Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week of January 4-10, 2019

January 4, 2019

Hope y’all are having a wonderful 2019 so far!

There’s something that I love about a brand new year that gives me such motivation! I plan on getting back into doing these “Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week Of…” posts every week like I had been doing last year.

I’m also working on some awesome stuff for Fabulous In Fayette. I can’t wait to share!

Without further adieu, here is a list of over 100 events going on in Lexington the week of January 4 to January 10, 2019.

Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week of January 4-10, 2019

Friday, January 4, 2019

  • 9am: Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak Art Exhibit at Lexington Public Library – Downtown (art): View fifty original artworks created by Maurice Sendak, including his first sketches for Where the Wild Things Are. Explore the jungle at the Central Library, rock in Max’s boat, win prizes in their digital scavenger hunt, dress the Night Kitchen Baby, and more!  Over thirty events will be held at the library and its branches, and its partners throughout the Bluegrass region. Fun for monsters of all ages! This exhibit has toured the country and is the first showing of its kind in our region. More details: HERE (Recurring everyday until January 27).
  • 10am to 8pm: Beach House Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Beach House – Caribbean Coffee & Tapas – 109 West Sixth Street (food): Join Beach House for their ribbon cutting ceremony with Commerce Lexington Inc. They’ll be serving Caribbean style brunch and Haitian coffee all day!
  • 11am to 11pm: Winter Warmer Series: Barrel-Aged Velvet Lurker at Blue Stallion Brewing Company (alcohol): Nothing gets us through the harsh winter months like a Winter Warmer Series! Blue Stallion is releasing a new barrel-aged beer every Friday, beginning January 4th and running though March 1st. The series begins with their Bourbon Barrel Aged Velvet Lurker – it’s the Lurker you’ve been waiting for, only bigger, bolder, and better. They used their Almond and Vanilla Russian Imperial Stout from last year and poured it into a Barton barrel to patiently age to perfection. Supply is limited for these special-release beers!
  • 11am: Holiday Lights Recycling Drive at Pivot Brewing (cause): Come drop off broken or unwanted holiday lights!!! This includes string lights, rope lights and electric candles. You can also bring extension cords, timers, light sensors and power strips! Putting these items, or any electronics, in your blue recycling card can lead to equipment problems and delays at our recycling centers (Recurring everyday until January 20).
  • 4pm: $5 Happy Hour: BHG Private Selection Angel’s Envy Bourbon at OBC Kitchen (alcohol): Come out to OBC Kitchen for a unique $5 Happy Hour Friday, January 4 from 4-6pm. You can try BHG’s Private Selection Angel’s Envy Bourbon Whiskey for just $5!
  • 5:30pm: The Yonders at Lynagh’s Irish Pub (music): The Yonders! Live at Lynagh’s for Happy Hour for the first Friday of every month!
  • 7pm: Community Yoga at the Brake Pad – Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes (fitness/health/wellness): Join Colin for donation-based community yoga every Friday at 7pm at the Brake Pad (above Broomwagon Coffee and Bikes).
  • 7pm: Brad Hardin & The .357s featuring Chris Linton at the Austin City Saloon (music):
    This Friday, January 4th, Brad Hardin & The .357s bring REAL COUNTRY back to Austin City Saloon to kick off the first weekend of 2019 after a sold out show with Tyler Booth for NYE. Brad Hardin has quickly become one of Kentucky’s most sought after country artists. Doors open at 7pm with special guest Chris Linton opening the show.
  • 8pm: Glassworld, Left To The Wolves, and StormToker at Al’s Bar (music): Glassworld is making their debut in Lexington with support from Left To The Wolves and StormToker!
  • 9pm: RaeCamp Band at Creaux (music): Creaux is very excited to have Rae’Shawna Campbell rock the house on a Friday night! She is one of Lexington’s own and a most talented vocalist! Whether singing with a band or performing/acting in a local theater, she has been a part of Lexington’s Arts & Music scene for over 15 years. You will hear anything from R&B, old school, Jazz, Top 40, NeoSoul and everything in between when you hear her voice. Come vibe with Rae’Shawna Cambell and the RaeCamp Band!
  • 9pm: Garrick Howell and John McHugh at the Chevy Chase Inn (music): Live music!
  • 10pm: Elvis Cocktail at Red Mile (music): Join Red Mile for free live music by Elvis Cocktail 10pm to 1am in the atrium! Elvis Cocktail is a high-energy band that plays it all – from rock, blues, and so much more they’ll keep you on the dancing floor!

