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  • Things To Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week of February 17-23, 2018

    things to do in lexington kentucky february

    Can you believe yesterday was around 70 degrees and now today, it’s around 40 degrees?! Hopefully the rain will stay away over the weekend, so we all can enjoy some time outdoors!

    Looking for something to do today, February 16? Check out last week’s post, Things To Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week of February 10-16, 2018.

    It looks like there are some fun events coming up in Lexington this week!

    Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week of February 17-23, 2018:

     

    Saturday, February 17, 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).
    • 8:30am: Sweat Series with Caroline Kaplan at lululemon (health/fitness/wellness): Don’t miss our class with Caroline. Weather made us cancel last time so we’re excited she’s coming back to sweat with us.
    • 8:30am: Yoga at the Museum at The Kentucky Horse Park (health/fitness/wellness): The Kentucky Horse Park’s International Museum of the Horse will present a new, free Yoga in the Museum series in 2018 with the partnership of Chelsey Reid of Red Horse Yoga in Georgetown, Ky., beginning January 25, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. These complimentary, hour-long community yoga classes will be held among the exhibits in the museum and will focus on grounding through breath and gentle movement in sequences that are welcoming to both beginner and experienced yogis. Participants should check in at the museum’s front desk upon arrival, and should bring a mat or towel, and water. (Recurring). 
    • 9am: Lexington Cemetery Bird Walk at 833 West Main Street (outdoors/free/kid friendly): Looking for company on your Great Backyard Bird Count weekend excursions? Join CKAS for a morning walk at the Lexington Cemetery. Birders of all skill levels welcome. More details: HERE.
    • 9am: Mat Pilates and Mimosas at SALA Studio (health/fitness/wellness/free): Join us for a FREE mat pilates class! Meet Lucie, owner of Shine Pilates Studio. Let’s work our cores and warm up from the inside out! No experience necessary Bring a mat and friend….mimosas immediately following class.
    • 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: Barre, Meet Bar at Elle Fitness (health/fitness/wellness): Grab a yoga mat and join us for ElleBARRE express with mimosas following. $10 per person cash only. Please see front desk for check in. New clients welcome!
    • 10am: Horses, Hooch & History Tour at Bluegrass Tours (alcohol/food/outdoors/tour): Tour of a distillery and a horse farm. Itinerary: HERE and tickets available: HERE.
    • 10:30am: Coffee & Chocolate Pairing Class at The Livery (food/class/workshop): February is the time for Chocolate! Step up this years valentines day by treating yourself or your partner to a Chocolate & Coffee Pairing Class! Joe Will, Co Owner of A cup of Common Wealth & Chocolate Holler will be sharing with us the process from the bean to the taste! He will be sharing with us samples of his favorite chocolate & coffee combos! Purchase tickets: HERE.
    • 11am: Let’s Look Sketch Club at MS Rezny Studio/Gallery (art/crafts): On the first and third Saturdays of the month, from 11 am to noon, the gallery will be open for sketchers. Bring your sketchbook and materials of your choice, sit down for a quiet session of looking and sketching. Whether you want to think in color or with a simple pencil, you are welcome. No experience necessary, a gallery artist will be on hand if a bit of guidance is requested. A $5 donation per session is suggested to keep the lights on. Come join us! (Recurring).
    • 11am: Novel-Tea featuring Angela Correll at Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning (literature): Celebrate our Valentine’s Day Novel Tea with Angela Correll, the author of the May Hollow Trilogy – Grounded, Guarded, and Granted. Preservationist, restaurateur, soap-maker, and entrepreneur, Angela’s novels bring a wonderful sense of Kentucky life and love. Come enjoy tea, bites, and all that makes Kentucky home. A great time for all ages! Tickets available: HERE.
    • 11am: Bilingual Storytime at the Lexington Public Library – Eastside Branch (kid friendly): The Lexington Public Library will be hosting a story time in English and Spanish for all ages! Registration required: HERE.
    • 11am: Legends National Anthem Tryouts (audition): National Anthem & Take Me Out To The Ballgame Tryouts will take place Saturday, February 17th from 11am-2pm & Sunday, February 18th from 1pm-4pm in the Dillard’s Court. Register: HERE.
    • 11:30am: Valentine’s Punch Brunch at Bodyfit Lexington (health/fitness): Be our valentine on Saturday February 17th @ 11:30 AM for PUNCH BRUNCH! Whats better than celebrating your post-valentines day with brunch, mimosas, and a punching bag?! Use the promo code “VALENTINE” to attend for $10. New clients will also get a free intro week just for attending! See you there! Sign up: 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: Wolf Selfies at Most Valuable Pets (cause): Celebrate Valentine’s Day with us at Most Valuable Pets! Wolf Selfies will be $10.00 per person which will give you several selfies using the same phone. Don’t worry! We’ll make sure you leave with a great photo. Families are $25.00. All proceeds benefit Wolf Run. Enjoy a visit to MVP and pick up all your pets needs!
    • 1pm: Saturday Swing Camp: Lindy Hop Basics at lexswingdance (class/workshop): Please join us for a day of learning how to Lindy Hop with Malory and Krystle! A class designed for new dancers to learn the basics of Lindy Hop, or for seasoned dancers to refresh their technique. Lindy Hop is a partner swing dance with an 8-count basic. No partner or experience is required. More details: HERE.
    • 2pm: West Sixth Brewing Tour and Tasting (alcohol/free): We offer FREE hour long tours of our brewery and production system on Saturdays at 2pm and 4pm and Sundays at 2pm. Register HERE up to 2 hours before the tour, or at the tap room after that. Right now, tours include samples of our flagship beers, and an opportunity to learn about West Sixth Brewing and the brewing process in general. Tours are free, and they’re usually run by one of the owners of the brewery, or one of our long-term employees. (Recurring)
