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October 2014

Midnight Movie: The Exorcist, Kentucky Theater

October 3 - 4
Kentucky Theatre

The Kentucky Theater will show The Exorcist on midnight of Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4.

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Under The Streetlamp, EKU

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

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Movie: The 39 Steps, Farish Theatre

October 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main St., 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 The 39 Steps on November 2.

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Encore of Lexington, Fifth Third Pavilion

October 2 @ 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 2 - 5
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 2: 7:30 pm Friday, October 3: 7:30 pm Saturday, October 4: 7:30 pm Sunday, October 5: 2 pm

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Red Barn Radio: The Whiskey Charmers

October 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ArtsPlace,
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On October 1, Red Barn Radio presents The Whiskey Charmers 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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Pearl Jam, US Bank Arena (Cinci)

October 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
US Bank Arena,
100 Broadway St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States
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Pearl Jam will play at the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati on Wednesday, October 1st. The show will kick off at 7:30 pm.

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Books: Brad Jones, Joseph-Beth

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington, KY United States
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Wednesday, October 1 at 7 pm, Brad Jones discusses and signs Black Walls Turn Gray: A Veteran’s Novel of War and Recovery. “Black Walls Turn Gray is a novel about the consequences of modern warfare and the struggles that soldiers face when readjusting to civilian life. Young, fit, and from a military family, Corporal Quince Magowan sees serving his country as his patriotic duty. Unfortunately, fighting in his generation’s war proves to be more than just a physical battle. When he returns home to…

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September 2014

Movies: A Clockwork Orange, Farish Theatre

September 30 @ 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 A Clockwork Orange on September 30th, at 7 pm.

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Rosenstein Lecture, UK Singletary Center

September 30 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
UK Singletary Center,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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“On September 30, 2014, the UK College of Social Work will welcome Don Cipriani to Lexington as our special guest lecturer for the College’s annual Irma Sarett Rosenstein Lecture Series on Early Childhood Interventions. Don Cipriani is the Director of Just and Fair Schools Fund and author of  “Children’s Rights and the Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility: A Global Perspective”. Please join us at the Singletary Center Recital Hall on September 30, from 2-4pm for Don’s presentation: ‘Children’s Rights and Why They Matter.’…

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Woodsongs: Mud Morganfield & Kim Wilson, Lyric Theatre

September 29 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Lyric Theater,
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Mud Morganfield & Kim Wilson and Angaleena Presley play at the Lyric Theater on September 29th. 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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Lexington Women Chefs Series, Montessori Middle School

September 28 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Montessori Middle School,
725 Stone Road, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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The next Lexington Women Chefs series event, a Farm to Table Brunch, will take place on Sunday, September 28th from 11 am – 2 pm. Photos from past Women Chefs series events:

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Savory Cycle

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
West Sixth Brewing,
501 W. Sixth, Lexington, KY United States
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“What is it? Progressive “Meal” + “Metric” Century (a metric century is a 100km bicycle ride, roughly 62 miles, our route will be roughly 65 miles) Why? Celebrate the thriving local food and beverage culture. Contribute to the vibrant bicycling scene. Raise awareness and money for Broke Spoke Community Bike Shop. Route and Pace: The route will be open to normal traffic. We will provide ride cue sheets and have the course marked along the way for easy navigation. Your…

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Smash Mouth, Centre College

September 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Norton Center for the Arts,
600 West Walnut Street , Danville, KY 40422 United States
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Smash Mouth will be performing at Center College’s Norton Center for the Arts on September 27th, at 8 pm.

