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  1. Apr
    25
    Sat
    1. Networked Publishing: Digital Writing in the Humanities
      Apr 25 (all-day)

      A one day symposium Keynote: Douglas Armato, Director, University of Minnesota Press Featured speakers: Margy Avery, Senior Acquisitions Editor, MIT Press Shoshana Berger, Editorial Director, IDEO Maria Bonn, Editor, Journal of Electronic Publishing Jeff Ullrich, past CEO, Earwolf Networked Publishing asks speakers to question or trace the future or present of digital publishing, particularly as scholarly work and university interests identify themselves as part of larger networks of meaning, interaction, professionalism, and education. What must digital publishing do to continue the promotion of ideas to both specialized and general audiences as our forms of communication continue to change? What is digital publishing currently doing in response to new scholarly demands? What are writers doing to better utilize platforms, media, strategies, audience interaction, or other features? Academic publishing has dealt with a variety of incidents and narratives over the last several years regarding its ability to succeed in the digital era. We are asking invited speakers to address the challenges, needs, failures, successes, experiences, provocations, and other related topics to the future or present situation of digital publishing as a scholarly and/or academic exercise. Speakers will address audio, print, visual, and other forms of digital publishing. register at http://network.as.uky.edu

    2. ART EXHIBIT: Wild Things featuring the art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Experience three different and distinct approaches to the depiction of mammals, birds and reptiles through the incredible art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips.  Scientific illustrator Jacqueline Dillard creates anatomically precise drawings of animals, birds and insects.  Acclaimed Kentucky artist Douglas Miller produces breathtaking masterworks that explore the inner personality of his beautifully rendered subjects and paper artist Jenni Phillips creates whimsical shadowboxes and illustrations involving creators that swim, climb, and crawl.

    3. ART EXHIBIT: Bending Light by Stephen Rolfe Powell
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      “Bending Light” by Stephen Rolfe Powell explores the manipulation of light through glass. Utilizing pieces from Powell’s Teaser, Whacko, Echo, and Screamer Series, “Bending Light” transports the viewer to a vibrant wonderland of organic forms. Museum Hours: Wednesday- Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Last admission is at 4:00 pm Admission: $10 adult $7 student/senior 5 and under, free

    4. ART EXHIBIT: CURRENTS: Horror Amour
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      The Lexington Art League presents Currents: Horror Amour, a celebration of local art curated by Georgia Henkel, from March 20-May 10 at the Loudoun House. Throughout history, cultures have demonstrated aesthetic preferences on how their personal space is occupied. Imagine the suffocating space of the Book of Kells, the cluttered interiors of the Victorians, even the busyness of Where’s Waldo books. Horror Vacui refers to extreme cases of dense imagery. It is a term coined by the Italian art critic, Mario Praz and literally means Fear of emptiness. Amor Vacui, its antithesis refers to a Love of emptiness. Artists were handed the challenge of constructing their own visual propensity based on these two extremes while trying to stay out of the middle. Currents artists include: Mike Goodlett, Mike McKay, Dronex, Inc., LA Watson, Liz Swanson, Ellen Molle, Ed Franklin, Colin Doherty, Leah Crews Castleman, Lawrence Tarpey, SmithTownsend Collaborative, and Lauren Argo

    5. ART EXHIBIT: “Talismans” Beaded Mixed Media Collaged Artifacts and Jewelry by Kathleen O’Brien
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Talismans is an exhibit of beaded mixed media collaged Artifacts and bead jewelry. Whether displayed on the wall or worn on the body, each exudes a healing power. Mixed media collages for the wall or table will include a 3D Talisman, and  3D beaded assemblages.  The jewelry combines, or collages, a variety of beads from across time – ancient, antique, vintage and contemporary handmade beads. Each artwork is imbued with intentions, healing power. On the Saturdays while the Talismans are on display, there will be informal talks about the chronology of beads and the intrinsic value as the healing, historical, cultural, aesthetic power objects that they are. Opening reception, Friday March 20th 5-8pm

    6. Grow 101: Growth Basics for Your Nonprofit
      12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      An introductory workshop that covers topics such as: types of non-profits, volunteer management, financial basics, how to create a strategic identity, and building your resources. If you are considering creating a non-profit, looking to build an existing organization, or want to know more about what makes non-profits successful – this is the perfect place to start. $25 for 1 day; $30 for both. Lunch is included. Day 1: Noon – Five Assessing the need • Types and Characteristics of Non-Profit Organizations • Obtaining 501c3 • setting up a board • Elements of a Business Plan • Financial Basics Day 2: Noon – Five Establishing Your Identity • Building Strategic Standards • Setting Outcomes and Assessments • Building Your Resources Discussion Panel Tickets can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grow-101-growth-basics-for-your-non-profit-tickets-16437631398

    7. OPENING RECEPTION: Probable Baubles at the Headley-Whitney Museum
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Join us as we celebrate the legacy of George Headley with the Opening Reception for Improbable Baubles! Ten adults from across Kentucky have come together to create this one of a kind exhibit featuring bibelots constructed from recycled materials. 2:00-4:00p.m., Saturday, April 25. Suggested donation $5.

    8. The Giver
      2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Recommended for 8yrs+ / 3rd grade+ No pain. No hate. No aggression. Jonas’s community has found a way to stamp out all the fear, anger, and negativity in the world. But at what cost? No family. No happiness. No love. When Jonas learns the truth, he finds there is more to the world than sameness, more than black and white. And that is when he must do what is most forbidden – make a choice. Sunday, April 19 – 2:00 Saturday, April 25 – 2:00 Saturday, April 25 –7:00 Sunday, April 26 – 2:00

    9. Nathaniel Patch Piano Competition Winners Recital
      4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

      Winners of the 17th Annual Nathaniel Patch Piano Competition will perform on a winners recital after a day of competitions.  Winners are chosen from four divisions, Grades K -12.  The recital, sponsored by the Bluegrass Area Music Teachers Association, will take place in the Presidents Room of the Singletary Center for the Arts.

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

      Discover the history of Lexington, Queen of the Bluegrass.  From horses to heroes, First Ladies to phantoms, this Grand Tour walking history tour takes participants through 200 years of history while strolling down the city’s loveliest streets and past its renowned historic architecture. 75 minutes, approx. 1.3 miles. Family-friendly.

    11. Hair
      7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Join the University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance as we tell the story of a “tribe” of politically active, long-haired hippies living in 1968, New York City, as they fight against conscription into the Vietnam War.

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

      Genteel Lexington has its dark side!  Uncover why Lexington was once 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.  Come see for yourself with this walking tour. 75 minutes, approx. 1.3 miles. Parental discretion advised

  2. Apr
    26
    Sun
    1. ART EXHIBIT: Wild Things featuring the art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Experience three different and distinct approaches to the depiction of mammals, birds and reptiles through the incredible art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips.  Scientific illustrator Jacqueline Dillard creates anatomically precise drawings of animals, birds and insects.  Acclaimed Kentucky artist Douglas Miller produces breathtaking masterworks that explore the inner personality of his beautifully rendered subjects and paper artist Jenni Phillips creates whimsical shadowboxes and illustrations involving creators that swim, climb, and crawl.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: “Seeing Christ in the Darkness: Georges Rouault as Graphic Artist” at Apostles Anglican Church
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Georges Rouault (1871-1958) was one of the few modern artists whose work was clearly religious, according to Bill Dyrness, Professor of Theology and Culture in Los Angeles. But even though Roault was a life-long Roman Catholic, his work was resisted by the church for much of life, due its dark nature. The graphic art in this exhibition, which was created at the height of the artist’s powers, reveals how deeply the artist identified with peoples’ sufferings. This exhibit focuses on Rouault as printmaker, as it was especially in his graphic work that his religious vision took shape. The exhibit includes eighteen pieces from the “Miserere” series, five from “Fleurs du Mal I,” several colored pieces from “The Passion and Fleurs du Mal III,” along with two signed works and several other prints. The exhibit will be on display Feb. 18 – May 15, 2015. Gallery hours:  Tues. – Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday Services 8:30 & 10:55 a.m. or by appointment. An Art Talk in March will be announced soon;  for more information call 859-245-1318.

