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    Festival of Trees and Lights | Slugger Field

    Come out for the 27th annual Festival of Trees & Lights! Hosted by the Kosair 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 Norton Children's Hospital. There will be free children's activities, a sweet shop and gift shop, a miniature train display
    and more holiday entertainment!
    When: November 11, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; November 12-13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Where: Slugger Field, 401 E. Main St.
    Website: Festival of Trees and Lights
    Cost: $8 adults; $5 children under 12 and seniors


    Jeptha Creed Distillery Grand Opening

    Jeptha Creed will be giving tours of their distillery on the hour. Come see how they are "Making Old Fashion New!" Each tour comes with a tasting of their products, which include bourbon (of course), moonshine and vodka. Even if you don’t have time for a tour, you can stop in for a cocktail at Jeptha's tasting bar! With a signature cocktail for each of their products, plus a few seasonal specials, you’re sure to find your new favorite drink.
    When: November 11, 2-6 p.m.
    Where: Jeptha Creed Distillery, 500 Gordon Lane, Shelbyville, KY 40065
    Website: Jeptha Creed
    Cost: Free to attend


    "Personal Stores of Pearl Harbor" Reception | Frazier Museum

    As part of Mayor Fischer’s Week of Valor, the Frazier History Museum is hosting a commemoration and opening reception of its newest exhibition, "A Morning that Changed the World: Personal Stories of Pearl Harbor." All veterans and active military are invited at no cost immediately following Louisville’s Veteran’s Day Parade. A performance by the Youth Performing Arts School Choir will kick off the event before words of inspiration from dignitaries and special guests.
    When: November 11, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
    Where: Frazier Museum, 829 W. Main St.
    Website: Personal Stories of Pearl Harbor
    Cost:  General museum admission; free for veterans


    Jim James and Dave Eggers | Play Dance Bar

    Teach Kentucky is proud to present Jim James of My Morning Jacket and Dave Eggers, author of "The Circle" and co-founder of 826 and Voice of Witness education non-profits, in a conversation around creativity, innovation and education.
    When: November 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
    Where: Play Dance Bar, 1101 E. Washington St.
    Website: Jim James + Dave Eggers
    Cost: $30+


    Louisville Orchestra: In the Spotlight | Jefferson Community Center

    Teddy Abrams conducts a concert that shines the spotlight on members of the Louisville Orchestra as soloists. Stepping into the spotlight are members of the string and woodwind sections to perform a concert of concertos. These musical works offer yet another dimension to the listener and the performer. The four soloists engage with one another to tell the musical story as well as engaging with the orchestra as a group or separately.

    When: November 11, 7:30 p.m.
    Where: Jeffersontown Community Center, 10617 Taylorsville Road
    Website: In the Spotlight
    Cost: $20


    Styx | Louisville Palace

    Tommy Shaw, James “JY” Young, Lawrence Gowan, Todd Sucherman and Ricky Phillips (along with the occasional surprise appearance by original bassist Chuck Panozzo) have performed more live shows since ’99 than all of the previous years of their career combined. Styx continues to conquer the planet, one venue at a time.

    When: November 11,  8 p.m.
    Where: Louisville Palace, 625 S. Fourth St.
    Website: Styx

    Cost: $78.50

    STOMP | The Kentucky Center

    Matchboxes, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more fill the stage with energizing beats at STOMP, the inventive and invigorating stage show that's dance, music and theatrical performance blended together in one electrifying rhythm.

    When: November 11,  8 p.m.; November 12, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
    Where: The Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St.
    Website: STOMP

    Cost: $35+



    NuLu Holiday Open House

    Saturday, November 12th, NuLu is hosting their annual Holiday Open House. The neighborhood will be buzzing with holiday cheer. Businesses will be offering sales and specials all day. There will be pop-up musicians, a performance from Commonwealth Theatre and the big man himself - Santa! He and Mrs. Claus will be there from noon-3 p.m., roaming the streets for photo ops. For the complete list of participating businesses (it's a big one), click the link below!
    When: November 12, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Where: NuLu, E. Market St.
    Website: NuLu Holiday Open House
    Cost: Free to attend


    Louisville Music Festival | KFC Yum! Center

    The KFC Yum! Center is excited to welcome the Louisville Music Festival this Saturday! The line-up includes artists such as Keith Sweat, Mint Condition, Ki-Ci & JoJo and more. Don't miss your chance to see them live in action!
    When: November 12, 8 p.m.-midnight
    Where: KFC Yum! Center, 1 Arena Plaza
    Website: Louisville Music Festival
    Cost: $52+


    The Ultimate Wine Run | Waterfront Park

    The Ultimate Wine Run is a highly anticipated & adventurous event held at the most beautiful vineyards and venues throughout the country. The evening will be packed with surprises. Some of the activities that will be on the itinerary are: a live DJ, dance floor, amazing food trucks and intriguing, fun rides. Oh yeah, and lots of wine, wine, and more wine. Bring all of your friends & family, lawn chairs & blankets & take a moment to experience an epic evening you’ll never forget. 

