Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week of January 11-17, 2019

Hope everyone had a good week!

They are predicting snow in Lexington this weekend, so everyone stay safe!

As always with Fridays,  I’ve put together 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 11-17, 2019

Friday, January 11, 2019

  • 8am: January Coffee Meet-up: Marketing for Food Service Businesses at Chocolate Holler (networking): January’s installment of Local First Lexington’s Coffee Meet-Up series will be held at Chocolate Holler. Our topic is NOM! Marketing for Food Service Businesses.
  • 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).
  • 11am: Toys For Tots Drive – Extended at Country Boy Brewing (cause): Help support Toys for Tots! They are EXTENDING the toy drive through JANUARY 31! Bring your donated toys the taproom and drop in the Toys for Tots bin. There will be drops at both taprooms! (Recurring everyday until February 1).
  • 11am: Free Donuts for Police Officers at OBC Kitchen (food): In light of last week’s donut tragedy, OBC would like to ensure the Lexington Police Department gets their donut fix! Officers, enjoy a free order of OBC Warm Buttermilk Donuts during lunch January 7-11. Please show badge to redeem, dine-in only from 11am-4pm.
  • 4pm: $5 Happy Hour: Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Bourbon at OBC Kitchen (alcohol):You can try Michter’s 10 Year Single Barrel Bourbon for just $5!
  • 6pm: Yoga + Bourbon Tasting at Sterling Hot Yoga (alcohol/health/fitness/wellness): Join Sterling Hot Yoga Works Lexington for their weekly Friday Fun Class at 6 pm (with Laura), and then stick around for a Bourbon Tasting with Matt Preston of the Lexington Bourbon Society. The bourbon tasting is FREE and included with your membership or drop-in class, must be 21 years of age with valid ID. Cheers! Sign up online to reserve your spot! $19 for a drop in class or $30 Unlimited Monthly Intro Special for new members!
  • 6pm: Chili Dog Party at Rock House Brewing (cause): Ugly Sweater Contest!!! You and your doggo! Awesome live band! Chili dogs, baked goods and fantabulous beer!
  • 6:30pm: Silver Sprint Roller Race Series at Bicycle Face: Come in and get rowdy every other Friday this Winter and shake off the winter blues. Join the tournament and there will be awesome prizes for the winners at the end of the series or just come in and call out your friends or a rival bike shop employee. $1 off drafts for anyone participating that evening (Also, on January 25, February 8, and February 22).
  • 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: 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 9:30pm and January 12 at 7pm and 9:30pm).
  • 7pm: Willie Eames Live at J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar (music): Live music!
  • 7pm: Paul Groves at Austin City Saloon (music): Live music!
  • 8pm: Joel Valentino at Mr. Brews Taphouse (music): Great beer and burgers, TV’s galore, and some good tunes to boot, come on out for a great start to your Friday night!
  • 8pm: Nights at the Algonquin Round Table at the Lexington Community Theatre: In the era of Flappers, Prohibition and Hot Jazz, the members of the Algonquin Round Table set the standard for a new kind of irreverent cultural comedy. Enter the new kid, determined to make a name for himself as a journalist by impressing the funniest and most famous writers on Broadway. It will take more than a sharp tongue to triumph in a battle of wits with notorious wise-crackers Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley and George S. Kaufman. Tickets available: HERE(Also, on January 12 at 8pm, January 13 at 2:30pm, January 18-19 at 8pm, January 20 at 2:30pm, and January 25-26 at 8pm, and January 27 at 2:30pm).
  • 9pm: Magnolia Boulevard with special guest Carly Johnson at The Burl (food): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9pm: MCR at Parlay Social (music): Live music from the Marble Creek Rangers!
  • 9pm: Ivy Rye, The Dirty Delusions, Michael Tyree, Greg Hall at the Green Lantern (music): Live music!
  • 9pm: SOUPBONE at O’Neill’s (music): Soupbone will be hit the stage at 9pm till 1am! Live music!
  • 9pm: Live Jazz with Paper Moon at Creaux (music): Live jazz music!
  • 9:30pm: 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 12 at 7pm and 9:30pm).
  • 10pm: If Birds Could Fly at Chevy Chase Inn (music): If Birds Could Fly are back! Live music! (Also, on Saturday at 10pm and Sunday at 8pm).
  • 10:30pm: Joel Valentino at Henry Clay’s Public House (music): Live music!
  • 10:30pm: Sip & Skate GLOW Event at Champs Entertainment Complex: Champs Sip & Skate GLOW Event. It’s time once again to put on your Roller Skates and get busy Boogieing Down. Come Skate to your favorite Old School Skate hits.

