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Weekender, April 20

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

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

Sticktight, , 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.

The Rachel Crowe Band, 8 p.m.-midnight Friday at Brothers BBQ, Danville.

Funkabilly, 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.

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.

Natalie Berry Marshall and Friends’ concert, 3 p.m. April 30 at Mercer Transformation Center, 317 East Lexington St., Harrodsburg. A benefit concert for Mercer Habitat for Humanity, Marshall will perform with Christina Walton, Kathern “Sissy” Rogers, William Marshall-Bass, Winston May, Terry Wilson and Wayne Westerfield. Advance tickets are $10; call (859) 734-5086, email doug1946@bellsouth.net. Tickets day of show are $12. 

THEATRE

Rabitt Hole, 8 p.m. tonight-Saturday (April 20-22) at Norton Center for the Arts. Presented by Centre College Drama, production is directed by Patrick Kagan-Moore and is an intense, emotional and comedic examination of a family’s journey from grief to hope. An adaptation by David Lindsey-Abaire, this piece has been called an entertaining, satisfying and painfully touching play. Adults cost $10; senior citizens and students $5, free for faculty, staff and Centre students. Tickets: (859) 236-4692 or at the box office. 

The Music Man Jr., Friday-Sunday and April 28-30 at West T. Hill Community Theatre, 117 Larrimore Lane, Danville. Based on Meredith Willson’s six-time-Tony-Award-winning musical comedy, features some of musical theatre’s most iconic songs and a story filled with wit, warmth and good old-fashioned romance.  Shows are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: westthill.net, (859) 319-0205.

Moonlight and Magnolias, Friday-Sunday and April 28-30 at Ragged Edge Community Theatre, 111 S. Main St., Harrodsburg. An affectionate portrait of the legendary movie producer David O. Selznick and his collaborators as they labor over five days to fashion a screenplay that would become a blueprint for one of the most successful and beloved movies of all time: “Gone with the Wind.” Shows are 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: (859) 734-2389, raggededgetheatre.org.

AUDITIONS

Grease, 2:30 p.m. May 7 and 6:30 p.m. May 8 at West T. Hill Community Theatre, 117 Larrimore Lane, Danville. Will consist of cold readings from script, some improv, learning/performing a small dance in a group and learning/performing a song. No prepared songs necessary. 

VISUAL ART

Gathering Artists Fine Art Exhibit, opens Saturday at Wilder Funeral Home, 207 S. Bragg St., Perryville. Held in conjunction with Perryville’s 200th Birthday Celebration, the exhibit features works from 15 members of The Gathering Artists, with mediums in glass, fiber, digital, oil, watercolors and acrylics, and will be open during regular business hours through May. Opening reception will be 1-3 p.m. April 29.  

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. 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.

Gridworks Revisited, through May 1 at New Editions Gallery, 500 W. Short St., Lexington. Images from more than 60 artists, more than 150 artworks in oil, acrylics and mixed media of all subject matter. Hours are  11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Admission is free. Info: neweditionsgallery.com

OUT AND ABOUT

Harrodsburg Historical Society Tasting Party, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 1 at 220 S. Chiles St., Harrodsburg. The 27th annual event benefitting the society and its preservation of Morgan Row, will feature a variety of breakfast and brunch items, casseroles, etc. Cost is $5 to fill a plate, drinks and desserts extra, carryout available. No reservations or phone-in order taken. Info: Marian Bauer, (859) 749-2485. 

Sock Hop, 6:30-9:30 p.m. April 29 at Garrard Middle School cafeteria, 304 W. Maple Ave, Lancaster. An annual benefit for the Garrard County Arts Center, will feature Larry Cory and the Passport Band, a 50s dance and costume contest, a pie auction and special appearances by “50s celebrities.” Entry is free. Concessions for sale. 

Perryville Jamboree, 5:30-10 p.m. Saturdays at 103 N. Bragg St. Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m. and is served until 7 p.m. Entertainment by house band, the 68 Drifters, who host a different guest artist each week. Cover is $10. To keep up with guest artists and other events, like Perryville Jamboree on Facebook. 

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.

