Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week Of September 20-26, 2019

September 19, 2019

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Can you believe it? Fall is in a couple of days! Sadly, it doesn’t feel like it. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait until it cools off!

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 20-26, 2019

Friday, September 20, 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: Barrel Aged Beers at Blue Stallion Brewing: They’re debuting Run, Molly, Run Bourbon Barrel Aged Quad and Tenbrooks Bourbon Barrel Aged Wee Heavy on Friday, September 23rd! Vote for your favorite as these beers race out of the taps!
  • 3pm: The Garage Grand Opening: The Garage is a neighborhood bar serving up beer, bourbon & bar snacks. FOOD TRUCKS will be by often, and for their Grand Opening FRIDAY, September 20th we’ll have GUS’S WORLD FAMOUS FRIED CHICKEN! More details: HERE
  • 4pm: $5 Happy Hour: BHG Private Selection 1792 Full Proof at OBC Kitchen: You can try BHG Private Selection 1792 Full Proof for just $5! 
  • 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.
  • 4:30pm: The Adam Carolla Show Live Podcast at Comedy Off Broadway: Come watch a live taping of Adam Carolla’s award-winning podcast, The Adam Carolla Show! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 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: Mirrors in the Water: Gallery Hop at Lussi Brown Coffee Bar: “Mirrors in the Water”, the growing series by Shaena Neal, is on display at Lussi Brown Coffee Bar through the month of September. Have a creative coffee or tea cocktail during the Gallery Hop this Friday, Sept 20th, and check out this on-going series. One piece from the series is also currently displayed in LAL’s Loudon House as part of the Bluegrass Transplants Exhibition. Shaena will be making an appearance first at the Loudon House that evening, then making her way to Lussi Brown to end this Gallery Hop night.
  • 6pm: 80s Trivia Night at Pivot Brewing: Join your Lexington Humane Society at Pivot Brewing on Friday, September 20th for 80s Trivia Night! They are stoked to bring to you a totally tubular silent auction, LHS merchandise, and adorable kittens to play with. There will be raffles and door prizes given throughout the night! Don’t miss your chance to try some tasty themed drinks our pals at Pivot have prepared, a portion of the proceeds will go back to the animals! More details: HERE.
  • 6pm: The Beginner’s Perennial Garden at The Arboretum: Come join The Senior Arboretum Horticulturist Jesse Dahl as he discusses 25 of his favorite low maintenance easy to grow perennials. He will discuss simple things you can do to be more successful in raising healthy, happy plants, and talk about landscape design principles so you can help them look their best and simple plant propagation so you can save money and grow plants for your garden and your neighbors. More details: HERE.
  • 6pm: Happy Hour Yoga at The Massage Center and Yoga Studio: Gentle and Restorative Yoga – Wind down from the week. Complimentary Glass of wine included with a ‘wine talk’ from Ally Hannah from the Corner Wine Store. Cindy Reed and Cindy Hutchison will be co-teaching the yoga class. 6pm to 7:15pm yoga and wine until 8:30pm. $25 per person.
  • 6pm: Recycle The Runway Event at Limestone Hall: Join Dress for Success Lexington for its signature fundraising event this year, presented by Hicks & Funfsinn, PLLC. Recycle the Runway is a one-of-a-kind fashion competition and fundraising event. Participating local fashion designers take the stage to showcase their designers, made from a bag of unknown and donated garments, in an effort to raise funds and awareness for Dress for Success Lexington. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6pm: Science Fridays in the Planetarium: Into The Deep at The Living Arts and Science Center: Dive with the pioneers of deep-sea research on their journeys of discovery, on the most famous submersibles in history, to come face-to-face with the fascinating creatures that survive where no life was ever expected — Into The Deep! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Science Fridays in the Planetarium: Into The Deep at The Living Arts and Science Center: Dive with the pioneers of deep-sea research on their journeys of discovery, on the most famous submersibles in history, to come face-to-face with the fascinating creatures that survive where no life was ever expected — Into The Deep! Tickets available: 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: Team Trivia Friday at Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes: Free trivia with prizes to be won! Enjoy trivia inside or outside in the courtyard!
  • 7pm: Battle of the Taps at Edley’s Bar-B-Que: Come out and watch your favorite local breweries battle it out to see who can sell the most draft beer. They will also be having a special on their shrimp & grits! 
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 9pm: Chance McCoy (Of Old Crow Medicine Show) at The Burl: Grammy winning indie folk musician from the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9:45pm: 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.

