Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week Of August 23-29, 2019

August 22, 2019

 

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Can you believe it’s almost the end of August?! Well, this is an exciting weekend to be living in Lexington! On Saturday, there is the Chevy Chase Street Fair! If movies are your thing, then you have plenty of chances to watch a movie outside – at Fountain Film Fridays, Rock House Brewing, or at The Summit at Fritz Farm.

One of my favorite events is happening this Saturday and Sunday – CRAVE Lexington Food and Music Festival at Masterson Station Park. If you haven’t been, then you definitely should go! There is tons of food and all of it is local! What better way to spend the weekend than being with friends, eating local food, and enjoying the outdoors?!

Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week Of August 23-29, 2019

Friday, August 23, 2019 – Last Friday to Rosé all Day at Belle’s Cocktail House and Fountain Films Friday

  • 8am: Piano in Parks at Phoenix, Thoroughbred, Woodland, and Castlewood Park (art/music): Is playing a piano in the great outdoors on your bucket list? Lexington, KY Parks & Recreation is about to help you cross it off. Parks have placed pianos at four parks – Phoenix, Thoroughbred, Woodland and Castlewood – from Friday, July 19, through Friday, August 30. To add a little visual art, the pianos have been painted by Parks and Recreation staff artist Carol Drury.
  • 11am: Chuy’s Green Chile Festival at Chuy’s (food): Hatch is in session, and in season too! Come out as Chuy’s celebrates the amazing Green Chile pepper fresh from their farms in Hatch, New Mexico. Enjoy exciting new dishes, giveaways and a limited edition t-shirt during their 31st annual Green Chile Fest! Visit Chuy’s for more information!
  • 1pm: ‘No Kid Hungry’ Instant Pot Pop-Up at Williams Sonoma (class): Come out for this Pop-Up Class to Help Benefit ‘No Kid Hungry’!! RSVP by calling (859) 245-5127! Class Fee: $20 **ALL Proceeds Locally Benefit ‘No Kid Hungry.’ Class Menu: Minestrone Soup, Chicken Wings & a seasonal Risotto.
  • 4pm: $5 Happy Hour: Four Roses Small Batch Select at OBC Kitchen (alcohol): You can try Four Roses Small Batch Select for just $5!
  • 5pm: The Last Friday to Rosé all Day at Belle’s Cocktail House (alcohol): Come out this Friday for the last week of their famous Rosé all Day special! Sip pink wine on the roof for just $12 from 5pm to 9pm.
  • 5pm: Press Your Own Geode Bath Bomb at LUSH (crafts): Come out for an evening of handmade Lush fun and press your very own Lush Bath Bomb to take home! Their bestselling Geode is a real show stopper and you’ll get to experience first hand what goes into the process of creating this sparkling, fizzing, little bath treat. The event is free of charge and takes place right before the The Summit at Fritz Farm’s Moonlight Movie Showing of Trolls. More details: HERE.
