Selected Community Events
Country ham dinner pairs AZUR Restaurant & Patio chef with author Steve Coomes Sept. 25
Azur Restaurant and Patio 3070 Lakecrest Cir #550, Lexington, KY 40513
Author Steve Coomes will bring stories of the timeless Southern tradition of country ham to a special dining event at AZUR Restaurant & Patio Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. AZUR chef Jeremy Ashby, inspired by recipes in Coomes’ recently released book Country Ham: A Southern Tradition of Hogs, Salt & Smoke, has created a four-course menu highlighting the Kentucky delicacy. An avid cook of cured meats, Ashby will prepare some of world’s best aged pork while Coomes gives diners the rub on the regional history of country ham and its ascent from blue-collar staple to fine dining feature. The cost is $60 per person, plus tax and gratuity, and includes a personalized copy Coomes’ book. For more information or to make reservations, call (859) 296-1007.
The country ham dinner menu includes:
Sautéed chicken livers with country ham, caramelized onions, Marsala wine and sage sauce and crackling cornbread crostini
Inspired by Volare chef Joshua Moore’s vitello saltimbocca with a Kentucky taste (Louisville, Ky.)
Nashville hot-style fried quail stuffed with country ham and cheddar with sweet and sour greens, tomato-pepper jelly and hot fries
Inspired by The Hamery’s cheddar and ham cheese ball (Murfreesboro, Tenn.)
Butter-braised cabbage with smoked country ham hocks and kimchee over potato-Gruyere puree and caraway-dusted chicharron
Inspired by Harper’s Country Ham’s ham hocks and cabbage dinner (Clinton, Ky.)
Sweet and savory country ham-infused ice cream with sweet potato biscuits, sorghum and roasted apple caramel
Inspired by chef John Varanese’s sweet potato biscuits (Louisville, Ky.) and Feast BBQ chef Ryan Roger’s country ham ice cream (New Albany, Ind.)
Alexas Gregory, 5027210335, email@example.com
A Night of Comedy with Lee Cruse and Friends
Oleika Shrine Temple, 326 Southland Dr, Lexington, KY 40503
Join us for a evening of comedy!
The Oleika Shriners are hosting a benefit for the Shriners Hospital For Children's Transportation Fund September 13, 2014 at 8pm.
Tickets are $15 and available at the door or online ($14) at:
Featuring Lee Cruse and special guests.
Lee Cruse is a Featured act on Sirrius XM's Blue Collar radio.
Appeared with Jon Stewart of the Daily Show and Billy Gardell of Mike and Molly.
Lee hosts his own radio show weekdays on WVLK and has been Kentucky's morning television guy for 17 years on the top rated show in the state of Kentucky.
John Bourne, 859-221-4429; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
MRSOE! (The Most RACES Show on Earth!)
Oct 3, 2012 9:00 P.M.
Natasha's Bistro & Bar - 112 Esplanade
MRSOE! (The Most RACES Show on Earth!) is going on tour!
MRSOE! is a multicultural comedy showcase, featuring the funniest and edgiest stand-up comedians. Since 2005, MRSOE! has performed in front of sold out audiences in both Canada and the U.S. and now we're bringing our brand of funny, edgy comedy to the Southeast!!
MRSOE! will entertain and enlighten audiences about different ethnicities and customs through comedy. Our hope is to get people to realize that although we may have our differences, we are
essentially the same because we all laugh at the same things.
A portion of the proceeds from each show will go towards the YWCA Stand Against Racism initiative.
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct.3, 2012
WHERE: Natasha's Bistro & Bar - 112 Esplanade
TIME: 9:00pm (doors at 8:00pm)
To reserve your tickets in advance, you can visit the venue website at: www.beetnik.com,
or you can reserve through the MRSOE! website at:
Check out clips from our shows in Charleston, SC:
For more info, visit our website at http://www.mrsoe.com/
Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers: Host of Weekend Update
Feb 20, 2012 8 p.m.
Singletary Center for the Arts at the University of Kentucky
Comedian and actor Seth Meyers’ most iconic job can be seen on the news parody segment Weekend Update on Saturday Night Live (SNL). Before SNL, Meyers got his improv comedy start as a member of the Northwestern University improv sketch group Mee-Ow. He continued his comedy career at ImprovOlympic and also as an overseas cast member of Boom Chicago, an improv troupe based in Amsterdam. Meyers currently serves as head writer for SNL and has also made appearances in blockbuster movies such as Journey to the Center of the Earth, Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist, I Don’t Know How She Does It and the holiday hit New Year’s Eve. Last spring, Meyers was the keynote speaker at the White House Correspondents Association Dinner.
Students, faculty and staff can purchase tickets with a valid ID at the Singletary Center ticket office weekdays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 for students and $15 for general public, faculty and staff. Contact the Singletary Center ticket office at (859) 257-4929 or visit the Singletary Center website at www.singletarytickets.com