Upcoming Events

January 26, 2015

WoodSongs: Celebration of the Hammered Dulcimer at the Lyric Theatre

CELEBRATING THE HAMMERED DULCIMER: from the biblical days of Nebuchadnezzar to the mountains of Appalachia, the dulcimer has played a huge role in the musical legacy of mankind through thousands of years. The name “dulcimer” comes from the Latin and Greek works dulce and melos, which together mean “sweet tune.” JOSHUA MESSICK is a National Hammered Dulcimer Champion. He breathes new …

Start: January 26, 2015 6:45 pm
End: January 26, 2015 8:15 pm
Venue: Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center
Address:
300 E Third Street, Lexington, 40508
Cost: $10

KCT Winterfest: “Cabaret” at The Grand Reserve

  Audiences have been mesmerized by Blackbird Dance Theatre’s use of storytelling, live music, and unconventional dance techniques such as stage combat and aerial silks. This  collaboration promises a fresh take on Kander & Ebb’s celebrated musical, Cabaret. Lexington’s very own  event space, The Grand Reserve, will be transformed into the Kit Kat Klub utilizing the talents of local lighting …

Start: January 26, 2015 7:00 pm
End: January 26, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: The Grand Reserve
Address:
903 Manchester Street, Suite 190, Lexington, KY, United States

Bluegrass United Performing Arts Company: “Unscripted” at the Farish theatre

  BUPAC, or Bluegrass United Performing Arts Company, will present this classic comedy in three acts. “Mr. Banks learns that one of the young men he has seen occasionally about the house is about to become his son-in-law. Daughter Kay announces the engagement out of nowhere. Mrs. Banks and her sons are happy, but Mr. Banks is in a dither. …

Start: January 26, 2015 7:00 pm
End: January 26, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Farish Theatre (Central Library)
Address:
140 East Main St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $5

Grateful Mondays at Cosmic Charlie’s

All Grateful Dead music all night! 9pm to midnight EVERY Monday. Hosted by Lee Owen.

Start: January 26, 2015 9:00 pm
End: January 26, 2015 11:55 pm
Venue: Cosmic Charlie's
Phone: (859) 309-9499
Address:
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $ 3

Metal Monday with Dirtbag/ Autocrat/ Toke/ Morrowind at Al’s Bar

Al’s monthly local metal showcase featuring: Dirtbag is doom rock from Lexington’s John Hackney and Logan Hollis. Autocrat’s music is a distorted blend of live bass, Jaguar Guitar, pounding drums, un-earthed synths and buzz-saw vox. www.alsbarlexington.com

Start: January 26, 2015 9:00 pm
End: January 26, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Al's Bar
Address:
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $5

The Lemons/ Dr. Paul at Best Friends Bar

The Lemons are a qwirky rock/pop band from Chicago, followed by Dr. Paul, aka Paul Eldred, a solo rock ‘psuedokaraoke’ act from Lexington.   www.

Start: January 26, 2015 9:00 pm
End: January 26, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Best Friend Bar
Phone: (859) 309-1682
Address:
500 East Euclid Ave, Lexington, KY, 40502, United States

January 27, 2015

KCT Winterfest: “Cabaret” at The Grand Reserve

  Audiences have been mesmerized by Blackbird Dance Theatre’s use of storytelling, live music, and unconventional dance techniques such as stage combat and aerial silks. This  collaboration promises a fresh take on Kander & Ebb’s celebrated musical, Cabaret. Lexington’s very own  event space, The Grand Reserve, will be transformed into the Kit Kat Klub utilizing the talents of local lighting …

Start: January 27, 2015 7:00 pm
End: January 27, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: The Grand Reserve
Address:
903 Manchester Street, Suite 190, Lexington, KY, United States

Bluegrass United Performing Arts Company: “Unscripted” at the Farish theatre

  BUPAC, or Bluegrass United Performing Arts Company, will present this classic comedy in three acts. “Mr. Banks learns that one of the young men he has seen occasionally about the house is about to become his son-in-law. Daughter Kay announces the engagement out of nowhere. Mrs. Banks and her sons are happy, but Mr. Banks is in a dither. …