 

Saturday, January 5, 2019

  • 9am: Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak Art Exhibit at Lexington Public Library – Downtown (art): View fifty original artworks created by Maurice Sendak, including his first sketches for Where the Wild Things Are. Explore the jungle at the Central Library, rock in Max’s boat, win prizes in their digital scavenger hunt, dress the Night Kitchen Baby, and more!  Over thirty events will be held at the library and its branches, and its partners throughout the Bluegrass region. Fun for monsters of all ages! This exhibit has toured the country and is the first showing of its kind in our region. More details: HERE (Recurring everyday until January 27).
  • 10am: TERRARIUM WORKSHOP at the Arboretum (outdoors/kid friendly): $7 per family (up to 3 people) | $2 for each additional person. Pre-registration is required | limited to 30 participants. Recommended for ages 5-10 and their families. For the terrarium workshop, they will provide the supplies, and you can come build your own tiny world (Every Saturday until March 16, there will be a different workshop. To see a list of workshops, click HERE).
  • 10am: Barre, Meet Bar at 21c Museum Hotel (fitness/health/wellness): Join 21c at 21c Museum Hotel Lexington every Saturday for Barre, Meet Bar. Fire up a sweat then hit the bar at Lockbox for a mimosa. 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 (Recurring every Saturday until February 23).
  • 11am: Holiday Lights Recycling Drive at Pivot Brewing (cause): Come drop off broken or unwanted holiday lights!!! This includes string lights, rope lights and electric candles. You can also bring extension cords, timers, light sensors and power strips! Putting these items, or any electronics, in your blue recycling card can lead to equipment problems and delays at our recycling centers (Recurring everyday until January 20).
  • 11am: Bluegrass Greyhound Adoptions at Feeders Supply (cause): Come out to our Richmond Road store in Lexington on the first Saturday of every month to meet the adoptable Greyhounds of Bluegrass Greyhound Adoption (Next adoption date is February 2).
  • 11am: January Sampling Saturday at Good Foods (food): Start the year off right supporting local businesses. You can come find out more about your food and drinks from the people who make them and sample some of what they have to offer.
  • 4pm: Bourbon Palate Training at Whiskey Bear (alcohol/class): Learn to detect the nuanced flavors of bourbon like a professional taster. By performing proper nosing and tasting techniques, combined with culinary palate training and food pairings, you’ll quickly be able to isolate the complex flavors within your favorite bourbons. Your go-to bourbons will never taste the same again! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6pm: Chad Rogers at Horseshoes Saloon (music): Chad will be lighting the pre-party candle at The Shoe with acoustic renditions of your favorite country and rock classics, as well as a few surprises.
  • 7pm: Carrie Johnson and Taylor Hampton at Ranada’s Bistro and Bar (music): Ranada’s is thrilled to host Carrie Johnson & Taylor Hampton: a duo that crosses several genres – rock, pop and classic country but always in their own unique style. Carrie provides strong passionate vocals, memorable melodies, and dynamic rhythm guitar playing, while Taylor lays down clean, lead acoustic guitar, with just the right amount of twang, and a touch of Jazz.
  • 7pm: Frank Messina Live at Papi’s Mexican Restaurant (music): Come to Papi’s this Saturday, January 5th from 7pm to 9pm for live music played by Lexington’s very own talented musician and author of “The Bluegrass Files” Frank J. Messina. Papi’s will be doing some prize giveaways and margaritas will be half prize while Frank is there!
  • 7pm: Trivia Night at Good Foods (games): Join Good Foods Saturday nights in their cafe as they 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.
  • 8pm: Concert With The Stars at the Lexington Opera House: Event has been rescheduled for Saturday January 5, 2019 8pm. Original date was Saturday January 12, 2019. All tickets honored for January 5. “Concert With The Stars” is a cabaret-style concert of Broadway show tunes, interwoven with behind-the-scenes stories from the guest stars. The Broadway Stars of today are joined by the Broadway Hopefuls of tomorrow, in various numbers. The LEX celebrates numerous alums that have made their Broadway or National Tour debut since appearing in a LEX production. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Rob Maupin Jr Live at Lexington’s Cocktail TOO (music): Live music!
  • 8pm: Cannon Eyes, Flying Things, and Lylak with tri patterns at Al’s Bar (music): Live music!
  • 9pm: Michael Cruse Trio at Creaux (music): Michael Cruse is a soulful musician taking audiences by storm. Come check him and his jazz trio this weekend, along with very special guests from the Cincinnati area!
  • 9pm: Sorry Atari at The Cellar Bar & Grille (music): If your New Year’s resolution was to have more fun in 2019, you’re in luck! Sorry Atari will be playing super fun live music at the Cellar!
  • 9pm: Deathcrown//Casteless//KUR//Into The Grave at Best Friend Bar (music): Live music!
  • 9pm: Jake Brakes & Heartaches: Coby Langham and Sean Whiting’s Double Album Release Show at The Burl (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9pm: BCE with Dino at Rock House Brewing (music): Dino English of Dark Star Orchestra will join us for our first show of 2019.
  • 10pm: Ramblin’ with Bourbon Branch at Henry Clay’s Public House (music): Live music! No cover!

