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July-August-September

 
 
 

July

 
Music
 
WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour
Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center
July 28 – Gaelic Storm; Billy Strings & Don Julin; General admission is $10, WoodSongs partners free
For more information, click here.
 

Big Band and Jazz
Ecton Park, 956 Turkey Foot Rd.
July 29 – Dan Brock and Friends
Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.
For more information, click here.
 

Natasha’s Bistro and Bar
Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade
July 25 – The Bats at 8 p.m.; $10 cover
July 26 – Nick Stump’s Blues All-Stars at 9 p.m.; $9 cover
July 28 – Wino Vino at 8 p.m.; $6 cover
July 29 – Paul Pfau with Connor Pledger at 9 p.m.; $5 cover
July 31 – Doc Feldman and the Infernal Method with Joseph Allred at 9 p.m.; $5 cover
For more information, click here.
 
Southland Jamboree
Southland Bowling Center, Southland Drive
July 29 – Second Time Around at 7 p.m.
Free concert featuring Bluegrass bands.
Bring lawn chair or blanket. Concessions available for purchase.
 
Red Barn Radio
This is a studio taping of a radio broadcast at 7 p.m.
ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St.
July 30 – The Sharkey Farmers
Tickets – $8
For more information, click here.
 

Cosmic Charlie’s
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington
July 24 – Vessel; Captain Wingnut and The Burnt Ends at 10 p.m.
July 27 – Restless Leg String Band
July 28 – Monday Midnight Trivia
July 29 – Service Industry Night with Levon Musik at 9 p.m.
July 30 – Blue Moon Shiners at 10 p.m.
For more information, click here.
 
WUKY Phoenix Friday
Live music by Englishman, Small Batch and Saintseneca.
Phoenix Park, downtown Lexington
July 25, 5-7 p.m.
Free
For more information, click here.
 
Moontower Music Festival
Hosted by LexEffect, headliners include Sundy Best and Moon Taxi.
Equus Run Vineyards, 1280 Moores Mill Rd.
July 26, beginning at 10 a.m.
For tickets and more information, click here.
 
Theater
 

Summer Fest: Little Shop of Horrors
Moondance Amphitheater, 1152 Monarch St.
July 23-27, 30-31 at 8 p.m.
Tickets $10-$40
For more information, click here.
 
Central Library’s Farish Theater
July 24 – Family Film: The Hunger Games (Catching Fire) at 1 p.m.
July 28 – 3 Mondays in July play reading at 6:30 p.m.
July 29 – Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory at 7 p.m.
July 31 – Family Film: Dumbo at 1 p.m.
Films are free. For more information, click here
 

2014 Lyric Summer Film Series
Lyric Theatre
July 27 – Black Belt Jones
All shows at 3 p.m.
For more information, click here.
 

Fountain Films on Fridays
Triangle Park
July 25 – Men in Black
All films are free and begin at approximately 8:45 p.m.
For more information, click here.
 

The Stephen Foster Story
My Old Kentucky Home State Park, Bardstown
June 14 – Aug. 16, 8:30 p.m.
For more information, click here.
 

Pioneer Playhouse
Outdoor Theater and Campground, Danville
July 22 – Aug. 2 – Walking Across Egypt
For more information, click here.
 

Old Fort Harrod State Park
100 S. College St., Harrodsburg
James Harrod: The Battle for Kentucky
July 24-26, 8:30 p.m.
For more information, call 859-734-3314.
 

Shakespeare in the Park
Central Park, Old Louisville
July 15-27 – Rotating Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry V and Hamlet
July 31 – Aug. 3 – Love’s Labour’s Lost
Performances at 8 p.m.
For more information, click here.
 

Malco Theatre Summer Film Fest
Malco theatres in Owensboro, Winchester show kids movies for $2 at 10:a.m.
July 22-23 – Madagascar 3
July 29-30 – Megamind
For more information, click here.
 
Ballet Under the Stars
Woodland Park
July 31-Aug. 3, 8 p.m.
Tickets are $5.
For more information, click here.
 
Lexington Children’s Theatre: Cinderella
418 West Short Street
Thursday, July 24 – 7 p.m.
Friday, July 25 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 26 – 2 p.m.
Sunday, July 27 – 2 p.m.
Friday, Aug 1 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug 2 – 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, Aug 3 – 2 p.m.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for youth under 18.
 
