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Capital Living…Covering Frankfort’s Social Scene – Upcoming Events

Welcome to Capital Living!!!  Our Commonwealth’s Capital City has events for everyone to enjoy year round.  Find out what’s going on in Frankfort/Franklin County and the surrounding areas.  We’ve done our best to compile a list of things to do, for upcoming notable events for families, for schools, just for fun, for community volunteerism, for history buffs, and for businesses.  If you do not see your organization’s event on here, and would like to, email us at CapitalLivingKY@gmail.com.  For advertising rates to better market and promote your business, organization and/or to cover your event, email april@KYCapitalLiving.com.

This will be a regular posting every Monday morning and will be updated each week.

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November 2017

Thursday, November 2, 6:30 – 8:00 pm – Film Discussion Group: Barry Lyndon, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

The Film Discussion Group meets on the first Thursday of every month at 6:30pm. Each member receives a copy of that month’s film to watch at home. At our meeting, we will then discuss things we liked, things we didn’t like, and everything in between. If you have questions or wish to join this group, please contact Ernie Dixon at 352-2665 x109 or ernie@pspl.org.


Friday, November 3, 11:00 am – 1:30 pm – Frankfort OK for CASA Chili Luncheon, at VFW Post 4075, 104 E 2nd St

Come warm up with a bowl of chili for a good cause! $5.00 gets you chili, a drink, and dessert! Check out Broadway Clay and our fantastic raffle items! Hosted by the Optimist and Kiwanis Clubs of Frankfort!


Friday, November 3, 4:30 – 7:00 pm – 2nd Annual Phenomenal Women Wine-Tasting, at Capital Cellars, 227 W Broadway St

Event proceeds benefit AAUW Bluegrass Central Branch’s programs and scholarships. Enjoy tasting wines chosen especially to celebrate women; savor delicious hors d’oeuvres;, and take a chance on some fantastic prizes.

Wine tasting is $10. Donations welcome.
Must be 21 years old to attend.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls.


Friday, November 3, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm – Little Historians: Thankful for Land, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Can a potato really soothe a burn? Does mint actually ease an upset stomach? If you don’t know, your Little Historian will as we explore these and other natural remedies for common ailments and learn new ways to engage with and appreciate Kentucky’s native plants. Activities will help develop listening, sensorimotor, verbal communication, observational, fine motor, large motor and critical thinking skills.

Ideal for ages 3-5.

$10 for first student with an additional $5 per additional student; $5 per child for members.

Registration Required. Space is limited. Call 502-564-1792, Ext. 4408.


Friday, November 3, 7:30 – 10:00 pm – Riders in the Sky, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

Multi-Grammy winning Western artists have brought “comedy and western” music to the stage as they begin their 30th anniversary tour in November. $40/$35/$25

Sponsored by Kentucky Monthly


Saturday, November 4, 9:30 – 11:00 amBreakfast with a Book: A Pearl in the Storm, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

A Pearl in the Storm by Tori Murden McClure

Breakfast with a Book is for readers who enjoy a variety of good books in both fiction and nonfiction genres. The group meets every five weeks on Saturday morning at 9:30am for a continental breakfast and book discussion. If you have questions or wish to join this group, please contact Mark Kinnaird at 352-2665 x107 or mark@pspl.org.


Saturday, November 4, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Kid’s Class: First Kentuckians, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway St

Using artifacts displayed in our exhibit, “A Kentucky Journey,” kids will discover the people groups that lived in Kentucky before European settlement. They will experience Native American lifeways as they grind maize, harvest sunflower seeds, craft clay pots and play games. They also will explore the changes Native Americans experienced after contact with European settlers.

For ages 6-12.

$10 for first child. $5 for every additional child.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, Ext. 4408.

Payment is due the day of the class. Classes begin by checking in your child at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


Saturday, November 4, 1:00 – 2:00 pm – Inside the Lines Coloring Club, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Join us for an afternoon of coloring and relaxation! Adult coloring books offer a fun way to unwind and tap into your creativity. Studies have shown that coloring can reduce stress and improve focus and mindfulness.

