Happy Faux-Friday and cheers to a short work week! Thanksgiving is a time to remind us of all the things we have to be thankful for. What are we thankful for? Family, friends, and each and every one of you, who are New2Lou.
So what’s on the radar this week? Plenty of great events to be thankful for! We’ve handpicked the best events in Lou just for you, who are New2Lou. Looking for more great events around town? Check out our calendar at new2lou.do502.com and don’t forget to give us a follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Never again will you find yourself out of the social loop.
Now - Friday (12/23) Fifth Third Bank’s A Christmas Carol - Kick off the holiday season by catching the holiday classic A Christmas Carol at Actors Theatre of Louisville. Watch the characters Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future come to life on the stage. The perfect way to get you in the holiday “spirit”. Tickets start at $25.
Thursday (11/26) Thanksgiving Day - Many of you will be traveling, but if you’re in town, we’ve got you covered with a few great Thanksgiving Day foodie options:Proof on Main, Butchertown Grocery, 8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen, Bristol Bar and Grille, Churchill Downs, Belle of Louisville, Galt House Hotel, Rivue, and Crowne Plaza Hotel. And check out Do502 How We Do Thanksgiving.
Friday (11/27) Light up Louisville - The city’s annual celebration launching the holiday season. Light Up Louisville is a full day of festivities including a 5k run/walk, Lots of Lights Parade, Santa’s Workshop, Holiday in the City, fireworks and Santa Claus himself turns on the holiday lights in downtown Louisville! 40 nights of lights, nightly light show set to music on 4th Street, continues through January 2nd.
Saturday (11/28) Small Business Saturday is this weekend! And we all know the benefits of shopping locally, right? Plus you get amazing one-of-a-kind gifts for your someone special. Locally LIBA is running a HoLOUdays contest where you can win $$ too! Spread The Weird by sharing your sweet local finds socially using #holLOUdays
Friday (11/25) - Saturday (12/24) Christmas Tree Lane at Waterfront Park - Looking for that perfect holiday tree, wreath, or garland? Head down to Waterfront Park to hand select your perfect holiday accessory. They’ll have lots of great tree and greenery selections including Scotch Pine, White Pine, Frazier Fir, Balsam Fir, Douglass Fir, and Spruce varieties from around the region.
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Tuesday (11/29) The Moth Storyslam - What’s the Moth? The Moth is a non-profit organization that features people telling true stories from their lives with no notes, power point or cheat sheets.The StorySLAM is The Moth’s wildcard series, welcoming any and all folks to share their five-minute stories onstage at Headliners Music Hall. Why not share your mad storytelling skills? We dare you. This month’s theme is NINE TO FIVE. Tickets are $8.
Tuesday (11/29) - Sunday (12/4) The Book of Mormon - Hailed by The New York Times as “the best musical of this century” and the winner of nine Tony Awards, The Book of Mormon is a must see. This outrageous musical comedy that follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Show runs through Sunday (12/4) and tickets start at $45.
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