Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week Of August 10-16, 2018

We've finally made it through another week. Can you believe it's almost the middle of August? It just seems like August just started! Since I can't include everything on my list, I’ve handpicked the events and included the ones that I think everyone would enjoy the most! #kentucky #lexingtonky #travel #summer

We’ve finally made it through another week. Can you believe it’s almost the middle of August? It just seems like August just started! Since I can’t include everything on my list, I’ve handpicked the events and included the ones that I think everyone would enjoy the most!

The one event that you must attend is: CRAVE at Masterson Station Park!

Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week Of August 10-16, 2018:

 

Friday, August 10, 2018 – Fayette Mall Restaurant Week

  • 10:30am: Gentle Yoga at Centered (fitness/health): This weekly gentle yoga class with Lauren Higdon integrates restorative yoga, breathing techniques, meditation and wellness tips for all ages and levels of physical condition. Classes may include chair yoga, restorative, yin yoga, tai chi and more. Perfect for beginners as well as experienced yogis! 100% donation based — a $5 minimum donation is suggested. (Every Friday and Tuesday until November 9).
  • 11am: 2nd Annual Fayette Mall Restaurant Week (food): Enjoy $5 Menu Items at some of your favorite restaurants and snack locations at Fayette Mall and in the Plaza at Fayette Mall. See menu: HERE.
  • 11am: Critchfield’s Friday Cookouts at Critchfield’s Meat (food): Join them every Friday for our Kentucky Proud cookout! They will be serving ribeye and chicken sandwiches, burgers, beef hotdogs, and much more. The cookout will be from 11am to 2pm. See menu: HERE.
  • 11am: Blue Stallion New Can Release – Skippy & Justa P’Haze at Blue Stallion Brewing Company (alcohol): 6-pack cans of Ya Damn Skippy peanut butter porter, Justa P’Haze NE IPA, Helles, and Dunkel go on sale in the taproom on Friday, August 10th. Now you can bring your favorite brew with you (almost) anywhere you go! This is another limited release canning, so quantities are finite. Ya Damn Skippy and Justa P’Haze cans will only be available in the taproom. More details: HERE.
  • 5:30pm: Summer Art Jam At Brier Books (art/crafts/music): Swing by Brier Books every Friday evening this summer to enjoy art and music by local creatives. If the weather’s good, folks will be set up in their front parking spots. If not, they’ll host the show inside. They’ll feature work by visual artists, musicians, and artisans, and they’ll update the schedule each week. (Every Friday until August 31).
  • 6pm: Live Music Fridays at Windy Corner Market (music): Fridays never sounded better! Come out to Windy Corner 6pm to 8:30 pm on Fridays for live music and fresh specials courtesy of our chef! Plus Yuengling beer on draught is on special during Live Music Fridays in August! (Every Friday until August 24).
  • 6pm: Social Media Fridays at Whiskey Bear (networking): At Social Media Fridays, they value the importance of making real-life connections with other people who do the things you do and struggle with the same things that challenge you. If you are using social media in your business, this is where you’ll find the people who speak your language. Once a month for Happy Hour, we’ll get together over drinks to laugh, vent, learn, and make some new friends. Social media marketing can be a lonely business, so our mission is to give you a place where you belong.
