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  • Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: Week of January 20-26, 2018

    things to do in lexington kentucky january

    Did everyone survive the snow we got earlier this week? Enjoy the snow days we had? Thank goodness it is the weekend again, which brings me to share with y’all over 100 events coming up in Lexington this week.

    The ones on my radar are: It’s Your Night at the Museum at the Explorium of Lexington (it’s for adults only!) and the start of Lexington Comfort Food Week. Those are ones I will guarantee you won’t want to miss!

    Plus, if yoga and fitness is your thing, then there are dozens of FREE classes happening this week!

     

    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 links provided for more event details. 

    Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: Week of January 20-26, 2018:

    Saturday, January 20, 2018

    • 8am: 2018 Sweat Series with Adam Price from OTF (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 informationHERE(Recurring Saturdays). 
    • 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: Let’s Move: Lexington at Free People (fitness/health/wellness): Free yoga class taught by Olivia Jones followed by snacks and shopping.
    • 9am: Champagne and Savasana at SALA Studio (fitness/health/wellness): Emily Monk will be leading our first Champagne and Savasana of the New Year! Join us fora FREE Vinyasa Flow class. Mimosas immediately following. Bring a mat and friend!
    • 10am: Barre WIth Art at 21c Museum Hotel (health/wellness/fitness): S T R E T C H 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.
    • 10:30am: Stay Warm In Winter Donut Social & Workshop at Man O’War Harley Davidson (party): Just cause it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you have to be! Riding can be enjoyable even in colder weather – learn how to stay toasty out there with our Stay Warm in Winter Donut Social & Workshop… January 20th at 10:30am! We’ll have door prizes and more. Join in on the Donut Social before the workshop!
    • 11am: 10th Anniversary & Crack Fries Contest at Hopcat (food): Free Crack Fries: We’re giving away free Crack Fries from 11a to 5p with any purchase. One order per person. Crack Fries Eating Contest: 
      Come 3pm, we’ll be hosting a Crack Fries eating contest. There’s a $5 entry fee that will be matched by HopCat with all proceeds being donated to Kentucky Equine Humane Center. Contestants must sign up in advance, either by email, by phone, or in person by 2:30pm on January 20th. To sign up, contact our General Manager, Jill Major, at jmajor@hopcat.com or call 859-286-6847, or sign up in person at the restaurant by asking your server/bartender. More information: HERE.
    • 11am: Learn to Play Ukulele Edition at The Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center (class/music): The Learn to Play Ukulele Edition will meet Saturday January 20, February 3, and February 10 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm. This program is free to anyone ages 14 and older. The Learn to Play Series at The Lyric Theatre introduces adults to the basics of learning to play an instrument. Our first edition introduces students to playing the Ukulele. There will be 3 instructor led session held at The Lyric Theatre. Students will be given an instrument to take home and practice with between sessions. More information: HERE(Recurring)
    • 12pm: Hiram Grooming Co. Takeover! at Illustrated Barber Grooming Co. (beauty): Hiram Grooming Co. will be set up at The Illustrated Barber Barbershop on Saturday, January 20 from Noon – 2pm. And it’s FREE! There will be tons of giveaways! T-shirts, combs, koozies, stickers, etc.! You will be able to sample and buy all of our products as well as ask any questions you may have about beard care. Come support an amazing barber shop on North Limestone in Lexington, Kentucky.
    • 2pm: Lexington’s Funniest Kid in the Bluegrass! at Joseph-Beth Booksellers (comedy/kid friendly): Join us as some of the funniest kids in Kentucky compete for the king of kids comedy! Host John Crissman Emcees: The Funniest Kid in the Bluegrass!
    • 3pm: Botox and Bubbles with La Marca Prosecco at Liquor Barn – Hamburg location (alcohol): Join us for a tasting of La Marca Prosecco and Barefoot Wine & Bubbly! Don’t miss your chance to get free La Marca “Botox and Bubbles” t-shirts!”
    • 3pm: Open Meditation at Granola Culture (health/wellness): Complete the weekend and begin your week refreshed and anew by joining us for guided meditation practice each Sunday afternoon. Each session consists of two 20-minute guided meditation periods with a short reading and discussion of the practice in-between. Open to everyone regardless of whether you are a beginner or an experienced meditator. Sessions are offered free of charge. No registration necessary. Come as you are!
    • 3pm: Ralph Curtis and the Nashville Imposters at Backstretch Sports Bar and Grill (music): A special Sunday Afternoon Concert Series appearance by Ralph Curtis and the Nashville Imposters will no doubt feature some great Country music! Join us at the “Stretch and enjoy great music and NFL Playoff Football!
