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September 2014

WWE Live, Rupp Arena

September 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 W Vine St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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WWE Live is coming to Rupp Arena on September 20, at 7:30 pm.

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Lexington Philharmonic: Bolero & Barnatan, UK Singletary Center

September 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Singletary Center for the Arts,
405 Rose St., Lexington, KY United States
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“Acclaimed pianist and recently appointed New York Philharmonic Artist-in-Association, Inon Barnatan, returns to the Lexington Philharmonic to open the dynamic 2014-2015 season with Tchaikovsky’s iconic Piano Concerto No. 1 in Bolero & Barnatan! Gershwin’s spirited Cuban Overture is paired with Ravel’s Alborada del gracioso and Bolero for a powerful opening to a new season!” This event will take place at UK’s Singletary Center for the Arts; it begins at 7:30 pm.

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2014 Pink Tie Gala, Loudoun House

September 20 @ 6:30 pm
Loudoun House,
209 Castlewood Dr, Lexington, KY 40505 United States
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The 2014 Pink Tie Gala will be at 6:30 pm at the Loudoun House. “An evening of entertainment, dinner, drinks, silent and live auction. DRESS / ATTIRE: Men wear a range of regular suits to tuxes and Women wear cocktail dresses to evening or ball gowns. Lots of guests sprinkle pink wherever they can – be it bow ties, accessories or shoes. This year there will be a Cirque de Pink theme. EVENT START: 6:30 pm – Cocktail Hour + Silent…

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The Fixx, Christ The King Oktoberfest

September 20 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cathedral of Christ the King,
Colony Blvd, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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The Fixx are the headline act at Christ The King Oktoberfest on Saturday night. Supporting acts include Frogman, Wildside, Boogie G and The Titanics, and Thumper and the Plaid Rabbits. The music will begin at 5 pm.

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Books: Joan Walsh Anglund, Farish Theater

September 20 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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“Author of more than 95 books with 45 million in sales, Joan Walsh Anglund is a literary icon adored by generations of readers. Join us to learn more about her extraordinary career. Special guest author/illustrator Mary Engelbreit will also speak.” This event will take place at 2:30 pm at the Farish Theater.

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Books: Mark Schimmoeller, Morris Book Shop

September 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E. High St., Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Mark Schimmoeller will be signing his book Slowpoke: a Unicyclist’s Guide to America at the Morris Book Shop, on September 20, at 2 pm.

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Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin, Lyric Theatre

September 20 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Lyric Theatre,
300 E. Third St., Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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On Saturday, September 20, Blue Grass Black Pride,  JustFund KY, LFUCG present a showing of Brother Outsider:  The Life of Bayard Rustin. It will begin at 1:30 pm at the Lyric Theatre. “Long before Martin Luther King, Jr. became a national figure, Bayard Rustin routinely put his body — and his life — on the line as a crusader for racial justice. Rustin’s commitment to pacifism and his visionary advocacy of Gandhian nonviolence made him a pioneer in the 1940s, and…

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Empty Bowls 2014, Bourbon n’ Toulouse

September 20
Bourbon n Toulouse,
829 Euclid Avenue, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Presented by Moveable Feast Lexington, on September 20th, purchase a bowl created by Kentucky Mud Works and receive a free entree from Bourbon n’ Toulouse. All proceeds to benefit Moveable Feasts Lexington.

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Crystal Gale & Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, EKU Center

September 19 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Crystal Gale & Nitty Gritty Dirt Band with special guest Mitch Barrett will perform at EKU Center for the Arts on Friday September 19 at 7:30 pm.

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Art: Laurel Nakadate, UK Art Museum

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UK Art Museum,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY United States
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“Join curator Janie Welker and director Stuart Horodner for a tour of the Laurel Nakadate: Strangers & Relations exhibition, which focuses on issues of identity, confrontation, and trust.” Friday, September 19th, at 6 pm at the UK Art Museum.

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LexArts Gallery Hop

September 19 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The LexArts Hop will be taking place on Friday, September 19. The Hop is a self-guided tour of the visual arts in downtown Lexington. Patrons may begin at any location and visit as many of the venues as they would like. Official hours are 5 pm – 8 pm, but many of the participating restaurants and clubs will remain open through the evening.

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The Smithereens, Christ The King Oktoberfest

September 19 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cathedral of Christ the King,
Colony Blvd, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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The Smithereens are the headline act at Christ The King Oktoberfest on Friday night. Supporting acts will include Johnny Conqueroo, Word For Ginger, Kenny Owens and Group Therapy, and Rebel Without a Cause. The music will begin at 5 pm.

