Picnic with a Purpose
Dress for Success Lexington hosts a day of food, drinks, live music and games, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Moondance Ampitheater, 1152 Monarch Street. The bands Anna Z and Chandler and Business Time will perform. Tickets are $20. 859-231-7848. Lexington.dressforsuccess.org.
The Loudoun House at 209 Castlewood Drive will be transformed into a vintage-inspired circus, complete with fire breathers, Sora Contemporary Circus and music from Alma Gitana. It’s part of the Lexington Art League’s 60th anniversary celebration from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday. The evening will include cocktails, a cash bar and treats by Sweet LiLu’s. Tickets are $45, $145 includes admission and a Reverse Raffle ticket. 859-254-7024. Lexingtonartleague.org.
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Man o’ War Movie Night
The Kentucky Horse Park celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Triple Crown winner from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday with a showing of the equine-themed movies “Secretariat” and “Spirit,” children’s activities, a Parade of Breeds show, food trucks and drinks. Admission is $5 per carload for parking. Kyhorsepark.com.
Opera Under the Stars
An orchestral quartet will perform a pre-show, followed by a program of opera music ranging from classical to contemporary. Show time is 8 p.m. Saturday at Moondance Amphitheater, 1152 Monarch Street. Bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating. Admission is $5, free for ages 3 and younger. The rain date is Sunday. Lexingtonky.gov/opera-under-stars.
Black Lens Film Series: ‘Carmen Jones’
The series of free Friday screenings continues with the 1954 musical starring Dorothy Dandridge and Harry Belafonte. Show time is 7 p.m. Friday at the Lyric Theatre, 300 East Third Street. Lexingtonlyric.com.
‘The Lion King Jr.’
Young artists of the Woodford Theatre Summer Academy present the story of Simba, Rafiki, Timone and Pumbaa, with the music of Elton John and Tim Rice. Shows are one weekend only, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday at the Woodford Theatre, 275 Beasley Road in Versailles. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students or children. 859-873-0648. Woodfordtheatre.com.