Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week Of October 4-10, 2019

October 3, 2019

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It’s finally October! It may be fall, but it certainly doesn’t feel like it. Here’s to hoping that the rest of the month cools off and we can finally enjoy fall!

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 October 4-10, 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019 – National Taco Day!

  • 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. See artists: 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!
  • 11am: National Taco Day at Chuy’s: Chuy’s is THE SPOT to celebrate National Taco Day! See what they are offering: 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.
  • 4pm: $5 Happy Hour: Barrell Bourbon at OBC Kitchen: You can try Barrell Bourbon for just $5. See details: HERE.
  • 5pm: Patchwork Purple Blackberry Sour Release at Blue Stallion Brewing Company: They are debuting their Patchwork Purple Blackberry Sour and welcoming the Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning into the taproom for a pop-up sale to their Carnegie Classics: The Color Purple event! Dad’s Favorites Deli will be cooking out for their Oktoberfest celebrations and they are featuring $8 liters of select Blue Stallion beers, including their Oktoberfest lager!
  • 5:30pm: The Yonders at Lynagh’s Irish Pub: The Yonders! Live at Lynagh’s for Happy Hour Friday, October 4th, 2019!
  • 6pm: Patchen Pub 17th Anniversary Celebration at Patchen Pub: Patchen Pub is turning 17 years old! Come celebrate! $2 “Roll the Dice” shots! $2 Jell-O shots! Food specials, including a fish fry! Live music from Freakdaddy & DeadAir Dennis! Special guest bartenders Matt & Matt!
  • 6pm: October Night Market at 700 Bryan Avenue: This is a family friendly event. Pets are welcome. You may park on the street, side streets, but please avoid the median on Loudon. See local businesses surrounding the market for additional parking as well.
  • 6pm: From Dream to Discovery: Inside NASA at The Living Arts and Science Center: Humans like to push limits, especially when they’re in space. Explore how NASA engineers build the amazing ships that take us on journeys across the cosmos. Immerse yourself in the adventure and extremes of spacecraft engineering in From Dream To Discovery: Inside NASA. Tickets available: 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. October 4: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
  • 6pm: OkTuba Quartet at Blue Stallion Brewing: Come hear some authentic German Polka music played by members of the Tuba/Euphonium Studio!
  • 6:30pm: Friday Studio Workshop at Board and Brush Lexington: Looking for a fun night out with friends or family? Create your own unique wood sign or clock! Select a wood project from their 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. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Tristen Brooke and Brad Fowble at Elkhorn Tavern: Live music!
  • 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: Downtown Lexington Bar Crawl – Downtown: It’s a bar crawl y’all! Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Lexington Brewing & Distilling Company at a bar crawl with some of their amazing partners. Crawl kicks off at Bluegrass Tavern, then y’all will head over at Parlay Social, and finally wrap things up at the Thirsty Fox. More details: HERE.
  • 8pm: Shi – 死, Swamp Hawk, Iso Tank Ensemble, and Stormtoker at The Green Lantern Bar: Live music!
  • 8pm: Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy with Yellow Cuss, Eric McM at Al’s Bar: Live music! More details: HERE.
  • 9pm: Night Market After Party with Bandit Sun at Rock House Brewing: Come out for a FREE show at Rock House Brewing after the Night Market for an evening of music by Bandit Sun and visuals by Synesthetic Oil Spill!!!
  • 9:45pm: 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.

 

