Calendar of Events

September 6, 2013

Lexington Roots and Heritage Festival

For more than 25 years, the outdoor diversity festival Roots and Heritage Festival has been a pinnacle of regional diversity, providing entertainment and education for all ages with an entertainment line-up that includes live music, boxing exhibitions, a comedy show, plays/musicals, and literary readings, art, an African-American marketplace, vendors and more. Fri. 4-11 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.- 11 p.m.; Sun., …

Date: September 6, 2013
Venue: Downtown Lexington
Address:
Main Street, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey present ‘Dragons’

Circus performers from the farthest reaches of the earth have assembled for Ringling Bros. Presents DRAGONS to showcase their astounding acts of bravery and astonishing athleticism. Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson presides over this fantastical celebratory tournament of circus champions that brings together mystic dragon lore with authentic circus feats. www.rupparena.com for tickets and information. September 6 7:00 PM September …

Date: September 6, 2013
Venue: Rupp Arena
Address:
430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY, United States

Currents—Curated by Louis Bickett

Opening party, 6-9 p.m. Currents is a conceptual art exhibition curated by Louis Zoellar Bickett and and featuring the work of five artists who have ties to Lexington: Aaron Michael Skolnick, Aurora Childs, R. Clint Colburn, G. Haviland Argo III, Guy Mendes, and Phillip March Jones. Based in Lexington and internationally-exhibited, conceptual artist and photographer Bickett is best-known for his practice of collecting.Since 1972, he has …

Start: September 6, 2013 6:00 pm
End: September 6, 2013 9:00 pm
Venue: Lexington Art League
Address:
209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington
Cost: Free

A Taste of the Aegean: An Evening of Ancient & Modern Poetry and Dance

In collaboration with the Aegean Echoes art exhibit and the Panagia Pantovasilissa Greek Orthodox Church, an evening of ancient and modern poetry will be presented by Dr. Haris Symeonides and Peter Moore, doctoral student of Philosophy at the University of Kentucky. The event will also feature Greek dances from various regions in Greece and a “taste” from Greece. Appetizers and wine …

Start: September 6, 2013 6:00 pm
End: September 6, 2013 8:00 pm
Venue: Headley Whitney Museum
Phone: 859-255-6653
Address:
4435 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY, 40510, United States
Cost: $25

“Shadows of The 60′s”: A Tribute to The Four Tops at Grand Theatre

R&B veteran Dave Revels in his presentation “Shadows of the ‘60s: A Tribute to The Four Tops.” Revels first performed at the Grand’s opening concert in September 2009 as lead singer of The Coasters. “Shadows” includes both male and female singers and a six-person band performing full Motown repertoire, with a focus on the legendary Four Tops’ hits. Click here …

Start: September 6, 2013 7:00 pm
End: September 6, 2013 9:00 pm
Venue: Grand Theatre
Address:
308 Clair St. , Frankfort, KY, United States
Cost: $20-$40

Mostly Waltz: A Vintage Sampler

On the first Friday of each month, Lexington Vintage Dance hosts a social dance, open to the public, with live music. Each event includes lots of waltzes, plus an occasional polka, schottische, tango, one-step, foxtrot, blues, or other favorite dance. www.lexingtonvintagedance.org

Start: September 6, 2013 7:00 pm
End: September 6, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Barbara Ann's School of Dance
Address:
898 East High St, Lexington , KY, United States
Cost: $4-$7

Heywood Banks at Comedy Off Broadway

Equal parts genius and buffoon, this songwriter-comic-singer-poet-musician has become a cult hero and a pop icon, with a show that appeals to college students, stoners, businessmen, yuppies, rednecks, punks, kids or your grandmother. 

