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Lexington Children's Theatre and The Living Arts & Science Center

Join Lexington Children's Theatre and The Living Arts &
Science Center for the Second Star to the Right story time featuring Peter Pan himself. Hear your favorite constellation stories told by Peter and his friends and maybe even catch a song or two from Peter Pan Jr.!  All ages are also invited to explore the LASC's Discovery Exhibit Out of this World: A Space Adventure, from 10AM to 2PM.

Sunday, March 11, 12:30PM
Living Arts & Science Center | 362 N Martin Luther King Blvd 
General Admission $4 (can be purchased in advance by calling)

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Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras

Join CKYO for their annual Teen Arts Festival featuring all six of their orchestras performing in three concerts at the Singeltary Center for the Arts! One ticket purchase allows attendance to all three concerts. In addition to the concerts performances by the three Borchardt Concerto Competition winners, Madison Jones, Amber Adkins, and Andy Du will be included. 

Sunday, March 12
Preparatory String and Concert Orchestras, 3:30PM 
Jazz Arts and Jazz Repertory Orchestras, 5:30PM 
Repertory and Symphony Orchestras, 7:30PM  
Singletary Center for the Arts | 405 Rose St
Student $8 | Senior $10 | General Admission $13 Buy Now
SMART Card 2-for-1 tickets must be purchased over the phone 

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Studio Players

Maureen Stapleton won Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actress for the role of Evy Meara, a popular singer who has hit the skids. After a short stay in rehab, her best friend age-defying Toby, her daughter Polly, and Jimmy Perry, a gay actor trys to help her adjust to sobriety with a jolly birthday party. Enter Lou Tanner, a former lover, who ends up giving her a black eye. The party is a wash out, the "gingerbread lady" falls off the wagon and hits the ropes once again. Later rewritten by Neil Simon as the film Only When I Laugh.

Thursday, March 9, - Sunday, March 26
Friday & Saturday 8PM | Sunday 2:30
General Admission $21 | Student $11 Buy Now
Phone: 859.257.4929

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Lexington Art League

Expanding Fields: an exhibition of art by architects, curated by Cat Wentworth. The exhibition seeks to broaden the understanding of architecture beyond the conventional notion of building buildings. In recent decades, architecture has found new inspiration and outlets in an ever widening variety of disciplines, and the boundary between architecture and other disciplines appears more blurred.  This exhibition is not intended to showcase representations of architecture-plan drawings, architectural models, or renderings but instead present works that stand on their own and together serve as a sampling of sensibilities that are unique to the language of architecture.

Coffee and Conversation is a creative talk featuring select artists from  their  current  exhibit,  Expanding Fields. This event, like the exhibit, will be free and open to all patrons.

Conversation on Saturday, March 11, 1PM
Exhibition Through  March  26
Loudoun House| 209 Castlewood Dr. 

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Morlan Gallery

An exhibition of artists working in social engagement, an art practice where artists co-create their work with specific audiences.  Seven dynamic social intervention artists from the United States will activate local and regional spaces while exhibiting tangible art objects from those programmed interventions.

Through March 29
Monday-Friday, 12PM-5PM
Morgan Gallery at Transylvania University | 300 N Broadway

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STILL LIFES: This selection of still lifes from the permanent collection reveals the vitality and diversity of the genre and includes works by Ay-O, Cole Carothers, Mary Ann Currier, Hattie Hutchcraft Hill, David Hockney, Konrad Klapheck, William Scott, and others.

EMBODIED: The body is a formidable subject for artists-used to explore physicality and presence, issues of identity and agency, aging and mortality. The Museum's permanent collection includes many "bodies," appearing in photographs, sculpture, and paintings. They can be humorous, enigmatic, realistic, and abstract.

THE GAINES CHALLENGE FUND: In 1981, avid horseman, collector, and philanthropist John Gaines issued a $250,000 challenge grant-to be matched by donors and the University-to buy works for the newly created UK Art Museum. The resulting funds enabled the purchase of seventy-three paintings, drawings, and prints, including work by Old Masters and important contemporary artists.

CITYSCAPES: The city-its streets, architecture, energy, and rhythms-has long fascinated artists. New York comes to life in Yvonne Jacquette's jazzy image of Times Square, Christo's proposal for a wrapped building, and Louis Lozowick's view of the Manhattan skyline. Wayne Thiebaud captures San Francisco's roller coaster hills in a precise etching. In Michael Goodlett's sculpture, a plane crashes into a burning metropolis, a vision predating the horrors of September 11, 2001.

CHESS SETS:  This installation presents a selection of unique chess sets that are part of a large collection of artwork donated to the Museum by Susan and George Proskauer. From different countries and time periods and made from a variety of materials, the exhibition focuses on the carving and casting skills of the anonymous artists who created them.

SINGULARITIES: Mike McKay takes on a gallery space and passageway at the University of Kentucky's Art Museum, exploiting their proximity and, in essence, reimagining their solidity. He has fabricated an elaborate arcade-like wooden structure, and applied metallic and painted surfaces to it and surrounding planes.  As viewers enter his installation, they will find themselves navigating an environment that shifts between physical fact and perceptual experience.

Through April 23
Tuesday-Thursday, 10AM-5PM | Friday, 10AM-8PM | Saturday-Sunday, 12-5PM
University of Kentucky Art Museum | 405 Rose St
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Downtown Arts Center

Creeks exhibits the paintings and photographs of Kentucky artists Betty Beshoar, Ed Lawrence, Dean Hill, and Karen Spears Springate at the City Gallery in the Downtown Arts Center. 

