February 2020 Lexington Area Events

Weekly Events

Yoga | Country Boy Brewing Georgetown Tap Room | February 4, 11, 18, 25

Get your zen on at the Georgetown taproom! Weekly yoga is FREE every Tuesday starting at 6:30.

Trivia | Country Boy Brewing Georgetown Tap Room | February 3, 10, 17, 24

Gather your smartest friends to test your knowledge at weekly trivia at the Georgetown taproom! Every Monday at 7.

Keep an eye out for themed trivia on select Mondays!

Special Events

I Was Here Family Celebration | Lexington Public Library | February 1

Join the Lexington Public Library for a celebration of the I Was Here photography exhibit, including poetry and a collaborative art activity to explore who we can be. For more information, visit https://www.i-was-here.org/

First Sunday Guided Nature Tour: Winter Ramble | Josephine Sculpture Park | February 2

1-2 pm. $5 per person suggested donation. All ages welcome; children accompanied by adults.

During this approximately 1-hour guided walking tour (see accessibility note below), land steward and JSP board member, Joyce Bender, will guide you through a “Winter Ramble,” a walk through the park exploring how the plants and animals at JSP make it through the winter. You may also learn about JSP’s conservation practices, and examine how select sculptures connect us with our environment.

Born to Rein | Keeneland Library Series | February 4, 6:30 pm

“Born to Rein is a wonderfully crafted film that takes you to the heart of the stories behind legendary Nebraska horsemen Marion and Jack Van Berg and John Nerud. The depth of the historical research leaves no stone unturned and the filmmakers’ passion for the subject is evident through this realized vision of what it takes to rise from humble beginnings in America’s heartland to the pinnacle of Thoroughbred racing. Born to Rein is essential viewing for any fan of horse racing and anyone who just loves a terrific story.”

This is a free ticketed event with limited seating. Registered guests check in at the front doors. Doors open at 6:00 pm. For tickets, click here.

Following the documentary screening, enjoy a reception and DVD signing with the filmmakers. A limited number of copies will be available for purchase at the event.

Kentucky Wildcats Men’s Basketball vs. Mississippi State University | Rupp Arena | February 4, 9pm

Culinary Immersion | Keeneland | February 5, 12, 19 at 6 pm

On behalf of the Keeneland culinary team, it’s my pleasure to invite you to Culinary Immersion: A Keeneland Crafted Event. Join me and our experienced team for a unique cooking class to help you hone your skills for your next dinner party. From building a charcuterie board and plating beautiful salads to curing meats and making gnocchi from scratch, this class will teach you a variety of skills you can use in your own kitchen.

During the class, you’ll also be able to enjoy culinary cocktails and handpicked wine selections, get a behind the scenes look at how we feed Keeneland’s guests on race day, and, of course, share dinner with myself and the culinary team.

I’m excited about this opportunity to share the joy that comes with making and eating great food, and I hope you’ll join us. -Chef Marc Therrien, Keeneland Executive Chef

Ticket Details:
6:00 p.m. Cocktails
6:15 p.m. Culinary Experience
7:30 p.m. Dinner
Ticket includes cocktails, wine, culinary experience, and a buffet dinner.
To purchase your ticket click here.

Lunchtime Lecture | American Saddlebred Museum | February 6

Dr. Stephen McBride from Camp Nelson National Monument will give a talk titled “Horses and Mules for the Union: Camp Nelson and Civil War Transportation.”

This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information click here.

8 Year Anniversary: Lexington | Country Boy Brewing | February 7 – 9

Who is ready to celebrate 8 years of Country Boy Brewing!?

The party starts in Lexington Feb. 7-9 with special releases and events all weekend long!

– 8th Anniversary Glass and T-shirt
– 8th Anniversary Special Bottle and Draft Releases
– Old School Barrel Aged Beers
– UK Game with Swag and Tour Giveaways
– Old School Rolling Video Game Trailer
– Grand Opening of Country Boy Brewing’s new food piece, The
– and more!
For more information click here.

Bulls, Bands and Barrels | Alltech Arena | February 8, 7 – 11pm

We are bringing the rankest bulls, fastest barrel racers, and loudest bands to cities all across the Southeast! At each event, we bring in fresh and upcoming country artists, bright lights, rank bulls, and fast horses to make sure that we keep our audiences on the edge of their seats the entire time. This isn’t your traditional mom and pop rodeo. This is A PARTY. Will we see you at the next Bulls, Bands, and Barrels??? For more information, click here.

