Things to Du in the 502: Dec. 13-15



Participants dance in live Charlie Brown Christmas Rendition.

Jayvon Rankin

There are many fun things to do around Louisville this weekend, from live sports and concerts to Christmas plays. Here we tell you four events that we suggest that you check out this weekend. 

The Soul of Christmas – Motown Christmas

Sunday, Dec. 15

Characters from the production pose on the promotional flyer. Photo courtesy Motown Christmas.

Motown is coming to Louisville in a theatrical production hosted by the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts and sponsored by the Rush Towel & Faith Works Production.  They will showcase many renditions of Motown songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s, as well as “secular and iconic Christmas songs” such as “Silent Night” by the Temptations and “Jingle Bells” by The Miracles. All performances are live and will be accompanied by a live band. All ages and families welcome. Tickets are on sale on their website.

Louisville Men’s Basketball vs. Eastern Kentucky

Saturday, Dec. 14

The number one ranked Cardinals look to gain some momentum after a tough 13 point loss against defending NCAA runners-up Texas Tech. The Colonels look to rebound after losing four straight games and dropping significantly in the conference rankings. Tickets are now ranging from $50-100. 

The Brown-Forman Nutcracker

Sunday, Dec. 15

The lead ballerinas pose surrounding the main characters of the Nutcracker, Marie and the nutcracker. Photo Courtesy Louisville Ballet.

The traditional Nutcracker will be playing at the Kentucky Center for Performing Arts. This annual event will tell you the traditional nutcracker story, performed by the Louisville Ballet. There will also be a sensory-friendly production of the ballet for individuals with special needs. Tickets range from $20-100. For more information on both performances, check out their website.

Charlie Brown Christmas

Sunday, Dec. 15

The Charlie Brown Christmas play will be also be performed at The Brown Theater. This will be a live-action play and will feature all of the classic cartoon characters in a concert as well as the original music from Vince Guaraldi. It lasts about an hour and a half plus intermission. Tickets start at $25.