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Week ahead: pro tennis, ‘Purple Rain’ and ‘Top Gun’ showings, horse industry salute and more

The Hats Off to Kentucky’s Horse Industry Day features lots of free activities for kids.
The Hats Off to Kentucky’s Horse Industry Day features lots of free activities for kids. 2015 file photo

Monday

Kentucky Bank Tennis Championships return

Lexington’s annual $100,000 tournament brings to town some of the best up-and-coming pros looking to move through the ranks. The tournament runs through Sunday at the University of Kentucky Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex. ($10 daily, $50 weeklong pass; Lexingtonchallenger.com)

 

Pioneer Life Week

Carter Caves State Park in Olive Hill will host a full week dedicated to life during the Revolutionary War, The War of 1812 and the settlement of lands around the Ohio River. Re-enactors, musical entertainment and historical programs will be on display 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11:00 a.m -2:30 p.m. Sunday. Country Fair Day on Saturday. (606-286-4411; Parks.ky.gov)

 

Wednesday

‘Purple Rain’ Anniversary Film Screening

Catch a free screening of the 1984 movie starring Prince in his acting debut. The show starts at 7:15 p.m. at the Lyric Theatre, 300 East Third Street. Get there early for the Purple Party at 5:30 p.m., featuring appetizers, soft drinks, a cash bar and the Positive Movement Band. Party admission $10. (859-280-2218; Lexingtonlyric.com)

 

TGIFriday

Fountain Films on Friday: ‘Top Gun’

Tom Cruise has the need for speed as Maverick in this 1986 film co-starring Kelly McGillis. And yes, you read that right, “Top Gun” is 30 years old. The free screening is 9 p.m. at Triangle Park, 400 West Main Street. (Downtownlex.com)

 

Saturday

Back-to-school rallies

The Preparing for Success back-to-school rallies will be at 15 Lexington sites. Students must be with a parent or guardian to receive free school supplies. Registration is 9-11 a.m., with backpack distribution at noon. Supplies are provided for all grade levels. Go to FCPS.net for the rally locations.

 

Horse industry salute offers free day of fun

Hats Off to Kentucky’s Horse Industry Day is a free day of fun to salute the state’s horse industry at the Kentucky Horse Park, 4089 Iron Works Parkway. Starting at 4 p.m., events include free pony rides, arts and crafts, music and contests. Horses and riders will compete in the Rood & Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix, a show-jumping competition, at 7:30 p.m. (Hatsoffky.com)

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