    • 4pm: Black Jacket Symphony performing Led Zepplin IV at the Lexington Opera House (music): The Black Jacket Symphony offers a unique concert experience by recreating classic albums in a live performance setting with a first class lighting and video production. A selected album is performed in its entirety by a group of hand-picked musicians specifically selected for each album. With no sonic detail being overlooked, the musicians do whatever it takes to musically reproduce the album. Following the album and a brief intermission, the Black Jacket Symphony returns to the stage to perform a collection of greatest hits by the evening’s artist. Purchase tickets: HERE.
    • 4pm: New Year Budgets & Bourbon at Seventh + Lime (class/workshop): Tired of working hard, making all the money, but feeling like you have nothing to show for it? Set yourself for a prosperous year by mastering the elusive art of budgeting! The budget is a cornerstone to achieving financial independence, but it can seem intimidating or frustrating! In this class, a representative with 30 years of financial experience will help us break down budgeting in a way that is simple and accessible and more importantly FUN! Purchase tickets: HERE.
    • 4pm: January Community Sing at The Parachute Factory (music): Let’s raise our voices together to 2018. Come with songs to share or just bring your voice. All levels are always welcome. Everyone has the voice of an angel in the Parachute Factory!
    • 4:30pm: Ever After Presents: The Writers at Brier Books (kid friendly): This reading will feature some of the 18 writers from the production–local folks who wrote the monologues for some of your favorite fairy tale characters.
    • 6pm: Charlie Johnson at Lynagh’s Irish Pub (music): Come out and listen to Charlie play before UK takes on Florida in basketball. Lynagh’s will be serving great food and cold beer.
    • 6pm: Adam Fister at Brasabana (music): Live music!
    • 6pm: RC and the NightShades at Lynagh’s Irish Pub (music):
      RC and the NightShades at Lynagh’s! Enjoy the bluesy Memphis-style sounds of this well-known local group, twice nominated for Lexi Awards.
    • 6:30pm: Larry Cordle / Eric Bolander / Fate McAfee at Willie’s Locally Known (music): For the benefit of The Bishop and Chase Foundation, donations accepted at the door. In April 2015, Larry Cordle was inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, celebrating his impressive career in music. The same year he received a Nomination for IBMA Recorded Event of the Year Award for the song, “Against the Grain,” by Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time featuring Garth Brooks, produced by Cordle on Mighty Cord Records.
    • 7pm: Derek Spencer at AZUR (music)Enjoy LIVE music by Derek Spencer and dinner at AZUR!
    • 7pm: WinterFest 2018 presents Sweeney Todd at the Distillery Square Event Center (theater): Enjoy delicious food as you sit at your tables and visit the bar for fabulous drinks and cocktails! Dine, drink, and enjoy the magic of SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street! Tickets available: 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.
    • 8pm: Northside Sheiks at Creaux (music):The Northside Sheiks playing blues and early R&B. We are excited to have this Lexington favorite playing at Creaux. Come join in the fun, enjoy a laid back atmosphere, and meet some new faces!
    • 9pm: Cash Unchained (Johnny Cash Tribute) at The Burl (music): Cash Unchained (Johnny Cash Tribute) will perform 2 full sets at The Burl on Saturday, January 20th! Tickets available: HERE.
    • 9pm: Vanguard Takes On 11th Frame at 11th Frame Lounge (music)Join Vanguard as we bring down the house at 11th Frame Lounge in Lexington. KY.
    • 9pm: Ellie Herring // RIIITES // TERROM // Futurebum at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Live music! Purchase tickets: HERE.
    • 9pm: Whiskey Bear Live with Thirsty Boots at Whiskey Bear (music): We’re excited to bring some of Lexington’s favorite artists for the launch of Whiskey Bear Live. Join us every Saturday, grab dinner from one of your favorite local restaurants, enjoy a drink with us and settle in for an evening full of great live music. Thirsty Boots is duo Robby Cosenza -snare + harmonica- (Horse Feathers, Vandaveer, These United States) and Josh Wright -guitar- (Beat Awfuls, Bear Medicine). Playing songs from the American Songbook (Lennon, Nash, CCR, Grateful Dead), this outfit breathes new life into the tunes with sweet and gritty vocal harmonies and expert musicianship.
    • 9:45pm: Vinyl Richie at O’Neill’s (music): Vinyl Richie will take the stage immediately after the UK basketball game. Celebrate the win with some singing and dancing Vinyl Richie style!
    • 10pm: Branden Martin & SourMash at Horseshoes Kentucky Grill and Saloon (music): Live music!
    • 10pm: Bill & Korey Live at the Paddock: Cabin Fever Reliever! at The Paddock (music): This weather got me trippin’! Let’s get out of the house this Saturday night for tunes and beverages all night!
    • 10pm: Alma Gitana at Willie’s Locally Known (music): Come party with us, World Music Fusion style.
    • 10:30pm: Other Brothers at Henry Clay’s Public House (music): Live music!

