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Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week of August 17-23, 2018

August 17, 2018

We've made it through another week! 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! #sharethelex #travel #event #thingstodo #lexingtonky #lexington #kentucky

We’ve made it through another week! 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!

Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week of August 17-23, 2018:

Friday, August 17, 2018

  • 10am: Cos Bar Party at Cos Bar (shopping): Hello to all! I would love to personally invite all of you to our Cos Bar Anniversary party. 10% of all sales will be donated to greenhouse17.org
  • 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: 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.
  • 5pm: Rosé All Day at Belle’s Cocktail House (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!
  • 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: Live Music Fridays at Windy Corner Market (music): Fridays never sounded better! Come out to Windy Corner 6-8:30 p.m. 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!
  • 6pm: Happy Hour Yoga & Wine at The Massage Center (fitness/health): Gentle and Restorative Yoga – wind down from the week. Complimentary Glass of wine included..with a ‘wine talk’ from Ally Hannah from the Corner Wine Store.
  • 6pm: Funk Fridays featuring Tim Talbert Project at The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center (music): Friday, August 17, come out to the Lyric Theatre for Funk Fridays. Fun 4 Everyone will begin at 6:00 PM, where kids and their families can enjoy family fun time. Starting at 8 PM, Funk Fridays will officially begin in the Deweese Street Community Room. Tickets are set for $5.00. Children 12 and under are free.
  • 7pm: Lakeside Live at Lexington Green Lakeside (music): Come enjoy free live music, delicious food, and a great atmosphere! Lakeside Live is family friendly. We also allow your furry friends!  As always Jax Lexington will feature J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar also known as the most delicious BBQ in the bluegrass! This is self serve. You also have the option of eating at Bronte Bistro (Lexington) or Palmers Fresh Grill with full service, or order to go and eat right by the stage! (Also, on August 18).
  • 7pm: Wayland at Manchester Music Hall (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Summer Nights in Suburbia at Moondance Amphitheater (music): Guitar virtuoso, Ben Lacy will wow the crowd with his mad skills on the guitar. Pull up a lawn chair or blanket for this free Friday night concert.
  • 7pm: 5th Annual Burgers, Bourbon & Beer presented by Meridian Wealth at Malone’s Prime Events & Receptions (food/cause): The 5th Annual Burgers, Bourbon & Beer fundraiser presented by Meridian Wealth Management is on Friday August 17th, 2018 at 7 pm. Come out and enjoy great food, open bar, a fantastic silent auction, raffle and music provided by CD Productions! Tickets for the event are $75 and can be purchased on our website. All proceeds benefit Arbor Youth Services who serve homeless, runaway and youth who are at risk of being victimized in Central Kentucky.
  • 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 9:45pm and August 18 at 7:15pm & 9:45pm).
  • 9:45pm: 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).

 

