It’s a Pink Barbie & Ken(tucky) Brunch 

Sunday, September 24th




Hosts: Di Boyer, Patrick Howard, DaRae Marcum


Think Pink! Drink Pink! It’s a sumptuous and scrumptious Barbie brunch catered by DaRae and Friends. So, all you dynamite dolls grab your favorite Ken and get ready to flaunt your fuschia. To add even more flare to this intimate affair, tables will be curated by Pomegranate and master floral designer Patrick Howard of P.G. Howard Designs will demonstrate the art of arranging. Blooms are in his blood—his family owned the iconic Howard & Heafy florist shop and greenhouse. Think mimosas and magnolias, pastries and peonies, bubbles, bourbon, and begonias. Remember, every day is the best day ever when you’re Barbie. 


Pink Perfection Garden Glam Attire

$60 | 36 Guests

The Sweet Life of Collecting Art

Sunday, September 24th


Bell Family Farm


Hosts: Susie & Tom Bell


Escape to the country! While away an afternoon perusing paintings, sculptures, and other objets d’art (many from local artists and artisans) in this fabulous farmhouse decorated by innovative interior designer (and daughter!), Hannah Schweder. Champagne punch and decadent dessert, along with the Nashville sounds of granddaughter Dylan Grace (her new EP just dropped!) will pair perfectly with this curated collection. Relax and relish the refinement of an afternoon of art.


Classic Casual Attire

$100 | 16 Guests

Luminous Blanc Bash

Friday, September 29


Triangle Park


Hosts: Ame & Dave Sweetall


Once in a blue moon, an event comes along that will be talked about for months to come. This is that happening. Come together with a diverse group of glamorous guests, all dressed in whites, to dine al fresco in the heart of downtown with the excitement of the city happening all around. The park’s mesmerizing new light show provides the perfect ambiance to dance under the starry, starry night. Pack your favorite nosh (or let DaRae and Friends make the perfect picnic for you!) and join us for this magical pop-up picnic.

Breezy Whites Attire

360 Guests

Individual | $50 | Blanket Seating

Table of 8 | $400 | Reserved

Add on:  DaRae & Friends picnic box  |  $25  |  serves one

Ballet on the Bluegrass

Sunday, October 1


Rocky Ridge – The Hayne Family Farm


Hosts: Brenda Bragonier, Mary & Andrew Bryson, Tonya & Scott Bryson, Gayle Cornett, Martha & Larry Deener, Lisa Fergezon, Terry Fister, Tracey Harrison, Christi & John Hayne, Emily & Rob Hayne, Marta Hayne & Tom Howell, Kitty Lane, Nicole & Nick Nicholson, Tammy Patsey, Caitlin & Austin Schile, Harold Tate & Mark Wright, Debbie & Tom Westerfield, Tambra Woods 



Everything is beautiful at the ballet… especially when it is performed under the open skies with a backdrop of the lush bluegrass. This enchanting event, to be held at Rocky Ridge Farm, is the perfect pas de deux between nature and dance. Imagine the late afternoon sun casting a golden glow over the graceful dancers of Lexington Ballet and the African American Ballet Troupe as they leap and twirl through the first breeze of the eve. Delight in dance while you enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at this graceful gala. Guests will also be invited to paint en plein air with instruction by Debbie Westerfield.


Country Cocktail Attire

$60 | 100 Guests

Banjos and Bourbon Sunset Soiree

Tuesday, October 3


The Rooftop at Dudley’s on Short


Host: Debbie Long

Hospitality is defined as “the friendly and generous reception and entertainment of guest, visitors, or strangers.” No one has quite mastered the art like Debbie Long of Dudley’s fame. When it comes to downtown dining, Debbie is undisputed restaurant royalty. Gather on the elegantly appointed rooftop for the best of the Bluegrass served up on a silver platter. Enjoy a sumptuous spread of the sophisticated Southern fare that has made Dudley’s a Lexington institution. We’ll set the mood with the banjo stylings of Grass Mash. They’ll pick and sing, you sip and savor. It’s bound to be a lip-smacking, toe-tapping good time.

