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January 2015

Event: Monster Jam, Rupp Arena

January 24, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
432 W. Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Rupp Arena will host Monster Jam on Saturday, January 24 at 7:30 pm. “Monster Jam returns to Rupp Arena! Starring the biggest performers on four wheels: Monster Jam trucks! The twelve-feet-tall, ten-thousand-pound machines will bring you to your feet, racing and ripping up a custom-designed track full of obstacles to soar over – OR smash through. The 2015 touring season brings more Monster Jam excitement tailored perfectly for your family’s budget, and these colorful, larger-than-life beasts are sure to capture the…

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ART Lexington Tattoo Project Gallery Opening, UK Art Museum

January 24, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UK Art Museum,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY United States
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“The Lexington Tattoo Project is a collaboration between artists Kremena Todorova and Kurt Gohde, and poet Bianca Spriggs, whose poem The ____of the Universe: A Love Story inspired numerous residents to have their bodies tattooed with suggestive fragments of text, punctuation marks, and small design elements. A celebration of pride and place, the project has been documented by a thoughtful website, video, and a hardcover book. Now for the first time, the photographs of participants are exhibited as a gallery exhibition, spreading…

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Same Difference Gallery Opening, UK Art Museum

January 24, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UK Art Museum,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY United States
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“The three artists in this exhibition each use strategies of theme and variation, producing a range of painted and sculpted elements that are stacked, clustered, and installed in unique ways. Their works reference domestic and decorative traditions, manufacturing and labor, and the female body as a repository of lived experiences. image credit: RUSSELL MALTZ, S.P./ACCU-FLO #113, acrylic on plywood, steel, courtesy the artist”

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Competition: Lexington’s Got Groove Finals, Lyric Theatre

January 24, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Lyric Theatre,
300 E Third St, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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The Lyric Theatre will host the “Lexington’s Got Talent” finals competition on Saturday, January 24 starting at 8 pm.

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KIDS: Señora Tortuga, LCT

January 25, 2015
Lexington Children’s Theatre,
418 W. Short St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Sunday, January 25 – 2:00 Saturday, January 31 – 2:00 Saturday, January 31 – 7:00 Sunday, February 1 – 2:00  

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Event: Wild Kratts Live, EKU

January 25, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
EKU Center for the Arts,
521 Lancaster Avenue, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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EKU will host the Wild Kratts on Sunday, January 25, at 3 pm. “Join Martin and Chris Kratt, the real-life stars of PBS’s Emmy-nominated “Wild Kratts,” for an all new theatrical stage show based on the hit animated series. The brothers step out live on stage to engage the audience in a classic “Creature adventure.” Using their worldwide network of Wild Kratts kids and their Creature Power Suits the Kratts tap into the powers of some of their favorite animals…

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Dance: KCT Winterfest: “Cabaret”, The Grand Reserve

January 26, 2015 - January 30, 2015
The Grand Reserve,
903 Manchester St., Lexington, KY United States
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The Blackbird Dance Theatre will perform Cabaret Monday, January 26, through Friday January 30. Each performance will take place at 8 pm, with doors opening at 7 pm. “Audiences have been mesmerized by Blackbird Dance Theatre’s use of storytelling, live music, and unconventional dance techniques such as stage combat and aerial silks. This  collaboration promises a fresh take on Kander & Ebb’s celebrated musical, Cabaret. Lexington’s very own  event space, The Grand Reserve, will be transformed into the Kit Kat…

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Dance: Paul Taylor Dance Company, Centre College

January 27, 2015 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Norton Center for the Arts,
600 West Walnut Street, Danville, KY 40422 United States
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The Paul Taylor Dance company will perform American Dreamer on Tuesday, January 27, at 7:30 pm. “Another nod to Kentucky will come in the form of the Paul Taylor Dance Company in January 2015. This troupe, Taylor’s primary company, celebrates its 60th season this year, and their Newlin Hall performance will feature the Kentucky premiere of American Dreamer, a brand new work set to the music of Kentucky’s own Stephen Foster. A direct disciple of the Martha Graham dance lineage,…

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Theatre: Friends, Farish Theatre

January 28, 2015 - January 31, 2015
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Farish Theater in the Lexington Public Library will present Kobo Abe’s Friends, performed by the Balagula Theatre Company.  “A Japanese comedy of menace. An absurdist drama about the gradual destruction of the individual. A family enters the apartment of a young man and announces that they will save him from his loneliness by living with them. Slowly, they destroy everything, in the cheerful psychotic name of ‘brotherly love’.” Wednesday, January 28: 7 pm Thursday, January 29: 7 pm Friday, January 30: 7 pm Saturday, January…

