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Six things to do in the Bluegrass on Labor Day weekend

Erica Matherly, of Richland, Mich., nuzzled Prince, her American Cocker Spaniel, for showing at the Bluegrass Classic Dog Show in the Alltech Arena in Lexington in 2015. The 2017 dog show is Thursday to Monday.
Erica Matherly, of Richland, Mich., nuzzled Prince, her American Cocker Spaniel, for showing at the Bluegrass Classic Dog Show in the Alltech Arena in Lexington in 2015. The 2017 dog show is Thursday to Monday. Herald-Leader

Bluegrass Classic Dog Show

The annual event at the Kentucky Hose Park, 4089 Iron Works Parkkway, offers a variety of events for dog lovers to see and even participate in. Events and schedules vary daily through Monday. See Facebook.com/bgclassicdogshow for more information.

Jazz on the Lawn

C the Beat headlines the annual Labor Day weekend event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, 120 Sycamore Road. The rain date is Monday. Admission is free. Parking is $5. The Ginkgo Tree Café will be open for dinner, and West Sixth Brewing and Sav’s Chill will be on site. Henryclay.org.

8. Lou Liberatore, Mark Junek, and Brian Slaten in Angels in America, Part O
Lou Liberatore, Mark Junek, and Brian Slaten in “Angels in America, Part One, Millennium Approaches,” at Actors Theatre of Louisville. 2017. Bill Brymer

‘Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches’

Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, set in the early stages of the AIDS crisis, opens this week and runs through Oct. 10. Show times this weekend are 7 p.m. Friday, 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Actors Theatre of Louisville, 316 West Main Street, Louisville. 502-584-1205. Actorstheatre.org. $25-$72. The second part of “Angels in America,” “Perestroika,” will be presented Sept. 19 to Oct. 14.

The Past
The Past — J.T. Butcher, Michael Tyree and Drew Charron — plays an album release show Friday at The Burl. Alison Garey Wheeler Aliannphotography.com

The Past

The Lexington trio releases its third album, “The End of What’s to Come,” with an 18 and older show at The Burl, 300 Thompson Road, at 8 p.m. Friday, with a lineup that includes Mojothunder, Bad People and Sine Linguist. Mirror Twin Brewing will have a tap takeover. $8 in advance, $10 at the door, $15 younger than 21. Theburlky.com, Thepast-band.com.

Heywood Banks

Heywood Banks
Heywood Banks performs Friday through Sunday at Comedy Off Broadway. Photo provided

Something of a comedy legend, Banks (the stage persona of Stuart Mitchell) bounces between stand-up and song, expounding on toast and things of that sort. He performs at 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7:15 p.m. Sunday at Comedy Off Broadway, The Mall at Lexington Green. Comedyoffbroadway.com. $13-$20.

‘WKRP’ concert

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra closes its summer season in Covington’s Devou Park Bandshell, 1700 Montague Road, with a show based on music from the CBS sitcom “WKRP in Cincinnati,” which ran from 1978 to 1982. The program includes Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust,” Herb Alpert’s “Rise” and, of course, the “WKRP” theme you’re humming right now. The show is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, and admission is free. Kyso.org.

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