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August 2014

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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September 2014

The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, Actors Guild

September 1 - 6
Actors Guild of Lexington,
4383 Old Harrodsburg Rd., Lexington, KY 40513 United States
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“This 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist is a drop-kicking, body-slamming, balls-out theatrical happening set in the larger-than-life world of professional wrestling. Mace is a great professional wrestler, but he’s no champion — that’s the impossibly charismatic Chad Deity. When Mace discovers a young Indian-American Brooklyn kid whose charisma rivals that of the champ, Mace decides to get him a job in the company. Only problem is, the boss has a very specific plan to put the duo onscreen as terrorists. Evening…

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Movies: To Kill A Mockingbird, Farish Theatre

September 2 @ 7:00 am - 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 To Kill a Mockingbird on September 2nd, at 7 pm.

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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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Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival 2014

September 4 - 7

Terrapin Hill 2014

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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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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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ART Kurt Vonnegut and more, UK Art Museum

September 6
UK Art Museum,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY United States
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UK Art Museum is featuring three new art exhibits, starting on September 6th at noon. Kurt Vonnegut: Madmen and Moonbeans “Novelist Kurt Vonnegut made drawings throughout his life, and, like writers and musicians including Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Norman Mailer, and Joni Mitchell, found that visual art offered him another outlet for creativity. This exhibition of silkscreen prints features portraits that are both comic and surreal, defined by bold lines and carefully placed areas of color. It was curated by…

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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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Historic East Lexington Walking Tour, Lyric Theatre

September 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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As part of the Lexington Roots & Heritage Festival, there will be a tour of historic East Lexington starting at the Lyric Theatre. The tour, which will begin at 1 pm, will be led by historian and lifetime Lexington resident Yvonne Giles.

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UK vs Ohio University, Commonwealth Stadium

September 6 @ 3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Commonwealth Stadium,
1540 University Drive, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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UK football team faces off against Ohio at 3:30 pm at Commonwealth Stadium.

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Nizhoni Sky, Joseph-Beth

September 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
161 Lexington Green Cir B1, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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“Return to America’s deepest roots with a celebration of Native American flute featuring Nizhoni Sky. Fred Nez Keams, John Forgy, Greg Rhodus, and Greg Hagan bring together a blend of instruments for a memorable musical experience featuring ancient sounds in a modern platform. Nez Keams flute player and maker seeks to promote Native American music to cross cultural boundaries and promote understanding of this ancient form of music.” Nizhoni Sky performs at Joseph-Beth at 6 pm.

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Black Jacket Symphony’s Fleetwood Mac, Lexington Opera House

September 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY United States
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The Black Jacket Symphony will be at the Lexington Opera House on September 6 to perform Fleetwood Mac’s album “Rumours”.

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The August Ball, Sts. Peter & Paul School

September 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sts. Peter & Paul School,
423 W. Short St., Lexington, KY United States
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The Lexington English Country Dancers present The August Ball, featuring the Capital City Country Dance Orchestra and caller Don Carson of Louisville. The event will be held at Sts. Peter and Paul School and will begin at 8 pm.

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Roots & Heritage Festival Gospel Show, Lyric Theatre

September 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lyric Theatre,
Elm Tree Lane, Lexington, KY United States
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As part of the Lexington Roots & Heritage Festival, the Lyric Theatre will be hosting the Roots & Heritage Festival Gospel Show, starting at 1 pm.

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Sunday Salons in September, Moveable Feast Lexington

September 7 @ 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 7th, John Wilkerson will host an afternoon tea at the Thomas…

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Woodsongs: Ellis Paul, Lyric Theatre

September 8 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Ellis Paul and Socks in the Frying Pan play at the Lyric Theater on September 8th. 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 9 - 10
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. Tuesday, September 9th: 7 pm Wednesday, September 10th: 7 pm

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

September 9 - 12
Lexington Children’s Theatre,
Lexington, KY United States
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Lexington Children’s Theatre presents the Long Road to Freedom. “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.”…

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Movies: Catch-22, Farish Theatre

September 9 @ 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 To Kill a Mockingbird on September 9th, at 7 pm.

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Coralee and The Townies, CD Central

September 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CD Central,
377 S. Limestone, Lexington, KY United States
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Coralee and The Townies will be playing in-store at CD Central at 7 pm to promote their new album Criminal Pride.

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Film: Last Year at Marienbad, Kentucky Theatre

September 10
Kentucky Theatre,
214 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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2014 Rosa Goddard Film Festival lineup includes: September 10, Alain Resnais’s Last Year at Marienbad The Rosa Goddard International Film Festival is an annual celebration of cinema classics presented at the Kentucky Theatre.    

