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  1. Oct
    22
    Wed
    1. ART EXHIBIT: “Take My Word for It” at the UK Art Museum
      Oct 22 (all-day)

      This exhibition examines ways in which artists use language to directly engage the viewer. Drawings, prints, and books by Clifford Amyx, Luis Camnitzer, Van Deren Coke, Wendy Ewald, Hand Haacke, Jenny Holtzer, Susan E, King, Barbara Kruger, Les Levine, Kay Rosen, Edwards Ruscha, Tad Savinar, Pat Steir, Catherine Wagner, Kara Walker offer a range of subjects and conditions, from poetics to politics. Exhibit dates: September 6 – December 23, 2014. Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: Laurel Nakadate, “Strangers and Relations”
      Oct 22 (all-day)

      Photographer Laurel Nakadate will visit Lexington as part of the Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series. Her exhibition, Strangers & Relations, features two distinct groups who are documented in similar ways. The “strangers” are part of Nakadate’s Star Portraits series, and feature individuals who she found through a process of asking friends to invite people to meet her, as well as by postings made on Facebook and community message boards. The “relatives” were found when Nakadate, whose paternal lineage is Japanese-American, took a DNA test in order to uncover data about her mother’s family history. Exhibit runs September 6 – December 23. Lecture with Nakadate on October 10 at 4 p.m. in Worhsam Theatre Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.  

    3. ART EXHIBIT: Madmen and Moonbeams – Fanciful Faces by Kurt Vonnegut
      Oct 22 (all-day)

      Novelist Kurt Vonnegut made drawings throughout his life, and like writers and musicians including Norman Mailer, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and John Lennon, found that visual art offered him another space for creativity. This exhibition of his silkscreens, feature portraits that are both comic and surreal, defined by bolds line and carefully placed areas of color. It is organized by Art History graduate student Courtney Anich, and the works were printed in Lexington, Kentucky, by Joe Petro III. Exhibit dates: September 6 – December 23, 2014. Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.

    4. ART EXHIBIT: Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass
      Oct 22 (all-day)

      The Showplace for Saddlebreds celebrates the breeding program at the late Jean McLean Davis’ Oak Hill Farm in Harrodsburg, KY, which has long been synonymous with World’s Champion Saddlebred performance horses and the 2014 exhibit will focus on the tradition of excellence the farm represents. On display are hundreds of items, including photos, paintings, trophies and furnishings from the estate of the farm’s owner, Jean McLean Davis. The exhibition runs February 14, 2014 to January 31, 2015, and admission to the American Saddlebred Museum’s Showplace for Saddlebreds and Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass exhibition is included with admission to the Kentucky Horse Park. For further information contact 859-259-2746 or museum@asbmusuem.org or visit www.ASBMuseum.org.

    5. ART EXHIBIT: Mary Newton: Contemplative Places at Ann Tower
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Contemplative Places: New Paintings by Mary Newton opening with a Gallery Hop reception from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, September 19, 2014. The show will be up from September 19th to November 15th during our usual hours of 10:00-5:00 Tuesday-Friday and Sunday 10:00-2:00. Newton’s newest paintings depict empty rooms and outdoor spaces that convey an appealing combination of mystery, calm and tension.  Using bold and gestural brushwork and a primarily blue/gray palette, she paints sky, water, expansive walls and beautifully tiled floors.  Newton has succeeded in creating alluring, quiet places where we can relax and take some deep breathes; the paintings are at once stimulating and soothing. Newton explains: “I often use patterns to create order and rhythm along with shifting planes and altered linear perspective, which distort reality and create movement. The combination of architecture and nature is interesting to me and create a visually exciting dialogue.” Newton earned a Master of Fine Arts degree  from the University of Cincinnati. Selected exhibits include the Red Clay Survey at the Huntsville Museum of Art, The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, The Evansville Museum Bi-Annual and Wright State University.  She  is a two time recipient of the Al Smith Fellowship in Painting from the Kentucky Arts Council and was recently awarded a fellowship to work in Auvillar, France at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts International Fellowship Program. Publications include CD and Album Cover for Papa M (David Pajo), The Christian Science Journal, New American Paintings, and Louisville Magazine.

    6. Coba Cocina’s South American Wine Dinner
      6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      Coba Cocina is hosting a South American wine dinner Oct. 22. Featuring fine wines from Chile and Argentina, paired with a gourmet menu crafted by celebrated chef Jonathan Lundy, the event is at 6:30 p.m. with a reception in the Cobar Cantina featuring sparking wine and passed appetizers. Menu will feature Argentinian Torrontes paired with seared sea scallops along with Chilean Carmenere and Argentinian Malbec for pork two ways. A Mayan-style hot chocolate cocktail pairs with an orange pound cake for dessert. Beverage director T.J. Cox will lead a discussion of each wine. Cost is $50 plus tax and gratuity. Seating is limited. Make reservations at (859) 523-8484.

    7. PAJAMA PARTY
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Museum Members are encouraged to wear their pajamas (or other stylish loungewear), drink prosecco, eat prosciutto, and see provocative portraits in our galleries. $25 ($15 for Museum Members)

    8. RED BARN RADIO WELCOMES DAVID FAUL
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      RED BARN RADIO WELCOMES DAVID FAUL 10/22/ AT 8 PM From the rustbelt of the American Mid-west the David Faul Band delivers a unique blend of americana, grease-folk infused artistry. Deeply rooted for generations along the banks of the Ohio river the David Faul Band (Cincinnati, Ohio) is an acoustic trio led by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist David Faul and includes Ben Knight (Ben Knight and The Welldiggers) on lead guitar, banjo, harmony vocals and upright bass by Jonathan Doll/Elia Burkhart. A seasoned song-writer,  David’s writing has been described as deeply thought-provoking, honest and personal. David writes about what he knows best; family, music, love, loss and addiction. Beyond the lyrics it’s his musical arrangement’s that set the band apart from traditional bluegrass, country and mainstream acts. This is in part due to David’s lifelong commitment to all genres of music including jazz piano, classical piano and Hawaiian slack-key guitar studies that allow his lyric stories to sit perfectly in melodic and unique arrangements. David is a singer-songwriter at heart and follows the tradition of his most influential songwriters John Prine, Townes Van Zandt, Randy Newman, Bob Dylan and contemporaries The Avett Brothers and John Fullbright. ArtsPlace, 161 N Mill, Lexington, KY 40507 www.redbarnradio.com

  2. Oct
    23
    Thu
    1. ART EXHIBIT: “Take My Word for It” at the UK Art Museum
      Oct 23 (all-day)

      This exhibition examines ways in which artists use language to directly engage the viewer. Drawings, prints, and books by Clifford Amyx, Luis Camnitzer, Van Deren Coke, Wendy Ewald, Hand Haacke, Jenny Holtzer, Susan E, King, Barbara Kruger, Les Levine, Kay Rosen, Edwards Ruscha, Tad Savinar, Pat Steir, Catherine Wagner, Kara Walker offer a range of subjects and conditions, from poetics to politics. Exhibit dates: September 6 – December 23, 2014. Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: Laurel Nakadate, “Strangers and Relations”
      Oct 23 (all-day)

      Photographer Laurel Nakadate will visit Lexington as part of the Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series. Her exhibition, Strangers & Relations, features two distinct groups who are documented in similar ways. The “strangers” are part of Nakadate’s Star Portraits series, and feature individuals who she found through a process of asking friends to invite people to meet her, as well as by postings made on Facebook and community message boards. The “relatives” were found when Nakadate, whose paternal lineage is Japanese-American, took a DNA test in order to uncover data about her mother’s family history. Exhibit runs September 6 – December 23. Lecture with Nakadate on October 10 at 4 p.m. in Worhsam Theatre Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.  

    3. ART EXHIBIT: Madmen and Moonbeams – Fanciful Faces by Kurt Vonnegut
      Oct 23 (all-day)

      Novelist Kurt Vonnegut made drawings throughout his life, and like writers and musicians including Norman Mailer, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and John Lennon, found that visual art offered him another space for creativity. This exhibition of his silkscreens, feature portraits that are both comic and surreal, defined by bolds line and carefully placed areas of color. It is organized by Art History graduate student Courtney Anich, and the works were printed in Lexington, Kentucky, by Joe Petro III. Exhibit dates: September 6 – December 23, 2014. Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.

