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    Christmastime is here, but there's still a lot going on in Derby City. So pack up your cool cousins, ditch the last-minute shopping, and enjoy these events!
     
    Santa Paws Workshop at Kentucky Humane Society
    The Kentucky Humane Society is hosting a Santa Paws Workshop for children on December 22nd and 23rd. The workshop will be held at the KHS East Campus and will run from 9:00-4:00 p.m. both days. The workshop costs $50 per day. Children will be able to participate in fun activities including games, playing with the animals, and crafting presents for their furry friends. Children must be 6-12 years old to participate. Registration is now open for the Santa Paws Workshop. To register your little animal lover for the event, call (502) 515-3149.
    December 22, 9 – 4 p.m.
    Kentucky Humane Society East Campus
    1000 Lyndon Lane
    Louisville, KY 40222
    www.kyhumane.org/santa-paws-workshop
    515-3149
    $50 per day
     

    Archival Film: The Great Male/Manual Football Rivalry at the Library at Oxmoor Farm
    It was once said that there were three major events in Kentucky sports: The Kentucky Derby, opening day for the Kentucky Colonels, and the annual Male/Manual football game. While the Derby is always a huge event, the latter is still true today, with the rivalry between Male High School and duPont Manual High School going strong nearly 122 years after it first began in 1892. In the past year, The Filson Historical Society has preserved amateur film footage found within our collections with backing from generous contributions from community members. Among the films, we discovered footage of some of the famed Male/Manual games, dating from 1938-1946. Please join us as we view this footage with discussion and commentary from members of the DuPont Manual and Male High School Alumni Associations. After the film, there will be a panel of alumni representatives from each school to talk about the rivalry as it was and continues to be today.
    December 22, 6- 7 p.m.
    The Library at Oxmoor Farm
    720 Oxmoor Avenue
    Louisville, KY 40208
    filsonhistorical.org/event/archived-film-the-great-malemanual-football-rivalry/
    635-5083
     

    A Christmas Carol at Actor's Theatre 
    Celebrate the splendor of the holidays with Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future in this fresh take on an old favorite. Dickens' classic tale finds new life in this totally redesigned production featuring new sets and costumes and the warmth of holiday music.
    December 22, 7 – 9:45 p.m.
    Actors Theatre of Louisville
    316 W Main St
    Louisville, KY 40202
    actorstheatre.org/shows/fifth-third-banks-a-christmas-carol-2014-2015/
    584-1205
    $25 - $60
     
     
    UofL Men's Basketball vs. Cal State Northridge
    Need a last-minute gift? How about tickets to this pre-Christmas Eve game at the KFC Yum! Center! Go Cards! 
    December 23, 7 – 10 p.m.
    KFC YUM! Center
    1 Arena Plaza
    Louisville, KY 40202
    www.kfcyumcenter.com/
    690-9000
    $41
     

    Smithmas at Zanzabar
    Come celebrate the festivities of Smithsmas, a holiday tradition celebrating The Smiths and good will to all charming men and wonderful women.
    Join us for a mixtape exchange (bring your own mixtape or CD and leave with another!), live covers by local bands, and a DJ set of Smiths songs and maybe a few related artists. Most important of all, proceeds go directly to Kentucky Harvest to help those in need. That $3 or 3 canned good entry goes a long way to help others. 
    December 23, 9 – 11 p.m.
    Zanzabar
    2100 S. Preston St.
    Louisville, KY 40217
    zanzabarlouisville.com/
    635-1227
    $3 at the door or bring 3 canned goods to benefit Kentucky Harvest!
     

    Ugly Sweater Bambi at the Bard's Town
    Here's one last chance to put together a truly heinous Christmas outfit...you know the one, with all the jingle bells and tinsel reindeer. Have an eggnog, make spirits bright, etc. 
    December 23, 9:30 – 11 p.m.
    The Bard’s Town
    1801 Bardstown Road
    Louisville, KY 40205
    www.thebardstown.com/events.html
    749-5275
    Free!
     
     
    High Sounds With Matt Anthony at 8UP
    Hang up to enjoy High Sounds with DJ Matt Anthony at 8UP! It's certainly worth going a little early to check out the menu and the venue itself. 
    December 24, 8 – 12 a.m.
    8UP
    350 W Chestnut St
    Louisville, KY 40202
    www.8uplouisville.com/
    Free admission!
     

    Relic at the Monkey Wrench
    Relic is a Louisville-based bluegrass acoustic roots band. The core of the group includes twin brothers Aaron Bibelhauser (on banjo) and Adam Bibelhauser (on bass), along with guitarist Chuck Sharp and mandolinist Dave Howard (of The 23 String Band). Relic’s original material and interpretations of Flatt and Scruggs, the Osborne Brothers, and the Dillards, may sit right along side adaptations of Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Elton John or the Beatles. The Relic “sound” is equally progressive as it is rooted in tradition and tastefully rounded out by the addition of percussionist Tavis Conley and guest fiddle virtuoso Jeff Guernsey. 
    December 24, 9 – 12 p.m.
    The Monkey Wrench
    1025 Barret Ave.
    Louisville, KY 40204
    582-2433
    Free admission!
     

    Christmas Eve Candlelight Concert and Service at St. John
    Candlelight Carols Concert, 10:30 pm Candlelight Communion Service, 11:00 pm Featuring The Highland Chamber Players (String Quartet) and Jon Wysong (Trumpeter) Many Christmas Carols for the congregation to sing along with The St. John Chamber Singers. The Service ends with Candle-lighting ceremony while singing Silent Night in German and English.
    December 24, 10:30 – 12 a.m.
    St. John United Church of Christ
    637 East Market Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    www.saintjohnucc.com/calendar---events.html
    587-1653
    Free!
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