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  1. Jul
    24
    Thu
    1. Lexington Restaurant Week 2014
      5:00 pm – 12:00 am

      Raise a glass – and a fork! – to toast Lexington’s innovative local restaurant scene. The 2nd Annual Lexington Restaurant Week takes place July 24 – August 2. $25 pre-fixe dinners every day for 10 days at the hottest local restaurants in town. For more information, visit: http://lexrestaurants.com or check out the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/LEXRestaurants  

  2. Jul
    28
    Mon
    1. ART EXHIBIT: Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass
      Jul 28 (all-day)

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

    2. ART EXHIBIT: Evolving, Revolving 13 at Ann Tower Gallery
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Evolving Revolving 13, our annual summer group exhibition. We will present an impressive variety of new work from artists represented by the gallery, including paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, ceramics and folk art. We’re also delighted to present new work from Sondra Dorn, a mixed media artist from Asheville, NC, and new paintings from the estate of Robert James Foose. Artists in the gallery include Patrick Adams, Minnie Adkins, Gary Bower, Cole Carothers, Nancy Fletcher Cassell, Carolyn Courtney, Gary Drake, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Robert James Foose, Evan Fugazzi, Kevin Gardner, Gordon Gildersleeve, Ulrike Hahn, Georgia Henkel, Carolyn Young Hisel, Judith Pointer Jia,  Guy Mendes, Lonnie and Twyla Money, Anna Marie Pavlik, George Schmidt, Chris Segre-Lewis, James Shambhu, Valerie Shesko, Dollie and Guy Skaggs, Karen Spears, Kim Sobel, Lina Tharsing, Robert Tharsing, Mary Tortorici, Ann Tower, Travis Townsend, Sharon Weis, Judy Wells, and Daniel Werner.   The exhibition will change throughout the summer and will end on Sept. 7, 2014.

    3. New Works, Inc. Theatre’s 3 Mondays in July Reading Series
      6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

      New Works, Inc. would like to announce its upcoming 3 Mondays in July reading series.  The series features three staged readings of previously unproduced scripts by playwrights from Central Kentucky and other regions.  The series takes place on Monday, July 14; Monday July 21; and Monday, July 28.  All readings begin at 6:30pm in the Farish Theatre of the Main Street Branch of the Lexington Public Library.   Admission is free.  Donations to New Works, Inc. are gratefully accepted. July 14th, 2014 at 6:30 pm, two one-act plays including: The Fly Who Loved Me by Dudley Stone & Christopher Soucy and But Is It Art? by Dudley Stone Directed by Galen Velonis   July 21st, 2014 at 6:30 pm, a new full-length play: Sorrow’s End by Nathaniel Lachenmeyer Directed by Dudley Stone   July 28th, 2014 at 6:30 pm, a new full-length play: OkayBetterBest by Michael Weems Directed by John B. Lynaugh

    4. Open Mic Night
      8:45 pm – 11:00 pm

      Common Grounds features an open mic music night every Monday. Performances range from acoustic rock and jazz to vocal and spoken-word lyrics. Open mic starts at 8:45 and goes to 11 p.m.

  3. Jul
    29
    Tue
    1. ART EXHIBIT: Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass
      Jul 29 (all-day)

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

    2. ART EXHIBIT: Evolving, Revolving 13 at Ann Tower Gallery
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Evolving Revolving 13, our annual summer group exhibition. We will present an impressive variety of new work from artists represented by the gallery, including paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, ceramics and folk art. We’re also delighted to present new work from Sondra Dorn, a mixed media artist from Asheville, NC, and new paintings from the estate of Robert James Foose. Artists in the gallery include Patrick Adams, Minnie Adkins, Gary Bower, Cole Carothers, Nancy Fletcher Cassell, Carolyn Courtney, Gary Drake, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Robert James Foose, Evan Fugazzi, Kevin Gardner, Gordon Gildersleeve, Ulrike Hahn, Georgia Henkel, Carolyn Young Hisel, Judith Pointer Jia,  Guy Mendes, Lonnie and Twyla Money, Anna Marie Pavlik, George Schmidt, Chris Segre-Lewis, James Shambhu, Valerie Shesko, Dollie and Guy Skaggs, Karen Spears, Kim Sobel, Lina Tharsing, Robert Tharsing, Mary Tortorici, Ann Tower, Travis Townsend, Sharon Weis, Judy Wells, and Daniel Werner.   The exhibition will change throughout the summer and will end on Sept. 7, 2014.

