Frankfort & nearby
>An opening reception for an exhibit featuring the works of Laura Ross entitled “New Ceramics” and Ellen Glasgow’s “Oils & Monotypes” is 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Capital Gallery, 314 Lewis St. The public is invited to the reception for the exhibition, which continues through Dec. 31.
Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information call 502-223-2649.
>The 29th annual Franklin County High School Band Bazaar Arts and Crafts Show is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the school. There will be more than 100 vendors participating, a silent auction and concessions.
>The Compassionate Friends Candlelight Remembrance Service is set for 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Hospice of the Bluegrass, 643 Teton Trail. The event is to honor and remember all children who have died of any cause. Guest speakers arte Misti Lynn Hall and Tess Brunmeier with a special performance by singer, songwriter Michael Nunley.
>SHELBYVILLE — The Shelby County Community Theatre will hold auditions for the musical “Nunsense,” written by Dan Goggin and directed by Mike Seely, at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the theatre. Parts are available for five women.
Those auditioning will be asked to do cold readings from the script or perform a one-minute monologue. They should also prepare a solo to perform at the audition. Performance dates are Feb. 14-16 and 21-23. The theatre is located at 801 Main St. For more information, call 502-633-0222.
>The Grand Theatre will present a high-definition showing of the acclaimed revival of the classic comic stage play “Private Lives” at 7 p.m. Dec. 11. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for students.
The program will include a behind-the-scenes look at the West End production and a short feature on the enduring popularity of Noel Coward. The running time is about 2 hours, 20 minutes; it is rated PG-13.
Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at the Grand ticket office, 312 W. Main St. between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays or by calling 502-352-7469. The Grand is located at 308 St. Clair St.
Legendary playwright and composer Noel Coward wrote “Private Lives” in 1930. The play tells the story of a divorced couple, Elyot and Amanda, who, while honeymooning with their new spouses, discover they are staying at the same hotel. Their accidental meeting rekindles old feelings.
>The “Music on the Mountaintop” concert series at Church of the Ascension (Episcopal), 311 Washington St., concludes its first season 7 p.m. Dec. 13 with a performance by singer and musician Sarah Wood. The performance is free and open to the public; no reservations are needed and light refreshments will be available.
LEXINGTON — The Southern Lights driving route at the Kentucky Horse Park is open to vehicles from 5:30-10 p.m. nightly through Dec. 31. The additional attractions inside the park will be open every night except Nov. 28 and Dec. 24-31. The cost is $15 per car Sunday through Thursday evenings and $20 per car on Friday and Saturday nights.
For more information, contact the KHP Foundation at 859-255-5727, firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting www.SouthernLightsKy.org or www.KyHorsePark.com.