Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week Of April 13-18, 2019

April 13, 2019

Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week Of April 13-18, 2019

April 13, 2019

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Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week Of April 13-18, 2019

Saturday, April 13, 2019

  • 9am: Record Store Day 2019 at CD Central: Record Store Day is an annual event where they join with other record stores across the country and the globe to celebrate all that is fine about independent record stores in this increasingly digital and corporate world. They’ll have a ton of limited edition vinyl releases available, live music, giveaways and more. See details: HERE.
  • 9:30am: Brunch & Bets at Lexington Diner: Come out for a special brunch with Ellis Starr and Chef Chucky before Keeneland. Learn how to read the program, or read it better, as well as interpret the information to help you make betting choices. Learn how to find the contenders. Different types of bets explained. $25 three-course brunch. See menu: HERE.
  • 10am: Friends Spring Book Sale at Lexington Public Library: It’s that time of year again! Their annual spring book sale will have thousands of books at rock bottom prices! And all to benefit the Lexington Public Library! (Also, on April 11-14 at 10am).
  • 10am: Hop To It! It’s Easter Bunny Picture Time! at Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Come out on April 11th – 20th for your Easter pictures, now inside Joseph-Beth Booksellers, lower level. Choose from a picture with the Easter Bunny, live bunnies, or both! Photos printed on-site! Book your appointment today!
  • 10am: Spring Warehouse Sale at Clay Chick Ceramics (shopping): 25% off EVERYTHING shop Online Now or In Store on April 13. No minimum purchase or code required. Comment on order for local pick up.
  • 11am: Go See Trees Spring Challenge at Live Green Lexington: Learn about trees in Fayette County with the Go See Trees Spring Challenge, held March 16 through April 30. Choose from 30 trees of interest to explore – see a few or go visit them all! Download a Go See Trees passport from LexingtonKY.gov/GoSeeTrees or pick one up at any Lexington Public Library branch, McConnell Springs Park or Raven Run Nature Sanctuary. Visit at least 10 trees and turn in your passport for a prize. Collect all 30 to be eligible for a grand prize drawing for an “All Things Trees” gift basket valued at $250. Passports may be turned in to any Lexington Public Library branch or McConnell Springs Park.
  • 11am: Keeneland Brunch & Bloody Mary Bar at The Summit at Fritz Farm – Whiskey Bear (food): Come out every Thursday through Sunday from 11am to 2pm before heading to the races. We’ll feature a Bloody Mary bar and other drink specials! + Happy Hour until 6 pm and ALL DAY on Sundays! Brunch items available for purchase from vendors in The Barn.
  • 11am: Visit the Easter Bunny in The Barn at The Summit at Fritz Farm: Hippity, hop to it! The Easter Bunny will be in The Barn in between Atomic Ramen and Pasture from April 12th – April 20th. Photos with live bunnies will be offered on The Barn Back Porch on April 20th, weather permitting. Photos will be offered as walk-ins and photo packages are printed on-site as you wait (Also, on April 19 at 1pm and April 20 at 11am).
  • 11am: West Sixth Brewing Wooden Nickel & Bluegrass Pug Rescue at West Sixth Brewing (cause): WOODEN NICKEL at West 6th Brewing BLUEGRASS PUG RESCUE is the non-profit for the month of April!! Every time you buy a flight in one of their taprooms, you are presented with a Wooden Nickel that gives you the opportunity to give $1 to a local non-profit or use it for $1 off merchandise. The non-profit is different each month, This is just one of the many ways you can drink good beer and do good things (Recurring everyday until April 30).
  • 11am: Keeneland Spring Meet: Keeneland’s 2019 Spring Race Meet opens Thursday, April 4, and continues through Friday, April 26. No racing will be held on Mondays or Tuesdays, or Easter Sunday, April 21. Gates open at 11am with first post at 1:05 pm daily, with the exception of opening Thursday, April 4 when gates open at 1pm and first post is 3pm.
  • 11am: Easter Pawty! at Southern Barker: The Easter Bunny will be hopping along to Southern Barker Saturday April 13th for some FREE pictures! Bring your dog by to get a free picture! There will also be an in store Easter Egg Sale Hunt! Find an egg and find out what great deal is inside the egg! The Easter Bunny will be at the store from 11am-1pm!The egg hunt will be going on all day.
  • 11am: Princesses, PJs & Pancakes at Once Upon a Dream Tea Room and Princess Entertainment: Sleeping Beauty, our Arabian Princess and our Mermaid Princess are so excited to host this magical event!! Put your little one in her favorite pjs and bring her to get happy, crafty and dancy with her favorite princesses!! Seriously doesn’t get better than this with pancake kabobs and these three girls!! Only $47.00 for this amazing 3 princess event!!
  • 11am: Dogfish Head Record Store Day 2019 at The Casual Pint: Come celebrate Record Store Day 2019 with special tappings of American Beauty (collab with Grateful Dead), Dragons & YumYums (collab with Flaming Lips), Dogfish Head Seaquench, and Dogfish Super 8.
  • 11am: Caturday at Lexington Public Library – Main Street – Family Time Story Time: The whole family is invited to this PURR-fect story time featuring books, songs, & rhymes, followed by a special CATURDAY Craft. For families.
  • 11am: Spin The Black Forest Cake – RSD Release with CD Central at Rock House Brewing: Record Store Day is basically a national holiday around here, and it’s right around the corner. This year they partnered with their buds at CD Central to bring you a beer in honor of RSDs 2019 ambassadors, Pearl Jam. Spin The Black Forest Cake is a dark ale loaded with chocolate, cherries, vanilla, and lactose.
  • 11am: Coffee Tasting 101 with Nate’s Coffee at Lexington: Calling all coffee lovers! Join local Lexington roaster Nathan Polly of Nate’s Coffee for a “Coffee 101” including demonstration (and tasting!) of several different brewing methods.
  • 11am: Record Store Day at POPS Resale: There are special new releases that will ONLY go to independent record stores (no big boxes allowed). There are limited run and regional releases. Music that goes to indie record stores before being widely released. Free promotional items. And a chance to interact with others who share the same interests: RECORDS.
