The All Frankfort Expo and Chili Cook-off is 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Frankfort Convention Center. Admission to sample the chili and visit the vendors is $5 per person with those 5 and under admitted free.
The Frankfort Arts Foundation presents Classically Black: Piano Compositions by Composers of African Descent featuring pianist Richard Alston 7 p.m. in Bradford Hall on the Kentucky State University campus.
Next up are pianists Jae Won Kim and Mark Tollefsen, 7 p.m. Nov. 1 in Bradford Hall. The FAF Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award will be presented to Rae L. Vansant at the concert.
Tickets for either event are $10 for adults and $5 for full-time students and children. They are on sale now 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 email@example.com.
The Frankfort Kiwanis Club is holding its annual pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. until noon 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.
Fall Fling 2013, a benefit for the Simon House, will be held noon-4 p.m. at Lakeview Park. There will be a silent auction games, activities and a costume contest for children, arts and crafts, food and music. Those attending are asked to bring non-perishable items for the food pantry.
Liberty Hall Historic Site is hosting movie night and trick-or-treating 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 3 admitted free. Concessions and rest rooms are available.
At the Grand
The following events are planned for this weekend and beyond at 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.
Two events are planned for Saturday:
νA live HD streaming of Metropolitan opera is Stostakovich’s The Nose is at 1 p.m. The running time is less than two hours and tickets are $23 for adults and $18 for students.
νSixth Man, A Krazy Love Story about University of Kentucky basketball fans is 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 each. The event is a fundraiser to enable the Grand to purchase a new digital projector.
νThe Grand Theatre and the Kings Center are co-sponsoring a Celebration of the Arts from 3-5 p.m. Sunday. The event is free and open to the public.
νTin Can Buddha will perform 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1. Tickets are $10, $15 and $20.
νThe Third Annual Froggy 101.7 - 104.9 St. Jude Jam is set for 7 p.m. Nov. 2. Featured artists include: Josh Pruno, Greg Bates and Aly’An. All proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Tickets are $5 and are available at Froggy Studios 115 West Main St. and at the door the night of the Jam.
The Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 4075 is holding a fall bazaar 6-8 p.m., Tuesday 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 Phi Beta Psi Sorority will hold its annual Bunko Bash Tuesday at the Woman’s Club Building, 200 Washington St. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and play at 7. The cost is $15 per person and all proceeds will be used by the sorority to help fund cancer research. For more information or to pre-register, call Karen at 502-223-8644.
Morning Pointe, 68 C. Michael Davenport Blvd., will conduct trick-or-treating from 5:50-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Those participating can go door-to-door in the facility. There will also be popcorn, cotton candy and hotdogs.
The Franklin County High School Drama Department will stage The Pink Panther Strikes Again 7 p.m. Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 and 2 p.m. Nov. 3 in the school auditorium.
The Frankfort Christian Academy will hold its annual auction Nov. 1 in the gymnasium at the school, 1359A U.S. 421 South. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with the auction beginning at 6:30. Individual tickets are $35, student tickets are $10 and a Gold Table Sponsor is $500.
For more information, call 502-695-0744 or visit FrankfortChristian.org.
The Bluegrass Theatre Guild will celebrate 30 Years of Musical Theatre Nov. 2 at First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington St. The event, which is free, begins with a social time from 7-7:30 p.m. followed by the program at 7:30. For more information call 502-223-7529 or visit bluegrasstheatreguild.com.
Critterpalooza, which had to be postponed last Saturday because of inclement weather, has been rescheduled for 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 2 at Jack Williams Pavilion in Juniper Hill Park. The event will feature a variety of activities including food, music, a pet parade and costume contest and pet adoptions. Contact Johnna Ballinger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-227-1866 to donate or volunteer.
SHELBYVILLE — Shelby County Community Theatre presents the Reginald Bareham Variety Show 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2 at the theater, 801 Main St. Saturday. Featured at the event are the Funky GroundH2O Blugrass Band and other local singers and musicians.
Tickets, which will be available at the door, are adults $15, seniors $12 and students $10. The show is part of the Upstairs at 801 Series. For more information, call 502-633-0222.
An Indian Still Hunt for ages seven and up is set for 2-3:15 p.m. Nov. 3 at Fort Hill Park. Still hunting was practiced by the American Indians to observe and learn.
Participants will gather at the shelter and prepare for the Still Hunt and then go to separate spots and sit for 30 minutes observing and learning. After the hunt participants will return to a campfire to share their experience and drink hot chocolate. Dress warmly.
The free program is sponsored by Frankfort’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites. For more information visit www.frankfortparksandrec.com or call Julia at 502-227-3276.