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Things To Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week Of February 3-9, 2018

February 2, 2018

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I can’t believe that it’s already February. It seems like this year is flying by! Is anyone else exciting it’s the weekend? Some good news… there are still TWO days left of Lexington Comfort Food Week, so be sure to get out there and support our local restaurants.

Looking for something else to do in the upcoming week? Well, look no further…

Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week of February 3-9, 2018:

Saturday, February 3, 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).
  • 8:30am: Sweat Series with Bethany Bubenzer at lululemon Lexington (health/fitness): Come flow with us this Saturday as Bethany leads us through the first class of our February Sweat Series. We are so excited to have her in the store to kick off the month!
  • 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.
  • 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: Kentucky Reptile Expo at the Lexington Convention Center (kid friendly): Awesome animals, awesome deals, a family fun event from 10a-4p! Stop by, bring the kids & have some fun with us Feb. 3rd! Admission is $5, Kids 10 & under are FREE!
  • 11am: Learn to Play Ukulele Edition at The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center (music/class/workshop): 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. 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).
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 6pm: Chris Weiss at Brasabana (music): Live music!
  • 6pm: 4th Annual “I Have A Dream Children’s Ball” at The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center (cause): A beautiful, encouraging experience for our children/young adults. Featuring Devine Carama, dinner, dancing, and the “RED CARPET.” Tickets are $20.00
  • 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.
  • 7pm: Pearse Irish Whiskey Launch Party at Parlay Social (alcohol): Meet the team behind Alltech’s new line of spirits as we celebrate the launch of Pearse Irish Whiskeys!
  • 7pm: Ben Lacy and Corey Cross at AZUR (music): Live music!
  • 7pm: The January Ball: A Midwinter Night’s Dream at The Loudoun House (cause): The evening will be full of mysterious and fantastical Shakespearean revelry in the beautiful Loudoun House, 209 Castlewood Dr, Lexington, KY 40505. Featuring hor d’oeuvres and cocktails by Sweet LiLu’s, expect to feast your ears on musical entertainment by some of Lexington’s most operatic Elizabethean tunes and some naughty Shakespearean fairies to boot. More information: HERE and tickets available: 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).
  • 7:30pm: OJS Presents: JD Allen Trio at TeeDee’s Bluegrass Progressive Club (music): JD Allen is a bright rising light on today’s international jazz scene. His unique and compelling voice on the instrument – the result of a patient and painstaking confrontation with the fundamentals of the art – has recently earned Allen a blaze of critical attention signaling his ascension to the upper ranks of the contemporary jazz world.  Purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 7:30pm: Ronn Crowder and Friends at Backstretch Sports Bar and Grill (music): Live music!
  • 7:30pm: Rhyan Sinclair & All the Little Pieces Trio at Lynagh’s Irish Pub (music): Live music!
  • 8pm: Sour Cream with Taildragger at Al’s Bar (music): Live music!
  • 9pm: The DistraXions at Banners (music): Live music!
  • 9pm: Vivian Leigh at Minglewood (music): At the ripe old age of 13, Vivian has a voice that will stop you in your tracks! Her covers range from Etta James to Lady Gaga. She plays guitar, piano and dabbles in banjo and Ukulele, and has played on The Woodsongs Old Radio hour twice. This is a show you don’t want to miss!!
  • 9pm: Lost Dog Street Band at The Burl (music): Live music! Purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 9pm: Emily Hagihara, The Recipe for Gamma Rays, and FuzzCuzz (music): Live music!
  • 9pm: The Sway at Whiskey Bear (music): We’re excited to bring some of Lexington’s favorite artists to 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. The Sway are couple in song and life, Chris Floyd and Melanie Pauley. Think sexy, soulful pop rock. Melanie’s vocals are rich and warm and put the velvet on the more classic rock/pop guitar and gritty harmonies from Chris. The tension of the male/female archetype is palpable in their lyrics and songs.
  • 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 Friday, February 2 and Saturday, February 3).
  • 10pm: Rebel at Chevy Chase Inn (music): Live music!
  • 10pm: Dad Shorts, Paper Sweaters, Gravel & Spiders at Best Friend Bar (music): Live music!

Sunday, February 4 – Lexington Comfort Food Week!

