Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week of June 14-20, 2019

June 13, 2019

We’ve made it through another week! There are SO MANY events going on this weekend, and many are outside. Let’s just hope we have beautiful weather!

Tomorrow is National Bourbon Day! Legend has it that June 14 is the anniversary of the very first time that bourbon was distilled in the late 1700s. On May 4, 1964, Lyndon B. Johnson signed an Act of Congress which declared bourbon “America’s Native Spirit.” This means that to be called bourbon, it must adhere to very strict regulations and must be made in the United States.

There are many summer activities happening this weekend and upcoming week, such as the Bluegrass Fair, Friday Night Flicks at Jacobson Park, Summer Nights in Suburbia, and the Lexington Rodeo.

Crank and Boom is celebrating six years and The Beer Trappe is celebrating its ninth year!

There will be a concert at Whitaker Bank Ballpark and there will be many artists performing to kick off summer! Ludacris, Waka Flocka, Petey Pablo, Mims, and Midwest Explosion is performing with Twista, Do or Die, and Shawnna. Tickets available: HERE.

Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week of June 14-20, 2019

Friday, June 14, 2019 – NATIONAL BOURBON DAY AND THE BLUEGRASS FAIR

  • 8am: June Coffee Meet-up: Making Neighborhood Events Work for You at Martine’s Pastries (networking): June’s installment of the Local First Lexington’s Coffee Meet-Up series will be held at Martine’s Pastries. The topic is Making Neighborhood Events Work for Your Business. The local expert this month is Chad Walker, from Walker Properties and The Warehouse Block. More details: HERE.
  • 10am: Celebrate Dad at The Summit: Come all weekend long for Father’s Day giveaways, live music, sales & more! See a list of specials: HERE.
  • 10am: Science Fridays Planetarium: Dawn of the Space Age at The Living Arts and Science Center: From the launch of the first artificial satellite Sputnik, to the magnificent lunar landings and privately operated space flights — be immersed and overwhelmed with this most accurate historic reconstruction of man’s first steps into space. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 11am: MOD Pizza Fundraiser for Pit Crew at MOD Pizza – Tates Creek (cause): Mention LEXINGTON PIT CREW and this flyer, or show flyer at location to have 20% of your order donated to our dogs! Being your friends, family, take your office to lunch or meet friends for dinner for a great cause! Donations from orders from open to close on Friday, June 14th! 11am-9pm. See flyer: HERE.
  • 11am: Be Our SOUPerhero! Support The Plantory at Atomic Ramen (cause): Come out to The Barn and enjoy a bowl (or more) of Atomic Ramen. Proceeds from ramen sales will go to The Plantory.
  • 4pm: IP&J 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.
  • 4pm: National Bourbon Day $5 Happy Hour (alcohol): BHG Jefferson’s Ocean at OBC Kitchen (alcohol): Happy National Bourbon Day! You can try BHG’s Private Selection Jefferson’s Ocean Cask Strength 10 Year for just $5!
  • 5pm: Lexington Rodeo at Alltech Arena: Lexington Rodeo is a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Event brought to the community by the Lexington Rotary Club and wonderful sponsors. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 5pm: 9th Anniversary Celebration! at The Beer Trappe: Come out and celebrate 9 years! 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.
  • 5:30pm: Yappy Hour at the Ashland, Henry Clay Estate: Yappy Hour is a dog-friendly cocktail hour style fundraiser for downtown Lexington’s most beautiful and dog approved greenspace: Ashland. Ashland depends on private donations and fundraising events to be able to maintain the mansion & grounds for the enjoyment of Lexingtonians and their pets. Tickets are $15. More details: HERE and HERE.
  • 6pm: How to Refinish Furniture hosted by “Make it with Molly” (crafts): Each attendee will get a chance to sand, paint, stain and seal a piece of furniture provided by me. You will also get to take home an informational packet that goes into detail everything you learned that day! Each attendee will be provided with an apron, latex gloves and safety glasses. Please wear clothing you aren’t worried about getting dirty. Tickets are $20. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6pm: Family Paint Pour at Cut and Paste Craft Studio (art/crafts): Families can work together to either create a set of 4 wood slice coasters, a 12″x12″ canvas, a 12″ wooden letter or a 10″ clay pot. Families can create one together or you can register for multiple projects. More details: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Rachel Crowe Band at Proud Mary’s BBQ (music): Live music!
  • 7pm: MMF Night at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): There will be music from Blind Corn Liquor Pickers, The Local Honeys, Cody Brooks, Pearlie Jenkins, Dave Ernst, and Cody Lee Meece.
  • 7pm: Summer Nights in Suburbia at Moondance Amphitheater (music): Every Friday night we have FREE live music in Beaumont. Summer Nights in Suburbia with Boogie G and the Titanics. Free for all, bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy!
  • 7pm: Friday Flicks at Jacobson Park: Flicks includes inflatables, food vendors, non-profit vendors and more. Pre-show activities start at 7 p.m., and the show begins when it’s dark. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating! There is a $2 parking fee per vehicle, cash only. Tonight’s film is How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.
  • 7pm: Progress Red Hot String Band/Bill Livers Ensemble Reunion at The Thirsty Fox – Zim’s Cafe (music): The glorious reunion of the band that played with Fiddling Bill Livers throughout the 1970s and 80s in Lexington and beyond has been moved to the Thirsty Fox. Come early for seating.
  • 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!
  • 7:15: 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.
  • 9pm: Vinyl Richie LIVE at O’Neills: Live music!
  • 9pm: The New Respects at The Burl (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 10:30pm: Pub Night with Joel at Henry Clay’s Public House (music): Live music!
  • 9pm: Wicked Peace/Home Grown Head/When Autumn Calls at The Green Lantern Bar (music): Live music!
  • 9:45: 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.
  • 10pm: Derek Spencer, Blakeley Burger, and Brad Fowble at Lynagh’s Irish Pub (music): Live music!

