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Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, December 4th, 2015

Don’t miss a minute of what’s going on this Weekend in and around the Frankfort Area!

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Friday, December 4, 2015

6:00 am – OPEN! Start your day at the Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe, 235 W Broadway. Now open earlier for your caffeine, muffin, scone or egg-baby fix! Info: 875-3009.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm –  New Leash on Life Thrift StoreShop for the Animals, 415 W Broadway. Many unique modern and vintage items for sale in a lovely setting. All proceeds benefit the Franklin County Humane Society. Info: 352-2229

10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Capital City Museum, 325 Ann Street, Open Monday through Saturday, Free Admission

Telling the big story of Kentucky’s small-town capital city

In November of 2004, the Capital City Museum opened its doors to the public. Housed in a 150 year old building that represents all that is left of the Capital Hotel, which burned in 1917, the museum is a large room filled with history and character. There are plenty of details to explore, with exhibits painting a vivid picture of both political and personal life in Kentucky over the past 200 years.

The Capital City Museum is open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Saturday

Admission to the museum is free.

Capital City Museum

10:00 am – 5:00 pm – White Christmas – The Exhibit, at the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, 100 W. Broadway.

If “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” is a holiday favorite, come to “White Christmas-the Exhibit” at the Kentucky Historical Society and immerse yourself in the classic movie that starred Kentucky’s own Rosemary Clooney, plus Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye and Vera-Ellen.  You’ll see costumes, props and other items associated with the movie like you never before have seen them; hear the stories behind the objects; and test your “White Christmas” knowledge.  Items are from the Rosemary Clooney House in Augusta, Kentucky.  More information: http://history.ky.gov/white-christmas  Price includes all KHS exhibits and sites. Adults: $12; Veterans: $11. Kids: $8; KHS Members: $6.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: WHITE CHRISTMAS EXHIBIT with host Heather French Henry on Wednesday, December 9th.  LAST DAY to register!   Find out more HERE.

Irving Berlin's White Christmas at the KHS - Nov - Jan

11:00 am – 1:30 pm – Enjoy Lunch at Café Carinos (An extention of Frankfort’s Johnny Carinos Italian Restaurant), Dine In or Carry Out, serving lunch on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11am – 1:30pm at their NEW LOCATION at 121 Bridge Street in South Frankfort.  Choice of Pasta entrée, garden fresh salad, and Italian bread for only $8.00.  Cold drinks $1.00 and specialty dessert $2.00.  Limited seating and carry out available.  Check out their menu on Facebook. Catering available any day of the week!  Info: Rigel at 410-992-2747

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Café Carinos, serving lunch on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11 am – 1:30 pm at 121 Bridge Street.

Cafe Carions Dish

Frankfort Yoga Studio, Pilates, 11:45 am – 12:25 pm, 306 W Main St, 3rd floor. Info: 227-3276

1:30 pm – Liberty Hall Historic Guided Tours. Tours depart from Liberty Hall, 218 Wilkinson St, 1:30 p.m.  Monday-Saturday. $6 for adults, $3 for kids. Info: 227-2560.

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4:00 – 7:00 pm – Wine Tasting, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway.  Info: http://capitalcellars.net/

5:00 – 9:00 pm – Michael Kruse, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

5:00 – 9:00 pm – KECU Winter ArtWalk, downtown Frankfort,  Info: 223-2261 or www.downtownfrankfort.com

Visit these shops and artist studios downtown for the best in local art and craft

