Here’s what you can do in the Louisville area this week:
Top January 2022 events
Kentucky Bridal and Wedding Expo. West Wing and Pavilion, Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Features a bridal fashion show, live DJ and band demonstrations, vendors and wedding professionals to help plan your wedding. Cash prizes and giveaways throughout the weekend. Admission is free. 502-367-5000; kyexpo.org.
Kentucky Classic. South Hall B, Kentucky International Convention Center, 221 S. the St., 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 7-8; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. USA Gymnastics sanctioned competition. $20 for a weekend pass or $15 each day. kyconvention.org.
Holiday Tree Recycling. Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, 2075 Clermont Road, Clermont, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Jan. 31. Bernheim’s entrance. 502-955-8512 bernheim.org.
“Drive My Car” (Doraibu mai kâ). Speed Museum, 2035 South Third St., 6 p.m. Friday; 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday; noon Sunday.The story of a renowned stage actor and director, receives an offer to direct a production of Uncle Vanya at a theater festival in Hiroshima. Mask required. $12, $8 Speed members. speedmuseum.org.
“Bree Wayy: Promise, Witness, Remembrance.” Speed Museum, 2035 South Third St., 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The documentary looks at how the art world responded to the murder of Breonna Taylor through Amy Sherald’s portrait and the development of the Speed Art Museum’s Promise Witness Remembrance exhibition. Recommended for ages 14 and older. Mask required. Free. speedmuseum.org.
University of Louisville Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Panthers. KFC Yum! Center, One Arena Plaza, 7 p.m. Thursday. Women’s basketball. Tickets start at $5. gocards.com; ticketmaster.com.
Bellarmine University vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels. Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, 2 p.m. Saturday. Women’s basketball. $10. 502-367-5000.
Bellarmine University vs Eastern Kentucky Colonels. Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, 7 p.m. Saturday. Men’s basketball. $15, $20 and $25 reserved seating. 502-367-5000.
Bellarmine University vs Central Arkansas Bears. Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Men’s basketball. $15, $20 and $25 reserved seating. 502-367-5000.
Bellarmine University vs Central Arkansas Bears. Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Women’s basketball. $10. 502-367-5000.
University of Louisville Cardinals vs North Carolina State University. KFC Yum! Center, One Arena Plaza, 9 p.m. Wednesday. Men’s basketball. Tickets start at $10. gocards.com; ticketmaster.com.
Locust Grove. 561 Blankenbaker Lane, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Ground tours are offered at 11 a.m. Thursday-Saturday. Self-guided tours of the Historic House will be offered at 30-minute intervals between noon-3 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. For more information: locustgrove.org.
Louisville Ghost Walks. A 90-minute walking tour of downtown Louisville’s most famous addresses of ghost stories, murder and mayhem. Fridays, 7 p.m. Meet at the corner of Fourth and Broadway, by the statue of Mr. Brown at the Brown Hotel. Admission $18. Reservation required. For more information, call 502-689-5117, email [email protected] or visit louisvilleghostwalkingtour.com.
More things to do in January
Waterfront Botanical Gardens Hours. 1435 Frankfort Ave., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday; noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. A limited number of guests will be allowed at any one time and the Graeser Family Education Center will be closed except for the restrooms. Admission is free. waterfrontgardens.org.
Kentucky Science Center. 727 W. Main St., starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Film: Turtle Odyssey will be shown at 10 a.m., 2 and 4 p.m. COVID-19 pre-screening before entering the building; face masks will be required for entry for everyone over 12 and masks are encouraged for those aged 6-11. Admission: $17 for ages 13 and older, $13 for ages 2-12. For more information, call 502-561-6100 or visit kysciencecenter.org.
Ashley McBryde: This Town Talks Tour. With Priscilla Block. Thursday, 8 p.m. Brown Theatre, 315 W. Broadway. Those attending must show a vaccination card or negative COVID test within 72 hours. Mask required. Tickets start at $25.74. kentuckyperformingarts.org.
Louisville Orchestra. Pianist Yuja Wang offers the world premiere of a concerto written by Teddy Abrams. Teddy Abrams, conductor. Part of the Coffee Series. Friday, 11 a.m., Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St. Those attending must show a vaccination card or negative COVID test within 72 hours. Mask required. Tickets start at $23.40. kentuckyperformingarts.org.
Kane Brown: Blessed & Free Tour. Performing modern country sounds. Friday, 7 p.m., KFC Yum! Center, One Arena Plaza. Tickets start at $22. ticketmaster.com.
Louisville Orchestra. Pianist Yuja Wang offers the world premiere of a concerto written by Teddy Abrams. Teddy Abrams, conductor. Part of the Classics Series. Saturday, 8 p.m., Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St. Those attending must show a vaccination card or negative COVID test within 72 hours. Mask required. Tickets start at $49.14. kentuckyperformingarts.org.
Born Cross Eye. Saturday, 8 p.m., Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Those attending must show a vaccination card or negative COVID test within 72 hours. Tickets start at $15. zanzabarlouisville.com.
