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April 2015

Moosnick Lecture: Dr. Susannah Heschel, Transy

April 28 - 29
Transylvania University,
300 North Broadway, Lexington, KY United States
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Professor Susannah Heschel, the Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College, presents “The Life and Legacy of Abraham Joshua Heschel: Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity” at the Ohavay Zion Synagogue at Transy. April 28: 7 pm April 29: 7 pm

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Fest: Kenwick Spring Carnival, Kenwick Community Center

April 28
Kenwick Community Center,
313 Owsley Avenue, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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The Kenwick Spring Carnival block party is at the Kenwick Community Center on 313 Owsley Avenue on Tuesday, April 28.

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Books: ‘Beauty Queen: Whatever After #7′, Joseph-Beth

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Joseph Beth,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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New York Times Bestselling Author Sarah Mlynowski discusses and signs Beauty Queen: Whatever After #7 on April 28 at Joseph-Beth.

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Gigs: Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Cosmic Charlie’s

April 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Ave, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band and Blacklist Royals play at Cosmic Charlie’s at 9 pm on Tuesday, April 28.

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Gigs: The Northside Sheiks, Henry Clay’s Pub

April 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Henry Clay’s Public House,
Lexington, KY United States
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The Northside Sheiks play at Henry Clay’s Pub at 9 pm on Tuesday, April 28.

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Gigs: Atomic Thrillride, The Green Lantern

April 28 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Green Lantern,
497 W. 3rd St.,, Lexington, 40508 United States
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Atomic Thrillride play at The Green Lantern at 9 pm on Tuesday, April 28.

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Books: The Prince of Jockeys, Lyric Theatre

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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There is a Library Lecture Series with Pellom McDaniels III at the Lyric Theatre on Wednesday, April 29. “At the Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center in downtown Lexington, Pellom McDaniels III will present his book, The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy. A member of the faculty at Emory University in Atlanta, McDaniels used many resources at the Keeneland Library in his exhaustive research about the famous African-American jockey. Murphy, who was from Central Kentucky, won…

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Read: ‘Endless Summer Cookbook’, Joseph-Beth

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington Green, Lexington, KY United States
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Katie Lee discusses and signs her Endless Summer Cookbook at Joseph-Beth on Wednesday, April 29.

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Red Barn Radio: Wilderness Road, ArtsPlace

April 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ArtsPlace,
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Wilderness Road play at ArtsPlace at 8 pm as a part of Red Barn Radio on Wednesday, April 29.

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Gigs: Restless Leg String Band, Blue Stallion

April 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Blue Stallion Brewing,
610 W. Third Street, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Restless Leg String Band play at Blue Stallion at 8 pm on Wednesday, April 29.

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Gigs: DeBraun Thomas, Parlay Social

April 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Parlay Social,
257 West Short Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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DeBraun Thomas plays at 8 pm at Parlay Social on Wednesday, April 29.

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Holler Poet Series, Al’s Bar

April 29 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Al’s Bar,
601 N. Limestone St. , Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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April’s Holler Poet Series is on Wednesday, April 29 at 9 pm, and as always, at Al’s Bar.

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Comedy: James Gregory, Comedy Off Broadway

April 30 - May 2
Comedy Off Broadway,
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James Gregory performs at Comedy Off Broadway the following dates and times: Thursday, April 30: 7:15 pm Friday, May 1: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm Saturday, May 2: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm  

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Thursday Night Live: Scott Said, Cheapside Pavilion

April 30 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cheapside Pavilion,
Lexington, KY United States
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Thursday Night Live: Scott Said plays at the Cheapside Pavilion starting at 5 pm.

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Comedy: Bill Burr, Singletary Center

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Singletary Center for the Arts,
405 Rose St., Lexington, KY United States
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Bill Burr performs at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts on April 30.

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Music: Jazz Arts Foundation, Farish Theatre

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Jazz Arts Foundation is at the Farish Theatre at 7 pm on Thursday, April 30.

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Gigs: Bishops and Goodwolf, The Green Lantern

April 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Green Lantern,
497 W 3rd St, Lexington, KY United States
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Bishops and Goodwolf play at The Green Lantern at 8 pm on Thursday, April 30.

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Gigs: Grayson Jenkins, Henry Clay’s Pub

April 30 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Henry Clay’s Public House,
Lexington, KY United States
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Grayson Jenkins play at 9 pm at Henry Clay’s Pub on Thursday, April 30.

