Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week Of September 27-October 3, 2019

September 26, 2019

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It’s officially fall, and it’s almost October!

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 27-October 3, 2019

Friday, September 27, 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: Mirror Twin Turns THREE at Mirror Twin Brewing: Celebrate their birthday! See details: HERE.
  • 11am: Oktoberfest Begins at Blue Stallion Brewing Company: Cheers to Oktoberfest with our lager release and limited-edition ceramic stein sale! Dad’s Favorites Deli is cooking out and Nappy Roots tours the brewery with Lexington on Tap Tours at 9:00! They’ll have liters of lagers for only $8 all day and you can refill your Blue Stallion Oktoberfest stein for $4 all Oktoberfest long!
  • 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: 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: WOBtoberfest at World of Beer: Their annual WOBtoberfest will begin on Friday, the 27th at 5:00pm. Bring the kiddos and enjoy a GIANT German pretzel with house-made mustard and Beer cheese. They will have games and prizes for the whole family, including a Stein holding contest.
  • 5:30pm: Kevin Holm-Hudson LIVE at Taziki’s Community Night: Two-time Lexington Music Awards winner Kevin Holm-Hudson brings his eclectic mix of fun familiar covers and distinctive original songs to enhance the always-delicious food at Taziki’s monthly Community Night! Featuring $5 gyros, $5 signature pasta, $2 beer (all beer) and half price bottles of wine!
  • 6pm: Music in the Mall at Fayette Mall: Fayette Mall presents Music in the Mall, featuring live music entertainment by local favorite guitarist, Michael Robinson Acoustic. Performances are from 6pm – 9pm. Music in the Mall is located in the Food Court.
  • 6pm: A Beer Crawl at Gather on Main (meeting place): Against the Grain is hitting the road to drink A Beer with people all across the Commonwealth! What better way than with a good ole’ fashion bar crawl? See all the places listed on the bar crawl: HERE.
  • 6pm: Freaky Friday Flicks at Moondance Amphitheater: The Hogwarts Express is pulling up to Moondance Amphitheater for three spellbinding nights this fall. Wizards, witches, and muggles alike are sure to appear when Freaky Friday Flicks conjures up its Halloween lineup. The first three Harry Potter movies will be shown on consecutive Friday nights beginning September 27 through October 11 at 7:30pm. September 27: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • 6pm: Science Fridays in the Planetarium: Back to the Moon at The Living Arts and Science Center: Back To The Moon is the fascinating tale of the Google Lunar XPRIZE, which was designed to democratize space and create new opportunities for eventual human and robotic presence on the Moon. We see the engineering and innovation steps taken by the internationally distributed teams competing to land a spacecraft on the Moon and vie for additional prizes. We highlight the human spirit of competition and collaboration as teams take on this audacious challenge. Who will win the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE? More details: HERE.
  • 6pm: Kids Night Out at Edleys Bar-B-Que: Bring your kiddos on down for Kids Night Out! It’ll be a fun night for those of all ages. The kids can enjoy: balloon animals, face painting, coloring station, and candy bags. FREE KIDS MEAL with the purchase of an adult meal!
  • 6:30pm: The Dougheys at North Lime Donuts: The Dougheys, an award ceremony held on September 27th. They are partnering with Common Good to celebrate our shared love of donuts and the amazing ways Common Good continues to impact the Lexington community. A $5 cover will be charged at the door and 100% of that cover will go straight to Common Good, as well as a percentage of our profits from that entire week. You will have an opportunity to donate directly to Common Good as well! Throughout their birthday week (September 23-27th) you will vote on categories like Best in Cinnamontography and Best Supporting Coffee. The winners in each category will be announced at this awards ceremony, held at the Clays Mill location. More details: HERE.
  • 7pm: Casino Night at the Livery: A fun evening with drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres, jazz music, live and silent auctions and casino games. Proceeds benefits Blue Grass Farms Charities programs. Tickets $100. Guest of Honor Donna Barton Brothers. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Buffalo Trace + Freddie Root Beer Floats! at bluegrass tavern: Our “grown-up” version of a root beer float is made with a few shots of our favorite Buffalo Trace bottles, including the newly renamed Freddie’s Root Beer. This is a drink you don’t want to miss out on!
  • 7pm: Science Fridays in the Planetarium: Back to the Moon at The Living Arts and Science Center: Back To The Moon is the fascinating tale of the Google Lunar XPRIZE, which was designed to democratize space and create new opportunities for eventual human and robotic presence on the Moon. We see the engineering and innovation steps taken by the internationally distributed teams competing to land a spacecraft on the Moon and vie for additional prizes. We highlight the human spirit of competition and collaboration as teams take on this audacious challenge. Who will win the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE? More details: HERE.
  • 7pm: Team Trivia Friday at Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes: Free trivia with prizes to be won! Enjoy trivia inside or outside in the courtyard!
  • 7pm: Final Lexington Green Lakeside Live of 2019: 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: 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: RAGS AND RICHES / Sunmates / Much Obliged at Cosmic Charlie’s: Live music!
  • 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: Boogie G and The Titanics at Cellar Bar & Grille: Boogie G and The Titanics will be playing for you this Friday from 9pm to 1am!
  • 9pm: Bendigo Fletcher at The Burl: Louisville, KY’s Bendigo Fletcher possesses a resolute ruggedness that recalls the Kentucky landscape that inspired it. With singer Ryan Anderson’s songwriting and rangy, howling vocals as bedrock, the band’s creation floats along folk-rock tendencies, seeking to capture the next pop melody or psychedelic bridge within earshot.
  • 9pm: Lucky Dogs at O’Neills: Don’t miss LUCKY DOGS this Friday, September 27 at 9 pm at O’Neills! Classic Rock & Roll!
  • 9pm: David Liebe Hart (Adult Swim/Tim & Eric), Shawnthony Calypso at Al’s Bar: Come out to stand up against Lexington’s inhuman law against having an ice cream cone in your pocket. A night of mind-bending entertainment for an important cause. The galaxy’s most unique entertainer, David Liebe Hart, brings his music/puppets/storytelling extravaganza to you! Prepare to be amazed, surprised and confused! You won’t know whether to laugh, groan, cry or cheer! Every show is one-of-a-kind, unpredictable, hilarious and confounding! More details: HERE and tickets available: HERE.
  • 9pm: Paladin Live at Creaux: Come get that much needed Organa from Paladin at Creaux, the hottest spot in Lexington!!!
  • 9:45pm: 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.

