Frankfort & nearby
Capital Expo Festival opens TODAY and continues through Saturday at the Capital Plaza Complex. The event features arts and crafts, entertainment, food and more.
Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd., will host six performances of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, beginning at 7 TONIGHT and continuing Friday and Saturday at 7 and then June 14-16, also at 7.
Tickets are $10 each and may be purchased in advance at Kentucky Employees Credit Union or Completely Kentucky. Tickets will also be available at the park prior to the performances.
Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller Psycho will kick off the Summer Classic Film Series at the Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair St. Psycho will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $6 each.
Tickets may be purchased at the door or at the Grand Theatre ticket office, 312 W. Main St., weekdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. or by calling 352-7469.
The sixth annual Living in History Home and Garden Tour, presented by The Garden Club of Frankfort and the Frankfort Tourist Commission, is set for Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tour tickets for the tour are $15 and available in advance or on the day of the tour from the Frankfort Tourist Commission, 875-8687. Lunch will be served at the Frankfort Country Club from 11-2 for and additional $15 and reservations are recommended. There will also be boutique shopping in the lobby of the clubhouse.
Author and historian Wayne Winkler will present two sessions on Melungeon history and culture on Saturday, June 9 as part of the Kentucky Genealogical Society/Kentucky Historical Society “Second Saturday” family-history workshop series.
The workshop will begin at 10:30 a.m. and end at 1:30 p.m. at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway. A light lunch will be available for $6 payable at the door when requested in advance. To register, phone the center’s library reference desk at (502) 564-1792, ext. 4460, or send e-mail to KHSrefdesk@ky.gov.
For more information on this and future Second Saturday family-history workshops, visit http://history.ky.gov/sub.php?
DANVILLE – The Great American Band Festival continues all weekend in Danville.
Next week & beyond
A yard sale to benefit L.I.F.E. House for Animals, CASA and the youth activities sponsored by the Rotary Club of Frankfort will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, June 16 in the gymnasium at Frankfort High School, 315 Ewing St. Anyone wishing to donate items for the sale should bring them to the gym between 10 and 2 on Friday, June 15.
The Frankfort Boat Club and the Kentucky River Authority are sponsoring a river sweep on Saturday, June 16. Volunteers are needed to help pick-up trash along the river between the Julian M. Carroll Bridge (KY 676/East-West Connector) downstream to Lock 4.
Volunteers should meet at the Frankfort Boat Dock at 10 a.m. Trash bags will be supplied and a cookout lunch will be provided for all participants at 1 p.m. at the dock. High water/rain date is June 23. Call 502-229-0857 for more information.
The Bluegrass Theatre Guild’s production of the musical Annie will be staged at Franklin County High School on June 21-22 at 7:30 p.m., June 23 at 2 and 7 and at 2 on June 24. To purchase tickets, contact Leslie Noell at 695-1369.
NEW HAVEN – Thomas The Tank Engine will be offering rides June 9-10 in New Haven, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. each day at 136 S. Main St.
Tickets for Day Out with Thomas™: The Mystery Tour 2012 are on sale now and available by calling Ticketweb toll-free (866) 468-7630, or by visiting www.ticketweb.com/thomas.html or www.kyrail.org Ticket prices are $18 plus tax for ages 2 and up (service charges and fee may apply).
For more information and directions, call (800) 272-0152 or visit www.kyrail.org
For information on Thomas & Friends™, visit www.thomasandfriends.com/dowt
The first Farmers Bank Summer Concert continues at 7 p.m. Friday, June 22 on the lawn of the Old Capitol. Performing will be Everyday People and the March Madness Marching Band. Additional Summer Concert dates are: July 6 and 20, Aug. 3, 17 and 31. For more information visit www.downtownfrankfort.com.
Second Chance for Love & Murder is set for Friday, June 22, 7 p.m. at The Meeting House B&B, Ann and Mero. Tickets are $45 and include a three-course meal, show and tip. For menu options and to purchase tickets, call (859) 494-2877 or go to www.bluegrassmysterytheatre.com.
Buffalo Trace Distillery announces a partnership with Michael Johnathon’s “WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour” to celebrate Kentucky Music by bringing two Kentucky favorites together for a double-broadcast production on June 23.
Singers Bobby Osborne, most known for “Rocky Top,” and Joan Osborne, best known for her international hit single “One of Us” will both perform live in two separate shows on the grounds of Buffalo Trace Distillery.
Tickets (one ticket to attend both tapings) are available now for $25 and can be purchased at all area Liquor Barn locations, or at the Buffalo Trace Distillery Visitor Center, or online at www.buffalotracedistillery.com/woodsongs. WoodSongs Partners will get priority seating.
Bash in the Bluegrass, a country couture barn party to benefit Hospice of the Bluegrass, will be Saturday, Sept. 22 at Gainsborough Farm in Versailles. Visit http://www.hospicebg.org/events.html for more information.
SHELBYVILLE – Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of ‘Til Beth Do Us Part, written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, directed by Chris Wise continues this weekend.
Remaining performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., concluding with at 2:30 p.m. matinee Sunday. Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors (62+), $10 students. For reservations, call (502) 633-0242. The theater, where all performances are staged, is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville.
VERSAILLES – The Woodford Theatre’s production of Smoke on the Mountain continues at various dates and times through Sunday at the Falling Springs Recreational Center, 275 Beasley Dr. For production times, ticket prices and/or reservations, call the box office at (859) 873-0648 or visit www.woodfordtheatre.com. The box office is open from 1-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
DANVILLE – The Pioneer Playhouse, 840 Stanford Rd., opens its 63rd season with a production of Dracula Bites, The play continues through June 23. Dinner is at 7:30 each evening and show time is at 8:30, Tuesday through Saturday. For complete information about shows, ticket prices and /or to reserve tickets, visit pioneerplayhouse.com, email pioneer@misnet, or call (850) 236-2747 or (866) 597-5297.
Plays continue through August and are staged indoors if it rains.
Liberty Hall Historic Site includes Liberty Hall and the Orlando Brown House, both located on Wilkinson Street. The houses are open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Tours of Liberty Hall start at noon, 1:30, and 3, leaving from the Orlando Brown House. Admission to the Orlando Brown House is free; there is a small charge for tours of Liberty Hall.
Through June 23: On exhibit at the Orlando Brown House, Elegance and Opulence: Fashions of the Titanic Era, featuring gowns from 1905-15 from the Liberty Hall Collections in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic; free admission.
Kentucky Historical Society
The Kentucky Historical Society’s new exhibition, Civil War: My Brother, My Enemy runs through Dec. 8 in the Keeneland Changing Exhibits Gallery at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, Broadway and Ann Streets.
Regular public hours of operation are: Wednesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Thursday, 10-8; Friday and Saturday, 10-5. For more information about KHS, its exhibitions and programs, visit www.history.ky.gov.
An exhibition of photography by Lexington artist Linda F. Blumer continues through July 13 at the Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery at the Kentucky Employees Credit Union, 100 Moore Dr. The gallery is open during regular credit union hours, Monday through Thursday, 8-5; Friday, 8-6 and Saturday, 9-1.
A nature etching exhibit by Anna Marie Pavlik continues at Capital Cellars, 227 West Broadway, through July 1.
The exhibit will be available for viewing during normal business hours from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.