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Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week of May 4-10, 2018

This is a pretty exciting weekend for us Kentuckians!! Today is Oaks Day and Saturday is the Kentucky Derby! I've included several events that will hopefully keep everyone entertained in the upcoming week! #sharethelex #lexingtonky #visitlex #travelky #kentucky

This is a pretty exciting weekend for us Kentuckians!! Today is Oaks Day and Saturday is the Kentucky Derby! I’ve included several events that will hopefully keep everyone entertained in the upcoming week!

Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week Of May 4-10, 2018:

May is Bike Month in Lexington. For local events and rides, visit the bike community & shop pages in Lexington:

Friday, May 4, 2018 – OAKS DAY

  • 8:30am: In My View, An International Children’s Art Exhibition at The Living Arts and Science Center (art/kid friendly): The theme of the exhibition, IN MY VIEW, was to encourage children to look outside their own windows and throughout their community to create artwork and share with us a view of the people and places in their own part of the world. Students could also consider IN MY VIEW as an opportunity to share their own point of view and opinions about a local, regional or global issue or topic. IN MY VIEW will include artwork from 8 to 14 year old children in China, India, Cuba, Ireland, England, and Honduras and will be exhibited within the Living Arts & Science Center’s new Children’s Art Gallery. The artwork is offered for sale and will remain on exhibition from March 15 through May 26, 2018. (Recurring daily until May 26).
  • 9am: Oaks Day at Keeneland (horses): Watch and wager on the Kentucky Oaks at Keeneland with FREE general admission! Keeneland celebrates Kentucky Oaks with a party to suit everyone’s style, whether it be a casual picnic in the paddock or dining in the Equestrian Room. More details: HERE.
  • 11am: Honeywood Birthday Week at Honeywood (food): The staff at Honeywood, 110 Summit at Fritz Farm, Suite 140, has planned a week of specials to celebrate the restaurant’s first anniversary. The Honeywood Birthday Week begins May 3 with $5 for the Honeywood cocktail and complimentary birthday Bourbon Butter Cake all day. Specials for the rest of the week. (Recurring from May 3-9).
  • 11am: May the Short’s Be With You at HopCat (alcohol): On May 4th we will be having an interactive Short’s Brewing Company tap event. May 4th is Star Wars day, and as you know, Short’s pride themselves on being a little different. Short’s will be brewing some exclusive beers with a Star Wars & Space Balls theme. Join us for a day of beer and film nerddom! More details: HERE.
  • 3pm: KY Oaks & KY Derby Party at Parlay Social (party): Join us for two days of racing and parties for the Oaks and Kentucky Derby! Specials on Woodford Reserve and Herradura tequila, starting Friday, May 4 at 3:00pm!!
  • 4pm: Kentucky Oaks Happy Hour at OBC Kitchen (alcohol): Join us for a special Kentucky Oaks Happy Hour from 4-6pm! More details: HERE.
