Stage & Dance

Weekender Best Bets: Billy Ray Cyrus and Steven Curtis Chapman come home

Musician Steven Curtis Chapman performs Saturday at The Ark Encounter in Williamstown.
Musician Steven Curtis Chapman performs Saturday at The Ark Encounter in Williamstown. AP

Steven Curtis Chapman

The award-winning Christian singer, songwriter and Paducah native returns to Kentucky for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ark Encounter in Williamstown. Tickets are $35 in advance, $45 at the gate for the concert only, $75 for the concert and the Ark exhibit. VIP tickets, which include early access, the concert, the Ark exhibit, dinner and a Q&A with Chapman, are $150.

Craft Fair

More than 80 vendors will show and sell their work from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg. Food trucks will be on site. Admission is $10, $5 for ages 6 to 12, and includes access to daily activities at Shaker Village. 1-800-734-5611.

Night Market

The Night Market is back, 6 to 10 p.m. Friday at 700 Bryan Avenue. The monthly market features local vendors, artists and businesses. Admission is free.

Ralphie May

The comedian, who has had specials on Comedy Central and Netflix, headlines at Comedy Off Broadway. Show times are at 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $25 and $28. 859-271-5653.

Billy Ray Cyrus performs Friday at the Brown Theatre in Louisville. Photo provided

Billy Ray Cyrus

The Flatwoods native celebrates the 25th anniversary of his big hit, “Achy Breaky Heart,” with a tour including a show at 8 p.m. Friday at the Brown Theatre in Louisville. Nashville artist Olivia Lane will open. Tickets are $55 to $99. 502-584-7777.

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Work by Lawrence Tarpey is included in the MS Rezny Studio and Gallery’s “notBIG(4) the Exhibit,” which will have a reception and awards ceremony Friday. MS Rezny Studio and Gallery

‘notBIG(4) the Exhibit’ awards and artist reception

More than 100 artists from 32 states submitted 440 works for the small-scale arts competition at M.S. Rezny Studio and Gallery, 903 Manchester Street. At a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, the first-prize winner and three honorable mentions will be honored. Juror Kurt Gohde, an art professor at Transylvania University, selected 45 pieces to be in the exhibit, in which the only requirement was that artwork be 12 inches by 12 inches or smaller, including the frame. During the exhibit, on view through Aug. 31, the public can vote for their favorites at $1 each, and a People’s Choice Award will be presented at the close.