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Give-A-Jam to End Homelessness
Don’t miss the 4th Annual Give-A-Jam to benefit the Coalition for the Homeless. The evening will feature live performances by local musicians and artists, soups from Louisville’s best chefs, a silent auction, cash bar and Grammy winner Tim O'Brien, who will host a private VIP concert at 5:30 p.m.
December 18, 6 - 11 p.m.
Clifton Center
2117 Payne Street
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 896-8480
$20, $25 with a t-shirt
Healthy Cooking for the Holidays
Making a dish for a holiday party? Come to Home Cooking for the Holidays’ cooking demonstrations and see how to make dishes that are healthier for you and your loved ones. Bring in your recipes and we'll give you some tips! Plus, see how serving size and portion control can keep the weight off.
December 18, 12 - 1 P.M.
Healthy Lifestyle Center at Medical Center Jewish Northeast
2401 Terra Crossing Blvd
Louisville, KY 40245
(502) 210-4520
All The Whos in Whoville at The Alley Theater
If you missed your chance to see this sold out Christmas show in 2013, now is your chance to forgive yourself! In this timey-wimey parody/ tribute to two of our favorite Doctors, Who and Seuss, the citizens of Whoville are under threat from an old menace. But a Who of a different sort arrives to save Christmas Day! Get your tickets this year before they're gone.
December 18, 7:30-9:45 PM
The Alley Theater
633 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 713-6178
$12 - $20
Ugly Sweater Party at Howl at the Moon
Bring your hideous, most horrendous, fugliest Christmas sweater to our Ugly Sweater Bash! The uglier, the better because not only does wearing your crime against fashion get you free entry or a free koozie, but you also have a chance to win a prize for ugliest sweater! Hilarious sweaters, an ugly sweater contest, and drink specials on Heineken/Heineken Light, Jingle Bombs, and Cousin Eddie Punch sounds like a killer party combination, doesn’t it? Of course, our extremely talented musicians will be providing the tunes at their pianos, as usual. So hit the thrift store and come on down!
December 19, 5 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Howl at The Moon
434 S. 4th Street #131
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 562-9400
CARE-oke Christmas at Mercury Ballroom
For anyone who dreams of being a rock star, West Sixth Brewing and the Forecastle Foundation are about to offer up that chance at their Care-oke Christmas, which will give would-be rock stars the chance to take the stage, choose a song, and be backed by a live band, for this first ever event. Participants can choose from over 100 songs, including everything from “Sweet Caroline” to “Ziggy Stardust” and more, then take to the Mercury Ballroom stage and perform backed by The Karaoke Machine, a live band from Southern Indiana. The event will feature DJ Matt Anthony, The Karaoke Machine, and a prize wheel with prizes ranging from Forecastle Foundation, West Sixth Brewing and Mercury Ballroom, and photos with Santa on the red carpet. All proceeds from the event will benefit The Forecastle Foundation.
December 19, 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Mercury Ballroom
611 South 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 583-4555
Jalin Roze at Headliners Music Hall
Hear local Louisville artist Jalin Roze perform at Headliners Music Hall with Bird Zoo, 1200, Skyscrapper Stereo, and Dr. Dundiff.
December 19, 9 - 11:55 p.m.
Headliners Music Hall
1386 Lexington Road
Louisville, KY 40206
(502) 584-8088
$12 advance, $15 day of
Edward Scissorhands at Midnights at the Baxter
If you haven’t gotten a chance to see Baxter Avenue Theatres’ Midnights at Baxter, now is one of your last chances! This week,  Baxter Avenue Theatres will be featuring Tim Burton.
December 20, 12 - 2:00a.m.
Baxter Avenue Theatre
1250 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40204
(502) 459-2288
Ticket prices vary
Disney Princesses Light Up Holiday Village at 4th Street Live!
Set off on an epic journey to Fourth Street Live!’s Holiday Village, where visitors will meet Disney’s Queen Elsa and Princess Anna from “Frozen”, Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” and Cinderella!  This special holiday event is part of Holiday Village at Fourth Street Live!, which features free photos with Santa, local artists and holiday-themed boutiques. This week, enjoy holiday-themed entertainment with AMPED Louisville and the Cardinal Carolers.
December 20, 2 - 6 p.m.
4th Street Live!
400 S. 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Dave Chappelle at the Louisville Palace
Don’t miss the hilarious comedian and actor, Dave Chappelle, as he makes three appearances at the Louisville Palace this weekend!
December 20, 7 - 9 p.m.
Louisville Palace
625 S. Fourth St
Louisville, KY 40202

Yew Dell Express Train Exhibit & Santa
Don't miss this holiday favorite for all ages. Where else can you see a snow village and model trains in a castle, go shopping without the crowds and entertain the kids with scavenger hunts and a visit from Santa? Yew Dell's model train village is the creation of master modeler and train man Bob Irmscher and has rapidly become a tradition for many area families. Come enjoy the trains, the grounds and all the holiday season offers in the gardens!
December 21, 12 - 4 p.m.
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
6220 Old LaGrange Rd
Crestwood, KY 40014
(502) 241-4788
Holiday Performance of the Louisville Master Chorale
A Louisville Master Chorale tradition of Christmas at the Cathedral of the Assumption continues with the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah (including the popular Hallelujah chorus) plus Vivaldi’s wondrous Gloria. Two Carol Fantasies by Mack Wilburg will include the familiar Joy to the World and The First Noel. A pre-concert program with Dr. John Hale begins at 1:45. This concert has become a treasured part of the holiday season for many families.
December 21, 2:30 - 4 p.m.
Cathedral of the Assumption
433 S. Fifth Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 657-5248
3rd Annual Eggnog 5k
Sweaty Sheep, a group focused on the idea of making faith fun, relevant, and non-intimidating to people of all upbringings, will be hosting their 3rd annual Eggnog 5k at Waterfront Park. This is a family friendly afternoon event where individuals come dressed in their favorite Christmas attire to run/walk a 3.1 mile course (that challenges them with 4 eggnog chugging stations) while being serenaded with Christmas Carols, and then culminates with a dinner and optional Christmas service. Participants will run/walk the 5k alongside Sweaty Sheep's homeless friends.
December 21, 3:30 - 6 p.m.
Belle of Louisville at Waterfront Park
401 West River Road
Louisville, KY 40202

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