Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week of September 13-19, 2019

September 12, 2019

I hope everyone had a good week! It’s almost the weekend!!

As always here is a list of some things going on in Lexington, Kentucky. It isn’t an extensive list, but just something to give y’all some ideas!

Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week of September 13-20, 2019

Friday, September 13, 2019 – The Scarefest and Festival Latino de Lexington

  • 8am: Devin’s Breakfast Boogie at Coffee Times Coffee House: Grab your coffee and grab some cheer before absolutely seizing the day.
  • 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.
  • 10am: Logan’s Big Blue Tailgating Party at Logan’s of Lexington: See the new UK merchandise and meet UK Coach Mark Stoops FRIDAY at Logan’s Big Blue Tailgating Party! See details: HERE.
  • 12pm: Grand Opening Spotz Lexington at Spotz Gelato: Their grand opening will be Friday, September 13th and they will be open from 12-9 that day (Their regular hours will also be 12-9 pm, seven days a week for those that can’t make it on opening day).
  • 4pm: IP&J at Wise Bird Cider: Come check out Cuban grub including Cuban sandwiches, plantation tacos, and Cuban nachos at Lexington’s newest cider hot spot.
  • 4pm: $5 Happy Hour: Four Roses OBSF Barrel Select at OBC Kitchen: You can try Four Roses OBSF Barrel Select for just $5!
  • 5pm: Fall Festival at The Lexington School: Fall Festival is a FUN raiser for the entire Lexington School community. Parents, children, alumni, and friends of TLS are welcome. Wristbands are sold for inflatables and other activities, food trucks available for festive fare, and plenty of free fun and games for everyone as well.
  • 5pm: Festival Latino de Lexington 2019 at North Limestone: Festival Latino de Lexington is the biggest Latino event in the whole state and in the region, in its 18th edition we will have so many surprises, music, dances, folk art, FOOD!!
  • 5pm: The High Noon Sun Sips Showdown at Belle’s: Come find your new favorite spiked seltzer every Friday in September at Belle’s Cocktail House!  From 5-9 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. High Noon will be on hand to hand out swag!
  • 5pm: Friday The 13th With Urban Outfitters: Come out and celebrate Friday The 13th with 13% off off your UO purchase, tarot + crystal readings by Creatures Of Whim and Sandy Stephenson, herbal tea infusions, and giveaways!
  • 6pm: Music in the Mall at Fayette Mall: Grab some food, relax and enjoy music on your Friday evening. Fayette Mall presents Music in the Mall, featuring live music entertainment by local favorite guitarist, Michael Robinson Acoustic. Performances are from 6pm – 9pm.
  • 6pm: Luke LeBlanc at Talon Winery: Join singer-songwriter Luke LeBlanc at Talon, September 13!
  • 6pm: Science Fridays in the Planetarium: Mexica Archeoastronomy at The Living Arts and Science Center: Through impressive immersive scenarios, Mexica Archaeoastronomy: Between Space & Time illustrates the important role played by astronomical observation for the evolution of pre-Hispanic cultures in central Mexico. The Mexicans used the calendrical and astronomical knowledge inherited by their predecessor cultures to found the capital of their empire: Tenochtitlan. Vibrant colours, shapes and sounds transport the viewer to one of the most important cultures that, to this day, still lives in the heart of the Mexican people. More details: HERE.
  • 6pm: Freddie’s Root Beer Floats & Buffalo Trace Cream Cocktails at Liquor Barn – Hamburg: Join Freddie Johnson, Buffalo Trace Distillery Legend and creator of Freddie’s Root Beer for Freddie’s Root Beer floats and the signature Buffalo Trace Cream cocktail.
