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October 2014

CSA Harvest Party, Loudoun House

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Loudoun House,
209 Castlewood Dr, Lexington, KY 40505 United States
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Purchase a share of Kentucky’s first Community Support Art program’s Fall 2014 crop of art. Modeled after agricultural CSA’s, the Lexington Art League’s CSA features 9 original, limited-edition works of art by local artists.  October 24th at the Loudoun House.

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CMA Rocks the House, Bodley-Bullock House

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bodley-Bullock House,
200 Market Street, Lexington, KY United States
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“The Central Music Academy is celebrating its 10th anniversary of ‘giving the gift of music in the heart of Lexington’ with an evening of fun, food, music, and art by Lexington’s finest at the historic Bodley-Bullock House on October 24. Enjoy wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres in the Bodley-Bullock house and garden, while you bid on vinyl record artwork created by local artists, and are entertained with a variety of music provided by CMA students and teachers. Bid on One-of-a-kind…

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Gigs: Los Straitjackets, Southgate House (Newport)

October 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Southgate House,
111 E. 6th Street, Newport, KY 41071 United States
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Los Straitjackets will perform at the Southgate House Revival in Newport at 8 pm on Wednesday, October 22.

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Method Man & Redman, Bogart’s (Cinci)

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bogart’s,
2621 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219 United States
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Method Man & Redman play at Bogart’s in Cincinnati at 7 pm as a part of their Smoker’s Club Tour.

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Movies: Psycho, Farish Theater

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The November Director’s Series at the Farish Theater at the Central Library features Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho on November 21.

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Reading: Silas House, Carrick Theatre

October 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Transylvania University’s Carrick Theater,
300 North Broadway Road, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Nationally bestselling author Silas House comes to the Carrick Theatre to do a public reading. Silas’s works include Clay’s Quilt, A Parchment of Leaves, and The Coal Tattoo.

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Lexington Women Chefs Fall Harvest Dinner

October 21
Lexington Diner,
124 N. Upper St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Lexington Women Chefs host the Fall Harvest Dinner at the Lexington Diner on October 21.

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Foster the People, Louisville Palace

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Louisville Palace,
625 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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Foster the People will play at the Louisville Palace at 8 pm on Monday, October 20.

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Concert: Home Free, Haggin Auditorium

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Haggin Auditorium at Transylvania University,
Lexington, KY United States
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Home Free play at 7:30 pm at the Haggin Auditorium in Transy’s Mitchell Fine Arts Center. The Smith Endowed Concert Series presents Columbia Records recording artist Home Free, a five-member a cappella group. The band coast-to-coast tour celebrates the band winning Season 4 of NBC’s “The Sing-Off” in December. The tour also celebrates the release of Home Free’s debut album, Crazy Life.

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Woodsongs: Emi Sunshine, Lyric Theatre

October 20 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Emi Sunshine and the Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley duo perform at the Lyric Theater on October 20. Plenty of free parking in the lots alongside the Lyric. Audience must be seated by 6:45 pm. Please remain seated until 8:15 pm. “EMI SUNSHINE isn’t your average 10-year-old. She is not only a singing sensation, she’s an old soul. The Madisonville, Tenn. native grew up listening to classic Bluegrass and country singers. Emi has already performed at the Ryman, appeared on the TODAY show and…

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Art: Visual Studies Forum, Briggs Theatre

October 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Briggs Theatre,
127 Fine Arts Building, Lexington, KY United States
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Visual Studies Forum: “Mao’s Golden Mangoes: A Collision of Passion, Propaganda, and Art” Alfreda Murck, Independent Scholar “In summer of 1968 China’s “Cultural Revolution” had spun out of control. Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong reluctantly agreed to use the military to suppress student Red Guards. Just then, a Pakistani foreign minister presented a crate of mangoes that Mao re-gifted to factory workers who had recently quelled violent Red Guards on the campus of Tsinghua University. The mangoes were promoted in…

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Pumpkin Fest, St. Luke

October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
St. Luke United Methodist Church,
2351 Alumni Drive, Lexington, KY 40517 United States
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St. Luke United Methodist Church is known as the “Pumpkin Church” in the community. They are taking advantage of that and holding a community Pumpkin Fest. If your class or group would like to sponsor an activity booth, the Children’s Ministry Leadership Team has lots of ideas to choose from. Please contact Susan Cutshall, scutshall@stlukeumc.org or 269-4687, and she will help you get started.