Saturday, August 18, 2018

  • 7am: Lexington Farmers Market at The Pavilion (food): The Lexington Farmers Market is Downtown on Saturdays. There is a huge array of beautiful vegetables, fruit, honey, cheeses, meats, home grown shrimp and more. Artists also bring their work to show and sell. Musicians entertain for free! It’s a wonderful family fun atmosphere. Come and support your local farmers. (Every Saturday until September 29).
  • 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).
  • 8am: Cold Brew Coffee Festival at Cheapside (drinks): We are happy to announce the Lexington Cold Brew Coffee Festival will happen in conjunction with the Lexington Farmers’ Market. Local roasters will participate in several competitions and community members will have the opportunity to purchase cold brew and cold brew coffee creations! More details: HERE.
  • 9am: Family-Friendly Boot Camp at Castlewood Park (fitness/health): Join YMCA fitness instructor Quinn for a FREE FAMILY-FRIENDLY Boot Camp 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 (6pm on Tuesday). Meet new friends, catch up with old friends, and get some great exercise while you run/jump/sweat in beautiful Castlewood Park! All ages and abilities are welcome! This is a very kid-friendly class! BRING WATER!
  • 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).
  • 10am: Shop Local Kentucky’s 2nd Birthday Bash & Woodland Art Fair at Shop Local (shopping): Holy cow! It’s been 2 years since we opened the doors of our flagship location in the Woodland Triangle in Lexington. 2 years of wares, 2 years of fun, 2 years of car driving through our shops. This is our FAVORITE weekend of the year! The Woodland Art Fair is right around the corner (1 block away) and if full of food trucks, local craft beer, artisans and makers, and fun for the whole family! More details: HERE.
  • 10am: The 2018 Woodland Art Fair at Woodland Park (art/crafts): The Lexington Art League and Lexington, KY Parks & Recreation proudly present the 43rd Annual Woodland Art Fair, August 18-19, 2018, on the beautiful Woodland Park grounds (601 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40502). Featuring over 200 artists, enjoy live music, Kentucky food, beer gardens, and family friendly art engagement activities – all available with free admission!
  • 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).
  • 1pm: Youth Paint Event at The Plantory (art/crafts): Kids ages 5 and up are invited to a youth paint and sip event. Kids will color, paint, dance, enjoy music as well as snacks and drinks.
  • 1pm: Tunes and Tasting at Talon Winery (music): Embark on a journey through Appalachian and Bluegrass History with two Kentucky natives as they blend acoustic melodies with original lyrics about life, love, and home.
  • 2pm: Sixth for a Cause with E7 Kids Cafe! at West Sixth Brewing (cause): Join us Saturday, August 18 from 2-6p at West Sixth Brewing for our Sixth for a Cause benefitting E7 Kids Cafe! They’ll have a silent auction and games setup in the taproom-it’ll be a great afternoon! As with each Sixth for a Cause, West Sixth donates 6% of total sales for the day to a great non-profit partner. Part of our mission at West Sixth is to have a positive impact on the communities we live, work and drink in. Sixth for a Cause is a way we can support non-profit organizations and community building with our time and money. Additionally, we’re proud to have the support of Big Ass Solutions, who matches that 6% donation for each Sixth for a Cause event. More details: HERE.
  • 4pm: Gourmet Cooking in the Backcountry at Homeplace Adventure Guides (food/class): Making sure you stay nourished and well fed in the backcountry can literally be the difference between life or death. A little dramatic? Maybe. But being able to prepare a delicious meal after a demanding day will make you the hero of any adventure. This hands-on workshop will teach you the critical skill of starting and maintaining a fire, using camp stoves, and teach you some of our favorite and most decadent backcountry meals. And after we’re done, you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious dinner and campfire pineapple upside-down cake. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 5pm: Sip & Paint Saturday! Pick Your Project at Board and Brush Lexington (art/crafts/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.
  • 5:30pm: Summer Art Jam At Brier Books (art): 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 our front parking spots. If not, we’ll host the show inside. We’ll feature work by visual artists, musicians, and artisans, and we’ll update the schedule each week. (Also, on August 24 and 31).
  • 7pm: Team Trivia Friday at Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes (games): Free trivia with prizes to be won!
  • 7pm: Ray Adams at AZUR (music): Enjoy dinner at AZUR along with live music by Ray Adams!
  • 7pm: Kiss Kiss Bang with The Josephines & Gotcha at Manchester Music Hall (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Lakeside Live at Lexington Green Lakeside (music): Come enjoy free live music, delicious food, and a great atmosphere! Lakeside Live is family friendly. We also allow your furry friends!  As always Jax Lexington will feature J. Render’s Southern Table & Baralso known as the most delicious BBQ in the bluegrass! This is self serve. You also have the option of eating at Bronte Bistro (Lexington) or Palmers Fresh Grill with full service, or order to go and eat right by the stage!
  • 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 18 at 9:45pm).
  • 7:30pm: Steak Under the Stars at Housewarmings (food/class): Big Zeke Steak’s all Natural Farm Raised Prime Beef cuts, 5 star steakhouse quality, will be Grilled and Served at this Dinner Party! More details: HERE.
  • 8pm: Dollar Signs // The Eradicator // noncompliant // World Weary at Al’s bar of Lexington (music): Live music!
  • 8pm: Ben Lacy & Corey Cross Live at J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar (music): Live music!
  • 8pm: Just a Test and Sour Cream at Lynagh’s Irish Pub (music): Sour Cream is a Lexington, KY based hard blues rock band with influences in punk, funk, metal, stoner rock, blues, & psychedelic rock. We are a band of three: Jon McGee on drums, Colby Grant on bass, and Harlan Cecil on guitar. Not one of us can legally drink, but that hasn’t stopped us from playing at bars and venues in the Kentucky area since our first gig in February of 2017. We’ve got a blues-y sound to our original songs, which will be released on our debut album in the coming fall.
  • 8pm: Fountain Films on Friday: The Waterboy at Triangle Park (movies): Fountain Films is back for another season of FREE movies in Triangle Park!!! This week, T-Mobile presents The Waterboy, staring Adam Sandler! 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!
  • 9pm: Limestone, Space Camp, Guss., and The Footsteps at Best Friend Bar (music): Live music!
  • 9pm: Michael Evces Live at Whiskey Bar (music): We’re excited to bring some of Lexington’s favorite artists for the launch of Whiskey Bear Live. Join us every Saturday, grab dinner from one of your favorite local restaurants, enjoy a drink with us and settle in for an evening full of great live music. Since moving from the Midwest, Michael Evces has been playing for coffee shop and festival audiences in Kentucky for over ten years. With a guitar and a harmonica, Evces line-up is a spirited blend of originals infused with rock and college radio favorites. Michael’s favorite audience is his daughter, Lucy, and her pets Geck and Snakey.
  • 9:45pm: 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.