  • 5:30pm: Taste at the House: Bourbon at Bodley-Bullock at Bodley-Bullock: Come out and support the Junior League of Lexington with a cocktail and tasting fundraiser at the historic Bodley-Bullock House featuring the Charles Medley Distillery. More details: HERE and tickets available: HERE.
  • 6pm: Moonlight Movie: Trolls at The Summit Fritz Farm: Come out for a fun-fueled feature film behind Edley’s BBQ! From giveaways to popcorn and bubble machines, you’ll dance & sing your hearts out to TROLLS! Their pop-ups & activities will begin at 6 pm, movie begins at dusk. More details: HERE.
  • 7pm: Lakeside Live at Lexington Green (music): Comet 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! More details: HERE.
  • 7pm: Summer Nights in Suburbia at Moondance Amphiteater (music): Every Friday night, there is FREE live music in Beaumont. Come out and spend the evening! Tonight’s band: Other Brothers.
  • 7pm: Team Trivia Friday at Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes (games): Free trivia with prizes to be won!
  • 7:15pm: Nate Bargatze at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Nate was featured as one of Esquire’s ‘Best New Comedians’ by Jim Gaffigan, one of Marc Maron’s ‘Comedians to Watch’ in Rolling Stone, one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” for 2015, and as #1 on Vulture’s ‘50 Comedians You Should Know’ in 2015. His debut one hour special, Full Time Magic, premiered on Comedy Central that spring, followed by his debut album, “Yelled at by a Clown,” which reached #1 on the iTunes Comedy Charts and remained on Billboard’s Top Ten Comedy Charts for weeks. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Ghost Walk of Lexington: Haunted Tales and Historic Trails at Carneige 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. More details: HERE and tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Patio Party at Edley’s Bar-B-Que (food): $5 Margaritas ft Lunazal Tequila & Sips and Snacks specials!
  • 9pm: Fire Pit Cinema Presents The Big Lebowski at Rock House Brewing: Come out and enjoy a few and watch a movie!
  • 9pm: PNC Bank Presents Fountain Films on Friday: Secretariat at Triangle Park: Head to Triangle Park starting at dusk for a FREE movie shown on a giant inflatable screen! Admission is free and guests can purchase food and beverages from Big L’s Gourmet Dogs at Triangle Park Café! Final film of the year. Tonight’s film: Secretariat.
  • 9:45pm: Nate Bargatze at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Nate was featured as one of Esquire’s ‘Best New Comedians’ by Jim Gaffigan, one of Marc Maron’s ‘Comedians to Watch’ in Rolling Stone, one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” for 2015, and as #1 on Vulture’s ‘50 Comedians You Should Know’ in 2015. His debut one hour special, Full Time Magic, premiered on Comedy Central that spring, followed by his debut album, “Yelled at by a Clown,” which reached #1 on the iTunes Comedy Charts and remained on Billboard’s Top Ten Comedy Charts for weeks. Tickets available: HERE.

