Take a Chocolate Stroll
Downtown Frankfort Inc.’s Chocolate Stroll, presented by Traditional Bank, will feature delectable delights from Rebecca Ruth Candy Factory. The stroll will begin at 6 p.m. at Capital City Museum & Historic Sites, 325 Ann St., for door prizes, pictures and chocolate sampling from an antique Rebecca Ruth Candy Machine on display to set the stage for a delightful experience. Then you will embark on a chocolatey journey as Rebecca Ruth candies takes center stage at various shops, restaurants and bars throughout Downtown Frankfort.
Frankfort Anime-Fest Winter 2024 will take place 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Capital Plaza Hotel. It’s fun for the whole family and kids free. The event includes vendors, voice actors, Maid Cafe, lip sync battle, a cosplay competition and more. For more information, visit www.frankfortanimefest.com.
Some Enchanted Evening
The Kentucky Historical Society will host Some Enchanted Evening from 5-8 p.m. at KHS located at 100 W. Broadway St. Close out Valentine’s month with a tribute to the 1940s in this USO-inspired dance, complete with live music from the MetroGnomes. Don your swing dress or suit and learn 1940s dance moves with the KY Dance Academy, and don’t forget the red lipstick, ladies! Your best dancing shoes are the only requirement. Light refreshments will be included, and attendees are invited to a special walkthrough of KHS’s newest exhibit, “Our Stories Our Service.” The cost is $25 for non-members; $20 for members. Register for the event at history.ky.gov.
Fast and the Furriest 5K
Betty J. Martin L.I.F.E. House For Animals will host Fast and the Furriest 5K at 2 p.m. at the Hancock Pavilion at Lakeview Park, 118 Park Ave. Runners and walkers of all abilities are welcome to participate in this fun new race as winter comes to a close. Run/walk a 5K on the scenic paved trails at Lakeview Park as you support furry friends. Participants will receive commemorative long sleeved performance/tech race shirts (men’s, women’s and youth sizes); overall and age group awards (5-year age divisions); free race photos by Ruby Cline-Eaton; post race snacks and hot chocolate; and a virtual option.
Sam Bush at the Grand
Sam Bush will perform at the Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair St., at 7:30 p.m. For more information and the purchase tickets, visit thegrandky.com.
The Western Hills High School Band is hosting a mattress sale fundraiser from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at WHHS, 100 Doctors Drive. Name brands like Simmons Beautyrest and Englander Mattresses will be available. Profits go directly to the band.
Bourbon Sessions at the Ripy Mansion will take place at 6:30 p.m. at the mansion located at 320 S. Main St. in Lawrenceburg. The session will feature Alex Castle, master distiller and senior vice president of Old Dominick Distillery. Making spirits isn’t as much a job as it is a calling, and Alex found hers early on. As a Kentucky native, there’s a passion for good bourbon that runs deep. As a chemical engineer, there’s a love of the process that takes something simple and makes it sublime. To purchase tickets, visit tbripyhome.com.
Station 22½ at Sig Luscher Brewery
Mike and Erin are back, playing the fun music for grownups that you love and can sing along to. Station 22½ will perform from 7-9 p.m. at the brewery located at 221 Mero St. The 155-year-old Sig Luscher Brewery is a small heritage brewery with lofty ambitions.
Frankfort Lions Club to celebrate 100 years
The Frankfort Lions Club will be celebrating its 100th anniversary on March 16. The celebration will be held at the Capital City Activity Center/Meals on Wheels facility located at 202 Medical Heights Drive. PID B.J. Blankenship will be the speaker. The meal served will be a buffet including chicken, pork and various sides. Cost is $25 per person. Contact PDG Flo Warner at 502-234-0339 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Martha Redbone at the Grand
Martha Redbone will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair St. Martha Redbone, a Native & African-American vocalist, songwriter, composer and educator, is known for her unique gumbo of folk, blues and gospel from her childhood in Harlan County infused with the eclectic grit of pre-gentrified Brooklyn. Inheriting the powerful vocal range of her gospel-singing African American father and the resilient spirit of her mother’s Cherokee, Shawnee and Choctaw culture, Martha broadens the boundaries of American roots music. The show is sponsored by Joyce Albro and Gene Taylor. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit thegrandky.com.
Linda Ronstadt Experience
The Linda Ronstadt Experience with American Idol Star Tristan McIntosh Debut will be 7:30 p.m. at The Grand Theatre, 308 St. Clair St. The Linda Ronstadt Experience is the premier touring tribute band showcasing the songs that Linda Ronstadt made famous. The show takes you on a musical journey of smash hit songs, including “You’re No Good,” “When Will I Be Loved,” “That’ll Be the Day,” and a particularly delicate, nuanced interpretation of “Blue Bayou,” among many more. Ticket prices range from $30-$40. To purchase tickets, visit thegrandky.com. Call the ticket office at 502-352-7469.