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Things To Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week Of January 27-February 2, 2018

January 26, 2018

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I can’t believe the month is almost over! It’s Friday, and that means, I have composed a list of over 100+ things to do in Lexington this upcoming week! There are also lots of free events happening this week as well!

Don’t forget that Lexington Comfort Food Week is in full swing, so go out and support our local restaurants!

 

Disclaimer: 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: The Week of January 27-February 2, 2018:

Saturday, January 27, 2018 – Lexington Comfort Food Week!

  • 8am: Sweat Series with Aspire Fitness at lululemon (health/fitness): Come support your own health while helping others as well. This complimentary class will also be accepting donations for Surgery on Sunday. Bring some water and get ready to sweat for surgeries!
  • 9am: Now What, Seedleaf? at The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center (discussion): We are inviting community members, including volunteers, neighbors, and fans of Seedleaf, to help direct our efforts in the coming growing season and beyond during this feedback session. Participants will share and explore ideas and actions that will help Seedleaf better meet our mission of nourishing communities through growing and sharing food. The event will also focus on how Seedleaf can better represent and work with communities of color living in the North End.
  • 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.
  • 10am: EPIC TWO-DAY WAREHOUSE SALE at Kentucky for Kentucky (shopping): Our EPIC TWO-DAY WAREHOUSE SALE is back, y’all! Our biggest sale of the year is going down this Friday, January 26th and Saturday, January 27th only at the Kentucky Fun Mall. It’s Spring cleaning time at the Fun Mall, and we’re deeply discounting and discontinuing a bunch of tees and prints that MUST GO! We’d recommend getting here early for best selection of deals. More details: HERE.
  • 10am: Discovery Saturday + Family Workshops at The Living Arts & Science Center (workshop/class/kid friendly): Spend the day creating and discovering with friends and family during Discovery Saturday. More information: HERE.
  • 10am: Make Your Own Ninja Obstacle Course (crafts/kid friendly): We invite you to come and build your own obstacle and movement skills objects for your back yard! We are going to host one build a month. By summer time you will have a good start on your own back yard adventure! Each build is a take home experience and will teach the basics of tool safety and use. $50 per session. Purchase tickets: HERE(Recurring on the last Saturday of the month).
  • 11am: Bluegrass Chalk Make & Take at The Magical Toy Shoppe (arts/crafts/kid friendly): Jennifer with Bluegrass Chalk will be in store and helping to create unique fun crafts! This event is limited to only 10 spots and is best for kids ages 7 and up!
  • 11am: Balance & Brews and Nate’s on National & La Petit Delicat (food/drink/fitness): Coffee & Yoga! Macarons & Yoga! Yes Please!!! Join us for our first event at our new “studio.” It’s super cozy and you can treat yourself after class with coffee and macarons. Registration includes an hour of all levels yoga led by Kelli Janes Gabat and $5 towards any coffee or treat! Purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 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: Acrovinyasa with Madison – beginner friendly and by donation (health/wellness/fitness): An all-level, 2-hour workshop offered on a donation/free basis from 12pm – 2pm the last two Saturdays of each month. This entire flow covers 90 asanas (45yoga & 45 acro) and introduces a wide variety of postures and transitions, originating from both the yoga and acrobatic traditions. Every air asana moves seamlessly from one to the next creating a continuous sequence. Each class will cover about 10 postures, from earth to air. A partner is not required, but bring your friends for more fun! (Recurring Saturdays).
  • 1pm: Oil & Flower Open House at Oil & Flower Apothecary (wellness): Swing by and sneak a peek into our little world of wellness. Oil & Flower is a work in progress and we’re excited to be partnering with Mama K Essentials in 2018 to expand our offerings and inspire holistic living into the lives of our friends, loved ones and anyone looking to welcome holistic living into their everyday.Starting out we’ll carry oils and a small amount of herbal teas, bach flower remedies, and a few other natural products. As well as offering holistic lifestyle coaching. Over the year we plan to expand our offerings to include classes, workshops and mini retreats.
  • 2pm: Sacagawea: Discovering History at the Lexington Children’s Theatre (theater/kid friendly): About the show: “Dear Journal, It’s me, Jane. This summer I’m stuck on a family road trip with my nerdy dad and annoying little brother, recreating Lewis and Clark’s famous journey. Ugh, history. So boring, right? Well, I guess it is kind of interesting to be learning about Sacagawea, Lewis and Clark’s Native American translator and guide on the trail. She spoke several languages, could find food in even the hardest places, and traveled the whole expedition with a baby on her back! She was one incredible woman. Okay, so I guess maybe my dad was right. History really can come to life!” Purchase tickets: 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.
