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Weekender: Entertainment and other happenings around the area

Events for this column must be submitted to the Advocate by *NOON MONDAY* to be in the Thursday newspaper. Send events (must include complete information: hours, admission price, contact for info, etc.) to bit.ly/amevents. Events may also be emailed to bcurd@amnews.com.

MUSIC

Steel band & African drum ensemble, 7:30 p.m. tonight at Centre College’s Combs Warehouse, 853 W. Walnut St, Danville. Student musicians perform high-energy African, Caribbean and Brazilian music and dance. Free. 

Jonathan New, 6-9 p.m. tonight at Brothers BBQ, 464 S. 4th St., Danville.

Wild River Band, 8 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday at Mae Johnson’s White Barn, Waynesburg. Cost is $5. Pool room opens at 7 p.m. Information: (606) 365-3417.

Festival of Lessons, 7 p.m. Friday at The Presbyterian Church of Danville. 

One Shot Johnny, 8 p.m.- midnight Friday at Brothers BBQ, Danville.

A Rockin’ Christmas with Brenda Lee, 8 p.m. Saturday at Norton Center for the Arts. Award-winning vocalist Lee will sing from her hits, including holiday classics.  Tickets: NortonCenter.com, (859) 236-4692. 

Live at Nellies: Mike Evces performed Wednesday night at the sports bar side of Nellie Burton’s Steakhouse on Fourth Street in Danville. “I’ve been performing since I was in seventh grade ... So — for quite some time. It’s my one passion, except for my daughter.” Evces performed some covers and several original tunes he wrote — like “King of Kentucky,” “Danville’s Been Drinking,” “Jennifer Jason Leigh” and “Emily.” Although he hasn’t released any songs for purchase as of yet, it’s something he’s working on. “EPs are forthcoming,” the artist says. “But I do have a Soundcloud page people can visit.” Evces will play 6:30-9:30 p.m. each Wednesday at Nellie’s, which is martini night at the restaurant. He says to stay tuned — some guest artists may stand-in with him a time or two. To hear more of Evces’ music, visit soundcloud.com/michaelevces.

Live at Nellies: Mike Evces performed Wednesday night at the sports bar side of Nellie Burton’s Steakhouse on Fourth Street in Danville. “I’ve been performing since I was in seventh grade … So — for quite some time. It’s my one passion, except for my daughter.” Evces performed some covers and several original tunes he wrote — like “King of Kentucky,” “Danville’s Been Drinking,” “Jennifer Jason Leigh” and “Emily.” Although he hasn’t released any songs for purchase as of yet, it’s something he’s working on. “EPs are forthcoming,” the artist says. “But I do have a Soundcloud page people can visit.” Evces will play 6:30-9:30 p.m. each Wednesday at Nellie’s, which is martini night at the restaurant. He says to stay tuned — some guest artists may stand-in with him a time or two.
To hear more of Evces’ music, visit soundcloud.com/michaelevces.

The Sticktight Band, 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday at Brothers BBQ, Danville.

Centre Singers Magnificat Tour Concert, 8 p.m. Dec. 9 at The Presbyterian Church of Danville, 500 W. Main St., Danville. Choir will present Monteverdi’s “Magnificat” along with other works from their upcoming mid-December tour of Kentucky. 

Pickers and grinners open jam session, 10:15 a.m.-noon Saturdays at Kentucky Fudge Company, 225 South Main St., Harrodsburg. Bring instrument and sing along with us. For more information, call Tim at (859) 733-0088.

Open mic night, last Saturday of each month at Kentucky Fudge Company, Harrodsburg. Kids begin at 6:30 p.m., adults start at 8 p.m. For more information, call Tim at (859) 733-0088.

Acoustic jam/amplified jam, 7-9:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays every month. Jam sessions are being held at the Masonic Lodge at North Fourth and Smith streets. For more information, call John Hughes at (859) 583-4112.

