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November 1, 2014

Writing Workshop at The UK Art Museum

Join poet and UK Professor of English, Julia Johnson, for “Poetry in the Museum” a workshop inspired by the “Take My Word For It” exhibition. This event is appropriate for writers of all ages and experience.

Start: November 1, 2014 10:00 am
End: November 1, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: UK Art Museum
Phone: (859) 257-5716
Address:
405 Rose St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $20 , $15 for members and students

Christopher Epling & Mary Powell Wagner discussing & signing ‘Simon Salamander’ at Joseph Beth

‘Simon Salamander’ is an orange salamander who lives in the most suitable environment for his kind; surrounded by the mountains and rivers of Eastern Kentucky. Though he day begins the same as always, Simon will face some of his biggest struggles; most importantly, being thought of as a lizard instead of an amphibian! Go on an adventure with the little …

Start: November 1, 2014 11:00 am
End: November 1, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Address:
161 Lexington Green Cir #B, Lexington, KY, United States

Cultural Day at the Panagia Pantovasillisa Greek Orthodox Church

Featuring: Gyros, greek pastries, music, dancing, and cultural representation from regions of Eastern Europe. From 5:00-8:30pm the event will feature a Romanian Dinner Night,  with various price points and sides.  

Start: November 1, 2014 11:00 am
End: November 1, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Panagia Pantovasillisa Greek Orthodox Church
Address:
3001 Tates Creek Road , Lexington, KY
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: November 1, 2014 6:00 pm
End: November 1, 2014 7:40 pm
Venue: Victorian Square
Address:
401 main street , lexington , KY, United States
Cost: $5 kids/ $10 adults

Patrick Rothfuss discussing & signing ‘The Slow Regard of Silent Things’ at Joseph Beth

Rothfuss is a wildly entertaining speaker who usually leads a lengthy question and answer session following his book discussion before signing. Deep below the University, there is a dark place. Few people know of it: a broken web of ancient passageways and abandoned rooms. A young woman lives there, tucked among the sprawling tunnels of the Underthing, snug in the …

Start: November 1, 2014 7:00 pm
End: November 1, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Address:
161 Lexington Green Cir #B, Lexington, KY, United States

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: November 1, 2014 8:00 pm
End: November 1, 2014 9:40 pm
Venue: Victorian Square
Address:
401 main street , lexington , KY, United States
Cost: $10 adults

November 5, 2014

Julie Kagawa discussing & signing ‘Talon’ at Joseph-Beth

Long ago, dragons were hunted to near extinction by the Order of St. George, a legendary society of dragon slayers. Hiding in human form and growing their numbers in secret, the dragons of Talon have become strong and cunning, and they’re positioned to take over the world with humans none the wiser.  

Start: November 5, 2014 7:00 pm
End: November 5, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Address:
161 Lexington Green Cir #B, Lexington, KY, United States

November 7, 2014

Carnegie Center Classics: Catcher In The Rye

Now in year three, the Carnegie Classics series uses literature as a jumping off point to tickle all the senses, with elaborate events that employ fashion, visual art, music and performance to evoke a classic work of literature. For this year’s third annual event, the Carnegie Center’s staff will transform the literary center’s historic building into a tribute to J.D. …

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

November 8, 2014

Star Wars: Family Fun Day at Joseph-Beth

From Jedi and Wookies to the 501st and Rebels, all creatures from a Galaxy Far Far away are welcome to mingle for a force-filled Story Time. Come costumed and ready to read for this event. www.josephbeth.com 

Start: November 8, 2014 11:00 am
End: November 8, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Address:
161 Lexington Green Cir #B, 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: November 8, 2014 6:00 pm
End: November 8, 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: November 8, 2014 8:00 pm
End: November 8, 2014 9:40 pm
Venue: Victorian Square
Address:
401 main street , lexington , KY, United States
Cost: $10 adults

November 11, 2014

John Jackson Miller discussing & signing ‘A New Dawn: Star Wars’ at Joseph Beth

The first “Star Wars” novel created in collaboration with the Lucasfilm Story Group, “Star Wars: A New Dawn” is set during the legendary “Dark Times” between Episodes III and IV and tells the story of how two of the lead characters from the animated series “Star Wars Rebels” first came to cross paths. www.josephbeth.com 