Walking Across Egypt
Pioneer Playhouse Outdoor Theater, Danville
July 22-Aug. 2, 7:30 p.m. Dinner and Show for $28 adults, $15 children 10 and under; 8:30 p.m. Show only for $16 adults, $9 children
For more information, click here.
 
Exhibits
 
Black Roots: Art Creations 2014
Most African American artists in exhibit live in Lexington
Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center, 300 E. Third St.
Through Oct. 11, Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 1-5 p.m.
For more information, click here.
 
Lexington Art League: In Residence
The Loudoun House, 209 Castlewood Dr.
Through Aug. 26, Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Free
For more information, call 859-254-7024 or click here.
 

Rob Bridges Illustrations
ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St.
Through Aug. 23, Mondays-Fridays 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays 12-5 p.m.
Free
For more information, click here.
 

Kentucky Artisan Center
Kentucky Artisan Center, Berea
July 26 – Polymer clay jewelry demonstration by James Rich and Diana Smith Thomas
Free
For more information, click here.
 

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

Landscape/Mindscape: Selections from the Wells Fargo Collection
The Art Museum at The University of Kentucky
Through Aug. 17
For more information, click here.
 

Lexington Fashion Collaborative: Neighborhood Series 2014
Lyric Theatre Arts and Cultural Arts Center, 300 E. Third St.
Through Aug. 16, Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Free
For more information, click here.
 
More&More
MS Rezny Studio and Gallery, 903 Manchester St.
Through July 31
Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, noon to 3 p.m. and by appointment
The process and materials used to create a work of art are always of interest. With mixed media they are central to the work itself. From over 170 submitted artworks juror Jenine Culligan, senior curator, Huntington Museum of Art, selected 38 artworks to be represented.
Tickets are free.
For more information, click here.
 

Special Events
 

Lexington Restaurant Week
Various locations
July 24-Aug. 2
For more information, click here.
 
Thursday Night Live
Cheapside Park, Fifth Third Band Pavilion, 4:30-9 p.m.
July 24 – Superfecta performing; Food from J. Render’s BBQ, Shakespeare & Co., Lexington Pasta, Goodfellas Pizzeria, Kettle Masters; Nonprofit is Lexington Ballet
July 31 – Swing Street
For more information, visit here.
 
Friday Latino Live
Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park
July 25, dusk
 
DLC Artist’s Market
Front lawn of old courthouse, next to Lexington Farmers Market in Fifth Third Bank Pavilion
July 26, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
For more information, click here.
 
Lexington Legends
Whitaker Bank Ballpark
July 23-25 Charleston at 7:05 p.m.
July 26, 28-29 Savannah at 7:05 p.m.
July 27 Savannah at 6:05 p.m.
For more information, click here.
 
Weekend Workout
McConnell Springs
July 26, 10 a.m.
 

Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
3788 Raven Run Way, Lexington.
July 25 – Creatures of the Night at 8:30 p.m.
July 26 – Stargazing at 9:30 p.m.
For more information, click here.
 

DIY Class
ReStore of Habitat, 451 Southland Dr.
From Junk Drawer to Organization Galore with Katie Clay
July 23, 6 p.m.
Cost is $30. To register, click here.
 

Waterfront Heritage Walks
Waterfront Park, Louisville
Sponsored by Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, Saturday walks at 10 a.m. will tour the Big Four Bridge and Sunday walks at 5:30 p.m. will tour the waterfront including the Belle of Louisville wharf.
July 26, 10 a.m.
July 27, 5:30 p.m.
For more information, click here.
 

Festival of Learnshops
Kentucky Artisan Center, Berea
July 11-27
For more information, email mailto:info@berea.com.
 

“Women in World Cuisine” dinner
Brasabana, 841 Lane Allen Rd.
July 22, 6 to 8 p.m.
Cost is $50 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and part of proceeds will go to the Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass.
For reservations, call 859-797-8461.
 

Cinderella’s Before the Ball Breakfast
The Bistro at Joseph-Best Booksellers, Lexington Green
Saturday, July 26, 8:30 to 10 a.m.
Join Cinderella and the rest of your favorite fairy tale characters from Lexington Children’s Theatre’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella for a magical meal like no other. You’ll create a craft or two, take a photo with Cinderella, and enjoy pancakes from the Bistro at Joseph-Beth.
Tickets are $18.
 

