News and Tribune

July 26, 2013

Top 5 Things To Do

Out of ideas for this weekend? We've got you covered

— Downtown Jeffersonville


• Moored at the foot of the Terrace Lawn on Jeffersonville’s bank of the Ohio River, RiverStage provides a unique atmosphere, including breathtaking views of the river and of Louisville’s skyline, to enjoy good friends and great entertainment.

Rolling out the Weekend Summer Concert Series, RiverStage, 7 to 10 p.m. today, Horizontal Boogie Band with guest From Paris. The Horizontal Boogie Band is a Louisville-based band that has been playing their brand of genre-less, dance party and “sing a long” style to a wide variety of stages and entertaining audiences across the region for the past few years. HBB firmly believes that good music is just that, good music; it makes you feel good and it moves you, guilt-free.

Twilight Cinema, RiverStage, Saturday, “Wreck-it Ralph” (movie begins at dark). Spend and evening under the stars and enjoy a movie on a jumbo screen at the RiverStage. Inflatables and games for the kids.


Downtown New Albany

• Summer Concert Series, Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes, 6 p.m. today, Bicentennial Park. This indie group from Nashville has been playing together since 2009, and consists of keyboardist/guitarist/singer Daniel Ellsworth from Minnesota, drummer Joel Wren from Kansas, guitarist Timon Lance and bassist Marshall Skinner, both from Ohio. Their first album, “Civilized Man,” was named by Amazon MP3 the number 76 album out of the top 100 albums of the year in 2011, and also named their single “Shoe Fits” the number seven song of the year.

New Albany Criterium, 9 a.m., Sunday, downtown. A criterium, or crit, is a bike race held on a short course (usually less than 1 mile), often run on closed-off city center streets. The NAC has been named the State Championship Criterium for both Indiana and Kentucky.

Presented by the Clarksville Schwinn Racing Team, the New Albany Crit is a classic six corner criterium in the heart of historic downtown New Albany, beginning at the Farmer’s Market pavilion. The course follows Bank Street to Spring Street, then to Pearl Street before connecting with East Main Street. From East Main, the path winds to East Fourth Street and connects with East Market Street before ending back at the Farmers Market pavilion. You can register online for the event by visiting For more information, call 812-948-BIKE.



Back to School Bash, 6 p.m., today, Greenway Park. Charlestown Parks & Recreation will be giving away 500 backpacks to Charlestown School district children grades K-12 during its fourth annual “Back to School Bash.” Backpacks will be filled with school supplies, health and beauty items, healthy snacks, and more. Be a part of this fun, family event and help our kids get off to a great start to the 2013-14 school year. This is a family event, hosted by The Charlestown Parks and Recreation Department. No political groups, please.


Bonus Event

FandomFest, today-Sunday, Kentucky International Convention Center; The Galt House Hotel and Convention Center. Fandomfest is the largest Comic-Con or multiplatform convention in the mid-America region. More than 16,700 people attended in 2012 and the 2013 convention looks like it will top 20,000.

FandomFest is a Comic-Con that includes fantasy, sci-fi, steampunk, horror, anime, literary, technology, film, gaming, vending, cosplay, costuming, LARPing, parties, KIDPALOOZA, seminars, Q and A’s, celebrities from TV, movies and more.

It’s just like Comic-Con in California as far as what you will find there.