  • 6:30pm: Freaky Friday the 13th at Board and Brush Lexington: Come celebrate Friday the 13th and make a project that you will never forget! These projects are offered as walk in projects and are smaller in size and price. That makes them so perfect to come make for any reason, but to celebrate Freaky Friday is a pretty darn good reason!! Select a wood project from our Make and Take gallery. They provide all the materials and instruct you step-by-step to create a beautiful piece for your home or for a gift. These stencils are print ready, so they can not be customized. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Science Fridays in the Planetarium: Mexica Archeoastronomy at The Living Arts and Science Center: Through impressive immersive scenarios, Mexica Archaeoastronomy: Between Space & Time illustrates the important role played by astronomical observation for the evolution of pre-Hispanic cultures in central Mexico. The Mexicans used the calendrical and astronomical knowledge inherited by their predecessor cultures to found the capital of their empire: Tenochtitlan. Vibrant colours, shapes and sounds transport the viewer to one of the most important cultures that, to this day, still lives in the heart of the Mexican people. More details: HERE.
  • 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: A Haunted Evening at ReBelle: They just turned 13 and September has a Friday the 13th so they decided to celebrate with a party!! They will reopen the shop at 7pm with haunting music, scary treats, and vintage ReBelle prizes. This won’t be a sale, though there will be some special hand dyed yarn just for this event. Come out and celebrate their 13 years of business!!
  • 7pm: Four Roses Bourbon Event at Bluegrass Tavern: Come out to Bluegrass Tavern on October 13th for our Four Roses Events. Order ANY of our Four Roses Bourbon and enjoy complimentary Four Roses Bourbon Balls and Four Roses giveaways while supplies last.
  • 7pm: Message Theater Presents ‘The Piano Lesson’ at The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center: The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center & Message Theater are proud to put on a production of the Pulitzer Prize winning ‘The Piano Lesson’, by famed American playwright August Wilson. More details: HERE.
  • 7:15pm: Darryl Lenox at Comedy Off Broadway: Darryl grew up in Las Vegas and lived in Seattle, Los Angeles and Vancouver, Canada for several years before making New York City his permanent home. He is no stranger to comedy, having toured the US and Canada for over 15 years headlining comedy clubs, but his latest work is suddenly seeing a massive amount of response and exposure from mainstream media who are just now discovering Lenox and his unique approach to comedy. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (revised) at the Studio Players – Lexington Community Theatre: With charm, wit, and heart, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (revised)” is a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic, based on the beloved comic strip by Charles Schultz. Sally Brown joins Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, and Snoopy in this charming revue of vignettes and songs. Musical numbers include “My Blanket and Me,” “The Kite,” “Suppertime,” “Happiness” plus two new songs, “Beethoven Day” and “My New Philosophy,” have been added to the twelve numbers from the original version. Guaranteed to please audiences of all ages! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8:30pm: Northside Sheiks at Creaux: The Northside Sheiks playing blues and early R&B. Come join in the fun, enjoy a laid back atmosphere, and meet some new faces!
  • 9:45pm: Darryl Lenox at Comedy Off Broadway: Darryl grew up in Las Vegas and lived in Seattle, Los Angeles and Vancouver, Canada for several years before making New York City his permanent home. He is no stranger to comedy, having toured the US and Canada for over 15 years headlining comedy clubs, but his latest work is suddenly seeing a massive amount of response and exposure from mainstream media who are just now discovering Lenox and his unique approach to comedy. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 10pm: Clay Jamerson at Bluegrass Tavern: The fun will begin at 10pm!
  • 10pm: LionsDen at Al’s Bar of Lexington: LionsDen and the White People and Bomb Voyage are playing at Al’s Bar at 10pm.