    • 2pm: A Night on Broadway: “Every Now and Then” at the Singletary Center for the Arts (performance): Showtimes are 2 PM and 6 PM with doors opening 1 hour prior to showtime. Five-star appetizers will be served pre-show and desserts to follow. More details: HERE and tickets available: HERE.
    • 3pm: Honey Hour: Cocktails 101 at Honeywood (alcohol/class/workshop): Honeywood bar manager Monika Sefcovic discusses essentials for stocking a home bar. Learn when to shake, when to stir. Sample four cocktails. Tickets are $10. Purchase tickets: HERE.
    • 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)
    • 5pm: Couples Yoga with Wine & Chocolate at Love & Grace Yoga Studio (health/fitness/wellness): Come experience a relaxing afternoon of bonding and loving your partner in a new way. Some very gentle partner yoga with some tai chi massage sprinkled in. This is not your average yoga class. All levels welcome, no prior yoga experience needed. Afterwards enjoy some wine and chocolate over guided conversation that will help deepen your relationship. $25 per couple. Purchase tickets: HERE.
    • 6pm: Crescent Moon Reflection at Wine and Canvas (art/crafts): 18+ for Wine and Canvas events. Cost is $35.00 per seat. Purchase tickets: HERE.
    • 6pm: Dean Phelps at Brasabana (music): Live music!
    • 6pm: Guided Meditation at White Willow Massage Therapy and Emporium (health/fitness/wellness): In this guided Meditation we will learn about the power of color therapy and focus on balancing our chakras. This meditation is practiced seated or laying down. If you wish to lay down, please bring a yoga mat, blanket, or whatever you need to feel comfortable. Cost is $15. Please RSVP.
    • 6:30pm: Geno Seale Album Release with Arlo McKinley and Bryan Minks at The Burl (music): Live music! Purchase tickets: HERE.
    • 7pm: Trivia Night at Good Foods (games): Join us Saturday nights in our cafe as we host a battle of the brains. Bring your team, enjoy some food and grab a beer for this family-friendly trivia night where the winners take home the glory AND the swag. (Recurring Saturdays).
    • 7pm: “Game of Thrones” Trivia Dinner! at The Kentucky Castle (games): Trivia hosted by Local Trivia Action. Tickets are for a team of up to 4 people. Dinner included and cash bar available. Grand prize is your chance to be royalty for a night and stay at the Castle! (Backstabbing and attempts to be overthrown optional). Tickets available: HERE.
    • 7pm: Derek Spencer and Eric Bolander at AZUR (music): Live music!
    • 7pm: Ben Lacy & Corey Cross at J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar (music): Live music!
    • 7:15pm: Ian Bagg at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Ian Bagg started his comedy career in his native country, Canada. He proceeded to do all the show business things that every successful Canadian entertainer does. He went to a “Hockey Night in Canada” game on a Saturday night, performed at the “Montreal Comedy Festival,” kissed a fish in Newfoundland and shot a “Comedy Now” special on CTV. So what does a Canadian do when he has done it all? He boards a train to New York City, lives in a youth hostel and ends up on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”, “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” He also appeared on “Make Me Laugh,” “Showcase Comics with Louie Anderson,” “Fridays” on NBC and “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn.” Tickets available: HERE. (Shows also on Friday, February 16; Saturday, February 17; and Sunday, February 18).
    • 7:30pm: Ronn Crowder and Friends at Backstretch Sports Bar & Grill (music): Live music! (Recurring Saturdays).
    • 8pm: Sorry Atari at the Cellar at the Cellar Bar & Grille (music): Live music!
    • 8pm: Cabaret at the Lexington Opera House (performance): Cabaret contains adult content and is recommended for mature audiences. Tickets available: HERE.
    • 9pm: Frederick The Younger, Italian Beaches, Emily Hagihara at The Burl (music): Live music! Purchase tickets: HERE.
    • 9pm: Ellie Herring // Black Shield // Coughinz // Fleece at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Live music! Purchase tickets: HERE.
    • 9:30pm: Women Artist’s Series at Minglewood (music): February is all about some incredible Women playing music!! We will be featuring local and regional artists from Nashville and Louisville. (Recurring Saturdays).
    • 9:30pm: An Evening of Music by The Velvet Underground at The Green Lantern Bar (music): An evening of music by the Velvet Underground at The Green Lantern Bar. Sat, Feb 17. Featuring Tim Welch, Willie Eames, Robby Cosenza, Kim Conlee, Sam McWilliams, and Scott Whiddon. Pre/post dj sets by WRFL DJ Matthew Clarke. Warhol/Factory/Sedgwick-era dress encouraged but hardly required.
    • 9:45pm: Ian Bagg at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Ian Bagg started his comedy career in his native country, Canada. He proceeded to do all the show business things that every successful Canadian entertainer does. He went to a “Hockey Night in Canada” game on a Saturday night, performed at the “Montreal Comedy Festival,” kissed a fish in Newfoundland and shot a “Comedy Now” special on CTV. So what does a Canadian do when he has done it all? He boards a train to New York City, lives in a youth hostel and ends up on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”, “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” He also appeared on “Make Me Laugh,” “Showcase Comics with Louie Anderson,” “Fridays” on NBC and “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn.” Tickets available: HERE. (Shows also on Friday, February 16; Saturday, February 17; and Sunday, February 18).
    • 11:59pm: Kentucky’s The Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadow Cast Performance at The Kentucky Theatre (movie): Central Kentucky’s THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW Shadow Cast February performance of the 2018 year. Pre-show starts around 11:59, actual film starts at 12:35am (technically Sunday). More details: HERE.

