Local art and entertainment this weekend at Art Sanctuary. The Louisville Krampus Celebration presented by The Louisville Gore Club hosts a number of local artists and performers each year to collectively celebrate the legend of Krampus, where Horror and Christmas collide.
Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure in Central and Eastern Alpine folklore who, during the Christmas season, scares children who have misbehaved. Assisting Saint Nicholas, or Santa Claus, the pair visit children on the night of December 5th, with Saint Nicholas rewarding the well-behaved children with modest gifts such as oranges, dried fruit, walnuts and chocolate, while the badly behaved ones only receive punishment from Krampus with birch rods. - Wikipedia
Aside from Krampus inspired art and imagery, each year this alternative holiday bazaar hosts a Krampus Costume Contest as well as an opportunity to have your photo taken with Krampus himself!
Performances will include:
Fright Bites will be offering edible options as well.
Tickets are just $35, which could be expected for Acid Witch alone, and are available through Art Sactuary.
UPDATE: COLD WEATHER SUPPLIES FOR THE HOUSELESS CAN BE DROPPED OFF AT THIS EVENT.
UPDATE: BRING A TOY FOR A FREE PICTURE WITH KRAMPUS! PROCEEDS TO OPERATION PRESENT DROP.
Can't make it out Saturday night?! Have no fear, the following night Planet of the Tapes will be showing Krampus Movies as part of the usual weekly Gore Club schedule! Get to the Club House!