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    Celebrate the most important December Holiday (Repeal Day, of course!) and get your shopping done with our list of essential stuff to do in Lou this weekend.

    Martinis & Mistletoe Holiday Shopping

    This festive evening is a shopping marketplace for the best artisan made gifts from around the region. Special recipe martinis and regular martinis will be provided by Finlandia Vodka. The KMAC Shop features a unique selection of textiles, jewelry, wood, ceramics, glass and metal works of artwork by Kentucky and regional makers and artisans year round.

    December 4, 5 - 8 p.m.

    Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft

    715 W. Main Street

    Louisville, KY 40202

    kmacmuseum.org

    502-589-0102

    Free for members, $20 non-members

    The Voice-Tribune's Holiday Bash

    Come celebrate the anniversary of Repeal Day, a day early! See how bourbon is made with guided tours and samplings. Join us in the Speakeasy for appetizers from Sippin' Tea and music with DJ Jaybird of More Than Entertainment. Bring out your Flapper Dresses and Zoot Suits...Prohibition era clothing is welcome and appreciated!

    December 4, 5:30 - 8 p.m.

    Evan Williams Bourbon Experience

    528 W. Main Street

    Louisville, KY 40202

    facebook.com/events/894609077218108

    502-584-2114

    Free

    Sip & Shop with The Bourbon Women Association

    Enjoy an evening of bourbon sippin’, sponsored by Four Roses and Art Eatables with Four Roses’ master distiller, Jim Rutledge, who will be signing bottles.

    December 4, 5:30 - 8 p.m.

    Liquor Barn in Springhurst

    24301 Towne Center Dr.

    Louisville, KY 40241

    louisville.about.com/od/shoppingservices/fl/Sip-amp-Shop.htm

    502-292-9745

    Free, $10 donation requested

    SWIG at the Brown Hotel

    Toast the repeal of Prohibition with Louisville Magazine at the first annual SWIG tasting event, featuring local beers, bourbon, wine, and brandy. Also enjoy delicious local restaurant vendors. Come out and help celebrate what Kentucky does best, DRINKING!

    December 5, 6 - 9 p.m.

    Brown Hotel

    335 W Broadway

    Louisville, KY 40202

    eventbrite.com/e/swig-tickets-13524707765?aff=es2&rank=0

    502-625-0100

    $40

    Repeal Day Celebration at The Exchange Pub + Kitchen 

    The Exchange Pub + Kitchen is going back to 1933, and throwing the celebration of all celebrations. At 5:30 p.m. doors will open for dinner prepared by Executive Chef Robert Temple and his culinary team. Local Jazz trio during dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. At 8:30 p.m. Lounge 120 on the mezzanine level will open its doors for a special tasting event with Barrelhouse Distillery featuring Devil John Moonshine. Specialty cocktails will be prepared by the bar team and beverage director, Brian Keeler, of The Exchange. Live swing music with Billy Goat Strut Revue begins 10:30 p.m. 

    Any guests that joins us in 1930's attire will receive complimentary admission to the Celebration. At 10:30 pm The Old Forestor bourbon tasting room will open its doors and guests will receive complimentary tastings of Old Forester, Old Forester Signature. At 11 p.m. Lounge 120, a speakeasy if you will, will quietly open its doors. Admission granted by a secret password, which will be available in a hidden message on social media the week prior. Champagne toast at midnight sponsored by Korbel Champagne. Entertainment provided by ladies from The Va Va Vixens.

    December 5, 8:30-2:30 AM

    The Exchange pub + kitchen

    118 W. Main Street

    New Albany, IN 47150

    www.facebook.com/events/1521551248106719/

    812-948-6501

    $10, guests dressed in 1930's attire are free

    Repeal Day Speakeasy at Garage Bar

    Garage Bar is all about those classic cocktails and fancy facial hair. So much, in fact, that they’re throwing a speakeasy party in honor of Repeal Day. Come out for some throwback drinks and be sure to get that moustache wax out since they’ll be having a facial hair contest where the best look will win a $50 gift card to Garage Bar. Cheers!

    December 5, 5 - 10 p.m.

    Garage Bar

    700 E Market Street

    Louisville, KY 40202

    facebook.com/events/318038088390651/

    502-749-7100

    Free

    Postmodern Repeal Day Party at The Monkey Wrench

    It's time once again to celebrate the end of Prohibition! Our friends at Jim Beam are helping us remember this glorious imbibing holiday. Enjoy complimentary snacks during Happy Hour, Beam bourbon specials all day, the Bourbonville Buskars will play that night, vintage and period movies played all day, specialty Beam cocktails all night, and enough postmodern music to get your butt shaking. We will have stogies available, just ask our cigar girl. We'll be dressed up and so should you, just stop by The Nitty Gritty, they'll steer you in the right direction.

