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  • Things To Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week of March 16-22, 2018

    I can’t believe it is the middle of March already? Where does the time go??

    You know the drill… I’ve compiled a list of over 100 events that has bound to keep you entertained in the upcoming week. Looking for something to do that pertains to St. Patrick’s Day? I’ve got you covered! Be sure to check the post, Things To Do and Places To Eat For St. Patrick’s Day In Lexington, Kentucky.

    Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week of March 16-22,2018:

    Friday, March 16, 2018 – LEXARTS GALLERY HOP

    • 5pm: The LexArts HOP at 40 Locations Around Lexington (art): Held on the third Friday of every other month beginning in January, locals and visitors alike converge on downtown Lexington – in galleries, museums, studios and other non-traditional exhibit spaces – to celebrate art throughout the evening with new gallery exhibitions, special events, and food and drinks. There are over 40 participating venues throughout the city and each one offers a new exhibition for each HOP, often with the artist present to add to the depth of the experience. This self-guided walking tour provides an opportunity to take in the work of dozens of Lexington artists, both established and emerging, in a relaxed atmosphere conducive to conversation and creativity. More details: HERE. See list of locations: HERE(Also, on May 18, July 20, September 21, and November 16 at 5pm).
    • 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: Jeri + Nat at Windy Corner Market (music): Live music!
    • 6pm: Robert Frahm Trio at Lynagh’s Irish Pub (music): Live music!
    • 7pm: Eric Bolander at AZUR (music): Live music!
    • 7pm: Salsa on the Go at Palmers Fresh Grill (dance/class/free): Let’s get our SALSA ON at Palmers Fresh Grill (Community Area). Eating, drinking, mingling, and dancing for a fun Friday evening! Entry to listen to music, dance or simply watch while you dine and drink is completely free!
    • 7pm: Team Trivia Friday at Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes (games): Free trivia with prizes to be won!
    • 7pm: Ben Lacy at the Barrel House Distilling Company (music): Live music!
    • 7pm: Woodcock Watch at Raven Run Sanctuary (outdoors/kid friendly): Join the good folks at Raven Run for an after-hours evening walk to look and listen for the peenting aerial display of the elusive American Woodcock. Please RSVP by calling (859) 272-6105. Space is limited so call sooner than later. Bring a flashlight.
    • 7pm: Los Lonely Boys and Lisa Morales at Manchester Music Hall (music): Concert! Tickets available: HERE.
    • 7:15pm: Etta May at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Etta May headlines the most successful all female “Southern Fried Chicks Tour”. Selling out theatres all over the country. Think Blue Collar Comedy Tour with better hair! Etta May appeared on CMT’s “Comedy Stage”, plus co-produced “Southern Fried Chicks” for CMT. She was also the subject and first female comic ever on the biography show, “Comedy Club.” She joins the elite comedy company of Ron White, Larry the Cable Guy and Jeff Foxworthy, who are also featured in this series. More details: HERE and tickets available: HERE (Also shows on: March 16 at 7:15pm & 9:45pm, March 17 at 7:15pm & 9:45pm, March 21 at 7:15pm, March 22 at 7:15pm, March 23 at 7:15pm & 9:45pm, and March 24 at 7:15 & 9:45pm).
    • 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)
    • 9pm: Bruised Fruit, Mosquito, Zack Stefanski and Anti-Pressure at Best Friend Bar (music): Enjoy the sonic stylings of Louisville’s Bruised Fruit, Mosquito, and the prolific Zack Stefanski. Prep your bodies for an evening with blood, sweat, and more sweat. Louisville music takes on Best Friend. C’mon out and exercise your eardrums.
    • 8pm: Diamond Dave Raq-n-Roll Tribute Hafla at 21c Museum Hotel (performance): A night of Rock-n-Roll inspired dances and performances in the Main Gallery at 21c. David Lee Roth is our poster child and muse for the evening! A belly dance and fusion show with all the glamour and hutzpah of an area rock show!
    • 9pm: 500 Miles To Memphis // Alcatraz Shakedown // Radiolaire at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Live music!
    • 9pm: The Dropout w/ Coughinz, Crayns, Krosis at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Live music!
    • 9:30pm: Gangstagrass at Willie’s Locally Known (music): Join the world’s greatest bluegrass hip-hop band for a night of banjos and beats, sick rhymes and sad singing, and watch us make music the way only Gangstagrass can.
    • 9:45pm: Etta May at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Etta May headlines the most successful all female “Southern Fried Chicks Tour”. Selling out theatres all over the country. Think Blue Collar Comedy Tour with better hair! Etta May appeared on CMT’s “Comedy Stage”, plus co-produced “Southern Fried Chicks” for CMT. She was also the subject and first female comic ever on the biography show, “Comedy Club.” She joins the elite comedy company of Ron White, Larry the Cable Guy and Jeff Foxworthy, who are also featured in this series. More details: HERE and tickets available: HERE (Also shows on: March 17 at 7:15pm & 9:45pm, March 21 at 7:15pm, March 22 at 7:15pm, March 23 at 7:15pm & 9:45pm, and March 24 at 7:15 & 9:45pm).
    • 10:30pm: The Outliers at Tin Roof (music): Live music!