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GIGS Pallbearer, Cosmic Charlie’s

October 18 @ 10:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Avenue, Lexington, KY United States
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Pallbearer plays at Cosmic Charlie’s on Saturday, October 18 at 10 pm. Tombs and Vattnet Viskar also play. “On August 19th, two years on from the release of their seminal debut LP Sorrow and Extinction, Pallbearer will unleash Foundations of Burden – an auditory exploration. Each song carries a weight of melancholic devastation that sees Pallbearer forging it’s own desolate path through the realm of heavy metal, crafting music that seeks to balance itself at the very threshold of an…

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Cancelled: Cher, US Bank Arena (Cinci)

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
US Bank Arena,
100 Broadway St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States
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Cher will play at the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati on October 18th. Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo also perform. The show starts at 8 pm.

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“All That Jazz,” with Jay Flippin, LCA

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lexington Christian Academy,
450 W Reynolds Rd, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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“Join The Lexington Singers and Vince DiMartino as we feature the work of Jay Flippin, accompanist to The Singers since 1976. All who know Jay know jazz runs in his veins, so it’s no surprise that this concert will have a distinctly jazzy vibe. Dancers from the Diana Evans School of Dance will make you tap your toes and snap your fingers, Fosse-style.”

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Blocktoberfest, Al’s Bar

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Al’s Bar,
601 N. Limestone St. , Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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The Lexington Lexington Blocktoberfest at Al’s Bar will begin at 7 pm on Saturday, October 18th. Those Darlins, Bear Medicine, and many more will perform.

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Big Blue Madness, Rupp Arena

October 17
Rupp Arena,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Madness is the first open practice opportunity for UK’s 2014-15 men’s and women’s basketball team. It will take place on October 17th, starting time TBA. Fans wishing to line up ahead of time at Memorial Coliseum for ticket distribution are asked to do so no earlier than 5 am, Wednesday, September 17. A limited amount of control cards will be issued to those camped out on Friday, September 19, beginning at 2 pm.  Fans are encouraged to start lining up for Saturday…

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Midnight Movie: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Kentucky Theater

October 17 - 18
Kentucky Theatre,
214 East Main St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Kentucky Theater will show The Texas Chainsaw Massacre at midnight on Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18.

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Heroes: Eroica & Icarus, Lexington Opera House

October 17 - 18
Lexington Opera House,
Lexington, KY United States
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Friday, October 17: 7:30 pm Saturday, October 18: 7:30 pm “The music of contemporary composer Philip Glass makes its LexPhil debut alongside Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” in Heroes: Eroica & Icarus. Glass’ Icarus at the Edge of Time, is adapted from physicist Brian Greene’s children’s book chronicling a young boy’s journey to the edge of a black hole which re-imagines the Greek myth and brings Einstein’s concepts of relativity to life. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” perfectly completes our heroic musical journey, showcasing the timeless…

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Children’s Literacy Festival, the Arboretum

October 17 - 18
The Arboretum,
Lexington, KY United States
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Friday, October 17th: 10 am – 5 pm Saturday, October 18th: 10 am – 5 pm “Presented by Child Advocacy Today in partnership with The Arboretum, A CAT’s Tale brings beloved children’s literature to life through interactive exhibits, created and staffed by students at the University of Kentucky. Come walk the trail at The Arboretum and enjoy the costumes and theatrics. Curriculum tailored for children in grades K through 5, but plenty to enjoy for younger children, and the child…

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Comedy: Jeff Caldwell, Comedy Off Broadway

October 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Comedy Off Broadway,
Lexington, KY United States
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Jeff Caldwell performs at Comedy Off Broadway at 8 pm.

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Ben Sollee, EKU

October 16 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Ben Sollee will perform at EKU Center for the Arts on Thursday October 16 at 7:30 pm.

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Boogie G & The Titanics, Fifth Third Pavilion

October 16 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cheapside Park,
251 West Main St, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Thursday Night Live offers free, family friendly live music every Thursday at the Fifth Third Pavilion at Cheapside Park.