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Comedy: Ralph Harris, Comedy Off Broadway

January 28, 2015 - January 31, 2015
Comedy Off Broadway,
161 Lexington Green Cir., Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Comedian Ralph Harris will preform at Comedy Off Broadway Wednesday, January 28, through Saturday, January 31. Wednesday: 7:15 pm Thursday: 7:15 pm Friday: 7:15 & 9:45 pm Saturday: 7:15 & 9:45 pm “Ralph Harris is one of today’s hottest comedic and acting talents! He made his feature film debut in DREAMGIRLS, a film that has struck gold (of the Golden Globe variety). Ralph’s jump to the big screen comes after years of successful television work, including appearances on Seinfeld, Parenthood,…

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Comedy: Ralph Harris, Comedy Off Broadway

January 28, 2015 - January 31, 2015
Comedy Off Broadway,
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Ralph Harris performs at Comedy Off Broadway. Wednesday, January 28: 7:15 pm Thursday, January 29: 7:15 pm Friday, January 30: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm Saturday, January 31: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm    

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Keb’ Mo’, Lexington Opera House

January 28, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY United States
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Keb’ Mo’ performs at the Lexington Opera House at 7:30 pm on January 28. “The volunteers of the Troubadour Concert Series and Highbridge Springs Water are proud to return three-time Grammy winner, Keb’ Mo’ in concert at the Lexington Opera House. This multi-award winning blues master has been described as “a living link to the seminal Delta blues that travelled up the Mississippi River and across the expanse of America.” His post-modern blues style is influenced by folk, rock, jazz…

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Theatre: Agnes of God, Studio Players

January 30, 2015 - February 1, 2015
Studio Players Carriage House,
154 W. Bell Court, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Studio Players presents John Pielmeier’s Agnes of God, directed by Paul Thomas. “Little lamb, who made thee? Pray, tell the Mother Superior. Pray, tell the psychologist. Little lamb, who killed thee? (This play contains mature themes)” Friday, January 30: 8 pm Saturday, January 31: 8 pm Sunday, February 1: 2:30 pm Reservations: 859.257.4929

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Black Jacket Symphony, Lexington Opera House

January 30, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
401 W. Short St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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“The Black Jacket Symphony returns to the Lexington Opera House to perform Eagles’ Hotel California on January 30th. ​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…

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Bourbon, Beards, and Burlesque, Cosmic Charlie’s

January 30, 2015 @ 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Ave, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Cosmic Charlie’s celebrates its annual beard competition. Categories: 1. Craft realistic 2. Craft creative 3. Mustache natural 4. Mustache styled 5. Amish 6. Goatee 7. Chops Full beard measured from bottom lip 8. Under 4 inch short beard 9. Under 8 inch man beard 10. Under 12 inch beast mode beard 11. Over 12 inch grandmaster beard 12. Dreaded and braided 13. Full beard styled mustache 14. Freestyle  

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UK Basketball: UK vs Alabama, Rupp

January 31, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 W Vine St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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UK basketball home game: UK hosts Alabama at Rupp Arena at 7 pm.

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Carrie Newcomer, EKU

January 31, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Carrie Newcomer will perform at the EKU Center for the Arts on Saturday January 31 at 7:30 pm.

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Concert: A Space Odyssey Live, Singletary Center

January 31, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Singletary Center,
UK, Lexington, KY United States
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On Saturday, January 31, at 7:30 pm, the Singletary Center For the Arts will host a screening of the film, 2001: A Space Odyssey with a live performance from the UK Symphony Orchestra and Chorale. “Highly regarded as the most groundbreaking sci-fi movie of all time, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey is a masterpiece achievement of artistic innovation in cinema.  Known for its astute integration of music in film, 2001 features a score like none other.  From the iconic…

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February 2015

UK Basketball: UK vs Georgia, Rupp

February 3, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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UK basketball home game: UK hosts Georgia at Rupp Arena at 7 pm.

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Peter and the Star Catcher, Lexington Opera House

February 6, 2015 - February 8, 2015
Lexington Opera House,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Friday: 8 pm Saturday: 2 & 8 pm Sunday: 1 & 6 pm

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Broadway: Peter and the Starcatcher, Lexington Opera House

February 6, 2015 - February 8, 2015
Lexington Opera House,
Lexington, KY United States
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Broadway Live and the Opera House Fund present Peter and the Starcatcher at the Lexington Opera House February 6 – 8. “Peter and the Starcatcher, the most magical evening of madcap fun, is now on tour!  Hailed by the New York Times as “The most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades,” this comedy takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew.  The winner of 5 Tony Awards®, this swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let…

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Gregory Porter, EKU

February 7, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Gregory Porter will perform at the EKU Center for the Arts on Saturday February 7 at 7:30 pm.