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Art: Lynn Sweet: Ridgeride, New Editions Gallery

September 19 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Editions Gallery,
807 Euclid Ave, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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The New Editions Gallery will exhibit local artist Lynn Sweet’s Ridgeride. The exhibition will take place on Friday, September 19th, from 5 – 8 pm.

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Tunes in the Vines, Equus Run Vineyards

September 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Equus Run Vineyards,
1280 Moores Mill Road, Midway, KY 40347 United States
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Jeana Sue & Keith Hubbard will perform at Tunes in the Vines at Equus Run Vineyards. The performance will take place on Sunday, October 19th from 2 – 4:30 pm.

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Festival Latino de Lexington, Courthouse Plaza

September 19 - 20
Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza,
120 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY United States
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The Festival Latino de Lexington is coming back to town on September 19-20, at the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza. There will be two days of Latino celebrations and fun for the entire family, including live music and dance, cultural presentation, vendors, authentic cuisine, and more. Friday:  5–11 pm Saturday: 4–11 pm

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Christ The King Oktoberfest

September 19 - 20
Cathedral of Christ the King,
299 Colony Blvd, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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“Celebrating over 30 years, Christ The King’s annual Oktoberfest will take place this year on September 19-20, 2014. The festivities begin immediately following the Blessing of the Keg by Fr. Mark Dreeves on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 4:00 pm  at the Cathedral of Christ The King. Featuring many German food offerings and delicious options.  Not to mention live music, kid’s games, the infamous Celebrity Cake Wheel, inflatables, BINGO, Black Jack and more.”

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Concert: Houndmouth, Kentucky Theatre

September 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Theatre,
214 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Houndmouth play at the Kentucky Theatre September 18th at 8 pm, along with special guest Andrea Davidson. “Houndmouth is an alternative country band that formed in 2011. Band members include Matt Myers, Katie Toupin, Zak Appleby and Shane Cody. They have performed on Letterman, Conan and at several major music festivals, such as Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo.”

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Blind Corn Liquor Pickers, Fifth Third Pavilion

September 18 @ 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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Hal Sparks, Comedy Off Broadway

September 18 - 20
Comedy Off Broadway,
161 Lexington Green Cir., Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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“Sparks recently starred in his own one hour Showtime comedy special, “Charmageddon,” which is now a best-selling DVD. He is a star commentator on VH1′s popular ‘I Love the 80’s’ series and can be heard every Wednesday on the nationally syndicated ‘Stephanie Miller Radio Show.’ ” Thursday, September 18: 7:15 pm Friday, September 19: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm Saturday, September 20: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm

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Lex Latino Film Fest, Kentucky Theatre

September 18 - 20
Kentucky Theatre

In conjunction with the annual Festival de Latino and inspired by the annual San Diego Latino Film Festival, the inaugural Latino Film Fest features screenings of our Latino-produced films over three days at the historic Kentucky Theatre. Films include “Rudo & Cursi,” a comedy about two Mexican boys who find fame as soccer stars. “Who is Dayani Cristal?” a docu-drama about a young Central American immigrant who disappears in the Arizona desert. “Sombras de Azul,” a romance about a young…

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Red Barn Radio: Bluegrass Parkway

September 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtsPlace,
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On September 3, Red Barn Radio presents Australian band Bluegrass Parkway’s US Tour at ArtsPlace. Red Barn Radio records each show before a studio audience for later broadcast. Come help us 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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Gaelic Storm, EKU

September 17 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Gaelic Storm performs at EKU Center for the Arts on Wednesday September 17at 7:30 pm.

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Film: Valerie & Her Week of Wonders, Kentucky Theatre

September 17 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Kentucky Theatre,
214 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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2014 Rosa Goddard Film Festival lineup includes: September 17, Jaromil Jires’s Valerie and Her Week of Wonders The Rosa Goddard International Film Festival is an annual celebration of cinema classics presented at the Kentucky Theatre.  

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Balagula Theater: Drinking in America, Farish Theater

September 17 - 19
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main St., Lexington, 40507 United States
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The Farish Theater at the Central Library presents Balagula Theater’s “Drinking in America” by Eric Bogosian. Wednesday, September 17: 7 – 8:45 pm Thursday, September 18: 7 – 8:45 pm Friday, September 19: 7 – 8:45 pm

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Movies: The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Farish Theatre

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Farish Theatre at the Central Library will be showing The Perks of Being a Wallflower on September 16th, at 7 pm.