 

Sunday, January 6, 2019

  • 9am: Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak Art Exhibit at Lexington Public Library – Downtown (art): View fifty original artworks created by Maurice Sendak, including his first sketches for Where the Wild Things Are. Explore the jungle at the Central Library, rock in Max’s boat, win prizes in their digital scavenger hunt, dress the Night Kitchen Baby, and more!  Over thirty events will be held at the library and its branches, and its partners throughout the Bluegrass region. Fun for monsters of all ages! This exhibit has toured the country and is the first showing of its kind in our region. More details: HERE (Recurring everyday until January 27).
  • 10am: Yoga with Art at 21c Museum Hotel (fitness/health/wellness): Find your inner peace at 21c’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 SquareAttendees should bring their own mat or towel and water and arrive early to ensure a spot because space is limited (Recurring every Sunday until October 6)
  • 11am: Holiday Lights Recycling Drive at Pivot Brewing (cause): Come drop off broken or unwanted holiday lights!!! This includes string lights, rope lights and electric candles. You can also bring extension cords, timers, light sensors and power strips! Putting these items, or any electronics, in your blue recycling card can lead to equipment problems and delays at our recycling centers (Recurring everyday until January 20).
  • 11am: IP&J Cuban Food Popup At The Wild Fig Books and Coffee (food): Every Sunday at The Wild Fig come grub on some authentic Cuban food and enjoy the only Black owned/community co-op bookstore/coffee shop in Kentucky. More details: HERE.
  • 11am: Bridal Bliss Winter Classic at Hilton Lexington – Downtown (wedding): Join more than 100 local Wedding Professionals as you taste, touch, see, smell and gain amazing inspiration for the Wedding of your dreams! Admission is FREE for all to attend. Pre-Register HERE for faster admission upon arrival.
  • 11am: Community Yoga at the Brake Pad Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes (fitness/health/wellness): Join Christina Morales and Broom Wagon coffee for a community donation based class 11am every Sunday! Bring your friends, mat, towel and water! (Recurring Sundays until February 24).
  • 2pm: Family Fun on a 12 X 12 Canvas with Painting With a Twist (art/crafts): Square Canvas Class! Explore new possibilities with a 12″x12″ square canvas. The squares are the perfect size to display anywhere. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 2:30pm: POP Pilates at Pivot Brewing (fitness/health/wellness): Start the new year off right! Join Pivot Brewing for an hour of POP Pilates taught by Johnna Wilford, followed by a delicious cider from Pivot Brewing! All you’ll need is a mat for this pre-choreographed class with the combination of total body Pilates exercises and the energy of music. You’ll leave feeling sweaty, strong, and ready to take on MORE!
  • 5:45pm: Align Yourself With Your 2019 Intentions at Barefoot Works Yoga (fitness/health/wellness): The New Year is the perfect time to align with your intentions! A time to welcome change, to let go of what is no longer serving us and a time to open ourselves to our desires for 2019. This Master Class will guide you through a 90 minute asana practice in an organized and intelligent way, with detailed instruction to build depth, promote growth and sustainability in your practice. More details: HERE.
  • 6pm: Superb-o! at Lynagh’s Irish Pub (music): Come out and here Superb-o! play some great music and enjoy some great food.
  • 8:30pm: Archer Trivia at Soundbar (games): Join Soundbar for 5 rounds of Trivia all about the adventures of Sterling Archer!
  • 9pm: Wormfoot / Noncompliant / Helicoid at The Green Lantern (music): Live music!
     