 

Sunday, August 19, 2018

  • 9am: Morning Yoga With Whitney at Castlewood Park (fitness/health): Join YMCA fitness instructor Whitney for a FREE 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! Mats and equipment are available first come first served. Bring water and your own towel or mat just in case!
  • 10am: Shop Local Kentucky’s 2nd Birthday Bash & Woodland Art Fair at Shop Local (shopping): Holy cow! It’s been 2 years since we opened the doors of our flagship location in the Woodland Triangle in Lexington. 2 years of wares, 2 years of fun, 2 years of car driving through our shops. This is our FAVORITE weekend of the year! The Woodland Art Fair is right around the corner (1 block away) and if full of food trucks, local craft beer, artisans and makers, and fun for the whole family! More details: HERE.
  • 10am: The 2018 Woodland Art Fair at Woodland Park (art/crafts): The Lexington Art League and Lexington, KY Parks & Recreation proudly present the 43rd Annual Woodland Art Fair, August 18-19, 2018, on the beautiful Woodland Park grounds (601 East High Street, Lexington, KY 40502). Featuring over 200 artists, enjoy live music, Kentucky food, beer gardens, and family friendly art engagement activities – all available with free admission!
  • 10am: Yoga with Art at 21c Museum Hotel (fitness/health): 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. (Every Sunday until September 30).
  • 10am: Personalized Wood Painting Class at Kendra Scott Jewelry at Kendra Scott (art/crafts): Join us at Kendra Scott on Sunday August 19th at 10 am for brunch and crafting! You will be able to enjoy a mimosa bar and breakfast provided by Kendra Scott while creating your own custom sign to take home and display the same day! Not only that, Kendra Scott is offering discounted shopping during the event! More details: HERE.
  • 11am: LexBrunch at Limestone Hall (food/free): Join us August 19 from 11a-2p for FREE music at Limestone Hall. Sweet LiLu’s on site with a yummy brunch and brunch-time cocktails (for purchase), this event is open to the public and family friendly. More details: HERE.
  • 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).
  • 12pm: Inversions at YOGA at The Massage Center in Dudley Square (fitness/health): 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!
  • 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).
  • 1pm: Kendra Gives Back Party! at Kendra Scott at The Summit at Fritz Farm (shopping/cause): Enjoy bubbles, bites and jewelry while you shop to support Lexington Habitat! 20% of proceeds benefit the Lexington Habitat Women Build! Can’t make it? Contact the store and place an order over the phone at 859.475.1880! Hope to see you there!
  • 1pm: Sippin’ Sunday! ALL AGES-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! More details: HERE.
  • 1pm: Cornhole at the Holler (sports): Y’all, it’s almost tailgating season, so we’ve got something special lined up for you … Cornhole at the Holler, presented by The League! Join us on Sunday, August 19th to play in an epic tournament with a $100 cash prize and giveaways through the day! We’ll be set up in the parking lot at Chocolate Holler (400 Old Vine Street), to throw some bags, drink some chocolate and have some fun. Entering the tournament is FREE (yes, you heard that correctly), and we encourage you to SIGN UP ahead of time on The League’s website under the special events tab (link posted below). You can sign up as an individual or in two-person teams, and the tournament will be played part round-robin and part double elimination. We’ll be posting updates here in the event, so stay tuned for any changes, or additional details! Bring your friends (spectators welcome, too!) and we’ll see ya at our place!