     Sunday, January 21, 2018

    • 10am: 21c Yoga with Art – Bethany Bubenzer
      at the 21c Museum Hotel Lexington (fitness/health/wellness): This fun class will be in the Art Gallery! 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). Purchase tickets: 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: Willie’s Live Jazz Brunch at Willie’s Locally Known (music/food/kid friendly): 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! Free admission. No reservation required. (Recurring Sundays).
    • 7pm: WinterFest 2018 presents Sweeney Todd at the Distillery Square Event Center (theater): Enjoy delicious food as you sit at your tables and visit the bar for fabulous drinks and cocktails! Dine, drink, and enjoy the magic of SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street! Tickets available: HERE.
    • 7pm: January’s Blessed Bingo! at Pivot Brewing (games/fundraiser): This month we will be collecting Personal care items for men, women, and children in our community! Sisters will also be raising money to help benefit Bippity boppity Boutique! This event helps ensure that local girls who couldn’t otherwise go to prom have a magical dress for their special night.
    • 9pm: Grateful Sunday 1-21 with Richie Shakin’ Nagan at Cosmic Charlie’s (music)Join us at 9pm for a FREE night of Grateful Dead music. Richie Shakin Nagan will be with us for the evening. Hope to see YOU there.

    Monday, January 22, 2018

    • 6pm: Beginners FREE Pool Clinic at Yesterday’s Billiards (games/free): Come Learn about the game and met some new friends. More information: HERE(Recurring Mondays).
    • 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 Atomic Ramen (games/kid 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).
    • 7pm: Trivia Night at The Original Brooklyn Pizza (games): Trivia night! (Recurring Mondays).
    • 7pm: Game of Thrones Trivia at Mirror Twin Brewing (games): Join for Game of Thrones Trivia at Mirror Twin Brewing Co. Sure to slay.
    • 7pm: Old Time Jam hosted by Stephanie Jeter at Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes (music/kid friendly/free): A weekly jam for enthusiasts of old-time fiddle tunes and songs from the Appalachian string band tradition. Bring your instrument and join, or sit and enjoy. The Broomwagon offers a delicious selection of food and drinks.
    • 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).
    • 8pm: Creed Bratton (from The Office) at Cosmic Charlie’s (music/comedy): An evening of music and comedy. Tickets available: HERE.
    • 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).

