It’s official: summer is here
Keep those sunglasses out; it’s officially the beginning of summer and the “longest” day of the year, the summer solstice. That’s when the sun reaches its farthest point north of the celestial equator.
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Ex-Cats look to get picked in NBA draft
Another year, another NBA draft littered with former Kentucky players. Eight Cats are eligible for this year’s draft with three — De’Aaron Fox, Malik Monk and Bam Adebayo — likely to go in the first round. (7 p.m., ESPN)
Arsenio Hall visits Lexington
The legendary comedian, actor and talk show host pays a visit to Comedy Off Broadway through Saturday. Show times are 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. each day at The Mall at Lexington Green. ($25, $28; Comedyoffbroadway.com)
The 10th annual Lexington Pride Festival, a celebration of Central Kentucky’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, features food and drink vendors, dancing and live entertainment. Free admission. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza, 120 North Limestone. (Lexpridefest.org)
Ashland Lawn Party
The theme for the 21st annual Ashland Lawn Party will be An Evening in Paris. The annual fundraiser from 5:30-10 p.m. at Ashland, The Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Rd., will feature cocktails, silent auction, a mansion tour, dinner and a live auction. ($150 general admission; Henryclay.org)
Opera Under the Stars
During Opera Under the Stars, beautiful arias will fill the air 8 p.m. at the Moondance at Midnight Pass Amphitheater, 1152 Monarch St. ($5; free for ages 3 and younger; Rain date June 25; Lexingtonky.gov/opera-under-stars)
An earlier version of this list incorrectly stated that the Ashland Lawn Party is a Friday event.