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    FRIDAY

    Christmas At The Galt House Hotel

    Enjoy your holiday season with Christmas At The Galt House Hotel! Explore “12 Days of Christmas” as told through larger-than-life handcrafted silk luminaries, plus so much more for the young and young at heart! Come see traditional favorites like Holly Jolly Elf Show, Christmas Village, Winter WonderLane and the Dancing Bellmen. Plus all-new this year, see KaLightoscope: 12 Days of Christmas and A Very Merry Magic Show! This is a Christmas event you don't want to miss.
     
    When: November 18-19, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. & November 20, noon-6 p.m.
    Where: Galt House Hotel, 140 N. Fourth St.
    Website: Christmas At The Galt House
    Cost: $7+ for children 3-12; $16+ for adults

     

    Shakespeare in Music | The Kentucky Center

    The Louisville Orchestra joins in the city-wide celebration of William Shakespeare with a concert of works inspired by his genius. There will be a pre-concert lecture at 10 a.m. on Friday and at 7 p.m. on Saturday.
     
    When: November 18, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. & November 18, 8-9:30 p.m.
    Where: The Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St.
    Website: Shakespeare in Music
    Cost:  Friday $20+; Saturday $27+

     

    10th Annual Ladies Day at the Races | Churchill Downs

    Enjoy time with friends and family at the 10th annual Ladies Day at the Races all while supporting a worthy cause! Watch the races, bid on one-of-a-kind auction items, participate in the lucky draw for fine wine, view the latest seasonal looks from local boutiques in the fashion show and enjoy a delicious lunch buffet. Proceeds benefit Backside Learning Center, supporting equine workers and their families.
     
    When: November 18, noon-6 p.m.
    Where: Churchill Downs, 700 Central Ave.
    Website: Ladies Day at the Races
    Cost: $75

     

    Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown | KFC Yum! Center

    Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown are partnering to co-headline the biggest Fall Arena Rock Tour 2016! The tour is also highlighted by Special Guest SIXX:A.M. featuring vocalist/producer James Michael, bassist Nikki Sixx and guitarist Dj Ashba. UK newcomers As Lions, featuring Austin Dickinson, will round out the supporting lineup.

    When: November 18, 6 p.m.
    Where: KFC Yum! Center, 1 Arena Plaza
    Website: Five Finger Death Punch + Shinedown
    Cost: $40+

     

    Diwali Celebration | Asia Institute-Crane House

    Celebrate the Festival of Lights with AICH. Enjoy samples of Indian cuisine, a Samosa making demonstration, learn about Indian Masalas (spices), get a henna tattoo, try your feet on the basics of Bhangra dance and much more. Space is running out, reserve your spot now!

    When: November 18,  6-8 p.m.
    Where: AICH, 1244 S. Third St.
    Website: Diwali Celebration

    Cost: Free to attend; reservation recommended
     

    Bill Nye | Hanover College

    Bill Nye, scientist, engineer, comedian, author and inventor is a man with a mission: to help foster a scientifically literate society, to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Making science entertaining and accessible is something Bill has been doing most of his life. Nye's talk is titled "The Earth is a Great Home, But We Have to Make Some Changes."

    When: November 18, 7-9 p.m.
    Where: Hanover College, 100 Morse Lane, Hanover, IN 47243
    Website: Bill Nye

    Cost: $10
     

    John Prine | Louisville Palace

    John Prine is an acclaimed singer/songwriter whose work flirted with everything from acoustic folk to rockabilly to straight-ahead country. Come hear this jack-of-all-trades perform at the Palace this Friday.

    When: November 18, 8-11:30 p.m.
    Where: Louisville Palace, 625 S. Fourth St.
    Website: John Prine

    Cost: $62+
     

    DJ Akib Live | SET at Theatre Square

    DJ Akib is bringing his explosive set to SET! From rocking out sold out Nightclubs in Chicago to Spinning at Red Carpet events on the West Coast, DJ Akib has done it all. His explosive sets and ability to cater to any audience have made Akib one of the most sought after DJs nationwide. He has performed for some top celebrities such as Ke$ha, Lady Gaga, Tiesto, Far East Movement, Twista and has been featured on TLC’s 4 Weddings, MTV and various news stations around the US.