  • 6:30pm: Hello Friday! Pick Your Project at Board and Brush Lexington (art/crafts): Come and make a beautiful wooden sign for your home! Pick any sign from the 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: Summer Nights in Suburbia – Bruce Lewis Band at Moondance Amphitheater (music): Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy another great free Friday night concert with the Bruce Lewis Band as they bring songs from jazz, rock and blues to the Moondance stage!
  • 7pm: Team Trivia Friday at Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes (games): Trivia!
  • 7:15pm: Tony Hinchcliffe at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Tony Hinchcliffe heads to Comedy Off Broadway in Lexington Kentucky bringing his brand new hour of stand up comedy. Tickets available: HERE(Also, on August 11 at 7:15pm & 9:45pm).
  • 8pm: 11th Annual Lexus Smooth Jazz Fest (music): Smooth Jazz fans from across the Bluegrass and beyond make their way to Lexington for an experience like no other! Tickets are on sale now! Tickets available: HERE(Also, on August 11 at 7:30pm).
  • 8pm: Beth Burden at Mr. Brews Taphouse (music): Beth Burden live at Mr Brews! Come in for good tunes, good times, and good Beer!
  • 8pm: Ghost Walk of Lexington Haunted Tales and Historic Trails at Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning (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.
  • 8pm: Death is Just The Beginning at Al’s Bar (music): Live music!
  • 8pm: Fountain Films on Friday: Groundhog Day at Triangle Park (movie): Fountain Films is back for another season of FREE movies in Triangle Park!!! This week, MetroNet Fiber presents Groundhog Day, staring Bill Murray! Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for the perfect date night in Downtown Lexington. The movie will start at dusk, but get there early for pre-movie lawn games and to grab the best spot to watch! Food Vendor: Rick’s Hot Dogs.
  • 8:30pm: Joe Robinson Live! at Lexington Beerworks (music): Joe Robinson Live at Lexington Beerworks! Come on out this Friday and listen to a great musical talent! Show starts at 8:30pm!
  • 9:30pm: Freekbass at Willie’s Locally Known (music): Both Freekbass and Turkuaz have become staples on the modern funk circuit. Freekbass is a decorated performer as a soloist, as well as a member of the funktronica trio, Headtronics, also featuring DJ Logic and Particle keyboardist Steve Molitz. The famed bassist has six full-length albums under his belt, as well as collaborations with Bootsy Collins, Adam Deitch, Mike Gordon, Skerik, Jennifer Hartswick, and others. On the other hand, Turkuaz has quickly become one of the hottest rising acts in the music scene, known for their energetic, dialed-in, and truly technicolor performances. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9:45pm: Tony Hinchcliffe at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Tony Hinchcliffe heads to Comedy Off Broadway in Lexington Kentucky bringing his brand new hour of stand up comedy. Tickets available: HERE(Also, on August 11 at 7:15pm & 9:45pm).

