The week ahead: events to watch out for March 3-9

March 3, 2014 

Tuesday

It's Mardi Gras!

Lexington isn't New Orleans, but it knows how to celebrate Mardi Gras. Restaurants, in particular, have a lot on their plates. Check it out at Kentucky.com/restaurants.

Say thanks and goodbye to Hood, Polson

Kentucky fans bid farewell to the Wildcats' two seniors, Jon Hood and Jarrod Polson, on Senior Night in Rupp Arena. As in past years, this probably will be some underclassmen's final home game, too. (Alabama at UK, 9 p.m., ESPN)

Friday

March Madness begins for UK women

Kentucky tips off in the women's SEC Tournament in Duluth, Ga., having won the event only once in its 33-year history (1982). Will they be playing Missouri, Mississippi State or Florida? (2:30 p.m. FS South)

Saturday

Time to spring ahead

Set your clocks forward one hour before you go to bed, daylight-saving time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday.

Saturday, Sunday

A celebration of Kentucky crafts

Vendors will offer art, craft, food and more at Kentucky Crafted: The Market at the Lexington Convention Center. It's open to the public 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. $10 one day, $15 both, free ages 15 and younger. Artscouncil.ky.gov.

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