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October 23, 2014

Lexington Farmer’s Market: S. Broadway & Maxwell

Established in 1975 as the Farm and Garden Market Cooperative Association, The Lexington Farmers’ Market has been a staple in the Lexington community, supplying healthy, locally grown produce from April to November. www.lexingtonfarmersmarket.com

Start: October 23, 2014 7:00 am
End: October 23, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: South Broadway & Maxwell
Address:
South Broadway & Maxwell, KY, United States

Danger: A Sideshow and Burlesque Review at Cosmic Charlie’s

  Join members of the Kentucky Burlesque Society as they bring to the Cosmic Charlie’s stage a unique variety show featuring:  burlesque, striptease, comedy,  and dance. FEATURING: Priscilla Pincushion (STL)                                                             …

Start: October 23, 2014 8:30 pm
End: October 23, 2014 10:30 pm
Venue: Cosmic Charlie's
Phone: (859) 309-9499
Address:
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $13

October 24, 2014

Food Trucks For A Cause

Every Friday from March 21-Oct. 31, Bluegrass Food Association will present a pop-up food truck “food court,” with 10% of total profits benefitting a different local non-profit organization. Note the new location: Beaumont Centre Liquor Barn will host the event through the end of the fall 2014 season! Food trucks will generally be open from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. …

Start: October 24, 2014 11:00 am
End: October 24, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Beaumont Liquor Barn
Address:
921 Beaumont Centre Pkwy, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: free

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

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

October 25, 2014

Lexington Farmer’s Market: Cheapside Park

Established in 1975 as the Farm and Garden Market Cooperative Association, The Lexington Farmers’ Market has been a staple in the Lexington community, supplying healthy, locally grown produce from April to November. www.lexingtonfarmersmarket.com

Start: October 25, 2014 7:00 am
End: October 25, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: 5/3 Pavilion at Cheapside Park
Address:
Cheapside Street, Lexington, KY, United States

Bluegrass Farmer’s Market at Azur Restaurant

All vendors of the Bluegrass Farmer’s Market are members of the Kentucky Proud program and all fruit and vegetable farmers are Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certified. Patrons may visit AZUR each Saturday until Oct. 25 or the original location at 3450 Richmond Road on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or Tuesdays 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. until Oct. …

Start: October 25, 2014 9:00 am
End: October 25, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: Azur Restaurant & Patio
Address:
3070 Lakecrest Circle, Suite 550, Lexington, KY, United States

Bleu Plate Walking Food Tours

A deliciously fun culinary adventure. This guided walking tour traverses through beautiful, historic downtown Lexington while stopping at the city’s best eateries. Sample the fare that makes each place an iconic staple in Lexington restaurants. Saturday tours focus on the Heart of Downtown whereas Sunday tours are now exclusively Jefferson Street. It’s a stroll through the park with a side …

Start: October 25, 2014 2:00 pm
End: October 25, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Downtown Lexington
Address:
Main Street, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States

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

Owl Prowl at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Gather around for this night-time adventure to learn about amazing owls then help call the owls in for a closer look. Meet at Trustees’ Office, caravan to Bird Blind. All ages. www.shakervillageky.org

Start: October 25, 2014 8:00 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

2014 Young Professionals Halloween Bash at The Plantory

The Rotaract Club of Lexington, Lexington Young Professionals Association, the Urban League of Lexington, and The Lexington Charity Club are teaming up to host a Halloween party to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bluegrass. There will be dancing and music by Bluegrass Beat, drinks, a costume contest, and decorative art by the Lexington Fashion Collaborative. Tickets can be purchased online and at the door with …

Start: October 25, 2014 8:30 pm
End: October 25, 2014 11:55 pm
Venue: The Plantory
Address:
501 West 6th, Lexington, KY
Cost: $15-$20

SHOZO Halloween Bash feat. Tinderbox Circus Sideshow/ Sun Street/ Playfully Yours at Al’s Bar

Tinderbox Circus Sideshow provide a humorous and provocative stage show featuring slapstick humor, comic skits, bawdy songs, striptease acts, and a scantily clad female chorus. Sun Street is a psychedelic rock band from Morehead, Ky. Shozo: A Lexington rock quartet incorporating psychedelia, progressive, and electronica.   www.alsbarlexington.com   

Start: October 25, 2014 9:00 pm
End: October 25, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $5

