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April 2015

Read: Family Guy’s Kirker Butler’s ‘Pretty Ugly’, Morris Book Shop

April 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E. High Street, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Kentucky native and Emmy nominee Kirker Butler has written for Family Guy, The Cleveland Show and The Neighbors, and will sign his debut novel, Pretty Ugly, 4 pm, Morris Book Shop (see interview with Ace Weekly here).  

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Kite Fest, Jacobson Park

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jacobson Park,
Lexington, KY United States
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Kite Fest is at Jacobson Park from 12–4 pm, Saturday, April 18. Celebrate Parks & Recreation’s first major outdoor event of the season as well as National Kite Month.  This colorful event will include face painting, kite making, giant bubbles and special entertainment.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the day or families may pack a lunch and picnic in the park. Info, 859.288-2955.  

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Kids: Kite Fest, Jacobson Park

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jacobson Park,
Lexington, KY United States
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KIDS: Kite Fest, noon to 4 pm, Jacobson Park on Saturday, April 18. Includes face painting, kite making, etc. (OK, not just for kids, ‘cause who doesn’t love kites?!)  

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Fundraiser: Lexington Dream Factory, RJ Corman Hanger

April 18 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
RJ Corman,
Nicholasville, KY United States
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Lexington Dream Factory’s annual fundraiser is at the RJ Corman Hanger at 6:30 pm on Saturday, April 18.

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Gigs: John the Baptist, Best Friend Bar

April 17 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Best Friend Bar,
500 E Euclid Avenue, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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DJ Night: John the Baptist and Brocktologist play at Best Friend Bar at 9 pm on Friday, April 17.

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Gigs: Radio 80, O’Neill’s

April 17 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
O’Neill’s,
2051 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Radio 80 play at O’Neill’s at 9 pm on Friday, April 17.

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Gigs: These Crosstown Rivals, The Green Lantern

April 17 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Green Lantern,
497 W. 3rd St.,, Lexington, 40508 United States
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These Crosstown Rivals and The Colossal Heads play at Green Lantern at 8 pm on Friday, April 17.

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Dress for Success Special Sale, Eastland Shopping Center

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dress for Success,
1301 Winchester Road, Suite 29, Lexington, KY 40505 United States
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There is a special sale at Dress for Success (in Eastland Shopping Center) on April 17 and through the weekend- items donated that could not be used for suiting, 10 am to 5 pm. Dress for Success provides professional attire to economically disadvantaged women preparing for job interviews.  

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Ainadamar: Fountain of Tears, Lexington Opera House

April 17 - 18

On April 17 and April 18, the Lexington Philharmonic and Saykaly Garbulinksa Artist-in-Residence Porgram present.  Aindadamar: Fountain of Tears “Osvaldo Golijov, Ainadamar – Fountain of Tears Semi-staged Spanish language opera with Kentucky Opera Studio Artists, UK Opera Theatre, and additional regional artistic partners Argentinean composer, Osvaldo Golijov’s contemporary Spanish-language concert-opera, Ainadamar – Fountain of Tears comes to life in a semi-staged production at the Lexington Opera House in a first-time collaboration with Kentucky Opera. Golijov’s intense and brilliant musical score highlights tango, Flamenco,…

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Theatre: Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, Farish Theatre

April 17 - 18
Farish Theater,
140 E Main St, Lexington, KY United States
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Balagula Theatre presents Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo at the Farish Theatre. “Rajiv Joseph’s new American play: The lives of two American Marines and an Iraqi translator are forever changed by an encounter with a quick-witted tiger who haunts the streets of war-torn Baghdad attempting to find meaning, forgiveness and redemption amidst the city’s ruins. Tickets available at www.balagula.com.” Friday, April 17: 7 pm Saturday, April 18: 7 pm

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Gigs: The Werks, Cosmic Charlie’s

April 16 @ 10:00 pm
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Avenue, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Werks play at Cosmic Charlie’s at 10 pm on Thursday, April 16.

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Gigs: Desmadrados Soldados de Venturas, Al’s Bar

April 16 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Al’s Bar,
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Desmadrados Soldados de Venturas play at Al’s Bar on Thursday, April 16.

