Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week of May 31-June 7, 2018

We've made it through another month!! I've put together a list of events for the upcoming week, so you can be entertained. However, this time, I've handpicked the events and included the ones that I think everyone would enjoy the most! #sharethelex #travelky #visitlex #lexingtonky #kentucky #shoplocal #spring #summer #thingstodo #event

We’ve made it through another month!! I’ve put together a list of events for the upcoming week, so you can be entertained. However, this time, I’ve handpicked the events and included the ones that I think everyone would enjoy the most!

If I’ve missed any, just let me know and I’ll be sure to add them!

Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week of May 31-June 7, 2018:

Thursday, May 31, 2018

  • 11am: J. Render’s 2nd Anniversary at J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar (food): J. Render’s is another year older. And, what a year it has been thanks to all of you! So many great events and we have loved every minute of it. Beer Dinner, Bluegrass, Live Music, Bourbon Dinner, Smoked Prime Rib, All American Cocktail Dinner, Big Bad BBQ Brawl with Shannon Ambrosio , Dine to Donates, Valentine’s Dinner, Beach Bash, Italian Wine Dinner, Tap Takeovers, Smokehouse Brunch, not to mention some really fun nights with great music, food and friends.
  • 1pm: Ice Cream Social at Crank and Boom – Distillery District (food): The month of May is Community Action Month and we have had a blast! Join us as we wrap up our month long celebration with an ice cream social at Crank & Boom Craft Ice Cream at 1210 Manchester Street. The first 55 guest will receive a special free treat!
  • 5pm: Thursday Night Live at Cheapside Pavilion (party/outdoors): Central Bank Thursday Night Live is back with another season of live music in the heart of downtown Lexington with Lauren Mink! Concessions Vendors: Country Boy Brewing, Kentucky Ale, West Sixth Brewing, Bluegrass Kettle Masters, Goodfellas Pizzeria, HogFathers BBQ and Catering, and Steel City Pops (Recurring Thursdays).
  • 6pm: The 2018 Seton Country Fair at 1730 Summerhill Drive (outdoors/kid friendly): There will be carnival rides, casino games, pony rides, a petting zoo, and much more! More details: HERE(Also, on June 1 at 6pm, June 2 at 4pm, and June 3 at 12pm).
  • 6pm: Wine Class: Pinot Gris & Pinot Grigio at wine + market (alcohol/class/workshop): ’Tis the season for refreshing summer whites, and we’re kicking it off with a Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris primer! (Sneak peak: they are the same grape – one is named in Italian and the other is named in French). RSVP only: 225.0755. $20/person. $5 optional paired cheese plate.
  • 6pm: Summer Cider Cinema Series at Pivot Brewing (movies/kid friendly): Come celebrate summer, cinema, and cider with Wine & Pop-Tarts and Pivot Brewing. We have an incredible line-up of double features that we’ll be playing on the big screen in our event space. The first film is kid-friendly, the second… probably not as much. Come enjoy food trucks, snacks, fun surprises and great movies. Tonight, the movies are: Holes and then Tremors (Next Summer Cider Cinema Series will be on June 7).
  • 7pm: Bark in the Park at Whitaker Bank Ball Park (outdoors/sports/pets): Bring your family and friends (and pups too!) to Kentucky Ale #ThirstyThursday and Pepsi in the 859 #BarkinthePark at Whitaker Bank Ballpark! (Recurring Thursdays – next one is on June 14).
  • 7:15pm: Bill Bellamy at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): In between acting in and hosting shows, Bill decided return to his first love – stand-up comedy! Bellamy debuted his third Showtime comedy special, LADIES NIGHT OUT in February 2013. The nation-wide tour with the same name currently continues throughout the US. Both the special and the tour feature additional material by comedians Ali Siddiq, J. Reid and D’Lai. Tickets available: HERE (Also, on Friday, June 1 at 7:15pm & 9:45pm, Saturday, June 2 at 7:15pm & 9:45pm, and Sunday, June 3 at 7:15pm).

