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November 2013

Theatre: Chicago, Broadway Live

November 8, 2013 - November 10, 2013
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY United States
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Broadway Live is presenting Chicago on Nov 8-10.  Show times are: Friday, Nov 8:  8 pm Saturday, Nov 9:  2 pm and 8 pm Sunday, Nov 10:  1 pm and 6 pm

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Theatre: The Two Character Play, Downtown Arts Center

November 10, 2013 @ 8:00 am - November 13, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
Downtown Arts Center,
141 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Balagula Theatre is showing The Two Character Play by Tennessee Williams on Nov 3-6 and Nov 10-13.  The play is about a brother-sister acting duo who were abandoned by their troupe right before their show is about to begin, or so they think.

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Theatre: The Paper Bag Princess, LCT

November 10, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lexington Children's Theatre,
418 W. Short, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Paper Bag Princess, Lexington Children’s Theatre This production, newly adapted by LCT’s Jeremy Kisling, brings a fresh twist to the classic fairy tale formula. Sun. Nov 10 at 2pm Sat. Nov 16 at 2pm & 7pm Sun. Nov 17 at 2pm Lexington KY Fall Arts & Entertainment Calendar 2013 Theatre Kids

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Woodsongs: Blind Boys of Alabama, Lyric Theatre

November 11, 2013 @ 6:45 pm
Lyric Theatre,
Lexington, KY United States
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THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA return to the WoodSongs stage with a brand album ‘I’ll Find a Way’ produced by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. Monday, November 11, 2013  

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Gigs: Have Gun, Will Travel, Cosmic Charlie’s

November 13, 2013 @ 10:00 pm
Cosmic Charlie's,
388 Woodland Avenue, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Wed. Nov. 13 HAVE, GUN, WILL TRAVEL w/ The Whiskey Gentry 10pm at Cosmic Charlie’s (Florida-based roots rock) Lexington KY Live Music Listings, November 2013  

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Theatre: Improbable Fiction, Studio Players

November 14, 2013 - November 17, 2013
Carriage House,
154 W. Bell Court, Lexington, KY United States
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Studio Players presents Improbable Fiction directed by Bob Singleton November 14 – December 1, 2013 Carriage House

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Lexington Tattoo Project, Video Premiere

November 15, 2013 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Buster's,
899 Manchester Street, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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See the video artwork based on the Lexington Tattoo Project. Discover the mystery behind the secret image and meet the person who wears the entire image as a tattoo Hear Bianca read “The ___________ of the Universe” Experience Ben Sollee’s original composition for the Lexington Tattoo Project video Enjoy the March Madness Marching Band, the Lexingtones Ukulele Group, the Ford Theater Reunion, and some of the other performers inked with Lexington Tattoo Project ink Find out the winning image for…

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Theatre: The Paper Bag Princess, LCT

November 16, 2013 - November 17, 2013
Lexington Children's Theatre,
418 W. Short, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Paper Bag Princess, Lexington Children’s Theatre This production, newly adapted by LCT’s Jeremy Kisling, brings a fresh twist to the classic fairy tale formula. Sun. Nov 10 at 2pm Sat. Nov 16 at 2pm & 7pm Sun. Nov 17 at 2pm Lexington KY Fall Arts & Entertainment Calendar 2013 Theatre Kids

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Town Branch Bourbon Barrel Project: Gala and auction

November 16, 2013
Unnamed Venue,
Lexington, KY United States
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As the final step of the Town Branch Bourbon Barrel Project, the designed barrels will be auctioned off on November 16.

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MUSIC: Alma Gitana band, Headley Whitney

November 16, 2013 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Headley Whitney Museum,
4435 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY 40510 United States
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Saturday, November 16th, 2013  6:00 – 8:00 pm the Headley-Whitney museum will host music and dancing with the Alma Gitana Band. This event is supported with funding from the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.  This event is limited to 100 people. Tickets 859-255-6653.   ON EXHIBIT: “Aegean Echoes,” Greek inspired paintings by Helene Steene with sound design by Jay Crutcher running August 11th thorough December 22nd, 2013. With this exhibition the museum forges a new goal to embrace more  local talent…

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Dance: Savion Glover, UK Singletary

November 16, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
Singletary Center,
405 Rose St, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Savion Glover will be performing his collaboration of tap dance, “STePz”, at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts on November 16, 2013 at 7:30 pm. His numerous credits include Broadway shows “The Tap Dance Kid”; “Black and Blue”; “Jelly’s Last Jam”; and “Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk,” and the films “Tap” with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jr.; “Bamboozled” by Spike Lee; and “Happy Feet” and its sequel, an Academy award-winning movie choreographed by Glover. “STePz”…

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Concert: BÉLA FLECK +…, Norton Center

November 16, 2013 @ 8:00 pm
Norton Center,
600 W. Walnut St., Danville, KY 40422 United States
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On Saturday, November 16, Béla Fleck, a Grammy Award-winning banjo virtuoso in bluegrass, country, classical, and jazz, will join the string quartet Brooklyn Rider at Centre College. Beginning at 8 pm at Centre’s Norton Center for the Arts, Béla Fleck + Brooklyn Rider: A Banjo Quintet, will be presented by the Newlin Hall Series.