    4. ART EXHIBIT: Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass
      Oct 23 (all-day)

      The Showplace for Saddlebreds celebrates the breeding program at the late Jean McLean Davis’ Oak Hill Farm in Harrodsburg, KY, which has long been synonymous with World’s Champion Saddlebred performance horses and the 2014 exhibit will focus on the tradition of excellence the farm represents. On display are hundreds of items, including photos, paintings, trophies and furnishings from the estate of the farm’s owner, Jean McLean Davis. The exhibition runs February 14, 2014 to January 31, 2015, and admission to the American Saddlebred Museum’s Showplace for Saddlebreds and Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass exhibition is included with admission to the Kentucky Horse Park. For further information contact 859-259-2746 or museum@asbmusuem.org or visit www.ASBMuseum.org.

    5. Certified Horsemanship Association Convention
      Oct 23 – Oct 26 (all-day)

      Open to the Public! See great presentations from top horse trainers, instructors, veterinarians, farriers and equine behaviorists.  This unique conference provides horses so participants can ride during sessions and is open to all horse enthusiasts.  

    6. Champions for Children Campaign Kickoff for Shriners Hospital Lexington
      11:30 am – 1:00 pm

      This is a free luncheon and presentation about Shriners planned move to a new facility on UK’s campus.  Event is at the Hyatt Ballroom in downtown Lexington 11:30am-to 1pm and will include remarks by Mayor Jim Gray, patient families and other notables. RSVP is necessary to attend email Dwallenius@shrinernet.org to reserve a spot.

    7. Brown Bag Book Discussion
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      Thursdays, September 18-November 6. An informal discussion group focusing on literature by and about women. Be prepared to buy or check out from the library the works selected. Contact the Carnegie Center for the updated book list.

    8. ART EXHIBIT: Mary Newton: Contemplative Places at Ann Tower
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Contemplative Places: New Paintings by Mary Newton opening with a Gallery Hop reception from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, September 19, 2014. The show will be up from September 19th to November 15th during our usual hours of 10:00-5:00 Tuesday-Friday and Sunday 10:00-2:00. Newton’s newest paintings depict empty rooms and outdoor spaces that convey an appealing combination of mystery, calm and tension.  Using bold and gestural brushwork and a primarily blue/gray palette, she paints sky, water, expansive walls and beautifully tiled floors.  Newton has succeeded in creating alluring, quiet places where we can relax and take some deep breathes; the paintings are at once stimulating and soothing. Newton explains: “I often use patterns to create order and rhythm along with shifting planes and altered linear perspective, which distort reality and create movement. The combination of architecture and nature is interesting to me and create a visually exciting dialogue.” Newton earned a Master of Fine Arts degree  from the University of Cincinnati. Selected exhibits include the Red Clay Survey at the Huntsville Museum of Art, The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, The Evansville Museum Bi-Annual and Wright State University.  She  is a two time recipient of the Al Smith Fellowship in Painting from the Kentucky Arts Council and was recently awarded a fellowship to work in Auvillar, France at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts International Fellowship Program. Publications include CD and Album Cover for Papa M (David Pajo), The Christian Science Journal, New American Paintings, and Louisville Magazine.

    9. Introduction to InDesign
      5:45 pm – 7:15 pm

      Thursdays, October 23 & 30. Learn to use the industry’s top production tool. Adobe InDesign can help you gather all your individual pieces to create one beautiful finished product. Signs, banners, cards, fliers, business cards and more are just the beginning of the pieces you can create. Knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator are preferred but not mandatory. Limit: 10 participants. Basic computer skills required.

    10. International Eating and Reading Night
      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      Savor the international literary and culinary avors of the Bluegrass region! Bring an ethnic dish to share, along with a poem in your native language to read (optional). We’ll enjoy the tastes and sounds of a variety of cuisines and languages. Join us as we celebrate Central Kentucky’s diversity. Adults and children welcome! 6:00 pm – Dinner 6:30 pm – Open-Mic (3-min limit per reader) 7:00 pm – Featured Readers

    11. Rockin’ The Races
      6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

      Come to Paulie’s Toasted Barrel to learn how to bet the horses and play in a live mythical handicapping competition. Keeneland’s own Katie Gensler and TVG’s Caleb Keller will be there to host the event. Compete for an online seat in the NHC, prizes & meet industry celebrities.

  3. Oct
    24
    Fri
    1. ART EXHIBIT: “Take My Word for It” at the UK Art Museum
      Oct 24 (all-day)

      This exhibition examines ways in which artists use language to directly engage the viewer. Drawings, prints, and books by Clifford Amyx, Luis Camnitzer, Van Deren Coke, Wendy Ewald, Hand Haacke, Jenny Holtzer, Susan E, King, Barbara Kruger, Les Levine, Kay Rosen, Edwards Ruscha, Tad Savinar, Pat Steir, Catherine Wagner, Kara Walker offer a range of subjects and conditions, from poetics to politics. Exhibit dates: September 6 – December 23, 2014. Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: Laurel Nakadate, “Strangers and Relations”
      Oct 24 (all-day)

      Photographer Laurel Nakadate will visit Lexington as part of the Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series. Her exhibition, Strangers & Relations, features two distinct groups who are documented in similar ways. The “strangers” are part of Nakadate’s Star Portraits series, and feature individuals who she found through a process of asking friends to invite people to meet her, as well as by postings made on Facebook and community message boards. The “relatives” were found when Nakadate, whose paternal lineage is Japanese-American, took a DNA test in order to uncover data about her mother’s family history. Exhibit runs September 6 – December 23. Lecture with Nakadate on October 10 at 4 p.m. in Worhsam Theatre Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.  

    3. ART EXHIBIT: Madmen and Moonbeams – Fanciful Faces by Kurt Vonnegut
      Oct 24 (all-day)

      Novelist Kurt Vonnegut made drawings throughout his life, and like writers and musicians including Norman Mailer, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and John Lennon, found that visual art offered him another space for creativity. This exhibition of his silkscreens, feature portraits that are both comic and surreal, defined by bolds line and carefully placed areas of color. It is organized by Art History graduate student Courtney Anich, and the works were printed in Lexington, Kentucky, by Joe Petro III. Exhibit dates: September 6 – December 23, 2014. Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.

    4. ART EXHIBIT: Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass
      Oct 24 (all-day)

      The Showplace for Saddlebreds celebrates the breeding program at the late Jean McLean Davis’ Oak Hill Farm in Harrodsburg, KY, which has long been synonymous with World’s Champion Saddlebred performance horses and the 2014 exhibit will focus on the tradition of excellence the farm represents. On display are hundreds of items, including photos, paintings, trophies and furnishings from the estate of the farm’s owner, Jean McLean Davis. The exhibition runs February 14, 2014 to January 31, 2015, and admission to the American Saddlebred Museum’s Showplace for Saddlebreds and Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass exhibition is included with admission to the Kentucky Horse Park. For further information contact 859-259-2746 or museum@asbmusuem.org or visit www.ASBMuseum.org.

    5. Seniors Writing Group
      10:00 am – 11:30 am

      With  Sarah Combs // Fridays, June 20-August 22 // FREE If you’ve reached that golden age, join this writing group, which meets at the Lexington Senior Center, 1530 Nicholasville Road. This group features in-class writing exercises; feedback for family stories, memoirs, poems and stories; tips for reading and publishing your work; and lively conversation and fellowship. [ALL LEVELS]

    6. Food Trucks For A Cause (new location)
      11:00 am – 7:00 pm

      Now in a new location,  The Bluegrass Food Truck Association presents Food Trucks For A Cause — a “food truck court” featuring several local food trucks at Beaumont Center’s Liquor Barn parking lot — every Friday through the end of a October.  10% of all proceeds go to a different charity each week. Come eat lunch and come back again for dinner!  

    7. Free Writing Practice
      12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

      Fridays, September 12-December 5 (no class November 28). This is an opportunity to write without rules, editing, or judgment—the best way to start! Freewriting is also the best way to limber up or generate something new and energetic for working on later. We write from a simple prompt, followed by readings and “recalls” where other writers simply recall your words back to you without criticism or praise. Natalie Goldberg’s witty and insightful Writing Down The Bones is suggested reading, but not required. Writers of all stripes are welcome to join us at any time.

