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April

 
Music
 
WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour
Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center
April 28 – American Drive with members J.D. Crowe and The New South; Larry Sparks called “The King of Bluegrass Soul;” $10 general public; WoodSongs members free
For more information, see woodsongs.
Audience must be seated by 6:45 p.m. with pre-paid tickets. If seats remain, walk-in audience can purchase at 6:45 p.m. Shows begin at 7 p.m.
For tickets, call 859-252-8888 and leave a message on the voicemail. Pick up your tickets the day of the show by 6:45 p.m.

 

Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder
EKU Center for the Arts, Richmond
April 25, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets range from $25-$45 and include discounts for seniors, military, youth and EKU students.
For tickets, call 859-622-7469.
For more information, click here.
 
University of Kentucky Performances
Singletary Center for the Arts
April 25 – UK Symphony Orchestra Concert at 7:30 p.m.
April 26 – UK Dance Ensemble Concert at 8 p.m. (Tickets $13 adults, $9 students)
April 27 – UK Wind Symphony Concert at 3 p.m.
April 27 – UK Symphony Band and Concert Band Concert at 7:30 p.m.
All events, unless otherwise indicated, are free and open to the public.
 
Transylvania University Performances
Carrick Theater, Mitchell Fine Arts Center
April 24 – Faculty Concert with Joanna Manring, Loren Tice and guests at 7:30 p.m.
All concerts are free and open to the public.
 
Natasha’s Bistro and Bar
Natasha’s is an arts and entertainment restaurant with a full schedule of musical acts.
Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade
April 24 – Harpeth Rising at 9 p.m.; $7
April 25 – Tall, Dark and Handsome at 8 p.m.; $8
April 26 – The Bats at 8 p.m.; $10
April 27 – Farewell Drifters at 8 p.m.; $12
April 28 – Pulse at 9 p.m.; $5
April 29 – Paws & Listen with Blue Note at 8 p.m.; $5
April 30 – Rachel Baiman (10 String Symphony) and Tattletale Saints at 8 p.m.; $5
For more information, click here.
 
Red Barn Radio
This is a studio taping of a radio broadcast at The Performance Hall in ArtsPlace at 161 N. Mill St. in Lexington. Tapings begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $8 and through the red door on Church Street.
April 30 – Jim Smoak
For more information, click here.
 

Larry Redmon to Benefit Fraternal Order of Firefighters
Redmon’s Fine Music and Spirits, 269 W. Main
April 26, 9:30 p.m.
Cover charge is $5 and goes entirely to FOF.
For more information, click here.
 
Lionel Richie in Concert
The multi-platinum artist is coming to the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville on June 17. Tickets are now on sale by calling 800-745-3000 or by clicking ticketmaster.
 
Theater
 
Loofo
Free film by The Norton Brothers starring all Kentucky cast and shot entirely in Kentucky
Kentucky Theatre
April 22, 8:30 p.m.
Also, UK Worsham Theater on May 1 at 8 p.m.
For more information, click here.
 
Highbridge Film Festival
This is the 10th festival of Christian films and filmmakers.
Asbury University
April 26, 7:30 p.m.
Festival passes are $15.
For more information, see here.
 
Bluegrass Mystery Theatre
Death at the Pearly Gates is presented two more times in April:
April 26 – My Old Kentucky Dinner Train in Bardstown at 5 p.m. Tickets are $109.95 for adults ($69.95 for kids) and includes a four-course meal, show and 2 1/2-hour train ride. Call 866-801-3463.
April 27 – Parlay Social, Lexington at 6 p.m. Tickets are $29.95 and include three-course meal plus show. Call 859-244-1932.
 

Big River
Woodford Theatre
Falling Springs Recreational Center, Versailles
April 25, 8 p.m.
April 26, 8 p.m.
April 27, 2 p.m.
Tickets are $19 for adults, $12 for students
For tickets or for more information, call 859-873-0648 or click here.
 
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Presented by University of Kentucky Theatre
Lexington Opera House
April 25, 7:30 p.m.
April 26, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
April 27, 2 p.m.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for students
For more information, click here or call 859-233-3535.
 
Extra Crispy
Improvisational comedy
Natasha’s Bar and Bistro, 112 Esplanade, Lexington
April 25, 10:30 p.m.
Cover is $5.
For more information, click here.
 
Infectious Laughter
Saleem Tha Dream Entertainment presentation
Natasha’s Bar and Bistro, 112 Esplanade, Lexington
April 26, 10:30 p.m.
Cover is $7.
For more information, click here.
 
