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Honoring Black History Month in Lexington
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The Lyric Theatre sits on the corner of East Third Street + Elm Tree Lane. | Photo courtesy of VisitLEX
Every February, the country marks the history, struggles, achievements, and contributions of generations of Black Americans. From attending film series to exhibits highlighting the achievements of African Americans, here are a few ways to honor Black History Month in Lexington. Bonus: all of these events are free.

Learn

Underground Railroad | Saturday, Feb. 17 + Monday, Feb. 19 | Times vary | Lexington Public Library, multiple branches | Learn more about the abolitionists that created the Underground Railroad thanks to recreations by the Cincinnati Museum Center.

“Knowledge of the Neighborhood” East End Matters | Wednesday, Feb. 21 | 6-7:30 p.m. | William Wells Brown Community Center, 548 E. Sixth St. | See a special performance from the center’s youth choir + Simmons College chorale, followed by a presentation honoring community members.

The exterior of Artworks at the Carver School featuring a half-circle walkway with instruments and big trees

The Artworks at the Carver School is here for your next lesson. | Photo by LEXtoday

Participate

Black History Month Printmaking | Friday, Feb. 16 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Artworks at Carver School, 522 Patterson St. | This workshop will teach you how to make your own unique Black history-themed screen print.

Black History Celebration | Wednesday, Feb. 21 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Kenwick Community Center, 313 Owsley Ave. | Connect with your fellow community members through games, music, and art that showcases the progressive work of Black Americans.

Sister Circle Forum | Thursday, Feb. 22 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Gatton Student Center, 160 Avenue of Champions | This one-day conference focuses on amplifying the stories of Black women, with the theme of “Embrace, Embody, Evolve.”

Honoring Black Excellence | Saturday, Feb. 24 | 6-8 p.m. | Lyric Theatre & Cultural Arts Center, 300 E. Third St. | Students at Fayette County Public Schools are invited to showcase their aspirations and talents, with an art exhibit displaying their work.

The exterior of the Living Arts & Science Center in Lexington

The doorway to a new skill and hobby awaits. | Photo by LEXtoday

Kids

Discovery Saturday: Black History | Saturday, Feb. 17 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Living Arts & Sciences Center, 362 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. | Kids can learn more about Black history with a planetarium show + art activities with local artists Yolantha Harrison-Pace and Kim Dixon.

Navigating Teen Life Dialogue: Importance of Black History | Thursday, Feb. 22 | 6-8 p.m. | Castlewood Community Center, 210 Castlewood Dr. | Teens are invited to discuss whatever may be relevant to them, from pop culture to college + careers.

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Events
 
Wednesday, Feb. 7
  • Lantern Making | Wednesday, Feb. 7 | 4-6 p.m. | Dunbar Community Center, 545 N. Upper St., Lexington | Free | Celebrate the Chinese New Year by making your own lantern — registration is encouraged.
  • Dine Nashville: The Music City Way | Wednesday, Feb. 7-Sunday, March 3 | Throughout Nashville | Cost of purchase | Experience Nashville’s diverse food scene through collaborative chef experiences, cocktail specials, Restaurant Week, and deals and discounts.*
Thursday, Feb. 8
  • Educator Appreciation Event | Thursday, Feb. 8 | 4-6 p.m. | Main Event, 240 Canary Rd., Lexington | Free | Teachers, administrators, and coaches are invited for free play, pizza, and a chance to learn about STEM program Play Academy — registration is encouraged.
Friday, Feb. 9
  • Myriad Meadery’s 1st Anniversary Extravaganza | Friday, Feb. 9-Sunday, Feb. 11 | Times vary | Myriad Meadery, 732 National Ave., Lexington | Free | Celebrate our only meadery’s first birthday all weekend long with special releases, live music, and a vendors market.
  • Galentine’s Day | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 12-4 p.m. | Pivot Brewing, 1400 Delaware Ave., Lexington | Free | Grab the gals for an afternoon of mimosas, cookie decorating, permanent jewelry, and all-day rom coms.
Saturday, Feb. 10
  • Exploring Space | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Central Library, 140 E. Main St., Lexington | Free | Kids can learn about the work of Black astronauts + scientists, then participate in hands-on space activities — registration is required.
Sunday, Feb. 11
  • Ultimate Game Day Watch Party | Sunday, Feb. 11 | 4-10 p.m. | Red Mile Gaming & Racing, 1200 Red Mile Rd., Lexington | $50-$255 | Watch the big game in the Caesars Sportsbook lounge, and enter for a chance to win prizes like signed memorabilia.
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News Notes
 
