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June 2014

Big Band & Jazz Series, Tim Lake & Blue Jazz Persuaders

June 10 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Moondance Amphitheater,
Beaumont Circle, Lexington, KY United States
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Big Band & Jazz, one of Lexington’s longest running and most beloved concert series, features great jazz and big band music weekly. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for seating. FREE!

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Predator VS. Prey!, Farish Theater

June 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Farish Theater,
140 East Main St, Lexington, KY United States
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It’s an ‘eat or be eaten’ world for wildlife. Wildlife biologist Bob Tarter will bring a variety of mammals, reptiles and birds and discuss their role in the food chain. Meet the newest member of his wildlife family, a Eurasian Eagle Owl. Bring your camera! For ages 5 and up. This event requires online registration.

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Commerce Lexington’s Business Link

June 10 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Hilton Lexington ,
369 W. Vine St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Bring plenty of business cards for some great networking at the June Commerce Lexington Inc. Business Link event hosted by the Hilton Lexington Downton on June 10th from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

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History to Chew On, McConnell Springs

June 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McConnell Springs,
416 Rebmann Ln, Lexington, KY United States
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This month’s topic is“The  Kentucky  Long  Rifle”  and  will  be  presented  by  Mel  Hankla,  character  actor,  frontierresearcher, colonial rifle expert and collector.

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Newtown, Southland Jamboree

June 10 @ 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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BALL: Lexington Legends vs. Asheville, Whitaker Bank Ballpark

June 10 @ 7:05 pm - 10:00 pm
Whitaker Bank Ballpark ,
207 Legends Lane, Lexington, KY 40505 United States
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Summer Classic Movies: Lady From Shanghai, Kentucky Theatre

June 11
The Kentucky Theater ,
214 East Main St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Lady From Shanghai will be playing at the Kentucky Theatre on Wednesday, June 11 at 1:30 and 7:15.

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Comedy: Erik Griffin

June 11 - 14
Comedy Off Broadway,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Fans of the hit Comedy Central series “Workaholics” instantly recognize Erik Griffin as the show’s iconic series regular Montez. Most recently, his debut comedy album, Technical Foul: Volume One, was released and his Comedy Central Presents Half-Hour Stand-Up Special premiered this year. Erik is a first generation American-born comedian/actor who made the decision in 2003 to quit his job and plunge headlong into making comedy his full-time occupation. Wednesday – 7:15pm Thursday – 7:15pm Friday – 7:15pm & 9:45pm Saturday…

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Kids Film: Frozen, Farish Theater

June 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Farish Theater,
140 East Main St, Lexington, KY United States
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Free Kids Film screening of Frozen

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Boot Camp, Triangle Park

June 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Triangle Park,
400 West Main St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Every Wednesday this summer from 5:30pm to 6:30 pm, the YMCA of Central Kentucky invites you to join the ultimate outdoor challenge by participating in a free boot camp session at Triangle Park. Your trainer will take you through an intense workout of athletic drills, including; cardio, push-ups, lunges and many other of the best exercise techniques to help you reach the next level of optimal performance. Don’t forget to bring a water bottle and a towel. Note: classes will not take…

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Red Barn Radio: Misty Mountain String Band & Blind Ricky

June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtsPlace,
Mill Street, Lexington, KY United States
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Red Barn Radio: Misty Mountain String Band & Blind Ricky perform as part of Best of the Bluegrass week in Lexington, The Performance Hall at ArtsPlace, June 11 at 7 pm.

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BALL: Lexington Legends vs. Augustana, Whitaker Bank Ballpark

June 11 @ 7:05 pm - 10:00 pm
Whitaker Bank Ballpark ,
207 Legends Lane, Lexington, KY 40505 United States
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Festival Of The Bluegrass

June 12 - 15
Kentucky Horse Park ,
Lexington, KY United States
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The Festival of the Bluegrass is the oldest Bluegrass festival in the bluegrass region of Kentucky. This 4-day event provides Bluegrass music performances as well as kids camps and activities for all ages. The festival will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park Campground, and campsites are available for the event.

