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April 2016

SCAPA: The Music Man, Lexington Opera House

April 28 - April 30
Lexington Opera House,
401 W. Short St.
Lexington, KY 40507 United States

SCAPA presents The Music Man at the Lexington Opera House April 28 – 30. April 28: 7 pm April 29: 8 pm April 30: 2 pm & 8 pm

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Tommy Davidson, Comedy Off Broadway

April 28 - May 1
Comedy Off Broadway,
161 Lexington Green Circle
Lexington, KY 40503 United States

Tommy Davidson is at Comedy Off Broadway April 28 – May 1. Thursday, April 28: 7:15 pm Friday, April 29: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm Saturday, April 30: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm Sunday, May 1: 7:15 pm

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AthensWest Theatre: Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge, Downtown Arts Center

April 28 - May 1
Downtown Arts Center,
141 Main St.
Lexington, KY 40507 United States

AthensWest present Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge at the Downtown Arts Center April 28 – May 1. Thursday, April 28: 8 pm Friday, April 29: 8 pm Saturday, April 30: 8 pm Sunday, May 1: 2 pm “Music & Lyrics by Peter Mills Adapted from J.M. Synge’s Playboy of the Western World by Peter Mills and Cara Reichel Directed by Margo Buchanan Headstrong young Maggie runs the general store in a small Appalachian town, no thanks to her moonshining father. When…

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Rolex Three-Day Event, Kentucky Horse Park

April 28 - May 1
Kentucky Horse Park,
4089 Iron Works Pike
Lexington, KY United States
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“The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event returns to Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, April 28-May 1. The field includes dozens of riders from countries all over the world. “Rolex Kentucky is one of only six Four-Star Three-Day Events in the world and the only one in the Western Hemisphere. It is a part of the FEI Classics Series, which unites the top four-star international Eventing competitions from around the world. The Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event offers something for everyone: equestrian competitors, tailgating, music, shopping,…

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Derby Festival Marathon, Louisville

April 30 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am

The Derby Festival Marathon is in Louisville on Saturday, April 30 at 7:30 am. The largest annual day of road racing in Kentucky will be capped at 18,000 participants.

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Party for the Planet, Arboretum

April 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Arboretum,
Lexington, KY United States

Party for the Planet at 10 am on April 30 at the Arboretum. Celebrating 25 years of Arbor Day the event starts with the proclamation of Arbor Day and continues through noon with special events and exhibitions.

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International Jazz Day Performance, Farish Theatre

April 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507 United States

The Jazz Arts Foundation presents an International Jazz Day performance at the Farish Theatre on Saturday, April 30 at 3 pm.

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Concert: Hunter Hayes, Kentucky Horse Park

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kentucky Horse Park,
4089 Iron Works Pike
Lexington, KY United States

Hunter Hayes performs at the Kentucky Horse Park on Saturday, April 30, during the Rolex Three-Day Event. “Hayes, a 5-time GRAMMY nominee whose hits include his most recent single “21” and the No. 1 “Wanted,” “Somebody’s Heartbreak” and “I Want Crazy,” will perform at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington after the completion of the Cross-Country phase on Saturday, April 30.  Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. and the first act will go on at 6:00 p.m.…

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Hal Holbrook’s Mark Twain Tonight, EKU

April 30 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
EKU Center for the Arts,
521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Hal Holbrook’s Mark Twain Tonight! at the EKU Center for the Arts on April 30 at 7:30 pm. Holbrook premiered Mark Twain Tonight! on Broadway when he was 41. Now celebrating his 91st birthday season, he keeps the performance topical by selecting passages from Twain’s works relevant to today’s current events and continuing to amaze audiences with their relevancy today.

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Amy Schumer, Rupp Arena

April 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 W Vine St
Lexington, KY 40507 United States

Amy Schumer is at Rupp Arena on April 30 at 8 pm. “Amy is the creator, star, writer and executive producer of the award winningInside Amy Schumer, the popular Comedy Central television series which premiered in April 2013 to the network’s highest season premiere ratings of that year. The show, which is currently in production on Season 4, and recently picked up for a fifth season by Comedy Central, will be returning on April 21st, 2016. Inside Amy Schumer recently…

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May 2016

Music: CKYO Spring Concert, UK Singletary Center

May 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UK Singletary Center,
405 Rose Street
Lexington, KY 40506 United States

The Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra Spring Concert is at the UK Singletary Center on Sunday, May 1 at 7 pm.

