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Sunrise 6:23 a.m. | Sunset 9:02 p.m.

Lights, camera, Stanton
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Harry Dean Stanton with Michelle Phillips, actress + former Mamas and the Papas singer, at the 2014 festival. | Photo courtesy of Harry Dean Stanton Festival
Harry Dean Stanton, a native of Irvine, is known for his roles in iconic films such as “Pretty in Pink,” and “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.” Around these parts, he’s treasured as one of Hollywood’s greatest underrated performers.

Prior to last year’s event, we spoke with Harry Dean Stanton Festival founder Lucy Jones who shared a little about the life + legacy of the UK alum.

“One aspect of the festival that we particularly enjoy is the opportunity to bring Harry’s collaborators to Kentucky to discuss their work,” said Jones. “I always loved that Harry Dean Stanton had Kentucky roots. So I was excited to have an opportunity to bring that to the attention of our city and to celebrate an actor who had largely been unheralded by mainstream Hollywood.”

The Harry Dean Stanton Festival runs from Friday, July 12 through Sunday, July 14 at various venues around Lexington, including the Kentucky Theatre and Farish Theatre.

Here’s a few of the events that we’re excited for:

A headstone that says "Harry Dean Stanton, Actor and musician, Navy, WWII"

Harry Dean Stanton’s final resting place is just outside of town in Nicholasville. | Photo courtesy of Harry Dean Stanton Festival

Friday, July 12

“Repo Man” Screening | Blue Grass Memorial Gardens
This free showing will take place at Harry Dean Stanton’s final resting place in Nicholasville. Gates open at 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 13

Panel Discussion on the Making of “Paris, Texas” | The Farish Theater
Join filmmaker Allison Anders and the band Mydolls, who starred in the modern-classic Western movie, for a free discussion and Q+A at 2:30 p.m.

“Pretty in Pink” Screening | The Farish Theater
Come see a free showing of the classic Brat Pack 1980s movie.

Tommy Stinson and Mydolls | The Green Lantern Bar
See Mydolls play with The Replacements’ bass player Tommy Stinson at 8 p.m. — tickets are $18 in advance + $25 at the door.

Sunday, July 14

“This Must Be The Place” Screening | The Kentucky Theatre
Starring Stanton and Sean Penn, this movie is about a rockstar looking to fulfill his late father’s dreams. Stick around afterwards for a Q+A with Kentuckian Will Oldham, aka Bonnie “Prince” Billy, as he discusses the music he composed and performed for the film’s soundtrack.
Which one of these movies did Harry Dean Stanton NOT star in?
A. “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”
B. “St. Elmo’s Fire”
C. “Twister”
D. “Pretty in Pink”
Wednesday, July 10
  • Film, TV, and Play Script Table Reads | Wednesday, July 10 | 7-10 p.m. | LEX Studios, 425 Codell Dr., Lexington | Free | Bring your in-progress script for a night of networking + feedback with like-minded entertainment creatives.
Thursday, July 11
  • ISCO Championship | Thursday, July 11-Sunday, July 14 | Times vary | Champions at Keene Trace, 20 Avenue of Champions, Nicholasville | $40 | Come see the some of the world’s greatest golfers on this leg of the PGA Tour right here at home.
  • “Fiddler on the Roof” | Thursday, July 11-Sunday, July 14 | Times vary | Lexington Opera House, 401 W. Short St., Lexington | $36 | Even if you’re not a rich man, you’ll want to see the Lexington Theatre Company’s production of this iconic musical.
Friday, July 12
  • Silent Disco | Friday, July 12 | 8-11 p.m. | Old North Bar, 101 W. Loudon Ave., Ste. 116, Lexington | $10-$15 | Choose your preferred music genre, then dance like no one’s watching — er, listening.
Saturday, July 13
  • Stings Lounge 5th Anniversary Celebration | Saturday, July 13 | 8 p.m. | Central Bank Center, 430 W. Vine St., Lexington | $70-$600 | Come celebrate the birthday of this downtown bar + lounge with the help of hip-hop and R&B artist Trey Songz.
Sunday, July 14
  • BYO Vinyl Brunch | Sunday, July 14 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | The Void Sake Co., 819 National Ave., Ste. 120, Lexington | Free, price of purchase | Sailing takes us away to the Warehouse Block for a yacht rock edition of bring-your-own vinyl brunch.
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Red Mile
5 no-FOMO summer grilling tips + recipes
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Summer is full of fresh, abundantly-available ingredients that shine with these creative-twist recipes. |Photo by Benjamin Balázs/Flickr
Ah, summer — long days and outdoor dinners kissed by orange horizons and the scent of barbecue smoke filling the air.

