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April 2015

KIDS: The Giver, LCT

April 19
Lexington Children’s Theatre,
418 W. Short St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Sunday, April 19 – 2:00 Saturday, April 25 – 2:00 Saturday, April 25 –7:00 Sunday, April 26 – 2:00  

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A Thousand Cranes, EKU

April 19
Lexington Children’s Theatre,
418 W. Short St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Lexington Children’s Theatre performs A Thousand Cranes at the EKU Center for the Arts on Sunday April 19th at 2 and 4:30 pm.

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Film: Chasing Ice, Farish Theatre

April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Farish Theater,
140 E Main St, Lexington, KY United States
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A screening of Chasing Ice at the Farish Theatre at the Central Library on April 19. “Earth Day Coalition Film Screening: CHASING ICE Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers.”

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Concert: Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein, Singletary Center

April 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Singletary Center,
405 ROSE ST., Lexington, KY United States
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Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein play at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts on April 19, 2015. “Goldstein-Peled-Fiterstein: presented by Chamber Music Society of Central KY.  Performing a wide range of music – from pieces reflecting their Israeli roots to the classics – this piano-cello-clarinet trio wins kudos for stellar playing.”

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Music: Choral Evensong, Christ Church Cathedral

April 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Christ Church Cathedral,
166 Market Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Choral Evensong with Christ Church Cathedral Men’s Choir is at 4 pm on April 19, 2015 at Christ Church Cathedral.

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Gigs: Home Free, Lexington Opera House

April 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Home Free play at the Lexington Opera House on April 19, 2015. “Home Free was crowned Season 4 Champions of NBC’s The Sing-Off. Founded by brothers Chris and Adam Rupp during their college years in the early 2000s, Home Free had been perfecting their live show for years prior to The Sing-Off–performing together for crowds in countless State and County Fairs, on college campuses, in front of Fortune 500 companies, and in theaters all across the country. It was their…

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Class: The Artist’s Way, Joseph-Beth

April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington, KY United States
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The Carnegie Center for Learning & Literacy presents ‘The Artist’s Way’: Nurturing Our Creative Life class on Wednesday, April 22.

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Gigs: Ben Sollee, Kentucky Theatre

April 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kentucky Theatre

Ben Sollee plays at the Kentucky Theatre on April 22 at 7:30 pm.

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Comedy: Bill Bellamy, Comedy Off Broadway

April 23 - 26
Comedy Off Broadway,
Lexington, KY United States
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David Dyer performs at Comedy Off Broadway at the following dates and times: Thursday, April 23: 7:15 pm Friday, April 24: 8 pm & 10:30 pm Saturday, April 25: 8 pm & 10:30 pm Sunday, April 26: 7:15 pm  

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Equestrian: Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Kentucky Horse Park

April 23 - 26

The 2015 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event is at the Kentucky Horse Park April 23-26. “Called “The Best Weekend All Year,” the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event is an equestrian Eventing competition that brings in Olympic-level horses and riders from around the globe. RK3DE is one of only six CCI events in the world and the only one in the Western Hemisphere. In addition to  athletes competing, this weekend offers shopping, Land Rover test drives, tailgating.”

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Theatre: Hair, Guignol Theatre

April 23 - 25
Guignol Theatre,
465 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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UK presents Hair is at the Guignol Theatre April 23-25. Book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado. Music by Galt McDermott. Produced for the Broadway stage by Michael Butler. Originally produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival Theatre. Thursday, April 23: 7:30 pm Friday, April 24: 7:30 pm Saturday, April 25: 7:30 pm

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Speak: Kentucky’s Future, Arboretum

April 23 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
UK Arboretum,
Lexington, KY United States
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The Arboretum Visitor Center hosts “Kentucky’s Future” on Thursday, April 23, from 4 – 7 pm. While visiting the Pennyrile region, learn how to select and properly plant a tree while adding to The Arboretum collection. Children and families can watch their own tree grow in The Arboretum for years to come.

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Sister Act, Lexington Opera House

April 24 - 26
Lexington Opera House,
401 West Short Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Friday: 8 pm Saturday: 2 & 8 pm Sunday: 1 & 6 pm

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Theatre: SCAPA’s Oh, Henry!, DAC

April 24 - 25
Downtown Arts Center,
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SCAPA presents Oh, Henry! at the Downtown Arts Center. Friday, March 24: 7:30 pm Saturday, March 25: 7:30 pm

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Australian Chamber Orchestra, EKU

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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The Australian Chamber Orchestra will be performing at the EKU Center for the Arts on Friday April 24th at 7:30 pm.

