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Best Bets: Hot art, classic ballet and celebrating the dead

The Lexington Ballet Corp performed during dress rehearsal for the Lexington Ballet's production of Giselle at the Lexington Opera House in Lexington, on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. Photo by Mark Ashley 11863
The Lexington Ballet Corp performed during dress rehearsal for the Lexington Ballet's production of Giselle at the Lexington Opera House in Lexington, on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. Photo by Mark Ashley 11863 Mark Ashley

UK art school offers a hot date

The University of Kentucky's School of Art and Visual Studies hosts its 21st iron pour at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Reynolds Building No. 2 on South Broadway. Visitors can buy a scratch block and leave with their own piece of art. Blocks are $20 to $80. www.finearts.uky.edu/art.

Celebrate the departed

Celebrate Lexington's Day of The Dead Festival 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday. The evening starts at the Living Arts and Science Center, 362 North Martin Luther Boulevard. Traditional Mexican musicians and dancers will perform and at dusk will lead participants in a candlelight parade from the LASC to the Old Episcopal Burying Ground at Third Street and Elm Tree Lane. It's free. Call (859) 252-5222 or go to LASClex.org for more info.

Ballet aging gracefully at 40

The Lexington Ballet launches its 40th-anniversary season with a performance of the classic Giselle at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lexington Opera House, 401 W. Short St. Tickets are $20.75 to $40.75. Call (859) 233-3535 or go to Lexingtonballet.org.

Breeders' cup: Almost like being there

Experience the excitement of the Breeders' Cup this weekend without leaving town. Keeneland, home of the 2015 Breeder's Cup, will simulcast the 2014 World Championships from Santa Anita Friday and Saturday. Admission and parking are free both days.

Gates open at 11 a.m., simulcasting begins at 12:25 p.m. Concessions will be open throughout the Grandstand both days. Dining reservations are available for the Equestrian Room on Friday and for the Lexington and Kentucky rooms on Saturday. Go to Keeneland.com or call (859) 288-4213.

UK Symphony brings big worksThe University of Kentucky Symphony plays a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday 31 at the Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose Street. The evening will feature works by Alban Berg, Richard Strauss and Johannes Brahms with guest violinist and UK faculty member Daniel Mason. Singletarycenter.com cq.

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