Warming up for the Moonshiner's Ball
The Three Quarters to Moonshiner's Ball event, 8 p.m. Saturday at Al's Bar, will celebrate the release of the full lineup for the Moonshiner's Ball coming up on May 14. Saturday at Al's, local acts including Blind Corn Liquor Pickers, Restless Leg String Band and Small Batch will perform. Cover is $10. Go to Alsbarlexington.com for more info.
Etta's in town
Fans looking for a fun break from basketball action can catch comedian Etta May at Comedy Off Broadway in The Mall at Lexington Green. This Lexington favorite has appeared on Oprah and as a guest commentator on CBS Sunday Morning. Performances are 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $19 and $22. Check before you go, tickets will sell quickly. Call (859) 271-5653 or go to Comedyoffbroadway.com.
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A whole lot of Bach
The 10th Annual Bach Marathon will feature a free day of music by Johann Sebastian Bach. Area musicians will perform the composer's solo organ works from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church, 180 East Maxwell Street. From 1 to 5 p.m., the event moves to Faith Lutheran Church, 1000 Tates Creek Road, for performances of instrumental and vocal works. Go to Maxpres.org and Faithlutheranchurch.com for more information.
Drama at Transy Theatre
Transylvania University Theatre presents The Dying City. A year after her husband is killed in Iraq, a woman is paid a surprise visit by his twin brother in this play written by Christopher Shinn. Weekend performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday at the Lucille C. Little Theatre, 300 North Broadway. General admission tickets are $10. www.transy.edu.