 

Friday, June 1, 2018

  • 5pm: The Market 301 at Limestone Hall (shopping): The Market 301 is hosting a two-day summer event at Limestone Hall (downtown, in the newly remodeled Court House). More details: HERE(Also, on Saturday, June 2 at 10am).
  • 6pm: The 2018 Seton Country Fair at 1730 Summerhill Drive (outdoors/kid friendly): There will be carnival rides, casino games, pony rides, a petting zoo, and much more! More details: HERE(Also, on June 2 at 4pm, and June 3 at 12pm).
  • 6pm: Taste of Beaumont “Summer Nights in Suburbia” Kick-off at Moondance Amphitheater (outdoors/art/kid friendly): Schools out and summers finally here! Please join us for a very special kick off at Moondance Amphitheater, Friday, June 1. Opening night festivities include extended hours from 6-9:30, in addition to children’s activities and a “Taste of Beaumont” with several vendors and restaurants from the Beaumont area and lots of activities sponsored by the YMCA and the Public Library! Live music provided by Greg Schaber and C the Beat.
  • 7:15pm: Bill Bellamy at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): In between acting in and hosting shows, Bill decided return to his first love – stand-up comedy! Bellamy debuted his third Showtime comedy special, LADIES NIGHT OUT in February 2013. The nation-wide tour with the same name currently continues throughout the US. Both the special and the tour feature additional material by comedians Ali Siddiq, J. Reid and D’Lai. Tickets available: HERE (Also, on Friday, June 1 at 7:15pm & 9:45pm, Saturday, June 2 at 7:15pm & 9:45pm, and Sunday, June 3 at 7:15pm).
  • 9:45pm: Bill Bellamy at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): In between acting in and hosting shows, Bill decided return to his first love – stand-up comedy! Bellamy debuted his third Showtime comedy special, LADIES NIGHT OUT in February 2013. The nation-wide tour with the same name currently continues throughout the US. Both the special and the tour feature additional material by comedians Ali Siddiq, J. Reid and D’Lai. Tickets available: HERE (Also, on Saturday, June 2 at 7:15pm & 9:45pm, and Sunday, June 3 at 7:15pm).

 