  • 5pm: Champs Derby Eve Skate, Roll for the Roses 2018 at Champs Entertainment Complex (kid friendly): Derby Eve 2018! Come watch the Horses Roll. Friday, May 4th, 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Only at Champs Entertainment Complex.
  • 5:30pm: Docent Tour at 21c Museum Hotel Lexington (art/free): Explore the first multi-venue museum dedicated to the art of the 21st century in the nation. Grab a drink from Lockbox and allow the experts illuminate the secrets behind the works. Docent tours are available every Wednesday and Friday at 5:30pm. Free and open to the public. Meet in the lobby! (Recurring Wednesdays and Fridays).
  • 7pm: Rocking the Oaks at Proud Mary BBQ (party/music): Oaks Day! Star Wars Day! How much better does it get??? How about Whiskey Business at Proud Mary BBQ!!! Come on down for killer 80’s rock & roll and delicious BBQ on the river!
  • 7pm: Derby Gras: Lexington’s Premiere Derby Eve Party! at Red Mile (fundraiser/cause): Join us on Friday May 4 for a Derby Eve bash unlike any we’ve ever thrown before…in MARDI GRAS style! Break out your best masks, hats, and party garb to celebrate with us at the Round Barn Stable @ Red Mile. All proceeds benefit Kentucky Children’s Hospital. Grab a partner and dance the night away to Encore of Lexington, or snag 9 of your closest friends and buy a table all to yourselves for the evening! Link to ticket info included below, but either way you go, make your plans now – our Derby Eve Bash ALWAYS sells out! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Oaks Night with The Nasty Nati Brass Band! at Creaux (music): If you can’t make it to the races on Oaks Day, come kick off Derby weekend at Crēaux!! It is sure to be a funky Friday night! The Nasty Nasti Brass Band is a socially conscious New Orleans second-line inspired band with their own jazz, funk, fusion, and soulful sound. You definitely don’t want to miss their debut in Lexington!
  • 8pm: Al’s Block Party at Al’s Bar (party): HUGE (Lights and Sound) Hosts Al’s Block Party. Come to Al’s Bar of Lexington every first Friday after Night Market for Drinks, Bands DJ’s and Food. May the 4th be with You! More details: HERE.
  • 8pm: Ghost Walk of Lexington (outdoors): Join Patti Starr, Certified Ghost Hunter of 40 years, as she takes you on a most unforgettable ghost walk around Gratz Park. Her tales will include hauntings from a murder, curse, and other macabre happenings while entertaining you with intriguing history. More details: HERE(Recurring – Dates: March – December; every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night Rain or Shine) No ghost walk if temp falls below 40 degrees so please check before attending).
  • 10pm: Cinco De Mayo Pre-Party with Rob Dread and the KMA at Best Friend Bar (music): After many travels to lands near and far please join us in welcoming home my brother Mosi Adisa!! He will be bringing in the roots drumming and vocals via Trelawny Parish, Jamaica and the 4 corners of America. Sweet vocal vibes and harmony will fill the night as we celebrate another Cinco De Mayo!!