 

Monday, January 7, 2019

  • 9am: Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak Art Exhibit at Lexington Public Library – Downtown (art): View fifty original artworks created by Maurice Sendak, including his first sketches for Where the Wild Things Are. Explore the jungle at the Central Library, rock in Max’s boat, win prizes in their digital scavenger hunt, dress the Night Kitchen Baby, and more!  Over thirty events will be held at the library and its branches, and its partners throughout the Bluegrass region. Fun for monsters of all ages! This exhibit has toured the country and is the first showing of its kind in our region. More details: HERE (Everyday until January 27).
  • 11am: Holiday Lights Recycling Drive at Pivot Brewing (cause): Come drop off broken or unwanted holiday lights!!! This includes string lights, rope lights and electric candles. You can also bring extension cords, timers, light sensors and power strips! Putting these items, or any electronics, in your blue recycling card can lead to equipment problems and delays at our recycling centers (Recurring everyday until January 20).
  • 11:30am: Shakti Vinyasa at YOGA at The Massage Center in Dudley Square (fitness/health/wellness): Inspired by Shakti, the divine energy of creation, this class is a powerful blend of breath, meditation, strength building and dynamic vinyasa flow.
    This class is designed to bring to balance masculine and feminine, strength and surrender. Shakti Vinyasa creates a powerful container (masculine) through intelligent alignment and challenging postures, then allows the divine feminine to flow through breath, grace, and focus. More details: HERE(Recurring Mondays until February 27).
  • 5pm: IP&J Cuban Dinner Pop-up At Ranada’s Bar and Bistro (food): Cuban buffet, drink specials, tables, Cuban music, possibly more. $15 a person. $13 vegetarian. $10 for people under 10. Children 5 and under free. Cash bar. $18 at the door. Menu will include Cuban pork, ropa vieja, chicken legs, black beans and rice, plantains, mixed veggies, and fresh baked buttermilk pie for dessert. Purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 5pm: End the Workday with KWA at West Sixth Tap Room (cause): Join KWA staff and the Friends of Red River Monday, January 7 from 5pm- 6:30p for a brew at the West Sixth Tap Room, 501 West Sixth Street, Lexington, KY. They’ll be talking about clean water, great beer, river cleanups, river floats and more! KWA staff will be there to answer your questions about how you can help protect and/or better enjoy Kentucky’s many beautiful waterways.
  • 6pm: Tween Craft Club: Decorate Sweet Treats at Lexington Public Library – Beaumont: Calling all crafty tweens! This month, decorate (and eat) some delicious baked treats! For ages 10-12.
  • 7pm: Donation Based Yoga at Ethereal Brewing (fitness/health/wellness): Come to Ethereal every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 7pm for donation-based Yoga with OMmaggi! Tips for the awesome instructor are greatly appreciated (Also, on January 21 at 7pm).
  • 7pm: Trivia Monday at World of Beer (games): Trivia teams assemble! Or play by yourself. Its your world, they just provide the trivia! Play to win awesome prizes each week! WOB also has $5 burgers and brats! You can’t beat that! (Recurring Mondays until April 29)
  • 8pm: Lexington Musician’s Showcase at Al’s Bar (music): Open Mic will be open to anyone after the showcase performances. The new host, Jack Smithers, will also be including recorded performances and interviews of each artist to put be on Lexington Musicians Showcase YouTube Series. Artist schedule TBA. Free Event.
  • 8pm: Trivia Nights at Best Friend Bar (games): Co-hosted by Local Trivia Action and Best Friend Bar. Trivia has fun prizes and is completely free to play! First place, second place, and third place get a prize. It’s at a bar, too, so you can drink, which is a great add on (Recurring Mondays until April 15).