The “Inside the Lines Coloring Club” is a monthly coloring group for adults. This free event will take place in the Library Community Room, and no registration is necessary. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.


Saturday, November 4, 7:00 – 10:00 pm – Bow Wow Meow Annual Fundraiser, at the The Frankfort Country Club, 101 Duntreath St

Join us for our 14th Annual Bow Wow Meow Fundraiser!

Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017
7:00- 10:00 p.m.

Frankfort Country Club
101 Duntreath St.

Admission $30/advance; $35/door
Register by calling Trudy at (502)545-1862

Join us for an evening of bidding on wonderful silent auction items, hors d’oeuvres and desserts, cash bar and live music. Silent auction items include pet-themed baskets, jewelry, libations, mixed media artwork and more!


Sunday, November 5, 4:00 pm “Allerseelen” Concert (All Saints Sunday) featuring Dr. Caroline G Gibson, and accompanied by Mr. John Martin, at Church of the Ascension, 311 Washington St.

Concert featuring Dr. Caroline G Gibson, Assistant Professor of Voice, Artist in Residence and Director of the Opera/Musical Theatre Workshop at Kentucky State University; accompanied by Mr. John Martin, Staff Accompanist at Kentucky State University. Works of composers to be performed include Handel, Puccini, Verdi, Strauss and others. This is a concert you don’t want to miss!

Works of composers to be performed include Handel, Puccini, Verdi, Strauss and others. Free event.


Monday, November 6, 6:30 – 8:30 pm – Madeline McDowell Breckinridge: Votes for Women!, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Join us for a Kentucky Chautauqua performance presented by Kelly Brengelman.

Madeline McDowell Breckinridge — or Madge, as she preferred — was both a state and national leader of the women’s suffrage movement, and was highly instrumental in Kentucky’s ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting American women the right to vote. Born in Franklin County and raised in Lexington, Madge, the great-granddaughter of Henry Clay, was expected to dedicate her life to public service — but she surpassed every expectation.

Please register for this free event at http://bit.ly/psplBreckinridgeChautauqua

For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665×108 or diane@pspl.org.


 

 

Thursday – Sunday, November 9-12Candlelight Traditions Celebration, Downtown Frankfort

The annual Candlelight Tradition is the start to Frankfort’s holiday season and a beloved tradition for all generations. From carriage rides to hot chocolate, from visits with Santa to a cocktail stroll, this four day festival, named one of the Kentucky Travel Industry Association’s “Top Ten Fall 2012 Events & Festivals,” offers something for young and old. Make plans to join us for this time-honored tradition, visit our 40+ shops and restaurants, and illuminate your holiday season with Candlelight!

Commonwealth Credit Union presents

The 37th Annual Candlelight Tradition

in Downtown Frankfort

November 9-12, 2017

2017 Candlelight Tradition Schedule by Day

Thursday, November 9th

  • 10:00 am – 9:00 pm – Candlelight Open House – Simply Garden (Broadway St.)
  • 10:00 am – 9:00 pm – Historic fishing reel exhibit – Capital City Museum (Ann St.)
  • 10:00 am – 9:00 pm – Anniversary Open House – The Milam House (Washington St.)
  • 11:00 am – 9:00 pm – Candlelight Open House – Nitro (W. Main St.)
  • 3:00 – 8:00 pm – Throw pottery & paint an ornament – Broadway Clay (Broadway St.)
  • 4:00 – 8:00 pm – “Winter Wonderland” with Santa & the R.J. Corman “Polar Express” – Commonwealth Credit Union (High St.)
  • 4:30 – 8:00 pm – Chili Supper – Church of the Ascension (Washington St.)
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm – Kentucky State University Drumline (CCU on High St. to front of Old Capital on Broadway St.)
  • 5:00 – 7:00 pm – Dinner & entertainment – First Presbyterian Church (W. Main St.)
  • 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Open House – Red Cross (Washington St.)
  • 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Live Christmas Music – Pollo Bandido (W. Main St.)
  • 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Christmas Sweets & Paninis – B’s Bakery (W. Main St.)
  • 5:00 – 9:00 pm – “Collections” show – Capital Gallery of Contemporary Art (Lewis St.)
  • 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Pictures with Frosty – Kentucky Harvest House (St. Clair St.)
  • 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Kentucky Proud food tastings – Completely Kentucky (Broadway St.)
  • 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Holiday History Train display and kids activities – Free – Kentucky History Center (Broadway St.)
  • 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Kentucky Burgoo by Russ Kennedy and bourbon barrel aged coffee – Kentucky Knows (Broadway St.)
  • 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Wine tastings – Capital Cellars (Broadway St.)
  • 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Candlelight Trolley Rides (free) – Main St. & Broadway St.
  • 6:00 pm – Capital City Chorale and the First United Methodist Church Adult Handbells – The Lancaster at St. Clair (St. Clair St. & Wapping St.)
  • 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Frankfort High Band Concert (St. Clair St.)
  • 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Horse carriage rides (pick up at corner of Broadway St. and Ann St., on side of First Christian Church)
  • 6:30 – 8:30 pm – “Merry Christmas, Y’all” book signing – Poor Richard’s Books (Broadway St.)
  • 7:00 pm – Welcome & tree lighting – Old Capitol lawn (Broadway St.)
  • Until 9:00 pm – Shopping in downtown galleries, boutiques, and stores

