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Agenda

  1. Oct
    25
    Sat
    1. 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

  2. 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. 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.

    8. Wildside Winery’s Halloween Costume Dance Party
      7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

      Join Wildside Winery’s fun Halloween costume party featuring a professional DJ and his dance and Halloween music selections, including lights and fog. Fun games, contests, trivia and specials. Small plate food items are included.  Wildside has 20 wines available plus sparkling hard cider on tap, and for you beer lovers we have Bud, Budlight, and featuring Countryboy microbrews on tap: Shotgun Wedding and Cougar Bait at our low prices!   Please call 859-879-3982 to pay and RSVP. Limited to 100 people in our beautiful indoor event room. Call between 12-7pm Tuesday through Saturday and 1-5 on Sunday.  We hope to see you in your best costume!  

    9. SCARECROWS WILL NEVER SEE THE SUNSET: THE LEGENDS OF SMACKOVER
      8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      BCTC Theatre will present the Kentucky premiere of “Scarecrows Will Never See the Sunset” by Darren Michael this weekend. The show will be held at the Downtown Arts Center, 141 E. Main Street. Performances will be October 30, October 31, and November 1 at 8 p.m.   Call 257-4929 for tickets or online at www.scfatickets.com. Tickets are $14 for general admission and $12 for students. SCARECROWS WILL NEVER SEE THE SUNSET: THE LEGENDS OF SMACKOVER OIL. BLOOD. MADNESS. LOVE. Bo Legend — one of three sons of farming patriarch John Legend — faces the inevitable changes the discovery of oil brings to his family, his life, & his small Southern town in Darren Michael’s drama inspired by actual events.

    10. Granger Smith- Featuring Earl Dibbles Jr.
      9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

      ***Tickets On Sale 7/11*** Fri, October 31, 2014 9:00 PM (Doors open at: 8:00 PM) Granger Smith featuring Earl Dibbles Jr. Buster’s899 Manchester Street, Lexington, KY 40505(859 368-8871) 18 & Over. $15.00 Advance. $18.80 Day Of Show. Tickets available from TicketFly Presale Password: MOOSE – Presale starts 7/9 at 10am!

  3. Nov
    1
    Sat
    1. 2nd Annual Good shepherd Day School Tennis Fundraiser
      12:00 am – 12:00 am

      Play for kids! Please join us for a fun night of tennis to help Good Shepherd Day School. We will have dinner, a silent auction and goody bags for all participants. This will be a round robin event and no partner is required.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: “Take My Word for It” at the UK Art Museum
      Nov 1 – Nov 2 (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: “Take My Word for It” at the UK Art Museum
      Nov 1 – 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.

    4. ART EXHIBIT: Laurel Nakadate, “Strangers and Relations”
      Nov 1 – 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.  

    5. ART EXHIBIT: Laurel Nakadate, “Strangers and Relations”
      Nov 1 – Nov 2 (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.  

    6. ART EXHIBIT: Madmen and Moonbeams – Fanciful Faces by Kurt Vonnegut
      Nov 1 – 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.

    7. ART EXHIBIT: Madmen and Moonbeams – Fanciful Faces by Kurt Vonnegut
      Nov 1 – Nov 2 (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.

    8. ART EXHIBIT: Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass
      Nov 1 – 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.

    9. ART EXHIBIT: Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass
      Nov 1 – Nov 2 (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.

    10. 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!

    11. Walk for Down Syndrome
      9:30 am – 3:00 pm

      On Saturday, November 1, the Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky (DSACK) invites you to join the Walk for Down Syndrome in downtown Lexington, Ky. This annual event featuring silent and live auctions, raffle,  and family-friendly activities including face and hair painting, music, dancing, inflatables and more will take place in Heritage Hall at the Lexington Convention Center.  This is DSACK’s major fundraiser of the year and also a time  to celebrate individuals with Down syndrome, their families, friends and supporters from across our community. The 1.25 mile walk in downtown Lexington will raise funds to support DSACK’s mission and raise awareness for individuals with Down syndrome living in Central and Eastern Kentucky. For more information, visit www.DSACK.org. www.DSACK.org Registration questions: Tonya McPhetridge- 606.224.6776 All other questions:  Traci Brewer- 859.806.8196 Time:                       Registration- 9:30 a.m.; Opening Ceremony & Live Auction- 11:00 a.m. $15 per person (includes tshirt