 

Saturday, September 14, 2019 – The Scarefest and Festival Latino de Lexington and Fayette Fest

  • 9am: Fit4Mom Workout + Saturday Brunch at Epping’s On Eastside: Every Saturday and Sunday, Epping’s serves a delicious, locally-sourced brunch menu from 8am to 2 pm Think mimosas and bloody marys for the parents while the kids enjoy brunch and watching cartoons in one of our private dining rooms – it’s a win-win! More details: HERE.
  • 9am: Sweat Series at Origin Hotel: Join Coach Mike Gardner for an hour of Flow and Go in the Origin Ballroom! They’ll be working out to live beats by DJ Forerunner! For $10 participants will receive a $5 gift card to the hotel’s restaurant as well as a Summit Swag Bag & light refreshments! Enjoy a bloody mary or mimosa after class and get to know our hotel! There are only 30 spots available. Tickets are $10. Tickets are available: HERE.
  • 9am: Outdoor Skills at McConnell Springs: Come out for their Outdoor Skills Program. This program is designed for all ages. They will teach you handy skills to add to your repertoire. Today’ class is orienteering.
  • 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.
  • 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: Cider + Savasana: Yoga Series at Wise Bird Cider: Come out for donation-based yoga at Wise Bird Cider with Casey Bryan Sleeper + Christina Morales Yoga at 10 AM. Follow your flow by sipping cider, sangria, + slushies + Southland Bagel.
  • 10am: Bourbon Heritage Month Retail Release at Justins’ House of Bourbon: They are celebrating Bourbon Heritage Month in a big way at Justins’ House of Bourbon! Come out this Saturday, September 14th, for our biggest retail release yet. Click HERE to see the bottles that will be available on a first come, first serve basis, limit one per customer.
  • 10am: Customer Appreciation Day at Le Matin French Bakery: Complimentary cookies, coffee, and tea, from 10 am while it lasts. They have been in business for 37 years!
  • 11am: Lexington Store Grand Opening at Steel Mill & Co.: They are celebrating the Grand Opening for the new Lexington store! Stop by from 11am-2pm on Saturday, September 14th for exclusive discounts, gift with purchase, braid-bar from Drybar, & ice cream pops from Steel City Pops! Located at 882 East High Street.
  • 11am: Johnsonville’s Big Taste Grill Tailgate in Lexington at Kroger – 3175 Beaumont Circle: They are throwing the tailgate before the tailgate this game day. Stop by the Kroger on 3175 Beaumont Centre Circle for brats hot off the Big Taste Grill, Bush’s Beans and Cleveland Kraut. 
  • 11am: Breyer Fun Day at The American Saddlebred Museum: This family-friendly event encourages young horse lovers to show their creative side and paint their own Breyer Stablemates models. Offered at two times, either 11am or 1pm, you can shop the latest Breyer collection, enjoy some refreshments, and have lots of Breyer fun!
  • 12pm: Love Simply Scrubs at Sugarboo & Co: Come out this Saturday to enjoy these all natural, hand-crafted sugar scrubs blended with essential oils. Enjoy the benefits of exfoliating and moisturizing your skin while inhaling amazing aromatherapy!
  • 12pm: Footprints in the Sand Bottle Release at Fusion Brewing: This Saturday come down and get a bottle of our newest Solera Project Rum Barrel sour! “Footprints in the Sand” is a beautifully complex Rum barrel aged sour with tons of flavor and an amazing smooth finish. They’ll be open at noon and have a very limited quantity both in bottle and on draft. East Coast Sammies will be there in the early afternoon providing food!
  • 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!
  • 1pm: Breyer Fun Day at The American Saddlebred Museum: This family-friendly event encourages young horse lovers to show their creative side and paint their own Breyer Stablemates models. Offered at two times, either 11am or 1pm, you can shop the latest Breyer collection, enjoy some refreshments, and have lots of Breyer fun!
