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CentrePointe block: Live Games telecast — vaulting, 12:30-6 p.m.
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At Cheapside Park: The Big Maracas, Latin, 5:30 p.m.
At Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza: It's a Grand Night for Singing, vocal, 6 p.m.
ALLTECH FORTNIGHT FESTIVAL
More on the festival at alltechfortnightfestival.com
Lexington Bach Choir with Vince DiMartino, trumpet: Bach Family Concert . 2 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 174 N. Mill St. $20-$25. (859) 225-0370. Lexarts.tix.com.
Beach Boys, pop. 7:30 p.m. UK Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose St. $45-$65. (859) 257-4929. Singletarytickets.com.
Horsin' Around With Murder, dinner theater. By Bluegrass Mystery Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 and 8. Equus Run Vineyards, Midway. $45; includes three-course meal and show. (859) 846-9463. Bluegrassmysterytheatre.com.
Orchid Ensemble with Transylvania University Choir. 7:30 p.m. Transylvania University Carrick Theater, Mitchell Fine Arts Center, 330 N. Broadway. $20, free to Transylvania faculty, staff, and students with ID. (859) 225-0370. Lexarts.tix.com.
International Equestrian Festival
At Lexington Convention Center Internationalequestrianfestival.com
The vaulting competition begins today at WEG. The Friendship Vaulting Team demonstrates and explains how the athletes involved perform their amazing feats on horseback. 7:30 p.m. (Additional demonstrations Oct. 8-9)
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Best bets at the park
A few events to watch for among the numerous entertainment options, demonstrations and other activities at the Kentucky Experience, Equine Village, Alltech Experience and Trade Show:
California Cowgirls: Performers entertain with fast and fancy horses, breathtaking maneuvers, and glamorous outfits, carrying rippling American flags, and riding American Paints, Appaloosas and quarter horses in complex drill routines at top speed around the arena. Village Arena, 1 p.m. (Additional performances Oct. 7-9)
Ramon Becerra: An expert in presenting traditional riding styles and performances of early California and Mexico Charro horsemanship. Clinicians Corral, 3 p.m. (Additional performances Oct. 7-9)
To d ay ' s s c he d ule
Kentucky Horse Park opens
Para-dressage (individual championship tests) at covered arena
Vaulting (compulsory, team round 1) at Alltech Arena
Vaulting (compulsory, individual male/female round 1) at Alltech Arena
Jumping (team and individual competition) at Rolex Stadium
Jumping (top 10 teams and individuals) at Rolex Stadium
Tickets available at the main entrance to the Kentucky Horse Park, at Ticketmaster.com and Ticketmaster outlets, and by calling 1-888-934-2010.
O N TV
7-9:30 p.m. (Insight-565): Jumping team competition finals (live)