    3. ART EXHIBIT: Bending Light by Stephen Rolfe Powell
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      “Bending Light” by Stephen Rolfe Powell explores the manipulation of light through glass. Utilizing pieces from Powell’s Teaser, Whacko, Echo, and Screamer Series, “Bending Light” transports the viewer to a vibrant wonderland of organic forms. Museum Hours: Wednesday- Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Last admission is at 4:00 pm Admission: $10 adult $7 student/senior 5 and under, free

    4. ART EXHIBIT: CURRENTS: Horror Amour
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      The Lexington Art League presents Currents: Horror Amour, a celebration of local art curated by Georgia Henkel, from March 20-May 10 at the Loudoun House. Throughout history, cultures have demonstrated aesthetic preferences on how their personal space is occupied. Imagine the suffocating space of the Book of Kells, the cluttered interiors of the Victorians, even the busyness of Where’s Waldo books. Horror Vacui refers to extreme cases of dense imagery. It is a term coined by the Italian art critic, Mario Praz and literally means Fear of emptiness. Amor Vacui, its antithesis refers to a Love of emptiness. Artists were handed the challenge of constructing their own visual propensity based on these two extremes while trying to stay out of the middle. Currents artists include: Mike Goodlett, Mike McKay, Dronex, Inc., LA Watson, Liz Swanson, Ellen Molle, Ed Franklin, Colin Doherty, Leah Crews Castleman, Lawrence Tarpey, SmithTownsend Collaborative, and Lauren Argo

    5. ART EXHIBIT: “Talismans” Beaded Mixed Media Collaged Artifacts and Jewelry by Kathleen O’Brien
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Talismans is an exhibit of beaded mixed media collaged Artifacts and bead jewelry. Whether displayed on the wall or worn on the body, each exudes a healing power. Mixed media collages for the wall or table will include a 3D Talisman, and  3D beaded assemblages.  The jewelry combines, or collages, a variety of beads from across time – ancient, antique, vintage and contemporary handmade beads. Each artwork is imbued with intentions, healing power. On the Saturdays while the Talismans are on display, there will be informal talks about the chronology of beads and the intrinsic value as the healing, historical, cultural, aesthetic power objects that they are. Opening reception, Friday March 20th 5-8pm

    6. The Giver
      2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Recommended for 8yrs+ / 3rd grade+ No pain. No hate. No aggression. Jonas’s community has found a way to stamp out all the fear, anger, and negativity in the world. But at what cost? No family. No happiness. No love. When Jonas learns the truth, he finds there is more to the world than sameness, more than black and white. And that is when he must do what is most forbidden – make a choice. Sunday, April 19 – 2:00 Saturday, April 25 – 2:00 Saturday, April 25 –7:00 Sunday, April 26 – 2:00

    7. The Choir with Michael Roe Circle Slide 25 Year Anniversary Tour
      6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

        The Choir with Michael Roe Circle Slide 25 Year Anniversary Tour will be at: The 278; hosted by Point Community Church, 278 Southland Dr, Lexington KY  40503 GRAMMY®-NOMINATED BAND THE CHOIR TO CELEBRATE 25 YEARS OF ICONIC ALBUM CIRCLE SLIDE WITH ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME TOUR joined by Michael Roe of the 77s on bass and opening set featuring music from the classic 77s album, Pray Naked.   NASHVILLE, TN – March 4, 2015, 2015 – GRAMMY®-nominated indie rockers The Choir have announced plans to give fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their landmark album, Circle Slide. The band will mark the milestone with a unique tour experience featuring the seminal album played live and electric in its entirety. The tour will begin April 17, 2015 and run in these top cities, Lexington, KY, St. Paul, MN, Chicago, IL, Columbus, OH,  Phoenix, AZ, Fresno, CA including a hometown show at The Basement in Nashville on Saturday May 9th.   A Choir show is always an event, but this upcoming tour represents a unique opportunity to experience the band live – including founders Steve Hindalong and Derri Daugherty – as they cover their iconic 1990 release from beginning to end. Adding excitement to the attraction, longtime friend Michael Roe of 77s fame will join the band on bass for their set. Choir member, Dan Michaels (sax and Lyricon) will join the tour on select dates. A listing of tour dates can be viewed here: http://thechoir.net/tour   The night will also showcase a special acoustic set by Roe, featuring songs from an upcoming deluxe anniversary reissue of the classic 77s Pray Naked album, available in April from Lo-Fidelity Records. The Choir will also play selections from their most recent studio project, Shadow Weaver.   Circle Slide released to widespread critical acclaim. Its moody, dreamlike sound comes alive on memorable tracks like “Restore My Soul,” “A Sentimental Song” and “About Love.” A silver anniversary CD reissue of Circle Slide will be revealed at a later date. “Even after two and a half decades,” says Hindalong, “the songs on ‘Circle Slide’ are spiritually and emotionally resonant to me. We have never played this album in its entirety. It’ll be fun for sure!”   To view the Circle Slide 25th Anniversary Tour video, click this link: http://youtu.be/Kl371zGYvJw   The Choir has been impacting audiences for more than three decades, and shows no signs of slowing down, inspired, no doubt, by their tireless fan base. In 2014, the band released not only the crowd-funded studio project Shadow Weaver but also their first live album in 15 years entitled Live and On the Wing in Music City, both released on Galaxy21 Music.   # # #   Web: www.thechoir.net Facebook: www.facebook.com/thechoir Twitter: @TheChoirTweet Web: www.77s.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/the77s Twitter: @lofirecords   About The Choir The Choir is a Nashville-based acclaimed indie rock band that originated in Los Angeles 30 years ago. Since then, the band – still with its original members – has released 15 studio albums. The latest, released on Galaxy21 Music is entitled Shadow Weaver. The Choir were nominated for a Grammy® in 2000 and won the Dove Award in 1996 for Best Alternative Album.   About Michael Roe Regardless of the hat he is wearing, Michael Roe has over the course of his 30 plus years as a national recording artist, delivered well-crafted songs and lyrics to his audience. In recent years Roe has released highly regarded solo albums, concurrently released new material by his beloved rock band the 77s, and recorded and toured with the ‘supergroup’ The Lost Dogs. Michael Roe has carved out an introspective body of work with styles ranging from folk, Americana, rock and blues, all well regarded and much acclaimed. In each of his recordings, Roe desires not only to put forth a finely crafted song, but also to show himself real – writing from the experience of life’s difficulty and struggle as well as life’s joy and promise. Local Contact: Stiv McFadden 859-420-8864 stivmc@1791.com Publicity and Booking Contact: Lisa Michaels 615-714-3490 lisamichaels@comcast.net and Jeffrey Kotthoff 331-684-7230 booking@lo-fidelity.com.  

    8. Hair
      7:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Join the University of Kentucky Department of Theatre and Dance as we tell the story of a “tribe” of politically active, long-haired hippies living in 1968, New York City, as they fight against conscription into the Vietnam War.

  3. Apr
    27
    Mon
    1. ART EXHIBIT: “From French Soil to Kentucky Clay” at the Artists’ Attic
      Apr 27 (all-day)

      Kentucky painter Mary Neely, shares work painted “en plein air” inspired by 19 summers in France and  sculptor Ed Dixon presents works in clay based on his love of plant pathology and the natural world.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: Wild Things featuring the art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Experience three different and distinct approaches to the depiction of mammals, birds and reptiles through the incredible art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips.  Scientific illustrator Jacqueline Dillard creates anatomically precise drawings of animals, birds and insects.  Acclaimed Kentucky artist Douglas Miller produces breathtaking masterworks that explore the inner personality of his beautifully rendered subjects and paper artist Jenni Phillips creates whimsical shadowboxes and illustrations involving creators that swim, climb, and crawl.