  • 4pm: Festival Latino de Lexington 2019 at North Limestone: Festival Latino de Lexington is the biggest Latino event in the whole state and in the region, in its 18th edition we will have so many surprises, music, dances, folk art, FOOD!!
  • 4pm: IP&J at Fusion at Fusion Brewing: Come out for some Cuban sandwiches, plantain tortilla tacos, Cuban nachos or a traditional Cuban dinner and try some of the best craft brews in town from Lexington’s 2019 Best Brewery winners! Vegan options are available.
  • 4pm: Moon Festival Celebration 2019 at Moondance Amphitheater: Talent show featuring Chinese dances and music. Free samples of Moon cakes with a variety of flavors. “Best fresh Moon cake Competition”. Contest for Moon Festival student essays & art work Chinese crafts. Inflatables and other fun activities. Delicious Chinese foods.
  • 7pm: Message Theater Presents ‘The Piano Lesson’ at The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center: The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center & Message Theater are proud to put on a production of the Pulitzer Prize winning ‘The Piano Lesson’, by famed American playwright August Wilson. More details: HERE.
  • 7pm: Trivia Night at Good Foods (games): Come out on Saturday nights in our 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: Darryl Lenox at Comedy Off Broadway: Darryl grew up in Las Vegas and lived in Seattle, Los Angeles and Vancouver, Canada for several years before making New York City his permanent home. He is no stranger to comedy, having toured the US and Canada for over 15 years headlining comedy clubs, but his latest work is suddenly seeing a massive amount of response and exposure from mainstream media who are just now discovering Lenox and his unique approach to comedy. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (revised) at the Studio Players – Lexington Community Theatre: With charm, wit, and heart, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (revised)” is a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic, based on the beloved comic strip by Charles Schultz. Sally Brown joins Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, and Snoopy in this charming revue of vignettes and songs. Musical numbers include “My Blanket and Me,” “The Kite,” “Suppertime,” “Happiness” plus two new songs, “Beethoven Day” and “My New Philosophy,” have been added to the twelve numbers from the original version. Guaranteed to please audiences of all ages! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Corrupt & Lancelott at Cosmic Charlies: Live music!
  • 9:30pm: Colonel Uke’s Curated Open Mic at Goodfellas Distillery: Come out after Saturday night’s concert at Goodfellas Distillery for an afterparty with a curated open mic featuring a second helping of Jonathan and his Four-String Fiasco, Danielle Hunt, When Ukuleles Attack, Richard Cisneros, and more!
  • 9:45pm: Darryl Lenox at Comedy Off Broadway: Darryl grew up in Las Vegas and lived in Seattle, Los Angeles and Vancouver, Canada for several years before making New York City his permanent home. He is no stranger to comedy, having toured the US and Canada for over 15 years headlining comedy clubs, but his latest work is suddenly seeing a massive amount of response and exposure from mainstream media who are just now discovering Lenox and his unique approach to comedy. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 10pm: Quint’s Revenge // Cody Morgan at Best Friend Bar: They have Quint’s Revenge laying down their wild Lexington grooves, with a dash of twang and a sprinkle of space, and we got Cody Morgan bringing you his own special brand of folk from the edges of Kentucky and outerspace.
  • 10pm: Quint’s Revenge // Cody Morgan at Best Friend Bar: Live music!

