Things to do: Extended winter break edition

Marissa Mitchell

Things to do: Holiday Break Edition

Lights Under Louisville

Louisville Mega Cavern
1841 Taylor Ave
Louisville, KY 40213
Nov. 15 to Jan 1.
Mon-Fri 6pm-10pm, Sat-Sun 5pm-10pm
Price $25 per car http://www.louisvillemegacavern.com/ Drive your car with friends and family to see the Mega Cavern decorated with over 850 Christmas light displays.
“Once Upon a Holiday” Muhammad Ali Center 144 N. 6th Street Louisville, KY 40202 Nov. 29-Jan 5 $5 with student ID. Sun: Noon-5pm Tue-Sat: 9:30-5pm Closed Mon, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. “Once Upon a Holiday” exhibits how other cultures around the world celebrate their holidays. http://alicenter.org/exhibits-galleries

 

Ultra Pop! Christmas Party

960 Barrett Ave.
Louisville, KY
Friday, Dec. 20 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
http://www.terryharper.com/

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.”

 

Space Exploration Starts With YOU!
Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium
University of Louisville, Belknap Campus
Louisville, KY 40292

Friday, Jan. 3

7:00-8:00pm, free.
http://louisville.edu/planetarium

A free hands on workshop to start off the year filled with astronomical exploration. Bring a telescope if you have one to get tips on how to use it.

Saturday, Jan. 4
Louisville Winter Farmer’s Market
1007 E Jefferson St
Louisville, KY 40206
10:00am-12:30pm, free
https://www.facebook.com/LouisvilleWinterMarket

An indoor winters farmers market taking place in the Fresh Start Warehouse. Fresh produce, meat, and other assorted foods will be sold there.

Sunday, Jan. 5
An Evening with Downton Abbey
The Brennan House HIstoric Home
631 South 5th Street
Louisville, KY 40202
8:00-11:00pm, $20
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e8km8r2z032c6195&llr=mpgnlcdab

Come and enjoy a old style evening at the Brennan House Historic Home to watch the best historic British television shows.