Thomas Edison House
Thomas Edison House

Stumped on what to get into Saturday night that’s relatively affordable but guarantees a great time and benefits a good cause? We have an idea, as evidenced by a large, glowing lightbulb radiating above our head. Said lightbulb was an invention by Thomas Edison, of course, so why not celebrate the inventor and all his works at the 18th annual Edstravaganza at the Thomas Edison House Saturday night?

lightbulb-ideaThe event, which runs from 7:30-10:30 p.m., includes an open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, live music and a photo booth and will only set you back $40. Tickets can be purchased here or at the door, and proceeds go to the museum, which is part of the Historic Homes Foundation Inc.

Sponsors include Brown-Forman, Bittners, Magnolia Photo Booth Co., Monroe Shine & Co. and Vendome Copper & Brass Works.

The mission of Thomas Edison House is to educate the public about Edison’s achievements in science and technology and provide programming that inspires creativity through the exploration of history, science and communication. The shotgun duplex at 729 E. Washington St. was built in 1850 and resembles a house Edison resided in when he worked in Louisville from 1866-1867.

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Sara Havens
Sara Havens is the Culture Editor at Insider Louisville, known around town as the Bar Belle ( She's a former editor of LEO Weekly and has written for Playboy and The Alcohol Professor. Havens is the author of two books: "The Bar Belle" and "The Bar Belle Vol. 2."