    3. ART EXHIBIT: Bending Light by Stephen Rolfe Powell
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      “Bending Light” by Stephen Rolfe Powell explores the manipulation of light through glass. Utilizing pieces from Powell’s Teaser, Whacko, Echo, and Screamer Series, “Bending Light” transports the viewer to a vibrant wonderland of organic forms. Museum Hours: Wednesday- Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Last admission is at 4:00 pm Admission: $10 adult $7 student/senior 5 and under, free

    4. ART EXHIBIT: CURRENTS: Horror Amour
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      The Lexington Art League presents Currents: Horror Amour, a celebration of local art curated by Georgia Henkel, from March 20-May 10 at the Loudoun House. Throughout history, cultures have demonstrated aesthetic preferences on how their personal space is occupied. Imagine the suffocating space of the Book of Kells, the cluttered interiors of the Victorians, even the busyness of Where’s Waldo books. Horror Vacui refers to extreme cases of dense imagery. It is a term coined by the Italian art critic, Mario Praz and literally means Fear of emptiness. Amor Vacui, its antithesis refers to a Love of emptiness. Artists were handed the challenge of constructing their own visual propensity based on these two extremes while trying to stay out of the middle. Currents artists include: Mike Goodlett, Mike McKay, Dronex, Inc., LA Watson, Liz Swanson, Ellen Molle, Ed Franklin, Colin Doherty, Leah Crews Castleman, Lawrence Tarpey, SmithTownsend Collaborative, and Lauren Argo

    5. ART EXHIBIT: “Talismans” Beaded Mixed Media Collaged Artifacts and Jewelry by Kathleen O’Brien
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Talismans is an exhibit of beaded mixed media collaged Artifacts and bead jewelry. Whether displayed on the wall or worn on the body, each exudes a healing power. Mixed media collages for the wall or table will include a 3D Talisman, and  3D beaded assemblages.  The jewelry combines, or collages, a variety of beads from across time – ancient, antique, vintage and contemporary handmade beads. Each artwork is imbued with intentions, healing power. On the Saturdays while the Talismans are on display, there will be informal talks about the chronology of beads and the intrinsic value as the healing, historical, cultural, aesthetic power objects that they are. Opening reception, Friday March 20th 5-8pm

  4. Apr
    28
    Tue
    1. ART EXHIBIT: “From French Soil to Kentucky Clay” at the Artists’ Attic
      Apr 28 (all-day)

      Kentucky painter Mary Neely, shares work painted “en plein air” inspired by 19 summers in France and  sculptor Ed Dixon presents works in clay based on his love of plant pathology and the natural world.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: Wild Things featuring the art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Experience three different and distinct approaches to the depiction of mammals, birds and reptiles through the incredible art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips.  Scientific illustrator Jacqueline Dillard creates anatomically precise drawings of animals, birds and insects.  Acclaimed Kentucky artist Douglas Miller produces breathtaking masterworks that explore the inner personality of his beautifully rendered subjects and paper artist Jenni Phillips creates whimsical shadowboxes and illustrations involving creators that swim, climb, and crawl.

    3. ART EXHIBIT: “Seeing Christ in the Darkness: Georges Rouault as Graphic Artist” at Apostles Anglican Church
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Georges Rouault (1871-1958) was one of the few modern artists whose work was clearly religious, according to Bill Dyrness, Professor of Theology and Culture in Los Angeles. But even though Roault was a life-long Roman Catholic, his work was resisted by the church for much of life, due its dark nature. The graphic art in this exhibition, which was created at the height of the artist’s powers, reveals how deeply the artist identified with peoples’ sufferings. This exhibit focuses on Rouault as printmaker, as it was especially in his graphic work that his religious vision took shape. The exhibit includes eighteen pieces from the “Miserere” series, five from “Fleurs du Mal I,” several colored pieces from “The Passion and Fleurs du Mal III,” along with two signed works and several other prints. The exhibit will be on display Feb. 18 – May 15, 2015. Gallery hours:  Tues. – Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday Services 8:30 & 10:55 a.m. or by appointment. An Art Talk in March will be announced soon;  for more information call 859-245-1318.

    4. “Learn and Play” at Crestwood Christian Church
      9:30 am – 11:30 am

      Classes for children 2-3 years old and a parent or caregiver. Enjoy play and learning activities with your child and learn some useful parenting tools under the guidance of early childhood professionals and parent educators, in both English and Spanish. Tuesday mornings April 14, 21, 28 and May 3, 12 &19 from 9:30-11:30 am at Crestwood Christian Church. This program is provided at no charge under a grant from Blue Grass Community Foundation. Enroll on our website www.enrichingfamilies.org or Call: 859-533-0531 (English) or 859-229-3446 (Spanish).

    5. ART EXHIBIT: Bending Light by Stephen Rolfe Powell
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      “Bending Light” by Stephen Rolfe Powell explores the manipulation of light through glass. Utilizing pieces from Powell’s Teaser, Whacko, Echo, and Screamer Series, “Bending Light” transports the viewer to a vibrant wonderland of organic forms. Museum Hours: Wednesday- Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Last admission is at 4:00 pm Admission: $10 adult $7 student/senior 5 and under, free

    6. ART EXHIBIT: CURRENTS: Horror Amour
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      The Lexington Art League presents Currents: Horror Amour, a celebration of local art curated by Georgia Henkel, from March 20-May 10 at the Loudoun House. Throughout history, cultures have demonstrated aesthetic preferences on how their personal space is occupied. Imagine the suffocating space of the Book of Kells, the cluttered interiors of the Victorians, even the busyness of Where’s Waldo books. Horror Vacui refers to extreme cases of dense imagery. It is a term coined by the Italian art critic, Mario Praz and literally means Fear of emptiness. Amor Vacui, its antithesis refers to a Love of emptiness. Artists were handed the challenge of constructing their own visual propensity based on these two extremes while trying to stay out of the middle. Currents artists include: Mike Goodlett, Mike McKay, Dronex, Inc., LA Watson, Liz Swanson, Ellen Molle, Ed Franklin, Colin Doherty, Leah Crews Castleman, Lawrence Tarpey, SmithTownsend Collaborative, and Lauren Argo

    7. ART EXHIBIT: “Talismans” Beaded Mixed Media Collaged Artifacts and Jewelry by Kathleen O’Brien
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Talismans is an exhibit of beaded mixed media collaged Artifacts and bead jewelry. Whether displayed on the wall or worn on the body, each exudes a healing power. Mixed media collages for the wall or table will include a 3D Talisman, and  3D beaded assemblages.  The jewelry combines, or collages, a variety of beads from across time – ancient, antique, vintage and contemporary handmade beads. Each artwork is imbued with intentions, healing power. On the Saturdays while the Talismans are on display, there will be informal talks about the chronology of beads and the intrinsic value as the healing, historical, cultural, aesthetic power objects that they are. Opening reception, Friday March 20th 5-8pm

    8. Plein Air Drawing and Watercolor Painting
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      We will visit sites of historic buildings around the LASC neighborhood to complete two works of art. Being out before our subject, we can experience the freshness and mood of the site as our inspiration to stretch our skills.  We will render our responses to the unique atmosphere of each sitting, exploring the nuances of building colors, time-of-day, and other environmental factors.  This four-week course takes place on Tuesdays (April 14, 21, 28, May 5), from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  This course is suited for teens and adults.  The cost is $80 for non-members and $70 for members.

  5. Apr
    29
    Wed
    1. ART EXHIBIT: “From French Soil to Kentucky Clay” at the Artists’ Attic
      Apr 29 (all-day)

      Kentucky painter Mary Neely, shares work painted “en plein air” inspired by 19 summers in France and  sculptor Ed Dixon presents works in clay based on his love of plant pathology and the natural world.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: Wild Things featuring the art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Experience three different and distinct approaches to the depiction of mammals, birds and reptiles through the incredible art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips.  Scientific illustrator Jacqueline Dillard creates anatomically precise drawings of animals, birds and insects.  Acclaimed Kentucky artist Douglas Miller produces breathtaking masterworks that explore the inner personality of his beautifully rendered subjects and paper artist Jenni Phillips creates whimsical shadowboxes and illustrations involving creators that swim, climb, and crawl.

    3. ART EXHIBIT: “Seeing Christ in the Darkness: Georges Rouault as Graphic Artist” at Apostles Anglican Church
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Georges Rouault (1871-1958) was one of the few modern artists whose work was clearly religious, according to Bill Dyrness, Professor of Theology and Culture in Los Angeles. But even though Roault was a life-long Roman Catholic, his work was resisted by the church for much of life, due its dark nature. The graphic art in this exhibition, which was created at the height of the artist’s powers, reveals how deeply the artist identified with peoples’ sufferings. This exhibit focuses on Rouault as printmaker, as it was especially in his graphic work that his religious vision took shape. The exhibit includes eighteen pieces from the “Miserere” series, five from “Fleurs du Mal I,” several colored pieces from “The Passion and Fleurs du Mal III,” along with two signed works and several other prints. The exhibit will be on display Feb. 18 – May 15, 2015. Gallery hours:  Tues. – Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday Services 8:30 & 10:55 a.m. or by appointment. An Art Talk in March will be announced soon;  for more information call 859-245-1318.

