Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week Of September 6-12, 2019

September 5, 2019

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We’ve made it through another week! There’s quite a few exciting events happening this weekend and upcoming week!

On Friday night, the Lexington Legends are playing in the South Atlantic League playoffs at Whitaker Bank Ball Park!

Be on the look out for Gather on Main’s grand opening!

Several businesses are celebrating anniversaries! Malibu Jack’s is celebrating another year in business, Adrenaline is celebrating one year in business, Cosmic Charlie’s is celebrating its tenth year, and The Barn at the Summit at Fritz Farm is celebrating its second year!

You’ll want to check out Lex Fest of Ales if you love beer. If you have a dog, you should bring them to the Doggie Paddle, which is Lexington’s largest pool party for dogs! If horror movies are you thing, then you most definitely need to go to Scarefest where you can meet celebrities from the horror genre!

On September 12,  56 partnering restaurants are participating in Dining Out For Life, because they are passionate about Ending HIV! 25% of your check at the partnering restaurants will be donated to AVOL Kentucky’s work to collaborate with communities to End HIV in the Commonwealth! See list of participating restaurants: HERE.

Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week Of September 6-12, 2019

Friday, September 6, 2019 – Lex Fest of Ales

  • 7am: Grand Opening at Gather on Main: They have the following: Coffees and breakfast options in the morning, sammies and sides in the afternoon, beers and bar snacks in the evening, and a chance for you to snag some of their Grand Opening glassware and swag. Fun times!
  • 10am: Come Celebrate Adrenaline’s 1st Birthday at Adrenaline Entertainment: Grab your party hats and head down to Adrenaline on 9/6 and 9/7, to celebrate Adrenaline’s 1st Birthday! More details: HERE.
  • 4pm: Girls Night Out at Fayette Mall: Your evening of fashion, beauty, music, pampering, exclusive deals and endless shopping! The first 100 guests will receive a special swag bag with samples, special offers, coupons, goodies! Pick up your swag bag and grab your VIP GNO Shopping Bracelet to unlock special deals at stores throughout the evening!! More details: HERE.
  • 4pm: $5 Happy Hour: Eagle Rare at OBC Kitchen (alcohol): You can try Eagle Rare for just $5!
  • 5pm: Lex Fest of Ales 2019 at The Pavilion (alcohol): A fan-favorite, the Lexington Fest of Ales (presented by Visit LEX and the #BrewgrassTrail) is back in 2019! Featuring over 35+ of your favorite local and regional craft breweries, join us on Friday September 6th for the beer-tasting event of the year! Tickets include 20 draught tastings, a commemorative tasting cup, live music, and more! Plus, new this year is a VIP lounge featuring unique beer + bites pairings at Limestone Hall (plus private bathrooms and an after party!). More details: HERE.
  • 5pm: The High Noon Sun Sips Showdown at Belle’s (alcohol): From 5pm to 9pm every Friday this month, they’ll have buckets of all four flavors of High Noon Sun Sips Vodka & Soda for just $10. Or, grab a bucket of four Black Cherry White Claws for $12 to taste-test and compare.
