Saturday, October 25, 2014

What I've Been Up To This Week: Halloween Edition

This week has been full of great food, talent and sights! Everything started off with the Yelp's Art in Action event at the Tim Faulkner Gallery. Then, I went to see Dracula at Actors Theatre. To top everything off was the Jack O' Lantern Spectacular at Iroquois Park. 

Cookies from Whole Foods Market

Yelp' Art in Action
Yelp is a great way to get involved in your city. I love finding new places where I can go to eat, shop or just be entertained. Not only can you read and write reviews but you get to connect with people about the things you truly love! They also host wonderful events and if you are lucky you can become an elite member and receive many extra perks while helping show pride for your city! 

This week I went to the Louisville Yelp's Art in Action event at the Tim Faulkner Gallery in the Portland neighborhood. There was an array of restaurants, adult beverage companies and other local businesses all trying to "Keep Louisville Weird"! I sure hope we raised big bucks for the Colon Cancer Prevention Project!

I wore a 70s style Bell Sleeve Woven Top from Forever21 (similar here) with Calvin Klein skinny jeans (old pair) and Madden Girl Sharpen Black Booties. I accessorized with a long gold necklace and a vintage cream purse. 

The Blue Moon Circus preformed and my favorite act was the fire eater! She was a hot act to follow!

Then, there was this guy on a 5 foot unicycle! Needless to say, he had amazing balance which I could use more of in life. 

Fifth Third Bank's Dracula

In honor of Halloween I went to go see Fifth Third Banks Dracula at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. While the plot does not directly follow Bram Stokers novel (which I recommend you!) I loved the play! The actors were fantastic. It's pretty hard to act crazy, possessed and deranged. Renfield, the twisted and hilariously funny patient, almost stole the show. Dracula ends October 31st so call the box office at 502-584-1205 for ticket availability. Next up will be Fifth Third Bank’s A Christmas Carol. I cannot wait to go and get into the Christmas spirit!

Dracula's stage.

I was amazed with the effects surrounding this small and intimate stage. The haunting sounds and screams, the flashing lights and scorching fire, they all draw you in into the dark and crazed minds of the mental institution in Dracula's grasp.

 I wore a Marled Knit Dress from Forever21 with black H&M tights and Blowfish booties (similar here). I accessorized with a silver pointed "stake" necklace.

Jack O' Lantern Spectacular

Jack O' Lantern line, sign, Belle of Louisville, Sponsors and theme "A Walk in Time"

The Louisville Jack O’ Lantern Spectacular at Iroquois Park has 5,000 carved pumpkins! The amount of time and artistic talent to create this event is mind blowing. Proceeds benefit the Louisville Metro Parks Foundation. The hours are from dusk to 11p.m. (midnight on weekends) and ends November 2nd.

So many pumpkins!

The theme is "A Walk in Time" and begins with beautifully carved pumpkin clocks and the prehistoric times. The pumpkin themes move through the history of mankind up until current times and include bits of mythology and aliens.

As you walk along the path and reach the modern age the themes are set up by decades and the pumpkins portray wars, famous people and entertainment icons.

These events are just a few of the options around Louisville for entertainment during the Halloween season. What are you up to? Let me know in the comments below and subscribe to my page!

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