  • 11am: Lexington Pit Crew Adoption Event at Hollywood Feed – The Summit at Fritz Farm (cause): Please stop by and see some of the precious adoptable dogs in need of a home!
  • 11:30am: Caturday at Lexington Public Library – Main Street – Double Feature: Celebrate Caturday at Central Library with back to back showings of The Aristocats and Puss in Boots. Come early for a cat themed storytime and stay later to build a carboard castle for your cat!
  • 11:30am: Caturday at Lexington Public Library – Main Street – Build Your Own Cat Castle: Back by popular demand: design and build your own cardboard castle for your favorite feline friend! Basic tools and supplies provided, or bring your own.
  • 12pm: The Red Wagon Festival 2019 at Red Mile (cause): Music, Food, Drink, Carriage Rides, Pony Rides, CornHole Tournament, Chainsaw Wood Carving and Fun at the FREE ADMISSION Red Wagon Festival on Saturday, April 13th at Red Mile. **To benefit the children of Shriners Hospital**. More details: HERE.
  • 12pm: Kids Weekend at The Burl Arcade: Stop by The Burl Arcade with the little ones Satuday and Sunday, 4/13-4/14 from 12pm to 7pm for 25 cent plays and a unique arcade experience (Brunch truck on site Sunday!
  • 1pm: Grand Opening Tastings at Total Wine & More – Sir Barton Way: A portion of our Grand Opening sales through April 14th will be donated to The Living Arts & Science Center! So stock up on your favorites and do some good for a great cause in our community.
  • 2pm: The Magical Tales of Beatrix Potter at Lexington Ballet: Artistic Director Luis Dominguez is bringing his The Magical Tales of Beatrix Potter back to the stage for its 10th year anniversary. Bring the family for a springtime celebration with Peter Rabbit and his friends. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 5pm: Samuel J Comroe at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Samuel J. Comroe, a Los Angeles native, is a stand-up comedian who performs at over 100 clubs and colleges annually. He made his TV debut on TBS’ Conan, BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood with Kevin Hart. In 2018 Samuel was a finalist on America’s Got Talent and can currently be seen on America’s Got Talent Champions Edition.  In addition to his TV appearances Sam was recently featured on All Def Digital’s Comedy Originals. He is also the winner of Ricky Gervais’ Comedy Competition, The San Francisco Comedy Competition, and has over 40,000 subscribers on his Youtube Channel. His comedy is made up of the trials and tribulations of living with Tourettes Syndrome since being diagnosed at age six and observational material based on his life experiences. Tickets available: HERE(Also, on April 13 at 7:15pm, and 9:45pm). 
  • 2:30pm: Tidy Up! Organize Your Home at Lexington Public Library – Village Branch (class): Caught the Kondo bug? Organizing expert Diane Sainte Marie from Simply Organized by Diane will discuss simple ways to organize your home, followed by a folding demo that will leave your closet in tip-top shape
  • 5pm: April Food Trucks at Country Boy Brewing (food): Another delicious month of food trucks at the Lexington taproom! Riverboat Grill will be there on this day!
  • 6:30pm: Celebrity Curtain Call on Treasure Island at Lexington Children’s Theatre: Enjoy a reception with a delicious spread from Puccini’s, desserts from Azur, and drinks from Kentucky Ale and Blanton’s Single Barrel Bourbon. Your ticket includes unlimited munchies as well as two drink tickets and two bourbon tasting tickets. Don’t miss their live and silent auctions featuring trips to New York City, the Bahamas, and much more! Celebrity Curtain Call features our celebrity cast performing Treasure Island! Your contribution to LCT is invaluable – your gift will help bring the creativity, compassion, and community of theatre arts to over 130,000 children per year throughout the Commonwealth and beyond. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Beaux Arts Spring Ball 2019 at Cosmic Charlie’s: This year’s will be held at Cosmic Charlie’s on Saturday, April 13th. For the 51st, they will feature artists WSGs, HANN.SOLO, Coughinz, Currents, dynja, Mueller, Pebami, Dad Jokes, and $WEETBOY as openers, and they are so excited to have Esseks as the headliner this year! Tickets are LIMITED this year, so make sure you get yours in advance. Tickets will be $25 pre-sale and $30 at the door. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Trivia Night at Good Foods (games): Come out for Saturday nights in the 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.
  • 7:15pm: Samuel J Comroe at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Samuel J. Comroe, a Los Angeles native, is a stand-up comedian who performs at over 100 clubs and colleges annually. He made his TV debut on TBS’ Conan, BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood with Kevin Hart. In 2018 Samuel was a finalist on America’s Got Talent and can currently be seen on America’s Got Talent Champions Edition.  In addition to his TV appearances Sam was recently featured on All Def Digital’s Comedy Originals. He is also the winner of Ricky Gervais’ Comedy Competition, The San Francisco Comedy Competition, and has over 40,000 subscribers on his Youtube Channel. His comedy is made up of the trials and tribulations of living with Tourettes Syndrome since being diagnosed at age six and observational material based on his life experiences. Tickets available: HERE(Also, on April 13 at 9:45pm). 
  • 9pm: Sutphin(KS)/Forrest/BTY SLP at Best Friend Bar (music): Come check out Wichita, KS natives Sutphin as they come through Lexington with support from Forrest and BTY SLP!
  • 9pm: Year of October, Home Grown Head, & Footsteps live at Al’s Bar (music): Live music!
  • 9:45pm: Samuel J Comroe at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Samuel J. Comroe, a Los Angeles native, is a stand-up comedian who performs at over 100 clubs and colleges annually. He made his TV debut on TBS’ Conan, BET’s Real Husbands of Hollywood with Kevin Hart. In 2018 Samuel was a finalist on America’s Got Talent and can currently be seen on America’s Got Talent Champions Edition.  In addition to his TV appearances Sam was recently featured on All Def Digital’s Comedy Originals. He is also the winner of Ricky Gervais’ Comedy Competition, The San Francisco Comedy Competition, and has over 40,000 subscribers on his Youtube Channel. His comedy is made up of the trials and tribulations of living with Tourettes Syndrome since being diagnosed at age six and observational material based on his life experiences. Tickets available: HERE(Also, on April 12 at 7:15pm & 9:45pm and April 13 at 5pm, 7:15pm, and 7:45pm). 