  • 6pm: 2019 Roots & Heritage Festival: For over 30 years, during the weekend following Labor Day — the Roots and Heritage Festival has been a pinnacle of regional diversity providing entertainment & education for all ages. The colorful pageantry of the festival combined with its high-quality offerings of cultural and educational programs has earned its recognition as one of the Top Twenty Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society and One of the Top Ten Festivals in Kentucky.
  • 7pm: Lakeside Live at Lexington Green (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: Summer Nights in Suburbia at Moondance Amphitheater (music): Every Friday night, there is FREE live music in Beaumont.
  • 7:05pm: Lexington Legends – South Atlantic League Playoffs at Whitaker Bank Ball Park: This is the last chance to see your Lexington Legends for the season! Purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 7:15pm: Vic Henley at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): A true comedy veteran, Alabama-born Vic Henley has done it all. Co-author of a national bestselling book with fellow comedian Jeff Foxworthy, Vic has appeared on HBO, CBS, NBC, FOX, MTV, BRAVO, CMT and just about every other stand up comedy show on television. He was a VH-1 VJ and has his own Comedy Central Presents half hour special as well as performances on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Night Market AfterParty with Lylak, Ivyrye, Joesph, and Sunmates at Al’s Bar (music): Come party down with this killer lineup of bands at Al’s Bar!
  • 8pm: Dark Moon Hollow / Charlie Woods & Deep Hollow / Ox-Eyed Daisies at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Lexington’s Dark Moon Hollow and Ox-Eyed Daisies team up with Ashland KY’s Charlie Woods and Deep Hollow to bring a full night of string music to the heart of the bluegrass state! 
  • 9pm: Live with Keith McCutchen at Creaux (music): A combination of live jazz, funk, and blues played every weekend night at Creaux from 9pm to midnight! Come socialize, listen to live music from some of Lexington’s most talented musicians, and enjoy great cocktails!
  • 9pm: Tyrannosaurus Kincaid & The Occasional Dream Film Screening at Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes: Don’t miss their Outside Bike In Film Screening of ‘Tyrannosaurus Kincaid’ and ‘the Occasional Dream’ back to back. Ride in and watch our Wild and Weird films. Tyrannosaurus Kincaid is the first episode of an Adventure series set in Kentucky. The Occasional Dream is our awkward comedy. Both made by Hyena Silver Films.
  • 9:45pm: Vic Henley at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): A true comedy veteran, Alabama-born Vic Henley has done it all. Co-author of a national bestselling book with fellow comedian Jeff Foxworthy, Vic has appeared on HBO, CBS, NBC, FOX, MTV, BRAVO, CMT and just about every other stand up comedy show on television. He was a VH-1 VJ and has his own Comedy Central Presents half hour special as well as performances on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 10pm: Late Nite Happy Hour every Thursday at GirlsGirlsGirls Burritos (alcohol): Bar closes at 2:30am and kitchen closes at 3:30am.