    4. ART EXHIBIT: Bending Light by Stephen Rolfe Powell
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      “Bending Light” by Stephen Rolfe Powell explores the manipulation of light through glass. Utilizing pieces from Powell’s Teaser, Whacko, Echo, and Screamer Series, “Bending Light” transports the viewer to a vibrant wonderland of organic forms. Museum Hours: Wednesday- Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Last admission is at 4:00 pm Admission: $10 adult $7 student/senior 5 and under, free

    5. ART EXHIBIT: CURRENTS: Horror Amour
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      The Lexington Art League presents Currents: Horror Amour, a celebration of local art curated by Georgia Henkel, from March 20-May 10 at the Loudoun House. Throughout history, cultures have demonstrated aesthetic preferences on how their personal space is occupied. Imagine the suffocating space of the Book of Kells, the cluttered interiors of the Victorians, even the busyness of Where’s Waldo books. Horror Vacui refers to extreme cases of dense imagery. It is a term coined by the Italian art critic, Mario Praz and literally means Fear of emptiness. Amor Vacui, its antithesis refers to a Love of emptiness. Artists were handed the challenge of constructing their own visual propensity based on these two extremes while trying to stay out of the middle. Currents artists include: Mike Goodlett, Mike McKay, Dronex, Inc., LA Watson, Liz Swanson, Ellen Molle, Ed Franklin, Colin Doherty, Leah Crews Castleman, Lawrence Tarpey, SmithTownsend Collaborative, and Lauren Argo

    6. ART EXHIBIT: “Talismans” Beaded Mixed Media Collaged Artifacts and Jewelry by Kathleen O’Brien
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Talismans is an exhibit of beaded mixed media collaged Artifacts and bead jewelry. Whether displayed on the wall or worn on the body, each exudes a healing power. Mixed media collages for the wall or table will include a 3D Talisman, and  3D beaded assemblages.  The jewelry combines, or collages, a variety of beads from across time – ancient, antique, vintage and contemporary handmade beads. Each artwork is imbued with intentions, healing power. On the Saturdays while the Talismans are on display, there will be informal talks about the chronology of beads and the intrinsic value as the healing, historical, cultural, aesthetic power objects that they are. Opening reception, Friday March 20th 5-8pm

    7. Kenefick Ranch Wine Dinner at Coba Cocina
      6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Coba’s wine dinner series continues on Wednesday, April 29 with selections from Kenefick Ranch Estate. A four-course “Spring-Inspired” menu prepared by Chef Jonathan Lundy will accompany the wine selections. The menu will feature ingredients sourced from local producers. Kenefick Ranch is situated in Calistoga, California in the world famous Napa Valley. The 125 acre vineyard produces fruit for some of the top wineries in Napa but keeps its best fruit for their “Estate Bottled” offerings. Below are the selected wines in order of service. 2012 Estate Sauvignon Blanc – 90 points from Robert Parker. Expresses ripe grapefruit, melon and pineapple character. 2010 Estate Merlot – A classic merlot. Garnering 92 points from Wine Enthusiast. Vanilla bean and ripe cherry notes with cassis, leather with warm, toasty oak influence. 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon – A vintage for the ages from 2007 Napa Valley fruit. 90 points from Wine Spectator. Lush and bold fruit character with eucalyptus on the nose. Soft integrated tannins on the palate lend themselves to blackberry and mocha on the palate. 2011 Picket Road Red Blend – Only 175 cases produced. 90 points from Wine Spectator. The blend consists of 50% Petite Verdot and 50% Merlot. Aged 18 months in 60% new French Oak this incredibly fun blend presents with tons of fresh berry fruit, tamarind and spice. Velvety soft tannins mingle with cassis and plum on the palate. Reserve your spot for this incredible experience by contacting TJ Cox at tjcox@greercompanies.comor call Coba at 859-523-8484 for reservations. Cost is $75/seat all-inclusive. Only a few seats remain so book yours today!

  6. Apr
    30
    Thu
    1. ART EXHIBIT: “From French Soil to Kentucky Clay” at the Artists’ Attic
      Apr 30 (all-day)

      Kentucky painter Mary Neely, shares work painted “en plein air” inspired by 19 summers in France and  sculptor Ed Dixon presents works in clay based on his love of plant pathology and the natural world.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: Wild Things featuring the art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Experience three different and distinct approaches to the depiction of mammals, birds and reptiles through the incredible art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips.  Scientific illustrator Jacqueline Dillard creates anatomically precise drawings of animals, birds and insects.  Acclaimed Kentucky artist Douglas Miller produces breathtaking masterworks that explore the inner personality of his beautifully rendered subjects and paper artist Jenni Phillips creates whimsical shadowboxes and illustrations involving creators that swim, climb, and crawl.

    3. ART EXHIBIT: “Seeing Christ in the Darkness: Georges Rouault as Graphic Artist” at Apostles Anglican Church
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Georges Rouault (1871-1958) was one of the few modern artists whose work was clearly religious, according to Bill Dyrness, Professor of Theology and Culture in Los Angeles. But even though Roault was a life-long Roman Catholic, his work was resisted by the church for much of life, due its dark nature. The graphic art in this exhibition, which was created at the height of the artist’s powers, reveals how deeply the artist identified with peoples’ sufferings. This exhibit focuses on Rouault as printmaker, as it was especially in his graphic work that his religious vision took shape. The exhibit includes eighteen pieces from the “Miserere” series, five from “Fleurs du Mal I,” several colored pieces from “The Passion and Fleurs du Mal III,” along with two signed works and several other prints. The exhibit will be on display Feb. 18 – May 15, 2015. Gallery hours:  Tues. – Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday Services 8:30 & 10:55 a.m. or by appointment. An Art Talk in March will be announced soon;  for more information call 859-245-1318.

    4. ART EXHIBIT: Bending Light by Stephen Rolfe Powell
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      “Bending Light” by Stephen Rolfe Powell explores the manipulation of light through glass. Utilizing pieces from Powell’s Teaser, Whacko, Echo, and Screamer Series, “Bending Light” transports the viewer to a vibrant wonderland of organic forms. Museum Hours: Wednesday- Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Last admission is at 4:00 pm Admission: $10 adult $7 student/senior 5 and under, free

    5. ART EXHIBIT: CURRENTS: Horror Amour
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      The Lexington Art League presents Currents: Horror Amour, a celebration of local art curated by Georgia Henkel, from March 20-May 10 at the Loudoun House. Throughout history, cultures have demonstrated aesthetic preferences on how their personal space is occupied. Imagine the suffocating space of the Book of Kells, the cluttered interiors of the Victorians, even the busyness of Where’s Waldo books. Horror Vacui refers to extreme cases of dense imagery. It is a term coined by the Italian art critic, Mario Praz and literally means Fear of emptiness. Amor Vacui, its antithesis refers to a Love of emptiness. Artists were handed the challenge of constructing their own visual propensity based on these two extremes while trying to stay out of the middle. Currents artists include: Mike Goodlett, Mike McKay, Dronex, Inc., LA Watson, Liz Swanson, Ellen Molle, Ed Franklin, Colin Doherty, Leah Crews Castleman, Lawrence Tarpey, SmithTownsend Collaborative, and Lauren Argo

    6. ART EXHIBIT: “Talismans” Beaded Mixed Media Collaged Artifacts and Jewelry by Kathleen O’Brien
      11:00 am – 4:00 pm

      Talismans is an exhibit of beaded mixed media collaged Artifacts and bead jewelry. Whether displayed on the wall or worn on the body, each exudes a healing power. Mixed media collages for the wall or table will include a 3D Talisman, and  3D beaded assemblages.  The jewelry combines, or collages, a variety of beads from across time – ancient, antique, vintage and contemporary handmade beads. Each artwork is imbued with intentions, healing power. On the Saturdays while the Talismans are on display, there will be informal talks about the chronology of beads and the intrinsic value as the healing, historical, cultural, aesthetic power objects that they are. Opening reception, Friday March 20th 5-8pm

    7. Arts & Letters
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      A combination of art and writing!  Overcome our inhibitions about writing and enjoy the pleasure of working from unexpected prompts in a free-flow process that can serve as a great starting point for prose or poetry!  We will also explore monotype printmaking using water-based mediums and create artwork to decorate our notebooks.  Everyone will take home extra printmaking pieces and a covered notebook containing personal writing.  This four-week course takes place on Thursdays (April 9, 16, 23, 30), from 6:00pm to 8:00 pm. This course is suited for teens and adults.  The cost is $80 for non-members and $70 for members.

