Weekender: Dec. 10-11

•$20 Art Show

Saturday, Dec. 10

Clifton Art Supply
2005 Frankfort Ave.
Free; 7-9 p.m.

Offering affordable works by top-notch local artists, the annual $20 Art Show is a win-win for both Keep Louisville Weird consumers and said local artists. This year’s show will be held once again at Clifton Art Supply and features art by 20 artists, including John J. Cobb, Lilly Welch, Natalie Sud, Ron Jasin, Gary Bell and Suzanne Edds, to name a few. Show promoter Scott Scarboro will also be on hand and says this year’s show should appeal to everyone. “You can buy something for that special person and afford to treat yourself to something as well — silk-screened rock posters, stuffed creepy critters, folk art by nationally acclaimed artists, robots, original figurative paintings, photography and much more.” —Sara Havens

•Toy Soldiers

Saturday, Dec. 10

Frazier History Museum

829 W. Main St. • 753-5663


Free (w/ museum admission); 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

With the holiday season now in full swing, your weekends are filled with home decorating, office celebrations and community events. Family time is at a premium, and an indoor event that celebrates the quintessential childhood toy is a welcome change to the hustle and bustle. A Frazier History Museum special collection, “Toy Soldiers,” is on permanent display. “There’s an element of nostalgia and childhood playfulness to toy soldiers that’s undeniable,” says executive director Madeleine Burnside. In an effort to improve on the region’s premier history museum, the exhibit will include more than 12,000 soldiers from antiquity to post-World War II. “These little figures depict real historical events and people,” Burnside adds. A “Holidays Around the World” tree exhibit is also on display at the museum. —Allison Ray

•Flea Off Market

Saturday, Dec. 10

Lot next to the Salvo Collective

216 S. Shelby St.

Free; noon-6 p.m.

This initiative is the latest addition to Louisville’s growing “re-purpose” and buy local movements. It will offer the Louisville community an opportunity to interface with dozens of vendors and collectors offering a wide range of goods and wares for “re-purpose” including: books, records, bicycles, curiosities, antiques, vintage motor items, cool old junk, used tools, fine arts and crafts.

•Rockin’ RAMP Benefit for Appalachia

Saturday, Dec. 10

The Green Building

732 E. Market St.

$125; 7:30 p.m.

The affair will feature a Kentucky-inspired menu, bourbon and wine tastings, and silent and live auctions with fabulous prizes. All proceeds from the evening benefit RAMP and its programs in Martin County, Kentucky. RAMP, the Rockin’ Appalachian Mom Project, was founded by Amy Guerrieri in an effort to help families in Martin County, Kentucky, where the poverty rate is 45%.

•Yew Dell Gardens Express

Dec. 10-11

6220 Old Lagrange Road • 241-4788


It must be Christmas time. Holiday this, holiday that. Santa Claus is making appearances in multiple places at once (how does he do that?). Department store commercials keep interrupting football games. But Yew Dell Gardens in Crestwood has something that isn’t commercialized and expensive — it’s an entire town inside a castle. OK, maybe that sounds expensive, but it’s actually the Yew Dell Gardens Express, a snow village and model train display constructed by master train builder Bob Irmscher and some of the most skilled model train enthusiasts in the region. Let’s face it, the kid inside all of us loves model trains. There will also be scavenger hunts for the actual kids, and Santa Claus himself (no, really!) will be there Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. —Kevin Gibson


Sunday, Dec. 11


2100 S. Preston St. • 635-ZBAR


$6; 9 p.m.

CAVE began as an improvisational project in Columbia, Mo., and an experiment like that can only go one of two ways: it devolves into musical masturbation, wherein the “band” marvels at its amazing “chops,” or these pieces get chopped and refined until they become actual songs. Neverendless, CAVE’s third album, follows a similar thread as their forebears Kraftwerk and contemporaries (and fellow Chicagoans) Disappears and Brooklyn’s Endless Boogie. Driving rhythms and epic transitions are the rule, and if it takes 14 minutes to make the point, then so be it. This show also marks the debut of Old Baby, a new project with a killer lineup: Jonathan Glen Wood (Thomas A. Minor & the Picket Line), Evan Patterson (Young Widows), Todd Cook (King’s Daughters & Sons), Drew Osborn (Workers), and Neil Argabrite (Sapat). —Mat Herron

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