The photo exhibit “Face Value: Photographs by Doris Ulmann and Andy Warhol” will open March 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of Kentucky Art Museum. Separated by a half century, Ulmann (1882-1934) and Warhol (1928-1987) had profound aesthetic and philosophical differences, yet shared surprising common ground. Face Value is a unique opportunity to see their work together, revealing distinct approaches to portraiture, constructions of identity, and conceptions of art, class, and society. The exhibit will continue through April 23.
The annual Southeastern Theatre Conference will bring over 4,000 members of the theatre community to the Lexington Convention Center on March 1-5 for theatre workshops, keynotes, performance festivals, auditions, college recruiting, job interviews, and more at the Lexington Convention Center. For more information, go to www.setc.org
Liberty Road Faith Fellowship will host Ash Wednesday services on Wednesday, March 1 at 6:15 p.m. as the beginning of the 40-day period known as Lent and leading up to Easter Sunday on April 16. The laity of the church are hosting the service, led by Dr. Carolyn Purcell. the Rev. Richard Dwyer, minister of music and organist, will assist. For more information, go to libertyroadfaithfellowship.com.
Thursday, March 2
Viola Davis, the award-winning actress currently starring in “How to Get Away with Murder,” will be the Speak Blue speaker 8 p.m., March 2, at the Singletary Center for the Arts Concert Hall. Tickets are free for students and can be picked up at the Singletary Center ticket office. Students are permitted to purchase up to four tickets with four valid student IDs. Tickets are also free for faculty and staff. General public tickets are available at the ticket office or online at www.scfatickets.com.
Friday, March 3
Tails and Ales 2017, a fund-raiser for the Lexington Humane Society, will be held Friday, March 3, from 7 until 9 p.m. at the Griffin Gate Marriott. This is the tenth annual Tails & Ales beer-tasting fundraiser. This fun beer-tasting also features snacks and live music. Dress is business casual. Personal pets are not permitted at this event. For more information, go to www.lexingtonhumanesociety.org/events/tails-ales-2017
The Blue Grass Trust’s 2017 Antiques and Garden Show will be held Friday, March 3 at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena, starting at 10 a.m. Drs. Jim and Bonnie Tanner will be the honorary co-chairs for 2017. The keynote speaker is designer Amanda Nisbet. She will be featured at a luncheon lecture on Friday, March 3.
The Lexington Hearing and Speech Center will host the fifth-annual “Frankel: Cocktails & Casino Night” event Friday, March 3, starting at 7:30 p.m. the LHSC will celebrate its mission in a fun and unique way at The Carrick House in Lexington. The event will feature casino games, silent auctions, and hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. For more information, go to www.lhscky.org
Comedian Henry Cho will perform starting Friday, March 3 at Comedy Off Broadway, starting at 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. Cho will also perform Saturday, March 4 at 7:15 and 9:45 p.m.
The Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library will present “Sticks in the Stacks” Friday, March 3 from 4 until 6 p.m. Looking for a place to work on your latest knitting or crochet project? New to working with needles and hooks? Join like-minded crafters in the Makerspace for some crafty fun! Knitting needles, crochet hooks, and some yarn provided, but feel free to bring your own favorites or current project. The presented will be Eden Grey.
Saturday, March 4
The University of Kentucky Art Museum will host a “Studio 54 Costume Party” March 4 at 7:30 p.m. Host Barbara Rubin invites the public to get the inner Andy Warhol, Grace Jones, or Liza Minnelli on. This costume party will capture the spirit of the infamous Studio 54, where celebrities and wannabes came to be their fabulous selves. For more information, go to www.finearts.uky.edu/art-museum/events.
Monster Jam, a live event on four wheels where world-class drivers compete in both monster truck racing and freestyle competitions, will be held Saturday, March 4 at Rupp Arena, starting at 7:30 p.m. Monster Jam combines spontaneous entertainment with the off-road, motorsport competition. Monster Jam features the most recognizable trucks in the world including Grave Digger, Max-DTM, El Toro Loco, Monster Mutt and many more.
The Saint Joseph Berea Foundation’s Gala for Healing and Hope will be held Saturday, March 4 from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at the The Churchill Company, 100 Churchill Drive, Berea. The gala committee is hard at work to create a memorable evening supporting the mission of Saint Joseph Berea. The event will feature dinner, dancing and music by ENCORE of Lexington, as well as a silent auction. For more information, go to www.kentuckyonehealth.org/the-gala-for-healing-hope.
