Baan Isaan Thai Gourmet has opened a bar-club with live entertainment and music from different eras.
The Retro Bar & Club is open 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, and 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday at the restaurant, 115 North Locust Hill Drive. Each night will feature different music from the '40s through '90s. A Thai buffet will be served from 9 p.m. to midnight.
Call (859) 309-0534 or go to Baanisaan.net.
■ Acres of Land Winery in Richmond is releasing two new wines Saturday: a late-harvest vignoles and a 2006 cabernet sauvignon. Robert Sharp II is the new executive chef and will serve fresh fruit and imported cheeses from noon to 4 p.m. The winery is at 2285 Barnes Mill Road in Richmond. Call (859) 328-3000 or go to Acresoflandwinery.com.
■ Chrisman Mill Vineyards, 2385 Chrisman Mill Road, Nicholasville, is having a surf-or-turf cookout Saturday. The menu features steak or shrimp, salad and mashed potato bars, and dessert. The cost is $25. Music by Acke & Hale will be 7 to 10 p.m. Call (859) 881-5007, Ext. 1, or go to Chrismanmill.com.
■ Jean Farris Winery & Bistro, 6825 Old Richmond Road, is offering Sunday Supper from noon to 7 p.m. instead of separate brunch and dinner seating times. The winery no longer is serving Saturday brunch but will open the wine bar at noon serving wine, cheese and charcuterie. Call (859) 263-9463 or go to Jeanfarris.com.
■ Smith-Berry Winery, 855 Drennon Road, New Castle, is releasing a new riesling Saturday. The winery's first off-dry riesling will be available for tasting and sales at the August dinner/concert series from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Entertainment will be by Old School Band. The cost is $22.95. The menu includes grilled pork chop sandwiches and marinated chicken breasts. Call (502) 845-7091 or go to Smithberrywinery.com.
■ Chef Ouita Michel is serving a six-course Summer in Madrid wine dinner Saturday at Holly Hill Inn, 426 North Winter Street, Midway. The menu includes courses with fresh Gulf seafood and paella. The cost is $50. An optional Spanish wine pairing with dinner is $35. Call (859) 846-4732.
■ Rich Parducci of McNab Ridge Winery in Mendocino County, Calif., will be the guest winemaker at WineStyles, 2535 Nicholasville Road, from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Parducci will talk about his family's 70-plus years in the business. Call (859) 278-9463.
■ Catering by Donna is offering several dinner options for Picnic With the Pops on Aug. 17 and 18. Entrees range from $27 for grilled Southwestern chicken to $29.50 for Angus beef tenderloin. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available. Call (859) 269-0978.
■ The Melting Pot has partnered with Warner Home Entertainment to mark the release of The Lucky One on Blu-ray by offering a chance to win a getaway for two to New Orleans. To enter, go to Meltingpottheluckyonesweeps.com through Sept. 7. The Melting Pot's Lexington location is at 152 West Tiverton Way. Call (859) 254-6358.
Farmers market reports
■ Bluegrass Farmers Market has tomatoes, green beans, corn, melons, squash and cucumbers. Locations and hours are: 3450 Richmond Road, in the Pedal the Planet and Fast Signs parking lot, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday; and 730 Millpond Road, in the parking lot of the Willow Oak Pool, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday. Go to Localharvest.org/blog/29529.
■ Lexington Farmers Market is selling tickets for its annual Taste of the Farm dinner in Cheapside Park on Aug. 25. Go to Lexingtonfarmersmarket.com. Fresh at the markets are blackberries, grapes, sweet corn, summer squash, heirloom tomatoes, onions, garlic, potatoes, assorted cheeses, wine, honey, prepared foods, and cut flowers.
Sharon Thompson: (859) 231-3321. Twitter: @FlavorsofKY. Blog: Flavorsofkentucky.bloginky.com.