 

Saturday – THE BLUEGRASS FAIR AND THE LEXINGTON SUMMER KICKOFF AT THE BALLPARK

  • 8am: 2019 Wild Hearts 10K, 5K, and Fun Run at Keeneland (cause): The Wild Hearts Superhero 10k & 5K, and Kid’s Fun Run is June 15, 2019 at Keeneland! The Wild Hearts Fun Run is the primary fundraiser for Kerrington’s Heart, Inc., a Kentucky Non-Profit benefiting children born with Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) and their familes. Our 10K, 5K Run/Walk and Kid’s Super Sprint, and Kid’s Metropolis full of activities provide fun for all ages! Sign up: HERE.
  • 8am: Martine’s Father’s Saturday at Martine’s Pastries (food): Treat Dad to a Martine’s brunch and all day happy hour, this Father’s Saturday June 15, 2019, 8am to 4pm at the cafe. More details: HERE.
  • 9am: Bluegrass Farmers’ Market at 1837 Plaudit Place: Come visit the Bluegrass Farmers’ Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays in the Hamburg Liquor Barn parking lot, 1837 Plaudit Place in Lexington. They are 100% Kentucky Proud!
  • 9am: Dallas Moore Band / Laid Back Country Picker / Bedford Band at The Burl (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 10am: Wattle Workshops at Ashland, Henry Clay Estate (crafts): Wattle refers to a material for making fences, walls, etc. consisting of stakes and interlacing branches. As shown in the photo, wattle fences today are a picturesque way to screen utilities, bins, or add definition in gardens. You can learn this technique while working in community at the Ashland Wattle Workshops on the Henry Clay Estate. You will learn the technique while helping us create wattle fencing to surround our newly planted hemp plot. More details and tickets available: HERE.
  • 10am: Celebrate Dad at The Summit: Come all weekend long for Father’s Day giveaways, live music, sales & more! See a list of specials: HERE.
  • 10am: Weekly Saturday Brunch with Sunrise Bakery at 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!
  • 11am: Downtown Playground at Lexington Public Library – Downtown (kid friendly): Bring the whole family for a variety of performances, interactive art, & games on the library’s front porch: Phoenix Park!
  • 11am: We Dig the Great British Bake-Off at Lexington Public Library – Blake James Drive (food): Competitions, Baking Bingo, demonstrations, sweet treats and more! For families. No registration required.
  • 11am: Father’s Day Weekend Special at Gattitown (food): Dads get one FREE buffet & drink with the purchase of a $10 game card on Sat. 6/15 and Sun 6/16. *Buffet admission is required to enter Gattitown.
  • 12pm: Last IP&J Plan Taco Rollout Popup (food): 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. More details: HERE.
  • 4pm: Stockyards Beef BBQ Fest 2019 at Bluegrass Stockyards (food): The second annual Stockyards Beef BBQ Fest is back!
  • 4pm: WOLF Selfies at 4561 Iron Works Pike, Lexington, Kentucky: Come out to the Bluegrass Regional Marketplace for Wolf Selfies, BBQ, Vendors, Music, Petting Zoo and so much more!
  • 4pm: Lexington Summer Kickoff at the Ballpark at Whitaker Bank Ballpark (music): Starring…Ludacris, Waka Flocka, Petey Pablo, Mims, and Midwest Explosion performance with Twista, Do or Die, and Shawnna. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 4pm: Hockey for Covington Pay It Forward Happy Hour at West Sixth Brewing: Come out on Saturday, June 15th from 4-6pm in supporting our Northern Kentucky Pay it Forward recipient, Hockey for Covington. $1 from each pint sold from 4-6 will kick back to them! More details: HERE.
  • 5pm: Lexington Rodeo at Alltech Arena: Lexington Rodeo is a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Event brought to the community by the Lexington Rotary Club and wonderful sponsors. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 5pm: 9th Anniversary Celebration! at The Beer Trappe: Come out and celebrate 9 years! 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.
  • 6pm: Sounds of Summer: Bebo Baxter at The Summit at Fritz Farm (music): Enjoy big white tents, soft seating, games, food tastings, drinks & more! Bebo Baxter Music will be playing your favorite songs as we enjoy these summer nights
  • 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: Local H / In The Whale / The Dodies / Whalerus at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Trivia Night at Good Foods (games): 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.
  • 7:15: 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.
  • 9pm: Saturday Night Trivia at Shamrock’s Bar and Grill – Hartland (games): Best Team Name wins a free appetizer! $10, $20, & $30 gift cards awarded to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners!
  • 9:45: 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.

