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Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week of April 13-19, 2018

April 13, 2018

It's Friday the 13th, but don't let frighten you! It's 80 degrees outside. I guess we all better enjoy it while we can, because there is rain in the forecast! Let's see what fun awaits us all this coming week... Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week of April 13-19, 2018

It’s Friday the 13th, but don’t let frighten you! It’s 80 degrees outside. I guess we all better enjoy it while we can, because there is rain in the forecast!

Let’s see what fun awaits us all this coming week…

Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week of April 13-19, 2018:

Friday, April 13, 2018

  • 6am: Nonprofit Friday: Spark Community Cafe (cause/fundraiser): Another Nonprofit Friday, heading your way! On Friday, April 13th, we’ll be partnering up with Spark Community Cafe and donating 10% of our sales directly to them! The cafe is a under construction out in Versailles, and the idea stemmed from a community activism class at Woodford County High School. Students first started with popup shops to foster community, but then wanted to contnue their mission in a more permanent home. Taking inspiration from Grace Cafe in Danville and working with big names in the restaurant industry, a handful of students are taking Spark to the next level. We’re really excited for y’all to meet them on Friday! They’ll be in the shop from 11-12 to tell you all about what they do and why they’re passionate about it.
  • 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).
  • 11am: Maker’s Mark Bottle Signing at Keeneland (cause): Maker’s Mark and Keeneland are two brands committed to giving back to the community. Since 1997, the two have collaborated on an annual commemorative Maker’s Mark bottle. Bottles have featured a special-edition label depicting well-known members of the Thoroughbred industry or the University of Kentucky athletics world. Sales of these treasured collectibles have raised millions of dollars to benefit deserving causes throughout Central Kentucky. You must have a bottle and ticket. If you have both, more details are: HERE.
  • 4pm: Mountain Moonshine Tasting at Liquor Barn – Hamburg (alcohol): Come enjoy all of our Kentucky Mountain Moonshine products!!
  • 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: Bourbon Tasting and Bottle Signing with Heaven Hill at Liquor Barn – Hamburg (alcohol): Join us for a tasting and bottle signing with the Master Distiller of Heaven Hill Distillery, Denny Potter! Denny will be on location to sign bottles, talk bourbon and discuss the new Heaven Hill Rye portfolio. Tasting will include samples of Bernheim, Larceny, Evan Williams, Elijah Craig Small Batch and Rittenhouse.
  • 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: 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: TGIF! 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: Embrace Your Radiant Body Meditation (health/wellness/fitness): Bring a quality of stillness and expansiveness to the mind by tuning into your inner wisdom with ancient meditation techniques. Be curious while also grounding your energy in the present moment. This class will include pranayama and basic spinal flexors to systematically move stagnation out of the body and awaken your divine alignment. Bring an open, accepting heart as you create more space to witness your thinking patterns. Be prepared to leave this class feeling refreshed and ready to gift the world your most authentic self. $30. Register online: HERE.
  • 6pm: Matt Gerwin at Lynagh’s Irish Pub (music): Live music!
  • 6pm: Maggie Lander at The Casual Pint (music): Live music!
  • 7pm: Chris Weiss Trio at AZUR (music): Join us for a bite to eat and enjoy LIVE entertainment by the Chris Weiss Trio at AZUR!
  • 7pm: Nathan Pendleton at Barrel House Distilling Company (music): Live music
  • 7pm: Team Trivia at Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes (games): Free trivia with prizes to be won!
  • 7pm: Meet Lisa Scottoline at Joseph-Beth Booksellers (books): NYTimes Bestselling Author Lisa Scottoline is coming to Joseph-Beth! Call to pre-order and guarantee your copy today at (859)273-2911. Dr. Noah Alderman, a widower and single father, has remarried a wonderful woman, Maggie Ippolitti, and for the first time in a long time, he and his young son are happy. Despite her longing for the daughter she hasn’t seen since she was a baby, Maggie is happy too, and she’s even more overjoyed when she unexpectedly gets another chance to be a mother to the child she thought she’d lost forever, her only daughter Anna.
  • 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).
  • 9pm: Don Rogers’s Album Release Party at The Burl (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9pm: Pumpkinseed, Mike Farr/Nick Farr duo, Dad Shorts at Best Friend Bar (music): Live music!
  • 9:30pm: Derek Spencer at Willie’s Locally Known (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9:30pm: Dead Winter Carpenters / Logan Magness / Derek Spencer at Willie’s Locally Known (music): Live music!
  • 10pm: Southern Daze at Lynagh’s Irish Pub (music): Live music!