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UK Dance Ensemble Spring Performance, Singletary Center

April 25 - 26
Singletary Center,
Lexington, United States
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The UK Dance Ensemble Spring Performance is at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts. April 25: 8 pm April 26: 2 pm

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Kids: The Giver, Lexington Children’s Theatre

April 25 - 26
Lexington Children’s Theatre,
418 W. Short St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Lexington Children’s Theatre presents Eric Coble’s The Giver, based on the book by Lois Lowry. Saturday, April 25: 2 & 7 pm Sunday, April 26: 2 pm “No pain.  No hate.  No aggression.  Jonas’s community has found a way to stamp out all the fear, anger, and negativity in the world.  But at what cost? No family.  No happiness.  No love. When Jonas learns the truth, he finds there is more to the world than sameness, more than black and…

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Arbor Day, Arboretum

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Arboretum,
Lexington, KY United States
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The Arboretum’s annual Arbor Day is on Saturday, April 25, 10 am – 2 pm. This year’s Arbor Day celebration honors Kentucky’s Past, Present, and Future. One goal of the event is to raise awareness of the collections along the Walk Across Kentucky (WAKY) and the benefits of growing and conserving native trees and plants. This year, exhibits will be located along the WAKY. Come prepared to walk to interpretive stations about tree identification, tree health, invasive species, wild flowers,…

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Books: ‘The Kentucky Derby’, Joseph-Beth

April 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington, KY United States
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James C. Nicholson signs The Kentucky Derby: How the Run for the Roses Became America’s Premier Sporting Event on April 25 at Joseph-Beth. “Each year on the first Saturday in May, the world turns its attention to the twin spires of Churchill Downs for the high-stakes excitement of the “greatest two minutes in sports,” the Kentucky Derby. No American sporting event can claim the history, tradition, or pageantry that the Kentucky Derby holds. For more than 130 years, spectators have been fascinated…

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HG: Vern Yip, My Favorite Things

April 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
My Favorite Things,
2721 Old Rosebud, Lexington, KY 40509 United States
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HGTV personality and interior design celebrity Vern Yip will be in Lexington on April 25th to help commemorate My Favorite Things’ “Big 10 Anniversary.” My Favorite Things is celebrating its tenth anniversary serving Lexington and Central Kentucky with premier gifts, high end furniture and interior design expertise.  Yip will be at My Favorite Things, located in Hamburg at 2721 Old Rosebud (behind Forcht Bank), on Saturday, April 25th from Noon to 3:00 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

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Rosanne Cash, EKU

April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Rosanne Cash will be performing at the EKU Center for the Arts on Saturday April 25th at 7:30 pm.

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Music: Lexington Chamber Chorale’s Shakespeare, Second Presbyterian

April 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Second Presbyterian Church,
460 E. Main St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Shakespeare: Voice and Verse featuring Lexington Chamber Chorale with professional actors and students from SCAPA/Lafayette on April 25 at Second Presbyterian Church. Call 859.317.3353 for more info.

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Music: Lexington Brass Band, Centenary Methodist

April 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Centenary United Methodist Church,
2800 Tates Creek Road, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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Lexington Brass Band: Celtic Brass at Centenary United Methodist Church on April 26, 2015.

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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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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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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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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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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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May 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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Comedy: Ian Bagg, Comedy Off Broadway

May 13 - 16
Comedy Off Broadway,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Ian Bagg performs at Comedy Off Broadway at the following dates and times: Wednesday, May 13: 7:15 pm Thursday, May 14: 7:15 pm Friday, May 15: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm Saturday, May 16: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm

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Theatre: The Laramie Project, Transy

May 14 - 17
Lucille Little Theatre, Transylvania University,
Lexington, KY United States
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The Laramie Project at Transylvania University’s Lucille Caudill Little Theatre, May 14 – 17. “By Moisés Kaufmann and members of the Tectonic Theater Project In October 1998, Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left to die tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyo. Five weeks later, Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie and, over the course of the next year, conducted more than 200 interviews with people of the town.…

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Home/Garden: Gardening for Pollinators, Arboretum

May 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Arboretum,
Lexington, KY United States
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The Arboretum Visitor Center hosts the class Gardening for Pollinators on Thursday, May 14, 10 – 11 am. Join Jesse Dahl to explore the basic requirements to attract pollinators (food, water, and shelter). Participants will take home two pollinator-favorite perennials to plant at home.

