The Great War: Highlights from the Frazier World War I Collection
Sep
2
to Jan 2

The Great War: Highlights from the Frazier World War I Collection

Commemorating the 100 Anniversary of the United States of America entering into WWI and all the brave men who served, the Frazier History Museum is presenting an exhibit to be on display in the fall of 2017. It will feature photographs, postcards, uniforms, and personal stories from the Great War. Items on display will include a very rare experimental M1 Helmet made by the Ford Motor Company and WWI Trench Art made by soldiers out of found objects. Visitors will also learn about Louisville, Kentucky’s Camp Taylor, one of only 16 camps operating in the U.S. during WWI.  

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Jonny Lang
Feb
28
7:30 PM19:30

Jonny Lang

Brown-Forman Midnite Ramble presents

Jonny Lang

with special guest Doyle Bramhall II

Grammy Award-winning guitarist Jonny Lang is touring in support of his new record, SIGNS.

One of the best live performers and guitarists of his generation, Lang has shared the stage with The Rolling Stones, B.B. King, Aerosmith, and Buddy Guy.

SIGNS reaffirms Jonny’s commitment to the Blues with emphasis on the searing vocals and cathartic solos that stunned audiences when he debuted over 20 years ago.

Doyle Bramhall II is an in-demand performer, guitarist, songwriter, and producer known for collaborating and touring with Roger Waters of Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton and B. B. King, Tedeschi & Trucks, and Sheryl Crow. 

Tickets start at $40.00, available here.

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Final Reserve, James Thompson & Brother Bourbon Tasting (45 Year Aged Bourbon) In Partnership with the Bourbon Classic
Mar
1
6:30 PM18:30

Final Reserve, James Thompson & Brother Bourbon Tasting (45 Year Aged Bourbon) In Partnership with the Bourbon Classic

Don’t miss your chance to taste Final Reserve, James Thompson & Brother Bourbon during one of the most exclusive tasting events in Kentucky Bourbon history. For the very first time a Bourbon that aged in the barrel for 45 years will be available for tasting. A very select 100 ticketed guests will also get the chance to meet the man behind the project, James “Buddy” Thompson, and celebrate the Thompson’s great name in Kentucky and Bourbon history. Guests will enjoy 2 complimentary cocktails and delicious small plate food selections from Lilly’s Bistro along with a guided tasting of the 45 year-old Bourbon.   

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RAIN-A Tribute to the Beatles
Mar
6
7:30 PM19:30

RAIN-A Tribute to the Beatles

Glenview Trust Enriching Life Series presents RAIN - A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES 

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band! For the first time ever, RAIN will bring the historic album to life in its entirety for this psychedelic multimedia spectacular in addition to all your early favorites!

This mind blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is the next best thing to seeing the Beatles. Experience the world's most iconic band and come celebrate 50 years of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with RAIN – A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES.

Tickets here.

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In Pursuit of Answers: A Conversation with Kentucky Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp 
Mar
12
6:30 PM18:30

In Pursuit of Answers: A Conversation with Kentucky Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp 

Kentucky to the World 

in collaboration with The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts presents

Republic Bank Foundation Speaker Series

In Pursuit of Answers: A Conversation with Kentucky Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp 

Science is a pursuit — a perpetual quest for knowledge not just to be had, but to be used. Science allows us to better understand our world and, as such, our capacity for impact on it. In essence, it’s the exploration and search for answers of our own humanity.

On Monday, March 12th, Kentucky to the World will welcome Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp to the stage to discuss his own pursuits in science, from his past accomplishments to his vision for the future of biotechnology.

Sharp is relentlessly dedicated to changing the way we do science and challenging the way we think about it. He pushes us to ask the questions of what’s next and what more we can do.

Born and raised in the northern hill country of Kentucky on his family’s farm, Sharp followed his curiosities and passions down a path of discovery that opened the door and continues to push us further into a new frontier of science.

As the capabilities of biotechnology improve and our understanding grows, what does the future hold? 

Join Sharp for a conversation with science writer Jenni Laidman as they discuss his journey from the foothills of Kentucky to the pinnacle of the scientific community. Don’t miss out as he shares the promises and challenges of this new frontier that integrates biology with technology, physics, and engineering in pursuit of answers, and what impact all of this has on our everyday lives.

Tickets are $25, available here.

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In Pursuit of Answers: A Conversation with Kentucky Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp 
Mar
12
6:30 PM18:30

In Pursuit of Answers: A Conversation with Kentucky Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp 

Kentucky to the World 

in collaboration with The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts presents

Republic Bank Foundation Speaker Series

In Pursuit of Answers: A Conversation with Kentucky Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp 

Science is a pursuit — a perpetual quest for knowledge not just to be had, but to be used. Science allows us to better understand our world and, as such, our capacity for impact on it. In essence, it’s the exploration and search for answers of our own humanity.

