It’s all downhill from here – the holidays will be upon us before you know it! If you find some time between Turkey Day menu prep and holiday shopping, there are plenty of ways to get out and about in the community this month. Tour and enter to win a brand-new home, go for a run alongside exotic animals, or dance the night away at a black-tie ball.
Through November 12, 2023: Norton Commons Raffle House Tour
Take a free tour of this brand-new home built for the 2023 Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle. The three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath custom abode was constructed by Ramage Company and is open for tours every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors can also purchase a $100 raffle ticket for a chance to win the house or a 2024 BMW X3. homeandbmwraffle.com
October 30 – November 3, 2023: Día de Los Muertos Celebration
Celebrate Día de los Muertos with multiple days of events at Noche Mexican BBQ. Events include a costume contest, live music, free salsa dancing, and drink specials throughout the week. For additional information and activities, check out the restaurant’s Instagram page.
November 1, 2023: Carol Wyatt: 35 Years of TV Animation & Film
Louisville native and legendary film animator Carol Wyatt is coming home for an exclusive live program about her renowned contributions to the world of animation. The public is invited to join the conversation at Speed Art Museum at 6:30 p.m., with a light reception at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per adult and free for middle and high school students, thanks to the support of the Bass Family Foundation. kentuckytotheworld.org
November 4, 2023: ColorFest
Get ready to immerse yourself in the colors of Bernheim Forest. This annual fall festival boasts live music, hands-on nature activities, local food and drink, as well as regional art and craft vendors. The fun runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days, and tickets start at $10. bernheim.org
November 8, 2023: Champagne Night
Experience an evening of elegance at Hermitage Farm’s Barn8. The night starts with a cocktail hour in the greenhouse and gardens and is followed by a four-course dinner paired with rare and exclusive champagnes and sparkling wines. The intimate affair starts at 6:30 p.m., and tickets are $200. exploretock.com
November 10, 2023 – January 1, 2024: Lights Under Louisville
Take a drive through the Mega Cavern to experience the only underground holiday light show in the world. The annual event boasts more than 40 themed displays, numerous light tunnels, holiday music, and more than six million points of light — plus a holographic Santa. Tickets are sold by time slot and start at $42.99. lightsunderlouisville.com
November 11, 2023: Throo the Zoo 5K Run/Walk
Dash past your favorite animals at this annual Louisville Zoo run/walk. All participants receive a t-shirt, finisher’s medal, and a zoo admission ticket to be used at a later date. Runners with the most creative costumes receive a prize package from the zoo and event sponsors. Registration starts at $30, and the race begins at 8 a.m. louisvillezoo.org
November 11, 2023: P!NK Trustfall Tour
See P!NK at the KFC Yum! Center, with GROUPLOVE and KidCutUp as special guests. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with tickets starting at $59.95. VIP packages are also available and include premium tickets, access to a pre-show reception, a limited-edition lithograph, photo ops, and more. kfcyumcenter.com
November 15 – 18, 2023: Festival of Faiths
Investigate old and new stories through the lens of faith at this nationally acclaimed interfaith event of music, poetry, art, and dialogue at the Kentucky Center. This year’s festival, dubbed Sacred Hearts Sacred Minds, celebrates the power of love to cultivate meaningful connections, strengthen communities, and transform lives. Single-session tickets are $25 each, and all-access passes are $225. festivaloffaiths.org
November 18, 2023: Snow Ball
Dance the night away at Norton Children’s Hospital’s largest annual fundraiser. This black-tie event at the Omni Louisville Hotel features an open bar, a five-course gourmet meal, live music, raffles, and silent auctions. The ball runs from 6 p.m. to midnight; tickets start at $450. nortonchildrens.com
November 24 & 25, 2023: Yuletide at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens
View dazzling light and decor displays, capture family photos, check out the model trains, and visit with Santa at this annual celebration. Times vary by date, and tickets must be purchased in advance. Admission ranges from $0 for members ages 5 and younger to $12 for non-member adults younger than 65. (SB Tip: Can’t make it to the event in November? It continues on select dates in December, too!) yewdellgardens.org
November 28, 2023: The Moth StorySLAM: “Give and Take”
Prepare a story of your own or hear others’ tales about the art of compromise — or lack thereof. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting at 3 p.m. EST on Tuesday, November 7. The event takes place at Headliners Music Hall. themoth.org
November 28 – December 3, 2023: Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
Part of this season’s PNC Broadway Louisville lineup, this is an uplifting comeback story about the journey of a woman who broke barriers and became the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Showtimes for this tale about one of the world’s best-selling artists of all times vary, with performances running Tuesday through Sunday. Tickets start at $46.80. louisville.broadway.com
Have a nifty November, Louisville!
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