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    Tattoos Against Cancer at Tattoo Charlie’s

    Tattoo Charlie’s is hosting their fourth annual Tattoos Against Cancer Benefit. All three studios will be doing cancer ribbon tattoos all day for charity. All proceeds with be donated to Meghan’s Mountain Charitable Foundation benefiting direct patient care for children and adults in our community. Meghan’s Mountain is a non-profit charitable foundation started by Meghan Steinberg, a cancer survivor who raises money for what she defines as “direct patient care”. All of their funds must directly benefit the cancer patient and his or her family members.

    November 17, check for times and details here

    Tattoo Charlies (all three locations)

    7904 Preston Hwy

    Louisville, KY 40219

    (502) 648-3791

    Suggested donation of $30

    Writing the Dirty Version: The Uncensored Story of Professors and Rappers

    Mickey Hess is professor of English at Rider University and the co-author (with Buddha Monk) of The Dirty Version: On Stage, in the Studio, and in the Streets with Ol' Dirty Bastard" (HarperCollins, 2014). “Writing The Dirty Version: The Uncensored Story of Professors and Rappers,” takes the reader behind the scenes to explores the sometimes uneasy translation of hip-hop onto library shelves and into college classrooms. Presented by Honors Student Council & Commonwealth Center for the Humanities

    November 17, 7 – 8 p.m.

    UofL, Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium

    2215 S. 3rd Street

    Louisville, KY 40208



    Temptations: 23rd Annual Holiday Gift Show at the Olmsted

    Temptations Holiday Gift Show, benefitting National Multiple Sclerosis Society, entices shopping for yourself or others showcasing antiques, clothing, gifts, photography, pillows, pottery, paper, stationary handbags, jewelry, foods and more! The MS Society will be hosting a penny social instead of a silent auction; people will be able to purchase tickets and place them in a jar in front of what they would like to win. Each day they will offer different items from the vendors. Come sing around their Orange Tree!

    November 18, 4 – 8 p.m.

    The Olmsted

    3701 Frankfort Avenue

    Louisville, KY 40206



    Phillip Phillips

    Behind The Light is the follow-up to Phillips’ hugely successful debut album, The World from the Side of the Moon, which spawned the single “Home,” one of the biggest tracks of 2012 with more than 5 million copies sold. The World from the Side of the Moon sold more than 1 million copies and debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and #1 on the Billboard Rock Album chart. Since winning season 11 of “American Idol,” Phillips has sold more than 2 million albums and more than 9 million singles.

    November 18, 6:30 – 11 p.m.

    Louisville Palace

    625 S 4th St

    Louisvile, Kentucky 40202


    $59.50 / $49.50 plus applicable fees (all seats reserved)

    A Bountiful Buy Local Thank You at the Monkey Wrench

    Louisville really wouldn't be Louisville without its great local businesses. Seriously, can you imagine the Derby City without its local shops, eateries and other offerings along Bardstown Road, Frankfort Avenue, East Market Street, Main Street -- really any street in the 'Ville? We sure can't. These businesses help give Louisville its flavor, its wonderful weirdness. And this is your chance to give back to them, by penning a little note showing your thanks. In the spirit of Thanksgiving and Small Business Saturday, come out to the Monkey Wrench -- definitely a great local hot spot -- tip back a cocktail, nom some complimentary apps (while they last) and put your thanks to paper using the cards, pens, typewriters and other fun that Yelp will have available. We'll send the cards out to the businesses after the event, and you will leave knowing that you're helping to brighten a local shop owner, restauranteur, entrepreneur's day.

    November 18, 6:30-9 p.m.

    The Monkey Wrench

    1025 Barret Ave

    Louisville, KY 40204

    (502) 582-2433


    #ThinkBig - Food Edition at NowSourcing Inc.

    We're pleased to announce the next chapter of #ThinkBig - this time we're all about food. Not about restaurants, but how to make Louisville a food / tech hub. We're blessed with so much food innovation in town that it's seemingly unstoppable. We'll be featuring the following speakers:

    Brian Wallace, President and Founder, NowSourcing, Inc.

    Brian Scantland, VP Development, Planning & Performance Improvement at Long John Silver's

    Steve Wehrheim, Ops Supervisor at 14 Foods (largest Dairy Queen franchisee)

    Charles St. Clair, most recently Chief Marketing Officer at Long John Silver's, currently pursuing multi-unit franchise

    Krey Keeney, Purchaser, Local & Specialty Produce at Creation Gardens.

    November 19, 6 – 8 p.m.

    NowSourcing Inc.

    9400 Williamsburg Plaza Suite 140

    Louisville, KY 40222

    (502) 442-7914


    3rd Holiday Runway Wednesdays at Varanese

    This Wednesday fashion show at Varanese will feature looks from Boutique Serendipity. Guests will enjoy a tableside fashion show featuring one-of-a-kind holiday ensembles and accessories, as well as half price bottles of wine, and live jazz music during each of the four shows.

    November 19, 6:30 – 9 p.m.


    2106 Frankfort Avenue

    Louisville, KY 40206

    (502) 899-9904

    Special Screening of Mockingjay at Tinseltown

    Actress and Louisville native Jennifer Lawrence is passionate about giving back to her hometown. This event offers patrons a chance to see her newest movie before it opens nationwide, and support one of her favorite Louisville charities. For over 50 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana has been in the forefront of youth development, working with young people from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Hunger Games character for the chance to be named “Best Dressed” and win an autographed poster. Jennifer has covered the costs of this special screening so that all proceeds will directly benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana. While she cannot attend the Louisville screening in person, Jennifer will be there in spirit. Karen Lawrence, Jennifer’s mother, and other family and friends will be in attendance

    November 19, 7 – 10 p.m.

    Cinemark Tinseltown USA

    4400 Towne Center Drive

    Louisville, KY 40241



    Tap Takeover! Tin Man Brewing at BBC St. Matthews

    Coming your way! Come out for our Tap Takeover on November 20th with Tin Man Brewing. We will have the Circuit Pilsner, Rivet Irish Red and the Overlord Imperial IPA. Fred Hillenbrand from Tin Man Brewing will join us at 4PM. Just arrived in Louisville. Remember, it's always beer thirty at BBC!

    November 20, 12 – 11:55 p.m.

    Bluegrass Brewing Co.-St. Matthews

    3929 Shelbyville Road

    Louisville, KY 40207



    Hubble Rumble in the Hood at Lilly’s Bistro

    Forks and knives - instead of leather jackets and chains - will be the accessories of choice on November 20 at an event that celebrates the legacy and birthday of former Louisville resident Edwin Hubble while raising funds for a planetarium-sponsored science program at Bloom Elementary School. Educators will be on hand during peak dining hours to chat with any diners that are interested in knowing more about Hubble's contributions to space exploration. After dinner, patrons can feast their eyes on delectable morsels in the sky as they join members of the Louisville Astronomical Society who will have telescopes set up on the sidewalk in front of Lilly's, weather permitting. Reservations are recommended but not required: 502-451-0447.

    November 20, 11 – 10 p.m.

    Lilly's Bistro

    1147 Bardstown Road

    Louisville, KY 40204



    Backroom Comedy at Impellizzeri’s downtown Nov 20

    Backroom Comedy is a weekly stand-up comedy show, featuring the regions best rising comedians and established headliners. The shows are held in the intimate and private back room of Impellizzeri's downtown location every Thursday at 9p.m. Seating begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 Arrive early, as these shows often sell out. 18+

    November 20, 9 – 11 p.m.

    Downtown Impellizzeri's

    110 West Main St.

    Louisville, KY 40202



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