Calendar of Events

September 7, 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 7, 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 7, 2013
Venue: Rupp Arena
Address:
430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY, United States

Bleu Plate Food Tour

A guided, walking food tour that traverses through beautiful, historic downtown Lexington while stopping at the city’s best eateries. Sample the fare that made each place an iconic staple in Lexington restaurants. It’s a stroll through the park with a side dish of history, a dash of culture and a taste of the Bluegrass. Two “Heart of the Bluegrass” tours …

Date: September 7, 2013
Venue: Downtown Lexington
Address:
Main Street, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $49 + tax

Lexington Farmer’s Market at Cheapside Park

Established in 1975 as the Farm and Garden Market Cooperative Association, The Lexington Farmers’ Market has been a staple in the Lexington community, supplying healthy, locally grown produce and other items. New this year, the downtown Farmers’ Market will remain at Cheapside Park year-round, rather than moving indoors during the winter months.  lexingtonfarmersmarket.com

Start: September 7, 2013 7:00 am
End: September 7, 2013 3:00 pm
Venue: 5/3 Pavilion at Cheapside Park
Address:
Cheapside Street, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: Free

Apostles Anglican Church English Country Fair

Apostles Anglican Church’s first annual English Country Fair will feature art, games and other activities. Saturday morning activities (8 a.m.-noon) include: The Great Give-Away, a yard sale where everything is free; carnival games for all ages; tea with the Vicar; a prayer booth; and the art exhibit Chagall and the Bible, featuring original etchings by Marc Chagall. Saturday Evening activities (6-9 p.m.) include …

Start: September 7, 2013 8:00 am
End: September 7, 2013 9:00 pm
Venue: Apostles Anglican Church
Address:
200 Colony Blvd., Lexington , KY, United States
Cost: Free

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey present ‘Dragons’ at Rupp Arena

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.

Start: September 7, 2013 11:00 am
End: September 7, 2013 1:00 pm
Venue: Rupp Arena
Address:
430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY, United States

UK Wildcats vs. Miami at Commonwealth Stadium

UK vs Miami. Click here for full game schedule.

Start: September 7, 2013 12:00 pm
End: September 7, 2013 2:00 pm
Venue: Commonwealth Stadium
Address:
1540 University Drive , Lexington, KY , 40502, United States

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey present ‘Dragons’ at Rupp Arena

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.

Start: September 7, 2013 3:00 pm
End: September 7, 2013 5:00 pm
Venue: Rupp Arena
Address:
430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY, United States

Christina Lovin reads and signs “A Stirring in the Dark” at the Morris Book Shop

The Morris Book Shop welcomes EKU English and Theatre professor Christina Lovin as she reads and signs her poetry collection, A Stirring in the Dark. www.morrisbookshop.com

Start: September 7, 2013 4:00 pm
End: September 7, 2013 5:30 pm
Venue: the Morris Book Shop
Phone: 859-276-0494
Address:
882 E. High Street, Lexington, KY, United States

Lyric Theatre’s Affrilachian Poets Showcase

As experienced in The Roots & Heritage Festival’s initial years, The Lyric Theatre is bringing back the Affrilachian Poets- this time to The Lyric stage. Beginning at 4pm, we will show the documentary “Coal Black Voices” which is a collection of images, poetry, and storytelling by Affrilachian Poets. It offers a glimpse in the life of the American Black South and …

Start: September 7, 2013 4:00 pm
End: September 7, 2013 9:00 pm
Venue: Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center
Address:
300 E Third Street, Lexington, 40508

Garden Supper at Shaker Village

The Shaker Village culinary team will prepare a series of suppers inspired by, and served in the center of their late-summer vegetable garden. Changing menus will feature produce from the garden and will include appetizers, three courses, and featured wines. www.shakervillageky.org for more information.

