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    Here it is, your roundup of weekend fun from Louisville.com. Want a list like this delivered straight to your inbox every week? Sign up for the Weekender here! 
     
    Anchal Project Holiday Trunk Show
    Anchal [on-chal] is a Louisville-based non-profit social enterprise that provide alternative careers in textiles to marginalized and exploited women around the world. Support them by shopping one-of-a-kind gifts to create true impact in the lives of women in India. Featuring the Anchal Project's new overdyed Living in Color Collection and exclusive items for men!
    When: November 12, 4 - 8 p.m.
    Where: Historic Whitehall, 3110 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206
    Website: anchalproject.org
    Cost: Free!     
     
     
    Book Signing and Bourbon Tasting
    Susan Reigler (bourbon authority and author) and Michael Veach (bourbon historian and author) will join Taste Fine Wines and Bourbons for a signing of their latest book “The Bourbon Tasting Notebook.” Enjoy a taste of bourbon and see how your notes compare with the experts'!
    When: November 12, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
    Where: Taste Fine Wines and Bourbons, 634 E. Market St., Louisville, KY 40202
    Website: www.tastefinewinesandbourbons.com
    Cost: Book + tasting $20      
     
     
    Louisville Mashed Bourbon Appreciation
    Join Louisville Mashed for its inaugural bourbon appreciation event! Entry includes all tastings, samples from our partners, and some light nibbles. Guests can enter a bottle into a blind tasting competition or sample bourbon from many of the best distillers in the state including Buffalo Trace, Makers Mark, Evan Williams, and Angel’s Envy.
    When: November 12,  - 9 p.m.
    Where: Audubon Country Club, 3265 Robin Rd, Louisville, KY 40213
    Website: www.louisvillemashed.com
    Cost: $20 donation at the door, all profit goes to Family and Children's Place 
     
     
     
    Sufjan Stevens with Gallant
    Sufjan Stevens is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer known for a wild range of albums, from the lush pop music of "The Age of Adz" to the experimental noise of "Enjoy Your Rabbit."
    When: November 12, 7:30 - 11 p.m.
    Where: The Kentucky Center, 501 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
    Website: www.kentuckycenter.org
    Cost: $30-50, $1 of each ticket will be going to a charity through the organization Plus One
     
     
    March of the Dimes Signature Chefs Auction 
    Louisville's Signature Chefs Auction raises funds for the March of Dimes whose mission is to support lifesaving research and education programs that will help end the heartbreak of premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality. Restaurants participating in 2015 include Jack Fry's, Varanese, Vincenzo's and Marketplace at Theater Square. This upscale event features top local chefs as they excite your palate and an auction which serves to support the March of Dimes.
    When: November 13, 6 - 9 p.m.
    Where: Louisville Marriott Downtown, 280 W Jefferson St, Louisville, KY 40202
    Website: signaturechefs.marchofdimes.org/EventRegister_17857.aspx?DonateOnly=1
    Cost: Donations can be made here
     
     
    Festival of Trees & Lights
    For this event hosted by the Children's Hospital Foundation, hundreds of volunteers design and decorate Christmas trees, wreaths and hand crafted holiday items - all of which are for sale to raise funds for Kosair Children's Hospital.The Festival of Trees & Lights is a volunteer-based organization under the auspices of the Children's Hospital Foundation that creates awareness, raises funds and affirms the role of Kosair Children's Hospital in the lives of the children of our community.
    When: November 13 - 15
    Where: Louisville Slugger Field, 401 E Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
    Website: www.kosairchildrenshospital.com/FestivalofTreesLights
    Cost: $5 for children 12 and under and senior citizens; $8 for adults. Children's activities are free with admission   
     
         
    Ninth Annual Ladies Day at the Races
    Help support the Backside Learning Center, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of equine workers at Churchill Downs, by attending the ninth annual Ladies Day at the Races. The event will take place on Millionaires Row at Churchill Downs on Friday, Nov. 13 from 11:30 am until the last race. Guests will enjoy a lunch buffet, silent auction, and fashion show. The cost is $75 per person or $500 for a table of eight. Both men and women are welcome at this event.
    For more information or to purchase a ticket, please visit www.backsidelearningcenter.org or call the Backside Learning Center at 502-634-6543.
    When: November 13, 11:30 a.m.
    Where: Churchill Downs, 700 Central Avenue, Louisville, KY 40208
    Website: www.facebook.com/LadiesDayAtTheRaces
    Cost: $75 - $500       
     
     
    Ben Folds
    Folds, best known as the leader of the Ben Folds Five, has a wide-ranging, genre-defying canon. He's touring to promote "SO THERE," his debut collaboration with celebrated New York City-based chamber ensemble yMusic, an album which flourishes in the overlap between the pop and classical worlds.
    When: November 13, 8 - 11 p.m.
    Where: Louisville Palace, 625 South 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202
    Website: concerts.livenation.com/ben-folds-with-ymusic-presented-by-louisville-kentucky-11-13-2015/event/16004F18F1785D24
    Cost: $39.50-$89.50
     
     
    Kathy Griffin: Like A Boss
    Kathy Griffin brings her Like A Boss tour to The Showroom this weekend!
    When: November 13, 8 - 10 p.m.
    Where: Horseshoe Casino, 11999 Casino Center Dr SE, Elizabeth, IN 47117
    Website: www.caesars.com/Horseshoe-Southern-Indiana
    Cost: $45 - $80
     
