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    The Alley Theater | “The (Other) Boy Who Lived”
    The Dark Lord is only "Mostly Dead", and it's up to the Ministry of Magic's most secret agent to defeat him once again. Follow the adventure with Neville Longbottom—Agent 9&3/4—in this original Potterverse musical comedy written by The Alley's J. Gregory Sanders. Adult themes.
    When: January 28, 29 and 30, 7:30 p.m.
    Where: The Alley Theater, 633 West Main St
    Website: www.thealleytheater.org
    Cost: $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, students, and military

     

    Walden Theatre/Blue Apple Players | "Kafka’s Metamorphosis"
    Gregor Samsa awakes to find himself transformed into a giant vermin in this spectacularly imagined premiere adaptation of the Franz Kafka classic novel. Live music, inventive physicality, and expressionistic stage design will awaken audiences anew to this stark masterwork of modern alienation and absurdity.
    When: Various times this weekend, check website for details
    Where: Walden Theatre/Blue Apple Players, 1123 Payne St.
    Website: www.waldentheatre.org
    Cost: Regular: $15, $10 students; Matinee: $10, $8 students

     

    Henry Clay Theater | "Green Day's American Idiot"
    Proceeds from the show will benefit Acting Against Cancer and its commitment to the art therapy program of The Addison Jo Blair Cancer Care Center at Kosair Children’s Hospital. Tickets are $19. Due to mature content, "Green Day's American Idiot" is recommended for audiences 16+.
    When: Various times this weekend, check website for details
    Where: The Henry Clay Theater, 604 S. Third St., Louisville, KY 40202
    Website: www.actingagainstcancer.com
    Cost: $19

     

    Jewish Community Center | "Big Fish"
    Dream big as you experience a NEW smash hit musical that is richer, funnier and bigger than life itself. Big Fish, based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, tells the story of Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest…and then some!
    When: Various times this weekend, check website for details
    Where: Centerstage at the JCC, 3600 Dutchmans Lane
    Website: jewishlouisville.org/jcc/centerstage
    ​Cost: $20 - $22

     

     

    Haymarket Whiskey Bar | Free Week Day 2: Soundcheck
    Come enjoy drink specials and DJs to kick off your night and pregame for the Free Week shows during the Free Week 2016 Soundcheck Happy Hour! Powered by DO502, Supported by LEO Weekly and 91.9 WFPK.
    When: January 28, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Where: Haymarket Whiskey Bar, 331 E Market St
    Website: www.haymarketwhiskeybar.com
    Cost: Free!

     

    The Bard’s Town | Guatemala Benefit Concert
    Come out to The Bard's Town on Bardstown Road for the Guatemala Benefit Concert on Enjoy performances by local bands: Hey Babe, Danny Flanigan, Leigh Ann Yost & the Bourbonville Buskers. All proceeds help fund the Bellarmine University Service Trip to Guatemala.When: January 28, 6:30 to11:30 p.m.
    Where: The Bard's Town, 1801 Bardstown Road
    Website: bellarminetickets.universitytickets.com
    Cost: $5 in advance, $7 at the door

     

    Carmichael’s Bookstore | Kentucky Wildcats Fans' Bucketlist
    The essential collection of activities and experiences for all Wildcats fanatics. Even the most die-hard Wildcats fans haven't done everything there is to experience in and around Lexington. But not every experience requires a trip to Lexington; long-distance Wildcats fans can cross some items off their list from the comfort of their own homes. Carmichael's is thrilled to host authors of The Kentucky Wildcat Fans' Bucket List, Ryan Clark and Joe Cox for this free book signing and discussion.
    When: January 28, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
    Where: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue
    Website: www.carmichaelsbookstore.com
    Cost: Free!

