Upcoming Events

August 20, 2014

Josephine Sculpture Park’s Fall Arts Festival

Local artists & organizations conduct free demonstrations & workshops where you can try your hand at activities such as printmaking, community sculpture, pottery wheel, fabric dyeing (tshirts available for purchase, or bring your own), art scavenger hunts & a few other surprises. This year the project will be led by Lexington artist Mollie Rabiner alongside artists from Latitude Artist Community. www.josephinesculpturepark.org

Start: August 20, 2014 8:00 am
End: August 20, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Frankfort
Address:
Frankfort, Lexington, KY

Megan Whitmer book signing: ‘Between’ at Morris Book Shop

  When a supernatural freak of nature forces her family to separate, seventeen-year-old Charlie Page must turn to her frustrating (yet gorgeous) neighbor, Seth, to help reunite them. Seth whisks Charlie to Ellauria–a magical world filled with the creatures of myths and legends–and tells her of the Fellowship, the group charged with protecting mystical beings from human discovery.   www.morrisbookshop.com  …

Start: August 20, 2014 2:00 pm
End: August 20, 2014 3:30 pm
Venue: the Morris Book Shop
Phone: 859-276-0494
Address:
882 E. High Street, Lexington, KY, United States

Pamela Sexton: A Celebration of Her Poetry and Prose at the Carnegie Center

  Join friends, family and fans of Pam Sexton as they honor her by reading from her poetry and prose. Pam, who died in June, was a co-creator and champion of the Carnegie Center. She was also an extraordinary student, teacher and appreciator of the literary arts. They will share pieces from both her published and unpublished works.   www.carnegiecenter.com  …

Start: August 20, 2014 6:00 pm
End: August 20, 2014 7:30 pm
Venue: Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Address:
251 W. Second St., Lexington, KY, United States

Drymill Road at Al’s Bar

  Drymill Road is a bluegrass band playing high energy and heartfelt original material along with their own tasty versions of classics from Led Zeppelin, Dylan, The Beatles, and more.  www.alsbarlexington.com   

Start: August 20, 2014 9:00 pm
End: August 20, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States

Suitcase To Vegas at Henry Clay’s Public House

  A four-piece rock band from Lexington with a dark edge.    www.henryclayspublichouse.com  

Start: August 20, 2014 9:00 pm
End: August 20, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Henry Clay Pub
Address:
112 N. Upper St., Lexington, KY, United States

Jordan English at Tin Roof

Featuring Lexington soul/pop singer Jordan English on the Tin Roof stage and weekly drink specials. www.tinroofbars.com 

Start: August 20, 2014 11:55 pm
End: August 20, 2014 11:55 pm
Venue: Tin Roof
Address:
303 S. Limestone, Lexington, United States

August 21, 2014

Gary Owen at Comedy Off Broadway

Gary Owen has been entertaining America for more than a decade with his side-splitting comedy. Having performed to sold-out audiences in all the major comedy clubs and theatres across the country, Owen is one of America’s most loved comedians. Gary starred in the Screen Gems blockbuster film “Think Like A Man,” which opened #1 at the box office, and is …

Date: August 21, 2014
Venue: Comedy Off Broadway
Address:
161 Lexington Green Circle, #C4, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $15-$22

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: August 21, 2014 7:00 am
End: August 21, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: South Broadway & Maxwell
Address:
South Broadway & Maxwell, KY, United States

Central Bank Thursday Night Live at Cheapside Park

The 19th season of Thursday Night Live will begin on April 3rd and run every Thursday through October 16th. The family-friendly event is held at the Fifth Third Pavilion at Cheapside Park. In addition to live music there will be food, beverages, and a lively social atmosphere. www.downtownlex.com April 3 – Bobby Perry Band April 10 – Off The Clock …

Start: August 21, 2014 5:00 pm
End: August 21, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: 5/3 Pavilion at Cheapside Park
Address:
Cheapside Street, Lexington, KY, United States

Outside The Spotlight: Audio One at Embrace church

  Improvisational ensemble Audio One features jazz tunes from Ken Vandermark and friends.   Audio One is:   Jason Adasciewicz: Vibraphone Josh Berman: Cornet Jeb Bishop: Trombone Tim Daisy: Drums Nick Macri: Bass Nick Mazzarella: Alto Saxophone Jen Paulson: Viola Dave Rempis: Saxophones Ken Vandermark: Reeds / Composer Mars Williams: Saxophones  

Start: August 21, 2014 7:30 pm
End: August 21, 2014 7:30 pm
Venue: Embrace Church
Address:
1015 N Limestone , Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $5 suggested donation