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Gigs: PHRBTN, Buster’s

November 16, 2013 @ 8:00 pm
Buster's ,
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PRHBTN returns for its 3rd year. Street Art, plus  headlining musical act, PAPER DIAMOND. (Art begins Friday during Gallery Hop) Saturday November 16th Doors at 8pm 18+ to party 21+ to drink

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BOOKS: Historic Lexington, Morris Book Shop

November 17, 2013 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E. High Street, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Lexington attorney and local historian Foster Ockerman, Jr,  signs a new book produced by the Lexington History Museum entitled “Historic Lexington: Heart of the Bluegrass.”  

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Gigs: Blues Traveler, Buster’s

November 18, 2013 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Buster's,
899 Manchester Street, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Doors 7, Show 8, 18 and up welcome. Blues Traveler, Buster’s Live Music Listings, Lexington KY

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Concert: Avett Brothers, Rupp Arena

November 23, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Avett Brothers concert is scheduled for November 23rd, 2013, Rupp Arena. Tickets via Ticketmaster.   Click to subscribe to the Ace digital e-dition, and get all of Lexington’s arts, music, entertainment and film news delivered to your inbox every Thursday morning. Stay tuned to Ace Social Media for Lexington’s best concert ticket giveaways, including the Avett Brothers! Follow Ace on twitter, facebook, pinterest, tumblr, or instagram.  

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Gigs: Todd Snider, Buster’s

November 29, 2013 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Buster's,
899 Manchester Street, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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A solo / acoustic set with TODD SNIDER! Partially seated show, first come – first served. Doors 8; Show 9.

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December 2013

Theatre: The Two Character Play, Downtown Arts Center

December 3, 2013 - December 6, 2013
Downtown Arts Center,
141 E Main St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Balagula Theatre is showing The Two Character Play by Tennessee Williams on Nov 3-6 and Nov 10-13.  The play is about a brother-sister acting duo who were abandoned by their troupe right before their show is about to begin, or so they think.

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Theatre: A Christmas Carol, Guignol Theatre

December 5, 2013 - December 8, 2013
Guignol Theatre,
465 Rose St, Lexington, KY United States
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Ebenezer Scrooge is at it again with UK Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol.  Scrooge, in his old age, has turned into a wealthy loner, grumpy with life.  Scrooge’s character is put to the test when he receives a Christmas Eve message from the ghost of Jacob Marley, forcing him to face his past, present, and future. Show times are: Dec 5 @ 7:30 Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm Dec 7 @ 2 pm and 7:30 pm Dec 8 @…

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Time Warner Public Cable Hearing, LFUCG

December 9, 2013 @ 6:00 pm
LFUCG,
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Time-Warner Cable Public Hearing, 6 p.m. Monday, December 9, 2nd floor Council Chambers, Government Center

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Concert: Arturo Sandoval, UK Singletary

December 14, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
Singletary Center,
405 Rose St, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Arturo takes the Bluegrass stage with the UK Wind Symphony, under the direction of Cody Birdwell. A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of 12 of jazz trumpet and flugal horn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer. Sandoval has  nine Grammys, six Billboard Awards and an Emmy award. (Not to be confused with visual artist and UK professor, Arturo Sandoval.) Arturo Sandoval, a legendary jazz artist,…

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January 20142014

BOOKS: Accents 4th Anniversary, Morris Book Shop

January 4 @ 4:00 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E. High Street, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Accents Publishing celebrates its fourth anniversary with 32 poems — one from each of the 32 poets featured in “The Season of Delicate Hunger: Anthology of Contemporary Bulgarian Poetry.”  These 32 poems will be selected and read by Accents Publishing’s authors, staff, and special friends.

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THEATRE: Terrorism, DAC

January 9 - 12
Downtown Arts Center,
141 East Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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 ”A shrewd, scary comedy that suggests that it is impossible to live in the contemporary world without becoming a potential weapon of mass destruction.” – The New York Times TERRORISM Opens Thursday, January 9 The Black Box Theatre

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Theatre: Love, Loss and What I Wore, Studio Players

January 9 - 12
Studio Players Carriage House,
154 W. Bell Court, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Staged last year in Lexington by On the Verge, the popular Nora and Delia Ephron play returns to Lexington, this time at Studio Players.   Production Dates January 9-12, 17-19, & 24-26, 2014 Opening night, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8:00pm Sunday matinee performances begin at 2:30 pm The Carriage House Theatre is located at 154 W. Bell Ct.