     
    The Commissioner's Cup: A Celebration of Kentucky Wines
    The Kentucky Winery Association and the Kentucky Grape and Wine Council present the 2015 Commissioner's Cup, a celebration of Kentucky wines. This evening will honor the 2015 competition winners and celebrate the proud wine craft in the state. Admission to this event will include a cocktail hour where attendees will taste the winning wines and enjoy a variety of the Gold Medal Awarded wines from the competition. The tasting will be followed by dinner and awards presentation. 
    When: November 14, 6 - 10 p.m.
    Where: Mercury Ballroom, 611 South 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202
    Website: www.kentuckywines.eventbrite.com
    Cost: $35
     
     
    The Writer's Block Festival
    The fifth annual Writer’s Block Festival, sponsored by Louisville Literary Arts, features three panel discussions, numerous readings, a print and resource fair, five craft workshops, and a keynote reader: Adam Johnson, the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Orphan Master’s Son.
    When: November 14, 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    Where: Tim Faulkner Gallery, 1512 Portland Ave, Louisville, KY 40203
    Website: www.louisvilleliteraryarts.org/#!writers-block-festival/c12k5
    Cost: Free!     
     
     
    Louisville Jingle Bell Run/Walk 5k
    The Arthritis Foundation's long running Jingle Bell Run is a festive race that helps champion arthritis research and brings people from all walks of life together. Whether you prefer to walk or run, wear your ugly Christmas sweater or tie jingle bells to your shoes.
    When: November 14, 9 - 11 a.m.
    Where: E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park, 3000 Freys Hill Rd, Louisville, KY 40241
    Website: www.jbr.org
    Cost: Adults $25, children 8 and under 100-meter dash $10, children 8 and under general admission free!        
     
     
    Preservation Louisville's Hands on History: Stained Glass
    A stained-glass expert will demonstrate the care, maintenance, and restoration of stained glass in historic buildings. Supplies are provided for the workshop with registration.
    When: November 14, 1 - 4 p.m.
    Where: The Brennan House Historic Home, 631 South Fifth Street, Louisville, KY 40202
    Website: hwww.thebrennanhouse.org/education
    Cost: $30, $20 for Preservation Louisville Members    
     
       
    Holiday in the Woods at the Little Loomhouse
    Holiday in the Woods will be an evening of art, music, food, and merriment at the Little Loomhouse! Local artists will display and sell their work at our open house event where you’re sure to find that perfect holiday gift. Tour the Little Loomhouse, weave your own souvenir, and shop for beautiful local art and handmade gifts in the gift shop. Parking will be available at DeSales High School, with Shuttle service to the Little Loomhouse. This event is free and open to the public.
    When: November 14, 6 - 9 p.m.
    Where: The Little Loomhouse, 328 Kenwood Hill Rd, Louisville, KY 40214
    Website: www.facebook.com/littleloomhouse
    Cost: Free!     
     
     
    Tenth Annual Candle Glow Gala
    From dress, to décor, to desserts--the 2015 Hosparus Candle Glow Gala will be a black and white affair. In its tenth year, this signature black-tie fundraiser helps ensure the long-term viability of hospice care in the Louisville community. The gala features a premium open bar, an elegant dinner, as well as silent and live auctions. The event will also feature an awards presentation, honoring those in the community who have had a lasting effect on hospice care. For after-dinner dancing during the Glow Lounge portion of the event, music will be performed by Nashville’s The Respectables.
    When: November 14, Dinner begins at 6 p.m. the Glow Lounge opens at 8:30 p.m.
    Where: Louisville Marriott Downtown, 280 W. Jefferson St., Louisville, KY 40202
    Website: www.hosparus.org/Events/Detail/144/Candle-Glow-Gala-A-Black-and-White-Affair
    Cost: Individual ticket for dinner and awards, $200; Glow Lounge ticket $50 
     
     
    Retro Rewind: Remembering Phoenix Hill Tavern
    Enjoy a night of fun and retrospect with great music from the 80's, 90's and now. Cash bar and appetizers will be available from 9 -10 p.m. Dress to impress. This event is 21+
    When: November 14, 9 - 1 a.m.
    Where: River City Lodge # 614, 6204 Price Lane, Louisville, KY 40229
    Website: retrorewindrememberingpht.eventbrite.com
    Cost: Early Bird, $5; Door, $10
     
     
    Bark-N-Bazaar
    Your canine friend(s) are welcome to the Bark-N-Bazaar! Shop several local vendors offering a wide variety of pet and non-pet related wares including: handmade dog apparel, pottery, leather pieces and collars, wooden pens and stoppers, jewelry, dog treats and more!
    When: November 15, 12 - 4 p.m.
    Where: Almost Home Boarding Kennel, 1219 Dorsey Lane, Louisville, KY 40223
    Website: www.facebook.com/events/885189798195496
    Cost: Free!     
     
     
    Kentucky Opera Presents: "Three Decembers"
    "Kentucky Opera continues its eclectic mix this season by following up Giuseppe Verdi's 'Macbeth' with a contemporary opera by American composer Jake Heggie. This is the first-time Kentucky Opera has staged Heggie's 'Three Decembers,' which made its debut in 2008 with the Houston Opera. It is remarkable for its small cast of three singers and for having a bona fide opera star as its leading lady, mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves." - Selena Frye for Louisville.com
    When: November 13, 8 p.m.; November 15, 2 p.m.
    Where: The Brown Theatre, 315 W Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202
    Website: kyopera.org
    Cost: $34+
     
     
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