Stage & Dance

Six things to do this weekend in the Bluegrass

Fans gathered at the paddock before the start of the fourth race at Keeneland Race Course on Oct. 27, 2016.
Fans gathered at the paddock before the start of the fourth race at Keeneland Race Course on Oct. 27, 2016. Staff File Photo

Keeneland Fall Meet

Opening day for Keeneland’s Fall Meet is Friday, with live racing through Oct. 28. Gates open at 11 a.m.; the first race starts at 1:05 p.m. No racing on Mondays and Tuesdays. General admission is $5, free for ages 12 and younger.

Origins Jazz Series

The new series blends nationally known jazz musicians with the best of local talent. The first show features Noah Preminger, winner of Downbeat Magazine's critics poll for Rising Star on Tenor Saxophone. The Brandon Coleman Trio out of Cincinnati will also perform. Show time is 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Tee Dee’s Lounge, 266 East Second Street. Tickets are $15 at

The cast of the Woodford Theatre’s “Big Fish” performs “Red, White and True.” Jordan Guffey

‘Big Fish’

Woodford Theatre launches its season with the musical based on the novel by Daniel Wallace, and the movie written by John August, about a traveling salesman and his son, who looks for the truth behind his father’s tall tales. Performances are at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. It runs through Oct. 22, with a special performance at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Woodford Theatre, 275 Beasley Road in Versailles. Admission is $22 for adults, $15 for students.

The Oberlin Baroque Ensemble is Cathy Meints, baroque cello and gamba; Michael Lynn – recorder and baroque flute; Marilyn McDonald, baroque violin and Mark Edwards, harpsichord​​. Photo provided

Oberlin Baroque Ensemble

The quartet from Ohio’s world-renowned Oberlin Conservatory of Music kicks of the 2017-18 Harstad Fine Arts Series at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Faith Lutheran Church, 1000 Tates Creek Road. Admission to the concert is free and it is open to the public.

Freaky Friday Flicks: ‘Hocus Pocus’

The series of family-friendly spooky movies kicks off with the 1993 film starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as executed witches brought back to life. Preshow activities start at 6 p.m., the movie is at 7:30 p.m. at Moondance Ampitheatre, 1152 Monarch Street. Admission is $2, free for ages 12 and younger.

World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship

Players from around the world will compete for the highest title in the sport from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily through Saturday at Coolavin Park, 550 West Sixth Street. Admission is free, but wristbands will be sold for deals at local restaurants and bars.