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October 2014

Art: UK Sculptural Excellence Opening, Lyric Theatre

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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University of Kentucky sculpture professor Garry R. Bibbs brings the past 25 years or “UK Sculptural Excellence” to an exhibit opening Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center in Lexington. Bibbs has taught sculpture at University of Kentucky for 25 years, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Many of his students have gone on to create public art displayed across the nation. Bibbs has completed more than 25 public art commissions through the Eastern U.S.,…

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2014 Thriller & Halloween Parade, Main Street

October 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The 2014 Thriller & Halloween Parade is taking place on Sunday, October 26 (the rain date is Monday, October 27). The Halloween and Thriller Parade starts at 8 pm at the Kentucky Theatre and proceeds along Main Street ending at Mill Street. The dance will occur repeatedly along the route, and will be followed by a Halloween parade. There will also be a Halloween variety pre-show and an afterparty at the Cheapside Pavilion. “Participation is open to all willing zombies who attend rehearsals to learn…

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CSA Harvest Party, Loudoun House

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Loudoun House,
209 Castlewood Dr, Lexington, KY 40505 United States
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Purchase a share of Kentucky’s first Community Support Art program’s Fall 2014 crop of art. Modeled after agricultural CSA’s, the Lexington Art League’s CSA features 9 original, limited-edition works of art by local artists.  October 24th at the Loudoun House.

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CMA Rocks the House, Bodley-Bullock House

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bodley-Bullock House,
200 Market Street, Lexington, KY United States
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“The Central Music Academy is celebrating its 10th anniversary of ‘giving the gift of music in the heart of Lexington’ with an evening of fun, food, music, and art by Lexington’s finest at the historic Bodley-Bullock House on October 24. Enjoy wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres in the Bodley-Bullock house and garden, while you bid on vinyl record artwork created by local artists, and are entertained with a variety of music provided by CMA students and teachers. Bid on One-of-a-kind…

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Ballet: La Sylphide, Lexington Opera House

October 24 - 25
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Friday, October 24: 8 pm Saturday, October 25: 8 pm “On the morning of his wedding day, a Scottish farmer falls in love with a vision of a magical woodland nymph. The ballet tells the story of an impossible love between a human and a spirit, and man’s inherent temptation for the unknown and sometimes dangerous life. La Sylphide remains a captivating, fascinating ballet that appeals to both audiences and dancers.” Performed by the Kentucky Ballet Theatre

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Ballet: The Nightingale, Singletary Center

October 24 - 25
Singletary Center for the Arts,
Rose Street, Lexington , KY United States
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The Bluegrass Youth Ballet presents The Nightingale at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts Recital Hall. October 24: 7 pm October 25: 3 and 7 pm

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Art: Visual Studies Forum, Briggs Theatre

October 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Briggs Theatre,
127 Fine Arts Building, Lexington, KY United States
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Visual Studies Forum: “Mao’s Golden Mangoes: A Collision of Passion, Propaganda, and Art” Alfreda Murck, Independent Scholar “In summer of 1968 China’s “Cultural Revolution” had spun out of control. Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong reluctantly agreed to use the military to suppress student Red Guards. Just then, a Pakistani foreign minister presented a crate of mangoes that Mao re-gifted to factory workers who had recently quelled violent Red Guards on the campus of Tsinghua University. The mangoes were promoted in…

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ART Family Tours, Pope Villa

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pope Villa,
326 Grosvenor Avenue, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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“Activities for families and kids of all ages exploring the historic Pope Villa and if the walls could talk, an immersive art installation created by international artist collective Expanded Draught.”

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ART PRHBTN, Buster’s

October 10 - 12
Buster’s,
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“PRHBTN /ˌproʊ əˈbɪʃ ən/ [proh-uh-bish-uh n]: A fusion of culture, art, and music. PRHBTN brings together a regional community of seasoned art lovers and those new to the street art genre by showcasing international, national, regional, and local artists, musicians, and businesses intrinsic to urban culture. For the fourth annual PRHBTN, we have gathered artists from all over the world to create new mural works around the city of Lexington, Kentucky. We are very proud to welcome this year’s artists who come to…

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“Connecting Fibers” Opening Reception, MS Rezny

October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MS Rezny Gallery,
903 Manchester Street, Lexington, KY United States
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“Six regional contemporary artists explore color and texture through a variety of techniques and inspiration. Artists include, Stacey Chinn, Justine Dennis, Janice A. Durham, Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Laverne Zabielski and Jennifer Zurick.”

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Taylor 2, EKU

October 4 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Taylor 2 will perform at EKU Center for the Arts on Saturday October 4 at 7:30 pm.

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Art: INTERSTRUCT, Pope Villa

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Pope Villa,
326 Grosvenor Avenue, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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The opening reception of INTERSTRUCT@Pope Villa is 6 – 9 pm. Exhibition hours are Wed – Sat, 10 am – 6 pm, Oct 3 – Oct 18. “The first exhibition in the INTERSTRUCT series, if the walls could talk features a large-scale, mixed-media installation at the historic Pope Villa by international artist collective Expanded Draught. Located at 326 Grosvenor in downtown Lexington, the Pope Villa is the best surviving domestic design by U.S. Capitol architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe.”