 

Saturday, September 7, 2019 – Doggie Paddle and The Barn’s 2nd Bday Bash at The Summit at Fritz Farm

  • 9am: Doggie Paddle at Woodland Aquatic Center (cause): Enjoy pet-related vendors and games; shop our LHS merchandise; and mingle with fellow animal lovers! Come out for a splashin’ good time for you and your pup while supporting the animals at your Lexington Humane Society! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9am: Bluegrass Farmers’ Market at 1837 Plaudit Place (food): Come visit the Bluegrass Farmers’ Market from 9 am to 2 pm Saturdays in the Hamburg Liquor Barn parking lot. 100% Kentucky Proud!
  • 10am: Waveland Art Fair 2019 at Waveland State Historical Site (art): Waveland State Historic Site is holding the 6th annual Waveland Art Fair. Come browse, shop and meet some of Kentucky’s top artist and their work. Enjoy the tour of Waveland’s main home, former slave quarters, smoke house and ice house. Have lunch and taste wine from local Kentucky food and wine vendors. More details: HERE.
  • 10am: Monster Movie Party at Lexington Public Library – Village Branch: Come out for an all-day monster movie marathon. We will be showing Godzilla (2014), Kong: Skull Island and Godzilla: Kind of the Monsters. Ages 13 and up. Food while supplies last. 
  • 10am: CIDER & SAVASANA at Wise Bird Cider (alcohol/fitness/health/wellness): Donation based, community class at Wise Bird Cider in the Distillery District. Grab your mat and join us for Vinyasa Flow taught by Owner of BLY Ashley Schocat followed by Cider and Savasana.
  • 10am: Beyond Grits Culinary Walking Tour: The Kentucky Classics at VisitLex (food): Led by local foodie, Alex Cain, spend the morning on a culinary walking tour through downtown Lexington learning about our deep agricultural roots and booming food scene. With inventive and field-to-fork cuisine at every turn and local chefs on a mission to showcase the unique southern flavors in and around Lexington, this city is undergoing a culinary movement. 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. See stops on the tour: HERE.
  • 10am: Malibu Jack’s Anniversary Party at Malibu Jack’s: First 365 guests in the door will receive a $10 Malibu Jack’s Play Card and Malibu Jack’s Swag! Celebrate our first year of fun at the Malibu Jack’s Anniversary Party! Save the date: Saturday, September 7th from 10am to Midnight. More details: HERE.
  • 10am: Make it a Michter’s Weekend at Justins’ House of Bourbon (alcohol): On Saturday, September 7th, they are making it a Michter’s Weekend! Stop by for flights and hard-to-find bottles starting when doors open at 10am.
  • 10:30am: Woodcarving Program at the Park at McConnell Springs: This is an adult woodcarving program at the park with the help of the Lexington Woodcarvers Guild. This is a free program to encourage beginners to start and other to continue their work with wood of all types. They meet most Saturdays at 10am during the summer and 1pm during the winter. They will announce classes and display completed project on this event page.
  • 11am: The Barn’s 2nd Bday Bash at The Summit at Fritz Farm: Enjoy great food & bev offerings to celebrate our all-local food hall’s birthday! See details: HERE.
  • 11am: Waveland Art Fair 2019 at Waveland State Historical Site (art): Waveland State Historic Site is holding the 6th annual Waveland Art Fair. Come browse, shop and meet some of Kentucky’s top artist and their work. Enjoy the tour of Waveland’s main home, former slave quarters, smoke house and ice house. Have lunch and taste wine from local Kentucky food and wine vendors. More details: HERE.
  • 11am:  End of Summer Luau and Water Balloon Fight at Mirror Twin Brewing (alcohol): They aren’t ready to say goodbye to summer just yet! So they have decided to put on a luau, bring out the tropical drinks and include a Water Balloon fight!
  • 11am: HIGH Art Fair at High on Art & Coffee (art): Face painting, henna, art, jewelry, and more. Visit the artists in the garden then come in for some great food, ice cream and coffee drinks!
  • 11am: 2019 Roots & Heritage Festival: For over 30 years, during the weekend following Labor Day — the Roots and Heritage Festival has been a pinnacle of regional diversity providing entertainment & education for all ages. The colorful pageantry of the festival combined with its high-quality offerings of cultural and educational programs has earned its recognition as one of the Top Twenty Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society and One of the Top Ten Festivals in Kentucky.