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PlayThink Movement & Flow Arts Festival 2014

June 12 - 15
Homegrown Hideaways ,
500 Floyd Branch Rd., Berea, KY 40403 United States
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“yoga ~ poi ~ hoops ~ staff ~ kirtan ~ art capoeira ~ aerials ~ qi gong ~ nia ~ beatboxing drums ~ dance ~ meditation ~ sacred geometry fire dancing ~ stilt walking ~ circus balancing PlayThink is a celebration of Art, Sustainability, Music, Performance, FLOW, and Life itself. The PlayThink Movement is an inclusive, participatory, community and family oriented culture of vitality, fun, and well-being, rooted in the belief that each of us has the power to re-shape…

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Bluegrass Flower & Vegetable Show, Masterson Station Park

June 12
Masterson Station Park,
3051 Leestown Rd, Lexington, KY United States
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Each year, the Lexington Council Garden Clubs and Fayette County Master Gardeners Association co-sponsor the Bluegrass Floweer and Vegetable Contest at the Lexington Lion’s Club Bluegrass Fair. Incorporating elements of an old-fashioned county fair contest and a garden club-stan-dard flower show, the contest is open to all. Ribbons and cash prizes are offered for fruits and vegetables; flowers and plants; contain-er-grown plants; floral designs, and anything your kids can grow, too. Masterson Station Park.

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Dale Ann Bradley, Thursday Night Live

June 12 @ 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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Women Chef Dinner Series

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thai Orchid Cafe,
1030 S. Broadway, Lexington, KY 40504 United States
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Thai Orchid Cafe is hosting a six-course dinner specially created by a handful of talented women chefs that have made their name in Lexington and surrounding areas. This event, emceed by Shannon Collins, the day chef at AZUR, is a chance for women chefs from various restaurants to collaborate on one delicious meal, as well as a chance for the community to gather around good food and conversation. The Women Chefs Dinner Series doesn’t only celebrate these women’s ability to…

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Jazz: Live at the Library, Farish Theater

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Farish Theater,
140 East Main St, Lexington, KY United States
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Free jazz performances every second Thursday of the month at the Farish Theater.

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BALL: Lexington Legends vs. Charleston, Whitaker Bank Ballpark

June 12 @ 7:05 pm
Whitaker Bank Ballpark ,
207 Legends Lane, Lexington, KY 40505 United States
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Harry Dean Stanton Fest

June 13 - 15
The Kentucky Theater ,
214 East Main St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Beginning in February of 2011, the city of Lexington, Kentucky has proudly hosted a festival in honor of Kentucky born actor Harry Dean Stanton. Begun in an effort to both celebrate the diverse film work of this legendary cinematic icon and remind the community of his Lexington roots, the annual festival utilizes various venues throughout downtown Lexington for film screenings, speakers, and Harry Dean Stanton related events.

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It’s a Grand Night for Singing, UK Singletary Center

June 13 - 15
Singletary Center,
405 ROSE ST., Lexington, KY United States
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Presented by UK Opera Theatre. This musical extravaganza is hailed as the official start to the summer music season in Lexington. Dates: June 13-15 & 20-22, 2014 Time: 7:30pm (on June 13, 14, 20 & 21); 2:00pm (on June 15 & 22) Venue: Singletary Center for the Arts

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Festival of The Bluegrass

June 13 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kentucky Horse Park ,
Lexington, KY United States
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The Gibson Brothers, IIIrd Time Out, Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, Claire Lynch Band, Big Country Bluegrass and The Moron Brothers at the Festival of The Bluegrass.

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Books: Carolyn Curry, Joseph-Beth

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Joseph Beth,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Carolyn Curry comes to Lexington’s Joseph-Beth to sign and discuss her book Suffer and Grow Strong: The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, 1834-1907  on Friday, June 13 at 6 pm.