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Books: Kim Harrison, Joseph-Beth

September 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington Green, Lexington, KY United States
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New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison discusses and signs The Witch with No Name Tuesday, September 16 at 12 pm at Joseph-Beth.

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Woodsongs: Joshua James, Lyric Theater

September 15 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm

Joshua James and Neulore play at the Lyric Theater on September 15th. 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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Voices 2014: Inequality For All, Farish Theater

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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There will be a film screening and discussion of “Inequality For All,” at the Farish Theater at 6 pm, sponsored by Central Kentucky Council for Peace and Justice.

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Needtobreathe, UK Singletary Center

September 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
UK Singletary Center,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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On September 14th, Needtobreathe will be playing at the UK Singletary Center at 8 pm as a part of their Rivers in The Wasteland tour.

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Stars with Accents Readings, Carnegie Center

September 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carnegie Center,
251 West Second Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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On Sunday, September 14, there will be Stars with Accents readings by Leatha Kendrick, Paulette Livers, and Lisa Williams, moderated by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer. The event will begin at 7 pm at the Carnegie Center.  

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Sunday Salons in September, Moveable Feast Lexington

September 14 @ 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Every Sunday in September, Moveable Feast Lexington will sponsor a gathering at a different historic, architecturally significant Lexington home with a special host to celebrate art, music, and literature. These events are being called September Sunday Salons. Each event will be uniquely styled by the individual hosts. Each Sunday program will serve up food, drink, and plenty of interaction with the arts and fine art collections. On Sunday, September 14th, Robie Flynn and Marty Byro will host an Urban-country Newgrass…

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Lecture: Oliver Leaman, UK Art Museum

September 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
UK Art Museum,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY United States
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“Join UK professor of philosophy and Zantker Professor Judaic Studies Dr. Oliver Leaman for Modern Islamic Art and Its Sources in the Middle East, a lecture in association with UK College of Arts & Sciences’ Year of the Middle East.” Sunday, September 14th at 2 pm at the UK Art Museum.  

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8th Annual Rain Garden Tour, Meadowthorpe Community Center

September 14 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Meadowthorpe Community Center,
333 Larch Lane, Lexington, KY United States
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This is the 8th Annual Rain Garden Tour in Fayette County. Participants will tour several residential rain gardens in the Meadowthorpe neighborhood. This event is scheduled for September 14th from 2 – 5 pm. Speakers, booths, and refreshments will be offered at the community center.

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KIDS: Miss Nelson is Missing, LCT

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

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Jason Aldean, Rupp Arena

September 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Jason Aldean will be playing at Rupp Arena, on his BURN IT DOWN TOUR, at 7:30 pm.

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Wild Women of Poetry Slam, Transy

September 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Transylvania University’s Carrick Theater,
300 North Broadway Road, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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On Saturday, September 13, Transylvania University’s Carrick Theatre will be hosting the Wild Women of Poetry Slam, part of the Kentucky Women Writers Conference. The Slam, which will start at 6:30 pm, will include headliner and celebrity judge Ellen Hagan, and emcee Bianca Spriggs.  

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Bluegrass Bourbon & BBQ, Gratz Park

September 13 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Gratz Park,
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation and the Junior League of Lexington will be jointly celebrating the bicentennial anniversaries of the Bodley-Bullock House and the Hunt-Morgan House with a party between the two houses in Gratz Park. Bluegrass, Bourbon & BBQ: A Bicentennial Celebration will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 5-9 p.m. and will feature live bluegrass music from Willie’s Locally Known, tours of the Hunt-Morgan House and the Bodley-Bullock House, and delicious Kentucky food favorites…

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Books: Jean P. Moore, Joseph-Beth

September 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Jean P. Moore discusses and signs Water on the Moon, at 2 pm September 12 at Joseph-Beth.

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Japan Summer Fest, Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza

September 13 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza,
120 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY United States
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The Japan Summer Fest that drew more than 12,000 people last year is back again this year. There will be games, food, performances, and Japanese culture.

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Kentucky Women Writers Conference, Carnegie Center

September 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Carnegie Center,
Second Street, Lexington, KY United States
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The annual Kentucky Women Writers Conference will be taking place September 12-13. Launched by UK in 1979, the Kentucky Women Writers Conference is the longest actively running women’s literary festival in the nation. On Saturday, September 13, the Carnegie Center will be hosting a number of readings, discussions, and workshops, starting at 8 am.  Daytime sessions require a general admission or student pass to attend.  

