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Things To Do in Lexington, Kentucky: Week of January 6-12, 2018

Things to Do in Lexington Kentucky

I used to do a roundup of events in Lexington back in May and June and those posts were a HUGE hit. However, they were rather time-consuming. I would include hundreds and hundreds of events, and it would usually take around eight or nine hours to write, so I stopped. Since then, I’ve had several people message me over the months and tell me they wished I would bring the posts back, since they found them helpful. Because it’s a brand new year, I’ve brought the posts back! I plan on doing my “Things To Do in Lexington, Kentucky: Week Of…” posts every week (they will be posted every Friday!). However, instead of including hundreds and hundreds of events, I’m only going to include around a couple of events for each day, so it isn’t as overwhelming!

Disclaimer: It would be impossible to share every single event happening in Lexington each week, so I just included some for my weekly list. Tickets may be required to some events, and some may be sold out after this post goes live. Be sure to click on the link for more event details. 

Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: Week of January 6-12, 2018:

Saturday, January 6, 2018

  • 8am: 2018 Sweat Series: kicking it off with Molly Hogan at lululemon Lexington (fitness/free): Classes are always complimentary and led by skilled instructors in our community. It’s a great opportunity to try something new in a safe space and kick start your health journey or mix up what you’re already up to. More information: HERE. (Recurring Saturdays).
  • 8:30am: Tour Keeneland Race Course (outdoors/family friendly/horses): For guests interested in learning the history of Keeneland and an overview of operations for both racing and sales, guided walking tours are available. This outside walking tour with an experienced Tour Guide takes guests through the Keeneland Paddock and Grandstand, grounds, and when available, to the world-renowned Sales Pavilion. Following the trackside tour, fans are invited to visit the Keeneland Library, one of the world’s largest repositories of information related to the Thoroughbred. Price $10. (Recurring weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays).
  • 10am: Ice Skate in Triangle Park (outdoors/family friendly): You can take to the ice in the glow of Lexington’s official Christmas Tree bringing a unique experience for guests and locals of all ages. When school is out, it is open from 10am to 10pm. Last day of operation is Saturday, January 13.
  • 10am: Central Kentucky Women’s Expo at the Lexington Convention Center (shopping): Come shop, taste, play, mingle and more! More information: HERE.
  • 10am: Barre with Art at 21c Museum Hotel Lexington (fitness/alcohol): STRETCH your horizons at 21c Museum Hotel Lexington’s weekly Saturday bare series. Flex those creative muscles as you work through a variety of barre poses in our contemporary art-filled spaces, then hit the bar at Lockbox for a mimosa. Sessions are just $10 at the door and are led by certified barre instructors from Elle Fitness featuring ElleBARRE. Class is 21+; Price includes mimosa. BYOM + cash only
  • 11am: Diamond Rings & Pretty Things Wedding Show at Heritage Hall (wedding): Engaged? Know someone who is planning a wedding? Check out the vendors at this wedding show. More information: HERE.
  • 12pm: Woke Brunch for the Broke Brunch at Girlsgirlsgirls Burritos teams up with Primate Rescue Center (food/fundraiser): Apes and monkeys have been used as lab subjects, entertainment animals, and household pets for decades. As a result, many apes and monkeys have suffered emotional and physical traumas and need our help! Fortunately, the sanctuary in Central Kentucky provides a supportive and quiet safe haven for these wonderful animals for the rest of their lives. They care for nearly fifty primates, including 9 chimpanzees and 38 monkeys and lesser apes.
  • 5:30pm: Owl Night Hike at The Arboretum (outdoors/family friendly): Learn about the owls of Central Kentucky and experience them in person on a night hike! Members of the Central Kentucky Audubon Society will share their knowledge during a hike through The Arboretum and into the woods where hikers will try to catch a peak at the mysterious birds. Departing from the Visitor Center at 5:30 p.m. bring binoculars and flashlights. Recommended for ages 7+. This program is completely outdoors; make sure to dress in warm layers. Suggested donation: $3 per person or $5 per family.
  • 7pm: Ben Lacy and Corey Cross at AZUR (music): AZUR is such an amazing restaurant with such delicious food! Enjoy some live music!
  • 7pm: Trivia Night at Good Foods (games/family friendly/free): Bring your team, enjoy some food and grab a beer for this family-friendly trivia night where the winners take home the glory AND the swag.
  • 8pm: Concert With the Stars at the Lexington Opera House (music): Live music. Tickets required! Purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 8pm: Fida’s Cafe New Year Reggae Night at Al’s Bar (food/alcohol): Come feel the VYBRATIONZ at Reggae Night! Located at Fida’s Caribbean Cafe inside of Al’s Bar of Lexington!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