 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

  • 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.
  • 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: U-Pick Day on the Farm at Greenhouse 17: No tickets required! Dozens of beautiful seasonal flower varieties available! We’ll provide buckets. Bring your clippers, if you got ‘em. $15 per bucket. Cash, check, and credit accepted. Every bucket supports nature-based healing and reminds survivors of intimate partner abuse that our community cares about their safety and well-being. More details: HERE.
  • 10am: KidChella Arts & Music Festival at Moondance Amphitheater: Lexington’s first kid-focused arts & music festival comes to the Moondance Amphitheatre on Saturday, Sept. 28! KidChella is co-hosted by Lexington Family Magazine and Lexington Parks & Recreation. Bring the whole family to this FREE event featuring hands-on art and movement activities, as well as live music performances. More details: HERE.
  • 10am: Glitter Houses at Lexington Public Library – Main Street: Join local crafter June Crawford to learn how to make whimsical glittered houses reminiscent of the famous mid-century holiday décor. Please note the length of this workshop, bring a bagged lunch if desired. All materials provided, registration recommended.
  • 10am: Discovery Saturday: Engineering Wonders at The Living Arts and Science Center: Discover something new at Discovery Saturday! More details: HERE.
  • 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.
  • 11am: Mirror Twin Turns THREE at Mirror Twin Brewing: Celebrate their birthday! See details: HERE.
  • 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.
  • 12pm: Hammock Hangout at Jacobson Park: What is Hammock Hangout?! A free community event where we’ll spend an afternoon breaking the world record for most people in hammocks at ONE time! Don’t have a hammock? No worries! They’ll have plenty already set up for you to borrow for this event OR if you want to bring your own hammock and come hang with us that’s cool too. The current world record is 269 people and we know that our community outdoor enthusiasts can EASILY beat that.
  • 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: 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: A POP-UP WITH EDITH ANNELLE HANDMADE GOODS AT MADEWELL: Come see their earrings in person if you are in the Lexington area this Saturday! See details: HERE.
  • 6pm: Alligator Sausages & Swamp Dogs Return for One Night Only at Bourbon n’ Toulouse: The #SwampDog & Alligator Sausages are making an encore appearance this Saturday for the Kentucky Football Game because they were such a hit at Kroger Field! They’ll be available for purchase at Bourbon N’ Toulouse as well as Chevy Chase Inn starting at 6:00pm this Saturday, September 28th. They’ll sell them until they’re gone. (They have A LOT!) They’ll have Alligator Sausages with or without Southwest Crawfish Etouffee smothered on top of it. More details: HERE.
  • 6pm: DelectABLE Bourbon Charity Dinner 2019 at Malone’s Prime Events and Reception: On SATURDAY, Sept. 28, 2019, ABLE will be hosting their 3rd annual bourbon-themed fundraising event “DelectABLE Bourbon Charity Dinner.” More details and 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.
  • 7pm: Oktoberfest: True Crime Trivia: Serial Killers Zwei (II) at Blue Stallion Brewing Company: $8 liters of Oktoberfest will get your mental juices flowing as they test your knowledge of infamous serial killers! Dad’s Favorites Deli will keep your stomachs full before and during the game!
  • 7pm: UK Watch Party Every Saturday at Edley’s Bar-B-Que: Nothing goes better with the big blue than bar-b-que! Come hang out and enjoy their specials, which include: Sip and Snacks Menu and the Southern Sampler during the game!
