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Special Event: Horse Racing, History/Science
Man O' War: The Mostest Horse That Ever Was
He is an American icon, born in Kentucky, who would go on to capture the country's imagination as well as 20 of 21 starts in his racing career. To celebrate his 100th anniversary, the Kentucky Horse Park is creating a yearlong Man o' War celebration. There...
Kentucky Horse Park
Lexington, KY

Thu 8/17/17 - Wed 11/1/17 at 9am-5pm
Special Event: Equestrian
Legends of the Saddlebred World: The Lives & Times of Tom & Donna Moore
Tom and Donna Moore were innovators and game changers in the Saddlebred industry, both as a team and separately. They put together several dynasties of show horses never before matched by a public training stable, and their names are synonymous with world’...
Kentucky Horse Park
Lexington, KY

Thu 8/17/17 - Sat 12/30/17 at 8am-5pm
Special Event: Museum, Equestrian, Horse Racing
The Journey Continues: Preston Dyer’s Bedouin Experience
The International Museum of the Horse follows the journey of Preston Dyer as he embarks on the second leg of his trip to the Middle East to seek out Arabian bloodstock to bring back to America. Come see the dramatic photo-documentation of Preston Dyer and ...
Kentucky Horse Park – International Museum of the Horse
Lexington, KY

Thu 8/17/17 - Fri 3/30/18 at 9am-5pm
Art: Art Show
MIX IT UP!
It’s time to MIX IT UP! Join us for a summer gathering of new work by Gallery artists. Opening Friday, July 21st for Gallery Hop and remaining up through September 2nd.
New Editions Gallery
Lexington, KY

Thu 8/17/17 - Sat 9/2/17
Art: Art Show, Gallery, Drawings/Works on Paper, Mixed Media, Sculpture, Ceramics/Pottery, Painting, Photography
NotBIG (4) the Exhibit: A Juried Small Arts Competition
Local and National Artists Chosen as Finalists Awards and Artist Reception, August 4th, 5-8pm, 2017 M S Rezny Studio/Gallery is pleased to announce the finals in the national small arts juried competition notBIG(4) The Exhibit. There was no intended...
M.S. Rezny Studio/Gallery
Lexington, KY

Thu 8/17/17 - Thu 8/31/17 at 12pm-5pm
Special Event: Community Event, Tour
Tour of Remodeled Homes
It's a great time to remodel! The Tour of Remodeled Homes on August 26-27 is your chance to gather ideas and view the workmanship of BIA Professional Remodelers. Homeowners throughout Lexington and Central Kentucky will open their doors to showcase their p...
Building Industry Association of Central Kentucky
Lexington, KY

Thu 8/17/17 - Sun 8/27/17
Sports: Equestrian
Bluegrass Festival Horse Show
The Bluegrass Festival Horse Show is a 6-day hunter/jumper show, and is a part of the Kentucky Horse Show 2017 series. This event draws local riders, international riders and even former Olympians. This is also a World Champion Hunter Rider Event and featu...
Kentucky Horse Park
Lexington, KY

Thu 8/17/17 - Sun 8/20/17 at 8am-5pm
Art: Art Show, Museum
Southern Accent: Seeking The American South In Contemporary Art
Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art is the first contemporary art exhibition to question and explore in-depth the complex and contested space of the American South. One needs to look no further than literature, cuisine and music...
Speed Art Museum
Louisville, KY

Thu 8/17/17 - Sat 8/19/17 at 10am
Sun 8/20/17 at 12pm
Tue 8/22/17 - Sat 8/26/17 at 10am
Sun 8/27/17 at 12pm
Tue 8/29/17 - Sat 9/2/17 at 10am
Art: Art Show, Museum
Ai Weiwei: Circle Of Animals Zodiac Heads
i Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads is comprised of twelve animals derived from the Chinese astrological calendar of years, weeks, and hours. The design of these heads was inspired by a specific source: an elaborate fountain created in the 1700s for ...
Speed Art Museum
Louisville, KY

Thu 8/17/17 - Sat 8/19/17 at 10am
Sun 8/20/17 at 12pm
Wed 8/23/17 - Sat 8/26/17 at 10am
Sun 8/27/17 at 12pm
Wed 8/30/17 - Sat 9/2/17 at 10am
Special Event: Social Event
Free Coffee for Teachers - Happy 1st Week of School!
Shakespeare & Co. want to thank all the teachers and faculty for their commitment to educating our future leaders. Between Wednesday, August 16th and Sunday, August 20th we will have free coffee for teachers and faculty with their faculty ID. Available...
Shakespeare & Co. Hamburg
Lexington, KY

Thu 8/17/17 - Sun 8/20/17
Art: Art Show, Museum
Southern Elegy: Photography From The Stephen Reily Collection
The Speed Art Museum is pleased to present Southern Elegy: Photography from the Stephen Reily Collection, an exhibition of photographs from the Louisville-based collection of Stephen Reily. Reflecting the complex history of the American South, the images i...
Speed Art Museum
Louisville, KY

