FEED THE SOUL FT. TIFFANY NESBETH
The Lyric
Join the Lyric every second Wednesday, April to December, for a catered lunch and music that nurtures your soul. Enjoy artists with styles ranging from blues, jazz and everything in between.

Lunch is at 11:30 AM, and music begins at Noon. This week's music is provided by TIFFANEY NESBETH. A registered nurse by profession, Tiffaney's passion is singing. Watch a clip.

Wednesday, June 12 | 11:30AM
The Lyric | 300 E Third St
$15 BUY NOW
859.280.2201
IT'S A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING!
University of Kentucky Opera Theatre
University of Kentucky Opera Theatre presents the best from Billboard to Broadway in this spectacular Emmy-award winning musical review, It’s A Grand Night For Singing! at the Singletary Center for the Arts. 

The 25th anniversary of "It's A Grand Night For Singing!" won the 2018 Ohio Valley Chapter Regional Emmy Awards in the Arts/Entertainment Program and Audio Post Production categories. Watch here.

Friday, June 14-Saturday, June 15 | 7:30PM
Sunday, June 16 | 2PM
Singletary Center for the Arts | 405 Rose St
$45 | $40-$50 for seniors, $15 for students BUY NOW
859.257.4929
POP STARS: POPULAR CULTURE & CONTEMPORARY ART
21c Museum Hotel Lexington
Superheroes and celebrities, totems and toys: the imagery of manufactured fantasy is reframed in the visual language of historical iconography in this multi-media exploration of popular culture today. Culling from the canon of art history, mining the mass media, and scouring streets and screens, Pop Stars! demonstrates the dominance of the popular as today’s ubiquitous culture. The artists featured appropriate images and practices from commerce, science, politics, religion, sports, and technology, to illuminate recent shifts in how culture is being created and consumed, intertwining past and present in transformative new intersections of art and life.

Through May 2020
21c Museum Hotel Lexington | 167 Main St
859.899.6800
FAMILY
SCIENCE FRIDAYS IN THE PLANETARIUM: DAWN OF THE SPACE AGE
The Living Arts & Science Center
From the launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik, to the magnificent lunar landings and privately operated space flights — be immersed and overwhelmed with this most accurate historic reconstruction of man’s first steps into space.

Who were these men and women who took part in these death-defying endeavors? Witness their drive, their passion, and their perseverance to explore in Dawn of the Space Age.

Friday, June 14 | 10AM, 2PM & 6PM
The Living Arts & Science Center | 362 N Martin Luther King Blvd
$4 BUY NOW
859.252.5222
FILM
FRIDAY FLICKS SPONSORED BY G&J PEPSI
Lexington, KY Parks & Recreation
Friday Flicks sponsored by G&J Pepsi is back and the lineup is great!

There is a $2 parking fee per vehicle, cash only. Season parking passes will be available for purchase on May 31 and June 7 for $6. 

June 14 | How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
June 21 | Mary Poppins Returns
June 28 | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Flicks includes inflatables, food vendors, non-profit vendors and more.

Pre-show activities start at 7 p.m., and the show begins when it’s dark. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating!

Fridays through June 28 | 7PM
Jacobson Park | 4001 Athens Boonesboro Rd
FREE
859.288.2900
MUSIC
SUMMER NIGHTS IN SUBURBIA
MoonDance Amphitheater
Every Friday night, don't miss this FREE live music in Beaumont. Come on out!

June 7 | Otto & People Planet
June 14 | Boogie G & the Titanics
June 21 | C the Beat
June 28 | Coralee & the Townies
July 5 | The Bedford Band
July 12 | Bear Medicine
July 19 | Rebel without a Cause
July 26 | Nvrmnd
August 2 | Honeychild
August 9 | Magnolia Boulevard
August 16 | Baja Yetis
August 23 | Other Brothers
August 30 | Pink Floyd Tribute Band

Fridays through August | 7PM
MoonDance Amphitheater | 1152 Monarch St
FREE
859.425.2349
SOUTHLAND JAMBOREE
MoonDance Amphitheater
Bluegrass music holds a special place in our hearts being from Kentucky. Come out and enjoy some great local bluegrass music on Thursday nights.

