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Capital Living Event Highlights - Friday

Highlights for Friday, November 18th, 2016

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

Capital Living Covers Frankfort’s Social Scene…BE SEEN By Capital Living!!!

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Friday – Saturday, November 18 – 19, 2016 – The Movement Youth Convention, at the Frankfort Convention Center, 405 Mero, Frankfort

We will be taking an overnight trip to Frankfort for the 2016 “The Movement” Youth Convention! Plans for now are to meet at the church and leave together at 4PM so we have time to register and possibly check in to our hotel. We are hoping to provide transportation also. Cost is $50/person, but we are fundraising to see how much of that we can cover.

Youth Convention is an amazing time for youth and leaders all over Kentucky to worship together. This year we have the 922 Band from Erlanger, Christ’s Chapel to lead us in worship. Reggie Dabbs will be our guest speaker on Friday night and Saturday. Heath Adamson will be speaking on Saturday morning at our Speed the Light service. You do not want to miss this amazing event!

Service Schedule is (tentatively):
Friday Registration @ 6PM, Service starts 8PM
Saturday Registration @ 8:15AM, Services @9AM & 4PM


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)

Salato Wildlife Education Brochure 2011-2

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

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

4:00 – 7:00 pm – Wine Tasting, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway. More info: visit http://www.capitalcellars.com or call 502.352.2600

Capital Cellars

Friday & Saturday, November 18 – 19, 2016 – Bourbonanza!, Downtown Frankfort

Friday, November 18th:

5:00-9:00 pm ArtWalk and Bourbon Stroll
Throughout downtown Frankfort. Go to http://www.downtownfrankfort.com/pages/artwalk for more information on ArtWalk.

Saturday, November 19th:

2:00 – 4:00 pm at 317 West Broadway (the old Mitchell’s Building):

Barrel Stave Demo
Live Music featuring Jeri Katherine Howell & Nat Colten
Dave Reed’s KY Distillery oil paintings
Kentucky Coffeetree Cafe
West Sixth Brewing

7:00 – 9:00 pm at The Lancaster, 306 Wapping Street (Ticketed Event):

Tastings : bourbon, beer, wine, coffee, & candy
Live Music – Bill May & Friends
Hor d’oeuvres
Meet & Greet with Master Distillers
Kentucky Distiller’s Association
Live Rare Bourbon Auction YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS!

What are you most excited to bid on??

Bottles signed by Buffalo Trace Distillery Master Distiller Harlan Wheatley:
-2013 release George T. Stagg (128.2 proof)
-2011 release Eagle Rare 17 year
-Pappy Van Winkle 20 year
-Col. E. H. Taylor Barrel Proof (135.4 proof)
-Stagg Jr. (129.7 proof)

Bottles signed by Jim Beam Master Distiller Fred Noe:
-Distillers Masterpiece bottle in a leather case
-Knob Creek and a signed book by Fred Noe
-Basket with Jim Beam Black, Jim Beam Double Oak, Jim Beam Bonded with a Jim Beam Flask


Other Great Bourbonanza Events on Saturday, November 19th:

Broadway Clay: Broadway Clay Projects for Art Walk & Bourbon-anza, Paint Your Own Wine Glass or Votive $25

Completely Kentucky: Will feature the finest selection of bourbon wares and KY Proud food items – all made by Kentucky artists and craftspeople!

Simply Garden: Will have the creators of Wixology Candle company on hand from 2:00-5:00 pm. This candle company’s candles are a soy based candle made in Lexington.

Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History: Bourbonanza at the KHS – Join the Kentucky Historical Society and Buffalo Trace Distillery from 4:00 – 5:00 pm to hear third-generation Buffalo Trace employee Freddie Johnson share his personal connections to the distillery and Frankfort. Rarely seen Buffalo Trace artifacts will illustrate Freddie’s stories.

KHS will round out the hour with a behind-the-scenes tour that will include such collection highlights as a bootlegger’s still.

Freddie Johnson’s presentation is included in the $4 admission to the KHS campus. Admission prices include KHS’s Holiday History Train Display and access to the permanent exhibits and regular KHS campus activities. EXCLUSIVE behind-the-scenes tour, for this event only, will be offered for $14, includes admission.

KHS also will offer a discount on bourbon-related products all day (10 a.m.–5 p.m.) at its Stewart Home School 1792 Store. Information: 502-564-1792 or history.ky.gov/events


5:00 – 9:00 pm – ArtWalk featuring Frankfort: The Land Between, at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair Street

The Grand Gallery welcomes the Mountain Workshop’s photojournalism documentary of FRANKFORT: THE LAND BETWEEN. This exhibition features forty photographs selected from the work of the journalism students who visited Frankfort during October 2015 and recorded the people, places, activities, and yes, even our animals, that make our community unique.

The book based on this work and including many other photographs and interviews will be available for sale during the November ArtWalk on November 18th.

For more information about this project and the Mountain Workshops, visit http://www.mountainworkshops.org/


5:00 – 9:00 pm – ArtWalk, Downtown Frankfort

Our KECU downtown ArtWalks feature amazing original art from local / regional artists and artisans. Over 25 venues participate and mediums include painting, watercolor, woodwork, pottery, fiber arts, calligraphy, photography, glasswork, metalwork, and more. Come enjoy a lovely, creative experience in Downtown Frankfort, meet and mingle with our talented artists, and enjoy a nice meal or drink at one of our downtown restaurants.

ArtWalk Logo

Part of our Bourbonanza weekend in downtown Frankfort. Click HERE to learn more.

