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After Hours at the Speed

July 19, 2019 at 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Stay up late with us at the Speed! On the third Friday of each month, the Museum will be open until 10 pm. Each After Hours event comes alive with an eclectic mix of music, performances, cash bar + food available by Wiltshire at the Speed, and of course art! Come experience the Speed after hours like you’ve never experienced it before. 

Generously sponsored by Bulleit Bourbon: Frontier Whiskey

In partnership with GonzoFest Louisville to celebrate the opening of Gonzo! An Illustrated Guide to Hunter S. Thompson

July’s exciting events include: 

5 – 10 pm: Live painting demonstration with artist Grant Goodwine Education Court

5 – 10 pm: Museum Store Summer Sale! Get up to 75% off merchandise + extra discounts for Museum members. Museum Store

5 – 10 pm: Information table from Louisville Free Public Library Atrium 

5 – 10 pm: Tattoo pop-up shop from Tattoo Charlie’s – Gonzo-inspired tattoos done first-come-first-serve. AVAILABLE DESIGNS Lobby Gallery

5 – 7 pm: Family Writing Workshop with Young Author’s Greenhouse Education Court

5 – 7 pm: Keep an eye out for Hunter S. Thompson and a Kentucky Derby horse roaming the first floor, courtesy of Squallis Puppeteers North Building

5 – 9 pm: Frazier History Museum presents “Gonzo” style cartoons with Bellarmine University professor Dr. Eric Roorda Atrium

5:15 – 6 pm: In-gallery musical performance from Main and Clay Artist-in-Residence Scott T. SmithSculpture Court

6 pm: Screening of the 2019 Sundance Shorts (tickets sold separatelySpeed Cinema

6 pm: Tour of Gonzo! The Illustrated Guide to Hunter S. Thompson with curator Erika Holmquist-Wall and Thompson scholar Dr. Rory Feehan Loft Gallery

7 pm: WFPL President Stephen George in Conversation with Juan Thompson (son of Hunter S. Thompson), author Ron Whitehead, and Tim Denevi, author of Freak Kingdom: Hunter S. Thompson’s Manic Ten-Year Crusade Against American Fascism Grand Hall 

7:30 pm: The Speed is Decadent and Depraved Tour, exploring the permanent collection Meet in Sculpture Court

8 – 9:15 pm: Brooks Ritter performs original work as well as some of Hunter S. Thompson’s favorite songs from the 1960s and 70s.

8:45 – 9:30 pm: In-gallery musical performance from Main and Clay Artist-in-Residence Scott T. SmithSculpture Court

— Specialty cocktails from Bulleit Bourbon: Frontier Whiskey

— A special menu designed for After Hours by Wiltshire at the Speed

— More coming soon!



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July 19, 2019
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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