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Frankfort and nearby

Friday

The Grand Theatre presents Dance Kaleidoscope’s “Old Blue Eyes,” contemporary dance to Frank Sinatra classics at 7:30 p.m.

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.

VERSAILLES – An exhibition of work by Frankfort artist Sallie Clay Lanham entitled “Art for Valentines” is set for 6-8 p.m. 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. For more information call 859-536-2385.

Saturday

The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair St., presents a live, high-definition broadcast of the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Rigoletto” at 12:55 p.m.

In this innovative new production, director Michael Mayer places this tale of lust, betrayal and revenge in Las Vegas in 1960. Željko Lucic plays the title role, while Diana Damrau sings the role of his daughter, Gilda. Piotr Beczala portrays the womanizing Duke.

Michele Mariotti conducts the Met orchestra. The running time is about 3 hours, 55 minutes. “Rigoletto” is sung in Italian with English subtitles.

Tickets are $23 each, $18 for students, and may be purchased by visiting the ticket office at 312 W. Main St. between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays or calling 352-7469.

All weekend

SHELBYVILLE – Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of Harvey, by Mary Chase, opens 7:30 p.m. Friday and continues 7:30 p.m. Saturday and then 7:30 Feb. 22-23 with 2:30 p.m. matinees Feb. 17 and 24. 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.

VERSAILLES – The Woodford Theatre concludes its production of Driving Miss Daisy Friday and Saturday with 8 p.m. performances and a matinee 2 p.m. Sunday at Falling Springs Recreational Center, 245 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.

LOUISVILLE – The National Farm Machinery Show and Championship Tractor Pull continues through Sunday at the Kentucky Exposition Center. For complete details, visit www.farmmachineryshow.org, facebook.com/nationalfarmmachineryshow or twitter.com/nfmslouisville.

Upcoming

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.

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 for the Bluegrass Theatre Guild’s presentation of Bad Year for Tomatoes in a dinner theater setting at the Capital Plaza Hotel ballroom March 1-2 with dinner at 6 p.m. and the show starting at 7 and a matinee March 3 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.

The first of four free talks during 2013 on the Civil War sponsored by the Frankfort Civil War Round Table, Capital City Museum and Paul Sawyier Library is set for 7 p.m. Monday, March 4 at the library, 319 Wapping Street. Dr. Jim Klotter will speak on the topic, “Henry Clay, Kentucky, and the Civil War.”

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 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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