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    Louisville Magazine's Mad Masquerade

    Presented by Four Roses Bourbon

    Tomorrow night, Steampunk and Mad Max collide for a night of masks, music and madness at Louisville Magazine's Mad Masquerade, presented by Four Roses Bourbon! DJ Brios will keep the music pumping all night, and at 10 p.m., Maestro J will take the stage for a special performance. CirqueLouis will debut their newest acts, and Spettra will provide the dazzling visuals for all of it.

    VIPs get exclusive access to the mezzanine, a private bar/restrooms, a Four Roses bourbon tasting and complimentary hors d'oeuvres by SET at Theater Square!

    Cocktail attire is recommended, but costumes are welcome! And of course, masks are encouraged. Must be 21+ to attend.
    When: Friday, February 17, 9 p.m.-midnight
    Where: Louisville Palace, 625 S. Fourth St.
    Website: Mad Masquerade
    Cost: Online: $25 General & $50 VIP; At the Door: $30 General & $55 VIP


    Mad Masquerade After Party | SET at Theatre Square

    SET is hosting the official Mad Masquerade after party! When the clock strikes midnight, head across the street for drink specials and late-night snacks. All you need is your Masquerade ticket or wristband.
    When: Friday, February 17, midnight-2 a.m.
    Where: SET at Theatre Square, 630 S. Fourth St.
    Website: Masquerade After Party
    Cost: Free to attend


    Reading and Book Signing with Lara Elena Donnelly | Carmichael's

    This Friday, head to Carmichael's for a reading and book signing by Lara Elena Donnelly. Her fiction has won the Dell Magazine Award for Undergraduate Excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy. Her debut novel, Amberlough, is a fantasy/espionage thriller in which a double-agent schemes to protect his smuggler lover during the rise of a fascist government coup.
    When: Friday, February 17, 7 p.m.
    Where: Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Ave.
    Website: Reading and Book Signing
    Cost: Free to attend


    Moving Collective Presents: ID | Blackbox Theater

    Moving Collective, a non-profit contemporary dance organization, presents ID. This abstract dance will take the audience on a journey exploring the many facets of identity through seven vignettes.

    When: Friday-Sunday, February 17-18, 8 p.m. & February 19, 2 p.m.
    Where: Louisville Collegiate School Blackbox Theater, 2440 Grinstead Drive
    Website: Moving Collective Presents: ID

    Cost: $20

    Disney's The Little Mermaid | The Kentucky Center

    The Little Mermaid, based on the Disney animated film and hit Broadway musical, has come to the Kentucky Center! In a magical kingdom fathoms below, meet Ariel, the little mermaid who is tired of flipping her fins and longs to be part of the fascinating world on dry land. Dive on in! Life is the bubbles, under the sea!
    When: Friday-Sunday, February 17-19, times vary
    Where: The Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St.
    Website: The Little Mermaid
    Cost: $32+


    CHEW and Parlour | Monnik Beer Co.

    It's time to go space trucking with a couple of electrifying, hard-hitting, post-rock bands from the south midwest. CHEW and Parlour put on a dazzling display of other worldly musicianship and raw talent. Come check them out in the loft at Monnik.
    When: Friday, February 17, 9:30 p.m.-midnight
    Where: Monnik Beer Co., 1036 E. Burnett Ave.
    Website: CHEW + Parlour
    Cost: $5


    Waiting for Godot | Alley Theater

    In Samuel Becket’s classic existential exploration two men known as Vladimir and Estragon are waiting on a road by a lonely tree for a gentleman known only as Godot. Part of the play’s intrigue is the mystery of who these two gentlemen are and their relationship to the elusive Godot.
    When: Friday-Saturday, February 17-18, 8 p.m.
    Where: Alley Theater, 633 W. Main St.
    Website: Waiting for Godot
    Cost: $20


    KT Tunstall | The Kentucky Center

    Last year, KT Tunstall released her sixth studio recording, KIN, inspired by her journey of self-discovery and her new family of friends. The music is Folk/Pop, influenced by the anthemic choruses of Fleetwood Mac and the introspection of Joni Mitchell and Neil Young. Come hear her perform with special guest Kelvin Jones.
    When: Friday, February 17, 8 p.m.
    Where: The Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St.
    Website: KT Tunstall
    Cost: $27+



    2017 Shakespeare in Love Gala | 21c Louisville

    This Saturday is the fourth annual Shakespeare in Love Gala, benefiting Kentucky Shakespeare! There will be live music from a DJ and the Jerry Tolson Trio. Proof on Main will provide the hors d'oeuvres and desserts, and Brown-Forman will provide the cocktails. Cocktail attire is recommended - black and white suggested.
    When: Saturday, February 18, 8 p.m.-midnight
    Where: 21c Louisville, 700 W. Main St.
    Website: Shakespeare in Love
    Cost: $100+


    Asian New Year Dinner & Auction | Mellwood Arts Center

    Asia Institute-Crane House will celebrate the kick-off of their 30th anniversary, and the Year of the Rooster at the annual Asian New Year Dinner & Auction. This year’s event will bring together six of Louisville's Asian and Asian American chefs under the direction of Chef Peng Looi of Asiatique and August Moon Chinese Bistro. There will be performances from Louisville's Asian communities, as well as live and silent auctions. Attire is cocktail or Asian dress.

