Weekender: Dec. 26-27

•Hootenanny 2009

Saturday, Dec. 26

The Rudyard Kipling
422 W. Oak St.
$10; 8 p.m.

Every Christmas for the past few years, a group of musicians involved with Louisville’s Motherlodge project have gathered at The Rudyard Kipling to make a joyful noise. For the uninitiated, Motherlodge (motherlodge.com) began as part of a benefit for the Rud, a favorite venue of many local artists, and has grown into a far-reaching artistic project directed by Louisville native Ray Rizzo and others; the initiative recently received fiscal sponsorship to operate as a nonprofit organization and has been sponsoring music festivals, MotherlodgeTV streaming video and other artistic projects. The Christmas show will start at 8 p.m. with a “hootenanny” hosted by Rizzo and Shelby Park Soul Stew, and featuring Chef Timothy Tucker, Todd Hildreth, M. Scobee, J.P. Lebangood and Myron Koch. At 10 p.m., the original Lovesauce and Soulbones (with a few extra members) will perform. —Kevin Gibson

•‘Planet Louisville’

Saturday, Dec. 26

The Monkey Wrench

1025 Barret Ave. • 582-2433

Free; 10 p.m.

Many things in Louisville go underappreciated. From our public parks to our local music scene, it’s easy to sit at a coffee shop with a bored look on your face complaining about the lack of “things to do” in town. Perhaps it will take the magic of a film directed by Jimmy Levan’s strong personal vision to bring our badass shows and bands to the forefront. Levan (rider for Metal Bike Company) has put together a documentary retrospective of the past 10 years of shows (well, as many of them as he can) featuring The Glasspack, The For Carnation and Phantom Family Halo’s last show with the late Tony Bailey, to whom the film is dedicated. The premiere party is sure to be an important “thing to do” in Louisville on its own, and will also feature other short films by Levan. —Pawl Schwartz

•The Takeover: KY Series

Sunday, Dec. 27

Headliners Music Hall
1386 Lexington Road • 584-8088


$5 (adv.), $8 (door); 9 p.m.

It’s the Sunday after Christmas. You’ve shoved the tree out the front window. Dog’s chewing on garland dangling from god knows where, and your grandfather won’t stop telling you how weak your generation is. You can’t wait to leave the house. You have reprieve: T. McAfee, Amoré The King, J-Skillz, King XII, Rio and City Up bring you one beat closer to 2010 at Headliners, which will offer drink specials from 9 p.m.-3 a.m. There’s nothing like quality hip-hop to exorcise those stale eggnog blahs — and increase your tolerance for New Year’s. —Damien McPherson

•Cabaret Life Drawing @ 21c

Sunday, Dec. 27

21 Museum Hotel

700 W. Main St.

$10; 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Cabaret Life Drawing is an evening of provocative inspiration. An array of models – from burlesque starlets to ballerinas, magicians to fetish models, circus contortionists to costumed showgirls – will perform and pose for the audience to sketch. This class is for professional and beginning artists alike. This week’s class features Bethan Kannappell, an acrobatic contortionist and circus production director.

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