 

Saturday, September 21, 2019 – HEMP BEERFEST

  • 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.
  • 8am: Fall Makers Markets at Lexington Makers Market – 251 West Main Street: 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: 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.
  • 9am: Walk to End Alzheimer’s Lexington at Kroger Field: Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease! More details: HERE 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: Willett Family Estate Single Barrel Release at Justins’ House of Bourbon: On Saturday, September 21st, come to Justins’ House of Bourbon for a special release of Willett Family Estate – and a big announcement! Doors open at 10 AM to snag this 6-year barrel of Willett Family Estate. It is bottled at a cask strength 129.0 proof and will be priced at $299. They’ll have specials on samples at their tasting bar, as well as on the other barrel picks in stock.
  • 10am: Peacocks & Pearl’s 3rd Birthday Party: Celebrate Peacocks & Pearls Lexington turning THREE on Saturday, September 21st! On Saturday, the first 50 customers to make a purchase will receive a FREE GOODIE BAG. Everyone who makes a purchase on Saturday will be entered in a GIVEAWAY! They will have SALE RACKS, 50% OFF SELECT SHOES!
  • 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.
  • 12pm: 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.
  • 12pm: Saturday Samplers at Board and Brush Lexington: Saturday Samplers! Walk in and see what all you’ve been missing! They 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 colors in the workshop. For walk in’s: please note, due to the short notice of walk in’s, they cannot edit the stencils, they are printed ahead of time. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 12pm: Meat-LESS Comfort Food on the Big Green Egg at Housewarmings: Who says comfort food can’t be healthy? Come out as they fire up the EGG! Chef Shannen teaches you to create delicious meat-less comfort foods on the Big Green Egg. Each class is $25 for EGGhead members and $30 for guests. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 12pm: Southland Drive’s 2019 Tahlsound Music Festival at Moondance Amphitheater: To celebrate, elevate, and recognize our neighborhood’s musical and artistic vibrance, through an inclusive festival with emphasis on artists from surrounding communities. Saturday’s headliner is Erika Wennerstrom with support by Emily Woxihara, Isle of Eight, Italian Beaches, Letters of Acceptance, Pinky Liberachi, RaeCamp Band, Sour Cream Band, The Ark Band, The Eastman Duo (Miles Osland & Dieter Hennings), The Jive Hounds, The Mojo Tones, and The Rough Customers. Tickets are $15 and available: 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!
  • 2pm: Sixth for Cause Benefitting Girls on the Run at West Sixth Brewing: Come out on Saturday, September 21 from 2pm to 6pm at the Taproom for our Sixth for a Cause benefitting our friends at Girls on the Run! GOTR just completed 10 years of serving girls in Central KY and they’ll be celebrating in the Taproom with a birthday celebration cake, yoga at 2p and a corn hole tournament from 4pm to 6pm! As with each Sixth for a Cause, West Sixth donates 6% of total sales for the day to a great non-profit partner. Part of their mission at West Sixth is to have a positive impact on the communities we live, work, and drink in. Sixth for a Cause is a way we can support non-profit organizations and community building with our time and money. More details: HERE.
  • 6pm: Hemp Beerfest at Rock House Brewing: Hemp is the future! Come and celebrate this amazing and historic crop with us and our friends. Hemp. Beer. Food. Music. Vendors. 10 Breweries and 10 beers brewed with hemp seed (pay per beer OR $25.00 per ticket for 10 beer samples plus souvenir cup). 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: 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.
  • 8pm: The Mojo Tones at Rock House Brewing’s Hemp Beerfest: The Mojo Tones will be finishing off an epic three performance weekend with a debut show at Rock House Brewing, a craft brewery located in the historic hemp district and up-and-coming NoLi neighborhood of Lexington, Kentucky. This night will be the 1st Hemp Beerfest at Rock House Brewing from 6pm-10pm! FREE event, NO cover charge. 10 Breweries and 10 beers brewed with hemp seed (pay per beer OR $25.00 per ticket for 10 beer samples plus souvenir cup).
  • 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.
  • 9pm: The Nasty Nati Brass Band at Creaux: The Nasty Nati Brass Band is a socially conscious New Orleans second-line inspired band with their own jazz, funk, fusion, and soulful sound.
  • 9pm: Brew and Groove at Blue Stallion Brewing Company: This dance event is FREE so grab your friends and cut a rug over some tasty Brews. The Salsa Center Latin dance instructors will be onsite showing some Caribbean dance moves to help you get started. The music will be playing and the dance floor will be ready for Tropical dancing to the Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Zouk and more! CubaMerican Food truck will be available for some bites! YUMMY Cuban food to compliment your Caribbean dance experience. More details: HERE.
  • 9:45pm: 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.

