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May 2014

Thursday Night Live: Bluegrass Collective

May 8 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cheapside Park,
251 West Main St, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Thursday Night Live: Bluegrass Collective, 4:30 pm at Cheapside Park

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Bluegrass & Bourbon Fundraiser

May 9 @ 5:30 pm - May 15 @ 10:00 pm
Central Library ,
140 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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“Have fun and raise money for the Lexington Public Library Foundation. Live bluegrass music by Dove Creek, heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer and this year’s featured bourbon sponsor- Blanton’s.”

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COMEDY: Jerry Seinfeld, EKU

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
EKU Center for the Arts,
521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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COMEDY: Jerry Seinfeld, EKU Jerry Seinfeld EKU Center for the Arts May 9, 2014 7 pm Comedian Jerry Seinfeld, returns to EKU Center for the Arts for one night only! Tickets and Information: EKU Center for the Arts Live Comedy Listings, Central Kentucky, Richmond Kentucky, 2014

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Jerry Seinfeld at EKU’s Center for the Arts

May 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Jerry Seinfeld will perform at EKU’s Center for the Arts on May 9th, 2014 at 7 pm.

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Lexington Craft Beer Week: Breakfast and Coffee Beer at Country Boy

May 10 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Country Boy,
436 Chair Ave, Lexington, KY United States
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Lexington Craft Beer Week kicks off at Country Boy’s “Breakfast and Coffee Beers” from 8 am to close.  

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Woodsongs: The Howlin’ Brothers & Matt Andersen, Lyric Theatre

May 12 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Lyric Theater,
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This week’s Woodsongs features The Howlin’ Brothers & Matt Andersen at the Lyric Theater at 6:45 pm

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Red Barn Radio: Blue Caboose, ArtsPlace

May 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ArtsPlace,
Mill Street, Lexington, KY United States
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Blue Caboose will preform at Red Barn Radio’s May 14th recording session at Lexington’s ArtsPlace.

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Commerce Lexington: Emerge 14 leadership conference

May 15
Hilton,
369 West Vine, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Emerge 14 is a full-day event to bring together young professionals and entrepreneurs with emerging leaders, business professionals, and community leaders.The Keynote Speaker for EMERGE 14 is Adam Braun, New York Times bestselling author and the Founder of Pencils of Promise, an award-winning organization that has broken ground on more than 200 schools around the world.

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Thursday Night Live: Scott Said & The Backroads Band

May 15 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cheapside Park,
251 West Main St, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Thursday Night Live: Scott Said & The Backroads Band, 4:30 pm at Cheapside Park.

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FOOD: Taste of the Bluegrass, Keeneland

May 16 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Keene Barn an Keeneland ,
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Taste of the Bluegrass, benefiting Lexington’s God’s Pantry Food Bank,  is scheduled for Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Keene Barn at Keeneland. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available online, and at any Lexington Central Bank location.  Info 859-288-5332. Participating restaurants for the 2014 event include Midway’s Tavern 815, Bradford BBQ, Brasabana, Lexington Pasta, Nick Ryan’s, Palmer’s, Furlong’s, Great Harvest, and dozens more. 2014 List of Food and Beverage Purveyors: 815 Restaurant and Tavern Alltech Lexington Brewing…

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Francisco’s Farm Art Festival 2014

May 17 - 18
Midway College,
512 East Stephens Street, Midway, KY United States
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The Festival Founders named the event for Colonel John Francisco, the original owner of the property on which Midway now stands. The festival was born in 2004, organized by a committee of the Midway Renaissance.

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Art in the Park 2014, Versailles

May 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Woodford Inn,
140 Park Street, Versailles, KY United States
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“The 6th annual Art InThe Park showcases Kentucky’s talented artists and craftsmen of all ages. A wide variety of handmade art and craft will be exhibited and available for purchase including paintings, drawings, sculpture, jewelry, pottery and stoneware, photography, glass, wood  and metal items, textiles, mixed-media pieces and consumable art products like candles, soaps and lotions.”