On Monday, March 12th, Kentucky to the World will welcome Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp to the stage to discuss his own pursuits in science, from his past accomplishments to his vision for the future of biotechnology.

Sharp is relentlessly dedicated to changing the way we do science and challenging the way we think about it. He pushes us to ask the questions of what’s next and what more we can do.

Born and raised in the northern hill country of Kentucky on his family’s farm, Sharp followed his curiosities and passions down a path of discovery that opened the door and continues to push us further into a new frontier of science.

As the capabilities of biotechnology improve and our understanding grows, what does the future hold? 

Join Sharp for a conversation with science writer Jenni Laidman as they discuss his journey from the foothills of Kentucky to the pinnacle of the scientific community. Don’t miss out as he shares the promises and challenges of this new frontier that integrates biology with technology, physics, and engineering in pursuit of answers, and what impact all of this has on our everyday lives.

Tickets are $25, available here.

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Magnificent Mona Bismarck
Mar
15
to Jul 29

Magnificent Mona Bismarck

Famous for her trademark silver hair, aquamarine eyes, and uncompromising sense of fashion, Louisville Kentucky native Mona Bismark was the first American to be declared the Best-Dressed Woman in the World, a distinction bestowed upon her in 1933 by luminaries from the world of haute couture. She was mentioned in movies, lyrics and alluded to in books. One of the most photographed socialites in her day, this show will feature extensive images, commissioned by Vogue from photographers of note, and personal portraits by artist Salvador Dali and Savely Sorine, that hung in Mona’s superb homes throughout the world. The show will span five decades of Mona’s personal couture beginning in her Golden Years of the 1930s and concluding in the 1970s upon her retirement from the public spotlight.

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Urban Bush Women
Feb
24
8:00 PM20:00

Urban Bush Women

Brown-Forman Midnite Ramble presents
Urban Bush Women

Crafted from personal narratives from our communities, kitchens and living rooms, social media and YouTube, Hair & Other Stories debates the center of perceived American “values” and celebrates the persevering narrative of the African Diaspora.

Hair & Other Stories explores disquieting perceptions of body image, race, gender identity, economic inequities and what constitutes freedom, liberation, and release in our everyday struggles to rise to our Extra-ordinary Selves in extraordinary times.

This is the urgent dialogue of the 21st Century. 

Tickets start at $20, available here.

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Second Saturday: Celebrating Valentine's Day
Feb
10
11:00 AM11:00

Second Saturday: Celebrating Valentine's Day

Take advantage of $5 February with a perfect way for families to enjoy the day together. 

Our friends from Hound Dog Press will be here to demonstrate 19th century printing press equipment and help you print your own Valentine’s Day greeting card.

From candy to cards to crazy traditions, we’ll dedicate the day to love and families of past and present.  We’ll also have special hands-on artifact touch stations, great performances and even a reading of love letters between the past Presidents and First Ladies! 

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Kid's Winter Break Camp: Day 6- New Year, New Fun
Dec
29
9:00 AM09:00

Kid's Winter Break Camp: Day 6- New Year, New Fun

We’re incredibly excited about winter break!  We're inviting children in grades 1-6 to join in a series of full-day festive winter programming. Come for just one day, or join us for all six, as we explore fun themes related to the chilly weather. We'll also play some traditional games and music and enjoy learning about unique festivities celebrating winter-time and beyond from all corners of the globe. 

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Kid's Winter Break Camp: Day 4 and Day 5- Around the World in a Day (or Two...)
Dec
27
to Dec 28

Kid's Winter Break Camp: Day 4 and Day 5- Around the World in a Day (or Two...)

We’re incredibly excited about winter break!  We're inviting children in grades 1-6 to join in a series of full-day festive winter programming. Come for just one day, or join us for all six, as we explore fun themes related to the chilly weather. We'll also play some traditional games and music and enjoy learning about unique festivities celebrating winter-time and beyond from all corners of the globe. 

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Kid's Winter Break Camp: Day 3-There's a Holiday for That!?
Dec
22
9:00 AM09:00

Kid's Winter Break Camp: Day 3-There's a Holiday for That!?

We’re incredibly excited about winter break!  We're inviting children in grades 1-6 to join in a series of full-day festive winter programming.  Come for just one day, or join us for all six, as we explore fun themes related to the chilly weather.  We'll also play some traditional games and music and enjoy learning about unique festivities celebrating winter-time and beyond from all corners of the globe. 

