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December 2014

Concert: A Ceremony of Carols, Christ Church Cathedral

December 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Christ Church Cathedral,
166 Market Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten with Elaine Cook, harp and the Cathedral Girls Choir: December 22 at Christ Church Cathedral. “A Ceremony of Carols, a 30 minute choral work by Benjamin Britten will be performed by the Christ Church Cathedral Girls Choir accompanied by Elaine Cook, harp. Written for Christmas, the text is drawn from middle English poetry.”

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Gig: The Tall Boys, Cosmic Charlie’s

December 21 @ 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 at Cosmic Charlie’s: December 21 at 9 pm.

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Tomaseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas, UK Singletary Center

December 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
UK Singletary Center,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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“Now in its 17th season, Tomáseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas recreates the joy and innocence of a night before Christmas in a remote farmhouse in the parish of Teampall an Ghleanntáin in the west of Ireland – when the neighboring families gather around the fire to grace the wintry night with the haunting melodies of traditional Irish Christmas carols, to raise the rafters with the joy of music, to knock sparks off the flagstone floor with traditional dances, and to…

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A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Good Shepherd Church

December 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Church of the Good Shepherd,
533 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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On December 21, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church hosts A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, performed by Church of the Good Shepherd Choirs and directed by John Linker.

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Dave Chappelle, Louisville Palace

December 20 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Louisville Palace,
625 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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Dave Chapelle performs at the Louisville Palace. The first show starts at 7 pm, with a second show starting at 9:30 pm.

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Kids: What Forest Knows, Morris Bookshop

December 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Morris Book Shop,
Lexington, KY United States
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On Saturday, December 20, author George Ella Lyon will meet with readers and sign her new children’s book, What Forest Knows.

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TV: Downton Abbey preview, Kentucky Theatre

December 20 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Theatre,
214 E. Main, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Can’t wait until January to find out what happens next on  Downton Abbey Season 5 (which begins in 2015)? You can get a peek at the new season at one of KET’s free preview events. You’ll see the season premiere, hear behind-the-scenes trivia, and be registered in a prize drawing. The Lexington premiere is December 20, 2014 at the Kentucky Theatre. Doors open at 9 am; show starts at 10 am. Attendance is free but you must pre-register at KET.org.…

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Theatre: Rapunzel, Lexington Children’s Theatre

December 20 - 21
Lexington Children’s Theatre,
418 W. Short St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Rapunzel is at the Lexington Children’s Theatre. December 20: 2 pm & 7 pm December 21: 2 pm

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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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Musical: A Christmas Story, Woodford Theatre

December 19 - 21
Woodford Theatre,
Versailles, KY United States
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Friday, December 19: 8 pm Saturday, December 20: 2 pm and 8 pm Sunday, December 21: 2 pm “Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul Book by Joseph Robinette By now, everyone knows the film A Christmas Story from its annual marathon viewings on television. Some of its memorable lines and images are forever etched into our fondest memories of Christmas: Dad’s hilarious lady leg lamp, Ralphie’s bunny rabbit pajamas. And who can forget the tormenting warning “You’ll shoot your…

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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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Comedy: Charlie Murphy, Comedy Off Broadway

December 18 @ 8:00 am - December 21 @ 5:00 pm
Comedy Off Broadway,
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Charlie Murphy performs at Comedy Off Broadway. Thursday, December 18: 8 pm Friday, December 19: 8 pm & 10:30 pm Saturday, December 20: 8 pm & 10:30 pm Sunday, December 21: 8 pm  

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Straight No Chaser Christmas, EKU

December 17 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Straight No Chaser will be performing a Christmas special at the EKU Center for the Arts on Wednesday December 17 at 7:30 pm.

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Movie: Cold In July, Farish Theater

December 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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On Wednesday, December 17, the Farish Theater will screen Cold In July from 7 pm to 8:45 pm.

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Improv: Life Unscripted: An Evening of Improv & Live theater, Farish Theater

December 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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On Tueday, December 16, at 7 pm, the Farish Theater will host an evening of improv, games, and a performance of “The Firecracker Incident” with live audience participation.

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Improv: Life Unscripted: An Evening of Improv & Live Theater, Farish Theater

December 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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On Monday, December 15, at 7 pm, the Farish Theater will host an evening of improv, games, and a performance of “The Firecracker Incident” with live audience participation.

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MUSIC: Beaumont Middle School Winter Concert, Singletary Center

December 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Singletary Center,
405 Rose St, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Beaumont Middle School presents its’ winter concert on Monday, December 15th at 6 pm.

