CABARET
Lexington Opera House
Based on Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony Award®-winning production, Cabaret is coming to the Lexington Opera House!

Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd – and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin nightlife be enough to get them through their dangerous times?

Friday, February 16 | 8PM
Saturday, February 17 | 2PM & 8PM
Sunday, February 18 | 1PM & 6:30PM
Lexington Opera House | 401 W Short St
$30 - $150      BUY NOW
859.233.4567
SINGING VALENTINES
The Kentuckians Chorus
Looking for a unique way to send some love this Valentine's day? The Kentuckians Chorus is once again offering singing valentines! For a small donation to our community chorus, a quartet in tuxedos will serenade your loved one and present a card and a rose.

Wednesday, February 14 | 9AM
$45+
Greater Lexington Area
NOVEL-TEA
Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Don't miss the Carnegie Center's Valentine's Day Novel Tea with Angela Correll, the author of the May Hollow Trilogy - Grounded, Guarded, and Granted. A preservationist, restaurateur, soap-maker, and entrepreneur, Angela's novels bring a wonderful sense of Kentucky life and love. Come enjoy tea, bites, and all that makes Kentucky home. A great time for all ages!

Saturday, February 17 | 11AM
Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning | 251 W Second St
$5 BUY NOW
859.254.4175
OPENING RECEPTION: 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.

Opening Reception: Thursday, February 15 | 4:30PM
Through March 16
Monday-Friday, 10AM-4:30PM | Saturday, 12PM-4:00PM
Bolivar Art Gallery | 236 Bolivar St
FREE
859.257.8151
TEEN ARTS FESTIVAL
Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras
Join CKYO for the Teen Arts Festival, a showcase of wonderful youth ensembles!

3:00PM: CKYO MusicWorks, Preparatory String Orchestra & Concert Orchestra (Concert Hall)

5:00PM: Jazz Arts & Jazz Repertory Orchestras (Recital Hall)

7:00PM: Repertory Orchestra & Symphony Orchestra featuring the two 2018 winners of the CKYO Borchardt Concerto Competition: William Arnold and Skye Park (Concert Hall)

One ticket gets you into all three concerts!

Sunday, February 18 | 3PM
Singletary Center for the Arts | 405 Rose St
$13 | $10 for seniors, $8 for students BUY NOW
859.254.0796
FILM
BLACK LENS WINTER FIM SERIES: SCHOOL DAZE
The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center
The Lyric Theatre is pleased to announce the extension of the Black Lens Film Series with School Daze, starring Laurence Fishburne, Spike Lee, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Thursday, February 15 | 7PM
The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center | 300 E Third St
FREE     RESERVE NOW
THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS: YO-YO MA & THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE
Lexington Philharmonic
Come to the movies with LexPhil! As part of the One World Film Festival, t ake a musical journey around the world with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble! The Silk Road Ensemble, an international collective created by acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, exemplifies music’s ability to blur geographic and musical boundaries and inspire hope.

Join the musicians of LexPhil after the movie for some light refreshments.

Thursday, February 15 | 7PM
The Kentucky Theatre | 214 E Main St
FREE
859 . 233.4226
MUSIC
BRAHMS 4 & CONCERTO COMPETITION WINNERS
University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra
Please help the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra welcome to the stage the winners of this year's Concerto Competition: David Seder, trombone, and Chase Teachey, euphonium! The concert will also feature the first Kentucky performance of a new work by Hungarian composer György Kurtág and the magisterial final symphony of Johannes Brahms.

PROGRAM
KURTAG: Petite musique solennelle (Kentucky premiere)
F. DAVID: Concertino for Trombone and Orchestra
P. WILBY: Euphonium Concerto
BRAMS: Symphony No. 4

Friday, February 16 | 7:30PM
Singletary Center for the Arts | 405 Rose St
$10 | $5 for students BUY NOW
859.257.2477
MEAN MARY WITH LAURA CORTESE
WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour
MEAN MARY   isn’t mean at all …she is known internationally for her lightning-fast fingers, haunting vocals, and intricate story songs. She is an award-winning musician/writer and fan favorite (over 9 million views on her YouTube videos). Deering Banjo’s named her their Goodtime Ambassador, and Janet Deering describes her banjo playing as giving her “chills. Her latest album is titled ‘Blazing’. Watch a clip.