 

Sunday, September 15, 2019 – The Scarefest and Festival Latino de Lexington

  • 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.
  • 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: LexWalk at the Farmers Market at 398 Southland Drive: Participants will complete a marked 1-mile walking loop to Hill N Dale Park and back. Each participant will receive an entry into a giveaway for a chance to win a prize. In addition, the first 150 participants each Sunday June-August will receive a $4 voucher that can be used on market produce. More details: HERE.
  • 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.
  • 12pm: 2019 Fayette Fest at Red Mile: Fayette Fest will take place at the Red Mile on Sunday, September 15th from 12 pm – 6pm and will feature Corey Smith, Halfway to Hazard, A Common Wealth Band, food trucks, a beer garden, an arts and crafts market, a kids’ area, and a special jumping area for dog lovers and their furry friends. Fayette Fest will also have a horse parade of various breeds. More details: HERE.
  • 1pm: Festival Latino de Lexington 2019 at North Limestone: Festival Latino de Lexington is the biggest Latino event in the whole state and in the region, in its 18th edition we will have so many surprises, music, dances, folk art, FOOD!!
  • 1pm: Touch-A-Truck 2019 at Whitaker Bank Ballpark: The Child Development Center of the Bluegrass (CDCB) will host the 10th Annual Touch *A* Truck event on Sunday, September 15, 2019, from 1:00-5:00 p.m. at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. The event offers a unique opportunity for Central Kentuckians of all ages to touch and explore construction vehicles of all sizes, emergency vehicles, and service vehicles we are typically not allowed to touch, in order to benefit CDCB. The cost is $20/car (up to 7 people). All funds raised at this event are used to directly impact the services offered to children with and without special needs.
  • 1pm: Special Sunday Pedaling For A Purpose at West Sixth Brewing: The Bluegrass Cycling Club and West 6th have agreed to co-sponsor Pedaling for a Purpose again for 2019. They will be riding for all of our great charities – AMBUCS, the Hope Center, and Broke Spoke!!
  • 1pm: Vintage Baseball Game at Waveland: Waveland is the home field to the only Kentucky Vintage Base Ball team, The Bluegrass Barons! Bring your chair and come enjoy a wonderful day of history, food and of course, the good old American pastime, baseball as it was in the 1860’s! No reservations needed! Tickets will be located at ticket booth as you enter. More details: HERE.
  • 2pm: Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day at McCarthy’s Irish Bar: Join the Bluegrass Irish Society as they celebrate Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day with an afternoon of Irish food, dance and culture. Enter their soda bread baking contest, watch and dance with local Irish dancers, and listen to music from Liam Fancy. Join in the fun as they start the countdown to our 2020 Lexington St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival.
  • 2pm: Summer Time Yappy Hour at Mirror Twin Brewing: Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Mirror Twin Brewing are partnering with the Lexington Pit Crew to bring you weekly “Yappy hours” every Sunday from 2 – 5PM. They will be donating $2 per Tito’s cocktail during every Yappy Hour all summer back to support the Lexington Pit Crew!!
  • 2:30pm: You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (revised) at the Studio Players – Lexington Community Theatre: With charm, wit, and heart, “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (revised)” is a fresh approach to the all-time 1967 classic, based on the beloved comic strip by Charles Schultz. Sally Brown joins Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, and Snoopy in this charming revue of vignettes and songs. Musical numbers include “My Blanket and Me,” “The Kite,” “Suppertime,” “Happiness” plus two new songs, “Beethoven Day” and “My New Philosophy,” have been added to the twelve numbers from the original version. Guaranteed to please audiences of all ages! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 3pm: Message Theater Presents ‘The Piano Lesson’ at The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center: The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center & Message Theater are proud to put on a production of the Pulitzer Prize winning ‘The Piano Lesson’, by famed American playwright August Wilson. More details: HERE.
  • 4pm: Sunday Funday Trivia at Fusion Brewing (games): Come on out and play some trivia!
  • 5pm: Pasta-Longa at Pasta Garage: Come out for food, drink, music, community, and of course, dancing!
  • 5:30pm: Open Mic at The Twisted Cork: Come out weekly from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at The Twisted Cork to hear the best live music you will find in town. Bring your instrument, bring a friend, sign up and perform! More details: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Bourbon 101: Introduction to Bourbon at Ranada’s Bistro and Bar: Learn the Standards of identity that distinguish bourbon from other whiskies; We will introduce you to the secret language of bourbon, e.g., Mashbill, KY Chew, KY Hug, Flavoring Grain, Small Batch, Cask Strength, Proof, ABV, Angel’s Share, Devil’s Cut, and more. Tickets are $45. Purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Yoga at The Speakeasy: Please bring a mat and water. The cost of the lesson is donation based.
  • 8pm: Dusty’s Ragtime Band & Novelties at Cosmic Charlie’s: Ragtime Piano Genius and part-time peddler of healing tonics, Professor Dusty Bottoms keeps the turn-of-the-century spirit alive with his Rag-Pop stylings. Accompanied by Cirque Madame Corey Cheval, chief wrangler of acrobats, along with their band of misfit musicians, Professor Bottoms and Friends present a masterful display of churlish sarcasm, wanton wit, stylish stunts, and slammin’ good tunes.
  • 8:30pm: Downton Abbey Trivia and Movie Ticket Giveaway at Soundbar: Downton Abbey opens on September 20th, and they will be giving away FREE TICKETS so you can be one of the first fans to see it! Come out on Sunday, September 15th for 5 rounds of trivia to test your knowledge of the Downton Abbey!

