Weekender: Area entertainment and other offerings

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MUSIC

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

Blue Groove Jazz and Friends, 7-9:30 p.m. 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.

Elvis Cocktail, 8 p.m.-midnight Friday at Brothers BBQ, Danville. The band will have a video production company on site shooting a music video for its first set. 

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

Lydia Grace Graham recital, 3 p.m. Sunday at Audrey Gillespie Recital Hall (Grant 114) on Centre College campus. The recital will include a wide variety of pieces, from Mozart arias to the Rachmaninoff Vocalise to musical theatre favorites like “’Til There Was You” and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” to beloved religious pieces like “Amazing Grace” and “How Great Thou Art.” Though the recital is free, donations will be accepted to help Lydia attend the Chautauqua Institute Voice Program for seven weeks this summer in upstate New York.

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.

THEATER

The Dixie Swim Club, March 10-12 and 17-19 at West T. Hill Community Theatre, 117 Larrimore Lane, Danville. A 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 year for a beach weekend to rekindle and recharge. Productions are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets:  www.westthill.com, (859) 319-0205. *Check back Sunday in Accent for more on this production.

VISUAL ART

Reinterpret: Contemporary Landscapes with Billy Hertz, through April 29 at CAC, Danville. This show features stunning contemporary landscape paintings by Louisville artist Hertz, along with fresh new work by four other artists who are represented by Galerie Hertz. Opening reception is 5:30-7 p.m. March 10, with an open jam session following the reception. Suggested donation of $5 for exhibit. 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.

MOVIES

Spring Film Series: Comedy Through the Years, 7 p.m. tonight and March 9 at BCPL, Danville. Introduction and post-film discussion led by Charles Vahlkamp. Free admission and free popcorn. Info: (859) 238-7323.

OUT AND ABOUT

Contra Dance, with caller TBA and band Intellectual Property, 8-11 p.m. Saturday (beginner lesson 7:30-8 p.m.) at ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St., Lexington. Free potluck dinner at 6:15 p.m., waltz at 7 p.m.. Cost is $8/adults, $5/students and first-timers. Info: (859) 552-5433 or http://ltda.ws. 

Contra Dance, with caller TBA and band Pawpaw Gumbo, 8-11 p.m. March 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. 

9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Saturday, March 4 at downtown retailers.
Special discounts available at participating businesses: Vestiary, A&L Accessories,
Carol’s Bridal, Derby Shoppe & Raggs, Maple Tree Gallery, and Cerci on Main.

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.

CLASSES/CAMPS

Adult How-To: Starting Seeds Indoors, 6 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. Learn how to get a head start on spring with horticulture expert Alexis Amorese. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Afterschool Art Program, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday at GCAC, Lancaster. For grades K-5, a variety of art classes, crafts and projects will be available daily with professional instruction. Includes all materials and a snack, class size is limited, RSVP required.  Information: (859) 948-6988, kidsartclub@aol.com.

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

Intro to pastels, 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays March 15-29 at GCAC, Lancaster.  Beginner level class exploring the use of pastel chalks, teaches basic level and students will create several finished pieces. Cost is $50, all materials included. Pre-registration required. Info: 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.

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, 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: communityartscenter.net.

Beginner Ballroom Dance, 6 p.m. Thursdays at CAC, Danville. No preregistration required and you don’t need a partner. Cost is $10/door. Info: communityartscenter.net.

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

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: communityartscenter.net.

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: communityartscenter.net.

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: communityartscenter.net.

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: communityartscenter.net.

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.  Info:communityartscenter.net.

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: communityartscenter.net.

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: communityartscenter.net.

CLUBS

Cookbook Club, 6 p.m. today at BCPL, Danville. This month’s theme is Breakfast & Brunch. Bring your favorite dish to share, try out new recipes, and taste-test samples. Contact Julia Basil at the library for more information and to register. 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.

Teen Book Club, 4 p.m. Friday  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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Free. 

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 ….

A Birthday Party for Dr. Seuss, 4 p.m. today at BCPL, Danville. Come help us celebrate Read Across America Day in honor of Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Enjoy themed games, crafts, prizes, and snacks. Registration required. For ages 5-8. 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 Perler Bead Key Chains. Registration is required. For ages 13-18. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Baby Lapsit, 10:30 a.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. Join us for stories, songs, and nursery rhymes. For infants up to 12-months and their caregivers. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Author visit with Donald R. Curtis, 6 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. The author of “Coach Adolph F. Rupp” will be speaking about the beloved basketball coach and his legendary sense of humor. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Coloring and Conversations, 6 p.m. March 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.

Family Caregiver Workshop, 9:15 a.m.-4 p.m. March 10 at BCPL, Danville. This program is specialized for family caregivers and will offer information about Alzheimer’s disease and caregiving. For more information or to register call the Alzheimer’s Association at (800) 272-3900. Registration deadline 1 p.m. Friday (March 3). 

Mystery Tea: Death by Chocolate, 1 p.m. March 19 at Hammonds Hall B&B, 216 W. Maple St., Lancaster. An interactive, entertaining theatrical high tea. Cost is $30 per person, fundraiser for Garrard Community Arts Center. Reservation required by March 13: (859) 792-6632. 

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.

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.

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, 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.