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Music
 
WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour
Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center
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.
April 14 – No Show
April 21 – No Show
April 28 – Bobby Osborne and The Rocky Top X-Press; Larry Sparks, “the king of Bluegrass soul” – $15 general public; $5 WoodSongs partners.
For tickets, call 859-252-8888. To become a WoodSongs partner, click here.
 

WRFL Presents Spring Pop-up Show with The Nativity Singers, Cheyenne Mize
Memorial Hall, University of Kentucky
April 15, 8 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information, see wrfl.fm.
 
Bobby McFerrin
Bobby McFerrin presents spirityouall.
Norton Center for the Arts, Centre College, Danville
April 17, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets – $60-$85
For more information, click here or call 877-HIT-SHOW.
 
Melissa Etheridge Solo Tour
This is a Troubadour Concert Series event and also sponsored by Highbridge Spring Water.
EKU Center for the Arts, Richmond
April 19, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets – $51 and $71
For more information, call 859-622-7469 or click here.
 
Record Store Day Performances
These free performances are among others celebrating international Record Store Day and include: The Kentucky Headhunters, Warren Byrom & the Fabled Canelands, Summer Smoke, Shawnthony Calypso and Vegan Death.
CD Central, 377 S. Limestone
April 19, beginning at 12:30 p.m.
For more information including a full band schedule, visit cdcentralmusic.com.
 
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 15 – Rep Band Concert at 7:30 p.m.
April 22 – UK Lab Band Concert at 7:30 p.m.
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 14 – Wendy Colonna at 9 p.m.; $8
April 16 – Passafire at 9 p.m.; $12
April 17 – Caroline Smith at 9 p.m.; $7
April 18 – O-Zone at 8 p.m.; $10
April 18 – Chicago Underground Duo at 10:30 p.m.; $6
April 19 – Jeff Clair and Half Past Lonesome at 8 p.m.; $10
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
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 16 – LaMay and Reese
April 23 – Marv Ashby
April 30 – Jim Smoak
For more information, click here.
 
Cosmic Charlie’s
338 Woodland Ave., Lexington
April 15 – Toubab Krewe
April 18 – Same As It Ever Was
April 19 – The Lone Bellow
April 21 – Drivin’ N’ Cryin’
April 23 – Particle; Freekbass
Must be 18 for all shows which begin 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.
 
Theater
 

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.
 
A Conversation with Morgan Freeman
This program benefits the Drs. Nero and Biggerstaff Diversity Scholarship Fund.
Singletary Center for the Arts
April 14, 7 p.m.
Tickets – $50 for adults, $30 for UK students
For more information, click here.
 
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
Opening reception:
April 18, 5-8 p.m.
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.
April 18 – Gallery Hop Reception, 5-8 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.
 

Wide Angle: American Photography
The Art Museum of the University of Kentucky, 405 Rose St.
Through April 20,
Tuesday-Sunday, 12-5 p.m.; Friday, 12-8 p.m.
For more information, call 859-257-5716 or 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 19 – Berea Welcome Center Carvers demonstrating woodcarving
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 17 – Rebel Without A Cause; nonprofit is Junior League of Lexington; food vendors are Chef Doug’s Gourmet Food, Rick’s Hot Dogs, Goodfellas Pizzeria and Kettle Masters.
April 24 – The Barrows
For more information, visit here.
 
Good Friday Lunch and Services
Immanuel Baptist Church, 3100 Tates Creek Rd.
Beginning at 11:30 a.m. with service at noon; both in Fellowship Hall
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.
 

Joseph-Beth Booksellers Presents:
April 15 – Story Musgrave discussing and signing Blue Grass Airport: An American Aviation Story at 11 a.m.
April 17 – John Calipari discussing and signing Players First: Coaching from the Inside Out at 6 p.m. This is a ticketed event.
For more information, click here.
 
Lexington Legends
Lexington’s minor league baseball team opens its season against West Virginia.
Whitaker Bank Ballpark
April 17-19 – Legends vs. Augusta at 7:05 p.m.
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.
 

Downtown Trash Bash
Downtown Lexington Corporation’s annual spring cleaning event
Sign in at any of the following locations between 12 and 4 p.m. to pick up trash bags and gloves:
Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park; Thoroughbred Park on E. Main; Jefferson and Short Streets; Duncan Park on No. Limestone; or S. Limestone at Ave. of Champions.
April 18, 12-4 p.m. (In case of rain, held on April 25)
For more information, click here.
 
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
The park is located at 3788 Raven Run Way in Lexington.
April 20 – Language of spring flowers at 1 p.m.
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 16 – Seniors Know Your Nature at 10 a.m.
April 19 – Junior Naturalist celebrates Earth Day for K-5 at 10 a.m.
April 23 – Seniors Know Your Nature at 10 a.m.
April 26 – Anniversary Celebration Wine Festival – TBA
For more information, click here.
 
Kenwick Center Easter Egg Hunt
For ages 5-15
Kenwick Center, 313 Owsley Ave.
April 16, 6-8 p.m.
 
Gallery Hop
Downtown Lexington galleries, including the University of Kentucky Art Museum
April 18, 5-8 p.m.
For more information, visit lexarts.org.
 
Easter Salsa Hop with Rueda de Casino
Dance lesson followed by Latin dancing.
The Salsa Center, 743 Allendale Dr.
April 18, 8:30 p.m.-11:15 p.m.
Cost is $10 singles, $15 couples
For more information, call 859-278-8598 or visit thesalsacenter.
 
Easter Egg Hunt
Coolavin Park at W. 6th St. and Jefferson Street will be the site of the Broadway Christian Church Pre-K and Elementary Easter egg hunt with food, prizes and activities. The event is free and open to the public.
April 19, 1 p.m.
For more information, visit broadwaychristianchurch.com.
 

Seventh Annual Record Store Day
International event celebrating record store culture with hundreds of limited edition vinyl releases on sale, food, contests and party.
CD Central, 377 S. Limestone
April 19, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
For more information and full band schedule, visit cdcentralmusic.com.
 
Free Mulch Giveaway
Old Landfill Pad, 1631 Old Frankfort Pike
April 19, 8 a.m.-noon
 
Jacobson Park Boat Dock
Boat dock opens on weekends beginning April 19.
 
Resurrection Sunday Event
This event is more than eggs and chocolate bunnies and is sponsored by NIA Community of Faith.
Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center, 300 E. Third St.
April 10, 10 a.m.
For more information, visit nialex.org.
 
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.
 
To include your event in Our Calendar, contact Lesley Cissell at lesley@kyforward.com.