Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week of May 4-9, 2019

May 4, 2019

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It’s finally the weekend again!!

Today is the Kentucky Derby and tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo! There are quite a few things to do in Lexington this weekend and upcoming week!

Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week of May 4-9, 2019

Saturday, May 4, 2019

  • 8am: Nickels for Nonprofits at Whole Foods with Seedleaf (cause): They are glad to be partnering with Whole Foods Market this spring one nickel at a time! They have been busy sowing seeds and preparing growing beds in our 14 free u-pick community gardens and it costs us 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—they get five shiny pennies every time you do from April 1st till June 30th!
  • 11am: HIGH Art Fair at High On Art and Coffee: Face painting, Henna, Art, Jewelry & more. Visit the artists in the garden then come in for some great food, ice cream and coffee drinks!
  • 11am: Brunch with Sunmates feat. ivyrye at Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes (food/music): Join Sunmates and ivyrye PLUS an extra special guest for a saturday afternoon of good company, food, and music.
  • 12pm: Pop-Up at the Fritz at Summit Farm – NoBaked Cookie Dough: They’ll be popping up outside of Sugarboo & Co at the Summit at Fritz Farm! They’ll have a variety of flavors!
  • 1pm: Star Wars Day Movie Marathon at The Farish Theater: Celebrating Star Wars Day by watching episodes IV through VI on the big screen! No registration required, free to all ages.
  • 2pm: Ale-8 Orange Cream Bottle Release at West Sixth Brewing: Come out and join your friends at West Sixth Brewing this Saturday for the first chance to purchase Orange Cream in bottles. We’ll be at the taproom from 2-6 pm while supplies last. Proceeds will be donated to the Kentucky Mountain Bike Association.
  • 4pm: Quatro de Derby: A Hard Rock Derby Day Event! at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Coming to Cosmic Charlie’s on Derby Day! Saturday, May 4th is the day for Quatro de Derby: A Hard Rock Derby Day Event! Presented by The Botany Bay!
  • 7pm: Summer Launch Party: Chocolate Parlor at Chocolate Holler: Come celebrate the launch of our SUMMER program this Saturday, May 4th from 7pm to 9pm! They’ll have tons of samples of all the new menu items, and from 8pm to 9pm. They’ll be giving away free sodas! Plus some fun giveaways throughout the night!
  • 7pm: Star Wars Theme Trivia at Bear and Butcher: May the Fourth Be With You! STAR WARS theme Trivia. Happy Hour Food & Drink for all players, prizes for 1st 2nd and 3rd place.
  • 8pm: Electric Garden at Rock House Brewing (music): Live music!
  • 7:15pm: Heywood Banks at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Heywood Banks is simply one-of-a-kind, almost impossible to describe, with a style his very own. Equal parts genius and buffoon, this songwriter-comic-singer-poet-musician has become a cult hero and a pop icon, with a show that appeals to college students, stoners, businessmen, yuppies, rednecks, punks, kids or your grandmother. Heywood intersperses his humorous observations of life with twisted, inventive, bizarre songs, sung and played in a variety of styles, from folk, to country to rock to pop, and way beyond. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9pm: Wet Eyed Liars at Best Friend Bar with Hiking (music): Wet Eyed Liars are back at BFB with HIKING (formerly Part Bird). Wet Eyed Liars (Bowling Green, KY): A musical embodiment of glittering sadness who get their thrills from making dreamy grooves while riding the glittering griffin into the flaming moon.
  • 9pm: Star Wars Trivia at Shamrock Bar and Grill – Hartland (games): Trivia!
  • 9:45pm: Heywood Banks at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Heywood Banks is simply one-of-a-kind, almost impossible to describe, with a style his very own. Equal parts genius and buffoon, this songwriter-comic-singer-poet-musician has become a cult hero and a pop icon, with a show that appeals to college students, stoners, businessmen, yuppies, rednecks, punks, kids or your grandmother. Heywood intersperses his humorous observations of life with twisted, inventive, bizarre songs, sung and played in a variety of styles, from folk, to country to rock to pop, and way beyond. Tickets available: HERE.

