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January 2015

Gigs: Wick-It The Instigator, Cosmic Charlie’s

January 29 @ 10:00 pm
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Avenue, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Wick-It The Instigator plays at Cosmic Charlie’s at 10 pm.

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Comedy: Ron White, EKU

January 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
EKU Center for the Arts,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Grammy-nominated comedian Ron White performs at EKU’s Center for the Arts on January 29.

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Music: Elvis Lives, Lexington Opera House

January 29 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The variety Live and The Opera House Fund present Elvis Lives at the Lexington Opera House on January 29 at 7:30 pm. “Elvis Lives is a multi-media and live musical journey across Elvis’ life.  Featuring finalists from Elvis Presley Enterprises’ Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. The Elvis tribute artists will be joined by a live band, back-up singers and dancers, along with an Ann-Margret tribute artist, as well as iconic imagery made available from the Graceland archives.”

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Keb’ Mo’, Lexington Opera House

January 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY United States
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Keb’ Mo’ performs at the Lexington Opera House at 7:30 pm on January 28. “The volunteers of the Troubadour Concert Series and Highbridge Springs Water are proud to return three-time Grammy winner, Keb’ Mo’ in concert at the Lexington Opera House. This multi-award winning blues master has been described as “a living link to the seminal Delta blues that travelled up the Mississippi River and across the expanse of America.” His post-modern blues style is influenced by folk, rock, jazz…

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Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, Carnegie Center

January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Carnegie Center,
Second Street, Lexington, KY United States
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The Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place at the Carnegie Center at 6:30 pm on January 28.

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Gigs: The Curtis Brothers, O’Neill’s

January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Curtis Brothers play at 8 pm at O’Neill’s.

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Gigs: Like Pacific, ArtsPlace

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ArtsPlace,
161 North Mill St, Lexington, KY United States
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Like Pacific play at 7 pm at ArtsPlace.

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Dance: Paul Taylor Dance Company, Centre College

January 27 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Norton Center for the Arts,
600 West Walnut Street, Danville, KY 40422 United States
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The Paul Taylor Dance company will perform American Dreamer on Tuesday, January 27, at 7:30 pm. “Another nod to Kentucky will come in the form of the Paul Taylor Dance Company in January 2015. This troupe, Taylor’s primary company, celebrates its 60th season this year, and their Newlin Hall performance will feature the Kentucky premiere of American Dreamer, a brand new work set to the music of Kentucky’s own Stephen Foster. A direct disciple of the Martha Graham dance lineage,…

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Gigs: Dirtbag, Autocrat, Al’s Bar

January 26 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Al’s Bar,
601 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY United States
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Dirtbag, Autocrat, Toke and Morrowind play for Metal Monday at Al’s Bar at 9 pm.

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Books: Brandon Sanderson, Joseph-Beth

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joseph Beth,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Brandon Sanderson discusses and signs Firefight: The Reckoners Book Two at 7 pm at Joseph-Beth on January 26.

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Event: Wild Kratts Live, EKU

January 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
EKU Center for the Arts,
521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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EKU will host the Wild Kratts on Sunday, January 25, at 3 pm. “Join Martin and Chris Kratt, the real-life stars of PBS’s Emmy-nominated “Wild Kratts,” for an all new theatrical stage show based on the hit animated series. The brothers step out live on stage to engage the audience in a classic “Creature adventure.” Using their worldwide network of Wild Kratts kids and their Creature Power Suits the Kratts tap into the powers of some of their favorite animals…

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KIDS: Señora Tortuga, LCT

January 25
Lexington Children’s Theatre,
418 W. Short St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Sunday, January 25 – 2:00 Saturday, January 31 – 2:00 Saturday, January 31 – 7:00 Sunday, February 1 – 2:00  

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Competition: Lexington’s Got Groove Finals, Lyric Theatre

January 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Lyric Theatre,
300 E Third St, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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The Lyric Theatre will host the “Lexington’s Got Talent” finals competition on Saturday, January 24 starting at 8 pm.