    December 5, 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.

    The Monkey Wrench

    1025 Barret Avenue

    Louisville, KY 40204

    www.facebook.com/events/640213872767696/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming&sid_reminder=3689620221456285696

    502-582-2433

    Free admission

    Repeal Day at Proof on Main

    The Repeal of Prohibition is the perfect reason to celebrate, and by celebrate we mean enjoying a few cocktails. Join Proof on Main in celebrating the end of Prohibition by partaking in libations from an era long ago. Bartenders in Prohibition-era dress will be serving classic, speakeasy cocktails. Costumes are encouraged; mustaches (provided by Proof) are appreciated.

    December 5, 7 - 11 p.m.

    Proof on Main

    702 West Main Street

    Louisville, KY 40202

    facebook.com/events/1490100531270445/?context=create&previousaction=create&source=49&sid_create=1472085798

    502-217-6360

    Free admission 

    Repeal Day Celebration at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience

    Celebrate Repeal Day inside the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience Prohibition Era Speakeasy Bar. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, educational Bourbon tastings, Bourbon-themed door prizes, and a cash bar complete with an assortment of beverages and specialty Prohibition cocktails. While Prohibition Era attire is not required, it is certainly encouraged, with prize packages being awarded for the most popular male and female costumes of the night.

    December 5, 5 - 9 p.m.

    Evan Williams Bourbon Experience

    528 West Main Street

    Louisville, KY 40202

    evanwilliams.com/visit.php?page=news&id=51

    502-272-2619

    Free

    Republic Bank First Friday Trolley Hop

    Start the month of right with the Republic Bank First Friday Trolley Hop, an art show, tourist attraction, street party and celebration of downtown Louisville.

    December 5, 5:00-11:00 PM

    Main, Market and Fourth Street

    Louisville, KY 40202

    louisvilledowntown.org/blog/2014/4/25/republic-bank-first-friday-trolley-hop

    502-584-6000

    Holiday Village at 4th Street Live!

    Visit the Holiday Village at 4th Street Live! this Saturday for a fun holiday shopping experience featuring over 15 various artisans, boutiques, and more. Enjoy live music and an opportunity to get your picture taken with Santa Claus!

    December 6, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

    4th Street Live!

    400 S. 4th Street

    Louisville, KY 40202

    4thstlive.com/events#event-1749

    Free

    Christmas Cookie Stroll

    Explore more than 25 downtown businesses and collect one cookie at each business (one cookie per business, per ticket) at the Christmas Cookie Stroll in downtown Jeffersonville!

    December 6, 12 - 3 p.m.

    Downtown Jeffersonville

    Spring Street

    Jeffersonville, IN 47130

    facebook.com/DowntownJeffersonville

    $3

    MidWest Rum Festival

    MidWest Rum Festival has finally made it’s way to Louisville! Join the producers of Taste of Rum Puerto Rico, the Official National Rum Fest for an event that originated in 2009 in Puerto Rico to promote Puerto Rican Rums to tourists. Since then it has become the official Rum Fest of the island and it has attracted thousands of tourists and local attendees. Be one of the first to celebrate this newly annual event!

    December 6, 3 - 8 p.m.

    Kentucky International Convention Center

    221 S 4th St

    Louisville, KY 40202

    midwestrumfest.com

    $28 - $60

    Free

    The Flea Off Market Holiday Bazaar Sunday

    Enjoy the Flea Off Market Holiday Bazaar in a different location! Two floors of handmade gifts and jewelry, puppets, records, books, pottery, and a wide selection of what our local maker community has to offer. Plus indoor food vendors, indoor bar, and live music!

    December 7, 12 - 6 p.m. and December 6, 12 - 7 p.m.

    Art Sanctuary

    1433 S Shelby St

    Louisville, KY 40217

    facebook.com/events/1545144069064055/?ref=44&unit_ref=suggested_events

    502-694-0637

    Free

    Sunday's Conrad-Caldwell Holiday Tea

    Conrad-Caldwell House Museum will be hosting it's 8th Annual Victorian Tea in conjunction with the Old Louisville Holiday Homes Tour. Set within the Conrad-Caldwell House, decked out in Holiday decor, this traditional Victorian Tea will feature sweet and savory treats as well as a selection of teas. All proceeds from this tea will benefit the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum. Space is limited to make sure to place your reservations early!

    December 7, 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

    Conrad/Caldwell House Museum

    1402 Saint James Ct

    Louisville, KY 40208

    conrad-caldwell.org/victorian-tea/

    502-636-5023

    $30

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