2005 Conference Entertainment Options

These optional Friday evening entertainment options will make the conference an unforgettable experience for you.

Immersion Dinners (Friday, 07:30 PM - ???)
Film Screening and Discussion (Friday, 08:30 PM - 11:30 PM)
Fourth Street Live


Last year's immersion dinners were so popular, that we decided to offer them again this year. Be sure to register early for these dinners, as space is limited. Join your language colleagues for a language immersion dinner at some of Louisville's finest restaurants.
Cost: $25.00 (Pre-Registration Required!) Drinks and transportation are not included. Meet in the hotel lobby at 7:30 PM. Your group will either car pool or go by foot to make the 8:00 PM dinner reservation.

Choose from the following Immersion Dinner Options:

Le Relais
Situated in the historic airport terminal of Bowman Field, Le Relais offers a grand dining experience like no other in Louisville. You will love the exquisite French cuisine in a 1940s art-deco ambiance (plush banquettes, burled-wood walls, and closely spaced, white-clothed tables) reminiscent of the Café from the movie "Casablanca".

Step inside, and it's as if you've been transported magically to a town square in a Bavarian village, complete with tables in and around a pair of what appear to be tiny cottages framed in black beams and white stucco. Knick-knacks and teddy bears abound, and with bright red-checked tablecloths and servers in Bavarian attire, the only word for the atmosphere is Gemütlichkeit.

De La Torres
De La Torre's is one of Louisville's best kept secrets. From the white-and-blue-tiled facade to the lofty interior with its oak beams and pillars and pale ivory walls discreetly decorated with Castilian tiles to the cozy bar with its brass hood at the back of the room, everything about this warm and welcoming establishment speaks more of Spain than Bardstown Road. Perhaps the only European Spanish fine dining experience available in the Mid West, De La Torre's offers the classic Old World charm and flavors of Madrid in an authentic setting.

Mayan Gypsy
This restaurant is a bustling, colorful and successful spot that began as a wagon, moved to a small restaurant and has lately expanded. It serves specialties from the Yucatan, but don't expect familiar Mexican fare. You will be enjoying high-style Yucatan and Guatemalan cooking.

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Need a good laugh? Want to laugh in French, Spanish, Italian, German, and English? No matter what language you teach, no matter what language you speak, you will love this FREE film screening of the hit-film "L'Auberge Espagnol" on Friday evening (08:30 PM). A brief discussion will follow the film presentation in the theatre of the Hyatt Regency.

L'Auberge Espagnol film
As part of a job that he is promised, Xavier, a student in his twenties, signs on to a European exchange program in order to gain working knowledge of the Spanish. He says farewell to his loving girlfriend, then heads to Barcelona. Following his arrival, Xavier is soon thrust into a cultural melting pot when he moves into an apartment full of international students. An Italian, an English girl, a boy from Denmark, a young woman from Belgium, a German and a girl from Tarragona all join him in a series of adventures that serve as an initiation to life.

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KWLA welcomes everyone to enjoy an evening with colleagues, new and old friend at Louisville's premier entertainment and retail district!

Fourth Street Live! is Louisville's premier entertainment and retail district located on Fourth Street and connected directly to our conference hotel. Fourth Street Live! is your one stop destination for retail, dining and entertainment!

Restaurants and entertainment venues include Hard Rock Cafe, Red Star Tavern, TGIFriday's, Sully's, Lucky Strike Lanes and Maker's Mark Bourbon House & Lounge. Fourth Street Live! features a variety of bars and nightclubs including Red Cheetah dance club, Parrot Beach, and Felt billiards lounge. There is also live comedy at Rascals Comedy Club and live music at Saddle Ridge and Howl at the Moon.

Fourth Street Live! also features a major food court with brands such as Wendy's and Subway. Retail amenities include Borders Books & Music, Office Depot, Fashion Shop, EB Games, Verizon, Cool Shades and others. Learn more

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