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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
    25
    Fri
    1. ART EXHIBIT – Beauty Given by Grace: The Biblical Prints of Sadao Watanabe
      Jul 25 (all-day)

      At age 17, Watanabe (1913-1996) was baptized a Christian and he quickly combined his new faith with an interest in preserving the traditional Japanese folk art of stencil dying, or katazome. Over time, Watanabe came to be Japan’s leading artist to portray biblical scenes. While his work was well-received in his homeland, it was also highly regarded internationally as evidenced by exhibitions art at leading institutions such as the British Museum, New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, and the Vatican Museum. Watanabe’s fame notwithstanding, the artist’s chief desire was to create art that could be enjoyed by common people and displayed in ordinary settings. With this goal in view he chose scenes from the Bible as his primary subject matter in order to communicate the truth of Scripture in the Japanese context. The exhibit features 50 original momogiami and washi prints, cards, and calendars. Exhibit Lecture & Reception on Wed, June 18 at 6:30 pm.  Free & open to public. Click here for more info on the lecture. Gallery Hours:  Tue – Fri, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday Services 8:30 & 10:55 a.m. Exhibit on display May 18 – July 27.

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

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

    3. ART EXHIBIT: Stitching Art: A Lexington Fashion Collaborative Exhibit
      Jul 25 (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. 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.

    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. Good Foods Grill Out
      6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

      Join us for a night of music by Restless Leg String Band and summer grilling.  We will be cooking up the perfect summer night’s meal of a hamburger or vegan burger and with each burger purchase get a free bag of Kettle Chips and a slice of watermelon. Friday, July 25 6 – 8 pm $2.99 Burgers FREE chips & watermelon $8.49/lb Hot Bar/Salad Bar

    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

  3. Jul
    26
    Sat
    1. ART EXHIBIT – Beauty Given by Grace: The Biblical Prints of Sadao Watanabe
      Jul 26 (all-day)

      At age 17, Watanabe (1913-1996) was baptized a Christian and he quickly combined his new faith with an interest in preserving the traditional Japanese folk art of stencil dying, or katazome. Over time, Watanabe came to be Japan’s leading artist to portray biblical scenes. While his work was well-received in his homeland, it was also highly regarded internationally as evidenced by exhibitions art at leading institutions such as the British Museum, New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, and the Vatican Museum. Watanabe’s fame notwithstanding, the artist’s chief desire was to create art that could be enjoyed by common people and displayed in ordinary settings. With this goal in view he chose scenes from the Bible as his primary subject matter in order to communicate the truth of Scripture in the Japanese context. The exhibit features 50 original momogiami and washi prints, cards, and calendars. Exhibit Lecture & Reception on Wed, June 18 at 6:30 pm.  Free & open to public. Click here for more info on the lecture. Gallery Hours:  Tue – Fri, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday Services 8:30 & 10:55 a.m. Exhibit on display May 18 – July 27.

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

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

    3. ART EXHIBIT: Stitching Art: A Lexington Fashion Collaborative Exhibit
      Jul 26 (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. Now We Are Six: Morris Book Shop Anniversary Party
      Jul 26 (all-day)

      Morris Book Shop celebrates 6 years  with an event featuring live music from Warren Byrom & Seth Murphy (2pm) and Idiot Glee at 4:00. Grub by Minton’s Little Brother Food Truck, gallons of Ale-8-One and FREE Donuts. Fun. Surprises. Fun surprises. Plus 20% off everything in the store!

    5. Free Trolley to Farmer’s Market
      10:00 am – 1:00 pm

      HAIL YES! Flag down a Trolley on the way to Farmers Market this Saturday (drivers are happy to pick you up between trolley stops). Hit the Market from Chevy Chase – park anywhere downtown and hop on. Hop the FREE Blue Line Trolley to the Lexington Farmers Market the last Saturday in June, July and August 10am to 1:00pm. Track the regular trolley live on MoveItPeople.com. Trolley to Farmers Market @ Cheapside Park Dates: June 28, July 26, August 30 Time: 10 AM – 1 PM

    6. Countdown to Kindergarten
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

      Calling all Kindergarteners! Children will take an interactive journey with LexPhil exploring how Music and the Arts relate to other familiar subjects. LexPhil’s interactive programs integrate the Arts into Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. This is a FREE event for Kindergarteners and one parent. Additional family members are $5 per person. Advance registration is recommended, but not required. To register, call 233-4226.

