Works by Sarah Ashley, Winnie Keedy, Geri Trinler, John Robinson and Tom Lamp, a Gathering Artists exhibit at Commonwealth Cancer Center, Danville bypass. Open during regular business hours. Free.
"Kathleen O'Brien: Recent Work," through Oct. 31, Ministries Workshop, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, 3501 Lexington Road, Harrodsburg. Free.
Johnnie Holland band, 8 p.m.-midnight Friday and Saturday, Mae Johnson's White Barn, Waynesburg. Cost: $5/adults, $1/children under 9. Dance contest held both nights. Beginning Oct. 8, Thursdays will be Bluegrass Night with the Cedar Knob Boys. Auction: 7 p.m. Monday at White Barn Lane. Information: (606) 365-3417.
Picking and Singing, 2 p.m. second Sunday each month, Penn's Store, Gravel Switch. Musicians are invited to bring an instrument and participate. "GPS (Gossip, Poetry, Storytelling) Sessions" will be at 2 p.m. the third Sunday of each month. Information: (859) 332-7706.
Acoustic Jam, 7 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday, Community Arts Center, 401 W. Main St. Information: John Hughes, (859) 236-4054.
Open mike, beginning at 7 p.m. today — musicians, comedians and other talent welcome; Centre's Outletdown, four-piece rock band, beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, 4th Street Deli & Tap, Danville. Information: (859) 236-1398. Web site: www.GoTo4thSt.com. Part of proceeds from food sales Friday go to Walk-a-Mile Foundation's fundraiswer for Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center. Wednesday is Trivia Night; begins at 7 p.m. Tuesdays are "Fat Tuesday at the Tap" — Cajun meals served every Tuesday night; cost is $8.95.
Passed Experience, classic rock, Southern rock and country, 7-11 p.m. today, Sutton's on the Patio. Free. Happy hour: 2-7 p.m. daily, with two-for-one well drinks, large draft for small-draft price, and two-for-one margaritas, daiquiris and piña coladas. Web site: http://passedexp.com.
Sammy Baker and the Poor Boys, 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Wanda's Country Kitchen, Junction City. Cost: $5/ages 12 and up, $2.50/ages 6-12, free for children 6 years old and younger. Information: Angela Douglas, (859) 854-6480.
"When Elmo Grows Up," presented by Sesame Street Live," 7 p.m. Oct. 23, 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 24, 1 and 4:30 p.m. Oct. 25, Rupp Arena, 430 W. Vine St., Lexington. Cost" $12, $16 and $21. Tickets: (859) 233-3535. Web site: www.sesamestreetlive.com.
"Pinocchio," 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 7 p.m. Saturday, Lexington Children's Theatre Main Stage, 418 W. Short St., Lexington. Cost: $13/adults, $11/children. Tickets: (859) 254-4546. Web site: www.lctonstage.org.
"The Legend of John Henry," 2 p.m. Oct. 10-11, 7 p.m. Oct. 10, Lexington Children's Theatre Main Stage, 418 W. Short St., Lexington. Cost: $13/adults, $11/children. Tickets: (859) 254-4546. Web site: www.lctonstage.org.
Contra dance, with caller Barbara Ramlow and band Cornpone, 8-11 p.m. Saturday, beginner lesson 7:30-8 p.m., ArtsPlace, 161 N. Mill St., Lexington. Cost: $7/adults, $5/ students and first-timers. Information: (859) 552-5433 or http://ltda.ws/.
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Arts Council of Mercer County Fall Arts Festival, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 24, 729 N. Greenville St., Harrodsburg. Cost: $5/adults, $2/children 13-17; under 12 free.
"The Color of Water: Meditations on Identity," presentation by James McBride, 7 p.m. Nov. 3, Newlin Hall, Centre College. McBride is the author of "The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White Mother," "Miracle at St. Anna" and "Song Yet Sung."
Forkland Community Center Lincoln Museum, with information linking the community to Abraham Lincoln's grandmother, Lucey Hanks, noon-4 p.m. Saturdays, Forkland. Information: (859) 936-2061 or (859) 936-7489.