 

Saturday, August 24, 2019 – CRAVE LEXINGTON AND THE CHEVY CHASE STREET FAIR

  • 8am: Piano in Parks at Phoenix, Thoroughbred, Woodland, and Castlewood Park (art/music): Is playing a piano in the great outdoors on your bucket list? Lexington, KY Parks & Recreation is about to help you cross it off. Parks have placed pianos at four parks – Phoenix, Thoroughbred, Woodland and Castlewood – from Friday, July 19, through Friday, August 30. To add a little visual art, the pianos have been painted by Parks and Recreation staff artist Carol Drury.
  • 8am: Downtown Makers Markets at 251 West Main Street: Returning for their 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 Hamburg: Come visit the Bluegrass Farmers’ Market from 9am to 2pm Saturdays in the Hamburg Liquor Barn parking lot.
  • 10am: Cider + Savasana: Yoga with Christina and Casey at Wise Bird Cider (fitness/health/wellness): Join us for our donation-based yoga series, Cider + Savasana on the Wise Bird Cider patio.
  • 10am: Kentucky Bloggers August Meet-up at 214 West Maxwell Street (networking): Come out at the beautiful Franzetti Studio for a morning of mingling, coffee, pastries and discussion on August Topic, “Blogging 101: Branding & Social media”. Tickets are limited so buy yours now to hold your place. When you purchase your ticket, you will be entered to win a FREE PHOTOSHOOT SESSION for your blog and/or brand. Tickets are $10. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 10am: Beyond Grits Culinary Walking Tour: The Kentucky Classics at Visit Lex (food): All tours begin at the Lexington Visitors Center and end at the Lexington Farmers’ Market. Alex will share information about Kentucky food traditions and historical facts while visiting some of the best restaurants in downtown. At most of the stops you will hear from the chefs themselves while enjoying locally-sourced, bite-sized offerings. More details: HERE and tickets available: HERE.
  • 10am: Junior Chef “National Waffle Day Party” at Williams Sonoma (food/class): Let’s celebrate National Waffle Day together and whip up some fresh, homemade waffles! Proceeds benefit ‘No Kid Hungry’ in their fight to end childhood hunger in America. Call to RSVP at (859) 245-5127 or visit their website! Class Fee: $20 **Includes a Waffle Mix. Class Menu: Buttermilk Waffles.
  • 11am: Chuy’s Green Chile Festival at Chuy’s (food): Hatch is in session, and in season too! Come out as Chuy’s celebrates the amazing Green Chile pepper fresh from their farms in Hatch, New Mexico. Enjoy exciting new dishes, giveaways and a limited edition t-shirt during their 31st annual Green Chile Fest! Visit Chuy’s for more information!
  • 11am: Rock Hop at Rock House Brewing (alcohol): A celebration of beer’s best bud, hops, featuring IPAs from Rock House and friends! More details: HERE and tickets available: HERE. $25 per ticket. 10 tasters and custom glassware.
  • 11am: Tiki Party at Country Boy Brewing: Come to the Country Boy Tiki Party at the Lexington taproom on Saturday, August 24th! There will be tiki themed decorations, themed food, themed brews, beer slushies, t-shirt tie-dying, a costume contest and a limited glass release! 
  • 12pm: Crave Food + Music Festival at Masterson Station Park (food): Crave Lexington Food & Music Festival is Kentucky’s biggest celebration of locally-crafted fare! Two days, 50 food vendors, 11 bands, the Crave Classic car show, food performances and more! $2, $3, & $5 samples allow everyone to explore with low risk but high reward. Admission is $8 (10 and under free). Parking is free. More details: HERE.
  • 12pm: Seafood on the Big Green Egg at Housewarmings: Dive into this Special Housewarmings’ Big Green Egg EGGspert Class, Saturday, August 24, 12PM – 2PM, as we teach you everything you need to know about Grilling the Best Seafood Dishes on the Big Green Egg! During this Class you will learn to Prep, Grill, and EAT. See menu: HERE and tickets are $25. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 3pm: West Sixth for Wishes at West Sixth Brewing (cause): West Sixth will be hosting Make-A-Wish in the taproom where we all can connect about how to get involved. PLUS 6% of the sales that day will support local wishes!
  • 4pm: Chevy Chase Street Fair 2019: The annual neighborhood street fair brings friends and family together for a memorable summer evening. Local vendors supply shopping, food, music, and libations!
  • 7pm: Lakeside Live at Lexington Green (music): Comet 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! More details: 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.
  • 7:15pm: Nate Bargatze at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Nate was featured as one of Esquire’s ‘Best New Comedians’ by Jim Gaffigan, one of Marc Maron’s ‘Comedians to Watch’ in Rolling Stone, one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” for 2015, and as #1 on Vulture’s ‘50 Comedians You Should Know’ in 2015. His debut one hour special, Full Time Magic, premiered on Comedy Central that spring, followed by his debut album, “Yelled at by a Clown,” which reached #1 on the iTunes Comedy Charts and remained on Billboard’s Top Ten Comedy Charts for weeks. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9:45pm: Nate Bargatze at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): Nate was featured as one of Esquire’s ‘Best New Comedians’ by Jim Gaffigan, one of Marc Maron’s ‘Comedians to Watch’ in Rolling Stone, one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” for 2015, and as #1 on Vulture’s ‘50 Comedians You Should Know’ in 2015. His debut one hour special, Full Time Magic, premiered on Comedy Central that spring, followed by his debut album, “Yelled at by a Clown,” which reached #1 on the iTunes Comedy Charts and remained on Billboard’s Top Ten Comedy Charts for weeks. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 10pm: Back to School Bash at Tin Roof: Party your way into the fall semester at Tin Roof for our Back To School Bash! Live music by Cardfall and special UK themed drinks!

