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Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week of May 11-17, 2018

May 11, 2018

There is so much to do in Lexington this weekend and upcoming week! With Thursday Night Light being in full swing this season, Mother's Day this Sunday, and Lexington Craft Beer Week this May 11-19, there is something that is bound to keep you entertained! #sharethelex #lexingtonky #kentucky #visitlex #travelky

We’ve finally made it to another week, and the weather has been so beautiful lately!

There is so much to do in Lexington this weekend and upcoming week! With Thursday Night Light being in full swing this season, Mother’s Day this Sunday, and Lexington Craft Beer Week this May 11-19, there is something that is bound to keep you entertained!

Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week Of May 11-17, 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018 – Lexington Craft Beer Week

  • 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: Bees in Your Backyard at Headley-Whitney Museum of Art (workshop/outdoors): Join us for a lecture on “Bees in Your Backyard” presented by Dr. Tammy Horn Potter, Kentucky State Apiarist. Admission to the lecture is included with the $10 admission to Garden Affair.
  • 1pm: Saving the Monarch–How You Can Help at Headley-Whitney Museum Of Art (workshop/outdoors): Join Joanna Kirby as she discusses how you can help save he monarch butterfly. This lecture is included in he $10 Garden Affair admission.
  • 3pm: Uncommon Birds of the Commonwealth at Headley-Whitney Museum of Art (workshop/outdoors): Join Allen Kingsland of Wild Birds Unlimited as he discusses uncommon birds in Kentucky. Admission to the lecture is included in the general $10 admission to Garden Affair.
  • 5pm: Rosé All Day at Belle’s (alcohol): Join us every Friday during rooftop season for $10 Bottomless Rosé! We‘re pouring the brightest bubbly in town every Friday afternoon to start your weekend off right. Can’t wait to see you there! (Recurring Fridays until August 31).
  • 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: The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf at Headley-Whitney Museum of Art (workshop/literature): Hear Andrea Wulf discuss her bestselling book, “The Invention of Nature,” and join her for a book signing after. Admission is $30/person. This event is part of Garden Affair.
  • 6pm: Back Porch Shiny Guitar Music at Talon Winery (music): Live music!
  • 6pm: Lexington Launch of Wilderness Trail Bourbon at Belle’s (alcohol): Join us as Wilderness Trail Distillery introduces their Bottled-in-Bond Bourbon to Lexington! Meet founders Shane Baker and Pat Heist, and grab a taste of their long awaited whiskey and a commemorative shot glass for just $8. We’ll see you there!
  • 6:30pm: Garden Affair at Headley-Whitney Museum of Art (outdoors/workshop): Our second annual “Garden Affair” begins with a preview party on Thursday night and runs through the weekend with lectures, vendors, food trucks, workshops and children’s activities.
  • 6:30pm: Early Mother’s Day Celebration! Pick Your Project at Board and Brush Lexington (art/crafts/workshop/class): Come and make a beautiful wooden sign for your home! Pick any sign from our gallery of over 200+ designs and we personalize it with your name, dates, etc. Enjoy a variety of alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages and listen to an incredibly fun playlist while you’re building your boards! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Rock School! at Rock House Brewing (music): Rock School! and Lexington Music Education present an evening of KILLER ROCK N’ ROLL! at ROCKHOUSE BREWING! Come on out and enjoy some great music and great brews in a family friendly atmosphere! This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
  • 7pm: Shepherd’s Pie Cook Off! at Failte Irish Shop (food/cause): Can you make a Shepherd’s Pie to make your Mammy proud??! Let us be the judge of that! Just in time for Mother’s Day. Mark your calendars for the 1st annual Irish Shepherds pie Cook Off! As always we will have exceptional judges and the winner will go home with the coveted cook off trophy and bragging rights for the year!
  • 7:15pm: Jon Reep at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): You know Jon Reep. Winner of “Last Comic Standing” season 5, the pot smoking farmer from “Harold and Kumar 2”, NASCAR champion from “Eastbound & Down” on HBO, Dodge Truck’s HEMI guy, plus many comedy specials. Currently he can be seen on Netflix on “Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo.” Tickets available: HERE(Also, on May 11 at 9:45pm, May 12 at 7:15pm & 9:45pm, and May 13 at 7:15pm).
  • 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).
  • 9:45pm: Jon Reep at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): You know Jon Reep. Winner of “Last Comic Standing” season 5, the pot smoking farmer from “Harold and Kumar 2”, NASCAR champion from “Eastbound & Down” on HBO, Dodge Truck’s HEMI guy, plus many comedy specials. Currently he can be seen on Netflix on “Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo.” Tickets available: HERE(Also, on May 12 at 7:15pm & 9:45pm, and May 13 at 7:15pm).

