What to Do in Louisville This Weekend (December 20-22)

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1. Go See Brown-Forman's Nutcracker
Now in its fifth year, this production features Marie and her magical Nutcracker Prince, who lead you through the world of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Perfect for the family and a classic, sponsored by Brown-Forman. Read more about the Louisville Ballet's 2013-2014 season here. 

December 20 at 7:30 p.m.
December 21 at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.
December 22 at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m.
The Brown-Forman Theater
315 E. Main Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
louisvilleballet.org
502-583-3150
$30
 
2. Black Madonna and the OkDeejays at Zanzabar
Zanzabar knows how to put on a weekend dance party, and Friday nights with the OkDeejays never disappoint. Black Madonna is “known for fluent and dynamic all-vinyl appearances, which span from disco to techno.” (source) So take advantage of the warmer weather predicted for this weekend, get our your best hipster-wear and most ironic glasses, and get ready to dance.
 
December 20, 10-4 a.m.
Zanzabar
2100 South Preston Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40217
Zanzabar.com
$5 advance. $7 day of
 
3. Garage Bar's Ugly Sweater Christmas Brunch 
Join the Garage Bar for their play on the traditional holiday brunch. There will be a photo both, complimentary tacky mugs, and a prize for the ugliest Christmas sweater. Regular brunch menu will be served. All the cocktails from the restaurant’s 12 Days of Christmas promotion will be offered.

December 22, 11:00-4:00 PM
The Garage Bar
700 E. Market Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
www.facebook.com/GarageOnMarket
502-749-7100
no cover
 
4. Participate in the Eggnog 5k
This 5k is a relaxed Christmas race to benefit the homeless, in which participants are encouraged to wear Christmas attire and ugly sweaters. There will be a prize awarded for the best outfit, and there is an option to drink a 4oz glass of eggnog at each mile stop. There will be church choirs every mile, dinner, live music and an optional worship service. You can register here.
 
December 22, 3:30pm
The Belle of Louisville
$10, but a further donation is encouraged
 
5. Go Christmas shopping at some of these local places
It's the freakin' weekend before Christmas (commence panic) and the malls will be bananas, not in a good way. Check out this list of local places to get your holiday shopping done. Want a more edible holiday presents? Check out our list of essential Louisville Christmas candies. 
 
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