 

Sunday, August 25, 2019 – CRAVE LEXINGTON

  • 8am: Piano in Parks at Phoenix, Thoroughbred, Woodland, and Castlewood Park (art/music): Is playing a piano in the great outdoors on your bucket list? Lexington, KY Parks & Recreation is about to help you cross it off. Parks have placed pianos at four parks – Phoenix, Thoroughbred, Woodland and Castlewood – from Friday, July 19, through Friday, August 30. To add a little visual art, the pianos have been painted by Parks and Recreation staff artist Carol Drury.
  • 10am: Sunday Community Yoga with Art – Bethany Bubenzer at The Living Arts and Science Center (fitness/health/wellness): Yoga with Art in the Glo Gallery at The Living Arts and Science Center. Class is $5.
  • 11am: Chuy’s Green Chile Festival at Chuy’s (food): Hatch is in session, and in season too! Come out as Chuy’s celebrates the amazing Green Chile pepper fresh from their farms in Hatch, New Mexico. Enjoy exciting new dishes, giveaways and a limited edition t-shirt during their 31st annual Green Chile Fest! Visit Chuy’s for more information!
  • 11am: Destination France: Madeleines from Scratch at Williams Sonoma (food/class): Madeleines are French cakelike cookies that are baked in a special pan with shell-shaped molds! Madeleines pans were among the first baking pans that Chuck Williams brought to America in the late 1950s, and they were one of the most popular items sold! Come out as you learn to make Madeleines from scratch to finish using his original recipe!! Contact Williams Sonoma directly at (859) 245-5127 or visit their website! Class Fee: $30 **Includes a Madeleine Pan. Class Menu: Chuck Williams’ Madeleines.
  • 12pm: Crave Food + Music Festival at Masterson Station Park (food): Crave Lexington Food & Music Festival is Kentucky’s biggest celebration of locally-crafted fare! Two days, 50 food vendors, 11 bands, the Crave Classic car show, food performances and more! $2, $3, & $5 samples allow everyone to explore with low risk but high reward. Admission is $8 (10 and under free). Parking is free. More details: HERE.
  • 12pm: Beats & Brunch At The Beach House at Beach House – Carribean Coffee & Tapas (food): The Beach House restaurant has a great menu and plenty of options, specializing in Caribbean style brunch. Come grab a bite to eat, play a game of cornhole or Jenga. Or simply hang out, socialize and catch the vibe.
  • 1pm: Free Ice Cream Social at McConnell Springs (food): Come out for this end of the summer social!
  • 2pm: Summer Time Yappy Hour at Mirror Twin Brewing (alcohol): Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Mirror Twin Brewing are partnering with the Lexington Pit Crew to bring weekly “Yappy hours” every Sunday from 2pm to 5pm. They will be donating $2 per Tito’s cocktail during every Yappy Hour all summer back to support the Lexington Pit Crew!!
  • 3pm: Themed Trivia Night- The Office Building at Painting With a Twist (art): Test your knowledge and compete in a trivia contest to win prizes while painting “The Office Building”. With the news around this popular show leaving Netflix next year, this Trivia Night is picking up steam within our system! This will be a fun filled class of painting and trivia! More details: HERE and tickets available: HERE.
  • 8:30pm: Rick and Morty Trivia at Soundbar (games): Play trivia and win some prizes!

 