 

Saturday, May 12, 2018 – Lexington Craft Beer Week

  • 8am: Central Kentucky Heart Walk at Keeneland (fitness/cause): The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s premier event for raising funds to save lives from this country’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers – heart disease and stroke. Create a team with your friends, co workers and family at the Heart Walk! Together you can set a goal and fund raise to help fight these diseases. Vendor fair begins at 8:00 am; Walk begins at 9. Let’s get Heart Walking! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 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: Mother’s Day Brunch at Daily Offerings Coffee Roastery (food): Our Malabu Dr. location is offering a Mother’s Day Brunch and BIG Giveaway prize.. Your choice of Eggs Benedict or Strawberry Brioche French Toast and a Latte or Coffee. Price $16. By Joining out Brunch you get to put your name in TWICE for the BIG Giveaway. TO BUY TICKETS BEFORE HAND email info@dailyofferingscoffee.com
  • 10am :Willcutt Guitars 50th Anniversary Celebration! (party): Come celebrate the 50th year milestone at Willcutt Guitars! We will be joined by industry experts, manufacturers, and artists. More details: HERE.
  • 10am: PB&J Series: Music Builds a Beat! at Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate (kid friendly): Following the Music Builds Thrills! concert, children will have the opportunity to try out different instruments at LexPhil’s Instrument Petting Zoo enjoy PB&J sandwiches with their families.  .
  • 10am: Mommy & Me Tea Party at Southern Barker (party): All Dog Moms will be able to shop with an exclusive discount, get some free goodies, take a picture with their Fur Child(children) in our Mommy & Me photo booth and will be able to enter our Ultimate Dog Mom Giveaway!
  • 10am: Complimentary Yoga on the Field at Whitaker Bank Ballpark (health/fitness/wellness): Bend & zen baseball-style at our annual #YogaontheField presented by Bourbon on Rye on 5/12!  This *complimentary* community event is suitable for yogis of all ages & levels. Special thanks to our friends at Athleta for making this FREE event possible!
  • 10:30am: ShareTheLex Mural Challenge Insta-Meetup – Downtown (outdoors): If you haven’t noticed, Lexington is becoming a live street art gallery and we want to show it off to the world! Beautiful, inspiring and provocative street murals are popping up everywhere and what better way to show our appreciation for them than to gather with locals who love Lexington just as much as we do? Join us to celebrate National Tourism Week and to help spread the Lexington love on social media using #ShareTheLex. We will be meeting at the Lexington Visitors Center, 401 West Main Street, located between Tony’s and Pies and Pints. More details: HERE. Over the past week or so, I’ve share my series of “Street Art and Murals of Lexington, Kentucky and featured over 60 murals, which you can check out: HERE.
  • 11am: POPS Resale 22nd Birthday Bash (shopping): Ready yourself for mirth and merriment! POPS Resale celebrates 22 years! Birthday cake, pizza and cookies (free, of course!) while they last! Specials. Drawings for free stuff. Just our way of saying thank you to central KY for supporting us lo these many years: WE COULD NOT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU!
  • 11am: Mother’s Day Pop Up at The Summit at Fritz Farm (party): We’re partying on The Green! Celebrate mom with a flower pop up shop by Whole Foods Market and a live radio remote My Mix 94.5! Enjoy shoptimum ~ Spend $250 across 3 stores or restaurants & receive a gift card! We’ll see yall Saturday on The Green for music, corn hole, sips & sweets!
  • 11am: Wolf Selfies at Most Valuable Pets (cause): WOLF SELFIES this Saturday at Most Valuable Pets! Nayeli will be there for pictures! Wolf Run will be at Most Valuable Pets on Saturday, May 12th from 11-4PM and Nayeli will be there for “WOLF SELFIES! There’s so much going on and it’s the place to be with your family this Saturday! I did this back in February! You can see my picture: HERE.
  • 11am: 17th ANNUAL HAMSTER DERBY! at Most Valuable Pets (party): It’s almost post time! Make sure you are training for Most Valuable Pet’s 17th annual Hamster Derby! Our 2018 theme is POOL PARTY! Be sure to dress in your best Pool Party attire to be entered in our Costume Contest! More details: HERE.
  • 11am: Walking Tour with the Curator at The Arboretum (outdoors): Starting Saturday, May 5, we are excited to begin our all-new, monthly tour series, Walking Tour with the Curator! Led by Arboretum Curator and Native Plants Collection Manager Emily Ellingson, these tours will take place from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. the first Saturday of every month throughout the summer. More details: HERE
  • 11am: Big Green Egg Basic 101 Class at Housewarmings (class/workshop/food): It’s time to get outside for the Ultimate Cooking Experience! Whether you are a Beginner or just 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. You will learn all about the basic accessories, why you would want to use them and how you would use them. Including how to: Grill, Bake, Smoke, AND cook Vegetables – ALL on the Big Green Egg. More details: HERE.
  • 12pm: Brews & Blooms Mother’s Day Flower Pop-up at Mirror Twin Brewing (crafts): This Mother’s Day weekend, stop by our flower pop-up at Mirror Twin, where you can relax, grab a beer, and get those last minute Mother’s Day flowers you forgot to order. We’ll have several designs to choose from. Cheers!