Friday, November 10th

  • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Historic fishing reel exhibit – Capital City Museum (Ann St.)
  • 10:00 am – 9:00 pm – Candlelight Open House – Simply Garden (Broadway St.)
  • 10:00 am – 8:00 pm – Anniversary Open House – The Milam House (Washington St.)
  • 11:00 am – 9:00 pm – Candlelight Open House – Nitro (W. Main St.)
  • 3:00 – 8:00 pm – Throw pottery & paint an ornament – Broadway Clay (Broadway St.)
  • 4:30 – 8:00 pm – Chili Supper – Church of the Ascension (Washington St.)
  • 5:00 – sellout – Bean Soup Supper – First Christian Church (Ann St.)
  • 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Visit with Santa – First Christian Church – (Ann St.)
  • 5:00 – 8:00 pm – Live Christmas Music – Pollo Bandido (W. Main St.)
  • 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Christmas Sweets & Paninis – B’s Bakery (W. Main St.)
  • 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Kentucky Proud food tastings – Completely Kentucky (Broadway St.)
  • 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Pictures with Frosty – Kentucky Harvest House (St. Clair St.)
  • 5:00 – 9:00 – Holiday History Train display – Kentucky History Center – adults $8, kids $6 (Broadway St.)
  • 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Wine tastings – Capital Cellars (Broadway St.)
  • 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Kentucky Burgoo by Russ Kennedy and bourbon barrel aged coffee – Kentucky Knows (Broadway St.)
  • 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Candlelight Trolley Rides (free) – Main & Broadway
  • 5:30 – 7:30 pm – Live Nativity/Petting Zoo – First Baptist Church (St. Clair St.)
  • 5:30 – 7:30 pm – Live music on outside stage – The Lancaster at St. Clair (St. Clair St. & Wapping St.)
  • 5:30 – 8:00 pm – Open House & Tea Tasting – The Light Clinic (McClure Building, 6th Floor)
  • 7:00 – 7:30 pm – Guided Meditation with Carrie Seay – The Light Clinic (McClure Building, 6th Floor)
  • 7:00 – 8 :30 pm – “On Homesickness: A Plea” book signing – Poor Richards Books (Broadway St.)
  • 7:30 pm – Will Renshaw & The PBR TrioThe Grand Theatre – $10 (St. Clair St.)
  • 5:00 – 9:00 pm – “Collections” show – Capital Gallery of Contemporary Art (Lewis St.)
  • Until 9:00 pm – Shopping in downtown galleries, boutiques, and stores