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Kid's Winter Break Camp: Day 2-Holidays and History
Dec
21
9:00 AM09:00

Kid's Winter Break Camp: Day 2-Holidays and History

We’re incredibly excited about winter break!  We're inviting children in grades 1-6 to join in a series of full-day festive winter programming.  Come for just one day, or join us for all six, as we explore fun themes related to the chilly weather.  We'll also play some traditional games and music and enjoy learning about unique festivities celebrating winter-time and beyond from all corners of the globe. 

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Kid's Winter Break Camp: Day 1-Christmas Creative
Dec
20
9:00 AM09:00

Kid's Winter Break Camp: Day 1-Christmas Creative

We’re incredibly excited about winter break!  We're inviting children in grades 1-6 to join in a series of full-day festive winter programming. Come for just one day, or join us for all six, as we explore fun themes related to the chilly weather. We'll also play some traditional games and music and enjoy learning about unique festivities celebrating winter-time and beyond from all corners of the globe. 

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Dec
16
6:30 PM18:30

Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night

Free event!

Phil Kline’s Unsilent Night is a free, outdoor participatory sound sculpture. The composition is created when many individuals of all ages simultaneously play one of four tracks on mobile devices played through a roving swarm of speakers carried through city streets.

Participants will meet on the steps of The Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts at 6:30PM sharp and make our way around downtown.

More information here

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Dec
9
to Dec 23

The Brown-Forman Nutcracker

Louisville Ballet

The Brown-Forman Nutcracker

December 9-23, 2017

The Kentucky Center-Whitney Hall

Tickets here

Choreography by Val Caniparoli

Music by Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Sets and costumes by Peter Cazalet

 

Our uniquely Louisville telling of the classic story of Marie and her journey with her Nutcracker prince is a festive fairy tale for both the young and young at heart. Filled with magic, artistry and awe-inspiring sets and costumes, it will transport you to a wonderland where dreams come true!

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Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage

 

December 9, 2017

The Brown Theatre

Tickets here

A Charlie Brown Christmas, the Emmy® and Peabody award-winning story by Charles M. Schulz, has warmed the hearts of millions of fans since it first aired on television over fifty years ago. Now the classic animated television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation featuring all of your favorite characters and classic Vince Guaraldi score. Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they mount a play, save a tree and uncover the true meaning of Christmas.

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Frazier History Museum event: Behind the Curtain: Louisville Ballet’s Brown-Forman Nutcracker
Dec
4
6:30 PM18:30

Frazier History Museum event: Behind the Curtain: Louisville Ballet’s Brown-Forman Nutcracker

Behind the Curtain: Louisville Ballet’s Brown-Forman Nutcracker

Monday December 4th
6:30 pm doors open to exhibition
7:00 – 8:00 pm program

Join us for an intimate conversation between former and current Directors of the Louisville Ballet, Bruce Simpson and Robert Curran, who will share stories and insights about the artistic triumphs and challenges of one of Louisville’s most treasured holiday experiences: The Brown-Forman Nutcracker

Wassail and cookies will be served!

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Nutcracker The Exhibition: 60 Years of Magic and Majesty
Nov
9
to Jan 7

Nutcracker The Exhibition: 60 Years of Magic and Majesty

Nutcracker: The Exhibition celebrates the Louisville Ballet’s Nutcracker, a beloved holiday tradition in the Louisville community for over six decades. The exhibition features original costumes, stage models, set recreations, photographs, and other artifacts from Nutcracker performances past and present.  Hands-on interactive activities further allow visitors to explore the history and magic of this enchanting ballet.  Whether you’re a longtime fan or a Nutcracker novice, this exhibition is sure to inform and delight! 

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Chemistry Days
Oct
27
to Oct 28

Chemistry Days

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  • Google Calendar ICS

Presented with the American Chemical Society: "Chemistry Days"! This year's theme: "Chemistry Rocks!" Explore earth sciences and the chemistry of rocks, fossils, and minerals: that means flourescent minerals, melting metal, volcano demonstrations, and a special visit from our resident chemistry adventurer: Ion Jones!

This event is FREE with Science Center admission!

For schools: Friday October 27th from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

For grown-ups: Friday October 27th from 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

For families: Saturday October 28th from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

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An Evening with Poe
Oct
20
to Nov 2

An Evening with Poe

Returning for an eighth exciting year, An Evening with Poe will delight and chill you with tales of horror,  lost love, and stolen breath by one America’s most beloved authors, Edgar Allan Poe.  Included will be some of his most well-known pieces such as The Raven and The Bells, and live music performed by the Tamerlane Trio.  It is an event not to be missed and sells out every year, so get your tickets early. 