 

Saturday, August 11, 2018 – CRAVE LEXINGTON and Fayette Mall Restaurant Week

  • 8am: Sweating In Shillito at Brighter Fitness (fitness/health): Every Saturday for the month of August, Brighter Fitness is putting on a free fitness workshop. For 60 minutes we will use nothing but our bodies to sweat it out and get stronger! Grab a friend and start off your weekend right. (Also, on August 18 and 25).
  • 9am: Blue Grass Stockyards Farmers Market! at 4561 Iron Works Pike (food): The Blue Grass Stockyards is the hub of all thing Kentucky grown! Come meet your local farmers and take home locally grown fruits, veggies, eggs and more. (Every Saturday until November 3).
  • 9am: Family-Friendly Yoga Class at Castlewood Park (fitness/health): Join YMCA fitness instructor Quinn for a FREE Family-Friendly Yoga Class as a part of the Plant and Play Summer Fitness series! Meet near the “barn” (next to the playground, just off Highland Park) before 9am. Meet new friends, catch up with old friends, and get some great exercise while you stretch, meditate, and take in beautiful Castlewood Park! All ages and abilities are welcome!
  • 10am: SweatRiot Recess with Icon Fitness at Core Life Eatery (fitness/health): Join CoreLife Eatery and Icon Fitness for a FREE bootcamp style workout on Saturday, August 11 inside the eatery! After class, everyone will receive 50% off their meal at CoreLife!
  • 10am: Barre, Meet Bar at 21c Museum Hotel (fitness/health): Join Elle Fitness at 21c Museum Hotel Lexington’s this Saturday for Barre, Meet Bar 4th of July Pre Party Fire class! Fire up a sweat then hit the bar at Lockbox for a mimosa. ELLE SPECIAL-15% off 5, 10 and 20 Elle Fitness Class Packages! Flex those creative muscles as you work through a variety of barre poses in our contemporary art-filled spaces. Sessions are just $10 at the door. Class is 21+; Price includes mimosa. BYOM (bring your own mat) + cash only. (Every Saturday until August 29).
  • 11am: Big Green Egg Basic 101 Class (food/class): 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 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.
  • 11am: 2nd Annual Fayette Mall Restaurant Week (food): Enjoy $5 Menu Items at some of your favorite restaurants and snack locations at Fayette Mall and in the Plaza at Fayette Mall. See menu: HERE.
  • 12pm: OneYear Anniversary Celebration At Wildfire Yoga (fitness/health): Join us on August 11th for our 1 year Anniversary! Starting at noon until 9pm! We would love for you to join us for a Open house with free classes , food, giveaways, music and special prices on packages and memberships!We will have a massage therapist on site for 5-10 minute free massages. See schedule: HERE.
  • 12pm: Lexington Lettering Pop Up at Southern Barker (dogs/art/crafts): Lexington Lettering is a local calligraphy and design business. She will be at the shop with art prints and handmade goods! Bring your dog bowl in FREE for her to customize with your pets name!
  • 4:30pm: A Midsummer Night’s Run – Downtown Lexington (fitness/health): On Saturday, August 11, runners and walkers will take to the streets of downtown Lexington for a night of entertainment and activities. There will be food vendors, a beer garden, & live music throughout the event with an awards ceremony to follow the running of the 5K. Race details: HERE.
  • 6pm: Cody Morgan Live at Shakespeare & Company (music): Come catch Cody Morgan on a rare SOLO show this Saturday!
  • 7pm: Fairway Flicks at Picadome at Gay Brewer Jr. Golf Course at Picadome (movie): Tee up a movie on the fairway! Pre-movie activities include putting challenges, foot golf, and more fun activities for all ages! Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating and enjoy one of the local food vendors for dinner! The movie will begin at dark. Movie Showing: Happy Gilmore. Admission: $3 for ages 13 and up.
  • 7pm: Wiener Dog Races at Red Mile (dogs/cause): Weenie, set, go! It’s our 3rd Annual Wiener Dog Races with The Chief Stakes (bulldogs), and an All-Breed “Rescue Run”, too! Winners will be awarded with prizes and everyone will walk away with a smile on their face! Proceeds benefit the Lexington Humane Society.
  • 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.
  • 7:15pm: Tony Hinchcliffe at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Tony Hinchcliffe heads to Comedy Off Broadway in Lexington Kentucky bringing his brand new hour of stand up comedy. Tickets available: HERE(Also, on August 11 at 7:15pm & 9:45pm).
  • 8pm: 11th Annual Lexus Smooth Jazz Fest (music): Smooth Jazz fans from across the Bluegrass and beyond make their way to Lexington for an experience like no other! Tickets are on sale now! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9:45pm: Tony Hinchcliffe at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Tony Hinchcliffe heads to Comedy Off Broadway in Lexington Kentucky bringing his brand new hour of stand up comedy. Tickets available: HERE(Also, on August 11 at 7:15pm & 9:45pm).

 