  • 11am: Big Green Egg 101 at Housewarmings (food): Firing up the Big Green Eggs, we will grill, smoke, bake and roast our way through the basics of the BGE. Something Special! – Smoked Salmon. More details: HERE.
  • 12pm: Woke Brunch Saturdays at GirlsGirlsGirls Burritos (food/cause): Woke brunch every Saturday at GirlsGirlsGirls from 12pm to 5pm. A portion of kitchen and bar sales goes to support a rotating cast of local non-profits!
  • 12pm: Back To School Bash at NoBaked Cookie Dough: Come out on September 7th for games, corn hole, and a 10% Student Discount when you show your School ID! Fun for the whole family, all day long.
  • 12pm: Come Celebrate Adrenaline’s 1st Birthday at Adrenaline Entertainment: Grab your party hats and head down to Adrenaline on 9/6 and 9/7, to celebrate Adrenaline’s 1st Birthday! More details: HERE.
  • 1pm: Football Trivia at Ethereal Brewing (games/cause): Come out for an all football themed trivia to benefit E7 Kids Café.
  • 2pm: Margarita Crawl Lexington (alcohol): 5+ Venues! Discounted Drinks at all venues! Entry to the after party! Free take-home swag! Limited up to the first 100 people. More details and tickets available: HERE.
  • 2pm: Cancer Benefit For A Veteran at Tipsy Cow Bar (cause): Ride For The Heroes of Kentucky has joined Tipsy Cow Lexington, GMoore Talent, Nash FM, and WiKi 95.3 to have a benefit for a veteran who has cancer. There will be a cornhole tournament, motorcycle ride, and lots of music. Registration starts at 2 pm for the ride, cornhole tournament starts at 3 pm with music beginning at 6:30pm. Ride fee is $15 and $5 for passenger, cornhole tournament entry is $10, and entry to Tipsy Cow for music is $10. Please come and join us as we have a great time and show lots of love for our fellow veteran. Proceeds will be split between him and another benefit that is near and dear to GMoore Talent. The following music featuring Chris Linton, Jordan Bales, along with Blackjack and The Players.
  • 4pm: Wine and Soul Music at Talon Winery (music): Anitra Jay is an acoustic soul singer-songwriter based in Houston, TX. With a recent musical feature on HGTV’s Tiny House Hunters, Anitra Jay presents a whimsically soulful all-caution-to-the-wind interpretation of music. Born and raised in New Orleans, Anitra’s vocals highlight her roots in Jazz, Soul, and Gospel. With a musical style often compared to India.Arie and Chrisette Michele, Anitra Jay offers a sweet down-to-earth blend of soul and poetry with modern sensibilities. Her personality and expert improvisational skills set her performances square between the raw edge of improv comedy and sultry soaked soul. She effortlessly combines soul-catching melodies with tales of real life experiences wrought with motivational messages that leave the listener entertained, inspired, and ready to take on the world. She is currently working on her fourth album, a whimsical take on life called “Work in Progress.”
  • 7pm: Home Grown Head LP Release Party at Break Room at Pepper: Live music!
  • 7pm: Trivia Night at Good Foods (games): Join us Saturday nights in our cafe as we host a battle of the brains. Bring your team, enjoy some food and grab a beer for this family-friendly trivia night where the winners take home the glory AND the swag.
  • 7pm: Lakeside Live at Lexington Green (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!
  • 7:15pm: Vic Henley at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): A true comedy veteran, Alabama-born Vic Henley has done it all. Co-author of a national bestselling book with fellow comedian Jeff Foxworthy, Vic has appeared on HBO, CBS, NBC, FOX, MTV, BRAVO, CMT and just about every other stand up comedy show on television. He was a VH-1 VJ and has his own Comedy Central Presents half hour special as well as performances on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Chris Weiss Live at J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar (music): Live music!
  • 8pm: The Hellbent Hearts at Best Friend Bar (music): Live music!
  • 9pm: DownStage Live at Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse (music): Live music!
  • 9:45pm: Vic Henley at Comedy Off Broadway (comedy): A true comedy veteran, Alabama-born Vic Henley has done it all. Co-author of a national bestselling book with fellow comedian Jeff Foxworthy, Vic has appeared on HBO, CBS, NBC, FOX, MTV, BRAVO, CMT and just about every other stand up comedy show on television. He was a VH-1 VJ and has his own Comedy Central Presents half hour special as well as performances on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Tickets available: HERE.