     

    Saturday, March 17, 2018 – ST. PATRICK’S DAY

    • 8am: Mushroom Workshop + Lunch at The Kentucky Castle (class/workshop): Grow your own gourmet and medicinal mushrooms! Come join us March 17th and learn how to inoculate logs with various species of delicious and health promoting mushrooms. We will start the day with an interactive educational lecture, and then progress to a hands on demonstration where you’ll get to actually inoculate logs and learn the finer points. More details and tickets available: HERE.
    • 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: 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). 
    • 9:30am: Pastries with our Princess at The Kentucky Castle (kid friendly): Come join our Princess of the Castle, Princess Marie, for morning pastries, tea and story time! Bring your little princess for a visit to Princess Marie’s home, pastry breakfast, dancing in the castle’s Ballroom, a sing-along and story time in the Music Room and, of course, the opportunity to take her picture with our princess. Tickets available: 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: Tea with Princess Marie at The Kentucky Castle (kid friendly): Bring your little princess for a visit to Princess Marie’s home, tea fit for royalty, dancing in the castle’s Ballroom, a sing-along and story time in the Music Room and, of course, the opportunity to take her picture with our princess. Tickets available: 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)
    • 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: Daddy/Daughter Princess Dance at The Kentucky Castle (kid friendly): Bring your princess to The Kentucky Castle for a magical evening of music, dancing, pictures and real live Princesses. Create a night all about you and about her. Make a memory she’ll never forget. Heavy hors d’oeuvres served. Limited seating still available at the Castle Farm Restaurant, please inquire for reservations. Tickets available: HERE.
    • 7pm: Trivia Night at Good Foods (games): Join us Saturday nights in our cafe as we host a battle of the brains. Bring your team, enjoy some food and grab a beer for this family-friendly trivia night where the winners take home the glory AND the swag. (Recurring Saturdays).
    • 7:15pm: Etta May at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Etta May headlines the most successful all female “Southern Fried Chicks Tour”. Selling out theatres all over the country. Think Blue Collar Comedy Tour with better hair! Etta May appeared on CMT’s “Comedy Stage”, plus co-produced “Southern Fried Chicks” for CMT. She was also the subject and first female comic ever on the biography show, “Comedy Club.” She joins the elite comedy company of Ron White, Larry the Cable Guy and Jeff Foxworthy, who are also featured in this series. More details: HERE and tickets available: HERE (Also shows on: March 17 at 9:45pm, March 21 at 7:15pm, March 22 at 7:15pm, March 23 at 7:15pm & 9:45pm, and March 24 at 7:15 & 9:45pm).
    • 7:30pm: Daddy/Daughter Princess Dance at The Kentucky Castle (kid friendly): Bring your princess to The Kentucky Castle for a magical evening of music, dancing, pictures and real live Princesses. Create a night all about you and about her. Make a memory she’ll never forget. Heavy hors d’oeuvres served. Limited seating still available at the Castle Farm Restaurant, please inquire for reservations. Tickets available: HERE
    • 7:30pm: Ronn Crowder and Friends at Backstretch Sports Bar & Grill (music): Live music! (Recurring Saturdays).
    • 8pm: Duncan Wood at Common Grounds Coffee House and Cafe (music): Hailing originally from Maysville, Kentucky, Duncan grew up emulating singer/songwriters such as James Taylor and Jason Mraz. After playing with a rock band during high school he also became enamored with Queen, Led Zeppelin, and The Beatles, covering large portions of their discographies live. While attending Stanford for Physics he was exposed to a number of artists in jazz, classical, indie rock, R&B, hip-hop, and bluegrass, and incorporates a large range of influences in his sound. His biggest inspirations include Joni Mitchell, Bon Iver, Jimi Hendrix, Brian May, D’Angelo, Chris Thile (Punch Brothers), and Andrew Bird. His debut self-produced, self-engineered EP ‘where am i’ has garnered attention across the country and globe.
    • 9:45pm: Etta May at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Etta May headlines the most successful all female “Southern Fried Chicks Tour”. Selling out theatres all over the country. Think Blue Collar Comedy Tour with better hair! Etta May appeared on CMT’s “Comedy Stage”, plus co-produced “Southern Fried Chicks” for CMT. She was also the subject and first female comic ever on the biography show, “Comedy Club.” She joins the elite comedy company of Ron White, Larry the Cable Guy and Jeff Foxworthy, who are also featured in this series. More details: HERE and tickets available: HERE (Also shows on: March 17 at 9:45pm, March 21 at 7:15pm, March 22 at 7:15pm, March 23 at 7:15pm & 9:45pm, and March 24 at 7:15 & 9:45pm).