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May 2015

Dance: Rapunzel, Lexington Opera House

May 1 - 2
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Bluegrass Youth Ballet presents Rapunzel at the Lexington Opera House. Friday, May 1: 7 pm Saturday, May 2: 2 pm

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Oaks Day Festival, Buffalo Trace

May 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Buffalo Trace Distillery,
113 Great Buffalo Trace, Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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Buffalo Trace Distillery hosts the Oaks Day Festival on May 1, 2015 from 9 am to 4:30 pm. “Experience the excitement of Derby weekend with another Kentucky tradition–bourbon. Enjoy complimentary tours and tastings all day. Enjoy live festive Bluegrass music while treating yourself to bourbon ball ice cream made with our Buffalo Trace Bourbon.”

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May Day Parade, Third Street Stuff

May 1 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Third Street Stuff,
257 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY United States
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The Kentucky Workers League hosts a May Day Celebration at Third Street Stuff on Friday, May 1 at 3 pm. “Celebrate the hard labor all workers do as well as shine a spot light on the shady actions of managers at Independent Opportunities.  Then come to Al’s later and enjoy some booze and bands courtesy of KWL.”

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Derby Hats & Gloves Gala, Spindletop Hall

May 1 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Spindletop Hall,
3414 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, KY 40511 United States
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The second annual Derby Hats & Gloves Gala, benefiting Dress for Success Lexington, is presented by the National Association of Professional Women’s Lexington Chapter on May 1 from 6 – 9 pm at The Club in Spindletop Hall. Wear your best Derby attire and join an evening of networking in NAWP, Dress for Success Lexington, and other special guests. The local chapter will be accepting donations of professional clothing and accessories at the event. Donations also accepted through Eventbrite.

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Derby Eve Lexington, Saxony Farms

May 1 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saxony Farm,
469 Browns Mill Road, Lexington, KY United States
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Derby Eve Lexington, Central Kentucky’s newest Kentucky Derby Eve Party, is hosting an inaugural event on May 1 at 7:30 pm at Saxony Farm. Proceeds benefit Woodford Humane Society, Horses and Hope, Horse Aid Live, Race for Education, and The Calipari Foundation. There will be gourmet cuisine, tastings, a bourbon & cigar bar, and dance music played live by a band straight out of LA. There will also be art displays, psychics, palm readers, fortune telling, and celebrity sittings. Tickets…

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Bradley Picklesimer’s Derby Eve Party, the Bar Complex

May 1 @ 9:00 pm
The Bar Complex,
224 E Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Bradley Picklesimer’s Derby Eve Party is at the Bar Complex on Main Street on May 1 at 9 pm. “Bradley is coming home to throw a Derby party.Join Bradley and his friend Chi Chi LaRue for a night of fun, fashion, frolic and flashback music at The Bar Complex in Lexington, KY.Derby attire and costumes are suggested. Calling all emotional cripples, Nazi hostesses, lawyers, muscles queers, horsemen, bikers, pot growers, shoe fetishist, wig queens, hustlers, farmers, crazy clowns, drag superstars,…

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2015 Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs

May 2
Churchill Downs

The 2015 Kentucky Derby & Oaks will be at Churchill Downs on May 2, 2015.

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Bike: Pedaling for a Purpose, West Sixth

May 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
West Sixth Brewing,
501 W. Sixth, Lexington, KY United States
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Pedaling for a Purpose is an event recurring at West Sixth Brewery every other Saturday from April through September. Each day begins at 9 am at West Sixth with an educational session on an unique topic. The day continues with a 10 am bike ride around Lexington. The rides fund Folk Bike Recyclery in Frankfort, Bikes for the Bluegrass, and Broke Spoke.  

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Independent Bookstore Day, Morris Book Shop

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Morris Book Shop,
882 E. High Street, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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The first ever Independent Bookstore Day features exclusive books, art prints, and Kentucky bookmarks. 400 bookstores and 16 exclusive books and art pieces will be featured. Kentucky Fried Zine Fest will bring homemade independent Bookstore Day Madlibs for your madlibbing pleasure. May 2 at 10 am at Morris Book Shop.

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Fundraiser: Brunch & Bibelots, Headley-Whitney

May 3
Headley-Whitney Museum,
4435 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington, KY 40510 United States
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“A Lexington post-Derby tradition, Brunch & Bibelots is the Headley-Whitney Museum’s largest annual fundraiser.  The brunch occurs on the Sunday following Derby Saturday. The 2015 Brunch will be May 3.Individual tickets and table sponsorships are available.  Tickets may be purchased online.  To request a mailed invitation, please call 859-255-6653.”  