Hands Four Spring Dance Weekend, Friday-Sunday at Russell Acton Folk Center, 212 Jefferson St., Berea. Contra dances, couple dances and dance workshops, $89 for entire weekend. Info: (859) 986-7584, or hands4-berea.com/ or frederiksen.us@gmail.com.  

Contra Dance, with caller TBA and open band (pick-up musicians welcome), 8-11 p.m. April 28 (beginner 7:30-8 p.m.)  161 N. Mill St., Lexington.  Cost is $7/adults, $5/students. Info: (859) 552-5433 ltda.ws/]. 

CLASSES/CAMPS

CAMPCAUSEWELOVETOACT, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. July 17-22 at West T. Hill Community Theatre, Danville.   Campers learn the art of stagecraft and have a special showcase at the end of the week.  This summer is an “interim summer” with Ryan Moffett, Johanna Johnston, Ellie McKay and Alissa Klein from UPLIFT coming to help.  Ages 5-18.  Cost is $150, additional siblings are $100. Mini-Camp for Adults, 6-9 p.m. July 24-27 at WTH. Why should KIDS get to have all the fun?  If you’ve ever watched our kids’ camp performances with envy, you’re not alone, and here’s YOUR chance!  Our Irish UPLIFTERS will lead as WTHCT offers a 3-day summer theatre camp for adults.  Cost is $100. Registration for both camps will be held noon-2 p.m. the week of June 26 at West Wing on North Third Street. Info:  karenlogue@hotmail.com. 

Starry Night Studio: NYC Skyline, 7-9 p.m. May 9 at CAC, Danville. Spend a relaxing evening painting the iconic New York City skyline. A professional artist will guide you, step by step, from blank canvas to finished masterpiece. Cost is $28, register online. Info: communityartscenter.net. 

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.

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.

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.

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@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.

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.

CLUBS

Third Thursday Morning Book Discussion Group, 10 a.m. today (April 20) at BCPL, Danville. This month we’ll be discussing “Digging to America” by Anne Tyler. Books are available at the circulation desk. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Third Thursday Evening Book Discussion Group, 6:30 p.m. today (April 20) at BCPL, Danville. This month we’ll be discussing “Heart-Shaped Box” by Joe Hill. Books are available at the circulation desk. 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.  Group knits/crochets hats, scarves and afghans to share with those in need — some also work on looms. Those who would like to learn are welcome; donations of yard gladly accepted. Participation is free/no registration required. Info: (859) 238-7323. 

Teen Book Club, 4 p.m April 28 at BCPL, Danville. This month we’ll discuss “The Alchemyst by Michael Scott. For ages 13-18. 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 ….

The Traveling Tomato Show, 6 p.m. today (April 20) at BCPL, Danville. Learn how to plant and grow heirloom tomatoes. You’ll receive a packet of heirloom seeds and a baby tomato plant. Registration required. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Local Poet Night, 6 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. In honor of National Poetry Month, local poets and authors Yolantha Harrison-Pace and Chad Horn will talk about writing their new book of poetry and read a selection of poems.  Info: (859) 238-7323.

 Día!, 6:30 p.m. April 27 at BCPL, Danville. Come celebrate El día de los niños/El día de los libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) at the library. Hear a story told in two languages and participate in fun activities. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Kentucky Writers Day: Writers Showcase, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 29 at BCPL, Danville.  Authors, poets, writers, and journalists with a Kentucky connection will be reading from original works. For more information about all of the events scheduled for this celebration weekend, go to www.pennsstore.com.

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.

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.

Nutrition Condition, noon Thursdays through May 25  at BCPL, Danville. Find out your current state of nutrition, learn how to improve your nutrient intake, and how to eat better on a budget.  Info: (859) 238-7323.

Kentucky Chautauqua: Simon Kenton, Frontiersman 1755-1836, 1 p.m. May 13 at LCPL, Stanford. One of Kentucky’s greatest frontiersman will step out of Daniel Boone’s shadow and live again when Kentucky Chautauqua presents Mel Hankla in a compelling living history portrayal of Simon Kenton (1755-1836).  Simon Kenton, certain he had killed another boy in a fight over a girl, fled west from Virginia at the age of 16.  He was wrong, but the incident launched him on a life of high adventure.  This program was funded in part by the Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc. 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. 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.