The Top 7 Things To Do This Weekend.
14-24 “Voices & Votes: Democracy in America” at the Center – 2292 S. Hwy 25, Somerset, 8am-5pm weekdays. The Center for Rural Development has been chosen by the Kentucky Humanities to host “Voices and Votes” as part of the Museum on Main Street program—a national/state/local partnership to bring exhibitions and programs to rural cultural organizations. The exhibition examines the nearly 250-year-old American experiment of a government “of, by and for the people,” and how each generation since continues to question how to form “a more perfect union.” We are honored to host this traveling art exhibit from June 19-July 24, 2021 – Stop by The Center and view the exhibit from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and during extended evening and weekend hours when the building is open to the general public. There is no charge to view the exhibit. For more information, call 606-677-6000 or visit www.centertech.com.
July 19th – August 24th Art Exhibition at the Cooper “Artist Jeff Scribner”
The Cooper Community Arts Center, 107 N. Main St., Downtown Somerset, Tue-Fri 11am-6pm. You are invited to ‘Discover an Unknown Artist’ at this exhibition of Jeff Scribner’s acrylic paintings and photographs. Info call 606-235-1058 or 606-677-0333.
July 19th – 24th Pulaski County Fair
25 McClendon Rd. Somerset, KY. Contests, tractor and truck pulls, demo-derby, rides-Midway, food, Beauty Pageants and much more. For schedule, booth rental and additional information call (606) 679-7175 or visit https://www.facebook.com/pulaski.fair.
July 22nd, 23rd & 25th FlashBack Theater Presents “The Lady’s Not for Burning”
Joe Ford Amphitheater, Rocky Hollow Park, 142 S. Central Ave. Somerset, KY, Thu, Fri and Sun at 7:30pm. By Christopher Frye and directed by Amber Frangos. Thomas Mendip, a discharged soldier, weary of the world and eager to leave it, comes to a small town, announces he has committed murder and demands to be hanged. A philosophical humorist, Thomas is annoyed when the officials oppose his request, even believing he is not guilty of the crime he suggests. Shortly afterward, a young woman, Jennet, is brought before the Mayor for witchcraft, but for some strange reason she has no wish to be put to death! Thomas tries to prove to the official how absurd it would be to refuse to hang a man who wants to be hanged, and at the same time to kill a woman who is not only guiltless, but doesn’t want to die. Info www.flashbacktheater.co or 888-384-3282. Bring your own seating.
July 23rd Tunes @ Noon at The Cooper
Cooper Community Arts Center, 107 N. Main St. Somerset, KY, 11:30am-1:30pm. Join the CCAC for a delicious lunch and great music of Kevin Dalton & Tommy Cate. Info and cost 606-677-0333 or Tunes @ Noon with Kevin Dalton & Tommy Cate (facebook.com).
July 23rd 3rd Friday Folk @ the Cooper*
The Cooper Community Arts Center 107 N. Main St. Downtown Somerset 7:00pm. 3rd Friday Folk Coffeehouse at the CCAC carries on the tradition of the American folk music venue by providing a listening space for artists and audiences to enjoy each other’s company, music, and mutual encouragement. This month’s featured musicians are Zip Robertson and Dan & Maureen Kuchta. *An Official WoodSongs Coffeehouse. * Moved to the 23rd for Master Musician’s Festival. Call 606-305-6741 or 606-677-0333 for reservations and visit http://lamay.com/3FF/schedule.htm for information.
July 23rd Friday Night Thunder
Somerset Mall, S. Hwy 27, (stoplight #23 on US 27), 5pm-9pm. Somerset Mall and Don Franklin Family of Dealerships Somerset have teamed up to make the traditional Friday night event bigger and better! Hundreds of hot rods, music, contests, great food, activities for the kids and a lot of fun! Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the evening in the shade of the big pin-oak trees. Free admission! Info 606-678-4157.
July 24th Somernites Cruise Car Show and Cruise
Downtown Somerset – Join us every 4th Saturday, April through October, in Somerset “The Car Cruise Capital of Kentucky” for Somernites Cruise. Enjoy a relaxed, family oriented atmosphere throughout downtown Somerset with July featuring Truckin’ Nationals Showcase. The “Show and Shine” portion of the event lasts from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. “Cruising the Strip” begins at 6 p.m. For more information about the Cruise or related weekend activities visit www.somernitescruise.com or call 606-872-2277.