 

Sunday, June 16, 2019 – BLUEGRASS FAIR AND FATHER’S DAY

  • 10am: Celebrate Dad at The Summit: Come all weekend long for Father’s Day giveaways, live music, sales & more! See a list of specials: HERE.
  • 10am: Makers Market on Southland: 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.
  • 10am: Fathers Day Buffet – MEATS! at Ranada’s Bistro and Bar (food): Full brunch buffet with all the fixins’ Dad will love!!! Plenty of grilled, BBQ, roasted and sautéed meats with sides that will remind you of the best meals ever! Reservations required (859) 523-4141. Tickets are $25. Menu available: HERE
  • 10am: Community Yoga with Art, Terrence Fister at The Living Arts and Science Center (fitness/health/wellness): Yoga with Art in the GLO Gallery. Class is $5.
  • 11am: Father’s Day Barbecue at Honeywood (food): Celebrate Dad with a visit to Honeywood on Father’s Day, June 16, where Chef Josh will be at the smoker cooking up delicious, tender meats using Kentucky hardwood. Meats are served with choice of side, housemade sauce, pickles and Midway Bakery white bread. Barbecue specials served 11 am until sold out. Regular menu will also be available. Menu available: HERE.
  • 11am: Father’s Day Brunch at J. Render’s Southern Table and Bar (food): Come treat him!
  • 11am: Father’s Day Weekend Special at Gattitown (food): Dads get one FREE buffet & drink with the purchase of a $10 game card on Sat. 6/15 and Sun 6/16. *Buffet admission is required to enter Gattitown.
  • 11am: $1 PBRs for Dads on Father’s Day at HopCat Lexington (alcohol): They’ll be serving $1 Pabst Blue Ribbon drafts all day to all dads.
  • 11am: Donation-based Yoga at Ethereal Brewing (fitness/health/wellness): Donation-based Yoga with OMmaggi! Tips for the awesome instructor are greatly appreciated.
  • 12pm: Father’s Day at NoBaked Cookie Dough (food): Come to NoBaked Cookie Dough Lexington for a FREE scoop of ice cream with any cookie dough purchase on Father’s Day!
  • 12pm: Father’s Day Brunch at The Arcade (food): Celebrate Dad at The Burl Arcade on Fathers Day over brunch at the arcade with some retro gaming / craft beer & cocktails. This is a kid and dog friendly event!
  • 2pm: Father’s Day Paint Party at Ethereal Brewing (art/crafts): Show dad how much you love him and paint a bourbon barrel head with him! More details and tickets available: HERE.
  • 3:30pm: Father’s Day Farm to Table Dinner at Beach House Caribbean (food): Celebrate Dad with a Farm to Table Dinner sourced by Kentucky’s black farmers prepared by Chef David Laurenvil! Feast and celebrate Dad with a Kentucky sourced Farm to Table Dinner. Meal includes salad, main entree, drink and dessert. Prepared by Chef David Laurenvil in his brand new restaurant, Beach House Caribbean Coffee and Tapas. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 5pm: 9th Anniversary Celebration! at The Beer Trappe: Come out and celebrate 9 years! 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.
  • 6:30pm: Yoga at The Speakeasy (fitness/health/wellness): Please bring a mat and water. The cost of the lesson is donation based.
  • 8pm: Bones Owens at The Burl (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8:30pm: Toy Story Trivia & Movie Ticket Giveaway at Soundbar (games): MOVIE TICKET GIVEAWAY – Toy Story opens on June 21st, and they’ll be giving away FREE TICKETS so you can be one of the first fans to see it!

