Paintings by Diane Reed, through May, McDowell Wellness Center. Sponsored by Gathering Artists. Open to the public during regular business hours. Free. Information: (859) 236-6627.
"Fresh Paint," member exhibit of new works by Wilderness Trace Art League, through May 31, Unit No. 2, Constitution Square. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Closed Tuesdays. Information: (859) 236-6561.
All-member exhibit, by Gathering Artists, through May, Commonwealth Cancer Center, Danville bypass. Open during regular business hours. Free. Information: (859) 236-6561.
David Newton, 7-8 p.m. Saturday, lawn of Gov. William Owsley House, Lancaster. Free; bring a chair.
Stardust, 8 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday Mae Johnson's White Barn, Waynesburg. Cost: $5/adults, $1/under 9. Auction: 7 p.m. Mondays, led by Waynesburg Auction. Information: (606) 365-3417.
Patty Loveless, 7 and 9:15 p.m. Friday, New Barn Theater, Renfro Valley. Cost: $23 and $25 plus tax and handling. Tickets: (800) 765-7464. Web site: www.renfrovalley.com.
Royal Blue, bluegrass music, 8 p.m. Friday, Chimney Rock Campground, Burgin. Information: http://royalbluebluegrassband.com
"Guys and Dolls," oddball romantic comedy-musical, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Ragged Edge Community Theater, 111 S. Main St., Harrodsburg. Cost: $10/adults, $9/senior citizens, $7/children; Visa and MasterCard accepted. Tickets: (859) 734-2389.
Contra dance, sponsored by Contraire Dance Association, 7:30-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Russell Acton Folk Center, 212 Jefferson St., Berea. Music by Contrary Travelers. Dress for energetic activity. Friday cost: $4/adults, $2/children and students. Saturday cost: $6/adults, $4/children and students. Information: (800) 598-5263.
Call for entries for "Let There Be Light," national juried exhibition set for July 18-Sept. 11 at Centenary Christian Life Center. For all media; theme is open to representational, symbolic or abstract interpretation. Cost: $25/1-3 slides, $35/4-6 slides; Central Kentucky artists can drop off actual artwork in lieu of slides. Cash award for Best in Show. Information: (859) 236-4800. Web site: www.danvillecentenary.org.
Cruise-In, by Green River Kruzers Car Club, beginning 3 p.m. the second Saturday, April through October, Columbia. Activities include music, creeper races, spark plug changing and hula hoop contests. Food provided by Red Barn BBQ. Information: Jeff Thomas, (270) 384-2318, or Dale Smith, 384-7938.
Bob Zany, national comedian of the year nominee, through Saturday, Comedy Off Broadway, Lexington Green. Show times and prices: 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, $8.25; 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, $12.25; 7, 9:15 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Saturday, $15.25. 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.
Matt Burke, writer for "Late Night with David Letterman," Wednesday through May 29, 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.
Antique and Collectible Show and Sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Mercer Tobacco Warehouse, 334 Marimon Ave., Harrodsburg. Free. Information: (859) 613-3200 or email@example.com. Web site: www.mercerantiques.com.
Bike night, every Thursday, Sonic of Danville. For motorcycle enthusiasts. Hosted by In the Wind Social Club. Information: Rap Hipl, (859) 854-3835.
2nd Annual Arts and Craft Show, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, Boyle County Fairgrounds. Booth rental information: (859) 332-7039, 8-10 a.m. or after 7 p.m.
Fifth Annual L&N Day, celebrating trains and railroads and featuring many activities for children, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 5, L&N Depot, Berea. Information: (800) 598-5623.
Reading by Naomi Shihab Nye, author of "19 Varieties of Gazelle: Poems of the Middle East," 7:30 p.m. May 28, Crystal Ballroom, Brown Hotel, Louisville. Free. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 896-8941, ext. 2423.