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September 2015

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

September 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joseph-Beth Booksellers,
161 Lexington Green Cir #B
Lexington, KY United States

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

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Happy Hour on the Lawn at Shaker Village

September 4 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill,
3501 Lexington Road
Harrodsburg, KY United States

Every Friday and Saturday night, The Trustees’ Table Lawn at Shaker Village will feature live music around the fire pits with specialty cocktails and drinks at happy hour prices. Regular dinner and beverage menus available outside, along with marshmallow roast and kids’ games. No admission required for Happy Hour on the Lawn activities. 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Live Music (schedule below, and will be updated in the coming months) *      *      *      *    …

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Shaker Village presents WaterFest

September 5
Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill,
3501 Lexington Road
Harrodsburg, KY United States
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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.

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Wild Women of Poetry Slam at The Downtown Arts Center

September 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Downtown Arts Center,
141 East Main Street
Lexington, KY United States

A poetry slam competition sponsored annually by the Kentucky Women Writers Conference, emceed by Bianca Spriggs, with featured celebrity judge Jessica Helen Lopez and Nashville singer/songwriter Amythyst Kiah. Poets Christina Boyd, Lisa Marie, Jordon Roberts, and Jeannie Woller will compete for the $500 Faith A. Smith prize. This event is free and open to the public.

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Kentucky Women Writers Conference: Stars with Accents at The Carnegie Center

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning,
251 W. Second St.
Lexington, KY United States

Accents Publishing and the Kentucky Women Writers Conference presents Stars With Accents, featuring readings by Bianca Bargo, Martha Billips, and Allison Joseph and moderated by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer. This event is free and open to the public.

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Festival Latino de Lexington

September 18
Courthouse Plaza,
150 N. Limestone
Lexington, KY United States

Traditionally we featured many regional vendors offering Latino food, crafts, and on many occasions we have live performing by sculptors, painters, and other plastic arts artists.    

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Opening Reception: Capturing Light at The Living Arts and Science Center

September 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Living Arts and Science Center,
362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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The Living Arts and Science Center362 N. Martin Luther King(859) 252-5222Gallery Hours: Mon. – Fri. 8:30 am – 5:00 pmSat.: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.www.lasclex.org Opening Reception: September 18, 5 – 8 p.m. On Display August 14 – September 25 Capturing Light: the Photography of Nicole White and Gary Mesa-Gaido “This exhibition will feature the illuminating and compelling photographs of University of Kentucky Photography Lecturer Nicole White and Morehead State University Art Professor Gary Mesa-Gaido as they individually explore the nature of light as…

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Midway Fall Festival

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Main Street,
Main Street
Midway , KY United States

 A lively, family friendly art and craft festival now in its 41st year, in historic and scenic Midway, Ky. Featuring live music, food, and children’s activities. 

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Shaker Village presents HarvestFest

September 26 @ 8:00 am - September 27 @ 5:00 pm
Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill,
3501 Lexington Road
Harrodsburg, KY United States
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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.

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April 2016

Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad: “Gut Churn” at EKU Center for The Arts

April 22, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
EKU Center for the Arts,
Hall Drive
Richmond, KY United States

Jad Abumrad, host of WNYC’s Radiolab, knows something about creative struggle. Through this IdeaFestival keynote speaking event, Abumrad discusses what he calls “Gut Churn,” the radical uncertainty that he feels exists at the very core of creative process. Using examples from Radiolab’s own evolution, he shares the benefits of negative feedback and how we can look out for “pointing arrows” to help guide our work (even when it hurts). www.ekucenter.com 

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