LAURA CORTESE & THE DANCE CARDS   have a vision for their band’s sound: bold and elegant, schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk music and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock-n-roll hip swagger. Cellist Valerie Thompson (cello/vox), fiddler Jenna Moynihan (fiddle/vox), and bassist Natalie Bohrn (bass/vox) pair their sophisticated string arrangements and rich vocal harmonies to band leader Laura Cortese’s poignant and powerful singing. The new record ‘California Calling’ on Compass Records has a wide emotional and sonic scope. Watch a clip.

Monday, February 19 |6:45PM
The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center | 300 E Third St
$10 | FREE for WoodSongs Partners    BUY NOW
SHORT & COMPANY
Red Barn Radio
Raised up in Jackson, Ky., (hometown of Sturgill Simpson), original recipe singer/songwriter and genre-bending guitar blazer Jeremy Short has quickly risen to the top shelf of must-hear players on the regional scene.

Now armed with a water-tight rhythm section of Trevor Litteral (bass, backing vocals), and Taylor Jones (drums, backing vocals), the twentysomething has funneled his energy into that circle. 

Influenced by a wild-eyed range of guitarists such as Frank Zappa and Robin Trower and blessed with sweet Southern flowing vocal soul, SHORT & COMPANY testify there is plenty left to be said and added to the great scrolls of soul-shined Southern Rock. Watch a clip.

Wednesday, February 14 | 8PM
Red Barn Radio | 161 N Mill St
$8 BUY NOW
859.338.7648
A NIGHT ON BROADWAY
University of Kentucky Choirs
The University of Kentucky Choristers invite you to A Night on Broadway: "Every Now and Then." Tickets are on sale now!

Doors open 1 hour prior to showtimes. Five-star appetizers will be served pre-show with desserts to follow.

Saturday, February 17 | 2PM & 6PM
Singletary Center for the Arts | 405 Rose St
$25 | $15 for faculty & staff, $10 for students BUY NOW
$35 for VIP
859.257.4929
THEATRE
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 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 & 24 | 8PM
February 18 & 25 | 2PM
Downtown Arts Center |  141 E Main St
$27.50 | $22.50 for students and seniors    BUY NOW
EXHIBITIONS
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
NEW DOMESTICITY: AN EXAMINATION OF WOMEN'S WORK IN WOMEN'S ART
Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University
Curated by Emily Elizabeth Goodman, this exhibition examines how women artists, presently working around Kentucky, incorporate elements of domestic work and life in their art practices. The exhibition features the work of Stacey Chinn, Jane Burch Cochran, Rae Goodwin, Judith Pointer-Jia, Diane Kahlo, Helen LaFrance, Lori Larusso, Colleen Merrill, Stacey Reason, Jennifer A. Reis, Kristin Richards, Justine Riley, Bianca Lynne Spriggs, Bentley Utgaard and L.A. Watson. 

New Domesticity spans two locations, Transylvania's Morlan Gallery and The Parachute Factory, located just blocks away from Morlan. The Parachute Factory is open Wednesdays through Fridays, 5-8 p.m. and on Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. For more information and directions, visit  www.parachutefactorylex.com.  

Through February 16
Monday-Friday, 12PM-5PM
Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University | W 4th St
859.233.8142
HOMAGE TO REMNANTS
MS Rezny Studio/Gallery
Join MS Rezny Gallery in showcasing the distinctive work of eight assemblage artists. Assemblage is art that is made by assembling disparate elements, often everyday objects, scavenged by the artist or purchased specifically. Assemblage artists are fascinated with discarded and abandoned things, making artistic compositions using all kinds of found materials and objects. 

Through February 17
Tuesday-Friday, 12-5PM | Saturday, 1-4PM
MS Rezny Studio/Gallery | 903 Manchester St
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