 

Sunday, September 22, 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.
  • 10am: Community Yoga with Art – Cindy Reed at The Living Arts & Science Center: Yoga with Art in the GLO Gallery. $5 drop in.
  • 11am: Sunday Yoga at Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate: Join Lissa Sims every Sunday this summer for a free, all-levels yoga practice.
  • 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: Forage Lexington 1 year Anniversary Celebration at Forage: They will be celebrating all day with champagne, music, treats, and a special discount!
  • 12pm: Southland Drive’s 2019 Tahlsound Music Festival at Moondance Amphitheater: To celebrate, elevate, and recognize our neighborhood’s musical and artistic vibrance, through an inclusive festival with emphasis on artists from surrounding communities. Sunday’s headliner is Horse Feathers with support by David Napier aka “Chill”, Eric Bolander Music (Trio), Liberty Road, The Marble Creek Rangers, Restless Leg String Band, UK Gamelan, Will Solomon, and Zoe Speaks. Tickets are $15 and available: HERE.
  • 1pm: Themed Trivia Event – Choose Your Favorite Wizard at Painting With a Twist: Themed ART for Trivia Event! Calling all wizards, wave your wands in the air! Test your knowledge and compete in a trivia contest to win prizes while painting “Create Your Own Wizard”. Their magical artists will guide you through the creation of a spellbinding painting. This mystical event will be full of painting, trivia, prizes and fun. Don’t miss out! Feel free to dress up as your favorite wizard!! Tickets are $40 and available: HERE.
  • 1pm: Barnes and Noble Man O’ War Book Signing:  On Sunday, September the 22nd, the author of “Love-A-Bull” will be doing a book signing in Hamburg Pavilion. Copies will be available there but if you have a copy still stop in to chat!
  • 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.
  • 6:30pm: Yoga at The Speakeasy: Please bring a mat and water. The cost of the lesson is donation based.
  • 8pm: A Vulture Wake (ft. Chad Price of ALL) with Test Passenger at Al’s Bar: Live music! Tickets are $10!
  • 8pm: Pallbearer with Kayo Dot & Destroyer Of Light at The Green Lantern: Live music!
  • 8:30pm: Black Mirror Trivia at Soundbar: Come out for five rounds of trivia and Black Mirror drink specials.

 

