Trump, Clinton finally go head to head
NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt moderates the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Here’s hoping it stays civil. (9 p.m.; Broadcast on all the networks and cable news channels)
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Let the Madness begin, Part I
UK basketball’s Big Blue Madness isn’t until Oct. 14, but part of the madness is about to begin — camping out for tickets. At the request of campus public safety officials, fans wishing to line up ahead of time at Memorial Coliseum are asked to do so no earlier than 5 a.m. Wednesday. Tickets will be distributed at 10 p.m. Friday.
In the mood for a fright…
Don’t miss ScareFest, where horror and paranormal fans will gather at the Lexington Convention Center for a weekend of celebrity guests, film screenings, workshops and more. Hours are 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Daily admission is $15 to $35. Weekend packages are available. (Thescarefest.com)
St. James Court Art Show
Th popular Louisville art fair at St. James and Belgravia courts celebrates its 60th year. Free admission. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. (Stjamescourtartshow.com)
At Komen race, breast cancer is on the run
Registration starts at 6:30 a.m. at Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza, 120 N. Limestone. Events include survivor breakfast (7 a.m.), survivor parade (8:15 a.m.), 5K (9 a.m.) and the 1 mile family walk (9:45 a.m.). $25-$35 (KomenKentucky.org). And be sure to pick up Saturday’s Herald-Leader, which will be going pink in support of the Race for the Cure.
West Sixth’s Oktoberfest
From 2 to 10 p.m. at Coolavin Park, 550 West Sixth Street, enjoy beer, German food, children’s activities and live music. Chef Ouita Michel and Smithtown Seafood will host a neighborhood picnic from 2 to 4 p.m. Bit.ly/2bTjEI3.