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Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, June 17th, 2016

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

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Friday, June 17, 2016

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.

8:30 am – 2:00 pm – Blood Drive, at the American Red Cross, 318 Washington Street, Use RapidPass to speed up donation time.  Visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/RapidPass for more information.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Shop for the Animals, at New Leash on Life Thrift Store, 415 W Broadway.  Unique modern and vintage items for sale.  All proceeds benefit the Franklin County Humane Society. 352-2229.

9:00 am – 5:00 pm – Salato Wildlife Education Center OPEN, at the Salato Wildlife Education Center, #1 Sportsman’s Lane, Frankfort, Ky 40601

Adult $4.00
Youth (5 to 18) $2.00
Children Under 5 Free
Scheduled school groups and chaperones $2.00 (age 5 and older)

Annual Memberships
Individual Membership $20.00
Family $30 (includes all members of the immediate family)
Friend Membership $50 (family and 5 guests)

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Download your Salato Wildlife Brochure HERE

For More Information call (502)564-7863 or 1(800)858-1549

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 – Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway, Open Tuesday through Saturday


(Includes all sites open at the time of visit.)

Adults: $4 | Youth (6-18): $2 | Veterans: $3
Children (5 and under), KHS and KJHS members: FREE

Exterior shots of the Kentucky History Center and the State Arsenal

11:30 am – 6:00 pm – Frankfort Area Chamber Annual Golf Tournament, at the Juniper Hills Golf Course, 700 Louisville Road

Frankfort Area Chamber Annual Golf Tournament - 6-17-16

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

1:30 pm – Guided Tour of Historic Liberty Hall, at Liberty Hall Historic Site, 218 Wilkinson Street.

Guided tours of Liberty Hall are given Monday-Saturday and depart from Liberty Hall located at 218 Wilkinson Street at 1:30 pm. Tours by appointment may be made during normal office hours with advance notice of 7 days. Guided tours last approximately 75 minutes, ending in the museum store.  Las paseos en Español disponibles con cita; habla con Becky Shipp.

The grounds of Liberty Hall Historic Site are open to the public daily, dawn to dusk. Leashed dogs are allowed on the grounds. Photographers are welcome with a pass; click here to read more about our photo policy.

Tour Prices

$6 for adults (18+)
$3 for youth (age 5-18)
Free for children (under age 5)
Free for Friends of Liberty Hall (click here to learn more about becoming a Friend)

School tours must be scheduled in advance.  The fee for school tours is $3.00 per child.  One chaperon per every 10 children is free; each additional adult pays $5.00. To schedule a school tour, call (502) 227-2560 or contact us by email.


The first floor of the Orlando Brown House is wheelchair accessible via a ramp on Wapping Street, adjacent to the building. A handicapped-accessible restroom is also available at the Orlando Brown House.  Please call for more information. Liberty Hall is not wheelchair accessible.

Liberty Hall Tours and Hours

Click HERE for special Summer 2016 events at Liberty Hall and the Orlando Brown House

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Wine Tasting, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway. 352-2600.

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

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6:00 – 9:00 pm – Joey Shaheen, at Talon Winery, Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

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Joey Shaheen aka: “The Wrong Omar” has been touring the US and Canada, singing his “sidewalk confessionals of bad choices” with a tongue-in-cheek curmudgeon persona for old souls of all ages. His solo acoustic show follows a string of radio and TV performances throughout the Southeast and Mid-West. Soulful work on the piano leads to a set of guitar/harp and foot tambo songs that can be best described as: “crying tears of joy while making love”. You might also laugh yourself silly with some of his stories. Be warned: you may walk away with these tunes stuck in your head, and you will be encouraged to sing along at times too.

6:30 – 8:30 pm – Live Music, at Prodigy Vineyards and Winery, 4686 Versailles Road

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Dinner is available. Open 12 p-9 p at the farm

6:30 – 8:30 pm – Bourbon Blast on the Patio, at the Capital Plaza Hotel, 405 Wilkinson Blvd.Live music, drink, and dinner specials. Create Full Circle is conducting the session. Register HERE.

Join us for a fun evening on the patio at the Capital Plaza Hotel on Friday night, June 17th, from 6:30-8:30.

We will be painting a bourbon inspired canvas!

Cost is $35 per person.

Please register online using the calendar below, or call 502-682-9648.
Participants MUST pre-register for the event.