 

Sunday, May 5, 2019

  • 8am: Nickels for Nonprofits at Whole Foods with Seedleaf (cause): They are glad to be partnering with Whole Foods Market this spring one nickel at a time! They have been busy sowing seeds and preparing growing beds in our 14 free u-pick community gardens and it costs us 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—they get five shiny pennies every time you do from April 1st till June 30th!
  • 10am: 21c Community Yoga with Art, Cindy Hutchison at 21c Museum Hotel: Cindy Hutchison ERYT is leading this fun all levels class in an inspiring setting.
  • 11am: Donation-based Yoga at Ethereal Brewing (fitness/health/wellness): Come out to Ethereal every Sunday at 11am for donation-based Yoga with OMmaggi! Tips for the awesome instructor are greatly appreciated.
  • 11am: Kegs and Eggs Country Roads at Lexington Diner (food): The Kegs & Eggs Country Roads at Lexington Diner brunch tour includes brunch and 2 brunch drinks at Lexington Diner before you hop on our comfy 15 passenger bus to visit 3 craft breweries including Country Boy Georgetown! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 12pm: Pop-Up at the Fritz at Summit Farm – NoBaked Cookie Dough: They’ll be popping up outside of Sugarboo & Co at the Summit at Fritz Farm! They’ll have a variety of flavors!
  • 1pm: Free Comics & a Movie! at Lexington Public Library – Village Branch: Come out and snag a free comic, then stay for a 2pm showing of “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” complete with snacks. For families. No registration required. While supplies last.
  • 2:30pm: Bloom 花季 at Lyric Theater and Cultural Arts Center (art): Shuling Studio holds its dance recital 2019 at the Lyric Theater & Cultural Arts Center. A variety of Chinese folk dances, classical dances, as well as American dances will be presented. A unique Sichuan mask changing play will be performed by guest performer. Ticket is “pay what you can” at the door. Concession and activities will be open at 1:30pm.
  • 2:30pm: POP Pilates at West Sixth Brewing (fitness/health/wellness): All you’ll need is a mat for this pre-choreographed class with the combination of total body Pilates exercises and the energy of music. You’ll leave feeling sweaty, strong, and ready to take on MORE!
  • 4pm: The Great Cake Race 5K/1M at Keeneland: The Great Cake Race 5K/1M is the perfect event for avid runners, anyone looking for their first 5k, or someone wanting to enjoy a great afternoon and support Sweet Blessings, nonprofit ministry which creates unforgettable birthday cakes for children in need in Central Kentucky. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8:30pm: Star Wars Trivia at Soundbar (games): Come out for five rounds of Star Wars trivia and Star Wars themed drink specials!

 

Monday, May 6, 2019

  • 8am: Nickels for Nonprofits at Whole Foods with Seedleaf (cause): They are glad to be partnering with Whole Foods Market this spring one nickel at a time! They have been busy sowing seeds and preparing growing beds in our 14 free u-pick community gardens and it costs us 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—they get five shiny pennies every time you do from April 1st till June 30th!
  • 8:45am: Monday Morning Community Yoga at Martine’s Pastries (fitness/health/wellness): Monday morning community yoga at Martine’s Pastries weekly at 8:45am! Class by donation but pay what you can.
  • 11am: Firefighter Appreciation Day at Drake’s: In celebration of International Firefighters’ Day, Drake’s is offering free meals for firefighters on Monday, May 6. We appreciate your service, risks and sacrifice to keep the community safe. See offer: HERE.
  • 12pm: Customer Appreciation Week at Bad Wolf Burgers (food): The AWESOME BURGER is back for one week! It has a burger patty, chorizo sausage, pico de gallo, sour crema, and pepper jack cheese. Costs $5!!!
  • 7pm: The History of Eastern State Hospital at Lexington Public Library – Tates Creek Branch: Professionals from Eastern State Hospital will provide a historical overview and demystify assumptions around current psychiatric care. Information on acquiring records of past patients of the hospital will also be provided. No registration required.
  • 7pm: Steel Magnolias Trivia at Rock House Brewing (games): Come and revisit all the reasons this classic Southern sisterhood drama is returning to theaters this May. Trivia!!
  • 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.
  • 9pm: Champion’s Poker Tournament at Soundbar (games): EVERY WEEK at their Monday Night Poker game the winner will claim the $50 CASH PRIZE and their seat at the Champions Table on June 24th. More details: HERE.

