Visitor's Guide to Lexington Kentucky

Flicks, Films & Feasts To Beat The Heat

Story by Ashley Alt

It is going to be a HOT one this weekend, folks. So we’re giving you both air-conditioned and evening to-dos for the days ahead.

The theme this weekend in Lex has everything to do with appreciating the arts, more specifically movies and plays. And among the anticipated theatrical weekend, we also need to eat, so there’s a food to-do thrown in the mix.

Have yourselves a wonderfully whimsical weekend as you get lost in the beauty of filmmaking. Oh and friendly reminder, Sunday is Father’s Day! So be sure to bring him along your weekend adventures.

FRIDAY: Free Friday Flicks: Ferdinand
Is there anything better than an outdoor movie in the summertime?

Free Friday Flicks

Happening 7 pm at Jacobson Park, “Ferdinand” will be playing for everyone coming out to enjoy an outdoor evening flick about a young bull who escapes from a training camp in rural Spain.

Happening 7 pm at Jacobson Park, “Ferdinand” will be playing for everyone coming out to enjoy an outdoor evening flick about a young bull who escapes from a training camp in rural Spain.

Pre-movie activities include kid’s games and a petting zoo. There will also be food vendors on-site, so come hungry. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to make yourself comfortable for the duration of the film, and get there early to steal a good spot!

Get the details on what these free movies in the park are all about here.

SATURDAY: Fairway Flicks: Raiders of the Lost Ark
If you can’t make Friday’s flick (or one outdoor movie just wasn’t enough), head on over to Tates Creek Golf Course at 7 pm to catch Steven Spielberg’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”

Fairway Flicks: Raiders of the Lost Ark

If you can’t make Friday’s flick (or one outdoor movie just wasn’t enough), head on over to Tates Creek Golf Course at 7 pm to catch Steven Spielberg’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark.”

Pre-show activities include putting challenges and foot golf with a chance to win prizes. Same as Free Friday Flicks, bring your own lawn chairs and blankets for seating, and food will be available for purchase.

Admission for Fairway flicks is $3, with kids under 12 getting in for free. Get the details on Fairway flicks here.

Athenian Grill Brunch

Here’s your eats for the weekend — brand new Sunday brunch offering at the Athenian Grill Locust Hill location that the dads in your lives will love. – Photo courtesy of Athenian Grill/Herald-Leader

SUNDAY: Athenian Grill Brunch
Here’s your eats for the weekend — brand new Sunday brunch offering at the Athenian Grill Locust Hill location that the dads in your lives will love.

If you’ve got a hankering for baklava, feta cheese and other Greek style favorites, find a time between 10 am-2 pm (when brunch will be offered) on Sunday to enjoy some great Greek food.

Here’s the skinny on the recent news of Athenian Grill Sunday brunch.

HAPPENING ALL WEEKEND LONG: It’s a Grand Night For Singing!
The University of Kentucky Opera Theatre wraps up a two-week run of its Broadway and pop revue. Performances are being held Friday at 7:30 pm, and Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm at the Singletary Center.

Tickets range from $13-$40 and can be purchased here. If you have questions about anything regarding this magnificent performance, call 859.257.4929.

Mary Poppins Jr.
The classic musical “Mary Poppins” comes to Lexington at the Woodford Theatre Summer Academy with the songs (some of us) grew up singing around the house including “Spoonful of Sugar” and “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.”

Shows will be held Friday at 7:30 pm, and Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Get the details here.

Happy Father’s Day, dads!

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