FAIRS & FESTIVALS
Boar's Head and Yule Log FestivalDec. 29-30 from 5-8pm
At St. Paul United Methodist Church
Open to the public with free admission tickets
Festival celebrates triumph of good over evil
THEATER, DANCE & PERFORMANCES
"Flash Gordon: Space Soldiers" and "Commando Cody: Zombies of the Stratosphere"
The First Chapters
Friday November 30, 12/7, 12/14, 1/11, 1/18, & 1/25/13 at 10 p.m.
The Alley Theater, 1210 E Franklin Street
A new season brings new Sci-Fi adventures to late nights at The Alley Theater. We kick off things off this month with the first episode in the classic adventure serials, "Flash Gordon: Space Soldiers" and Commando Cody: Zombies of the Stratosphere"!
"Flash Gordon: Space Soldiers" is the original science fiction film serial featuring classic comic-strip hero Flash Gordon.
Told in 13 parts, the serial follows Flash as he attempts to stop the planet Mongo on its collision course with Earth and defeat Mongo's evil ruler, the merciless Emperor Ming!
"Commando Cody: Zombies of the Stratosphere" is the second Republic Pictures serial featuring the rocket-powered, high-flying adventurer Commando Cody.
Cody and his jetpack (with user-friendly "up" and "down" operational controls) must fight Martian invaders who aim to save the ecology of their dying planet by using a hydrogen bomb to blast Earth away from the Sun and have Mars take its place.
But gangsters, runaway trains, and giant robots stand between Cody and saving the earth!
We'll be doing each chapter in three-week installments on Friday nights over the course of the season, and doing them as only the Alley can. Breakneck action!
Bare-bones budget! Ridiculous props! Improvised hilarity!
Now through December 31
Derby Dinner Playhouse
Irving Berlins's White Christmas follows a couple of WWII GI's turned song and dance men as they pair up with a sister act to produce a Christmas Eve Show in an effort to save a struggling Vermont lodge owned by their former commanding officer.
EVENTS, EXHIBITS & FUN
Louisville Knife and Gun Show
Dec. 29-30 from 9am-5pm
At the KY Expo Center
Large selection of guns and knives available for selling, purchase and trade
Dec. 29 at 11am
at the Catholic Enrichment Center at 3146 W Broadway in Louisville
Event filled with music, prayer, African drumming and food
KY Flea Market New Year's Spectacular
Dec. 29-Jan. 1
Saturday: 10am-6pm; Sunday: 11am-6pm; Monday: 10am-6pm; Tuesday: 10am-5pm
At the KY Expo Center West Wing and Pavilion
Two wings filled with booths offering arts, crafts, antiques and collectibles
Christmas at the Galt House
November 17th - January 2nd
Monday-Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sundays: Noon - 6 p.m.
Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day: Noon-6 p.m.
Various Christmas themed activities, including a new train ride!
Diana: A Celebration
Saturday, September 15 through January 13
Frazier History Museum
$21.50 for adults
$19.50 for seniors
$10 for children
The 7,500 square foot exhibit explores the life and humanitarian work of Princess Diana, one of the 20th Century's most remarkable women.
Frazier History Museum
Starting at 2 p.m. the last Sunday of each month during the run of "Diana: A Celebration."
$45 per person, $40 for active museum members
In conjunction with the award-winning "Diana: A Celebration" exhibition, September 15 through January 13, the Frazier History Museum is hosting tea parties for little princesses and princes!
Children are invited to wear royal attire and experience a formal tea service and afternoon of fun activities, including a tea etiquette lesson, making fascinators, crown-shaped sugar cookie decoration, photo opportunities and more!
Tickets for this family-friendly event include delicious tea and pink lemonade, savories, sweets and scones from Sisters Tea Parlor, a tea sample from Sisters Tea Parlor for the adults (see details below) and access to the exquisite "Diana: A Celebration" exhibition. (Your event ticket grants you entry to the exhibition any time between 3 p.m. and 3:59 p.m. on the day of the event.)
