Upcoming Events

April 17, 2015 – April 19, 2015

Spark Versailles

Created by a group of Woodford County High School seniors, this inaugural event will feature drinks, local food, movies, and a wide variety of entertainment, including live music from Tribe Called Lex, Coralee & the Townies, Twiggenburys, Dixieland South and more. Food from Rolling Oven, Red State BBQ, Minton’s, Spotz Gelato and more will be available. April 17: 6 – …

Start: April 17, 2015
End: April 19, 2015
Venue: Downtown Versailles
Address:
Versailles, KY, United States

April 18, 2015

Brooks Whelan at Comedy Off Broadway

Brooks originally hails from Iowa where he attended the University of Iowa. Most recently Brooks wrapped his debut year as a cast member on NBC’s Saturday Night Live and will be appearing in the upcoming season of HBO’s Girls. In 2013 he made his stand up television debut on Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party. And in 2012, he was …

Date: April 18, 2015
Venue: Comedy Off Broadway
Address:
161 Lexington Green Circle, #C4, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $8 - $16

Shaker Village “Breakfast with Babies”

Saturdays in April: April 4, April 11, April 18, April 25 Shaker Village will host “Breakfast with the Babies,” a family-friendly event, every Saturday in April. Guests are encouraged to bring their little ones to a buffet breakfast. After the meal, the children will meet the newest additions to the farm animals at Shaker Village, including lambs, kids and chicks. …

Start: April 18, 2015 7:00 am
End: April 18, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States

Lexicon Gaming Convention 2015 at the Clarion Convention Center

Now in year two, the LexiCon Gaming convention is a convention geared toward the table top “gaming” community, from creators to enthusiasts. With a focus on tabletop gaming of all sorts, the convention will feature 3 days of programming that ranges from tournaments and “learn-to-plays” to demos and “adults only” game nights. Tournaments like Settlers of Catan, a Ticket to Ride tournament, several other …

Start: April 18, 2015 8:00 am
End: April 18, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Clarion Convention Center
Address:
1950 Newtown Center, Lexington, KY

Cowboy Up for A Cure at the Alltech Arena

Cowboy Up For A Cure, Inc. (CUFAC) is a non-profit organization that provides funding to benefit children with various forms of pediatric cancer. The Farmhouse Rodeo is a fundraiser on behalf of their charitable efforts.  They have teamed up with the University of Kentucky Pediatric Hematology/Oncology clinic to ensure that the needs of these children and their families are being met …

Start: April 18, 2015 8:00 am
End: April 18, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Alltech Arena at The KY Horse Park
Address:
4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington , KY, United States

Record Store Day at The Album

Specializing in special hip hop releases, The Album will also feature free food, a live DJ, sales and more.

Start: April 18, 2015 8:00 am
End: April 18, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: The Album
Address:
371 S Limestone, Lexington, KY

Record Store Day at CD Central

Featuring a huge array of special limited edition releases — mostly vinyl but also a few cassettes and CDs, going on sale at 9 a.m.  Live music in the afternoon will include Ancient Warfare, Doc Feldman & the Infernal Method, and The Footsteps. Food from The Gastro Gnomes Food Truck and Mobile Catering and Donut Days Bakery at Chevy Chase …

Start: April 18, 2015 9:00 am
End: April 18, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: CD Central
Address:
377 S. Limestone St., Lexington, KY, United States

Record Store Day at Pop’s Resale

Featuring a bevy of records on sale- Past Record Store Day titles will be 50% off, new and reissues stock will be 25% off.  All clothing including consigned clothing will be 10% off.  

Start: April 18, 2015 9:00 am
End: April 18, 2015 7:00 pm
Venue: Pop's Resale
Address:
1423B Leestown Road , Lexington , KY, United States

Pedaling for a Purpose at West 6th Brewery

“Pedaling for a Purpose” is an event recurring every other Saturday* from April 4th-September 5th, sponsored by the Bluegrass Cycling Club and West 6th Brewery, to encourage and connect cyclists. Each event will begin at 9 a.m. at West 6th with an education session on a different topic each time, and continue with a ride at 10 a.m. of differing …

Start: April 18, 2015 10:00 am
End: April 18, 2015 12:00 pm
Venue: West Sixth Brewery
Address:
501 West Sixth St, Lexington, KY, United States

Bleu Plate Walking Food Tour: Heart of Downtown

‘Heart of Downtown’ Tour (10 am):  This guided walking tour traverses through the core of beautiful, historic downtown Lexington while stopping at the city’s best eateries. Experience unique areas such as Gratz Park, the Cheapside District and the bustle of Main Street all in one tour. Sample the fare that makes each place an iconic staple in Lexington restaurants. It’s …

Start: April 18, 2015 10:00 am
End: April 18, 2015 1:00 pm
Venue: Various Venues
Address:
Lexington , KY, United States
Cost: $59