  • 12pm: Handstand Workshop at YOGA at The Massage Center (health/fitness/wellness): This fun filled workshop is designed to demystify handstand and inversions. During our 2 hour session we will breakdown the key elements required to safely and efficiently invert your body. Topics include (and are not limited to) core strength, alignment and flexibility. Never flipped upside down? No problem! The only prerequisite is a willingness to try! Bring your mat, water and come prepared for a great time!
  • 12pm: Mom’s Mini Craft Fair at Mirror Twin Brewing (art/crafts/shopping): Come celebrate all the moms out there with our Mom’s Mini Craft Fair May 12th from 12-4pm. We will have booths set up from various craft shops from the area along with MOM-osas! Rolling oven will also give out a free cheese stick to any mom that will share an embarrassing story about her kid in front of them… so lets hear the good ones! More details: HERE.
  • 1pm: The ABCs of Culinary Gardening with Sara Gasbarra at Headley-Whitney Museum of Art (outdoors): Sara Gasbarra, of Verdura Culinary Garden Design, will discuss “The ABCs of Culinary Gardening: Creating a Home Garden with the Mindset of a Chef.” The lecture is $25/person and includes admission to Garden Affair.
  • 1:30pm: Creatures That Call Your Garden Home at McConnell Springs Park (outdoors): Besides birds, do you know what other creatures inhabit your garden and why? There’s a whole community of wildlife in your yard. Underfoot in your soil, overhead in your treetops, or nestled deep in your foliage live animals that escape your notice unless you pay close attention. Learn about the relationships gardens have with valuable native wildlife and find inspiration for living in harmony with them. Following the presentation, the audience of all ages will be encouraged to join a hands-on activity to learn about our wild community’s interconnected food web.
  • 2pm: Designing Your Home Yoga Practice at Centered (health/fitness/wellness): Are you interested in expanding your yoga practice? Do you want to do yoga at home but are unsure where to start? We’ll discuss how to remove the obstacles that may be standing in your way, such as setting up an inviting space in your home, finding the time, and what to do once you’re on your mat. We’ll explore asana (poses), meditation, and breath. If you’re ready to take your practice home, this workshop is for you! Register ahead of time to reserve your spot.
  • 2pm: West Sixth Brewing Tour and Tasting (alcohol/free): We offer FREE hour long tours of our brewery and production system on Saturdays at 2pm and 4pm and Sundays at 2pm. Register HERE up to 2 hours before the tour, or at the tap room after that. Right now, tours include samples of our flagship beers, and an opportunity to learn about West Sixth Brewing and the brewing process in general. Tours are free, and they’re usually run by one of the owners of the brewery, or one of our long-term employees. (Recurring).
  • 3pm: Five Kentucky Gardens at Headley-Whitney Museum (outdoors): Joseph Hillenmeyer will discuss five Kentucky gardens. This lecture is included in general admission to Garden Affair which is $10/person.
  • 3pm: 2018 Southland Street Fair at Southland Drive (shopping): JOIN Us and other local businesses for FREE FUN day on Southland Drive! Family friendly activities, local food and retail vendor, LIVE music, and biking demonstrations.
  • 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: Celebrate Mother’s Day! Pick Your Project at Board and Brush Lexington (art/crafts/workshop/class): Come and make a beautiful wooden sign for your home! Pick any sign from our gallery of over 200+ designs and we personalize it with your name, dates, etc. Enjoy a variety of alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages and listen to an incredibly fun playlist while you’re building your boards! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Garden Affair at Headley-Whitney Museum of Art (outdoors/workshop): Our second annual “Garden Affair” begins with a preview party on Thursday night and runs through the weekend with lectures, vendors, food trucks, workshops and children’s activities.
  • 7pm: Trivia Night at Good Foods (games): Join us Saturday nights in our cafe as we host a battle of the brains. Bring your team, enjoy some food and grab a beer for this family-friendly trivia night where the winners take home the glory AND the swag. (Recurring Saturdays)
  • 7:15pm: Jon Reep at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): You know Jon Reep. Winner of “Last Comic Standing” season 5, the pot smoking farmer from “Harold and Kumar 2”, NASCAR champion from “Eastbound & Down” on HBO, Dodge Truck’s HEMI guy, plus many comedy specials. Currently he can be seen on Netflix on “Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo.” Tickets available: HERE. (Also, on May 12 at 9:45pm and May 13 at 7:15pm).
  • 8pm: Hank Tank at Elkorn Tavern (music): Join us this Saturday for great food , drinks and service.. oh and some acoustic footstomping honky tonk !!
  • 8pm: Matter at Rock House Brewing (music): We are heckin excited to welcome Matter to the Rock House Brewery in Lexington, KY on Saturday, May 12!! We are working hard to bring you a night of great music, art, community, and beer! More details: 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).
  • 9:45pm: Jon Reep at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): You know Jon Reep. Winner of “Last Comic Standing” season 5, the pot smoking farmer from “Harold and Kumar 2”, NASCAR champion from “Eastbound & Down” on HBO, Dodge Truck’s HEMI guy, plus many comedy specials. Currently he can be seen on Netflix on “Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo.” Tickets available: HERE(Also, on May 13 at 7:15pm).