    Tuesday, January 23, 2018

    • 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: G Jones at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Concert!
    • 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: 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).
    • 6pm: BrewsCrews to Ethereal at Mr. Brews Taphouse (alcohol): Live on the Southside of Lexington? Don’t get much chance to go down to breweries…Allow Mr. Brews Taphouse and Horse and Barrel tours to take care of planning and transportation for you!!Price includes bus trip, tour, sampling, beer at brewery, trip back to Mr. Brews where you finish up with a burger of your choice, fresh cut fries or chips and a cold brew! Tickets available: HERE.
    • 6pm: Ceramic Workshops & Professional Development at The Living Arts and Science Center (arts/crafts): Learn how simple mud from the ground is prepared, formed and fired into a mug, salsa bowl or pie plate. Through expert demonstration and one-on-one guidance, enjoy getting your hands dirty at the potter’s wheel. Limit 7 students. More information: HERE and Tickets available: HERE.
    • 6pm: Evernote Presentation at Awesome Inc. (class/workshop): Listen to Jonathan Gaby, a certified Evernote consultant, educate us on the different features of Evernote and how it can be easily used to help creative professionals stay organized, network, keep track of clients and more.
    • 6pm: Porch Welcome Signs at Cut and Paste Craft Studio – Lexington (arts/crafts): Our welcome signs are 4 feet tall, 10 inches wide and meant to stand on your front porch. We start with a solid wood board which you will stain with one of our dozen different wood stains. Then we add 6″ wooden letters to spell out the word “WELCOME” while leaving out the “O.” We will fill in that space with your choice of snowflake, heart or clover. As the new year progresses we’ll add paw prints, Easter eggs, stars, flowers, beach balls and more to make your sign a truly year-round decoration. Each crafter will get to choose 2 shapes at the class to add to your board. Tickets available: HERE.
    • 6:30pm: Cookie Decorating with Maddie’s Cookie Co with Level Up Lexington at Seventh + Lime – SOLD OUT!!(food/class/workshop): Learn how to decorate beautiful cookies using royal icing and different decorating techniques. In this class you will learn the proper consistency for royal icing, how to outline and fill cookies, and how to create texture and dimension with icing alone. By the end of class you will be confident in your cookie decorating skills, have some recipes to try out on your own, and some cookies to take home and enjoy! Tickets available: HERE.
    • 6:30pm: Calder at The Casual Pint (art): Rescheduled event!
    • 7pm: Trivia Night at Ethereal Brewing (games): Go to Trivia Tuesday for some great beer and cash prizes! (Recurring Tuesdays).
    • 7pm: Art Journaling Make & Take at Daily Offerings Coffee Roastery (arts/crafts/free): You will be able to create your own Art Journaling piece using magazine clippings, decorative washi tape, markers and stickers. Create something that represents YOU and what you’re passionate about. Basic materials will be provided free of charge, and extra bonus supplies will be available for purchase!
    • 7pm: Semi Charmed Mic in 2018! at Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes (comedy/open-mic): Come on down to witness local comedy at it’s finest! Wanna have a laugh while kicking back and sipping a refreshing beverage in the very chill Broomwagon Coffee+ Bikes?
      Of course do, silly. That sounds fantastic. (They have coffee AND BEER, PEOPLE!) Or perhaps you’re somebody funny who wants to strut your stuff on the mic. Then do so, silly! 5-7 minute sets, show up, go up.
    • 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).
    • 8pm: Honeysuckle at The Burl (music): Live music!

