If you’re looking for one of Lexington’s most atmospheric places to dine, book a table at the Merrick Inn. Hidden away on the leafy grounds of a suburban apartment complex, it dates back to pre-Civil War days and was a former Thoroughbred farm, home to the legendary Merrick, who finished in the money 157 times. Merrick lived to be 38, and you can see his gravestone in the circle in front of the inn, which eulogizes him as being “worthy in deeds and noble in character.” Worthy and noble might also be apt descriptions for the restaurant’s take on its food and its patrons.
The Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass at the Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill celebrates its 10th anniversary this weekend with founding music directors Wu Han and David Finckel and award-winning chamber group the Calidore String Quartet.
Summertime always seems to go hand in hand with fine music. Perhaps that’s why so much of it happens during the months when daylight stretches well into the evening hours. Some of it is as close as a neighborhood theater. Other sounds beckon from nearby cities, triggering plans for a seasonal road trip.
Two-plus years of photographing a community of Lexington-area musicians has culminated in the photo exhibit This is the Thing, which has been on display in the Loudoun House galleries of the Lexington Art League all month, and culminates in a Fourth Friday party this week before the exhibit closes May 29.
Ray Cooney’s totally silly, farcical plot kicks off to a wildly funny start when a conservative member of British Parliament’s plans to have an affair go wildly awry after finding a dead body in the window of his hotel room. Then, of course, the inevitable hijinks ensue, which kept last weekend’s sold-out Saturday night crowd laughing throughout.
New releases this week include Dierks Bentley’s long-awaited Black, the original cast recording for Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s Broadway show Bright Star and the reissue of My Morning Jacket’s It Still Moves.
When Tim Burton’s 2010 live-action version of Alice in Wonderland raked in a billion dollars, there was no question that Disney would pounce on a sequel. Lewis Carroll did write a second book about Alice and her adventures in Wonderland, Through the Looking-Glass, but it proves to be only a suggestion for the film, which arrives this weekend, to a diminished return. It feels reverse-engineered to fit a release date, with a story that feels largely unimaginative and low-stakes.
July. It’s a great month to be among the Dead — the Grateful Dead, that is. While last July marked the official swan song of the fabled jam band after 50 years, lost chapters from its performance past continue surfacing to keep the Dead very much alive.
The Lexington Opera House will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its Broadway Live series with a lineup of favorites of the recent and distant past. Common to the lineup, which was announced Wednesday night at a gala Opera House event, are critically acclaimed revivals of the older titles on the lineup. The season will open with a show that believe it or not is 20 years old.
When ABC announced its decision to cancel "Nashville," the news was briefly overshadowed by a tweet from one of the show's stars. Hayden Panettiere, who plays country starlet and new mother Juliette Barnes, posted a message stating that she was still suffering from the effects of postpartum depression and was taking time to focus on her health.
The museum that operates the Glass House, the internationally known modernist landmark designed by architect Philip Johnson, is moving to expand arts programming and the fundraisers its hosts on the building grounds in New Canaan.