     

    Buskirk-Chumley Theater | Bloomington PRIDE Film Festival
    PRIDE is a Bloomington, IN film festival exploring a wide variety of issues and situations involving the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer communities.
    When: January 28, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
    Where: Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN
    Website: www.bloomingtonpride.org
    Cost: $40 or $30 with a valid student ID

     

    Varanese Restaurant | Woodford Reserve Bourbon Dinner
    The evening will feature guest speaker Chris Morris, Woodford Reserve’s Master Distiller, who will be followed by a multi-course meal. 
    When: January 28, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
    Where: Varanese, 2106 Frankfort Ave.
    Website: www.varanese.com
    Cost: $60

     

    KFC YUM! Center | U of L Women's Basketball vs. Clemson
    The Louisville Cardinals Women's Basketball Team will take on the Clemson Tigers.
    When: January 28, 7:00 p.m.
    Where: KFC YUM! Center, 1 Arena Plaza
    Website: www.kfcyumcenter.com
    Cost: $10

     

    Manny & Merle | Three Chords and the Truth
    Ex-pats of Ontario and Saskatchewan respectively, Aaron Burnie, Ryan West, and Jonathan Ostrander met one fateful eve on the muddy streets of Dawson City. The midnight sun in their eyes and music in their hearts, the duo set out to spread the gospel of "No guff, just good tunes" and Three Chords and The Truth was born.
    When: January 28, 7:30 p.m.
    Where: Manny & Merle, 122 W. Main St.
    Website: mannyandmerle.com
    Cost: Free!

     

    Headliners | Anderson East
    Presented by AC Entertainment and 91.9 WFPK and with Andrew Combs. This event is 18+
    When: January 28, 8:00 p.m.
    Where: Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road
    Website: headlinerslouisville.com
    Cost: $10 in advance, $12 at the door

     

    Mercury Ballroom | Guster, Rhett Miller
    All ages, standing room only.
    When: January 28, 8:00 to 10:00 p.m.
    Where: Mercury Ballroom, 611 South 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202
    Website: www.mercuryballroom.com
    Cost: $25

     

    Louisville Ballet Studio | Studio Connections
    Join Louisville Ballet for an evening of works selected by former Artistic Directors Alun Jones, Helen Starr and Bruce Simpson, all performed by Louisville Ballet artists in the intimate setting of our studios. Seating is very limited.
    When: January 28, 8 p.m.
    Where: Louisville Ballet, 315 E. Main St.
    Website: www.louisvilleballet.org
    Cost: $25

     

    Haymarket Whiskey Bar | Sidewalk Chalk with Jordan Jetson
    Sidewalk Chalk continues to lead the contemporary evolution of hip-hop, soul, and jazz. The group’s unique arrangement allows them to incorporate numerous styles seamlessly: an MC and female vocalist; a trio of keys, bass, and drums; a horn section with trombone and trumpet; and a tap-dancer.
    When: January 28, 8:00 p.m.
    Where: Haymarket Whiskey Bar, 331 E Market St
    Website: www.haymarketwhiskeybar.com
    Cost: $10

     

    Meta | Ballotin Whiskey Buzz and Blues
    The first part of the evening, guests will mix and mingle while bartender, Jeremy Johnson mixes three featured Ballotin Whiskey cocktails. The second part of the night, Meta welcomes to the stage songstress, Carly Johnson and critically acclaimed guitarist Craig Wagner to perform some blues and jazz standards.
    When: January 28, 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.
    Where: Meta, 425 West Chestnut St.
    Website: www.facebook.com/metalouisville
    Cost: Donations will go to Apron Inc.

     

    Kaiju | Night Tantrums with Sam Sneed and McKinley Moore
    Night Visions Radio host Sam Sneed and Rad Tantrum Radio host McKinley Moore will be bringing the freshest jams for your pleasure. Chill out. Drink some of the best beers around. You can dance if you want to but don't leave your friends behind. This event is 21+
    When: January 28, 9:00 p.m.
    Where: Kaiju, 1004 E Oak St.
    Website: www.kaijubar.com
    Cost: Free!