 

Saturday, May 5, 2018 – DERBY DAY AND CINCO DE MAYO

  • 8:30am: In My View, An International Children’s Art Exhibition at The Living Arts and Science Center (art/kid friendly): The theme of the exhibition, IN MY VIEW, was to encourage children to look outside their own windows and throughout their community to create artwork and share with us a view of the people and places in their own part of the world. Students could also consider IN MY VIEW as an opportunity to share their own point of view and opinions about a local, regional or global issue or topic. IN MY VIEW will include artwork from 8 to 14 year old children in China, India, Cuba, Ireland, England, and Honduras and will be exhibited within the Living Arts & Science Center’s new Children’s Art Gallery. The artwork is offered for sale and will remain on exhibition from March 15 through May 26, 2018. (Recurring daily until May 26).
  • 8:30am Tour Keeneland Race Course (outdoors/kid 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).
  • 9am: Derby Day at Keeneland (horses): Don’t miss the world’s biggest Derby Party! With over 1,000 televisions, easy access to wagering, great food, activities for the kids and more, Derby Day at Keeneland is the perfect place to view the Run for the Roses. More details: HERE.
  • 11am: Honeywood Birthday Week at Honeywood (food): The staff at Honeywood, 110 Summit at Fritz Farm, Suite 140, has planned a week of specials to celebrate the restaurant’s first anniversary. The Honeywood Birthday Week begins May 3 with $5 for the Honeywood cocktail and complimentary birthday Bourbon Butter Cake all day. Specials for the rest of the week. (Recurring from May 3-9).
  • 12pm: Derby Hat Contest at Southern Barker (dogs): Here at Southern Barker, we like to celebrate the Kentucky Derby in the most fashionable way possible! So we are hosting our first ever Derby Hat Competition! (This is a dog hat competition!) More details: HERE.
  • 2pm: West Sixth Brewing Tour and Tasting (alcohol/free): We offer FREE hour long tours of our brewery and production system on Saturdays at 2pm and 4pm and Sundays at 2pm. Register HERE up to 2 hours before the tour, or at the tap room after that. Right now, tours include samples of our flagship beers, and an opportunity to learn about West Sixth Brewing and the brewing process in general. Tours are free, and they’re usually run by one of the owners of the brewery, or one of our long-term employees. (Recurring).
  • 3pm: KY Oaks & KY Derby Party at Parlay Social (party): Join us for two days of racing and parties for the Oaks and Kentucky Derby! Specials on Woodford Reserve and Herradura tequila, starting Friday, May 4 at 3:00pm!!
  • 4pm: West Sixth Brewing Tour and Tasting (alcohol/free): We offer FREE hour long tours of our brewery and production system on Saturdays at 2pm and 4pm and Sundays at 2pm. Register HERE up to 2 hours before the tour, or at the tap room after that. Right now, tours include samples of our flagship beers, and an opportunity to learn about West Sixth Brewing and the brewing process in general. Tours are free, and they’re usually run by one of the owners of the brewery, or one of our long-term employees. (Recurring).
  • 4:30pm: Cinco de Derby at The Kitchen at A.S. Eats (food): Double the fun…and for a good cause: proceeds to Baby Health Service. Join us for the Derby, Chopped, or both at a discount!!! More details: HERE.
  • 7pm: Trivia Night at Good Foods (games): Join us Saturday nights in our cafe as we host a battle of the brains. 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. (Recurring Saturdays)
  • 8pm: Ghost Walk of Lexington (outdoors): Join Patti Starr, Certified Ghost Hunter of 40 years, as she takes you on a most unforgettable ghost walk around Gratz Park. Her tales will include hauntings from a murder, curse, and other macabre happenings while entertaining you with intriguing history. More details: HERE(Recurring – Dates: March – December; every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night Rain or Shine) No ghost walk if temp falls below 40 degrees so please check before attending).

 

