Art by Enrique Estuardo Alvarez, presented by Kentucky/Ecuador partners, through Jan. 4, Central Library Gallery, 140 E. Main St., Lexington. Information: (859) 231-5559.
"The Children's Hour: Toys from Our Past," exhibit of antique toys, through Saturday, Hunt-Morgan House, Lexington. Cost: $7; children under 12 free. Information: (859) 253-0362 or www.bluegrasstrust.org.
Paintings by David Farmer, through Dec. 31, Miller Fine Art and Framing, 501 E. High St., Lexington. Information: (859) 254-0402 or www.millerfineart.com.
"JUOGI," recept sculptures by Kenyan artist Jimmy Ongonga, through Saturday, Tuska Gallery, Fine Arts Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington. Free. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday, noon-8 p.m. Friday. Information: (859) 257-5716.
"Calico and Chintz: Early American Quilts from the Smithsonian Art Museum," featuring 22 rare pieced and whole-cloth American quilts made before 1850, through March 15, Speed Art Museum, Louisville. Hours: 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Information: (502) 634-2700 or www.speedmuseum.org.
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.
Leavin' Tracks, Saturday, Mae Johnson's White Barn, Waynesburg. Hours: 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday. Cost: $5. Information: (606) 365-3417.
Gomalan Brass Quintet, 3 p.m. Jan. 25, Weisiger Theatre, Centre College. Tickets: (859) 23-4692.
Swan Lake, by Moscow Festival Ballet, 8 p.m. Jan. 13, Newlin Hall, Centre College. Tickets: (859) 236-4692.
The Simple Gifts of Christmas, guided tours focusing on Shaker live and Christmas customs, Dec. 26-31, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Information: (859) 734-5411.
Winter solstice celebration, a program of Dominican Earth Center, 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Madonna Conference Room, St. Catharine. Featuring storytelling, candle decorating, singing and dancing. Free. Information: (859) 336-7778.
Southern Lights, 5:30-10 p.m. through Dec. 31, Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington. Cost: $12/carload. Information: (859) 255-5727.
Directors sought, for 2004-2005 season of productions at Ragged Edge Community Theater. Send resumes to: RECT, P.O. Box 157, Harrodsburg, KY 40330. Information: (859) 734-2389.
Grassroots Writers, 6-7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, Lancaster United Methodist Church, Stanford Street.
Jeff Caldwell, current host of ESPN's "Sports Figures," through Saturday, Comedy Off Broadway, Lexington Green. Show times and prices: 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, $6.25; 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, $8.25; 7, 9:15 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Saturday, $10.25. Box office hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Web site: www.comedyoffbroadway.com.
Scott Wilson, winner of Showtimes "Funniest Person in Kentucky" contest, Dec. 26 and 27, Comedy Off Broadway, Lexington Green. Show times and prices: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, $8.25; 7, 9:15 and 11:30 p.m. Saturday, $10.25. Box office hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Web site: www.comedyoffbroadway.com.
"The Quick and the Dead: Sorrowful Mysteries and Stories from Central Kentucky," presented by Kentucky Humanities Council Speaker's Bureau, 3 p.m. Jan. 11, Ragged Edge Community Theater, Harrodsburg. Free. Information: (859) 734-2389.
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