    Wednesday, January 24, 2018

    • 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).
    • 4pm: Panera Bread Fundraiser at Panera Bread – Richmond Road (food/fundraiser): From 4–8PM on Wednesday, January 24, dine at Panera Bread and 20% of your proceeds will be donated to KITA (Kentucky Interpreter and Translator Association)! This is only happening at the Panera Bread on 2537 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40509. You MUST present this flyer to the Panera employees (on your smart phone or a hard copy) in order for 20% of the proceeds to be donated to KITA! Copy of flyer: HERE.
    • 6pm: Bourbon 101 Class at The Kentucky Castle (alcohol/workshop/class): There will be an overview of what exactly bourbon is, as well as a brief look at bourbon’s history and how it’s made today. The class will also cover how to nose and taste bourbon like a professional and will sample a variety of bourbons and near-bourbons to explore the differences among bourbon styles. $35 per person, class includes guided bourbon flight and light food. Dinner reservations at Castle Farm Restaurant available for after the class. Tickets availableHERE.
    • 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).
    • 6pm: Arnold Farr at Lynagh’s Irish Pub (music): Arnold Farr will preform at 6 PM. Come out and listen to some great music while having some great food.
    • 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).
    • 7pm: JJ Grey & Mofro at Manchester Music Hall (music): Live music!
    • 7pm: EdenspeaK At The Twisted Cork (music): EdenspeaK is a Rock/Blues band from central Kentucky. They’re best known for the songs ‘Rub My Belly’, ‘Another Leaf’, and ‘Little Blue Rose’.
    • 8pm: Karaoke at Bennigan’s on Richmond Road (music): Great Drink Specials and 1/2 Price Appetizers! (Recurring Wednesdays).
    • 8pm: The McLain Family Band! at Red Barn Live! (music): The McLain Family Band officially kicks off their 2018 50th anniversary tour with a performance on the Red Barn Radio stage! Direct from the hills of Kentucky, The McLain Family Band has become internationally known as one of the most spontaneous, creative and spirited groups performing contemporary Appalachian Bluegrass music. Tickets available: HERE.
    • 8pm: Zach Deputy at The Burl (music): In making his fourth album Wash It in the Water, Zach Deputy dreamed up a sunny and soulful new sound that fuses hip-hop, funk, and folky pop with the spirited rhythms of soca and calypso. With that sound embodied by the album’s brightly melodic and richly textured title track, Wash It in the Water finds the Georgia-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist mining his Puerto Rican and Cruzan heritage for inspiration. Tickets available: HERE.
    • 8:30pm: An Evening of Comedy at Rose & Jim’s (comedy): Another fantastic night of comedy at Rose N Jim’s! Come on out and watch Goo McIntyre sling some comedy around the place! As always, this should be another fantastic show!

    Thursday, January 25, 2018 – Lexington Comfort Food Week!

