A celebration of Hunter S. Thompson
Hunter S. Thompson, creator of gonzo journalism, will be inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame this year. This weekend, celebrate the man and his writing at GonzoFest in Louisville. Events include a concert by Frank Messina, The Bonemen and others at 8 p.m. Friday at the Muhammad Ali Center; tickets are $20. A discussion of the writer will be at noon Saturday at Carmichael's Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue. Go to Facebook.com/gonzofestlouisville for more info.
Greg Gutfeld signs his new book
Greg Gutfeld, a co-host of Fox News Channel's The Five, will be at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, in The Mall at Lexington Green, at noon Sunday to sign his latest best seller. Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You is described as an amusing look at hipsters and their control of everything in our society, from politics to fashion. This is a ticketed event; line tickets are available with the purchase of Not Cool. (859) 273-2911, Josephbeth.com.
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'The Diviners' on stage
Bluegrass Community and Technical College Theatre will present The Diviners by Jim Leonard. The play is set in the early days of the Depression in a small Indiana town called Zion, where a stranger arrives and tragedy follows. Shows are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Talon Winery, 7086 Tates Creek Road. Tickets are $12, $10 for students. Call (859) 971-3214 for advance tickets. Available tickets also may be purchased at the door, cash or check only.
Coralee at Cosmic Charlie's
Local roots rock favorite Coralee and The Townies will perform at 10 p.m. Saturday at Cosmic Charlie's, 388 Woodland Avenue. Small Batch will open the show. Cover is $7. Go to Cosmic-charlies.com.