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Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky on April 6-12, 2018

April 6, 2018

It's finally the weekend again!! Is it just me or has this been a super long week?!   I've been together another list of events and things to do to keep you entertained this weekend and in the upcoming week! #sharethelex #visitlex #travelky #lexingtonky #kentucky

It’s finally the weekend again!! Is it just me or has this been a super long week?!

I’ve been together another list of events and things to do to keep you entertained this weekend and in the upcoming week!

Let’s just hope the snow holds off completely and it stays sunny. I’m ready for it to be spring!

Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week of April 6-12, 2018:

Friday, April 6, 2018 – OPENING DAY AT KEENELAND

  • 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).
  • 8:30am: Artist’s Eye at The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center (art): During the 2018 session of ‘The Artist’s Eye’, The Lyric and UK Historical Preservation teamed together to formulate a class focused on ‘Our Built Environment:’ focusing on the buildings, places, and stories within the East End community. Throughout the camp students will visit various sites and locations within the downtown and East End community discovering the stories buildings and a community can tell as well as the importance of their built environment. (Recurring April 2-6 at 8:30am).
  • 1pm: Trail’s End Wildflower Hike with Joyce Bender at Floracliff Nature Santuary (outdoors): Pre-registration is required. To register for a hike, please email info@floracliff.org and provide your name, phone number, and the number of people (adults and children) you want to register. Please limit party size to no more than 5 participants. This program is limited to 20 participants total.
  • 2pm: 43rd Annual Central Kentucky Home & Garden Show at the Lexington Convention Center (show): See the latest home improvement trends and materials, see garden and landscapes you’ll want at home and enjoy a day of family fun! (Also, on April 7 at 10am and April 8 at 11am).
  • 5pm: Wild Turkey Tasting and Bottle Signing at Liquor Barn – Beaumont (alcohol): Join us for a tasting and bottle signing with Wild Turkey Master Distiller, Jimmy Russell! Talk bourbon with the best and enjoy samples of Wild Turkey Rare Breed, Russell’s Reserve and Wild Turkey KY Spirit.
  • 5pm: Maker’s Mark Keeneland Breeze Cocktail Tasting at Liquor Barn – Hamburg (alcohol): Join us for a tasting of the signature Keeneland Breeze Cocktail made with Maker’s Mark Bourbon! Attend either of the Maker’s Mark Keeneland Breeze Tasting events (April 6th & 7th) and enter yourself for the chance to win tickets to the Maker’s 46 Mile at Keeneland on Friday April 13th! Winner be announced on 4/7 at 3:00pm!
  • 5:30pm: Docent Tour at 21c Museum Hotel Lexington (art/free): Explore the first multi-venue museum dedicated to the art of the 21st century in the nation. Grab a drink from Lockbox and allow the experts illuminate the secrets behind the works. Docent tours are available every Wednesday and Friday at 5:30pm. Free and open to the public. Meet in the lobby! (Recurring Wednesdays and Fridays).
  • 5:30pm: The Yonders at Lynagh’s Irish Pub (music): Live music!
  • 6pm: Bourbon Tastings at 21c Museum Hotel Lexington and Lockbox (bourbon): Through the month of April, we are having some good friends from local bourbon distilleries join us in the 21c lobby to welcome you to Bourbon country. Imbibe in a mini tasting of that liquid gold Friday or Saturday (or both!) from 6-8pm. More details: HERE(Also, on April 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 at 6pm).
  • 6pm: Brandon S Bowker at Brasabana (music): Live music!
  • 6:30pm: Cooking with Bourbon / Opening Day of Keeneland at Wild Thyme (class): Keeneland spring meet starts April 6th! What better way to finish up opening day then at Wild Thyme in our Cooking with Bourbon event! Spaces are filling up fast! Join us for another memorable night in the kitchen! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7:15pm: Nephew Tommy at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Nephew Tommy is a versatile comedian, actor, producer, and host with original work that has encompassed the radio, television, and film worlds. His role as a co-host of the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show puts him in front of a live radio audience of over 8 million daily listeners. Tickets available: HERE(Also, on April 6 at 9:45pm and April 7 at 7:15pm & 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)
  • 8pm: Ghost Walk of Lexington (outdoors): Join Patti Starr, Certified Ghost Hunter of 40 years, as she takes you on a most unforgettable ghost walk around Gratz Park. Her tales will include hauntings from a murder, curse, and other macabre happenings while entertaining you with intriguing history. More details: HERE(Recurring – Dates: March – December; every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night Rain or Shine) No ghost walk if temp falls below 40 degrees so please check before attending).
  • 8pm: Let’s Fight Cancer: Solo show at Shamrocks – Patchen Drive (cause/fundraiser): 20% of my earnings will go to Jamming For Hope (Chris Harwood)!
  • 8pm: The Floozies w/ Manic Focus & Space Kadet at Manchester Music Hall (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8:30pm: BCM live at The Ruddy Duck Grille (music): BCM is heading to the Ruddy Duck to play great live music all evening! Join us for dinner, drinks and a rockin’ good time!
  • 9pm: Blackfoot Gypsies at The Burl (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 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. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9pm: Dad Shorts // SHARE // Home Grown Head Band at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9:45pm: Nephew Tommy at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Nephew Tommy is a versatile comedian, actor, producer, and host with original work that has encompassed the radio, television, and film worlds. His role as a co-host of the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show puts him in front of a live radio audience of over 8 million daily listeners. Tickets available: HERE(Also, on April 7 at 7:15pm & 9:45pm).