June 13 | Cane Run Bluegrass  
June 20 | Uptown Blue 
June 27 | Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper 
July 4 | Chris & Jenn Shouse 
July 11 | Newtown 
July 18 | Custom Made Bluegrass  
July 25 | The Price Sisters 
August 1 | Ida Clare 
August 8 | Blue Eagle Band 
August 15 | The Local Honeys 
August 22 | TBD 
August 29 | Laurel River Line  

Thursdays through August | 7PM
MoonDance Amphitheater | 1152 Monarch St
FREE
859.425.2349
BIG BAND & JAZZ
MoonDance Amphitheater
The return of spring means the return of one of Lexington's longest running and most beloved concert series – Big Band & Jazz. With a full schedule of live music planned, concert-goers can enjoy weekly big band or jazz music at Moondance Amphitheater (May & June concerts) or Ecton Park (July & August concerts). Picnics are encouraged and patrons should bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating.

Moondance Amphitheater
June 11 | Tim Lake and The Blue Jazz Persuaders 
June 18 | Lexington Concert Band 
June 25 | Dave Shelton Quartet 

Ecton Park
July 9 | Lexington Concert Band 
July 16 | Colonel's Choice 
July 23 | Osland/Dailey Jazztet
July 30 | Rick Cook Sextet 
August 6 | Jazzberry Jam 
August 13 | Dick Romek and the Walnut Street Ramblers 

Tuesdays through August 13 | 7PM
MoonDance Amphitheater | 1152 Monarch St
FREE
859.425.2349
DR. KEVIN HOLM-HUDSON & THE ADJUNCTS
Red Barn Radio
By day, DR. KEVIN HOLM-HUDSON is Professor of Music Theory at the University of Kentucky; by night, he plays keyboards in Lexington’s British pop-rock stalwarts The Twiggenburys and is also an active solo songwriter in his own right.

Growing up on the mean suburban streets of Wilmington, Delaware, Dr. Holm-Hudson channels his unresolved middle-class angst and hormone-hijacked adolescence into his tuneful and articulate songs. Accompanying himself on guitar and keyboard, with a diverse stylistic palette running from Americana to blues, rock, and jazz and styles as changeable as the Kentucky weather, Dr. Holm-Hudson is joined for his show by his friends The Adjuncts—Scot Kaeff on bass and David “Chappy” Chapman on drums and percussion. Expect an entertaining and always surprising evening of top-notch music and songwriting. Watch a clip.

Wednesday, June 12 | 8PM
Red Barn Radio | 161 N Mill St
$10 BUY NOW
859.338.7648
NEWTOWN
LARK WATTS
WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour
NEWTOWN features the first-rate vocal and instrumental work of five of the finest musicians in acoustic music who share a bond that combines individual virtuosity with a background of formal training. The band is based in Lexington, Kentucky and fronted by award-winning vocalist/fiddler Kati Penn Williams and her singer/banjo-picker husband, Jr. Williams. They are joined by the extraordinary talents of guitarist/vocalist Hayes Griffin, mandolinist Mitchell Cannon, and bassist/vocalist Travis Anderson – all who have college education backgrounds in music in addition to their collective decades of performing experience. The band’s newest album is ‘Harlan Road’. Watch a clip.

LARK WATTS is yet another talented singer/songwriter from the state of Kentucky (Chris Stapleton, Sturgill Simpson, Tyler Childers, Dwight Yoakam) His songs have a very traditional country element to them, but that voice is pure Memphis soul. Watch a clip.

Monday, June 10 | 6:45PM
The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center | 300 E Third St
$10 | $5 for students BUY NOW
859.252.8888
193 SOUND+WRFL PRESENTS MATMOS
Institute 193 & WRFL 88.1 FM Radio Free Lexington
Institute 193 and WRFL 88.1 FM Radio Free Lexington present an ongoing series of FREE experimental music performances, curated and organized by Robert Beatty.

On June 27th, Institute 193 and WRFL will feature performances in the main Gallery at 21c Lexington from two Baltimore-based experimental electronic duos: the legendary Matmos and the return to the series of Max Eilbacher (Horse Lords) and Duncan Moore (Headband), this time performing in a collaborative duo.