  • 10am: 21c Yoga with Art – Cindy Hutchison 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). 
  • 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.
  • 11am: Balance & Brews at Pivot Brewing (alcohol/health/fitness): It’s our one year anniversary in Lexington, but check this out: yoga can be traced back 5000 years and beer 7000 years ago. It’s gotta be good, right? Find out for yourself. Carly will lead you through an all levels vinyasa flow and afterwards, Mirror Twin has some of the best brews in town! Purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 11am: Super Bowl LII with Rise Up! Pizza at Rock House Brewing (food): This is also the official relaunch of Rise Up! Pizza, go check it out!
  • 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.
  • 2pm: The Star City Circus Winter Residency at The Burl (music): The Star City Circus Winter Residency at The Burl presented by The Revival and Hosted by Kristofer Lee (Jaimoe Trucks). Live music!
  • 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: Open Meditation at Granola Culture (wellness): 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: Lexington Ballet at Brier Books (dance): The Lexington Ballet is coming to Brier Books to promote their upcoming production of My Fair Lady. Luis Dominguez, the Artistic Director at Lexington Ballet, and some dancers from the show will do a demonstration and invite kids to learn some steps.
  • 10pm: Sunday Service with Restless Leg String Band at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): February’s Sunday Service will be in session this coming Sunday, February 4th, 2018. Please join us at Cosmic Charlie’s for a wonderful evening full of joyous celebration of life with the Restless Leg String Band. Liz & Cody from Columbus, OH will be opening up the night!

Monday, February 5, 2018

  • 5:30pm: Connect and Learn: First Time Homebuyer’s Guide at Pivot Brewing (workshop):
    Looking to buy a property or move in the next year, learn all the ins and outs of the process from LYPA member experts. Come network and get your questions answered. Ryan Shive, Throughbred Insurance Company. Melanie Womack Orr, Century Mortgage. McKay Moore, LRC (Lexington’s Real Estate Company). Pivot Brewing is offering $2 off their house made Ciders and beers.
  • 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).
  • 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: Paint Nite: Moonrise Evening at HopCat (art/class):  Join us at hopcat for a fun night of drinking and painting with friends! Use our coupon code: lex1 for 40% off every ticket! See upcoming paintings and to purchase tickets: 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). 