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Craft Brews and Food Fest

May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lexington Convention Center,
430 W. Vine Street, Lexington, KY United States
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Alltech presents the Craft Brews and Food Fest from noon to 8 PM at the Lexington Convention Center.

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Kentucky Voices performance, Farrish Theater

May 17 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Farish Theater,
140 East Main St, Lexington, KY United States
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OLLI theater course performance. This course combines students’ love of history with research, character creation, and performance.

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“Anjali – An Offering,” Farish Theater

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Farish Theater,
140 East Main St, Lexington, KY United States
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“Anjali – An Offering” presented by Shree School of Dance

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Protect Ya’ Deck

May 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
A Cup of Common Wealth,
105 Eastern Ave., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Head to A Cup of Common Wealth on June 4th for the opening of ‘Protect Ya Deck’. A curated collection of artwork on skate decks. Featuring work from: Dronex Inc. Caper West Waseem Touma Hello Mona Brrr Illusive Line Charlie Goering Holli Schulz Wes Meek Todd Herzberg Sarah Heller Ray Frost

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Woodsongs: The Infamous Stringdusters & Elephant Revival, Lyric Theatre

May 19 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Lyric Theater,
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This week’s Woodsongs features The Infamous Stringdusters & Elephant Revival at the Lyric Theater at 6:45 pm.

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Global Lens Series: Life Kills Me, Farish Theater

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Global Lens Film Series presents LIFE KILLS ME (Chile, 2007) 92 minutes Life and death come wrapped in a mutual embrace, both absurd and poignant, in this smart comedy about an unlikely friendship between a grieving cinematographer and a morbidly obsessed drifter. At work on a seriously schlocky, low-budget horror film, Gaspar is still reeling from the untimely death of his beloved older brother when he meets Alvaro at yet another premature funeral.

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Global Lens Series: Modest Reception, Farish Theater

May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Farish Theater,
140 East Main St, Lexington, KY United States
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Global Lens Film Series presents MODEST RECEPTION (Iran, 2012) Leila and Kaveh are a mysterious pair from Tehran, traveling the mountainous countryside in their Lexus coupe to push big bags of money on the locals. This turns out to be not so easy, but fascinating to watch, as the cagey couple invent increasingly brazen stratagems to place cash in the hands of the wary, proud or indifferent.

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GIGS: Rollfast Ramblers, Al’s

May 20 @ 9:00 pm
Al's Bar,
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Kentucky Theatre Re-Opening Celebration with Nick and Nina Clooney

May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Kentucky Theater ,
214 East Main St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Public Invited to Enjoy Theatre Improvements at Free Movie Event Featuring South Pacific Following just over two months of renovation, the Kentucky Theatre will host a Re-Opening Celebration on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, featuring a free movie screening and popcorn. Special guests Nick and Nina Clooney will serve as host and hostess for the evening. All are welcome to attend!

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Red Barn Radio: The Forthlins, ArtsPlace

May 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ArtsPlace,
Mill Street, Lexington, KY United States
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The Forthlins will preform at Red Barn Radio’s May 21st recording session at Lexington’s ArtsPlace.

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Thursday Night Live: Thumper and the Plaid Rabbits & Thumper Rewind

May 22 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cheapside Park,
251 West Main St, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Thursday Night Live: Thumper and the Plaid Rabbits & Thumper Rewind, 4:30 pm at Cheapside Park

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Global Lens Series: Student, Farish Theater

May 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Farish Theater,
140 East Main St, Lexington, KY United States
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Global Lens Film Series presents STUDENT (Kazakhstand, 2012) 90 minutes A solitary philosophy student steers his directionless life toward the commission of a violent crime, spurred on by postmodern musings and a post-Soviet order characterized by growing inequality, institutional corruption and a ruthless ethic of “eat or be eaten.“ Inspired by Dostoevsky’s “Crime and Punishment”.

