Calendar of Events

September 20, 2013

Cirque Éloize: Cirkopolis at EKU Center

Montreal’s Cirque Éloize arrives with its all-new creation, CIRKOPOLIS, a non-stop spectacle that blends the worlds of circus, dance and theatre. The production pushes the boundaries of visual and audio innovation, transporting the audience to an industrial yet fanciful universe inspired by the rich visual world of comic books and populated by a cast of twelve multi-disciplinary artists. Jugglers, contortionists …

Start: September 20, 2013
End: September 21, 2013
Venue: EKU Center for the Arts
Phone: 859-622-7469
Address:
Hall Drive, Richmond, KY, United States

Christ the King Oktoberfest

This free annual festival taking place in the parking lot of Christ the King Cathedral features food, live music, a beer garden, bingo and other game tents, children’s activities and more. This year’s live music schedule is a 1980s throwback, featuring the Romantics, The Georgia Satellites (“Keep Your Hands to Yourself”), Thumper & the Plaid Rabbits and more. 7:00p Thumper …

Date: September 20, 2013
Venue: Christ the King Cathedral
Address:
299 Colony Blvd., Lexington, KY, United States

Gloria Nixon-John signs “The Killing Jar” at the Morris Book Shop

Based on true events, this novel recounts the story of one of the youngest Americans to be charged with a capital crime and sentenced to death. After an emotionally abused 15 year-old boy kills his 7 year-old neighbor in rural Eastern Kentucky, he is tried as an adult and sentenced to die in the electric chair. But questions about the …

Start: September 20, 2013 4:00 pm
End: September 20, 2013 5:30 pm
Venue: the Morris Book Shop
Phone: 859-276-0494
Address:
882 E. High Street, Lexington, KY, United States

Undivided Attention: ‘Three Distinct Voices In Contemporary Fiber’ Reception

This event will be a Gallery Hop Reception for the Exhibit. This exhibition features the compelling works of natural materials with forms created using the traditional basketry technique of twining.  Morehead State University Assistant Professor Jennifer Reis investigates personal and cultural issues with her hand-worked embellished textile assemblages.  Inspired by children’s stuffed animals, Morehead State University Professor Elizabeth Mesa-Gaido’s soft sculptures …

Start: September 20, 2013 5:00 pm
End: September 20, 2013 8:00 pm
Venue: The Living Arts and Science Center
Address:
362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., Lexington, KY, 40508, United States

Opening Party for “Beatification” at The Black Lodge

“Beatification” is a collection of paintings, sculpture, and an ordained drag queen blessing of your most hated body parts and/or your most beloved femininity-enhancing accoutrements. The Hen Party is a revolving group of uppity women who meet for coffee on Sundays in Lexington, KY.

Start: September 20, 2013 5:00 pm
End: September 20, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: The Black Lodge
Phone: 510-387-5340
Address:
110 York Street, Lexington, KY, United States

Gloria Nixon-John book signing: The Killing Jar at Morris Book Shop

Gloria Nixon- John will sign her new book, the Killing Jar. Based on true events, this novel recounts the story of one of the youngest Americans to be charged with a capital crime and sentenced to death. www.morrisbookshop.com

Start: September 20, 2013 6:00 pm
End: September 20, 2013 7:00 pm
Venue: the Morris Book Shop
Phone: 859-276-0494
Address:
882 E. High Street, Lexington, KY, United States

Boomslang presents Chelsea Wolfe/ Scout Niblett/ Ancient Warfare

A showcase of dark, stark and beautiful songwriting, ranging from ambient to noisy to electro-tinged goth. To simply call Chelsea Wolfe “unique” would be an understatement. Even among her peers in the so-called “drone-metal-art-folk” scene she’s an icon, a stand-alone singer/songwriter whose fully-formed aesthetic and haunting timelessness appear almost without effort. Scout Niblett is an English singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist known for her …

Start: September 20, 2013 6:00 pm
End: September 20, 2013 9:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $10

KY Women Writers Conf.:Wild Women of Poetry

Wild Women of Poetry Slam, with feature poet and celebrity judge Sonya Renee Taylor, emcee Bianca Spriggs,  special Guest Saul Williams, courtesy of Boomslang: A Celebration of Sound and Art. www.kentuckywomenwriters.org

Start: September 20, 2013 7:00 pm
End: September 20, 2013 9:00 pm
Venue: Transylvania University's Carrick Theater
Address:
300 North Broadway, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: Free

DOJO at Frankfort Center for the Arts

The big-band sound of DOJO includes founders Vince DiMartino on trumpet and Miles Osland on sax.

Start: September 20, 2013 7:30 pm
End: September 20, 2013 9:00 pm
Venue: Grand Theatre
Address:
308 Clair St. , Frankfort, KY, United States
Cost: $10-$20

Lexington Philharmonic: ‘Revolution!’

The 2013-2014 season begins with an evening of contemporary and classical works in Revolution! Joined by vibrant violin soloist, Caroline Goulding, LexPhil presents an opening night featuring Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto and 1812 Overture, and Adam Schoenberg’s American Symphony. Click here for tickets.