 

Sunday, September 8, 2019

  • 10am: 2019 Roots & Heritage Festival: For over 30 years, during the weekend following Labor Day — the Roots and Heritage Festival has been a pinnacle of regional diversity providing entertainment & education for all ages. The colorful pageantry of the festival combined with its high-quality offerings of cultural and educational programs has earned its recognition as one of the Top Twenty Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society and One of the Top Ten Festivals in Kentucky.
  • 10am: Lexington Farmers Market at Southland (Near the Save-A-Lot Parking Lot): Visit their table at this beautiful outdoor market to browse their locally grown alpaca products! You can feel the softness of genuine alpaca, experience their products in person and meet the staff to learn more about the ranch.
  • 11am: Donation-based Yoga at Ethereal Brewing (fitness/health/wellness): Join us at Ethereal every Sunday at 11:00 a.m for donation-based Yoga with OMmaggi! Tips for the awesome instructor are greatly appreciated.
  • 11am: Waveland Art Fair 2019 at Waveland State Historical Site (art): Waveland State Historic Site is holding the 6th annual Waveland Art Fair. Come browse, shop and meet some of Kentucky’s top artist and their work. Enjoy the tour of Waveland’s main home, former slave quarters, smoke house and ice house. Have lunch and taste wine from local Kentucky food and wine vendors. More details: HERE.
  • 11am: Sunday Yoga at Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate (fitness/health/wellness): Slow down, breath deeply, and feel. Join Lissa Sims every Sunday this summer for a free, all-levels yoga practice.
  • 1pm: Kentucky Proud Festival at Bluegrass Stockyards: Cumulus Media and C worth Superstore are teaming up to bring you the first annual Kentucky Proud Festival! Bring out your family and friends for a day of fun. There will be food, music and vendors from all over Kentucky. Eat, drink, and shop from local vendors and register to win prizes! More details: HERE.
  • 1pm: Pooch Plunge at YMCA of Central Kentucky: Come out on September 8 from 1pm to 3pm at the C.M. Gatton Beaumont YMCA, where we will let the dogs lap it up in the outdoor pool! More details: HERE.
  • 1pm: Wolf Selfies Are Back at Bluegrass Stockyards: Come out to the Bluegrass Stockyards for the Kentucky Proud Festival! Music, food, crafts and much more!
  • 2pm: Nature Hop 2019: Art & Grounds Tour at Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate: History, art, and science intertwine on Ashland’s Art & Grounds tour. Explore Henry Clay’s lifelong interest in agriculture, take a stroll on one of Clay’s walking paths, and interact with John Henry’s “Monumental” sculptures while enjoying the beauty of this historic arboretum and home of Henry Clay. Ashland docents lead these 45-minute walking tours, offering historical background, tree identification, and stories about the people who lived and worked on these grounds. Share your experience using #artatashland! More details: HERE.
  • 2pm: Summer Time Yappy Hour at Mirror Twin Brewing Company: Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Mirror Twin Brewing are partnering with the Lexington Pit Crew to bring you 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!!
  • 2pm: Themed Trivia Event- The Office Building at Painting With a Twist (art/games): Themed Trivia Event! 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! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 3:30pm: Nature Hop 2019: #ArtAtAshland Photo Walk at Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate: Budding photographers can learn tips and tricks in the formal garden and while walking on Henry Clay’s paths. Bring your phone or camera with you! Nature Hop is focused on getting people outside to enjoy the variety of green spaces found throughout Fayette County and to experience these spaces in new ways over the course of one day. More details: HERE.
  • 4pm: Sunday Funday Trivia at Fusion Brewing (games): Come on out and play some trivia!
  • 5:30pm: Open Mic at The Twisted Cork: Bring your instrument, bring a friend, sign up and perform!
  • 8:30pm: Bob’s Burgers Trivia at Soundbar (games): Play some trivia and win some prizes!

 

Monday, September 9, 2019

  • 8:45am: Monday Morning Community Yoga at Martine’s Pastries (fitness/health/wellness): Yoga instructor Erica House is leading a Monday morning community yoga practice for all upstairs in the shop. Erica’s donation based class is perfect for any age, level or ability. You’ll flow through a series of yoga poses guided by the breath, designed to create space while discovering self.
  • 9:30am: Body Rolling Yoga at Source On High (fitness/wellness/health): A Yamuna Body Rolling class is based on the principles of deep breathing and relaxation to optimize release which gives your body a chance to process and integrate this work. More details: HERE.
  • 11am: Margarita Monday at GirlsGirlsGirls Burritos (alcohol): Happy Hour margs every Monday all day! Fresh & natural citrus juices, premium tequila blanco, agave nectar plus fruit options and they recommend their jalapeño-infused tequila. Their tamales are made in-house and are gluten-free. There are vegan/veg options, too.
  • 1pm: Farmers Market at The Willows at The Summit at Fritz Farm: Come out for the farmers market! Kentucky Proud vendors, including fresh produce! Music, Petting zoo, Local Farmers to Speak Tours available! Call us for more information at (859) 447-2641.
  • 6pm: Insect Walk at The Arboretum: Tour the gardens with an UK entomologists and look at the different insects we see as we walk around. Learn about those that are beneficial and those that are harmful and a little about them.
  • 6pm: Greg Austin at The Twisted Cork (music): The Twisted Cork and Listen Locally present Lexington Music Award Lifetime Achievement Honoree Greg Austin LIVE every Monday Night – each performance delivering one of the most memorable experiences you will ever have! Relive some great times, support local music, hear Greg Austin’s new songs in a celebration of fun, music and friendship.
  • 7pm: Bluegrass on the Patio at J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar (music): Come out on every Monday night for Bluegrass Music featuring 27 South on the patio (weather permitting) at J. Render’s!
  • 8pm: Bleach Garden / Skunch / Bralette at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Bleach Garden is hitting the road from Atlanta in support of their upcoming full length Parasite. Tickets available: HERE.

