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October 2014

Art: Visual Studies Forum, Briggs Theatre

October 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Briggs Theatre,
127 Fine Arts Building, Lexington, KY United States
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Visual Studies Forum: “Mao’s Golden Mangoes: A Collision of Passion, Propaganda, and Art” Alfreda Murck, Independent Scholar “In summer of 1968 China’s “Cultural Revolution” had spun out of control. Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong reluctantly agreed to use the military to suppress student Red Guards. Just then, a Pakistani foreign minister presented a crate of mangoes that Mao re-gifted to factory workers who had recently quelled violent Red Guards on the campus of Tsinghua University. The mangoes were promoted in…

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Woodsongs: Emi Sunshine, Lyric Theatre

October 20 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Emi Sunshine and the Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley duo perform at the Lyric Theater on October 20. 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. “EMI SUNSHINE isn’t your average 10-year-old. She is not only a singing sensation, she’s an old soul. The Madisonville, Tenn. native grew up listening to classic Bluegrass and country singers. Emi has already performed at the Ryman, appeared on the TODAY show and…

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Concert: Home Free, Haggin Auditorium

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Haggin Auditorium at Transylvania University,
Lexington, KY United States
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Home Free play at 7:30 pm at the Haggin Auditorium in Transy’s Mitchell Fine Arts Center. The Smith Endowed Concert Series presents Columbia Records recording artist Home Free, a five-member a cappella group. The band coast-to-coast tour celebrates the band winning Season 4 of NBC’s “The Sing-Off” in December. The tour also celebrates the release of Home Free’s debut album, Crazy Life.

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Foster the People, Louisville Palace

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Louisville Palace,
625 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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Foster the People will play at the Louisville Palace at 8 pm on Monday, October 20.

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Lexington Women Chefs Fall Harvest Dinner

October 21
Lexington Diner,
124 N. Upper St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Lexington Women Chefs host the Fall Harvest Dinner at the Lexington Diner on October 21.

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Reading: Silas House, Carrick Theatre

October 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Transylvania University’s Carrick Theater,
300 North Broadway Road, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Nationally bestselling author Silas House comes to the Carrick Theatre to do a public reading. Silas’s works include Clay’s Quilt, A Parchment of Leaves, and The Coal Tattoo.

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Method Man & Redman, Bogart’s (Cinci)

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bogart’s,
2621 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219 United States
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Method Man & Redman play at Bogart’s in Cincinnati at 7 pm as a part of their Smoker’s Club Tour.

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Movies: Psycho, Farish Theater

October 21 @ 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 Psycho on November 21.

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Comedy: Etta May, Comedy Off Broadway

October 22 - 25
Comedy Off Broadway,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Etta May, winner of the American Comedy Award for Stand-up Comic of the Year, will perform at Comedy Off Broadway. Wednesday, October 22: 7:15 pm Thursday, October 23:  7:15 pm Friday, October 24: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm Saturday, October 25: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm

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Theatre: The Mystery of Irma Vep, Farish Theatre

October 22 - 25
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 a…

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Gigs: Los Straitjackets, Southgate House (Newport)

October 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Southgate House,
111 E. 6th Street, Newport, KY 41071 United States
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Los Straitjackets will perform at the Southgate House Revival in Newport at 8 pm on Wednesday, October 22.

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Marvel Universe Live, Rupp Arena

October 23 - 26
Rupp Arena,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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“Marvel Universe LIVE! brings more than 25 Marvel characters together on one epic quest.  The story is framed around the battle over the Cosmic Cube, the source of ultimate power and one of the most feared and coveted treasures in the Marvel Universe, that has been shattered into pieces by the Mighty Thor in order to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. With the pieces scattered across the globe, Thor’s villainous brother Loki devises a scheme to clone its…

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Midnight Movie: Halloween, Kentucky Theater

October 24 - 25
Kentucky Theatre

The Kentucky Theater will show Halloween at midnight on Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25.