Saturday, November 11th

  • 5:30 am – 3:00 pm – Christmas Sweets & Paninis – B’s Bakery (W. Main St.)
  • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm – Holiday History Train display – Kentucky History Center – adults $8, kids $6 (Broadway St.)
  • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm – Anniversary Open House – The Milam House (Washington St.)
  • 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Candlelight Open House – Simply Garden (Broadway St.)
  • 11:00 am – 5:00 pm – Candlelight Open House – Nitro (W. Main St.)
  • 11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Throw pottery & paint an ornament – Broadway Clay (Broadway St.)
  • 12:00 – 3:00 pm – Live Christmas Music – Pollo Bandido (W. Main St.)
  • 2:00 pm – Polar Express Pajama Party with SantaGrand Theatre – $3 (St. Clair St.)
  • 2:00 pm – Wreath design workshop – Simply Garden – $20, must pre-register (Broadway St.)
  • 5:00 – 9:00 pm – Kentucky Proud food tastings – Completely Kentucky (Broadway St.)
  • 5:00 – 10:00 pm – Cocktail Stroll (15+ downtown restaurants/shops)
  • Until 9:00 pm – Shopping in downtown galleries, boutiques, and stores

Sunday, November 12th 

  • 12:00 – 5:00 pm – Candlelight Open House – Nitro (W. Main St.)
  • 2:00 pm – Casablanca – The Grand Theatre – $8 (St. Clair St.)
  • 2:30 – 4:00 pm – Steampunk Tweed (bicycle) Ride (front of Old Capitol)
  • 3:00 pm – Capital City Community Band – First United Methodist Church (Washington St.)
  • Until 5:00 pm – Shopping in downtown galleries, boutiques, and stores

Commonwealth Credit Union is the presenting sponsor of The 37th Annual Candlelight Tradition and we are very thankful for their support and involvement. Learn more about them at www.ccuky.org.


Tuesday, November 14, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Family Workshop: Westward Bound! Exploring & Settling the Kentucky Frontierat the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway St

Using artifacts and documents from the KHS collection, families will encounter the colonists who explored and settled Kentucky beginning in the mid-1700s. Then they will work together on surveying and mapmaking activities, and will plan their own wilderness forts inspired by Fort Boonesborough.

Best for ages 6-12, but all ages are welcome!

$10 per family – one adult and up to two children. $5 for each additional participant.

Registration required because of limited space. Call 502-564-1792, Ext. 4408.

Payment is due the day of the workshop. Workshops begin at the front desk of the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History.


Wednesday, November 15, 12:00 – 2:00 pm – Food for Thought: Telling the Story – Native American Presence in Kentuckyat the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 W Broadway St

Celebrate Native American History Month with us. Come and learn about the fascinating history and rich culture of the people who inhabited Kentucky long before Daniel Boone crossed the Cumberland Gap. Tressa Brown, of the Kentucky Native American Heritage Commission, will discuss the many cultural contributions Native Americans have made throughout the Kentucky’s history, as well as the impact of lingering stereotypes.

Interested in Native American culture from a young age, Brown works to promote recognition of Native American history and contributions to Kentucky culture.

KHS members: $25. Others: $30

Price includes lunch.

Reservations required by Nov. 10. Call 502-564-1792, Ext. 4408.


Wednesday, November 15, 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Decorating for the Holidays, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Ben Lee of The Milam House will offer decorating tips and ideas to see you through the entire holiday season!

Adults, please register for this free program online or at the Library. For more information, contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665 x108 or diane@pspl.org.

Register online at the following link: http://bit.ly/psplDecoratingHolidays


Wednesday, November 15, 7:30 – 10:00 pm – Judy Collins Quartet, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

“Sweet Judy Blue Eyes” is an American icon with 50 albums, films, books and more that include fabulous renditions of “Both Sides Now” and the Grammy award-winning best record “Send in the Clowns”. $55/$45/$35

Get tickets HERE


Thursday, November 16, 6:30 – 7:30 pmKentucky Book Group: The Sport of Kings, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

The Sport of Kings by C.E. Morgan

In celebration of our state’s rich literary tradition, this book discussion group focuses on Kentucky authors, settings, and/or themes. The group meets on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30pm in the Library Community Room. New members are always welcome! If you have questions or wish to join, please contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665 x108 or diane@pspl.org.


