1-Recent Works by Thomas Coates and Mary Jackson, Cross Gate Gallery (thru 12/31).
Kentucky Watercolor Society, Artopia, Lousiville (thru 11/25).
Jewelry by Lona Northener, TryArt Gallery, Louisville (thru 11/30).
Paul Loeb, author, visits Berea College, 1:15pm.
New Dimensions #2, Margaret Comstock Concert Hall, 8pm.

2-Once On This Island, Opera House. $7-10. (thru 11/3).
Tim O’Brien & the Crossing, Bomhard Theater, 8pm.
George Carlin, Taft Theater, 8pm.
Film: The Coen Brothers’ The Man Who Wasn’t There w/ Billy Bob Thornton & James Gandolfini.

3-Bernheim Sculptural Invitational, Berhneim Arboretum (thru 1/29/02).
New works by Lewis Meyer & Johnathan Stokes, KY Arts & Craft Foundation (thru 12/29).
Louisville Craftsman’s Guild Holiday Show, Water Tower Gallery, Louisville (thru 11/4).
BSU Dance, Student Center Ballroom, 9pm.
Beatles Tribute, Lex. Philharmonic, Singletary Center. $12.50-35.
Roy Ayers, Bomhard Theater, 8pm.

4-The Ron Jones Quartet, Clar-Todd Hall, 6pm.
Keeneland Horse Sales- Breeding Stock, Keeneland Race Track. (thru 11/18).
Band Spectacular, by UK School of Music, Singletary Center, 2pm.
Stephen Malkmus, Headliners.
Poetry Slam, Common Grounds Coffeehouse, 7pm (first Sun every month).
Craft Festival, King’s Island.

6-Taj Mahal, KY Theater, 8pm.
Members’ Open, Loudoun House Gallery (thru 12/9).

7-Nickel Creek, KY Theater, 8pm.
Symphonic Skyscrapers, Lex. Philharmonic, Singletary Center, 10am & 11:30am.

8-Leo Kottke, KY Theater, 8pm.
Holidazzle 2001, Kentucky Art & Craft Foundation (thru 12/29).
As You Like It, Guignol Theater (thru 11/10).
Symphonic Skyscrapers, Lex. Philharmonic, Singletary Center, 10am & 11:30am.

9-Showcase 25 Revisited, Water Tower Gallery, Louisville (thru 1/6/02).
Kartik Seshardi, Memorial Hall, 8pm.
Rent, Broadway Live, Opera House.
Loretta Lynn, Renfro Valley.
Film: John Woo’s Windtalkers w/ Nicolas Cage.

10-Nubian Council Dance, Student Center Grand Ballroom, 9pm.
Perlman Nikkanen Bailey Trio, Singletary Center.
Rent, Broadway Live, Opera House.
Masterworks w/ Louisville Symphony Orchestra, Whitney Hall, 8pm.
Loretta Lynn, Renfro Valley.
Kentucky Crafted w/ Laverne Zabielski, Joseph-Beth, 1pm.
Popopolis, Southgate House.

11-Netherlands Chamber Choir, St. Louis Bertrand Catholic Church, Louisville.
Film: Bermuda, Bomhard Theater, 2pm.
Lexington Singers, Singletary Center, 3pm.
Coffee Concert Series w/ Lex Philharmonic Brass Quintet, Ed & Fred’s Desert Moon, 3:30pm.

12-Artful Arfs, Living Arts & Science Center (thru 12/15).
Undecorate the Tree, Living Arts & Science Center (thru 12/15).

13-Awake and Sing, Kibbey Theatre, Morehead (thru 11/18).
Wind Ensemble, Gray Auditorium, Berea College, 8pm.
World Music Program, Brock Auditorium, EKU, 8pm.

14-David Sedaris, Kentucky Theater, 7:30pm.
New Works by Ann Bass, The Enchanted Garden (thru 1/3/02).
Oresteia, Berea College Thetre Laboratory, 8pm.
Arts Gala w/ Richmond Area Arts Council, Elmwood Estate.

15-As You Like It, Guignol Theater (thru 11/18).
All That Jazz w/ Louisville Orchestra, Brown Theatre, 6:30pm.

16-Gallery Hop, downtown, 5-8pm.
Sam Bush, Brown Theatre, 8pm.
Southern Lights Holiday Festival, KY Horse Park (thru 12/31.
Masterclassics #3: Russian Masters, Singletary Center. $16-34.
Oresteia, Berea College Theatre Laboratory, 8pm.
All That Jazz w/ Louisville Orchestra, Ogle Center, 7:30pm.
Re:Arrangements Live art & performance, Mecca, 8pm.

17-20th Annual Kentucky Book Fair, KY State University, Frankfort, 9am-4:30pm. Free.
Cherubini Ensemble Chamber Music, Singletary Center, 8pm.
Black Music Ensemble, Homecoming Concert, Berea College, 1pm.