Saturday, October 5, 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.
  • 9am: Cars & Coffee Meet Up at Hamburg Pavillon – Regal Cinema Parking Lot: Cruise in Saturday, Saturday, October 5th for Cars & Coffee Car Show at Hamburg Pavilion! Drive in and drop off unopened, nonperishable food items to benefit our local community. More details: HERE.
  • 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. See artists: 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: Amazing Autumn at The Arboretum: Celebrate the seasons in the Kentucky Children’s Garden! In addition to enjoying the children’s garden, you and your family can take plants home and enjoy crafts and hands-on activities from local organizations. Normal admission rates apply ($3 per person, $10 for a family of 4/5, free for members).
  • 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: 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: Junior Chef “Haunted House Decorating Party” at Williams Sonoma: This class will be fun and spooky! You’ll assemble a gingerbread mansion and decorate it as you please. Then you can take your bewitching creation home and show it off for Halloween! Class Fee: $30 **Includes a Haunted House Decorating Kit. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 10am: Tailgate on the Hill at Keeneland: Come learn about Commonwealth, enter our drawing to win $500 in shares in a world-class racehorse (among other giveaways only available at Keeneland) and have a great time!
  • 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: 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: Brunch with Sunmates at Broomwagon Coffee + Bikes: Monthly brunch residency with a special guest each month. Featuring Charlene Joan. ALL AGES. Free.
  • 11am: Rise & Dine at The Barn at The Summit at Fritz Farm: Come out to The Barn, the all-local food hall, for an all-out brunch! They’ll be featuring one-time only brunch items, a full bloody mary bar, beats by DJ Forerunner, and more! See details: HERE.
  • 11am: 2019 LexVeg Fest at Housewarmings: LexVeg Fest is a community street-fair-like event, held to celebrate and promote a plant-based lifestyle for health, environment, and animal welfare. FREE. More details: HERE.
  • 11am: Family Fall Festival at Lexington Public Library – Eastside Branch: Celebrate fall with family friendly games, activities, and treats! For families. No registration required.
  • 11am: West Sixth Oktoberfest – Benefitting FoodChain at West Sixth Brewing: This year they’re packin’ in the brewery and extending the patio with more beer garden tables, more steins, and plenty of beer! 6% of the proceeds for the day will go back to their good friends and neighbors, FoodChain! More details and tickets available: HERE.
  • 6pm: Bourbon and Ballet at the Bodley-Bullock House: Minnie Bullock, the avid horticulturist who founded the Garden Club of Lexington, likely never imagined pirouettes, plies and pas de deux among the exquisitely ordered plantings in the garden of her Gratz Park home. But that’s exactly what’s on the menu courtesy the Kentucky Ballet Theater – along with bourbon cocktails, wine, beer, and heavy hors d’oeuvres. When the dance is done, mix and mingle with the artists as members of the Central Kentucky Youth Orchestras make music by moonlight. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6pm: Halloween Countdown! Pick Your Project at Board and Brush Lexington: Looking for a fun night out with friends or family? Join their most popular DIY workshop and create your own unique wood sign or clock! 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. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6pm: Camp Fire Social and Candle Light Hike at McConnell Springs: Join the staff and gather around the campfire and make s’mores before enjoying a guided candle light hike through the park. Please call 859-225-4073 to register.
  • 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: Rock-n-Roll at Al’s Bar: Your ticket buys you a drink, an assortment of edible treats and an evening of bar-bluesy rock-n-roll that’ll take you back to your college days. A portion of the cash bar take will go to LexArts. More details and tickets available: HERE.
  • 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: Firepit Cinema Presents Scream at Rock House Brewing: Come and watch this game-changing, self-aware slasher by horror maestro Wes Craven that changed the rules while following the ones established by previous films in the genre.
  • 9pm: Earthless with Maggot Heart, Sacri Monti, & SCMB at Cosmic Charlie’s: Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9:45pm: 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.

 

Sunday, October 6, 2019

  • 10am: Community Yoga with Art – Terry Fister at The Living Arts & Science Center: Yoga with Art in the GLO Gallery. $5 drop in.
  • 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: Halloween Skull Cake Decorating at Williams Sonoma: When it comes to making Halloween desserts, six heads are better than one. Their Skull Cake Pan makes it easy to create half-a-dozen mini skull cakes. Learn to make and decorate these ghoulishly cakes that are perfect for Halloween! Class Fee: $40 ** Includes Skull Cakelet Pan. Class Menu: Halloween Mini Skull Cakes.
  • 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.
  • 12pm: Lil’ Oktoberfest at West Sixth Brewing: Come out for free activities starting at noon until 4pm! Balloon animals, kids crafts, bouncy inflatable slide, games, face painting and more! They’ll have the patio and sidewalk filled with games and fun. More details: HERE.
  • 12pm: 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!
  • 12pm: Woke Brunch Sundays 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: Themed Trivia Event – 3 Witches Trivia at Painting With a Twist: Come in your favorite Halloween costume as you compete for a chance to win prizes! Open to all ages. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 3pm: Makers Market at Windy Corner Makers’ Market: Meet the Kentucky craftspeople who create the products on Windy Corner’s shelves at Windy Corner Market! Chef Ouita will share some tips and treats during cooking demonstrations too!! More details: HERE.
  • 4pm: Sunday Funday Trivia at Fusion Brewing: Come on down and see how your general knowledge stacks up!
  • 6:30pm: Yoga at The Speakeasy: This is a hatha/or vinyasa flow class. Please bring a mat and water. The cost of the lesson is donation based.
  • 7pm: Silent Film Gala Event for Kentucky Theatre Wurlitzer Pipe Organ at The Kentucky Theater: The Bluegrass Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society invites you to our annual gala fundraiser to benefit the restoration of the original historic Wurlitzer pipe organ at the Kentucky Theatre in downtown Lexington. This is a rare and fun event for all ages, and especially recommended for those who have never seen and heard a silent film come to life through the magnificent sounds of a live theatre organ performance! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Magic City Hippies with SEGO at Cosmic Charlie’s: Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8:30pm: Tim Burton Trivia at Soundbar: Come out for five rounds of trivia!
  • 9pm: Sunday Spunday Ft:Jon Dose / HANN SOLO / Marv Martian/ Dad Jokes: Doors open at 9pm. $5 cover. There will be bangers, there will be improv modular jams, there will be drums. Come chill out to some heavy vibes. Maybe dance a little? There will also be a water balloon fight after the show so bring a poncho if you don’t want to get wet.
  • 10pm: Jake Dunn and The Blackbirds/Dan Conn/Brandon Butler at The Green Lantern Bar: Live music!

