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August 2014

Chamber Music Festival, Fasig-Tipton Pavillion

August 14 - 24
Fasig Tipton,
Lexington, KY United States
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The Chamber Music Festival of Lexington brings together a quintet of nationally recognized musicians for three formal concerts at the Fasig-Tipton Pavilion.  Its core group of musicians is led by Music director Nathan Cole, first Associate Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Pianist Alessio Bax, violist Burchard Tang, cellist Priscilla Lee, and violinist Akiko Taramoto complete the ensemble. This year’s guest artist is Allegra Lilly, principal harpist of the St. Louis Symphony.

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Gary Owen, Comedy Off Broadway

August 21 - 24
Comedy Off Broadway,
Lexington, KY United States
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Gary Owen will be performing at Comedy Off Broadway Thursday – Sunday. Thursday & Sunday: 7:15 pm. Friday & Saturday: 8 pm & 10:30 pm.      

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The Mothers of Ludlow, Lexington Opera House

August 22 - 23
Lexington Opera House,
401 W. Short St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The professional premiere of The Mothers of Ludlow will be featured at 7:30 pm, both Friday and Saturday, at the Lexington Opera House.  

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Theatre: The Girl Project, Downtown Arts Center

August 22 - 24
Downtown Arts Center,
141 E. Main, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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There are performances of The Girl Project Friday-Sunday at the Downtown Arts Center. “The Girl Project empowers teenage girls to challenge the misrepresentation of females in American media culture by unabashedly revealing the experience of what it is to be a female in the 21st century.”

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Chevy Chase Street Fair 2014

August 23
Chevy Chase,
800 Block of Euclid Ave., Lexington, KY United States
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The Chevy Chase Street Fair is an annual celebration of one of Lexington’s greatest neighborhoods — where you can eat, drink, shop, work and live, all within a few easily walkable blocks. Click here to subscribe to the Ace digital e-dition, and get all of Lexington’s best neighborhood news and events emailed to your inbox every Thursday morning.  

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Uptown Hoedown, Al’s Bar

August 23 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Al’s Bar,
Lexington, KY United States
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“Al’s Bar and Lexington Lexington bring you the first ever Uptown Hoedown! The bluegrass party of the season, block party style. Come early, eat, drink, and stay late. 23 String Band will be celebrating the release of their upcoming full length 23SB by headlining the Beer Garden stage. Blind Corn Liquor Pickers headline Al’s. Gideon’s Rifle will be celebrating a CD release as well.”

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Belles & Beaus Ball, Fasig-Tipton

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fasig Tipton,
Lexington, KY United States
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The American Cancer Society’s First Annual Belles & Beaus Ball in Lexington, Kentucky will be held on August 23, 2014 at Fasig-Tipton!

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Charlie Daniels Band with Sundy Best, Frankfort Convention Center

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Frankfort Convention Center,
405 Metro Street, Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Charlie Daniels Band play at the Frankfort Convention Center, along Borrowed Blue and Lexington’s very own Sundy Best, at 6 pm on Saturday, August 23rd.

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Roller Derby, Heritage Hall

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Heritage Hall,
410 W. Vine St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Rollergirls of Central Kentucky will be facing the Floral City Derby Girls on Saturday, August 23rd at 6 pm.  

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Balagula Theater: Drinking in America, Farish Theater

August 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Farish Theater at the Central Library presents Balagula Theater’s “Drinking in America” by Eric Bogosian. Tuesday, September 23rd at 7 pm.

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UK Basketball Alumni Game

August 24

The 2014 UK Basketball Alumni Game will be held on August 24, 2014 at the conclusion of the 2014 John Calipari Basketball Fantasy Experience.

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Anne Caudill & Terry Cummins, Joseph Beth

August 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington Green, Lexington, KY United States
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Anne Caudill and Terry Cummins share The Caudills of the Cumberlands: Anne’s Story of Life with Harry at Joseph Beth at 2 pm.

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Wandering Storytellers, Farish Theatre

August 25 @ 7:00 am - 8:45 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Gwenda Johnson and Pam Holcomb present “Bee Still” at the Farish Theatre at the Central Library, at 7 pm.

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5 String Theory, Southland Jamboree

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Southland,
Lexington, KY United States
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Southland Jamboree in Lexington, Kentucky – Schedule for the 2014 season – 7:00 PM each Tuesday night

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DiMartino-Osland Jazz Orchestra, Ecton Park

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ecton Park,
956 Turkey Foot Road, Lexington, KY United States
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Big Band & Jazz, one of Lexington’s longest running and most beloved concert series, features great jazz and big band music weekly. The May and June concerts will be held at the Moondance at Midnight Pass Amphitheatre in Beaumont Circle while the July and August concerts will take place at Ecton Park. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for seating.

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The Conformist, Farish Theatre

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Farish Theatre at the Central Library will be showing The Conformist (Italy, 1970)  at 7 pm.  

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Books: Kate Horning, Joseph Beth

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Joseph Beth,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Certified holistic health coach and chef Kate Horning signs Healthy Living Redefined: Live It. Share It. at Joseph Beth, at 7 pm.  

