Here’s a Lexington list and guide to the best weekend events around central Kentucky on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday if you’re bored and need things to do from concerts and live music festivals to live music performances and shows. humor, festivals and fairs, concert series, plays, food events and food festivals and fashion shows.
A Taste of Richmond gastronomic event
A Taste of Richmond will return to the Richmond Center on July 29 from 5:30-8 p.m. with music from Boogie G & The Titanics along with over a dozen food trucks including Colonel Station, Sammich Man Express, Bluegrass Cheesesteak Express , Chenault Vineyards, Comete Alguito and Little Donut trailer. The event is free. 2139 Lantern Ridge Drive, Richmond. visitrichmondky.com.
The young audience of ‘By a Thread’ play at the Woodford Theater
The Woodford Theater will perform Evender Hodges Sanders’ “By A Thread” four times between July 29 and July 31. p.m. and July 31 at 2 p.m. Tickets cost between $15 and $18. 275 Beasley Road, Versailles. WoodfordTheatre.com.
Comedian Dale Jones at Comedy Off Broadway
Comedian Dale Jones will perform at Comedy Off Broadway four times between July 29 and July 30. Show times are 7 and 9:30 p.m. on July 29 and 6:30 and 9 p.m. on July 30. Tickets cost between $13 and $15. 161 Lexington Green Cir #C4. ComedyOffBroadway.com.
Marlana VanHoose: ‘Gospel On The Green’ Concert Series in Wilmore
The Wilmore Community Development Board will present a concert by Marlana VanHoose, Kentucky colonel and renowned gospel singer, who will perform during the town’s “Gospel On The Green” concert series on July 29 at 7 p.m. The event is free. 200 Rice Street, Wilmore. Facebook.com.
“Summer Nights In Suburbia” Concert Series at Moondance Amphitheater
R&B collective Honeychild will perform at the City of Lexington’s “Summer Nights In Suburbia” free concert series on July 29 at 7 p.m. 1152 Monarch St. LexingtonKy.gov/Summer-Nights-Suburbia.
Zack Attack Ride for progeria at Man O’War Harley-Davidson
The 12th Annual Zack Attack Ride for Progeria will take place at Man O’War Harley Davidson in Lexington on July 30 at 9:30 a.m. The event features a raffle, silent auction, live music from Rock of Ages and, of course, a motorcycle. stroll. 2073 Bryant Road. Zack Pickard of Lexington has the rapidly aging disease progeria, which very few people in the world have. https://manowarhd.com/.
Crave Food + Music Festival at Masterson Station Park
Crave Food + Music Festival will return to the grounds of Masterson Station Park July 30-31 with over 40 food vendors and live music from DeBraun Thomas, Dee Oh Gee, The Minks and more. The event is open from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. on July 30 and from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on July 31. Tickets start at $12. 3051 Leestown Road. CraveLexington.com.
Hop and Vine Festival in Richmond
Experience local beer, wine, food, art and music at the Hops & Vine Richmond Festival on July 30 from 2-10 p.m. at the Apollo Pizza location in downtown Richmond. Suppliers include Dreaming Creek Brewery, Country Boy Brewing, West Sixth Brewing and Chenault Vineyards. Live music will come from Chelsea Nolan, Aaron Boyd, Laid Back Country Picker, Luna & The Mountain Jets and a tribute to Jimmy Buffet. The event is free. 244 S Second Street, Richmond. Facebook.com.
Kentucky Heartwood Music Festival in Frankfurt
The annual Kentucky Heartwood Music Festival and Millville Community Center Fundraiser will take place July 30 from 3-10 p.m. with live music, workshops, a children’s parade, a talent show and more . Tickets are $8 per person with kids free. 6715 McCracken Pike, Frankfurt. KYHeartwood.org/Music-Festival-2022.html.
Contemporary Dance at the Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center
Movement Continuum, Lexington’s oldest contemporary dance company, brings their performance “Curated,” based on 13 works of art from Vincent van Gogh to Frida Kahlo and Keith Haring, to the Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center 7:30 p.m. July and 2 p.m. pm July 31. Tickets are $15-$20. 141 E. Main St. lexingtonky.gov/black-box-theater
Neal Francis concert at the Burl
Rising funk, soul and pop musician Neal Francis will perform at The Burl with support from Brad Goodall on July 30 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. 375 Thompson Road. TheBurlKy.com.
Red Mile Wiener Dog Races
Wiener Dog Racing will return to Red Mile Gaming and Racing on July 31 at 1 p.m. There is a $20 fee to register your Wiener dog to run, but otherwise the event is free. Pre-registration forms must be received no later than July 22. 1200 Red Mile Rd. RedMileKy.com/Other-Events/2022-Wiener-Dog-Races.
Albert Couture fashion show
The second annual Albert Couture Fashion Show featuring the “When in Monaco Collection” will take place at 304 W Third St. across from Gratz Park on July 31 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $250. 304 W Third St. AlbertCouture.com.
James McMurtry and Hayes Carll concert at the Burl
Singer-songwriters James McMurtry and Hayes Carll will perform an outdoor performance at The Burl on July 31 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30. 375 Thompson Road. TheBurlKy.com.
Lexington Restaurant Week wraps up with big menus
Lexington Restaurant Week ends July 31 with the largest selection of menu options in the event’s history. A total of 38 local restaurants are participating, including newcomers The Tulip Bar & Bistro, The BVLD Grill, ItalX, Gus’s World Famous Chicken and Castle Farm at Kentucky Castle. Local restaurants will offer different menus with prices varying between $19, $29 and $39. Customers have the option of choosing a starter, entree and dessert as part of each special menu. lexingtonrestaurantweek.com