Stage & Dance

Best Bets this weekend: Hats Off, ‘Baskerville,’ Black Lens

Addison Wilhoite of Owenton rode a pony led by Taylor Davidson at Hats Off Day at the Kentucky Horse Park in 2013.
Addison Wilhoite of Owenton rode a pony led by Taylor Davidson at Hats Off Day at the Kentucky Horse Park in 2013. 2013 File Photo

Hats Off to Kentucky’s Horse Industry Day

With the theme of “Memories of Man o’ War,” the free day of fun will include activities to honor the legendary thoroughbred from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Kentucky Horse Park. It’s the only day of the year when admission to the Kentucky Horse Park is free. Family-friendly events will include horse and pony rides, games, an equine book fair, and the Rood and Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix. Hatsoffky.com.

‘Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery’

Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic “The Hound of the Baskervilles” is transformed into a comedic adventure with clues, silly accents and disguises at the Pioneer Playhouse, 840 Stanford Road, Danville. The play is by Ken Ludwig, known for his comedies “Lend Me a Tenor” and “Moon Over Buffalo.” Performances are through Aug. 5. Dinner starts at 7:30 p.m.; show time is 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays. Tickets are $32 for dinner and the show, $18 for the show only. For ages 12 and younger: $17 for dinner and the show, $10 for the show only. 859-236-2747. Pioneerplayhouse.com.

‘Taming of the Shrew’

William Shakespeare’s comedy about the sparring couple of Petruchio and Katherina gets a modern makeover and moves to 1985 at the height of the “Saturday Night’s Main Event” wrestling show, complete with fight choreography and leg warmers.

The play is presented by Antagonist Productions and the Little Rascals Theatre Co., and performances are free. Shows are at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame at Renfro Valley in Mount Sterling. Bit.ly/2vGOWNo.

Summer Nights in Suburbia: Bruce Lewis Band

The free outdoor concert is from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Moondance Amphitheater, 1152 Monarch Street. Bring chairs and blankets for seating. Food vendors will be on site. Lexingtonky.gov/summer-nights-suburbia.

26th annual Pioneer Life Week

Programs through Sunday at Carter Caves State Resort Park in Olive Hill include a pioneer camp, tomahawk throwing and black powder rifle demonstrations. County Fair Day is Saturday and features flint knapping, pioneer food and games. Open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. 606-286-4411. Parks.ky.gov.

Black Lens Summer Friday Film Series: ‘Fences’

The next movie in the series of free screenings is the 2016 Oscar-winning drama starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. The show starts at 7 p.m. Friday at the Lyric Theatre at 300 East Third Street. 859-280-2218. Lexingtonlyric.com.

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