What's Happening in the Area

March 11, 2004


"The Minnesota Pottery Collection: Selected Artists," featuring pieces of contemporary pottery given to the college in spring 2003, through Wednesday, AEGON Gallery, Jones Visual Arts Center, Centre College. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Sculptures by Ira Adams, through March, Boyle County Library. Open to the public during regular business hours. Free. Information: (859) 236-6627.

Works from Boyle County schools, through March, McDowell Wellness Center. Sponsored by Gathering Artists. Open to the public during regular business hours. Free. Information: (859) 236-6627.


"Calico and Chintz: Early American Quilts from the Smithsonian Art Museum," featuring 22 rare pieced and whole-cloth American quilts made before 1850, through Monday, 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

"Shades of Greatness," national tour of Negro Leagues Baseball Museum's memorabilia, through July 11, Louisville Slugger Museum. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Cost: $6/adults, $5/seniors, $3.50/ages 6-12. Information: (502) 588-7228.

"The Wonderful World of Tutu," artworks by Mary Ruth Maggard, through March 31, Chateau du Vieux Corbeau Winery, 471 Stanford Ave. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Free. Information: (859) 236-1808 or 236-1775.

"The Other Nude Show: Local and Regional Artists," through March 31, Miller Fine Art & Framing, 501 E. High St., Lexington. Information: (859) 254-0402.

"Contemporary Painters: Velma Morris, Tom Lohre and Eric Johnson," through April 4, Central Library Gallery, 140 E. Main St., Lexington. Free. Information: (859) 231-5559.


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.

Shane Eldridge and the Desert Wind Band, 8 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday, Mae Johnson's White Barn, Waynesburg. Cost: $5/adults, $1/under 9. Information: (606) 365-3417.

Israel Philharmonic, 8 p.m. today, Newlin Hall, Centre College. Tickets: (859) 236-4692 or (877) 448-7469.

Dr. Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, 7 p.m. Saturday, New Barn Theater, Renfro Valley. Cost: $12 and $14. Tickets: (800) 765-7464. Web site:

Lisa Cloud, piano, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Grant 114, Centre College. Free.

Centre Jazz, 7:30 p.m. March 18, The Combs Center, Centre College. Free.


"The Wind in the Willows," focusing on how the technology boom affects Rat, Toad, Badger and Mole, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Lexington Children's Theatre, 418 W. Short St. Cost: $10/adults, $8.25/children. Tickets: (800) 928-4545.

"Li'l Abner," musical theater, 8 p.m. April 2 and 3, Lincoln County High School auditorium. Information: (606) 365-9111.

"Bravo! Amelia Bedelia & Other Stories," round-the-world musical of favorite childrens' books, 11 a.m. March 13, The Theatre for Children at The Thoroughbred Center, 3380 Paris Pike, Lexington. Cost: $8. Tickets: (859) 293-1853.

"The Glass Menagerie," Tennessee Williams classic presented by Bluegrass Theatre Guild, 8 p.m. March 18-20 and 26-27, 2 p.m. March 21, Franklin County High School auditorium, 1100 E. Main St., Frankfort. Cost: $10/adults, $5/students, $15/advanced preferred seats. Tickets: (502) 223-7529. Web site:


For "Anne of Green Gables," West T. Hill Community Theatre's late spring production, 2 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday, at the theater on Larrimore Lane. Roles available: four girls and four boys, ages 8-12; four older girls and four older boys, ages 13-18; four women and four men. Directed by Karen L. Logue. Production dates: May 7-9 and 14-16. Information: (859) 236-8607.


Contra dance, sponsored by Lexington Traditional Dance Association, 8-11 p.m. Friday, ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St., Lexington. Music by The Corndrinkers. Dress for energetic activity. Cost: $5/adults, $4/students and first-timers. Information: (859) 269-2713.

Les Ballets Africains, National Dance Company of the Republic of Guinea, 8 p.m. March 30, Newlin Hall, Centre College. Tickets: (859) 236-4692 or (877) 448-7469.


Grandpa Jones, portrayed by Harrdsburg native David Hurt, 3 p.m. March 28, Ragged Edge Community Theater, Harrodsburg. Free. Information: (859) 734-2389.

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