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Spend Time with Dad for Father's Day

I promise your old man already owns every necktie he’ll ever need. Besides, if your dad is anything like my dad, he just wants to spend more time with you. So, this Father’s Day treat your Pops to some quality time with one of our father-friendly Level Up Louisville classes.


For the Dad Who Wants His Little Girl to Look Her Best: Daddy-Daughter Braiding with Lead Stylist Colleen Hayes
6:00 Tuesday, June 13th at Primp Style Lounge

Ever since the Hunger Games, young girls have been all about braids. Dad’s looking for a way to get in some extra quality time with their daughters can turn to Colleen Hayes to make them lean, mean hair braiding machines. This is a gift that will have everyone in the family looking good and feeling good too.


For the Dad Who’s a Hobby Enthusiast: Home Brewing with John from Brewgrass Homebrew
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 20th at TBD

Does your dad like to tinker? Is he always up to something out in the garage? Does he speak fluent “How To?” Then home brewing might just be your father’s next hobby. And, obvs, this class is also great if your dad is a craft beer connoisseur. John at Brewgrass Homebrew has all the knowledge you and your dear old dad need to get your own small batch of beer brewing. And yup, you get to sip as you learn.


For the Dad Who’s Shaken not Stirred: Mixology with Master Mixologist Dante Wheat
6:30 Wednesday, June 21st at Bourbon Barrel Foods

Give your dad the skills he needs to wow his friends at every summer soirée. Master Mixologist Dante Wheat will show you and pop what goes good together in a glass – and what doesn’t. There’ll be plenty of sipping and tasting as the night goes on.


For the Dad Who Likes the Finer Things: Belt Making & Brews with Clayton & Crume
6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 22nd at Great Flood Brewing Company

Work the leather with the experts at one of Louisville’s most popular handmade leather goods shop. And do it all while bonding with dad over a cold brew. Your father will think of you fondly every time he wears this latest addition to his wardrobe. This is also a great class for the kid who wants to subtly step up their dad’s style.


For the Dad Who’s Tired of Loaning You Money: Budgets & Bourbon with Financial Advisor Luke Meador
6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 22nd at Story Louisville

Show your pops you’re all grown up by enrolling the two of you in this budgets and bourbon class. You can learn how to spend within your means and your dad can make a plan for all the money he’s going to save now that’s he not bailing you out with stacks of Benjamins every month. And there’ll be bourbon because bourbon makes everything that much better.


For the Dad Who’s Good with his Hands: Woodworking with Angie Overton Owner of Maker13
6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 29th at Maker13

What would a Dad do if you gave a Dad a piece of wood? Find out later this month at our area maker’s paradise – Maker13. You and your dad will be given all the materials and tools you need to make that wooden wonder you’ve been dreaming of.


For the Dad Who’s Still Old School: Film Photography with Billy Grubbs
Coming in July (Gift certificates Available)

Billy Grubbs has more than a decade of professional photography experience and he’s the owner of State Film Labs, which means he’s the go-to guy to school your father on the magic of film photography. Really wow your dad by giving him some picture frames as a bonus gift, so he can display the art you create together in this class.


For the Dad Who’s A Meat and Potatoes Kind of Guy: A Workshop with Maggie and Derek Lawson of Foxhollow Farm
Coming in July (Gift certificates Available)

Now, more than ever, we’re disconnected with the path our food takes to get to our plate. This workshop with Maggie and Derek Lawson of Fox Hollow Farm with teach you how to chart the course your steak takes and how to ensure only quality meats find their way to your fork.

For our full lineup of classes visit the Level Up website. If you have questions about upcoming classes shoot an email to

Minda is Level Up's Content Maven and Blog Goddess. She has a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Louisville – Go Cards! – and a master of fine arts degree in Creative Writing. When she is not wordsmithing for Level Up, she writes content for startups and she is LEO Weekly's relationship advice columnist.

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