 

Saturday, April 7, 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).
  • 8:30am: Sweat Series with Ross from R Gym at luluemon (health/fitness/wellness): Join us for this complimentary training session with Ross Bishop, owner of R Gym. This will be good for all levels. Bring some water and we’ll take care of the rest.
  • 9am: Bourbon & Bluegrass Tour (tour): Our highly requested tour guide David, will be leading your group through Kentuckys finest Bourbon & Bluegrass. Our first stop, Old Friends where we’ll get up-close with champion Thoroughbreds. Then its off to Frankfort, Kentucky for Tours & Tastings at Glenns Creek Distilling AND Buffalo Trace Distillery. Tickets available: HERE(Recurring)
  • 9am: Alfalfa Turns 45 at Alfalfa (party): Join us in celebrating 45 years of Alfalfa! We have a full day of food and fun planned for y’all! Stay tuned for more details and please help us spread the word. We’d love to see Alfalfa folks spanning our 4 1/2 decades!
  • 10am: 43rd Annual Central Kentucky Home & Garden Show at the Lexington Convention Center (show): See the latest home improvement trends and materials, see garden and landscapes you’ll want at home and enjoy a day of family fun! (Also, on April 8 at 11am).
  • 11am: The Jungle Book at Barnes & Noble (kid friendly/free): Hear a short story from Kipling’s The Jungle Book, meet some of the dancers from The Jungle Book cast and learn a dance.
  • 11am: The Jungle Book at Joseph-Beth Story Time at Joseph Beth-Booksellers (kid friendly/free): Hear a short story from Kipling’s The Jungle Book and other activites. Meet some of the dancers from The Jungle Book cast and learn a dance.
  • 12pm: Psycho Deconstruction with Alexandre Philippe at Farish Theatre (movie): Documentary filmmaker Alexandre Philippe is bringing his award-winning documentary about the PSYCHO shower scene (78/52) to the Kentucky Theatre on April 8. In anticipation of that event, he will conduct a full start/stop deconstruction of the Hitchcock classic at the Farish Theater! Mr. Philippe has become the go-to Hitchcock expert in America (he co-hosted an entire month-long retrospective on Turner Classic Movies with Ben Mankiewicz) and no one is better equipped to break down PSYCHO and give you all of the behind-the-scenes information. This is a don’t-miss event and it is absolutely FREE!
  • 12pm: Half Day Laughter Yoga Retreat at Centered (health/fitness/wellness): Join us for a half-day yoga retreat at Centered on Ashland Ave in Lexington, KY. We will experience three different styles of yoga designed to lift our spirits, oxygenate our bodies, strengthen the immune system, and help create peace in ourselves and our world. Tickets available: HERE(Recurring May 5 at 12pm).
  • 2pm: Pop-Up Art Class for heARTplay at ARTplay Children’s Studio (art/crafts/kid friendly): Do you have a child that likes to do GOOD for others?! Tomorrow, Saturday, from 2:00-3:00, we will be making mixed media houses to be sold at our Sound + Color event to raise money that will help children in foster care attend art and music classes. WE HAVE ONLY 12 SPOTS for this free and fun POP-UP art class!! This is a DROP OFF CLASS for AGES 4-12. But please remember, the art will not be taken home..It will only be for sale at the event! Houses will be sold for $15-$25. More details: HERE.
  • 2pm: I Love the 90s Bash – Various Bars Downtown (party): Alright stop, collaborate and listen!! The I Love the 90’s Bash is coming to Lexington Saturday April 7th! We’re lacing up our high tops, putting on our fanny packs and gettin’ jiggy with it to the best music of the 90’s!! More details: HERE and 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)
  • 2pm: Teen Space: Cupcake Wars at the Lexington Public Library – Downtown location (kid friendly/food): Create a cupcake based on your favorite story – all materials provided. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 3pm: Wes Aaron Flint at Mirror Twin Brewery (music): Live music!
  • 3pm: BrickHouse Brew Release Party at Mirror Twin Brewing Co (alcohol): Come join us to celebrate the release of BrickHouse Brew! Brother Smith takes the stage 3-6 and Clay Jamerson keeps us jamming 6-10.
  • 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: Sassy Saturday! Pick Your Project at Board and Brush Lexington (art/crafts): 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.
  • 6pm: Founders KBS Release and Live Music from Chris Sullivan at The Casual Pint (alcohol): On Saturday, April 7th, we’ll be tapping Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout as well as several other Founders favorites. The KBS tapping will be at 6:30, and we’ll have live music from Chris Sullivan from 7 to 10! Come grab some KBS and listen to some live tunes!