    8. Run of the Living Dead: A Zombie Infested 5k Run
      4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Run of the Living Dead is presented by Harmony Day Montessori School located near Hamburg in Southeast Lexington. HDS is a non-profit school that embraces racial, cultural, and religious diversity. Run of the Living Dead is a Zombie Infested 5K run and Afterlife Party.  But at this event you are not just running against the clock…you are running while dodging blood thirsty, brain starved zombies.  Runners are not required to dress in costume (though, obviously not as zombies), but the evening is far more fun for those that do and they qualify for best costume awards. Details and Registration Available www.harmonydayschool.com

    9. Anne Hopkins’ Going Away Party
      5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

      All are invited to come thank Anne Hopkins for 24 years of service to the Co-op!

    10. ART EXHIBIT: Mary Newton: Contemplative Places at Ann Tower
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Contemplative Places: New Paintings by Mary Newton opening with a Gallery Hop reception from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, September 19, 2014. The show will be up from September 19th to November 15th during our usual hours of 10:00-5:00 Tuesday-Friday and Sunday 10:00-2:00. Newton’s newest paintings depict empty rooms and outdoor spaces that convey an appealing combination of mystery, calm and tension.  Using bold and gestural brushwork and a primarily blue/gray palette, she paints sky, water, expansive walls and beautifully tiled floors.  Newton has succeeded in creating alluring, quiet places where we can relax and take some deep breathes; the paintings are at once stimulating and soothing. Newton explains: “I often use patterns to create order and rhythm along with shifting planes and altered linear perspective, which distort reality and create movement. The combination of architecture and nature is interesting to me and create a visually exciting dialogue.” Newton earned a Master of Fine Arts degree  from the University of Cincinnati. Selected exhibits include the Red Clay Survey at the Huntsville Museum of Art, The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, The Evansville Museum Bi-Annual and Wright State University.  She  is a two time recipient of the Al Smith Fellowship in Painting from the Kentucky Arts Council and was recently awarded a fellowship to work in Auvillar, France at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts International Fellowship Program. Publications include CD and Album Cover for Papa M (David Pajo), The Christian Science Journal, New American Paintings, and Louisville Magazine.

    11. CMA Rocks the House!
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Central Music Academy is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a fantastic evening of fun, food, music, and art at the historic Bodley-Bullock House! Enjoy wine, beer and hors d’oeuvres in the beautiful house and garden, while you bid on unique vinyl record artwork created by noted local artists, and are entertained with a variety of music provided by CMA students and teachers. Come enjoy a fabulous evening in support of the arts and underserved youth in the community! When: Friday, October 24, 2014 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Where: Bodley-Bullock House 200 Market St. Lexington, KY 40507 Questions? Email: centralmusicacademy@gmail.com

    12. Fall CSA Harvest Party
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The fall crop is in! Pick up your share of Kentucky’s first Community Supported Art program, which features 9 works of limited-edition art, or just celebrate the spirit of locally grown art. $5 General Admission. FREE for LAL members and CSA Shareholders.

    13. My Old Kentucky Dinner Train Darke Parlour
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      R. J. Corman calls in hauntings archaeologist Anthony Truitt to investigate strange occurrences on My Old Kentucky Dinner Train.  Anthony will investigate an unusual event from the 1988 inaugural run, when one of the service employees experienced “something“ in the dining car. That feeling was so strong, that when the train made its stop in limestone springs, he ran off the train, and was never heard from again. Anthony’s investigation, with the assistance from all of the passengers on board, will look at clues from as far back as 1942 when the RJC-007 dining car was in service with the Pennsylvania railroad. Will they find what that “something unusual” was?. Tickets are $109.95 per adult and $69.95 per child (ages 5-12) plus tax & gratuity.

    14. “Date Night” Wheelthrowing
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Bring a loved one or just yourself for a fun evening of wheelthrowing with a Mudworks’ instructor.  Clay and tools provided.  Firing available for an additional fee.  Adults and children (6+) are welcome.  Limit 10 students.

    15. Bluegrass Youth Ballet presents The Nightingale
      7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      New, original ballet by Bluegrass Youth Ballet Director, Adalhi Aranda Corn. The Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale is brought to life through dance! The Emperor of China is enchanted by the song of the nightingale! When given a mechanical bird, all interest is lost in the real nightingale, and she escapes the palace. The overused mechanical bird breaks down. A few years later the Emperor is deathly ill, and the real nightingale returns to recover the Emperor’s health with her beautiful song.

    16. Civil War Ghost Hunt
      7:30 pm – 9:45 pm

      Hunt for ghosts and spirits through the hallowed grounds of Camp Nelson including the refugee cemetery, prison and forts.  This is not a staged event–what you will experience is real!  Led by Suzanne Starr Williams, a certified ghost hunter.  This is an outside event–wear appropriate attire. Bring your camera, recorder, etc.  Friday, October 24, starting at 7:30 pm.  $25.00 per person with a portion of the proceeds assisting Camp Nelson preservation.  For reservations call 859-881-5716. Children under 13 not allowed.  At Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park. Located on US 27, six miles south of Nicholasville.  Visit www.campnelson.org

    17. Contra Dance
      8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

      Contra Dance with caller Michael French and open band (pick-up musicians welcome) (Beginner lesson 7:30-8:00 PM)

  4. Oct
    25
    Sat
    1. 2014 Monster’s Ball and Silent Auction
      Oct 25 (all-day)

      The Race For Education for the 2014 Monster’s Ball and Silent Auction will benefit the Starting Gate Afterschool Literacy Program. Presented by Great American Insurance, this event will be a lively evening of costumes, food, drinks, and dancing. The Starting Gate serves middle school students in Fayette and Bourbon Counties by providing literacy services, homework help, educational field trips, college and career exploration, and summer camps. 100% of proceeds go to student programming and services.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: “Take My Word for It” at the UK Art Museum
      Oct 25 (all-day)

      This exhibition examines ways in which artists use language to directly engage the viewer. Drawings, prints, and books by Clifford Amyx, Luis Camnitzer, Van Deren Coke, Wendy Ewald, Hand Haacke, Jenny Holtzer, Susan E, King, Barbara Kruger, Les Levine, Kay Rosen, Edwards Ruscha, Tad Savinar, Pat Steir, Catherine Wagner, Kara Walker offer a range of subjects and conditions, from poetics to politics. Exhibit dates: September 6 – December 23, 2014. Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.

    3. ART EXHIBIT: Laurel Nakadate, “Strangers and Relations”
      Oct 25 (all-day)

      Photographer Laurel Nakadate will visit Lexington as part of the Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series. Her exhibition, Strangers & Relations, features two distinct groups who are documented in similar ways. The “strangers” are part of Nakadate’s Star Portraits series, and feature individuals who she found through a process of asking friends to invite people to meet her, as well as by postings made on Facebook and community message boards. The “relatives” were found when Nakadate, whose paternal lineage is Japanese-American, took a DNA test in order to uncover data about her mother’s family history. Exhibit runs September 6 – December 23. Lecture with Nakadate on October 10 at 4 p.m. in Worhsam Theatre Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.  

    4. ART EXHIBIT: Madmen and Moonbeams – Fanciful Faces by Kurt Vonnegut
      Oct 25 (all-day)

      Novelist Kurt Vonnegut made drawings throughout his life, and like writers and musicians including Norman Mailer, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and John Lennon, found that visual art offered him another space for creativity. This exhibition of his silkscreens, feature portraits that are both comic and surreal, defined by bolds line and carefully placed areas of color. It is organized by Art History graduate student Courtney Anich, and the works were printed in Lexington, Kentucky, by Joe Petro III. Exhibit dates: September 6 – December 23, 2014. Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.

    5. ART EXHIBIT: Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass
      Oct 25 (all-day)

      The Showplace for Saddlebreds celebrates the breeding program at the late Jean McLean Davis’ Oak Hill Farm in Harrodsburg, KY, which has long been synonymous with World’s Champion Saddlebred performance horses and the 2014 exhibit will focus on the tradition of excellence the farm represents. On display are hundreds of items, including photos, paintings, trophies and furnishings from the estate of the farm’s owner, Jean McLean Davis. The exhibition runs February 14, 2014 to January 31, 2015, and admission to the American Saddlebred Museum’s Showplace for Saddlebreds and Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass exhibition is included with admission to the Kentucky Horse Park. For further information contact 859-259-2746 or museum@asbmusuem.org or visit www.ASBMuseum.org.