Tuesday, February 6, 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).
  • 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).
  • 5pm: Bryant’s Bridal Open House at Bryant’s Rent-All (wedding): Bryant’s Rent-All will be hosting its very first wedding open house this February. We are inviting several of our vendor friends over for a fun-filled night of food, music and amazing wedding-day inspiration. Open to all engaged couples! Get the chance to talk with the experts and let’s make your wedding-day vision a reality!
  • 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: Themed Team Trivia – Heavy Metal and R’n’R at Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes (games): All about heavy metal and rock’n’roll! Broomwagon will be hosting themed trivia nights the first Tuesday of each month! Free trivia with prizes to be won!
  • 6pm: Kentucky Great Writers Series at Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning (class/workshop): The Kentucky Great Writers Series connects authors to readers and writers in an intimate atmosphere. Join us on Tuesday, February 6 for readings from Hannah Pittard’s Listen to Me, Keith Stewart’s Bernadette Peters Hates Me: Tales from a Delusional Man, and Ian Stansel’s Last Cowboys of San Geronimo. The event starts at 6:00 pm, with a 30-minute open-mic session to give the audience a chance to participate. At 6:30 the readings by featured authors will begin. After the author readings, the audience will have the opportunity to get books signed. Free admission. Locally-owned Brier Books will be on site to sell the Kentucky authors’ books. Refreshments provided by Nate’s Coffee.
  • 6pm: Free Mat Class at Shine Pilates Studio (health/fitness): Come check out our new studio and join us for a free mat class, too! Meet Lucie, ask questions if you have them, work your core and see what Pilates is all about. Class will be about 45 minutes long and designed to accommodate all levels from beginner to advanced – don’t be shy – Shine Pilates is a positive judgement free space!
  • 6pm: Ceramic Workshops & Professional Development at The Living Arts and Science Center (workshop/class): Three sessions of ceramic workshops for the novice to advanced techniques. Join us for one or all of them. Professional development credit available for each session. More information: HERE. (Recurring).
  • 6:30pm: Kid’s Valentine’s Calligraphy Card Class at The Summit at Fritz Farm (art/class/workshop/kid friendly): Bring the kiddos (all ages welcome!) & learn how to create LOVE-ly hand drawn cards at The Barn! Mirabelle Creations will teach a basic calligraphy class and provide the proper materials! These classes sell out quickly so book yours now! Parents are required to attend with children. $10/child gets you a beautiful Valentine’s Day card, an interactive lesson, and delicious all-local snacks! Purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Instant Pot 101 Class at Whole Foods (class/workshop): Don’t know where to begin using your Instant Pot? Or have you always wanted to get an Instant Pot but have zero motivation in learning how to begin? We have partnered with Chef Michele Dun, with Dunn In The Kitchen for an Instant Pot 101 Class! She will be teaching us all her tips and tricks to cooking with an Instant Pot! Michelle will walk us through her favorite meal, and all things to know about cooking with the Instant Pot. You will leave this class with your questions answered, recipes to share with your family and time to shop at Whole Foods after! So wipe off the dust of your Instant Pot and join us for a fun night! Purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 7pm: Trivia Night at Ethereal Brewing (games): Come drink some beer and show off your smarts for trivia night!! (Recurring Tuesdays).
  • 7:15pm: Open Mic at Comedy Off Broadway (games): Once again we are back at COB. $5 entry fee, that works out to be about .50 a laugh. Can you really beat it? Performers must sign up in advance. If you’re interested, please send an email to cobopenmic@gmail.com
  • 7:30pm: Bullitt County – Kentucky Premiere at The Kentucky Theater (movie): The Kentucky Theater in Lexington is excited to present the Kentucky Premiere of BULLITT COUNTY for one night only! Filmed in Kentucky & Indiana, BULLITT COUNTY follows four friends who reunite for a bachelor party in 1977 to hunt for buried Prohibition money on Kentucky’s Bluegrass Bourbon Trail.  Join us for the film followed by a live Q&A with Writer/Director David McCracken and Producer Josh Riedford. Reserve your seats now so you don’t miss out! All tickets $8.50 – Reserve your seats now so you don’t miss out! Purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 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: “Terror Vision” at Al’s Bar (movie): “TerrorVision” (1986) On an alien planet named Pluton, an alien garbage disposal converts a monstrous mutant called a Hungry Beast into energy and beams it into space. Meanwhile, on Earth, the Putterman family is getting satellite television, courtesy of a temperamental DIY satellite antenna. The reception is poor at first, but suddenly strengthens when a bolt of the alien energy hits the dish … One of the goofier and gooey-er horror-comedies from the over-the-top 1980’s!
  • 8pm: Star Wars Trivia at Cosmic Charlie’s (games): Cosmic Arcade bring another installment of themed trivia! There will be cash prizes for winners and giveaways all night. Purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 10pm: X-Ray Mary with The Cisco Cliftons & The Prodepressants at Al’s Bar (music): The Winter Tour 2018 will bring X-Ray Mary out of the basements of Ottumwa, IA and into Al’s Bar on Tuesday February 6! Lexington KY’s The Cisco Cliftons and The Prodrepressants will be joining in on the fun too! Cheers and we hope to see you there!