To help you take full advantage of summer’s fleeting days, we’re sharing these top FOMO-fighting grilling tips + recipes:

🔥 Easy-grill mains

Resist the urge to grill only hamburgers (ok, except for these cheeseburger sliders) by cooking up these quick + easy grilling mains. We’re especially eyeing grilled peach ribs.

🌽 Fresh sides

If you struggle to eat your veggies, summer makes it easy to change that. The proof: These fresh + flavor-full sides think outside the box of salted and boiled.

🥩 Homemade barbecue sauces

Four words: Homemade Bourbon Barbecue Sauce. That’s just one of three from-scratch barbecue sauce recipes.

🍹 Summer spritzers

What’s summer without a crisp, cold cocktail garnished with fresh fruit? These summer spritz recipes herald in the best kind of relaxing summer evening vibes.

☀️ Party prep on a budget

Hosting a party? Peep these budget-friendly summer party tips.
News Notes
  • Looks like Old Vine Street has a new neighbor. Viva Mexico, which opened in French Quarter Square off Richmond Road early last year, is expanding with a new location in the former Old Vine Bistro spot. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.
  • Today at the Brannon Crossing Kroger, you can give UK women’s head basketball coach Kenny Brooks a big blue welcome. From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Coach Brooks will be around to meet fans and drive up excitement for the upcoming season.
  • The annual Bluegrass Greensource Riverfest returns to Woodford County this Saturday, July 13. Starting at 10 a.m., head to 15 Clifton Rd. in Versailles to get first-hand experience with water paddle crafts, explore vendors, and learn about various environmental organizations.
  • This one’s for the teachers already prepping for the new school year. LEX Center for Creative Reuse is offering free bags of art supplies to art teachers featuring items like books, ribbon, and seasonal decor. Pick up a bag at 110 Luigart Ct., Wednesday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. + Friday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Shakespeare in the Park, anyone? Join Antagonist Productions for free performances of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Woodland Park. The first performance takes place tomorrow, July 11 at 8 p.m. See the full schedule.
Plan Ahead
  • Bourbon and belonging — what’s more Kentucky than that? Nonprofit Queer Kentucky will host the inaugural Bourbon & Belonging: Kentucky’s Queer Bourbon Festival, Oct. 2-6 across eight different cities. Tickets go on sale July 23 + featured LEX distilleries include James E. Pepper Distilling Co. and Bespoken Spirits.
  • Did you know? Baptist Health Hamburg is now open, offering 24-hour emergency care, free valet parking, an on-site pharmacy, outpatient imaging and labs, an ambulatory surgery center, cancer center, and physical therapy in a location that’s easy to access. Learn more about providers, test results and services.*
Teamwork makes the dream work
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Pitch your startup idea at Awesome Inc’s competition series 5 Across, where the winning business gets a cash prize + mentorship and networking opportunities. | Photo courtesy of Awesome Inc
There are many pros and cons to working from home, but if you’re the type that needs to get out of the house at least once in a while, here are some coworking spaces around LEX to work from.

Awesome Inc, 348 E. Main St.
This coworking space + startup incubator is perfect for anyone with an entrepreneurial mindset. Work alongside other small businesses or see if your startup can win its 5 Across pitch competition series.

BaseHere, 110 W. Vine St., Third Floor + 163 E. Main St., Ste., 300
Meeting spaces, flexible membership opportunities, and private offices — you’ll have everything you need for a productive day in one of these downtown area workspaces.

The Black Phoenix Co., 1701 Alexandria Dr., Unit B
Freelancers and creative women of color will find a supportive and productive space to make their dreams a reality.

HQ, 424 Lewis Hargett Cir. + 1040 Monarch St.
With locations all over the world, this coworking space is perfect for those needing a professional setting.
The Buy
Cozy Earth’s Bamboo Viscose Sheet Set, so you can enjoy soft, luxurious sheets that also keep you cool. How you know they’re good: The sheets were featured on Oprah’s 2018 Favorite Things list.
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