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Gigs: Coyotes in Boxes, The Green Lantern

April 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Green Lantern,
497 W. 3rd St.,, Lexington, 40508 United States
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Coyotes in Boxes and J Marinelli play at The Green Lantern at 8 pm on Thursday, April 16.

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Gigs: Matt Maher, EKU

April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
EKU Center for the Arts,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Matt Maher and I Am They play at the EKU Center for the Arts at 7:30 pm on April 16.

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Beethoven Sonatas Concert, Centre College

April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Norton Center for the Arts,
600 West Walnut Street , Danville, KY 40422 United States
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The Beethoven Sonatas Concert is at Centre College’s Newlin Hall on April 16. “Gregory Partain is an internationally recognized pianist. Professor of Music at Transylvania University, Dr. Partain is a specialist in the music of Beethoven. His performances of Beethoven’s sonatas are noted for their virtuosity, sensitivity, and transcendence.”

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Gigs: UK Jazz Ensemble, Singletary Center

April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Singletary Center,
Lexington, United States
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The UK Jazz Ensemble plays at the Singletary Center for the Arts on April 16, 2015.

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Fundraiser: Dance to Remember, Lyric Theatre

April 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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The Dance to Remember, benefiting Alzheimer’s, is at the Lyric Theatre on Thursday, April 16.

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Film: Switch, Farish Theatre

April 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Earth Day Coalition Film Screening of Switch at the Farish Theatre in the Central Library on April 16. “Earth Day Coalition Film Screening: SWITCH – What will it really take, to transition from oil and coal, to the energies of tomorrow? SWITCH goes where no film has gone before, deep into the world’s most restricted energy sites, to depoliticize competing power sources, make the technical accessible, and discover the truth of our energy future. Test audiences have raved, calling it, ‘The most…

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Speak: Pamela Brown (CNN), UK’s Classroom Building

April 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
UK White Hall Classroom Building,
140 Patterson Drive, Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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“Pamela Brown, CNN justice correspondent, will deliver the 2015 Joe Creason Lecture in Journalism at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, in Room 118 of the White Hall Classroom Building on the University of Kentucky campus. The Creason Lecture is sponsored by the UK School of Journalism and Telecommunications and is free and open to the public. Brown joined CNN in 2013. She covers crime and justice issues, including law enforcement and the Supreme Court. She has also reported on breaking news stories including the…

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Workshop: How Urban Forests Improve Water Quality, Arboretum

April 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Arboretum,
Lexington, KY United States
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The Arboretum Visitor Center hosts a Use of Urban Forests to Improve Water Quality workshop on Thursday, April 16, from 3 – 4 pm. Jesse Dahl will discuss the benefits derived from trees and the role trees play in improving water quality. He will cover the selection of tree species appropriate for Fayette County, proper tree planting, and maintenance techniques.

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Theatre: Hair, Guignol Theatre

April 16 - 18
Guignol Theatre,
465 Rose St, Lexington, KY United States
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UK presents Hair is at the Guignol Theatre April 16-18. Book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado. Music by Galt McDermott. Produced for the Broadway stage by Michael Butler. Originally produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival Theatre. Thursday, April 16: 7:30 pm Friday, April 17: 7:30 pm Saturday, April 18: 7:30 pm

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Gigs: Foxygen and Alex Cameron, Cosmic Charlie’s

April 15 @ 10:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Ave, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Foxygen and Alex Cameron play at Cosmic Charlie’s at 10 pm on Wednesday, April 15.

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Gigs: Four Shillings Short, Natasha’s

April 15 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Natasha’s,
112 Esplanade, Lexington, Kentucky 40507 Select a Country:
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Four Shillings Short play at Natasha’s at 9 pm on Wednesday, April 15.

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Gigs: Coralee and the Townies, Blue Stallion

April 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Blue Stallion Brewing,
610 W. Third Street, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Coralee and the Townies play at Blue Stallion Brewery at 9 pm on Wednesday, April 15.

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Film: Finding Vivian Maier, Farish Theatre

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Movie Night: Finding Vivian Maier at the Farish Theatre at 7 pm. “Documentary Film: FINDING VIVIAN MAIER (2014) A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers.”