Wednesday, February 7, 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).
  • 4:30pm: Corto Lima’s FIRST Birthday! at Corto Lima (food/party):
    Join Corto Lima to celebrate our FIRST birthday on Wednesday, February 7th from 4:30-6 pm, complete with a Corto Lima Pinata full of gift cards, teeshirts and candy! Plus, we’ll be featuring some cocktail and small plate specials! It’s only 4:30-6 pm, so be sure to stop by before 6 pm!
  • 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).
  • 5:30pm: 2018 Bluegrass Sports Awards at The Lexington Center (dinner/fundraiser): The event will consist of a pre-function reception with award winners and a silent auction followed by dinner and the awards program. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Bluegrass Sports Commission (a 501c3 non-profit) and its efforts to grow the economic impact that sports tourism has on central Kentucky. Tables of 10 are available for $1,250, while individual tickets are $150. Purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 5:30pm: BGTdeTours at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center (free/kid friendly): Join #BGTdeTours on Wednesday, February 7 as we explore the Lyric Theater & Cultural Arts Center, located in Lexington’s historic East End. We will gather at 5:30 pm before starting the tour at 5:45 pm. As always, BGT deTours are free and open to the public. More details: HERE.
  • 6pm: Prototype at O’Neill’s (music): Live music!
  • 6pm: Grab Bag Book Club at Brier Books (meeting/books): This book club meets once a month and each month the genre changes. One month might by nonfiction, the next fiction, the next graphic novel, and the next–who knows?!? For this first meeting, the book club is reading Brain on Fire by Susanna Cahalan. Members can also decide at this meeting what they’d like to read for the next month. We have the book in stock, so pick it up today and join us for this fun monthly book club!
  • 6:30pm: Beginner Yoga Flow with Tina Farrell at Arabesque World Dance (health/fitness/wellness): Students will learn exercises to improve flexibility, balance and to improve breath capacity. This class is appropriate for students of all levels and no prior experience is necessary. This is an ongoing class (not a session) $12 Drop in Fee or use your Arabesque Class Card or monthly Unlimited Pass. More information: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Cookie Decorating at Seventh + Lime (class/workshop): We have partnered up with Maddie Marcum with Maddie’s Cookie Co. for this amazing cooking decorating class! 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.
  • 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: Couples Tray Painting Class at Cut and Paste Craft Studio (art/crafts/class/workshop): Come join us for our first ever couples class just in time for Valentine’s! Bring your significant other and stain and stencil a rustic tray, while you enjoy hot cider and snacks. You’ll start with either a 23″x12″ wood rectangle or an 18″ wide pine circle. Choose one of 4 stencil designs or just paint your own design. We’ll add handles to complete the tray. More information: HERE and purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 7pm: Literary Yoga at Joseph-Beth Booksellers (health/fitness): We are excited to partner with Yoginiliv to help bring Yoga everywhere! Join us for two free sessions of Literary Yoga! We will be hosting one night session, and one midday session starting in February! Relax with a good pose and a good book! (Also, on Sunday, February 11 at 11am).
  • 7pm: Finding the Love of Your Life at Good Foods Co-op (workshop): The middle of February can be a challenging time for those who are single. Instead of mourning the loss of love or simply the lack of it, this class will focus on not simply finding a relationship, but making sure you end up in the RIGHT relationship for you. More details and tickets available: HERE.
  • 7:30pm: Rhyan Sinclair at Blue Stallion Brewing (music): Rhyan will be playing some songs from her upcoming solo album, Barnstormer, along with some covers that inspired the album.
  • 8pm: Karaoke at Bennigan’s on Richmond Road (music): Great Drink Specials and 1/2 Price Appetizers! (Recurring Wednesdays).
  • 8pm: Brother Smith at The Twisted Cork (music): Live music!
  • 8pm: Comedy Caravan with Emily Galati at Cats Den (comedy): The weekly comedy show on campus. This week will feature Emily Galati headlining with Tabari McCoy opening.
  • 8pm: Cider, Beer, & Comedy Presents: Krish Mohan & Andrew Frank at Pivot Brewing (comedy): Both of these comics are hilarious, thought provoking, are coming through Pivot to bring the funny. More information: HERE.
  • 8pm: Quiz for a Cause Trivia Night at HopCat (games/fundraiser): The Children’s Law Center is partnering with Geeks Who Drink for a night of fun – Quiz for a Cause Trivia Night at HopCat in Downtown Lexington! Sign up and bring your friends, for a chance to win cash and other prizes, all for a good cause! More information: HERE.
  • 8:30pm: An Evening of Comedy at Rose & Jim’s (comedy/free): Tyler has appeared on Comcast’s Trial By Laughter and CMT’s Young Talent Night at The Stardome. He was a finalist in the Rocky Top Comedy Contest and the winner of the 2014 Comedy Off Broadway Comedy Contest. He can be found every Wednesday hosting The Wednesday Comedy Show at The Caravan in Louisville. So come check him out for this amazing free show!
  • 10pm: The Skull // Rotting Kingdom // Hawkbill at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): The Skull performs 1990 Def American classic “Trouble” in it’s entirety featuring former Trouble members Eric Wagner and Ron Holzner along with Sean Saley ( Pentagram, Bang), Lothar Keller of Sacred Dawn and Divinity Compromised, and Rob Wrong of Witch Mountain. Purchase tickets: HERE.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