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Concert: Alejandro Escovedo, Willie’s

May 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Willie’s on Southland,
286 Southland Drive
Lexington, United States

Alejandro Escovedo plays at Willie’s Locally Known at 8 pm on Sunday, May 1. “It is a journey that has taken him from Texas to California to New York and back again to Texas, encompassing a breadth of music as varied as the many bands he was part of before embarking on a solo career. In the 1970s, he surfaced on San Francisco’s no-holds-barred punk scene centered around the Mabuhay Gardens in North Beach, a guitarist in the Nuns; Rank…

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Rock & Roots Movie Series: Muscle Shoals, Kentucky Theatre

May 2 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Kentucky Theatre,
Main Street
Lexington, KY United States

WUKY Rock & Roots Movie Series presents Muscle Shoals (2013 Documentary) at the Kentucky Theatre on Monday, May 2 at 7:15 pm.

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Blue Man Group, EKU

May 3 - May 4
EKU Center for the Arts,
1 Hall Drive
Richmond, KY 40475 United States

The Blue Man Group comedy, theater, rock concert, and dance party is at the EKU Center for the Arts on May 3 at 7:30 pm and May 4 at 7:30 pm.

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Art: Discovering the New Speed Art Museum, Farish Theatre

May 3 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507 United States

The Farish Theatre hosts Getting up to Speed, a talk detailing the galleries in the new Speed Art Museum in Louisville at 11 am on May 3. “Art Connects 2016 Spring Talk and Tour is a two-part series. First, explore key works for the newly installed galleries, pass through time and space on a journey that begins in the Classical world and concludes with the art of today, and then travel the following week to the Speed Art Museum in…

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Speak: Black Women in the South, Carnegie Center

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carnegie Center,
251 West 2nd Street
Lexington, KY 40507 United States

On May 3, the Carnegie Center hosts authors Nikky Finney, Dr. Nazera Wright, Crystal Wilkinson, and Bianca Spriggs as they discuss Black Women in the South. “In July 2015, Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old Black woman was found dead in her jail cell after being arrested following an altercation with a state trooper. Police called it suicide, but protesters around the country charged that it was a case of racially-charged violence. Less than a year later, a 21-year-old black woman—a student…

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Music: Will Solomon Record Release Show, Downtown Arts Center

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Downtown Arts Center,
141 Main St.
Lexington, KY 40507 United States

On May 3, Will Solomon hosts a release show for his new record “The Pelican & the Herring” at the Downtown Arts Center at 7 pm. Special guest Josh Nolan will also be there.

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Ball: Legends vs Delmarva, ballpark

May 4 - May 6
Legends Ballpark,
KY United States
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The Lexington Legends host Delmarva on May 4 – 6. Wednesday, May 4: 12:30 pm Thursday, May 5: 7 pm Friday, May 6: 7 pm

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James Gregory, Comedy Off Broadway

May 5 - May 7
Comedy Off Broadway,
161 Lexington Green Circle
Lexington, KY 40503 United States

James Gregory is coming to Comedy Off Broadway from Thursday, May 5 through Saturday, May 7. “Gregory is constantly touring. He’s on the road about three days a week, forty six weeks a year. He continues to entertain sold-out crowds in theaters and comedy clubs and remains in demand for corporate events. James has been the featured entertainer for over 200 corporations, including the Coca Cola Company, Kimberly Clark Corporation, Hewlett Packard and Kroger. James has also been the featured…

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Thursday Night Live: Girls Guns and Glory, Cheapside Pavilion

May 5 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cheapside Pavilion,
Lexington, KY United States

Thursday Night Live: Girls Guns and Glory play at the Cheapside Pavilion at 5 pm on Thursday, May 5.