 

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

  • 11am: Taco Tuesdays at J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar (food): Come out every Tuesday for a new taco creation, Add on chips and their house made salsa or queso or their Signature Margarita for $5 each!
  • 2pm: Farmers’ Market at 1837 Plaudit Place: Kentucky Proud crops are coming in strong! Come out to the Bluegrass Farmers’ Market from 2pm to 6pm on Tuesdays and 9 am to 2pm on Saturdays in the Hamburg Liquor Barn parking lot, 1837 Plaudit Place in Lexington.
  • 2pm: Tea Tuesday at Waveland: Looking for something fun, unique and different to do with a friend or a group? Waveland State Historic site is serving tea every Tuesday! Tea is served at 2 pm in the mansion on fine china. All teas include a program, savory food, not to mention the delicious tea served by period dressed interpreters. Once you are finished with the tea enjoy a tour of the Waveland Mansion. A unique one-of-a-kind experience! Reservations are required. Call today to schedule your tea at Waveland! (859) 272-3611. All Tea Prices: $30.00 per person. More details: HERE.
  • 4pm: After School Art Club at Cut and Paste Craft Studio (art/crafts/class/kid friendly): During Session 1 in Sept/Oct, their Tuesday session will focus on painting and crafting animals and their environments. Fridays will be devoted to making jewelry with beads, clay, wire, wood and paint. More details and tickets available: HERE.
  • 5:30pm: Potting Shed Lecture Series at Michler’s Florist, Greenhouses, and Garden Design: The Art of Nature Drawing. Speaker: Laura Poulette, Meadow House Studio. Meadow House Studio. A regular at our Christmas Market, in this talk Laura Poulette will share her path to creating botanical artwork and the process she uses to document the flora of the land around her home outside of Berea. Participants will learn to artfully record their observations of the natural world.
  • 5:30pm: Meet The Masters: Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. at Liquor Barn – Hamburg: Meet Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company Head Brewer Brandon Martin and Master Distiller Mark Coffman! Enjoy bottle signings by Mark and Brandon, beer and spirit sampling, appetizers, swag giveaways, and register to win a special gift basket!
  • 6pm: History to Chew On Series at McConnell Springs: On the second Tuesday of the month, the Friends of McConnell Springs will present a speaker who will discuss historical figures and events with Kentucky connections. This is a brown bag series. McConnell Springs will supply tables and drinks. Please call to register. Tonight’s speaker: Solomon Lee Van Meter Jr., inventor of the Backpack Parachute”
  • 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.
  • 7pm: Pumpkins and Monograms at Cut and Paste Craft Studio (art/crafts/class/kid friendly): Choose from a fun and funky monogram pumpkin, an elegant vine monogram pumpkin, a “Happy Fall Y’All” pumpkin, or a “Give Thanks” pumpkin. All pumpkins are 18″. If you need a larger size please call for a price. Pick your favorite colors of paint and we’ll walk you through all the steps to add your own special touches to make this a one of a kind door hanger to greet your fall guests. More details: HERE and tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: The Simpsons Live Trivia at The Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery (games): Come party with Homer, Marge, Bart, and Lisa at another special Tilted Tuesday Trivia theme night! As always , prizes for best team name, and first. second and third place. Dress in theme for 20% off your food! Plus, Country Boy Brewing pints just $3.
  • 7pm: Yoga in the Park at Gardenside Park (fitness/health/wellness): Join your neighbors for Yoga in the Park! Starting Tuesday, July 2nd at 7pm. Only $5 per person, per session. Instructor: Amy Morris. All proceeds benefit the Gardenside Neighborhood Association.
  • 7pm: Trivia Tuesdays at Ethereal Brewing (games): Come out for the chance to earn yourself some cash!
  • 7pm: Trivia Tuesday at GirlsGirlsGirls Burritos (games): Happy Hour is from 3pm to 6pm. Trivia starts 7pm. Prizes for top three teams and best team name. Taco and drink specials for trivia teams!
  • 7:30pm: Whitewater SUP Tips (BWA September Meeting) at Rock House Brewing: Trinity Davis will be leading the discussion for the September BWA meeting on “Whitewater SUP Tips” (Stand Up Paddleboarding). Trinity is a Team Rider for Earth River SUP and will share stories about how he got into this newest paddling sport, what it’s like to be a Team Rider, things he’s learned along the way, and all the things he still has yet to learn! Non-members are always welcome! Club meetings are the best way to find out about upcoming events and to network with folks who can show you down the river. Come on out and bring a friend!
  • 9pm: Hot Snakes with Des Demonas & Ampline at Cosmic Charlie’s (music): Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9pm: Tuesday Night Karaoke at Cocktails TOO: Come out every Tuesday night at 9pm for some fun. All are welcome. Food is served until 2am.
  • 10pm: N64 GoldenEye Tournament at Soundbar (games): CASH PRIZES for 1st and 2nd Place – NO COVER. They also have Pong, Giant Jenga, Giant Connect 4, Cornhole, N64, PS4, and Nintendo Wii systems, so start practicing, because there are more tournaments coming every Tuesday!