    12. Bluegrass Printmaker’s Open Studio Hours Every Saturday
      10:00 am – 2:00 pm

      Bluegrass Printmaker’s Cooperative BPC c/o LexArts 161 North Mill St. Lexington, KY 40508 Open Studio First Saturday – Salt Etching with Paul Adanick Second Saturday – Montypes and Monoprinting with Marta Dorton Third Saturday – Collagraphy with Elizabeth Foley Fourth Saturday – Relief Printing with Todd Herzberg 10am-2pm $8 per hour Curious about printmaking? Work side by side with BPC members who will be working in a specific printing technique. Work at your own pace and we will share tricks of the trade. We provide the press and inks. You bring plates and paper.

    13. 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

    14. Saturday Seminars: Writing for Your Kids
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      When your children or grandchildren ask for a story, give them a “real” story about your cherished memories of them. In this hands-on workshop, learn to probe and preserve written memories of those precious children for your family to treasure. Come prepared to write and possibly share (voluntary). All levels welcome!

    15. Travel the Art Trail
      10:00 am – 5:00 pm

      Open Art Studio(s) in Anderson & Mercer counties. From blacksmiths to potters, see & experience these professional artists working in their studios, buy hand made gifts before the holiday rush and try some art making with your own hands! Maps available at each location. More info at https://www.facebook.com/ArtTrail2014  

    16. WRITING WORKSHOP
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Enjoy a writing workshop with UK English professor, Julia Johnson.

    17. Martial Arts for Women
      10:30 am – 12:00 pm

      This is a 6-week class that is FREE for women in the Lexington community. The women’s class focuses on empowering women’s inherent strengths as they apply to self-defense. Open to women 16 years and over, classes are held from 10:30 a.m. – noon Saturdays beginning November 1. No classes held during Thanksgiving week.

    18. Panagia Pantovasilissa Cultural Day
      11:00 am – 8:30 pm

      Panagia Pantovasillisa Greek Orthodox Church will host a Greek cultural day filled with Greek food and pastries from Athenian Grill, music, dancing and other cultural representation from regions of Eastern Europe, at the church’s new location. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Panagia.ky@goarch.org greekdinner.com

    19. Program on bald eagle & peregrine falcon conservation
      11:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Kate Heyden from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) will give a presentation on bald eagles and peregrine falcons and the department’s efforts to monitor and conserve these once endangered species.  The presentation will include colorful photos and behind the scenes looks at working with birds of prey. KDFWR is tracking bald eagle migration via satellite transmitters, which will be explained in the presentation.

    20. 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.

    21. Try It! Wheelthrowing
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Take advantage of this opportunity to try wheelthrowing with the help of a Mudwork’s instructor.  Clay and tools provided.  Firing available for an additional fee. Adults and children (6+) with an adult are welcome. Limit 10 students

    22. Beadweaving Basics
      1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Participants will learn the fundamental beadweaving technique, brick stitch, and how to use it in a number of applications. Participants will leave this workshop with a bracelet and pair of earrings started and all of the supplies and knowledge necessary to complete their projects. $40