 

Monday, August 20, 2018

  • 5pm: Cigar City Brewing Tap Takeover With Tuk Tuk Sri Lankan Bites at Arcadium (alcohol/food): We’re welcoming Tampa, Florida’s Cigar City Brewing to the Bluegrass with a tap takeover, some great food, and so many high fives your knuckles will gain ten pounds of muscle each. Beers will be available as soon as we open, and Tuk Tuk Sri Lankan Bites will be setting up on the patio at 7:30. Get beers, get fed, get happy. We love you.
  • 6pm: Gin Class: A Drinking Symposium with Sipsmith Gin at Wine + Market (alcohol/class): Learn about (and drink!) gin from Sipsmith- the first new copper distillery to open it’s doors in London since 1820. JP Calabria from Sipsmith will be with us to lead a short course on the history of gin and take us on a tasting journey through a variety of gins- including their award winning classic London Dry Gin. For the lab portion of the class we will have a hands-on build-you-own gin and tonic session using their delicious London dry gins. Students will grade their own work! Must RSVP. 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: Parks and Rec Trivia at Blue Stallion Brewing Company (games): Join us for Parks and Rec trivia on Monday, August 20th at 7:00! The Lexington Parks and Rec department will be playing along, and you can support Friends of McConnell Springs as this week’s Mission Monday! We’ll have awesome prizes for ya’ and Dad’s Favorites Deli will be bringin’ all the bacon.
  • 7pm: Trivia at The Casual Pint (games): Trivia is now at 7pm instead of 6pm!
  • 7:15pm: Off the Grid: A One Man Show by Raanan Hershberg at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): When comedian Raanan Hershberg’s phone breaks, he finds himself in a terrifying predicament: being alone with his thoughts for a day. A must-see stand up show about cell phone addiction and intimacy in the modern era. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7:30pm: How I Met Your Mother Trivia at Mr. Brew’s Taphouse (games): How well do you know Barney, Lily, Marshall, Ted and Robin? Prove it! Prize for 1st thru 3rd place and best team name!