 

Monday, October 7, 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: 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. See artists: 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!
  • 3pm: Pumpkin Painting + Fall Fun with On The Move Art Studio! at A Cup of Commonwealth: They are partnering up again with On The Move Art Studio for a night of fun pumpkin painting and yummy fall treats! Join us at their Lexington shop (105 Eastern Avenue), on Monday, October 7th from 3pm to 6pm!! OTM will be here with their awesome trailer, and A Cup of Commonwealth has some free treats for the kiddos, including delicious cookies from The Futile Gourmet! Pumpkin supplies will be limited, but there will be plenty to do throughout the evening!
  • 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: 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.
  • 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!
  • 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: A Pumpkin Pickup is Back on a 16X20 Canvas at Painting With a Twist: Back by popular demand… a pumpkin pickup!! This event does require a sketch. When you arrive, the outline of the truck will be sketched on your canvases. This event is open to all ages for $37 a guest. Tickets are available: 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: Stranger Things Trivia Benefitting Developing Nepal at Blue Stallion Brewing Company: They are hosting Stranger Things Trivia to benefit this week’s Mission Monday – Little Angels Bracelets, which supports the Talamarang, Nepal community’s schools and orphanage.
  • 7pm: Monday Night Trivia at Wise Bird Cider: Trivia kicks off at 7pm every Monday with cash prizes available!

 

Tuesday, October 8, 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 8th at the new Don Ball Campus Center. Visit bit.ly/HopeCtr to make an appointment.
  • 9am: Stretch & Sparkle at Kendra Scott: Club Pilates is teaming up with Kendra Scott to help give back to breast cancer and research awareness. You’re invited to join us for a complimentary all-levels workout at the Summit in Fritz Farm. Attendees will enjoy a 30 minute mat class followed by private shopping including Kendra Scott’s signature styles, new seasonal collection, and Color Bar along with a limited edition Breast Cancer Assortment (BCA)! When you purchase a piece from the BCA assortment, Kendra Scott will gift a rose quartz piece and a hand-written note to a woman touched by cancer. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 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. See artists: 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!
  • 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.
  • 5:30pm:  Cook with a Farmer: Cooking Class at The Food Connection: Come out for our second Cook with a Farmer class! You’ll cook with and eat the varied foods produced at Happy Jack’s Pumpkin Farm located in Frankfort, Kentucky. The Jones family has owned + operated the farm since 1996 and is known for their fresh produce, their pumpkin patch, and for their menagerie of animals! Purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 5:30pm: Potting Shed Lecture Series at Michler’s Florist, Greenhouses, and Garden Design: Speaker: Stacy Borden and Dave Leonard with Trees Lexington. Pocket Tree Nurseries. You have seen them popping up around Lexington, find out all about them from Trees Lexington members and arborists.
  • 6pm: Haunts and History Downtown Walking Tour at Lexington Public Library – Downtown: Join historian Dr. Jonathan Coleman for a walking tour around downtown Lexington to discover some of our city’s interesting history and haunted spots. Meet in the first floor rotunda, wear comfortable shoes, and bundle up if necessary. It’s going to be a spooky time! Family friendly, registration required. See details: HERE.
  • 6pm: Mason Jar Soy Candle Workshop at 5423 Leestown Road: Want to learn the art of candle making? Learn how to make soy candles in Mason Jars. In this workshop, you will learn how to make 2 soy candles with your choice of fragrance. Refreshments provided. Comfort food offered for additional cost to help benefit the cat sanctuary expenses. $30 per person. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 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. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6pm: History to Chew On Series at McConnell Springs: On the second Tuesday of the month, the Friends of McConnell Springs will present a speaker who will discuss historical figures and events with Kentucky connections. This is a brown bag series. McConnell Springs will supply tables and drinks. Please call to register. Today’s topic: The History of Hemp in Kentucky.
  • 7pm: Floral Design Class at Alexandra Pallos Floral & Events: Enjoy learning how to make your floral arrangement while sipping wine/champagne and enjoying delicious food with your friends. Price of class includes everything you need to make your own fabulous floral arrangement as well as food and drinks. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 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.
  • 7pm: Trivia Tuesdays at Ethereal Brewing (games): Come out for the chance to earn yourself some cash!
  • 7pm: Lazy Susan Class at Cut and Paste Craft Studio: This is a solid pine circle, 18″ in diameter. You’ll pick from 6 designs, choose from dozens of colors of stains and paints, and we’ll teach you how to use our custom cut stencils. You can stain or paint your background and we can teach you to dry-brush, add metallic accents and even help you fix your mistakes. After we’re done we’ll add a swivel to the bottom to make the perfect serving piece for your table. More details: HERE and tickets available: HERE.
  • 8pm: Man Man with GRLwood at Cosmic Charlie’s: Live music! Purchase tickets: HERE.
  • 8:30pm: Poetry In Motion: 12th Anniversary & Final Set of 2019! at Creaux: Lexington’s longest running open mic poetry set, #PoetryInMotion, returns to Creaux on Tuesday, October 8th to celebrate its 12th birthday!! Come out for a diverse open mic set, neo soul grooves courtesy of DJ Johnnie Johnson, food, drinks and good people!

