Bluegrasss/Newgrass legend Sam Bush is on stage 7:30 p.m. at the Grand Theatre. Bush is three-time Grammy Award winner, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. Tickets are $55, $40 and $30. Call the box office, 502-352-7469, to see if any remain.
Critterpalooza, set for 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Jack Williams Pavilion in Juniper Hill Park, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The event will feature a variety of activities including food, music, a pet parade and costume contest and pet adoptions.
Contact Johnna Ballinger at email@example.com or 502-227-1866 to donate or volunteer.
A Hearthside Cooking Demonstration is set for noon-4 p.m. at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 202 Wilkinson St. Learn about early Kentucky foodways and cooking technology. For more information call 502-227-2560.
Octoberfest, the festival once known as Pumpkinfest, is 11 a.m.-3 p.m. downtown. The event features live music, giveaways and activities for all.
A Full Moon Walk is planned for 7:30-9 p.m. at Fort Hill Park, weather permitting. The walk is for those ages 4 and older and will be led by Julia Rome and Josh Downs. For more information visit frankfortparksandrec.com.
VERSAILLES — This is the final weekend for the Woodford Theatre’s staging of 9 to 5: The Musical, a comedy based on the hit movie. The play is Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Friday and Saturday stagings are at 8 p.m. with the Sunday matinee at 2 at the Woodford Theatre, 275 Beasley Dr.
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.
Auditions for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever will be held Monday in the Karen Hatter Theater at Frankfort High School. The annual play is sponsored by the Frankfort High School Drama Club under the direction of Andrew Tippett.
Auditions for FHS students only are at 5 p.m., with children from the community in grades one through eight invited to audition at 6:30. Performance dates are Dec. 6-9 at the school.
The auditions will consist of readings from the script. Those auditioning are asked to bring a list of conflicts through the performance dates. For more information, visit the FHS Drama Club Facebook page, facebook.com/fhsdramaclub.
The Capital City Shrine Club will hold its annual bean soup feast from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Boone National Guard Center. The cost is $5 for all-you-can-eat bean soup, cornbread, dessert and drink. All proceeds will benefit the club.
The All Frankfort Expo and Chili Cook-off is 4:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Frankfort Convention Center. The cost to enter the cook-off is $35 and admission to sample the chili and visit the vendors is $5 per person with those 5 and under admitted free.
For more information and details, call the Frankfort Area Chamber of Commerce at 502-223-8261.
The Frankfort Arts Foundation presents Classically Black: Piano Compositions by Composers of African Descent featuring pianist Richard Alston 7 p.m. Oct. 25 in Bradford Hall on the Kentucky State University campus.
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 Frankfort Kiwanis Club is holding its annual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. until noon Oct. 26 at First Christian Church, 316 Ann St. The theme of this year’s breakfast is “Share A Tradition” and will offer pancakes, sausage, gravy and biscuits, juice, milk and coffee for $5 per person. Tickets are available from any Kiwanis Club member or at the door Saturday morning.
Liberty Hall Historic Site is hosting movie night and trick-or-treating Oct. 26 with the gate opening at 6 p.m. and the movie, Jeepers! The Creepers are after Bud and Lou!, an 83-minute 1948 film featuring Bud Abbott and Lou Costello as they meet Frankenstein.
The event is an outdoor one, weather permitting. Those coming should bring a lawn chair or blanket. The cost is $3 per person with children under three admitted free. Concessions and rest rooms are available.
The Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 4075 is holding a fall bazaar 6-8 p.m., Oct. 29 at the post, 104 E. Second St. Children 12 and under are welcome to come in costume with their families. There will be games, prizes, punch and cookies.
The following events are planned for the Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair St. Here’s how to purchase tickets: online at the website, grandtheatrefrankfort.org; by visiting the ticket office, 312 W. Main St., weekdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.; calling 502-352-7469; or at the door.
Sixth Man, A Krazy Love Story about University of Kentucky basketball fans is 7 p.m. Oct. 26. Tickets are $10 each. The event is a fundraiser to enable the Grand to purchase a new digital projector.
Next in the Grand’s live HD streaming of Metropolitan opera is Stostakovich’s The Nose, 1 p.m. Oct. 26. The running time is less than two hours and tickets are $23 for adults and $18 for students.
The Grand Theatre and the Kings Center are co-sponsoring a Celebration of the Arts from 3-5 p.m. Oct. 27. The event is free and open to the public.
The event will feature work by Kings Center students done this summer, including: pottery from a course at Broadway Clay; poetry produced in a workshop led by Slam Poet, Snacks Hawkins, sharing poems compiled into a booklet; work from an oral interpretation class led by Dr. Shannon Broga at Kentucky State University, writing and performing, some of which will be performed on the Grand stage; and dances from a class taught by Rodney Gilbert, the KSU dance team choreographer.
The celebration will end with music by Jashawn Boles, a slide show of 2013 Kings Center activities, and a reception in the Art Gallery. For more information call the Kings Center at 502-227-8010 or email Kay Scott at email@example.com.
The Shakespeare Project, a series of six large paintings by Katherine Knight based on Shakespeare plays, is on display in the theatre gallery, which is open 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays, during events, and by appointment through the ticket office.