 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

  • 6am: Yoga on the Green at Triangle Park (fitness/health): The Y is taking healthy living outside the walls of the Y and into the community to better serve our neighbors. Yoga on the Green classes are FREE and will take place at 6 a.m. at Triangle Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 12 – Aug. 23. Bring water, yoga mat and/or towel. Text @travelingy to 81010 to stay informed! All classes are weather permitting. (Also, on August 23).
  • 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 28).
  • 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. (Also, on 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).
  • 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(Every Tuesday until December 18).
  • 4pm: Lobster Boil at Winchell’s Restaurant (food): Join us Tuesday, August 21st for our famous Lobster Boil from 4pm-11pm. The Three Course Lobster Dinner includes: Clam Chowder, Whole Lobster with Corn and Potatoes, and Seasonal Fruit Cobbler. $44.99 per person. Call Now For Reservations: 859-278-9424
  • 5pm: Kids Art Day at Crank and Boom (art/crafts/kid friendly): FREE art activity! Free ice cream for kids! Free snacks! Come and go as you’d like. Art activity fun for all ages!
  • 5:30pm: Margaritas & Manicures at Walker’s of Lexington (alcohol): Join us at Walker’s! Only $10.00 for a margarita and a manicure! Subsequent margaritas for $5.00 (Every Tuesday until October 30).
  • 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: Sangria and Savasana at SALA Studio (alcohol/fitness/health): Join us for a FREE (beginner friendly) yoga class by Heather Rosacker, owner of Lavendel Massage! Afterwards we will celebrate the dog days of summer with a Spanish adult beverage. Bring a mat and friend!
  • 6pm: Wine Class: (dry + sweet) Rieslings of the World at Wine + Market (alcohol/class): We think the Riesling grape makes some of the world’s most exciting wines. And we aren’t talking about cheap, sweet swill! This eye-opening and palate-expanding class will focus on lovely, bright and mouthwatering Rieslings – from bone-dry to sweet – produced all around the wine globe. Cost is $20. RSVP only: (859) 225-0755. Optional cheese pairing: $5 per person.
  • 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: Wine & Canvas Night at CRU Bar (art/crafts): Sip delicious wines and enjoy delectable scratch-made food while we learn how to paint a beautiful masterpiece! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Yoga at The Burl (fitness/health): Come get centered with with Christina Morales at The Burl for Happy Hour Yoga. It’s free!
  • 7pm: Trivia Night! at Ethereal Brewing (games): Join us for Trivia Night and win cash prizes! (Every Tuesday until August 28).
  • 7pm: West Sixth Beer Dinner at HopCat (alcohol/food): We’re excited to announce another beer dinner with our friends in the North Limestone neighborhood! West Sixth Brewing Co. is one of the oldest breweries in Lexington and one of the oldest friends to HopCat Lexington. Come check out this menu including the sought after Low Beam and the West Sixth Cask! See menu and purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 7:15pm: ZUMBA with Jenee at Castlewood Park (fitness/health): Join YMCA fitness instructor Jenee for a FREE ZUMBA 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 7:15pm. Meet new friends, catch up with old friends, and get some great exercise while you dance the evening away in beautiful Castlewood Park! All ages and abilities are welcome! It is outdoors, so be sure to bring some water!
  • 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).
  • 8pm: Open Mic Night at The Burl (free): Open Mic Night at The Burl hosted by Chris Floyd & Mark Cornelison every OTHER Tuesday after our free weekly yoga! All music / art welcome. Come shine on The Burl stage. (Every Tuesday until October 24).

 

Wednesday, August 22, 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).
  • 4pm: Diddley Lager Launch Party at Double Dogs Lexington (alcohol/cause): Here at Double Dogs our loyalty is leashed to our four-legged friends and of course, to YOU! So we’ve teamed up with Braxton Brewing Co. to bring you a tasty treat for a great cause – named after our owner’s beloved best friend. Introducing our signature brew, Double Dogs Diddley Lager, an 4% ABV, easy drinking, light and refreshing American Lager. With every keg sold, a $20 donation is made to local humane societies and that’s not all… The grains leftover after brewing each batch of this delicious beer are donated to Brewhaus Dog Bones, a non-profit company dedicated to providing vocational training for young adults with disabilities. We are throwing a special launch party at Double Dogs Lexington on August 22, 2018 from 4-7pm. We will have giveaways, and photo booth for you and your pup. We will be taking donations for Lexington Humane Society plus all the profits from Diddley Lager sold between 4-7pm will go to the Humane Society. We are so excited to introduce you to your new favorite beer and support wonderful causes.
  • 6pm: Ethereal Brewing Patio Party Featuring Ben Lacy & Corey Cross at Willie’s Locally Known (music): Enjoy amazing music from Ben Lacy and Corey Cross along with special new brews from Ethereal Brewing on the patio!
  • 6pm: Wine & Canvas at Parlay Social (art/crafts/class): Join us at Parlay Social for a painting party! Each class includes everything you need to create a masterpiece. Not a painter? No worries, our talented artist will guide you through the painting, no talent required! Cost is $35. Call to register: (859) 469-3736.
  • 6pm: The Gift of Color Closing Reception at the Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning (art): Please join us at the Carnegie Center for a closing reception. Enjoy wine, light bites, and sweets. Giclées and copies of The Gift of Color: Henry Lawrence Faulkner will be available for purchase. This is a free event, and no RSVP required.
  • 7pm: Go Cats Door Hangers at Cut and Paste Craft Studio (art/crafts/class): Show your UK spirit with a Go Cats Door Hanger. Choose an 18″ wooden paw print, HOME sign with a Paw Print or Football, or a 22″ Football to customize in your favorite team colors. We’ll provide all the tools to add “Go Cats,” UK or your initial. All signs are $35. Purchase tickets: 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!
  • 7pm: Pixar Trivia Night at The Casual Pint (games): On Wednesday, August 22nd, at 7pm, we’ll have a live trivia night with all Pixar themed questions. Better start watching every single Pixar movie — you have prizes to win! $30 for 1st place, $20 for 2nd, $10 for 3rd, and a free appetizer and some Casual Pint swag to Best Team Name, as chosen by the staff. See you there!
    On Wednesday, August 22nd, at 7pm, we’ll have a live trivia night with all Pixar themed questions. Better start watching every single Pixar movie — you have prizes to win! $30 for 1st place, $20 for 2nd, $10 for 3rd, and a free appetizer and some Casual Pint swag to Best Team Name, as chosen by the staff. See you there!
  • 8pm: Live Music at Parlay Social (music): Live music! (Every Wednesday until December 19).
  • 8pm: LCR SUMMER SOUNDS feat: The Rooster’s Crow, The Sway, The Mandels at The Burl (music): Live music!

