The Rest of the Weekend Events

You know about the Blues and Barbecue Festival all weekend at the Water Tower.

There’s the big Forecastle Festival on the Belvedere.

Yes, the Lebowski Fest is a big deal too.

But there’s some other stuff to consider on a great summer weekend:

Local Republicans are having a picnic at Christian Academy on Saturday, and have invited Mitch McConnell and Jim Bunning. They’re not coming, but it will be your first chance to see Trey Grayson and Rand Paul together. They’re expecting more than 300. Bring a dish.

The Bats are home this weekend for a series with the Columbus Clippers. We hear the whole Dylan, Mellencamp, Willie show Wednesday was a disappointment to fans of the artists. Hey, those guys are getting old, what did you expect. Back to baseball.

We have a few friends who plan to shave their heads this weekend, so here’s to them. It’s all for a good cause at North Bullitt Christian Church on Saturday. It’s called “Cheer-Bling Alopecia Awareness” and the women coaches will be going all GI Jane, with money going to a young girl with the disease.

Elvis Lives. We heard about this Elvis impersonator act you can see at Kye’s across the River tonight. If you go, you might get to meet a woman who was “a personal friend of Elvis’ for over 20 years.” The show includes a chance to see 100 photos of the King taken the day before he died. No, I’m not kidding.

Those of you attending Monday’s ‘Ville Voice Breakfast of Champions with Jim Host, don’t be late. Starts at 7 sharp.