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Alton Brown Live, EKU

February 11, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Alton Brown will perform at the EKU Center for the Arts on Wednesday February 11 at 7:30 pm.

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Concert: Acoustikats, Student Center Ballroom

February 13, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
UK Student Center Grand Ballroom,
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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After Dark – A Paws and Listen & Acoustikats performance.

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UK Basketball: UK vs South Carolina, Rupp

February 14, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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UK basketball home game: UK hosts South Carolina at Rupp Arena at 2 pm.

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Bill Cosby, Singletary Center

February 15, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
UK Singletary Center for the Arts,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Bill Cosby performs at the Singletary Center for the Arts at 7 pm on February 15. “America’s most beloved comedians of all time, Bill Cosby, whose comedy transcends age, gender and cultural barriers, is making a rare appearance at the Singletary Center for the Arts, Sunday, Feb. 15  at 7p.m. Cosby has captivated generations of fans with his comedy routines, iconic albums and best-selling books, including “Fatherhood,” “Time Flies” and his current bestseller, “I Didn’t Ask to Be Born, (But…

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UK Basketball: UK vs Auburn, Rupp

February 21, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 W Vine St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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UK basketball home game: UK hosts Auburn at Rupp Arena at 6 pm.

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Senora Tortuga, LCT

February 22, 2015
Lexington Children’s Theatre,
418 W. Short St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Senora Tortuga (In Black Box Theater) will be performed in the Lexington Children’s Theater on Sunday February 22 at 2 and 4:30 pm.

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KIDS: Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat, LCT

February 22, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lexington Children’s Theatre,
418 W. Short St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Sunday, February 22 – 2:00 Sunday, February 22 – 4:30 Saturday, February 28 – 11:00 Saturday, February 28 – 2:00 Saturday, February 28 – 7:00 Sunday, March 1 – 2:00

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Music For Mission: Everett McCorvey, First Presbyterian Church

February 24, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Presbyterian Church,
174 Market St, Lexington, KY United States
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Music For Mission: The American Spiritual Ensemble with Everett McCorvey is at First Presbyterian Church at 7 pm on Tuesday, February 24. The American Spiritual Ensemble is a concert of spirituals and other repertoire from the African-American tradition.

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The Hot Sardines, EKU

February 24, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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The Hot Sardines will perform at the EKU Center for the Arts on Tuesday February 24 at 7:30 pm.

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Theatre: 42nd Street, Lexington Opera House

February 26, 2015 - February 28, 2015
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY United States
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Friends of the Arts School and SCAPA present 42nd Street at the Lexington Opera House February 26-28. “A heartwarming tale about the search for stardom, 42nd Street captures the hopes of everyone pursuing a dream. Young aspiring actress Peggy Sawyer moves to New York City to make her mark and lands her first job, but the Director isn’t having an easy time producing a large-scale musical in the midst of the Great Depression. When the star breaks her ankle, Peggy is suddenly pushed center…

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Kodo, EKU

February 28, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Performing on the larger-than-life taiko drum, the Kodo drummers reinterpret traditional Japanese arts with astounding energy and athleticism. Performing at the EKU Center for the Arts on Saturday February 28 at 7:30 pm.

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UK Basketball: UK vs Arkansas, Rupp

February 28, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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UK basketball home game: UK hosts Arkansas at Rupp Arena at 4 pm.

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March 2015

Anything Goes, EKU

March 3, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Anything Goes will be performed at the EKU Center for the Arts on Tuesday March 3 at 7:30 pm.

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Opera: The Tales of Hoffman, Lexington Opera House

March 5, 2015 - March 8, 2015
Lexington Opera House,
Lexington, KY United States
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UK Opera Theatre and OperaLex present The Tales of Hoffman at the Lexington Opera House March 5-8. “A first in UK Opera Theatre history, Jacques Offenbach’s French fantasy The Tales of Hoffmann will be presented to the Central Kentucky community in March 2015. Stage Director David Lefkowich, director of Kentucky Opera’s November 2013 production of “Simon Boccanegra,” comes to Lexington to bring to life the opera featuring tenors, Gregory Turay and Jonathan Parham. Lefkowich and Turay last worked together in the 2004 premiere of Julie Taymor’s “The Magic…

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Mike Daisey, EKU

March 5, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Mike Daisey will perform “Life During Wartime” at the EKU Center for the Arts on Thursday March 5 at 7:30 pm.

