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December 2014

Ballet: The Nutcracker, Lexington Opera House

December 12 - 14
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Lexington Ballet presents The Nutcracker. “A perennial holiday favorite returns to the Lexington Opera House in an enchanting production that will be treasured by every member of the family. Presented by Lexington Ballet Company and set to the timeless music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker tells the delightful story of a little girl named Clara who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. She encounters the frightful rat king before embarking on a journey through the Land of…

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Art: eat.drink.ART21, Natasha’s

December 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Natasha’s Bistro and Bar,
112 Esplinade, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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On Monday, December 8th, Natasha’s will host an evening of dining, art, and discussion on the recent PBS series, ART21. Reservations are suggested.

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Art: Holiday Revels Opening Reception, MS Rezny

December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MS Rezny Gallery,
903 Manchester Street, Lexington, KY United States
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December 7 at 2 pm, MS Rezny hosts the Holiday Revels Opening Reception, featuring a number of local artists.

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Art: Holiday Stars Tour, UK Art Museum

December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UK Art Museum,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY United States
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On Sunday, December 7th the UK Art Museum will host a family program with activities for children of all ages, as well as a tour of the season-inspired collection.

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Event: Distillery District Open House, Manchester Street

December 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lexington Distillery District,
899 Manchester Street, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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The Lexington Distillery District will hold an open house on Sunday, December 7, from 2 pm to 4 pm. East to West Manchester Street will be filled with shops, art, and drinks to kick off the Holidays Kentucky-style.

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Black Friday Art Sale, Lexington Art League

December 5 - 6
Lexington Art League,
209 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY 40505 United States
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“LAL’s Black Friday art sale gives the public a chance to skip the chaos of the mall and the mass production of manufacturing by providing a one-stop shop for all holiday shopping needs. Artists set up pop-up shops inside LAL’s Loudoun House, and the best part? Everything is $50 or less! This year we are excited to be partnering with NoLi CDC’s Night Market! Scheduled for Friday, December 5th, the Night Market will be located in Castlewood Park, right in front of…

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November 2014

DANCE: 1001 Nights, DAC

November 23 @ 7:00 pm
Downtown Arts Center,
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Mecca presents its 3rd Annual 1001 Nights performance. Please join Mecca Studio dancers, Rakadu, and special guests: Aminata Cairo, March Madness Marching Band, Anaya Belly Dance, SuperKate Slepicka, Alyssum Pohl, Artist, Tripp Bratton, Julie Edwards, Jules Downum, and  Mira Betz for an inspiring evening of belly dance, performance art, ritual, music and more! Doors at 6pm Show at 7pm

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Art: Improbable Baubles Reception, Headley-Whitney Museum

November 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Headley-Whitney Museum,
4435 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY 40510 United States
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“Improbable Baubles is an art program designed to give public and private school children from the region an opportunity to create, perform and respond to art. Students learn the history of Headley-Whitney Museum founder George Headley, his artwork and bibelots, and his significance to Kentucky, and then create their own works of art (faux bibelots), democratically choosing pieces by their own peers to be displayed at the Headley-Whitney Museum.”

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Art: ‘Totems, Tales, and Toons’ Reception, MS Rezny

November 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MS Rezny Gallery,
903 Manchester Street, Lexington, KY United States
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“Artist reception in conjunction with LexArts Gallery Hop. The secret life of the pencil will be revealed through cartoons by Chris Brannock and Kathy Rees Johnson’s paintings will be about people, plants and places that populate the storylines of her life.”

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Lexington Gallery Hop

November 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The LexArts Gallery Hop is on Friday, November 21. 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: Thirty Plus, New Editions Gallery

November 21 @ 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 hosts Thirty Plus, featuring a number of local and national artists, on November 21 at 5 pm.

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Art: James Shambhu Opening, Tribeca Trunk

November 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tribeca Trunk,
116 Old Lafayette Avenue, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Gallery opening at Tribeca Trunk: Working Hard to Remain Still by James Shambhu. Figurative mixed media works on plaster and paper.