Saturday, April 14. 2018

  • 8am: Bourbon Barons: The Pepper’s with Stone Fence Tours: This tour traces three generations of the Pepper family starting with Captain Elijah Pepper and his first small distillery to Oscar and James Pepper enlarging the business and becoming bourbon aristocrats in the process. Our tour includes visits to sites connected with this first family of bourbon including; the site of Elijah’s first distillery, tour and tastings at Woodford Reserve, the Barrel House Distilling Company and the newly restored Pepper Distillery. We will pick you up at a local hotel in Lexington or the Lexington Visitor Center for the drive to Versailles, Kentucky. The tour is approximately 4-5 hours long with a moderate amount of walking. Tickets available: HERE(Also on April 28 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).
  • 10am: Kentucky Reptile Expo at Lexington Expo Center: We return to Lexington on the 14th of April and we can’t wait! Thousands of Reptiles, Amphibians, Inverts, Feeders, Cages, Supplies & More! Admission is $6, kids 10 & under are FREE!
  • 11am: The Great Pug Run 5K at Masterson Station Park (fitness/health/cause/fundraiser): Join us for the 2nd Annual GREAT PUG RUN 5K on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 11am at Masterson Station Park in West Lexington. Come join in the fun of this “doggie friendly” race which welcomes competitive runners and walkers. Enjoy the beauty of Masterson Station Park while helping raise money and awareness for the Bluegrass Pug Rescue. More details: HERE.
  • 11am: Big Green Egg Basic 101 Class at Housewarmings (class/workshop): It’s time to get outside for the Ultimate Cooking Experience! Whether you are a Beginner or want to brush up on your cooking skills join us for a Big Green Egg – Basic 101 Class and learn all the Tips and Tricks for Cooking on the BIG GREEN EGG! AND…enjoy some TASTY food, too. More details: HERE.
  • 12pm: Running with Color Art at Pet Wants Lex (art): An in-store pop up featuring the artistry of Victoria from Running with Color Art.
  • 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: Library Community Garden Install at the Lexington Public Library – Russell Cave (community): The Library’s getting a garden! Please join us to help Seedleaf install our new community garden. Refreshments will be served.
  • 2pm: The Perfect Mint Julep with Tim Knittel of Distilled Living at Whiskey Bear (class/alcohol): Despite having just five ingredients – mint, sugar, water, spirit, and ice – the Mint Julep is one of the most misunderstood (and often mis-made) cocktails. Join us for a little illumination on the history of the julep where we’ll trace its course from the earliest days of distillation in the Middle East through the art of making spirits in Northern Europe and across the Atlantic to the development of Kentucky’s first breakfast cocktail. Along the way, we’ll explore how those five items came together to make an iconic yet frequently mangled drink. We’ll finish with a hands-on lesson in making the Perfect Mint Julep and share some exotic recipes sure to enliven any Kentucky party. We’ll send you home with your own Mint Julep cup and some fresh mint to practice your new skills. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 2pm: The Jungle Book at the Lexington Opera House (performance/kid friendly): Based on a collection of stories by the English author Rudyard Kipling. See the jungle and its beloved creatures come to life through the eyes of Mowgli. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 3pm: Craft Brew Hop #1 with Stone Fence Tours: The Lexington craft beer scene has grown exponentially over the last few years. Even though each of these breweries has their own ambience, style and specialties they share a passion for beer making and a desire to contribute to the local community. We are showcasing the best of the breweries on our Craft Brew Hops #1 and #2. We will pick you and your friends up at a local hotel or Lexington Visitor Center for an afternoon of beer in the Brewgrass. Each Craft Brew Hop will include a tour of a brewery and a question and answer session with the brew masters/owners. This is your chance to find out about the craft brewery business. Hop #1 will take you to 3 local breweries; 1) West 6th Brewing, 2) Rooster Brewing, and 3) Ethereal Brewing. At each 45-minute stop we will provide 1 flight of beer for your choosing. Price: $60 (includes 1 flight of beer of your choice at each location) tour of brewery and discussion with owner/brew master. Hop is approximately 3 hours. Food is not included. Tickets available: HERE.  (Also on April 21 and 28 at 3pm).
  • 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: $20 Art Market: Awesome Art for an Awesome Price at Rock House Brewing (art/shopping): Lexington’s $20 Art Market: Awesome Art for an Awesome Price features unique art from over 30 local artists for $20, no more and no less. Free admission, open to the public, children welcome!
  • 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).
  • 7:30pm: The Jungle Book at the Lexington Opera House (performance/kid friendly): Based on a collection of stories by the English author Rudyard Kipling. See the jungle and its beloved creatures come to life through the eyes of Mowgli. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 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).

