Comedy to comic con: The 17 best things to do in and around Lexington this weekend
Here is a Lexington list and guide of the best weekend events around Central Kentucky on Friday, Saturday and Sunday if you are bored and need things to do from comic con, live music concerts, theatre shows, musicals and plays, kid-friendly events, tacos, Shaker history, Kane Brown, Celtic dance, opera, Bach, craft beer, comedy shows, dance performances and a bridal event.
Lexington Comic & Toy Convention
Lexington Comic Con is March 23-26, with guests including Anson Mount of “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds,” Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee and Eddie Steeples of “My Name is Earl,” Kevin Smith of “Clerks,” and many more. Central Bank Center, 300 W Vine St., entrance on High Street. Tickets $30-$140. Lexingtoncomiccon.com
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Crave Taco Week
Enjoy $6 tacos from the likes of El Rancho Tapatio, Agave & Rye, Taco Tico, Goodwood and others through March 26 during Crave Taco Week. CraveTacoWeek.com.
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“Searching for Sister Mary” Exhibit Opening at Shaker Village
Explore the life of Sister Mary Settles, a Kentucky Shaker well ahead of her time, during the exhibit opening of “Searching for Sister Mary” at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Harrodsburg on March 24 at 6 p.m. The event includes exclusive tours, appetizers, a cash bar and a book signing of “This Chosen Pleasant Hill: Shakers of the Kentucky Bluegrass” by authors and Shaker scholars Dr. Carol Medlicott and Christian Goodwillie. Tickets are $15. 3501 Lexington Rd, Harrodsburg. ShakerVillageKy.org.
Celtic Festival at Richmond Area Arts Center
Feel the luck of the Irish during a Celtic Festival at the Richmond Area Arts Center on March 24 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Activities include music from Liam’s Fancy and Chip Bailey, dancing from the McTeggart Irish Dancers, food from the Paddy Wagon Irish Pub and more. Tickets are $30. 399 W Water St, Richmond. ArtsInRichmond.org.
Kane Brown Concert at Rupp Arena
Just over a week before he co-hosts the CMT Music Awards Kane Brown will take the stage at Rupp Arena for a headlining performance on March 24 at 7 p.m. with support from Dustin Lynch and LoCash. Tickets start at $40. 430 W Vine St. RuppArena.com.
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Cal Thomas at Asbury University
Veteran journalist and author Cal Thomas will speak at Asbury on Friday, March 24, at 7 p.m. for a free public lecture in Hughes Auditorium. Asbury.edu
Comedian Eddie Ifft at Comedy Off Broadway
Comedian Eddie Ifft will perform at Comedy Off Broadway on March 24 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. and March 25 at 6:30 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $13-15. 161 Lexington Green Cir #C4. ComedyOffBroadway.com.
Stars Of Tomorrow Opera Gala at the Lexington Opera House
The UK Opera Theatre will present the Stars of Tomorrow Opera Gala at the Lexington Opera House on March 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. and March 26 at 2 p.m. Tickets start at $17. 401 W Short St. LexingtonOperaHouse.com.
Vintage Market Days
An upscale vintage-inspired indoor market with original art, upcycled, repurposed and primitive finds and more. March 24-26, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets $10-$12, Kentucky Horse Park, 4089 Iron Works Pkwy. Humanitix.com
Bob Marley & The Wailers Tribute at The Burl
The Ark Band will pay tribute to Bob Marley & The Wailers with a concert at The Burl on March 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. 375 Thompson Rd. TheBurlKy.com.
West Sixth Brewing 11-Year Anniversary Celebration
West Sixth Brewing will celebrate its 11 year anniversary with special bottle releases, a brew off and more both this weekend and next. This week’s activities include a brew off and bottle releases of Snake Cake, Route 66 Snakes “Rocky Road Style” , and Coconut German Chocolate Snake Cake on March 25 and a kids’ magic show and balloon artist on March 26. The event is free to attend. 501 W Sixth St #100. Facebook.com.
Bach Marathon at St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church
Celebrate the life and music of Johann Sebastian Bach at St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church during the 15th annual Bach Marathon on March 25 from 12-5 p.m. The event will feature performances from soloist Christopher Burchett and professors from UK, EKU, Transylvania University and Centre College. It is free to attend. 1891 Parkers Mill Rd. Eventbrite.com.
Silent Disco at Base249
Base249 will host a silent disco with three different DJ channels to choose from on March 25 from 6-9 p.m. Tickets are $10. 249 E Main St #150. Eventbrite.com.
Ballet On The Go at the Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center
The Kentucky Ballet Theatre will present a variety of ballet styles and pieces with original choreography during Ballet On The Go at the Pam Miller Downtown Arts Center on March 25 at 7 p.m. and March 26 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $17-27. 141 E Main St. KyBallet.com.
Battle Of The Decades: ’80s vs ’90s Night at The Burl
Enjoy your favorite hits from the ’80s and ’90s as the two decades battle for supremacy at The Burl on March 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. TheBurlKy.com.
Bridal Bites at Caramanda’s Bake Shoppe
Enjoy cake samples and other desserts during Bridal Bites at Caramanda’s Bake Shoppe on March 26 from 1-3 p.m. You’ll also be able to explore Caramanda’s new bridal suite and book a complimentary bridal cake consultation during the event. 2220 Nicholasville Rd. Caramandas.com.
Comedian Zach Rushing at Manchester Music Hall
Comedians Zach Rushing, Dustin Sims and Jesse Peyton will perform at Manchester Music Hall on March 26 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $40-80. 899 Manchester St. ManchesterMusicHall.com.
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