PUCCINI'S GIANNI SCHICCHI & SUOR ANGELICA
University of Kentucky Opera Theatre
The University of Kentucky Opera Theatre presents  GIANNI SCHICCHI and SUOR ANGELICA: A Puccini Double Bill
Music by Giacomo Puccini, Librettos by Giovacchino Forzano

In the tragic melodrama SUOR ANGELICA, Sister Angelica has been shut away in a convent for 7 years as punishment for a youthful indiscretion. Her aristocratic aunt visits her with soul-shattering news. In the hilarious farce GIANNI SCHICCHI, the shady businessman Gianni Schicchi has been called in reluctantly by the Donati family to help falsify a will. He complies but not with the results the family hopes for.

Friday, October 11 & Saturday, October 12 | 7:30PM
Sunday, October 13 | 2PM
Singletary Center for the Arts | 405 Rose St
$45+ | $40+ for seniors, $15 for students BUY NOW
859.257.4929
PINE MOUNTAIN SESSIONS
The Raven House Living Room Show & Kentucky Natural Lands Trust
The Raven House Living Room Show is thrilled to partner with musician Daniel Martin Moore and the Kentucky Natural Lands Trust to host two nights of performances by beloved Kentucky artists from across the spectrums of spoken word, poetry, short stories and music. 

Both nights will feature work from the recently released "Pine Mountain Sessions" double album, which is "essentially a love letter to one of Appalachia’s most biologically significant mountain ridges and a tribute to the organizations that are working to protect it." 

The event will also be showcasing visual art from the incredibly talented Guy Mendes and Lina Tharsing. 

Night 1 Lineup:
 Ben Sollee
Bobbie Ann Mason
SG Goodman
Ansel Elkins
Warren Byrom
Mary Ann Taylor-Hall
Eric Scott Sutherland
So It Was
Daniel Martin Moore

Night 2 Lineup:
The Other Years
Erik Reece
Joe Manning
Rebecca Gayle Howell
Julia Purcell
Jeremy Pinnell
Jason Howard
Marianne Worthington
Daniel Martin Moore

Proceeds from the show and album benefit the Kentucky Natural Lands Trust and the Pine Mountain Settlement School.

Doors open at 7 and the show will begin at 8 PM. Come hungry! There will be some yummy appetizers. BYOB.

Friday, October 11 & Saturday, October 12 | 7PM
The Raven House Living Room Show | 3229 Raven Circle
$20+ BUY NOW
859.367.5658
BOOK SIGNING: LOST SOULS
Infinite Industries
Experience Institute 193's current show, "Children Dance On Water I Wonder Why They Wash Away Sometimes" by September Diencephalon, at this intimate event that features Lost Souls (text: Maciej Świerkocki; illustrations: Mariusz Sołtysik,) a graphic novel that deals with the history of the Holocaust in Poland. It represents an original take on the complex story of this dark chapter in human history. This work was presented at a number of prestigious venues in Poland such as The Marek Edelman Dialogue Center in Łódź and Conrad Festival in Krakow. 

Mariusz Sołtysik will be at the gallery to speak about the graphic novel and sign copies of the work. 

Monday, October 14 | 6PM
Institute 193 | 193 N Limestone
FREE
270.925.2311
BEAUX ARTS FALL BALL 2019
Beaux Arts Foundation
Don't miss this year’s Beaux Arts Fall Ball for a night of music, dance, and charity!

The Beaux Arts Foundation strives to promote the arts and humanities as well as diversity in the community of Lexington through the Fall and Spring Ball, the proceeds of which will be given back to local charities. The Fall Ball will take place at The Bar Complex on October 12! You can get your tickets for $15 in advance or $20 the day of (plus a $5 cover charge).There will also be a costume contest, so let's get spooky! 

Saturday, October 12 | 7PM
The Bar Complex | 224 E Main St
$15 BUY NOW
859.255.1551
LITERARY
LIPSTICK WARS POETRY SLAM
Lipstick Wars Poetry & Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning
Lipstick Wars Poetry Slam is going on the road and they're taking over Lexington! Come and celebrate these women poets as they leave it all on the stage! Click here for additional details and to participate.

