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WINTER EVENTS

City of Jeffersonville Ice Rink

Noon-10pm
Jeffersonville Ice Rink
Ice Rink Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Noon-8pm Monday-Thursday 4-8pm Fridays 4-10pm Saturday - Noon-10pm
Christmas Eve - Noon-4 pm Christmas Day - Closed Friday, Saturday and Sundays only after January 5th**
January 26th Monday-Thursday 4-8pm Fridays 4-10pm Saturday - Noon-10pm Sunday - Noon-8pm Holiday Break Hours Sunday-Thursday - Noon-9pm (December 21st-January 3rd) Friday & Saturday - Noon-10pm (December 21st-January 3rd)
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 in December - Skate with Santa from 1-4pm

CONCERTS & MUSIC

"Roots Musicians" Ruthie Foster and Eric Bibb perform a the Clifton Center

Friday February 14 at 8 p.m.
Clifton Center
Tickets are $24 and can be purchased at www.cliftoncenter.org or at Carmichael's Bookstore on Frankfort Ave.
Ticket holders are invited to a pre-concert Valentine's Day party.

THEATER, DANCE, & PERFORMANCES


Comedian Nick Griffin Presents a Bitter-Themed Valentine's Event at The Bard

Friday, Feb 14 at 8:00 PM
Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door. Advanced tix available at thebardstown.com
A Bitter Valentine's-Themed Show...and who doesn't love that?
NIck has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman nine times, and has also been seen on Conan, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Comedy Central. Originally from Kansas City, Nick now lives in New York CIty, where he performs regularly at the Comedy Cellar.

Regional Premiere of Sam Shepard's - "Ages of the Moon"
Through February 23
Bunbury Theatre Company performs at The Henry Clay Theatre
3rd Floor 604 S. Third Street
For more information visit  www.bunburytheatre.org
The play takes place on the porch of an isolated Kentucky fishing shack, where Ames has been banished after his wife finds a note from a young girl scrawled on his Montana fishing map. Ames ( Patrick Tovatt) has summoned his best friend Byron (Matt Orme) from out west to console him on the night of a lunar eclipse. Over shots of Woodford Reserve, they hash out a hilarious shared past, in which neither man seems to clearly recall the other's presence. Their evening takes an unexpected twist at the end of a shotgun barrel, leaving both men to ponder their own mortality as they confront an unfathomably immense and empty universe.

EVENTS, EXHIBITS & FUN


Valentine's day goes retro at the Frazier Canteen

Friday February 14 7-10 p.m.
Dance cheek-to-cheek with big band sounds of the fourth annual Frazier Canteen.
Tickets are $50 a person, $45 for veterans and other military personnel, and Frazier Museum members.
For more information visit www.fraziermuseum.org

Grand Film Festival
February 15
All-day pass costs $5
This February the Arts Council of Southern Indiana moves into film with the Grand Film Festival. The festival highlights the native filmmakers and the educational programs offered by local colleges and universities.
Kohdy Woods, former ACSI intern and a filmmaker from Bellarmine University, will offer "The Julias Story" about the journey of an African immigrant as well as "The Search for Barney Bright" about the famous Louisville sculptor. A shining example from the Purdue College of Technology comes the animated short "I M Possible." Filmmakers Prasad Kamalakar Narse, Muunuu Nainaa headed a visual effects team that included Brandon Clements. They utilized sophisticated computers in Savannah, Georgia to process their images and achieved Disney quality effects. Other student films are from Indiana University Southeast, Ivy Tech, and Hanover College.

The Indiana Reptile Breeders Expo is coming back to Clarksville, IN
Sunday Feb 16th
Our next Indiana Reptile Breeders Expo is at the Tri county Shrine club 701 Potters Ln, Clarksville, IN. 47129 just across the bridge from Louisville, Free Parking
Addmission only $5.00. Children 10 and under free!
Many people are discovering the joys and benefits of owning exotic pets. Come to this show and find out why! We will be offering a wide variety of exotics including: Chameleons, Geckos, Spiders, Snakes, Turtles, Frogs,
Along with many more exotic pets, supplies and feeders.
Come out and see a wide selection of exotic pets, as well as the equipment and information needed to provide proper care for your exotic.