Thu 8/17/17 - Sat 8/19/17 at 10am
Sun 8/20/17 at 12pm
Wed 8/23/17 - Sat 8/26/17 at 10am
Sun 8/27/17 at 12pm
Wed 8/30/17 - Sat 9/2/17 at 10am
Art: Art Show, Museum
The Wonderland Museum: Hidden Marvels From The Speed's Collection
To mark the Speed’s 90th anniversary in 2017, Wonderland Museum plumbs the museum’s collection to reveal curious treasures of art and history, many of which have rarely been on view. Ranging from historical marvels to very personal mementoes, these objects...
Speed Art Museum
Louisville, KY

Thu 8/17/17 - Sat 8/19/17 at 10am
Sun 8/20/17 at 12pm
Wed 8/23/17 - Sat 8/26/17 at 10am
Sun 8/27/17 at 12pm
Wed 8/30/17 - Sat 9/2/17 at 10am
Music: Blues, Funk, Jazz, Rock
Ana Popovic
Ana Popovic is a blues guitarist and singer. Born in Belgrade, Serbia, and now living in Memphis, Popovic has performed all over the world. NPr praised her "fiery technique" shortly after the release of her 2013 album, "Can You Stand the Heat."
Taft Theatre
Cincinnati, OH

Thu 8/17/17 at 8pm
Special Event: Gardening, Volunteer Event
Arboretum Native Plants Volunteer Opportunity
Help the Native Plants staff care for the Walk Across Kentucky Collection by planting trees, shrubs and perennial plants, maintaining mulched trails, tending the grounds by weeding, mulching, removing invasives and other tasks.
The Arboretum (State Botanical Garden of Kentucky)
Lexington, KY

Thu 8/17/17 at 10am-12pm
Thu 8/24/17 at 10am-12pm
Thu 8/31/17 at 10am-12pm
Thu 9/7/17 at 10am-12pm
Thu 9/14/17 at 10am-12pm
Music: Indie, Pop
Belle and Sebastian
This indie pop band hails from Glasgow, Scotland.
Iroquois Amphitheater
Louisville, KY

Thu 8/17/17 at 8pm
Dance: Class/Workshop, World Dance, Health & Wellness/Nutrition
Belly Dance Classes at Arabesque World Dance
Come learn BELLY DANCE at Lexingtons premier dance studio! Traditional belly dance classes are taught by Safiya Nawaar and cover basics for beginners through advanced. Classes include Intro to Belly Dance, FUNdamentals, Technique & Combos, Choreography, St...
Arabesque World Dance
Lexington, KY

Thu 8/17/17 at 6:30pm-7:30pm
Thu 8/24/17 at 6:30pm-7:30pm
Thu 8/31/17 at 6:30pm-7:30pm
Thu 9/7/17 at 6:30pm-7:30pm
Thu 9/14/17 at 6:30pm-7:30pm
Music: Jazz, Live Music in Bar/Club
Blue Groove Jazz
Thursday Night Jazz @ Nellie Burton's Steakhouse, 120 S. 4th St. Danville
Nelly Burton's Steakhouse & Sports Bar
Danville, KY

Thu 8/17/17 at 7pm-9:30pm
Thu 8/24/17 at 7pm-9:30pm
Thu 8/31/17 at 7pm-9:30pm
Thu 9/7/17 at 7pm-9:30pm
Thu 9/14/17 at 7pm-9:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings
BOOK TALK AND SIGNING with Kassi Underwood, author of May Cause Love: An Unexpected Journey of Enlightenment After Abortion
Lexington native Kassi Underwood comes to town to discuss May Cause Love as well as the lessons her abortion taught her about how to live and the book drive to put copies of her memoir into every women's shelter, prison, and rehab in the United States and ...
Joseph-Beth Booksellers
Lexington, KY

Thu 8/17/17 at 6:30pm-7:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Brown Bag Book Discussion
An informal discussion group focusing on literature by and about women. Be prepared to buy or check out from the library the works selected. Contact the Carnegie Center for the updated book list.
Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning
Lexington, KY

Thu 8/17/17 at 12pm-1pm
Thu 8/24/17 at 12pm-1pm
Music: Musical, Cover/Tribute Band/Performer, Pop, Rock
Decades Rewind
"Decades Rewind" takes audiences on a trip down melody lane, featuring over 60 songs blended into medleys from the most prominent decades in pop music history, the 1960s through '80s. An eight-piece band and six vocalists are surrounded by rock 'n' roll st...
Aronoff Center
Cincinnati, OH

Thu 8/17/17 at 7:30pm
Fri 8/18/17 at 7:30pm
    

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