 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

  • 8am: Nickels for Nonprofits at Whole Foods with Seedleaf (cause): They are glad to be partnering with Whole Foods Market this spring one nickel at a time! They have been busy sowing seeds and preparing growing beds in our 14 free u-pick community gardens and it costs us 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—they get five shiny pennies every time you do from April 1st till June 30th!
  • 12pm: Customer Appreciation Week at Bad Wolf Burgers (food): The AWESOME BURGER is back for one week! It has a burger patty, chorizo sausage, pico de gallo, sour crema, and pepper jack cheese. Costs $5!!!
  • 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!
  • 5pm: Norton Center Kendra Gives Back Party at Kendra Scott – The Summit at Fritz Farm (cause): Enjoy sips and sweets while you shop for a cause and a chance to win door prizes. During the event, 20% of all Kendra Scott sales will be donated to the Norton Center’s Arts for the Classroom Ticket Subsidy (ACTS) program. ACTS provides FREE or deeply discounted student matinee tickets to qualifiying public schools, offering area children access to life-changing arts experiences regardless of their financial circumstances. Learn more about ACTS: HERE.
  • 5:30pm: Potting Shed Lecture Series at Michler’s Florist, Greenhouse, and Design: Come out every Tuesday at 5:30pm in the Potting Shed to learn and discuss all things plants, gardens, and food from local experts. John Michler will kickoff the series and will be followed by rotating guest speakers each week. Food and drinks will be available from Kentucky Native Café, so come have a beer with us and talk plants. On May 7, the topic will be Healing with Plants: an Introduction to Horticultural Therapy and the speaker will be Jim Embry. Unearth the restorative nature of the garden and learn how to enrich your local community with its therapeutic elements. Jim Embry of Sustainable Communities Network, will go over the principles and applications of horticultural therapy and will then guide and advise individuals or groups in creating their own programs specific for their community needs.
  • 6pm: Acro Fitness at Source On High (fitness/health/wellness): Learn skills from partner and solo acrobatics as you grow stronger and more flexible.No partner needed. All levels welcome. No experience with Acro Yoga required.
  • 6:30pm: Let’s Celebrate Teacher’s & Nurse’s Week Together! at Painting With a Twist (art): Any Teacher or Nurse registered for this class will receive a coupon for $10 off your next class. Please bring your badge with you! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Tuesday Night Live Team Trivia (games): Win prizes!
  • 7pm: Wilderado at The Burl (music): Live music! More details and tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Trivia Tuesdays at Ethereal Brewing (games): Come out for a chance to win some prizes!
  • 7pm: Tilted Tuesday Trivia at the Tilted Kilt (games): Tilted Tuesday Trivia is every Tuesday from 7pm to 9pm at Tilted Kilt Lexington, sponsored by Country Boy Brewing and hosted by Kentuckiana Trivia. Grab your gang and come test your knowledge, try to win great prizes, and enjoy Country Boy Pints for just $3!
  • 7:15pm: Doug Loves Movies Live Podcast Taping at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Comedian Doug Benson (“Super High Me” and Comedy Central’s “The High Court”) hosts a podcast where he talks to his hilarious special surprise guests about his first love…movies! To have a chance at winning some prizes, bring a movie themed name tag! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: FREAK SHOW at Cosmic Charlie’s: This vaudeville freak show of wonder is brought to you by Hellzapoppin’s Founder, Ringleader, Master of Ceremonies, Producer, Director and Sideshow Stunt-Man, Mr. Bryce “the Govna” Graves. Brothers and sisters, you are about to meet a cavalcade of human curiosities the likes of which the world has never seen before and may never see again. The Govna will be your shepherd and your guide on a journey of miraculous discovery through the world of the strange, the weird, bizarre, odd and the unusual. More details: HERE.
  • 8pm: Seinfeld Trivia Night at Edley’s BBQ (games): Put all of your Seinfeld knowledge to the test and join us for a Seinfeld themed trivia night at Edley’s Bar-B-Que! Trivia is always FREE to play and we will have gift cards and prizes for the winners!
  • 10pm: Pong Tournament at Soundbar (games): Cash prizes for first and second place. They also have GIANT Jenga, GIANT Connect 4, Cornhole, N64, PS4, and Nintendo Wii systems, so start practicing, because there are more tournaments coming every Tuesday!

