Every Monday we bring you the Southern Living Hot List, a roundup of the five latest and greatest things to hit the South. Consider it your weekly update on our region’s most buzzworthy food, culture, and style news.
1. Bourbon History. It might just be the summer of cocktail classes. Louisville, Kentucky’s Moonshine University will be hosting Bourbon History this Thursday with “Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey” author Michael Veach. From 6-8 p.m., raise a glass to one of the South’s greatest libations, and learn the story of Kentucky’s native spirit. Tickets are $39 per person; to register, visit moonshineuniversity.com.
2. The Columbia Piano Project. Throughout the month of June, Columbia, South Carolina’s Piano Project wants to bring the music to the streets. Hosted by the folks of One Columbia, 10 pianos are being scattered throughout the city, encouraging locals to play music and support artists in their community. This Saturday, One Columbia will host a concert around one of the pianos. For more information, visit onecolumbiasc.com.
3. The Elements of Style. Journalism nerds, rejoice. The Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Tennessee features Maira Kalman’s playful paintings that were used in the 2005 republication of The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White. Her brightly colored illustrations will be on display until early September.
4. Summer Bar Bash Series. Atlanta’s JCT. Kitchen & Bar kicks off their Summer Bar Bash Series this Saturday with “Throwback Summer,” an afternoon full of food and drink specials with ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s jams by Atlanta-based Moontower. The series runs through September, and themes such as “Southern Classic Rock” night and “Summertime Cool-Down” top the list. For the list of dates and times, visit jctkitchen.com.
5. Southern Living Inspired Home. This Saturday, get a sneak peek of our Inspired Home at the Currahee Club in Lake Hartwell beginning at 10 a.m. Stroll through the farmer’s market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as Contributing Editor Rebecca Lang will be there to provide cooking demos from recipes from our June issue, recipe cards, and will sign her cookbook “Around the Southern Table.” Demo times: 10:30 a.m., noon, and 2:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.