  • 2pm: Hitchhiker: a Reading by Bob Thompson at Brier Books (reading/books): In Hitchhiker: Stories from the Kentucky Homefront, Thompson offers readers homegrown tales that interweave ghosts of the past with real and imagined worlds. The stories progress from his Tom Sawyer–esque childhood in Western Kentucky through his various incarnations as everything from an incense-burning flower-child hitchhiker to an unrepentant adventurer following the footsteps of Hemingway and the Lost Generation across Europe. This collection brings together coming-of-age tales, family stories of bygone eras, and even true accounts of unsolved murders and mysteries.
  • 3pm: Honey Hour at Honeywood (food/drink/cooking demonstration): Owner/Chef Ouita Michel shares a free food demonstration. Come out and hear her tips! If you’d like to attend, please call (859) 469-8234 or email info@honeywoodrestaurant.com.
  • 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.
  • 6pm: Owl Prowl at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary (outdoors/kid friendly): Join Raven Run naturalists for an after-hours evening owl prowl. We will hike some of the trails (moderate inclines and distances), looking and listening for and attempting to call in Eastern Screech (and other) owls. It will be only a few days before the full moon so visibility should be good, but you might want to bring a flashlight just in case there’s cloud cover. This program is mostly outdoors; dress for the weather. Meet at the visitor center. Must preregister by calling (859) 272-6105. Space for this hike is limited so call earlier than later.
  • 6pm: Mike Evces Live at Brasabana (music): Live music!
  • 7pm: Trivia Night at Good Foods (trivia): 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.
  • 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: Mike Archer at AZUR (music): Live music!
  • 7pm: Ben Lacy & Corey Cross at J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar (music): Live music!
  • 7pm: Sacagawea: Discovering History at the Lexington Children’s Theatre (theater/kid friendly): About the show: “Dear Journal, It’s me, Jane. This summer I’m stuck on a family road trip with my nerdy dad and annoying little brother, recreating Lewis and Clark’s famous journey. Ugh, history. So boring, right? Well, I guess it is kind of interesting to be learning about Sacagawea, Lewis and Clark’s Native American translator and guide on the trail. She spoke several languages, could find food in even the hardest places, and traveled the whole expedition with a baby on her back! She was one incredible woman. Okay, so I guess maybe my dad was right. History really can come to life!” Purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 7:30pm: Ronn Crowder and Friends at Backstretch Sports Bar and Grill (music): Each week Ronn Crowder is joined by some of the finest musicians in the Central Kentucky area. With a repertoire of hundreds of songs, RC and Friends will surely find something that suits your musical tastes! His bluesy Memphis stylings are the recipe for a fine evening out on the town. Add that to the great food, drinks and service and you know why the Backstretch is one of the best joints in town!
  • 8pm: Obtuse Angles Live Podcast at World of Beer (comedy): Laugh along and have a beer with Jeremy and Kyle as they hilariously pick apart pop culture, movies, comics wrestling and much more!!
  • 8pm: Taylor Dye at Twisted Cork (music): Live music!
  • 8pm: The Big Meal by Dan LeFranc at Studio Players – the Lexington Community Theater (theater): Somewhere in America, in a typical suburban restaurant on a typical night, Sam and Nicole first meet. Sparks fly. And so begins an expansive tale that traverses five generations of a modern family, from first kiss to final goodbye. A stunning, big-hearted play that spans nearly eighty years in roughly ninety minutes, The Big Meal tells the extraordinary story of an ordinary family. Contains mature language. Tickets available: HERE. (Show also on Sunday, January 28 at 2:30pm). 
  • 9pm: Flying Things, Ivyrye, Cannon Eyes at Al’s Bar (music): Live music!
  • 9pm: Kelly Richey at Whiskey Bear (music): 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. Kelly Richey is a Kentucky native well known for her virtuosity on the electric guitar, but few people know her acoustic side. Richey began her career by playing in folk duos, in small pubs throughout her hometown of Lexington, KY.
  • 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: Ben Miller Band and Chicago Farmer at Willie’s Locally Known (music): Combining the urgency of rock and roll, the frenetic energy of bluegrass, the soul of the delta blues and the haunted spirit of Appalachian mountain music into a unique musical stew they dub “Ozark Stomp,” Ben Miller Band will light the stage for a performance that is not to be missed!
  • 9pm: Rumpke Mountain Boys and the Restless Leg String Band at The Burl (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9pm: Nora Jane Struthers and Eric Bolander at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 10pm: Paul Groves Reunion Show at Austin City Saloon (music): It’s been 2 years since they have rocked the Stage. Don’t miss this Reunion Show at the World Famous Austin City Saloon!
  • 10pm: Wicked Peace and Champs of the Sun at Lynagh’s Irish Pub (music): A night of good ol’ fashioned rockin’ tunes