This is a free event, but donations will be welcomed to support future slams that cater to and uplift women and girls. Lipstick Wars is a platform created for women to speak their truths through the eyes and art of poetry.

Saturday, October 12 | 7PM
Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning | 251 W Second St
FREE
859.254.4175
THEATRE
THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR & OTHER ERIC CARLE FAVORITES
Lexington Children's Theatre
Join the Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia as they bring The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favourites by Eric Carle to Lexington! Three beloved stories by Eric Carle, award-winning children’s book illustrator and author, are retold on stage through the magic of black light and fanciful puppets. The Very Hungry Caterpillar follows the wonderful adventures of a very tiny and very hungry caterpillar as he eats his way through an amazing variety of foods on his path to becoming a beautiful butterfly.

Saturday, October 12 | 11AM
Lexington Children's Theatre | 418 W Short St
$25 | $20 for children BUY NOW
859.254.4546
BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS
AthensWest Theatre Company
Eugene Jerome is the average 1937 Brooklyn teenager wishing he was older, dreaming of baseball and girls in equal measure, and surrounded by an ever-growing, ever-bickering family. When a series of crises threatens the uneasy balance of the household, Eugene might have to grow up quicker than he hoped. Directed by Tosha Fowler.

October 10-October 12, & October 17-October 19 | 8PM
October 13 & 20 | 2PM
Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center | 141 E Main St
$30 | $25 for seniors, students & military BUY NOW
859.425.2550
FILM
TERROR TUESDAYS PRESENTS HORROR NOIRE: A HISTORY OF BLACK HORROR
The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center
The Lyric is proud to present Terror Tuesdays in October. 

Terror Tuesdays will feature three films; the documentary Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror, Blacula directed by William Crain, and Us directed by Jordan Peele. These three films have been specifically chosen in order to create a learning experience about African Americans in horror films, while also celebrating the genre of horror in relation to the Halloween holiday. The Lyric was well known for playing horror films in the late 50s and early 60s and this film series is yet another way to honor its past. 

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror
A look at the history of black horror films and the role of African Americans in the film genre from the very beginning. Horror Noire features interviews with filmmakers and scholars, showcasing a who's who of black horror cinema, from those who survived the genre's past trends to those shaping its future. Watch a clip.

NR - Not Yet Rated. 

Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give "parental guidance." May contain some material parents might no like for their young children. 

Tuesday, October 15 | 7PM
The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center | 300 E Third St
FREE
859.280.2201
FREAKY FRIDAY FLICKS SPONSORED BY G&J PEPSI COLA BOTTLERS
MoonDance Amphitheater
The Hogwarts Express is pulling up to Moondance Amphitheater for three spellbinding nights this fall. Wizards, witches, and muggles alike are sure to appear when Freaky Friday Flicks conjures up its Halloween lineup. 

This Friday, the film will be Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Wizard worthy preshow activities are sure to please everyone all ages. Even Death Eaters will succumb to our campfires and roasted marshmallows. Grab your wand and robe, represent your house and settle in to enjoy these magical evenings and movies to kick off the Halloween season. 

This event is $2 for ages six and over, five and under are free. Patrons are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and a thermos of something hot to scare away the chilly autumn air. Food trucks will be available on site.

Friday, October 11 | 6PM
MoonDance Amphitheater | 1152 Monarch St
$2 | Free for ages 5 & under
859.425.2349
FAMILY
SCIENCE FRIDAYS IN THE PLANETARIUM: THE SUN, OUR LIVING STAR
The Living Arts & Science Center
The Sun has shone on our world for four and a half billion years. The light that warms our skin today has been felt by every person who has ever lived. It is our nearest star and our planet’s powerhouse, the source of the energy that drives our winds, our weather and all life. Discover the secrets of our star in this planetarium show and experience never-before-seen images of the Sun’s violent surface in immersive full-dome format.

