ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S "WE ARE IN A PLAY"
Lexington Children's Theatre
“Hey Piggie, did you see this? We are going to be in a play at LCT!”

Catch these two Mo Willems characters on stage in their very own musical! There’s sure to be lots of singing, dancing, and silliness as these two best friends team up with the singing Squirelles for a musical adventure that will have you giggling out loud and clapping along to the beat. After all, the best part of being in a play is having YOU in the audience!

Sunday, February 25 & Sunday, March 4 | 2PM
Saturday, March 3 | 2PM & 7PM
Lexington Children's Theatre | 418 W Short St
$19 | $16 for children BUY NOW
859.254.4546
VOICES HEARD 2018
The Girl Project
Voices HEaRd: Kentucky is BACK with more artists and activism than before! 

Voices HEaRd will span the entire weekend of February 23-25, featuring artists from all over the country in this spectacular event! Click here for a more detailed schedule.

Friday, February 23
Spoken Word Performances | 6:30PM
Chocolate Holler | 400 Old Vine St, Ste 104
FREE

Voices HEaRD Singer Songwriters | 7:30PM
The Barn at the Summit at Fritz Farm | 120 Summit at Fritz Farm
FREE

Saturday, February 24 | 11AM-10PM
Sunday, February 25 | 11AM-4PM
Woodford Theatre | 275 Beasley Rd, Versailles, KY
$10 - $30 BUY NOW
859.873.0648
THE POWER OF MUSIC: SPIRITUAL
Lexington Chamber Chorale
Join the Lexington Chamber Chorale for a concert featuring the beautiful Chichester Psalms, sung in Hebrew, commissioned for an English cathedral, and written by American composer Leonard Bernstein. The ensemble will celebrate Bernstein’s life and music in the centenary (1918) year of his birth. This ecumenical concert will also include Psalm settings in many religious traditions.

Saturday, February 24 | 7:30PM
Second Presbyterian Church | 460 E Main St
$20 | $10 for students BUY NOW
859.317.3353
EQUIVOCATION BY BILL CAIN
AthensWest Theatre Company
Lies. Jealousy. Betrayal. Conspiracy. William Shakespeare relishes these themes in his plays. But when King James pressures Shakespeare to write a propaganda play about the recently foiled "Gunpowder Plot," the Bard gets trapped in a drama more treacherous than even he could have written - and the truth of the "Plot" threatens not only his theatre, but all of England. 

Fans of murder and mayhem won't want to miss this smart and touching comic drama by Bill Cain, and directed by Jerre Dye.

February 22, 23 & 24 | 8PM
February 25 | 2PM
Downtown Arts Center |  141 E Main St
$27.50 | $22.50 for students and seniors    BUY NOW
FILM
BLACK LENS WINTER FILM SERIES: LADY SINGS THE BLUES
The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center
The Lyric Theatre is pleased to announce the extension of the Black Lens Film Series with Lady Sings the Blues, starring Diana Ross as Billie Holiday.

Thursday, February 22 | 7PM
The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center | 300 E Third St
FREE     RESERVE NOW
MUSIC
CHRIS RODRIGUES & ABBY THE SPOON LADY WITH MCPEAKE
WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour
CHRIS RODRIGUES & ABBY THE SPOON LADY   are buskers from Asheville North Carolina that are internationally known after one of their videos went viral. Abby is one of very few professional spoon players in the United States and has been a professional street performer for over a decade. She studied American folk percussion, music, and folklore while traveling the United States by foot and rail. Chris is a one-man band and multi-instrumentalist. Together the two create a dynamic duo with very complex rhythms playing originals and reworking classic gospel songs. Watch a clip.

McPEAKE  builds on the 150 year tradition of this legacy musical family from Belfast, Ireland that influenced Van Morrison, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, John Lennon and others. Figuring prominently in the EMMY Award-winning PBS Special “Music of Ireland,” the band is now taking the world of Celtic music by storm with its own contemporary brand of self-penned songs and compositions. The new generation of this legendary family has developed a distinctive sound that is totally immersed in the popular culture of today, while maintaining a firm anchor in the influences of past generations. Watch a clip.