 

Monday, September 16, 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.
  • 4pm: Monday Night Fútbol at The Burl: Monday Night Fútbol at The Burl Arcade and 1/2 Mezcal + Nathans Taqueria.
  • 6pm: WIN BIG at Monday Night Football at Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery: They have BOGO Boneless Wings every Monday, plus their NFL specials of $12 beer buckets, $5 domestic pitchers, $4 fireball, $2 LITs and $5 Loaded Tots. Even MORE drink and menu specials during Happy Hour 2-6 and 9-close! More details: HERE.
  • 6pm: Greg Austin at The Twisted Cork: 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.
  • 6:15pm: Free Yoga Basics in Back at Meadowthorpe: First session starts Monday night through October 7. Great class for beginners. Come meet your neighbors and breathe and flow. More details: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Pivot Community Yoga at Pivot Brewing: 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. More details: HERE.
  • 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!
  • 7pm: The Office Trivia at Rock House Brewing: Come out for trivia!
  • 8pm: Saddle of Southern Darkness / Kristen Ford at Cosmic Charlie’s: Live music! Purchase tickets: HERE.

 

Tuesday, September 17, 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!
  • 11am: St. Practice Day at The Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery: Come out for St. Practice Day on the 17th of each and every month! The Kilt Girls will be serving up: $3 St. Pat’s Hooch Tubes, $4 Guinness Pints, $5 Domestic Pitchers, Irish Car Bombs and Jameson, $5 Rueben Pizza, $7 Scotch Eggs, and $10 Irish Nachos, Ruebens, Old Dublin Stew and Shepherd’s Pie!
  • 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: Free Cheesestix Day and Big Blue Pantry Food Drive at Mad Mushroom: Help drive away hunger in our community. Bring in a non-perishable food item to donate to Big Blue Pantry and they will give you a FREE 10″ CHEESESTIX (donation not required, but recommended. See details: HERE.
  • 5pm: Creative Conversations at Manchester Coffee Co.: Come out for coffee at Manchester Coffee Co. to talk creative  community, commiserate with fellow creatives and meet some new friends.
  • 5:30pm: Potting Shed Lecture Series at Michler’s Florist, Greenhouses, and Garden Design: Food Photography. Speaker: Kaitlyn Melvin. 
  • 6pm: Evening with the Experts at Raven Run Nature Sanctuary: A new monthly series will bring experts out to Raven Run to talk about nature. After the talk, you’ll explore Raven Run to observe the things you just learned about. Today’s lecture: What’s All the Flutter?: Protecting Our Monarchs. Learn about the monarch butterfly, the threats facing it, and Kansas University’s monarch tagging program. Then, assist in tagging some monarch butterflies and take a walk to learn about how you can build your own monarch waystation. 
  • 6:30pm: Themed Trivia Night-90’s Coffeehouse Trivia at Painting With a Twist: Come out with friends for a night of trivia, fun & painting! Their artist entertainers will be there for you every step of the way! Let’s celebrate the 25th anniversary of this beloved show and test your knowledge and compete in a trivia contest to win prizes while painting “Fountain Fun with Friends”. This will be a fun filled class of painting and trivia! See details and purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 7pm: Harry Potter Trivia at Mirror Twin Brewing: The questions will be all about Harry Potter!
  • 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 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!
  • 7pm: Trivia Tuesdays at Ethereal Brewing (games): Come out for the chance to earn yourself some cash!
  • 7pm: Two Roads Brewing Company Beer Dinner at HopCat: See menu and beers that you will have if you go to this dinner: HERE.
  • 7pm: Trivia at The Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery (games): Grab your gang and come test your knowledge, try to win great prizes, and enjoy Country Boy Pints for just $3.
  • 8pm: Central Kentucky Improv Comedy Night at Al’s Bar: Come on down for some giggles at Al’s Tuesday, September 17th and Sunday, October 22nd!
  • 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.
  • 9pm: Lonesome Heroes & Chloe Edmonstone at The Green Lantern: Described by KUTX as “the soundscape that occurs when indie rock and country artfully cross paths,” The Lonesome Heroes have played over 1000 shows, turning indie-rockers into two-steppers (or vice-versa) by way of the rhythm of the road.

