Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week of June 7-12, 2019

June 6, 2019

Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week of June 7-12, 2019

June 6, 2019

We’ve made it through another week! There are SO MANY events going on this weekend, and many are outside. Let’s just all hope the rain stays away for good!

Tomorrow is National Donut Day!! Some may assume that it is just another made up food holiday, due to social media, but you would be wrong! National Donut Day actually has origins dating back to 1938. Last year, I made an ultimate guide to places you can celebrate in Lexington, Kentucky, as well as the origin of National Donut Day, which you can check out: HERE.

There is everything going on this weekend from foodie events to movie nights to markets to grand openings of new businesses!

You won’t want to miss these foodie events: the Bluegrass BBQ Fest or the Beer Cheese Festival. Friday Night Flicks and Summer Nights in Suburbia are great events for the whole family! The Night Market and Thursday Night Live are great to spend time with friends! Wise Bird Cider Company will open up in the Distillery District tomorrow afternoon, and Shaking Seafood and Wings of Lexington and Michikusa Japanese are both having their grand opening this upcoming week!

GirlsGirlsGirls Burritos is having a birthday bash due to being in business for three years, and Lussi Brown Coffee Bar is celebrating two years of business!

Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week Of June 7-12, 2019

Friday, June 7, 2019 – BLUEGRASS BBQ FEST, THE NIGHT MARKET, SUMMER NIGHTS IN SUBURBIA, AND FRIDAY NIGHT FLICKS

  • 6:30am: National Donut Day at Magee’s (food): Bring your friends and help break the record of most donuts sold on this delicious national holiday!
  • 10am: Festival of the Bluegrass at the Kentucky Horse Park: 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.
  • 2pm: Grand Opening at Shaking Seafood and Wings of Lexington (food): Grand opening all weekend long!
  • 3pm: Grand Opening of Wise Bird Cider in the Distillery District: GRAND OPENING!
  • 4pm: Lussi Brown 2nd Birthday Bash at Lussi Brown Coffee Bar: Birthday specials all day. Bar opens at 4pm. Live music starts at 6:30pm!
  • 4pm: IP&J PlanTacos at Pivot Brewing (food): Come check out one of Kentucky’s newest and most unique flavors with the IP&J PlanTaco and pair it with some of the best craft brews in town. It’s everything we love about authentic Cuban food wrapped up in a vegan, gluten free plantain tortilla
  • 5pm: Bluegrass BBQ at North Limestone: Bluegrass BBQ Fest is a barbecue, beer, bourbon, and music festival all in one! Folks both locally and regionally in the barbecue business are kicking off summer by serving some serious barbecue!
  • 5:30pm: Tacos N Tequila 2019 at Limestone Hall (food): Tacos N’ Tequila, hosted by Bluegrass Greensource, offers guests the opportunity to learn about Bluegrass Greensource’s mission to empower the Bluegrass to create a sustainable environment. Festivities include local taco vendors’ themed food, tequila inspired drinks and live local entertainment by the Big Maracas. This is a ticketed event, open to the public and to Bluegrass Greensource’s affiliates and team members. Local restaurants participate by making handcrafted unique tacos, attendees receive one signature cocktail and taco tickets to redeem at taco vendors as they please. (you must be 21 years old, or older, to attend). Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6pm: The Night Market on Bryan Avenue: Local Food, Local Shops, and Local Music brought to you by NoLi CDC and #NoLiNightMarket.
  • 6pm: The Not Market at Rock House Brewing: Come and check us out before, during, or after The Night Market! Rock House beer flowing all night in the taproom and warehouse plus food from Riverboat Grill. Their guest vendors include Glass Half Full, The Bent Needle, Varsity Print and Untamed Artistry. Plus live music from Grayson Jenkins.
  • 6pm: Down With Dares at West Sixth Brewing (cause): Benefits the Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky. Grab a few friends (or strangers) to make a team of 3-4, come up with a team name, dress in your most outlandish outfit, and prepare to receive a top, top secret list of 21 photo dares scattered around town. Teams will send pictures to assigned judges to earn points for each dare accomplished. More details: HERE.
  • 7pm: Live music 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. They also allow your furry friends!
  • 7pm: Friday Night Flicks The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part at Jacobson Park: Come out at watch for free! There is a $2 parking fee per vehicle, cash only.
  • 7pm: Summer Nights in Suburbia at Moondance Amphitheater (free/music/kid friendly): The summer concert series is back! The series feature genres to include jazz, bluegrass, indie rock, blues and folk, just to name a few. In addition to the live music, there will also be food trucks.
  • 7:15pm: Roy Wood Jr. at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Roy Wood Jr’s comedy has entertained millions across stage, television and radio. Roy joined “The Best F#@ing News Team”in 2015 as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s Emmy-nominated hit series,“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.” In 2017, he was named the new host of Comedy Central’s storytelling series, “This is Not Happening,” which will launch a fifth season next year. His first Comedy Central one-hour stand-up special, “Father Figure,” premiered in 2017 along with an extended uncensored album of the same name released by Comedy Central Records. His second Comedy Central one-hour stand-up special, “Roy Wood Jr.: No One Loves You,” will premiere at the beginning of 2019. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7:30pm: BCTC Theatre presents “From the Bluegrass-and Beyond” at Stagebox Theatre: A collection of short plays by local and regional playwrights. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9:45pm: Roy Wood Jr. at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Roy Wood Jr’s comedy has entertained millions across stage, television and radio. Roy joined “The Best F#@ing News Team”in 2015 as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s Emmy-nominated hit series,“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.” In 2017, he was named the new host of Comedy Central’s storytelling series, “This is Not Happening,” which will launch a fifth season next year. His first Comedy Central one-hour stand-up special, “Father Figure,” premiered in 2017 along with an extended uncensored album of the same name released by Comedy Central Records. His second Comedy Central one-hour stand-up special, “Roy Wood Jr.: No One Loves You,” will premiere at the beginning of 2019. Tickets available: HERE.

