Lexington Chamber Orchestra
The small professional orchestra will be presenting two performances of each concert this season, which starts this weekend at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Tates Creek Presbyterian Church, 3900 Rapid Run Drive, and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Art Center, 300 East Third Street. Jan Pellant will conduct the program of Felix Mendelssohn’s “String Symphony No. 1,” Franz Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden,” and Ottorino Respighi’s “Il Tramonto,” featuring soprano soloist Catherine Clarke Nardolillo. Admission is free, but donations of $10-$20 are suggested. Lexingtonchamberorchestra.com.
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Air 1 Tour
Skillet, Britt Nicole, Colton Dixon, Tauren Wells and Gawvi headline the Christian rock event at 7 p.m. Friday in Rupp Arena, 430 West Vine Street. Tickets are $19.75 to $49.75. 859-233-3535. Rupparena.com, Air1.com.
Bluegrass Community and Technical College Theatre presents the hard-hitting Southern drama from Jerre Dye, author of “Failure: A Love Story,” which AthensWest Theatre Co. presented in February. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Stagebox Theatre, 3323 Partner Place, Suite 13. Tickets are $12, $10 for students. 859-425-2550. Bit.ly/2hyenhD.
Black Jacket Symphony
The classic rock group is back at the Lexington Opera House, 401 West Short Street, this time presenting the Pink Floyd album “Wish You Were Here” at 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $30 and $35 at Lexingtonoperahouse.com, Blackjacketsymphony.com. 859-233-3535.
Fresh off the release of his new album, “Life Changes,” Rhett comes to the KFC Yum Center, 1 Arena Plaza in Louisville, with Old Dominion and Walker Hayes. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Friday; tickets are $28-$58.75. 1-800-745-3000. KFCyumcenter.com, Thomasrhett.com.
Cave Run Storytelling Festival
The annual gathering of storytellers and story lovers is Friday and Saturday at Twin Knobs Campground, 5195 Kentucky Highway 801 South in Morehead. Daily admission is $10-$25. Friday and Saturday evening performances are $5-$10. Full weekend is $15-$45. Caverunstoryfest.org.
Rich Copley: @LexGoKY