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May-June-July

 
 
 

May

 

Music
 
Natasha’s Bistro
112 Esplanade

Monday May 4 @ 9 p.m. Xelas/Tamir/Kraken Fury, $5
Wednesday May 6 @ 9 p.m. Kelly Ruth/Juliana/Bard’s Woe, $5
Thursday May 7 @ 9 p.m. Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, $15
Friday May 8 @ 9 p.m. Will Solomon with Bebo Baxter, $10
Saturday May 9 @ 8 p.m. The Bats, $10
Sunday May 10 @ 9 p.m. Zosimos, $10
Wednesday May 13 @ 8 p.m. To Be Announced: Dan Brock and Friends, $5
Thursday May 14 @ 9 p.m. Ma Crow & The Ladyslippers: Plus MARK DVORAK, $8
Friday May 15 @ 9 p.m. Alma Gitana, $10
Sunday May 17 @ 8 p.m. Brittany Kennell, $5
Tuesday May 19 @ 9 p.m. Run Boy Run, $6
Thursday May 21 @ 9 p.m. Willie Watson, $15
Tuesday May 26 @ 9 p.m. Laney Jones and the Spirits, $8
Wednesday May 27 @ 9 p.m. Osland/Dailey Jazztet, $8
Thursday May 28 @ 9 p.m. Otis, $6
For more information, call 859-259-2754 or click here.
 

Red Barn Radio
This is a studio taping of a radio broadcast at 7 p.m.
ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St.
For more information, click here.
 

Cheapside Bar & Grill
All events are at 10 p.m.
For more information, click here.
 

Eric Church: The Outsiders World Tour
Rupp Arena, 432 West Vine St.
May 7
For more information, click here.
 

Troubadour Concert Series presents: An Evening with Hot Rize
The Lyric Theatre ad Cultural Arts Center
Friday, May 29, 7:30 p.m.
 

Theater
 

Lexington Opera House Events
401 West Short Street
 
Kiddie Kapers & Company Spring Recital
Presented by the Lexington Division of Parks and Recreation
May 8 at 7 p.m.; May 9 at 12 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Ticket: $5
 
Menopause the Musical
May 12 and 13 at 7 p.m.
Tickets range from $28-45
Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster online or by phone (800) 745-3000, and at the Lexington Center Ticket Office (859) 233-3535. Prices subject to change. Infants under 2 are admitted free but must sit in parent’s lap.
 
Black Jacket Symphony performing Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run”
May 14 at 8 p.m.
Tickets range from $30-35
Tickets will be available at Ticketmaster online or by phone (800) 745-3000, and at the Lexington Center Ticket Office (859) 233-3535. Prices subject to change.
 

For more information, click here.
 

Exhibits
 

Lexington Art League presents Currents: Horror Amour
The Loudon House, 209 Castlewood Park
Through May 10, Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Saturday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 1p.m.
Opening Reception: March 20, 6PM
Tickets: $5 – $15
For more information, call (859) 254-7024 or click here.
 

Ann Tower Gallery presents Delights: Bathing in Another World, Paintings and Sculptures by Elissa Morley
141 East Main Street
Through May 10, Tuesdays – Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sundays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
For more information, call (859) 425-1188 or click here.
 

Institute 193 presents Stephanie Dowda: Genius Loci
193 North Limestone
Through May 16, Wednesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
For more information, call (859) 229-0454 or click here.
 

Civil War Exhibit featuring John Hunt Morgan Items
Old Fort Harrod State Park
Through Aug. 15
Admission to the fort includes the Morgan display.
It will move to another Kentucky Civil War site, Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site from Sept. 1 through Oct. 15.
 

Special Events
 

Legal and Financial Planning
Lexington Public Library, Tates Creek Branch located at 3628 Walden Drive
Thursday, May 14 from 2 – 4 p.m.
If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, the time for legal and financial planning is now. This workshop is for anyone who would like to know more about what legal and financial issues to consider and how to put plans in place. Learn what legal decisions must be made, and how to use those decisions to protect and provide the best care possible for the person with dementia. Explore the options available to pay for care, where to find additional resources, and how to make the best financial choices for both the person with dementia and the caregiver.
Guest speaker will be attorney Helen Bongard.
Registration is required. Please contact 1-800-272-3900 or e-mail infoky-in@alz.org.
 

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease
Lexington Public Library, Eagle Creek Branch, 101 North Eagle Creek Drive
Saturday, May 9 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
If you have a loved one who is newly diagnosed, or if you just want to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, this program is for you. This presentation will explore what everyone should know about memory loss issues and what they mean for all of us.
To register for this program, please call 1-800-272-3900. Registration is required.
 