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Ballet: La Sylphide, Lexington Opera House

October 24 - 25
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Friday, October 24: 8 pm Saturday, October 25: 8 pm “On the morning of his wedding day, a Scottish farmer falls in love with a vision of a magical woodland nymph. The ballet tells the story of an impossible love between a human and a spirit, and man’s inherent temptation for the unknown and sometimes dangerous life. La Sylphide remains a captivating, fascinating ballet that appeals to both audiences and dancers.” Performed by the Kentucky Ballet Theatre

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Dance: The Nightingale, UK Singletary Center

October 24 - 25
Singletary Center,
405 ROSE ST., Lexington, KY United States
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“Bluegrass Youth Ballet presents: The Nightingale Singletary Center Recital Hall October 24: 7 pm October 25: 3 & 7 pm Bluegrass Youth Ballet (BYB) presents a new original ballet, The Nightingale, on October 24th at 7 PM and October 25th at 3 and 7 PM at the Singletary Center for the Arts Recital Hall. Directed by Adalhi Aranda Corn, this ballet brings Hans Christian Andersen’s literary fairy tale to life through dance! The story is one of a Chinese Emperor who…

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Ballet: The Nightingale, Singletary Center

October 24 - 25
Singletary Center for the Arts,
Rose Street, Lexington , KY United States
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The Bluegrass Youth Ballet presents The Nightingale at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts Recital Hall. October 24: 7 pm October 25: 3 and 7 pm

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CSA Harvest Party, Loudoun House

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Loudoun House,
209 Castlewood Dr, Lexington, KY 40505 United States
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Purchase a share of Kentucky’s first Community Support Art program’s Fall 2014 crop of art. Modeled after agricultural CSA’s, the Lexington Art League’s CSA features 9 original, limited-edition works of art by local artists.  October 24th at the Loudoun House.

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CMA Rocks the House, Bodley-Bullock House

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bodley-Bullock House,
200 Market Street, Lexington, KY United States
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“The Central Music Academy is celebrating its 10th anniversary of ‘giving the gift of music in the heart of Lexington’ with an evening of fun, food, music, and art by Lexington’s finest at the historic Bodley-Bullock House on October 24. Enjoy wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres in the Bodley-Bullock house and garden, while you bid on vinyl record artwork created by local artists, and are entertained with a variety of music provided by CMA students and teachers. Bid on One-of-a-kind…

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KIDS: MisterE of Imagination, LCT

October 25
Lexington Children’s Theatre,
418 W. Short St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Saturday, October 25 – 2:00 Saturday, October 25 –7:00 Sunday, October 26 – 2:00 Friday, October 31 – 8:00* SPECIAL HALLOWEEN PERFORMANCE

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UK vs Miss. State, Commonwealth Stadium

October 25
Commonwealth Stadium,
1540 University Drive, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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The UK football team faces off against Mississippi State at Commonwealth Stadium for their fourth SEC matchup of the season. Game time TBD.  

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An Evening with Ira Glass, Procter & Gamble Hall (Cinci)

October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aronoff Center,
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States
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Ira Glass will be speaking at the Aronoff Center at Procter & Gamble Hall in Cincinnati on October 25th. “Known as one of America’s most respected broadcasters and journalists, Glass will recreate the sound of the show right in front of the audience by live mixing favorite stories with pre-taped quotes and music that illustrate the power of the spoken word to both entertain and inspire. This American Life premiered in 1995 on Chicago’s public radio station WBEZ and is now…

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Gigs: The Bats, Natasha’s

October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Natasha’s,
112 Esplanade Alley, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Bats perform live at Natasha’s.

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Branford Marsalis, UK Singletary Center

October 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UK Singletary Center,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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“Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award nominated saxophonist and composer Branford Marsalis is joined by the renowned Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, for 20 performances only, on his national ‘Well-Tempered’ tour, featuring Baroque masterpieces by Albinoni, Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and more. Leader of one of the finest jazz quartets today, and a soloist with classical ensembles, Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time.” Sunday, October 26th at 3 pm at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts.

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2014 Thriller & Halloween Parade, Main Street

October 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The 2014 Thriller & Halloween Parade is taking place on Sunday, October 26 (the rain date is Monday, October 27). The Halloween and Thriller Parade starts at 8 pm at the Kentucky Theatre and proceeds along Main Street ending at Mill Street. The dance will occur repeatedly along the route, and will be followed by a Halloween parade. There will also be a Halloween variety pre-show and an afterparty at the Cheapside Pavilion. “Participation is open to all willing zombies who attend rehearsals to learn…

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Blue/White Game, Rupp Arena

October 27
Rupp Arena,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The annual Blue/White Game will take place on October 27th at Rupp Arena.

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Pumpkin Mania 2014, Transy

October 27
Transylvania Old Morrison,
Lexington, KY United States
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The traditional Lighting of the Pumpkins at Old Morrison at (the appropriately named) Transylvania University will be on October 27.  