    Looking for something to do for St. Patrick’s Day?? Check out THIS POST for the events happening on that day!

     

     

    Sunday, March 18, 2018

    • 10am: 21c Yoga with Art – Bethany Bubenzer at the 21c Museum Hotel Lexington (fitness/health/wellness): This fun class will be in the Art Gallery! Find your inner peace at 21c Museum Hotel Lexington’s weekly Sunday yoga series. Perfect the art of oneness as you work through a variety of poses. Sessions are just $5 at the door and are led by certified yoga teachers from YOGA at The Massage Center in Dudley Square. Attendees should bring their own mat or towel and water and arrive early to ensure a spot because space is limited.(Recurring Sundays). 
    • 12pm: Acrovinyasa with Madison – Beginner friendly and by donation at Centered (fitness/health/wellness): 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. More details: HERE(Also, on March 24 at 12pm).
    • 2pm: Cheesecake and “The Golden Girls” at the Lexington Public Library – Downtown Location (movie/kid friendly): An afternoon of cheesecake and Golden Girls games and trivia. Wear your best 1980s gear for a chance to win your very own cheesecake.
    • 2pm: Super Boss Flow with Molly Hogan at Creative Yoga (fitness/health/wellness): An extension of your vinyasa practice, this detoxifying class will offer numerous chances for variety of postures. Challenge your endurance while working on your mental focus in this dynamic workshop. The internal and external health benefits you will receive will astound and empower you.
    • 2pm: Poetry Workshop with George Ella Lyon at Brier Books (class/workshop): Former Kentucky Poet Laureate George Ella Lyon will teach a poetry workshop here at Brier Books, so come prepared to write! The cost is $30, so call the shop to register before the workshop fills up! (859) 523-6404.
    • 2pm: Afternoon of the Elves at the Lexington Children’s Theatre (performance): For Hillary it just didn’t add up. How could the most unpopular girl in school also have an elf village in her back yard? You heard that right – an elf village. Complete with little houses, a well, and even a ferris wheel made from an old bike tire. Maybe there’s more to Sara Kate than meets the eye. Maybe, just maybe, Hillary and Sara Kate could be friends? Based on the Newbery Award Honor book by Janet Taylor Lisle, Afternoon of the Elves explores the magic of friendship, imagination, and empathy in this poignant adaptation by Y York. More details: HERE and tickets available: HERE(Also, on March 24 at 2pm and 7pm, March 25 at 2pm).
    • 3pm: Open Meditation at FIKA Vegan Cantina (wellness/free): Each session consists of two 20-minute guided meditation periods with a short reading and discussion of the practice in-between. Open to everyone regardless of whether you are a beginner or an experienced meditator. Sessions are offered free of charge. No registration necessary. Come as you are!
    • 6pm: Red Barn Radio Open Mic at Twisted Cork (comedy/music): Join us weekly each Sunday from 6-9pm at The Twisted Cork to hear the best live music you will find in town. Bring your instrument, bring a friend, sign up and perform! Great listening atmosphere with the best people you will ever meet! (Recurring Sundays).
    • 6pm: RC and the NightShades at Lynagh’s Irish Pub (music): Live music!
    • 6pm: Essential Oils and Pets at Southern Barker (class/workshop): Essential oils are a huge topic of conversation these days, but did you know you can use them to promote health and wellness for your pet as well as for yourself? This class will teach you some of the basic ways to use essential oils with your pet. Participants will make an essential oil-based spray to take home and try with their pets! The cost of the class will be $5 per participant. This class is is limited to 12 participants. Please message us with your name, email and phone number to get signed up.
    • 6pm: Hellfire Dinner at middle fork kitchen bar (food): An exploration of the ingredients that we celebrate as HOT and the cultures that employ them. From the chili pepper to the black, pink, & sichuan peppercorns, to grains of paradise, mustards, wasabi, & the Alliums.
      Come enjoy a multi-course tasting menu that you won’t soon forget. Details: HERE and tickets available: HERE.
    • 8pm: Mitski at The Burl (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.