August

 
 
Music
 
WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour
Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center
Aug. 4 – Special broadcast with Crowder; The Collective; $20 general admission, WoodSongs partners $10
For more information, click here.
 
Natasha’s Bistro and Bar
Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade
Aug. 1 – Rakadu belly dancing at 9 p.m.; $5 cover
Aug. 2 – Cuban music with Legna Tocado and Yoisel Concepcion at 9 p.m.; $8 cover
Aug. 3 – Guy Forsyth’s Hot Nut Riveters vaudeville string band at 8 p.m.; $10 purchased online here
Aug. 9 – LexJam Acoustic Cafe at 11 a.m.; free
Aug. 9 – Lee Carroll presents C the Beat: Dance Party at 9 p.m.; $10 cover
Aug. 10 – Mikaela Davis on harp at 9 p.m.; $10 cover
For more information, click here.
 
Summer Nights in Suburbia
Moondance Amphitheater, Beaumont
Aug. 8 – Kentucky Wild Horse
Aug. 15 – The Stella Vees
Aug. 22 – Zach Brock & Friends
Aug. 29 – Ben Lacy
All concerts 7-9 p.m.
For more information, click here.
 
Big Band and Jazz
Ecton Park, 956 Turkey Foot Rd.
Aug. 5, 7-8:30 p.m. – Jazzberry Jam
Aug. 12, 7-8:30 p.m. – Rick Cook Quintet
Aug. 19, 7-8:30 p.m. – Osland Dailey Jazztet
Aug. 26, 7-8:30 p.m. – DiMartino-Osland Jazz Orchestra
For more information, click here.
 

Southland Jamboree
Southland Bowling Center, Southland Drive
Aug. 5 – Stone Cold Grass at 7 p.m.
Aug. 12 – Custom Made Bluegrass at 7 p.m.
Aug. 19 – Jeff Clair at 7 p.m.
Aug. 26 – 5 String Theory at 7 p.m.
Free concert featuring Bluegrass bands.
Bring lawn chair or blanket. Concessions available for purchase.
 
WUKY’s Phoenix Fridays
Phoenix Park, corner of Main and Limestone
Aug. 22, 5-7 p.m. – Ben Sollee with Coralee & The Townies
Concert is free
For more information, visit here.
 
Buster’s Billiards and Backroom
899 Manchester St.
Aug. 8 – Manchester Orchestra with The Mowgli’s and Brick + Mortar at 9 p.m.
Tickets – $17.50 in advance; $21 at door
For more information, click here.
 
Cosmic Charlie’s
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington
For more information, click here.
 
Picnic with the Pops
The Meadow at Keeneland
Aug. 15-16
Gates open at 6:30 p.m., show begins at dusk
One of Lexington’s favorite summer traditions, Picnic with the Pops is an annual outdoor musical event held each August. Featuring a fun and light-hearted atmosphere with picnic dinners, a table decorating contest, and an idyllic Kentucky setting. The event features live orchestra music by the Lexington Philharmonic and a special guest, Michael Cavanaugh.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate.
For more information, click here.
 
The Delfonics
Lexington Opera House
Aug. 16, 8 p.m.
Tickets $44-$74
For tickets, call 859-233-3535.
 
Chamber Music Festival of Lexington
The eighth season features three concerts at Fasig-Tipton Pavilion on Newtown Pike. Appearing are Nathan Cole on violin; Alessio Bex on piano; Burchard Tang on viola; Priscilla Lee on cello and Akiko Taramoto on violin.
Aug. 20-23, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $35.
The festival is 10 days in all and includes multiple other events in Lexington. For more information, see here.
 

Theater
 
Summer Fest: Little Shop of Horrors
Moondance Amphitheater, 1152 Monarch St.
Aug. 1-3 at 8 p.m.
Tickets $10-$40
For more information, click here.
 
Standup Comedy
Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade
Aug. 15, 11 p.m. – Extra Crispy improvisational comedy; $5 cover
For more information, click here.
 

Murder Memphis Style
Bluegrass Mystery Theatre presents a play about Elvis on the anniversary of his death.
Boone Tavern, Berea
Aug. 8, 7 p.m. Three-course meal, show and tip for $40; Call 859-985-3700
R.J. Corman Lexington Dinner Train
Aug. 9, 6 p.m. Four-course meal, show and 2.5 hour train ride for $109.95 adults and $69.95 children; Call 866-801-3463
My Old Kentucky Dinner Train, Bardstown
Aug. 30, 5 p.m. Four-course meal, show and 2.5 hour train ride for $109.95 adults and $69.95 children; Call 866-801-3463.
For more information, click here.
 