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Gig: Restless Leg String Band, Cosmic Charlie’s

December 14 @ 10:00 pm
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Avenue, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Sunday Service: Restless Leg String Band at Cosmic Charlie’s: December 14 at 10 pm.

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MUSIC: CKYO Winter Concert, Singletary Center

December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Singletary Center,
Lexington, United States
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The Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra will present its winter concert on Sunday, December 14th at 7:30 pm.

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Alltech Holiday Celebration of Song, Victorian Square

December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Victorian Square,
Lexington, KY United States
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December 14 at 6 pm at Victorian Square (Main St. & Broadway). “An Old Fashioned Celebration of Christmas Carols conducted by Everett McCorvey, featuring vocalists of UK Opera Theatre & the Alltech Opera Scholarship Competition, Victorian Square Orchestra, Lexington Singers Children’s Choir, Alluring Community Handbell Ensemble & tenor Gregory Turay. Free. Sponsored by UK Opera Theatre & Alltech. More info 859-257-9331.”

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Lexington Philharmonic Candy Cane Concert, UK Singletary Center

December 14 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Singletary Center for the Arts,
405 Rose St., Lexington, KY United States
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Lexington Philharmonic Candy Cane Concert: “Holiday Dance Mix”: Sunday, December 14 at 3:30 pm at the UK Singletary Center. Featuring: Bill Meck – Narrator Bluegrass Youth Ballet Mctaggert Dancers Diana Evans Dance (Tap Features) UK Steel Drums and Percussion – James Campbell

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KIDS: Rapunzel, LCT

December 14
Lexington Children’s Theatre,
418 W. Short St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Sunday, December 14 at 2:00 Saturday, December 20 at 2:00 Saturday, December 20 at 7:00 Sunday, December 21 at 2:00

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Concert: Chamber Chorale, Second Presbyterian Church

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Second Presbyterian Church,
460 E. Main St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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On December 13, the Lexington Chamber Chorale presents Before the Marvel of This Night at Second Presbyterian Church. The annual Christmas concert will include a sing-along and be followed by a reception with delicious treats and a raffle. In addition to fresh arrangements of familiar carols from around the world, the Chorale will sing selections from Messiah. Share the Chorale’s traditions and join us for this holiday celebration.

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DRINK: SantaCon Pub Crawl

December 13 @ 4:30 pm
downtown Lexington

21+ year old please. Gifting to random people is encouraged. SantaCon 2014! from the organizers: “A free walking pub crawl filled with naughty carol singing, gifting, laughter, great friends, booze and all kinds of SANTARCHY. Dress up. You don’t have to dress exactly like Santa. In fact, unusual interpretations of Santa-ness are much appreciated, both by those we bring joy to – as well as your fellow santas: elves, reindeer themes etc. are fine as well! Santa doesn’t drink and…

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UK Basketball: UK vs North Carolina, Rupp

December 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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UK basketball home game: UK hosts North Carolina at Rupp Arena at noon.

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Reindeer Ramble 5K Run/Walk

December 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

The annual Reindeer Ramble 5K Run/Walk takes place in Lexington on December 13 at 9 am.

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GIGS: C2 and the Brothers Reed, Cosmic Charlie’s

December 12 @ 10:00 pm - December 13 @ 12:00 am
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Avenue, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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On Friday, December 12th C2 and the Brothers Reed, a Lexington rock and roll band will perform at Cosmic Charlie’s at 10pm. Doors open at 9pm.  

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Lexington Singers: Handel’s Messiah, Singletary Center

December 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Singletary Center,
405 ROSE ST., Lexington, KY United States
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The Lexington Singers present Handel’s Messiah at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts on December 12 at 8 pm. “Celebrate the season with the Lexington Singers as we present the best in choral music traditions. Those in-the-know know not to miss a rare Lexington appearance by soloist Gregory Turay, hailed by the London Times as “one of the brightest natural talents to have emerged from the US in recent years.” “

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Christmas, EKU

December 12 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will perform at the EKU Center for the Arts on Friday December 12 at 7:30 pm.

