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December 2014

Woodsongs: Daniel Champagne, Lyric Theatre

December 8 @ 7:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Woodsongs: Daniel Champagne and Blair Crimmons perform at the Lyric Theatre at 7 pm on December 8.

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BOOKS: Rona Roberts, Joseph Beth

December 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Joseph Beth Booksellers,
Lexington, KY United States
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Local Author Rona Roberts will discuss and sign her latest book, Classic Kentucky Meals: Stories, Ingredients & Recipes from the Traditional Bluegrass Kitchen

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GIGS: Dopapod/ Tauk, Cosmic Charlie’s

December 9 @ 10:00 pm - December 10 @ 12:00 am
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Ave, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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On Tuesday, December 9th Dopapod will perform with Tauk a four piece funk band, at Cosmic Charlie’s.

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UK Basketball: UK vs Columbia, Rupp

December 10 @ 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 Columbia at Rupp Arena at 7 pm.

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Comedy: Pauly Shore, Comedy Off Broadway

December 11 - 14
Comedy Off Broadway,
161 Lexington Green Cir., Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Pauly Shore performs at Comedy Off Broadway. Thursday, December 11:  7:15 pm Friday, December 12: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm Saturday, December 13: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm Sunday, December 14: 7:15 pm  

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BOOKS: Jon Weece, Joseph Beth

December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Joseph Beth,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Lexington author Jon Weece will discuss and sign his book, Jesus Prom: Life Gets Fun When You Love People Like God Does.

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Rupp Arena

December 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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“Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) will wrap up 2014 by performing their rock opera The Christmas Attic live for the first time in arenas across the nation on their Winter Tour 2014, including a stop at Rupp Arena. While 1998’s The Christmas Attic features one of the band’s most popular songs “Christmas Canon,” surprisingly, it is the only album of The Christmas Trilogy never to be performed live. Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s rock opera, The Christmas Attic will be re-released, to coincide with the tour,…

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Ballet: The Nutcracker, Lexington Opera House

December 12 - 14
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Lexington Ballet presents The Nutcracker. “A perennial holiday favorite returns to the Lexington Opera House in an enchanting production that will be treasured by every member of the family. Presented by Lexington Ballet Company and set to the timeless music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker tells the delightful story of a little girl named Clara who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. She encounters the frightful rat king before embarking on a journey through the Land of…

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Opera: Amahl and the Night Visitors, Lyric Theatre

December 12 - 13
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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December 12: 7:30 pm December 13: 2 pm | 7:30 pm​ “Amahl and the Night Visitors, A holiday classic for the whole family, is an English opera in one act by Gian Carlo Menotti. It was commissioned by NBC, performed on television on December 24, 1951. It was the first opera specifically composed for television in America. UK Opera Theatre’s Undergraduate Studio presents the opera with members of the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras. For tickets, call The Lyric Box Office…

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Christmas, EKU

December 12 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will perform at the EKU Center for the Arts on Friday December 12 at 7:30 pm.

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Lexington Singers: Handel’s Messiah, Singletary Center

December 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Singletary Center,
405 ROSE ST., Lexington, KY United States
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The Lexington Singers present Handel’s Messiah at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts on December 12 at 8 pm. “Celebrate the season with the Lexington Singers as we present the best in choral music traditions. Those in-the-know know not to miss a rare Lexington appearance by soloist Gregory Turay, hailed by the London Times as “one of the brightest natural talents to have emerged from the US in recent years.” “

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GIGS: C2 and the Brothers Reed, Cosmic Charlie’s

December 12 @ 10:00 pm - December 13 @ 12:00 am
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Avenue, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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On Friday, December 12th C2 and the Brothers Reed, a Lexington rock and roll band will perform at Cosmic Charlie’s at 10pm. Doors open at 9pm.  

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Reindeer Ramble 5K Run/Walk

December 13 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

The annual Reindeer Ramble 5K Run/Walk takes place in Lexington on December 13 at 9 am.

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UK Basketball: UK vs North Carolina, Rupp

December 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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UK basketball home game: UK hosts North Carolina at Rupp Arena at noon.

