‘After Coal’ screening
The documentary about coal communities in Eastern Kentucky and South Wales has its Lexington premier, 7 p.m. at the Kentucky Theatre at 214 East Main Street. Following the movie, Welsh musicians Chris King and Nigel Jones will perform music from the coalfields. Admission is free, but suggested donations of $5 will be accepted. (Aftercoal.com)
Our annual graduation section
Find your student’s name in our annual salute to area high school graduates.
Festival of the Bluegrass will have the horsepark jammin’
43rd annual Festival of the Bluegrass will feature 18 bands playing Bluegrass music over four days at the Kentucky Horse Park Campground, 4089 Iron Works Pkwy. Four-day ticket $100, $115 at the gate, $45 ages 13-18. Daily tickets $10-$55, free for ages 12 and younger. For a full schedule and tickets, go to Festivalofthebluegrass.com.
High school baseball teams seek state title
The Rawlings/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament returns to Whitaker Bank Ballpark, with 16 region champions battling for the title. The first two rounds take place through Saturday and the semi-finals and finals play out next weekend. Defending champion West Jessamine faces Bowling Green Thursday at 8:30 p.m., while Scott County, the 11th Region winner, plays Caldwell County at 6 p.m. Friday.
Food Truck Friday
Dine on fare from your favorite Lexington food trucks 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lexington Herald-Leader front parking lot at 100 Midland Avenue. (Facebook.com/bluegrassfoodtruckassociation)
Harry Dean Stanton Fest
The weekend dedicated to the film work of the Kenucky-born actor will include screenings, speakers and music. Events take place at Lexington venues including: The Break Room at Pepper, The Green Lantern, Farish Theater and the Kentucky Theatre. Closing night features a Q & A with Academy Award-nominated actor Brad Dourif following a screening of John Huston’s Wise Blood, 7 p.m. Sunday at the Kentucky. (Harrydeanstantonfest.org)
Lace up and head to the runway
The United Way’s 5K on the Runway is your chance to run or walk along Blue Grass Airport’s auxiliary runway. The race starts at 8 a.m. The fee is $30 through Thursday, $35 at the event, $20 ages 6-14, free ages 5 and younger. Strollers are welcome, but no scooters, skates, bikes, skateboards or pets will be permitted. (5KontheRunway.com)
Winchester’s Main Street turns into Beer Cheese Boulavard
One of Central Kentucky’s favorite snacks enjoys its own special day at the Beer Cheese Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Winchester. Buy a $5 wristband to sample all the beer cheese you’d like. There also will be live music, and arts and crafts. (Beercheesefestival.com)
Belmont Stakes at the post
Derby winner Nyquist will not be there but it’s still worth watching to see if Exaggerator can claim two of the three Triple Crown races. (6:32 p.m.; NBC)