October 26, 2014

Bleu Plate Walking Food Tours

A deliciously fun culinary adventure. This guided walking tour traverses through beautiful, historic downtown Lexington while stopping at the city’s best eateries. Sample the fare that makes each place an iconic staple in Lexington restaurants. Saturday tours focus on the Heart of Downtown whereas Sunday tours are now exclusively Jefferson Street. It’s a stroll through the park with a side …

Start: October 26, 2014 2:00 pm
End: October 26, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Downtown Lexington
Address:
Main Street, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States

Thriller Parade & Halloween Extravaganza

The downtown Halloween celebration kicks off at6:30 pm with fall foods, Halloween festivities and performances at the Courthouse Plaza. This year marks the 14th annual live performance of Michael Jackson’s groundbreaking video “Thriller,” which will be held at 8:00 pm.  The Halloween Parade will start at Quality and Main and will proceed down Main Street to Mill Street, with the “Thriller” routine immediately following the parade and …

Start: October 26, 2014 8:00 pm
End: October 26, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Downtown Lexington
Address:
Main Street, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States

October 28, 2014

Lexington Farmer’s Market: S. Broadway & Maxwell

Established in 1975 as the Farm and Garden Market Cooperative Association, The Lexington Farmers’ Market has been a staple in the Lexington community, supplying healthy, locally grown produce from April to November. www.lexingtonfarmersmarket.com

Start: October 28, 2014 7:00 am
End: October 28, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: South Broadway & Maxwell
Address:
South Broadway & Maxwell, KY, United States

October 30, 2014

Lexington Farmer’s Market: S. Broadway & Maxwell

Established in 1975 as the Farm and Garden Market Cooperative Association, The Lexington Farmers’ Market has been a staple in the Lexington community, supplying healthy, locally grown produce from April to November. www.lexingtonfarmersmarket.com

Start: October 30, 2014 7:00 am
End: October 30, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: South Broadway & Maxwell
Address:
South Broadway & Maxwell, KY, United States

Halloweezer V: A 90′s Tribute at Cosmic Charlie’s

The annual Halloween Weezer tribute returns for a fifth  featuring music by Fuzzwood, who will open with a Nirvana set. Costumes are highly encouraged. www.cosmic-charlies.com

Start: October 30, 2014 10:00 pm
End: October 30, 2014 11:55 pm
Venue: Cosmic Charlie's
Phone: (859) 309-9499
Address:
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $10

October 31, 2014

Food Trucks For A Cause

Every Friday from March 21-Oct. 31, Bluegrass Food Association will present a pop-up food truck “food court,” with 10% of total profits benefitting a different local non-profit organization. Note the new location: Beaumont Centre Liquor Barn will host the event through the end of the fall 2014 season! Food trucks will generally be open from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. …

Start: October 31, 2014 11:00 am
End: October 31, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Beaumont Liquor Barn
Address:
921 Beaumont Centre Pkwy, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: free

The Witch’s Brew – Halloween Bash at Blue Stallion Brewing

Featuring food trucks The Gastro Gnomes and Rolling Oven. Events will include kids games, costume contests and prizes, live music from Loaded Barrel and Tyler Childers, plus limited edition pint glasses. www.bluestallionbrewing.com

Start: October 31, 2014 12:00 pm
End: October 31, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: Blue Stallion Brewing Co.
Address:
610 W. Third, Lexington , KY, United States

Halloween Weekend at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

October 31 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Trick or Treat – Trick-or-treat along the turnpike for candy and other fun treats. 6 p.m. – Shaker Spirit Stroll, Family Friendly 7 p.m. – Shaker Spirit Stroll, Family Friendly 8 p.m. – Shaker Spirit Stroll, recommended for ages 12+  9 p.m. – Shaker Spirit Stroll, recommended for ages 12+  November 1 …

Start: October 31, 2014 6:00 pm
End: October 31, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States

November 1, 2014

Lexington Farmer’s Market: Cheapside Park

Established in 1975 as the Farm and Garden Market Cooperative Association, The Lexington Farmers’ Market has been a staple in the Lexington community, supplying healthy, locally grown produce from April to November. www.lexingtonfarmersmarket.com

Start: November 1, 2014 7:00 am
End: November 1, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: 5/3 Pavilion at Cheapside Park
Address:
Cheapside Street, 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

