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    FRIDAY

    Haymarket Whiskey Bar's 5th Anniversary Squeeze

    Haymarket turns five years old this Friday, and they're celebrating with a party! The first ever band to play there - Squeeze-bot - will return, and they'll feature whiskey prices from when they first opened. Come celebrate and don't miss the special vintage midnight toast!
     
    When: January 13, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.
    Where: Haymarket Whiskey Bar, 331 E. Market St.
    Website: 5th Anniversary Squeeze
    Cost: Free to attend

     

    The Horseshoe Wedding Show | Horseshoe Casino Southern Indiana

    The Louisville Wedding Network wants to make your wedding planning experience as simple and enjoyable as possible, and so they offer shows free of charge to brides and guests. The shows are a fun and convenient way to meet a variety of the best vendors for your wedding! Don't miss their next show at Horseshoe Casino!
     
    When: January 13, 5:30-8 p.m.
    Where: Horseshoe Casino, 11999 Casino Center Drive, Elizabeth, IN 47117
    Website: Horseshoe Wedding Show
    Cost: Free to attend

     

    Harlem Globetrotters' 2017 World Tour | KFC Yum! Center

    The Globetrotters can’t wait to share their all-new show and create a new family memory that will last forever. Last year was the Globetrotters' biggest tour ever, and this year promises to be even bigger. There will be more incredible ball handling, trick shots and side-splitting comedy than ever before.
     
    When: January 13, 7 p.m.
    Where: KFC Yum! Center, 1 Arena Plaza
    Website: Harlem Globetrotters' 2017 World Tour
    Cost: $30+

     

    At the Roast with Against the Grain and Heine Bros Coffee | Southwest Regional Library

    Not that kind of roast! It's the roast that brings out your favorite flavors in coffee and beer. Hear from representatives of Against the Grain Brewery and Heine Brothers Coffee as they discuss the roasting process and how it is integral to both brewing and coffee preparation. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. Call 933-0029 to register. 

    When: January 13, 7-9 p.m.
    Where: Southwest Regional Library, 9725 Dixie Hwy.
    Website: At the Roast

    Cost: Free to attend; registration required
     

    Louisville Standing Rock Benefit Concert | Kaiju

    Come out for three nights of music and entertainment, with all proceeds going directly to support The Standing Rock and Oceti Sakowin legal defense fund. A different venue each night! On Friday, head to Kaiju for music by Memory Gloss, Santanna Jones and Isolation Tank Ensemble. Click below for more details.
     
    When: January 13, 8-11 p.m.
    Where: Kaiju, 1004 E. Oak St.
    Website: Standing Rock Benefit Show
    Cost: $5-$10 donation requested

     

    Wine Swap Soiree: Red Shoe Edition

    Join Bombsquad and Urban Social for an evening of wine, hors d'oeuvres and music in your best red heels. Gather your girls for a sophisticated wine swap. You will try new wines, raise a glass with amazing women and share favorite bottles as gifts. Every guest needs to bring two unopened bottles of their favorite wine. One will be used to taste and the other will be used as a gift.
     
    When: January 13, 7-10 p.m.
    Where: Louisville, 40206; location is given once tickets are purchased
    Website: Wine Swap Soiree
    Cost: $10

     

    Falls City Beer Tasting | Westport Whiskey & Wine

    Falls City Brewing Co. was formed in Louisville in 1905 when local tavern and grocery store owners began their own brewing operations as a way to break a local monopoly on beer production. After decades as a value brand, Falls City closed in 1978, but the brand was reborn as a craft beer in 2010. This event is a great time to meet Master Brewer Dylan Greenwood and taste his craft.
     
    When: January 13, 7-8 p.m.
    Where: Westport Whiskey & Wine, 1115 Herr Lane, #140
    Website: Falls City Beer
    Cost: $10

     

    Brahms Second | The Kentucky Center

    From the quietly revolutionary Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun to Mozart’s elegant concerto for violin and viola and concluding with the sweeping magnificence of Brahms Second Symphony, this is a concert to warm a winter evening.

    When: January 13, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; January 14, 8-10 p.m.
    Where: The Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St.
    Website: Brahms Second

    Cost: $20+ matinee; $27+ evening
     

    Benjibash | The New Vintage

    With talk of this popular venue closing at the end of the month, don't miss any chances to catch one of their last shows. This Friday, come check out Benjibash!
     
    When: January 13, 8 p.m.-midnight
    Where: The New Vintage, 2126 S. Preston St.
    Website: Benjibash
    Cost: Free to attend

     

    SATURDAY

    Muhammad Ali Tribute Exhibit | Muhammad Ali Center

    With the passing of Muhammad Ali on June 3, 2016, the Ali Center will honor what would have been his 75th birthday with a special exhibition of tribute works. The Tribute Show allows the Center to showcase unique art pieces that are in our collection or on loan for this particular exhibition. On display will be a variety of art pieces in mediums from oils and acrylic to cut and dyed concrete paver, all creative pieces inspired by The Greatest.  Open on MLK Jr. Day as well.
     
    When: January 14, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; January 15, noon-5 p.m.;
    January 16-17, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Where: Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. Sixth St.
    Website: Ali Tribute Exhibit
    Cost: Admission price varies

     

    Free Film Screenings Honoring Ali | Muhammad Ali Center

    The public is invited to the Center’s auditorium to enjoy free film screenings throughout the day on January 14. Films include "Ali Rap," "When We Were Kings," "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" and "Muhammad Ali: Through the Eyes of the World."