 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

  • 9am: Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak Art Exhibit at Lexington Public Library – Downtown (art): View fifty original artworks created by Maurice Sendak, including his first sketches for Where the Wild Things Are. Explore the jungle at the Central Library, rock in Max’s boat, win prizes in their digital scavenger hunt, dress the Night Kitchen Baby, and more!  Over thirty events will be held at the library and its branches, and its partners throughout the Bluegrass region. Fun for monsters of all ages! This exhibit has toured the country and is the first showing of its kind in our region. More details: HERE (Recurring everyday until January 27).
  • 10am: Pre-K Art Day at The Living Arts and Science Center (art/crafts): 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 (Recurring Tuesdays until March 26).
  • 11am: Holiday Lights Recycling Drive at Pivot Brewing (cause): Come drop off broken or unwanted holiday lights!!! This includes string lights, rope lights and electric candles. You can also bring extension cords, timers, light sensors and power strips! Putting these items, or any electronics, in your blue recycling card can lead to equipment problems and delays at our recycling centers (Recurring everyday until January 20).
  • 11am: Blu Sol Vegan Pop-Up at Wild Figs Coffee and Books (books): Join Chef Indego for Blu Sol Electric Kitchen’s Vegan Pop-up every Tuesday at The Fig! This Tuesday will be the Avo-Taco Bar with a 3 for $5 special (Recurring every Tuesday until February 26).
  • 4pm: Kids Eat Free on Tuesday Nights at Pietana (food): Every Tuesday, bring your family & kids eat free! Kids will receive a Chef Liam’s Favorite small cheese pizza & beverage with each adult purchase. We’ll be playing your favorite cartoons & music videos from 4-6 but serving up pies until 11 pm! Join us weekly for a family-friendly evening! (Recurring Tuesdays until June 11).
  • 4pm: Bounty Rum Exclusive Tasting at Liquor Barn – Hamburg (alcohol): Join Liquor Barn for this exclusive tasting featuring Bounty Rum! If you are a rum lover be sure to add this to your calendar! Liquor Barn will be hosting a Bounty Rum tasting from 4-7pm at our Hamburg location! Be sure to stop by for a taste, some free giveaways and a Rum Old Fashioned cocktail!
  • 4:30pm: Taco Tuesday at Minglewood (food): Join Minglewood every Tuesday for new tacos!! Share 4 for $12 and pitchers of margaritas for $20!! (Recurring Tuesdays until April 30).
  • 5pm: Cosmic Arcade : The Lab – Winter Season at Al’s Bar (games): Welcome to the Lab : Winter Season! Al’s Bar has every date laid out through the winter finals. They are going to run the following games (seen HERE). BRING YOUR OWN CONTROLLER. THIS EVENT IS ALL AGES! (Also, on January 22, February 12, and February 26).
  • 5pm: Park and a Pint at Lexington Brewing & Distilling at Kentucky Ale (alcohol): They’ve got you covered for parking for the home games at Rupp! You can park at their brewery and distillery parking lot and grab a pint before the game! Their lot will be open two hours before tip-off and will be closed to new cars 10 minutes before tip-off. $10 per car. Spots guaranteed for the first 25 cars. Those 21+ will receive a “parking pint” of beer with valid ID (Also, on January 12, January 22, January 26, February 5, February 12, February 16, and February 26).
