Upcoming Events › Arts

May 27, 2015

Holler Poets Series 84 (7th Anniversary) at Al’s Bar

11026162_376737065863674_8221342792052689701_n
“Holler Poets Series turns 7 years old this month with an incredible show. Mary Ann Taylor-Hall, fiction writer and poet, author of Come and Go, Molly Snow, makes her Holler debut along with Robert Gipe, author of the acclaimed graphic novel, Trampoline. Lexington favorite son, Chris Sullivan (of the Swells, Big Maracas, etc.) provides the tunes. Chris’ latest, Western Movies, is now available. Come help us celebrate 7 years of pushing the lit scene here in little ol’ Lexington. Open mic opens and closes the show with signups beginning at 6:45 p.m.”

Start: May 27, 2015 8:00 pm
End: May 27, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States

May 29, 2015

Harry Dean Stanton Fest: “Two Lane Blacktop” drive-in screening at Break Room

6_large

Hosted by the Lexington Film League, the 5th annual celebration of Kentucky native actor Harry Dean Stanton and his work will take place May 29 – 31. Click here for a full schedule of the weekend’s events, which culminate with special guest, legendary director Monte Hellman, who will take part in a Q&A following the screening of his film “Ride in the Whirlwind” on Sunday, May 31.

The festival kicks off with a drive-in style screening of “Two Lane Blacktop” at dusk at the new Distillery District watering hole the Break Room, with the Pepper Distillery parking lot transformed into a drive-in theater, complete with food trucks.

www.harrydeanstantonfest.com

Start: May 29, 2015 7:00 pm
End: May 29, 2015 7:00 pm
Venue: The Break Room
Address:
1178 Manchester St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: Free

May 30, 2015

AAAS Reading Series Featuring Dr. DaMaris B. Hill at the Morris Book Shop

Facebook_DaMaris_Hill

The Morris Book Shop will host the African American & Africana Studies Program Reading Series. This first installment of the series welcomes Dr. DaMaris B. Hill.

(Visible Textures) is a chapbook project of poems that incorporate digital DaMarisCover3.2.15 (3)humanities methods in creative expressions. The poems are inspired by GPS technologies. The series contrasts details and physical spaces associated with an 1854 Indian Reservation map of Kansas and a 2013 highway map of Kansas. Some poems detail territories allocated to Indigenous American Nations. 

www.themorrisbookshop.com 

Start: May 30, 2015 4:00 pm
End: May 30, 2015 6:00 pm
Venue: the Morris Book Shop
Phone: 859-276-0494
Address:
882 E. High Street, Lexington, KY, United States

May 31, 2015

Robert Gipe reads and signs “Trampoline” at the Morris Book Shop

robert_gipe_FB

Trampoline, a debut novel by Robert Gipe, is set in the coalfields of Kentucky. Its narrator is Dawn Jewell, a teenager who recounts the turbulent time when her grandmother Cora led her into a fight to stop a mountaintop removal coal mine. Dawn’s father, Delbert, is dead, killed in the mines, leaving her mother, Tricia, a grieving drunk. Trampoline follows Dawn as she decides whether to save a mountain or save herself; be ruled by love or ruled by anger; remain in the land of her birth or run for her life.

 

www.themorrisbookshop.com 

Start: May 31, 2015 2:00 pm
End: May 31, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: the Morris Book Shop
Phone: 859-276-0494
Address:
882 E. High Street, Lexington, KY, United States

June 2, 2015

Kentucky Great Writers at Carnegie Center

11116371_776736342444500_6781361121264644057_o

The Kentucky Great Writers Series connects authors to readers and writers in an intimate atmosphere. Each event starts at 7:00 PM with a 30-minute open-mic session to give the audience a chance to participate. At 7:30 the readings by featured authors will begin. Each author will read for 15-20 minutes from a work of their choice. After the author readings, the audience will have the opportunity to get books signed. Locally owned Morris Book Shop will be on hand to sell books and refreshments will be provided by Common Grounds. Featured authors will be Leatha Kendrick (Almanac of the Invisible), Molly Harper (Better Homes and Hauntings) and Joseph G. Anthony (Wanted: Good Family). Free event. No pre-registration required.

Start: June 2, 2015 7:00 pm
End: June 2, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Address:
251 W. Second St., Lexington, KY, United States

June 6, 2015

LizettArt at Central Bank Artist Reception

unnamed

LizettArt – Central Kentucky artist, Lizette Fitzpatrick, that will feature large acrylic paintings on canvas with a few samples of photography on canvas. This show is the Faces Collection that is featured also at www.lizetteart.com. This will be the fist time in 12 years that a solo show will be offered. Most early works are with collectors.

Start: June 6, 2015 4:30 pm
End: June 6, 2015 6:00 pm
Venue: Central Bank
Address:
300 West Vine St, KY, United States

June 10, 2015

Carrie Ryan, Renee Ahdieh, Gwenda Bond, Megan Miranda and Megan Shepherd book discussion and signing at Joseph-Beth

imageloader-2 imageloader-1

Meet five young adult authors in this packed panel of women. 