Through Sunday, April 2
Tuesday - Thursday, 11AM - 5PM | Friday - Saturday, 11AM - 8PM | Sunday, 10AM - 2PM
City Gallery at Downtown Arts Center | 141 E Main St
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Mary Louise Dean and Kathy Rees Johnson

The pairing of artwork from these two artists creates a pleasing effect of colors, textures and subjects, a unique harmony. Kathy Rees Johnson has been inspired to combine art and music and to think extensively about harmony and creating. Mary Louise Dean sees harmony "when there is an interesting variety of elements which are balanced in a unified whole"

Through March 31
Monday - Friday 12PM-5PM 
MS Rezny Gallery | 903 Manchester St #170

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Red Barn Radio

WICKED PEACE: Combining the playful indie energy of Dr. Dog, the hooky, guitar-driven pop eclecticism of Cheap Trick, the angsty drive of Third Eye Blind, and the rootsy melodicism of Sheryl Crow, Wicked Peace draws from a range of influences as seemingly disparate as the band members themselves to create a singular sound that hints at their Appalachian roots without being beholden to them. The group is just as at home unplugged in an intimate folky setting letting their natural harmonies fly as they are in a boozy nightclub cranked to 11 letting their instruments do their persuading. 

Wednesday, March 8, 8PM
The Performance Hall at ArtsPlace Gallery | 161 N Mill St
$8 at the door
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WoodSongs Old Time Radio 

GEORGE WINSTON is a celebrated American pianist whose career spans more than 40 years with sales of over 15 million albums, including seven Platinum selling recordings. RCA Records is releasing Winston's 14th solo piano album, Spring Carousel, a cancer research benefit album. Spring Carousel features a collection of 15 solo piano compositions written by Winston while in recovery from a bone marrow transplant for Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) at City of Hope, in Duarte, California. Proceeds from sales of Spring Carousel will directly benefit City of Hope.  Watch a clip.

THE OUTSIDE TRACK are one of the top Celtic acts in the world. Hailing from Scotland, Ireland, and the US, its five members are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on this as a foundation. They effortlessly fuse traditional and contemporary with winning joie de vivre, blending fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, whistle, step-dance and vocals with breathtaking vitality. The band won Best Group in both the Live Ireland awards and the TIR awards, and a finalist for best album in the 2016 Indie Acoustic Project Awards. Their new album is 'Light Up The Dark'. Watch a clip.

Monday, March 6, 7PM
Lexington Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center | 300 E Third St
WS Partners FREE | General Admission $10 ( Tickets are available in advance by calling box office or may be purchased at the door)

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Lexington Vintage Dance

The second Monday of the month means dancing with Lexington Vintage Dance. First, a lesson on waltz or another vintage dance (ragtime tango, early foxtrot, two-step, etc.), followed by open dancing to recorded music. Come partnered or single and as always both beginner and experienced dancers are welcome. 

Monday, March 13, 7PM
ArtsPlace Performance Hall | 161 North Mill St.
General Admission $10 | Couple Tickets $18 | Students half-price

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 School for the Creative and Performing Arts

SCAPA's talented dancers perform ballet, jazz, tap, modern, Broadway, and more in this fast-paced display of technique and artistry. In addition to exciting choreography, a lecture demonstration traces the history of dance through the ages. This year's production includes special dance explorations of Chinese dance and dancer Isadora Duncan!

Friday, March 10, 7:30PM
Saturday, March 11, 2PM & 7:30PM
Lexington Opera House | 401 W Short St
General Admission $17 l Kids, Students & Seniors $14 Buy Now

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Lexington Film League 

The Lexington Film League Showcase presents a series of events that reflect the richness and diversity of contemporary film and video practice in the region and the world. Programs include important works by living artists, young and old, including new and historical films, made by marginalized artists, including 16mm and 8mm films and digital videos, as well as performances. The series includes a wide range of genres, focusing on abstract, non-narrative, documentary, and fictional works. 

Wednesday, March 22, Deke Weaver: The Unreliable Bestiary Project
Sunday, April 2, Jennifer Reeder: Short Films
Monday, April 17, John Schott & E.J. Vaughn: America's Pop Collector: Robert C. Scull
Tuesday, May 2, Cave Girls + Trashy Fashions: Unseen Post-Punk Videos by Women
Wednesday May, 10, Lewis Klahr: Sixty Six

All films begin at 7PM 
21C Museum Hotel | 167 W Main St.
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One World Film Festival

ONE WORLD FILM FESTIVAL believes film can present issues of culture, society, ethnicity, gender and the politics that surrounds them in ways that increase understanding and encourage creative thinking about complex social situations. They therefore challenge the increasingly-diverse population of Lexington and Central Kentucky on these issues through  their  annual One World Film Festival.

DOUGH: An old Jewish baker struggles to keep his business afloat until his young Muslim apprentice drops cannabis in the dough and sends sales sky high. Watch the trailer.

THE DANISH GIRL:  The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener.  Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer. Watch the trailer.

Thursday, March 9, 7PM, Dough
Saturday, March 11, 10AM, The Danish Girl
The Kentucky Theatre | 214 E Main St

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Art Connects 

Frank X Walker will be the guest speaker at the second of the Winter/Spring Arts Connect Networking Luncheon Series.  Walker, a multi-discipline artist and writer, is the author of eight collections of poetry for which he has received international recognition and many awards.  Co-founder of Message Theater and the Affrilachian Poets, Walker sees himself as a writer/observer/truth teller who chooses to focus on social justice issues as well as themes of family, identity and place.  In 2013 Walker was appointed Poet Laureate of Kentucky, becoming the youngest and the first African-American to receive that honor.  Walker is currently a Professor in the Department of English at the University of Kentucky. Watch Walker's Creative Lexington Snapshot Bio with this link

Thursday, March 9, 11:30AM
ArtsPlace Gallery | 161 N Mill St
General Admission $25 | Register and Buy Now

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