    3. ART EXHIBIT: Landscapes / Mindscapes: Selections from the Wells Fargo Collection
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Landscape/Mindscape: Selections from the  Wells Fargo Collection, features some of the twentieth century’s most  prominent artists working in wide range of styles, from Pop Art to Color Field  painting and various forms of abstraction. Andy Warhol offers up his  trademark multiple images in a series of three sunsets printed in rich, varied  colors. Roy Lichtenstein renders sun, sea and sky in bright color and  simplified form. Jim Dine offers a glimpse of a landscape through an elaborate  wrought iron gate in one work, and sets a heart down amidst a field of sparse  flowers in another. Helen Frankenthaler, known  for her “stain” paintings—in which she poured thinned paint over raw canvas to  achieve clouds of rich color—adapts the process to printmaking in glowing  compositions. While abstract, her work is drawn from the natural world, and the  titles—Bilbao and The Red Sea—offer clues to her  inspiration. While the “mindscapes” in  this exhibition are all thought-provoking, many are also both fun and figurative.  The night explodes in brilliant color in Jennifer Bartlett’s Earth Fireworks. Christo and  Jean-Claude, installation artists known for wrapping both manmade and natural  landmarks in yards of fabric, offer a view of their Running Fence installation, an 18-foot-high structure that ran for 24 miles through California’s hilly Sonoma  County. Find these and the work of  many other extraordinary artists—among them Sam Francis, Robert Motherwell,  Phillip Pearlstein, and Kiki Smith—in Landscape/Mindscape:  Selections from the Wells Fargo  Collection this summer. On display through August 17.

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

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

    2. ART EXHIBIT: Stitching Art: A Lexington Fashion Collaborative Exhibit
      Jul 30 (all-day)

      “Stitching Art: Designs from the Lexington Fashion Collaborative” will be on view from March 8-August 17, 2014. The exhibit will feature the fashion designs and fashion photographs from over 25 local designers and photographers. Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5pm

    3. Guided Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Lexington
      10:00 am – 11:30 am

      Offered in association with the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation, this 90-minute guided walking tour includes historic churches, Victorian Square, the Lexington Opera House, Cheapside Park, the Carnegie Center, Patterson Cabin, Transylvania University’s campus, Gratz Park and more.

      Adults are $15 and children are $8. Tour starts and ends at the downtown Starbucks.

      Reservations are required and can be made at (859) 321-5897. Group and private tours are available by appointment.

    4. ART EXHIBIT: Evolving, Revolving 13 at Ann Tower Gallery
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Evolving Revolving 13, our annual summer group exhibition. We will present an impressive variety of new work from artists represented by the gallery, including paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, ceramics and folk art. We’re also delighted to present new work from Sondra Dorn, a mixed media artist from Asheville, NC, and new paintings from the estate of Robert James Foose. Artists in the gallery include Patrick Adams, Minnie Adkins, Gary Bower, Cole Carothers, Nancy Fletcher Cassell, Carolyn Courtney, Gary Drake, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Robert James Foose, Evan Fugazzi, Kevin Gardner, Gordon Gildersleeve, Ulrike Hahn, Georgia Henkel, Carolyn Young Hisel, Judith Pointer Jia,  Guy Mendes, Lonnie and Twyla Money, Anna Marie Pavlik, George Schmidt, Chris Segre-Lewis, James Shambhu, Valerie Shesko, Dollie and Guy Skaggs, Karen Spears, Kim Sobel, Lina Tharsing, Robert Tharsing, Mary Tortorici, Ann Tower, Travis Townsend, Sharon Weis, Judy Wells, and Daniel Werner.   The exhibition will change throughout the summer and will end on Sept. 7, 2014.

