Things to Do in Lexington, Kentucky: The Week of November 22-28, 2019

November 22, 2019
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We’ve made it through another week… so you know what that means? It’s time for a list of “Things to do in Lexington, Kentucky.” 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 November 22-28, 2019

Friday, November 22, 2019

  • 11am: Sweet Fudgin’ Milk Stout Release – ALL DAY: A favorite returns to the taps this Friday, November 22nd! Their milk stout features a rich body complimented by just the right amount of chocolatey sweetness.
  • 4pm: $5 Happy Hour: Sazerac Rye at OBC Kitchen: Try Sazerac Rye for just $5!
  • 5:30pm to 8pm: Maker’s Mark: A Taste of Heritage at Liquor Barn – Beaumont: This unique, one-hour event with Bill Samuels Jr. and Rob Samuels is your opportunity to hear, see and savor the true heritage of the Maker’s Mark brand. Guests will not only hear about the brand’s origins. You’ll also get to see rare memorabilia from Star Hill Farm, including the very first bottle of Maker’s Mark ever produced. Taste through four all-new exclusive Maker’s Mark Private Select® offerings. Each of these rare bourbons, crafted with help from bourbon societies across Kentucky, highlights a distinctive flavor profile achieved through the Private Select stave selection process. And you can be among the first to try the delicious results, plus pick up a bottle to take home. Chefs from the LEE Initiative will be providing a small bite. Portions of the ticket price for these events goes directly to the LEE Initiative and their worthwhile efforts. Tickets are $25. See times: HERE.
  • 6pm: Soaked Oak Band at Lynagh’s Irish Pub: Live music!
  • 6pm: Kendra Scott fundraiser at Kendra Scott: Put a little sparkle in your holiday shopping! Come out on Friday, November 22nd from 6pm-8pm in person at Kendra Scott in the Summit or by phone! Please be sure to mention you are shopping to support us and Kendra Scott will donate a percentage of your purchase to support the Inclusive Dance Outreach Program!
  • 7pm: Leftover Crack with Days N’ Daze, Cop/Out at Cosmic Charlie’s: Live music!
  • 7pm: C2 & The Brothers Reed with Swim In The Wild, Bedford Band at The Burl: Live music!
  • 7:15pm: Donnie Baker at Comedy Off Broadway: You hear Donnie every morning on the nationally syndicated radio program “The Bob & Tom Show”. Now, you can see him live! He’ll tell you stories about all the characters in his life that you have come to love, like his boss Randy, his best friend Scotty Winkler, his ex-girlfriend Angel Skinner, and of course his mom Phyllis. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9:45pm: Donnie Baker at Comedy Off Broadway: You hear Donnie every morning on the nationally syndicated radio program “The Bob & Tom Show”. Now, you can see him live! He’ll tell you stories about all the characters in his life that you have come to love, like his boss Randy, his best friend Scotty Winkler, his ex-girlfriend Angel Skinner, and of course his mom Phyllis. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9pm: Jonah Ray (of MST3K) with Big Howell + Possum at Best Friend Bar: Live music!
  • 10pm: The Life and Times with Brandon Butler, Wiirmz, & Skunch at The Green Lantern Bar: Live music!

 