Heywood intersperses his humorous observations of life with twisted, inventive, bizarre songs, sung and played in a variety of styles, from folk, to country to rock to …

Start: September 6, 2013 7:15 pm
End: September 6, 2013 9:15 pm
Venue: Comedy Off Broadway
Address:
161 Lexington Green Circle, #C4, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $12-$22

Charles Ross’ ‘One Man Lord Of The Rings’ at Norton Center

Last season Charles Ross brought his One Man Star Wars show to Club Weisiger. The sold-out audience demanded his return with a performance based on his other favorite fantasy series: One Man Lord of the Rings. Ross hurtles his way through the entire Tolkien trilogy recreating the magical world of Middle-earth and all its enchanting characters. In this inspired performance, …

Start: September 6, 2013 8:00 pm
End: September 6, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Norton Center for the Arts
Address:
625 West Walnut Street, Danville, KY, United States

Frank Bang & the Secret Stash/ Ami Saraiya at Willie’s Locally Known

Frank Bang is a Chicago native and seasoned blues veteran that has toured with the likes of Buddy Guy, among others and will bring his blues/rock quartet to the Willie’s stage. Ami Saraiya & The Outcome are a local band with a unique sound: folk/punk and jazz cabaret. www.willieslex.com

Start: September 6, 2013 8:00 pm
End: September 6, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Willie's Locally Known
Address:
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY, 40508 , United States

Chung Yen Twins at Natasha’s Bistro

The Chung Yen Twins are J.D. Wright and David Cubine, a progressive acoustic guitar and vocal duo creating and performing a musical palette of rock, blues, jazz, and roots music. www.beetnik.com for reservations.

Start: September 6, 2013 8:00 pm
End: September 6, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States

Soul Funkin Dangerous/ The Blue Soul Gypsys, etc at Al’s Bar

Also appearing, The Old Americans. Soul Funkin Dangerous is a band out of Lexington, KY that mixes original music with both retro and modern influence to create a fusion of soul, funk and blues. The Blue Soul Gypsys are a rock trio based out of Elizabethtown, KY. www.alsbarlexington.com  

Start: September 6, 2013 9:00 pm
End: September 6, 2013 11:00 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States

Jacob Stiefel and The Truth at Paulie’s Toasted Barrel

Forth Payne, Alabama native Jacob Stiefel and band play a southern mix of country and  rock. www.pauliestoastedbarrel.com

Start: September 6, 2013 9:00 pm
End: September 6, 2013 11:00 pm
Venue: Paulie's Toasted Barrel
Address:
517 W. Main St., Lexington, KY, United States

Heywood Banks at Comedy Off Broadway

Equal parts genius and buffoon, this songwriter-comic-singer-poet-musician has become a cult hero and a pop icon, with a show that appeals to college students, stoners, businessmen, yuppies, rednecks, punks, kids or your grandmother. 

Heywood intersperses his humorous observations of life with twisted, inventive, bizarre songs, sung and played in a variety of styles, from folk, to country to rock to …

Start: September 6, 2013 9:45 pm
End: September 6, 2013 11:45 pm
Venue: Comedy Off Broadway
Address:
161 Lexington Green Circle, #C4, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $22-$20

Pawnshop Radio at Cheapside

Pawnshop Radio is an indie-twang-pop/rock band, based in Lexington, KY. Their songs are notable for male/female vocal harmonies, compelling melodies, socially aware lyrics and quirky, intricate instrumental fillers. www.cheapsidebarandgrill.com

Start: September 6, 2013 10:00 pm
End: September 6, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Cheapside Bar & Grill
Address:
131 Cheapside St., Lexington, KY, United States

Boogie G and The Titanics at Parlay Social

Lexington power-funk trio comprised of veteran musicians Dan Trisko, George Burdette, and Steve Lewis. www.parlaysocial.com

Start: September 6, 2013 10:00 pm
End: September 6, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Parlay Social
Phone: (859) 244-1932
Address:
257 West Short Street, Lexington, KY, United States

JACT: Sweater Beats / OK DeeJays / Milyoo

JACT is a series organized by local DJs Ellie Herring and Jaime Lazich (aka DJ Jamples) brings in a variety of local, regional and national artists specializing in electronic music. This event features lights by Underlying Themes. | SWEATER BEATS | (Sweater Room) https://soundcloud.com/sweaters Antonia Cuna began making music out of his bedroom while growing up in Brooklyn. It seems …

Start: September 6, 2013 10:00 pm
End: September 6, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Cosmic Charlie's
Phone: (859) 309-9499
Address:
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $8