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December 2014

Theatre: The Smack Off: A Christmas Reality Show, Guignol Theatre

December 19 - 21
UK Guignol Theatre,
465 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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Friday, December 19th  7-9 pm Saturday, December 20th 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm Sunday, December 21st 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm “The REP theatre troupe presents  an evening of laughter and holiday fun . The Billy’s and the Bobbie’s are back competing for a record contract, a tour of 72 state fairs, and the coveted Christmas Crown . A colorful and delightful show with over seventy dancers and singers – including a former Miss Kentucky, Jenna Day, and Steve Zahn.”  

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Ballet: 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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January 2015

Opening Reception: “Dwellings,” Transy’s Morlan Gallery

January 14, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Morlan Gallery, Mitchell Fine Arts Center,
Lexington, KY United States
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“Dwellings: Contemplating Home, House, and Neighborhood Texas artist Libby Rowe deconstructs notions of home, house, and neighborhood in this one-person exhibition that features photography and sculpture. In three major works, “Inside/Out,” “(sub)Divison,” and “Dwell,” Rowe cleverly casts a fresh gaze on the façade-like quality of the American home, questions the success of the urban subdivision, and considers the philosophical meaning of dwellings.”

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Gallery Hop, Downtown Lexington

January 16, 2015 @ 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: Artist Talk: Libby Rowe, Morlan Gallery

January 20, 2015 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Morlan Gallery, Mitchell Fine Arts Center,
Lexington, KY United States
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Libby Rowe will speak at Transylvania’s Morlan Gallery on Tuesday, January 20, from 12:30 until 1:15. “Rowe holds a Master of Fine Arts with an emphasis in photography from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography from the University of Northern Iowa. Her work addresses issues of identity and belonging.”

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ART Lexington Tattoo Project Gallery Opening, UK Art Museum

January 24, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UK Art Museum,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY United States
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“The Lexington Tattoo Project is a collaboration between artists Kremena Todorova and Kurt Gohde, and poet Bianca Spriggs, whose poem The ____of the Universe: A Love Story inspired numerous residents to have their bodies tattooed with suggestive fragments of text, punctuation marks, and small design elements. A celebration of pride and place, the project has been documented by a thoughtful website, video, and a hardcover book. Now for the first time, the photographs of participants are exhibited as a gallery exhibition, spreading…

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Same Difference Gallery Opening, UK Art Museum

January 24, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UK Art Museum,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY United States
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“The three artists in this exhibition each use strategies of theme and variation, producing a range of painted and sculpted elements that are stacked, clustered, and installed in unique ways. Their works reference domestic and decorative traditions, manufacturing and labor, and the female body as a repository of lived experiences. image credit: RUSSELL MALTZ, S.P./ACCU-FLO #113, acrylic on plywood, steel, courtesy the artist”

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Dance: KCT Winterfest: “Cabaret”, The Grand Reserve

January 26, 2015 - January 30, 2015
The Grand Reserve,
903 Manchester St., Lexington, KY United States
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The Blackbird Dance Theatre will perform Cabaret Monday, January 26, through Friday January 30. Each performance will take place at 8 pm, with doors opening at 7 pm. “Audiences have been mesmerized by Blackbird Dance Theatre’s use of storytelling, live music, and unconventional dance techniques such as stage combat and aerial silks. This  collaboration promises a fresh take on Kander & Ebb’s celebrated musical, Cabaret. Lexington’s very own  event space, The Grand Reserve, will be transformed into the Kit Kat…

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Dance: Paul Taylor Dance Company, Centre College

January 27, 2015 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Norton Center for the Arts,
600 West Walnut Street, Danville, KY 40422 United States
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The Paul Taylor Dance company will perform American Dreamer on Tuesday, January 27, at 7:30 pm. “Another nod to Kentucky will come in the form of the Paul Taylor Dance Company in January 2015. This troupe, Taylor’s primary company, celebrates its 60th season this year, and their Newlin Hall performance will feature the Kentucky premiere of American Dreamer, a brand new work set to the music of Kentucky’s own Stephen Foster. A direct disciple of the Martha Graham dance lineage,…

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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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