Sunday, August 12, 2018 – CRAVE LEXINGTON and Fayette Mall Restaurant Week

  • 10am: 21c Yoga with Art with Patrice Keitt 21c Museum Hotel (fitness/health): Yoga with Art in the 2nd floor Main Gallery. Cost: $5.
  • 10:30am: Reading with Therapy Dogs at Wild Fig Coffee and Books (dogs): What’s better than reading PJ Library books? Reading PJ Library books to therapy dogs! Join us at Wild Fig Coffee and Books for delicious coffee and story time with adorable dogs. We’ll also do a craft! Please RSVP to jori@jewishlexington.org.
  • 11am: Sunday Morning Yoga at Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate (fitness/health)Slow down, breath deeply and feel. Join us for a free, all-levels practice on the lawn under the trees. Whether this is your first yoga practice or your thousandth, this is a great opportunity to be with your tribe in a beautiful environment with many people who love yoga and want to share it. Invite your people, share this post and/or bring a friend! (Every Sunday until October 14).
  • 11am: 2nd Annual Fayette Mall Restaurant Week (food): Enjoy $5 Menu Items at some of your favorite restaurants and snack locations at Fayette Mall and in the Plaza at Fayette Mall. See menu: HERE.
  • 11am: Kids Day at The Burl Arcade (kid friendly): A day to play for kids at The Burl Arcade (with adult supervision) before summer vacation is officially over! Self serve cereal bar set up.
  • 1pm: Literary Yoga at Joseph-Beth Booksellers (fitness/health): On the second and fourth Sunday of every month we’ll have an hour of Literary Yoga! Bring your mats and your love of books! Class is good for beginners and experienced alike. The classes are free to attend but our Yogis work hard to bring you exercise and peace so tips are always welcome! (Every Sunday until October 21).
  • 2pm: Rising Star Showcase at O’Neills (music): Come out and enjoy the sounds of some STARS ON THE RISE! There will be plenty of Feel-Good music to go around provided by some of Lexington’s premiere upcoming artists. Our venue is a kid friendly place with an extensive menu, so bring the whole family. Art provided by Mrs. Abby Lee Higgins. No cover charge, just lots of fun! See you on August 12th!
  • 2:05pm: Star Wars Day – Kids Get in FREE at Whitaker Bank Ballpark (kid friendly): A long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… #StarWarsDay is Sunday, 8/12 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark! Meet characters from the series PLUS kids 12 & under get in FREE thanks to Jif. Gates open at 12:30pm for Pregame Family Playtime on the Field (bring your own ball & gloves). Enjoy Postgame Ice Cream Social with the team + Pie a Player! FREE BASEBALL – Stick around after the game to watch the Bluegrass Barons take on the Moscow Monarchs in a vintage baseball game! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 4pm: Second Sunday Cinema at Pivot Brewing (movie): Jurassic Park & Westworld (Sunday, August 12th). Second Sunday Cinema at Pivot Brewing is a double feature film series presented by Lexington indie filmmakers and general enthusiasts Wine & Pop-Tarts and hosted in Pivot Brewing. A different double feature, featuring one family-friendly film thematically paired with one that’s maybe a little more out there, will take place the second Sunday of every month. We’ll have veg-friendly food truck Babz Bistro on site for snacks, lunch, and/or dinner; entertainment during intermissions; great local cider and beer from Pivot; DJ Tanner playing music that’s also thematically related to the movies before and after the double features; crystal-clear picture and killer sound for every movie; free popcorn when you buy your double feature ticket in advance; AND most importantly, great movies that you’re going to love.
  • 6pm: Paint Your Pup Class at Southern Barker (art/crafts/class): In this class you will be instructed from start to finish on how to paint a portrait of YOUR dog! The price for the class will be $40 per person. If you would like to paint more than one dog it will be an extra $10 charge per additional dog. To sign up email us at info@southernbarker.com!
  • 8pm: Travis Meadows at The Burl (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.

 

Monday, August 13, 2018

  • 9am: Back to Basics Yoga at The Massage Center in Dudley Square (fitness/health): Cindy Hutchison is a believer in ‘the basics’, yoga as meditation Foundation and the body as our ART. Join her for this therapeutic yoga class. She will offer individual attention and modifications for each student. This is Yoga Class for all levels.
  • 5pm: Subtle Power Yoga Class at Centered (health/fitness): Develop foundations for balance in alignment for breath, movement and stillness. Learn sequencing and tools for self practice. This class is designed with beginners in mind, yet options for taking postures further and making accessible modifications are always offered. This weekly class is $13 to drop in. More details: 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: Family Guy Trivia at Ethereal Brewing (games): Where’s my money man?!?! WHERES MY MONEY!?! Come join us for Family Guy Trivia and you will get your chance to win some…free entry too…what a deal!
  • 7pm: Trivia at The Casual Pint (games): Trivia is now at 7pm instead of 6pm!
  • 7:05pm: Princess Night: Daddy/Daughter Date Night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark (sports): Calling all princesses & princes! Join us for #PrincessNight: Daddy/Daughter Date Night. Tickets available: HERE.