Sunday, January 28, 2018 – Lexington Comfort Food Week!

  • 10am: 21c Yoga with Art – Cindy Reed 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. Purchase tickets: HERE. (Recurring Sundays). 
  • 11am: Dually Noted at Bear and the Butcher (music): Join us for a brunch jam, this Sunday, at Bear and the Butcher! We hear their brunch menu is delicious! How can you pass up good food and good music? We will also have a special guest, Catey Coffield, performing a few tunes!
  • 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.
  • 1pm: Sacagawea Discover More Workshop at the Lexington Children’s Theatre (workshop/kid friendly/free): Join teaching artist Susan Mullins Kwaronhiawi as we explore Sacagawea’s influence in this interactive workshop filled with music and dance! Tickets: This event is FREE but space is limited. Please call the Box Office at 859.254.4546 x 247 or email boxoffice@lctonstage.org to reserve your spot today.
  • 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.
  • 2pm: The Big Meal by Dan LeFranc at Studio Players – the Lexington Community Theater (theater): Somewhere in America, in a typical suburban restaurant on a typical night, Sam and Nicole first meet. Sparks fly. And so begins an expansive tale that traverses five generations of a modern family, from first kiss to final goodbye. A stunning, big-hearted play that spans nearly eighty years in roughly ninety minutes, The Big Meal tells the extraordinary story of an ordinary family. Contains mature language. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 2pm: Star City Circus ft. Grayson Jenkins, Ryan Allen, Horton Holler & More (music/free): Live music! Reserve your FREE ticket: HERE.
  • 2pm: Sacagawea: Discovering History at the Lexington Children’s Theatre (theater/kid friendly): About the show: “Dear Journal, It’s me, Jane. This summer I’m stuck on a family road trip with my nerdy dad and annoying little brother, recreating Lewis and Clark’s famous journey. Ugh, history. So boring, right? Well, I guess it is kind of interesting to be learning about Sacagawea, Lewis and Clark’s Native American translator and guide on the trail. She spoke several languages, could find food in even the hardest places, and traveled the whole expedition with a baby on her back! She was one incredible woman. Okay, so I guess maybe my dad was right. History really can come to life!” Purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 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!
  • 6pm: Superb-o! at Lynagh’s Irish Pub (music): Live music!
  • 5pm: Essential Oils and Pets at Southern Barker (wellness/class): Essential oils are a huge topic of conversation these days, but did you know you can use them to promote health and wellness for your pet as well as for yourself? This class will teach you some of the basic ways to use essential oils with your pet. Participants will make an essential oil-based spray to take home and try with their pets! The cost of the class will be $5 per participant. This class is is limited to 12 participants. Please message us with your name, email and phone number to get signed up HERE.
  • 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: Horse’s Mouth Storytelling Night: “Identity Crisis” at West Sixth Brewing (storytelling): True stories told live. Each month features a different theme!
  • 9pm: Grateful Sunday at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Live music!