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Art: Opening Reception for Three New Exhibits, UK Art Museum

May 5 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
UK Art Museum,
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The UK Art Museum hosts an opening reception on Thursday, May 5 at 5:30 pm. The three new exhibits will be: “NATALIE FRANK: The Brothers Grimm”, “LAWRENCE TARPEY: Figures & Foregrounds”, and “RALPH EUGENE MEATYARD & DUANE MICHALS: Camera Drama”. Natalie Frank and Lawrence Tarpey will be in attendance and Frank will sign her exquisite book of drawings based on the infamous Grimm fairy tales.”

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CULT FILM SERIES: ‘Over the Edge,’ Al’s Bar

May 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Al’s Bar,
601 N. Limestone
Lexington, KY United States
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The 2016 Cult Film Series at Al’s Bar is screening Over the Edge on Thursday, May 5 at 8 p.m.

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Dance: Arabella’s Journey, Lexington Opera House

May 6 - May 7
Lexington Opera House,
430 W. Vine St.
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Bluegrass Youth Ballet presents Arabella’s Journey at the Lexington Opera House. Friday, May 6: 7 pm Saturday, May 7: 2 pm “Fabulous Arabella, a famous and wealthy young socialite, embarks upon a journey in 1925 to see the world. Little does she know, her loyal sailor’s unfortunate timing will soon teach her a lesson in simplicity and humbleness.”

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Drink: Oaks Day Festival, Buffalo Trace

May 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Buffalo Trace Distillery,
113 Great Buffalo Trace
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States

Buffalo Trace hosts the 2016 Oaks Day Festival from 9 am – 4:30 pm on May 6. Experience Derby weekend with another Kentucky tradition: bourbon: There will be live festive Bluegrass music, bourbon ice cream made with Buffalo Trace, and more.

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Night Market, 700 Bryan Ave

May 6 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The May Night Market is on the 700-block of Bryan Ave on Friday, May 6 at 6 pm.

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Concert: Saliva and Drowning Pool, Manchester Music Hall

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Manchester Music Hall,
899 Manchester Road
Lexington, KY 40508

Saliva and Drowning Pool play live at Manchester Music Hall on Friday, May 6 at 7 pm.

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Eat: Original Makers Club Derby Party, 21c

May 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
21c Museum Hotel,
167 W Main St
Lexington, 40507 United States

21c Museum hotel hosts Down the Rabbit Hole: an Original Makers Club Derby Part on Friday, May 6 at 8 pm. There will be an open bar, live artful entertainment, drinks by Woodford Reserve, passed hors d’oeuvres by Lockbox, and more.

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Drink: Derby Eve Lexington, Pepper Distillery Warehouse

May 6 @ 8:00 pm
Pepper Distillery Warehouse “Rickhouse”,
1170 Manchester Street
Lexington, KY 40504 United States

Derby Eve Lexington Party on May 6 from 8 pm – 2 am at the Pepper Distillery Warehouse “Rickhouse” (1170 Manchester Street) in the Distillery District. “Guests will be serenaded by Lexingtonians Bob and Jeff as they walk the 24 foot Red Carpet sipping tastes of signature drinks by Four Roses Bourbon or Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Photos will be captured by media and volunteers will be on hand to assist guests with photos on their phones. Dance until 2 am–…

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Art: Mayfest Arts Fair, Gratz Park & Transy

May 7 - May 8
Gratz Park,
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Lexington’s 2016 Mayfest Arts Fair is May 7 – 8 at Gratz Park and Transylvania University. Mayfest celebrates the literary, visual, and performing arts. There will be artist vendors, including young artists, as well as farmers market vendors. Saturday, May 7: 10 am – 6 pm Sunday, May 8: 11 am – 5 pm

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Lexington Singers Spring Concert, Tates Creek Presbyterian

May 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tates Creek Presbyterian,
3900 Rapid Run Drive
Lexington, KY 40515 United States

The Lexington Singers present the four LSCC choirs Spring Concert at Tates Creek Presbyterian Church at 3 pm on May 7. “The four LSCC choirs and new Orff ensemble combine to celebrate another season in the year ending Spring Concert. Come see the kids show off their talents and their hard work.”  

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Gigs: Vandaveer, The Raven House Show

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Raven House Show,
3229 Raven Circle
Lexington, KY 40502 United States

Vandaveer at the Raven House Living Room at 7 pm on Saturday, May 7.

