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Area entertainment and other upcoming offerings

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

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.

Clay Gilliam and the No Pressure Blues Band, 8 p.m.- midnight Friday at Brothers BBQ, Danville.

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.

Mike Evces, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Nellie Burton’s Steakhouse and Sports Bar, 120 S. Fourth St., Danville.  Acoustic originals and covers, guest artists will join at times. 

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.

René Marie, 8 p.m. Jan. 14 at Norton Center for the Arts, 600 W. Walnut St., Danville. Tickets: nortoncenter.com, (859) 236-4692.

VISUAL ART

Boyle County High School student art show, through Dec. 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. Sponsored by the Arts Commission of Danville-Boyle County.

Reclaimed, through December at The Kentucky Theatre Gallery,  214 E. Main St., Lexington. Featuring assemblage and collage by local artist Brandon Long, using recycled materials. 

Trees of the Season: Celebrate the Spectrum, through Tuesday 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. Opening Jan. 4: New Year New Art, start your New Year with brand new art by some of the region’s best artists. Opening reception 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 13. 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.

Ordinary Madness, at New Editions Gallery, 500 W. Short St., Lexington. Featuring Rodney Hatfield, aka Art Snake, who has built an enviable career as an artist and musician. In his latest exhibit, the images reach deep into the realm where darkness and light dwell, drawing viewers into a rich, imagined world. Musical interludes will feature members of Tin Can Buddha. Regular hours 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Exhibit is free and runs through December. Info: neweditionsgallery.com.

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.

AUDITIONS

The Dixie Swimclub, 2:30 p.m. Jan. 8 and 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9 at West T. Hill Community Theatre, 117 Larrimore Lane, Danville. The story of five unforgettable women; a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever. Five southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, meet every summer for a beach weekend to rekindle and recharge. Roles for five women, directed by Martha Robertson. Show dates are March 10-12 and 17-19. Info: mrob59@me.com. 

OUT AND ABOUT

Trivia Night, 7 p.m. Mondays, hosted by Mike Archer at Brothers BBQ, 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.

Painting Party, reserve a date for a group to have a fun night out creating a painting. Participants will go home with a 16X20 painting. Instructor will travel to a location or may be hosted at our Arts Center. All materials included. Info: (859) 948-6988. 

James Gregory, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5 at the Lancaster Grand Theatre, 117 Lexington St., Lancaster. Veteran comedian turns back the hands of time in special stand-up event. Tickets: lancastergrand.com, (859) 583-1716. 

CLASSES/CAMPS

Starry Night Studio: Woodland Fox, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 10, $35; 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.

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.

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.

Meditative Chakra Art, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at GCAC, Lancaster. Unique workshop putting you in touch with your 7 Chakras, or energy centers of the body. Artwork will be created during several guided meditations. Cost is $30, all materials included. Info: (859) 339-4599. 

Wilderness Trail Distillery offers bourbon barrel head painting class: In January, Wilderness Trail Distillery, 4095 Lebanon Road, will hold a barrel head painting class. Participants will paint the state of Kentucky on an oak bourbon barrel head and personalize it with a family name or other details. The class is offered 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, and costs $85 per person. Painters may enjoy Wilderness Trail Distillery refreshments while they create their keepsakes. To reserve a spot or purchase a gift certificate, call (859) 402-8707.

Wilderness Trail Distillery offers bourbon barrel head painting class:
In January, Wilderness Trail Distillery, 4095 Lebanon Road, will hold a barrel head painting class. Participants will paint the state of Kentucky on an oak bourbon barrel head and personalize it with a family name or other details.
The class is offered 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, and costs $85 per person. Painters may enjoy Wilderness Trail Distillery refreshments while they create their keepsakes.
To reserve a spot or purchase a gift certificate, call (859) 402-8707.

EMT Classes, 3-8 p.m. Jan. 5-March 31 at GEC, Lancaster. Instructed by Gerald Beavers, EKU professor and EMT instructor since 2010, has been an EMT since ’06. Registration fee is $600, includes the cost of materials; requires non-refundable $200 deposit by Jan. 3 to community ed office. Info: (859) 792-3018,��deronda.sears@garrard.kyschools.us. 

Mini Masters (K-3rd), 4-5 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 23-March 6 at CAC, Danville. Students will discover a new famous artist every week and create artwork inspired by the masters, cost is  $80. Info: communityartscener.net.

Comics and Cartoons, 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 24-March 7 at CAC, Danville. Appropriate for any level of experience, for 4th-8th grades, $80. Info: communityartscener.net.

Mudslingers, 10 a.m.-noon, Jan. 28-March 11 at CAC, Danville. A new pottery class that kids (K-8th) and their grownups can take together. Sign your child up alone — or join them in the fun; cost is  $125 or $200. Info: communityartscener.net.

ActUp! Children’s Theater Workshop, 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays, Jan. 28-May 6 at CAC, Danville. In this 14-week class, students (K-8th) learn the basics of theater and have the chance to perform in a final production. Info: communityartscener.net.

Intro to Clay, 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 24-March 7 at CAC, Danville. Students (teens and adults) will learn the fundamentals of creating with clay, including hand-building, wheel-throwing, and slip-casting using molds. No experience is required – perfect for beginners, cost is $145. Info: communityartscener.net.

Printmaking 101, 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 25-March 8 at CAC, Danville. This beginner-level class introduces students to the basics of printmaking, including image selection, block preparation and carving, and image transfer techniques. No drawing experience is required, cost is $105. Info: communityartscener.net.

Wheel-Thrown Pottery, 2-4 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 29-March 12 at CAC, Danville. Students will learn the basics of creating bowls, vases, mugs and more using an electric potter’s wheel. The class is limited to 8 potters, providing lots of one-on-one guidance from the instructor, cost is $145. Info: communityartscener.net.

Ceramic Sculpture, 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 26-March 9 at CAC, Danville. In this beginner class, students will explore sculpting with clay, creating both representational and abstract pieces, cost is $145. Info: communityartscener.net.

CLUBS

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.

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 …

I Can’t Adult Day, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday  at LCPL, Stanford. Join Jimmie Lou, adult program coordinator, for cookies, cider, Christmas music and stress relieving coloring. Feel free to bring your own craft or last-minute present you’re working on and enjoy some time for yourself. Info: (606) 365-7513.

Tween Lab, 4 p.m. Dec. 29 at BCPL, Danville. Try out a new STEM activity each month. This month we’ll be making ArtBots. Register in the Children’s Library, for ages 9-13.  Info: (859) 238-7323. 

Mommy and Me, 10 a.m. Jan. 14 at GCAC, Lancaster. Bring your youngster for some fun and creative time to create snowflakes together. Cost is $10/person, all materials included. Info: (859) 948-6988. 

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.

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.