20+ Louisville Shows and Concerts to See in November 2022

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 NOV. 5

Welshly Arms, Motherfolk, Goldpark. 8 p.m., Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road. Tickets are $20. headlinerslouisville.com.

Corey Smith. 7 p.m., The Jefferson, 715 W. Riverside Dr. Jeffersonville, Indiana. Tickets start at $25. thejeffersonvenue.com.

Louisville Ballet. “Celebrating Alum.” Celebrate the life and artistry of the late Alun Jones who led Louisville Ballet as Artistic Director for nearly a quarter of a century. 8 p.m., Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St. Contains adult language and themes. Tickets start at $39. kentuckyperformingarts.org; louisvilleballet.org.

“Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus.” Derby Dinner Playhouse Children’s Theater presents the show based on the award-winning children’s book, this new musical feature a mix of delightful songs. The Show Room, 525 Marriott Drive, Clarksville. Breakfast, 9:00 a.m.; show 10 a.m. Dinner, noon, show 1:15 p.m. Ends Nov. 12 Breakfast $17; lunch $22. 812-288-8281. derbydinner.com.

“The Merry Spirit of Noel Coward.” The Chicken Coop Theater presents the comedy about picky novelist Charles Condomine, who remarried after the death of his wife but is haunted by the ghost of his first wife, Elvira. Charles’ current wife, Ruth, is accidentally killed, “passes over”, joins Elvira, and the two “joyful spirits” haunt Charles in perpetuity. Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m., Martin Experimental Theater, Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St. Ends Nov. 6. Tickets start at $21. kentuckyperformingarts.org.

Murder behind the curtain. A murderer roams the set of a horror movie, hidden in plain sight! Can you spot the fatal clue that identifies the real killer? Presented by Who Dunnit Murder Mystery Theatre. 7 p.m., Bristol Bar & Grille, 614 W. Main St. $59.90. whodunnitky.com.

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“Murder on the Orient Express.” Derby Dinner Playhouse presents the Agatha Christie classic. Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. Isolated and with a killer among them, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer before he strikes again. 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 Performance Hall, 525 Marriott Drive, Clarksville. Ends November 13. $39-$49. 812-288-8281. derbydinner.com.

"On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Restraint," by Maggie Nelson.

Great Podversations Episode 45. 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 author Maggie Nelson discussing her book, “On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint” with writer Eula Biss. Free. For more information: www.kentuckyauthorforum.com.

SUNDAY NOV. 6

Town Mountain: Lines in the Levee Tour. With Mama Said String Band. 8 p.m., Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road. Tickets are $16 in advance, $25 the day of the show. headlinerslouisville.com.

Cedric Burnside performed an impressive set on the Better In Bluegrass stage at Bourbon & Beyond on September 21, 2019

Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, Cedric Burnside. 8 p.m., Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Ages 18 and up. Tickets start at $25. www.zanzabarlouisville.com.

Cardinal Singers of the University of Louisville, Collegiate Choral. As part of the New Music Festival. 8 p.m., Comstock Concert Hall, University of Louisville School of Music, First Street and Brandeis Ave. Free.

MONDAY NOV. seven

The Louisville Orchestra during a recent performance at the Kentucky Center.

Zachary Good, clarinet. As part of the New Music Festival. 8 p.m., Comstock Concert Hall, University of Louisville School of Music, First Street and Brandeis Ave. Free.

Louisville Orchestra. “Once upon a time there was an orchestra.” The program combines music and storytelling in an interactive experience that includes a 30-minute small ensemble performance preceded by a hands-on activity to construct a musical instrument from recycled materials. 6 p.m., Louisville Free Public Library, Western Branch, 604 S. Tenth Street Free.

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TUESDAY NOV. 8

Napalm death, Brujeria, frozen soul. 8 p.m., Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road. Tickets are $23 in advance, $25 the day of the show. headlinerslouisville.com.

University of Louisville Computer Music Studio. As part of the New Music Festival. 8 p.m., Bird Recital Hall, University of Louisville School of Music, First Street and Brandeis Ave. Free.

WEDNESDAY NOV. 9

John Moreland performs during the Railbird Music Festival at Keeneland on Saturday August 28, 2021 in Lexington, Kentucky.

John Moreland, Christopher Paul Stelling. 8 p.m., Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road. Tickets are $20 standing, $30 in reserved seating. headlinerslouisville.com.

Dirty Dancing live. The first live movie-concert experience of the classic film on a full-size cinema screen, with a live band and singers performing the film’s iconic songs. 7:30 p.m., Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center, 501 W, Main St. Tickets start at $45.63. kentuckyperformingarts.org.

New Music and Wind Instrument Ensemble from the University of Louisville. As part of the New Music Festival. 8 p.m., Comstock Concert Hall, University of Louisville School of Music, First Street and Brandeis Ave. Free.

Liquid stranger: dimension tour. 8 p.m., Mercury Ballroom, 611 S. 4th St. Tickets start at $18. mercuryballroom.com.