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Bike Trek to Shakertown

September 13 - 15

“The 29th Annual Bike Trek to Shakertown takes place September 13-15, 2014. The Bike Trek to Shakertown is a three-day mini-vacation on wheels through gorgeous Kentucky countryside featuring an overnight stay on Sunday at historic Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill (“Shakertown”) in Mercer County, KY. Proceeds benefit the American Lung Association in the fight against lung disease. The round-trip route begins and ends in Harrodsburg with a Saturday overnight at Danville’s famous Pioneer Playhouse. The two-day option includes a visit to Shakertown, but…

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Marcus Roberts Trio, Lexington Opera House

September 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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“Marcus Robert Trio: A GRAND Celebration will highlight the return of the Steinway Grand to the Opera House stage after a complete restoration. At age 21, Roberts began touring with Wynton Marsalis and stayed with the group for over six years. His work has reached critical acclaim, several having reached the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s traditional jazz chart. Roberts’ recording legacy reflects his tremendous versatility as an artist and includes solo piano, duets, and trio arrangements of jazz standards, original suites of…

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Kentucky Women Writers Conference Keynote, Memorial Hall

September 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
UK Memorial Hall,
Lexington, KY United States
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As part of the Kentucky Women Writers Conference, Tracy K. Smith and Tina Chang will be doing a keynote reading at Memorial Hall, starting at 7:30 pm.

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Trombone Shorty, UK Singletary Center

September 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Singletary Center for the Arts,
405 Rose St., Lexington, KY United States
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On Friday, September 12, 2014, at 7:30 pm, the Singletary Center for the Arts presents Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. Trombone Shorty and his ensemble, Orleans Avenue, have toured across five continents and were nominated for a Grammy for “Backatown,” off their debut album. Their style of music, dubbed “Supafunkrock,” is a mix of rock, funk, jazz, hip-hop, and soul.  

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Kentucky Women Writers Conference, Carnegie Center

September 12 @ 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Carnegie Center,
Second Street, Lexington, KY United States
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The annual Kentucky Women Writers Conference will be taking place September 12-13. Launched by UK in 1979, the Kentucky Women Writers Conference is the longest actively running women’s literary festival in the nation. On Friday, September 12, the Carnegie Center will be hosting a number of readings, discussions, and workshops, starting at 8 am.  Daytime sessions require a general admission or student pass to attend.    

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ScareFest 2014, Lexington Convention Center

September 12 - 14
Lexington Convention Center,
430 W. Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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ScareFest 2014 will be taking place in the Lexington Convention Center the weekend of September 12 – September 14. Times and dates are as follows: Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 •Vendor/Stars Area: 4pm-10pm (Early Entry Special Ticket) •Vendor/Stars Area: 5pm-10pm (General Public) Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 •Vendor/Stars Area: 10am-9pm (Early Entry Special Ticket) •Vendor/Stars Area: 11am-9pm (General Public) Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 •Vendor/Stars Area: 10am-4pm (Early Entry Special Ticket) •Vendor/Stars Area: 11am-4pm (General Public)

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Much Ado About Nothing, Central Christian Church

September 12 - 14
Central Christian Church,
205 E Short St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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On the Verge presents an immersive adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. Friday, September 12th: 7 pm Saturday, September 13th: 7 pm Sunday, September 14th: 2 pm

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Jeff Stetson’s “The Meeting,” Farish Theater

September 12 - 14
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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“Message Theater presents Jeff Stetson’s one act play, ‘The Meeting’. Tickets $15. Tickets discounted for students and seniors. The setting for this fictitious conversation between Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a hotel room the night after the bombing of Malcolm X house and a week before his fatal speech at the famed Audubon ballroom.” Friday, September 12: 7 – 8 pm Saturday, September 13: 3 – 4 pm Sunday, September 14: 3 – 4 pm

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Sonia Series Lecture, Asha Bandele, Lyric Theatre

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lyric Theater,
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On Thursday, September 11, at 7 pm, the Lyric Theatre will be hosting a community lecture as part of the Sonia Sanchez Series. The keynote address by Asha Bandele, covers racial and social justice, poetry, and how they all relate to Lexington. Chaired by Patrice Muhammad.  

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Books: John Scalzi, Joseph-Beth

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington, KY United States
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John Scalzi, New York Times bestselling author, Hugo Award winner, and author of Lock In, will be at Joseph-Beth Booksellers at 7 pm on September 11.

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