 

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

  • 7am: Coffee & Coding – Free Computer Programming Lesson – October 2019 at DV8 Kitchen: To help peel back the curtain, Awesome Inc is offering an open “Try Code” event where you’ll get to dive in and write your first few lines of real code in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for free! See more details: HERE.
  • 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. See artists: 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!
  • 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.
  • 4pm: Milkshakes & Sundaes Happy Hour at NoBaked Cookie Dough: Come on Wednesdays between 4pm to 7pm for discounted milkshakes and sundaes! Milkshakes are only $5 (regularly $7) and sundaes are only $7 (regularly $10) – every Wednesday at the Palomar Center location!
  • 5pm: Adam Avery Visit at The Beer Trappe: Coming back to visit is their very good friend Adam Avery, owner of Avery Brewing Company to Lexington! See beers on tap: HERE.
  • 6pm: Catoga (Yoga & Cats) at 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 you with her knowledge and presence to teach us the basics of yoga. Space is limited so reserve your spot with a $15 or more donation to help support our cat sanctuary. Tickets available: HERE and more details: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Lexington Bourbon Society October Social Sipper at Agave & Rye: They deliver a chef inspired take on the standard taco… elevating the simple taco into something epic! But they don’t stop there, this team raises the bar on street fare, salads and more. Did we mention the epic drinks, though? With more than 87 varieties of tequila, 85 different bourbons and a range of phenomenal cocktails, they have something for everyone. For our gathering, they will have a selection of appetizer specials, $6 bourbon peach punches, and more! Interested in the Lexington Bourbon Society? Do you enjoy social networking in Lexington, opportunities to promote local charities and consider yourself a “bourbon enthusiast”? Their Social Sippers are always free to attend even if you aren’t a member, and it’s a great way to learn more about the Lexington Bourbon Society and how to join.
  • 6:30pm: Canvas Paint Night at Pivot Brewing: At Canvas Paint Night, you are invited to create your masterpiece over a craft beer at Pivot Brewing! Grab your friends and spend two hours drinking, laughing, and catching up. There’s no experience necessary! You will be guided step-by-step by a professional painter and host. All supplies and 11x 14 canvas included. One cider or beer from the bar is included in the purchase of your ticket. For October, you will be painting a beautiful fall woods scene. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Bake From Scratch at Williams Sonoma: Their friends at Bake from Scratch are back with a new volume and it’s huge! The 400+ pages are packed with delicious recipes that are sure to bring out the baker in all of us! In this class, you will bake some of our favorite recipes from the book! Class Fee: $50 ** Includes “Bake From Scratch V3” Cookbook. Class Menu: Apple Pie & Gruyère Prosciutto Scones. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: UK Equine Trivia Night at Blue Stallion Brewing: The UK Equine Alumni Affiliate Network invites UK alumni and friends to join us for an evening of networking and equine trivia. Teams of 5 or less are welcome and new teams can be formed at the event.
  • 7pm: Wednesday Trivia at Mirror Twin Brewing: Come out and play some trivia!
  • 7pm: Trivia Night at The Burl Arcade: Come out for pub style 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!
  • 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: Madonna vs Whitney Karaoke at Soundbar: The best of Madonna vs. the best of Whitney karaoke at Soundbar! Get up on stage and perform your favorite songs from these two great artists!

