It’s Thursday (the campaigns are over, thank God) and we’re sooo asking ourselves, “What New2 Lou got planned for us this weekend?”

The answer is, “Not as much as the last few weeks, but a lot.”

No one tracks all the city has to offer better than Stacey Servo and Amador Delatorre III, who created New2Lou for new arrivals in Louisville … and anyone trying to expand their social horizons.

As we’ve taken to saying, “Who are you going to trust with your weekend? Some shut-in blogger, or the Louisville power couple?”

We’re all dragging a bit today after staying up way past our bedtime to hear the election results.  So we’ll be brief.

What’s on the radar this week? Happy hours, opening night of beloved holiday favorite, and social events to support a good cause.  Find more events by clicking on the local calendars on our events page.

Wednesday (11/8) – Sunday (11/11) New2Lou Survey – And survey says…(always wanted to say that)!  On a serious note, please take a moment to complete our brief survey to help us understand and service your needs as we continue to grow.   Complete the survey by midnight on Sunday (11/11) for a chance to win awesome swag!  More details here.

Thursday (11/8) NightLites Happy Hour
 – Join the Louisville Orchestra from 4-6 PM at the Theater Square BBC for happy hour specials and door prizes prior to the 6:30 PM NightLites concert, Black Tie & Bluegrass at the Brown Theatre.  We’re running a contest today to win tickets on our Facebook and Twitter page, so if you want tix respond to our posts before 5 pm.

Thursday (11/8) Facetime Lou – Ever  wondered what your twitter BFF really looks like?  Come mingle and drink with the folks you interact with daily on Twitter in person.  Location is the Silver Dollar and time is 6 pm.  BTW our twitter handle is @new2lou.  If you’re on Twitter, connect with us.

Friday (11/9) “A Christmas Story” at Actor’s Theatre – Opening night for last year’s sold out smash hit.  This year is the final season, ending Sunday (11/25), so it’s your last chance to see this beloved Christmas film come to life on the stage at Actor’s Theatre.  We agree with Actor’s on this one: “WE TRIPLE DOG DARE YOU NOT TO MISS IT!”

Friday (11/9) – Sunday (11/11) Festival of Trees & Lights –  Ok, so it’s a little too early to start thinking about the holidays, but this is a fun event and for a good cause.  Hundreds of beautifully decorated trees, wreaths and assorted greenery of all sizes fill the interior corridor of Louisville Slugger Field.  All items are available for purchase and benefits go to the Kosair Children’s Hospital.

Saturday (11/10) 2012 Annual Edstravaganza – Annual fundraising event for the Thomas Edison House at Whitehall House and Gardens at 7 pm. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and silent auction. Tickets are $50 (group discounts available) and all proceeds go to support day-to-day operations at the Thomas Edison House.