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October 21, 2014

Silas House Literary Reading at Transylvania University

Nationally bestselling author and Eastern Kentucky native Silas House, one of the state’s best known writers, will give a free public reading as part of the  Delcamp Visiting Writer Series. House, who is also a champion of social justice and environmentalism, has won numerous accolades, including the E. B. White Award, the Audie Award (best narration) and the Nautilus Award; and he was a two-time …

Start: October 21, 2014 5:00 pm
End: October 21, 2014 6:00 pm
Venue: Transylvania University's Carrick Theater
Address:
300 North Broadway, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: Free

October 23, 2014 – October 31, 2014

EcoArt Dedication at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary

LexArts and Lexington’s Department of Environmental Quality and Public Works (DEQPW) will unveil and dedicate artist Brian Rust’s Signs of Change/No Away, the newest public art project of DEQPW’s EcoART program. Created as an educational project via artistic creation, this public art program aims to generate increased awareness of environmental issues important to Lexington, celebrate Lexington’s unique bluegrass environment, educate citizens …

Start: October 23, 2014 2:00 pm
End: October 31, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
Address:
3990 Raven Run Way, Lexington , KY, United States

David Connerley Nahm Discussing and Signing “Ancient Oceans of Central Kentucky” at Joseph-Beth

Leah’s little brother Jacob disappeared when the pair were younger, a tragedy that haunts her still. When a grown man arrives at Leah’s work claiming to be Jacob, he is wrenched back to her childhood: an iridescent tableau of family joy and strife, swimming at the lake, sneaking candy, late-night fears and the stories told to quell them.  www.josephbeth.com

Start: October 23, 2014 7:00 pm
End: October 23, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Address:
161 Lexington Green Cir #B, Lexington, KY, United States

October 24, 2014

CMA Rocks the House! a fundraiser event benefitting the Central Music Academy

The Central Music Academy is celebrating its 10th anniversary with an evening of fun, food, music, and art at the historic Bodley-Bullock House. Enjoy wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres in the beautiful house and garden, while you bid on unique vinyl record artwork created by noted local artists, and are entertained with a variety of music provided by CMA students …

Start: October 24, 2014 6:00 pm
End: October 24, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: The Bodley Bullock House
Address:
200 Market St, Lexington, KY

CSA Fall 2014 Harvest Party

Celebrate the bounty of local art. Enjoy tasty food and delicious drinks by AZUR Catering and be the first to see the latest installment of Kentucky’s first Community Supported Art program.  Become a CSA shareholder by purchasing a Fall 2014 crop online at http://www.lexingtonartleague.org/csa-shop.html, by phone at 859-254-7024, or in person at the Loudoun House during office hours. All shareholders can pick up …

Start: October 24, 2014 6:00 pm
End: October 24, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Loudoun House
Address:
209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, 40505
Cost: $5 General Admission; Free for CSA Shareholders and LAL Members

Spirit Strolls at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Real history can be scarier than any imagined ghost story. This haunted history walk shares stories from Shaker journals and letters as you stroll through the Village to the cemetery following the glow of lanterns. Fridays and Saturdays in September – 7 p.m. Family Friendly Fridays and Saturdays in October – 6 p.m. Family Friendly, 7 p.m. recommended for ages …

Start: October 24, 2014 6:00 pm
End: October 24, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States

Ethan Allen “Modern Masters” Party / LASC Benefit

The Ethan Allen Design Center at 1873 Plaudit Place, Lexington, will open its doors to the public for a festive evening of art, music, and food, all to benefit Living Arts and Science Center of Lexington. The centerpiece of the evening will be Ethan Allen’s “Modern Masters” Collection, an exclusive exhibition of rare and collectible lithographs created by some of …

Start: October 24, 2014 7:00 pm
End: October 24, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Ethan Allen Design Center
Address:
1873 Plaudit Place, Lexington, KY, United States

October 25, 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 25, 2014 6:00 pm
End: October 25, 2014 7:40 pm
Venue: Victorian Square
Address:
401 main street , lexington , KY, United States
Cost: $5 kids/ $10 adults

Spirit Strolls at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Real history can be scarier than any imagined ghost story. This haunted history walk shares stories from Shaker journals and letters as you stroll through the Village to the cemetery following the glow of lanterns. Fridays and Saturdays in September – 7 p.m. Family Friendly Fridays and Saturdays in October – 6 p.m. Family Friendly, 7 p.m. recommended for ages …

Start: October 25, 2014 6:00 pm
End: October 25, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, 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: October 25, 2014 8:00 pm
End: October 25, 2014 9:40 pm
Venue: Victorian Square
Address:
401 main street , lexington , KY, United States
Cost: $10 adults

October 27, 2014

Open Mic with Coralee at Willie’s Locally Known

Willlie’s Locally Known hosts their weekly open mic series with Coralee. 

Start: October 27, 2014 8:00 pm
End: October 27, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Willie's Locally Known
Address:
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY, 40508 , United States

October 29, 2014

Rural Women: Photographs by Max Payne Opening Reception

Maxine Payne works with anthropologist Anne Goldberg to create oral and visual documentation of rural women from locations around the world.

Start: October 29, 2014 5:00 pm
End: October 29, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Morlan Gallery
Phone: (859) 233-8142
Address:
300 N Broadway, Lexington, 40508
Cost: Free

Holler Poets Series #77 at Al’s Bar

Holler 77, ‘Hollerween’, features the return of Mikey Swanberg and the debut of Rabbit Catastrophe Press founder Robin LaMer Rahija. Providing the music is open mic regular and local hip-hop artist, Zach Daddy aka Zachary Johnson. As usual open mic begins and ends the show with signups beginning at 6:45.  www.alsbarlexington.com   

Start: October 29, 2014 9:00 pm
End: October 29, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States

October 30, 2014

Heather Greene Discussing and Signing “Whiskey Distilled” at Joseph-Beth

In this lively and authoritative guide, Greene uses bright visuals, an easy-to-read format, and the familiar vocabulary of wine to teach readers about whiskey and encourage them to make their own evaluations. Peppered with wry anecdotes drawn from her unusual life–and including recipes for delicious cocktails by some of today’s most celebrated mixologists–Whiskey Distilled will be enthusiastically greeted by the …

Start: October 30, 2014 7:00 pm
End: October 30, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Address:
161 Lexington Green Cir #B, Lexington, KY, United States

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

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

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 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

November 8, 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: 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 15, 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: 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 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

November 22, 2014

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