    6. MisterE of Imagination: Tales of Edgar Allan Poe
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Recommended for 9 yrs+ / 4 grade+ Don’t close your eyes, this isn’t a dream. The ghouls and ghosts here are not what they seem. From story to story the pages will fly; Filled with shadows and ravens, ink and the EYE. So hold on to your seat and don’t look away – Or you might discover ‘Nevermore’ is today! Saturday, October 25 – 2:00 Saturday, October 25 –7:00 Sunday, October 26 – 2:00 Friday, October 31 – 8:00* SPECIAL HALLOWEEN PERFORMANCE

    7. Café Shambhala Meditation and Social Gathering
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Café Shambhala offers meditation and a social gathering every Saturday  morning. Free basic meditation instruction is available at 9 and 11 AM.  At 10 we gather for refreshments and chat. If you are interested in learning to meditate, drop by and join us on Saturday!

    8. Treat or Treat!
      9:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Join the fun of Treat or Treat on Saturday, October 25th from 9:00AM – 2:00PM at Pax Christi Church!  The day will feature:  “Treat or Treating” for candy & goodies!  Firetruck tours!  Games, crafts & prizes!  Inflatables!  Train rides!  $1 Hotdogs!  Live Music & Performances!  Kettlecorn! Meet Ronald McDonald and Big L of the Lexington Legends!  AND there will be the annual Celebrity Judged Costume Contest starting at 10AM! Proceeds this year will go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass for the kiddo entries and the PET ENTRIES will go to Lexington Humane Society!  Pet entries are new this year, and we are looking forward to our new addition!

    9. Free Ice Skating Learn to Skate Class
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Children are invited to participate in a free Learn to Skate class through the United States Figure Skating Association Program. Mondays 6-7 pm, Tuesdays 1:30-2:30pm, Wednesdays 6-7 pm or Saturday 10-11am. This class focuses on the FUNdamentals of skating at every level. Students will be placed in an appropriate level class and taught in a group setting with a professional coach. Bring a Buddy and enjoy the fun! Class runs through June 2015, skates provided. Call June Warta (859) 619-6228

    10. Saturday Seminars: Writing & Marketing a 10-Minute Play
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      The 10-minute play is everywhere! Festivals and showcases of this short form take place in venues across Kentucky and beyond. To learn more about crafting a 10-minute play – and where and how to submit one – join this hands-on, interactive class. Please brown-bag it so we can talk over lunch. Nancy Gall-Clayton’s 10-minute plays have been on stages in 23 states, Denmark, Australia, and Canada, and three of her “tens” have been finalists for Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Heideman Award. All levels welcome!

    11. Introduction to HTML & CSS
      12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

      Saturdays, October 18-November 8. Whether you’re designing your own blog and want more freedom or you’re just curious how the internet works, this class is for you! Learn the basics of HTML (the foundation of all webpages) and CSS so that you can understand—and, ultimately, master—web design. Limit: 10 participants. Intermediate computer skills required.

    12. Brad Jones signs “Black Walls Turn Gray: A Veteran’s Novel of War and Recovery”
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      The Morris Book Shop is happy to host combat veteran Brad Jones as he signs Black Walls Turn Gray: A Veterans Novel of War and Recovery. Black Walls Turn Gray, is a novel about the consequences of modern warfare and the struggles that soldiers face when readjusting to civilian life. Young, fit, and from a military family, Corporal Quince Magowan sees serving his country as his patriotic duty. Unfortunately, fighting in his generation’s war proves to be more than just a physical battle. With the enemy blending into both the shadows and the crowds in Afghanistan, Quince and his fellow Marines never have a warning of when or where the danger will appear. When he returns home to his wife and young daughter, Quince finds that he has lost more than his sense of security. Though he is healthy by all appearances, darkness has trapped him in a painful prison, and he doesn’t believe that anyone can understand his mental anguish. He is reluctant to admit to his struggles, but his tough yet compassionate father (who is a veteran of the Vietnam War) persuades him to seek treatment at the Lexington VA hospital, where doctors tell him he has Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. Quince finds that the path to healing is complicated and difficult, but is supported through this journey by those he loves. This is a compelling story of filial and romantic love, of friendship, duty and heroism, and of America’s challenges in treating its veterans for the invisible wounds of modern warfare. Author and Afghanistan veteran Brad Jones brings this great American dilemma home in Black Walls Turn Gray, his first published novel. About Brad Jones: Brad Jones is a former captain and a Marine veteran of the Afghanistan War. Born in Mount Sterling, Kentucky, he grew up in Salt Lick, a small town in Northeast Kentucky. He graduated from Morehead State University, University of Louisville and Sullivan University with degrees in Political Science and Business. Joining the service in October 2000, he served in the 1st Battalion 6th Marines and in the 6th Marine Regiment, and was deployed to Okinawa, South Korea, Japan, Liberia and, in 2004, Afghanistan. He is a member of a local Marine Corps League detachment. Today, he resides in Lexington. He is the father of a 7-year-old daughter, Mallory. Writing this book was a trans-formative experience for him, and he hopes to help other veterans and their families by using this novel to spread awareness and support for PTSD.

    13. Civil War Cemetery Walking Tour
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      The Mary Todd Lincoln House will host walking tours of Lexington Cemetery at 2PM every Sunday in October (October 5, 12, 19, & 26). The tour features monuments and graves of the era, including the Todd family plot. Approximately 1.5 hours. Admission is collected by the museum at the Henry Clay Monument at Lexington Cemetery. Cost $10. Space is limited and reservations recommended. Call Gwen at (859) 233-9999 for further information. Please do not contact the cemetery.

    14. Bark For Life of Scott County
      3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Put those paws to work for less cancer and more BARKdays! In partnership with the Scott County 4-H Dog Club, the Relay For Life of Scott County invites you to bring the kids and your four-legged friends for an afternoon of fun to support the fight against cancer. Online pre-registration before 10/25 is $15 ($10 per additional dog). On-Site Registration is $20 ($15 per additional dog). First 100 dogs registered will receive a purple bandana! Events will include: Food Vendors Entertainment Dog Costume Contest Dog Games & Demonstrations Kid’s Activities Cancer Survivor Recognition Ceremony Luminaria and Walk Sky Lantern Release For a full schedule of events and to pre-register your dog(s), please visit www.relayforlife.org/barkscottcoky. “Like” our event on Facebook at www.facebook.com/scottcountybarkforlife

    15. Bluegrass Youth Ballet presents The Nightingale
      3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      New, original ballet by Bluegrass Youth Ballet Director, Adalhi Aranda Corn. The Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale is brought to life through dance! The Emperor of China is enchanted by the song of the nightingale! When given a mechanical bird, all interest is lost in the real nightingale, and she escapes the palace. The overused mechanical bird breaks down. A few years later the Emperor is deathly ill, and the real nightingale returns to recover the Emperor’s health with her beautiful song.

    16. ART EXHIBIT: Mary Newton: Contemplative Places at Ann Tower
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Contemplative Places: New Paintings by Mary Newton opening with a Gallery Hop reception from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, September 19, 2014. The show will be up from September 19th to November 15th during our usual hours of 10:00-5:00 Tuesday-Friday and Sunday 10:00-2:00. Newton’s newest paintings depict empty rooms and outdoor spaces that convey an appealing combination of mystery, calm and tension.  Using bold and gestural brushwork and a primarily blue/gray palette, she paints sky, water, expansive walls and beautifully tiled floors.  Newton has succeeded in creating alluring, quiet places where we can relax and take some deep breathes; the paintings are at once stimulating and soothing. Newton explains: “I often use patterns to create order and rhythm along with shifting planes and altered linear perspective, which distort reality and create movement. The combination of architecture and nature is interesting to me and create a visually exciting dialogue.” Newton earned a Master of Fine Arts degree  from the University of Cincinnati. Selected exhibits include the Red Clay Survey at the Huntsville Museum of Art, The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, The Evansville Museum Bi-Annual and Wright State University.  She  is a two time recipient of the Al Smith Fellowship in Painting from the Kentucky Arts Council and was recently awarded a fellowship to work in Auvillar, France at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts International Fellowship Program. Publications include CD and Album Cover for Papa M (David Pajo), The Christian Science Journal, New American Paintings, and Louisville Magazine.