  • 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).
  • 2pm: Kentucky Sport, Boat & Recreation Show at Rupp Arena (sports): Get away to the Kentucky Sport, Boat and Recreation Show, presented by UK Federal Credit Union! We are central Kentucky’s largest and longest running outdoor expo. With just over 100,000 square feet of exhibitor space, we fill Rupp Arena and Heritage Hall with everything you need to enjoy the great outdoors, lakes, and waterways this summer. We are host to the biggest names in the rv, boat, travel and recreation industry. In addition to great products and exclusive deals, come out and enjoy great family entertainment. Generations have enjoyed the show for over 30 years. Many children have caught their first fish, fed their first farm animal, and ridden their first pony with us. If adventure sports are not on your bucket list, we have live music performances and cocktails for a truly Kentucky experience. So shake off the cabin fever and join us at the Kentucky Sport, Boat and Recreation Show — everything summer under one roof! (Also, held on February 9-11).
  • 5:30pm: Valentine Card Crafting Party at Goodfellas – Distillery District (cause): Join us on Feb. 8 for a happy hour at Goodfellas Distillery where we’ll be creating Valentine’s Day cards for clients of United Way partner agency, Nursing Home Ombudsman of the Bluegrass. We’ll bring the glitter pens, markers and glue if you bring the creativity! All of the valentines we create will be given to clients who currently reside in nursing homes across the Bluegrass. More information: HERE.
  • 5:30pm: GleanKY Open House at The Plantory (cause): Join us for our annual open house! We’ll have information on our 2017 gleaning results, updates on our plans for 2018, a chance to meet the staff and board, as well as fellow volunteers, donors, and stakeholders of GleanKY’s work. Our Executive Director, Stephanie Wooten, will give remarks on our work at 6:30. Our Farm to Kitchen Coordinator, Jimmy Earley, will give a guided tour of the FoodChain Teaching & Processing Kitchen at 6:45 to show off our organizations’ partnership!
  • 6pm: Six Year Anniversary Celebration at Country Boy Brewing (alcohol/party): The Country Boy 6 Year Anniversary is right around the corner! Come celebrate at the Lexington taproom with events going on ALL WEEKEND! Details available: HERE (Party continues on Friday, February 9 and Saturday, February 10).
  • 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: Cheers to Love at Word of Hope (art/crafts): Kentucky artist Glenda Earnest will host “Cheers to Love!” paint night. Using oil pens and quality enamel paints use your free style ideas or her designs. This “Wait & Bake” method gives durable long lasting finish. Class includes wine glasses, paints and one glass of wine! “Only $30 a person or $50 a couple”
  • 6:30pm: Basic Hand Knitting Wool Scarf (class/workshop): Have you seen hand knitting tutorials on Pinterest? Always wanted to learn but never knew where to begin!? We have the class for you! Ashley with Yarn and Patience will be teaching how to hand knit infinity scarfs. She will give you all the basic tips and tricks to learning how to hand knit! She uses real wool for all of her hand knit products. You will take home a wool homemade hand knit scarf and all the info to continue your hand knitting ventures! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Fox in Snow (Instructor Choice: Drawing Still Life) at Michael’s in Hamburg (art/crafts/workshop/class): Improve your drawing skills, including depth and shading. Supplies are not included and may cost up to $39. See picture: HERE and 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: Tray Painting Class at Cut and Paste Craft Studio (arts/crafts/class/workshop): These rustic trays are the perfect addition to your home decor. Stain and stencil a rustic tray, while you enjoy hot cider and snacks. You’ll start with either a 23″x12″ wood rectangle or an 18″ wide pine circle. Choose one of 4 stencil designs or just paint your own design. We’ll add handles to complete the tray. More information: HERE and purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 7pm: Arm Knit a Scarf & Drink a Beer at The Casual Pint (alcohol/arts/craft/workshop): I’m holding a remote class for my Lexington friends. Come to the Casual Pint and arm knit a scarf while enjoying a beverage or two. Arm knitting is super-fast so you should finish during class. This class is great for beginners, as no prior skills are needed. Yarn is included in the price. (Beer can be had thru our server.) Preregistration is required, including choosing your yarn fiber and color. Get your ticket now to insure a spot and best color selection. More information: HERE and tickets available for purchase: HERE.
  • 7pm: February Don’t Be A Square – LOTMG Kick-off Party at The Burl (music): The 2018 Lexington Old-Time Music Gathering Presents -Kick-off Party at The Burl! More details: HERE.
  • 7pm: Marshall at The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center (movie/free): The Lyric Theatre is pleased to announce the extension of the Black Lens Film Series. The Winter series will feature a recently released screening for its fourth film of the series, “Marshall.” It will be featured on Thursday, February 8 starting at 7 p.m. This is a free and open to the public event! Reserve your tickets today: HERE.
  • 7:15pm: Greg Fitzsimmons at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Mixing an incisive wit with scathing sarcasm, Greg Fitzsimmons has achieved success as a stand-up, Emmy Award winning writer and host on both radio and TV. Greg is host of The Greg Fitzsimmons Show, on SiriusXM’s “Howard 101” and twice a week puts out the hugely popular FitzDog Radio podcast. A regular on @Midnight, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and The Tonight Show, Greg has made more than 50 visits to The Howard Stern Show. Tickets available: HERE(Shows also on Friday, February 9 and Saturday, February 10).
  • 8pm: Trivia Night at The Video Saloon (games): First, second, and third place winners all receive monetary prizes! (Recurring Thursdays).
  • 8pm: Nicholas Jamerson / Grayson Jenkins / Wesley Smith at Wille’s Locally Known (music): Live music! Purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 8:30pm: Comedy Show at The Twisted Cork (comedy): This is yet another free comedy show at the Twisted Cork. This show headlines Goo McIntyre. Goo has his own brand of comedy that is funny as hell. Be sure to come by the Cork that night and get Twisted with the rest of us, at the Twisted Cork. Guaranteed to be the funniest show you will ever see in a drive thru liquor store.
  • 9pm: Micky & The Motorcars // Jarrod Ray Stratton at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.

