Calendar of Events

September 21, 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:
521 Lancaster Ave., Richmond, 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 21, 2013
Venue: Downtown Lexington
Address:
Main Street, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $49 + tax

Crave Lexington: Food + Music Maker’s Festival

Smiley Pete Publishing presents the inaugural Crave Lexington, a two-day food & music maker’s festival. Featuring food trails with more than 60 local food vendors, cooking demonstrations from local chefs, and live music for two days, Crave Lexington is Central Kentucky’s first celebration of “made from scratch.” From home cook to farmer to chef, Crave will highlight the bounty right around us and the people who make it delicious.

Start: September 21, 2013
End: September 22, 2013
Venue: Moondance Amphitheater
Address:
1152 Monarch Street, Lexington , KY, United States
Cost: FREE

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 21, 2013
Venue: Christ the King Cathedral
Address:
299 Colony Blvd., Lexington, KY, United States

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 21, 2013 7:00 am
End: September 21, 2013 3:00 pm
Venue: 5/3 Pavilion at Cheapside Park
Address:
Cheapside Street, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: Free

Stitched & Embellished Textile Collage with Artist Jennifer Reis

Jennifer A. Reis is an exhibiting and teaching artist, as well as gallery director and faculty at Morehead State University in eastern Kentucky.  She exhibits her award-winning hand-worked and embellished textile and mixed media artworks in nationally and internationally juried exhibitions.  Receiving a B.F.A. in Studio Art from the Columbus College of Art and Design and M.A. in Museum Studies …

Start: September 21, 2013 9:00 am
End: September 21, 2013 1:00 pm
Venue: The Living Arts and Science Center
Address:
362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., Lexington, KY, 40508, United States

OneLove Lexington at Triangle Park

An event to raise awareness for environmental causes featuring yoga, music, and meditation.  Click here for more information.  

Start: September 21, 2013 9:00 am
End: September 21, 2013 1:00 pm
Venue: Triangle Park
Address:
430 W. vine, Lexington , KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $25-$30 donation

Sunday Brunch Young Songwriters Showcase at Willie’s Locally Known

Featuring young local songwriters: Grace Rogers Joplin Rice Ian Gordon Maya Burke www.willieslex.com

Start: September 21, 2013 12:00 pm
End: September 21, 2013 2:00 pm
Venue: Willie's Locally Known
Address:
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY, 40508 , United States

Boomslang Fest: Daytime Block Party with Bleached, Marnie Stern, Idiot Glee & more at Al’s Bar

WRFL’s Boomslang and Al’s Bar present an indoor/outdoor “block party” style afternoon extravaganza, featuring 6 bands on 2 stages, plus food, beer and more. Fielded / Potty Mouth / Idiot Glee / Marnie Stern / Dent May / Bleached. All Ages, No Ticket Required www.boomslangfest.com www.beetnik.com

Start: September 21, 2013 12:30 pm
End: September 21, 2013 5:00 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: free

Lexington Children’s Theatre: “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse”

The Queen of the World, aka Lilly, suspects her new baby brother is stealing the spotlight.  Luckily, her fabulous purple plastic purse will surely prove she is the main attraction…. Based on the book series by Kevin Henkes. To purchase tickets, call the Box Office at 859.254.4546 ext. 247 or visit www.lctonstage.org.

Start: September 21, 2013 2:00 pm
End: September 21, 2013 4:00 pm
Venue: LCT Main Stage at Lexington Children's Theatre
Phone: (859) 254-4546
Address:
418 W. Short St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $15-$18

Jody Casella book signing: Thin Space at Morris Book Shop

Jody Casella will sign her new supernatural thriller for young adults, Thin Space. Consumed by guilt and secrets about his twin brother’s death, Marsh Windsor is looking for a thin space—a place where the barrier between this world and the next is thin enough for a person to cross over–in hopes of setting things right. www.morrisbookshop.com

Start: September 21, 2013 2:00 pm
End: September 21, 2013 3:00 pm
Venue: the Morris Book Shop
Phone: 859-276-0494
Address:
882 E. High Street, Lexington, KY, United States

Boomslang presents: Doomslang at Embrace church

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.  Music by: (ohlm) / Locrian / Inter Arma / Grails / Thou / Pallbearer (ohlm): dark, heavy rock from Lexington. Locrian: An experimental noise metal band hailing from Chicago. Inter Arma: Heavy metal 5-piece …

Start: September 21, 2013 6:30 pm
End: September 21, 2013 11:00 pm
Venue: Embrace Church
Address:
1015 N Limestone , Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: 415

Lexington Children’s Theatre: “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse”

The Queen of the World, aka Lilly, suspects her new baby brother is stealing the spotlight.  Luckily, her fabulous purple plastic purse will surely prove she is the main attraction…. Based on the book series by Kevin Henkes. To purchase tickets, call the Box Office at 859.254.4546 ext. 247 or visit www.lctonstage.org.