  • 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: 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: Same As It Ever Was at Cosmic Charlie’s: Love The Talking Heads? Same As It Ever Was does it right. This 7-piece outfit of Knoxville musicians came together out of their mutual love and respect for the music of the Talking Heads in the summer of 2004 and have not looked back since. Over the years the band has performed extensively, and now nearly have the entire Talking Heads catalog at their fingertips; They bring the excitement and energy of everything from ’77 to Naked, and all the B-sides in between. Same As It Ever Was strives to maintain the integrity of the Talking Heads’ groundbreaking music, while bringing their own panache to the game. Whatever you’re your level of familiarity with Talking Heads, you can expect to have an unforgettable time with Same As It Ever Was! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9:45pm: 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.

 

Sunday, September 29, 2019

  • 10am: Second Annual Outdoor Flea Sale at Feather Your Nest: Come out on Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 10am to 3pm for the second Feather Your Nest Outdoor Sale. Their vendors will offer deeply discounted items to make room for their up coming annual Holiday Open House on November 9, 2019.
  • 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.
  • 10am: Community Yoga with Art – Cindy Reed at The Living Arts & Science Center: Yoga with Art in the GLO Gallery. $5 drop in.
  • 11am: Mirror Twin Turns THREE at Mirror Twin Brewing: Celebrate their birthday! See details: HERE.
  • 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: 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: 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.
  • 11am: Jazz Brunch with Gail Wynters at Ranada’s: Bring a friend and come on down for some smokin’ hot Jazz from the always amazing Gail Wynters!
  • 12pm: Funky Farmhouse Festival 2019 at Ethereal Brewing: Stop by today and sign up for $15 to get a Funky Farmhouse taster glass (yours to keep!) plus 5 drink tickets to sample the funky goodness on September 29th. Just want the drinks? No worries! You can purchase 1 drink ticket for $2 or 2 drink tickets for $3.
  • 12pm: One Lane Bridge at Kentucky Native Café: Live music!
  • 1pm: Homemade Cookie Contest at Chocolate Holler: National Homemade Cookie Day is upon us as we head into Fall, and to celebrate, Chocolate Holler be hosting their 3rd Annual Homemade Cookie Contest on Sunday, Sept. 29th! You can submit a cookie for tasting, or just come to taste some cookies, vote for your favorite, and grab a drink to wash it down! All are welcome! 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!!
  • 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: Jazz on the Porch by the Jazz Arts Foundation at Talon Winery: FREE live Jazz the last Sunday of each month from May to September 2019.
  • 4pm: Sunday Funday Trivia at Fusion Brewing: Come on down and see how your general knowledge stacks up!
  • 5:30pm: Open Mic at The Twisted Cork: At The Twisted Cork, you will hear the best live music you will find in town. Bring your instrument, bring a friend, sign up and perform!
  • 6pm: Lexington Waits – Tom Waits Tribute 2019 at Cosmic Charlie’s: After several years of Louisville Waits being a spectacular event honoring the one and only Tom Waits, they are teaming up with Lexington folks and Waits fans to bring you Lexington Waits. More details: HERE and tickets available: HERE.
  • 6pm: Bob’s Burgers Trivia and Season Premiere at Blue Stallion Brewing Company: Test your Belcher knowledge during Bob’s Burgers Trivia with us and Wake and Bake Food Truck on Sunday, September 29th! Pair your burger with our Oktoberfest lager and stick around after the game to watch the Season 10 premiere on the big screens!