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Books: ‘Ultimate Star Wars’, Joseph-Beth

May 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington, KY United States
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Star Wars authors Daniel Wallace & Adam Bray discuss and sign Ultimate Star Wars on May 3 at Joseph-Beth.

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Music: Central Kentucky Concert Band, Lexington Opera House

May 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
Lexington, KY United States
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The Central Kentucky Concert Band (CKYO) performs at the Lexington Opera House on May 3 at 3 pm.

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Woodsongs: Sam Gleaves & Tom Paxton, Lyric Theatre

May 4 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour: Sam Gleaves and Tom Paxton play at the Lyric Theatre at 6:45 pm.

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Fundraiser: Mission Monday (March Madness Marching Band), Blue Stallion

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Blue Stallion Brewing,
610 W. Third Street, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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The March Madness Marching Band performs at Blue Stallion around 7 pm on Monday, May 4 as part of the Mission Monday fundraiser.

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Film: The Devils, Al’s Bar

May 6 @ 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 The Devils at 8 pm on Wednesday, May 6th.

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Theatre: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Studio Players

May 7 - 10
Studio Players Carriage House,
154 W. Bell Court, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Studio Players presents Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, directed by Jenny Christian. “Take some characters with names from Chekhov plays. Shake well. Stir in a gigolo and a young actress. Season with a cleaning lady who can tell the future and let the mixture simmer, laughing constantly. (This play contains mature themes)“ Thursday, May 7: 8 pm Friday, May 8: 8 pm Saturday, May 9: 8 pm Sunday, May 10: 2:30 pm Reservations: 859.257.4929

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Comedy: Tom Green, Comedy Off Broadway

May 7 - 10
Comedy Off Broadway,
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Tom Green performs at Comedy Off Broadway the following dates and times: Thursday, May 7: 7:15 pm Friday, May 8: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm Saturday, May 9: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm Sunday, May 10: 7:15 pm

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Thursday Night Live: The Swells, Cheapside Pavilion

May 7 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cheapside Pavilion,
251 W. Main St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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In 2015, the Downtown Lexington Corporation presents the 20th Season of Thursday Night Live at the Cheapside Pavilion, every Thursday from 4:30 pm to 9 pm. On May 7, The Swells play at TNL.

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Walk: Bird Walk, Arboretum

May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Arboretum,
Lexington, KY United States
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The Arboretum hosts the Bird Walk on Thursday, May 7, from 6 – 7 pm. Join Carey Tichenor, retired Kentucky State Naturalist, for an evening birdwalk.

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Film: Lunafest Lexington, Kentucky Theatre

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kentucky Theatre,
Main Street, Lexington, KY United States
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Lunafest Lexington is at The Kentucky Theatre on Thursday, May 7. “Raymond James Presents Lunafest Lexington on Thursday, May 7 at The Kentucky Theater. We hope you will make plans to attend this fun-filled and inspiring evening of films by, for, and about women. Tickets to the event make the perfect Mother’s Day gift and a wonderful evening out with friends! Proceeds benefit survivors of intimate partner abuse and breast cancer.  New this year – Add on tickets to our VIP catered…

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Theatre: The Music Man, Crossroads Christian Church

May 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Crossroads Christian Church,
4128 Todds Road, Lexington, KY 40509 United States
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Bluegrass United Performing Arts Company presents Meredith Willson’s The Music Man at Crossroads Christian Church on May 7, 2015.

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Concert: Eric Church, Rupp Arena

May 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 W Vine St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Eric Church plays at Rupp Arena as part of his The Outsiders World Tour on May 7, 2015.

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Kids: Kiddie Kapers & Company Spring Recital, Lexington Opera House

May 8 - 9
Lexington Opera House,
Lexington, KY United States
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The Kiddie Kapers & Company dance program offers instruction in ballet, tap, jazz, tumbling and dance team for youth ages 3–18. The twenty two-week session began in September and will conclude in the spring with a recital May 8th-9th at the Lexington Opera House. Please note,  this is not a National Touring production; events will be performed by students of Fayette County public schools. For more information visit lexingtonkyparks.gov/parks. May 8: 7 pm May 9: 12 pm, 3:30 pm & 7 pm

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Film: Rio, Farish Theatre

May 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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An opening event for the Bluegrass Birding Festival: a free showing of Rio at the Central Library’s Farish Theatre at 5:30 pm on Friday, May 8.