    17. Ghosts in the Garden at Liberty Hall
      5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

      Liberty Hall will host a fun Halloween season event with the showing of two movies sure to please families and those of us looking for a few chills and thrills! The first movie, The Time of Their Lives, starring Abbott and Costello, is the hilarious story about a tinker-turned-ghost during the Revolutionary War. When a “modern” family moves into his home, antics ensue to bring about laughter! Enjoy free trick-or-treating with Froggy 104.9 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and wander through the gardens at dusk to hear stories from four famous Liberty Hall ghosts, including The Gray Lady. After the kid’s show, we’ll screen The Others, a creepy and frightening tale of a haunting in an old English country manor. The house will be open for special ghost tours, and food and drink will be available. Wear your best Gray Lady costume and win a prize for “Best Gray Lady” and dress the family up in Halloween style. Grounds open at 5 p.m. and admission is $5 for The Time of Their Lives, and $10 for The Others. For information, call (502) 227-2560.

    18. “The Grand Tour” presented by Dr. Coleman’s Lexington History Walks
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Sat @ 6:00pm Departs outside the Lexington Visitors Center (401 West Main Street) Discover the history of Lexington, Queen of the Bluegrass.  From horses to heroes, First Ladies to phantoms, our Grand Tour takes you through 200 years of history as you stroll down the city’s loveliest streets and past its renowned historic architecture. (75 minutes, approx. 1.3 miles, family-friendly content)

    19. Dr. Coleman’s Lexington History Walks Presents “The Grand Tour”
      6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

      Discover the history of Lexington, Queen of the Bluegrass.  From horses to heroes, First Ladies to phantoms, our Grand Tour takes you through 200 years of history as you stroll down the city’s loveliest streets and past its renowned historic architecture. (75 minutes, aprox. 1.3 miles, family-friendly content). Saturdays at 6 p.m.

    20. R. J. Corman Lexington Dinner Train Darke Parlour
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      R. J. Corman calls in hauntings archaeologist Anthony Truitt to investigate strange occurrences on the R. J. Corman Lexington Dinner Train.  He investigates what caused a Secret Service Agent in April of 1969 during President Eisenhower’s funeral train ride, to suddenly quit the Service, and disappear. The dining car you will be riding in is the actual family car that carried the Nixon and Eisenhower families during the train ride to Abilene Kansas, while attached to the car holding the casket with President Eisenhower. During this show, the diners and Anthony will together examine artifacts and clues from that last Eisenhower train ride. See if you too can discover what happened! Tickets are $109.95 per adult and $69.95 per child (ages 5-12) plus tax & gratuity.

    21. The Bluegrass Opera presents the world premiere of Kelpie
      7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

      The Bluegrass Opera presents the world premiere of Kelpie: a play with songs by British playwright Neil Harris. The Kelpie is the most beautiful horse you’ve ever seen, but it can also take the form of a handsome young man!  Part legend, part mystery, and part love story, this family-friendly play is the perfect way to usher in Halloween in the Horse Capital of the World!  Seven actors – five musicians – no elaborate scenery – just a unique storytelling experience! Performances: October 18 & 25, 7:30pm; October 19 & 26, 2:30pm Location: Temple Adath Israel, 124 N. Ashland Ave. in Lexington Tickets: Adults $20, Seniors $15, Students $10 (w/ ID).  Available at www.bluegrassopera.org

    22. Contra Dance
      8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

      Contra Dance with caller Joe Wilkie and band Illegal Contraband (Beginner lesson 7:30-8:00 PM)

    23. Dr. Coleman’s Lexington History Walks Presents “Spirits! Scandals! Sordid Secrets!”
      8:00 pm – 9:15 pm

      Spirits! Scandals! Sordid Secrets! Genteel Lexington has its dark side!  Uncover why Lexington was called “the wicked city.”  Learn of the duelists, gamblers, and ladies-of-ill-repute who once walked these streets—many locals claim their spirits still do. Tours are 75 minutes, approx. 1.3 miles. Tours depart from the street at 401 W. Main St. Parental discretion advised.

  5. Oct
    26
    Sun
    1. ART EXHIBIT: “Take My Word for It” at the UK Art Museum
      Oct 26 (all-day)

      This exhibition examines ways in which artists use language to directly engage the viewer. Drawings, prints, and books by Clifford Amyx, Luis Camnitzer, Van Deren Coke, Wendy Ewald, Hand Haacke, Jenny Holtzer, Susan E, King, Barbara Kruger, Les Levine, Kay Rosen, Edwards Ruscha, Tad Savinar, Pat Steir, Catherine Wagner, Kara Walker offer a range of subjects and conditions, from poetics to politics. Exhibit dates: September 6 – December 23, 2014. Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: Laurel Nakadate, “Strangers and Relations”
      Oct 26 (all-day)

      Photographer Laurel Nakadate will visit Lexington as part of the Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series. Her exhibition, Strangers & Relations, features two distinct groups who are documented in similar ways. The “strangers” are part of Nakadate’s Star Portraits series, and feature individuals who she found through a process of asking friends to invite people to meet her, as well as by postings made on Facebook and community message boards. The “relatives” were found when Nakadate, whose paternal lineage is Japanese-American, took a DNA test in order to uncover data about her mother’s family history. Exhibit runs September 6 – December 23. Lecture with Nakadate on October 10 at 4 p.m. in Worhsam Theatre Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.  

    3. ART EXHIBIT: Madmen and Moonbeams – Fanciful Faces by Kurt Vonnegut
      Oct 26 (all-day)

      Novelist Kurt Vonnegut made drawings throughout his life, and like writers and musicians including Norman Mailer, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and John Lennon, found that visual art offered him another space for creativity. This exhibition of his silkscreens, feature portraits that are both comic and surreal, defined by bolds line and carefully placed areas of color. It is organized by Art History graduate student Courtney Anich, and the works were printed in Lexington, Kentucky, by Joe Petro III. Exhibit dates: September 6 – December 23, 2014. Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.

    4. ART EXHIBIT: Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass
      Oct 26 (all-day)

      The Showplace for Saddlebreds celebrates the breeding program at the late Jean McLean Davis’ Oak Hill Farm in Harrodsburg, KY, which has long been synonymous with World’s Champion Saddlebred performance horses and the 2014 exhibit will focus on the tradition of excellence the farm represents. On display are hundreds of items, including photos, paintings, trophies and furnishings from the estate of the farm’s owner, Jean McLean Davis. The exhibition runs February 14, 2014 to January 31, 2015, and admission to the American Saddlebred Museum’s Showplace for Saddlebreds and Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass exhibition is included with admission to the Kentucky Horse Park. For further information contact 859-259-2746 or museum@asbmusuem.org or visit www.ASBMuseum.org.

    5. Photographer and author Ed Lawrence discusses photography and signs “Kentucky 120″
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      The Morris Book Shop is happy to host photographer and author Ed Lawrence. Lawrence will start his event with a discussion about landscape photography, and a Q & A session followed by signing his book. KENTUCKY 120 is a collection of landscape photographs from each of Kentucky’s 120 counties. The photographs were made by Ed Lawrence during his journeys on Kentucky backroads — without a destination in mind. While a few pictures portray readily identifiable local landmarks, most locations would only be know by those who own the land or pass by on a regular basis. Many were shot on public lands. Ed Lawrence paints a photographic portrait conveying his love and deep connection to all of Kentucky, from the Mississippi River to the Appalachian Mountains. About the author: Ed Lawrence is an artist photographer, graphic designer and soon to be publisher. Kentucky 120 is the culmination of my 10-year quest to make landscape photographs of every county in Kentucky. The focus of this page is to publish the book, Kentucky 120.

    6. LECTURE – Strangers and Relations: Genetics and the Nature of Relationships and Family Structure
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      Enjoy a lecture on genetics and relationships by Dr. Brett Spear.

