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Friday

The first ArtWalk of 2013 will be 5-8 p.m. in downtown Frankfort. Sponsored by Downtown Frankfort Inc. and the Kentucky Employees Credit Union, more than 20 studios, galleries and exhibition spaces will be displaying the works of more than 50 artists, many of whom will be on site during ArtWalk.

Paintings, sketches, photography, pottery, jewelry and more represent the variety and vibrancy of local artists’ creative expressions. Complete ArtWalk information is available at www.downtownfrankfort.com.

Saturday

Good Shepherd School, 75 Shepherd Way, is hosting An Evening in Paris. Drinks and appetizers are at 6 p.m. with a buffet dinner at 7. There will also be live and silent auctions, a $5,000 cash prize raffle with the drawing at 10 and entertainment. For more information call 227-4511, 223-5041 or visit frankfortgoodsheperd.org.

All weekend

VERSAILLES – The Woodford Theatre continues its production of Driving Miss Daisy Friday through Sunday then Feb. 15-17. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. and Sunday performances begin at 2 at 275 Beasley Rd.

The box office opens one hour before show times and tickets may be ordered on line at www.woodfordtheatre.com or by calling the box office at 859-873-0648.

At the Grand

The Grand Theatre has a full slate of activities on tap for February. For more information and/or to purchase tickets, visit the box office, 312 Main St., 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday through Friday, call 352-7469 or go to grandtheatrefrankfort.org.

The Oscar-nominated drama Beasts of the Southern Wild will be shown 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is $8.

“Beasts” is a fantasy-drama tale of the struggle of a young girl and her ailing father trying to survive in a flooding bayou community threatened by ancient creatures set free by melting polar ice caps.

“Beasts” has been nominated for an Oscar for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay. Its young leading actress, nine-year-old Quvenzhave’ Wallis, is the youngest nominee ever in that category.

Tickets may be purchased at the door or by contacting the box office weekdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at 352-7469.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo featuring African a capella harmonies is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Dance Kaleidoscope’s “Old Blue Eyes,” contemporary dance to Frank Sinatra classics is 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15.

When the Dance Kaleidoscope dance company visits Frankfort for a performance Feb. 15, young Frankfort-area dancers will have an opportunity to learn from the dance professionals.

The Grand is sponsoring two free dance classes at the Frankfort School of Ballet, 340 St. Clair St. An advanced class for dancers ages 10-18 will be conducted Feb. 13. A beginning class for dancers 8-15 will take place Feb. 14. Both classes start at 3:30 p.m. and are limited to 30 students. Each class will last about 90 minutes.

To register, call the Grand ticket office.

Rigoletto by Verdi, “La Donna e Mobile” is at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16.

Upcoming

February Teas for adults at the Orlando Brown House will be held noon, Feb. 15-16 and a Children’s Tea 2:30 p.m. Feb. 16. The cost for each tea is $22 or $20 for members. Reservations must be made by Feb. 11 by calling 227-2560. Candleberry Tea Room is providing food and beverages.

VERSAILLES – An exhibition of work by Frankfort artist Sallie Clay Lanham entitled “Art for Valentines” opens Friday, Feb. 15 at the Solaris Art Gallery, 224 Yellow Jacket Dr. There will be live music by the Firebird Chamber Ensemble and chocolates. A free red rose will be given to each family attending. The event is planned for 6-8 p.m. One rose per family. For more information call 859-536-2385.

Registration is being accepted through Feb. 20 for girls who are currently juniors in high school for the Distinguished Young Women of Frankfort Scholarship Program. Register at www.distinguishedyw.org.

Orientation will be Sunday, Feb. 24. For more information contact Kara Johnson at kwjohnson@fewpb.net or 502-330-8900

­SHELBYVILLE – Shelby County Community Theatre’s upcoming production of Harvey, by Mary Chase, will be staged 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15-16, 22-23 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 17 and 24 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 seniors, and $10 students. The reservation line is 502-633-0242. The theatre is located at 801 Main St., Shelbyville.

LOUISVILLE – The National Farm Machinery Show and Championship Tractor Pull is set for Feb. 13-16 at the Kentucky Exposition Center. For complete details, visit www.farmmachineryshow.org, facebook.com/nationalfarmmachineryshow or twitter.com/nfmslouisville.

Tickets are on sale for the Bluegrass Theatre Guild’s presentation of Bad Year for Tomatoes in a dinner theater setting at the Capital Plaza Hotel ballroom March 1 and 2 with dinner at 6 p.m. and the show starting at 7 and a matinee March 2 with lunch at 1 and the show at 2. Tickets for dinner and the show are $25 and must be paid in advance. Call 223-2117 for reservations.

BEREA – Nathan White will speak on “The 10th Mountain Division during World War II” at the bi-monthly meeting of the Central Kentucky World War II Roundtable beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 at the Dinner Bell Restaurant, exit 76 off I-75 at Berea.

A buffet meal will be served for $15 per person. Reservations are necessary and must be made by Wednesday, Feb. 13. Call Phillip Seyfrit, 859-623-8979 or 624-0013 for more information or reservations.

Former Miss Kentucky State University Shana McCombs is   kicking off her “Let Go! Let God!” 2013 tour at Kentucky State University 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 in Bradford Hall  Auditorium.  Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity is sponsoring the event.

“Let Go! Let God”  is a  comical spiritual play that showcases the writer’s conviction that “spiritual ignorance” occurs when individuals “… don’t let go and let God.”

Cast members are Aynna Parr, Imani Gordan, Bridgette McCombs, Jasmine Jones, Allison May, Christian Radford, Nicholas Williams, Barry Jones, Linden Harris,  Kenneth Ellis, Latyon Boyd,  Edward Simmons, and Kelvin Byers, all students or graduates of Kentucky State University.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students and the public is invited. For more information or reserved seating, call McCombs, 270-719-1042.

Tickets are on sale now for the Franklin County Republican Women’s Club’s Lincoln Day Dinner Saturday, March 9 at the Capital Plaza Hotel. Hospitality begins at 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 7. Rep. Andy Barr will be the speaker.

Tickets are $30/person before Feb. 28 and $35 after. They are available Monday through Thursday at the Kentucky Republican Headquarters, 330-1764.

Ongoing

The Capital City Historical Dancers and Musicians spring dance sessions are being held   in the Thorn Hill Education Center gym 7-9 p.m. each Friday through Friday, April 26.   The dances are simple and fun for the whole family. 

 The cost for all 12 dances is $20 for individuals, $30 for couples and $40 for the entire family. The charge at the door is, respectively, $3, $5 and $8. For more information call John Penn (226-1093), Phyllis Rogers (875-3713), Sylvia and Don Coffey (502- 747-5700), George Fowler (227-7543) or Trent Ripley (352-1801).

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