 

Sunday, May 13, 2018 – Lexington Craft Beer Week / Mother’s Day

  • 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: Mother’s Day Brunch at Daily Offerings Coffee Roastery (food): Our Malabu Dr. location is offering a Mother’s Day Brunch and BIG Giveaway prize.. Your choice of Eggs Benedict or Strawberry Brioche French Toast and a Latte or Coffee. Price $16. By Joining out Brunch you get to put your name in TWICE for the BIG Giveaway. TO BUY TICKETS BEFORE HAND email info@dailyofferingscoffee.com
  • 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).
  • 6:30pm: Garden Affair at Headley-Whitney Museum of Art (outdoors/workshop): Our second annual “Garden Affair” begins with a preview party on Thursday night and runs through the weekend with lectures, vendors, food trucks, workshops and children’s activities.
  • 7pm: Crumzz Trivia Night at Crumzz (games): Trivia Night every Sunday! 7pm-9pm and 9pm-11pm if there is enough teams for a second round. Every week a different category! April 15th is Harry Potter! April 22nd is The OFFICE! APRIL 29th is Breaking Bad! May 6th is Walking Dead! May 13th is Friends Trivia! May 20th is Law and Order. May 27th is Simpsons! There is a prize every week! (Recurring Sundays until May 27).
  • 7:15pm: Jon Reep at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): You know Jon Reep. Winner of “Last Comic Standing” season 5, the pot smoking farmer from “Harold and Kumar 2”, NASCAR champion from “Eastbound & Down” on HBO, Dodge Truck’s HEMI guy, plus many comedy specials. Currently he can be seen on Netflix on “Brad Paisley’s Comedy Rodeo.” 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, May 14, 2018 – Lexington Craft Beer Week