    When: November 12, 3-9 p.m.
    Where: Waterfront Park, 129 River Road
    Website: Ultimate Wine Run
    Cost: $20+


    Hosparus Gala Glow Lounge | Louisville Marriott Downtown

    Get dressed up and support Hosparus on November 12 by attending the Hosparus Gala Glow Lounge! The Glow Lounge is the best part of the gala! Guests will enjoy hors d'oeuvres, a premium open bar featuring Feast BBQ - Market St. NULU's famous bourbon slushies, a photo booth and music by Living Proof and Small Time Napoleon!
    When: November 12, 8:30 p.m.-midnight
    Where: Louisville Marriott Downtown, 280 W. Jefferson St.
    Website: Glow Lounge
    Cost: $50


    NaNoWriMo Write-In | Southwest Regional Library

    In celebration of National Novel Writing Month this November, Southwest Regional Library is hosting an after-hours write-in this Saturday. Participants can challenge themselves with hourly writing challenges, enjoy a selection of refreshments and learn more about the Louisville Free Public Library’s many resources for independent authors. There will also be an editing workshop and special guest speaker.
    When: November 12, 6 p.m.
    Where: Southwest Regional Library, 9725 Dixie Highway
    Website: NaNoWriMo Write-In
    Cost: Free to attend


    Improv Anoynmous Presents: Thank God That's Over | The Bard's Town

    This election season has been stressful, and no matter how it ends we all deserve a night of fun, comedy and food to unwind from it all. Join Improv Anonymous as they take over the lounge again at The Bard's Town. They'll bring their own special blend of short and long-form improv for a night that is sure to knock your socks off and tickle your funny bone.
    When: November 12,7:30-9:30 p.m.
    Where: The Bard's Town, 1801 Bardstown Road
    Website: Thank God That's Over
    Cost: $5 cash at the door

    Vessel | Headliners

    The Vessel you know today came together when some of the best players in Louisville at the time, each in successful bands, ended up jamming with each other. Their magic was easily recognizable, and their repertoire has grown to include over 100 original songs, ranging from bluegrass to funk to electronica and more.
    When: November 12, 8-10 p.m.
    Where: Headliners, 1386 Lexington Road
    Website: Vessel
    Cost: $10+


    The Brothers Osborne: The Dirt Rich Tour | Mercury Ballroom

    From the very start, TJ Osborne was the brother with the voice. He sang in a thick, low baritone, crooning like Johnny Cash long before he was even old enough to drive. Older brother John, on the other hand, was the family’s guitar shredder, his fingers capable of down-home bluegrass licks, arena-worthy rock riffs, country twang and everything in between. Combined, the two Osbornes could play everything from traditional country music to rock & roll, creating a broad, full-bodied sound.
    When: November 12, 8 p.m.
    Where: Mercury Ballroom, 611 S. Fourth St.
    Website: The Brothers Osborne
    Cost: $35+



    An Acoustic Evening with John Hiatt | The Kentucky Center

    John Hiatt, who the Los Angeles Times calls “…one of rock’s most astute singer-songwriters of the last 40 years,” released his 22nd studio album, Terms Of My Surrender, in 2014. The master lyricist and satirical storyteller’s songs have been recorded by artists as diverse as Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop and Rosanne Cash (#1 country hit, “The Way We Make A Broken Heart”). This Sunday, he'll play alongside special guest Christian Lee Hutson.
    When: November 13, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
    Where: The Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St.
    Website: John Hiatt
    Cost: $44+

    Cody Clark: A Different Way of Thinking | The Bard's Town 

    Cody Clark has a different way of thinking and seeing the world. Whether it’s finding the magic in an everyday moment, or creating an everyday moment in his magic, the magician’s art is never far from his mind. Cody discovered his love for magic at age 11, 9 years and 9 months after his parents discovered he had autism. Through stage magic and story, sleight of hand and journey of mind, Cody will show you the world through his eyes. Maybe you’ll find that his way of thinking isn’t all too different from yours.

    When: November 13, 7-8 p.m. 
    Where: The Bard's Town, 1801 Bardstown Road 
    Website: Cody Clark

    Cost: $15

    Flat12 6K & 12K Pack Run | Flat12 Bierworks

    This last run of the series will wrap up a great year with your choice of a 6k or 12k! The 6k will be a closed course; the 12k will be a partially closed course to include the Greenway Trail. Flat12 will add to the race with a few brewer obstacles to bring some fun to this final run. All runners will receive a koozie to keep your Flat 12 beers cold, as well as some other sponsor goodies! If you registered for the entire Six Pack Run Series, stick around for your bottle opener finisher medal!

    When: November 13, 9 a.m.-noon 
    Where: Start at Flat12 Bierworks, 130 W. Riverside Drive, Jeffersonville, IN 47130
    Website: Flat12 6K & 12K
    Cost: $20


    Eve Theater Company Presents: Kin | MeX Theater

    Kin is a humorous and revealing series of vignettes that provide insight into the details of a young couple’s emerging relationship through the eyes of their closest friends and relatives. Even though many of the characters never meet, and the couple themselves are rarely together, the play offers up a thoughtful and satisfying emotional journey that demonstrates how each individual’s experience resonates with others.

    When: November 13, 2:30-5 p.m. 
    Where: MeX Theater at The Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St.
    Website: Kin at MeX Theater
    Cost: $23 general admission


    Art Exhibit Opening | Galerie Hertz

    Come out to Galerie Hertz this Sunday for the opening reception for their newest art exhibits, "Night & Day," featuring artists Carolie Waite and Tom Pfannerstill, and "The Holiday Show," featuring Rachel L. Ray. The exhibits will run from Nov. 13th until Dec. 31st.

    When: November 13, 1-4 p.m. 
    Where: Galerie Hertz, 1253 S. Preston St.
    Website: Galerie Hertz
    Cost: Free to attend


    Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble Fall Showcase | Louisville Ballet Studios

    The Louisville Ballet Youth Ensemble invites you to their fall showcase! This showcase will include La Sylphide, Belle Nuit and Les Sylphides and will run approximately 40 minutes.

    When: November 13, 3-4 p.m. 
    Where: Louisville Ballet Studios, 315 E. Main St.
    Website: Ballet Fall Showcase
    Cost: $15

    Cover Image: Mace Photography, The Bard's Town Facebook

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