Things To Do: Jan. 15-18

Things To Do: Jan. 15-18

Film Adaptations of Emma
Jan. 17 at 2 p.m.
Historic Locust Grove
561 Blankenbaker Lane, Louisville, Ky. 40207

Fans of classic literature would enjoy this 200th anniversary celebration of Jane Austen’s Emma, a novel about the trials and tribulations of a natural matchmaker. University of Louisville professor Ms. Karen Hundley will guide the audience through a tour of Hollywood’s takes on the classic novel.

“I Have a Dream” Film Screening
Jan. 18. with showings once every hour starting at 9:30 a.m.
Muhammad Ali Center
144 N 6th St, Louisville, Ky. 40202

The Muhammed Ali center play the “I Have a Dream” speech on repeat in their auditorium for those who want to reflect on the civil rights movement this Martin Luther King Day.

Keepers of the Dream
Jan. 17 at 5 p.m.
Kentucky Center for the Arts
501 West Main St., Louisville, Ky. 40202

Celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and impact at this preforming arts event. Performances will include spoken word, a recitation of Dr. King’s speech, music and dance. Present artists include the Louisville Leopard Percussionists, River City Drum Corps, dancers and violinists from the Chestnut Street YMCA and more. Mayor Fischer will present his annual Freedom Award to a community member who has served as an advocate for equality.

Jan. 16 at 8 p.m.
Prices vary
Kentucky Yum! Center
One Arena Plaza, Louisville, Ky. 40202

Spend the night dancing away to pop hits from Material Girl Madonna’s 30-year career. This concert would be an enjoyable family or mother/daughter night, as Madonna’s music entertains multiple generations.

San Fermin
Jan. 16 at 8p.m.
KCD Theater
4100 Springdale Road, Louisville, Ky. 40241

Watch the eight-piece, Brooklyn-based baroque pop band perform songs from their two striking albums in the indie charts. Their sound harmonizes classical instruments and hip beats, pleasing the ears. The band includes composer and Yale graduate Ellis Ludwig-Leone, who has worked with composers for Sufjan Stevens, Grizzly Bear and other artists on the indie music scene.

The Americans with the Quiet Hollers
Jan. 15 at 9 p.m.
The New Vintage
2126 South Preston St., Louisville, Ky. 40202

Get your Friday night plans covered with this fresh take on Americana. The Americans, a Los Angeles band, vitalize the acoustic guitar with rustic undertones. The Louisville native band the Quiet Hollers blends indie folk with classic alternative tones, echoing the sounds of Shakey Graves. These bands will bring anyone back to America’s roots at this intimate venue.

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