     

    The New Vintage | Free Week: Alanna Fugate, Projector, Justin Lewis and Cousins
    Powered by DO502, Supported by LEO Weekly and 91.9 WFPK.
    When: January 28, 9:00 p.m.
    Where: The New Vintage, 2126 S. Preston St.
    Website: www.newvintagelouisville.com
    Cost: Free!



    Zanzabar | Free Week Day 2: Cher Von, Kaleidico, Beacons
    Powered by DO502, Supported by LEO Weekly and 91.9 WFPK.
    When: January 28, 9:15 p.m.
    Where: Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St.
    Website: zanzabarlouisville.com
    Cost: Free!

     

     

    Crane House | Chinese Dumpling Feast
    Join AICH for an evening of fun and culture. Our very own Winnie Tomeny will be demonstrating how to make homemade Chinese Dumplings and you get to eat them!
    When: January 29, 6:00 p.m.
    Where: Crane House, 1244 S. Third St.
    Website: www.facebook.com/CraneHouse
    Cost: Free!

     

    Guided Relaxation | Guided Relaxation with Strive
    This event will give twelve individuals the chance to take 45 minutes to actively engage their senses and help to reduce their level of stress and anxiety with lasting effects.
    When: January 29, 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
    Where: Guided Relaxation, 9800 Shelbyville Rd.
    Website: www.louisvillesaltcave.com
    Cost: $45

     

    A Reader’s Corner Bookstore | Lori A. Moore Booksigning
    Lori A. Moore will read from "Oh Ship! Tales of a Cruising Chick and Other Travel Adventures.” Reading from true tales of things that happen on the high seas will have you saying, "Oh Ship!" From stories of passengers pepper-spraying other passengers to grown men fighting over glass figurines of penguins, you'll laugh until your ribs hurt.
    When: January 29, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
    Where: A Reader's Corner Bookstore, 2044 Frankfort Ave.
    Website: www.loriamoore.com
    Cost: Free!

     

    Goodwood Brewing | 2nd Annual MedWater On Tap
    Join us for an Evening of Sultry Salsa Music in support of improving public health and access to safe water in remote communities in the Amazon Basin. Tickets include admission, salsa dancing and assorted appetizers.
    When: January 29, 8:00 to 10:30 p.m.
    Where: Goodwood Brewing, 636 E Main St.
    Website: medwater.org
    Cost: $15


    Mercury Ballroom | Free Week Day 3: Villebillies, Jack Harlow, Discount Guns, Big & Tall, Kogan Dumb
    Powered by DO502, Supported by LEO Weekly and 91.9 WFPK.
    When: January 29, 9:00 p.m.
    Where: Mercury Ballroom, 611 South 4th St.
    Website: www.mercuryballroom.com
    Cost: Free!

     

    Headliners | Graveyard with Spiders
    Graveyard’s incendiary shows have earned them a legion of devoted fans and a groundswell of acclaim. Earlier this year, they sold out nearly every date on their first headlining U.S. tour.
    When: January 29, 9:00 p.m.
    Where: Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Rd.
    Website: headlinerslouisville.com
    Cost: $15 in advance, $18 at the door

     

    Zanzabar | Free Week Day 3: In Lightning, New Bravado, Cereal Glyphs
    Powered by DO502, Supported by LEO Weekly and 91.9 WFPK.
    When: January 29, 9:15 p.m.
    Where: Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St.
    Website: zanzabarlouisville.com
    Cost: Free!

     

    Hideaway Saloon | Hero Jr.
    Evan and Matthew are Michigan brothers of the same mother. They made a quick EP (in a day quick) and Ken flew to Europe and didn't return for nine years. New York Dave and Evan met in Indianapolis, IN. at an open mic night. Planted seed sprouts. Matthew moves to Indy with a college degree from MSU. Hero Jr. born. Rehearsals. Tours. Records made.
    When: January 29, 11:00 to 3:30 a.m.
    Where: The Hideaway Saloon,1607 Bardstown Rd.
    Website: hideawaysaloon.com
    Cost: $3

