We're getting into springtime, where weekend matinées can be a harder sell, and that could really be true here in Central Kentucky, where we'll emerge from two days of soaking rains -- I just discovered I have waterfront property -- into what looks like a gorgeous weekend.
But if you're an opera fan willing to give up a few hours of 60s and sunny, your reward would be Angela Gheorghiu as Mimi and Ramon Vargas as Rodolpho in La Boheme, the seventh offering in the Metropolitan Opera's Live HD series. This is the Franco Zeffirelli production, which just became the longest running production in Met history. It shows at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Hamburg Pavilion 16, Lexington Green Movies 8 and Richmond Mall Cinemas 8. There's an encore showing at 3 p.m. April 6 at Lexington Green and Richmond Mall. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for children. Click here for online ticket info for anywhere in the United States.
If you're inclined to listen to the performance, say, cleaning out your garage or doing something else springy, this performance will also be broadcast on WEKU - 88.9 FM.