 

Sunday, April 14, 2019

  • 10am: Friends Spring Book Sale at Lexington Public Library: It’s that time of year again! Their annual spring book sale will have thousands of books at rock bottom prices! And all to benefit the Lexington Public Library! (Also, on April 11-14 at 10am).
  • 10am: 21c Community Yoga with Art, Cindy Hutchison at 21c Museum Hotel (fitness/health/wellness): Yoga with Art in the 21c Museum Hotel Gallery! Find your inner peace at our 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.
  • 11am: Hop To It! It’s Easter Bunny Picture Time! at Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Come out on April 11th – 20th for your Easter pictures, now inside Joseph-Beth Booksellers, lower level. Choose from a picture with the Easter Bunny, live bunnies, or both! Photos printed on-site! Book your appointment today!
  • 11am: Go See Trees Spring Challenge at Live Green Lexington: Learn about trees in Fayette County with the Go See Trees Spring Challenge, held March 16 through April 30. Choose from 30 trees of interest to explore – see a few or go visit them all! Download a Go See Trees passport from LexingtonKY.gov/GoSeeTrees or pick one up at any Lexington Public Library branch, McConnell Springs Park or Raven Run Nature Sanctuary. Visit at least 10 trees and turn in your passport for a prize. Collect all 30 to be eligible for a grand prize drawing for an “All Things Trees” gift basket valued at $250. Passports may be turned in to any Lexington Public Library branch or McConnell Springs Park.
  • 11am: Keeneland Brunch & Bloody Mary Bar at The Summit at Fritz Farm – Whiskey Bear (food): Come out every Thursday through Sunday from 11am to 2pm before heading to the races. We’ll feature a Bloody Mary bar and other drink specials! + Happy Hour until 6 pm and ALL DAY on Sundays! Brunch items available for purchase from vendors in The Barn.
  • 11am: Visit the Easter Bunny in The Barn at The Summit at Fritz Farm: Hippity, hop to it! The Easter Bunny will be in The Barn in between Atomic Ramen and Pasture from April 12th – April 20th. Photos with live bunnies will be offered on The Barn Back Porch on April 20th, weather permitting. Photos will be offered as walk-ins and photo packages are printed on-site as you wait (Also, on April 19 at 1pm and April 20 at 11am).
  • 11am: Keeneland Spring Meet: Keeneland’s 2019 Spring Race Meet opens Thursday, April 4, and continues through Friday, April 26. No racing will be held on Mondays or Tuesdays, or Easter Sunday, April 21. Gates open at 11am with first post at 1:05 pm daily, with the exception of opening Thursday, April 4 when gates open at 1pm and first post is 3pm.
  • 11am: Military Day at The Races Presented by Marathon at Keeneland: Military Day at the Races Presented by Marathon recognizes the men and women who serve our country. All active-duty, reserve, veterans and military families receive free general admission and reserved grandstand seating with a military I.D., DD214, veteran I.D. or other form of Military I.D. at any pass gate. The Military Family Zone in the North Terrace will offer free food, live music and more from noon to 4 p.m. In honor of Month of the Military Child, Keeneland will have activities for children throughout the day.
  • 11am: West Sixth Brewing Wooden Nickel & Bluegrass Pug Rescue at West Sixth Brewing (cause): WOODEN NICKEL at West 6th Brewing BLUEGRASS PUG RESCUE is the non-profit for the month of April!! Every time you buy a flight in one of their taprooms, you are presented with a Wooden Nickel that gives you the opportunity to give $1 to a local non-profit or use it for $1 off merchandise. The non-profit is different each month, This is just one of the many ways you can drink good beer and do good things (Recurring everyday until April 30).
  • 12pm: Kids Weekend at The Burl Arcade: Stop by The Burl Arcade with the little ones Satuday and Sunday, 4/13-4/14 from 12pm to 7pm for 25 cent plays and a unique arcade experience (Brunch truck on site Sunday!
  • 12pm: Carnival 2019 at Kroger Field: It’s that time of year once again! On Sunday, April 14th the SAB Carnival is back. Students and Community members are invited to come out to the Orange Lot from 12-6 pm to enjoy carnival rides, games, great music, delicious food and so much more! Everything is free for all.
  • 1pm: Kids/Family Day-Mommy and Me Unicorn at Painting With a Twist (art): All ages are welcome. This class is fun for anyone and everyone for only $25 a Painter! This event does require a sketch. When you arrive, the outline will be sketched on your canvases. Bring the entire family or come by yourself for an afternoon of fun! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 1pm: Reid Travis Autograph Signing at KSR Bar and Grille: Come to KSBar and Grille on Sunday, April 14 to meet Reid Travis! He will be meeting fans and signing autographs from 1:00 to 3:00 pm! Numbered control card will be available for pickup beginning Friday, April 12. Stop by anytime throughout the weekend to grab a card to hold your place in line.
  • 2pm: Paint Party at Ethereal Brewery (art/crafts): When you arrive you will get to choose 5 inserts to paint for your sign! You will be provided with everything you need! That includes: paint, brushes, stencils, velcro, painters tape and hanging hardware. Walk-ins are welcome but there will only be a limited number of extra signs. Ticket sales close 24 hours before the event start time!Tickets are $40 before the event at $45 at the door. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Yoga at The Speakeasy (fitness/health/wellness): Donation based!!
  • 7pm: Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio w/ Driftwood Gypsy at The Burl (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8:30pm: Arrow Trivia at Soundbar (games): How much do you know about Oliver Queen’s adventures as the Emerald Archer? Come out for 5 rounds of trivia!
  • 9pm: Game of Thrones Watch Party at Rock House Brewing: GoT kicks off its final season this April. They will be hosting a watch party for each and every episode and they hope you can join them!