     

    Sunday, February 18, 2018

    • 9am: Winter Bird Walk and Great Backyard Bird Count at Floracliff Nature Sanctuary (outdoors): Join us for a scenic walk as we search for birds and maybe some early wildflowers, followed by tea at the Nature Center. Hiking level will be easy to moderate. Please wear appropriate hiking shoes and weather appropriate clothing. Bring water, binoculars or a camera, and hiking poles if you prefer. Meet at the store at 8:30 to caravan or at the Nature Center before 9:00am, so we can collect waivers. We ask that participants bring a $5 – $10 donation to help support conservation work at the sanctuary. A maximum of 15 people can go so please call the store to register 859-268-0114.
    • 10am: 21c Yoga with Art – Patrice Keitt 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). 
    • We are excited to partner with Yoginiliv to help bring Yoga everywhere! Come dressed as your favorite wizard or bring your wand. Relax with a good pose and a good book! Cool down at the Bistro after with one of our magical brews.
    • 12pm: Laura and The Hubcats at Shakespeare & Company (music): Live music!
    • 1pm: Legends National Anthem Tryouts (audition): National Anthem & Take Me Out To The Ballgame Tryouts will take place Saturday, February 17th from 11am-2pm & Sunday, February 18th from 1pm-4pm in the Dillard’s Court. Register: HERE.
    • 2pm: West Sixth Brewing Tour and Tasting (alcohol/free): We offer FREE hour long tours of our brewery and production system on Saturdays at 2pm and 4pm and Sundays at 2pm. Register HERE up to 2 hours before the tour, or at the tap room after that. Right now, tours include samples of our flagship beers, and an opportunity to learn about West Sixth Brewing and the brewing process in general. Tours are free, and they’re usually run by one of the owners of the brewery, or one of our long-term employees. (Recurring)
    • 2pm: Valentine Barrel Tasting at Jean Farris Winery (alcohol/food): Join us at Jean Farris for an intimate Barrel Tasting this Valentine holiday. If you are looking for the perfect unique gift this Valentine’s Day look no more. Give her an afternoon with champagne, cava, red wine, truffles, macrons, and chocolate covered strawberries. An afternoon amongst the barrels of wine in the winery at Jean Farris is unforgettable. In addition to barrel samples of our 2014 Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Syrah, and Red Head Blend Wines we offer glasses of Champagne and Rose Cava. A glass of each with ticket price. Servers will pass trays of house-made truffles, macrons, and chocolate covered strawberries. This special Valentine’s Day event is offered on the Sunday before and after Valentine’s Day from 2pm to 5pm. Regular tickets are $25pp. Jean Farris Wine Club Members $10pp. Those attendees staying for dinner will receive an additional 10% discount on their dinner in the restaurant. Must be 21 years old or older to attend event. Additional reservations required for dinner in restaurant visit JeanFarris.com for dinner reservations. Purchase tickets: HERE.
    • 2pm: The Star City Circus Winter Residency at The Burl (music): Live music!
    • 2pm: Glidden Hat KAL at ReBelle (arts/crafts/kid friendly): February’s shop knit along will be the Glidden Hat from Blue Sky Alpacas. Not only is this the perfect hat for those in-between season days that we have so many of, it is the perfect hat for a beginner wanting to get into hats. A quick, comfy knit on big needles, it is sure to be your favorite knit this season! (Recurring Thursdays). 
    • 3pm: Teen Arts Festival at the Singletary Center for the Arts (music): Join us for the Teen Arts Festival as we showcase all of our wonderful groups! One ticket gets you into all three concerts! Tickets available: HERE.
    • 4pm: Owl Prowl & Wine Tasting at Talon Winery (alcohol/outdoors): We will meet at the Talon Tasting Room at 4:00pm, sample some wines, and take turns watching and waiting for the appearance of Short-Eared Owls over Talon’s fields. We don’t expect the owls until more like 5:00+, but Talon closes at 6:00pm on Sundays so we figured we’d get there early to taste their wares and enjoy some conversation. Bring your cameras since with luck we’ll have owls and enough light to get some good pictures. Please RSVP to President@CKAS.org so we can give Talon a count of how many people to expect. Keep in mind that the Tasting Room is set up to handle smaller groups and please be patient with staff.
    • 4pm: Ramen Olympics 2018 Winter Games at the Atomic Ramen (food/games): It’s the first ever RAMEN OLYMPICS hosted by Atomic Ramen! Events include: Ramen Trivia, Ingredient ID, Chopstick Skills, Edamame Guessing, Noodle Powerlifting, Noodle Slurping. There will be gift cards & prizes galore & bragging rights for eternity! There will only be 10 competitors so register now! And bring friends to cheer you on!
    • 5pm: Daddy’s Gala at the Grand Ballroom of the Signature Club (party/kid friendly): Beau Ideal Events invites fathers and daughters, of all ages, to our third annual Daddy’s Gala. Experience a Mermazing evening of dancing, bonding and father daughter fun! More details: HERE.
    • 5:15pm: James E. Pepper Distillery Dinner at middle fork kitchen bar (food): We’ve planned an extra special dinner event as we approach the thrilling day we welcome the James E. Pepper Distilling Co. back to its original old stomping grounds. Guests are invited for a pre-dinner tour of the new facilities at 5:15pm, then followed by cocktails and snacks at the restaurant. After that, cocktail pairings and three courses of deliciousness to kick off our new Sunday Supper Series. With a finish of sweets and strong drink from our colleagues and friends from James E. Pepper. Tickets available: HERE.
    • 6pm: RC and the NightShades at Lynagh’s Irish Pub (music): Live music!
    • 6:30pm: Cabaret at the Lexington Opera House (performance): Cabaret contains adult content and is recommended for mature audiences. Tickets available: HERE.
    • 7:15pm: Ian Bagg at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Ian Bagg started his comedy career in his native country, Canada. He proceeded to do all the show business things that every successful Canadian entertainer does. He went to a “Hockey Night in Canada” game on a Saturday night, performed at the “Montreal Comedy Festival,” kissed a fish in Newfoundland and shot a “Comedy Now” special on CTV. So what does a Canadian do when he has done it all? He boards a train to New York City, lives in a youth hostel and ends up on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”, “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” He also appeared on “Make Me Laugh,” “Showcase Comics with Louie Anderson,” “Fridays” on NBC and “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn.” Tickets available: HERE. (Shows also on Friday, February 16; Saturday, February 17; and Sunday, February 18).
    • 9pm: Motion Hotel, Derek Spencer, EZRA at The Burl (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.

