Art by Enrique Estuardo Alvarez, presented by Kentucky/Ecuador partners, through Sunday, Central Library Gallery, 140 E. Main St., Lexington. Information: (859) 231-5559.
"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, New Year's Eve, Friday and Saturday, Saturday, Mae Johnson's White Barn, Waynesburg. Hours: 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday. Cost: $5. Information: (606) 365-3417. New Year's Eve: 8 p.m.-1 a.m.; $10/adults, $2/kids.
A Mid-Winter Madrigal Feaste, featuring dinner and entertainment, 6:30 p.m. Jan 23 and 24, Anderson Circle Show Barn, Harrodsburg. Cost: $25/adults, $23/seniors, $12/children. Tickets: (859) 734-2389 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For "Martin Said So," Heritage Festival XI play, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 6 and 8, Danville High School auditorium. Directed by Karen L. Logue. Information: (859) 236-8607.
Swan Lake, by Moscow Festival Ballet, 8 p.m. Jan. 13, Newlin Hall, Centre College. Tickets: (859) 236-4692.
Contra dance, sponsored by Lexington Traditional Dance Association, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St., Lexington. Music by Contrarians. Dress for energetic activity. Cost: $6/adults, $5/students and first-timers. Information: (859) 269-2713.
Phil Kelley, "America's Party Comedian," through Saturday, Comedy Off Broadway, Lexington Green. Show times and prices: 8 and 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, $10.25; 8 p.m. Wednesday, $35/couple, $20/ingle, and 10:30 p.m., $65/couple, $35/single; 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, $10.25; 7, 9:15 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Saturday, $12.25. 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.
Grassroots Writers, 6-7:30 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, Lancaster United Methodist Church, Stanford Street.
"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 email@example.com.