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Concert: Chamber Chorale, Second Presbyterian Church

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Second Presbyterian Church,
460 E. Main St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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On December 13, the Lexington Chamber Chorale presents Before the Marvel of This Night at Second Presbyterian Church. The annual Christmas concert will include a sing-along and be followed by a reception with delicious treats and a raffle. In addition to fresh arrangements of familiar carols from around the world, the Chorale will sing selections from Messiah. Share the Chorale’s traditions and join us for this holiday celebration.

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KIDS: Rapunzel, LCT

December 14
Lexington Children’s Theatre,
418 W. Short St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Sunday, December 14 at 2:00 Saturday, December 20 at 2:00 Saturday, December 20 at 7:00 Sunday, December 21 at 2:00

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Lexington Philharmonic Candy Cane Concert, UK Singletary Center

December 14 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Singletary Center for the Arts,
405 Rose St., Lexington, KY United States
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Lexington Philharmonic Candy Cane Concert: “Holiday Dance Mix”: Sunday, December 14 at 3:30 pm at the UK Singletary Center. Featuring: Bill Meck – Narrator Bluegrass Youth Ballet Mctaggert Dancers Diana Evans Dance (Tap Features) UK Steel Drums and Percussion – James Campbell

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DRINK: SantaCon Pub Crawl

December 14 @ 4:30 pm
downtown Lexington

21+ year old please. Gifting to random people is encouraged. SantaCon 2014! from the organizers: “A free walking pub crawl filled with naughty carol singing, gifting, laughter, great friends, booze and all kinds of SANTARCHY. Dress up. You don’t have to dress exactly like Santa. In fact, unusual interpretations of Santa-ness are much appreciated, both by those we bring joy to – as well as your fellow santas: elves, reindeer themes etc. are fine as well! Santa doesn’t drink and…

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Alltech Holiday Celebration of Song, Victorian Square

December 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Victorian Square,
Lexington, KY United States
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December 14 at 6 pm at Victorian Square (Main St. & Broadway). “An Old Fashioned Celebration of Christmas Carols conducted by Everett McCorvey, featuring vocalists of UK Opera Theatre & the Alltech Opera Scholarship Competition, Victorian Square Orchestra, Lexington Singers Children’s Choir, Alluring Community Handbell Ensemble & tenor Gregory Turay. Free. Sponsored by UK Opera Theatre & Alltech. More info 859-257-9331.”

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MUSIC: CKYO Winter Concert, Singletary Center

December 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Singletary Center,
Lexington, United States
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The Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra will present its winter concert on Sunday, December 14th at 7:30 pm.

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Gig: Restless Leg String Band, Cosmic Charlie’s

December 14 @ 10:00 pm
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Avenue, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Sunday Service: Restless Leg String Band at Cosmic Charlie’s: December 14 at 10 pm.

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MUSIC: Beaumont Middle School Winter Concert, Singletary Center

December 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Singletary Center,
405 Rose St, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Beaumont Middle School presents its’ winter concert on Monday, December 15th at 6 pm.

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Straight No Chaser Christmas, EKU

December 17 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Straight No Chaser will be performing a Christmas special at the EKU Center for the Arts on Wednesday December 17 at 7:30 pm.

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Comedy: Charlie Murphy, Comedy Off Broadway

December 18 @ 8:00 am - December 21 @ 5:00 pm
Comedy Off Broadway,
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Charlie Murphy performs at Comedy Off Broadway. Thursday, December 18: 8 pm Friday, December 19: 8 pm & 10:30 pm Saturday, December 20: 8 pm & 10:30 pm Sunday, December 21: 8 pm  

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Ballet: The Nutcracker, Lexington Opera House

December 19 - 21
Lexington Opera House,
Lexington, KY United States
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The Lexington Ballet presents The Nutcracker. “A perennial holiday favorite returns to the Lexington Opera House in an enchanting production that will be treasured by every member of the family. Presented by Lexington Ballet Company and set to the timeless music of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker tells the delightful story of a little girl named Clara who is given a magical nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. She encounters the frightful rat king before embarking on a journey through the Land of Snow…

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Musical: A Christmas Story, Woodford Theatre