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The Jefferson St. Soirée, Jefferson Street from Short to Second

September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

“Keeneland, VisitLEX and the restaurant and bar owners on Jefferson Street in downtown Lexington, KY, have collaborated to create the inaugural Jefferson Street Soirée. The event is scheduled for Wednesday evening, September 10th from 6 – 10 p.m. with Jefferson Street closed from Short to Second. The intent for the Jefferson Street Soirée is to showcase one of Lexington’s culinary and cocktail hot spots to benefit visitors and locals. The restaurants and bars along Jefferson will offer food and beverage tastings,…

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Books: Angela Pneuman, Joseph Beth

September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
161 Lexington Green Cir B1, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Kentucky author Angela Pneuman discusses and signs her debut novel Lay it on My Heart at 7 pm at Joseph-Beth Booksellers. “A moving, hilarious portrait of mothers and daughters, “Lay It on My Heart” brings us into the heart of a family weathering the toughest patch of their lives. But most of all, it marks out the seemingly unbearable realities of growing up, the strength that comes from finding real friendship, and the power of discovering–and accepting–who you are.”

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Red Barn Radio: Humble Tripe

September 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
ArtsPlace,
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On September 10, Red Barn Radio presents Humble Tripe 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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Poetry Reading: Jill McCorkle, UK Art Museum

September 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UK Art Museum,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY United States
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Poet and novelist Jill McCorkle will be reading poetry at the UK Art Museum at 8 pm.

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The Black Keys, KFC Yum! Center

September 10 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
KFC Yum! Center,
1 Arena Plaza, Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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The Black Keys will be playing at the KFC! Yum Center on September 10th, at 8 pm. The tour supports the band’s Turn Blue album. Turn Blue includes the single “Fever” which is currently #1 on AAA radio for a fourth week in a row. Cage The Elephant will be making a special guest appearance.

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Sommore, Comedy Off Broadway

September 11 - 13
Comedy Off Broadway,
161 Lexington Green Cir, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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“Sommore reigns as the undisputed “Queen of Comedy.” This trendsetting, highly-acclaimed veteran entertainer is widely considered one of America’s top comedic female entertainers. With a winning combination of class and sass, Sommore offers audiences a hilarious, yet piercing look at today’s issues from a woman’s perspective. She is frank and fearless in her routines, tackling topics that range from the mundane to the controversial with wit, intelligence and style. Praised by critics, respected by her peers, and adored by a…

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Born Cross Eyed, Fifth Third Pavillion

September 11 @ 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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Sonia Series Lecture, Asha Bandele, Lyric Theatre

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lyric Theater,
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On Thursday, September 11, at 7 pm, the Lyric Theatre will be hosting a community lecture as part of the Sonia Sanchez Series. The keynote address by Asha Bandele, covers racial and social justice, poetry, and how they all relate to Lexington. Chaired by Patrice Muhammad.  

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Books: John Scalzi, Joseph-Beth

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington, KY United States
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John Scalzi, New York Times bestselling author, Hugo Award winner, and author of Lock In, will be at Joseph-Beth Booksellers at 7 pm on September 11.

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Jazz: Live at the Library, Farish Theater

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Jazz Arts Foundation and Jamey Aebersold Jazz sponsor free jazz performances every second Thursday of the month, at the Farish Theater, at 7 pm. 

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ScareFest 2014, Lexington Convention Center

September 12 - 14
Lexington Convention Center,
430 W. Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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ScareFest 2014 will be taking place in the Lexington Convention Center the weekend of September 12 – September 14. Times and dates are as follows: Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 •Vendor/Stars Area: 4pm-10pm (Early Entry Special Ticket) •Vendor/Stars Area: 5pm-10pm (General Public) Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 •Vendor/Stars Area: 10am-9pm (Early Entry Special Ticket) •Vendor/Stars Area: 11am-9pm (General Public) Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014 •Vendor/Stars Area: 10am-4pm (Early Entry Special Ticket) •Vendor/Stars Area: 11am-4pm (General Public)

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Much Ado About Nothing, Central Christian Church

September 12 - 14
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 12th: 7 pm Saturday, September 13th: 7 pm Sunday, September 14th: 2 pm

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Jeff Stetson’s “The Meeting,” Farish Theater

September 12 - 14
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.” Friday, September 12: 7 – 8 pm Saturday, September 13: 3 – 4 pm Sunday, September 14: 3 – 4 pm

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Kentucky Women Writers Conference, Carnegie Center

September 12 @ 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Carnegie Center,
Second Street, Lexington, KY United States
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The annual Kentucky Women Writers Conference will be taking place September 12-13. Launched by UK in 1979, the Kentucky Women Writers Conference is the longest actively running women’s literary festival in the nation. On Friday, September 12, the Carnegie Center will be hosting a number of readings, discussions, and workshops, starting at 8 am.  Daytime sessions require a general admission or student pass to attend.    

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Kentucky Women Writers Conference Keynote, Memorial Hall

September 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
UK Memorial Hall,
Lexington, KY United States
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As part of the Kentucky Women Writers Conference, Tracy K. Smith and Tina Chang will be doing a keynote reading at Memorial Hall, starting at 7:30 pm.

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Trombone Shorty, UK Singletary Center

September 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Singletary Center for the Arts,
405 Rose St., Lexington, KY United States
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On Friday, September 12, 2014, at 7:30 pm, the Singletary Center for the Arts presents Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. Trombone Shorty and his ensemble, Orleans Avenue, have toured across five continents and were nominated for a Grammy for “Backatown,” off their debut album. Their style of music, dubbed “Supafunkrock,” is a mix of rock, funk, jazz, hip-hop, and soul.  

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