  • 6pm: Bourbon Tastings at 21c Museum Hotel Lexington and Lockbox (bourbon): Through the month of April, we are having some good friends from local bourbon distilleries join us in the 21c lobby to welcome you to Bourbon country. Imbibe in a mini tasting of that liquid gold Friday or Saturday (or both!) from 6-8pm. More details: HERE(Also, on April 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 at 6pm).
  • 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: Ben Lacy and Corey Cross at AZUR (music): Live music!
  • 7pm: Willie Eames at j. Render’s Southern Table & Bar (music): Live music!
  • 7pm: Assurance Sessions at Chocolate Holler (music): Pete Wallace has been born and raised playing music in Northern Kentucky. Starting off with piano and then moving to strings, percussion and now synth, his Assurance Sessions (Starting out in 2010) span from Acoustic sets with songs about life lessons, pain, happiness and everything in between to synth loop sets filled with stories of old and new.
  • 7pm: The Cold Open at The Twisted Cork (music): Live music!
  • 7:15pm: Nephew Tommy at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Nephew Tommy is a versatile comedian, actor, producer, and host with original work that has encompassed the radio, television, and film worlds. His role as a co-host of the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show puts him in front of a live radio audience of over 8 million daily listeners. Tickets available: HERE(Also, on April 7 at 9:45pm).
  • 7:30pm: Ronn Crowder and Friends at Backstretch Sports Bar & Grill (music): Live music! (Recurring Saturdays).
  • 8pm: Ghost Walk of Lexington (outdoors): Join Patti Starr, Certified Ghost Hunter of 40 years, as she takes you on a most unforgettable ghost walk around Gratz Park. Her tales will include hauntings from a murder, curse, and other macabre happenings while entertaining you with intriguing history. More details: HERE(Recurring – Dates: March – December; every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night Rain or Shine) No ghost walk if temp falls below 40 degrees so please check before attending).
  • 8pm: Black Jacket Symphony – Guns N’ Roses “Appetite For Destruction” at the Lexington Opera House (concert): The Black Jacket Symphony offers a unique concert experience by recreating classic albums in a live performance setting with a first class lighting and video production. A selected album is performed in its entirety by a group of hand-picked musicians specifically selected for each album. With no sonic detail being overlooked, the musicians do whatever it takes to musically reproduce the album. Following the album and a brief intermission, the Black Jacket Symphony returns to the stage to perform a collection of greatest hits by the evening’s artist. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8:30pm: BCM plays live at The Ruddy Duck (music): Live music!
  • 9pm: Retro is back at Patchen Pub (music): Live music!
  • 9pm: Josh Nolan, Ben Knight, Sean Whiting, Matt Mullins & The Bringdowns The Burl (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9pm: The Rough Customers and Hellbent Hearts! at Best Friend Bar (music): Live music!
  • 9pm: Josh Butcher at Alexander Bullitt’s Winery Brewery & Bistro (music): Live music!
  • 9pm: Maggie Lander at Whiskey Bear (music): Maggie Lander is a Lexington singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. She is known for her smoky, soulful vocals and fiery fiddle playing. She maintains a busy studio and performance schedule, performing solo and with numerous bands around the area.
  • 9pm: Tragic Kingdom, a local No Doubt tribute back at Lynagh’s Irish Pub (music): No Doubt tribute Tragic Kingdom comes back to Lynaghs with two full sets of no doubt and other 90’s tunes!
  • 9:30pm: Joslyn and The Sweet Compression with David “Chill” Napier at Willie’s Locally Known (music): Joslyn Hampton and her band, The Sweet Compression, combine to deliver a hook-filled mix of funk and soul in a series of single releases throughout 2018. The powerhouse vocalist, along with her ace band (Marty Charters – guitar, Steve Holloman – keyboards, Smith Donaldson – bass, Rashawn Fleming – drums, Joe Carucci – saxophone, and Jeffrey Doll – trumpet), will be supporting the releases with club dates and festival appearances throughout the year. David “Chill” Napier of Driftwood Gypsy will get things started at 9:30 PM! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9:45pm: Nephew Tommy at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Nephew Tommy is a versatile comedian, actor, producer, and host with original work that has encompassed the radio, television, and film worlds. His role as a co-host of the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show puts him in front of a live radio audience of over 8 million daily listeners. Tickets available: HERE.