December 19 - 21
Woodford Theatre,
Versailles, KY United States
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Friday, December 19: 8 pm Saturday, December 20: 2 pm and 8 pm Sunday, December 21: 2 pm “Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul Book by Joseph Robinette By now, everyone knows the film A Christmas Story from its annual marathon viewings on television. Some of its memorable lines and images are forever etched into our fondest memories of Christmas: Dad’s hilarious lady leg lamp, Ralphie’s bunny rabbit pajamas. And who can forget the tormenting warning “You’ll shoot your…

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Theatre: The Smack Off: A Christmas Reality Show, Guignol Theatre

December 19 - 21
UK Guignol Theatre,
465 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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Friday, December 19th  7-9 pm Saturday, December 20th 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm Sunday, December 21st 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm “The REP theatre troupe presents  an evening of laughter and holiday fun . The Billy’s and the Bobbie’s are back competing for a record contract, a tour of 72 state fairs, and the coveted Christmas Crown . A colorful and delightful show with over seventy dancers and singers – including a former Miss Kentucky, Jenna Day, and Steve Zahn.”  

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Theatre: Rapunzel, Lexington Children’s Theatre

December 20 - 21
Lexington Children’s Theatre,
418 W. Short St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Rapunzel is at the Lexington Children’s Theatre. December 20: 2 pm & 7 pm December 21: 2 pm

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A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, Good Shepherd Church

December 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Church of the Good Shepherd,
533 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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On December 21, Good Shepherd Episcopal Church hosts A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, performed by Church of the Good Shepherd Choirs and directed by John Linker.

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Tomaseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas, UK Singletary Center

December 21 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
UK Singletary Center,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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“Now in its 17th season, Tomáseen Foley’s A Celtic Christmas recreates the joy and innocence of a night before Christmas in a remote farmhouse in the parish of Teampall an Ghleanntáin in the west of Ireland – when the neighboring families gather around the fire to grace the wintry night with the haunting melodies of traditional Irish Christmas carols, to raise the rafters with the joy of music, to knock sparks off the flagstone floor with traditional dances, and to…

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Gig: The Tall Boys, Cosmic Charlie’s

December 21 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Ave, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Sunday Service: The Tall Boys at Cosmic Charlie’s: December 21 at 9 pm.

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Concert: A Ceremony of Carols, Christ Church Cathedral

December 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Christ Church Cathedral,
166 Market Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten with Elaine Cook, harp and the Cathedral Girls Choir: December 22 at Christ Church Cathedral. “A Ceremony of Carols, a 30 minute choral work by Benjamin Britten will be performed by the Christ Church Cathedral Girls Choir accompanied by Elaine Cook, harp. Written for Christmas, the text is drawn from middle English poetry.”

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Concert: A Ceremony of Carols, Christ Church Cathedral

December 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Christ Church Cathedral,
166 Market St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten with Elaine Cook, harp and the Cathedral Girls Choir: December 24 at Christ Church Cathedral. “A Ceremony of Carols, a 30 minute choral work by Benjamin Britten will be performed by the Christ Church Cathedral Girls Choir accompanied by Elaine Cook, harp. Written for Christmas, the text is drawn from middle English poetry. The performance precedes the 5 pm Christmas Eve Eucharist.”

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Comedy: Mike Armstrong, Comedy Off Broadway

December 26 - 27
Comedy Off Broadway,
Lexington Green, Lexington, KY United States
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Mike Armstrong from The Bob and Tom Show performs at Comedy Off Broadway. Friday, December 26: 8 pm Saturday, December 27: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm

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Tour: Chrismas on the Estate Candlelight Tour, Ashland Estate

December 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ashland (Henry Clay Estate),
120 Sycamore Road, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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The Ashland Estate will give a Candlelight tour of the grounds Friday, December 26th from 5:30-7:30 pm.