    5. ART EXHIBIT: Landscapes / Mindscapes: Selections from the Wells Fargo Collection
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Landscape/Mindscape: Selections from the  Wells Fargo Collection, features some of the twentieth century’s most  prominent artists working in wide range of styles, from Pop Art to Color Field  painting and various forms of abstraction. Andy Warhol offers up his  trademark multiple images in a series of three sunsets printed in rich, varied  colors. Roy Lichtenstein renders sun, sea and sky in bright color and  simplified form. Jim Dine offers a glimpse of a landscape through an elaborate  wrought iron gate in one work, and sets a heart down amidst a field of sparse  flowers in another. Helen Frankenthaler, known  for her “stain” paintings—in which she poured thinned paint over raw canvas to  achieve clouds of rich color—adapts the process to printmaking in glowing  compositions. While abstract, her work is drawn from the natural world, and the  titles—Bilbao and The Red Sea—offer clues to her  inspiration. While the “mindscapes” in  this exhibition are all thought-provoking, many are also both fun and figurative.  The night explodes in brilliant color in Jennifer Bartlett’s Earth Fireworks. Christo and  Jean-Claude, installation artists known for wrapping both manmade and natural  landmarks in yards of fabric, offer a view of their Running Fence installation, an 18-foot-high structure that ran for 24 miles through California’s hilly Sonoma  County. Find these and the work of  many other extraordinary artists—among them Sam Francis, Robert Motherwell,  Phillip Pearlstein, and Kiki Smith—in Landscape/Mindscape:  Selections from the Wells Fargo  Collection this summer. On display through August 17.

    6. Writing Kids’ Books: Learning From a Pro
      5:15 pm – 7:15 pm

      With Marcia Thornton Jones Wednesdays, July 9-August 6 5:15-7:15 pm $60 Learn to apply successful writing strategies by analyzing a recently published best-selling middle-grade children’s novel. Using a book discussion format, participants will identify techniques for developing believable characters, strong openings, tension that hooks readers, and the elements of successful plotting with the ultimate purpose of relating these writing elements to a work-in-progress. Participants will need to read pages 1-39 of their own copy of Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo prior to the first session. [ALL LEVELS]

    7. The Redirecting Children’s Behavior Parenting Course
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      In this interactive, fun 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. In a supportive setting, they also learn how to build their child’s self-esteem and gain cooperation.  Includes one free hour of one-on-one coaching. Cost $150 per person, and bring a friend for FREE. Registration Required by July 7 at 859-227-5242. Facilitated by Elise Wallace, M.Ed.

  5. Jul
    31
    Thu
    1. ART EXHIBIT: Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass
      Jul 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.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: Stitching Art: A Lexington Fashion Collaborative Exhibit
      Jul 31 (all-day)

      “Stitching Art: Designs from the Lexington Fashion Collaborative” will be on view from March 8-August 17, 2014. The exhibit will feature the fashion designs and fashion photographs from over 25 local designers and photographers. Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5pm