Mood Ring Engagement. Saturday, 8 p.m., Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road. Headliners requires proof of full vaccination or a 48-hour negative test administered by a healthcare professional to enter the building. Additionally, masks are required for all staff and encouraged for all patrons. $10. headlinerslouisville.com.
Thursday. Saturday, 8 p.m., Forester’s Paristown Hall, 724 Brent St. Those attending must show a vaccination card or negative COVID test within 72 hours. Mask are required. Tickets start at $30. kentuckyperformingarts.org.
Momix Viva Momix. Celebrating their 40th Anniversary. The group combines athletic dance, music, outrageous costumes, inventive props, and talent to create an entertaining multimedia experience. Sunday,, 7 p.m., Brown Theatre, 315 W. Broadway. Those attending must show a vaccination card or negative COVID test within 72 hours. Mask required. Tickets start at $29.25. kentuckyperformingarts.org.
“Ali Summit.” Part of Actors Theatre of Louisville Humana Festival of New Plays. In 1967, world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali met with a group of the top black athletes in the country, who questioned him about his conscientious objection to serving in the Vietnam War. This virtual project is a collaboration between playwright Idris Goodwin, director Robert Barry Fleming, and the extended reality storytellers and immersive artists of Crux Cooperative. Streaming now. Recommended for ages 13 and older. Pay-What-You-Can. This means you can select the price you’d like to pay. Please consider the number of people that may stream this project with you, and select a price that works best for you. $15-$100. For more information on tickets or how to watch, visit ActorsTheatre.org; 502-584-1205.
“The Red Velvet Cake War.” Derby Dinner Playhouse presents this comedy about the Verdeens family reunion. Things spin out of control when a jaw-dropping, high-stakes wager is made on who bakes the best red velvet cake. Thursday-Saturday, 7:45 p.m.; Sunday, 1:30 and 7:45 p.m.; Wednesday, 1 and 7:45 p.m., at the playhouse, 525 Marriott Dr., Clarksville, Indiana. Ends Feb. 13. Tickets are $39-$49. 812-288-8281. derbydinner.com
StageOne Storytellers. The storybook program takes children’s favorite books and brings them to life. Books include: “Nobody Hugs a Cactus” by Carter Goodrich, “Maybe Tomorrow” by Charlotte Agell, and “Don’t Touch My Hair” by Shoree Miller. Saturday, 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Lincoln Elementary, 930 E. Main St. Mask required. Tickets start at $5. stageone.org/for-kids/storytellers.
More events this week
Kentucky Science Center: Do Science. The center is offering a series of videos that feature activities that can be done easily using things from around the house. A new activity will be released every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11 a.m. on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
- They also have at-home activities: STEM at Home, a collection of Challenger Center lessons and activities that can be modified and completed at home. Each STEM at Home category includes at least one at-home lesson. These activities require common household items or products that are available online. For more information, visit kysciencecenter.org.
Speed Art Museum: Speed Online. Features art activities; view films from the Speed Cinema; coloring page; Make Your Own Story, inspired by the exhibition Loose Nuts: Burt Hurley’s West End Story. Participants become the author, illustrator and creator of your own book and more. For more information, visit speedmueum.org.
Louisville Parks and Recreation Golf Courses: Golf courses are open from daylight to dark seven days a week. In the clubhouses, food service will be limited to take-out only. Bathrooms and touchpoints will be cleaned multiple times daily, and golf carts will be limited to a single rider per cart, with carts being thoroughly cleaned after each use. Golfers are encouraged to keep 6 feet away from each other during play, based on guidance from the Department of Health and Wellness.
- Bobby Nichols Golf Course, 4301 E. Pages Lane. 9 holes. 502-937-9051
- Charlie Vettiner Golf Course, 10207 Mary Dell Lane. 18 holes. 502-267-9958
- Cherokee Golf Course, 2501 Alexander Road. 9 holes. 502-458-9450
- Crescent Hill Golf Course, 3110 Brownsboro Road. 9 holes. 502-896-9193
- Iroquois Golf Course, 1501 Rundill Road. 18 holes. 502-363-9520
- Long Run Golf Course, 1605 Flat Rock Road. 18 holes. 502-245-9015
- Seneca Golf Course, 2300 Pee Wee Reese Blvd. 18 holes. 502-458-9298
- Shawnee Golf Course, 460 Northwestern Parkway. 18 holes. 502-776-9389
- Sun Valley Golf Course, 6505 Bethany Lane. 18 holes. 502-937-9228
- Quail Chase Golf Course, 7000 Cooper Chapel Road. 27 holes. 502-239-2110
Louisville Free Public Library is offering free digital services, including E-books, 160 popular magazines; At the Library series, a podcast featuring author talks, programs and events at the Louisville Free Public Library; Kanopy: a streaming video service that showcases more than 30,000 films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema; Lynda.com — an online learning resource offering more than 4,000 video courses covering everything from Microsoft Office to the Adobe Creative Suite, public speaking to business marketing, computer programming, IT management, photography, and more. For more information, visit lfpl.org.