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ART Lexington Tattoo Project Gallery Opening, UK Art Museum

January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UK Art Museum,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY United States
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“The Lexington Tattoo Project is a collaboration between artists Kremena Todorova and Kurt Gohde, and poet Bianca Spriggs, whose poem The ____of the Universe: A Love Story inspired numerous residents to have their bodies tattooed with suggestive fragments of text, punctuation marks, and small design elements. A celebration of pride and place, the project has been documented by a thoughtful website, video, and a hardcover book. Now for the first time, the photographs of participants are exhibited as a gallery exhibition, spreading…

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Same Difference Gallery Opening, UK Art Museum

January 24 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UK Art Museum,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY United States
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“The three artists in this exhibition each use strategies of theme and variation, producing a range of painted and sculpted elements that are stacked, clustered, and installed in unique ways. Their works reference domestic and decorative traditions, manufacturing and labor, and the female body as a repository of lived experiences. image credit: RUSSELL MALTZ, S.P./ACCU-FLO #113, acrylic on plywood, steel, courtesy the artist”

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Event: Monster Jam, Rupp Arena

January 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
432 W. Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Rupp Arena will host Monster Jam on Saturday, January 24 at 7:30 pm. “Monster Jam returns to Rupp Arena! Starring the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam trucks! The twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over – OR smash through. The 2015 touring season brings more Monster Jam excitement tailored perfectly for your family’s budget, and these colorful, larger-than-life beasts are sure to capture the…

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Gigs: Floraburn, The Green Lantern

January 24
The Green Lantern,
497 West Third Street, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Floraburn play at The Green Lantern.

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Gigs: I Like You, Al’s Bar

January 23 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Al’s Bar,
601 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY United States
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I Like You, Ondezvous, Salute The Moon, and Zen Highway play at Al’s Bar at 9 pm.

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Gigs: Elisa Ambroglio, Green Lantern

January 23 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Green Lantern,
497 West Third Street, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Elisa Ambroglio and Nathan Bowles play at The Green Lantern at 9 pm.

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Gigs: The Tim Talbert Project, O’Neill’s

January 23 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
O’Neill’s,
2051 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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The Tim Talbert Project play at O’Neill’s at 9 pm.

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Cardinal Hill Wild Game Dinner and Sport Auction, Campbell House

January 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Campbell House,
1375 S. Broadway Road, Lexington, KY 40504 United States

“The 12th Annual Wild Game Dinner & Sport Auction benefiting Cardinal Hill Hospital. The evening’s main attraction is the exotic dishes prepared by several local chefs.  Guests will also enjoy live music by The Big River Band, complimentary bourbon tastings and a Live Sporting Auction complete with several fishing and hunting excursions.”

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Broadway: Guys and Dolls, Lexington Opera House

January 23 - 25
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Broadway Live and the Opera House Fund present Guys and Dolls January 23-25 “Bustling with gamblers, gangsters, and sassy showgirls, GUYS AND DOLLS celebrates Broadway’s golden era with one of the greatest scores ever written for a musical by the legendary Frank Loesser, masterfully witty book and lyrics by Joe Swerling and comedy legend Abe Burrows, and the glorious Damon Runyon’s comic book world of 1940s Times Square New York City. Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy – GUYS…

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Theatre: Agnes of God, Studio Players

January 23 - 25
Studio Players Carriage House,
154 W. Bell Court, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Studio Players presents John Pielmeier’s Agnes of God, directed by Paul Thomas. “Little lamb, who made thee? Pray, tell the Mother Superior. Pray, tell the psychologist. Little lamb, who killed thee? (This play contains mature themes)” Friday, January 23: 8 pm Saturday, January 24: 8 pm Sunday, January 25: 2:30 pm Reservations: 859.257.4929

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Gigs: Aqueos, Cosmic Charlie’s

January 22 @ 10:00 pm
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Avenue, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Aqueos and The McLovins play at Cosmic Charlie’s at 10 pm.

