WEDNESDAY FEB 2
UK men’s basketball takes on Vandy at Rupp Arena.
FRIDAY FEB 4
Woodford Theatre presents Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, the world’s longest-running play. After a local woman is murdered, the guests and staff at Monkswell Manor find themselves stranded during a snowstorm. It soon becomes clear that the killer is among them, and the seven strangers grow increasingly suspicious of one another.
SATURDAY FEB 5
Are you addicted to all the rodeo scenes in Yellowstone? This might be the event for you. Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour bucks into Rupp Arena on February 5, 2022 with the PBR Lexington Invitational. For one night only, some of the best bull riders in the world will battle the sport’s rankest bovine athletes in the ultimate showdown. The bull riding action for the 2022 PBR Lexington Invitational begins at 7 p.m. EST on Saturday, February 5 at Rupp Arena.
FRIDAY FEB 11
If you loved the movie, Waitress, check out the musical at Lexington Opera House this weekend. Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county — and a satisfying encounter with someone new — show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness. Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this hit Broadway musical features original music and lyrics by Grammy® Award winner Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”).
SATURDAY FEB 12
Join Midway Shops & Restaurants 11am to 4pm to celebrate Valentine’s with a Chocolate Stroll. Stroll down Midway’s Historic Main & Gratz Streets where each business will have a Chocolate Treat for you to enjoy as well as fantastic Valentine’s Day Week Specials at all stores and restaurants. Pick up your FREE Chocolate Stroll ticket at any participating Shops or Restaurants, and at Equus Run Vineyards. Have your ticket stamped inside at ten (10) business locations, enjoying Chocolate at each stop. Drop off your completed FREE Chocolate Stroll ticket at the Midway Makers Market for a free drawing. The Chocolate Stroll Free Drawing Prize will be comprised of donated items from all of the Midway Shops & Restaurants, and Equus Run Vineyards.
Bring your gals and come celebrate Galen-wine’s day with Harkness Edwards Vineyards. Enjoy a glass of wine, Galen-wine’s Cocktails, and check out sweets and treats from these local vendors: S’more Than a Feeling Bluegrass Blooms, Valentine’s Charcuterie Board workshops with Sweet & Sassy Ashley.
SUNDAY FEB 13
Enjoy the Songs of Sinatra at Wildside Winery. Frank Sinatra impersonator (Lee Dean) will be singing all your favorite love songs for you and your date. Enjoy, sing and dance.
MONDAY FEB 14
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa is a YouTube personality, singer, dancer, entrepreneur, social media influencer and The New York Times bestselling author. Her single, “Boomerang,” has been viewed over 737 million times and RIAA certified platinum. Siwa’s other hits include “Kid in a Candy Store,” which is RIAA certified gold, “Hold The Drama”, and D.R.E.A.M. which have 179 million, 127 million and 63 million views respectively. 7 pm Rupp Arena.
FRIDAY FEB 18
Walker Montgomery plays at 8 pm at Manchester Music Hall.
SATURDAY FEB 19
UK men’s basketball takes on Alabama at Rupp Arena.
WEDNESDAY FEB 23
High among the upper rafters of Rupp Arena hang forty-four jerseys from the University of Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team. These jerseys represent the select few players, coaches, and broadcasters who deserve special recognition for their outstanding contributions to the Kentucky basketball program. Beginning in 2017, UK Wildcat legend (and distinguished Rafters member) Kyle Macy hosted “From the Rafters of Rupp,” a series of video interviews with many of these players of yesteryear. This special series of interviews has now been packaged in an all-new, full-color “coffee-table” book containing firsthand accounts of what it was like to play for UK in the players’ own words, complete with vintage photographs. Dr. John Huang is a retired orthodontist and military veteran. He currently serves as a reporter and sports columnist for Nolan Group Media and as lead writer for the website JustTheCats.com. He enjoys covering University of Kentucky sports and writing books. Kyle Macy was the 1975 Indiana High School Mr. Basketball, a three-time All-American while at the University of Kentucky, the starting point guard of UK’s 1978 National Championship Team, a 1979 Pan American Games Gold Medalist, and the 1980 SEC Male Athlete of the Year. Kyle also had a seven-year NBA career and played three additional years in the Italian Pro League.
THURSDAY FEB 24
Lexington Opera House presents Stomp. STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, and unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The return of the percussive hit also brings some new surprises, with some sections of the show now updated and restructured and the addition of two new full-scale routines, utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans. See what all the noise is about.
This article also appears on pages 16-17 of the February 2022 print edition of Hamburg Journal.
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