 

Sunday, April 8, 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: 21c Yoga with Art – Anita Courtney 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). 
  • 11am: Willie’s Live Jazz Brunch at Willie’s Locally Known (music): The original Willie’s Live Jazz Brunch is one of the longest running musical traditions on the scene. Always a barn burner, in addition to an award winning southern style brunch, every Sunday morning some of Lexington’s finest players honor jazz greats like, Jimmy Smith, Nat King Cole, Herbie Hancock, Grant Green, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane in laid back sessions that will be sure to flip your family’s lid. Cats include: Lee Carroll, Gail Wynters, Raleigh Dailey, Bruce Lewis, Ben Lacy, Robert Frahm, Willie Eames, David Farris, Trip Bratton, Smith Donaldson, Danny Cecil, and many, many more! (Recurring Sundays until May 27).
  • 10am: Yoga With Art at 21c Museum Hotel (health/fitness/wellness): 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).
  • 10am: 43rd Annual Central Kentucky Home & Garden Show at the Lexington Convention Center (show): See the latest home improvement trends and materials, see garden and landscapes you’ll want at home and enjoy a day of family fun!
  • 10:30am: Point Given Day at The Kentucky Horse Park (horses): Join us for Point Given Day at the Kentucky Horse Park! On Sunday, April 8 at 10:30 a.m., a special Hall of Champions show will centered around our newest resident. Enjoy an extended meet-and-greet with the strapping Thoroughbred champion, as well as poster giveaways. Point Given Day at the Hall of Champions is included in the cost of park admission. More details: HERE.
  • 11am: Sunday Brunch Series with Jazz by Michael Cruse Trio at Shakespeare and Co. – Hamburg (food/music): Join us for our Sunday Brunch Series at Shakespeare and Co. in Hamburg. $35/person and unlimited mimosas and bloody marys $22/person from 11am-3pm! Make a reservation today on Open Table! Also, Michael Cruse Trio will be performing Jazz! Listen to them serenade your ears while enjoying a delicious Brunch!
  • 3pm: Open Mediation at FIKA Vegan Cantina (health/wellness/free): Complete the weekend and begin your week refreshed and anew by joining us for guided meditation practice each Sunday afternoon. Each session consists of two 20-minute guided meditation periods with a short reading and discussion of the practice in-between. Open to everyone regardless of whether you are a beginner or an experienced meditator. Sessions are offered free of charge. No registration necessary. Come as you are!
  • 5pm: Johnny Roy & The RubTones at Lynagh’s Irish Pub (music): Live music!
  • 5:30pm: Cut & Paste Barrel Head, Tray, Clock & Sign Painting Party and Cut and Paste Studio (art/crafts): 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: 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.
  • 6pm: Michter’s Whiskey Dinner at middle fork kitchen bar (food): Making plans for a dinner event with one of our absolute favorite distillers. Come join us! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: 78/52 Screening + Q&A with Director Alexandre Philippe at The Kentucky Theater (film): The Lexington Film League and the Mid-Century Society of Lexington welcome director Alexandre Philippe for a screening of his award-winning documentary 78/52. This delightful deep dive of a film is an unprecedented look at the iconic shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO, the “man behind the curtain”, and the three minutes that profoundly changed the course of world cinema. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: 50th Annual Beaux Arts Ball at The Burl (party/fundraiser): The Beaux Arts Foundation is celebrating its 50th year of being an advocate for the arts in Lexington, KY. Since 1969, the student-run foundation has fostered creativity and diversity by giving back to local charities who share the mission of making a difference through arts and humanities. To honor the milestone, The Beaux Arts Foundation will be holding the annual Spring Ball on April 14th, 2018 at the Burl. Come out to enjoy both local and nationally acclaimed musical talent, this year’s custom designed interactive art installations, models strutting the runway in local couture, circus performers suspended in the air, live art, vendors, and more! Don’t forget to come out in costume, we’re excited to see what you put together! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7:30pm: Marbin at The Burl (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Ghost Walk of Lexington (outdoors): Join Patti Starr, Certified Ghost Hunter of 40 years, as she takes you on a most unforgettable ghost walk around Gratz Park. Her tales will include hauntings from a murder, curse, and other macabre happenings while entertaining you with intriguing history. More details: HERE(Recurring – Dates: March – December; every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night Rain or Shine) No ghost walk if temp falls below 40 degrees so please check before attending).