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Lecture: Dr. Cornel West, Lyric Theatre

September 27 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third Street, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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“Lex End Poverty is designed to facilitate a community conversation about poverty. Dr. Cornel West is a prominent and provocative democratic intellectual. He is a Professor of Philosophy and Christian Practice at Union Theological Seminary and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University.  He has written 20 books and has edited 13.  He is best known for his classics “Race Matters” and “Democracy Matters,” and his memoir, “Brother West:  Living and Loving Out Loud.”  He appears frequently on the Bill Maher Show,…

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Beer & Booty Trolley Tour

September 27 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Beer & Booty Trolley Tour with Drunk & Sailor will be coming back for its fourth year in Lexington on September 27th. The festivities are scheduled to begin at 5 pm. Location details will be forthcoming.

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UK vs Vanderbilt, Commonwealth Stadium

September 27
Commonwealth Stadium,
1540 University Dr. , Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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For their second SEC game of the season, on Sunday, September 27, the UK football team faces off against Vandy at Commonwealth Stadium. Game time TBD.

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Heritage Festival, St. Andrew

September 27 - 28
St. Andrew Orthodox Church,
1136 Higbee Mill Road, Lexington, KY United States
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The 24th Annual Heritage Festival of St. Andrew Orthodox Church will be held on the church grounds at 1136 Higbee Mill Road, Lexington on September 27th from noon until 8 pm, and on September 28th from noon until 5 pm. The festival includes dance demonstrations and ethnic foods of Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

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Music: All the Little Pieces, Blue Stallion

September 27
Blue Stallion Brewing,
610 W. Third Street, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Nick Pennington performs at Blue Stallion on September 27 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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Corey Smith, Buster’s

September 26 @ 9:00 pm
Buster’s,
899 Manchester Street, Lexington, KY United States
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Corey Smith will be playing at Buster’s at 9 pm.

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The Positive Movement Band, Lyric Theatre

September 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Lyric Theatre,
Elm Tree Lane, Lexington, KY United States
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“THE POSITIVE MOVEMENT BAND of Lexington, KY will stage a rare public performance of Jazz, Blues, Gospel, and R&B music! This is an opportunity for everyone to enjoy a night of free musical entertainment featuring the dynamic sounds & arrangements of keyboardist Steven Mabson, guitar player, DJ Rice; recent winner of Regional Blues Challenge and competitor for the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN! Along with group of musicians and vocalist such as Simon Peter Rawlings and Vera Soules Mabson,…

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Contra Dance, ArtsPlace

September 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
ArtsPlace,
161 North Mill St, Lexington, KY United States
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“Contra Dance with caller Bradley Smith and open band (pick-up musicians welcome).” Friday, September 26th at 8 pm at ArtsPlace. There will be a lesson at 7:30 pm.

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Phoenix Fridays: Jukebox the Ghost, Phoenix Park

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Phoenix Park (downtown Lexington),
Lexington, KY United States
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Jukebox the Ghost, Jarekus Singleton, and Northside Sheiks play at Phoenix Park on September 26th at 5 pm as a part of Phoenix Fridays.  

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Much Ado About Nothing, Central Christian Church

September 26 - 30
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 26th: 7 pm Saturday, September 27th: 7 pm Sunday, September 28th: 2 pm Monday, September 29th: 7 pm Tuesday, September 30th: 7 pm

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Theatre: Leading Ladies, Studio Players

September 26 - 28
Studio Players Carriage House Theatre,
154 W. Bell Ct., Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Studio Players presents Ken Ludwig’s Leading Ladies at the Carriage House Theatre. Two down-on-their-luck Shakesperean actors, Jack and Leo, hatch a get-rich-quick plot that casts them in the most challenging roles they’ve ever taken on: Maxine and Stephanie. Director: Marty Wayman Cast: Ryan Briggs, Will Drane, Joe Fields-Elswick, Kyle Wade, Graeme Hart, Sheila Miller, Max Searcy, Evander Hodges, Mason Wood Friday, September 26th: 8 pm Saturday, September 27th: 8 pm Sunday, September 28th: 2:30 pm

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Dierks Bentley, Riverbend Music Center (Cincinnati)

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Riverbend Music Center,
6295 Kellogg Ave, Cincinnati, KY 45230 United States
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“Award winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley’s 2014 RISER TOUR  will kick off May 9 in Charlotte, NC and continue through the summer with special guests Chris Young, Chase Rice and Jon Pardi.  The tour will make a stop in Cincinnati, OH at Riverbend Music Center on Thursday, September 25th.”  