  • 5:30pm: Green Drinks at Pivot Brewing (cause): Join The Lexington-Fayette County Environmental Commission on the second Tuesday of every month from 5:30pm to 7pm at Pivot Brewing to discuss environmental issues facing Lexington, the Commonwealth and the world.
  • 6pm: Acro Fitness at Source On High (fitness/health/wellness): Learn skills from partner and solo acrobatics as you grow stronger and more flexible. Get ready to feel the release of all your daily tension and the stretch of muscles previously neglected as your skills and strength grows. No partner needed. All levels welcome. No experience with Acro Yoga required. $15 Drop In (Recurring Tuesdays until October 29).
  • 6pm: Drawing + Painting at Create Art + Play Studio (art/crafts): Students will learn to experiment with a variety of tools and gain an artist’s understanding of color theory. They will learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting such as value, texture, and perspective. Students will create studies utilizing their own ideas and learn how to bring these ideas to life on a larger scale canvas. $60. Tickets available: HERE (Recurring every Tuesday until January 29).
  • 6:30pm: Free Yoga at The Burl (fitness/health/wellness): Come get centered with with Christina Morales at The Burl for Happy Hour Yoga. FREE EVENT.
  • 7pm: Tuesday Night Live Team Trivia at Bear & The Butcher (games): Live team trivia. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, and best team name. Bear & The Butcher is a new restaurant in Chevy Chase that specializes in sausages made from scratch on premises and street food. As well two fully stocked bars with an abundance of locally brewed beer – draft, cans, bottles (Recurring Tuesdays until August 27).
  • 7pm: Kentucky Wildcats Men’s Basketball vs. Texas A&M Aggies Mens Basketball at Rupp Arena (sports): All patrons require a ticket, regardless of age. Ticket limits may change prior to the on sale. If accessible seating is sold out, please contact the UK Ticket Office at (800) 928-2287 during ticket office hours of 9 AM to 4 PM ET. Resale tickets are available from other fans and prices are determined by the seller, not the University of Kentucky. Additional inventory from the student allotment may be released at a later date. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Trivia Tuesdays at Ethereal Brewing (games): Enjoy a brew or two and flex that good, good gray matter with some Trivia at Ethereal!
  • 7:30pm: Open Mic Night at The Burl: Open Mic Night at The Burl hosted by Chris Floyd & Mark Cornelison every OTHER Tuesday after our free weekly yoga! All music / art welcome. FREE.
  • 8pm: Music Bingo at Drake’s (games): Come play music bingo and win prizes! A fun take on traditional bingo. Players are given a bingo card where numbers have been replaced with song names, music titles or both. There’s a winner every game and it’s Pint Night with $3 pints of Drake’s Lager and Beer of the Month! (Recurring Tuesdays until April 23).
  • 10pm: Pong Tournament at Soundbar (games): The Tournament starts at 10pm. Cash prizes for 1st and 2nd place. NO COVER. There is also GIANT Jenga, GIANT Connect 4, Cornhole, N64, PS4, and Nintendo Wii systems, so start practicing, because there are more tournaments coming every Tuesday!

 

