TUESDAY, Nov. 16
Once Upon An Orchestra
St. Matthews Eline Library
Free | 6 p.m.
The Louisville Orchestra and the Louisville Free Public Library have teamed up for a new, free concert series. The “Once Upon an Orchestra” shows combine music-making and storytelling to introduce young children to the world of an orchestra. Louisville Orchestra musicians will play in small ensembles, while telling stories that will help the young ones be engaged and happy. Each 30 minute interactive concert is followed by a 30 minute activity that allows the children to build a musical instrument from recycled material. The shows started last week and run through this April. There will be three this week, with the next happening on Thursday, Nov. 18 at the Iroquois Library and another on Saturday, Nov. 20 at the Newberg library.
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 17
Kimmerly Martin debuts ‘Doctors and Friends’
Free | 7 p.m.
Emergency medicine doctor turned novelist Kimmerly Martin comes to Louisville to discuss her new book “Doctors and Friends.” The novel is about three friends from medical school whose lives are upended during a pandemic. In a twist, Martin wrote the book before our current, real-life COVID crisis.
THURSDAY, Nov. 18
Community Friends-Giving Festival
California Community Center
Free | 4:30-7 p.m.
There will be a live petting zoo, vendors, Thanksgiving meal boxes and free COVID testing at this community festival in the California neighborhood.
Zines! A Crash Course in Experimental Self-Publishing
Facebook and YouTube Live
Free | 6-7:30 p.m.
Louisville library artist-in-residence Claire Krüeger will teach you how to start your own zine in this virtual workshop. “Zines are self-published booklets aimed at inclusivity, unregulated self-expression, and connection over shared ideas,” according to organizers. To register, email [email protected].
Louisville Grows Seed Swap & Benefit Night
Hi-Wire Brewing Louisville
No cover | 6:30-9 p.m.
Gather with fellow gardeners for a seed swap and benefit pint night with Louisville Grows at the Louisville’s new(ish) Hi-Wire Brewing location.
Gravely Brewing Co.
No cover | 7-9 p.m.
It’s a free night of comedy with four performers, including headliner Kelly Collette from Cincinnati, a finalist on CMT’s “Next Big Comic.” You can also catch Mandee McKelvey, Melissa Doran and Misty Stine from Louisville.
We Still Like You: Louisville
Planet of the Tapes
No cover | 8 p.m.
We Still Like You is a regular storytelling show at which a storyteller will share a true tale of shame and embarrassment from their past while an artist depicts the story live at the same time.
FRIDAY, Nov. 19
The Hysterical Project
Sister Dragonfly Gallery
Free | 5 p.m.
Artist Kara Renee debuts her new project “dedicated to the normalization and celebration of feminine anger.” “Transforming everyday women into dark matrons of rage has been exhilarating,” writes Renee. “I have the privilege to speak with each woman at length …. to know what they are the maddest about, and what are they doing, or want to do, to bring about change. I create an affirmation with the responses of each woman. I take that affirmation and weave it into the mandalas using sigil work, a form of symbol magic.”
Qwerty / Shark Sandwich / The Kids Born Wrong
The Flamingo Lounge
$5 | 8 p.m.
Qwerty, a Midwestern surf rock duo, is celebrating the release of its single “Maybe” at this show, also featuring Louisville bands Shark Sandwich and The Kids Born Wrong.
Mario Kart/Party Meetup
No cover | 9 p.m.
If you’re tired of beating your family and friends in Mario Kart and Mario Party, how about some strangers? The Hideaway Saloon hosts this video game night.
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