Let the madness begin, part I
UK basketball’s Big Blue Madness isn’t until Oct. 13, but part of the madness is about to begin — camping out for tickets. At the request of campus public safety officials, fans wishing to line up ahead of time at Memorial Coliseum are asked to do so no earlier than 5 a.m. Wednesday. Tickets will be distributed at 10 p.m. Friday.
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Harry Dean Stanton Fest
The festival, dedicated to the film work of the Kenucky-born actor who died just under two weeks ago, will include screenings, speakers and music at various sites through Saturday. Highlighting the festival is the red carpet premiere of “Lucky” at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Kentucky Theatre, 214 E. Main St., followed by Q&A with director John Carroll Lynch and writer Drago Sumonja ($25, after-party at The Bar complex). (Harrydeanstantonfest.org)
In the mood for a fright?
Then don’t miss ScareFest, where horror and paranormal fans will gather at the Lexington Convention Center for a weekend of celebrity guests, film screenings, workshops and more. Fans can meet horror and sci-fi stars including Robert Englund of “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” Edward James Olmos of “Battlestar Galactica,” and Barry Bostwick of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Admission is $15 to $25 daily. Three-day admission is $50. General VIP admission is $100. (Thescarefest.com)
West Sixth’s Oktoberfest
From 1 to 11 p.m. at Coolavin Park, 550 West Sixth Street, enjoy beer, food trucks, children’s activities, live music, a brewery tour and a stein hoisting competition. (Bit.ly/2hoVYjh)
Play some croquet at Henry Clay
Grab a partner for an afternoon of croquet from 1 to 5 p.m. at Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate. White attire preferred; teams of two $60. (Henryclay.org)
Taste of Beaumont
Kick off the month with local food, craft beer, live music, and children’s activities, 2 to 7 p.m. at Moondance Amphitheatre, 1152 Monarch Street. Admission is free. (Lexingtonky.gov/taste-beaumont)