Saturday, November 23, 2019

  • 9am: Sweat Series at Origin Hotel: Join Coach Mike Gardner for an hour of HIIT in our Taylor Made Farm Ballroom! Maintain balance and start your Saturday off right. You’ll be working out to live beats by DJ Forerunner and participants will receive a $5 gift card to our 33 Staves restaurant. Enjoy a Bloody Mary or mimosa after class and get to know their hotel. Cost: $10.
  • 10am: Kentucky Christmas Fest at Clarion Hotel North: Not your average Christmas expo! Come out for a celebration of all things Christmas with celebrity guests from your favorite Christmas movies, vendors, workshops and, of course, Santa! See the events: HERE.
  • 10am: Yoga with Brooke Williams at Wise Bird Cider: Come out for donation-based yoga at Wise Bird Cider with Brooke Williams for Yoga at 10am. Follow your flow by sipping cider, sangria, + slushies + Great Bagel.
  • 10am: Kentucky Proud Food Show at Liquor Barn – Beaumont and Liquor Barn – Hamburg: Be Kentucky Proud and #shoplocal during our Kentucky Proud Food Show! Tastings will be available from Harkness Edwards Vineyards, Rivulet Liqueur, and others – Ruth Hunt Candies, Flatboat Bourbon Cheese, Kentucky Mountain Coffee, and Allman’s Beer Cheese, LLC! Enter to win special prizes that would make the perfect gift!
  • 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.
  • 11am: Thanksgiving Sampling Saturdays at Good Foods: Come out for three Saturdays in November leading up to Thanksgiving for different recipes and inspirations! November 9th will feature some of their favorite local vendors sampling their twists on holiday recipes. Prepare to come in and try something new while you get some great ideas for entertaining.
  • 1pm: Santa’s Workshop | See Santa at The Summit at Fritz Farm: In partnership with Holiday Road Portraits, Santa will be opening his workshop on November 16th (in between lululemon and Texas de Brazil) every weekend beginning November 16th through December 23rd! Please follow the ticket link below if you’d like to reserve at time to meet Santa and purchase photo packages Selfie walk-ins and professional photos walk-ins will be welcomed, but reservations are highly recommended. Happy Holidays, y’all! See more details: HERE.
  • 1pm: 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.
  • 2pm: Friends Giving Wine Tasting and Workshop at Board and Brush Lexington: Wine Tasting and Workshop!! This Friends Giving Event takes place during their Friends Giving!! Grateful Saturday workshop, on November 23 at 2pm. Register: HERE.
  • 6pm: 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.
  • 6pm: Alicia Ferrere at The Twisted Cork: Come out for good tunes and good vibes. A mix of soul, pop, folk/Americana and much more!
  • 6:15pm: Southern Lights Stroll 5K at Kentucky Horse Park: Lace up, head out and help them turn on the lights! The Kentucky Horse Park Foundation invites you to help us set the Holiday Season in motion as you join us for the 2019 Southern Lights Stroll on Saturday, November 23rd! The 5K competitive chipped race will start at 6:15pm, and the stroll (untimed walk) starting at 7:00. Imagine seeing the holiday lights on foot, set in the magnificent surroundings of the Kentucky Horse Park. This year, they have teamed up with 3 Way Racing to provide chip timing for our competitive 5K race, complete with awards. Additional activities include complimentary Mini Train Rides! Pre-registrations are encouraged! A food drive for God’s Pantry and local animal shelters will be held in conjunction with this event. All participants are asked to bring non-perishable items to help the needy families and individuals of Central Kentucky and local animal shelters. See more details: HERE and sign up: HERE.
  • 7:15pm: Donnie Baker at Comedy Off Broadway: You hear Donnie every morning on the nationally syndicated radio program “The Bob & Tom Show”. Now, you can see him live! He’ll tell you stories about all the characters in his life that you have come to love, like his boss Randy, his best friend Scotty Winkler, his ex-girlfriend Angel Skinner, and of course his mom Phyllis. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 9pm: Matt Woods at The Break Room at Pepper: Live music!
  • 9:45pm: Donnie Baker at Comedy Off Broadway: You hear Donnie every morning on the nationally syndicated radio program “The Bob & Tom Show”. Now, you can see him live! He’ll tell you stories about all the characters in his life that you have come to love, like his boss Randy, his best friend Scotty Winkler, his ex-girlfriend Angel Skinner, and of course his mom Phyllis. Tickets available: HERE.

 

