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October 2014

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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CSA Harvest Party, Loudoun House

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Loudoun House,
209 Castlewood Dr, Lexington, KY 40505 United States
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Purchase a share of Kentucky’s first Community Support Art program’s Fall 2014 crop of art. Modeled after agricultural CSA’s, the Lexington Art League’s CSA features 9 original, limited-edition works of art by local artists.  October 24th at the Loudoun House.

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KIDS: MisterE of Imagination, LCT

October 25
Lexington Children’s Theatre,
418 W. Short St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Saturday, October 25 – 2:00 Saturday, October 25 –7:00 Sunday, October 26 – 2:00 Friday, October 31 – 8:00* SPECIAL HALLOWEEN PERFORMANCE

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UK vs Miss. State, Commonwealth Stadium

October 25
Commonwealth Stadium,
1540 University Drive, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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The UK football team faces off against Mississippi State at Commonwealth Stadium for their fourth SEC matchup of the season. Game time TBD.  

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An Evening with Ira Glass, Procter & Gamble Hall (Cinci)

October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Aronoff Center,
650 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States
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Ira Glass will be speaking at the Aronoff Center at Procter & Gamble Hall in Cincinnati on October 25th. “Known as one of America’s most respected broadcasters and journalists, Glass will recreate the sound of the show right in front of the audience by live mixing favorite stories with pre-taped quotes and music that illustrate the power of the spoken word to both entertain and inspire. This American Life premiered in 1995 on Chicago’s public radio station WBEZ and is now…

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Branford Marsalis, UK Singletary Center

October 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UK Singletary Center,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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“Grammy Award-winning and Tony Award nominated saxophonist and composer Branford Marsalis is joined by the renowned Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, for 20 performances only, on his national ‘Well-Tempered’ tour, featuring Baroque masterpieces by Albinoni, Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and more. Leader of one of the finest jazz quartets today, and a soloist with classical ensembles, Branford Marsalis is one of the most revered instrumentalists of his time.” Sunday, October 26th at 3 pm at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts.

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2014 Thriller & Halloween Parade, Main Street

October 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The 2014 Thriller & Halloween Parade is taking place on Sunday, October 26 (the rain date is Monday, October 27). The Halloween and Thriller Parade starts at 8 pm at the Kentucky Theatre and proceeds along Main Street ending at Mill Street. The dance will occur repeatedly along the route, and will be followed by a Halloween parade. There will also be a Halloween variety pre-show and an afterparty at the Cheapside Pavilion. “Participation is open to all willing zombies who attend rehearsals to learn…

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Blue/White Game, Rupp Arena

October 27
Rupp Arena,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The annual Blue/White Game will take place on October 27th at Rupp Arena.

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Woodsongs: Ian McLagan and Janiva Magness, Lyric Theatre

October 27 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Ian McLagan and Janiva Magness perform at the Lyric Theater on October 27. Plenty of free parking in the lots alongside the Lyric. Audience must be seated by 6:45 pm. Please remain seated until 8:15 pm.

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Theatre: The Mystery of Irma Vep, Farish Theatre

October 28 - 31
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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Alltech National Horse Show, Kentucky Horse Park

October 28 - November 2
Alltech Arena at Kentucky Horse Park,
Lexington, KY United States
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The Alltech National Horse Show is back at the Kentucky Horse Park October 28 – November 2, 9 am – 5 pm. “The National Horse Show in Kentucky was once again ranked as one of the top shows in the United States by the North American Riders Group (NARG) and voted Horse Show of the Year by the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame. President Mason Phelps, Jr said, “We are excited to once again showcase the best our sport…

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Leo Kottke, Lyric Theatre

October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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“The volunteers of the Troubadour Concert Series and Highbridge Spring Water are proud to bring the guitarist Leo Kottke back to Lexington. Leo Kottke is an acoustic guitarist known for his innovative and idiosyncratic finger picking style.  He plays syncopated and polyphonic melodies drawing on blues, jazz and folk influences and has also built a jam band type following having collaborated with Phish’s Mike Gordon for some albums and tours.  Leo’s fan favorites include “June Bug,” “Pamela Brown,” “Julie’s House,” “Pepe Hush” and…

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CONCERT: Paul McCartney, KFC Yum Center

October 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
KFC Yum Center,
Louisville, KY United States
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Paul McCartney’s rescheduled show will be at the KFC Yum Center on October 28.

