Area entertainment and other happenings

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MUSIC

Bentley and Cain, 6-9 p.m. tonight at Brothers BBQ, 464 S. Fourth St., Danville. 

Blue Groove Jazz and Friends, 7-9:30 Thursdays at Nellie Burton’s Steakhouse and Sports Bar, 120 S. Fourth St., Danville.

Whiskey Ridge, 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.

Boogie G and the Tianics, 8 p.m.-midnight Friday at Brothers BBQ, Danville.

Some Rock Band, 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday at Brothers BBQ, Danville. 

Phil Stacey, 7 p.m. at Family Worship Center, 12130 U.S. 27 South in Waynesburg. American Idol finalist and Christian recording artist in concert. Info: (606) 365-2257. 

Mike Evces, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Nellie Burton’s Steakhouse and Sports Bar. 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.

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.

VISUAL ART

Krista Graham’s watercolor art, through Feb. 15 in Mahan Gallery at Boyle County Public Library. 

New Year New Art, at CAC, Danville. Start your new year with brand new art by some of the region’s best artists. Suggested donation of $5. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday.  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.

AUDITIONS

The Music Man, 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 p.m. Monday at West T. Hill Community Theatre, 117 Larimore Lane, Danville. The Music Man features some of musical theatre’s most iconic songs and a story filled with wit, warmth and good, old fashioned romance. Family entertainment at its best – a bold, brassy show that will have Danville “atwitter.” Roles are available for about 10 boys and 10 girls, all young. Info: karenlogue@hotmail.com. 

The Mountaintop, produced by Scarlet Cup Theatre, a site-specific theatre company in Danville, in April. Auditions for an African-American actor to play Dr. King will be held at actor’s convenience. This is a paid position. For more details, contact the director, Tony Haigh, at anthony.haigh@centre.edu. 

MOVIES

Local Documentary: “My Ancestral Kentucky Home” with James Sleet, 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at BCPL, Danville. In this 30-minute documentary by Eli Scarr, Lexingtonian James Sleet visits his ancestral home of Sleettown, a community established by freed slaves in Boyle County after the Civil War.

OUT AND ABOUT

Trivia Night, 7 p.m. Monday, 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.

Contra Dance, with caller Nicholas Rockstroh and band The Ripples, 7:30-8 p.m. Saturday at ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St., Lexington. Cost is $8/adults, $5/students and first-timers. Also, Contra Chestnuts workshop 6:30-7:30 p.m., $4/adults, $2/students and first-timers. Info: (859) 552-5433, ltda.ws.

Contra Dance, with caller Barbara Ramlow and band Meadowhawk, 8-11 p.m. Feb. 10 (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, ltda.ws. 

Contra Dance, with caller Fred Park and band Berea Castoffs, 8-11 p.m. Feb. 25 (beginner lesson 7:30-8 p.m.) at Russell Acton Folk Center, 212 Jefferson St., Berea. Cost is $8/adults, $5/students and seniors. Info: (859) 985-5501, bereacontradance.org, BereaContraDance@gmail.com.

CLASSES/CAMPS

Starry Night Studio:  Together in the Trees, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 7, $35; 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.

Meditative Chakra Art, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 20 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. 

Homeschool Youth Ceramics, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays through March 6 at CAC. Introductory class where students will work with clay in a fun, easy-going space. Each student will create several pieces and go through process of sculpting, from modeling, firing, glazing and then presenting their work to the public. For grades K-8, cost is $50. Info: communityartscenter.net

Afterschool Art Program, 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.

Painting, noon-4 p.m. Thursdays at GCAC, Lancaster. Next evening class is 6:30 p.m. tonight and Feb. 16. Cost is $30 per class, includes all materials.  Private classes and painting parties available. Info: (859) 948-6988.

Intro to Pastels, noon-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 14-28. Beginner level class will explore the use of pastel chalks. Basic skills taught, students will create several finished pieces. Brief history and use of pastel art will be covered as well as care of finished artwork. All materials and supplies included. Cost is $50. Pre-register: Shari Bivelacque, (859) 339-4599. 

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.

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.

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

Pay as you play guitar lessons, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at GEC, 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. A free 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.