  • Broadway Clay – 223 W Broadway • 502.320.7250 • broadwayclay.com This ceramics studio, classroom and gallery features the work of local and area potters and painters. Functional and decorative pottery is available for purchase.
  • Capital Gallery of Contemporary Art – 314 Lewis • 502.223.2649 • Exhibiting paintings, fine prints, ceramics and small press books. Works by owner/artist Ellen Glasgow along with artists from Kentucky and across the country.
  • Completely Kentucky – 237 W Broadway • 502.223.5240 • completelykentucky.com Explore the amazing work of hundreds of Kentucky’s most talented artists. Shipping is available and gift wrapping is always free. Open every day.
  • DeSpain Studio and Gallery – 329 W Broadway • 502.352.2717 • Paintings, fine art photography and artists’ greeting cards featuring Kentucky art and Kentucky artists.
  • Full Circle Studio & Gallery – 309 Shelby St • 502.682.9648 • www.createfullcircle.com This working studio features gourd mosaics of Jennifer Zingg, gourd sculptures of Travis Kelley, and others. Art classes are offered for all ages.
  • Gallery House at First United Methodist Church – 211 Washington St. • 502.227.7430 •
  • Jessie’s Art Gallery & Custom Framing – 200 W 2nd St • 502.227.2495 • Specializing in “conservation framing” this gallery also carries one of the most complete collections of Paul Sawyier prints.
  • M.A. Selbert – 330 St Clair St • 502.227.2780 • selberts.com Locally owned full service jewelry and gift store that includes locally made jewelry.
  • McClure Building Art Studios – 306 W Main – please call for hours/availability
    • Alchemy Salon – Room 711 • 502.352.2791 • Gina Morales shows her collages on ceramic tile.
    • Betty Beshoar Art Studio – Room 700 • 502.682.9446 • Visit this working art studio featuring oil paintings & collages.
    • Gene Burch Studio – Room 603 • Purchase Gene Burch’s photographs of Frankfort and beyond at Shades of BLU Boutique.
    • Studio 710 – Room 710 • 859-913-5263 • http://karencareypaintings.com Features variety of oil paintings.
  • Nitro – 200 W Main •502.226.2400 • nitrooffrankfort.com Quaint boutique featuring fashionable clothing, unique accessories and artistic jewelry. Occasional special events during ArtWalk.
  • Old Capital Antiques – 231 W Broadway •502.223.3879 • Handcrafted items, collectibles, decorative accessories, mid-century antiques and an extensive collection of cameos are available.
  • Poor Richard’s Books – 233 W Broadway • 502-223-8010 • poorrichardsbooksky.com A “real” bookstore that specializes in Kentucky and regional authors. Special events during Art Walk including book signings.
  • Rebecca Ruth Candy Tours & Museum – 116 E 2nd St • 502-223-7475 • rebeccaruth.com Revolving exhibits of Kentucky art in the museum. Gift shop has original and print art for sale.
  • Rodger’s Studio – 224 W Main • 502.223.3123 • Meet Bill Rodgers and view his photographic images from in and around Frankfort, portraitures and more.
  • Shades of BLU Boutique – 300 St Clair Ste 102 • 502.468.2036 •This unique store offers the work of local and regional artists, photographers and craft artisans.
  • Simply Garden – 100 E Broadway • 502.545.8104 • https://www.facebook.com/Simplygardenky?fref=ts Unique home furnishings, accessories, garden themed gifts, and complete interior & year round garden design services are available.
  • The Eclectic Mix – 300 St. Clair St. • 502.382.7207 • www.facebook.com/TheEclecticMixStore
  • The Milam House – 308 Washington St • 502.226.6464 • themilamhouseflowers.com Family owned florist specializing in unique and artful arrangements and gifts.
  • The Woolery – 315 St Clair • 502.352.9800 • www.woolery.com A comprehensive store dedicated to the fiber arts. Available in the store are handcrafted work, fiber supplies, equipment, and a variety of classes.
  • Three Elements Designs – 332 St Clair • 502.418.2074 • threeelementsdesigns.com This working studio of Rob Kirkman features handcrafted furniture, custom carpentry and functional pieces.
  • Vibrant Life – 338 St Clair • 502.352.2452 • www.vibrantlifefrankfort.com Visit this holistic healing center that displays and sells a wide variety of 2 and 3-dimensional art from Frankfort and around the world.