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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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Opera: Amahl and the Night Visitors, Lyric Theatre

December 12 - 13
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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December 12: 7:30 pm December 13: 2 pm | 7:30 pm​ “Amahl and the Night Visitors, A holiday classic for the whole family, is an English opera in one act by Gian Carlo Menotti. It was commissioned by NBC, performed on television on December 24, 1951. It was the first opera specifically composed for television in America. UK Opera Theatre’s Undergraduate Studio presents the opera with members of the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras. For tickets, call The Lyric Box Office…

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Rupp Arena

December 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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“Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will wrap up 2014 by performing their rock opera The Christmas Attic live for the first time in arenas across the nation on their Winter Tour 2014, including a stop at Rupp Arena. While 1998’s The Christmas Attic features one of the band’s most popular songs “Christmas Canon,” surprisingly, it is the only album of The Christmas Trilogy never to be performed live. Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s rock opera, The Christmas Attic will be re-released, to coincide with the tour,…

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BOOKS: Jon Weece, Joseph Beth

December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Joseph Beth,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Lexington author Jon Weece will discuss and sign his book, Jesus Prom: Life Gets Fun When You Love People Like God Does.

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Comedy: Pauly Shore, Comedy Off Broadway

December 11 - 14
Comedy Off Broadway,
161 Lexington Green Cir., Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Pauly Shore performs at Comedy Off Broadway. Thursday, December 11:  7:15 pm Friday, December 12: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm Saturday, December 13: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm Sunday, December 14: 7:15 pm  

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UK Basketball: UK vs Columbia, Rupp

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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UK basketball home game: UK hosts Columbia at Rupp Arena at 7 pm.

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Movie: Snowpiercer, Farish Theater

December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Farish Theater will screen Snowpiercer at 7 pm on Wednesday, December 10.

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GIGS: Dopapod/ Tauk, Cosmic Charlie’s

December 9 @ 10:00 pm - December 10 @ 12:00 am
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Ave, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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On Tuesday, December 9th Dopapod will perform with Tauk a four piece funk band, at Cosmic Charlie’s.

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BOOKS: Rona Roberts, Joseph Beth

December 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington, KY United States
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Local Author Rona Roberts will discuss and sign her latest book, Classic Kentucky Meals: Stories, Ingredients & Recipes from the Traditional Bluegrass Kitchen

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Movie: We Are The Best, Farish Theater

December 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Farish Theater will screen, We Are The Best on Tuesday, December 9, at 7 pm.

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Biz: NAWBO Holiday Membership Drive, Barrel House

December 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Barrel House,
903 Manchester Street, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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On December 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, The NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) will host a Holiday membership drive at the Barrel House.

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Woodsongs: Daniel Champagne, Lyric Theatre

December 8 @ 7:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Woodsongs: Daniel Champagne and Blair Crimmons perform at the Lyric Theatre at 7 pm on December 8.

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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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UK Basketball: UK vs Eastern Kentucky, Rupp

December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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UK basketball home game: UK hosts Eastern Kentucky at Rupp Arena at 6 pm.

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Event: Tree Lighting, Henry Clay Estate

December 7 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ashland (Henry Clay Estate),
120 Sycamore Road, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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On Sunday, December 7, the Henry Clay Estate will hold its 4th annual tree lighting of a 100 foot tall Norway Spruce tree. There will be live music, carols, Starbucks Coffee, and mistletoe for sale.

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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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GIGS: Nashville Pussy/ Valient Thor/ Against The Grain, Cosmic Charlies

December 6 @ 10:00 pm - December 7 @ 12:00 am
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Ave, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Nashville Pussy will perform along with Valient Thor and Against The Grain at Cosmic Charlie’s. “Nashville Pussy have celebrated their brand of genuine rock n’ roll for more than a decade, in classic style at times, surprising at others, but always earthy, raw and unadulterated. The band’s mastermind Blaine Cartwright (vocals, guitar), his wife Ruyter Suys (guitar), Karen Cuda (bass) and Jeremy Thompson (drums) make up Nashville Pussy. Valient Thor is a nomadic rock band from North Carolina. Against The…

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GIGS: Jovontaes/ Nest Egg/ The NEC, Everyone Lives Everyone Wins, The Green Lantern

December 6 @ 10:00 pm - December 7 @ 12:00 am
The Green Lantern,
497 West Third Street, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Local jam band Jovontaes will perform along with drone-rock group Everyone Lives Everyone Wins at the Green Lantern.

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Wynonna & The Big Noise, Centre College

December 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Norton Center for the Arts,
600 West Walnut Street , Danville, KY 40422 United States
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Wynonna & The Big Noise: A Simpler Christmas at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts’ Newlin Hall on Saturday, December 6 at 8 pm. “Celebrate the holidays with five-time Grammy® award-winning country music superstar, Wynonna, who will spread festive cheer across the Bluegrass with her smooth vocals and tremendous live presence in an unforgettable performance that will warm the heart and inspire the spirit.  With “A Simpler Christmas,” audiences can expect a mix of traditional Christmas classics, Wynonna’s own holiday…

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