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October 2014

Lexington Mayoral Debate, Carrick Theater

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Transylvania University’s Carrick Theater,
300 North Broadway Road, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Transylvania University hosts Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and challenger, former police chief Anthany Beatty in a mayoral debate leading up to the November elections.  

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Red Barn Radio: Phoebe Hunt and Connor Forsyth

October 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ArtsPlace,
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On October 8, Red Barn Radio presents Phoebe Hunt and Connor Forsyth  at ArtsPlace. Red Barn Radio records each show before a studio audience for later broadcast. Come help 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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Theatre: Dancing at Lughnasa, Guignol Theatre

October 9 - 12
UK Guignol Theatre,
465 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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The UK Guignol Theatre presents Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa. This Tony Award-winning drama tells of the narrator’s childhood in Ballybeg, Ireland, raised by his young mother and her four sisters. Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. Originally produced on the New York stage by Noel Pearson in association with Bill Kenwright and Joseph Harris. Thursday, October 9: 7:30 pm Friday, October 10: 7:30 pm Saturday, October 11: 7:30 pm Sunday, October 12: 2 pm

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Comedy: Steve-O, Comedy Off Broadway

October 9 - 12
Comedy Off Broadway,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Jackass‘s Steve-O will perform at Comedy Off Broadway. Also appearing: Raanan Hershberg and Scott Wilson. Thursday, October 9:  8 pm Friday, October 10: 8 pm & 10:30 pm Saturday, October 11: 8 pm & 10:30 pm Sunday, October 12: 8 pm

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Coralee & The Townees, Fifth Third Pavilion

October 9 @ 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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Cherub, Buster’s

October 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Buster’s,
899 Manchester Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Cherub will play at Buster’s as a part of their Champagne Showers tour with Ghost Beach and Gibbz on Thursday, October 9th. The show will begin at 8 pm.

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ART PRHBTN, Buster’s

October 10 - 12
Buster’s,
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“PRHBTN /ˌproʊ əˈbɪʃ ən/ [proh-uh-bish-uh n]: A fusion of culture, art, and music. PRHBTN brings together a regional community of seasoned art lovers and those new to the street art genre by showcasing international, national, regional, and local artists, musicians, and businesses intrinsic to urban culture. For the fourth annual PRHBTN, we have gathered artists from all over the world to create new mural works around the city of Lexington, Kentucky. We are very proud to welcome this year’s artists who come to…

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Run: Bourbon Chase

October 10 - 11
Triangle Park,
Lexington, KY United States
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The 200-mile running competition starts October 10th and end October 11th at the finish line  at Triangle Park.

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Books: Felix Francis, Joseph-Beth

October 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington, KY United States
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Friday, October 10 at 7 pm, Felix Francis discusses and signs Dick Francis’s Damage: A Novel of Suspense.

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6th Annual Fall Arts Festival, Harrodsburg

October 11 - 12

The 6th annual Arts Council of Mercer County Fall Arts Festival will take place in Harrodsburg, KY on October 11 & 12. Expect handmade arts and crafts, live entertainment, kid activities, and Kentucky food. Saturday, October 11: 10 am – 6 pm Sunday, October 12: 10 am – 5 pm

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UK vs ULM, Commonwealth Stadium

October 11
Commonwealth Stadium,
1540 University Drive, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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The UK football team faces off against University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM) at Commonwealth Stadium.  

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Incredible Food Show, Rupp Arena

October 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Now in its sixth year, the Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show features celebrity chef The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond. There also will be cooking demonstrations and exhibitions including specialty food companies, restaurants, kitchen accessories, and appliances.

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ART Family Tours, Pope Villa

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pope Villa,
326 Grosvenor Avenue, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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“Activities for families and kids of all ages exploring the historic Pope Villa and if the walls could talk, an immersive art installation created by international artist collective Expanded Draught.”

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Theatre: Out, Carnegie Center

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Carnegie Center,
251 W. Second Street, lexington, KY 40507 United States
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” ‘Out’ is an original one-act in which a wide spectrum of individuals from Lexington’s LGBT community will chronicle their experience of coming out to friends, family, and the public at large. Don’t miss this poignant, courageous, and sometime hilarious show. Produced by Donna Ison in conjunction with community partner, Lexington Fairness, and community sponsor, Lexington United.”