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Read: Affrilachian Poets, WT Young Library Auditorium

April 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
William T. Young Library,
401 Hilltop Avenue, Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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“Join SAB’s Multicultural Affairs Committee in enjoying exciting and culturally immersive poetry readings by the Affrilachian Poets on April 15 at 6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the William T. Young Library. The Affrilachian Poets, a group of talented poets, was created by Danville native and UK faculty, Frank X. Walker. There will be presentation from five of the poets and they will share their colorful personal history of being a minority in the Appalachian area and how their identity…

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Tour: Death, Mourning, and Mrs. Lincoln, Mary Todd Lincoln House

April 15 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mary Todd Lincoln House,
578 W. Main Street, Lexington, KY United States
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Death, Mourning, and Mrs. Lincoln Tour at the Mary Todd Lincoln House. Tours start at 5 pm and 6 pm.

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Comedy: Brooks Wheelan, Comedy Off Broadway

April 15 - 18
Comedy Off Broadway,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Brooks Wheelan performs at Comedy Off Broadway at the following dates and times: Wednesday, April 15: 7:15 pm Thursday, April 16: 7:15 pm Friday, April 17: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm Saturday, April 18: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm

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Gigs: Bronze Radio Return | Swear and Shake, Cosmic Charlie’s

April 14 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Ave, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Bronze Radio Return play at Cosmic Charlie’s, along with Swear and Shake. Tuesday, April 14 at 10 pm.

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Gigs: Gangstagrass, Natasha’s

April 14 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Natasha’s,
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Gangstagrass play at Natasha’s on Tuesday, April 14 at 9 pm.

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Speak: David Sedaris, EKU

April 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
EKU Center for the Arts,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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David Sedaris speaks at the EKU Center for the Arts on April 14, 2015. “With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris comes to the EKU Center riding a wave of success borne on his most recent collection of essays, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls. The author of the bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and When You Are Engulfed in Flames presents a one-night-only event featuring new readings of his work and a book signing.”

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Take Back the Night, Courthouse Plaza

April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Courthouse Plaza,
Lexington, KY United States
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“Take Back the Night is an annual event to raise a unified community voice in solidarity with survivors of violence and illuminate Lexington. Our efforts culminate in a physical demonstration of reclaiming the darkness and insecurity of the night with a march and rally on April 14th. 7:00 p.m. marches begin from Patterson Office Tower or Gratz Park7:30 p.m. rally at Courthouse Plaza in downtown Lexington”

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Books: Iroquois Hunt: A Bluegrass Foxhunting Tradition, Keeneland

April 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Keeneland,
Versailles Road, Lexington, KY United States
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There is Library Lecture Series event at Keeneland on Tuesday, April 14. “Glenye and Christopher Oakford of Lexington will discuss their book, Iroquois Hunt: A Bluegrass Foxhunting Tradition. The Iroquois Hunt Club, founded in 1990, has had many noteable members with ties to the Thoroughbred industry, the development of Lexington and major U.S. events. A reception and book-signing with the couple follow the presentation.”  

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Film: Symphony of the Soil, Farish Theatre

April 14 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Good Foods Film Series presents Symphony of the Soil at the Farish Theatre at the Central Library on April 14, 2015.

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Books: Maryjean Wall’s ‘Madam Belle’, McConnell Springs

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
McConnell Springs,
416 Rebmann Ln, Lexington, KY United States
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McConnell Spring presents an Author Series event on April 14, 2015. The McConnell Springs Author & Speaker Series present Maryjean Wall and Justin Lloyd. Wall reads and discusses Madam Belle: Sex, Money, and Influence in a Southern Brothel. Lloyd reads and discusses The Importance of Being Ernest: The Life of Actor Jim Varney. For more information and directions, call 859.225.4073. The Author Series is sponsored by The Friends of McConnell Spring and Lexington Parks & Recreation.

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Thursday Night Live: Chris Campbell Band, Cheapside Pavilion

April 14 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cheapside Pavilion,
251 W Main St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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In 2015, the Downtown Lexington Corporation presents the 20th Season of Thursday Night Live at the Cheapside Pavilion, every Thursday from 4:30 pm to 9 pm. On May 14, Chris Campbell Band plays at TNL.