Thomas Edison House to Celebrate Master Inventor's 167th Birthday
Thomas Edison turns 167 this month - and Louisville is throwing a birthday party for the celebrated inventor and scientist. The historic Thomas Edison House, located at 729 E. Washington St. in Butchertown, will host a day-long birthday party on Saturday, February 15, 2014 that includes a cake shaped like a light bulb. The party will begin at 10:00am and last until 3:00pm. Admission is half price for adults and children under 12 are FREE.
For more information, visit edisonhouse.org or call the Historic Homes Foundation at (502)

Louisville Comedy Underground

Wednesdays at 8PM, join us as the best of the Louisville area (and beyond) showcase to see who will be the next winner of The Louisville Comedy Underground. Bringing their A-Game to show off for the audience and the club bookers, The Louisville Comedy Underground comedians comedians are a mix of house pros and new talent looking for a shot. If anyone kills on The Louisville Comedy Underground, they earn the coveted position of club regular - and you will see them again soon.
Wednesday 2/12 - 7:45 PM - $5
Wednesday 2/19 - 7:45 PM - $5
Wednesday 2/26 - 7:45 PM - $5
Wednesday 3/5 - 7:45 PM - $5
Wednesday 3/12 - 7:45 PM - $5
Wednesday 3/19 - 7:45 PM - $5

16th Annual Jewish Film Festival
Through February 23 at 7:30 p.m.
The Jewish Film Festival is back with a slate of provocative films and programming that explore the expansive and ever-changing notion of the Jewish culture.
A reception with dessert and coffee will be after the screenings.
Tickets for most films are re $8.50 in advance and $10 at the door, student tickets are $6.
For more information on locations, times and tickets visit www.jewishlouisville.org/

Museum Row on Main Announces $5 February

Some of Louisville's top downtown attractions have a special deal for Kentucky and Indiana residents: $5 admission at each attraction for the month of February.
The promotion encourages locals to enjoy these wonderful attractions that are close to home. Thanks to $5 February, Kentucky and Indiana residents can escape a dreary, cold winter day and take advantage of world-class, indoor entertainment without having to travel very far or spend a lot of money.
The following Museum Row on Main partners will offer the discount all month long.
-Frazier History Museum
-Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
-Kentucky Show!
-Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory
-Muhammad Ali Center
To take advantage of the offer guests must show proof of residency in Kentucky or Indiana, such as a driver's license or alternate ID while purchasing tickets.  
Others in the party will also receive the $5 admission, a substantial savings over $9 - $13 regular ticket prices.  
The special offer cannot be combined with other discounts, and does not apply to special tours or events.

French Film Festival offers free screenings, discussions
"Sister," 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 13 and 2 p.m. Feb. 14
"Monsieur Lazhar," 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 20 and 2 p.m. Feb. 21
"The Minister," 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Feb. 27 and 2 p.m. Feb. 28
"The Rabbi's Cat," 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. March 6 and 2 p.m. March 7.   
Free, public screenings and discussions of five award-winning films highlight the February and March visit of the Tournées French Film Festival to the University of Louisville.
For more information, contact Tracy Heightchew at 502-852-8977 or tracy.heightchew@louisville.edu.

Dear Mr. Mandela, Dear Mrs. Parks: Children's Letters, Global Lessons
Muhammad Ali Center
Through February 28
An inspiring new exhibit sparked by the incredible number of letters that children had written to these two well-known and beloved human rights leaders.   In addition to a display of the children's letters, the exhibit also includes letter writing stations where visitors of all ages can write letters to Parks, Mandela, Muhammad Ali, or other people who they feel have made a positive change in their lives, their communities, or the world.