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Down Home Blues Festival 2014

May 23 @ 8:00 pm
Louisville Palace,
625 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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Down Home Blues Festival 2014

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Magic: “Therapy Session,” Farish Theater

May 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Farish Theater,
140 East Main St, Lexington, KY United States
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Magic and comedy show for all ages. Two shows: 1pm and 3pm.

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BOOKS: Institute 193: Volume One, Morris Books

May 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E. High St., Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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On June 1, Lexington’s Institute 193 will release a new book highlighting the work of some 18 artists that the North Limestone gallery has played host to since its 2009 inception. The book, Institute 193: Volume One, is set to be a reflection of both the gallery itself and the artists whose work has hung on or, just as often, echoed off the small shop’s walls. Most Lexington art lovers who pick up the book will already be familiar with some…

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GIGS: Springtoberfest, Al’s Bar and Sidecar

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Al's Bar,
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Event will take place between Al’s Bar, the Beer Garden, and the Sidecar. Parking lot will be blocked off. Jesse Saxon DJ set all night outside with kegs and sausage stations.

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GIGS: Cheyenne Mize and Kalispell, Institute 193

May 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Institute 193 ,
193 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Kentucky for Kentucky presents an intimate, living room-style acoustic show featuring Louisville songwriter Cheyenne Mize and Kalispell. 

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Paula Deen, Carrick House

May 26 @ 2:00 pm
Carrick House,
312 North Limestone, Lexington, KY United States
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Paula Deen will be the special guest for tea and conversation on Memorial Day Monday May 26, 2014 at Lexington’s Carrick House at 312 N. Limestone in downtown Lexington. Tea will be served at half past two. Reverend James Sichko says proceeds from the event “will benefit scholarships for elementary school children to attend St. Mark Catholic School,” Fr. Sichko explained. “And, out of the respect we have for our veterans, proceeds from this Memorial Day event will also go…

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Good Foods Film Series

May 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Farish Theater,
140 East Main St, Lexington, KY United States
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Good Foods Film Series: Film screening followed by speaker/discussion.

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Ace Sneak Preview: A Million Ways to Die in the West

May 27 @ 7:00 pm
Cinemark Fayette Mall,
3800 Mall Road, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Ace Sneak Movie Preview, Lexington KY On Tuesday, May 27, 2014 Ace will host an advance screening of A Million Ways to Die in the West at Cinemark Fayette Mall. Ace readers who like, comment, and share this post on Facebook, are eligible to receive a pass (while supplies last). Remember, your pass does not guarantee admission — it’s just a hunting license — so, arrive early, stay hydrated, and wear loose-fitting clothes.  Pace yourself. For advance notice on all…

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Summer Classic Movies: Godzilla, Kentucky Theatre

May 28
The Kentucky Theater ,
214 East Main St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Godzilla will be playing at the Kentucky Theatre on Wednesday, May 28 at 1:30 and 7:15.

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Comedy: Jon Lovitz

May 29 - 31
Comedy Off Broadway,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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“Comedy off Broadway welcomes TV and film star, Jon Lovitz! This Thursday through Saturday, May 29-31 You know Jon from ‘SNL’, ‘A League of their Own’, ‘The Critic’, ‘The Wedding Singer’, ‘Big’, and much much more!”   Thursday – 7:15pm Friday – 7:15pm & 9:45pm Saturday – 7:15pm & 9:45pm

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Thursday Night Live: Ralph Curtis

May 29 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cheapside Park,
251 West Main St, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Thursday Night Live: Ralph Curtis, 4:30 pm at Cheapside Park

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Seton Country Fair

May 29 @ 6:00 pm - June 1 @ 11:00 pm
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church,
1750 Summerhill Drive, Lexington, KY United States
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Nestled in the Squire Oak neighborhood on the lawn of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton County Fair provides a weekend of fun, games, carnival rides, live music and other activities (including a massive rummage sale and 5K Run) – – – Thursday, May 29: TDH4 6-7:30 pm Word for Ginger 8:30-10:30 pm Friday, May 30: Donny Brook Band 6-7:15 pm Conch Republic 8:30-10:30 pm Saturday, May 31: The Black Moon Brothers 4-5:30 pm Swing Street…