     

    Monday, February 19, 2018 – PRESIDENT’S DAY!

    • 5:15am: Body Back Bring a Friend Day at Fit4Mom Lexington (health/fitness): Want to see first-hand what the Body Back program is about? Join us for one of three FREE Body Back classes for a women-only workout, no kids, no excuses– just us working hard and cheering each other on! (Class also on Monday, February 19 at 8pm and Saturday, February 24 at 7am).
    • 7:45am: President’s Day, No School Day Classes at The Living Arts & Science Center (art/crafts/kid friendly): When school is out, fun is in at the LASC. Students pre-school to high-school enjoy classes that spark their imagination in a fun, inspiring environment with first-class instruction. Full day and half day schedules available with AM and PM extended hours for your convenience. Lunch period is included for full day students, BYOL (bring your own lunch). Free time provided outdoors when weather permits.
    • 9am: President’s Day STEM Program at Newton’s Attic (kid friendly): Drop in for a half day or full day of fun…Newton’s Attic style! This fun and flexible day will incorporate a variety of STEM activities and demonstrations with programs appropriate for ages 6 to 16. Multiple activity options make each experience unique. More information and tickets available: HERE.
    • 10am: GBBC at the Arboretum (outdoors/kid friendly): Join CKAS and the Arboretum staff for the Great Backyard Bird Count, a citizen science project of Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology. Enjoy a short introduction to basic bird identification and the Merlin bird ID app (please download for free in advance from http://merlin.allaboutbirds.org/) and e-bird citizen science reporting. Then we’ll hike around the Arboretum to count and record the birds we see. Your participation will help scientists track bird migrations and populations! Bring binoculars and smart phones and dress in layers for the weather. Family friendly, but recommended for ages 7+. Suggested Donation: $3/person or $5/family, cash or check only. For more information, contact Jackie Gallimore at Jackie.gallimore@uky.edu or (859) 257-9339.
    • 11am: Midday Kentucky Live at Shakespeare & Company – Hamburg location (kid friendly): Want to experience Midday Kentucky LIVE? Now’s your chance! The cast of Midday Kentucky will be at Shakespeare and Co. in Hamburg and we want to see you there! To attend the live show, please send your name, phone number, and the number of people in your party to middaykentucky@wtvq.com! We will welcome up to 25 guests for each show, so RSVP now! Complimentary light bites and beverages will be included. See you there!
    • 11:30am: Bethany B YOGA at The Massage Center in Dudley Square (health/fitness): Bethany’s teaching style reflects her passion to help as many people as possible reach their maximum potential. Each class is mindfully designed to be simultaneously challenging, nurturing, creative and intelligent. You can expect to sweat, laugh, and flow to an upbeat playlist In this moderately paced vinyasa style class. (Recurring Mondays).
    • 12pm: Occu-PIE at FoodChain (food/kid friendly): Occu-PIE FoodChain is a FREE COMMUNITY EVENT with an interactive cooking experience, using locally grown winter squash like pumpkin, acorn squash, butternut, kabocha, calabaza! Come for a little bit to see what the kitchen has to offer, or stay for a long time and leave with a freshly made winter squash (pumpkin) pie! There will be activities like coloring for very young kids, as well as stations for rolling out crust, making the pie filling, scooping squash seeds, and baking small pies for everyone to take home!
    • 2pm: Tween Escape Room: Island Escape at the Lexington Public Library – Main Street Location (games/kid friendly): Calling all tweens! Can you “breakout” of this not-so-tropical vacation?
    • 4pm: SCAPA Live! at The Barn at The Summit (performance/cause): Come out to The Barn at The Summit on Presidents’ Day and enjoy the many varied talents of our Bluegrass & Lafayette SCAPA students! All businesses at The Barn will also generously donate a portion of sales during this event back to SCAPA, so plan to eat, shop & be entertained…it will be a fun time! And don’t forget to invite your friends!
    • 6pm: Bits + Brews at Rock House Brewing (alcohol/games): Throw back some beer. Throw your controller. It’s our first Bits + Brews challenge. Classic video game tournament and local craft beer. Bring your friends and go head to head for bragging rights on games such as Mario Kart 64, Street Fighter, Goldeneye and more. Follow the event page to let us know you’re coming and to receive further details as they’re available!
    • 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).
    • 6:30pm: Laughter Nidra at Centered with Jaime and Santosh at Centered (health/wellness/fitness): Join us for Laughter Nidra and discover the benefits of integrating your favorite practices. This class is composed of 30 minutes of Laughter Yoga followed by 30 minutes of Yoga Nidra. Come laugh like you’ve never laughed before and then lie down and be guided in and out of a meditation developed to release tension in each of your five yogic bodies. We have found that the energy of the laughter gives your mind the ability to find a deep and healing guided meditation. Laugh, release, relax, and rejuvenate with this blend of two wonderfully paired yogic traditions. Cost $13. This class will be offered on the 3rd Monday of every month at Centered on Ashland Ave in Lexington, KY. 6:30pm-7:45pm
    • 6:30pm: Frozen Lake (hosted by Wine and Canvas) at Logan’s Roadhouse in Hamburg (art/crafts): Price Per Seat: $35.00. 18+ for Wine and Canvas events. Logan’s Roadhouse will have a server during the event. Purchase tickets: HERE.
    • 6:30pm: Van Gogh at Bicycle Face (art/crafts): This place is super cool so we are going to do a SUPER cool project! We will be working with van Gogh on his two ear stage and beyond! $5 for the class (all materials are supplied) and ALWAYS tip your bartenders.
    • 6:45pm: Wood Songs: Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards, Mean Mary at The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center (music): LAURA CORTESE & THE DANCE CARDS have a vision for their band’s sound: bold and elegant, schooled in the lyrical rituals of folk music and backed by grooves that alternately inspire Cajun two-stepping and rock-n-roll hip swagger. Cellist Valerie Thompson (cello/vox), fiddler Jenna Moynihan (fiddle/vox), and bassist Zoe Guigueno (bass/vox) pair their sophisticated string arrangements and rich vocal harmonies to band leader Laura Cortese’s poignant and powerful singing. The new record ‘California Calling’ on Compass Records has a wide emotional and sonic scope. More details: HERE and tickets available: HERE.
    • 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: Chef Shoshi – Hamantash Bake at the Chabad of the Bluegrass (food): How do you even get them to be triangle?? Learn the ins and outs of hamantash baking and decorating, and look like a pro at your Purim party.
    • 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: Body Back Bring a Friend Day at Fit4Mom Lexington (health/fitness): Want to see first-hand what the Body Back program is about? Join us for one of three FREE Body Back classes for a women-only workout, no kids, no excuses– just us working hard and cheering each other on! (Class also on Saturday, February 24 at 7am).
    • 8pm: Mindfulness Meditation at Centered (health/wellness/free): The Brick Sit House is a welcoming meditation community open to everyone. We’re dedicated to providing Lexington with a warm, secular environment in which to pursue modern mindfulness. What is modern mindfulness? After all, the word “mindfulness” is ubiquitous these days, promising everything from less stress to sexier abs and maybe even teleportation. We define mindfulness as concentration power, sensory clarity, and equanimity all working together. More information: HERE(Recurring Mondays). 
    • 8pm: Cats Den Trivia Night at Cats Den (games): The Cats Den hosts a weekly trivia night with a weekly team winner and an overall, cumulative Semester winner with prizes presented by McAllister’s Deli. (Recurring Mondays).