Brave Faces of Cancer 5K
Keeneland
May 31
Click here to register.
For more information, click here.
 

Kentucky Century Challenge Rides for Cyclists
Horsey Hundred, May 23-25, Georgetown
Preservation Pedal, June 20, Frankfort
Hub City Tour, Sept. 12, Elizabethtown
 

Wildlife Cruises to the Blue Heron Rookery on the Kentucky River
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Road in Harrodsburg
May 9 and 16
Wildlife enthusiasts will spend two hours aboard the Dixie Belle Riverboat cruising through a Great Blue Heron rookery and experience an up-close view of a breeding colony during nesting season. Guests are encouraged to bring their binoculars and cameras for this must-see wildlife encounter.
For more information, click here or call (800) 734-5611.
 

Popular Paddle + Yoga Weekends
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Road in Harrodsburg
May 15-16, June 12-13, July 10-11 and Aug. 21-22.
Presented in partnership with Canoe Kentucky and Possum Yoga, guests will be able to experience candlelight yoga in a historic building, stand up paddleboarding (SUP) and SUP yoga on the pond, and a glow paddle on the Kentucky River.
For more information, click here or call (800) 734-5611.
 

The Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Road in Harrodsburg
May 23-24
World-acclaimed musicians will present magical concerts in a restored barn, as well as the 1820 Meeting House. Although this unforgettable festival has been held at Shaker Village annually for eight years, this year is the first time PBS will be onsite filming Live From Lincoln Center—and, the first time the internationally syndicated program has been filmed outside of Lincoln Center.
For more information, click here or call (800) 734-5611.
 

Best Friends Training for Families of Persons with Dementia
The Homeplace located at 671 East Stephens Street, Midway
Thursday, May 7 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Learn how to be a Best Friend to a family member or friend with dementia. This workshop will teach how to relate to a person with dementia in order to improve communication, enhance quality of life, and provide a sense of comfort and security.
Registration is required; please call 1-800-272-3900.
 

A Round to Remember Golf Tournament
Connemara Golf Course
Saturday, May 30,
Registration 10:30 a.m., Shotgun Start 12 p.m.
Join us on Saturday, May 30 for the 4th Annual A Round to Remember Golf Tournament & Silent Auction at Connemara Golf Course. This event is produced by local golfer and Association supporter, Paul Bimschleger, in memory of his wife who had Alzheimer’s disease. Registration includes green fees, golf cart, lunch and goodie bag. All proceeds benefit the Greater Kentucky & Southern Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
For more information, click here.
 

The Magic & The Wonder returns to benefit Kosair Kids
The Kentucky Center, Whitney Hall, 501 Main Street, Louisville
Sunday, May 17, Doors open at 4 p.m., show starts at 5 p.m.
For further information, click here.
 

 
For Kids
 
Living Arts and Science Center classes
New classes for children, teens and adults also begin throughout March and April on Saturdays and Tuesday and Thursday evenings and No-School Day classes will take place on the following days for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade:
 
No-School Day classes on May 19: K – 12th grade
Classes offered from 8 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Partial and full day schedules available.
 
 
 

June

 

Music
 
Natasha’s
112 Esplanade
Tuesday, June 2 @ 8 p.m. Natalie York & Raye Zaragoza, $10
Wednesday, June 10 @ 8 p.m. Custom Made Bluegrass, $10
All events are free unless otherwise noted.
For more information, call 859-259-2754 or click here.
 

Red Barn Radio
This is a studio taping of a radio broadcast at 7 p.m.
ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St.

For more information, click here.
 

Cheapside Bar & Grill
All events are at 10 p.m.
For more information, click here.
 

Bunbury Music Festival in Cincinnati
Cincinnati’s Sawyer Point and Yeatman’s Cove
Friday & Saturday, June 5 and 6: 1 p.m. to midnight and Sunday, June 7: 2 – 11 p.m.
The 2015 lineup features national, regional and local acts including The Black Keys, The Avett Brothers, Snoop Dogg, Brand New, Tame Impala, The Decemberists, Old Crow Medicine Show, twenty one pilots, Walk the Moon, Matt and Kim, Bleachers, Royal Blood, Manchester Orchestra, Father John Misty, Atmosphere, Temples, Shakey Graves, Kacey Musgraves, The Devil Makes Three, Reverend Horton Heat, Lindsey Stirling, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Jamestown Revival, Mikky Ekko, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Mini Mansion, The Front Bottoms, Jessica Hernandez, Secret Sisters, Lil Dicky, Machineheart, Multimagic, Buggs Tha Rocka, Go Analog, Bummers, Indigo Wild, Markham, & more.
Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com. For ticket information and pricing click here.
For more information, click here.
 