 

Thursday, October 10, 2019

  • 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. See artists: HERE.
  • 11am: 2-4-6 Beer, Wine, Stix at Drake’s: $2 PBR cans, $4 house wine and $6 Pixy Stix martinis every Thursday.
  • 12pm: Make-A-Wish Day at Keeneland: This is the 12th anniversary of Make-A-Wish Day® at Keeneland, the culmination of a rewarding experience for a group of deserving children battling critical illnesses. Local Thoroughbred Farms and organizations team up with Keeneland to grant wishes for many deserving children. At Keeneland, the wish kids and their families will be treated to a VIP experience, complete with presenting a trophy after each race, meeting jockeys and experiencing all the excitement of a day at the races. Fans are encouraged to cheer on these wish kids and support Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana. They will have the opportunity to help make even more wishes come true by placing a donation into the “Wishing Well” to grant additional wishes.
    Share with us on social using the hashtag #WishesfortheWin.
  • 4pm: Rocktoberfest Tap Takeover at Sky Bridge Station at Country Boy Brewing: Sky Bridge Station is having a Country Boy Tap Takeover on Thursday, October 10 starting at 4pm! Delusions of Grandeur New England style IPA will be featured on tap with 11 other Country Boy brews. Josh and Evan, from Country Boy, will be on hand with some Country Boy swag! The premiere for ‘Gone Tomorrow, The Story of Kentucky Ice Climbing’ by Mike Wilkinson begins at 7pm.
  • 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.
  • 5pm: Bourbon & Smoke at J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar: Come out after Keeneland and enjoy Smoked Black Angus Prime Rib, Bourbon drink specials and Cigars on the patio. Jake’s Cigar Bar will be on hand with cigars for purchase.
  • 5:30pm: Thursday Night Live at the 5/3 Pavillon: Come out for beverages, food from local restaurants and of course, great music by live bands! There is no admission charge to come and listen to the bands play – food and beverages will be available for purchase on a cash basis.
  • 6pm: Bruce Lewis at Ranada’s Bistro and Bar: Bring a friend, come on down to taste some of our great locally grown dishes and enjoy the jazz stylings of Bruce Lewis!
  • 6pm: Beer and Bachata at Pivot Brewing: Meet up at 6pm for some beer! Pivot Brewing features many creative beers and ciders to choose from. Enjoy a mini flight of 4 Beers or Cider Tastings (2 oz. each) of your choice or ask about their best sellers! Then, dancing starts at 6:30pm. The Salsa Center will teach a Bachata Dance lesson that is easy to learn even if you have never danced before! The dancing will take place in the Community Room. Tickets are $15. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Witch Crafts: DIY Halloween Decorations at Lexington Public Library – Eastside Branch: Turn a funky old jar into a spooky Halloween decoration! Join Eastside for a night of painting bottles of witches brew or bat wing tonic.
  • 6:30pm: The Olds Bourbon Experience at Ranada’s Bistro and Bar: You will be introduced to The Olds—Time-cherished bourbons and whiskies with a lineage going back to the 19th Century, and still enjoyable to this day. Old Crow, Old Overholdt, Old Forester, Old Fitzgerald, Old Grandad, and yes, Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year! Ranada will be pairing these flights of bourbons with her delicious Charcuterie Plate. Tickets and more details: HERE.
  • 7pm: Ann Patchett at The Kentucky Theater: Patchett, the New York Times-bestselling author of Commonwealth and State of Wonder, returns with a moving story exploring the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Levi Hummon at Tin Roof: Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: General Knowledge Trivia at Mr. Brews Taphouse: Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place!
  • 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.
  • 8:30pm: Chip Greene//Michael Tyree//Ivy Rye (Acoustic) at Al’s Bar: Another great night of music at Al’s Bar in Lexington, Ky. Doors at 9pm with music following after. $5 cover. See details: HERE.
  • 9pm: Funniest Comic East of the Mississippi Season 3 at The Twisted Cork: Season 3 of the Funniest Comic East of the Mississippi Contest! This year we are once again hosted by The Twisted Cork in Lexington! Each month up to 20 comics will battle it out for Prizes and 3 spots in the finals! After 4 months, 12 comics will resume there combat until one winner is declared. That winner will receive $500 and an all expanses paid trip to America’s Got Talent open call, for a head of the line advantage.
  • 9pm: Pakg / 1200 / The Jesse Lees at Cosmic Charlie’s: Live music! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9pm: Cracker at Manchester Music Hall: Live music! Tickets available: HERE.

 

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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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