Friday, February 9, 2018

  • 8am: Local First Lexington’s February Coffee Meet Up: Collaboration at Lussi Brown Coffee Bar (networking): This month’s installment of Local First Lexington’s Coffee Meet-Up series will be held at Lussi Brown Coffee Bar. Coffee Meet-Up attendees will discuss their experiences in collaborations between businesses that traditionally compete for a mutual benefit. Our Local Expert is Kelly Hieronymus of West Sixth Brewing We invite anyone interested in, or experienced in the topic to attend.
  • 2pm: Kentucky Sport, Boat & Recreation Show at Rupp Arena (sports): Get away to the Kentucky Sport, Boat and Recreation Show, presented by UK Federal Credit Union! We are central Kentucky’s largest and longest running outdoor expo. With just over 100,000 square feet of exhibitor space, we fill Rupp Arena and Heritage Hall with everything you need to enjoy the great outdoors, lakes, and waterways this summer. We are host to the biggest names in the rv, boat, travel and recreation industry. In addition to great products and exclusive deals, come out and enjoy great family entertainment. Generations have enjoyed the show for over 30 years. Many children have caught their first fish, fed their first farm animal, and ridden their first pony with us. If adventure sports are not on your bucket list, we have live music performances and cocktails for a truly Kentucky experience. So shake off the cabin fever and join us at the Kentucky Sport, Boat and Recreation Show — everything summer under one roof! (Also, held on February 10-11).
  • 5pm: Mardi Gras Fat Friday (party): Break out the Masks and Beads it’s time to celebrate NOLA style! Bayou Bluegrass Catering will be holding our annual Mardi Gras celebrations at Copper Roux! Fat Friday, February 9th and Fat Tuesday, February 13th. As always we will take you strait to the Big Easy with our authentic Cajun Style Cuisine. More details: 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).
  • 5:30pm: 6 Year Anniversary Celebration at Country Boy Brewing (alcohol/party): The Country Boy 6 Year Anniversary is right around the corner! Come celebrate at the Lexington taproom with events going on ALL WEEKEND! Details available: HERE (Party continues on Saturday, February 10 at 11am and lasts all day!).
  • 5:30pm: Valentine’s Printmaking Workshop at Artworks at the Carver Center, Room 211 (arts/craft/kid friendly/free): Come make a small screen-print valentine, a linocut you carve or a monotype with a small instructional lesson that will introduce you to printmaking basics. Print an original piece of art and take it home for your special someone! More details: HERE.
  • 6pm: Derek Spencer at Brasabana (music): Live music!
  • 6pm: Matt Gerwin at Lynagh’s Irish Pub (music): Live music!
  • 7pm: Moon Taxi at Manchester Music Hall (music): Live music!
  • 7pm: Chris Weiss Trio at AZUR (music): Join us for a bite to eat and enjoy LIVE entertainment by the Chris Weiss Trio at AZUR!
  • 7pm: Talon Winery Valentines Dinner Benefit Concert with Ralph Curtis (music/food/cause): Enjoy a candlelight dinner,wine, dessert and concert at one of the most unique venues in Kentucky, The Barn at Talon Winery with the romantic music of Glen Campbell performed by CMA member Ralph Curtis & The Nashville Impostors. “By The Time I Get to Phoenix”, “Wichita Lineman”, “Dreams of The Everyday Housewife” and “It’s Only Make Believe” makes a perfect combination for an unforgettable Valentines evening. Purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 7:15pm: Greg Fitzsimmons at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Mixing an incisive wit with scathing sarcasm, Greg Fitzsimmons has achieved success as a stand-up, Emmy Award winning writer and host on both radio and TV. Greg is host of The Greg Fitzsimmons Show, on SiriusXM’s “Howard 101” and twice a week puts out the hugely popular FitzDog Radio podcast. A regular on @Midnight, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and The Tonight Show, Greg has made more than 50 visits to The Howard Stern Show. Tickets available: HERE(Shows also on Friday, February 9 and Saturday, February 10).
  • 8pm: Gallagher at The Grand Reserve Event Center (comedy): Gallagher is an American comedian and prop comic, known for smashing watermelons as part of his act. His signature sketch is a pitch for the “Sledge-O-Matic,” a large wooden mallet that he uses to smash a variety of food items and other objects, culminating with a watermelon. More details and 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: The Vaticans at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Live music!
  • 9pm: Zoe Speaks and Appalatin at Willie’s Locally Known (music): We will break it down for you from A to Z…Appalatin’s fusion sounds. of Latin and Appalachian vibes, and Zoe Speaks’ mountain-tinged originals. Whether you say frolic or fiesta, we’re gonna have a good old time! Purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 9pm: Sylmar with Champs of the Sun, SPACE CAMP, and io Ravine at Best Friend Bar (music): Live music!
  • 9pm: Brother Smith, Magnolia BLVD, Zach Longoria Project, Trippin Roots at The Burl (music): Trippin Roots, Magnolia Boulevard of Lexington, and Zach Longoria Project of Louisville have teamed up with us, your friendly neighborhood Brother Smith, to put on the the most jaw-dropping, foot-bruising, face-melting show of 2018!! Purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 9:45pm: Greg Fitzsimmons at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Mixing an incisive wit with scathing sarcasm, Greg Fitzsimmons has achieved success as a stand-up, Emmy Award winning writer and host on both radio and TV. Greg is host of The Greg Fitzsimmons Show, on SiriusXM’s “Howard 101” and twice a week puts out the hugely popular FitzDog Radio podcast. A regular on @Midnight, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, and The Tonight Show, Greg has made more than 50 visits to The Howard Stern Show. More details: HERE and tickets available: HERE(Shows also on Friday, February 9 and Saturday, February 10).
  • 10pm: Tyler Halsey and Stealing Thunder Live at Austin City Saloon (music): Live music!
  • 10pm: The Barren County Stumblers at Lynagh’s Irish Pub (music): Live music!

