What's Happening in the Area for Aug. 28

August 28, 2003


Antique Shaker Baskets from the collection of Martha Wetherbee, through Oct. 6, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Information: (800) 734-5611, ext. 113.

New work by members, through September, Main Floor Gallery, Wilderness Trace Art League, Constitution Square. Coming in October: "It's All Down in Black & White," featuring new works in varied mediums in basic black and white themes. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Closed Tuesdays. Information: (859) 236-5799.

Works by Diane Reed, through September, Boyle County Library. Sponsored by Gathering Artists. Open to the public during regular business hours. Free.


Works by Janet Greer and Jack Carey, through September, McDowell Wellness Center. Sponsored by Gathering Artists. Open to the public during regular business hours. Free.

Works by Andrea Cass, David Cornwell, Lisa Schneider and Geri Trinler, through September, Commonwealth Cancer Center, Danville bypass. Open during regular business hours. Free.

"Prince Charlie and the Royal House of Stuart 1688-1788: Works of Art from the Drambuie Collection," through Sept. 28, Headley-Whitney Museum, 4435 Old Frankfort Pike, Lexington. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Cost: $6/adults, $5/seniors, $3/children. Information: (859) 255-6653.

"Town Branch Trail - Signs and Photos," through Sept. 7, Central Library Gallery, 140 E. Main St., Lexington. Information: (859) 231-5559.

"Botanica: Recent Work by Bruce R. Frank," by Lexington Art League, through Sept. 16, MetroLex Gallery, 301 E. Main St., Lexington. Hours: 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, by appointment Saturday. Free. Information: (859) 254-7024. Web site:

"Weapons of Mass Instruction: An LAL Members Exhibit," through Sept. 6, Kentucky Theatre Gallery, 214 E. Main St., Lexington. Open daily during Kentucky Theatre showings. Information: (859) 254-7024.


Aces High, Friday and Saturday, Mae Johnson's White Barn, Waynesburg. Hours: 8 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday. Cost: $5. Call (606) 365-3417.

The Barn concerts, specializing in "good, clean family fun," 6:30-10 p.m. every Friday night. Located on Buster Pike outside Burgin. Admission: $5. Tom Hurst, Sam Baker, Charlie Peel and Jim McKee are the featured singers/songwriters. Information: (859) 748-9689.

Hillbilly Night, with Button Down Band, 8 p.m.-midnight Friday, $5; Restless Band, with Bobby Long, Randy Mayes and Jimmy McKee, 7-11 p.m. Saturday, $5, Sam's Place, Old U.S. 127, Junction City. Information: (859) 854-6390.

Third Rate Romance, rock oldies music, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 4, Weisiger Park. Part of the of Whimsy in Weisiger Summer Concert Series. Free.

Louisville Bach Society, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12, concert hall, Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. Cost: $12/general, $9/senior citizens, $7/students. Information and tickets: (859) 257-4929 or email

Ronnie McDowell, 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, New Barn Theater, Renfro Valley. Cost: $18 and $20. Tickets: (800) 765-7464. Web site:

"Evening at Ashland" concert, 6 p.m. Sept. 1, Henry Clay Estate, Lexington. Cost: $2/parking. Lawn chairs and blankets suggested. Information: (859) 257-3221.


"The Desk Set," 1950s comedy about mind versus machine, 8 p.m. Sept. 5-6 and 12-13, 3 p.m. Sept. 7 and 14, West T. Hill Community Theatre, 117 Larrimore Lane. Cost: $8/advance, $9/door. Tickets: (859) 236-2948.

"The Thread That Runs So True," true story of author Jesse Staurts' days as the teacher of Lonesome Valley School, 8 p.m. Sept. 12-13 and 19-20, 3 p.m. Sept. 21, Ragged Edge Community Theater, 111 Main St., Harrodsburg. Cost: $10/adults, $9/seniors, $7/children. Tickets: (859) 734-2389.


For "Merry Christmas, Stregna Nona," by Lexington Children's Theatre, 1-3 or 4-6 p.m. Sept. 21, 7-9 p.m. Sept. 22 or 23, 418 W. Short St., Lexington. Roles available for adults and students ages 9 to 99. Information: (859) 254-4546, ext. 310.


Holly Henson, with Keith McGill and Tim Rowlands, progressive comedy, 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Pioneer Playhouse. Cost: $10. Tickets: (859) 236-2747.

Garrard County Tobacco Festival, Sept. 5 and 6, downtown Lancaster.

"Celebrating American Heroes," Sept. 6, downtown Danville. Featuring flag-raising ceremony, parade, speakers and music. Information: (859) 236-1909.

Grassroots Writers, 6-7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, Lancaster United Methodist Church, Stanford Street.

Main Street Market, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 18, corner of Main and Fourth streets.

James Gregory, "The Funniest Man in America," through Saturday, Comedy Off Broadway, Lexington Green. Show times and prices: 8 p.m. Thursday, $12.25; 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, $17.75; 7, 9:15 and 11:30 p.m. Saturday, $19.75. Box office hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Web site:

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