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UK Basketball: UK vs Florida, Rupp

March 7, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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UK basketball home game: UK hosts Florida at Rupp Arena at 2 pm.

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Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, EKU

March 8, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy will perform at the EKU Center for the Arts on Thursday March 5 at 7:30 pm.

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Theatre: What Would Jesus Pack?, Studio Players

March 12, 2015 - March 15, 2015
Studio Players Carriage House,
154 W. Bell Court, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Studio Players presents Ross Carter’s What Would Jesus Pack?, directed by Eric Seale. “When a holy war erupts between a gun advocate and an evangelical fundraiser, a U.S. Senator gets caught in the comic crossfire.“ Thursday, March 12: 8 pm Friday, March 13: 8 pm Saturday, March 14: 8 pm Sunday, March 15: 2:30 pm Reservations: 859.257.4929

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Audra McDonald, EKU

March 12, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Audra McDonald will perform at the EKU Center for the Arts on Thursday March 12 at 7:30 pm.

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The Great Gatsby, Lexington Opera House

March 13, 2015 - March 15, 2015
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: Bernard and Bosie, Farish Theatre

March 13, 2015 - March 14, 2015
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Balagula Theatre Company will present Anthony Wynn’s Bernard and Bosie at the Downtown Arts Center.  “The play explores the complex relationship between literary giant George Bernard Shaw and the poet Lord Alfred ‘Bosie’ Douglas (the intimate friend of Oscar Wilde) through their own letters to one another in the 1930s and 1940s. In an age of instant communication through e-mail and cellular telephones, the two-act play ‘Bernard and Bosie: A Most Unlikely Friendship’ is a reminder of the intimate and…

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Kronos Quartet, EKU

March 19, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Kronos Quartet will be performing “World War I Chronicles” at the EKU Center for the Arts on Thursday March 19 at 7:30 pm.

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Theatre: What Would Jesus Pack?, Studio Players

March 20, 2015 - March 22, 2015
Studio Players Carriage House,
154 W. Bell Court, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Studio Players presents Ross Carter’s What Would Jesus Pack?, directed by Eric Seale. “When a holy war erupts between a gun advocate and an evangelical fundraiser, a U.S. Senator gets caught in the comic crossfire.“ Friday, March 20: 8 pm Saturday, March 21: 8 pm Sunday, March 22: 2:30 pm Reservations: 859.257.4929

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Dance SCAPA, Lexington Opera House

March 20, 2015 - March 21, 2015
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Friends of the Arts School and SCAPA present Dance SCAPA at the Lexington Opera House on March 20-21. “This lively show begins with a lecture demonstration of dance forms and quickly flows into choreography created with the core curriculum guidelines in mind. Our goal is to help every student develop an understanding and appreciation for the art of dance. Tap, ballet, modern and jazz are just of a few of the styles performed by our students. Question and answer session available after each performance.” Friday, March…

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KIDS: A Thousand Cranes, LCT

March 21, 2015
Lexington Children’s Theatre,
418 W. Short St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States

Saturday, March 21 – 2:00 Saturday, March 21 – 7:00 Sunday, March 22 – 2:00

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The Buddy Holly Experience, EKU

March 26, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience featuring America’s premier Buddy Holly interpreter, Billy McGuigan performing at the EKU Center of the Arts on Thursday March 26 at 7:30 pm.

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Theatre: What Would Jesus Pack?, Studio Players

March 27, 2015 - March 29, 2015
Studio Players Carriage House,
154 W. Bell Court, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Studio Players presents Ross Carter’s What Would Jesus Pack?, directed by Eric Seale. “When a holy war erupts between a gun advocate and an evangelical fundraiser, a U.S. Senator gets caught in the comic crossfire.“ Friday, March 27: 8 pm Saturday, March 28: 8 pm Sunday, March 29: 2:30 pm Reservations: 859.257.4929

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Ballet: Beauty and the Beast, Lexington Opera House

March 28, 2015 - March 29, 2015
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Kentucky Ballet Theatre presents Beauty and the Beast at the Lexington Opera House on March 28-29. “Beauty, a young girl pure of heart, whose father is accosted by a mysterious Beast after picking roses from the Beast’s beloved garden. To save her father, Beauty offers herself in exchange for his freedom, and begins a journey of love and transformation for both herself and the Beast. Please note, this is not a touring production; events will be performed by the Kentucky Ballet Theatre.” Saturday,…

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