Keeneland Racetrack Spring Race Meeting

The idyllic Lexington racetrack kicks off its 2015 Spring Race Meeting on Friday, April 3, and continues through Friday, April 24. No racing on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Easter Sunday (April 5). Tickets are available at tickets.keeneland.com. -Gates open at 11 a.m.-General admission is $5 per person; children 12 and under admitted free-Post time for the first race is 1:05 p.m.; …

Start: April 18, 2015 11:00 am
End: April 18, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Keeneland
Address:
4201 Versailles Road, Select a Country:
Cost: $5

“Family Guy” writer and producer Kirker Butler Reads & Signs “Pretty Ugly” at Morris Book Shop

A Kentucky native, Kirker Butler is a two-time Emmy nominated writer and producer. He has written for “Family Guy,” “The Cleveland Show,” “The Neighbors,” and “Galavant,” as well as for The Academy Awards, “E! News Daily,” and the WB series “What I Like About You.” He lives in Lost Angeles with his family. His debut novel, “Pretty Ugly,” is a satirical comedy …

Start: April 18, 2015 4:00 pm
End: April 18, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: the Morris Book Shop
Phone: 859-276-0494
Address:
882 E. High Street, Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: Free

After The Races Culinary Dinner at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill

Enjoy a flavorful race-inspired menu featuring a selection of Marksbury Farm’s finest sustainably-raised meats and spirits from Wilderness Trail Distillery. www.shakervillageky.org

Start: April 18, 2015 6:00 pm
End: April 18, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill
Phone: (859) 734-1545
Address:
3501 Lexington Road , Harrodsburg, KY, United States
Cost: $85

An Evening of Equine Art at Rick Scalf Gallery

Rick Scalf Gallery presents An Evening of Equine Art, featuring refreshments, live music, and silent and live auctions including equestrian themed, museum quality artwork in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Thoroughbred Charities of America.  Proceeds from ticket sales and auction items to benefit Thoroughbred Charities of America.  Attendance is limited; advance ticket sales recommended. $100 per guest, tickets available at eventbrite.com.  

Start: April 18, 2015 7:00 pm
End: April 18, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Rick Scalf Gallery
Address:
135 West Main Street , Lexington, KY

Lexington Philharmonic: ‘Ainadamar’ at the Lexington Opera House

A performance Argentinean composer Osvaldo Golijov’s contemporary Spanish-language concert-opera, Ainadamar or Fountain of Tears will be presented at the Lexington Opera House in a first time collaboration with the Kentucky Opera. This opera focuses on the long lasting impact of the poet Lorca on generations of artists around the world – through Golijov’s brilliant musical score that highlights tango, Flamenco, …

Start: April 18, 2015 7:00 pm
End: April 18, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Lexington Opera House
Phone: (859) 233-4567
Address:
401 W. Short St., Lexington, KY, United States

Oldsmobile at Natasha’s Bistro

Outstanding original material performed with the talents of some of Lexington’s finest musicians: Jim Gleason’s guitar mastery, the moving voices of Marilyn Robie and Missy Johnston, Ricky Baldwin’s solid precision bass, and Paul Nuzzo’s percussion – all in combination to perform the distinctively written songs of Tom Green. www.beetnik.com

Start: April 18, 2015 8:00 pm
End: April 18, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $8

Tom Green Band at Natasha’s Bistro

Tom Green’s many exceptional songs are performed by Lexington’s finest talents: Jim Gleason’s guitar mastery, the moving voices of Marilyn Robie & Missy Johnston, Ricky Baldwin’s solid precision bass and the compelling percussion of Paul Nuzzo. This third annual Alzheimer’s Community Celebration honors those who provide compassionate, vital support to memory loss sufferers and their families.  A portion of proceeds …

Start: April 18, 2015 8:00 pm
End: April 18, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Natasha's Bistro & Bar
Phone: (859) 259-2754
Address:
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY, 40507, United States
Cost: $8

WRFL Presents: Jazz Outside the Spotlight series #172 ft. Jack Wright’s WREST Trio

WREST (or no wrestling in the house) never does serious bodily harm but might scare your aunties and inlaws out of the room real quick. Sound and magic tricks on sax, floor percussion, bass. If we knew what we were doing we’d be doing it. This raucous trio is headed by longstanding improviser, Jack Wright. Wright is happy to inhabit …

Start: April 18, 2015 8:00 pm
End: April 18, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: The Bazaar
Address:
720 Bryan Avenue, Lexington , KY, United States
Cost: $5

Missing Heart/ Vegan Death/ Dr. Paul at Best Friend Bar

Missing Heart is an Indianapolis pop outifit led by Jacob Gardener. Paul, aka Paul Eldred, a solo  is rock ‘psuedokaraoke’ act from Lexington.  Vegan Death is a Lexington Lo-fi pop group.  

Start: April 18, 2015 9:00 pm
End: April 18, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: Best Friend Bar
Phone: (859) 309-1682
Address:
500 East Euclid Ave, Lexington, KY, 40502, United States

Punk Rock PJ Party: The Slams/ Hot Prowlers/ T-Minus Zer0 at The Green Lantern

A night honoring National Pajama Day with local and regional trash punk acts.  