    3. ART EXHIBIT: Evolving, Revolving 13 at Ann Tower Gallery
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Evolving Revolving 13, our annual summer group exhibition. We will present an impressive variety of new work from artists represented by the gallery, including paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, ceramics and folk art. We’re also delighted to present new work from Sondra Dorn, a mixed media artist from Asheville, NC, and new paintings from the estate of Robert James Foose. Artists in the gallery include Patrick Adams, Minnie Adkins, Gary Bower, Cole Carothers, Nancy Fletcher Cassell, Carolyn Courtney, Gary Drake, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Robert James Foose, Evan Fugazzi, Kevin Gardner, Gordon Gildersleeve, Ulrike Hahn, Georgia Henkel, Carolyn Young Hisel, Judith Pointer Jia,  Guy Mendes, Lonnie and Twyla Money, Anna Marie Pavlik, George Schmidt, Chris Segre-Lewis, James Shambhu, Valerie Shesko, Dollie and Guy Skaggs, Karen Spears, Kim Sobel, Lina Tharsing, Robert Tharsing, Mary Tortorici, Ann Tower, Travis Townsend, Sharon Weis, Judy Wells, and Daniel Werner.   The exhibition will change throughout the summer and will end on Sept. 7, 2014.

    4. ART EXHIBIT: Landscapes / Mindscapes: Selections from the Wells Fargo Collection
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Landscape/Mindscape: Selections from the  Wells Fargo Collection, features some of the twentieth century’s most  prominent artists working in wide range of styles, from Pop Art to Color Field  painting and various forms of abstraction. Andy Warhol offers up his  trademark multiple images in a series of three sunsets printed in rich, varied  colors. Roy Lichtenstein renders sun, sea and sky in bright color and  simplified form. Jim Dine offers a glimpse of a landscape through an elaborate  wrought iron gate in one work, and sets a heart down amidst a field of sparse  flowers in another. Helen Frankenthaler, known  for her “stain” paintings—in which she poured thinned paint over raw canvas to  achieve clouds of rich color—adapts the process to printmaking in glowing  compositions. While abstract, her work is drawn from the natural world, and the  titles—Bilbao and The Red Sea—offer clues to her  inspiration. While the “mindscapes” in  this exhibition are all thought-provoking, many are also both fun and figurative.  The night explodes in brilliant color in Jennifer Bartlett’s Earth Fireworks. Christo and  Jean-Claude, installation artists known for wrapping both manmade and natural  landmarks in yards of fabric, offer a view of their Running Fence installation, an 18-foot-high structure that ran for 24 miles through California’s hilly Sonoma  County. Find these and the work of  many other extraordinary artists—among them Sam Francis, Robert Motherwell,  Phillip Pearlstein, and Kiki Smith—in Landscape/Mindscape:  Selections from the Wells Fargo  Collection this summer. On display through August 17.

    5. Drawing with Charcoal with Ashley Howard
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      6 to 8 pm | Thursdays, July 10, 17, 24, 31 | $90 non-member/ $80 member price Explore the versatile medium of charcoal in this class for all skill levels. Class will include exercises in shading with vine charcoal, compressed charcoal, and charcoal pencils, creating proportionate outlines, representing light and shadows, and other topics as needed. Projects with be individualized for each student’s skill and interests.

  6. Aug
    1
    Fri
    1. 2014 Disaster Blaster: Flip Flop Fling
      Aug 1 (all-day)

      Join the Bluegrass Chapter of the American Red Cross for the 2014 Disaster Blaster presented by Columbia Gas of Kentucky. The Disaster Blaster is one of the Bluegrass’ premier events featuring dinner, drinks, incredible music, and live and silent auction. A causal event for a great cause! $75 per ticket or a table of 10 for $750.00. For more information and to purchase tickets, please call 859-253-1331.

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

    3. ART EXHIBIT: Stitching Art: A Lexington Fashion Collaborative Exhibit
      Aug 1 (all-day)

      “Stitching Art: Designs from the Lexington Fashion Collaborative” will be on view from March 8-August 17, 2014. The exhibit will feature the fashion designs and fashion photographs from over 25 local designers and photographers. Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5pm

    4. Guided Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Lexington
      10:00 am – 11:30 am

      Offered in association with the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation, this 90-minute guided walking tour includes historic churches, Victorian Square, the Lexington Opera House, Cheapside Park, the Carnegie Center, Patterson Cabin, Transylvania University’s campus, Gratz Park and more.