MATMOS is the duo of M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel, formed in San Francisco in 1995. They have released over nine albums and have collaborated with Bjork, Terry Riley, The Kronos Quartet and recently provided music for the John Cameron Mitchell film How To Talk to Girls At Parties. Their new album Plastic Anniversary (2019, Thrill Jockey Records) is made entirely from recording and processing the sound of plastic.  Watch a clip.

MAX EILBACHER and DUNCAN MOORE perform and record as 2/3rds of the group SEF III and both perform solo. Eilbacher also plays bass in the minimalist trance rock band Horselords. Watch a clip.

Thursday, June 27 | 7PM
21c Museum Hotel Lexington | 167 Main St
FREE
859.257.4636
EXHIBITIONS
BLACK STAR SEEDS: WHEN MI CYAAN FIND DI WORDS
Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
After 30 years of focusing on writing, teaching, and administration, Frank X Walker returns to the world of visual art. This exhibit features drawings, paintings, and wood and paper assemblages, including new Afrofuturistic work grounded that reimagines the Middle Passage included slave ships from outer space.

At the opening reception, light refreshments and food by the bite will be served.

Through June 11
Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning | 251 W Second St
Monday-Thursday, 10AM-7:30PM | Friday, 10AM-5PM | Saturday, 10AM-2PM
859.254.4175
LUMINOUS: CAROLYN YOUNG HISEL, A 50 YEAR RETROSPECTIVE
Headley-Whitney Museum of Art
Carolyn Young Hisel's prolific career as an artist of landscape and figurative painting, drawings, and collage spanned fifty years. Her use of light, color, and figurative form distinguished her work as an important Kentucky artist. Her work explored the spiritual realm and journey into our next world. Her paintings invoked a deeply emotional response. She had over 30 one-person shows in art galleries throughout the south and eastern United States, corporate collections including the Cleveland Clinic, University of Kentucky Hospital and Central Bank, the permanent collections of museums including the Owensboro Museum of Art and The University of Kentucky Art Museum. She was a graduate of The University of Kentucky department of art. 

Through June 16
Headley-Whitney Museum of Art | 4435 Old Frankfort Pike
Friday-Sunday, 10AM-4PM
859.255.6653
LENNON MICHALSKI IN THE GLO GALLERY
The Living Arts & Science Center
Artist Lennon Michalski creates “…imagery of a world where the line between organic and machine becomes blurred” with his deeply compelling large scale paintings. Michalski will be featured in a solo exhibition this spring in the LASC’s Glo Gallery. His approach to the process of art making is truly unique and unusual. Through the process, Michalski has developed an aesthetic that is visceral, intuitive, and completely his own. Painstakingly, Michalski slowly builds multiple layers of pigments and varnish upon large wooden panels. Michalski’s art teeters somewhere between the color field paintings of the abstract expressionists and the covers of 1950’s pulp science fiction novels.

Through June 22
The Living Arts & Science Center | 362 N Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-5PM
859.252.5222
ROWE MOSER'S MEMORIES & IMPRESSIONS
The Parachute Factory
Memories and Impressions of its Texture and Form is an installation that conceptually reflects on the culture of consumption and its environmental costs. The built, immersive environment consisting of multiple layers of screens, works on paper, sculpture, and projections echoing onto the walls, and throughout the gallery signifies a global interdependence that often goes unnoticed in an environment saturated with the marketing message that consumer culture has no consequence. Yet, the production of the goods we consume can have devastating consequences in parts of the world that we might not even be aware of.

Through June 28
The Parachute Factory | 720 Bryan Ave
Wednesday-Friday, 5PM-8PM | Saturday, 12PM-3PM
FREE
937.974.2638
UNIVERSITY OPEN 2019
LexArts
Don't miss this juried exhibition showcasing the emerging talent of Kentucky’s university and college fine arts majors.

