Thursday Feb 22 @ 12:00 PM
Steve Gardner, President/CEO, ECSI, LLC
The Rotary Club of Lexington – Weekly Meeting, Keynote Speaker: Steve Gardner, President/CEO, ECSI, LLC
    Thursday Feb 22 - Feb 24 @ 5:30 PM
Bistro Wine Nights
Holly Hill Inn – Chef Tyler McNabb is creating a special three-course pop-up menu for $25 during Bistro Wine Nights, Feb. 22-24, at Holly Hill Inn. Discounts on wine, by glass or bottle, will be available. Reservations beginning at 5:30 p.m. To reserve a seat, go to or call (859) 846-4732.
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 6:00 PM
Byron Smith: Cover Girls / Patrick Hackleman: Unsinking the Ship
Institute 193 – Join us for the opening reception of two exhibitions by Byron Smith and Patrick Hackleman! MAIN GALLERY BYRON SMITH: COVERGIRLS Diana Ross looks coolly over her shoulder, a breeze moving gently through her hair. Staring outward from a field of dense black, Isabella Rossellini, gazes affably at some beautiful something in the middle distance. Cher and Tina Turner turn their attention straight out, beaming, standing shoulder to shoulder. These images, taken from magazines, album covers, and tabloids, are reconsidered in highly stylized drawings by Byron Smith, with the end result, rendered in simple line and flat blocks of color, alternately charming, graceful, and comedic. Smith (b. 1963), originally from North Carolina, and now residing in Brooklyn, has worked with a number of subjects. Early drawings included objects from his surrounding environment, especially shoes and flowers, which quickly gave way to an interest in gorillas and robots, before moving to his current fixation on fashion forward women. Smith is highly selective in regards to the images he works from. Often, the women he chooses to depict are unabashedly happy, smiling and looking directly at the viewer. He also gravitates towards images of female kinship and friendly affection; Thelma and Louise, Edina and Patsy from the TV series Absolutely Fabulous, pairs of synchronized swimmers, and groups of women dressed in beach attire have all been depicted tenderly and with a deep display of platonic intimacy. The women are depicted elegantly. Fingernails and eyelashes are exaggerated. Lips are painted a vibrant red. Their silhouettes are drawn, erased, and redrawn with long, deliberate strokes. They are poised, graceful figures, instantly recognizable despite an economic use of line and shape. A thread of sincerity runs through all of Smith’s work, a kind impulse that seems to drive his work, aid in the choice of his subjects, and inform the way that he reinterprets their image. Smith’s works have been acquired by collectors and artists around the world. He has been included in multiple group exhibitions at LAND Gallery, where he has maintained a studio practice since 2008, New York City’s Outsider Art Fair, the Christian Berst Art Brut Gallery in New York City and the Museum of Modern Art’s Cullman Education Building. The Huffington Post and VICE Magazine have also reviewed his drawings. Recently, Smith was commissioned by fashion photographer Daniel Sannwald to produce drawings to be transferred into woven tapestries. Special thanks to Sophia Cosmadopolous of LAND Gallery. 193 BOOKSHOP: PATRICK HACKLEMAN: UNSINKING THE SHIP Running concurrently with BYRON SMITH: COVER GIRLS is an exhibition of work by Oregon based artist Patrick Hackleman. Hackleman’s practice is motivated by an impulse to undo harm and rewrite both fictional and real narratives to fit into one of his own creation, generally in pursuit of comfort, conflict avoidance, and happy endings. A large body of Hackleman’s work is centered on the redesigning of sunken battleships, in both two and three dimensional space. In his reworked vessels, safety features are added to ensure a more promising fate than the one’s that actually occurred. Similarly, in Hackleman has redrawn and rewritten narratives from the Sonic the Hedgehog comic book series, editing out discomfort, violence, and tragedy. The impulse to retrofit the environment that surrounds him toward positivity and peace is present throughout the artist’s work. Special thanks to Bruce Burris for his help in organizing this exhibition and to ArtWorks, a CEI project. Burris, who is a long time friend of the gallery as well as a former exhibitor, helped to cofound Latitude Arts and currently directs the art program at CEI, where Hackleman maintains a studio. Please direct all press inquiries to Paul Brown, at
    Thursday Feb 22 - Feb 23 @ 6:00 PM
Welcome Hi-Wire Brewing (Asheville, NC) to KY at BFB!
Best Friend Bar – BFB is happy to be the first in Lexington to welcome Hi-Wire Brewing with a full out tap takeover on Thursday, February 22! Enjoy some of the staple beers from the Asheville's Hi-Wire, along with a collaboration brew done with Louisville's Against The Grain Brewery! Learn more about Hi-Wire Brewing at BFB has a concert with a $5 cover starting at 9 pm, so come early to try the brews out or stay late to have like two or three times as much beer/fun *Happy hour specials do not apply on tap beer for this event
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 6:00 PM
Great Compline
St. Andrew Orthodox Church, Lexington Kentucky
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 6:30 PM
Customer Appreciation Party
Man O'War Harley-Davidson of Lexington – Here at Man O' War Harley Davidson, we treasure our customers and consider you family. We want to show our appreciation for everyone who has bought a H-D Motorcycle from us recently! All 2017 MSF graduates are welcome as well! So please join us on Thursday, February 22nd at 6:30 PM for our VIP Customer Appreciation Night! We will have a free dinner, refreshments, raffle, and more! Plus, one lucky person will win a $150 MOW Gift Card! Bring yourself and a guest - it will be a great night for all RSVP at today! Hope to see you there and welcome to the family!
