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May 2015

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

May 15 - 17
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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Lexington Gallery Hop

May 15 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

There is a LexArts Gallery Hop on May 15, from 5 – 8 pm. “During the LexArts HOP, thousands of locals and visitors alike converge on downtown Lexington to celebrate art throughout the evening with new gallery exhibitions, special events, and food and drinks. With dozens of galleries and non-traditional exhibit spaces, the LexArts HOP happens on the third Friday of every other month. Patrons begin at one of nearly 50 locations and visit as many or as few participating…

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Maserati Mingle, Courthouse Plaza

May 15 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza,
120 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY United States
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The Concours Preview and Maserati Mingle is at the Courthouse Plaza of Friday, May 15, 2015. Exotic automobiles and entertainment. Food and drink will be available.

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Symphonie Fantastique, UK Singletary Center

May 15 @ 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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Comedy: Kathy Griffin, EKU

May 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
EKU Center for the Arts,
1 Hall Drive, Richmond, KY 40475 United States
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Kathy Griffin performs at the EKU Center for the Arts on May 15, 2015.

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RUN: Horse Capital Marathon, Fasig Tipton

May 16 @ 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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March of Dimes: March for Babies, Keeneland

May 17 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Keeneland,
Versailles Road, Lexington, KY United States
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The 2015 Greater Bluegrass March for Babies is on May 17 at Keeneland. Registration is at 1:30 pm and the march begins at 2:30 pm. “When you walk, you give hope to the babies born too soon or sick. The money you raise supports programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies, and it funds research to find answers to the serious problems that threaten our babies. We’ve been walking since 1970 and have raised an incredible…

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Dr. John: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong, Lexington Opera House

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Troubadour Concert Series & Highbridge Spring Water presents Dr John’s A Tribute to Louis Armstrong at the Lexington Opera House on May 17, 2015. “Six-time Grammy winner Dr. John is known the world over as the embodiment of New Orleans’ musical legacy. His career began in the 1950s performing with some of the Crescent City’s greatest acts. By the 1960s, he was a sought-after session musician, playing on records by Van Morrison, Aretha Franklin and The Rolling Stones, before establishing a solo…

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Rain: A Beatles Tribute, Lexington Opera House

May 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
Lexington, KY United States
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Variety Live and the Opera House Fund present Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles at the Lexington Opera House on May 18, 2015. “Rain follows the career of The Beatles from the British invasion and their landmark performances on The Ed Sullivan Show and at Shea Stadium through their final albums Abbey Road and Let it Be. The mood is set with original film footage and TV commercials from the 1960s and over the course of show, the musicians who play John,…

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Home/Garden: Wonderful World of Irises, Arboretum

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arboretum,
Lexington, KY United States
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The Arboretum Visitor Center hosts the class Wonderful World of Irises on Thursday, May 21 at 7 pm. Join Jesse Dahl to learn about the new iris display bed int he Home Demonstration Garden. Learn about which irises grow well in Kentucky and about best practices for their care and maintenance. Participants will take home ‘Immortality,’ a white iris that re-blooms.

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

May 22 - 24
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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Bike: Horsey Hundred, Georgetown

May 23 - 24

“The 38th annual Horsey Hundred will be held the weekend of May 23-24, 2015, in Georgetown, Kentucky. Won’t you grab your bike and join us? This year’s Saturday Horsey Hundred route (102 miles) will be a scenic and challenging century ride past a beautiful covered bridge, popular bourbon distilleries, historic churches, famed horse farms, and even a castle. After departing Georgetown, riders will experience Kentucky’s rolling countryside as they head towards Frankfort for a loop around our state Capitol. Then…

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Concert: Hot Rize, Lyric Theatre

May 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lyric Theatre,
300 East Third, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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The Troubadour Concert Series presents Hot Rize at the Lyric Theatre on May 29, 2015. “After 24 years on pause, bluegrass quartet Hot Rize is back together with a new album,When I’m Free and a worldwide tour. Hot Rize started in 1978 and became one of Americas most popular bluegrass ensembles. The band picked up where they left off after disbanding at the peak of their fame in 1990. Featuring Dr. Banjo Pete Wernick, bass master Nick Forster and multi instrumentalist Tim O’Brien,…

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Ballet: Cinderella, Lexington Opera House

May 30 - 31
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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Dance: Cinderella, Lexington Opera House

May 30 - 31
Lexington Opera House,
Lexington, KY United States
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The Kentucky Ballet Theatre presents Cinderella at the Lexington Opera House on May 30 – 31, 2015. Saturday, May 30: 2 pm Sunday, May 31: 2 pm “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.”

