More like TGIBasketball season!
Men: The Cats open up the season ranked second in the country and face Albany as part of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall Of Fame Classic at 7 p.m. (SEC Network)
Women: The 18th-ranked Cats take on Rice at 7 p.m. at Memorial Coliseum. (SEC Plus)
Broadway Live: 'The Producers'
The hit Mel Brooks musical comes to the Lexington Opera House, 401 West Short Street. Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday. $30-$95. (Lexingtonoperahouse.com)
Downtown ice rink opens for its fourth year
Bring on the wintery ice, at least a man-made chunk of it. The Unified Trust Co. Ice Rink opens at Triangle Park at West Main Street and South Broadway. (Triangleparklexington.org)
Who's in the mood for a good book?
The state's premier literary event, the Kentucky Book Fair, will feature more than 150 national, regional and local authors. It's 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Frankfort Convention Center. Admission is free. (Kybookfair.blogspot.com)