Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week of May 31-June 6, 2019

May 31, 2019

I know I’ve been sort of MIA over the past month or so, but I’m back at it! I gave my website a facelift, and now I have my creative energy back!

Summer is a great season for events here in the Bluegrass, and it’s a wonderful time to be outdoors! There are so many events coming up that it is nearing up on summer, and the majority of them are all food related!

In the upcoming weeks, I have several new businesses to introduce y’all to that you will have to check out!

Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week of May 31-June 6, 2019:

Friday, May 31, 2019

  • 10am: Vintage Market Days of Lexington – “Wanderlust” at Kentucky Horse Park: Come out for a shopping experience you won’t ever forget, featuring the best vendors from Kentucky, as well as treasure hunters, artisans, and makers from states all over the country! Their vendors feature true vintage goods, antiques, original art, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more! Their market takes place in the Covered Arena at The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. More details: HERE.
  • 11am: Customer Appreciation Week at bd’s Hamburg: They are approaching 13 years in Hamburg. As a thank you for your continued support, they are having a Customer Appreciation Week. Enjoy $1.00 domestic draft pints. Plus, unlimited stir-fry bowls for the price of one bowl!
  • 4pm: Jeptha Creed Master Distiller, Joyce Nethery Bottle Signing at Liquor Barn – Beaumont: Jeptha Creed Master Distiller, Joyce Nethery and the newly released Jeptha Creed Bloody Butcher Straight Bourbon Whiskey will be at  Beaumont Location on Friday, May 31 from 4pm to 7pm!
  • 5pm: $5 Community Dinners at Good Foods (food): Summers should be for relaxing, socializing and enjoying great food together. Don’t heat up your kitchen, come eat at Good Foods! Enjoy everything on their hot bar—for just $5 a pound! May’s menu theme is BBQ and will include backyard barbecue favorites like BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, BBQ tofu, garlic herb potatoes and Southwestern black beans, plus much more!
  • 5:30pm: Tiffaney Nesbeth at Taziki’s on Southland (food): Live music!
  • 6pm: The 2019 Seton Country Fair: Come out for carnival rides, fair food, local brews, and a lot of fun! NEW this year, air-conditioned casino and bingo hall! More details: HERE.
  • 6pm: Friday Latino Live 2019 at The Pavilion: Friday Latino Live 2019 is here, the last Friday of the month during the summer and is free!
  • 7pm: Brother Smith + Frontier at Lexington Green Lakeside (music): Come out for a weekend of free live music, delicious food, and a great atmosphere! Lakeside Live is family friendly. Your furry friends are also allowed!
  • 7pm: Free Friday Flicks at Jacobson Park: Come out for our longstanding movie nights with the city. There is a $2 parking fee per vehicle, cash only. Flicks includes inflatables, food vendors, non-profit vendors and more. Pre-show activities start at 7 pm, and the show begins when it’s dark. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating! Tonight’s movie will be Ralph Breaks the Internet.
  • 7pm: Darrell Scott & The Scott Brothers at The Burl (music): Legendary singer songwriter Darrell Scott will be on The Burl stage for an intimate evening of music. And to make the night extra special all of his brothers will be joining in. This show will feature limited seating in the stage area and a standing area towards the back. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7:15: Tone Bell at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Tone Bell can seen be starring opposite Nina Dobrev in CBS’s new prime time comedy entitled FAM which airs Thursdays at 9:30/8:30c. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Ghost Walk of Lexington: Haunted Tales and Historic Trails at Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning: Join Patti Starr, Certified Ghost Hunter of 40 years, as she takes you on a most unforgettable ghost walk around Gratz Park. Her tales will include hauntings from a murder, curse, and other macabre happenings while entertaining you with intriguing history. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9pm: S.M. Wolf (Indianapolis), Dad Shorts, Sean, Fred Table at Best Friend Bar (music): Live music!
  • 9pm: Firepit Cinema Presents JAWS at Rock House Brewing: Gather on their lawn for the first film in our summer movie series, that all-time classic, Jaws. They will have popcorn, be toasting s’mores around the firepit, and beer!
  • 9pm: Driftwood Gypsy with Forrest at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9pm: Brandon Butler and Chelsea Ford at The Green Lantern (music): Live music!
  • 9pm: Quint’s Revenge & Damage Therapy at Best Friend Bar (music): Live music!
  • 9:45pm: Tone Bell at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Tone Bell can seen be starring opposite Nina Dobrev in CBS’s new prime time comedy entitled FAM which airs Thursdays at 9:30/8:30c. Tickets available: HERE.