Sunday, May 6, 2018

  • 8:30am: In My View, An International Children’s Art Exhibition at The Living Arts and Science Center (art/kid friendly): The theme of the exhibition, IN MY VIEW, was to encourage children to look outside their own windows and throughout their community to create artwork and share with us a view of the people and places in their own part of the world. Students could also consider IN MY VIEW as an opportunity to share their own point of view and opinions about a local, regional or global issue or topic. IN MY VIEW will include artwork from 8 to 14 year old children in China, India, Cuba, Ireland, England, and Honduras and will be exhibited within the Living Arts & Science Center’s new Children’s Art Gallery. The artwork is offered for sale and will remain on exhibition from March 15 through May 26, 2018. (Recurring daily until May 26).
  • 9am: Bullseye Bucket Forge at Woodcraft Lexington (class/workshop): In this class learn how to assemble the Reptile Toolworks Bullseye Bucket Forge Kit and forge your first woodworking tools in one! Forge Kits available for purchase at end of class.
  • 10am: Yoga With Art at 21c Museum Hotel (health/fitness/wellness): 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: Willie’s Live Jazz Brunch at Willie’s Locally Known (music): The original Willie’s Live Jazz Brunch is one of the longest running musical traditions on the scene. Always a barn burner, in addition to an award winning southern style brunch, every Sunday morning some of Lexington’s finest players honor jazz greats like, Jimmy Smith, Nat King Cole, Herbie Hancock, Grant Green, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane in laid back sessions that will be sure to flip your family’s lid. Cats include: Lee Carroll, Gail Wynters, Raleigh Dailey, Bruce Lewis, Ben Lacy, Robert Frahm, Willie Eames, David Farris, Trip Bratton, Smith Donaldson, Danny Cecil, and many, many more! (Recurring Sundays until May 27).
  • 11am: Honeywood Birthday Week at Honeywood (food): The staff at Honeywood, 110 Summit at Fritz Farm, Suite 140, has planned a week of specials to celebrate the restaurant’s first anniversary. The Honeywood Birthday Week begins May 3 with $5 for the Honeywood cocktail and complimentary birthday Bourbon Butter Cake all day. Specials for the rest of the week. (Recurring from May 3-9).
  • 11am: Balance & Brews at Mirror Twin Brewing (cause/health/fitness/wellness): Get your practice on post derby! No horse poses, we promise! Carly has your flow for recovery or celebration and MTB’s got you down for the beers! More details: HERE and tickets available: HERE.
  • 1pm: Roald Dahl Story Time at Brier Books (kid friendly): Celebrate Children’s Book Week with us! For this Roald Dahl Story Time, we’ll read from a couple of his most popular titles and have a fun activity for the kids.
  • 1pm: Post Derby Brunch at Lexington ReStore (cause): Celebrate strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter at our Post Derby Brunch! Come support the 2018 Women Build while enjoying sips and savories from DaRae & Friends Catering on Sunday, May 6 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m at Lexington Habitat ReStore. Registration is $25. This year’s Women Build homeowner is Laura Thomas and she looks forward to meeting you at the brunch! In the meantime, you can learn more about Laura: HERE. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 1pm: Vintage Baseball Game at Waveland (sports): Waveland is the home field to the only Kentucky Vintage Base Ball team, The Bluegrass Barons! Bring your chair and come enjoy a wonderful day of history, food and of course, the good old American pastime, baseball as it was in the 1860’s! More details: HERE.
  • 3pm: Bernstein at the Lexington Opera House (music): 2018 marks Leonard Bernstein’s hundredth birthday. We will celebrate by bringing you some of his most exciting compositions. Joining us will be special guest artists, the University of Kentucky Faculty Brass Quintet. No charge for admission, and no tickets are required.
  • 4pm: The Great Cake Race 5K/1M at Keeneland (fitness/health/cause/kid friendly): Whether you are an avid runner, a casual walker, or someone just looking to support a worthy local organization, The Great Cake Race 5K/1M is for you. This family friendly event features bands, activities for children, free cupcakes for participants, and much more. Awards are given for male and female overall winners, age group winners, and fastest boy and girl for each age under 12. Awards for largest team in corporate, school, church, family, and open categories. You may run or walk either distance. Go HERE and click the link to register.
  • 6:30pm: Skate Skills & Derby Drills with Dollhouse Derby at The Bread Box (fitness): Skate Skills & Derby Drills will be a two hour skate session of roller skating skills and drills geared towards roller derby training.
  • 7pm: Crumzz Trivia Night at Crumzz (games): Trivia Night every Sunday! 7pm-9pm and 9pm-11pm if there is enough teams for a second round. Every week a different category! April 15th is Harry Potter! April 22nd is The OFFICE! APRIL 29th is Breaking Bad! May 6th is Walking Dead! May 13th is Friends Trivia! May 20th is Law and Order. May 27th is Simpsons! There is a prize every week! (Recurring Sundays until May 27).
  • 8pm: Ghost Walk of Lexington (outdoors): Join Patti Starr, Certified Ghost Hunter of 40 years, as she takes you on a most unforgettable ghost walk around Gratz Park. Her tales will include hauntings from a murder, curse, and other macabre happenings while entertaining you with intriguing history. More details: HERE(Recurring – Dates: March – December; every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night Rain or Shine) No ghost walk if temp falls below 40 degrees so please check before attending).