 

Wednesday, August 11, 2019 

  • 11:30am: Feed the Soul at The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center (food/music): Come out every second Wednesday, April to December, for a catered lunch and music that nurtures your soul. Enjoy artists with styles ranging from blues, jazz and everything in between. Lunch is at 11:30am, and music begins at noon. Today’s music: Key and The Boys. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6pm: Grayson Jenkins at Ranada’s Bistro and Bar (music): Make your reservations early for a great night of food, drink, and the music of Grayson Jenkins!
  • 6pm: David Shannon | Mr. Nogginbody Gets a Hammer at Joseph-Beth Booksellers: David Shannon, the Caldecott Honor- winning creator of No, David!, brings his newest picture book to Joseph-Beth! 
  • 6:30pm: September Pivot Paint Night at Pivot Brewing (art): Guests will learn how to paint their unique masterpiece – this month, a beautiful bouquet. Brooke will guide you through how to mix each color and show you how to add your own personal touches to your 11 x 14 in. canvas. Beginners and experienced painters welcome! Enjoy a cider or beer from the bar with the cost of admission! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Wednesday Trivia at Mirror Twin Brewing (games): Come out and play some trivia!
  • 7pm: 5th Annual 9/11 FOF/FOP Memorial Stair Climb at Kroger Field (cause): The 5th annual FOF/FOP Memorial Stair Climb will be on September 11th, 2019 at Kroger Field. Come help remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice 19 years ago. We promised to NEVER FORGET, and this is the event to honor those lost from both New York, and our brothers and sisters from Lexington Police and Fire. More details: HERE.
  • 7pm: Trivia at Papis Mexican Restaurant & Bar (games): Come out for great food, hosts, drinks and PRIZES every Wednesday Night!
  • 7pm: Adventure Theatre at Sedona Taphouse: Includes a show and a three course meal! Competition is fierce as the 2019 season of “American Talented Voice Search” comes to a close. The field has been whittled down to the final two contestants: Jasper Jones and Melody Rayne, who will do anything to procure their place at the top. When talent isn’t enough and careers are on the line, what comes next? Flattery? Bribery? Blackmail? Or worse… Come join our studio audience as host Ryan Seashore and judges Simon Cowbell and Jennifer Highbridge bring our contest to a close! You can vote for the winner and perhaps catch a killer. More details and tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Pub Trivia at HopCat (games): Play some trivia and win some prizes!
  • 8:30pm: Trippy Team Trivia at Mellow Mushroom (games): Team Trivia starts at 8:30pm every Wednesday. Get the crew together and test your smarts!!
  • 10pm: Austin City Karaoke Contest at Austin City Saloon: Every Wednesday Night, they are giving away cash prizes. Contest is judged by the crowd so bring all your friends, neighbors, and co-workers out to cheer you on!

