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October 2014

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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Woodsongs: Crowe, Lawson & Williams, Lyric Theatre

October 13 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third Street, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Crowe, Lawson & Williams perform as a part of Bluegrass Legends Night at the Lyric Theater on October 13. 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. “Banjo master J.D. Crowe, multi-award winning trailblazer Doyle Lawson, and Bluegrass Gospel legend Paul Williams have joined forces for a second time to produce and deliver an amazingly powerful selection of songs on Standing Tall and Tough. Capturing the traditional drive, emotion…

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Bill Cosby, Louisville Palace

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Louisville Palace,
625 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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Bill Cosby will perform at the Louisville Palace on Sunday, October 12, at 7 pm.

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Reba McEntire, EKU Center for the Arts

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
EKU Center for the Arts,
521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Reba McEntire performs at the EKU Center for the Arts to support Richmond’s St. Mark Roman Catholic Church.

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Battle in the Saddle, Kentucky Horse Park

October 12 @ 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Horse Park,
4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY 40511 United States
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“The KHP Foundation Battle in the Saddle is a celebrity team penning event benefitting the KHP Foundation. This event pairs two amateur team penning riders with a celebrity guest rider to determine who can pen the group of cattle in the quickest amount of time.”

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Run/Walk: 2nd Sunday, Coolavin Park

October 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

“This year’s 2nd Sunday event will take place on October 12, 3-5 p.m. 2nd Sunday 2014 provides an opportunity for the general public to preview the proposed route of the Legacy Trail from Coolavin Park to 4th Street to Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden Trailhead at Midland Avenue. There will be family fun activities at Coolavin Park. 2nd Sunday is a statewide initiative that encourages all forms of physical activity within the comforts of the local community, and is designed…

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Iron Horse Half Marathon, Midway

October 12 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Iron Horse Half Marathon takes place in Midway, KY on October 12. It starts at 8 am.

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PRHBTN, Buster’s

October 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Buster’s,
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The 4th annual PRHBTN will take place at Buster’s on Saturday, October 11th. This year’s party features the music of Mayhem, HugLife, Dropship, and Don Jose. The show will feature a 30,000 watt PK Sound system which will quadruple the size of the house system at Buster’s.

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Concert: Lara St. John, Norton Center

October 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Norton Center for the Arts,
600 West Walnut Street , Danville, KY 40422 United States
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“Fresh from the success of their 2012 collaboration Bach Sonatas, celebrated violinist Lara St. John and Marie-Pierre Langlamet, principal harpist of the Berlin Philharmonic, will form a duo once again for a recording and tour featuring the works of Bach and Franz Schubert.  Canadian-born violinist Lara St. John has been described as “something of a phenomenon” by The Strad and a “high-powered soloist” by the New York Times.  Lara created her own record label, Ancalagon, in 1999, and has recorded…

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Theatre: Out, Carnegie Center

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carnegie Center,
251 W. Second Street, lexington, KY 40507 United States
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” ‘Out’ is an original one-act in which a wide spectrum of individuals from Lexington’s LGBT community will chronicle their experience of coming out to friends, family, and the public at large. Don’t miss this poignant, courageous, and sometime hilarious show. Produced by Donna Ison in conjunction with community partner, Lexington Fairness, and community sponsor, Lexington United.”

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ART Family Tours, Pope Villa

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pope Villa,
326 Grosvenor Avenue, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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“Activities for families and kids of all ages exploring the historic Pope Villa and if the walls could talk, an immersive art installation created by international artist collective Expanded Draught.”

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Kentucky Reptile Zoo Slithering Halloween Spooktacular

October 11 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Kentucky Reptile Zoo,
200 L and E Railroad Pl. , Slade, KY 40376 United States
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Kentucky Reptile Zoo Slithering Halloween Sssssspooktacular: On Sunday, October 11, the Kentucky Reptile Zoo hosts Halloween-themed zoo tours, games, and arts & crafts.

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Incredible Food Show, Rupp Arena

October 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Now in its sixth year, the Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show features celebrity chef The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond. There also will be cooking demonstrations and exhibitions including specialty food companies, restaurants, kitchen accessories, and appliances.

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CANCELLED: 6th Annual Fall Arts Festival, Harrodsburg

October 11 - 12

The 6th annual Arts Council of Mercer County Fall Arts Festival will take place in Harrodsburg, KY on October 11 & 12. Expect handmade arts and crafts, live entertainment, kid activities, and Kentucky food. Saturday, October 11: 10 am – 6 pm Sunday, October 12: 10 am – 5 pm

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UK vs ULM, Commonwealth Stadium

October 11
Commonwealth Stadium,
1540 University Drive, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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The UK football team faces off against University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) at Commonwealth Stadium.  

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Books: Felix Francis, Joseph-Beth

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington, KY United States
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Friday, October 10 at 7 pm, Felix Francis discusses and signs Dick Francis’s Damage: A Novel of Suspense.