    7. Sunday Session – Protecting Seniors against Financial Predators
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

       Roberta Bottoms, US Postal Inspector, will discuss the emotional and financial harm caused by financial predators and tells us the warning signs of financial fraud and what you can do to help protect yourself and those you care about.   Sunday Sessions are held each month and feature topics pertinent to caregivers and those planning their own aging.  Sponsored by ITN Bluegrass and The Retirement Research Foundation.  Event is free. Parking available.  Refreshments.  More info at iknowexpo.org

    8. The Bluegrass Opera presents a world premiere musical: Kelpie
      2:30 pm – 6:30 pm

      The Bluegrass Opera presents the world premiere of Kelpie: a play with songs by British playwright Neil Harris. The Kelpie is the most beautiful horse you’ve ever seen, but it can also take the form of a handsome young man!  Part legend, part mystery, and part love story, this family-friendly play is the perfect way to usher in Halloween in the Horse Capital of the World!  Seven actors – five musicians – no elaborate scenery – just a unique storytelling experience! Performances: October 18 & 25, 7:30pm; October 19 & 26, 2:30pm Location: Temple Adath Israel, 124 N. Ashland Ave. in Lexington Tickets: Adults $20, Seniors $15, Students $10 (w/ ID).  Available at www.bluegrassopera.org

    9. ART EXHIBIT: Mary Newton: Contemplative Places at Ann Tower
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Contemplative Places: New Paintings by Mary Newton opening with a Gallery Hop reception from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, September 19, 2014. The show will be up from September 19th to November 15th during our usual hours of 10:00-5:00 Tuesday-Friday and Sunday 10:00-2:00. Newton’s newest paintings depict empty rooms and outdoor spaces that convey an appealing combination of mystery, calm and tension.  Using bold and gestural brushwork and a primarily blue/gray palette, she paints sky, water, expansive walls and beautifully tiled floors.  Newton has succeeded in creating alluring, quiet places where we can relax and take some deep breathes; the paintings are at once stimulating and soothing. Newton explains: “I often use patterns to create order and rhythm along with shifting planes and altered linear perspective, which distort reality and create movement. The combination of architecture and nature is interesting to me and create a visually exciting dialogue.” Newton earned a Master of Fine Arts degree  from the University of Cincinnati. Selected exhibits include the Red Clay Survey at the Huntsville Museum of Art, The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, The Evansville Museum Bi-Annual and Wright State University.  She  is a two time recipient of the Al Smith Fellowship in Painting from the Kentucky Arts Council and was recently awarded a fellowship to work in Auvillar, France at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts International Fellowship Program. Publications include CD and Album Cover for Papa M (David Pajo), The Christian Science Journal, New American Paintings, and Louisville Magazine.

  6. Oct
    27
    Mon
    1. ART EXHIBIT: Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass
      Oct 27 (all-day)

      The Showplace for Saddlebreds celebrates the breeding program at the late Jean McLean Davis’ Oak Hill Farm in Harrodsburg, KY, which has long been synonymous with World’s Champion Saddlebred performance horses and the 2014 exhibit will focus on the tradition of excellence the farm represents. On display are hundreds of items, including photos, paintings, trophies and furnishings from the estate of the farm’s owner, Jean McLean Davis. The exhibition runs February 14, 2014 to January 31, 2015, and admission to the American Saddlebred Museum’s Showplace for Saddlebreds and Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass exhibition is included with admission to the Kentucky Horse Park. For further information contact 859-259-2746 or museum@asbmusuem.org or visit www.ASBMuseum.org.

  7. Oct
    28
    Tue
    1. ART EXHIBIT: “Take My Word for It” at the UK Art Museum
      Oct 28 (all-day)

      This exhibition examines ways in which artists use language to directly engage the viewer. Drawings, prints, and books by Clifford Amyx, Luis Camnitzer, Van Deren Coke, Wendy Ewald, Hand Haacke, Jenny Holtzer, Susan E, King, Barbara Kruger, Les Levine, Kay Rosen, Edwards Ruscha, Tad Savinar, Pat Steir, Catherine Wagner, Kara Walker offer a range of subjects and conditions, from poetics to politics. Exhibit dates: September 6 – December 23, 2014. Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: Laurel Nakadate, “Strangers and Relations”
      Oct 28 (all-day)

      Photographer Laurel Nakadate will visit Lexington as part of the Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series. Her exhibition, Strangers & Relations, features two distinct groups who are documented in similar ways. The “strangers” are part of Nakadate’s Star Portraits series, and feature individuals who she found through a process of asking friends to invite people to meet her, as well as by postings made on Facebook and community message boards. The “relatives” were found when Nakadate, whose paternal lineage is Japanese-American, took a DNA test in order to uncover data about her mother’s family history. Exhibit runs September 6 – December 23. Lecture with Nakadate on October 10 at 4 p.m. in Worhsam Theatre Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.  

    3. ART EXHIBIT: Madmen and Moonbeams – Fanciful Faces by Kurt Vonnegut
      Oct 28 (all-day)

      Novelist Kurt Vonnegut made drawings throughout his life, and like writers and musicians including Norman Mailer, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and John Lennon, found that visual art offered him another space for creativity. This exhibition of his silkscreens, feature portraits that are both comic and surreal, defined by bolds line and carefully placed areas of color. It is organized by Art History graduate student Courtney Anich, and the works were printed in Lexington, Kentucky, by Joe Petro III. Exhibit dates: September 6 – December 23, 2014. Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.

    4. ART EXHIBIT: Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass
      Oct 28 (all-day)

      The Showplace for Saddlebreds celebrates the breeding program at the late Jean McLean Davis’ Oak Hill Farm in Harrodsburg, KY, which has long been synonymous with World’s Champion Saddlebred performance horses and the 2014 exhibit will focus on the tradition of excellence the farm represents. On display are hundreds of items, including photos, paintings, trophies and furnishings from the estate of the farm’s owner, Jean McLean Davis. The exhibition runs February 14, 2014 to January 31, 2015, and admission to the American Saddlebred Museum’s Showplace for Saddlebreds and Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass exhibition is included with admission to the Kentucky Horse Park. For further information contact 859-259-2746 or museum@asbmusuem.org or visit www.ASBMuseum.org.

    5. Outstanding Writers League
      4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

      Grades 3-5 Tuesdays, September 16-November 18 In the Outstanding Writers League (O.W.L.), you’ll hone your writing skills in a creative, hands-on environment! Together, we’ll explore how fun writing can be as we write blogs, book and movie reviews, comic strips, and more. Funded by Children’s Charity Fund of the Bluegrass.

    6. ART EXHIBIT: Mary Newton: Contemplative Places at Ann Tower
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Contemplative Places: New Paintings by Mary Newton opening with a Gallery Hop reception from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, September 19, 2014. The show will be up from September 19th to November 15th during our usual hours of 10:00-5:00 Tuesday-Friday and Sunday 10:00-2:00. Newton’s newest paintings depict empty rooms and outdoor spaces that convey an appealing combination of mystery, calm and tension.  Using bold and gestural brushwork and a primarily blue/gray palette, she paints sky, water, expansive walls and beautifully tiled floors.  Newton has succeeded in creating alluring, quiet places where we can relax and take some deep breathes; the paintings are at once stimulating and soothing. Newton explains: “I often use patterns to create order and rhythm along with shifting planes and altered linear perspective, which distort reality and create movement. The combination of architecture and nature is interesting to me and create a visually exciting dialogue.” Newton earned a Master of Fine Arts degree  from the University of Cincinnati. Selected exhibits include the Red Clay Survey at the Huntsville Museum of Art, The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, The Evansville Museum Bi-Annual and Wright State University.  She  is a two time recipient of the Al Smith Fellowship in Painting from the Kentucky Arts Council and was recently awarded a fellowship to work in Auvillar, France at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts International Fellowship Program. Publications include CD and Album Cover for Papa M (David Pajo), The Christian Science Journal, New American Paintings, and Louisville Magazine.