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Black Jacket Symphony’s ‘Born to Run’, Lexington Opera House

May 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
Lexington, KY United States
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Black Jacket Symphony perform Bruce Springsteen’s Born to Run at the Lexington Opera House on May 14. ​”The Black Jacket Symphony offers a unique concert experience by recreating classic albums in a live performance setting with a first class lighting and video production. A selected album is performed in its entirety by a group of handpicked musicians specifically selected for each album. With no sonic detail being overlooked, the musicians do whatever it takes to musically reproduce the album. Following the album…

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

May 15 - 17
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)“ Friday, May 15: 8 pm Saturday, May 16: 8 pm Sunday, May 17: 2:30 pm Reservations: 859.257.4929

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Lexington Gallery Hop

May 15 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

There is a LexArts Gallery Hop on May 15, from 5 – 8 pm. “During the LexArts HOP, thousands of locals and visitors alike converge on downtown Lexington to celebrate art throughout the evening with new gallery exhibitions, special events, and food and drinks. With dozens of galleries and non-traditional exhibit spaces, the LexArts HOP happens on the third Friday of every other month. Patrons begin at one of nearly 50 locations and visit as many or as few participating…

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Maserati Mingle, Courthouse Plaza

May 15 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza,
120 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY United States
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The Concours Preview and Maserati Mingle is at the Courthouse Plaza of Friday, May 15, 2015. Exotic automobiles and entertainment. Food and drink will be available.

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Symphonie Fantastique, UK Singletary Center

May 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
UK Singletary Center,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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On May 15, the Lexington Philharmonic presents Symphonie Fantastique at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts at 7:30 pm. “GANDOLFI: Excerpt from “The Garden of Cosmic Speculation” SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto Alexandre da Costa, violin BERLIOZ: Symphonie Fantastique The 2014-2015 season closes with a celebration of great Romantic works in Symphonie Fantastique! LexPhil presents contemporary American composer Michael Gandolfi’s “Jumping Bridge” from The Garden of Cosmic Speculation. Alexandre da Costa, violin, joins LexPhil for Sibelius’ triumphant Violin Concerto, op. 47 followed by the aural adventure of Berlioz’s epic Symphonie Fantastique.”

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Comedy: Kathy Griffin, EKU

May 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
EKU Center for the Arts,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Kathy Griffin performs at the EKU Center for the Arts on May 15, 2015.

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RUN: Horse Capital Marathon, Fasig Tipton

May 16 @ 7:00 am
Fasig Tipton,
2400 Newton Pike, Lexington, KY 40511 United States
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The first annual Horse Capital Marathon and Half Marathon is scheduled for May 16, 2015. The race will begin at 7 AM at Fasig Tipton and will be a quasi-double loop course on rolling, scenic country roads, passing 40-plus horse farms. It will have a 14 minute 30 second pace limit (6 hours, 15 min total) and will be a certified course. Partial proceeds benefit the Bluegrass Farms Charities. Registration is open  at www.horsecapitalmarathon.com. (Lexington’s Run the Bluegrass half marathon…

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March of Dimes: March for Babies, Keeneland

May 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Keeneland,
Versailles Road, Lexington, KY United States
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The 2015 Greater Bluegrass March for Babies is on May 17 at Keeneland. Registration is at 1:30 pm and the march begins at 2:30 pm. “When you walk, you give hope to the babies born too soon or sick. The money you raise supports programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies, and it funds research to find answers to the serious problems that threaten our babies. We’ve been walking since 1970 and have raised an incredible…

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Dr. John: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong, Lexington Opera House

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Troubadour Concert Series & Highbridge Spring Water presents Dr John’s A Tribute to Louis Armstrong at the Lexington Opera House on May 17, 2015. “Six-time Grammy winner Dr. John is known the world over as the embodiment of New Orleans’ musical legacy. His career began in the 1950s performing with some of the Crescent City’s greatest acts. By the 1960s, he was a sought-after session musician, playing on records by Van Morrison, Aretha Franklin and The Rolling Stones, before establishing a solo…

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Rain: A Beatles Tribute, Lexington Opera House

May 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
Lexington, KY United States
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Variety Live and the Opera House Fund present Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles at the Lexington Opera House on May 18, 2015. “Rain follows the career of The Beatles from the British invasion and their landmark performances on The Ed Sullivan Show and at Shea Stadium through their final albums Abbey Road and Let it Be. The mood is set with original film footage and TV commercials from the 1960s and over the course of show, the musicians who play John,…

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