September 22, 2013
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.
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.
Coralee and the Townies are a Lexington, Kentucky based band of a genre they’ve self-defined as HONKY TONK SOUL. And it’s a fitting description, as the sextet whoops and weeps with traditional authenticity and contemporary energy, with Coralee’s husky vocals front and center and the Townies providing a righteous, raucous hootenanny soundtrack around her. www.willieslex.com
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. A stroll through the park with a side dish of history, a dash of culture and a taste of the Bluegrass. Sunday’s tour focuses on more casual eateries. …
The Sonia Sanchez Series, honoring the indelible spirit of the poet and her many visits to the neighborhoods of Lexington, brings a major thinker whose writing impacts Black culture and social justice issues. She participates in the Kentucky Woman Writers Conference and gives a keynote address, free and open to the community. www.kentuckywomenswriters.org
Stars with Accents is a literary celebration in conjunction with Boomslang and Kentucky Women Writer’s Conference, featuring readings by Ada Limón, George Ella Lyon, and Sara Freligh, and hosted by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer of Accents: A radio show for art and culture. womenwriters.as.uky.edu//stars-accents
Phil Lee plays intelligent songs full of wit, humor and grace that blend sizzling Dylan-esque rock and roll, country and western, mid-sixties British Invasion and medicine show sounds. www.beetnik.com for reservations.
Southern trio CunninLynguists sample genres from psych-rock to blues, New Romantic to polka, they have been musically compared to UGK and Atmosphere. Nemo Achida is a Brooklyn, NY hip-hop artist bringing a fresh perspective with poetry-based works. www.boomslangfest.com