Chocolate Stroll | Midway | February 8, 10 am – 5 pm

Stroll down Midway’s Historic Main & Gratz Streets where each business will have a Chocolate Treat for you to enjoy as well as fantastic Valentine’s Day Week Specials at all stores & restaurants!

Pick up your FREE Chocolate Stroll ticket at any of our Shops or Restaurants, and at Equus Run Vineyards. Have your ticket stamped inside at ten (10) business locations, enjoying Chocolate at each stop. For more information, click here.

That’s My Jam | Living Arts & Science Center | February 11

Taught by Executive Chef Marc Therrien from Keeneland

Learn to make the iconic bacon jam served in the Clubhouse at Keeneland. We will taste test and take some home to enjoy later. It’s bacon. It’s jam. What’s more to love?

February 11 | 6:00 – 8:30 PM | Ages 18+ | $35 (Members $30)

Ax your Ex | BattleAxes | Lexington, Georgetown | February 14th

Woodford Reserve Feast of St. Valentine | February 14

Friday, February 14, 20206:30 – 9:30 pm$110/personWe are all about sharing the love at Woodford Reserve – the love of food and the love of bourbon!  Bring your special someone and celebrate both with us this Valentine’s Day.  The evening will feature distillery tours, a beautiful plated meal with paired cocktails and live music.  Guests must be 21 years of age or older. For more information or to book your reservation, click here.

Watch for further information or visit BattleAxes on Facebook.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Lexington Ballet at Lexington Opera House | February 14 – 15

8 Year Anniversary: Georgetown | Country Boy Brewing | February 14 – 16

Who is ready to celebrate 8 years of Country Boy Brewing!?

– 8th Anniversary glass and t-shirt
– 8th Anniversary special release bottles and draft releases
– Special Bourbon releases
– UK game with swag/tour giveaways!
– Specialty menu items from The Kitchen
– Live music
– The Gravy Challenge

More details coming soon! For more information, click here.

Kentucky Wildcats Men’s Basketball vs. Ole Miss Rebels | Rupp Arena | February 15, 2 pm

The 2020 Gravy Challenge | Country Boy Brewing Georgetown | February 16, 1 – 4 pm

The cookoff will be held on Sunday, Feb. 16 from 1-4pm at the Georgetown Taproom (Check-in time is between 11am-12:45pm for competitors). The Gravy Challenge is FREE for all guests, however, we will be accepting cash donations for Mission 108. You will be able to try all of the gravy recipes and vote for your favorite! For more information, click here.

Dog Tracking – Lexington Kennel Club | Alltech Arena | February 16

For more information, click here.

Daddy Daughter Ball @ The Kentucky Castle | February 16

Invite your young princess to The Kentucky Castle for an enchanting evening you’ll both always remember! Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and fun music, twirl her around in the Grand Ballroom, take memorable photos on the Grand Staircase, and meet Alice in Wonderland! Each girl will also receive a tiara.

Questions? mary@thekentuckycastle.com Additional Options: Dinner reservations are available at our Castle Farm Restaurant by visiting https://www.thekentuckycastle.com/eat-drink or calling (859) 256-0322

Kentucky Wildcats Men’s Basketball vs. University of Florida Gators | Rupp Arena | February 22, 6pm

Handmade Tagliatelle Alla Bolognese |Living Arts & Science Center | February 25

Taught by Chef Mark Richardson from Dudley’s. Make fresh pasta dough, roll it out, and hand-cut. Pair your fresh pasta with a traditional scratch-made Bolognese sauce. February 25 | 6:00 – 8:30 PM | Ages 18+ | $35 (Members $30)

Quantum Leap-Day Sur5al hosted by ROCK | Lexington | February 29

When the calendar gives you an extra day, what do you do with it? Play derby of course! Roller Derby of Central Kentucky is hosting their Inaugural Open-Gender Sur5al Tournament February 29th.

What is a Sur5al? Teams of 5 will go head to head until one team wins it all! Each game will last for 20 minutes. No time outs, no halftime, no extra body on the bench to relief jam. It’s a true test of your stamina, endurance, and strength! All teams are guaranteed a minimum of 2 (abbreviated) games. Entry fee includes your team’s T-shirts, colors will vary.

Kentucky Wildcats Men’s Basketball vs. Auburn University Tigers | Rupp Arena | February 29, 3:45 pm