Exhibits
 
Laura Hagihara: New Paintings
Artist’s Attic, 4th Floor, Victorian Square
Through May 30
For more information, call Darrell Ishmael at 859-749-3898.
 
Land Bridge
UK alum and professor James A. Wade Jr. brings his sculpture and drawings focused on agrarian landscapes to Lexington after exhibiting in more than 80 shows all across the country, Italy, Bolivia and England.
ArtsPlace Gallery, 161 N. Mill
Through May 31, Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 12-5 p.m.
For more information, call 859-255-2951 or visit lexarts.org.
 
The Edifice in Front of Us: Explorations in Architecture and Identity
Living Arts and Science Center, 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Through May 8
Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information, click here.
 

Kentucky Artisan Center
Every Saturday at Berea’s Kentucky Artisan Center off Exit 77 on I-75 there are free demonstrations by Kentucky artists from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
April 26 – Louie Northern demonstrating still life oil painting
For more information, click here.
 
Drew Doggett Exhibit
Former fashion photographer Drew Doggett travelled to Nova Scotia’s Sable Island to document its herd of 400 wild horses.
Circa Home, 351 W. Short St.
Oct. 29-April 30
For more information, call 859-266-6721.
For more information on the artist, see here.
 

Repurposed & Recycled: Works by Kentucky Artisans
Kentucky Artisan Center, Berea, I-75 Exit 77
Now through Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission free

 
Kentucky Bourbon: Distillation & Inspiration
Kentucky Artisan Center, Berea, I-75 Exit 77
Now through July 5, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission free
 
Special Events
 
Thursday Night Live
This free outdoor event runs from April 3 through Oct. 16 with food and beverage sales and band concerts.
Cheapside Park, Fifth Third Band Pavilion, 4:30-9 p.m.
April 24 – The Barrows; Food vendors include Chef Doug’s Gourmet Food, Rick’s Hot Dogs, Goodfellas Pizzeria and Kettle Masters; Nonprofit is Lexington Montessori School.
For more information, visit here.
 

Keeneland Spring Meet
Keeneland Race Track, Lexington
Through April 25 Wednesdays-Sundays with first post time at 1:05 p.m.
General admission is $5.
For more information, visit keeneland.com.
 

Lexington Legends
Lexington’s minor league baseball team opens its season against West Virginia.
Whitaker Bank Ballpark
April 29 – Legends vs. Lakewood at 7:05 p.m.
April 30 – Legends vs. Lakewood at 10:05 a.m.
For more information, click here.
 
Earth Day: Picnic for the Planet
Sponsored by The Nature Conservancy, this picnic will include local food trucks, vendors. Participating businesses donate 10 percent of their profits to TNC.
Fifth Third Pavilion at Cheapside Park
April 22, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
For more information, click here.
 
Arbor Day Festivities
The Arboretum, University of Kentucky campus
April 26, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
 

Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
The park is located at 3788 Raven Run Way in Lexington.
April 26 – Stargazing at 8:30 p.m.
For more information, click here.
 
McConnell Springs
This nature preserve is located in Lexington at 416 Rebmann Lane.
April 23 – Seniors Know Your Nature at 10 a.m.
April 26 – Weekend Workout at 10 a.m.
April 26 – Anniversary Celebration Wine Festival – TBA
For more information, click here.
 

Jacobson Park Boat Dock
Boat dock opens on weekends beginning April 19.
 

McConnell Springs Author Series
Deirdre A. Scaggs, author of The Historic Kentucky Kitchen: Traditional Recipes for Today’s Cook, will discuss and sign her book.
McConnell Springs, 416 Rebmann Lane, Lexington
April 22, 6 p.m. book signing and 6:30 p.m. talk
The program is free, but call to reserve a spot for refreshments at 859-225-4073. For more information, click here.
 
2014 Natural Bridge Trail Trek Series
This four mile trek over moderate to difficult terrain is the second in five guided hikes over trails at Natural Bridge State Resort Park.
Natural Bridge State Resort Park, Slade
April 26, 9 a.m.
Cost is $8.
For more information, click here.
 

May

 
 
Music
 
WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour
Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center
May 5 – Willie Watson previously of Old Crow Medicine Show; Acoustic Eidolon duo on double neck guitjo (14 string banjo/guitar combination) and cello; $10 general public, WoodSongs partners free
May 12 – Both artists TBA
May 19 – The Infamous Stringdusters with five traditional bluegrass instruments; Elephant Revival with multiple instruments, songwriters; $10 general public, WoodSongs partners free
May 26 – Memorial Day
For more information, see woodsongs.
Audience must be seated by 6:45 p.m. with pre-paid tickets. If seats remain, walk-in audience can purchase at 6:45 p.m. Shows begin at 7 p.m.
For tickets, call 859-252-8888 and leave a message on the voicemail. Pick up your tickets the day of the show by 6:45 p.m.
 