 

Saturday, June 8, 2019 – BEER CHEESE FESTIVAL, BLUEGRASS FAIR, AND BLUEGRASS BBQ FEST

  • 8am: Mutt Strut co-sponsored by Feeders Supply at Keeneland: Join your Lexington Humane Society for our 1-mile Fun Walk or 5K race on Saturday, June 8th at Keeneland. Festivities kick off at 8 am, with the chip timed 5K beginning at 9 am and the Fun Walk starting shortly after. There will be local vendors before and after the run/walk so come early and stay late to support the animals at LHS! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8am: North Lime Donut Dash 3K at Wellington Park: the 4th Annual North Lime Donut Dash 3K on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 8:00am will be at Wellington Park in Lexington. We “Run For Donuts” (Thanks North Lime Donuts!) and to raise funds for the Salvation Army. Kids 1K run/walk, great T-shirts, music, delicious North Lime donuts and more! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8am: Downtown Makers Markets at 251 West Main Street: Returning for our second season, the Lexington Makers Market highlights local artists, craftspeople, and makers in a fun festival setting. Find items from ceramics to beaded jewelry to hand-carved kitchen ware.
  • 9am: Bluegrass Farmers’ Market at 1897 Plaudit Place: Come visit the Bluegrass Farmers’ Market from 9 am to 2 pm Saturdays in the Hamburg Liquor Barn parking lot. They are 100% Kentucky Proud!
  • 10am: Festival of the Bluegrass at the Kentucky Horse Park: 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.
  • 10am: Weekly Saturday Brunch with Sunrise Bakery at the West Sixth Greenroom (food): They will have Mimosas, Beermosas, Bloody Mary’s and of course, Kentucky made craft beer from us. Come on over and grab a beverage after you grab something delicious from Sunrise!
  • 10am: Beer Cheese Festival at Downtown Winchester (food/kid friendly): The festival starts at 10am and ends at 5pm. You can sample all the beer cheese from all the vendors and then you can vote for your favorite! There are plenty of other things to do at the festival such as listen to live music, drink at the UK Alumni Beer Garden, or visit the arts & crafts or Kentucky Proud booths.
  • 12pm: girlsgirlsgirls 3rd bday party at girlsgirlsgirls burritos: Come out for brunch, free chili pepper plants, $1 chips & queso, $2 bloodys/mimosas, & $3 sangrias! piñata bust, bike polo deals all weekend & late nite jams on the patio!
  • 12pm: IP&J PlanTacos at Fusion Brewing (food): Come check out one of Kentucky’s newest and most unique flavors with the IP&J PlanTaco and pair it with some of the best craft brews in town. It’s everything we love about authentic Cuban food wrapped up in a vegan, gluten free plantain tortilla
  • 2pm: Grand Opening at Shaking Seafood and Wings of Lexington (food): Grand opening all weekend long!
  • 2pm: Lexington Pit Crew Meet & Greet Event at Hollywood Feed: Please stop by and see some of our precious adoptable dogs in need of a home!
  • 2pm: Banners Bourbon Raffle at Banners: Calling all bourbon lovers! Come say “Hi!” and grab a raffle ticket everyday until June 8th for a chance to purchase a variety of hard to find bourbons. The drawing will be June 8th at 2pm. Must be present to purchase.
