Lexington celebrates the Irish holiday on Saturday with a full day of events
The Shamrock Shuffle 3K starts at 8 a.m. at Mill and Vine streets. Proceeds benefit Lexington Habitat for Humanity. Registration is $25 in advance, $30 day of race. Call 859-252-2224 or go to Shamrockshuffle3k.com.
Enjoy live music, food, children’s activities and more at the Irish Festival at Cheapside Park, 251 West Main Street. The fun starts at 11 a.m. with the blessing of the keg and continues until 7 p.m. Don’t miss the St. Patrick’s Day Parade at 1 p.m., starting at Midland Avenue and proceeding down Main Street to Upper Street. For more info, go to Lexingtonstpatsparade.org.
Arts Showcase Weekend
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LexArts presents a sampling of the diverse arts of Lexington with events Friday through Sunday.
All are open to the public and most are free, though some might require reservations and tickets. Many events are at ArtsPlace, the Downtown Arts Center, the Farish Theater at the Central Public Library and the Lyric Theatre and Cultural Arts Center.
For an app with a list of the weekend's activities and a map of locations, go to LexArts.org.
‘Thy Will Be Done: An Easter Oratorio’
The Lexington Singers and soloists including Gregory Turay perform the work by local composer Angela Rice. The concert is 4 p.m. Sunday at Singletary Center for the Arts, 405 Rose Street. Tickets are $10 to $45. Call 859-257-4929 or go to Finearts.uky.edu/singletary-center.
The actor and comedian who starred as Peanut on Tyler Perry’s House of Payne brings his stand-up act to Comedy Off Broadway at The Mall at Lexington Green. Shows are 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. Friday, 7:15 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday and 7:15p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $12 to $20. Call 859-271-5653 or go to Comedyoffbroadway.com.