 

Saturday, June 1, 2019

  • 10am: Vintage Market Days of Lexington – “Wanderlust” at Kentucky Horse Park: Come out for a shopping experience you won’t ever forget, featuring the best vendors from Kentucky, as well as treasure hunters, artisans, and makers from states all over the country! Their vendors feature true vintage goods, antiques, original art, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more! Their market takes place in the Covered Arena at The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. More details: HERE.
  • 10am: Weekly Saturday Brunch with Sunrise Bakery at West Sixth Greenroom (food): They will have mimosas, beermosas, bloody marys and of course, Kentucky made craft beer. Come on over and grab a beverage after you grab something delicious from Sunrise!
  • 10am: Sunrise Bakery’s 15th Birthday Celebration at Sunrise Bakery (food): Come out and celebrate 15 years of family, food, and fun! Bring your kids for face painting, cookies, and Live music. Our neighbors at West 6 Greenroom will have their doors open as well. They will be doing food giveaways and announcing raffles throughout the day- all raffle proceeds go to local non-profits: GreenHouse 17, Seedleaf, Step by Step, FoodChain, Arbor Youth, and KY Refugee Ministries.
  • 10am: Basic Macrame 101- Weekend Edition! at Kentucky Maker Company (class): You will learn basic macrame knots, pattern design and how to make your own wall hanging. More details and tickets available: HERE.
  • 11am: Customer Appreciation Week at bd’s Hamburg: They are approaching 13 years in Hamburg. As a thank you for your continued support, they are having a Customer Appreciation Week. Enjoy $1.00 domestic draft pints. Plus, unlimited stir-fry bowls for the price of one bowl!
  • 11am: ZONE Workout at the Park at Thoroughbred Park (fitness/health/wellness): ZONE is heading to the park for their regularly scheduled 11am class. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 11am: Getting Crafty with Caylie at The Burl (art/crafts): Come out for a fun midday art lesson at the Burl in the Distillery District. Cash bar and eats will be available. Class will culminate in you applying your newly learned skills to create a watercolor and ink painting of wildflowers. All levels welcome. Materials are provided (and sent home with you!). More details and tickets available: HERE.
  • 12pm: Kentucky Maker Company Stash Swap: Come out after hitting the farmers market Saturday 12pm-2pm for a stash busting Stash Swap! Unused yarn, needles, fabric, notions, paints – you name it! Bring it out, swap it up, get in community, meet new peeps and BUST YOUR STASH. More details: HERE.
  • 12pm: Cacao Ceremony and Sound Healing at Wildfire Yoga (wellness): Sounds healing and Ceremony with the sacred plant spirit of Cacao. we will create a sacred space for you to recalibrate yourself and come into alignment with your soul. More details and tickets available: HERE.
  • 1pm: Yoga at The Kentucky Maker Company (fitness/health/wellness): Join Nicole Hays for some awesome yoga in a beautiful creative space! It’s free, but RSVP! More details: HERE.
  • 2pm: The 2019 Seton Country Fair: Come out for carnival rides, fair food, local brews, and a lot of fun! NEW this year, air-conditioned casino and bingo hall! More details: HERE.
  • 3pm: Southland Street Fair 2019 at Southland: Southland Street Fair 2019 is taking over Southland Drive on Saturday, June 1st! Between 3pm and 8pm., you can enjoy entertainment, local vendors, food trucks and tents, family friendly activities and more. More details: HERE.
  • 4pm: Uncommon Fest at Rock House Brewing: A celebration of Kentucky’s 227th Birthday with vendors, food, live music and a focus on a beer that originated just west of here, the KY Common. They will have KY Common variants including Shannon the Dude’s Brew, alongside versions from Maiden City Brewing Co., Jarfly Brewing Company, Dreaming Creek Brewery, and Lemons Mill Brewery. $10 will get you a cup with 5 drink tickets. More details: HERE
  • 5pm: Rise Up! Pizza at Arcadium (food): PIZZA!
  • 7pm: 3rd Annual Commonwealth Bash at K Club: Come out for a wonderful evening in support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass as we celebrate the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s 227th birthday. More details and tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Trivia Night at Good Foods (games): Come out on Saturday nights in their cafe as they host a battle of the brains. Bring your team, enjoy some food and grab a beer for this family-friendly trivia night where the winners take home the glory AND the swag.
  • 7pm: Brother Smith + Frontier at Lexington Green Lakeside (music): Come out for a weekend of free live music, delicious food, and a great atmosphere! Lakeside Live is family friendly. Your furry friends are also allowed!
  • 7:15pm: Tone Bell at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Tone Bell can seen be starring opposite Nina Dobrev in CBS’s new prime time comedy entitled FAM which airs Thursdays at 9:30/8:30c. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7:30pm: Run for the Horses 5K at Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center (fitness): This will be a fun family friendly event on a quiet, country section of the Horse Park grounds. More details and tickets available: HERE.
  • 9pm: The Canvas People, Cannon Eyes, Much Obliged at Best Friend Bar (music): Live music!
  • 9pm: Stargazing at Raven Run Sanctuary: Far from the city lights, Raven Run is the perfect place to view all the wonders found in the night sky. The Bluegrass Amateur Astronomy Club will be on-site with various telescopes to help you identify stars, planets and more. In the event of inclement weather this program will be cancelled.
  • 9pm: The Canvas People, Cannon Eyes, Much Obliged at The Burl (music): Live music! More details: HERE.
  • 9:45pm: Tone Bell at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Tone Bell can seen be starring opposite Nina Dobrev in CBS’s new prime time comedy entitled FAM which airs Thursdays at 9:30/8:30c. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 11pm: A Tribute To The Beatles: A Sir Paul McCartney Afterparty at The Burl (music): Bendigo Fletcher, Buck The Taxidermist, and Lylak perform Abby Road in it’s entirety. Mojothunder brings you a few more of your favorites. Tickets available: HERE.