Saturday, November 18, 1:00 – 3:30 pm – Met Opera – The Exterminating Angel, at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

Following the rapturous response to his last opera, The Tempest, the Met presents the American premiere of Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, inspired by the classic Luis Buñuel film of the same name. Hailed by the New York Times at its 2016 Salzburg Festival premiere as “inventive and audacious … a major event,” The Exterminating Angel is a surreal fantasy about a dinner party from which the guests can’t escape. Tom Cairns, who wrote the libretto, directs the new production, and Adès conducts his own adventurous new opera.

Music by Thomas Adès, libretto by Tom Cairns in collaboration with the composer, based on the screenplay by Luis Buñuel and Luis Alcoriza

Production a gift of Robert L. Turner

Additional funding from The H.M. Agnes Hsu-Tang, PhD. and Oscar Tang Endowment Fund, and American Express

Estimated Run Time
2 hrs 27 mins


Saturday, November 18, 7:00 – 11:00 pm – Bourbon & Blackjack, at The Lancaster at St. Clair, 306 Wapping St

Join us at The Lancaster for bourbon tastings, amazing unique signature bourbon cocktails, bourbon inspired foods, a live band, and a variety of casino-type games!

Try your hand at poker, black jack, and craps tables that will be spread throughout the venue, taste Kentucky’s finest bourbons and signature bourbon cocktails and dance the night away with our live band.

This amazing experience is only a 1 night event so get your tickets quick before they are all sold out!

Tickets Include- Bourbon tastings, food, live band, and games. Full stocked cash bar is available for additional drinks.

Get tickets HERE


Monday, November 20, 5:30 – 7:30 pm – Genealogy Conversations, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Join Mark Kinnaird and other participating local genealogists for Genealogy Conversations! Come talk about what you’re currently working on, your successes, and your brick walls. Have a great research story or a specific technique that has worked well in the past? We want you to share it! Unlike a traditional class, this will be a give-and-take discussion — you might be able to help someone, and they might be able to help you.

No registration is required. For more information, contact Mark at 352-2665 x107 or mark@pspl.org.


Thursday, November 23, 7:30 – 11:30 am – Thanksgiving Walk of Awareness,

https://runsignup.com/Race/KY/Frankfort/AnnualThanksgivingWALKofAwarenessForACCESSSoupKitchen

The 22nd Annual Thanksgiving Walk* of Awareness for Frankfort’s ACCESS Soup Kitchen and Men’s Shelter takes place Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017! Sign in begins at 7:30am, inside the First United Methodist Church building, 211 Washington St., Frankfort, KY. (For previous years’ walkers, please note the NEW start location; we will NOT be starting from Church of the Ascension, but rather the First United Methodist building.)

PLEASE PREREGISTER on the sign up page at RunSignup.com, using the link below! Those who do not pre-register are not guaranteed a tee shirt!!

https://runsignup.com/Race/KY/Frankfort/AnnualThanksgivingWALKofAwarenessForACCESSSoupKitchen

Coffee and light snacks available during registration. Walk* begins 8:30am, First United Methodist Church, 211 Washington St, Frankfort, KY. Walk* about 2 miles through historic downtown Frankfort, to the State Capitol, ending at the ACCESS building at 311 W 2nd St, Frankfort KY. The annual walk* helps fund food, supplies, and shelter for those in need.

This walk is part of the Frankfort Striders 2017 Run/Walk Series. If you are participating in our Thanksgiving Day Walk of Awareness and want this walk to count toward your total, please check YES on the question regarding the Series.

Help promote the Walk to raise funds for the Soup Kitchen! Share this page with your friends and family. For more information contact Access at andrew@accesssoupkitchen.com or call 502-223-5179.

*THIS IS A WALK — we’re using a “run” signup program, but no one is expected to run. Unless you just really want to burn some turkey day calories!


Saturday, November 25, 5:00 – 9:00 pm – KECU Downtown Frankfort ArtWalk, Downtown Frankfort ArtWalk

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.

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

  •  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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    •  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.
  •   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. Open until 7:00 pm.
  • 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
  • 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.

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 Bob McWilliams.
  •   Brothers Little Mart – 317 St Clair • 502.699.2317 • Quick and delicious deli style lunch box meals and Nathan’s famous all beef hotdogs. Featuring KSU artist. Grilled burgers and chicken.
  • 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.
  •   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.
  •  Mi Fiesta – 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.
  •  Pollo Bandido – 235 W Main St. • 502-699-2255 • Barbecue with a Mexican flair.
  • Rick’s White Light Cafe – 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.