Monday, August 26, 2019

  • 8am: Piano in Parks at Phoenix, Thoroughbred, Woodland, and Castlewood Park (art/music): Is playing a piano in the great outdoors on your bucket list? Lexington, KY Parks & Recreation is about to help you cross it off. Parks have placed pianos at four parks – Phoenix, Thoroughbred, Woodland and Castlewood – from Friday, July 19, through Friday, August 30. To add a little visual art, the pianos have been painted by Parks and Recreation staff artist Carol Drury.
  • 11am: Chuy’s Green Chile Festival at Chuy’s (food): Hatch is in session, and in season too! Come out as Chuy’s celebrates the amazing Green Chile pepper fresh from their farms in Hatch, New Mexico. Enjoy exciting new dishes, giveaways and a limited edition t-shirt during their 31st annual Green Chile Fest! Visit Chuy’s for more information!
  • 12pm: DOG WEEK AT BATTLE AXES (cause): Want to Receive a Discount on your Throwing Cost at BattleAxes? They are accepting Donations from August 26th to 29th ALL DAY & August 30th and 31st from 12pm-5pm. RESERVE YOUR PIT 48 HRS IN ADVANCE. Mix and Match the items below to receive up to 50% off. Donations will be going to the Scott County Humane Society, Lexington Humane Society, Jessamine County Humane Society & Woodford County Humane Society. More details: HERE.
  • 5pm: Rock House Brewing Fest of Ales Pop Up at Rock House Brewing (alcohol): Come out and kick off the two-week-til-fest-of-ales mark! From 5pm to 8pm come hang out at Rock House Brewing for some great brews and your chance to win free VIP tickets, a chance to purchase on site (if you want to avoid the fees), and more! More details: HERE.
  • 6pm: Lexington Habitat Monday Night Takeover with the Legends at Whitaker Bank Ball Park (cause): Thanks to the generosity of Members Heritage Credit Union, they are excited to have 1,000 FREE TICKETS available to friends, families, and supporters of Lexington Habitat. Come out for the last Monday night game of the season, and meet new friends as part of the Habitat family! More information: HERE. Reserve your tickets: HERE.
  • 6pm: New Art for 3 Hours of FUN – Paint the Sky with Stars at Painting With a Twist (art): This event is open to all ages. The cost is $45 a guest! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Pivot Community Yoga at Pivot Brewing (fitness/health/wellness): Their Community Yoga Classes are taught by a rotation of local teachers who all have their own style of teaching and practice. Check each day’s class to see who the instructor is, what kind of practice the class will be, and any other special announcements for the week. Begin each week with intentional peace with our incredible instructors and a beer (or cider!) to finish it off. All of their yoga classes are pay-as-you-can, donations-based. All donations will be given to the instructor, unless otherwise noted. Their instructors generously volunteer their time and effort.
  • 7pm: Gilmore Girls Trivia Benefitting Seedleaf at Blue Stallion Brewing Company (games): Support Seedleaf as this week’s Mission Monday with Gilmore Girls Trivia starting at 7pm! They’ll give 10% of the day’s sales to this local non-profit and suggest a $5 donation per team member!
  • 7pm: Paint Sip & Taste at Whole Food’s Cool Down Mondays (art/crafts): FREE TO THE PUBLIC — $5 DONATION ENTRY FEE.  Looking for a fun night out with friends or family? Well Join Whole Foods Paint Sip & Taste and create your own beautiful masterpiece! Enjoy painting a selection from their gallery. They will provide all the materials and instruct you step-by-step to create a beautiful piece for your home or for a gift. Choose from a variety of paint and colors at the Paint Sip Taste event. You can also listen to live music from their DJ, enjoy the beer garden, and there will be free prize giveaways!! More details: HERE.
  • 7pm: Bluegrass on the Patio at J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar (music): Come out every Monday night for bluegrass music featuring 27 South on the patio (weather permitting) at J. Render’s!
  • 7pm: BB King Blues Band Feat. Claudette King & Michael Lee at The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center (music): Live music!
  • 7pm: Live Music! Jive At Five Anniversary Dance at Lexswingdance: Celebrate 5 years of LexSwing Dance at their Anniversary Dance!! Save the date and wear your formal attire, as you will be dancing to live music by the Walnut Street Ramblers aka Town Branch Five. More details: HERE.

 