 

Monday, April 9, 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 (tour): Our highly requested tour guide David, will be leading your group through Kentuckys finest Bourbon & Bluegrass. Our first stop, Old Friends where we’ll get up-close with champion Thoroughbreds. Then its off to Frankfort, Kentucky for Tours & Tastings at Glenns Creek Distilling AND Buffalo Trace Distillery. Tickets available: HERE(Recurring)
  • 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 until June 10)
  • 5pm: Teacher Appreciation Week at Palmers Fresh Grill (community): Calling all teachers! Enjoy 15% off your meal during Teacher Appreciation Week (Recurring April 9-13 at 5pm).
  • 5:30pm: Ales 4 Alz at Marrika’s Restaurant & Bier Stube (cause): If you are 21 or older, join us at Marikka’s in Lexington on April 9 from 5:30-7:30pm where a $12 donation to #ENDALZ will get you 2 ales.
  • 6pm: Wesley Smith at Lynagh’s Irish Pub (music): Wesley Smith will be return to Lynagh’s on Monday April 9th. Come out and enjoy some great music and food.
  • 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).
  • 6:45pm: WoodSongs presents John Gorka and The War and Treaty at The Lyric Theater & Cultural Arts Center (music): JOHN GORKA is a world-renowned singer-songwriter who got his start at a neighborhood coffeehouse in eastern Pennsylvania. After 14 critically acclaimed albums, countless national and international tours, and collaborations with the likes of Nanci Griffith, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ani DiFranco, Lucy Kaplansky, Patty Larkin, and many more, Gorka is now releasing ‘True in Time’, a 12 song collection he put together with long time producer, Rob Genadek on Red House Records. 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).
  • 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). 
  • 9pm: Trash Bandits And Friends At Lynagh’s Irish Pub (music): Live music!

 

Tuesday, April 10, 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).
  • 8:30am Tour Keeneland Race Course (outdoors/kid friendly/horses): For guests interested in learning the history of Keeneland and an overview of operations for both racing and sales, guided walking tours are available. This outside walking tour with an experienced Tour Guide takes guests through the Keeneland Paddock and Grandstand, grounds, and when available, to the world-renowned Sales Pavilion. Following the trackside tour, fans are invited to visit the Keeneland Library, one of the world’s largest repositories of information related to the Thoroughbred. Price $10. (Recurring weekly on Tuesdays and Saturdays).
  • 9am: Bourbon & Bluegrass Tour (tour): Our highly requested tour guide David, will be leading your group through Kentuckys finest Bourbon & Bluegrass. Our first stop, Old Friends where we’ll get up-close with champion Thoroughbreds. Then its off to Frankfort, Kentucky for Tours & Tastings at Glenns Creek Distilling AND Buffalo Trace Distillery. Tickets available: HERE(Recurring)
  • 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)
  • 5pm: Teacher Appreciation Week at Palmers Fresh Grill (community): Calling all teachers! Enjoy 15% off your meal during Teacher Appreciation Week (Recurring April 9-13 at 5pm).
  • 5:30pm: A Reading with Jill Jonnes at Brier Books (literature): Jonnes, a scholar for the National Endowment for the Humanities, is the author of Urban Forests: A Natural History of Trees and People in the American Cityscape. She’ll read from her book, answers questions, and sign copies for the audience.
