The 'Beast' is yet to come
The Kentucky Ballet Theatre brings its production of Beauty and the Beast back to the stage of the Lexington Opera House, 401 West Short Street, this weekend for performances at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The dancers bring to life all the familiar characters from the Disney film, from Belle and the beast to the kitchenware. Tickets are $16 to $35. Visit Kyballettickets.com or call (859) 252-5245.
Owl in a night's walk
Who's up for some nocturnal bird watching? The Central Kentucky Audubon Society will be sponsoring the Earth Hour Owl Prowl, a guided owl walk, at Raven Run, 3990 Raven Run Way, at 8 p.m., Saturday. The event is free, but space is limited, so make reservations by calling (859) 272-6105.
Some of the best bluegrass around
Bluegrass superstar Dale Ann Bradley is back in the region this weekend for a performance at 7 p.m. Saturday at Meadowgreen Park Bluegrass Hall, 465 Forge Mill Road in Clay City. Admission is $12. Call (606) 663-9008 or visit Kyfriends.com.
Laugh with Nick Griffin (or at him)
If you like late-night TV or early morning radio, or both, you are probably familiar with Nick Griffin. The comedian known for appearances from The Late Show with David Letterman to The Bob and Tom Show is at Comedy Off Broadway, 161 Lexington Green Circle, at 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $14 Friday and $16 Saturday, available by calling (859) 271-5653 or visiting Comedyoffbroadway.com.