World Chicken Festival
Egg-citing events in downtown London through Sunday include chicken dinners fried up in the world’s largest skillet, live music by Exile and Bret Michaels, a parade, a rooster-crowing contest and more. 1-800-348-0095. Chickenfestival.com.
The comedian and actor who appeared in “The Hangover” and the Starz series “Survivor’s Remorse” headlines at Comedy Off Broadway. Some shows are sold out. Remaining times are 10:30 p.m. Friday; 6 p.m. Saturday and 7:15 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $35 and $50. 859-271-5653. Comedyoffbroadway.com.
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St. Andrew Heritage Festival
The multi-cultural church celebrates its heritage with Middle East, Greek and Slavic food and dance with daily church tours and choir concerts. Admission is free. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at St. Andrew Orthodox Church, 1136 Higbee Mill Road. 859-223-5091. Standrewlexington.org.
Morgan County Sorghum Festival
Locally grown sorghum is celebrated in downtown West Liberty with a parade, food, crafts and more. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday . 606-743-3330. Morgancountysorghumfestival.com.
The University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra will open its 2016-17 season with John Nardolillo conducting the orchestra and cello soloist Benjamin Karp, UK’s cello professor and principal cello of the Lexington Philharmonic, in Antonin Dvorak’s “Cello Concerto.” Johannes Brahms’ “Symphony No. 1” and Dvorak’s “Slavonic Dances” will also be performed at the free concert that starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday in UK’s Singletary Center for the Arts Concert Hall, 405 Rose St. Singletarycenter.com.
‘Fancy Nancy’ at the Children’s Theatre
The Lexington Children’s Theatre opens “Fancy Nancy the Musical,” based on the book series by Jane O’Connor, at 2 p.m. Sunday at the theater, 418 West Short Street. The musical finds Nancy Clancy and her friends cast in their first ballet. The show also has performances at 2 and 7 p.m. Oct. 1 and 2 p.m. Oct. 2. Tickets are $18 adults and $15 children at Lctonstage.org or 859-254-4546.