Open jam night, 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Brothers BBQ, Danville.  Basic setup provided; musicians may bring guitars or bases.

Vicki DeLys Hyde, piano favorites, dinnertime Saturdays at Cue on Main, Danville.

VISUAL ART

Boyle County High School student art show, Dec. 5-31 in Mahan Gallery of the Boyle County Public Library (BCPL), 307 W. Broadway St., Danville. Featuring the works of art students in Carrie Snow’s class. Opening reception 6-7:30 p.m. Dec. 8. Sponsored by the Arts Commission of Danville-Boyle County. 

Trees of the Season: Celebrate the Spectrum, through Dec. 27 at Community Arts Center (CAC), 401 W. Main St., Danville. Presented in partnership with the Special Persons Advocacy Network, features trees decorated by community groups serving individuals with disabilities. Also on exhibit: My New Kentucky Home, a photography exhibit by Emma Jackson exploring the struggles and triumphs of Kentucky’s resettled refugees. Suggested donation of $5. Hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Info: communityartscenter.net, (859) 236-4054.

Eternal Quest Art Gallery, open noon-6 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at 1000 East Lexington Ave., Suite 19, Danville. Sidewalk on the left side of Greenleaf Shopping Center to the last door. Original art and prints exhibited by J. Robert Gundy, Jr. Information: (859) 230-1296.

THEATRE

A Christmas Carol, 8 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Ragged Edge Community Theatre, 111 S. Main St., Harrodsburg. A one-man show featuring the theater’s executive director, Allan Barlow. Tickets: www.raggededgetheatre.org, (859) 734-2389.

A Neighborly Noel, Dec. 8-11 at West T. Hill Community Theatre, 117 Larrimore Lane, Danville. A multi-media event sure to jump-start the holidays, will include excerpts from “Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas” by Robert Fulghum. Come join us as we celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with song, readings and original film pieces.  A perfect evening for everyone of all ages in the family. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: (859) 319-0205, westthill.net. *Check back Sunday in Accent to read more about this production. 

OUT AND ABOUT

Candlelight Tour of Jacobs Hall and McDowell House Museum, 5:30-8 p.m. Dec. 9.  Joint event sponsored by Heart of Danville, each building features settings from 19th and early 20th centuries. Light refreshments offered. Combo admission is $7 for both venues, or $5 for each. *Check back Sunday in Accent to read more about this event.

Jacobs Hall Tour, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 10 and 1-4 p.m. Dec. 11. Saturday special events include photos with Santa and music from Blue Groove Jazz. Gift shop features seasonal gifts, including Tillie Sowders’ handpainted ornaments. Admission is $6.  *Check back Sunday in Accent to read more about this event.

Supper Club, 126 Church St. A members-only dining club offered first four Thursdays of each month. Membership is $50/year, meals are $20-25 each. Two seatings offered each night at 5:30 and 7. For more information or to sign up, call Rhonda Reeves at  (859) 319-3444. *Check back Sunday in Accent to read more about this new event.

Contra Dance, with caller Kevin Hopper and open band (pick-up musicians welcome) 8-11 p.m. Dec. 9 (beginner lesson 7:30-8 p.m.) at ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St., Lexington. Cost is $7/adults, $5/students and first-timers. Info: (859) 552-5433 or http://ltda.ws. 

Trivia Night, 7 p.m. Mondays, hosted by Mike Archer at Brothers Bar-B-Que, Danville.

Jim’s Authentic Cocktail Society, 5 p.m. Tuesdays for a featured cocktail at Jane Barleycorn’s Market & Bar, 130 S. Fourth St., Danville.

Karaoke, 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays at Brothers BBQ, Danville, with Good Time Karaoke.

