Preservation Hall Jazz Band swings into Lexington
Showcasing their classic American sound that was created in the Crescent City 100 years ago, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band makes their way from New Orleans to the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Center, 300 E. Third St. It’s a sure bet that the classic New Orleans Jazz band will have the historic theater swinging when they take the stage at 7:30 p.m. ($44.50; 859-280-2218; Lexingtonlyric.com)
Classic film series returns for the summer
The Kentucky Theatre’s Summer Classics Series starts with John Ford’s classic western, The Searchers. Shows are at 1:30 and 7:15 p.m. at the theater, 214 East Main Street. Tickets are $6 and available in advance online. The weekly movies run through Sept. 28 and includes such classics as Singin’ in the Rain, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and The Princess Bride. (Kentuckytheater.com)
Last day of school, Class of 2016 graduates
Because of a couple of snow days, the last day of school at Fayette County Public Schools is a bit later than scheduled. Graduation ceremonies at Rupp Arena for the city’s five high schools are: Thursday: 4 p.m., Bryan Station; 7 p.m., Henry Clay. Friday: 1 p.m., Lafayette; 4 p.m., Paul Laurence Dunbar; 7 p.m., Tates Creek.
Time to bust out that bathing suit
Lexington Parks & Recreation’s four family aquatic centers (Castlewood, Southland, Tates Creek and Woodland) will open at noon. Remaining pools open Friday, June 3. Daily admission: $4 ages 1-15, $5 ages 16 and older at aquatic centers, $1 less at pools; season-long passes are $40 each, $200 family. Parks & Rec will celebrate the start of the season with its annual Poolapalooza, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Southland. Free.
Gentlemen, start your La-Z-Boys …
One of the biggest days in auto racing kicks off with the Indianapolis 500 (noon, ABC-36) and finishes with the Coca-Cola 600 (6 p.m., Fox-56).