News and Tribune

August 16, 2013

Top 5 Things to Do


— Who you gonna call? Find out below in this weekend’s Top 5 Things To Do list. Also, honor our  Vietnam veterans, learn about the important roles that agriculture and farming play in the local and national economy and relax with some music at a couple of concerts.

Traveling Tribute Vietnam Wall, free, through Sunday, Clarksville Town Hall. The wall, along with a replica of the Eternal Flame, the grave site of John F. Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery, a replica of Audie Murphy’s headstone [the most decorated war hero from World War II] and a replica of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier will be open for viewing 24 hours a day. Full slate of activities featuring a number of guest speakers and special events, including changing of the guard, wreath laying ceremonies and a run/walk event. []

Kentucky State Fair, Kentucky Exposition Center; 937 Phillips Lane; adult $10; child (3-12) $6; senior (55+), $6; Infants 2 and under , free; parking, $8. Gates open at 7 a.m. and exhibits open at 9 a.m. The midway and tents close around 12 midnight and exhibit halls close at 10 p.m. Celebrate the 109th year of the Kentucky State Fair. Free concerts this weekend include En Vogue with special guest Unlimited [Friday]; Chevelle with special guest The Whitewall Gentlemen [Saturday.] Shows begin at 8 p.m. []

• Summer Concert Series; free; 6 p.m. Friday; Bicentennial Park in New Albany; Matt Duncan. Duncan is an “inventive songwriter who understands how to use retro sounds as a tool, not a crutch (Paste Magazine, May 2012).”  Mixtape Maestro described his sound as “smooth textures of its trombone and sax-seasoned arrangements coupled with Duncan’s cotton soft tenor,” and Washington, DC based website All Things Go described Matt as a “master songcrafter.” Brooklyn, N.Y.-based group American Authors will open.  []

• Twilight Cinema at RiverStage on the riverfront of Historic Downtown Jeffersonville, near the intersection of Spring Street and Riverside Drive; Saturday; free, 7:30 p.m.; movie starts at dark; Ghostbusters. Presented by the Jeffersonville Parks & Recreation Department, these outdoor movies are a family-friendly activity in Historic Downtown Jeffersonville.  Spend an evening under the stars at Jeffersonville’s downtown riverfront and enjoy a film on the jumbo screen, games and inflatables for the kids, dancing and more entertainment. (

• Music at the winery; free; 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyards, 19816 Huber Road, Borden; Rusty Bladen. Rusty’s solo show is a high energy, freewheeling tour-de-force of Bladen originals, songs from the radio, and some excellent hippie country-rock tunes. A veteran of the Indiana music scene, Bladen has played many of the clubs, theatres, bars and festivals in Indiana to build his career. Bladen powers the crowd at his shows with an atmosphere of party songs, sing-alongs and a whole lot of audience participation. []

— News and Tribune