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Week ahead: world’s largest skillet at Chicken Festival, Peace Prize winner at UK and more

The world’s largest skillet at the annual World Chicken Festival in London takes 300 gallons of cooking oil to fill it, and it can cook 600 quarters of chicken at a time.
The world’s largest skillet at the annual World Chicken Festival in London takes 300 gallons of cooking oil to fill it, and it can cook 600 quarters of chicken at a time. Staff file photo

Thursday

Peace Prize winner speaks at UK

2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi will speak at UK’s Gatton College of Business at 7:30 p.m. Satyarthi is known for improving child labor laws in India. The speech is free and open to the public but seating is limited and advanced registration is required. Register at Gatton.uky.edu/speaker-kailash.

 

Time to rake it in

It’s officially autumn. Start raking those leaves into the biggest pile you can, then let the kids go wild.

 

Who wants chicken?

The World Chicken Festival has a lot to cluck about, including a parade, live music and the world’s largest skillet — it takes 300 gallons of cooking oil to fill it, and it can cook 600 quarters of chicken at a time. The festival runs through Sunday in downtown London. (Chickenfestival.com)

 

TGIFriday

Mike Epps visits Comedy Off Broadway

The comedian and actor who appeared in ‘The Hangover’ and the Starz series ‘Survivor’s Remorse,’ headlines at Comedy Off Broadway. Show times are 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday; 6, 8:30 and 11 p.m. Saturday; 7:15 p.m. Sunday. ($35 to $50; Comedyoffbroadway.com)

 

Saturday

St. Andrew Heritage Festival

The multicultural church celebrates its heritage with Middle East, Greek and Slavic food and dance with daily church tours and choir concerts. Admission is free. Hours are noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at St. Andrew Orthodox Church, 1136 Higbee Mill Road. (Standrewlexington.org)

 

Next generation of NASCAR stars at Sparta

Racing returns to Kentucky Speedway with the NASCAR XFINITY Series’ VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 (8 p.m., NBCSN).

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