      Adults are $15 and children are $8. Tour starts and ends at the downtown Starbucks.

      Reservations are required and can be made at (859) 321-5897. Group and private tours are available by appointment.

    5. Food Trucks For A Cause
      11:00 am – 7:00 pm

      Every Friday until October 31,  Food Trucks For A Cause will set up a “food truck court” featuring several local food trucks at the corner of Main and Vine.  10% of all proceeds go to a different charity each week. Come eat lunch and come back again for dinner! Please note April 11, June 13, August 8, and October 10 event runs 11-2, at 100 Midland Avenue.

    6. FREE Writing Practice at the Carnegie Center
      12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

      With  Cole Bennett Fridays, June 20-August 22 (no class July 4) noon-1:30 pm FREE This is an opportunity to write without rules, editing, or judgment — the best way to start! Also the best way to limber up, or generate something new and energetic for working on later. We write from a simple prompt, followed by readings and “recalls”–other writers simply recalling your words back to you, without criticism or praise. Natalie Goldberg’s witty and insightful Writing Down The Bones is suggested reading, but not required. Writers of all stripes are welcome to join us at any time. [ALL LEVELS]

    7. Corn Boil – Hosted by Daughters of the Nile
      4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

      Bring your family and friends to enjoy all-you-can-eat farm fresh corn on the cob, green beans, slaw, tomatoes, cornbread, ham, drink and dessert!    

    8. ART EXHIBIT: Evolving, Revolving 13 at Ann Tower Gallery
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Evolving Revolving 13, our annual summer group exhibition. We will present an impressive variety of new work from artists represented by the gallery, including paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, ceramics and folk art. We’re also delighted to present new work from Sondra Dorn, a mixed media artist from Asheville, NC, and new paintings from the estate of Robert James Foose. Artists in the gallery include Patrick Adams, Minnie Adkins, Gary Bower, Cole Carothers, Nancy Fletcher Cassell, Carolyn Courtney, Gary Drake, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Robert James Foose, Evan Fugazzi, Kevin Gardner, Gordon Gildersleeve, Ulrike Hahn, Georgia Henkel, Carolyn Young Hisel, Judith Pointer Jia,  Guy Mendes, Lonnie and Twyla Money, Anna Marie Pavlik, George Schmidt, Chris Segre-Lewis, James Shambhu, Valerie Shesko, Dollie and Guy Skaggs, Karen Spears, Kim Sobel, Lina Tharsing, Robert Tharsing, Mary Tortorici, Ann Tower, Travis Townsend, Sharon Weis, Judy Wells, and Daniel Werner.   The exhibition will change throughout the summer and will end on Sept. 7, 2014.

    9. ART EXHIBIT: Landscapes / Mindscapes: Selections from the Wells Fargo Collection
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Landscape/Mindscape: Selections from the  Wells Fargo Collection, features some of the twentieth century’s most  prominent artists working in wide range of styles, from Pop Art to Color Field  painting and various forms of abstraction. Andy Warhol offers up his  trademark multiple images in a series of three sunsets printed in rich, varied  colors. Roy Lichtenstein renders sun, sea and sky in bright color and  simplified form. Jim Dine offers a glimpse of a landscape through an elaborate  wrought iron gate in one work, and sets a heart down amidst a field of sparse  flowers in another. Helen Frankenthaler, known  for her “stain” paintings—in which she poured thinned paint over raw canvas to  achieve clouds of rich color—adapts the process to printmaking in glowing  compositions. While abstract, her work is drawn from the natural world, and the  titles—Bilbao and The Red Sea—offer clues to her  inspiration. While the “mindscapes” in  this exhibition are all thought-provoking, many are also both fun and figurative.  The night explodes in brilliant color in Jennifer Bartlett’s Earth Fireworks. Christo and  Jean-Claude, installation artists known for wrapping both manmade and natural  landmarks in yards of fabric, offer a view of their Running Fence installation, an 18-foot-high structure that ran for 24 miles through California’s hilly Sonoma  County. Find these and the work of  many other extraordinary artists—among them Sam Francis, Robert Motherwell,  Phillip Pearlstein, and Kiki Smith—in Landscape/Mindscape:  Selections from the Wells Fargo  Collection this summer. On display through August 17.