                       103 Moore Drive • 502.564.5597• www.kecu.org


Monday, November 27, 7:00 – 8:00 pm – Mystery Book Group: The Blue Edge of Midnight, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

The Blue Edge of Midnight by Jonathon King

The Mystery Book Group meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 7:00pm. Please join us for entertaining reading and an hour of discussion. New members are always welcome! If you have questions or wish to join this group, please contact Diane Dehoney at 352-2665 x108 or diane@pspl.org.


Thursday, November 30, 6:00 – 9:00 pm – Lighting Of The Trace, at the Buffalo Trace Distillery, 113 Great Buffalo Trace

Embrace the holiday season in all its magnificence as we illuminate the colorful, festive displays at the Distillery. Featuring the Kentucky State University Choir and a visit from Santa. Candlelight Tour at 5:30 p.m., carols and holiday stories at 6:00 p.m., and Santa arrives at 6:30 p.m. No pets allowed, aside from service animals. Complimentary. All activities are free.


Thursday – Sunday, November 30 – December 3 – Bluegrass Theatre Guild Presents: Its a Wonderful Lifeat the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

The Bluegrass Theatre Guild will present this most loved and uplifting American story of Christmas and the family. $15/$12/$12 A Grand Theatre/Bluegrass Theatre Guild Partnership Event

Thursday, November 30, 7:30 – 9:30 pm – Get tickets HERE

Friday, December 1, 7:30 – 9:30 pm – Get tickets HERE

Saturday, December 2, 7:30 – 9:30 pm – Get tickets HERE

Sunday, December 3, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Get tickets HERE


Thursday, November 30 – Tuesday, January 2, DUSK to 11:00 pm – Holiday Lights At The Distillery, at the 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. Nightly November 30–January 2 from dusk until 11:00 pm. Complimentary.


December 2017

Friday, December 1, 6:00 – 10:00 pm – The Market, DecemberSt Clair St, Frankfort, KY

It’s that time of year, this Christmas season, visit The Market, shop local and support your community first.

This monthly street festival benefits local businesses, artists, and non-profits and promotes our downtown to help grow and build a stronger community.

The Market and the shops of Downtown Frankfort are your one-stop-shop destination for locally made arts and crafts, food, clothing and gifts of all kinds.

Start off the Christmas season with delicious food, live music and lots of holiday fun! It’s the last Market of the year, don’t miss out!

The Market is presented by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Capital Lodge #6 and our sponsors.


Thursday, December 7, 6:30 – 8:00 pm – Film Discussion Group: Moonlight, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Moonlight directed by Barry Jenkins

The Film Discussion Group meets on the first Thursday of every month at 6:30pm. Each member receives a copy of that month’s film to watch at home. At our meeting, we will then discuss things we liked, things we didn’t like, and everything in between. If you have questions or wish to join this group, please contact Ernie Dixon at 352-2665 x109 or ernie@pspl.org.


Friday, December 8, 7:00 pmFrankfort Christmas Parade, Downtown Frankfort, Kentucky

FRANKFORT CHRISTMAS PARADE
THEME: SAVING CHRISTMAS!

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8 @ 7PM

Inclement Weather date is Friday, December 15. Cancellations will be announced/texted/emailed/posted by Noon the day of.

ROUTE:

The parade will step off onto High Street to Capital Avenue and end at the capitol building. Parade floats/vehicles will go around Capital Ave Circle, and disband at E State St, where police will direct away from Capital Ave. No traffic will be allowed back on to Capital Ave after disbanded.

LINEUP:

Lineup is first come, first serve at 5p.m. in the Department of Revenue parking lot. Marching band and walking units will line up in the CCU parking lot. Look for attendants who will assist you.

PRIZE:

1st ($1,000), 2nd ($500) and 3rd ($250)
Judging will take place at review stand. If for-profit, prize money will be awarded to the charity of your choice.