Crowns and Christmas, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at Lyric Theatre, 300 E. Third St., Lexington. Sponsored by the Miss Kentucky Scholarship Organization, this evening of holiday entertainment will feature the talents of Miss Kentucky Laura Jones, local winner of Miss Danville 2016, and Miss Kentucky Outstanding Teen, Chapel Tinius. They will be joined by former Miss Kentuckys, former contestants and others from the great Miss Kentucky family, including Perryville resident Emma Parks Steberl. Tickets: www.lexingtonlyric.tix.com.

Berea Festival of Trees, Dec. 2-4 at The Churchhill Company, 100 Churchill Ct., Berea. Presented by The New Opportunity School for Women Inc. New annual holiday fundraiser features display of trees by local businesses, individuals and community groups to showcase brands and give back to community. Family-friendly activities and wintry drinks/treats will be available. Trees are silent-auctioned throughout event, all proceeds benefiting low-income Appalachian women. Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 1-5 p.m. Sundays. Info: (859) 985-7200, cchaney@nosw.org. 

Christmas Tea, 1 and 4 p.m. Dec. 11 at Garrard County Arts Center (GCAC), 117 Richmond St., Lancaster. High Tea accompanied with scrumptious delicacies, served in glorious Christmas style. Reservations required; two seatings available at 1 and 4 p.m., $30/person. Info: Jean Turner, (859) 792-6632. 

CLASSES/CAMPS

Cookies for Santa plate workshop, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at POP studio in CAC, Danville. No registration required, instructor will help participants create special plate, with free cookies for all painters. Info:  communityartscenter.net

Starry Night Studios: Father Christmas, 6:30-9 p.m. Dec. 6, $30; Angel of Love, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 13, $25, all at CAC, Danville. Go from blank canvas to finished masterpiece in a single class with the guidance from an instructor. Register online. Info: communityartscenter.net.

 

Secret Santa pottery painting, 3-6 p.m. Dec. 6 and Dec. 9 at POP studio in CAC, Danville. Drop your kids off for an hour of supervised pottery painting. After firing, finished product will come home already wrapped and ready to go under the tree. Info:  communityartscenter.net

Gingerbread House Workshop, 4-7 p.m. Dec. 8. at LCPL, Stanford. Bring the family, all materials provided. Info: (606) 365-7513.

Winter Wonderland Art Camp, Dec. 19-23 at CAC, Danville. Start a child’s winter break off with art; students in grades K-5 will explore a wide variety of frosty art projects in mediums including drawing, painting and ceramics. Cost is $50/day or $200/week. Info: communityartscenter.net

Photography for Mom, 10 a.m. Wednesdays at GCAC, Lancaster. Digital photography classes will help you capture your best pictures quickly and easily. Cost is $60 for 4 weeks of classes. Call for dates. Info: Rachel Ballard, (859) 339-1698. 

Art Club, noon-3 p.m. last Tuesday of every month at GCAC, Lancaster. Open to everyone in all mediums. Come have fun and work on your own project while being inspired with fellow artists;  bring a snack to share. 

Acrylic painting, noon-4 p.m. every Thursday at GCAC, Lancaster. Cost is $30 per class, includes all materials.  Private classes and painting parties available. Info: (859) 948-6988.

Ballet, tap and jazz, Thursdays at GEC, Lancaster. The classes, with instructor Kristen Zahn,  are for ages 3-12 and will be held each Thursday at the Garrard Education Center. Cost is $70 for 10 weeks of classes before a recital. Info: Deronda.sears@garrard.kyschools.us.

Open chess, 4 p.m. Thursdays at BCPL, Danville. Learn how to play Chess or increase your knowledge of the game. Open to anyone 12 and older, no experience necessary. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Kid’s martial arts, Thursdays at Garrard Education Center (GEC), 322 West Maple Ave., Lancaster. For ages 5-12. Registration is $25/month, instructor is Johnathan Turner. Info: Deronda.sears@garrard.kyschools.us.

Open studio, 6-8 p.m. every third Thursday at ACMC, Harrodsburg. The gallery’s newest series. Bring a photo or an idea you would like to paint and an art professional will help you create your masterpiece. Cost: $20, supplies included. Info: (859) 612-0790 or artscouncilofmercer.com.

