Interactive city-wide science festival starts next week

A photo of cocktails and a science beaker.

Cocktails + science experiments = a guaranteed good time. | Photo provided by Dr. Michelle Pitts

Next week kicks off Lexington’s annual city-wide science festival known as Everything is Science + this year’s theme — The Elements of Life — is giving us major Captain Planet vibes.

The event is sponsored by UK’s College of Pharmacy, and will bring to the community five nights of fun + interactive science-based events. “There really should be something for everyone this week — from plants, to water on other planets, to epic poetry, volcanoes, and the famous Thoroughbreds retired at Old Friends Farm,” said Dr. Michelle Pitts — chair of this year’s organizing committee.

Pro tip: All events take place from 6-9 p.m., + are free and open to everyone.

Mon., Feb. 21 | West Sixth Brewing, 501 W. Sixth St.
🌎 Earth | Experts share experiences and knowledge on grass cultivation, the diet + gut health relationship, soilborne plant pathogens, and earthbending.

Tues., Feb. 22 | Rock House Brewing, 119 Luigart Ct.
💧 Water | A discussion + presentation from both UK + EKU professors — guests will learn about our role in sustainable water infrastructure, wastewater management + the possibility of water beyond our planet.

Wed., Feb. 23 | Ethereal Brewing at Cornerstone, 401 S. Limestone
❤️ Heart | Open your heart to learning about love, compassion, papyrology and emotions + blue-footed boobies.

Thurs., Feb. 24 | Old North Bar at Greyline Station, 101 W. Loudon Ave.
🔥 Fire | First things first, there will be fire-throwing performances at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Attendees will also learn how fire works, underwater fire, and what to do in a burn emergency.

Fri., Feb. 25 | Pivot Brewing, 1400 Delaware Ave.
🌬️ Wind | Get blown away with presentations about the equine respiratory system, stories of famous racehorses, how drones are used for measuring wind, and music.

If you’re taking part, use the hashtags #EverythingScienceLex + #LEXtoday so we can share in the fun.

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