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 7:00 PM
Lady Sings the Blues
The Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center – The Lyric Theatre is pleased to announce the extension of the Black Lens Film Series. The Winter series will feature a Diana Ross classic for its sixth film of the series, "Lady Sings the Blues" It will be featured on Thursday, February 22 starting at 7 p.m. This is a free and open to the public event! Reserve your tickets today. The Lyric thanks Toyota Manufacturing for their generous support in making this film series possible.
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 7:00 PM
Modern Win a Box of Masters 25
Legendary Games Lexington – Join us February, 22nd for our Modern win a box where the winner gets a Masters 25 Booster Box (available to pick up at release which is March 16). Entry is $10 There will be store credit / booster packs prizes based on number of players as well.
    Thursday Feb 22 - Feb 24 @ 7:15 PM
Chris Porter - February 22-24, 2018
Comedy Off Broadway – Best known for his third place finish on the season 4 of Last Comic Standing, Chris Porter has been a touring comic since he was 23. Since the beginning Chris’ raw energy and unique perspective has distinguished him as one of the elite comics in the industry. Born and raised in Kansas City, Chris brings a true stand-up experience to his live shows. There are no sound cues, no puppets, and no catch phrases. Just gut wrenching laughter drawn from his own experience and observations. Chris can also be seen on his own “Comedy Central Presents” special and “Live at Gotham”.
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 7:30 PM
The Earls of Leicester presented by Jerry Douglas
Lexington Opera House – Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Fri, 10 Nov 2017 at 10:00 AM Pre-Sale Offers : Wed, 8 Nov 2017 at 10:00 AM
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 8:00 PM
Lucero at Manchester Music Hall
Production Simple- Concerts & Events – $22 Adv / $25 DoS Support: Jake La Botz Doors @ 7 18+ Concert
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 8:00 PM
Our Town
Lafayette High School Theatre – Come see the classic play by Thorton Wilder brought to life by Lafayette High School Theatre! Thursday February 22 @ 8 Friday February 23 @ 8 Saturday February 24 @ 2 and 6
    Thursday Feb 22 - Mar 1 @ 8:30 PM
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    Thursday Feb 22 @ 9:00 PM
Much Obliged, Helicoid, World Weary at BFB!
Best Friend Bar
    Thursday Feb 22 - Feb 23 @ 9:00 PM
Aaron Kamm and the One Drops // Alcatraz Shakedown
Cosmic Charlie's – Aaron Kamm and the One Drops Genre: Reggae/Blues/Jam Hailing from St. Louis, MO, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops merge flavors of Roots Reggae, Mississippi River Blues, Improv-laced Jams, and Soulful Vocals. With a High energy performance and a unique sound this band is a must see. web: vid:
    Thursday Feb 22 @ 9:00 PM
Stand Up Comedy Show Hosted by William Johns
Soundbar Lexington – FREE Stand Up Comedy Show with Host William Johns He'll be joined by a showcase of Lexington's Best Comics! NO COVER - Drink Specials All Night Long!
    Friday Feb 23 @ 7:15 AM
Donuts with Dads
The Lexington School – Calling all TLS dads or special friends. Please join us for donuts and coffee just before drop-off. Please RSVP to by Wednesday, February 21.
    Friday Feb 23 @ 7:30 AM
Library Student Artwork Exhibit - Submission Deadline
Eastern Kentucky University Libraries - EKU – Calling all student artists! You are invited to submit your original artwork to the annual Student Art Exhibit, presented by EKU Libraries. Accepted pieces will be on display in the Main Library during the month of March and included in the People's Choice Awards competition on our Facebook page. The first-place winner of the People's Choice Award will have their art featured on a limited edition poster available to students in the fall. To submit your artwork for consideration, please read our Artwork Exhibit Policy, then submit a completed Application by Friday, February 23. Both documents are available at: Questions? Contact
    Friday Feb 23 @ 9:30 AM
Reverse Canvas Picture Frames
Continental Sewing & Repair Center – Join us in creating a Reverse Canvas Picture Frame using your Scan N Cut!! Class Materials: Scan N Cut with Mat and Power Cord Class Fee $25 SewVIP Members $55 Non Members MUST CALL 859.252.0309 AND PREPAY FOR CLASS BY 2/19/2018!
    Friday Feb 23 @ 6:00 PM
Lauren K. Weinberg Humanitarian Awards
Glean KY – Since 1950, the Lauren K. Weinberg Humanitarian Award has been given to individuals and organizations whose dedication and service to our community promote respect, understanding, and tolerance among all people. Humanitarian honorees envision a world where all human beings are of full and equal worth, live in safe, sustainable communities and are able to enjoy the full range of life’s benefits. Our event this year will celebrate this year's finalists and winners, and will be an opportunity for leaders in the field of community justice to come together to celebrate hard work and creativity in changing the world. This year's finalists include: Individual award: Jeremy Porter and Devine Carama Entrepreneur award: Chef Ouita Michel and Dan Wu Organization award: Community Inspired Solutions inc., Glean KY, Take Back Cheapside, Independence Place Tickets are $50 per person. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and 2 drinks are included. Cash bar available. (We want to welcome everyone who wants to join us. If you would like to join but the ticket price is too high, please get in touch. We have volunteer spots and some sponsored tickets available.) Lauren K. Weinberg served for thirteen years (1980 – 1993) as the Executive Director of the Bluegrass Region of the National Conference for Community and Justice, which became the Kentucky Conference for Community and Justice and eventually the Plantory. Lauren worked tirelessly to destroy the barriers that separate and divide us, such as race, religion, culture and ethnicity. She demonstrated in her personal and professional life a deep understanding and concern for others, looking beyond the surface of a person to see both the individual’s uniqueness and what they held in common with others. Lauren developed, implemented and administered highly effective and publicly acclaimed youth programs. The Humanitarian Awards and the ongoing work of our organization continue Lauren’s legacy of community inclusiveness and collaboration. For more information, please call 859-255-6999.