 

Monday, June 17, 2019

  • 8:30am: Monday Morning Community Yoga at Martine’s Pastries (health/fitness/wellness): Monday morning community yoga at Martine’s Pastries weekly at 8:45am! Class by donation but pay what you can.
  • 11am: Mission Monday: Common Good at Blue Stallion Brewing Company (cause): Common Good is a local non-profit which works to advance holistic community development in North Lexington through leadership, education, recreation, and spiritual formation. Blue Stallion is giving 10% of the day’s sales to this great organization!
  • 5pm: Dine to Donate at El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant (cause): Dine to Donate at El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant on Monday, June 17 from 5-9pm. 20% of food and non-alcoholic beverage purchases go to Bluegrass Youth Ballet to support their move to Southland Drive. See flyer: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: The gift of a “Kentucky Hug” – Celebrate with the “Olds” Bourbon Event at Ranada’s Bistro and Bar (alcohol): Six amazing bourbons. Six incredible tastings. One memorable night! Join bourbon aficionado and historian Woodrow Carter and Chef Ranada Riley on a journey into some of the finest bourbons Kentucky has to offer. $125 per person. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Dad-Themed Trivia at Ethereal Brewing (games): Play trivia and win prizes!
  • 7pm: Bluegrass on the Patio at J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar (music): Music by the band 27 South, weather permitting.
  • 8pm: Trivia Nights at Best Friend Bar (games): Free to play and prizes to be won! First place, second place, and third place get a prize!
  • 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 18, 2019