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Theatre: Million Dollar Quartet, Broadway Live

January 10 - 12
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY United States
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Broadway Live presents Million Dollar Quartet on Jan 10-12.  Show times are: Friday, Jan 10: 8 pm Saturday, Jan 11: 2 pm and 8 pm Sunday, Jan 12: 1 pm and 6 pm   Lexington Theater Performances Summer 2013-2014

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FILM (classics): Robocop, Al’s Bar

January 15 @ 8:00 pm
Al's Bar,
Lexington, KY United States
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Cult Film Series at Al’s Bar presents Robocop. 8 pm Wednesday January 15, 2014

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Theatre: Terrorism, DAC

January 16 - 19
Downtown Arts Center,
141 East Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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 ”A shrewd, scary comedy that suggests that it is impossible to live in the contemporary world without becoming a potential weapon of mass destruction.” – The New York Times TERRORISM Opens Thursday, January 9 The Black Box Theatre January 9 thru January 12 January 16 thru January 19

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COMEDY: Henry Cho, Comedy Off Broadway

January 16 - 18
Comedy Off Broadway,
161 Lexington Green Circle #C4, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Theatre: Sealed for Freshness, Actors Guild

January 16 - 19
Actors Guild South Elkhorn Theatre,
4383 Old Harrodsburg Road, Lexington, KY 40513 United States
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broad comedy, set at a 1968 Tupperware party.

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Theatre: Love, Loss and What I Wore, Studio Players

January 17 - 19
Studio Players Carriage House,
154 W. Bell Court, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Staged last year in Lexington by On the Verge, the popular Nora and Delia Ephron play returns to Lexington, this time at Studio Players.   Production Dates January 9-12, 17-19, & 24-26, 2014 Opening night, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8:00pm Sunday matinee performances begin at 2:30 pm The Carriage House Theatre is located at 154 W. Bell Ct.

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THEATRE: The Meeting, Lexington Public Library

January 17 - 18
Lexington Public Library Farish Theatre,
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Message Theater and the Lexington Public Library presents The Meeting January 17 at 7 pm January 18 at 2 pm and 7 pm    

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POSTPONED: Luke Bryan Concert, Rupp Arena

January 17
Rupp Arena,
Lexington, KY United States
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LUKE BRYAN LEXINGTON KY CONCERT POSTPONED FRIDAY, JANUARY 17 AT RUPP ARENA RESCHEDULED DATE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 – RUPP ARENA Lexington, KY January 17, 2014 –  Luke Bryan January 17 concert at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky will be rescheduled for Friday, February 21 due to damage sustained to a piece of the stage during production load out after last night’s show in Columbus, Ohio. The damage occurred after the show had ended and no fans were in the building.…

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BOOKS: Shannon Elizabeth Bell, Morris Book Shop

January 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E. High Street, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Shannon Elizabeth Bell signs “Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed” at the Morris Book Shop  01/17/2014 5:30 pm University of Kentucky sociology professor Shannon Elizabeth Bell will sign her new book, Our Roots Run Deep as Ironweed: Appalachian Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice. This event is co-sponsored by Kentuckians for the Commonwealth. In this collection of interviews, sociologist Shannon Elizabeth Bell presents the voices of twelve Central Appalachian women.

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Gigs: Amanda Shires, Willie’s

January 18 @ 8:00 pm
Willie's,
Lexington, KY United States
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Amanda Shires’ is on tour in support of her new album, Down Fell The Doves

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Gigs: John Cowan, Natasha’s

January 18 @ 9:00 pm
Natasha's,
112 Esplanade, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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BOOKS: The Life of Actor Jim Varney, Joseph Beth

January 19 @ 2:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington, KY United States
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Local Author Justin Lloyd discussing and signing The Importance of Being Ernest: The Life of Actor Jim Varney Sunday, January 19 at 2pm

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Gigs: Kentucky Knife Fight, Cosmic Charlie’s

January 19 @ 9:00 pm
Cosmic Charlie's,
388 Woodland Ave, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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St. Louis 5-piece punk-blues  Kentucky Knife Fight is making a tour stop in Lexington at Cosmic Charlie’s on Sunday, January 19th, 2014 Sunday, January 19th Kentucky Knife Fight Cosmic Charlie’s 388 Woodland Ave with Ford Theatre Reunion, Wooden Wand 9pm / 18+ / $8

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Martin Luther King Day 2014 in Lexington

January 20
downtown,
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Lexington’s comprehensive to do list and calendar guide for Martin Luther King Day 2014. Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend Programming Message Theater returns to the Lexington theater community with its first production. Presented in honor of Lexington’s King Holiday Celebration, it will be Jeff Stetson’s “The Meeting,” a play conceptualizing a fictitious meeting between Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The chance meeting takes place the night after the bombing of Malcolm’s house and the week before his…