Theater
 

Exhibits
 

Civil War Exhibit featuring John Hunt Morgan Items
Old Fort Harrod State Park
Through Aug. 15
Admission to the fort includes the Morgan display.
It will move to another Kentucky Civil War site, Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site from Sept. 1 through Oct. 15.

 

Special Events
 

Healthy Habits for a Healthier You
Lexington Public Library, Tates Creek Branch, 3628 Walden Drive
Wednesday, June 3 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
To register for this program, please call 1-800-272-3900. Registration is required.
 

Healthy Habits for a Healthier You
Lexington Public Library, Tates Creek Branch, 3628 Walden Drive
Wednesday, June 3 from 2 – 3 p.m.
To register for this program, please call 1-800-272-3900. Registration is required.
 

Memory Café
The Episcopal Diocese of Lexington, 203 East 4th Street, Lexington
Monday, May 11 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Memory Café provides an informal setting for caregivers and their loved ones with memory problems to socialize and interact with other families and professionals, while sharing and creating old and new experiences.
The Memory Café is free of charge and open to anyone with memory problems and their caregiver(s).
To sign up or to learn more about the Memory Café contact Jackie Chance at (859)257-8971.

 
Lamplighters of America’s “Parenting 101: Understanding Your Child” classes
Babies R Us, Hamburg Pavilion
June 6, 10:30 -11:30 a.m.
The class is free, but reservations are requested.
For more information, click here.
 

Shaker Village events
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Road in Harrodsburg
 
The (un)Pleasant Hill Trail Run Series
The 10-Mile Trail Run June 27
Each entry fee includes a race T-shirt, admission into Shaker Village, overall and age- group prizes, and refreshments. Entry fees for the Half Marathon and the Marathon also include a Friday night pre-race pasta dinner. Participants can register for each event separately or as a series, with those completing the series receiving a special award.
 
Popular Paddle + Yoga Weekends
June 12 – 13
Presented in partnership with Canoe Kentucky and Possum Yoga, guests will be able to experience candlelight yoga in a historic building, stand up paddleboarding (SUP) and SUP yoga on the pond, and a glow paddle on the Kentucky River.
 
The Shaker Village Antiques Show and Sale
June 20-21
A favorite event of guests near and far, the Show and Sale will feature period Shaker artifacts, museum quality American furniture, vintage decorative arts and furniture, silver, jewelry, quilts, garden sculpture, fine and folk art, historical artifacts and affordable antiques from across North America.
 
Many events include a discount on overnight accommodations at The Inn.
For more information, click here or call (800) 734-5611.

 
Kentucky Century Challenge Rides for Cyclists
Preservation Pedal, June 20, Frankfort
 

 
For Kids
 
Lexington Children’s Theatre
LCT Main Stage, 418 West Short Street

For more information, click here.
 
 

July

 

Music
 

WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour
Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center, 301 Third St.
To reserve tickets, call (859) 252-8888 and leave a message. All tickets must be picked up by 6:45 p.m. or they’re released. Shows begins at 7 p.m.
For more information, click here.
 

Natasha’s
112 Esplanade
Friday Jul 3rd @ 9pm Big Fat Liars, $8.00
All events are free unless otherwise noted.
For more information, call 859-259-2754 or click here.
 

Red Barn Radio
This is a studio taping of a radio broadcast at 7 p.m.
ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St.
For more information, click here.
 

Cheapside Bar & Grill
All events are at 10 p.m.
For more information, click here.
 

Theater
 

Lexington Opera House Events
401 West Short Street
For more information, click here.
 

Lexington Children’s Theatre
LCT Main Stage, 418 West Short Street
For more information, click here.
 

Exhibits
 

Civil War Exhibit featuring John Hunt Morgan Items
Old Fort Harrod State Park
Through Aug. 15
Admission to the fort includes the Morgan display.
It will move to another Kentucky Civil War site, Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site from Sept. 1 through Oct. 15.

Special Events
 

Lamplighters of America’s “Parenting 101: Understanding Your Child” classes
Babies R Us, Hamburg Pavilion
July 4, 10:30 -11:30 a.m.
The class is free, but reservations are requested.
For more information, click here.
 

