Area entertainment and other offerings

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MUSIC
Here for the Party, 8 p.m.-midnight Friday at Brothers’ BBQ, 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.
Bad Train, 8 p.m.-midnight, Saturday at Brothers’ BBQ, Danville.
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
Babe Dean and the Great Eclipse, Aug. 11-13, 18-20 and 25-27 at West T. Hill Community Theatre, 117 Larrimore Lane, Danville. Danville Celebrates  with World Premiere of a comedy written by local playwright Elizabeth Orndorff. WTH travels back to Random, Kentucky, once again get involved in the faux hillbilly antics of Babe Dean and her friends. This time they are trying to make money off the eclipse. Returning stars from the past Hollerwood chronicles include Karen Logue, Allen Martin and Dale Kihlman trying to understand what the heck an eclipse is and how much money can be had. The play contains adult humor, which makes it even more fun. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets: westthill.com, (859) 319-0205.
Elvis Has Left The Building, through Aug. 19 at Pioneer Playhouse, 840 Stanford Road, Danville. It’s Dece. 20, 1970, and Elvis Presley has disappeared, leaving his wily manager, The Colonel, in a bind. The Colonel must find the perfect Elvis impersonator or get his goose cooked by a Las Vegas heavy. From the Dracula Bites duo, a hilarious homage to the King that will have you “all shook up” with laughter. Rated PG. 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.
VISUAL ART
En Plein Air,through Aug. 26 at Community Arts Center (CAC), 401 W. Main St., Danville.. New work by the Plein Air Artists of Central Kentucky.
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.
OUT AND ABOUT
 Soul of 2nd Street Festival, Friday and Saturday in Danville to celebrate a historical moment in time when a thriving African-American business district known as Second Street was the place to be. History Conference will be 1-4 p.m. Friday in Community Room of Boyle County Public Library, with several featured speakers. Party in the Park is 5:30-10 p.m. Friday at Constitution Square Park, featuring Brothers’ BBQ, and music by Sounding Joy Women’s Choir and Blue Groove Jazz, and DJ Michael Fly (Michael Hughes) will spin tunes. The Main Event is noon-10 p.m. Saturday at Constitution Square Park, with music by The Harris Brothers, St. James Choir, Mike Evces, Krystal Napier Burdette, Victoria Troxler, First Baptist Male Chorus, Triple Vision, Southern Sons of Memphis, Soul Revue Band and Charlie Brown “Tribute to the Coasters, also featuring comedian Joe Deuce. Food vendors all weekend, plus beer sales.
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.
CLASSES/CAMPS
Opening Act Studio, at Hometown Kids, 440 W. 4th St., Perryville. 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. 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 Homeschool Book Club, 2 p.m. Friday at BCPL, Danville. This month we’ll discuss “Who Is Jane Goodall?” by Roberta Edwards. For ages 5-8.  Info: (859) 238-7323.
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.
 Second Monday Book Discussion Group, 3 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. This month we’ll discuss “Beneath the Marble Sky” by John Shors. Info: (859) 238-7323.
Third Thursday Morning Book Discussion Group, 10 a.m. Aug. 17 at BCPL, Danville. This month we’ll discuss “South of Broad” by Pat Conroy. Info: (859) 238-7323.
Third Thursday Evening Book Discussion Group, 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at BCPL, Danville. This month we’ll discuss “Between, Georgia” by Joshilyn Jackson. 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.
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 ….
Coloring and Conversations, 6 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Aug. 10) 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.
Soul of 2nd Street Mini History Conference, 1-4 p.m. Friday at BCPL. The mini History Conference is an opportunity to learn about local African American history. Various local historians will speak on their current research projects. The keynote speaker on African-American history will be Dr. Betty Sue Griffin. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Info: (859) 238-7323.
Tween Cupcake Wars, 4 p.m. Aug. 17 at BCPL, Danville. Decorate and devour your own batch of cupcakes. The creator of the most popular cupcake will receive a special prize. For ages 9-13. Registration required.
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.  *There will be no Storytimes at the library during the first two weeks of August. Storytimes will resume on Tuesday, Aug. 15.
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.