Join the Lexington Humane Society at the inaugural Ernie’s Bacon Run 5K on Saturday, March 4 at 8:45 a.m. at Spindletop Hall in north Lexington. In addition to the 5K, there will be a Little Bacon Kids 1K at 8:30 a.m. The race will honor Ernie Peel, longtime local runner who has helped hundreds and hundreds of Central Kentuckians find their love of running. The race will benefit the Lexington Humane Society. Walkers, strollers and dogs on leashes are welcomed to participate in the 5K. For more information, go to www.lexingtonhumanesociety.org
Read Across America will honor Dr. Seuss’ 113th birthday with a special event Saturday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fayette Mall. The Fayette County Education Association, the Fayette County Education Support Professionals Association, and the Fayette County Public Schools present the eighth-annual “Read Across America” event to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ 113th birthday and the love of reading. The event will take place in front of Dilliards. The event features celebrity readers; photo opportunities with the Cat in the Hat, Thing 1, and Thing 2; and goodie bags for children.
Sunday, March 5
Medium Cindy Kaza will be performing Sunday, March 5 at Comedy Off Broadway, starting at 7:15 p.m. For more information, go to http://comedyoffbroadway.com.
Bridal Fest will be held Sunday, March 5 from noon until 4 p.m at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton at 2601 Richmond Road. The show will feature top wedding professionals in the area. Sample cakes, view invitations, get ideas for your wedding and much more. There will be door prizes and aisle-after-aisle of exhibits. There will be over $15,000 in grand prizes and door prizes. There will be a Fun Cake Dive and swag gags for first 200 brides.
Monday, March 6
WoodSongs Old Time Radio Hour will present John Michael Montgomery/ John Oates in concert Monday, March 6, at 6:45 p.m. in the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center. Oates is one half of the best-selling duo of all time, Hall & Oates. Montgomery shot to stardom with his double-platinum hit album “Life’s A Dance.” The romantic balladeer has won over the hearts of millions with his chart-topping songs.
The Eastside Branch of the Lexington Public Library will host “Introduction to E-Book Writing” Monday, March 6 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Join VaShaun Nicole Enterprises Publishing House for an introductory course where organizers will show you how to take your ideas and work toward a manuscript.
Wednesday, March 8
Liberty Road Faith Fellowship will host “The Drama of Revelation” each Wednesday in March. This study will be led by the Rev. Jim Hensley in Kearns Hall. For more information or to make reservations, call 859.277.0420.
American Bandmasters Association Concert series will take place Wednesday, March 8 through Friday, March 10. Several performances will be held at the Singletary Center for the Arts. All concerts are free and open to the public however, tickets are required for the United States Marine Band concert on Friday, March 10. Tickets can be obtained by contacting the Singletary Center for the Arts at 859-257-4929 or by www.finearts.uky.edu/singletary-center.
The book “The Kentucky and the Great War: World War I on the Home Front” will be discussed Wednesday, March 8 from 7 until 8:30 p.m. at the Beaumont Branch of the Lexington Public Library. Author David J. Bettez provides the first comprehensive analysis of the impact of the Great War on Bluegrass society, politics, economy, and culture, contextualizing the state’s involvement within the national experience. For more information, call 859.379.0079.
Thursday, March 9
The Construction Industry Appreciation Dinner will be held Thursday, March 9 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the The Campbell House. The event is designed to honor and recognize some of the individuals and companies who are champions for women in construction, education, community development, and professional integrity. For more information, go to www.lexbgnawic.org.
Liberty Road Faith Fellowship will host a Women of Faith meeting with Rachel Jones and Charlotte Krasinski serving as co-hostesses on Thursday, March 9, starting at 7 p.m. For more information, go to libertyroadfaithfellowship.com.
Friday, March 10
The Jay and Silent Bob Get Old Show will be live at Lexington Center Friday, March 10 at 8 p.m. The duo of Jay & Silent Bob are back. Film icons Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes made history and fans all over the world with the characters Jay & Silent Bob from the movies Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back and Clerks 2. For more information, go to www.smodcast.com/events/
2017 Lexington Comic and Toy Convention will be held Friday, March 10 through Sunday, March 12 at the Lexington Convention Center. With attendance of over 25,000 in 2016, LCTC is becoming the midwest’s most popular weekend of geekery. There will be comics, toys, magazines, gaming, horror, anime, movies, art, and music. For more information, go to www.exingtoncomiccon.com
Black Stone Cherry will perform Friday, March 10 at the Manchester Music Hall, starting at 8 p.m For more information, go to www.manchestermusichall.com.
