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 Against the Grain
In partnership with Louisville Public Media
September’s exciting events include:
5 — 10 pm: Get a discount on merch at the Museum Store Fall Sale!
5 — 10 pm: Go adventuring through the galleries with our “Orienteering” Tour, inspired by Orienteering Louisville! Those who complete the course will be entered to win prizes and giveaways. Start in Atrium
5 — 10 pm: Outdoor climbing wall by Elemental Climbing Outside Main Entrance
5 — 7 pm: Art-making activity: get inspired by Enid Yandell and create a sculpture of your own using Model Magic! Education Court
5 — 7 pm: Educators are invited to register and stop by the Teacher’s Lounge to learn more about school and teacher programs at the Speed! Prototype Lab
5 pm: Waterfront Botanical Gardens creates a Flower Petal Mandala inspired by the Flower of Life. Education Court
5:30 pm: Solo performance by pianist Joey Thieman Gallery 3
6 pm: Reading from Unforeseen Wilderness: Kentucky’s Red River Gorge by legendary Kentucky poet, novelist, essayist, farmer, and activist Wendell Berry Grand Hall
NOTE: Seating for this event is limited and first come, first serve. Grand Hall doors will not open until 5:30 pm.
6:30 — 7 pm: Immediately following Wendell Berry, join WFPL’s Erica Peterson and Ryan Van Velzer and Jeff Young of the Ohio Valley ReSource for a conversation about climate change’s impact in the region and work underway in Central Appalachia to transition the region’s economy away from coal. Grand Hall
6 — 7:30 pm: Cinema screening of Streetwise for the Louisville Photo Biennial (tickets sold separately) Speed Cinema
7 pm: Campfire singalongs with Scott T. Smith English Renaissance Room
7:30 — 7:50 pm: Enid Yandell historical interpreter performance in Kentucky Women: Enid Yandell
8:30 — 9:30 pm: Live music performance from Steve Cooley & Friends Atrium
— Specialty cocktails
— A special menu designed for After Hours by Wiltshire at the Speed
— More coming soon!
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