  • 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).
  • 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)
  • 6pm: Middle Fork Kitchen Bar + Ethereal Brewing Beer Dinner (food/alcohol): Ethereal Brewing is teaming up with Middle Fork Kitchen Bar to present a ticketed 4-course beer dinner. Enjoy Middle Fork’s nationally-recognized cuisine paired with some of your favorite Ethereal beers. The cost of each ticket will be $70, which includes tax, gratuity, and reservation fee. The menu will be available closer to the event. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6pm: Star Wars Trivia with Ticket Giveaway at The Casual Pint (games): On Monday, May 14th, we’ll have Star Wars themed trivia at the Pint! Free to play, and prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Best Team Name! The winner of tonight’s game will also receive two tickets to see “Solo: A Star Wars Story” here in Lex!
  • 6pm: Life is a Cycle Lexington at Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes (health/fitness): Life is a Cycle is the outdoor fitness event where you can learn how and where to bike for transportation in Lexington. Join us for an 8.2-mile slow ride on Monday, May 14 at 6:00 PM starting at Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes to learn about bike commuting in Lexington. Registration is $10 and all riders get a gift bag! Life is a Cycle Lexington is brought to you by the City of Lexington and My City Bikes. More details and you can register: HERE.
  • 6pm: Louis Garden Talks Presents: Keeping Bugs at Bay at Louis Power Flower Shop (outdoors): This is always a favorite. This class will cover all you need to know on plants that will help keep annoying bugs away. We will cover the dos and don’ts along with the appropriate plants to use. We will discuss the different variety of herbs and insect repelling annuals and how to use them to our advantage this season. I will be demonstrating the planting of a patio planter during the class, which will then be given away at the end. 60 min class. Refreshments provided.
  • 6:30pm: Insta Pot 101 at The Livery (class/workshop): Not to worry, cause we have partnered with the talented Chef Michele Dunn, with Dunn In The Kitchen for an Instant Pot 101 Class at the magical & innovative Chef Space! In this class, we’re going to demystify the magical Instant Pot and show you just how useful your new multi-cooker can be. She will cover all of her tips, tricks and favorite meals to be used with an Instant Pot. Students will also have the opportunity to taste test cooked meals! 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 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: Yoga & Beer at Rock House Brewing (health/fitness/alcohol): Come out and help us welcome the return of yoga with Max, Monday the 14th at 7 PM. Gather on our lawn for a relaxing, rejuvenating session, and stay afterwards to enjoy a pint with us.
  • 7pm: WoodSongs Presents: Glen Phillips and MIPSO at the Lyric Theater & Cultural Arts Center (music): Live music! More details: HERE and tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: J. Render’s Cider Paired Dinner at Pivot Brewing (food/alcohol): Cider and BBQ are friends. Come celebrate this beautiful friendship at J. Renders’ Cider Paired Dinner featuring Pivot Brewing cider. Your tastebuds will commend you. Cost is $45/guest and reservations are required. Call 859-533-9777 to reserve your spot. The Trippin’ Roots will be playing from 7-10.
  • 7:30pm: Trivia Night at Mr. Brew’s Taphouse (games): Gift cards for top three teams! Nobody likes Mondays…unless they are full of beer, friends and trivia! (Recurring Mondays).
  • 8pm: Mindfulness Meditation at Centered (health/wellness/free): The Brick Sit House is a welcoming meditation community open to everyone. We’re dedicated to providing Lexington with a warm, secular environment in which to pursue modern mindfulness. What is modern mindfulness? After all, the word “mindfulness” is ubiquitous these days, promising everything from less stress to sexier abs and maybe even teleportation. We define mindfulness as concentration power, sensory clarity, and equanimity all working together. More information: HERE(Recurring Mondays). 

 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 – Lexington Craft Beer Week

