Datebook: August 9 - First Mass in Sistine Chapel 520 Years Ago

Aug 9, 2013

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The first mass in the Sistine Chapel was celebrated on this day in 1493, for the Feast of the Assumption. It was formally consecrated a few days later, upon the completion of Michelangelo's paintings. At the first mass, the chapel's namesake Pope Sixtus IV, dedicated the building to the Virgin Mary.

It’s Friday, August 9

Bikes on Broadway is set for Sunday afternoon from 1 to 4 on Broadway between 4th and 17th streets in Paducah. Bring bicycles, skates, skateboards, scooters, tricycles, strollers, running shoes, or walking shoes for a day of strolling and riding along Broadway. For more information, visit or call 270-444-8508. 

Nashville singer/songwriter Rob Crosby gives a benefit concert tomorrow night for Graves County Court Appointed Special Advocates. Local musicians open the concert at 6 and Crosby performs at 7 on the grounds of Trinity United Methodist Church in Hickory. Find details at

Maiden Alley Cinema presents the film “Win Win” Monday night at 6:30 as part of its Faith in Film series. A disheartened attorney who moonlights as a high school wrestling coach stumbles across a star athlete through some questionable business dealings, but his plans for a double payday go awry when the boy’s mother shows up. Showtimes at

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