Open
  • A new South American eatery has made its home at 424 E. New Circle Rd. Meet Brazilian Gourmet, a restaurant + market where you can pick up Brazilian bites like feijoada (a meat and bean stew), pao de queijo (a cheese bread), as well as treats like candies and cookies.
Civic
  • Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes are coming to the city’s government city website. A redesign is currently underway, but city officials want input from the community to better understand what you need. Provide your feedback before the survey closes on Thursday, Feb. 29.
Eat
  • In even more new food news, a crepery has joined The Plaza at Fayette Mall. Located at 3801 Mall Rd., Ste. 135, Dip N Crepe offers amped up crepes (think: stuffed with crushed Ferrero Rocher), waffles, a full coffee menu, and milkshakes.
Try This
  • Want to serenade your sweetie but don’t have the pipes? The Kentuckians Chorus has you covered. Book now to get your loved one a Singing Valentine, a tuxedoed barbershop quartet that will surprise them with a medley of love songs, a rose, and personalized card on Valentine’s Day.
Art
  • Calling all artists. ArtHouse is accepting new artists to join its gallery collective at The Met at 576 E. Third St. Interested in having your work displayed? You can contact ArtHouse via email.
Cause
  • Lexington Humane Society’s Check Me Out program just got bigger. Now, you can take dogs from the organization’s adoption center located inside PetSmart in Hamburg at 1945 Pavilion Way. Learn more about how you can take pups out on the town.
Drink
  • Since 1935, the Shapira family has been at the helm of Heaven Hill, the largest family-owned + operated distillery in the country — and the fourth largest supplier of distilled spirits in the US. Three generations in, the legacy continues. Discover the brand’s heritage at the distillery nestled in the heart of historic Bardstown.*
Finance
  • Get trusted financial advice with Money Pickle, the service that connects you directly with experienced financial advisors to help with your investment + retirement planning needs (all through a complimentary video meeting). Take control of your financial future in 2024 by scheduling a free consultation.*
 
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💞 Love is in the air
A graphic with cartoon candy hearts that have different gift categories written inside, like "Home Goods" and "Books."
Six & Main’s snacks, cards, and home goods might just be our love language. | Graphic by 6AM City
Consider this your official reminder that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. We’re making it easy for you to find the sweetest, most unique gifts for friends, family, and significant others.

Taste the love

  • Get the chef in your life the Our Place Perfect Pot and prepare for cozy dinners.
  • Treat your loved one to a KitchenAid Stand Mixer in a Valentine’s color like lavender cream.
  • City Editor Aayat’s pick: “Looking for something a little sweet for your sweetie? Try working on a baking project — like these lavender sugar cookies — together.”

Read the love

  • Express your appreciation for digital love with an online dating Valentine’s card.
  • Read through a couple’s card game with prompts to spark conversation and intimacy.
  • City Editor Molly’s pick: “Connect with your partner through the art of storytelling with this card set created by relationship expert Esther Perel.”
Want more options? Swoon over Six & Main’s Valentine’s Day collection.
 
The Buy
 
A Curry Up Broth Bomb, which will flavor five to eight portions of soup, beans, chili, or whatever you want to cook. Hello healthy, yummy dinner.
 
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