  • 6am: Yoga on the Green at Triangle Park (fitness/health/wellness): Come out for free outdoor yoga in Triangle Park in downtown Lexington June 11 through August 22 at 6 to 7am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All classes are led by instructors from the YMCA of Central Kentucky. Remember to bring water, towel and mat with you. All classes are weather permitting. If there is inclement weather class will be held at the High Street YMCA in the Group Exercise Room. Text @TRAVELINGY to 81010 to stay informed. No class on July 4.
  • 1pm: Free Family Movies Every Tuesday & Thursday This Summer at Lexington Public Library – Downtown (free/kid friendly): For families. No registration required- first come, first served. Today’s movie is Hotel Transylvania 3.
  • 2pm: Harry Potter Wand Workshop at Joseph-Beth Booksellers (kid friendly): Come out for a family-friendly wand workshop in honor of the new book, “The Unofficial Ultimate Harry Potter Spellbook”! Perfect for ages 6 and up, we’ll be making magical wands for everyone to take home and use with the new spellbook. This event is free and open to the public but registration is requested—call the bookstore at 859-273-2911 to register!
  • 2pm: Tea Tuesday at Waveland (food): 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. $30.00 per person. More details: HERE.
  • 5pm: KIDS ART DAY 2019 at 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!
  • 5:30pm: Modern Embroidery at Kentucky Maker Company (crafts): They will supply all you need material wise plus our knowledge – come learn to do embroidery yourself! You will learn basic embroidery stitches and how to make your own embroidered piece you can take home with you. Tickets are $35. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 5:30pm: Potting Shed Lecture Series at Michler’s Florist, Greenhouses, and Garden Design: Do you get the feeling that you and your kids aren’t spending enough time outside? Are you afraid that you all spend too much time on electronics? Raven Run Manager Jennifer Hubbard-Sánchez will talk with you about the social, emotional, health, and educational benefits of more time in nature, ways to engage in family environmental education, and yes, even about the coolest apps to engage your kids in the great outdoors. Bilingual Español y English.
  • 6pm: Primo Pesto with Madison Heltzel at The Living Arts and Science Center: Learn the art of cooking with fresh herbs from the garden. Make and preserve fresh summer pesto and use this flavor in a variety of recipes. Learn to grow and care for basil plants at home. Tickets are $35/$30 Members. 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. They will guide you through proper physical techniques that will allow you to practice confidently and with ease all while have a great time. More details: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Free Yoga at The Burl (fitness/health/wellness): Come get centered with with Christina Morales at The Burl for Happy Hour Yoga.
  • 6:30pm: Free Yoga at Voices of Hope (fitness/health/wellness): Come out 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: Tilted Tuesday Trivia at Tilted Kilt (games): Grab your gang and come test your knowledge, try to win great prizes, and enjoy Country Boy Pints for just $3!
  • 7pm: Cider Dinner with Pivot Brewing at HopCat (food/alcohol): This is their first ever cider dinner! Three courses + dessert. Each course is paired with a cider. Tickets are $31.80. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Trivia Tuesdays at Ethereal Brewing (games): Play trivia and win some prizes!
  • 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: Big Band and Jazz at Moondance Amphitheater (music): Come out on Tuesday nights and hear some great music. Today’s band is Lexington Concert Band.
  • 8pm: The Office Trivia Night at Edley’s BBQ (games): Trivia is always FREE to play and they will have prizes and gift cards for the winners!
  • 8pm: Tuesday Karaoke at bd’s Malibu (music): Come sing your heart out!

 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 – NATIONAL MARTINI DAY AND CRANK AND BOOM’S 6TH BIRTHDAY

  • 11am: National Martini Day at Bar Louie (alcohol): Come out to Bar Louie on Wednesday, June 19th for National Martini Day where we’ll be celebrating with Martini Day Deals all day!*
  • 4pm: Farmers Market at The Summit at Fritz Farm: Come outside Honeywood every Wednesday for fresh produce, entertainment and more!
  • 5pm: Crank & Boom’s 6th Birthday Bash at Crank and Boom (both locations): Come out and celebrate! More details: HERE.
  • 5pm: Ethereal Patio Tap Takeover at Bru Burger Bar (alcohol): Come see Ethereal out on the patio at Bru Burger Bar Wednesday June the 19th. 5 beers on tap including: Baltic Porter, Mcguffin Hazelnut Brown Ale, O.G.L.P Saison, White Ale, and Wanderland IPA. Also featuring a burger pairing, the Lemon Zest burger. House-made lemon pepper aioli, House-made guac, fresh pico de gallo, Swiss cheese, and tortilla strips.
  • 5:30pm: Intro to Hand Lettering at Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning (art/class): In this intro course, 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! More details: HERE. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6pm: Wente Wine Dinner at The Thirsty Fox – Zim’s Cafe (food/alcohol): The Thirsty Fox and Zim’s Cafe are hosting a wine dinner you don’t want to miss! Chef Nick is curating a four-course meal perfectly paired with wines from Wente Vineyards. Wente expert, Paula Witkowski, will be here sharing her wine knowledge with you as you enjoy each wine and food pairing.  More details: HERE.
  • 6pm: Picnic Class at wine + market (food/class): This class will highlight items fit for dining al fresco, and we’ll have a lot of fun chatting about the history of outdoor drinking and dining. RSVP only by calling the store at (859) 225-0755.
  • 6:30pm: Unpretentious Pairings: Wine & Snacks at Total Wine & More – Lexington Green (alcohol): Come out to explore easy, delicious wine-and-snack food pairings, including all your favorite treats, from salty to sweet. Tickets are $20. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Harry Potter and the Night of Trivia at KSR Bar & Grille (games): Cash prize for the winning team!
  • 7pm: Essential Oils & Scripture at Seed and Harvest (class):If you want to learn more about oils from our ancient Biblical friends, and how they were used, and why they are still relevant today, come join us and experience the beauty and healing God provided from day One! We’ll be gathering together in Lexington, KY, at a beautiful studio. Come out, smell all the smells and experience God’s heart and mind in a new way.
  • 7pm: Wednesday Trivia at Mirror Twin Brewing (games): Win some prizes!
  • 8pm: Pub Trivia at HopCat (games): Play trivia and win a prize!
  • 8pm: Tim Easton with Maggie Lander at The Burl (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 10pm: 9 to 5 Dolly Parton Karaoke at Soundbar (music): Come sing and hear your favorite Hits with your Karaoke Host JayJax!