Saturday, March 11
The Shamrock Shuffle 3K will be held Saturday, March 11 and begins at 8 a.m. at the Lexington Civic Center. Walk, shuffle or run in the 11th Annual Shamrock Shuffle 3K. The race is sponsored by Lexington Habitat for Humanity in downtown Lexington at the Lexington Civic Center. Registration will be in the food court area. Registration is at www.ShamrockShuffle3K.com.
Lexington Saint Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival will be held Saturday, March 11 in downtown Lexington. The events are part of an all-day celebration that begins at 8 a.m. with the annual Shamrock Shuffle to benefit Lexington Habitat for Humanity. At 11 a.m., the annual “Blessing of the Keg” at the Alltech tents in Cheapside Park kicks off the free day-long Irish festival. The parade begins at 1 p.m. and goes down Main Street from Midland Avenue to Mill Street.
The University of Kentucky Art Museum will host a Family Day Workshop on Saturday, March 11 at noon. Museum director Stuart Horodner and preparator/photographer Alan Rideout lead a portrait session using Polaroid Cameras, inspired by the Face Value exhibition. All ages are welcome and materials provided.
Winter Jam returns to Rupp Arena Saturday, March 11 at 6 p.m. The concert will be hosted by Newsong, and includes Crowder, Britt Nicole, Tenth Avenue North, Andy Mineo, Sadie Robertson, Colton Dixon, Thousand Foot Krutch, Newsong and more. For more information, go to www.2017.jamtour.com
The Homes from the Heart Gala will be held Saturday, March 11 from 6:30 until 9:30 p.m. at the Signature Club of Lansdowne. For ticket information, go to www.eventbrite.com. The event is presented by by Catalyst Resources International.
AC2: An Intimate Evening With Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen will be held Saturday, March 11 at 8 p.m. in the Louisville Palace in Louisville.
Sunday, March 12
Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras 69th Season Teen Arts Festival will be held Sunday, March 12, starting at 3:30 p.m. at the SCFA Concert Hall and Recital Hall. The Teen Arts Festival will feature multiple performances throughout the day.
Odd Squad Live will be held Sunday, March 12 at 2 p.m. in the Norton Center for the Arts. Attention Odd Squad fans, there is oddness in your town and Ms. O needs you to help solve it. For more information, go to www.nortoncenter.com.
Decades Rewind, a new theatrical music journey, rewinding through 30 years of the greatest music. Get ready to have your memories brought to life by an eight-piece band and six vocalists; surrounded by concert stage lighting, poignant videography of American culture, and over 100 period specific costume changes of the 60s, 70s and 80s. The show will be held Sunday, March 12 at the Lexington Opera House, starting at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, March 14
The Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball Awards Ceremony will be held Tuesday, March 14, from 6 until 10 p.m. at Lexington Center. Come witness history the 2017 Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketbal winners are announced. For more information, visit the official Mr. and Miss Kentucky Basketball website or follow us on Facebook or Twitter. Print and bring your tickets to the event. Groups who wish to purchase a table of 10 please call KLEF directly at 502-583-0564 to reserve a table.
Wednesday, March 15
What is “On The Table,”? On The Table is series of events, all held on March 15, designed to foster conversations and community engagement from voices throughout the city. Join your friends and neighbors to share your ideas for the future Wednesday, March 15 on Wednesday, March15 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Your conversations will inform the city’s comprehensive plan, a 20-year planning document which guides the city’s growth and development, as well as Blue Grass Community Foundation’s philanthropic mission. For more information, visit www.bgcf.org/onthetable.
Rockin’ Road to Dublin combines the art of an Irish dance show, the power of a rock-n-roll concert, all with the finish of a Broadway theatrical production. Starring champion Irish dancers Scott Doherty and Ashley Smith, the cast includes 14 dancers, eight musicians and two vocalists. Performance starts at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15 at the Lexington Opera House. Tickets can be purchase at Box Office, by phone 859-233-4567 or lexingtonoperahouse.com.
Friday, March 17
Kentucky Ballet Theatre: Urban Dancers new spring program will revisit the Downtown Arts Center for an intimate and cultured performance featuring a wide range of choreographies and the talent of the professional dancers through their athletic artistry. There will be performances on March 17 at 7 p.m.; March 18 at 7 p.m.; and March 19 at 2 p.m. To purchase tickets: www.kyballet.com or call 859-252-5245.
