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Lexington Philharmonic

Lexington Legends teams up with the Lexington Philharmonic to present a unique on-field concert experience for fans to enjoy--The Musical World of Harry Potter.

In a two act, one hour and forty-five-minute performance, the Lexington Philharmonic, led by conductor Scott Terrell, will fill the stadium with the sounds of musical scores and excerpts from the Harry Potter films from a stage located on the field of Whitaker Bank Ballpark. 

Friday, September 22 | 7:30PM-10:30PM
Whitaker Bank Ballpark | 207 Legends Ln
$25     BUY NOW

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Afterculture Theatre

"Trinity" is a site-specific, audience-immersive theatrical experience that tells the story of Dr.Oppenheimer, his atomic bomb, and the three great women in his life. At 5:29AM on July 16th, 1945 the world's first successful test detonation of an atomic bomb, codenamed "Trinity," turned the New Mexican desert sand into glass. This fictionalized account of what happened next is set on the evening of July 16th, where the audience members are present as Oppenheimer's "guests" at a jovial cocktail party in celebration of the successful Trinity test.

Please be advised, this is an immersive performance that requires audience members to participate and move around in the space; there is low lighting and no seating.

Presented by Afterculture Theatre in partnership with Lexington Art League. 
Thursday, September 21-Saturday, September 23 | 8PM-10PM
$10 | $5 for students and LAL members     BUY NOW

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Lexington Children's Theatre

Okay, first things first. Junie B. Jones is definitely, positively, 100% NOT a crook. Even if she did take a super-cool pen she found and didn't turn it in to the lost and found. Finders keepers, losers weepers, right? RIGHT? Based on the beloved books by Barbara Park, find out what happens when our favorite kindergartener learns the difference between what it means to take and what it means to give.

Adapted by Allison Gregory from the series by Barbara Park. Recommended for ages 4+. 

Saturday, September 23 | 2PM & 7PM
Sunday, September 24 | 2PM & 4:30PM
Lexington Children's Theatre | 418 W Short St
$19 for adults | $16 for children     BUY NOW

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LexArts and the Mid-South Sculpture Alliance (MSA) present
Select, a juried exhibition of work by MSA professional members.
This exhibition aims to foster the MSA mission of advancing the
creation and awareness of sculpture in its many and varied forms
and promote a supportive environment for sculpture and sculptors.

Select is a series of juried exhibitions for MSA's professional members that has been hosted in Atlanta and Chattanooga in the recent past. With each venue, a new juror and new work is selected highlighting the diversity of our membership's approach to media, methods and strategies. Stuart Horodner, director of the UK Art Museum, serves as juror. 

Through October 22
Monday-Friday, 10AM-5PM | Saturday, 12PM-5PM
ArtsPlace | 161 N Mill St

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Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning

On Tuesday night, celebrate the arrival of Autumn by painting mini pumpkins, drinking apple cider, and making your very own fall wreath! Families will enjoy entertainment and a hot buffet-style dinner provided by Minton's at 760. Every child takes home a free book! Only for families with children ages 3-12. Free admission--registration required! 

On Wednesday night, come celebrate the launch the Lexington Poetry Month 2016 Anthology, The Messenger is Sudden Thunder: Selections from Lexington Poetry Month 2016. Poets will read their poem from the anthology. Snacks will be provided.

Family Fun & Learning Night: Tuesday, September 19 | 5PM-7PM
Poetry Anthology Release: Wednesday, September 20 | 6PM-7PM
Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning | 251 W Second St

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The Living Arts and Science Center

The 4th Saturday of every month is Discovery Saturday at the LASC! Science exhibits, art exhibits, hands-on Makers Space activities, Planetarium shows, and choose additional fun-filled art workshops designed for all ages and skill levels. 

This Saturday's activities include:
Opening 2017/2018 Discovery Science Exhibit
How Things Work: Engineering + Innovation

Become an engineer for a day, solve problems, dream up new innovations, and discover creative solutions. From concept to construction, actively learn about energy, motion, force and other engineering concepts as you conceive, design, build, and test ideas.