Sunday, November 24, 2019

  • 12pm: Thanksgiving Pint Jar Special at NoBaked Cookie Dough: Thanksgiving is here & they are giving thanks by offering all flavors of Pint Jars for only $10! Their pint jars are one full pound of cookie dough and are the perfect way to treat your friends and family this Thanksgiving. Discount is valid Sunday November 24 from open to close!
  • 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!
  • 1pm: Santa’s Workshop | See Santa at The Summit at Fritz Farm: In partnership with Holiday Road Portraits, Santa will be opening his workshop on November 16th (in between lululemon and Texas de Brazil) every weekend beginning November 16th through December 23rd! Please follow the ticket link below if you’d like to reserve at time to meet Santa and purchase photo packages Selfie walk-ins and professional photos walk-ins will be welcomed, but reservations are highly recommended. Happy Holidays, y’all! See more details: HERE.
  • 5:30pm: Open Mic at The Twisted Cork: Come out weekly from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at The Twisted Cork to hear live music. Bring your instrument, bring a friend, sign up and perform!
  • 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: Kentucky Single Release Celebration with Aaron Boyd & Jen Tackett at Al’s Bar: Come out and celebrate the new single from Logan Carver, “Kentucky”. Written during a three month stint in Guatemala, “Kentucky” is a celebration of the culture, people and experience of the greatest commonwealth in the nation. Jen Tackett starts the night off at 7 followed by Aaron Boyd. Logan Carver ends the night with a full band set.
  • 7pm: Dallas Moore with Laid Back Country Picker & more at The Burl: Live music!
  • 7:15pm: Donnie Baker at Comedy Off Broadway: You hear Donnie every morning on the nationally syndicated radio program “The Bob & Tom Show”. Now, you can see him live! He’ll tell you stories about all the characters in his life that you have come to love, like his boss Randy, his best friend Scotty Winkler, his ex-girlfriend Angel Skinner, and of course his mom Phyllis. Tickets available: HERE.
  • 8:30pm: Futurama Trivia at Soundbar: Come out for five rounds of trivia!

 

Monday, November 25, 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.
  • 11am: Hops and Heat at Mirror Twin Brewing Company: Assistant Brewer Mike Brown is turning up the heat again and bringing back our Pepper Beer Take Over. See what’s on tap: HERE.
  • 11am:  The Foster Care Council Dine Out for Charity at Sedona Taphouse: Come out and support our November charity, The Foster Care Council, during Dine Out for Charity every Monday! During lunch or dinner you get our 8 oz. Black Angus Flat Iron Steak for $8 or 7oz Grilled Salmon for only $9 (normally $17.9) and we donate $1 to this organization. The Foster Care Council provides funding for individualized tutoring, clothing, summer camps, and enrichment activities to Kentucky’s foster children that have been removed from their homes due to neglect, abuse or abandonment.
  • 3pm: $5 Burger Monday and Live Trivia at World of Beer: Every Monday join us for $5 BURGERS with a side, starting at 3pm till close. Dine in only. Live trivia starts at 7pm with cash prizes. Always free to play. Ask your server or bartender for details!
  • 6pm: Pet Photos with Santa at Fayette Mall: Bring your furry family members for photos and treats with Santa! Occurs from 6pm to 9pm at Santa’s Workshop, located in the Dillard’s Court. Please enter through the mall entrance next to Talbots. Pets must be on a leash or in a carrier, and pet owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. Pets will not be allowed in any area of the mall other than the designated Santa photo area in the Dillard’s Court. We appreciate your understanding. More details: HERE.
  • 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 – each performance delivering one of the most memorable experiences you will ever have! Relive some great times, support local music, hear Greg Austin’s new songs in a celebration of fun, music and friendship.
  • 6pm: Charity Chili Cook-Off at J. Render’s Southern Table & Bar: Think you have what it takes to win J. Render’s 2nd Annual Charity Chili Cook Off? Well, mark your calendar and come out for a fun night all for a great cause. Nov 25, $5 to sample, free to compete. Proceeds benefit Feed Backpack Program.
  • 6:15pm: Free Yoga Basics in Back at Meadowthorpe: They will continue the free yoga basics classes in the Fall. Bring your own mat or they have plenty of extra thanks to Lexington, KY Parks & Recreation. More details: HERE.
  • 6:30pm: Pivot Community Yoga at Pivot Brewing: Begin each week with intentional peace with their 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.
  • 7:15pm: Industry Comedy Showcase at Comedy Off Broadway: This is an industry comedy showcase for comics of all over to be involved in. 30 Comics, 1 night, 3 Mins each to perform for casting producers, bookers and club owners. Tickets available: HERE.