    • 12pm: Lexington Comfort Food Week at Various Restaurants (food): Welcome to Lexington Eats Week and the inaugural “Comfort Food Elevated” event! This Comfort Food Elevated event offers the foodie community an opportunity to dine at some of Lexington’s best locally-owned fine dining and fine casual establishments at a very comforting price. Special two- course meals are offered at $20.18* per person. See list of restaurants and menus: HERE.
    • 12pm: Felted Clog KAL at ReBelle (arts/crafts/kid friendly): The holidays are over and (hopefully) so is your holiday knitting, time to knit something for yourself. For this month’s knit along, we are going to go with an old school pattern- the Felted Clogs from Fiber Trends. We will be meeting every Thursday in January as well as one bonus Sunday and you don’t have to attend the knit-ins to participate. Come join the fun!! (Recurring Thursdays).
    • 5:30pm: How Charming! A Kentucky Bride Event: Lexington 2018 at The Livery (wedding): How Charming! is Kentucky’s most loved bridal event and serves as a fresh alternative to the traditional bridal show. Wedding planning should be fun, fresh, and exciting! The finest of Kentucky wedding vendors come together in an environment that celebrates creativity and collaboration. Attendees mingle and mix with select wedding industry professionals in an intimate environment. There will be complimentary drinks and light bites, music, and a party atmosphere. 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).
    • 6pm: Mini-Market at The Casual Pint (food/shopping): Our 2nd Mini-Market will feature local artists showcasing and selling artwork and crafts, food, and all the craft beer you can drink. Mark your calendars and come support local art!
    • 6pm: Locked Out: A Tenant’s Perspective at The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center (causes): In recent years, there has been a growing conversation about what communities in the United States can do and are currently doing about the pervasive, persistent problem of evictions and the seemingly permanent impact being evicted has on residents.
    • 6:30pm: CycleYou Ride for Charity at Cycle You (fitness/health/wellness/fundraiser): Join us for a Charity Ride with CycleYou on January 25th at 6:30pm with our host Mary Catherine. The class is $10 and proceeds go to The Well of Lexington. Get rid of the winter blues and help a charity a the same time! Win/Win. Reserve your spot: HERE.
    • 7pm: Trivia Night at Brasabana (games): Live Trivia! $25 Gift Certificate for 1st place, 2nd & 3rd get $15 & $10! (Recurring Thursdays).
    • 7pm: WinterFest 2018 presents Sweeney Todd at the Distillery Square Event Center (theater): Enjoy delicious food as you sit at your tables and visit the bar for fabulous drinks and cocktails! Dine, drink, and enjoy the magic of SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street! Tickets available: HERE.(Shows also on the 27th and 28th).
    • 7pm: Learn Somethin’ (FOR FREE!) at Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes (class): The topic for this class will be: What to Do if Your Bike is Stolen. Participants are encouraged to bring their own bikes for this class! We will record your bike’s serial number as well as photograph your bike to store in your customer profile. We will also provide a fancy “Missing” poster template so in the unfortunate event your bike is stolen, you can quickly plug in the information and get the word out there FAST. Classes are FREE and generally last around an hour with time after for questions. Please show up around 15-30 minutes before class to order food and drinks and find seating, classes start at 7PM SHARP.
    • 7pm: Feed the Kids Friday at Azur Restaurant and Patio (food/fundraiser): $60 per person plus tax and gratuity. $15 per person donated to The Backpack Food Program. The dinner includes Chef Jeremy Ashby’s interpretation of some of your favorite childhood dishes. Proceeds benefit The Backpack Food Program run by The Child Care Council of Kentucky. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Purchase tickets: HERE.
    • 8pm: Trivia Night at The Video Saloon (games): First, second, and third place winners all receive monetary prizes! (Recurring Thursdays).
    • 8pm: Vena Cava and Ivyrye Concert at Cats Den (music): Come join us in the Cats Den for a free concert featuring Lexington-based bands Vena Cava and Ivyrye. Cats Den is located in the basement of Blazer Hall (343 S Martin Luther King Blvd, Lexington, KY 40508).
    • 8pm: Pokey Lafarge at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Live music! Purchase tickets: HERE.
    • 8pm: Twisted Pine and William Matheny at The Burl (music): Live music! Purchase tickets: HERE.
    • 8pm: Matthew McNeal, FuzzCuzz, and Maggie Lander at Al’s Bar (music): Live music!
    • 8:30pm: Josh’s Birthday Show at The Twisted Cork (comedy): This should be an incredible show at the Twisted Cork. Headliners Andy Frampton and Shawn Reynolds are both here tonight along with outrageously funny Madison Pohl and Ish Shalash! Come on out and have blast and help Josh celebrate his 45th birthday!
    • 8:30pm: Team Trivia and Founders Tap Take Over at Lynagh’s Irish Pub (games)Come out and have fun! Local Trivia Action will be hosting team trivia and Lynahg’s will be tapping Breakfast Stout and Azacca IPA.
    • 8:30pm: George Molton Acoustic at Willie’s Locally Known (music): George Molton and friends play a stripped down acoustic set of your country favorites. Tickets available: HERE:

    Friday, January 26, 2018 – Lexington Comfort Food Week!