 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

  • 8am: Nickels for Nonprofits at Whole Foods with Seedleaf (cause): They are glad to be partnering with Whole Foods Market this spring one nickel at a time! They have been busy sowing seeds and preparing growing beds in our 14 free u-pick community gardens and it costs us 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—they get five shiny pennies every time you do from April 1st till June 30th!
  • 9am: Semi-annual Warehouse SALE at Pomengranate Inc (shopping): Table linens, home accessories, totes, adorable apparel and more. Stock up on entertaining essentials and even sneak in a few personal items for yourself. UNBELIEVABLE DEALS up to 80% off retail.
  • 11:30am: Feed the Soul at The Lyric Theatre (food/music): Come out every second Wednesday from 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. Lunch starts at 11:30am and the music starts at noon. Michael Tyree will be the artist in May!
  • 12pm: Customer Appreciation Week at Bad Wolf Burgers (food): The AWESOME BURGER is back for one week! It has a burger patty, chorizo sausage, pico de gallo, sour crema, and pepper jack cheese. Costs $5!!!
  • 4pm: Farmers Market at The Summit at Fritz Farm: Come out outside Honeywood every Wednesday for fresh produce, entertainment and more! We will feature local farmers and different pop-ups throughout the season, y’all!
  • 5pm: BreakoutHunt 2019 – ALL OVER LEXINGTON: They did this last summer and it was a huge success, so they are doing it again! They are throwing a real-life treasure hunt, with $2,000 cash! Twenty $100 bills will be hidden around Lexington. They will be releasing coordinates to the location of the hiding spots every 30 minutes starting at 5pm, with the last set of coordinates being released at 8pm. To claim the cash, all you have to do is be the first one to find the hidden money at each spot! Check out the event page, Breakout Lexington’s Facebook page and their Lexington website throughout the night for these coordinates!
  • 5pm: Experience Keto with Eight Horse Bakery (food): Wondering what all the keto buzz is about? Want to try the new keto beverages here at Eight Horse? Come out to the bakery for a little keto party, complete with complimentary keto drinks and exclusive Eight Horse sweet and savory keto snacks!
  • 6:30pm: Lexington Bourbon Society May Social Sipper at Bourbon On Rye: One of downtown’s new favorite destinations, Bourbon on Rye is located in the historic Ballroom Building on Main Street and is a prohibition era bar in Lexington, serving freshly made small plates, beer and craft cocktails with exclusive house made flavors you won’t find anywhere else. Their Social Sippers are always free to attend even if you aren’t a member, and it’s a great way to learn more about the Lexington Bourbon Society and how to join.
  • 7pm: Wednesday Trivia at Mirror Twin Brewing (games): Win some prizes!
  • 7pm: Trivia Night at The Burl Arcade (games): Join us for FREE pub style trivia every Wednesday night from 7pm to 9pm hosted by Local Trivia Action. Prizes to be won!
  • 7pm: Paint Sip & Taste at Shillito Park (art): PAINT SIP & TASTE is you destination to celebrate an event, enjoy a date, or simply unwind with friends, please come out and chill and enjoy wine, food and paint, while you create a take home masterpiece. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7:30pm: A Doll’s House at On the Verge Theatre: Why would a woman walk out on her apparently perfect life, asked Henrik Ibsen in 1879. Experience the door slam that was heard around the world in a site-specific presentation at the historic Brand Barrow House at 4th Street and Martin Luther King Blvd. With Rachel Lee Rogers, Kevin Hardesty, Stephanie Pistello Underwood, Tim Hull, Tom Phillips and Patricia O’Neill. Directed by Ave Lawyer (On May 8-11 at 7:30pm, May 16-18 at 7:30pm and May 23-25 at 7:30pm).
    Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Bedford Band at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Pub Trivia at HopCat (games): Grab a beer and your smartest pals – trivia is free to play.
  • 10pm: Raise Your Glass – Pink Karaoke at Soundbar! (music): Come sing and hear your favorite Pink Hits with your Karaoke Host JayJax!

