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December 2014

Books: Anne Byre, Joesph Beth

December 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joesph-Beth Booksellers,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Anne Byre will discuss and sign her cookbook, Anne Byrn Saves the Day! Cookbook: 125 Guaranteed-To-Please, Go-To Recipes to Rescue Any Occasion on Thursday, Dec 4th at 7 pm.

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Drink: Lighting Of The Trace, Buffalo Trace Distillery

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Buffalo Trace Distillery,
113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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The Buffalo Trace Distillery will host an evening of festivities starting with the lighting of the displays throughout the Distillery at 6 pm, and a Candlelight Tour at 6 pm. The Kentucky State University Choir will perform and Santa will visit at 7 pm.

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Theatre: Venus in Fur, Farish Theatre

December 4 - 7
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 will present Davis Ives’ The Venus in Fur, performed by the Balagula Theatre Company.  “Playwright Thomas Novachek is at a loss. There are simply no actresses talented enough to play his leading lady. Then in walks Vanda, a mysterious siren with the uncanny ability to inhabit his character. All bets are off when the audition quickly escalates into a seductive power play. With loads of cheek and a hint of the erotic, ‘Venus in Fur’ keeps…

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Comedy: Taylor Williamson, Comedy Off Broadway

December 4 - 7
Comedy Off Broadway,
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Taylor Williamson performs at Comedy Off Broadway. Thursday, December 4:  7:15 pm Friday, December 5: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm Saturday, December 6: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm Sunday, December 7: 7:15 pm  

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MUSIC: Troubadour Concert Series: Blue Sky Riders, The Lyric Theatre

December 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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On Tuesday December 2nd The Blue Sky Riders will perform songs from their debut album at the Lyric Theatre. “Kenny Loggins has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, and now he’s part of the country trio “Blue Sky Riders,” (Kenny Loggins, Georgia Middleman, Gary Burr) whose debut album, “Finally Home,” came out earlier this year. Performing such favorites as ‘Celebrate Me Home,’ ‘This Is It,’ ‘Whenever I Call You Friend,’ Footloose and ‘Danny’s Song,’ along with Blue Sky Riders performing…

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Gigs: Ben Sollee, Al’s Bar

December 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Al’s Bar,
601 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY United States
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Lexington native and cellist Ben Sollee will perform with the Broke Spoke Orchestra at Al’s bar, Saturday, December 6, at 7 pm.

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GIGS: Acoustic Jam, Lexington Opera House

December 2
Lexington Opera House,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Lexington Opera House will host a series of country artists benefitting the Kentucky Children’s Hospital.

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November 2014

Gigs: The Tall Boys, Cosmic Charlie’s

November 30 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Avenue, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Sunday Service: The Tall Boys at Cosmic Charlie’s: November 30 at 9 pm.

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UK Basketball: UK vs Providence, Rupp

November 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 W Vine St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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UK basketball home game: UK hosts Providence at Rupp Arena at 2 pm.

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Blessing of the Hounds, Shaker Village

November 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill,
3501 Lexington Rd. , Harrodsburg , KY 40330 United States
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The Blessing of the Hounds tradition continues at the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill on November 29 at 10 am. “Produced by The Woodford Hounds Hunt ClubJoin Shaker Village and the Woodford Hounds fox hunters for their annual Blessing of the Hounds. This traditional event features a blessing of the hounds, riders and the fox and is followed by the first meet of the formal season. Witness this grand event where riders dress in formal hunting attire with foxhounds alongside.:

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KIDS: A Charlie Brown Christmas, LCT

November 29
Lexington Opera House,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Saturday, November 29 – 2:00 Saturday, December 6 – 2:00 Saturday, December 6 – 7:00 Sunday, December 7 – 2:00

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Lexington Christmas Tree Lighting, Triangle Park

November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Triangle Park,
400 West Main St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Meet The Lexington Singers downtown in Triangle Park as they help the City of Lexington get in the Christmas spirit with the annual lighting of the Lexington Christmas Tree.

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Gobble Grease Toss 2014, Henry Clay High School

November 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Henry Clay High School,
2100 Fontaine Road, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Where to recycle your Thanksgiving grease from your Thanksgiving deep-fried turkey? Henry Clay High School hosts Lexington’s annual Gobble Grease Toss on November 28 between 10 am and 2 pm. Frying a turkey this Thanksgiving? Bring your used cooking oil to the Gobble Grease Toss! Please carry oil in a secure, lidded container to prevent spills. Residents only; no businesses, please.