Tickets also include a lesson on medieval princesses vs. modern day princesses (like Diana).
Well-behaved children will leave with a "Good Manners" certificate, courtesy of Sisters Tea Parlor.
Get your Princess Tea tickets by calling (502) 753-5663.
"Top Drawer: 150 Years of Bittners"
November 17 through January 1
The Frazier History Museum
The old world craftsmanship of handmade furniture from the 18th and 19th centuries is featured in the Frazier History Museum's latest temporary exhibition, "Top Drawer: 150 Years of Bittners."
The 4,000 square foot exhibition includes exquisite American, English and Continental furniture inspired by great monarchs and makers, as well as the story of how the political, cultural and social forces of these periods have inspired the aesthetic of our homes.
"Top Drawer" is included in regular museum admission, which is $10.50 for adults (15-59), $9.50 for military, $8.50 for seniors, $6 for children (5-14) and free for children 4 and under.
Lights under Louisville!
November 16th through December 30
The World's Only Underground Christmas Light Show to launch 4th Annual Event
Load up the kids and drive your own vehicle through 1.2 miles of underground passageways beneath the city of Louisville.
Presented by 5/3 Bank, this year, the show will feature more than 800 lit characters (many with animation), including more than 2,000,000 points of light.
In addition to bringing back the popular 12 Days of Christmas, we have also added several new themed areas, including a Kentucky Christmas and Snowball Mania.
For more information, visit www.LightsUnderLouisville.com or call (877) 614-6342.
The Polar Express™ 4-D Experience
November 17 - January 6
$5 per person, $4 for Louisville Zoo Members and $3 for a second experience
This holiday season Zoo guests can take their own journey and discover the magic of the holidays with The Polar Express™ 4-D Experience.
The 13-minute action-packed experience features special effects exclusive to the 4-D Theater experience.
Jeffersonville Ice Rink
Ice Rink Hours of Operation:
Friday, November 23rd-Sunday, January 27th:
Monday through Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
November 26th-December 21st:
Friday & Saturday, Noon-10pm
New Year's Eve - OPEN
New Year's Day - OPEN
Friday, Saturday and Sundays Only after January 6th
Ice Rink Prices:
$8 per person
$6 Group Rate (10 or more)
$2 Discount - Bring your own skates
Tuesdays - Eat Local Night (Kids skate for $4 with Jeffersonville Restaurant Receipt) Thursdays - Shop Local Night (Kids skate for $4 with Jeffersonville Merchant Receipt)
Fridays - Teen Night - DJ from 7-10pm
Sundays - Skate with Santa from 1-4pm
FOOD & FUNDRAISERS
Santa Claus at BLU Italian Grille
On Sundays in December - from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Kids, and kids at heart, can get their picture taken with Santa while enjoying the buffet and live jazz music from the Dave Clark Jazz Trio.
The "BLU Jazz & Fresh Pasta Brunch" features fresh house made pasta as well as an eggs benedict station and a fresh brick oven pizza bar.
Brunch is $22.95 per person, $11.50 (plus tax & gratuity) for children under 12 years old and free for children under 4 years old.
Seating for the BLU Christmas Dinner is at 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm. Dinner is $39 per person plus tax and gratuity, $19 for children under 12, complimentary for children under 4.
BLU Italian Grille is located inside the Louisville Marriott Downtown at 280 West Jefferson Street, Louisville, KY 40202.
SPORTS, WALKS & RUNS
Louisville Martial Arts Academy seminar
Saturday Dec. 29 from 2-pm
In the Jefferson Trade Center near Westport Rd. and Chamberlain Ln.
Cover tactics against active shooters, in response to Newtown shooting
Winter Farmers Market Saturdays from 9:30am-noon
First Presbyterian Church Gym, 222 Walnut Street, Jeffersonville, In.
Though farmers markets are generally associated with warmer weather, Jeffersonville has had a Winter Market for several years now.