 

Sunday, June 2, 2019

  • 10am: Vintage Market Days of Lexington – “Wanderlust” at Kentucky Horse Park: Come out for a shopping experience you won’t ever forget, featuring the best vendors from Kentucky, as well as treasure hunters, artisans, and makers from states all over the country! Their vendors feature true vintage goods, antiques, original art, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more! Their market takes place in the Covered Arena at The Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky. More details: HERE.
  • 10am: Community Yoga with Art, Cindy Hutchison at The Living Arts and Science Center (fitness/health/wellness): Cindy Hutchison ERYT is going to lead this fun all levels class in an inspiring setting.
  • 11am: Customer Appreciation Week at bd’s Hamburg (food): They are approaching 13 years in Hamburg. As a thank you for your continued support, they are having a Customer Appreciation Week. Enjoy $1.00 domestic draft pints. Plus, unlimited stir-fry bowls for the price of one bowl!
  • 12pm: Tin Roof Annual Crawfish Boil at Tin Roof (food): It’s that time of the year again! Don’t miss out on their 11th Annual Crawfish Boil with live music from Bill & Kara, Michael Rotundo and Jordan English followed by DJ Miracle for a great full day of fun!
  • 12pm: Brunch at The Burl Arcade (kid friendly): Brunch at The Burl Arcade every other Sunday featuring a rotating food truck / Bloody Mary Bar / Craft Beer & Brunch Cocktails. This is a kid and dog friendly event.
  • 1pm: Horses and Yoga at Central Kentucky Riding For Hope (wellness): Join Charlotte Easley of A Woman’s Life, Jackie Campbell Hanson of The Yoga Room in Versailles, KC Jensen of CKRH, and the herd for an experience that will bring awareness of grace, mindfulness, and intention through interaction as you move through yoga with the horses and their environment. More details and tickets available: HERE.
  • 5:30pm: Picnic with the Police at Lexington Public Library – Tates Creek: Come out for food and games, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood! This event is free, open to the public, and will be fun for the entire family.
  • 6pm: Haley Stark with Andrew Issacs at Proud Mary BBQ (music): Live music!
  • 6pm: The 2019 Seton Country Fair: Come out for carnival rides, fair food, local brews, and a lot of fun! NEW this year, air-conditioned casino and bingo hall! More details: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Yoga at The Speakeasy (fitness/health/wellness): Community Yoga with Marcus. Please bring a mat and water. The cost of the lesson is donation based.
  • 7pm: EmiSunshine with Them Coulee at The Burl (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Flaw with Octalux & StormToker at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Evening of Starlight at the Children’s Theatre (kid friendly): This musical theatre revue will feature performances from your favorite musicals – from Dear Evan Hansen to Pippin to the Greatest Showman! More details and tickets available: HERE.
  • 8:30pm: X-Men Trivia & Movie Ticket Giveaway at Soundbar (games): Come out on Sunday, June 2nd for 5 rounds of trivia to test your knowledge of the X-Men Movies! MOVIE TICKET GIVEAWAY – Dark Phoenix opens on June 7th, and we’ll be giving away FREE TICKETS so you can be one of the first fans to see it!
  • 9pm: Club Room Service / CHEW / Pleasures / Recipe for Gamma Rays at The Green Lantern Bar (music): Live music!
  • 11pm: A Tribute To The Beatles: A Sir Paul McCartney Afterparty at The Burl (music): Bendigo Fletcher, Buck The Taxidermist, and Lylak perform Abby Road in it’s entirety. Mojothunder brings you a few more of your favorites. Tickets available: HERE.