 

Monday, May 7, 2018

  • 8:30am: In My View, An International Children’s Art Exhibition at The Living Arts and Science Center (art/kid friendly): The theme of the exhibition, IN MY VIEW, was to encourage children to look outside their own windows and throughout their community to create artwork and share with us a view of the people and places in their own part of the world. Students could also consider IN MY VIEW as an opportunity to share their own point of view and opinions about a local, regional or global issue or topic. IN MY VIEW will include artwork from 8 to 14 year old children in China, India, Cuba, Ireland, England, and Honduras and will be exhibited within the Living Arts & Science Center’s new Children’s Art Gallery. The artwork is offered for sale and will remain on exhibition from March 15 through May 26, 2018. (Recurring daily until May 26).
  • 11am: Honeywood Birthday Week at Honeywood (food): The staff at Honeywood, 110 Summit at Fritz Farm, Suite 140, has planned a week of specials to celebrate the restaurant’s first anniversary. The Honeywood Birthday Week begins May 3 with $5 for the Honeywood cocktail and complimentary birthday Bourbon Butter Cake all day. Specials for the rest of the week. (Recurring from May 3-9).
  • 11:30am: Bethany B YOGA at YOGA at The Massage Center in Dudley Square (health/fitness/wellness): Bethany’s teaching style reflects her passion to help as many people as possible reach their maximum potential. Each class is mindfully designed to be simultaneously challenging, nurturing, creative and intelligent. You can expect to sweat, laugh, and flow to an upbeat playlist In this moderately paced vinyasa style class. (Recurring Mondays until June 10)
  • 6pm: Louis Garden Series Presents: Proper Container Design at Louis Flower Power Shop (class/workshop): This is always a fun class to have. The first part of this class will be the proper ways to design and plant your favorite container. This includes proper plant selection, proper plant placement within the container, and how to take care of the container for the duration of the season. The second part of the class is where we get to have some fun. Each person will get to select plants and get their hands dirty planting a 10-inch container they can take home. 90 min class. Refreshments provided. Please RSVP. Cost is $20 for materials.
  • 7pm: Every Monday is Pizza Night at Cru Food and Wine Bar (food): Buy a bottle of wine, and we’ll buy your pizza! Choose from any bottle of wine and any pizza from the menu (Recurring Mondays).
  • 7pm: Trivia Night at The Original Brooklyn Pizza (games): Trivia night! (Recurring Mondays).
  • 7pm: Trivia Monday at World of Beer (games): Stick around after Happy Hour and get your trivia on! Hosted every Monday by Local Trivia Action and your chance to win awesome prizes! (Recurring Mondays).
  • 7pm: WoodSongs Presents: Ashley Campbell at Lyric Theater & Cultural Arts Center (music): ASHLEY CAMPBELL is a triple threat songwriter, singer and banjo virtuoso. Following in the footsteps of a famous parent is never an easy path, and Ashley, the daughter of music legend Glen Campbell, initially pursued dance and acting. But when Ashley was asked to learn banjo for a part in a play, a spark was lit and her calling was found. Soon Ashley was studying with banjo luminary Carl Jackson (her godfather and longtime member of Glen’s band) and mastering her technique. Ashley co-wrote all thirteen songs on her debut album ‘The Lonely One’, chronicling a personal journey – by turns bold, reflective and brazenly funny – of a young woman grappling with grown up choices. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Paint Nite: Night Nuzzling at HopCat (art/crafts): Join us to paint this awesome painting! Enjoy drinks and laughter with your friends doing something totally different from your average night out! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7:15pm: Doug Benson at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Doug Benson is known for his popular podcasts (including “Doug Loves Movies” and “Getting Doug With High”), films (“Super High Me,” “The Greatest Movie Ever Rolled,” “Chronic-Con: Episode 420”), appearances on TV shows like “@midnight,” “The Trailer Park Boys” and “You’re The Worst” and now he has his own show on Comedy Central called “The High Court.” All rise for the comedy of Judge Doug! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7:30pm: Trivia Night at Mr. Brew’s Taphouse (games): Gift cards for top three teams! Nobody likes Mondays…unless they are full of beer, friends and trivia! (Recurring Mondays).
  • 8pm: Mindfulness Meditation at Centered (health/wellness/free): The Brick Sit House is a welcoming meditation community open to everyone. We’re dedicated to providing Lexington with a warm, secular environment in which to pursue modern mindfulness. What is modern mindfulness? After all, the word “mindfulness” is ubiquitous these days, promising everything from less stress to sexier abs and maybe even teleportation. We define mindfulness as concentration power, sensory clarity, and equanimity all working together. More information: HERE(Recurring Mondays). 
  • 8pm: Friends Trivia at Tin Roof (games): We know Joey doesn’t share food, but we are happy to share this event! OH. MY. GOD. Friends trivia is coming to Tin Roof on May 7th at 8p. Get there early and show off all your Friends knowledge. If it were an episode, it’d be called The One with the Awesome Friends Themed Trivia

