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September 3, 2014

Vanessa Paloma: ‘Sepharad at the tip of Africa’ at Natasha’s Bistro

 Note the new start time: the event will start at 8 p.m. The Jewish community from Morocco has benefited from the history of migrations across the strait of Gibraltar that has brought a cultural, musical and linguistic influx to both sides of the strait. The influences represented in their music and poetry span Africa, the Mediterranean and the Iberian peninsula …

Start: September 3, 2014 8:00 pm
End: September 3, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States

September 5, 2014

New Editions Gallery Grand Re-Opening Party

New Editions Gallery is re-opening in a newly renovated space at 500 West Short Street.     Formerly in Chevy Chase, the gallery is now located right next to the Children’s Museum in the new West Short Street Design District. Welcome them to the neighborhood with this grand re-opening party.  

Start: September 5, 2014 5:00 pm
End: September 5, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: New Editions Gallery
Address:
500 West Short Street , Lexington, KY

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

Dr Coleman’s Lexington History Walks: The Grand Tour

  Dr. Coleman’s Lexington History Walks is Lexington’s newest downtown experience.  Led by Dr. Jonathan Coleman, who holds a Ph.D. in history, the tour introduces visitors and locals alike to little-known tales of the city’s intriguing past.      Every Saturday at 6pm, Dr. Coleman leads “The Grand Tour.”  From horses to heroes, First Ladies to phantoms, “The Grand Tour” takes …

Start: September 6, 2014 6:00 pm
End: September 6, 2014 7:40 pm
Venue: Victorian Square
Address:
401 main street , lexington , KY, United States
Cost: $5 kids/ $10 adults

Dr. Coleman’s Lexington History Walks: ‘Spirits! Scandals! Sordid Secrets!’

  Dr. Coleman’s Lexington History Walks is Lexington’s newest downtown experience.  Led by Dr. Jonathan Coleman, who holds a Ph.D. in history, the two distinctive tours introduce visitors and locals alike to little-known tales of the city’s intriguing past.     Every Saturday at 8pm, Dr. Coleman’s tour takes a ghastly turn when he reveals the darker side of genteel Lexington.  Participants uncover why …

Start: September 6, 2014 8:00 pm
End: September 6, 2014 9:40 pm
Venue: Victorian Square
Address:
401 main street , lexington , KY, United States
Cost: $10 adults

September 11, 2014

Laura Nakadate: Strangers and Relations Opening Reception

In conjunction with the Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series, this will be an oepning reception  for photographer Laura Nakadate and her exhibit of portraits of two groups of people. Nakadate contacted her “strangers” through friends and social media, while her “Relations” subjects were discovered through DNA tests that Nakadate took to uncover data about her mother’s family history.   …

Start: September 11, 2014 5:30 pm
End: September 11, 2014 7:30 pm
Venue: UK Art Museum
Phone: (859) 257-5716
Address:
405 Rose St., Lexington, KY, United States

“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 Asha Bandele, 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
Cost: Free

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 by Tracy K. Smith

  Brave New Words: poetry readings by Tracy K. Smith, Pulitzer Prize winner for Life on Mars, and Tina Chang, poet laureate of Brooklyn. Followed by a conversation with the poets and a book-signing.  

Start: September 12, 2014 12:00 am
End: September 12, 2014 1:00 pm
Venue: UK Memorial Hall
Address:
Memorial Hall, S. Limestone St., Lexington, KY, United States

Street Tested: Kentucky Graffiti Artists Opening Reception

Curated by Lexington’s Dronex, this exhibition features tags, illustrations and writing by five graffiti artists from Kentucky. This foray into urban art will coincide with PRHBTN’s latest mural installations in Lexington from world-renowned street artists Roa, How and Nosm and more.  