 

 

February 5-24, 2018: Love Your Downtown – Georgetown, Kentucky

Love locally with Georgetown’s Love Your Downtown event! From Feb. 5-24, locals and visitors can pick up a FREE LYD passport at participating businesses in Downtown Georgetown. The Love Your Downtown passport encourages the public to visit local businesses in our downtown in efforts to receive passport stamps/signatures. After visiting 10 or more locations, participants can turn in their passport at one of the businesses to be entered to win a basket full of merchandise!

Participating businesses include: Adorabelles – Georgetown, KY, Anniemals,Birdsong Quilting and CraftsBourbon 30Georgetown Scott County Chamber of CommerceColdwell Banker McMahanCravens & Lewis Jewelers, Dan’s Discount Jewelry and Pawn, Divine on BroadwayEm+Me,Fava’s Of GeorgetownGalvin’sGeorgetown Antique MallHeirlooms & Gretchen’sHello Beautiful SalonHockensmith Fine Art Editions Gallery & PressMiss BehavenMore Than Cake LLCScrap Paper ScizzorsSeeds & SaplingsSimple CharmSlainte Public HouseSweet and Sassy Ashley’s LLC.Twisted TwigsUpbeat Cafe, Scott County Arts & Cultural Welcome Center, and the Georgetown and Scott County Museum.

The Love Your Downtown Passport event will take place during normally scheduled business hours. Winners will be contacted during the last week of February. For more information, contact Georgetown/Scott County Tourism at 502-863-2547.

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