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The Avett Brothers, Louisville Palace

October 16 - 18
Louisville Palace,
625 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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The Avett Brothers will perform at the Louisville Palace. Thursday, October 16: 8 pm Friday, October 17: 8 pm Saturday, October 18: 8 pm

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Red Barn Radio: Michael and Carrie Kline

October 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ArtsPlace,
161 N. Mill St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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On October 15, Red Barn Radio presents Michael and Carrie Kline at ArtsPlace. Red Barn Radio records each show before a studio audience for later broadcast. Come help cheer on the fine musicians who keep alive the Traditional Music of Kentucky. The Performance Hall at ArtsPlace 161 North Mill Street in Lexington, Kentucky Wednesdays at 8 pm. Enter the red Church Street door for all RBR shows.

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Comedy: Etta May, Comedy Off Broadway

October 15 - 18
Comedy Off Broadway,
Lexington, KY United States
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Etta May, winner of the American Comedy Award for Stand-up Comic of the Year, will perform at Comedy Off Broadway. Wednesday, October 15: 7:15 pm Thursday, October 16:  7:15 pm Friday, October 17: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm Saturday, October 18: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm  

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Theatre: The Mystery of Irma Vep, Farish Theatre

October 15 - 16
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Farish Theater in the Lexington Public Library will present Charles Ludlam’s The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful, performed by the Balagula Theatre Company.  “This definitive spoof of Gothic melodramas, ‘The Mystery of Irma Vep’ by Charles Ludlam was named one of the 20th Century’s best plays by Time Magazine and the New York Times. Liberally stealing from well known film classics like Wuthering Heights, The Mummy’s Curse and Hitchcock’s Rebecca, with dialog lifted from Ibsen, Shakespeare, and Poe, “Irma” is…

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Old 97′s, Headliners Music Hall (Louisville)

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Headliners Music Hall,
1386 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206 United States
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The Old 97′s will play at Headliner Music Hall in Louisville on October 14th. The show will begin at 7 pm.

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Chance the Rapper, Memorial Coliseum

October 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Memorial Coliseum,
201 euclid Ave., Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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The UK Students Activities Board presents Chance the Rapper at Memorial Coliseum at 8 pm.

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Woodsongs: Crowe, Lawson & Williams, Lyric Theatre

October 13 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third Street, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Crowe, Lawson & Williams perform as a part of Bluegrass Legends Night at the Lyric Theater on October 13. Plenty of free parking in the lots alongside the Lyric. Audience must be seated by 6:45 pm. Please remain seated until 8:15 pm. “Banjo master J.D. Crowe, multi-award winning trailblazer Doyle Lawson, and Bluegrass Gospel legend Paul Williams have joined forces for a second time to produce and deliver an amazingly powerful selection of songs on Standing Tall and Tough. Capturing the traditional drive, emotion…

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Bill Cosby, Louisville Palace

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Louisville Palace,
625 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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Bill Cosby will perform at the Louisville Palace on Sunday, October 12, at 7 pm.

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Reba McEntire, EKU Center for the Arts

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
EKU Center for the Arts,
521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Reba McEntire performs at the EKU Center for the Arts to support Richmond’s St. Mark Roman Catholic Church.

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Battle in the Saddle, Kentucky Horse Park

October 12 @ 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Horse Park,
4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511 United States
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“The KHP Foundation Battle in the Saddle is a celebrity team penning event benefitting the KHP Foundation. This event pairs two amateur team penning riders with a celebrity guest rider to determine who can pen the group of cattle in the quickest amount of time.”

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Run/Walk: 2nd Sunday, Coolavin Park

October 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

“This year’s 2nd Sunday event will take place on October 12, 3-5 p.m. 2nd Sunday 2014 provides an opportunity for the general public to preview the proposed route of the Legacy Trail from Coolavin Park to 4th Street to Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden Trailhead at Midland Avenue. There will be family fun activities at Coolavin Park. 2nd Sunday is a statewide initiative that encourages all forms of physical activity within the comforts of the local community, and is designed…

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Iron Horse Half Marathon, Midway

October 12 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Iron Horse Half Marathon takes place in Midway, KY on October 12. It starts at 8 am.

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PRHBTN, Buster’s

October 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Buster’s,
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The 4th annual PRHBTN will take place at Buster’s on Saturday, October 11th. This year’s party features the music of Mayhem, HugLife, Dropship, and Don Jose. The show will feature a 30,000 watt PK Sound system which will quadruple the size of the house system at Buster’s.