Monday, January 29, 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.
  • 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).
  • 6pm: Wine 101 Class at wine + market (alcohol/class/workshop): It’s time for our annual Wine 101 class! As we learn to sniff and sip through the big five grape varieties, we’ll also discuss how wine is made, major wine producing regions, food pairing tips, and more! Tickets are $20 with an optional paired cheese plate for an additional $5. Must call (859) 225-0755 to RSVP.
  • 6pm: The Art Life: a Discussion with Stuart Horodner at Brier Books (discussion): In 2012, Stuart Horodner wrote a book called The Art Life: On Creativity & Career. He had the sense that the focus on “professional practices” as taught in art schools and university art departments was only one side of the story. Stuart had done plenty of lectures on this topic across North America, addressing how artists should approach galleries, what art magazines are good for, the best ways to visit fairs and festivals, and other strategic matters. As an ex-gallery owner and art fair organizer, he has a lot invested in clarifying misconceptions and trying to keep artists from being disappointed for the wrong reasons, as well as providing insights about positive aspects of their careers. The discussion at Brier Books will address issues of creativity and career, community, and connectivity.
  • 6:30pm: Laughter Yoga at Centered (health/wellness/fitness): Join us every Monday night for Laughter Yoga! Bring a friend and share the amazing benefits of laughter! You will leave feeling less stressed and more joyful, all while improving your overall health! More details: 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: 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: J. Render’s Beach Bash at J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar (food/party): All these frigid temperatures have us dreaming of a tropical island with warm breezes, how about you? I think what we need is a party to get us out of the winter doldrums. Come join us on Monday, Jan 29, from 7-10 pm for J. Render’s Beach Bash. We’ll have a Caribbean Buffet, tropical drink specials, music from the islands and everything you need to dream of the Island Life and warm tropical breezes! Reservations are required, cost is $35 per person. Call 859-533-9777 to reserve your spot today.
  • 7:30pm: Best Thing I Ever Ate Watch Party (food/party/free): Crank & Boom is making its national TV debut on “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” on the Cooking Channel. The “Most Popular” Episode will feature owner, Toa Green and the Bourbon Ball Sundae. TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT, BUT YOU CAN STILL STOP BY FOR A FREE BOURBON BALL SUNDAE BETWEEN 7 – 9 PM ON MONDAY JAN 29 TO CELEBRATE WITH US!
  • 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 30, 2018  – Lexington Comfort Food Week!

  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 5:30pm: Figure Drawing Workshop with David Stenulson at the Lexington Art League (art/class): This workshop teaches the basic foundations of drawing in a simple three step process. No prior drawing experience is required and all levels are welcome. Participants will work in charcoal and learn how to hone a basic sketch from a crude state into a finished tonal drawing. While still learning to see and interpret glimpses of beauty in the beginning crude stages, participants will also gain an awareness of compositional perspectives. The concepts taught in this workshop translate into the foundations for painting technique as well. Materials will be provided as participants are guided through working from a live model, receive one on one instruction, and watch a live demonstration. Purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 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: 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.
  • 6:30pm: Composting with Bokashi at The Plantory (class/workshop): Join us to learn more about composting in small spaces. Bokashi composition is a small scale composting method that uses lactobacillus bacteria to aid in the process. With Bokashi, it is possible to compost fruit and veggie scraps as well as meat, dairy and oils. At the workshop we will learn how the process works, what is needed to have a healthy Bokashi system, how to set up your system at home and even get to make some Bokashi starter to take home. Space is limited, so RSVP – ryan@seedleaf.org. Audit this one for free, or take home a starter kit for $35.
  • 7pm: Trivia Night at Pivot Brewing (games): We know you love trivia night, so we’re bringing it back for one night only. There will be lots of prizes, lots of music, lots of questions, and lots of fun.
  • 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.
  • 7pm: Trivia Night at Ethereal Brewing (games): Join us on Trivia Tuesday for some great beer and cash prizes!
  • 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: San Fermin with support from Mikaela Davis at The Burl (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.