    7. 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

    8. Groovy Threads Tie Dye!
      1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      A Headley-Whitney tradition! Dig up all of those old white t-shirts, pillow cases, and socks and transform them into works of art! For just $10, participants can dye all they want! Best part: We’ll provide all of the instruction, materials, and we’ll even clean up the mess! Registration is required (we have to make sure we have enough dye!)

    9. Home Builders Association of Lexington 2014 Grand Tour of Homes
      1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      The Home Builders Association of Lexington presents the 2014 scattered site Grand Tour of Homes. July 19, 20, 26, and 27 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. This is your opportunity to view 44 beautiful new homes built by local leading professional builders. For details, go to www.hbalexington.com. No charge to attend.      

    10. 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.

    11. 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.

    12. My Old Kentucky Dinner Train Murder Mystery/How to Make a Killer Pitch
      5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      Minnesota housewife turned inventor Winifred Swenson is looking for a new ad agency to promote her latest wacky product.  In the running are Slick Images, run by the ruthless Sabina Slick and her long suffering assistant Bertram Abernathy and Make Your Mark Media with hippie Mark Flowers at the helm and his niece Annabelle Delaney trying to take control.  But after one of them is violently murdered everyone’s creative energy goes into trying to come up with the perfect ailbi. $109.95 adults/69.95 kids plus tax and gratuity.  866-801-3463  www.kydinnertrain.com

    13. 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

    14. 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.

  4. Jul
    27
    Sun
    1. ART EXHIBIT – Beauty Given by Grace: The Biblical Prints of Sadao Watanabe
      Jul 27 (all-day)

      At age 17, Watanabe (1913-1996) was baptized a Christian and he quickly combined his new faith with an interest in preserving the traditional Japanese folk art of stencil dying, or katazome. Over time, Watanabe came to be Japan’s leading artist to portray biblical scenes. While his work was well-received in his homeland, it was also highly regarded internationally as evidenced by exhibitions art at leading institutions such as the British Museum, New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, and the Vatican Museum. Watanabe’s fame notwithstanding, the artist’s chief desire was to create art that could be enjoyed by common people and displayed in ordinary settings. With this goal in view he chose scenes from the Bible as his primary subject matter in order to communicate the truth of Scripture in the Japanese context. The exhibit features 50 original momogiami and washi prints, cards, and calendars. Exhibit Lecture & Reception on Wed, June 18 at 6:30 pm.  Free & open to public. Click here for more info on the lecture. Gallery Hours:  Tue – Fri, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday Services 8:30 & 10:55 a.m. Exhibit on display May 18 – July 27.

    2. ART EXHIBIT: Oak Hill Farm – A Jewel of the Bluegrass
      Jul 27 (all-day)

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

    3. ART EXHIBIT: Stitching Art: A Lexington Fashion Collaborative Exhibit
      Jul 27 (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. FeltLOOM
      1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      Lynette Freitag will lead participants through the creation of a Fiber Art Stole utilizing the FeltLOOM. Participants will arrange fibers to make a beautiful stole of natural and recycled fibers on a silk base. The FeltLOOM will be used to connect the fibers

    5. Home Builders Association of Lexington 2014 Grand Tour of Homes
      1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

      The Home Builders Association of Lexington presents the 2014 scattered site Grand Tour of Homes. July 19, 20, 26, and 27 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. This is your opportunity to view 44 beautiful new homes built by local leading professional builders. For details, go to www.hbalexington.com. No charge to attend.      

    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

  5. 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. 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. 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. 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

    5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.