1-Antique Ornamental Boxes by Ken Dean, TryArt Gallery, Louisville (thru 10/31).
History Through Deaf Eyes, Rasdall Gallery (thru 11/4).
Painting Lessons w/ James Crow, KY Horse Park.
New Art by Nick Blevins, Common Grounds Coffeehouse (thru 10/31).
Tantric, Bogart’s.

2- Dustan E. McCoy speaks at Brock Auditorium, EKU, 9:30am.
Algonquin Out Loud, Joseph-Beth, 7pm.

3- New art by Walters, Robbins & Terry, KY Folk Art Center.
Polo at the Park, KY Horse Park. (Sun, Wed & Fri thru 10/28).

4- KY Fall Classic Saddlebred Show, KY Horse Park.
International Bluegrass Music Awards, Whitney Hall, 9pm.
Bunraku Puppetry, Berea College, 3pm.

5-Modest Mouse, Southgate House.
LexGames, Woodland Skate Park (thru 10/06).
Ekoostik Hookah, Bogart’s.
Bliss On Tap/JazzTrio, Common Grounds (every Fri).
Polo at the Park, KY Horse Park. (Sun, Wed & Fri thru 10/28).

6-Ballroom Dancing, Student Center Grand Ballroom, 8pm.
Perryville Battlefield Commemoration, Perryville Battlefield, 2pm. (thru 10/7).
Keeneland Fall Meet, Keeneland Race Track (thru 10/27).
Modest Mouse, Southgate House.
Pops #1 w/ Tommy Emmanuel, Lex. Philharmonic, Singletary Ctr, 8pm. Hilliard Lyons Masterworks, Whitney Hall, Louisville, 8pm.

7-5K Walk/Run, UK Arboretum.
Maxwell w/ Alicia Keys, Cincinnati Music Hall.
Carrot Top, Taft Theatre, Cincy.
Pumpkinfest, Double Stink Hog Farm (also on 9/29 & 30, 10/6,).
Poetry Slam, Common Grounds Coffeehouse, 7pm (first Sun of every month).
Polo at the Park, KY Horse Park. (Sun, Wed & Fri thru 10/28).

9-Swing!, Whitney Hall, Lousiville (thru 10/14).
Travis w/ Remy Zero, Bogart’s.

10-Rennaisance Festival, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, 6pm.
Rakadu Gypsy Dancers, Alfalfa, 7pm.

11-Don Giovanni by UK Opera Theatre, Opera House, 8pm. (thru 10/20).
The Matchmaker, Button Auditorium, Morehead (thru 10/13).
Holly Near Concert, Berea College.
Kiwanis Club Annual Golf Tournament, University Club Of KY.
Gallery Talk, Speed Art Museum, Louisville.
Neko Case, Southgate House.

12-KY Guild of Artists & Craftsmen Fall Fair, Indian Fort Theater, Berea (thru 10/14). 859/986-3192.
UK Homecoming Parade, UK campus.
Mid-South 3-Day Event, KY Horse Park.
Richard Stolzman, Singletary Ctr, 8pm.
Lex Loose Leaf Antique & Collectible Show, Angliana Ave. (thru 10/14).
Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana Writers’ Roundtable, Hanover College, Indiana.
Film: The Last Castle w/ Robert Redford.
John Prine, Palace Theater.

13-Koresh Dance Company, Brown Theatre, 8pm.
KY Junior Rodeo, KY Horse Park.
John Prine, Taft Theater. 8pm.
Midnight Madness, Memorial Coliseum.
Rakadu Gypsy Dancers, Red Sevilla, 9pm.
Pumpkinfest, Double Stink Hog Farm.

14-UK SAB Poetrypalooza, Common Grounds, 8pm.
James & the Giant Peach, Bomhard Theater.
The Anniversary, Bogart’s.
Pumpkin Patch Golf Classic, Tates Creek Golf Course.
Pumpkinfest, Double Stink Hog Farm.

15-Daytom Comtemporary Dance Company, Brown Theatre, 8pm.
Keeneland Horse Sales Yearling Sale, Keeneland Race Track.

16-Pen & Ink Drawings by Robert Carden, ArtsPlace (thru 12/4).
Jefferson’s Desendants-Race in America, Memorial Hall, 8pm.
Robert Cray Band, KY Theater, 8pm.
Dropkick Murphys, Bogart’s.

17-Pernice Brothers, Southgate House.

18-Miriam Fried, Whitney Hall, 10:30am.
UK’s Half Century of Excellence Reading, Singletary Center, 7:30pm.
Oktoberfest, Speed Art Museum, Louisville.

19-M-pact, Bomhard Theater, 8pm.
Miriam Fried, Whitney Hall, 10:30am.
Masterworks w/ Louisville Symphony Orchestra, Whitney Hall, 8pm.
Homer Hickam signs Sky of Stone, Joseph-Beth, 7pm.
Film: Richard Linklater’s Waking Life and the Hughes Brothers’ From Hell.
Court Days, Mt. Sterling, all weekend long.

20-3rd Annual Run For Your LIfe 5K Run/Walk, Jacobson Park, Shelter #7, 7:30-11:30am.
National Morab Horse Show & Futurity, KY Horse Park. (thru 10/21).
James & the Giant Peach, Bomhard Theater.
Little Goblins Galore, Camp Kearney Jacobson Park), 11am.
Medeski, Martin & Wood, Bogart’s.

21-The Dick Sisto Trio, Clark-Todd Hall, 6pm.
Film: Amazing Life of the Islands, Bomhard Theater, 2pm.
Saxton Cornet Band, KY Artist Series, Singletary Center, 3pm.