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Gigs: Rakadu, Natasha’s

January 22 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Natasha’s,
112 Esplanade, Lexington, Kentucky 40507 Select a Country:
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Rakadu perform at 9 pm at Natasha’s.

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Theatre: Dr. Faustus, Transy’s Carrick Theatre

January 22 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Carrick Theater,
300 N. Broadway, Lexington, United States
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“As part of their Method in Madness Tour, the American Shakespeare Center presents “The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus,” a play written by Christopher Marlowe. Faustus sells his soul, not for riches, but for knowledge and power. Marlowe weaves a shocking and contemporary tale of the struggle between good and evil, championing what is most daring in the human spirit. In his masterpiece that predates almost all of Shakespeare’s plays, Marlowe breathtakingly conjures Helen of…

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Books: Christopher Scotton, Joseph Beth

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington Green, Lexington, KY United States
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Author, Christopher Scotton, will discuss and sign his book, Secret Wisdom of the Earth: A Novel on Thursday, January 22 at 7 pm at Joseph Beth.

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Comedy: David Alan Grier, Comedy Off Broadway

January 22 - 25
Comedy Off Broadway,
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David Alan Grier performs at Comedy Off Broadway. Thursday, January 22: 7:15 pm Friday, January 23: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm Saturday, January 24: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm Sunday, January 25: 7:15 pm  

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Gigs: Matt Gerwin, Paulie’s Toasted Barrel

January 21 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Paulie’s Toasted Barrel,
517 W. Main Street, Lexington, KY United States
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Matt Gerwin plays at 9 pm at Paulie’s Toasted Barrel.

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Holler Poet Series, Al’s Bar

January 21 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Al’s Bar,
601 N. Limestone St. , Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Al’s Bar hosts the Holler Poet Series at 9 pm. Musical guest is Stephen Molyneux (La Station Radar Records).

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Gigs: DeBraun Thomas, Parlay Social

January 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Parlay Social,
257 West Short Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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DeBraun Thomas plays at Parlay Social at 8 pm.

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Million Dollar Quartet, EKU

January 21 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Million Dollar Quartet will be performing at the EKU Center for the Arts on Wednesday January 21 at 7:30 pm.

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Books: Tess Gerritsen, Joseph Beth

January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Joesph-Beth Booksellers,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Tess Gerritsen will sign and discuss her book, Die Again: A Rizzoli & Isles Novel at Joseph Beth on Wednesday, January 21 at 7 pm.

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Gigs: Ben Lacy and Corey Cross, O’Neill’s

January 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
O’Neill’s,
2051 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Ben Lacy and Corey Cross play at O’Neill’s at 5 pm.

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CANCELED Theatre: Friends, Farish Theater

January 21 - 23
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Farish Theater in the Lexington Public Library,  Kobo Abe’s Friends, performed by the Balagula Theatre Company.  “A Japanese comedy of menace. An absurdist drama about the gradual destruction of the individual. A family enters the apartment of a young man and announces that they will save him from his loneliness by living with them. Slowly, they destroy everything, in the cheerful psychotic name of ‘brotherly love’.” Wednesday, January 21: 7 pm Thursday, January 22: 7 pm Friday, January 23: 7 pm…

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UK Basketball: UK vs Vandy, Rupp

January 20 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Where and at what time is the UK game tonight? UK hosts Vanderbilt at Rupp Arena at 9 pm.

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Gigs: The Northside Sheiks, Henry Clay’s Pub

January 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Henry Clay’s Public House,
Lexington, KY United States
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The Northside Sheiks play at Henry Clay’s Pub at 8 pm.