  • 6pm: Come get Derby ready with Woodford Reserve at Draper James (meet and greet): Come get Derby ready at Draper James! Woodford Reserve’s Assistant Master Distiller Elizabeth McCall will teach you how to create the perfect mint julep. Reserve your FREE tickets: HERE.
  • 6pm: Drake’s GLBC Takeaway Tuesday at Drake’s (alcohol): Drake’s in Lexington will feature Great Lakes Brewing Co.’s newest seasonal beer, Cloud Cutter Ale, as their special Takeaway Tuesday beer!
  • 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: 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.
  • 6pm: Author Speaker Series at McConnell Springs (literature): Our April 10th speaker is Abigail Keams, known regionally for her beekeeping & honey, but nationally popular as a murder mystery writer, bringing us the topic: Murder, Mayhem, and History:The Three Pillars Of A Josiah Reynolds Mystery.
  • 6pm: East End Food Justice Workshop at The Plantory (food): Fresh Stop Markets ignites community power for fresh food access. Join us in this interactive, popular education gathering to discuss the history of food in Lexington, how and why food apartheid exists, and how Fresh Stop Markets utilize cooperative economics to unite communities to spread food justice. Come share your food story.
  • 6pm: Photography 101 at seventh + lime (class/workshop): Do you have an awesome DSLR sitting at home ready to capture all your holiday memories but for some reason you can’t get your images looking quite right? Have you tried watching youtube tutorials and tweaking the settings but things aren’t quite “clicking”? Then this class is for you! Join the ridiculously talented Mary Lawsome as she takes you through a journey on how to rock your camera and take killer photos! Over the course of an hour and a half you’ll learn beginner photography skills and get some hands-on practice behind your camera. We’ll discuss things like ISO aperture and shutter speed and will learn how different settings impact your pictures. In the second half of the class you’ll be behind the lends! With some some structured time to take photos. Not to mention plenty of time for Q&A! You’ll leave class with the ability to shoot with your cameras on manual letting you make creative decisions about each image you make. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6pm: Kentucky Great Writers Series at The Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning (literature): Join us on Tuesday, April 10 for readings from Richard Lawrence Taylor’s The Feast of Silence, J.D. Daniels’ The Correspondence: Essays and Kayla Rae Whitaker’s The Animators. The event starts at 6:00 pm, with a 30-minute open-mic session to give the audience a chance to participate. At 6:30 the readings by featured authors will begin. After the author readings, the audience will have the opportunity to get books signed.
  • 6:30pm: Cookie Decorating (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.
  • 6:30pm: 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.
  • 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)
  • 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): The Northside Sheiks return to Henry Clay’s Public House with Blues and early R&B.
  • 8:30pm: Poetry In Motion at Creaux (performance): After a 10 year run, and a 1 year hiatus, Lexington’s longest running poetry OPEN MIC, #PoetryInMotion returns in 2018!
  • 9pm: Dave Hause at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Live music!
  • 9pm: The Jettisons, Strip District, New Architects at Best Friend Bar (music): Live music!