  • 3pm: 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. Ticket information: HERE.
  • 5pm: Bluegrass BBQ Fest on North Limestone (food): Bluegrass BBQ Fest is a barbecue, beer, bourbon, and music festival all in one! Folks both locally and regionally in the barbecue business are kicking off summer by serving some serious barbecue!
  • 7pm: Trivia Night at Good Foods (games): Win a prize!
  • 7pm: Live music 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. They also allow your furry friends!
  • 7pm: Swingin’ on Short at 5/3 Pavillon: Spend a fun-filled evening with great music and swing dancing! Free dance lessons provided by Lexington Arthur Murray and the Hepcats Swing Dance Club. More experienced dancers can test their skills at the dance contest held during intermission. If you don’t want to dance, then just come out and enjoy the live music. This is a great event for all ages.
  • 7:15pm: Roy Wood Jr. at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Roy Wood Jr’s comedy has entertained millions across stage, television and radio. Roy joined “The Best F#@ing News Team”in 2015 as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s Emmy-nominated hit series,“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.” In 2017, he was named the new host of Comedy Central’s storytelling series, “This is Not Happening,” which will launch a fifth season next year. His first Comedy Central one-hour stand-up special, “Father Figure,” premiered in 2017 along with an extended uncensored album of the same name released by Comedy Central Records. His second Comedy Central one-hour stand-up special, “Roy Wood Jr.: No One Loves You,” will premiere at the beginning of 2019. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7:30pm: BCTC Theatre presents “From the Bluegrass-and Beyond” at Stagebox Theatre: A collection of short plays by local and regional playwrights. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Cosmic Charlie’s Benefit for Risley at Cosmic Charlie’s: They’ll be open from 8pm on Saturday in honor of Ryan Alexander Risley. More details: HERE.
  • 8pm: Allman Butter Band with Chris & Jen Shouse at The Burl (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9pm: SCMB, Pleasure Boys, Lashes, and Leaden Verse at The Green Lantern Bar (music): Live music!
  • 9pm: Fire Pit Cinema Presents JAWS: This Time It’s For Serious at Rock House Brewing: Movie time!
  • 9:45pm: Roy Wood Jr. at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Roy Wood Jr’s comedy has entertained millions across stage, television and radio. Roy joined “The Best F#@ing News Team”in 2015 as a correspondent on Comedy Central’s Emmy-nominated hit series,“The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.” In 2017, he was named the new host of Comedy Central’s storytelling series, “This is Not Happening,” which will launch a fifth season next year. His first Comedy Central one-hour stand-up special, “Father Figure,” premiered in 2017 along with an extended uncensored album of the same name released by Comedy Central Records. His second Comedy Central one-hour stand-up special, “Roy Wood Jr.: No One Loves You,” will premiere at the beginning of 2019. Tickets available: HERE.