  • 10am: 21c Yoga with Art – Cindy Hutchison at the 21c Museum Hotel Lexington (fitness/health/wellness): Cindy Hutchison RYT and Lululemon Brand Ambassador is leading this fun class in the Art Gallery! New Art Installations and LockBox is open for brunch! More information: HERE. Find your inner peace at 21c Museum Hotel Lexington’s weekly Sunday yoga series. Perfect the art of oneness as you work through a variety of poses. Sessions are just $5 at the door and are led by certified yoga teachers from YOGA at The Massage Center in Dudley Square. Attendees should bring their own mat or towel and water and arrive early to ensure a spot because space is limited. Recurring Sundays.
  • 11am: Diamond Rings & Pretty Things Wedding Show at Heritage Hall (wedding): Engaged? Know someone who is planning a wedding? Check out the vendors at this wedding show. More information: HERE.
  • 11am: Bridal Bliss Winter Classic at the Hilton Lexington – Downtown (wedding): Join more than 100 of Lexington’s TOP Wedding Professionals for the Bridal Bliss Winter Classic. There will be cakes & catering to taste, tuxes & gowns to see as well as DJ’s, Limo’s, Invitations, Flowers, Event Planners and everything you can dream of to plan the perfect day! Pre-register for this FREE Bridal Show by visiting HERE.
  • 11am: J. Render’s Smokehouse Brunch at J. Render’s (food): They have 2 for 1 Classic Bloody Marys and Mimosas along with the following fabulous Brunch offerings. (Recurring on Sundays). See menu: HERE.
  • 11am: Balance & Brews at Mirror Twin Brewing (fitness/health/wellness): Kick off the New Year! Registration includes an hour of all levels yoga led by Carly Conatser E-RYT 500 and a pint of finely crafted beer. More information: HERE.
  • 1:30pm: Ice Skate in Triangle Park (outdoors/family friendly): You can take to the ice in the glow of Lexington’s official Christmas Tree bringing a unique experience for guests and locals of all ages. When school is out, it is open from 10am to 10pm. Last day of operation is Saturday, January 13.
  • 3pm: Bullet Journaling Basics and Beyond! at Base 110 (art/crafts): Ready to start the year off right with an organizational system that works? Or perhaps you’ve already started bullet journaling, but need some fresh ideas, new materials, and some time to plan for the year. Please join Katherine Stone and Ashley Baker with GOTR for a class to LEARN the basics of bullet journaling and CREATE a few pages. In addition, artist Ashley Baker, will teach some fun lettering techniques. Sunday, January, 7th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm downtown at Base 110. The fee is $35 for each participant which includes many materials, instruction, a hip newly creative setting, beverages and snacks. Bring a journal (plain or dotted) and your favorite pen. Don’t have time to find a notebook? GOTR has a limited supply for around $10. More Information: HERE.

Monday, January 8, 2018

  • 4pm: Ice Skate in Triangle Park (outdoors/family friendly): You can take to the ice in the glow of Lexington’s official Christmas Tree bringing a unique experience for guests and locals of all ages. When school is out, it is open from 10am to 10pm. Last day of operation is Saturday, January 13.
  • 6pm: Beginners FREE Pool Clinic at Yesterday’s Billiards (games): Come Learn about the game and met some new friends. More information: HERE(Recurring Mondays).
  • 6:30pm: A Simplified Life Book Tour at LifeWay Christian Store (event): Join Emily Ley for a book signing! Bring your own copy of A Simplified Life or purchase one at the event. More information: HERE:
  • 7pm: Body Positive Bluegrass and KWL presents Yoga with Megan Murph at The Plantory (wellness): Simmer down your Monday evening with an hour of breath work and movement, exploring our mind and body connection. This inclusive practice is intended for everyBODY, regardless of age, shape, size, color, or background. More information: HERE.
  • 7pm: Trivia Night at Atomic Ramen (games/family friendly/free): Join Atomic Ramen for Buy One, Get One Free Appetizers, plus chances to win cool prizes and  swag. They will feature the classics, some new games, and more! So beat the cold, eat good food, grab a drink from Whiskey Bear and join the family fun! (Recurring Mondays).