    When: Saturday, February 18, 6-10 p.m.
    Where: Mellwood Arts Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave.
    Website: Asian New Year Dinner & Auction
    Cost: $175


    Chocolate Lover's Weekend | Turtle Run Winery

    This Saturday and Sunday, Turtle Run Winery in Corydon is hosting a Chocolate Lover's Weekend. In the afternoon, pair incredible wines with savory chocolate treats. Also, they'll have all four port wines available instead of just one.
    When: Saturday-Sunday, February 18-19, noon-6 p.m.
    Where: Turtle Run Winery, St. Peters Church Road, IN 47112
    Website: Chocolate Lover's Weekend
    Cost: Free to attend


    See, Stop, Sketch | Speed Art Museum

    Sketching is for everyone — whether or not you think you can draw. The Speed’s weekly sketching program, See, Stop, Sketch, provides drawing materials and sketching prompts to guests every Saturday. Explore the galleries, look closely, and try different drawing techniques.

    When: Saturday, February 18, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Where: American Printing House for the Blind, 1839 Frankfort Ave.
    Website: See, Stop, Sketch
    Cost: Free with admission


    The Dark Side of the Wall: Beyond the Wall | Brown Theatre

    The Dark Side of the Wall’s 2016 production, Beyond the Wall, is an ambitious audiovisual journey through the later catalog of one of the most influential bands of the modern era. Beyond the Wall is more than a retelling of Pink Floyd’s grand journey, it is a celebration of what can happen when possibilities are endless, creativity is unleashed and personal conflict is channeled into imaginative expression.

    When: Saturday, February 18, 8-10:30 p.m.
    Where: Brown Theatre, 315 W. Broadway
    Website: Beyond the Wall
    Cost: $25+


    The Dreamer's Ball Gala | The Gramercy

    Dream With Wings' Annual Fundraiser and the Gramercy's signature event, the Dreamer's Ball Gala, will be held this Saturday. The magical evening begins with a cocktail & social hour. A decadent four-course meal provided by Wiltshire Pantry is then followed by silent and live auctions and fundraisers. Live entertainment provided by local entertaining favorites KUDMANI. Cocktail attire is recommended.

    When: Saturday, February 18, 6-11 p.m.
    Where: The Gramercy, 620 S. Third St.
    Website: Dreamer's Ball Gala
    Cost: $85+


    StageOne Presents Newsies | The Kentucky Center

    In this musical, homeless New York City newsboy Jack "Cowboy" Kelly befriends two newcomers to his trade, brothers David and Les Jacobs. When publisher Joseph Pulitzer sets new rules that make it harder for the young newspaper salesmen to make a buck, the boys go on strike. Bryan Denton, a journalist who's sympathetic to their plight, gives them some tips in public relations, as the newsboys' battle grips the city.

    When: Saturday, February 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Where: The Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St.
    Website: Newsies
    Cost: $6



    UofL's 80th Annual Fryberger Greek Sing | Louisville Palace

    Created in 1937, the Fryberger honors Mrs. Agnes Moore Fryberger, a faculty member who taught music at UofL. Each year, members of campus sororities and fraternities compete in this unique singing competition. Groups focus their creativity into full-scale musical productions, complete with elaborate costumes and choreography.

    When: Sunday, February 19, noon
    Where: Louisville Palace, 625 S. Fourth St.
    Website: 80th Annual Fryberger Sing
    Cost: $15


    Drag Me To Brunch! Benefit | Feast BBQ NuLu

    The Kentuckiana AIDS Alliance and The Derby City Sisters present Drag Me To Brunch!, a benefit for the Louisville AIDS Walk. They're going where no brunch has gone before. Feast's first brunch ever pairing our all-star cast with an all-star brunch all for just $30!

    When: Sunday, February 19, noon-4 p.m.
    Where: Feast BBQ NuLu, 909 E. Market St.
    Website: Drag Me To Brunch!
    Cost: $30


    Louisville Wedding Network's UofL Wedding Show | UofL Shelby Campus

    The Louisville Wedding Network wants to make your wedding planning experience as simple and enjoyable as possible, and so they offer shows free of charge to brides and grooms and guests. The shows are a fun and convenient way to meet a variety of the best vendors for your wedding! Don't miss their next show at the UofL Shelby Campus!
    When: Sunday, February 19, 2-4 p.m.
    Where: UofL Shelby Campus, 9001 Shelbyville Road
    Website: UofL Wedding Show
    Cost: Free to attend


    Stephen Lynch: The My Old Heart Tour | Mercury Ballroom

    Musician, comedian, actor and so much more! Stephen Lynch is guaranteed to entertain, so don't miss his My Old Heart Tour at Mercury this Sunday!

    When: Sunday, February 19, 7 p.m.
    Where: Mercury Ballroom, 611 S. Fourth St.
    Website: Stephen Lynch
    Cost: $30


    Kye's 13th Annual Bridal Show

    From intimate to expansive, find everything you need for your perfect day at Kye's Bridal Show. There will be various wedding professionals and caterers available to visit with you. Parking and admission are free!

    When: Sunday, February 19, noon-3 p.m.
    Where: Kye's, 500 Missouri Ave., Jeffersonville, IN 47130
    Website: Kye's Bridal Show
    Cost: Free to attend

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