FAIRS & FESTIVALS
Brown Hotel's 'Bridal Experience'
Friday, Jan. 18
Meet elite local vendors, gather ideas and sample wedding treats
Brides are invited to bring their friends and family. This premiere bridal showcase brings the full affair of a lavish reception in the hotel's famous Crystal Ballroom, designed to reflect the hottest trends in wedding day fashion and décor. Brides-to-be will meet with a select group of Louisville's best bridal vendors, enjoy a sampling of food and cocktails, and take in the unmatched beauty of a Brown Hotel wedding in an intimate atmosphere.
All styles, from classic to contemporary, will be represented . Admission is free for brides and guests are invited to join for $15 each. Pre-registration is greatly appreciated. For more information, call (502) 583-1234 or visit www.brownhotel.com
CONCERTS & MUSIC
Andrew Rhinehart: faculty guitar recital
Indiana University Southeast
Sunday, January 20 at 3:00pm
Recital Hall of the Paul W. Ogle Cultural and Community Center
4201 Grant Line Road in New Albany.
Admission is free
Included on the program will be the world premiere of INSIGHT for Solo Guitar by IU Southeast composer-in-residence, Erich Stem.
Dedicated to guitarist Andrew Rhinehart, INSIGHT is a multi-movement work that attempts to give a musical perspective of the balance between the release of energy and the creation of it through meditation.
Thumper & The Plaid Rabbits
January 18th at 9pm
with This, That and The Other
Tickets: $5 / *Free if you bring a blanket for the Wayside Mission!*
HEADLINERS Music Hall
1386 Lexington Road
Louisville, KY 40206
orKIDStra: Enchanted Classics
Saturday, January 19
The Brown Theatre
Tickets: 502-584-7777 or www.louisvilleorchestra.org
Be enchanted by the Louisville Orchestra as guest conductor Jason Weinberger returns to lead the Louisville Orchestra in fairy tale themed family concert. This performance is sure to delight young minds with works from Ravel's Mother Goose Suite to Stravinsky's Firebird Suite, and all will be inspired by the talent of the young Christopher Zhou on clarinet.@
THEATER, DANCE, & PERFORMANCES
"Nick and Corey Tells Some Stories"
The Bard's Town Theatre
1801 Bardstown Road
January 17-20, 24-27 (all shows at 7:30 PM)
Tickets: $10, http://thebardstown.com/ or (502) 749-5275
"Nick and Corey Tell Some Stories" is a collection of short plays written by Corey Music and Nick Potter. It follows its two titular characters, Nick and Corey, as they go throughout a wide-variety of adventures together. These adventures include becoming zombies, time traveling, robbing a bank, having a nice dining experience in a restaurant, ending the world, and many, many more. The show is fast-paced, and the laughs will be a-plenty.
"Flash Gordon: Space Soldiers" and "Commando Cody: Zombies of the Stratosphere"
The First Chapters
Friday 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! 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! www.thealleytheater.org
January 8 through February 16
Derby Dinner Playhouse, 525 Marriott Drive, Clarksville, IN
In the production Carol is being driven crazy by her charming monster of an ex-husband, Victor, and his young new wife, who try every trick in the book to end Carol's alimony.
To make things worse, Carol's quirky kids work at Victor's restaurant and she is sure he is bullying them to get to her.
When Carol has an affair with Victor's lawyer, they both decide Victor has to die!
This hilarious tale of deception focuses on the humor and drama of marriage.
For ticket information please call 812-288-8281 or visit http://www.derbydinner.com
January 17,18,19 and 20
Thursday - Saturday: 7:30 p.m.
Sunday matinees: 2:30 p.m.
Henry Clay Theatre, 604 South Third Street
$20 general admission, $17 for students and seniors
Actor's Choice will start the new year with a production of Kentucky's own Suzan-Lori Parks' highly celebrated and Pulitzer prize-winning play, Topdog/Underdog.
The play depicts the adult lives of two African-American brothers, Lincoln and Booth, as they cope with women, work, poverty, gambling, racism, and their troubled upbringings.
Tickets available by calling 502-495-8358
Flashdance: The Musical
Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm, Saturday matinee at 2:00 pm, Sunday matinee at 1:00 and Sunday evening at 6:30 pm.
