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July 4: Get ready for a blast of a time in Bullitt County at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre from 4 p.m. to fireworks at 9:45 p.m. The 11th Annual Fourth of July Bullitt Blast has a host of exciting activities for a perfect “Old Fashioned” Fourth of July celebration, including food vendors, exhibits in the Salt River Hall, and the 14th armored military display of past war tanks and trucks. Admission is free.
The center currently features works by more than 650 artisans from 100 counties across the Commonwealth. Special exhibits on display include “About Face: Kentucky Artisan Works Inspired by the Human Face,” through Aug. 26, and “Commissioned to Create: Works by Artists Who Created the Governor’s Awards (1995-2011),” through July 29, an exhibit developed by the Kentucky Arts Council. For information about the center’s programming, call (859) 985-5448 or visit the center’s website at www.kentuckyartisancenter.ky.gov
Through July 8: The Headley-Whitney Museum Presents: “The Cutting Edge II: A Gem and Jewelry Invitational” through July 8, 2012.
The Headley-Whitney Museum is a decorative arts museum founded by famed jewelry designer George W. Headley and is home to his jewelry designs and eclectic collections. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday noon-5 p.m., with the last tour at 4 p.m. The museum is closed on Mondays. We are located along the scenic corridor of Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington. Call the Headley-Whitney Museum for details at (859) 255-6653 or visit www.headley-whitney.org.
July 15: The Kentucky Center Presents Jazz Sensation Diana Krall At Whitney Hall 7 p.m.
Tickets start at $45, reserved seating, fees apply. Tickets are on sale at The Kentucky Center Box Office at 584-7777, toll free at (800) 775-7777, (502) 562-0730 (TTY), or visit www.kentuckycenter.org. Kentucky Center Member tickets can be purchased by calling the Member Hotline; MembersFirst ($100-499 donors), call (502) 562-0144, and CenterCircle Members ($500+) call (502) 562-0195. Please call (502) 562-0111 (V), (502) 562-0140 (TTY) or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information about the range of accessibility services we offer to enhance your performance experience.
Aug. 12: Jackson Browne is bringing a summer tour to Kentucky Center with special guest Sara Watkins 7:30 p.m. in Whitney Hall.