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August 1, 2014

Coffee with the Collection at Shaker Village

June 20, June 21, June 22, August 1, August 2, and August 3.10 am and 2 pm, $25 (includes program & Village admission)Go behind the scenes with Shaker Village staff for a rare opportunity to view exceptional objects from the 10,000-piece Shaker Village collection. This intimate tour includes refreshments, conversation and access to collections storage spaces not open to the …

Date: August 1, 2014
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States

August 2, 2014

Coffee with the Collection at Shaker Village

June 20, June 21, June 22, August 1, August 2, and August 3.10 am and 2 pm, $25 (includes program & Village admission)Go behind the scenes with Shaker Village staff for a rare opportunity to view exceptional objects from the 10,000-piece Shaker Village collection. This intimate tour includes refreshments, conversation and access to collections storage spaces not open to the …

Date: August 2, 2014
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States

August 3, 2014

Coffee with the Collection at Shaker Village

June 20, June 21, June 22, August 1, August 2, and August 3.10 am and 2 pm, $25 (includes program & Village admission)Go behind the scenes with Shaker Village staff for a rare opportunity to view exceptional objects from the 10,000-piece Shaker Village collection. This intimate tour includes refreshments, conversation and access to collections storage spaces not open to the …

Date: August 3, 2014
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States

Artful Sunday: Wrapped Art at the UK Art Museum

Following the lead of Christo and Jean Claude, participants will wrap a variety of shapes, and make a picture of this landscape. Admission: Free  

Start: August 3, 2014 2:00 pm
End: August 3, 2014 3:30 pm
Venue: UK Art Museum
Phone: (859) 257-5716
Address:
405 Rose St., Lexington, KY, United States

August 8, 2014

Benefit Jazz Concert: Deep Roots – Tall Tree at the Lyric Theatre

  This concert is a benefit fundraiser for the First African Foundation’s capital campaign to purchase the historic First African Church located at Short and Deweese Streets in Lexington. After purchase and renovations the plan is to develop a center which will feature a concert hall, rehearsal rooms, art galleries, community service space, café, gift shop and administrative offices.   …

Start: August 8, 2014 7:00 pm
End: August 8, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center
Address:
300 E Third Street, Lexington, 40508
Cost: $10-$30

Fountain Films on Fridays: Napoleon Dynamite at Triangle Park

Downtown Lexington Corporation presents ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ as part of Free Friday Flicks, an annual outdoor movie event taking place on select Friday nights throughout the summer. Films are shown on a blow-up screen at Triangle Park and attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket, purchase food and beverages from a vendor located in the park or bring …

Start: August 8, 2014 9:00 pm
End: August 8, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Triangle Park
Address:
430 W. vine, Lexington , KY, 40507, United States

August 14, 2014

Chamber Music Festival of Lexington

The Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, now in its 8th season, is the only such Festival in the US to premiere a new commissioned work by a leading American composer every season.  Held every August in Lexington, Kentucky, the Festival brings together a quintet of nationally recognized musicians to offer Central Kentuckians three formal concerts at the beautiful Fasig-Tipton Pavilion …

Date: August 14, 2014
Venue: Fasig-Tipton Pavilion
Address:
2400 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY, United States

August 15, 2014

Chamber Music Festival of Lexington

The Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, now in its 8th season, is the only such Festival in the US to premiere a new commissioned work by a leading American composer every season.  Held every August in Lexington, Kentucky, the Festival brings together a quintet of nationally recognized musicians to offer Central Kentuckians three formal concerts at the beautiful Fasig-Tipton Pavilion …

Date: August 15, 2014
Venue: Fasig-Tipton Pavilion
Address:
2400 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY, United States

August 16, 2014

Chamber Music Festival of Lexington

The Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, now in its 8th season, is the only such Festival in the US to premiere a new commissioned work by a leading American composer every season.  Held every August in Lexington, Kentucky, the Festival brings together a quintet of nationally recognized musicians to offer Central Kentuckians three formal concerts at the beautiful Fasig-Tipton Pavilion …

Date: August 16, 2014
Venue: Fasig-Tipton Pavilion
Address:
2400 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY, United States

August 17, 2014

Chamber Music Festival of Lexington

The Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, now in its 8th season, is the only such Festival in the US to premiere a new commissioned work by a leading American composer every season.  Held every August in Lexington, Kentucky, the Festival brings together a quintet of nationally recognized musicians to offer Central Kentuckians three formal concerts at the beautiful Fasig-Tipton Pavilion …

Date: August 17, 2014
Venue: Fasig-Tipton Pavilion
Address:
2400 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY, United States

