REGIONAL EVENTS

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REGIONAL EVENTS

Murray State Men's Basketball vs. Valpo

Feb 24, 2024 - Time TBA
CFSB Center // 1401-KY 121 - Murray
https://www.goracers.com

Watch the Racers as they begin their second year in the Missouri Valley Conference this season. The men's basketball team promises to bring fans plenty of exciting action. For tickets, call 270-809-3000 or visit goracers.com.


Murray State Women's Basketball vs. Belmont

Feb 25, 2024 - 2pm
CFSB Center // 1401-KY 121 - Murray
https://www.goracers.com

Watch the Racers as they begin their second year in the Missouri Valley Conference this season. The women's basketball team's fast-paced offense promises to bring fans plenty of exciting action. For tickets, call 270-809-3000 or visit goracers.com.


Murray State Men's Basketball vs. Belmont

Feb 28, 2024 - Time TBA
CFSB Center // 1401-KY 121 - Murray
https://www.goracers.com

Watch the Racers as they begin their second year in the Missouri Valley Conference this season. The men's basketball team promises to bring fans plenty of exciting action. For tickets, call 270-809-3000 or visit goracers.com.


Murray State Women's Basketball vs. Evansville

Mar 1, 2024 - 6pm
CFSB Center // 1401-KY 121 - Murray
https://www.goracers.com

Watch the Racers as they begin their second year in the Missouri Valley Conference this season. The women's basketball team's fast-paced offense promises to bring fans plenty of exciting action. For tickets, call 270-809-3000 or visit goracers.com.


The Laramie Project

Feb 29, 2024 thru Mar 2, 2024 - Various Times
Wilson Hall Studio Theater // University Drive - Murray
270-809-4421

The Department of Global Languages and Theatre Arts presents The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman and the Members of the Tectonic Theater Project.

The Laramie Project will be performed in the Wilson Hall Studio Theatre, 3rd floor of Wilson Hall.

Plot:

The Laramie Project is about the reaction to the 1998 murder of gay University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming. The murder was denounced as a hate crime and brought attention to the lack of hate crime laws in various states, including Wyoming.

An example of verbatim theatre, the play draws on hundreds of interviews conducted by the theatre company with inhabitants of the town, company members' own journal entries, and published news reports. It is divided into three acts, and eight actors portray more than sixty characters in a series of short scenes.

Tickets:

MSU Students get in free with MSU ID Tickets are $10

Call 270.809.4421 for tickets.

Performances February 29 to March 2 at 7:30 p.m. and March 3 at 2:30 p.m.


JP Pop Up Art & Craft Show

Mar 2, 2024 - 9am - 4pm
Woodmen Life Building // 330 CC Lowry Drive - Murray
https://tr.ee/hS-JbNDCzE

Local artists, crafters and small businesses gathered once a month to Pop Up in Western KY with beautiful crafts, and one of a kind pieces of art.


Murray State Women's Basketball vs. Indiana State

Mar 3, 2024 - 2pm
CFSB Center // 1401-KY 121 - Murray
https://www.goracers.com

Watch the Racers as they begin their second year in the Missouri Valley Conference this season. The women's basketball team's fast-paced offense promises to bring fans plenty of exciting action. For tickets, call 270-809-3000 or visit goracers.com.


2nd Annual Purchase Area Coffee & Chocolate Fest

Mar 2, 2024 thru Mar 3, 2024 - Various Times
Calvert City Civic Center // 991 5th Ave SE - Calvert City
acenteredspacehealth@gmail.com

Join us for a culinary and taste bud adventure, & learning experience, in the spirit of collaborative fun, and with the intent to support small business, innovation, and excellence! The 2nd Annual Purchase Area Coffee & Chocolate Fest! Sat 3/2/24 from 9am-2pm, and Sun 3/3/24 from 10am-2pm. Special populations may attend a special shopping hour Sunday from 9-10am.

You'll find even more vendors, tastings, samples, new products, contests, educational experiences, and all the eats & treats for all palates. There will be coffee/food trucks out front, a heated enclosed tent eating pavilion, indoors vendors, and a classroom! For admission fees and other information, email acenteredspacehealth@gmail.com.


Third Street Beer Fest

Mar 16, 2024 - Noon to 6pm
Third Street // Third Street - Murray
https://www.facebook.com/downtownmurray

The Third Street Beer Fest returns to downtown Murray March 16, 2024 in celebration of St. Patrick's Day. Follow Downtown Murray on Facebook for more information.


West Kentucky Home, Garden & Farm Show

Mar 22, 2024 thru Mar 23, 2024 - Time TBA
CFSB Center // 1401 KY-121 - Murray
https://www.facebook.com/WKHGF

Friday, March 22 - 4:00PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday, March 23 - 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Admission to this event is free thanks to the Ticket Sponsor, The Murray Bank!


Easter on the Square

Mar 30, 2024 - 9am - 10:30am
Downtown Murray // 5th & Poplar Streets - Murray
https://www.facebook.com/downtownmurray

Located on the Courthouse Lawn and Renaissance Park! Easter Egg hunts at 9:00 a.m. for Ages 0-2, 9:30 a.m. for Ages 3-4; 10:00 a.m. for Ages 5-8. Photos with Jelly Bean and the Bubble Fairy!