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Boz Scaggs, Lexington Opera House

October 28 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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“Highbridge Spring Water and the volunteers of the Troubadour Concert Series present Boz Scaggs, a musical seeker and a man of sizable talent as a singer, songwriter and guitarist. His explorations in Blues, R&B, Rock and Jazz have produced lasting work and a career that has brought with it acclaim, a loyal following, and an enduring respect among musicians.  His catalogue of hits includes “Lowdown,” “Lido Shuffle,” “Jo Jo” and “What Can I Say?”

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Comedy: Keith Alberstadt, Comedy Off Broadway

October 29 - November 1
Comedy Off Broadway,
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Keith Alberstadt will perform at Comedy Off Broadway. Wednesday, October 29: 7:15 pm Thursday, October 30:  7:15 pm Friday, October 31: 8 pm Saturday, November 1: 7:15 pm & 9:45 pm  

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Art: Photographs by Maxine Payne, Morlan Gallery

October 29 - 31
Morlan Gallery, Mitchell Fine Arts Center,
Lexington, KY United States
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There is an exhibition of Maxine Payne’s photographs 12 – 5 pm at Transy’s Morlan Gallery on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday October 29-31. The gallery opens on Wednesday, October 29. “Photographer Maxine Payne’s photographic installation tells two stories. First, the Depression-era history of Jim and Mancy Massengill, who built a homemade camera and trailer so they could travel the state from 1937 to 1941 making and selling pictures, three for a dime. Inspired Payne presents a second narrative in her…

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Red Barn Radio: Honeyboy & Boots

October 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
ArtsPlace,
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On October 29, 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. Enter the red Church Street door for all RBR shows.

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Midnight Movie: Rocky Horror, Kentucky Theater

October 31 - November 1
Kentucky Theatre

The Kentucky Theater will show The Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight on Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1.

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November 2014

Day of the Dead Festival, LASC

November 1
Lexington Arts & Science Center,
362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd., 40508, KY 40508 United States
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On November 1, 2014, the “Night of the Angels”, the Living Arts & Science Center will present the 9th annual Day of the Dead Festival with a participatory celebration at the Living Arts & Science Center as well as at the Old Episcopal Burying Ground at the corner of E. 3rd Street and Elm Tree Lane. This is a participatory experience that includes the visual, musical, dance and culinary traditions of this holiday that is celebrated in Mexico and parts…

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Ballet: Giselle, Lexington Opera House

November 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
Lexington, KY United States
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“Giselle is a beautiful and innocent village girl who dies of a broken heart after discovering the truth about her beau. The peasant boy, Loys, is really Duke Albrecht of Silesia a royal who is caught in an arranged engagement. He naively escapes into peasant life and falls in love with Giselle without understanding the tragic consequences. The Wilis, ghosts of maidens who have died before their wedding, summon Giselle from her grave. Lead by the evil Queen Myrtha, the…

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Concert: Taj Mahal, Lexington Opera House

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Taj Mahal visits the Lexington Opera House on Sunday, November 2. “The Grammy winning composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist  is one of the most prominent figures in late 20th century blues and roots music. Though his career began more than four decades ago with American blues, he has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the world — west Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, the Hawaiian islands and so much more.”

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Musical: Annie Jr., Lexington Opera House

November 6 - 8
Lexington Opera House,
Lexington, KY United States
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“SCAPA, School for the Creative and Performing Arts, brings Annie Jr. to the Lexington Opera House. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the…

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Jack Hanna’s Into The Wild, EKU

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Jungle Jack’s live show features many of his favorite animal friends, as well as fascinating and humorous stories and footage from his adventures around the world. Performing at EKU Center for the Arts on Friday November 7th at 7 pm.