Start: January 27, 2015 7:00 pm
End: January 27, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Farish Theatre (Central Library)
Address:
140 East Main St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $5

Second screening of “Proud Citizen”

To accommodate the audience who was shut out at last week’s Lexington premiere of the locally-made film “Proud Citizen,” the Kentucky Theatre will host a reprise screening. About “Proud Citizen”: This Lexington-produced film follows the fictionalized story of Krasimira Stanimirova, a Bulgarian writer who travels to America for the first time to premiere her Communist-era, semi-autobiographical play. Directed by Lexington’s Thom …

Start: January 27, 2015 7:00 pm
End: January 27, 2015 7:00 pm
Venue: Kentucky Theater
Phone: (859) 231-6997
Address:
214 East Main St., Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $6

Paul Taylor Dance Company at Norton Center for The Arts

Celebrating its 60th season, the Paul Taylor Dance Company, directed by the greatest living pioneer of American modern dance, visits the Norton Center for the first time ever this season.  Extolled as “a marvel” and “the center of American modern dance” (New York Times), the iconic Paul Taylor produces dances consistently regarded as masterpieces.  His prodigious output includes more than 140 works over the course …

Start: January 27, 2015 7:30 pm
End: January 27, 2015 9:30 pm
Venue: Norton Center for the Arts
Address:
625 West Walnut Street, Danville, KY, United States

The Northside Sheiks at Henry Clay’s Public House

Local favorites The Northside Sheiks bring the old school blues and RnB love to their new home at Henry Clay Public House every Tuesday at 8:00pm. An all-star cast featuring musicians Lee Carrol, Robby Cosenza, Smith Donaldson, Willie Eames and Ray Smith. www.henryclayspublichouse.com 

Start: January 27, 2015 8:00 pm
End: January 27, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Henry Clay Pub
Address:
112 N. Upper St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: Free

January 28, 2015

Ralph Harris at Comedy Off Broadway

Ralph’s jump to the big screen comes after years of successful television work, including appearances on Seinfeld, Parenthood, Nick Freno, Living Single and In Living Color. No stranger to late night, Ralph has been featured on The Tonight Show starring Jay Leno and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. When he’s not filming, Ralph continues to tour the country and perform …

Start: January 28, 2015 8:00 am
End: January 28, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Comedy Off Broadway
Address:
161 Lexington Green Circle, #C4, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $8 - $14

KCT Winterfest: “Cabaret” at The Grand Reserve

  Audiences have been mesmerized by Blackbird Dance Theatre’s use of storytelling, live music, and unconventional dance techniques such as stage combat and aerial silks. This  collaboration promises a fresh take on Kander & Ebb’s celebrated musical, Cabaret. Lexington’s very own  event space, The Grand Reserve, will be transformed into the Kit Kat Klub utilizing the talents of local lighting …

Start: January 28, 2015 7:00 pm
End: January 28, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: The Grand Reserve
Address:
903 Manchester Street, Suite 190, Lexington, KY, United States

Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame 2015 Induction Ceremony

In this induction ceremony for the 2015 Kentucky Writer’s Hall of Fame – previously open only to deceased writers - The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning will induct the first living writer, Wendell Berry, as well as five other writers from Kentucky’s illustrious literary history: Guy Davenport, Elizabeth Hardwick, Jim Wayne Miller, Effie Waller Smith, and Hunter S. Thompson.  The as-yet-unnamed-to-the-public …

Start: January 28, 2015 7:00 pm
End: January 28, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Address:
251 W. Second St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: Free

Singer Songwriter Night at Willie’s Locally Known

Willie’s presents a night of local singer songwriters, including the raw, honest songs of Powell, Co. native Geordan Brewer, and Eric Bolander, of Alcatraz Shakedown. Also, Tyler Rogers and TCR Minks of Those Crosstown Rivals. www.willieslex.com

