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Week ahead: Burger Week, Bluegrass Fair, Concours d’Elegance at Keeneland and more

The ferris wheel is a popular spot during the Lexington Lions Club Bluegrass Fair. This year’s fair begins Thursday.
The ferris wheel is a popular spot during the Lexington Lions Club Bluegrass Fair. This year’s fair begins Thursday. Herald-Leader

Monday

You want fries with that?

Lexington Burger Week returns through Sunday, with 35 local restaurants planning special burgers, each for only $5. Chefs are encouraged to make their most unique creations and organizers warn fans to prepare to be patient because restaurants will run out most nights and are likely to have waits to get in. Last year, more than 21,000 burgers were sold. (Lexingtonburgerweek.com)

 

Wednesday

Birdhouses return to the Arboretum

The birdhouse display and benefit auction is back at The Arboretum, 500 Alumni Drive. Through July 31, visitors may bid on birdhouses. A silent auction reception will be July 31. (Arboretum.ca.uky.edu)

 

Time to talk football with Coach Stoops

Fourth-year UK football Coach Mark Stoops is before the microphone in Hoover, Ala., at SEC Media Days. Staff writer Jennifer Smith will provide live updates on Twitter @jenheraldleader and on her blog at Kentucky.com.

 

Thursday

55th Lexington Lions Club Bluegrass Fair

Ready for fried Oreo cookies, rides, games and attractions? The fair runs through July 24. Gates open at 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Masterson Station Park, 3051 Leestown Road. Admission is $6 (cash only), free for ages 6 and younger. Ride wristbands are $20. (Thebluegrassfair.org)

 

TGIFriday

Fountain Films on Friday kicks off

At Fountain Films on Friday in Triangle Park, Broadway and Main Street, the first featured film will be Rocky (1976). — just try and keep the “Yo Adrian” shouting to a minimum. Films run every Friday through Aug. 19 and include such classics as Top Gun (1986) and The Bad News Bears (1976). Movies start about 9 p.m. (Downtownlex.com)

 

Check out some art at LexArts Gallery Hop

It’s the fourth Hop of the year, a free self-guided tour of downtown galleries. 5-8 p.m. (Galleryhoplex.com)

 

Time to for the Forecastle music festival

The weekend lineup at the Forecastle Festival includes The Avett Brothers, Alabama Shakes, Death Cab For Cutie, Ryan Adams and more. It all happens at Waterfront Park in Louisville. Another star of the show is the Bourbon Lodge, offering local eats and drinks. General admission single-day tickets are $59.50 and $79.50. General admission three-day tickets are $189.50. (Forecastlefest.com)

 

Saturday

Concours d’Elegance at Keeneland

Want to see some real horsepower at Keeneland? How about more than 130 exquisite automobiles at the annual Concours d’Elegance? 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Keeneland Race Course, 4201 Versailles Rd. $15 advance, $20 day of show, free ages 11 and younger. (Keenelandconcours.com)

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