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Rockin’ ‘Round the World, Kentucky Refugee Ministries

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Livery,
238 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Now in its 2nd year, Rockin’ ‘Round The World is an annual event designed to support the programs of Kentucky Refugee Ministries. The funds raised by Rockin’ ‘Round The World help maintain the highest quality of services for refugees in our community. Help support the lives of refugees and enjoy a night of international celebration.

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Payback, MoonDance Amphitheater

June 13 @ 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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Film: The Nut Job

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Jacobson Park,
Lexington, KY United States
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Free Friday Flicks presents “The Nut Job”, Jacobson Park Activities start at 7 pm. Movie begins at dark.

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Concert: The Conch Republic, Downtown Frankfort Summer Concert Series

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Old Capitol Lawn,
Frankfort, KY United States
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Concert: The Conch Republic, Downtown Frankfort Summer Concert Series, The Old Capitol Lawn, 7 pm

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BALL: Lexington Legends vs. Charleston, Whitaker Bank Ballpark

June 13 @ 7:05 pm - 10:00 pm
Whitaker Bank Ballpark ,
207 Legends Lane, Lexington, KY 40505 United States
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Fountain Films: Cool Hand Luke

June 13 @ 8:45 pm
Triangle Park,
Lexington, KY United States
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Cool Hand Luke in conjunction with 2014 Harry Dean Stanton Fest – – – Select Fridays May – August Approximately 8:45pm Triangle Park, between W. Main Street and W. Vine Street

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Drive-By Truckers at Buster’s

June 13 @ 9:00 pm
Busters,
899 Manchester Street, Lexington, KY United States
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Patterson, Cooley and the boys are back in Buster’s to support the release of their 12th album, ‘English Oceans.’

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Beer Cheese Festival

June 14
Winchester,
Winchester, KY United States
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Winchester hosts the 6th annual Beer Cheese Festival Downtown during the second weekend in June. “Last year an estimated 12,000 people packed the streets of Downtown to sample Beer Cheese, listen to live music, eat great food, and shop from the vendors! This year you can expect even more! Join us as we transform Main St. into Beer Cheese Blvd.”

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BALL: Lexington Legends vs. Charleston, Whitaker Bank Ballpark

June 14 @ 7:05 am - 10:00 pm
Whitaker Bank Ballpark ,
207 Legends Lane, Lexington, KY 40505 United States
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Bourbon Derby Half Marathon

June 14 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Paris,
Paris, KY United States
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The inaugural Bourbon Derby Half Marathon will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. in Paris, Kentucky. This event will feature three race distances: Half Marathon, 10 miles and 4 miles. All three races will run through at least one Paris, Kentucky horse farm.

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KIDS: Despicable Me 2, Kentucky Theater

June 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Kentucky Theater ,
214 East Main St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Despicable Me 2 will have a showing at Lexington’s newly renovated Kentucky Theater on June 14 at 10 am. “Doors will open at 9 a.m., with children’s activities until the movie starts at 10 a.m.. Prizes will be offered. The film is sponsored by Lexington’s Family Care Center as part of its 25th anniversary year celebration. The Center offers a four star rated Child Care Center, a Parent Education Component, a UK Pediatric Clinic and the HANDS home visitation program…

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Wild Hearts Fun Run Superhero 5K and Kids 1K, Keeneland

June 14 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Keeneland,
Lexington, KY United States
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It’s not just a fun run 5K… its a SUPERHERO 5K!! Perfect for families or comic-con lovers! We invite you to run or walk with us! Every penny EVERY step benefits Kentucky children and their families affected by congenital heart defects. 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. Keeneland

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Little Explorers Nature Walk, Raven Run

June 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Raven Run,
5888 Jacks Creek Pike, Lexington, KY 40515 United States
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Bring your children ages3–7 years to Raven Run for this special children’s program.  Activities include a short nature hike and art project with all supplies provided.

