Weekender, July 13

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MUSIC

Tim Readenour and the Melodic Brotherhood, 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Brothers’ BBQ, 464 S. 4th St., Danville.

Stolen Rhoades, 8 p.m.-midnight Friday at Brothers’ BBQ, Danville.

West Mills Band, 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.

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

Blues, rock and metal show, 7 p.m. Friday at the American Legion, 45 Spears Lane, Danville. Show put on by local veterans. Bands Badtrain and Gutshot will perform. Cost is $5, concessions will be available. 

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.

THEATER

Guarded, Tuesday-Saturday through July 8 at Pioneer Playhouse, 840 Stanford Road, Danville. The story of Annie continues, from author Angela Correll’s first book “Grounded,” about a young woman who returns home to Kentucky when her jet-setting city life suddenly crashes. In the first book, Annie navigated the challenges of a run-down family farm, a fiercely stubborn grandmother and the rekindling of an old flame. In “Guarded,” Annie continues her journey of self-discovery, but also uncovers a family secret that has been buried since World War II. Shows go up 8:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; dinner at 7:30 p.m., indoor facility in case of rain. Dinner and theater is $32, theater only is $18. Ticket packages available for full season. Tickets: (859) 236-2747, pioneerplayhouse.com.

Grease, July 14-16 at West T. Hill Community Theatre, 117 Larrimore Lane, Danville. The background is Rydell High in this popular musical about teens in the 1950s.  All the familiar characters, Danny, Sandy, Rizzo, the Pink Ladies and T-birds, this show has all the angst, turmoil and humor you would expect from energetic and adventurous teens.  A rip-roaring good time with all your favorite songs still making us hum and sing along since its debut in 1978. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: westthill.com or (859) 319-0205.

VISUAL ART

Expressions in Color, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday through July 29 at CAC, Danville. A three-woman group show featuring artwork by Donna Fogacs, Sarah Wiltsee and the late Barbara Lockhart. Suggested donation of $5. Exhibit reception is 5-7 p.m. Friday; artists Wiltsee and Forgacs will be present to discuss work and give away a small painting each to one reception attendee. Info: communityartscenter.net.  

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.

Mix it Up! Friday through Sept. 2 at New Editions Gallery, 500 West Short St., Lexington. A summer gathering of new work by gallery artists. Opens 5-8 p.m. Friday for Gallery Hop, then 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Info: neweditionsgallery.com, (859) 266-2766. 

MOVIES

Jane in July Film Series, 6:30 p.m. tonight and July 20  at BCPL, Danville. This 4-week series features popular film adaptations of Jane Austen’s beloved novels. Free admission. Info: (859) 238-7323.

OUT AND ABOUT

Eat, Drink & Be Irish, 6-9:30 p.m. July 20 at various downtown restaurants in Danville. Members of Northern Ireland’s Uplift acting academy who are in town for West T. Hill Theatre’s summer camp will hold mini-performances. *Check back this weekend for more about this event. 

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 TBA and open band (pick-up musicians welcome), 8-11 p.m. Friday (beginner lesson 7:30-8) at Artworks at the Carver School, 522 Patterson St., Lexington. Cost is $7/adults, $5/students and first-timers. Info: (859) 552-5433, ltda.ws

Contra Dance, with caller Frank Buschelmann and band TBA, 8-11 p.m. Saturday (beginner lesson 7:30-8) 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

Painting in the Park: Downtown Fireworks, 6-9 p.m. tonight at Weisiger Plaza (rain location in the CAC, Danville). Join for our first-ever event – an outdoor painting workshop in the style of our Starry Night Studio classes. We’ll set up our easels in Weisiger Plaza (directly across from the Arts Center) and paint a festive rendition of Danville’s downtown streetscape – complete with fireworks. Cost is $35. Info: communityartscenter.net.  

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 Studios: Sunny Side, 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at CAC, Danville. Funny Little Flowers, 2-4 p.m. Aug. 6. Waterside Cottage, 7-9 p.m. Aug. 9. Cost is $28/per class. Info: communityartscenter.net.  

Yoga for Kids, 10:30 a.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. A 5-week program designed especially for preschoolers to promote health and relaxation. Register in the Children’s Library. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Camps at CAC, Danville: Fabulous Food Art, July 17-26; Take Flight, July 24-18. Camps are for rising second- through sixth-graders, and are offered 9 a.m-noon or 1-4 p.m. Cost is $100 per camper. Middle School Nerd Camp, 1-4 p.m. July 28-Aug. 4, cost is $150 per camper. Mini Camp, for rising kindergartners and first-graders, Aug. 7-11, cost is $100 per camper. Register online: communityartscenter.net.  

Opening Act Summer Theatre Enrichment camp, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, through 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 theater dance and vocal techniques. There will be an end-of-summer showcase held. Classes taught by Emma Steberl, a Perryville resident with 15 years of theater and performance experience who has trained with top industry professionals in New York City. Cost is $500 for full session, limited scholarships will be available. Info: Emma Steberl, (859) 319-6821, or like Opening Act on Facebook.

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. Instructed by Bobbie Gayle Lewis. 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.

Violin, piano, ukulele and voice instruction by Amanda Sivers. Info: (859) 319-3806, amandasivers.com.

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.

CLUBS

Kid’s Book Club, 2 p.m. Tuesday at BCPL, Danville. Read a different book from one of our favorite series each week. Come discuss the books, participate in trivia, and enjoy snacks. Registration required. For students going in to 1st-3rd grade.

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 yarn gladly accepted. Participation is free/no registration required. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Summer Coding Club: Design a Web Page, 4 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. Learn web design with CodeHS. For students in grades 6-12. Email danville.code@gmail.com to register.

5/6 Summer Science Club, 10 a.m. Thursdays at BCPL, Danville. We’ll do a different science experiment each week. For ages 5 & 6. Info: (859) 238-7323.

7/8 Summer Science Club, 11:30 a.m. Thursdays at BCPL, Danville. We’ll do a different science experiment each week. For ages 7 & 8. Info: (859) 238-7323.

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

Lego Club, 4 p.m. Friday 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: www.lcplinfo.org, (606) 365-7513.

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. Info: www.garrardarts.com, (859) 948-6988. 

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 ….

Jane in July Book Discussion, 3 p.m. Sunday at BCPL, Danville. Discussion of “Pride and Prejudice”  by Jane Austen. Discussion will be led by Helen Emmitt and John Kinkade, English professors at Centre College. Multiple copies of the book are available at the library.

Bricks 4 Kidz, 2 p.m. Friday at BCPL, Danville.Build your own creation when Bricks 4 Kidz visits the Library. Registration is required.

Yoga for Kids, 10:30 a.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. A 5-week program designed especially for preschoolers to promote health and relaxation. Register in the Children’s Library.

Tween Advisory Group (TAG), 2 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. Volunteer your time at the library and have fun doing it! (For ages 9-13.)

Cardboard Box Fort Challenge, 1 p.m. Tuesday at BCPL, Danville. Create a mammoth fort out of cardboard boxes, then demolish them with a water balloon battle. For ages 13-18.

Ronald McDonald, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at BCPL, Danville. The iconic clown character will visit the Library for a silly performance about reading. This is a free, ticketed event. Tickets will be given out 30-minutes prior to the start of the show.

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.

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. Info: (859) 238-7323. *Storytimes may change due to holidays or special events.

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.