Things to do: Dec. 20-22

Friday, Dec. 20

Ultra Pop! Christmas Party
960 Barrett Ave.
Louisville, KY
6-10pm, FREE
http://www.ultra-pop.com

Ultra Pop! is known as a popular “eye-candy” store in the Highlands. Local artists will be at this event, selling their work. There will be plenty of in-store sales, and raffles for customers to win prizes. There’s plenty of pop-culture items and unique collectables at Ultra Pop!. If that’s something that interests you, check it out!

Carlos Gamez de Francisco– Gallery @ Chapman Friedman Gallery
624 Main Street
Louisville, KY
6-9pm, FREE
http://www.carlosgamezdefrancisco.com

Leo Weekly claims that Francisco’s art is “fanciful and captivating.” His artwork varies from Japanese ink drawings to 17-century Spanish masterpieces to graphic novel illustrations. He was born in Cuba and moved to Louisville in 2009. He won the LVAA Norman Kohlepp Merit Award. If you’re interested in local art and artists, check out this gallery.

Saturday, Dec. 21

Final showing of “Twelfth Night” @ Walden Theatre
1123 Payne St.
Louisville, KY
http://www.new.savagerosetheatre.com
various times, $17, $14 for students and seniors

Written by William Shakespeare, “Twelfth Night” is a twisted comedy that could really be considered a soap opera. It’s set in a place called Illyria, where twins are separated by shipwreck, romance, pranks and confusion is all a part of this story. Shakespeare fans would especially enjoy this performance.

Thy Art is Murder w/ I Declare War, Kublai Khan, etc
The Vernon Club
1575 Story Avenue
Louisville, KY 40206
6pm, $10

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Thy Art is Murder is an Australian hard rock/metal band that has released two EP’s and two albums. Their current tour is titled “Hate Across America”, in reference to their most recent album titled “Hate”. Their Louisville show is the last show on the tour, so if you enjoy metal, you won’t want to miss this show.

Sunday, Dec. 22

The Kings of Christmas (closing performance) @ The Bard’s Town
1801 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY
7:30pm-9:15pm, $12-$17
http://www.thebardstown.com

The third annual (and final) showing of this Christmas comedy . Here’s the description: “It’s Christmas, and middle son Carter King has returned home for what he hopes will be his last family Christmas. 10 years after the death of his father (an Elvis-impersonating magician in Vegas), the family appears in shambles, and the mystery of a dead cat pervades the family gathering. Is the family cat dead? Will the ghost of Carter’s Elvis-impersonating magician father appear to save the day? Can Carter find the true meaning of Christmas?”
Playwright Doug Shcutte claims that the performance is “Like A Christmas Carol, if A Christmas Carol were written by an idiot.”