5 Things To Do In Louisville This Weekend (12/22-12/24)

Dec 21, 2023 at 10:38 pm
Kentucky Opera’s "All is Calm."
Kentucky Opera’s "All is Calm." Photo by Carolyn Brown.

FRIDAY, DEC. 22

All Is Calm Kentucky Opera Center for Cultural Health (708 Magazine St.) Pay what you can (contact the box office; general admission tickets are $55 otherwise) | 8 p.m.

This beautiful and haunting show is about war — not so much about the fighting, but about the camaraderie and civility that World War I soldiers found with “the enemy” during the Christmas Truce of 1914. (Check out our photo gallery of the show.)

SATURDAY, DEC. 23 

No-Shush Performance: The Brown-Forman Nutcracker Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts $39.20+ | 1:30 p.m.

Families with young or especially noisy children might find it hard to go to a traditional ballet performance. At this “no-shush performance,” however, the rules are relaxed and kids are free to make noise.

Holiday Drag Brunch Le Moo $43/person (but bring cash — tipping with cash is a big part of drag shows) | 10:45 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Drag queens Jayda Mack, Penny Traytion, Stevie Dicks, and Sydni Hampton will do their thing, holiday-style.

Curse of Krampus The Haunted Hotel $25-$60 | 7-10 p.m.

You better watch out. You better watch out. You better watch out.

All is not calm and bright at this scare attraction, which has been re-themed for the Christmas season.

City Wide Canned Food Drive & Fun Run  Iroquois Amphitheater Free | 8 a.m.

As much as I think the idea of running a marathon in the morning on a holiday weekend is multiple layers of insane, I appreciate that this one is a benefit event, so it’s doing some good for the community.