Start: September 12, 2014 5:00 pm
End: September 12, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Morlan Gallery
Phone: (859) 233-8142
Address:
300 N Broadway, Lexington, 40508

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

8th Annual Japan Summer Festival

  In its 8th year, the Japan Summer Festival has become Kentucky’s largest celebration of Japanese culture, food, and fun. Come enjoy traditional Japanese Origami, try on a Kimono, and get your name written in Japanese. Kids (and adults!) can have fun at the Japanese games booth and traditional workshop area. Enjoy great Japanese food and goods as well as …

Start: September 13, 2014 11:00 am
End: September 13, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Courthouse Plaza
Address:
150 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: Free

Bicentennial Celebration at Gratz Park

he Junior League of Lexington and the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation are holding a celebration of the bicentennials of the Bodley-Bullock House and Hunt-Morgan House from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at Gratz Park. The first resident of the Bodley-Bullock House was General Thomas Bodley, who was a hero in the War of 1812. It later became headquarters …

Start: September 13, 2014 5:00 pm
End: September 13, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Gratz Park
Address:
Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $30+

The Kentucky Women Writer’s Conference

  The Kentucky Women Writers Conference is the longest running literary festival of women in the nation. Launched by the University of Kentucky in 1979, it has become a premier destination for the celebration of women’s arts and letters. www.beetnik.com 

Start: September 13, 2014 5:30 pm
End: September 13, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: Free

Dr Coleman’s Lexington History Walks: The Grand Tour

  Dr. Coleman’s Lexington History Walks is Lexington’s newest downtown experience.  Led by Dr. Jonathan Coleman, who holds a Ph.D. in history, the tour introduces visitors and locals alike to little-known tales of the city’s intriguing past.      Every Saturday at 6pm, Dr. Coleman leads “The Grand Tour.”  From horses to heroes, First Ladies to phantoms, “The Grand Tour” takes …

Start: September 13, 2014 6:00 pm
End: September 13, 2014 7:40 pm
Venue: Victorian Square
Address:
401 main street , lexington , KY, United States
Cost: $5 kids/ $10 adults

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
Cost: Free

Dr. Coleman’s Lexington History Walks: ‘Spirits! Scandals! Sordid Secrets!’

  Dr. Coleman’s Lexington History Walks is Lexington’s newest downtown experience.  Led by Dr. Jonathan Coleman, who holds a Ph.D. in history, the two distinctive tours introduce visitors and locals alike to little-known tales of the city’s intriguing past.     Every Saturday at 8pm, Dr. Coleman’s tour takes a ghastly turn when he reveals the darker side of genteel Lexington.  Participants uncover why …

Start: September 13, 2014 8:00 pm
End: September 13, 2014 9:40 pm
Venue: Victorian Square
Address:
401 main street , lexington , KY, United States
Cost: $10 adults

September 14, 2014

“Collecting Kentucky 1790-1860″ Opening Reception at the Headley-Whitney Museum

  The Headley-Whitney Museum presents the exhibit “Collecting Kentucky 1790-1860.” Drawn from the book of the same name by Genevieve Baird Lacer & Libby Turner Howard, “Collecting Kentucky” will highlight some of the unique objects in the book and bring them together for the first time from over 20 private and museum collections. The exhibit, like the book, will showcase …

Start: September 14, 2014 1:00 pm
End: September 14, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Headley Whitney Museum
Phone: 859-255-6653
Address:
4435 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY, 40510, United States

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 18, 2014 – September 20, 2014

Inaugural Lex Latino Film Fest

In conjunction with the annual Festival de Latino and inspired by the annual San Diego Latino Film Festival, the inaugural Latino Film Fest features screenings of Latino-produced four films over three days at the historic Kentucky Theatre. Films include -“Rudo & Cursi:” a comedy about two Mexican boys who find fame as soccer stars (Sept. 18) -“Who is Dayani Cristal?,” …

Start: September 18, 2014
End: September 20, 2014
Venue: Kentucky Theater
Phone: (859) 231-6997
Address:
214 East Main St., Lexington, KY, 40507, United States

September 19, 2014

Festival de Latino Lexington 2014

With an average of 30,000 attendees, Lexington’s Courthouse Plaza transforms into a version of its own Latin American country each year, with two days of Latino celebrations and fun for all ages and nationalities. This year, Friday night’s “Salsa night” will include live music from the Costa Rican salsa band Calle8, an opening ceremony with fireworks and a parade of …

Date: September 19, 2014
Venue: Courthouse Plaza
Address:
150 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States

‘Remnants’ Opening Reception at M.S. Rezny Gallery

Amanda J. Cawby, Melissa T. Hall and Page Turner will display works of photography and sculpture that express a shared fascination with traces left behind by others.  