August 18, 2014

Chamber Music Festival of Lexington

The Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, now in its 8th season, is the only such Festival in the US to premiere a new commissioned work by a leading American composer every season.  Held every August in Lexington, Kentucky, the Festival brings together a quintet of nationally recognized musicians to offer Central Kentuckians three formal concerts at the beautiful Fasig-Tipton Pavilion …

Date: August 18, 2014
Venue: Fasig-Tipton Pavilion
Address:
2400 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY, United States

August 19, 2014

Chamber Music Festival of Lexington

The Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, now in its 8th season, is the only such Festival in the US to premiere a new commissioned work by a leading American composer every season.  Held every August in Lexington, Kentucky, the Festival brings together a quintet of nationally recognized musicians to offer Central Kentuckians three formal concerts at the beautiful Fasig-Tipton Pavilion …

Date: August 19, 2014
Venue: Fasig-Tipton Pavilion
Address:
2400 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY, United States

August 20, 2014

Chamber Music Festival of Lexington

The Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, now in its 8th season, is the only such Festival in the US to premiere a new commissioned work by a leading American composer every season.  Held every August in Lexington, Kentucky, the Festival brings together a quintet of nationally recognized musicians to offer Central Kentuckians three formal concerts at the beautiful Fasig-Tipton Pavilion …

Date: August 20, 2014
Venue: Fasig-Tipton Pavilion
Address:
2400 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY, United States

Megan Whitmer book signing: ‘Between’ at Morris Book Shop

  When a supernatural freak of nature forces her family to separate, seventeen-year-old Charlie Page must turn to her frustrating (yet gorgeous) neighbor, Seth, to help reunite them. Seth whisks Charlie to Ellauria–a magical world filled with the creatures of myths and legends–and tells her of the Fellowship, the group charged with protecting mystical beings from human discovery.   www.morrisbookshop.com  …

Start: August 20, 2014 2:00 pm
End: August 20, 2014 3:30 pm
Venue: the Morris Book Shop
Phone: 859-276-0494
Address:
882 E. High Street, Lexington, KY, United States

August 21, 2014

Chamber Music Festival of Lexington

The Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, now in its 8th season, is the only such Festival in the US to premiere a new commissioned work by a leading American composer every season.  Held every August in Lexington, Kentucky, the Festival brings together a quintet of nationally recognized musicians to offer Central Kentuckians three formal concerts at the beautiful Fasig-Tipton Pavilion …

Date: August 21, 2014
Venue: Fasig-Tipton Pavilion
Address:
2400 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY, United States

August 22, 2014

Chamber Music Festival of Lexington

The Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, now in its 8th season, is the only such Festival in the US to premiere a new commissioned work by a leading American composer every season.  Held every August in Lexington, Kentucky, the Festival brings together a quintet of nationally recognized musicians to offer Central Kentuckians three formal concerts at the beautiful Fasig-Tipton Pavilion …

Date: August 22, 2014
Venue: Fasig-Tipton Pavilion
Address:
2400 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY, United States

August 23, 2014

Chamber Music Festival of Lexington

The Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, now in its 8th season, is the only such Festival in the US to premiere a new commissioned work by a leading American composer every season.  Held every August in Lexington, Kentucky, the Festival brings together a quintet of nationally recognized musicians to offer Central Kentuckians three formal concerts at the beautiful Fasig-Tipton Pavilion …

Date: August 23, 2014
Venue: Fasig-Tipton Pavilion
Address:
2400 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY, United States

August 24, 2014

Chamber Music Festival of Lexington

The Chamber Music Festival of Lexington, now in its 8th season, is the only such Festival in the US to premiere a new commissioned work by a leading American composer every season.  Held every August in Lexington, Kentucky, the Festival brings together a quintet of nationally recognized musicians to offer Central Kentuckians three formal concerts at the beautiful Fasig-Tipton Pavilion …

Date: August 24, 2014
Venue: Fasig-Tipton Pavilion
Address:
2400 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY, United States

August 29, 2014

‘Shaker After Dark’ at Shaker Village

7:00 pm $35 (includes program & Village admission) Ages 21 & over only Space is limited. Non-refundable prepayment is required. Think the Shakers were dull? This lively program explores their very human sides. New themes, including scandal, defiance and decadence, will be explored each month with interesting hors d’oeuvre and wine or beer pairings. More info at www.shakervillageky.org.  

Start: August 29, 2014 7:00 pm
End: August 29, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States

August 30, 2014

Shaker Village Top to Bottom

Every Friday & Saturday, June – August Shaker Village of Kentucky now features reduced admission to new evening programs and activities, where guests can gather around the fire pits on the Trustees’ Office lawn for marshmallow roasts, kids’ games and more. At this event, guests can discover attics, cellars, archaeological ruins, and other special sites not open to the public. …

Start: August 30, 2014 5:30 pm
End: August 30, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States

September 6, 2014

Moon Festival Celebration 2014 at Moondance Ampitheatre

Presented by the KY Chinese American Association, this celebration features a moon cake competition, mini Chinese language lessons, cooking demonstrations, crafts, inflatable and a petting zoo, among other family activities. For more information, visit www.kycaa.org. 