 

Saturday, January 12, 2018

  • 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).
  • 9am: Sweat Series at Water + Oak – The Summit at Fritz Farm (health/fitness/wellness): Join Water + Oak for a FREE workout class each month! Enjoy complimentary broth & samples from CoreLife Eatery & great discounts for participants! (Also, on January 26, February 9, February 23, March 2, and March 9).
  • 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).
  • 10am: Canvas + Cupcakes: Penguin Love at Create Art + Play Studio (art/crafts): Adults and children are invited to enjoy an afternoon creating a step-by-step painting while eating delicious cupcakes. Canvas + Cupcake classes are perfect for family excursions, inviting grandparents, birthday outings and spending time together. Drop your child off or stay and create together. Drop your child off or stay and create together. $25. Price is per person. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 11am: Beach Party at Oscar Diggs (food): Oscar Diggs is turning one! It has been a great year for us and they are throwing a ‘Beach Party’ to celebrate. They will be running beached themed food and drinks ALL day! Come watch the CATS and help celebrate their birthday! See food and drink specials: HERE.
  • 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: Peg + Cat LIVE! Storytime at Joseph-Beth Booksellers (kid friendly): Join Joseph Beth as the Norton Center puts on a snippet of their play “Peg + Cat”. Based on the Emmy-winning PBS show, it will be filled with comedy, songs, and Peg’s super cool pal Ramone! The play will be on the fiction platform.
  • 11am: Lexington Pit Crew Adoptions at Feeders Supply (cause): Come out to Feeders Supply on Southland Dr. in Lexington and meet the adoptable dogs of Lexington Pit Crew.
  • 11:30am: CBD and Yoga “Enhancing the Mind-Body Connection” Workshop (health/fitness/wellness): Join Meg Thompson and Kelli Gabat for a 2 hour workshop with CBD oil infused in hot tea and a practice combining meditation, steady movement and a restorative savasana. They have partnered with Bluegrass Hemp oil to combine the benefits of CBD and Yoga. $30 for monthly members and $40 for non-members.
  • 12pm: Lex Jam at Ranada’s Bistro and Bar (music): Ranada’s will be hosting Lex Jam’s open mic acoustic music session from 12pm to 4pm. Come out and listen, feed the vibe, enjoy some organic, improv, composisitions from Lex Jam’s ensemble and of course creative yet carefully crafted entrees and appetizers from Ranada’s. They will be serving some amazing new dishes from our lunch/brunch menu.
  • 12pm: 5th Annual Chili Challenge at Talon Winery (food): $5 entry fee gets you a taste of each chili in the challenge, live music, access to the Talon wine bar and a wine barrel tasting! Each guest will receive a voting slip at entry to vote for their favorite chili of the day.
  • 1pm: 20/20 Vision at Centered (wellness): First, you’ll create a vision board generalizing your goals for 2020, then you will discuss and identify what is in your power to make these goals a reality, emphasizing the importance of a gratitude list, planning, daily reflection, daily meditation, and the power of manifestation. Every day we hold the power to make our dreams come true. It takes hard work and dedication; what you put in is what you will receive, so implementing daily routines will ensure successful results. More details: HERE and tickets available: HERE.
  • 4pm: Advanced Bourbon Palate Training (alcohol): Take your experience of Bourbon to the next level! A quality Bourbon can contain over 200 flavors divided into five categories: Grains, Tree (wood and nut), Sweet, Spice, and Botanical (primarily fruit and floral). More details and tickets available: HERE.
  • 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 22, January 26, February 5, February 12, February 16, and February 26).
  • 6:30pm: Sunny Saturday! 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 they’ll 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: Park and a Pint at Lexington Brewing & Distilling (alcohol): They’ve got you covered for parking for the home games at Rupp! You can park at the 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 (Next date is January 22).
  • 7pm: Whitney Acke at Ranada’s Bistro and Bar (music): Smooth and sultry sounds with local singer songwriter Whitney Acke
  • 7pm: Stairway to Zeppelin at Manchester Music Hall (music): Stairway to Zeppelin features world class musicians from Nashville delivering what Led Zeppelin fans are saying is the most exciting and engaging Zeppelin tribute of all! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 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 12 at 9:30pm).
  • 7pm: Trivia Night at Good Foods (games): Join Good Foods on Saturday nights in our 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: Nights at the Algonquin Round Table at the Lexington Community Theatre: In the era of Flappers, Prohibition and Hot Jazz, the members of the Algonquin Round Table set the standard for a new kind of irreverent cultural comedy. Enter the new kid, determined to make a name for himself as a journalist by impressing the funniest and most famous writers on Broadway. It will take more than a sharp tongue to triumph in a battle of wits with notorious wise-crackers Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley and George S. Kaufman. Tickets available: HERE (Also, on January 13 at 2:30pm, January 18-19 at 8pm, January 20 at 2:30pm, and January 25-26 at 8pm, and January 27 at 2:30pm).
  • 8pm: GLOW at Sky Zone Lexington: The lights go off and the night goes off. Let’s GLOW! 3 hours of elevated night life every Saturday 8pm-11pm. Live DJ, Black Lights, Lasers- We’re Different After Dark.Two 90 min sessions or full 3 hour session available. Session 1 is 8pm-9:30pm. Session 2 is 9:30pm-11pm. Full Session 8pm-11pm. All jumpers must wear GLOW, neon or white shirt and everyone who enters the building must have a waiver on file (Also, on January 19, January 26, and February 2).
  • 9pm: Chico Fellini presents: Hang On To Yourself – A Night of Bowie at The Burl (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9pm: GLOW PARTY at Soundbar (party): GLOW PARTY is here once again! Welcoming back Students with DJ Crow in the booth. There will be two floors of black lights and awesome art installations, as well as body paint artists from Hair Nation Salon and Spa available from 9-11pm on Level 2.
  • 9pm: NightShades at Creaux (music): The NightShades first visit to this blues/jazz venue!
  • 9pm: Whalerus / He’s Dead Jim / Nicrophorus / Townsel Turner at Al’s Bar (music): Live music!
  • 9:30pm: 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
  • 10pm: If Birds Could Fly at Chevy Chase Inn (music): If Birds Could Fly are back! Live music! (Also, on Sunday at 8pm).
  • 10pm: Trippin Roots at Henry Clay’s Public House (music): Live music!