Fountain Films on Fridays
Triangle Park
Aug. 8 – Napoleon Dynamite
All films are free and begin at approximately 8:45 p.m.
For more information, click here.
 

The Stephen Foster Story
My Old Kentucky Home State Park, Bardstown
Through Aug. 16, 8:30 p.m.
For more information, click here.
 
Walking Across Egypt
Pioneer Playhouse Outdoor Theater, Danville
July 22-Aug. 2, 7:30 p.m. Dinner and Show for $28 adults, $15 children 10 and under; 8:30 p.m. Show only for $16 adults, $9 children
For more information, click here.
 

Lexington Children’s Theatre: Cinderella
418 West Short Street
Friday, Aug 1 – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug 2 – 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, Aug 3 – 2 p.m.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for youth under 18.
 

Exhibits
 
Black Roots: Art Creations 2014
Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center
Through Oct. 11
Tuesday-Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 1-5 p.m.
For more information, click here.
 

Kentucky Artisan Center
Kentucky Artisan Center, Berea
For more information, click here.
 
Repurposed & Recycled: Works by Kentucky Artisans
Kentucky Artisan Center, Berea
Now through Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission free
 
Landscape/Mindscape: Selections from the Wells Fargo Collection

The Art Museum at The University of Kentucky, 405 Rose St.
On display are some of the 20th century’s most prominent artists working in a wide range of styles from Pop Art to Color Field painting and various forms of abstraction. Artists include Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jim Dine, Helen Frankenthaler and more.
Through Aug. 17, Tuesdays-Saturdays, 12-5 p.m. and Fridays until 8 p.m.
Admission is $8, but free on Fridays from 5-8 p.m.
For more information, click here.
 
Eat Well, Play Well
Exhibit about healthy food and fitness choices
Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. Sixth St., Louisville
June 7 through Sept. 7
For more information, click here or here.
 
Special Events
 
Well Crafted Festival
The first annual festival of diverse music and crafted beer from the Bluegrass
Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill, Harrodsburg
Aug. 8-9, Friday at 6:30 p.m. with Meadow View Barn Dance for $30; Saturday at 12-9 p.m.
Saturday’s event is $40 general admission; $60 for admission, commemorative glass and 10 4-ounce tastings.
Weekend pass is $80.
 

Thursday Night Live
Cheapside Park, Fifth Third Band Pavilion, 4:30-9 p.m.
Aug. 7 – Conch Republic
Aug. 14 – The Big Maracas
Aug. 21 – Kenny Owens & Group Therapy
Aug. 28 – The Payback
For more information, visit here.
 
Kentucky State Parks’ 90th Birthday
C.V. Whitney Convention Center at Pine Mountain State Resort Park, Pineville
Aug. 9, 5 p.m.
Event includes dinner, music, 20-minute film.
Tickets – $25.
For more information, call 800-325-1712.
 
Lexington Legends
Whitaker Bank Ballpark
Aug. 4-6 – Legends vs. Rome at 7:05 p.m.
Aug. 7-9 – Legends vs. Greenville at 7:05 p.m.
Aug. 10 – Legends vs. Greenville at 6:05 p.m.
Aug. 14-16 – Legends vs. West Virginia at 7:05 p.m.
Aug. 17 – Legends vs. West Virginia at 2:05 p.m.
Aug. 18-20 – Legends vs. Delmarva at 7:05 p.m.
Sug. 26-28 – Legends vs. West Virginia at 7:05 p.m.
For more information, click here.
 
$1 Million Hole-In-One Golf Contest
Benefits Student Exchange program scholarships through Lexington Sister Cities Commission
Lakeside Golf Course, 3725 Richmond Rd.
Aug. 8-17
For more information, click here.
 
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
3788 Raven Run Way, Lexington
Aug. 9, 10 a.m. – Little Explorers Walk
Aug. 16, 9 p.m. – Voices in the Night
Aug. 23, 9 p.m. – Stargazing
For more information, click here.
 
Roll for the Cure
Lexington Cancer Foundation’s charity bike race
Downtown Lexington start to 25, 50 or 100-mile rides through Central Kentucky, plus 4-mile family fun ride
Aug. 16, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Family fun ride – $10; racers each raise $250.
Party following at Carrabba’s Italian Grill.
For more information, visit here.
 
