February Events in Hamburg
Thursday February 1
The Lexington Public Library Eastside Branch hosts “SongFarmers of Lexington” on February 1 at 6:30 pm. Join Lexington Public Library for a fun community acoustic jam. Bring an instrument, your voice, or just enjoy the music.
Head over to the Eastside Library and meet Cherlynn Stevenson, candidate for state representative in district 88 on February 1 at 6 pm. Cherlynn will speak and answer any questions that you may have.
The University of Kentucky Confucius Institute and the Living Arts and Science Center are hosting “Discovery Night: Celebrate China” on February 1 at 6 pm at the LASC. It will be an evening of traditional Chinese performance and participation during this special cultural discovery night program
Ryan Hamilton performs at Comedy Off Broadway on February 1 through 3. Hamilton was named one of Rolling Stone’s Five Comics to Watch.
Friday February 2
Kentucky Sports Radio is doing a live show at Shakespeare and Co in Hamburg on February 2. Matt and Ryan will kick things off 10:00 am. Stick around after the show for pictures.
“The Tribute” Beatles tribute choosing songs from the pre Sgt. Pepper era, “1964” recreates an early 60s live Beatles concert with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, and on stage banter. 8 pm, Lexington Opera House.
The 30th annual Central Kentucky Heart Ball will celebrate the mission and work of the American Heart Association. The black tie preferred event will honor Linda Ball and will be chaired by Dr. Greg and Michele White. A reception and silent auction begins at 6 pm and dinner, live auction and live entertainment begins at 7:30 pm. Lexington Center – Bluegrass Ballroom
Saturday February 3
Celebrate Chinese New Year, 7 pm, Lexington Opera House.
Barnes and Noble in Hamburg hosts “I Am Harriet Tubman Story Time” on February 3 at 11 am. The 14th book in author Brad Meltzer’s bestselling Ordinary People Change the World series, I Am Harriet Tubman tells the story of Harriet Tubman’s pivotal role in the fight against slavery.
The Fayette County Public Schools District Science Fair is February 3 at 8 am at Bryan Station High School. Raptor Rehab of Kentucky will be at the Fayette County District Science Fair (for the tenth straight year) with several of the education birds.
Sunday February 4
The NFL’s Super Bowl takes place in Minneapolis, Minnesota on February 4. This year’s matchup is between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots.
Kentucky Women’s basketball take on the Tigers of LSU in Rupp Arena on Sunday February 4 at 12 pm.
Tuesday February 6
The Wildcats seek revenge on their neighbors to the south as Tennessee comes to Rupp Arena on February 6 at 7 pm.
The 29th Annual Economic Outlook Conference will be held on February 6 at the Lexington Convention Center at 8 am. Leading experts address issues including: the outlook for the local, state and national economy, the financial markets and current topics of interest.
Thursday February 8
NEAT: The Story of Bourbon will be shown at 7:30 pm at Grand Theatre in Frankfort, KY. NEAT, directed by David M. Altrogge, is a feature-length documentary that dives into what it takes to distill the worldʼs fastest growing spirit, as well as connect with the people that make the bourbon culture unique. In addition to the showing, there will be a tasting of Jim Beam brands.
The Kentucky Sport, Boat and Recreation show is coming to Rupp Arena February 8 through February 11.
Greg Fitzsimmons will be performing at Comedy Off Broadway on February 8 through 11.
Friday February 9
Lexington Philharmonic presents Shostakovich’s ground-breaking Symphony No. 7 in Revolution. Dedicated to the city of Leningrad, this work has remained a symbol of resistance against totalitarianism and militarism in both the Soviet Union and the West. 7:30 pm Singletary Center for the Arts
Southland Christian Church hosts the 2018 Women’s Conference: Made. Women from central Kentucky gather to “discover who MADE us and who we were MADE to be.” The event will begin at 5:30 pm on Feb 9 and run until 12 pm on Feb 10.
Gallagher comes to Lexington! The comedian is most known for his “Sledge-O-Matic” sketch, where he uses a large wooden mallet to smash a variety of food items, culminating with a watermelon. 8 pm, The Grand Reserve Event Center.
Saturday February 10
The Polar Plunge is one of the biggest Special Olympics fundraisers of the year. The event includes a fun, festive atmosphere with food and great prizes. Participants will solicit donations to support their effort of taking a chilly dip into a pool. 9 am, Texas Roadhouse on Richmond Rd.
Lexington Ballet presents the classic story of My Fair Lady, based on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion and immortalized on Broadway and in film. The tale of Professor Higgins and his wager to transform a poor flower girl into a proper lady is a delightful romance for a Valentine’s weekend celebration. 2 pm and 7:30 pm at Lexington Opera House.
Bulls, Bands, and Barrels with Tyler Childers and Muscadine Bloodline, 7 pm at Alltech Arena at The Kentucky Horse Park.
Tuesday February 13
Mardi Gras – for more places to eat and events click here.
Proud Mary BBQ is celebrating Mardi Gras. They will have a huge buffet, boiled crawfish, music from Shades of Grass and a Mardi Gras “King and Queen” contest. The party begins at 4 pm.
