Area entertainment and other offerings

Published 2:55 pm Friday, February 17, 2017

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Simply This, 6-9 p.m. tonight at Brothers BBQ, 464 S. Fourth St., Danville.

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

Shocking Country, 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.

Bootsie, 8 p.m.-midnight Friday at Brothers BBQ, Danville.

27 South, 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday at Brothers BBQ, Danville.

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.

Open Jam at the Community Arts Center (CAC), 401 W. Main St., Danville. Jams happen 7-9 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of each month. Enjoy the rich, woody acoustics of the Arts Center’s Grand Hall as you learn some new licks and re-imagine some old favorites. 

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.


New Year New Art, at CAC, Danville, through Feb. 25. 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:, (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.


Teen Movie Night, 5:30 p.m. tonight at Boyle County Public Library (BCPL) 307 W. Broadway, Danville. Watch the movie based on the hit young adult novel by Ransom Riggs that tells the story of a magical home for unusual children who have special powers and abilities. Pizza will be served. PG-13; 127 minutes, shown in Mahan Gallery.


Gallagher on stage, 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Lancaster Grand Theatre, 117 Lexington St., Lancaster. With special guests Artie Fletcher and Bob Nelson. Tickets: or  (859) 583-1716. 

Contra Dance, with caller Michael French and open band (pick-up musicians welcome), 8-11 p.m. Feb. 24 (7:30-8 p.m. beginner lesson) at ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St., Lexington. Cost is $7/adults, $5/students and first-timers. Info: (859) 552-5433 or

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,,

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.


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

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,

Painting, noon-4 p.m. Thursdays at GCAC, Lancaster. Next evening class is 6:30 p.m. tonight. 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 through Feb. 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:

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:

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

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

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

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:

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

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, Mondays, March 13-May 1 at CAC, Danville;  4-5 p.m. for K-3rd, 5:15-6:15 p.m. for 3rd-6th graders. Students will discover a new famous artist every week and create artwork inspired by the masters, cost is  $80. Info:

Starry Night Studio: Rosie Red Apple, 7-9 p.m. Feb. 29 at CAC, Danville. This is a very easy painting, so if you’ve never picked up a paint brush, our instructor will guide you from blank canvas to completed masterpiece in just two hours – no experience required. Cost is $28. Info:

Homeschool Youth Ceramics, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays, March 13-May 1 at CAC, Danville. Cost is $50. Info:

Gamecraft: The Art of Video Games, 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 14-May 2 at CAC, Danville. For 4th-8th graders, this seven-week mixed-media class, students will create video game-inspired artwork using a wide variety of visual arts techniques. Please note that there is no computer programming in this class. Cost is $80. Info:

Homeschool Youth Drawing (K-8th), 1-3 p.m. Thursdays, March 14-May 4 at CAC, Danville. This fun,fast-paced class will teach students strategies for drawing people, faces, landscapes, and much more while introducing some of the fundamental concepts of visual art. Cost is $50. Info:

Pottery for Kids (K-8th), 10 a.m.-noon Saturdays, March 18-May 6 at CAC, Danville. In this introductory class, students will work with clay in a fun, easy-going, imagination-liberating space. Beginning with the design process, students will explore the sculptural, architectural and figurative possibilities that clay offers. Cost is $75. Info:

Mudslingers: Family Ceramics (K-8th with an adult), 1-3 p.m. Saturdays, March 18-May 6 at CAC, Danville.  A new pottery class that kids and their grownups can take together! Cost is $150 for one adult/child pair. Info:

Printmaking 101 (teens and adults), 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, March 15-May 3 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.

Wheel-Thrown Pottery (teens and adults), 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, March 15-May 3 at CAC, Danville. Also offered 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, March 16-May 4, and 2-4 p.m. Sundays, March 19-May 7. Students will learn the basics of creating bowls, vases, mugs and more using an electric potter’s wheel. Pick the section that works best for your schedule.  Each class is limited to eight potters, providing lots of one-on-one guidance from the instructor. Cost is $145. Info:

Ceramic Sculpture (teens and adults), 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, March 16-May 4 at CAC, Danville. In this beginner class, students will explore sculpting with clay, creating both representational and abstract pieces. Cost is $145. Info:


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. Register in the Children’s Library. For ages 6-8. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Teen Book Club, 4 p.m. Feb. 24 at BCPL, Danville. This month we’ll discuss Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. For ages 13-18. 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 to register.

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.

Third Thursday Morning Book Discussion, 10 a.m. today at BCPL, Danville. This month we’ll be discussing “The Good Earth” by Pearl Buck. Books are available at the circulation desk. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Third Thursday Evening Book Discussion, 6:30 p.m. tonight at BCPL, Danville. This month we’ll be discussing  “Lone Wolf” by Jodi Picoult. Books are available at the circulation desk. Info: (859) 238-7323.

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

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


Tween Event: Candy Sushi, 4 p.m. today at BCPL, Danville. Re-create classic dishes using candy for a treat that looks like sushi but tastes like dessert! For ages 9-13. Registration required. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Junction City Community Forum, 5:30 p.m. today at the Junction City Community Center, 724 W. Shelby St. The library is seeking feedback about how to better meet the needs of the communities in Boyle County. All residents of Junction City are invited to attend this event at the Junction City Community Center. Refreshments will be served. Info: (859) 238-7323.

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. Saturday 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.

Tween Advisory Group (TAG), 4 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. . Volunteer your time for the library and have fun doing it! This month we’ll be finishing our puzzle collage. Register in the Children’s Library. For ages 9-13.

Education, Opportunity, and Service: A Black History Month Commemoration, 6-8 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. Dwayne Walker and Michelle Carter will share their life stories, reflecting on how their service to our country provided them an opportunity for higher education that might otherwise have been out of reach. Light refreshments will be available from 6-6:30 p.m.  This event will be held in the Community Room at the library. Info: (859) 238-7323.

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

Teen Challenge, 4 p.m. Tuesday at BCPL, Danville. Test your knowledge of STEM concepts and engineering design abilities in this team competition. This month we’ll be making cargo planes out of paper airplanes. For ages 13-18. Info: (859) 238-7323.

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,

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. Private rentals begin at $40, plus the cost of bisque for a two-hour event. A special POP Kids offering: Hot cocoa mugs, 1-2:30 p.m. Feb. 25, $20.  Info: (859) 236-4054,

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,

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:, (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.