Posts Tagged ‘movies’

Holiday Wine Tasting with a Holiday Classic Twist

Posted by chaska on October 20, 2009


Holiday Parties are around the corner, do you have plans yet? BVS has joined with Tom Johnson of the Louisville Juice Wine Blog to offer an entertaining wine tasting for the holidays, “It’s a Wonderful Wine” will delight the masses with its special twist on wines and one of our favorite Holiday Classics. Starting at $20 per person, this is an option not to be missed.

Let us take you through the personality of wine as seen through the characters of this Jimmy Stewart classic. BVS Members will have the pleasure of a special tasting just for them (date and location to be determined), but this tasting is also available for your holiday party. Already have your party planned? No worries, this is the perfect tasting to add onto your party for a little fun and frivolity. Nothing planned yet? We can do just the wine tasting or add heavy hors d’oeuvres for just $35 per person. And the best part, we come to you!

Learn about other mobile party options here.

Call or email to book your party today. 502.287.2772


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Final movie night: monster house and friday the 13th

Posted by chaska on October 19, 2008

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Saturday, October 25
Picnics & Flicks DOUBLE FEATURE
“BYOM”-Bring your own Meat (or veggies) Grill Fest
EP Tom Sawyer State Park, 3000 Frey’s Hill Rd
5:00pm-til end of movie
Members: Free Non-members: $5 for adults and children
Costumes are Welcome
Percentage of Proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of KYANA

BVS presented a new monthly summer series, every third Saturday of each month, and Saturday, Sept. 20 was our farewell to summer and Picnics n Flicks for 08!  BUT, due to such a HUGE demand and response, we will present a Double Feature for October and celebrate Halloween with Monster House for the kids followed by the original classic, Friday the 13th. The event will feature free candy, s’mores & free hot cocoa and water plus a couple of grills for grilling your own meats or veggies – but please feel free to bring your own grill too!

The Picnic’s n Flicks special encore will feature as usual live local bands. Bands include the UL Community Band and OK Zombie! UL Community Band will lead into Monster House and OK Zombie will play between movies .We will also have some good ole fashioned fun featuring field games including corn hole and horse shoes with movie beginning at dark ( 6:00)

Double Feature Line-Up:
UL Community Band-5:00pm
Monster House-      6:00pm
OK Zombie-8:00pm
Friday the 13- 9:00pm

E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park offers plenty of ample parking and bathrooms. We changed locationsThe event will be held a mile or so past the main parking entrance on Frey’s Hill Rd at the Baseball and Soccer fields.  Coolers are welcome… so pack up your friends and family, grab your blankets, baskets and meats/veggies for a wonderful night and a wonderful cause.

Special thank you to E.P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park and Louisville Audio Xterior

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Ghostbusters! saturday, sept 20, 7pm

Posted by chaska on September 13, 2008


It’s finally here, our last outdoor movie of the season. Join us at EP Tom Sawyer State Park as we show “Ghostbusters” on our 40′ outdoor screen provided by Louisville Audio Xterior. Movie starts at sundown (approx. 8:30) but before then we start the fun and frivolity at 7pm with live music as well as cornhole and other little games for the kids and kids at heart. We’re super lucky this time to have two live acts: Justin Lewis – and if you haven’t seen this kid, by all means come down and enjoy, he is amazing. Acoustic guitar and a bluesy voice that will take you by surprise. We also have the University of Louisville Community Band who will perform some of their Halloween favorites – perfect for getting us in the mood for the fall season. All this plus free popcorn and lemonade, and just for $5 a person. A postion of the proceeds benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Big Brothers Big Sisters can bring their littles for free. As always, BVS members are free as well.

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E.T. Phone Home!

Posted by chaska on August 16, 2008

Remember those magic words? Remember how cute little Drew Barrymore was? Remember how they digitally changed the gun in the officers hand to a walkie-talkie? Seriously, they did.

Well come on out and live the magic once again as we show ET on a 40′ screen at EP Tom Sawyer State Park. The band Weber starts at 7:30 and movie will begin at sundown. And there’s a bonus – we have a full moon tonight with a lunar eclipse – it couldn’t be a more perfect evening.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, plus we’ll have voter registration on hand to answer questions or get you registered for that big election season coming up – you may have heard something about it.