     

    Monday, March 19, 2018

    • 11:30am: Bethany B YOGA at YOGA at The Massage Center in Dudley Square (health/fitness/wellness): Bethany’s teaching style reflects her passion to help as many people as possible reach their maximum potential. Each class is mindfully designed to be simultaneously challenging, nurturing, creative and intelligent. You can expect to sweat, laugh, and flow to an upbeat playlist In this moderately paced vinyasa style class. (Recurring Mondays)
    • 6pm: Pet Photos with the Easter Bunny at the Fayette Mall (pets): Pet photos with the Easter Bunny will be taken during scheduled Pet Nights from 6pm to 9pm on Mondays, March 12, 19, and 26. Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier, and pet owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. Please enter through the mall entrance next to Talbots. Pets will not be allowed in any area of the mall other than the designated Easter Bunny photo area. We appreciate your understanding (Also, on March 26 at 6pm).
    • 6pm: Wesley Smith at Lynagh’s Irish Pub (music): Wesley Smith will be return to Lynagh’s on Monday March 19th. Come out and enjoy some great music and food.
    • 6pm: Ballroom Dancing Lesson and Dinner with Arthur Murray Dance Studios at The Kentucky Castle (class/food): What better use of the ballroom than for ballroom dancing? Join Arthur Murray Studios for an amazing night of ballroom dancing lessons followed by dinner. Tickets available: HERE.
    • 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: Digital Forensics at West Sixth Brewing (class): Trent Struttman and Matthew Considine will be giving a talk on Digital Forensics, come on out to enjoy some great beer and learn about how detective work is done in the digital realm!
    • 7pm: LexSwing Dance at Lexswingdance (dance/class): Instead of dreading the start of a new week, start your week off on the right foot by dancing! We have a free beginner lesson starting at 7:15 at every dance, no partner required. Your first visit with LexSwing is FREE. Once you are hooked, it’s $5.
    • 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, March 20, 2018