     

     

    KFC YUM! Center | Louisville Men's Basketball vs. Virginia
    Cheer on the Louisville Cardinals as they go up against the Cavaliers.
    When: January 30, 1:00 p.m.
    Where: KFC YUM! Center, 1 Arena Plaza
    Website: www.kfcyumcenter.com
    Cost: $43

     

    The Arctic Scoop | Valentine Card Making
    A variety of ideas and techniques will be used to create cards for the special people in your lives. All ages are welcome.
    When: January 30, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
    Where: The Arctic Scoop, 841 S. Hurstbourne Pkwy.
    Website: thearcticscoop.com
    Cost: $1

     

    Kentucky Center for African American Heritage | Celebrating the Legacy of Black Louisville
    The event will be held Jan. 29 and 30, culminating with the Walnut Street Revue finale –a show reminiscent of performances from the 1940s and 1950s that took place at Walnut Street's Lyric Theater. WLKY’s Ann Bowdan will host the Walnut Street Revue.
    When: January 30, 7:00-9:00 PM
    Where: Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 W Muhammad Ali Blvd.
    Website: www.kcaah.org
    Cost: $30

     

    Kentucky Center | Brahms and Rachmaninoff
    Teddy Abrams, conductor; Augustin Hadelich, violin. Cole, Cooley, Orth, Weinberg: A Curtis Suite. Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances. Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major
    When: January 30, 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.
    Where: Kentucky Center, Whitney Hall, 501 West Main St.
    Website: www.kentuckycenter.org
    Cost: $26



    Haymarket Whiskey Bar | Second Story Man, BRENDA, Abiyah, Cher Von
    The most recent Second Story Man lineup finds longtime drummer Evan Bailey taking up guitar and vocals, and longtime guitar player Jeremy Irvin taking up bass. Carrie Neumayer continues her role with guitar and vocals and now includes drummer Drew Osborn. Exploiting blown out - reverb soaked tones paired with fuzzy guitars and collaborative bombastic drumming, the production and arrangements found on B R E N D A are focused on minimalism and live performance to paint a BLEACHED sonic image. This event is 21+
    When: January 30, 8:00 p.m.
    Where: Haymarket Whiskey Bar, 331 E Market St.
    Website: www.haymarketwhiskeybar.com
    Cost: $7

     

    The New Vintage | Free Week Day 4: A Lion Named Roar, Shadowpact, Jelly Swirl (Nellie Pearl as the B-52'S), Touch AC
    Powered by DO502, Supported by LEO Weekly and 91.9 WFPK. This event is 21+
    When: January 30, 8:45 p.m. to12:30 a.m.
    Where: The New Vintage, 2126 S. Preston St.
    Website: www.newvintagelouisville.com
    Cost: Free!

     

    Mercury Ballroom | Pandora's Box: The Ultimate Aerosmith Tribute
    The Ultimate Collection of Songs, Musicians and Balls, dedicated to burning down every stage we play on and blowing every mind in front of us.
    When: January 30, 9:00 p.m.
    Where: Mercury Ballroom, 611 South 4th St.
    Website: www.mercuryballroom.com
    Cost: $10

     

    Third Street Dive | Lazy Ass Destroyer, Godawful
    Lazy Ass Destroyer: Cincinnati, Ohio based Underground Hustler Lazy Ass Destroyer describes his music as “in-your-face crunk-punk, rap and roll.” This event is 18+
    When: January 30, 9:00 p.m.
    Where: Third Street Dive, 442 S 3rd St.
    Website: www.facebook.com/thirdstreetdive
    Cost: $5

     

    Headliners | Free Week Day 4: Jalin Roze Presents: #FreeFunction
    The Lineup: Sam Sneed ft Bangfinger, DJ OutHere ft Jeffrey Bankroll & Playcold, VANE ft DJ Hi-Definition & Bonez, DJ Znyce ft Harlow & Tony Tarullo. Powered by DO502, Supported by LEO Weekly and 91.9 WFPK. This is event is 21+
    When: January 30, 9:00 a.m.
    Where: Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Rd.
    Website: headlinerslouisville.com
    Cost: Free!