BVS Members – Free, Public – $5

And honestly, live music, a movie, free popcorn, games… it’s a steal at twice the price! See you there!

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Volksfest 2008 – BBC, New Albanian & O’Shea’s

Posted by chaska on August 7, 2008

Presented by
BBC and The Taprooom, New Albanian Brewing Company and O’Shea’

Saturday, August 23, 2008 2:00p-Midnight

Saturday, August 23, 2008 two great breweries of Kentuckiana come together to present a fest of the people-“VOLKSFEST” 2008! Festivities are from 2:00pm-midnight and will include German food, a German theme movie plus live local rock n roll!

BBC & New Albanian Brewing Company will be blocking off Clay Street between East Market & Main and will be spicing up a usual sleepy Saturday downtown scene. This event is Open to the Public and is FREE with proceeds from food and beer to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, St. Vincent DePaul Society and Louisville Film Society Educational Arm.

Drink, Drink Bier—beers to be served will include a strong line-up of October Fests brews, and other special craft beers hand-selected by Louisville’s “godfather of beer” Roger Baylor himself. Food will be prepared and served by local favorites, O’Shea’s, Monkey Wrench and Café Lou Lou featuring: Dogs, Brats, Kraut, German Potato Salad and Big Soft Pretzels.

The “VOLKSFEST” will also feature a movie awards ceremony hosted by 48 Hours Film Project, which, will take place at dusk and will be followed by a dual screen showing of the German classic-“Das Boot” presented by Louisville Film Society. German entertainment will be from 2p-4p and then local bands will take the stage to keep the evening rockin…

All ages are welcomed so everyone will want to be Downtown for a fest of the people…VOLKSFEST 2008!

For further info on the VOLKSFEST call BBC 502-419-2412 or 502-584-2739

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august – it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity

Posted by chaska on August 2, 2008

At least that’s what you hear most people say (myself included) in these dog days of summer around here. But it’s not just the weather that’s heating up, our calendar and our original series just keep getting bigger and better! August finds us with our second Nibble & Sip, the fourth movie in our Picnics & Flicks series (E.T. – I can hardly wait), as well as the first of our Supper Speakeasys! As always, contact information for making reservations is on the sidebar to your right. Enjoy the pool for one more month, have a picnic and sip some yummy lemonade!

In this edition:

  • Membership special continues
  • BVS Events
  • Lou’s To Do’s
  • Tempt the tastebuds
  • Hot links & Coming Attractions


Friends, like wines, come in all varieties and flavors. And that is a perfect way to describe our members too. So far, I’ve had a few people take me up on my special offer for being among the first 100 and I’m still looking for more to join the ranks of lifetime members. Among the new features on its way is a forum for members only and I hope to have that launched by September… fingers crossed! Check out our ‘belonging’ page for all member benefits.

Thursday, August 14
Supper Speakeasy
$65 – only 25 spots.
I’m so excited about our first Supper Speakeasy I can hardly wait. We selected our first location (think red) and our first chef willing to head the challenge is Charlie Owen, known by you perhaps as Executive Chef and owner of Leander’s on Oak as well as the Exec Chef from Steam, Fire & Ice. People still talk about his amazing seabass from there! Our menu includes four courses, plus a cocktail hour. Once you have made reservations and paid, you will be contacted within 48 hours of the event to let you know where we will be dining.
If you want to know a little more about underground dining, check out this article which has some other good links as well.

Saturday, August 16
Picnic ‘n’ Flicks Under the Stars
EP Tom Sawyer State Park 3000 Freys Hill Rd 40241
“E.T. The Extra Terrestrial” with band Weber
7pm – midnightish
Members (M) – Free, Non-Members (NM) – $5

Join us for our 4th 80s classic, “ET” as we enjoy another movie under the stars. This family fun event features free popcorn, live music and some good ol’ fashioned fun with cornhole and other games. Music starts at 7:00, movie at sundown, roughly 9:30. Pack your picnic, blankets, chairs, dogs, kids and come have a relaxing evening under the stars. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Screen and sound provided by Louisville Audio Xterior.