    7. Advanced Spanish
      5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Tuesdays, September 16-November 18. Learn Spanish for the first time or brush up on old skills! Great professional development opportunity. If you have questions about which level of Spanish is right for you, please contact Eric at ericblair0@gmail.com. Assumes strong knowledge of the preterite and imperfect tenses. Covers the present subjunctive mood and will touch on it in the past and conditional, as well. Students will learn many native speaker grammar concepts that are not usually found in textbooks. We will also use in-class readings to deepen our understanding. Optional $25 textbook (not included in price of class).

    8. English Camp; Literacy for Adults
      5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

      Tuesdays, September 16-November 18. Would you like to improve your spoken or written English? Come to the Carnegie Center for free adult ESL classes. All students – beginning to advanced – are welcome! Registration is required. Offered in partnership with the University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences and College of Education.

    9. Math for Kids Camp; Parents (Lower Elementary)
      5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

      Grades K-2 & parents/guardians Tuesdays, September 16-November 11 Work and play together! This class uses games and cooperative activities to introduce and reinforce math skills such as addition, subtraction, logic, and more. Handouts provided and some homework help will be available.

  8. Oct
    29
    Wed
    1. ART EXHIBIT: “Take My Word for It” at the UK Art Museum
      Oct 29 (all-day)

      This exhibition examines ways in which artists use language to directly engage the viewer. Drawings, prints, and books by Clifford Amyx, Luis Camnitzer, Van Deren Coke, Wendy Ewald, Hand Haacke, Jenny Holtzer, Susan E, King, Barbara Kruger, Les Levine, Kay Rosen, Edwards Ruscha, Tad Savinar, Pat Steir, Catherine Wagner, Kara Walker offer a range of subjects and conditions, from poetics to politics. Exhibit dates: September 6 – December 23, 2014. Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: Laurel Nakadate, “Strangers and Relations”
      Oct 29 (all-day)

      Photographer Laurel Nakadate will visit Lexington as part of the Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series. Her exhibition, Strangers & Relations, features two distinct groups who are documented in similar ways. The “strangers” are part of Nakadate’s Star Portraits series, and feature individuals who she found through a process of asking friends to invite people to meet her, as well as by postings made on Facebook and community message boards. The “relatives” were found when Nakadate, whose paternal lineage is Japanese-American, took a DNA test in order to uncover data about her mother’s family history. Exhibit runs September 6 – December 23. Lecture with Nakadate on October 10 at 4 p.m. in Worhsam Theatre Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.  

    3. ART EXHIBIT: Madmen and Moonbeams – Fanciful Faces by Kurt Vonnegut
      Oct 29 (all-day)

      Novelist Kurt Vonnegut made drawings throughout his life, and like writers and musicians including Norman Mailer, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and John Lennon, found that visual art offered him another space for creativity. This exhibition of his silkscreens, feature portraits that are both comic and surreal, defined by bolds line and carefully placed areas of color. It is organized by Art History graduate student Courtney Anich, and the works were printed in Lexington, Kentucky, by Joe Petro III. Exhibit dates: September 6 – December 23, 2014. Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.

    4. ART EXHIBIT: Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass
      Oct 29 (all-day)

      The Showplace for Saddlebreds celebrates the breeding program at the late Jean McLean Davis’ Oak Hill Farm in Harrodsburg, KY, which has long been synonymous with World’s Champion Saddlebred performance horses and the 2014 exhibit will focus on the tradition of excellence the farm represents. On display are hundreds of items, including photos, paintings, trophies and furnishings from the estate of the farm’s owner, Jean McLean Davis. The exhibition runs February 14, 2014 to January 31, 2015, and admission to the American Saddlebred Museum’s Showplace for Saddlebreds and Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass exhibition is included with admission to the Kentucky Horse Park. For further information contact 859-259-2746 or museum@asbmusuem.org or visit www.ASBMuseum.org.

    5. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP – Containing Culture: Art of the Middle East
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      $20, register by October 22, call 859.257.6199

    6. ART EXHIBIT: Mary Newton: Contemplative Places at Ann Tower
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Contemplative Places: New Paintings by Mary Newton opening with a Gallery Hop reception from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, September 19, 2014. The show will be up from September 19th to November 15th during our usual hours of 10:00-5:00 Tuesday-Friday and Sunday 10:00-2:00. Newton’s newest paintings depict empty rooms and outdoor spaces that convey an appealing combination of mystery, calm and tension.  Using bold and gestural brushwork and a primarily blue/gray palette, she paints sky, water, expansive walls and beautifully tiled floors.  Newton has succeeded in creating alluring, quiet places where we can relax and take some deep breathes; the paintings are at once stimulating and soothing. Newton explains: “I often use patterns to create order and rhythm along with shifting planes and altered linear perspective, which distort reality and create movement. The combination of architecture and nature is interesting to me and create a visually exciting dialogue.” Newton earned a Master of Fine Arts degree  from the University of Cincinnati. Selected exhibits include the Red Clay Survey at the Huntsville Museum of Art, The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, The Evansville Museum Bi-Annual and Wright State University.  She  is a two time recipient of the Al Smith Fellowship in Painting from the Kentucky Arts Council and was recently awarded a fellowship to work in Auvillar, France at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts International Fellowship Program. Publications include CD and Album Cover for Papa M (David Pajo), The Christian Science Journal, New American Paintings, and Louisville Magazine.

    7. Lexington Catholic Open House
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Join us for student-led tours of the school and see all that LCHS has to offer! Any interested students and their families are welcome to attend. Information sessions for the following programs will be held throughout the evening: Exemplar Scholars Program for Excellence in the Fine Arts: 6:00-6:30 pm Exemplar Scholars Program for Excellence in Math, Science and Technology: 6:30-7:00 pm Equine Academy: 7:00-7:30 pm The High Marks Center for Learning Enhancement Session I: 6:00-6:30 pm Session II: 6:30-7:00 pm

  9. Oct
    30
    Thu
    1. ART EXHIBIT: “Take My Word for It” at the UK Art Museum
      Oct 30 (all-day)

      This exhibition examines ways in which artists use language to directly engage the viewer. Drawings, prints, and books by Clifford Amyx, Luis Camnitzer, Van Deren Coke, Wendy Ewald, Hand Haacke, Jenny Holtzer, Susan E, King, Barbara Kruger, Les Levine, Kay Rosen, Edwards Ruscha, Tad Savinar, Pat Steir, Catherine Wagner, Kara Walker offer a range of subjects and conditions, from poetics to politics. Exhibit dates: September 6 – December 23, 2014. Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: Laurel Nakadate, “Strangers and Relations”
      Oct 30 (all-day)

      Photographer Laurel Nakadate will visit Lexington as part of the Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series. Her exhibition, Strangers & Relations, features two distinct groups who are documented in similar ways. The “strangers” are part of Nakadate’s Star Portraits series, and feature individuals who she found through a process of asking friends to invite people to meet her, as well as by postings made on Facebook and community message boards. The “relatives” were found when Nakadate, whose paternal lineage is Japanese-American, took a DNA test in order to uncover data about her mother’s family history. Exhibit runs September 6 – December 23. Lecture with Nakadate on October 10 at 4 p.m. in Worhsam Theatre Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.  

    3. ART EXHIBIT: Madmen and Moonbeams – Fanciful Faces by Kurt Vonnegut
      Oct 30 (all-day)

      Novelist Kurt Vonnegut made drawings throughout his life, and like writers and musicians including Norman Mailer, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and John Lennon, found that visual art offered him another space for creativity. This exhibition of his silkscreens, feature portraits that are both comic and surreal, defined by bolds line and carefully placed areas of color. It is organized by Art History graduate student Courtney Anich, and the works were printed in Lexington, Kentucky, by Joe Petro III. Exhibit dates: September 6 – December 23, 2014. Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.

    4. ART EXHIBIT: Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass
      Oct 30 (all-day)

      The Showplace for Saddlebreds celebrates the breeding program at the late Jean McLean Davis’ Oak Hill Farm in Harrodsburg, KY, which has long been synonymous with World’s Champion Saddlebred performance horses and the 2014 exhibit will focus on the tradition of excellence the farm represents. On display are hundreds of items, including photos, paintings, trophies and furnishings from the estate of the farm’s owner, Jean McLean Davis. The exhibition runs February 14, 2014 to January 31, 2015, and admission to the American Saddlebred Museum’s Showplace for Saddlebreds and Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass exhibition is included with admission to the Kentucky Horse Park. For further information contact 859-259-2746 or museum@asbmusuem.org or visit www.ASBMuseum.org.

