The Day of the Dead Festival at Living Arts and Science Center is November 1 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Join the celebration and experience the rich visual, musical, dance and culinary traditions of this holiday.  The Festival will include live music and dance performances, traditional food, hands-on crafts, art exhibits and a gallery talk by the artists, a candlelight parade, and an exhibition of altars in the Old Episcopal Burying Ground.


John Grisham is coming to the Kentucky Theater, November 1, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. John Grisham will discuss “The Rooster Bar” and will talk writing with Kentucky author Sue Grafton. All copies of “The Rooster Bar” will be pre-signed. There will not be an autographing at the event.


Etta May performs at Comedy Off Broadway November 1-4.



Lincoln’s Kitchen: The Great White Cake Debate


Join chef Tom Yates at the Mary Todd Lincoln House in a hands-on culinary program featuring the vanilla almond cake said to be Abraham Lincoln’s favorite. Participants will explore the origins of Mary Lincoln’s legendary dessert and take part in preparing, comparing, and tasting white cake recipes from the past. Reservations required. Call 859-233-9999 for tickets.


Justin Moore with special guest Dylan Scott stops by Rupp Arena as part of the Hell On A Highway Tour on Thursday, November 2, at 7:30 p.m.


Ebony and Ivory are playing in Hamburg November 2 at 7 p.m. an November 5 at 12 p.m.


Lexington Christian Academy invites you to get your holiday shopping started with more than 80 vendors from throughout the region all under one roof for Peppermints and Pearls: A Holiday Shopping Boutique at LCA’s Rose Campus.


The Kentucky Theater will show Edward Scissorhands, November 2 at 7 p.m. From the mind of Tim Burton comes this cult-classic fantasy tale of love starring Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, and Vincent Price.




The University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball team will face off against Centre College as part of the exhibition season on Friday, November 3, at Rupp Arena. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.


Hamburg Pavilion’s November edition of Ladies Night Out will be hosted by KentuckyBranded in Hamburg Pavilion, with on-site embroidery from Melody Kamb. Finish the evening at Regal Cinemas Hamburg Pavilion 16 & RPX watching the brand new release “Bad Mom’s Christmas,” a hilarious sequel to the first “Bad Moms” movie starring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Christina Applegate.


Big Brothers Big Sisters Fly Away Bash is November 3 at 7 p.m. at the Aviation Museum of Kentucky.  The Fly Away Bash will be a BIG night full of fun, including live entertainment from Grits & Soul and speed painter Aaron Kizer of Kizer Arts. Ticket sales are limited.


Guns N Roses plays Louisville’s KFC Yum! Center November 3 as part of their “Not in this Lifetime Tour” at 7:30 p.m.


Dia De Los Muertos will be performed at the Bluegrass Youth Ballet November 3 at 7 p.m. Follow Estelita’s family in a small village in Mexico as they prepare to celebrate el Dia de los Muertos.


Sniff ‘n’ Mingle: 2018 Calendar Debut is November 3 at 6:30 p.m. at Joseph-Beth Booksellers (161 Lexington Green Circle) Leashed, dog-friendly dogs are welcome and encouraged! Come sniff, mingle, and watch some of our featured calendar pets and awesome alumni walk the red carpet




The University of Kentucky football team takes on Ole Miss Saturday, November 4 at Kroger Field.


My Favorite Things in Hamburg invites you to their annual Christmas Open House Friday November 3 thru Sunday November 3. Kick off your holiday season with a visit to this year’s Nutcracker-themed showroom, and enjoy special appearances by the Lexington Ballet.


The National Horse Show 5K benefitting the UK Markey Cancer Foundation will take place on November 4 at 5 p.m. and will start from the Alltech Arena at The Kentucky Horse Park (4089 Iron Works Pike).




The VA5K will be November 5 at 10 a.m. at the Leestown Road VA Medical Center. The 2017 VA5K race proceeds will go to support the building of the Fisher House on the grounds of the Leestown road VA campus.


Medium Cindy Kaza will be at Comedy Off Broadway November 5 at 7:15 p.m. Cindy Kaza is an evidential medium.


Crossroads is hosting a service at UK’s King Alumni House November 5 at 11:30 a.m.


Come to the Christ Church Cathedral Sunday, November 5, at 3:30pm for a concert by Na Skylark Trio. Choral Evensong with the Cathedral Choir follows at 4:00pm.




Operation Wildcat is at Kroger Field, November 7, at 6:30 p.m. Operation Wildcat is Part Amazing Race, part CrossFit Games, part Outward Bound, Operation Wildcat’s goal is to build community through activity. Operation Wildcat is a joint project by UK Sports Medicine Research Institute and Team Red White and Blue. Team RWB’s mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.


Anthony Jeselnik performs November 9 and 11 at Comedy Off Broadway. Anthony Jeselnik starred in and created “The Jeselnik Offensive” which ran for two seasons on Comedy Central.




A Veterans Monument Dedication Ceremony will be held at Cove Haven Cemetery November 10 at 11 a.m.


The University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball team will face off against the Utah Valley Wolverines Friday, November 10 at Rupp Arena in a non-conference game.




Veterans Day

The Lexington Veterans Day Parade will be held November 11 at 2 p.m downtown.