 

Sunday, April 15, 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: 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 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).
  • 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 16, 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)
  • 4pm: Dine-to-Donate at Josie’s (cause): Join KVC Kentucky’s Young Professionals Board at Josie’s restaurant on Monday, April 16th as we Dine-to-Donate! 20% of the dinner sales (4:00pm-9:00pm) will be donated to KVC Behavioral HealthCare Kentucky! It’s easy, all you need to do is come hungry and tell your server that you are there to support KVC Kentucky! No reservations required! This promises to be an evening of great food for a great cause. See you there!
  • 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: Pinot’s Palette Workshop: Jockey Door Hanger at Rock House Brewing (art/crafts): Pinot’s Palette talented artists will help you create a one-of-a-kind work of art while you enjoy some tasty Rock House beers. $45 per person includes canvas, paint and instruction. Contact Pinot’s Palette to reserve your spot. Just in time for Derby season, this jockey door hanger will set the tone to the entrance of your house for your party celebrating the best two minutes in all of sports! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7:30pm: Trivia Night at Mr. Brew’s Taphouse (games): Gift cards for top three teams! Nobody likes Mondays…unless they are full of beer, friends and trivia! (Recurring Mondays).
  • 8pm: Mindfulness Meditation at Centered (health/wellness/free): The Brick Sit House is a welcoming meditation community open to everyone. We’re dedicated to providing Lexington with a warm, secular environment in which to pursue modern mindfulness. What is modern mindfulness? After all, the word “mindfulness” is ubiquitous these days, promising everything from less stress to sexier abs and maybe even teleportation. We define mindfulness as concentration power, sensory clarity, and equanimity all working together. More information: HERE(Recurring Mondays). 
  • 8pm: Fruit Bats (Solo) with Vetiver (Solo) at The Burl (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE!
  • 9pm: The Canvas People / Flying Things / Buck the Taxidermist at Best Friend Bar (music): Live music!

 

Tuesday, April 17, 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).
  • 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: Meet and Greet with Pinhook’s Sean Joseph at Justins’ House of Bourbon (alcohol): Meet Pinhook proprietor Sean Joseph at Justin’s House of Bourbon! Sean will be on hand to sign bottles and talk bourbon.
  • 5pm: African Drum and Dance Workshops with Gideon Alorwoyie at The Living Arts and Science Center (dance/music/kid friendly): Green Room Exchange is proud to present Ghanaian Master Percussionist and Professor of African Drumming and Dance at North Texas State, Gideon Tourgbi Foli Alorwoyie. Gideon will conduct two workshops at the Living Arts and Science Center. African drumming in the Ewe tradition, and African dance. Bring your drum or Tripp will have additional drums available while they last. Workshops are $15.00 each or $25.00 for both.
  • 5pm: KIDS ART DAY 2018 at Crank Boom Craft Ice Cream – Manchester Street (art/crafts/kid friendly): FREE ART ACTIVITY. FREE ICE CREAM FOR KIDS. FREE SNACKS. Come and go as you’d like. Art activity fun for all ages!
  • 6pm: A Poetry Reading with Tom Hunley and Julia Johnson at Brier Books (books): Join us as poets Tom Hunley, from Western Kentucky University, and Julia Johnson from the UK MFA Program share their latest work with us.
  • 6pm: Acro Fitness at Source On High (fitness/health/wellness): Learn skills from partner and solo acrobatics as you grow stronger and more flexible. Get ready to feel the release of all your daily tension and the stretch of muscles previously neglected as your skills and strength grows. No partner needed. All levels welcome. No experience with Acro Yoga required. More information: HERE(Recurring Tuesdays).
  • 6:30pm: Instant Pot Tips & Tricks at Lexington Public Library – Tates Creek (food/class/workshop): Join professional chef Michele Dunn of Dunn in the Kitchen as she shares tips & tricks for making the most of your electric pressure cooker. Registration required. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Spring Floral Arranging (class/workshop): Courtney will walk us through the process of how to pick and arrange blooms to make instagram worthy centerpieces for your home. So grab your girlfriends and get ready to spend a night learning and making beautiful things together and celebrating the amazing people in your life! More details: HERE and 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: DogFish Head Beer Dinner at HopCat (food): We like to keep things weird. We also love a great beer, that’s why this month we’re having Dogfish Head join us for our beer dinner. Dogfish Head continues to bring off-centered ales and classic offerings and we know they’ll go perfectly with what our chefs are cooking up! Menu and tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Tuesday Night Live Team Trivia at Bear & The Butcher (games): Live team trivia. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, and best team name. Bear & The Butcher is a new restaurant in Chevy Chase that specializes in sausages made from scratch on premises and street food. As well two fully stocked bars with an abundance of locally brewed beer (draft, cans, bottles). (Recurring Tuesdays).
  • 8pm: Anderson East at Manchester Music Hall (music): Concert! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9pm: Shawn James at The Burl (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.