Start: September 6, 2014 4:00 pm
End: September 6, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Moondance Amphitheater
Address:
1152 Monarch Street, Lexington , KY, United States
Cost: Free

September 11, 2014

The Prisoner’s Wife: A Conversation with Asha Bandele and Patrice Muhammad

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, alongside series chair Patrice Muhammad.  www.carnegieliteracy.org

Start: September 11, 2014 7:00 pm
End: September 11, 2014 8:30 pm
Venue: Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Address:
251 W. Second St., Lexington, KY, United States

September 12, 2014

Kentucky Women Writers Conference at Carnegie Center

  The 36th annual event features workshops, readings, and panels in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction with presenters Asha Bandele, Joy Castro, Tina Chang, Sarah Combs, Ellen Hagan, Leslie Jamison, Rebecca Makkai, Jill McCorkle, Tracy K. Smith, Margaret Wrinkle, and more.   $200 general admission, $125 without workshop, $30 students.   www.carnegieliteracy.org  

Date: September 12, 2014
Venue: Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Address:
251 W. Second St., Lexington, KY, United States

Brave New Words: Poetry Readings at Memorial Hall

  The Kentucky Woman Writers Conference presents readings by Tracy K. Smith, Pulitzer Prize winner for Life on Mars, and Tina Chang, poet laureate of Brooklyn. A conversation with the poets and a book-signing will follow.      

Start: September 12, 2014 7:30 pm
End: September 12, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: UK Memorial Hall
Address:
Memorial Hall, S. Limestone St., Lexington, KY, United States

September 13, 2014

Kentucky Women Writers Conference at Carnegie Center

  The 36th annual event features workshops, readings, and panels in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction with presenters Asha Bandele, Joy Castro, Tina Chang, Sarah Combs, Ellen Hagan, Leslie Jamison, Rebecca Makkai, Jill McCorkle, Tracy K. Smith, Margaret Wrinkle, and more.   $200 general admission, $125 without workshop, $30 students.   www.carnegieliteracy.org  

Date: September 13, 2014
Venue: Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Address:
251 W. Second St., Lexington, KY, United States

Wild Women of Poetry Slam at the Carrick Theatre

 This year’s Wild Women of Poetry Slam, a spoken word competition with audience judging presented in conjunction with the Kentucky Woman Writers Conference, features poet and celebrity judge Ellen Hagan and is emceed by Bianca Spriggs.  6:30 Open mic, performances begin at 7.   www.carnegieliteracy.org   

Start: September 13, 2014 6:30 pm
End: September 13, 2014 8:30 pm
Venue: Transylvania University's Carrick Theater
Address:
300 North Broadway, Lexington, KY, United States

September 14, 2014

Stars with Accents Literary Reading at the Carnegie Center

  Hosted by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer, this annual event features readings by Leatha Kendrick, Paulette Livers, and Lisa Williams.   www.carnegieliteracy.com 

Start: September 14, 2014 7:00 pm
End: September 14, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Address:
251 W. Second St., Lexington, KY, United States

September 19, 2014

Latino Fest 2014

Last year, more than 30,000 people celebrated Lexington’s Latino community at the Festival Latino de Lexington. Activities include live music and dance, youth activities, cultural presentations and vendors, informational booths, authentic cuisine and more.  

Start: September 19, 2014 5:00 pm
End: September 19, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Courthouse Plaza
Address:
150 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States

November 7, 2014

Carnegie Center Classics: Catcher In The Rye

  Step into mid-century New York City. Spend an evening in the world of Holden Caulfield. This November, our annual “Carnegie Classics” happening will celebrate J.D. Salinger’s classic, “Catcher in the Rye.”   www.carnegiecenterlex.org

Start: November 7, 2014 7:00 pm
End: November 7, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Address:
251 W. Second St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $15 advance, $20 at the door

February 28, 2015

Kodo – One Earth Tour: Mystery at EKU Center for the Arts

Performing on the larger-than-life taiko drum, the Kodo drummers reinterpret traditional Japanese arts with astounding energy and athleticism. Infusing rhythms and movements from across the globe, Kodo creates an exhilarating performance for audiences of all ages. www.ekucenter.com

Start: February 28, 2015 7:30 pm
End: February 28, 2015 9:30 pm
Venue: EKU Center for the Arts
Phone: 859-622-7469
Address:
Hall Drive, Richmond, KY, United States
Cost: $38-$55