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May 2014

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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CONCERT: Rod Stewart and Santana, KFC Yum Center

June 3 @ 7:30 pm
KFC Yum Center,
Louisville, KY United States
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POETRY: Poetry in Motion

June 3 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Alfalfa ,
141 E. Main St, Lexington, KY United States
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Open Mic Poetry & Spoken Word courtesy of DJ Johnnie Johnson.

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Summer Classic Movies: Doctor Zhivago, Kentucky Theatre

June 4
The Kentucky Theater ,
214 East Main St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Doctor Zhivago will be playing at the Kentucky Theatre on Wednesday, June 4 at 1:30 and 7:15.

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Cult Film Series: Blue Velvet, Al’s Bar

June 4 @ 8:00 pm
Al's Bar,
601 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Red Barn Radio: New Mountain Heritage

June 4 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtsPlace,
Mill Street, Lexington, KY United States
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Red Barn Radio: New Mountain Heritage, The Performance Hall at ArtsPlace, June 4 at 8 pm

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Comedy: Taylor Mason

June 5 - 7
Comedy Off Broadway,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Taylor Mason’s quick wit, flawless delivery and polished material make him a hit with audiences of all ages. He is a ventriloquist, musician and stand-up comedian. Thursday – 7:15pm Friday – 7:15pm & 9:45pm Saturday – 7:15pm & 9:45pm

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Charlie Shuck and The Trendells with Soul Explosion, Thursday Night Live

June 5 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cheapside Park,
251 West Main St, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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April 3 – August 28 4:30-9:00pm September 4 – October 16 4:30-7:30pm Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park (251 W. Main Street)

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Freedom Fest 2014, Sneak Preview Party

June 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Headley Whitney Museum,
4435 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY 40510 United States
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“Scenes of the Bluegrass, pet cetera” Bid on original works of art by select artists depicting pets and Scenes of the Bluegrass.

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Film Premiere: Jane’s Everlasting Heart Condition, Worsham Theatre

June 5 @ 6:00 pm
UK Worsham Theater,
404 S Limestone, Lexington, KY United States
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“The film, Jane’s Everlasting Heart Condition, was written by and stars Winchester, Kentucky native Stephanie Wyatt. It was filmed in both Chicago and Kentucky, and also stars several other central Kentucky natives (Bo List, Kathy Swango, etc.). The film tells the parallel stories of a mother (Jane) and daughter (Piper) and their quest for love and happiness. Jane left her small town in Kentucky for the big city many years ago to find love and to pursue her dreams of becoming…

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Midwest Music Festival

June 6 - 7
KFC Yum Center,
Louisville, KY United States
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The first ever Midwest Music Festival will be held on Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the KFC Yum! Center.

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Books-in-Progress Conference, Carnegie Center

June 6 - 7
Carnegie Center,
251 W. Second Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The 2014 Conference, featuring bestselling nonfiction author Ann Hagedorn (Beyond the River: The Untold Story of the Heroes of the Underground Railroad and Wild Ride: The Rise & Fall of Calumet Farm), among others, is slated for June 6 & 7, 2014. The conference will offer craft & business workshops led by Frank X Walker, Marcia Thornton Jones, Julia Johnson, Peggy DeKay, and other top professionals. Enjoy small workshops & personal attention.

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National Donut Day!

June 6

National Doughnut Day is celebrated every year on the first Friday of June to honor the women who served donuts to soldiers during WWI.

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Cross Country Schooling, Kentucky Horse Park

June 6 @ 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kentucky Horse Park ,
Lexington, KY United States
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iders are permitted to bring their horses to school on the Kentucky Horse Park’s renowned cross country course. For a $35 fee, riders are allowed on the course for 4 hours. All proceeds go to the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation which maintains and improves the competition facilities. The session hours are noon-4:00 pm and 4:30pm-8:30pm.

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Gastro Gnomes Invade Downtown PARIS

June 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rooster Brew,
609 Main Street , Paris, KY 40361 United States
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The Gastro Gnomes Food Truck and Mobile Catering #foodtruckfriday Gastro Gnomes coming to @RoosterBrew Friday June 6th

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Stir Fry Musette, MoonDance Amphitheater

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Moondance Amphitheater,
Beaumont Circle, Lexington, KY United States
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Craft Beer & Food Trucks will be on site Hosted by Lexington Parks & Recreation

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Free Friday Flicks presents “Frozen,” Jacobson Park

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Jacobson Park,
Lexington, KY United States
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Activities start at 7 pm. Movie starts at dark.

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The Night Market – Give into the Groove Edition

June 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
NoLi,
700 Bryan Ave, Lexington, KY United States
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This June 2014 Night Market from NoLi CDC will partner with the folks from Give Into The Groove.

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KET’s “Sizzle and Salsa”

June 6 @ 7:00 pm
Donamire Farm,
Lexington, KY United States
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Club KET presents “Sizzle and Salsa” on Friday, June 6, 2014, (7 pm to midnight) at Donamire Farm in Lexington. Special Guest: Lacey Schwimmer, ballroom professional on “Dancing With the Stars”

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Bike Prom!

June 7 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Downtown,
Lexington, KY United States
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Bike Prom is back! Get all dressed up in your prom attire, glam up your bike, and race (or casually ride) through downtown Lexington with your dance card in hand! We’ll stamp your card at each location along the way, where you can join in prom activities like prom portraits, punch, and spin-the-bottle. Prizes and special awards will be presented during the after-party at West Sixth Brewing, where the LASC will receive 6% of the proceeds for the night! The…

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Swingin’ on Short

June 7 @ 7:00 pm
Courthouse Plaza,
Lexington, KY United States
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Lexington Parks & Rec., the Hepcats and Lexington Arthur Murray are mighty proud to bring you Swingin’ on Short, Lexington’s annual street dance! Music by Keith Jones & the Makeshifts, playing great jump blues and early rock ‘n’ roll. Mike Richardson DJ’s music during the band’s break and for the dance contest. 7-8 pm, swing dance lesson by the Hepcat 8-11 pm, dancing and music Dance contest during the band’s break Refreshments avaialble on site More info: see the Hepcats…

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