 

Wednesday, April 18, 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).
  • 10:30am: Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe Turns Two (party): Wednesday, April 18 is the anniversary of our store opening! We will be having a cake cutting and lots of contests and giveaways!! Make sure you check back to see more updates and we can’t wait for you to #ThinkTazikis and party with us!
  • 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: Kristofer Lee Bentley and Tripel Banana Split Release at Rock House Brewing (music): April 18th is National Banana Day! Who knew? Well we did, that’s why we created an awesome Banana Split Beer to celebrate. We took our Belgian Tripel; which is loaded with banana character and added vanilla, chocolate and cherries to it.
  • 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).
  • 5:30pm: 18th Annual Farmland Conservation Celebration & Auction at Fasig-Tipton (fundraiser): Join BLC with event co-hosts Jennie & Peek Garlington III and Janie & Austin Musselman to celebrate more than 27,000 acres of permanently protected Bluegrass land. Doors will open at 5:30pm at Fasig-Tipton. We’ll have plenty of local food and festive cocktails – not to mention live and silent auction items you cannot purchase anywhere else. Mark your calendar – you won’t want to miss it!
  • 6pm: Abloom: A Floral Jewelry Workshop at Meg C. Jewelry Gallery (class/workshop): Join us for a creative spring evening of jewelry and flowers. Learn how to create your very own, unique bracelet and necklace made of fresh flowers from floral design experts, Jenny & Marnie. Enjoy some bubbly and hors d’oeuvres while completing your floral jewelry, the perfect accessory for a weekend at Keeneland! More details and tickets available: HERE.
  • 6pm: Paper Flowers and Floral Arrangements at Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes (art/crafts/class/workshop): We are back at Broomwagon this month to celebrate this ‘SPRING’ weather! Learn about the art of flower arrangements and make your own paper flowers! All materials included with your $5 and remember ALWAYS TIP YOUR BARTENDERS!
  • 6pm: H is for Hawk–Grab Bag Book Club at Brier Books (books): This month’s book is H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald. Members can also decide at this meeting what they’d like to read for the next month. We have the book in stock, so pick it up today and join us for this fun monthly book club!
  • 6pm: Will Run for Wine at SALA Studio (fitness/health/wellness): We think the best part of run club is the awesome members, but sometimes its the wine. 😉 Join us for a FREE 3-4 mile run through downtown and Chevy Chase followed by wine. All paces welcome! Bring a friend and water!
  • 6:30pm: Create Your Own Macrame Plant Hanger at Fitness Collective (class/workshop): Are you looking to learn to create your own macrame masterpiece and get your creative juices flowing? Then you have arrived at the right place! In this introductory workshop taught by Maddi Wilkerson of West Domestic you will learn the basic macrame knots needed to create your own unique plant hanger! Everyone will be going home with a completed macrame hanger + an easy to care for plant. 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: Meet Chris Offutt at Joseph-Beth Booksellers (books): Chris Offutt’s long-awaited return to fiction after nearly two decades, Country Dark is a fierce noir-inflected novel about a good man pushed by circumstance into crime.
  • 8pm: Karaoke at Bennigan’s on Richmond Road (music): Great Drink Specials and 1/2 Price Appetizers! (Recurring Wednesdays).
  • 8:30pm: The Novel Ideas at Willie’s Locally Known (music): IN THE FALL OF 2012, THE NOVEL IDEAS were playing around with a song they’d never performed live. The four friends sat in a room in their house in Brighton, Massachusetts, contemplating the song’s mechanics. They sang together, trying out different harmonies and arrangements until, finally, it clicked. Vocalist Daniel Radin recalls, “When we finally got the four-part harmony down, it was this moment where we realized like ‘oh, this isn’t just an element of our music—it’s a feature.” Tickets available: HERE.