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Woodsongs: Ian McLagan and Janiva Magness, Lyric Theatre

October 27 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Ian McLagan and Janiva Magness perform at the Lyric Theater on October 27. 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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Theatre: The Mystery of Irma Vep, Farish Theatre

October 28 - 31
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 a…

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National Horse Show, Kentucky Horse Park

October 28 - November 2
Alltech Arena at Kentucky Horse Park,
Lexington, KY United States
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The National Horse Show is back at the Kentucky Horse Park October 28 – November 2, 9 am – 5 pm. “The National Horse Show in Kentucky was once again ranked as one of the top shows in the United States by the North American Riders Group (NARG) and voted Horse Show of the Year by the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame. President Mason Phelps, Jr said, “We are excited to once again showcase the best our sport has…

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Leo Kottke, Lyric Theatre

October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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“The volunteers of the Troubadour Concert Series and Highbridge Spring Water are proud to bring the guitarist Leo Kottke back to Lexington. Leo Kottke is an acoustic guitarist known for his innovative and idiosyncratic finger picking style.  He plays syncopated and polyphonic melodies drawing on blues, jazz and folk influences and has also built a jam band type following having collaborated with Phish’s Mike Gordon for some albums and tours.  Leo’s fan favorites include “June Bug,” “Pamela Brown,” “Julie’s House,” “Pepe Hush” and…

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CONCERT: Paul McCartney, KFC Yum Center

October 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
KFC Yum Center,
Louisville, KY United States
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Paul McCartney’s rescheduled show will be at the KFC Yum Center on October 28.

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Boz Scaggs, Lexington Opera House

October 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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“Highbridge Spring Water and the volunteers of the Troubadour Concert Series present Boz Scaggs, a musical seeker and a man of sizable talent as a singer, songwriter and guitarist. His explorations in Blues, R&B, Rock and Jazz have produced lasting work and a career that has brought with it acclaim, a loyal following, and an enduring respect among musicians.  His catalogue of hits includes “Lowdown,” “Lido Shuffle,” “Jo Jo” and “What Can I Say?”

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Comedy: Keith Alberstadt, Comedy Off Broadway

October 29 - November 1
Comedy Off Broadway,
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Keith Alberstadt will perform at Comedy Off Broadway. Wednesday, October 29: 7:15 pm Thursday, October 30:  7:15 pm Friday, October 31: 8 pm Saturday, November 1: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm  

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Art: Photographs by Maxine Payne, Morlan Gallery

October 29 - 31
Morlan Gallery, Mitchell Fine Arts Center,
Lexington, KY United States
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There is an exhibition of Maxine Payne’s photographs 12 – 5 pm at Transy’s Morlan Gallery on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday October 29-31. The gallery opens on Wednesday, October 29. “Photographer Maxine Payne’s photographic installation tells two stories. First, the Depression-era history of Jim and Mancy Massengill, who built a homemade camera and trailer so they could travel the state from 1937 to 1941 making and selling pictures, three for a dime. Inspired Payne presents a second narrative in her…

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Red Barn Radio: Honeyboy & Boots

October 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ArtsPlace,
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On October 29, Red Barn Radio presents Michael and Carrie Kline 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. Enter the red Church Street door for all RBR shows.

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Midnight Movie: Rocky Horror, Kentucky Theater

October 31 - November 1
Kentucky Theatre

The Kentucky Theater will show The Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight on Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1.

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Garth Brooks, Rupp Arena

October 31 - November 1
Rupp Arena,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Garth Brooks returns to Lexington for the first time in over 16 tears. Rupp Arena hosts the Garth Brooks World Tour. October 31: 6:30 pm November 1: 6:30 pm

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November 2014

Day of the Dead Festival, LASC

November 1
Lexington Arts & Science Center,
362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., 40508, KY 40508 United States
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On November 1, 2014, the “Night of the Angels”, the Living Arts & Science Center will present the 9th annual Day of the Dead Festival with a participatory celebration at the Living Arts & Science Center as well as at the Old Episcopal Burying Ground at the corner of E. 3rd Street and Elm Tree Lane. This is a participatory experience that includes the visual, musical, dance and culinary traditions of this holiday that is celebrated in Mexico and parts…

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Filmslang Film Festival, Farish Theatre

November 1 - 3
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States

“The Lexington Public library and Lexington Film League sponsor the fourth annual Filmslang Film Festival at the Central Library’s Farish Theater. Three feature films make their Lexington premieres at the festival, along with short films from local filmmakers, including a special afternoon block of young local filmmakers. Saturday, November 1 2 to 3 p.m.—shorts by local filmmakers ages 9 to 18. 7 p.m.—Something, Anything. Lexington premiere followed by Q&A with writer-director Paul Harrill. When a tragedy shatters her plans for…

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Art: Iron Pour, Metal Arts Building

November 1 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Metal Arts Building,
672 S. Broadway Rd., Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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There is a week of events to celebrate the UK School of Arts & Visual Studies 21t anniversary of the Metal Arts Program Iron Pour. The week will culminate with the Iron Pour of November 1, from 4 pm until dark.

