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November 2013

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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Theatre: Memphis, Broadway Live

February 14 - 16
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY United States
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Broadway Live presents Memphis on Feb 14-16.  Show times are: Friday, Feb 14: 8 pm Saturday, Feb 15: 2 pm and 8 pm Sunday, Feb 16: 1 pm and 6 pm   Lexington Theater Performances Summer 2013-2014

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Craft Writing: Beer, the Digital and Craft Culture

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
UK Student Center,
Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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Craft Writing: Beer, the Digital and Craft Culture at UK will showcase beer writing. Speakers are: Stan Hieronymus Julie Johnson Teri Fahrendorf Roger Baylor Jeremy Cowan Mitch Steele and keynote speaker Garret Oliver  

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MOVIES: Pleased to Meet Me premiere, Kentucky Theatre

February 16 @ 7:00 pm
Kentucky Theatre,
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Lexington premiere screening of the new film “Pleased to Meet Me,” shot in Louisville.  This is the third feature film written and directed by Lexington native (and Henry Clay grad) filmmaker Archie Borders, with co-producer Michael Fitzer. The movie stars John Doe, front man for the legendary punk group “X”and features singer-songwriter Karen Bergquist from the group Over the Rhine, actor and Grammy-winning musician Loudon Wainwright III, singer-songwriter and actress Aimee Mann, and Grammy award-winning musician, producer, and music supervisor…

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Gigs: Southland Drive, Blue Stallion Brewing

February 19 @ 7:30 pm
Blue Stallion Brewing,
610 W. Third Street, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Blue Stallion taproom: Wednesday Night Live Feb 19th, 2014 at 7:30pm Traditional bluegrass music, Southland Drive SOUTHLAND DRIVE is a traditional 5-piece bluegrass and old country band featuring Ruth McLain on bass and vocals, Russ Farmer on guitar and vocals, Charlie Hall on banjo, Frank Godbey on Mandolin and vocals and Wayne Fyffe on fiddle.  

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Theatre: Eurydice, Guignol Theatre

February 20 - 22
Guignol Theatre,
465 Rose St, Lexington, KY United States
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UK Theatre is presenting Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice, a play that takes the  myth of Orpheus and tells it instead from Eurydice’s, Orpheus’s wife’s, perspective.  Eurydice falls to her death shortly after marrying Orpheus and descends into the underworld on an elevator.  Reunited with her father, Eurydice faces a difficult decision: to allow Orpheus to rescue her back to the world of the living, or remain below with her father. Show times are: Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm Feb 21 @ 7:30…

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CONCERT: Luke Bryan, Rupp Arena

February 21
Rupp Arena,
Lexington, KY United States
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RESCHEDULED DATE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21 – RUPP ARENA Luke Bryan’s January  concert at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky has been rescheduled for Friday, February 21. Previously purchased tickets for Lexington, Kentucky will be honored for the reschedule date on Friday, February 21st .

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Theatre: Eurydice, Guignol Theatre

February 27 - March 2
Guignol Theatre,
465 Rose St, Lexington, KY United States
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UK Theatre is presenting Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice, a play that takes the  myth of Orpheus and tells it instead from Eurydice’s, Orpheus’s wife’s, perspective.  Eurydice falls to her death shortly after marrying Orpheus and descends into the underworld on an elevator.  Reunited with her father, Eurydice faces a difficult decision: to allow Orpheus to rescue her back to the world of the living, or remain below with her father. Show times are: Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm Feb 21 @ 7:30…

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Concert: Pink Martini, UK Singletary

February 28 @ 7:30 pm
Singletary Center,
405 Rose St, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Twelve piece orchestra, Pink Martini, is performing at UK’s Singletary Center for the Arts on February 28, 2014 at 7:30 pm. Lexington Kentucky Live Music 2014

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March 2014

COMEDY: Aziz Ansari, UK Singletary Center

March 8 @ 8:00 pm
UK Singletary Center,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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Presented by the UK Student Activities Board : March 8, 2014 @ 8pm Tickets: $15 UK Students, $25 General Public (plus fees) ON SALE TO UK STUDENTS ONLY starting Wednesday, January 22nd at 10am.  UK Students must present their ID to purchase ticket.  One ID per student.  Only valid for full time students or students who pay the SAB fee when paying tuition/fees.  The Ticket Office will swipe all IDs to make sure they are valid.  TICKETS CAN ONLY BE…

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Dance: Alvin Ailey…, Norton Center

March 11 @ 7:30 pm
Norton Center,
600 W. Walnut St., Danville, KY 40422 United States
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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, guided by Artistic Director Robert Battle, will be performing at the Norton Center for the Arts at Centre College on Tuesday, March 11, at 7:30 pm, presented by the Newlin Hall Series.

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Theatre: The Miracle Worker, Broadway Live

March 14 - 16
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY United States
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Broadway Live presents The Miracle Worker on March 14-16.  Show times are: Friday, March 14: 8 pm Saturday, March 15: 2 pm and 8 pm Sunday, March 16: 1 pm and 6 pm   Lexington Theater Performances Summer 2013-2014

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Lexington Comic and Toy Con 2014

March 15 - 16
Lexington Center,
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Lexington Comic and Toy Con returns for its third year on March 14-16,2014. Last year, nearly 10,000 fans attended the event and a bigger crowd is expected in 2014. The event features vendors and exhibitors from all across the country selling toys, comics, and all types of pop culture finery. The 2014 lineup includes  Lou Ferrigno, Nichelle Nichols – Lt. Uhura on the original Star Trek series, Marina Sirtis – Counselor Troi from Star Trek – The Next Generation, and…

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Central Kentucky Home, Garden and Flower Show

March 27 - 30
Lexington Convention Center,
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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EVENT TIMES: Thursday, March 27; 5:00pm-9:00pm Friday, March 28; 5:00pm-9:00pm Saturday, March 29; 10:00am-9:00pm Sunday, March 30; Noon- 6:00pm Location: Heritage Hall and Rupp Arena   Guests include Brett & Wayde from Animal Planet’s Tanked and Harry Rinker, the “Collector Inspector” offering two free verbal antique appraisals for Home Show attendees.

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April 2014

BOOKS: Stephan Pastis, Joseph Beth

April 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
161 Lexington Green Cir # B, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Joseph Beth Booksellers Tuesday April 1st 7 pm Stephan Pastis will be discussing and signing  Pearls Falls Fast: A Pearls Before Swine Treasury a collection of his New York Times Best- Selling Pearls Before Swine comic strip. LIVE BOOK SIGNING LISTINGS, LEXINGTON KENTUCKY, 2014

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