Pinball to Pixels
Louisville Slugger Museum
Through February 18
From Tecmo Bowl to RBI Baseball to Mike Tyson's Punch Out!!, favorite gaming classics dating from 1970 - 1999 will be on display and ready for action in this hands-on show highlighting the most popular sports-themed arcade, console, and pinball games.
Exhibit is free with admission.
All guests receive a free souvenir mini-bat at the end of the factory tour.

U of L Faculty Exhibition
Cressman Center for Visual Arts
Jan 17 through March 8
Wednesday - Friday: 11 am - 6pm
Saturday: 11am - 3pm
100 E. Main Street
Recent work by 18 fine arts faculty members will go on display.  Media represented include painting, photography, digital video, sculpture, glass, textiles, mixed media and installations.

Louisville and the Great War Special Exhibit
January 11 through June 8
Conrad-Caldwell House Museum
In honor of the 100th anniversary to the start of WWI, several local collectors and other organizations are allowing their collections to go on display at the Conrad-Caldwell House. The exhibit is on the third floor.
Tours are $10 for adults, $6 for Seniors and children

Kids get in free at Newport Aquarium during Winter Family Days
Through February 28
Newport Aquarium, the 'No. 1 aquarium in the country according to USA Todays 10Best.com <http://www.10best.com/TravelAwards/Vote/best-aquariums/ is pleased to announce the return of Winter Family Days, when two children are admitted FREE with each full-priced adult ticket.*
This family-favorite offer will be available from Jan. 8 through Feb. 28, 2014, during which time the aquarium will open one hour early at 9 a.m. every Saturday and holiday weekend.
Your kids will have fun inside our 74-degree climate-controlled facility, no matter the weather outside. At Newport Aquarium there is always more new to see and do.
White Gators - Visit the Rainforest exhibit to see two of the rarest animals in the world - a pair of mystical white American alligators. Snowball and Snowflake are two of less than 100 white alligators in the world and will be at Newport Aquarium through the end of February.
Surrounded by Sharks - Walk through a 385,000-gallon tank filled with four rare and exotic shark rays - the largest collection of shark rays in the world - as well as tiger sharks, zebra sharks, stingrays, and a curious 200-pound loggerhead sea turtle named Denver.
The Frog Bog - Your kids have never seen frogs like this before. Kids will see secret frog tanks visible only when they climb through tunnels and tubes in our kids-only Frog Bog jungle gym. The Frog Bog is the largest exhibit of its kind in the Midwest with nearly 20 species of exotic frogs
Gator Alley - Showcasing eight species of crocodilians from four continents, Gator Alley is one of the most diverse collections of crocodilian species in the country. It's also the home of Mighty Mike - who at 14-feet long and 800 pounds is the biggest and baddest alligator in the country outside of Florida.
Jellyfish Gallery - Marvel at the largest and coolest jellyfish exhibit in the Midwest. You will be mesmerized and amazed by more than one hundred jellyfish.
Kroger Penguin Palooza - With five different species, it boasts one of the most diverse collections of cold-weather penguins in the country.
Newport Aquarium is located in Newport, Ky. across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, Ohio. Newport Aquarium was named a 2013 top U.S. aquarium by Travel Channel <http://www.travelchannel.com/interests/family/articles/best-us-aquariums-by-region>.
A top tri-state destination, the state-of-the-art facility is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), a leader in global wildlife conservation.
You can purchase tickets by visiting www.NewportAquarium.com <http://www.NewportAquarium.com, or through our toll-free phone number, 1-800-406-FISH (3474).

JCC Patio Gallery on Fire
Through February 18
The Patio Gallery at the JCC will present work by members of PYRO Gallery in its next exhibition running with an opening reception Jan. 12 from 2-4 p.m.
Patio Gallery hours are Sun. 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. and Fri. 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
For more information visit www.jewishlouisville.org

We'll Wear a Jolly Crown
Through March 22
5-10 p.m.
Local Speed
822 East Market Street
The exhibit explores the idea of existence, what it means "to be", and death. Gues curator, Aaron Skolnick, has selected five artists whose work explores these concepts through a variety of media.
The exhibition is free and open to the public.