 

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

  • 7am: Yoga at The Arboretum (fitness/health): All levels welcome to this new program taught by Jackie Hanson of The Yoga Room in Versailles. Bring your own yoga mat and props and meet at the Visitor Center. Appropriate for ages 13 and up, cost is $10/person per session. Pre-register by calling (859) 257-6955. (Also, on August 21 and 28).
  • 10am: Pre-K Art Day at The Living Arts & Science (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. More details: HERE(Every Tuesday until August 28).
  • 10:30am: Gentle Yoga at Centered (fitness/health): This weekly gentle yoga class with Lauren Higdon integrates restorative yoga, breathing techniques, meditation and wellness tips for all ages and levels of physical condition. Classes may include chair yoga, restorative, yin yoga, tai chi and more. Perfect for beginners as well as experienced yogis! 100% donation based — a $5 minimum donation is suggested. (Every Friday and Tuesday until November 9).
  • 11:45am: August Lunch & Learn at Lexington Public Library – Russell Cave Road (networking): Learn from podcast professionals on tips and tricks for starting and running a podcast with a Lunch & Learn on Tuesday, August 14 at 11:45am. The Lunch & Learn: Podcast Edition Lunch & Learn includes a podcast discussion featuring professionals in our area, catered lunch, and an opportunity to network with PRSA/PRSSA members. More details: HERE.
  • 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.
  • 6pm: Totally Tubular Tuesday Ride at Bicycle Face (health/fitness): A fast ride with smooth a pace line. The goal of this ride is to provide an opportunity for all ability levels to improve speed and skill by riding at a high tempo in a tight group. All riders WILL ride together until we get out of town and there will be plenty opportunities for regrouping. Beers to follow naturally. (Every Tuesday until November 6 at 6pm).
  • 6pm: History to Chew On Series at McConnell Springs Park (history): On the second Tuesday of each month, the Friends of McConnell Springs will present a speaker who will discuss historical figures and events with Kentucky connections. The is a brown bag series. McConnell Springs will supply tables and drinks. Please call to register: (859) 225-4073. More details: HERE(Also, on September 11 and October 9).
  • 6:30pm: Heart Open Yoga With Cindy Reed at The Massage Center (fitness/health): Bliss and breath inspired yoga for all levels. More details: HERE(Every Tuesday until August 28).
  • 6:30pm: Terrific Tuesday! 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! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Free Yoga at The Burl (fitness/health): Come get centered with with Christina Morales at The Burl for Happy Hour Yoga.
  • 6:45pm: Love, Peace and Hair Grease – a Creative Crossover event at Cha Cha’s (art): Creativity reveals itself in many different ways; design, architecture, painting, music, entrepreneurship… to name a few. As a part of the Creative Crossover series, a partnership with Shift Lexington and LexUX, we highlight local creatives that cross the strict divides of a typical job title. This month, we are featuring Jason Glass, co-owner of Cha Cha’s and the Rooster’s Nest, a local salon and barber shop. Jason will share his wisdom and great stories with us inside their shop. Join us for a great conversation, drinks, snacks, and the opportunity to learn more about a Lexington gem. More details: HERE.
  • 7pm: Rolling Stones Trivia at Patchen Pub (games): Join us for a very special Rolling Stones themed trivia show. In addition to the regular awesome prizes from Patchen Pub, we have teamed up with Lexington Picnic with the Pops and Lexington Philharmonic to add some extra special prizes including a FULL TABLE to of seats to the Friday 8/17 night performance of The Music of the Rolling Stones (with guest conductor Brent Havens)—that’s 8 seats per table, and these tables start at $250 a piece when you purchase them! We are so excited to let you FLEX your Stones knowledge and be rewarded with such a cool experience. Big thanks to both Lexington Picnic with the Pops and Lexington Philharmonic!
  • 7pm: Trivia Night! at Ethereal Brewing (games): Join us for Trivia Night and win cash prizes! (Every Tuesday until August 28).
  • 8pm: Tuesday Night Live Team Trivia at The Bear and the Butcher (games): Live team trivia. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, and best team name. We’re 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). (Every Tuesday until November 13).

