Fayette County

The week ahead: events to watch out for May 30 - June 5

Ralph Bright, 8, of Lexington, tried to play the trombone during the Great American Brass Band Festival in Danville in 2013. This year’s festival kicks off Thursday.
Ralph Bright, 8, of Lexington, tried to play the trombone during the Great American Brass Band Festival in Danville in 2013. This year’s festival kicks off Thursday. Herald-Leader

Monday

Southland Jamboree kicks off 2016 season

The Southland Jamboree, a series of free bluegrass music concerts on Mondays through Sept. 5, kick off at 7 p.m. at Moondance Amphitheater, 1152 Monarch St. The first band up is Southland Drive. (southlandjamboree.org)

 

Wednesday

Bluegrass 10,000 registration

Are you one of the 3,500 who will run?

Registration for the Bluegrass 10,000 begins at Dunbar Community Center, 545 North Upper Street. Office hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through June 10 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 13–June 30. The office is not open on weekends. You also may register online at Active.com.

 

Summer Classics Series: ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

The next featured film is the 1952 musical comedy starring Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds. Show times are 1:30 and 7:15 p.m. at the Kentucky Theatre, 214 East Main Street, Lexington. Tickets are $6. The Summer Classics series continues Wednesdays through Sept. 7. (Kentuckytheater.com)

 

Thursday

Time for the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Country Fair

A late spring tradition continues this week at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 1750 Summerhill Drive. There will be carnival rides and games, pony rides and a petting zoo, a rummage sale, a casino and bingo, raffles and prizes, food vendors and live music. Times are 6 to 11 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 to 11 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $1 each day except Sunday, when it’s free. (Setonchurch.com)

 

27th annual Brass Band Festival in Danville

Danville becomes the epicenter of shiny brass instruments for the Great American Brass Band Festival through Sunday. There will be a balloon race, parade and lots of free concerts. (GABBF.org)

 

How about a 400-mile bargain hunt?

Hit the road this weekend for the annual 400 Mile Sale. Through Sunday, vendors will set up along U.S. 68 from Maysville to Paris, Tenn., but not Lexington. (400mile.com)

 

TGIFriday

Free Friday Flicks are back at Jacobson Park

Free evenings of movies and fun are Fridays through June 24 at Jacobson Park, 4001 Athens- Boonesboro Road. Pre-show activities start at 7 p.m.; the movie begins at dark. This week’s featured film is Inside Out. (Lexingtonky.gov)

 

Saturday

Get in the swing with a dance downtown

Robert F. Stephens Courthouse Plaza, 120 North Limestone, will be filled from 7 to 11 p.m. as people jump, jive and wail at Swingin’ on Short. Arthur Murray and the Hepcats will provide free lessons; a street dance with live music will follow, with a dance contest during intermission. (Luv2swingdance.com)

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