Bowl For Kids’ Sake fund-raising event will be held Friday, March 17 from 3 until 5 p.m. at Collins Bowling. Dress up in your favorite decade-themed attire and join others in raising money for more than 500 children in the Big Brothers Big sisters Program, while also celebrating the 60 year anniversary. Form a team of four or five, and bowl for a cause while enjoying food, drinks, and themed prizes.
Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park will be presented Friday, March 17 at 8 p.m. at the Lexington Opera House. For tickets, go to www.lexingtonoperahouse.com
The Confucius Institute at the University of Kentucky will share art work that reveals Chinese culture in the Carnegie Center’s Bottoms Gallery on Friday, March 17 from 5 until 8 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
Norah Jones will bring her Day Breaks World tour to the Palace Theater in Louisville on Friday, March 17 at 8 p.m.
Several galleries in the downtown Lexington area will take part in the Friday, March 17 Gallery Hop. During the LexArts HOP, thousands of locals and visitors alike converge on downtown Lexington to celebrate art throughout the evening with new gallery exhibitions, special events, and food and drinks at supporting venues. With dozens of galleries and non-traditional exhibit spaces, the LexArts HOP is arguably Lexington’s most anticipated visual arts celebration. Patrons begin at one of nearly 50 locations and visit as many or as few participating venues as they would like. Though many shops, galleries and supporting venues are open earlier, the official HOP hours are 5 to 8 p.m. with many restaurants, bars and other non-traditional venues staying open considerably later. Pick up your HOP guide at ArtPlace, 161 North Mill Street, or visit GalleryHopLex.com for venue information and an interactive map.
Saturday, March 18
SOS Perfect 10 Miler Race will be held Saturday, March 18 at Mount Brilliant Farm, 3314 Huffman Mill Pike, starting at 9 a.m. Registration is open at www.runsignup.com/Race/KY/Lexington/ThePerfect10Miler10K Race.
Former Kentucky Governor John Y. Brown will be the special guest speaker at the Liberty Road Faith Fellowship as part of the Men of Faith Breakfast (which has become co-ed) on Saturday, March 18, starting at 9 a.m. Brown, who bought Kentucky Fried Chicken from Col. Harland Sanders and made it into the giant food enterprise it is today, will relate his experiences in the restaurant business and may comment on present-day politics. Reservations need to be made by calling 859.277.0420.
The Lexington Children’s Theatre will presents “Peter Pan Jr” Saturday, March 18 at 2 p.m. at the Lexington Children’s Theatre, 418 West Short Street. For more information, go to www.lctonstage.org.
Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Never Forget for the Rest of Your Life with The Steep Canyon Rangers will be Saturday, March 18 at 8 p.m. at The Palace in Louisville.
Tuesday, March 21
Riverdance, the 20th anniversary world tour will stop in Richmond for two shows March 21 and 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the EKU Center. The international Irish dance phenomenon is back. Drawing on Irish traditions, the combined talents of the performers propel Irish dancing and music into the present day, capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music, and song. For more information, go to ekucenter.com.
Friday, March 24
The 2017 NCAA Women’s Basketball Regional Tournament will be starting Friday, March 24 at 7 p.m. at Rupp Arena. The exact dates and times for the regional games at Rupp Arena as well as ticketing information will be announced. For more information, go to www.rupparena.com
Saturday, March 25
The Wine Barrel Tasting for the Springs will be held Saturday, March 25 from 11 a.m to 5 p.m. at 16 participating wineries. For more information, call 859.272.0682.
Strike OUT A-T Bowling Fund-raiser will be held Saturday, March 25 from 1 until 3 p.m. at Southland Bowling Lanes. This event is a fund-raiser for finding better treatment therapies and, hopefully, a cure for ataxia telangiectasia.
Wednesday, March 29
Poet, novelist, performer, and art journalist Eileen Myles will be the special guest at the University of Kentucky Art Museum on Wednesday, March 29 at 3:15 p.m. Myles is the author of 19 books.
Friday, March 31
The Central Kentucky Home & Garden Show will be held Friday, March 31 from 2 until 7 p.m. at Rupp Arena. The show will continue through Sunday: Friday, March 31, 2 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, April. 1; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.’ and Sunday, April. 2 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
My Favorite Things in Hamburg, will be holding its spring open house March 31 and April 1. In stock furniture will be up to 50 percent off and gifts, decor and accessories will be up to 25 percent off. To find out more, go to mftky.com.