Saturday, September 23 | 10AM-2PM
The Living Arts and Science Center | 362 N Martin Luther King Blvd
$4     BUY NOW

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Red Barn Radio

In his early twenties, Lawrence "Lipbone" Redding migrated from North Carolina to New York City with his guitar. After a brief stint as an actor, carpenter, bartender and producer for the Museum of Sound Recording, he promptly became a subway musician. 

From the swampy farmlands and beach towns of coastal North Carolina, Lipbone is steeped in the musical tradition of Soul, Boogie and Blues. Since 2012, in order to maintain a travel lifestyle 200 engagements per year, Lipbone has returned to his roots and has sprouted new shoots. An uncanny vocal range, a nylon string guitar, a wooden spoon duct-taped to his foot and a lifetime of stories are all he needs to get the party started. Watch a clip.

Wednesday, September 20 | 8PM
Red Barn Radio | 161 N Mill St
$8     BUY NOW 

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Institute 193

Institute 193  and  WRFL 88.1 FM Radio Free Lexington  are pleased to present an ongoing series of experimental music performances, curated and organized by  Robert Beatty.

Rafael Toral is a Lisbon based electronic musician who has been actively performing for guitar and customized electronic instruments since the early 90's. Watch a clip.

Ryan Jewell is an experimental percussionist and composer from Columbus, Ohio who displays an extremely diverse range of techniques and approaches. Watch a clip.

Tuesday, September 19 | 7PM-9PM
Institute 193 | 193 N Limestone St

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University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra

Join us for the opening concert of UKSO's 99th season, as we play the most famous piece of music ever written, Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Brahms' "Academic Festival Overture" will serve as a rousing opener, and we'll also be playing Charles Ives' American masterpiece "Three Places in New England." John Nardolillo conducts, along with our new Assistant Conductor, Sey Ahn, who will lead the orchestra in Three Hungarian Dances by Brahms, and will serve as the second conductor in the Ives.
Friday, September 22 | 7:30PM
$10 | $5 for students (FREE  for students in advance)     BUY NOW

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WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour

CHRIS ROBINSON BROTHERHOOD  was formed by the iconic frontman of rock and roll powerhouse band The Black Crowes in 2011 and is now in the midst of one of their most prolific periods to date. Overspilling with stunning musicianship and infectious energy, the band intertwines country, blues and psychedelia, even channeling freewheeling 60s' folk. Watch a clip.

ACOUSTIC EIDOLON i s what happens when you cross a guitar with 2 necks and a cello with attitude. This duo featuring Joe Scott on double neck guitjo and Hannah Alkire on cello are from Colorado and have graced stages throughout the US, Europe, Australia and Canada. Watch a clip.
Monday, September 25 | 6:45PM
$10 | FREE for WoodSongs Partners 

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Antagonist Productions

Antagonist Productions is excited to present I COME FROM, a bold selection of plays written by inmates of the Northpoint Training Center near Danville, Kentucky. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, and enjoy local food trucks, beer, and wine vendors provided by our event sponsors.

Founded by Lexington artist Ian Scott, Antagonist Productions was created earlier this year with a unique dedication to producing the works of Kentucky artists. 

Thursday, September 21-Sunday, September 24 | 6:30PM-10PM
Moondance Amphitheater | 1152 Monarch St

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Blackbird Dance Theatre

"The Broken Queen" features a short film, a fully scripted dance theatre piece, and 15 artists bringing you a fresh new story packed with a lot of love, a lot of chaos, and complete nonsense. In the universal good vs. evil battle, good doesn't completely wipe out evil, but our story teaches us to protect our heart through even the darkest times.

Thursday, September 21-Sunday, September 24 | 8PM
Downtown Arts Center | 141 E Main St
$25 | $15 for students     BUY NOW

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New Editions Gallery

Weather defined by strong deliberate lines and color or by intuitive atmospheric suggestions, the modern landscape has a huge language of possibilities and interpretations. With the common intent to paint and be inspired by nature's beauty, terms like colorful, bold, dreamy meditative, whimsical and meticulous come to mind to describe this diverse group of artists.  