    23. Mark Wahlgren Summers signs “The Ordeal of the Reunion; A New History of Reconstruction”
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      The Morris Book Shop is happy to host Mark Wahlgren Summers as he signs his new book, The Ordeal of the Reunion: A New History of Reconstruction.  For a generation, scholarship on the Reconstruction era has rightly focused on the struggles of the recently emancipated for a meaningful freedom and defined its success or failure largely in those terms. In The Ordeal of the Reunion, Mark Wahlgren Summers goes beyond this vitally important question, focusing on Reconstruction’s need to form an enduring Union without sacrificing the framework of federalism and republican democracy. Assessing the era nationally, Summers emphasizes the variety of conservative strains that confined the scope of change, highlights the war’s impact and its aftermath, and brings the West and foreign policy into an integrated narrative. In sum, this book offers a fresh explanation for Reconstruction’s demise and a case for its essential successes as well as its great failures. Indeed, this book demonstrates the extent to which the victors’ aims in 1865 were met–and at what cost. Summers depicts not just a heroic, tragic moment with equal rights advanced and then betrayed but a time of achievement and consolidation, in which nationhood and emancipation were placed beyond repeal and the groundwork was laid for a stronger, if not better, America to come. About the Author Mark Wahlgren Summers is professor of history at the University of Kentucky and is author of A Dangerous Stir: Fear, Paranoia, and the Making of Reconstruction. Reviews “Understanding Reconstruction as its contemporaries did, as a time to consolidate the nation but not to remake it, to guarantee its peaceful future and to secure its evolution, but not to revolutionize it, Mark Summers follows the Reconstruction story chronologically as well as thematically in a fast-paced narrative. The Ordeal of the Reunion exhibits the hand of a seasoned and thoughtful historian, thoroughly conversant with both the time period and its sources.” –John David Smith, author of Lincoln and the U.S. Colored Troops. “Mark Summers, one of the more prolific scholars of the Reconstruction era, has written on everything from ideas of paranoia to political corruption. The Ordeal of the Reunion is characterized by a depth of research that reflects a lifetime of labor and reflection. Summers’s newest work is worthy of scholarly attention while being lively enough for a popular audience.” –Michael Fitzgerald, St. Olaf College

    24. 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.

    25. 2014 Aviation Hall of Fame
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Mark your calendar now for The Annual Enshrinement Ceremonies of the Kentucky Aviation Hall of Fame Saturday, November 1st, 2014 at 6 o’clock in the evening. The evening will begin with a reception at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m. The enshrinement program will follow dinner. Ticket Prices – $120 per person ($110 for AMK Members): Patron Table for 8 – $1000.00. Where:  At Aviation Museum of Kentucky, Bluegrass Airport, Lexington, KY  

    26. 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.

    27. BOOk-tacular Halloween Party
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Lexington Public Library Foundation is hosting its first BOOK-tacular Halloween Party, featuring live music by Jordan English Band, a costume contest, open bar, and heavy hors d’oeuvres by Apiary Fine Catering and Events. The BOOk-tacular will be held at the Lexington Public Library’s new facility, on the corner of Palumbo Drive and Man o’War Boulevard in the former Land Rover Jaguar car dealership. Proceeds will benefit the purchase of the building, which will open as a new library branch in 2015. Tickets are $75 if purchased by October 20 or $100 afterward. Sponsorship opportunities also are available. For more information, visit www.booktacular.org or contact Anne Donworth at adonworth@lexpublib.org or (859) 231-5557.

    28. Lexington Ballet presents Giselle
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      A romantic ghost story, perfect for a fall evening! Giselle is a beautiful and innocent village girl who dies of a broken heart after discovering the truth about her beau. The peasant boy, Loys, is really Duke Albrecht of Silesia a royal who is caught in an arranged engagement. He naively escapes into peasant life and falls in love with Giselle without understanding the tragic consequences. The Wilis, ghosts of maidens who have died before their wedding, summon Giselle from her grave. Lead by the evil Queen Myrtha, the Wilis rule the forest after dark and target Giselle’s grief-struck lover for a vengeful death. Giselle’s love enables her spirit to stay at his side until the dawn. With music by Adolphe Adam and choreography by Jules Perrot and Jean Coralli, Giselle has earned its place as one of the most beloved ballets of all time. Experience this masterpiece at the Lexington Ballet!

    29. Lexington Ballet presents Giselle
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      A romantic ghost story, perfect for a fall evening! Giselle is a beautiful and innocent village girl who dies of a broken heart after discovering the truth about her beau. The peasant boy, Loys, is really Duke Albrecht of Silesia a royal who is caught in an arranged engagement. He naively escapes into peasant life and falls in love with Giselle without understanding the tragic consequences. The Wilis, ghosts of maidens who have died before their wedding, summon Giselle from her grave. Lead by the evil Queen Myrtha, the Wilis rule the forest after dark and target Giselle’s grief-struck lover for a vengeful death. Giselle’s love enables her spirit to stay at his side until the dawn. With music by Adolphe Adam and choreography by Jules Perrot and Jean Coralli, Giselle has earned its place as one of the most beloved ballets of all time. Experience this masterpiece at the Lexington Ballet!

    30. 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.