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4th Annual PRHBTN, Buster’s

October 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Buster’s,
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The 4th annual PRHBTN will take place at Buster’s on Saturday, October 11th. This year’s party features the music of Mayhem, HugLife, Dropship, and Don Jose. The show will feature a 30,000 watt PK Sound system which will quadruple the size of the house system at Buster’s.

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Concert: Lara St. John, Norton Center

October 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Norton Center for the Arts,
600 West Walnut Street , Danville, KY 40422 United States
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“Fresh from the success of their 2012 collaboration Bach Sonatas, celebrated violinist Lara St. John and Marie-Pierre Langlamet, principal harpist of the Berlin Philharmonic, will form a duo once again for a recording and tour featuring the works of Bach and Franz Schubert.  Canadian-born violinist Lara St. John has been described as “something of a phenomenon” by The Strad and a “high-powered soloist” by the New York Times.  Lara created her own record label, Ancalagon, in 1999, and has recorded…

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Iron Horse Half Marathon, Midway

October 12 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Iron Horse Half Marathon takes place in Midway, KY on October 12. It starts at 8 am.

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Bill Cosby, Louisville Palace

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Louisville Palace,
625 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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Bill Cosby will perform at the Louisville Palace on Sunday, October 12, at 7 pm.

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Woodsongs: Crowe, Lawson & Williams, Lyric Theatre

October 13 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third Street, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Crowe, Lawson & Williams perform as a part of Bluegrass Legends Night at the Lyric Theater on October 13. 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. “Banjo master J.D. Crowe, multi-award winning trailblazer Doyle Lawson, and Bluegrass Gospel legend Paul Williams have joined forces for a second time to produce and deliver an amazingly powerful selection of songs on Standing Tall and Tough. Capturing the traditional drive, emotion…

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Chance the Rapper, Memorial Coliseum

October 13 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Memorial Coliseum,
201 euclid Ave., Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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The UK Students Activities Board presents Chance the Rapper at Memorial Coliseum at 8 pm.

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Old 97′s, Headliners Music Hall (Louisville)

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Headliners Music Hall,
1386 Lexington Road, Louisville, KY 40206 United States
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The Old 97′s will play at Headliner Music Hall in Louisville on October 14th. The show will begin at 7 pm.

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Comedy: Etta May, Comedy Off Broadway

October 15 - 18
Comedy Off Broadway,
Lexington, KY United States
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Etta May, winner of the American Comedy Award for Stand-up Comic of the Year, will perform at Comedy Off Broadway. Wednesday, October 15: 7:15 pm Thursday, October 16:  7:15 pm Friday, October 17: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm Saturday, October 18: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm  

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Theatre: The Mystery of Irma Vep, Farish Theatre

October 15 - 16
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 Charles Ludlam’s The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful, performed by the Balagula Theatre Company.  “This definitive spoof of Gothic melodramas, ‘The Mystery of Irma Vep’ by Charles Ludlam was named one of the 20th Century’s best plays by Time Magazine and the New York Times. Liberally stealing from well known film classics like Wuthering Heights, The Mummy’s Curse and Hitchcock’s Rebecca, with dialog lifted from Ibsen, Shakespeare, and Poe, “Irma” is…

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Keeneland 2014 Fall Meet

October 15 - 19
Keeneland,
Versailles Road, Lexington, KY United States
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Wednesday, October 15 – Sunday, October 19: 1 – 5 pm each day

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Red Barn Radio: Michael and Carrie Kline

October 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ArtsPlace,
161 N. Mill St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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On October 15, Red Barn Radio presents Michael and Carrie Kline at ArtsPlace. Red Barn Radio records each show before a studio audience for later broadcast. Come help 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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The Avett Brothers, Louisville Palace

October 16 - 18
Louisville Palace,
625 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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The Avett Brothers will perform at the Louisville Palace. Thursday, October 16: 8 pm Friday, October 17: 8 pm Saturday, October 18: 8 pm

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Boogie G & The Titanics, Fifth Third Pavilion

October 16 @ 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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Ben Sollee, EKU

October 16 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Ben Sollee will perform at EKU Center for the Arts on Thursday October 16 at 7:30 pm.