Patrick McNeese Band at Parlay Social

“Appalachian jazz” that spins tales of life and times in the fabled city of Lexington, Kentucky. An all-original jazz/rock/world vibe in support of Patrick’s lyrical stories.  Patrick McNeese: Songwriter/Acoustic Guitar/Vocals Tripp Bratton: Drums/Percussion Jesse Pena: Bass Maggie Lander: Violin/Vocals Tom Martin: Keys. www.parlaysocial.com   

Start: August 21, 2014 8:00 pm
End: August 21, 2014 11:30 pm
Venue: Parlay Social
Phone: (859) 244-1932
Address:
257 West Short Street, Lexington, KY, United States

Chamber Music Festival of Lexington Preview Performance at Natasha’s Bistro

  The Chamber Music Festival of Lexington presents a free preview performance of this year’s festival (Aug. 23-25), including pieces by the Festival’s Composer-in-Residence, Raymond Lustig. The Ensemble for the second week of the Festival is assembled by Artistic Director and Lexington native, Nathan Cole, who is now the First Associate Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Joining Nathan will …

Start: August 21, 2014 8:00 pm
End: August 21, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: Free

‘Ritual VII’ at the Bluegrass Batcave

  Monthly Goth parties at Lexington’s goth bar, the Bluegrass Batcave.   Featuring:   Atrocity & the Complications (goth/postpunk) DJ Jo Jacob (spinning darkwave, post punk, industrial, & goth hits). Food by Waffle E Good.    

Start: August 21, 2014 9:00 pm
End: August 21, 2014 11:55 pm
Venue: Bluegrass Batcave
Address:
942 winchester Road, Lexington, KY, United States

Town Mountain at Cosmic Charlie’s

The sound of the award-winning group Town Mountain can best be described as traditional bluegrass, albeit with a rough-hewn side to it that is not too slick or glossy. They are a band of the here-and-now, yet they have a groove that is based on the bluesy and swinging sounds explored by the first generation of bluegrass pioneers. Town Mountain …

Start: August 21, 2014 10:00 pm
End: August 21, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Cosmic Charlie's
Phone: (859) 309-9499
Address:
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $10-$12

Ben Lacy at Paulie’s Toasted Barrel

  Ben Lacy is a Lexington jazz-fusion guitarist known for his virtuosic, percussive style.   www.pauliestoastedbarrel.com

Start: August 21, 2014 10:00 pm
End: August 21, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Paulie's Toasted Barrel
Address:
517 W. Main St., Lexington, KY, United States

Jordan English at Tin Roof

Jordan English is a Lexington native with an pop/soul sound.    www.tinroofbars.com               

Start: August 21, 2014 10:30 pm
End: August 21, 2014 11:55 pm
Venue: Tin Roof
Address:
303 S. Limestone, Lexington, United States

August 22, 2014

Gary Owen at Comedy Off Broadway

Gary Owen has been entertaining America for more than a decade with his side-splitting comedy. Having performed to sold-out audiences in all the major comedy clubs and theatres across the country, Owen is one of America’s most loved comedians. Gary starred in the Screen Gems blockbuster film “Think Like A Man,” which opened #1 at the box office, and is …

Date: August 22, 2014
Venue: Comedy Off Broadway
Address:
161 Lexington Green Circle, #C4, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $15-$22

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. Food trucks will generally be open from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. For a list of vendors and more information each week, visit bluegrassfoodtrucks.org or email events@bluegrassfoodtrucks.com.  

Start: August 22, 2014 11:00 am
End: August 22, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: 400 East Main Street
Address:
400 East Main St, Lexington, KY, United States

WUKY’s Phoenix Fridays: Ben Sollee/ Coralee & The Townies at Phoenix Park

Ben Sollee is a cellist, singer-songwriter, and composer known for his innovative playing style, genre-bending songwriting, electrifying performances, political activism, and wide appeal. His music incorporates banjo, guitar, and mandolin along with percussion and unusual cello techniques to create a unique sound. His songs exhibit a mix of folk, bluegrass, jazz, and R&B elements. Coralee and the Townies are a …

Start: August 22, 2014 5:00 pm
End: August 22, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Phoenix Park
Address:
1 East Main Street, Lexington, KY, United States

‘Beef, Brats and Brews’ at Equus Run

Featuring Equus Run wines and special craft brews from Country Boy Brewing paired with a plateful of burgers and brats, grilled onsite from Billy’s BBQ, and local country musician Eric Cummins. www.equusrunvineyards.com

