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VIRTUAL After Hours at the Speed

October 16, 2020 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

After Hours is back on for the third Friday of the month, inviting you to enjoy music, drinks, and art from the safety of home! After Hours will stream live online via the Speed’s YouTube and Facebook channels. You’re invited to join us from the comfort and safety of home!

Generously sponsored by Cooper’s Craft


5:30 pm | Welcome from Stephen Reily

5:35 pm | Brown-Forman National Brand Ambassador, Fitz Bailey, discusses the history of Cooper’s Craft, Brown Forman’s newest bourbon, and leads a mocktail and cocktail demonstration.

5:40 pm | Curator Conversation with Kim Spence and Dr. Gerald Smith, professor at University of Kentucky and an expert on Kentucky African American history from the frontier to the present.

6:05 pm | Students from the University of Louisville’s Theatre Arts Department, under the direction of Assistant Professor Sidney Monroe Williams, will present a Hollywood-style Virtual Table Read of selections from Bert Hurley’s novella Loose Nuts: A Rapsody in Brown, complete with period costumes to help fully immerse us into Bert’s world. Starring: Caisey Cole, Tyler Tate, and Aliyah Brutley, featuring costumes by Melissa Kenney Shepherd.

6:25 pm | Poetry Readings from Lipstick Wars Poetry, a platform created to give ALL women and girls a profound voice through the art of slam poetry. 
Participants include: Lipstick Wars Founder and Creative Director Rheonna Thornton, Jasmine “Jazzy J” Reed, Diamond Roberts, and Robin G.

6:40 pm | Director’s Cut: Stephen Reily will be joined by Jeana Dunlap and Lynnett Glass, Community Investment Specialists with the Louisville Coordinated Community Investment Project, to explore connections between Loose Nuts: Bert Hurley’s West End Story – which depicts a thriving and glamorous West Louisville in 1933 – and community development in Louisville today.

7:00 pm | Special musical performance from Louisville’s Jacqui Blue



October 16, 2020
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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