Curtain comes down on classic film series
The Kentucky Theatre's Summer Classic Series ends its season with The Big Lebowski and a block party for The Dude at establishments near the theater, 214 East Main Street. The party starts at 5 p.m., then continues after the 8 p.m. screening. The film also will be shown at 1:30 p.m. For details about the block party or to buy movie tickets, go to Kentuckytheater.com.
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Try 2 brews or 20
Fifty-seven breweries will be represented at the Lexington Fest-of-Ales, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Cheapside Park. Tickets are $30, pre-sale only and limited to 1,500. They include 20 beer samples and a tasting glass. Food will be available for purchase. Tickets are being sold at all Lexington-area Liquor Barn stores, Pazzo's, The Beer Trappe, Thursday Night Live and Downtown Lexington Corp. offices. To buy with a credit card, call (859) 335-8640. (Lexingtonfestofales.com)
Winchester trail blazing
The Daniel Boone Pioneer Festival starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday with a street dance in downtown Winchester. The festival, which includes a 5K run, arts and craft vendors and live music, continues through Sunday. (Danielboonepioneerfestival.com)
It's football time in the Bluegrass
Will the Cats look as good as their newly renovated stadium? Find out when Kentucky plays La.-Lafayette. (7 p.m., ESPNU)
Time for some jazz with Henry Clay
Bring your blanket from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for an evening of jazz on the back lawn of Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road. Admission is free. (Henryclay.org)