 

Thursday, June 20, 2019 – THURSDAY NIGHT LIVE

  • 6am: Yoga on the Green at Triangle Park (fitness/health/wellness): Come out for free outdoor yoga in Triangle Park in downtown Lexington June 11 through August 22 at 6 to 7am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All classes are led by instructors from the YMCA of Central Kentucky. Remember to bring water, towel and mat with you. All classes are weather permitting. If there is inclement weather class will be held at the High Street YMCA in the Group Exercise Room. Text @TRAVELINGY to 81010 to stay informed. No class on July 4.
  • 12:10pm: Lunch Hour Mindfulness Walks at The Arboretum (wellness): Will meet every Thursday on the Arboretum gardens and paths, gathering outside the front of the Visitor Center. Low intensity walking. No experience necessary. Suggested donation is $3.
  • 5pm: Buddha Belly Rolling Deli at Wise Bird Cider Company at Wise Bird Cider: Great food + drink + great people = great times!
  • 5pm: Woodhill Community Market at Woodhill – Codell Drive: 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.
  • 5pm: Biscuit’s BBQ and Catering at Country Boy Brewing (food): Their first trip to Lexington! Come try their special award winning BBQ!
  • 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.
  • 6pm: Low Country Shrimp Boil at J. Render’s Southern Table and Bar (food): Mark your calendar for J. Render’s 1st Annual Low Country Shrimp Boil! They’ll have live music, drink specials and much more!
  • 6pm: To The Table at Mulberry and Lime (food/cause): Enjoy experiencing a Mulberry & Lime hosted dinner featuring Mulberry & Lime products. Cocktails and conversation will begin at 5:00pm. The meal will be prepared by Janey Thompson of Dupree Catering. Tickets are $100 and proceeds will benefit GreenHouse17. GreenHouse17 is a nonprofit organization committed to ending intimate partner abuse in families and the community. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Southland Jamboree at Moondance Amphitheater (music): Come out and enjoy some great local bluegrass music on its new night, Thursday! Tonight’s band is Uptown Blue.
  • 7pm: General Knowledge Trivia at Lexington Diner (games): Play trivia and win prizes!
  • 7pm: Punk Rock Arcade Party II at The Burl: Featuring The Rough Customers, Jockey Onassis, and Test Passenger! Come and get your vintage arcade fix and be rocked by the local punk and ska scene. This will also be Jockey Onassis’s Album release show! Tickets are $5. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7:15pm: Chris Franjola at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Chris Franjola is a writer/comedian who can currently be heard hosting his highly successful podcast, Cover To Cover With Chris Franjola (over 700 5 star iTunes reviews & Top 50 iTunes Comedy podcasts) also he’s a frequent contributor on Heather McDonald’s wildly successful podcast, Juicy Scoop. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Team Trivia at Blue Stallion Brewing Company (games): Free to play!
  • 9pm: Horrible Girl and the Hot Mess / noncompliant / Dad Shorts at Best Friend Bar (music): Live music!

 

 

 

Have a good weekend, and be sure to share this post, so the word can get out about what’s going in Lexington this week!

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Hi, y'all!

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!

xoxo, Whitney

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