 

Sunday, January 13, 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 Square. Attendees 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 Every Sunday (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: 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).
  • 11am: Toys For Tots Drive – Extended at Country Boy Brewing (cause): Help support Toys for Tots! They are EXTENDING the toy drive through JANUARY 31! Bring your donated toys the taproom and drop in the Toys for Tots bin. There will be drops at both taprooms! (Recurring everyday until February 1).
  • 1pm: Bath Bomb Workshop at Create Art + Play Studio (art/crafts): This class allows your child to explore the wonderful world of science while making some awesome bath fizzies. Each kiddo will select their scents, colors (and some awesome surprises to stick inside their bombs) and will create a full batch of bombs with your assistance. You’ll walk away with several bath bombs and memories of a great crafting time. *Note children 7 and younger need to be accompanied by an adult. For ages 4 -12. $25
  • 2:30pm: Nights at the Algonquin Round Table at the Lexington Community Theatre: In the era of Flappers, Prohibition and Hot Jazz, the members of the Algonquin Round Table set the standard for a new kind of irreverent cultural comedy. Enter the new kid, determined to make a name for himself as a journalist by impressing the funniest and most famous writers on Broadway. It will take more than a sharp tongue to triumph in a battle of wits with notorious wise-crackers Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley and George S. Kaufman. Tickets available: HERE (Also, on January 18-19 at 8pm, January 20 at 2:30pm, and January 25-26 at 8pm, and January 27 at 2:30pm).
  • 3pm: Sunday Fun Day! 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.
  • 4pm: Second Sunday Cinema – Wall-E & Killer Klowns from Outer Space at Pivot Brewing (movies): Blast off (and other space-related puns) with January’s edition of the Second Sunday Cinema series, with WALL-E at 4 p.m., followed by KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE at 6 p.m. This is a pairing that’s out of this world! (Sorry.) $5 for one movie, $7 for the double feature. More details: HERE.
  • 8pm: If Birds Could Fly at Chevy Chase Inn (music): If Birds Could Fly are back! Live music! (Also, on Saturday at 10pm and Sunday at 8pm).

 

Monday, January 14, 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).
  • 11am: Mission Monday at Blue Stallion Brewing Company (cause):Join NTWO (National Thoroughbred Welfare Organization) at Blue Stallion for Mission Monday on January 14! 10% of the days taproom sales will go directly to NTWO, helping to further our mission to care for racing’s greatest asset, the horse. Details about the organization: HERE.
  • 11am: Toys For Tots Drive – Extended at Country Boy Brewing (cause): Help support Toys for Tots! They are EXTENDING the toy drive through JANUARY 31! Bring your donated toys the taproom and drop in the Toys for Tots bin. There will be drops at both taprooms! (Recurring everyday until February 1).
  • 11am: Dine Out for Dreams at Sedona Taphouse (cause/food): It went so well in November, that the Lexington Dream Factory and Sedona Taphouse are partnering again in January to Dine out for Dreams. Every Monday guests can purchase a $7 8oz Black Angus Flat Iron Steak (regular price $17.90) and $1 will be donated to the Lexington Dream Factory! Eat a great meal and help grant dreams while doing it. (Also, on January 21 and January 28).
  • 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).
  • 3pm: $5 Burger and Brat Mondays at World Of Beer (food): Every Monday join WOB for $5 Burgers or Brats, with your choice of fries, slaw or tots! Dine in only! (Recurring Mondays until April 30).
