Whether you’re looking for a boozy or caffeinated treat, there’s a green drink for you. | Photo courtesy of Lussi Brown Coffee Bar
It’s the day before St. Patrick’s Day and you open your closet only to realize...there’s no green to be found. But don’t fret, we’re here to keep you from getting pinched.
With these 12 Instagram-worthy drinks, you’re bound to leave your followers green with envy. Leave the traditional green beer at the door (we still love you, old friend) and try your luck sipping on something a little different.
Shamrockaritas & Candle Making | Thursday, Mar. 16 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Old North Bar in Greyline Station, 101 W. Loudon Ave., Lexington | $65 | Hand-pour your own 12oz St. Patrick’s themed candle and choose scents including maple whiskey and cactus sea salt.
Friday, March 17
Willi Carlisle | Friday, Mar. 17 | 8 p.m. | The Burl, 375 Thompson Rd., Lexington | $15 | Enjoy the sounds of the Arkansas “punk-to-folk pipeline” poet and songwriter.
St. Patrick’s Day Ceili | Friday, Mar. 17 | 8-11 p.m. | Rock House Brewing, 119 Luigart Ave., Lexington | $0-$23.18 | Join the McTeggart Irish Dancers and musicians of the Kentucky Irish Music Academy to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Saturday, March 18
17th Annual Shamrock Shuffle 3K | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 8 a.m. | Fasig-Tipton, 2400 Newtown Pike, Lexington | $20-$30 | Join the in-person race or complete a virtual race from anywhere to benefit Lexington Habitat for Humanity.
Shake Your Shamrocks! | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 6-10 p.m. | The Illusion Photo Studio & Virtual Reality Experience, 161 Lexington Green Cir., Ste. 115, Lexington | $15 | Take a selfie or test your virtual reality skills at this St. Patrick’s Day pre-game party featuring a complimentary drink and live music from DJ Forerunner.
Sunday, March 19
Kentucky Vintage Festival | Sunday, Mar. 19 | 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Central Bank Center, 430 W. Vine St., Lexington | $5-$15 | Explore vendors selling vintage clothing, home goods, records, and more.
Puppy Yoga | Sunday, Mar. 19 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Yappy Place, 316 S. Ashland Ave., Lexington | Find your flow + stave off the Sunday scaries with puppy kisses and downward dogs.
Tuesday, March 21
Smart Growth Ambassadors | Tuesday, Mar. 21 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Crank & Boom Craft Ice Cream, 1210 Manchester St., Lexington | Free | This educational class is designed to help community members learn how to be ambassadors for responsible land use in Lexington-Fayette County.*
We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
Jack Brown’s Beer + Burger Joint will officially open at 155 N. Limestone (the former Oscar Diggs spot) on Monday, March 20. The menu is full of burgers made with 100% American Wagyu beef. Three things diners won’t see — lettuce, tomato, and ranch. Hey, we don’t make the rules, we’re just the messenger.(Lexington Herald-Leader)
If you’re still struggling with cleanup from recent storms, the city is offering opportunities for some residents to receive volunteer help. Those who are elderly, disabled, or at high risk for health problems can call 859-425-2255 to see if they are eligible + register for assistance. (LEX18)
$8.5 million. That’s how much industrial supplier Lexair — a product manufacturer for the U.S. Navy — will invest to expand its Lexington operations. The money will help add 35,000 sqft to its facility, create 14 new jobs, and could give the company up to $300K in tax incentives. Lexair is known for manufacturing products for the U.S. Navy. (City of Lexington)
Not to toot our own horn, but Lexington is home to the best locally-owned restaurant in Kentucky, according to Southern Living. Ramsey’s Diner, which has four locations across town, is known for its cozy atmosphere, rotating Missy’s Pie of the Month, and, of course, hot browns. (Southern Living)
Are you ready to rock out? Rupp Arena will host rock bands Breaking Benjamin, Bush, and Another Day Dawns for a concert at Rupp Arena on Saturday, May 20. Make sure to buy tickets on sale now for a head-banging good time.
Tahlsound Concert Series has unveiled the lineup and dates for its seventh season. Southland will host the monthly outdoor concerts between April and September where the community can enjoy live music from bands like Mama Said String Band, food trucks + more.
Looking for a new laptop that checks all the boxes without breaking the bank? Enter: the Acer Chromebook 311. This lightweight laptop is decked out with all the essential Google apps — like Google Chrome and Google Calendar — it’s quiet, and it has up to 10 hours of battery life.*
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Terry Hicks, with the Lexington Ravens Football Organization, speaks during a ONE Lexington violence prevention grants announcement March 14, 2023. | Photo by Amy Wallot
ONE Lexington, an initiative created by city government that’s focused on preventing violence throughout the community, has awarded 15 nonprofits with a $100,000 grant that the organizations will split.
Established in 2017, ONE Lexington brings together local nonprofits, leaders, schools, and the government to take “a public health approach to violence prevention,” the government website reads.
The nonprofits will be able to use the grant money to expand opportunities for Lexington’s youth and young adults, ensuring they can access necessary resources to better their future. Let’s meet the organizations:
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