The show features a score including the hit songs from the movie, all of which became Top Ten hits on the radio around the world including the Academy Award-winning title song "Flashdance - What a Feeling," "Maniac," "Gloria," "Manhunt," "I Love Rock & Roll." In addition to these hits, 16 brand new songs have been written for the stage
New Century Chamber Orchestra featuring Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg
Friday, January 18 - 8:00 pm
The concert will feature Romanza for Violin & String Orchestra, an edgy, high-intensity three-movement opus written with Salerno-Sonnenberg in mind, by composer William Bolcom.
Other works to be performed include Symphony No. 10 in B minor (Mendelssohn), Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 (Villa-Lobos), and Metamorphosen (R. Strauss).
EVENTS, EXHIBITS & FUN
Body World's Vital
Jan. 20-May 19
Kentucky Science Center
Vital presents a special collection of specimens designed to show visitors the essentials for human health and wellness. The exhibition includes whole-body plastinates, a large arrangement of individual organs, organ and arterial configurations and translucent slices that give a complete picture of how the human body works.
Vital tells the fascinating story how to best fight, manage and prevent life-threatening diseases -- such as cancer, diabetes, and heart ailments -- through healthy choices and lifestyle changes. Dr. Gunther von Hagens' BODY WORLDS exhibitions are the original anatomical exhibitions of real human bodies. They display authentic human bodies, willed by donors and preserved through plastination. The series is designed to educate the public about the human body and increase health awareness.
Tickets are now on sale! https://emuseum.expsoft.com/generaladmission.aspx or call 1-800-591-2203.
FLYING SQUIRREL SATURDAY
Saturday, January 19
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
FREE! in the Nature Center
Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve and Second Chances Wildlife Rehabilitation Center are having a fun family celebration for National Squirrel Appreciation Day. This event is free and donations are greatly appreciated.
Everyone will have the chance to meet Amelia and Harriet, the flying squirrels, who are members of Second Chances' family of education animals. You'll also learn all about squirrels, in general. Inquisitive people are welcomed. Please bring your questions about this commonly seen backyard creature.
NEW Magical Forest Dedication
Saturday, January 19 at 10:15 a.m.
Louisville Nature Center
We are dedicating the new Magical Forest toddler imagination station in the Nature Center, in memory of our dear friend, Joseph Yurt, an environmentalist, author, and nature educator. As developer and creator, his Children's Nature Guide web site was dedicated to childrens study of nature and environmental stewardship advocacy. He was a master of bringing nature "alive" by offering fun activities, crafts, and encouraging children to read more. Joe was a loyal volunteer at Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve and our visitors looked forward to seeing Joe, Ari the Squirrel, and his books at our gatherings and events. He always came up with new ideas to cultivate children's interest in nature and reading! Anne Scherer built the Magical Forest as her Gold Award Girl Scout Project. The phenomenal artwork is being done by Jean Smith, who is also a loyal volunteer and teacher at the Nature Preserve. Thank you both so very much.
Jeffersonville Ice Rink
Ice Rink Hours of Operation:
Friday, November 23rd - Sunday, January 27th:
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
Saturday, December 22nd - Ugly Christmas Sweater Party! - $2 off admission if you wear an "ugly" christmas sweater.
Bag of Hammers Beach Party
Jim Porter's Good Time Emporium
Jan 18 - 19 9pm
It's going to be a great way to beat the post-holiday blahs.
Get a bunch of friends together and come out to the hottest beach party this weekend!
FOOD & FUNDRAISERS
Saturday, January 19
Pirates and parrot heads party at the Seelbach to benefit the St. Mary's Center, which serves teens and adults with intellectual disabilities. Party includes Caribbean cuisine, live music, dance, silent and live auctions and chances to win big prizes. Info: www.saintmaryscenter.org
Begins Friday, January 18 at 9 p.m.
Ends Saturday, January 19 at 5 a.m.
Sacred Heart Academy gym
3175 Lexington Road, Bldg 21
Sacred Heart Academy seniors host an eight hour dance marathon to raise money for Project Africa. Seniors from Assumption, Trinity and Saint X pay to participate. The money goes to help the development of women and access to clean water in villages in Botswana, Cameroon and Senegal. Project Metsi to "water" in the Botswanian dialect of Setswana. www.sacredheartschools.org/academy
HOBBIES & INTERESTS
26th Annual Kentuckiana Farm Toy Show
January 18 6-9 p.m. & 19 9 a.m.-3p.m.
$2/person; 12 and under free
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.