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October 2015

Celtic Woman

October 7 @ 7:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 W Vine St
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Global music sensation Celtic Woman brings its 10th Anniversary World Tour to Rupp Arena on October 7th. This enchanting musical experience features Celtic Woman performing a treasure chest of traditional Irish standards, classical favorites and contemporary pop songs, in the group’s distinctive signature style.

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South Pacific

October 8 - October 11
Lexington Opera House,
401 West Short Street
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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South Pacific is a musical based on James A. Michener’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1947 book Tales of the South Pacific. Rodgers and Hammerstein believed that they could write a musical based on Michener’s work that would send a strong progressive message on racism.

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Where the Red Fern Grows

October 11 - November 17
Lexington Children’s Theatre,
418 West Short Street
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Performed on the LCT Main Stage October 11 – 17 Based on the book by Wilson Rawls adapted by Brian Guehring Recommended for Ages 8 and up Best friends come in all shapes and sizes. They make you laugh, are always ready to have some fun, and protect you when you’re in need of protecting. Billy Coleman’s best friends, Old Dan and Little Ann, just happen to be four-legged. This award winning story about life’s growing pains will remind you…

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Motley Crue: The Final Tour

October 11 @ 7:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 W Vine St
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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With very special guest: ALICE COOPER Iconic rock band Mötley Crüe announced today the details of their final addition of North American dates. Included in the select new shows will be a performance in Lexington, KY at Rupp Arena on Sunday, October 11. With 34 North American dates on the last leg of their “Final Tour” to mark the 34 years that the band has been together.

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Big Blue Madness

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 W Vine St
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Big Blue Madness, the unofficial tip-off to the 2015-16 men’s and women’s basketball seasons, has been set for Oct. 16 in Rupp Arena.  The ticket distribution will take place on Friday, Oct. 2. Tickets are free again this year for the annual spectacle in Rupp Arena, which will feature introductions of both the men’s and women’s basketball teams, practice drills, videos, and more.

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Dance Out Loud

October 17 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm
Lexington Opera House,
401 West Short Street
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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This performance displays the extensive repertoire that Artistic Director, Luis Dominguez, has established for the Lexington Ballet throughout the years.

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Pelicans vs. Kings

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 W Vine St
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The NBA’s New Orleans Pelicans and Sacramento Kings will play a pre-season game at Rupp Arena on October 17th. The game will feature the return to Lexington of former UK stars Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans along with Rajon Rondo, DeMarcus Cousins and Willie Cauley-Stein of the Sacramento Kings. Taking place the day after UK Baskeball’s annual Big Blue Madness, the game will help tip off the basketball season for Big Blue Nation and provide a unique opportunity to be…

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Emmy Lou Harris & Rodney Crowell

October 18 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
401 West Short Street
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The volunteers of the Troubadour Concert Series and Highbridge Spring Water are excited to present an evening with EMMYLOU HARRIS and RODNEY CROWELL, on stage together at the Opera House Sunday Oct 18.

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Ball Homes Night of Hope

October 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lexington Opera House,
401 West Short Street
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Ball Homes Night of Hope will include music from the University of Kentucky Opera Theater, powerful client stories and our featured speaker, television journalist Laurie Dhue, former CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News anchor and founder of Laurie Dhue Media.

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The Feeders’ Cup Invitational

October 24
Whitaker Bank Ballpark,
207 Legends Way
Lexington, KY 40505 United States
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The Feeders’ Cup Invitational is an Inaugural event to find the best food trucks in Kentucky and the Tri-state area. The Feeders’ Cup is the first event of the week-long Breeder’s Cup Festival Week.  Winning Trucks will be selected by a panel of judges and by the crowds.  The judges will do a blind tasting earlier in the day to count for 50% of the vote and then the public will vote for their favorite trucks in the categories:  Best Sweet, Best…

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Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show

October 24 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Rupp Arena,
430 W Vine St
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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 FEATURING CELEBRITY CHEF CARLA HALL Now in its seventh year, the Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show is the event of the year for everyone who loves food, cooking and entertaining. This year’s show will feature two cooking presentations by celebrity chef Carla Hall, in the Celebrity Kitchen Theatre located in Rupp Arena.