 

Thursday, September 12, 2019 – DINING OUT FOR LIFE IN LEX

  • 10am: The Scarefest at the Lexington Center: The ScareFest is the nation’s premier horror and paranormal convention. September 12-15, 2019 in Lexington, Kentucky. Details and tickets available: HERE.
  • 11am: Dining Out For Life in Lexington at Various Restaurants (cause): 56 partnering restaurants, they’re passionate about Ending HIV! 25% of your check at partnering restaurants will be donated to AVOL Kentucky’s work to collaborate with communities to End HIV in the Commonwealth! See participating restaurants and more details: HERE.
  • 5pm: Volume 5b Release at West Main Crafting Company (alcohol/food): Come out on Thursday, September 12, for two launches: their new cocktail menu, Volume 5b: Thailand Part 2; and their new Fall Food Menu! These cocktails explore classic Thai cooking methods and dishes, ultimately combining a surprising list of flavors with a little cognitive dissonance in the glass. Our Fall Food Menu will span the late growing and harvest seasons of Kentucky produce, our favorite time to eat in this state. Like our cocktail menu, some of the faves will remain into the Fall Menu, but with updated seasonal setups.
  • 5pm: Woodhill Community Market at Woodhill Community 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 they are 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.
  • 6pm: Charity Preview Night at Spotz Lexington (cause): In advance of their Grand Opening, they are having a special Preview Night for Charity. They have chosen the Lexington Humane Society as their Charitable Partner for the Lexington Store for 2019 and will be hosting this event at our store for their benefit. They will be offering our full menu, but 100% of our sales will go directly to the Lexington Humane Society. They will be joining us for the event also. Come out for a sweet event benefitting a great cause!
  • 6:30pm: Fork + Bottle: Four Roses at Lockbox (alcohol/food): September is National Bourbon Heritage Month and we’re celebrating the occasion the best way we know how… good food, good bourbon and good company. Come out for a special southern-style whole hog roast by Executive Chef Cody DeRosett, with craft cocktail pairings by our friends at Four Roses Bourbon. Cocktail reception at 6:30pm, followed by dinner at 7pm. Seating is limited! Call (859) 899- 6860 to reserve your spot.
  • 7pm: Horror Movie Trivia at Mr. Brew’s Taphouse (games): Kick off Scarefest at Mr. Brew’s with some horror movie trivia. As always there will be prizes for the winners as well as specials for trivia!
  • 7pm: Cosmic Charlie’s 10 Year Anniversary Weekend: Come out on any day between September 12th and 15th to wish them a happy birthday! Tonight’s band: EOTO.
  • 8pm: Blue Stallion Team Trivia at Blue Stallion Brewing (games): Play trivia and win some prizes!
  • 9pm: Taking Meds / Stormtoker / Local Violence at Best Friend Bar (music): Live music!
  • 11pm: Dining Out For Life in Lexington Official After Party at Soundbar (cause): 25% of sales all day – benefit AVOL!

 

 

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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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