 

Thursday, August 23, 2018

  • 6am: Yoga on the Green at Triangle Park (fitness/health): The Y is taking healthy living outside the walls of the Y and into the community to better serve our neighbors. Yoga on the Green classes are FREE and will take place at 6 a.m. at Triangle Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays from June 12 – Aug. 23. Bring water, yoga mat and/or towel. Text @travelingy to 81010 to stay informed! All classes are weather permitting.
  • 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).
  • 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: Ethereal Beer Science and Tapping at Mr. Brew’s Taphouse (alcohol): Join us for awesome Ethereal Brews and learn a little something about the science behind your favorite brain grenades!
  • 6pm: Class: Cheese History and Our Classic Favorites! at Wine + Market (alcohol/food): Cheese making and it’s subsequent satisfying consumption has long been part of human culinary history. In fact, archaeological artifacts have determined that cheese production has been a part of civilization for over 2000 years! Cheese making and it’s subsequent satisfying consumption has long been part of human culinary history. In fact, archaeological artifacts have determined that cheese production has been a part of civilization for over 2000 years! $20 per person. RSVP only, call (859) 225-0755 to sign up!
  • 6pm: A Taste of Samba with Teresa Tomb & Tripp Bratton at The Living Arts & Science Center (dance): Eat, drink, play, dance and be merry for a night of carnival music and dance. Join us for this exhilarating social experience with two of Lexington’s finest music and dance teachers! Enjoy hands on drumming and dance instruction based in the Samba style. Bring all your friends to explore this lively taste of Samba. Refreshments provided. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 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: Bark in the Park at Whitaker Bank Ballpark (dogs/sports/cause): Bring your family and friends (and pups too!) to Kentucky Ale #ThirstyThursday and Pepsi in the 859 #BarkinthePark at Whitaker Bank Ballpark!
  • 7:30pm: CMFL – Cabaret Concert at Al’s Bar of Lexington (music): Classical music takes over Al’s Bar of Lexington for a laid-back, cabaret-style concert featuring the entire Festival lineup. Enjoy the musical stylings of 2018 Artist-in-Residence Ben Sollee; Nathan Cole and Akiko Tarumoto, violins; Burchard Tang, viola; Priscilla Lee, cello; and Ensemble-in-Residence, WindSync; in one of Lexington’s most beloved bars. More details: HERE.
  • 8pm: George Clinton & the Parliament Funkadelic at The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center (music): The Lyric Theatre is pleased to announce George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic to hit the Lyric Theatre Stage on Thursday, August 23. More details: HERE and tickets available: HERE.
  • 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).
  • 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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