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October 2014

Art: UK Sculptural Excellence Opening, Lyric Theatre

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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University of Kentucky sculpture professor Garry R. Bibbs brings the past 25 years or “UK Sculptural Excellence” to an exhibit opening Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center in Lexington. Bibbs has taught sculpture at University of Kentucky for 25 years, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Many of his students have gone on to create public art displayed across the nation. Bibbs has completed more than 25 public art commissions through the Eastern U.S.,…

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Red Barn Radio: Honeyboy & Boots

October 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ArtsPlace,
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On October 29, Red Barn Radio presents Honeyboy & Boots 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. Enter the red Church Street door for all RBR shows.

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Art: Photographs by Maxine Payne, Morlan Gallery

October 29
Morlan Gallery, Mitchell Fine Arts Center,
Lexington, KY United States
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There is an exhibition of Maxine Payne’s photographs 12 – 5 pm at Transy’s Morlan Gallery on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday October 29-31. The gallery opens on Wednesday, October 29. “Photographer Maxine Payne’s photographic installation tells two stories. First, the Depression-era history of Jim and Mancy Massengill, who built a homemade camera and trailer so they could travel the state from 1937 to 1941 making and selling pictures, three for a dime. Inspired Payne presents a second narrative in her…

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CONCERT: Paul McCartney, KFC Yum Center

October 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
KFC Yum Center,
Louisville, KY United States
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Paul McCartney’s rescheduled show will be at the KFC Yum Center on October 28.

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Boz Scaggs, Lexington Opera House

October 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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“Highbridge Spring Water and the volunteers of the Troubadour Concert Series present Boz Scaggs, a musical seeker and a man of sizable talent as a singer, songwriter and guitarist. His explorations in Blues, R&B, Rock and Jazz have produced lasting work and a career that has brought with it acclaim, a loyal following, and an enduring respect among musicians.  His catalogue of hits includes “Lowdown,” “Lido Shuffle,” “Jo Jo” and “What Can I Say?”

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Leo Kottke, Lyric Theatre

October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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“The volunteers of the Troubadour Concert Series and Highbridge Spring Water are proud to bring the guitarist Leo Kottke back to Lexington. Leo Kottke is an acoustic guitarist known for his innovative and idiosyncratic finger picking style.  He plays syncopated and polyphonic melodies drawing on blues, jazz and folk influences and has also built a jam band type following having collaborated with Phish’s Mike Gordon for some albums and tours.  Leo’s fan favorites include “June Bug,” “Pamela Brown,” “Julie’s House,” “Pepe Hush” and…

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Woodsongs: Ian McLagan and Janiva Magness, Lyric Theatre

October 27 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Ian McLagan and Janiva Magness perform at the Lyric Theater on October 27. 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.

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PumpkinMania 2014, Transy

October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Transylvania Old Morrison,
Lexington, KY United States
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The traditional Lighting of the Pumpkins at Old Morrison at (the appropriately named) Transylvania University will be on October 27 at 7 pm. As many as 500 jack-o’-lanterns will make for a spooky big PumpkinMania display on the steps of historic Old Morrison. The free public lighting ceremony and trick-or-treating will be 6 – 8 pm.

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Blue/White Game, Rupp Arena

October 27
Rupp Arena,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The annual Blue/White Game will take place on October 27th at Rupp Arena.

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2014 Thriller & Halloween Parade, Main Street

October 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The 2014 Thriller & Halloween Parade is taking place on Sunday, October 26 (the rain date is Monday, October 27). The Halloween and Thriller Parade starts at 8 pm at the Kentucky Theatre and proceeds along Main Street ending at Mill Street. The dance will occur repeatedly along the route, and will be followed by a Halloween parade. There will also be a Halloween variety pre-show and an afterparty at the Cheapside Pavilion. “Participation is open to all willing zombies who attend rehearsals to learn…

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Branford Marsalis, UK Singletary Center

October 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UK Singletary Center,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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“Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award nominated saxophonist and composer Branford Marsalis is joined by the renowned Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, for 20 performances only, on his national ‘Well-Tempered’ tour, featuring Baroque masterpieces by Albinoni, Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and more. Leader of one of the finest jazz quartets today, and a soloist with classical ensembles, Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time.” Sunday, October 26th at 3 pm at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts.

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An Evening with Ira Glass, Procter & Gamble Hall (Cinci)

October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aronoff Center,
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States
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Ira Glass will be speaking at the Aronoff Center at Procter & Gamble Hall in Cincinnati on October 25th. “Known as one of America’s most respected broadcasters and journalists, Glass will recreate the sound of the show right in front of the audience by live mixing favorite stories with pre-taped quotes and music that illustrate the power of the spoken word to both entertain and inspire. This American Life premiered in 1995 on Chicago’s public radio station WBEZ and is now…

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Gigs: The Bats, Natasha’s

October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Natasha’s,
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Bats perform live at Natasha’s.

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KIDS: MisterE of Imagination, LCT

October 25
Lexington Children’s Theatre,
418 W. Short St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Saturday, October 25 – 2:00 Saturday, October 25 –7:00 Sunday, October 26 – 2:00 Friday, October 31 – 8:00* SPECIAL HALLOWEEN PERFORMANCE

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UK vs Miss. State, Commonwealth Stadium

October 25
Commonwealth Stadium,
1540 University Drive, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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The UK football team faces off against Mississippi State at Commonwealth Stadium for their fourth SEC matchup of the season. Game time TBD.  

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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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Midnight Movie: Halloween, Kentucky Theater

October 24 - 25
Kentucky Theatre

The Kentucky Theater will show Halloween at midnight on Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25.

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Ballet: La Sylphide, Lexington Opera House

October 24 - 25
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Friday, October 24: 8 pm Saturday, October 25: 8 pm “On the morning of his wedding day, a Scottish farmer falls in love with a vision of a magical woodland nymph. The ballet tells the story of an impossible love between a human and a spirit, and man’s inherent temptation for the unknown and sometimes dangerous life. La Sylphide remains a captivating, fascinating ballet that appeals to both audiences and dancers.” Performed by the Kentucky Ballet Theatre

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Ballet: The Nightingale, Singletary Center

October 24 - 25
Singletary Center for the Arts,
Rose Street, Lexington , KY United States
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The Bluegrass Youth Ballet presents The Nightingale at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts Recital Hall. October 24: 7 pm October 25: 3 and 7 pm

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Marvel Universe Live, Rupp Arena

October 23 - 26
Rupp Arena,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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“Marvel Universe LIVE! brings more than 25 Marvel characters together on one epic quest.  The story is framed around the battle over the Cosmic Cube, the source of ultimate power and one of the most feared and coveted treasures in the Marvel Universe, that has been shattered into pieces by the Mighty Thor in order to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. With the pieces scattered across the globe, Thor’s villainous brother Loki devises a scheme to clone its…

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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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Comedy: Etta May, Comedy Off Broadway

October 22 - 25
Comedy Off Broadway,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503 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 22: 7:15 pm Thursday, October 23:  7:15 pm Friday, October 24: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm Saturday, October 25: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm

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Theatre: The Mystery of Irma Vep, Farish Theatre

October 22 - 25
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 a…

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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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