Autumn Cocktail Attire

$150 | 60 Guests

Art, Appetizers, and Aperitif’s

Friday, October 13


The Westerfield Home at the 500’s on Main


Hosts: Debbie & Tom Westerfield 


During the enlightened era of the French salon, prominent women invited charming coteries to their homes for convivial conversations and deep discussions. In this tradition, ceramicist and painter Debbie Westerfield and her husband, Tom, graciously invite you for art, appetizers, and aperitifs at their condominium on Main. Debbie’s creations have been described as “sometimes playful, sometimes thoughtful, and always striking.” One critique stated, “She deftly mixes whimsy with introspection, and her perspective is markedly witty and often reflects a certain sense of irony.” Over dining and drinks, the artist will offer insight into the inspiration for her wondrous work.


Art Inspiring Attire

$60 | 40 Guests

Glamour and Glass

Friday, October 20th


Trifecta: Glass-Art-Lounge


Hosts: Travis Adams, Tomas Frenes, Kevin & Phil Jun, Jaclyn & Langdon Shoop, Stephanie & Kevin Sutphin, Jane & Sloan Warner


Knock.Knock.Knock. What’s the password? ARTY PARTY. The roaring 20’s is known as the most decadent decade and speakeasies were a place of debaucherous delights. Trifecta Art Glass and Cocktail Lounge gives speakeasy cool but adds the heat—it’s also a world-class glass blowing studio. While enjoying potent potables and mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres, watch resident artist and owner Travis Adams masterfully blow a one-of-a-kind work, which will be auctioned off at the evening’s end. In addition, each guest will receive a hand-blown rocks glass to take home. At this fabulous function, prepare to have your mind…along with the glass…blown.


Attire: Classy Casual Attire

$125 | 60 Guests

Toasting the House that Bourbon Built

Saturday, October 21st


T.B. Ripy Home, Lawrenceburg


Hosts: Maury Sparrow & Craig Wahlgren


Author William Faulkner once said, “Civilization begins with distillation.” And Kentucky would not be nearly as civilized without bourbon. Learn all about that intoxicating liquid gold that runs through every vein of our state at one of the places it all began. Located in lovely Lawrenceburg, the T.B. Ripy House was once the home of Thomas Ripy, whose “Old Ripy’’ bourbon beat out 400 other bottles to represent the bluegrass at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Soak in the history, feast on a succulent autumn supper, and raise a toast to the “house that bourbon built.” It’s a most Kentucky way to spend a day. 


Fall Cocktail Attire

$85 | 60 Guests

Cocktails with Zombies

Saturday, October 21st

7:00pm Performance | 8:00-10:00 Cocktails

Lexington Children’s Theatre


Hosts: Mindy L. Coleman, Ann-Phillips Mayfield & Jay Ingle, Michelle & Kevin Sisler, Amy & Hunter Stout, Serenity & Mike Wright


What is a zombie’s favorite drink? A Bloody Mary, perhaps?

Find out for yourself when you spend a lively night with the undead having cocktails with zombies. After watching Lexington Children’s Theatre’s production of  Zombie in Love, you’ll get to mingle with monsters on the mainstage while a jazz trio sets the macabre mood with some killer tunes. There will be plenty of libations for the living, along with spooky surprises, tarot readings, and photo ops with gore galore. Grab a gruesome group of your bravest buddies and get zombied. If you have fun on the brain, this is the event for you.


Attire: Spooky Stylish

Guests: 50 | $50

A Black Carpet Paranormal Premiere Party

Tuesday, October 24th


The Roxy


Hosts: LexArts with special guest Ken Boggle


Prepare to have your mind boggled… Ken Boggled, that is. Meet one of the stars of the upcoming Hulu series, “Living for the Dead,” and get a front row seat to viewing the premiere episode and party. Created by the same team that gave us “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” the series follows five queer ghost hunters as they tour some of the most haunted houses and spooky spots around the country, bridging the gap between the living and the dead with fabulousness and finesse. It’s going to be a ghostly good time replete with spectre-tacular refreshments and insights into the incorporeal who walk…or float… among us. Do not miss this once in a lifetime experience to meet the man who talks with the dead.


Ethereal Attire

$40 | 125 Guests

Mingle with Masterpieces

Thursday, October 26th


The Rosenberg Home


Hosts: Ricki & Joe Rosenberg


Sound off! See the suit that is making big noise all throughout the art world. Fabric sculptor, performance artist, and dancer Nick Cave’s “Soundsuits” have become an international phenomenon. The suits create a second skin that forces the audience to experience the performer with an open mind with no preconceived notions of gender, race, or class. In addition, get up close and personal with works by Andy Warhol, Frank Stella, Chuck Close, and several other modern masters. UK Curator of Collections &
Exhibitions, Janie Welker, will add critical context to the artwork. Don’t miss this exclusive experience to view the Rosenberg’s extraordinary contemporary collection while mixing and mingling with other art lovers.