The (un)Pleasant Hill Trail Run Series
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Road in Harrodsburg

The Half Marathon Trail Run Aug. 22
The Marathon Trail Run Oct. 31.
Each entry fee includes a race T-shirt, admission into Shaker Village, overall and age- group prizes, and refreshments. Entry fees for the Half Marathon and the Marathon also include a Friday night pre-race pasta dinner. Participants can register for each event separately or as a series, with those completing the series receiving a special award.
For more information, click here or call (800) 734-5611.
 

 
For Kids
 

Lexington Children’s Theatre
LCT Main Stage, 418 West Short Street

For more information, click here.
 

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Mark your calendars in advance for these special events
 

Lamplighters of America’s “Parenting 101: Understanding Your Child” classes
Babies R Us, Hamburg Pavilion
Aug. 1, Sep. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7, Dec. 5, 10:30 -11:30 a.m.
The class is free, but reservations are requested.
For more information, click here.
 

Shaker Village events
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Road in Harrodsburg
 
The (un)Pleasant Hill Trail Run Series
The Half Marathon Trail Run Aug. 22
The Marathon Trail Run Oct. 31.
Each entry fee includes a race T-shirt, admission into Shaker Village, overall and age- group prizes, and refreshments. Entry fees for the Half Marathon and the Marathon also include a Friday night pre-race pasta dinner. Participants can register for each event separately or as a series, with those completing the series receiving a special award.
 
Popular Paddle + Yoga Weekends
July 10-11 and Aug. 21-22.
Presented in partnership with Canoe Kentucky and Possum Yoga, guests will be able to experience candlelight yoga in a historic building, stand up paddleboarding (SUP) and SUP yoga on the pond, and a glow paddle on the Kentucky River.
 
The Shaker Village Craft Fair
Aug. 1-2
This year’s fair will boast an assortment of crafts, including exceptional pottery, jewelry, glassware, woven rugs, needlecraft, basketry, leather goods, floral design and Shaker reproductions.
 
Well Crafted—Local Brews + Local Bands festival
Aug. 8
The event brings together a flavorful mix of Kentucky’s up and coming local breweries with favorite local musicians in a venue like no other. Celebrating the quality and diversity of Kentucky’s music and beer cultures, the festival will raise funds for Shaker Village’s sustainable environmental initiatives and programs.
 
WaterFest/Kentucky Palisades Paddle SUP race
Sept. 5.
Professional, adult recreational and youth recreational races will take place on the Kentucky River.
 
HarvestFest at Shaker Village
Sept. 26-27
Guests of all ages will have the opportunity to meet the farm animals, enjoy live music, climb hay stacks and bob for apples in the Kids’ Village, taste apple butter made from apples in the orchard and much more.
 
Canoe Kentucky leads guided Fall Paddle Excursions
Oct. 10 and Oct. 17
Canoe Kentucky will lead guided Fall Paddle Excursions up the Kentucky and Dix rivers. Fall foliage along these pristine rivers is unmatched with peak color weekends during mid-October.
 
The Blessing of the Hounds
Nov. 21
The traditional blessing of the hounds, riders and the fox will be followed by the Woodford Hounds’ first meet of the formal season.
 
The Holidays at Shaker Village
Dec. 1-31
During the holiday season, Shaker Village will bustle with light-hearted moments that remind guests of long ago winter days filled with wonder and laughter. Guests will delight in life’s simple gifts with family and friends, as lively music, merriment and candlelight illuminate the Village. Shaker Village is closed Dec. 24-25.
 
Many events include a discount on overnight accommodations at The Inn.
For more information, click here or call (800) 734-5611.

 
Kentucky Century Challenge Rides for Cyclists
Hub City Tour, Sept. 12, Elizabethtown
 

National WoodSongs Gathering
Sept. 25 and 26
For more information, click here.
 

2015 Walk to END Alzheimer’s
Fayette County Courthouse
Saturday, September 26th
Registration 9 a.m., Walk 10 a.m.
Come join them as they walk to END Alzheimer’s through downtown Lexington.
Register as an individual or as a team online here. Contact Lauren Ashley Pope at lapope@alz.org or (859) 266-5283 for additional information.

 
Taylor Swift: 1989 World Tour
Rupp Arena, 432 West Vine St.
Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets range from $39.50 – $200.
For more information, click here.

 
 

To include your event in Our Calendar, contact Erin Grigson at erin@kyforward.com.