  • 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).
  • 12pm: Lunch & Learn: Nutrition at Nathaniel Mission (class/workshop): On the third Tuesday of the month join us for Lunch & Learn. The UK Fayette County Extension Office will share about healthy eating and Glean will highlight produce that can be found in the Market!
  • 2pm: Tea Tuesday at Waveland (food): Looking for something fun, unique and different to do with a friend or a group? Waveland State Historic site is serving tea every Tuesday! Tea is served at 2 p.m. in the mansion on fine china. All teas include a program, savory food, not to mention the delicious tea served by period dressed interpreters. Once you are finished with the tea enjoy a tour of the Waveland Mansion. A unique one-of-a-kind experience! Reservations are required. More details: HERE(Recurring)
  • 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).
  • 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: Semi Charmed Mic! at Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes (comedy): Do you enjoy laughter? Of you do! So come on down to the very chill and lovely Broomwagon and enjoy some local comedy. Gotta support the arts, y’all Or perhaps you think you got some jokes! Well it’s an open mic buddy. Get your butt up there and make us laugh! Each comic will get 5-7 minutes (possibly longer depending on how full the list is) and al you gotta do is show up, sign up and then go up! (Also, on May 22 at 7pm).
  • 8:30pm: Luna Moon Flow at Wildfire Yoga (health/fitness/wellness): Chandra Namaska, also known as Moon Flow, is a grounding Vinyasa yoga practice intended to help the body and mind settle into stillness.
  • 8:30pm: Elizabeth Cook at The Burl (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.

 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 – Lexington Craft Beer Week

  • 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).
  • 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).
  • 4pm: Farmer’s Market at The Summit at Fritz Farm – near Honeywood (food): Lettuce turnip the beet. Join us in partnership with the Lexington Farmers Market for food and fun! Every Wednesday evening from 4 – 7pm we will host the Lexington Farmer’s Market outside of Honeywood. Support local as you nosh on samples, enjoy live music, and sip & stroll with a craft cocktail or cold brew! (Recurring until September 26 – every Wednesday)
  • 5pm: Deconstructed Prairie Bomb Tapping at The Casual Print (alcohol): On Wednesday, May 16th, we’ll be tapping all 4 of Prairie’s Deconstructed Bombs at 5pm. Though Bomb is typically brewed with 4 ingredients (Cocoa, Coffee, Vanilla, and Chili Peppers), each of these four beers isolates each of those ingredients into its own beer. Come get a flight of all four to compare and contrast, or mix and match any of them in a 10oz glass!
  • 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: French Paper | Road to 150 Exhibition at Kentucky For Kentucky (art/shopping): The Road to 150 Tour is coming to Lexington on May 16th, loaded with almost 150 years of history, design, print, and of course paper. Brian French will speak on all things French Paper at 6:30 followed by an exhibit of over 100 promotional items from FPC’s past. You won’t want to miss this one night event!
  • 6pm: Arnold Farr at Lynagh’s Irish Pub (music): Come out and listen to some great music while having some great food.
  • 6pm: Will Run for Wine at SALA Studio (health/fitness/wellness): Join us for a run through downtown Lex and Chevy Chase! All paces welcome….no one is left behind. We will find a patio (weather permitting) to rehydrate following the ~3 mile route. Bring a friend!
  • 6pm: CHEW Dinner Series at Limestone Hall (food): The CHEW farm-to-table series is a two part series featuring Kentucky producers, products, and the people who make it tasty. When you come to a CHEW event you aren’t just buying a ticket. You are supporting local farms, local chefs, and local distributors or producers. You are learning about new happenings in our community, sharing cocktails with friends and making new ones. You are trying unique dishes that you can’t easily find (or easy dishes with a FUN twist) – and you’re dining personally with some of the best Chef’s in Lexington. When you come to CHEW, we want you to feel as if you are dining in our home.
  • 6:30pm: Basic Herb Gardening at The Livery (class/workshop): Come learn how to make and take care of your very fresh herbs. During this section you will learn all about gardening your very own herbs. Emily will share information on how to keep your plants a live and healthy! The second half will be dedicated to getting your hands in the dirt! You will be transferring your herbs in to planters. We will cover everything from potting, soil, best environments, leaf dropping, discoloration and more! 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).
  • 9pm: Cop Circles, Joe Clark, Dr. Paul & Club Room $ervice at Best Friend Bar (music): Live music!