Listing of art supporting venues in downtown Frankfort

  • Capital City Museum – 325 Ann St •502.696.0607 • www.capitalcitymuseum.com/ Special activities during ArtWalk may include performing arts and music.
  • Frankfort School of Ballet – 340 St Clair • 502.226.6443 • frankfortballet.com Featuring works of local and emerging artists. Exhibits change periodically.
  • Franklin County Judicial Center – 222 St Clair • 502.564.2278 • Displaying historic photographs courtesy of the Capital City Museum and Ky Historical Society, and modern photographs by Gene Burch.
  • Hill House – 214 W Second Featuring one-of-a-kind works and collectibles from local and regional artists (during ArtWalk)
  • Kentucky Historical Society – 100 W Broadway • 502.564.1792 • history.ky.gov Revolving exhibits that feature Kentucky artists and events.
  • Liberty Hall Historic Site – 202 Wilkinson St • 502.227.2560 • libertyhall.org National Historic Landmark featuring early Kentucky furnishings and art.
  • Paul Sawyier Public Library – 319 Wapping St • 502.352.2665 • www.pspl.org On exhibit are stained glass windows, batiks, Paul Sawyier paintings, prints, and work of local/regional artists.
  • Rhonda Gauthier Gallery – 115 Bridge St • 502.320.3856 • rhondaartist.com The Gallery exhibits oil paintings by impressionist artist Rhonda Gauthier and hosts music events featuring Sammy Coulter & Co.
  • The Grand Theatre Grand Gallery – 308 St Clair • 502.352.7469 • grandtheatrefrankfort.org Gallery space exhibiting the work of regional artists. Displays change quarterly.

Dining & Refreshment Options

  • Bourbon on Main – 103 W Main • 502.352.2720 • www.bourbononmain.com Enjoy pub grub extraordinaire, a stocked bourbon bar, rotating craft beers on tap and the works of local and emerging artists for sale.
  • Brick Alley – 325 St Clair • 502.875.2559 • Stop by the Brick for drinks and to enjoy the works of local artists during Art Walks
  • Buddy’s Pizza – 212 Broadway • 502.352.2920 • Handcrafted pizza, salad and sandwiches. Changing exhibits of local artists and student work are available for purchase. Check out the “Buddy” wall of local canine buddies.
  • Capital Cellars – 227 W Broadway • 502.352.2600 • capitalcellars.net Enjoy this unique bar and cafe that retails local and regional wines/bourbons and works from local and emerging artists.
  • Cascades Lounge at the Capital Plaza Hotel – 405 Wilkinson Blvd • www.capitalplazaky.com/restaurant/menus.htm Cascades offers a wide variety of wine and spirits.
  • Gibby’s – 204 Broadway • 502.223.4429 • eatatgibbys.com Serving fresh local food with an Italian theme. Live music on back patio and special events during Art Walk.
  • Kentucky Coffeetree Café – 235 W Broadway • 502-875-3009• kentuckycoffeetree.com Gourmet deli, dessert and coffee bar and local beer and cocktails. Changing exhibits of local and emerging artists.
  • La Fiesta Grande – 334 St Clair • 502.352.2395 • Authentic Mexican food in a fun, friendly atmosphere. Enjoy happy hour on the “mall” (outdoor seating).
  • Magee’s Bakery – 225 W Main • 502.223.7621 • facebook.com/mageesdoughnuts Local bakery specializing in custom cakes, delicious desserts, breakfast treats, and lunch. Hand blown candle holders available for sale.
  •  Mai-Siagon – 328 St Clair • 502.352.2420 • Authentic Vietnamese family owned restaurant and grocery store.
  • Rick’s White Light – 114 Bridge St • 502.696.9104 • whitelightdiner.com Featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, this famous eatery has a kitschy decor with funky art covering the walls
  • Serafini – 243 Broadway • 502.875.5599 • serafinifrankfort.com Fine dining restaurant open for lunch and dinner exhibiting the works of noted Kentucky folk artists.
  • Subway – 238 W Main • 502.227.3275 • Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner, made to order, salads and subs.
  •  The Meeting House B&B – 519 Ann St • 502.226.3226 • themeetinghousebandb.com Bed and Breakfast Inn in pre Civil War house. Enjoy home cooked meals with a northern flair.

= Art always available for sale


103 Moore Drive • 502.564.5597• www.kecu.org

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Holiday ArtWalk - 12-4-15

5:00 – 9:00 pm – ArtWalk featuring David ReedLive Music featuring Keith Hubbard, 8:00 pm,  at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. 352-2720.