“As the juror for the University Open exhibition, I wanted to choose a wide variety of works that implemented traditional mediums and explored contemporary concepts and compositions. Each piece in the show investigates a modern creative vocabulary through landscape and portraiture. I wanted to compose a show that foregrounds the many facets of art making by including sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, painting, and photography to give the audience a well-rounded visual experience."
-Lennon Michalski, Artist and University Open Juror

Through June 29
ArtsPlace Gallery | 161 N Mill St
Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-5PM | Saturday, 12PM-5PM
FREE
859.255.2951
CRIMSON DUVAL & FELIPE MOLINA: COLORFUL MUSE
MS Rezny Studio/Gallery
Colorful in both concept and design these artists explore different mediums to tell their stories. Felipe Molina’s personal experiences are translated into representation of people and animals placed in unique environments where color and abstract elements create mood and perspective. Sculpting her coli-built, boldly colored creatures and placing them in vibrant environments of mixed media Crimson Duvall's stories unfold.

Through June 29
MS Rezny Studio/Gallery | 903 Manchester St
Artists' Reception: Sunday, June 2 | 4PM
Tuesday-Friday, 12PM-5PM | Saturday, 1PM-4PM
FREE
859.252.4647
SEVEN EXHIBITIONS
Lexington Art League
Seven new exhibitions and eight local artists fill the Loudoun House community galleries from May 17-July 5th. 

Exhibitions include:
Robert Morgan and Lina Tharsing: 'Portals and Passages'
Travis Townsend: 'Useless Sculpture and Drawings'
Richard Hoagland : 'Artifact Cupcake'
Randy Simmons: 'Tragedy and Hope'
Krista Graham: 'Please Stand By'
Casey Peel: 'Spontaneous Sound'
David Bogus: 'Bogus Boutique' 

Through July 5
Lexington Art League | 209 Castlewood Dr
Tuesday-Friday, 10AM-6PM | Saturday-Sunday, 1PM-4PM
FREE
859.254.7024
MURMUR: AN ENCAUSTIC INSTALLATION
New Editions Gallery
Simplify, multiply, repeat…the propelling mantra that started with a group of 144 4”x4” encaustic panels and grew to 3000. A desire to reduce the noise of life and focus in. A desire to create harmony in the meditation of repetition. This exhibition is a large scale installation with nature at its core. The dance of starlings resonating with each other…a mass of raw natural beauty overwhelming in its magnitude. Murmur, murmurations. A work in miraculous collaboration.

Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch is an artist, author and instructor.

Through July 6
New Editions Gallery | 500 W Short St
Tuesday-Saturday, 12PM-6PM
859.266.2766
MONICA PIPIA: GREY IS THE NEW BLACK
Sorella Gelateria
Monica Pipia has exhibited her work at the University of Kentucky, Arts Place, the Kentucky Folk Art Center, the Lexington Arts and Science Center, and numerous galleries across the country from a horse-and-rider exhibit in Los Angeles to a juried show with the Academy of Equine Arts in Farmington, New Jersey.  

She is a recipient of the Andy Warhol Fellowship Award, the Kentucky Foundation for Women Grant and a VIP award for her residency in Alaska with the National Park Service. Pipia was nominated for the Kentucky Derby and Oaks poster image 2016 and was selected as the first Revel Artist at the Artisan Center in Berea Kentucky. Her goal is to simply keep creating art and bringing it into the public eye.

Through July 31
Sorella Gelateria | 219 N Limestone
Tuesday-Saturday, 12PM-9PM | Sunday, 12PM-6PM
859.797.0085
ELLIOTT JORDAN: A STRAIGHTFORWARD VIEW
The Lyric
Elliot Jordan brings an intimate look at acquaintances, friends and students he’s known in his recent past. Using skills and experiences developed over many years as a professional portrait artist and teacher, Jordan displays his talents in charcoal, pastels, acrylics and oils. His love for travel and diversity in people is coupled with a strong interest in art history and technique. Though tending toward realism, and strongly influenced by impressionism, his core interest is unique character in common humanity.

Jordan is the owner of Elliott Jordan Studio/Gallery in Pleasant Ridge, Cincinnati, where he has been for over 25 years. He primarily works in traditional style as well as using mixed media with a more liberal approach to composition and color. Jordan's subject matter includes children, black legends, family and celebrities. He has traveled to import art from Ghana, West Africa. Jordan enjoys traveling and is now located part time in the Dominican Republic.

June 14-August 16
Opening Reception: Sunday, June 16 | 3PM
The Lyric | 300 E Third St
FREE
859.280.2201
LexArts 161 North Mill Street, Lexington, KY 40507