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    There’s so much to do in Louisville every weekend, but this weekend is particularly diverse. In what other city could you rekindle your love for classic anime, break out your best Hot Topic outfit, learn to blacksmith and jam out for a cure to MS…all in one weekend? Here’s where to go and what to do. 
     
     

    Thursday:

     
    The Mayor's Music and Art Series | Quiet Hollers
    Enjoy music from the Quiet Hollers on your lunch hour, presented by WFPK.
    When: January 7, 12 – 1 p.m.
    Where: Louisville Metro Hall, 527 W Jefferson St. 40202
    Website: wfpk.org
    Cost: Free!
     
     
    Kaiju | Cowboy Bebop Anime Matinee
    This weekly event will show this entire animated series (about four episodes per week) on Kaiju's 16-foot screen. Cowboy Bebop explores philosophical concepts including existentialism, existential ennui, and loneliness. This event is 21+
    When: January 7, 6 - 8 p.m.
    Where: Kaiju, 1004 E Oak Street, 40204
    Website: www.kaijubar.com
    Cost: Free!
     
     
    Zanzabar | Chrome Pony
    Brothers Tyler and Kyle Davis come from their hometown of Nashville to bring rock 'n' roll, punk and world music to Louisville.
    When: January 7, 8 – 10 p.m.
    Where: Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St.  40217
    Website: zanzabarlouisville.ticketfly.com
    Cost: $8
     
     
    The New Vintage | The Hooten Hallers
    The Hooten Hallers are a blues, soul, and rock n' roll band from Columbia, MO, known for their raucous live shows and influenced heavily by the canon of American roots music.
    When: January 7, 8:30 - 2 a.m.
    Where: The New Vintage, 2126 S. Preston St. 40217
    Website: www.newvintagelouisville.com
    Cost: $5
     

    Friday:

     
    Zanzabar | X____X, OBNOX
    Presented by Cropped Out and Holy Carp/Production Simple.
    When: January 8, 8 - 11 p.m.
    Where: Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St., Louisville, KY 40217
    Website: zanzabarlouisville.ticketfly.com
    Cost: $8-10
     
     
    7th Annual MS Society Jam for a Cure
    Greg Foresman and Aaron Montgomery have hosted Jam for a Cure since 2008. All proceeds from this jam go to benefit the National MS Society. Money is raised through the sale raffle tickets (or items that are donated to the cause) and the sale of tickets to the annual concert. This year's event features Greg Foresman, Danny Flanigan, and John Mann with a special tribute to Tim Krekel. This event is 21+
    When: January 8, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
    Where: Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road, 40206
    Website: headlinerslouisville.com
    Cost: $10
     
     
     
    The Cure Lounge | EmoNite 502
    The Cure Lounge is going to play the saddest songs for you to drink and sing along to, so don't end up wishing you were anywhere else. Dust off those Vans or New Balances, get on your tightest girl jeans with a white studded belt, and flat iron whatever hair you're rocking these days. You've got to be dressed to kill. The stage will be set for you to come and party like it's sometime between 1996 and 2006. This event is 21+
    When: January 8, 10 p.m. - 4 a.m.
    Where: The Cure Lounge 1481 S. Shelby Street, 40217
    Website: www.facebook.com/TheCureLounge
    Cost: Free!
     
     
    Dreamland Theater | What is American Culture
    Featuring William Harvey of Juilliard with Cher Von and Tyler Dippold. Founded in 2005 by Juilliard graduate William Harvey, Cultures in Harmony (CiH) forges connections across cultural and national barriers through the medium of music. Through the universal language of music, our projects foster cross-cultural dialogue that improves relations between the U.S. and the rest of the world.
    When: January 8, 7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
    Where: Dreamland Theater, 810 E. Market St. 40202
    Website: dreamlandislouisville.org
    Cost: Free!
     

    Saturday:

     
    Kaviar Forge | Rose Forging Blacksmith Workshop
    Kaviar Forge invites you to sign up for their Rose Forging workshop taught by Craig Kaviar. Class sessions are held at the Forge behind Kaviar Gallery on Frankfort Avenue. Students are expected to have their own safety equipment; gloves, leather shoes and eye protection are required. The Forge does supply all needed tools and materials for each project but you are welcome to bring your own.
    When: January 9 – 10, check website for times
    Where: Kaviar Forge & Gallery, 1718 Frankfort Avenue, 40206
    Website: craigkaviarforge.com/blacksmith-classes
    Cost: $375, the cost for this class includes all materials
     
     
    Headliners | A Reckoning: Half Step to Grateville
    107.7 The Eagle Presents: Fat Box, The Merry Pranksters, Phiasco and Slow Down Johnny. This event is 18+
    When: January 9, 8 - 11 p.m.
    Where: Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road, 40206
    Website: headlinerslouisville.com
    Cost: $10 or free with a new or gently used blanket for Salvation Army
     
     
    The Bard’s Town | Damaged Goods Presents: Egg Tooth
    Damaged Goods is back and ringing in the New Year with their hilarious and energetic brand of improv comedy.
    When: January 9, 7:30-9:30 PM
    Where: The Bard's Town, 1801 Bardstown Road, 40205
    Website: www.thebardstown.com
    Cost: $10 cash
     