 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

  • 8am: Track Across the Bluegrass at Stone Fence Tours (tour): On this tour we will learn about the history of horse racing and the horse industry in Kentucky. Saddle up as we start our historic journey in Lexington. We will make stops at the Red Mile, Keeneland and the Isaac Murphy Memorial Art Garden. We will learn the history of these historic racing venues along with the first superstars of horse racing, African American jockeys. We will gallop down Old Frankfort Pike and enjoy lunch at Wallace Station. Afterwards, we will enjoy the beauty of the farms lining the Pike with a visit at one of the historic farms. We will then head down the stretch to visit the one and only Churchill Downs and learn about this historic venue and horse racing in Louisville. So join us in the Winner’s Circle after our race on the Track Across the Bluegrass. This tour is approximately 8 hours long and will include a moderate amount of walking. It will include tours of Keeneland, Churchill Downs and one of Kentucky’s historic horse farms. Lunch at Wallace Station along with snacks and water are included. We will pick you up at the Lexington Visitor Center. Price $120. Tickets available: HERE(Tour is also on April 18 at 8am)
  • 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 (tour): Our highly requested tour guide David, will be leading your group through Kentuckys finest Bourbon & Bluegrass. Our first stop, Old Friends where we’ll get up-close with champion Thoroughbreds. Then its off to Frankfort, Kentucky for Tours & Tastings at Glenns Creek Distilling AND Buffalo Trace Distillery. Tickets available: HERE(Recurring)
  • 1:30pm: Imagination Station: Gardening at Lexington Public Library – Beaumont Branch (kid friendly): Play is the work of the child. Preschoolers explore different settings as they play & pretend in a child-centered environment. This month, we explore gardening! Recommended for ages 3-5
  • 4pm: Wednesdays on Wax at Pivot Brewing (music): Dust off your old records or bring in your new ones and come share your musical taste with us. A record player will be here every Wednesday. Come bond with other vinyl lovers over drinks and good music. (Recurring Wednesdays).
  • 4pm: Whiskey Wednesdays at Minglewood (alcohol): Whiskey Wednesdays are back!! All bourbons and Whiskeys are $2 off all night, so sample away! (Recurring Wednesdays).
  • 5pm: Teacher Appreciation Week at Palmers Fresh Grill (community): Calling all teachers! Enjoy 15% off your meal during Teacher Appreciation Week (Recurring April 9-13 at 5pm).
  • 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.
  • 5:30pm: Coastal Indian Cooking Class (class/food): Register now and join us for a hands-on cooking class showing you how to create Coastal Indian cuisine. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 5:30pm: Poetry Write-Ins at Brier Books (literature): Each week, we’ll gather in one of our workshop spaces to briefly discuss poetry and then get to writing. Weekly prompts will be provided. Bring a notebook or your preferred writing tool. (Recurring April 18 and April 25 at 5:30pm).
  • 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).
  • 6:30pm: Social Sipper with the Lexington Bourbon Society at J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar (networking): On Wednesday, April 11th we invite you to join us on at the next Lexington Bourbon Society Social Sipper destination, J Renders. Bourbon and Barbecue. Those two words together already sound quite dreamy, don’t they? Boasting an impressive bar with craft beer on tap, speciality cocktails and a solid list of bourbons, this is one place you definitely want to check out! Take your drink out on the patio and pair it up with a Hickory Smoked Brisket Sandwich or the “Oh No You Didn’t” Grilled Cheese Slices and Texas Toast and you may just stay and watch the sun set! We won’t blame you.
  • 6:30pm: Hand-lettering Basics with Level Up Lexington (class/workshop): You don’t have to be an artist to have envy-inspiring handwriting. Master the hand lettering trend with Deanna Talwalker, founder of Mirabelle Creations and one of our most popular teachers. In this class, you’ll learn basic hand lettering alphabet styles and the write, outline, shade process. This one hour class will include time to: Practice the alphabet, .Try out sample words,]Complete a small project worthy of framing
    You’ll be sharing your handiwork on Pinterest and Instagram before you know it! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Trivia Night at CRUST (games/kid friendly/free):  This show is unique, each Wednesday we will include pizza and cooking questions in a “Crust Culinary Question” section. (Recurring Wednesdays).
  • 7pm: Pub Trivia at Hopcat (games/kid friendly/free): Join everyone on Wednesdays at 8pm for Geeks Who Drink Pub Trivia. Eat, drink and be smart. (Recurring Wednesdays).
  • 7pm: Trivia Night at The Barn (games): Join us in The Barn for brain busters, tasty treats & epic prizes! 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! See y’all Wednesday nights at The Barn! (Recurring Wednesdays).
  • 7pm: Film Series: “Wasted! The Story of Food Waste” at Good Foods Co-op (film): Through the eyes of famous chefs, audiences will see how they make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system. Join us for a FREE screening of WASTED! in our Community Room, followed by discussion about the topic of food waste, which will include a representative from local waste-reducing organization Glean KY.
  • 8pm: Karaoke at Bennigan’s on Richmond Road (music): Great Drink Specials and 1/2 Price Appetizers! (Recurring Wednesdays).
  • 8:30pm: An Evening of Comedy at Rose & Jim’s (comedy): Another fantastic show at Rose and Jim’s! Come on out and see Rob Wilfong headline this show, your sides will hurt from the laughter!
  • 9pm: Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons, T.A. Clayton & The Soulminers, The Kentucky Hoss Cats at The Burl (music): Angela Perley & The Howlin’ Moons at The Burl with support from T.A. Clayton & The Soulminers and The Kentucky Hoss Cats! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9pm: The Heathens of Comedy at Al’s Bar (comedy): The Heathens of Comedy are kicking off their Spring/Summer tour one with a stop right in the heart of Wildcat country when we hit Al’s Bar!! $5 for 21+, $8 for 18-20. Come out and see the most acclaimed stand-up comedy tour in the Midwest and beyond!!