 

Thursday, May 9, 2019 – THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE

  • 8am: Nickels for Nonprofits at Whole Foods with Seedleaf (cause): They are glad to be partnering with Whole Foods Market this spring one nickel at a time! They have been busy sowing seeds and preparing growing beds in our 14 free u-pick community gardens and it costs us 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—they get five shiny pennies every time you do from April 1st till June 30th!
  • 9am: Semi-annual Warehouse SALE at Pomengranate Inc (shopping): Table linens, home accessories, totes, adorable apparel and more. Stock up on entertaining essentials and even sneak in a few personal items for yourself. UNBELIEVABLE DEALS up to 80% off retail.
  • 12pm: Customer Appreciation Week at Bad Wolf Burgers (food): The AWESOME BURGER is back for one week! It has a burger patty, chorizo sausage, pico de gallo, sour crema, and pepper jack cheese. Costs $5!!!
  • 5pm: Volume 5 Launch Party at West Main Crafting (food): Come out on Thursday, May 9, to celebrate their 2nd birthday and the launch of our new cocktail menu! “Volume #5: Thailand” will start a two-menu series exploring Thai cooking traditions and flavors through our cocktails. More details: HERE.
  • 5pm: Central Bank Thursday Night Live: Honeychild – Downtown: Central Bank Thursday Night Live is back with another season of live music in the heart of downtown Lexington! Honeychild takes the stage at 5:30pm! Concessions Vendors: Country Boy Brewing, Kentucky Ale, West Sixth Brewing, Bluegrass Kettle Masters, Goodfellas Pizzeria, Red State BBQ, Chef Doug’s Gourmet Foods, LLC and Noodles & Company.
  • 5pm: Wooden Nickel Night at West Sixth Crafting (cause): During the month of May, every time you buy a flight in a West Sixth Brewing taproom, you will be presented with a Wooden Nickel that gives you the opportunity to give $1 to The Foster Care Council or use it for $1 off West Sixth merchandise.
  • 5:30pm: Ladies Thirsty Thursday Night Ride at Bicycle Face (fitness/health/wellness): Ride rolls every Thursday Night from Bicycle Face. They will leave at 5:30pm. The ride will be 60-90 minutes depending on how much fun they are having.
  • 6:30pm: Let’s Celebrate Teacher’s & Nurse’s Week Together! at Painting With a Twist (art): Any Teacher or Nurse registered for this class will receive a coupon for $10 off your next class. Please bring your badge with you! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Ghost Wolves at The Burl (music): The Ghost Wolves Return to The Burl w/ special guests Sean Whiting, Luna & the Mountain Jets , and Wayne Graham. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Marcus Rezak Ft. Jeff Franca of Thievery Corporation, Shred is Dead at Manchester Music Hall (music): Marcus Rezak is a recording artist, touring musician, session guitarist, and music theorist. His debut album, “Gateway To The Galaxy,” is hot off the press and features musical luminaries such as Bill Evans (sax, Miles Davis), Arthur Barrow (bass, Frank Zappa), Kris Myers (drums, Umphrey’s McGee) and Joel Cummins (keys, Umphrey’s McGee). Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7:15pm: Ms. Pat at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): With a comedy career now spilling over 13 years this powerful woman brings an honest, in your face, and hilarious perspective to her shows. She has appeared on TV Guide Network’s “Standup in Stilettos”, and Nickelodeons “Mom’s Night Out”. She is a regular guest on the syndicated Bob and Tom Radio Show, and appeared on Katt Williams DVD “Kattpacalypse”. Tickets available: HERE (Also on May 10 at 7:15pm and 9:45pm and May 11 at 7:15pm and 9:45pm). 
  • 8pm: Bear Grillz at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Bear Grillz Demons Tour with Shy Guy Says, Ployd & PROF! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9pm: Sean Whiting Album Release Extravaganza! at The Burl (music): Sean Whiting’s album release show for the much anticipated ‘High Expectations’ with performances by Luna and the Mountain Jets, Wayne Graham, Ghost Wolves and several special guest appearances. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9pm: Free Comedy Show at The Twisted Cork (comedy): National touring comedian Rich Ragains has appeared on NBC, CMT, FOX (LaughsTV), The Bob & Tom Show, is a contributor to National Lampoon’s Sports Minute and can be heard on SiriusXM Radio.

 

 

 

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