 

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

  • 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.
  • 2pm: Brewgrass Blood Drive at West Sixth Brewing: The Brewgrass Blood Drive with the American Red Cross will be set up at West Sixth on Tuesday November 26th from 2-7pm! Sign up HERE – if you choose to donate, we’ll give you a complimentary glass! Be a patient’s lifeline this holiday season. All presenting donors will also receive a Visit Lex koozie and a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card via email, courtesy of Suburban Propane. Make your appointment today: HERE.
  • 5pm: Smash Tournament at The Burl Arcade: Smash Tournament at The Burl Arcade presented in partnership with Cosmic Arcade. Tuesday dates listed. No registration fee. $5 Tournament Entry. Bring your own controller. Extra gameplay setups welcome.
  • 6pm: Kids Night at Spotz Gelato: Bring in the kiddos! Every Tuesday, Spotz is offering $2 off any item for their youngest customers with the purchase of any $6 item! Tuesday is Kids Night at all Spotz locations.
  • 7pm: Rick and Morty Trivia C-137 at Mirror Twin Brewing: Gather your team and play some trivia!
  • 7pm: It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas is Back! at Painting With a Twist: “It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas” has been a studio favorite for the last 2 years, and it is BACK on a 16X20 canvas! Tickets available: HERE.
  • 7pm: Trivia Tuesdays at Ethereal Brewing (games): Come out for the chance to earn yourself some cash!

 

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

  • 4pm: Milkshakes & Sundaes Happy Hour at NoBaked Cookie Dough: Come to their shop Wednesdays between 4pm to 7pm for discounted milkshakes and sundaes! Milkshakes for only $5 (regularly $7) and Sundaes for only $7 (regularly $10) – every Wednesday at the Palomar Center location!
  • 6pm: Pre-Thanksgiving Tap Takeover with Against the Grain at Mr. Brews Taphouse: So they’re having a pre-Thanksgiving tap takeover with our friends at Against the Grain to get you in the holiday spirit. More details: HERE.
  • 6pm: Brews-giving at Pies and Pints: Looking for something to do on the night before Thanksgiving? Come on down, drink some amazing beer from Ethereal Brewing, and eat some of the best pizza you will ever find before you cook your turkey on Thursday!!
  • 6pm: Make Magic Reindeer Food with Mrs. Claus at Fayette Mall: Make Magical Reindeer Food with Mrs. Claus, every Wednesday from 6pm – 9pm at Santa’s Workshop from November 13 – December 18! See more details: HERE.
  • 6pm: Pre-Thanksgiving Party at Whiskey Bear: Bring your favorite snacks and/or games, and enjoy time with family, friends and loved ones while sippin’ on your favorite whiskey, cocktail or beer. More details: HERE.
  • 6pm: Pre-Feather Get Together at Drake’s – Brannon Crossing: Celebrate the start of the Thanksgiving holiday at Drake’s with live music and drink specials all night. Featuring Live Music from James Setters at 6PM, $5 Turkey Sours and $5 Pumpkin Mules.
  • 7pm: Wednesday Trivia at Mirror Twin Brewing: Play trivia!
  • 7pm: Thanksgiving-Eve Party at Banners: Show is from 7-11PM with $5 Wild Turkey shots.
  • 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: The Night Before Thanksgiving Karaoke at Soundbar: Come and meet up with everybody at their annual “Night before Thanksgiving Karaoke” with DJ JayJax. NO COVER. 21+ only and always. $5 LITS in Mason Jars all night long. Apple pie shots!

 

Thursday, November 28, 2019

  • 11am: Thanksgiving at JW’s Steakhouse at Lexington Griffin Gate Marriott Resort and Spa: They will be hosting a plated meal. You can see the 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.
  • 12pm: Thanksgiving Dinner at Lockbox: Give thanks with friends and family this year over a Thanksgiving feast prepared by chef Cody Derosett and team. Indulge in pre-set platters for the table to start and then a family style salad course. For the main course choose for the table one meat, three sides, and one dessert. Four-course prix fixe menu available for adults for $50-$55/person; children 12 years or younger can enjoy a special menu at $25. Take home Thanksgiving leftovers for $15/person. See more details: HERE and menu: HERE.
  • 2pm: Thanksgiving at Chevy Chase Inn: Thanksgiving is the most festive day of year at Chevy Chase Inn!  Red Eye will open up at 2pm for all your football watching needs. Kristofer Lee Bentley will take the famed Chevy Chase Inn Stage at 9pm and go late into the night. They’ll be serving up $4.00 shots of Wild Turkey Bourbon and Wild Turkey American Honey.
  • 8pm: Thanksgiving at Soundbar: NO COVER – Drink specials all night long!

 

 

 

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