15+ shows and concerts in Louisville to see in January 2022


This arts and entertainment calendar is updated weekly and lists events happening in and around Louisville, from concerts to comedy shows, theater productions, musicals and more.

SATURDAY JAN. 8

Louisville Orchestra. Pianist Yuja Wang offers the world premiere of a concerto written by Teddy Abrams. Teddy Abrams, conductor. Part of the Classics series. 8:00 p.m., Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St. Attendees must present a negative vaccination card or COVID test within 72 hours. Mask required. Tickets start at $ 49.14. kentuckyperformingarts.org.

Born Cross Eye. 8:00 p.m., Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Attendees must present a negative vaccination record or COVID test within 72 hours. Tickets start at $ 15. zanzabarlouisville.com.

StageOne storytellers. The storybook program takes children’s favorite books and brings them to life. Books include: “Nobody Hugs a Cactus” by Carter Goodrich, “Maybe Tomorrow” by Charlotte Agell, “Don’t Touch My Hair” by Shoree Miller. 10 am and 11:30 am and 1 pm, Lincoln Elementary, 930 E. Main St. Mask required. Tickets start at $ 5. stageone.org/for-kids/storytellers.

Thusday. 7 p.m., Old Forester’s Paristown Hall, 724 Brent Street. Those present must present a vaccination record or a negative COVID test within 72 hours. Mask required. Tickets start at $ 30. kentuckyperformingarts.org.

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Mood engagement ring. 8:00 p.m. Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road. Headliners require full proof of vaccination or a negative 48 hour test from a healthcare professional to enter the building. Additionally, masks are mandatory for all staff and encouraged for all customers. $ 10. headlinerslouisville.com.

“The War of the Red Velvet Cake.” Derby Dinner Playhouse presents this comedy about the reunion of the Verdeen family. Things get out of hand when a mind-boggling, high-stakes bet is made on who makes the best red velvet cake. Saturday, Tuesday, following Thursday-Saturday, 7.45 p.m. Sunday, 1:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, 1 p.m. and 7:45 p.m., at the performance hall, 525 Marriott Drive, Clarksville, Indiana. Ends February 13. Tickets are $ 39 to $ 49. 812-288-8281. derbydinner.com.

“Cruel intentions: The musical from the 90s. “ Time Slip Theater presents the show based on the film of the same name and tells the story of Sebastian and Kathryn, two high school socialites from Manhattan who work to manipulate and maneuver Annette, a new student, in one of their ugly conquests. Saturday, 8 p.m. Sunday, 5:30 p.m .; Monday, Thursday through Saturday, 8:00 p.m. Art Sanctuary, 1433 S. Shelby St. Masks are required. $ 24. timesliptheatre.org.

“The cake.” Pandora Productions presents the story of Della, a North Carolina baker and devout Christian, invited to bake a wedding cake for her best friend’s daughter. Her joy is short-lived when she learns that the future bride is another bride. On Saturday, ; Sunday, 5:30 p.m .; Thursday through the following Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Henry Clay Theater, 604 S. Third St. ends Jan. 16. $ 22. 502-216-5502; PandoraProds.org.

Grandes Podversations Episode 32. Great Podversations is produced by the Kentucky Author Forum and distributed by Louisville Public Media and available on all podcast apps including iTunes, NPR, Google, Stitcher, and Spotify. The podcast features writer and professor Kathryn Paige Harden discussing her book “The Genetic Lottery: Why DNA Matters for Social Equality” with journalist and author Carl Zimmer. Zimmer writes the “Matter” column for the New York Times. To free. For more information: kentuckyauthorforum.com.

Grandes Podversations Episode 31. Great Podversations is produced by the Kentucky Author Forum and distributed by Louisville Public Media and available on all podcast apps including iTunes, NPR, Google, Stitcher, and Spotify. The podcast features writer Kurt Andersen discussing his latest book “Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America: A Recent History”, with professor and author Daron Acemoglu. Daron is an institute professor at MIT. To free. For more information: kentuckyauthorforum.com.

Author Ethan Kross

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Grandes Podversations Episode 30. Great Podversations is produced by the Kentucky Author Forum and distributed by Louisville Public Media and available on all podcast apps including iTunes, NPR, Google, Stitcher, and Spotify. The podcast features writer and teacher Ethan Kross discussing his book “Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters and How to Harness It”, with journalist and author Maria Konnikova. Ethan Kross is a bestselling author and award-winning professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan and its Ross School of Business. Maria Konnikova is the author of The Biggest Bluff, a New York bestseller. To free. For more information: kentuckyauthorforum.com.

SUNDAY JAN. 9

Momix Viva Momix. Celebration of its 40th anniversary. The group combines athletic dance, music, outrageous costumes, inventive props and flair to create an entertaining multimedia experience. 7 p.m., Brown Theater, 315 W. Broadway. Those present must present a vaccination record or a negative COVID test within 72 hours. Mask required. Tickets start at $ 29.25. kentuckyperformingarts.org.

THURSDAY JAN. 13

J. Bryan Heath, bass trombone with the Louisville Orchestra.  To continue performing during the pandemic, the Louisville Orchestra moved to Paristown Hall and practice social distancing on stage, masked instruments (and performers) plexiglass barriers between musicians as well as a modified setup of the venue. where the musicians are seated.

Louisville Orchestra. Part of the Once Upon a Orchestra series. 10:15 a.m., Louisville Free Public Library, Shively Branch, 3920 Dixie Highway. Free entry.

Arrows in action. 8:00 p.m., Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Attendees must present a negative vaccination record or COVID test within 72 hours. Tickets start at $ 10. zanzabarlouisville.com.

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FRIDAY JAN. 14

Artist show homage to Elvis. An era-by-era tribute concert celebrating the music and magic of Elvis with Shawn Klush, Cody Ray Slaughter, Ryan Pelton, The Blackwood Quartet and The Fabulous Ambassadors. 8 p.m., Brown Theater, 315 W. Broadway. Those present must present a vaccination record or a negative COVID test within 72 hours. Mask required. Tickets start at $ 26.03. kentuckyperformingarts.org.

Sports, Okey Dokey. 8:00 p.m., Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Attendees must present a negative vaccination record or COVID test within 72 hours. Tickets start at $ 20. zanzabarlouisville.com.

Jason Isbell and Unit 400. Next Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., Louisville Palace, 625 S. Fourth St. Participants must present a negative vaccination record or COVID test within 72 hours. Mask encouraged. Friday is full. Tickets start at $ 49. louisvillepalace.com.

NEXT SATURDAY JANUARY. 15

Louisville Orchestra. “Irresistible music by John Williams; »Bob Bernhardt, conductor. Next Saturday, 8 p.m., Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St. Participants must present a negative vaccination card or COVID test within 72 hours. Mask required. Tickets start at $ 31.59. kentuckyperformingarts.org.

Air Chrysalis, Caffeine Routine, Parister. Next Saturday, 8:00 p.m., Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Participants must present a negative vaccination record or COVID test within 72 hours. Tickets start at $ 12. zanzabarlouisville.com.

School of Rock winter season shows on the main stage. With Talking Heads vs. Blondie, Pipes, Drumageddon. Next Saturday, 1 p.m., Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road. Headliners require full proof of vaccination or a negative 48 hour test from a healthcare professional to enter the building. Masks required. $ 10, $ 5 students, free from 7 years old. headlinerslouisville.com.

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