Start: September 20, 2013 7:30 pm
End: September 20, 2013 9:30 pm
Venue: Singletary Center for the Arts
Phone: (859) 257-1706
Address:
405 Rose St., Lexington, KY, United States

Holy Ghost Tent Revival at Willie’s Locally Known

‘Since forming in 2007, Holy Ghost Tent Revival — a 6 piece rock band from Greensboro, NC — has played roughly 150 dates per year, released 4 albums, and gained a solid reputation for their eclectic sound and passionate performances. They can be found bringing their blend of Dixieland, Folk and horn-driven Rock and Roll all over the USA, headlining …

Start: September 20, 2013 8:00 pm
End: September 20, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Willie's Locally Known
Address:
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY, 40508 , United States

Balagula Theatre: ‘E.G.O.: The Passions of Eugene Gladstone O’Neill’ at Downtown Arts Center

Winner of the Second Bi-Annual Kentucky Women Writers Prize for Women Playwrights. A play about two of O’Neill’s fatal loves and the detrimental effect that they had on his life and work, “E.G.O.” spans over almost four decades of O’Neill’s life from the moment he met Agnes, who became his second wife, through a passionate affair with Carlotta, the turbulent …

Start: September 20, 2013 8:00 pm
End: September 20, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Downtown Arts Center
Address:
141 East Main Street, Lexington, KY, United States

The Honeycutters at Willie’s Locally Known

The Honeycutters are, at the heart, the musical collaboration of singer/songwriter Amanda Anne Platt and Lead Guitarist/ Producer Peter James. While their sound has drawn comparisons to such artists as Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris or Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Platt and James produce a refreshingly unique blend of Americana music that is comfortingly familiar while being entirely original. …

Start: September 20, 2013 8:00 pm
End: September 20, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Willie's Locally Known
Address:
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY, 40508 , United States

Boomslang presents: Carl Calm/ ADULT./ Clinic/ Com Truise

2013 marks the 5th year for WRFL 88.1’s Boomslang:  A Celebration of Sound & Art,  a 3-day multi-genre festival taking place at various venues throughout Lexington. Carl Calm is the stage moniker of Eric Lanham. Based out of Lexington, he produces lulling, ethereal electronic soundscapes. ADULT. is an American band from Detroit, Michigan that integrates vocals with drum machines, analog …

Start: September 20, 2013 9:00 pm
End: September 20, 2013 9:00 pm
Venue: Cosmic Charlie's
Phone: (859) 309-9499
Address:
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $15

Absalom, Absalom/ New Madrid at Al’s Bar

Local 5-piece dream-pop/ art-rock outfit.

Start: September 20, 2013 9:00 pm
End: September 20, 2013 11:30 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States

Lauren Mink at Henry Clay’s Pub

Winchester, KY native covering pop and country hits. www.henryclayspublichouse.com

Start: September 20, 2013 9:00 pm
End: September 20, 2013 11:00 pm
Venue: Henry Clay Pub
Address:
112 N. Upper St., Lexington, KY, United States

35th KY Women Writers Conference at the Carnegie Center

35th Annual Kentucky Women Writers Conference: workshops, readings, and panels in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and playwriting with Bonnie Jo Cambell, Kia Corthron, Claire Dederer, Jennifer Haigh, Ada Limon, George Ella Lyon, Molly Peacock, Kiki Petrosino, Paisley Rekdal, Sonya Renee Taylor, and more. www.kentuckywomenwriters.org

Start: September 20, 2013 9:00 pm
End: September 20, 2013 9:00 pm
Venue: Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Address:
251 W. Second St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $195 gen. admission $30 Undergrads

Five Below Band at Paulie’s Toasted Barrel

The Five Below Band are a cover band with music ranging from  southern rock, classic rock and the blues. www.pauliestoastedbarrel.com  

Start: September 20, 2013 10:00 pm
End: September 20, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Paulie's Toasted Barrel
Address:
517 W. Main St., Lexington, KY, United States

Holy Ghost Tent Revival at Willie’s Locally Known

Since forming in 2007, Holy Ghost Tent Revival — a 6 piece rock band from Greensboro, NC — , released 4 albums, and gained a solid reputation for their eclectic sound and brings their blend of Dixieland, Folk and horn-driven Rock and Roll all over the USA, headlining festivals and respected venues year-round. www.wllieslex.com

Start: September 20, 2013 10:00 pm
End: September 20, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Willie's Locally Known
Address:
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY, 40508 , United States

The Del Lord’s Reunion Tour at Parlay Social

The Del-Lords are an American rock and roll band that formed in New York City in 1982, founded by The Dictators’ guitarist Scott Kempner. The band combined elements of 1960s garage rock with country, blues, and folk influences to become one of the initial progenitors of urban-roots-rock. www.parlaysocial.com

Start: September 20, 2013 10:00 pm
End: September 20, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Parlay Social
Phone: (859) 244-1932
Address:
257 West Short Street, Lexington, KY, United States

Greener Band at Cheapside Bar and Grill

A local jam band trio covering Jack Johnson, Sublime, Eric Clapton and more… www.cheapsidebarandgrill.com

Start: September 20, 2013 10:00 pm
End: September 20, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Cheapside Bar & Grill
Address:
131 Cheapside St., Lexington, KY, United States

Boomslang Fest: Wild Women of Poetry after-party at Natasha’s Bistro

Presented by WRFL’s Boomslang Festival and he KY Women Writers Conference, this official after-party for the Wild Women of Poetry Slam will feature local DJ’s, an open mic, and a spoken word performance by esteemed poet and alternative hip-hop artist Saul Williams. Emceed by Bianca Spriggs. www.beetnik.com www.boomslangfest.com

Start: September 20, 2013 10:00 pm
End: September 20, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States

Drunk with Guns at Tin Roof

3-piece rock band from Knoxville, TN. www.tinrooflexington.com

Start: September 20, 2013 10:30 pm
End: September 20, 2013 10:30 pm
Venue: Tin Roof
Address:
303 S. Limestone, Lexington, United States