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

  • 9am: Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak Art Exhibit at Lexington Public Library – Downtown (art): View fifty original artworks created by Maurice Sendak, including his first sketches for Where the Wild Things Are. Explore the jungle at the Central Library, rock in Max’s boat, win prizes in their digital scavenger hunt, dress the Night Kitchen Baby, and more!  Over thirty events will be held at the library and its branches, and its partners throughout the Bluegrass region. Fun for monsters of all ages! This exhibit has toured the country and is the first showing of its kind in our region. More details: HERE (Recurring everyday until January 27).
  • 11am: Holiday Lights Recycling Drive at Pivot Brewing (cause): Come drop off broken or unwanted holiday lights!!! This includes string lights, rope lights and electric candles. You can also bring extension cords, timers, light sensors and power strips! Putting these items, or any electronics, in your blue recycling card can lead to equipment problems and delays at our recycling centers (Recurring everyday until January 20).
  • 5:30pm: Beyond Mac & Cheese: Tween Cooking Class at Lexington Public Library – Village Branch (food/class): Tweens are invited to learn how to make a simple pasta meal the whole family can enjoy! This program will be offered again on Wednesday, January 23 at 5:30pm to 6:30pm at the Beaumont Branch. For ages 9-12. Register: HERE(Also, on January 23 at 5:30pm at Beaumont).
  • 6pm: Sewing, Textiles, and Weaving at Create art + play studio (art/crafts): Learn to sew, weave and so much more in this textile and weaving based class. They’ll work on several kinds of looms and make stuffed animals. For ages 6-13. $60. Tickets available: HERE(Recurring every Wednesday until January 30).
  • 6pm: Wednesdays at Louie’s Wine Dive (music): Enjoy Ronn’s bluesy Memphis stylings of hundreds of songs with dinner and drinks at one of Lexington’s finest restaurants every Wednesday evening in January! (Recurring every Wednesday until January 30).
  • 6:30pm: Laughter Yoga at Good Foods (fitness/health/wellness): Start the new year with a new habit. Join us for Laughter Yoga and discover the amazing medicine of laughter! No flexibility or sense of humor required!! Bring water and something to lay on (yoga mat, blanket, towel, etc) and wear loose comfortable clothing. (This class can be done sitting and does not require laying down.) Everyone is welcome, we accommodate all genders, ages, and abilities. Bring a friend and share the joy of laughter! You will leave feeling less stressed and more joyful, all while improving your overall health! Tickets are $7 and can be purchased: HERE.
  • 8pm: Justin Kaleb Driggers at Red Barn Live at 161 North Mill Street (music): American music throughout history has heavily revolved around folklore, superstition, and history itself. Growing up in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas, Justin Kaleb Driggers (JKD) was exposed to this at a very young age. Now residing in Nashville, TN, JKD brings his Ozark tales wherever he roams. His influences range from Hank Williams to Bruce Springsteen, two of America’s greatest storytellers, and JKD continues this storytelling legacy to his own generation.
  • 10pm: I Want It That Way – Boy Band Karaoke at Soundbar (music): Sing anything you want! Soundbar will have their full Karaoke library available, and a special list of Boy Band songs.

 