    8. Developing Dynamic Wildlife Art
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      This course will help you create interesting wildlife art with a sense of character and life.  Learn to create an original image based on careful study of a specific animal of your choice in an engaging environment.  We will study the structure, anatomy, forms, and motions of the animal, then create an interesting pose as we plan out a composition and enrich it with drama.  Projects will include thumbnail sketches, drawings, and mixed media paintings.  This four-week course takes place on Thursdays (April 9, 16, 23, 30), from 6:00pm to 8:00 pm. This course is suited for teens and adults.  The cost is $80 for non-members and $70 for members.

  7. May
    1
    Fri
    1. ART EXHIBIT: Wild Things featuring the art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Experience three different and distinct approaches to the depiction of mammals, birds and reptiles through the incredible art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips.  Scientific illustrator Jacqueline Dillard creates anatomically precise drawings of animals, birds and insects.  Acclaimed Kentucky artist Douglas Miller produces breathtaking masterworks that explore the inner personality of his beautifully rendered subjects and paper artist Jenni Phillips creates whimsical shadowboxes and illustrations involving creators that swim, climb, and crawl.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: “Seeing Christ in the Darkness: Georges Rouault as Graphic Artist” at Apostles Anglican Church
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Georges Rouault (1871-1958) was one of the few modern artists whose work was clearly religious, according to Bill Dyrness, Professor of Theology and Culture in Los Angeles. But even though Roault was a life-long Roman Catholic, his work was resisted by the church for much of life, due its dark nature. The graphic art in this exhibition, which was created at the height of the artist’s powers, reveals how deeply the artist identified with peoples’ sufferings. This exhibit focuses on Rouault as printmaker, as it was especially in his graphic work that his religious vision took shape. The exhibit includes eighteen pieces from the “Miserere” series, five from “Fleurs du Mal I,” several colored pieces from “The Passion and Fleurs du Mal III,” along with two signed works and several other prints. The exhibit will be on display Feb. 18 – May 15, 2015. Gallery hours:  Tues. – Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday Services 8:30 & 10:55 a.m. or by appointment. An Art Talk in March will be announced soon;  for more information call 859-245-1318.

    3. ART EXHIBIT: Bending Light by Stephen Rolfe Powell
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      “Bending Light” by Stephen Rolfe Powell explores the manipulation of light through glass. Utilizing pieces from Powell’s Teaser, Whacko, Echo, and Screamer Series, “Bending Light” transports the viewer to a vibrant wonderland of organic forms. Museum Hours: Wednesday- Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Last admission is at 4:00 pm Admission: $10 adult $7 student/senior 5 and under, free

    4. ART EXHIBIT: CURRENTS: Horror Amour
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      The Lexington Art League presents Currents: Horror Amour, a celebration of local art curated by Georgia Henkel, from March 20-May 10 at the Loudoun House. Throughout history, cultures have demonstrated aesthetic preferences on how their personal space is occupied. Imagine the suffocating space of the Book of Kells, the cluttered interiors of the Victorians, even the busyness of Where’s Waldo books. Horror Vacui refers to extreme cases of dense imagery. It is a term coined by the Italian art critic, Mario Praz and literally means Fear of emptiness. Amor Vacui, its antithesis refers to a Love of emptiness. Artists were handed the challenge of constructing their own visual propensity based on these two extremes while trying to stay out of the middle. Currents artists include: Mike Goodlett, Mike McKay, Dronex, Inc., LA Watson, Liz Swanson, Ellen Molle, Ed Franklin, Colin Doherty, Leah Crews Castleman, Lawrence Tarpey, SmithTownsend Collaborative, and Lauren Argo

    5. Family Fun Time with New Drop-In Sessions
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Each Friday we’ll offer a new fun-filled hour of art and science activities for you and your little one. We’ll paint, draw, play with clay, make mud-pies, slime, and more! Please come dressed for a mess and arrive early to pay for sessions. No need to pre-register for these classes, just come early enough to pay for the session! You may pre-purchase a 5 class or 10 class card and use it for any of the Family Fun Time classes. These sessions take place every Friday from January 9 through May 22. For 2-4 yrs plus adult.

    6. Cincas Dias de Mayo at Coba Cocina
      6:00 pm – 10:30 pm

      At Coba, we celebrate the first 5 days of May with our Cincas Dias de Mayo events!  Kick off the celebration with live music on May 1st.  Superfecta will be playing from 8:00pm until 11:30pm in Cobar.  Next, we will be hosting “Al Pastor on the Patio” on Sunday, May 3rd beginning at 6:00pm.  Cost per person will be $30 all inclusive for this event.  We will round out the celebration on May 5th with food and drink specials all day to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.  Join us for 5 days of celebrating at Coba May 1st through 5th!

    7. Bluegrass Youth Ballet presents Rapunzel
      7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      An original ballet created by Bluegrass Youth Ballet Director, Adalhi Aranda Corn. “Rapunzel” premiered in 2011, and is noted as Bluegrass Youth Ballet’s most popular ballet! This Brothers Grimm classic comes to life on stage! Be enchanted by the the magic, the drama, and the fabulous dancing! Follow Rapunzel as she longs to be part of the outside world, and she battles the Witch to escape the only life she knows inside of her tower.

  8. May
    2
    Sat
    1. ART EXHIBIT: Wild Things featuring the art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips
      8:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Experience three different and distinct approaches to the depiction of mammals, birds and reptiles through the incredible art of Jacqueline Dillard, Douglas Miller, and Jenni Phillips.  Scientific illustrator Jacqueline Dillard creates anatomically precise drawings of animals, birds and insects.  Acclaimed Kentucky artist Douglas Miller produces breathtaking masterworks that explore the inner personality of his beautifully rendered subjects and paper artist Jenni Phillips creates whimsical shadowboxes and illustrations involving creators that swim, climb, and crawl.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: Bending Light by Stephen Rolfe Powell
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      “Bending Light” by Stephen Rolfe Powell explores the manipulation of light through glass. Utilizing pieces from Powell’s Teaser, Whacko, Echo, and Screamer Series, “Bending Light” transports the viewer to a vibrant wonderland of organic forms. Museum Hours: Wednesday- Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Last admission is at 4:00 pm Admission: $10 adult $7 student/senior 5 and under, free

    3. ART EXHIBIT: CURRENTS: Horror Amour
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      The Lexington Art League presents Currents: Horror Amour, a celebration of local art curated by Georgia Henkel, from March 20-May 10 at the Loudoun House. Throughout history, cultures have demonstrated aesthetic preferences on how their personal space is occupied. Imagine the suffocating space of the Book of Kells, the cluttered interiors of the Victorians, even the busyness of Where’s Waldo books. Horror Vacui refers to extreme cases of dense imagery. It is a term coined by the Italian art critic, Mario Praz and literally means Fear of emptiness. Amor Vacui, its antithesis refers to a Love of emptiness. Artists were handed the challenge of constructing their own visual propensity based on these two extremes while trying to stay out of the middle. Currents artists include: Mike Goodlett, Mike McKay, Dronex, Inc., LA Watson, Liz Swanson, Ellen Molle, Ed Franklin, Colin Doherty, Leah Crews Castleman, Lawrence Tarpey, SmithTownsend Collaborative, and Lauren Argo

    4. Carnegie Center Early Learner Book Club
      10:00 am – 11:00 am

      Saturdays, January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11 and May 2. Join us for story time, activities, and snack designed to encourage early excitement for reading through hands-on activities for parent and child. This laid-back atmosphere is a fun learning environment for preschoolers and kindergarteners. Featured books include: Caps, Hats, Socks and Mittens (January); My Heart is Like a Zoo (February); Barnyard Dance (March); Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (April); and Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes (May). The first 18 pre-registered families in attendance will each bring home a free copy of the book each month. Funded by PNC Foundation. For 4-5 year-olds and parents/guardians. Instructed by Katherine Greene-Owens.