22-The Dick Sisto Trio, Clark-Todd Hall, 6pm.
Film: Amazing Life of the Islands, Bomhard Theater, 2pm.
Saxton Cornet Band, KY Artist Series, Singletary Center, 3pm.

23-Lech Walesa, Location TBA, 8pm.
SoUP & Unlodged Ink Evening of Poetry, Music & Artwork, Detour.

24-Jim Breuer, Murat Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, 7:30pm.

25-Voices from the Ladies’ Room, music & reading at Natasha’s Cafe, 8pm.
The Complete History of America (Abridged), Lex. Actor’s Guild (thru 11/18).
Gallery Talk, Speed Art Museum, Louisville.
Jim Breuer, Bogart’s.

26-Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company, Brown Theatre, 8pm.
Octoberfest Horse Trials, KY Horse Park. (thru 10/28).
Firebird, Louisville Ballet, Whitney Hall, Louisville, 7:30pm. (thru 10/28).
Masterclassics #2, Lexington Philharmonic, Singletary Center, 8pm.
Storytelling at the River, Shaker Landing.
SoUP Poetry Reading, Lynagh’s.
Art Exhibit by Arturo Sandoval & Dorcus Peters, Wingspan Gallery (thru 11/9).

27-Dianne Reeves, Brown Theatre, 8pm.
Halloween Benefit Trail Ride, KY Horse Park.
SAHIBA Fall Sheiks and Shrieks Fun Show, KY Horse Park.
James & the Giant Peach, Bomhard Theater.
Sacagawea, Bomhard Theater, 5pm.
Trio Settecento, Singletary Center, 8pm.
Fall Festival, Raven Run Sanctuary.
Celebration of Traditional Music, Berea College, 7:30pm.
Gold Tooth Display, A1A.

28-Spotlight Jazz Series w/ Dianne Reeves, Memorial Hall, 8pm.
Family Concert #1, Halloween Magic, Lex. Philharmonic, Singletary Center, 3pm.
Polo at the Park, last day to watch some polo, KY Horse Park.

29-Northside Book Discussion Group, Northside Library, 7-8pm.
Tangerine Dream, Bogart’s.

30-Bruce Campbell signs If Chins Could Kill, Joseph-Beth, Time TBA.
Blast, Whitney Hall (thru 11/4).

31-Halloween-Smash pumpkins & dress up like your favorite Ace staff member!
Cultural Diversity Festival, UK Student Center.
The Haunted Orchestra 2, UKSO, Singletary Center, 8pm. $5.

the Highlights...

October 6th-27th

The Gambler

You gotta know when to hold 'em, and know when to fold 'em. The ponies are dancing out at Keeneland's Fall Meet and you can bet your sweet bippy folks are skipping work and sipping drinks. This is a place with a long history. In fact, many people learn a hell of a goodlesson here each meet. The purses seem to get bigger every year, as do the crowds. So get all gussied up and trot out to the field. Rub elbows with the high rollers as you stroll through the paddock and act like you know what you're doing. You see, this is a game of skill, a game of odds and cool demeanor. So place your measly two dollar bet and hope nobody sees you cry like a baby when you lose.

October 6-27, Keeneland Race Track, 4201 Versailles Road, 800/456-3412.

October 25th

Metal Health

That's right. Goatboy is loose. Comedy revolutionary Jim Breuer is on the road, bringing his unique brand of stoner humor to the stage with his Heavy Metal Comedy Tour. After four years on Saturday Night Live, numerous movie roles and loads of stand-up performances, Breuer has branched out to unleash a rock and comedy extravaganza on unsuspecting crowds across the continent. The Breu Crue, as they've been dubbed, are Breuer's backing band, adding dimension to his comedic performance. He'll revamp some favorite cult characters and he may even introduce a few new ones. Get ready for a night of slacker jokes and loud music. You'll rock hard, but you'll laugh harder!

October 25, Thursday, Bogart's, Cincinnati. 8pm. Call 513/281-8400 for info.

October 26th

Dance the Night Away

Centuries-old tradition comes alive when the Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company comes to town. The Far East meets the Bluegrass as they perform a unique blend of traditional Chinese dance and modern choreography under the leadership of Cai, a former principal dancer with the Shanghai Opera House. An Isadora Duncan Award-winning company, these talented performers will present traditional court dancing and modern moves set to both historically authentic and newly commissioned music. Using the traditional costumes of the T'ang and Qing Dynasties, colorful folk dance ribbons and fans as well as alluring masks and dangerous swords, the audience is presented with an elegant and mysterious experience from one of the world's most intriguing cultures. It's a beautiful display of grace, color and custom. You'll be moved by their radiant performances and dazzled by their delicate, spellbinding skills.

October 26, Friday, Brown Theater, Louisville, 8pm. Call 502/562-0100 for info.

October 30th

Zombie killer

Everyone's favorite chainsaw wielding, catchphrase-spewing pissed off and possibly insane zombie killer is back for more. Bruce Campbell, the B-movie actor made famous for his starring role in Sam Raimi's Evil Dead saga, will battle the book demons as he visits Lexington to promote his literary debut If Chins Could Kill. A humorous account of his rise to cult stardom, If Chins Could Kill finds Campbell describing his film career and his uniquely diverse fanbase as well as his relationship with longtime friend and frequent collaborator Sam Raimi. Take a moment to meet the man and see what's he really like. Rumor has it, he doesn't ever blink. Check it out and let us know.

October 30, Tuesday, Joseph-Beth Booksellers. Time TBA.