May 19, 2013 – May 20, 2013
Louisville’s Tibetan Buddhist Center, the Drepung Gomang Institute, and the City of Louisville will host His Holiness the Dalai Lama May 19-20, 2013 at the KFC Yum! Center for a Public Talk and Teaching.
The two-day event, called “Engaging Compassion” will begin on Sunday, May 19 at the KFC Yum! Center when the Dalai Lama will present a public talk
On Monday, May 20, the Dalai Lama will give a two-part public Buddhist teaching in the morning and afternoon.
May 18, 2013 – May 19, 2013
This event, formerly known as a Mural Revival Party, has been resurrected and will be taking place this weekend on May 18-19, 5 pm to 5 pm. In this 24 hour span will be live music, food, art, and surprise appearances. This party is considered a going away party for local artist Bruce Burris, which will be commenced with a cake cutting at 4 pm on Sunday, with a show from the March Madness marching band. For the full story on Bruce Burris, click here.
Think Local Drink Local is West Sixth’s one event every year where they bring in beer from other local breweries. This year’s will include beers from Beer Engine, a brewery in Danville that hasn’t ever distributed their beers outside of their taproom. There will also be beers from Country Boy, Against the Grain, and Apocalypse Brewing.
In addition to having Country Western back on tap, they’ll also have special Country Western pint glasses and t-shirts for sale.
Downtown walking tour hosted by the Mary Todd Lincoln House. Mrs. Lincoln enjoyed an urban upbringing and brought her husband Abraham back to Lexington to visit her family. The downtown “Mrs. Lincoln’s Lexington” walking tour includes locations relevant to her childhood and Lexington history.
The tour will be offered at 2:30PM on the Wednesday afternoons of May 22, May 29, June 5, and June 12. The tour is approximately 1.5 miles. Cost is $10 for the general public and $5 for members. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Space is limited and filled on a first come, first serve basis. Contact Gwen at (859) 233-9999 for info.
The Founders’ Day Celebration is a family event that commemorates Lexington’s history with pioneers reenacting the 1775 era, historic music, exhibits, and Native American programs. Feel welcome to bring your own picnic, but food will be sold on site.
Bike Month Lexington KY 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013, 10:00am
Registration begins at 8:00am at the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza at Main Street and Limestone
Join thousands of cyclists to reclaim the streets of Lexington on the Family Fun Ride! There’s lots to see and do; come downtown early to:
Register for the ride – 8:00 – 9:50am
You must be registered to participate in the Family Fun Ride.
Participate in the Kids’ Bike Safety Rodeo – 8:30 – 9:30am
Compete in the Sprout Sprint, Bike Lexington’s own children’s bike race – 8:30-9:45am
The Sprout Sprint is a youth bike race coordinated by the YMCA and is open to all kids up to age 12! This year the Sprout Sprint course will be a closed circuit and kids will be doing a series of short laps. The Sprout Sprint is FREE and all kids must complete a waiver/registration form and wear a helmet. Age groups will be 5 and under, 6 – 9, and 10 – 12. Heat races will take place every 10 minutes beginning at 8:30am.
The Family Fun Ride takes off promptly at 10am!
Plus: giveaways, music, booths, and more!
May 13-19th is Lexington Craft Beer week
Wine + market’s 1st ever parking lot beer festival
For Brewer Bonanza, several specialty kegs tapped hourly.
Featured breweries include:
Country Boy (local), West Sixth (local), Alltech (local), Against the Grain (Louisville), Founders (Michigan), Bell’s (Michigan), Great Lakes (Ohio), Left Hand (Colorado), North Coast (California), Stone (California), Schlafly (Missouri), Dark Horse (Michigan), Stillwater (Maryland)
Tickets are $15/person, which includes ten 4 oz pours of beer. To pre-pay, just stop by W+M or visit wineandmarket.com to pay via Paypal. Drinking is for 21+, but families with small kids are welcome!
This event sponsored by the Historic Western Suburb Neighborhood Association and proceeds will go to helping the HWS do good works, like planting trees.
May 17, 2013
Ana Egge is a Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter who relies on her guitar and lyrics to tell a story. For more on her, visit here.
Fountain Films on Friday will be showing Pee Wee’s Big Adventure on May 17th at Triangle Park.
Full List of Fountain Films:
May 31: Red Dawn (1984)
June 14: Walk the Line
June 28: The Princess Bride
July 12: Jumanji
July 26: Legally Blonde
August 9: Raising Arizona
August 23: Young Frankenstein
Annual fundraiser to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association’s Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter, including the 24-hour Helpline, MedicAlert/Safe Return Program, family support groups, respite for caregivers and research. Awards will be given, including Family Caregiver of the Year, Professional Caregiver of the Year, Media Partner of the Year, Corporate Partner of the Year, and Annual Giving Award.
The event includes dinner, a silent and live auction, bourbon tasting, dancing and live entertainment. Tickets are $85 per person, or $1,000 for a corporate table. Cocktail attire. For reservations or more information, contact Amber Lakin at 859-266-5283
“The Meeting Bowl” was a month-long Paul Roger Ballard exhibit in Times Square in NYC in 2011. It included this 12×18 print mounted on gatorboard. His work is on exhibit May 1 thru June 2013 at Solaris Art Gallery in Versailles.
Reception is Friday May 17 from 6 to 9 PM.
Music by Firebird Chamber Ensemble live.
Solaris Art Gallery
224 Yellow Jacket Drive
Land of Tomorrow Presents: Clusterflock
Curated by Nathaniel Hendrickson, featuring the work of Mike Bale, Mark Barczak, Peter Golemboski, Nathaniel Hendrickson, Shohei Katayama, Nick Layman, Douglas Lucas, JR McCleney, Kevin Melzer, Wesley Miller, Yoko Molotov, Sara Pitt, Angela Ress, Philip Rodriguez, Anna Lee Roeder, and Aaron West, with performances by Yoko Molotov, Lady Pyramid and Black Birds of Paradise
On view at Land of Tomorrow, Lexington
May 17 – May 31, 2013
Opening reception at 6pm on Friday, May 17th
Free admission from 6pm to 8pm
$5.00 admission after 8pm
May 17, 2013 – May 18, 2013
On The Verge presents
Love, Loss and What I Wore
by Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron
7:30 p.m. May 9, 10, 11, 17,18, 30, 31 and June 1
2 p.m. May 12 and June 2
Après Vous, 183 Moore Drive, Lexington, KY 40503
The regional premiere of Nora Ephron’s Love, Loss and What I Wore at Après Vous boutique on Moore Drive.
Why? Because it’s a play about women, relationships and their relationships with clothes.
Tickets $25 (Includes a reception and 20% off a purchase at Après Vous)
To purchase tickets call 859 275-5577. Visa/MasterCard/Check/Cash
Starring Samantha Doane-Bates, Erica House, Georgeanne Edwards, Stephanie Peniston, Susan Dudley Wigglesworth and Janet Scott. Directed by Ave Lawyer
May 16, 2013
Lexington KY Events Listings May 2013
On May 16, 2013 Institute 193 will host the release party for Despair, Vol. 1, a new book by the artist JT Dockery.
The event will also feature a musical performance by Dockery’s band The Smacks!, and a multi-media puppet performance by the Baltimore artists Eamon Espey and Lisa Krause titled “Ishi’s Brain.”