Start: November 11, 2014 7:00 pm
End: November 11, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Address:
161 Lexington Green Cir #B, Lexington, KY, United States

Diane Cook discussing & signing ‘Man V. Nature: Stories’ at Joseph Beth

A refreshingly imaginative, daring debut collection of stories which illuminates with audacious wit the complexity of human behavior, as seen through the lens of the natural world. Told with perfect rhythm and unyielding brutality, these stories expose unsuspecting men and women to the realities of nature, the primal instincts of man, and the dark humor and heartbreak of our struggle …

Start: November 11, 2014 7:00 pm
End: November 11, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Address:
161 Lexington Green Cir #B, Lexington, KY, United States

November 13, 2014

Johnette Downing reading & signing ‘Macarooned on a Dessert Island’ at Joseph Beth

Johnette Downing, author of ‘Today is Monday in Kentucky’ will be reading from her new book ‘Macarooned on a Dessert Island’.  A delightful and delicious tale of cake, candy, and sweets, this daydream takes you to a magical island sprinkled with cupcake flowers and lollipop trees. Even in the land of desserts, healthy snacks abound-fruits, veggies, and more.  Punny images …

Start: November 13, 2014 11:00 am
End: November 13, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Address:
161 Lexington Green Cir #B, Lexington, KY, United States

November 14, 2014

OPENING RECEPTION: David Kenton Kring at The Bread Box

Coming off a successful solo show at the Julia Martin Gallery in Nashville, ceramicist David Kenton Kring brings a new body of work back to Lexington with a new show at The Bread Box.  Opening November 14th, in conjunction with Gallery Hop, Kring will showcase his signature sculptural style with an array of figurative work.  A regular contributing artist to the …

Start: November 14, 2014 5:00 pm
End: November 14, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Breadbox Studio Artists
Phone: (859) 494 8577
Address:
501 West Sixth St., Lexington, KY, 40508, United States

November 15, 2014

33rd Annual Kentucky Book Fair at Joseph Beth

The Book Fair is Kentucky’s premier literary event and one of the largest of its kind in the nation. Each year approximately 150 authors attend the Book Fair to autograph copies of their latest book! 2014 catalogs are available at Joseph-Beth. www.josephbeth.com 

Start: November 15, 2014 9:00 am
End: November 15, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Address:
161 Lexington Green Cir #B, 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: November 15, 2014 6:00 pm
End: November 15, 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: November 15, 2014 8:00 pm
End: November 15, 2014 9:40 pm
Venue: Victorian Square
Address:
401 main street , lexington , KY, United States
Cost: $10 adults

November 18, 2014

An Evening with Garrison Keillor at EKU Center for The Arts

Garrison Keillor is America’s favorite storyteller. Returning to the EKU Center by popular demand, the charming, witty, and always entertaining writer will have you wrapped around his finger with his touching anecdotes, comic monologues, and thought-provoking observations. www.ekucenter.com for tickets and information.

Start: November 18, 2014 7:30 pm
End: November 18, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: EKU Center for the Arts
Phone: 859-622-7469
Address:
Hall Drive, Richmond, KY, United States

November 21, 2014

‘Totems, Tales, and Toons’ Artist Reception at M.S. Rezny Gallery

Artist reception in conjunction with LexArts Gallery Hop. The secret life of the pencil will be revealed through cartoons by Chris Brannock and Kathy Rees Johnson’s paintings will be about people, plants and places that populate the storylines of her life.  

Start: November 21, 2014 5:00 pm
End: November 21, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: M.S. Rezny Studio/Gallery
Phone: (859) 252-4647
Address:
903 Manchester St., Lexington, KY, 40508, United States

Overnight Write-In for NaNoWriMo at Joseph Beth

Joseph-Beth and the Carnegie Center invite all National Novel Writing Month participants – or any dedicated writer – to spend the night at Joseph-Beth Booksellers. From 9:00 pm to 9:00 am, the bookstore will be open for you to relax, stretch out, and find inspiration for your next great novel. Optional group sessions are offered throughout the night, led by …

Start: November 21, 2014 9:00 pm
End: November 21, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Address:
161 Lexington Green Cir #B, Lexington, KY, United States

November 22, 2014

Community Appreciation Day at Joseph Beth

Twice a year, Joseph Beth dedicates a whole day to customers and friends in the form of music, special sales, giveaways and family fun. Local food vendors will be in the store sampling all day. www.josephbeth.com 