 

Monday, June 3, 2019

  • 8:45am: Monday Morning Community Yoga at Martine’s Pastries (health/fitness/wellness): Class by donation, but pay what you can. Practice yoga, grab a beverage, and perhaps a delicious croissant. Why not bring your computer and make a morning of it?! The upstairs is spacious and brightly lit by the natural light from the numerous windows. It’s the ideal spot to journal, read, or serve as your home office.
  • 10am: ChariTEA Benefit Night (cause): Come out as they partner with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to help them fund a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. 10% of ALL SALES on Monday, June 3rd, June 17, July 1st, and July 15th!
  • 11am: Teddy Bear Tea at Waveland: Looking for something fun, unique and different to do with your child? Waveland State Historic site is serving a special tea for our little patrons. Tea is served at 11:30am in the mansion on fine china. All teas include a small program, savory food customized to our special guests, not to mention the delicious tea and lemonade 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! Don’t forget to bring your teddy bear or favorite doll! Reservations are required. More details: HERE.
  • 11am:Mission Monday: Kids Cancer Alliance at Blue Stallion Brewing Company (cause): On Monday, June 3rd, they are giving 10% of the day’s sales to Kids Cancer Alliance, which works to enhance the quality of life for kids with cancer and their families! Come support this amazing local non-profit!
  • 7pm: Beginning Hula Mini Series at The Salsa Center: In this workshop, students will learn posture, hand gestures, and basic hula step and foot placement and rhythm. You will apply this to a basic ancient kahiko style hula, as well as Auana style (modern hula). This workshop suited for beginners and those who want to strengthen their hula base. More details: HERE.
  • 8pm: The Problem Addicts/ When Autumn Calls / The Strip District at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Live music! Purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 8pm: All Things Kentucky Themed Trivia at Tin Roof (games): Come show off how much you know about your Old Kentucky Home! Trivia starts at 8pm!
  • 8pm: Trivia Nights at Best Friend Bar (games): Free to play and fun prizes!
  • 9pm: Weege & The Wondertwins // Bedford // Michael Tyree at The Green Lantern Bar (music): Live music!
  • 10pm: Cold Wrecks (NYC) / Pet Shark / NonCompliant at Best Friend Bar (music): Live music!

