tadoo list – Arts & Culture Calendar August 2022


The Days in Between: A Celebration of Jerry Garcia. August 6. In honor of what would have been Jerry Garcia’s 80th birthday, Lexington Grateful Dead tribute band Born Cross-Eyed hosted a tribute to the legendary frontman’s life and work. 8 p.m. The Burl, 475 Thompson Road. www.theburlky.com

John Hiatt and the Goners. August 14. Master lyricist and satirical storyteller, John Hiatt delivers songs filled with stories of redemption, relationships and abandonment on his own terms. 8 p.m. Lexington Opera House, 401 W. Short St. www.lexingtonoperahouse.com

A Queen’s Night. August 16. This year, Gary Mullen & The Works will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their world-renowned live concert paying tribute to the theatrics, showmanship and music of Rock & Roll Hall Of Famers Queen. 7:00 p.m. Lexington Opera House, 401 W. Short St. www.lexingtonoperahouse.com

Pigeons playing ping pong. August 18. The Baltimore quartet’s latest album, ‘Presto,’ is their most sophisticated and cheerful collection to date, drawing from funk to rock to electronic music as it builds on the live energy of the group and reached new heights of emotional and technical maturity. 7:30 p.m. (outdoor show). The Bramble, 475 Thompson Road. www.theburlky.com

Relaxed country picker with Ernie Clark. August 19. A surreal musical experience combining ’70s-style country music, classic rock guitar and mountain sensibility, Kentucky selector Laid Back and drummer Honey follow a philosophy centered on “playing good country music and treating everyone right.” They will be joined by Ernie Clark and the Magnificent Bastards, the hillbilly rock ‘n’ rollers of Grand Rapids. 9 p.m. Al’s Bar, 601 N. Limestone. www.facebook.com/alsbarlexington


Isaac Couch: Hands down. On view until August 12. Inspired by the quilters of Gee’s Bend, Alabama, and contemporary quilters and weavers, this exhibit contrasts the harsh realities of labor with soft fabrics, quilts and weaves – commonly associated with comfort and decoration – for push back the traditional ideas of work. Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 12-5 p.m. Lexington Art League at Loudoun House, 209 Castlewood Drive. www.lexingtonartleague.org

Forest art fair. August 20-21. Lexington Art League and Lexington Parks and Recreation present the 46th annual Woodland Art Fair, an extremely popular event that has received several national, regional and local accolades. Dozens of local, regional and national artists will set up tents in Woodland Park to display and sell their wares; Live music, food trucks and beer vendors will also be there. 10am-6pm Sat; 10am-5pm Sun. Woodland Park, 601 E. High St. www.woodlandartfair.org

Garden party. Presented until September 3. Featuring works inspired by the abundant beauty of our spring and summer gardens, this exhibition includes new works by Carlos Gamez de Francisco, Philip High, Marlene London, Mary Rezny, Dawna Scripps, Patricia Baldwin Seggebruch and Becky Simmermacher. . Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. New Editions Gallery, 500 W. Short St. neweditionsgallery.com

Rebuild a city. To discover until October 3. This exhibition features work produced by Hannah Allen during a year-long artist residency with CivicLex and the Lexington-Fayette County Urban Government. For this project, the artist has partnered with the city’s Department of Finance, creatively translating our city’s financial issues through quilt and textile arts for the exhibit. Fri: noon-8pm; Saturday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center (Community Gallery) 141 E. Main St.

Mortal Coil: James “Son Ford” Thomas and David Farris. To discover until November 26th. This exhibition brings together two accomplished musicians whose unique visual art focuses on the human body. James “Son Ford” Thomas (1926-1993) grew up in Mississippi and learned to play blues guitar by listening to the radio. His work as a gravedigger had a profound effect on his clay sculptures of animals, busts and skulls, often adorned with teeth, hair, beads and foil. David Farris is a Lexington-based drummer, member of several local bands, and former longtime DJ for Lexington college radio station WRFL. He maintains an active drawing practice, altering newspaper images of sporting events in ink and filling notebooks with line drawings and animation sequences. Gallery hours: Tue-Fri. : 10am-5pm; Saturday: 12 p.m.-5 p.m. University of Kentucky Museum of Art at Singletary Center, 405 Rose St. finearts.uky.edu/art-museum


Classic summer movie series. For nearly two decades, the Kentucky Theater has presented classic movies every Wednesday from late May through early September. The series has proven to be a perennial favorite, offering something for every movie fan. This month’s movie lineup includes “Stand By Me” (August 3), “The Man Who Knew Too Much” (August 10), “West Side Story” (August 17), “Shakespeare in Love” (24 August) and “The Godfather” (August 31) Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. The Kentucky Theatre, 214 E. Main St. www.kentuckytheatre.org

Lexington Theater Company: “Chicago”. August 4-7. Local theater company The Lex, which specializes in providing a professional theatrical experience to Lexington audiences and actors, presents an adaptation of “Chicago”, Broadway’s second longest-running show. Murder, mayhem and “All That Jazz” abound in the Broadway classic, which features a raucous score by John Kander and Fred Ebb, and a book by Bob Fossé and Fred Ebb. 7:30 p.m. from Thursday to Saturday; 1 p.m. matinees on Sat. and Sunday. Lexington Opera House, 401 W. Short St. www.lexingtonoperahouse.com

Craft fair in the village of Shaker. August 6-7. This annual event features an assortment of crafts including pottery, jewelry, glassware, woven rugs, needlework, basketry, leatherwork, floral designs and Shaker reproductions. Attendees can also enjoy the Shaker Village Bar, live music, and food trucks. 10am-5pm Sat. and Sun. 3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg. www.shakervillageky.org

Future of fashion. August 6. Rescheduled from March 2020, this event is a celebration of Central Kentucky’s fashion designers, models, artists and creative community. 6:30 p.m. The Thoroughbred Center, 3380 Paris Brochet. www.futureoffashionky.com

The drunk vintage flea market. August 13. This family-friendly, dog-friendly indoor/outdoor market brings together more than 50 vintage vendors in The Burl’s parking lot, alongside the Distillery District’s new outdoor bar and rooftop terrace. Food will be available from a handful of food trucks and the Kismet kitchen. 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Burl, 475 Thompson Road. www.theburlky.com

Picnic with the Pops: “Dancin’ in the Streets: The Music of Motown.” August 13. At this long-running Lexington event, held on the Keeneland Lawn near Keene Barn, patrons will celebrate a night of classic Motown music under the stars with hits from Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder and more, performed by the Lexington Philharmonic with special guest artists. Picnic dinners are encouraged; advance tickets are required. The meadow at Keene Barn, Keeneland, 4201 Versailles Road. www.lexpops.com

Incursions for four. August 26. How does a composer learn to write for string quartet? This event, presented by Amadeus Lex, will explore the origins of this popular ensemble and how generations of composers have learned from each other. A performance featuring Mozart’s Haydn Quartet and Robert Schumann’s Third – one of his earliest chamber music explorations – will also be presented. 7:30 p.m. St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church, 1891 Parker’s Mill Road. www.amadeuslex.com

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