 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

  • 8:30am: In My View, An International Children’s Art Exhibition at The Living Arts and Science Center (art/kid friendly): The theme of the exhibition, IN MY VIEW, was to encourage children to look outside their own windows and throughout their community to create artwork and share with us a view of the people and places in their own part of the world. Students could also consider IN MY VIEW as an opportunity to share their own point of view and opinions about a local, regional or global issue or topic. IN MY VIEW will include artwork from 8 to 14 year old children in China, India, Cuba, Ireland, England, and Honduras and will be exhibited within the Living Arts & Science Center’s new Children’s Art Gallery. The artwork is offered for sale and will remain on exhibition from March 15 through May 26, 2018. (Recurring daily until May 26).
  • 8:30am Tour Keeneland Race Course (outdoors/kid 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: Pre-K Art Day at The Living Arts & Science Center (art/crafts/kid friendly): Kids ages 3-5 years old, alongside their parent or caregiver, will investigate, dance, play and create during Pre-K Art Day at the LASC. Topics change weekly and integrate art and science into a fun hands-on experience. We may use glue, tape, scissors, markers, clay, crayons, paint, slime, dirt or other messes, dress accordingly. More details: HERE(Recurring Tuesdays).
  • 11am: Honeywood Birthday Week at Honeywood (food): The staff at Honeywood, 110 Summit at Fritz Farm, Suite 140, has planned a week of specials to celebrate the restaurant’s first anniversary. The Honeywood Birthday Week begins May 3 with $5 for the Honeywood cocktail and complimentary birthday Bourbon Butter Cake all day. Specials for the rest of the week. (Recurring from May 3-9).
  • 5:30pm: Floral First Lady Bouquet Building Workshop at Rose & Thistle (art/crafts/workshop/class): Mary Todd Lincoln’s love of flowers is legendary. Join us for a unique workshop in a collaboration between Rose & Thistle floral design studio and the Mary Todd Lincoln House to explore Mary’s lifelong relationship with flowers. Learn how to make a hand-tied bouquet with some of Mary’s favorite blooms from luxury floral designer Elizabeth Hemphill, and take home a gorgeous bouquet just in time for Mother’s Day! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 5:30pm: URGENT meeting: Stop animal cruelty! at the Lexington Public Library – Room A – Main Street location (cause): Calling all animal advocates! Animal abusing interest groups are pushing a law in Congress that could wipe out protections against the worst forms of cruelty, including the abuse of dogs in puppy mills, the extreme confinement of farm animals and even the sale of horse meat! Sens. McConnell and Paul will be key players in determining if this nightmarish bill becomes law. Please join us to hear about how YOU can help stop this bill while meeting HSUS staff and other animal advocates in your area! (Food and beverages will be provided.)
  • 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: Canvas Bag Embroidery at seventh + lime (art/crafts/class/workshop): What is embroidery, & why does it involve floss? With a couple of hours of practice & some needle & thread, you can learn this versatile craft and put it to use as a simple and inexpensive way to embellish everyday objects from table-runners & tea towels to clothes & accessories. Join textile artist Felice Salmon to learn how to combine simple stitching and vibrant colors to create just about any design. More details: HERE.
  • 7pm: Trivia Night at Ethereal Brewing (games): Join us for Trivia Night!! Drink some tasty beer and prove to your friends that you actually DO know everything! (Recurring Tuesdays)
  • 7pm: Pineapple Monogram Class at Cut and Paste Craft Studio (art/crafts/workshop/class): Pineapple Monograms are the perfect way to welcome guests to your home. This year we are offering 4 different options.