Run Time: 24:43
Suitable For: General Audiences
Year of Production: 2018

Friday, October 11 | 6PM & 7PM
The Living Arts & Science Center | 362 N Martin Luther King Blvd
$4 BUY NOW
859.252.5222
MUSIC
CUARTETO LATINAMERICO & JIJI
Kentucky Refugee Ministries Lexington
The exciting young guitarist JiJi will join the Cuarteto Latinoamericano, the leading exponent of Latin American music for string quartet since its founding in 1982. This concert benefits Kentucky Refugee Ministries, which provides resettlement services to refugees in order to promote successful integration into our community.

Music for Mission is a unique series that offers concerts given to the community by outstanding musical artists while raising money and awareness for local and regional mission organizations. At each concert, the partnering mission organization makes a presentation to the audience about its work, and an offering is collected. 100% of the offerings received at the concerts is given to the partnering mission organization. 

This performance is presented in partnership with the Chamber Music Society of Lexington.

Sunday, October 13 | 3PM
First Presbyterian Church of Lexington | 171 Market St
859.252.1919
DUENDE FEATURING MANUEL RANGEL
University of Kentucky Wind Symphony
The University of Kentucky Wind Symphony presents Duende - spirited music from Spain, Venezuela, and America, featuring internationally renowned soloist Manuel Alejandro Rangel on maracas. 

This program will include:
La Procession du Rocio by Turina
Duende by Luis Serrano Alarcon,
Danza de los Duendes by Nancy Galbraith
Pataruco - Concerto for Venezuelan Maracas by Ricardo Lorenz. 

Wednesday, October 16 | 7:30PM
Singletary Center for the Arts | 405 Rose St
$10 | $4 for students BUY NOW
859.257.2263
THE KENTUCKIANS AT KEENELAND
The Kentuckians Chorus
Join The Kentuckians as they kick off a day of "racing as it was meant to be" at Keeneland race course. The Kentuckians are honored to continue their tradition of bringing some barbershop magic to the paddock by singing the National Anthem and My Old Kentucky Home. Experience two of central Kentucky's finest traditions - Keeneland's fall meet & the Kentuckians Chorus - together in one location!

Saturday, October 11 | 11:30AM
Keeneland | 4201 Versailles Rd
$5 BUY NOW
859.489.3414
GRITS & SOUL
Red Barn Radio
At the heart of GRITS & SOUL are Anna Kline and John Looney.

For eight years now, the duo has traveled the globe spreading the gospel of Southern sound. 

Directly influenced by the redemptive strains of gospel, the drawling tremolo of rhythm and blues, and the raw twang of rural American life, the duo conjures up the pain and the pleasure of calloused hands, tilled earth and the groove of a steel needle digging into a wax 45. 

Anna and John lend their voices to the rich tradition of Southern songwriters who constantly explore and push the boundaries of American roots music. Their seamless harmonies and stirring melodies will tear your heart in two.  Watch a clip.

Wednesday, October 9 | 7PM
Red Barn Radio | 161 N Mill St
$10 BUY NOW
859.338.7648
MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY
MIHOKO GOTO
WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour
MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY is one of the most accomplished singer songwriters of his generation. Considered as “America’s Cowboy” because of his work to preserve the music and lifestyle of the west, he is also a prolific artist. From his his songs WILDFIRE and GERONIMO’S CADILLAC, CAROLINA IN THE PINES and more his music has crossed from pop to rock, bluegrass to folk and more.  Watch a clip.

MIHOKO GOTO is one of the leading accordionists in Japan, whose unique sound and performing style is highly praised both at home and abroad. Mihoko started playing the piano at the age of five, and at age ten, she took up the accordion. She is an artist with inclination towards classical and east European and Roma music. At the same time, she adheres to and cherishes her own identity, which brings her affection and appreciation towards Japanese music. Audience will be intrigued by Mihoko’s presentation of accordion music – a new genre of collaboration of Japanese and European music on a traditional European instrument.  Watch a clip.

