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Kelsey Van Tine will dance the title role in Kentucky Ballet Theatre's production of La Sylphide, Friday and Saturday at the Lexington Opera House.
Kelsey Van Tine will dance the title role in Kentucky Ballet Theatre's production of La Sylphide, Friday and Saturday at the Lexington Opera House. Herald-Leader

Fall in love with 'La Sylphide'

Kentucky Ballet Theatre opens its 16th season with La Sylphide, the tale of a Scottish farmer who falls in love with a woodland nymph. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Lexington Opera House. Tickets are $16-$35. Call (859) 252-5245 or go to Kyballet.com.

Marvel at the extravaganza

See your favorite superheroes in Marvel Universe Live! at Rupp Arena. Spider-Man, The Avengers, Iron Man, Hulk and others come to life in an action-packed extravaganza. Cutting-edge special effects include pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts and motorcycles. Shows times are 7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday; 1 and 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20 to $100. Call (859) 233-3535 or go to Rupparena.com.

black superheroes

Comic and graphic novel fans won't want to miss We Wear the Mask, an exhibit of black superheroes memorabilia from the collection of Frank X Walker and Taajwar D'Van Howard. It's on view through Jan. 5 at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center, 300 East Third Street. Admission is free. Go to Lexingtonlyric.com for more info.

'Thriller' never dies

Hordes of dancing zombies will invade downtown Lexington on Sunday to re-create Michael Jackson's Thriller video. The evening will start with a Dance Extravaganza at 6:30 p.m. at Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza, followed by Halloween and Thriller parades at 8 p.m. The rain date for the event is Oct. 27. Lexingtonky.gov.

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