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UK vs Georgia, Commonwealth Stadium

November 8
Commonwealth Stadium,
1540 University Drive, Lexington, KY 40502 United States
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The UK football team faces off against the University of Georgia at Commonwealth Stadium for their final home game of the season. Game time TBD.  

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Concert: Lucinda Williams, Lexington Opera House

November 9 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
Lexington, KY United States
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Highbridge Spring Water and the volunteers of the Troubadour Concert Series present Grammy winner Lucinda Williams. The concert takes place November 9 at 7 pm at the Lexington Opera House.

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ELF: The Broadway Musical, Lexington Opera House

November 14 - 16
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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Theatre: Elf, Lexington Opera House

November 14 - 16
Lexington Opera House,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. Presented by Broadway Live and the Opera House Fund, Elf will be at the Lexington Opera House in November. Friday, November 14: 8 pm Saturday, November 15: 2 pm & 8 pm Sunday, November 16: 1 pm & 6 pm

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Josh Turner, EKU

November 14 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Josh Turner will be performing at the EKU Center for the Arts on Friday November 14 at 7:30 pm.

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Diego Garcia, UK Singletary Center

November 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
UK Singletary Center,
405 Rose Street, Lexington, KY 40506 United States
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Saturday, November 15, at 7:30 pm at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts. “Prior to his successful solo career, Diego Garcia made his mark on the indie music scene as front man for the popular New York indie rock act Elefant. Drawing from his Argentine roots, he explores his Latin heritage with a sound that conjures the spirit of 1970’s troubadours like Sandro and Jobim as well as singer-songwriters like Leonard Cohen and Harry Nilsson.” For tickets, go to…

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Comedy Mania 2014, Rupp Arena

November 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Comedy Mania 2014 is on November 11th at 7:30 pm. It benefits the Calipari Foundation, GSPAN, and Samaritan’s Feet. “Coach John Calipari and The Calipari Foundation have joined with Global Sports Aid Network and Samaritan’s Feet for a benefit effort, Comedy Mania. Headlining the event will be comedian Bill Engvall from the Blue Collar Comedy Tour and Dancing with the Stars, along with actor/comedian, Sinbad. “I’m really honored and excited to be a part of this event,” Engvall stated. “There is…

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The Second City, EKU

November 22 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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The Second City will be performing at the EKU Center for the Arts on Saturday November 22 at 7:30 pm.

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Theatre: Venus in Fur, Farish Theatre

November 28 - 30
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 Davis Ives’ The Venus in Fur, performed by the Balagula Theatre Company.  “Playwright Thomas Novachek is at a loss. There are simply no actresses talented enough to play his leading lady. Then in walks Vanda, a mysterious siren with the uncanny ability to inhabit his character. All bets are off when the audition quickly escalates into a seductive power play. With loads of cheek and a hint of the erotic, ‘Venus in Fur’…

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KIDS: A Charlie Brown Christmas, LCT

November 29
Lexington Opera House,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Saturday, November 29 – 2:00 Saturday, December 6 – 2:00 Saturday, December 6 – 7:00 Sunday, December 7 – 2:00

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December 2014

Theatre: Venus in Fur, Farish Theatre

December 4 - 7
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 Davis Ives’ The Venus in Fur, performed by the Balagula Theatre Company.  “Playwright Thomas Novachek is at a loss. There are simply no actresses talented enough to play his leading lady. Then in walks Vanda, a mysterious siren with the uncanny ability to inhabit his character. All bets are off when the audition quickly escalates into a seductive power play. With loads of cheek and a hint of the erotic, ‘Venus in Fur’ keeps…

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Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Musical, EKU

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (The Musical) will be performed at the EKU Center for the Arts on Friday December 5th at 7 pm. 

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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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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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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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