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

  • 8:30am Tour Keeneland Race Course (outdoors/family friendly/horses): For guests interested in learning the history of Keeneland and an overview of operations for both racing and sales, guided walking tours are available. This outside walking tour with an experienced Tour Guide takes guests through the Keeneland Paddock and Grandstand, grounds, and when available, to the world-renowned Sales Pavilion. Following the trackside tour, fans are invited to visit the Keeneland Library, one of the world’s largest repositories of information related to the Thoroughbred. Price $10. (Recurring weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays).
  • 4pm: Ice Skate in Triangle Park (outdoors/family friendly): You can take to the ice in the glow of Lexington’s official Christmas Tree bringing a unique experience for guests and locals of all ages. When school is out, it is open from 10am to 10pm. Last day of operation is Saturday, January 13.
  • 4pm: Wine Night at Shakespeare & Company (food/alcohol): Go to the Downtown and Hamburg locations for Wine Night! Every Tuesday night we will have select wine bottles and glasses 1/2 price! Coming with a group of 4 or more? Get an appetizer for the table on us! So grab your wine connoisseurs and come join us on Tuesday nights! (Recurring Tuesdays).
  • 4:30pm: Taco Night at Minglewood (food/alcohol): Go to Minglewood every Tuesday for new tacos!! Share 4 for $12 and pitchers of margaritas for $20!! (Recurring Tuesdays).
  • 6pm: Flow to the Core at ZenStation Yoga (fitness/health/wellness): Level 2 Vinyasa Flow and Core Yoga. During this powerful vinyasa flow class, you will breathe, focus, move, stretch and balance. Core Yoga is a heat building practice that allows you to move with your breath while building strength and working on your core. Discover new and different ways to advance your practice. As always, modifications are welcome. You don’t have to consider yourself a level 2 student to attend this class.
  • 6pm: Acro Fitness at Source On High (fitness/health/wellness): Learn skills from partner and solo acrobatics as you grow stronger and more flexible. Get ready to feel the release of all your daily tension and the stretch of muscles previously neglected as your skills and strength grows. No partner needed. All levels welcome. No experience with Acro Yoga required. More information: HERE(Recurring Tuesdays).
  • 6:30pm: Cuban Salsa Level 2 at The Salsa Center (fitness): So you know the basics rhythm of Salsa and seem to hang on the social dance floor but now you want more!? Level 2 is the next step. After you have completed Beginner Salsa, continue your learning in Cuban Salsa 2 which focuses on the suave style and concepts of Cuban Style Salsa, also called Casino. More information: HERE.
  • 7pm: UK vs. Texas A&M at Rupp Arena (sports): Cheer on the University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball team as they take on Texas A&M!
  • 7pm: Trivia Night at Ethereal Brewing (games): Go to Trivia Tuesday for some great beer and cash prizes! (Recurring Tuesdays).
  • 8pm: Harry Potter Trivia Night at Cosmic Charlie’s (games): This first event will be covering the first four books and movies only, and a trophy will be awarded to the winning team. In addition to trivia this is a cosplay contest! Dress up as your favorite Harry Potter character for a chance to take home the trophy! We will have a follow up event soon for the other three books and the extended works, so keep an eye out for that! Ages: 18+.
  • 8pm: Tuesday Night Live Team Trivia at Bear & The Butcher (games): Live team trivia. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, and best team name. Bear & The Butcher is a new restaurant in Chevy Chase that specializes in sausages made from scratch on premises and street food. As well two fully stocked bars with an abundance of locally brewed beer (draft, cans, bottles). (Recurring Tuesdays).

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

  • 4pm: Ice Skate in Triangle Park (outdoors/family friendly): You can take to the ice in the glow of Lexington’s official Christmas Tree bringing a unique experience for guests and locals of all ages. When school is out, it is open from 10am to 10pm. Last day of operation is Saturday, January 13.
  • 4pm: Wednesdays on Wax at Pivot Brewing (music): Dust off your old records or bring in your new ones and come share your musical taste with us. A record player will be here every Wednesday. Come bond with other vinyl lovers over drinks and good music. (Recurring Wednesdays).
  • 4pm: Whiskey Wednesdays at Minglewood (alcohol): Whiskey Wednesdays are back!! All bourbons and Whiskeys are $2 off all night, so sample away! (Recurring Wednesdays).
  • 6pm: Book Club Meet-Up at Brier Books (literature/kid friendly): Are you part of a local book club? Are you interested in starting one? Stop by the Book Club Meet-Up to chat with the Brier Books staff about the services we offer AND meet folks from other book clubs. We’ll provide light refreshments, so come ready to talk about books!
  • 7pm: Trivia Night at CRUST (games/kid friendly/free):  This show is unique, each Wednesday we will include pizza and cooking questions in a “Crust Culinary Question” section. (Recurring Wednesdays).
  • 7pm: Pub Trivia at Hopcat (games/kid friendly/free): Join everyone on Wednesdays at 8pm for Geeks Who Drink Pub Trivia. Eat, drink and be smart. (Recurring Wednesdays).
  • 7pm: Trivia Night at The Barn (games/kid friendly/free): Every Wednesday night, get in on the action with trivia! Enjoy food from all your local favorites & drinks from the bar! Prizes will rotate between all the businesses in The Barn & each round of trivia will have one question where one person gets the chance for a swag grab! (Recurring Wednesdays).