Monday, October 14 | 6:45PM
The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center | 300 E Third St
$10 BUY NOW
859.252.8888
DANCE
CONTRA DANCE WITH CHET GRAY & LEXINGTON OPEN BAND
Lexington Traditional Dance Association
This dance will be called with Larks/Robins. 
Musicians, bring your instruments and sit in with the Open Band!

Admission $8 for adults and $5 for students/ first-timers.
Please bring a water bottle and a snack to share at the break. 

Beginner’s workshop is offered from 7:30 to 8:00pm.

Friday, October 11 | 8PM
Beginners' workshop begins at 7:30PM
Artworks at the Carver School | 522 Patterson St
$8 | $5 for students & first-timers
859.552.5433
MONDAY NIGHT DANCE
LexSwing Dance
LexSwing is a community based organization with weekly swing dances every Monday. Admission is just $5 and includes a beginner lesson or an intermediate practice session; both starting at 7:15.

Social dancing from 8 - 10 to DJ'd music from the Swing Era of the 30's and 40's.

Monday, October 14 | 7PM
Lexswingdance | 649 Price Ave
$5
EXHIBITIONS
DAN SELTER: A MATTER OF THE HEART
Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University
A Matter of the Heart is a celebration of the work, life, and memory of Dan Selter, Professor Emeritus of Art, who taught art at Transylvania for 35 years until his retirement in 2010. Dan was a master ceramist and a brilliant professor, and his art reflected his humorous wit. He inspired countless students to explore the unusual and to find beauty wherever they went.  

Morlan Gallery will have have a variety of Dan Selter's critically acclaimed "Comparative Religions" sculptures for sale, as well as his trademark whimsal figurative works. And we are pleased to offer a one-night-only studio sale of Dan's functional work—mugs, vases, bowls—during the opening reception. Cash, credit and debit cards are accepted. Studio sales items may be taken the night of the reception. Note, inventory is limited!

Through October 11
Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University | 4th St
Monday-Friday, 12PM-6PM
859.233.8142
MELISSA HALL: AFTERMATH
MS Rezny Studio/Gallery
Melissa T. Hall’s photographs are mired in her experience of personal loss and her own substantial brush with mortality. The aftershocks and revelations are expressed in her conceptual photography that utilizes complex settings in unique locations. The final image is a mixed media combination of photograph, encaustic medium, oil paint and pastels.

Through October 12
MS Rezny Studio/Gallery | 903 Manchester St, Ste 170
Tuesday-Friday, 12PM-5PM | Saturday, 1PM-4PM
FREE
859.252.4647
WHAT WE INHABIT
LexArts
Artists from across the Commonwealth interpret their surroundings in many media and from many viewpoints: from above, from below, from the inside; with humor, longing, detachment, wonder, and love.

ARTISTS | Diana Akkila | Don Ament | Richard Bevevino | Susan Crum-Cox | Trace Deaton | John Andrew Dixon | Obiora Embry | Laurie Fader | David Fitts | Beverly Glascock | Sherrie Graham-Greene | Stephen Howell | Darrell Ishmael | Michael Levin | Lori Lipscomb | Dan McGrath | Kasandra McNeil | Judy Mudd | Armand Napier | David Neace | Corie Neumayer | Ashley Parker Owens | Esther Randall | Fran Redmon | E.E. Smith | Sarah Spradlin | Karen Spears Springate | Connie Tucker | Marie Waddell Pearson | Jonathan Ware | Amy Welborn | Mikey Winsor 

Through October 26
LexARts | 161 N Mill St
Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-5PM | Saturday, 12PM-5PM
FREE
859.255.2951
TREES
Christ Church Cathedral
This exhibition features photographs by Guy Mendes and Tom Kimmerer.

