Run, eat, drink and be Irish
Lexington goes green on Saturday with the city's St. Patrick's Irish Festival. The Shamrock Shuffle 3K starts at 8 a.m. on Vine Street. The festival begins after the race at Cheapside Park at 251 West Main Street beneath heated tents. The day will include Irish food, drink, music and dancers until 7 p.m. The parade starts at 1 p.m. For more info, go to Lexingtonstpatsparade.org.
'Miracle' at the Opera House
The Broadway Live series continues at the Lexington Opera House with The Miracle Worker, the story of Helen Keller. Show times are 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 6 p.m. Sunday. Tickets, $37.15 to $92.15, are available at (859) 233-3535, Lexingtonoperahouse.com or Ticketmaster, 1-800-745-3000 or Ticketmaster.com.
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Etta May's back in town
Central Kentucky's favorite funny gal, Etta May, is in the midst of a two-week run at Comedy Off Broadway in The Mall at Lexington Green, 161 Lexington Green Circle. Weekend show times are 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $12 to $22. Call (859) 271-5653 or go to Comedyoffbroadway.com.
From South Africa, they came to sing
The 52-member Soweto Gospel Choir performs at 7 p.m. Sunday at the W.L. Lyons Brown Theatre in Louisville. Tickets are $15 to $45. Call 1-800-775-7777 or go to Kentuckycenter.org.