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
Trailer
– and more!
For more information click here.

Frank Foster | Manchester Music Hall February 7

Frank Foster Music
Support: Tyler Halsey
February 7, 2020 7:00 PM
Tickets $20 Advance: $25 Day of show
VIP BALCONY: $60.00
18+ Concert
Tickets: https://www.etix.com/ticket/servlet/s/38184041

Sow Like a Pro | Wilson Nurseries – Frankfort February 8

Get a jump start on your early spring garden by cultivating your own flowers, herbs, and veggies from seed. We’ll show you the basics… planning, selecting seed, germination, growing healthy seedlings, transplanting, and timing techniques. Learn how to get those ‘babies’ started for the garden of your dreams.

$10 Fee includes expert instruction, seed tray, starter soil, seed pack of your choice and a 10% materials discount for workshop participants.

Love your Downtown | Georgetown February 8 – 22

Love locally with Georgetown’s Love Your Downtown Passport event! From Feb. 8-22, locals and visitors can pick up a FREE shopping, dining and services passport at participating businesses in Downtown Georgetown. 🛍

Complete the passport by visiting LYD businesses and be entered to win awesome prizes! LYD takes place during normally scheduled business hours. No purchase necessary. Winners will be contacted the last week in February. 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.

Valentine’s Cookie Decorating | Harkness Edwards Vineyards February 9

Join us while we learn royal icing techniques for Valentine’s Day cookies that will surely impress!
In this class, you will learn royal icing decorating techniques including the basics, flooding, wet-on-wet roses, and brush embroidery.
All class materials will be provided. Suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience in cookie decorating. Cookies will be made before you arrive. We’ll decorate together and demonstrate each step of the way.

Sip on wine and decorate a half dozen cookies to enjoy! One glass of wine is included with ticket. Click here for more information.

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)

Bubbles and Bites of the World | Wine + Market February 12 6pm

Love is in the air! Treat your sweet to their annual sparkling wine pairing class! You’ll sample several bubbly styles – all from different global wine regions, and each will be paired with delicious small plates. This popular class sells out quickly, so don’t delay if you’d like to RSVP! Call 225.0755 to pre-pay, $50/person*

Galentine’s Day Pop Up |Pivot Brewing February 13 6-9pm

Ladies supporting ladies: shopping, mingling and connecting! Join us for a night promoting and celebrating all things women in Lexington! $10 tickets ($15 day of event). For more information, click here.

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.

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

A special romantic event for Valentine’s Day! Leave cold February behind and travel to mythical Athens. Its midsummer in an enchanted forest where star-crossed lovers enter the realm of fairies, elves and wood sprites, and suffer a few of their pranks. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of the most beloved of the 19th-century ballets and its sure to capture your heart! For more information click here.

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

Valentine’s Day Farm to Table Dinner | Spark Community Cafe February 15

6:00pm-9:00pm. Beat the crowd and schedule your Valentines Day Dinner for February 15th for their second Farm-to-Table dinner series!

Come by to taste the difference in local ingredients, grab a drink at the bar, and hear more about how Fertile Pastures Farm uses livestock to mimic the mob and roaming behaviors of the native american buffalo which were once common in Kentucky! There will be two seatings for this event:
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM / 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM. For more information, click here.

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

Sangria Sunday | Wildside Winery February 16, 23

Every Sunday in February is Sangria Sunday! Inspired by travels in Spain, our new Sangria will tantalize your tastebuds! Come enjoy a glass or two! With $10 pitchers of beer for our wine club members – we have something for everyone! For more information, click here.

February 16th | 1p to 5p. Sangria Sunday with live music from Blake Jones.

February 23rd | 1p to 5p. Sangria Sunday with live music from Brian Lyons.

Pub Theology | Spark Community Cafe February 20 6pm

People have been gathering in pubs and public spaces for ages, talking about life, philosophy, faith, and deep questions of meaning. Increasingly, people all over are rediscovering the pub as a safe, open space where they can explore and express their own doubts and questions, learn from others, and engage people of varying religious traditions. In our increasingly fractured society, these spaces are not only welcome, but needed.

Join us at Spark Community Café to discuss with your friends and community, and pay-it-forward along the way! Each table will have a prompt of questions and ideals to discuss while enjoying a bistro style menu and drinks from the bar! Reservations are encouraged, but not required, and can be placed by calling (859) 251-4107.

Bourbon 101 & Bourbon Pairing |Spark Community Cafe February 21

Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm • $45, includes guided tasting and pairing dinner. Cash bar available. For more information or to get tickets, click here.

We live in the heart of Bourbon country, but how many of us really understand Kentucky’s signature spirit? Join Tim Knittel, Executive Bourbon Steward and Adjunct Professor of Bourbon Studies, for a guided tasting and education session on what Bourbon is, how it’s made and why 95% of the world’s Bourbon is made in Kentucky. You’ll also learn how to nose and taste like a professional and explore the nuances of Bourbon flavors with a special pairing dinner menu crafted by Chef Isaiah.

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)

Mardi Gras Painting at The Still | Danville February 25

It’s Mardi Gras, so let the good times roll at this guided painting event at The Still at AMBRAbev. We’ve created an all-new painting for the occasion that captures the fun and flavor of New Orleans celebrations.

This isn’t your typical painting class. Starry Night Studio is a social painting experience perfect for every skill level, from complete beginner to seasoned artist. A qualified instructor will guide you, step-by-step, from blank canvas to finished masterpiece. For more information, click here.

Fat Tuesday Dinner | Spark Community Cafe February 25

elebrate Fat Tuesday with us at Spark Community Café! Dinner will be served from 6-9 PM and our menu will be available soon! For more information, click here.

Kentucky Aviation & Aerospace Day | Frankfort – State Capital February 27 9 – 2:30pm

Now beginning the fourth Aviation/Aerospace Day in the Capitol the unplanned benefit to this exciting day is all of the networking and collaboration between exhibitors who did not know each other before.  Governor Bevin decreed on Feb 28, 2019 by executive order that the last Thursday of February would be Aviation/Aerospace Day in the Capitol. For more information, click here.

Women in Hats | Richmond Active Living Center | February 28

Join us for a celebratory, exciting, and joyful evening at the Richmond Active Living Center. Ladies and gentleman are encouraged to rock your crown! There will be a hat and head wrap contest, hairstyle contest ($5 entry fee), and silent auction. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Dress to impress! This event is sponsored by City of Richmond, Richmond Active Living Center, Kentucky River Foothills Development Council Inc. and Anthem Medicaid. For more information, contact Sandra Anez Powell, Anthem Medicaid Community Relations at Sandra.Powell2@anthem.com or phone 502-206-4017

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