Day of The Dead Festival at the Living Arts and Science Center

  The LASC’s annual Day of the Dead celebration brings together the rich visual, musical, dance, and culinary traditions of this holiday that is celebrated in Mexico and other parts of Central and South America. This colorful and joyful festival celebrates the lives, and memories of those who have died. This year, special guests will include Casa de la Cultura …

Start: November 1, 2014 5:00 pm
End: November 1, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: The Living Arts and Science Center
Address:
362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., Lexington, KY, 40508, United States
Cost: $2 suggest donation

Halloween Weekend at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

October 31 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Trick or Treat – Trick-or-treat along the turnpike for candy and other fun treats. 6 p.m. – Shaker Spirit Stroll, Family Friendly 7 p.m. – Shaker Spirit Stroll, Family Friendly 8 p.m. – Shaker Spirit Stroll, recommended for ages 12+  9 p.m. – Shaker Spirit Stroll, recommended for ages 12+  November 1 …

Start: November 1, 2014 6:00 pm
End: November 1, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States

November 6, 2014

Bluegrass Families First Fundraiser with The Johnson Brothers at Natasha’s Bistro

Bluegrass Families First is an organization who’s mission is to provide opportunities for high quality early childhood development, education, health and human services for Lexington families in their progress towards self-sufficiency. www.beetnik.com

Start: November 6, 2014 9:00 pm
End: November 6, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $10

November 7, 2014

Jack Hannah’s Into The Wild Live at EKU Center for The Arts

Through his nationally syndicated television show, “Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild,” and hundreds of appearances on programs including “The Tonight Show” and “Good Morning America,” animal expert Jack Hanna has become a household name. Jungle Jack’s live show features many of his favorite animal friends, as well as fascinating and humorous stories and footage from his adventures around the world. …

Start: November 7, 2014 7:00 pm
End: November 7, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: EKU Center for the Arts
Phone: 859-622-7469
Address:
Hall Drive, Richmond, KY, United States
Cost: $22-$45

November 13, 2014

tadoo Lounge: Holiday Jamboree & Bazaar

The 2014-2015 tadoo Lounge season kicks off with a bang, with a bigger and better reprise of last year’s inaugural holiday bazaar and jamboree. A one-stop shop for getting a head start on all your locally-purchased holiday gifts! Featuring music from Doppio Music (Washington, DC), Maggie Lander and J. Tom Hnatow; food from Chef Nick Taylor. For sale at the holiday bazaar: art, …

Start: November 13, 2014 6:00 pm
End: November 13, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Smiley Pete Publishing
Address:
434 Old Vine St., Lexington

December 5, 2014

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical at EKU Center for The Arts

The beloved stop-motion classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical soars off the screen and onto the stage in this live production. From fleeing the Abominable Snow Monster to saving Christmas, join Rudolph and his friends Clarice, Hermey the Elf, and Yukon Cornelius. www.ekucenter.com

Start: December 5, 2014 7:00 pm
End: December 5, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: EKU Center for the Arts
Phone: 859-622-7469
Address:
Hall Drive, Richmond, KY, United States
Cost: $40.50-$49

December 12, 2014

Big Bad VooDoo Daddy Christmas at EKU Center for The Arts

The band that kicked off the modern swing revival, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy injects some sizzle into classic holiday music. Whether reworking yuletide classics like “Blue Christmas” and “Jingle Bells,” or rewriting the holiday songbook with tunes like “Mr. Heatmiser” and “Rock-A-Billy Christmas,” anything Big Bad Voodoo Daddy plays is guaranteed to be cool enough to keep a snowman from …

Start: December 12, 2014 7:30 pm
End: December 12, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: EKU Center for the Arts
Phone: 859-622-7469
Address:
Hall Drive, Richmond, KY, United States
Cost: $37-$45

December 17, 2014

Straight No Chaser Christmas at EKU Center for The Arts

One of the world’s premier a cappella groups, Straight No Chaser rose to national attention as a YouTube phenomenon for their hilarious and brilliantly performed version of “The 12 Days of Christmas.” Originally formed while the members were students together at Indiana University, the group has reassembled and reemerged as a phenomenon. www.ekucenter.com

Start: December 17, 2014 7:30 pm
End: December 17, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: EKU Center for the Arts
Phone: 859-622-7469
Address:
Hall Drive, Richmond, KY, United States
Cost: $31-$59