    • 8:30am: In My View, An International Children’s Art Exhibition at The Living Arts and Science Center (art/kid friendly): The theme of the exhibition, IN MY VIEW, was to encourage children to look outside their own windows and throughout their community to create artwork and share with us a view of the people and places in their own part of the world. Students could also consider IN MY VIEW as an opportunity to share their own point of view and opinions about a local, regional or global issue or topic. IN MY VIEW will include artwork from 8 to 14 year old children in China, India, Cuba, Ireland, England, and Honduras and will be exhibited within the Living Arts & Science Center’s new Children’s Art Gallery. The artwork is offered for sale and will remain on exhibition from March 15 through May 26, 2018. (Recurring daily until May 26).
    • 9am: The Intentional Workshop at Keene Place (workshop): This single day multi-level workshop will combine teaching and hands-on learning. Guests will have the chance to ask candid questions and create meaningful connections. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to style their own set using an array of florals, models, invitation suites, table settings, etc. The styled shoot is a portfolio building experience that all who attend will be able to capitalize on. Whether you’re a digital or film photographer, florist, or stylist – there are a multitude of things you can learn from the Intentional Workshop. More details: HERE and tickets available: HERE
    • 10am: Pre-K Art Day at the Living Arts & Science Center (art/crafts/kid friendly/free): Kids ages 3-5 years old, alongside their parent or caregiver, will investigate, dance, play and create during Pre-K Art Day at the LASC. Topics change weekly and integrate art and science into a fun hands-on experience (Recurring Tuesdays).
    • 10am: Little Sprouts at The Arboretum (outdoors/workshop/kid friendly): Each Wednesday in March, Little Sprouts will once again be hosted at The Arboretum! Each session has a special theme that begins with a story and hands-on exploration. Next, we will rotate through crafts, science experiments, and planting stations. Last, we get outside and explore nature on a short hike (weather permitting; make sure to dress warmly)! Recommended for ages 3-5. Cost: $3 per child per session. Details: HERE(Also, on March 28 at 10am and 11am).
    • 10am: Pre-K Art Day at The Living Arts & Science Center (art/crafts/kid friendly): Kids ages 3-5 years old, alongside their parent or caregiver, will investigate, dance, play and create during Pre-K Art Day at the LASC. Topics change weekly and integrate art and science into a fun hands-on experience. We may use glue, tape, scissors, markers, clay, crayons, paint, slime, dirt or other messes, dress accordingly. More details: HERE(Recurring Tuesdays)
    • 11am: Little Sprouts at The Arboretum (outdoors/workshop/kid friendly): Each Wednesday in March, Little Sprouts will once again be hosted at The Arboretum! Each session has a special theme that begins with a story and hands-on exploration. Next, we will rotate through crafts, science experiments, and planting stations. Last, we get outside and explore nature on a short hike (weather permitting; make sure to dress warmly)! Recommended for ages 3-5. Cost: $3 per child per session. Details: HERE(Also, on March 28 at 10am and 11am).
    • 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. Call today to schedule your tea at Waveland! 859-272-3611. All Tea Prices: $30.00 per person. Credit Card is needed to secure your reservation. Any changes will need to be made by the Friday before your scheduled event. Gluten Free options available. $5.00 fee for gluten option. Must be requested at time of registration (Also, on March 27 at 2pm).
    • 5pm: Family Fun & Learning Night: Celebrate the Arts at Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning at the Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning (workshop/class/kid friendly): Create art, make music, and dance in celebration of different forms of self-expression! Family Fun & Learning Nights are free and registration is required. Dinner is provided for families, and every child takes home a free book! Only for families with children ages 3-12. Family Fun & Learning Nights and other family literacy programs made possible by the generous support of LFUCG Social Services, Toyota Motor Manufacturing KY, and the Orphan Society of Lexington.
    • 5:45pm: Buti Yoga at Wildfire Yoga (fitness/health/wellness): Buti Yoga is an empowering movement practice that combines power yoga, dance and plyometrics. This practice is a full body workout!