Saturday, June 2, 2018

  • 8:30am: Pedaling for a Purpose at West Sixth Brewing (outdoors/health/fitness/wellness/cause): The Bluegrass Cycling Club and West 6th have agreed to co-sponsor Pedaling for a Purpose again for 2018. Today we will be riding for the KYMBA kids clinic. Education Session 8:30 am – 9:15 am – Denile Hill from Scheller’s will be our presenter. Her topic is “Have Bike, Will Travel” . We are starting early so anyone who wants to can also attend Bike Lexington, which kicks off at 10 am. Bike Lexington Miles will count for Pedaling for a Purpose if you come back to West 6th and sign in when you’re done. We will also offer our usual full range of group rides from West 6th. More details: HERE.
  • 10am: The Market 301 at Limestone Hall (shopping): The Market 301 is hosting a two-day summer event at Limestone Hall (downtown, in the newly remodeled Court House). More details: HERE.
  • 10am: 3rd Annual Totally Tubular Tube-A-Thon at 249 Strohhmeier Road, Frankfort, Kentucky (outdoors): HEY KENTUCKY! We’ve set the date for Kentucky for Kentucky’s 3rd annual Totally Tubular Tube-A-Thon – June 2nd 2018! Grab all your friends and meet us at Still Waters Campground near Frankfort, KY for a legendary day and evening packed with Kentucky-bred live music, food, drinks, and fun on the water. The campground is perfectly situated along a horseshoe bend in the creek, allowing for lap after lap of awesome tubing action along a beautiful, mellow section of the Elkhorn. Some tickets are sold out, but for some options, there are tickets available. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 10am: Barre With Art at 21c Museum Hotel (fitness/health/wellness): S T R E T C H your horizons at 21c Museum Hotel Lexington’s weekly Saturday bare series. Flex those creative muscles as you work through a variety of barre poses in our contemporary art-filled spaces, then hit the bar at Lockbox for a mimosa. Sessions are just $10 at the door and are led by certified barre instructors from Elle Fitness featuring ElleBARRE. Class is 21+; Price includes mimosa. BYOM (bring your own mat) + cash only (Recurring Saturdays).
  • 10am: Sup Basics at Proud Mary BBQ (outdoors): Join us every Saturday morning in June and July for our Sup Basics Class. We will spend 1 hour discussing equipment, proper launching and board exit technique, strokes, water safety and get you on the water for some valuable practice time. You get 1 hour of instruction some photos to document your sup journey and then 1 hour to practice. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 4pm: The 2018 Seton Country Fair at 1730 Summerhill Drive (outdoors/kid friendly): There will be carnival rides, casino games, pony rides, a petting zoo, and much more! More details: HERE(Also, June 3 at 12pm).
  • 5pm: Vegan Pop Up at West Sixth Brewing (food): We will be at West Sixth Brewing with our vegan delights on June 2nd. Making pakora (veggie fries) that pairs perfectly with West Sixth local beer. It comes with our homemade signature tomato sauce. Fresh pakoras out of the stove tastes the best so you don’t want to miss this!
  • 6:30pm: 2nd Annual Commonwealth Bash at The Livery (cause/party): Join us for a wonderful evening in support of the Lexington History Museum as they work toward moving into their new space at the Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center. We will have live music by David Napier from Driftwood Gypsy, works for sale by local artist Enrique Gonzalez and Jerielle Hanlon, a bourbon-themed, framed print by Chris Harstfield, a barrel demonstration by Independent Stave Company from Lebanon Kentucky, as well as booths from Ale-8-OneBourbon Barrel Guitar CompanyBourbon BonbonsJake’s Cigar BarThe Wills GalleryWUKYWine+Market, participating distilleries with samples, bourbon related decor and more. Six local restaurants will each partner with a distillery to pair a small plate with a signature cocktail. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7:15pm: Bill Bellamy at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): In between acting in and hosting shows, Bill decided return to his first love – stand-up comedy! Bellamy debuted his third Showtime comedy special, LADIES NIGHT OUT in February 2013. The nation-wide tour with the same name currently continues throughout the US. Both the special and the tour feature additional material by comedians Ali Siddiq, J. Reid and D’Lai. Tickets available: HERE (Also, on Friday, June 1 at 7:15pm & 9:45pm, Saturday, June 2 at 7:15pm & 9:45pm, and Sunday, June 3 at 7:15pm).
  • 9:45pm: Bill Bellamy at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): In between acting in and hosting shows, Bill decided return to his first love – stand-up comedy! Bellamy debuted his third Showtime comedy special, LADIES NIGHT OUT in February 2013. The nation-wide tour with the same name currently continues throughout the US. Both the special and the tour feature additional material by comedians Ali Siddiq, J. Reid and D’Lai. Tickets available: HERE (Also, on Sunday, June 3 at 7:15pm).

 