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BALL: Legends vs West Virginia, ballpark

August 26 @ 7:05 pm - 10:00 pm
Whitaker Bank Ballpark,
207 Legends Lane, Lexington, KY 40505 United States
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The Lexington Legends play West Virginia at 7:05 pm Tuesday August 26th at the Whitaker Bank Ballpark.  

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Summer Classic Movies: This Is Spinal Tap, Kentucky Theatre

August 27
The Kentucky Theater,
214 East Main St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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This Is Spinal Tap will be playing at the Kentucky Theatre on Wednesday, August 27 at 1:30 and 7:15.

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Jeff Stetson’s The Meeting, Farish Theatre

August 27 - 31
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Farish Theatre at the Central Library presents Jeff Stetson’s one-act play, “The Meeting,” which depicts a fictitious conversation between Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Wednesday, August 27th – Friday, August 29th: 7 pm – 8 pm Saturday, August 30th & Sunday, August 31st: 3 pm – 4 pm

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BALL: Legends vs West Virginia, ballpark

August 27 @ 7:05 pm - 10:00 pm
Whitaker Bank Ballpark,
207 Legends Lane, Lexington, KY 40505 United States
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The Lexington Legends play West Virginia at 7:05 pm Wednesday August 27th at the Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

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Red Barn Radio: Hannah Aldridge, ArtsPlace

August 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ArtsPlace,
161 N. Mill St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Red Barn Radio present Hannah Aldridge at ArtsPlace on August 27, at 8 pm.

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John Caparulo, Comedy Off Broadway

August 28 - 31
Comedy Off Broadway,
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Comedian John Caparulo, best known as the underdressed everyman on the E! hit show Chelsea Lately, will be performing at Comedy Off Broadway. Thursday, August 28th: 7:15 pm Friday, August 29th: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm Saturday, August 30th: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm Sunday, August 31th: 7:15 pm  

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Bluegrass Classic Dog Show, Kentucky Horse Park

August 28 - September 1
Alltech Arena,
4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, KY United States
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The Bluegrass Classic Dog Show, which will last five days, will be held in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. Thursday, August 28th: 7 am to 7 pm Friday, August 29th: 7 am to 6 pm Saturday, August 30th: 7 am to 7 pm Sunday, August 31st: 7 am to 7 pm Monday, September 1st: 7 am to 6 pm

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The Payback, Fifth Third Pavilion

August 28 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cheapside Park,
Lexington, KY 40507 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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BALL: Legends vs West Virginia, ballpark

August 28 @ 7:05 pm - 10:00 pm
Whitaker Bank Ballpark,
207 Legends Lane, Lexington, KY 40505 United States
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The Lexington Legends play West Virginia at 7:05 pm Thursday August 28th at the Whitaker Bank Ballpark.  

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Fest Of Ales, Cheapside Park

August 29 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cheapside Park,
251 West Main St, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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The Throwbacks will be performing from 5:30-8:30 at the Pavillion. Tickets buy guests a collectible tasting glass and 20 beer samples.

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Ben Lacy, MoonDance Amphitheatre

August 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Moondance Amphitheater,
Beaumont Circle, Lexington, KY United States
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Ben Lacy will be playing at Moondance Amphitheater on Friday August 29th at 7 pm as part of the Summer Nights in Suburbia concert series.

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Fashion Affair, Bour-Bon

August 29 @ 9:00 pm
Bour-Bon,
616 Main St, Paris , KY 40361 United States
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In collaboration with the Lexington Fashion Collaborative the Bour-Bon Restaurant, Craft Cocktail Bar, and Music Revues presents the FASHION AFFAIR, a runway Show and Silent Auction of “The Stitching Art Exhibit Collection”, directly from the Headley-Whitney Museum. 10 – 11 pm: Runway Fashion Show/Silent Auction 11 – close: Dance Music

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Trolley, Chevy Chase to Farmers’ Market

August 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Chevy Chase,
800 Block of Euclid Ave., Lexington, KY United States
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A trolley will from run Chevy Chase to the Farmers Market, between 10 am to 1 pm.  

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UK vs UT Martin, Commonwealth Stadium

August 30 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Commonwealth Stadium,
1540 University Drive, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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For the first game of their 2014-2015 campaign, UK football faces off against UT Martin, 12 pm at Commonwealth Stadium.  

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Jazz on the Porch, Talon Winery

August 31 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Talon Winery,
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The Jazz on the Porch Series presents David Hall, at 3 pm at the Talon Winery.  

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Questapalooza 2014

August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Quest Community Church,
410 Sporting Ct., Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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“In it’s 9th year, Questapalooza boasts fun for the entire family. The party for the city includes an Indoor Concert as well as an Outdoor Party that includes activities that provide fun and entertainment for every age range.” Featuring musical acts Lecrae and Tenth Avenue North.

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September 2014

Summer Classic Movies: 8 ½, Kentucky Theatre

September 3
The Kentucky Theater,
214 East Main St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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8 ½ will be playing at the Kentucky Theatre on Wednesday, September 3 at 1:30 and 7:15.