Monday, September 23, 2019 – FIRST DAY OF FALL

  • 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.
  • 11am: Oktoberfest at Drake’s: Prost! Drake’s is serving a specialty German menu September 21 through October 6. Pair with Samuel Adams Octoberfest in 25oz souvenir steins for $9 with $8 refills (while supplies last). See menu: HERE.
  • 6pm: End Of Summer Kick The Key Lime Pie Keg at Rock House Brewing: Come and celebrate the end of summer with a special tapping of the LAST KEG OF KEY LIME PIE GOSE. 10 oz pours while they last, which won’t be long!
  • 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: Happy 1st Day of Fall – Fall Glimmer on a 16X20 at Painting With a Twist: NEW ART to celebrate the 1st Day of Fall!  This event is open to all guests. Purchase tickets: 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: Friends Trivia Benefitting Lexington Ballet at Blue Stallion Brewing: Support Lexington Ballet as this week’s Blue Stallion Mission Monday with Friends Trivia, courtesy of Local Trivia Action, at 7pm. A $5 donation is suggested per team member, and prizes will be awarded to the top scoring teams! 10% of the day’s taproom sales benefit Lexington Ballet.
  • 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: Little Picture Show Tour at Cosmic Charlie’s: The “Little Picture Show Tour” is the latest tour by Indianapolis’ Melissa Sandullo, a unique and powerful artist. Take everything you know about singer-songwriters…and rip it up. Accompanied by Fighting Futures, Lexington’s activist musical duo who give a voice to the voiceless, and by Manitoba Rock n Rolla of Irvine. Tickets are $7. Purchase tickets: HERE.

 

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

  • 11am: Oktoberfest at Drake’s: Prost! Drake’s is serving a specialty German menu September 21 through October 6. Pair with Samuel Adams Octoberfest in 25oz souvenir steins for $9 with $8 refills (while supplies last). See menu: HERE.
  • 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!
  • 11:30am: Lexington Podcasters September Meet-up at Cellar Bar & Grille: Lexington Podcasters is a monthly meetup group that helps connect people interested in podcasting, blogging, social networking, and new media to learn, share, and grow their podcasting skills. This meetup group is meant for people who create (or are interested in creating) interesting, innovative and oftentimes thought provoking podcasts. More details: HERE.
  • 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.
  • 3:30pm: 2019 Green Check Awards Celebration at West Sixth Brewing: Come celebrate with the 2019 Green Check businesses and learn how to involve your business or organization with this free program. Sustainability tips, strategies, and resources are available to all businesses online, and will be shared through special events in 2020. See more details: HERE.
  • 5:30pm: Sweet Sorghum Cooking Class with The Food Connection and Savoring Kentucky: Join special guests Rona Roberts and Randal Rock as they lead you on an exploration of this sweet staple of Kentucky cooking. You’ll look at sorghum production, its culinary uses, and taste some dishes made with this multi-layer, rich, gold-red sweetener. You’ll take recipes from Rona’s book, Sweet, Sweet Sorghum and Randal will educate us about the sorghum production process. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 5:30pm: Potting Shed Lecture Series at Michler’s Florist, Greenhouses, and Garden Design: Class TBD. To see upcoming classes: HERE.
  • 6pm: Family Game Night at Cheapside Park: Get ready for Family Game Night at Cheapside Park! They’ll have activities and prizes for every age at this free event. Come out to play some board games, try your hand at bingo, and have fun with giant lawn games! 
  • 6pm: Catoga (Yoga & Cats) at Sylver Skies Sanctuary – 5423 Leestown Road (Former Wildlife Center): Come out for a relaxing evening to hang out with their rescues and get in shape with yoga. Instructor Carmen Kennedy will grace everyone with her knowledge and presence to teach the basics of yoga. Space is limited so reserve your spot with a $15 or more donation to help support the cat sanctuary. More details: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Bluesday Tuesday and Tacos at Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes: JD and the Blues Machine will be jamming out tonight in the courtyard. Come out and chow down on some tacos!
  • 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.
  • 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: 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: Printmaking Community Event at DV8 Kitchen: What happens when watercolors and hand-lettering collide? A fun DIY printmaking tutorial! Grab some friends and join Lane of Roses to make your own prints for yourself or as a gift. Cost is $5. All supplies provided! Snacks and drinks available for purchase.
  • 7pm: Trivia Tuesdays at Ethereal Brewing (games): Come out for the chance to earn yourself some cash!
  • 7pm: Lacey Sturm / City Awake / Austin & The Current / Jockey Onassis at Manchester Music Hall: Live music! Tickets available: 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.
  • 7pm: James Higdon | The Cornbread Mafia & The Benefits of CBD at Joseph-Book Sellers: Local bestselling author and CBD expert James Higdon will be joining to discuss CBD as well as his national bestseller about the largest homegrown marijuana syndicate in American history – a band of Kentucky farmers descended from Prohibition-era moonshiners. Tracked down by the Law, their leader was finally captured in 2017 and brought to justice in March, 2018.
  • 7pm: Menu Boards at Cut and Paste Craft Studio: You will paint or stain your shape and then we’ll teach you how to apply custom cut chalkboard vinyl. This vinyl is perfect for using chalkboard markers for menu planning. There are three vinyl designs and each can be used on any of our three wood shapes. They include: “Weekly Menu,” “Laurie’s Diner” with your own name, of course, and “What’s for Dinner.” More details: HERE and tickets available: HERE.
  • 9pm: Only If It Was Saturday: Music by DJ YK + DJ Warrenpeace at Cosmic Charlie’s: Music! Tickets available at the door. 

