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Datebook: December 23 – Festivus

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Festivus, observed on December 23rd, is a way to celebrate the holiday season without participating in its pressures, religious aspects, and commercialism. It was introduced into popular culture by Daniel O’Keefe, a screenwriter for Seinfeld, as part of a comical storyline on the show. The holiday’s celebration includes an unadorned aluminum “Festivus pole,” practices such as the “Airing of Grievances” and “Feats of Strength,” and the labeling of easily explainable events as “Festivus miracles.”

It’s Friday, December 23

Tonight a rock/punk/metal-fest benefits the Paducah Cooperative Ministry. It’s the Ho Ho Hall Show from 7 to 11:30 at the Massac Community Center at 4476 Korte Road, Metropolis. Tickets are $5. Hear the Purchase Orphan Choir, the Hi Fi Ninjas, the Wish You Were, Thick as Thieves and Voyage of Slaves.

LBL’s Golden Pond Visitor Center is open from 9 to 3 tomorrow, and stays closed Christmas Day. LBL’s administrative office is closed Monday.

The Holidays at Murray State 2011 airs on KET and WKMS this weekend. It’s on KET2 and KETKY at 8 a.m. today, tomorrow on KET at 3 a.m. and midnight and KETKY at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.. WKMS airs the hour-long program at 9 a.m. Sunday. Hear the Jazz Band, Concert Choir, Wind Ensemble, Chamber Singers, and vocalists Sonya Baker and Tana Field.

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols live from Cambridge England pre-empts Car Talk from Cambridge Massachusetts tomorrow 9 a.m. See our holiday show schedule at wkms.org.

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