Area arts, entertainment and other offerings

Published 11:43 am Thursday, May 4, 2017

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Blue Groove Jazz, with guest trumpeter Sarah Palmer, 6-9 p.m. Thursday at .Brothers’ BBQ, 464 S. Fourth St., Danville.

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Emilie O’Connor voice recital, 5 p.m. Friday in 114 Grant Hall, Centre College. Music major O’Conner presents her senior voice recital, a culmination of four years of vocal work. 

One Shot Johnny, 8 p.m.-midnight Friday at Brothers’ BBQ, 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.

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

Resonance spring concert, 3 p.m. Sunday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 117 W. Main St., Danville. The community men’s choir offers a free program, titled “Deep Rivers.” 

Bowling Green State University Collegiate Chorale, 7 p.m. Sunday at  the Presbyterian Church of Danville, 500 W. Main St., Danville. The 28-voice touring mixed choir from Bowling Green, Ohio, will present a concert featuring a program of sacred and secular music that spans from the Renaissance to the present. Info:  (859) 236–6692,

Sounding Joy spring concert, 7:30 p.m. May 18 at The Presbyterian Church, 500 W. Main St., Danville.  The community women’s choir offers a free program, titled “Through Our Own Eyes.” 

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.


Good Blues Tonight, May 12-14 at The Lyric Theatre, 300 E. Third St., Lexington. For nearly a century, one small block of Second Street in downtown Danville was the undisputed hub of African-American businesses and entertainment. This production, written and directed by Pioneer Playhouse’s Robby Henson, celebrates the unsung history of this iconic district and its legacy. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets:,, (859) 280-2218. * For more about this production, check back for the weekend edition’s Accent page. 


Grease, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 7 and Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. May 9 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. Roles are available for nine teenage-looking females (can be ages 16-30) and nine teenage-looking males (can be ages 16-30), one adults female, and three adult males.


Gathering Artists Fine Art Exhibit, through May 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. Opening reception will be 1-3 p.m. April 29.  

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.


Art-full Affair, May 19-20 at Pioneer Playhouse, 840 Stanford Road, Danville. Bi-annual fundraiser for Art Commission of Danville/Boyle County benefiting scholarship programs. Preview party is 7-9 p.m. May 19, ticket-holders view art, meet artists; drawing party is 6 p.m. May 20; cash bar offered both nights.  Cost is $100, admits two and includes piece of art. Tickets: Mimi Becker, (859) 691-0316. 

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.

Contra Dance, with caller and band TBA, 8-11 p.m. May 12 (beginner 7:30-8 p.m.) 161 N. Mill St., Lexington.  Cost is $7/adults, $5/students. Info: (859) 552-5433]. 

Contra Dance, with caller Shelly Zeiser and band Mulberry Street, 8-11 p.m. Saturday (beginner lesson 7:30-8) at ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St., Lexington. Cost is $8/adults, $5/students and first-timers. Info: (859) 552-5433, 

Contra Dance, with caller Shelly Zeiser and band Hot Coffee Breakdown, 8-11 p.m. May 27 (beginner lesson 7:30-8) at Russell Action Folk Center, 212 Jefferson St., Berea. Cost is $8/adults, $5/students and seniors. Info: (859) 985-5501,, 


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: 

Community Arts Center’s summer camps are now enrolling: following are for rising second- through sixth-graders and offered 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. on indicated dates — Bookworms Art Camp, June 5-9; Rainforest Adventure Camp, June 12-16; Fabulous Food Art, July 17 to 26; Take Flight, July 24 to 28, $100/camper or $125 after May 14. Following are for rising kindergartners and first-graders and offered 9 a.m.-noon — Mini Camp, July 28-Aug. 4, $100/camper or $125 after May 14. Following are for rising seventh- through ninth-graders, are offered 1-4 p.m., $125/camper or $150 after May 14 — Middle School Nerd Camp, July 28-Aug. 4. Register online at 

Opening Act theatre summer camp, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, June 5-July 28 at Hometown Kids, 440 W. 4th St., Perryville. Theme is “Broadway Bound,” will focus on different musicals each week. Students will learn scene study, monologues, musical theatre dance and vocal techniques. There will be an end-of-summer showcase held. Cost is $500 for full session, limited scholarships will be available. Info: Emma Steberl, (859) 319-6821, or like Opening Act on Facebook. 

Starry Night Studios: NYC Skyline, 709 p.m. May 9, $28; Tree Hugger, 7-9 p.m. May 23; both at CAC, Danville, $28 each.  A professional artist will guide you, step by step, from blank canvas to finished masterpiece. Register online at

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,

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:

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:

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:

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 Parties, 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:


Teens Write Tuesday, 4 p.m. Tuesday at BCPL, Danville. A club for teens who love to write! Bring an original work to share or participate in the fun monthly writing prompt. (Ages 13-18). Info: (859) 238-7323. 

Reading Around the World: 2nd Monday at 2 Book Club, 2 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. This month we’ll discuss “People of the Book” by Geraldine Brooks. 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.  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. 

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

Cookbook Club, 6 p.m. May 4 at BCPL, Danville. This group will explore the Library’s large collection of cookbooks. Taste-test samples and find new favorite recipes. This month the theme is International Food. Contact Julia Basil at the library to register. Info: (859) 238-7323. 

Lego Club, 4 p.m. May 5 at BCPL, Danville. Build your own unique creation with everyone’s favorite building blocks. Info: (859) 238-7323. 

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. 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:, (606) 365-7513.


Teen Crafternoon: Origami, 4 p.m. Friday at BCPL, Danville. Try out a different artistic craft or activity each month. For ages 13-18. Info: (859) 238-7323.

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.

Tween Event: Sharpie Tie-Dye T-shirts, 4 p.m. May 11 at BCPL, Danville. A funs twist on the classic tie-dye tee. Use a Sharpie marker to make your own vibrant, wearable art. Call the library to register. For ages 9-13. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale, 1 p.m. May 11 at BCPL, Danville. This event will be held in the library rotunda. Info: (859) 238-7323.

 Coloring and Conversations, 6 p.m. May 11 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. 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,

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.