Chamber music season opens
The Chamber Music Society of Central Kentucky kicks off its season with a performance by the Blakemore Trio. The concert, featuring works by Tigran Mansurian, Franz Josef Haydn and Bedrich Smetana, is 3 p.m. Sunday at the Singletary Center for the Arts. Admission is $25 for adults, $7.50 for students, free for UK students with ID. Call (859) 257-4929 or go to Cmsck.org.
mystery fans, take note
Mystery writer Felix Francis is carrying on a family tradition started by his father, Dick Francis, whose tales took readers into the dark corners of horse racing. Lexington area fans will have several chances to hear and meet Francis Friday and Saturday as he is in the area to promote his new novel, Dick Francis' Damage. His appearances are at noon Friday at the Farish Theater in the Lexington Public Library, 140 East Main Street; 2 p.m.at the Morris Book Shop, 882 East High Street; and 7 p.m. at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 161 Lexington Green Circle. Francis also will be at Keeneland at 11 a.m. Saturday, but will not be signing books.
Steve-o is a stand-up guy
Steve-O of Jackass fame brings his stand-up act to Comedy Off Broadway in The Mall at Lexington Green. Show times are 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $18 to $23. Go to Comedyoffbroadway.com.
Internationally acclaimed photographer Laurel Nakadate will lecture at 4 p.m. Friday at the Worsham Theater in the University of Kentucky Student Center. The talk by the provocative artist is in conjunction with her exhibit at the Art Museum at the University of Kentucky as part of the Robert C. May Photography Endowment Lecture Series. Visit Finearts.uky.edu/art-museum for more information.