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Ballet: Giselle, Lexington Opera House

November 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
Lexington, KY United States
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“Giselle is a beautiful and innocent village girl who dies of a broken heart after discovering the truth about her beau. The peasant boy, Loys, is really Duke Albrecht of Silesia a royal who is caught in an arranged engagement. He naively escapes into peasant life and falls in love with Giselle without understanding the tragic consequences. The Wilis, ghosts of maidens who have died before their wedding, summon Giselle from her grave. Lead by the evil Queen Myrtha, the…

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Concert: Music of War and Peace, Second Presbyterian Church

November 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Second Presbyterian Church,
460 E. Main St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Lexington Chamber Chorale presents Music of War and Peace at Second Presbyterian Church on Saturday, November 1 at 7:30 pm. “Music is often associated with war and peace. From the Crusades to conflicts between nations, music has been used to incite battles as well as to mourn the resultant damage and deaths. What  often follows is music based on dona nobis pacem (grant us peace).We begin our 24th season with powerful, beautiful, and sometimes chilling music of war and…

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Gigs: The Devil Makes Three, Cosmic Charlie’s

November 1 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Ave, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Trio The Devil Makes Three performs at Cosmic Charlie’s on November 1 at 9 pm.

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Concert: Taj Mahal, Lexington Opera House

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Taj Mahal visits the Lexington Opera House on Sunday, November 2. “The Grammy winning composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist  is one of the most prominent figures in late 20th century blues and roots music. Though his career began more than four decades ago with American blues, he has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the world — west Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, the Hawaiian islands and so much more.”

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UK Basketball: UK vs Pikeville (Exhibition), Rupp

November 2 @ 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 Pikeville at Rupp Arena at 7 pm for the first exhibition game of the season.

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Comedy: Dale Jones, Comedy Off Broadway

November 5 - 8
Comedy Off Broadway,
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Dale Jones performs at Comedy Off Broadway. “In addition to his training at the world renowned Second City Dale has had numerous television appearances including TBS – The Very Funny Show, NBC – Last Comic Standing Season Six, Fox – 30 seconds to Fame and The Comedy Network in Canada. If you don’t blink you might see him in the 2003 MGM movie “Out Of Time” with Denzel Washington. He has also been on 2 nationally syndicated radio shows, THE BOB…

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Art: Dana Harper Gallery Reception, Rasdall Gallery

November 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
UK Rasdall Gallery,
404 S. Limestone St., Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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“Stop by the Rasdall Gallery on November 5 at 7 pm to witness the installation work of Dana Harper. This work includes the artistic piece “Bloom Bloom” which incompases beauty and gender topics through bright colors and unique mediums. Harper’s work has been shown all over the Ohio area, and recently was installed in Busters here in Lexington, Kentucky for the Boomslang Music Festival, a celebration of art and sound. Harper’s work will be on display in the gallery until…

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Cult Film Series: A Face in the Crowd, Al’s Bar

November 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Al’s Bar,
601 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY United States
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The Cult Film Series at Al’s Bar presents A Face in the Crowd (1957). “An Arkansas hobo becomes an overnight media sensation. But as he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?Director: Elia KazanWriter: Budd Schulberg (story)Stars: Andy Griffith, Patricia Neal, Anthony Franciosa, Walter Mattheau”

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Musical: Annie Jr., Lexington Opera House

November 6 - 8
Lexington Opera House,
Lexington, KY United States
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“SCAPA, School for the Creative and Performing Arts, brings Annie Jr. to the Lexington Opera House. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the…

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Speak: Lauren Potter, UK Student Center Theater

November 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UK Student Center Theater,
UK Campus, Lexington, KY United States
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Glee‘s Lauren Potter speaks at the UK Student Center’s Center Theater at 7 pm on November 6. “Lauren Potter will be speaking about the challenges that she has faced throughout her life due to Down Syndrome and how she has overcome them to achieve success on nov. 6 pm in Center Theater. As a prominent figure on the hit television series Glee, Lauren has entered the public eye through her noteworthy performance and several awards nominations. As a person of…

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