Start: January 28, 2015 7:00 pm
End: January 28, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Willie's Locally Known
Address:
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY, 40508 , United States
Cost: $5

Keb Mo at the Lexington Opera House

This multi-award winning blues master has been described as “a living link to the seminal Delta blues that travelled up the Mississippi River and across the expanse of America.” His post-modern blues style is influenced by folk, rock, jazz and pop. Keb Mo is a three–time Grammy Award winner for Best Contemporary Blues Album; and a key figure in the …

Start: January 28, 2015 7:30 pm
End: January 28, 2015 9:30 pm
Venue: Lexington Opera House
Phone: (859) 233-4567
Address:
401 W. Short St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $44.50

Red Barn Radio: David and Valerie Mayfield at Artsplace

Now empty nesters, bluegrass musicians David and Valerie Mayfield are pursuing their own musical careers, while critically-acclaimed kids, Jessica Lea and David, are becoming national acts. The younger David leads the David Mayfield Parade. Jessica Lea is an up-and-coming solo artist. www.redbarnradio.com

Start: January 28, 2015 8:00 pm
End: January 28, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Artsplace
Phone: (859) 255-2951
Address:
161 Mill St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $8

Ron Whitehead: Gonzo Poet at Natasha’s Bistro

Toasting Hunter S. Thompson’s induction into the KY Writers Hall of Fame. www.beetnik.com

Start: January 28, 2015 10:00 pm
End: January 28, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States

January 29, 2015

Ralph Harris at Comedy Off Broadway

Ralph’s jump to the big screen comes after years of successful television work, including appearances on Seinfeld, Parenthood, Nick Freno, Living Single and In Living Color. No stranger to late night, Ralph has been featured on The Tonight Show starring Jay Leno and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. When he’s not filming, Ralph continues to tour the country and perform …

Start: January 29, 2015 8:00 am
End: January 29, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Comedy Off Broadway
Address:
161 Lexington Green Circle, #C4, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $8 - $14

KCT Winterfest: “Cabaret” at The Grand Reserve

  Audiences have been mesmerized by Blackbird Dance Theatre’s use of storytelling, live music, and unconventional dance techniques such as stage combat and aerial silks. This  collaboration promises a fresh take on Kander & Ebb’s celebrated musical, Cabaret. Lexington’s very own  event space, The Grand Reserve, will be transformed into the Kit Kat Klub utilizing the talents of local lighting …

Start: January 29, 2015 7:00 pm
End: January 29, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: The Grand Reserve
Address:
903 Manchester Street, Suite 190, Lexington, KY, United States

Brave Captain Winter Festival at Green Lantern

A night-long music line-up on the Green Lantern stage. Brave Captain is a small D.I.Y. cassette label/show collective ran by Joe Mangum (Elsinores, Salad Influence) and Ma Turner (Fatufairfe, solo, Salad Influence, CROSS, Warmer Milks) that was founded in 2012 to focus on underground music/arts scene in Lexington and the region.  Globsters (KY)  The Wandering Lake (Arkansas) The Hecks (Chicago) …

Start: January 29, 2015 7:00 pm
End: January 29, 2015 11:55 pm
Venue: Green Lantern
Address:
497 W. Third St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $7

“Elvis Lives” at The Lexington Opera House

Elvis Lives is a multi-media and live musical journey across Elvis’ life. His iconic style, embraced by many of today’s artists, continues to intrigue audiences of all generations. www.lexingtonoperahouse.com

Start: January 29, 2015 7:30 pm
End: January 29, 2015 9:30 pm
Venue: Lexington Opera House
Phone: (859) 233-4567
Address:
401 W. Short St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $30 - $65

Ben Lacy at Parlay Social

Ben Lacy is a Lexington guitar virtuoso known for his rhythmic, melodic style.  www.parlaysocial.com

Start: January 29, 2015 8:00 pm
End: January 29, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Parlay Social
Phone: (859) 244-1932
Address:
257 West Short Street, Lexington, KY, United States