Start: November 22, 2014 10:00 am
End: November 22, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Address:
161 Lexington Green Cir #B, Lexington, KY, United States

Improbable Baubles Reception at the Headley-Whitney Museum

Improbable Baubles is an art program designed to give public and private school children from the region an opportunity to create, perform and respond to art. Students learn the history of Headley-Whitney Museum founder George Headley, his artwork and bibelots, and his significance to Kentucky, and then create their own works of art (faux bibelots), democratically choosing pieces by their …

Start: November 22, 2014 1:00 pm
End: November 22, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Headley Whitney Museum
Phone: 859-255-6653
Address:
4435 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY, 40510, United States

December 7, 2014

‘Holiday Revels’ Opening Reception at M.S. Rezny Gallery

A group exhibition of artwork by 2014 featured gallery artists, including Rene M. Hales, Melissa T. Hall, Kathy Rees Johnson, Marco Logsdon, Kathleen O’Brien, Mary Rezny, Michael Wayne and Laverne Zabielski.  

Start: December 7, 2014 2:00 pm
End: December 7, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: M.S. Rezny Studio/Gallery
Phone: (859) 252-4647
Address:
903 Manchester St., Lexington, KY, 40508, United States

January 14, 2015

‘DWELLINGS: Contemplating Home, House, and Neighborhood’ Opening Reception

Texas artist Libby Rowe deconstructs notions of home, house, and neighborhood in this one-person exhibition that features photography and sculpture. In three major works, Inside/Out, (sub)Division, and Dwell, Rowe cleverly casts a fresh gaze on the façade- like quality of the American home, questions the success of the urban subdivision, and considers the philosophical meaning of “dwellings.”  

Start: January 14, 2015 5:00 pm
End: January 14, 2015 7:00 pm
Venue: Morlan Gallery
Phone: (859) 233-8142
Address:
300 N Broadway, Lexington, 40508

January 20, 2015

‘Dwellings’ Artist Talk with Libby Rowe at Morlan Gallery

Texas artist Libby Rowe deconstructs notions of home, house, and neighborhood in this one-person exhibition that features photography and sculpture. In three major works, Inside/Out, (sub)Division, and Dwell, Rowe cleverly casts a fresh gaze on the façade- like quality of the American home, questions the success of the urban subdivision, and considers the philosophical meaning of “dwellings.”  

Start: January 20, 2015 12:30 pm
End: January 20, 2015 1:30 pm
Venue: Morlan Gallery
Phone: (859) 233-8142
Address:
300 N Broadway, Lexington, 40508

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

March 5, 2015

Mike Daisey: ‘Life During Wartime’ at EKU Center for the Arts

Groundbreaking author, actor, and monologist Mike Daisey’s new work, “Life During Wartime” was inspired by his father, a veterans’ counselor, and focuses on the lives of veterans after they come home, and the changing face of our military. A captivating piece by an artist The New York Times calls “one of the finest solo performers of his generation.” www.ekucenter.com

Start: March 5, 2015 7:30 pm
End: March 5, 2015 9:30 pm
Venue: EKU Center for the Arts
Phone: 859-622-7469
Address:
Hall Drive, Richmond, KY, United States
Cost: $20-$34

April 19, 2015

A Thousand Cranes at EKU Center for The Arts

Hiroshima-born Sadako faces the battle of her life when she is told that she has leukemia, the “atom bomb disease.” Recalling a Japanese legend, Sadako sets to work folding paper cranes. According to the legend, if a person folds 1,000 cranes the gods will grant them a wish. Will Sadako finish making the cranes in time to have her health …

Start: April 19, 2015 2:00 pm
End: April 19, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: EKU Center for the Arts
Phone: 859-622-7469
Address:
Hall Drive, Richmond, KY, United States
Cost: $10-$15

May 1, 2015

Juried Student Show Opening Reception at Morlan Gallery

Art majors and non-art majors alike contribute work in a wide variety of media to this joyful exploration of creativity.  

Start: May 1, 2015 5:00 pm
End: May 1, 2015 7:00 pm
Venue: Morlan Gallery
Phone: (859) 233-8142
Address:
300 N Broadway, Lexington, 40508