Area entertainment, classes and other offerings

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MUSIC

Moondawg, 6-9 p.m. Thursday at Brothers’ BBQ, Danville. 

Thunderous Three, 8 p.m.-midnight Friday at Brothers’ BBQ, Danville.

Glory Daze, 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.

Some Rock Band, 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.  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.

AUDITION 

The Orphan Train, 2:30 p.m. Sept. 10 and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at West T. Hill Community Theatre, 117 Larrimore Lane, Danville. An original musical by Elizabeth Orndorff and Scott Brown, this touching and very Christmassy play is based on the true stories of the Orphan Trains that traveled all over the country in the 1900s attempting to match hopeful parents with needy orphans.  It is a perfect piece for holiday fare.  The music is both beautiful and haunting. Roles are available for six men, six women and 12 children. Production dates will be  December 1-3, 8-10 and 15-17. 

VISUAL ART

En Plein Air, through Saturday 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! 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

Jimmie Walker, 8:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday at Pioneer Playhouse, 840 Stanford Road, Danville. Iconic Walker, who skyrocketed to comedic fame in the ‘70s on the TV hit show, “Good Times,” will appear for a 3-night comedy weekend. Comedian Shawn Reynolds will open all three nights. Both comedians are known for their clean acts. A homemade barbecue dinner is available at 7:30 p.m. nightly (reservations recommended). Tickets: (859) 236-2747 or pioneerplayhouse.com. 

Comedy Caravan, 8 p.m. Aug. 31 at Mallard’s restaurant, 1001 Ben Ali Drive, Danville. Headlining is Lee Cruise; Joel Pett, a Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist, is the middle act; Lexington comic Overtime will emcee. Tickets: (859) 936-8103. 

Contra Dance, with caller TBA and band Wizard Walk, 8-11 p.m. Sept. 2 (beginner lesson 7:30-8) at Artworks at the Carver School, 522 Patterson St., Lexington. Cost is $8/adults, $5/students and first-timers. Info:  (859) 552-5433, ltda.ws.

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

Nutrition for Everybody, 5 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. Learn basic cooking skills, food safety, the importance of nutrition, and how to make the most of your money.

Adult How-To: Bread Making, 6 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. Learn the basics of making bread. Presented by Alethea Price from the Boyle County Extension Office.

Tween Lab: Scratch-n-Sniff Painting, 4 p.m. Aug. 31 at BCPL, Danville. Try out a new STEAM activity each month. For ages 9-13.

Composting Class, 6 p.m. Aug. 31 at BCPL, Danville. Learn how simple it is to recycle vegetable scraps, leaves, and plants into compost. The Boyle County Extension Office will give away a counter-top compost bin as a door prize. Presented by Alexis Amorese.

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.

Art Adventures, 10-11 a.m. Fridays, Aug. 25-Sept. 15 or 1-2 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 22-Sept. 12 at CAC, Danville. Drop your aspiring artist for an hour of creative arts exploration with new projects each week designed to introduce children to a range of media and techniques. Cost is $40 for either morning or afternoon class. For ages 3-5. Info: communityartscenter.net. 

Bookworms Art Class, 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays, through Sept. 12 at CAC, Danville. In this 4 week mixed-media art class, students will create original artwork based on children’s books about monsters. For grades K-2, $40. Info: communityartscenter.net. 

Art Around the World, 4-5 p.m. Wednesdays, through Sept. 13 at CAC, Danville. In this mixed-media art class, students will observe and discuss art from Japan and create their own artwork using similar ideas, themes and art processes. For grades 3-5, $40. Info: communityartscenter.net. 

Clay Vessels for Beginners, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, through Oct. 4 at CAC, Danville. In this fun and informative pottery class, you’ll learn the basics of working in clay and essential techniques to creating unique, hand-formed vessels. For ages 14 and older, $200. Info: communityartscenter.net. 

Introduction to Printmaking, 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 4 at CAC, Danville. This class introduces students to the basics of printmaking, including image selection, block preparation and carving, and image transfer techniques. No drawing experience is required. For ages 14 and older, $140. Info: communityartscenter.net. 

Wheel-Thrown Pottery, 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays, through Oct. 4, or 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 24-Oct. 5 at CAC, Danville. Get centered and try your hand at the potter’s wheel! From forming to firing to your table, this beginning wheel throwing class will teach you how to take mud from the earth and turn it into a functional, artistic ware. For ages 14 and older, $200. Info: communityartscenter.net. 

Drawing 101 for Kids, 4-5 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 24-Sept. 14 at CAC, Danville. Instructor Brandon Long will help kids will learn strategies for drawing faces, people, landscapes, and much more. For 4th-8th grades, $40. Info: communityartscenter.net. 

Beginner Ballroom Dance, 6-7 p.m. Thursdays at CAC, Danville. The type of dance step changes approximately every four weeks and you don’t need to have a partner.  Practice your moves at a monthly Soiree. Cost is $10/class. Info: communityartscenter.net. 

Clay Jewelry, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays, Aug. 26-Sept. 16 at CAC, Danville. Learn basic hand-building techniques to create unique, wearable works (necklaces, earrings, bracelets, brooches). For ages 14 and older, $85. Info: communityartscenter.net. 

Kids Pottery, 9:30-11 a.m. Saturdays, Aug. 26-Sept. 16. Get your hands dirty in this introductory exploration of clay. Students will learn hand-building techniques and have a chance to try out the potter’s wheel. For 1st-8th grade, $80. Info: communityartscenter.net. 

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.

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. Sept. 1 at BCPL, Danville. This book selection this month is “Shh! We’re Writing the Constitution” by Jean Fitz.

 LEGO Club, 4 p.m. Sept. 1 at BCPL, Danville. Build your own unique creation to be put on display in the Children’s Library.

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.

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 ….

Danville Children’s Choir first rehearsal, 7-8:15 p.m. Monday at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church, 339 W Lexington Ave, Danville. New and returning singers are welcome. 

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.