    5. Exploring Printmaking Processes
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Explore printmaking processes, including monotypes, relief and collagraph with a variety of subject matter.  This three-week course takes place on Saturdays (May 2, 9, 16), from 10:00am to 12:00pm.  This course is for ages 3rd-5th grade.  The cost is $55 for non-members and $45 for members.

    6. 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

    7. Rembrandt Smiles
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      A portrait painting class for beginning painters.  Bring a good quality photograph of someone your child would like to honor with a portrait.  We will use painting techniques from master painter Rembrandt and learn how to paint life-like portraits of people.  Photos of people wearing impressive costumes or outfits are encouraged!  This three-week course takes place on Saturdays (May 2, 9, 16), from 10:00am to 12:00pm.  This course is for ages K-2nd grade.  The cost is $55 for non-members and $45 for members.

    8. Toddler Reading Group
      11:15 am – 12:00 pm

      Saturdays, January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11 and May 2. Join us for story time, activities, and snack designed to encourage early excitement for reading through hands-on activities for parent and child. This laid-back atmosphere is friendly to busy toddlers and is a great first-introduction to a story-time setting. Featured books include: Caps, Hats, Socks and Mittens (January); My Heart is Like a Zoo (February); Barnyard Dance (March); Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (April); and Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes (May). The first 15 pre-registered families in attendance will each bring home a free copy of the book each month. Funded by PNC Foundation. For 2-3 year olds and parents/guardians. Instructed by Katherine Greene-Owens.

    9. Introduction to Acrylics
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Acrylic is a wonderful medium for beginning through advanced artists, but it’s not always easy to get started.  What colors should you use?  How thick should you make your paint before working?  Brushes?  We will go over all of the basics so that you can approach your work with confidence and begin learning more advanced techniques.  This four-week course takes place on Saturdays (April 11, 18, May 2, 9), from 12:00pm to 2:00pm.  This course is suited for teens and adults.  The cost is $80 for non-members and $70 for members.

    10. Bluegrass Youth Ballet presents Rapunzel
      2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      An original ballet created by Bluegrass Youth Ballet Director, Adalhi Aranda Corn. “Rapunzel” premiered in 2011, and is noted as Bluegrass Youth Ballet’s most popular ballet! This Brothers Grimm classic comes to life on stage! Be enchanted by the the magic, the drama, and the fabulous dancing! Follow Rapunzel as she longs to be part of the outside world, and she battles the Witch to escape the only life she knows inside of her tower.

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

      Discover the history of Lexington, Queen of the Bluegrass.  From horses to heroes, First Ladies to phantoms, this Grand Tour walking history tour takes participants through 200 years of history while strolling down the city’s loveliest streets and past its renowned historic architecture. 75 minutes, approx. 1.3 miles. Family-friendly.

    12. Cincas Dias de Mayo at Coba Cocina
      6:00 pm – 10:30 pm

      At Coba, we celebrate the first 5 days of May with our Cincas Dias de Mayo events!  Kick off the celebration with live music on May 1st.  Superfecta will be playing from 8:00pm until 11:30pm in Cobar.  Next, we will be hosting “Al Pastor on the Patio” on Sunday, May 3rd beginning at 6:00pm.  Cost per person will be $30 all inclusive for this event.  We will round out the celebration on May 5th with food and drink specials all day to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.  Join us for 5 days of celebrating at Coba May 1st through 5th!

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

      Genteel Lexington has its dark side!  Uncover why Lexington was once 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.  Come see for yourself with this walking tour. 75 minutes, approx. 1.3 miles. Parental discretion advised

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

      Contra Dance with caller Richard King and band Another Clay Pigeon 8:00-11:00 PM (Beginner lesson 7:30-8:00 PM)

  9. May
    3
    Sun
    1. ART EXHIBIT: “Seeing Christ in the Darkness: Georges Rouault as Graphic Artist” at Apostles Anglican Church
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Georges Rouault (1871-1958) was one of the few modern artists whose work was clearly religious, according to Bill Dyrness, Professor of Theology and Culture in Los Angeles. But even though Roault was a life-long Roman Catholic, his work was resisted by the church for much of life, due its dark nature. The graphic art in this exhibition, which was created at the height of the artist’s powers, reveals how deeply the artist identified with peoples’ sufferings. This exhibit focuses on Rouault as printmaker, as it was especially in his graphic work that his religious vision took shape. The exhibit includes eighteen pieces from the “Miserere” series, five from “Fleurs du Mal I,” several colored pieces from “The Passion and Fleurs du Mal III,” along with two signed works and several other prints. The exhibit will be on display Feb. 18 – May 15, 2015. Gallery hours:  Tues. – Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday Services 8:30 & 10:55 a.m. or by appointment. An Art Talk in March will be announced soon;  for more information call 859-245-1318.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: Bending Light by Stephen Rolfe Powell
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      “Bending Light” by Stephen Rolfe Powell explores the manipulation of light through glass. Utilizing pieces from Powell’s Teaser, Whacko, Echo, and Screamer Series, “Bending Light” transports the viewer to a vibrant wonderland of organic forms. Museum Hours: Wednesday- Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Last admission is at 4:00 pm Admission: $10 adult $7 student/senior 5 and under, free

    3. ART EXHIBIT: CURRENTS: Horror Amour
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      The Lexington Art League presents Currents: Horror Amour, a celebration of local art curated by Georgia Henkel, from March 20-May 10 at the Loudoun House. Throughout history, cultures have demonstrated aesthetic preferences on how their personal space is occupied. Imagine the suffocating space of the Book of Kells, the cluttered interiors of the Victorians, even the busyness of Where’s Waldo books. Horror Vacui refers to extreme cases of dense imagery. It is a term coined by the Italian art critic, Mario Praz and literally means Fear of emptiness. Amor Vacui, its antithesis refers to a Love of emptiness. Artists were handed the challenge of constructing their own visual propensity based on these two extremes while trying to stay out of the middle. Currents artists include: Mike Goodlett, Mike McKay, Dronex, Inc., LA Watson, Liz Swanson, Ellen Molle, Ed Franklin, Colin Doherty, Leah Crews Castleman, Lawrence Tarpey, SmithTownsend Collaborative, and Lauren Argo

    4. Brunch & Bibelots
      11:00 am – 2:00 pm

      A Lexington post-Derby tradition, Brunch & Bibelots is the Headley-Whitney Museum’s largest annual fundraiser. The brunch occurs on the Sunday following Derby Saturday. The 2015 Brunch will be May 3. Individual tickets and table sponsorships are available. Tickets and tables may be purchased online (www.headley-whitney.org). To request a mailed invitation, please call 859-255-6653.

    5. The Central Kentucky Concert Band Presents “Southwest Saga”
      3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      The Central Kentucky Concert Band embarks on a “Southwest Saga” featuring works by Aaron Copland, John Williams, H. Owen Reed, Genaro Codina and other giants of musical literature. Travel with the band through the Bluegrass of Kentucky, the painted mesas of the west, ending with a fiesta of images and sounds from Mexico.

    6. Cincas Dias de Mayo at Coba Cocina
      6:00 pm – 10:30 pm

      At Coba, we celebrate the first 5 days of May with our Cincas Dias de Mayo events!  Kick off the celebration with live music on May 1st.  Superfecta will be playing from 8:00pm until 11:30pm in Cobar.  Next, we will be hosting “Al Pastor on the Patio” on Sunday, May 3rd beginning at 6:00pm.  Cost per person will be $30 all inclusive for this event.  We will round out the celebration on May 5th with food and drink specials all day to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.  Join us for 5 days of celebrating at Coba May 1st through 5th!

