Weekender, April 12

 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

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 Kentucky South with guest performers. Cover is $10. To keep up with guest artists and other events, like Perryville Jamboree on Facebook. Info: (859) 583-9780.

Karaoke, 7:30 p.m.-midnight Friday at Garden Club, Junction City. Cover is $10. Info: (859) 583-1100.

Neon Shine,  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.

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.

VISUAL ART

Open to Interpretation, through May 25 at CAC, Danville. This exhibit showcases artwork by regional abstract artists. Learn about the creative processes and unique challenges behind making art without a specific subject matter. Exhibit includes hands-on opportunities to create your own abstract artwork. Info: communityartscenter.net, (859) 236-4054.

Interpreting the abstract: The Community Arts Center is having the opening reception for its new exhibit, “Open to Interpretation,” 5:30-8 p.m. Friday. Paintings, like “Floater” by Kayla Bishoff which is seen above, fill the center for this non-objective abstract exhibit. Opening remarks will be made by Amy Frederick, an art history professor with Centre College, with live music and light appetizers for visitors. Beer and wine will be for sale. While these paintings may be loosely-based on subject matter, much of the interpretation of the art is left up to the viewer. Come explore how artists have created different moods and emotions through color and design, and learn more about how they approach creating abstract art. Also, hands-on creation stations will give participants a chance to try some exercises to get them on the way to creating their own abstract masterpiece.

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, at the last door. Original art and prints exhibited by J. Robert Gundy, Jr. Info: (859) 230-1296.

Murmurations and Exultations, through May 5 at New Editions Gallery, 500 W. Short St., Lexington. Opening 5-8 p.m. March 16 for Gallery Hop, then daily 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Approaching the canvas instinctively and without preamble, both Cheryl Chapman and Rodney Hatfield begin by mark making, layering paint and building texture. Structure and patterns emerge…a tradition of abstract expressionism on one hand and a story of intimate portraits on the other.  Bold color, rhythm and line start the conversation, where communication begins, and the canvas becomes the pathway for exploration and discovery. Admission is free. Info: neweditionsgallery.com; (859) 266-2766.

AUDITIONS

Auditions for “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,”  2:30 p.m. May 6 and 6:30 p.m. May 7 at West’s Wing on Third Street. Roles will be available for high school ages and adults. Production dates are July 6-8 and 13-15. Info: westthill.net.

STAGE

The Diary of Anne Frank, April 13-15 and 20-22 at West T. Hill Community Theatre, 117 Larrimore Lane, Danville. The play portrays the life of 13-year-old Anne Frank and her family after they were forced into hiding during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Roles are available for four men, a teenage boy and girl, and three woman.Starring Sofie Farmer, Walter Eng, Lori Shepherd, Katlyn Hundley, Darell Rickmers, Robin Voss, Elijah Brown, Stephen Lanham,  John Andrew Dixon and Brittany Beedy. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: westthill.net, (859) 319-0205.

Centre Music and Drama Department spring events — • April 15, Musicians Showcase, 3 p.m., The Presbyterian Church;  • April 18-21: DramaCentre’s Twelfth Night, 8 p.m. each night, Weisiger Theater;  • April 22: Flute Recital, 2 p.m., Norton Center foyer; • April 22: Voice recital, 3 p.m. Gillespie Recital Hall (Grant 114); • April 25: Centre Singers and Concert Choir, 7:30 p.m. Newlin Hall; • April 28: Centre Symphony Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Concert, 4 p.m. Newlin Hall; • April 30: Kentucky Ensemble, 7 p.m., Combs Warehouse; • April 30: Piano Recitals, 6 and 7:30 p.m. Gillespie; • May 2: CentreJazz, 7:30 p.m. Combs Warehouse; • May 4: Emma King Voice Recital, 5 p.m. Gillespie Recital Hall; • May 6: Jessica Haralu Voice Recital, 4 p.m. Gillespie Recital Hall; • May 8: Rhythm Fusion & African Drum ensembles, 7:30 p.m. Weisiger Theatre; • May 9: Ordinary Days (musical), 8 p.m. Black Box Theatre (Fifth floor of Grant Hall, behind Norton Center)

Shows coming up at the Lancaster Grand Theatre, 117 Lexington St., Lancaster: The Modern Gentleman, 7:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday, April 12). Country Cool Comedy Tour, 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets, more info: (859) 583-1716, lancastergrand.com.

MOVIES 

Friends of the Library Spring Film Series: Variety Showcase, 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday, April 12) and April 19 at BCPL, Danville. Introduction and post-film discussion led by Charles Vahlkamp. Films are listed on the library’s website. Free admission and free popcorn, held in Community Room. Info: (859) 238-7323.