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FILM: The Butler, Kentucky Theatre

January 20 @ 2:30 pm
Kentucky Theatre,
214 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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One World Film presents Lee Daniels’ The Butler as part of Lexington’s Martin Luther King Jr holiday programming. Monday January 20, 2014 2:30 pm Free and open to the public

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Red Barn Radio: Hot Chocolate and the Marshmellows, ArtsPlace

January 22 @ 8:00 pm
ArtsPlace,
Lexington, KY United States
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Wednesday January 22 Hot Chocolate and the Marshmelow’s with guest fiddler, John Harrod Arts Place Studio – NEW TIME – Showtime 8 PM

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Gigs: Yonder Mountain String Band, Buster’s

January 22 @ 10:00 pm
Buster's,
899 Manchester St, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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The Colorado-based foursome is a regular at bluegrass festivals like the Telluride Bluegrass Festival and the band’s own Northwest String Summit as well as multi-stage events like Austin City Limits Festival, Bonnaroo and Rothbury.

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ART: Frank Doring Coalscapes, Institute 193

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Institute 193,
193 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Frank Döring Coalscapes January 23—February 26 Opening reception: January 23, 6-8 PM Institute 193 presents  Coalscapes, an exhibition of photographs by the  German-born, Lexington-based photographer Frank Döring. Döring’s photographs document the landscape and  culture of the coal-rich Lausitz region of southeastern Germany. The images in this exhibition  track the coal industry’s impact over several years,  recording the evacuation and destruction of entire  towns, the extraction and incineration of coal, and  the eventual reclamation of the land for a wide  variety…

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Theatre: Love, Loss and What I Wore, Studio Players

January 24 - 26
Studio Players Carriage House,
154 W. Bell Court, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Staged last year in Lexington by On the Verge, the popular Nora and Delia Ephron play returns to Lexington, this time at Studio Players.   Production Dates January 9-12, 17-19, & 24-26, 2014 Opening night, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8:00pm Sunday matinee performances begin at 2:30 pm The Carriage House Theatre is located at 154 W. Bell Ct.

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Black Jacket Symphony, Lexington Opera House

January 24 @ 8:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
401 W. Short , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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THE BLACK JACKET SYMPHONY PERFORM LED ZEPPELIN’S “HOUSES OF THE HOLY”    FRIDAY, JANUARY 24th, 2014 Lexington Opera House 401 West Short St. Lexington, KY – 8:00PM – ALL AGES  

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ART: Luminosity Art Ball

January 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Unnamed Venue,
845 Angliana Avenue, Lexington, KY United States
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The LUMINOSITY Art Ball is the Lexington Art League’s formal black tie gala to celebrate and preview the signature piece of LUMINOSITY, an exhibition of light-based art featuring interactive installations and photography by regional, national, and international artists. Art Ball revelers will get a sneak peek at the large-scale, interactive sculpture of light which will illuminate Triangle Park from Feb. 21-Mar. 31, 2014.

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Theatre: (Re) Actions Dance Concert, Guignol

January 31 - February 2
Guignol Theatre,
465 Rose St, Lexington, KY United States
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UK Theatre presents (Re) Actions Dance Concert at the Guignol Theatre. Show times are: Jan 31 @ 7:30 pm Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm Feb 2 @ 2 pm

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February 2014

FILM: Airplane, Al’s Bar

February 5 @ 8:00 pm
Al's Bar,
601 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Al’s Bar Cult Film Series first Wednesday of the month Shows begin at 8 pm.   The February movie is Airplane.

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GIGS: Paul Burch, Willie’s

February 8 @ 8:00 pm
Willie's,
Lexington, KY United States
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PAUL BURCH LIVE IN CONCERT Sat 2/8  at Willie’s Locally Known Lexington, KY He’s recorded with Ralph Stanley,  Vic Chesnutt, and Ryan Adams and was a member of the Lambchop collective.

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Concert: Lang Lang, UK Singletary

February 9 @ 7:30 pm
Singletary Center,
405 Rose St, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Lang Lang, a renowned Chinese pianist, is playing at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts on February 9, 2014 at 7:30 pm. Lexington Kentucky Live Music 2014

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Gigs: JJ Grey and Mofro, Buster’s

February 9 @ 8:00 pm
Buster's,
Manchester Street, Lexington, KY United States
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Singer/songwriter/musician JJ Grey and his band Mofro, touring in support of their latest CD, THIS RIVER, will perform at Buster’s Billiards & Backroom in Lexington on Sunday, February 9, 2014. This is Grey’s seventh album (his fifth for Alligator Records).

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