Wednesday, January 31, 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.
  • 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).
  • 5pm: Well Traveled Band at Lynagh’s Irish Pub (music): Trio including Amber French with lead vocals, Bruce Jones on guitar and Lance Sorrels on percussion and performing originals and cool covers of your favorite tunes.
  • 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: Wedding Planning Essentials at The Livery (workshop/class): Newly engaged and not sure where to start? Even if you’re in the “dropping hints” stage or have just been hit with a load of Maid of Honor duties, this class is for you! Join us for this crash-course in wedding planning survival with local wedding expert and event planner extraordinaire Shelby with White Cat Weddings! Shelby is not only an amazing wedding and event planner, she is an amazing woman with a heart of gold! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6pm: TOPS February Preview Party at the Venues of the Grand Reserve (party): Ready to see our February issue BEFORE it hits the stands!? Or… are you just ready to meet + mingle with some of Lexington’s most awesome business professionals!? No matter what your reason … JOIN US for our February Preview Party at The Grand Reserve! Haven’t yet attended an event at The Grand Reserve? Now is your chance! This event is open to the public!! Enjoy appetizers by Bluegrass Catering and select open bar provided by your host, The Grand Reserve.
  • 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: YA Panel with Rachael Allen & Laurie Devore at Joseph-Beth Booksellers (books): Join us as YA authors Rachael Allen, Taxonomy of Love, and Laurie Devore, Winner Take All, discuss their newest books! This duo will be talking books, love, life, literature, and everything in between! Look for the impromptu taxonomic instruction!
  • 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.
  • 7:30pm: Ruth B at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Live music! Purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 8pm: Karaoke at Bennigan’s on Richmond Road (music): Great Drink Specials and 1/2 Price Appetizers! (Recurring Wednesdays).
  • 8pm: Magnolia Boulevard at Red Barn Live (music): Magnolia Boulevard is a five piece band built in Lexington, Kentucky. With a variety of musical backgrounds, the group has come together seamlessly on a common sound: balancing the line between blues, funk and rock n’ roll. Inspired by greats-like The Allman Brothers Band and Tedeschi Trucks Band- this group has their own unique story to tell: featuring Ryan Allen (keys), Todd Copeland (drums), Gregg Erwin (guitar), Maggie Noelle (vocals/acoustic guitar) and John Roberts (bass). Purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 8pm: Brett Stafford Smith at World of Beer (music): He’ll be in the tavern January 31st starting at 8:00 p.m. Good beer, good music, GOOD TIMES!!

Thursday, February 1, 2018 – Lexington Comfort Food Week!

  • 9:30am: Story Time at the Play Area at Fayette Mall (kid friendly): A Lexington Public Library storyteller will be here to create wonderful memories for a 30 minute story time with songs and movement! This is a perfect time for you to enjoy an early morning mall walk and then relax as kids have story time!
  • 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).
  • 5pm: Farm to You: Connecting with Community Supported Agriculture at West Sixth Brewing (discussion): Learn how community supported agriculture (CSA) works and how much it costs. Speak directly with local farmers about their CSA programs and delivery options. Hosted by Bluegrass Farm to Table, UK Cooperative Extension, and the Center for Crop Diversification.
  • 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: Discovery Night: Celebrate China at The Living Arts & Science Center (art/kid friendly): Join us for a festive evening of traditional Chinese performance and participation during this special cultural discovery night program. Performing and visual artists from the University of Kentucky’s Confucius institute will be taking us on a journey through a variety of Chinese art forms. We’ll be exploring the beauty of tai chi and the liveliness of material arts as well as creating Chinese lanterns and fluid calligraphy. Watch, learn & participate in this special evening of Chinese art & culture. $2 per person suggested donation.
  • 6:30pm: Bridge at Sunset (Instructor Choice: Painting Landscape) at Michael’s in Hamburg (art/class): Learn basic acrylic painting techniques and create your own art piece featuring landscapes, florals, seascapes, still-life paintings and portraits. No painting experience required! Each Grumbacher classes consists of 2-hours of step-by-step instruction to complete your piece of art. Supplies not included. Purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 7pm: Trivia Night at Brasabana (games): Live Trivia! $25 Gift Certificate for 1st place, 2nd & 3rd get $15 & $10! (Recurring Thursdays).
  • 7pm: The Color Purple at The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center (film/free): The Lyric Theatre is pleased to announce the extension of the Black Lens Film Series. The Winter series will feature a classic for its third film of the series, “The Color Purple”It will be featured on Thursday, February 1 starting at 7 p.m. This is a free and open to the public event! Reserve your tickets today. The Lyric thanks Toyota Manufacturing for their generous support in making this film series possible. Reserve your FREE spot: HERE.
  • 7:15pm: Ryan Hamilton at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Ryan Hamilton is endearing comedy lovers, and his future is bright. Named one of Rolling Stone’s Five Comics to Watch with standout appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, The Late Late Show, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, and Showtime, he’s establishing himself as one of the country’s favorite stand-ups. Tickets available: HERE(Shows also on Friday, February 2 and Saturday, February 3).
  • 8pm: Trivia Night at The Video Saloon (games): First, second, and third place winners all receive monetary prizes! (Recurring Thursdays).
  • 8:30pm: An Evening with Harold Sherman at Wille’s Locally Known (music): Piano, vocals, jazz, originals, some material you’ve never heard. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9pm: Joe’s Truck Stop, Tyler Randall, Darrin Hacquard at The Burl (music): Live music! Purchase tickets: HERE.