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Lexington Singers: Classic Rock Pops, Lexington Center

May 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lexington Convention Center,
430 West Vine Street, Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Lexington Singers present Classic Rock Pops at the Lexington Convention Center’s Bluegrass Ballroom on May 30, 2015.

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Birdhouse Exhibit & Silent Auction Final Reception, Arboretum

May 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Arboretum,
Lexington, KY United States
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The Birdhouse Reception and Silent Auction Finale is on Sunday, May 31 from 2 – 4 pm, at the Arboretum Visitor Center. Attend to hear the results of the Silent Auction going on at the Arboretum May 16-31.

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June 2015

Concert: Michael McDonald, Lexington Opera House

June 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Troubadour Concert Series presents Michael McDonald at the Lexington Opera House on June 16, 2015.

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July 2015

Film: My Dinner With Andre, Al’s Bar

July 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Al’s Bar,
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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The Cult Film Series at Al’s Bar presents My Dinner With Andre at 8 pm on Wednesday, July 1st.

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Kentucky Farm Fest, Oldham County

July 11 - 12

20 acres in Crestwood, KY dedicated to workshops, food, juried art, kids’ activities, books & signings, live music, and more.

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Lexington Gallery Hop

July 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

There is a LexArts Gallery Hop on July 17, from 5 – 8 pm. “During the LexArts HOP, thousands of locals and visitors alike converge on downtown Lexington to celebrate art throughout the evening with new gallery exhibitions, special events, and food and drinks. With dozens of galleries and non-traditional exhibit spaces, the LexArts HOP happens on the third Friday of every other month. Patrons begin at one of nearly 50 locations and visit as many or as few participating…

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August 2015

Film: Brazil, Al’s Bar

August 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Al’s Bar,
601 North Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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The Cult Film Series at Al’s Bar presents Brazil at 8 pm on Wednesday, August 5th.

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September 2015

Film: Shakes The Clown, Al’s Bar

September 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Al’s Bar,
601 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY United States
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The Cult Film Series at Al’s Bar presents Shakes The Clown at 8 pm on Wednesday, September 2nd.

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2015 Kentucky Women Writers Conference

September 11 - 12

Short story writer and novelist Ann Beattie headlines the 2015 Kentucky Women Writers Conference. “The conference, which runs Sept. 11-12, will follow the publication of Beattie’s next book, “The State We’re In: Maine Stories,” in August. The writer’s collections include “Distortions” (Doubleday, 1976); “Secrets and Surprises” (Random House, 1979); “The Burning House” (Random House, 1982); “Where You’ll Find Me” (Linden Press, 1986); “What Was Mine” (Random House, 1991); “Park City: New and Selected Stories” (Knopf, 1998); “Perfect Recall” (Scribner, 2001); “Follies: New…

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Lexington Gallery Hop

September 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

There is a LexArts Gallery Hop on September 18, from 5 – 8 pm. “During the LexArts HOP, thousands of locals and visitors alike converge on downtown Lexington to celebrate art throughout the evening with new gallery exhibitions, special events, and food and drinks. With dozens of galleries and non-traditional exhibit spaces, the LexArts HOP happens on the third Friday of every other month. Patrons begin at one of nearly 50 locations and visit as many or as few participating…

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October 2015

Film: The Idiots, Al’s Bar

October 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Al’s Bar,
601 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY United States
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The Cult Film Series at Al’s Bar presents The Idiots at 8 pm on Wednesday, October 7th.

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RUN: Bourbon Chase 2015

October 16 - 17

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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Concert: Taylor Swift, Rupp Arena

October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 W. Vine St., Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Taylor Swift plays at Rupp Arena on October 20, 2015 as part of her 1989 World Tour. Special guests Vance Joy also appear.

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November 2015

Film: The Room, Al’s Bar

November 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Al’s Bar,
601 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY United States
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The Cult Film Series at Al’s Bar presents The Room at 8 pm on Wednesday, November 4.

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Lexington Gallery Hop

November 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

There is a LexArts Gallery Hop on November 20, from 5 – 8 pm. “During the LexArts HOP, thousands of locals and visitors alike converge on downtown Lexington to celebrate art throughout the evening with new gallery exhibitions, special events, and food and drinks. With dozens of galleries and non-traditional exhibit spaces, the LexArts HOP happens on the third Friday of every other month. Patrons begin at one of nearly 50 locations and visit as many or as few participating venues…

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December 2015

Film: Cabin Boy, Al’s Bar

December 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Al’s Bar,
601 N. Limestone St. , Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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The Cult Film Series at Al’s Bar presents Cabin Boy at 8 pm on Wednesday, December 2.

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