5:00 – 9:00 pm – ArtWalk, featuring Lindsay Fallis, Elizabeth Zoeller and Mallory Quisenberry. Live Music featuring Chris Fallis, 6:00 – 9:00 pm and Rockadelic, 10:00 – close, at The Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. 875-2559.

6:00 – 9:00 pm – “Sip & Savor” Fridays, Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, winning wines and the glass is included for free.  FREE Live Music, at the Tasting Room.

DUSK – 11:00 pm – Holiday Light Display, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

See a kaleidoscope of sparkling lights and displays that captivate your imagination on a drive through Buffalo Trace Distillery.  Lights on display nightly now through January 2, 2016.

Buffalo Trace Light Display

7:00 pm – Ghost Tour at Buffalo Trace Distillery, It’s rumored that there are more spirits at the Distillery than those aging in barrels. You will hear legendary stories and get a look at some of the Distillery’s most haunted areas, including Stony Point Mansion, where it’s been said that the ghost of Col. Blanton still resides. FREE.  Reservations are required for this tour.  113 Great Buffalo Trace, Reservations: 696-5926

Any flavored margarita or daiquiri $2.99 at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St., Info: 352-2395

7:30 pm Bluegrass Theatre Guild presents Fruit Cakes by Julian Wiles, at the Grand Theatre, St. Clair Street

Playwright Julian Wiles calls Fruitcakes “a celebration of small town life” Comedy/Drama/Holidays. By Julian Wiles.

Mix together a batch of fruitcakes, three dozen Christmas trees, 10,000 outdoor Christmas lights, a chicken pox epidemic, two southern spinsters, an estranged old man, a lost cat named Tutti Frutti and a Christmas hog named Buster and you’ve got the recipe for a fun-filled and touching evening of holiday cheer. Into this world comes Jamie, a kid who has run away from home and come as far as his money will take him. At first he thinks this town’s inhabitants are “nuttier than fruitcakes,” but soon he comes to admire, appreciate and adore this nutty little town. A moving story of alienation, understanding and reconciliation, FrUiTCaKeS provides audiences with a heaping helping of holiday warmth and Christmas cheer.

Director, designer and playwright Julian Wiles founded Charleston Stage in 1978. As Charleston’s resident professional theatre company, it has grown into one of South Carolina’s largest arts institutions. Wiles grew up on a cotton farm in Ft. Motte, S.C. He attended Clemson University, received a bachelor’s degree in history from the College of Charleston in 1974 and an MFA in dramatic art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1976. Wiles has written or adapted 27 original plays and musicals including Blitzen!; a boy and his piano; the boy who stole the stars; Denmark Vesey: Insurrection; FrUiTCaKeS; Gershwin at Folly; Helium; Inga Binga; Nevermore! Edgar Allen Poe, the Final Mystery; NigHt of tHe pterodActyls and The Seat of Justice. Wiles is a recipient of the 2010 Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Awards for the Arts, the highest honor in the arts awarded by the state of South Carolina.

Taken from Dramatic Publishing Copyright 2006 – 2009

Leslie Noell          Producer
Shawn Reaves     Director
Carol Other          Stage Manager
Laurel Dailey       Publicity
Ranelle Mackey  Front of House

Bill Payne   Mark   Morgan
Skyler Guthrie       Jamie
Jim Neeley             Beebo
Kennedy Hall         Betty Jane
Jared Winters        Little Beebo
Ella Kays                 Sally
Cathie Hoehner    Sara
Janet Meyer          Alice
Dylan Reaves         Skeeter
Betsy Nickens       Mattie Sue
Chad Allen             Rick Morgan
Libby Kays              Meredith
Morton McIntyre  Sammy
Alyssa McCrystal   Laura
Leighann Jacobs    Frances
Little Skeeter
Lynden Nickens     Little Larry
Little Billy
Brianna Simpson   Angel Director
Laurel Dailey          Extra
Diana Lowe            Extra

George Stokes       Sound
Richard Abbott      Sound
Chad Allen              Backstage
Laurel Dailey          Backstage
Costumes               Angela Shouse

Bluegrass Theater Guild presents Fruitcakes - December 201505

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