 

Monday, September 30, 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.
  • 10am: Gold Star Palomar Customer Appreciation at Gold Star – Palomar: They want to celebrate YOU on September 30! They are hosting a special customer appreciation celebration with $1 Cheese Coneys (Limit 20) all day long! Plus, you can enter to win their delicious fresh grilled burgers for a whole year! They will pick a winner on October 1! *Only available at the Palomar Centre location.
  • 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: Oktoberfest Mission: March Madness Marching Band at Blue Stallion Brewing Company: Blue Stallion is hosting the March Madness Marching Band as their Oktoberfest Mission Monday, where they will give 10% of the day’s sales to this local non-profit which brings joyous performances to charity events and festivals around the Bluegrass and beyond! The band starts playing at 6:30!
  • 6pm: WIN BIG at Monday Night Football at Titled Kilt: They are playing Ro Sham Bo (it’s Rock, Paper, Scissors) to win great prizes every week! And each weeks’ winners are eligible to return on Super Bowl Sunday to play for the Grand Prize of a 50 inch flat screen TV tailgating package! 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!
  • 6pm: Chardonnay: oaked & un-oaked at wine + market: Chardonnay is the world’s most diverse white wine grapes. It’s certainly the most planted white wine grape, and it’s quite capable of making a broad range of wine styles. From sparkling to bright & mouthwateringly crisp to full-bodied, buttery & tropical fruit laced with sweet baking spice, learn about how oak treatment can influence this versatile grape. Prepayment only. Pre-pay to RSVP: call 859-225-0755 to pay over the phone, or just stop in! $20 per person. You will automatically be billed for an $8 paired cheese plate, unless otherwise specified at time of payment.
  • 6pm: Board Game Night Kick Off at Gather On Main: Love meeting new people, playing board games, and drinking brewskis? Bring your favorite board game and cool friends, they’ve got beer specials to keep you hydrated.
  • 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: Game of Thrones Trivia at Cocktails TOO: Come out for live trivia!
  • 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: Rosemont Garden at The Twisted Cork: Live music!