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Art: Artist Talk: Libby Rowe, Morlan Gallery

January 20 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
Morlan Gallery, Mitchell Fine Arts Center,
Lexington, KY United States
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Libby Rowe will speak at Transylvania’s Morlan Gallery on Tuesday, January 20, from 12:30 until 1:15. “Rowe holds a Master of Fine Arts with an emphasis in photography from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography from the University of Northern Iowa. Her work addresses issues of identity and belonging.”

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Gigs: Shemekia Copeland, Natasha’s

January 19 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Shemekia Copeland plays at Natasha’s at 9 pm.

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MLK Day Community Celebration, Carnegie Center

January 19 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Carnegie Center,
251 West Second Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Carnegie Center hosts an MLK Day Community Celebration on January 19. The event will go on from 1230 – 330 pm; there will be a couple of speakers, including UK’s Bianca Spriggs, music & entertainment, free food, and arts and crafts for the kids.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom March, Downtown

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

10:00 am – 11 am Martin Luther King Jr Freedom March, downtown. March begins at Heritage Hall. (There will be rolling street closures from W Vine St and S Broadway, proceeding east to Main St and Midland Ave, then west on Main St and back to Heritage Hall.) Commemorative Program at 11 am.

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Concert: Nicholas Goluses, Singletary Center

January 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Singletary Center for the Arts,
405 Rose St., Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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Guitarist Nicholas Goluses will preform on Sunday, January 18 at 7:30 pm. “One of America’s most sought-after guitarists, Nicholas Goluses is Professor of Guitar and director of the guitar programs at the Eastman School of Music, widely recognized as one of the world’s premier conservatories and a leading center for guitar study. At Eastman, he received the Eisenhart Award for Excellence, and is currently CoChair of the string department. Mr. Goluses has held the Andrés Segovia Faculty Chair at the…

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Gigs: Restless Leg String Band, Al’s Bar

January 17 @ 9:00 pm
Al’s Bar,
601 N. Limestone St. , Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Restless Leg String Band play at Al’s Bar at 9 pm.

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Gigs: Driftwood Gypsy, Al’s Bar

January 17 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Al’s Bar,
601 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY United States
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Driftwood Gypsy and Fatbox play at 9 pm at Al’s Bar.

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Concert: Laa Ann Womack, Norton Center

January 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Norton Center for the Arts,
600 West Walnut Street , Danville, KY 40422 United States
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Grammy and Country Music Association Album of the Year winner, Lee Ann Womack will preform at the Norton Center for the Arts on Saturday, January 17 at 8 pm.

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Sports: Harlem Globetrotters, Rupp Arena

January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
Lexington, KY United States
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On Saturday, January 17, at 7 pm, Rupp Arena will host the Harlem Globetrotters. “From tip off till the final whistle, FUN for the whole family! The World Famous Harlem Globetrotters bring their ridiculous basketball skills and amazing athletes to the Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY. Don’t miss this must see family fun event! The Globetrotters will face a great challenge this year, as the infamous Washington Generals are more determined than ever to beat the Globetrotters. The Generals, the last…

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Books: Jonathan Ashley, Morris Book Shop

January 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Morris Book Shop,
Lexington, KY United States
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On Saturday, January 17, at 4 pm, Jonathan Ashley will be signing copies of his new book, The Cost of Doing Business.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, Lyric Theatre

January 17 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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On January 17, UK’s Center for Community Outreach will organize a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. The event will run from 11 am – 4 pm. There will be free shuttles running over from the Lyric Theatre to each site. Sites include the International Book Project, Habitat for Humanity, Catholic Action Center, the Carnegie Center, Hope Lodge, and St. Agnes House. For a full listing of volunteer opportunities that day, click here.

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Gigs: Eric Cummins Band, Cheapside

January 16 @ 10:00 pm
Cheapside Bar & Grill,
131 Cheapside, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Eric Cummins Band play at Cheapside at 10 pm.

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Gigs: See Alice, O’Neill’s

January 16 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
O’Neill’s,
2051 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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See Alice play at O’Neill’s at 9 pm.

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