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September 2014

Contra Dance, ArtsPlace

September 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
ArtsPlace,
161 North Mill St, Lexington, KY United States
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“Contra Dance with caller Bradley Smith and open band (pick-up musicians welcome).” Friday, September 26th at 8 pm at ArtsPlace. There will be a lesson at 7:30 pm.

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Sunday Salons in September, Moveable Feast Lexington

September 21 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Every Sunday in September, Moveable Feast Lexington will sponsor a gathering at a different historic, architecturally significant Lexington home with a special host to celebrate art, music, and literature. These events are being called September Sunday Salons. Each event will be uniquely styled by the individual hosts. Each Sunday program will serve up food, drink, and plenty of interaction with the arts and fine art collections. On Sunday, September 21st, historian and author David Burg will open his 1920s Craftsman…

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2014 Pink Tie Gala, Loudoun House

September 20 @ 6:30 pm
Loudoun House,
209 Castlewood Dr, Lexington, KY 40505 United States
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The 2014 Pink Tie Gala will be at 6:30 pm at the Loudoun House. “An evening of entertainment, dinner, drinks, silent and live auction. DRESS / ATTIRE: Men wear a range of regular suits to tuxes and Women wear cocktail dresses to evening or ball gowns. Lots of guests sprinkle pink wherever they can – be it bow ties, accessories or shoes. This year there will be a Cirque de Pink theme. EVENT START: 6:30 pm – Cocktail Hour + Silent…

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Art: Laurel Nakadate, UK Art Museum

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UK Art Museum,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY United States
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“Join curator Janie Welker and director Stuart Horodner for a tour of the Laurel Nakadate: Strangers & Relations exhibition, which focuses on issues of identity, confrontation, and trust.” Friday, September 19th, at 6 pm at the UK Art Museum.

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LexArts Gallery Hop

September 19 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The LexArts Hop will be taking place on Friday, September 19. The Hop is a self-guided tour of the visual arts in downtown Lexington. Patrons may begin at any location and visit as many of the venues as they would like. Official hours are 5 pm – 8 pm, but many of the participating restaurants and clubs will remain open through the evening.

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Art: Lynn Sweet: Ridgeride, New Editions Gallery

September 19 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Editions Gallery,
807 Euclid Ave, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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The New Editions Gallery will exhibit local artist Lynn Sweet’s Ridgeride. The exhibition will take place on Friday, September 19th, from 5 – 8 pm.

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The August Ball, Sts. Peter & Paul School

September 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sts. Peter & Paul School,
423 W. Short St., Lexington, KY United States
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The Lexington English Country Dancers present The August Ball, featuring the Capital City Country Dance Orchestra and caller Don Carson of Louisville. The event will be held at Sts. Peter and Paul School and will begin at 8 pm.

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ART Kurt Vonnegut and more, UK Art Museum

September 6
UK Art Museum,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY United States
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UK Art Museum is featuring three new art exhibits, starting on September 6th at noon. Kurt Vonnegut: Madmen and Moonbeans “Novelist Kurt Vonnegut made drawings throughout his life, and, like writers and musicians including Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Norman Mailer, and Joni Mitchell, found that visual art offered him another outlet for creativity. This exhibition of silkscreen prints features portraits that are both comic and surreal, defined by bold lines and carefully placed areas of color. It was curated by…

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The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Lyric Theatre

September 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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The Lyric Theatre is proud to present The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company at 7 pm.

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August 2014

Sunday Salons in September, Moveable Feast Lexington

August 28 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Every Sunday in September, Moveable Feast Lexington will sponsor a gathering at a different historic, architecturally significant Lexington home with a special host to celebrate art, music, and literature. These events are being called September Sunday Salons. Each event will be uniquely styled by the individual hosts. Each Sunday program will serve up food, drink, and plenty of interaction with the arts and fine art collections. On Sunday, September 28th, architectural glass artist Frank Close will open his 1920s Arts…

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Woodland Arts Fair, Woodland Park

August 16 - 17
Woodland Park,
Lexington, KY United States
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Shop 200 artists, enjoy live music and food, and create your own family art- all with free admission.

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July 2014

Ballet Under The Stars, Woodland Park

July 31 @ 8:00 pm - August 3 @ 5:00 pm
Woodland Park,
Lexington, KY United States
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The evening will begin with a pre-show youth production at 8 pm followed by the main show that will once again feature professional dancers. Lawn chairs and/or blankets should be brought for seating and patrons may pack a picnic dinner or purchase concessions onsite.

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Equine Art, Antique & Rare Book Consignment, Kentucky Horse Park

July 12 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kentucky Horse Park,
4089 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, KY United States
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The American Saddlebred Museum, located on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park, is hosting the Equine Art, Antique and Rare Book Consignment Auction July 12, 2014.