April 19, 2018 – THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE

  • 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 Kentucky’s 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: Bourbon Barons: Colonel Taylor with Stone Fence Tours (tour): The focus of this historical tour is the man who modernized the bourbon industry, Colonel Edmund Haynes Taylor Jr. Taylor was a man who traveled Europe and brought those distilling techniques back to his distilleries. We will discuss how he used this knowledge in his operation of the famous Old Crow, Old Fire Copper and Old Taylor Distilleries. We will also explore Taylor’s fight for the purification of bourbon through his support of legislative action. On this tour, we will visit Glenns Creek Distilling, Buffalo Trace and a stop for pictures at the soon-to-be-open Castle and Key Distillery. We will receive tours and tastings at two locations with the tour at Buffalo Trace being the E. H. Taylor Tour. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 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: Sarah Hart Art & Common Good at West Sixth Brewing (art): For the second year of “Art and Activism,” West Sixth Brewing is hosting a night with Sarah Hart Art and Common Good. Original paintings and art prints will be for sale, and 20 % of all Sarah Hart ART sales will be donated to the Lexington non-profit, Common Good. More details: HERE.
  • 5pm: Death, Mourning and Mrs. Lincoln Evening Tour at Mary Todd Lincoln House (tour): Observe the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination with a special evening tour entitled Death, Mourning, and Mrs. Lincoln. The tour will be offered at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. the date of Lincoln’s funeral. Mrs. Lincoln suffered more loss than many women of her time. In this special tour, visitors will explore how the first lady’s experiences reflected the ways in which 19th century Americans coped with death. This program will feature artifacts and other historical sources that illustrate evolving funerary and mourning customs and unorthodox practices such as spiritualism. Reservations required. Not recommended for children.
  • 5pm: Meet and Greet with Sam Medley at Justins’ House of Bourbon: Sam Medley, proprietor of Charles Medley Distillery, will be on hand to sign bottles and talk Bourbon. We’ll also have a limited supply of our Wathen’s Barrel Proof #12 for sale – if you missed it last time, now’s your last chance! Feel free to bring your bottles and stories to the shop.
  • 5:30pm: Hi-5 bringing Good Times to Thursday Night Live! (music): Hi-5 is thrilled to be chosen to Rock Thursday Night live this year!!! Don’t miss us…there will be dancing in the streets, we will take you higher and rock the night away!!!!
  • 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: 3rd Thursday Ukulele Open Mic – April Showers! at Joseph-Beth Booksellers (music): This month we welcome songs about rain! And, because it’s Kentucky, you’re welcome to throw some songs in about snow, if you’re feeling frisky. We’ll be featuring Kentucky favorite Jonathan Piercy from Jonathan and his Four-String Fiasco!
  • 6pm: Wes Smith at Proud Mary’s BBQ (music): Live music!
  • 6:30pm: Wine & Cheese Tasting for CKRH (food/cause): Taste delicious cheeses homemade by CKRH volunteer Roger Shook paired with wines carefully selected by the folks at Twisted Cork. You can even take home a block of your favorite cheese by making a donation to CKRH of $20 or more!
  • 6:30pm: Balance & Brews at Pivot Brewing (health/fitness/wellness): With all this spring weather, we’re so excited to be back on the patio* at Pivot Brewing. Same amazing yoga led by Carly Conatser, E-RYT and lovely post practice pints of cider or beer! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Atomic Level Harry Potter Trivia! at Atomic Ramen (games/cause): How spicy do you like your trivia? Make it ATOMIC with Local Trivia Action’s Harry Potter Trivia to benefit Lexpecto Patronum. 10% of purchases from Atomic Ramen (throughout the day, and during trivia) will also help fund Lexpecto’s work in the community!
  • 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 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: Scapa Present Singin’ In The Rain at The Lexington Opera House (performance): Singin’ in the Rain is packed full of the charm, romance, comedy and tinsel town glamour of one of the world’s best-loved movies. It tells the story of the first Hollywood musical, when the silver screen found its voice. Glorious songs, iconic dancing, and comedy bring the story – with the help of SCAPA Lafayette’s talented students and LIVE RAIN on the Opera House stage! With its joyous story and sumptuous set design and costumes, Singin’ in the Rain showers you with everything you could wish for in a hit musical. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7:15pm: Sam Morril at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): In 2011, Sam won The Laughing Skull Comedy Festival in Atlanta and was named one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch.” More recently, Sam has been seen on Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’sHouse Party, “Conan” on on TBS twice, and is a regular on Fox News’ “Red Eye.” Tickets available: HERE(Also, on April 20 at 7:15pm and 9:45pm and April 21 at 7:15pm and 9:45pm).
  • 8pm: Trivia Night at Blue Stallion Brewing Company (games): Join us every Thursday at 8:00 for trivia with our awesome host, Katie! The top three winning teams take home gift cards, and a clever team name could snag a free appetizer from Dad’s Favorites Deli for you and your buddies! See you on Thursday! (Recurring Thursdays).
  • 8pm: Boy Named Banjo with Abby Hamilton at The Burl (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Permanent Vacation Tour: Levitation Jones & Parrotice at Al’s Bar (music): Live music! More details: HERE and tickets available: HERE.
  • 9pm: COFRESI at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.

 

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