 

Sunday, June 9, 2019 – BLUEGRASS FAIR

  • 10am: Community Yoga with Art, Anita Courtney at The Living Arts and Science Center (fitness/health/wellness): Anita Courtney leading her all levels Deep Peace Yoga. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 10am: Festival of the Bluegrass at the Kentucky Horse Park: 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.
  • 11am: IP&J PlanTacos at Wild Fig Books and Coffee (food): Come check out one of Kentucky’s newest and most unique flavors with the IP&J PlanTaco and pair it with some of the best craft brews in town.
  • 11am: Donation-based Yoga at Ethereal Brewing (fitness/health/wellness): donation-based Yoga with OMmaggi every Sunday at 11am!
  • 11am: Author Signing at Barnes and Noble Booksellers: Sandworld has an average review of 5 stars on both Amazon and Goodreads! Have your copy signed by the author Sunday, June 9, from 11:00am – 2:00pm at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Lexington, KY. 1932 Pavillion Way.
  • 2pm: BCTC Theatre presents “From the Bluegrass-and Beyond” at Stagebox Theatre: A collection of short plays by local and regional playwrights. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 2pm: Grand Opening at Shaking Seafood and Wings of Lexington (food): Grand opening all weekend long!
  • 3pm: 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. Ticket information: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Yoga at The Speakeasy (fitness/health/wellness): Please bring a mat and water. The cost of the lesson is donation based.
  • 7pm: The Coathangers at The Burl (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7:30pm: Duo Rocha Gândara – A Classy Brazilian Night at Creaux (music): The duo rocha gândara is composed by the maestro, composer and pianist João Rocha and by the singer and poet Dr. Paula Gândara. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8:30pm: Mean Girls Trivia at Soundbar (games): Five rounds of trivia!
  • 9pm: Amaryllis at Bar Louie (music): Amaryllis will be rocking the stage at 9pm!

 

Monday, June 10, 2019 – BLUEGRASS FAIR

  • 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.
  • 5pm: Lexington Lions Club Bluegrass Fair at Masterson Station Park: For over 55 years the Lexington Lions Club has presented the Bluegrass Fair that raises funds for community organizations to provide vision and hearing services to people who can not afford them. 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. Ticket information: HERE.
  • 5pm: 9th Anniversary Celebration at The Beer Trappe: See beers: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Canvas Paint Night at Pivot Brewing (art): June’s Canvas Paint Night is here! Join Brooke Harris, a local painting instructor, in a night of guided instruction of a painting. Learn basic painting techniques and create a step-by-step painting alongside Brooke. The price of the ticket includes all of the instruction, materials, and a cider/beer! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Monday Motivation Yoga at Soulrebelex (health/fitness/wellness): During the class,you will reconnect to your body and explore our tendencies and how they affect our daily lives. Breathwork, meditation, and up to 5 poses will be included for you to indulge in! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Smokestack Relics / Two Leg Dog at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: 90’s Trivia Night at Tipsy Cow Bar (games): Get your teams together! (Up to 6 per team) Message Tipsy to Register! WINNING TEAM WALKS AWAY WITH $100 CASH AND TIPSY MERCHANDISE!
  • 8pm: Trivia Nights at Best Friend Bar (games): Free to play and fun prizes!
  • 9pm: Champion’s Poker Tournament at Soundbar (games): EVERY WEEK at their Monday Night Poker game the winner will claim the $50 CASH PRIZE & their seat at the Champions Table on June 24th

 

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 – BLUEGRASS FAIR, BIG BAND & JAZZ