 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

  • 11am: $5 Chicken Chop Salad at Drake’s (food): The first Tuesday of every month is $5 Day at Drake’s! Check out a new $5 deal every month. On Tuesday, June 4, come play for a $5 Chicken Chop Salad! *Available all day, dine-in only. More details: HERE.
  • 1pm: Free Family Movies Every Tuesday & Thursday This Summer at Lexington Public Library – Downtown Location: Today, they are showing the movie, Holes. For families. No registration required- first come, first served. See movie schedule: HERE.
  • 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 pm 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. Make reservations: HERE.
  • 5:30pm: Free Yoga in Cheapside Park (fitness/health/wellness): Wildfire Yoga is hosting this free class! A limited number of yoga mats will be provided but please bring your own.
  • 5:30pm: Modern Embroidery at Kentucky Maker Company (crafts): Tickets are $35! MUST GET TICKETS 24 HRS IN ADVANCE. They’ll supply all you need material wise, plus their knowledge. You will learn basic embroidery stitches and how to make your own embroidered piece you can take home with you! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 5:30pm: Potting Shed Lecture Series at Michler’s Florist, Greenhouse, and Garden Design (class): Come out every Tuesday at 5:30pm in the Potting Shed to learn and discuss all things plants, gardens, and food from local experts. Food and drinks will be available from Kentucky Native Café, so come have a beer with us and talk plants.
  • 6pm: Chef Hacks: Essential Techniques with Wyatt Sarbacker at The Living Arts and Science Center (food): Executive Chef Wyatt Sarbacker from The Village Idiot will teach an array of simple but crucial techniques in the kitchen (knife work, sauteing, blanching, cooking eggs, sauces, marinades, dressings, etc). Learn tips and tricks to make you a pro-chef at home. More details: HERE and tickets available: HERE.
  • 6pm: OAK Film Screening for The Biggest Little Farm at The Kentucky Theater: The Biggest Little Farm has been described as an authentic, soul-stirring story of regenerative agriculture. The film focuses on a couple’s journey to start a organic farm, build healthy soil, and farm with nature. It will be playing at the Kentucky Theater the week of May 31st through Thursday June 6th. More details and tickets available: HERE.
  • 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. More details: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Free Tuesday Yoga at Voices of Hope (fitness/health/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: Big Band and Jazz at Moondance Amphitheater (music): Love Jazz and Big Band music? You are not alone. You will have a swinging good time at this event. Come out Tuesday nights and hear some great music. See schedule: HERE.
  • 7pm: Tuesday Night Live Team Trivia at the Bear and the Butcher (games): Live team trivia. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place, and best team name!
  • 7pm: Tilted Tuesday Trivia at 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!
  • 7pm: Sarah Shook and the Disarmers with Logan Fox at The Burl (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Knock Down the House at The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center: Free showing. Details about the film: HERE.
  • 8pm: Star Wars Trivia Night at Edley’s BBQ (games): Trivia is always FREE to play and we have prizes and gift cards for the winners!
  • 8pm: Boo Hag / He’s Dead Jim at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8:30pm: Poetry In Motion at Creaux: Lexington’s longest running open mic poetry set, #PoetryInMotion, returns to Creaux on Tuesday, June 4t. Come out for a diverse open mic set, neo soul grooves are courtesy of DJ Johnnie Johnson, food, drinks and good people! More details: HERE.
  • 10pm: Pong Tournament at Soundbar (games): The tournament starts at 10pm. Sign your two person team in at the bar!

 

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

  • 4pm: Farmers Market at The Summit at Fritz Farm: Outside of Honeywood every Wednesday, there will be fresh produce, entertainment and more! They will feature local farmers and different pop-ups throughout the season!
  • 5:30pm: The BGT’s Hemp Themed June deTour at Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate: On Wednesday, June 5th, The Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation will celebrate Hemp History Week in partnership with the Henry Clay Memorial Foundation and the Kentucky Hemp Heritage Alliance hosting a special double-header Hemp History deTour featuring Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate and Hopemont, The Hunt-Morgan House in Lexington. More details: HERE.
  • 6pm: Intro to CBD and Full Spectrum Hemp Extract at Good Foods (class): This class will help you decide if hemp supplements are right for you and what to look for when choosing a product. It will include a brief history of hemp, what full spectrum hemp oil is and how it can be used and an overview of the endocannabinoid system. More details and tickets available: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: French WIGS at The Casual Pint (art/crafts/class): Bring your saved up toilet paper and paper towel rolls and lets get dolled up! You will be exploring FRENCH wigs and then creating our own. Class is $10.
  • 6:30pm: Beer 101- The Pursuit of Hoppiness at Total Wine (class): Their introductory beer course is here to introduce you to the wonderful fun that only a bit of hops and barley can bring. From the history of brewing to a closer look at the beer styles you have to come to know and love. This class will feed your inner hopivore as you experience the beers of the world. Class is $5.
  • 7pm: Wednesday Trivia at Mirror Twin Brewing (games): Trivia with prizes to be won!
  • 7pm: Molly Burch at The Burl (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Vanessa Davis Live At Ranada’s Bistro and Bar (music): Enjoy live original music by Vanessa Davis as you dine at Ranada’s Bistro and Bar.
  • 7:30pm: Live Trivia Nights at Papi’s Mexican Bar and Restaurant (games): Free to play with prizes to be won!
  • 10pm: Celine Dion Karaoke at Soundbar (music): Come sing and hear your favorite Celine Dion songs with your Karaoke Host JayJax!