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Lexington Chamber Orchestra: Schubert’s Fifth, Tates Creek Presbyterian

May 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tates Creek Presbyterian,
Tates Creek Road
Lexington, KY United States

Lexington Chamber Orchestra: Schubert’s Fifth at Tates Creek Presbyterian Church on Saturday, May 7 at 7:30 pm. The last concert of the regular season features Dr. Jason Dovel joining for the Hummel Trumpet Concerto. There is also new music written for the orchestra.

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Food: Brunch and Bibelots, Headley-Whitney Museum

May 8 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Headley Whitney Museum,
4435 Old Frankfort Pike
Lexington, KY 40510 United States
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A Lexington post-Derby Tradition, the annual Brunch & Bibelots is at the Headley-Whitney Museum from 11 am – 2 pm on Sunday, May 8. It’s the Headley Whitney Museum’s largest annual fundraiser. The brunch occurs on the Sunday following Derby Saturday each year. To request a mailed invitation, call 859-255-6653.

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Concert: R. Kelly, Yum Center (Louisville)

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
KFC Yum Center,
Louisville, KY United States

R. Kelly is at the Yum Center in Louisville at 7 pm on Sunday, May 8.

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Woodsongs: James Hunter, Lyric Theatre

May 9 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Lyric Theater,
KY United States

James Hunter and Liz Vice are at the Lyric Theatre for Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour on Monday, May 9 at 6:45 pm. “JAMES HUNTER burst onto the scene 10 years ago topping the Billboard Blues chart, earning a Grammy-nomination, and attracting universal acclaim from critics and his fans—including Van Morrison, Sharon Jones, and Allen Toussaint. Over the last decade, he’s toured extensively around the world and steadily growing a dedicated audience. Now Hunter is back with his fourth album, Hold On! marking his debut…

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Rock & Roots Movie Series: Wattstax, Kentucky Theatre

May 9 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Kentucky Theatre,
Main Street
Lexington, KY United States

WUKY Rock & Roots Movie Series presents Wattstax (1973 Documentary) at the Kentucky Theatre on Monday, May 9 at 7:15 pm.

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Theatre: SCAPA’s The Good Doctor, Farish Theatre

May 10 - May 11
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507 United States

SCAPA presents The Good Doctor at 7 pm on Tuesday, May 10 and Wednesday, May 11 at the Farish Theatre at the Central Library.

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Concert: Silversun Pickups and Foals, Bogart’s (Cincinnati)

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bogart’s,
2621 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45219 United States

Silversun Pickups and Foals play live at Bogart’s (Cincinnati) at 7 pm on Tuesday, May 10.

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Josh Sneed, Comedy Off Broadway

May 11 - May 14
Comedy Off Broadway,
161 Lexington Green Circle
Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Josh Sneed is at Comedy Off Broadway from Wednesday, May 11 through Saturday, May 14. “In 2008, Josh finished 2nd out of 100 of Comedy Central’s top comedians in the Annual Stand-up Showdown, earning him a deal to record a new album on Comedy Central Records.  That album was released on Sept. 30, 2008 and was given rave reviews.  iTunes selected it as one of the Top 10 comedy albums released last year.  In 2006, Josh filmed a 30-minute special,…

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Theatre: Studio Players: Out of Order, Carriage House Theatre

May 12 - May 15
Carriage House Theatre,
154 West Bell Ct
Lexington, KY 40555 United States

Studio Players presents Out of Order by Ray Cooney, directed by Timothy J. Hull on May 12 – 15. Thursday, May 12: 8 pm Friday, May 13: 8 pm Saturday, May 14: 8 pm Sunday, May 15: 2:30 pm “A Member of Parliament, partially dressed, is caught in a London hotel room with the Prime Minister’s secretary (equally partially dressed). Along with a body trapped in a defective window. And that’s just the beginning… Winner of the 1991 Olivier Award…

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Thursday Night Live: Lauren Mink, Cheapside Pavilion

May 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cheapside Pavilion,
Lexington, KY United States

Thursday Night Live: Lauren Mink plays at the Cheapside Pavilion at 5 pm on Thursday, May 12.

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Music: Big Band Showcase, UK Singletary Center

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UK Singletary Center,
405 Rose Street
Lexington, KY 40506 United States

Big Band Showcase at the UK Singletary Center at 7 pm on Thursday, May 12.