Treat yourself this Halloween season with stories well told and music well played. Tickets are $20 for general admission/ $15 for Frazier Museum members. Cash bar.

Performance dates:
Friday - Tuesday, October 20-24
Friday - Monday, October 27-30
Wednesday - Thursday, November 1-2

All performances from 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM.

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Second Saturday: Family Day - Halloween
Oct
14
11:00 AM11:00

Second Saturday: Family Day - Halloween

We’re always excited for October - there are so many great stories to share!  From fun fiction like our hilarious live adaptation of Washington Irving’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow, to the real life scare of the Salem Witch Trials, Halloween never fails to capture our imagination.

Our Second Saturday Family Days are brought to you by our friends at Republic Bank.

For more information, please click HERE.

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Hope and Healing: Celebrating 125 Years of Norton Children's Hospital
Oct
11
to Feb 4

Hope and Healing: Celebrating 125 Years of Norton Children's Hospital

For more than a century, Norton Children’s Hospital has cared for the children of Kentucky and Southern Indiana regardless of their families’ ability to pay. Recognized as a leading pediatric hospital in Kentucky and the Midwest, Norton Children’s Hospital is Kentucky’s only full-service, free-standing pediatric care facility dedicated exclusively to caring for the health and well-being of all children. The 267-bed hospital and its regional facilities serve over 170,000 patients each year. A History of Hope and Healing: Celebrating 125 Years of Norton Children’s Hospital will explore how this cornerstone of our community has impacted and continues to shape Louisville and the evolution of care for children and families. It will feature a look at the historic beginnings, the latest technological advancements, as well as interactives about prevention and wellness.

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Family Gathering: Linda Bruckheimer's Kentucky
Oct
5
to Jan 12

Family Gathering: Linda Bruckheimer's Kentucky

Acclaimed photographer and native Kentuckian, Linda Bruckheimer, has a unique way of seeing her home state. Her preservationist's eye and historian's sense of detail mean that even the most ordinary becomes extraordinary when captured by her lens. In this Frazier original exhibition, Bruckheimer's beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, and authentic images will be paired with the words of Kentucky writers in celebration of the splendor and majesty of the Commonwealth.

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Breakfast with Poe - Members Only
Sep
30
9:00 AM09:00

Breakfast with Poe - Members Only

A preview of one of the hottest tickets in town with a behind the scenes look at how the Frazier’s annual “An Evening with Poe” comes together. Members will enjoy a continental breakfast and brief sneak-peek of this season’s upcoming “An Evening with Poe” production as well as a chance to ask questions of the incredible Poe team.  RSVP by September 27. 

RSVP HERE

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Old Forester Speakeasy
Sep
28
6:30 PM18:30

Old Forester Speakeasy

In celebration of the film Kingsman: The Golden Circle, the featured bourbon at our next Old Forester Speakeasy is Statesman, the newest member of the Old forester Family, and one of the stars of the soon to be released blockbuster film. Outside of the exclusive tasting, Old Forester will guide guests through the making of a classic cocktail, the Statesman Old Fashioned handmade (by you) or ordered at any bar.

We’re adding Derby City Ballroom and Nitty Gritty Vintage Clothing to the mix this time around, as we introduce our new dance contest to accompany the always popular best-dressed contest. The toe- tapping will be inspired by the always great sounds of Billy Goat Strut Revue featuring Gayle King on vocals. What are you waiting for?  Tickets are going fast.

Price: $25 General Admission, $20 for Frazier Members

Buy tickets HERE

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Owsley Brown Frazier Classic Annual Sporting Clay Tournament
Sep
22
11:00 AM11:00

Owsley Brown Frazier Classic Annual Sporting Clay Tournament

Named in honor of the founder of the Frazier History Museum, his broad philanthropic investment in the Louisville community,and his lifelong love of history and the artistry of the gun, the Second Annual Owsley Brown Frazier Classic will take place on September 22, 2017 at the Elk Creek Hunt Club in Owenton, Kentucky.

The Classic will feature 12 or 20 gauge, double barrel, break action shotguns and awards will be given for the best overall score, best team score, and to the winner of the long bird competition. All levels of shooters are welcome. Participants are responsible for bringing their own shotgun to the event or procuring a rental from Elk Creek Hunt Club (please note there is a limited supply of rentals available). This is a rain or shine event.

Each participant will receive a swag bag, coaching assistance, golf cart (for four persons), four complimentary boxes of shells, catered lunch, complimentary beverages, and entry to the awards ceremony and reception featuring Kentucky bourbon, craft beer, and hors d’oeuvres.

Participation fees are $250/person or $1,000/team of four.

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