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Home/Garden: Edible Gardening, Arboretum

April 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Arboretum,
Lexington, KY United States
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The Arboretum Visitor Center hosts an Edible Gardening class on Tuesday, April 14, from 4 – 5:30 pm .Jesse Dahl will demonstrate the use of edible plants in the display beds at The Arboretum and explore how vegetables are moving into flower beds. Information about how to grow vegetables in your own garden and flower beds will be provided as well as ideas for gardeners of all levels of experience. Participants will take home a variety of vegetable transplants for…

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David Sedaris, EKU

April 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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David Sedaris will be performing at EKU on Tuesday April 14 at 7:30 pm.

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Gigs: Shana Falana and Cherry Crush, Al’s Bar

April 13 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Al’s Bar,
601 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY United States
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Shana Falana, Cherry Crush, and Wol & Weeps play at Al’s Bar at 9 pm on April 13, 2015.

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Gigs: Jordan-Morgan Lansdowne, Natasha’s

April 13 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Natasha’s,
112 Esplanade, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Jordan-Morgan Lansdowne plays at Natasha’s on Monday, April 13 at 9 pm.

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Woodsongs: Martin Sexton, Lyric Theatre

April 13 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third Street, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Martin Sexton play at Woodsongs at the Lyric Theatre, along with Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors. The show starts at 6:45 pm on Monday, April 13.

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Gigs: Idiot Glee and TOPS, Al’s Bar

April 12 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Al’s Bar,
601 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY United States
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Idiot Glee and Tops play at Al’s Bar on Sunday, April 12

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Gigs: The Tall Boys, Cosmic Charlie’s

April 12 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Ave, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Sunday Service: The Tall Boys play at Cosmic Charlie’s at 9 pm on Sunday, April 12.

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Gigs: Brokeback and Chris Brokaw, The Green Lantern

April 12 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Green Lantern,
497 W 3rd St, Lexington, KY United States
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Brokeback (feat. Doug McCombs of Tortoise) and Chris Brokaw play at The Green Lantern on Sunday, April 12.

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Gigs: Whiskey Bent Valley, Willie’s

April 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Willie’s,
805 N Broadway Rd, Lexington, KY United States
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Whiskey Bent Valley play at Willie’s on Sunday, April 12.

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Speak: Kentucky’s Present, Arboretum

April 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
UK Arboretum,
Lexington, KY United States
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The Arboretum Visitor Center hosts “Kentucky’s Present” on Sunday, April 12, 1 – 4 pm. The talk includes tours of the Bluegrass region and The Arboretum Woods, to demonstrate problems with invasive species and suggest alternatives using native plants and the best practices for maintenance. Meet at Visitor Center at 1 pm.

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Health: I Know Expo, Lexington Convention Center

April 12 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lexington Convention Center,
430 W. Vine Street, Lexington, KY United States
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i know expo is at the Lexington Convention Center on April 12, 2015, from noon – 5 pm. “The i know expo® is a free event for people of all ages and life stages: living out their golden years; taking care of someone they love; coping with difficult health situations or simply smart enough to know it’s never too early to start planning for the future. The i know expo will empower us with information about the services, resources and support…

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Pilobolus, EKU

April 11 @ 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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Comedy: Bill Engvall, Norton Center

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Norton Center for the Arts,
600 West Walnut Street , Danville, KY 40422 United States
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Bill Engvall performs at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts on April 11 at 7 pm and again at 9:30 pm. “American Comedy Award winner for “Best Male Stand-up Comedian” and beloved contestant on the most recent season of Dancing with the Stars, Bill Engvall is a true show-business star.  He starred in and executive produced his own self-titled sitcom for TBS, which ran for three seasons, and starred in the NBC series, The Jeff Foxworthy Show, where he played Jeff’s…

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Theatre: Celebrity Curtain Call: ‘Oz’, LCT

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lexington Children’s Theatre,
418 W. Short St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The 7th Annual Celebrity Curtain Call at the Lexington Children’s Theatre is on Saturday, April 11 at 7 pm. “Follow the yellow brick road on Saturday, April 11th to Lexington Children’s Theatre’s 7th Annual Celebrity Curtain Call as we explore the wonderful world of Oz. Come join local business leaders, civic advocates, and celebrities as they bring L. Frank Baum’s classic to life on the LCT Main Stage! Lexington Children’s Theatre (LCT) is a fully professional, non-profit organization dedicated to the intellectual and…

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