     

    Tuesday, February 20, 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).
    • 2pm: Tea Tuesday at Waveland (food): Looking for something fun, unique and different to do with a friend or a group? Waveland State Historic site is serving tea every Tuesday! Tea is served at 2 p.m. in the mansion on fine china. All teas include a program, savory food, not to mention the delicious tea served by period dressed interpreters. Once you are finished with the tea enjoy a tour of the Waveland Mansion. A unique one-of-a-kind experience! Reservations are required. More details: 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).
    • 5pm: Family Fun & Learning Night: Celebrate Health at the Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning (food/kid friendly/free): Enjoy dinner from The Courtyard Deli, crafts, and fun activities focused on promoting healthy lifestyles, including hula hopping, bowling, and jumping rope! Have fun with Life Adventure Center, YMCA of Central Kentucky, learn about local community food movements and initiatives from Heather Hyden of NoLi CDC. You can also make your own trail mix with our sponsor Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC! Dinner is provided for families, and every child takes home a free book! Only for families with children ages 3-12. More details: HERE.
    • 5pm: Yoga Flow with Marcus at Soulrebelex Bodycare & Studio (health/fitness/wellness): Yoga for the rest of us. Learn to control your emotions, gain strength, flexibility and balance. This class and traditional teachings will help you with just about everything. Bring a friend and both receive 50% off first class.
    • 5:30pm: Mixed-media Figure Workshop with Jack Girard at the Lexington Art League (art/crafts/workshop/class): ​This workshop will introduce participants to contemporary image-making concepts and practices as they relate to interpreting the figure in a wide range of combined materials. Participants will focus primarily on process as they explore new ways of doing and thinking about the figure as central to visual communication. Live nude models will serve as subject and inspiration. $50 per student. While basic materials will be provided, participants are encouraged to bring any preferred/favorite materials or tools with them. Purchase tickets: HERE.
    • 5:30pm: What’s Cookin’: Taste the History of Soul Food at Cats Den (food): A Partnership with The Cats Den and The Martin Luther King Center, our annual What’s Cookin’ event allows participants to sample and learn the history of varying soul food items.
    • 6pm: Acro Fitness at Source On High (fitness/health/wellness): Learn skills from partner and solo acrobatics as you grow stronger and more flexible. Get ready to feel the release of all your daily tension and the stretch of muscles previously neglected as your skills and strength grows. No partner needed. All levels welcome. No experience with Acro Yoga required. More information: HERE(Recurring Tuesdays).
    • 6:30pm: Faux Watercolor Handlettering at seventh + Lime (art/crafts/workshop/class): Love the style of watercolor and love to hand letter but not sure how to put them together? Join us and Jacqueline from Lexington Design Company to learn to create your own faux watercolor lettering with markers! In class we’ll teach you the technique of blending colors and water to create watercolor the easy-peasy way. Learn the basics and then letter a fun and final project you can take home and frame. Purchase tickets: HERE.
    • 7pm: Semi Charmed Mic In Love! at Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes (comedy): LOVE IS IN THE AIR. Are you in love with LAUGHTER? Yes you are. So come on down to Semi Charmed Mic on Tuesdays this February. Come and do a 5-7 minute set of hilarious jokey-jokes you wrote all by yourself! Or just kick back in the chill environment of the mighty Broomwagon and enjoy a coffee or a beer and watch and laugh. It’s a good time. (Recurring).
    • 7pm: Trivia Night at Ethereal Brewing (games): Come drink some beer and show off your smarts for trivia night!! (Recurring Tuesdays).
    • 7pm: Student Night at Elle Fitness (health/fitness): ElleBARRE is the workout class every student should be doing! We provide quality barre classes with a variety of class times and types BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY we offer a LOW monthly rate ? ONLY $79/month! No contract/zero cancellation fee! Checkout our upcoming FREE Student Night’s with giveaway and monthly themed class! Current student members bring a new friend and receive $5 ElleBARRE Bucks! Sign up: HERE.
    • 7:30pm: The Illusionists – Live From Broadway at the Lexington Opera House (performance): This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of five of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. 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: The Sea The Sea at The Burl (music): Live music! Purchase tickets: HERE.
    • 9pm: Castle Black with Champs of the Sun and Trash Bandits at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Live music!