 Participating venues are marked with an orange ArtWalk pennant.

  •  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 KY 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  available and gift wrapping is always free.        Open every day. Human Trafficking Awareness Art Contest Exhibit
  • Duncan Design -317 East 3rd Street • 502.229.7199 •
  • DeSpain Studio and Gallery – 329 W Broadway • 502.352.2717 • Paintings, fine art photography and artists’ greeting cards featuring Kentucky art and Kentucky artists.
  • Franklin County Women & Family Shelter – 314 St. Clair St.  Art Exhibit and Fundraiser. Raising awareness for 2016 National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, featuring photography by Kristen Branham, KSU Studio Art Senior.
  • 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.
  •  Graymarket Design– 333 St. Clair St. • 415.385.6070 www.graymarketdesign.com Hand blocked printed textiles.
  • 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.
  •  Kentucky Knows – 337 W Broadway • 859.621.5261 •  kentuckyknows.com Kentucky’s first real bourbon barrel aged coffee. Handcrafed gifts suitable for the home from reclaimed Buffalo Trace Distillery Bourbon barrels. Featuring the works of Cheryl Olds Cheek during ArtWalk.
  • 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 thisworking art studio featuring oil paintings & collages.
    • Facial Enhancements – Room 705 • 502.545.0105
    • Gene Burch Studio – Room 603 • Gene Burch’s photographs of Frankfort and beyond.
    • McWilliams Art Studio – Room 714 • 502.545.0198 • American Impressionism Painting.
    • Studio 710 – Room 710 • 859-913-5263 • http://karencareypaintings.com
  • Nitro – 200 W Main •502.226.2400 • nitrooffrankfort.com Quaint boutique featuring fashionable clothing, unique accessories and artistic jewelry. Featuring the Capital Area Art Guild 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Milam House – 308 Washington St • 502.226.6464 • themilamhouseflowers.com Family owned florist specializing in unique and artful arrangements and gifts.
  • 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.
  • Wesley Center at First United Methodist Church – 211 Washington  • 502.227.7430  • Featuring rotating exhibits of local artists.
  •   White Cat Studio – 232 West Main Street, Unit 1 • 502.545.6728 •This working studio offers paintings and classes by Jacqueline Keough. Local handmade items and Chloe and Isabel jewelry.

Listing of art supporting venues in downtown Frankfort

  • Bluegrass Realty and Investment -305 Wilkinson St. •  502.352.2650 •  www.buybluegrass.com 
  •  Capital City Museum – 325 Ann St • 502.696.0607 • www.capitalcitymuseum.com/ Special activities during ArtWalk.
  • 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.
  •  The Grand Theatre Grand Gallery – 308 St Clair • 502.352.7469 • grandtheatrefrankfort.org Gallery space exhibiting the work of regional artists. Displays change quarterly. Mountain Workshops Exhibition.

Dining & Refreshment Options

  • B’s Bakery -241 W Main • 502.699.2222 • Fresh from scratch delicious donuts, pastries, cakes, muffins, quiche, brownies, cookies, paninis, salads and more.
  • 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. Paintings by Karen Carey.
  •  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 • Enjoy this unique bar and cafe that retails local and regional wines, bourbons and works from local and emerging artists. Featuring works by Paula Murphy.
  • Cascades Lounge at the Capital Plaza Hotel – 405 Wilkinson Blvd • 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. Featuring the works of J. Robert Gundy Jr for ArtWalk.
  • 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).
  •  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.

5:30 – 9:30 pm – Dave Hawkins and Peg Buchanan, Inside the Winery at Elk Creek Vineyards, Owenton, KY http://www.elkcreekvineyards.com/

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6:00 – 9:00 pm – Murder Mystery Dinner Party, at Equus Run Vineyards, 1280 Moores Mill Rd, Midway

Equus Run presents Murder Mystery Dinner theater November 18th from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm located in our event barn. Pre-sale Tickets are $45.00 per person and includes your show ticket and meal by Thyme Cafe’

To order your pre-sale tickets please call the vineyard (859)846-9463

Tickets will go very fast for this showing so don’t wait order now!

Come to the quintessential whodunnit thriller at the estate of Sir Warren Peace and get thrown into a night of mystery, intrigue, and murder you will never forget. With a killer crowd of people just waiting for murder to arrive on the scene, this night will keep everyone looking over their shoulders and guessing who the next victim will be! Bribe suspects for clues and gather information to uncover the unhinged guest who is whacking all the invitees. Just be careful, because you could be next! Dress your best in evening wear and suits—this is a refined party, after all.


6:30 pm – Human Trafficking Art Awareness Contest and Walk, at Completely Kentucky, 237 W Broadway St, Frankfort

Winners of the Human Trafficking Art Awareness Contest will be disclosed and recognized. We will walk with our FCHTTF banner to raise community awareness that Human Trafficking continues to exist today.

Please join us in recognizing the work of our contributing artist and raising awareness that Human Trafficking predators and buyers continue to inflict pain on people with impunity due to our failure to recognize and report their activity.

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

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.

Live music, at Bourbon on Main, 103 West Main (KY 420), Frankfort

Bourbon on Main

Live music featuring Dudley Roberts, 6:00 – 9:00 pm and then Kung Fu Grip, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

Live music featuring Ray Byrd, at La Fiesta Grande, 334 St. Clair St. 352-2395

Capital Living Covers Frankfort’s Social Scene…BE SEEN By Capital Living!!!

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