Through October 27
Christ Church Cathedral | 166 Market St
Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-4:30PM | Saturday, 8AM-12PM | Sunday, 8AM-7:30PM
FREE
859.254.4497
THE ART OF KENTUCKY: 45 YEARS OF LARKSPUR PRESS
Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University
In a special collaborative exhibition, Morlan Gallery and the Transylvania University Library present The Art of Kentucky: 45 Years of Larkspur Press, a celebration of Larkspur's 45th anniversary. Located on the main floor of the library, The Art of Kentucky explores the significant influence Gray Zeitz’ Larkspur Press has had on printing and literature in Kentucky and beyond. Broadsides, books with Larkspur bindings, books with art bindings of Larkspur content, and letterpress printing equipment will be on display. This exhibition curated by book artist Gabrielle Fox Butler.

Through November 1
Morlan Gallery, Transylvania University | 300 N Broadway
Monday-Friday, 12PM-5PM
FREE
859.233.8142
SEPTEMBER DIENCEPHALON: CHILDREN DANCE ON WATER I WONDER WHY THEY WASH AWAY SOMETIMES
Institute 193
"About a month ago I thought I was never going to be happy. I still make my parents miserable and I keep trying to find a way out of their house so they can be free of me. My depression kept looping, the same thought, the same action. I thought, maybe you have to choose between happiness and truth and that is when I had my five imaginary children and I became happy. When I am with them and they are cared for I am filled with joy. When I see them loving each other in front of me it makes me so happy. I feel happy in those moments, it’s a feeling of right now, right now, I’m happy, this is it, it is happening in this moment, I’m happy right now. They are making me time travel back to the past and I think how good it is to be young. My children made me realize that happiness is certainly not pleasure. They are showing me a childhood I didn’t have and it feels good and for brief moments you forget. Can you delete the past? I think about how life is really, really long. I want us all to live forever. I remember, I find myself saying that at least five times a day. Even though existence is lingering, happiness came into my life because I allowed myself to forget from time to time. But it is hard for a cyborg to forget."
-September Diencephalon

Through November 2
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 28 | 5PM
Institute 193 | 193 N Limestone
Wednesday-Saturday, 11AM-6PM
FREE
270.925.2311
PATRICK ADAMS: TRACES
New Editions Gallery
Drawn to the profound beauty of southeastern France known as the Vaucluse, this current body of work is an extension of the artist's early landscapes and a departure to a freer less defined expression. The large scale paintings radiate with this desire to communicate and share the mysterious beauty and magic of the natural world around us.

Through November 2
New Editions Gallery | 500 W Short St
Tuesday-Saturday, 12PM-6PM
FREE
859.266.2766
PAINT BY NATURE: STREETSIDE
City of Lexington, KY
Get a new perspective on some of Lexington's natural areas, as you see 16 green spaces through the eyes of more than 54 local artists. Drop by to take in the beauty of native plants in the Paint by Nature: Streetside exhibit and to play with the Plant by Numbers interactive game to design your own garden. Light snacks will be provided.

This is part of the Paint by Nature: Streetside series. 

Through November 10
Lexington Public Library | 140 E Main St
Monday-Thursday, 9AM-9PM | Friday, 9AM-6PM | Saturday, 9AM-5PM | Sunday, 1PM-5PM
FREE
859.231.5500
ANDRE PATER: AN AMERICAN JOURNEY
The Headley-Whitney Museum of Art
The Headley-Whitney Museum of Art presents an exciting retrospective exhibit by the finest sporting artist of our time; ANDRE PATER: AN AMERICAN JOURNEY.

Inspired by iconic Route 66, Pater’s travels across America have led to new horizons and forward movement of his artistic journey. This exhibit features 66 works on loan from private collections including equine, sporting and genre, as well as Pater’s most recent Native American works, in celebration of Pater’s 66th juncture.

Through November 17
Headley-Whitney Museum of Art | 4435 Old Frankfort Pike
Friday-Sunday, 10AM-4PM
$10 | $8 for students, military & seniors | Free for children 12 & under
859.255.6653
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
LexArts 161 North Mill Street, Lexington, KY 40507