    5. Brown Bag Book Discussion
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      Thursdays, September 18-November 6. An informal discussion group focusing on literature by and about women. Be prepared to buy or check out from the library the works selected. Contact the Carnegie Center for the updated book list.

    6. ART EXHIBIT: Mary Newton: Contemplative Places at Ann Tower
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Contemplative Places: New Paintings by Mary Newton opening with a Gallery Hop reception from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, September 19, 2014. The show will be up from September 19th to November 15th during our usual hours of 10:00-5:00 Tuesday-Friday and Sunday 10:00-2:00. Newton’s newest paintings depict empty rooms and outdoor spaces that convey an appealing combination of mystery, calm and tension.  Using bold and gestural brushwork and a primarily blue/gray palette, she paints sky, water, expansive walls and beautifully tiled floors.  Newton has succeeded in creating alluring, quiet places where we can relax and take some deep breathes; the paintings are at once stimulating and soothing. Newton explains: “I often use patterns to create order and rhythm along with shifting planes and altered linear perspective, which distort reality and create movement. The combination of architecture and nature is interesting to me and create a visually exciting dialogue.” Newton earned a Master of Fine Arts degree  from the University of Cincinnati. Selected exhibits include the Red Clay Survey at the Huntsville Museum of Art, The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, The Evansville Museum Bi-Annual and Wright State University.  She  is a two time recipient of the Al Smith Fellowship in Painting from the Kentucky Arts Council and was recently awarded a fellowship to work in Auvillar, France at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts International Fellowship Program. Publications include CD and Album Cover for Papa M (David Pajo), The Christian Science Journal, New American Paintings, and Louisville Magazine.

    7. Introduction to InDesign
      5:45 pm – 7:15 pm

      Thursdays, October 23 & 30. Learn to use the industry’s top production tool. Adobe InDesign can help you gather all your individual pieces to create one beautiful finished product. Signs, banners, cards, fliers, business cards and more are just the beginning of the pieces you can create. Knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator are preferred but not mandatory. Limit: 10 participants. Basic computer skills required.

  10. Oct
    31
    Fri
    1. ART EXHIBIT: “Take My Word for It” at the UK Art Museum
      Oct 31 (all-day)

      This exhibition examines ways in which artists use language to directly engage the viewer. Drawings, prints, and books by Clifford Amyx, Luis Camnitzer, Van Deren Coke, Wendy Ewald, Hand Haacke, Jenny Holtzer, Susan E, King, Barbara Kruger, Les Levine, Kay Rosen, Edwards Ruscha, Tad Savinar, Pat Steir, Catherine Wagner, Kara Walker offer a range of subjects and conditions, from poetics to politics. Exhibit dates: September 6 – December 23, 2014. Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: Laurel Nakadate, “Strangers and Relations”
      Oct 31 (all-day)

      Photographer Laurel Nakadate will visit Lexington as part of the Robert C. May Photography Lecture Series. Her exhibition, Strangers & Relations, features two distinct groups who are documented in similar ways. The “strangers” are part of Nakadate’s Star Portraits series, and feature individuals who she found through a process of asking friends to invite people to meet her, as well as by postings made on Facebook and community message boards. The “relatives” were found when Nakadate, whose paternal lineage is Japanese-American, took a DNA test in order to uncover data about her mother’s family history. Exhibit runs September 6 – December 23. Lecture with Nakadate on October 10 at 4 p.m. in Worhsam Theatre Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.  

    3. ART EXHIBIT: Madmen and Moonbeams – Fanciful Faces by Kurt Vonnegut
      Oct 31 (all-day)

      Novelist Kurt Vonnegut made drawings throughout his life, and like writers and musicians including Norman Mailer, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and John Lennon, found that visual art offered him another space for creativity. This exhibition of his silkscreens, feature portraits that are both comic and surreal, defined by bolds line and carefully placed areas of color. It is organized by Art History graduate student Courtney Anich, and the works were printed in Lexington, Kentucky, by Joe Petro III. Exhibit dates: September 6 – December 23, 2014. Gallery hours: Tues. – Sun., noon – 5 p.m. // Fridays, noon-8.

    4. ART EXHIBIT: Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass
      Oct 31 (all-day)

      The Showplace for Saddlebreds celebrates the breeding program at the late Jean McLean Davis’ Oak Hill Farm in Harrodsburg, KY, which has long been synonymous with World’s Champion Saddlebred performance horses and the 2014 exhibit will focus on the tradition of excellence the farm represents. On display are hundreds of items, including photos, paintings, trophies and furnishings from the estate of the farm’s owner, Jean McLean Davis. The exhibition runs February 14, 2014 to January 31, 2015, and admission to the American Saddlebred Museum’s Showplace for Saddlebreds and Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass exhibition is included with admission to the Kentucky Horse Park. For further information contact 859-259-2746 or museum@asbmusuem.org or visit www.ASBMuseum.org.

    5. The Witch’s Brew – Halloween Party at Blue Stallion Brewing
      12:00 pm – 1:00 am

      We’re throwing down for Halloween this year. Don’t miss out! We’ll stay open late for the occasion. FOOD TRUCKS The Gastro Gnomes Food Truck and Mobile Catering and Rolling Oven will both be here from 3pm until late. KIDS GAMES We’ll have bobbing for apples and pumpkin painting going from 12pm until 6pm. COSTUME CONTEST Prizes for best male costume, best female costume, best group costume and best dog costume. Prizes will be gift cards from Blue Stallion, Gastro Gnomes and Rolling Oven. The best dog costume contest starts at 6pm. The rest of the costumes will compete at 9pm between band sets LIVE MUSIC We’ll have several bands playing through out the night. So far we have Loaded Barrel at 7:30pm and then Tyler Childers at 10:30pm. SOUVENIR PINT GLASSES We’ve got some limited edition pint glasses to give away with a special version of the Blue Stallion logo.

    6. Food Trucks For A Cause (new location)
      11:00 am – 7:00 pm

      Now in a new location,  The Bluegrass Food Truck Association presents Food Trucks For A Cause — a “food truck court” featuring several local food trucks at Beaumont Center’s Liquor Barn parking lot — every Friday through the end of a October.  10% of all proceeds go to a different charity each week. Come eat lunch and come back again for dinner!  

    7. Free Writing Practice
      12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

      Fridays, September 12-December 5 (no class November 28). This is an opportunity to write without rules, editing, or judgment—the best way to start! Freewriting is also the best way to limber up or generate something new and energetic for working on later. We write from a simple prompt, followed by readings and “recalls” where other writers simply recall your words back to you without criticism or praise. Natalie Goldberg’s witty and insightful Writing Down The Bones is suggested reading, but not required. Writers of all stripes are welcome to join us at any time.

    8. ART EXHIBIT: Mary Newton: Contemplative Places at Ann Tower
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Contemplative Places: New Paintings by Mary Newton opening with a Gallery Hop reception from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, September 19, 2014. The show will be up from September 19th to November 15th during our usual hours of 10:00-5:00 Tuesday-Friday and Sunday 10:00-2:00. Newton’s newest paintings depict empty rooms and outdoor spaces that convey an appealing combination of mystery, calm and tension.  Using bold and gestural brushwork and a primarily blue/gray palette, she paints sky, water, expansive walls and beautifully tiled floors.  Newton has succeeded in creating alluring, quiet places where we can relax and take some deep breathes; the paintings are at once stimulating and soothing. Newton explains: “I often use patterns to create order and rhythm along with shifting planes and altered linear perspective, which distort reality and create movement. The combination of architecture and nature is interesting to me and create a visually exciting dialogue.” Newton earned a Master of Fine Arts degree  from the University of Cincinnati. Selected exhibits include the Red Clay Survey at the Huntsville Museum of Art, The New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, The Evansville Museum Bi-Annual and Wright State University.  She  is a two time recipient of the Al Smith Fellowship in Painting from the Kentucky Arts Council and was recently awarded a fellowship to work in Auvillar, France at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts International Fellowship Program. Publications include CD and Album Cover for Papa M (David Pajo), The Christian Science Journal, New American Paintings, and Louisville Magazine.