Thursday, April 12, 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 (tour): Our highly requested tour guide David, will be leading your group through Kentuckys finest Bourbon & Bluegrass. Our first stop, Old Friends where we’ll get up-close with champion Thoroughbreds. Then its off to Frankfort, Kentucky for Tours & Tastings at Glenns Creek Distilling AND Buffalo Trace Distillery. Tickets available: HERE(Recurring)
  • 12pm: Pony Up for The Nest at Keeneland (cause/fundraiser): An event hosted at Keeneland’s Exclusive Phoenix Room overlooking the Paddock. General & Room Admission Buffet Dining with Carving Station and Dessert Bar. More information and tickets available: HERE.
  • 1:05pm: Keeneland Spring Race Meet at Keeneland (horses): Keeneland Spring Race Meet. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 12:15pm: American Pharoah Tours at Thoroughbred Heritage Farm Horse Tour (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 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. Under the tour heading click on American Pharoah Tours, then the Buy Tickets button. Tickets available: HERE(Tours also on April 26 at 12:15pm, May 1 at 12:30pm, May 18 at 12:30pm, and May 31 at 12:30pm).
  • 1:45pm: Spirits of the Bluegrass at Stone Fence Tours (tour): Kentucky is well known for our bourbon distilleries but lesser known is our burgeoning craft brewery and winery scene. Kentucky is now home to over 50 breweries and 70 wineries. We would like to introduce you to a few of our favorites and of course, since it is Kentucky, one of our award-winning bourbon distilleries. On our Spirits of the Bluegrass Tour we will do a tour of Town Branch Distillery with tastings and then stop by Rock House Brewery for a tour, a flight and a discussion with owner Kevin. The last stop on the tour will be at Wildside Winery in Versailles, KY for a tour, flight, and discussion with owner Neil. Join us in learning about all aspects of the spirit making process. We will pick you up at the Lexington visitor center. The tour is approximately 4-5 hours. Water and snacks will be provided. Price: $65 (includes tour and tasting at all three locations). Tickets available: HERE(Recurring April 26 at 2:45pm).
  • 4pm: Teacher Happy Hour at Barre Lex (fitness/health/wellness/free): Throughout the year, teachers give and give. You give your time, your energy, your EVERYTHING to your students. We would like to give back to you by hosting a free Barre Happy Hour every Thursday until Spring Break!! Thank you for making such a difference in our community!! (Recurring Thursdays at 4pm until April 26)
  • 5pm: Teacher Appreciation Week at Palmers Fresh Grill (community): Calling all teachers! Enjoy 15% off your meal during Teacher Appreciation Week (Recurring April 9-13 at 5pm).
  • 5pm: West Sixth Wooden Nickel Program at West Sixth (cause): During the month of April, InnOVATION Arts Academy is the designated charitable organization in West Sixth’s Wooden Nickel Program. When you go to West Sixth and purchase a flight (a sample of beers from the brewery’s tap list), West Sixth will give you a wooden nickel, which you can use to donate $1 to InnOVATION Arts. On April 12th, 5-8 pm, we will host a Happy Hour at West Sixth. During this time, each flight purchased results in a $2 donation to InnOVATION Arts. We’ll also be there to tell you about our programs, upcoming events and summer camps.
  • 5pm: Aly’An at Central Bank Thursday Night Live! at The Pavilion (music): Mark your calendars! We are at Central Bank Thursday Night Live on Thursday April 12th with the full band beginning at 5pm! This is a free, family friendly event so make plans to stop by!
  • 5:30pm: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Plant and Wildlife Connections at The Arboretum (class/workshop/kid friendly): Join The Arboretum staff and community partners for our Cultivating Connection Workshop Series, to learn about the fascinating interconnectedness of the natural and human worlds. Preregistration is required, as workshop sizes are limited to 30 participants. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Animals, birds, and insects interact with plants in a multitude of ways. You will learn some of the amazing, and sometimes weird, ways animals interact with and even change plants, and some of the ways plants have changed animals. Suggested donation: $3/person or $5/family.
  • 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: Pay It Forward Presentation to DSACK at West Sixth Brewing (cause): Join us as we present our Pay It Forward donation to The Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky on April 12th at 6pm! This event is open to the public, and will include some light snacks in the Barrel Room. Check Presentation is at 6:45. More information: HERE.
  • 6pm: Color Me Spring Fashion Show – Goes Global at University Of Kentucky E.S. Good Barn (fashion/cause): Join the University of Kentucky Department of Retailing and Tourism Management for its annual Color Me Spring Fashion Show. This year, the show will highlight donations from Kathy Jensen’s international travels. All proceeds will benefit education abroad scholarships for students in the Retailing and Tourism Management Department. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Modern Calligraphy Basics (class/workshop): Do you dream of creating your own hand lettered artwork to hang on your walls? Do you spend time drooling over gorgeous lettering work you see on Pinterest and Instagram? Join Ciara LeRoy of Pretty Strange Design to learn the basics of Modern Calligraphy! In this class you’ll learn everything from how to assemble your pen to properly manage ink flow and pressure as you practice the basic calligraphy letterforms. By the end of the class you’ll be confident in calligraphy materials modern calligraphy techniques and will begin discovering your own style of Modern Calligraphy! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Trivia Night at Brasabana (games): Live Trivia! $25 Gift Certificate for 1st place, 2nd & 3rd get $15 & $10! (Recurring Thursdays)
  • 7pm: Bluegrass Mystery Theatre – Wild Wild West Murder at Pivot Brewing (performance): Experience the Bluegrass Mystery Theatre’s interactive production of Wild Wild West Murder. See the story unfold and help solve the murder mystery. The show begins at 7:00 PM but get here early for Rico’s Empanadas and a Pivot beer or cider. There will be a drink break after the first and second act. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Jockey Silks & Horseshoes at Cut and Paste Craft Studio (art/ 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.
  • 8pm: Trivia Night at The Video Saloon (games): First, second, and third place winners all receive monetary prizes! (Recurring Thursdays).
  • 9pm: SPACE CAMP // The Mad Gravity at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Live music!
  • 9pm: Tim Easton at The Burl (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9pm: Common Center/Lylak/Kind Skies at Al’s Bar (music):

 

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