     

    Wednesday, February 21, 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).
    • 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: PechaKucha Lexington Night Volume III at Pivot Brewing (art): PK Night is a free community speaker series with a unique format. There are 8 speakers in a night with each presenting 20 slides, but they only have 20 seconds on each slide. The talks are fast paced and energetic- plus there’s a beer break half way through.
    • 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.
    • 6pm: Handlettering Basics at The Livery (art/crafts/workshop/class): Do you dream of creating your own handlettered artwork to hang on your walls? Do you spend time drooling over gorgeous lettering work you see on Pinterest and Instagram? Join us and the amazing Deanna Talkwalkar from Mirabelle Creations as we learn the basics of handlettering. In this class we will show you how to write the alphabet and the “write, outline, shade process”. We will also go over basic handlettered alphabet styles as well as practice words, and finally we will finish a small project to take home and frame. Purchase tickets: HERE.
    • 6pm: Key to Cooking with Jonathan Searle of Lockbox at FoodChain (food): Struggling on how to make your winter dinner table more seasonal and local? Join us for this star-studded Key to Cooking event with Jonathan Searle of Lockbox as he makes an entire menu featuring winter staples like chicory, winter squash, swiss chard, chicken and FoodChain shoots. Don’t miss this informative demonstration, yummy tastings, and an accompanying drink in our new Teaching & Processing Kitchen. All proceeds go to support FoodChain’s free youth programming for our community! Purchase tickets: HERE.
    • 6:30pm: Organic Gardening- Remembering the Fish at Good Foods (workshop): Learn how you can grow your vegetables the natural way. Casey County farmer Jerome Lange will be teaching “The Seven Keys” of organic gardening from his book of the same name. Through mastry of The Seven Keys, not only can most gardening problems be solved, but the earth, as well as the people who enjoy eating the crops, can be nourished in the process. Purchase tickets: HERE.
    • 7pm: Rustic Circle Sign at Cut and Paste Craft Studio (art/crafts/workshop/class): Our newest rustic sign can welcome your guests to your home or make a great accent for any room in your house. We’ll start with an 18″ wood circle. We’ll teach you the techniques to make this look like a rustic pallet sign in your choice of colors. Choose from “Welcome,” “gather,” “home,” or “Hey Y’all” as your accent word. Then we’ll teach you to make a cute little banner from ribbon bits to accent the top, then add a ribbon or rope to hang it with. This class is for adults, but no experience is necessary. $40. Purchase tickets: 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).
    • 8pm: Karaoke at Bennigan’s on Richmond Road (music): Great Drink Specials and 1/2 Price Appetizers! (Recurring Wednesdays).
    • 8pm: Comedy Caravan with Kris Shaw at Cats Den (comedy): The weekly comedy show on campus. This week will feature Kris Shaw is headlining with Dusty Slay opening.
    • 8pm: UK Visiting Writers series with musical guest Carson Mchone at The Burl (free): UK Visiting Writers series w/ musical guest Carson Mchone at The Burl.
    • 8:30pm: Rose N Jim’s Comedy Night at Rose & Jim’s (comedy): Another fantastic show at Rose N Jim’s! This time with have the hilarious Leslie Battle coming in to spark everyone’s imagination and split your sides with laughter. You don’t want to miss out on this one!!
    • 9pm: Future Thieves // Flying Things // EZRA at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Live music!
    • 10pm: Remember the Dodo at Al’s Bar (music): Live music!

