Plus, Quills has a new cafe.
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39º | Most sunny | 4% chance of rain
Sunrise 7:36 a.m. | Sunset 5:24 p.m.

🎞️ We’ll keep this short
Rows of seats in a small movie theater with magenta curtains
The Speed Cinema is capable of screening 16mm, 35mm, and digital films. | Photo provided by Speed Art Museum
Tomorrow, Nov. 16, film buffs and movie makers will roll into the Speed Cinema for the Louisville Film Society’s Short Film Slam, a bi-annual event showcasing works by established and emerging filmmakers from Kentucky.

The two-hour event will show nine films, that are 15 minutes or less, followed by a Q+A. We took a dive into the featured films and emerged with plot descriptions that are 10 words or less to keep things “short.”

From a documentary by actor Steve Zahn about a man and a bonfire to a creepy music video for Lexington indie band Queen Aster, here’s the rundown on the flicks:

Plot in 10 words: young man, new apartment, disappearances, tension-building, new roommate, ominous

Plot in 10 words: Painter trying to make it, awkward dinner with gallery owners

“Carrots for Conrad”
Plot in 10 words: Tale of morality, man might turn into a carrot

Music video
Plot in 10 words: Whimsical and reflexive stop-motion video for Rae Monroe’s pandemic song

Plot in 10 words: Kids turn missing bus on a rainy day into adventure

“Lynn’s Fire”
Plot in 10 words: Kentucky man celebrates birthday every year with a massive bonfire

“How the Twin Towers Were Built”
Plot in 10 words: Explores legacy and construction of the World Trade Center

“Stewards of The Land”
Plot in 10 words: Sheep have a positive impact on the environment

“House on Haunted Hill”
Music video
Plot in 10 words: Black-and-white video with Southern Gothic artwork

The Short Film Slam is recommended for viewers 16+. Tickets are $8 for Speed Museum members and $12 for non-members.
What’s your favorite movie filmed in Louisville?