  10. May
    4
    Mon
    1. Summer SmART Camp @ MADE KY & the Kids Korner
      9:00 am – 4:00 pm

      A smart art camp for kids with personalized, hands-on instruction by a professional artist. SPACE IS LIMITED to only 6 students per class. CLASSES BEGIN MONDAY, JUNE 15, 2015. CLASS DETAILS: 1 Day a Week • 4 Week Sessions Morning and Afternoon Sessions (3 Hours Each) • Projects include Clay, Painting, Recycled Materials & More! • • • Session 1: Mud & Miscellany MON, June 15 – MON, July 6 Session 2: Oh, the Things… MON, July 13 – MON, August 3 • • • Mondays • 9 am – Noon 5 – 8 Year Olds (ONLY 6 spots per session) Mondays • 1 pm – 4 pm 9 – 12 Year Olds (ONLY 6 spots per session)

    2. ART EXHIBIT: Bending Light by Stephen Rolfe Powell
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      “Bending Light” by Stephen Rolfe Powell explores the manipulation of light through glass. Utilizing pieces from Powell’s Teaser, Whacko, Echo, and Screamer Series, “Bending Light” transports the viewer to a vibrant wonderland of organic forms. Museum Hours: Wednesday- Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Last admission is at 4:00 pm Admission: $10 adult $7 student/senior 5 and under, free

    3. ART EXHIBIT: CURRENTS: Horror Amour
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      The Lexington Art League presents Currents: Horror Amour, a celebration of local art curated by Georgia Henkel, from March 20-May 10 at the Loudoun House. Throughout history, cultures have demonstrated aesthetic preferences on how their personal space is occupied. Imagine the suffocating space of the Book of Kells, the cluttered interiors of the Victorians, even the busyness of Where’s Waldo books. Horror Vacui refers to extreme cases of dense imagery. It is a term coined by the Italian art critic, Mario Praz and literally means Fear of emptiness. Amor Vacui, its antithesis refers to a Love of emptiness. Artists were handed the challenge of constructing their own visual propensity based on these two extremes while trying to stay out of the middle. Currents artists include: Mike Goodlett, Mike McKay, Dronex, Inc., LA Watson, Liz Swanson, Ellen Molle, Ed Franklin, Colin Doherty, Leah Crews Castleman, Lawrence Tarpey, SmithTownsend Collaborative, and Lauren Argo

    4. Independent Film Networking Group
      5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      This group will meet at the Carnegie Center each month for those interested in networking for independent film projects. Those with technical proficiency are welcome to attend, such as lighting and sound people, editors, screenwriters, film directors, and producers. There will be some time available each meeting for discussion of members’ screenwriting. Instructed by Christopher Kelder.

    5. Cincas Dias de Mayo at Coba Cocina
      6:00 pm – 10:30 pm

      At Coba, we celebrate the first 5 days of May with our Cincas Dias de Mayo events!  Kick off the celebration with live music on May 1st.  Superfecta will be playing from 8:00pm until 11:30pm in Cobar.  Next, we will be hosting “Al Pastor on the Patio” on Sunday, May 3rd beginning at 6:00pm.  Cost per person will be $30 all inclusive for this event.  We will round out the celebration on May 5th with food and drink specials all day to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.  Join us for 5 days of celebrating at Coba May 1st through 5th!

  11. May
    5
    Tue
    1. ART EXHIBIT: “Seeing Christ in the Darkness: Georges Rouault as Graphic Artist” at Apostles Anglican Church
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Georges Rouault (1871-1958) was one of the few modern artists whose work was clearly religious, according to Bill Dyrness, Professor of Theology and Culture in Los Angeles. But even though Roault was a life-long Roman Catholic, his work was resisted by the church for much of life, due its dark nature. The graphic art in this exhibition, which was created at the height of the artist’s powers, reveals how deeply the artist identified with peoples’ sufferings. This exhibit focuses on Rouault as printmaker, as it was especially in his graphic work that his religious vision took shape. The exhibit includes eighteen pieces from the “Miserere” series, five from “Fleurs du Mal I,” several colored pieces from “The Passion and Fleurs du Mal III,” along with two signed works and several other prints. The exhibit will be on display Feb. 18 – May 15, 2015. Gallery hours:  Tues. – Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday Services 8:30 & 10:55 a.m. or by appointment. An Art Talk in March will be announced soon;  for more information call 859-245-1318.

    2. “Learn and Play” at Crestwood Christian Church
      9:30 am – 11:30 am

      Classes for children 2-3 years old and a parent or caregiver. Enjoy play and learning activities with your child and learn some useful parenting tools under the guidance of early childhood professionals and parent educators, in both English and Spanish. Tuesday mornings April 14, 21, 28 and May 3, 12 &19 from 9:30-11:30 am at Crestwood Christian Church. This program is provided at no charge under a grant from Blue Grass Community Foundation. Enroll on our website www.enrichingfamilies.org or Call: 859-533-0531 (English) or 859-229-3446 (Spanish).

    3. ART EXHIBIT: Bending Light by Stephen Rolfe Powell
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      “Bending Light” by Stephen Rolfe Powell explores the manipulation of light through glass. Utilizing pieces from Powell’s Teaser, Whacko, Echo, and Screamer Series, “Bending Light” transports the viewer to a vibrant wonderland of organic forms. Museum Hours: Wednesday- Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Last admission is at 4:00 pm Admission: $10 adult $7 student/senior 5 and under, free

    4. ART EXHIBIT: CURRENTS: Horror Amour
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      The Lexington Art League presents Currents: Horror Amour, a celebration of local art curated by Georgia Henkel, from March 20-May 10 at the Loudoun House. Throughout history, cultures have demonstrated aesthetic preferences on how their personal space is occupied. Imagine the suffocating space of the Book of Kells, the cluttered interiors of the Victorians, even the busyness of Where’s Waldo books. Horror Vacui refers to extreme cases of dense imagery. It is a term coined by the Italian art critic, Mario Praz and literally means Fear of emptiness. Amor Vacui, its antithesis refers to a Love of emptiness. Artists were handed the challenge of constructing their own visual propensity based on these two extremes while trying to stay out of the middle. Currents artists include: Mike Goodlett, Mike McKay, Dronex, Inc., LA Watson, Liz Swanson, Ellen Molle, Ed Franklin, Colin Doherty, Leah Crews Castleman, Lawrence Tarpey, SmithTownsend Collaborative, and Lauren Argo

    5. Cincas Dias de Mayo at Coba Cocina
      6:00 pm – 10:30 pm

      At Coba, we celebrate the first 5 days of May with our Cincas Dias de Mayo events!  Kick off the celebration with live music on May 1st.  Superfecta will be playing from 8:00pm until 11:30pm in Cobar.  Next, we will be hosting “Al Pastor on the Patio” on Sunday, May 3rd beginning at 6:00pm.  Cost per person will be $30 all inclusive for this event.  We will round out the celebration on May 5th with food and drink specials all day to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.  Join us for 5 days of celebrating at Coba May 1st through 5th!

    6. Plein Air Drawing and Watercolor Painting
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      We will visit sites of historic buildings around the LASC neighborhood to complete two works of art. Being out before our subject, we can experience the freshness and mood of the site as our inspiration to stretch our skills.  We will render our responses to the unique atmosphere of each sitting, exploring the nuances of building colors, time-of-day, and other environmental factors.  This four-week course takes place on Tuesdays (April 14, 21, 28, May 5), from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  This course is suited for teens and adults.  The cost is $80 for non-members and $70 for members.

    7. How To Talk So Kids Will Listen, and Listen So Kids Will Talk
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      “How To Talk So Kids Will Listen, and Listen So Kids Will Talk.” The title says it all!  Course offered in English and Spanish. Registration deadline April 10. Visit enrichingfamilies.org or call 859-227-5242 (English) or 859-229-3446 (Español). Cost: $100 per person and bring a friend for FREE. Books available for $10.