 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

  • 7:30am: Shillito Community Build at Shillito Park: Twenty six years ago, the Lexington community came together to build the Shillito playground. And this year, they’re getting the team back together! Learn more and sign up to volunteer: HERE.
  • 11am: $5 Burgers – National Cheeseburger Day at Drake’s: Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day with $5 Cheddar Burgers at Drake’s! 
  • 11am: National Cheeseburger Day at Banners: Come celebrate National Cheeseburger Day at Banners. They will be selling their famous Banners burger for just $5 ALL day long!
  • 6:30pm: Pinot Noir Tasting at Cork & Barrel: Join Yolanda Papapietro for 5 spectacular wine events featuring subtle sophistication, exceptional cuisine and of course, our amazing Papapietro Perry wines! $30 per person. More details: HERE.
  • 7pm: Wednesday Trivia at Mirror Twin Brewing: Come out and play some trivia!
  • 7pm: Weekly Live Trivia Nights with Challenge Entertainment at Papis Mexican Restaurant and Bar: Come out for great food, hosts, drinks and PRIZES every Wednesday Night!
  • 7pm: Belle Plaine & Blake Berglund with Chelsea Nolan & Laid Back C.P. at The Burl: Belle Plaine & Blake Berglund will be alongside Chelsea Nolan and Laid Back Country Picker at The Burl on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. More details: HERE.
  • 7pm: Bushwacker, Bourbon & Beer Bingo at Edley’s Bar-B-Que: Get your drink on and bingo the night away! They are excited to offer their Shrimp & Gritters on special, as well as their Sip and Snack Menu and $5 Bushwacker. This event is free and there are no tickets required.
  • 7:30pm: Secret Sessions | Show #4 at the Lexington Opera House: Over 30 million albums sold… Over 15, Number One Hits… So many CMA and ACM awards they lost count! A headliner so big they can’t tell you who it is… Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Destry Delilah / Trippin Roots / City Awake at Cosmic Charlie’s: Live music!
  • 8pm: Pub Trivia at HopCat Lexington: Grab a beer and your smartest pals – trivia is free to play. You may even win a prize!
  • 10pm: Garth Brooks Karaoke at Soundbar: Come sing and hear your favorite Garth Brooks and other Country songs with your Karaoke Host JayJax!

 

