Louisville.com's Weekender: Events for Dec. 20-23, 2012

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Winter Wonderland Family Fun Fest at French Lick Resort

Joyful decorations, family activities, festive music and plenty of opportunities to tell Santa Claus what you really want for Christmas are around every corner.

Through Jan. 3, 2012
French Lick Resort
8670 West State Road 56
French Lick, Ind.

Call for prices


Give-A-Jam to End Homelessness at Clifton Center

The evening will showcase many of Louisville’s most talented artists and also feature a sumptuous array of soups and stews from local restaurants. The event will be staffed entirely by volunteers to ensure that all proceeds will go to benefit the Coalition for the Homeless. Guests can enjoy a cash bar and bid on a variety of silent auction items.

Dec. 20, 6-11 p.m.
Clifton Center
2117 Payne St.


Louisville Trivia Pub Quiz at DiOrio's Pizza and Pub

Bring your friends. Play for free. Win prizes. Come test your knowledge at Thursday Night Trivia.

Dec. 20, 8:30-10:30 p.m.
DiOrio's Pizza and Pub
310 Wallace Ave.

Riverside Cigar Shop Oliva Event at Riverside Cigar Shop

One of the first opportunities in the United States for customers to receive the 2013 Oliva Cigar sampler. Customers who purchase a box of Oliva Cigars will receive the 2013 Oliva Cigar sampler free of charge. In addition, any box purchase at this event will enter the purchaser in a raffle for a custom cigar cutter from Hutch valued at $300.

Dec. 21, 4-9 p.m.
Riverside Cigar Shop
201 Spring St.
Jeffersonville, Ind.


Universal Consciousness Meditation at Rainbow Blossom Highlands Market

Come celebrate the Winter Solstice and the end of the Mayan Great Cycle. New to meditation? No worries! Whether you’re beginner or an old hand, this workshop is for you! Chairs will be provided; if you’d be more comfortable on the floor, feel free to bring a mat or cushion.

Dec. 21, 6:30-8 p.m.
Rainbow Blossom Highlands Market
3046 Bardstown Road


Damaged Goods Presents: The End of the World pt. 2 at The Bard's Town

The Mayans have predicted the world will end on December 21, 2012, according to their calendar. So this may be the last chance to celebrate the holidays. Damaged Goods will be celebrating the end with its annual Christmas show at The Bard’s Town. This year it’ll be counting down the last two hours of “The End."

Dec. 21, 10 p.m.
The Bard's Town
1801 Bardstown Road
$5 cash only


Land of Tomorrow Presents: The Expanded Music Project at Land of Tomorrow

Land of Tomorrow is pleased to present its second installment of the Expanded Music Project, a showcase of work illustrating the intersection between art and music.

Dec. 22, 7 p.m.
Land of Tomorrow
233 W. Broadway


City Taste Tour's Holiday Lights and Cocktails Tour in Downtown Louisville

Are you looking for a fun and festive way to start the Holiday Season? Join City Taste Tours for its annual Holiday Lights and Cocktails Tour. It has decked the bus with bows of bling and holly and are ready to jingle you through the dazzling Lights of Lou.

Dec. 22, 7-8:30 p.m., 2012
Downtown Louisville


Mix Live Saturdays at Jazzyblu

Mix, Mingle, Live Music, Live DJ, After Party. Jazzyblu's Saturday Night Mix hosted by Maestro J. It's Neo-Soul Saturdays each and every Saturday.

Dec. 22, 8 p.m.
815 W. Market St.


 Classical Music at the Lobby Bar at The Brown Hotel

For fans of classical music, pianist and narrator Nada Loutfi perform every Sunday. Each week, Loutfi crafts a new hour-long program of traditional chamber music for guests to enjoy while lounging on couches in the Brown Hotel lobby. Her intent is to recreate the feeling of a European saloon in an intimate setting and often brings guest musicians and singers to join her.

Dec. 23, 4-5 p.m., 2012
The Brown Hotel
335 W. Broadway


Urban Bourbon Exhibit at the Kentucky Derby Museum

Urban Bourbon features several interactive sections while showcasing the importance and history of bourbon in the city of Louisville.Visitors can order a selection off of a bar menu which will activate several short video clips. An interactive iPad technology allows the exhibit bar to be hosted by a Virtual Bartender at all hours of the exhibit.

Dec. 23
Kentucky Derby Museum
704 Central Avenue
$14 General Admission, discounts for AAA, Military and Seniors

Brown-Forman Nutcracker at the Kentucky Center

For decades, the Louisville Ballet has enchanted you with the magical world of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Now is the perfect time to introduce your children to this wonderful holiday tradition…or maybe reconnect with the child in you!

Through Dec. 23
Kentucky Center
501 W. Main St.

Tickets begin at $27



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