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

  • 8am: Piano in Parks at Phoenix, Thoroughbred, Woodland, and Castlewood Park (art/music): Is playing a piano in the great outdoors on your bucket list? Lexington, KY Parks & Recreation is about to help you cross it off. Parks have placed pianos at four parks – Phoenix, Thoroughbred, Woodland and Castlewood – from Friday, July 19, through Friday, August 30. To add a little visual art, the pianos have been painted by Parks and Recreation staff artist Carol Drury.
  • 11am: Chuy’s Green Chile Festival at Chuy’s (food): Hatch is in session, and in season too! Come out as Chuy’s celebrates the amazing Green Chile pepper fresh from their farms in Hatch, New Mexico. Enjoy exciting new dishes, giveaways and a limited edition t-shirt during their 31st annual Green Chile Fest! Visit Chuy’s for more information!
  • 11am: One Year Sedona-Versary! at Sedona Taphouse (food): Come out and celebrate their first year of business! They will have ALL DAY happy hour, live music, raffles, and a photo booth. Live music featuring Ben Lacy with Corey from 5pm to 8pm.
  • 12pm: DOG WEEK AT BATTLE AXES (cause): Want to Receive a Discount on your Throwing Cost at BattleAxes? They are accepting Donations from August 26th to 29th ALL DAY & August 30th and 31st from 12pm-5pm. RESERVE YOUR PIT 48 HRS IN ADVANCE. Mix and Match the items below to receive up to 50% off. Donations will be going to the Scott County Humane Society, Lexington Humane Society, Jessamine County Humane Society & Woodford County Humane Society. More details: HERE.
  • 2pm: Farmers’ Market at Hamburg (food): Kentucky Proud crops are coming in strong! Come out at the Bluegrass Farmers’ Market from 2pm to 6 pm on Tuesdays and 9 am to 2 pm on Saturdays in the Hamburg Liquor Barn parking lot – 1837 Plaudit Place in Lexington.
  • 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. All Tea Prices: $30.00 per person.
  • 5pm: Just Because Party at Edley’s Bar-B-Que (food): Come out on August 27th for a celebration of National Just Because Day just because they love our guests! Come check out they Sips and Snacks menu along with their special Bourbon Tea for $5! No reason? Just because!
  • 5:30pm: Potting Shed Lecture Series at Michler’s Florist, Greenhouses, and Garden Design: Freestyle Ikebana – Speaker: Brooke Pohl – A demonstration of Freestyle Ikebana, going beyond the rules and creating spectacular flower arrangements from Michlers’ gardens.
  • 6pm: Paint with a Purpose for Tates Creek at Painting With a Twist (art/cause): The money raised will be used to assist the TCHS Parent Teacher Student Association host events to benefit teachers and students during the 2019-2020 school year. More details and tickets available: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Bluesday Tuesday and Tacos at Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes (food): JD and the Blues Machine will be jamming out tonight in the courtyard. Come out and chow down on some tacos!
  • 7pm: Tuesday Night Live Team Trivia at Bear & 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: Trivia Tuesdays at Ethereal Brewing (games): Play trivia and win some prizes!
  • 7pm: Yoga in the Park at Gardenside Park (health/fitness/wellness): Only $5 per person, per session. All proceeds benefit the Gardenside Neighborhood Association.
  • 8pm: Nahko And Medicine For The People at Manchester Music Hall (music): Live music! Purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 8pm: The Dreaded Laramie E.P. Release Show with Cindy and Mockery at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9pm: Tuesday Night Trivia at bd Mongolian’s Grill – Hamburg (games): Play some trivia and win some prizes!
  • 10pm: Mortal Kombat 11 Tournament at Soundbar (games): The Tournament starts at 10pm. Sign in at the bar! CASH PRIZES for 1st and 2nd Place. NO COVER.