Thursday, August 21
Nibble & Sip

Jarfi’s Bistro
1543 Bardstown Rd (the old Lentini’s)

Reservations are highly recommended
6:00 – 8:00pm
Ticket Price in Advance includes 2 complimentary Raffle Tix:
M – $20 NM – $25
Ticket Price at the Door includes 1 complimentary Raffle Tix:

M – $20
NM – $30

This KY Happy Hour will feature 2-3 complimentary KY Nibbles prepared by one of Louisville’s favorite, Chef Jeff Jarfi. Chef Jarfi will spin his Mediterranean flair and presentation on KY grown summer veggies as the main ingredient mixing them with several surprises. Nibbles will include: Chicken Drummettes stuffed with local corn & herbs, Bruschetta with local tomatoes, guacamole and local goat cheese and KY ham on local cucumber rounds with Benedictine. Guests will receive two complimentary special lemonade cocktailsGuava Mojitos and Basil Rosemary Lemonade (both with or without alcohol). There will also be a cash bar. To get the crowd grooving while enjoying fabulous food, delicious lemonade and outstanding atmosphere-local artist, Maestro J, will provide entertainment with his blazin electric violin.This summer celebration will also highlight a raffle. The prize is a Year Free Membership to Bon Vivant Savant and an in-home mixology party!

Always happening (and super cool!): L&N Wine Bar and Bistro, Corks for Charity. Order a bottle of wine, write your name and number on the cork and wineers will have the bottle prices donated to the selected harity for the month and win a gift certificate to L&N.
Last chance for adventure and history buffs: This is the last month for Survivor Jamestown at the Frazier Arms Museum. It is 1607 and you have just arrived in the New World with the goal of surviving for one year! This summer find out if you can beat the odds and determine your fate in Survivor: Jamestown. It all depends on the choices you make and a bit of a”mazing” luck! Search for gold, climb over rocky waterfalls, slide down a zip line and crawl through logs to find food and lasso fish, meet unusual wildlife, see what awaits you when you spin the wheel of misfortune and much more while you explore this family-friendly maze full of twists and turns!
Just beginning and fun for all: Mellwood Arts Center.
Artists, architects, engineers, boy scouts, teachers, etc. will be called upon to create 18 fully functioning and unusual putt putt courses that will be open to the public for entertainment. This project is a perfect way of initiating contact between the public at large with art through an interactive relationship. The exhibition “18 Art Holes” will be hosted by the Mellwood Art Center in partnership with the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft during the months of August through October. “18 Art Holes” will coincide with The Ryder Cup, which comes to Louisville, Kentucky September 16-21 bringing thousands of world wide golf enthusiasts to town. Through Oct 31.

For more Louisville Happenings, visit here.

Grilled Summer Salmon w/ Mustard and Herbs Source: © EatingWell Magazine and
Salmon cooks over a bed of lemon and fresh herbs to infuse it with flavor and keep the fish tender and moist. We like a blend of thyme, tarragon and oregano, but any of your favorite herbs will work. Make it a Meal: Serve with grilled new potatoes tossed in an herb vinaigrette and steamed green beans. For full recipe and side dish suggestions, click here.

I love this new group of sites whose parent company and owners are Louisville based. Think myspace as far as creating an online community, but for a more adult crowd. Designed to specialize in interests and hobbies for all, each site focuses on pets, food, gardening, etc. More to come soon, but maybe you’ll want to start here:

Sept 9 – Red/Blue Wine & Wisdom Dinner with guest Anne Northup, Primo Restaurant
Sept 19 – Ghostbusters
Sept 26 – Ultimate Tailgating Nibble & Sip at Impellizeri’s on Bardstown Rd

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Movie Night – Sixteen Candles, July 19

Posted by chaska on July 14, 2008

It’s that time of month again the third Saturday is upon us and we will be showing “Sixteen Candles” at EP Tom Sawyer State Park. Live music starts at 7pm with Identity Crisis from Mom’s Rock School playing some great rock tunes! Games around for young and old, free popcorn and then movie starts at sundown – roughly 9:45pm. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Leukemia  & Lymphoma Society. Admission is $5, while BVS Members get in for free. Feel free to call with any questions – 502-287-2772. Perfect for a date night or an evening out with the family or friends! Where else could you get live music and a movie for just $5?!

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