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Note: The venue details listed below are the most up to date and accurate versions. Please check back in frequently for updates.

StoryTime Theatre – Legends: On the Trail of Daniel Boone
DATE: 3/28/20 at 2:00 pm

Enjoy a family-friendly play at CTC featuring professional actors in a play for younger audiences by the Blue Apple Outreach Touring Company.

Storytime Theatre – Legends: On the Trail of Daniel Booneby Mera Kathryn Corlett
Three students hike the woods of Iroquois park in a search for evidence of the real Daniel Boone. Along the trail, they investigate fact vs. legend as they entertain themselves with the bold stories of the Kentucky frontiersman. The performance + Q&A session grows comprehension of literary genre. Show features a set & props hand-made from familiar objects, demonstrating that resourcefulness is a gateway to creative expression. Recommended Ages: PreK and up

Reservation required. Click HERE to reserve your seat!

Young American Shakespeare Festival
DATES: 5/9/20 at 2:00 PM,  5/10/20 at 2:00 PM,  5/12/20 at 7:30 PM,  5/13/20 at 7:30 PM, 5/14/20 at 7:30 PM

Plays in 2020 include Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Much Ado About Nothing plus Carlo Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters. Enjoy a play at CTC featuring the next generation of top theatre talents.

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, directed by Jennifer Pennington
Bickering lovers, scheming villains, hapless officials, and mistaken identity abound in this comedy – one of Shakespeare’s most popular and beloved – perhaps best known for the unforgettable romantic duo of Beatrice and Benedick.

Hamlet by William Shakespeare, directed by Charlie Sexton
Hamlet’s father, the king, is dead. And his uncle Claudius has hastily married the queen and seized the throne. Fuelled by vengeance and eager to expose the usurper, the prince returns to Denmark and sets in motion a web of events that lead to madness, exile, and death for almost every major player.

The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, directed by Mera Kathryn Corlett
When wily Truffaldino finds himself with the chance to serve two masters at the same time, he wildly miscalculates the demands that will be placed on him. It’s double the money, but double the work and double the trouble – and his success depends on a delicate dance of disguises, identities, and (worst of all) love.

Reservation required. Click HERE to reserve your seat!

StageOne Family Theatre

Dragons Love Tacos

Date- March 21, 2020 at 11am

One afternoon, while doing his homework a boy and his dog uncover an earth-shattering secret –Dragons love tacos! – chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, teeny tiny tacos, all kinds of tacos. So, the boy and his dog throw the Dragons a taco party but they forgot the one topping that Dragons don’t love. That’s when things really heat up!
Age recommendations: K – third grade
https://stageone.org/our-season/dragons-love-tacos/

Must present Pass ID, limit of 30 per show

*to reserve tickets, please go to the Kentucky Center Box Office and present your Cultural Pass*

LOUISVILLE BALLET

Kentucky! Volume One

DATE: 4/4/20 at 2:00pm
Join Louisville Ballet at the Kentucky Center for a mesmerizing performance of Kentucky! Volume One, part of the 19-20 Season of Imagination.
The first of a three-part ballet cycle, Kentucky! Vol.1 weaves together the past and present story of the commonwealth. Rooted in history, and leaning towards the romantic, this production explores human connection and resilience through four families as they intersect and thread through each other’s lives for generations. A Kentucky-based creative team brings music by Scott Moore, scenic designs by Letitia Quesenberry, costumes by Alexandra Ludwig, dramaturgy by Natalie Harris, and lighting designs by Jesse Alford.
Recommended Ages: 5 and up
Two free tickets to a select Saturday matinee performance will be provided for each Cultural Pass holder (one for the holder and one for a chaperone). Seating is limited to Grand Tier and Balcony.
Pre-registration is required.
Click here to visit Louisville Ballet’s website for more details:

Moving Stories for Families
DATE: 4/19/20, 11:00 am to 12:00pm
Louisville Ballet will present Moving Stories for Families. During this Community Engagement program, artists from the Louisville Ballet will lead participants on a journey into the world of dance. Program content includes an introduction to the fundamentals of ballet and a short interactive performance. Participants gain an understanding of how dance can tell stories and explore thematic concepts all while enjoying an up-close and personal experience in Louisville Ballet’s downtown studios! Recommended Ages: all ages
Two free tickets will be provided for each Cultural Pass holder (one for the holder and one for a chaperone). Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required. Click here to visit Louisville Ballet’s website for more details:

The Last Unicorn

DATE: 5/16/2020 at 6 pm

The Louisville Ballet School presents The Last Unicorn at the historic Brown Theatre. This magical tale follows a lone unicorn who is informed by a migrating butterfly that she is the last of her kind, the last unicorn. This information creates more fears and questions than she has ever known in her life of eternal youth and she decides to leave the safety of her enchanted forest to search for answers. Though her journey will be long and full of perils, she is driven to uncover the truth.

Recommended Ages: All ages
Two free tickets will be provided for each Cultural Pass holder (one for the holder and one for a chaperone). Seating is limited. Pre-registration is required and will become available on Louisville Ballet’s website no later than March 1st. Click here to visit Louisville Ballet’s website for more details:

Louisville Free Public Library

Carmichael’s Kids presents bestselling graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang

Main Library, Tuesday, March 17, 6:30 PM

In his latest graphic novel, Dragon Hoops, New York Times bestselling author Gene Luen Yang turns the spotlight on his life, his family, and the high school where he teaches. While Gene understands stories—comic book stories in particular—he doesn’t get sports. He lost interest in basketball as a kid, but at the high school where he now teaches, it’s all anyone can talk about. The men’s varsity team, the Dragons, is having a phenomenal season and each victory brings them closer to the California State Championships. Once Gene gets to know these young all-stars, he realizes that their story is just as thrilling as anything he’s seen on a comic book page.

This program is free.

To register, visit the online form or call the ticket line at (502) 574-1644

 

How-To Festival

Main Library, Saturday, May 9, 10:00-3:00

Join the Louisville Free Public Library in celebrating the ninth annual How-To Festival. How-to sessions will be scattered throughout the Main Library and surrounding grounds, transforming the entire space into a giant classroom. Food trucks will be available.

Kentucky Shakespeare

2020 Shakespeare in the Parks Tour

Kentucky Shakespeare is bringing a new production of Hamlet to 28 area parks this spring. Join us for this free, 90-minute performance in a park near you April-May 2020!

For specific locations, dates and times, CLICK HERE