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

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

    11. Lexington Children’s Theatre: “Cinderella”
      7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      An enchanted pumpkin, a legendary shoe, Two brassy stepsisters with nothing to do. Add a charming prince and some friendly mice, Plus a would-be princess who’s nothing but nice! Sprinkle a little magic and what do you get? This captivating story you’ll never forget!   Thursday, July 24 – 7:00 Friday, July 25 – 7:00 Saturday, July 26 – 2:00 Sunday, July 27 – 2:00 Friday, Aug 1 – 7:00 Saturday, Aug 2 – 2:00 & 7:00 Sunday, Aug 3 – 2:00

  7. Aug
    2
    Sat
    1. ART EXHIBIT: Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass
      Aug 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.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: Stitching Art: A Lexington Fashion Collaborative Exhibit
      Aug 2 (all-day)

      “Stitching Art: Designs from the Lexington Fashion Collaborative” will be on view from March 8-August 17, 2014. The exhibit will feature the fashion designs and fashion photographs from over 25 local designers and photographers. Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5pm

    3. Hand Stitching
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Soreyda Benedit-Begley will teach participants many hand sewing techniques she learned as a child in her native country of Honduras. Hand Embroidery, beading, applique and more. Note: this is a 2-day workshop. Hand Stitching: Part 2 will occur August 3, 2014 from 1:00-4:00. $120 for both days / $75 for one Materials will be provided

    4. Family Day in Clay
      12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

      Mudworks offers seasonally themed workshops for families. Students will learn various handbuilding techniques including slabwork, coils, and texturing. Clay, tools, and underglazes provided.  Work will be fired and ready to pick up two weeks after class. Adults and children are welcome (children must be attended by a paying adult if under age 8). Project: Summer Vases

    5. ART EXHIBIT: Evolving, Revolving 13 at Ann Tower Gallery
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Evolving Revolving 13, our annual summer group exhibition. We will present an impressive variety of new work from artists represented by the gallery, including paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, ceramics and folk art. We’re also delighted to present new work from Sondra Dorn, a mixed media artist from Asheville, NC, and new paintings from the estate of Robert James Foose. Artists in the gallery include Patrick Adams, Minnie Adkins, Gary Bower, Cole Carothers, Nancy Fletcher Cassell, Carolyn Courtney, Gary Drake, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Robert James Foose, Evan Fugazzi, Kevin Gardner, Gordon Gildersleeve, Ulrike Hahn, Georgia Henkel, Carolyn Young Hisel, Judith Pointer Jia,  Guy Mendes, Lonnie and Twyla Money, Anna Marie Pavlik, George Schmidt, Chris Segre-Lewis, James Shambhu, Valerie Shesko, Dollie and Guy Skaggs, Karen Spears, Kim Sobel, Lina Tharsing, Robert Tharsing, Mary Tortorici, Ann Tower, Travis Townsend, Sharon Weis, Judy Wells, and Daniel Werner.   The exhibition will change throughout the summer and will end on Sept. 7, 2014.