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Books: Jan Karon, Joseph-Beth

September 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington Green, Lexington, KY United States
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Jan Karon will be discussing and signing Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good: The New Mitford Novel on September 3, at 7 pm. “Jan Karon is the #1 ‘New York Times’-bestselling author of twenty-three books, including the Mitford novels, the Father Tim novels, a popular cookbook, and several books for children.”

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The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, Lyric Theatre

September 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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The Lyric Theatre is proud to present The Dayton Contemporary Dance Company at 7 pm.

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Cult Film Series: Big Trouble in Little China, Al’s Bar

September 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Al’s Bar,
601 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Red Barn Radio: Emmanuel Ridge

September 3 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtsPlace,

On September 3, Red Barn Radio presents Emmanuel Ridge 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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Jeff Stetson’s “The Meeting,” Farish Theatre

September 4 - 7
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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“Message Theater presents Jeff Stetson’s one act play, “The Meeting”. Tickets $15. Tickets discounted for students and seniors. The setting for this fictitious conversation between Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a hotel room the night after the bombing of Malcolm X house and a week before his fatal speech at the famed Audubon ballroom.” The Farish Theatre at the Central Library presents “The Meeting.” The schedule is as follows: Thursday, September 4th: 7 – 8 pm…

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Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival 2014

September 4 - 7

Terrapin Hill 2014

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Prime Cut, Fifth Third Pavilion

September 4 @ 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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Lyle Lovett, EKU

September 4 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Lyle Lovett and his Large Band perform at EKU Center for the Arts on Thursday September 4, at 7:30 pm.  

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Rupp

September 5 - 7
Rupp Arena,
430 W Vine St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus will be in town between September 5th and September 7th. The shows at Rupp Arena will begin at the following times: Friday, September 5: 7 pm Saturday, September 6: 11 am, 3 pm, 7 pm Sunday, September 7: 1 pm, 5 pm

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Jimmy Pardo, Comedy Off Broadway

September 5 - 6
Comedy Off Broadway,
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“Jimmy’s raucous-but-smart weekly podcast, “Never Not Funny,” has revolutionized the way comedians use the internet to connect with their audiences. It’s the No. 2 paid podcast hosted by a comedian, after Ricky Gervais’s. His guest list reads like a Who’s Who of comedy: Conan O’Brien, Ricard Lewis, Patton Oswalt, and Sarah Silverman have all been guests.” Friday, September 5: 7:15 pm and 9:45 pm Saturday, September 6: 7:15 pm and 9:45 pm

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Lexington Roots and Heritage Festival

September 5 - 7

“For over 25 years the weekend following Labor Day — the Roots and Heritage Festival has been a pinnacle of regional diversity providing entertainment & education for all ages. The colorful pageantry of the festival, combined with its high quality offerings of cultural and educational programs,  has earned its recognition as one of the Top Twenty Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society and One of the Top Ten Festivals in Kentucky.” Friday, September 5 Elm Tree Lane |…

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Sniff ‘n’ Mingle, Joseph-Beth

September 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, 40503 United States
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“Be among the first to see the 2015 Limited Editions calendar! The calendar will be premiered and available to purchase for the first time during our Sniff ‘n’ Mingle event. This is a really fun event for both canines and humans alike. There will be food, a red carpet walk of featured calendar dogs, adoptable animals, and of course, lots of sniffing and mingling!” The Woodford Humane Society’s Annual Sniff ‘n’ Mingle fundraiser and calendar launch will be taking place…

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Chris Knight, Buster’s

September 5 @ 9:00 pm
Buster’s

“The Kentucky legend is back at Buster’s for another awesome night with special guest to be announced!” The show starts at 9 pm.

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KIDS: Long Road to Freedom, Lexington Children’s Theatre

September 6
Lexington Children’s Theatre,
Lexington, KY United States
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“The Underground Railroad provides the backdrop for a brief but powerful childhood friendship between Graceanna, a freed slave, and Mary Catherine, a Quaker girl.  Across the years and across the miles, the Railroad becomes the chain that links the two women together.  This new play by Jan Lucas celebrates the strength of the human spirit and the ties that bind us to one another, even amidst the most difficult of circumstances.” Saturday, September 6 – 2 pm Saturday, September 6…

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Dog Paddle, Woodland Park

September 6
Woodland Park,
Lexington, KY United States
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Lexington’s annual Dog Paddle is 9 am to 3 pm on September 6th at the Woodland Park Pool. Your dog must be up to date on all shots and vaccinations to play. Owners are invited to bring their dogs out for a swim (Sorry, no humans allowed), with all proceeds benefiting the creation and maintenance of dog parks in Fayette County. Info, 859.288-2980.

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Roots & Heritage KidsFest

September 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

As a part of Roots & Heritage Weekend, there is a KidsFest near the Hurst Lot at Short Street on September 6th from 12 – 5 pm. Activities will include mystic dragon inflatables, interactive workshops, science demonstrations, African bread making, and face painting.

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