 

Monday, April 15, 2019

  • 8am: Nickels for Nonprofits at Whole Foods (cause): Seedleaf is partnering with Whole Foods Market this spring one nickel at a time! They have been busy sowing seeds and preparing growing beds in their 14 free u-pick community gardens and it costs them about a nickel to get each plant going in the greenhouse space. You can help them grow more by taking your own shopping bag to Whole Foods—we get five shiny pennies every time you do from April 1st till June 30th! (Recurring).
  • 8:45am: Monday Morning Community Yoga at Martine’s Pastries (health/fitness/wellness): Yoga instructor Erica House is leading a Monday morning community yoga practice for all upstairs in the shop. Erica’s donation based class is perfect for any age, level or ability.
  • 11am: Hop To It! It’s Easter Bunny Picture Time! at Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Come out on April 11th – 20th for your Easter pictures, now inside Joseph-Beth Booksellers, lower level. Choose from a picture with the Easter Bunny, live bunnies, or both! Photos printed on-site! Book your appointment today!
  • 11am: Go See Trees Spring Challenge at Live Green Lexington: Learn about trees in Fayette County with the Go See Trees Spring Challenge, held March 16 through April 30. Choose from 30 trees of interest to explore – see a few or go visit them all! Download a Go See Trees passport from LexingtonKY.gov/GoSeeTrees or pick one up at any Lexington Public Library branch, McConnell Springs Park or Raven Run Nature Sanctuary. Visit at least 10 trees and turn in your passport for a prize. Collect all 30 to be eligible for a grand prize drawing for an “All Things Trees” gift basket valued at $250. Passports may be turned in to any Lexington Public Library branch or McConnell Springs Park.
  • 11am: West Sixth Brewing Wooden Nickel & Bluegrass Pug Rescue at West Sixth Brewing (cause): WOODEN NICKEL at West 6th Brewing BLUEGRASS PUG RESCUE is the non-profit for the month of April!! Every time you buy a flight in one of their taprooms, you are presented with a Wooden Nickel that gives you the opportunity to give $1 to a local non-profit or use it for $1 off merchandise. The non-profit is different each month, This is just one of the many ways you can drink good beer and do good things (Recurring everyday until April 30).
  • 2:30pm: Tidy Up! Organize Your Home at Lexington Public Library – Tates Creek Branch (class): Caught the Kondo bug? Organizing expert Diane Sainte Marie from Simply Organized by Diane will discuss simple ways to organize your home, followed by a folding demo that will leave your closet in tip-top shape
  • 3pm: Visit the Easter Bunny in The Barn at The Summit at Fritz Farm: Hippity, hop to it! The Easter Bunny will be in The Barn in between Atomic Ramen and Pasture from April 12th – April 20th. Photos with live bunnies will be offered on The Barn Back Porch on April 20th, weather permitting. Photos will be offered as walk-ins and photo packages are printed on-site as you wait (Also, on April 19 at 1pm and April 20 at 11am).
  • 5:30pm: Pitch It: Shark Tank Edition at Base 110: Shark Tank is coming to Louisville. Join us at Base110 for a special Pitch It edition to prepare. Base110 and Awesome Inc are co-hosting this event for anyone hoping to pitch at Shark Tank casting call in Louisville on April 29th. We will have coaching mentors for feedback and time to workshop your pitch.
  • 6pm: Owner/Winemaker Event: Palazzo Wines at wine + market: After a successful career in the music business (the dude is a Grammy nominee) he turned his focus to another passion: luxurious Napa Valley red wine. Palazzo fashions his highly rated wines in the right bank Bordeaux style, and since the early 2000’s, his wines have risen to near-cult status in Napa. Not only are his wines remarkable, Palazzo is a charismatic entertainer, so expect a memorable – and delicious – event! Cost: $25/person, includes paired cheese plate. RSVP: 225-0755.
  • 6pm: Greg Austin LIVE at The Twisted Cork (music): The Twisted Cork and Listen Locally present Lexington Music Award Lifetime Achievement Honoree Greg Austin LIVE every Monday Night – each performance delivering one of the most memorable experiences you will ever have! Relive some great times, support local music, hear Greg Austin’s new songs in a celebration of fun, music and friendship.
  • 6:30pm: Bleu Monday Tango at Le Deauville: Marc Puil has confirmed the date and will have Tango on Monday, April 15th in the back room!
  • 7pm: Monday Night Trivia at Fusion Brewing (games): Come out with us and have fun competing against other people/teams!
  • 7pm: Grandview Pickers at Woodsongs (music): WoodSongs is a multi-media event that tapes in Lexington, KY hosted by folk singer Michael Johnathon. The show is broadcast on over 500 radio stations, live webcast, on-line streaming, video/audio podcast, public TV stations across the country airing in 90 million households, and now being broadcast by American Forces Radio Network. AFN broadcasts into over 180 countries and every US Navel ship at sea.
  • 7pm: Donation-based Yoga at Ethereal Brewing (health/fitness/wellness): Come out 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.
  • 7:30pm: Mixtape Monday with DJ Johnnie Johnson at Creaux (music): Lexington’s newest social & networking mixer kicking off for the warm weather season!
  • 8pm: Trivia Nights at Best Friend Bar (games): Trivia has fun prizes and is completely free to play! Ask yourself a question–and be honest: how often do you get that kind of opportunity. 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.
  • 8pm: Lexington Musicians Showcase at Al’s Bar of Lexington (music): Invite your friends out to see an amazing showcase!! Music starts at 8pm. FREE EVENT!!!
  • 9pm: Champion’s Poker Tournament at Soundbar (games): EVERY WEEK at our Monday Night Poker game the winner will claim the $50 CASH PRIZE & their seat at the Champions Table on April 29th. More details: HERE.