Start: September 21, 2013 7:00 pm
End: September 22, 2013 9:00 pm
Venue: LCT Main Stage at Lexington Children's Theatre
Phone: (859) 254-4546
Address:
418 W. Short St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $15-$18

KY Women Writers Conference: An evening with Bonnie Jo Campbell

Followed by Q & A and book signing with the fiction author. www.kentuckywomenwriters.org  

Start: September 21, 2013 7:00 pm
End: September 21, 2013 8:30 pm
Venue: UK Worsham Theater
Address:
Lexington , 40508

NoLi Night MArket: The Boomslang Edition with Young Widows/ No Joy/ Body/Head

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. *Note: in case of inclement weather, visit www.boomslangfest.com for updates on a rain plan* For this event, Boomslang partners with the NoLi CDC to present the second NoLi Night Market, a free, outdoor pop-up …

Start: September 21, 2013 7:00 pm
End: September 21, 2013 11:00 pm
Venue: NoLi Market
Address:
804 N. Limestone, Lexington , KY, United States
Cost: FREE

Blake Shelton at Rupp Arena

Country Music Awards Entertainer of the Year and Grammy nominee, Blake Shelton is embarking on a headlining tour of the U.S. and will be making his stop at Rupp Arena on Saturday, September 21st. The Ten Times Crazier Tour, which features special guests Mercury Recording artist, Easton Corbin, and ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year nominee, Jana Kramer will …

Start: September 21, 2013 7:30 pm
End: September 21, 2013 9:30 pm
Venue: Rupp Arena
Address:
430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $54.75 / $39.75 / $25

Mayer Hawthorne at Singletary Center

Mayer Hawthorne is an American singer, producer, songwriter based in Los Angeles, California influence by vintage soul. He’s released two well-received full-length albums, had songs licensed for film and television, and toured the world with Bruno Mars, Foster The People, Erykah Badu, Janelle Monae, and the late Amy Winehouse. In the last five years, Mayer has grown as a singer, songwriter and in his desire for collaboration. Working …

Start: September 21, 2013 7:30 pm
End: September 21, 2013 9:30 pm
Venue: Singletary Center for the Arts
Phone: (859) 257-1706
Address:
405 Rose St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $22-$28-$35

Lexington Ballet: Tribute to Ballets Russes

Wildly regarded as the most influential company of the 20th Century, Ballets Russes promoted ground breaking collaborations with the most important artists of its time, completely reinvigorating the art of dance with a resonance that reaches us to the present day. In 1913, Igor Stravinsky, the composer, and Vaslav Nijinsky, of the Ballets Russes, premiered the Rite of Spring and …

Start: September 21, 2013 7:30 pm
End: September 21, 2013 9:00 pm
Venue: Lexington Opera House
Phone: (859) 233-4567
Address:
401 W. Short St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: 420.75-$30.75

The Official Blues Brothers Revue at Norton Center

More than a concert, The Official Blues Brothers™ Revue combines the comedy, music and mayhem from the original hit movie, as well as songs from the five popular albums released by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. The show is a recreation of the characters Jake and Elwood  and a  tribute to Chicago’s rich history of blues, R&B, gospel and traditional …

Start: September 21, 2013 8:00 pm
End: September 21, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Norton Center for the Arts
Address:
625 West Walnut Street, Danville, KY, 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 21, 2013 8:00 pm
End: September 21, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Downtown Arts Center
Address:
141 East Main Street, Lexington, KY, United States

Phoebe Hunt at Natasha’s Bistro

Known for her work in the Belleville Outfit and tours with Lexingtonian Ben Sollee, Pheobe Hunt is a beautiful presence in contemporary Americana music. Intimate and connected,  to heart wrenching and playful, the quality that shines through most of all in Phoebe’s music is honesty. www.beetnik.com  

Start: September 21, 2013 8:00 pm
End: September 21, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $8

Drew and the Hgh Band/ Paul Childers at Willie’s Locally Known

Drew and The HgH Band is a Rock/Groove band out of Lexington. Paul Childers is a singer/songwriter from Kentucky. Before developing that style, he was a touring blues musician who played the local circuits around his hometown. He began playing guitar at the age of 12 and tried to emulate the likes of Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, and Miles Davis. …

Start: September 21, 2013 8:00 pm
End: September 21, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Willie's Locally Known
Address:
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY, 40508 , United States

Boomslang: Mother Plant/ Electric Citizen/ Stampede at Al’s Bar

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. Electric citizen is witchy 70s metal from Cincinnati, Ohio described as a hauntingly beautiful combination of West Coast psych and dark, medieval folk. www.boomslangfest.com  

Start: September 21, 2013 9:00 pm
End: September 21, 2013 11:30 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States

Catch 22 at Henry Clay’s Pub

A classic rock cover band from Lexington. www.henryclayspublichouse.com

Start: September 21, 2013 9:00 pm
End: September 21, 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 21, 2013 9:00 pm
End: September 21, 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 21, 2013 10:00 pm
End: September 21, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Paulie's Toasted Barrel
Address:
517 W. Main St., 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 21, 2013 10:00 pm
End: September 21, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Cheapside Bar & Grill
Address:
131 Cheapside St., Lexington, KY, United States

Ital/ The Blow/ Jeanne Vomit-Terror & Ed Sunspot, etc. at Cosmic Charlie’s

Also featuring HEATSICK, an electronic act from Germany. The Blow is an electro pop band comprising Khaela Maricich and Melissa Dyne.        

Start: September 21, 2013 10:00 pm
End: September 21, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Cosmic Charlie's
Phone: (859) 309-9499
Address:
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $10

Action Jackson at Tin Roof

Action Jackson is a rock band based out of Atlanta. www.tinroofbars.com

Start: September 21, 2013 10:00 pm
End: September 21, 2013 10:30 pm
Venue: Tin Roof
Address:
303 S. Limestone, Lexington, United States