Works by Jim Underwood, through December, McDowell Wellness Center. Sponsored by Gathering Artists. Open to the public during regular business hours. Free. Information: (859) 236-6627.
Christmas-themed exhibit and craft show by Wilderness Trace Art League, through December, Constitution Square. Facility also includes two floors of members' arts and crafts. Hours: noon-4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Sundays. Closed Tuesdays. Information: (859) 236-6561.
Paintings by Jack Carey, for sale and on display, Cutter's Buffet, Hustonville Road.
Paintings and photography by Gathering Artist members, through December, Commonwealth Cancer Center, Danville bypass. Open during regular business hours. Free. Information: (859) 236-6561.
Works by painter David Farmer and photographer J.P. Fields, through Dec. 23, Miller Fine Art and Framing, 501 E. High St., Lexington. Information: (859) 254-04042. Web site: www.millerfineart.com.
Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, 8 p.m. Saturday, Newlin Hall, Centre College. Tickets: (859) 236-4692.
LeAnn Rimes' Symphonic Christmas, featuring The Owensboro Symphony Orchestra, 8 p.m. Monday, Newlin Hall, Centre College. Tickets: (859) 236-4692.
"French Music for Clarinet and Piano," featuring Debbie Baker Harmon, piano, Shelley Richardson, clarinet, and Irene Humelsine, piano, 4 p.m. Saturday, Lexington Avenue Baptist Church Sanctuary. Free.
Centre Orchestra, 3 p.m. Sunday, Grant 114, Norton Center for the Arts. Free.
Showdown, 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.
"The Beautiful Music of Christmas," by the Mid-Kentucky Chorus at St. Catharine, 7:30 p.m. Friday, St. Joseph Basilica, Bardstown; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, St. Catharine Hall, Springfield; and 3 p.m. Sunday, St. Francis of Assisi, 1960 Bardstown Road, Louisville. Cost: $7/adults, $5/seniors, students and children.
"Kentucky Christmas Chorus," 8 p.m. Tuesday, Rupp Arena. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Information: (859) 233-4226.
Kickin-It-Up, 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Fraternal Order of Eagles 4394, Junction City. Cost: $5/members and guests.
"Cinder-Elfa," a holiday musical play by Arts for Kids, ETC, after Christmas parade Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Monday, Community Arts Center, Main Street. Cost: $3; tickets available at door. Information: (859) 324-0371.
"You Can't Take It With You," by Lincoln County High School Drama Club, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, LCHS auditorium. Cost: $4.
"Here's Love," musical rendering of "Miracle on 34th Street," 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Dec. 10-11, 3 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 12, West T. Hill Community Theatre, Larrimore Lane. Cost: $9/advance, $10/door. Tickets: (859) 236-1310.
"The Best Christmas Pageant EVER!" by Lexington Children's Theatre, 2 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Dec. 11, 7 p.m. Saturday, Lexington Opera House. Cost: $12/adults, $10.75/children. Tickets: (800) 928-4545 or online at www.lctonstage.org.
"Hans Brinker," 11 a.m. Dec. 11,Thoroughbred Center's Theatre for Children, Lexington. Cost: $8. Information: (859) 293-1853 or www.TheThoroughbredCenter.com.
For "On Golden Pond," West T. Hill Community Theatre's mid-winter production, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14, at the theater on Larrimore Lane. Roles available: one 12-year-old boy; one woman, 35-45; one woman, 55-70; one man, 55-70; and two men, 35-45. Production dates: Feb. 4-6 and 11-13. Information: (859) 236-3481.
For "James and the Giant Peach," by Lexington Children's Theatre, 2-4 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. Dec. 12, 7-9 p.m. Dec. 13, LCT's Learning Stage, Lexington. Roles available for ages 9-99. Auditions by appointment only; each auditionee must attend the entire two-hour session. To schedule an audition time, call (859) 254.4546, ext. 310. Information: http://www.lctonstage.org/discoveryJAMES.htm.
"The Nutcracker" in one act, by Bluegrass Youth Ballet, 1 and 7 p.m. Dec. 11, Lexington Children's Theatre, Short Street. Cost: $8. Tickets: available at the door, or by calling Bluegrass Youth Ballet, (859) 271-4432. This one-hour show features dancers ages 4-21, and is suitable for all ages, including younger children.