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Best Bets: Roots & Heritage, 'Madeline' and more

Lexington Children's Theatre presents "The Adventures of Madeline" Sept. 13 to 20. Photo by Sally Horowitz.
Lexington Children's Theatre presents "The Adventures of Madeline" Sept. 13 to 20. Photo by Sally Horowitz.

Line up for 'Madeline'

See what the pint-size Parisian is up to in the Lexington Children's Theatre production of The Adventures of Madeline. Performances are 2 p.m. Sept. 13 and 20, and 2 and 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at 418 West Short Street. Tickets are $18, $15 for ages 17 and younger. Call (859) 254-4546 or go to Lctonstage.org.

roots & heritage festival fun

The Roots & Heritage Festival is back with food, live music and more Friday through Sunday. The popular African-American Marketplace on Elm Tree Lane offers art, clothing and gifts. The Heritage Parade begins at 11 a.m. Saturday at Fourth Street and Elm Tree Lane and stops just before the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center at 300 East Third Street. Live music includes performances by Lauren Cunningham, Donnie Johnson and Lil G. Admission is free. Go to Rootsfestky.com for more information.A swingin' Saturday night

For a free evening of dance and music head over to Swingin' at MoonDance, 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Moondance Amphitheater, 1152 Monarch Street. Arthur Murray and the Hepcats Swing Dance Club will offer free dance lessons. Moondancelex.com.celebrating women writers

The Kentucky Women Writers Conference features several free events this weekend including the keynote address by author Ann Beattie, 7:30 p.m. Friday at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose Street. Stars with Accents, 10 a.m. Sunday at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning, 251 West Second Street, will feature readings by Bianca Bargo, Martha Billips and Alison Joseph, with Q & A moderated by Katerina Stoykova-Klemer. For a schedule of events go to Womenwriters.as.uky.edu.

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