    When: November 18, 10 p.m.
    Where: SET at Theatre Square, 630 S. Fourth St.
    Website: SET at Theatre Square

    Cost: Free to attend

     

    SATURDAY

    Kentucky Wineries Association's Commissioner's Cup Awards Celebration | Speed Art Museum

    The Commissioner's Cup Celebration will again take place in Louisville. The event honors the winners of the Kentucky Commonwealth Commercial Wine Competition & Commissioner's Cup, the highest recognition awarded in the Commonwealth to the top Kentucky wine of the year in each of the following categories: Dry Red Wine, Dry White Wine, Rose/Blush Wine, Sweet/Dessert Style/Fruit Wine and Boutique (Small Production) Wine. The celebration will be held at the Speed Museum this Saturday at 7 p.m. and includes tastings from the 2016 Commissioner's Cup winning wines as well as gold medal winners, hors d’oeuvres by Wiltshire and the chance to learn more about the time-honored tradition of KY wine in our state.
     
    When: November 19, 7-11 p.m.
    Where: Speed Art Museum, 2035 S. Third St.
    Website: Commissioner's Cup Celebration
    Cost: $50

     

    Brian Regan | Louisville Palace

    Brian Joseph Regan is an American stand-up comedian who uses observational, sarcastic and self-deprecating humor. His performances are relatively clean as he refrains from profanity and off-color humor. Regan's material typically covers everyday events, such as shipping a package with UPS and a visit to an optometrist. Regan makes frequent references to childhood, including little league baseball, grade school spelling bees and science projects.
     
    When: November 19, 8-10 p.m.
    Where: Louisville Palace, 625 S. Fourth St.
    Website: Brian Regan
    Cost: $38+

     

    Holiday Brite Nite | Paddock Shops

    Join us for an evening of free Holiday Festivities on Saturday from 5-8 p.m. Join us for carolers, magicians, a juggler, stilt walker, Frosty and many special guests, including Santa's arrival at 7 p.m.! Guests will receive a free $10 gift Tenant Gift Card with receipts totaling $25 from any of Paddock Shops Stores or Restaurants. One gift per customer while supplies last.

    When: November 19, 5-8 p.m.
    Where: Paddock Shops, 4300 Summit Plaza Drive
    Website: Holiday Brite Nite
    Cost: Free to attend

     

    Improv Anonymous Presents: Get Stuffed | Four Pegs Beer Lounge

    The holidays are coming up, and it's time to take a look at what we have to be thankful in our lives and what we can do to help out those less fortunate. Improv Anonymous is going to be in the upstairs lounge of Four Pegs ready to perform for you, for the low price of a donation of at least one canned good to go to the Dare to Care Food Bank. You get two hours of funny bone-tickling comedy along with the feeling of knowing that you've done something to help those in your community.
     
    When: November 19, 8-10 p.m.
    Where: Four Pegs Beer Lounge, 1053 Goss Ave.
    Website: Get Stuffed
    Cost: Donation of one or more canned good

     

    Pink Droyd Performs Delicate Sound of Thunder | Mercury Ballroom

    With a combined Pink Floyd tribute band experience of over 40 years, Pink Droyd attempts to recreate the experience that was Pink Floyd. This live cast brings the music to life at a time when the appreciation of Pink Floyd has never been greater.
     
    When: November 19, 9 p.m.-midnight
    Where: Mercury Ballroom, 611 S. Fourth St.
    Website: Pink Droyd
    Cost: $16

     

    Whodunnit's "Murder on 34th Street" | Bristol Bar & Grille

    Santa’s workshop is bustling on the day before the big parade. His staff needs to check some last-minute details with Mr. Macy, but when they open his office door, they find Mr. Macy dead! But how is that possible? Everyone knows that only fictional characters exist, and they can’t die! Seating is limited, so reserve your seats early! Price includes dinner, show, tax and gratuity.
     