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Art: Lexington Guild of Printmakers Members’ Exhibition, The Bread Box

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Bread Box at West Sixth,
Lexington, KY United States
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“The Bread Box Studio Artists are hosting the Lexington Guild of Printmakers as they assemble The First Annual Members’ Exhibition. This will showcase a variety of work—from some of the iconic printmakers in Lexington to the newest kids on the block—and everything in between. Come and check out some prints, meet some local printmakers and enjoy Lexington’s growing art scene.Opening Reception: May 8th from 6-10 p.m.The exhibition will also be open the following Friday for Gallery Hop: May 15th from 5-8 p.m.”Artists: Tom Bakerhttp://tombakerart.com/…

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Fundraiser: Purses Pouts and Pearls, The Carrick House

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carrick House,
312 N. Limestone, Lexington , KY United States
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The American Cancer Society Purses Pouts and Pearls fundraiser is at The Carrick House on Friday, May 8, 2015, from 6 – 9 pm. “Please join the American Cancer Society to save lives and create a world with more birthdays. Join us at the American Cancer Society’s Purses Pouts and Pearls. Food, Purse Bingo,  a spectacular silent auction, and much more, provide for this premier event to be one of a kind. And as we come together to party for…

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Art: Members Opening Reception, UK Art Museum

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
UK Art Museum,
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Opening reception for three new exhibition for Museum Members and their guests: Chester Cornett: Beyond the Narrow Sky Vivian Maier: On the Street Other Streets: Photographs from the Collection Friday, May 8 at 6 pm at the UK Art Museum.

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Music: Pajama Jammy Jam, Al’s Bar

May 8 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Al’s Bar,
601 N. Limestone St. , Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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The Pajama Jammy Jam with Bianca Spriggs and DJ JustMe is at Al’s Bar on May 8 at 8 pm. “Do you enjoy wearing pj’s? Do you enjoy sipping adult beverages? Do you enjoy the musical stylings of Whitney Houston, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Prince, and other such classic pop artists? What about enjoying all three at once?? Join Bianca Spriggs and DJ JustMe for an evening of dancing and sipping in our nightclothes…in public! Onesies and other such outlandish loungewear…

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Drink: Drunk & Sailor’s Beer and Booty Tour

May 9

Drunk & Sailor’s Beer and Booty Tour returns to Lexington on May 9. The pub crawl is back for its fifth year.year. Dress like a pirate, wander the town, and drink up on grog. Play games, win pirate prizes, and enjoy the relaxing dulcet sounds of Drunk & Sailor.More Details TBA

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Bluegrass Birding Festival, Jacobson Park

May 9 - 10
Jacobson Park,
Lexington, KY United States
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Wild Birds Unlimited and Lexington Parks and Rec host the 2nd Annual Bluegrass Birding Festival & Craft Fair May 9-10 at Jacobson Park. The festival’s goal is to expose as many as possible to the hobby of bird watching and to educated on topics of wildlife and conservation. Saturday, May 9: 8 am – 7 pm Sunday, May 10: 8 am – 5 pm

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Central Kentucky Heart Walk, Keeneland

May 9 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Keeneland,
Versailles Road, Lexington, KY United States
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The 2015 Central Kentucky Heart Walk is at Keeneland on Saturday, May 9. The 2015 CENTRAL KENTUCKY HEART WALK at Keeneland Rack Course is the American Heart Association’s premiere event that brings communities together to raise funds and celebrate progress in the fight against this country’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers, heart disease and stroke. This inspirational day is filled with energy, excitement and hope!  Designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, the Heart Walk creates an environment that’s fun and rewarding…

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Mayfest Arts Fair, Gratz Park & Transy

May 9 @ 8:00 am - May 10 @ 5:00 pm
Gratz Park,
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Mayfest Arts Fair is a visual, performing, and literary arts fair that takes place annually on Mother’s Day weekend in Gratz Park. The 21st annual Mayfest will be May 9 – 10, 2015, and will include a variety of juried art, crafts vendors from around the state, artists conducting demonstrations and workshops, performances by local artists, food and activities for both children and adults. Saturday, May 9: 10 am – 6 pm Sunday, May 10: 11 am – 5 pm

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