Thursday, January 11, 2018

  • 11am: Blaze Pizza Dine to Donate at Blaze Pizza – Downtown Location (food/fundraiser): Present the Blaze Pizza flyer to the cashier BEFORE paying, and Blaze Pizza will donate 20% of proceeds from your meal back to the organization, College Mentors for Kids, University of Kentucky Chapter!! *Donation amount excludes proceeds from tax and gift card purchases. Valid for dine-in, take-out, and online orders.* More Information: HERE.
  • 4pm: Ice Skate in Triangle Park (outdoors/kid friendly): You can take to the ice in the glow of Lexington’s official Christmas Tree bringing a unique experience for guests and locals of all ages. When school is out, it is open from 10am to 10pm. Last day of operation is Saturday, January 13.
  • 6pm: Pay It Forward with Komen Kentucky at West Sixth (fundraiser): Did you purchase a Pink Porter six-pack in 2017? Join West Sixth as they present their Pay It Forward donation to Susan G. Komen Kentucky on January 11th at 6pm! This event is open to the public, and will include some light snacks in the Barrel Room. Check Presentation is at 6:30. The Pay It Forward Cocoa Porter program kicks back $.50 of every Cocoa Porter six-pack sale purchased at your favorite store, restaurant, or at the taproom. Each quarter, the staff selects nonprofits from different regions to receive the proceeds in the area the six-pack is purchased in. For the final quarter of 2017, West Sixth changed our familiar purple toppers of our Cocoa Porter to bright pink to raise awareness and promote education for breast cancer research with Susan G. Komen Kentucky!
  • 6pm: Trivia Night at Whole Foods – The Summit at Fritz Farm (games/kid friendly/free): Join Local Trivia Action for free team trivia with prizes and fun. (Recurring Thursdays).
  • 6:30pm: Lexington Bourbon Society Social Sipper at Whiskey Bar (food/alcohol/networking): For the event, you can plan to enjoy discounted pours of Stagg Jr, Eagle Rare, and Weller Special Reserve to name a few. A great bourbon lineup to help keep you warm with a “Kentucky Hug” all while catching up with friends after the holidays.
  • 6:30pm: Polar Bears Acrylic Painting at Michael’s – Hamburg Pavilion: Learn classic acrylic painting techniques. Supplies not included and may cost up to $40. More information: HERE.
  • 7pm: Trivia Night at Brasabana (games): Live Trivia! $25 Gift Certificate for 1st place, 2nd & 3rd get $15 & $10! (Recurring Thursdays).
  • 8:30pm: Free Comedy Show at the Twisted Cork (comedy/free): Another free comedy show at the Twisted Cork! Come on out and see headliner Tony Kordenbrock take the stage!

Friday, January 12, 2018

  • 4pm: Ice Skate in Triangle Park (outdoors/family friendly): You can take to the ice in the glow of Lexington’s official Christmas Tree bringing a unique experience for guests and locals of all ages. When school is out, it is open from 10am to 10pm. Last day of operation is Saturday, January 13.
  • 5:30pm: Opening Reception at the UK Art Museum (art): Join the UK Art Museum for the opening reception of the EDWARD MELCARTH: “Points of View” exhibition. Enjoy food, drink, and conversation about this provocative Kentucky-born artist. Open to the public and FREE.
  • 7pm: Coat Drive & Cocktails at Lussi Brown Coffee Bar (fundraiser): Bring your gently used coats, hats, gloves, and backpacks to donate to the New Life Day Center of Lexington, Ky! You’ll receive 10% off drinks for your donations. There will also be live music from acoustic singer Lydia Frazier! “Make Your Own Flight” is also available for this occasion. If you’ve been wanting to try more than one cocktail on the menu, this is the night to try 3 different ones for $12. Event is 21+ only. The regular (non-alcoholic) coffee & tea menu will also be available to order from. Come mingle, drink, chill, and enjoy live music all for a good cause.
  • 7:15pm and 9:45pm: Tom Arnold at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Tom Arnold recently returned to his roots as a stand-up comic. Never scripted, Tom pokes fun at his Midwest past, marital follies and absurd Hollywood stories. Just like his past film and television comedy work, Tom is a ball of chaos and charisma on stage. (Also has a show on Saturday, January 13). More information: HERE.
  • 7pm: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe at the Lexington Children’s Theater (art/play/kid friendly): In Narnia, land of eternal winter, the White Witch holds power over all – any who dare dissent are turned instantly to stone. But one day, a little girl named Lucy enters this magical land through an enchanted wardrobe and signals a great change to come. Go through the wardrobe with Peter and Lucy in this two-actor adaptation of the classic tale of triumph of good over evil. More information: HERE.
  • 7pm: Team Trivia Friday at Broomwagon Wagon + Bikes (games/music): Free trivia with prizes to be won!

 

Have a great weekend!

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  • Ashley

    I love this! Thank you for compiling this list! 🙂