 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

  • 10am: Hop To It! It’s Easter Bunny Picture Time! at Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Come out on April 11th – 20th for your Easter pictures, now inside Joseph-Beth Booksellers, lower level. Choose from a picture with the Easter Bunny, live bunnies, or both! Photos printed on-site! Book your appointment today!
  • 11am: Go See Trees Spring Challenge at Live Green Lexington: Learn about trees in Fayette County with the Go See Trees Spring Challenge, held March 16 through April 30. Choose from 30 trees of interest to explore – see a few or go visit them all! Download a Go See Trees passport from LexingtonKY.gov/GoSeeTrees or pick one up at any Lexington Public Library branch, McConnell Springs Park or Raven Run Nature Sanctuary. Visit at least 10 trees and turn in your passport for a prize. Collect all 30 to be eligible for a grand prize drawing for an “All Things Trees” gift basket valued at $250. Passports may be turned in to any Lexington Public Library branch or McConnell Springs Park.
  • 11am: West Sixth Brewing Wooden Nickel & Bluegrass Pug Rescue at West Sixth Brewing (cause): WOODEN NICKEL at West 6th Brewing BLUEGRASS PUG RESCUE is the non-profit for the month of April!! Every time you buy a flight in one of their taprooms, you are presented with a Wooden Nickel that gives you the opportunity to give $1 to a local non-profit or use it for $1 off merchandise. The non-profit is different each month, This is just one of the many ways you can drink good beer and do good things (Recurring everyday until April 30).
  • 2pm: Tea Tuesday at Waveland: 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.Call today to schedule your tea at Waveland! 859-272-3611. All Tea Prices: $30.00 per person.
  • 3pm: Visit the Easter Bunny in The Barn at The Summit at Fritz Farm: Hippity, hop to it! The Easter Bunny will be in The Barn in between Atomic Ramen and Pasture from April 12th – April 20th. Photos with live bunnies will be offered on The Barn Back Porch on April 20th, weather permitting. Photos will be offered as walk-ins and photo packages are printed on-site as you wait (Also, on April 19 at 1pm and April 20 at 11am).
  • 4pm: Tuesday Clay Explorers at Cut and Paste Craft Studio (art): Come out for After School Art Club as we explore different kinds of clay and techniques. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 5pm: KIDS ART DAY 2019 R Crank and Boom (art/crafts/kid friendly): FOR KIDS! FREE ART ACTIVITY BY ON THE MOVE ART STUDIO. FREE SNACKS FROM CRANK & BOOM. FREE ICE CREAM FROM CRANK & BOOM!
  • 5pm: Blowing Smoke with Liquor Barn Cigar Ambassador Jason Lois at Liquor Barn – Beaumont: This exclusive cigar event is one you will not want to miss! Come out to the Beaumont location on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 5-8pm! They will have amazing offers on cigars and a specialty drink to pair with it! Be sure to stop by and blow some smoke with their Cigar Ambassador Jason Lois!
  • 5:30pm: Founder’s Beer Dinner at Merrick Inn (food): Night will start off with Founders Solid Gold, then will proceed into a food and beer pairing of 3 courses. $35 a person, gratuity not included. Seats are very limited, please call The Merrick Inn to reserve your seat.
  • 5:30pm: Basic Watercolor Embroidery 101 with Sandi Savage at Kentucky Maker Company (art/crafts/class): It’s time to learn some basic stitches of embroidery and watercoloring fabric so you can start creating! All you need will be provided at the workshop. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6pm: News & Brews: Owning Your Destiny: The Founder’s Mentality at Town Branch Distillery: Come out for a cold beer from Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. and a light bite with an exciting series of discussions dedicated to discovering new ideas. Each month, new speakers will join us to explore topics ranging from health and wellness to economic growth in Kentucky. Don’t miss the chance to be part of the disruption in Kentucky. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6pm: Acro Fitness at Source On High (health/fitness/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.
  • 6:30pm: Ladies Night at Painting With a Twist (art): NEW ART for Ladies Night for $35 a guest! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Yoga at The Burl (health/fitness/wellness): Come get centered with with Christina Morales at The Burl for Happy Hour Yoga.
  • 6:30pm: Free Tuesday Yoga at Voices of Hope (health/fitness/wellness): Come out 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!
  • 7pm: FJ Messina | The Bluegrass Files: The Bourbon Brotherhood at Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Bourbon, Bullets, and Blood! Private investigator Sonia Vitale tries to solve a murder and save an industry. Can she face the ultimate challenge? Can she do what must be done?
  • 7pm: Tuesday Night Live Team Trivia at Bear and the Butcher (games): Live team trivia. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, and best team name!
  • 7pm: Comedy Central Themed trivia! at Pivot Brewing (games): Join Local Trivia Action at Pivot Brewing for a theme show all about Comedy Central shows! South Park, Key & Peele, Broad City, and more!
  • 7pm: Lagunitas Beer Dinner at HopCat (food): 4/20 is right around the corner! It’s the time of year we welcome in our favorite offerings from Lagunitas Brewing Co. All of these beers have quite the story! You’ll love to hear about them over a four-course meal, expertly curated by our chefs. See menu: HERE and tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Live Trivia Nights at Tilted Kilt Lexington (games): Beginning Tuesday, April 16th at 7:00PM, #LiveTrivia starts at the Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery in Lexington! And then EVERY TUESDAY, every week from there on out!
  • 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!
  • 10pm: GIANT Jenga Tournament at Soundbar (games): GIANT JENGA TOURNAMENT at Soundbar! Sign in at the bar by 10pm – the Tournament starts shortly after.