Wednesday February 14
Valentine’s Day – for places to eat and what to do click here.
Ash Wednesday – for a list of church services click here.
Crust on Richmond Road is hosting their Wednesday Trivia Night, which will include pizza and cooking questions in a “Crust Culinary Question” section.
Thursday February 15
Enjoy a special evening with CMA and Grammy award-winning country artist, Travis Tritt, featuring the multi-platinum artist in an intimate solo-acoustic setting where his voice and his guitar are the subject of the spotlight. An up-close and personal event punctuated by personal stories and anecdotes about his life and musical influences. Performing some of his biggest hits, including “T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” “It’s A Great Day to Be Alive” and “Best of Intentions;” the Grand Ole Opry member will bring his award-winning songs to life. 8 pm, Lexington Opera House.
Friday February 16
The Lexington Public Library Eastside Branch hosts “Windows Basics” on February 16 at 9:30 am. Explore the newest version of Windows, Windows 10. Customize your Start menu. Add shortcut icons and personalize your desktop. Make the taskbar work for you. Registration is required along with previous knowledge PCs or earlier versions of Windows.
Saturday February 17
The Crimson Tide rolls in to Rupp Arena on February 17 to take on the Kentucky Wildcats. The game tips off at 2 pm.
The DanceBlue 2018 24 hour marathon will begin on Feb 17 in Memorial Coliseum. Over 1,000 students from the University of Kentucky will come together to fight pediatric cancer by standing and dancing for 24 hours to benefit the DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Clinic and research at the Markey Cancer Center.
Man O’War Harley Davidson is calling all hard core riders to join them for the “American Legion Riders Polar Bear Ride” on February 17. Registration is from 10 am to 12 pm, with kickstands up at 12:30 pm. The ride ends at the American Legion Hall in Richmond, KY and a chili lunch will be provided at the end of the ride.
Looking for a furry friend? Head out to Feeders Supply on Richmond Rd from 12 pm to 3 pm for the Woodford Humane Society Adoption Event.
Monday February 19
No School for Fayette County Public Schools in observance of Presidents Day.
Midday Kentucky will be live at Shakespeare and Co in Hamburg on February 19.
Tuesday February 20
The Illusionists – Live from Broadway, a spectacular showcase packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. 7:30 pm at Lexington Opera House.
Friday February 23
The Blue Grass Stockyard hosts their Vendor Market at 4 pm with the Sparrow family bull sale at 6 pm. Visit the Bluegrass Regional Marketplace for a night out with food, drinks, music, and Kentucky proud products.
Builders Industry Association of Central Kentucky hosts the 2018 Central Kentucky Home Expo. The Expo will feature exhibitors showcasing the latest in home improvement, building and remodeling trends. Also, there will be a Tiny Home Village, Smart Home Central, “Make Your House a Home for Life” with Barrier Free Living Accessibility Modifications, Landscape & Outdoor Living Area, Lawn & Turf Equipment and much more. February 23 through 25 at The Kentucky Horse Park Alltech Arena.
Get the Led Out is rocking the EKU Center for the Arts on February 23 at 7:30 pm. Experience Led Zeppelin songs live, like you’ve never heard before with Get The Led Out, “The American Led Zeppelin.”
Saturday February 24
The Missouri Tigers travel to Rupp Arena to battle the Cats on February 24 at 7 pm.
The Kentucky Horse Park presents the Frigid 4 Miler & 1.5 Mile Fun Run/Walk at 9 am. Don’t let the winter weather keep you indoors.
Monday February 26
UK’s Gatton College of Business and Economics hosts Leaders of LexGig Lecture at 5:30 pm. The guest speakers will be Aldona Valicenti, Commissioner and Chief Information Officer at Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) and Scott Shapiro, Chief Innovation Officer in the Office of Lexington Mayor Jim Gray. They will discuss Lexington’s gigabit project, which is bringing a fiber-optic network with ultra-fast internet speeds throughout the city.
Wednesday February 28
The Rebels of Ole Miss and the Kentucky Wildcats play in Rupp Arena on February 28 at 7 pm.
AROUND THE CORNER
Miranda Lambert brings her Livin’ Like Hippies Tour to Rupp Arena on Friday, March 2 2018. The Livin’ Like Hippies Tour receives its name from the lyrics of Lambert’s song “Highway Vagabond” which appears on Lambert’s latest album, The Weight Of These Wings.
Lexington Comic and Toy Con is flying in to Rupp Arena on March 9. Come see every one from Power Rangers to WWE super stars, Powerpuff Girls to Chuck Norris and every one in between. Come as your true hero or as your secret identity.
KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen Basketball Tournament comes to Rupp Arena March 14 through the 18. Watch as high schools from around the commonwealth compete to be named 2018 Kentucky State Champions.
Country music superstar Brad Paisley will stop at the KFC Yum! Center on March 23. Special guests will be RED BOW Records hit-maker Chase Bryant and fast-rising star and multi-instrumentalist Lindsay Ell.
2018 NCAA Women’s Basketball Regional will be at Rupp Arena on March 23 through the 25.
This article also appears on page 18, 19, & 20 of the February 2018 printed edition of the Hamburg Journal.
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