The Eye of Napoleon
Through February 9
The Frazier History Museum
Adults, $18.50; Students, $14.50; Children, $6.00; Member Adult, $8.00; Member Child, No Charge
With over 200 works of Napoleon Bonaparte's paintings, sculpture, jewels, books, furniture and vintage clothing, The Eye of Napoleon is living proof the infamous and ruthless Emperor of France was a complex man.
With royal palaces to furnish, and lavish gifts to amass for multiple wives, lovers and family members, Napoleon's great taste was a powerful asset personally and politically.
See more at: http://www.fraziermuseum.org/the-eye-of-napoleon

HOBBIES & INTERESTS

Cutting-Edge Products And Future of Farming Showcased at the 2014 National Farm Machinery Show
Feb. 12-15
For 49 years, the National Farm Machinery Show has offered the most complete selection of cutting-edge agricultural products, equipment and services available in the farming industry. At this year's show, farmers and business professionals from around the world will gain knowledge and hands-on access to various technological advancements needed for the upcoming farming season.
The 1.2 million square feet of the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville will be completely filled with 860 exhibitors, making it the country's largest indoor farm show. Nearly every major line of farming equipment will be on display allowing attendees to compare products side by side. The most innovative technology and new product launches will be available to agribusiness professionals, as well as alternative energy information and solutions to the challenges facing today's agribusiness industry.

COMMUNITY & HEALTH

Hardin Memorial Hospital celebrates 60 years
Friday February 14th 3:30-5:30 p.m.
HMH's 5th floor auditorium

Valentine Hike at Jefferson Memorial Forest
Friday February 14 at 7 p.m.
Couple will be treated to a romantic candle-lit hike that ends with a view of Louisville's lights from the scenic Manor House where couples will enjoy hot beverages, rich deserts, and coziness.
Tickets are $30

Mayor's Youth Opportunity Showcase
Saturday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Kentucky International Convention Center.
This job fair for young adults, ages 16-21, is sponsored by Louisville Metro Government, Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, KentuckianaWorks Youth Career Center and KentuckianaWorks.

A Taste of Yoga
Sunday February 16
Rainbow Blossom hosts a Taste of Yoga and introduces participants to various styles of yoga.
There will be 19 classes offered. Classes are open to all levels of students from beginners to advanced.
3046 Bardstown Road

FOOD AND FUNDRAISERS

No Kill Louisville's 4th Annual Benefit for Animals in Need in Shelby Co.
Friday February 14 at 6 p.m.
Claudia Sander Dinner House
Event features buffet, silent auction, dancing and live music
Tickets are $45 and can be purchased at www.5rescues.org

Valentine's Date at the Fire Museum
Friday February 14
Vintage Fire Museum on 723 Spring Street New Albany, IN
Dinner includes a photo taken with a vintage fire truck, a package of Schimpff's candies, and a change to explore the museum.
Cost is $20 per couple
Additional photos are $2 and $5

A Romantic Valentine's Dinner at Historic Whitehall

Friday February 14 at 7 p.m.
Featuresa delicious five course meal served by candlelight and prepared by Chef Gregoire Guiot of Mirabelle Gourmet Catering.
Tickets are $75 per person or $100 per person for a five course dinner with wine.
Please make reservations at whitehall@historichomes.org 

JDRF Promise Gala
February 15, 2014
Gala Dress Code - Black Tie Optional Cocktails and Silent Auction
6:00 PM Dinner, Program, Live Auction,
Fund a Cure - 8:00 PM
Emerald City After Party - 9:00 PM - ?
Live Band: HAPPY HOUR playing 9:30 - Midnight Featuring: Dessert and Coffee Bar, Cigar Lounge and Photo Booth by Magbooth
Theme and Decor: Emerald City with lounge furniture, dance floor and side vendor stations
Dress Code - Black Tie Optional Ticket Price: $50 advance, $75 at the door. Free to Gala guests.
Open Bar (liquor, beer and wine)

