Well, that was fun. I missed the hair-hanger guy at the LEO Readers Choice Awards last night, but arrived in time to bask in some glory and do the shakey-howdy thing with some nice folks. And got to see Nappy Roots. So here’s some video of Chris Lemon, who amazingly hangs by his hair. [YouTube]
The NuLu Fest is the big event on our weekend calendar. It starts at 5 Saturday, featuring free music until at least 11 down on East Market Street. The bands aren’t shabby — Ben Sollee, Generic Alternatives, Thomas A. Minor & the Picket Line, Lucky Pineapple and The Instruction. Good names. You can also partake in BBC beer, wine from Felice Vineyards and plenty of food from local restaurants. It’s in the 700 block of East Market, which will be closed to traffic.
More Ideas: The Nulu Fest is billed as the closing event for the Idea Festival, which continues today and tomorrow. Though the event seems to have lost a little luster, word is that ticket sales have been brisk, and that the Anthony Bourdain event for tonight is sold out. We’ll have coverage of that. And here’s my experience with A.J. Jacobs. [V.V.]
No Massacre This Time?: Top-ranked Florida, which embarrassed UK 63-5 in The Swamp last year, is in Lexington Saturday. Meanwhile, the Cards are 14-point underdogs at Utah Saturday night.
Amanda’s Bill: House Speaker Greg Stumbo has pre-filed legislation that would require domestic violence offenders to wear electronic monitoring devices so their victims would know when they were nearby. Stumbo took action in response to the murder of Amanda Ross, the ex-fiancee of former legislator Steve Nunn, who is charged with her murder. [Courier]
And If You’re Into Painted Ladies: Check out the video from our pal John Gilderbloom. It’s a tour of a Highlands home called the Painted Lady and includes a tour of the neighborhood. John’s an ambassador, appointed by the Mayor. Oh, the Painted Lady. Yours for four nights at just $7,950. [Big Event Home Rental]