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Movies: Raising Ms. President, Kentucky Theater

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Kentucky Theatre,
214 E. Main, Lexington , KY 40507 United States
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Raising Ms. President is a documentary film about raising the next generation of female political leaders.A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit Friends of the Kentucky Theater. Schedule: 6:30 pm Doors Open 7:25 pm Introduction for Friends of the Kentucky Board & Director, Kiley Lane Parker 7:30 pm Screening of Raising Ms. President 8:30 pm Panel Discussion with Q&A

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Sixtyfourwest, Fifth Third Pavilion

September 25 @ 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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Garrison Keillor, EKU

September 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Garrison Keillor will perform at EKU Center for the Arts on Thursday September 25 at 7:30 pm.  

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Heywood Banks, Comedy Off Broadway

September 25 - 27
Comedy Off Broadway,
Lexington, KY United States
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“Don’t miss the return of this ‘Disney Experiment Gone Bad’…it’s a mix of original music and strange comedy! Equal parts genius and buffoon, this songwriter-comic-singer-poet-musician has become a cult hero and a pop icon, with a show that appeals to college students, stoners, businessmen, yuppies, rednecks, punks, kids or your grandmother.” Thursday, September 25: 7:15 pm Friday, September 26: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm Saturday, September 27: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm

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Red Barn Radio: Fred Kearns & Nizhoni Sky

September 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ArtsPlace,
161 North Mill Street, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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On September 24, Red Barn Radio presents Fred Kearns & Nizhoni Sky 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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Film: Cleo from 5 to 7, Kentucky Theatre

September 24 @ 7:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Kentucky Theatre,
Main Street, Lexington, KY United States
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2014 Rosa Goddard Film Festival lineup includes: September 24: Agnes Varda’s Cleo From 5 to 7 The Rosa Goddard International Film Festival is an annual celebration of cinema classics presented at the Kentucky Theatre.  

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Recycled Percussion, Centre College

September 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Norton Center for the Arts,
600 West Walnut Street , Danville, KY 40422 United States
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“Straight from the Las Vegas strip and smash hit performances on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” Recycled Percussion is taking the Newlin Hall stage by storm, defining a new genre of music called ‘Junk Rock’ by making catchy beats on bizarre, everyday objects.  Formed in 1995 by band leader Justin Spencer, Recycled Percussion combines extreme percussion, engaging humor and extraordinary athleticism similar to that of STOMP and Blue Man Group. The band has played over 4,000 shows in more than 15 countries, and…

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Movies: The Color Purple, Farish Theatre

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Color Purple will play at the Farish Theatre at the Central Library on Monday, September 22nd at 7 pm.

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Woodsongs: Las Cafeteras, Lyric Theatre

September 22 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Las Cafeteras and Fullset play at the Lyric Theater on September 22nd. 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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Much Ado About Nothing, Central Christian Church

September 22 - 24
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. Monday, September 22nd: 7 pm Tuesday, September 23th: 7 pm Wednesday, September 24th: 7 pm

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Sunday Salons in September, Moveable Feast Lexington

September 21 @ 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 21st, historian and author David Burg will open his 1920s Craftsman…

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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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HarvestFest at Shaker Village

September 20 - 21
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill,
3501 Lexington Rd. , Harrodsburg , KY 40330 United States
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The annual HarvestFest will take place at the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill on September 20 & 21, between 10 am and 5 pm on both days. “Kick off the fall season with a down-home harvest celebration for the whole family! Climb the hay stacks and bob for apples in the Kids’ Village, enter your favorite autumn recipe in the dessert contest, meet the animals on the farm, enjoy live music and so much more.”

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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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