Camp Nelson National Cemetery will be hosting a Veterans Day Ceremony November 11 at 11 a.m.


8th Annual Hero Day Chili Cook Off at Man O’War Harley-Davidson of Lexington, November 11, at 12 p.m. Come enter your chili or come to eat and judge. All proceeds will be used to support our country’s veterans.


Big Green Egg Thanksgiving Cooking Class and Tasting is taking place at Wilson Nurseries Frankfort location (3690 East West Connector, Frankfort), November 11 at 12 p.m. Head over and learn how to create great food in a Big Green Egg.


Gaither Vocal Band is coming to the EKU Center for the Arts November 11 at 7 p.m.




Sunday, November 12th is the 1st Annual Freedom Ride to benefit Save a Warrior™, serving active duty military, veterans, and first responders. The ride will leave from Man O’ War Harley-Davidson to the French Lick Resort & Casino to visit the Traveling Vietnam Wall Memorial. Pit stop at the Hard Rock Cafe in Louisville. Registration starts at 10 a.m., with kickstands up at 12pm.


The University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball team will face off against the Vermont Catamounts Sunday, November 12 at Rupp Arena in a non-conference game.




Lady Gaga is stopping in Louisville’s KFC Yum! Center November 13 as part of  her “Joanne World Tour” at 7:30 p.m.




Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science will be at the EKU Center for the Arts November 16 at 7 p.m. Come to see the stuff they won’t let him do on TV.


Donnie Baker performs at Comedy Off Broadway November 16 at 7:15 p.m. You hear Donnie every morning on the nationally syndicated radio program “The Bob & Tom Show.”


Johnny Carino’s presents Hoops for Hope to benefit the Hope Center, November 16, 4:30 p.m. at Rupp Arena. Save lives and shoot hoops at Rupp – it’s a win-win! You and your teammates will have five minutes to hoop it up and rebuild lives on the Rupp Arena floor during the third annual Johnny Carino’s Hoops for Hope to benefit the Hope Center.




The University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball team will face off against the East Tennessee State Buccaneers Friday, November 17 at Rupp Arena in a non-conference game.


Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music will be coming to the Lexington Opera House November 17 at 8 p.m.


The Rockcastle River Trading Co. Christmas Open House starts November 17. Once again they have a great lineup of informal talks, tours and great ideas on how to decoration for the Holidays.




EKU Center for the Arts is presenting Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live on November 18 at 5:30 p.m. The grr-ific musical for little tigers and grown-ups alike is back with an all-NEW show!


The Beauty and the Beastie Ball will be November 18  at 5:30 at the Griffin Gate Marriott benefiting the Lexington Humane Society. The annual fundraiser is the place to mingle with animal lovers and business leaders and is an evening of food, drinks, live and silent auctions, dancing and music by Joey & the Cruisers.


The 36th Annual Kentucky Book Fair is November 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. Featuring more than 180 authors from Kentucky and beyond, the Kentucky Book Fair connects readers and writers in a shared admiration of reading, writing, and books.


Come out for the 2nd Annual Gobbler Half Marathon, 10 Miler & 10K on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. at Mereworth Farm (719 Dolan Lane).  Earn your Thanksgiving feast the following Thursday with a scenic Half Marathon, 10 Miler or 10K through beautiful bluegrass horse country.




The University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball team takes on the Troy Trojans Monday, November 20 at Rupp Arena in a non-conference game.



The University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball team will face off against the Fort Wayne Mastodons Wednesday, November 22 at Rupp Arena in a non-conference game.





Every Thanksgiving morning, runners and walkers from across the country come to Lexington, Kentucky, to take part in the Thoroughbred Classic 5K and Kay Collins Memorial Mile. Organized by Bluegrass Runners, the Thoroughbred Classic is a family-friendly event that benefits several local charities. Last year’s race had the largest number of finishers in its over 30-year history and a record-breaking amount of donations — over $38,000 in donations to seven local charities.




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Small business Saturday is November 25. Go out and support your neighbors by doing some holiday shopping at small businesses around Lexington.


The University of Kentucky football team takes on U of L  Saturday, November 25 at Kroger Field. This will mark their 30th face-off. The victor of this game is awarded the Governor’s Cup.


Join Shaker Village and the Woodford Hounds fox hunters, November 25 at 9 a.m., for this grand, traditional event featuring a blessing of the hounds, riders and the fox, followed by the first meet of the formal hunting season. Warm up with à la carte grilled ham biscuits, Bloody Marys and Irish coffee alongside roaring outdoor fire pits.




The University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball team will face off against the University of Illinois Chicago Flames Sunday, November 26 at Rupp Arena in a non-conference game.


The Power of Music: Celebration is November 26 at 5 p.m. at Second Presbyterian Church. This annual event, Christmas in the Great Hall, includes dialogue from Medieval England, fresh arrangements of international carols, and a few recently composed works.




WWE Smackdown Live comes to Rupp Arena Tuesday, November 28, the first match starts at 7:45 p.m.


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Trans-Siberian Orchestra presents The Ghosts of Christmas Eve at Rupp Arena Thursday, November 30, starting at 7:30p.m.



 This article also appears on page 18 of the November 2017 printed edition of the Hamburg Journal.

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