OUT AND ABOUT

Jim’s Authentic Cocktail Society, 5:30 p.m. Thursdays at Jane Barleycorn Market & Bar, 128 S. 4th St., Danville. Come taste a unique cocktail each Thursday, specially mixed by bartender Jim Rogan. Info: www.janebarleycorn.com.

CLASSES/CAMPS

Tie collars and purses, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Boyle County Extension Office, 99 Corporate Drive. Make a cute collar necklace or a purse out of men’s ties. Marthetta Clark teaches the class and will furnish the materials; participants needs to bring a sewing machine and scissors. Cost is $7; registration required by Friday. Info: (859) 236-4484.

Lunch with the Arts: I Come From, noon–1 p.m. April 18, at CAC, Danville. Filmmaker Robby Henson who will show portions of his documentary, “I Come From,” and discuss the inspirational performance/writing program behind bars, Voices Inside, that is centered at Northpoint Training Center. Cost is $5/door, participants welcome to bring lunch. Info: communityartscenter.net, (859) 236-4054.

Registration for Shamrock III acting camp (for ages 5-18), 10 a.m.-noon April 28, 2-4 p.m. April 29, and 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. May 1-3 at West’s Wing on North Third Street; also can register online at westthill.com; or fill out application and mail to P. O. Box 841 with check or money order; or register in person during the before-mentioned dates and times. The full Irish Uplift connection from Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland for two full weeks of camp, complete with weekend showcases and special events. Showcases will be produced July 16-20 and 23-27 and will be open to the public. Camp cost is $150/week, and $100 for each additional sibling. Limited scholarships available. For information, call Karen Logue at (859) 583-0417 or email karenlogue@hotmail.com.

Best Plants for Butterflies, 4 p.m. April 20 at BCPL, Danville. Learn about the best plants for attracting butterflies. Presented by Alexis Sheffield, Horticulture Agent from the Boyle County Extension Office, held in the Community Room. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Modern Dance for Adults, through May 8 at the Kitty Baird Center, 815 Roy Arnold Boulevard, Danville. Taught 12:30-1:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday by Elizabeth Luttinger. No experience necessary; approach is about natural movement to build strength and grace. Ballet barre to warm-up, then funky cardio, safe stretching and a bit of choreography to get the body/mind working. The center is located south of the Centre College track, at the corner of Russel Street and Roy Arnold Boulevard. Classes are $55/month, discounts are available and classes are free for those with Centre IDs. Info: elizabeth.luttinger@centre.edu; (859) 238-5930

ArtWorks: Money Origami, 11 a.m. April 25 at LCPL, Stanford. Need a gift for graduation, Mother’s Day or Father’s Day? How about this unique way to give money. We will be using play money in class. If you would like to use real money, please bring your own. Registration required. Info: (606)-365-7513.

Adult Abstract Painting Workshop, 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays, April 23-30 at CAC, Danville. Instructed by Brandon Long, cost is $30. Info: communityartscenter.net, (859) 236-4054.

Kids Abstract Painting Workshop, 4-5 p.m. April 17 and 24 at CAC, Danville. For grades 3-8, cost is $20. Info: communityartscenter.net, (859) 236-4054.

Body Recall, 9-9:45 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at First Christian Church Disciple of Christ, 555 E. Lexington Ave., Danville. Classes help regain strength, mobility and flexibility, aid in everyday living. Fee is $6 a week. Info: Carolyn Walter, (859) 548-8203, 236-4006.

Adult Martial Arts, with Mike Stanfill 6-7 p.m. Thursdays at GEC, Lancaster. A 6-week session, $55 per person. Info: Deronda.sears@garrard.kyschools.us.

Beginner/Intermediate guitar, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays at GEC, Lancaster. Instructed by Ron Scott. Instructional handouts will be provided, students required to bring own guitars. Class is open to children and adults. Cost is $65. Info: Deronda.sears@garrard.kyschools.us.

Kid’s Martial Arts, 5 p.m. Thursdays at GEC, Lancaster. For children ages 5-12, instructed by Jonathan Turner. Classes last for 6-weeks. Info: Deronda.sears@garrard.kyschools.us.

Beginning knitting/crochet groups, Mondays at Garrard County Extension Office (GCEO), 1302 Stanford Road, Lancaster. Beginning knitting will be 10 a.m., crochet at 2 p.m. Beginners or those who want to brush up on their skills may join. Information: (859) 792-3026.

The Art Museum in the Modern World, 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays through April 25 at CAC, Danville. Join us for a series of lectures that will explore the sometimes surprising ways in which art museums intervene in contemporary society. Cost is $30 or $13 per session. Info: communityartscenter.net, (859) 236-4054.