Start: April 18, 2015 9:00 pm
End: April 18, 2015 11:55 pm
Venue: Green Lantern
Address:
497 W. Third St., Lexington, KY, United States

JACT: Pomo at Cosmic Charlie’s

Canadian solo artist Pomo marries electronic dance music to 70s/80s funk beats. Picking up momentum in the international electronic scene since 2012, Pomo has toured throughout Europe, Australia and the Americas.  Joining Pomo are artists Ellie Herring and Ghostwork.   

Start: April 18, 2015 10:00 pm
End: April 18, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Cosmic Charlie's
Phone: (859) 309-9499
Address:
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $10

April 19, 2015

Bleu Plate Walking Food Tour: Jefferson Street

‘Jefferson Street’ Tour (2 pm):  This guided walking tour explores the popular Jefferson Street corridor and its many offerings – from an eclectic smoked meats restaurant to a European-styled grocery and wine shop, this tour has it all. Experience Lexington while stopping at the city’s best eateries. Sample the fare that makes each place an iconic staple in Lexington restaurants. …

Start: April 19, 2015 2:00 am
End: April 19, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Various Venues
Address:
Lexington , KY, United States
Cost: $59

Lexicon Gaming Convention 2015 at the Clarion Convention Center

Now in year two, the LexiCon Gaming convention is a convention geared toward the table top “gaming” community, from creators to enthusiasts. With a focus on tabletop gaming of all sorts, the convention will feature 3 days of programming that ranges from tournaments and “learn-to-plays” to demos and “adults only” game nights. Tournaments like Settlers of Catan, a Ticket to Ride tournament, several other …

Start: April 19, 2015 8:00 am
End: April 19, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Clarion Convention Center
Address:
1950 Newtown Center, Lexington, KY

Keeneland Racetrack Spring Race Meeting

The idyllic Lexington racetrack kicks off its 2015 Spring Race Meeting on Friday, April 3, and continues through Friday, April 24. No racing on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Easter Sunday (April 5). Tickets are available at tickets.keeneland.com. -Gates open at 11 a.m.-General admission is $5 per person; children 12 and under admitted free-Post time for the first race is 1:05 p.m.; …

Start: April 19, 2015 11:00 am
End: April 19, 2015 5:00 pm
Venue: Keeneland
Address:
4201 Versailles Road, Select a Country:
Cost: $5

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

Lexington Children’s Theatre: “The Giver”

Jonas’s community has found a way to stamp out all the fear, anger, and negativity in the world.  When Jonas learns the truth, he finds there is more to the world than sameness, more than black and white.  And that is when he must do what is most forbidden – make a choice. www.lctonstage.org

Start: April 19, 2015 2:00 pm
End: April 19, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Lexington Children's Theatre
Address:
418 west short street, lexington, KY, United States
Cost: $10 - $18

Bluegrass Earth presents a free screening of “Chasing Ice” at The Farish Theatre

A group of local organizations working under the name “Bluegrass Earth” has organized a series of free films in conjunction with 2015 Earth Day. For more info, visit  bluegrassearth.org  and https://www.facebook.com/BluegrassEarth. Is there visual evidence of climate change? Join the Bluegrass Earth coalition for a free showing of “Chasing Ice,” a documentary film that follows National Geographic photographer James Balog across the …

Start: April 19, 2015 2:00 pm
End: April 19, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Farish Theatre (Central Library)
Address:
140 East Main St., Lexington, KY, United States

Home Free at The Lexington Opera House

Founded by brothers Chris and Adam Rupp during their college years in the early 2000s, Home Free had been perfecting their live show for years prior to The Sing-Off–performing together for crowds in countless State and County Fairs, on college campuses, in front of Fortune 500 companies, and in theaters all across the country. It was their experience on the road that carried …

Start: April 19, 2015 7:00 pm
End: April 19, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Lexington Opera House
Phone: (859) 233-4567
Address:
401 W. Short St., Lexington, KY, United States

Band of Lovers/ Smith & Weeden at Willie’s Locally Known

With a folk heart and full of harmonies, they’ve been compared to Belle and Sebastian and called “the orchestral love child of Brian Wilson and Laura Nyro.” Their debut ‘the Coast’ introduces lush arrangements, accompanying the intimate acoustic sound the duo is known for live.  Smith &  Weeden are a Providence, RI band somewhere between early 70′s Stones, John Prine, …

Start: April 19, 2015 8:00 pm
End: April 19, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Willie's Locally Known
Address:
805 North Broadway Road , Lexington, KY, 40508 , United States

Motherplant/ Bask at Green Lantern

Motherplant is a psychedelic doom rock band from the hills of Kentucky.  With roots in americana, stoner metal and post-rock, Bask is turning out their own brand of doom. Psychedelic, heavy, and scenic songs weave through sections of driving riffs, thundering percussion, loose grooves and glimmering guitar. All topped with vocals that conjure spirits of old country crooners.

Start: April 19, 2015 9:00 pm
End: April 19, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Green Lantern
Address:
497 W. Third St., Lexington, KY, United States