Fido takes a bow
Hundreds of canines and handlers will compete at the Bluegrass Classic Dog Shows going on through Monday at the Kentucky Horse Park's Alltech Arena, 4089 Iron Works Parkway. There is a $5 per vehicle charge to enter the Horse Park, and admission to the dog show is $5 per car. Go to Bluegrassclassicdogshows.org for more info.
Meetup at the Farish
Message Theatre launches its season with a three-weekend run of Jeff Stetson's The Meeting at the Farish Theater in the Central Library, 140 East Main Street, starting this weekend. The play presents a fictional meeting between Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X. Performances are at 7 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 14. Tickets are $15 general public and $10 students and senior adults. Call (347) 645-9054 or visit messagetheater.org.
(he) Stoops to conquer?
Cheer on UK head coach Mark Stoops and the Wildcats as they take on Tennessee-Martin in the season opener. It's noon Saturday right here in Lexington at Commonwealth Stadium. (SEC Network).
Jazz for free
Bring a blanket to Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road, for an evening of jazz on the back lawn. The DiMartino Osland Jazz Orchestra will perform a free concert from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Parking is $5. The rain date is Monday. Go to Henryclay.org for more info.