Songwriter’s Night: Nick Stump/ Greg Foresman/ Tom Green at Natasha’s Bistro

Nick Stump – Former Metropolitan Blues All-Star, Nick Stump’s songs have been called by Blues Access, “The most literate songwriting since Kris Kristofferson,” and his song “Deep Mine Blues” has been on two Grammy-nominated albums, including Larry Cordle’s CD, Murder On Music Row. Greg Foresman hails from Louisville, and has toured for the past 15 years as lead guitarist with …

Start: January 29, 2015 9:00 pm
End: January 29, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $7

Wick-It The Instigator at Cosmic Charlie’s

Wick-it the Instigator is a multi-genre DJ and producer who has reached high-profile status among those of his genre. Famous for his heavy beats and remixes, he recently landed at #5 on Billboard’s Next Big Sound chart.  www.cosmic-charlies.com

Start: January 29, 2015 10:00 pm
End: January 29, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Cosmic Charlie's
Phone: (859) 309-9499
Address:
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $12 - $15

January 30, 2015

Studio Players: “Agnes of God” at The Carriage House Theatre

Summoned to a covent, Dr. Martha Livingstone, a court-appointed psychiatrist, is charged with assessing the sanity of a novice accused of murdering her newborn. Miriam Ruth, the Mother Superior, determinedly keeps young Agnes from the doctor, arousing Livingstone’s suspicions further.  “Outstanding play [that]…deals intelligently with questions of religion and psychology.” – The New York Times  Please Note: This play contains …

Date: January 30, 2015
Venue: Carriage House Theatre
Address:
154 Bell Ct., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $11 - $20

Ralph Harris at Comedy Off Broadway

Ralph’s jump to the big screen comes after years of successful television work, including appearances on Seinfeld, Parenthood, Nick Freno, Living Single and In Living Color. No stranger to late night, Ralph has been featured on The Tonight Show starring Jay Leno and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. When he’s not filming, Ralph continues to tour the country and perform …

Start: January 30, 2015 8:00 am
End: January 30, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Comedy Off Broadway
Address:
161 Lexington Green Circle, #C4, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $8 - $14

KCT Winterfest: “Cabaret” at The Grand Reserve

  Audiences have been mesmerized by Blackbird Dance Theatre’s use of storytelling, live music, and unconventional dance techniques such as stage combat and aerial silks. This  collaboration promises a fresh take on Kander & Ebb’s celebrated musical, Cabaret. Lexington’s very own  event space, The Grand Reserve, will be transformed into the Kit Kat Klub utilizing the talents of local lighting …

Start: January 30, 2015 7:00 pm
End: January 30, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: The Grand Reserve
Address:
903 Manchester Street, Suite 190, Lexington, KY, United States

Legendary Craftsmen Dinner Series at Buffalo Trace

A one-of-a-kind dinner event featuring hard-to-find tastings of the distillery’s Legendary Craftsmen’s namesake bourbons this event featuring a distillery tour, and glimpse into the history and heritage of two of the gentlemen that helped build the distillery. For reservations, email events@buffalotrace.com or call 502.696.5930. 6:00 p.m. – Optional Tour. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Dinner/Event. 1/23: William LaRue Weller …

Start: January 30, 2015 7:00 pm
End: January 30, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Buffalo Trace Distillery
Address:
113 Great Buffalo Trace , Frankfort, KY
Cost: $60

Black Jacket Symphony: The Eagles’ “Hotel California” at The Lexington Opera House

The Black Jacket Symphony offers a unique concert experience by recreating classic albums in a live performance setting with a first class lighting and video production. A selected album is performed in its entirety by a group of handpicked musicians specifically selected for each album. With no sonic detail being overlooked, the musicians do whatever it takes to musically reproduce …

Start: January 30, 2015 8:00 pm
End: January 30, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Lexington Opera House
Phone: (859) 233-4567
Address:
401 W. Short St., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $30 - $35