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Theatre: Venus in Fur, Farish Theatre

November 28 - 30
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 Davis Ives’ The Venus in Fur, performed by the Balagula Theatre Company.  “Playwright Thomas Novachek is at a loss. There are simply no actresses talented enough to play his leading lady. Then in walks Vanda, a mysterious siren with the uncanny ability to inhabit his character. All bets are off when the audition quickly escalates into a seductive power play. With loads of cheek and a hint of the erotic, ‘Venus in Fur’…

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Theatre: And Then There Were None, Studio Players

November 28 - 30
Studio Players Carriage House,
154 W. Bell Court, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Studio Players presents Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, directed by Gary McCormick. “First there were ten, And then there were none. If no one survived, Who is the guilty one?” Friday, November 28: 8 pm Saturday, November 29: 8 pm Sunday, November 30: 2:30 pm

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Comedy: Jeff Caldwell, Comedy Off Broadway

November 28 - 29
Comedy Off Broadway,
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Jeff Caldwell performs at Comedy Off Broadway. Friday, November 28: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm Saturday, November 29: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm

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Thoroughbred Classic 5K, Keeneland

November 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Keeneland,
4201 Versailles Road, Lexington, KY 40510 United States
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A Kentucky Thanksgiving Day tradition. The annual Thoroughbred Classic takes place November 27 at the Keeneland horse racing facility in Lexington.

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Red Barn Radio: Restless Leg String Band, ArtsPlace

November 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ArtsPlace,
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On November 26, Restless Leg String Band performs at ArtsPlace at 8 pm as a part of Red Barn Radio.

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UK Basketball: UK vs UT Arlington, Rupp

November 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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UK basketball home game: UK hosts UT Arlington at Rupp Arena at 7 pm.

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Wandering Storytellers, Farish Theatre

November 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Wandering Storytellers features the winners of the Kentucky Youth Storytelling competition. Central Library Farish Theatre on November 24 at 7 pm.

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Woodsongs: Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Lyric Theatre

November 24 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lyric Theater,
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Woodsongs Partners Night features a double-header and starts at 6:30 pm. Ramblin’ Jack Elliott is the headliner. He is supported by Neil Robinson & The Rose of No-Man’s Land and Country Current.

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Gigs: Restless Leg String Band, Cosmic Charlie’s

November 23 @ 10:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Avenue, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Sunday Service: Restless Leg String Band at Cosmic Charlie’s: November 23 at 10 pm.

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DANCE: 1001 Nights, DAC

November 23 @ 7:00 pm
Downtown Arts Center,
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Mecca presents its 3rd Annual 1001 Nights performance. Please join Mecca Studio dancers, Rakadu, and special guests: Aminata Cairo, March Madness Marching Band, Anaya Belly Dance, SuperKate Slepicka, Alyssum Pohl, Artist, Tripp Bratton, Julie Edwards, Jules Downum, and  Mira Betz for an inspiring evening of belly dance, performance art, ritual, music and more! Doors at 6pm Show at 7pm

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UK Basketball: UK vs Montana State, Rupp

November 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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UK basketball home game: UK hosts the Montana State at Rupp Arena at 6 pm.

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The Second City, EKU

November 22 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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The Second City will be performing at the EKU Center for the Arts on Saturday November 22 at 7:30 pm.

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Concert: Slipknot, Rupp Arena

November 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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“Slipknot have announced the next phase of their uncompromising history -– the release of .5: The Gray Chapter – the fifth studio album from the GRAMMY AWARD®-winning group – arrives on October 21, while their North American Prepare For Hell tour, promoted exclusively by Live Nation, is set to kick off immediately following the band’s previously announced Knotfest (October 24 – 26) and will include a stop in Lexington, KY at Rupp Arena on Saturday, November 22nd. Slipknot have also…

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Lexington Humane Society Beastie Ball, Griffin Gate Marriott

November 22 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Marriott Griffin Gate,
Lexington, KY United States
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The Whiskers in Wonderland themed Beastie Ball 2014 is at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa on November 22. The Beastie Ball is the Lexington Humane Society’s annual gala and primary fundraiser. Expect an evening of food, drinks, live and silent auctions, dancing and music by Joey and the Cruisers.