QUESTIONS? CONTACT US:

frankfortparade@gmail.com
(502)875-1130


Saturday, December 9, 9:30 – 11:00 amBreakfast with a Book: Payne Hollow, at the Paul Sawyier Public Library, 319 Wapping Street

Payne Hollow by Harlan Hubbard

Breakfast with a Book is for readers who enjoy a variety of good books in both fiction and nonfiction genres. The group meets every five weeks on Saturday morning at 9:30am for a continental breakfast and book discussion. If you have questions or wish to join this group, please contact Mark Kinnaird at 352-2665 x107 or mark@pspl.org.


Sunday, December 10, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967), at the Grand Theatre Frankfort, KY, 308 Saint Clair St

TCM Classic Film Series. A couple’s attitudes are challenged when their daughter introduces them to her African American fiancé. $8


Saturday, December 30, 2:00 – 4:00 pm – Genealogy Tea & Sympathy, at the Kentucky Historical Society, 100 West Broadway

Join our Library staff on the 5th Saturday of every month from 2-4PM for tea time and good ole fashioned conversation. Have an ancestor that is eluding you? Confused about which source to use next? Have questions about the proof standard or how to get the kids involved? Bring along your genealogy issues, hot topics or questions and the group will try to help you out. Even if we can’t solve your problem, we promise to provide lots of tea and sympathy!

All research levels welcome – let’s learn from each other’s experiences!

Each Genealogy Tea and Sympathy session is free for KHS members OR part of the KHS’ general admission. Please pre-register by calling the KHS Refdesk at 502-564-1792 x.4460 or by e-mailing us at: khsrefdesk@ky.gov 


Places to Go & Things to Do in Franklin County

Liberty Hall Historic Site

The ground of Livery hall Historic Site are open to the public daily, dawn to dusk. Leashed dogs are allowed on the grounds. The visitor center and museum store at the Orlando Brown House is open Monday-Saturday, noon-4:00p.m. Guided tours of Liberty Hall are given Monday-Saturday and depart from Liberty Hall located at 218 Wilkinson Street at 1:30p.m Guided tours last approximately 75 minutes. Tour Prices $6/Adult $3/Youth Free/Children under age 5.


Capital City Museum

The Capital City Museum is at 325 Ann Street in downtown Frankfort, Kentucky.  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.  It is open 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Saturday. Call 502-696-0607.  Admission is free.  Operated by the City of Frankfort, Department of Parks, Recreation & Historic Sites.


Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History (aka The Kentucky History Center)

The Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History has been the headquarters for the Kentucky Historical Society since April 10, 1999. Covering much of a city block in downtown Frankfort, it provides space for permanent exhibits, museum and archival storage, educational activities, offices and special events (space rental is available). Its namesake, the late Thomas D. Clark, was former state historian and an instrumental partner in the building’s planning and development.  100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, KY  502-564-1792

Admission
Adults: $4
Youth (6-18): $2
Children (5 and under): FREE
KHS and KJHS members: FREE
Veterans: $3
Admission includes the entire KHS History Campus (KY History Center, KY Military History Museum, Old State Capitol)


Kentucky Military History Museum

This Greek Revival style building was the State Arsenal from the 1850s until the early 1970s when the Boone National Guard Center opened in Frankfort. During the Civil War, it served as a munitions factory where Frankfort women made ammunition for troops from Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan. The Kentucky Historical Society and the Department of Military Affairs created the Kentucky Military History Museum here in 1973.

KHS operates the Kentucky Military History Museum with the Kentucky Department for Military Affairs. Artifacts and documents help provide a full picture of Kentuckians military service.

125 E. Main St. | Frankfort, KY 40601


Old State Capitol

The Old State Capitol is the third building to have served as Kentucky’s seat of government. Gideon Shryock, the state’s first native-born professionally trained architect, designed this Greek Revival building as a young man. Between 1830 and 1910, it saw many lively political debates as lawmakers grappled with issues of the day, including slavery and war.

After its use as State Capitol, the building served as headquarters of the Kentucky Historical Society (1920-ca. 1968). Today, restored to the way it looked in the early 1850s, it houses the exhibit “Great Revivals: Kentucky Decorative Arts Treasures” and is open for tours through KHS.

300 W. Broadway | Frankfort, KY 40601


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