Warning: This is not the generic First Friday Trolley Hop news release.
This was custom assembled by hand (cobbled together) by Insider Louisville staff, with highlights from what’s coming for Friday night.
The next Republic Bank First Friday Trolley Hop will be held in downtown tomorrow night from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m..
Trolleys will take participants to various art galleries, restaurants, and shops along the Main and Market Street corridors, aka NuLu.
Special events scheduled during the Republic Bank First Friday Trolley Hop on November 2 are listed below.
To see the full list of Trolley Hop members, visit the website here.
- Cressman Center for the Arts, 100 E. Main St., will host a public reception and Curator’s gallery talk for the new exhibit “Seeking Bob Thompson: Dialogue/Object.” An art student at the University of Louisville in the 50′s, Bob Thompson produced more than 1,000 works, many of them monumental in scale and ambition. Although Thompson has been the subject of many exhibitions across the country, including a major retrospective at the Whitney Museum in 1998, he is still not well known in his hometown of Louisville. Seeking Bob Thompson will reintroduce the city of Louisville to one of its brightest talents through an exhibition of his works.
- Frazier History Museum, 829 W. Main St., will host “An Evening with Poe.” For more than a century, readers have been terrified, surprised, and delighted by one of America’s greatest storytellers, Edgar Allan Poe. Whether about grisly murder or ethereal and untouchable love, Poe delivers a new thrill to his audience with each tale. Through the Frazier Museum’s Historic Interpretations Department, we bring some of Poe’s best known works to the stage for a live show like you’ve never seen before. For the third year, we’re bringing it back. This year, eight Poe tales will be presented.
- Presentation Academy will present “Bye Bye Birdie” on November 2 at 7:30 p.m. Price for adults is $12 and students are $8. Performances will take place at Presentation’s Arts & Athletic Center at 900 South Fourth Street.
- Louisville Ballet, 315 E. Main Street, will host a production titled, “Studio Connections.” Rarely do you get the chance to see the extraordinary range of choreography performed by the full company of the Louisville Ballet in this intimate setting. Focusing on the versatility of dance and choreography, Studio Connections presents selections from classical and contemporary ensemble, solo and pas de deux works.
- Dreamland Film Center, 810 E. Market St., will present “Hell-Bent For Election,” an animation with an election theme. Politics and Animation make strange bedfellows. The adult consequence of an election portrayed by the whimsical constitution of children’s entertainment. In an arena in which satire and propaganda flip flop like candidates in a debate, the animated political cartoon is a unique and holy American contradiction. This program of short films, complied by Ryan Daly, includes the Chuck Jones directed Hell Bent for an Election (1944), Popeye for President (1956), American Time Capsule (1968) A Political Cartoon (1974), Jimmy the C (1977) amongst other ephemeral delights. The event is 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Suggested Donation: $5.
Free parking is available on the street after 6 p.m. or at Slugger Field, Main Street at Jackson, and the 4th St. Live! garage after 6 p.m. For additional information or to view a map of the trolley route and parking options, visit www.ldmd.org or email trolleyhop(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)ldmd.org.
About the Downtown Trolley Hop: The Trolley Hop Program is sponsored by Republic Bank and is supported by the Downtown Development Corporation, the East Market District Association, the Louisville Downtown Management District and the Main Street Association, all in partnership with TARC. Established in 2001, the First Friday Trolley Hop program has been going strong for more than 10 years. The Republic Bank First Friday Trolley Hop is held on the first Friday of each month, rain or shine, and the trolleys are free and run until 11 p.m. (Most galleries close at 9 p.m.).
For more information, visit www.ldmd.org or call (502) 583-1671.