15+ Louisville Shows and Concerts to See in January 2022


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

SATURDAY, JAN. 15

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

Air Chrysalis, Caffeine Routine, Parister. 8 p.m., Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Attendees must present a vaccination card or a negative COVID test within 72 hours. Tickets start at $12. www.zanzabarlouisville.com.

School of Rock Winter Main Stage Season Shows. With Talking Heads against Blondie, Pipes, Drumageddon. 1 p.m., Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road. Headliners require proof of full vaccination or a 48-hour negative test administered by a medical professional to enter the building. Mandatory masks. $10, $5 students, free 7 and under. headlinerslouisville.com.

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“The Red Velvet Cake War.” Derby Dinner Playhouse presents this comedy about the Verdeens’ family reunion. Things spiral out of control when a jaw-dropping, high-stakes bet is made on who bakes the best red velvet cake. Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday following, 7:45 p.m.; Sunday, 1.30 p.m. and 7.45 p.m.; Wednesdays, 1 p.m. and 7:45 p.m., at the theater, 525 Marriott Drive, Clarksville, Indiana. Ends February 13. Tickets cost between $39 and $49. 812-288-8281. derbydinner.com.

“Cruel intentions: The musical of the 90s.” Time Slip Theater presents the show based on the movie of the same name telling the story of Sebastian and Kathryn, two Manhattan high school socialites who work to manipulate and maneuver new student Annette into one of their villainous conquests. 8 p.m., 8 p.m., Art Sanctuary, 1433 S. Shelby St. Mask required. $24. timeliptheatre.org.

“The cake.” Pandora Productions presents the story of Della, a North Carolina baker and devout Christian, who is asked 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. Saturday, Thursday-next Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 5:30 p.m., Henry Clay Theater, 604 S. Third St. $22. 502-216-5502; PandoraProds.org.

Great 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: www.kentuckyauthorforum.com.

Great 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: www.kentuckyauthorforum.com.

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Great 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 professor 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 an 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: www.kentuckyauthorforum.com.

SUNDAY, JAN. 16

Lost Dog street gang. 9 p.m., Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Attendees must present a vaccination card or a negative COVID test within 72 hours. Tickets start at $20. www.zanzabarlouisville.com.

TUESDAY JAN. 18

“Cats.” PNC Broadway in Louisville presents Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic musical. “Cats” tells the story of a magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gather for their annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. Tuesday-Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 p.m.; Next Saturday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St. Ends Jan. 23. Attendees must present a vaccination card or a negative COVID test within 72 hours. Mandatory mask. Tickets start at $47.39. kentuckyperformingarts.org.

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WEDNESDAY JAN. 19

Patty Griffin, Parker Millsapp. 8 p.m., Forester’s Paristown Hall, 724 Brent St. Attendees must present an immunization record or a negative COVID test within 72 hours. Mandatory mask. Tickets start at $30. kentuckyperformingarts.org

THURSDAY, JAN. 20

“Ossietzky: A Game of Peace.” This Bridge Theater show tells how Ossietzky went from struggling writer to Nobel laureate, what it cost him and why he wasn’t convinced he deserved the prize. Thursday and Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Next Saturday, 2 and 7:30 p.m., Martin Experimental Theater, Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St. Ends January 30. Attendees must present a vaccination card or a negative COVID test within 72 hours. Mandatory mask. Tickets start at $24.57. kentuckyperformingarts.org.

Jean-Paul White, Caleb Caudle. 8 p.m., Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Attendees must present a vaccination card or a negative COVID test within 72 hours. Tickets start at $16. www.zanzabarlouisville.com.

FRIDAY, JAN. 21

Louisville Orchestra. “Celebrating young talent.” Part of the Music Without Borders series. 7:30 p.m., Ballard High School, 6000 Brownsboro Road. Attendees must present a vaccination record or a negative COVID test within 72 hours. Mandatory mask. Tickets start at $20. kentuckyperformingarts.org.

The Mavericks: ‘En Espanol World Tour. Eclectic and country rock group. 8 p.m., Brown Theater, 315 W. Broadway. Attendees must present a vaccination record or a negative COVID test within 72 hours. Mandatory mask. Tickets start at $40.95. kentuckyperformingarts.org.

High heights. 8:30 p.m., Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Attendees must present a vaccination card or a negative COVID test within 72 hours. Tickets start at $17. www.zanzabarlouisville.com.

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The Experience of Princes. 9 p.m., Mercury Ballroom, 611 S 4th St. Attendees must present an immunization record or a negative COVID test within 72 hours. The mask is encouraged. Tickets start at $12. mercuryballroom.com.

NEXT SATURDAY JAN. 22

Louisville Orchestra. “Celebrating young talent.” Part of the Music Without Borders series. 7:30 p.m., Ogle Center, Indiana University Southeast, 4201 Grant Line Road, New Albany. Attendees must present a vaccination record or a negative COVID test within 72 hours. Mandatory mask. Tickets start at $20. kentuckyperformingarts.org.

Jamey Aebersold Jazz Quartet. With Jamey Aebersold, saxophone; Gabe Evens, piano; Tyrone Wheeler, bass and Jonathan Higgins, drums. 7 p.m., Bird Recital Hall, University of Louisville School of Music, First Street and Brandeis Avenue. Attendees must present a vaccination record. Mandatory mask. To free.

DJ Douggpound and Brent Weinbach. 8 p.m., Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Attendees must present a vaccination card or a negative COVID test within 72 hours. Tickets start at $20. www.zanzabarlouisville.com.

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