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Books: Hannah Pittard, Morris Book Shop

October 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E High Street, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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UK Assistant Professor Hannah Pittard signs her new book, Reunion, 5:30 pm, Morris Book Shop.

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Books: Felix Francis, Farish Theater

October 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Felix Francis talks and signs his new book Dick Francis’s Damage at the Farish Theater.

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ART PRHBTN, Buster’s

October 10 - 12
Buster’s,
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“PRHBTN /ˌproʊ əˈbɪʃ ən/ [proh-uh-bish-uh n]: A fusion of culture, art, and music. PRHBTN brings together a regional community of seasoned art lovers and those new to the street art genre by showcasing international, national, regional, and local artists, musicians, and businesses intrinsic to urban culture. For the fourth annual PRHBTN, we have gathered artists from all over the world to create new mural works around the city of Lexington, Kentucky. We are very proud to welcome this year’s artists who come to…

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Run: Bourbon Chase

October 10 - 11
Triangle Park,
Lexington, KY United States
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The 200-mile running competition starts October 10th and end October 11th at the finish line  at Triangle Park.

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Midnight Movie: Nosferatu, Kentucky Theatre

October 10 - 11
Kentucky Theatre,
214 East Main St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Kentucky Theater will show Nosferatu at midnight on Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11.  

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The Bourbon Social, Keeneland

October 10 - 12
Keeneland,
Lexington, United States
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This weekend is packed with Bourbon, Education, Kentucky and Southern inspired fare, Bourbon, Horse Racing, and Bourbon. Events take place at Keeneland and at the Fasig-Tipton.

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Cherub, Buster’s

October 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Buster’s,
899 Manchester Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Cherub play at Buster’s as a part of their Champagne Showers tour with Ghost Beach and Gibbz on Thursday, October 9th. The show will begin at 8 pm.

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Jazz Live at the Library, Farish Theatre

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Kasi Crooks and The Kendall Carter Trio perform at the Farish Theater at the Central Library at 7 pm as a part of the Jazz Live at the Library series.

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Bluegrass Tomorrow 25th Anniversary, Normandy Farm

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Normandy Farm,
4701 Paris Pike, Lexington, KY United States
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Dinner by Seasons Catering, live music by The Big Ugly, a silent auction and tours of historic Normandy Farm, celebrating 25 years of ‘Connecting the Bluegrass’.

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Lafayette Seminar on Local Food, WT Young Library Auditorium

October 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
William T. Young Library,
401 Hilltop Avenue, Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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“Closing the fall edition of the Lafayette Seminar will be a second panel discussion,Thinking Big: Local Food and Large Institutions, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at the William T. Young Library Auditorium and Gallery. This panel discussion will be followed by a reception featuring Kentucky Proud and local ingredients. Most of the conversation about local food tends to focus on the small scale – farmers’ markets, restaurants and CSAs. But large institutions – businesses, school districts, universities – are getting…

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Coralee & The Townees, Fifth Third Pavilion

October 9 @ 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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Theatre: Dancing at Lughnasa, Guignol Theatre

October 9 - 12
UK Guignol Theatre,
465 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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The UK Guignol Theatre presents Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa. This Tony Award-winning drama tells of the narrator’s childhood in Ballybeg, Ireland, raised by his young mother and her four sisters. Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. Originally produced on the New York stage by Noel Pearson in association with Bill Kenwright and Joseph Harris. Thursday, October 9: 7:30 pm Friday, October 10: 7:30 pm Saturday, October 11: 7:30 pm Sunday, October 12: 2 pm

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Comedy: Steve-O, Comedy Off Broadway

October 9 - 12
Comedy Off Broadway,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Jackass‘s Steve-O will perform at Comedy Off Broadway. Also appearing: Raanan Hershberg and Scott Wilson. Thursday, October 9:  8 pm Friday, October 10: 8 pm & 10:30 pm Saturday, October 11: 8 pm & 10:30 pm Sunday, October 12: 8 pm

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Red Barn Radio: Phoebe Hunt and Connor Forsyth

October 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ArtsPlace,
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On October 8, Red Barn Radio presents Phoebe Hunt and Connor Forsyth  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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Lexington Mayoral Debate, Carrick Theater

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Transylvania University’s Carrick Theater,
300 North Broadway Road, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Transylvania University hosts Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and challenger, former police chief Anthany Beatty in a mayoral debate leading up to the November elections.  

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Movies: Vertigo, Farish Theater

October 8 @ 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 Vertigo on November 8.