Start: September 7, 2013 6:30 pm
End: September 7, 2013 8:00 pm
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States
Cost: $85

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

Lex Traditional Dance Assoc.: Contra Dance at Arts Place

With Jack Mitchell and live band Contrarians. Contra dance has roots in English folk dance and has evolved into a delightful community dance tradition for beginners and experienced dancers alike. Every dance is taught by a “caller” who walks you through the various moves (in lines, circles or squares). The live music is primarily jigs and reels with a variety …

Start: September 7, 2013 7:30 pm
End: September 7, 2013 11:00 pm
Venue: Artsplace
Phone: (859) 255-2951
Address:
161 Mill St., Lexington, KY, United States

John and Jacob at Tin Roof

Sprung from the roots of back-porch pickers, and raised on the harmonies of gospel singers, John and Jacob draw from the influences of the Everly Brothers and the Beach Boys to meld their own organic acoustic sounds. www.tinroofbars.com

Start: September 7, 2013 8:00 pm
End: September 7, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Tin Roof
Address:
303 S. Limestone, Lexington, United States

The Rooster’s Crow/ Rebel Without A Cause at Willie’s Locally Known

Lexington americana/folk duo. Rebel Without a Cause is a local cover band know for wild times and qwirky outfits. www.willieslex.com    

Start: September 7, 2013 8:00 pm
End: September 7, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Willie's Locally Known
Address:
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY, 40508 , United States

Ghostly International Tour Shigeto/ Beacon/ Heathered Pearls at Cosmic Charlie’s

Artists take on pseudonyms for a multitude of reasons, but in Zach Saginaw’s case, those reasons run deeper than most. Zach records under the name Shigeto. It’s his middle name; it’s also his grandfather’s name, a tribute to the Japanese branch of Zach’s family tree. Shigeto also means “to grow bigger”—appropriate, given Zach’s premature birth-weight of less than a pound. …

Start: September 7, 2013 9:00 pm
End: September 7, 2013 9:00 pm
Venue: Cosmic Charlie's
Phone: (859) 309-9499
Address:
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington, KY, United States

Music and Miles at Al’s Bar

WorldService Project blend acid-fried funk, free jazz and heavy riffs with a large dollop of humour.Think of a 4 way-cage match between Weather Report, Rage Against the Machine, Monty Python and Frank Zappa. Nohaybandatrio are a virtuosic trio blending live electronics, heavy, rock-laden beats with the incredible spectacle of Fabio Recchia playing guitar and bass simultaneously. www.alsbarlexington.com

Start: September 7, 2013 9:00 pm
End: September 7, 2013 11:00 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States

Year of October at Natasha’s Bistro

Year of October is rock blues band that originated from Lexington, KY but recently has moved to Nashville, TN. Their music mixes the old with the new, with influences that range from the Beatles, to Led Zeppelin, to Norah Jones. They have written a diverse repertoire of songs that range from soft folk to swampy blues. Their songs often come …

Start: September 7, 2013 9:00 pm
End: September 7, 2013 11:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States

The Other Brothers at Henry Clay’s Pub

A Kentucky roots-rock trio. www.henryclayspublichouse.com

Start: September 7, 2013 9:00 pm
End: September 7, 2013 11:00 pm
Venue: Henry Clay Pub
Address:
112 N. Upper 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 7, 2013 9:45 pm
End: September 7, 2013 11:45 pm
Venue: Comedy Off Broadway
Address:
161 Lexington Green Circle, #C4, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $22-$20

Charlie Patton’s War at Cheapside

Bloomington, IN based Charlie Patton’s War is not your average “college town” band. Dedicated to the modern blues-rock style, the fresh foursome blends the raw styles of early rural blues music with rock and roll rhythm to create an original sound in such a defined genre. The band’s energetic performances and ability to keep an audience dancing all night long …

Start: September 7, 2013 10:00 pm
End: September 7, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Cheapside Bar & Grill
Address:
131 Cheapside St., Lexington, KY, United States

Better Off Dead at Parlay Social

80′s rock/pop cover band. www.parlaysocial.com

Start: September 7, 2013 10:00 pm
End: September 7, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Parlay Social
Phone: (859) 244-1932
Address:
257 West Short Street, Lexington, KY, United States

The New Busy at Paulie’s Toasted Barrel

A pop/rock quartet hailing from Middlesboro, TN. www.pauliestoastedbarrel.com  

Start: September 7, 2013 10:00 pm
End: September 7, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Paulie's Toasted Barrel
Address:
517 W. Main St., Lexington, KY, United States

Japan Summer Festival

Now in it’s 6th year, the Japan Summer Festival the largest celebration of Japanese culture in Kentucky. Activities include: Origami, Japanese games, trying on traditional Yukata (summer wear), Shuji (calligraphy), cooking workshops and more!    

Start: September 7, 2013 11:00 pm
End: September 7, 2013 11:00 pm
Venue: Courthouse Plaza
Address:
150 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States