18-Raison D’Etre, KY Artist Series, Singletary Center, 3pm.

21-Film: Spy Game w/ Robert Redford & Brad Pitt.

22-Happy Turkey Day-Stuff your face all day long and nap like there’s no tomorrow.
Art Exhibit by Kate Sprengnether, Wingspan Gallery (thru 12/21)

23-Metropolitan Blues All-Stars, Lynagh’s.

24-Marvin Hamlisch, Louisville Pops, Palace Theater, 8pm.
Metropolitan Blues All-Stars, Lynagh’s.
Little Red Riding Hood & The Three Little Pigs, Brown Theatre.

25-Little Red Riding Hood & The Three Little Pigs, Brown Theatre.
The Snow Queen, Bomhard Theater.

26-Northside Book Discussion Group, Northside Library, 7-8pm.

27-SCAPA Art Lease Exhibit & Music Festival, Singletary Center for the Arts. Free.
Baldemar Velasquez visits Berea College, 3pm; Concert at 8pm.
I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, Lex. Actor’s Guild (thru 12/23).

28-Holiday Exhibit, Artopia, Louisville (thru 1/13/02).
Amahl & the Night Visitors, UK Theatre, Singletary Center, 11am.
Carmen, KY Center for the Arts.

the Highligts...

November 6th-8th

music madness

The Troubadour Concert Series continues to attract musical powerhouses from far and wide, importing the finest talent available for your well-trained auditory senses. And November finds the Troubadour Series boasting three acts of dynamic instrumental virtuosity in just three days. On Tuesday, November 6, Taj Mahal, the master of roots and world music, will hit the stage with his eclectic blend of musical styles ranging from country blues and soul to Hawaiian music, bluegrass and more. Wednesday, November 7, finds youthful bluegrass sensation Nickel Creek making a stop in our fair town. And on Thursday, November 8, one of America's finest acoustic 12-string guitarists, Leo Kottke, will perform, blending amazing dexterity and moments of introspection delivered with a languid, sonorous voice. Better ask off work now before anyone else does because shows like these don't pop up every day.

November 6-8, Kentucky Theater, 8pm each night. Prices vary. Call 231-6997 for info.

November 14th

Him Talk Pretty

Alternating between deliciously side splitting humor and heartrending observations of human experience, David Sedaris continues to charm readers around the globe. Brilliantly witty, he is a young talent who can incite rivers of tears and bouts of laughter in the same paragraph. A noted author and comedian, Sedaris made his comic debut recounting his strange but true experiences as a Macy's elf on National Public Radio's Morning Edition. Since then, his sardonic humor and incisive social critiques have made him a star the world over. Also appearing in The New Yorker and Esquire, he slices through euphemisms and political correctness, delighting audiences with his irreverent style and humor. A current publicity tour will bring Sedaris right to the heart of the bluegrass as he makes a stop at the Kentucky Theater for a special engagement. Witness first-hand his tart voice and unique speaking style as he shares his insightful stories with a conspiratorial air. You'll be glad you did.

November 14, Wednesday, Kentucky Theater, 7:30pm. Tickets are $25 general admission seating or $50 which includes premium seating and a pre-performance reception limited to 100 persons. Sedaris will also sign books after the show. Call 257-3221 for more info or visit www.wuky.uky.edu.

November 16th

Twinkle, Twinkle

Beginning November 16th, the Kentucky Horse Park will be magnificently decorated for the special season ahead as Southern Lights: Spectacular Sights on Holiday Nights gets under way. Attempting to capture the spirit of the holidays with lavish light displays, Southern Lights is a reminder of the splendor and traditions of the Christmas season. New light displays will join old favorites this year while seasonal entertainment will occasionally be offered, including local choirs, arts and crafts shows and carolers from all over. Designed for holiday fans of any age, this event represents what the bluegrass region has to offer in Southern hospitality and genuine holiday cheer. Don't miss it!!

November 16 through December 31, Kentucky Horse Park, 5:30-10pm, 7 nights a week. Call 255-5727 for more info or email khpf@mis.net.

November 23rd & 24th

Beat The Tryptophan Blues

After several years, some things just become the institution. For example, eating too much food on Thanksgiving Day, falling prey to the big-ass nap and stumbling off the couch to rock out with local music scene vets the Metropolitan Blues All-Stars. Though they officially stopped recording together a few years back, these guys continue to gather during the holidays and make beautiful music together. Their cool blend of traditional Chicago-style blues and delta romp is typically spiced with just the right amount of Southern flavor. Wash it down with Frank Schapp's "Blues in a Bottle" or meet Rodney Hatfield outside for a little "Smoking in the Dark." In any case, catching this group on stage is not just a rarity, but also an unequally rewarding musical experience. Now you'll have one more thing to be thankful for.

November 23 & 24, Lynagh's. 10pm. Call 255-6614 for more info.