Roots and Heritage Festival with Wendell B
Lyric Theatre
May 2, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets – $25
For tickets, call 859-280-2218 or visit lexingtonlyric.com.
 
Works in Progress Ministries presents Gospel Explosion
Appearing are: The Dynamic Holy Spiritualaires, The Jackson Legacy, Wanda Osborne and Bishop Cooper & The Revelations.
Lyric Theatre
May 10, 7 p.m.
Tickets – $21
For tickets, call 859-280-2218 or visit lexingtonlyric.com.
 
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
A Troubadour Concert Series event
Lyric Theatre
May 14, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets – $38.50
For tickets, call 859-280-2218 or visit lexingtonlyric.com.
 
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
A Troubadour Concert Series event
Lyric Theatre
May 16, 7:30 p.m.
Lyric Theatre
Tickets – $34.50
For tickets, call 859-280-2218 or visit lexingtonlyric.com.
 
Natasha’s Bistro and Bar
Natasha’s is an arts and entertainment restaurant with a full schedule of musical acts.
Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade
May 1 – Honeycutters at 8 p.m.; $10 cover
May 2 – Pre-Derby Bluegrass Party with Custom Made Bluegrass and Misty Mountain String Band at 8 p.m.; $10 cover
May 3 – Lee Carroll presents C the Beat: Dance Party at 9 p.m.; $10 cover
May 4 – Oldsmobile for Old Friends Equine at 7 p.m.; $10 cover
May 5 – Cinco De Mayo with Artist Collective at 9 p.m.; Free
May 6 – Peter Case at 8 p.m.; $15 cover
May 7 – Baisho Matsumoto and Tim Lake present An Evening of Kentucky and Japanese Folk Music at 8 p.m.; $10 cover, $5 students with ID
May 8 – Planet D Nonet at 8 p.m.; $7 cover
May 9 – Big Fat Liars at 9 p.m.; $8 cover
May 10 – Jam Brunch with LexJam Acoustic Cafe at 11 a.m.; Free
May 10 – Cuban Music with Legna Tocado and Yoisel Concepcion at 8 p.m.; $8 cover
May 11 – Mother’s Day Brunch with Strolling Violin Brice Farrar; Free
May 12 – Matt Andersen at 8 p.m.; $8 cover
May 24 – Lee Carroll presents C the Beat: Dance Party at 9 p.m.; $10 cover
May 31 – Alma Gitana at 9 p.m.; $10 cover
For more information, click here.
 

Red Barn Radio
This is a studio taping of a radio broadcast at The Performance Hall in ArtsPlace at 161 N. Mill St. in Lexington. Tapings begin at 7 p.m. Admission is $8 and through the red door on Church Street.
May 7 – TBA
For more information, click here.
 
Cosmic Charlie’s
This is a music venue and bar. You must be 18 or over to enter. All performances are $10 at the door.
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington
May 1 – Southern Culture on the Skids at 9 p.m.
May 2 – Mojoflo; Driftwood Gypsy at 10 p.m.
May 9 – The Debauchees; The Footsteps; Palisades at 10 p.m.
May 14 – Blue Moon Shiners; Restless Leg String Band at 10 p.m.
May 16 – New Bands Same Jams; Shawnthony Calypso; Summer Smoke; Bob Wilburn and His Hot Pockets; Vegan Death; Bo Deadly; Dan Solo at 10 p.m.
May 17 – Ford Theatre Reunion; Quiet; Tinderbox Circus Sideshow; Stone Clover at 10 p.m.
May 21 – Sun Street at 10 p.m.
May 24 – The Baja Yetis at 10 p.m.
May 27 – Turbo Fruits; Tesla Rossa; I Like You; Damage Therapy at 10 p.m.
May 28 – J Wail at 10 p.m.
May 29 – Arpetrio at 10 p.m.
May 31 – The Debauchees; White Reaper at 10 p.m.
For more information, click here.
 
Lionel Richie in Concert
The multi-platinum artist is coming to the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville on June 17. Tickets are now on sale by calling 800-745-3000 or by clicking ticketmaster.
 
To include your event in Our Calendar, contact Lesley Cissell at lesley@kyforward.com.