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Ballet: The Night Before Christmas, Lexington Opera House

December 27 - 28
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Kentucky Ballet Theatre presents The Night Before Christmas at the Lexington Opera House. ‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, the family was dancing. Who’s hiding? A mouse! Kentucky Ballet Theatre presents this original holiday treat for the whole family. Santa and his reindeer arrive, but an unexpected twist leads to the question: Who will save Christmas?” Saturday, December 27: 2 pm & 8 pm Sunday, December 28: 2 pm

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Gigs: Restless Leg String Band, Cosmic Charlie’s

December 28 @ 10:00 pm
Cosmic Charlie’s,
388 Woodland Ave, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Sunday Service: Restless Leg String Band at Cosmic Charlie’s: December 28 at 10 pm.

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Lit: Wandering Storytellers, Farish Theatre

December 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Farish Theatre will host storyteller, teaching artist, and native of Eastern Kentucky, Octavia Sexton on Monday, December 29th at 7 pm.

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New Year’s Eve Jazz: Ute Lemper, Lexington Opera House

December 31 @ 7:30 pm
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY United States
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“The Lexington Philharmonic ends 2014 in style in a performance with cabaret and jazz singer, Ute Lemper. At the Lexington Opera House, Ute will conjure the sultry atmosphere of the Moulin Rouge, performing the music of Edith Piaff, Gershwin, Weill, and more.”

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Comedy: David Crowe, Comedy Off Broadway

December 31 @ 8:00 pm
Comedy Off Broadway,
Lexington, KY United States
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David Crowe, winner of the Seattle International Comedy Competition and the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, performs at Comedy Off Broadway at 8 pm & 10:30 pm  

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January 2015

Comedy: David Crowe, Comedy Off Broadway

January 2, 2015 - January 3, 2015
Comedy Off Broadway,
Lexington, KY United States
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David Crowe, winner of the Seattle International Comedy Competition and the San Francisco International Comedy Competition, performs at Comedy Off Broadway. Friday, January 2: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm Saturday, January 3: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm

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UK Basketball: UK vs Ole Miss, Rupp

January 6, 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 the University of Mississippi at Rupp Arena at 7 pm.

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Comedy: Tom Arnold, Comedy Off Broadway

January 9, 2015 - January 10, 2015
Comedy Off Broadway,
161 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington, KY 40503 United States
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Tom Arnold performs at Comedy Off Broadway. Friday, January 9: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm Saturday, January 10: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm

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Concert: Travis Tritt, Lexington Opera House

January 9, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY United States
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Travis Tritt performs at the Lexington Opera House at 8 pm. “No sky is bluer, no air crisper, no leaf greener than after a storm, and Travis Tritt is adding a musical addendum to that list with the release of The Calm After …. Part metaphor and surprisingly literal, the title is reflective of a fresh and focused start for one of the most successful and acclaimed musical creators of his era. The tumult his music has come through to…

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UK Basketball: UK vs Missouri, Rupp

January 13, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 W Vine St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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UK basketball home game: UK hosts Missouri at Rupp Arena at 9 pm.

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Theatre: Agnes of God, Studio Players

January 15, 2015 @ 8:00 am - January 18, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
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)” Thursday, January 15: 8 pm Friday, January 16: 8 pm Saturday, January 17: 8 pm Sunday, January 18: 2:30 pm Reservations: 859.257.4929    

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UK Basketball: UK vs Vandy, Rupp

January 20, 2015 @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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UK basketball home game: UK hosts Vanderbilt at Rupp Arena at 9 pm.

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Theatre: Friends, Farish Theater

January 21, 2015 - January 23, 2015
Farish Theater (Central Library),
140 E. Main St., 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 21: 7 pm Thursday, January 22: 7 pm Friday, January 23: 7…

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Million Dollar Quartet, EKU

January 21, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Million Dollar Quartet will be performing at the EKU Center for the Arts on Wednesday January 21 at 7:30 pm.

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Broadway: Guys and Dolls, Lexington Opera House

January 23, 2015 - January 25, 2015
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Broadway Live and the Opera House Fund present Guys and Dolls January 23-25 “Bustling with gamblers, gangsters, and sassy showgirls, GUYS AND DOLLS celebrates Broadway’s golden era with one of the greatest scores ever written for a musical by the legendary Frank Loesser, masterfully witty book and lyrics by Joe Swerling and comedy legend Abe Burrows, and the glorious Damon Runyon’s comic book world of 1940s Times Square New York City. Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy – GUYS…

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