Saturday, January 24, 2015

Annual Burns Dinner Gala January 24

The details of the Burns Dinner Gala must be preceded by explanation of three things. First, Robert Burns is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland. He was born January 25, 1759. This gala is sort of like his 256th birthday party. The second is haggis. To save you the time of looking it up the formal description is: a savoury pudding containing sheep's pluck (heart, liver and lungs); minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt, mixed with stock, and traditionally encased in the animal's stomach and simmered for approximately three hours. Doesn't it sound delicious? The third is that a dram is a small drink of whiskey.

The Burns Dinner Gala Details

The Scottish Society of Louisville is hosting its 23rd Annual Burns Dinner Gala on Saturday, January 24.  The bar opens at 6:00pm and dinner activities will commence promptly at 6:30pm with a plated traditional Scottish dinner and the serving of haggis, along with wee drams for traditional toasts. In addition to dinner and traditional toasts, the evening will be filled with entertainment and dancing. The lively event has attendees who return every year and welcome newcomers. Tickets are $45 for the night of rich traditions at the Holiday Inn Louisville East at 1325 Hurstbourne Parkway.

Expect the bagpipes and kilts to be out in full force and the toasts and dancing to take over the night. A traditional Haggis Ceremony will be performed and include the recitation of Burns' poem Ode to the Haggis. Mother Grove will provide the music and are sure to have you up dancing jig after jig with their fun, high energy Celtic sound. The evening will close with the joining of hands in the circle of friendship for the singing of Burns' Auld Land Syne at the end of the night.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Fleetwood Mac Tribute at Headliners January 23

Fans of the seventies super group Fleetwood Mac have a two exciting events in Louisville in the coming weeks. Rumours - A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac is on stage at Headliners Music Hall at 1386 Lexington Road in Louisville on January 23 at 9:00pm.  Tickets are $10 or free with a blanket donation for Salvation Army.

The group formed in 2010 for a short run of performances but were so popular that they stayed together and are still performing the show four years later! The band will perform Fleetwood Mac's 1977 Rumours album, which included mega hits Don't Stop and You Make Loving Fun. They cover hits from other Fleetwood Mac album releases in addition to this collection that is now nearly forty years old. The show at Headliners will be opened by Bad Bad Things: A Chris Isaak Tribute.

Fleetwood Mac at KFC Yum! Center

The Rumours experience will be a warm up for the Fleetwood Mac fan as the band is bringing their tour to the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville on February 17. The band has been touring since 2013. Christine McVie has recently joined the tour completing the original band to the delight of fans worldwide. The "On With the Show" Tour is in its second leg and continues to sell out arenas around the country as Fleetwood Mac's popularity reaches new heights during this reunion. Ticket prices to see Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, Stevie Nicks and John McVie in Louisville at the Yum! Center  range from $49.50 to $179.50.

About the Author:  Joe Hayden is the Team Owner and Manager of the Joe Hayden Real Estate Team - !

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Harlem Globetrotters in Louisville January 16

The Washington Generals have not given up! The Harlem Globetrotters will hit the court at the KFC Yum! Center on the evening of Friday, January 16 at 7:30pm to give the Generals yet another chance for a victory. For people of a certain age it is difficult to read this far without hearing Sweet Georgia Brown whistled inside your head. Not long after the whistling settles in, a desire to spin a red, white and blue basketball on your finger comes calling. The memories of Curly Neal and Meadowlark Lemon come rushing back and a the corners of your mouth turn up in a smile.

Entertainment for a Range of Ticket Prices

An opportunity to relive or encounter this fun for the first time is upon us. The ticket prices range from $26 to $113 for a fun filled night at the KFC Yum! Center at One Arena Place in Louisville. The game is more than basketball. It is an athletic exhibition. It is comedy. It is a theater performance.

Globetrotter Memories

The team was immortalized in the 1970's through a Saturday morning cartoon program back when television program choices were limited, and kids in America wanted to watch every Saturday morning. After the show was over, we all wanted to dribble through the house and send the ball behind our backs and into a sibling's hands for the next set of tricks. Of course, every sensible mom in America implemented the no bouncing or throwing balls in the house policy before television was invented. This is the only reason lamps weren't being broken by the tens of thousands every Saturday morning when the children of America re-enacted the Harlem Globetrotters carton immediately after it ended.

Put on your red, white and blue (or green and gold in support of the Washington Generals, if you dare) and bring back some good memories and make some new ones while you are at it!

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