      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: Learn to make a basic WordPress website at Kre8now Makerspace (workshop/class): Introduction to making a simple website using the popular WordPress platform. Tickets available: HERE.
    • 6pm: Lets Talk Investing at Pivot Brewing (workshop/class): Let’s Talk Investing is designed for individuals interested in learning more about investing over drinks. Whether you’re completely new to the idea, have a few years of experience under your belt or are seeking a refresher on the main concepts; we will discuss why investing makes sense, when to start and how to do it. The talk will cover the fundamentals of securities such as stocks and bonds, asset classes, risk and portfolio construction. The talk will be followed by a Q&A and more drinks.
    • 6pm: News & Brews: Boot Camp for Entrepreneurs at Town Branch Distillery (class/workshop): How can we nurture young entrepreneurs and businesses to create economic growth? How can they learn from what others have done to be successful? Hear how the Pearse Lyons Accelerator is doing just that. Tickets available: HERE.
    • 6pm: Master Community Gardener Training at The Plantory (workshop/class): Join us for this 8 week training on the how and why of gardening in community. Guest speakers and Seedleaf staff will share from our passion and experience about how to grow and share food, and how to compost food waste. You will learn all you need to know to care for your home garden, or to help Seedleaf with one of our 15 free u-pick spaces. Partial and full scholarships available, just email us for an application: ryan@seedleaf.org. Tickets available: HERE(Recurring Tuesdays until April 24).
    • 6pm: Every Living River: Erin Stalcup and Justin Bigos at Brier Books (books): One family, two writers: a poet and a novelist, both with new books. This is the kind of literary celebration we love. Join us! More details: 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 and recipes to share with your family! So wipe off the dust of your Instant Pot and join us for a fun night! Tickets available: HERE.
    • 7pm: Trivia Night at Ethereal Brewing (games): Join us for Trivia Night!! Drink some tasty beer and prove to your friends that you actually DO know everything! (Recurring Tuesdays)
    • 7pm: Jockey Silks & Horseshoes at Cut and Paste Craft Studio (arts/crafts): It’s Keeneland time again! Get your front door ready for the fall meet with an 18″ Jockey Silk, Jockey Silk Monogram, Horseshoe or Horseshoe monogram. You’ll pick your shape, then on the day of the class we’ll help you choose your colors and design. Don’t worry, you don’t have to be a pro to make these look professionally painted. We’ll help you create straight line, and curvy curves, perky polka dots or classy chevrons. We’ll even help you fix your boo-boos. We have lots of photos of past classes for inspiration, too. This class is for adults and teens only. Tickets available: HERE (This same class will also be on March 28 and April 12)
    • 7pm: Spring Equinox Yoga & Healing Sound Meditation (health/fitness/wellness): Building on the solitude of winter, we’ll dive inside to observe the pull of light and dark, and honor the creative expression which arises from the reconciliation of these perceived opposites.
      As we surrender to the quiet practice of Gentle Yoga, we can open the body to feel both rooted in the earth and expanded toward the sky. We will delight in the joy of self expression as we sing with the crystal bowls and monochord. We will rest in silent meditation. More details and tickets available: HERE.
    • 7pm: Yoga at The Burl with Yoginiliv at The Burl (health/fitness/wellness/music/free): Come get centered with Yoginiliv’s Happy Hour Yoga at The Burl. Live piano.
    • 7pm: He Got Game at The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center (movie/kid friendly/free): March Madness is right around the corner and the Lyric Theatre decided to bring to you a movie series that fits! Come out to the Lyric Theatre’s March Madness Movies Series, every Tuesday in March check out a basketball movie that will keep you in the zone for the tournament. Tickets are $2 or Free with wearing a basketball jersey to the movie that night. Tickets availalbe: HERE.
    • 7:30pm: Tuesday Night Blues Jam at Lynagh’s Irish Pub (music): Live music!
    • 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: Northside Sheiks at Henry Clay’s Public House (music): Live music!
    • 9pm: Spring into Dodo at Al’s Bar (music): Live music!

