Keeneland Spring Meet
It’s opening weekend of the spring meet at Keeneland Race Course at 4201 Versailles Road, and Kentucky Derby prep race the Toyota Bluegrass Stakes is at 6:17 p.m. Saturday. Gates open at 11 a.m.; racing starts at 1:05 p.m. Friday through April 28. No racing Mondays, Tuesdays and April 16. General admission is $5, free for ages 12 and younger. 859-254-3412. Keeneland.com.
The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra presents “Amadeus Live” at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Greaves Concert Hall in Highland Heights (a Saturday performance is sold out). This will be a screening of the 1984 Mozart biopic, “Amadeus,” accompanied by full orchestra, chorus and a pianist. Tickets are $24-$40. 859-431-6216. Kyso.org.
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Alcatraz Shakedown celebrates the release of its newest EP, “Light the Cannons,” with a show at 9 p.m. Friday at The Burl, 375 Thompson Road. Bryan Minks and the KY Sons and Mojo Thunder will also perform. Tickets are $10. Theburlky.com.
Beaux Arts Ball
The annual night of music, fashion, costumes and dance is from 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Saturday at The Burl, 375 Thompson Road. It’s for ages 18 and older, and partygoers must show ID. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Proceeds benefit Institute 193, the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning and the University of Kentucky College of Design. Beaux-arts-ball.org.
‘I Am a Kentuckian’
“I Am A Kentuckian,” a video recognizing the immigrant community in the Bluegrass, will premiere from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Smiley Pete Publishing, 434 Old Vine Street. The evening will include music, poetry and food from immigrant-owned restaurants and businesses. Admission to the family-friendly event is a $5 suggested donation. All proceeds will go to the Kentucky Equal Justice Center and Kentucky Refugee Ministries Lexington. Bit.ly/2oDY1G3.
The comedian and actor who appeared in HBO’s “Entourage” and Comedy Central’s “Reno 911” brings his stand-up act to Comedy Off Broadway, 161 Lexington Green Circle. Showtimes are 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 8:30 and 11 p.m. Saturday, 7:15 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $22 and $25. 859-271-5653. Comedyoffbroadway.com.