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What's Up in Lexington/Rockbridge, Mardi Gras?

Here’s the next installment of our roundup of events in the Lexington and Rockbridge area, compiled by 3L Hannah Shtein. It maybe below zero outside, but Mardi Gras-Lexington Edition-is on! And it’s restaurant week!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Jane Austen’s “Mansfield Park”, a new musical. Southern Virginia University (through Saturday, February 21). 7:30pm, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Southern Virginia University, Chandler Hall, Buena Vista (540) 261-8464 $10adults, $7 seniors and children 12 and under, $32 family rate. A new musical based on Jane Austen’s novel. Impoverished Fanny Price is raised by her wealthy relations at Mansfield Park. When sophisticated siblings Mary and Henry Crawford move into the neighborhood, Fanny finds the normally predictable Mansfield Park turned upside-down with messy love affairs and moral dilemmas.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Ballet: Swan Lake & Other Contemporary Works, 3pm & 7:30pm. Lenfest Center, W&L University. $12.adult | $7/student. 540-463-3436. Come out and enjoy a classic as portrayed by the ballet dancers of the Rockbridge Ballet as they celebrate 30 years of performing in the Rockbridge area.

Live @ The Lab with Brett Twitty & Ryan Russell, 6:00pm, Blue Lab Brewing Company, 123 S. Randolph St., (540) 458-0146.

Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball, 8:00pm, The Robert E. Lee Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 30 South Main Street, Lexington, (540) 461-8484. Advance Tickets: $30/person, $55/couple. Tickets at Door: $35/person, $65/couple. Wear your best mask and join us for a night of reverie with live music and dancing. A decadent horsd’oeuvres buffet including muffaletta sandwiches, beignets and traditional king cake, and cash bar. Prizes for best costumes and the person who finds the baby in the king cake! RSVP by calling the hotel at (540) 461-8484. Be safe – Rooms are available for after the party! Ask our reservations specialist when you call.

Lexington Restaurant Week
DAILY (through February 28th), 8:00am – 11:00pm, Downtown Lexington & Surrounding Area. Dozens of restaurants and food-related retail shops in Lexington will be participating in our Winter Restaurant Week. The theme this year is “Knock the Chill Off!”, with dining and shopping offerings focusing on all things warm, cozy, and delicious. Pick up a postcard listing all the specials and discounts — and enter to win one of over two dozen gift certificates in our Restaurant Week Sweepstakes! Come out of your winter hibernation and join us for a week-long celebration of food.

Wednesday, February 25

Growler Grab Day at the Devils Backbone Outpost, Devils Backbone Brewing Company, Outpost Tap Room, 50 Northwind Lane, Lexington, (540) 462-6200 (every Wednesday). Visit the Tap Room and fill up your 64 oz. growler for $5 on Wednesdays. Each week you can fill up your growler with an Outpost brewed beer at this special price!
WEEKLY Lexington INDOOR Winter Farmers Market, 18 East Nelson Street. Every Wednesday the market will bring you locally produced vegetables, eggs, baked goods, fruit, cheese, honey, chestnuts, and more. For information contact Mitch Wapner at 463-9234.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Trivia Night in the Tap Room Devils Backbone Outpost, 6-8pm, Devils Backbone Outpost Brewery & Tap Room, 50 Northwind Lane, Lexington, (540) 462-6200. Test your knowledge as DB team member Ann leads Trivia Night in the Tap Room. Enter as individual or team up for a great night of beers and friendly competition at the Outpost!
Think n’ Drink Trivia @ Blue Lab Brewing Company, 6:00pm, Blue Lab Brewing Company, 123 S. Randolph St., (540) 458-0146 (every Thursday).

Friday, February 27, 2015

Live @ The Lab, 6:00pm, Blue Lab Brewing Company, 123 S. Randolph St., (540) 458-0146. Enjoy a pint while listening to acoustic rock and roll. Live @ The Lab with Alex Shreve!