    When: November 19,6:30 p.m.
    Where: Bristol Bar & Grille Downtown, 614 W. Main St.
    Website: Murder on 34th Street
    Cost: $48


    Scrooge's Christmas Journey | Actors Theatre

    Join Scrooge as he travels through time meeting new and old friends along the way. Come out for a fun, hands-on exploration of the beloved world of A Christmas Carol. This workshop is best enjoyed by children 18 months to 5 years. However, siblings and older children are welcome to attend. (Please, only 2 adults for each ticketed child).

    When: November 19, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
    Where: Actors Theatre, 315 W. Market St.
    Website: Scrooge's Christmas Journey
    Cost: $10 for each child; adults free; registration required

     

    Joe Robinson | Zanzabar

    Twenty-five-year-old Australian Joe Robinson is considered uniquely gifted as a virtuoso guitarist and singer/songwriter. He walks a tightrope between the instrumental music that has put him in the spotlight and a unique fusion of vocally-based rock, blues, jazz and R&B that is entirely his own. Born in the backwoods of Temagog, on the mid-north coast of New South Wales, Australia, his six-string ability and compositional insight have already earned him a worldwide following.
     
    When: November 19, 8 p.m.-midnight
    Where: Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St.
    Website: Joe Robinson
    Cost: $8

     

    SUNDAY

    The Temptations & The Four Tops | Kentucky Center

    Experience a night of solid gold when The Temptations and The Four Tops, two of the greatest names in American music history, perform all of their classics.

    When: November 20, 7-9:30 p.m. 
    Where: The Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St.
    Website: Temptations & Four Tops
    Cost: $35+

     

    5th Annual St. Sours Day | Holy Grale

    Save the date and get ready to pucker up for this very special and sour Holy Grale holiday. On this incomparable occasion, the Grale will be tapping into their cellar reserves of all things sour, funky and wild.

    When: November 20, noon-10 p.m.
    Where: Holy Grale, 1034 Bardstown Road
    Website: St. Sours Day
    Cost: Free to attend

     

    25th Annual Holiday Festival | Little Sisters of the Poor St. Joseph's Home

    This Saturday, Little Sisters of the Poor are hosting their annual Holiday Festival & Chicken Dinner! There will be a bake sale, craft sale, auctions and raffles in addition to several games and booths.

    When: November 13, noon-6 p.m. 
    Where: St. Joseph's Home, 15 Audubon Plaza Drive
    Website: Holiday Festival

    Cost: Free to attend


    Louisville Youth Orchestra: Ex Machina | Brown Theatre

    The Louisville Youth Orchestra will perform at the Brown Theatre, featuring the Concert, Repertory and Symphony Orchestras of the LYO. Founded in 1958, the LYO provides an extraordinary musical experience for young people from grade school through age 21. There are nearly 350 musicians from 60 schools and 15 counties in the Louisville and Southern Indiana metro area.

    When: November 20, 4-6:30 p.m. 
    Where: Brown Theatre, 315 W. Broadway
    Website: LYO: Ex Machina
    Cost: $15

     

    Alanna Royale & Zach Longoria Project | The New Vintage

    The stage will be crowded at The New Vintage this Sunday! Alanna Royale, with seven members and Zach Longoria Project, with eleven, will perform.

    When: November 8:30 p.m.-midnight
    Where: The New Vintage, 2126 S. Preston St.
    Website: Alanna Royale & Zach Longoria Project
    Cost: $10

     

    2nd Annual Snowflake Shoppe | Jewish Community Center
    This year’s Snowflake Shoppe will feature nearly 80 vendors and encompass the entire first floor of The J. Gifts available for purchase will include leather goods, customized wreaths, monogrammed gifts, hand-painted glassware, wine accessories, local handmade jewelry, locally handcrafted soaps, pet items, toys, books, women and children’s clothing and accessories, home decor, Kentucky Proud items and more.

    When: November 20, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. 
    Where: Jewish Community Center, 3600 Dutchman's Lane
    Website: Snowflake Shoppe
    Cost: Free to attend

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