St. Clair Live! presents live music on the St. Clair Mall. The event features the Highs & Lows, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and the KBE Quartet, 7:45-10 p.m.
Friday & Saturday
The Kentucky Wood Expo is set for Masterson Station Park. For event times and complete information, visit ky.woodexpo.com.
Aviation Day is planned for 9 a.m-2 p.m. at the Capital City Airport. There will be free airplane rides for those 8-17, civilian and military aircraft on display, lunch available and a vendor market. Admission is free.
For more information call 502-564-3714 or visit cca.ky.gov.
A hearthside cooking demonstration will be held noon-4 p.m. in the 1796 kitchen at Liberty Hall, Wilkinson Street. Participants will learn about foods and cooking with recipes featuring locally-produced honey during National Honey Month.
Coming Oct. 4 is Burgoo and Brew at the Browns, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Orlando Brown House. Tickets are $75 per person.
For more information about either event, call 502-227-2560.
The Altrusa Community Gala is 5:30-8:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 201 St. Clair St. The event features a silent auction, dinner and music. Tickets are $20/individual or $30 couple. For reservations or more information, call Adell Kemper at 502-545-2080.
Shining silver stars will be displayed throughout the Hospice Gala, Bash in the Bluegrass beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Frankfort Convention Center. Tickets are $75/person.
For a donation of $20 to Hospice of the Bluegrass, a “Shining Star” can be done in memory or honor of a loved one, or in appreciation of someone who was special during the care of a loved one.
For questions or to request an order form, call Darlene Stivers at 502-330-0523 or Chris Harp at 502-223-1744. Order forms are also available at www.hospicebg.org/bash.
Saturday & Sunday
MIDWAY — The 39th annual Midway Fall Festival is 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday in Midway. Dedicated to the memory of the late RJ Corman, the event features arts and crafts, food, children’s activities, music and entertainment.
For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit midwayfestival.org.
SHELBYVILLE — Auditions for Shelby County Community Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol, adapted by Michael Paller from the story by Charles Dickens, are 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the theatre, 801 Main St.
Parts are available for actors of all ages. Those auditioning should be prepared to do cold readings from the script and sing a Christmas carol of their choice.
Performance dates are Nov. 29-30, and Dec. 1, 6-8. The play is directed by Craig Highley. For more information, call 502-633-0222.
The Franklin County Democratic Executive Committee will host a fall potluck picnic 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lakeview Park. Hamburgers, hot dogs and soft drinks will be provided at this free event. The public is invited to bring a dish and join the fun.
The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair St., will present a special cinema event, “Pompeii from the British Museum,” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The running time is about 90 minutes and the film is rated “R.” Tickets are $15 each, $10 for students, and may be purchased at the door, by visiting the ticket office at 312 W. Main St. between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays or by calling 502-352-7469.
The film offers a view of the museum’s blockbuster show, “Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum.” The exhibit features artifacts documenting everyday life and the tragic, sudden deaths of residents of the two Roman cities during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
Experts in Roman history providing insights to the rare objects and the stories they tell join museum Director Neil MacGregor. Music, poetry and eyewitness accounts will help bring the exhibition to life.
Next up in the Frankfort Arts Foundation’s season is a benefit for Frankfort’s homeless citizens 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at South Frankfort Presbyterian Church, corner of Third and Steele streets. The event, entitled “Someone To Watch Over Me,” will feature pianist Keith McAliley playing George Gershwin’s solo compositions.
Proceeds will go to Access Soup Kitchen & Men’s Shelter, Franklin County Women’s Shelter, Salvation Army and Simon House.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for full-time students and children. They are on sale at Nature’s Way Health Foods and will be available at the door prior to the concert. For information, call 502-330-2773 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bluegrass Theatre Guild will present Don Coffey’s new play, Maisie’s Dead, at the Thornhill Educational Center, 700 Leslie Ave., 7:30 p.m. Sept. 26-28, Oct. 4-5 and 2 p.m. Sept. 29 and Oct. 6. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors/students and will be sold at the door prior to each show. For further information call 502-233-PLAY.
LEXINGTON — The Frankfort Christian Academy presents Faith, Family and Ducks 3 p.m. Sept. 29 at Rupp Arena. The event, which is a fundraiser for TFCA, features six members of the Robertson family from A&E’s Duck Dynasty.
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster, 859-233-3535. For group sales, call 859-233-4567, ext. 3292.
Switzer Covered Bridge Day, hosted by the Switzer Ruritan Club, is set for Oct. 5. Those interested in selling crafts at the festival may call 502-330-4696 to reserve a spot. Space is limited and must be reserved in advance.
The Shakespeare Project, a series of six large paintings by Katherine Knight based on Shakespeare plays, is on display in the gallery at the Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair, through Oct. 31.
The gallery is open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays, during Grand Theatre events, and by appointment through the ticket office on Main Street.
The fall dance session has started for the 2013 community dances, sponsored by the Capital City Historical Dancers and Musicians. The dances take place every Friday from 7-9 p.m. with a potluck snack/refreshment break at 8.
For more information call John Penn at 502-226-1093, Wendy Howe at 502-319-1483, George Fowler at 502-227-7543, Karen Friley and Trent Ripley at 502-352-1801 or Don Coffey at 502-747-5700.