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C the Beat, MoonDance Amphitheater

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Moondance ,
Beaumont Center, Lexington , KY 40515 United States
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From 7 – 9 pm Location: 1152 Monarch St Lexington, KY 40513

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Fountain Films: American Flyers

May 30 @ 8:45 pm
Triangle Park,
Lexington, KY United States
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American Flyers in conjunction with Bike Lexington Presented by Pedal Power – – – Select Fridays May – August Approximately 8:45pm Triangle Park, between W. Main Street and W. Vine Street

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GIGS: Ross Whitaker + Raleigh Dailey at Bour-Bon

May 30 @ 9:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Bour-Bon,
616 Main St, Paris , KY 40361 United States
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Bike Lexington 2014

May 31 @ 8:00 am
Courthouse Plaza,
Lexington, KY United States
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Monster Energy Drink’s BMX team will be performing throughout the morning. Plus: Sprout Sprint, Kids’ Bike Safety Rodeo, bike and helmet giveaways, booths, music, and the Family Fun Ride takes off at 10am!

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Design Slam 2014

May 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
West Sixth Brewing,
Lexington, KY United States
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Five teams from local architecture firms put together compelling designs for a space in downtown Lexington. They have one hour to read the program and design the building, and may use any digital media to create / render/ or otherwise illustrate their design.

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June 2014

Lexington Poetry Month 2014

June 1
Lexington,
Kentucky,
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“Lexington Poetry Month was created by Hap Houlihan of the Morris book shop and Katerina Stoykova-Klemer of Accents Publishing to get Lexington, Kentucky writing and sharing poetry for the entire month of June. Last year, Accents Publishing conducted the Lexington Poetry Month Writing Challenge, which allows anyone who wants to the challenge to write a poem every day and share up to ten of them on the Accents Blog.”

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Lit: Poetry and Paraphernalia, Morris Book Shop

June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E. High St., Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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To kick-off Lexington Poetry Month, Lexington’s Morris Book Shop will be hosting a poetry open mic starting at 2pm, with Katerina Stoykova-Klemer as emcee. Kentucky For Kentucky will host a pop-up shop from 1pm-4pm

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FILM: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Lyric Theater

June 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lyric Theater,
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Each Summer, The Lyric presents a series of films which highlight African American cinema from its early days to the present. This moviegoing experience offers insight into the progression of African American film over time.  

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BALL: Lexington Legends vs. Augustana

June 1 @ 7:05 pm - 10:00 pm
Whitaker Bank Ballpark ,
207 Legends Lane, Lexington, KY 40505 United States
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STAGE: Baluga Theater presents “Dinner”

June 1 @ 8:00 pm - June 4 @ 11:00 pm
Natasha's,
112 Esplanade, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Woodsongs: The Kruger Brothers

June 2 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Lyric Theater,
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Shows tapes each Monday at the Lyric Theatre Downtown, 300 E Third St Lexington, KY 40508. Plenty of parking in the lots alongside the Lyric. Audience must be seated by 6:45PM. Please Remain Seated Until 8:15 pm.

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CONCERT: Cher with Cyndi Lauper, Yum Center

June 2 @ 7:30 pm
KFC Yum Center,
Louisville, KY United States
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The Velvet Blue, Southland Jamboree

June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Southland,
Lexington, KY United States
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Southland Jamboree in Lexington, Kentucky – Schedule for the 2014 season – 7:00 PM each Tuesday night.

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Company Q Showcase, Farish Theater

June 3 @ 7:30 pm - June 4 @ 8:15 pm
Farish Theater,
140 East Main St, Lexington, KY United States
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Community play performance

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