What's Happening in the Area

December 18, 2003


"Great Escapes," by The Escape Artists from London and Somerset, through December, Vinyard Room, Old Crow Inn. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Also on exhibit: Works by David Farmer, in the tasting room. Information: (859) 236-1808.

New watercolors by Jim Underwood, through December, Boyle County Library. Sponsored by Gathering Artists. Open to the public during regular business hours. Free.

Paintings by Diane Reed and Jackie Zimmerman, photography by John Robinson, through Jan. 9, Commonwealth Cancer Center, Danville bypass. Open during regular business hours. Free.


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

Paintings by David Farmer, through Dec. 31, Miller Fine Art and Framing, 501 E. High St., Lexington. Information: (859) 254-0402 or

"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


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:

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:

"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.

Events for this column must be submitted to the Advocate by 5 p.m. Tuesday. Call (859) 236-2551 with complete information, including hours and admission price; or e-mail

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