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Ballet: Great Russian Nutcracker, UK Singletary Center

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UK Singletary Center for the Arts,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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The Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts Concert Hall on Tuesday, November 18 at 7 pm. “Moscow Ballet’s spectacular Great Russian Nutcracker… Celebrate the beloved Christmas tradition with the whole family as 40 world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life. The New York Times raves “Knock Out!” Experience Tchaikovsky’s master score this Christmas with the magic of larger than-life-puppets, a growing Christmas Tree and super-sized Matrushka dolls…”

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ART: Opening Reception: David Kenton Kring, The Bread Box

November 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Bread Box,
501 West Sixth Street, Lexington, KY United States
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Ceramic artist David Kenton Kring will showcase his sculpting style at the Bread Box.

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Art: Interstruct @ Night Market Opening Reception, NoLi

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pope Villa,
326 Grosvenor Avenue, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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“Night Market guests will be the first to experience two more Interstruct installations within walking distance of the NoLi neighborhood. Chicago-based artist Rebecca Hamlin Green will explore themes of home, nostalgia, history, and identity in This Remains to Be Seen, a mixed-media installation at 128 York Street in the NoLi neighborhood. Tennessee artists Juan Rojo and Cedar Nordbye will question the institutions of marriage and home ownership within the context of evolving American identity in their project Partnership House at 740…

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Art: VOICE: An Open Studio, Latitude

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Latitude Artist Community,
948 Manchester Street, Lexington, KY United States
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Latitude will host an open studio with music, food, drinks, and art by the Latitude artist ensemble.

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Lecture: Marvin Heiferman, Worsham Theatre

November 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
UK Worsham Theatre,
404 S. Limestone St, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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On November 7 at 4 pm, Marvin Heiferman presents a Robert C. May Photography Endowment Lecture. “Marvin Heiferman is a curator and writer who has organized numerous exhibitions for institutions including the New Museum, International Center for Photography, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Smithsonian Institution. He has worked with many artists including Nan Goldin, Robert Mapplethorpe, Richard Prince, Stephen Shore, John Waters, and Garry Winogrand and has contributed texts toArt in America, Artforum, Bomb Magazine, and Art News. Heiferman’s…

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DANCE: Movement Continuum: Down the Rabbit Hole, Downtown Arts Center

November 7 - 9
Downtown Arts Center,
141 Main St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Downtown Arts Center presents the fourth season performance on an adaptation of Alice In Wonderland by Lexington’s contemporary dance company, Movement Continuum. November 7: 7:30 pm November 8: 7:30 pm November 9: 2:30 pm

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Art: Dana Harper Gallery Reception, Rasdall Gallery

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
UK Rasdall Gallery,
404 S. Limestone St., Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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“Stop by the Rasdall Gallery on November 5 at 7 pm to witness the installation work of Dana Harper. This work includes the artistic piece “Bloom Bloom” which incompases beauty and gender topics through bright colors and unique mediums. Harper’s work has been shown all over the Ohio area, and recently was installed in Busters here in Lexington, Kentucky for the Boomslang Music Festival, a celebration of art and sound. Harper’s work will be on display in the gallery until…

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Ballet: Giselle, Lexington Opera House

November 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
Lexington, KY United States
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“Giselle is a beautiful and innocent village girl who dies of a broken heart after discovering the truth about her beau. The peasant boy, Loys, is really Duke Albrecht of Silesia a royal who is caught in an arranged engagement. He naively escapes into peasant life and falls in love with Giselle without understanding the tragic consequences. The Wilis, ghosts of maidens who have died before their wedding, summon Giselle from her grave. Lead by the evil Queen Myrtha, the…

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Art: Iron Pour, Metal Arts Building

November 1 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Metal Arts Building,
672 S. Broadway Rd., Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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There is a week of events to celebrate the UK School of Arts & Visual Studies 21t anniversary of the Metal Arts Program Iron Pour. The week will culminate with the Iron Pour of November 1, from 4 pm until dark.

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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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