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Lexington Poetry Month: Brunch on Mars

June 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Carnegie Center,
251 W. Second Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Kentucky Women Writers Conference celebrates Lexington Poetry Month: Join Tasha Cotter and Iris Law, poets and board members of Kentucky Women Writers Conference, for a discussion of our keynote speaker, Tracy K. Smith, Pulitzer Prize winner in poetry for Life on Mars. Smith will give a free public reading in Lexington on Sept. 12, 2014. This discussion is free and open to the public, and photocopies of poems will be available, along with complimentary bagels, cream cheese, and coffee.…

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Books: Jack DuArte, Joseph-Beth

June 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Joseph Beth,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Local author Jack DuArte will sign his book The White Mouse at Joseph-Beth Booksellers on Saturday, June 14 at 1 pm.

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The Seldom Scene, The Grascals, 23 String Band, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers, Newtown, Detour and Dry Branch Fire Squad at the Festival of The Bluegrass.

June 14 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kentucky Horse Park ,
Lexington, KY United States
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Books: Kerry Boudreaux, The Morris Book Shop

June 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E. High St., Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Lexington author Kerry Bourdreaux will be at The Morris Book Shop to sign ”PRISM: Seeing the World Through the Hearts of People with Special Needs” on June 14 at 2 pm.

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Harry Dean Stanton Film Festival: CHRISTINE

June 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Farish Theater,
140 East Main St, Lexington, KY United States
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“This 1983 classic based on the novel by Stephen King is the first of two John Carpenter films that we will be showing on Saturday. Like Harry Dean, Carpenter also spent his formative years in Kentucky and attended college here.”

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Downtown Poker Stroll, Cheapside Park

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cheapside Park,
251 West Main St, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Join us for the Downtown Poker Stroll, similar to Poker Run, on foot instead of a Motorcycle/Boat.(Same rules apply) Low risk, high reward fun – with no experience re-quired! No buy ins, bluffing, or even knowing how to play! 1-5 place get Cash and other prizes! 6 pm – 11 pm. Cheapside Park 5/3 Pavilion.

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FILM: Lady Sings The Blues, Lyric Theater

June 15 @ 3:00 am - 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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Special Father’s Day Train Ride

June 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bluegrass Scenic Railroad and Museum,
175 Beasley Road, Versailles, KY 40383 United States
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Dad’s ride for half price!  Enjoy an 11 mile, 90 minute round trip train excursion through the horse farms of Central Kentucky.  Plan to arrive at 1:30 pm

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Father’s Day VIP Experience, Lexington Legends

June 15 @ 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Whitaker Bank Ballpark,
Lexington, KY United States
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Dads will receive a VIP experience at the ballpark for Father’s Day including a pre-game tour of the clubhouse and grounds keeping area; meet and greet with Legends players and coaches; pre-game time to play catch on the field;  opportunities to win door prizes; and an all you can eat buffet picnic.

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BALL: Lexington Legends vs. Charleston, Whitaker Bank Ballpark

June 15 @ 6:05 pm - 9:00 pm
Whitaker Bank Ballpark ,
207 Legends Lane, Lexington, KY 40505 United States
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KIDS: KY Science Center Science Camp

June 16
Steam Academy,
123 East Sixth Street, Lexington, KY United States
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KIDS Camps, Lexington Fayette County June 2014 The Kentucky Science Center’s newest platform is designed to expand STEM education and programming to locations throughout the state of Kentucky. The Science Center offers a week-long camp for students in Fayette, Oldham, and Scott Counties. School’s Out Science Camps offer exciting educational experiences for children in grades K-5 during the summer. Unique topics are designed to inform, engage and entertain budding scientists. For more information on Lexington Fayette County Camps Click Here. For…

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Woodsongs: Carlene Carter and Jason D. Williams

June 16 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Lyric,
300 E Third St, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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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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Billy Joe Shaver, Willie’s

June 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Willie's,
805 N Broadway Rd, Lexington, KY United States
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Legendary musician Bill Joe Shaver will be playing at Willie’s Locally Known July 1, 2014.

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Dale Ann Bradley and Steve Gulley, Southland Jamboree

June 17 @ 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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