 

Thursday, June 6, 2019

  • 12pm: Festival of the Bluegrass at the Kentucky Horse Park: Come out on June 6 through June 9, 2019, for the Festival of the Bluegrass, a traditional Bluegrass Music Festival in the heart of the beautiful Bluegrass region of Kentucky. Established in 1974, this family-run festival has a little something for everyone.
  • 1pm: Free Family Movies Every Tuesday & Thursday This Summer at Lexington Public Library – Downtown Location: Today, they are showing the movie, Ralph Breaks the Internet. For families. No registration required- first come, first served. See movie schedule: HERE.
  • 4:30pm: Thursday Night Live at Cheapside Park: Come to the Fifth Third Pavilion at Cheapside Park from 4:30pm to 9pm for beverages, food from local restaurants and of course, great music by live bands! There is no admission charge to come and listen to the bands play – food and beverages will be available for purchase on a cash basis.
  • 5pm: Lexington Lions Club Bluegrass Fair at Masterson Station Park: The Lexington Lions Club proudly presents the 58th annual Bluegrass Fair at Lexington’s Masterson Station Park for eleven fun-filled nights, June 6th-16th, showcasing an “all-new” entertainment line-up featuring new thrill and kiddie rides and carnival games from Kissel Entertainment, and the captivating Jurassic Kingdom Live Dinosaurs sponsored by MetroNet, K-9s in Flight’s high-flying dogs, the popular racing pigs, nightly live music, exhibits, a family-favorite farm animals petting zoo—and all your Fair-food favorites including funnel cakes, cotton candy, gourmet corn dogs, turkey legs, pizza, deep-fried delights and the best Mexican food in Central Kentucky—in a clean, family-friendly, alcohol-free environment. More details: HERE and HERE
  • 5pm: Ethereal & West 6th Special Tappings at The Beer Trappe: Come out for a night of special beers from local breweries West Sixth Brewing and Ethereal Brewing! See list of beers: HERE.
  • 6pm: Pop Stars! Opening Reception at 21c Museum Hotel Lexington (art): The event will feature an artist walk + talk tour and conversation with Derrick Adams and Chief Curator Alice Gray Stites led by host Rahsaan Gandy. More details: HERE.
  • 7pm: Southland Jamboree at Moondance Amphitheater (music): Bluegrass music holds a special place in our hearts being from Kentucky. Come out and enjoy some great local bluegrass music on its new night, Thursday! Check out the full schedule: HERE
  • 7pm: Emarosa at The Burl (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Wilderness Trail Tasting at Whiskey Bear: Wilderness Trail specializes in making unique spirits from locally-grown grains to ensure quality, and adding a healthy dose of science in the process. Their spirits have received wide acclaim from industry experts and bourbon drinkers alike. More details and tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Salsa Night at Palmers Grill: Sip on Tropical Cocktails on the Patio & Dine at the fancy Palmers Fresh Grill. Salsa Lessons and Music Playlist by The Salsa Center. No partner or experience needed.
  • 7pm: General Knowledge Trivia at Lexington Diner (games): Team trivia covering all aspects of useless and useful general knowledge. Great fun, free to play and prizes for the winners!
  • 7:15pm: Karlous Miller at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Karlous Miller is a comedian/actor most known for being a veteran cast member on MTV’s Wild ’N Out with Nick Cannon. NBC’s LAST COMIC STANDING alum, Karlous can also seen on MTV’sJOKING OFF, MTV2’s UNCOMMON SENSE, BET’s COMIC VIEW, and Bill Bellamy’s WHO’S GOT JOKES. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7:30pm: From the Bluegrass and Beyond at Bluegrass Community and Technical College: BCTC Theatre presents From the Bluegrass and Beyond. A collection of new plays by local and regional playwrights. More details and tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Yellow Cuss! Kind Skies! Dr. Kevin Holm-Hudson! at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Dr. Kevin Holm-Hudson will set things up with a solo acoustic set, followed by indie faves Kind Skies and the “breakin’ hearts and crackin’ farts” sound of Yellow Cuss! $5 admission.
  • 8pm: Get The Gig Band Edition at Parlay Social (music): Parlay Social is offering a new promotion and a way for musicians to get a paid audition where 3 Band’s will play 45 minutes each. At the end of there performance the fans in attendance will get a ticket where they can vote who they think should get a paid gig to play at Parlay Social. More details and tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Bane from Serbia at The Green Lantern Bar (music): Live music!

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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!

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