This arts and entertainment calendar updates weekly and lists events happening in and around Louisville, from concerts to comedy shows, theater productions, musicals, and more. .
SATURDAY, JULY 16
Red Not Chili Peppers: Red Hot Chili Peppers Tribute. 9 pm, Mercury Ballroom, 611 S 4th St. Tickets start at $ 14. mercuryballroom.com.
PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure. Ryder and the PAW Patrol discover a secret treasure map while on a mission to rescue Cap’n Turbot from a mysterious cave. Saturday, 10 am and 2 pm; Sunday, noon and 4 pm, Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St. Tickets start at $ 28.08. kentuckyperformingarts.org.
Frankie and the Witch Fingers. 8 pm, Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Tickets start at $ 12. zanzabarlouisville.com.
“Happy Wife of Windsor.” Sir John Falstaff set about improving his financial situation by courting two wealthy married women. The tables were turned, feminine wisdom prevailed, and laughter reigned at the hilarious Elizabethan comedy presented by the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival. Sunday and Thursday, 8 pm, Central Park, 1340 S. Fourth St. Food trucks, 6 p.m.; Kids’ Globe, Will’s Gift Shop at Will’s Tavern, 7 pm; presentation, 8 pm Ends July 23. Free. kyshakespeare.com.
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“Richard III.” The Kentucky Shakespeare Festival tells the story of Shakespeare’s charismatic, power -hungry villain who began a relentless campaign for the crown, narrating the end of England’s greatest power struggle, the Wars of the Roses. Wednesday and next Saturday, 8 pm, Central Park, 1340 S. Fourth St. Food trucks, 6 p.m.; Kids’ Globe, Will’s Gift Shop at Will’s Tavern, 7 pm; presentation, 8 pm Ends July 23. Free. kyshakespeare.com.
“The sound of music.” ACT Louisville Productions presents one of the most enthusiastic, romantic and beloved musical stories of Mary and the von Trapp Family. Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 8 pm; Monday and Tuesday, 8 pm, Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road. Ends July 19. Tickets start at $ 15. ticketmaster.com.
“Twelfth Night.” The Kentucky Shakespeare Festival presents Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy of misidentification, music, and the madness of love, where no one quite knows what they look like and anything is possible. Saturday; Tuesday and Friday, 8 pm, Central Park, 1340 S 4th St. Food trucks, 6 p.m.; Kids’ Globe, Will’s Gift Shop at Will’s Tavern, 7 pm; presentation, 8 pm Ends July 22. Free. kyshakespeare.com.
“The Wizard of Oz.” Derby Dinner Playhouse presents one of MGM’s greatest and most beloved musicals featuring Dorothy, Toto, the Wicked Witch, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the cowardly Lion. Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday — next Saturday, 7:45 pm; Sunday, 1:30 and 7:45 p.m.; Wednesday, 1 and 7:45 p.m., at the playhouse, 525 Marriott Drive, Clarksville. Ends Aug. 21. $ 39- $ 49. 812-288-8281.
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Great Podversations Episode 41. Great Podversations is produced by the Kentucky Author Forum and distributed by Louisville Public Media and is available on all podcast apps, including iTunes, NPR, Google, Stitcher and Spotify. The podcast features author Geraldine Brooks discussing her book, “Horse: A Novel” with journalist Gal Beckerman. Geraldine was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction in 2006 for her novel “March.” Many of his novels and nonfiction books became New York Times bestsellers. Gal Beckerman is an author and the senior editor for books at The Atlantic. Free. For more information: kentuckyauthorforum.com.
Great Podversations Episode 40. Great Podversations is produced by the Kentucky Author Forum and distributed by Louisville Public Media and is available on all podcast apps, including iTunes, NPR, Google, Stitcher and Spotify. The podcast features author Anna Quindlen and writer Amy Bloom discussing Quindlen’s book “Write for Your Life.” Anna Quindlen is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, novelist and opinion columnist. Amy Bloom is the author of four novels and three collections of short stories. Free. For more information: kentuckyauthorforum.com.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20
Avatar: Wicked Tour Title. 8 pm, Mercury Ballroom, 611 S 4th St. Tickets start at $ 29.50. mercuryballroom.com.
Wilderado, Toledo. 8 pm, Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Tickets start at $ 17. zanzabarlouisville.com.
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THURSDAY JULY 21
Durry, Rags & Riches. 8 pm, Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Tickets start at $ 12. zanzabarlouisville.com.
FRIDAY, JULY 22
Static-X. 7:30 pm, Mercury Ballroom, 611 S 4th St. Tickets start at $ 24. mercuryballroom.com.
Billy Strings. Friday and next Saturday, 8:30 pm, Iroquois Amphitheater, 1080 Amphitheater Road. Tickets start at $ 110. iroquoisamphitheater.com; ticketmas.com.
Bit Brigade. Plays Mega Mann II and Castlevania. 8 pm, Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Tickets start at $ 15. zanzabarlouisville.com.
Jeff Goes Country: Scotty McCreery and Clayton Anderson. Part of the Shoe Sensation Jammin in the Jeff Concert Series. 7 pm, Jeffersonville RiverStage, along the banks of the Ohio River, downtown Jeffersonville. Food trucks, Bud Light beer garden and Number Juan Tequila cocktails. Bring chairs and blankets. Smoking, pets, alcohol and large coolers are not allowed. Free. jeffparks.org/jammin-in-jeff.
Take Two & Company. Part of the Park Concerts. 7 pm, Sonny Brewster Bandstand, Warder Park, 109 E. Court Ave., Jeffersonville. Sponsored by Jefffersonville Main Street Inc. and the Jeffersonville Parks Department. Free. jeffmainstreet.org/concerts-in-warder-park.
Wayne Graham Band, Strings of Indian Creek. Part of the Bicentennial Park Summer Concert Series. 6:30 pm, Bicentennial Park, corner of Spring and Pearl streets. Free.
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From Paris, School of Rock. Performs pop rock. Part of the Friday Fest Concert Series. 6 pm, Highview Park, 7201 Outer Loop. Local vendors will have food options. Bring a chair or blanket. Sponsored by Metro Councilmembers James Peden, Madonna Flood and Mark Fox. Free.
NEXT SATURDAY, JULY 23
SoMo. 8 pm, Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Tickets start at $ 24.50. zanzabarlouisville.com.
EL Faux: The Abbey Road Show with Sunflight. 8 pm, Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road. $ 10. headlinerslouisville.com.
Brian Simpson. The host is Slo Yo Roll. 8 pm, Best Western Premier Airport Expo, 4110 Dixie Highway. $ 45 advance general admission, $ 50 at the door; $ 70 VIP. Tickets are available at Better Days Records, Rolando’s Barbershop, eventbrite.com.
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