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July-August

 

July

 

 

Editor’s Note: All events are in Lexington unless otherwise noted.
 
Music

 

WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour
Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center
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
All events are free unless otherwise noted.
For more information, call 859-259-2754 or click here.

 

WRFL Sunburn Series
Al’s Bar
July 9 – Nemo Achida
July 30 – Italian Beaches

 

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.

 

Al’s Bar
601 N. Limestone
All events begin at 9 p.m. unless noted otherwise.
July 6 – Metal Monday: Stampede, Sea, Old Growth, On The Water and Dirtbag
July 8 – All Saints Fade, Las Vicious and Hourfall
July 9 – Restless Leg String Band and Moonshine District
July 10 – Damage Therapy Record Release Day 2 with Champions of the SUN! and Zen Highway
July 11 – The Mayor (DJ Set). Free entry, Beergarden.
July 11 – Sunstreet, Chopper Brown and The Sisters
July 12 – Sunrot, Wretched Worst, Furnace Head
July 13 – WRFL Presents… Devin, Gary and Ross. Free entry.
July 17 – Keeps, ATTEMPT and Ted Tyro
July 21 – Ethan Hunt
July 23 – Teal Grapefruit (Tape Release), Pigeons, Ecstatic Girth Survival and Crystalline Roses
July 24 – Charlie & the Foxtrots and Jayson Alcott
July 25 – Sissy Spacek. Free entry.
July 28 – Max Dvorak Band and Brett Mathis
July 29 – Horti
July 30 – Damage Therapy, Zen Highway and Powell
July 31 – Devine Carama’s Brown Sugar Hip Hop

 

Theater

 

Lexington Opera House Events
401 West Short Street

 
42ND STREET
July 23, 24 and 25 at 8 p.m.; July 25 and 26 at 2 p.m.
Tickets range from $35-76.
For more information, click here.

 

TheatreFest 2015
Lindsey Wilson College
July 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 – “Dearly Departed” 7 p.m.
For more information, visit the TheatreFest website.

 

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

 
Exhibits

 

Lexington Art League presents
FEAST: PLEASURE + HUNGER + RITUAL

Loudoun House, 209 Castlewood Drive
Through Aug. 9
Tuesday-Thursday, 10-4 p.m. Friday, 10-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
This exhibition aims to explore complex issues related to food and eating through social, emotional, ethical, religious, political, health, and other perspectives.
Fourth Friday Tickets: $5 General Admission, or $15 Generous Admission

 

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.

 
La Pasion Del Arte Latino
Lyric Cultural Arts Gallery and Museum
Through Aug. 7
11 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday. 1-5 p.m., Sunday.
La Pasion Del Arte Latino’ is an exhibition featuring latin artists from four different countries. These artists share the same passion for the over-arching importance of the arts and provides a cross-cultural reference that naturally builds a conscious awareness of a new culture and deeper understanding.

 

The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky presents
Chester Cornett: Beyond the Narrow Sky
Vivian Maier: On the Street
Other Streets: Photographs from the Collection
Tuesday – Sunday, 12-5 p.m. | Friday, 12-8 p.m.
Through July 26

 

On the Verge presents Legacy of Light
161 North Mill Street
July 9-12, 16-19
Thursday-Saturday, 8 p.m. Sunday, 2 p.m.
$25-35
In Enlightenment-era France, a brilliant scientist races her biological clock to unlock the secrets of the universe. In modern day America, an astrophysicist discovers what could be the birth of a new planet. Though apparently separated by centuries, the two women are gradually revealed to be connected in surprising and delightful ways. Time, as Einstein predicted, has some pretty slick tricks up its sleeve. With Zachary Dearing, Timothy James Hull, Robbie Morgan, Tom Phillips, Rachel Lee Rogers and Shelby Vogelpohl. Directed by Ave Lawyer.

 

History to Chew On Series
McConnell Springs
Second Tuesday of every month 6-8 p.m., June 9-October
Presentations focusing on aspects of Central Kentucky to include history, geology, archaeology and culture. The event is free and registration is requested as seating is limited. Soft drinks and water will be provided. For information or to register, call McConnell Springs at 225-4073.

 

Special Events

 

Big Band & Jazz
July-Aug. 18, Tuesdays 7-8:30 p.m.
Should bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating.

 

Ecton Park Schedule
July 7 – Colonel’s Choice
July 14 – Dan Brock & Friends
July 21 – Osland Dailey Jazztet
July 28 – Jazzberry Jam
Aug. 4 – Lexington Concert Band
Aug. 11 – Rick Cook Quintet
Aug. 18 – Dave Shelton Jazz Quintet
Aug. 25 – Rain Date

 

Shaker Village events
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Road in Harrodsburg

 

For Kids

 

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

 

Theater

 

Lexington Opera House Events
401 West Short Street
42ND STREET
July 23, 24 and 25 at 8 p.m.; July 25 and 26 at 2 p.m.
Tickets range from $35-76.
For more information, click here.

 

TheatreFest 2015
Lindsey Wilson College
July 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 – “Dearly Departed” 7 p.m.
For more information, visit the TheatreFest website.

 

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

 

Exhibits

 

Lexington Art League presents
FEAST: PLEASURE + HUNGER + RITUAL

Loudoun House, 209 Castlewood Drive
Through Aug. 9
Tuesday-Thursday, 10-4 p.m. Friday, 10-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
This exhibition aims to explore complex issues related to food and eating through social, emotional, ethical, religious, political, health, and other perspectives.
Fourth Friday Tickets: $5 General Admission, or $15 Generous Admission

 

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.