Ballroom dance, Thursdays at CAC, Danville. Beginner class at 6 p.m.; intermediate at 7 p.m.; $10/door. No registration required. Info: communityartscenter.net

The Paint Bar, 6 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Arts Council of Mercer County Studio & Gallery (ACMC), 120 South Main St., Harrodsburg. Engaging series catered to anyone interested in creating art. Cost: $28 per class. Info: (859) 612-0790 or artscouncilofmercer.com.

Pay as you play guitar lessons, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Garrard Education Center, Lancaster. Fee is $10/week per student, or $8/week if multiple family members participating, led by instructor Ron Scott. Students will need a guitar, capo, tuner and folder for paperwork (tuner and capo not required for first lesson). General skills, care and maintenance of guitar, tuning, string changing, basic chords and keys will be taught. Info: Deronda Sears at deronda.sears@garrard.kyschools.us.

Intro to painting portraits or landscapes, at Art of Danville, 413 W. Main St., Danville. Taught by instructor Allan Crain, various choices of times/dates for landscape or portrait classes, prices range from $150-$180. Class sizes will be limited to 8, all skill levels invited, personal instruction will be given. Info: Allen Crain, (859) 516-1434.

Munchkin and Me Art Classes: preschool art (ages 18 months-4 years), 10-10:45 a.m. Mondays at CAC, Danville. Cost is $7/class or $25 for four classes, or free for families on government assistance. Visual arts class for children to experiment with new techniques and mediums each week. Info: communityartscenter.net.

Creative Kids Series, 10 a.m.-noon last Saturday of each month at ACMC, Harrodsburg. A way for kids of all ages to experience creating art. Cost is $10/class. Info: (859) 613-0790 or artscouncilofmercer.com.

Little Paws Piano and Music Studio, 475 West Main St., Danville. Kindermusik Classes offered for ages 0-5 years, $60 per month includes album of music for each unit (five different units for different age groups, call for unit and schedule); private piano instruction, $20/lesson; group piano, $15/class; guitar by instructor Jeff Hogue, $75/month; percussion by instructor Lucas Hunt, $20/lesson; voice by instructors Grace Sheene and Collette Jones, $20/lesson; trumpet by instructor Michael May, $20/lesson. Info: (859) 319-1066.

Piano and voice instruction, en Inglés o Español by Richard Ferreira, CAC, Danville. Info: (859) 329-7814.

Violin instruction by Phil DeHaan, CAC, Danville. Info: (859) 509-4293.

Childbloom Guitar Program, an innovative approach to music-making and skill development with guitar, designed for ages 5 to 12, by Jeff Hogue, CAC, Danville. Info: (859) 913-1676.

CLUBS

Tween Homeschool Book Club, 2 p.m. Friday at BCPL, Danville. This month we’ll discuss “Ella Enchanted” by Gail Carson Levine. Come discuss the book and participate in themed activities. For ages 9-13. Info: (859) 238-7323.

LEGO Club, 4 p.m. Friday at BCPL, Danville. Build your own unique creation with everyone’s favorite building blocks. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Tween Book Club, 4 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. This month we’re reading “A Mango-Shaped Space: by Wendy Mass. For ages 9-13. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Girls Who Code Club, 4 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. Learn to code with CodeHS, for girls in grades 6-12. Email danville.code@gmail.com to register. 

Kid’s Homeschool Book Club, 2 p.m. Wednesday at BCPL, Danville. This month we’ll discuss “If Your Name Was Changed at Ellis Island” by Ellen Levine. For ages 5-8. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Kid’s Book Club, 4 p.m. Tuesday at BCPL, Danville. We’ll be reading a different book from one of our favorite series each week, for ages 5-8. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Minecraft Club, 6 p.m. Tuesday at LCPL,  Stanford. Info: www.lcplinfo.org, (606) 365-7513.