     

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    • 8:30am: In My View, An International Children’s Art Exhibition at The Living Arts and Science Center (art/kid friendly): The theme of the exhibition, IN MY VIEW, was to encourage children to look outside their own windows and throughout their community to create artwork and share with us a view of the people and places in their own part of the world. Students could also consider IN MY VIEW as an opportunity to share their own point of view and opinions about a local, regional or global issue or topic. IN MY VIEW will include artwork from 8 to 14 year old children in China, India, Cuba, Ireland, England, and Honduras and will be exhibited within the Living Arts & Science Center’s new Children’s Art Gallery. The artwork is offered for sale and will remain on exhibition from March 15 through May 26, 2018. (Recurring daily until May 26).
    • 10am: Horses, Hooch & History Tour (alcohol/horses): Blue Grass Tours is your Guide to the Bluegrass. This all-Inclusive, comprehensive, carefully planned tour is the ideal method of really SEEING our world-famous Horse & Bourbon Country. See the stork at Normandy Farm which fittingly looks over the foaling barn. Watch the distilling process at Woodford Reserve and enjoy lunch in between. Tickets available: HERE.
    • 10am: Little Sprouts at The Arboretum (outdoors/kid friendly): Each Wednesday in March, Little Sprouts will once again be hosted at The Arboretum! More details: HERE(Also, on March 21 at 11am, March 28 at 10am, and March 28 at 11am).
    • 11am: Little Sprouts at The Arboretum (outdoors/kid friendly): Each Wednesday in March, Little Sprouts will once again be hosted at The Arboretum! More details: HERE(Also, on March 21 at 11am, March 28 at 10am, and March 28 at 11am).
    • 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).
    • 5pm: Well Traveled Band Plays Lynagh’s Irish Pub (music): Trio including Amber French-lead vocals, Bruce Jones-guitar and Lance Sorrels-percussion. Performing originals and cool covers of your favorite tunes.
    • 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: Pop Art Portraits at Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes (art/crafts): Hey Art Club Friends! We are going to start a once a month class at Broomwagon! Join us for our first night of exploring and creating pop art portraits! All materials are included, adult beverages are recommended, and $5 for the class.
    • 6pm: Handicapping, Keeneland shopping, Champagne, and Treats at Draper James (horses/shopping): A night to prepare for Keeneland season. A talented and knowledgeable horse handicapper will on hand to discuss and explain horse betting and odds, and get you prepped and ready for Keeneland season.
    • 6pm: Will Run for Wine at SALA Studio (health/fitness/wellness/alcohol): The spring race season is upon us. Time to lace up your favorite pair of shoes and join us for a fun run of 3-4 miles through Chevy Chase, followed by wine. All paces welcome! Bring a friend or two!. If you are new to running, we welcome you and hope to inspire you to run some great races in central KY this year.
    • 6pm: Pinot Noir Clone event with Angela Estate at wine + market (alcohol/class): Each grape variety can have several variations, and we will taste 3 variations of Pinot Noir grown side-by-side at the Angela Estate Vineyard, based in Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley. We will explore the clones’ journey from Burgundy to California, then to Oregon (and in one case, back to Switzerland), and taste them on their own. We wrap up with the finished Angela Estate Wines which combine them. Like instruments in a band, each clone brings its own distinct character to the final sound! Cost: $25 per person. RSVP at (859) 225-0755.
    • 6:30pm: Easter Cookie Decorating at The Livery (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: Hitchcock at the Farish Theater (movie): In anticipation of our April 8 screening of 78/52 with director Alexandre Philippe, the Farish Theatre is hosting an Alfred Hitchcock film every Wednesday in March! See list of movies: HERE(Recurring Wednesdays).
    • 7pm: Cut & Paste Barrel Head, Tray, Clock & Sign Painting Party at Cut and Paste Craft Studio (art/crafts/class): Cut and Paste Craft Studio would like to invite you to another fabulous Barrel Heads & Brushes Night!! 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: Hitchcock at the Farish Theater (movie/free): In anticipation of our April 8 screening of 78/52 with director Alexandre Philippe, the Farish Theatre is hosting an Alfred Hitchcock film every Wednesday in March! (Also, on March 28).
    • 7:15pm: Etta May at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Etta May headlines the most successful all female “Southern Fried Chicks Tour”. Selling out theatres all over the country. Think Blue Collar Comedy Tour with better hair! Etta May appeared on CMT’s “Comedy Stage”, plus co-produced “Southern Fried Chicks” for CMT. She was also the subject and first female comic ever on the biography show, “Comedy Club.” She joins the elite comedy company of Ron White, Larry the Cable Guy and Jeff Foxworthy, who are also featured in this series. More details: HERE and tickets available: HERE (Also shows on: March 22 at 7:15pm, March 23 at 7:15pm & 9:45pm, and March 24 at 7:15 & 9:45pm).
    • 8pm: Karaoke at Bennigan’s on Richmond Road (music): Great Drink Specials and 1/2 Price Appetizers! (Recurring Wednesdays).
    • 8:30pm: Comedy Night at Rose N Jims (comedy): Another amazing free comedy show at Rose And Jim’s! This night we have Leslie Battle!! You don’t want to miss out on this show!
    • 8:30pm: Shannon McNally at Willie’s Locally Known (music): In Irish folklore it’s said that the darker Celts have special powers; it must be true because Shannon McNally’s blues-Americana return, BLACK IRISH, will make you dance, break your heart, and save your soul. Tickets available: HERE.
    • 8:30pm: The Brother Brothers at The Burl (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
    • 9pm: 2018 D-TOUR with Devin The Dude at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Live music!

