Stage & Dance

Best Bets: Gardenside and East End celebrations, Red River Gorge Festival, Return to Botherum

Jon Carloftis and partner Dale Fischer bought historic Botherum fixed it up and turned it into a showplace. It will be open for a Garden Conservancy tour 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 26.
Jon Carloftis and partner Dale Fischer bought historic Botherum fixed it up and turned it into a showplace. It will be open for a Garden Conservancy tour 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 26. Herald-Leader

Gardenside Pride Celebration

Gardenside shows some neighborhood love with an afternoon of food trucks, face painting, live music and dance, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Gardenside Plaza, 1701 Alexandria Drive. A dedication of the restored 1959 bus shelter with its iconic lighted letters and crown, and a mosaic mural by glass artist Guy Kemper, is at 3 p.m.

In My Backyard: Red River Gorge Outdoor Recreation Festival

Get a glimpse of the Red River Gorge and surrounding areas at the festival featuring a rock-climbing wall, mini-bike rodeo, edible plants demo, seminars and more. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at 725 Breckenridge Street in Stanton. Presented by the Explore Kentucky Initiative and the Powell County Public Library. Explorekentucky.us.

Return visit to Botherum

Jon Carloftis and Dale Fisher open their historic home of Botherum to visitors at a fundraiser for The Blue Grass Trust, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June . The house is located in the Woodward Heights neighborhood at 341 Madison Place. Admission is $20, free for ages 12 younger with a paying adult. Free event parking is available at the Lexington Center lot, Gate 3 entrance. 859-253-0362.

Gathering Our History: An East End Historic Preservation Project

Lexington’s East End neighborhood honors its historic houses and treasured residents at a reception 4 p.m. Sunday at the Lyric Theatre, 300 East Third Street. Refreshments created from recipes in 1800s cookbooks will be served. It’s free. Lexingtonlyric.com.

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