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Big Blue Madness, Rupp Arena

October 17
Rupp Arena,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Madness is the first open practice opportunity for UK’s 2014-15 men’s and women’s basketball team. It will take place on October 17th, starting time TBA. Fans wishing to line up ahead of time at Memorial Coliseum for ticket distribution are asked to do so no earlier than 5 am, Wednesday, September 17. A limited amount of control cards will be issued to those camped out on Friday, September 19, beginning at 2 pm.  Fans are encouraged to start lining up for Saturday…

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Midnight Movie: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Kentucky Theater

October 17 - 18
Kentucky Theatre,
214 East Main St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Kentucky Theater will show The Texas Chainsaw Massacre at midnight on Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18.

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Heroes: Eroica & Icarus, Lexington Opera House

October 17 - 18
Lexington Opera House,
Lexington, KY United States
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Friday, October 17: 7:30 pm Saturday, October 18: 7:30 pm “The music of contemporary composer Philip Glass makes its LexPhil debut alongside Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” in Heroes: Eroica & Icarus. Glass’ Icarus at the Edge of Time, is adapted from physicist Brian Greene’s children’s book chronicling a young boy’s journey to the edge of a black hole which re-imagines the Greek myth and brings Einstein’s concepts of relativity to life. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” perfectly completes our heroic musical journey, showcasing the timeless…

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Children’s Literacy Festival, the Arboretum

October 17 - 18
The Arboretum,
Lexington, KY United States
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Friday, October 17th: 10 am – 5 pm Saturday, October 18th: 10 am – 5 pm “Presented by Child Advocacy Today in partnership with The Arboretum, A CAT’s Tale brings beloved children’s literature to life through interactive exhibits, created and staffed by students at the University of Kentucky. Come walk the trail at The Arboretum and enjoy the costumes and theatrics. Curriculum tailored for children in grades K through 5, but plenty to enjoy for younger children, and the child…

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Blocktoberfest, Al’s Bar

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Al’s Bar,
601 N. Limestone St. , Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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The Lexington Lexington Blocktoberfest at Al’s Bar will begin at 7 pm on Saturday, October 18th. Those Darlins, Bear Medicine, and many more will perform.

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Cher, US Bank Arena (Cinci)

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
US Bank Arena,
100 Broadway St., Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States
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Cher will play at the US Bank Arena in Cincinnati on October 18th. Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo also perform. The show starts at 8 pm.

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“All That Jazz,” with Jay Flippin, LCA

October 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lexington Christian Academy,
450 W Reynolds Rd, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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“Join The Lexington Singers and Vince DiMartino as we feature the work of Jay Flippin, accompanist to The Singers since 1976. All who know Jay know jazz runs in his veins, so it’s no surprise that this concert will have a distinctly jazzy vibe. Dancers from the Diana Evans School of Dance will make you tap your toes and snap your fingers, Fosse-style.”

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GIGS Pallbearer, Cosmic Charlie’s

October 18 @ 10:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Avenue, Lexington, KY United States
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Pallbearer plays at Cosmic Charlie’s on Saturday, October 18 at 10 pm. Tombs and Vattnet Viskar also play. “On August 19th, two years on from the release of their seminal debut LP Sorrow and Extinction, Pallbearer will unleash Foundations of Burden – an auditory exploration. Each song carries a weight of melancholic devastation that sees Pallbearer forging it’s own desolate path through the realm of heavy metal, crafting music that seeks to balance itself at the very threshold of an…

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Rapunzel, LCT

October 19
Lexington Children’s Theatre,
418 W. Short St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Rapunzel (in Black Box Theater) will be performed at the Lexington Children’s Theater on Sunday October 19th at 2 pm and 4:30 pm.

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Theatre: Leading Ladies, Studio Players

October 19 - 21
Carriage House Theatre,
154 West Bell Ct, Lexington, KY 40555 United States
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Studio Players presents Ken Ludwig’s Leading Ladies at the Carriage House Theatre. Two down-on-their-luck Shakesperean actors, Jack and Leo, hatch a get-rich-quick plot that casts them in the most challenging roles they’ve ever taken on: Maxine and Stephanie. Director: Marty Wayman Cast: Ryan Briggs, Will Drane, Joe Fields-Elswick, Kyle Wade, Graeme Hart, Sheila Miller, Max Searcy, Evander Hodges, Mason Wood Friday, September 19th: 8 pm Saturday, September 20th: 8 pm Sunday, September 21st: 2:30 pm

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Woodsongs: Emi Sunshine, Lyric Theatre

