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.
"40 Fingers," works by Diane Braber, Marsha Heidbrink, Jacqui Lubbers and Delaire Rowe, through Jan. 2, Central Library Gallery, 140 E. Main St., Lexington. Information: (859) 231-5559.
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.
Works by Ellen Skidmore, through Dec. 30, Cross Gate Gallery, 509 E. Main St., Lexington. Information: (859) 233-3856. Web site: www.crossgategallery.com.
"Flame Run," an exhibit of contemporary art glass by four artists from Louisville's Flame Run studio, through Jan. 8, Yeiser Art Center, Paducah. Information: (270) 442-2453.
Montgomery Gentry, featuring Lynyrd Skynyrd and special guests Trace Adkins and Blue County, Dec. 31, Rupp Arena, Lexington. Cost: $51.50 and $38.50. Tickets: (859) 233-3535 or www.ticketmaster.com.
Aaron Raitiere, guitarist and Boyle native, 8 p.m. Dec. 28, The Dame, Lexington. Cost: $5. Information: www.sonicbids.com/aaronraitiere.
Billyblues, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Dec. 31, Two Roads Cafe. Information: www.billyblues.org.
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. Auction: 7 p.m. Mondays, led by Waynesburg Auction. Information: (606) 365-3417.
Denyce Graves, mezzo-soprano, 8 p.m. Jan. 18, Newlin Hall, Centre College. Tickets: (859) 236-4692.
Little South, 8 p.m.-midnight Saturday, Fraternal Order of Eagles 4394, Junction City. Cost: $5/members and guests.
Heritage Area String Program holiday concert, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Weisiger Theatre, Centre College. Free.
Sesame Street Live's "1-2-3 ... Imagine!" 7 p.m. today and Friday, 10:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday, 1 p.m. sunday, 2 p.m. Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Rupp Arena, Lexington. Cost: $12 and $15. Tickets: (859) 233-3535.
"A Kentucky Christmas Carol," 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Liberty Hall Historic Site, Frankfort. Specialty desserts, coffee and hot drinks served after performance. Cost: $25; includes refreshments. Reservations required, (888) 516-5101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe," 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Danville High School's Gravely Hall. Cost: $6/adults, $4/children. Information: (859) 238-1308.
"The Nutcracker," by Kentucky Ballet Theatre, Friday through Sunday, Singletary Center for the Arts, Lexington. Cost: $15-25. Call: (859) 257-4929.
"The Nutcracker," by Lexington Ballet, 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Opera House, Lexington. Cost: $238/adults, $15/students. Tickets: (859) 233-3535.
Contra dance, fund-raiser, sponsored by Contraire Dance Association, 7:30-11 p.m. Friday, Russell Acton Folk Center, 212 Jefferson St., Berea. Dress for energetic activity. Cost: $8/adults, $4/children and students. Information: (800) 598-5263.
"The Simple Gifts of Christmas," with guided tours at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Dec. 26-31, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill. Information: (859) 734-1545.
"Best of the Bluegrass," featuring four funny Kentuckians - Cleveland, Rich Ragains, Scott Wilson and Lee Cruse, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 25, 29, 30 and Jan. 1, Comedy Off Broadway, Lexington Green. Show times and prices: 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, $6.50; 9:15 p.m. Dec. 25, $8.50; 8 p.m. Dec. 29-30, $6.50; 9:15 p.m. Jan. 1, $8.50. 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.