Teri Dryden, Angie Reed Garner, Ellen Glasgow, Heidi Harner, Rodney Hatfield, Philip High, Chris Segre-Lewis, Shawn Marshall, Dianne Martia, Dawna Scripps, Karen Spears Springate, David Stenulson, Sharon Weis, Lynn Sweet and Sheryl Zacharia.

Through November 4
Tuesday-Saturday, 11AM-5:30PM
New Editions Gallery | 500 W Short St

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MS Rezny Studio/Gallery

Using distinctively different collage techniques each artist in "Beyond the Edge" juxtaposes familiar images and objects to form a new notion or idea. Each finds collage to be a meaningful way to tell a story about themselves or an observation around them. Collage by Jack Girard, Doug Stapleton, Carleton Wing. 

Through October 21
Tuesday-Friday, 12PM-5PM | Saturday, 1PM-4PM
MS Rezny Studio/Gallery | 903 Manchester St

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Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University

Two virtual reality (VR) artworks allow visitors to experience different approaches to this new art form. "Dreams" offers a virtual gallery of 10 other-worldly places developed by HVREdev, a collective of individuals and small teams. To experience this self-guide dream tour, participants will need their own Android smartphone. "Virtual Realities," by Dima Strakovsky and Richie Hoagland, is at once a performance, an installation and a product demo. It explores the transformation of parent/child relationship brought about by the changes in contemporary technologies. Parent and child performers will play together using smart phone technology, virtual reality, and wireless networks. Gallery visitors participate as audience for the 15-minute performance (three 5-minutes scenarios) which is then followed by a 30-minute open discussion of the project and time for the audience to experience the artwork. Please visit our website for "Virtual Realities" performance dates and times.

Through October 13
Monday-Friday, 12PM-5PM
Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University | W 4th St

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Bolivar Art Gallery  

UK's School of Art/ Visual Studies is pleased to announce a new exhibition series in its Bolivar Art Gallery featuring recent work from select teaching and emeritus faculty members. A slight departure from the traditional "faculty show" format, the series occurs annually and represents only a portion of the faculty, with different artists exhibiting each year. This inaugural installment includes work in a variety of media including: video, photography, ceramics, fibers, sculpture, painting, and performance. Participating artists are Rae Goodwin, Arturo Alonzo Sandoval, Brandon Smith, James Robert Southard, Hunter Stamps, Heather Stratton, and David Wischer.

Through September 30
Monday-Friday, 10AM-4:30PM | Saturday, 12PM-4PM
UK School of Art & Visual Studies | 236 Bolivar Street

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City Gallery

The works illustrated in this international contemporary mosaic exhibition, with guest curator Terri Pulley, incorporate many of the mosaic materials used throughout the ages, including beads, glazed and un-glazed ceramic pieces, Millefiori, smalti and stained glass, mixed media and recycled and re-purposed materials. Throughout City Gallery you can see 2D and 3D dimensional art works from 16 Kentucky artists. 

Through October 1
Downtown Arts Center | 141 E Main St
Tuesday-Thursday, 11AM-5PM | Friday-Saturday, 11AM-8PM | Sunday, 10AM-2PM

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Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University

Raised in Georgia, self-taught artist Winfred Rembert grew up in the 1950s rural south at the end of Jim Crow and the beginning of the Civil Rights movement. Arrested during a Civil Rights march, Rembert taught himself to tool and dye leather while incarcerated. Rembert stretches, stains, and etches on leather to create scenes from memory, stories that tell the truth with art. An award-winning documentary film about his life, All Me: The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert (2011) was directed by Vivian Ducat. 

Through October 13
Monday-Friday, 12PM-5PM
Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University | W 4th St

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UK Art Museum  

In Breach, artist Alison Saar looks back in time to the Great Mississippi River Flood of 1927 to investigate contemporary and enduring social and cultural themes.

Saar's work addresses social and political legacies of the African diaspora and slavery, as well as the resulting contributions to modern art and culture, all spurred by the northern migration of those displaced by the flood. She also examines the complex relationship of African Americans to rivers, both healing and punitive.

Through December 3
Tuesday-Thursday, 10AM-5PM | Friday, 10AM-8PM | Saturday-Sunday, 12PM-5PM
UK Art Museum | 405 Rose St

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