Sunday, June 3, 2018

  • 10am: Hangover House at Blue Stallion Brewing Company (alcohol/food): Join us in treating ourselves to a slow Sunday with a Waffle House catered brunch to go alongside our Maple Lurker Russian Imperial Stout! Ticket price includes a trip to the waffle bar, custom event snifter glass to take home, and, of course, a Maple Lurker draft.
  • 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).
  • 11am: Balance & Brews at Mirror Twin Brewing (fitness/health/wellness): You’ve heard of Netflix and chill, but this is our version for summer Sundays. Trey will be teaching this time around and he has your perfect weekend flow and you know Mirror Twin has got you covered with amazing post practice beers. And of course, breakfast pizzas from Rolling Oven. What more could you want in a weekend? Tickets available: HERE.
  • 12pm: The 2018 Seton Country Fair at 1730 Summerhill Drive (outdoors/kid friendly): There will be carnival rides, casino games, pony rides, a petting zoo, and much more! More details: HERE.
  • 12pm: Clean the Creek at Ethereal Brewing (cause): Join us at noon on June 3rd for our annual Clean the Creek event! All of those who participate will receive a free slice of pizza and an Ethereal beer.
  • 2pm: GCT Mirror Twin Pint Glass Painting Class at Mirror Twin Brewing (art/crafts/kid friendly): What’s your favorite way to celebrate Summer? Whether it’s a beautiful beach vacation or fireworks on the 4th of July, we hope it’s also with a pint of beer! Register today and learn how to paint your perfect Summer Pint Glass with us! More details: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Skate Skills & Derby Drills with Dollhouse Derby at The Bread Box (sports): Dollhouse Derby are excited to offer a new program! Skate Skills & Derby Drills will be a two hour skate session of roller skating skills and drills geared towards roller derby training. More details: HERE(Recurring monthly).
  • 7:15pm: Bill Bellamy at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): In between acting in and hosting shows, Bill decided return to his first love – stand-up comedy! Bellamy debuted his third Showtime comedy special, LADIES NIGHT OUT in February 2013. The nation-wide tour with the same name currently continues throughout the US. Both the special and the tour feature additional material by comedians Ali Siddiq, J. Reid and D’Lai. Tickets available: HERE.

 

Monday, June 4, 2018

  • 11am: Side-by-Side Makers: Make Your Own Butter at Lexington Public Library – Eastside Branch (workshop/class): Try your hand at a century-old skill: making butter! Make your own butter and enjoy on a slice of bread while enjoying an episode of a relaxing cooking program. Registration required. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6pm: Stouts for Snouts at Blue Stallion Brewing Company (cause): Come support your favorite long-nosed pups at Blue Stallion Brewing in Lexington on Monday, June 4. 10% of taproom sales will be donated to us as part of their Mission Monday program.
  • 7pm: The Office Themed Trivia! at Ethereal Brewing (games): The Office Themed Trivia… some delectable beer… and cash prizes… YES PLEASE! Join us and prove you know everything about The Office!

 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

  • 11:30am: Reel Delicious Family Films at Lexington Public Library – downtown location (kid friendly): Tuesdays are taco Tuesdays and Thursdays are sweet. Grab a bite beginning at 11:30 a.m. from a favorite food truck in Phoenix Park, then beat the heat with a family movie in the library’s Farish Theater starting at 1 p.m. (Recurring).
  • 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.
  • 6:30pm: Hand Lettering 101 at Lexington Public Library – downtown location (art/crafts/class/workshop): Learn basic calligraphy & hand-lettering technique with local artist Jaqueline Benson, of Lexington Design Co.. For teens and adults. Materials provided. Space is limited so registration is required! Sign up on our website 2 weeks before each event date. Tickets available: HERE(Recurring).
  • 7pm: Free Yoga at The Burl – live piano (health/fitness/wellness): Come get centered with Happy Hour Yoga at The Burl.
  • 7:15pm: Open Mic at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Another fantastic open mic at COB. Come on out and join hosts Scott Wilson and Lee Cruse introduce the latest set of local comics in the area. It is always a ton of fun, the drinks are done right, and it is at one of Americas top 5 comedy clubs. So come on out and join us!! Tickets available: HERE

 

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

  • 4pm: Farmer’s Market at The Summit at Fritz Farm (outdoors/shopping): Lettuce turnip the beet. Join us in partnership with the Lexington Farmers Market for food and fun! Every Wednesday evening from 4 – 7 pm 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 Wednesdays).
  • 6:30pm: Kids Art for Good: Canvas Painting Class at Crank and Boom Craft Ice Cream – Distillery District (art/crafts/kid friendly): Hosted by On The Move Art Studio, kids will be guided in a step-by-step painting lesson to complete a fun painting on a stretched canvas board to take home to cherish forever! $15 per child which includes canvas, paint, smock, painting supplies, guided lesson, ice cream scoop from Crank & Boom, and one-on-one instruction by Nancy Zilliox Hall, highly acclaimed Kentucky artist, owner of NZ Art, by Nancy Zilliox Hall and owner of Zillue Designs. All proceeds from this class benefit On The Move Art Studio, a nonprofit mobile art room that travels to low-income neighborhoods to host free arts classes for kids. Limited to the first 25 children who sign up, ideal age range is 7 years and older. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8:30pm: Cider, Beer & Comedy June Show at Pivot Brewing (alcohol/comedy): The June show of the Cider, Beer and Comedy series at Pivot Brewing is headlined by the very tall and very witty Tyler Gooch in what might be his final Lexington comedy appearance for a while as he is moving west in search of sunshine and dysentery. Also features Ken Fletcher, Josh Gibson, Jacob Redwine, and Cincinatti’s Austen Craig. Triple hosted by William Johns, Lee Blevins and Tony Manuel.