Start: September 19, 2014 5:00 pm
End: September 19, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: M.S. Rezny Studio/Gallery
Phone: (859) 252-4647
Address:
903 Manchester St., Lexington, KY, 40508, United States

September 20, 2014

Festival de Latino Lexington 2014

With an average of 30,000 attendees, Lexington’s Courthouse Plaza transforms into a version of its own Latin American country each year, with two days of Latino celebrations and fun for all ages and nationalities. This year, Friday night’s “Salsa night” will include live music from the Costa Rican salsa band Calle8, an opening ceremony with fireworks and a parade of …

Date: September 20, 2014
Venue: Courthouse Plaza
Address:
150 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States

Dr Coleman’s Lexington History Walks: The Grand Tour

  Dr. Coleman’s Lexington History Walks is Lexington’s newest downtown experience.  Led by Dr. Jonathan Coleman, who holds a Ph.D. in history, the tour introduces visitors and locals alike to little-known tales of the city’s intriguing past.      Every Saturday at 6pm, Dr. Coleman leads “The Grand Tour.”  From horses to heroes, First Ladies to phantoms, “The Grand Tour” takes …

Start: September 20, 2014 6:00 pm
End: September 20, 2014 7:40 pm
Venue: Victorian Square
Address:
401 main street , lexington , KY, United States
Cost: $5 kids/ $10 adults

Dr. Coleman’s Lexington History Walks: ‘Spirits! Scandals! Sordid Secrets!’

  Dr. Coleman’s Lexington History Walks is Lexington’s newest downtown experience.  Led by Dr. Jonathan Coleman, who holds a Ph.D. in history, the two distinctive tours introduce visitors and locals alike to little-known tales of the city’s intriguing past.     Every Saturday at 8pm, Dr. Coleman’s tour takes a ghastly turn when he reveals the darker side of genteel Lexington.  Participants uncover why …

Start: September 20, 2014 8:00 pm
End: September 20, 2014 9:40 pm
Venue: Victorian Square
Address:
401 main street , lexington , KY, United States
Cost: $10 adults

September 24, 2014

‘Street Tested: Kentucky Grafitti Artists’ Talk with Andrew Hem

This exhibition features tags, illustrations and writing by five graffiti artists from Kentucky, and this evening’s program will include a talk with artist Andrew Hem.  

Start: September 24, 2014 5:30 pm
End: September 24, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Address:
251 W. Second St., Lexington, KY, United States

September 27, 2014

Dr Coleman’s Lexington History Walks: The Grand Tour

  Dr. Coleman’s Lexington History Walks is Lexington’s newest downtown experience.  Led by Dr. Jonathan Coleman, who holds a Ph.D. in history, the tour introduces visitors and locals alike to little-known tales of the city’s intriguing past.      Every Saturday at 6pm, Dr. Coleman leads “The Grand Tour.”  From horses to heroes, First Ladies to phantoms, “The Grand Tour” takes …

Start: September 27, 2014 6:00 pm
End: September 27, 2014 7:40 pm
Venue: Victorian Square
Address:
401 main street , lexington , KY, United States
Cost: $5 kids/ $10 adults

Dr. Coleman’s Lexington History Walks: ‘Spirits! Scandals! Sordid Secrets!’

  Dr. Coleman’s Lexington History Walks is Lexington’s newest downtown experience.  Led by Dr. Jonathan Coleman, who holds a Ph.D. in history, the two distinctive tours introduce visitors and locals alike to little-known tales of the city’s intriguing past.     Every Saturday at 8pm, Dr. Coleman’s tour takes a ghastly turn when he reveals the darker side of genteel Lexington.  Participants uncover why …

Start: September 27, 2014 8:00 pm
End: September 27, 2014 9:40 pm
Venue: Victorian Square
Address:
401 main street , lexington , KY, United States
Cost: $10 adults

October 4, 2014

Dr Coleman’s Lexington History Walks: The Grand Tour

  Dr. Coleman’s Lexington History Walks is Lexington’s newest downtown experience.  Led by Dr. Jonathan Coleman, who holds a Ph.D. in history, the tour introduces visitors and locals alike to little-known tales of the city’s intriguing past.      Every Saturday at 6pm, Dr. Coleman leads “The Grand Tour.”  From horses to heroes, First Ladies to phantoms, “The Grand Tour” takes …

Start: October 4, 2014 6:00 pm
End: October 4, 2014 7:40 pm
Venue: Victorian Square
Address:
401 main street , lexington , KY, United States
Cost: $5 kids/ $10 adults