The world premiere of Tom Thurman's KET Kentucky Muse documentary Harry Dean Stanton: Crossing Mulholland will kick off the Harry Dean Stanton Fest on Feb. 2 at The Kentucky Theatre.
The free event will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m. After the 7 p.m. screening with free soda and popcorn there will be a Q&A with Thurman.
The festival continues with a screening of Paris, Texas (1984) at 7 p.m. Feb. 3 at The Kentucky, followed by a Q&A with Hunter Carson, Stanton's co-star in the film. Admission is $10. The Sidebar Grill will host an after-party following the event.
On Feb. 4 at The Kentucky, two of Stanton's classic films will be shown: Cool Hand Luke (1967) at 1:30 p.m. and Repo Man (1984) at midnight. Each screening is $5.
For more about the festival, see Rich Copley's story in Sunday's Arts & Life section.
Former Freakdaddy to lead Plaid-A-Palooza
Leo Brown, formerly known as Freakdaddy at Z103, is now general manager at Lexington's Catholic Station Real Life Radio 1380-AM, where he hosts an afternoon talk show.
Brown will take the show on the road Monday through Feb. 4 to promote Catholic schools with Plaid-A-Palooza 2011. Sporting a Loudmouth Golf plaid suit, Brown will visit 10 Catholic schools with two broadcasts a day.
For more about Plaid-A-Palooza, go to Realliferadio.com.
Chinese New Year celebration
Celebrate the Chinese New Year with the Kentucky Chinese American Association on Saturday at the Lexington Opera House.
The celebration (2011 is the Year of the Rabbit) starts at 4:30 p.m. with a holiday market, crafts, displays, traditional costumes and family activities. At 7 p.m., there will be Chinese songs, martial arts, a lion dance, magic and more. Tickets are $10 to $50 for adults, $5 for ages 12 and younger. Call (859) 233-3535 or go to Ticketmaster.com.