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    'Twas the week before Christmas and all through the week....you've been wondering what you're going to do this weekend. We've rounded up a few can't miss events. 

    Give-A-Jam to End Homelessness
    Don’t miss the 4th Annual Give-A-Jam to benefit the Coalition for the Homeless. The evening will feature live performances by local musicians and artists, soups from Louisville’s best chefs, a silent auction, cash bar and Grammy winner Tim O'Brien, who will host a private VIP concert at 5:30 p.m.
    December 18, 6 - 11 p.m.
    Clifton Center
    2117 Payne Street
    Louisville, KY 40206
    www.cliftoncenter.org
    (502) 896-8480
    $20, $25 with a t-shirt

    Healthy Cooking for the Holidays
    Making a dish for a holiday party? Come to Home Cooking for the Holidays’ cooking demonstrations and see how to make dishes that are healthier for you and your loved ones. Bring in your recipes and we'll give you some tips! Plus, see how serving size and portion control can keep the weight off.
    December 18, 12 - 1 P.M.
    Healthy Lifestyle Center at Medical Center Jewish Northeast
    2401 Terra Crossing Blvd
    Louisville, KY 40245
    (502) 210-4520
    Free

    All The Whos in Whoville at The Alley Theater
    If you missed your chance to see this sold out Christmas show in 2013, now is your chance to forgive yourself! In this timey-wimey parody/ tribute to two of our favorite Doctors, Who and Seuss, the citizens of Whoville are under threat from an old menace. But a Who of a different sort arrives to save Christmas Day! Get your tickets this year before they're gone.
    December 18, 7:30-9:45 PM
    The Alley Theater
    633 West Main Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    www.thealleytheater.org/show.aspx?name=whos14
    (502) 713-6178
    $12 - $20

    CARE-oke Christmas at Mercury Ballroom
    For anyone who dreams of being a rock star, West Sixth Brewing and the Forecastle Foundation are about to offer up that chance at their Care-oke Christmas, which will give would-be rock stars the chance to take the stage, choose a song, and be backed by a live band, for this first ever event. Participants can choose from over 100 songs, including everything from “Sweet Caroline” to “Ziggy Stardust” and more, then take to the Mercury Ballroom stage and perform backed by The Karaoke Machine, a live band from Southern Indiana. The event will feature DJ Matt Anthony, The Karaoke Machine, and a prize wheel with prizes ranging from Forecastle Foundation, West Sixth Brewing and Mercury Ballroom, and photos with Santa on the red carpet. All proceeds from the event will benefit The Forecastle Foundation.
    December 19, 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.
    Mercury Ballroom
    611 South 4th Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    www.forecastlefoundation.org
    (502) 583-4555
    $12

    Jalin Roze
    Hear local Louisville artist Jalin Roze perform at Headliners Music Hall with Bird Zoo, 1200, Skyscrapper Stereo, and Dr. Dundiff.
    December 19, 9 - 11:55 p.m.
    Headliners Music Hall
    1386 Lexington Road
    Louisville, KY 40206
    www.headlinerslouisville.com
    (502) 584-8088
    $12 advance, $15 day of

    Best Christmas Pageant Ever
    The Herdmans are the worst kids in the whole history of the world; they lie, steal and cheat. Now they have bullied their way into the church’s annual Christmas pageant! Expected to be the “worst pageant ever,” the whole town has gathered in anticipation, waiting to see how the Herdmans will ruin Christmas. Will the pageant be a disaster as everyone is expecting, or will the spirit of the season change the hearts and minds of the Herdman family? Back by popular demand; join StageOne for this raucous holiday event!
    December 20, 2p.m. & 5 p.m.
    Kentucky Center
    501 West Main Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    www.kentuckycenter.org/Stage-One/14-15/Best-Christmas-Pageant-Ever/12447#tab-show-information-link
    1-800-775-7777
    Ticket prices vary

    Disney Princesses Light Up Holiday Village
    Set off on an epic journey to Fourth Street Live!’s Holiday Village, where visitors will meet Disney’s Queen Elsa and Princess Anna from “Frozen”, Belle from “Beauty and the Beast” and Cinderella!  This special holiday event is part of Holiday Village at Fourth Street Live!, which features free photos with Santa, local artists and holiday-themed boutiques. This week, enjoy holiday-themed entertainment with AMPED Louisville and the Cardinal Carolers.
    December 20, 2 - 6 p.m.
    4th Street Live!
    400 S. 4th Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    www.4thstlive.com/events
    Free

    Dave Chappelle
    ​Don’t miss the hilarious comedian and actor, Dave Chappelle, as he makes a comical appearance at the Louisville Palace! You will be laughing the entire time.
    December 20, 7 - 9 p.m.
    Louisville Palace
    625 S. Fourth St
    Louisville, KY 40202
    www.louisvillepalace.com
    1-800-745-3000
    $55

    They Day They Shot John Lennon
    Presented by Actor's Choice Theatre, The Day They Shot John Lennon, takes place in the street in front of the Manhattan apartment house where John Lennon was shot to death. Deeply moved and shocked by this awful event, many New Yorkers spontaneously assembled there to pay tribute to their slain idol.
    December 21, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
    Kentucky Center, MeX Theater
    501 West Main Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    www.kentuckycenter.org/Events/The-Day-They-Shot-John-Lennon/12956#tab-performances-link
    1-800-775-7777
    $17

    Holiday Performance of the Louisville Master Chorale
    A Louisville Master Chorale tradition of Christmas at the Cathedral of the Assumption continues with the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah (including the popular Hallelujah chorus) plus Vivaldi’s wondrous Gloria. Two Carol Fantasies by Mack Wilburg will include the familiar Joy to the World and The First Noel. A pre-concert program with Dr. John Hale begins at 1:45. This concert has become a treasured part of the holiday season for many families.
    December 21, 2:30 - 4 p.m.
    Cathedral of the Assumption
    433 S. Fifth Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
    www.louisvillemasterchorale.org
    (502) 657-5248
    $25

    3rd Annual Eggnog 5k
    Sweaty Sheep, a group focused on the idea of making faith fun, relevant, and non-intimidating to people of all upbringings, will be hosting their 3rd annual Eggnog 5k at Waterfront Park. This is a family friendly afternoon event where individuals come dressed in their favorite Christmas attire to run/walk a 3.1 mile course (that challenges them with 4 eggnog chugging stations) while being serenaded with Christmas Carols, and then culminates with a dinner and optional Christmas service. Participants will run/walk the 5k alongside Sweaty Sheep's homeless friends.
    December 21, 3:30 - 6 p.m.
    Belle of Louisville at Waterfront Park
    401 West River Road
    Louisville, KY 40202
    headfirstperformance.com/FeaturedEvents/TabId/357/ArtMID/1016/ArticleID/3102/2014-Sweaty-Sheeps-Christmas-5K-Eggnog-Challenge-.aspx
    $15

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