    When: January 14, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Where: Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. Sixth St.
    Website: Free Film Screenings
    Cost: Free with admission

     

    1200 LIVE | The Kentucky Center

    West Louisville music pioneer Jecorey "1200" Arthur will release his long anticipated full-length album this Saturday! The album is a double release, one side dark, called Séance and one side light called Spirit. This is the first time Arthur's full-length album(s) will be performed, and all attendees to this multi-sense production will receive free digital and physical versions of Séance & Spirit.
     
    When: January 14, 8-9:30 p.m.
    Where: The Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St.
    Website: 1200 LIVE
    Cost: $20

     

    Aesop Rock | Mercury Ballroom

    Building on the rapping style of eccentrics Kool Keith and Del the Funky Homosapien, Def Jux headliner Aesop Rock became one of the hottest MCs in the post-millennial underground. This Saturday, come hear him perform at Mercury Ballroom,
    with Rob Sonic and DJ Zone.


    When: January 14, 8:30 p.m.-midnight
    Where: Mercury Ballroom, 611 S. Fourth St.
    Website: Aesop Rock
    Cost: $22

     

    Louisville Rock Lottery | Headliners

    Come out to Headliners this Saturday for the Rock Lottery! Twenty-five hand-picked local musicians will be randomly separated into five unique bands. These bands will have 12 hours to write 3-4 original songs and, if they wish, one cover song. At 10 p.m., all five bands arrive at Headliners and perform those songs to an eager audience. Proceeds will benefit local charity Shamrock Pet Foundation.

    When: January 14, 10 p.m.-1 a.m.
    Where: Headliners, 1386 Lexington Road
    Website: Louisville Rock Lottery
    Cost: $12+

     

    Winter Foray: Raptors of Bernheim | Bernheim Forest

    This guided tour leads to an observation spot used to view eagles and other raptors that make Bernheim their home during the cold months of winter.
    Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather!

     
    When: January 14, 10 a.m.-noon
    Where: Bernheim Forest, 2499 Clermont Road, Clermont, KY 40110
    Website: Raptors of Bernheim
    Cost: $10 members; $15 non-members

     

    Louisville Men's Basketball vs. Duke

    Come cheer on the Cards as they take on the Duke Blue Devils! Go Cards!

    When: January 14, noon-2 p.m.
    Where: KFC Yum Center, 1 Arena Plaza
    Website: Cardinals vs. Blue Devils
    Cost: $82

     

    SUNDAY

    Keepers of the Dream | The Kentucky Center

    The 7th annual Keepers of the Dream, hosted by poet Brandon B. Shatter Harrison, will feature the presentation of the Mayor’s Freedom Award, ArtsReach Living the Vision Awards, Westerfield Tolbert’s recitation of Dr. Martin Luther King, JR.’s speech, along with dance, music and spoken word.

    When: January 15, 5-7 p.m.
    Where: The Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St.
    Website: Keepers of the Dream
    Cost: Free to attend

     

    Teacher Appreciation Day | Old Louisville Brewery

    Attention all teachers and educators! Old Louisville Brewery wants to celebrate all of your hard work and dedication with education with a day of pints, fun and nachos! This Sunday, they'll be offering all teachers and educators a special promotion of $3.75 pints and a free nacho bar!

    When: January 15, 3-8 p.m.
    Where: Old Louisville Brewery, 625 W. Magnolia Ave.
    Website: Teacher Appreciation Day
    Cost: Free to attend

     

    Meet Me At The Altar Wedding Show | Churchill Downs

    The Meet Me at the Altar Wedding Showcase is a great resource for couples planning for that big day! The Meet Me at the Altar Wedding Show will help take some stress off the planning process by providing you with a fun, relaxing atmosphere while having the opportunity to meet those who will help in making your wedding day one to remember! Brides, Grooms and Partners get in free with registration!

    When: January 15, noon-4 p.m.
    Where: Churchill Downs, 700 Central Ave.
    Website: Meet Me At The Altar
    Cost: Free for Brides/Grooms/Partners; $7 cash at the door

     

    Chinese Calligraphy Class | Asia Institute-Crane House

    Learning Chinese calligraphy Is one for the most effective ways to both relax and center yourself. This opportunity will allow participants to sample the basics and the artistry of Chinese calligraphy. Materials are provided. Call 502.632.1215 or e-mail rmalhotra@cranehouse.org for reservations.

    When: January 15, 2-3:30 p.m.
    Where: AICH, 1244 S. Third St.
    Website: Chinese Calligraphy Class
    Cost: $15 members; $20 non-members

     

    Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular | Brown Theatre

    The Elvis Tribute celebrates the music of Elvis Presley, one of the greatest entertainers of all time. The show begins with the early rock-a-billy years and continues era by era ending with the Las Vegas concert years. This year's line-up consists of the best Elvis entertainers in the world: Shawn Klush, Cody Ray Slaughter and Ryan Pelton. This is a show you won't want to miss!

    When: January 15, 7-10 p.m.
    Where: Brown Theatre, 315 W. Broadway
    Website: Elvis Tribute
    Cost: $22+

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