 

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

  • 11am: Oktoberfest at Drake’s: Prost! Drake’s is serving a specialty German menu September 21 through October 6. Pair with Samuel Adams Octoberfest in 25oz souvenir steins for $9 with $8 refills (while supplies last). See menu: HERE.
  • 4pm: Oktoberfest in the Garden at Kentucky Native Cafe: Oktoberfest under the trees with live music, giant pretzels, and extra beer taps. The garden will open the taps at 4PM each afternoon until last call at 10PM. Live music will start at 6:00PM and headliners will start at 7:30PM. Open: Idiot Glee and Headliner: Daniel Case.
  • 4pm: Oktoberfest Party at Bear & the Butcher: Come out for the annual Hofbräuhaus München – Das Original Oktoberfest Party! They will have food and drink specials all night! Housemade Brats, Wienerschnitzel, Bavarian Pretzels with Spicy German Mustard, Hofbrau Oktoberfest 1 liter mugs to keep and more! Masskrugstemmen (Beer Stein Holding Contest) at 8PM.
  • 6pm: Taste of Italy Cheese and Wine Pairing Class at wine + market: Is there anything better than food and wine? Come out for an evening of pairing with iconic Italian cheeses, meats, and vino. We can’t wait to journey through Italy with you! $20 per person, includes wine tasting and small cheese and charcuterie plate. RSVP only by calling the store at (859) 225-0755.
  • 6:30pm: Chicken Nutrition: Feeding Your Chickens for Productivity and Longevity at Good Foods: Chickens can and will live a long, happy and productive life with proper care and nutrition. In this class, participants will learn the essentials of chicken health and how to make sure they get what they need. Included will be alternatives for feeding your hens that could keep down the feed bill. More details: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Handicapping Class at Blue Stallion Brewing Company: Join experts in the field as they review race handicapping techniques and how to read racing forms! Practice and learn on live races via simulcast!
  • 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: Logan Fox, Bee Taylor, Scott Smith at The Burl: Live music!
  • 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.
  • 7pm: Pop Evil / Royal Tusk / BRKN Love at Manchester Music Hall: Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Pub Trivia at HopCat Lexington: Grab a beer and your smartest pals – trivia is free to play. You may even win a prize!
  • 8pm: Down To The River / The Bedford Band / The Almas at Cosmic Charlie’s: Down to the River is instrumentals, rock n roll, soul, and freeform jams. Bedford Band is like taking all of that in a strike of lightning and bottling it. And the cap it all off, The Almas from Wisconsin tie everything together with their rock n roll attitude…kind of like Fleetwood Mac, but dirtier.