Carrie Ryan discussing and signing Daughter of Deep Silence

Renee Ahdieh discussing and signing The Wrath and the Dawn

Gwenda Bond discussing and signing Fallout

Megan Miranda discussing and signing Soulprint

Megan Shepherd discussing and signing The Cage 

www.josephbeth.com

 

Start: June 10, 2015 7:00 pm
End: June 10, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Address:
161 Lexington Green Cir #B, Lexington, KY, United States

June 13, 2015

Cameron Ludwick and Blair Thomas Hess discussing and signing “My Old Kentucky Road Trip” at Joseph-Beth

imageloader-3

Discover all the worthwhile distractions between Paw Paw in Pike County and the Kentucky Bend of the Mississippi River in Fulton County. Treasures like Abraham Lincoln’s boyhood home that rests inside a Greek-style temple. Or the Jefferson Davis monument rising from a field in Fairview. From rip-roaring barn dances in Rabbit Hash to the silent reverence of the monks at the Abbey of Gethsemani, the Commonwealth is chock-full of timeless landmarks. Join native Kentuckians Cameron and Blair as they explore all the amazing and irreplaceable things that make this state one of a kind. 

www.josephbeth.com

Start: June 13, 2015 2:00 pm
End: June 13, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Address:
161 Lexington Green Cir #B, Lexington, KY, United States

Laurell K. Hamilton signs and discusses “Dead Ice: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter” at Joseph-Beth

9780425255711

Anita Blake is a U.S. Marshal who can raise zombies with the best of them. But ever since she and master vampire Jean-Claude went public with their engagement, all she is to anyone is Jean-Claude’s fiancee. It’s wreaking havoc with her reputation as a hard ass–to some extent. Luckily she’s still the go-to expert for zombie issues. And right now, the FBI is having one heck of a zombie issue.  Bronte Bistro will feature a special menu starting at 4:00 pm.

This is a ticketed event, call (859) 273-2911 or stop by the store to reserve your place in line.

www.josephbeth.com

Start: June 13, 2015 7:00 pm
End: June 13, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Address:
161 Lexington Green Cir #B, Lexington, KY, United States

June 14, 2015

Beth Underwood reads and signs “Gravity” at the Morris Book Shop

FB_Beth_Underwood-1

This is the story of a small group of Army National Guardsmen from the Volunteer State of Tennessee – otherwise simple men, who spent a year of their lives in the Triangle of Death, one of Iraq’s most hostile areas of operation. But their daily patrols and combat missions weren’t featured on the nightly news. Instead, they operated as silent professionals – ordinary men facing extraordinary circumstances, who carried out their jobs to the best of their abilities and prayed they’d stay alive.

www.themorrisbookshop.com 

Start: June 14, 2015 2:00 pm
End: June 14, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: the Morris Book Shop
Phone: 859-276-0494
Address:
882 E. High Street, Lexington, KY, United States

June 20, 2015

Mary Coons signs “The Piglys and the Hundred-Year Mystery” at the Morris Book Shop

the_piglyFB

In 1873, Persistence P. Pigly builds a beautiful brick home on the top of Pigville Hill that houses wonderful dreams. But as one disaster after another befalls Mr. Pigly’s mansion, it slowly becomes nothing more than dusty remains of a time long forgotten. Even the rumors that there is a treasure buried somewhere within the house begin to fade away.

www.themorrisbookshop.com 

Start: June 20, 2015 3:00 pm
End: June 20, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: the Morris Book Shop
Phone: 859-276-0494
Address:
882 E. High Street, Lexington, KY, United States

Apex Publications 10th Anniversary Celebration at Joseph-Beth

For_Exposure_CVR002sm_large

Featuring the release of Jason Sizemore’s new book ‘For Exposure: The Life and Times of a Small Press Publisher’, and a reading from ‘For Exposure’ with a signing afterward. Door prizes throughout the evening, a Q&A with prominent Apex editors and authors, dinner with Apex from 6 to 8 p.m. with a special ‘Apex’ menu at Bronte’s Bistro, and A cocktail mixer with Apex from 8 to 10 p.m. with a special ‘Apex’ mixed drink.

Start: June 20, 2015 5:00 pm
End: June 20, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Address:
161 Lexington Green Cir #B, Lexington, KY, United States

Thomas Merton Talk at Shaker Village

Join Dr. Paul Pearson of The Thomas Merton Center at Bellarmine University to discuss Shaker Village’s summer exhibition, A Hidden Wholeness: The Zen Photography of Thomas Merton.

www.shakervillageky.org

Start: June 20, 2015 5:00 pm
End: June 20, 2015 7:00 pm
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States

June 25, 2015

Don Boes signs his poetry collection “Good Luck With That” at the Morris Book Shop

good_luck_with_that

This collection by Don Boes features quick shifts in tone, subject, and language as a way to discover and track the moving targets of life. Each poem offers an experience based in serious wordplay and deadpan seriousness. Poem titles like History of Appliances and Retain this Portion for Your Records hint at the jangly conglomerations that we will read and enjoy and then read again.