     

    Zanzabar | Free Week Day 4: Quiet Hollers, Jonathan Glen Wood, Karass
    Powered by DO502, supported by LEO Weekly and 91.9 WFPK. Quiet Hollers are a cult/gang/band from Louisville, Kentucky. This even is 21+
    When: January 30, 9:15 to 11:45 PM
    Where: Zanzabar, 2100 South Preston St.
    Website: zanzabarlouisville.com
    Cost: Free!

     

    Gerstle’s Place | Indiana Joe and Arrow
    INDIANA JOE is Joseph Ricketson; ARROW is Todd Wilson. Located on the Patio Bar.
    When: January 30, 10:00-11:45 PM
    Where: Gerstle's Place, 3801 Frankfort Ave.
    Website: www.gerstles.com
    Cost: Free!

     

    The Hideaway Saloon | The Tangled Hearts
    The Tangled Hearts band was conceived on New Year’s Eve 2014 at producer Brian Harrison’s Rendering Plant Studio in Nashville. A few malt beverages were combined with a pickup truck of fireworks and the band was born.
    When: January 30, 11:00 p.m.
    Where: The Hideaway Saloon,1607 Bardstown Rd.
    Website: hideawaysaloon.com
    Cost: $3

     

     

    Margaret Comstock Concert Hall | University Symphony Orchestra
    The University Symphony Orchestra is the premier orchestral ensemble at the University of Louisville, performing a great variety of orchestral literature from standard repertoire to music of the 21st century.
    When: January 31, 7:30 p.m.
    Where: Margaret Comstock Concert Hall, 2301 South 3rd St.
    Website: louisville.edu/music/events/university-symphony-orchestra
    Cost: Free!

     

    KFC YUM! Center | U of L Women's Basketball vs. Wake Forest
    Cheer on the Louisville Cardinals as they go up against the Demon Deacons!
    When: January 31, 1:00 p.m.
    Where: KFC YUM! Center, 1 Arena Plaza
    Website: www.kfcyumcenter.com
    Cost: $10



    Joe’s OK Bayou | 3rd Annual Mardi Gras Kick Off Party
    We will have an all you can eat buffet including soft drinks. Dinner buffet will include Gator Bites, Catfish Bites, Red Beans and Rice, & Crawfish boil with corn & potatoes. We will have drink specials, masks, beads, DJ music, and dancing.
    When: January 31, 2:30 to 5:00 p.m.
    Where: Joe's OK Bayou, 9874 Linn Station Rd.
    Website: joesokbayou.com
    Cost: $5 at door, $18 for buffet

     

    Gerstle’s Place | The Pranksters
    The Pranksters have been rockin’ Louisville in one form or fashion for 25 or more year. What started out as just a few guys being introduced to a couple other guys has blossomed into the great live band that we are seeing today!
    When: January 31, 10:00 p.m.
    Where: Gerstle's Place, 3801 Frankfort Ave.
    Website: www.gerstles.com
    Cost: Free!



    The Sports and Social Club | Wing Bowl
    Test your stomach's limit in the ultimate wing eating competition! Winner receives: coveted Wing Bowl champion’s trophy, FREE wings for a year, and eternal glory!!
    When: January 31, 6:00 p.m.
    Where: The Sports and Social Club, 427 S. 4th St.
    Website: thesportsandsocialclub.com
    Cost: $10

     

    Louisville Palace | Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
    Famed rap duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have churned out chart toppers with hits like “Thrift Shop,” “Can’t Hold Us,” and their latest single “Downtown.” For the first time in nearly two years, they will be playing a series of intimate shows across the country.
    When: January 31, 8:00 p.m.
    Where: Louisville Palace, 625 South 4th St.
    Website: www.louisvillepalace.com
    Cost: $49.50-$70

     

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