Bourbon Blast on the Plaza at the CPH - 6-17-16

Live music featuring Chris Fallis at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395.

7:00 – 9:00 pm – Pappy for Your Pappy, at Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

This Father’s Day, make him a happy pappy with a one-of-a-kind dinner event as Julian and Preston Van Winkle guide you through a tasting of the various ages of Van Winkle Bourbons. Don’t forget to bring your favorite Van Winkle item to have it signed at the end of the evening.

6:00 p.m. – Optional Tour

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Dinner/Event.
$100 per person.

Lottery system in place; entries taken through online registration form atbuffalotracedistillery.com/events, May 9-12.

On May 13, drawing will occur and winners will be notified.

Seating limited to 130 people. Entering into this lottery does not guarantee a ticket to this event.

One entry per household.

Pappy for Your Pappy at Buffalo Trace Distillery - 6-17-16

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.

7:00 pm – JSP SummerStage presents King Lear by William Shakespeare, at Josephine Sculpture Park, 3355 Lawrenceburg Rd. Frankfort, KY

JSP SummerStage is a professional production that we work on year round? June will be here before we know it, so we are working hard now to dream, develop and design the best SummerStage yet.

2016 presents King Lear featuring a new sculpture created by Aaron Dysart (MN) who will be in residence at JSP the last week in May.

JSP SummerStage Core Creative team consists of professional directors, actors, artists, musicians and designers from across the region.

Your support through attendance, volunteering and donations makes this all happen, THANK YOU!

All donations made HERE will support SummerStage and will receive a 50% match from LG&E and KU while the matching funds last.  So please don’t delay and support us TODAY!!

About sculptor Aaron Dysart

SummerStage at JSP has traditionally explored Shakespeare through a non-traditional lens and in 2016 we will continue to do so as we welcome visiting sculptor Aaron Dysart, into the core creative team.

Aaron received his MFA in sculpture from the University of Minnesota in 2002, and has since taught at multiple colleges throughout the Twin Cities and has exhibited his work nationally. He has received awards from Franconia Sculpture Park, Forecast Public Art and Public Art St. Paul. In 2013 the Minnesota State Arts Board, through the Artist Initiative program, funded a self-created artist residency on a working cattle farm in southeastern Minnesota. Recently, Dysart was part of a collaborative team of artists who created and exhibited the Plume Project which utilized live data from a NASA satellite to light a power plant’s steam plume in St. Paul, MN. He is a current City Arts Collaboratory Fellow through Public Art St. Paul and lives and works in Northeast Minneapolis. We are thrilled that he will be the lead sculptor and visiting artist for JSP’s King Lear in 2016. Be sure to stop by JSP to meet Aaron and see his work in action while he is in residence at JSP during the last week of May.

Summer Stage at JSP presents King Leer - July 2016

Live music featuring The Lions of Mercury, 7:00 pm, at Bourbon on Main, 103 West Main (KY 420), Frankfort

Bourbon on Main

7:30 pm – Summer Film Series presents Minions (2015 PG), at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair St, Tickets: $6. 352-7469.

Minions Stuart, Kevin and Bob are recruited by Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who, alongside her inventor husband Herb, hatches a plot to take over the world.


Outside grill and beer bar now open, 5:00-9:00 pm! Live music featuring Slugger and Cowboy Poets (formerly BonePony from Nashville), at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

8:00 pm – Bluegrass Theatre Guild presents Big Fish, the musical. at Western Hills High School. Tickets available at the door. Children/Seniors, $12. Adults, $15. Info: 859-576-8136www.bluegrasstheatreguild.com

Big Fish the Musical presented by Bluegrass Theatre Guild at Western Hills High School.

June 16-19, evening performances at 8:00 p.m. and matinees at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for children and seniors.

Big Fish is the story of Edward Bloom who has lived a full and fantastical life, populated by witches, giants, and mermaids, marked by true love. His adult son, Will, is no longer amused by his father’s fantastical tales, When Edward’s health declines, and Will learns that he and his wife, Josephine, will have a son of their own, Will decides to find out his father’s “true” life story, once and for all.

Bluegrass Theatre Guild presents BIG FISH the Musical - June18-20

9:00 pm – Confederate Railroad, at The Knight Club, 1145 US Highway 127 S, Frankfort

Tickets cost $20.00 / Must be 21 or over.

Confederate Railroad

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