Soulshine Selfies for Kids, 10-11:30 a.m. Satruday at CAC, Danville. Kids will create a make a magical, mixed-media self-portrait by combining painting and photos. The results are super funky and wonderfully unique every time. Cost is $15. Info: communityartscenter.net, (859) 236-4054.

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.

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 Soirée. Cost is $10/class. Info: communityartscenter.net, (859) 236-4054..

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Munchkin and Me Art Classes, preschool art (ages 18 months-4 years), 10-10:45 a.m. Thursdays at CAC, Danville. A free visual arts class for children to experiment with new techniques and mediums each week. *This offering follows the schedule of Danville Schools, if there is no class at Danville this class will not meet. Info: communityartscenter.net; (859) 236-4054.

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, Danville. Info: (859) 329-7814.

Violin instruction by Phil DeHaan, at CAC, Danville. Info: (859) 509-4293.

Voice instruction by Shauntina Phillips, at CAC, Danville. Info: shauniphillips@gmail.com, (859) 209-1265.

Piano instruction by Mary DeHaan, at CAC, Danville. Info: (502) 625-6430.

Guitar instruction by Jeff Cain, at CAC, Danville. Info: jcain807@hotmail.com, (606) 669-3040.

CLUBS

Open Coding Club, 4 p.m. today (Thursday, April 12), Monday and April 19 at BCPL, Danville. No experience required. Email danville.code@gmail.com to register. For all students in grades 6-12. 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 work3 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.

Third Thursday Morning Book Discussion, 10 a.m. April 19 at BCPL, Danville. This month we’ll be discussing “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank, planned in conjunction with the West T. Hill play. Books are available at the circulation desk. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Third Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion, 4 p.m. April 19 at BCPL, Danville. This month we’ll be discussing “Eli the Good” by Silas House. Books are available at the circulation desk. Info: (859) 238-7323.

4th Monday Book Club, 5 p.m. April 23 at LCPL, Stanford. New members always welcome.  April’s selected title is “Jerusalem” by Karen Armstrong. Pick up your copy today. Light refreshments provided. Info: (606)-365-7513

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

Lego Club, second and fourth Tuesday of the month at Lincoln County Public Library (LCPL), 201 Lancaster St., Stanford, 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.

Wilderness Road Amateur Radio Club, 7:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month at American Legion Post 46, 45 Spears Lane, Danville. Info: wrarc.com.

AND MORE ….

Coloring & Conversation, 6 p.m. tonight (Thursday, April 12) 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.

Adult Storytime, 9 a.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. A weekly social hour and book club for individuals with and without disabilities to utilize the library and pursue common interests together.

Comic Book Club for Tweens, 4 p.m. Monday at BCPL, Danville. Discuss your favorite comics and be the first to preview new ones. There will also be fun activities inspired by your favorite characters and stories. For ages 9-13 held in Children’s Library. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Teen Gaming, 4 p.m. Tuesday at BCPL, Danville. Play video games and watch movies at this casual event for teens, ages 13-18. Snacks will be served. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Family Craft Night: Recycled Art, 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 19 at BCPL, Danville. Celebrate Earth Day by upcycling everyday materials to make unique works of art. Craft stations will be set up for artists of all ages, held in the Storytime Room. Info: (859) 238-7323.

ASL Conversation Group, 6 p.m. April 19 at BCPL, Danville. Practice using American Sign Language in casual conversation at this Community Requested-Community Led group. All levels are welcome. Info: (859) 238-7323.

Pushing the Limits: 6 p.m. April 19 at LCPL, Stanford. A reading, viewing, and discussion series. This month’s theme is motion and the featured title is “The Wright Brothers” by David McCullough. A light meal will be provided. Copies of program materials will be provided at the time of registration. The series brings together books and video featuring authors, scientists and everyday people who thrive on exploring the natural world. The program is part of a national initiative funded by the National Science Foundation. Info: (606)-365-7513.

The Art Museum in the Modern World, 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays through April 25 at CAC, Danville. Presented by Dr. Jay Bloom, cost is $30. Info: communityartscenter.net, (859) 236-4054.

Jemima Boone: Life on the Frontier 1762-1834 — 1 p.m. April 28 at LCPL, Stanford. One of the most well-known stories to come out of Kentucky’s pioneer past involved 14-year-old Jemima. In July 1776, Boone was kidnapped by a group of Indians. Her father led a search party that caught up with the Indians and rescued the girls after three days in captivity.  Kentucky Chautauqua performer Betsy Smith, will deliver a historically accurate dramatization of Jemima Boone, daughter of Daniel Boone. Funded in part by the Kentucky Humanities Council, Inc. and Lindsey Wilson College. Info: (606)-365-7513.

Tech Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays at LCPL, Stanford. Children ages 8-18 are invited to attend. Info:  (606) 365-7513.

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.

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, 11:30 a.m. Wednesdayas.  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.