    6. ART EXHIBIT: Landscapes / Mindscapes: Selections from the Wells Fargo Collection
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Landscape/Mindscape: Selections from the  Wells Fargo Collection, features some of the twentieth century’s most  prominent artists working in wide range of styles, from Pop Art to Color Field  painting and various forms of abstraction. Andy Warhol offers up his  trademark multiple images in a series of three sunsets printed in rich, varied  colors. Roy Lichtenstein renders sun, sea and sky in bright color and  simplified form. Jim Dine offers a glimpse of a landscape through an elaborate  wrought iron gate in one work, and sets a heart down amidst a field of sparse  flowers in another. Helen Frankenthaler, known  for her “stain” paintings—in which she poured thinned paint over raw canvas to  achieve clouds of rich color—adapts the process to printmaking in glowing  compositions. While abstract, her work is drawn from the natural world, and the  titles—Bilbao and The Red Sea—offer clues to her  inspiration. While the “mindscapes” in  this exhibition are all thought-provoking, many are also both fun and figurative.  The night explodes in brilliant color in Jennifer Bartlett’s Earth Fireworks. Christo and  Jean-Claude, installation artists known for wrapping both manmade and natural  landmarks in yards of fabric, offer a view of their Running Fence installation, an 18-foot-high structure that ran for 24 miles through California’s hilly Sonoma  County. Find these and the work of  many other extraordinary artists—among them Sam Francis, Robert Motherwell,  Phillip Pearlstein, and Kiki Smith—in Landscape/Mindscape:  Selections from the Wells Fargo  Collection this summer. On display through August 17.

    7. Lexington Children’s Theatre: “Cinderella”
      7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      An enchanted pumpkin, a legendary shoe, Two brassy stepsisters with nothing to do. Add a charming prince and some friendly mice, Plus a would-be princess who’s nothing but nice! Sprinkle a little magic and what do you get? This captivating story you’ll never forget!   Thursday, July 24 – 7:00 Friday, July 25 – 7:00 Saturday, July 26 – 2:00 Sunday, July 27 – 2:00 Friday, Aug 1 – 7:00 Saturday, Aug 2 – 2:00 & 7:00 Sunday, Aug 3 – 2:00

    8. 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.

  8. Aug
    3
    Sun
    1. ART EXHIBIT: Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass
      Aug 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.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: Stitching Art: A Lexington Fashion Collaborative Exhibit
      Aug 3 (all-day)

      “Stitching Art: Designs from the Lexington Fashion Collaborative” will be on view from March 8-August 17, 2014. The exhibit will feature the fashion designs and fashion photographs from over 25 local designers and photographers. Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Friday 10am-5pm Saturday-Sunday 12pm-5pm

    3. NYC’s Kundiman Poets visit the Morris Book Shop
      2:00 am – 3:30 pm

      In conjunction with Kentucky Women Writers Conference, the Morris Book Shop welcomes the Kundiman Poets: Cathy Linh Che, Sally Wen Mao and Michelle Chan Brown, as they read and sign their new works. About the Kundiman Poets: Kundiman offers a comprehensive spectrum of arts programming that gives writers opportunities to inscribe the Asian American story onto American experience, transforming and enriching the landscape of our national culture. Kundiman sees literature not only as vehicle for cultural expression but also as an instrument for political dialogue and self-empowerment.

    4. Hand Stitching
      9:00 am – 12:00 pm

      Soreyda Benedit-Begley will teach participants many hand sewing techniques she learned as a child in her native country of Honduras. Hand Embroidery, beading, applique and more. Note: this is a 2-day workshop. Hand Stitching: Part 2 will occur August 3, 2014 from 1:00-4:00. $120 for both days / $75 for one Materials will be provided

    5. Artful Sunday: Wrapped Art
      2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

      Free monthly art tours and family-friendly activities at the UK Art Museum. Wrapped Art: Following the lead of Christo and Jean Claude, participants will wrap a variety of shapes, and make a picture of this landscape.  