    Thursday, February 22, 2018

    • 10am: Fujifilm X-H1 Hands-On Sneak Peek! at Murphy’s Camera (shopping): Be the first to get your hands on the all-new Fujifilm X-H1 weeks before it’s released! We’re going to have Fujifilm reps in the store, with X-H1 cameras for you to try out. We’re also offering special introductory pricing for pre-orders of the X-H1 with a qualifying lens. Be sure to check out our website for all the special deals: http://murphyscamera.net/fujixh1. More information: HERE.
    • 12pm: Glidden Hat KAL at ReBelle (arts/crafts/kid friendly): February’s shop knit along will be the Glidden Hat from Blue Sky Alpacas. Not only is this the perfect hat for those in-between season days that we have so many of, it is the perfect hat for a beginner wanting to get into hats. A quick, comfy knit on big needles, it is sure to be your favorite knit this season! (Recurring Thursdays). 
    • 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: Heritage Collation Event at 417 West 3rd Street, Lexington, Kentucky (food): A SEAT AT THIS TABLE — Bookings are available for this unique Kentucky Heritage Dinner – served Victorian Style in historic North Lexington — follow posts on Outside The Box for full menu. This is a limited event – one night, 6 pm and 9 pm starts, 8 guests per seating – a truly Lexington Bluegrass Bourbon experience – recipes from 1890-1910 – indigenous ingredients – collation style menu – bourbon and wine pairings. Tickets available: HERE(Another dinner also at 9pm).
    • 6pm: Welcome Hi-Wire Brewing (Asheville, NC) to KY at Best Friend Bar (alcohol): BFB is happy to be the first in Lexington to welcome Hi-Wire Brewing with a full out tap takeover on Thursday, February 22! Enjoy some of the staple beers from the Asheville’s Hi-Wire, along with a collaboration brew done with Louisville’s Against The Grain Brewery! Learn more about Hi-Wire Brewing: HERE. BFB has a concert with a $5 cover starting at 9 pm, so come early to try the brews out or stay late to have like two or three times as much beer/fun.
    •  6:30pm: Octopus (Instructor Choice: Drawing Steampunk) at Michael’s – Hamburg Location (art/crafts/workshop/class): Improve your drawing skills, including depth and shading. Supplies are not included and may cost up to $39.
    • 7pm: Trivia Night at Brasabana (games): Live Trivia! $25 Gift Certificate for 1st place, 2nd & 3rd get $15 & $10! (Recurring Thursdays).
    • 7pm: The Casual Pint Barrel Head, Tray, Clock & Sign Painting Event at The Casual Pint (art/crafts/workshop/class): The Casual Pint would like to invite you to their VERY FIRST Barrel Head CLOCK Event!! You’ll have the option to paint a Serving Tray, Barrel Head, Square Sign or our NEW Barrel Head Clocks!! More details: HERE and tickets available: HERE.
    • 7pm: Lady Sings the Blues 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 Diana Ross classic for its sixth film of the series, “Lady Sings the Blues.” It will be featured on Thursday, February 22 starting at 7 p.m. This is a free and open to the public event! Reserve your tickets today.
    • 7pm: Monthly Wine Tasting Dinner at Sutton’s Restaurant (alcohol/food): The last Thursday of every month you can taste 4 different wine pairings with 4 courses we choose from outside our normal offerings. $50 per person. (Recurring – next event on Thursday, March 29).
    • 7:15pm: Chris Porter at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Best known for his third place finish on the season 4 of Last Comic Standing, Chris Porter has been a touring comic since he was 23. Since the beginning Chris’ raw energy and unique perspective has distinguished him as one of the elite comics in the industry. Born and raised in Kansas City, Chris brings a true stand-up experience to his live shows. There are no sound cues, no puppets, and no catch phrases. Just gut wrenching laughter drawn from his own experience and observations. Chris can also be seen on his own “Comedy Central Presents” special and “Live at Gotham”. Tickets available: HERE(Shows also on Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24).
    • 7:30pm: The Earls of Leicester presented by Jerry Douglas at Lexington Opera House (performance): Live performance. Purchase tickets: HERE.
    • 7:30pm: Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play at Lucille C. Little Theater (art/free): Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play by Anne Washburn explores the apocalypse and the rebuilding of society through the lens of The Simpsons. All tickets are free and just need to be reserved! Performances are February 22-24 and March 1-3 at 7:30PM and March 4th at 2:00PM in Lucille C. Little Theater. Reserve your FREE tickets: HERE(Also, performances on February 23-24 and March 1-4).
    • 7:30pm: Henvy V at the University of Kentucky Department of Theatre & Dance (performance): Young Henry ascends the throne and proves his worth as king through an ambitious invasion of France. Is he a self-absorbed twenty-something arguing with his father? Is he a shrewd negotiator of foreign and domestic affairs for the people of England? Shakespeare’s masterpiece depicts the horrors of war and the growing pains of a young royal. Purchase tickets: HERE(Performances also on February 23 & 24 at 7:30pm and February 25 at 2pm).
    • 8pm: Trivia Night at The Video Saloon (games): First, second, and third place winners all receive monetary prizes! (Recurring Thursdays).
    • 8pm: Don’t Tell Me Who Done It at Stagebox Theatre (art/comedy/theater): “Dont Tell Me Who Done It” is a murder mystery that tells the story of nine esteemed guests who are invited to stay the weekend in a quaint and scenic hotel. When the cook is found dead, June Dotson and Henry O’Neil, murder mystery fanatics, use their knowledge of classic literary techniques to piece together the clues left by a criminal mastermind. Purchase tickets: HERE(Performances from February 22-25 at 8pm and March 1-4 at 8pm).
    • 8pm: Lucero at Manchester Music Hall (music): Live performance! Tickets available: HERE.
    • 8:30pm: Free Comedy Show at The Twisted Cork (comedy/free): Back at the best comedy show you will ever see in a drive thru liquor store! This week with have Dan Alten hitting the stage! So make sure you make plans, invite everyone, and pack this place which technically isn’t very difficult! I can tell you it will be the best comedy show you will ever see, in a drive thru liquor store.
    • 8:30pm: Nikki McLeod at Willie’s Locally Known (music): Singer-Songwriter Nikki McLeod comes to Willie’s for her first Kentucky appearance. Tickets available: HERE.
    • 9pm: Much Obliged, Helicoid, World Weary at Best Friend Bar (music): Live music!
    • 9pm: Wild Pink and Adam Torres at The Burl (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
    • 9pm: Aaron Kamm and the One Drops // Alcatraz Shakedown at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Hailing from St. Louis, MO, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops merge flavors of Roots Reggae, Mississippi River Blues, Improv-laced Jams, and Soulful Vocals. With a High energy performance and a unique sound this band is a must see. Tickets available: HERE.

     

