If the phrase “acres of gleaming vintage vehicles” gets your heart racing, you’ll want to head over to the Kentucky Horse Park this weekend for the Goodguys 1st Kentucky Nationals hot rod car show. The event gives you a chance to check out vintage and custom vehicles, of course. But there are also races, other competitions, a swap meet and cars for sale, the “Camaro Corral” and more. The event is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Horse Park, 4089 Ironworks Parkway. Tickets are $20 general admission, $6 ages 7 to 12, free ages 6 and younger. Active duty military with ID get $5 off admission. Parking at the Horse Park is $5. Call 925-838-9876 or visit good-guys.com.
Court Days are in session
Looking to get out into the commonwealth on this first fall-like weekend of the year? Mount Sterling Court Days has music, food, shopping, arts and crafts vendors and events throughout the weekend and into Monday just off I-64 at Exit 110. Billed as Kentucky’s oldest festival, Court Day events are Friday through Monday in Mount Sterling. Find out more by calling 859-498-8725 or visiting mtsterlingtourism.com.
It’s in your podcast feed!
“Two girls, Violet Hill and Lisa Banks, in the middle of the night, on opposite sides of town, stopped what they were doing and walked into the vast, dark, Daniel Boone National Forest. They never came home.” That’s your teaser for “Olive Hill,” a new podcast that bills itself as “your go-to spooky podcast” for October. The series launches at 8:30 p.m. Saturday with a party at Wine + Market, 486 West Second Street, featuring actors, crew and creators of the Kentucky-based show. Admission is $5, or free if you subscribe to the podcast at the door.
How about some music?
Music lovers have two prominent community groups in performance, this weekend:
▪ The Lexington Chamber Orchestra presents a program of American music by Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein and University of Kentucky composer Joseph Baber at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Tates Creek Presbyterian Church, 3900 Rapid Run Drive, and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Lyric Theatre, 300 East Third Street. Flutist Nancy Daniel will be the soloist on Baber’s “Suite Concertante for Flute and String Orchestra.” Tickets are “name your own price” at the door. Visit lexingtonchamberorchestra.com for more information.
▪ The Lexington Chamber Chorale opens its season at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Second Presbyterian Church, 460 East Main Street, with a show celebrating music associated with each of the four seasons. Tickets are $22 for adults, $10 for students and $15 each for people in groups of 10 or more. Call 859-317-3353 or visit lexingtonchamberchorale.org.
Putting the multi in cultural
Lakshmi Sriraman, a Lexington-based artist who specializes in the Indian classical dance form Bharatanatyam, has put together a genre-and-discipline crossing program, “You, Me, & Rumi” for 7 p.m. Friday at the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center, 300 East Third Street. The program features New Delhi-based designer Sandhya Raman with numerous local notables, including theater artist Patrick J. Mitchell, designer Soreyda Begley, cellist Suzanne McIntosh and many more. Tickets are $12 to $18 and available at the box office, by calling 859-280-2218 or at lexingtonlyric.tix.com.