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March 2015

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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RUN: Run the Bluegrass, Keeneland

March 28, 2015
Keeneland,
Versailles Road, Lexington, KY United States
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Run the Bluegrass 2015 half marathon is scheduled for March 28, 2015, Keeneland.

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April 2015

Joshua Bell, UK Singletary Center

April 3, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
UK Singletary Center,
Lexington, KY United States
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Friday, April 3, at 7:30 pm at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts. “Often referred to as the ‘poet of the violin,’ Joshua Bell is one of the world’s most celebrated violinists. He continues to enchant audiences with his breathtaking virtuosity, tone of sheer beauty, and charismatic stage presence. His restless curiosity, passion, universal appeal, and multi-faceted musical interests have earned him the rare title of “classical music superstar.” He will join with Conductor John Nardolillo and the acclaimed…

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Ballet: Midsummer Night’s Dream, Lexington Opera House

April 11, 2015
Lexington Opera House,
401 W Short St, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Lexington Ballet presents Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Lexington Opera House on April 11. The two shows start at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. “Midsummer Nights Dream is the grand finale to Lexington Ballet Company’s 40th Anniversary season. Shakespeare’s comedy will delight the whole family with the forest antics of fairies and lovers. Mischief and magic abound, lead by Puck, the merry wanderer of the night.” April 11: 2 pm and 7:30 pm

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Comedy: Bill Engvall, Norton Center

April 11, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Norton Center for the Arts,
600 West Walnut Street , Danville, KY 40422 United States
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Bill Engvall performs at Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts on April 11 at 7 pm and again at 9:30 pm. “American Comedy Award winner for “Best Male Stand-up Comedian” and beloved contestant on the most recent season of Dancing with the Stars, Bill Engvall is a true show-business star.  He starred in and executive produced his own self-titled sitcom for TBS, which ran for three seasons, and starred in the NBC series, The Jeff Foxworthy Show, where he played Jeff’s…

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Pilobolus, EKU

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

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David Sedaris, EKU

April 14, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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David Sedaris will be performing at EKU on Tuesday April 14 at 7:30 pm.

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Ainadamar: Fountain of Tears, Lexington Opera House

April 17, 2015 - April 18, 2015

On April 17 and April 18, the Lexington Philharmonic and Saykaly Garbulinksa Artist-in-Residence Porgram present.  Aindadamar: Fountain of Tears “Osvaldo Golijov, Ainadamar – Fountain of Tears Semi-staged Spanish language opera with Kentucky Opera Studio Artists, UK Opera Theatre, and additional regional artistic partners Argentinean composer, Osvaldo Golijov’s contemporary Spanish-language concert-opera, Ainadamar – Fountain of Tears comes to life in a semi-staged production at the Lexington Opera House in a first-time collaboration with Kentucky Opera. Golijov’s intense and brilliant musical score highlights tango, Flamenco,…

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KIDS: The Giver, LCT

April 19, 2015
Lexington Children’s Theatre,
418 W. Short St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Sunday, April 19 – 2:00 Saturday, April 25 – 2:00 Saturday, April 25 –7:00 Sunday, April 26 – 2:00  

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A Thousand Cranes, LCT

April 19, 2015
Lexington Children’s Theatre,
418 W. Short St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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A Thousand Cranes will be performed at the Lexington Children’s Theater on Sunday April 19th at 2 and 4:30 pm.

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Sister Act, Lexington Opera House

April 24, 2015 - April 26, 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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Australian Chamber Orchestra, EKU

April 24, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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The Australian Chamber Orchestra will be performing at the EKU Center for the Arts on Friday April 24th at 7:30 pm.

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Rosanne Cash, EKU

April 25, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
EKU Center,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Rosanne Cash will be performing at the EKU Center for the Arts on Saturday April 25th at 7:30 pm.

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May 2015

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

May 7, 2015 - May 10, 2015
Studio Players Carriage House,
154 W. Bell Court, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Studio Players presents Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, directed by Jenny Christian. “Take some characters with names from Chekhov plays. Shake well. Stir in a gigolo and a young actress. Season with a cleaning lady who can tell the future and let the mixture simmer, laughing constantly. (This play contains mature themes)“ Thursday, May 7: 8 pm Friday, May 8: 8 pm Saturday, May 9: 8 pm Sunday, May 10: 2:30 pm Reservations: 859.257.4929

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

May 15, 2015 - May 17, 2015
Studio Players Carriage House,
154 W. Bell Court, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Studio Players presents Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, directed by Jenny Christian. “Take some characters with names from Chekhov plays. Shake well. Stir in a gigolo and a young actress. Season with a cleaning lady who can tell the future and let the mixture simmer, laughing constantly. (This play contains mature themes)“ Friday, May 15: 8 pm Saturday, May 16: 8 pm Sunday, May 17: 2:30 pm Reservations: 859.257.4929

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Symphonie Fantastique, UK Singletary Center

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

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RUN: Horse Capital Marathon, Fasig Tipton

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

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

May 22, 2015 - May 24, 2015
Studio Players Carriage House,
154 W. Bell Court, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Studio Players presents Christopher Durang’s Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, directed by Jenny Christian. “Take some characters with names from Chekhov plays. Shake well. Stir in a gigolo and a young actress. Season with a cleaning lady who can tell the future and let the mixture simmer, laughing constantly. (This play contains mature themes)“ Friday, May 22: 8 pm Saturday, May 23: 8 pm Sunday, May 24: 2:30 pm Reservations: 859.257.4929

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Ballet: Cinderella, Lexington Opera House

May 30, 2015 - May 31, 2015
Lexington Opera House,
401 W. Short St. , Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Kentucky Ballet Theatre presents Cinderella at the Lexington Opera House on May 30-31. “The Cinderella ballet is a variation of the original rags-to-riches tale. From scurbbing the kitchen floor, to a pair of glass slippers and the transformation to a beautiful princess. This happily ever after tale, set to Prokofiev’s music, is always a classic.” Saturday, May 30: 2 pm Sunday, May 31: 2 pm

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October 2015

RUN: Bourbon Chase 2015

October 16, 2015 - October 17, 2015

What IS the Bourbon Chase? It’s a 200-mile relay race along Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail. It wraps up in Lexington at Triangle Park, just outside Rupp Arena, with a special bourbon-infused finish line celebration. Start times vary according to pacing. First teams begin at 8 am on Friday; additional teams start every 15 minutes, through Friday evening. The race begins at Jim Beam in Clermont, Kentucky. There are 36 legs. The 2015 Bourbon Chase is scheduled for October 16 and October…

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