 

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

  • 11am: Keeneland Spring Meet: Keeneland’s 2019 Spring Race Meet opens Thursday, April 4, and continues through Friday, April 26. No racing will be held on Mondays or Tuesdays, or Easter Sunday, April 21. Gates open at 11am with first post at 1:05 pm daily, with the exception of opening Thursday, April 4 when gates open at 1pm and first post is 3pm.
  • 11am: Go See Trees Spring Challenge at Live Green Lexington: Learn about trees in Fayette County with the Go See Trees Spring Challenge, held March 16 through April 30. Choose from 30 trees of interest to explore – see a few or go visit them all! Download a Go See Trees passport from LexingtonKY.gov/GoSeeTrees or pick one up at any Lexington Public Library branch, McConnell Springs Park or Raven Run Nature Sanctuary. Visit at least 10 trees and turn in your passport for a prize. Collect all 30 to be eligible for a grand prize drawing for an “All Things Trees” gift basket valued at $250. Passports may be turned in to any Lexington Public Library branch or McConnell Springs Park.
  • 11am: West Sixth Brewing Wooden Nickel & Bluegrass Pug Rescue at West Sixth Brewing (cause): WOODEN NICKEL at West 6th Brewing BLUEGRASS PUG RESCUE is the non-profit for the month of April!! Every time you buy a flight in one of their taprooms, you are presented with a Wooden Nickel that gives you the opportunity to give $1 to a local non-profit or use it for $1 off merchandise. The non-profit is different each month, This is just one of the many ways you can drink good beer and do good things (Recurring everyday until April 30).
  • 11:30am: Feed the Soul at The Lyric: Join us every second Wednesday, April to December, for a catered lunch and music that nurtures your soul. Enjoy artists with styles ranging from blues, jazz and everything in between. Music by Michael Cruse (Recurring the second Wednesday).
  • 3pm: Visit the Easter Bunny in The Barn at The Summit at Fritz Farm: Hippity, hop to it! The Easter Bunny will be in The Barn in between Atomic Ramen and Pasture from April 12th – April 20th. Photos with live bunnies will be offered on The Barn Back Porch on April 20th, weather permitting. Photos will be offered as walk-ins and photo packages are printed on-site as you wait (Also, on April 19 at 1pm and April 20 at 11am).
  • 3pm: Hop To It! It’s Easter Bunny Picture Time! at Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Come out on April 11th – 20th for your Easter pictures, now inside Joseph-Beth Booksellers, lower level. Choose from a picture with the Easter Bunny, live bunnies, or both! Photos printed on-site! Book your appointment today!
  • 5pm: Spring Carnival at Fayette Mall: The Spring Carnival is back at Fayette Mall from April 17 to April 21! Located in the Fayette Mall parking lot, near Dick’s Sporting Goods. More details: HERE.
  • 5pm: April Food Trucks at Country Boy Brewing (food): Another delicious month of food trucks at the Lexington taproom! Yamaguchi Noodle Tent will be there on this day!
  • 5pm: Family Fun & Learning Night: Celebrate the Earth at Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning (kid friendly): Come out as we celebrate our beautiful Earth with crafts and activities led by Black Soil: Our Better Nature, FoodChain, Bluegrass Greensource, Seedleaf, and LFUCG Department of Environmental Quality. All families will enjoy a delicious and healthy dinner and take home a brand new book. Enjoy family-friendly music by local musician David Napier.
  • 6pm: Ladies Night at Bar Louie: Come Sip and Shop for Ladies Night at Bar Louie! DJ LEXO will be back playing another all female set! Drink specials including 1/2 off select glasses and bottles of wine and $1.50 Domestics will be going on all night long.
  • 6pm: Kendra Scott and International Book Project at Kendra Scott (cause): Enjoy wine and desserts as you browse Kendra Scott’s beautiful jewelry. 20% of all proceeds made during the event will be donated to International Book Project.
  • 6pm: True Crime Series – Episode #5 at Lexington Public Library – Downtown: The murder of 13 year-old Haley McHone in May, 1999 by Serial Murderer Tommy Lynn Sells in Lexington. This killer committed murders all across America. This time he struck in Lexington, Kentucky. The body of Haley was found in bushes 150 feet from her home. Sells was sentenced to death in Texas and was executed in 2014 by lethal injection. Come out for the presentation of this TRUE CRIME.
  • 6:30pm: Easter Cookie Class at Seventh + Lime (food/class): This is a beginner/intermediate cookie decorating class where I will give you step by step instructions on how to decorate adorable Easter themed cookies. Experience is not required, but it is recommended. You will leave with 6 cookies decorated all by you! After class is over, you will also be sent an email with lots of helpful decorating tips + tricks that the instructor learned over the last few years. More details: HERE and tickets available: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Aisley Autumn at Ranada’s Bistro & Bar (music): Come to Ranada’s Bistro & Bar in downtown Lexington for an evening of original music, acoustic covers, and high-end food.
  • 7pm: Wednesday Trivia at Mirror Twin Brewing (games): Trivia!! (Recurring Wednesdays at 7pm).
  • 7pm: Memphis May Fire / 3 Minutes To Live / Until The Dead Walk / O.C at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Modern Embroidery Workshop at Forage (art/crafts): Join Thistle & Thread Design as she teaches you how to stick your very own wall art. This one will be geared towards all you plant lovers so don’t miss out! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Dinner with Master Distiller Harlen Wheatley at Oscar Diggs (food): Dinner will consist of four small plate paired with Buffalo Trace spirits. Harlan will be discussing the spirits served and also whats new with Buffalo Trace. Don’t miss your chance to dine with the master distiller of some of the worlds most sought after bourbons. See menu: HERE and tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Pub Trivia at HopCat Lexington (games): Come school some fools every Wednesday at 8pm. Grab a beer and your smartest pals – trivia is free to play. You may even win a prize.
  • 8pm: Brandon Moore & The Highway Natives + Will Solomon at The Burl (music): Have a beer or two, and bring your friends! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 10pm: Who Run The World? Beyonce Karaoke at Soundbar (music): Come sing and hear your favorite Hits with your Karaoke Host JayJax!