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

  • 4pm: Farmer’s Market at The Summit at Fritz Farm (food): 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! (Every Wednesday until September 26).
  • 6pm: CHEW Dinner | Thai at Limestone Hall (food): The next installment of the 2018 CHEW Dinner series takes us to Thailand by way of Jasmine Rice Thai & Vietnamese Cuisine. Kukie will walk us through Thai cuisine and traditions, some funny stories and some yummy food! Featuring a delicious three-course dinner with a globally inspired menu, using ingredients sourced from Kentucky Proud farms, producers and purveyors! Tickets include dinner, beer/wine and FUN! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6pm: Will Run for Wine at SALA Studio (fitness/health): All paces welcome for this fun run through downtown and Chevy Chase. We will rehydrate immediately after at Walker’s!
  • 6:30pm: Wine vs Beer Dinner featuring Rhinegeist Brewery / E&J Gallo Winery at Louie’s Wine Dive (food): Chef Carrie Arps has prepared a special four course menu to pair with each wine and beer, but we need your help to see who had the better pairing. Only you can decide who the winner is! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Trivia Night at The Barn (games): Join everyone 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 yall Wednesday nights at The Barn! (Every Wednesday until November 14 at 7pm).
  • 7pm: Trivia Night at Crust (games): Come join us at this awesome pizza place in a stylish restaurant in Lexington. This show is unique, each Wednesday we will include pizza and cooking questions in a “Crust Culinary Question” section. We are really looking forward to this one! (Every Wednesday until December 19).
  • 7pm: Trivia at The Burl Arcade (games): Pub style trivia at The Burl Arcade every Wednesday!
  • 7:15pm: Murder On The Orient Express at The Kentucky Theater (movie): Released in 1974, Murder On The Orient Express is an Agatha Christie murder mystery starring Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, Vanessa Redgrave, Michael York, Jacqueline Bisset, Anthony Perkins, and Wendy Hiller. Purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 7:30pm: Rick N Morty Team Trivia at Lexington Beerworks (games): Trivia!
  • 8pm: Chaylyn Thompson at Red Barn Live (music): She is ranked both globally and nationally on the Reverberation singer/Songwriter charts and has been featured on multiple Reverbnation and Youtube playlists. Her debut EP, “Deep”, is set to release September 3rd, 2018, and will be available on every major platform. She can be found online at chaylynofficial.com and on every social media platform @chaylynofficial.
  • 8pm: Live Music at Parlay Social (music): Live music! (Every Wednesday until December 19).
  • 8pm: Eric Bolander, Chelsea Nolan, and Dylan Jane at Wille’s Locally Known (music): Live music!
  • 8pm: Pub Trivia at HopCat (games): Trivia!

 