Start: August 22, 2014 6:00 pm
End: August 22, 2014 8:30 pm
Venue: Equus Run Vineyards
Address:
1280 Moores Mill Rd., Midway, KY, United States
Cost: $26

Summer Nights In Suburbia: Friday Night Concert Series at MoonDance Ampitheater

Lexington Parks and Recreation and MoonDance Amphitheater present a free Friday night concert series, will local food and beer available for purchase. See above poster for list of performing acts. www.moondancelex.com

Start: August 22, 2014 7:00 pm
End: August 22, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Moondance Amphitheater
Address:
1152 Monarch Street, Lexington , KY, United States

Photography Tour at Shaker Village

Every Friday & Saturday, June – August Shaker Village of Kentucky now features reduced admission to new evening programs and activities, where guests can gather around the fire pits on the Trustees’ Office lawn for marshmallow roasts, kids’ games and more. Bring your camera, or camera phone, and check out the best spots in the Village during the “golden hour” …

Start: August 22, 2014 7:00 pm
End: August 22, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States

‘The Mothers of Ludlow’ at The Lexington Opera House

  Written in 2008, “The Mothers of Ludlow” tells the true story of the 1914 Ludlow coal mine strike, a pivotal event in the history of American mining. The Bluegrass Opera presented two excerpts from the piece in its very first production (2008), and now, in honor of the centennial anniversary of the events at Ludlow, Bluegrass Opera will present …

Start: August 22, 2014 7:00 pm
End: August 22, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Lexington Opera House
Phone: (859) 233-4567
Address:
401 W. Short St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $10- $25

The Girl Project at the Downtown Arts Center

  The Girl Project empowers teenage girls to challenge the misrepresentation of females in American media culture by unabashedly revealing the experience of what it is to be a female in the 21stcentury. By confronting relevant issues over an eight month period with guest artists from around the US, our 19 girls will write and create a final theatrical performance.  …

Start: August 22, 2014 7:30 pm
End: August 22, 2014 9:30 pm
Venue: Downtown Arts Center
Address:
141 East Main Street, Lexington, KY, United States

The Quack at Henry Clay’s Public House

The 11-piece group plays a broad selection of hits from four decades, ranging from classic Motown and Memphis-style dance hits, to current rock.    www.henryclayspublichouse.com  

Start: August 22, 2014 9:00 pm
End: August 22, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Henry Clay Pub
Address:
112 N. Upper St., Lexington, KY, United States

Devine Carama’s Brown Sugar Hip-Hop Showcase

Lexington hip-hop artist and producer Devine Carama hosts this rap series at Al’s Bar, featuring local artists.   www.alsbarlexington.com  

Start: August 22, 2014 9:00 pm
End: August 22, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States

Ford Theatre Reunion/ Tinderbox Circus Sideshow/ Automation/ Last Question at Cosmic Charlie’s

Ford  Ford Theatre Reunion is an over- the- top-cabaret/Circus style band from Lexington incorporating many different instruments and genres.  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.  Automation is the moniker of DJ/producer from Marcus Rodriguez.  Last Question is progressive metal out of …

Start: August 22, 2014 9:00 pm
End: August 22, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Cosmic Charlie's
Phone: (859) 309-9499
Address:
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington, KY, United States

Honeychild Natasha’s Bistro

Sloo Promotions presents “A Night Out” with Lexington’s hot new Neo-Soul/R&B band Honeychild playing a smooth selection of your favorite hits from the 80′s to the present. Mixing your favorite sultry songs for your pleasure, come out for a cool night of music, food, and dancing.   www.beetnik.com   

Start: August 22, 2014 9:00 pm
End: August 22, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $10-$15

Boogie G and the Titanics at Parlay Social

A funk/rock/soul powerhouse trio from Lexington, consisting of guitar whiz Dan Trisko, singer and bassist George Burdette, and drummer Steve Lewis.      www.parlaysocial.com   

Start: August 22, 2014 9:00 pm
End: August 22, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Parlay Social
Phone: (859) 244-1932
Address:
257 West Short Street, Lexington, KY, United States

Zed’s Dead at Paulie’s Toasted Barrel

 Zed’s Dead is a Lexington, Ky cover band started in 2009 by a group of working class musicians. They play everything from Tom Petty to Journey, INXS, Big & Rich, Neon Trees and Bruno Mars.  www.pauliestoastedbarrel.com

Start: August 22, 2014 10:00 pm
End: August 22, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Paulie's Toasted Barrel
Address:
517 W. Main St., Lexington, KY, United States