PVA's Bluegrass Bass Bash Tournament

Apr 5, 2024 thru Apr 7, 2024 -
Kuttawa Harbor // 1709 Lake Barkley Drive - Kuttawa
317-509-2366

It does not matter if you are a first-time angler or have years of experience reeling in the big bass, the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Bass Tour is for you! Held at lakes and rivers known for their excellent fishing, the PVA Bass Tour accommodates anglers interested in fishing from a boat or who enjoy the serenity of fishing from the bank. We host both an Open division (boat) and a bank division to support all anglers.

You don't have a boat? That is ok! We have volunteer boat captains experienced in fishing the PVA Bass Tournament Series. Our bank division creates a safe environment, with knowledgeable volunteers, who will help you navigate the bank division competition.

The PVA Bass Tournament Series is all inclusive! It supports our Veteran community but is also open to anyone with physical challenges who loves the sport of fishing. Come join us and see that it is much more than a competition!


Cabaret at Murray State

Apr 25, 2024 - Various Times
Robert E. Johnson Theater - Fine Arts Building // 15th & Olive Streets - Murray
270-809-4421

Based on the play by John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood. Music by John Kander and Lyrics by Fred Ebb. Cabaret will be performed in the Robert E. Johnson Theatre.

Plot:

Cabaret takes place from 1929-1930, a time when Berlin, in the midst of a post-World War I economic depression, is transitioning from a center of underground, avant-garde cultural epicenter to the beginnings of Hitler's totalitarian regime and the rise of the Nazi Party. Into this world enters Clifford Bradshaw, a struggling American writer looking for inspiration for his next novel. On his first night in Berlin, Cliff wanders into the Kit Kat Klub, a seedy nightclub overseen by the strange, omniscient and gender-bending Master of Ceremonies, "the Emcee." Here, Cliff meets Sally Bowles, a vivacious, talented cabaret performer, and an utterly lost soul. Sally and Cliff begin a relationship, which blossoms unexpectedly into a dream-like romance. As time passes, however, the situation in Berlin changes from exciting and vital to ominous and violent; Ernst, Cliff's first German friend, turns out to be an up-and-coming member of the Nazi Party, and Herr Schultz, a fellow boarder at Fraulein Schneiders guest house (and Schneider's fiancee), is the victim of an Anti-Semitic hate crime. When he finds out that Sally is pregnant, Cliff decides that they must leave for America at once, before things get any worse. Sally, afraid, confused, and unsure that she'll ever really be able to trade the sexy, illicit cabaret lifestyle for motherhood, gets an abortion, and tells Cliff that he must leave without her. With a distinctly Brechtian dose of provocation and a score featuring songs that have become classics of the American Musical Theater, Cabaret is a fierce, meaty musical that pushes the boundaries of the form and literally holds "the mirror up to nature."

Tickets:

MSU Students get in free with MSU ID Tickets are $20

Call 270.809.4421 for tickets.

Performances April 25-27 at 7:30 p.m. and April 28 at 2:30 p.m.


Kuttawa Cannonball Run

May 31, 2024 thru Jun 1, 2024 -
HU-B's // 1709 Lake Barkley Drive - Kuttawa
https://www.kuttawacannonballrun.com

The Midwest Powerboat Association is proud to announce that the 8th annual Kuttawa Cannonball Run will take place on May 31 - June 1, 2024 at Barkley and Kentucky Lake. Kuttawa Harbor Marina will be our host marina for the 8th year in a row! Visit kuttawacannonballrun.com for more details.


Top Gun Cruise In

Jun 8, 2024 - 10a - 2p
Downtown Hazel // Main Street - Hazel
https://www.topguncarshows.com

Admission is free for the Top Gun Cruise In taking place in Hazel on Saturday, June 8 from 10am to 2pm. For more information, visit topguncarshows.com.


Kentucky Comedy Festival

Jul 19, 2024 thru Jul 20, 2024 - Various Times
Wrather Hall // University Drive - Murray
https://www.facebook.com/kentuckycomedyfestival

The Kentucky Comedy Festival returns for the 2024 Summer Series July 19 - 20, 2024!

Created by Western Kentucky native Ben Wilson and his English Bulldog Farley, the Kentucky Comedy Festival is dedicated to bringing laughter and joy to our community. Profits from the Kentucky Comedy Festival go to support Mr. Wilson's Living the Dream with Ben and the Bulldogs Scholarship at Murray State University and future Kentucky Comedy Festivals in Western Kentucky! Support comedy and support Kentucky, and buy your tickets to the Kentucky Comedy Festival today!


Top Gun Choo Choo Nationals

Aug 30, 2024 thru Sep 1, 2024 - Various Times
Central Park // Gil Hopson Drive - Murray
https://www.topguncarshows.com/

Muscle cars, trucks, tractors, street rods, antiques - anything with wheels. This is the ultimate car show in western Kentucky and it's all happening at Central Park in Murray. Visit topguncarshows.com for admission information, times and other details.


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