Artistic Avant Garde Attire

$125 | 25 Guests

Silent Disco Dance Party

Date: Thursday, October 26th

Time: 7:00-10:00pm

Location: The Melodeon at The Grove


HOSTS The Grove, Bites of the Bluegrass, La Tasha Buckner, Ben Haydon, Avena Kiely and Brian Conlon, Wade Meyers & AJ Vindell, Emily & Marcus Miller, Eli O’Donohue, Kristin Voskuhl, Langdon & Preston Worley


Disco is not dead…it’s just silent. The Silent Disco sensation has swept the nation and now has landed in Lexington. At this eclectic and electric dance party, guests will wear special headphones that allow them to switch between a trio of different genres of music at whim. You get the fun of three nightclubs in one. Close your eyes and let the beat move your feet—no one will even know whether you’re on the right rhythm. If you crave a rave, come to the always groovy Grove and dance the night away at one of the city’s most distinctive downtown spots. You do not want to miss this hip happening! 


Dancing Duds Attire

$25 | 125 Guests

Game On: High Scores and Highballs

Sunday, October 29th


The Burl Arcade


Hosts: Tahlsound, The Burl, Katie Bouvier and Alex Garcia, Molly and Jomo Thompson, Cat and Nathan Zamarron


Token up. Game on. Get ready to crack that high score from 1988. Soak in the roar of the speedway, the flashing lights of the video screens, and the “chomp, chomp, chomp” of Ms.PacMan as you play to your heart’s content at The Burl Arcade where you can try your skills at over 30 vintage arcade games. Let your inner pinball wizard cast a spell with Lexington’s largest collection of vintage pinball machines. Costume up as your favorite classic character—flash your ‘stache as Mario, get glamorous as Princess Peach, or release your wild side as Sonic the Hedgehog. You can’t help but have a blast when you’re gripping a joystick—joy is right in the name. But keep one hand free for a cocktail from the fully stocked bar. Guests will receive two complimentary drink tickets. Cash bar also available.


Video Game Character Costumes/Attire (Nintendo Entertainment Systems and 64-bit)

$25 | 125 Guests

Martini Monday

Monday, October 30th


The Clubhouse at The Red Mile


Hosts: Anne Allen, Sylvia Cerel-Suhl, Arlene Cohen, Jill Hall, Lindy Karns, Erica Mash, Robin Thomerson, Simone Salomon, Kimberly Stigers, Jane Warner 


Nobody needs another manic Monday. Instead stir…or shake…that routine up and start your week out right with Martini Monday. Come on out to Red Mile for conversations and libations and enjoy the awesome ambiance of this Lexington landmark. This is the perfect opportunity to catch up over cocktails with colleagues, reunite with old friends, meet new acquaintances, and network with movers, shakers, and headline makers. Do not miss this opportunity to mix, mingle, and martini. Guests will receive two complimentary drink tickets. Cash bar also available.


Inner Diva Attire

$50, $75, $100 | 150 Guests


The Wedding You Wish You’d Had

Saturday, November 11th


Lost Palm at the Manchester


Hosts: Anne and Wes Murry


What if you could have the excitement and elegance of a wedding with no annoying nuptials? Now, you can. We are throwing the wedding you wish you had. Unbox that white gown or pull that too-tight and too-tacky bridesmaid dress, then rip off the ruffles, spray paint it black, or slice a slit up the side. Or flaunt a frock your mother-in-law would despise. This day is truly all about you. Gather your (bridal) party and take the elevator up to the glamourous Lost Palm rooftop bar where you’ll enjoy fabulous food, cool cocktails, live music, and a true bridal party. There may even be a special appearance from the world’s grumpiest guest, Ouiser, who’ll cut the “repulsive” armadillo cake made famous in “Steel Magnolias.” Bring your favorite wedding photo for a special interactive art installation. One more thing, best dressed will win a night at the Manchester!


Repurposed Wedding or Festive Formal Attire

$250 | 200 Guests