La Pasion Del Arte Latino
Lyric Cultural Arts Gallery and Museum
Through Aug. 7
11 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Friday. 1-5 p.m., Sunday.
La Pasion Del Arte Latino’ is an exhibition featuring latin artists from four different countries. These artists share the same passion for the over-arching importance of the arts and provides a cross-cultural reference that naturally builds a conscious awareness of a new culture and deeper understanding.

 

The Art Museum at the University of Kentucky presents
Chester Cornett: Beyond the Narrow Sky
Vivian Maier: On the Street
Other Streets: Photographs from the Collection
Tuesday – Sunday, 12-5 p.m. | Friday, 12-8 p.m.
Through July 26

 

Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea
200 Artisan Way, Berea

 

Kentucky Murals by Frank W. Long
Through July 4
This exhibit showcases the murals located in Kentucky created by artist Frank W. Long (1906-1999). These murals, one of which is in Berea, are on view in Lexington, Louisville and Morehead. From 1932-1942 Long lived and worked in Berea creating over 19 murals for public and federal buildings in the states of Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Oklahoma, Maryland and South Carolina.

 

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.

 

Living with Alzheimer’s: For Caregivers – Early Stage
Lexington Public Library – Beaumont Branch
July 9, 1-4 p.m.

 

Memory Cafe
Bronte Bistro at Joseph Beth Booksellers
July 13, 3-5 p.m.
The Memory Café is free of charge and open to anyone with memory problems and their caregiver(s). Hosted by the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, the event also receives support from the Alzheimer’s Association.. To sign up or to learn more about the Memory Café, contact Jackie Chance at (859)257-8971.

 

Living With Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Middle Stage
Lexington Public Library – Beaumont Branch
July 16, 1-4 p.m.
Hear professionals discuss helpful strategies to provide safe, effective and comfortable care in the middle stage of Alzheimer’s. Guest speakers include Dr. Greg Cooper, Linda Blair, and staff of the Alzheimer’s Association. Sponsored in part by Baptist Neurology. Registration required. To register, call 1-800-272-3900.

 

Living With Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Late Stage
Lexington Public Library – Beaumont Branch
July 23
In the late stage of Alzheimer’s disease, caregiving typically involves new ways of interacting with the person with the disease. Join us and hear from professionals about resources, monitoring care and providing meaningful connection for the person with late stage Alzheimer’s and their families. Guest speakers will include Dr. Greg Cooper, physical therapist Charles Workman, and staff of the Alzheimer’s Association. Registration required. To register, call 1-800-272-3900.

 

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease
Lexington Public Library – Tates Creek Branch
July 27, 2-3 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.

 

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.

 

Popular Paddle + Yoga Weekends
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Road in Harrodsburg
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.

 

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

For more information, click here.

 

August

 

Music
 
Editor’s Note: All events are in Lexington unless otherwise noted.
 

Natasha’s
112 Esplanade
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.

 

Central Bank Thursday Night Live
Fifth Third Bank Pavilion
Through Aug. 27, 4:30-9 p.m.

 

Summer Nights in Suburbia
Moondance Amphitheater
Fridays June 5 – Sept. 4, 7-9 p.m.
Aug. 8 – Kentucky Wild Horse
Aug. 15 – The Stella Vees
Aug. 22 – Zack Brock & Friends
Aug. 29 – Ben Lacy

 

Theater

 

History to Chew On Series
McConnell Springs
Second Tuesday of every month 6-8 p.m., June 9-October
Presentations focusing on aspects of Central Kentucky to include history, geology, archaeology and culture. The event is free and registration is requested as seating is limited. Soft drinks and water will be provided. For information or to register, call McConnell Springs at 225-4073.

 

Exhibits

 

Lexington Art League presents
FEAST: PLEASURE + HUNGER + RITUAL

Loudoun House, 209 Castlewood Drive
May 22-Aug. 9
Tuesday-Thursday, 10-4 p.m. Friday, 10-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
This exhibition aims to explore complex issues related to food and eating through social, emotional, ethical, religious, political, health, and other perspectives.
Fourth Friday Tickets: $5 General Admission, or $15 Generous Admission

 

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

 

Turn, Turn, Turn: Lathe-Turned Works by Kentucky Artisans
Through Sept. 12
The exhibit, “Turn, Turn, Turn: Lathe-Turned Works by Kentucky Artisans,” is on display through Sept. 12 showcasing works by 20 Kentucky artisans who have created an array of both functional and decorative works using the lathe.

 

Special Events

 

Big Band & Jazz
June 2-Aug. 18, Tuesdays 7-8:30 p.m.
Should bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating.

 

Ecton Park Schedule
Aug. 4 – Lexington Concert Band
Aug. 11 – Rick Cook Quintet
Aug. 18 – Dave Shelton Jazz Quintet
Aug. 25 – Rain Date

 

For Kids

 

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

 

September

 
 

Editor’s Note: All events are in Lexington unless otherwise noted.
 
Music

 

Natasha’s
112 Esplanade
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.

 

Theater

 

History to Chew On Series
McConnell Springs
Second Tuesday of every month 6-8 p.m., June 9-October
Presentations focusing on aspects of Central Kentucky to include history, geology, archaeology and culture. The event is free and registration is requested as seating is limited. Soft drinks and water will be provided. For information or to register, call McConnell Springs at 225-4073.

 

Exhibits

 

Civil War Exhibit featuring John Hunt Morgan Items
Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site
Sept. 1 – Oct. 15.
Admission to the fort includes the Morgan display.

 

Special Events

 

Shaker Village events
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Road in Harrodsburg

 

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

 

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
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hills, 3501 Lexington Rd, Versailles
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.