Best Bets, weekend of March 28: 'Doctor Who' in Louisville, Run the Bluegrass, more

hhendren@herald-leader.comMarch 27, 2014 

Nerd alert! 'Doctor Who' in Kentucky

The Wizard World Louisville Comic-Con is Friday through Sunday at the Kentucky International Convention Center, 221 South Fourth Street in Louisville. Guests will include Matt Smith and Karen Gillan, who played the 11th Doctor and Amy Pond on the BBC drama Doctor Who. For more info and advance tickets go to Tickets are $35 to $85.

Need a laugh or two?

Catch Tammy Pescatelli, winner of Comedy Central's 2010 Stand-Up Showdown, at Comedy Off Broadway in The Mall at Lexington Green, 161 Lexington Green Circle. Show times are 7:15 Friday and 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15 and $18. Call (859) 271-5653 or go to

'America's prettiest half-marathon'

Take a run through Thoroughbred country at Run the Bluegrass, a race that is dubbed "America's prettiest half-marathon." Starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, thousand of runners will travel through Central Kentucky horse farms, starting and finishing at Keeneland Race Course, 4201 Versailles Road. Events will include a half-marathon, a 7-mile run and a 1-mile race for kids. For info, including how to register, visit

Learn the latest trends in home decor, gardening

Check out the latest in gardening, home design and more at the 39th annual Central Kentucky Home, Garden and Flower Show at Rupp Arena. Among the guests will be antiques appraiser Harry Rinker and Wayde King and Brett Raymer of the Animal Planet aquarium show Tanked. Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8, $6 for seniors, free for ages 16 and younger.

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