Girls' Sweet Sixteen tips off in Bowling Green
Sixteen teams, all in one place, battling over five days for a state championship. Franklin County represents the 11th Region during the second day of action at Diddle Arena, playing Allen County-Scottsville at 7:30 p.m. EST.
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UK men in SEC tourney
Kentucky heads to Nashville to take on the Florida-Alabama winner in the SEC quarterfinals. The game is at 1 p.m., so you might wanna take a long lunch break (SEC Network).
Geek it up Lexington!
The Lexington Comic and Toy Convention runs through Sunday at Lexington Center, 430 West Vine Street. The guest lineup this year includes Star Trek star Walter Koenig, Sharknado star Tara Reid, Sons of Anarchy star Ryan Hurst and many other celebrities, exhibitors and attractions. Events are 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. ($18.50 to $65, depending on number of days and other factors; Lexingtoncomiccon.com)
Take a trip to the Roaring Twenties
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald's captivating story of romance and betrayal, is brought to life in Simon Levy's newly crafted adaptation for the stage through Sunday at the Lexington Opera House, 401 W. Short St. ($30-$90; Lexingtonoperahouse.com)
Shuffle kicks off St. Paddy's Day hoopla
Lexington goes green 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 11 a.m. at Cheapside Park. The parade down Main St. starts at 1 p.m. (Lexingtonstpatsparade.org)
Say hi to Big 'L'
The Lexington Legends' annual Fan Fest marks the day that individual game tickets for all 70 Legends home games will be on sale for the first time. It's free from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. There will be inflatables for the kids, giveaways, a mustachemaking station and a vote on new concession stand menu items. One of the candidates: the Reuben Dog. (LexingtonLegends.com)