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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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November 2014

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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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: 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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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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Art: Interstruct @ Night Market Opening Reception, Pope Villa

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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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: ‘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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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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December 2014

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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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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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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Baller: The Nutcracker, Lexington Opera House

December 19 - 21
Lexington Opera House,
Lexington, KY 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 Snow…

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Ballet: The Night Before Christmas, Lexington Opera House

December 27 - 28
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Kentucky Ballet Theatre presents The Night Before Christmas at the Lexington Opera House. ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, the family was dancing. Who’s hiding? A mouse! Kentucky Ballet Theatre presents this original holiday treat for the whole family. Santa and his reindeer arrive, but an unexpected twist leads to the question: Who will save Christmas?” Saturday, December 27: 2 pm & 8 pm Sunday, December 28: 2 pm

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February 2015

Kodo, EKU

February 28, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Performing on the larger-than-life taiko drum, the Kodo drummers reinterpret traditional Japanese arts with astounding energy and athleticism. Performing at the EKU Center for the Arts on Saturday February 28 at 7:30 pm.

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March 2015

Dance SCAPA, Lexington Opera House

March 20, 2015 - March 21, 2015
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Friends of the Arts School and SCAPA present Dance SCAPA at the Lexington Opera House on March 20-21. “This lively show begins with a lecture demonstration of dance forms and quickly flows into choreography created with the core curriculum guidelines in mind. Our goal is to help every student develop an understanding and appreciation for the art of dance. Tap, ballet, modern and jazz are just of a few of the styles performed by our students. Question and answer session available after each performance.” Friday, March…

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Ballet: Beauty and the Beast, Lexington Opera House

March 28, 2015 - March 29, 2015
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Kentucky Ballet Theatre presents Beauty and the Beast at the Lexington Opera House on March 28-29. “Beauty, a young girl pure of heart, whose father is accosted by a mysterious Beast after picking roses from the Beast’s beloved garden. To save her father, Beauty offers herself in exchange for his freedom, and begins a journey of love and transformation for both herself and the Beast. Please note, this is not a touring production; events will be performed by the Kentucky Ballet Theatre.” Saturday,…

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April 2015

Ballet: Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lexington Opera House

April 11, 2015
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Lexington Ballet presents Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Lexington Opera House on April 11. The two shows start at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. “Midsummer Nights Dream is the grand finale to Lexington Ballet Company’s 40th Anniversary season. Shakespeare’s comedy will delight the whole family with the forest antics of fairies and lovers. Mischief and magic abound, lead by Puck, the merry wanderer of the night.” April 11: 2 pm and 7:30 pm

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Pilobolus, EKU

April 11, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Pilobolus will perform at the EKU Center for the Arts on Saturday April 11 at 7:30 pm.

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May 2015

Ballet: Cinderella, Lexington Opera House

May 30, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Lexington Opera House,
401 W. Short St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Kentucky Ballet Theatre presents Cinderella at the Lexington Opera House on May 30-31. “The Cinderella ballet is a variation of the original rags-to-riches tale. From scurbbing the kitchen floor, to a pair of glass slippers and the transformation to a beautiful princess. This happily ever after tale, set to Prokofiev’s music, is always a classic.” Saturday, May 30: 2 pm Sunday, May 31: 2 pm

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