Louisville.com's Weekender: Events for Jan. 24-27, 2013

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Desserts First at The Kentucky International Convention Center

This event is an annual fundraiser for the Girl Scout of Kentuckiana chapter serving 64 counties in central Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Area chefs compete using any famous Girl Scout cookie as an ingredient and create a unique dessert. To purchase tickets, please call Suzy Gessner at 502-636-0900 or email sgessner@kyanags.org.

Jan. 24, 5:30 p.m.
Kentucky International Convention Center
221 Fourth St.
502-367-5022
kyconvention.org/eventcalendar.aspx
$50 per person, $1,000 per table

 

Classics Go To The Movies at The Brown Theatre

Audiences will be led on a grand tour of some of the greats in a whirlwind showcase of cinematic favorites.

Jan. 24, 6:30
The Brown Theatre
315 W. Broadway
502-584-7777
http://www.kentuckycenter.org/Louisville-Orchestra/12-13/Classics-Goes-to-the-Movies/9248#tab-show-information-link
$20+

 

'Nick and Corey Tell Some Stories' at The Bard’s Town

Nick and Corey Tell Some Stories is a a collection of short plays written by Corey Music and Nick Potter. It follows its two titular characters, Nick and Corey, as they go throughout a wide-variety of adventures together. These adventures include becoming zombies, time traveling, robbing a bank, having a nice dining experience in a restaurant, ending the world, and many, many more. The show is fast-paced, and the laughs will be a-plenty.

Jan. 24, 7:30
The Bard’s Town
1801 Bardstown Road
502-749-5275
thebardstown.com
$10

 

Animal Rights Advocate Jenny Brown at Carmichael’s

Carmichael's welcomes Jenny Brown for a signing of her new book The Lucky Ones. Longtime animal advocate and co-founder and director of Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary in Woodstock, NY, Brown has previously worked in film and television until she went undercover in Texas to film farmed animal abuse. That experience led her to dedicate her life to helping farm animals and raising awareness of their plight.

Jan. 25, 7 p.m.                                   
Carmichael’s Bookstore
2720 Frankfort Ave.
502-896-6950
carmichaelsbookstore.com
Free

 

Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam at Freedom Hall

To feature Monster Jam® Trucks: Grave Digger® driven by Carl Van Horn, Black Stallion driven by Mike Vaters, Iron Warrior driven by Trey Meyers, Full Boar driven by Ed Eckert, Incinerator driven by Ryan Rice, Crushstation driven by Greg Winchenbach, Samson driven by Allison Patrick and Scooby-Doo™ driven by Nicole Johnson.

Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m.
Freedom Hall
937 Phillips Lane
800-745-3000
http://www.ticketmaster.com/Advance-Auto-Parts-Monster-Jam-tickets/artist/807285
$25 adults, $5 children

 

'The Roast of Dorothy' at The Bard’s Town

A comedy central style roast of everyone's favorite girl from Kansas. With Mandee McKelvey as Dorothy, and Will Hardesty as Glen/Glenda, the Trans-Op Witch of the South. Plus appearances by Raanan Hershberg as The Lion, Sean Smith as The Scarecrow (The Wiz Version), Adam White as The Tinman, Darren Rodgers as Toto, Kent Carney as The Wicked Witch of the West, Sean Keller as The Wizard of Oz, and Patrick Passafiume, Danny Maupin, and Anthony Mattingly as The Lolli-Pop Guild.

Jan. 25, 10 p.m.
The Bard’s Town
1801 Bardstown Road
502-749-5275
thebardstown.com
$10

 

 

8th Annual Mardi Gras Gala at Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center

Come and enjoy and evening of live music by Thumper and the Plaid Rabbits, along with cocktails, dinner and complimentary bar. This year, guests can also purchase the Bourbon Street Lounge after-party ticket, which includes complimentary bar and desserts.

Jan. 26, 6 p.m.
Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center
1860 Mellwood Ave
502-451-6200
mattinglycenter.org
$75-125

 

Louisville Ballet Choreographers’ Showcase at Louisville Ballet Studios

A unique opportunity to see the professional company in an intimate environment, dance lovers get an exclusive look at twelve new pieces created by and for the artists of the Louisville Ballet. Choreographers include Helen Daigle, Justin Michael Hogan, Claire Horrocks, Rob Morrow, Ben Needham-Wood, Brandon Ragland, Sanjay Saverimuttu, Ryan Stokes, Ashley Thursby and Katarina Walker.

Jan. 26, 8 p.m.
Louisville Ballet Studioes
315 E. Main St.
502-583-2623
louisvilleballet.org
$25

 

Sammy Bananas at Zanzabar

Sammy Bananas is set to perform tonight at Zanzabar. Doors open at 9 p.m. while the show starts at 10. The show is ages 21 and over.

Jan. 26, 10 p.m.
Zanzabar
2100 South Preston St.
502-635-9227
http://zanzabarlouisville.ticketfly.com/event/208215-sammy-bananas-louisville/
$5


 

 

2013 Progressive Insurance Louisville Boat, RV and Sportshow at Kentucky Exposition Center

When not shopping, visitors to the 2013 Progressive® Insurance Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow can experience the benefits of the outdoors through a variety of new education and entertainment, including the new Paddle Sports Demo & Try-It Pool, a chance to meet the famous R.J & Jay Paul Molinere of ‘Swamp People,’ and Ron & Amy Shirley of ‘Lizard Lick Towing.’ Or take a moment to sit and watch performances on the all-new Trampoline Wall, sharpen hunting and fishing skills at daily seminars, and much more. Don’t get left in the wake, and see why the sportshow is the best place to view what’s new, get onboard, try and buy everything needed for outdoor adventures!

Jan. 27, 10 a.m.
Kentucky Exposition Center
937 Phillips Lane
502-957-1666
louisvilleboatshow.com
$10 for 16 and up, Free for 15 and below

 

Louisville Cardinals Women’s Basketball vs. St. John’s at KFC Yum! Center

The Louisville Cardinals Women's Basketball team is set to host St. Johns at the KFC Yum! Center. Doors open at 1 p.m.

Jan. 27, 2 p.m.
KFC Yum! Center
1 Arena Plaza
502-690-9000
http://www.kfcyumcenter.com/events/detail/womens-basketball-vs-st-johns
$8

 

Cards Pep Rally at 30 Red Sports Saloon

Show your support for The Cards at 30 Red Sports Saloon! Enter for a chance to win two premium box seats at the Yum! Center for the U of L vs. Pittsburgh game on Monday, January 28t. Must be present to win.

Jan. 27, 3 p.m.
30 Red Sports Saloon
9601 Newbridge Road
502-690-3050
30redsportssaloon.com
 

  

 

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