McCann: Kenton at Second Thursday program

Simon Kenton program tonight

Simon Kenton (portrayed by Tim Heaberline) will speak tonight at the Bluegrass Heritage Museum, 217 S. Main Street at 6:30 p.m.

Kenton, a veteran of the American Revolution, the Northwest Indian War and the War of 1812, was a friend of Daniel Boone, Simon Girty, Isaac Shelby and other early pioneers and explorers of Kentucky, West Virginia, and Southern Ohio.

This is one of the Museum’s free Second Thursday presentations. Refreshments will be served following the speaker. For more information call (859) 745-1358.

Picasso at KMAC

The Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, located on Museum Row, 715 W. Main St., Louisville, is featuring the works of Pablo Picasso through March 22.

Called “Picasso: From Antibes to Louisville” the museum says that the exhibition includes “50 ceramics and works on paper created by Picasso between 1931 and 1956. These works are part of the collection of the Musée Picasso in Antibes, France, and have never before been on view outside of Europe.”

Tickets are $9 for adults, Free for students and those who are 17 and younger. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, weekly. For more information call 502-589-0102.

Women at Work

The Filson Historical Society, 1310 S. 3rd St., Louisville, will host the opening of its exhibit “Women at Work: Venturing into the Public Sphere” from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Curated by Jennie Cole, Maureen Lane, Jana Meyer, and Emily Benken the exhibit how societal changes in 19th century America allowed women to engage not just hearth and family but the larger world.

“They organized as workers and in clubs, pursuing new roles as artists, educators, social reformers, and business owners. They also became conscious of their shared identity as women, convening women’s rights conventions and organizing mass movements, including the decades-long struggle for suffrage.”

The exhibit focuses on the variety of opportunities that arose during this time.

The opening will include light refreshments and short remarks from the curators. The event is free and  open to the public. For more information visit

‘Room for Seconds’ closing  Saturday

The world premiere of “Room For Seconds” by Fort Thomas playwright A. K. Forbes will conclude its two weekend run Saturday at the Ft. Thomas Village Players, 8 N. Ft. Thomas Ave. 

The two act play follows a man who brings his new 24-and-a-half-year-old girlfriend home to meet his mother. But, then a sauce made of strawberries sends her to the hospital.

In the aftermath, his mother, his ex-girlfriend, and his father conspire to avoid legal culpability. Their efforts prove to be ineffective … but humorous, revealing hidden motives and secrets, ultimately ending with the status quo safely intact.

Performances are at 8 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $20 and available on the Village Players website:

Bill McCann is a playwright, poet, flash fiction writer and teacher who writes about arts events and personalities. He can be reached at