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June 2014

Give Into The Groove, Whitaker Bank Ballpark

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Whitaker Bank Ballpark,
207 Legends Lane, Lexington, KY 40505 United States
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Give Into The Groove is a feel-good benefit featuring live & electronic music, multimedia art & fashion. With the purpose of drawing attention to community needs and unleashing artists of all ages, Give Into The Groove’s mission is to raise awareness for local organizations and charities and encourage people to get involved in philanthropy. 6 pm – 10 pm at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

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Lexington Gallery Hop

June 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“The LexArts Hop is a self-guided tour of the  visual arts in downtown Lexington, KY. Patrons  begin at any location and visit as many or as few  participating venues as they would like. Each site  presents an exciting new exhibit for each Hop  and, thanks to the generosity of many, admission  is always free.”

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ART: Kevin Nance, Hunt Morgan House

June 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hunt-Morgan House,
201 N. Mill Street, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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ART: Gallery Hop, June 20, 2014 Kevin Nance, Hunt-Morgan House, presented by the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation Chicago-based photographer and former Lexington Herald-Leader journalist Kevin Nance will be the  featured artist at the historic Hunt-Morgan House in Gratz Park as part of Lexington’s Gallery Hop on June 20, 2014 About 35 of Nance’s framed prints, ranging from street photography and art photography to landscapes and skyscapes, will be on exhibit. Also available for purchase will be a substantial…

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Lexington Connection of Tuuum Artists, Gallery Hop

June 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Bread Box at West Sixth,
Lexington, KY United States
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the first community-driven exhibition supported by Tuuum, Lexington Connection (June 20, 2014) brings together work by seven Lexington-based artists – Charlie Campbell, R Clint Colburn, Erin Eldred, Derrick Meads, Colleen Merrill, Bianca Spriggs and David Wischer. Handpicked by local curator and artist Paul Brown, these artists are currently represented on Tuuum, a website that enables artists to broaden their market reach by promoting their work to an international audience. During the show, organized in occasion of LexArts Hop, visitors will…

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Eugene Meatyard: Photographing Thomas Merton, Institute 193

June 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Institute 193,
193 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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This Friday during Lexington Gallery Hop, Institute 193 will be hosting an opening reception of Photographing Thomas Merton, an exhibition of portraits of Merton by Ralph Eugene Meatyard. During their brief friendship, which was cut short by Merton’s untimely death in 1968, Merton and Meatyard held intense conversations, exchanged letters, and Merton became the subject for a series of photographs by Meatyard, the focus of our exhibition. The exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Center for Interfaith Relations and is sponsored in part by Lexington’s Good Shepherd Episcopal Church.

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Forest Retreat: Painting Workshop With Bill Fletcher

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

“Spend a morning at the Forest Retreat in Carlisle, Kentucky with Bill Fletcher, one of Lexington’s favorite landscape artists.”

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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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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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May 2014

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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“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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Bluegrass Youth Ballet 10th Anniversary Gala: Art Rhapsody

May 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Bluegrass Youth Ballet presents Art Rhapsody for its 10th Anniversary Gala at the Lexington Opera House, 2 pm.

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Bluegrass Youth Ballet 10th Anniversary Gala: Art Rhapsody

May 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Bluegrass Youth Ballet with be presenting Art Rhapsody as part of its 10th Anniversary Gala.

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April 2014

THEATRE: Gossamer, Lex Children’s Theatre

April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lexington Children’s Theatre,
418 West Short Street , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Lexington Children’s Theatre Saturday, April 19th 2pm Gossamer, based on a novel by Lois Lowry, is focused on the power of healing dreams. LIVE THEATRE LISTINGS, LEXINGTON KY, 2014

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ART: LexArt’s Gallery Hop

April 18
Various Locations,
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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LexArt’s Gallery Hop Friday, April 18th A self guided tour of visual art in downtown begins Friday April 18th, 2014. Admission is free and Lextran provides free Trolley transportation downtown during Hop hours. LOCAL ART LISTINGS, LEXINGTON KENTUCKY, 2014

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Disney On Ice: Rockin’ Ever After, Rupp Arena

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Rupp Arena Thursday April 10th- Sunday April 13th 7 pm Disney On Ice: Rockin’ Ever After is an all musical showcase of well known Disney characters. Tickets go on sale February 14th 2014. LIVE CONCERT LISTINGS, LIVE THEATER LISTINGS, LEXINGTON KENTUCKY, 2014  

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March 2014

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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January 2014

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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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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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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November 2013

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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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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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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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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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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ART: First Friday, Midway

November 1, 2013 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kennydid Gallery,
137 E. Main Street (Railroad Street), Midway, KY United States
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First Friday, Kennydid Gallery, Midway Kentucky. 5:30 pm til 8:30 pm The featured photographic artist is Equine Photographer McKenzie J Arnold. Music by Chris Bowling. Hors d’Oeuvres.

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