  • 6pm: Soup & Bread Lexington at Pivot Brewing (cause/food): Soup & Bread Lexington will be here serving up some hot meals and good conversation! Soup & Bread’s mission is to serve steaming hot bowls of homemade soup, fresh bread, good conversation, and a reason to get out of the house in the dark days of winter to any and all who need it. Pay what you can for your meal to support a rotating local charity each month. Events will be held on the 2nd Monday of each month. Soup & Bread Lexington is a monthly donation-based soup dinner made for and by our community through the winter. Proceeds are donated to a local charity.
  • 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)
  • 7pm: Conversations that Matter Community Discussion at Crank and Boom (wellness): At the next Conversations that Matter Community Discussion, welcome Jessica Bollinger, LCSW. Jess is an LCSW, who has been a certified Imago Relationship therapist for 20 yrs. She will discuss relationship building and how we can use relational competence to heal our wounds and make us whole again.
  • 7pm: DJ Rice and Friends at J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar (music): DJ Rice is hosting his very own jam session every Monday at J. Render’s. Come on out and hear everything from country to rock to blues and you never know who might be showing up to play with him.(Recurring Mondays until March 25).
  • 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 15, 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: Toys For Tots Drive – Extended at Country Boy Brewing (cause): Help support Toys for Tots! They are EXTENDING the toy drive through JANUARY 31! Bring your donated toys the taproom and drop in the Toys for Tots bin. There will be drops at both taprooms! (Recurring everyday until February 1).
  • 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).
  • 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: KIDS ART DAY 2019 at Crank and Boom (art/crafts/kid friendly): FREE ART ACTIVITY BY ON THE MOVE ART STUDIO! FREE SNACKS FROM CRANK & BOOM! FREE ICE CREAM FROM CRANK & BOOM! This is a open house style event. Come and go as you please. Open for all ages! (Next date is February 19).
  • 5pm: Merrick Inn’s Maker’s Mark Private Select with Bill Samuels Sr at Merrick Inn (alcohol): Bill Samuels Sr will be helping launch their Maker’s Private Select. We will have Merrick’s Makers on sale for $6 an ounce.
  • 5pm: Stonewall Elementary Spirit Night at Mr. Brew’s Taphouse (cause): Help pack the restaurant for a great cause supporting our local schools!
  • 5pm: Weller Weller Chicken Dinner II at Oscar Diggs (food/alcohol): This time with some extra limited Weller on the menu as well! Now, nothing is more ‘Kentuckian’ than fried chicken and bourbon. On Tuesday, they will be offering the best of both! DINNER SPECIAL includes Fried Chicken, Chive & Cheddar Mac & Cheese, Mascapone butter cornbread, and House Vinegar Slaw. ALL FOR JUST $12!!
  • 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: News & Brews: Lex-trepreneurship at Town Branch Distillery (networking): What does it take to start a new business in Lexington, let alone something unique our city has never seen before? Local entrepreneur Bryce Anderson will share his insights on opening Orange Leaf, Breakout Games and Vinaigrette Salad Kitchen and how you can bring your next vision to life in Lexington.
  • 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: Tuesday Yoga at Voices of Hope (fitness/health/wellness): Join us for free yoga at our Recovery Community Center (450 Old Vine Street) every Tuesday. Take some time out of your day just for you — to focus on your health, wellness, and recovery! Bring a towel and water. Mats will be provided (Recurring Tuesdays until December 17).
  • 6:30pm: Free Yoga at The Burl (health/fitness/wellness): Come get centered with with Christina Morales at The Burl for Happy Hour Yoga.
  • 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: Karaoke Night at bd’s – Nicholasville Road (music): Sing at the Mongo Bar every Tuesday for karaoke night. Enjoy $1 domestic draft pints, $4 Fireball shots and $4 Jager Bombs. (Recurring Tuesdays until December 31).
  • 7pm: Tammi Savoy & Chris Casello, Jittery Jack & Amy Griffin, & Sean Mencher at The Burl (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 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).