    6. ART EXHIBIT: Evolving, Revolving 13 at Ann Tower Gallery
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      The Ann Tower Gallery is pleased to present Evolving Revolving 13, our annual summer group exhibition. We will present an impressive variety of new work from artists represented by the gallery, including paintings, sculpture, photography, drawings, ceramics and folk art. We’re also delighted to present new work from Sondra Dorn, a mixed media artist from Asheville, NC, and new paintings from the estate of Robert James Foose. Artists in the gallery include Patrick Adams, Minnie Adkins, Gary Bower, Cole Carothers, Nancy Fletcher Cassell, Carolyn Courtney, Gary Drake, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Robert James Foose, Evan Fugazzi, Kevin Gardner, Gordon Gildersleeve, Ulrike Hahn, Georgia Henkel, Carolyn Young Hisel, Judith Pointer Jia,  Guy Mendes, Lonnie and Twyla Money, Anna Marie Pavlik, George Schmidt, Chris Segre-Lewis, James Shambhu, Valerie Shesko, Dollie and Guy Skaggs, Karen Spears, Kim Sobel, Lina Tharsing, Robert Tharsing, Mary Tortorici, Ann Tower, Travis Townsend, Sharon Weis, Judy Wells, and Daniel Werner.   The exhibition will change throughout the summer and will end on Sept. 7, 2014.

    7. ART EXHIBIT: Landscapes / Mindscapes: Selections from the Wells Fargo Collection
      5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Landscape/Mindscape: Selections from the  Wells Fargo Collection, features some of the twentieth century’s most  prominent artists working in wide range of styles, from Pop Art to Color Field  painting and various forms of abstraction. Andy Warhol offers up his  trademark multiple images in a series of three sunsets printed in rich, varied  colors. Roy Lichtenstein renders sun, sea and sky in bright color and  simplified form. Jim Dine offers a glimpse of a landscape through an elaborate  wrought iron gate in one work, and sets a heart down amidst a field of sparse  flowers in another. Helen Frankenthaler, known  for her “stain” paintings—in which she poured thinned paint over raw canvas to  achieve clouds of rich color—adapts the process to printmaking in glowing  compositions. While abstract, her work is drawn from the natural world, and the  titles—Bilbao and The Red Sea—offer clues to her  inspiration. While the “mindscapes” in  this exhibition are all thought-provoking, many are also both fun and figurative.  The night explodes in brilliant color in Jennifer Bartlett’s Earth Fireworks. Christo and  Jean-Claude, installation artists known for wrapping both manmade and natural  landmarks in yards of fabric, offer a view of their Running Fence installation, an 18-foot-high structure that ran for 24 miles through California’s hilly Sonoma  County. Find these and the work of  many other extraordinary artists—among them Sam Francis, Robert Motherwell,  Phillip Pearlstein, and Kiki Smith—in Landscape/Mindscape:  Selections from the Wells Fargo  Collection this summer. On display through August 17.

    8. Lexington Children’s Theatre: “Cinderella”
      7:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      An enchanted pumpkin, a legendary shoe, Two brassy stepsisters with nothing to do. Add a charming prince and some friendly mice, Plus a would-be princess who’s nothing but nice! Sprinkle a little magic and what do you get? This captivating story you’ll never forget!   Thursday, July 24 – 7:00 Friday, July 25 – 7:00 Saturday, July 26 – 2:00 Sunday, July 27 – 2:00 Friday, Aug 1 – 7:00 Saturday, Aug 2 – 2:00 & 7:00 Sunday, Aug 3 – 2:00

  9. Aug
    4
    Mon
    1. ART EXHIBIT: Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass
      Aug 4 (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.

    2. Guided Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Lexington
      10:00 am – 11:30 am

      Offered in association with the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation, this 90-minute guided walking tour includes historic churches, Victorian Square, the Lexington Opera House, Cheapside Park, the Carnegie Center, Patterson Cabin, Transylvania University’s campus, Gratz Park and more.

      Adults are $15 and children are $8. Tour starts and ends at the downtown Starbucks.

      Reservations are required and can be made at (859) 321-5897. Group and private tours are available by appointment.

    3. Bluegrass Printmaker’s Cooperative Open Studio Sessions
      11:00 am – 3:00 pm

      Know how to print and want to use our press? We provide the press and inks, you bring plates and paper. Participants must have a printmaking background and/or taken a class at the Bluegrass Printmaker’s Cooperative.