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Jazz: Live at the Library, Farish Theatre

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main Street
Lexington, KY 40507 United States

Jazz Live at the Library hosts its monthly session at 7 pm at the Farish Theatre on Thursday, May 12.

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Film: Lunafest Lexington, Kentucky Theatre

May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kentucky Theatre,
Main Street
Lexington, KY United States
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The Lunafest Lexington short film festival is at the Kentucky Theatre on Thursday, May 12 starting at 7 pm. “LUNAFEST is a national festival of short films by, for and about women. And it’s coming to Lexington again this year. Lunafest is brought to you by Luna, the makers of the nutrition bar for women. The evening benefits survivors of intimate partner abuse and breast cancer, with 85% of proceeds supporting services provided by GreenHouse17 and 15% of proceeds benefiting the…

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Concert: Lee Brice, EKU

May 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive
Richmond, KY 40475 United States

Lee Brice plays live at EKU Center for the Arts on May 12 at 7:30 pm. “While Brice is now known as reliable chart-topping Nashville hit-maker whose 2014 performance on the Academy of Country Music telecast — where he picked up the trophy for “Song of the Year”— “stole the show” (USA Today), there was a time when he was only recognized for his work behind the scenes.”

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Bluegrass Opera: DayTraders, Downtown Arts Center

May 13 - May 15
Downtown Arts Center,
141 Main St.
Lexington, KY 40507 United States

Bluegrass Opera presents DayTraders at the Downtown Arts Center, May 13 – 15. Friday, May 13: 7:30 pm Saturday, May 14: 7:30 pm Sunday, May 15: 2 pm “DayTraders is a new musical by Lorne Dechtenberg about a handful of investors who spend hours in the same room each day, but who don’t get to know each other until events inside (and outside) the trading office lead them to interact in ways they never had before. When the stock market…

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Dance: Kiddie Kapers & Company Spring Recital, Lexington Opera House

May 13 - May 14
Lexington Opera House,
430 W. Vine St.
Lexington, KY 40507 United States

The Kiddie Kapers & Company Spring Recital presented by the Lexington Division of Parks & Rec is on May 13 – 14 at the Lexington Opera House. May 13: 7 pm May 14: 2 pm and 7 pm “The Kiddie Kapers & Company dance program offers instruction in ballet, tap, jazz, tumbling and dance team for youth ages 3–18. The twenty two-week session began in September and will conclude in the spring with a recital May 13th-14th at the Lexington…

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Fundraiser: Purses, Pouts, and Pearls, Carrick House

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carrick House,
312 North Limestone
Lexington, KY United States
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The American Cancer Society’s Purses, Pouts, and Pearls fundraiser will be at the Carrick House at 6 pm on Friday, May 13. “Gather up the girls and join for an entertaining evening out with women featuring food, cocktails, a silent auction, and PURSE BINGO. 5:00 – 6:00 P.M., VIP Party 6:00 – 9:00 P.M., General Admission Funds raised will benefit the American Cancer Society to help Central Kentucky Stay Well, Get Well, Find Cures, and Fight Back. For more information…

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Drink: Lexington Craft Beer Week Kickoff Game, Legends ballpark

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Legends Ballpark,
KY United States
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The Lexington Legends host Charleston at 6 pm at Legends ballpark for the Kickoff game of Lexington Craft Beer Week. Featuring specialty beer from all the local breweries. Representatives from each of the breweries will be on-hand to talk about their beers.

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LexPhil: Beethoven 5, UK Singletary Center

May 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
UK Singletary Center,
405 Rose Street
Lexington, KY 40506 United States

The Lexington Philharmonic presents Beethoven 5 at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts at 7:30 pm on May 13. “JOHN ADAMS, Lollapalooza GUILMANT, Organ Symphony No.1 Paul Jacobs, organ BEETHOVEN, Symphony No.5 LexPhil pulls out all the stops for the final concert of the season with Beethoven’s magnum opus, Symphony No. 5. Presented with John Adam’s buoyant Lollapalooza and Guilmant’s majestic Organ Symphony No.1 with renowned organist Paul Jacobs, Beethoven 5 is the close to LexPhil’s 2015-2016 season.”

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