January 2022 events calendar: 35+ things to do around Louisville this week

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Here's what you can do in the Louisville area this week:

Top January 2022 events

Progressive Insurance Louisville Boat, RV & Sportshow. South Wing ABC, East Hall, Kentucky Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, 12-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday,; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. This one-stop marketplace for outdoors enthusiasts features seminars, demonstrations, kid’s trout ponds and more. $12, free for ages 12 and younger. 502- 367-5000; kyexpo.org.

An Evening of Victorian Cocktails. Conrad-Caldwell House Museum, 1402 St. James Court., 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Brian Cushing, the Victorian Man, will lead a progressive cocktail tour through the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum. The evening will begin in the parlor with a traditional ladies drink; then a trip to the servant's hall with a sampling of a Victorian era working-class drink; ends with a gentleman’s drink in the billiards. Appetizers will be served. For ages 21 and older. $55. conrad-caldwell.org.

MakerPlace Workshop: Wood Working. Kentucky Science Center, 727 W. Main St., 1 p.m. Saturday. Participants will make laser-cut wood serving trays and then tailor them to your liking with acrylic-based wood stain, chemical wood burning, fabric fusing or all three. $20, $15 Kentucky Science Center members. kysciencecenter.org.

Winter Sound Walk. Louisville Nature Center, 3735 Illinois Ave., 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. On this walk learn about the soundscape of Beargrass Creek State Nature Preserve and discover the bio-phony, geophony, and anthrophony of a landscape. $10, free for LNC members. 502-458-1328; louisvillenaturecenter.org.

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Beginner Birding. Louisville Nature Center, 3735 Illinois Ave., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. On this hike learn how to identify some of Louisville’s beautiful birds. Participants will learn ID tips such as field marks, behavior, habitat, vocalizations and more. This is for all skill levels of birding, ages 12 and up. Binoculars recommended. $15, free for LNC members. 502-458-1328; louisvillenaturecenter.org.

Film

"The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers." Kentucky Science Center, 727 W. Main St., 7 p.m. Friday. Experience it on the Trilogy on 4-story screen. $10, $5 for Kentucky Science Center members. 502-561-6100.

Sports

Louisville basketball legend Russ Smith reacts to having his jersey retired during a halftime ceremony against Notre Dame at the YUM Center. Jan. 22, 2022
Louisville basketball legend Russ Smith reacts to having his jersey retired during a halftime ceremony against Notre Dame at the YUM Center. Jan. 22, 2022

University of Louisville Cardinals vs Florida State. KFC Yum! Center, One Arena Plaza, 8 p.m. Thursday. Women’s basketball. Tickets start at $5. gocards.com; ticketmaster.com.

University of Louisville Cardinals vs Duke. KFC Yum! Center, One Arena Plaza, noon Saturday. Men’s basketball. Tickets start at $48. gocards.com; ticketmaster.com.

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University of Louisville Cardinals vs Duke. KFC Yum! Center, One Arena Plaza, 4 p.m. Sunday. Women’s basketball. Tickets start at $5. gocards.com; ticketmaster.com.

University of Louisville Cardinals vs North Carolina. KFC Yum! Center, One Arena Plaza, 8 p.m. Tuesday. Men’s basketball. Tickets start at $29. gocards.com; ticketmaster.com.

Tours

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 LouGhstWalks@aol.com 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.

Concerts

Louisville Orchestra. “Pines of Rome.” Rei Hotoda, guest conductor. Works by Boulanger, Beethoven and Respighi. 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.

80’s Night with Vinyl Richie. Friday, 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 $12. zanzabarlouisville.com.

Back2Mac, Doorway. Friday, 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. Masks are required. $12 advance, $15 day of show. headlinerslouisville.com.

Louisville Orchestra. “Pines of Rome.” Rei Hotoda, guest conductor. Works by Boulanger, Beethoven and Respighi. Part of the Classic 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 $40.95. kentuckyperformingarts.org.

Violinist  Julia Noone, Louisville Orchestra assistant concertmaster. To continue performing during the pandemic, The Louisville Orchestra has moved to Paristown Hall and is practicing social distancing on stage, masked instruments (and performers) plexiglass barriers between musicians plus an altered configuration of where musicians are seat.
Violinist Julia Noone, Louisville Orchestra assistant concertmaster. To continue performing during the pandemic, The Louisville Orchestra has moved to Paristown Hall and is practicing social distancing on stage, masked instruments (and performers) plexiglass barriers between musicians plus an altered configuration of where musicians are seat.

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Tommy Emmanuel, Rob Ickes, Trey Hensley. Saturday, 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 $52.65. kentuckyperformingarts.org.

The Brook & the Bluff. 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 $17. zanzabarlouisville.com.

Todd Snider. Saturday and Sunday, 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. Masks are required. Sold out. headlinerslouisville.com.

The Four Horsemen: The Ultimate Tribute to Metallica. Saturday, 9 p.m., Mercury Ballroom, 611 S 4th St. Those attending must show a vaccination card or negative COVID test within 72 hours. Mask encouraged. Tickets start at $12. mercuryballroom.com.

The Ansyn Banks Group. “Legacy – An Homage to Louisville’s African American Musicians.” Part of the Louisville Jazz Society Signature Series. Sunday, 7 p.m., Pigment Gallery, Mellwood Art Center, 1860 Mellwood Ave. Mask are required. Due to staffing shortages, food and beverages from Danny Mac’s Pizza must be ordered as carry-out and brought in. Please arrive early if you wish to eat or drink. Admission: $15, $12 for Louisville Jazz Society Members, $10 for students with ID, $5 for Louisville Jazz Society Student Members. louisvillejazz.org/cal/legacy-an-homage-to-louisvilles-african-american-musicians.

Louisville Orchestra, Louisville Youth Orchestra. Conductors Doug Elmore and Nicholas Finch, and cellist Anita Graef. Part of the Gheens Great Expectations Concert Series. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St. Free. Those attending must show a vaccination card or negative COVID test within 72 hours. Free, no tickets required. kentuckyperformingarts.org.

Washed Out. Wednesday, 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. Masks required. $25. headlinerslouisville.com.

Theater

Actors Theatre of Louisville Director Robert Barry Fleming on Monday, July 20, 2020, with some of the innovative ways that ATL is innovating through the pandemic.
Actors Theatre of Louisville Director Robert Barry Fleming on Monday, July 20, 2020, with some of the innovative ways that ATL is innovating through the pandemic.

“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.

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“Ossietzky: A Peace Play.” This Bridge Theatre show tells the story of how Ossietzky went from struggling writer to Nobel Laureate, what it cost him, and why he wasn’t convinced he deserved the award. Thursday and Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m., Martin Experimental Theater, Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St. Ends Jan. 30. Those attending must show a vaccination card or negative COVID test within 72 hours. Mask required. Tickets start at $24.57. kentuckyperformingarts.org.

“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

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

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