1-Antique Ornamental Boxes by Ken Dean, TryArt Gallery, Louisville (thru 10/31).
2- Dustan E. McCoy speaks at Brock Auditorium, EKU, 9:30am.
3- New art by Walters, Robbins & Terry, KY Folk Art Center.
4- KY Fall Classic Saddlebred Show, KY Horse Park.
5-Modest Mouse, Southgate House.
6-Ballroom Dancing, Student Center Grand Ballroom, 8pm.
7-5K Walk/Run, UK Arboretum.
9-Swing!, Whitney Hall, Lousiville (thru 10/14).
10-Rennaisance Festival, Speed Art Museum, Louisville, 6pm.
11-Don Giovanni by UK Opera Theatre, Opera House, 8pm. (thru 10/20).
12-KY Guild of Artists & Craftsmen Fall Fair, Indian Fort Theater, Berea (thru 10/14). 859/986-3192.
13-Koresh Dance Company, Brown Theatre, 8pm.
14-UK SAB Poetrypalooza, Common Grounds, 8pm.
15-Daytom Comtemporary Dance Company, Brown Theatre, 8pm.
16-Pen & Ink Drawings by Robert Carden, ArtsPlace (thru 12/4).
17-Pernice Brothers, Southgate House.
18-Miriam Fried, Whitney Hall, 10:30am.
19-M-pact, Bomhard Theater, 8pm.
20-3rd Annual Run For Your LIfe 5K Run/Walk, Jacobson Park, Shelter #7, 7:30-11:30am.
21-The Dick Sisto Trio, Clark-Todd Hall, 6pm.
22-The Dick Sisto Trio, Clark-Todd Hall, 6pm.
23-Lech Walesa, Location TBA, 8pm.
24-Jim Breuer, Murat Egyptian Room, Indianapolis, 7:30pm.
25-Voices from the Ladies Room, music & reading at Natashas Cafe, 8pm.
26-Lily Cai Chinese Dance Company, Brown Theatre, 8pm.
27-Dianne Reeves, Brown Theatre, 8pm.
28-Spotlight Jazz Series w/ Dianne Reeves, Memorial Hall, 8pm.
29-Northside Book Discussion Group, Northside Library, 7-8pm.
30-Bruce Campbell signs If Chins Could Kill, Joseph-Beth, Time TBA.
31-Halloween-Smash pumpkins & dress up like your favorite Ace staff member!
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.
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.
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.
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.