 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

  • 8am: Piano in Parks at Phoenix, Thoroughbred, Woodland, and Castlewood Park (art/music): Is playing a piano in the great outdoors on your bucket list? Lexington, KY Parks & Recreation is about to help you cross it off. Parks have placed pianos at four parks – Phoenix, Thoroughbred, Woodland and Castlewood – from Friday, July 19, through Friday, August 30. To add a little visual art, the pianos have been painted by Parks and Recreation staff artist Carol Drury.
  • 11am: Chuy’s Green Chile Festival at Chuy’s (food): Hatch is in session, and in season too! Come out as Chuy’s celebrates the amazing Green Chile pepper fresh from their farms in Hatch, New Mexico. Enjoy exciting new dishes, giveaways and a limited edition t-shirt during their 31st annual Green Chile Fest! Visit Chuy’s for more information!
  • 12pm: DOG WEEK AT BATTLE AXES (cause): Want to Receive a Discount on your Throwing Cost at BattleAxes? They are accepting Donations from August 26th to 29th ALL DAY & August 30th and 31st from 12pm-5pm. RESERVE YOUR PIT 48 HRS IN ADVANCE. Mix and Match the items below to receive up to 50% off. Donations will be going to the Scott County Humane Society, Lexington Humane Society, Jessamine County Humane Society & Woodford County Humane Society. More details: HERE.
  • 4pm: Farmers Market at The Summit at Fritz Farm (food): Come outside of Honeywood every Wednesday for fresh produce, entertainment and more! They will feature local farmers and different pop-ups throughout the season.
  • 6pm: Paint-by-Line Fall Door Hangers at Cut and Paste Craft Studio (art/crafts): You can choose of their our 4 favorite Fall 18″ Paint-by-Line designs and they’ll walk you through all the steps to choose your favorite colors, add dry brushing, if you like, and then accent the outline with our brush markers. Easy peasy! They will have a variety of wooden words and sticky vinyl stencils to add words like “Welcome” or “Happy Fall Y’all.” More information: HERE and tickets available: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Ditch the Diet, Find Food Peace: An Intro to Intuitive Eating at Good Foods (class): This class will explore the 10 Principles of Intuitive Eating which include ditching the diet mentality, discovering satisfaction, and making peace with food. Participants will spend time unpacking what it means to move away from yo-yo dieting and weight cycling toward a better way of eating with self-compassion and care. More details: HERE and tickets are $5.
  • 6:30pm: Lexington Sushi Class at Blue Stallion Brewing Company (food/class): In this two hour, hands-on class, you’ll be taught how to make perfect sushi rice, how to make all of your favorite sushi sauces (from eel sauce to BangBang & more), where to shop/what to buy and how to safely serve raw fish at home with confidence, according to health department standards. You’ll get two rolls to eat (we make one, you make the other) and a take home cheat sheet filled with tips, tricks and recipes! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: DIY Wednesday: Stained Glass at Lexington Public Library – Beaumont Branch (art/crafts): Come out or another DIY Wednesday! You’ll create a simple stained glass project. Materials are included while supplies last.
  • 7pm: Wednesday Trivia at Mirror Twin Brewing (games): Play trivia and win some prizes!
  • 7pm: Unplugged Open Bluegrass Jam at The Barn Door Tap Room at Whole Foods (music): Bring your instrument but leave your amp at home. Everyone will gather around the fire pit for some sweet Kentucky bluegrass sounds. Open to anyone to sit and listen or bring your instrument and join in. Extended Happy Hour pricing.
  • 8pm: Comedy Night feat. Kenny Deforest at PIvot Brewing (comedy): Kenny DeForest is a stand-up comic, comedy writer, and actor best known for his appearances on Late Night with Seth Meyers, HBO’s Crashing, TruTV’s “Friends of the People”, and as a former producer and co-host of “Comedy at the Knitting Factory”, widely considered to be one of the best independently run comedy shows in the country.
  • 8pm: Pub Trivia at HopCat (games): Play trivia and win some prizes!
  • 8:30pm: Trippy Team Trivia at Mellow Mushroom (games): Play trivia and win some prizes!
  • 10pm: Rock Bottom String Band/Lulu And The Black Sheep at Green Lantern (music): Live music!