 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

  • 8:30am: In My View, An International Children’s Art Exhibition at The Living Arts and Science Center (art/kid friendly): The theme of the exhibition, IN MY VIEW, was to encourage children to look outside their own windows and throughout their community to create artwork and share with us a view of the people and places in their own part of the world. Students could also consider IN MY VIEW as an opportunity to share their own point of view and opinions about a local, regional or global issue or topic. IN MY VIEW will include artwork from 8 to 14 year old children in China, India, Cuba, Ireland, England, and Honduras and will be exhibited within the Living Arts & Science Center’s new Children’s Art Gallery. The artwork is offered for sale and will remain on exhibition from March 15 through May 26, 2018. (Recurring daily until May 26).
  • 11am: Honeywood Birthday Week at Honeywood (food): The staff at Honeywood, 110 Summit at Fritz Farm, Suite 140, has planned a week of specials to celebrate the restaurant’s first anniversary. The Honeywood Birthday Week begins May 3 with $5 for the Honeywood cocktail and complimentary birthday Bourbon Butter Cake all day. Specials for the rest of the week. (Recurring from May 3-9).
  • 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).
  • 5:30pm: Docent Tour at 21c Museum Hotel Lexington (art/free): Explore the first multi-venue museum dedicated to the art of the 21st century in the nation. Grab a drink from Lockbox and allow the experts illuminate the secrets behind the works. Docent tours are available every Wednesday and Friday at 5:30pm. Free and open to the public. Meet in the lobby! (Recurring Wednesdays and Fridays).
  • 6:30pm: Lexington Bourbon Society Social Sipper at The Roxy (networking): With any Speakeasy in Kentucky, you can assuredly find a great pour of bourbon on that indulgence list! For our May Social Sipper, The Roxy will dust off and pull out a few very special pour offerings and price them to be worth our while. On top of that, you can expect to see discounted flights to try, and you can soak it all up with a downtown staple – a giant slice of Goodfella’s pizza! Pizza provided courtesy of the Lexington Bourbon Society. It will be another perfect reason to take in the attractive weather in May and take in what downtown has to offer. Don’t miss out!
  • 6:30pm: Spring Floral Watercolor Class with Level Up Lexington (art/crafts/class/workshop): For this class students will have floral arrangement photos as the inspiration for their watercolor painting. You will learn to mix a value scale and about finding shadows and highlights within a still life arrangement. This is NOT like the other on trend painting/wine locations where you are told what to do with a step by step painting tutorial instead Stephanie will be teaching basic watercolor techniques and interacting with each student giving input and help as they paint. More details: HERE and tickets available: HERE.
  • 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): Join us in The Barn for brain busters, tasty treats & epic prizes! 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! See y’all Wednesday nights at The Barn! (Recurring Wednesdays).

