5 things to do in Louisville this weekend (12/18)


Speedy Ortiz
New Vintage
$10; 8 p.m.
Speedy Ortiz has a grunge-esque pop-rock sound that is definitely worth a listen. And once you’re hooked on the sound, tune in to the ambitious lyrics that will leave you pondering and wanting more.


Flea Off Market Indoor Bazaar
Louisville Executive Aviation
Free; 11 a.m.
Despite global warming’s best efforts, it’s getting a little too chilly to have the Flea Off Market outside. But that just means we get the chance to enjoy this event in a new location: a giant 1940s-era airplane hangar at Bowman Field. So this time around, everyone still gets to enjoy some delicious food and drink from local food trucks, as they treasure hunt through more than 200 vendors’ wares, just in a cool new dig.

Black Lives Matter Fashion Show
Tim Faulkner Gallery
$5; 2 p.m.
Designer Tiye Gardner decided that she wanted to add social justice to her fashion passion, which is why this fashion show not only includes designs by Gardner, Frances Lewis and Kara Mason, but also some words from Taylor Little about the Black Lives Matter movement, and some hip-hop by local poet/musician BRXTN.

Episode VII Benefit Concert 
Louis’s “The Ton”
$5; 4 p.m., 21+
Louisville has an eclectic mix of artists roaming around these days, which is why we have unique events like this one: a hip-hop show (with music by RMLLW2LLZ, Skull Avalanche and Ghost Bomb), held at a vintage motorcycle bar in Butchertown with a focus on the positive impact of hip-hop, that also benefits and encourages youth art programs within the community.


Ugly Christmas Sweater Brunch
Garage Bar
Free; 11 a.m.
I know it’s cold out there, but we can’t let the winter weather ruin our outdoor fun people! And that is why you need to don your ugliest winter sweater and come out to Garage Bar’s 3rd Annual Ugly Sweater Brunch. There will be drink specials, delicious grub, ping pong and a photo booth so you can immortalize your hideous taste in clothing. Enjoy!