    • 12pm: Lexington Comfort Food Week at Various Restaurants (food): Welcome to Lexington Eats Week and the inaugural “Comfort Food Elevated” event! This Comfort Food Elevated event offers the foodie community an opportunity to dine at some of Lexington’s best locally-owned fine dining and fine casual establishments at a very comforting price. Special two- course meals are offered at $20.18* per person. See list of restaurants and menus: HERE.
    • 5pm: Liam’s Fancy at Lynagh’s Irish Pub (music): Live music!
    • 5:30pm: Improv at The Kentucky Castle (comedy): Do you like to laugh? Come meet Rhonda! No, Rhonda isn’t a person but a team of Lexington based actors who offer a side-splitting Improv comedy experience. Based on suggestions from the audience the team creates laugh-out-loud scenes that you’ve never seen before and will never see again. Tickets available: HERE.
    • 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).
    • 6pm: Ben Lacy at Brasabana (music): Live music!
    • 7pm: It’s Your Night at the Museum at the Explorium of Lexington (alcohol/food/fundraiser): A night for the grown ups at the Explorium! Enjoy the mechanical bull, photo booth, henna art, trivia, and more! Upscale carnival food, and beer and wine open bar. Must be 21 to attend. Have fun and support the Explorium all at the same time! Purchase tickets: HERE.
    • 7pm: Craig Gerdes at The Break Room at Pepper (music): Embodied by the life of a traveler, Craig Gerdes sounds of rug-cutting outlaw country balanced with gritty ballads of strong heads and weak hearts. He was recommended by our good friend Justin Wells and we are honored and excited to welcome him to town.
    • 7pm: Willie Eames at AZUR (music): Live music!
    • 7pm: Coat Drive Redux at Lussi Brown Coffee Bar (fundraiser/food/music): Bring your gently used coats, hats, gloves, and backpacks to donate to the New Life Day Center of Lexington. You’ll receive 10% off drinks for your donations. We’ll also have live music, artist TBA. And we’re bringing back “Make Your Own Flight” for this occasion. If you’ve been wanting to try more than one cocktail on our menu, this is the night to try 3 different ones for $12. Event is 21+ only. Our 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.
    • 7pm: Chris Weiss Live at J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar (music): Kick back and enjoy some great BBQ, a cocktail or two and the music of Chris Weiss Live from 7-10 pm.
    • 7pm: 4th Friday Social Ride at Gratz Park (fitness): A social group ride of about 6 miles. Ride will be at a casual pace to allow riders of all skill levels to participate. Ride will likely take around an hour or less. Ride will begin At Gratz Park wind around downtown and end at Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes for refreshments and socializing. (Recurring the 4th Friday of each month).
    • 7pm: The Nude: Brutal Beauty Opening Celebration at the Lexington Art League (art): Stripped down and back to it’s most bare, The Nude: Brutal Beauty is an exhibition of the human figure that speaks to our innermost instincts that crave satisfaction, pleasure, and comfort. Through works that invite us to examine the physical qualities we are unable to avoid and often hide, The Nude: Brutal Beauty, seeks to convey a universal rawness that reveals our desires and limitations, while boldly approaching the way we experience the human form. Purchase tickets: HERE.
    • 8pm: Neko Case at Manchester Music Hall (music): Live music. Purchase tickets: HERE.
    • 8pm: Big Easy Fridays at Creaux (music): A combination of live jazz, funk, and blues played every Friday night is the perfect ending to your week. Come be part of the most vibrant crowd of Friday nights in downtown Lexington! (Recurring Fridays).
    • 8pm: A Common Wealth Band at Willie’s Locally Known (music): joined by Duo “Unofficial” Shane Smith & Michael Chandler. This will be a night you won’t want to miss. Come have a cold one or three, eat some bbq and support live music!
    • 9pm: Rough Customers, Sempervivi, Jericho Harlot at Best Friend Bar (music): The Rough Customers are back with their new singer! Sempervivi is a full fledged punk rock band now! The Jericho Harlot are stopping in from Indy to indie rock your faces! $5 cover.
    • 9pm: Hi-5 at O’Neill’s (music): Hi-5 returns after our sold out New Years Eve Party!!! Let’s keep the party going! if you missed us bring your dancing shoes and join the fun!
    • 9pm: Jericho Woods at The Burl (music): Jericho Woods will be coming to The Burl with Heathen Sons and Arlo McKinley on Friday, January 26th! Purchase tickets: HERE.
    • 10pm: Doctor Ocular with Calabash & Sour Cream at Al’s Bar (music):
      Doctor Ocular is on their Hippocratic Toast Release Tour. Blending synth and guitar with Drum & Bass, Doctor Ocular sets original melodies and arrangements of covers with vibes from Jamtronica, Acid-Jazz, Synth-pop, and Roots-Rock.

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    Whitney S.

    I’m Whitney, the founder of Fabulous in Fayette, and I’m a Proud Kentuckian, who is in love with her city of Lexington. I’m dedicated in sharing what our city and has to offer to locals, and whoever may visit in the future. I showcase numerous events, local businesses and restaurants, as well as bourbon. Every Friday, I post a list of over 100 things to do in Lexington for the upcoming week, so everyone can know what’s going on and have a chance to get out and explore Lexington.