Thursday, May 10, 2018

  • 8:30am: In My View, An International Children’s Art Exhibition at The Living Arts and Science Center (art/kid friendly): The theme of the exhibition, IN MY VIEW, was to encourage children to look outside their own windows and throughout their community to create artwork and share with us a view of the people and places in their own part of the world. Students could also consider IN MY VIEW as an opportunity to share their own point of view and opinions about a local, regional or global issue or topic. IN MY VIEW will include artwork from 8 to 14 year old children in China, India, Cuba, Ireland, England, and Honduras and will be exhibited within the Living Arts & Science Center’s new Children’s Art Gallery. The artwork is offered for sale and will remain on exhibition from March 15 through May 26, 2018. (Recurring daily until May 26).
  • 4pm: Mother/Daugher Tea at The Henry Clay Estate (kid friendly): Treat your mother or your daughter to tea in the Cottage at Ashland! Tea, cookies, sandwiches, scones and jam in the Cottage provided by The Ginkgo Tree Cafe. More details: HERE.
  • 5:30pm: Blooms + Brushes at Rose & Thistle (art/crafts/class/workshop): Rose & Thistle and ARTplay Children’s Studio are teaming up for a special mama and child date! Learn the art and magic of flower arranging, enjoy sparkly drinks and hors d’oeuvres, then bring your beautiful arrangement next door to ARTplay for a fun still life painting class! It’s going to be a very memorable evening of celebrating moms with flowers and art! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 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: Basic Hand Sewing at seventh + lime (art/crafts/class/workshop): During this class we will be sewing a beautiful pouch to store all your hand sewing essentials! Karen & Level Up will be providing all the tools you need for those quick stitch ups. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Flower Power Cocktail Party at Headley-Whitney Museum (art): Join us for this 60’s themed cocktail party celebrating the Headley-Whitney Museum of Art’s 50th Anniversary and kicking off our Garden Affair event. Tickets are $60/person, $50 for members and under 35. Price includes free valet parking and two signature drinks. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Canyon at Sunset – Painting at Michael’s – Hamburg (art/crafts/class): In this 2-hour beginner class you will master classic painting techniques with step-by-step instructions demonstrated by your certified Grumbacher instructor to create this beautiful canyon at sunset painting. More details: HERE and tickets available: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: The Paddock Dinner Series at Keeneland (food): Executive Chef Marc Therrien is proud to present a new way to experience Keeneland this summer: The Paddock Dinner Series. These intimate family-style dinners provide an opportunity to enjoy locally-sourced cuisine, craft cocktails and live music in the iconic setting of the Keeneland Paddock. The Paddock Dinner Series is an exclusive chance to experience the intimate side of Keeneland, making these dinners “must attend” events for anyone looking for a unique dining experience this summer. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Trivia Night at Brasabana (games): Live Trivia! $25 Gift Certificate for 1st place, 2nd & 3rd get $15 & $10! (Recurring Thursdays).
  • 7pm: Barrel Head class at Hamburg Liquor Barn (art/crafts/class): Join us Thursday, May 10th for a bourbon barrel head painting, wine tastings and appetizers! Create a cool, unique gift for mom, just in time for Mother’s Day! Seating is limited- sign up soon! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Bark in the Park at Whitaker Bank Ballpark (dogs/sports/kid friendly): Bring your family and friends (and pups too!) to Kentucky Ale #ThirstyThursday and Pepsi in the 859 #BarkinthePark at Whitaker Bank Ballpark!
  • 7:15pm: Jon Reep at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): JON REEP is a nationally touring comedian and actor who recently guest starred in an episode of BLACK-ISH and in the entire final season of EASTBOUND AND DOWN and appeared in Steven Quale’s feature film INTO THE STORM, alongside Richard Armitage (THE HOBBIT) and Matt Walsh (VEEP). Tickets available: HERE. (Also, on May 11 at 7:15pm & 9:45pm, May 12 at 7:15pm & 9:45pm, and May 13 at 7:15pm).
  • 8pm: Trivia Night at Blue Stallion Brewing Company (games): Join us every Thursday at 8:00 for trivia with our awesome host, Katie! The top three winning teams take home gift cards, and a clever team name could snag a free appetizer from Dad’s Favorites Deli for you and your buddies! See you on Thursday! (Recurring Thursdays).
  • 8pm: Seinfeld Trivia at Cosmic Charlie’s (games): Seinfeld Trivia at Cosmic Charlie’s!! Tickets available: HERE.

 

 

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