Monday, March 5 | 6:45PM
The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center | 300 E Third St
$10 | FREE for WoodSongs Partners    BUY NOW
BITTER SWEET BLUEGRASS BAND
Red Barn Radio
BITTER-SWEET BLUEGRASS BAND is a new hard-driving bluegrass band from Kentucky. The band features Kevin Bowlds (fiddle/vocals), Clayton Skala (mando/vocals), Daniel Womble (banjo/vocals), Craig McCarty (guitar/vocals), and Roger Lucas. Watch a clip.

Wednesday, February 21 | 8PM
Red Barn Radio | 161 N Mill St
$8 BUY NOW
859.338.7648
THE EARLS OF LEICESTER
Lexington Opera House
The music of The Earls of Leicester focuses on the music of Flatt and Scruggs during the period when the band consisted of Lester Flatt on guitar and lead vocals, Earl Scruggs on banjo and guitar, ‘Uncle’ Josh Graves on dobro, Paul Warren on fiddle, Curly Seckler on mandolin, and ‘Cousin’ Jake Tullock on bass. The band’s name is a play on the names of Earl Scruggs and Lester Flatt.

The band is multi-Grammy winner Jerry Douglas – Dobro, Shawn Camp – lead vocals and guitar, Charlie Cushman – banjo and guitars, Jeff White – vocals and mandolin, Johnny Warren – vocals and fiddle and Barry Bales – vocals and bass.

Thursday, February 22 | 7:30PM
Lexington Opera House | 401 W Short St
$35.50 - $45.50 BUY NOW
859.233.4567
FAMILY
DISCOVERY SATURDAY & FAMILY WORKSHOPS
The Living Arts & Science Center
Spend the day creating and discovering with friends and family during Discovery Saturday.

IN THE MAKER’S SPACE…Mystery at the LASC
A valuable painting is stolen! Help us solve the mystery with some forensic science. Learn about hair samples and blood types, take fingerprints and study chromatography. Become a detective and catch the culprit.

IN THE DISCOVERY GALLERY…How Things Work: Engineering + Innovation
From concept to construction, visitors actively participate in STEAM education while learning about energy, motion, force, and other engineering concepts. Design, build, and test your ideas, solving problems and finding creative solutions along the way.

IN THE PLANETARIUM…
11:00 AM Earth, Moon, Sun (ages 5+)
12:15 PM Flight Adventure (ages 8+)
1:15 PM Flight Adventure (ages 8+)

AM Workshop (10:30 – Noon) Lego Robotics: Build a Robotic Hand with Jennifer Rodabaugh
Using familiar Lego pieces, you will have a blast learning how to incorporate a motor and write simple computer code to program a robotic hand to pick up objects. Join us for this wonderful challenge for the whole family!

PM Workshop (1:00-2:30) Make Your Own Better: A Fun Food Class for Friends & Families with Rona Roberts
Learn to make your own delicious foods from scratch, using real food ingredients. Shopping and cooking with family or friends makes eating well more fun and affordable. You’ll learn to make homemade salad dressing, fruit-based sodas, whipped cream and baking mix for fantastic biscuits, pancakes and waffles. You will leave with lots of recipes and samples to enjoy at home.

Saturday, February 24 | 10AM-2:30PM
The Living Arts & Science Center | 362 N Martin Luther King Blvd
$4+    BUY NOW
859.252.5222
FAMILY FUN & LEARNING NIGHT: CELEBRATE HEALTH
Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Enjoy dinner from  The Courtyard Deli , crafts, and fun activities focused on promoting healthy lifestyles, including hula hopping, bowling, and jumping rope! Have fun with  Life Adventure Center YMCA of Central Kentucky , learn about local community food movements and initiatives from Heather Hyden of  NoLi CDC . You can also make your own trail mix with the Carnegie Center's sponsor  Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC !

Tuesday, February 20 | 5PM
Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning | 251 W Second St
FREE    REGISTER NOW
859. 254.4175
THEATRE
MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY
Transylvania University Theatre Department
Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play by Anne Washburn explores the apocalypse and the rebuilding of society through the lens of The Simpsons. This show is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. by the Transylvania University Theater Department. All tickets are free and just need to be reserved!

February 22, 23, 24 & March 1, 2, 3 | 7:30PM
March 4 | 2PM
EXHIBITIONS
AT WORK/FEELING THE DISTANCE
Bolivar Art Gallery
The Bolivar Art Gallery is pleased to present concurrent solo shows by artists Kristina Estell and Steve Armstrong (At Work). During the run of the shows, graduating MFA students from UK’s School of Art / Visual Studies will also be presenting thesis exhibitions. 

Feeling the Distance by Kristina Estell is a collaborative, international mail art project that began in 2015. Twenty-two raw drywall boxes containing a single stone were mailed to locations within the US and around the world. This exhibition displays the round-trip results of the project revealing the physical impact of the varied geographic journeys.

For the past year, Armstrong has been working in the SAVS wood shop as an artist-in-residence, creating his own work while also engaging and assisting students in their art making. The artist’s work, seen in his exhibition At Work, is largely figurative and often involves a kinetic element, literally animating the sculptures in the gallery space.

Through March 16
Monday-Friday, 10AM-4:30PM | Saturday, 12PM-4:00PM
Bolivar Art Gallery | 236 Bolivar St
FREE
859.257.8151
EDWARD MELCARTH: POINTS OF VIEW
UK Art Museum
This survey of paintings, drawings, and sculpture by Edward Melcarth is a homecoming of sorts, a chance to assess and appreciate the Louisville-born artist (1914-1973) who left Kentucky to pursue his personal interests and career. Points of View looks at Melcarth's subject matter and his exploration of masculinity, religion, portraiture, drug use, and the American scene. 

Read Tom Eblen's Herald-Leader article about Melcarth's life and work   here .

Through April 8
Tuesday-Thursday, 10AM-5PM | Friday, 10AM-8PM | Saturday-Sunday, 12PM-5PM
UK Art Museum |  405 Rose St
MIRROR, MEMORY, IDENTITY
ArtsPlace
The self-portrait is an essential genre for many artists. This is no less true today
than in the past. Beginning with the dawn of secular art in the Renaissance, artists
have examined themselves physically and psychologically through portraiture.
One of the world's greatest museums, the Uffizi in Florence, was founded on an
artist's collection of self-portraits by his friends. Women, who were prohibited
from working from the live model for centuries, have always turned to the self
as image and muse. The subject can be as faithful as a reflection, as fantastic
as a dream, as versatile as an entire cast of characters. In this exhibition,
Kentucky artists encounter the ever-available model in a variety of media,
including glass, encaustics, photography, pastels, oils and more.

Through February 24
Monday-Friday, 10AM-5PM | Saturday, 12-5PM
ArtsPlace Gallery |  161 N Mill St
IN & AROUND THE BLUEGRASS: CELEBRATING 30 YEARS
The Artists' Attic
Happy Anniversary to the Artists' Attic! Join the Attic for this exhibition celebrating 30 years of creativity, connection with the local community, and presenting wonderful artists and their beautiful artwork for collecting in Lexington, Kentucky.

Through February 28
Tuesday-Friday, 11AM-5PM | Saturday, 1PM-5PM
The Artists' Attic | 401 W Main St, Ste 401 859.254.5501
859.254.5501
THE LOVE & COMFORT SHOW
Gallery on Main
Come to the Gallery on Main in Richmond to check out the artwork from regional women artists with the theme of love. The first 25 ladies get a goody bag, and there will be live music playing so bring your friends, co-workers, and/or significant other.

Through April 4
128 West Main St, Richmond, KY 40475
FREE
LexArts 161 North Mill Street, Lexington, KY 40507