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Week ahead: Junior League Horse Show, Jerry Seinfeld, NASCAR at Sparta

Spectators watched as Linda Quinn drove Follow Suit around the ring during the Amateur Hackney Pony Stake class of last year’s Junior League Charity Horse Show. This year’s show runs through Saturday.
Spectators watched as Linda Quinn drove Follow Suit around the ring during the Amateur Hackney Pony Stake class of last year’s Junior League Charity Horse Show. This year’s show runs through Saturday. Lexington Herald-Leader

Monday

Time to celebrate the Fourth

▪ Bluegrass 10,000 foot race. 7 a.m. Through downtown Lexington.

▪ Downtown Street Festival. 9 a.m. Arts and crafts, food and beverages, and commercial vendors until 6 p.m.

▪ Parade. 2 p.m. From Midland Avenue down Main Street to Broadway.

▪ Fireworks at Commonwealth Stadium near Alumni Drive. 10 p.m. (Downtownlex.com)

 

A field with a view

Expect gorgeous horses and an audience that dresses up for the Junior League Horse Show at The Red Mile. 5:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday Friday and Saturday. Admission is $5 Monday through Thursday, $10 Friday and Saturday, free ages 6 and younger. (Lexjrleague.com)

 

Thursday

SummerFest: ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

Outdoor theater continues at Woodland Park, with the Kentucky Conservatory Theatre’s production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Gates open at 7 p.m., show time is 8:45 p.m. Tickets are $10 general admission. Bring a blanket or chair, or rent a chair for $5 when you buy an admission ticket. The show runs through Sunday and then July 21-24. (Mykct.org)

 

TGIFriday

Last Free Friday Flicks

It’s the last movie of the summer for Free Friday Flicks at Jacobson Park, 4001 Athens-Boonesboro Road. Preshow activities, including children’s games and a petting zoo, start at 7 p.m.; the movie begins at dark. This week’s featured film is Zootopia. (Lexingtonky.gov)

 

Jerry Seinfeld visits EKU

The host of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee brings his stand-up act to Richmond for one show only, 7 p.m. at the EKU Center for the Arts. ($85 to $125; Ekucenter.com)

 

Saturday

Family Fun Day

The Nest Center for Women, Children and Families will have a Family Fun Day from 1-4 p.m. at Duncan Park, 530 N. Limestone. There will be free refreshments, a petting zoo and other children’s activities. (Thenestlexington.org)

 

NASCAR returns to Sparta

It’s the sixth running of the Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway, the highlight of the racing season at the Northern Kentucky track. The action begins Thursday with the truck series Buckle Up In Your Truck 225 (8:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1). On Friday, it’s the NASCAR XFINITY Series Alsco 300 (8:30 p.m., NBCSN). The crown jewel comes Saturday, with the Sprint Cup race starting at 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)

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