Painting Party, through GCAC, Lancaster. Reserve a date for a group to have a fun night out creating a painting. Participants will go home with a 16×20 painting. Instructor will travel to a location or may be hosted at our Arts Center. All materials included. Info: (859) 948-6988. 

Mini Masters (K-3rd), 4-5 p.m. Mondays through 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 through March 7 at CAC, Danville. Appropriate for any level of experience, for 4th-8th grades, $80. Info: communityartscener.net.

Mudslingers, 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays through 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 through 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 through 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 $100. Info: communityartscener.net.

Printmaking 101, 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays through 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 through 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 through 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

Lego Club, 4 p.m. Friday at BCPL, Danville. Build your own unique creation with everyone’s favorite building blocks. 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.

Tween Book Club, 4 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville.This month we’re reading “Ella Enchanted” by Gail Carson Levine. Come discuss the book participate in themed activities, and enjoy snacks. Registration required. For ages 9-13.

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

Aqualicious Party, 4 p.m. Tuesday at BCPL, Danville. Join Pinkalicious and her mini-mermaid friend on a trip to the seashore for some fun in the sun. Come participate in beachy activities, games, crafts, and snacks. Registration required. Ages 3-8.

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.

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.

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. 

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 …. 

Cookbook Club, 6 p.m. tonight at BCPL, Danville. This month’s theme is comfort food. Try out new recipes and taste-test samples. The Boyle County Extension Office will also be giving some tips on cooking techniques. Contact Julia Basil at the Library for more information and to register. Info: (859) 238-7323. 

Teen Crafternoon, 4 p.m. Friday at BCPL, Danville. Try your hand at a different artistic craft each month. This month will feature Book Making. Registration is required. For ages 13-18. Info: (859) 238-7323. 

Coloring and Conversations, 6 p.m. Feb. 9 at BCPL, Danville. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the Library’s coloring club for adults. This monthly program is offered in partnership with the Boyle County Extension Office. It will be held in the Mahan Gallery.

Artful Action Figures, noon Saturday at LCPL, Stanford. Presented by The Living Arts & Science Center,   learn to construct a small, bendable figurine, then put your creative, problem-solving powers into action as you form clothing, costumes and accessories. Info: (606) 365-7513.  

Energy in Motion, noon Feb. 11 at LCPL, Stanford. Presented by The Living Arts & Science Center, explore energy on the move in the library. This program features a variety of hands-on experiments and interactive activities based on energy and the food chain, the transformation of energy, circuits, renewable vs. nonrenewable energy sources, and much more. Info: (606) 365-7513.  

Fun with Science, by Dr. Jeff Fieberg, noon Feb. 18 at LCPL, Stanford. Dr. Fieberg, chemistry professor from Centre College, will present amazing science demonstrations for the whole family. Info: (606) 365-7513.  

Tech Tuesdays, 6 p.m. Tuesdays through March 7 at LCPL, Stanford. Each week will feature a different hands-on activity. Info: (606) 365-7513, lcplinfo.org. 

Adult Storytime, 9 a.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. A social hour and book club for individuals with and without disabilities to utilize the library and pursue common interests together. Info: (859) 238-7323. 

Mommy and Me, 10 a.m. Feb. 18 at GCAC, Lancaster. Bring your youngster for some fun and creative time to create snowflakes together. Cost is $10/person, all materials included, families welcome.  Info: (859) 948-6988. 

Healthy Greens for St. Patricks’s Day, 2 p.m. March 17 at LCPL, Stanford. Free program, instructed by County Extension Agent for Family Consumer Sciences Rita Stewart, teaching participants about nutritional value of greens as well as creative way to incorporate into daily diet. A recipe featuring greens will be presented and available for sampling. Register by March 15. 

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. Hours are noon-5 p.m. Saturdays, pieces start at $7. No studio fee. A special POP Kids offering: Hot cocoa mugs, 1-2:30 p.m. Feb. 25, $20. Drop kids off for a mug-painting workshop. Register online.  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. The library also offers six other storytimes weekly, as well as monthly Science Time for preschoolers: 10 a.m. Mondays at McKinney Baptist Church; 10 a.m. Tuesdays at Pleasant View Baptist Church; 10 a.m. Wednesdays at Crab Orchard City Hall; 10 a.m. Thursdays at Westside Community United Methodist Church.