     
    The KY Center | WFPK Anniversary Celebration All Star Jam
    91.9 WFPK celebrates 20 years of Radio Louisville this Saturday at the Brown Theatre! Join 91.9 WFPK  for this Louisville All Star Jam featuring Ben Sollee, Wax Fang, Twin Limb, Howell Dawdy, members of Houndmouth, WFPK Sir Microcosm host, Dave Givan, and  a tribute to Tim Krekel with Greg Foresman, Danny Flanigan and John Mann! All proceeds benefit WFPK. A special VIP ticket includes a 20th Anniversary t-shirt and admission to the after party at the Brown Theater featuring WFPK Night Visions hosts, OK Deejays and LMA Live DJ of the Year winner Sam Sneed, a cake cutting, a photo booth and your favorite on-air hosts. The WFPK 20th Anniversary All Star Jam is made possible with support from Old Forester, Falls City Beer, and Kiel Thomson Company.
    When: January 9, doors at 7, show starts at 8:30 p.m.
    Where: Brown Theatre, 315 W Broadway, 40202
    Website: www.kentuckycenter.org
    Cost: $25+
     

    Sunday:

     
    The Brown & Williamson Club at Cardinal Stadium | Winter Bridal Show
    At this bridal show three lucky brides and grooms will each win a $500 cash coupon, which can be used like cash with any of the eligible vendors in this bridal show! Attendees must be present to win door prizes!
    When: January 10, 12 - 4 p.m.
    Where: Brown & Williamson Club, 2800 S. Floyd Street, 40209
    Website: www.ultimatebridalservices.com
    Cost: Free for registered brides and grooms, all others $8, free parking
     
     
    Keneseth Israel | Kosher Deli Day
    You want New York-style kosher deli? We're talkin' corned beef, pastrami, and salami sandwich on rye, potato salad, coleslaw, Dr. Brown’s sodas, meat by the pound, sides by the pound...come enjoy the full deli experience at Keneseth Israel. At noon, noted author Ted Merwin will be talking about his newest book, Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli.
    When: January 10, 11:30-2:30 p.m.
    Where: Keneseth Israel, 2531 Taylorsville Road, 40205
    Website: www.kenesethisrael.com
    Cost: Varied menu prices
     

     Multiple Shows This Weekend:

     

    Actors Theatre of Louisville | "4000 Miles"
    Free-spirited, 20-something Leo recently set off from the West Coast on an epic bike adventure across the country. By the time he shows up at his grandmother Vera’s New York City apartment, it’s been a bumpy ride—to say the least. Leo’s just looking to crash for a night, but the days turn into weeks as he and Vera bond over their attempts to navigate the complexities of life, love, and loss. With both humor and heartbreak, 4000 Miles takes an intimate look at the difficult road to self-acceptance that we all must travel—and the unexpected connections that we make along the way.
    Where: Actors Theatre of Louisville, 316 West Main Street, 40202
    Website: actorstheatre.org
    Cost: $25-$60
     

    The KY Center | Rachmaninoff's Second Coffee Concert
    Music Director Emeritus, Jorge Mester, returns to perform Rachmaninoff’s Second with the Louisville Orchestra this weekend. The grandeur and magnificence of Romanticism comes to life in this performance with guest pianist William Wolfram performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. This concert, which also includes Martinů’s Symphony No. 6 and Dances of Galánta by Kodály, provides a dignified and majestic orchestral experience.
    When: January 8, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. January 9, 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    Where: Kentucky Center, Whitney Hall, 501 West Main Street, 40202
    Website: www.kentuckycenter.org
    Cost: $20- $42

     
     
    The KY Center | Kentucky Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night"
    Shakespeare's Twelfth Night (or What You Will) is a comedy of gender confusion, in which a girl disguises herself as a man to be near the count she adores, only to be pursued by the woman he loves.
    Where: Bomhard Theater, 501 West Main Street, 40202
    Website: www.kentuckycenter.org
    Cost: $20
     
    The Alley Theater | "The (Other) Boy Who Lived"
    Many years after Hogwarts the Dark Lord is back in the form of a snake sock puppet living with Draco and plotting his return. Agent 9&3/4 (Neville Longbottom) must team up with W.A.N.D.S. and O.W.L.S to infiltrate Draco's Dark Lotus Casino, all while singing original songs like "Hex Education."
    Where: The Alley Theater, 633 West Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
    Website: www.thealleytheater.org
    Cost: $15
     
     
    Nasty Gal Warehouse Sale
    Come & get it! Shop thousands of items up to 90% OFF—Jerey Campbell, For Love & Lemons, SKIVVIES, Steve Madden, UNIF, Converse, Vans, Line & Dot & so many more. Price start at just $5 with new stu added every single day.
    When: January 8-12, Friday, Monday & Tuesday 12 - 8 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sunday 12 - 4 p.m.
    Where: Nasty Gal Fulfilment Center, 700 Omega Parkway Shepherdsville, KY 40165
    Website: www.nastygal.com
    Cost: Free!
     
     
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