    Friday, February 23, 2018

    • 5pm: Liam’s Fancy at Lynagh’s Irish Pub (music): Live music!
    • 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: Bridal Bliss Classic at Limestone Hall (wedding/free): Bridal Bliss Classic’s evening event will come to Limestone Hall! More details: HERE.
    • 6pm: Brandon S Bowker at Brasabana (music): Live music!
    • 6pm: Father – Daughter Dance at The Grand Reserve Event Center (cause/kid friendly): This February, Rosa Parks Elementary wants to celebrate the special bond between dads and their daughters. We invite all fathers and father figures (including step-dads, grandfathers, uncles, etc.) to treat their special little girls to a magical night of dress-up, music, food, dancing and fun! This event is open to all elementary age daughters who would like attend – not only those that attend Rosa Parks Elementary School. More details: HERE.
    • 6pm: Kevin Cruise at The Casual Pint (music): Live music!
    • 6pm: Ronn at Bennigan’s (music): Ronn returns to this venue which features live music, great food and an excellent cocktail bar! Just off of I-75 at Athens-Boonesboro Rd. in the Clarion Hotel, it’s easy to find and NO COVER CHARGE!
    • 6pm: The Nude: Brutal Beauty Fourth Friday Closing Reception 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. More details: HERE.
    • 6:30pm: Bourbon and the Bayou 2018 at The Carrick House (party/cause/fundraiser): Bourbon and the Bayou presented by Community Trust Bank is a Fat Friday event with a Mardi Gras theme including live music, an authentic Cajun meal, bourbon tastings from several local distilleries, silent and live auctions and Mardi Gras entertainment. Enjoy an evening of excitement all while helping to provide an advocate to an abused or neglected child right here in your community! Purchase tickets: HERE.
    • 6:30pm: Slam Poetry at The Chocolate Holler (cause): Come help The Girl Project kick off Voices HEaRd 2018 at the Chocolate Holler! Entry is free, but we do hope you’ll buy something sweet from our surprise celebrity baristas. Slam poetry by Voices HEaRd artists, tba. Part of the Voices HEaRd 2018 Weekend. More details: HERE.
    • 7pm: Dean Phelps at AZUR (music): Live music!
    • 7pm: Chris Weiss Live at J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar (music): Live music!
    • 7pm: John 5 at Manchester Music Hall (music): Live music! Purchase tickets: HERE.
    • 7:15pm: Chris Porter at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Best known for his third place finish on the season 4 of Last Comic Standing, Chris Porter has been a touring comic since he was 23. Since the beginning Chris’ raw energy and unique perspective has distinguished him as one of the elite comics in the industry. Born and raised in Kansas City, Chris brings a true stand-up experience to his live shows. There are no sound cues, no puppets, and no catch phrases. Just gut wrenching laughter drawn from his own experience and observations. Chris can also be seen on his own “Comedy Central Presents” special and “Live at Gotham”. Tickets available: HERE(Shows also on Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24).
    • 7:30pm: Henvy V at the University of Kentucky Department of Theatre & Dance (performance): Young Henry ascends the throne and proves his worth as king through an ambitious invasion of France. Is he a self-absorbed twenty-something arguing with his father? Is he a shrewd negotiator of foreign and domestic affairs for the people of England? Shakespeare’s masterpiece depicts the horrors of war and the growing pains of a young royal. Purchase tickets: HERE(Performances also on February 24 at 7:30pm and February 25 at 2pm).
    • 7:30pm: Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play at Lucille C. Little Theater (art/free): Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play by Anne Washburn explores the apocalypse and the rebuilding of society through the lens of The Simpsons. All tickets are free and just need to be reserved! Performances are February 22-24 and March 1-3 at 7:30PM and March 4th at 2:00PM in Lucille C. Little Theater. Reserve your FREE tickets: HERE(Also, performances on February 23-24 and March 1-4).
    • 8pm: Michael Cruse Trio at Creaux (music): Born in Lexington, Kentucky: Michael Cruse is a soulful musician taking audiences by storm. As a kid, Michael was surrounded by music as he grew up in Church where most of the musicians were family. At a young age, Master Musician Charles Quillings took Michael under his wing where he became infatuated with the sound of the Trumpet and discovered a strong love for music. Michael at a young age also began working with Charles F. Little Jr. on the piano as well. Michael attended The University of Cincinnati – College-Conservatory of Music on scholarship for Jazz Trumpet Performance. Michael is consistently performing in several regions with his group The Michael Cruse Quintet, The Clifton Collective other bands such as The Company Band, Hot Magnolias, and various other small groups. As well as recently joining the cast of the movie “Miles Ahead” as N.Y.C. based trumpeter-Ernie Royal, starring Don Cheadle as Miles Davis(r. April 2016). Michael’s soulful sound on trumpet is one that you will not forget as well as his beautifully composed works as well.
    • 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: Don’t Tell Me Who Done It at Stagebox Theatre (art/comedy/theater): “Dont Tell Me Who Done It” is a murder mystery that tells the story of nine esteemed guests who are invited to stay the weekend in a quaint and scenic hotel. When the cook is found dead, June Dotson and Henry O’Neil, murder mystery fanatics, use their knowledge of classic literary techniques to piece together the clues left by a criminal mastermind. Purchase tickets: HERE(Performances from February 22-25 at 8pm and March 1-4 at 8pm).
    • 9pm: The All New C The Beat Dance Party at Willie’s Locally Known (music): Announcing the (almost) all new C the Beat Dance Party. It’s a leaner, meaner, svelter skelter C The Beat playing lots of the great music you’ve enjoyed AND new tunes including all new originals by Lee Carroll and Willie Eames. Purchase tickets: HERE.
    • 9pm: Anti-pressure, GRLwood, SHARE and Sweet Country Meat Boys at Best Friend Bar (music): Live music!
    • 9pm: GIVING UP/SAL SHOW FOR THE BLIND/NO COPS/DRURY ELSINORE DUO at The Green Lantern (music): Live music!
    • 9pm: The Ballroom Thieves at The Burl (music): Live music! Purchase tickets: HERE.
    • 9pm: Hollow Bone & Dark Moon Hollow at Al’s Bar of Lexington (music): Live music!
    • 9:45pm: Chris Porter at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Best known for his third place finish on the season 4 of Last Comic Standing, Chris Porter has been a touring comic since he was 23. Since the beginning Chris’ raw energy and unique perspective has distinguished him as one of the elite comics in the industry. Born and raised in Kansas City, Chris brings a true stand-up experience to his live shows. There are no sound cues, no puppets, and no catch phrases. Just gut wrenching laughter drawn from his own experience and observations. Chris can also be seen on his own “Comedy Central Presents” special and “Live at Gotham”. Tickets available: HERE(Shows also on Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24).
    • 10pm: Bourbon Branch at Horseshoes Kentucky Grill and Saloon (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.

     

    Hope everyone has a good week!!

    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.