Friday, February 2, 2018 – Lexington Comfort Food Week!

  • 10am: Lillian West Trunk Show at The White Dress of Lexington (shopping): A representative from Lillian West will be present to help you find the perfect dress, and brides will receive a free veil with the purchase of a Lillian West dress! You can also shop on Saturday, February 3 and Sunday, February 4.
  • 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: The Yonders at Lynagh’s Irish Pub (music): The Yonders are live the first Frday of every month at Lynagh’s.
  • 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: Central Kentucky Heart Ball at the Lexington Center (causes): The 30th annual Central Kentucky Heart Ball will celebrate the mission and work of the American Heart Association. The black tie preferred event will honor Linda Ball and will be chaired by Dr. Greg and Michele White. A reception and silent auction begins at 6 pm and dinner, live auction and live entertainment begins at 7:30 pm. Call Mike Turner at 859-317-6878 for more information. More information and to purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 6pm: Market 301 at Manchester Music Hall (shopping): With the support of the local community and love for this event, there are now over 30 makers, artisans, and/or boutiques that set-up each month to bring Lexington, KY the best of shopping local. At the Market 301 you will find goods such as: paper goods, men’s & women’s wares, children’s wares, ceramics, illustration, wood art, home goods, cocktail syrups, treats (for humans and the furry type) and beauty. See a list of vendors: HERE.
  • 6pm: Rob Ward at Horseshoes Kentucky Grill and Saloon (music): Live music!
  • 7pm: Team Trivia Friday at Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes (games): Free trivia with prizes to be won!
  • 7pm: DJ Rice at AZUR (music): Enjoy dinner and LIVE music by Lexington’s one and only, DJ Rice!
  • 7pm: Wesley Saylor, Justin Ratcliff, and Cody Morgan at Common Grounds (music): Live music!
  • 7:15pm: Ryan Hamilton at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Ryan Hamilton is endearing comedy lovers, and his future is bright. Named one of Rolling Stone’s Five Comics to Watch with standout appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, The Late Late Show, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, and Showtime, he’s establishing himself as one of the country’s favorite stand-ups. Tickets available: HERE(Shows also on Saturday, February 3).
  • 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: 1964 The Tribute at Lexington Opera House (music): “The Best Beatles Tribute on Earth” Rolling Stone 1964 The Tribute takes their audiences on a musical journey to an era in rock history that will live in all of our hearts forever. They are hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute in the world. Choosing songs from the preSgt. Pepper era, “1964” recreates an early 60’s live Beatles concert with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, and on stage banter. Purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 8pm: Blind Corn Liquor Pickers at Lynagh’s Irish Pub (music): Kentucky bluegrass stretched to it’s modern limits, driven by drums and electric guitar and powered by vocals that will make myths of your daily routines.
  • 9pm: Marco Benevento and Leaden Verse at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Live music!
  • 9:30pm: Bob Marley Tribute with The Ark Band at Willie’s Locally Known (music): Come celebrate Reggae legend Bob Marley’s birthday with The Ark Band on their nationwide tribute tour! Purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 9:30pm: Driftwood Gypsy, Hot Brown Smackdown, and Mama Said String Band at The Burl (music): Live music! Purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 9:45pm: Ryan Hamilton at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Ryan Hamilton is endearing comedy lovers, and his future is bright. Named one of Rolling Stone’s Five Comics to Watch with standout appearances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Conan, The Late Late Show, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, and Showtime, he’s establishing himself as one of the country’s favorite stand-ups. Tickets available: HERE(Shows also on Saturday, February 3).
  • 10pm: Ivyrye, Bungalow Betty, and Dr. Hamilton’s Remedy at Best Friend Bar (music): Live music
  • 10pm: DJ Eli Woodie at Red Mile (music): Don’t miss out on DJ Eli Woodie at the Fun Zone! The floor will come to life with your favorite jams after our Power Hour drawings are up.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

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