 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

  • 11am: Pints & Bites at Drake’s: Get any flavor of boneless bites + a pint of Drake’s Lager or Beer of the Month for just $10. *available for a limited time, dine-in only.
  • 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: Oktoberfest Test Batch: Pepper Pairings at Blue Stallion Brewing Company: Pair Peril hot sauces with Forage Food Truck wings or tempura veggies and vote for your favorite to win a free bottle of sauce! Wash it all down with a peppered test batch experimental beer or their milk stout!
  • 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.
  • 5pm: Lexington Pasta/Pasta Garage Takeover at DV8 Kitchen: DV8 Kitchen is honored to have Pasta Garage “takeover” our kitchen on Tuesday, October 1 for a night to combine fresh pasta and scratch sauces with DV8 Bakery Goods. Lesme has created five dishes that include the finest local ingredients, all-natural and DV8 bakery items. See items: HERE.
  • 5pm: Oktoberfest: Test Batch Tuesday at Blue Stallion Brewing Company: Experimental Hot Pepper Beers, Small Batch Fermented Hot Sauce Samplers, with Smoked Wings and Veggie Options for Dipping!
  • 5pm: Happy Birthday, Village! at Village Branch Library: Village Branch is celebrating 15 years in our community! They’ll show photos from Village’s early days. Come out for activities and refreshments while supplies last.
  • 5:30pm: Goal Setting Workshop with Vitale Buford at Pivot Brewing: Q4 is almost here! And that means 2020 is right around the corner. Now is the time to start planning to take another step next year. They’ve got you covered with a goal setting workshop with Vitale Buford, Certified Professional Coach, Speaker and Author. Event is FREE. More details and tickets available: HERE
  • 5:30pm: Potting Shed Lecture Series at Michler’s Florist, Greenhouses, and Garden Design: Dr. James Wagner. Transylvania University . Bugs of America. Insects and Spiders in John James Audubon’s Birds of America prints.
  • 6pm: Drawing + Painting at create art + play studio: Students will learn to experiment with a variety of tools and gain an artist’s understanding of color theory. They will learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting such as value, texture, and perspective. Students will create studies utilizing their own ideas and learn how to bring these ideas to life on a larger scale canvas. More details and tickets available: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Celebrate International Coffee Day at Painting With a Twist:  Explore new possibilities with our Shiplap Pallets! They are perfect to display anywhere. If you would rather paint on a canvas, you can choose their standard 16X20 instead of the pallet. Feel free to change any of the colors if you wish. This event is open to all ages for $35 a guest. Tickets available: 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 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!
  • 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.

 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

  • 10am: Stearman Flights at Blue Grass Airport: Come fly with Rob Lock in his 1942 Boeing Stearman. Flights are 30 minutes in the air, and you as a guest fly the plane the entire time, aside from takeoff and landing. Tickets are $250 per person, and in flight videos of the experience are available for $50 extra. Reservations accepted by calling 863-873-1339. This event does sell out!
  • 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: Oktoberfest Wednesdays at Tilted Kilt: Oktoberfest is upon us! Come out every Wednesday in October. Plus, they will have a new contest every Wednesday! See details: HERE.
  • 2pm: Gardening 101: Ask An Expert at Lexington Public Library – East Main Street: Garden spaces are an important part of beautifying the local scenery, but what if they went beyond being just something pretty? Join ecological landscape designer, Katrina Kelly of EARTHeim LLC Landscape Design Studio, in learning how you can use native plants to create a new type of garden that goes beyond just the aesthetics. Learn what native plants are and how you can add them to the landscape around your home or community spaces. Find out what a living landscape is and go home with tips on how to create a sustainable pollinator- and wildlife-friendly garden right in your own backyard. More details: HERE.
  • 5pm: Barrel of Laughs- Comedy Night at Lakeside Live: Come kick of the 20th Anniversary Celebration at Barrel of Laughs, featuring local and regional comedians! There will be great comedy, atmosphere and of course, beer!
  • 6pm: Carnegie at the Co-op: Writing for Healing at Good Foods: Develop a rigorous practice of writing to confront, comfort, and overcome the emotional pain that eventually settles upon us during a life lived to its fullest. Using timed writings, you will write and share work in class, develop deep listening skills, and cultivate the ability to respond to the work of other writers. Not everything that gets written becomes a poem or narrative. However, everything that gets written gives us a deeper glimpse into who we are and what we have to share.This three-part class meets on Wednesday, October 2, Wednesday, October 9 and Wednesday, October 16. More details and tickets available: HERE.
  • 6pm: Greg Austin at Ranada’s Bistro and Bar: Bring a friend tonight for some locally grown amazing food and listen to the music of Greg Austin!
  • 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: Trivia Night at The Burl Arcade: Come out for pub style trivia!
  • 7pm: Wednesday Trivia at Mirror Twin Brewing: Come out and play some trivia!
  • 7pm: Box Wine & Gas Station Chicken Tour at Comedy Off Broadway: Etta May is an Clean Comedian. She was the winner of the American Comedy Awards Stand-Up Comic of the Year, and has appeared on Showtime, MTV, Oprah, and many others. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 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!
  • 8pm: Frida Kahlo at Gather On Main: There are only 3 more Art Clubs left this year and this one you WON’T want to miss! Get your Halloween on with the beautifully strange Frida! As always – $5 for the class and TIP YOUR BARTENDERS!
  • 8pm: ZUNIS / Kind Skies / Cindy at Cosmic Charlie’s: Live music! Tickets are $5 and 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!
  • 10pm: I Want It That Way – Boy Band Karaoke at Soundbar: Sing anything you want! They’ll have their full karaoke library available, and a special list of boy band songs!