 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

  • 11:30am: Reel Delicious Family Films at Lexington Public Library – downtown location (kid friendly): Tuesdays are taco Tuesdays and Thursdays are sweet. Grab a bite beginning at 11:30 a.m. from a favorite food truck in Phoenix Park, then beat the heat with a family movie in the library’s Farish Theater starting at 1 p.m. (Recurring).
  • 6pm: Discovery Night: Inside/Outside Art Night at The Living Arts & Science Center (art/kid friendly): This art adventure is over the top! Design, construct, plan, and create large scale artwork both inside and out. Bring friends and family to collaborate on a giant street mural, sculptures out of unusual materials, fantastic art flags, giant weavings, colorful rock painting, yarn wrapping and more. Let your creativity shine with solar-powered art on the lawn and glow-in-the-dark art in the planetarium. Experiment with the art of music in the Glo gallery with Lexington Philharmonic’s Instrument Petting Zoo. FREE event ($2 per person suggested donation).
  • 6pm: Rock House & Broomwagon Bikes & Brews at Rock House Brewing (fitness/health/wellness): Come join us for the start of our social biking club. This will be a weekly event. Meet us at the brewery where Broomwagon will give a quick talk on urban biking safety. All skill levels and paces welcome. Afterwards meet back at Rock House for a beer and more (Recurring).
  • 6:30pm: Flamingo (Painting) at Michael’s – Hamburg (art/crafts/class/workshop): In this 2-hour beginner class you will master classic painting techniques with step-by-step instructions demonstrated by your certified Grumbacher instructor to create this beautiful Live Oak Lane painting with it’s sweet southern charm. Class fee: $15. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Vegetable Gardening for Beginners at Lexington Public Library – Beaumont Branch (class/workshop): Experts will cover some of the most basic questions for any first-time gardener when it comes to maintaining a new plot. Registration required by calling 859-257-5582.
  • 7pm: Castle & Key Tasting with Marianne Eaves (Barnes) at Whiskey Bear (alcohol): Whiskey Bear was born out of our desire to share our love of whiskey and other spirits with our guests. Our Tasting Events are designed to further the dialogue and create unique experiences during which guests can learn more about the “Water of Life.” Join the Whiskey Bear team and Marianne Eaves (Barnes), Kentucky’s first female bourbon Master Distiller since Prohibition, for a very special tasting event featuring the newly released Castle & Key London Dry Gin and Castle & Key Vodka. Inspired by Colonel Taylor’s vision and the property he built, the Castle & Key team is driven to restore the property to the unique destination it once was and produce a suite of spirits that are as uncompromising in quality as Colonel Taylor’s. To fully experience the complexity of each spirit, we will taste each one neat as well as mixed in a cocktail. More details: HERE and tickets available: HERE.
  • 7:15pm: Carlos Mencia at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Mencia began his career doing stand-up on amateur night at the world renowned comedy club, Laugh Factory. He later showcased at The Comedy Store and became a regular, performing nightly. After he found success on the L.A comedy circuit, Mencia was named “International Comedy Grand Champion” from Buscando Estrellas (the Latino version of Star Search). This led to appearances on “In Living Color,” “The Arsenio Hall Show,” “Moesha” and “An Evening at the Improv.” Tickets available: HERE.

 

 

 

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