    Thursday, March 22, 2018

    • 8:30am: In My View, An International Children’s Art Exhibition at The Living Arts and Science Center (art/kid friendly): The theme of the exhibition, IN MY VIEW, was to encourage children to look outside their own windows and throughout their community to create artwork and share with us a view of the people and places in their own part of the world. Students could also consider IN MY VIEW as an opportunity to share their own point of view and opinions about a local, regional or global issue or topic. IN MY VIEW will include artwork from 8 to 14 year old children in China, India, Cuba, Ireland, England, and Honduras and will be exhibited within the Living Arts & Science Center’s new Children’s Art Gallery. The artwork is offered for sale and will remain on exhibition from March 15 through May 26, 2018. (Recurring daily until May 26).
    • 9am: Bourbon & Bluegrass Tour at Bluegrass Tours (alcohol): On this local edition of Bourbon & Bluegrass, we’ll visit some of Lexington’s favorite up and coming distilleries. Our first stop is to meet up with some old friends at Old Friends Farm. We’ll pet, feed and get up close to some retired Derby winners such as, War Emblem and Silver Charm (horse). Then it’s off to Bluegrass Distillers for a quick tour & tasting of truley hand-made (and bottled!) bourbon. Time to refuel with some pizza at Goodfellas Distillery. For our last stop, we’ll walk right next door for our final tour & tasting at Barrel House Distilling Company. Tickets available: HERE.
    • 12:15pm: American Pharoah Tours at Thoroughbred Heritage House Tour Farm (horses): Spring is just around the corner! We now have a few select dates to see American Pharoah at Coolmore. These 3.5 hour tours are for March 22, 29, April 12, 26 and May 1, 18 and 31. Tickets won’t last long so make your reservation now. You will also visit the grave site of a very famous race horse and do a walking tour of Magdalena Farm. Tickets available: HERE(Recurring Thursdays).
    • 1pm: Tinderbox is Going On Tour (performance): An all-american classic circus sideshow, combining timeless acts of shock and amazement with a punk rock presentation, and a dirty south attitude. The result is a uniquely modern experience; unlike anything else in today’s entertainment industry! Purchase tickets: HERE(Recurring March 23-31 at 1pm).
    • 5:30pm: Happy Hour with Our Revolution at Lynagh’s Irish Pub (music): Come enjoy a happy hour and music by Lexington’s own Eric Bolander Trio brought to you by Our Revolution Central Kentucky. The music is FREE and the event is open to everyone.
    • 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: Italian Cheeses Class at wine + market (class/workshop): Cheese is one of the many culinary delights crafted in Italy. This class will offer a delicious peek into the many Italian regions and the various styles of cheeses produced throughout. As you sample through the selection of cheese, you also have the option to sample paired Italian wine! RSVP only at (859) 225-0755. Cheese Class $20/person. Wine Pairing $5/person.
    • 6:30pm: Thirsty Thursday! Pick Your Project at Board and Brush (art/crafts/class): Come and make a beautiful wooden sign for your home! Pick any sign from our gallery of over 200+ designs and we personalize it with your name, dates, etc. Enjoy a variety of alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages and listen to an incredibly fun playlist while you’re building your boards! *Because of the sale of alcohol, this workshop is 21+ only+. Tickets available: HERE.
    • 6:30pm: Language Access Film Festival at The Farish Theater (movie): Save the date for our upcoming Language Access Film Festival!! This festival is open to the public, and you can watch each film for FREE! Over a 3 week period, we will screen 4 movies that exemplify the importance of language access as well as the crucial role of interpreters and translators. LexArts has provided funding support for KITA’s Language Access Film Festival through its Fund for the Arts. More details: HERE(Recurring Thursdays until April 6).
    • 6:30pm: Yoga at the Museum at The Kentucky Horse Park (health/fitness/wellness): 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. (Also, on April 14 at 8:30am and May 24 at 6:30pm).
    • 7pm: Trivia Night at Brasabana (games): Live Trivia! $25 Gift Certificate for 1st place, 2nd & 3rd get $15 & $10! (Recurring Thursdays).
    • 7pm: The Making of a Kentucky Garden For All Seasons at the Maxwell H. Gluck Equine Restaurant Center (class/workshop): Suggested donation of $5 supports Friends of The Arboretum. Richard Weber is a native Lexingtonian and a graduate of the University of Kentucky and the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. A registered Landscape Architect since 1995, Richard has been immersed in the development of the garden known as “Springhouse”, with its picturesque grounds and garden center specializing in unusual hardy plants.
    • 7pm: Hallow Point, Left to the Wolves, Creature of Exile & More at Al’s Bar (music): Live music!
    • 7:15pm: Etta May at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Etta May headlines the most successful all female “Southern Fried Chicks Tour”. Selling out theatres all over the country. Think Blue Collar Comedy Tour with better hair! Etta May appeared on CMT’s “Comedy Stage”, plus co-produced “Southern Fried Chicks” for CMT. She was also the subject and first female comic ever on the biography show, “Comedy Club.” She joins the elite comedy company of Ron White, Larry the Cable Guy and Jeff Foxworthy, who are also featured in this series. More details: HERE and tickets available: HERE (Also shows on: March 23 at 7:15pm & 9:45pm, and March 24 at 7:15 & 9:45pm).
    • 7:30pm: Choristers and Chorale Spring Concert at the Singletary Center For Arts (music): Join Choristers and Chorale as they present their Spring Concert repertoire. Presented in the Singletary Center Recital Hall, doors for the event will open at 7pm with the performance beginning at 7:30pm.
    • 8pm: Trivia Night at The Video Saloon (games): First, second, and third place winners all receive monetary prizes! (Recurring Thursdays).
    • 9pm: Quiet Hollers, Mo Lowda & James and The Drifters at The Burl (music): Live music!

     

    Have a good weekend!

    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.