The Bluegrass Theatre Guild’s staging of Don Coffey’s new play, Maisie’s Dead, opens 7:30 at the Thorn Hill Education Center, 700 Leslie Ave. It continues 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Oct. 4-5 with 2 p.m. matinees Sunday 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.
Hot Chocolate and the Marshmallows will perform 11:30 a.m. in this year’s final Lunchtime Concert at the Ward Oates Amphitheater next to Liberty Hall behind the Kentucky Bar Association. Those attending the free event may bring a sack lunch.
Next up in the Frankfort Arts Foundation’s season is a benefit for Frankfort’s homeless citizens 7 p.m. 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.
St. Clair Live! presents Mark Greenwell, Rich Waddle and Chester, 6:30-10 p.m. on the Saint Clair Mall.
The Frankfort Audubon Society will hold a guided bird walk beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Salato Wildlife Center, Louisville Road. Participants are asked to meet at the picnic shelter with drinking water and binoculars, if you have them. Dress for the weather and for mud since the walk will cover the Habitrek and Prairie trails. For more information, visit https://sites.google.com/site/frankfortaudubon/.
A free Kids Festival hosted by the Franklin Baptist Association is 4-7 p.m. in the parking lot of the Ash Building, 14 Reilly Road off Wilkinson Blvd., across from Buffalo Trace Distillery. There will be carnival games with prizes, a dunking booth, inflatables, a Velcro wall, food, door prizes including four new bicycles, face painting and live music. For more information, call David Rayborn at 502-875-7771.
MIDWAY — End of Harvest Buffet is at 6 p.m. Holly Hill Inn. Stirfry Musette will provide entertainment. The cost is $40 per person and dinner is served at 7. Cost is $40. Make reservations by calling Donna at (859) 846-4732.
The Great Pumpkin Festival at Happy Jack’s Pumpkin Farm, 966 Hickman Hill Road is noon-4 p.m. The Run the Pumpkin Patch 3K is at 2 p.m. There is an admission charge involving a donation to the Leukemia Society.
LEXINGTON — The Frankfort Christian Academy presents Faith, Family and Ducks 3 p.m. 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.
Russ Hatter’s Murder & Mayhem Tours return every Thursday night in October beginning Oct. 3, 7:30, leaving from the Capital City Museum, 325 Ann St. Hatter leads tour participants through the alleys and backstreets of downtown Frankfort sharing stories of the dark side of Kentucky’s capital city. Some 30 murders occurred within a few blocks of the museum
Reservations are required and may be made by calling 502-696-0607 or emailing Hatter at email@example.com. The Oct. 17 tour is already filled but space remains in all others. Tours are held rain or shine. Because of the graphic and gruesome content the tours are for adults only, 18 and over.
Burgoo and Brew at the Browns’ is 6:30-9:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Orlando Brown House. Tickets are $75 per person. For more information about either event, call Liberty Hall Historic Site at 502-227-2560.
A collection of photography by Alexey Stiop is on display at the Jane Chancellor Moore Gallery at Kentucky Employees Credit Union, 100 Moore Dr., through Dec. 6. The gallery is open during regular credit union hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8-6 Friday and 9-1 Saturday. A reception for the artist will be held 5-7 p.m. Oct. 4.
VERSAILLES — The Woodford Theatre presents 9 to 5: The Musical, a comedy based on the hit movie that centers around three office workers who turn the tables on their sexist boss. The play is set for Oct. 4-6, 11-13 and 18-20. Friday and Saturday stagings are at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 at the Woodford Theatre, 275 Beasley Dr.. a part of the Falling Springs Recreational Center.
Tickets are $19 for adults and $12 for students. Groups of 20 or more receive a 10 percent discount. To purchase tickets call 859-873-0648 or visit www.woodfordtheatre.com.
Friends of the Franklin County Farmers Market and FrankfortCAN will hold a Farm/Solar Tour 2013 departing from the Farmers Market Pavilion 1 p.m. Oct. 5. Visit some of the farms that produce our food and see how the farming community uses solar energy.
For more information or to register, visit www.FCMarket.org or call 502-219-1856. The cost is $10/person; free for children 12 and under.
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.
At the Grand
The following events are planned for the Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair St. Here’s how to purchase tickets: online at www.grandtheatrefrankfort.org; by visiting the ticket office, 312 W. Main St., weekdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.; or calling 502-352-7469.
νNew Orleans music icon Aaron Neville will perform 7:30 p.m. Monday. Tickets are $40-$65.
νDwight Icenhower, a three-time champion Elvis Presley tribute artist will perform 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3. Tickets are $20, $25 and $35.
νThe new season of live, high-definition broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera in New York begins 1 p.m. Oct. 5, with a new production of Peter I. Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin.” Tickets are $23 each, $18 for students. In addition, they may also be purchased at the door.
Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien star as the lovestruck Tatiana and imperious Onegin in this new production by Deborah Warner. Fiona Shaw directs this romance set in the late 19th century. Piotr Beczala plays Lenski, Onegin’s friend turned rival. Russian maestro Valery Gergiev conducts the Met Orchestra.
The running time is about four hours. The opera is sung in Russian with English subtitles.
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.