  12. May
    6
    Wed
    1. ART EXHIBIT: “Seeing Christ in the Darkness: Georges Rouault as Graphic Artist” at Apostles Anglican Church
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Georges Rouault (1871-1958) was one of the few modern artists whose work was clearly religious, according to Bill Dyrness, Professor of Theology and Culture in Los Angeles. But even though Roault was a life-long Roman Catholic, his work was resisted by the church for much of life, due its dark nature. The graphic art in this exhibition, which was created at the height of the artist’s powers, reveals how deeply the artist identified with peoples’ sufferings. This exhibit focuses on Rouault as printmaker, as it was especially in his graphic work that his religious vision took shape. The exhibit includes eighteen pieces from the “Miserere” series, five from “Fleurs du Mal I,” several colored pieces from “The Passion and Fleurs du Mal III,” along with two signed works and several other prints. The exhibit will be on display Feb. 18 – May 15, 2015. Gallery hours:  Tues. – Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday Services 8:30 & 10:55 a.m. or by appointment. An Art Talk in March will be announced soon;  for more information call 859-245-1318.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: Bending Light by Stephen Rolfe Powell
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      “Bending Light” by Stephen Rolfe Powell explores the manipulation of light through glass. Utilizing pieces from Powell’s Teaser, Whacko, Echo, and Screamer Series, “Bending Light” transports the viewer to a vibrant wonderland of organic forms. Museum Hours: Wednesday- Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Last admission is at 4:00 pm Admission: $10 adult $7 student/senior 5 and under, free

    3. ART EXHIBIT: CURRENTS: Horror Amour
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      The Lexington Art League presents Currents: Horror Amour, a celebration of local art curated by Georgia Henkel, from March 20-May 10 at the Loudoun House. Throughout history, cultures have demonstrated aesthetic preferences on how their personal space is occupied. Imagine the suffocating space of the Book of Kells, the cluttered interiors of the Victorians, even the busyness of Where’s Waldo books. Horror Vacui refers to extreme cases of dense imagery. It is a term coined by the Italian art critic, Mario Praz and literally means Fear of emptiness. Amor Vacui, its antithesis refers to a Love of emptiness. Artists were handed the challenge of constructing their own visual propensity based on these two extremes while trying to stay out of the middle. Currents artists include: Mike Goodlett, Mike McKay, Dronex, Inc., LA Watson, Liz Swanson, Ellen Molle, Ed Franklin, Colin Doherty, Leah Crews Castleman, Lawrence Tarpey, SmithTownsend Collaborative, and Lauren Argo

  13. May
    7
    Thu
    1. ART EXHIBIT: “Seeing Christ in the Darkness: Georges Rouault as Graphic Artist” at Apostles Anglican Church
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Georges Rouault (1871-1958) was one of the few modern artists whose work was clearly religious, according to Bill Dyrness, Professor of Theology and Culture in Los Angeles. But even though Roault was a life-long Roman Catholic, his work was resisted by the church for much of life, due its dark nature. The graphic art in this exhibition, which was created at the height of the artist’s powers, reveals how deeply the artist identified with peoples’ sufferings. This exhibit focuses on Rouault as printmaker, as it was especially in his graphic work that his religious vision took shape. The exhibit includes eighteen pieces from the “Miserere” series, five from “Fleurs du Mal I,” several colored pieces from “The Passion and Fleurs du Mal III,” along with two signed works and several other prints. The exhibit will be on display Feb. 18 – May 15, 2015. Gallery hours:  Tues. – Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday Services 8:30 & 10:55 a.m. or by appointment. An Art Talk in March will be announced soon;  for more information call 859-245-1318.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: Bending Light by Stephen Rolfe Powell
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      “Bending Light” by Stephen Rolfe Powell explores the manipulation of light through glass. Utilizing pieces from Powell’s Teaser, Whacko, Echo, and Screamer Series, “Bending Light” transports the viewer to a vibrant wonderland of organic forms. Museum Hours: Wednesday- Friday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Last admission is at 4:00 pm Admission: $10 adult $7 student/senior 5 and under, free

    3. ART EXHIBIT: CURRENTS: Horror Amour
      10:00 am – 4:00 pm

      The Lexington Art League presents Currents: Horror Amour, a celebration of local art curated by Georgia Henkel, from March 20-May 10 at the Loudoun House. Throughout history, cultures have demonstrated aesthetic preferences on how their personal space is occupied. Imagine the suffocating space of the Book of Kells, the cluttered interiors of the Victorians, even the busyness of Where’s Waldo books. Horror Vacui refers to extreme cases of dense imagery. It is a term coined by the Italian art critic, Mario Praz and literally means Fear of emptiness. Amor Vacui, its antithesis refers to a Love of emptiness. Artists were handed the challenge of constructing their own visual propensity based on these two extremes while trying to stay out of the middle. Currents artists include: Mike Goodlett, Mike McKay, Dronex, Inc., LA Watson, Liz Swanson, Ellen Molle, Ed Franklin, Colin Doherty, Leah Crews Castleman, Lawrence Tarpey, SmithTownsend Collaborative, and Lauren Argo

    4. Enrich Your Family! The Redirecting Children’s Behavior Parenting Course
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      In this fun and practical course parents learn how to re-frame challenges, address feelings compassionately, set limits, and how to understand misbehavior in order to tailor their discipline more effectively. They also learn how to build their child’s self-esteem and gain cooperation.  After completing the course, parents can join an ongoing parent support group or be coached individually.  Registration Required by April 7, 2015 by calling 859-333-3053.  Cost: $150 per person and bring a friend for FREE!

    5. May 7th Discovery Night – Animal Tales Live Show!
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Join us for a unique evening of LIVE animals and exploring the science of classification with special guests, Animal Tales of Mayfield, KY!  The audience will be asked to interact with the animals through hands-on volunteering, Q&A session, and crowd participation activities.

    6. Teen Howl Poetry Series
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Come on the first Thursday of every month and share your words! Open mic for poets under 21. Each month also features a teen poet, a teen musician, and an established guest writer from the community. Great opportunity to meet and socialize with other cool writers! Hosted by Elizabeth Beck & Jay McCoy.

    7. Hagyard Challenge Series
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      Join us for the Hagyard Challenge Series, a summer-long series of show-jumping events held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. The rider who accumulates the most points in the seven-part series will receive a $50,000 Leading Rider Award, presented during the Kentucky National Horse Show in September. The runner up will earn a $10,000 prize. This year’s series will feature a CSI2* and a CSI3*, making riders eligible to earn points toward international show-jumping rankings. (Follow Hagyard Equine Medical Institute on Facebook to receive leading rider updates.) Visit for more information: www.hagyard.com/Hagyard-Challenge-Series.html

    8. Bluegrass United Performing Arts Company presents “The Music Man”
      7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

      BUPAC presents Meredith Willson’s The Music Man. The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize – this despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall.

    9. Lunafest
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      LUNAFEST Connecting Women Through Film Established in 2000 by LUNA, the makers of the Whole Nutrition Bar for Women, LUNAFEST connects women, their stories and their causes through film. This traveling film festival spotlights the work of a diverse array of talented women filmmakers with intelligent, funny and thought-provoking themes. These are short films about women and made by women. The recipients of all proceeds are GreenHouse17, the domestic violence and intimate partner abuse program that spans 17 Kentucky counties with a 32 bed shelter on 40 acres in rural Lexington, and the Breast Cancer Fund. This year’s festival is sponsored by Raymond James on Thursday May 7th 7pm at the Kentucky Theatre in downtown Lexington, with an optional VIP reception at Gray Construction beginning at 5:30pm. Cost is $15 for adults/ $10 for students…with $15 for the VIP catered reception. For tickets or more information: greenhouse17.org/lunafestlex

  14. May
    8
    Fri
    1. ART EXHIBIT: “Seeing Christ in the Darkness: Georges Rouault as Graphic Artist” at Apostles Anglican Church
      8:30 am – 12:30 pm

      Georges Rouault (1871-1958) was one of the few modern artists whose work was clearly religious, according to Bill Dyrness, Professor of Theology and Culture in Los Angeles. But even though Roault was a life-long Roman Catholic, his work was resisted by the church for much of life, due its dark nature. The graphic art in this exhibition, which was created at the height of the artist’s powers, reveals how deeply the artist identified with peoples’ sufferings. This exhibit focuses on Rouault as printmaker, as it was especially in his graphic work that his religious vision took shape. The exhibit includes eighteen pieces from the “Miserere” series, five from “Fleurs du Mal I,” several colored pieces from “The Passion and Fleurs du Mal III,” along with two signed works and several other prints. The exhibit will be on display Feb. 18 – May 15, 2015. Gallery hours:  Tues. – Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday Services 8:30 & 10:55 a.m. or by appointment. An Art Talk in March will be announced soon;  for more information call 859-245-1318.