Here and There in Frankfort


& nearby

Bee Friendly Frankfort is set for Kentucky State University with a free prequel at 7:30 a.m. and the all-day event beginning at 8:30. The annual event will cover all things bee related from getting started to marketing honey. Bee related events are going on all over town, too. For a complete list of details visit

The Kentucky Historical Society and the Kentucky Genealogical Society will host a day-long RootsTech Fair, a family history event featuring sessions recorded at the internationally popular “genealogy meets technology” RootsTech Conference. The conference is presented each February in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The fair will be held at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway. The doors will open at 9 a.m. and the event will begin at 10 with a recorded keynote address, followed by nine recorded sessions offered concurrently in three time slots. It will end at 3:45 p.m.
The presenters are nationally recognized leaders in the genealogy field. Participants can choose from a variety of topics based on their own interests and skill levels, from beginner to advanced.
The RootsTech Fair is free, but registration is required by noon Friday. Those wishing to purchase a light lunch must reserve one when registering.
Registration information and the full event schedule are available online at
To register, send an email to or phone 502-564-1792, ext. 4460.

Next week
& beyond

The drama department at Western Hills High School will stage “Little Shop of Horrors” at 7 p.m. March 13-15 in the school auditorium. General admission will be $10 with student tickets priced at $8.

Church of the Ascension, 311 Washington St., continues its “Music on the Mountaintop” series with an appearance by the band Keltricity at 7 p.m. March 14. Held in the church’s parish hall, the concert is free and open to the public; no reservations are needed, and light refreshments will be available.
Keltricity is a “Celtic World” band and features traditional, contemporary and eclectic Celtic-influenced music from Ireland, Cape Breton, Scotland, England, Brittany, New England and French Canada.

Hearn Elementary School will present the play “The Wicked Witch of the Old West” at 7 p.m. March 21-22 at the school. Tickets will be available at the door and are priced at $3 for adults and $1 for students.

 SHELBYVILLE — Shelby County Community Theatre’s upcoming Upstairs at 801 series production of “Almost, Maine,” written by John Cariani and directed by Larry Chaney, is set for 7:30 p.m. March 20-22 at the theater, 801 Main St.
Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors and $10 students. Reservations may be made by calling 502-633-0242, beginning Friday. The theatre is located at 801 Main Street in Shelbyville.

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. The website is

Friday: Over the Rhine, featuring Lindord Detweiler and Karin Bergquist, takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15, $20 and $25.

The Rebirth Brass Band will bring its infectious mix of traditional brass band music and funk to the Grand Theatre at 7:30 p.m. March 15. Tickets remain in all price categories, $25, $35 and $45.

The Metropolitan Opera’s production of Jules Massenet’s “Werther” will be broadcast live in high definition at 1 p.m. March 15.
“Werther” is sung in French with English subtitles. The running time is about 3 hours, 15 minutes. Tickets are $23 for adults, $18 for students, and may be purchased in advance or  at the door.
Jonas Kaufmann plays the title role in this adaptation of the tragic romance by Goethe. Sophie Koch portrays Charlotte. This new Met production is directed and designed by Richard Eyre and Rob Howell. Alain Altinoglu conducts the Met Orchestra.

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