 

Thursday, September 26, 2019 – Thursday Night Live

  • 11am: Oktoberfest at Drake’s: Prost! Drake’s is serving a specialty German menu September 21 through October 6. Pair with Samuel Adams Octoberfest in 25oz souvenir steins for $9 with $8 refills (while supplies last). See menu: HERE.
  • 11am: 2-4-6 Beer, Wine, Stix at Drake’s: $2 PBR cans, $4 house wine and $6 Pixy Stix martinis every Thursday.
  • 12:10pm: Lunch Hour Mindfulness Walks at The Arboretum: Mindfulness Walks are a type of walking meditation. In the midst of a high-demand work day and fast-paced lifestyle, practicing mindfulness is shown to decrease stress, improve focus and attention, and bring balance to your body and mind. University of Kentucky employees, students and community are invited to learn and practice cutting-edge nature mindfulness practices with mental health counselor Emily Porter, LPCC. Will meet every Thursday on the Arboretum gardens and paths, gathering outside the front of the Visitor Center. Low intensity walking. No experience necessary. Suggested donation: $3 per person.
  • 4pm: Oktoberfest in the Garden at Kentucky Native Cafe: Oktoberfest under the trees with live music, giant pretzels, and extra beer taps. The garden will open the taps at 4PM each afternoon until last call at 10PM. Live music will start at 6:00PM and headliners will start at 7:30PM. Open: Bruce Lewis. Headliner: The Swells.
  • 5pm: Thursday Night Live – Downtown Lexington: Central Bank Thursday Night Live is in the heart of downtown Lexington!
  • 5pm: Woodhill Community Market at Woodhill Community 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.
  • 5:30pm: Maker’s Mark Milkshakes at Thursday Night Live: Stop by Bluegrass Tavern during Thursday Night Live on September 26th and enjoy a refreshing Maker’s Mark Milkshake! What could be better than bourbon an ice cream ?!
  • 6:30pm: North Lime Game Night at North Lime Coffee & Donuts – North Lime location: Make it a date night, bring the family, your favorite group of friends, or just your beautiful self! You’ll make some new friends, test old friendships against the holy rite of competition, and have an all around knee-slappin’ good time.
  • 6:30pm: Blind Tasting II at Liquor Barn – Beaumont: Four wines, Four blind pours – Name the varietal, name the country/region and earn bonus points for the naming the correct vintage. Learn about the varietals, countries, and how to identify the smells and tastes of specific wines. The winner or “Supertaster” will receive a Liquor Barn gift card! $20/person.
  • 7pm: Anthropocene: The Human Epoch Film Screening at the 21c Museum Hotel Lexington: A stunning sensory experience and cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, Anthropocene: The Human Epoch is a years-in-the-making feature documentary from the award-winning team behind Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2013) and narrated by Alicia Vikander. The film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group who, after nearly 10 years of research, argue that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century as a result of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth. More details: HERE.
  • 7pm: Four Course Wine Dinner at Sutton’s Restaurant: Last Thursday of each month! Call for details!
  • 7pm: Thirsty Thursday- Party it Up! & Workshop at Board and Brush Lexington: Select a wood project from our gallery. They 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 wood stain colors in the workshop. Cost for a workshop is $68 for adults and pre-registration is required. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7:15pm: Trae Crowder at Comedy Off Broadway: Trae Crowder (The Liberal Redneck) gained immediate social media viral fame from his series of topical rants as “The Liberal Redneck”. With over 165 Million views and appearances on Nightline, MSNBC and ABC, Trae began touring nationally as part of the wellRED comedy tour with partners, Drew Morgan and Corey Forrester. The trio are co-authors of the best-selling book, Liberal Redneck Manifesto: Draggin Dixie Outta The Dark and have found critical success performing to sold-out clubs and theaters in over 200 markets across the country. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: The Growlers at The Burl: From their first LP Are You In or Out? (2009) to their latest LP Casual Acquaintances (2018), The Growlers have forged their own twisted path on the global music scene. They’re the party band that grew into a traveling circus that spawned their own hit event, Beach Goth. Lead singer Brooks Nielsen draws a particular devotion among Growlers fans, as does chief cohort Matt Taylor, The Growlers’ music director and lead guitarist. The band’s 2016 LP, City Club, produced by Julian Casablancas, saw them expand their palette to include West African, dance and electronic influences. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9pm: EP Release/Benefit Show: Monkeys of a Bygone Era with  Idiot Glee at Al’s Bar: All profits from the show and sale of EP go to RAICES. RAICES mission is to help separated families, detained families, unaccompanied minors, and others who are seeking asylum in the United States.

 

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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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