayden Real Estate Team - !

Have Halloween in the Garden October 30 Monday, Oct 19 2020 

Halloween isn’t just for the kids, you know. They can trick or treat and scare themselves and eat sweets all they like on October 31. But on October 30, you deserve to have a little grown-up Halloween fun of your own. Enjoy Halloween in the Garden in the lively Highlands neighborhood. Dress up, listen to music and have a great time at this event. A Grown-Up Halloween This party is packed with all the Halloween festivities you want. Wear a costume to be eligible for one of the costume contests. There will be cash prizes, so it will be worth it for you to compete. You’ll also hear live music, and you’ll see plenty of Halloween characters and spooky stuff. Halloween in the Garden Meanwhile, sip on some adult drinks, see clips from classic Halloween movies and have a little fun. After all, it’s not so weird to be wearing a mask when it’s Halloween! Try on your best COVID-safe costume or just get glam with a holiday-themed mask. The party lasts from 8 to 11 pm at Christy’s. That’s at 720 Brent Street in the Highlands. If you’re looking for a place to have fun, look no further than the Highlands. This neighborhood is well-known for being packed with food, fun and culture. But if you take a little extra time to see the real estate here, you’ll find that you need to look no further than the Highlands when you’re looking for a place to live, too. Halloween in the Highlands The Highlands attracts people of all ages because this neighborhood is a hub of activity. There’s a great selection of restaurants here featuring cuisine from all around the world. You can find everything from classic comfort foods to the latest in dining trends here. Speaking of trends, the Highlands is a great shopping neighborhood because of the many independent businesses and one-of-a-kind shops. This neighborhood has theaters, coffee shops, places to see live performances and even a couple of historic attractions. But it’s the homes in the Highlands that really make this community unique. Name an architecture style and you can probably find it in the Highlands. This is the perfect neighborhood to hunt for homes because you can find homes in any style and size here, from grand mansions to classic two-story houses to cozy bungalows to tall, Victorian designs. There’s a little something of everything in the Highlands. And while people say that about a lot of neighborhoods, it’s actually true when you’re talking about the Highlands! About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the - Your Louisville Real Estate Experts!

Sip Your Way Through Louisville Beer Week October 24 – 30 Sunday, Oct 18 2020 

Celebrate beer and local brewing this October with Louisville Beer Week. The whole week will be full of fun competitions, themed nights and special events. And the whole purpose of the week is to celebrate and taste local breweries that make beer right here in Louisville. So step out with your mask and stop to sip some of Louisville’s finest brews. Because the state may be known for whiskey, but there’s a lot of great beer to enjoy here, too. Beer Week During Louisville Beer Week, you’re encouraged to visit any local brewery (or all of them!) and try whatever is on tap. Several breweries will be participating in competitions and offering special beers just for this week. Louisville Beer Week 2020 Start beer week off with a visit to Goodwood Brewing and Distilling. Order a Louisville Lager while you're here. This beer is completely made with Kentucky-grown grains. White ash is also on the list of ingredients. This wood is commonly used to make baseball bats...like the famous Louisville Slugger, of course. Maybe you'd rather have a Bourbon Barrel Stout or the Sting Like a Beer, inspired of course by former Louisville resident Muhammed Ali. No matter what you choose, you'll get a great glass of beer at Goodwood. Go explore this local brewery during Beer Week. Goodwood Brewing is at 636 E. Main Street. That's just a few blocks outside of Irish Hill. This is a great neighborhood to visit when you want to celebrate local Louisville culture. Drink in the Sights of Irish Hill Irish Hill is a colorful Louisville neighborhood with its own theater, a super cool comics book store, several restaurants and coffee shops and lots of great real estate. This neighborhood has a long history in Louisville. It was a farm in the early 1800s and started to become a neighborhood as early as the 1850s. Irish Hill has had its own neighborhood association since the 1970s and you'll find a thriving community spirit here. Today, the neighborhood is packed with cool historic architecture. There's a wide variety of shotgun homes here and several large historic houses that date to the 1800s. These homes have been updated on the inside and the infrastructure has been renovated and replaced over the years, so even the historic homes here are ready for modern life. But many homes here also have great historic features like hardwood floors to go along with all the modern features. Drink in all the beauty and great homes in Irish Hill this October while you're out sampling beer. You may soon decide to become part of the historic Irish Hill neighborhood, too. About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the Joe Hayden Real Estate Team - !

Join the Louisville Earth Walk October 24 Saturday, Oct 17 2020 

Join the Louisville Earth Walk this October and join the effort to make sure that every Louisville neighborhood has safe and clean water, soil and air. Celebrate the beauty of the planet and join in this event. The Louisville Earth Walk is a little different this year for the very first time due to COVID-19 and it’s probably different from any other walk event you’ve ever done. Earth Walk Funds from this event will help to support various organizations in Louisville that promote clean air and water. For the first time ever, there are many new virtual elements included in this year’s Earth Walk. The Louisville Earth Walk is an in-person 5k walk but this year, you can join in from home. There are all sorts of new online elements that allow you to participate in the walk even without leaving your house. Louisville Earth Walk The walking course is designed for social distancing. And after the walk is over, there will be all sorts of cool activities. These include poetry readings, live musical performance and a play area for the children. This event lasts from 9 am to noon. You can do the live walk in the park, the virtual 5k walk or the virtual free form. If you go to the live walk, head to Hogan’s Fountain in Cherokee Park. This is a favorite landmark among locals. It’s absolutely free to attend the walk in person or virtually. Cherokee Park is at 745 Cochran Hill Road. That’s right next to Cherokee Triangle, a neighborhood where it’s easy to celebrate all the beauty of nature and all the joys of social distancing. Walk Around in Cherokee Triangle Between Cherokee Park and historic Cave Hill, you'll find Cherokee Triangle. Here, historic architecture rises up between the tall shade trees, large custom homes filled with modern details and Old World design. There's a range of home styles here and a huge range of reasons why people love living in Cherokee Triangle. Stunning late Victorian Era homes, beautiful revival styles and sprawling southern architecture surrounded you when in Cherokee Triangle. Bardstown Road is the border of the "triangle," offering a scattering of restaurants, shops, a movie theater and even a unique place to sip a beer. Some of the city's best culture and liveliest entertainment is within walking distance of Cherokee Triangle. Walk around here for a little while and you may want to live here for ever. About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the - Your Louisville Real Estate Experts!

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