 

Thursday, April 18, 2019

  • 10am: Hop To It! It’s Easter Bunny Picture Time! at Joseph-Beth Booksellers: Come out on April 11th – 20th for your Easter pictures, now inside Joseph-Beth Booksellers, lower level. Choose from a picture with the Easter Bunny, live bunnies, or both! Photos printed on-site! Book your appointment today! (Also, on April 19 at 10am and April 20 at 10am).
  • 10am: Paint at Painting With a Twist (art/crafts): This event does require a Sketch. When you arrive, the outline of the horse will be sketched on your canvases. Feel free to change an of the colors you wish. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 10:30am: Southland’s 3rd Birthday! at Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe: ALL DAY Thursday, April 18, they are celebrating their 3rd birthday! $3 BEER. $3 OFF ALL FEASTS. CAKE CUTTING & MORE!!
  • 11am: Go See Trees Spring Challenge at Live Green Lexington: Learn about trees in Fayette County with the Go See Trees Spring Challenge, held March 16 through April 30. Choose from 30 trees of interest to explore – see a few or go visit them all! Download a Go See Trees passport from LexingtonKY.gov/GoSeeTrees or pick one up at any Lexington Public Library branch, McConnell Springs Park or Raven Run Nature Sanctuary. Visit at least 10 trees and turn in your passport for a prize. Collect all 30 to be eligible for a grand prize drawing for an “All Things Trees” gift basket valued at $250. Passports may be turned in to any Lexington Public Library branch or McConnell Springs Park.
  • 11am: Keeneland Brunch & Bloody Mary Bar at The Summit at Fritz Farm – Whiskey Bear (food): Come out every Thursday through Sunday from 11am to 2pm before heading to the races. We’ll feature a Bloody Mary bar and other drink specials! + Happy Hour until 6 pm and ALL DAY on Sundays! Brunch items available for purchase from vendors in The Barn.
  • 11am: Keeneland Spring Meet at Keeneland: Keeneland’s 2019 Spring Race Meet opens Thursday, April 4, and continues through Friday, April 26. No racing will be held on Mondays or Tuesdays, or Easter Sunday, April 21. Gates open at 11am with first post at 1:05 pm daily, with the exception of opening Thursday, April 4 when gates open at 1pm and first post is 3pm.
  • 11am: West Sixth Brewing Wooden Nickel & Bluegrass Pug Rescue at West Sixth Brewing (cause): WOODEN NICKEL at West 6th Brewing BLUEGRASS PUG RESCUE is the non-profit for the month of April!! Every time you buy a flight in one of their taprooms, you are presented with a Wooden Nickel that gives you the opportunity to give $1 to a local non-profit or use it for $1 off merchandise. The non-profit is different each month, This is just one of the many ways you can drink good beer and do good things (Recurring everyday until April 30).
  • 1pm: Visit the Easter Bunny in The Barn at The Summit at Fritz Farm: Hippity, hop to it! The Easter Bunny will be in The Barn in between Atomic Ramen and Pasture from April 12th – April 20th. Photos with live bunnies will be offered on The Barn Back Porch on April 20th, weather permitting. Photos will be offered as walk-ins and photo packages are printed on-site as you wait (Also, on April 19 at 1pm and April 20 at 11am).
  • 5pm: Spring Carnival at Fayette Mall: The Spring Carnival is back at Fayette Mall from April 17 to April 21! Located in the Fayette Mall parking lot, near Dick’s Sporting Goods. More details: HERE (Also, on April 19 at 5pm, April 20 at 1pm, and April 21 at 1pm).
  • 5pm: Thursday Night Live at Downtown Lexington: Central Bank Thursday Night Live will return to Cheapside Park in Downtown Lexington on April 11 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm for beverages, tasty food and of course, great music by live bands!
  • 5pm: April Food Trucks at Country Boy Brewing (food): Another delicious month of food trucks at the Lexington taproom! Gringos 859 will be there on this day!
  • 5:45pm: Vintage Bourbon and Julep Tasting at Bourbon On Rye (alcohol): A tasting of 4 amazing vintage Bourbons and a vintage Mint Julep cocktail made by reknowned bartender Molly Wellmann along with hors d’oeuvres and a presentation by Brad Bonds on Vintage Bourbon. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6pm: Mixed Media Class 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. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Maker’s Mark Superfecta Dinner at OBC Kitchen (food): Come out for a Superfecta Dinner at OBC Kitchen on Thursday, April 18, with Maker’s Mark Master Distiller Denny Potter. Four courses including two cocktails and four samples of our Maker’s Mark Private Selections. Tickets are $85 and may be purchased HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Easter Daycare Paw-ty at PetSuites Lexington – Hamburg: Come one come all! On Thursday April 18 we’re having an Easter Daycare Paw-ty! Bring in your dog (or even cat!) for Day Boarding or DayPlay to have a spring-filled day! They will get Easter pictures taken along with a free nutritious frozen carrot treat. Every dog will receive an Easter bag filled with goodies and a chance to win 5 FREE days of Day Boarding or Day Play!
