Happy Halloween, Louisville!

I know we normally bring you New2Lou’s posts on Fridays, but this week, because of Halloween, Stacey Servo’s list of happenings and haunts begins tonight with the holiday festivities. We didn’t want you to miss out on her suggestions.

Stacey Servo and Amador Delatorre III created New2Lou for new arrivals in Louisville … and anyone trying to expand their social horizons. As we always say, they’ve never steered us wrong.

She says:

Happy Halloween!  The ghosts, goblins and ghouls will be out tonight, but not too late since it is a school night (*wink*)  We’re loading you down with Halloween activities this week since it ’tis the season.  All Halloween’d out?  No worries, we have something for you too.  What’s on the radar this week?  Bourbon, Boolu and the Belle…enough said.

Need more excitement this weekend?  Find more events by clicking on the local calendars on our events page.

Wednesday (10/31) Hillcrest Avenue – Take a stroll down Hillcrest Avenue (between Frankfort Ave and Brownsboro Road) in the Crescent Hill Neighborhood where residents go all-out on Halloween decorations.  You can drive down the street, but we recommend you actually get out and walk so you don’t miss anything.  It’s best to go after dark when all the lights and special effects are on.

Wednesday (10/31) Boolu! A Halloween Party in NULU!Decca Restaurant to be exact. Sounds like a party tonight with drink specials, Deejays Sam Sneed and Jamey See Tai and a costume contest, $100 gift certificate to best dressed.  Admission is 2 Canned Goods for Kentucky Harvest.

Wednesday (10/31) Baxter Avenue Morgue – One of Louisville’s most popular haunted housed located in 5,000 square-feet of the former Vanderdark Mortuary, creepy huh.  Admission is $20, open 8 – 11 pm. Enter if you dare.  Not recommended for children ages 12 and younger.

Thursday (11/1) Mayor’s Music and Art Series – Monthly lunchtime performances on the first Thursday of the month in the Mayor’s Gallery at historic Louisville Metro Hall. All shows are free and open to the public, first come/first served. This month will feature Sudanese Rebaba Project, created by former “Lost Boys of Sudan”.

Friday (11/2) Food Trucks Love Local Contest – in honor of National Food Day, Louisville Metro is hosting a Local Food Day this Friday (11/2)  from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the corner of Jefferson and Sixth Streets.  Food trucks will line the streets and compete in a local food contest.  Who will be the winner? You, because you get to taste the local goodness!

Friday (11/2) First Friday Trolley Hop – free event held on the first Friday of every month. Enjoy live music, beverages and free trolley rides to shops, restaurants and galleries in historic West Main district and trendy NuLu District.

Saturday (11/3) Bourbon Cruise-N-Hors D’ouevres– Bourbon, hors d’oeuvres, and jazz while cruising down the Ohio River historic Belle of Louisville? Yes, please.  It’s doesn’t get more Louisville than this.  Boarding begins at 7:30 pm and the Belle departs at 8:00 pm.

Friday (11/2) & Sunday (11/4)  Kentucky Opera presents Cinderella – variety is the spice of life, right?  Ever been to the opera? Why not try it this weekend.  Kentucky Opera is premiering a childhood story near and dear to our hearts, Cinderella.  Tickets start at $30.