  • 12pm: Grand Opening at Michikusa Japanese Restaurant (food): Located at 125 Codell Drive. We will open for Lunch and Dinner! Lunch is from 12pm until 2:30pm. Dinner is from 6pm until 10pm.
  • 1pm: Free Movie at the Lexington Public Library – Downtown (free/kid friendly): For families. No registration required- first come, first served. Today’s movie: Ratatouille.
  • 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. More details: HERE.
  • 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. Ticket information: HERE.
  • 5pm: 9th Anniversary Celebration at The Beer Trappe: See beers: 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 and talk plants. Today’s lecture: Outside the Apothecary Jar: Unique Terrariums and How to Make Them. Speaker: Holli Friley. Everyone loves a terrarium, a little world living in glass is absolutely charming. However, they have been very popular over the years and maybe some of the designs feel a little tired. Join us as Holli Friley of Michler’s Florist breathes new life into these little worlds and demonstrates refreshing new terrarium concepts.
  • 5:30pm: Basic Macrame 101 at Kentucky Maker Company (crafts): You will learn basic macrame knots, pattern design and how to make your own wall hanging. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 5:30pm: Lexington Podcasters June Happy Hour at Ranada’s Bistro and Bar (networking): Lexington Podcasters is a monthly meetup group that helps connect people interested in podcasting, blogging, social networking, and new media to learn, share, and grow their podcasting skills. This meet-up group is meant for people who create (or are interested in creating) interesting, innovative and oftentimes thought provoking podcasts.
  • 6pm: Asian Summer Snacks with Dan Wu at The Living Arts and Science Center (food): Learn to make fast, easy, and light Asian-inspired summer snacks from the creative mind behind Atomic Ramen. Chef Dan Wu walks you through everything from spring rolls to mango salad to cold ramen and more. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Free Yoga at Voices of Hope (fitness/health/wellness): Join us for free yoga at our Recovery Community Center (450 Old Vine Street) every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:30pm. Take some time out of your day just for you — to focus on your health, wellness, and recovery!
  • 7pm: Trivia Tuesdays at Ethereal Brewing (games): Win some cash prizes!
  • 7pm: FRIENDS Live Trivia Night at the Tilted Kilt (games): Play and win!
  • 7pm: Big Band and Jazz at Moondance Amphitheater (music): Come out and hear some great music! Tonight’s band: Tim Lake and The Blue Jazz Persuaders.
  • 7pm: Tilted Tuesday Trivia at Tilted Kilt (games): Tilted Tuesday Trivia is every Tuesday from 7-9 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: Adventure Theatre! at Sedona Taphouse: Adventure Theatre Presents: Mob Murder Mix-Up. Dinner begins at 7:00pm. Seating begins at 6:45pm. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Tuesday Night Live Team Trivia at the Bear and the Butcher (games): Play trivia and take home some prizes!
  • 8pm: Devine Carama Live at Creaux! (music/cause): Hip hop artist & director of youth nonprofit Believing In Forever Inc., Devine Carama, and internationally renowned DJ, JK-47, will be performing LIVE at Creaux to raised money for the upcoming “Community On The Corners” neighborhood initiative! This is a pay-what-you-want event with a goal of raising $1,000! More details: HERE.
  • 8pm: James McMurtry with Bonnie Whitmore at The Burl (music): Live music! Details: HERE.
  • 8pm: Karaoke at bd’s Mongolian Grill – Larkin Road (music): Grab your friends for a fun night at the Mongo Bar!
  • 10pm: N64 Mario Kart Tournament at Soundbar! (games): CASH PRIZES for 1st and 2nd Place!

 

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 – BLUEGRASS FAIR

  • 4pm: Farmers Market at The Summit at Fritz Farm: Come outside of Honeywood every Wednesday for fresh produce, entertainment and more!
  • 4:30pm: Jesse Ebaugh – Alive at the West Sixth Barrel Room at West Sixth Brewing (music): Live music! More details: HERE.
  • 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. Ticket information: HERE.
  • 5pm: 9th Anniversary Celebration at The Beer Trappe: See beers: HERE.
  • 5:30pm: Intro to Hand Lettering at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning (art/crafts): You will cover materials, walk through the basic hand-lettered alphabet together, and learn techniques and strokes to achieve a gorgeous look with your lettering. You’ll get plenty of guided, hands-on practice and will finish a small project to take home and frame. No experience necessary! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Lexington Bourbon Society June Social Sipper at Epping’s on Eastside (networking/food): Come out to Lexington Bourbon Society Sipper’s at Epping’s on Eastside! More details: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: West Sixth Brewing: A History at Total Wine & More – Lexington Green: Spend the evening with West Sixth Brewing. Get an insider look into the history of the brewery as well as a spotlight of their community involvement.
  • 7pm: Wednesday Trivia at Mirror Twin Brewing (games): Play trivia!
  • 7pm: The Office Trivia Night at KSBar & Grille (games): Cash prize for the winning team!
  • 7pm: Hiss Golden Messenger at The Burl (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: SHARE, BAD IDOLS, and BURNT TOAST at Best Friend Bar (music): Two punk bands from Knoxville, Tennessee!
  • 7pm: Trivia Night at The Burl Arcade (games): Prizes to be won!
  • 8pm: Garrett T. Capps -The Tender Things – Western Movies at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Live music! More details: HERE.
  • 8pm: Pub Trivia at HopCat Lexington (games): Play trivia and win a prize!
  • 10pm: 90’s Karaoke at Soundbar (music): Come enjoy a fun throwback night while you hear and sing your favorite songs from the 90’s.