Thursday, September 19, 2019 – Thursday Night Live

  • 7:30am: Shillito Community Build at Shillito Park: Twenty six years ago, the Lexington community came together to build the Shillito playground. And this year, they’re getting the team back together! Learn more and sign up to volunteer: HERE.
  • 5pm: Feast of St. Genarro at Lexington Diner: Join The Lexington Diner and Chef Chucky with special host Gennaro Galtieri for a meal fit for a Saint! The Feast of Saint Gennaro is an Italian-American tradition to celebrate the patron Saint of Naples. Gennaro Galtieri of Lexitalia fame will be helping the chefs to produce a 3 course Italian meal to remember. Available from 5pm to 9pm on Thursday September 19th.
  • 5pm: Book Signing & Meet and Greet at Wild Fig Books and Coffee: Join Martika Shanel at The Wild Fig – a black and cooperatively-owned and worker-owned radical bookstore, coffee shop, and community event space in the North Limestone area of Lexington, Kentucky – for a book signing for her children’s book I Will Live My Best Life Too. She looks forward to meet and greets and reading to the children—all ages are welcome.
  • 5pm: East End Community Market at The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center(food): 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 – they use a sliding scale, so EVERYONE is included.
  • 5pm: Sun King Oktoberfest at Gather on Main: Come out as they celebrate this German Style Lager. They are pairing up with Sun King Brewing, serving Oktoberfest in half liters steins, toasty pretzels, kraut, mustard, and brats!
  • 5pm: Thursday Night Live – Downtown Lexington: Central Bank Thursday Night Live is in the heart of downtown Lexington!
  • 5:30pm: September Third Thursday Craft Night at Kentucky Maker Company: Craft Night! They are located in 333 Building on the 2nd floor between Bicycleface and Haven.
  • 6pm: New Riff Bourbon Event at Bluegrass Tavern: Try their BGT New Riff Barrel pick or one of their other great selections of bourbon.
  • 6:30pm: Bourbon Education Series: Greatest Master Distillers at Total Wine & More – Hamburg: A look at the some of the key people from the history of bourbon. They are going to be talking about the greatest master distillers of all-time. These are the most influential and creative since the first corn whiskey was placed in a charred oak barrel. They’ll talk about who they are and what their contributions to bourbon were, or have been to-date. Tickets are $25. More details and tickets available: HERE.
  • 6:45pm: Vegan Harvest Beer Dinner at West Sixth Brewing: They are collaborating again with Ouita Michel, Agnes Marrero, and the team at Smithtown Seafood to bring you a fresh and seasonal vegan feast — highlighting hyper-local produce, greens from FoodChain next door, and of course — beer! Tickets are $40. Purchase tickets: HERE
  • 7pm: Bourbon Masters Tasting at Whiskey Bear: In celebration of National Bourbon Heritage month, come out for a special tasting of Kentucky Bourbons. Led by their very own, Daniel Marlowe, owner of Whiskey Bear, this is a unique opportunity to sample premium Kentucky Bourbons in a guided tasting to learn what makes America’s only native spirit so unique and why the bourbons sampled in this tasting flight are so well-loved. Tickets are $25. More details and tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: JP Sears at Comedy Off Broadway: JP Sears is an emotional healing coach, international teacher, speaker at events, world traveler, and curious student of life. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: 90’s Nickelodeon Trivia Party at World of Beer: Get dressed up in your 90’s gear and come out for their September themed live trivia, 90’s Nickelodeon! Rugrats, All That, Are you afraid of the dark? Let’s see how much you remember! Always free to play, awesome cash prizes and more! Best dressed prize and best team name.
  • 8pm: Area 5-119 Pre-raid Dance Party at Rock House Brewing: Come and pre-game the raid as the warehouse at 119 Luigart Ct becomes Area 51 for one night only. FREE EVENT. Black light clothing or alien costuming highly encouraged.
  • 8pm: Blue Stallion Team Trivia at Blue Stallion Brewing: You and your friends can win awesome prizes from the brewery or a free appetizer from Dad’s Favorites Deli if you’ve got the best team name!
  • 9pm: The Skull (Members of Trouble, Cathedral, and Saint Vitus) at Cosmic Charlie’s: Live music! “The Skull” is made up of a group of very talented members whose main goal is to bring back the unique sound of American Doom Metal band “Trouble” combined with new material which has all the quality and feel of the original sound, plus so much more.
    Purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 10pm: HIDE with Fotocrime & Transgression at The Green Lantern: Live music!

 

 

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

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