A. “The Return of the Living Dead”
B. “Elizabethtown”
C. “Goldfinger”
D. “Secretariat”
E. “The Art of Self-Defense”
Wednesday, Nov. 15
  • Taiwanese Pop-up Dinner | Wednesday, Nov. 15 | 3-9 p.m. | Harvey’s, 2011 Frankfort Ave., Louisville | Cost of purcahse | Chef Ming Pu will dish out specials — including dumplings, beef noodle soup, and a whole fried chicken.
  • Festival of Faiths | Wednesday, Nov. 15-Saturday, Nov. 18 | The Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St., Louisville | $25-$225 | Attend interfaith music, poetry, film, art events + hear from international spiritual leaders, thinkers, and practitioners.
Thursday, Nov. 16
  • The Music of Cuba | Thursday, Nov. 16 | 6:30 p.m. | South Central Regional Library, 7300 Jefferson Blvd., Louisville | Free | Discover the diverse rhythms and melodies of Cuba that have influenced musical genres around the world during this live musical presentation.
Friday, Nov. 17
  • Rumours of Fleetwood Mac | Friday, Nov. 17 | 8 p.m. | Louisville Palace, 625 S. 4th St., Louisville | $29.50-$59.50 | “Go Your Own Way” and relive the music of the iconic 1960s rock band at this tribute show.
Saturday, Nov. 18
  • Cozy Fall Mini Market | Saturday, Nov. 18 | 1-4 p.m. | Forage, 1201 Goss Ave., Louisville | Free | Shop from local vendors at this Germantown plant store.
  • Alberta O. Jones Park Grand Opening | Saturday, Nov. 18 | 3:30 p.m. | Alberta O. Jones Park, 744 S. 23rd St., Louisville | Free | Join city officials + the Russell neighborhood for the ribbon cutting of a new music-themed park.
Monday, Nov. 20
  • Nutcracker Family Storytime | Monday, Nov. 20 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Main Library, 301 York St., Louisville | Free | Hear this classic holiday story come to life with the help of a Louisville Ballet dancer.
Tuesday, Nov. 21
  • Chris Isaak | Tuesday, Nov. 21 | 7:30 p.m. | The Brown Theatre, 315 W. Broadway, Louisville | $56.75-$91.85 | Hear this American singer/songwriter and rockabilly guitarist play tunes from his holiday album.
Friday, Dec. 8
  • “The Brown-Forman Nutcracker” | Friday, Dec. 8-Sunday, Dec. 24 | Times vary | The Kentucky Center, 501 W. Main St., Louisville | $39.20 | Join Marie and her Nutcracker prince as they journey to the magical world of the Sugar Plum Fairy in “The Brown-Forman Nutcracker,” a delight for all ages with a distinctly Kentucky flavor.*
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News Notes
  • When one grind ends, another one begins. Quills Coffee opened a new location in the former Breadworks bakery space in Chenoweth Plaza on Brownsboro Road. The Derby City roaster’s new cafe is its seventh in the city, and it’s open daily 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • A new video board wrapped around the soon-to-be open Derby City Gaming Downtown is bringing Times Square vibes to the Louisville landscape. The two 25-ft screens stream 3D ads you can see without wearing specialty glasses, making it only the sixth of its kind in the country. (WDRB)
  • Tony Esposito of Louisville-based punk band White Reaper played during the Bengals football game last week at Paycor Stadium. Sporting the jersey of the team’s former wide receiver, Cris Collinsworth, Esposito shredded solos to popular rock songs like “Crazy Train” and “Welcome to the Jungle” on his Gibson Les Paul.
  • Global Entrepreneurship Week is underway. NuLu coworking space Story Louisville is offering free coworking through Friday, Nov. 17 + a cocktail happy hour on Thursday, Nov. 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m. where you can connect with fellow trailblazers.
Real Estate
  • A four-level historic home in the Highlands is up for sale for $750,000. Tucked away on a private lot in the Castlewood neighborhood, the four-bedroom stone house is reminiscent of a hillside cottage, but with lots of modern amenities. Our favorite feature is the small pond + waterfall out back.
  • On the latest episode of “Pawn Stars Do America,” TV personality Rick Harrison became a Kentucky Colonel during a celebration at Locust Grove. We wonder if his certificate is worth as much as the Colonel Sanders’ portrait he bought for $1,900 in the same episode…
  • Say goodbye to fillers and weird ingredients in your dog’s food. Get 50% off your pup’s first order of Nom Nom for fresh, recognizable ingredients they’ll love.*
Stretch your turkey legs
runners at the starting line of a race
Runners take off from the Turkey Trot starting line. | Photo by the YMCA of Greater Louisville
Before gobbling up all that great Thanksgiving food some of you might be lacing up your sneakers for a Turkey Trot.

There are three races in Derby City on Thanksgiving, so on your marks…

🦃 Louisville Hungry Turkey
Run or walk this 5K river-side course at Waterfront Park.
  • Registration: $25-$60
  • Features: Clifton donuts at the finish line + a commemorative fleece hoodie or long-sleeve shirt
🦃 53rd Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Trot
Choose your stride and shake your tail feather around a looped course near A.B. Sawyer Park that starts and finishes at the Northeast YMCA.
  • Registration: $20-$60
  • Features: Choice of a 5K, 10K, or kids trot + event shirt and medal
🦃 Iroquois Hill Runners Thanksgiving Day Run
Strollers and dogs are welcome to this five-miler through the tree-lined loops of Iroquois Park.
  • Registration: $40
  • Features: Cash prizes, costume contest, long-sleeve shirt and medal + free coffee, hot chocolate, tea, and apple cider
The Buy
The cutest to-go containers to make sure everyone walks away with leftovers this Thanksgiving. Pro tip: Remove the lid and heat them right in the oven.
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