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Capital Living Event Highlights - Saturday

Highlights for Saturday, February 25th, 2017

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

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

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 – 9:45 am – Taiji with Joseph Fiala, L.Ac., MSOM, at The Ward Oates Ampitheater, 8:30 – 9:45 am. www.thelightclinic.org

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.

9:45 – 11:00 am – All Levels Yoga, at Frankfort Yoga Studio, 306 W Main St, 3rd floor. Info: 227-3276

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

Featuring the new exhibit

Frankfort’s Fishing Reels: Jewels of the Bluegrass

Frankfort has a very unique place in history as being the town where the bait casting fishing reel was perfected and first produced. Every place has its historic event or figure, but only we have this distinction. It was a Frankfort industry for over 100 years. Local craftsmen handmade these gems to fish the renowned streams of central Kentucky. Their reputation for quality and beauty was recognized around the world.

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10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway, Open Tuesday through Saturday

Admission

(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

11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Bookends Sat. Walk In Workshop, at Broadway Clay, 223 W Broadway Street

WalkIn anytime between 11-1 to create a Bookshelf out of Clay with one of our studio artists.
$20

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1:00 – 5:00 pm – Rusalka, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair Street

Antonín Dvořák Rusalka

Kristine Opolais stars in the role that helped launch her international career, the mythical Rusalka, who sings the haunting “Song to the Moon.” Mary Zimmerman brings her wondrous theatrical imagination to Dvořák’s fairytale of love and longing, rejection and redemption. Brandon Jovanovich, Jamie Barton, Katarina Dalayman, and Eric Owens complete the all-star cast, and Mark Elder conducts.

Tickets: $23 Adult / $18 Student

1 PM (approximately 245 minutes)

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4:00 – 7:00 pm – Chris Carpenter, at Talon Winery, 400 Gordon Ln, Shelbyville

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Kentucky native Chris Carpenter began his journey in high school; with worn-down sneakers and the opportunity to transform his heart with music. Since then the rest is history. With influences ranging from Oasis to Counting Crows, to the dynamic-storytelling of BoB Dylan, Carpenter has carved out his path since he moved to Nashville in 2009. Carpenter consistently reinvents himself into a greater sense of who he is as a musician, and continues to still fit into melodies as comfortable as an old pair of sneakers.

5:00 – 7:00 pm – History Happy Hour, at the Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

History Happy Hour in conjunction with the Kentucky Historical Society. Can you help us solve this #MysteryMonday?

Have you ever taken a ride around the Distillery in a horse drawn carriage? We know some people have from our photo archives. Do you know who these people are or why they were taking a horse drawn ride around the Distillery?

Undated, this photo shows an early version of what became our Blanton’s Hand Bottling Hall, a cornerstone stop along our Trace Tour. Do you know who these guys are or what year this was taken?

The image shows four distillery workers playing basketball on an improvised hoop somewhere on the property in 1959. Do you know who these guys are or where they were playing?

Do you know any of the women packaging bottles of Ancient Age at the Distillery in August of 1956? Then we need your help!

In conjunction with the Kentucky Historical Society we are proud to present our first ever History Happy Hour on Saturday February 25th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Elmer T. Lee Clubhouse. The event is open to the public and free of charge. Enjoy complimentary tastings and refreshments, while helping us discover information on this photo and many others like it from the Distillery and Frankfort community.

Join us on February 25th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Elmer T. Lee Clubhouse for complimentary refreshments, tastings, and a whole lot of history. The event is free of charge and open to the public.

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5:00 – 8:00 pm – Live Music with Ross Donaldson, at Verona Vineyards, 13815 Walton Verona Rd, Verona

Singer/Songwriter Ross Donaldson will be performing his uniques style of acoustic original music as well as your favorites from various artists.

Great Wine, Live Music, Cold Beer and Good Friends. Join us at Verona Vineyards

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

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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.

7:30 – 9:30 pm – Fences, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair Street

A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life. Stars Denzel Washington and Viola Davis.

2016 PG-13

TICKETS: $8

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Dudley Roberts and DJ Tone. UK Game on the big screens, 2:00 pm. $10 buckets and gumbo. Mardis Gras party weekend, hurricanes and beads!, at the Brick Alley, 325 St. Clair. Info: 875-2559.

Open at 2:00 pm. Live music, at Bourbon on Main, 103 W Main St. 352-2720.

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8:00 – 10:00 pm – Walker Montgomery & Band, at Bourbon Street on Main, 204 S Main St, Lawrenceburg

Join at Bourbon Street on Main in downtown Lawrenceburg, KY Walker Montgomery is a seventeen year old aspiring singer from Nicholasville, Kentucky. Walker’s love of music comes naturally; he is the son of multi-platinum selling country music star, John Michael Montgomery, and nephew of Eddie Montgomery, of Montgomery Gentry. In addition to his family musical influences, Walker is inspired by a wide variety of musicians ranging from Randy Travis to Frank Sinatra to Luke Bryan. Walker performs locally around the Lexington, Kentucky area, as well as fairs and festivals throughout his home state of Kentucky.

Most recently, he was honored to be included in Acoustic Jam 2016 in Lexington and Louisville along with 11 other country recording artists. Cover/Ticket Charge for this event

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