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Theatre: Sweeney Todd, Lexington Opera House

October 8 - 12
Lexington Opera House,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Wednesday, October 8: 7:30 pm Thursday, October 9: 7:30 pm Friday, October 10: 7:30 pm Saturday, October 11: 2 pm & 7:30 pm Sunday, October 12: 2 pm “A tale of a barber, Benjamin Barker, who is sentenced and exiled by a corrupt judge for a crime he didn’t commit. Benjamin returns fifteen years later under a new alias of Sweeney Todd to seek his revenge on the judge and to save his daughter. Soon, with the help of a…

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Movie: Notorious, Farish Theatre

October 7 @ 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 Notorious (1946) on November 7.

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Dress for Success’s Recycle the Runway, Grand Reserve

October 7 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Grand Reserve,
903 Manchester St., Lexington, KY United States
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Dress for Success Lexington is once again hosting “Recycle the Runway”, a unique fashion show and luncheon to benefit Dress for Success Lexington where local designers will be show off runway-ready fashions created out of a bag of “unsuitable” garments. 13 designers will showcase their ‘wearable art’ atDress for Success Lexington’s Recycle the Runway.

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Coheed and Cambria, Mercury Ballroom (Louisville)

October 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mercury Ballroom,
611 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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Coheed and Cambria will play at the Mercury Ballroom in Louisville on Monday, October 6 at 8 pm. Supporting acts include Thank You Scientist.

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Woodsongs: A Country Tribute to Buddy Holly, Lyric Theatre

October 6 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Lyric Theater,
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David Frizell and Helen Cornelius perform A Country Tribute to Buddy Holly at the Lyric Theater on October 6. 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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“Connecting Fibers” Opening Reception, MS Rezny

October 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
MS Rezny Gallery,
903 Manchester Street, Lexington, KY United States
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“Six regional contemporary artists explore color and texture through a variety of techniques and inspiration. Artists include, Stacey Chinn, Justine Dennis, Janice A. Durham, Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Laverne Zabielski and Jennifer Zurick.”

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Books: Maryjean Wall, Morris Book Shop

October 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E. High St., Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Maryjean Wall signs her new book Madam Belle: Sex, Money, and Influence in a Southern Brothel, Noon, Morris Book Shop.

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Taylor 2, EKU

October 4 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Taylor 2 will perform at EKU Center for the Arts on Saturday October 4 at 7:30 pm.

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Gala of the Royal Horses, Rupp Arena

October 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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“Following in the family footsteps of seven generations, Rene Gasser, producer of the Royal Horses, has recreated a show for this tour only previously seen at the famous riding schools in Vienna and Spain. This performance will celebrate the tradition, athleticism and grace of these revered creatures. Spanish flamenco dancers will be featured in authentic vibrant costumes accompanied by the mellow notes of a guitar to bring the sights and sounds of Spain only a heartbeat away. The Gala of…

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Books: Gwenda Bond, Morris Book Shop

October 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E. High St., Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Gwenda Bond signs Girl on a Wire, 5:30 pm, Morris Book Shop.

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2014 Race for the Cure, Courthouse Plaza

October 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza,
120 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY United States
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The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure® Series is the largest series of 5k run/fitness walks in the world. You can run or walk the 5K route, with a team or as an individual. The 2014 Lexington Race for the Cure will start off at 9 am at the Courthouse Plaza.

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Louder Than Life Festival, Louisville

October 4 - 5
Champions Park,
2050 River Rd., Louisville, KY 40206 United States
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October 4 + 5, 2014 Music + Whiskey + Gourmet Man Food Festival Louisville, KY

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Theatre: Sweeney Todd, Lexington Opera House

October 4 - 5
Lexington Opera House,
401 W. Short Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Saturday, October 4: 7:30 pm Sunday, October 5: 2 pm “A tale of a barber, Benjamin Barker, who is sentenced and exiled by a corrupt judge for a crime he didn’t commit. Benjamin returns fifteen years later under a new alias of Sweeney Todd to seek his revenge on the judge and to save his daughter. Soon, with the help of a meat pie shop owner, he opens a barber shop above her store, initiating a crime rampage against those…

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UK vs South Carolina, Commonwealth Stadium

October 4
Commonwealth Stadium,
1540 University Drive, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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The UK football team faces off against South Carolina at Commonwealth Stadium.  

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Music: Triceratops Jackson, Blue Stallion

October 4
Blue Stallion Brewing,
610 W. Third Street, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Triceratops Jackson perform at Blue Stallion on October 4 as a part of Blue Stallion’s Oktoberfest. “Authentic Oktoberfest celebration featuring locally made Oktoberfest beer, Bavarian pretzels, beer cheese, live music, corn hole and the best food trucks in Lexington. Grab your lederhosen or dirndl and come celebrate the end of summer at Blue Stallion Brewing.”

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Patrick McNeese Band CD Release, Natasha’s

October 3 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Natasha’s,
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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There is a Patrick McNeese Band CD Release at Natasha’s bar on October 3 at 8:30 pm. “Come pick up your copy of Hallelu and hear it performed live. A dozen of Patrick McNeese’s uniquely original songs, plus a second set of material that may find its way into our next recording project.”  

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