Here and There in Frankfort

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Frankfort
& nearby
Tonight-Saturday

The Frankfort Performing Arts Ensemble will raise funds and awareness to end violence against women and girls with its upcoming production of The Vagina Monologues at 7 p.m. TONIGHT through Saturday night at the Thorn Hill Education Center, 700 Leslie Ave. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Sunshine Center and Family Abuse Services.

Saturday
An ArtWalk “Sneak Peek” Exhibit continues through Saturday at Capital Cellars, Broadway.  This short-run group show, leading up to the full ArtWalk, will offer a “Sneak Peek” sampling of the works of downtown and visiting artists. A reception for the artists is 5-7 p.m. Saturday.

The first ArtWalk of 2014 is 5-8 p.m. Feb. 14. Hosted by Downtown Frankfort Inc. and sponsored by the Kentucky Employees Credit Union, 18 downtown studios, galleries and other exhibition spaces will be displaying the works of more than 50 artists, many of who will be on site during ArtWalk.'

Paintings, sketches, photography, pottery, jewelry and more will represent the variety and vibrancy of local artists’ creative expressions. “Hot, Bright, & Bold!” is the theme for this ArtWalk. Complete ArtWalk information is available at www.downtownfrankfort.com and on Facebook.

Delbert McClinton with special guest Exile will perform Saturday at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero St. Doors open at 7 p.m. For ticket information call the center at 502-564-5335 or visit etix.com.

Tuesday
The “Music on the Mountaintop” concert series at the Church of the Ascension (Episcopal), 311 Washington St., begins the 2014 season at 7 p.m. featuring David Hurt as “Lilley Cornett: Voice of the Forest” in a Kentucky Chautauqua performance. Held in the church’s parish hall, the event is free and open to the public; no reservations are needed, and light refreshments will be available.

At the Grand
These shows and events are planned for the Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair St. Tickets may be purchased at the box office, 312 W. Main St. between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. weekdays, by calling 502-352-7469 or at the door where so noted.

All weekend: There will be three showings of the acclaimed film “Nebraska.”
The family drama will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $8.

“Nebraska” features veteran character actor Bruce Dern as an elderly man who believes he has won a $1 million prize and is joined by his estranged son (Will Forte) in a long trip to the prize headquarters to claim it. June Squibb plays Dern’s long-suffering wife.

“Nebraska” is directed by Alexander Payne (“About Schmidt” and “Sideways”) and has been nominated for six Academy Awards, including best motion picture, best leading actor and best supporting actress.

Saturday: The theatre will present the Metropolitan Opera production of Antonin Dvorak’s “Rusalka” in a live, high-definition broadcast scheduled at 1 p.m. “Rusalka” is sung in Czech with English subtitles. The running time is about 3 hours, 45 minutes. Tickets are $23 for adults, $18 for students.

Feb. 14: Country music star Marty Stuart will perform at 7:30 p.m. At press time a few tickets for Marty Stuart remain available. Those interested may also contact the box office to inquire about ticket returns. Tickets are $30, $40 and $45.

Next week
& beyond

The Franklin County Democratic Woman’s Club will host its annual chili supper and auction fundraiser beginning at 5 p.m. Feb. 13 at State Democratic Headquarters. A $10 donation is suggested with all proceeds going to the annual scholarship fund. The menu features homemade chili with trimmings, homemade desserts and beverages.

The next Nature in the Parks Program features working with the Frankfort Audubon Society to host the worldwide 2014 Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) set for Feb. 14-17 at three different Frankfort Parks.
Participants tally the number of individual birds of each species they see during their count period and enter those numbers on the GBBC website. More information is available about the Great Backyard Bird Count at http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc/.

More information is available about the Great Backyard Bird Count, locations and other local opportunities at Frankfort Audubon Society’s webpage, http://sites.google.com/site/frankfortaudubon/.

RICHMOND — The bi-monthly meeting of the Central Kentucky World War II Roundtable will be held beginning at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at Ryan’s Restaurant, off I-75 at exit 87. Dr. Ralph Thompson will speak on “Deceptions of World War II.” For more information call Phillip Seyfrit at 859-623-8979.

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