 

Wednesday, January 16, 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).
  • 11am: Toys For Tots Drive – Extended at Country Boy Brewing (cause): Help support Toys for Tots! They are EXTENDING the toy drive through JANUARY 31! Bring your donated toys the taproom and drop in the Toys for Tots bin. There will be drops at both taprooms! (Recurring everyday until February 1).
  • 5pm: Fat Orange Cat Brewing at Arcadium (alcohol): They are welcoming Fat Orange Cat Brewing from East Hampton, CT to Kentucky with a wicked rad tap takeover. See the beers they will have on tap: HERE.
  • 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).
  • 6pm: Paint Your Pet at Painting With a Twist (art/crafts): This Fun Custom Class is Perfect for all you Animal Lovers!! Space is limited however, so do not delay! After you register to ‘Paint your own Pet,’ you must email a headshot photo of your pet to lexington@paintingwithatwist.com. They must receive all photos at least 72 hours before the class. Each pet will be pre-sketched on your canvas prior to class. Please remember that the better the quality of your photo, the better the sketch will be! The way your pet appears in the picture will be the way it will be sketched on your canvas. Only one pet per picture! The day of the event, please bring the same photo in color! Tickets available: HERE (Class offered also on January 27 at 2pm). 
  • 6:30pm: Kristofer Bentley with special guest Chelsea Adams at The Twisted Cork (music): Live music!
  • 8pm: John R Miller and The Engine Lights at Red Barn Studio (music): Born on the outskirts of Washington, D.C., John R. Miller grew up in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, where the mountains meet Interstate 81. A co-founding member and songwriter for well-traveled bands The Fox Hunt and Prison Book Club, and hauling around a song bank of lyrically-driven country blues & folk, he has performed across the US, Canada, Ireland, the UK, Japan, and Europe. He has made several appearances on NPR’s Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, and has been a featured songwriter and performer on the Travelin’ Appalachians Revue. His song “Coming Down” was covered by Kentucky artist Tyler Childers on his album Live at Red Barn I & II. He quietly self-released a solo album Service Engine in 2014, and his most recent full-band effort, The Trouble You Follow, was released in 2018 via Lexington, KY’s Emperor Records. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Animal Years at The Burl (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9pm: Jeremy Pinnell with Eric Bolander and Jason Sinkhorn at Al’s Bar (music): Jeremy Pinnell brings his band from northern KY, joined by Lexington songwriters Eric Bolander and Jason Sinkhorn.
  • 10pm: Moulin Rouge Karaoke at Soundbar (music): Come hear and sing your favorite songs from Moulin Rouge! Sing anything you want, they’ll also have their full karaoke library available, and a special list!