Thursday, August 16, 2018

  • 5pm: Thursday Night Live at Cheapside Park: Get downtown every Thursday! Join thousands of your closest friends for live music, local food and beverage vendors, and the hottest party in town. The event takes place each week at the Fifth Third Bank Pavilion at Cheapside Park. This event is rain or shine! (Every Thursday until October 11).
  • 5pm: International Night – Jamaica at Alfalfa (food): International Night returns to Alfalfa on Thursday August 16th. Menu seen: HERE.
  • 5:30pm: Trivia Night at O’Neill’s (games): Who was the ancient god of the sea according to Roman culture? Who played Joey on Friends? If you know the answers to these and other important questions, come to O’Neill’s on 8/16 starting at 5:30! 10% of purchases go to United Way of the Bluegrass and prizes will be given to the top trivia teams!
  • 6pm: Thursday Trivia at The Summit! (games): Thursday Live Team Trivia at The Barn Door Tap Room inside Whole Foods Market. Join Local Trivia Action for free team trivia with prizes and fun. (Every Thursday until October 4).
  • 6pm: Rock House & Broomwagon Bikes & Brews at Rock House Brewing (fitness/health): Our weekly social cycling club with Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes. Go for a ride. Come back and enjoy a pint. (Every Thursday until December 27).
  • 6pm: The North End Square Dance at The Parachute Factory (dance): Join us at The Parachute Factory for The North End Square Dance on Thursday, August 16 at 6 PM! All ages welcome, no experience needed, all dances taught on the spot. Meet people, dance, enjoy great music, and community. Admission is only $5 suggested donation, no maximum.
  • 6:30pm: Chamber Music Festival of Lexington – Opening Event with Ben Sollee and CKYO at Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate (music): The Chamber Music Festival of Lexington celebrates the opening of its 12th season at 6:30 PM on Thursday, August 16 at Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate in a free concert featuring Ben Sollee and Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras All-Stars! Beginning at 5:00 PM, West Sixth Brewing and Ginkgo Tree Cafe – Ashland, Henry Clay Estate will be on-site with food & drinks available for purchase before the show. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Screening of The Kentuckian at The Farish Theatre (movie): Upstanding widower “Big Eli” Wakefield (Burt Lancaster) decides to move from Kentucky further west to Texas. He undertakes the journey with just his young son “Little Eli” (Donald MacDonald), but en route they pick up friends like indentured servant Hannah (Dianne Foster) and schoolmarm Susie (Diana Lynn), a potential love interest. This motley crew’s path is difficult, and they face many obstacles, not the least of which is nasty frontiersman Stan Bodine (Walter Matthau in his film debut). More details: HERE.
  • 7:15pm: Tim Dillon at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Tim Dillon is a New York based comedian and writer. He has been featured in the New York Comedy Festival, has performed on Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV, and was recently one of the Top 100 finalists on Season 9 of Last Comic Standing. He co-hosts “Stewed: a comedy food podcast” with Mike Recine on Cave Comedy Radio. He is also regular on the hit comedy podcast Keith and the Girl. Tickets available: HERE. (Also, on August 17 at 7:15pm & 9:45pm and August 18 at 7:15pm & 9:45pm).
  • 8pm: Trivia at Blue Stallion Brewing Company (games): Get off the internet for once and come hangout with your BFFs for trivia! There is prizes for the top three winners, and you can snag a free appetizer from Dad’s Favorites Deli by having the best team name. Good luck! (Also, on August 16).
  • 8:30pm: Oliver the Crow, Brandon S. Bowker, The Sway at Willie’s Locally Known (music): “Within a week of meeting each other, we began mapping musical ideas and plans to record an EP,” cellist Kaitlyn Raitz says of her first encounter with fiddler Ben Plotnick, before they even lived in the same city. The term mapping is spot on. Each of the ten original songs on Kaitlyn and Ben’s first full-length offering unlocks a different musical world. Oliver the Crow navigates effortlessly between the gravitas of chamber composition, the longing of folk music, the near dreamlike quality of atmospheric sound art, and above all, pop music’s candy-sweet escape. It’s no wonder NPR Music has named their duo “an inspired collaboration.” Details: HERE.
  • 9pm: Rusty Dusty / World Weary / Flying Things at Best Friend Bar (music): Live music!
  • 9pm: Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts + Justin Wells at The Burl (music): Miles Nielsen And The Rusted Hearts / Justin Wells at The Burl for a special co-headline show on August, 16th! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 10:30pm: Pub night with Joel at Henry’s Club Public House (music): No cover, free popcorn, all the songs you know and love, and even some you don’t know you love yet. (Every Thursday until August 31).

 

 

 

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