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Kentucky Kicks Ass Brewfest, The Grand Reserve

November 22 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Grand Reserve,
903 Manchester St., Lexington, KY United States
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“Craft Beer in Kentucky is growing at an amazing speed. Come down and taste from more than 13 of Kentucky’s breweries.Brews: Against the Grain, Apocalypse, BBC, Beer Engine, Blue Stallion, Country Boys Cumberland, Ei8ht Ball, Ethereal, Falls City, Kentucky Ale, Rooster Brew, Sterling, West Sixth, and more Food By: Hardwood Pizza Co., Minton’s at 760, and Thai & MightyMusic By: DJ Leroy spins Swingin’ Country and Rockin’ Bop tunesFull Bar by Grand Reserve for Non-beer drinkers Benefiting: Kentuckians For The…

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Art: Improbable Baubles Reception, Headley-Whitney Museum

November 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Headley-Whitney Museum,
4435 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY 40510 United States
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“Improbable Baubles is an art program designed to give public and private school children from the region an opportunity to create, perform and respond to art. Students learn the history of Headley-Whitney Museum founder George Headley, his artwork and bibelots, and his significance to Kentucky, and then create their own works of art (faux bibelots), democratically choosing pieces by their own peers to be displayed at the Headley-Whitney Museum.”

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Turkey Run, Castlewood Community Center

November 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Castlewood Community Center,
201 Castlewood Drive, Lexington, KY 40505 United States
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The Turkey Run is at Castlewood Community Center. Register the day of from 10 – 11 am. The run starts at 11. Ages 5 – 12.

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Gigs: Aaron Behrens & The Midnight Stroll, Cosmic Charlie’s

November 21 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Avenue, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Ghostland Observatory’s Aaron Behrens and The Midnight Stroll play at Cosmic Charlie’s on Friday, November 21.

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UK Basketball: UK vs Boston, Rupp

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 W Vine St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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UK basketball home game: UK hosts the Boston University Terriers at Rupp Arena at 7 pm.

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Art: ‘Totems, Tales, and Toons’ Reception, MS Rezny

November 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MS Rezny Gallery,
903 Manchester Street, Lexington, KY United States
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“Artist reception in conjunction with LexArts Gallery Hop. The secret life of the pencil will be revealed through cartoons by Chris Brannock and Kathy Rees Johnson’s paintings will be about people, plants and places that populate the storylines of her life.”

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Lexington Gallery Hop

November 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The LexArts Gallery Hop is on Friday, November 21. 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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Art: Thirty Plus, New Editions Gallery

November 21 @ 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 hosts Thirty Plus, featuring a number of local and national artists, on November 21 at 5 pm.

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Art: James Shambhu Opening, Tribeca Trunk

November 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tribeca Trunk,
116 Old Lafayette Avenue, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Gallery opening at Tribeca Trunk: Working Hard to Remain Still by James Shambhu. Figurative mixed media works on plaster and paper.

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Theatre: And Then There Were None, Studio Players

November 21 - 23
Studio Players Carriage House,
154 W. Bell Court, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Studio Players presents Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, directed by Gary McCormick. “First there were ten, And then there were none. If no one survived, Who is the guilty one?” Friday, November 21: 8 pm Saturday, November 22: 8 pm Sunday, November 23: 2:30 pm

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Comedy Mania 2014, Rupp Arena

November 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Comedy Mania 2014 is on November 11th at 7:30 pm. It benefits the Calipari Foundation, GSPAN, and Samaritan’s Feet. “Coach John Calipari and The Calipari Foundation have joined with Global Sports Aid Network and Samaritan’s Feet for a benefit effort, Comedy Mania. Headlining the event will be comedian Bill Engvall from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour and Dancing with the Stars, along with actor/comedian, Sinbad. “I’m really honored and excited to be a part of this event,” Engvall stated. “There is…

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Books: The Houses of Richard B. Isenhour, Carnegie Center

November 20 @ 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm
Carnegie Center,
251 West Second Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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“Today the term “mid-century modern” designates a design movement in American housing that began after World War II. The postwar era was a time of new beginnings, with some designers creating a new look in housing for the modern age. Along with architects across the nation, Kentucky’s Richard B. Isenhour focused on new design goals — simple lines, open living areas, connection to the outdoors, and use of natural materials. Larry Isenhour, author of the book The Houses Of Richard…