 

Thursday, May 17, 2018 – Thursday Night Live / Lexington Craft Beer Week

  • 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).
  • 4:30pm: Donut Bites and Cider Flights at Pivot Brewing (alcohol/food): Join us and North Lime Coffee & Donuts – Limestone for a cider pairing! Your flight includes four unique donut holes and four small-pours of cider. You won’t want to miss these sweet treats. There will be three seatings for this event each lasting one hour (4:30, 6:00, 7:30). Tickets are only $8! Details: HERE and tickets available: HERE.
  • 5pm: Central Bank Thursday Night Live – Downtown (party): Join us at 5:00 PM on May 17 as we enjoy live music from Honeychild, food truck vendors — and beer! All tips earned from beer purchases go directly to the Council’s Volunteer Services Programs and will help us continue our mission to prevent, reduce and eliminate poverty.
  • 5:30pm: Annual Tomato Class at West Sixth Brewing (class/workshop): Join us at West Sixth Brewing for the annual tomato class event led by Fayette County Cooperative Extension Agent for Horticulture, Jamie Dockery. All attendees will receive a free tomato plant starter to take home and hone their gardening skills! Beginners and experienced welcome. Be sure to register with Fayette Co. Extension through email or phone: debra.weller@uky.edu or 859-257-5582.
  • 5:30pm: Country Boy Beer Dinner at OBC Kitchen (food/alcohol): Bringing you a local collaboration of Country Boy Brews and OBC’s chef-driven plates. The Country Boy Beer Dinner will feature four savory courses along with five craft beers. View the menu and get your tickets: HERE.
  • 6pm: Donut Bites and Cider Flights at Pivot Brewing (alcohol/food): Join us and North Lime Coffee & Donuts – Limestone for a cider pairing! Your flight includes four unique donut holes and four small-pours of cider. You won’t want to miss these sweet treats. There will be three seatings for this event each lasting one hour (4:30, 6:00, 7:30). Tickets are only $8! Details: HERE and tickets available: HERE.
  • 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).
  • 6:30pm: Bear in the Woods Drawing (art/crafts/workshop): In this 2-hour beginner class you will master classic drawing techniques with step-by-step instructions demonstrated by your certified Grumbacher instructor to create this loving bear in the woods drawing. Class fee is $15. Details: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Hadassah Yoga at Pivot Brewing (health/fitness/wellness): Please come to our Hadassah Yoga and Beer (or cider) club to stretch, socialize and learn more about Hadassah! The first one will be on Thursday, May 17 at 6:30 at Pivot Brewing. It is $9 which includes yoga and a drink – subsidized by the Janice Newman Fund. To RSVP contact Mimi Kaufman at m.kaufman1@twc.com and/or comment on this thread to let us know you want to participate!
  • 6:30pm: Balance & Brews at Pivot Brewing (health/fitness/alcohol): Sunsets, patios, ciders, beers, and yoga. We’ve got the perfect Thursday evening to send you into the weekend blissed out. Join us outside for class (weather permitting, and if not, inside the amazing brewery) for some poses and then afterwards for some delicious pressed beverages! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Thirsty Thursday! Pick Your Project at Board and Brush Lexington (art/crafts/class/workshop): 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! 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: Philip Dunn & The Satellites – Live at bd’s Mongolian Grill (music): This is going to be so fun! Come out to BD’s for dinner, drinks and great music!
  • 7:15pm: Preacher Lawson at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): In 2015 Preacher won the title of Funniest Comedian In Florida, in 2016 he was crowned the winner of the Seattle International Comedy Competition. He’s continued the wave of momentum on into 2017 and he’s on quite a roll this year so far – having made his television debut on NBC’s “Last Call with Carson Daly” followed by an appearance on Comedy Dynamic’s “Coming To The Stage” soon after. He is also currently making a big splash on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” which recently beat the MLB All-Star game in ratings! Tickets available: HERE(Also, on May 18 at 7:15pm & 9:45pm and May 19 at 7:15pm & 9:45pm).
  • 7:30pm: Donut Bites and Cider Flights at Pivot Brewing (alcohol/food): Join us and North Lime Coffee & Donuts – Limestone for a cider pairing! Your flight includes four unique donut holes and four small-pours of cider. You won’t want to miss these sweet treats. There will be three seatings for this event each lasting one hour (4:30, 6:00, 7:30). Tickets are only $8! Details: HERE and tickets available: HERE
  • 8:30pm: Kyle Keller / Eric Bolander / Chase Crawford at Willie’s Locally Known (music): Live music!
  • 9pm: Indigo Storm, Trauma Illinois, Manic Method at Al’s Bar (music): Live music!

Don’t forget!! May is Bike Month in Lexington. For local events and rides, visit the bike community & shop pages in Lexington:

 

Have a good week, and be sure to share this post, so the word can get out about what’s going in Lexington this week!

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