Lego Club, second and fourth Tuesday of the month at LCPL, Stanford. Info: www.lcplinfo.org, (606) 365-7513.

Kids Art Club, 3:30-5:30 p.m. weekdays at GCAC, Lancaster. For grades 1-5, a variety of art classes, crafts and projects will be available daily with professional instruction. This program will be limited to the first 15 students. Information: (859) 948-6988, kidsartclub@aol.com.

Mystery Book Club, 1 p.m. second Wednesday of each month at GCPL, 101 Lexington St., Lancaster. Stop by the library to pick book up at circulation desk. Info: (859) 792-3424.

Open Coding Club, 4 p.m. Wednesday at BCPL, Danville. Learn to code with CodeHS, for students in grades 6-12. Email danville.code@gmail.com to register.

Happy Scrappers Scrapbook Club, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. third Saturday of the month in Community Room 2 at LCPL, Stanford. New participants are welcome. Info: www.lcplinfo.org, (606) 365-7513.

AND MORE …

Photos with Santa, noon-2 p.m. Saturday at LCPL, Stanford. Kids will get to tell Santa what they want for Christmas and get a candy cane. Make sure to bring a camera. The library will take a photo upon request and free 4×6 photos may be picked up Dec. 8-10. Kids will also be able to make holiday crafts. Info: (606) 365-7513.

Crafters Who Care, 6 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. Create needlecraft and other projects to share with those in need. Info: (859) 238-7323.

The Changing Table: Observations and Recollections of How Kentuckians Eat, 7 p.m. Monday in Community Room of BCPL, Danville. With David Larson, sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Info: (859) 238-7323. 

Parents’ Night Out, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at BCPL, Danville. Sponsored by the Heart of Danville,  drop off your little ones (ages 4 and up) at the library for crafts and snacks while you enjoy a night of shopping and dining. Reservations are required. Go to www.downtowndanville.com to reserve a spot for your child. Info: (859) 238-7323. 

Zentangle and adult coloring, 10 a.m.-noon and 6-8 p.m. every third Thursday of the month at LCPL, Stanford. Create new Zentangle projects or relax with adult coloring. Registration required. Info: (606) 365-7513.

Ceramic Creations by Jaque, 535 S. Fourth St., Danville. A paint-your-own pottery studio, open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $10 and up. Info: (859) 236-7288.

McDowell House Museum and Apothecary Shop, 125 S. Second St., Danville. A National Historic Landmark offering tours through Dr. Ephraim McDowell’s home. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 2-4 p.m. Sunday. The Gift Shop at Constitution Square, 134 S. Second St., Danville, sells Kentucky-made items. Info: (859) 236-2804 for museum; 236-2803 for gift shop.

Paint Your Own Pottery Studio, inside of CAC, Danville. Regular studio fee (outside of classes) is $8/adults, $6/kids; bisque prices as marked. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. Info: (859) 236-4054, communityartscenter.net.

Lunch with the Arts: Young at Heart Band, noon Dec. 21 at CAC, Danville. A noontime big band concert with a swing band whose musicians are in their 70s and 80s. Cost is $12 with lunch (register by Dec. 19) or $7 at the door for program only. Info: communityartscenter.net. 

The Great American Dollhouse Museum, 344 Swope Dr., Danville. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Cost is $7/adults, $5/children 2-12. Info: (859) 583-8000, thedollhousemuseum.com.

Boyle County Public Library Storytimes: Toddler (18 months-2 years) at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays; Preschool (ages 3-5) at 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays and 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; Homeschool 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Garrard County Public Library Storytimes: 10 a.m. Wednesdays and 1 p.m. Thursdays. No storytime if special programs held at same time. Info: (859) 792-3424.

Lincoln County Public Library Storytimes: Toddler Tales, 10 a.m. Thursdays; Preschool, 11 a.m. Thursdays. Info: lcplinfo.org., (606) 365-7513.