    31. SCARECROWS WILL NEVER SEE THE SUNSET: THE LEGENDS OF SMACKOVER
      8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      BCTC Theatre will present the Kentucky premiere of “Scarecrows Will Never See the Sunset” by Darren Michael this weekend. The show will be held at the Downtown Arts Center, 141 E. Main Street. Performances will be October 30, October 31, and November 1 at 8 p.m.   Call 257-4929 for tickets or online at www.scfatickets.com. Tickets are $14 for general admission and $12 for students. SCARECROWS WILL NEVER SEE THE SUNSET: THE LEGENDS OF SMACKOVER OIL. BLOOD. MADNESS. LOVE. Bo Legend — one of three sons of farming patriarch John Legend — faces the inevitable changes the discovery of oil brings to his family, his life, & his small Southern town in Darren Michael’s drama inspired by actual events.

    32. Plymale Art Gallery Open House and Art Sale
      10:00 pm – 10:00 pm

      Plymale Art Gallery is hosting it’s annual Open House and Art Sale on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 from 3-6 P.M. Oil paintings and pastels will be available for purchase from local artists. Plymale Gallery, Suite 204, Victorian Square. 859-254-7835

  4. Nov
    2
    Sun
    1. FAMILY PROGRAM: Curator Tour of Take My Word For It
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      Come enjoy a Curator Tour with Museum Director Stuart Horodner and Curator, Janie Welker. Exhibition tour and an art activity.

    2. Melissa Estes Blair reads from and signs “Revolutionizing Expectations: Women’s Organizations, Feminism, and American Politics 1965-1980″
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      Exploring feminist activism at the local level during a critical period of social transformation. The Morris Book Shop is happy to host Melissa Estes Blair as she signs her new book “Revolutionizing Expectations: Women’s Organizations, feminism, and America Politics 1965-1980″ About the book: In the 1970s the women’s movement created tremendous changes in the lives of women throughout the United States. Millions of women participated in a movement that fundamentally altered the country’s ideas about how women could and should contribute to American society. Revolutionizing Expectations tells the story of some of those women, many of whom took part in the movement in unexpected ways. By looking at feminist activism in Durham, Denver, and Indianapolis, Melissa Estes Blair uncovers not only the work of local NOW chapters but also the feminist activism of Leagues of Women Voters and of women’s religious groups in those pivotal cities. Through her exploration of how women’s organizations that were not explicitly feminist became channels for feminism, Blair expands our understanding of who feminists were and what feminist action looked like during the high tide of the women’s movement. Revolutionizing Expectations looks beyond feminism’s intellectual leaders and uncovers a multifaceted women’s movement of white, African American, and Hispanic women from a range of political backgrounds and ages who worked together to bring about tremendous changes in their own lives and the lives of generations of women who followed them. Melissa Estes Blair is assistant professor of history and political science at Warren Wilson College.

    3. The Construction & Conservation of Early Kentucky Furniture
      2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      The Collecting Kentucky Lecture series features expert talks by Kentucky Collectors. Lectures are free with admission, but space is limited to 20 participants for this lecture. RSVP and pre-pay to guarantee a spot.

    4. Charlie Hughes reads from and signs “Salt River Anthology,” at the Morris Book Shop
      3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

      The Morris Book Shop is happy to host local poet Charlie Hughes as he reads from and signs his new collection Salt River Anthology. Printed by Larkspur Press with drawings by Richard Taylor, this beautiful collection will add to and take you back home. To the west, lay Salt River, its shallow headwaters sparking with intermittent riffles… There were in this community few enterprises that required haste…Salt River is where I grew up, and this book is a story of that community and the people I remember.

    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. First Sunday with Samuel
      5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

      Spiritual or religious?  Open minds lead to open hearts.  Experience the difference that leads to a life of living love, self-empowerment and vitality at Phoenix Institute, 655 Lima Drive.  Discover Samuel at the free First Sunday meeting Nov. 2 at 5:00 p.m.   Lea Schultz has been channeling Samuel since 1984.  Stay for a vegan reception afterward.  Call (859)231-8449 for details or go to www.discoversamuel.com. Phoenix Institute, Inc. is a nonprofit, tax exempt 501(c)3 organization

  5. Nov
    3
    Mon
    1. ART EXHIBIT: Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass
      Nov 3 (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.