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Best Bets: Robert Tharsing exhibit, A Garden Affair, H’Artful of Fun

The Lexington Art League will open an exhibit of the work of the late Robert Tharsing, shown in 2003 in the Ann Tower Gallery at the Downtown Arts Center, on April 28 in the Loudoun House.
The Lexington Art League will open an exhibit of the work of the late Robert Tharsing, shown in 2003 in the Ann Tower Gallery at the Downtown Arts Center, on April 28 in the Loudoun House. 2003 Herald-Leader file photo

‘Robert Tharsing, A Retrospective’

The exhibit, curated by the late artist’s daughter, Lina Tharsing, opens with a Fourth Friday reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Loudoun House, 209 Castlewood Drive. The evening will include live music by The Sweet, and food and drinks by Sweet Lilu’s. Admission is $5. 859-254-7024. Lexingtonartleague.org.

A Garden Affair

The fundraiser at the Headley-Whitney Museum features a weekend of demonstrations, vendors and lectures by gardening experts, including The New York Times best-selling author Andrea Wulf. The event will also mark the re-opening of the museum’s iconic Shell Grotto. Daily admission $10, free for ages 10 and younger with paying adult. Lectures $20 advance, $25 day of event. Proceeds will benefit the museum’s exhibitions and programs. 859-255-6653. Hwmagarden.com.

H’Artful of Fun

An evening of dancing beneath the stars of Lexington’s only planetarium, with live music, art, food and an open bar. It’s from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Living Arts and Science Center, 362 North Martin Luther King Boulevard. Tickets are $120. 859-252-5222. Lasclex.org.

The Roast of ‘Doctor Who’

Louisville’s Character Assassination comedy troupe is back to roast the hit British sci-fi series. Showtime is 7:15 p.m. Sunday at Comedy Off Broadway at The Mall at Lexington Green. Tickets are $10. Comedyoffbroadway.com.

Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event

Riders and horses will compete from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the Kentucky Horse Park, 4089 Iron Works Parkway. Grounds admission is $20 Friday, $40 Saturday, $35 Sunday. Free for ages 12 and younger. Seat pricing is $8-$45. 859-254-8123. Rk3de.org.

Bluegrass River Run

The race and family-friendly fun float kicks off the Kentucky Waterman Series from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Fort Boonesborough State Park, 4375 Boonesborough Road, Richmond. Presented by Beinthewater. Bit.ly/2phTGbs.

‘Bring it On — The Musical’

Paul Laurence Dunbar High School Theatre presents the stage version of the 2000 movie, with music and lyrics by “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel Miranda — no wonder it was a 2013 Tony nominee for best musical — and Tom Kitt and Amanda Green. Performances are at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday in the school auditorium at 1600 Man o’ War Boulevard. Tickets are $12 adults and $10 for teenagers at the door.

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