 

Thursday, January 17, 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).
  • 11am: Toys For Tots Drive – Extended at Country Boy Brewing (cause): Help support Toys for Tots! They are EXTENDING the toy drive through JANUARY 31! Bring your donated toys the taproom and drop in the Toys for Tots bin. There will be drops at both taprooms! (Recurring everyday until February 1).
  • 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).
  • 11:30am: Winter RT with Ouita Michel at The Grand Reserve Event Center (networking): Since 2001, when Ouita Michel and her husband, Chris, opened the Holly Hill Inn in Midway, Ky., she has made locally grown ingredients a priority in her world-class cuisine. Michel’s restaurants have purchased almost $3 million of Kentucky-grown meats, dairy and produce. She was a James Beard Foundation Award nominee as Outstanding Restaurateur, and Best Chef in the Southeast. Michel and her restaurants are regularly featured in media such as The New York Times, Southern Living, Garden & Gun, Food Network and Cooking Channel. Tickets available: 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).
  • 7pm: Netflix Originals And Pj Party Themed Trivia at World Of Beer (games): They are taking Netflix and chill to another level! Throw on your pj’s and come play trivia with WOB to win some cool prizes! They’ll be featuring Orange is the New Black, Stranger Things, 13 Reasons Why, and Ozark. Its a broad category for sure, but will be loads of fun!
  • 7pm: Black Lens: The Wiz at The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center (film): The Lyric is pleased to announce our ‘Black Lens: Winter Film Series’ which showcases films that celebrate black cinema. From January 17 to February 28, every Thursday at 7:00 p.m., The Lyric will be showing a film that is FREE and open to the public.
  • 7:15pm: Drew Lynch at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Originally from Indianapolis, Drew Lynch moved to Los Angeles at the age of 19 with aspirations of becoming an actor. While living in Los Angeles, a softball injury left Drew with a severe stutter, limiting his chances of acting in front of the camera. Determined to move forward Drew turned to stand-up comedy and in 2015, he captured the hearts of America with his Golden Buzzer performance on Season 10 of America’s Got Talent. His performances landed him in the finals where he finished in second place. Tickets available: HERE(Also, on January 18 at 7:15pm & 9:45pm, January 19 at 7:15pm & 9:45pm, and January 20 at 7:15pm).
  • 8pm: The Werks at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Liz Cooper & The Stampede at The Burl (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
    9pm: Shock Theatre, Gemma, Seth Martin, Tyler Key at Best Friend Bar (music): Live music!
  • 10pm: 90’s Dance Party at Soundbar (music): Taking it Back to the 90’s at Soundbar! Wear you 90’s gear or come as you are! (Recurring Thursdays until March 1).
  • 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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