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I Dedicate this Ride, The Life and Times of Isaac Murphy

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lyric Theater & Cultural Arts Center,
300 East Third Street
Lexington, KY 40508 United States
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Affrilachian poet Frank X Walker’s play about Kentucky Derby-winning jockey Isaac Murphy, will be presented at the Lyric Theatre, along with a discussion by Pellom McDaniels, author of The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy.

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Kentucky for Kentucky 5K Fun Run and Walk

October 25 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Kentucky Horse Park,
4089 Iron Works Pike
Lexington, KY 40511 United States
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Dress like your favorite Kentuckian (for $1,000 prize) or just come and run/walk the beautiful 25-furlong course (3.1 miles) at the Kentucky Horse Park. Enjoy the tree-lined trail leading through the heart of the park with friends and family.

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Thriller Parade

October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Downtown Lexington,
Short Street at Limestone
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The world’s largest reenactment of the Michael Jackson’s epic video winds it way through downtown Lexington. Come and join 1,500 zombies and dancers at one of the country’s most unique events.

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Sunrise Trackside at Keeneland

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Keeneland Race Course,
4201 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY 40510 United States
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Catch all the early morning action trackside at Keeneland as the Breeders’ Cup contenders put in final preparations for the World’s Championships. Free and open to the public, there will be breakfast and guest commentary all week as the horses workout on the track.

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Blue/White Game

October 27
Rupp Arena,
430 W Vine St
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Kentucky has both the most all-time wins and the highest all-time winning percentage in the history of college basketball. Kentucky also leads all schools in total NCAA tournament appearances with 54, is first in NCAA tournament wins with 120, and ranks second to UCLA in NCAA championships with 8. In addition to these titles, Kentucky also has won the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) in both 1946 and 1976, making them the only school to win multiple NCAA and NIT championships.

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Kentucky Crafted

October 28 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Livery,
238 E Main St
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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The Kentucky Arts Council presents an exceptional opportunity: a curated shopping experience at the Livery, conveniently located in downtown Lexington. This one-of-a-kind event features fine art and craft by top Kentucky artists, in a comfortable, rustic setting. Don’t miss the chance to take home a unique souvenir from your visit to the Kentucky Blue Grass!

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Bourbon Backstretch – Master Distillers’ Night

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Livery,
238 E Main St
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Bourbon Backstretch – Master Distillers’ Night, presented by the Kentucky Bourbon Trail©: There’s nothing that says “Kentucky” more than fine Bourbon and fast horses. Join the members and Master Distillers of the world-renowned Kentucky Bourbon Trail® tour and sample the best Bourbon that the Bluegrass has to offer. Join the Kentucky Bourbon Trail(R) tour and its member distilleries for a classic crop of curated Bourbons and cocktails at the Bourbon Backstretch—your best chance to enjoy a deep field of champion whiskies poured by the…

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Equestrian Films at The Kentucky Theatre

October 28 @ 7:15 pm - October 29 @ 9:15 pm
Kentucky Theatre,
214 E Main St
Lexington, KY 40507 United States
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Enjoy special feature equestrian films at the historic Kentucky Theatre, located in downtown Lexington. Built in 1922, the Kentucky Theatre is a familiar landmark to generations of Lexingtonians. It’s richly ornamented walls and glowing stained glass fixtures have hosted gala events and entertained overflowing crowds.  Patrons can take advantage of special admission price of $6.00 for all tickets for this exclusive feature.

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Oliver Lewis Way Bridge Lighting and Fireworks

October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Paying tribute to the great rider, join local officials and members of the Breeders’ Cup jockey colony as the public art display goes live for the first night on the Oliver Lewis Bridge. A firework show and celebration continues after in the burgeoning Distillery District.

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