McConnell Springs
416 Rebmann Lane, Lexington
Aug. 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. – Count Down to Kindergarten
Aug. 2, 10 a.m. – Wooden Dough Bowl Carving for $30 with advance registration
Aug. 12, 6-8 p.m. – History to Chew On
Aug. 16, 10 a.m. – Junior Naturalist on Butterflies and Dragonflies
Aug. 17, 2-4 p.m. – Ice Cream Social
For more information, click here.
 
Joseph-Beth Booksellers presents:
Aug. 7 – Pete Hise, pastor of Quest, will discuss his book What Life Are You Waiting For?: Push Play on the Adventure God Has for You at 7 p.m.
Aug. 9 – Nizhoni Sky performs at 6 p.m.
Aug. 9 – Lisa Richardson discusses and signs Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimers & Other Dementias at 2 p.m.
Aug. 16 – Nizhoni Sky performs at 6 p.m.
Aug. 22 – Louis Hatchett discusses and signs Duncan Hines: How a Traveling Salesman Became the Most Trusted Name in Food at 7 p.m.
Aug. 24 – Anne Caudill and Terry Cummins discuss The Caudills of the Cumberlands: Anne’s Story of Life with Harry at 2 p.m.
Aug. 26 – Kate Horning discusses and signs Healthy Living Redefined: Live It. Share It. at 7 p.m.
Aug. 27 – C.J. Box discusses and signs Shots Fired at 5 p.m.
Aug. 28 – Lynn Marie Hulsman discusses and signs Bourbon Desserts at 7 p.m.
For more information, click here.
 

Sunday Brunch on the River
The Belle of Louisville has added a special Sunday Brunch two-hour cruise. Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance.
Ohio River wharf, downtown Louisville
Sightseeing-only cruises also available.
For more information, click here.
 
Second Saturday in Downtown Paris
August 9: “Kentucky Art Pottery”
For more information, call 859-987-7070 or email margaretlaytonky@yahoo.com.
 

September

 
Music
 
WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour
Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center
Sept. 1 – Labor Day no show
Sept. 8 – TBA
Sept. 15 – TBA
Sept. 22 – TBA
Sept. 29 – TBA
For more information, click here.
 

Natasha’s Bistro and Bar
Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade
For more information, click here.
 
Red Barn Radio
This is a studio taping of a radio broadcast at 7 p.m.
ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St.
Sept. 3 – TBA
Sept. 10 – TBA
Sept. 17 – TBA
Sept. 24 – TBA
Tickets – $8
For more information, click here.
 
Cosmic Charlie’s
388 Woodland Ave., Lexington
For more information, click here.
 
Buster’s Billiards and Backroom
899 Manchester St.
For more information, click here.
 

 

Theater
 
 
Standup Comedy
Natasha’s, 112 Esplanade
For more information, click here.
 
 

Exhibits
 
Kentucky Artisan Center
Kentucky Artisan Center, Berea
Sept. 6 – TBA
Sept. 13 – TBA
Sept. 20 – TBA
Sept. 27 – TBA
All artisan demonstrations are from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For more information, click here.
 
 
Special Events
 
2014 Kentucky Summit on Philanthropy
Marriott Griffin Gate Resort, Lexington
Sept. 30-Oct. 1
For more information, click here and here.
 
Thursday Night Live
Cheapside Park, Fifth Third Band Pavilion, 4:30-9 p.m.
Sept. 4 – TBA
Sept. 11 – TBA
Sept. 18 – TBA
Sept. 25 – TBA
For more information, visit here.
 
Raven Run Nature Sanctuary
3788 Raven Run Way, Lexington.
For more information, click here.
 
McConnell Springs
For more information, click here.
 
Joseph-Beth Booksellers presents:
For more information, click here.
 

Second Saturday in Downtown Paris
Sept. 13: “Collecting Kentucky”
The Headley Whitney Museum will offer a special exhibit in September and October based on the book Collecting Kentucky: 1790-1860. The talk on September 13 will give a preview and insights to help enjoy the exhibit this fall.
For more information, call 859-987-7070 or email margaretlaytonky@yahoo.com.
 

To include your event in Our Calendar, contact Lesley Cissell at lesley@kyforward.com.