October 20 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Emi Sunshine and the Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley duo perform at the Lyric Theater on October 20. 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. “EMI SUNSHINE isn’t your average 10-year-old. She is not only a singing sensation, she’s an old soul. The Madisonville, Tenn. native grew up listening to classic Bluegrass and country singers. Emi has already performed at the Ryman, appeared on the TODAY show and…

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Concert: Home Free, Haggin Auditorium

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Haggin Auditorium at Transylvania University,
Lexington, KY United States
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Home Free play at 7:30 pm at the Haggin Auditorium in Transy’s Mitchell Fine Arts Center. The Smith Endowed Concert Series presents Columbia Records recording artist Home Free, a five-member a cappella group. The band coast-to-coast tour celebrates the band winning Season 4 of NBC’s “The Sing-Off” in December. The tour also celebrates the release of Home Free’s debut album, Crazy Life.

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Foster the People, Louisville Palace

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Louisville Palace,
625 S. 4th Street, Louisville, KY 40202 United States
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Foster the People will play at the Louisville Palace at 8 pm on Monday, October 20.

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Method Man & Redman, Bogart’s (Cinci)

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Bogart’s,
2621 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219 United States
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Method Man & Redman play at Bogart’s in Cincinnati at 7 pm as a part of their Smoker’s Club Tour.

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Comedy: Etta May, Comedy Off Broadway

October 22 - 25
Comedy Off Broadway,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Etta May, winner of the American Comedy Award for Stand-up Comic of the Year, will perform at Comedy Off Broadway. Wednesday, October 22: 7:15 pm Thursday, October 23:  7:15 pm Friday, October 24: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm Saturday, October 25: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm

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Theatre: The Mystery of Irma Vep, Farish Theatre

October 22 - 25
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 Charles Ludlam’s The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny Dreadful, performed by the Balagula Theatre Company.  “This definitive spoof of Gothic melodramas, ‘The Mystery of Irma Vep’ by Charles Ludlam was named one of the 20th Century’s best plays by Time Magazine and the New York Times. Liberally stealing from well known film classics like Wuthering Heights, The Mummy’s Curse and Hitchcock’s Rebecca, with dialog lifted from Ibsen, Shakespeare, and Poe, “Irma” is a…

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Keeneland 2014 Fall Meet

October 22 - 25
Keeneland,
Versailles Road, Lexington, KY United States
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Wednesday, October 22 – Saturday, October 25: 1 – 5 pm each day

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Gigs: Los Straitjackets, Southgate House (Newport)

October 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Southgate House,
111 E. 6th Street, Newport, KY 41071 United States
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Los Straitjackets will perform at the Southgate House Revival in Newport at 8 pm on Wednesday, October 22.

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Marvel Universe Live, Rupp Arena

October 23 - 26
Rupp Arena,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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“Marvel Universe LIVE! brings more than 25 Marvel characters together on one epic quest.  The story is framed around the battle over the Cosmic Cube, the source of ultimate power and one of the most feared and coveted treasures in the Marvel Universe, that has been shattered into pieces by the Mighty Thor in order to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. With the pieces scattered across the globe, Thor’s villainous brother Loki devises a scheme to clone its…

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International Eating & Reading Night, Carnegie Center

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Carnegie Center,
251 West Second Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Thursday, October 23, The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning hosts International Eating & Reading Night. “Savor the international literary and culinary flavors of the Bluegrass region! Bring an ethnic dish to share, along with a poem in your native language to read (optional). We’ll enjoy the tastes and sounds of a variety of cuisines and languages. Join us as we celebrate Central Kentucky’s diversity.” 6:00 pm – Dinner 6:30 pm – Open-Mic 7:00 pm – Featured Readers

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Midnight Movie: Halloween, Kentucky Theater

October 24 - 25
Kentucky Theatre

The Kentucky Theater will show Halloween at midnight on Friday, October 24 and Saturday, October 25.

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Ballet: La Sylphide, Lexington Opera House

October 24 - 25
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Friday, October 24: 8 pm Saturday, October 25: 8 pm “On the morning of his wedding day, a Scottish farmer falls in love with a vision of a magical woodland nymph. The ballet tells the story of an impossible love between a human and a spirit, and man’s inherent temptation for the unknown and sometimes dangerous life. La Sylphide remains a captivating, fascinating ballet that appeals to both audiences and dancers.” Performed by the Kentucky Ballet Theatre

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