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Louisville Orchestra. “Once upon a time there was an orchestra.” The program combines music and storytelling in an interactive experience that includes a 30-minute performance in a small ensemble preceded by a hands-on activity to build a musical instrument from recycled materials. Wednesday, Nov. 9, 10:30 a.m., Louisville Free Public Library, Shawnee Branch, 3912 W. Broadway; 2:30 p.m., Bon Air branch, 2816 Del Rio Place. Free.

THURSDAY NOV. 9

Jeanne, I love you later. 8 p.m., Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road. Tickets $17 in advance, $20 the day of the show. headlinerslouisville.com.

Restless Road: Bar friends visit. With Greylan James. 7 p.m., The Jefferson, 715 W. Riverside Dr. Jeffersonville, Indiana. Tickets start at $15, $20 the week of the show; $75 VIP and includes meet and greet, photo with Restless Road, autographed photo, laminate and lanyard. thejeffersonvenue.com.

Comedian/Podcaster Nate Bargatze

Nate Bargatze: The Raincheck Tour. Humorist. Thursdays and Fridays, 7 p.m., Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center, 501 W, Main St. May contain adult content or themes. Tickets start at $46.51. kentuckyperformingarts.org.

Kelsey Waldon: No regular visits with a dog. 8 p.m., Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Tickets start at $15. www.zanzabarlouisville.com.

University of Louisville Symphony Orchestra. As part of the New Music Festival. 8 p.m., Comstock Concert Hall, University of Louisville School of Music, First Street and Brandeis Ave. Free.

English rhythm. 8 p.m., Mercury Ballroom, 611 S. 4th St. Tickets start at $18. mercuryballroom.com.

FRIDAY NOV. 11

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Kentucky Opera. “María de Buenos Aires.” In the slums of Buenos Aires, Argentina, María was born, “…with a curse in her voice.” María is made of flesh and blood, but her immortal spirit will be harder to slay in this surreal, supernatural and spiritual journey to the beat of Argentine tango. Friday, 8 p.m.; Nov. 13, 2 p.m., Whitney Hall, Kentucky Center, 501 W, Main St. Tickets start at $39.48. kentuckyperformingarts.org.

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Kingdom Tour: Maverick City Music. With Kirk Franklin. 7 p.m., KFC Yum! Center, One Arena Plaza. Tickets start at $27. ticketmaster.com.

Puddle of mud. 7 p.m., The Jefferson, 715 W. Riverside Dr. Jeffersonville, Indiana. Tickets start at $30; $200 for a private VIP room for six people. thejeffersonvenue.com.

The critics. 8 p.m., Zanzabar, 2100 S. Preston St. Ages 18 and up. Tickets start at $15. www.zanzabarlouisville.com.

Amorsima Trio. As part of the New Music Festival. 8 p.m., Comstock Concert Hall, University of Louisville School of Music, First Street and Brandeis Ave. Free.

Ian Munsick: Westwood Fall Tour. With Ryan Charles. 8 p.m., Mercury Ballroom, 611 S. 4th St. Tickets start at $18. mercuryballroom.com.

NEXT SATURDAY NOV. 12

Deniece Williams

Babyface, Deniece Williams. 8 p.m., Louisville Palace, 625 S. 4th St. Tickets start at $52. louisvillepalace.com.

Louisville Orchestra. “Family Concert: Fantastic Philharmonia.” An animated film with a live orchestra to introduce children to instruments and orchestral music. Part of the family series. 11:00 a.m., Old Forester’s Paristown Hall, 724 Brent St. The all-ages show is best suited for children ages 5-12. Tickets start at $15. kentuckyperformingarts.org.

Louisville Orchestra. “Fantastic Philharmonic”. This signature Teddy Abrams event brings a once-in-a-lifetime artsy feast that premieres a new film from his friend and colleague Mason Bates that brings together Pixar-level animation and a live orchestra performance. 7:30 p.m., Old Forester’s Paristown Hall, 724 Brent St. DJ Masonic will perform after the show. Free entry. kentuckyperformingarts.org.

Tyler Booth, Reid Haughton. 7:30 p.m., Headliners Music Hall, 1386 Lexington Road. Tickets are 18 in advance, $20 the day of the show. headlinerslouisville.com.

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Clayton Anderson. 7 p.m., The Jefferson, 715 W. Riverside Dr. Jeffersonville, Indiana. Tickets start at $20 in advance, $25 the day of the show. thejeffersonvenue.com.

Storytellers from StageOne. The storytelling program takes children’s favorite books and brings them to life. Books include: “Thank You, Omu” by Oge Mora; “Thankful” by Eilleen Spinelli and “The Thank You Book” by Mo Willems. 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Lincoln Elementary, 930 E. Main St. Recommended ages 18 months to 8 years. Tickets start at $5. stageone.org/for-kids/storytellers.

Dead Letter Office – International Tribute to REM 9 p.m. Mercury Ballroom, 611 S. 4th St. Tickets start at $12. mercuryballroom.com.

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