 

Thursday, October 3, 2019

  • 8am: American Red Cross Blood Drive at Hope Center: Come donate blood, save lives, and give hope! They are partnering with the American Red Cross for a blood drive on October 3rd at the new Don Ball Campus Center. See details and make an appointment: HERE.
  • 10am: Stearman Flights at Blue Grass Airport: Come fly with Rob Lock in his 1942 Boeing Stearman. Flights are 30 minutes in the air, and you as a guest fly the plane the entire time, aside from takeoff and landing. Tickets are $250 per person, and in flight videos of the experience are available for $50 extra. Reservations accepted by calling 863-873-1339. This event does sell out!
  • 10am: What We Inhabit at LexArts: Artists from across the Commonwealth interpret their surroundings in many media and from many viewpoints: from above, from below, from the inside; with humor, longing, detachment, wonder, and love. More details: HERE.
  • 10am: Family Art at create art + play studio: Family Art is designed for children ages 18 months – 5 years old and their caregivers. During this class, you will explore materials, art processes, sensory experiences. Art and play intersect helping children make new discoveries and new friends. Sometimes the class will focus on a theme or book, while other times we will explore the endless possibilities of paint, clay, and other materials. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 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.
  • 5pm: Dark Moon Hollow at Lynagh’s Pub: Dark Moon Hollow are a Newgrass project comprised of Brett Horton, Trigger Trey, Thomas Keathley, and Dave Fish.
  • 5pm: East End Community Market at The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts 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 – they use a sliding scale, so EVERYONE is included.
  • 6pm: Maker’s Studio: A Mixed Media Class at create art + play studio: Paint, draw, collage, stamp, sculpt, glue! Mixed media include all types of art materials. In this class, kids will learn to combine different art media to create totally original works of art. You will use recycled materials, painted paper, drawings, fabric, and yarn to make animals, self portraits, inventions, and more. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: DIY Fall Foliage Suncatchers at Lexington Public Library – Eastside Branch: Llearn how to make a tissue paper suncatchers! Perfect for Autumn!
  • 7pm: Box Wine & Gas Station Chicken Tour at Comedy Off Broadway: Etta May is an Clean Comedian. She was the winner of the American Comedy Awards Stand-Up Comic of the Year, and has appeared on Showtime, MTV, Oprah, and many others. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Friends Trivia at Mr. Brews Taphouse: Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place!
  • 7pm: Oktoberfest Trivia: Mean Girls at Blue Stallion Brewing Company: You wanna do something fun? Wanna go to Blue Stallion? It’s October 3rd and they are hosting Mean Girls Trivia! They are giving away double prizes and the team with the best name scores a free appetizer from Dad’s Favorites Deli!
  • 7:15pm: Etta May at Comedy Off Broadway: Etta May headlines the most successful all female “Southern Fried Chicks Tour”. Selling out theatres all over the country. Think Blue Collar Comedy Tour with better hair! Etta May appeared on CMT’s “Comedy Stage”, plus co-produced “Southern Fried Chicks” for CMT. She was also the subject and first female comic ever on the biography show, “Comedy Club.” She joins the elite comedy company of Ron White, Larry the Cable Guy and Jeff Foxworthy, who are also featured in this series. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: 90’s Night at Goodfellas Distillery District: Come help celebrate their 20 Year Anniversary with a 90’s costume party with specialty cocktails, beer and DJ! Special prizes for best dressed, giveaways and more!
  • 9pm: NonCompliant / Bad Idols / Duck Butter / The Velvet Rage 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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