www.themorrisbookshop.com 

Start: June 25, 2015 5:30 pm
End: June 25, 2015 7:30 pm
Venue: the Morris Book Shop
Phone: 859-276-0494
Address:
882 E. High Street, Lexington, KY, United States

June 27, 2015

Ashland Lawn Party

10571976_10152414918927779_1665625211483227378_o

The Ashland Lawn Party is an event raising funds for the Henry Clay Memorial Foundation and its efforts to preserve Ashland Estate. New this year, the requested attire will be “cocktail summer whites.” Guests will enjoy mixed drinks and music, a dinner furnished by Dupree Catering, and the excitement of a live and silent auction. The event takes place on the Estate’s back lawn, with cocktails beginning at 5:30 p.m. and with dinner served at 7 p.m.

www.henryclay.org

 

Start: June 27, 2015 6:30 pm
End: June 27, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Henry Clay Estate
Address:
120 Sycamore Road, Lexington , KY, United States

July 10, 2015 – July 13, 2015

Berea Craft Festival

1510477_964606196922840_7104550542851184254_n

Berea Craft Festival is a highly ranked, juried show, attracting over 8,000 people each year. Held in an outdoor, sylvan setting, it incorporates folk and bluegrass music and food vendors in with the artists and craftsmen who demonstrate and sell their wares. All items are handmade by the vendors. 

www.bereacraftfestival.com

Start: July 10, 2015
End: July 13, 2015
Venue: Indian Fort Theatre
Address:
Big Hill Road Hwy. 21 East, Berea, KY, United States
Cost: $5-6

August 1, 2015

The Shaker Village Craft Series

tMQhHaG9bi2bf_iFuSw0r3xO-Xl_9U7IyWdS8e_elis

This year’s Shaker Village Craft Fair will boast an assortment of crafts, including exceptional pottery, jewelry, glassware, woven rugs, needlecraft, basketry, leather goods, floral design and Shaker reproductions. The Craft Fair is one of the Kentucky’s premier craft events and attracts the elite among regional artisans, as well as up-and-coming new artists. Time to be announced. Visit www.shakervillageky.org for more info.

Start: August 1, 2015 8:00 am
End: August 1, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States

August 8, 2015

Shaker Village presents “Well Crafted: Local Brews + Local Bands”

FCKigXKwO0uI6IEuZJwuisQABp5pyKMn8gfmeZQFmKI

KRHHqBNq26OoghnWqWMv1wXgAZV4ySVIiH41yS6fSUo,Ig9LETd2lLfJIWfrH5hi4BBjgGtB2h_zf6MH8d4qm4M,_fapLbKr9RpAedPSQv0aiLKrrqR6B2TuG--PdrRoKOA,q25oD9t05-3YJJ3mK5W3w7oUkEkWFe05KiqcINT5E_c,p5ZcmOHq1PjVoZqO-7aRD8TjEfkgZlY4nA0zxsKil9E
Shaker Village’s annual “Well Crafted–Local Brews + Local Bands” festival returns for its second year. The event will celebrate Kentucky’s burgeoning beer and music scene. Favorite local craft beer from up-and-coming breweries will complement a backdrop of local music. Proceeds from the festival will benefit Shaker Village’s environmental sustainability initiatives and programs. Full line-up coming soon. Visit www.shakervillageky.org for more info.

Start: August 8, 2015 8:00 am
End: August 8, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States

September 3, 2015

Kim Harrison signs and discusses “The Drafter: Peri Reed Chronicles” at Joseph-Beth

imageloader-4

The Bourne Identity” meets “Minority Report” in this first highly anticipated installment in Harrison’s sexy new suspense trilogy, featuring a brilliant special task agent at the top of her field and set in a futuristic Detroit.

Tickets to meet the author FREE with purchase of ‘The Drafter’. Gives Back members are eligible for a limited number of VIP tickets.

www.josephbeth.com

Start: September 3, 2015 7:00 pm
End: September 3, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Address:
161 Lexington Green Cir #B, Lexington, KY, United States

September 5, 2015

Shaker Village presents WaterFest

WaterFest, a new event at Shaker Village this year, will be a day of exploration, fun and learning about water. Held in conjunction with this family-friendly festival will be the Kentucky Palisades Paddle SUP (stand-up paddleboarding) race, presented by the Southern Stroke Paddle Series, at Shaker Landing. Professional, adult recreational and youth recreational races will take place on the Kentucky River. Time to be announced. Visit www.shakervillageky.org for more info.

Date: September 5, 2015
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States

September 26, 2015 – September 27, 2015

Shaker Village presents HarvestFest

9_ReINw5vcLUddK6fjsC6fXW2Sm8nmuuky7WUGv96WQ

Shaker Village’s annual down-home harvest celebration, HarvestFest, will return this year, remaining a family-friendly event. Guests of all ages will have the opportunity to meet the farm animals, enjoy live music, climb hay stacks and bob for apples in the Kids’ Village, taste apple butter made from apples in Shaker Village’s orchard, and much more. Time to be announced. Visit www.shakervillageky.org for more info.

Start: September 26, 2015 8:00 am
End: September 27, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States
iCal Import