 

Thursday, August 29, 2019

  • 8am: Piano in Parks at Phoenix, Thoroughbred, Woodland, and Castlewood Park (art/music): Is playing a piano in the great outdoors on your bucket list? Lexington, KY Parks & Recreation is about to help you cross it off. Parks have placed pianos at four parks – Phoenix, Thoroughbred, Woodland and Castlewood – from Friday, July 19, through Friday, August 30. To add a little visual art, the pianos have been painted by Parks and Recreation staff artist Carol Drury.
  • 11am: Chuy’s Green Chile Festival at Chuy’s (food): Hatch is in session, and in season too! Come out as Chuy’s celebrates the amazing Green Chile pepper fresh from their farms in Hatch, New Mexico. Enjoy exciting new dishes, giveaways and a limited edition t-shirt during their 31st annual Green Chile Fest! Visit Chuy’s for more information!
  • 12pm: DOG WEEK AT BATTLE AXES (cause): Want to Receive a Discount on your Throwing Cost at BattleAxes? They are accepting Donations from August 26th to 29th ALL DAY & August 30th and 31st from 12pm-5pm. RESERVE YOUR PIT 48 HRS IN ADVANCE. Mix and Match the items below to receive up to 50% off. Donations will be going to the Scott County Humane Society, Lexington Humane Society, Jessamine County Humane Society & Woodford County Humane Society. More details: HERE.
  • 5:30pm: A Night of Celebration at Lexington Rescue Mission (cause): Come out for an inspirational evening to hear firsthand accounts of lives changed, second chances received and hope restored. Tickets are $50. All proceeds from the event will be used to care for people in desperate need. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6pm: Evening with Paul Hobbs of Hobbs Family Wines at Liquor Barn (alcohol): Come spend an evening with Carlo A. Riggio, WSET Adv. Cert. Sales Manager, Mid-Central Region Paul Hobbs Wines as he leads you through tasting and learning about the winemaker and his wines. Chef Rebecca Garlock will provide tapas designed to pair with the selections of the evening. This experience is only $15 per person! Each participant will receive a 10% discount on all Hobbs Family wines purchased that evening. Tickets are $15 and available: HERE.
  • 6pm: Tropical Night with the Stars at Hilton Downtown (cause): The event will begin at 6pm with a social hour with Conch Republic Band playing followed at 7pm sharp with the program, dinner, adoptive family testimonial and silent auction. They plan to have a celebrity and their guest at each table to socialize with the guests. For tickets, email eminton@dhec.com
  • 6:30pm: The Pitmaster Popup at Williams Sonoma (food): Whether you’re using an indoor grill or an outdoor BBQ, can up your grilling game with this class! They’ll teach you to use their delicious BBQ Sauces & Rubs to whip up a fresh-off-the-grill meal for your friends & family! Class Fee: $60 **Includes a Cast Iron Sauce Pot. Tickets available: HERE. Class Menu: Grilled Chicken w/ Bourbon Black Pepper BBQ Sauce and Grilled Vegetables w/ Smokehouse Rub.
  • 6:30pm: North Lime Game Night at North Lime Coffee & Donuts (games): Come out to the Limestone Location on Thursday, August 29th from 6:30pm 9:00 pm to eat some donuts and get a little competitive.
  • 7pm: Southland Jamboree at Moondance Amphitheater (music): Come out and enjoy some great local bluegrass music. Tonight’s music: Laurel River Line.
  • 7pm: Four Course Wine Dinner at Sutton’s Restaurant (food): RSVP is required! Call (859) 268-2068!
  • 7:15pm: Wounded Warrior Comedy Benefit at Comedy Off Broadway (cause/comedy): This is a fantastic lineup for a great cause. Come on out to the club that Thursday for a wonderful show for an incredibly great cause. Tickets are $15 and $10 if you are a veteran.
  • 8pm: Blue Stallion Team Trivia at Blue Stallion Brewing (games): Play trivia and win some prizes!

 

 

 

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Hey y'all! My name is Whitney, and I'm the founder of Fabulous in Fayette. I grew up and lived in Appalachia for 22 years. In 2008, I left my life in Appalachia behind, and have been living in Lexington ever since. I'm a Proud Kentuckian and am in love with my city of Lexington. It's seriously one of the best places to live!

Not to be confused with Fayetteville, North Carolina. Fabulous in Fayette celebrates the fabulous city of Lexington, the great state of Kentucky, and Southern Living. In case you are not from here, Fayette refers to the county where Lexington is located!

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