13th Annual PAWS for a Cold Wet Nose Gala
Saturday February 15
Mellwood Art Center
Cost is $45 or $20 person
Proceeds will benefit the No Kill Animal Shelter in Jeffersonville
Event will feature local bands and food.
Silent Auction and cash bar are also included.
For more information visit www.pawsforacoldwetnose.com

Varanese Hosts Taste of Love Aphrodisiac Dinner on Valentine's Weekend

Thursday, February 13th through Saturday, February 15th
Varanese Restaurant, located at 2106 Frankfort Avenue, will celebrate Valentine's Day by offering "A Taste of Love Aphrodisiac Dinner" . The dinner will include a special seductive menu of appetizers, entrees, and desserts that are comprised of aphrodisiac ingredients designed to stimulate the appetite and inspire the heart. All items can be ordered a la carte, and the regular menu (excluding sandwiches) will also be available. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (502) 899-9904 or emailing letsdine@varanese.com

UofL medical students host Feb. 13th St. Baldrick's event to raise funds for childhood cancer

Primping for a date with that special someone on Valentine's Day usually doesn't include choosing to go bald.
Yet that is what 13 students will do the day before, on Feb. 13, to show their support for kids with cancer and raise funds for pediatric cancer research.
The students will hold a St. Baldrick's head-shaving event Thursday, Feb. 13, at noon in the Health Sciences Center Auditorium, located on Preston Street between East Chestnut Street and East Muhammad Ali Boulevard. This is the third year that UofL medical students have hosted a St. Baldrick's event.
In exchange for donations, the students will have their heads shaved completely or will cut their ponytails to donate hair to make wigs for children who have lost their hair as a result of cancer treatment. The foundation has matched each participant with a child battling cancer to honor at the event.
The students hope to raise at least $10,000 and are currently taking donations for the event on their website.
Other giveaways are planned as well. The students are raffling off gift cards and other prizes donated by area merchants. Drawings for each prize will be held at the Feb. 13th event and winners do not need to be present to win

Clarksville Policeman's Ball
February 14 from 8 pm till midnight
The Clarksville Police Department Foundation will hold its annual Policeman's Ball on Valentines Day, at the Clarion Hotel (Formerly Holiday Inn Lakeview), 505 Marriott Drive, Clarksville.
Tickets are available for $30 per ticket or $50 per couple.
To purchase call Dana at 812-283-1509. The event will feature light snacks, a cash bar, live band and door prizes.

Squallis Puppeteers present Puppet Prom

Saturday- February 15th, 2014
· 6:00 - 11:00
· NEW LOCATION
1228 E. Breckinridge St.
Louisville, KY 40204
Live Puppet Show
Scott Carney sings prom hits
Silent Art Auction
Puppet Happenings & Activities
Sliding scale ticket price- minimum donation- $10, suggested adult price- $25

The Vernon Club is hosting Louisville's 2nd annual Gravy Cup Challenge
Sunday, Feb. 16th from noon to 4 pm
Proceeds will benefit the Boy's and Girl's Haven
Vernon Club 1575 Story Ave.
Tickets are $10 a person and can be purchased at www.gravycup.weebly.com

SPORTS, WALKS & RUN

Registration Open for Clarksville's Challenger Team

The Clarksville Challenger team is a special needs baseball team comprised of boys and girls of all ages.
This is a non-competitive league whose mission is simply to have fun playing the game of baseball.  Clarksville's Little League Park is home to one of Southern Indiana's only special needs baseball fields, the "Challenger Field".
We are expanding our league for 2014 and we are seeking interested players to join us. We play on Thursday evenings in May and June at the Clarksville Little League complex and we accept players from throughout Southern Indiana. Registration is currently underway and will conclude on March 9, 2014.
Families interested in registering their child up for the Clarksville Challenger Team should contact Mickey Higdon at 812-283-8443 or mickeyhigdon@twc.com  
Media interested in touring the field or interviewing the organizers should contact Ken Conklin with the Clarksville Parks Department at 812-283-1423 or kconklin@clarksvilleparks.com.
Additional Information & Pictures: http://www.clarksvilleparks.com/challenger-field.html

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