 

Thursday, June 13, 2019 – BLUEGRASS FAIR AND THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE

  • 10am: Life is Sweet Tea Towel at Quilter’s Square (crafts): Learn how to make this awesome embroidered towel with strawberries! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 1pm: Free Movie at the Lexington Public Library – Downtown (free/kid friendly): For families. No registration required- first come, first served. Today’s movie: Monster House.
  • 3pm: Evening Farmers Market on Alexandria Drive: Come out to the Farmers Market!
  • 4pm: IP&J at Pivot Brewing: Come check out one of Kentucky’s newest and most unique flavors with the IP&J PlanTaco and pair it with some of the best craft brews in town. It’s everything we love about authentic Cuban food wrapped up in a vegan, gluten free plantain tortilla. Add pickled onions for an extra tasty crunch. For more details: HERE.
  • 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. Ticket information: HERE.
  • 5pm: East End Market at The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center: Bring home your very own share of this season’s finest local produce, with ten different mouthwatering varieties at each pick-up. Their veggies are cooperatively purchased, so we’re able to buy direct from local farms at wholesale cost. Your family can join the fun by pre-ordering your share – we use a sliding scale, so EVERYONE is included.
  • 5:30pm: Thursday Night Live at the 5/3 Pavillon: Come out 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: 9th Anniversary Celebration at The Beer Trappe: See beers: HERE.
  • 5:30pm: Finally Learn to Knit at Kentucky Maker Company (crafts): Yarn is available to workshop attendees to learn for free. If you’d like to take home yarn for personal use, you can pick out some in the shop for a 20% discount. More details and tickets available: HERE.
  • 6pm: June Crafts on Tap: Festival Jewelry, Working with Leather at The Living Arts and Science Center: Discuss basic jewelry design and learn to use recycled leather to create wearable works of art. Have a blast designing our own unique pendants, earrings, key chains, and more! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Southland Jamboree at Moondance Amphitheater (music): Come out and enjoy some great local bluegrass music on its new night, Thursday! See schedule: HERE.
  • 7pm: Krish Mohan’s Politely Angry Tour at Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes (comedy): Comedian Krish Mohan explores various social, political and philosophical issues, such as war culture, immigration, economics and more with his quick wit & quirky attitude. Described as “dangerously perceptive and honest, but somehow still loving and inclusive” by venues across the country, Krish’s show will make you think and laugh at the same time. More details: HERE.
  • 7:15pm: Orny Adams at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Orny has had one hour stand up specials on Netflix, Comedy Central and his third special “More Than Loud” is airing now on Showtime. Adams has appeared all over television, most notably on The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman and The Conan O’Brien Show. And you might also recognize him as Coach from the TV show Teen Wolf which ran for six seasons. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Brett Noland Band, John Lovern, Rifletown: Live at The Burl (music): Live music!
  • 9pm: Indigo Storm/Forrest/Vena Cava at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Live music!

 

 

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I'm Whitney, the founder of Fabulous in Fayette, and I'm a Proud Kentuckian, who is in love with her city of Lexington. I'm dedicated in sharing what our city and has to offer to locals, and whoever may visit in the future. I showcase numerous events, local businesses and restaurants, as well as bourbon. Every Friday, I post a list of over 100 things to do in Lexington for the upcoming week, so everyone can know what's going on and have a chance to get out and explore Lexington.

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