  • 6:30pm: Wine & Cheese Tasting Benefit for CKRH at The Twisted Cork (cause): Taste delicious cheeses homemade by CKRH volunteer Roger Shook paired with wines carefully selected by the folks at Twisted Cork. You can even take home a block of your favorite cheese by making a donation to CKRH of $20 or more!
  • 6:30pm: Thirsty Thursday! Pick Your Project at Board and Brush Lexington (art/crafts): Come and make a beautiful wooden sign for your home! Pick any sign from their gallery of over 200+ designs and they can personalize it with your name, dates, etc. Enjoy a variety of alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages and listen to an incredibly fun playlist while you’re building your boards! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Spark Date Speed Dating at Belle’s Cocktail House: Just the Ladies at Belle’s Cocktail House: Spark Date is dedicated to coordinating beautiful matchmaking events for beautiful people. And we are all beautiful. They love to see people engaged in life and doing what they do best, with joy. If you are ready to meet someone, they believe the universe has someone who wants to meet you. They aim to create sparkling opportunities that bring people together to laugh and love and just be. It is not easy to meet great people and we completely understand! They are here to help. They would love to be with you at an upcoming singles event and share YOUR spark. Enjoy the sparkling and comfortable space at Belle’s. Once all guests for the evening have arrived, they will ask half of our guests to be seated, meeting their first date of the evening. After about 5-6 minutes, our first half will remain seated and the other half will move to their next date. A guest card with participants first names will help you note people who have sparked your interest. An intermission will be provided half way through the event. At the end of the night, mark your card to let your hostess know who you shared a spark with. They will contact you the next day to share matches who sparked with you too!
  • 7pm: Wednesday Trivia at Mirror Twin Brewing (games): Trivia!
  • 7pm: SCAPA presents Mary Poppins at Lexington Opera House: Lexington’s School for the Creative and Performing Arts (SCAPA) at Lafayette High School (in collaboration with SCAPA Bluegrass) is pleased to bring you everyone’s favorite practically perfect nanny on stage in this SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS musical adventure! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and now it’s here in Lexington! Join Mary, Bert, Jane, Michael & friends in an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7:15pm: Greg Warren at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Greg Warren, most recently seen on Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Late Late Show and Comedy Central Presents, has built a strong fan base with an act inspired by his Midwestern upbringing. His CDs, Running Out of Time (Sept 2013) and One Star Wonder (June 2009) hit #3 and #6 respectively in iTunes Top Comedy Albums. Tickets available: HERE (Also, on April 19 at 7:15pm and 9:45pm and April 20 at 7:15pm and 9:45pm).
  • 8pm: Tank and The Bangas – Live Vibes Tour Manchester Music Hall (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: The Grove: Appearances at Pivot Brewing: This month’s theme is Appearances. If you have a story to tell about appearances, come to tell it! If not, come and listen to others in your town that want to tell a story they have. The story can be as simple or complex as you want, but it must be 5 minutes or less. The Grove is Pivot’s monthly community story-telling event. Everyone over the age of 18 is welcome to come hang out and listen to stories or come tell a story themselves! The stories you tell must be yours, they must be true, and they must be 5 minutes or less.

 

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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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