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SCAPA’s Macbeth, Lafayette High School

November 20 - 22
Lafayette High School Beeler Auditorium,
401 Reed Lane, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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SCAPA presents Macbeth. Thursday, November 20: 7 pm Friday, November 21: 8 pm Saturday, November 22: 2 pm

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Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing, UK Guignol Theatre

November 20 - 23
UK’s Guignol Theatre,
Rose Street, Lexington, KY United States
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“Love who – me? Clever Beatrice exchanges quips with Benedick, her equal in witty rhetoric. A bit of trickery soon turns their squabbles to swoons. Meanwhile, Claudio falls crazy in love with the gentle Hero. The lovebirds intend to wed, but not before the villainous Don John threatens their plans with a wicked scheme. Romance, comedy and adventure make for a gleeful recipe in Shakespeare’s timeless classic.: Thursday, November 20: 7:30 pm Friday, November 21: 7:30 pm Saturday, November 22:…

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Theatre: Shakespeare in Mind, Transy

November 20 - 23
Lucille Little Theatre, Transylvania University,
Lexington, KY United States
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“Directed by Michael Bigelow Dixon Transylvania University proudly presents “Shakespeare in Mind,” an original Transylvania production that channel-surfs Shakespeare through 21st-century American culture. Shakespeare’s scenes and soliloquies mix with contemporary playwriting; film performances share the stage with Shakespearean swag; and works based on, inspired by, or ripped off from the Bard combine with biography and theories that someone else wrote Shakespeare’s plays. If the mention of Shakespeare’s name sparks a hundred associations in your mind, this production is for you.”…

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Comedy: Jon Reep, Comedy Off Broadway

November 20 - 23
Comedy Off Broadway,
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Jon Reep performs at Comedy Off Broadway. Thursday, November 20:  7:15 pm Friday, November 21: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm Saturday, November 22: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm Sunday, November 23: 7:15 pm

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Holler Poets Series, Al’s Bar

November 19 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Al’s Bar,
601 N. Limestone St., Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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There is a Holler Poets Series at Al’s Bar at 9 pm on Wednesday, November 19.

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RED BARN RADIO: My Brother The Bear, Arts Place

November 19 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtsPlace,
161 N. Mill St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Indie Folk band, My Brother the Bear will perform on Wednesday November 19th at the Arts Place.

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Sporting Art Auction, Keeneland

November 19 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Keeneland,
Lexington, United States
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The Sporting Art Auction at Keeneland is on November 19, from 4 – 8 pm. “The auction represents an inspired collaboration between the world’s largest Thoroughbred auction house and the country’s premier gallery of fine sporting art and contemporary British figurative painting. The 2014 collection features 175 high-quality lots representing fine sporting art, American paintings and sculpture from renowned artists. The artwork will be exhibited for public viewing in the Keeneland Sales Pavilion beginning with the September Yearling Sale on…

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Speak: Garrison Keillor, EKU

November 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
EKU Center for the Arts,
521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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“Garrison Keillor is a storyteller. Returning to the EKU Center by popular demand, the charming, witty, and entertaining writer will have you wrapped around his finger with his touching anecdotes, comic monologues, and thought-provoking observations. You’ll never forget his tales of Lake Wobegon and so much more”

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Ballet: Great Russian Nutcracker, UK Singletary Center

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UK Singletary Center for the Arts,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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The Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts Concert Hall on Tuesday, November 18 at 7 pm. “Moscow Ballet’s spectacular Great Russian Nutcracker… Celebrate the beloved Christmas tradition with the whole family as 40 world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life. The New York Times raves “Knock Out!” Experience Tchaikovsky’s master score this Christmas with the magic of larger than-life-puppets, a growing Christmas Tree and super-sized Matrushka dolls…”

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FILM: Songs From the Second Floor, Farish Theatre

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Farish Theater,
140 East Main St, Lexington, KY United States
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The Farish Theatre presents Roy Andersson’s Songs From the Second Floor at the Farish Theatre on Tuesday, November 18th.

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UK Women’s Basketball: UK vs Baylor, Rupp

November 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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UK home game: UK women’s basketball hosts Baylor at the 7th Annual College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon at Rupp Arena at 7 pm .

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