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Concert: Lara St. John, Norton Center

October 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Norton Center for the Arts,
600 West Walnut Street , Danville, KY 40422 United States
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“Fresh from the success of their 2012 collaboration Bach Sonatas, celebrated violinist Lara St. John and Marie-Pierre Langlamet, principal harpist of the Berlin Philharmonic, will form a duo once again for a recording and tour featuring the works of Bach and Franz Schubert.  Canadian-born violinist Lara St. John has been described as “something of a phenomenon” by The Strad and a “high-powered soloist” by the New York Times.  Lara created her own record label, Ancalagon, in 1999, and has recorded…

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Theatre: Out, Carnegie Center

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carnegie Center,
251 W. Second Street, lexington, KY 40507 United States
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” ‘Out’ is an original one-act in which a wide spectrum of individuals from Lexington’s LGBT community will chronicle their experience of coming out to friends, family, and the public at large. Don’t miss this poignant, courageous, and sometime hilarious show. Produced by Donna Ison in conjunction with community partner, Lexington Fairness, and community sponsor, Lexington United.”

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ART Family Tours, Pope Villa

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pope Villa,
326 Grosvenor Avenue, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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“Activities for families and kids of all ages exploring the historic Pope Villa and if the walls could talk, an immersive art installation created by international artist collective Expanded Draught.”

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Kentucky Reptile Zoo Slithering Halloween Spooktacular

October 11 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Kentucky Reptile Zoo,
200 L and E Railroad Pl. , Slade, KY 40376 United States
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Kentucky Reptile Zoo Slithering Halloween Sssssspooktacular: On Sunday, October 11, the Kentucky Reptile Zoo hosts Halloween-themed zoo tours, games, and arts & crafts.

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Incredible Food Show, Rupp Arena

October 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Now in its sixth year, the Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show features celebrity chef The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond. There also will be cooking demonstrations and exhibitions including specialty food companies, restaurants, kitchen accessories, and appliances.

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CANCELLED: 6th Annual Fall Arts Festival, Harrodsburg

October 11 - 12

The 6th annual Arts Council of Mercer County Fall Arts Festival will take place in Harrodsburg, KY on October 11 & 12. Expect handmade arts and crafts, live entertainment, kid activities, and Kentucky food. Saturday, October 11: 10 am – 6 pm Sunday, October 12: 10 am – 5 pm

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UK vs ULM, Commonwealth Stadium

October 11
Commonwealth Stadium,
1540 University Drive, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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The UK football team faces off against University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) at Commonwealth Stadium.  

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Books: Felix Francis, Joseph-Beth

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington, KY United States
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Friday, October 10 at 7 pm, Felix Francis discusses and signs Dick Francis’s Damage: A Novel of Suspense.

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Books: Hannah Pittard, Morris Book Shop

October 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E High Street, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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UK Assistant Professor Hannah Pittard signs her new book, Reunion, 5:30 pm, Morris Book Shop.

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Books: Felix Francis, Farish Theater

October 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Felix Francis talks and signs his new book Dick Francis’s Damage at the Farish Theater.

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ART PRHBTN, Buster’s

October 10 - 12
Buster’s,
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“PRHBTN /ˌproʊ əˈbɪʃ ən/ [proh-uh-bish-uh n]: A fusion of culture, art, and music. PRHBTN brings together a regional community of seasoned art lovers and those new to the street art genre by showcasing international, national, regional, and local artists, musicians, and businesses intrinsic to urban culture. For the fourth annual PRHBTN, we have gathered artists from all over the world to create new mural works around the city of Lexington, Kentucky. We are very proud to welcome this year’s artists who come to…

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Run: Bourbon Chase

October 10 - 11
Triangle Park,
Lexington, KY United States
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The 200-mile running competition starts October 10th and end October 11th at the finish line  at Triangle Park.

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Midnight Movie: Nosferatu, Kentucky Theatre

October 10 - 11
Kentucky Theatre,
214 East Main St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Kentucky Theater will show Nosferatu at midnight on Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11.  

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The Bourbon Social, Keeneland

October 10 - 12
Keeneland,
Lexington, United States
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This weekend is packed with Bourbon, Education, Kentucky and Southern inspired fare, Bourbon, Horse Racing, and Bourbon. Events take place at Keeneland and at the Fasig-Tipton.

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