Thursday, January 10, 2019

  • 9am: Where the Wild Things Are – Maurice Sendak Art Exhibit at Lexington Public Library – Downtown (art): View fifty original artworks created by Maurice Sendak, including his first sketches for Where the Wild Things Are. Explore the jungle at the Central Library, rock in Max’s boat, win prizes in their digital scavenger hunt, dress the Night Kitchen Baby, and more!  Over thirty events will be held at the library and its branches, and its partners throughout the Bluegrass region. Fun for monsters of all ages! This exhibit has toured the country and is the first showing of its kind in our region. More details: HERE (Recurring everyday until January 27).
  • 11am: WHAT – World of Beer Heroes Appreciation Thursdays (cause): Police officers, Fire fighters, EMS, Doctors, Nurses, active duty, veterans, or reserves, we appreciate your service. Every Thursday enjoy 20% off your tab. Dine in only, discount with valid ID/Badge (Recurring every Thursday until May 30).
  • 11am: Holiday Lights Recycling Drive at Pivot Brewing (cause): Come drop off broken or unwanted holiday lights!!! This includes string lights, rope lights and electric candles. You can also bring extension cords, timers, light sensors and power strips! Putting these items, or any electronics, in your blue recycling card can lead to equipment problems and delays at our recycling centers (Recurring everyday until January 20).
  • 11am: Storytime with a Police Officer at the Lexington Public Library – Downtown (kid friendly): A police officer will be their special guest at this storytime to celebrate Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
  • 5pm: LinkedIn Local Lexington at Whiskey Bear (networking): Begin 2019 in the right direction professionally. LinkedIn Local Lexington is back for a new year and looking to grow your career’s and professional network’s to new heights. Come mIngle with the influencers, business owners, entrepreneurs, innovators and professional executives that put Lexington on the forefront for the coming years, in one of the top professional networking events in the area. More details: HERE.
  • 6pm: Ladies Night at Red Mile (games): Join Red Mile on Thursdays for Ladies Night with $2,000 worth of freeplay and prize drawings from 6-9PM, drink specials, and live entertainment! Eat, drink, and get lucky winning freeplay, purses, jewelry, gift cards, jackpots, and more! (Recurring every Thursday until January 31).
  • 6pm: Mixed Media at Create art + play studio (art/crafts): Paint, draw, collage, stamp, sculpt, glue! Mixed media include all types of art materials. In this class kids will learn to combine different art media to create totally original works of art. Age 6-13. $60 (Recurring every Thursday until January 30).
  • 6:15pm: CycleYou Cares Ride at CycleYou Lexington (fitness/health/wellness): Please join CycleYou and come sweat to the beat at a CycleYou Cares Ride to support Studio ThirftyFor the Kids, operated by The Foster Care Council, on Thursday, January 10th. This will be a 45 minute disco themed ride, Dawn Scott will be the Motivator. All fitness levels are welcome. The ride will begin at 6:30pm, please arrive by 6:15, and if you are new to cycling class, please arrive at 6:00pm. Bring a water bottle and your wallet! Towels and cycling shoes will be provided. The ride is free with a minimum $10 donation to Studio ThriftyFor the Kids. Advance registration is required. Details on how to register: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Bear Drawing at Michael’s – Hamburg (art/crafts): In this 2-hour beginner class you will master classic drawing techniques with step-by-step instructions demonstrated by your certified Grumbacher instructor to create this drawing. Class is $15. More details: HERE.
  • 7pm: Jyn Yates at Ranada’s Bistro and Bar (music): Lori Jo Bridges and Jyn Yates will be performing live for us from 7-9PM. There will Oysters, Chef specials to die for, and signature cocktails that will make you cry tears of joy. Come early as seats are filling up quicker faster every day!
  • 7pm: Whitney Cummings at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Whitney Cummings is a comedian, writer, and actress who has performed in stand-up specials for both HBO and Comedy Central. Best known for creating and starring in the NBC series Whitney, Whitney was also the co-creator and co-writer of the Emmy-nominated CBS comedy series 2 Broke Girls and is an executive producer on the ABC revival of Roseanne. Her first book “I’m Fine and Other Lies” is available wherever books are sold and her film directorial debut “The Female Brain” is available for streaming. Tickets available: HERE (Also, on January 11 at 7pm and 9:30pm and January 12 at 7pm and 9:30pm).
  • 9pm: Otto Von Schirach with Jon Dose, Bounce Rate, Leaden Verse & more at The Burl (music): Straight from Miami comes the Bermuda Triangle King with Electronic and Miami Bass vibes to cleanse your Pineal. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9pm: Free Comedy Show at The Twisted Cork (comedy): Who better to kick off the New Year with than Rob Wilfong! Rob’s brand of humor is so unique, it should be bottled. With a packed lineup and some guest spots, you will sure to enjoy the best comedy show you will ever see, in a drive thru liquor store!
  • 10:30pm: Pub Night with Joel at Henry Clay’s Public House (music): No cover. Good tunes (Recurring every Thursday until January 25).

 

 

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Hey y'all! My name is Whitney, and I'm the founder of Fabulous in Fayette. I grew up and lived in Appalachia for 22 years. In 2008, I left my life in Appalachia behind, and have been living in Lexington ever since. I'm a Proud Kentuckian and am in love with my city of Lexington. It's seriously one of the best places to live!

Not to be confused with Fayetteville, North Carolina. Fabulous in Fayette celebrates the fabulous city of Lexington, the great state of Kentucky, and Southern Living. In case you are not from here, Fayette refers to the county where Lexington is located!

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